“Gone With The Wind”

Posted: April 17, 2012 in Bible Prophecy, Daniel, Death, Government, New World Order, Rapture, Salvation, Tribulation
  Have you ever wondered what our world will look like 20, 50, or 100 years from now? If you’re an older person, perhaps you don’t really care as long as you can live out the rest of your life in relative comfort. But where will you spend eternity? Are you absolutely sure? If some of our founding fathers were able to come back to life, I wonder what they would think of our modern society and the world. Would they be excited or depressed?

  God Ordained. Nations and civilizations rise and fall according to God’s sovereign plan (Acts 17:26). Our nation is relatively young. Can the United States be found in Bible prophecy? If so, where? Is it about to die and/or be replaced by another nation or form of government. If so, why? Why are democracies destined to fail? Why are our young people being taught that we are a democracy rather than a constitutional republic? What is the difference? What is the best form of government? What kind of government will be necessary to establish and maintain world peace? Is a one world government the answer? Why do so many of the world’s leaders think this is the solution to man’s problems? Are we headed in that direction? Who will rule over it?

  Empires. Through a strange and disturbing dream of a “polymetalic man” God unveiled to King Nebuchadnezzar the future world empires (Daniel 2). The head of gold represented the Babylonian empire. The chest and arms of silver represented the Medo-Persian empire. The belly and thighs of bronze represented the Grecian empire and the legs of iron represented the Roman empire. These have come and gone.  The feet and ten toes of iron mixed with clay represents the future revived Roman empire that seems to be coming back to life in Europe. Out from it will come the “Antichrist” who will rule over the whole earth during “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7). It is also known as the seven years of tribulation (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:4-28; Revelation 6-19). Will you be here when all this happens? Are you a “Doomsday Prepper”?

  The Little Stone. In the last part of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream a strange thing happened. A small stone struck the feet of this “polymetalic man” and pulverized it. Then it was blown away and “gone with the wind” (Daniel 2:35). The small stone grew into a huge mountain. It represents the establishment of God’s (Christ’s) kingdom on earth that will last for 1,000 years (Daniel 2:44). After that the Great White Throne judgment will take place at the end of time (Revelation 20:11-15). Who will be resurrected and stand before Jesus on that day? How does He destroy death?

  Value. We believe that studying Bible prophecy acquaints us with God’s plan for the ages, convinces us that there really is a God, warns us about false prophets, promotes an evangelistic church, encourages Christians to live pure lives, gives us hope, and enables us to bear up during hard times knowing that they won’t go on forever for Christians. We also believe that since the prophecies concerning Christ’s first coming were fulfilled literally, those concerning His second coming will also be fulfilled literally. Allegorical interpretation is subjective and causes great confusion.

  Doubt It? You are free to doubt God’s ability to predict the future. Some skeptics say that the prophecies found in the book of Daniel were written after they happened. What do you think about Jesus? In your honest opinion, is He a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord God manifested in human flesh (John 1:1-18)? Did you know that He validated Daniel’s prophecies (Matthew 24:15) that were made about 2,600 years ago? He also believed in a universal flood in Noah’s day (Matthew 24:38, 39), and that Jonah was swallowed by a great fish and lived to tell about it (Matthew 12:40). The critics don’t like these things. Do you? He also knows everything about you and me (Psalm 139). Does this bother or encourage you?

  Judge. Jesus Christ, the God-man came the first time to become the Savior of all those who would trust in Him alone for their salvation. In the future He will be the Judge (John 5:22) who evaluates everyone’s works to determine his/her degree of enjoyment in heaven or his/her degree of suffering in hell. Our eternal destiny is determined by what we do with Jesus Christ in this life.

  Deliverance. To be delivered from hell and enter heaven, we must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the grave on the third day. Have you done that yet? If so, have you been baptized (immersed) to let others know you are a true Christian? Only immersion pictures our death, burial, and resurrection with Christ (Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8). Doing this won’t save you but it will enable you to have a good conscience toward God (1 Peter 3:21).

  Help? If you have questions and/or comments, or would like some FREE charts to help you understand the Bible better, call us at 805-238-3549 or visit our web site at www.kelseypeach.com.  We also have “God’s Simple Plan Of Salvation” in 24 languages and other material to help Christians grow and serve God effectively.

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