A few days ago, I indicated that the seventh trumpet described in the book of Revelation will sound in a matter of weeks and will mark the end of the age. The end of the age does not mean the end of the world, however. It marks a transition similar to the historical transition period between the end of the Babylonian Empire and the beginning of the Medo-Persian Empire. Often, these transitions were bloody conquests fueled by the conqueror's greed and thirst for power, but this transition will be different.
In this instance, the conqueror is the Holy Spirit of God who, just prior to 70 A.D. when the Jerusalem temple was destroyed, began the peaceful conquest of the hearts and minds of humanity. He urged willing surrender to a God of love, and a journey toward wholeness that had never before been experienced.
If the coming transition is anything other than peaceful, it will not be because of the Holy Spirit of God. Today, almost two thousand years after his journey began, he continues his peaceful conquest of the hearts and minds of humanity. His purpose is to demonstrate how wide and deep is the love of God. When his current mission comes to an end, the kingdom of God will have been established in the earth.