A Handbook of Bible Prophecy



Table of Contents




Table of Contents


Part I - Israel - God's Chosen People Still


Chapter 1 - What in the World Is Happening?

An Overview of Things to Come

The Wonder of Fulfilled Prophecy

Major Prophetic Events Yet To Be Fulfilled

Restoration of Israel

Emergence of a Final Evil World Empire

Time of Jacob's Trouble/ Tribulation

Coming of Messiah as King

Jesus' Own Outline of the Future - The Olivet Discourse

Beginning of Birth Pains

The Tribulation

The Great Tribulation

Are We There Yet?

Where is the Promise of His Coming?

Jesus’ Guidelines

War and Peace in the Middle East

Current Events

Israel and Her Neighbors - Multiple Wars

The Islamic Revolution - Iran 1979

9/11 and Islamic Terrorism

Afghanistan and Iraq

Threat from Iran

The Quest for Peace

A Two-State Solution?

What about Jerusalem and the Temple Mount?

A Temporary Peace

Before or After the Rapture?

Understanding the Times

Other Prophecies

Astrology and Fortune-telling

Nostradamus and Other Psychics

Mayan Prophecies and the Year 2011

Islamic Prophecies

About the Name “Antichrist”


Chapter 2 - The Chosen People

Chosen to share the Truth
The Covenants
The purpose of a "Chosen People": Blessing of All Nations
The Promised Land

Conditional Nature of the Promise for the Land
The Disobedience and Restoration of Israel
Disobedience and Discipline
Rebuilding - Ezra, Nehemiah
Coming of the Messiah
Fulfillment of Prophecy

The Believing Minority: Apostles and Early Christians
Israel's Unbelief
Rejection of Messiah
Hardening and Blindness
Modern Israel

War and Peace

Israel's Glorious Future



Part II - The Church: A Mystery Revealed


Chapter 3 - The Mystery of the Church

Announcement by Jesus
Beginnings at Pentecost
The Feasts and Fulfilled Prophecy
The Passover Supper
The Feast of Unleavened Bread
The Feast of First Fruits

Warning About Date Setting
The Feasts and Possible Future Fulfillments
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
The Feast of Tabernacles

Revelation of the Mystery of the Church through Paul
The Gospel to All Nations - "To the Jew First"
The Church: The Body and Bride of Christ
Grafted in Temporarily - in Israel's Place
Spiritual Heirs of the Covenants
Not to Replace Israel
One New Man
Not to Antagonize Israel


Chapter 4 - Church History

The Presence of Jesus Christ in This Age
Insight about the Church
Instruction to the Church
To Ephesus
To Smyrna
To Pergamum
To Thyatira
To Sardis
To Philadelphia
To Laodicea



Chapter 5 - Satan's Final Empire: Global Governance and Religion

Rise of Satan's final Empire
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream and Daniel's Visions

Satanic Control of World Empires

Revelation's Beasts

Rise of Satan's Final Religion
A New World Order
Knights Templar
The Illuminati
The Scottish Rite of the Masonic Order
The Palladian Rite

Recent Developments Toward a New World Order
The Federal Reserve System

The League of Nations
The Council on Foreign Relations
Pyramid on the One Dollar Bill
The United Nations

European Union
The Bilderberg Group
The World Constitution and Parliament Association

New Age Spirituality
The Club of Rome
Environmental Issues
The Trilateral Commission
Dissolution of the USSR
The Gulf War

United Religions Initiative

9/11 Attacks and the War on Terrorism

The Great Recession


Chapter 6 - The Rapture of the Church

The Next Major Biblical Event in History
Meaning of "Rapture"
Three Events That Happen at the Rapture
Other Important Terms
Those who are "in Christ"
Why the Rapture Will Take Place Before the Tribulation
Any-moment Expectation (Imminence)
Deliverance of the Saints from Wrath
The Lawless One Not Revealed until Hindering Force Removed

The Death of the Believer: Time and Eternity
Events between the Rapture and Christ's Return
Our Return with Christ
The Centrality of Israel and Jewish People during the Tribulation
Population of the Millennium by Mortal Believers
Differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming
Absence of the Church
The Church Is Missing from the Tribulation


Chapter 7 - Historical Developments:

Israel Scattered, the Church Age, and the Rise of Islam

The Rise of Islam


The Spread of Islam

The Dome of the Rock

The Dome's Beauty

A Denial of Christianity

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Jewish Hopes under Islam

The Crusaders Capture Jerusalem

Jerusalem Lies Desolate

Jerusalem under Turkish Rule

Jews Hope for Return

Non-Muslims Barred from the Temple Mount

More Jewish Persecution

World Wars I and II

End of Ottoman Empire

The Balfour Agreement and the British Mandate

The Holocaust

End of the British Mandate

Rebirth of the nation of Israel

Independence - 1948

The Suez Canal War of 1956

The PLO - 1964

The 6-Day War of 1967

The Yom Kippur War of 1973

The Islamic Revolution - Iran 1979

War with Lebanon and Hezbollah - 1982 and 2006

Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) - `987

The Palestinian Authority - 1994

Suicide Bombings Introduced - 1994

Interference from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq - 2002

Nuclear Iran - 2010

Concern for Muslims


Part III - Tribulation Saints
The Destiny of Believers during the Coming Tribulation


Chapter 8 - Believers during the Tribulation

Saints and Martyrs of The Tribulation Period
Believers in Christ from All Nations
Sudden Belief of Many after the Rapture
Messianic (Jewish) Leadership
The Central Role of Israel
A Symbolic Overview of All of Israel's History



Chapter 9 - The First Half of the Tribulation

The First Four Seals
The First Seal - The Beast Revealed
The Second Seal - War

- The Aggressors of the War of Gog and Magog

- The Target: Israel

- Russia’s Allies

- The Outcome
The Third Seal - Famine
The Fourth Seal - Plagues and Death

A Seven Year Treaty with Israel
Trust in a Counterfeit Messiah
The 144,000 Called
Sealed - For What?


Chapter 10 - The Rebuilt Temple

Background: Jerusalem
The Tabernacle
The Outer Court
The Holy Place
The Holy of Holies

Solomon's Temple
The Second Temple
Herod's Temple”

Destruction of the Temple
The Temple Mount Today
Two Muslim Holy Places
- The Dome of The Rock

- Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Western Wall
The Dome of the Tablets/ Dome of the Spirit

Necessity for A Temple
Because of Israel's Desires
Because of Bible Prophecy

A Third Temple during the Tribulation

Location of the Future Temple
- Where The Dome of the Rock stands
- North of The Dome of the Rock
- South of The Dome of the Rock
The Ark of the Covenant

- Under the Temple Mount

- In Ethiopia

- On Mount Nebo

- Other Possibilities
Preparations for the Temple

- Training

- Materials

- Ashes of a Red Heifer

- Timing

A Fourth Temple during the Millennium


Chapter 11 - The Great Tribulation

The Abomination of Desolation in the Temple
The Mark of the Beast
Political Power
Religious Power
Technological Power
The Personal Computer
Artificial Intelligence
Fiber Optics/ Quantum Computers
Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Smart Cards

The Internet/Grid

“The Cloud”

Smart Phones/ GPS
Implanted Transponders

The Beast’s Dictatorial Control

Control of Commerce

Control of Travel
Control of the Media
Programmable Tattoos

The Actual Mark
The Beast's name or number (666)

Our number(s)

The Number of the Beast

Receiving the Mark


Chapter 12 - Petra

The Flight of the Remnant from Jerusalem at Mid-Tribulation
Jerusalem Surrounded by Armies
Flight of Jews from Judea
Petra - The Prepared Place
Historical Background of Petra
Not to Be Conquered by the Beast
A Hiding Place

Believers' Underground
The Fifth Seal - Martyrdom
The Concept of the Remnant
Christ's Presence


Chapter 13 - The Plot Thickens

Not All the Jews Flee to Edom
Two Fearless Witnesses on the Temple Mount
Disasters of the Great Tribulation
Meteors and Meteorites

Coronal Mass Eruptions / Solar Storms
Ecological Issues

The Seven Trumpets
The First Trumpet - Scorching of the Earth
The Second Trumpet - Slaughter in the Sea
The Third Trumpet - Souring of the Water
The Fourth Trumpet - Smiting of the Planets

The Fifth Trumpet - Striking by Locusts
The Diabolical Pit
- The Demonic Plague
- The Destructive Potentate
The Sixth Trumpet - Slaying of one-third of the Population
The Seventh Trumpet - Sovereignty of God


Chapter 14 - Armageddon

Old Testament Previews of The Battle of Armageddon

The Seven Vials of God's Wrath
The First Vial - Damaging Sores
The Second Vial - Deadly Seas
The Third Vial - Deplorable Springs
The Fourth Vial - Dangerous Sunlight
The Fifth Vial - Dark Seizure
The Sixth Vial - Drying of the Strait
The Seventh Vial - Destructive Scourge

The "Campaign" of Armageddon
Harmony of Passages in Revelation about Armageddon
1- The Sixth Seal - Revelation 6:12-17
2- The Sixth Trumpet - Revelation 9:13-21; 11:13
3- The Winepress of God's Wrath - Revelation 14:14-20
4- Sixth and Seventh Vials of God's Wrath - Revelation 16:12-21
5- War against the Lamb - Revelation 17:14
6- The Coming of Christ as King of Kings - Revelation 19:11-21

Signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars
The Great Earthquake


Chapter 15 - Coming of the King of Kings

The Glorious Return of Christ
The Church Returns with Christ
The Objects of His Wrath
Harvest of Wheat
Destruction of Gentile Unbelievers
Harvest of Grapes
Destruction of Jewish Unbelievers
Two Thirds and One Third of All Israel

The Return of the Remnant from Edom
God's Dialogs with the Messiah
The Final Conversion of Israel
Israel's National Mourning for Yeshua
The Final Outcome of Christ's Glorious Return
His Authority to Reign
The Death of His Enemies
The Fate of the Unholy Trinity



Part IV - After the Tribulation


Chapter 16 - The Millennium and Beyond

Overview of the Millennium
The Kingdom was PROMISED to the patriarchs
The Kingdom was ESTABLISHED by Jesus
The Kingdom will be DEMONSTRATED during the Millennium
The Kingdom will be fully DEVELOPED in the New Heaven and New


Previews of the Millennium from the Old Testament
Messiah will Reign from Jerusalem

National Repentance

Restoration and Prosperity

John’s Brief Description of the Millennium

Preparation for the Period

Progress during the Period

-The First Resurrection: Raised to Eternal Life

-Judgment of Believers

Postscript to the Period

Aspects of the Millennium
Worship and Belief

After the Millennium
The Last War
The Other Resurrection
Judgment of Non-believers - The Great White Throne
A New Heaven and Earth
The Heavenly Jerusalem




A - Chart of the End of the Age
B - Definition of common terms found in Eschatology
C - Harmony of Prophecy Chart
D - Warnings and Cautions
E - Notes on The Covenants in the Bible
F - The Complexities of Time
G - The Day of The Lord
H - The History of Edom
I - Jesus, The Kinsman Redeemer, Jesus The Avenger of Blood

--And the Cities of Refuge
J - Earthquakes, Signs and Wonders
K - Pretribulation or Prewrath?
L - The Return of Jesus Christ In Power Glory and Splendor
M - The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
N - The Judgment Seat of Christ
O - The Great White Throne Judgment
P - Outline of The Olivet Discourse
Q - Outline of the Book of Revelation
R - Notes on Daniel 11 and 12 (Stedman)
S - Ancient Prophecies and Ancient Prayers For the End of the Age
T - Do You Know Christ Personally?






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