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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
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Notice, Matthew
25
and Revelation 20.
First, Matthew
25,
beginning verse 31: "When the Son of
man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then
shall he sit upon the throne of his glory." Christ is coming in all
the supreme POWER and GLORY ofthe Creator Goo! He is coming
to RESTORE THE GOVERNMENT OF ÜOD over the WHOLE EARTH -
over ALL NATIONS! Üne SUPER WORLD GOVERNMENT! He wiJI re–
store the throne of David at Jerusalem. Since 1968 the Ambassador
lnternational Cultural Foundation, through the auspices of the
Worldwide Church of God, has been in joint participation with
Hebrew University and the Israel Archaeological Society in ex–
cavations in Jerusalem, and recently in clearing off sorne fifty feet
or more of debris which has covered the ancient throne of David,
which existed sorne 2,500 years ago.
Continue: "And before him shall be gathered all nations"
(verse 32). He is coming to RULE the WORLD - to RESTORE the
GOVERNMENT OF Goo!
Every government is founded on a basic LAW. The law ofGod
is unlike any man-made law of any human government.
lt
is a
SPIRITUAL law (Rom. 7: 14). And it is a HOLY law (Rom. 7: 12).
lt
is
A WAY OF LIFE-
God's
way!
When people are governed in that
way oflife, there wiJI be PEACE, HAPPINESS, JOY, ABUNDANCE!
But that basic LAW of the GOVERNMENT OF ÜOD is also the
law of the Christian
w
AYof life. Sin is the transgression of that law
(1 John 3:4). Christ is coming also to call ALL PEOPLE to spiritual
salvation and eternallife. That is when God will seek to spiritually
save THE WHOLE WORLD - and NOT TILL THEN!
Continue: "And he shall separate them one from another, as
a shepherd divideth the sheep from the goats: and he shall set the
sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the
king say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation
ofthe world" (Matthew 25:32-34).
The nations before the king on his throne are the nations of
this world. Those called to and qualified for salvation during that
Church age and previously (prophets, etc.), will have been resur–
rected to meet Christ in the air, as He descends to earth on His re–
turn (1 Thes. 4:16-17). They will be ruling with Christ, already