A Good Time Coming

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People often talk and sing of the good time that is to come; but they think of it as brought on by man, and his improvements. I am sure, however, if they will but examine, they will find that after so many thousands of years, people are not a bit better than in the beginning.
Do people love each other more than they did, and themselves less? Are children any more obedient than in the early years of this earth? Are people more honest, or pure, or free from selfishness and pride and hatred? No! What is the reason? Because the nature will never be any other than it is. It is bad, and it cannot bring anything better than what it is itself.
But God having made this earth, does not mean to have it forever go on under the present state of things. The world is to be better. All things are to be new, and the glory of God is to be seen on the earth.
Just now, because men will not have the Man Christ Jesus whom He sent, but put Him to death, there is glory to God in heaven, in the highest, as we find in Luke 19:3838Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. (Luke 19:38), and "peace in heaven." And so God is gathering out a people for heaven. Are you one of them? If you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the rejected One of the world, you are, most certainly.
But soon the Lord Jesus will come to take away all that are His, to heaven, to dwell with Him forever.
And then when all things are made ready here by God himself, putting down the evil with great judgments, and not man doing it by his work, the Lord Jesus will come to reign over the earth and the world, and His saints with Him.
Do you want to be of that number? Believe on Him now as the One who died for you. God will keep you safely till He comes and He will see to it that you are not left behind.
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.
"And the cow and the bear shall feed: their young ones shall lie down together, and the lion shall eat straw like an ox.
"And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den.
"They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."
This is what Christ is to bring in. Well may we care for His coming. Men may talk of getting better, but the Man they rejected, God's own Son, is the One upon whom all this depends.
And the good time will certainly come. He that shall come, will come. Now think of all this, remember Christ who is offered to you, is to do all the work. O, take Him for your Savior. There is no other way, there is no other name.
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:1212Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12).