GOD'S TIME OF DENUNCIATION
According to scripture, God is going to rid the world of all corrupt human governments and bring peace with His own Eternal Government. Some scriptures that speak of this are:
Daniel 2:44 During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed; no one will ever conquer it. It will shatter all these kingdoms into nothingness, but it will stand forever. -- New Living Translation
Starting in the Garden of Eden, Satan ensured that humans chose to be self-sovereign apart from God. In God's great wisdom, He allowed humans to have their rulership apart from Him, as a way of proving humans really can't do it well without Him. God gave a specific amount of time for humans to prove themselves in this matter. Although the bible doesn't give us an exact date or time, it does show that God indeed has a time planned for it to occur (Habakkuk 2:3, Mark 13:33). Only God knows when this is, nobody else knows it, not even Christ (Matthew 24:36). Since God is the only rightful ruler of the world, it only makes sense that He will eventually reclaim His position. His denunciation will occur shortly before He does this.
There are several scriptures that point to a time when God will gather the kings and nations together for His final denunciation against them. (Isaiah 13:4-5, Jeremiah 10:10, Daniel 8:19, Daniel 11:36, Zephaniah 3:8). The question now is: WHEN? God provided us with scriptures that give us clues as to when this denunciation is drawing near. These clues and signs leading up to His denunication are:
According to these signs, it looks as though we are living in the beginning of this time frame already. We should not let this rattle us though, because God gave us instructions to help us escape His impending wrath (though not necessarily the wrath of other humans). What instructions do we have to help us?
God is not seeking to destroy us, in fact He'd much rather save as many of us as possible (2 Peter 3:9). However, it is ultimately up to each individual to decide whether to serve him loyally.
Exactly how is this denunciation going to pass? What does the bible say about it? Much of what is in scripture on this subject is symbolic, but as our understanding grows through time, we may be able to get a better grasp of it. Meanwhile, let's check out what the bible says:
There are several scriptures that speak of a cluster of unusual, dramatic occurrences happening during the denunciation. Things such as the sun turning black, the moon turning to blood, and the stars falling from heaven (Joel 2:30, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:12-13). There are scriptures speaking of angels holding back the four winds until the final sealing of the Holy Ones is finished (Matthew 24:31, Revelation 7:1). Revelation also speaks of angels pouring out the seven bowls of God's anger into the earth (Revelation 16:1-21).
Reading through these symbol-rich passages, though we don't fully understand them yet, it shows great, dramatic events yet to come. It will be an exciting, yet terrifying time in universal history. When this time comes, may we all remember to stay loyal to our God, and remember to "Pray without ceasing."-- 1 Thessalonians 5:17.(King James Version)