End Time Events
End Time Events
The second coming of Jesus Christ, will usher in a series of End Time Events: beginning with the translation of the church to meet him in the air ( rapture )1Th_4:13-18, seven years of tribulation here on earth, at the end of which time; Jesus Christ returns to the earth, to rule for a thousand years. No one knows the date, time or hour, of Christís return, except God the Father. ( Mat_24:36 ) The return of Jesus Christ can be viewed in two stages.
Stage 1- a. The events that precede the return of Jesus Christ. b. Jesus catches away his church, and the events that pertain to it. c. The Tribulation here on earth.
Stage 2- Seven years later Jesus returns to the earth, and the events that pertain to that. This study course is designed to give the reader a basic understanding of end time events. An excellent series of books by Author Hal Lindsey deals with end time events more in-depth.
The Lord Jesus said no one knew the date, time or hour of his return to this earth but God the Father.(Mat_24:36 ) He did say that we could discern the signs of the times and realize that the time was near. ( Luk_21:24-28 ) Following are some of the signs that Christians worldwide, are aware of.
MATTHEW 24:32-33 Now learn a parable of the fig tree: When its branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near;
Vs.33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Stage 1 will be composed of the following
A. Signs preceding the return of Christ
the return of Jesus Christ
1. Israel Re-gathered
Beginning with the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D.70 by the Roman empire, until Hitlerís reign of terror 1945, the nation of Israel ceased to be, and the Jewish people were dispersed through out the world. In 1948 the Jewish people from all parts the world returned to their homeland and the nation of Israel was reborn, in fulfillment of Gods prophetic word.
DEUTERONOMY 30:3,4 That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
Vs.4 If any of thine be driven out unto the out mosts parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee.
ISAIAH 11:11,12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from the islands of the sea.
Vs.12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the out cast of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
AMOS 9:14,15 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; and shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
Vs.15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.
This return of the Jewish people to their homeland is a foreshadow of a greater return, that will take place, when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to this earth.
2. Jerusalem becomes the capital
LUKE 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Since 70 AD. the city of Jerusalem has passed from one power to another; from the Roman conquerors, to the Persian, to the crusaders, to the Turks, to the British and finally in 1967 in the 6 day war, the Jews took control of Jerusalem for the first time in many centuries. Many bible scholars believe that the Anti-Christ will form some sort of peace pact with Israel, at the start of the Tribulation Period and will have something to do with the construction of a new temple, for worship.
Some believe that the Jews will accept this man as the long awaited Messiah, until midway through the Tribulation period, at which time he will set up an image of himself in the Holy of Holies, proclaim that he is God and demand that he and his image be worshipped. The Jews will reject him and in doing so, will bring severe persecution from him. All this is to take place in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. For these things to take place, Israel had to become a nation again and Jerusalem had to come back under the control of the Jewish nation.
- For many Christians, these two signs have taken place in our lifetime,
as well as many others: we are truly living in the last hour.
MATTHEW 24:15 When ye, therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place... ( Dan_12:11 )
MARK 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation , spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not ( let him that readeth understand ), then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains.
2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
Vs.4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is worshipped, so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
3. Knowledge is Increased
In the last 100 years man has went from the horse and buggy, to the moon. In the last 50 years, their has been an explosion of new technology in every field of expertise. Great strides in communications and travel has brought the whole world together, into one large community. The age of the personal computer, has given the individual, access to the world.
The problem with the technology that has made our lives easier, is that; sinful unregenerate man, will use it to destroy himself, such as mass weapons of destruction. The new advances that has brought healing in the medical field, has brought also greed and profiteering, and many times the poor go without.
DANIEL 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
4. Signs in Man
One only has to turn on the TV to find scripture being fulfilled, as we are bombarded by the psychic networks, situation comedy shows that mock the Christian faith and our blessed Lord, that promote homosexuality, abortion, sexual permissiveness, and applauds anyone who supports their ungodliness. Our public schools have become killing fields,
infested with drugs and disrespect for anyone in authority. What is happening?
2 PETER 3:2-3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
Vs.3 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were
from the beginning of creation.
ROMANS 1:26-28, 32...for even their women did exchange the natural use for that which is against nature;
Vs.27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men
with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was fitting.
Vs.28 And even as they did not retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those
things which are seemly,
Vs.32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the
same but have pleasure in them that do them.
* Homosexuality has been around since the dawn of time but never before in all of history has it been flaunted and embraced, with such enthusiasm by society. It has been dressed up in the clothing of an alternate lifestyle and passed off to society as normal. But God says that it is an abomination and will reap its reward.( Lev_20:13, Rom_1:26-32)
c. Lovers of Self
2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5 This know, also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Vs.2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
Vs.3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Vs.4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God,
Vs.5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it; from such turn away.
For the purpose of selfish ambition, careers and a lack of personal responsibility, expecting mothers abort their unborn children, depriving them of a chance at life. Driven by lust, and a few disgusting moments of personal satisfaction, a man will rape and then murder a child. The sordid list goes on and on. When self reigns, what self wants, self gets, no matter how vile and disgusting it may be and regardless of the pain it may cause others. Without God, man is lost in a downward spiral.
MATTHEW 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.
e. Cults and the Occult
MATTHEW 24:4-5 And Jesus answered and said unto them. Take heed that no man deceive you.
Vs.5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
MATTHEW 24:11,24 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Vs.24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it
were possible, they should deceive the very elect.
Have you noticed the renewed interest in occultic practices? Almost in every city you can find advertisements for palm and tarot card readings, physic predictions etc. Even our news papers carry the daily horoscopes.
f. As the days of
LUKE 17:26-27 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the son of Man.
Vs.27 They did eat, and they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered
into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
MARK 13:7-8 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled; for such things must needs be,
but the end shall not be yet.
Vs.8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
* Note: The signs that are given preceding the return of Christ for the church, will have their greatest fulfillment during the 7 yr. tribulation period.
5. Signs in Nature
MARK 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in various places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
LUKE 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.
( Could landing on the moon be a sign? )
Most of us are aware of the global problems that this earth has experience in recent years; climate changes, a global warming, earthquakes, and devastating floods are a but a few of the global tragedies that are taking place.
6. Signs in Nations
MATTHEW 24:7 For Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom...
* Not only have we seen two world wars but also the the fall of the Soviet Union.
7. Signs in the Church
2 THESSALONIANS 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come, except there come a
falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed.
1 TIMOTHY 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the later times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed
to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.
2 TIMOTHY 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they
heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;Vs.4 And shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned
Apostasy means to fall away, to fall away: one must fall away from something or someone. There are many who have fallen away from the foundational truths that Christians have embraced and held dear to, for centuries. Many have departed from faith in Jesus Christ and have accepted a false gospel.
b. The Gospel preached worldwide
MATTHEW 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and
then shall the end come.
Mat 24:44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.
The Church meets King Jesus in the air
Note - The church is not a certain denomination or group but is all believers that have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. It is composed of all true Christians world wide.
When Christ returns, he will bring with him, the souls of Christians who have died, at which time their bodies will be resurrected, glorified and be rejoined with their spirit and soul. ( 1Th_4:14 ) When a Christian dies, the body is buried, to await the resurrection, but the born again spirit goes to be with the Lord. ( 2Co_5:1-8, Phi_1:21-23 ).
1. Translation of the church
1 THESSALONIANS 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch-angel, and the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Vs.17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:51-52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
Vs.52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
* See1Co_15:35-58 concerning the resurrected body
The Judgment Seat of
Christ will take place, when the Church is caught up to meet him in the
air at His second coming. This judgment is upon the works and not the sins
of the believer. The results of this judgment will be reward or loss of
reward, but the believer shall be saved.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
ROMANS 14:10-12 But why dost thou judge thy brother? Or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? For we must all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
1 CORINTHIANS 3:13-15 Every mans work shall be manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every mans work of what sort it is. If any mans work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any mans work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved.
Tribulation on earth
The Great Tribulation period here on earth will commence when the church is translated to meet the Lord in the air ( rapture ). In fulfillment of Old Testament prophesy a man will rise to power as leader of a federation of ten nations, This man will be controlled and influenced by Satan himself.
For the first three and a half years of the seven year tribulation, the antichrist will seem to have all the solutions for the middle east problems; he will make a peace pact with Israel, and have a new temple built. This man will be supported by the false prophet who will rise to power over the world religions. The bible says that they will cause people to receive the mark (666) of the beast ( the antichrist ) and with out his mark, no one can buy or sale.
The antichrist will declare that he is God, will have an image of himself set up in the temple, and demand worship, At this point Israel will reject him and that will begin a severe persecution of the Jews.
Some of the events of the Tribulation Period
..called the little horn
Dan_9:26..called the prince that shall come
2Th_2:3..called the man of sin
Rev_13:1..called the beast out of the sea
2. Rise of the False Prophet 2nd. beast of Rev.13
The false prophet will rise to power as head over the false religious system that is left upon the earth, after Jesus Christ removes the church. As the 2nd. beast of Rev. Ch. 13 he will declare that the antichrist is the Messiah, will demand that people worship him and cause people to receive his mark in their foreheads or right hand.
REVELATION 13:11- and I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Vs.12 and he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and then which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Vs.13 and he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
3. The sealing of 144,000 Jews
Twelve thousand Jews from the 12 tribes of Israel will be set apart for Godís Service during the tribulation period. These servants of God, will have Godís seal in their foreheads; Many bible scholars believe that these 144,000 will preach the gospel message world wide.
REVELATION 7:3-8 Vs.3 Saying, ďHurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of God in their foreheads.
REVELATION 14:1-5 Vs. 1 And I looked and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Fatherís name written in their foreheads.
4. The Wrath of God Poured Out
Although God is totally holy and sin is abhorring to him, as well as a lost humanity; God because of his great love for his creation ( humanity ) and not willing that any of us perish; gave his only begotten Son ( Jesus Christ ) that whoever believes in Jesus, could have eternal life and a relationship with God. The wrath of God will be poured out during the tribulation period upon this earth because of manís unrepentant heart and rejection of Godí gift. Within the opening of the 7 seals, the 7 trumpets and the 7 vials, Godís wrath is revealed.
A. The 7
REVELATION 6:1-17 The opening of the first 6 seals, which contain the following elements.
Rev.6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat upon him had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he
went forth conquering and to conquer.
* Opinions as to who this person is varies, some believe that this is the false prophet or
Rev.6:3-4 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, come and see.
Vs.4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given to him a great sword.
* Who ever this person is, world war will be the results of his influence.
Rev.6:5-6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
Vs.6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
* The opening of this seal brings about a world wide economic crises
Rev.6:7-8 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the the fourth beast say, come and see.
Vs.8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat upon him was death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
* Global starvation, war and death will follow the opening of the fourth seal.
Rev.6:9-11 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. (see Vs 10,11
* As a result of the ministry of the 144,000 Jews, many will turn to Jesus Christ; who in turn will be persecuted for their
faith and refusal to bow to the antichrist and receive his mark. ( Rev_1:1-8 )
Rev.6:12-17 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.
Vs.13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Vs.14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Vs.15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond man, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Vs.16. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that siteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the lamb:
Vs.17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
* What ever takes place with the opening of this seal, it effects the sun, moon and
earth to the point, that people hide in fear.
Their is a lull in judgment between the 6th and 7th seal as God gives people time to repent. The opening of the 7th seal ( Rev_1:1-2 ) is actually the releasing of the 7 trumpet judgments.
B. The 7 Trumpet
Rev. 8:6-7 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
Vs.7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
* Opinions vary as to the sounding of this trumpet; many believe that it could be the
results of a nuclear war that takes place.
Rev. 8:8-9 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
Vs.9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
* Some believe this speaks of natural calamities, nuclear war, or the supernatural hand
of God. In the Old Testament God rained down plagues upon Egypt.
Rev. 8:10-11 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of the waters.
Vs.11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
* This could be an of very large meteorite that strikes the earth.
Rev. 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. ( read Vs 13 )
* The results of a large meteorite striking the earth would produce a global cloud of
dust and debris in the upper atmosphere.
Rev.9:1-11 1-3 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Vs.2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Vs.3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth and unto them was given power, as scorpions of the earth have power.
* Verses 1-11 Some think this may apply to demonic spirits set loose, and maybe
Rev.9:13 -11:14 (Please read from the Bible)
The sounding of the sixth trumpet reveals a vast army of 200,000,000 by which a third of men are killed.( Some bible scholars Believe that this is an army is from China ) Even after all the war, death and destruction, verse 20-21 says that mankind still will not repent.
Rev.11:15-16:20 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.
The sounding of this last trumpet brings a pause; at which time Christ proclaims his right to rule as King of king and Lord of lords. During this pause other events transpire before the seven bowl ( vial ) judgments are unleashed.
The 7 vial ( bowl ) Judgments
Rev.16:1-2 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Vs.2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noiseome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
The outpouring of this vial is upon all that received the mark of the beast ( 666 ) and worship his image. The Anti-christ has an image of himself put in the new temple, that is built for the Jews and demands that it is worshipped. All that receive the mark, doom their souls to eternal Hell.
Rev. 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
* The oceans are affected by the second vial.
Rev.16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
* The third vial affects the all the fresh water.
Rev.16:8-9 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
Vs.9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
* This vial judgment causes the sunís rays to intensify ( some believe, that something happens to the ozone layer.) Notice the attitude of mankind, they blaspheme God instead of repenting.
Rev. 16:10-11 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Vs.11 And they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
* This vial judgment is upon the Anti-christ and his rule.
Rev. 16:12-16 vs.12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
* With the river Euphrates dried up, the huge 2000,00,000 army will be able to cross. This army ( many believe from
China ) will do battle with the army from the west and also the armies of the Anti-christ. These armies are gathered to a place called Armageddon, to do battle. At this point Jesus Christ returns and they all join forces to attack him and in doing so are destroyed.
Rev.16:17-21 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
Vs.18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightenings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Vs.19-21... ( Islands and mountains are not found ( probably submerged by oceans Great hail fall out of heaven ( the sky )
* This earthquake is so huge that it affects the total earth.
* Note - Some Bible scholars estimate that 4 billion people die in the 7 year tribulation
1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
The church ( born again Christians ) will not experience this period of time of Godís wrath. The church is translated to meet the Lord in the air, at the start of all this.
5. The Two Witnesses
Revelation 11:3-12 Vs.3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
* The ministry of these two men, will be the first three and a half years of the seven yr. tribulation. Many believe that they are Elijah and Enoch, because God took them to heaven before they died a physical death.
To validate the prophesies of these two men God grants miraculous signs by their hands Vs.5-6. They are eventually killed, but God raises them from the dead after three days.
6. Other Events of the Tribulation Period
Rev_4:1-11 John sees the Father, the 24 elders, the four living creatures
Rev_5:1-12 John weeps because no one is at first found worthy to open the seals, but Jesus
Christ, the Lion of the tribe of Judah has prevailed and is worthy.
Rev_6:1-17 The four horsemen
Rev_7:1-8 The call of the 144,000
Rev_7:9-17 Conversion of great multitude
Rev_11:1-2 Measuring the temple of God
Rev_12:1-5 A woman with 12 stars
Rev_12:6-17 The dragon with 7 heads
Rev_13:1-18 The two beasts Antichrist and False Prophet
Rev_14:1-5 Song of the 144,000
Rev_14:6-12 Messages from angels
Rev_17:1-18 The religious harlot
Rev_17:7-18 Religious harlot destroyed
Rev_18:1-24 The great city is destroyed ( some believe this to be a rich nation )
Rev_19:1-21 King Jesus returns - Armageddon
1. The Battle of Armageddon
REVELATION 19:11-19 Vs.15-16 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Vs.16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. ( See Zec_14:1-3 )
* The armies are destroyed by the Word that King Jesus speaks!
2. Antichrist and False Prophet cast into Lake of Fire
REVELATION 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
3. Satan is Bound in the Bottomless Pit for 1000 yr.
REVELATION 20:1-3 Vs. 2-3 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Vs.3 and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
* Satan is bound for 1000 years, coinciding with the 1000 year Reign of King Jesus.
Under the rule of King Jesus this world will finally have peace and blessing.
4. Israelís Conversion
ZECHARIAH 12:10-13:1 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
* Many people of Israel will be killed by the persecution of the antichrist but a remnant
will be spared, to receive their Messiah, whom they rejected, at his first appearing.
Zechariah 12:10..they will look upon him whom they pierced...they shall mourn through out all of Israel.
The King of the Jews will finally be accepted by his people! Hallelujah!
Some Elements of
Rev_20:6 The church will reign with him
Rev_19:15 King Jesus rules with a rod of iron ( This will be a Monarchy rule over all the earth.)
Heb_1:8 His rule will be with a sceptre of righteousness
Isa_2:4 The nations shall beat their swords ( weapons ) into plowshares
Rom_8:19-22 The curse that is upon the earth shall be removed
Isa_35:1-2 The deserts shall blossom
Isa_11:1-10 Christís kingdom shall be of peace and righteousness
Zec_14:16-21 People will come to Jerusalem to worship the Lord
6. Satan is loosed after 1000 years
REVELATION 20:7-8 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Vs.8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
* Upon being released from the bottomless pit, Satan stirs nations up to war against Christ.
7. The Final Rebellion
REVELATION 20:9 and they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city; and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
* Even after 1000 years of universal peace and experiencing the Lord goodness, people still rebel against God. This is the final rebellion of mankind.
8. Satan is cast into the Lake of Fire
REVELATION 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone, where the beast and false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
* Satan will finally get what is coming to him, his judgment and sentence will be carried out. Notice that the false prophet and antichrist are still in the lake of fire. They were cast in, right before the 1000 reign of Christ. Some people teach that there is no Hell, these scriptures teach that there is, among many others.
9. The Great White Throne Judgment
REVELATION 20:11-15 Vs.11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Vs.12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Vs.13. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Vs.14. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Vs.15. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
10. A New Heaven and New Earth
REVELATION 21:1-3 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Vs.2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Vs. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. ( ch.21-22 reveals more )
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