God created for us light by which to see, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” [Genesis 1:3]. But when His kingdom comes to fruition through Jesus Christ we shall not need light any longer, “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” [Revelation 21:23].
Both the world and God have lights by which to see. When you see things by the world‘s light, it shows us our cravings and desires but God's will is hidden. By seeing the world through the light of our Lord Jesus Christ we see the things that are important, and the futility of earthly desires become evident beneath His glow. Has God shown you the world through His light recently?
Genesis 1:10 - Revelation 21:1
God created the waters for us, “And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good.” [Genesis 1:10]. But in the new kingdom of God we will no longer need them, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” [Revelation 21:1].
The things of the world we find so important to us today will be irrelevant and pointless when God‘s Kingdom comes. Water, money, power, status and other things like them will be of no consequence. Can you think of three things the world says you NEED today that will no longer be needed in the kingdom?
Genesis 3:24 – Revelation 22:2
Because of the sins of Adam and Eve, our access to the tree was removed, “So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” [Genesis 3:24]. When the kingdom of God is restored for His glory, so too shall our access to the tree of life be restored, “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” [Revelation 22:2].
Like a good parent, God sometimes takes things away from us until we are ready for them. When Jesus returns and His kingdom comes, all things will be restored to us. How has God restored things to you over the past year?