Place of renewal

Isaiah 2:1-4

When will the wars cease, and how long until the fighting among nations and people end? It seems that the prevalent focus of the thoughts of men today are on lust, greed, and violence. Love does exist amongst the thick darkness that overshadows the earth, but it seems as thought evil is making a greater impact in the hearts of men, than the voice of those who believe the truth. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:1-7). We are living out this prophecy today, as we see the state of the world mirroring every word written in the second book of Timothy. Although it has been prophesied that sin will run its course in the earth, the prophet Isaiah tells us of a more assuring prophecy when the Kingdom of Heaven will be established on the earth.

Isaiah wrote in verse two, “in the last days, the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. He continued to stress how God would teach the people His ways, and they will respond in obedience. During this time, violence will be no more, because in the last rebellion of satan and man against God and Christ, at the end of the Millennium, there will be no manufacturer of weapons, or any learning of the art of war. God will soon rain down fire from Heaven that will end all rebellion on the earth. Mankind will be renewed back to the state in which God intended. Where there was sin, now there is forgiveness. Where hate took residence, love served hate its eviction notice, and moved in permanently. When sadness, sorrow, and shame once turned the hearts of many, peace will pour into all those broken hearts, and fill them to the brim. Look forward to the day when this evil world will perish, and God will takes us to a place where love flows freely, violence is nonexistent, and we can bask in the glory of our God, and sing eternal praises to His name.

Walk in love,

Ell

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