"Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection." - Hebrews 11:35
Although most people do not like to think about the topic of death, it is something everyone must face. However, for thousands of years, men and women of God like Job, Hannah, Isaiah and Daniel have faced death with peace and confidence, as their hope was in a future resurrection of the dead. (See Job 19:25,26, 1 Samuel 2:6, Isaiah 26:19 and Daniel 12:2.) Jesus said that the time is coming in which all those in their graves will hear His voice and will come out - those who did good things into the Resurrection of Life (a.k.a. "The Rapture"), but those who practiced evil things into the Resurrection of Condemnation. (See John 5:28,29) Jesus also said that it is the Father's will that everyone who believes in the Son may have eternal life and that He (Jesus, the Son of God) will raise him/her up on the last day. (See John 6:40.) Then, after Jesus demonstrated His love for us by dying on a cross for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried, He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and He was seen by over five hundred eyewitnesses to assure us that there is indeed a Resurrection of Life for all His followers (See 1 Corinthians 15.)
The Resurrection of Life will be a glorious, climactic event, which can be compared to the birth of a baby following a time of intense pain and labor (Matthew 24:8 and 1 Thessalonians 5:3). Jesus called this a period of "Great Tribulation," such as has never been since the beginning of the world and never again will be. (See Matthew 24:21, Jeremiah 30:7, Daniel 12:1, Revelation 2:22 and Revelation 7:14.) It will last for 42 months (See Daniel 7:25 and 12:7 and Revelation 11:2,3,6,14 and 13:5.) Thus, just as going through natural childbirth is usually the hardest time of a woman's life, so also going through the Great Tribulation will be the hardest time of history for humans, especially followers of Jesus - many of whom will be persecuted or even beheaded!
It is likely that formal disclosure of extraterrestrials (which are better termed "interdimensionals" since they are actually either bad angels, hybrid angel-human beings or cyborgs) will happen during this time (if not sooner), as some of them have already been quietly working with the US Government for decades. (See UFOs, Aliens and Alien Abductions and How to Overcome Their Evil Influence.) They and the global elite who have controlled the majority of the world's commerce, religion, education, communication, news media and military forces will have successfully deceived most of the world and will implemented an Internet control grid that includes some form of ID authentication implanted in or tattooed on people's right hands or foreheads. This is called the "Mark of the Beast," since the global leader is called the "Beast" and may actually be a hybrid. (See Revelation 13.) The Mark of the Beast may include some life extension technology and/or DNA modification that effectively turn off the part of the human brain that enables communication with God, so the Bible warns against receiving it. (See Technology to Control the World.)
After the Resurrection of Life happens, the world will experience the greatest kinetic military action of all history: Satan and his army vs. Jesus and His army. (See Revelation 19:11-21.) Jesus wins. Then He will set up a thousand year kingdom in which wars will cease and the earth will be cleaned up and healed. The Resurrection of Condemnation will occur at the end of the thousand years.
By the time Jesus returns, around half of the world will have already been killed by various kinds of disasters, wars and pandemics. (See Revelation 6-18.) After the followers of Jesus are resurrected/raptured and meet Jesus in the air, most of the world will mourn, because they will realize they are doomed to die and be punished, because they worshipped the Beast or took the Mark of the Beast. (See Revelation 14:9-11.) There will also be some survivors living outside the Internet control grid who didn't believe in Jesus but also didn't worship the Beast or take the Mark of the Beast. They will live and repopulate the earth.
All of history is about the struggle between good and evil: love vs. hatred, light vs. darkness, Yahweh Jesus vs. Lucifer/Satan, and the children of God vs. the children of Satan. It is never too late to switch sides unless a person dies or takes the Mark of the Beast. The right choice is to follow Jesus. He loves every one of us and demonstrated His love by dying for us. He gives us the freedom to choose, because all valuable relationships are voluntary. Following Jesus is not easy. It requires denying selfish desires, personal sacrifice and great endurance, especially in the time of the Great Tribulation, but the Bible promises God's help when we ask and great reward and joy after the Resurrection of Life (a.k.a. The Rapture.)
The best resource is the Bible. Beginners can start in the Gospel of John and then read the other Gospels and then Acts through Revelation and then the Old Testament. It is alive and useful for daily life. It is the only book in the world that is 100% true and inspired by God. Many holy men of God have risked or lost their lives as a result of helping to preserve and/or translate it into the languages of common people. It is the most powerful book in the world if people obey it, so many people are afraid of it, especially religious leaders who like to maintain power over people. Some people say it has been distorted or corrupted over time, but there is very good evidence that God has indeed preserved it.
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