The world. History. Peoples. Language. Culture. Tradition. Society. Laws. Government. The time in which we live and where we live. World events that affect our lives…ALL THESE THINGS AND EVERYTHING…
It is because the thing is established by God (prepared by God), and God will shortly bring it to pass. Genesis 41:32 (KJV)
Now here is something most of the world does not understand: that before the beginning of time, before the very beginning of human history on earth, GOD, the Almighty, Eternal Creator of Heaven and Earth, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Universe, of all life and mankind, who made all things work in the beginning just as they work today, who holds all things in place, who sustains all things, when controls all things, and who is ruler of the universe…made His “Plan of the Ages” in ‘eternity past,’ before “In the beginning…”
God has already established everybody and everything…every minute, every hour, every day, every month, every year, every century for people and events to be on the scene as God has prepared it to be, and then He brings it to pass!
To bring us to a better understanding of this principle, let’s go way back to the very first book of the Holy Bible, GENESIS. In the forty-first chapter, in the story of Joseph, one of the twelve sons of Jacob (Israel), we read of his ascendency to become the powerful, second ruler of all of Egypt. The chapter begins, “And it came to pass…”
What came to pass? The dreams God gave to Pharaoh of what was going to happen in the next fourteen years! But Pharaoh could not understand what these dreams meant, not was there anyone in all of Egypt who could interpret his dreams.
And so, just at the right time, God raises Joseph up out of prison and to stand before Pharaoh with the power to interpret his dreams, and he does!
Joseph, now thirty years old, answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” Genesis 41:16
Then Pharaoh told Joesph his dreams.
And Joseph said unto Pharoah, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God has showed Pharaoh what He is about to do.
Behold, there will come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: And there shall arise after them seven years of famine;
And all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt;
And the famine shall consume the land;
And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous (heavy). Genesis 41:29-31
And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; It Is Because The Thing Is Established By God, And God Will Shortly Bring It To Pass. Genesis 41:32
All things will come to pass as God planned it in the beginning before the earth was created! Each person, each place, each event will come to pass in God’s time in a particular century moving forward, not back, to the eventual fruition of all things ‘coming to pass.’ That’s how God works, that’s what He does…that’s what He has done; that’s what He is doing; that’s what He will do in the future, or ‘the near future just as it is written in His prophetic word in the Holy Bible: and just as the things long ago came to pass, even so will all the things still not fulfilled shall come to pass “as God has established it.”
Please let me close with this sobering thought: God has a plan and He will execute all unfulfilled future events to come at His exact timing!
The things that shall ‘come to pass’ are…
These events, briefly, first, the imminent Rapture-the “catching up” of the believing Church by Jesus Christ.
This will be followed by the “Tribulation,” a future seven-year period of “hell on earth,” as described in Revelation, chapters 6-19.
At the end of the ‘Tribulation,’ Jesus Christ comes back to earth to set up His Kingdom and reign for a thousand years.
At the end of the thousand years, Jesus will judge all unbelievers of all time and sentence them, just as Satan will be sentenced forever.
After this, God will make a new heaven and a new earth, and “the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven” will be our eternal home. Revelation 21:2
And we shall live with GOD, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in eternity, forever and ever and ever.