Dr. Wesley A. Swift
The subject of our message this afternoon is, "Behold! I Make All Things New."
In the 21st chapter of Revelation we read, in verses 3-5, "ÖBehold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things newÖ"
How far does this go and what does it mean? It means the fullness of interpretation: all things new.
We turn to the Apostle Paulís writing in the Book of Colossians and we find, in the 1st chapter, he is talking about the fullness of God having dwelt bodily with us, and he tells us, in verses 15-18, that this is"Ö the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. For by him (Yahshua or Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have preeminence."
Paul continues the discussion and says, in verses 20-22. "And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet hath now he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in his sight."
Now just think of the vastness of the grace of God, think of the vastness of His program. We hear so many people talk about the fact that the Gospel of the Kingdom is filled with hate and judgment. We hear that the Gospel of the Kingdom is not satisfactory to them. So they go on their way with perdition and all their areas of judgments and their final destruction for great numbers of people who do not accept their faith and factors of religion. But I want you to know that the Gospel of the Kingdom has more grace and more love in it than any message on the face of the earth. Jesus went about and preached the Gospel of the Kingdom, and this is the only message that Jesus ever preached.
We can well understand that God talks about His nations, His Household and His race. He refers to His sons and His daughters for the building of His Kingdom. He says they are His battleaxe and weapons of war, and He as them pitted against the hordes of World Communism, battling to destroy the politics of perdition; and all of this is a part of the program of Godís Kingdom. He has us fighting in great fury against the forces of evil, but we still have in our knowledge the fact that the fullness of time is coming, and the end of time, and times and times and times are coming, and we have everything in its proper position. So as we proceed in this area, we may be today battling against the powers of communism and the forces of evil, but we know that grace is going to triumph over the powers of darkness. We may be overthrowing idol temples, we may be trying to release people from witch doctors, we may be cutting down and overthrowing their powers of darkness, but we do know that all things are going to be made new. We know that God will triumph in the manifested pattern of His grace, and we will proclaim this area of His grace.
So we see that all things were "Ömade by him, and for him." The Scriptures declares, "Ö all things," that He was "Ö before all things" and "Öby him all things consist." Therefore, this is the mighty purpose: that He who made all things, and by whom all things consist, is going to have all things and is going to have them correctly. Now I want you to note that we say, "all."
In the Book of Revelation God says, "Behold, I make all things new." Here in the Book of Colossians God reveals, through the lips of Paul, that He made everything from the beginning to the end, that in His death on the cross He had reconciled all things unto Himself, so as to present you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in His sight.
In the 12th chapter of Genesis you will read of the call of Abram, by God, to leave the city of Ur in the land of the Chaldeans. Abram, whose name was changed to Abraham, was a descendant of Adam, who was the son of God. And in the 1st chapter of Gospel of Matthew you will read that Jesus Christ was a descendant of David, who was a descendant of Abraham. In fact, you will find a complete genealogy of this family, from Abraham to Christ, in Matthew 1:1-16.
Abram was told that out of his household, out of his descendants, would come the Kingdom of God. Yahweh said unto Abraham: "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fatherís house, unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee: and in thee shall all (it doesnít say some, but all) families of the earth be blessed"(Genesis 12:1-3).
Not only was the Kingdom of God to emerge out of his household of Godís sons and daughters, which God had planted in the earth, but God himself, the Eternal Yahweh, would also emerge in a virgin birth out of this household of Abraham. Therefore in the physical sense, the flesh of God would emerge forth out of the seed of Abraham; and all families, all would be blessed. Now God didnít say I am going to leave some of them; He said, "All of the families." He doesnít say how quickly; but in the fullness of time, however, it will come to pass.
We also want to point out to you that in the Book of Psalms, in the 2nd Psalm, one of the promises which God made to the house of Israel and to His people and to His Zion was this: "Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession." But that time has not yet come. You have tired to carry the pattern of Godís great work to the heathen in Africa and Asia; you have established culture and civilization beyond their wildest dreams. You have pointed out that the gods they serve are pagan gods that they are to return to the worship of the right God and obey His laws, and then He will bless them and supply them with food and with the blessings of earth. But they have turned to fight you back; they have acted like cannibals and have sought to overthrow this civilization. Today, the powers of darkness and the forces of the World Order are trying to drive the White man out of Africa and out of Asia, but still you know that there is coming a time when you are going to inherit all the heathen for your possession, and the uttermost parts of the earth will belong to the household of Godís Kingdom.
And so this is the message and it is a message of hope, and it is not a futility, even though we fight because we have been trained to fight against the powers of darkness and God has raised up His Kingdom to bring His order in the earth. We find that God also, with wrath and judgment, turns against the wicked, because of their wicked ways. And even in the course of His bringing down upon them the battles and the wars, that will destroy and sweep the wicked from the earth, they still cannot pass out of His hand or out of His control. Even in the prophecies, which we have, we have been promised the resurrection of the righteous at the return of Christ. But at the end of a thousand years, what will God do? He will raise even the wicked dead and start out His program of correction for them, because He says, "I am going to have all things" and, in the fullness of time, this is exactly what He is going to do. Let me point out to you that in the Book of Isaiah we have the passage, in the 22nd verse of the 45th chapter, which says, "Look unto me and be ye saved, hear this now: Salvation is not always the same. There is one Salvation for the sons and daughters of God that will restore them as the children of God, and they will be able to go in and out of the heavens. No one can ascend to heaven that did not come down out of it; but this is salvation for the house of Israel, for the Adamic race, which will be coming and going throughout all the universe. But for the pagan peoples He says, "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am Yahweh, and there is none else."
Surely, shall one say, in Yahweh have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In Yahweh shall all the seed of Israel be justified and shall glory" (Isaiah 45:24-25). Not only is there a special existence and program of salvation for Israel, but in Israel all the seed of Israel shall be justified and shall glory; not waiting for worlds without end in the periods of time, but beginning even at the return of Christ, as we shall see all men shall be transformed even in His image.
If you turn to the 3rd chapter of the Book of Acts, you will read about Peter preaching to the people and telling them of a great day that would come in the future, when Christ would return to earth. In the 21st verse he spoke these words concerning Christ" "Öwhom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began." Now these are the words of Peter, moved by the holy spirit, saying that all the prophets talked about a great day when there would be restitution of all things, and that God would be the one who would bring about this restitution of all things, but heaven would receive Him until that day and all this was under the control of the Most High. This is what Peter had to say.
We will turn to the original Gospels, because I want you to see how many times you will read. "All things," and how many times you will read, "All things restored." Godís grace is sufficient, transforming and doing the things, which God alone has the capacity to do.
In the 1st chapter of the Gospel of John, it is recorded that John the Baptist was talking to the people, and when he saw Jesus approaching he said, "Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world."
Remember, that when Jesus was preaching and teaching the mysteries of the Kingdom, He said that the field was the world and He planted good seed in it, and they were the children of the Kingdom; but the enemy sowed tares, and they were the children of the wicked one. However, He promised to remove the tares, and even in this hour He is taking out the tares, because the Kingdom is never going to be left to other peoples. But the tares will not be removed beyond his capacity to reach them as living souls. I want to point out to you that, in this declaration; we have the procedure for the salvation of the earth. Luke says, in the 3rd chapter of the Gospel of Luke, in verses 5-6, "Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God." Listen now. This is what Luke says in the 3rd chapter of Luke, "Ö all flesh shall see the salvation of God." All flesh, not some, not a few, but all flesh!
Someone has said, "God gets such a little bit out of this. Everybody lands in the road to destruction, and God is just getting a few people to go down the narrow road." "All flesh" may refer to the created peoples if the world, as Godís Israel is a minority in the earth who shall rise first to the power and the glory of proclaiming His Kingdom. But God says, I am not going to get just a few out of this; I am going to get "all flesh." Hear this now. Let us go on in the declaration of this message.
We now turn to the 4th chapter of the Gospel of John and read about the Samaritan woman and how the Samaritans had heard of her and the things that Jesus had said. They went out and talked with Jesus, and they came back, after talking with him, and they said to the Samaritan woman, "Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." He is not just the Savior of the whole world. (John 4:42.) We have talked to you about the mysteries of His Kingdom, how He had to buy the entire world, the "entire field," in order to get that treasure that was hid in the field, which was His own household: His own sons, His own daughters. He bought the world and He will redeem that which He has paid for. You can be absolutely sure that God will redeem everything He has paid for. He bought the whole world, and all have come short of the glory of God. All men have transgressed; we are told in the book of Romans, all men have sinned. And in this instance, by His own unblamable life and by His own sacrifice and His own atonement, we are told, He has bought the world to get the treasure hid in the field (as we read in Matthew 13:44), but He is going to have the world also. Just as He already has Israel, who are special unto Him, He will also have all flesh, and you can be well assured of that fact! So in the 4th chapter of John it is "all flesh" it is Jesus, "the Savior world."
In the 10th chapter of John, Christ refers to himself, in verse 2, asÖ "The Shepard of the sheep." We well understand that the sheep nations are the nations of Israel; they are the household of the Most High. They were spiritually begotten in the heavens and divinely conceived in the Adamic race, on the face of the earth; they were the children of God after the spirit, and they are the children of God through Adam, after the flesh. Therefore God said, I am the Shepard of the sheep, I call my sheep, I lead them out, I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. He talks there in the land of Palestine about He has Judah and Benjamin, for they are His sheep. Now Jesus said, concerning this, I am going to gather all Israel. He said, these are the sheep of my pasture. But let me point this out to you. He also said, "And other sheep I have." They are not Judah and Benjamin they are the other tribes. "Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd" (John 10:16). So again we read of the triumph and the power of God to gather and to use the majesty of His grace, the fathomless power of the Eternal God, to subdue all things unto himself which fact is unmistakably established here.
In the 12th chapter of the book of John, in verses 31-32, Christ says, "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." Now, of course this can well be "hu-man," this can well be the Adamic race, but it also precludes none and proclaims that God will save every last one of them and that all men will rise unto Him.
Actually, today, the Adamic race is the White race. The White race in the world today is Christian, and the Christian nations to day are the heart of Godís Kingdom, but this has nothing to do with the peoples that are scattered throughout the world that are in all kinds of apostasy. They are in Buddhism, they are in Hinduism, but God says, In the end I am going to tear down all the powers of Lucifer, and all this flesh is going to bow the knee, all this flesh is going to be saved.
Someone once said, "Well, I donít like that, I think that is too much, that is universalism or something else, and I canít accept it." I donít care what you can accept, I am just telling you what the Word of God says. It says, "I am going to save all flesh." In fact, I cannot think of any possible condition that should make men happier than to know that God is going to save every living soul on the face of the earth, for all time and for all ages. The areas of their condition, the chastisements to which they had been subjected, the powers of evil they had subordinated themselves to, under Lucifer, even before your race was placed on the face of the earth, had certainly demonstrated the power of Lucifer. But Lucifer is not as powerful as God. Lucifer will win not one single victory over God, and by the time you get through with this story in the endless ages, even Lucifer is going to be singing hymns to the Most High God, The nature of Satan the devil is going to be totally destroyed, and Lucifer will come out of his chastisements to sing the praises of God. It tells me in my Bible that he is going to worship at your feet. In the 12th chapter, 32nd verse, of the Book of John, Yahshua the Christ says, "If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me."
In chapter 15, verse 14, of the Book of Acts, James is speaking to the people and reminds them "Öhow God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written." And continuing this passage, Christ says, "After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: that the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. Known unto God are all his works, from the beginning of the world."
In the foregoing passage, James reminds the people how Yahweh God did first visit the people of Israel, who were then scattered over the continent of Europe, to take out of them a people for His name, who would later on be called Christians; and as he says, this agrees with all the words of the prophets, as written in the Scripture. And continuing this passage, Yahweh God, who in His embodiments is called Yahshua the Savior or Christ, goes on to say, I will return again (this is the promise of His second coming), and I will build again the worshiping of the right God and observance of His laws; I will build again a civilization of righteousness, truth and light, over the ruins of chaos, evil and darkness; I will build again on the ruins thereof, and I will set it up; that the residue of all mankind will seek after the right God, who is Yahshua the Christ, and all Israel (all Christians), upon whom My name is called. Yahweh Yahshua will do all these things, and all these things were known to him from the beginning of the world. The White race, who are the children of God, will administer the Kingdom of God"Öon earth as it is in heaven," which will be under their Father who is Yahweh Yahshua, the Christ. So here we have this message in the Book of Acts. We can now understand what Peter as well as Paul had in mind when they said that in the fullness of time would come the restitution of all things spoken of by all the holy prophets since the world began.
Of the many letters, which the Apostle Paul wrote to the nations (the tribes of Israel) and to the groups of Israelites that were in various countries, one was addressed to those living in Rome and was called the Book of Romans. This Book contains many majestic presentations and glimpse of spiritual truth, which the Apostle Paul had written in "The Apocalypse of Paul," nuggets which he took out of his "Apocalypse" that Rome tried to destroy. In the 11th chapter of Romans, beginning with the 26th verse, we read, "And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from JacobÖ" He didnít say some, He said "all Israel." This is the promise in the Old Testament, and this is the promise in the new. "For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of Yahweh? Or who hath been his counselor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?" Now listen to this. "For of him (Yahweh), and through him (Yahweh), and to him, are all things" to be glory forever." Because God had included them in His mercy, unsearchable are His ways!
This is a tremendous statement on the part of the Apostle Paul. Israel, and not only Israel, but these people who have been in unbelief as well, ultimately shall also be redeemed by the Most High, and He shall establish His power over them forever.
We move into the First Book of Corinthians, and read the words of the Apostle Paul, for here again we discover that the Apostle Paul is talking about the mystery of God and the embodiment of God who comes to receive the authority of the Kingdom and will emerge again to take this Kingdom, as the Angel Gabriel came to the Virgin Mary and said that she would be with child of the holy spirit, and that He would sit upon the throne of His father David but He came to save His people from their sins. Now the Apostle Paul says, in chapter 15, verse 24, that "Öwhen he shall have put down all rule and all authorityÖ" Now this isnít some rule, this isnít just here and there rule. But all rule and all authority. "When he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is accepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under him that God may be all in all."
This is the belief and teaching of the Apostle Paul: God emerges with victory to put all things down, and before He has completed His course. All things will become subject to Christ. Again the Apostle in Second Corinthians said, "Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature" (2 Corinthians 5:17).
God says, "Behold, I make all things new." This is exactly what we have read in the Book of Revelation about people. After we have entered the millennium and we have come into the great purposes of God, He says, I am going to make all things new. He declares this, and therefore this is what we should anticipate: He will make all things new. "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself, (speaking about the house of Israel which has become His church), hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ (through His embodiment as Christ) and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation" (2nd Corinthians 5:18).
The church has tried to carry the message of reconciliation to the ends of the world; sometimes it has not gotten it straight, sometimes it told them they could be your brothers or you could intermingle with them (and they had no right to do this; this was error), but they had a right to go out and preach the reconciliation of the nations of the world, because God said, I have given you the gift of this ministry of reconciliation. Now, what does it say? It says there, in verse 19, "To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation." This is the fullness of His grace.
So one stands mystified by the majesty with which God has revealed to us these nuggets of truth; that through Israel, His Israel, His blessings will eventually go to the ends of the earth. But again I want to emphasize that you should realize who the Israelites are. To them belong the covenants; to them belong the giving of the law, the keeping of the law, the service of God, and the promises. But I want you also to realize that in the fullness of time, in the fullness of the ages to come, that God is going to reconcile every soul that ever lived upon the face of the earth, and they will all bow their knees and proclaim that He is God.
Now we move over into the book of Ephesians, and in this beautiful 1st chapter of Ephesians the Apostle Paul talks about how we are the household of the Most High, we who are His children that He sent from heaven to earth, and how we have already been blessed with all spiritual blessings in the bosom of the Father before the foundation of the world; and therefore He predestinated us for our position in the earth, that we would be wholly without blame, positioning us even as His children, and timing our birth according to the pleasure of His will. Paul praises the glory of the grace of Christ "Ö in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself; that in the dispensation of the fullness of times (now this isnít today or tomorrow, but in the dispensation of the fullness of times) he (the Almighty God) might gather together in one all things in Christ (through His embodiment as Christ), both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: in whom also, we (who are His Israel) have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ, in whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation: is whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy spirit of promise" (Ephesians 1:7-13 ).
But concerning us, I want you to know, that in this dispensation, He has given us our inheritance and fulfilled His predestinated course and purpose. He also declares that, in the fullness of time, He is going to bring all things together. He is going to reconcile all things unto Himself through Christ. So this is again a majestic declaration of the greatness of Divine purpose.
Let us now turn from the Book of Ephesians to the epistle which the Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians, and in it we discover that God has reserved for Himself in his embodiment a name which is above every name, and that at the name of Yahshua, or Jesus, every knee would bow. Every knee is going to bow, in heaven, in earth, and even under the earth. In other words, there is a heaven, there is this earth, and there is also a nether world, which is under us and inside the earth. The nether world right now is filled with the devil and his demons, his evil spirits; these are the ones who are there. The children of the Most High, when they die, are absent from the body and present with the Lord, as Paul explains in Second Corinthians 5:6-8; therefore, some of them are in heaven and some are on earth. But the devil and his angels, and the devilís children, inhabit the nether world and also this earth.
In John 8:23, Christ tells the Jews they came from beneath, from the nether world, and, in John 8:44, He tells them they are descendants of the devil. Still, it tells me here in the Book of Philippians that because of the triumph of God, because of His grace and because of His majesty and power, that every knee is going to bow, every tongue is going to proclaim to the glory of heaven, in heaven and earth and under the earth, that Jesus Christ is Yahweh Lord to the eternal glory of God. (Philippians 2:10-11.) So this is going to be a great and tremendous day, in the fullness of time, when this has been brought to pass.
We also want to point out to you, therefore, that in this declaration of the Apostle Paul wrote to the followers of Christ in Philippi and said, ". also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself " (Philippians 3:20-21). This what the Apostle Paul said: He is going to not only transformed our bodies, which will be transformed like unto Himself at His coming, but the Apostle Paul said, He is going to transform our bodies, and they will be fashioned like unto the glory of His body, according to the workings whereby He is able to subdue all things unto Himself.
The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy about this program of the Most High God and His power, and so he says to Timothy in the 2nd chapter of First Timothy, verses 5-6, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." So the Apostle Paul tells Timothy that Yahweh God, whose embodiment was Yahshua the Christ, had given Himself a ransom for all, and it will be testified to in due time. So apparently he was not talking altogether about the message of reconciliation then, because he was so busy rounding up Israel, but he said, We are going to testify to this in due time.
We also discover that Paul tells Timothy, in First Timothy 1:15, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation." Now, when Paul tells Timothy what I am going to tell you now, that this is not only a faithful saying, but is worthy of all acceptation, what is it? The answer is in chapter 4, verse 10: "For there fore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe." Hear that?
So what the Apostle Paul is talking about is that we are the believers now, but He is the Saviour of all men, and especially to us who believe. Therefore, the grace of God is going to every spirit and every consciousness, bringing it to its utter understanding of truth, repentance of error, and the acknowledgement of God throughout all of this universe. But the Apostle Paul says, therefore, We may bear the reproach of this ministry, but we trust in the living God who will be the Saviour of all men and especially of us who believe.
The Apostle Paul writing in the Book of Hebrews, in chapter 1, verse 1, says, "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son (His embodiment), whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all thing by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, and assumed the scepter hand of authority again." Paul said that He, by whom this is done, has been appointed heir of all things, and this is all things, which were made, and all things that have their existence, because He himself is God.
Then, in turning to Second Peter, in the 9th verse of chapter 3, it says, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us - ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." Someone has said, "Well, of course, there are a lot of people who wonít want to come to repentance." No, It says that "all" will come to repentance.
Now let us go back to the Book of Isaiah and see whether or not there is any slackness concerning what God wants to do for God is not slack concerning His promises, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering and not willing that any should perish, do you think they are going to perish? Let me point out something to you, here in the Book of Isaiah, in chapter 46, verse 10: "I declare the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, my counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure." I am going to have my way, I am going to be happy, I am going to do all My pleasure, God says; and He says, I am not willing that any should perish, and that will come, all will come to repentance.
We turn to the 5th chapter of the Book of Revelation, and here again it is talking about the great day when every creature which is in heaven, every creature which is on earth, every creature that is in the nether world, and those that are in the sea, will hear, and they will all be singing the song: Blessing and honour and glory be to Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto this embodied Lame, for ever and ever. Glory, blessings, and honour be to Him; and every creature in heaven, and every creature on the earth, and every creature down in the nether world, and all that are in the sea, all of them are going to be singing the praises of the Most High God. Now about that time, how will you feel about revenge? When they are going to be singing the praises of God, when they are going to be worshiping at your feet and the Kingdom is in power, where do you, who are the sons and daughters of the Most High God, as you will be, where do you think you are going to put these others? Do you think, by this time that you are going to have an endless perdition for them? Absolutely not! For by this hour the whole world will have been brought to a total reconciliation with God, the last great vestige of rebellion in the universe will be put down, all things will be made new. And God has declared this.
Now we have quoted only 35 to 40 scriptures here today, and there are hundreds of scriptures to prove this, and preachers go on and never see it. Preachers go on sending men to perdition, if they donít go their narrow way into their movement or into their congregation. A lot of them will send you to perdition anyhow, because you donít agree with. A lot of them want to say that the devils themselves who run the world are actually the "chosen people" and you know better than that. You know they are not the chosen people. You know they are not the heirs of the Kingdom, and you know that in this dispensation you are called as Godís battle-axe and weapons of war to destroy the powers of darkness and the forces of evil, while at the same time you preach the universal message of Godís present program of grace, and how He will reconcile them unto Himself.
They can say want they want to, my friends that you donít have any grace in your program, but youíve got all the grace! The Gospel of the Kingdom is filled with grace, and the Gospel of the Kingdom doesnít consign the poorest wretch in Africa or the poorest wretch in Asia to destruction. And they have something to worry about; they have to worry about what they are going to do with these heathen that through the thousands of years have lived and died. What are they going to do with them, send them all to perdition and torture them while all the saints sit around and watch it? That wouldnít be anything like heaven. I would rather go fishing, any time than, watch that.
Let me tell you something. God says His Shekinah glory will purge out all evil and make new creatures of them, but they will not become your brothers or sisters because God is not their father. God created them and loves them because they are His creations and He loves all things that He created, but you people of the White race Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic peoples are Godís family and His Israel in the earth, Although your Heavenly Father will at a future time give salvation to the other peoples, that does not imply they will go to heaven, and the Scriptures do not say they are going to heaven. In fact, in the 8th chapter of John, Christ makes it very clear that nobody can go to heaven except those who came from there, and the only ones who qualify are His own sons and daughters. This appears to be a privilege that our Father has especially reserved for us. But we can rejoice in the knowledge that our Father in heaven has given us His promise that the time will come when all creatures, all things, all people, shall be transformed by the majesty of His grace and the greatness of His power.