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WORLD IN BIBLE PROPHECY
Summary of Sequence of End-Time Events
A Handy Reference Guide
By Harmanjit S. Saini
End of the end time prophecies have been put in proper chronological sequence for us on the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Prophetically, today we live in a time called the time of “delay no longer” as stated in Revelation 11:6. Thus there is no longer any delay in fulfillment of end of the end time prophecies.
1. PROPHECY ALREADY DRAMATICALLY FULFILLED
After the world entered the period of no longer any delay the next event to follow in sequence was recorded in Revelation 10:11(NKJV): "And he said to me, "you must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues [meaning in many languages], and kings." This event has already been fulfilled by the author’s weekly messages at 9.00 a.m. every Saturday USA Eastern Standard Time being broadcast to every human being in his or her own language. One has to simply tune one’s mind to hear the messages and the person will hear them every week in his or her own language. The remaining prophecies are described in time sequence in the messages contained in the seven seals of the Book of Revelation, beginning in Revelation 6:1.
Five alliances that will play important roles in world events include: a) German led European Alliance of ten rulers or nations (called the ten horns), known as the Beast or King of the North; b) The American, British and Jewish Alliance, known as the House of Israel and House of Judah; c) The Roman Catholic Church worldwide, with the leader known as the False Prophet, the Little Horn, or another Beast; d) Islamic Alliance with much of Africa, with its leader known as the King of the South; and e) The Eastern Alliance known as the Kings of the East.
2. THE GREAT THIRD WORLD WAR AHEAD – FIRST 4 SEALS
The next prophesied end-time event that will soon occur will be the Great Third World War that will make the Second World War look like a battle in comparison. This event is described by messages contained in four symbolic seals (Revelation 6:1-8). The first seal with its rider on a white horse symbolizes religious deception; the second seal with its rider on a red horse, the great world war itself, which will be followed by wide spread famines as a result of the war, as symbolized by the rider on a black horse of the third seal. The famines are usually followed by disease epidemics soon after as symbolized by the rider on a pale horse of the fourth seal.
As a result of these four conditions and wild animal attacks on human beings, one-fourth of mankind will be destroyed. That means more than 1.75 billion people are going to die in this global war and its aftermath.
3. THE MILITARY DEFEAT OF THE USA/BRITAIN/ISRAEL ALLIANCE
The next prophesied event will be the military defeat of the alliance between the USA, Britain and the modern Jewish state of Israel as pictured by the fifth seal in Revelation 6:9. The military power that will defeat them will be an alliance of two powers: a Europe-centered alliance led by a German dictator called the Beast or the King of the North in prophecy. This alliance will have the support of ten kings or rulers in Europe. Allied with the beast will be the Islamic world (Psalm 83). The Islamic world may be led by a religious-military dictator at this stage called the King of the South, but it is not necessary that an Islamic leader be in place for the prophecy to be fulfilled. The leader called the King of the South could emerge later. But allied with the Beast would be many other nations, that have been awed by the military might of the beast, and have been bewitched by the incredible miracles the pope will work to deceive the world.
However, between the Third World War and the defeat of the American, British and Jewish alliance, certain prophesied events have to be fulfilled. These events could take place in a matter of months when famine conditions and disease epidemics prevail in the world as aftermath of the Third World War. These events include:
a) The Jews in Israel will have set up an altar in Jerusalem and instituted animal sacrifices again.
b) The pope of the Roman Church will start working miracles at some stage and the Roman Catholic world would be energized and bewitched and would be more willing to obey him.
c) The pope's plans will be to make a great image or idol to honor the Beast, or as a symbol of the “Holy Roman Empire” perhaps just like Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar’s image (Daniel 2). He plans to set it up in Jerusalem and to make Jerusalem his headquarters. This is described in Revelation 13:12-14: "And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him [This beast is the "Holy Roman Empire"], and causes the earth and which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast…”
d) The pope will demand that the idol he has set up be worshipped, and that the world worship on Sunday and not on the Sabbath day. This is a demand to set the stage for persecution of God’s true Church that does not worship idols and worships on the Sabbath day and not on Sunday, and also to enforce the Roman Church’s religion on the world.
e) An alliance of Islamic nations, mainly Arabs and Turks, will also be forming. At this point a military dictator might have emerged in the Islamic world but not necessarily. This Islamic dictator in prophecy is called the 'King of the South.' The nations in this Islamic alliance are mentioned in Psalm 83:1-8. These nations will be allied with Assyria, or modern Germany. Occupation of Jerusalem along with the Roman Church will be one of their goals because of the Islamic 'holy places.
Remember don’t expect all this to be taking place right now though the groundwork is being laid. It will take place after the Third World War and its aftermath, and can take place in a matter of months to administer the deathblow to the American, British, Jewish alliance.
f) To force the Jews in Jerusalem to comply with the pope's demands to let him set up the image in Jerusalem, the forces of the European military dictator along with his Muslim and Catholic alliance partners will most likely lay an economic siege to the state of Israel, America and British Commonwealth nations. This economic siege may last for 390 plus 40 days as indicated in Ezekiel 4:1-17. This will cause further famine conditions in these countries, after the world war will also have taken its toll. The Jews may then negotiate with the pope, the beast and the Islamic leader to allow the pope to set up the idol in Jerusalem, and allow the Islamic leader to set up his religious regional headquarters in Jerusalem. But the plans of the Beast, the pope and their alliance partners are to launch a final attack on the USA/Britain/Israel alliance, defeat them militarily and make them captive slaves.
g) At this time, ten rulers in Europe make a decision to give all their power and authority to the Beast. This is mentioned in Revelation 17:12-13: "And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. They are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast." These may not actually be ten existing rulers, but may be appointed as rulers by the European Community over ten regions in Europe carved out of member nations. These rulers could even be appointed after the military victory over the American, British and Jewish alliance. They give their total allegiance to the beast and put all their power at his disposal.
h) The beast and his alliance partners are now ready to war with the American, British and Israeli Alliance. Events now begin to move at lightning speed. To force the Jews to stop their sacrifices and vacate their altar to allow the Roman Church to set up its idol or image and offer its own sacrifices, Jerusalem or Israel is now surrounded by the joint European and Islamic armies as prophesied in Luke 21:20. Jews in Israel are forced to thus give in. The Roman Church then forcibly stops the Jewish sacrifices and the pope then sets up the image to the beast in Jerusalem and probably offers a sacrifice to it. Once he has done that, the beast and his alliance partners then immediately begin their attack on the USA/Britain/Israel Alliance with a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
i) By this time, in 45 days, most of God's true Church will have gathered in Jerusalem and will in 30 days flee to the place of safety after the image was set up by the pope. The battle to administer the deathblow to the American, British and Jewish alliance is over in 30 days (Hosea 5:7) and the USA/Britain/Israel will be defeated militarily, their populations taken captive as slaves and sold around the world. The Jews will be sold mainly to the Greeks.
In this war, one third of the population of the USA and Britain will be destroyed in a pre-emptive nuclear strike, one third will be killed in the war that follows, and one third will be taken captive and sold as slaves around the world (Ezekiel 5:1-2). Similarly, two-thirds of the population of the state of Israel will also be destroyed in the siege and famine conditions leading to the war, and the war itself (Ezekiel 5:12 and Zechariah 13:8-9). The remaining one-third will be removed from the state of Israel and sold to the Greeks as slaves (Joel 3:6).
4. THE GREAT TRIBULATION
After the military defeat of the US/Britain/Israel alliance, the three and a half year long Great Tribulation begins as pictured by the 5th seal (Revelation 6:9-11). It is a time of unprecedented trouble for the American, British and Israeli slaves and the remnant of God’s Church that was not taken to the place of safety. They are hated by all nations with deep hatred born of envy and satanic influence (Matthew 24:9). The goal of the nations is to obliterate their name from the face of the earth by murdering all of them (Psalm 83). The nations that hold them captive treat them extremely harshly. As a result of this harsh treatment, many of the slaves will die. Only one-tenth of the original population of these nations will survive the Great Tribulation, and that too because Jesus Christ will return to earth and rescue them.
Just before the war that defeats the American, British and Jewish alliance, and perhaps soon after the pope starts working miracles, two of God's prophets (or witnesses) will begin warning the world to repent of its sins, and not to mistreat their captives, or they are going to suffer the wrath of God. Some will not heed, but the two witnesses will bring God's plagues on them (Revelation 11:3-12). That will act as a restraining force to some extent on the world mistreating their American, British and Jewish slaves.
The beast in the meantime, heavily influenced by Satan has had his mind changed (Habakkuk 1:11, Daniel 8:23-24). He aids the Islamic alliance and others to war with the other nations of Israel, which include France, Switzerland, Ireland, Scandinavian and Benelux countries. As a result of these wars and further events of the Great Tribulation and the 'Day of the Lord' (In Bible prophecy a prophetic day equals a year) only one-tenth of the population of these nations taken captive will come out alive through the Great Tribulation.
5. BREAK-UP OF THE BEAST'S ALLIANCE WITH THE ISLAMIC ALLIANCE AND NATIONS OF THE EAST
After two years of the defeat of the U.S./Britain/Israel alliance, trouble begins to brew in the Beast's alliance with the Islamic alliance and other nations in the East that were allied with him in the cause to defeat the American, British and Jewish alliance. Perhaps because of the high-handedness of the Beast (most likely a German) and the pope, the leader of the Islamic Alliance (by this time a leader would be in place, known in prophecy as the King of the South) will begin to "push at" the Beast or King of the North, and commits some war-like acts. This 'pushing at' takes place over a six month period. But this break-up provides some relief to the slaves in the Islamic and other nations (Hosea 6:1-2).
Nations in the East will have been aware of the break-up taking place between the King of the North (the Beast) and the King of the South (leader of the Islamic alliance). They will already have been engaged in diplomatic activity well before that, and will have formed an alliance. This alliance will most likely be led by Russia. Even a few months before the break-up between the Kings of the North and the South, the eastern nations will have begun making military preparations to serve their own economic, political and military interests.
6: GREAT EARTHQUAKE AND METEOR SHOWERS – 6TH SEAL
Close to the end of the two and a half years of the Great Tribulation a great worldwide earthquake and frightening meteor showers signal the coming start of the terrible events of the “Day of the Lord,” the one year of God’s wrath on the nations as pictured by the sixth seal (Revelation 6:12-17).
7. SEALING OF THE 144,000 AND PROTECTION FOR MILLIONS
Near the end of two and a half years of the Great Tribulation, when the “Day of the Lord” is about to begin, God sends angels to seal 144,000 of the physical tribes of Israel (The American, the British, Jews worldwide – including those held captives - Scandinavian countries minus the Danes, Switzerland, Ireland and the Benelux countries) who were engaged in warning the world that the religion of the Beast and the False Prophet is a false religion of the devil and warning the world not to take part in it by worshipping the image or idol of the beast or they will be destroyed (Revelation 7:1-8). These 144,000 will later be changed to immortal beings (which will include some of the slaves) in the first resurrection at the return of Jesus Christ.///Besides these, millions who did not give in to the false religion, did not worship the image of the beast or take his mark will be guaranteed protection during the events of the next year, known as the Day of the Lord (Revelation 7:9-17). God will guarantee that they come out alive through the Great Tribulation and serve in His temple when Jesus Christ sets up God’s kingdom.
8. THE 'DAY OF THE LORD' BEGINS WITH THE ATTACK OF THE KING OF THE NORTH ON THE KING OF THE SOUTH
FIRST 4 TRUMPETS OF THE SEVENTH SEAL (Revelation 8:1-12)
The 'Day of the Lord' is the last one year of the three-and-a-half year long Great Tribulation. It is the time of God's wrath and punishment on non-Israelite nations for their mistreatment of their Israelite captives and for their own sins, and Israelites who worshipped the image of the Beast and gave in to the false prophet’s religion. They will not have heeded the warning of the two witnesses of God.
The first event in the 'Day of the Lord' is the attack of the King of the North on the leader of the Islamic Alliance, or the King of the South for his "pushing at" him through perhaps some war-like acts such as using the oil weapon (Revelation 8:1-12). In this war, the King of the South is defeated, and the King of the North loots the North African countries in the Islamic alliance (Daniel 11:40-45). Those in the east of the holy land escape the same treatment. A great deal of the population of the Islamic countries is destroyed in this war.
At the end of this war, the Beast sets up his regional headquarters in the holy land, where the pope had already set up his headquarters more than two and a half years earlier.
9. ATTACK OF THE BEAST ON THE EASTERN ALLIANCE COUNTRIES
FIFTH TRUMPET OF THE 7TH SEAL (Revelation 9:1-11)
When the Beast attacks the Islamic countries, the countries in the eastern alliance see an opportunity. They had already been making military preparations. When they see the beast engaged in war with Islamic countries, they begin preparing for war with the Beast. The news of these plans reach the Beast and he goes in great fury to destroy them (Daniel 11:44).
The beast makes a pre-emptive strike on the nations of the east with biological weapons. But the beast is not able to control the effect of the biological weapons, and the entire world is affected by the germs. Quite likely the Eastern Alliance also has matching biological weapons and uses them. The pain and suffering will be so horrible that people will seek death, but will not find it. The effect of these biological weapons lasts 5 months (Revelation 9:1-11). But God will provide supernatural protection only to the 144,000 who were sealed by Him and tens of millions of others because of their repentance during the Great Tribulation (Revelation 9:4).
10. COUNTERATTACK OF THE EASTERN ALLIANCE COUNTRIES ON THE BEAST – 6TH TRUMPET OF THE 7TH SEAL
At the end of the five months, the Eastern Alliance countries counterattack the Beast and his global allies with a 200 million man army. In this war, one-third of the world's population is destroyed (Revelation 9:13-18). This war is going to result in more than 1.6 billion dead in the war itself, and perhaps many more in its aftermath. The Beast's Europe-centered alliance is going to suffer terribly in this war. Their own nations are going to be devastated with Germany suffering the most. But the Germans are not completely destroyed yet as a large part of their army will be in Jerusalem and around it with the German dictator himself being there.
11. RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST AND DEMAND FOR SUBMISSION TO HIS RULE AND RELEASE OF ISRAELITE SLAVES
7TH TRUMPET AND ITS FIRST FIVE BOWLS OR PLAGUES
After the war between the Beast and the Eastern Alliance, matters have come to a stage where the Beast and the Eastern Alliance are contemplating using all weapons at their disposal against one another. If this was allowed to happen, all living things could be destroyed from the earth. But precisely at this time Jesus Christ returns to earth with a great trumpet blast and like lightening flashing from the east to the west to put an end to man’s madness under Satan’s influence. The whole world will see this event (Revelation 11:13-18; Matthew 24:26-27).
At the return of Jesus Christ, all the saints of God who remained faithful to the end of their lives during the 6,000 years of man’s history will be resurrected to eternal life and will accompany Jesus Christ. This is the first resurrection.
Jesus Christ first preaches the gospel of the Kingdom of God through three mighty angels. One angel announces the good news of God’s Kingdom on earth. The second angel announces the judgment of the great whore, the Roman Catholic Church, and the third angel announces God’s judgment on those who receive the mark of the Beast (Revelation 14:6-11). Jesus Christ also demands that the nations release their Israelite slaves. The nations do not repent, and do not want to release their Israelite slaves. As a result Jesus Christ pours out His plagues on the nations. These 5 plagues include a loathsome, foul smelling sore upon those who had the mark of the beast; the Mediterranean Sea and then rivers and springs of water around the world turned to blood; mankind scorched with great heat; and the throne of the Beast and his kingdom become full of darkness (Revelation 16:1-11).
These plagues make the nations hopping mad, and Satan and his demons also arouse them to war with Jesus Christ (Revelation 16:13-14).
12. NATIONS ATTACK JESUS CHRIST WITH A MASSIVE ARMY GATHERED AT ARMAGEDDON – 6TH AND 7TH BOWLS OR PLAGUES OF THE 7TH TRUMPET
Because of what they suffered from the plagues that Jesus Christ poured on them, the nations gather at Armageddon (or 'Hill of Megiddo') to attack Jesus Christ. A massive army perhaps more than a hundred million strong is gathered from all around the world. This will be the largest concentration of armies in one battlefield in the history of man (Revelation 16:12, 16). Then they go to Jerusalem for the attack, where Jesus' headquarters are located. But the nations are defeated and their armies totally annihilated. This is the 6th bowl or plague, described in Revelation 16:12-16.
The annihilation of the world's armies is described in Zechariah 14:12: "And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: 'Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.'"
The result of this war is that the blood flows out from the soldiers in the army, making a huge river of coagulated blood, bodies and weapons of soldiers that is about four feet deep and 184 miles long (Revelation 14:19-20).
Not only are the armies of the nations that came to Jerusalem destroyed, Jesus Christ further pours out His wrath on the nations for having sent their armies to attack Him. There is a massive, global earthquake the like of which the world has never before experienced in its history. All the cities and mountains are leveled, ocean floor rises so that there are no more islands left. There is a massive loss of human life. In addition, there is a great hail, and huge hailstones each weighing 100 pounds fall on human beings and kill them. This is described as the 7th bowl or plague of God’s wrath poured out on the nations (Revelation 16:17-21). The end result of all this is that very few human beings are left alive (Isaiah 24:6). The population of the earth left alive as a result of the earthquake and the hail perhaps could be less than 100 million.
But there is a great positive outcome from the earthquake. More land becomes available for cultivation. The deserts disappear; mountains and plateaus are leveled and become fertile land. Even the land under the permafrost becomes available. More fresh water becomes available all over the world, and because the floor of the oceans rises in many places to form land, the mineral wealth of the oceans becomes available for man's use.
With the greatest ever earthquake and the plague of great hail, the 1,260 days of the Great Tribulation will end. The 1,260 day count started after the 30 days of the war that defeated the American, British and Jewish alliance and ends when the plague of great hail from heaven is poured out.
13. RESCUE OF THE SLAVES AND THE MUCH LARGER SECOND EXODUS
After the nations are subdued, Jesus Christ’s first task will be to rescue the American, British and Jewish slaves. His promise is that this task will be accomplished in 45 days. That is the meaning of the 1260, 1290 and 1335 days mentioned in Daniel 12:7, 11-12. These days mean 30 days of the war, 1260 days of the Great Tribulation and 45 days to get to all the slaves and rescue them.
All the surviving slaves will be brought to Jerusalem and the Land of Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12, 15-16; 43:5-6; 49:22-23). This Exodus will be much greater than the first Exodus of ancient Israel from Egypt (Jeremiah 23:7-8).
14. JESUS CHRIST BRINGS THE CULPRITS TO JUSTICE
Jesus Christ will then bring the culprits to justice who led by Satan brought all these catastrophes on earth. When the ten rulers who supported the Beast and gave him their power realize that the wondrous miracle working pope was a false prophet and preacher of lies, they turn on the Roman Church - described as the 'great whore' in Bible prophecy. They burn the entire leadership and the clergy alive that they can lay their hands on (as this clergy would have caused some members of God’s Church and others who resisted their false religion to be burnt alive). Not one will be left alive (Revelation 17:16-18).
Jesus Christ's next task is to bring the perpetrators of this worldwide carnage to justice. The Beast and the false prophet - the pope of the Roman Catholic Church - are captured alive and thrown into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20).
Next is the turn of the Edomites (some of whose descendants live in Turkey, parts of Jordan, perhaps others in the Middle East and Central Asia, and Palestinians), the Europeans and all others who occupied Israel. For their part in enslaving the Israelites (the Americans, British and the Jews of Israel) and mistreating them and killing many, and for warring with the other nations of Israel (France, Switzerland, Ireland, the Scandinavian and Benelux countries) after the defeat of the USA/Britain/Israel alliance, they are to be utterly destroyed. Not one Edomite, or any of the occupiers of the holy land will be left alive. This destruction will come at the hands of the former American, British and Jewish slaves now rescued (modern descendants of Joseph and Judah of the Bible) (Obadiah 1:15-16, 18).
Germans, the human instigators of all this carnage too will be brought to justice by Jesus Christ in His own way. The end result of their punishment will be that so few Germans will be left alive on the earth that a little child will be able to write their number (Isaiah 10:17-19). The number of Germans who survive will perhaps be in the teens, or a few dozen, living in a few villages. But after centuries they will eventually grow into a nation during the millennium (or 1000 - year reign of Jesus Christ on the earth) (Isaiah 19:23-25).
15. GOD’S KINGDOM ESTABLISHED AND MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB
After all the nations are subdued and there is no more opposition from human rulers to the rule of Jesus Christ, God’s kingdom is established on earth. The establishment of God’s Kingdom is celebrated with a great feast and marriage of the Lamb. This is when Jesus Christ symbolically marries His Church, the saints collectively, who have been resurrected to eternal life. The marriage of Jesus Christ is mentioned in Revelation 19:6-9
16. SATAN BOUND AND IMPRISONED
Finally, Satan, the original instigator of all evil on the earth is bound and imprisoned in solitary confinement the abyss for the 1000 years of God's Kingdom on earth (Revelation 20:1-3). The demons are also imprisoned in the ruins of Rome, Italy (Revelation 18:2, 10). No human being will live there.
After the removal of Satan and his demons from rulership of the earth, Jesus Christ will rule as King of kings [kings refers to saints of God] and Lord of lords [the lords also refers to the saints] in God’s Kingdom (Revelation 11:15). The saints of God who were resurrected to eternal life at Jesus Christ's return to earth will also reign with Christ as kings and priests (Revelation 5:10) for a thousand years (Revelation 20:4). The world will at last begin to live in peace, great abundance and prosperity.
17. ONE MORE UGLY WAR
Initially not all of humanity will submit to the rule of Jesus Christ and the saints. After Jesus Christ has settled the American, British and Jewish slaves and the other tribes of Israel in the holy land and will have been ruling over the nations for anywhere between a decade or so up but more likely about two generations (about 50 years), the Israelites will start becoming prosperous due to God’s blessing. But their prosperity and living in unwalled, unprotected villages will give perverse thoughts to the survivors of the Russians and Chinese and their Persian, Indian and South East Asian allies.
These nations will hatch a nefarious scheme to take over and loot Israelites in the holy land. They will attack with a huge army. But Israelites will not need to fight. Jesus Christ will destroy this army. The nations in the army will begin fighting each other, and Jesus Christ will bring on them rain, hail, fire and brimstone (Ezekiel 38:22). Ultimately only one sixth of the army will be left alive (Ezekiel 39:2) to carry the tale of its defeat back to the nations and make their rulers aware that Jesus Christ who rules in Jerusalem is indeed the Almighty true Son of God. Ezekiel the prophet tells the entire story in chapters 38 and 39 of his book.
18. ALLOTMENT OF LAND TO NATIONS OF THE WORLD
After this incident, the nations will finally acknowledge that the God of Israel is the true Creator God and will finally be willing to listen to Him. Perhaps at this time, in the Jubilee Year (that is the 50th year) after God’s Kingdom will have been established, a division of countries for all the surviving nations will be made. Remember, the greatest ever earthquake in the history of mankind will have altered the surface of the earth. Mountains and islands will have disappeared. Much more land will have become available for man’s use. The earth’s population would have recovered somewhat.
Just as Noah divided the land between nations soon after the Flood and sent out colonies, perhaps Noah will again be charged with the task of informing all peoples about division of the earth into countries for all nations, and they will be asked to move to their respective allotted lands. This time there will be no rebellion against God’s plan as there was in Noah’s day after the Flood. All peoples will go to their respective allotted countries.
19. HOW GOD WILL SOLVE HUMANITY’S PROBLEMS
To solve humanity’s problems, God will
a) Set up one world government (Isaiah 9:6-7, Micah 4:1-3) with no more war (Micah 4:1-3);
b) Change every human being’s heart by giving everyone His holy spirit (Joel 2:8);
c) Nature of wild animals changed (Isaiah 11:6-9);
d) Reeducate the entire world (Zechariah 8:22-23; Micah 4:2-3; Jeremiah 31:34; Isaiah 11:9);
e) Transform the earth from scarcity to abundance (Amos 9:13, Isaiah 31:1-2, 6-7; 41:18-20);
f) Perfect global economic system based on free enterprise, with perhaps only 10% tax on the increase; no healthcare costs as Jesus Christ will supernaturally heal all the sick; no more war and related expenditures, and
g) One world language making sharing of knowledge worldwide very easy.
20) FINAL HUMAN CONFLICT
After the 1000 years of God’s kingdom are finished, Satan is released from solitary confinement for a short season. He will first go to the demons to see which ones will be still willing to follow him after being away from his rule over them. Perhaps some of them will have made up their mind to not repent and change their ways and will join him. He will then go to deceive the nations one final time to attack Jesus Christ and the saints at Jerusalem. The Russians and the Chinese will be deceived by him and will come to Jerusalem for the attack. Fire from heaven will devour this army. Satan and the demons who joined him will be imprisoned, this time in the fire that will be burning at Jerusalem. Their fate is now sealed.
21) ALL OF HUMANITY RESURRECTED TO PHYSICAL LIFE
Immediately after this final Satan influenced tragic conflict, God’s plan now begins the process of offering salvation to all human beings who have ever lived. All human beings who have ever lived and were not called, did not receive their chance for salvation. They are all now resurrected to physical life. This is described in Revelation 20:11-13.
All these human beings will be given God’s holy spirit, taught God’s way of life and their conduct after their resurrection will be judged according to the books of the Bible to determine if they choose God’s way and thus qualify for eternal life. They will live in God’s Kingdom with its abundance, prosperity, peace and harmony and will be able to contrast the fruits of living God’s way of life vs. living Satan’s way of life which they did in their former life. Happily most of humanity will embrace God’s way of life and qualify to receive eternal life as God’s literal sons and daughters.
The physical resurrection is also described in Ezekiel 37:1-14, 26-28. Jesus Christ also mentioned the second resurrection in Matthew 10:20-24, 12:41-42. Isaiah 65:20-25 points to these physical humans living for 100 years. This would allow sufficient time even for those who lived more than 900 years before the Flood to make changes to their life and character.
22) GOD’S SEVEN ANNUAL HOLY DAYS PICTURE GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION FOR ALL MANKIND
God’s seven annual holy days picture God’s plan to offer salvation to all of mankind. The Passover pictures the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins of all mankind, making eternal life possible.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread symbolized by removal of leavening put of our homes pictures diligently removing sin out of our lives so that we may be considered worthy to receive eternal life.
The Feast of Pentecost pictures the calling of only a few people by God during the first 6,000 of man’s history called the firstfruits, to give them their chance for eternal life. It shows that not every human being is called at this time to receive his or her chance for salvation at this time. Those who qualify by embracing and diligently living God’s way of life will be resurrected to eternal life at the return of Jesus Christ to earth.
The Feast of Trumpets pictures the return of Jesus Christ to earth and the resurrection of the firstfruits to eternal life to take over the kingdoms of the world.///After the kingdoms of the world have been subdued, Satan and the demons are put away for 1000 years and will not be able to influence humanity which makes it possible for humanity to be reconciled with God. This is pictured by the Day of Atonement.
The Feast of Tabernacles then pictures the 1000 years of the Kingdom of God and the reign of Jesus Christ to solve humanity’s problems which it could not solve itself. In the Kingdom of God every human being will be called and given his or her chance to qualify to receive eternal life.
The Last Great Day pictures the resurrection of all human beings who have ever lived and not received their chance for eternal life to physical life. They will have their opportunity to live 100 years and qualify to receive eternal life as God’s literal sons and daughters.
23. FATE OF THOSE WHO REFUSE TO REPENT AND CHANGE
Although God will in His great mercy extend the opportunity for salvation to every human being born, some will still refuse to repent and accept God’s way of life. The Bible reveals that, rather than be tortured forever in an ever-burning hell, their lives will simply be permanently extinguished. They will cease to exist, and will be as though they had never been. Even their memory will be forgotten (Revelation 20:15; 21:8).
These incorrigibly wicked, along with Satan and the demons who led the final rebellion of humanity will all simply be consumed as the earth is set on fire to cleanse it. The fire will keep burning to finally consume the earth itself (2 Peter 3:7, 10-12).
24. A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH
After the present earth is consumed, God will then create a new heaven and a new earth (2 Peter 3:7, 11-12); Revelation 21:1-3) and God will dwell among former human beings now made immortal as His literal sons and daughters.
25. NEXT, THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE
God has promised all things, meaning the entire universe, for man to inherit (Revelation 21:7; Hebrews 2:6-8).
God said through Isaiah the prophet about the earth in Isaiah 45:18: “For thus says the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” If God created the earth to be inhabited, He certainly would not have created more than 100 billion stars each with their planets in more than 100 billion galaxies in the universe to lie waste and empty. He created them to be inhabited at some time like the earth.
The picture is quite clear. After God’s plan of salvation for mankind on earth is complete, there will be a new beginning. What has been accomplished on earth, God’s sons will then accomplish in the rest of the universe, which Satan and the demons disqualified from doing.
Truly, as Paul declared in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (NKJV): "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit."
26. THERE IS A WAY OF ESCAPE
The author has used only the sure words of prophecy (2 Peter 1:19) to show what will happen in the world in the very near future. Prophecy also declares there is a way of escape from these catastrophic events.
Only one group in the world is promised protection throughout the entire three and a half years of the coming Great Tribulation: members of God’s true Church with the Philadelphian attitude as described in Revelation 3:7-11 (NKJV), “' 7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 8 I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name…10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.”
Millions of others besides members of God’s Church will survive, but when the 7 billion population of the world is taken into consideration, the percentage surviving may be 1% or less. Those are very poor odds of surviving the troubles that lie ahead. The best chances of survival are promised for members of God’s Church who keep God’s word, meaning all His commandments and doctrines, have not denied that they worship the true Jesus Christ of the Bible, persevere in doing God’s work of warning the world of the coming catastrophes and proclaim the most wonderful news of the return of Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of the Kingdom of God, and endure to the very end while diligently doing these things. So the choice to become members of God’s Church and do God’s work to receive protection, or to stay in the world and watch along as events unfold and be engulfed by them along with everyone else is entirely yours.
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