“Peace On Earth…Someday”

Posted: June 7, 2010 in Bible Prophecy, Death, Dispensations, Holocaust, Isaiah, Israel, New World Order, Rapture, Resurrection, Security, Tribulation

  Two “New World Orders” seem to be on the horizon. According to the Scriptures, the first one will come in with a false peace that will lead to wars, famines, and death (Revelation 6:1-8). Some identify these conditions with “The four horsemen of the apocalypse.” Tragically half the population of the earth will perish during this awful time (Revelation 6:8; 9:15). Will you be in that number? We certainly hope not.

  Seven years later another “New World Order” will spring up. It will bring to an end the devil’s rule over the earth through the man of sin (anti-Christ) and the false prophet (Revelation 19:11-15). The Prophet Daniel unveiled this information long ago to Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon (Daniel 2:44).

  The Days Of Mounting Tension. The sinful nature of man causes him to envy what others have. So evil rulers, taken from the lowest of men (Daniel 4:17), make plans to take what others have by stealth or through violence (James 4:1ff).

  The Olivet Discourse. In one of His last sermons on the Mount of Olives, Jesus warned His disciples that days were coming when nations would rise against nations, and kingdoms against kingdoms. There would be famines, pestilences, earthquakes in various places. Jesus called these days “the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8). Some commentators want people to believe that all these things happened in the past rather than things that will occur in the future. If one interprets the Bible literally, as it should be, it’s not hard to see that many of these things have never been fulfilled in past history. Unfortunately, some want to allegorize or spiritualize the Bible prophecy sections.

  Swords And Plowshares. On a statue at the United Nations building, the words of the Prophet Isaiah are found: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares (farming equipment), and their spears into pruning hooks” (Isaiah 2:4). What the United Nations has not been able to do in decades will be accomplished by Jesus Christ when He returns to earth to rule for 1,000 years as the King of kings, and the Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16).

  Gather At Armageddon. Just prior to the establishment of Christ’s 1,000 reign on earth, the nations of the earth, including the United States, will convert their farming equipment into war implements and be gathered by God Himself to Armageddon (Joel 3:10; Zechariah 12; 14; Revelation 16:16). All the Gentile nations will be bent on destroying the nation of Israel once and for all. This will be the “Big One.” But it’s not the end of time or of this present earth. The first time God destroyed this earth was with water during the days of Noah (Genesis 6-9). The next time He destroys the earth, it will be with fire after Christ’s 1,000 year reign on earth and Satan’s final rebellion against God (2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 20:7-10).

  The New Heavens And Earth. After God destroys the present heavens and earth He will create new heavens and a new earth that will be occupied with people and spirit beings (Revelation 21:1). The Jews were promised some real estate on this present earth that hasn’t been theirs yet. Consider the boundaries that are mentioned in Genesis 15:18-21. They will dwell in it during Christ’s 1,000 year reign on earth. The saved Jews in eternity future will inherit a new world to enjoy and will live on it forever (Romans 4:13). On the other hand, the Bride of Christ, made up of the true church, will inherit everything that He does (Romans 8:17; Revelation 21:7). Wherever He goes, His bride goes (John 14:1-3). There will be no boredom in eternity future as Jesus reveals more and more of Himself to us (Ephesians 2:7).

  Decision Time. “Now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1). Our lives are like “a vapor that appears for a little time…” (James 4:14).

  Baneful Pride. Of the seven things God hates, pride tops the list (Proverbs 6:16). It led to Lucifer’s fall (Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28), and can lead to your eternal condemnation in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15). Pride can keep you from trusting the only One who can help you. Don’t make that fatal mistake. Admit that you’re a sinner who is incapable of saving yourself. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ who died for your sins…and rose again bodily from the grave (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8).

  The Greatest Guarantee. It is given to all who place their faith in Christ alone for salvation (John 3:16, 36; 5:24; 10:28, 29). Salvation is not based on our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9). Once you receive eternal life you can never lose it or have it taken from you (1 John 5:11-13). Now that is real security. You have God’s Word on it. He can’t lie. He always speaks the truth because He is the Truth (John 14:6).

  If you would like some clarifications or amplifications about this information you can call us at 805-238-3549 or visit our web site www.kelseypeach.com.

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