God Knows When And How The World Ends.

Some authors writing novels, start at the last chapter and when that is completed, they start writing chapter one. They then give suggestions as to how the book will end. To some readers, they are able to figure out how it will finish. However, many are surprised at how the book turns out completely different from what they thought.

We have a God who has known when and how the last days would end from the very first day of creation. He then inspired writers to start Scripture from the beginning, giving hints about how the end would turn out. As they write, He gives them suggestions of what happens to those He created if they do not obey His commands and His ways for living life and fail to trust Him.

Sinful man was cruel at heart. It was the law of the jungle and there was very little peace. Walls were built around cities for protection. When armies would raid or start a war with others, they would kill all of their opponents, loot all of their possessions and then look to attack another city or nation. Often times, women and children would be saved to become their slaves.

God chose one man, Abraham to begin a new nation who He could teach how He wanted people to live. Abraham had two sons: Ishmael, son of Hagar the slave girl and Isaac, son of Sarah his wife. Isaac had two sons, Esau and Jacob. God detested Esau’s ways and Ishmael was also rejected. Ishmael and Esau are the fathers of most of the Arab nations and the enemies of Israel that surround this nation today.

God promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that they would inherit forever, the land that was from Egypt to the river Euphrates. Which the Bible says they will possess some day.

Isaiah 41:8 – 10 & 13 – ““But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. “ “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’”

The Israelites kept denying God and were continually disobedient. So God sent His Son to explain to them what was expected and that He would be sacrificed for the sins of everyone who would accept Him as their Lord.

The Holy Spirit inspired the Bible writers and they often predicted what was going to happen in the future. They were continually given signs that something was to occur. There were times when no signs were given. Psalm 74:9 – “We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.” They continually were looking for signs because God used the sun, the stars and the moon to announce special events. He used seven years to keep people out of debt. He used 50 years, as a year of Jubilee, when all land had to be return to the original owners. Once He stopped the sun from going down. He used a star to announce the birth of Jesus. He has used the eclipse of the moon when it would turn blood red on a Jewish religious holiday four times in a row to announce a special event.

Approximately 2000 years ago Jesus was asked for a sign as to when we might see the world, as we know it, end. This is what the writers told us:
Matthew 24:3 – 14 – “ 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?” Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time, many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Isn’t it gratifying to know that for generations we have been told to look for the signs? January 28th, 2015 will be the forth blood moon to fall on a Jewish religious holiday. The year 2017 will be a Jubilee year. This year, 2015 is the Jewish seventh year and usually a financial problem occurs.

Should we become concerned about the signs that are about to take place? Will God keep His promise that signs are not to be ignored? Within one and a half years, the above three signs will have taken place. There will be two signs in 2015 and one in 2017. Have you figured out how the last chapter ends yet? If you have, you have probably accepted Christ as your Savior and have accepted Him and received the Holy Spirit. If not, you may not end up in eternity in the right place.

Most Christians are concerned about Israel as we should be. But we realize in the final days no one will protect Israel but Jesus Christ. But we know what is expected according to Scripture.

Zechariah 12:9 – 11 – “On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem. “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”

Ezekiel 39:8 – 10 – “It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of. “‘Then those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them up—the small and large shields, the bows and arrows, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel. They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

Isn’t it reassuring to know how it all turns out in the end? We have been given the last chapter. Now it is up to you to see if you can figure it out and trust God. Two things God has always demanded: trust and obedience.

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