The world and all its accouterments, along with religious rituals, regulations and observances will be destroyed. They avail nothing with regard to eternity! Jesus offers the only foundation that will endure the final destruction of all things. That destruction will come “by fire.” Isaiah 66:15-16 makes that clear, “For behold, the Lord will come in fire, and his chariots like the whirlwind, to render his anger in fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire will the Lord enter into judgment…” But Jesus’ Kingdom is unshakable! So the author of Hebrews wraps up his comments in chapter 12 with verses 28-29 saying “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.”

The Kingdom of Heaven is an eternal one. We need not fear the destruction of all things in heaven and on earth because we’ve become part of an eternal kingdom through our faith in the eternal King Himself, Jesus! We are not afraid of God’s coming judgment, as a matter of fact we often pray for it to come. Jesus taught us to pray that way. We say, “Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (See Matthew 6:10).

Our worship of God is acceptable when it’s done in faith. It is “by faith” that all the saints mentioned in chapter 11 worshiped God. They heard a word from God, and they believed it and were commended for that faith. But in our day, as the writer began the book of Hebrews, “God speaks to us through His Son.” Through our faith in Jesus we have an unshakable Kingdom, an eternal life, and the guarantee of paradise! If it’s Jesus’ Kingdom we care about, we need not worry about the future. The wrath of God, the fiery judgment, won’t touch us because Jesus took God’s judgment for our sins on Himself. We have nothing to worry about and Jesus explained this principle to us in Matthew 6:33-34. He said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.” The righteousness we must seek is not our own. We’ll find ourselves bankrupt when we do. It’s His Righteousness we must have and he attributes that to all those who come to Him in faith. Jesus says to you and I who believe, “don’t worry about tomorrow! I’ve got that under control!”