Summary: It is significant that all human attempts to hold the nations together have failed: Dan 2:43
THE NEW WORLD ORDER
A. OUR PRESENT WORLD IS WITHOUT PARALLEL IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATIONS
1. Scientific development:
a. Harnessing the Atom
b. The intercontinental missile
c. Space travel
2. Things that were new, but yesterday, are old today:
a. Nations are in great fear of what shall be tomorrow - Luke 21:25, 26
b. Feverish preparation against the inevitable of tomorrow seems like a nightmare to a careful observer of current events - Joel 3:9-14; Isa.
c. The alarming part of present day conditions is the steady decline of the morals of the people in the home and in society in general - 2 Tim. 3:1-9
B. THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
1. What about the world of tomorrow?
a. Are you interested in the predictions of Bible prophecy about the world of tomorrow?
b. Nebuchadnezzar was: Dan. 2:29
c. Peter was: 2 Pet. 3:13
d. The saints of all ages have been deeply interested n Bible prophecy - Heb. 11:13-16
2. Who holds the future in his hand?
a. Is it the scientist? Dan. 2:1-45
b. Christ and Christ alone has the destiny of the world of tomorrow in His hand - Isa. 40:12-15; 41:21-24; Ps. 2:6-12
c. He is the lawful heir to the world of tomorrow - Matt. 21:38; Heb. 1:1-9
3. Prophetic forecast about the world of tomorrow:
a. Babylon - 606-538 B.C.
b. Medo-Persia - 538-331 B.C.
c. Greece - 331-168 B.C.
d. Rome - 168 B. C. - 376 A.D.
e. The ten kingdoms follow Rome; only seven of them remain
4. It is significant that all human attempts to hold the nations together have failed: Dan. 2:43
C. THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
1. Is not of an earthly nature:
a. "My kingdom is not of this world" - John 18:36
b. It will not be the fruit of human effort or modern skill - Zech. 4:4-8; Dan. 2:34
2. It is the ultimate result or triumph of God’s love:
a. Reclaimed by the second Adam - Mi. 4:8; Rom. 5:12-19
b. The fulfillment of God’s promise to His children - Ps. 2:1-6; Luke 1:32-34; 12:32
c. It is the earth made new - Rev. 21:1-6; 2 Pet. 3:13; Isa. 65:17; 66:22
d. It is the "Stone Kingdom" of Dan. 2:32-45
3. The world of tomorrow is still in the process of development:
a. At the present we are living in the kingdom of grace - Tit. 2:11; Rom. 5:12-19
b. This kingdom has its throne in the heart of the Christian believer - Luke 17:20, 21; Col. 1:27
4. Subjects of the world of tomorrow:
a. Not chosen because of race or wealth - Acts 10:34, 35; Deut. 7:7; Gal. 3:26-29
b. Not flesh and blood - John 1:10-12; 1 Cor. 15:50
c. The new birth is the basic condition to become a citizen of the world of tomorrow -
(1) "Ye must be born again" - John 3:3-9
(2) "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God" - 1 Cor. 15:50
d. We must bring the fruit of the kingdom of heaven - Matt. 21:41
f. Who are pure in heart - Matt. 5:5, 6; Ps. 15:1-6
g. Only the undefiled shall enter the world of tomorrow - Rev. 19:27; Gal. 5:16-23
h. Friends of mine, will you be among the citizens that will make up the inhabitants of the world of tomorrow?