Reigning With The Lord

Q. You state on your web site that after the tribulation, the church will inhabit the New Jerusalem, which sort of hovers over the earth. That’s what I have always believed, too. But Thessalonians 4:17 says: “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” If Jesus is ruling on earth during the Millennium and we shall forever be with the Lord, doesn’t that mean we will be on earth with Him?

A. Stop and think about this.

The Kingdom of Alexander the Great stretched from Eastern Europe to the far side of India, but Alexander ruled it all from Babylon (Iraq). Kings of England who lived in London ruled over places like Canada, Australia, India and Hong Kong all at the same time without actually being there. Just because a king rules over a place doesn’t mean he has to live there.

Also, when we got married my wife and I promised to be together till death do us part. But that doesn’t mean I started bringing her to work with me, nor did I accompany her everywhere she went. It means we have an exclusive life long relationship and are together in spirit even when we’re physically apart. I think that describes our relationship with the Lord, too.

If humans can accomplish this now without supernatural abilities, how much easier will it be after the rapture, when we have them?

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