“The nations were enraged, but your wrath has come, and the time has come for the dead to be judged, and the time has come to give to your servants, the prophets, their reward, as well as to the saints and to those who revere your name, both small and great, and the time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth.”” Revelation 11:18 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/rev.11.18.NET
Someday, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus, God as Man, will return to earth, take over the earth, and restore the earth to its original intent. On this day, there will be both rejoicing and weeping. Jesus will be welcomed and hated by humanity when He asserts Himself as Lord over all in heaven and upon earth. Today, because God desires all people to reconcile to Him through Jesus, the sacrificial lamb and thus Savior of the world, life appears as though men rule over all. This is untrue, and Jesus will return as the Lion of Judah and Lord overall. Those who despise Jesus and thus God’s ways will be enraged, they will lament, they will despise His coming and argue the judgment they will receive for ignoring God and disobeying His commands. Their destiny is their desire: separation from God and His people forever. This separation, however, will be in perpetual torment and pain, suffering horribly for ignoring and disobeying the One True God Who loved them by sending His Son to pardon them, but they would not have Him. The Church will rejoice that their God has come. They will be divided and rewarded by their faithfulness and fruitfulness determined by their obedience to His commands to see His kingdom come and His will be done upon earth as in heaven. To those who worked hard and bore much fruit, great will be their reward, but to those who did little but persevered in faith, they will receive little but will live forever with the King. How will we live on the eternal earth for all eternity? Our reward will establish our wealth in the kingdom to come. How much treasure did we store up for ourselves? How much are we working to win people to Jesus and to grow them into greater obedience to His commands?