It’s a strange thought that all of history will someday come to an end. We like normal. We are a people of routine and anything out of routine is unsettling. History, as we know it since Creation, is coming to an end. God will intervene as He has done before and bring this chapter to a close and usher in a new chapter. The next event on the prophetic calendar is the Rapture of the church. This event will then set into motion a series of judgments unlike anything the world has ever seen. This 7-year period of Tribulation will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon, a gathering of global forces against the Jews. Following this battle, Jesus taught there will be a separation of two groups, the sheep and the goats. These animals represent non-Jewish people the world over. The righteous Gentiles, that is, those who have come to saving faith in Christ, are called the sheep. They will be rewarded for their faith and treatment of God's people by entering into the Millennial Kingdom.
The unrighteous Gentiles, those who rejected Christ and persecuted His people in the Tribulation are called the goats. Their fate is doomed to the eternal Lake of Fire. The big principle here is this - we are all accountable to the Lord for what we do with His truth and His people.
God knows that in order for man to endure the present stress he has to have a future hope. And so throughout the whole Bible, God presents to man a great hope, an eternal hope, a hope in the future, a hope beyond all other hopes that gives to us a rich full meaning to life. That hope is found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ. "Everyone who is found written in the book of life will be rescued” (Daniel 12:1). Your name might never be written in lights. There may never be a movie about your life. The Christian world may never know that you’ve come and gone or what you have done for the glory of Christ but the truth is, God will never forget what you have done for Him. Press On! Pastor Brian Richard