In the last couple of blogs, we saw that the rapture happens and then the return of Jesus Christ to the earth several years later. One of the things that seeming indicates His soon return to earth will be the establishment of a one world government ruled by one person. Much of humanity believes that government is our answer to the problems of the world. Dr. Renald Showers aptly states in his book, The Most High God, “Ironically, the more man tries to establish Utopia through self-rule the more his situation worsens. Instead of ruling the world in an orderly, meaningful way, he brings disorder, instability, and chaos. He is haunted by the prospect of death and the fear that life has no ultimate purpose or meaning.”
Things appear to be aligning for this future conflict of two competing world kingdoms on earth. One has meaning and purpose; and one doesn’t. Neither can exist at the same time. One will be ruled by a ruthless dictator, commonly known as the antichrist. The other will be ruled by the King of kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. Obviously, Jesus wins.
The Government of Jesus vs. The Government of Antichrist
|Jesus government will never end. (Is. 9:7)||Antichrist’s government will be destroyed. (Dan. 2:44)|
|He will rule with justice and righteousness in the earth. (Jer. 23:6)||He will execute wickedness in the earth. (Rev. 13:5-6)|
|He brings real peace to earth. (Is. 9:6)||He shall bring false peace. (Dan. 9:27; Rev. 13:7; 19:19)|
|He shall act wisely. (Jer. 23:5)||His wisdom will be earthly, sensual, and demonic. (James 3:15; II Thess. 2:9, 10)|
|He will make a covenant of peace with Israel resulting in their security. (Ez. 34:25-30)||He will make a peace covenant with Israel resulting in their near annihilation. (Dan. 9:27, 12:1; Zech. 13:8-14:2)|
|He will regather Jewish people back to Israel where they will prosper. (Matt. 24:31; Is. 11:11; Ez. 36:29-38)||He will persecute the Jewish people and many will flee Jerusalem and Israel. (Rev. 12:13, -17; Matt. 24:15-21)|
Since the beginning of creation, people have been aligning with one kingdom or the other. Those who have by faith decided to believe on the Lord for salvation will be part of His future kingdom on earth. They will be with Him as He reigns on the earth for one thousand years. Afterward He will make a new heaven and new earth.
The Antichrist’s Kingdom
The antichrist’s kingdom will last for a short time, about seven years. It will be destroyed and he will be cast into the Lake of Fire with the false prophet and those who received the mark, his followers. In addition, those in Hades and the devil will also be cast into the Lake of Fire with them. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10, 14)
A Choice to be made
Whose government do you want to be a part of? When you add it all up, the choice doesn’t seem that difficult. Everlasting life and peace comes with the decision to trust God’s way (John 3:16; 14:6). Everlasting death and destruction comes with the decision not to. The ‘Golden Age’ will truly be when Jesus returns to rule and reign on earth!
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