Why the Return of Christ Changes

Why the Return of Christ Changes Everything

Wars. Tyrannical Governments. Hostilities. Nuclear, Germ, Neutron, Chemical and other weapons. Bank Fraud. Corporate Greed. Pornography. Pollution. Radiation. Politics, Crime. Corruption. Religious Deception. Agribusiness. Famines. Economic collapse.

Diseases. Thirst. Pestilences. Hunger. Chemical Pollutions. Drugs. Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Floods. Volcanoes. Meltdowns. Natural Disasters. Hurricanes, Floods. Meteors. Droughts. Plagues. New Viruses. Insect pests. Biological outbreaks… and on and on it goes.

Can you imagine a new Earth reborn in righteousness, without all these evils? Will our world ever have lasting peace, harmony, health and happiness with security without all the evils?

Is it even possible we will ever enjoy such a great new world? If so, how and when? Will it be possible only after WW3? Will there be anything left alive after WW3?

Let me take you on a journey far beyond fantasy where a brand new world without evil is not only possible but certain with Jesus at the helm of world government and lasting peace and joy for all…


By Elbert E. Hardy

© 2024 Elbert E. Hardy

What is the GREATEST Project you can imagine? Maybe the establishment of lasting World Peace?
Perhaps you think of the construction of the world’s tallest building? Or it might be the deployment of the most powerful computer in the world?

I want to tell you my view about the GREATEST PROJECT of all, which starts at the rebirth of our Planet Earth, after WW3.

This is a project which, according to the Bible, you can actually be a part of. It is a project planned and will be instituted by God himself.

There is still HOPE, as we will see here, in spite of how severely humanity will ruin our world in WW3. The good news is really GREAT news, but the bad news is something we all must face and prepare ourselves for.
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The only real way to prepare for this is to stay close to the only One coming to fix the mess we’re about to get ourselves irrevocably into.

Unfortunately for all of us, if we do not prepare ourselves, we may not survive what is coming. But bear in mind, there is this ‘way of escape.’

Just how bad can it get? Well, Imagine what would happen to your world without sunlight. Let’s say WW3 led to the nuclear destruction of nearly every oil field and refinery in the Middle East.

Imagine what would happen if all these refineries were on fire and the fire is simply impossible to extinguish. Huge billowing clouds of black oil smoke endlessly fill the air and can be seen for many miles.

As the world turns, the atmosphere of the entire Earth is being darkened more and more every day, as new smoke continues to spew prodigiously out of this ‘great furnace’.

Then there is the issue of the heat. The heat from these massive fires fuses the black smoke particles to the air molecules, destroying any possibility of it being cleansed by rain.

What would happen to you and your family if the sun gradually faded to black over the course of a year or two? Think deeply about that before going on.

Why, that would change everything in our world. Everything and every person you know and love would be panicked trying to stay alive in all the chaos. No one would be safe.

Soon, noon day brightness looks more like midnight black darkness. No one could go about his daily routine as if this was not happening.

Is there really the potential for this to happen to our Earth? Realizing the gravity of such a scenario should prompt further research.

In 1985, Soviet research scientists using sophisticated ground penetrating radar reportedly discovered a clue for us. The oil in Iraq and nearby OPEC countries, is very near the surface… namely 25 to 100 feet down. In some places in Iraq, pools of oil have been open to the atmosphere for millennia.

Think how impossible life on Earth would become in this year of diminishing light and beyond. By the end of that year:

No one could go to work. Everything would stop. The world’s Governments and Armies. The world’s economies, food production and distribution.

Roadways, Railways, Airports, Shipping and every other form of transportation would come to an abrupt halt. People would all be scrambling about looking for food, water, shelter and safety.

All Travel, except on foot, would stop. Farming could not happen. There would be no gasoline to buy.
No food could be grown. There would be no food around anywhere. There would be no one to stock store shelves, even if there was food to stock them with because no one would go to work.

Why? It’s because everyone would be in utter chaos looking for a way to stay alive. If there is a ‘panic button’, now would be a good time to press it.

There would be no weather, no rain or snow. No water would be available for drinking or bathing.
Sea life would end. Why? Without sunlight, there’s no algae; without algae, there’s no plankton; without plankton, there’s no krill; no krill means no fish, so everything that eats fish would die too.

Without sunlight causing photo synthesis, there would be no more oxygen to breathe, so every creature that breathes would begin to perish.

People would quickly panic and chaos would grip the entire Earth. Starvation, thirst, murders, suicides, war… It’s sheer pandemonium. All Hell is breaking loose.

What about the Moon light? It’s gone. Would the smoke cover the entire globe and cause the sun and moon to stop shining completely?

Let’s take a look at the world we live in today. Where is the most dangerous place on our planet and what makes it so dangerous?

My money would be on the Middle East. Why? It’s not just the volatile and violent nature of the people who live in the neighborhood.

It’s that those people live in oil country and that they are explosively volatile and that they are ‘protected’(?!) with nuclear weaponry.

For example, Saudi Arabia which is mostly Sunni Muslim is defended by the USA, a nuclear power.
Next door is Iraq which has both Shiite and Sunni factions, but the oil is owned, operated, managed and defended by the Chinese, another nuclear power.

Iran is Shiite Muslim and is defended by Russia, yet another nuclear player. Then there is Israel just north of Saudi Arabia; that makes four nuclear powers in a row.

There is a pipeline through Israel that supplies oil and natural gas to Europe from Oil Producers to the south. Do you think that the EU would not defend their oil interests with nuclear weapons if need be?

That adds up to FIVE nuclear powers that sit atop the majority of the world’s oil. In many areas of the Middle East, the oil is only a few feet below the surface.

Our world depends on oil. It runs on it. Think about it. How little trouble would it take for the radical and malevolent factions in the Middle East to erupt into WW3? Answer: not much.

How close are we to the tipping point which will explode into a conflict that would threaten every country on Earth? I’d say within the next 10 to 15 years.

Let’s face the fact that every economy in the world runs on oil. It’s in our food, our clothes, our buildings, our furniture and houses. It’s in virtually everything you touch from agriculture to zoology.

The Sunni Muslims hate the Shiite Muslims and vice versa. All Muslims hate Christians and Jews, too. Nukes + oil + hatred + a small trigger event = WW3. All it would take is one spark too many and … KABOOM!

It’s not if but when. Most Middle Eastern analysts agree: we are in a very precarious and dangerous predicament.
When the war in the Middle East explodes into WW3, the oil fields and refineries, by all indications, WILL get NUKED.

This is a really scary prospect no one wants to face or talk about; but unless we do, how can we get prepared for it? What we don’t realize is how dangerous this reality is.

The Bible speaks prophetically of this in many places. In Matthew 24:21-22, Jesus said ‘For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be (in the future).
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved (alive), but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.’

This should warn all thinkers just how bad it will be. Jesus ought to know, since he is the Earth’s Maker (See John 1:1-5).

In Iraq, the oil is already spewing up quite naturally into the air and forming small lakes of oil (and has been doing this for millennia). The oil in Iraq is the finest sweet crude in the world, and there is plenty of it there.

In fact, according to the Brookings Institute, Iraq has more potential output of this high grade oil than any other country on Earth. The oil is under pressure and usually less than 100 feet down.

On top of all that oil, is a volatile layer of natural gas.

Imagine the conflict between Saudi and Iran. It boils over and a nuclear exchange ensues. Mecca and Medina are destroyed by Iran’s nukes.

Furious with rage, Saudi’s defender nukes Tehran. Now it’s on! Nukes land and explode over Iraqi, Saudi, Iranian Oil fields, as well as the entire Persian Gulf and Red Sea oil refineries, fields and ports.

Throughout the region, the virtually all the oil is now on fire. The lid on Hell has been blown off and fire and smoke are everywhere. Powerful neighbors and enemies will go after enemy assets, namely oil production facilities.

Did you know there are more than 800 refineries in our world today, each employing thousands of workers? There destruction may be inevitable! 

Actually, there could be hundreds of these hellacious oil fires, each of which could burn at millions of degrees, melting away the surrounding sands to form a giant oil-filled abysses bigger than the state of Texas.

​​Add that to the fact that oil is Methyl Hydro Carbon, generated constantly by the Earth's deep core. It is A-BIOTIC, not rotting Dinosaur flesh! All of that dds up to the reality of the fires have an endless fuel supply.

No one can get anywhere near these fires to try to put it out. Some are several miles across. Just imagine a huge lakes, the size of Lake Okeechobee in Florida, but instead of water it is a lake of oil and it was set ablaze with a single bomb!

​​We're talking temperatures roaring into thousands of degrees, would prevent firefighters and their massive equipment from getting even as close as ten miles near it! That much heat
emanating from any one of these horrible fires will be catastrophic to put it mildly!

National armies in the region will probably wear themselves out trying to extinguish them, but to no avail, according to biblical text:

Notice how the prophet Jeremiah put it in Chapter 51: 58 ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labor in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.

What would happen to our world and our neighborhoods as a result of WW3?

The smoke emitted by the opening of 'the great (oil) abyss in the Middle East alone, is what, in my opinion, will block out the sunlight, according to Revelation 9:2 and several other places in scripture. Then, day after day as the Earth turns, our atmosphere fills with smoke, darkening and diminishing our sunlight more and more every day.

Worldwide, trees, grass and all vegetation begins to die. Global super-heating melts all ice on Earth, submerging low lying areas and islands. Global warming or the 'climate change' myth is now long since forgotten, going down in history as one of the world's greatest hoaxes. 

The heat generated by this gargantuan collective fire, now accumulating more by the day, could raise the global temperature about one or two degrees each week. Possibly this is a conservative estimate.

But, do the math. At that rate, it would only take one year to raise the temperature where you live by more than 50 degrees ‘round the clock’.

This means 80 degrees becomes 130 degrees in only one year. No one could tolerate such heat for long without being scorched or killed. People will hole up in place, fearing the outside could be much worse.

​​But, unfortunately, though men's hearts are now failing them for fear (Luke 21:26-28), the temperatures still continue to rise rapidly. This will eventually means no one could survive.

Spontaneous combustion can happen somewhere around 150 to 160 degrees, which means all the world’s green grass and trees turn brown and catch fire, especially since there is now no more rain. (See 2 Peter 3:10 and Revelation 8:7)

All the prophecies in the entire Bible WILL come to pass. Then we will know there IS a real God and he's the ONLY ONE who can save us and our Planet!

​​The lethal potential for this oil fire is staggering. It could burn for 200 years and still have plenty of fuel to burn. Why?

Realize the true nature of oil and how it is really made:
The oil is NOT buried dinosaurs rotting away into oil; (sorry Chevron, but nothing got buried 10,000 feet down). Oil is made by the Earth’s methane core under great heat and pressure.

As it works its way to the surface through miles of the Earth’s varied layers of crust, it picks up hydrogen, carbon and other elements so that when it cools near the surface it gels into asphaltic tar, oil and natural gas.
There is no such thing as ‘fossil fuel’ in the form of most of the oil on planet Earth. So, oil is simply not rotting buried dinosaur flesh or vegetation. It is abiotic. Just Google ‘abiotic oil’.

But oil contains a wide variety of chemical compounds and can be quite explosive. That is one major reason it is so lethal.

Crude oil contains a mixture of a number of non-organic (abiotic) compounds besides hydrocarbons.
Chemicals like benzene, chromium, iron, mercury, nickel, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, toluene, xylene, trace elements and other chemicals like asphaltic tars and naphthalene’s can be found in or derived from petroleum. Each of which can be dangerous or toxic to humans.

This is particularly true when oil is burnt. Oil compounds can burn so hot that they fuse themselves with the air molecules and is then breathed in to human lungs.

When nukes are used to detonate these oil deposits, the released radio activity may also be infused into the oil and its smoke by nuclear fission or fusion which would occur upon detonation.

(Note: Fission is the splitting of large atoms into two or more smaller ones while fusion is the fusing of two or more lighter atoms into a larger one.)

No one on Earth will easily survive this gargantuan train wreck. Many doomsday ‘Preppers’ don’t see it coming and neither does almost everyone else. Have your ever heard anyone talk about this?

For goodness sake, why not?! Maybe they fear loss of acceptance, prestige or clout. I can hope others will be brave enough to face these facts and spread the word.

Imagine all the ramifications of this great debacle. It’s no wonder panic and pandemonium will rule that day.
To quote Luke 21:25-26 ‘And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.

Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.’

Notice two other scriptural quotes: Matthew 24:29 and Revelation 9:2:
Jesus talks about this in Matthew 24:29: ‘Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.’ How clear and precise!

The ‘tribulation of those days’ will likely prove to be WW3. The nuking of the Middle East oil fields, and the resulting hellish fire, seems to be the most likely reason ‘the sun will be darkened and the moon shall not give her light’.

But what did Jesus mean to tell us when he said the ‘stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.’?

Well, the ‘powers of the heavens’ is the weather. With the dramatic darkening, sunlight will no longer be able to evaporate seawater into clouds to make rain.

Of course, no rain means no crops and no drinking water. No crops or rain means no food, too.

Then what did Jesus mean by the phrase ‘the stars shall fall from heaven’? Keep in mind that stars are really suns like our own and they simply cannot fall. Why?

Consider the fact that if our own sun got even 1,000 miles closer to the Earth, we would all likely perish as Earth melts. So, he was not likely talking about stars at all.

In my view, the answer is artificial stars we call satellites. Some 22,500 of them are out there keeping the Internet alive, along with GPS, Cell Phones, TV and Radio, and other technologies.

These satellites are kept up there by radio telescopes and the engineers that man them every day from the ground.

Simply put, the engineers normally and on a daily round-the-clock basis, monitor each and every satellite.
When necessary, these engineers and technicians beam a signal to each satellite which fires onboard retro-rockets which make course corrections and attitude/altitude adjustments keeping them in their proper orbit.

If the sun is so darkened by the black oil smoke that these signals or their techies cannot do their jobs, guess what happens? Yep! Without them and their ability to do this work, all 22,500 satellites would come crashing down.

Jesus said the stars would fall from the sky (Matthew 24:29). Could these 'stars' be man-made ones?​​

Put another way, and quite unfortunately, the smoke cloud cover would bring an abrupt halt to this activity, causing them to fall. So much for the Internet!

Obviously, you do not want one of these to land in your neighborhood. They won’t all burn up on re-entry, but if they hit the Earth, you can bet they will do a lot of damage.

Some of them are as big as a two-story house. When they hit the ground, they could hit at speeds of more than 2,000 mph, causing devastation and massive loss of life.

This will be the end of anything satellite, such as TV, the Internet, Satellite Radio, GPS and some cell phone services, just to name a few.

Yes, if these stars Jesus was referring to are man-made, then Jesus predicted the end of the Internet!

Notice this unmistakable verse in Revelation 9:2: ‘And he opened the bottomless pit and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.’

It cannot be put more succinctly. Clearly, there is a collective 'bottomless pit' and it is filled with something that will burn or explode on fire, my guess would be oil.

The fire is like that of ‘a great furnace’. That would be the understatement of all time, seems to me. As our Earth turns, it will gradually darken the skies around our entire planet.

None of us wants this to happen for obvious reasons. But some people have so much hatred for life and for each other, they lose their ability to care. That is why it seems inevitable. Many Islamic factions prefer death over life, seems to me.

But, there will be a 'great rebirthing' outcome of it all, in spite of all the trouble we are bringing on ourselves as human beings.

Thank God we have a real, live Savior who is ready, willing and able to come to our rescue. He alone can and will save the planet from extinction!

After all, he’s Earth’s Creator and Owner and he has the power to bring it back from the brink of destruction and annihilation of Earth’s people and animals.

He will put down every enemy, stop the war-making possibilities and restore life on Earth. Then he will take control of every government and rule all nations with a rod of iron.

That is precisely why we can call him the ‘Savior of the world’. He’s returning to take control of every nation, government and kingdom on Earth.

Yes, it is Jesus, our Creator. He’s not just about personal forgiveness of sins, but collective forgiveness of the sins of all of mankind, worldwide and all-encompassing.

Jesus is destined to become the King of the world to take over, even if by force, all governments on Earth. According to the Bible, it is a quite literal kingdom or government, not just a pseudo kingdom set up in our hearts.

As our Creator, he is the ONLY One powerful enough to save the Earth and its people, though few may be left alive. This is exactly what he will do.

Only Noah and his family were left behind alive in the Ark at the time of the flood. Only Lot and his two daughters were left behind alive at the time of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

​​Everyone else was swept away and perished. Jesus told us the end would come 'as it was in the days of Noah and Lot'.

Only God can know who or how many will survive the worldwide disaster called World War Three. But a remnant WILL be left alive to repopulate the Earth.

His people or the ‘saints’ may be the only ones left to repopulate the Earth after it is all over. Noah and Lot were ‘righteous’. Maybe this will be true for us as well, and because of the return of Jesus Christ as LORD, God and King, the Rebirth of Planet Earth, will come!

In Isaiah 24:6 the prophet says: ‘Therefore, has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.’

The Churches have universally ignored or missed all of this because seldom do they read anything from the ‘Old Testament’. Or, really anything potentially hazardous to the status quo, like prophecy. Maybe it’s just too unpalatable for their parishioners.

For the record, Jesus himself supported ‘the Law and the Prophets’ and so do I. In Luke 16:31, Jesus said ‘If the hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.’ which means he upheld the validity of the so-called Old Testament.

Today, they only teach about Christian living and the Gospel of personal forgiveness, instead of facing these truths.
Or else they teach that we are the ones to ‘bring in the kingdom’ by accepting Jesus into our hearts as our personal Savior. We get ‘brownie points’ by proselytizing others into the kingdom.

This would mean we don’t really need Jesus to come back again at all. Do we really see the 'immortal soul' in the Bible? Or for that matter, many of the major doctrines about going to heaven (or hell) clearly spelled out or backed by scripture? 

​​If we go immediately to our 'reward' at death, why have a resurrection from the dead? It would mean we don’t need him to come and save us, for we can do all things without him.

But clearly, the world and its people need much more than what we can do for ourselves, because certain death for all Earth dwellers is lurking on our door step. That is really where we are today.

It seems there is no way we are going to avoid the great catastrophe of World War 3. Few are even talking about this, let alone getting even half-way prepared for it. The only way to prep for it is to stay close to our only Savior on a daily basis.

Can we face the fact that even Jesus cannot save us if we are dead? (That is, unless he offers salvation in the resurrection.)

The day a person dies, that is the end of his consciousness. He can no longer make choices about anything.
According to Psalm 146:3-4: 'Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goes forth; he returns to his earth; in that very day his ‘thoughts perish’.

We do not have immortal souls that continue on living after we die.

God only possesses immortality according to 1 Timothy 6:14-16 which says: 14 ‘That you keep this commandment without spot, un-rebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:​
15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.’

But are there more Earth-impacting ramifications to consider? Unfortunately yes, such as a lingering global earthquake. Can you imagine such an earthquake that would last for months?
So severe will be this earthquake that ‘every wall shall fall’ and the ‘mountains shall be brought low and the valleys filled’ with the rubble.

Here it is from Ezekiel 38:20: ‘So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence; and the mountains shall be thrown down and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground…’

He is not kidding around about this. But, what could possibly make the earthquake so violently as to bring every wall down to the ground and every mountain and hill be shaken into pea gravel that will fill every valley?

Note what John the Baptist said in Luke 3:5-6:
5 ‘Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’

Here John the Baptist is quoting from the book of Isaiah, Chapter 40:
3 ‘The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make it straight in the desert, a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.’

So, how could this be? One scenario is that with the global increase in air temperature caused by the great fire, the polar ice would completely melt away.

Where would the water go but to the sea? This could make all the islands and coastal lands submerge as well. Tidal waves or tsunamis could do much damage.

Revelation 16:20: ‘And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.’ (See also Chapter 6:14). That is due to the melted ice water will cause the oceans to rise and submerge every island, and the mountains will be shaken into gravel.

This happens mainly because the 5,500,000 square miles of Antarctica ice melted, throwing the whole Earth out of balance, causing it to ‘reel to and from like a drunkard’ and the Earth turned upside down.

Notice Isaiah 24:1-3: ‘Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof., and it shall be as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.

The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD has spoken this word.’
In other words, in that day, everyone will be in the same jeopardy, regardless of his or her status in society.

Could anyone live through such a mega-disaster as this? Apparently, a few will.
Verse 20 states ‘The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard…’ No wonder the seas and the waves will roar. This may very well mean devastating tidal waves or tsunamis.

Let’s face the fact that without the Bible, people are necessarily lost about their precious futures. There is NO other source of this kind of information.

It is proof of God and proof the Bible is his word, still ahead of its time. The Bible will perpetually be the only source of absolute and accurate information about the future.

All governments of mankind will be dissolved and their power reduced to that of a puny man. In other words, it will be every man for himself.

Let’s look at Ezekiel 38:21-23: ‘And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.’

This scripture says there will also be an overflowing rain, great hailstones falling along with fire and brimstone. Brimstone is white sulfur which burns at hundreds of degrees and gives off Sulfur Dioxide, a stinky poisonous gas.

Neither status in society, nor wealth will matter at all in those days. Notice Isaiah 2:17-21:
17 ‘And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.’

But to clarify, it’s not that every square inch of the Earth will become molten, as some believe and teach. But with so much heat building up, many will be scorched and die of heat prostration.

Here’s what it says about this in Revelation 16:9: ‘And men were scorched with great heat and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues; and they repented not to give him glory.’
On men, painful sores will come, possibly blisters from the intense heat. Along with that, thunders and lightning strikes possibly implying mighty thunderstorm activity with the great earthquake.

Next is the final battle, Armageddon. I believe there is good reason to understand this to be the same thing as God’s ‘winepress’.

In Revelation 14:20 it says ‘And the winepress was trodden without (outside) the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of 1,600 furlongs.’ That is about 200 miles. That’s a lot of blood and a lot of dead people.

The bottom line to this ugly scenario is this: only the return of Christ to fight against and prevail against all his enemies will save our wonderful planet from total destruction. The arrogance, pomp and pride of mere mortals will be silenced by all this.

The world is going to need a massive makeover, for it is now irreparably damaged and incapable of supporting life. We will need a mighty Savior, if mankind is to survive.

Now the GOOD NEWS:

But all the news is not bad news. Jesus will come in power and great glory and all the holy resurrected saints and holy angels with him to rescue and save planet Earth.

Jesus Christ IS alive today, but he is not yet here on Planet Earth. It is not yet the right timing for his appearing. Why?

Because the ‘fullness of the Gentiles has not yet fully come in, but that day is fast approaching. Then he will come back into his world.

He is the One who created it and owns it. He cares enough for it he was willing to die for it a horrible death.
When he comes, it will be in POWER and GREAT GLORY.

As Earth’s Creator, he alone will know how to fix all the problems we are going to make for him to fix. He alone wields the power to make it all right again.

This is the beginning of the good news. This is the real gospel the Christian church is failing miserably to preach.
Leave out the ‘Old Testament’ and you leave out two thirds of the Bible. That’s one thing wrong with the church.
The church is made up of individuals. But today, they are dumbed down to think the gospel is just about personal salvation.

Jesus will have to straighten the crooked ways of the church and every individual in it. But the true gospel is the good news that we have a real, literal on-the-ground Savior who is coming to rescue our planet alive.
He will take over and make over EVERY government. Politics will be history, thank God! And we, as his children, will reign under him.

Here's a partial listing of Bible texts that talk about Jesus as King of kings:​ Ps 72:11 +Dan 7:14, 27 +Mt 24:14 +Lu 1:33 + Ps 22:27 + Rev 11:15 +Dan 7:18 + Dan 2:44 + Ps 85:9 +Isa 52:7 thru 55:13 + Ps 86:9 +Isa 9:6-7 + Zep 3:15-20 +Isa 54:3 + Ps 145:13 + Ps 2:6-12 + Rev 19:6 +17:14 +Ps 67:4 ​+ Zec 14:9 + Obad 1:21 + Dan 7:22 + Dan 4:34-37 +Isa 26:9 + Isa 11:1-16 + 60:11-16 + 49:23-26 + Ps 149:5-9 + Rev 20:4 

Go with me to Daniel 7:27: ‘And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.’

The true Gospel is the good news that we have a real Savior, powerful enough to save the world alive and restore it back to health like the Garden of Eden.

It involves not just his return to siphon off the Christians in the so-called ‘Rapture’, where the saints secretly disappear leaving their clothes behind while the rest of the world burns. No, that is mere fantasy based on fiction, not the Bible, and it is not going to happen. Rather, it includes the resurrection of his saints ancient and current.

Plus, it’s the elimination of all armies on Earth, the supernatural dispersing of the smoke and heat, the restitution of all things necessary for life.

Further, is will be the establishment of one world government in the hands of Jesus and his saints.
Only Jesus could do this.

He is Earth’s Creator and Owner. He cares about his creation and his people. He will not allow us to be totally destroyed.

Here is where churches make their biggest mistake: Every one of them, with few exceptions, teaches that the so-called Old Testament is now ‘done away’ and thus refuse to teach the truths it contains.

They do not encourage Christians to read or study the ‘Old Testament’, a Publishers' title not in any of the manuscripts and certainly not inspired by God.

They water down the gospel to just being about them and their personal forgiveness and personal salvation, instead of it being about the rescue of the entire planet by the Almighty King of kings.

They so despise the idea that people must ‘obey’ and that God makes ‘rules’ for people to follow which lead them to life and all the good things it has to offer. Instead, they reject the ‘law’ as if it was bad.

Yet the Apostle Paul tells us that the law is ‘holy, just and good’ in Romans 7:12. Seldom will we hear that in church services. Why this hatred for truth?

Government of the remaining millions left alive on Earth, will be handed over to the saints (believers) of the most High God. These are the ones who have ‘kept (his) word and not denied (his) name.’ Revelation 3:8.

Because of their love toward God and their love toward his people, they already know how to care-give them. Service is the key to love, rulership or government.

The saints will all be public servants. It’s not about ‘lording it over’ them. So they will be fully ready to reign with Christ. It’s all a matter of spirit and attitude.

In Revelation 5:10 it says: ‘And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.’
Revelation 11:15b says: ‘…The kingdoms of this world (have) become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.’

Revelation 20:6 says: ‘Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.’

Revelation 22:5 ‘And there shall be no night there and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign forever and ever.’

So, what will their ‘reign of love’ do? Let’s check out Isaiah 11 for starters:
‘1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: (that would be none other than Jesus himself)

​2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

​3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

4 But with righteousness (love) shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

​5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

​6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

​8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the
​Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

15 And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry shod.

16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.’

The world will thus undergo an incredible, major and massive makeover and thus be REBORN. Even the nature of man and beast will be changed and rendered harmless.

The Holy Spirit will probably move and motivate everything in those days. But there’s still more.
Look at the difference between our world and the world to come, which is contrasted for us in Isaiah 35:
‘1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.

3 Strengthen the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.

5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up there on, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:

10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

These improvements can only come from God himself. The Devil will be off the scene and the knowledge of God will be ubiquitous in one and all.

Now true life can begin. War and hostility will cease. Religion or the worship of other gods will be gone forever, as will all other forms of human corruption.

God’s Holy Spirit will pervade each and every heart, causing them to love one another, as Jesus taught: they will love sacrificially.

Society will slow down so life can be enjoyed again in peace, quiet, health and harmony. Joy and gladness will replace the spirit of heaviness.

Agriculture will revert to small family farms. Big agribusiness, which rapes the consumer and our precious soil, will be gone and forgotten forever.

Self-indulgence, obesity, drug use, tobacco use, crime, politics, violence, greed, big cities, travel, education, the media, pornography… you name it… great changes are on the way for our dear Mother Earth and all the people.
Jesus indeed will return to rescue the planet he owns and he will cause it to be restored. As a result, we will all walk in ‘newness of life’.

The good fruits of the Holy Spirit will be in all people. In Galatians 5:22-26 we read: ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

This is the ONLY way we will ever have lasting world peace: Jesus comes to restore his planet, put down his enemies, establish his world government and dispense his Spirit of love.

All those wonderful fruits will be the joyful result in every person! Just imagine it! Nothing that good has ever happened on Earth.

This will probably turn out to be the ‘restitution of all things’ mentioned in Acts 3: 20 ‘And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, ‘A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall you hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.’

Imagine what it will be when Jesus comes here to live! He will reign as Earth’s permanent KING of kings and LORD of lords. Only the worship of the One and Only True God will happen.

Notice Revelation 21:1-7:
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son’.

WOW! No more pain or crying. No more sea. No more death!
All things are now made NEW! This is the ultimate makeover of Planet Earth. We ultimately inherit it all… including the entire universe!

The whole Earth is at rest and enjoying real and permanent peace! This has never happened before.
It is the permanent end of religion, thank God! His enemies will all die permanent deaths, never to be raised to life again. Even the memory of them shall be forgotten!

Here’s the way ancient King Solomon put it in Ecclesiastes 9:5-6:
5 ‘For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

​​6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun.

They will not be consciously tormented in the flames of Hell for eternity. (See Jeremiah 51:39 and 57) {Read my book on Hell entitled: ‘Why Lie About Hell?’ at this website or for your Kindle on Amazon}

All of this ‘newness’ appeals greatly to me. That is what I look forward to with all my being. I hope you do to. It is the real gospel or ‘Good News’. But before I conclude this message, allow me to further elaborate on our purpose or life’s mission.

What is God ultimately doing in his universe? What has he purposed and planned for it all?
What are God’s aspirations, hopes, plans and dreams? Does what he planned include us? If so, how and has he left clues in his word for us to find?

Do we humans really ‘go to heaven’ somewhere to ‘be with the Lord’ the instant we die? Would you believe me if I told you Jesus said ‘no one goes to heaven’?

Read it for yourself in John 3:12-13:

12 ‘If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man.’

The big question becomes: ‘Do I believe Jesus or mere men? Did you know he said this? Many pastors will never use this verse in a sermon because they cannot explain it or they want to avoid having to explain it.

Others read right over it without any explanation at all. Just for the fun of it, I suggest you try to pin a pastor down about it and see what he says.

Misunderstanding about the concept of ‘going to heaven’ is nearly universally taught in churches.
But to answer the question, no, people do not ‘go to heaven’ when they die; rather God is coming here to live with us.

Remember what we covered above from Revelation 21:3: ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.’
He did not say we would go to be with him, but that he would come and dwell here on Earth with us.

Remember Jesus words from John 14:

1 ‘Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.’

Jesus told us he went to prepare a place for us and then to come back to receive us so we’d be together. He did not say it would be in some nebulous ‘cloud heaven’ wearing our long white robes, with halos around our heads, having wings on our backs and carrying our harps.

You may have seen an old Wile E. Coyote cartoon episode where he’s chasing the Roadrunner, but loses his footing around a curve on the side of a mountain and falls to his death at the bottom of the ravine.

There’s a puff of dust and we see hapless Wile E. Coyote evaporate into this translucent image of himself in a white robe and sporting a halo overhead and wings out the back.

As he commences his ascent into his portion of heaven which is a mere cloud, we see him praying all the way. I believe this was intended to be a spoof about the silly ideas people have about their concept of heaven.

But most of us have probably seen the Charmin bathroom tissue commercials with little babies floating around in white clouds and blue skies, playing with rolls of toilet paper. Is this not their silly perception of heaven?

Because of the way it is not discussed in church, their concept of heaven seems to be a good indication as to why people, especially young people, are losing interest in Christianity… there is no realistic, Bible-based all-encompassing or transcendent goal for the Christian.

Heaven is a vague ambiguous place of eternal rest or retirement. Or it is just stupid or silly in these commercials, cartoons or artwork.

In my view this is absurdly boring and unimaginative on God’s part and totally erroneous.  Are you kidding me?

God can create the entire universe with billions of stars and planets, untold numbers of incredibly complicated and complex life forms, but all he can come up with as our ultimate destiny is a boring albeit permanent retirement in the clouds?!

What does this silly concept of heaven have to do with the reality of the entire universe and your place in it?
Let’s give our great God a little more credit, shall we? So let’s see if we can find out what he’s really doing, from the pages of his own word, the Holy Bible.

Isaiah 40 has some valuable insights for us:
21‘Have ye not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

22 It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:

Further in verse 25… ‘To whom then will you liken me, or shall I be equal? Says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that brings out their host by number: he calls them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one fails.

Then in Chapter 51 and verse 15-16:
15 ‘But I am the Lord your God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The Lord of hosts is his name.

16 And I have put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, ‘You are my people.’ (KJV).

Seems to me this word 'plant' in the King James Version is used as it is elsewhere as ‘to plant a people’ or ‘build a colony’. God has covered us with the work of Jesus, so that he can 'plant people' in the heavens. In other words, God is colonizing the universe! (See Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon on the word ‘na’ta’—Strong’s Word number H5193)

Let’s look at another quote from Isaiah in Chapter 45:
18 ‘For thus says the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.

19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain’. I the Lord speak righteousness; I declare things that are right.’

God is the One responsible for creating the entire universe… every planet and every star. He created it all and he created it not in vain but to be inhabited. He not only made the Earth but also the heavens.

To ‘establish’ it can (and in my line of thought ultimately does) include every habitable planet. He is establishing colonies of his children living in righteousness across the ever-expanding universe, starting with the Earth.

You can call that my opinion if you like, but can you find a greater thrill, plan or purpose for all that God has built?

​Can there be any greater plan or goal than this? What greater thing can you dream of? What else could we expect from our Great God?

Then on to verses 21-23:
21 Tell and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the Lord? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me.

22 Look unto me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

​​24 Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

25 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

On to Isaiah 66:
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.

23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says the Lord.

24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Here God says he will make a new heavens and a new Earth. What will be new about these ancient planets and stars is life.

Don’t think for a moment God would dissolve all stars and planets just to build a new heavens and a new earth to replace them.

Why would he go to all that effort, energy and time? He would have wasted his already done creation. He’s not about to do any such thing.

Wasting things is not in his nature. Jesus told his disciples in John 6:12: ‘…When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.’

That is God’s nature… he hates waste. So why would he waste the existing ginormous universe filled with billions of galaxies each with billions of stars and planets, only to rebuild a new set?

In my opinion, they will be Renewed by bringing them to life through God’s children, who do what they see their Father do! And what is that? He builds worlds and fills them with his children!

Can you imagine helping God build life on other planets? Nothing could be more fun or thrilling than that. Think it over and listen to what God is saying. Pray about it.

Imagine exploring space with no need at all for a spaceship! As Spirit rather than mere flesh, space travel will be no problem. Rather it will be a great thrill!

I had the privilege of an overnight camping trip with a widely known pastor. That night the stars were out in full force and we could see billions of them. We could even see galaxies full of stars.

We talked about heaven. He told me he thought heaven would be like the Holodeck on the Starship Enterprise.
It’s this black room with a white grid on the floor, walls and ceiling. On one wall is a computer touch screen. After a few buttons are pushed, the room becomes the scene you program into the computer.

If you want to ride horses today, just program it. You could play tennis, go skiing or hang gliding. Every day it would be something new to do or see.

But to me this view of heaven ultimately fails the test of time. Would God enjoy such a thing? No.

I told him my concept of heaven is much different. I said ‘See all those stars out there? God is bringing it all to life through us as his children.

​​We will be helping him bring ‘many sons to glory.’ (Hebrews 2:10)
“This is what God dreams about. It’s his Grand Design and Scheme for his creation… He builds WORLDS and then fills them with life.

‘What could thrill him about a computer game, even if he could become a part of the game?
‘He loves to build life forms and children like himself, by the billions… all different, yet integrating into the Grand Scheme of bringing the universe to life.

‘We will do what we see our Father do. He is letting us into his story! Nothing can top that!’
About a year after our camp out, he singled me out after services and pulled me aside to tell me that he has now adopted my view of heaven!

After preaching a lack-luster Earth-bound and near-sighted view for more than 40 years, he changed his tune! Good for him.

That is how we all grow. No one knows it all. We can all learn. We can begin to see things differently and accept God for the Great Creator he is.

In the so-called ‘New Testament’ book of 2 Peter 3 we read: 13 ‘Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.’

We can see that for righteousness to ‘dwell in the heavens’ it must dwell in the minds of his children; not in mere rocks! Righteousness (or Godly love) must become who we are and what we want out of living.

It will be our theme forever. We want the same things God himself wants.
We want to share his righteousness… his way of living which is love. Love is outgoing concern for the benefit of another or many others.

10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Hebrews 12:2 'Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Jesus went into the heavens to ‘prepare a place for you.’ First comes the Kingdom of God on Earth.

This place will have to be renewed totally and perfected before we’ll know enough and have enough ‘remodeling experience’ to go into the heavens and help bring them to life under the auspices of our Great Creator Father.

By the end of the first Millennium of the reign of Jesus Christ, we will have learned a lot. We will thoroughly be trained in love and how life really works because of it.

We will then know how to care for one another as God intends and how to make his creation even more beautiful.
All the former things we know today will be forgotten and never come to mind. What a new and different world it will be. That is the true gospel. It is worth spreading!

We can actually have a part in God’s great scheme. What an honor and privilege it is to be one of his! What a magnificent future we all have to look forward to!

This is the real goal of the Christian experience, if you ask me. Nothing else will ever do!
Now that this information has reached you, I hope you share it with great joy, hope and love. Let God fill you with himself. He will do great things through you.

This is what he has been planning for you all along. What could be greater?
May God grant you a place at his table every night for all time to come! Ask him exactly what you can do to advance his cause and he will direct you!

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Elbert Hardy

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