v. Christ Is Ordering the World for the Good of the Church
1. Finally, the reign of Christ over the rulers on earth today means that Christ is ordering the world for the good of the church; and that means for your holiness and happiness.
2. You can see this here in the text and in other texts as well. For example, in Ephesians 1:22 it says, "God has put all things under his [Christ's] feet and has made him the head over all things for the church." He reigns for the sake of the church.
3. This is an awesome thought. It should utterly revolutionize the way you watch the news and read the newspaper and live out your life. If you watch the news with the eye of faith, what you are seeing played out before you are the divine strategies for the purifying and expansion of the body of Christ.
4. You can see this good news right here in Revelation 1:4–5. It says, "Grace to you and peace from . . . Jesus Christ . .