THE MYSTERY OF THE FUTURE
Now we come to the last mystery, the mystery of the future. Both the origin of the universe and the future of the universe are a mystery. None of the scientists knows what the future of the universe will be. They do not even know what the next day or the next hour will bring. Hallelujah, we know the mystery of the future! This mystery is the New Jerusalem in the new heaven and the new earth. Although no scientist or scholar understands this, we know it because the Bible reveals it to us. The Bible opens with the words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” But the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, says, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away” (Rev. 21:1). In the new heaven and the new earth, the New Jerusalem will be God’s tabernacle among men. This is the future.
The New Jerusalem is an eternal reflection of the church today. If you want to see what the church is, look at this eternal reflection. The New Testament does not give us a full definition of the church, but we do see a complete picture of the church in the New Jerusalem. If you want to know the church, look at this eternal reflection. What we are doing in the church today is reflected there.
These seven mysteries cover the entire Bible. The span of these mysteries is vast, extending from eternity past to eternity future. In the a few weeks we shall consider these mysteries in detail, especially the mysteries of man, Christ, the Spirit, and the church.
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Co-Founder of The Mystical Order