End & New Beginning

The End/ New Beginning

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:
The End of the World is NOT Near! Balanced Biblical teaching does indicate that there is a new age coming, during which Jesus Christ will reign. We do not set dates for future events! Fear and dread are not appropriate for those who know Christ. Nevertheless, there are many doomsday scenarios in the news, and some of them do have prophetic value. The balance here is to remember that the Bible predicts bad times ahead, but not the total destruction of life.

Key Scriptures
Current Events
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Aspects of the Millennium



Key Scriptures

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Battle of Armageddon
Zechariah 12:2-11 Further Study
Zechariah 14:12-14 Further Study
Revelation 6:12-17 Further Study
Revelation 9:13-21; 11:13 Further Study
Revelation 14:14-20 Further Study
Revelation 16:12-21 Further Study
Revelation 16:16 Further Study
Revelation 17:14 Further Study
Revelation 19:11-21 Further Study
The Millennium
Revelation 20:1-7 Further Study
The Last War
Revelation 20:7-15 Further Study
The Resurrections
Daniel 12:1-3 Further Study
1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 20-23 Further Study
Revelation 20:10-15 Further Study
The Judgments
1 Corinthians 3:10-15 Further Study
Revelation 20:11-15 Further Study
New Heaven and Earth
1 Peter 3:7-13 Further Study
Revelation 21 Further Study
Revelation 22 Further Study

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Current Events and Links

Prophetic Significance: The End Is NOT Near!

See also: Petra
2012
Emergency Preparedness

See articles after Jan. 1, 2012



Mayan 2012 End-Of-World Prediction Wrong, Expert Says

Dec. 3, 2012 - Mayan expert Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia says that the reference to a 2012 date in ancient hieroglyphs denotes a transition to a new era and not a possible end of the world.
Source: Fox

Prophetic Significance: The End Is NOT Near!


Iran and Saudis Acting Out Ancient Messiah Prophecy?

Nov. 19, 2011 - This secular news source finds it interesting that an ancient Jewish commentary known as Yalkut Shimoni interpreted a passage from Isaiah to mean that tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia point to the appearance of the Messiah.
"Rabbi Yitzchak said: 'In the year in which the Messiah-King appears, all the nations of the world are provoking each other. The King of Persia provokes an Arab king and the Arab king turns to Aram for advice. And the King of Persia goes back and destroys the entire world. And all the nations of the world are in panic and distress and they fall upon their faces and are seized with pains like those of a woman giving birth, and Israel are in panic and distress and asking 'where shall we go?
Of course, Persia is Iran, and the Arab king could very well be Saudi Arabia.
Source: Israel National News
US Moves to Isolate Iran Over Assassination Plot - Israel National News
Report: Arab Nations Pressing for Iran Strike - Israel National News



Calif. Pastor: End of the World Is Near, Really

Mar. 15, 2011 - Greg Laurie, well-known evangelist and pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California told his congregation that previous generations have said that they were living in the last days, but he wonders whether the "cumulative effect" of prophecied events isn't cause to believe that Jesus might return in his lifetime.
He listed the dramatic escalation of global wars and terrorism, the push for unity or globalism, the change in world economics toward a cashless society, the unprecedented increase of killer earthquakes, and false teaching permeating the church.
Laurie reminded them that we should not set dates, but if the convergence of these significant events signals that the seven-year Tribulation Period that the Bible prophesizes, is close, "the return of Jesus Christ is even closer yet."
Source: Christian Post
Armageddon Entrepreneurs: Who's Profiting From Fear? - CNBC

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Arrests of Hutaree renew interest in end of times, spur controversy

Apr. 11, 2010 - The arrests of militants who believe in an end-of-the-world scenario is a reminder that all three monotheistic religions believe such prophecies may be fulfilled soon. The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life reports that four out of five Christians believe that Jesus will return one day.
Source:Freep


We're flocking to movies about the last days, even in the midst of a penny-pinching recession. Why?

Mar. 5, 2010 - A near-epidemic flow of end-of-the-world movies in 2009 is Hollywood's response to the distress of these difficult days and the need for hope. The writer of this article lists the many apocalyptic films released last year, and notes that there are more coming. He illustrates the psychology behind the trend by noting a scene near the end of The Road. A father and son stand on the edge of a sea after a long post-apocalyptic journey. The 10-year-old boy asks, "What's on the other side?" His weary dad says "Nothing." The boy counters with the thought that there must be something.
Wanting to keep his son's hope alive, the man relents. "Maybe there's a father and his son, and they're sitting on the beach too."
Looking back at the poverty of the Great Depression, with unemployment running as high as 25 percent, the article recalls the fact that approximately two-thirds of the population—went to the movies every week to help keep their hopes alive.

At the end of the article the writer returns to the question, "What's on the other side?" He ends with this answer:

Hollywood may not know that the answer has in fact been revealed, that a Father and his Son wait on the other shore.
Source: Mark Moring - Christianity Today

Americans stock up to be ready for end of the world

Feb. 14, 2010 - A growing army of Americans are learning how to grow their own food, store emergency rations and find other ways of surviving in case of a disaster. They are part of a growing social movement that has been dubbed Survivalism Lite. They are also called "preppers".
Preppers believe that it is better to be safe than sorry and that preparing for disaster – be it a hurricane or the end of civilization – makes sense.
There is also a network of preparedness websites. One example is called "Ready Nutrition". It teaches how to get by in a situation when pre-packaged goods at a supermarket might not be available.
Source: Guardian - UK
Survivalism Lite - Newsweek

See articles before Jan. 1, 2010



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Links


Preparing for His Return - A compilation of resources on the Second Coming of Christ -Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Christian Research Institute
Hank Hanegraaff - "The Bible Answer Man"
Selected articles from CRI, some of which relate to the millennium or new religions

Millennial Madness
Excellent article by Ron Rhodes

Nine Reasons We Should Not Be Afraid
A message by Ron Graff, Solid Ground Brethren In Christ Church

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Aspects of The Millennium

• Geography

The Mount of Olives split - Zechariah 14:4

Living waters from Jerusalem - Zechariah 14:8

Jerusalem will rise - Zechariah 14:9-11

This will be a time of earthquakes and continental shifts

• Ecology

Removal of the Curse - Romans 8:18-23

"Like the Garden of Eden" - Ezekiel 36:35

Desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose - Isaiah 35:1

Parched ground become a pool - Isaiah 35:7

Trees...shall clap their hands... Instead of thorns... trees... - Isaiah 55:12-13

The earth will yield its increase... no Famine - Ezekiel 34:27-29

Friendly Animals. Wolf with lamb, leopard w/ kid, little child playing near serpents - Isaiah 11:6-8

Wolf and lamb feed together, Lions eat straw like the bullock - Isaiah 65:25

• Health

Longevity

Child ... hundred years. Live to enjoy fruit of their hands - Isaiah 65:20-23

Healing

The sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in its wings - Malachi 4:2

• Politics

Jesus Christ will be King of Kings and Lord of Lords - Revelation 19:16

Of the increase of His government... no end - Isaiah 9:6-7

Jerusalem will be World Capital. All nations shall flow to it. - Isaiah 2:2-4

"I have set her at the center of the nations." - Ezekiel 5:5

David will reign over Israel - Ezekiel 34:23-24

David will be king over them... forever - Ezekiel 37:24-25

Immortal Believers reign with Christ

The Church (represented by theTwenty-Four Elders) -Revelation 4:4,10-11; 5:8-14

Tribulation Martyrs raised from the dead - Revelation 20:4

No sin/rebellion allowed - Withhold rain/ send plague on rebels - Zechariah 14:16-19

Peace everywhere - Beat their swords into plowshares ...neither... war any more - Isaiah 2:2-4

• Worship and Belief

The Temple used for Memorial Sacrifices - Ezekiel 40:39-43

Salvation still by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ

"No other name given... whereby we must be saved." - Acts 4:10; Philippians 2:9-10; Revelation 22:4

New Spirit within them - Ezekiel 11:19

Everything will be sanctified/holy. Even bells and pots will be holy to the Lord - Zechariah 14:20-21

Some still disbelieve and rebel at the end Revelation 20:7-10


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