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The Last Days Timeline According to Jesus

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The Last Days Began The Day The Holy Spirit Falls Upon The Church  

‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17 (NLT2)

But When is the End of the Last Days?

“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” Acts 1:11 (NLT2)

Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world? Matthew 24:3 (NLT2)

AT FIRST ONLY  BIRTH PANGS

But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. Matthew 24:8 (NLT2)

  • False messiahs deceiving many people
  • Many wars or threats of war between nations and empires
  • Famines
  • Earthquakes across the world

Matthew 24:4-7 (NLT2)

4  Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you,

5  for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many.

6  And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately.

7  Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.

  • “… the end won’t follow immediately.”

THEN WORLDWIDE PERSECUTION

  • Government persecution: arrests, harassment, and even capital punishment for following Jesus
  • Worldwide hated by the people of the world
  • Because of fear, many church people will turn away from Christ, just like Judas,  and hate and betray Christians
  • Many deceived preachers will arise and preach a false gospel and create fake churches of unrepentant sinners
  • Sin and hatred will overcome the church, society, and the nations
  • The true church will  be oppressed and dwindle. Few will endure to the end and preach the hated message of repentance and salvation through Jesus
  • But the faithful Christians will endure and preach the Good News and all nations will hear the truth
  • “… then the end will come.”

Matthew 24:9-14 (NLT2)

9  Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers.

10  And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other.

11  And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.

12  Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.

13  But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

14  And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

AFTER CENTURIES OF THE LAST DAYS BIRTH PANGS THE SIGNS OF THE END WILL COME

Matthew 24:15-22 (NLT2)

15  The day is coming when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about—the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Place.” (Reader, pay attention!)

16  “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills.

17  A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack.

18  A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat.

19  How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days.

20  And pray that your flight will not be in winter or on the Sabbath.

21  For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again.

22  In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.

  • The first future signal revealing the end days is the day Antichrist places an idol inside the Holy of Holies of the Jewish Temple
  • This event triggers such violence that many are immediately killed in Israel
  • God intervenes to stop the slaughter it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.”

THEN IN DESPERATION CHRISTIANS WILL SEEK A MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FROM ANNIHILATION

Matthew 24:23-28 (NLT2)

23  Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it.

24  For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.

25  See, I have warned you about this ahead of time.

26  “So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,’ don’t believe it!

27  For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.

28  Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.

  • Next the desperate Christians will be flooded again with a new wave of miracle working charismatic preachers offering false hope by following them to secret hiding places where they will meet God
  • Warning: Jesus says look up, when He comes the whole world will see it
  • these signs indicate that the end is near.

FINALLY, CHRIST RETURNS, SENDS OUT HIS ANGELS TO GATHER THE CHRISTIANS, AND…

Matthew 24:29-31 (NLT2)

29  Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

30  And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31  And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.

  • Immediately after the days of the two warning signs, Christ’s supernatural return blows a hole in space effecting the sun, moon, and throwing meteors to the earth
  • The whole world is shocked and mourning realizing their hate and rebellion against God is over because He has come to bring justice and pour out His wrath
  • But first He rescues His Christians by sending out angels with a trumpet blast to gather them from one end of the sky to the other, and even the dead in Christ from heaven will join them
  • Immediately after the anguish of those days, … and then at last, the sign that the Son of Man”

PAY ATTENTION TO ALL THE SIGNS BECAUSE YOU MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION

Matthew 24:32-36 (NLT2)

32  “Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near.

33  In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door.

34  I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things take place.

35  Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.

36  “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.

  • The last days have lasted almost 2000 years but when the end days signs appear you will have no time to prepare, so always be ready
  • Jesus guarantees the generation who sees the end days signs will be the last generation
  • But remember no one knows the day or hour the the end times signs will appear
  • when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door.”

AT THE END, THE WORLD WILL BE SO DECEIVED IT WILL HAVE NO CLUE THEIR JUDGMENT IS NEAR

Matthew 24:37-39 (NLT2)

37  When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day.

38  In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat.

39  People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.

  • Noah was warned and prepared many years for the flood and lived like there would be no tomorrow
  • The whole world around Noah lived like there was no danger whatsoever and tomorrow would always come
  • Soon the final judgment day will come and find the whole world lost in sin, ignoring all the warnings from the church, and suffering the eternal judgment of hell
  • “when the Son of Man comes.”
  • News from Hal Lindsey Media Ministries, February 1st, 2019

    In Luke 21, Jesus gave His disciples a quick list of the signs they should look for as ind…
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