THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE WAY FORWARD IN CHRIST
THE END TIMES - 7
The search for utopia on earth has always existed. Man has
looked to the ideal and tried to build heaven on earth. What
is ideal? That governing authority rules with justice (Ps
72:2b), that there be great abundance for the people (Ps 72:3),
that the weak and poor may be defended (Ps 72:4). This was
the case with the ideal Davidic king. He was sought to be
one who “shall judge the poor with justice, and decide
fairly for the land’s afflicted.” (Is 11:4a).
of good will strive for such ideal, but we know that that
is not the case in the world. In fact, it is the opposite.
There is corruption, poverty, injustice, war, suffering and
exploitation of the poor. Because man is weak sinful flesh,
because the world is in darkness and opposition to God, because
the evil one brings destruction and ruin, we will never see
this ideal situation in the world. But there is such a place.
It is heaven, after the end of time.
a glorious place heaven will be! There will be universal peace
and harmony, symbolized by the wolf being with the lamb, the
leopard with the goat, the calf with the lion, the cow with
the bear, the baby with the viper (Is 11:6-8). There will
be no harm done to anyone or destruction inflicted on anything,
as everyone will know what is the will of God, as God originally
intended. “They shall not harm or destroy on all my
holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge
of the Lord, as water covers the sea.” (Is 11:9).
heaven Jesus the King will reign. The Israelites prayed for
the king, that “he rule from sea to sea” (Ps 72:8a),
that he vanquish all his foes (Ps 72:9), that “all kings
bow before him, all nations serve him” (Ps 72:11), that
he bless the poor (Ps 72:12-14), that there be prosperity
and plenty (Ps 72:16). This is totally fulfilled in Jesus
at the end of time. His reign is over all the heavens and
the earth, he has conquered death and the evil one, he has
brought glad tidings to the poor, he has brought his people
into the perfect abundance of heaven.
will not see utopia on earth in our lifetime, but we can live
such utopia in heaven in the afterlife. We just need to make
it there. And we who know the Lord must help bring others
to heaven with us. We who love the Lord and long to be with
him must help others find him, and know the wonderful home
that awaits them. “Him the nations will seek out; his
dwelling shall be glorious.” (Is 11:10b).
his name be forever;
as long as the sun, may his name endure.
May the tribes of the earth give blessings with his name;
may all the nations regard him as favored.”
Indeed may it be so! The world, applying its human wisdom,
continues to search and work for utopia. But to those disciples
of Jesus, utopia has already been revealed. It is in the afterlife.
We rejoice with Jesus in the Holy Spirit and give praise to
the Father, for “although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the
childlike.” (Lk 10:21).
of us who live today are truly blessed. The prophets and kings
of old desired an ideal world but did not experience it. Then
Jesus came, and his disciples met the One who is the true
King and saw and heard aspects of the perfect Kingdom in his
teaching and worked wonders. “Blessed are the eyes that
see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings
desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear
what you hear, but did not hear it.” (Lk 10:23-24).
After Jesus ascended into heaven, he then entrusted the work
of the Kingdom to his disciples. That’s us. We not only
see and hear from Jesus, but in faith we work his wonders.
The world will see and hear from us.
is our time. And the world is racing to the end of time. There
is much work to be done. Let us get on with the New Evangelization.