End Time Events
Composed of the following:
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 ) 1 Thessalonians 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. ( Matthew 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. ( Luke 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
Stage 1 will be composed of the
A. Signs preceding the return of Christ
B. The church meets King Jesus in the air
C. Tribulation here on earth
A. Sings preceding the return of Jesus Christ
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.
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
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
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.
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
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... ( Daniel 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
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
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.
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,
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.
32...for even their women did exchange the natural use for that which is
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,
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.( Leviticus 20:13, Romans 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,
natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
despisers of those that are good,
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.
d. Iniquity Abounding
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.
e. Cults and
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.
24:11,24 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
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 Noah
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.
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.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
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
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
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
7. Signs in the
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
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 24:44 Therefore be ye
also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.
B. 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. ( 1 Thessalonians 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. ( 2 Corinthians 5:1-8, Philippians 1:21-23 ).
1. Translation of
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
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.
1 Corinthians 15:35-58 concerning the resurrected body
2. The Judgment
Seat of Christ
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.
C. 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.
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
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
1. Rise of the
Anti-Christ 1st. beast of Rev.13
The Anti-Christ will
be a man who will rise to power over a ten league federation of nations.
Vs.1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a great beast rise up
out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten
crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
DANIEL 7:8 ..called
the little horn
the prince that shall come
2:3..called the man of sin
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.
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.
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
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.
Vs.3 Saying, ďHurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we
have sealed the servants of God in their foreheads.
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
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
A. The 7
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
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.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.8:1-2 ) is actually the releasing of the 7
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
(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.
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
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
happens to the ozone
layer.) Notice the attitude of mankind, they blaspheme God instead of
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
With the river Euphrates dried up, the huge 2000,00,000 army will be able to
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.
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
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
5. The Two Witnesses
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
6. Other Events of
the Tribulation Period
4:1-11 John sees
the Father, the 24 elders, the four living creatures
5:1-12 John weeps
because no one is at first found worthy to open the seals, but Jesus
the Lion of the tribe of Judah has prevailed and is worthy.
6:1-17 The four
7:1-8 The call of
of great multitude
the temple of God
12:1-5 A woman with
12:6-17 The dragon
with 7 heads
13:1-18 The two
beasts Antichrist and False Prophet
14:1-5 Song of the
14:6-12 Messages from
17:1-18 The religious
18:1-24 The great
city is destroyed ( some believe this to be a rich nation )
19:1-21 King Jesus
returns - Armageddon
King Jesus returns to the Earth
1. The Battle of
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 Zechariah 14:1-3 )
The armies are destroyed by the Word that King Jesus speaks!
and False Prophet cast into Lake of Fire
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.
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.
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.
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!
5. The 1000 yr.
Reign of King Jesus
Some Elements of
The church will reign with him
King Jesus rules with a rod of iron ( This will be a Monarchy rule
over all the earth.)
His rule will be with a sceptre of righteousness
Isaiah 2:4 The nations shall beat their swords ( weapons
) into plowshares
The curse that is upon the earth shall be removed
The deserts shall blossom
Christís kingdom shall be of peace and righteousness
People will come to Jerusalem to worship the Lord
6. Satan is
loosed after 1000 years
And when the thousand years are ended, Satan shall be loosed out of his
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
7. The Final
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
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
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
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
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
Vs.14. And death
and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake
10. A New
Heaven and New Earth
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 )