THE AGE TO COME.....
THAT PHRASE WAS USED BY BOTH JESUS AND PAUL, TO MENTION INDEED THE AGE TO COME, AN AGE [TIME PERIOD] THAT IS YET TO COME, AT THE END OF THIS AGE OF SATAN AND MAN.
THIS AGE IS CLEARLY NOT THE AGE WHEN GOD IS RULING ALL NATIONS. SHOULD NOT TAKE YOU LONG TO LOOK AROUND, WATCH THE NEWS FOR A WEEK OR SO, SEE WHAT IS GOING ON IN GOVERNMENTS, TO REALIZE THERE IS MUCH SATANIC DECEPTION AND THE WAYS OF MAN, THAT HE THINKS ARE GOOD AND RIGHT, WITHOUT LOOKING TO SEE WHAT GOD DECLARES GOOD AND RIGHT.
THE WORLD IS MESSED UP BOTH PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. THE LAST NATION IN THE WEST TO HOLD OUT AGAINST "SAME SEX MARRIAGE" HAS IN THESE LAST FEW YEARS UNDER OBAMA, CAVED IN. WELL NOT SURPRISING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN POWER, IS NOT, AND NEVER HAS BEEN "RELIGIOUS" TO ANY DEGREE, THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN BASICALLY UN-RELIGIOUS.
WELL ENOUGH ABOUT THE SECULAR WORLD.
THIS FEAST OF TABERNACLES IS 6TH OF THE 7 GREAT FEASTS OF THE LORD....ALL RECORDED IN LEVITICUS 23.
IT IS A FEAST THAT REMINDS US WE ARE PILGRIMS ON THIS EARTH, LOOKING FOR A BETTER AGE, A BETTER EARTH, A BETTER HOME, THAT IS FROM GOD.
YES, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE HAVE BEEN PROMISED A GLORIOUS NEW AGE TO COME, THAT WILL BE RULED BY GOD IN THE FORM OF OF JESUS CHRIST!
YES, JESUS IS TO RETURN TO THIS EARTH; IT IS SO TAUGHT IN DOZENS OF PASSAGES IN THE BIBLE. HE WILL RETURN AS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, TO RULE ALL NATIONS WITH THE WAYS AND THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD. THE BIBLE WILL BE THE CONSTITUTION OF ALL NATIONS. LIVING BY EVERY WORD OF GOD, WILL BE THE NORM IN THAT AGE. KEEPING THE WEEKLY 7TH DAY SABBATH WILL BE THE NORM IN THAT AGE. OBSERVING THE FEASTS OF THE LORD WILL BE THE NORM IN THAT AGE.
TRUE GODLY SEXUALITY [INVENTED AND ESTABLISHED BY GOD] WILL BE THE NORM IN THAT AGE. MARRIAGE ONLY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN WILL BE THE NORM IN THAT AGE. THE SACREDNESS OF HUMAN LIFE [HUMAN LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION, WHEN THE SEED FERTILIZES THE EGG] WILL BE TAUGHT - ABORTION ON DEMAND WILL BE CAST AWAY IN THAT AGE.
AH YES SOME OF THE WONDERFUL SCRIPTURES OF THE BIBLE, TALKING ABOUT THAT AGE:
"FOR I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES, AND THAT HE SHALL STAND AT THE LATTER DAYS UPON THE EARTH. AND [QUOTING NOW FROM THE MARGIN] AFTER I SHALL AWAKE. THOUGH THIS BODY BE DESTROYED, YET OUT OF MY FLESH SHALL I SEE GOD" (Job 19: 25, 26).
"But man dies, and wastes away, yes, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?....So man lies down, and rises not, till the heavens be no more; they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep....If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will i wait, till NY CHANGE come. You will call, and i will answer you; you will have a desire to the work of your hands" (Job 14:10-15).
THERE IS THE RESURRECTION OF THE SAINTS, AS ALSO SPOKEN ABOUT BY PAUL IN HIS RESURRECTION CHAPTER 15, OF THE FIRST BOOK OF CORINTHIANS.
JESUS WILL RETURN AND THE RESURRECTION AND INSTANT CHANGE [OF THE LIVING] THE SAINTS, THE CHILDREN OF GOD, WILL HAPPEN
AS FORETOLD BY JOB.
"Behold the day of the Lord comes....And I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle [Revelation 16].....then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations....and His feet shall stand in THAT DAY, upon the Mount of Olives.....And the Lord my God SHALL COME, and all the saints with Him....But it shall be one day, which shall be known to the Lord....And the Lord shall be King over all the EARTH: in that day there shall be one Lord, and His name ONE" (Zechariah 14: 1-9).
DOES SOME OF THIS REMIND YOU OF JESUS COMING AND THE RESURRECTION OF SAINTS TAKING PLACE [latter part of Matthew 24]? DOES IT REMIND YOU OF THAT ONE DAY ONLY GOD THE FATHER KNOWS, AS JESUS SAID? DOES THE LORD WINNING THE DAY REMIND YOU OF REVELATION 19?
"AND it shall come to pass that that everyone that is left of all the nations which come up against Jerusalem, SHALL EVEN GO UP FROM YEAR TO YEAR TO YEAR TO WORSHIP THE KING, AND TO KEEP THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES" (verse 16).
The Lord's Future Reign
This is another vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
In the last days, the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem will become the most important place on earth. People from all over the world will go there to worship. Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Temple of the God of Israel. There he will teach us his ways, so that we may obey him." For in those days the Lord's teaching and his word will go out from Jerusalem. The Lord will settle international disputes. All the nations will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. All wars will stop, and military training will come to an end. Come, people of Israel, let us walk in the light of the Lord!
AH YES NO MORE WAR OR LEARNING HOW TO DO IT. PEOPLE WANTING TO LEARN THE WAYS AND COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.
1 Out of the stump of David's family will grow a shoot—yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. 2 And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3 He will delight in obeying the Lord. He will never judge by appearance, false evidence, or hearsay. 4 He will defend the poor and the exploited. He will rule against the wicked and destroy them with the breath of his mouth. 5 He will be clothed with fairness and truth. 6 In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard and the goat will be at peace. Calves and yearlings will be safe among lions, and a little child will lead them all. 7 The cattle will graze among bears. Cubs and calves will lie down together. And lions will eat grass as the livestock do. 8 Babies will crawl safely among poisonous snakes. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes and pull it out unharmed .9 Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain. And as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord. 10 In that day the heir to David's throne will be a banner of salvation to all the world. The nations will rally to him, for the land where he lives will be a glorious place.
I PREFER THE KJV FOR VERSE 9 "THEY SHALL NOT HURT OR DESTROY IN ALL MY HOLY MOUNTAIN: FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD, AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA."
1 Even the wilderness will rejoice in those days. The desert will blossom with flowers. 2 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel's pastures and the plain of Sharon. There the Lord will display his glory, the splendor of our God. 3 With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. 4 Say to those who are afraid, "Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you." 5 And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind and unstop the ears of the deaf. 6 The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will shout and sing! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the desert. 7 The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land. Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish where desert jackals once lived. 8 And a main road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of Holiness. Evil-hearted people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God's ways; fools will never walk there. 9 Lions will not lurk along its course, and there will be no other dangers. Only the redeemed will follow it. 10 Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return to Jerusalem, singing songs of everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be overcome with joy and gladness.
17 "Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth—so wonderful that no one will even think about the old ones anymore. 18 Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation! And look! I will create Jerusalem as a place of happiness. Her people will be a source of joy. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and delight in my people. And the sound of weeping and crying will be heard no more. 20 No longer will babies die when only a few days old. No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life. No longer will people be considered old at one hundred! Only sinners will die that young! 21 In those days, people will live in the houses they build and eat the fruit of their own vineyards. 22 It will not be like the past, when invaders took the houses and confiscated the vineyards. For my people will live as long as trees and will have time to enjoy their hard-won gains. 23 They will not work in vain, and their children will not be doomed to misfortune. For they are people blessed by the Lord, and their children, too, will be blessed. 24 I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking to me about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! 25 The wolf and lamb will feed together. The lion will eat straw like the ox. Poisonous snakes will strike no more. In those days, no one will be hurt or destroyed on my holy mountain. I, the Lord, have spoken!"
OH WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS; THIS IS ONLY A SMALL SAMPLE OF ALL THE PROPHECIES ABOUT THE AGE TO COME. WHEN YOU ARE SORROWFUL ABOUT THIS WORLD, ALL THE TROUBLES, ALL THE PAINS, ALL THE SORROW, ALL THE HURT, THE KILLING, THE WARS, THE WOES THAT REFUGEES HAVE TO ENDURE, THE SICKNESSES, THE UNTIMELY DEATHS, ALL THE CHILDREN IN "SICK KIDS HOSPITALS" AND WHATEVER ELSE IS OF A BAD REPORT, GO TO SOME OF THE VERSES I'VE GIVEN YOU ABOVE; READS THEM SLOWLY, MEDITATE ON THEM, BELIEVE THEM FOR THEY ARE THE TRUTH…..ONE DAY IT WILL ALL HAPPEN AS IT IS WRITTEN - REJOICE, AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE !!