Sunday, February 21, 2010


If one watches or listens to the news, it is quite easy to become discouraged, and worse yet, fearful!  But I have good news for all who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior:  according to the Bible, of the ten future events which are about to occur, beginning with the Rapture of the Church, and "ending" with born again believers spending eternity with God, none are to be feared by God's children!   They are:

1)  The Rapture - The Church will be taken up into heaven before God sends judgment upon the earth (Jn. 14:1-3; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Th. 4:13-18; Ti. 2:13; Rev. 4:1).
2)  The Judgment Seat of Christ - This will occur in heaven, where born again individuals will be judged and rewarded for their faithfulness (Rom. 14:10-12; 1 Cor. 3:9-15; 9:25; 2 Cor. 5:5-10;1 Th. 2:19-20; 2 Tim. 4:8; 1 Pet. 5:2-4; Rev. 2:10).
3)  The Tribulation - It is also known as "The Time of Jacob's Trouble" (Jer. 30:7), and "Daniel's Seventieth Week" (Dan. 9:24-27).  It is a seven year judgment of Israel on earth (Mt. 24:4-28; Rev. 6:16 - 19:15).
4)  The Marriage of the "Lamb" - The Church, as the Bride of Christ, will be married to Christ in heaven (Jn 3:29; Rev. 19:7-8).  The wedding super will occur later on earth (Mt. 25:1-13).
5)  The Second Coming of Christ - Jesus will return to earth to destroy His enemies (Mt. 24:29-25:46; Acts. 1:11; Rev. 1:7; 19:11-21).
6)  The Marriage Supper of the "Lamb" - Jesus and His bride, the Church, will celebrate at the wedding feast on earth (Mt. 25:1-13; Lk. 14:15-24; Rev. 19:9).
7)  The Millennial Kingdom - Jesus, as The Christ, will rule on earth for 1000 years (there are many reference to His kingdom throughout the Word of God, especially Rev. 20:1-10).
8)  The Great White Throne Judgment - This will be the final judgment of those who reject Jesus Christ (Rev. 20:11-15).
9)  The New Heaven and New Earth - There will be a new heaven and the new earth, and its description is a great deal like the Garden of Eden in many ways (Gen. 2:4-15; Rev. 21:1-22:5).
10) Eternity with Almighty God - All whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life, will live in peace with God forever (Phil. 4:3; Rev. 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12, 15; 21:17; 22:19).

Fear not; our all knowing and all powerful God says, "I'VE GOT THIS!" 

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