God is working out His purpose and that includes allowing mankind to try and solve their
own problems which have resulted in man deciding for himself what is right and wrong.

The first two human beings on the earth, Adam and Eve, took of the fruit of the tree (the
knowledge of good and evil) that God had forbidden them to eat.  They decided (with
Satan's help) that they knew better than God did just what was best for them.  They
continued in deciding for themselves and spurning Gods instructions, and so did their
children after them on down through time until now.

In God's purpose He planned that He would allow mankind to choose whether to follow
His instructions or to decide for himself what is best.  He planned that if man decided for
himself what is best that He would allow the results of his decisions to occur.  He also
planned that He would give mankind enough time for him to reach the end of his rope
and to come to the place where he would destroy himself.

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning
of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  22 And except those days should be
shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be
shortened .

To prevent this from happening God will intervene by sending Jesus Christ back to this

This intervention is described in
Zechariah 14:  1 ¶ Behold, the day of the LORD cometh,
and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and
the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into
captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.  3 Then shall
the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of

4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before
Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward
the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the
mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall
reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days
of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:  7 But it
shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come
to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

8 ¶ And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of
them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in
winter shall it be.

9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and
his name one.

10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it
shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the
first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's wine

11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem
shall be safely inhabited.    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite
all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while
they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their
tongue shall consume away in their mouth.  13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that
a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on
the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.  

14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem;                
and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and
silver, and apparel, in great abundance. 15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of
the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents,
as this plague. 16 ¶ And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations
which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King,
the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto
Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be
the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the
feast of tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come
not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Notice that it says that He shall be king over all the earth.

In Revelation  20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on
such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and
shall reign with him a thousand years.

God purposed to allow man to live this lifetime now in this present age as he chose, and
reap the results and die and rest in the grave until He sent Jesus to this earth to rule it
for a thousand years.

In Revelation above it speaks of a first resurrection.  God determined there would be
two resurrections.  The first one at the return of The Savior, and the second one at the
end of the thousand years.  

Those in the first resurrection will reign with Christ for the thousand years.  A few,
compared to the billions that are born, are hand picked by The Father and are called to
know the truth, and to judgment in this age.

oh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I
will raise him up at the last day.

They, like Jesus, must overcome in this present evil age when Satan is allowed to work
his work of deceit.  If they endure in following God's instructions until the end of their
lives, or until Jesus returns, they will have developed the character that is necessary to
be born into the kingdom of God, and will be in the first resurrection.  

Rev. 20: 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto
them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for
the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither
had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and
reigned with Christ a thousand years.

The remainder of mankind will be brought back to life and to judgment in the second
resurrection at the end of the thousand years.
Rev. 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived
not again until the thousand years were finished. This (s
peaking of the first resurrection
described above)
is the first resurrection.  6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the
first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of
God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

To read about the second resurrection to judgment:  CLICK HERE

Verse 6 speaks of a second death.  We read about that in verse  14 And death and hell
were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not
found written in the book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

All of these who are in the second resurrection will have died once in this age.  They will
be brought back to life as flesh and blood beings in this second resurrection, and if they
do not repent and follow the instructions of God (their names are not found written in
the book of life that was opened to them) they will be  cast into the lake of fire and die
again, a second time.  

God has allowed man to do what seemed right to him and allowed him to suffer the
results, wars in which millions are killed, murders, rapes, and all kinds of bad things
happening because of the result of not following the only way to peace, the way of love,
the way of God's instructions.  These, in this resurrection have suffered all of these
things and know the end result of man going his own way.  They will know that the end
result was death, and except for the mercy and purpose of God, they would have been
gone forever.  Only a few will refuse to repent and to follow the instructions of God
instead of the dictates of their own desires.        

God wants everyone to inherit eternal life.   2Pe 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning
his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing
that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

So He allows man to suffer the results of the transgression of His law knowing that the
vast majority, after suffering in this life will be willing to follow His way, His law.  

When Jesus returns and establishes the government of God over the nations, forcing  all
nations to practice the law of love (the ten commandments) (Re 19:15 And out of his
mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule
them with a rod of iron: ) , they will come to realize that in doing so they reap the
results, which is peace, joy, and everything they were trying to obtain by rejecting God's
way and doing what seemed right to them.  

When Jesus returns and stops mankind from continuing on until they would have
destroyed themselves, many will be willing to submit to His government, because they
have experienced the end results of man ruling himself, man ruling over man.  They will
know that man's way led them to the brink of annihilation.   

All who repent and willingly submit and are baptized will receive the gift of the holy
spirit.  They like the saints in the age before the coming of The Messiah to rule the world,
will then start developing godly character and when they have completed the
maturation, they will be born into the Kingdom of God.