What are the prophecies and signs for the end times?






As I understand it, the next event on God’s prophetic calendar, is the rapture of the church (John 14:1–3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Revelation 3:10; 4:1-4; 19:6-14).

The Holy Spirit’s restraining influence will thus be removed from the earth, and there will be a departure from the faith among the professing church (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 6-7). This will begin Daniel’s 70th week, also known as the seven year Tribulation (Daniel 9:24–26).

Having made and broken a covenant with Israel during the last three-and-a-half years of the Tribulation, the man of sin will be revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 8-10; Daniel 9:27).

Tribulation wrath will be poured out on the inhabitants of the earth (Isaiah 26:21; Revelation 3:10; 4:1 - 19:1–21). 144,000 Jews will be sealed and protected during the Tribulation (Revelation 7). Israel will be prepared to receive the Messiah she previously rejected, just as Joseph's brothers (Zechariah 12:10; Revelation 1:7).

Christ will return from heaven with His bride, the church, to destroy the anti-christ, and save Israel from the nations (2 Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 19:1-21). He will then judge the nations (“sheep” and “goats”) to determine who gets to enter His millennial kingdom on earth (Matthew 25:31-46).

Christ will then reign as King on earth for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-6), fulfilling all the Messianic and covenant promises to the nation Israel.

After this, Satan will be released briefly (Revelation 20:7), to promote rebellion among the nations. Fire will come down to destroy them (Revelation 20:9). Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire with the Beast and false prophet (20:10).

Heaven and earth will then be folded up like a garment, dissolved by fire, and vanish (Isaiah 51:6; 2 Peter 3:10). Christ will sit on the Great White Throne, raise the unsaved dead of all ages, and condemn them to the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15).

A new heavens and earth will appear. The New Jerusalem will descend. All God’s people will live there, happily-ever-after, with Christ and God (Revelation 21:1-27; 22:1-21).

No comments