In End Times Events – Part One, we covered the highlights of the days before Jesus returns–according to Jesus Himself (mostly) from Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 and 17.
In Part Two, Jesus fills in the blanks in the Book of Revelation as it was given to the apostle John by Jesus Himself.
Between Parts One and Two, the reader should be able to piece together a fairly good idea of what is to come during the days leading up to the return of Jesus to earth.
In the synaptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus hit the high points of what is to take place during the end times.
In Revelation, given to the apostle John about 50 years after Jesus resurrected, Jesus gives a MORE complete picture with more details.
For instance, in the first chapters of Revelation, Jesus addresses the seven churches of Asia Minor. ONLY two of those churches got a clean bill of health from God’s Son. The other five were warned what would happen IF they did not change some of their wicked ways.
In CHAPTER FOUR of Revelation, Jesus gives John a glimpse of heaven; in CHAPTERS FIVE and SIX, Jesus shows John what takes place when the seven seals of God’s judgment are opened.
CHAPTER SIX is where the imagery of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is found.
“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”
The last verse in the passage cited is mentioned in Ezekiel 14:21, where the last four judgments given are called the “FOUR SORE JUDGMENTS OF GOD.”
“For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?”
So, the four Horsemen signify the devastation that attends the man of sin, war, famine and all other various manners of death.
These are COMPLETELY new details not contained in the earlier accounts of the gospels.
IF the reader was looking for NEW information about the end times, he could do worse than read the Book of Revelation.
The total WOE that is felt by the world’s leaders is expressed, according to Jesus in the last few verses of Chapter SIX.
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
That the workers of iniquity would change their tunes from the incessant mocking (BEFORE Jesus and God demonstrate their power) to a plea to the rocks and mountains to hide them is telling.
The next several chapters of Revelation include the sealing of God’s one-hundred-forty-four thousand and various pictures of what happens when God leaves man go his own devices during the judgment of WAR.
Chapters eight and nine detail what are called the THREE WOES.
Chapter Nine begins with a retelling of the prophet Joel’s plague of devils–which the prophet describes in his 3-chapter book, ALTHOUGH Joel metaphorically calls the devils “locusts.”
Chapter Nine ends with a word-picture of what the judgment of WAR is like when it is augmented by devils: it does NOT sound pleasant.
In CHAPTER TEN, God and Jesus do a bit of housekeeping and last-days organization.
Chapter Eleven tells the account of the TWO WITNESSES, who testify for God and who are a thorn in the side of Satan and Satan’s man of sin and his kingdom for as long as they both live.
“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”
The two witnesses and their doings are called the SECOND WOE.
IMMEDIATELY after this, the third woe (which involves the fall of the man of sin and his worldwide kingdom) with its ending at Armageddon take place.
Chapter twelve contains the picture of Satan tormenting the Jews (the REAL Jews–NOT the synagogue of Satan which Jesus spoke of in the second and third chapters of Revelation).
Chapter THIRTEEN contains many details of the worldwide government, the man of sin’s rule over the earth and the changes which take place in RETAIL to enable the mark of the beast and the man of sin’s program to kill those who still believe in Jesus. Chapter THIRTEEN also reveals the train wreck that is the man of sin’s administration.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN goes into more detail about what was already spoken in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 and 13.
In CHAPTER 15 (the shortest of Revelation’s chapters), God prepares the earth for the FOREVER reign of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Chapter SIXTEEN supplies some details about the Battle of Armageddon and the complete and utter failure of Satan’s forces to move God and Jesus from their appointed places.
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN speaks metaphorically about the man of sin’s worldwide satanic church. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN reveals what happens during that collapse.
CHAPTER NINETEEN tells of Jesus’ victorious return to earth and the beginning of His forever rule. CHAPTERS TWENTY and TWENTY-ONE show various odds and ends of the coming kingdom of heaven.
And, those are the MAIN points of the end times.
Did the reader get that all down?
There’s a LOT to cover, but then, the reader may call upon God’s Word for the truth of the matter.
There is MUCH MORE to the end times: God Willing, we’ll take another look at end times events in the near future.
Here is the link to Part One, in case the reader missed it.
WHAT does the reader believe about the end times?
FROM WHERE did the reader get his information?
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 16, 2023.]
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- End Times Judgment
- Best Prophetic Bible Chapters on the End Times
- End Times Prophecy: On the Particulars and Details of Bible Prophecy
- How Will I Know When the Judgment of God Begins?
- The End Times Are A Time of Judgment
- Man Struggles Against God
- God is in Control
- The Nature of Spiritual Deception
- Tender Mercies of the Lord: Will Not Always Be Available
- Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report
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- END TIMES PREPARATION: 15 Ways to Prepare for the End Times
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- End Times Survival, End Times Preparation
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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