Not to diminish the seriousness of the moment, but if all you have in this life is this election, the World Series, the next great deer hunt, the prospects of a fulfilling career, or a new job, then your future may not be very hopeful. But, since Jesus Christ is Lord of lords, and King of kings, then the future is very hopeful after this election. This is what John saw when he saw Jesus:
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10
No one is worthy but Jesus alone to unleash judgment upon the earth (read the seals beginning in chapter 6). This is good news because we all want justice. But it’s bad news for all those whose lord in this life was this election, the World Series, the next great deer hunt, the prospects of a fulfilling career, or a new job . . . or anything else. But here comes the gospel: Jesus ransomed from the slave market of sin, a definite and particular group of people from every tribe, language, people group, and nation. He has made this group his bride (chapters 21 and 22); they are a kingdom and priesthood to God. AND . . . here it comes: it is this people who will reign on the earth and they alone. This means that all those that Jesus ransomed will reign. Not one sinner ransomed from the people groups of the world will fail to reign. Every person who will end up reigning in peace and joy was ransomed by Jesus. There is no disconnect or failure from all whose sins were atoned for at the cross will fail to reign with Jesus. Jesus will not be denied a single sinner for whom he paid their ransom debt.
What is my future after this election, no matter what? This earth will one day become my home to live with my Savior forever, where never again will there be a rival to the King who was slain and lives again. Cheer up folks – the best is yet to come!