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The Day the Earth Burns Up

 

Mal. 4:1 - "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, said the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."

Malachi, the last book of the OT, probably 400 years BC, also told the Jews about the coming of the Messiah, "I will send my messenger." Mal.3:1.

There is no place in the universe where hell is burning people right now. All the deadfir ones, be wicked or a saint, they are resting unconscious in the dust of the ground. Ecc. 9: 5, 6, 10. The Bible talks about a day, in the future, when the earth will burn up, the lake of fire, hell. That day, Satan, his angels, and the wicked whose names are not in the Book of Life, shall perish; they will be permanently destroyed, as the earth is purified with fire. When the fire consumes everything and the earth cools down, "ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I should do this, saith the Lord of hosts." Mal. 4: 3.

When that will be? Just a little over one thousand years from now. To track down the time, let us align the big prophetic events in the future.

  • The Sunday law. Rev. 13: 16.
  • The seven last plagues. Rev. 16:
  • The Second Coming of Christ. Rev. 19: 11-21.
  • The First Resurrection-For life. Rev. 20:6.
    The saved to heaven with Christ. The wicked dead on the ground.
  • The Millennium-A thousand years. Rev. 20.
  • The return of Christ with the New Jerusalem and the saved. Rev.21: 2. Zech. 14: 4, 5.
  • Resurrection of the Wicked-For death. John 5:29; Rev. 22:15.
  • Final Judgment Day for the wicked. Rev. 20: 7-16.
  • The earth on fire. Rev. 20: 14, 15.
  • The earth made new. Rev. 21, 22.

As Noah and his family were protected inside the ark during the Flood, God's children will be protected by Him, inside de New Jerusalem, from the consuming fire that purifies the earth and eradicates sin and death forever. Then, the Lord is to make a new creation on earth on behalf of his children. Rev. 21, 22.Isaiah 65: 17.

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