The second law of thermodynamics supports the Bible statement that the Earth "will wear out like a garment" (Heb 1:11 NIV). Only Jesus Christ, the sovereign and omnipotent God, can make new what is now growing old (See Isa 51:6; 2 Peter 3:11-13). He is the only one who can save creation because He holds the universe together and not a quantum particle or power.
The Lord Jesus Christ will personally return to the Earth to reign, and the holy sovereign God will righteously judge the people of this planet (Matt 24:3-31; 1 Thess 4:13-5:11; 2 Thess 2:1-12; Rev 20:6, 23:10). Then, the first Earth and the first heavens, as they are currently known, will pass from one condition to another as they are renovated through a transition by fire as Jesus, the Alpha, and Omega – the beginning and the end - makes "everything new (2 Peter 3:10-13; Isa 65:17, 66:22-24; Rev 21:5-6 NIV).
The Bible states that there will be a universal kingdom of God on Earth one day, after a new Heaven and a new Earth are recreated by God, without any help from humanity (See Rev 21:1). This will happen after the horrific events take place prophesied in the Book of Revelation. No matter how hard one may pray or how much authority they believe they have, there is absolutely nothing that can stop this from happening.
Jesus will return only at the appointed time that was ordained by the Father - and not one microsecond sooner - no matter how much of the Earth's wealth and world systems the Church has taken dominion and control over, or because there is universal unity, or that much of the world has been put under the Old Covenant laws.
When Jesus was asked what the primary sign of His coming again was, and when the end of the age would be, He said, "Watch out that no one deceives you" (Matt. 24:4 NIV). The end times will not be preceded by a great revival or another Pentecost, but by a time of great deception.
There will be a multitude in the church who will be taught false doctrine and be deceived by many false apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers, and pastors who will stray from the written Word of God, which will cause their hearts to become cold and calloused as they fall away from the church (2 Thess 2:3, 6-10). There will also be wars and constant talk of wars. There will be hunger and earthquakes. Many will be killed and martyred for believing in Jesus Christ (See Matt 7:15-23, 24: 3-12; Mark 13; 2 Th 2:3; 2 Pet. 2:1).
Christians need to have a comprehensive working knowledge of Scripture, so they cannot be deceived or misled. The Bible commands every Born-Again Christian to test "the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1 NIV). Having a thorough knowledge of the Bible will help every Christian be a victorious spiritual warrior against wolves in sheep's clothing.
Christians should speak the truth in love. The Bible is the ONLY truth that they can hold onto because it is not subject to what a person is 'feeling' or 'seeing.'
"About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil." (Heb 5:11-14 ESV)
The Bible says that "judgment must begin at the house of God" (1 Peter 4:17 NASB). Jesus warned that false prophets and teachers "will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ," which means I am 'anointed' by God, and will intentionally deceive and mislead people through their teaching of "destructive heresies" along with "great signs and wonders" (2 Peter 2:1-3 NASB; Matt 24:3-14, 24-25 NASB). Christians are to "be watchful" and "stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong" (1 Cor 16:13 NASB), "examine everything carefully" (1 Thess 5:21 NASB), and retain sound doctrine that the Bible alone teaches "is good" (2 Thess 2:15; also 2 Tim 1:13-14 NASB) because:
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (2 Tim 3:12-17 NASB).
Every Born-Again Christian should "not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God" (1 John 4:1 NASB). They must "watch" their "life and doctrine closely" (2 Tim 4:16 NASB) and be "on guard" against "savage wolves" in sheep's clothing who "come in among" them and teach "perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them" (Acts 20:28-31 NASB). They will try to "deceive the minds of naïve people"… "by smooth talk and flattery" (Rom 16:18 NASB) who want to have their "ears tickled"… "in accordance to their own desires" and will "turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths" (2 Tim 4:1-4 NASB) and the teaching of "empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ" (Col 2:8 NASB).
Those people who teach "a gospel contrary" to what the Bible says are "to be accursed!" (Gal 1:6-9 NASB). It is not about the reader. It is all about the Author of creation. A person cannot read themselves into a verse to understand it or make the meaning fit their confirmation bias. The Born-Again Christian is implored to hold "fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict" the Bible (1 Titus 7-11 NASB) as they "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints" (Jude 3 NASB).
Time and Eternity
Time is a boundary within the fourth dimension which is a linear, chronological sequence that human beings cannot break while they are living on this planet. They can move forward in seconds of time, but they can't go faster than that or move backward. When a human being dies (which is a 100% natural certainty!), time ends for them, and eternity begins as they pass from the realm of time and space into the timelessness of eternity. Time and eternity are not the same things. Death opens the door to eternity where there is no past or future - just the present!
The Born-Again Christian, who has received Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, also receives the free gift of salvation and moves into the presence of God for all of eternity. The person who rejects Jesus moves into a realm of eternal separation from God, which is what the Bible calls Hell (Gk: Geenna).
Jesus promises His disciples that He has prepared "a place" for them and that He would "come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also" (John 14:3 NIV). One day, in the not too distant future of space-time, Jesus will come "…like a thief in the night. While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape" (1 Thess 5:2-3 NIV).
The Bible implores Christians to encourage one another with the Great News that Jesus is coming soon to take them away from this world in what is commonly referred to as the Rapture.
"The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." (1 Thess 4:16-17 NIV)
This truth is the "blessed hope of the Church" (Titus 2:13 NIV). Jesus commanded every Christian to always be "…on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:36 NIV).
The Great Power of the Cosmos
The human heart does everything it can to preserve itself by creating boundaries, even at the cost of hurting others. Christians are commanded to separate themselves from evil, false doctrine, and to flee temptation, as well as not to set boundaries around themselves. The Bible says that the Christian is to learn how to die to self and serve Jesus, without any boundaries, by relinquishing control to Him. Dying to one's self requires trusting in Him alone and loving others as Jesus loves them (See John 13:34; Rom 16:17-18; Titus 3:10; 2 Tim 2:22, 1 Cor 6:18).
Christians need to walk in love with one another. The love of God is the great POWER of the universe that He has energized them with. The love of God is found in Jesus Christ, who already came to Earth and is the one that should be tapped into for more of His love, which is the energy or power that was released at the first and only Pentecost necessary for the salvation of humankind after the Resurrection of Jesus.
The Bible does not speak of a quantum merger taking place between the powers of Heaven and the energies of Earth via a second Pentecost or the formation of a five-fold spiritual elite cast system of power positions with self-proclaimed divine authority. The first Pentecost is where the Church began, and all that is needed to live a victorious life in Christ. Any other thinking impugns both the sovereignty and omnipotence of God because the Gospel "is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" (Rom 1:16 NIV).
Love is the manifestation of the Spirit of God that animates all of reality. Because of His great love for all of humanity, the Father chose to make known "the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col 1:27 NIV).
Jesus is the author of eternal life and the "finisher of our faith," and He became "the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him" (Heb 5:9; 12:2 KJV). The Father presented Jesus "as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood" (Rom 3:25 NIV).
There is no human process to initiate a great awakening for the cells of the body of Christ so that a person can get synched-up with sounds, energy, or light coming from the heavens. Every Born-Again Christian is now found in Jesus Christ. Jesus said to His followers, "I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you" (John 14:20 NLT). He also prayed in Gethsemane that everyone who becomes Born-Again would both be in and one with the Father, just as He is both in and one with the Father.
The word 'in' is the Greek word 'en' and denotes a fixed or permanent location. It is residing in a place of rest. This secure position becomes the Christian's at the very first moment they begin a personal relationship with Jesus. They are no longer a "slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir" and are released from curse and bondage of sin (Gal 4:7 NIV).
The Born-Again Christian does not need to be trained to use their senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch to hear from God as He has already spoken through His Word, the Bible, and not through colors, vibrations, or sounds. Walking in trusting-faith means a Christian does not need to see and experience God with any of their emotional or physical senses.
The view of God that a person has is not what will change their life. The only test to know if someone truly knows God, and is in a saving relationship with Jesus, is their obedience to His commands found in the Bible and not through some mystical vision or intellectual catharsis.
Jesus summarized the true nature of the 613 Laws found in the Old Testament and taught that the first and greatest commandment was to love God with every cell of one's being (1 John 2:3-6). Then He made an amazing statement when He said that loving your neighbor as yourself is actually the same as loving God (Matt 22:37, 39). A person is in connection with the Creator of the Universe when His light and the truth (commandments) of His Word are in them.
The only process that is in Heaven and Earth that will bring a human being closer to the immortal resurrected state so that they can travel infinitely through any possible multiple dimensions of the universe is by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and repenting of their sin so that when they die they will enter into the eternity of Heaven where the space-time continuum does not exist.