The End of the World

end-of-the-World-2012Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 1Cor. 15:24 

Clearly we are not in any danger of “the end” anytime soon.

Many goofy ideas of what the end will look like are dispelled it we just look at the Bible for ourselves. Messiah “destroying” every rule, authority and power really isn’t what most of us picture. Messiah the anarchist is not what the preachers teach.

Most of us think of the Return of the Lord as the beginning of a great time of peace and prosperity. Where no government or leader would dare oppose the King of Kings. This reads more like He will be taking out anyone who danes to try to rule others. However destroying every rule sounds a lot like the rod of iron passages.

“You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” Psa. 2:9 

. . . and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received power from my Father; Rev. 2:27

From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. Rev. 19:15 

I don’t think most of the people of this earth are going to see this as a great thing. Messiah’s return might look a lot like an alien invasion with the believers as some kind of 5th column. There are a lot of people who might not like having freedom imposed on them.

Or it could be completely different. As we are just speculating on what the prophecy might mean. When looking back at fulfilled prophecy the prophecy always seem far more spectacular then the  actual historical fulfillment e.g. the blood moon of Joel 2 is just the coming of the Holy Sprit in Acts 2.

So read though all these passages and see what Messiah reign is said by the Bible to be, and not what men speculate on.

Psalms 2

1 Corinthians 15:12-34

The Revelation 2:18-29

The Revelation 19:11-16