The table of contents includes:
THE COMING NEW KINGDOM AGE
REVELATION: BEASTS, SERPENT, SEALS, BOWLS, VIALS AND FALSE PROPHETS
THE NEW AGE IS A SPIRITUAL KINGDOM ON THE EARTH
FUTILITY: THE STATE OF OUR FALLEN WORLD
THE RAPTURE THEORY
JESUS FOCUS ON THE KINGDOM OF GOD
THE JEWS AND THE TEMPLE IN THE NEW KINGDOM AGE
TIME AND THE NEW KINGDOM AGE: THE TIME IS NOW
BE A CITIZEN OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
OTHER PREDICTIONS: THE END OF THE WORLD
Nostradamus, Mayan 2012, American Indians, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhism, Computers, Visionaries, Timewave, Christian, Kingdom
CONCLUSION: AUTHOR’S OBSERVATIONS
Most domsday prophets focus on the nagative aspects of the end-times whereas Christians should focus on the positive. Jesus said: "When you see these things coming to pass on the earth, look up your salvation draws nigh".
We are on the verge of a New Age, the Age of the Kingdom of God.
The so called “End of the World” is on everyone’s minds today. On the internet, television and the airwaves we are bombarded with graphic visions of the total destruction of the earth as we know it. Prophets and ancient civilization’s writings and hieroglyphs are used to foretell visions of destruction and annihilation of everything we hold dear. So-called prophets such as Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, and other self-proclaimed prognosticators (even Isaac Newton) are quoted widely as predictors of the end. Civilizations, such as the Mayans, the Hopi Indians, the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Jews, the Christians and countless others have their own interpretations of the end of days. Some go so far as to predict the exact day and hour of the end (Mayan 2012). So far each prior prediction has been proven wrong, and probably will be proven wrong in the future. Only God knows the day and hour.
Although these writings will use the Holy Bible as the source of most of its observations that does not mean this writing is simply more Christian dogma. Most Christian denominations and churches today do not know any more about the end of days than what is cryptically written in the Bible. This work is not about religion although it is about God, or a higher power, that actually does exist and exerts the only viable influence on matters pertaining to the earth, His creation. It is in finding this God that we find our salvation, and our protection in the coming days. This work, after extensive studies of many world religions, will choose to use the Bible as the most complete and accurate picture of this God with whom we have to deal.
Jesus Christ said: “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour” (Matthew 25:13, ISV). “Jesus said that no man knows the day or the hour of His coming” (Matthew 24:36), but He urges us to be ready for it. The greatest mistake we could make would be to state dogmatically that we know exactly how everything will fall into place as many, especially Christian believers do. Just before the outpouring of the Spirit recorded in Acts 2, the disciples asked the Lord if He would at that time restore the Kingdom to Israel. He answered by saying that it was “not for them to know the times or seasons which the Father had placed in His own hand” (Acts 1:6–7). Jesus could have known anything, but evidently there were some things that the Father willed Him not to know. Jesus did not know the hour of His return. Even the angels do not know. Then how can men dogmatic about predicting the hour or the way of the future. ? Let our only concern be that we are ready, that we walk on with God. This is the will of God: that our whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of the Lord. Let God sanctify us wholly and completely” (I Thessalonians 5:23) (quote Stevens, John Robert: This Week, Volume XI (1980). North Hollywood, CA. : Living Word Publications, 2007).
The Bible, a combination of Jewish and Christian writings, is the bestselling Book in the world and the most reliable when it pertains to spiritual matters. It contains keys on how to be prepared for the coming change which will come upon the earth. The Koran also incorporates some of these same predictions. Across humanity the majority of people accept the Bible as the most accurate Book as it pertains to the things of God. There are thousands of other literary works which bear on the same subject-there are thousands of theories of everything from alien interventions (UFO’s), cosmic collisions, solar flares, pole shifts and other events of epic proportions and speculations of every sort imaginable. Yet none of these are anything but theories originating from the mind of man and not from the ultimate source the Spirit of God. It makes sense that the creator would hide the truth about the time and manner of these events even from His Son Jesus because the truth is that there is no set time. God has left it to His prophets and men of God and mankind itself to create the will of God in the earth. We determine the outcome.
The ways of God (or His timetables if you wish) are past finding out. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor” (Romans 11:33-34). God’s thoughts and ways are higher than our ways. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Mankind, in all his perceived wisdom cannot know God, how He thinks or what He is going to do. “Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God” ((1 Corinthians 1:20-21).
The “wisdom” of this present age is foolishness to God. The Apostle Paul said: “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God!” (Corinthians 3:18-19).
Let us examine the wisdom of man for a minute. Man has concocted many theories about how life appeared and progressed on this planet. Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of the Species” is accepted human scientific theory in such matters. Darwin may explain how life evolved yet cannot explain how life appeared on earth in the first place. Where did this first living organism come from? Man, despite billions of dollars and millions of hours in research cannot even answer this basic question. Despite similar efforts he cannot create a living thing in any test tube in any laboratory on the earth. And yet he considers himself wise in all matters of what he calls “nature” not realizing, or willing to admit, that all life came and comes from God.
The same is true in his pursuit of knowledge of the universe and the origin thereof. The commonly accepted theory is that the universe erupted from an immeasurably small piece of matter and energy. However he has no idea, save speculation, where this piece of matter and energy came from in the first place. Recently an imminent cosmologist Stephen Hawking flatly stated that science had finally proved the non-existence of God (Science Channel, August 7, 2011). He reasoned that since there would have been no discernable time in the infinitesimal speck that began the universe that God would not have had the time to create the universe. Hawking chooses to ignore, or not understand, that God lives in eternity where there is no time at all. This is one more classic example of the fallibility of Human wisdom which God calls foolishness.
Yet the Bible clearly states in its very first verse: “In the beginning [of space and time] God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). It may have begun as scientists theorize, with a speck of matter and energy, but as to the origin of that speck they have no idea scientifically, refusing to accept that a superior being put it there. Science refuses to accept that God created the universe from nothing visible and will accept any theory that ignores this point. God has clearly said: “we understand that the worlds [ages] were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:3). Science is pursuing every avenue it can to avoid having to face the fact that God “did” create something out of nothing”.
Man prides himself as being on in the golden age of discovery in scientific realms. Yet it has been discovered that the majority (90-95%) of the universe is composed of matter and energy we can neither see nor measure accurately. Science has dubbed this “dark matter” and “dark energy” and has no idea what it is or how it works. Yet without it galaxies, stars, planets or life would never have formed as we know them.
Science is recently excitedly discovering that there may be more dimensions in creation than the three we can see and are used to. They spend untold billions of dollars on particle colliders to discover these extra dimensions and exotic particles of mass. Yet they ignore the dimension of the spirit realm where God lives and is not only an extra dimension it is “the” dimension” from which all matters of life on this lower plain originate. The Bible clearly spells out that “God is Spirit” (John 4:24). Why isn’t man concerned with finding out about this realm?
Man in all his wisdom has done nothing but brought the earth to a point where even common sense dictates that the civilization cannot continue in its present state. Every country in the world is on the brink of economic collapse. The problems of the current day are un-solvable by application of man’s wisdom. We stand on the brink of losing everything we have built because the earth can no longer contain us in this state.