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“In my Father’s house are many mansions… I am going there to prepare a place for you, and if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. you know the way to the place where I am going.”
Human minds designed, created, and launched a rocket that rendezvoused with an asteroid and changed its trajectory in cosmic space. The spectacular event would not have surprised Daniel, the devout prophet serving God during the rule of the Babylonian Empire.
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4
In an era of electric cars, computers and mobile phones, just another venture into cosmic darkness drew from the public, a momentary “ho hum.” To the shame of a world swamped in cities boasting steel and concrete structures, reaching for the sky, homeless and hungry “street people” huddle under in dark shadows, in weather-exposed, crude shelters.
Nearby, more fortunate citizens live high above ground in million-dollar condos, accessible by elevators and elegant, guarded, ground-level entries. These extravagant, high-in-the-sky “homes,” where birds and trees are rarely seen, come with a price: taxes, utilities, traffic-clogged streets, and mind-bending levels of stress.
In an environment, missing much of nature’s abundance, choked with sirens and smog, it can be hard to hear the voice of God or find His “peace that passes all understanding.”
And a world infected with mobster-style leaders who treat the military as cannon fodder and civilians as bit platers destroyed with impunity in an unsatiated quest for more power and more land, in a sense, all seven billion humans are homeless. All exist under the threat of nuclear oblivion at the whim of an agent of Satan, posing as a world leader.
Christ explained, “My kingdom is not of the world.” Stuart A, a folk tune, composed by Stuart Hamblen, a born-again Christian describes God’s everlasting kingdom, open to the personal choice of all seven billion homeless inhabitants of Planet Earth: “This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through.”