Today’s Scripture: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4
We are continuing to look at some topics I talk about in our brand new YouTube series, Moments In Grace. This topic is one that really sparks interest in people – the end times!
Spoiler alert! I am going to tell you how the greatest story ever told ends. The greatest story is history, literally “His Story.”
There is a special blessing to everyone who reads Revelation, who hear the prophecies of Revelation, and who keep what is written in the prophecies. (Rev. 1:3) Since God gives blessings to those who read about the end of time, I am confident God wants you to know how the story ends.
To make a very long story short, when the church age ends the Rapture will occur and take home every believer on the earth in the twinkling of an eye. There will be no death for this group of people. After the Rapture, there will be seven years of tribulation on the earth. During this time, the Jews will realize that Jesus is the Messiah.
After the seven years, Christ will come back and place his feet on the Mount of Olives. When he does, he will set up his kingdom in Jerusalem. This kingdom will have 1,000 years of peace. During this time, Satan will be chained in Hell, but after 1,000 years he will be released.
When Satan is released, he will deceive many who were born during this time. They will have one final rebellion against God, and God will destroy them and Satan with fire from Heaven. After this rebellion, everyone who didn’t put their trust in Christ will be judged.
Once this is done, God will create a new heaven and new earth. There will be no more death, sorrows, crying, or pain. No more goodbyes will ever be said, and we will be in the presence of God for all eternity. What a day that will be!
We know the ending. We win! However, it is a terrible ending for many, so we need to urgently share the gospel to all the lost.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.