Friday, October 21, 2016

Telling the End from the Beginning

All nations compassed me about,
but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about,
but in the name of the LORD, I will destroy them.
They compassed me about like bees; 
they are quenched as the fire of thorns.”
Psalm 118:10–12

Then, when the thousand years come to an end, 
Satan will be released from his prison,
and he will go out to deceive the nations,
to gather them for the war.
And they came up and surrounded the camp of the saints
and the beloved city, but fire came down out of heaven
from God and devoured them.”
Revelation 20:7–9
Be patient.  God has already told us how it all will end.  He is in complete control, and His prophets have proclaimed from the beginning of the world how it all will end: “I am God. . . .  There is none like me, making the end known from the beginning, and from ancient time what has not yet happened” (Isa. 46:9–10).