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YESTERDAY, TODAY and TOMORROW
An overview of the Bible

A Journey Through Time

I would like to take you on an exploratory trip of the Bible using the concept of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. In this adventure we will surmise that:

Yesterday involves things that happened before my time, which I had no control over, and which I cannot change or alter. I can learn from the knowledge amassed during that era but what transpired does not altar my Today.

Today will be all about what is relevant to me NOW. It will give me a clear picture of my time on earth before my departure to be with God.

Tomorrow will be about events that I cannot control either, which will not directly affect me, therefore I will not worry about it.

I have furnished you a visual tool which I hope will be of assistance to you as you peruse the material. I call it A Dispensational Time Chart. It is broken down into these time periods, as well as eternity past and eternity future.

The chart is color coded, which was intended to make it easier for you to grasp their significance. Red is the dominant color for the time period Today, the Mystery, the Dispensation of Grace and the Body of Christ. Blue is the color for Israel and the Dispensation of the Law, the Millennial Kingdom, and the reign of Christ on earth.

Now let us look at each section of the chart individually.

Eternity Past

I want you to imagine that you can get into a time machine and go back to the beginning of time. You find yourself in the presence of God and angels, who are called sons of God. You recalled seeing that terminology in your Bible (Gen. 6:2-4; Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7; Jo. 1:12; Rom. 8:14-19; Phil. 2:15; 1 Jo. 3:1-2)

You realize that before God took the dust from the ground and created Adam, he had created these angels. You notice that there are three angels that seem to be the “top dogs” so to speak: Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer. You also notice that God’s throne is far above his created beings.

You are allowed to view a meeting that is being conducted by the Godhead. The topic of discussion is about predestined events. As we listen, this is what we hear:
1) We (The Godhead) are going to create man, man is going to do the opposite of what we ask him to do (not eat of the forbidden fruit) and man will need the ultimate sacrifice before he has the opportunity to be returned to favor.
a. God asks Jesus if He would be willing to become flesh and blood and die, shedding that blood, for all who would willingly trust what He did for their salvation.
b. God also promised Jesus that he would raise him from the dead and bring Him back home, having all the glory He had before going to earth
2) God said we will call Abram to leave his father and country in order to establish a people, who will eventually be called Israelites, and who will be charged with telling fallen man about us and the “hope” that will be theirs if they follow the guidelines we establish.
a. The Israelite linage will be passed on through Abraham’s son Isaac and Isaac’s son Jacob, whose name will be change to Israel.
b. We will raise up Moses and give him the Law, which we know no man can follow, but we will watch as their leaders pervert it.
c. The Israelites will flounder, we will scatter them over the earth and not have mercy on them and eventually we will have to declare them no longer being the chosen (LoAmmi). (Look at Hosea 1:1-11)
3) Since we know that Israel will not do as they should, we will raise up Saul to become the Apostle of the Gentiles and change his name to Paul. He will be charged with the responsibility of reconciling the world to us. (2 Cor. 5:14-21) We will give him his marching orders in a series of revelations, which we will call a mystery, and all who believe the gospel he teaches will be called the Church the Body of Christ.
4) We will choose the Body of Christ before we create earth.

God Created Heaven and Earth

God’s initial creation of earth is found in Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

We are still back in time and we see a clandestine meeting going on. We realize that it is in this period of time that Lucifer decides he should be god of all the created beings and plans a revolution to overthrow God. As we look at the meeting being conducted, Lucifer has assembled what looks to be about 1/3rd of the angels (Rev. 12:4) and he is laying out his plan. He is giving his 5 point declaration which he plans to announce to God soon:
1. I will ascend to heaven
2. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God
3. I will sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north
4. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, and
5. I will be like the most high. (Isaiah 14:12-14)

Immediately after the closed meeting, God calls Lucifer up to him and says: (Isaiah 14:15-17)
1. You will be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit
2. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying: “Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, and did shake the kingdoms, that made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cites thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?”

We watch as Lucifer and his entourages of angels leave heaven on their way to earth. Thousands of years are flying forward and we see the beautiful earth becoming a wilderness, without form and void.

The next thing we see is God flooding the entire earth.

Genesis 1:2 – Recreation

Re-creation of the earth begins with Genesis 1:2: And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

We must now make an attempt to show you why we say Genesis 1:2 marks the beginning of the re-creation process and not the creation process that many subscribe to. Go to Isaiah 45:18: For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

The verse clearly states that God did not create the earth in vain. The word vain, in Hebrew, is tohuw – formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness, nothingness, empty space, that which is empty or unreal, wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places) place of chaos

In Genesis 1:2 we see the world has become “without form and void”. Without form is the same Hebrew word as vain, tohuw, we saw in Isaiah 45:18. The word void in Genesis 1:2 is – bohuw- and means emptiness, void, waste.

God created the heaven and earth to be inhabited and as a place of beauty and contentment. He did not create it as a wasteland, nothingness, empty or unreal or in a state of confusion. He created it as a beautiful place but now it is not. So what happened?

The earth has been altered by Satan and his fallen angels. (Ezek. 28:13-19; Isa. 14:12-20) We do not know how long it took in number of years for Satan to undo all God did, so God flooded the earth. Lucifer is not allowed to reside where God resides, but is given residence in another heaven that the Bible calls a firmament. (Genesis 1:6-8)

Yesterday – the beginning of the Jews Lesson # 3

Abram is called, by God to leave his home in Genesis 12, which marks the beginning of the new nation of Israel and, for the purpose of this study, the beginning of Yesterday. Abram officially became Abraham when he was 90 years old. You will find that recorded in Genesis 17. It is in this chapter that a covenant between God and Abraham is established, and it was consummated by the physical act of circumcision. This covenant would be passed on through the seed of Isaac and Jacob. The Bible is very specific about the linage of Abraham through his son Isaac and Isaac’s son Jacob. Look at Genesis 50:24; Exodus 2:24; 3:6, 15-16; 4:5; 6:3-8; 31:1.

Sarah was 90 years old when Isaac was born and she lived to be 127 years old. After Sarah’s death, Abraham would marry Keturah and she would bear him six children.

Abraham becomes the father of a new nation, and God said they were to be a holy nation and a peculiar people above all Gentile nations upon the earth. Look at Deuteronomy 14:1-2

In Exodus chapter three, Moses comes face-to-face with God. But Moses does not recognize him as God so he asks who is he? God’s response is found in Exodus 3:6.

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses

As we continue reading Exodus 3, it is clear that God is continuing the advancement of the Jewish nation through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel in Genesis 32:28; and He is going to move it forward through Moses as well. He tells Moses that He has seen the affliction and heard the cries of his people and that He has come down to deliver them from the oppression of the Egyptians. He tells Moses he will lead him to a new land, a land flowing with milk and honey – the promise land.

Throughout the book of Exodus, we see the hand of the Lord on Israel, from the plagues inflicted on the Egyptians to the drowning of the Egyptian troops that followed them to the Red Sea. For 40 years the Israelites would wander the desert in search of the promise land. They would bicker about insignificant food items even though they had abundant food. They would murmur over a lack of water and God would provide it in spite of their complaining. God was good to them but they did not appreciate his goodness. How long God would have patience with them, is the question?

In Exodus 19 we see God speaking to his chosen people. Look at the conversation. Exodus 19:4-6.

God calls his chosen people to task: Obey me and keep my commandments and I will establish you as a peculiar treasure above all people, a kingdom of priest and an holy nation. I have always taught that with every positive statement there is a negative alternative, here is the implied opposite: “If you do not obey me and keep my commandments you will not be blessed.”

Israel was chosen by God to be his goodwill ambassadors. They were to spread the good news about the God of Israel, and to educate their own in the ways and requirements of God. So we see the introduction of the Ten Commandments (Decalogue) given unto Moses in Exodus 20.

You will notice that the first 5 commandments concern man’s relationship with God and the second 5 commandments concern man’s relationship to man. That is why you find Jesus saying the commandments could be broken down into just two: love God and your neighbors. (Mark 12:28-31)

It is on Mount Sinai that Moses receives a system of laws and instructions known as the Torah from God. All of the law is found in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy which outline the many requirements of the Jewish nation. The Jews maintain that in addition to the written Law being given on Sinai, Moses had dictated to him the Oral law, which was later written down, along with many rabbinical observations which you will find in the Talmud.

The Old Covenant

The Ten Commandments, which are called Mosaic Law, were given to Moses on Mount Sinai. (Exodus 20) In the Book of Leviticus we find what is often referred to as Levitical Law or Ritualistic Law, which is broken down into:
1. The Sacrificial Law
2. The Law of Atonement
3. The Law of Purification

The New Covenant Foretold: Jeremiah 31:31-34

The Christian Bible is divided into two parts: Old Covenant (Testament) and New Covenant (Testament). The King James translators assumed that with the birth of Christ, the New Covenant was about to take place, but those of us who rightly divided the Word of Truth know that to be an untrue assumption.

As you read Jeremiah 31:31 it is very clear the Lord is dealing with Israel. It is also clear that this New Covenant would not be like the Old Covenant he made with Moses, look at verse 32.

It is also obvious that this New Covenant has not been ushered in; look at Jer. 31:33-34. It must be obvious to the spiritual minded that Israel does not know the Messiah, for not all of the Hebrews believe that He has already come, even though the Prophets of old foretold of His coming.

The Coming King

You will see the prophecy of the coming of Messiah in the following passages: Psalms 2:6-7; 89:28-29; Isaiah 9:6-7; 11:1-10; 32:1-2; Daniel 2:34-35; 7:9-14; Zechariah 6:12-12; 14:9

The Kingdom to be centered in Israel and Palestine

You will also see that Messiah would establish His Kingdom on the Earth in the land of Israel and Palestine, as prophesied: Psalms 72:1-20; Isaiah 1:25-27; 2:1-5; 4:1-6; 11:3-9; 35:1-10; 40:9-11; 62:10-12; 65:17-25; Ezekiel 11:14-20; 20:23-44; 34:11-25; 37:21-28; Zephaniah 3:14-20.

You should also know that this time has not come into play – yet. We will see that happening in the time period we call Tomorrow.

The message of God to Israel through the prophets was rejected and Israel’s destruction was pronounced: Isaiah 6:9-12.

If you rightly divide the Word of Truth (2 Tim. 2:15) you should get a clear picture that the four gospels tell us about the coming King, who will reign upon the earth.

The Gospels, Matthew-John, presents

The King and his Kingdom; The King’s Genealogy: Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38; The King’s Birth: Matthew 1:18-25; Like 1:31-33; The King: Matthew 2:1-6; Message of John concerning the King: Matthew 3:2; Message of the King: Mat. 4:17, 23; 5:17-18, 21-48; 6:9-15; 9:35; 10:5-10; 15:21-28; Statement of the King: John 18:36-37; Pilate’s title 19:14-19; and the Great Commission of the King to the Jew: Matthew 28:19-20.

Many in Christendom refer to Matthew 28:19-20 as The Great Commission that must be carried out by the Gentile nations to a lost and dying world. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Let’s look at what these verses say:

Let us consider the words “Whatsoever I have commanded you” first. Put into proper perspective, Jesus commanded the 12 to do all that He had taught them, and part of what He taught them is found in Matthew 10:5-10 and Matthew 15:21-28.

If you look at the passage with open eyes, you can clearly see the so-called Great Commission was for the Jew and that the Jews were to go to their own first, and not to the Gentiles. Fact: They rejected the call.

The message of God to Israel through the Son of God was rejected and Israel is blinded: Matthew 13:10-15; Isaiah 6:8-11; Acts 28:25-28.

The King is Crucified: John 18:37; 19:16-18.

The Acts proclaim the King and the Kingdom.

Unlike most fundamental Christian scholars, we do not believe that Acts marks the beginning of the New Testament; we believe it chronicles the fall of Israel.

Peter: Acts 2:29-36; Stephen: Acts 7:2-52; James: Acts 15:13-18; and Paul: Acts 13:14-44; 26:1-32; 28:17-24

It culminates with Paul revealing what the Prophet Isaiah foretold, i.e. Israel becoming LoAmmi (Not My People)

The message of God to Israel through the Holy Spirit and the servants of God were rejected and Israel is blinded and set aside. Acts 7:59-60; 12:1-3; 13:11-12; 22:21-22; 23:10-15; 24:5-9, 27; 25:7; 26:6-9; 27-28:24; 28:25-28; Romans 11:7-25

All of these events fall under our classification of Yesterday, and concern Israel, who was looking for Messiah (the King) but never recognized him when he came. A few did, but the nation as a whole refused to believe He was who He was. So God hardens their hearts and does not let them see or hear the truth about him, and ushers in Today, the age of the Gentile.

Summery of Yesterday

1) Yesterday pertains to Israel
2) It speaks of a promise, given to Abraham – for the Jews
3) It talk about the Davidic covenant for the Jews
4) It talks about a time of tribulation for the Jews before
5) The Messiah establishes an earthly Kingdom – for the Jews
6) It says that believers will live on the earth with the Lord
7) It says that the Lord will rule on earth with a rod of iron (Rev. 2:27)

TODAY Lesson # 5

I will start with Today, which is right in the center of the chart and is the color red.

We will assume that Today begins at 12:00 AM just after midnight and goes to 12:00 PM midnight.

From a biblical standpoint, Today began with the Apostle Paul being called by God in Acts 9 (12:00 AM just after midnight) and goes to the rapture of the Church the Body of Christ (12:00 PM midnight).

Biblically, Today involves the books of Romans through Philemon. Although we mark Acts 9 as the beginning of the Church the Body of Christ and as the place where God met Paul on the road to Damascus, let us consider the book of Acts as transitional, transitioning from Christ’s charge to Israel (the Jews) in Matthew 28:19-20 to evangelize the world, to the outpouring of the Spirit of power in Acts 2, to Israel becoming Lo-Ami in Acts 28.

It is in Romans through Philemon that you will find God’s instructions for the Church the Body of Christ. These books will help you:
1) Plan your life,
2) Give you instructions for daily living
3) Establish your charge (what God wants you to do)
4) Await the end of the day (rapture)

Even though Genesis-Acts (Yesterday-in blue) and Hebrews-Revelation (Tomorrow-in blue) are the words of God;
1. Genesis through Acts are God’s initial instructions to Israel
2. Hebrews through Revelation are God’s final instructions to Israel.

For the people of Today, the books listed above are for our learning and understanding of God’s overall plan, but they are not books in which one will find the Dispensation of the Grace of God for us Gentiles. You will find Today’s “living” instructions only in the Pauline epistles: Romans-Philemon.

Yesterday is gone and the plan of God for Israel has been aborted. Even though we can glean from what was left behind, we cannot take that which was intended for Yesterday (Israel) and carry it into Today. God has formulated a new plan, through the Apostle Paul, to reconcile the world unto him. Today is a new dawning for Christendom and what was apropos for Yesterday is taboo for Today, and will be for Tomorrow as well.

Look at 2 Corinthians 5:14-21. It is here that we see a greater commission than that of Matthew 28:19-20, and it is called the Ministry of Reconciliation. Israel was to spread the good news of the coming Kingdom of God, where Christ would reign on the earth. She failed!

God, before the foundation of the world, had already chosen a replacement team to carry on once she failed. Ephesians 1:4: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

He raised up the Apostle Paul, who was called Saul before his conversion, on the road to Damascus in Acts 9:13-16. We find Paul telling the story of his conversion in Acts 22 and Acts 26.

In Romans 11:13 Paul states that he is the Apostle of the Gentiles and in 2 Timothy 1:11 and 2:7 he states he is a preacher, an apostle and a teacher of the Gentiles.

In the opening remarks of Galatians 1:1, he states he was not called by men, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father.

In his letters to the Corinthians and Philippians he tells them to be followers of him. (I Cor. 4:16 & 11:1 and Phil. 3:17)

In I Timothy 1:16 he states that God chose him first as a pattern for those who would believe they have everlasting life. A pattern is an exact duplication of what is to be. So, Paul is the one we turn to for our instructions Today.

Paul would receive several revelations as stated in 2 Corinthians 12:1, and God would reveal to him things he must start or stop doing. He would reveal to him many mysteries not known during Yesterday nor understood by many living in Today.

Some of the mysteries revealed unto him are:

1) Concerning the Dispensation of Grace: Eph. 3:2, 9; Col. 1:25

2) Concerning the resurrection: 1 Cor. 15:51-55

3) Concerning Israel’s blindness: Rom. 11:25

4) Concerning the preaching of Jesus Christ: Rom. 16:25-26

5) Concerning the mystery of Christ: Col. 4:3; 1 Cor. 15:1-4
6) Concerning the mystery of God: Col. 2:2

You will also see the following:

1. Concerning the mystery of his will: Eph. 1:9

2. Concerning the mystery of godliness: 1Tim. 3:16

But these two pertain to how one should live in the Age of the Mystery.

As I write these words, the 21st Century has been ushered in. God’s chosen people are the Gentiles, not the Jews. We do not need to bless Israel in order to receive the blessing of God, and even if we curse Israel, God will not curse us for having done so. We are living in a period that is referred to as the Dispensation of the Grace of God.

Anyone who believes that Christ died for their sins, was buried and resurrected for their justification will be blessed of God and live eternally with Him. There is no work to perform yea, there is no work that can be done that will give you everlasting life. Look at Ephesians 2:8-9.

God gave us a gift – Jesus Christ. He was willing to sacrifice His life so that you and I might live with the Father eternally. All we must do is accept this gift from God and eternal life is ours. Have you done that? If not, why not?

Review of Today

1) Salvation is by grace and not by works

2) Once saved, you are eternally secure

3) Our eternity with God is heavenly, not earthly.

4) Paul is the apostle for Today and he is a pattern for the Church the Body of Christ to follow, not Peter.

5) All Scripture is for us, but Romans through Philemon is specifically to us.

TOMORROW Lesson # 7

The Church the Body of Christ has been transported to heaven and now the prophesied New Covenant for Israel can begin. However, before that happens the seven years of tribulation must run its course.

The Wrath to Come – 7 Years of Tribulation

In Matthew 24 (the tribulation chapter) the Lord appears before his disciples and tells them about the destruction of the world as they knew it. His disciples would question him about when it would happen and if there were to be a sign to warn then prior to the event, and then the Lord tells them in Matthew 24:21 this coming tribulation would be unlike any tribulation in the past.

In Revelation 12:7-9 we are told there is a war in heaven and Satan is cast out which marks the mid-point of this tribulation. In Matthew 24:14-15 it speaks of the end coming with the abomination of desolation prophesied by Daniel. We know that this abomination is an idol, and according to Daniel 12:11, the daily sacrifices in the temple will cease when this happens and then there will be 3½ years of terrible devastation. That is to what the Lord was referring in Matthew 24:15. (Read all of Matthew 24. and Revelation 13:1-18)

Now look at Matthew 24:14. The Greek word for “see” is eidon – to see: implying not the mere act of looking, but the actual perception of the object: therefore differing from the Greek word blepo – which means to have the power of seeing, to use the eyes, to look at.

Let’s look at Daniel 12:11. Daniel had several visions that all related to the end, or what we have labeled as the seven years of tribulation on our chart. It is the last seven years of the seventy sevens of Daniel chapter nine.

According to Daniel, the abomination of desolation will occur at the middle of the week, (a week being 2,520 days or one year) or three and one half years from the start of the seven years of tribulation. Daniel speaks of the prince that will come, which is the Antichrist, who will make a covenant with the people for 3½ years and then he will break that covenant. The daily sacrifice is taken away and the abomination (idol) is set up. That is when Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7) commences and will continue for 3½ years.

In Revelation chapter twelve we see a battle going on between Michael, the archangel, and the dragon (Satan) and his angels. Satan and his army lost and they were kicked out of the heaven they occupied. Revelation 12:7-9

This will mark the mid-point of tribulation and will be the beginning of the last 3½ years. During this last 3½ years the world will see a beast rise up. Look at Revelation 13:

This forty and two months in verse five is the last 3½ years of tribulation. This beast will be killed and raised from the dead by the dragon, which is the False Prophet. People will worship Satan because he had the power to resurrect the beast. (Revelation 13:11-18) Those who worship him will receive the “666” mark.

This second beast is the False Prophet. So, Satan is imitating the Lord Jesus, who was the Christ and for whom the Prophet Israel was waiting. We also see in the passage the mention of the number of the beast being 666. It is called a mark and was to be placed on the right hand or forehead. If you wanted to buy or sell, you had to have the mark to do so.

This is the time the Lord is speaking of in Matthew chapter 24 and the Lord also tells the disciples that immediately after the 3½ year period the sun and moon shall cease to shine and stars will fall from heaven and the powers (the evil followers of Satan) of the heavens will be shaken.

During the seven years of tribulation the Lord will put a mark on His chosen, 144,000, twelve thousand from each Jewish tribe. We need not speculate what the mark is, for Revelation 14: 1 tells us what it is.

These 144,000 will be the evangelist of that day and will go about teaching what the religious leaders in Christ’s day did not – they will tell the Jewish population that Messiah has come.
There is evidence that the Church the Body of Christ will not be around during this time of tribulation, it is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5. In verse 2 there is a reference to the thief (the Lord) coming in the night and sudden destruction of those around in verse 3. However, Paul, in verses 4-5, says that: 1) We are not in darkness and will not be overtaken, and 2) we are children of the light.

Paul, in other passages, makes it clear that those saved in the Dispensation of Grace will not see the wrath of the tribulation. 1Thes. 1:10; Rom. 5:9

Read Revelation 19:11-20.

The beast and the false prophet that deceived the people into taking the mark are the first to be taken and cast into the lake of fire. Satan will not be cast into the lake of fire until later, but he will be bound in the bottomless pit for 1,000 years. (Revelation 20:1-9)

Once Satan is loosed from his chains, he will circle the globe in an effort to gather enough people to battle and defeat the Lord, but to no avail. However, he will succeed in getting millions to follow him, but God will devour them all with fire falling down from heaven. Then Satan will join the beast and false prophet in the lake of fire and they will be tormented day and night for all eternity.

There are far too many people that do not believe that God would allow torment for eternity. I say they are not children of God. Only an unbeliever would say such things. There are seven passage of Scriptures where the Lord speaks of weeping and gnashing (grinding) of teeth for those who will not be in the presence of the Lord. Let’s look at them. (Mat 8:12; 13:40-42; 16:49-50; 22:12-13; 24:50-51; 25:29-30; Lk. 13:26-28 😉

Those being “thrust out” will be those who will be gazing across the great gulf that is being spoken of between Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:22-28.

You cannot help but see that the rich man was in torment. The lake of fire is literal, not figurative as the unbeliever teaches. There is a literal place of eternal torment, make no mistake about that. Look at Job 19:26.

I have said it before but I am going to say it again. If you live in this present century and were saved in the period of time known as the Dispensation of the Grace of God, you will not go though the tribulation that Jesus speaks of in Matthew 24. The bible is very clear on that point.

The church the body of Christ has been delivered from the wrath which is to come through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. This is part of the mystery revealed unto the Apostle Paul. Believe it! Quit worry about going through the tribulation and start living your life for the Lord.

The battle of Armageddon will start at the end of the seven years of tribulation. Satan and his lieutenants will gather their forces and the Lord will bring His forces from heaven with Him. The lord will cast Satan into the bottomless pit and bind him I chains for 1,000 years.

The King and His Kingdom

The Millennium
Millennium is a word derived from Latin that means one thousand years. Biblically, this is commonly referred to as the 1,000 year reign of Christ. However there are differences as to when this will occur or if it will occur at all.

The place for the second coming of Christ is foretold in Scripture. (Zech 14:4)

During this 1,000 year reign of Christ you will see people attaining ages comparable with Methuselah in Old Testament times. The land that had become parched during the last 3½ years of tribulation will come to life and the nation of Israel will have their hearts softened. (Isaiah 35:1-7)

A land that had become barren will once again blossom and be much like what Joshua found when he was sent to spy out the land after the many years of wandering in the desert. (Joel 2:21-25)

There will be peace on earth. We have heard people talk about peace all of our lives but we have never been the recipients of it. This will be a time of true peace on earth and Israel will once again receive God’s blessing and mercy. Israel will no longer be Lo-ami. (Hosea 2:18)

David’s throne will be established in Jerusalem and the Lord will make wars cease. There will be no need for instruments of war, all the tools that will be needed will be those used for cultivating the gardens. (Isaiah 9:7; Psa. 46:9; Micah 4:3)

Israel will build houses and no other people will take their house and move in them. They will be able to live in peace, eat in peace and worship in peace and live among the animals in peace. (Isaiah 65:21-25)

As amazing as all this will be, there are greater things to come.

The prediction of the King Coming is found in: Revelation 1:7. All those who overcome the Devil will also reign: Revelation 3:21.

Revelation 7:9-14 states that those who come out of the tribulation will reign with Messiah on the earth.

The King is victorious: Revelation 17:14; 19:11-21

Evil is destroyed: Revelation 20:1-15

Eternity Future

It is in this time frame that we will see all of the chosen of God come together, segregated, but none-the-less together.

New Heaven and New Earth: Revelation 21 and 22

If you will look at the time chart provided, you will see this segregated New Heaven and New Earth.

The twelve tribes will dwell in the New Jerusalem. The Gentiles saved in Yesterday will be living on the new earth, and the Church the Body of Christ will be in the new heaven, where the throne of God is.

Further segregation is seen as displayed by the Lake of fire. This will be the residence of all those who refused to believe in God. It will be a place of torment. (Matthew 8:12, 13:40-42; 13:49-50; 22:12-14; 24:50-51; 25:29-30)

No one living in the lake of fire will be allowed to leave. (Luke16:22-28) Everyone who lives in the Day after Tomorrow will live forever, some in eternal torment and others in blissful peace.