We as ministers often do not preach about the End Times, as much as we should. Daniel chapter 9 is a key passage in the Word of God about the events that will lead up to the End Times. Daniel is confessing his sins, and the sins of the nation Israel. The captivity would be 70 years in Babylon, and then the Angel Gabriel is sent to give Daniel wisdom about the End Times. Daniel is told there will be 70 sevens or a period of 490 years, before the Messiah will come, make an atonement for sin, and bring in ever lasting righteousness. The Messiah would be cut off at the 69th week or 483 years, then there would be a false messiah who would sign a seven year peace treaty with Israel at the 70th week, and then in the middle of the week, or after 3 1/2 years will break the treaty, and cause all to worship him as the abomination that makes desolation by receiving the mark of the beast 666.
Where are we in the scope of End Time prophecy? We are between the 69th week, and the 70th week. Hosea 6:2 told that after two days the Messiah would raise His people on the third day. A day with God is 1000 years, and when Jesus was crucified, the last days started. It has been 2000 years, and thus we are at the beginning of the third day. The clock stop ticking on Israel when they said crucify Him. God will start the clock, when the Church is translated to heaven when Jesus descends from heaven witht the shout of the Arc Angel. Jesus told us to take heed to yourselves, watch, and pray that you will be counted worthy to escape the tribulation. Rev. 3:10 promises the Church will be kept from that hour of trial that shall test the whole world. Jesus told us in our patience possess we our souls. As the world will be as it was in the time of Noah, and Lot. Jesus warns us in Luke 17:32 To remember Lot's wife.
We must warn those as Noah preached about the impending flood, and even though only eight souls were saved, salvation is in the Lord Jesus Christ, and whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Those that miss the rapture of the Church will be given strong delusion, so that they will believe the lie of the Antichrist by receiving the mark of the beast 666. Satan will persecute Israel and God will seal 144,000 Jewish evangelist who will preach the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God. All those who refuse to received the mark of the beast will be saved, but will be beheaded for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Rev.6:10 tells about the souls of those under the alter of God, and are given robes until all their brothers should be fulfilled. Russia will invade Israel and God will destroy them. All nations of the world will turn against Israel, because Satan knows his time is short, and he will persecute the woman that gave birth to the Man Child, who is the Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. 12
There will be twenty one judgments: the seven seals judgment, the seven trumpet judgments, and the seven bowls of wrath. The Lord Jesus who is the Lion of the tribe of Judah, will be directing these judgments in heaven. Angels will be administering them on earth. Rev. 9:21 The people refuse to repent of their murders, sorcery, thefts, and fornication despite all of these judgments. The bible tells us the goodness of God leads men to repentance. II Peter 3:9 God is not willing that any would perish, but that all would come to repentance. So count the patience of God as salvation. When Christ returns in the Second Advent the Sun will refuse to shine, the Moon will sink in blood, and the Stars will fall from heaven, the the tribes on earth will mourn as they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great glory. Lightening will light up the heavens from the east to the west. Rev. 19:11 Jesus will be riding a white horse, and the armies of heaven on white horses also. The Antichrist, and the false prophet will be cast into the Lake of Fire, and Brimstone for deceiving the nations. That old dragon the devil will be cast into the bottomless pit for 1000 years so he cannot deceive the nations. until he will be let out for a season. This period is know as the Day of The Lord. A Jewish day begins in darkness, and ends in light. The tribulation which will last seven years will be as thick darkness, and when the Lord Jesus Christ returns as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords will be as bright light. This will be the beginning of the Kingdom of God promised to the Jewish Nation, in fulfillment of the covenant with David.
The Lord will bring all of these things to pass in the fulness of times. We must occupy until He comes for us, and until then we can expect Him to unveil the events in the book of Revelation before our eyes. Pray for your love ones to come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other name given unto man whereby he must be saved but the name of Jesus. There is something about that name, that one day every knee will bow, and every mouth will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Do it now, and you will be saved from the wrath to come. God so loved the world that who so ever should believe on Him would not perish but would have everlasting life. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved, and thine house. Be faithful to be a witness for Jesus until He comes, and love His appearing, then you will receive that crown of righteousness, which the Lord will give to all those who love His appearing.
We are seeing the awful signs of the Revelations coming to past. ISIS is doing beheadings, and this is the beginnings of sorrows that Jesus talked about in Matt. 24. Jesus said they would think by killing us they would be doing service to god. Jesus warned in this world, we would have tribulation, but to be of good cheer, for He has overcome this world. Our faith is our victory, and we will overcome by blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, and love not our lives unto death. We go through the little tribulation, but these are the signs that the last days are upon us. Pray for your brothers and sisters all over the world going through these difficulties so that they will be delivered from every evil, and brought into the kingdom of God.