‘What is on the horizon?' is the right question to begin our thinking on the Bible's teaching about the future (technically known as Eschatology, doctrine of last things).
To ask "What's on the horizon?" rightly implies that Scripture is heading toward a destination.
Like a sailor high up on a mast, the Bible scans the horizon, expecting a cry of ‘land ahoy'!
Contrary to all other world and life views, Scripture teaches the unfolding purpose of the all-wise God.
He created the universe for a purpose and that purpose will be achieved.
There is a horizon, and God tells us a great deal about it.
We are sailing infallibly towards the horizon purposed by God in his eternal plan.
The Biblical books are like navigation charts, marking out the points of progress along the way ... the landmarks, the deeps, the safe channels, and the reefs where men get shipwrecked.
The great day will come when the goal is reached.
There is ‘land ahoy'.
The last trumpet will be sounded.
The journey will be completed.
Temporal things will give way to final things.