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What are the events that will take place in the end times ?
« on: January 07, 2013, 11:39:30 AM »
What are the events that will take place in the end times ?

The Bible has a lot to say about the end times. Nearly every book of the Bible contains prophecy regarding the end times. Taking all of these prophecies and organizing them can be difficult. Following is a very brief summary of what the Bible declares will happen in the end times.

Christ will remove all born-again believers from the earth in an event known as the rapture  [Jn.14:2-3, 28; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 2 Thes.2:1-8]. At the Bema judgment of Christ, believers will be rewarded for good works and faithful service during their time on earth or will lose rewards, if they have been unfruitful during their lives, but will not lose their salvation. [1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10].

The antichrist [the beast out of the sea, Rev.13:1-3, Satan will give his throne, power and great authority to] will come into power and confirm a covenant with Israel and her neighbors for one week [seven years, Daniel 9:27].. This seven-year period of time is known as Jacob's Trouble, in Jer.30:7; the 70th and final week, the Day of the Lord, and the tribulation.

During the tribulation, there will be wars, rumors of wars, famines, plagues, and natural disasters. God will pour out His wrath against sin, evil, and wickedness during the final 3.5 years of the tribulation, known as the great tribulation. The tribulation consists of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the seven seal, seven trumpet, and seven bowl judgments, before Christ ends it when He returns in His second advent [Zech.14:5; Jude 14; Mt.30-31 and Rev.19:14].

About halfway through the seven years, the antichrist will break the covenant with Israel and her neighbors and make war against her.  At the time he sets up “the abomination of desolation,”  an image of himself, he will force everyone to worship, or be killed, in the new Jerusalem temple [Daniel 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:4], which will be rebuilt. 

Near the end of the seven-year tribulation, the antichrist will launch an attack on Judah and Jerusalem, culminating in the battle of Armageddon, right after Jesus return with His angels and saints [Church] in His armies from heaven, in His second advent [Rev.19:14 and Mt.24:31]. 

He will destroy the armies of the ten nations allied to the antichrist and the false prophet, and cast the latter two into the lake of fire [Revelation 19:11-20]. Christ will then bind Satan in the Abyss for 1,000 years [Rev.20:1-3].  The first resurrectiion will take place consisting of all the martyrs out of the tribulation, who will be make priests of God and of Christ and rule with Him during His 1,000 year reign on earth. [Rev.20:4 and 6].

At the end of the thousand years, Satan will be released, deceive the nations again and establish an army of as many as the sands of the sea.  Bring them against God's people around Jerusalem where God will destroy the army with fire from heaven.  Satan will then be cast into the lake of fire [Revelation 20:7-10] and tormented forever and ever. 

The second resurrection will then take place and many will be saved during Jesus millennial reign, fulfilling Dan.12:2; Mt.25:46 and Jn.5:28, 29.  The Great White throne judgement will take place when the sheep will be separated from the goats and all those whose names are not written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire [Revelation 20:11-15].  Death and Hades will be cast into the lake of fire and there willl be no more death.

God will then usher in a new heaven and new earth and the New Jerusalem, the dwelling place of all believers, throughout all eternity. There will be no more pain, sorrow, or death. [Revelation 21–22].

Quasar
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