As we rapidly approach the end of this millennium, many people are experiencing a tremendous fear and apprehension of the future that seems to be genetically encoded within the very fabric of their being. This isn’t the first time the world has crossed over from one millennium to another. Just prior to 1000 AD there were plagues, fire from the sky, invasions, wars, persecution and many signs that caused people to infer that the end was near. Now, a thousand years later, we have become a ‘High-tech’ world, having mastered most sciences and the environment, yet our apprehension is stronger.
We see an entire world that has deteriorated into a behavior pattern that is indeed similar to that of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah that were destroyed by God in the 19th chapter of Genesis. The United States, a country that was founded on Biblical principles, by men of character, has degenerated into the world leader in pornography, abortion, lawlessness and tolerance of evil. A new and twisted form of truth has been promulgated in which no behavior is wrong and people are no longer accountable for their actions. Those who try to speak the truth are labeled as intolerant or extremist and there are endless reasons to believe that the very stability of society is being threatened by a doctrine of mindless tolerance. Right has become wrong and wrong has become right. As a world population, we have become debased and defiled.
Second Timothy 3:1-5 says ‘But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.’ There has never been a time in history when these things were all true, worldwide – until today.
For the first time in history, the nations of the world actually have the technical capability and resources necessary to destroy civilization. In fact, the world’s military arsenals contain approximately 4 kilotons of explosive energy for every man, woman and child on the planet. The potential for world-wide war has been dramatically increased because entire nations and their Heads of State have so little character and are so evil.
The end of this millennium occurs coincidentally at the completion of a unique age, biblically. We are at the very end of the sixth millennium. God’s perfect number is seven and, according to His word, the total length of the ages is seven thousand years. The last period is described as ‘The millennium’, a time of peace, at which time Christ returns to the earth and reigns with the tribulation saints. But the ‘Millennium’ is preceded by terrible judgement and the wrath of God. If we accept the fact that we’re six thousand years into the total of seven then something very spectacular, and horribly unpleasant, should be expected any day now.
Millions of people are asking themselves some questions they have never asked before and many have reached the conclusion that mankind is no longer capable of getting itself out of the mess it is in. Many are turning to God for answers for the first time in their lives. The current renewal of the Church has resulted in those, who recognize that they are away from and don’t know God, to seek reconciliation with Him through his Son.
So there’s a wonderful and glorious solution to Y2K millennium fear! The Bible says that ‘If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved and that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved – Romans 10:13. As long as you’re born again, you have nothing to worry about regarding Y2K. You are promised eternal life – John 3:16.