I’m starting to see a lot more conservative pundits and influencers as of late, dismissing the blessed hope (Titus 2:13) as a form of defeatism or escapism. They so desperately want the world to go back to the way it was, and on a certain level, I can empathize with that sentiment. Nobody wants to live in an empire on the verge of collapse, and nobody said living in the last days would be easy. But the truth is, there is no going back. Those in power will never give up the “temporary” power that was granted to them in 2020. The level of acceptable authoritarianism (i.e., lockdowns, social distancing, masks, mandatory vaccines, etc.) by the general public was every bit as much a watershed a moment for globalists, as was the invention of the light bulb or the atomic bomb was for western civilization. There is simply no un-ringing that bell. Unfortunately, the new normal will be a world increasingly destabilized until one of two great resets happens.
The world’s version of the Great Reset will be the introduction to the global socialist utopia they think will fix the planet and cement their dominion. The Bible’s version of the great reset is the Rapture of the Church. Which will happen first, is anyone’s guess I suppose. However, we know the Church is removed from the earth before the Tribulation (i.e. Daniel’s 70th Week) and the fact we are already seeing everything lining up for what happens inside of the Tribulation means our deliverance is all the sooner.
The Rapture of the Church will happen according to Scripture and God’s perfect timing, regardless of who is sitting in the White House. This will all happen not because of how you or I interpret the Bible, but because this is what the Bible clearly says will happen. You don’t need a Th.D. from an esteemed seminary to know that the events in Revelation 4-22, have not happened yet. The only way to dismiss them as irrelevant to our day and age is to dismiss the Bible itself.
The days we are living in are dark, and getting darker…and that’s no easy day. However uncomfortable it is now, it is momentary. As wicked as it is now, there is a time coming, which will be so horrifying, we would never wish it upon our worst enemies. The strong delusion will ultimately manifest itself into the appearing of the man of sin, the Antichrist, but only after our Blessed Hope manifests into the appearing of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Therefore, if we do not have the hope of salvation rooted into the God-Man Christ Jesus, then we have nothing. Even more so, if we do not have our future invested in the promise of His soon coming, then our faith will be tested in this wicked day and many will turn away. For many, their hope will fade like the dying light of the day.
“And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” – Luke 18:7-8
After the Rapture, God the Father will authorize the Son to initiate a series of increasingly terrifying judgments unleashed upon the earth to deal with this wickedness. Wave after wave of death, destruction, and misery will wrack and ruin this planet until the oceans and waters become blood, the lights go out, and the heat becomes unbearable. Then the Father will send His Son to wage total war against His enemies and claim His long-awaited inheritance; the nations, the world, and the universe.
But first, our great reset.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
– 1 Corinthians 15:50-58
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