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Dave Hunt

God’s ultimate kingdom is far more wonderful than human imagination can even conceive: “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians:2:9). The entire universe, so contaminated by Satan’s cosmic rebellion, will be replaced instantly by a “new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (see 2 Peter:3:13).

The new universe will be inhabited by those who have repented and received God’s remedy so that He could create them anew (Ephesians:2:8-10). In perfect bodies, no longer susceptible to temptation and sin, and filled with Christ’s love, theirs will be eternal bliss in God’s presence and the inconceivable adventure and joy of the wonders He has planned for all eternity.

At any moment it could be too late to respond, but as yet Christ’s gracious offer of pardon and eternal joy is still open: “He that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life” (John:5:24). “Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature: Old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians:5:17)!

—Dave Hunt