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 days…men 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


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


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


Dan.9:27a – He shall confirm the covenant for one week (7 years)
Dan.11:30b – The holy covenant [It's a religious pact]


Dan.8:11,12 – By him (the Antichrist) daily sacrifice was taken away
Dan.9:27b – In midst of the week [after 3-1/2 years of the 7-year covenant] shall he cause the sacrifice to cease
Dan.11:31 – Take away the daily sacrifice; place the abomination that maketh desolate
2Thes.2:4 – He (the Antichrist) as God sitteth in the temple of God


A. A time of intense trouble & persecution:

Dan.12:1b – There shall be a time of trouble such as never was
Mat.24:15,21 – When ye see the abomination of desolation… then shall be great tribulation
Mat.24:22 – Except those days be shortened (cut off), there should no flesh be saved

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)…be 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 beast…is 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 thee…in 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

L. Length of the great tribulation:

Dan.7:25; 1 2:7 – A time, times, and a half (3-1/2 years)
Rev.12:14 – A time, & times & half a time (3-1/2 years)
Rev.11:2; 13:5 – Forty two months (3-1/2 years)
Rev.11:3; 12:6 – 1,260 days


A. After the great tribulation (but before the wrath):

Mat.24:29-30 – Immediately after the tribulation…they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds
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 west…so shall the coming…be [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]


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 bodies…like 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”)


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.)


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 loss…be saved
Mk.8:38 – Of him (some Christians) shall the Son…be 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


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


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)…in 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 them…in Israel


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


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 heat…earth 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]


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


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 it…no 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 no…city, but we seek one to come

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