When Will the World End?
As Christ sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples asked Him the above question. The answer to this question can be found in Matthew Chapter 24.
Please remember that the Bible is not to be interpreted (1 Peter 1:20). It is what it is and can only be understood by the believers, as it is spiritually discerned (1 Cor. 2:14). Please read the article 'Repent' posted on this website and what mankind must do to be able to understand the Bible.
Let us first put an end to the myth about the end of the world and unequivocally state that the world will not end. It will most certainly change as explained in the chapter 'The Mystery of God Revealed' of the book 'A World Deceived'. The article is also posted on this website.
Isaiah 9:7. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth ever for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 45:17. But Israel (the Body of Christ and His Church) shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Luke 1:33. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob (His Church) for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Where the Bible speaks of the end, it speaks of the current state of this present world. Again, it will change but it will not end. As explained in other articles, God's creation has evolved for billions of years (please review the article on 'Creation' listed on this website).
Most people of this world are confused about the use of the word evolution. We are not speaking about evolution as a form of creation but as a form of development, growth and advancement. We are speaking of God's Creation, who has created all things in heaven and on earth.
He is not only the Creator and the author of all things, but everything that has taken place, has all been part of His plan to defeat Satan (Revelation 20:7-10) and to eventually set up His everlasting Kingdom.
This is the reason the believers continue to pray: Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).
Not only is the earth God's footstool, but He even made His enemies his footstool (Matthew 22:44; Hebrews 10:13). While this whole world lieth in wickedness (1 John 5:19), let there be no doubt that nothing is permitted in heaven and on earth without God's permission.
While on the Mount of Olives, Christ warned his disciples two thousand years ago about the false prophets that would deceive many (Matthew 24:11), and he warned them also that if it were possible, they would deceive even the very elect (Matthew 24:24).
We are at a time in history that God's judgment will show that our message of repentance is the only true message and the only hope of salvation for mankind.
God will also reveal that this whole world has been deceived through the religions of this world, as it was written two thousand years ago in Revelation 12:9.
It didn't say a small number of people would be deceived, or a particular religion, but rather it spoke of the 'whole' world. Through the book 'A World Deceived' we have attempted to show mankind 'who' and 'how' this whole world has been deceived.
Besides religion, the other strongholds of Satan's kingdom are the medical profession, the business community, including the media and the legal profession, and sports and entertainment. Be assured that the sons of God have come for the pulling down of strongholds (Matthew 10:26-28; 2 Cor. 10:4).
For twenty four years, our Ministry of Christ and His Gospel has explained that this present world is Satan's Kingdom (Matthew 12:25,26; Luke 4:6; 11:18; John 12:31; 14:30; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2:2), and that all things therein belong to him including every man, woman and child.
We have explained how mankind can be reunited with the true and living God, through a process of reconciliation and repentance: to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18). We have explained in another article, who God is and who Satan is.
We have also explained how this whole world has been deceived (Rev. 12:9) and how through the religions of this world, Satan has transformed himself into an apostle of Christ (2 Cor. 11:13-15) and has people believing that they are children of God, while in truth they are children of the devil (their natural spirit) and under the power of sin (John 8:43-45).
In the article 'Victory over Sin' we explain how mankind can have victory over sin and overcome the principalities and powers of this world.
The spirit of this world (Satan) has copied everything Christ and the apostles preached two thousand years ago. Mankind, in his sinful state and being separated from God, even uses the Bible for his own purpose.
Most words modern religion uses, e.g. church, ministry, evangelist, Father, Christ, Body of Christ, etc., etc. were in fact stolen from the Bible (John 10:1) as they all service unto them which by nature are no gods (Gal. 4:8).
When God chose the Israelites and took them out of bondage in 1,320 BC, the number of adults over twenty years of age who left Egypt, is stated in Exodus 12:37 at about six hundred thousand.
Allowing the normal proportion of children to such a host, we may infer that the total number was probably between one to two millions. Of these, only two - Joshua and Caleb - were left of the adults who crossed the Red Sea. With these exceptions, the entire adult generation died in the wilderness.
God is no respecter of persons as God judges all of mankind according to their work (1 Peter 1:17). Two thousand years after God came into this world in the name of Jesus Christ and set an example for all the believers to follow, only few desire to believe in His message of repentance (Matthew 7:14).
As part of nature even trees and plants have more common sense as their leaves turn towards the first sign of light and most flowers close up at the first sign of darkness.
Mankind in turn prefers darkness over light (John 3:19) and continues to take pleasure in following after those that have turned the truth into a lie (Romans 1:25).
They still prefer to listen to all those who claim to preach the gospel of Christ, but who in truth spread a false gospel. They speak about the end of this world (e.g. Jack Van Impe), and bring fear into the hearts of people to swell their own bank accounts, by getting people to purchase videos, books and other materials that speak about a false Christ, and the end of times that cannot bring salvation.
There are many others who use the pitiful plight of the starving masses in the world, or diseases like Cancer and AIDS, to swell their own coffers.
Mankind still believes that the stock market is the leading indicator and barometer of the state of the world, but a study of the history of the stock market, which can be traced back to over 200 years, will show that it was designed and developed to make the rich 'richer'.
When the stock market is up, everybody thinks that all must be well with the world, and it is only when the stock market is in a declining mode, mankind starts to take notice that something may not be quite right.
Billions, and in the future, trillions of dollars of tax-payers money will now be handed out to assist and protect the Banks, Stockholders and Business Owners and Executives, whose greed caused the problems in the first place.
It is unfortunate that mankind does not want to acknowledge or accept that this present world is spiritually bankrupt and separated from God.
This present world would have revolved and functioned a lot more effectively without a stock market, and thanks be to God, once Christ returns as King and ruler of this world, there will no longer be a stock market and money and greed will no longer motivate and inspire mankind.
Some reports in the media lately, are even predicting of a revolt in the streets as ordinary people (tax-payers) are learning of the deceptions that are beyond their control, and that are abound everywhere throughout the land.
They realize that it is their money that is now being used to bail out the rich, and that there may be severe consequences for generations to come.
This morning, I decided to watch the highlights of President Obama's speech to the Congress and see for myself how the spirit of this world had deceived the people, and what some of the media even referred to as an oratory and spectacle of great swelling words without solutions.
And this is what it was - it was theatre at its finest. The newly appointed President does not know what spirit he serves and that we live in a time of history that God's judgment will prevail.
When he spoke of the people that inspired his country, he does not know that these people were never inspired by the Spirit of God, and when he referred to the spirit of America, he does not know what spirit is keeping his country and the whole world in bondage, and that the American Dream was built on the wrong foundation and not Christ (Ps. 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 21:42; 25:34; Luke 11:50; Acts 4:11; Romans 9:33; 1 Cor. 3:11; Eph. 1:4; 2:20; 1 Peter 1:20; Rev. 17:8).
Please remember that we have great compassion on the new President and the people of this world, but our sorrow is not of the world but rather a godly compassion that works repentance to salvation (2 Cor. 7:8-10).
I have addressed all of these issues and other deceptions in my recent communications with him. We encourage you to read the article 'Barack Obama - President of the United States of America' and all of the other pages and articles listed on this website, in the hope that you will come to understand our message of repentance.
The words that Christ spoke to the disciples on the Mount of Olives, when they asked him about the end of the world, speak for themselves, and let me reiterate once again of that day and hour no man knows, no, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only (Matthew 24:36).
One thing is certain, when the Son of man returns, it will be like the days of Noah when only one person paid attention to God's warnings and instructions (Matthew 24:37).
Most of Christ's words that are recorded in Matthew Chapter 24 and 25, which he spoke in parables, clarify one important thing about God's judgment, that mankind needs to repent, and unless people come to the acknowledging of the truth, they will die in their sin without any hope of salvation.
If you are unable to understand our message, and if the things we speak of continue to be a stumbling block, we suggest you read John 8:43-45. Let us remind you that this is the same reason we call all of mankind to repentance.
God has given us a clear vision what the abomination of desolation is spoken of by Daniel the prophet and repeated by Christ in Matthew 24:15, when he confirms that there will be a time when the believers will see it standing in the holy place.
The article 'The Abomination of Desolation' is listed on this website and describes the false sacrifices that are an abomination in God's eyes, but it does not explain the details of the actual event spoken of in Matthew 24:15.
We will reveal this very important revelation at a later date, and it will be posted on this website on the Recent Revelations page.
Now there are other religions that talk about a so-called prophet who will return at the end of times, and as part of their doctrine they truly believe that their God will bring about a saviour (Al-Mahdi) before the end of time, to establish a global domination over other religions.
This proves that the spirit of this world has even copied the return of Christ, which is the hope of every believer and without a resurrection, the faith of all the believers in Christ would be all in vain (1 Cor.15:14-17).
But as we have stated before and say to all the rulers and the people of this world again, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom the people of this world crucified and whom God raised from the dead, that there is no salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby mankind can be saved (Acts 4:10-12).
As we have written before in this article: God has power over all things in heaven and on earth. God does not dwell in temples made with hands (Acts 7:48; 17:24), but He dwells in the hearts and minds of every believer, referred to as the Holy Ghost, a transformation made possible through the baptism of repentance (Mark 1:4).
All those that belong to God since the days of Adam and Eve, did not die but are asleep in Christ till He comes back, when they will rise with Him to rule for a thousand years (Revelation 20:4).
In the days before Christ, the resurrection of the body was foretold by Job, Isaiah, Ezekiel's vision of the valley of the dry bones, the prophet Daniel and was eventually proclaimed by Christ and preached by the apostles.
The resurrection of Christ was not the only proof of a resurrection of the body. Many people were raised from the dead by Christ and the apostles (Matthew 10:8; 11:5; Luke 7:5). There were also Jonah, Lazarus and when Christ died, graves were opened and many bodies of the saints (believers) which slept, arose (Matthew 27:52).
As mentioned before in this article, when Christ instructed his disciples about his return, he warned them that there would arise false Christs and false prophets, and they would show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect (Matthew 24:24).
These are normally people that come to you with great swelling words and they are in all cases religious or political leaders who can get people to believe whatever they say.
People do not treat them like leaders but more like entertainers and celebrities. They fill whole stadiums, especially during times of trouble and hardship, when people are most vulnerable and they look for anything that has a positive spin to their otherwise misleading messages.
Throughout the course of history, there is a long list of individuals who this world raised up but who eventually proved to be the cause of the real dark pages of this world's recorded history.
The only way for mankind to know the difference and to come to the acknowledging of the truth, is through repentance and to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan (whose spirit mankind is under) unto God (Acts 26:18).
There is no other way. God is the only one that will reveal all things to those that seek Him in truth (John 6:45; 14:26).
So, present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:1,2).
For more information about the return of Christ and the fulfillment of God's mystery plan we encourage you to review and study the article the 'Mystery of God Revealed' listed on this website.