70. There will never be another war, but there will forever be freedom.

The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them. {Ezekiel 18:20}

In the hereafter, when God has made all things new, there will be no more tears and sadness. There will be no more pain and distrust. But there will forever be freedom. And the eternal reality of freedom means that there may be intelligent beings in the future who choose to separate themselves from the Source of Life, just as Lucifer chose to do in the beginning.

But because of all that God has done in revealing His true character and the true nature of sin in the course of this war, never again will the Death of one of God’s intelligent beings raise doubts or questions about the trustworthiness of God. Never will anyone wonder if God really has the best interests of His creatures at heart. Never will anyone wonder if God can really be trusted. Never will anyone wonder if severing one’s connection with the Source of Life will cause Death. And never will anyone wonder if God executes those who reject Him.

Whenever necessary, we will always be able to look back over the long record of evidence that God has provided, from the very beginning of human history down to the closing events of the war, and particularly we will be able to see the answers Jesus provided to these crucial questions at the cross. Never again will there be any doubt about how God treats His wayward children, and so there will never be another war that brings such protracted pain and suffering to God and His creation as the one we are living through now.

Take courage! We are living through the darkest night, but the morning is on its way. And with it will come freedom and peace and love that will never, never, never end.

If you want to dig deeper—
Ezekiel 18:20-24
Revelation 21:3-4