It is difficult for our
finite minds to comprehend eternity, but before the
creation of the Earth God already existed and He will
continue to exist after the end of time on Earth. When
Christ comes again everyone will face his Creator, the
Almighty God, to give an account of his actions while on
How great it will be to have Christ, our Advocate, beside
us on that day. He will speak up on behalf of His obedient,
faithful disciples because: "We were therefore buried with
him through baptism into death in order that, just as
Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the
Father, we too may live a new life." (Romans 6:4) Then God
will welcome us into His presence. We will be so overjoyed
that we will sing His praises and give thanks forever.
Christ died so we could live in Heaven where there will be
no fear, no sorrow, no pain, no weeping and no darkness,
but only love, peace, truth and righteousness, forever and
ever without end.
There is another group of people. They are those who will
not have that advocate on their side. What about them? They
lived in rebellion satisfying their human desires refusing
to obey or even acknowledge the presence of Almighty God.
"But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant
heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the
day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be
revealed. God 'will give to each person according to what
he has done'. To those who by persistence in doing good,
seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal
life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the
truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There
will be trouble and distress for every human being who does
evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory,
honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the
Jew, then for the Gentile." (Romans 2:5-10)
"But now he (Jesus) has appeared once for all at the end of
the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face
judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the
sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not
to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are
waiting for him." (Hebrews 9:26b-28)
What Will Happen At The End Of Time
Let the Word of God tell us in passages that deal with the
Second Coming of Jesus.
1. The Lord will appear [a spectacular thing]
"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a
loud command, and the voice of the archangel and with the
trumpet call of God..." (2 Thessalonians 4:16a). Every
human being living on the face of the earth, whenever that
day is, will hear that trumpet and our attention will be
suddenly captured on a moment's notice.
2. The dead will be raised
"The dead in Christ will be raised first." (2 Thessalonians
4:16b) That is corroborated in I Corinthians 15:52 "in a
flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For
the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised
imperishable." When Jesus comes again, the graves are going
to be emptied. all of those that we have known.
3. The living are going to be changed
"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep (i.e.
die), but we will all be changed - in a flash, in the
twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet
will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we
will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with
the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality." (1
These first three things are all going to happen
a) A trumpet will sound
b) The voice of the archangel
c) The dead will come out of the graves, and the living
at that time will be caught in the air with them, all
of humanity, from the beginning of time.
4. A Great Separation-Judgment
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels
with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All
the nations will be gathered before him, and he will
separate the people one from another as a shepherd
separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep
[the righteous] on his right hand and the goats [the
wicked] on his left." (Matthew 25:31)
5. Inheritance for the Righteous
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you
who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the
kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world."
6. Sentence Pronounced on the Disobedient
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me,
you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the
devil and his angels." (Matthew 25:41)
John writes (having seen that revelation), "And I saw the
dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and the
books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the
book of life. The dead were judged according to what they
had done as recorded in the books." (Revelation 20:12)
7. The destruction of the earth
"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 in it will be laid
bare." (2 Peter 3:10)
[The heavens are a)Aerial - atmospheric heavens, as
"birds of heaven" or "clouds of heaven and b)Siderial -
the region of the "sun," "moon," and "stars]
Time on earth has ended. It is too late to accept God's
gift of salvation. Accept Him NOW as "Today is the day of
1. At the Judgment Day Christians have an advocate or
attorney, Christ, beside them to explain that His blood
through immersion into him [baptized into His death] has
washed away the stains of sin.
2. Satan, that rebellious angel, stands ready to welcome
all rebellious ones who refused Christ's invitation.
3. Man created in God's image is without excuse as God's
eternal power and deity are clearly perceived in things God
4. When Jesus returns at the end of time on earth He will
send angels to remove from his Kingdom evildoers and throw
them into the furnace of fire.
5. The furnace of fire or Eternal fire was prepared for the
Devil and his angels.