Coming soon there will be a peace that we have not had since the beginning of Adam and Eve.  The Bible tells us that the Lord Himself will come down from heaven to rule the earth for 1000 years.  For those of us who are believers we will be with Him forever.  After our lives on earth, we will be transported to a new heaven and a new earth forever as this earth will no longer exist.

I Corinthians 15:52 – 54 – “It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.  For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.  Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’”  NLT

We are told that we will be given new bodies that will be without any disabilities.  We shall never be sick or die again.  We are then told in I John 3:2 – “Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.”  When we are all like Christ we will live in a different world.  It will be a world filled with love and peace.  At that time we believe the curse that has been on this earth will be removed.  It will be an environment similar to what it was like prior to Adam and Eve’s sin.

Revelation 21:1 – 4 – “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. Then 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.” NIV

Matthew 24:4 – 25 tells us to watch out and let no one deceive you.  You will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  Nation will rise against nation.  There will be famines and earthquakes.  You will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 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 elect. There will be seven years that the Antichrist will rule called the time of Tribulation.

Revelation 13:7 & 8 – “And the beast was allowed to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And he was given authority to rule over every tribe and people and language and nation. And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were not written in the Book of Life before the world was made—the Book that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered.” NLT – If a person’s name is in the Book of Life, because he has trusted in Christ for his salvation, apparently they will be given a power, so great, that enables them to withstand the powers of Satan and allows the Antichrist to do whatever without a Christian losing faith or accepting the mark of the beast.

Not one promise has God made that He has never kept.  Our faith is based on His promises and we are told that God will never leave us or forsake us.  However, what the saints go through during the end times will be remembered forever.  As a result, when Christ is with us, during His reign on earth, we will be completely obedient and live according to His ways, a holy life.

Coming soon will be times more horrible than anything that has ever happened on this earth before.  During this time there will be millions converted to Christianity.  God promised the following:  John 3:16  “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

Before the end times I believe there will be a great spiritual revival.  God is going to give everyone an opportunity to repent and live a holy life.  Times will be so disastrous that many will accept Christ as their Savior.

One of the most dramatic stories unfolding in the Middle East that you won’t read in the mainstream press is the explosion of Christianity inside Iran.  In 1979 a survey of Christian Demographic Trends reported about 500 Muslims who have converted to Christ.  Today they estimate approximately 220,000.  It is believed after the destruction of the Russian and Iranian armies as prophesized in Ezekiel, Christian churches will be overflowing around the world as masses turn to Jesus Christ and the church for wisdom and comfort amid such cataclysmic events.  Will the church and Christians be able to handle the overflow?

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