Could you give us some bible references for “the ages to come?”

Thanks for writing Forgotten Truths TV program featuring Pastor Richard Jordan.

We have sent you the additional free pack you requested. I am Tom Bruscha. I pastor Grace Bible Church here in Warren, MI. We are the church that produces and airs Forgotten Truth. Rather than forwarding your question to Pastor Jordan (who is lives in Chicago and is presently out of town) I will give you some references about “the ages to come.”

One reference concerning us, the Body of Christ, is Ephesians 2:6,7; which inform us where we will be in the ages to come. “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”

Then, since all that remains to be fulfilled concerning Israel and Bible prophecy is the main emphasis of “the ages to come,” here are a few to consider:

Matthew 3:7 As early as John the Baptist, he had asked the Pharisees and Sadducees

“O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”

Matthew 6:10 Israel is to pray “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

Matthew 12:32 Warns that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost “shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”

Matthew 24:3 and the whole chapter is an answer to the question about “the sign of thy coming and the end of the world.”

Acts 17:30,31 covers all three references to time: “the times of this ignorance” – times past; then it says “but now…”; then warns “because he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world…”. – That’s the ages to come!

Hebrews 2:3-5 Reminds the readers of the salvation the Lord Jesus began to speak about and continued to be preached by the Apostles who witnessed with signs and wonders, concerning what verse 5 says is “the world to come, whereof we speak.”

Interestingly, I Peter 1:9-13 Peter tells the scattered Jewish remnant believers of their salvation and (verse 10) “the grace that should come unto you.” In verse 13, there hope is: “the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” This is a future grace – not the present. It is a reference to Jesus Christ’s return and the Kingdom to come.

Lastly: II Peter 3:9-16, Peter explains what has delayed those promises which he said would come (II Peter 31-3). The delay was what Paul revealed in his writings about God’s longsuffering. But then Peter says (verse 10) “But the day of the Lord will come” and goes on to say (verses 12&13) “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

And of course the whole book of Revelation is about the ages to come.