In my column God’s Good Order, I sought to communicate the amazing detail and intentionality of the Creation as revealed by the Sovereign hand of God. The metaphor I employed was that of an artistic array of dominoes which had been specifically placed to reflect His fingerprint upon every element of Creation. Though dominoes certainly do not capture the supreme picture of His divine Creation, I sought to reveal how it was the will of the Enemy to topple every one of those dominoes in an attempt to thwart God’s plan–His Good Order. Ever since man chose the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil over obedience to God, those dominoes have been tumbling. This inertia of sin is the consequence which continues to ravage Creation.
There are many agencies which seek to contribute to the demise of God’s creative order: persons, philosophies and actions seek to sustain and even accelerate maximum chaos. Surely Satan stands at the helm, at the ready to oversee this destruction through his chosen agents: His demons, errant political agendas (Marxism, Communism and Democratic Socialism which are really all blood brothers), refutation of Biblical Creation theology, a rejection of Jesus as the Messiah, promotion of CRT and BLM, embrace of gender dysphoric behaviors, divergent sexual practices, acceptance of abortion as either “birth control” or acceptable to God, lies, murder, adultery, divorce, and immorality, the assertion that men give birth to babies, progressive ideology, a dismissal of the Bible as God’s revealed truth, and, in fact a denial of God as the supreme divine reality.
Spiritual darkness and human depravity will play a part in the melee of evil, yet the Lord will use these nemeses for His glory–He is a God of redemption and will turn the arrows of the Enemy for His purposes, and ultimately for His glory. For the time being we live in a broken Creation, altered by the continued momentum of sin, and these dominoes will continue to fall until the end of the age… when this destruction is eternally arrested, and the deviant combatants are relegated to their permanent residences.
Though the picture of dominoes really falls short at describing the majesty and glory of His Creation, hopefully that picture will help to process the plan of God. All Creation “declares the glory of God,” and will continue to do so. From the time of the Garden until the present day, from Armageddon to the Great White Throne Judgment, they will continue to fall, until the Lord arrests them once and for all. Though the agents are many, and seek destruction of God’s Good Order, God, through the fulfillment of His eternal plan will establish every one of those tumbled pieces to its rightful place, in His desired time; He is a God of restoration. Through the work of Christ there will be no more death, no more thorns or thistles, no more relational strife, no more separation from our Creator; in His good time, He will again affirm His perfect Creation, “Good!”
The Apostle John had the privileged preview of this perfect state:
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain. The first things passed away’ And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new'” (Revelation 21:1-5a).
What a hope we have in Christ… All things made new… And no more toppled dominoes.