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Why bother talking about end
times,
the end of the age
and the second coming of
Christ?
Both the Bible and Jesus give a high
priority to talking about the end of
the age and the second coming of
Christ, which is called “the Blessed
Hope”. (Titus 2:13)
Did you know?
• That one out of every 30 verses in the Bible
addresses the subject of the end times or
Christ’s return.
• For every prophecy of His first coming, there
are about seven of His second coming.
• There are 300 references in the New
Testament to His second coming.
• One-twentieth of N.T. devoted to 2nd coming.
In 2 Timothy 4:8, we are told that
the crown of righteousness will be
awarded “to all who have longed for his
appearing”!
Regarding the end of the age and
His return, Jesus repeatedly warns us to:
be alert, keep watch, pray, be prepared,
be ready, don’t be deceived, don’t be alarmed,
occupy until He comes,
persevere, faithfully endure,
overcome
How much more urgent are these warnings of
Jesus if we are the generation that experiences
all the drama at the end of the age, including
Christ’s spectacular return?
“If we aren’t acquainted
with the end of the script,
we can grow fearful or
complacent in the play”
Max Lucado
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the
glory of the LORD rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick
darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD
rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
(Isaiah 60:1-2)
Could we possibly be that
generation?
What are the Biblical Signs
of the End of the Age?
Biblical Signs of the End of the Age
1. Jewish people back in their own land again
(Zech. 10:9,10) Israel became a nation in 1948.
2. barren wasteland/desert will blossom and
flourish (Isa. 43:19,20; Ezek.36:29-36).
3. Jerusalem back in Israel’s hands (Zech.12-14)
(happened in 1967)
Biblical Signs of the End of Age
4. Increase in travel and knowledge (Dan.12:4)
5. A great outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
including youth (Joel 2:28)
6. While the light of the glory of God comes
upon His people, great darkness covers the
earth (Isaiah 60:1-3)
Biblical Signs of the End of the Age
(Matthew 24)
7. false Christs, false prophets will seek to
deceive many (cults) (vs. 4,5,11,24)
8. hear of wars and rumours of wars (vs. 6)
9. falling away from faith (take offense) (vs.10)
10. Increase of natural disasters, famines,
earthquakes etc. (vs. 7,8)
Biblical Signs of the End of the Age
11. increase in persecution/martyrdom (vs.9)
12. Increase in wickedness/lawlessness (calling
evil good and good evil) (vs. 12)
13. Gospel of Kingdom preached as a testimony
to all people groups, then end will come (vs.14)
(see light at the end of the Great Commission tunnel)
Biblical Signs of the End of the Age
14. Great distress, (tribulation) (Mt. 24:21,29)
15. men’s hearts faint in terror (heart attacks) (Luke
21:11,26)
16. Heavenly bodies effected, shaken (Mt. 24:29;Luke
21:25)
17. Roaring & tossing of waves of the sea (tsunamis) (Luke
21:25)
Biblical Signs of the End of the Age
18. Most of the world will come against Israel
(UN council)
(Zech.14)
19. Emergence of a one world government and
dictator to solve global problems.
(call for a New World Order by global elite &
Islam)
(Daniel, Micah, Revelation)
Is Jesus coming back for sure?
• Some interesting facts mentioned earlier:
• 1 out of every 30 verses in Bible mentions the end
times or Christ’s return
• For every prophecy of His first coming, there’s
about seven prophecies of His second coming
• 300 references in the New Testament to His
second coming
• 1/20 of New Testament devoted to subject of
Christ’s return
Jesus promised He would come again.
Here’s a Sampling:
Jesus:
Mt. 24:27; John 14:1-3
Dr. Luke: Acts 1:11
Paul:
1 Cor. 15:23; 1 Thess. 2:19; 3:13; 4:16;
2 Thess. 1:7; Heb. 9:28
John:
1 John 2:28; 3:2; Rev. 22:7, 12, 20
Various Christian Views of the Second Coming
(in relation to Tribulation and 1000 year Reign)
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A-millennialism
Millennialism (literal 1000 year reign)
(not literal)
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Pre- Millennialism
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Post -Millennialism
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1. Pre-tribulation
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2. Mid-tribulation
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Post-tribulation (rapture)
3. (Partial pre-trib or mid-trib rapture) (4. Historic 5. Apostolic)
A-Millennialism (not literal 1000 years)
Cross--> Millennium----> 2nd Coming-->Eternity
The Church Age
Judgment
Tribulation
(began with St. Augustine, 5th century & held by much of the
Roman Catholic Church, Luther, Calvin, and Reformed Churches)
Post-Millennialism
(Jesus comes after the 1000 year reign)
Cross
I-> The Church Age ------------------------------------------>
Tribulation----------->
society gradually improves------------------->
Millennium------------------------>
2nd Coming & judgment->
Eternity->
This Optimistic view was held during the Great Awakening,
Puritan & missionary movements of 18th & 19th centuries
Pre-Millennialism
(Jesus comes Before 1000 year reign)
Historic Pre-Millennialism
Israel
(Jesus comes after Tribulation)
The Cross
= “post-Tribulation”
The Church Age
Society grows more evil
Great Tribulation
Second Coming of Christ/Rapture
1000 year Reign on earth
Judgment & Eternity
(earliest view, held by early Church Fathers)
Pre-Millennialism
(Jesus comes before 1000 year reign)
Dispensational Pre-Millennialism
God’s work
(1. pre-trib., 2. mid-trib., 3. partial)
with Israel
The Cross
The Church Age
Pre-tribulation (or mid-trib.) secret Rapture of church
The Great Tribulation ( 7 or 3 ½ years)
Second Coming of Christ
1000 year earthly Reign
Final Judgment, Eternity
-Israel-Cross-Church-Rapture-Tribulation-Return-Reign-Eternity
(teaching developed around 1830, very popular in North America)
Pre-Millennialism
(Jesus comes Before the 1000 year reign)
Apostolic Pre-Millennialism
Same as Historic Pre-Mill:
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Believes church will go through the Great Tribulation (post-Trib.)
- but also believes in end-time apostolic power, revival and harvest
- Israel,
The Cross,
The Church Age ( includes Tribulation AND end time Revival & Harvest)
Christ’s Second Coming/Rapture
followed by Christ’s 1000 year earthly Reign,
Final Judgment,
New Heaven and Earth,
Eternity
(taught by Derek Prince, Mike Bickle)

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