“Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15, NKJV)
Our family is on vacation in Arizona. We are celebrating the 70th birthday of Cindy’s dad. We broke up the journey by spending the night in Las Vegas. After an evening of driving through “the strip” and visiting a local shopping mall, I went to bed. I awoke early in the morning to catch up on my Bible reading. I read the verse above.
I got to thinking…what will Las Vegas look like when the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of Christ? What will become of the high-rise casinos? What will He do with all those slot machines? What about the amusements? The roller coasters, shows and restaurants? What will happen to the guys on the street advertising a girl in your room in twenty minutes?
I couldn’t wait to leave the city. Somehow I felt dirty just being there. I think I know how Lot felt when the sins of Sodom vexed his spirit. No wonder as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, Jesus must first judge the world before its kingdoms belong to Him. Cities that have destroyed so many lives will themselves be destroyed. But what a glorious day it will be when wherever we look we will see righteousness.
There was one redeeming thing about our visit: a billboard as we entered the city. It simply read, “God is in the details.” Nothing escapes His notice; He will bring everything into judgment; but He is very, very, very patient. Good thing for us…
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