“I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” – John 17:26
God’s love will have triumphed by winning passionate devotion from all peoples. Jesus will have thoroughly fulfilled the promise He uttered to His Father in the prayer mentioned above.
Heaven will fill earth –
“I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.” – Revelation 21:3
The peoples will endure everlastingly. The city which is heaven on earth adorned by kings of the peoples continually bringing the treasure and fruit of the peoples to God’s throne. We will serve Him, awed and honoured by having His very name on our faces. And gazing into His face, we shall serve Him as beloved priests.
There is a cry, far more ancient, It is a shout for earth’s destiny – lifted today more than ever —
“May the nations praise you, O God.
Yes, may all the nations praise you.
Let the whole world sing for joy,
because you govern the nations with justice
and guide the people of the whole world. Interlude
May the nations praise you, O God.
Yes, may all the nations praise you.” – Psalm 67:3-5
We hear even now growing praise from the nations.