EZEKIEL 34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. KJV
Covenant – d) a binding agreement made by two or more individuals, parties, etc. to do or keep from doing a specific thing.
Peace – c) safe, rest, favor, well, happy, quietness, health, prosperity, welfare.
Homage – d) anything given or done to show the reverence, honor, etc. in which a person is held.
This is after the wrath of God has been poured out and those who are left continue on living in the new earth that has been created. It is still earth and not heaven as they dwell in the wilderness. He has a purpose for the 1000 year reign. This is His desire. He has waited to be married through all of time. Now it is His turn.
He will become the Husband and the Good Shepherd that He was always destined to be. He is still King of Kings and Lord of Lords. How wonderful for the Church that the King of Kings is their Beautiful Bridegroom and Shepherd?
Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrected state neither do men marry nor are women given in marriage, but they are as the angels in heaven. Amp.
This is now Jesus’ turn to be married. The only people married to Jesus will be the overcomers who have been given this great reward.
Revelation 20:4 Then I saw thrones and sitting on them were those to whom authority to act as judges and pass sentence was entrusted. Also I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes (beheaded) for their witnessing to Jesus and for preaching and testifying for the Word of God, and who had refused to pay homage to the beast or his statue and had not accepted his mark or permitted it to be stamped on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived again, and ruled with Christ, the Messiah, a thousand years. AMP.
When you pay homage you are submitting yourself to their rule. It is an act to show where your devotion lies. I believe there are many pastors who will be held accountable for closing the doors of their Church because the government told them to due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Where is the commandment in the Word of God that says if there is pestilence or disease you don’t have to feed the sheep or lead them in worship because the danger is too great?
We have been give His promise of protection in any danger. The only reason they closed their doors was out of fear. Did they reopen for Easter Sunday Services? No, but they opened for Mother’s Day. This country honors their mothers more than they honor their Savior. Tell me who are they giving homage to?
However, there is still a small believing remnant in the US as there was in days of Israel’s captivity in Babylon. There were some brave pastors who opened their doors. They are the overcomers and will reap a great reward. We are to live by faith and trust in the Lord to be our refuge and protector in any danger or difficulty. This is a test.
Revelation. 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. KJV
The fearful and the unbelievers lead the pack of the sinners in the Lake of fire. Do we take fear and unbelief seriously or just shrug it off? One day it will be too late?
Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his works shall be.