In the same manner that the Levites were substituted for the redemption of the firstborn sons of Israel, Christ became our substitute so that we might become firstborn children of God.
In the end, the confusion in Babel will be reversed in heaven. The new heaven and new earth will not be built by human hands with the aid of human technology. It will be a city “whose designer and builder is God.” It will not be built from the earth trying to reach up to heaven. Rather, it is a city “coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God.”Read More
Christians are pilgrims and strangers traveling in this barren land, living between redemption and the Promised Land. But as God’s people, “you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Eph 2:19).
The Church and the civil government rule different kingdoms: the Church in the First through the Fourth Commandments, while the civil government in the Fifth through the Tenth Commandments. And Christians are citizens of both kingdoms.
In heaven, you will not be alien dogs, but kings who will reign for eternity (Rev 5:10). You will be counted among God’s chosen, holy nation (1 Pet 2:9). You will not be given crumbs, but will eat rich food and choice wine in a heavenly feast.
Jesus is also a powerful God who is sovereign over all nature, because he is also the Creator. He creates faith in unbelieving and rebellious hearts. Let us therefore worship Jesus, the Son of God, Ruler of all nature, King of all creation, Savior of the world!
Put your ultimate hope in Christ and his resurrection, and not on your own ruler and political system. For all human systems are flawed and sinful, whether capitalist or socialist, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican.