For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
1 Corinthians 15:25,26

According to this scripture, our Lord Jesus must reign and will be a conqueror during his second coming. We know him as the sacrificial lamb in his first coming, but this is Jesus as the warrior putting everything under his feet, stomping out evil everywhere. And we will be here to witness it!

To be honest, I thought the whole world would be subjected to his authority in a relatively short battle called Armageddon and then we would enjoy 1,000 years of perfection. But it seems we will instead be watching Jesus lead a long and drawn out epic campaign against the various evils of the world, until he finally defeats death itself!

We will see our Jesus undo all these evils, unmake them and expose deep-seated lies we never knew before. We will get to witness the deconstruction of sin and death. Revelation 20:14 says, at the great white throne of judgment, Jesus will cast death into the lake of fire. What a fitting end to such an ever-present plight. Praise the Lord forever more!

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing
with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18

Jonathan Duncan

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