Are you ready to face the dreadful end time described by Jesus and Revelation? Honestly, practically no one is yet until Elijah comes with his teaching. But you can get started now for our dystopic future and improve your chances. The NT records Jesus’ and others’ instructions and warnings about this. What it says you need to work on may be surprising and downright depressing, but you do want to “escape all these things and stand before” Jesus (Lk 21:36) don’t you? Read on for some advance guidance…
Jesus said, “This good news of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all nations and then the end shall come” (Mt 24:14). But Revelation 14:6 says that an angel has the “everlasting gospel to preach to the world.” So who exactly preaches the good news, a prophet or an angel? And most importantly of all, what is this good news of the kingdom, anyway? It’s not what you think!
The enigmatic Parable of the Ten Virgins seems loaded with potential secrets on the end times, but few of us are sure we understand it. The wedding feast at the Lamb’s Second Coming, the oil that is needed to enter the feast or Kingdom, the “virginity” and the mysterious “go buy” command that throws us for a loop on our ideas for the oil…what does it all mean? What are we missing when we are confused on this and other parables of Jesus? Find out and puzzle no more on what you need to do to enter the kingdom of God.
Can we know when the Great Tribulation will be? Or at least when it won’t be? Mark Biltz thinks so and I agree with him, except for his reckoning of the Sabbath year. Learn what the Great Tribulation is and how to tell when it is not near.
Jesus’ disciples asked him the very question that every Christian still wonders today: how do we know when you’re coming back? Amazingly, Jesus answered by giving the actual “signs of his coming and the end of the age.” He didn’t refuse! We can read his straightforward answer in Matthew, Mark and Luke. Yet Christians don’t understand his answer as evidenced by how they fall for every speculative counterfeit end time sign theory hatched by Christian prophecy theorists in its place. Find out what you’ve been missing in Jesus’ answer so you understand the real signs of his coming and never have to fall for another false prophecy theory again.
Jesus gave the “Parable of the Fig Tree” in his answer to his disciples’ question on the sign of his coming yet Christians don’t understand the sign it refers to and instead keep inventing new ‘signs’ almost every year. The parable itself is often turned into a symbolic prophecy referring to major events in the history of modern Israel one “generation” away from Christ’s return, supposedly allowing you to calculate the second coming date. But does “this generation” refer to Jesus’ first century audience or maybe to our generation, the “last generation?” Discover the real meaning of the parable and the key to discerning where we are in Bible prophecy that it plainly teaches when you let it.
When Jesus said, “no man knows the day or hour,” he nullified the past use of the Bible (or anything else) to “set dates” or predict when end time events will happen. But his words are not clear enough today alone to silence prophecy speculation. Some people think “day or hour” allows for knowing the year or is only code for the Day of Trumpets. On the opposite extreme, some think Jesus meant that his return could happen at any moment or that we could learn nothing about timing and therefore not even study his prophecies. Find out what Jesus really meant by looking at what he said in context…and also by considering what he did not say.