By Steven J. Hogan
~ A Saturday Morning Post #14 ~
2 Peter 3:3-4 – “In the last days, mockers will come with their mocking, … ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.’” These last days’ sinners are stating that nothing is going to change on this earth, that everything is going to stay the same. But they are so deceived and so wrong. Peter goes on to say that they don’t realize what happened in the past, the cataclysmic flood that God used to judge the sinners and destroy the world; and they do not know what is going to happen in the future, the fiery judgment of this world and the “destruction of ungodly men.”
But don’t you be deceived, and don’t be sleeping. Be awake, and aware of what God’s Word clearly tells us, and alert to the events I have already talked about, events leading up to Christ’s coming. Today, I am listing a series of monumental, earth shaking, life changing, God promised events that will be taking place at Christ’s coming. Please listen up, for you, your family, and your church need to know what’s coming to this earth, for everything is going to dramatically change!
This present age will come to an end. This present age that began with Adam’s sin is an evil age, for the whole world now lies in the power of the devil. But this age, and this church age (the last days), is soon coming to an end, and a glorious new age will begin. Ephesians 1:19-21
All the believers will be glorified. At Christ’s coming, at the rapture, those who have died and are in heaven, and those who are alive and remain on earth will become like Christ and the angels, receiving perfect, powerful, immortal and spiritual bodies. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44
All believers will be gathered together to be with Jesus Christ. “We will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18. Think of finally being with Christ and all the other believers! What love, what joy, what peace, what glory!
God will pour out His righteous wrath upon the earth after the rapture. This terrifying and fiery Day of the Lord is the righteous punishment of all the unbelievers who rejected Christ and took the mark of the beast. “She (the earth) will be burned up with fire”. Revelation 8-9, 18
“The Lord will be King over all the earth.” Zechariah 14:9. The devil will no longer be in charge, for Jesus Christ will take complete control of the earth. Hallelujah! “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and Christ; and He will reign forever.” Revelation 11:15
A great number of Jews will be saved at the end of Daniel’s 70th week. Romans 11:26-27 – “And so, all Israel will be saved… This is my covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” God’s glorious promises to the Jews will finally come true. Ezekiel 37:21-23; Psalms 67, 72
The Antichrist will be defeated. The most wicked man ever in the history of our world will be dictator over the earth in the time before Christ’s return, but this “beast was seized and with him the false prophet… these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire.” Revelation 19:20-21
Satan is bound and thrown into the abyss. Our chief enemy, “the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world,” will be chained up for 1000 years, and will not be able to hurt or harm any person on the earth during that time. Amen! Revelation 20:2
All glorified believers will begin their reign with Christ. “You have made them to a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” To think we will worship and serve the Lord for 1000 years – this will be so exciting, fulfilling and rewarding! Revelation 5:10, 20:6
Each of the above events is huge in and of itself, and in the near future, starting sometime during Daniel’s 70th week, they will all be taking place one after another. Do you see what is going to happen? Things are not going to be the same. We get so used to our homes, cities, families, church, jobs, schools, culture, leaders, way of life and environment. But do you see that Jesus Christ, the Lord, Savior, Judge and King, is coming back soon? And He is going to lovingly, powerfully and righteously change everything on this earth! Don’t wait to fear the Lord – fear Him now, and love Him, serve Him, and be looking for His return. “He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new… these words are faithful and true.’” Revelation 21:5
P.S. I’ve just published a new article: “Why is Jesus Coming Back to Earth?”