End Time Events and the 2nd Coming of JesusWritten by Michael Bradley
In part 1 of this series of end time articles, I am going to go ahead and outline all of main events that will be occurring that will be leading up to 2nd coming of Jesus to our earth. This will be a basic overview of main end time events. I will then go into additional parts giving you a bit more detail into some of these specific events. The Bible once again very specifically and very explicitly lays out exactly what is going to happen before Jesus returns back to us for His second coming.
The problem is that all verses pertaining to second coming of Jesus to our earth are all scattered throughout Bible. You thus have to search them out and then match them up to be able to see exactly what is coming down road - just like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. God always seems to want to make you hunt and search for all of knowledge that is in Bible. Seek and then you will find. The subject of revelations and end time events is no exception.
I will keep this article focused on basic main events so as to give you a "roadmap" as to what may be getting ready to come our way. This subject can get very detailed due to all incredible events that will take place before Jesus comes back for His second coming.
Basic Outline of Main Events Here is a basic outline of main events at a quick glance. I will talk about each of them in a little more detail in following articles.
1. Miscellaneous Signs
End Time Events - The Miscellaneous SignsWritten by Michael Bradley
1. Per miscellaneous signs listed in my previous article, Jesus literally tells apostles face to face what signs are that will let us know when He is about ready to come back to our earth for His second coming. The verse is from gospel of Matthew and it reads as follows:
"Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be sign of Your coming and of end of age? And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My Name, saying ‘I am Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but end is not yet. 2. Another verse on false christs and false prophets that will come is also found in Matthew. It reads:
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom And there will famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places. All these are beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to end shall be saved.
And this gospel of kingdom will be preached in all world as a witness to all nations, and then end will come." (Matthew 24:3-14)
"For false christs and false prophets will ariseand show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, elect." (Matthew 24:24) 3. Paul also talks about state of man in latter days and how bad man is going to get. Here is verse:
"But know this, that in LAST DAYS perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power." (2 Timothy 3:1) 4. Paul also states in latter days that some Christians will be departing from faith due to influence of demons. The verse is found in 1 Timothy.
"Now Spirit expressly says that in LATTER TIMES some will depart from faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons." (1 Timothy 4:1)