Category Archives: End of the world
1. END OF THE WORLD
The Bible tells us that someday the world will come to an end and it will pass away with intense heat. 2Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; and in that day the heavens will be rolled up with a great noise, and the substance of the earth will be changed by violent heat, and the world and everything in it will be burned up. (BBE) A few scriptures before this Peter tells the reason for it. 2Peter 3:7 But the present heaven and the present earth have been kept for destruction by fire, which is waiting for them on the day of the judging and destruction of evil men. (BBE) If a person has accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior, they will be with Jesus. In fact this will not happen in at least 1000 years. Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, (KJV) (He will be locked up during this 1000 yrs.)
So what happens between now and then. There is coming a time, and I believe that if it is not in our life time, it is in the life time of our Children that the world will change dramatically. Matthew 24:3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” (THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT) And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. (KJV) Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold :13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. :14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (KJV) (people that have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior)
Matthew 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. :24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (this is why you need to know the Word of God) :25 Behold, I have told you before.:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. :27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. :28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together (there will be a great slaughter & war around the nation of Israel & Israel will never again be taken away from the Jews, and it will be where Jesus rules the earth):29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: :30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. :31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (KJV) Gathering the elect is the rapture. 1Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (KJV) There will be a great tribulation and the world would destroy itself, but Jesus steps in and saves it.
2Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (the antichrist):4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,(at Jerusalem) shewing himself that he is God.(this will captivate the world) :5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (KJV) (or accept Jesus as their personal Savior), as Christians, we win.