What Happens, According To The Bible, When The End-Time Is Over?

Only a fool believes there is no God.  What are the odds of evolution?  Every species, insects, birds, fish, animals or humans there is a male and a female.  Each can reproduce its own kind.  The male thinks and acts differently than the female.  What are the chances that this could just evolve without defects and originate from blobs? What blob of dust did the hummingbird come from? I do believe in some evolution.  Young ladies are much prettier today than they were 200 years ago.   So can we believe the prophecies of the Bible?  A recent survey indicates 81% of Americans believe there is life after death.  And 9% believe there may be life after death and 10% believe there is absolutely no life after death.

God tells us there will be a time when the world, as we know it, will end and a different new world will exist.  Those of us who believe in God and the Bible want to know what we might expect when the end happens and what will this new world be like.  Isaiah 11:10 – “In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.”  Christ will reign and all nations will live in perfect peace and live according to His ways.  I certainly do not dread the end times regardless how bad they will be.  I am looking forward to living throughout eternity in a resting place that will be glorious with Jesus in charge rather than living with Satan and his emissaries who are running this place.  Matthew 24:3 – “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. ‘Tell us,’ they said, ‘when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?’”

Matthew 24:21 – 22 – “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.   ‘If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.’” The elect or some Christians will go through this period and the time will be shortened because of them.

Matthew 24:4 – 25 warns us to let no one deceive us.  We will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  Nation will rise against nation.  There will be large earthquakes, famine and disease.   Christians will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death.  (Believers: Your faith will increase and fear of death will be diminished.) We will be hated by all nations because of our belief in Christ.  There will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now and will never be equaled again.  There will be false prophets.  They will perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the strongest and most faithful Christians.  II Peter 3:17 – “Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.”

We are told Cross references:

  1. Matthew 24:21 : Eze 5:9; Da 12:1; Joel 2:2
  2. Matthew 24:22 : ver 24, 31

the end of the age will be challenging.  Religious men will come saying they are Christ or His representative and will deceive many.    One-third of the population will be killed before God steps in to stop it.  Without God’s intervention it is possible that the world’s population could be destroyed.

I Thessalonians 4:16 & 17 – “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”  To read about the 1000 year reign of Christ on earth read Revelation Chapters 20 thru 22.

This new world will not be boring.  Einstein, Edison, Ford, Jobs and others made a difference.  Don’t you think God can create things we could only dream about?  God created the enjoyment of marriage.  He will do whatever it takes to keep us happy with peace and joy in our hearts.  Some of us will die and go to Heaven where God has had years to prepare mansions for us to enjoy.  Others will be caught up into the air and return with Christ to populate the earth under His control.  He will be able to control the weather as He did on the Sea of Galilee.  We will have an economic system that will be fair to all.  We will have jobs and responsibilities.  We will be given new immortal bodies and will never get sick or die because of how we think, live and what we eat will preserve us. Do you realize how many health problems and deaths result from having an unforgiving attitude?

In the new world when we live with Christ, we will have our same temperaments; we will remember what we have learned under the world’s old age.  We will live as families and know those who were our friends on earth.  Imagine what the earth will be like with no Satan and everyone living at peace with each other.  There will be no hostilities or fear.  We will get up each day looking forward to what’s ahead.  After the 1000 years on earth those remaining true to Christ will be transported to a new heaven and earth where there will be no oceans only the river of life.  The old world will be destroyed by fire and those who never believed and did not accept Christ will be destroyed forever.  Imagine what God has created for His children who continually obey Him.  I believe it is an impossible dream to envision.

Revelation 21:1 – 5b – “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”   He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”

Who ever thought heaven would be boring and there wouldn’t be fun things to do, doesn’t know God.  I just hate dying to get there.

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