My husband and I enjoying watching some science fiction movies. They can be entertaining, especially when the film makers have the characters use fun gadgets to enhance the plot. We were recently watching a show that had such a gadget. It was a globe connected electronically to a door. Whenever they wanted to travel, they spun the globe to their desired destination, opened the door, and voila! – they were there.
While watching the characters go through the door, I had a thought. I wondered what travel will be like in the Millennium Kingdom with Christ.
During Christ’s 1000 year reign in Jerusalem there will be the Church, the saints martyred during the tribulation, Old Testament biblical saints, and those who didn’t take the mark or bow to the beast and somehow lived to the end of the tribulation.
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then [I saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received [his] mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.[Rev 20:4 NKJV]
The Church, Old Testament biblical saints, and the tribulation martyred saints will all have their new, perfect, eternal bodies. [1 Co 15:51-53] While Christ was here on earth, before the crucifixion, He walked on water. When Christ had His new body He was taken up into the clouds to heaven, just like the Church will be taken up prior to the tribulation. Christ didn’t walk to heaven. He didn’t go through a door. He went directly without human assistance.
It makes me wonder if, with our new, perfect bodies [1 Co 15:53], we will be able to travel without human assistance or technology. Amir Tsarfati, in some of his teachings on the Millennial Kingdom, talks about flying next to a plane and waving to the passengers inside. (He also talked about being able to eat donuts and not gaining weight – but back to travel.) He doesn’t know what we will be able to do, but that was his imagination thinking the same thing – how will we travel?
Will we be able to appear and disappear like Christ did after the resurrection? [Luk 24:34, 36-37]
I don’t know the answer to the question. However, I am excited to think of the possibilities that will be given to us with new, incorruptible bodies. That is just one of the many reasons I am working on putting my sights on Christ and heaven and not worldly things. Nothing we have here can compare to the treasures God has for us in the eternal with Him.
|Bill & Gloria Gaither|
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