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OUR HOPE

With the many overwhelming problems facing the world, it is reassuring to know that God will intervene, bringing lasting peace to the earth.
 

Read on to find out what God's plan is, how we can be part of it and real evidence in the world today that the time of God's major intervention is near. 

"The good news about the kingdom of God

and the name of Jesus Christ"
ACTS 8:12

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God is calling for people who want to live his way to share eternal life in his coming kingdom of peace and righteousness (2 Peter 3:9, Isaiah 2:2-4, 35:10, Psalm 72, Romans 2:7, Micah 6:8). 

God loves us so much that he sent his son, Jesus, to show us his way (John 14:6-8).

 

Jesus was rejected and crucified, but he showed God's goodness and love, even to the point of death (Luke 22:42, 23:34, John 4:34, Hebrews 2:17-18, 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22).

"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us."

1 John 4:9-10

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God raised Jesus from the dead to eternal life (Acts 2:23-24, Philippians 2:8-11) and Jesus continued to proclaim God's love and desire to forgive those who turn to him with repentant hearts (John 3:17, Luke 24:46-47).

 

God calls us to show our repentance and commitment to him by associating ourselves with Christ through baptism into his name (Acts 2:38, John 3:14-17).

 

Jesus has ascended to be with his father in heaven. He continues to help each of his followers mature, while they wait faithfully for his return as king (Acts 1:9-11).

"...now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

Acts 17:30-31

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When Jesus returns, he will raise the dead and give the faithful eternal life, free from temptation to sin. (Daniel 12:2, John 5:26-28, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, 51-54).

All governments will eventually submit to Jesus Christ, who will rule as a fair and righteous king, from Jerusalem over the whole earth (Psalm 72:1, 8-11; Luke 1:32-33).

 

Jesus and the faithful will teach everyone about God's ways (Isaiah 2:2-3, Micah 4:1-4, Hab 2:14; Revelation 5:9-10).

The earth will become beautiful again and everyone will enjoy long life, good health, peace and prosperity. (Isaiah 2:4, Micah 4:5, Psalm 72, 12-14, Isaiah 11:3-4, Zechariah 8:12, Isaiah 35:1-6,10, 25:8, 65:20, Revelation 21:4).

"He... will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares... Nation will not take up sword against nation..."

Micah 4:3

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No one knows when Jesus will return (Matthew 24:36), but the Bible has told us major events to watch out for as his return approaches.  

The most significant of these centre around the nation of Israel. God has repeatedly promised throughout the Old Testament that he will preserve Israel because of the faithfulness of their father, Abraham (Jer 31:35-37).

 

Not long after Jesus' ascension, Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in AD70 and the people of Israel were scattered to all nations. However, as forewarned by Jesus this was only for a time. Nearly 1900 years later, in 1948, Israel was declared a state in the land again (Luke 21:20-24).

 

Israel's return and continued existence, against the odds, is testimony to God's word (Ezekiel 36:24, Isaiah 43:3-12, Deut 28:64-67, 30:1-6, Jeremiah 30:10-11) and gives us confidence that, as promised, Israel will become the centre of God's worldwide kingdom to come when Jesus returns as king (Ezk 38:21-23, Zech 14:3, Acts 1:11, Dan 2:44-45, Isaiah 11:9).

"I have declared and saved. I have proclaimed...

Therefore you are My witnesses,” Says the Lord, “that I am God."

Isaiah 43:3-12

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God wants us to turn to him and be part of his coming kingdom.

He has gone to great lengths to reach out to us, and it is up to us to choose the life that he offers.

Take the next step to get to know God. We are here to help you on your journey.

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance"

2 Peter 3:9

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