The End of the World

The end of the world is upon us. No one knows that time or date. Matthew 24:

35Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. 36No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man 37As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark 39And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will it be at the coming of the Son of Man...
God has shown me that I will be on the earth, living, when Christ returns. Again, not knowing when that Day of Christ's return is. But we do know this, a day is to God like a 1000 years according to 2 Peter chapter 3:

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.[a]
This means, of course, that the Lord will return in His own time. Just a couple of days have passed since the early church!

The blessing I have that Christ will return in my lifetime is through the absolute Spirit blessing that comes from this thought. It is not, certainly, inspired lke the words written in the holy scriptures. But God has shown me other things. He showed me that I had Jewish in my background before I got my DNA test. He showed me by providence that he protected me from physical harm from two people in my life at very different times.

I have no reason to doubt the blessing any more than I had no reason to doubt the blessing about the Jewish DNA which explains why I could be saved when the Times of the Gentiles are fulfilled, ie, over. (Luke 21:24, Romans Chapter 11) I was raised by Scottish people, adopted at three months. I had no reason to believe I had Jewish DNA except that a young man in my first year of college said I looked like his Jewish friend. I was curious from that time going forward.

If I am reading the blessing incorrectly, then I may pass away before He returns. That would put me with Him immediately. But I don't believe I am reading it incorrectly. I want to experience the very end being caught up in the air. I hope it comes to pass that way. We can see 1 Thessolonians Chapter 4:

16For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise. 17After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.…
That letter by Paul was likely written early, circa 51 AD, while 2 Peter was written in the 60's AD. That means additional revelation was provided that it could be the imminent return of Christ was not yet going to happen. We can see the Lord has bee very patient, and certainly Jesus taught that Israel would have to be established as a sign of the end, not as the covenant in force, but as an important sign. This did not happen until 1948. I was born in 1949.

So, the end of the world will be by fire and fervent heat. It is not revealed that this is nuclear weapons upon the earth, with the Lord coming before the all out war. It likely must be the fire from God himself, melting the elements of this realm, not just the earth, as in a nuclear war, but also the heaven and the earth.

Since we are taught that people will think, Peace and Last, that it isn't a nuclear war, but rather the Lord's destruction visited upon the earth, in order to form a New Heaven and a New Earth. 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 speaks this way:

2For you are fully aware that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3While people are saying, “Peace and security,”destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief.…


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