THIS EARTH IS GOING TO HAVE A GOLDEN AGE—a time when there will be no war, no hatred, no hunger, and no poverty.
Hard to believe? Yes, but it’s true! This golden age will not be brought about by some action of the United Nations or by some new social program out of Washington. It will be brought about by the personal return of Jesus Christ.
Men have always dreamed of a perfect society, but they have never been able to produce it. Why? Because men are sinful and self-centered and rebellious against God; therefore, their plans have always failed and always will.
But God has a plan for this world, and His plan will not fail. His Son, Jesus Christ, is coming back to this earth to rule and to reign. He will bring in the earth’s golden age. Jesus, who has been taken into Heaven, will one day come back to the earth.
Jesus is coming again! He said so. He told His disciples, “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again…” (John 14:2-3).
This message was repeated at the time of His ascension (when He went back to Heaven). As His disciples stood watching Him ascend into the clouds, two angels stood by them and said, “Men of Galilee …why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into Heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into Heaven.” (Acts 1:11).
That is plain enough. “This same Jesus will come back in the same way you have seen him go.” Jesus is coming again!
What will happen when Jesus comes? The second coming of the Lord Jesus will be sudden and unexpected.
The Bible tells us that the second coming of Jesus will be in two parts: First, He will come for His believers; then, later on, He will return with His believers to set up His kingdom on earth.
The second coming of the Lord Jesus will be a sudden and unexpected event. The Bible says, “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.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
All believers who have died and those who are living when Jesus comes will be caught up together to meet Him in the air. Just think of it—not one Christian will be left on the face of the earth. The telephones will be jammed as those who are left (non-Christians) try to find out what happened to their Christian relatives. Students will be running through the halls looking for their Christian friends, but they will be gone.
That is a beautiful promise? Any Christian that is alive will be immediately taken to Heaven. We call this “The Rapture.” Don’t you want you, and all those that you love, to go to Heaven with Jesus when He comes? Only if you belong to Christ will you look forward to His coming with great joy. If not, you have nothing to look forward to except the sure judgments of God.
Will you be ready? You must come as a sinner to the Lord Jesus and receive Him as your Savior.
There is only one way you can be ready to stand before God. You must come as a sinner to the Lord Jesus and receive Him as your Savior. Why not do this right now? You have followed the crowd long enough. Come to Jesus and say, “Lord Jesus, I know I’m a sinner. Please forgive my sins and come into my heart. I do take You as my Savior right now.” Jesus will hear your prayer, and He will receive you. He said, “whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” (John 6:37 NIV).
WARNING: Don’t put it off. You don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. The Bible says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1).
Jesus is coming! No man knows the day nor the hour, but He is coming soon.
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