Ultimately, all will be reconciled. Ultimately, all will bow and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the eternal Father. Ultimately, all will join the family of God, that God may be all and in all. Ultimately, Jesus will have His pure, perfected, many-membered Bride, along with an uncountable multitude of His brothers, the sons of the eternal Father (all Israel, including those adopted into His family) and an even greater multitude who were punished in the fires of hell and thus finally purified to be His faithful servants.

That this will happen someday is certain, for we have the sure Word of Scripture, and we know that Jesus Christ is the almighty King, with all power and authority over His Kingdom. Ultimately, every knee will bow and every tongue will swear allegiance to this almighty King. Ultimately sin and its wage, death, will be abolished, along with “all rule and all authority and power.” (1 Cor 15:24-26) Ultimately, all false gods will be vanquished and there will be only “…one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” (Eph 4:6) That is the good news of the Kingdom of God. I call it ultimate reconciliation.

 We serve a very big God indeed. From eternity His Plan of the Ages is flawless and complete, with not one mistake or lost soul. Even granting us total free-will choices, each one of us will become exactly what God created us to be. He provides gifts along the way, whether teaching, discipline, or torment, “…until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” (Eph 4:13) “For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fulness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross.” (Col 1:19-20) That is the ”good news“ – the Gospel of the Kingdom. God grant you grace to receive it.


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