It is all around you. The noise, the hubbub and the scores of distractions that prevent most people from thinking deeply about the purpose for their lives. Very few people on this earth—including professing Christians—even remotely understand the Supreme Purpose for which they were created. But you can truly understand—if you are willing to sincerely and humbly seek that understanding and the knowledge of the true God.
Yes! Please wake up! False "gods" and false religions and false teachings fill this entire world. How dare I say that? Because your own Bible says it over and over in many different ways. Yet this basic fact makes most people uncomfortable. They do not like to even consider that they may be greatly deceived about the most vital questions in all of life—why we were born, what is the genuine purpose for our lives, and how you and I can fulfill that great purpose.
The "key" to understanding is to be willing to humble oneself, to take time to think deeply about the basic questions of life. Then, we all need to pray fervently for understanding, for the willingness to prove to ourselves that the Holy Bible really does have the answers to these questions—if we are willing to believe that the Bible says what it means and means what it says!
"But," you may ask, "don't most Christians believe that?"
No! They honestly do not! For in dozens and scores of teachings, the "mainstream" churches of this world believe dozens of doctrines and ideas diametrically contrary to what your Bible clearly says!
For instance, the vast majority of professing Christians constantly talk about "going to heaven" when they die. They continually indicate that the eternal reward of a true Christian is to "go to heaven" with essentially nothing to do for all eternity.
Nothing to do? Having a sense of emptiness and no activity for all eternity? Sounds pretty exciting, eh? But we need to ask ourselves, what kind of God would put us into eternity with nothing to do, no sense of accomplishment and simply sitting around in emptiness forever?
My friends, what does the Bible actually say—over and over—about life after death? Jesus Christ said, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5). Jesus directly stated, "No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven" (John 3:13). Again, Christ is prophesied in the Bible to return to this earth and rule over the Kingdom here on this earth, not up in heaven: "Then the seventh angel sounded: and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, 'The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!'" (Revelation 11:15).
Will the true saints of God assist Christ in ruling this earth? Or will they be off in heaven with nothing to do? Again, the inspired Bible answers, "And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—'He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter's vessels'—as I also have received from My Father" (Revelation 2:26–27).
So the reason true Christians should be "overcomers" is that we are now "in training"—preparing to assist Christ in ruling this earth in Tomorrow's World! Over and over, your Bible talks about this as the genuine purpose for which we ought to be preparing and as the responsibility we will be having in the resurrection from the dead in the soon-coming Kingdom of God. In the inspired "song of the saints" we read about what the genuine reward of the saints will be. The saints are pictured singing about their coming reward and about Jesus Christ: "And they sang a new song, saying: 'You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth'" (Revelation 5:9–10).
Yes! True saints will be assisting Jesus Christ to "reign"—or to rule—on the earth!
In 1 Corinthians 6:1–5, the Apostle Paul was inspired to tell us about the future of the true saints of God. He describes how we are—in personal disputes—not to allow ourselves to be "judged" by the outside world, but rather by true leaders in God's Church. He says, "Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?" (vv. 2–3). So the true saints are now "in training" to "judge the world." And, in the future, we are actually to assist God, as we "shall judge angels."
Truly, the magnificent future which awaits all human beings in the very Kingdom or Family of God is almost beyond human comprehension. For we are made "in the image" of God in more ways than one. He is working with us—if we are willing to surrender to Him. He is fashioning and molding us. He is teaching us lessons for all eternity. But we have got to be willing to genuinely surrender to our Creator and seek His purpose, His will in our lives. Very few people on earth are willing to do that at this time. For God has truly "blinded" most people, as the Bible clearly indicates. Yet, many of you who read this are probably being "called" or you would not be reading the Truth of God on a regular basis!
So, do you want genuine understanding of the real purpose for your life? Are you willing to go above and beyond and "seek" for that purpose? Are you willing to exercise faith and courage to attain the purpose for which you were born? When "great multitudes" were following Christ, He realized that most of them were not really willing to go "all the way" in being His disciples! So He said to them, "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate (or love less by comparison) his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple" (Luke 14:26–27).
Each of you subscribers will have to face this issue at some point in your lives. As the prophetic events we have predicted for decades come toward their final conclusion, as the human societies around us come crashing down and the "world" as we have known it slowly begins to change in very bad ways, what will you do? Again, may God give you the faith and courage to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). May He give you the faith and courage to love Christ more than "father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and h is own life also."
If you sincerely want to be God's servant, to have eternal life in Tomorrow's World, and fulfill your purpose for life, then please begin to act. Learn to genuinely study the articles in this magazine—proving what they say by checking up with the scripture references in your own Bible. Try to regularly view the Tomorrow's World telecast and, again, check up on us by following the scriptures in your own Bible. Write for and receive our free booklets on so many extremely vital topics and prove what they say from your Bible.
Finally, I tell you sincerely that one of the most powerful tools available to you in the entire world today is the Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course. This course—like all our literature—is absolutely free without obligation. I encourage you—indeed I urge you in the name of Jesus Christ—to contact us to request your free enrollment in the Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course. This course will take you, step-by-step, through the basic truths of the entire Bible if you will read it and study it along with your own Bible and prove these truths to yourself. It will genuinely transform your life! The only thing you are required to do is to put forth the time and the effort to genuinely study this course and be willing to understand and learn what your Bible actually says. May God give you the understanding, the faith and the courage to take action in all of the above ways so that you may do your part in preparing for the purpose for which you were created!