PROPHECY HEADLINES: War resumes between Israel and Hamas | U.S. begins sending aid to Syrian rebels | White House releases images showing Russian rocket attacks inside Ukraine | U.S. State Dept. issues report on religious persecution | Jewish group begins raising money for construction of 3rd Temple
The Bible says in Matthew 25:31-33: “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”
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When Christ returns at the end of the Tribulation and finishes His glorious appearing, there will be only two kinds of people left on the earth: (1) the Jews, and (2) those who are good to the Jews (whom Jesus called “My brethren” in Matthew 25:40). This latter group will be among those who refuse to follow the Antichrist by worshiping him and taking his mark. Instead, they will risk their lives by endeavoring to protect the Jews, who are targeted for persecution by the Antichrist. All those who accept the mark of the beast during the Tribulation period will be killed at Christ’s coming. Those who accepted the mark of the heavenly Father will be martyred during the seven-year Tribulation; they are the Tribulation saints described in Revelation 7.
The purpose of the judgment of the nations is to determine who enters Christ’s kingdom in their natural bodies. In all likelihood, it will not be a huge population. It will consist of only two kinds of natural-bodied people—converted Israel and those Gentile believers who, during the Tribulation, defied the Antichrist and reached out to help the Jews and others in time of need. During this time, God will fulfill the many Old Testament prophecies given to the nation of Israel. He will create a new heart in them to obey His will and commit themselves to a lifetime of serving Him. With Satan bound so he cannot tempt the world, the kingdom age, with its Edenic or Utopian existence, will be unlike any period the world has ever known.
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