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Human society is confused, distressed and in disarray. Some fear it is likely on the brink of disaster. The troubles individuals, families and nations experience seem to multiply each day. Many have no real hope of finding genuine peace, prosperity and security. Yet something marvelous and exciting will take place—but not through human strength or effort. The Eternal God offers you and all people this guarantee: He will bring about the most positive, fulfilling and magnificent future you could ever imagine!

With this sure promise on the horizon, Jesus Christ explained that, for the time being, distressing times will persist and even grow worse. He told His disciples that conditions on the earth just prior to His second coming will parallel those of the patriarch Noah’s era: “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:37 Matthew 24:37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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What occurred during that period? “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5 Genesis 6:5And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
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Further describing the age just prior to Christ’s return, the apostle Paul wrote: “There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good” (2 Timothy 3:1-3 2 Timothy 3:1-3 [1] This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. [2] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, [3] Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
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Rescuing a remnant of humanity

As the end of the age approaches, relationships between nations will grow exceedingly toxic and vindictive. This will lead to the most savage and devastating firestorm of war, violence and brutality the world has ever seen. It will be so horrible that unless Jesus Christ comes to earth to put an end to the escalating death and destruction, all men, women and children would perish (Matthew 24:9 Matthew 24:9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
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, Matthew 24:21-22 Matthew 24:21-22 [21] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. [22] And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
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; Matthew 24:29 Matthew 24:29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
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Besides physically rescuing a small remnant of humanity at that time, Christ will terminate the cruel, depraved influence of Satan the devil. This malicious being and his corrupt demon cohorts will be cast into an abyss where they can no longer corrupt human minds or incite hatred and violence (Revelation 20:1-3 Revelation 20:1-3 [1] And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. [2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, [3] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
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When Christ brings the warfare and destruction to an end, our planet will still lay in utter ruins. The devastation of civilization will be nearly total—the progress of generations virtually wiped out. If not for His timely and merciful intervention, humanity’s legacy would have amounted to absolutely nothing!

What is God’s blueprint for humankind from that point forward? Building literally on the ashes of a spent, shattered society, Jesus Christ will create an entirely new civilization and infrastructure. He will begin implementing His plan by first comforting and healing the bewildered and terrified survivors of the just-ended period of global catastrophe.

With the assistance of His newly resurrected, immortal saints, He will provide these beleaguered, pitiful individuals with immediate physical needs—including food, shelter, clothing, fresh water and medical care (Ezekiel 34:12-16 Ezekiel 34:12-16 [12] As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. [13] And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them on the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. [14] I will feed them in a good pasture, and on the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed on the mountains of Israel. [15] I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, said the Lord GOD. [16] I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
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; Matthew 6:11 Matthew 6:11Give us this day our daily bread.
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; Malachi 4:2 Malachi 4:2But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
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A divine, benevolent government and world peace

Jesus Christ will also help them understand that genuine peace has finally arrived and a new, divine, benevolent government will serve and support them (Revelation 11:18 Revelation 11:18And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward to your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth.
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; Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah 9:6For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
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; Jeremiah 33:16 Jeremiah 33:16In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name with which she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.
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). Over a period of time these people, who had suffered intense misery and tragedy, will begin rebuilding their physical and mental health and strength. The Lord says, “I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners” (Isaiah 57:18 Isaiah 57:18I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
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Significantly, Jesus will provide people the true knowledge of His caring and serving way of life (Isaiah 2:3 Isaiah 2:3And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
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). “For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9 Isaiah 11:9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
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God will grant each person repentance and the extraordinary gift of His Holy Spirit (Acts 11:18 Acts 11:18When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance to life.
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; Jeremiah 31:33 Jeremiah 31:33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
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). “I’ll place my spirit within you, empowering you to live according to my regulations and to keep my just decrees” (Ezekiel 36:27 Ezekiel 36:27And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my judgments, and do them.
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, International Standard Version). With the human spirit joined with God’s Holy Spirit, each person will be motivated with a sincere and deep desire to love and obey God and truly care for others (Galatians 5:22-23 Galatians 5:22-23 [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
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; Philippians 4:13 Philippians 4:13I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
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Throughout the 1,000 years of Jesus’ reign as Sovereign over the Kingdom of God on earth, His giving, generous and gracious style of living will set the pattern for all relationships between people (Revelation 20:6 Revelation 20:6Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
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; Psalms 111:4 Psalms 111:4He has made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
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; Luke 10:27 Luke 10:27And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
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). With society directly and personally guided and governed by Christ, tremendous peace—previously unknown to humanity—will comfort and cheer everyone (Isaiah 9:7 Isaiah 9:7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
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; Psalms 119:165 Psalms 119:165Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them.
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Contributing to this heart-stirring condition is the fact that education in warfare and war itself will be utterly abolished (Psalms 46:9-10 Psalms 46:9-10 [9] He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; he burns the chariot in the fire. [10] Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
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; Micah 4:3 Micah 4:3And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
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). “Violence will disappear from your land; the desolation and destruction of war will end. Salvation will surround you like city walls, and praise will be on the lips of all who enter there” (Isaiah 60:18 Isaiah 60:18Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
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Citizens of God’s earthly government will live serenely and be relieved of all anxiety. Conflict between races and peoples will be entirely eliminated as former enemies work together in complete accord (Isaiah 19:24-25 Isaiah 19:24-25 [24] In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the middle of the land: [25] Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.
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). Peacefulness will not only be the way of life for all people but it will also govern the animal world: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them” (Isaiah 11:6 Isaiah 11:6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatted calf together; and a little child shall lead them.
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Parents will be freed from all apprehension in knowing that their children are safe in every situation. “The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain” (Isaiah 11:9 Isaiah 11:9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
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The desert will blossom like a rose 

Deserts and former wastelands will turn green and lush as rainfall reaches them regularly and in the right amount (Leviticus 26:4 Leviticus 26:4Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
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). “The wilderness and the dry land will be glad. The desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose” (Isaiah 35:1 Isaiah 35:1The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
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Rain showers at the proper time will make it possible for this new, fertile, productive land to become available for eventual human habitation (Isaiah 54:3 Isaiah 54:3For you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
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Many desolate, ruined cities and towns will be renovated as young families journey there to build homes and farms (Ezekiel 36:9-10 Ezekiel 36:9-10 [9] For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown: [10] And I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes shall be built:
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; Ezekiel 36:34-36 Ezekiel 36:34-36 [34] And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. [35] And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. [36] Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
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Farms and gardens will flourish as never before: “The Lord says, ‘the time is coming when there will be all kinds of food. People will still be harvesting crops when it’s time to plow again. People will still be taking the juice from grapes when it’s time to plant again. Wine will drip from the mountains and pour from the hills’” (Amos 9:13 Amos 9:13Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that sows seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
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Families will experience blessing after blessing as they raise abundant crops, fruit trees and healthy livestock (Isaiah 30:23 Isaiah 30:23Then shall he give the rain of your seed, that you shall sow the ground with; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall your cattle feed in large pastures.
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). As a result of God’s perfect master plan, each person will live in good health, be prosperous, have plenty to eat and feel comfortable and deeply fulfilled (Jeremiah 31:12 Jeremiah 31:12Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
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Spiritual, moral and ethical guidance and instruction

Not only will Jesus Christ make it possible for people to live in peace, safety and enjoy great physical abundance, but He will give them indispensable spiritual, moral and ethical guidance and instruction. Assisting Christ in this crucial task will be God’s resurrected, faithful and wise divine sons and daughters who will serve as teachers, administrators, judges and leaders (2 Corinthians 6:18 2 Corinthians 6:18And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.
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; Isaiah 30:20 Isaiah 30:20And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not your teachers be removed into a corner any more, but your eyes shall see your teachers:
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They will diligently coach each person in God’s way of life—the foundation of which is the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 10:4 Deuteronomy 10:4And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spoke to you in the mount out of the middle of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them to me.
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). If anyone drifts away from following these vital guidelines they will be quietly, yet firmly corrected. “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21 Isaiah 30:21And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.
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By obeying God’s teachings, individuals and nations will have a solid foundation for cooperation as they work at harmoniously serving one another.

Then, after 1,000 years of phenomenal peace and prosperity, the next phase of God’s plan will commence (Revelation 5:10 Revelation 5:10And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
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Jesus Christ will offer each of them the gift of His Holy Spirit so that they will not only fully comprehend spiritual knowledge and be able to follow God’s ways, but will have the prospect of obtaining eternal life (Acts 2:38 Acts 2:38Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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; Isaiah 65:20-24 Isaiah 65:20-24 [20] There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. [21] And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. [22] They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. [23] They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. [24] And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
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The best news you could ever hear

As these individuals look back on their former physical existence, they will realize their previous way of living simply didn’t work compared to the prosperity, tranquility and joy they experience in God’s bright and exciting new age. As a result, the vast majority will choose to worship Him, obey His commandments and later be transformed into immortal spirit beings in His divine family (Ephesians 3:15 Ephesians 3:15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
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Finally, the Eternal God has designed the most positive, exciting and marvelous future for you, your family and all humanity. Built literally on the ashes of a shattered, failed human society, Jesus Christ will initiate an entirely new civilization and infrastructure. Indeed, it’s the best news anyone could ever hear!