A Quick Overview of the EndTimes.
We see in the Old Testament, scriptures that foretold the coming of the Messiah of which we now know were fulfilled by Jesus. Daniel even foretold the exact week Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, thus proclaiming himself to be the Messiah and later that week was crucified. Scriptures that foretell a future event are called prophecies. We see from the scriptures that Jesus literally fulfilled all the prophecies concerning his coming as a suffering servant. Jesus actually fulfilled 109 specific prophecies. Well, since Jesus literally fulfilled all the scriptures concerning his coming as the Lamb of God, we should expect all the scriptures that lead up to and pertain to what will be his 2nd coming as a conquering King to be fulfilled literally also. That’s exactly what we see happening now. Scriptures that have come to be referred to as End Time Prophecies are now falling into place just like the Bible says they would. Like no other time in history the prophecies are now beginning to come together at the same time.
You may ask why should I bother with studying End Time Prophecy. Jesus said, Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21: 36. With seeing how accurately the Bible has predicted past events, and with seeing prophecies being fulfilled and falling in place in our time, literally right before our very eyes just as the Bible has foretold, with seeing how the prophecies of the Bible are true, we can be assured that the rest of the Bible is just as true. You should be able to see that the Bible is indeed the Word of God and that Jesus is who the Bible says he is.
You should learn all you can concerning what the Bible says is coming upon the world so you can share it with your unsaved friends and family. So you can warn them of the coming judgement. More importantly, they will come to believe in Jesus, so they won’t find themselves standing before God the Father as their Judge, but will stand before Jesus as their Lord and Savior. For our Time is short. So here is a quick overview of what we are told will occur in the End Times, the time leading up to Jesus' second coming.
The Rapture or the ‘catching up’ of the Church as Paul describes it in 1 Thessalonians 4 and Jesus’ second coming are two separate events. The Rapture is when Jesus will return in the air with all those that the Apostle Paul referred to as ‘in him’, in Jesus, that had already died, they receive glorified immortal bodies, catch up the Church, the true followers of Christ that are alive at that time, catch them up from the earth, their bodies are changed/transform into glorified immortal bodies and then return to heaven with all the Church age believers. Jesus does not come down to the earth at this time. (1 Thes, 4:16-18, John 14:1-3, 1 Cor. 15:51-52). This is actually a parallel to the Jewish wedding custom. Jesus’ second coming, the Second Advent is Christ returning with His saints, descending from heaven and coming down to the earth to establish His earthly kingdom (Zech. 14:4-5; Mat. 24:27-31, Rev. 19:11-21). The bride and groom coming out of the bridal chamber for the wedding super. I explain all this in more detail on the web sites Bible Lessons page about the Rapture. See link below or menu above.
One of the prophecies you can read or hear in the news today is the constant talk about Globalization, about a one world socialist government, the New World Order, which many countries including the United State are rapidly moving towards, with one man to be the head. The newest way they refer to it is 'open borders'. Daniel and Revelation tell us that there will indeed be a one world government, but it's not a good thing, and a man the Bible calls the anti-Christ to be in charge. The Bible says that there will emerge one man who will be accepted by the entire world to become the leader of this new one world government. This man will not be a Christian even if he claims to believe in God. He will actually turn out not to believe in any God. He will not hold to the teachings and principles of the Bible. He will do things politically that will be opposite of what the Bible teaches. He will work in what the Apostle John describes as the 'spirit of anti-Christ'.
We are told he will have a partner, that will be a religious leader who also will not hold to the teachings and principles of the Bible. Will say that there are many ways to heaven, that all religions lead to God. That the gods of all religions are the same as the God of the Bible. He will bring the world’s religions together forming a global religion. He and his religion will accept and tolerate all kinds of sin. Tolerance, Inclusion and Diversity. We see all this occurring now. Again, the spirit of anti-Christ. He will be in support of a one world socialist government, ‘open borders’. In Revelation chapter 13 he is called the False prophet because he will turn out to not truly be a Christian. As I just said, He will not hold to the teachings of the Bible. He will be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Matthew 7:15. Both the man, the anti-Christ and this False prophet will call for the dividing up the land of Israel.
The leader of the new world government whom the Bible calls the Anti-Christ will sign a seven year covenant treaty with Israel and the Islamic nations seemingly bringing peace to the Middle East. This is what starts the 7 years of the Tribulation, the 7 year count down to the 2nd coming of Jesus. This will be when the man that is the anti-Christ is revealed. The leader that gets the peace agreement signed between Israel, the so called Palestinians and the Islamic nations will turn out to be the one the Bible calls the anti-Christ. You have the 7 years of the Tribulation taken from Daniel chapter 9, Daniels 70th seven. There were 490 years allotted to Israel which stopped 7 years short when Jesus rode into Jerusalem and later that week in was crucified. What we are told will occur during these 7 years have never happened anytime in past history. This last 7 years will be a time that God will judge Israel and the nations. These 7 years have come to be referred to as the Tribulation. The last 7 years will start when the man, the anti-Christ gets the 7 year covenant signed with Israel and the Islamic nations. At the end of these 7 years you will have the last battle of Armageddon. Actually most of the Tribulation will be World War III. It just will culminate in one last battle. I explain all this in more detail on the web sites Bible Lessons page. See link below.
The Bible describes things that we can see now are describing worldwide nuclear war, this will be during what we will know as World War III. This will occur during the 7 years of the Tribulation, the time the Bible describes as the judgment and wrath of God just before Jesus returns back down to the earth.
Armageddon, WWIII will happen during the 7 years of the Tribulation. It will first start with Russia and her allies, Turkey and Iran, Iran will have a major role in this, along with the northern African Islamic nations as well as other Islamic nations attacking Israel. Germany will be involved also. This is described in the book of Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation. The Bible in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 foretells all this, Gog of Magog, and names the nations involved. Isn’t it amazing that Russia has already allied itself with Iran and the Muslim (Islamic) nations. Russia is their means of arms support. I have a lesson on this on the web site also. We also see that China gets involved later. Afghanistan is mentioned also. The U.S. pulling it's troops out and leaving Afghanistan to the Taliban has fallen right in line with Bible prophecy. But this is not good for the world. Iran and the Taliban are allies. Russia, Iran and Turkey are allies. Russia and China are allies. It's all coming together.
Well, when Russia and her allies attack Israel, because of the peace agreement, the leader of the new world government whom the Bible calls the Anti-Christ and his army will come to Israel’s aid. They will defeat Russia, their allies and the Islamic nations. Then in the middle of the 7-year covenant agreement with Israel the anti-Christ will break the peace agreement and turn on Israel by entering and defiling the newly built Temple and will proclaim himself to be God. Daniel referred to this as the ‘abomination that causes desolation’. In Matthew 24 Jesus addresses this. He refers to Daniel, telling them and us this will happen in the future. Since what Daniel and Jesus describes has never happened in past history since Jesus spoke of this, it is yet still future. At least at the time of me typing this.
We see in Revelation ch. 12 and 13 that the man, the anti-Christ receives a fatal wound that is healed. He appears to come back to life. We see there is a war in the heavens where the Arc Angel Michael and the angels with him fight against satan and his fallen angels. Satan and his demonic angels are defeated and are cast down to the earth. Satan enters into the anti-Christ. It will actually now be satan in the man who is the anti-Christ. He will hate the Jews along with the rest of her offspring, those who hold to the testimony of Jesus, and will set out to kill them all. The Jews will have to flee Jerusalem and Israel to escape. This also occurs at the mid point of the Tribulation.
We see the one called the False Prophet that will head up all the world religions bringing them under one umbrella will cause everyone on the Earth to worship the beast, the anti-Christ. He will cause everyone in order to be able to buy or sell, that they must take his mark or be killed or imprisoned. I’m sure you have heard about the mark of the beast. We see this could easily be done now with modern technology like microchips. We see the ground work being laid now and people are being conditioned to accept it. Like vaccine mandates and having to show proof of covid vaccination. Most likely you won’t be able to work, have a job or bank account, travel or anything without having this mark on your right hand or forehead. Taking this mark will be swearing allegiance to the anti-Christ(satan). People that come to believe in/on Jesus during the Tribulation will have to flee their homes and go into hiding.
The Bible also talks about the kings from the east, China and those with her. It looks like China will see its opportunity and will come against the Anti-Christ and his army. China and Russia have already become allies; it could be that China will come against the anti-Christ because of China’s ties with Russia. China is already saying they want to rule the world. We see this described in Daniel and the book of Revelation. Revelation says that the Euphrates River will be dried up to make way for the kings of the east. They will meet outside of Jerusalem in the valley of Megiddo in what is called the battle of Armageddon. Now this is what just gets me, I just can’t understand the hardness of man’s heart. After this battle, after WWIII and after just about totally destroying everything on the earth, what’s left of all the nations will now unite with the Anti-Christ, come together to battle against the Rider on the White horse and his armies we see in Rev. 19. That is Jesus and those with him, the Church age saints coming with Jesus from heaven. That’s just amazing. See the Bible Lesson, ‘How Severe will the Tribulation will Be’.
Then after the 7 years of the Tribulation we have Jesus coming back to stop man from completely destroying himself and the earth. He will then set up his earthly kingdom for 1000 years (Rev. 20) of which time Satan will be bound and locked up. At the end of the 1000 years Satan will be loosed one more time and he will deceive some that were born during the 1000 years into rebelling against Jesus. They will be defeated; Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire where the anti-Christ and the false prophet had already been thrown. (Rev.19). Then there’s the Great white throne judgment where God the Father judges all who have lived on the earth from the beginning, that is all whose names are not written in the Lambs book of Life. Then God creates a new heavens and new earth and we will have the blessed eternity with God the Father and Jesus. See Revelation chapters 19 thru 22.
Well that was a quick overview.
There are some specific events that had to take place for the ‘end time’ prophecies of the Bible to come true literally. One being that Israel would have to be a nation again and the Jews would have to have control of Jerusalem. This happened in May of 1948 and in June of 1967. Before the reestablishment of Israel as a nation again in 1948 many didn’t see how the prophecies that are called end time prophecies could be taken literally. Well, now with these two major events we can see that just as all the other prophecies that have been fulfilled came true literally that the end time prophecies concerning Israel and the world will come true just as literally. With what is happening in the world today we can see that they are indeed coming true literally.
Another condition for the end times that we can see falling into place and the whole world calling for now including many in the United States is a one world government, the globalization of all the worlds’ nations, the New World Order. During the 7 years of the Tribulation, the world will have been divided up into 10 regions. Some believe that the European Union, which will become the revived Roman Empire that Daniel speaks of, which will encompass the whole world would be made up of 10 prominent nations with controlling power that already exist. Well this is truly amazing. The EU already has the plans in place to divide up the whole world into 10 regions with North America as one of them. And this is foretold in the Bible. This is the Beast with 10 horns in Daniel and Revelation. This is the globalization you here so much talk about. Europe has been talking about it, now many in the U.S. are. We now see an out right fight to move the U.S. to being a socialist country. It looks like the economic collapse all over the world will help bring this about. Amazing. This is why there is so much opposition to the wall on the U.S. southern border. A massive influx of immigrants will cause the U.S.’s economy to collapse thus paving the way for the one world socialist government. And now we have the covid-19 plandimic.
The Bible reveals that the conflict between the Muslims and the Jews will continue to get worse; it all will be over Jerusalem and the existence of Israel as a nation. We’re told by the Prophet Joel that the judgment of the Tribulation comes because God says, ‘they divided up my land’. This is what they are calling for now.
The Bible also says there will be a one world currency, a one world economy which with modern technology will move to everyone having to take a mark, possibly be micro chipped with all their personal and financial information on it doing away with physical money, bank cards and credit cards. Again, we see this in the news now.
If you would like to study and learn more, check out the Bible Lessons page. Just click on the link below. I have lessons that explain and go into more detail than this quick overview. Lessons on the Rapture and when it will occur in relation to the Tribulation. Where we find that the Tribulation will be 7 years and just how severe the Tribulation will be as well as lessons on other End Time Prophecies. And I have a lesson on just who the Bible says Jesus actually is.
You should learn all you can concerning what the Bible says is coming upon the world so you can share it with your unsaved friends and family. So you can warn them. For our time is short.