It shall come to pass in the latter days…  they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. —Micah 4:1, 3

The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.” —Revelation 18:18

            Oh, joy of joys and delights of delights because there is a day coming in the latter days when instead of war there will be a focus on growing crops and caring for trees.  Conflict will not exist and there will be no need to study and plan war tactics anymore.  What a glorious day that will be! 

There has been so much conflict and war through the centuries.  It is estimated that 150,000,000 to 1,000,000,000 people have died in wars throughout history.   Think of that and yet there is still coming a time when 2 billion people (if judgment were to come today) on this planet will die (Revelation 6:8).  Then there will be another third of mankind that will be killed after that.  Another 2 billion people (if judgment were to come today) would die.  That would be half of today’s population of the world if these events were to take place today!

            But then the White Throne judgment will take place where the lost will be finally judged for their rejection of Jesus, seen by the way they lived and cast into the Lake of Fire.  Oh, let us warn those around us!  Let us tell them of the good news of Jesus, the way to have a relationship with God through Him and the way to escape the wrath to come.

            The servants, prophets, saints and those who fear His Name will then be rewarded.  This takes place at the Judgment Seat of Christ (II Corinthians 5:10).  Praise God that there is no condemnation there.  Jesus already took the condemnation at the cross for us who have called on His Name and we are saved from it (Romans 8:1; 10:13)  But there will be a recognition of how we serve our Lord and people.  There will also be loss of reward for unfaithfulness.  Oh, let us seek to honor our Lord and be faithful.  Yes, Dear Father, may this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  Yes, may we live to hear those words— “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

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