The background: According to 2Tim 1:9, Jesus was there before the beginning of time. In John’s Gospel we read, "in the beginning was the WORD.” THE FINAL DESTRUCTION of the earth – which was not intended by God to be eternal – is described in poetic imagery in Psalm 102:25,26, which is quoted in Hebrews 1:11 and 12. The most graphic account of the end of the world, indeed of the entire physical universe, is found in 2Peter 3:10.
Signs Of the End of the Age can be found in Mark 13, Acts 2:14 – 21, 2Timothy 3:1; Daniel 24:30), Matt chapters 24 and 25p, Mk 13 and Luke 21; however, the most graphic account of the end of the world, indeed of the entire physical universe, is found in 2Peter 3:10. In Chapter 5, our attention is drawn to a scroll which is held in the hand of God. It is sealed with sefen seals. (Seven being the number of perfection.) It contains secrets which were completely unknown at that time.
Pestilence and Death
The Book of Revelation Chapter 6 begins with what is commonly known in the Scriptures as the “Day of the Lord,” or the day of God’s judgment on the earth. This is the beginning also of the Day of Christ because, on the same day, believers are caught up in the air to be with the Lord. They are taken from the earth, and God’s judgment is then poured out upon those who have rejected Christ. Here we have the beginning of the seven years of Tribulation – or great suffering. Daniel 9:24-27. People are transferred to the heavenly or spiritual realm. How is it that the Church has now been transferred to Heaven? Something has intervened! This transfer is spoken of as “THE RAPTURE.” 1 Thess 4:13 – 18; 1Cor 15:50 – 55.
In the words of the eminent Bible teacher and scholar Doctor David Jeremiah: “If you read the Scripture you will see that the world will be infected with pestilence that will take one quarter of the entire population of the globe – and with the pestilence in the end time will be the beasts. He will kill with hunger (famine), plague, the sword and with the beasts of the earth…What does this mean then? …There are beasts that carry disease, are there not?” (According to Scripture: One quarter of the world would be infected with a pestilence. Note: Modern prophecies concerned pestilence and death. As far back as 1980 it was prophesied that the blood supply would be contaminated.)