On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives will split apart, making a wide valley running from east to west, for half the mountain will move toward the north and half toward the south. – Zechariah 14:4


The final battle at Jerusalem will be ended by the visible return of Christ. He will descend to the same spot on earth from which He ascended: the Mount of Olives. When His feet touch the earth, the mountain will split, and a river will be opened between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.

Jesus’ coming will usher in the Millennium, a thousand-year reign of peace on earth administrated by Christ Jesus Himself. Satan will be bound for a thousand years and will not be allowed to “deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years [are] finished” (Revelation 20:3). The Tribulation martyrs will be raised from the dead to join believers in reigning with Christ.

In your darkest hour, remember: The Prince of Peace is on His way!


“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord Almighty, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Let me prove it to you!” – Malachi 3:10

As we end this year and begin the new, we remember the promises of God concerning tithes and offerings. The tithe, or tenth, was instituted by God to remind us that we are just passing through this world on our way to an eternal city. The tithe of our income is holy money, and withholding it from the Lord actually means we are robbing Him (Malachi 3:8). How significant is a tenth of the tiny income we receive on earth when compared to the glories to come?

Some of these future glories include “a pure river with the water of life . . . a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month,” and a city where “there will be no night . . . for the Lord God will shine on them” (Revelation 22:1-2, 5).

As you begin a new year, put your priorities in order. Give God His holy tenth. Remember: You are getting ready for eternal, heavenly blessings that are so great you will never be able to contain them all!

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