5. Future

Future part 5.pdf

Why Christians have a fervent desire for the promised future
NKJV (John 3:16) 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
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In the previous article we talked about the judgment and the Millennial Kingdom, the New Jerusalem that will descend and the New Temple that will be built.
Jerusalem will become the center of the world, the center of worship.
Joyful, peaceful and happy times await us, but first we have to endure the current period in faithfulness. The pressure on Christians will become considerably higher.

Our Christian youth in particular must be protected because we see the power of the (demonic) influence increasing;
Outside the Christian family – at the schools – our Christian youth are pressured with a mandatory visit and ritual acts in mosques.
The internet entertainment industry and social media occupy many young people completely.
State schools in Scotland ‘will be required’ to teach pupils about the history of LGBTI equalities and movements (LGBTI = Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex).
There will be no exemptions or opt-outs to the ‘gender-neutral’ policy. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/nov/09/scotland-first-country-approve-lgbti-school-lessons
The latter is clearly ‘Frankfurter Schule’ influence with their ‘critical theory’, by having criticism on every alleged repression or discrimination, rightly or wrongly.
Especially Christian principles and interests are undermined.
Because of this, from 1960, the sexual revolution came into being as an answer to stand up against the Christian monogamous way of life, to ‘liberate’ themselves from sexual oppression.
Christians accept all people, even if they have different feelings (Luke 6: 31-32).
But by this kind of ‘required’ education, Christian principles are violated:

NKJV (Matthew 19: 5-6) 5…… For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.

Christianity is based on justice and mercy.
Christians have voluntary love for their neighbors, out of their hearts, but do not love the wicked behavior of this world:

NKJV (1John 2: 15-16) 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world.

The theme of this article is the final attack, the total destruction of Satan with his angels and the everlasting blessings and peace on the new earth.

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4. Future

Future part 4.pdf

Why Christians have a fervent desire for the promised future
NKJV (John 3:16) 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
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In the previous article we talked about the persecution of the Christians, the new heaven and the new earth and why it is logical that the great multitude will be included in heaven.

Every (living) eye will see the sign of Jesus in heaven;

NKJV (Revelation 1: 7) 7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him.

John writes that those who pierced Him will see Him, those are the descendants of the royal house of David, the Jewish community:

NKJV (Zechariah 12:10) 10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him…..

Although a Roman soldier has pierced Jesus (John 19:34), it is written in Acts 2:23 and 5:30 that the religious Jewish leaders were responsible for Jesus death. During Jesus’ second coming, the Jewish community will also witness the sign, while they have not discerned the coming of the Messiah and the signs in His days. (Matt. 16: 3)

The theme of this article is the millennial kingdom, the New Jerusalem that will descend and the new temple that will be built.

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3. Future

Future part 3.pdf

Why Christians have a fervent desire for the promised future
NKJV (John 3:16) 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
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In the previous article we talked about opening the scroll with the 7 seals, the two witnesses prophecy, the times of the Gentiles, the New Jerusalem born as a child and the rapture in heaven of the prophets and the 144,000 saints.

Again a brief summary of God’s torments:
– The opening of the seven seals (see Rev. 6: 1-17, 8: 1-5)
Rev. 8: 6 The opening of the 7th seal includes – the blowing of the seven trumpets
– The blowing of the seven trumpets (see Rev. 8: 7-9: 21, 11: 15-19)
Rev. 16: 1 The blowing of the 7th trumpet includes – pouring out the seven bowls of wrath
– The pouring out of the seven bowls of wrath (see Rev. 16: 2-21)

There remained the question of why the great multitude will also receive a heavenly resurrection.

The theme of this article is the persecution of Christians, the new heaven and the new earth and why it is logical that the great multitude will be included in heaven.

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