Revelation and knowledge of the God of creation increases with each age. Ever since the fall of man, however, those living the lifestyle of the kingdom of God have been in the minority. The stars in the illustration symbolize those people who have chosen to begin a life in fellowship with God. Their number also increases with each new age of time.
|For almost two thousand years, in times of distress and longing, the people of the kingdom of God have therefore prayed, "May your kingdom come on earth".|
At the end of the 5th age, the Jews chose the robber, Barabbas, instead of Jesus. This fateful choice contributed to rebellion against the Romans, and resulted in Jerusalem's total destruction in the year 70 A.D.
Now, at the end of our own age, every person on earth is faced with a decision between the lifestyle of the kingdom of God or the lifestyle of the world. Those who reject Christ indirectly choose the Antichrist as their "savior". The Antichrist, as mentioned earlier, will precipitate the judgement of God's wrath upon the earth when most of humanity will annihilate one another.