The end times are a very important subject in The Bible. They are addressed in many of the Old Testament prophetic books (Isaiah through Malachi). In the New Testament, the primary passages on the end times are Matthew 24:4-44, Mark 13:5-33, Luke 17:20-37, Luke 21:8-36, 1 Thessalonians 4:14 – 1 Thessalonians 5:3, 2 Thessalonians 1:6-2:12, 2 Peter 3:3-12, and the Book of Revelation.
Regarding when the world will end, Jesus said that no one would know the year or the hour.
A summary of Jesus’ words in Matthew 24 shows that the end times will involve the following:
- wars and rumors of wars
- nation rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom
- famines and earthquakes
- false prophets coming in Jesus’ name
- many people being deceived by false prophets
- false prophets performing signs and wonders
- persecution of true believers
- people’s love of God decreasing
- the gospel preached in the whole world
- the “abomination of desolation” (a world leader who makes himself out to be God)
- great tribulation
- alterations in the sun, moon, stars
- Jesus’ true followers gathered to Him
- Jesus’ return
- Jesus’ judgment of people on earth
Regarding the “rapture,” the event where Christ’s true followers are caught up to meet him in the air, some main texts for that are: Matthew 24:31, Mark 13:27, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4.
Also, it should be pointed out how the last days will be characterized. We are told:
“There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4)
The end times basically hinge on the return of Jesus Christ and His judgment of humanity and the world. Therefore, actually knowing him is the most important thing to understand about the end times
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to The power that worketh in us, unto God – The Father be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end (🤔 again?) Amen.
Existence does not come to an end! God is ETERNAL! In God’s Image we are all Created (both Male and Female) In God’s Presence, we ‘simply’ are covered/enveloped/surrounded be The glory – unimaginable AWESOMENESS, Amen.
We have been over this earlier… God’s “Six Pack” 😊! We are told of Moses feeling The Six-Pack pass him by (Uhh🤔 he could not see as Mortal and live!) “And The Lord said, “I will cause all My goodness (🤔 I guess there is no Six Pack!) to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim My Name, The Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,” God ‘Said’, “you cannot see My face, for no one may see Me and live.” Exodus 33:19,20
God really is able to do far more than you can imagine or desire in your life! God is the God of all things good and pure, and God is your Creator. Knowing this should give you confidence when you pray and when you are in times of need. It does not matter how impossible the situation may appear to be; God will always provide for you, That will never change.
And we pray;
Dear God (Love of my essence), I thank You that I never have to worry about lacking a thing because You are always there for me, Amen. LORD, even when the situation may appear to be far beyond saving, I know that Your will always make a way; Your word which I run to in every situation tells me so. When I feel discouraged, may I find comfort in Your Essence, LORD I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.