The End Of The World
End Of The World
Have you ever thought about the end of the world?
As Bible-believing Christians, we know what’s eventually coming.
Increased persecution, chaos, and a one world demonic cult ruling earth’s inhabitants in the guise of world peace – to name just a few of the realities.
For some people, the final events are too scary to even consider.
If that describes you, trust me, I get it.
End Of Days
When I first became a Christian, I purposely avoided reading the Book of Revelation.
I tried to read through it on my own and got lost.
What did all that symbolism mean?
I was so overwhelmed that I gave up and spent my time in other books of the Bible for many years.
Frankly, I had no idea at the time what I was missing.
Of course, we’re not supposed to “dwell” on the end time events, but we do need to be aware of them.
Fast forward to a few years ago, when an opportunity arose that I couldn’t pass up.
The Book Of Revelation
Like an answer to a prayer, my church offered a Revelation Bible study, also known as Eschatology.
Simply put, Eschatology is a long word meaning the study of the end times.
I jumped at the chance to learn more.
It was a 3-part course which, in totality, would last several months.
I’m so glad I took the course. Let me encourage you to not be afraid to jump into Revelation if an Eschatology study is offered at your church.
It is so worth it!
After completing the course, the symbolism that scared me off so long ago, finally made a lot more sense.
If you’re interested in a quick overview of end time events, you can find a briefing here: https://www.gotquestions.org/end-times-timeline.html
However, I recommend a more in-depth Bible study rather than a flyby through one article on the Got Questions website 🙂
Through the entire Book of Revelation, we have a blessed reminder that God is Sovereign, and Jesus is coming back.
Our Righteous Judge
Sadly, what some people fail to accept is that Jesus will return as our righteous judge.
My heart breaks for those who, for the remainder of their lives, refuse to put their personal faith and trust in Him.
I have nothing but great pity for those people.
If Jesus’ return happens within our lifetime, that means that all remaining unbelievers, including those we personally know, are headed for everlasting suffering – an eternity of torment, no saving grace offered, beyond any complete human description.
Jesus’ words are clear, as presented here in Mark 8, among other passages.
38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” – Mark 8:38, (ESV).
Every night, my husband and I pray by name for someone we know who is lost. We pray specifically that his/her heart will open up to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The thought of a non-believing friend going to hell is tragic.
But, despite the limitations of my and your human understanding, we must trust our Sovereign God and know that He alone will judge righteously.
The End Of Days
Keep your eyes on the news.
I should clarify: keep your discerning eyes on the news and on Jerusalem. There’s a lot of significant events underway.
A word of caution: your red flags should go up if you hear of anyone setting an “exact date” the rapture will occur.
Date-setting is just doomsday, hysteria-promoting, nonsense.
Here’s What We Can Delight In
We can delight in knowing that everything is in God’s timing, not man’s.
We can delight in knowing that only the Creator orchestrates the future, and that prophetic events are falling into place according to what God has appointed.
The good news is that, for true-believers, Jesus has provided us the way to spend Eternity with Him.