The Final Realm
The final transition of power occurs at Jesus' second coming and lasts for eternity!We have looked back in history and seen how the time periods described in the 7 Trumpets coincide with the time periods of seven dominant political powers (7 heads) in the Roman realm (the beast). We've seen how the same event that brought about the end of a political power also brought about the end of the conditions described in the corresponding Trumpet. We've seen how the political powers, by their own action or inaction, brought about the judgments on themselves. The judgments, which might have served to wake up the rulers and the inhabitants of the land, were largely rejected. It becomes clear that God permits everyone to make their own decisions, even if those decisions bring pain, failure and death. He has also allowed others to establish their own methods of governance and reveal how their systems operate over the long run. These have all been failures, bringing chaos and death.
God's realm is different. It is based on the concepts of truthfulness and willing service. This means that each person gains an understanding of things that are true through Bible study and guidance by the Holy Spirit. Each person accepts the solution offered by Christ, which provides escape from pain and death as the sure result of their wrong doings. They also accept Christ's complete solution, which includes the benefit of His power to transform the life so that they cease to want to do the things that are harmful. They are enabled to look out for the good of others as a priority, because they want to. Goodness becomes a natural part of them and they are part of a circle of life sustained by a system of selflessness. It is a demonstrated system, with Jesus as the epitome of selflessness, giving His life for others. He offers His power to change the character of humanity so that each person is also capable of this type of selflessness. Selflessness verses selfishness. Selflessness is the only way to ensure long-lasting success and happiness for all. By the time His realm of glory is established on earth, humanity will no doubt have seen enough of other governments to acknowledge this truth.
The alternate government that Satan is presenting in this world is being watched by all. He doesn't care if people hear or understand his teachings, just as long as they comply. He feels free to lie whenever it suits his purposes. It is based on the concept of "self," where each person is encouraged to focus on uplifting themselves. The solution to human problems is presented as being found within instead of being provided for us by Christ. The elevation of humanity is said to be gained through mystic experiences. All are encouraged to let go of anything that divides, and the spirit of ecumenism is pressed forward at the expense of Biblical faithfulness. Human ability is elevated and the sovereignty, sacrifice and goodness of God is brought down. These types of attempts are aimed at "dethroning" Jesus and continue to gain momentum during the earth's last days as all powers strive for supremacy.
Revelation 21 describes the final realm as a place where there are no tears, no pain and no death. God Himself dwells with humanity in a newly created earth and heaven. It is a truly magnificent government that can achieve and maintain this state for eternity.
The unbroken process of "passing the crown" will then be concluded. The final ruling entity, made up of the people of the most high God, will be fully in support of and submitted to the everlasting reign of Jesus Christ. Never again will the crown be handed to another. Never again will the trumpet blast of judgment be heard.
"And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him" (Daniel 7:27).
"And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever" (Revelation 22:5).
The people of God are adopted into His family when they choose to place their faith (believe and surrender) in Jesus as the Son of God who died for them and rose to life to save them to the uttermost (Rom. 8:17, Heb. 7:25, Eph. 3:6). Thus they are heirs (James 2:5) and brothers (Heb. 2:11). What a privilege to be included in His royal, ruling family, forever.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Peter 1:3-5)."
Millenium (Rev. 20:1 - 20:15)
New Earth (Rev. 21:1 to 22:21)
Epilogue (Rev. 22:6 to 22:21)