The signs of Christ’s return mark a tiny blip on the line of history. They are only few short years that preclude Christ’s reign on Earth for 1,000 years.

These times of testing are a short bridge between the temporal and the eternal.

Those who sincerely place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross to pay for their sins and ask Him to be their Lord and Savior are at that moment marked with a seal , God’s “Holy Spirit, the down payment that guarantees the purchased possession resurvey in Heaven for you.” Ephesians 3:13-14 (The Holy Bible)

This is Ultimate Hope. It comes from trusting Jesus’s Ultimate Love expressed for us on the Cross by His willful obedience to God to pay for our sins. No greater love has ever been expressed.

The end of the age begins with “Rider on a White Horse bent on conquest.” This Rider may turn out to be Vladimir Putin and his conquest to capture Ukraine. This is the first seal of 7 seals of a time of testing to be opened that proceed the rapture and final judgment on the Earth by God’s command to His Holy Angels.

The second seal is “A rider on a red horse. To him is given a very large sword with which he takes peace from the Earth so that men kill each other.”

This red horse could be China as it takes Taiwan.

The economic fallout of war with China and Russia could collapse many of the economies and supply chains of the world’s western and NATO nations.

The Book of Revelation reminds us repeatedly that these events and others call for “the patient endurance of the Saints”, all who have trust in Christ as Savior and Lord.

Do you have Ultimate Hope?

Believe in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord and ask Him to into your Heart and He will save you and write your name in The Book of Life as foretold in the Book of Revelation and He will never leave you. The time of testing to come and the patient endurance we all will need require eyes of faith that are fixed on our beloved Savior Jesus Christ.