Everything I prophesied has come true,
and now I will prophesy again.
I will tell you the future before it happens.”
What does 2013 hold for us? What will life be like? Well based on God’s word I have some good news and some bad news. But after that I have really good news!
First, no matter what happens the sun will rise and set again. I am happy to say that based on Revelation 20:2-7, a giant meteor will not crash into the earth wiping out all life. Nuclear war will not destroy the planet. Earth will not go into a black hole or a super nova. Space aliens will not suck out our brains. Giant worms like the ones in the movie Tremors will not eat us alive. OK I’m getting carried away here. Point is no matter what happens today, the Earth with people living on it, will still be around for another 1000 years.
I use to worry a lot, about some things that might happen. I never worried about space aliens or giant worms though, just other things. When I was in the Coast Guard stationed in Alaska in the mid 1970s, I had classes on NBC warfare. (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) What ‘wonderful’ things the Soviet Union had in store for us. When you hear that the USA and the USSR together could wipe out everybody on earth; it gets scary. But then I read Revelation 20:2-7 and realized the end of the world would never happen in my life time.
Recently I heard that terrorist could launch an EM blast wiping out all the electronics in all of America, sending us into the dark ages. But I don’t believe it will happen either. Revelation 13:12, talks about the whole world worshiping the Beast. I can’t see that happening without the electronic media. So your video games and cell phones are safe.
Now for the bad news. In Matthew 24:7-12 Jesus said:
7) Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8) But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
9) “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. 10) And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. 11) And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 12) Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.
There is so much I could say here, and most of it is not good; but I won’t. Not yet anyway. So now let’s go to the really good news.
Many believe that those who follow Jesus (both Jews and non-Jews) will be gathered out of here before the Anti-Christ shows up. I hope they’re right. That would mean we would miss the very worst of what this world will go through. But it gets better. We will be with our Lord who died and rose for us. But there’s more. 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 says we get new bodies! But wait; there’s still more!
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”