Darkness Must Come Before The Dawn
"The wilderness and the wasteland
shall be glad for them, and the desert
shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;
it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice,
even with joy and singing."
After the devastation of the last seven years of this age, Jesus Christ the Messiah will return to this sorry world and he will restore it as it was in the days before the curse that came upon it because of the sin of Adam. During the reign of the Messiah, Satan will no longer be here and life on this earth will return to the beauty and glory of what it was created to be.
"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the dumb sing;
for waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert."
After the horrors of the great 7-year Tribulation, Satan will be cast out and human beings will enjoy life without the one who constantly fomented hatreds and envies and wars and terror and all manner of evil. Instead of crying there shall be singing, instead of despair there will be everlasting joy. There shall be no more sorrow, not even sighing. Oh what a world it will be when all is returned to the way it was created to be in the beginning.
But before that day can come, the time of devastation must come first. The judgment of God will fall on an unrepentant and Christ-rejecting world. It will take them by surprise, much as the flood of Noah did in his day. Jesus said that the last 7-year period will be worse than anything that the earth has ever experienced or ever will again. There will be no more "restrainer" (2nd Thessalonians 2:7) to hold back the full expression of rebellion against God, and mankind will reap the consequences of their defiance. The earth will be purged of all that is evil. Kings and presidents and prime ministers, the rich and the famous, will share the same judgments as all in that time, while seeking to hide in caves trying unsuccessfully to escape the wrath of God.
"And the kings of the earth, the great men,
the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men,
every slave and every free man, hid themselves
in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
and said to the mountains and rocks,
'Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him
who sits on the Throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
For the great day of his wrath has come,
and who is able to stand?'”
There is still time for anyone who can receive this message - you can still be saved and enabled to escape those days soon to come upon the earth, for the Lord will remove his believers before the 7-year period of the wrath of God begins. He will remove them in an event commonly called "the Rapture."
"For the Lord himself will descend from heaven
with a shout, with the voice of an archangel,
and with the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
The prophesied signs of the approach of that day are all present, all is lined up exactly as foretold in the Word of God. Nations who were not allied are now all allied as was prophesied they would be. Who would ever have believed that Russia, (Gog) Iran, (Persia) and Turkey (Togarmah) would become allies as was prophesied? Yet today, incredibly, they are!
It could begin tomorrow. Surrender your life therefore to the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. Then you will be spared when the great day of his wrath falls upon the earth. Don't take a chance and put it off, waste no time and get yourself right with God while salvation is being freely offered. The door is soon to close.
Jesus told us to PRAY to be included in that number who will escape:
"Watch therefore, and pray always
that you may be counted worthy
TO ESCAPE all these things that will come to pass,
and to stand before the Son of Man.”