As we face challenges in this life and in ministry, we should never despair; we should always rejoice in the fact that God whom we are worshiping, and God whom we are waiting upon is God who is on the throne reigning above all things. He has the will and all power to fulfill his will; so his plan and promises will never fail. Dear Christians, you who are the true offspring of Abraham and the heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29), take heart, our God reigns!
A friend asked: “Will Jesus Christ reign in future or is he reigning now?” I response to the question, biblically the Lord Jesus Christ is currently reigning together with the Father in Heaven until the consummation of all things, then after the renewal of all things he will reign eternally (Mathew 28:18; 1 Corinthians 15:25–28; Hebrews 1:3–4; 1 Peter 3:22). Dr. R. C Sproul has summarized Christ kingship well with the following words:
“As a King, Christ fulfills Old Testament prophecies of an eternal kingdom for David and his seed. In Christ the fallen booth of David is restored. The kingdom of God has not been utterly postponed to the future. Though that kingdom has not yet been consummated, it has been inaugurated and it is a present reality. It is now invisible to the world. But Christ has already ascended. He has his coronation and investiture. At this very moment he reigns as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Jesus is enthroned at God’s right hand, and all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to him [Mathew 28:18]. It is a profound political reality that Christ now occupies the supreme seat of cosmic authority. The kings of this world and all secular governments may ignore this reality, but they cannot undo it [Psalm 2:1–12; Acts. 4:25, 26]. The universe is no democracy. It is a monarchy. God himself has appointed his beloved Son as the preeminent King. Jesus does not rule by referendum but by divine right. In the future every knee will bow before him, either willingly or unwillingly [Philippians 2:5–11). Those who refuse to do so will have their knees broken with a rod of iron (R. C Sproul, 1997, p.114)”.
After defeating Satan through his sacrificial redemptive death and triumphant bodily resurrection, he ascended and seat at the right hand of the Father (Colossians 2:15; 1 Peter 3:22). On the right hand of the Father, there Christ is reigning over all until he has put all enemies under his feet (1Corithians 15:25–28). He will come back to judge all the living and the dead, to gather his people to himself, to defeat and destroy all his enemies, to renew all things and to consummate his eternal kingdom and then reign forever and ever (John 5:24–30).