Last Days

"It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father has set within His own authority."

{SIGNS OF THE TIMES}
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  1. The Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared that the end will not come until  this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations - Matthew 24:14)
  2. Discerning Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared that “it is not for you to know times and seasons")
  3. The Last Hour - {PDF Copy} - (The presence of false teachers demonstrates that the “last hour” already is upon us - 2 John 7-8)
  4. The Season is at Hand - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the “last days,” the season of the end began with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus)
  5. Paul, Signs and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Did Paul command us to the "signs of the Times" so we can calculate the nearness of the end?)
  6. knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus Command us to know the "signs and the seasons" of the end?)
  7. Sons of Light - {PDF Copy} - (The Day of the Lord will mean salvation to the “sons of light” who remain ever vigilant and prepared for it)
  8. Wars and Rumors - {PDF Copy} - (The Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who propagate false expectations about the end)
  9. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the abomination standing where it ought not, they must flee Jerusalem ASAP)
  10. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:30-31 - Was Jesus referring to the generation contemporary with him or to one in a remote future?)
  11. Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus used an analogy to the destruction of the Flood to stress the necessity to be prepared for the sudden arrival of the Son of Man)
  12. Order of Final Events - (Paul discusses the future resurrection and coordinates it with the Coming of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Two Final Events - (The New Testament warns several times of coming deceivers and apostasy in the days prior to the return of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
{THE MESSIANIC AGE}
  1. The Spirit and the Last Days - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost marked the start of the last days) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Upon These Last Days - (The age of fulfillment began with the death, resurrection, and exaltation of the Son of God - Hebrews 1:1-3) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Joel's Prophecy -  (The New Testament links the prophecy from Joel about the outpouring of the Spirit in the "last days" to Pentecost) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The fulfillment of the Feast - (Acts 2:1-4 - The outpouring of the Spirit marked the fulfillment of the Feast and the start of the church age) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Ends of the Ages - (According to Paul, with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, the “ends of the ages” have arrived for the church) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Rescued from this Evil Age - (Paul anchored all that God has done in the past Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which inaugurated the messianic age) - {PDF Copy}
{THE LAST DAY}
  1. End of the Age - Parousia! - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus at the end of the age will be an event of great glory, victory, and finality)
  2. Summary of His Arrival - {PDF Copy} - (The New Testament foresees a single event that will mean nothing less than the resurrection, the New Creation, and the final judgment)
  3. Final Note - {PDF Copy} - (New Testament passages on the advent of Jesus portray it as an event of great finality)
  4. Redemption, not Abandonment - (At the heart of Christian hope is the future resurrection of the saints at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new heavens and the new earth) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The One Return of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Parousia of Jesus will be a single event of great finality, both for the righteous and the wicked)
  6. God is not Late - {PDF Copy} - (In the interim between Christ’s ascension and his return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day arrives)
  7. Vindication or Condemnation - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus results in vindication for some, and condemnation for others)
  8. New Creation and His Advent - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation)
  9. Meeting Jesus  - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  10. Just Judgment of God - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - His arrival will mean vindication for the righteous but everlasting destruction for the wicked)
  11. Day of Christ - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus will be the Day of the Lord when the dead are raised, the wicked are judged, and death will cease)
  12. The Day of Visitation - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorted Christians to persevere in sufferings and to live holy lives in the knowledge of the impending “day of visitation)
  13. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Believers must persevere in afflictions and pursue love so they may stand blameless in holiness when Jesus returns 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13)
  14. The Last Enemy, Death - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean resurrection and the termination of the last enemy, death) - {PDF Copy}
  15. His Appearing - (When Jesus “appears” again, faithful believers will rejoice exceedingly and participate fully in the glories revealed on that day) - {PDF Copy}
  16. The Day of Wrath - (The day of “wrath” is coming when the wicked will pay the ultimate price for their disobedience to God  Romans 2:5) - {PDF Copy}
  17. Rescued from Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 - Jesus is already in the process of "rescuing" us from the coming wrath)
  18. Resurrection and New Creation - (Humanity's hope is in the future bodily resurrection and new creation) - {PDF Copy}
  19. Has Bible Prophecy Failed? - (After decades of failed prophetic expectations, it is time for believers to reexamine many popular ideas about the “last days”) - {PDF Copy}
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Angry skies - Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash