Jesus is coming again, soon. For believers, the truly born again, this is our Blessed Hope! Jesus is going to rescue us from this body of sin, and for some of us even from death itself! And He wants us to be excited! So much so, that just for being excited, we get a special reward. No other book of the Bible promises special blessings just for reading and hearing it than The Revelation (of Jesus Christ). And yet, He knows that most people will ignore the signs, just as they did the first time He came. He even says, “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8) The sad truth is that most people, even “Christians,” are more concerned with day-to-day living than they are with the things of God.
The book of Revelation is meant to REVEAL, not conceal. It’s challenging to understand at times, yes, but God has hidden keys throughout the whole body of Scripture that unlock meaning. It’s the most amazing and beautiful puzzle which ties together the entire revelation of God to humanity.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13
We all approach the Bible wearing the glasses of our prior learning and understanding. Sometimes it’s best to lay aside what we think we know and pray for the glasses of the Holy Spirit – for Him to lead us into all understanding. All the understandings of humanity will be flawed in some way – now we see dimly as in a mirror, but then we will see face to face. We can’t see perfectly from here, no, but we can keep polishing our mirrors! God gives us a challenge, meant to be solved. It’s complex on purpose – to foil the enemy.
I have come to an understanding of a Literal End Times Prophecy model that is basically the strengths of pre-tribulation and pre-wrath combined. I have been influenced by such pre-tribulation teachers as Clarence Larkin, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Thomas Ice, John MacArthur, Jack Kelley; pre-wrath teachers as Marvin Rosenthal, HL Nigro, Chris White; and pre-trib/pre-wrath combo teachers Douglas Berner, David Lowe, John Abent, and Peter Goodgame. I have been blessed to find Scott Clarke and http://www.unsealed.org for the Revelation 12 sign. What I post here is my best understanding from Scripture, but it is a human understanding, and thus will be flawed in some points. I am continually pleading with God for truth and clarity, and will update posts as my understanding improves. I urge you to search the Scripture for yourself to see if these things are so, praying for wisdom and understanding!
Jesus EXPECTS us to WATCH and to be aware of what prophetic time we are in!
He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time? Luke 12:54-56
For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7
The most important point I can state is that truly, JESUS IS COMING SOON.
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The Big Picture:
- God’s Prophetic Timeline – 7000 Years of Humanity
- The Feasts of God – His Appointed Times
- The Day of the Lord
- Daniel’s 70 Weeks
- The Covenant With Many
- The Day of Christ- BEMA Seat
- Revelation 12 – Rapture and Tribulation Overview
- The End of the Age According to Jesus – Matthew, Mark, Luke
- Olivet Discourse Overview
- Revelation Outline and Summary
- Braxton Hicks, Labor Pains, and the Time of the End
Coming Prophetic Wars:
- Overview of Coming Prophetic Wars
- Nation Rising Against Nation, Kingdom Rising Against Kingdom – WW3
- Target Israel: The Destruction of Damascus – Isaiah 17
- Target Israel: Arab-Israeli Promised Land War of Psalm 83
- Target Israel: Gog and Magog War of Ezekiel 38 & 39
- Triumph: The Beast Rises to Power
- Target Israel: The Battle of Armageddon
- The Last Battle (EVER!)
Count Yourself Worthy To Escape All These Things:
- The Rapture of the Church – Our Blessed Hope
- Who Is Worthy to Escape All These Things?
- What Must I Do To Be Saved
- God’s Final Boarding Call – Time to Get on the Ark
- The Jewish Wedding
God’s Prophetic Signs:
- Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign – The Convergence is Now
- Revelation 12 – A Sign in the Heavens, September 23, 2017
- X Marks the Spot – 40 Days of Teshuvah and the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
- The Christ Angle – God’s Timetable Written in the Pyramid of Ancient Egypt – September 20, 2017
- The Dragon (Serpent) and Planet X (Nibiru)
- The Fig Tree Sign and Israel’s Rebirth
- The Terminal Generation
- The Third Temple – Prophecy and Progress
- The Gospel Will Be Preached to All Nations
- A Picture of Society in the Last Days
- A Picture of the Church in the Last Days
- As In the Days of Noah
- As In the Days of Lot
- DNA and the Tree of Life
- The Technological Tower of Babel – with CERN
- Ezekiel’s 430 Days of Laying
- Jewish Aliyah – Conditions Prepared for the Two Witnesses
Special Puzzle Keys:
- Tribulation, Great Tribulation, and Wrath – the 7 Year Key
- Blood Moon VERSUS Dark Moon
- The Parousia of Jesus Christ
- Is It Better to be Taken, or Left?
- That Day Will Not Come Until….
- The Restrainer and the Restrained in 2 Thessalonians 2
- Earthquake Resurrection Pattern – The Noisy, Not-So-Secret Rapture of the Church
- The Day and the Hour Unknown? Can we Pinpoint the Rapture?
- Is the Rapture Imminent?
- What’s Shaking? The Earth, The Heavens, or Both?
- 1260, 1290, 1335, and 2300 Days
The Coming “Tribulation” (End Times / Latter Days):
- The Coming Deception – “Aliens”?
- The Four Horsemen – Seals 1-4
- The Martyrs Under the Altar – Seal 5
- The Blood Moon – Seal 6
- Heavenly Silence – Seal 7
- The Day of the Lord
- 7 Trumpets, with 3 Woes
- Discussion of the Antichrist
- Discussion of the False Prophet
- The Woman Flees To A Place Prepared
- Discussion of Mystery Babylon
- The Mark of the Beast – The Irreversible 666
- God’s 3 Announcing Angels
- 7 Bowls/Vials of Wrath
- The Mount of Olives – Final Escape Route
- The Battle of Armageddon
- The Beginning of the Day of the Lord (Rapture) VERSUS the End of the Day of the Lord (Second Coming)
- Second Coming of Christ
- Sheep and Goats Judgment
- The Millennial Kingdom
- Resurrection from the Dead and Great White Throne Judgment
- A Glimpse of Eternity
Additional Puzzle Pieces:
- Loose Ends – What on Earth is Going On?
- Harvest, the Day of the Lord – and a Surprise Eclipse????
- Satan Has Known About September 23 All Along
- Who are the 24 Elders in the Heavenly Temple?
- Who are the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11?
- Who are the 144,000?
- Revival of the Hebrew Language
- Secular Signs of the Times – Unsuspecting Revelations
Instructions After the Rapture of the Church:
- You Are Loved
- Letter for You – If You’ve Been Left Behind
- Salvation During the “Tribulation”
- Leading Children to Christ
- Jesus’ Words to Those Left Behind – Part 1
- Jesus’ Words to Those Left Behind – Part 2
- Examine Yourself, to See if You are In the Faith
- Which Jesus Do You Follow?
- Occupy Until He Comes
Occupy Until He Comes
- Occupy Until He Comes
- An Introvert’s Guide to Spreading the Gospel
- How to Prepare for Those Who May Be Left Behind
Speculations and Possible Interpretations:
- Literal, Historical, Grammatical, Contextual Bible Interpretation
- Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus at His First Coming
- Why Israel Rejected Jesus at His First Coming
- Prophecies Fulfilled of Israel’s Scattering
- Prophecies of Israel’s Regathering – Ezekiel’s Valley of Dry Bones
- www.unsealed.org – For keeping on top of what’s happening day by day
- “God’s Challenge” by Douglas Berner
- “When God Intervenes” by Douglas Berner
- Beginning and End (a 6th Seal pretribulation rapture model)
- www.watchfortheday.org – Daniel Matson
- Revelation 12 Daily
- Red Moon Rising by Peter Goodgame (free eBook)
- The Redeemer – Free eBook (Jack Kelley)
(Those are my top 8 recommendations, but many more are listed on the “Bible Prophecy Links and Resources” page )
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
The Bible is infallible. I am not. Be a Berean – examine the scriptures for yourself to see if these things are so!