Read Colossians 1: 19, 20. God is seeking to solve the sin problem forever. The whole world is looking to Him.
1 Thessalonians 5: 2 — “For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” The Lord will not come in secret but the day of His coming is unknown.
There will be four groups of people on earth at the second coming.
1. Righteous Dead: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 — Rise first
2. Righteous Living: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 — Caught up in the air with the righteous dead — go to heaven together
3. Wicked Living: 2 Thessalonians 2:8 — Destroy them with the brightness of his coming — at his coming. The wicked cannot look of God and live.
4. Wicked Dead: Revelation 20:5 — The rest of the dead will not live till the 1,000 years is over. Zephaniah 1:15-18, Jeremiah 4:23-27, 25:37, Isaiah 24:1-3
Satan has ruined a lot of lives and will pay at the second coming.
“When I look at myself I don’t see how I can be saved. When I look at Christ, I don’t see how I can be lost.”
Heaven is going to have a lot of surprises for you. People you didn’t think would be there will be there. People you thought would be there will not. During the millennium, the 1,000 years after the first resurrection, God will answer our questions and help us sort out all our issues and doubts.
At the end of the millennium, John saw a new heaven and a new earth. Revelation 21:1 — Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.