CALLED TO BE ONE!
Jesus, in John 17:21 says, …all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. [Jhn 17:21 NIV]
There will be a time, because “It is written: ” ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’ ” [Rom 14:11 NIV]
Everyone will acknowledge that YHWH is God. How can this be unless they willingly submit or God takes away their free will? If God’s plan is to make every person submit to Him against their will, then why wait? Why let the ugliness of evil play itself out and our suffering continue? Is He playing a game with us? Is this fun for Him to watch the suffering, then one day He decides the game is over, now I’ll make them submit to Me?
Is His plan to win them over with His love so that He can say with confidence now, “…Heaven must receive Him [Yeshua] until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. [Act 3:21 NIV]
For Yeshua must reign in and through us as His Ekklesia (government on the Earth) “then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. [1Co 15:24-26 NIV] But this work will be done through us, His body on the Earth, His Ekkleisa.
Here is the kicker. This is not a defeat and destruction of people and beings outside of God’s will. Rather it must be a submission of all creation, for the finale is “when he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to Him [YHWH] who put everything under Him [Yeshua], so that God may be all in all. [1Co 15:28 NIV] You see, the end goal is that YHWH wins and He, being LOVE, will be in ALL and we will All be One in Him once again. Restoration, not destruction. What is destroyed is the evil and darkness that was allowed in by choice and free will. God’s love, given the time, will win. The truth is found in 1 Cor. 13:8, “Love never fails…” YHWH will not lose one. He will let His burning fire of pure love work on all creation until darkness is left behind by choice when they see the Father for who He truly is… Love. True or False? Do you believe it? If you do, then consider what this article shares.
Rejoice in the fact that we will all one day be one in Him once again!