The subject of the End Times evokes many thoughts and emotions:
In which column do you find yourself? If you find yourself in the left hand column, my desire is to help you...
You do this by focusing on Jesus - the Lion and the Lamb. He is the Word. It is all inspired by Him. Heed His teachings concerning the Last Days and you will move into the right hand column above concerning
this seemingly ominous topic of the apocalypse.
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These times seem ominous when we are confused and unclear about them. My goal is to help you know the chronology (or timeline) of God's future events and even what to look for next!
Many people get overwhelmed and confused with all the details. Here I focus on what you NEED to know...what is clear in God's Word.
God desires that you, your
family and your church have insight and understanding concerning the Second Coming of Christ.
When you have insight and understanding concerning the End Times you and your family will:
Being prepared, excited, confident, and secure only comes from studying the primary source. If you depend on man's theories you'll be stuck in the wrong column above.
Numerous unbiblical positions have been adopted by Christians who preferably read books about the end of the world rather than reading what the Author of the universe has said about it in the Bible.
I'm sure you know more than one person who's End Times theology is summed up in a statement like this, "I believe it will all pan out the way God wants it to in the end. Besides, I live as if Jesus will return any day, so I'm not concerned with how it will all work out."
This is not the attitude Christ wants us to have...
Jesus addressed a similar attitude in Matthew when He rebuked the Pharisees for being able to discern the weather patterns but not the crucial signs of the current days...
Jesus had some tough words for those who could not discern the signs of the times. I hope you, your family and your church will not be in a similar position regarding the signs of the times.
If this isn't convincing enough you can view many other Scriptures in which we are directed to gain insight and understanding concerning the last days.
God did not intend for the End Times to be so confusing, and you do not need a masters degree to master
the End Times timeline or chronology. There is no secret Bible code that you need to unravel concerning the book of Revelation or the Book of Daniel. We just need to read the Word of God and believe what it says.
As you navigate through these pages, you will begin to flesh out the order of these events directly from Scripture. Rest assured, this chronology will not predict a date for the Second Coming of Christ (the parousia), because the Word does not give us that date.
But you will encounter numerous myth busters along your journey.
You will witness the Word
bringing down some lofty and popular ideas, which were derived from man's
theories and preferences.
As a pastor, I had several of my own theories destroyed as I studied only the end times Scriptures for eighteen months. I then distinguished where my various apocalyptic beliefs originated. Where have your beliefs concerning the End Times come from?
I refuse to allow my current or future generations to walk in ignorance and apathy when our Lord told us dozens of times to know, discern, watch, and be ready for the End Times. I will not have my family, my friends or my church walking aimlessly about in bewilderment when they could be giving light to the many as a result of their study of the "road map" Christ has given us...not on my watch!
Will you, your family and your church be prepared with insight and understanding? I encourage you to join me on this journey with my family; however...
...one thing must be LEFT BEHIND...man's theories.
These are not days when the church is to go into hiding and put our light under a basket. The church has often undergone persecution, and it is in those times that she has shined the brightest! No, we will not hide. We will walk in the love and power of the Holy Spirit to be the light of the world!
Will it be a difficult time? Yes. Just like it was for the Christians in the first century. Did they hide? No. The church exploded. The more persecution the church underwent, the stronger she became. These will truly be exciting times.
You can confidently know the chronology of future events, as
revealed in the Bible. You can even know
what to look for next toward the end of days as we know them!
Think Biblically...Prepare Intentionally...Reap the Rewards.
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