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The Last Days! Signs of the Times!

Note: This article has been edited to remove all references to the Antichrist as a single individual in the Endtime who arises 7 years before the coming of Christ, makes a covenant with the Jews, allows them to rebuild their temple of Solomon, stands in the Temple 3.5 years later proclaiming himself to be God, and sets up the image of the beast, the so called abomination of desolation. I don't believe the Bible teaches ANY of that anymore! It's a deception promoted by Cyrus Scofield who taught John Darby's dispensationalism – false teachings that originated from two Roman Catholic clergymen, a Jesuit priest by the name of Francisco Ribera and Cardinal Bellarmine during the late 16th. century. They intentionally misinterpreted Daniel 9:27 to say that the Antichrist will make a covenant with the Jews during the last 7 years of the rule of man on earth. They did that to get the Protestants' eyes off the Pope as the Antichrist! To a man, all of the Protestant reformers held the interpretation that Jesus Christ already fulfilled the Covenant during His Ministry to the Jews (the first 3.5 years) and His Apostles' ministry to the Jews the next 3.5 years. To a man, the early Protestants all believed that the papacy is the fulfillment of the Biblical Antichrist! The “Covenant” is really the covenant of grace God made with Abraham, the same covenant mentioned in verse 4 of Daniel 9! The Protestants of the 17th century rejected Ribera's interpretation of Daniel 9:27, but it found root in Protestantism from the time of John Darby, then Scofield, and then ultimately in the Dallas Theological Seminary.

David Berg himself was not sure about the interpretion of Daniel 9:27. He wrote: "Our teaching on this, which has been the same as most (contemporary) Bible prophecy students, has been that since the daily sacrifice is stopped by the Antichrist (Dan.9:27; 8:11), it must have been resumed some time previously. And our standard conclusion has been that therefore the Jews’ temple must have been rebuilt so they could begin having the daily sacrifice which the Antichrist stops when he breaks the Covenant. That’s a step-by-step logical interpretation. However, just because that’s the way it’s been interpreted by us & most Bible students, including Scofield & a lot of others, it does not mean that it’s necessarily going to happen that way! Again, I’m talking about the interpretation or theory that in order for the Antichrist to stop the daily sacrifices, the Jewish temple has to be rebuilt in order for their daily sacrifices to have been resumed. That is simply a theory.

For more information, please see: The 70th Week of Daniel Delusion

Jesus is coming soon!

Here is a list of Bible verses which indicate that we are living in the days just before the return of Jesus Christ to earth! The references are given but not the entire verse. So if you want to look up the whole verse, get that Bible off your shelf, and dust it off!

The last days: Signs of the times:

A. We should discern the signs of the times:

Mat.16:3b Can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Mat.24:3 What shall be the sign of Thy coming, & of the end of the world?
Mat.24:39 (Unbelievers) knew not until the flood came
1Thes.5:2,4 Ye, brethren, are not (to be) in darkness
2Pet.3:3-4 Scoffers saying, "Where is His coming? All things continue as they were..."

B. Greatly increased learning:

Dan.12:4 Time of the end: Many shall run to & fro, & knowledge shall be increased
2Tim.3:1,7 [Modern education:] Ever learning & never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
Mat.24:14 Gospel preached in all the world [now possible by radio, TV, world travel, etc.]...then the end

C. Greatly increased natural disasters:

Mat.24:7 There shall be famines, & pestilences & earthquakes [Increasing in number & severity; famines worsened by world economic troubles]
Lk.21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear [unprecedented rate of heart attacks today]

D. Greatly increased wickedness & wars:

2Tim.3:1,13 In the last days...evil men shall wax worse & worse
Mat.24:6 Wars & rumours of wars...nation against nation
Mat.24:37,38 As the days of Noah were (corrupt & violent) so shall
Lk.21:25b Upon earth distress of nations [civil unrest]

E. Rampant homosexuality in the end time:

Lk.17:28-30 As it was in the days of Lot [rampant sodomy]...even thus shall it be in the day when (Jesus returns)
Rom.1:24,26-28 Uncleanness...lusts...dishonour their bodies...vile affections...against nature...working that which is unseemly
2Tim.3:1-3a In the last shall be without natural affection
(See also Gen.9:20-27; 13:12,13; 18:18-33; 19:1-30; 2Pet.2:6-8.)

F. Great falling away from true faith:

2Thes.2:2,3 The day of Christ shall not come except there come a falling away (apostasy) first
Mat.24:12 Iniquity shall abound...the love of many shall wax cold
Mat.24:5,11,24 Arise false Christs, & false prophets...deceive many
1Tim.4:1 In latter times some shall depart from the faith... giving heed to doctrines of devils

G. Increased persecution of true Christians:

Mat.24:9,10 Ye shall be hated of all nations...many be offended
Lk.21:16,17 Ye shall be betrayed...& some of you...put to death

H. What all these fulfilled signs mean:

Mat.24:33 When ye see all these things...(Jesus' coming) near
Lk.21:28 When these things begin to come to pass
Lk.21:31,32 This generation not pass till all be fulfilled

2. How to recognise the Antichrist world government:

AC government! Dan.8:25 By peace (he) shall destroy many
Dan.11:21 Come in peaceably, & obtain the kingdom by flatteries [lying propaganda]
Dan.11:23 Work deceitfully...become strong with (deceive & use) a small people (the poor)
Dan.11:24 Enter peaceably even upon the fattest (nations)
Dan.11:24 He shall scatter among them (the poor)...the riches
Dan.11:24 He shall forecast his devices against the strongholds
Dan.11:39b He shall divide the land for gain (popularity)
Dan.11:36,37 Exalt himself...speak things against the God of gods

3. The Antichrist & his rise:

1Jn.2:18 It is the last time: (the) Antichrist shall come
2Thes.2:1-4 That day (of Jesus' coming) shall not come except... that man of sin be revealed
2Thes.2:9 Whose coming is after (according to) working of Satan
2Thes.2:10-12 God shall send them strong delusion (the Antichrist)... who believed not the truth
Dan.8:23 In the latter time...a king of fierce countenance...shall stand up
Rev.13:4 The dragon (Satan) which gave power unto the beast
Rev.13:7 Power was given him over...all nations
Dan.11:37 Neither shall he regard God of his fathers
Dan.11:37 Neither...regard...desire of women
Dan.11:37 Neither shall he regard...any god

B. Antichrist blasphemes, says he is God:

Dan.7:25a (Antichrist) speaks great words against the most High
2Thes.2:3b,4 (Antichrist) exalteth himself above all that is called God
Rev.13:6 (Antichrist) opened mouth in blasphemy against God

C. Much of the world worships him:

Rev.13:8 All that dwell upon the earth worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life
Rev.13:13,14 (Antichrist) doeth great wonders...& deceiveth them that dwell on the earth

D. The mark, the image & enforced worship of the beast:

Rev.13:15 Image of the beast...speak & cause that as many as would not worship (it) killed
Rev.13:16,17 No man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or the number of his name
Rev.13:18 The number of the 666
Rev.14:9-11 If any man receive his mark...shall be tormented

E. The false prophet:

Rev.13:11-16 He causeth the earth to worship the (Antichrist)... deceiveth them
Rev.19:20 False prophet wrought miracles...he deceived them

F. The Antichrist's persecution of Christians:

Rev.13:7 To make war with the saints, & to overcome them, & power given him over...all nations
Dan.7:21 Made war with the saints, & prevailed against them
Dan.7:25 He shall...wear out the saints of the most High (God)
Dan.8:24 He shall...destroy the mighty & the holy people
Dan.11:33 They that understand...shall fall by the sword
Dan.11:35 Some of them of understanding (teachers) shall fall
Dan.12:7b He shall...scatter the power of the holy people

G. Why God allows us to suffer tribulation:

Dan.11:35 To try them, & to purge, & to make them white
Dan.12:10 Many shall be purified, & made white, & tried
Isa.48:10 I have refined the furnace of affliction (See also Pro.17:3; Eph.5:27.)

H. Future Heavenly reward for enduring tribulation:

Rev.7:9,13-17 These...came out of great tribulation...therefore are they before the throne of God day & night
Rev.20:4 Them...which had not worshipped the beast...lived & reigned with Christ

I. Christians overcome & survive despite persecution:

Rev.12:11 They overcame him (Antichrist) by blood of the Lamb & by the word of their testimony
Dan.11:32b People that know God shall be strong & do exploits
Rom.8:35-37 In all these things we are more than conquerors
1Cor.15:51,52 We shall not all sleep (die)...we shall be changed
1Thes.4:16,17 We which are alive and remain [Many Christians still alive at Jesus' 2nd coming]

J. Protection & provision during tribulation:

Rev.9:3,4 [The wicked will be tormented, but we will be spared]
Rev.11:3,5-7 Two witnesses have power to smite earth with plagues
Rev.12:6 Fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there
Rev.12:14 Fly into the wilderness...where she is nourished

K. Witnessing during the tribulation:

Dan.11:33a They that understand...shall instruct many

7. The second coming of Jesus Christ:

Return of Jesus! 2Thes.2:1-3 That day (of Jesus' coming) shall not come, except... first...that man of sin (the Antichrist) be revealed

B. Jesus' coming will not be a secret event:

1Thes.5:1-4 Ye...are not in darkness, that that day...[We will be expecting Jesus, but world will be surprised] (See also Mat.24:38,39)
Mat.24:23-26 If any say unto you, Here is Christ, or there...He is in the secret chambers; believe it not
Mat.24:30 The tribes of the earth shall mourn, & see the Son of man coming...with power & great glory
Acts 1:9-11 Jesus...shall so come in like manner (in the clouds)
Rev.1:7 He cometh with clouds, & every eye shall see Him

C. The tremendous signs of His coming:

Mat.24:27 As the lightning shineth from east to shall the [Jesus lights up entire sky]
Mat.24:29 Sun be darkened...moon not give light [Jesus shines]
1Thes.4:16 Lord shall shout...voice of archangel...trump of God [Lots of noise & commotion]

8. The resurrection & rapture:

A. The living raptured, the dead resurrected:

1Thes.4:14 Them which sleep in Jesus (departed saints) will God bring with Him
Isa.26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise
1Thes.4:15,16 The dead in Christ (their bodies) shall rise first
1Thes.4:17 Then we which are alive shall be caught up (raptured)
Mat.24:31 Sound of a trumpet...gather together [rapture] elect
1Cor.15:51 We shall not all (die), but we shall all be changed
1Cor.15:52 At last trump, dead shall be raised incorruptible, & we shall be changed (transformed)
Job 19:25-27 In my flesh shall I see God...though (I) be consumed [Resurrected in bodies long dead]
Rev.20:6a Blessed & holy...hath part in first resurrection
(See also 1Cor.15:53,54; 2Cor.5:1-4.)

B. Our powerful, immortal resurrection bodies:

Lk.20:36 Neither can they die any more...equal unto angels; being the children of the resurrection
Phi.3:20,21 Jesus...change our His glorious body
1Jn.3:2 When He shall appear, we shall be like Him
Lk.24:36-40 A spirit hath not flesh & bones, as ye see Me have
Jn.20:19,26 The doors were shut...Jesus...stood in the midst
Lk.24:30,31 As He sat at meat...He vanished out of their sight
Lk.24:42,43 He took it (fish & an honeycomb) & did eat
Acts 10:40,41 We did eat & drink with Him after He rose from dead
1Cor.6:14 God hath raised up (Jesus), & will also raise us up
(See 1Cor.15:19-55--"The Resurrection Chapter")

9. The marriage supper of the Lamb:

Rev.7:9,13-17 Great multitude (of Christians)...which came out of great tribulation...stood before the throne
Rev.19:1,6-9 Much people in Heaven...marriage of the Lamb is come
Rom.7:4 [The church, all true Christians, marry Jesus]
Hos.2:19,20 I (God) will betroth thee unto Me for ever (See also Isa.62:5; 2Cor.11:2.)

10. The judgement seat of Christ:

A. Christians rewarded or punished for their works:

Rom.14:10-12 Judgement seat...every one give account of himself
2Cor.5:10 We (Christians) must appear before the judgement seat of Christ...receive (rewards for) things done
Rev.22:12 My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be

B. Jesus praises & rewards some, is ashamed of others:

Dan.12:3 They that turn many to righteousness...shine as stars
Mat.25:21 Well done, thou good & faithful...enter joy of Lord
1Cor.3:11-14 If any man's works abide, he shall receive a reward
1Cor.3:15 If any man's work burned...suffer saved
Mk.8:38 Of him (some Christians) shall the ashamed
Dan.12:2 Many shall awake...some to shame & contempt

C. The crown of life--A reward for faithful service:

Rev.2:10b Be thou faithful...I will give thee a crown of life
Jam.1:12 Crown of life...Lord promised to them that love Him
2Tim.4:7,8 I have kept the faith...a crown of righteousness

11. The wrath of God upon the earth:

Wrath of God!

A. God's wrath upon the remaining unsaved:

Isa.26:19-21 Dead men shall live [resurrection of saved]...(then) the Lord cometh to punish inhabitants of the earth
Isa.13:9-11 The day of the Lord cometh with wrath & anger...He shall destroy the sinners...punish the world
Rev.14:9,10 If any man worship the beast...the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God
Rev.16:1-21 [Description of the plagues of God's wrath]

B. The utter destruction of Babylon by fire:

Rev.17:1,5,18 The great whore...Babylon the great...that great city which reigneth over the kings of the earth
Rev.18:2,3,11 [Babylon is the world merchant/commercial system]
Rev.18:8 In one day...she shall be utterly burned with fire
Rev.18:17 In one hour so great riches is come to nought
Rev.17:16 10 horns (nations) shall...make her desolate & burn her with fire

12. The battle of Armageddon:

A. The Antichrist, his allies & eastern kings gather to fight:

Rev.16:12 Euphrates...water thereof dried...the way of the kings of the east prepared
Rev.16:13,14 Devils...go forth unto (Antichrist's) kings of the whole world, to gather them to the battle
Rev.16:16 He gathered them into a place called...Armageddon
Rev.19:19 Kings of the earth gathered to make war against Him Rev.17:12-14 Ten kings...these shall make war with the Lamb
Ezk.38:1-9 Magog (Russia) the latter years thou shalt come into Israel...many people (allies) with thee

B. The Lord & His armies destroy the Antichrist's forces:

Deut.32:41-43 Rejoice...for He will avenge blood of His servants
2Thes.1:7-9 Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven...taking vengeance on (the wicked)
Jude 14,15 The Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgement upon all
Rev.19:11 [Jesus comes riding on a white horse to make war]
Rev.19:14,15 Armies in Heaven (saints) followed Him on white horses
Rev.19:19,21 The remnant (of the Antichrist's armies) were slain
Isa.11:4 With the breath of His lips shall He slay wicked
Rev.19:20 The beast was taken...& the false prophet...these both were cast alive into a lake of fire

C. The cleanup after the battle:

Isa.66:15,16 The slain of the Lord shall be many
Rev.19:17,18 Saying to fowls, Come...that ye may eat (corpses)
Ezk.39:17-20 (Birds of carrion) filled...with men of war
Ezk.39:11,12 7 months shall (Jews) be burying Israel

13. The millennium:

A. One thousand years of peace:

Rev.20:1-3 Satan...bound 1,000 years...cast into bottomless pit

B. The saints rule with Jesus over all the earth:

Dan.2:44 In days of these kings shall...God set up a Kingdom
Dan.7:13,14 Son of man...there was given Him a Kingdom, that all peoples, nations & tongues should serve Him
Dan.7:18,22,27 The Kingdom...given to the people of the saints [true Christians]
Rev.20:4,6 They lived and reigned with Christ a 1,000 years
Rev.2:26 I will give (overcomers) power over the nations
Rev.2:27 He shall rule them with a rod of iron (authority)
Rev.5:10 Made us kings & priests...we shall reign on earth
(See also 2Tim.2:12a; 1Cor.6:2; 15:24,25; Psa.22:27,28; 47:2,3,7,8; 72:6-8,11,19.)

C. His rule will be just & righteous:

Psa.67:4 Let nations be glad...Thou shalt judge...righteously
Psa.72:3,4 He shall judge the poor...He shall save the needy
Psa.98:8,9 With righteousness shall He judge the world
(See Psa.45:6; Isa.14:5,7.)

D. Heavenly conditions of the millennium:

Isa.11:6-8 [Peace with animals & nature during the millennium] The wolf shall dwell with the lamb...calf & the lion
Isa.11:9 Shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain
Isa.65:25 The wolf & lamb shall feed together...lion eat straw
Hos.2:18 In that day will I make a covenant with the beasts...& I will...break the sword out of the earth

E. Men will live for centuries, like before the flood:

Isa.65:20 For the child shall die an hundred years old

F. Peace on earth:

Isa.14:5-7 The whole earth is at rest, & is quiet
Isa.2:4 They shall learn war no more [true disarmament] (See also Mic.4:3)
Psa.46:9 He maketh wars to cease [weapons are destroyed]

G. Everyone on earth will know about the Lord:

Isa.2:2,3 All nations flow unto [Kingdom to learn God's Word]
Jer.31:34 They shall teach no more...know the Lord: for they shall all know Me
Hab.2:14 Earth shall be filled with the knowledge of...the Lord
Psa.22:27 All the kindreds of the nations shall worship Thee

H. Some will disobey & be punished:

Zech.14:16,17 Whoso will not come...upon them shall be no rain
Psa.2:8-10 Shalt break them with a rod of iron [rule by force]
Isa.26:10 The wicked...will not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly

14. The battle of Gog & Magog:

Psa.2:1-5 The heathen rage [& rebel against Jesus' rule]
Rev.20:7 When the thousand years are expired...Satan loosed
Rev.20:8,9a He shall deceive the nations...gather them to battle
Rev.20:9b Fire came down from Heaven & devoured them [rebels]
2Pet.3:10-13 Elements melt with fervent burned up... (atmospheric) heavens on fire shall be dissolved
Psa.78:69b The earth which He hath established forever [Only earth's crust melts; globe is permanent]
Isa.40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, every mountain low [Earth's surface melted down evenly]

15. Great white throne judgement:

Rev.20:10 The devil was cast (directly) into the lake of fire
Rev.20:11 And I saw a great white throne (in Heaven)
Jn.5:29 And they shall come forth...unto the resurrection of damnation (judgement)
Rev.20:5a Rest of the dead live not again until the 1,000 years finished [this resurrection at end of Millennium]
Rev.20:12,13 The (unsaved) dead judged...according to their works
Lk.12:47,48 He that knew not...shall be beaten with few stripes [Differences of punishment] (See also Rom.2:12,14)
Job 34:10,11 For the work of a man shall He render unto him
Rev.20:15,21:8 (Those) not written in book of life cast into lake of fire...the second death

16. New heaven & new earth:

A. The Heavenly city comes down to earth:

Rev.21:1 I saw a new (atmospheric) heaven & a new earth...& there was no more sea [3-4 times more land area]
Rev.21:10 Holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven (space)
Rev.21:2 I saw...New Jerusalem, coming down (to earth)
Rev.21:3 (City) of God is with men, & He will dwell (on earth)

B. Description of the Heavenly city:

Heb.11:10 A city, whose builder & maker is God
Rev.21:16 [The city is 1,500 miles high, wide & broad]
Rev.21:12,17 [The wall around base of the city is 214 feet high]
Rev.21:14,18-20 [The wall is made of 12 layers of precious stones]
Rev.21:12,21 The 12 gates were 12 (gigantic) pearls
Rev.21:18 The city was pure gold, like unto clear glass
Rev.21:21b The street...was pure gold, as...transparent glass
Rev.21:23,25 The city had no need of the sun...for the glory of God did lighten night there
Rev.22:1 A pure river of life [flows through city]
Rev.22:2 On either side of the river, was...the tree of life
Jn.14:2-3 In My Father's house (city) are many mansions

C. Only saved live in the city; unsaved nations outside:

Rev.21:24,27 Only they which are written in the book of life
Rev.22:2 Leaves of the tree for healing of the (sick) nations
Heb.11:13-16 Pilgrims & strangers...God prepared for them a city

D. Eternal life & happiness in Heaven forever:

Rev.21:5 Behold, I make all things new
Rev.22:3a And there shall be no more curse
Rev.7:17 God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
Rev.21:4 Shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying... former things are passed away
Rev.21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things
Psa.36:7-9 Make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures
Heb.13:14 Here we have, but we seek one to come
Copyright (c) 1998 by The Family International

James Arendt
James Arendt

My name is James Arendt. I was raised in the Hegewisch neighborhood on the southeast side of Chicago, Illinois, served in the USAF from 1970 to 1974, and became a full-time missionary for Christ living 40 years in Japan, 3.5 years in Russia, and a few months in other countries such as Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, South Korea, Taiwan and mainland China where I also served the King of Kings, Jesus, as an Ambassador for His Kingdom.

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