Last Days

{THE END-TIMES}

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{SIGNS}
  1. Predicted Final Events - {PDF Copy} - (The Church has been plagued with deceivers and apostasy since its inception, just as predicted in the New Testament)
  2. The Apostasy - {PDF Copy} - (Paul warned the Thessalonians of the future apostasy which he linked to the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness, the Son of Destruction)
  3. Concerning Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul does not detail the times and seasons since the Thessalonians understand that the Lord will come like a thief in the night)
  4. Pentecost - (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the commencement of the Last Days, the era of salvation and fulfillment) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The False One(s!) - {PDF Copy} - (The presence of false teachers in the Assembly demonstrates that the period of the Last Days is underway)
  6. The Season is Here! - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the period known as the Last Days began following the death, resurrection, and enthronement of Jesus)
  7. Paul, Signs and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul does not detail the times and seasons since the Thessalonians understand that the Lord will come like a thief in the night – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
  8. The End Is Not Yet - {PDF Copy} - (Instead of calculating times and seasons, followers of Jesus must always be prepared for his sudden and unexpected arrival)
  9. Sons of Light - {PDF Copy} - (The Day of the Lord will mean salvation for the Sons of Light who remain ever vigilant and prepared for its sudden arrival – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
  10. The Final Season? - (Because the timing of the end is known only to God, the disciples of Jesus must be prepared every moment for his sudden arrival) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Howling Imposters - (The New Testament warns repeatedly of coming deceivers and false prophets who will cause many disciples to depart from the faith) - {PDF Copy}
  12. In the Assembly - (John identified false teachers in the church as ‘antichrists’, and their deceptive teachings confirmed that the Last Days had commenced) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Spirit of Antichrist - (The Antichrist Spirit works to destroy the church from within, especially through deception propagated by deceivers and false teachers – 1 John 2:18-22) - {PDF Copy}

{OLIVET DISCOURSE}
  1. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (The generation contemporary with Jesus witnessed the events predicted by him that culminated in the Temple’s destruction – Mark 13:28-31)
  2. In the Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus gave his last discourse on Olivet following his final and symbolic departure from the Temple – Mark 12:41-13:4)
  3. Deceivers and Catastrophes - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warns us of coming deceivers who will mislead many and disseminate false information about the future and his return)
  4. His Repeated Warning - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus stressed critical information that is vital for his disciples if they wish to avoid deception by false prophets and other deceivers)
  5. The Definitive Sign - {PDF Copy} - (According to Jesus, the End will not come until this Gospel of the Kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations – Matthew 24:14)
  6. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the Abomination of Desolation standing where it ought not, they must flee Jerusalem without delay)
  7. The Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Just as unprepared men were destroyed by the Flood, so unrepentant men and apostates will be overtaken by destruction when Jesus arrives)
  8. Discerning Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus did not command his disciples to know all the signs and seasons of his return - It is not for them to know times and seasons – Acts 1:7)

{THE MESSIANIC AGE}
  1. The Ends of the Ages - (The Apostle Paul linked the commencement of the Last Days to the death and resurrection of Jesus, the hinge on which History has turned) - {PDF Copy}
  2. This Evil Age - (The death of Jesus inaugurated the messianic age with consequent changes in the status of the Law and God’s people) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Final Harvest - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost fulfilled what the feast symbolized and marked the start of the Final Harvest) - {PDF Copy}
  4. In the Last Days... -  (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, just as prophesied by the Prophet Joel – Acts 2:17-21) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Christ is Risen! - (Paul anchored all that God has done in the resurrection of Jesus, which also inaugurated the Messianic Age - Galatians 1:1-5) - {PDF Copy}
  6. People of the Last Days - (The Assembly of God is the battlefield where the final war is being waged between the Lamb and the Ancient Serpent, the Devil) - {PDF Copy}
  7. These Last Days - (The era of the Levitical priesthood terminated with the arrival of the word in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, our High Priest forevermore) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Fullness of Time - (The Law was an interim stage with a termination point, the Fullness of Time when Jesus redeemed those who were under the Law) - {PDF Copy}

{THE LAST DAY}
  1. Final Events - (In explaining the future resurrection, Paul lists key events that will precede or coincide with the arrival of Jesus at the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Salvation for All - (The Good News announced by Jesus of Nazareth offers salvation and life to men and women of every nation and people) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Revelation of our Lord - (At the revelation of Jesus, the saints will experience glory, but the wicked receive everlasting destruction) - {PDF Copy}
  4. His Parousia - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean the resurrection of the dead, the commencement of the New Creation, and the final judgment)
  5. The Final Day - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mark the end of the present order and the commencement of the age to come and the New Creation)
  6. Redemption, not Abandonment - (Salvation includes the bodily resurrection and the New Creation that will take place at the arrival of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Age of the Spirit - (The Gift of the Spirit is part of the New Covenant, and the first fruits of the New Creation and the gathering of the nations) - {PDF Copy}
  8. A Singular Event - {PDF Copy} - (The coming of Jesus will mark the end of the present order and the commencement of the age to come)
  9. Jesus is not Late! - {PDF Copy} - (The apparent delay in Christ’s coming is due to God’s mercy as He waits patiently for the Gospel of His Kingdom to reach all men)
  10. Vindication or Condemnation - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean the vindication of the righteous, but the judgment and condemnation of the wicked)
  11. Meeting Jesus  - {PDF Copy} - (Paul responded to concerns about the dead in Christ by pointing to the resurrection that will occur when Jesus arrives from Heaven – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  12. Just Judgment of God - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean vindication and rest for the righteous, but everlasting loss for the wicked - 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10)
  13. 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)
  14. The Day of Visitation - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorts his congregations to persevere in trials and live holy lives in the knowledge of the coming day of visitation)
  15. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Paul prays for the Thessalonians to be found holy and blameless on the day when Jesus arrives in glory – 1 Thessalonians 3:13)
  16. Terminating Death - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean the end of the Last Enemy, namely, Death. Its sentence will be reversed - 1 Corinthians 15:24-28) - {PDF Copy}
  17. His Appearing - (When Jesus “appears” again, faithful believers will rejoice exceedingly and participate fully in the glories revealed on that day) - {PDF Copy}
  18. Awaiting His Son - {PDF Copy} - (The Thessalonians received the Gospel in tribulation but remained faithful while anticipating the future return of Jesus – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)
  19. The Redemption of Our Body - (Paul links the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation, and both events are part of the promised redemption – Romans 8:1-23) - {PDF Copy}
  20. Has Bible Prophecy Failed? - (After decades of failed expectations and predictions, it is time for believers to reexamine popular ideas about the Last Days) - {PDF Copy}
  21. The Tribulation of the Church - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, faithful saints undergo tribulation, but the unrepentant inhabitants of the earth  receive wrath, the Second Death)

{WRATH}
  1. God's Wrath - (In Revelation, wrath refers to the final judicial sentence of God on His enemies. Tribulation is what the church endures) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Day of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, the Day of Wrath is coming when the wicked will pay the ultimate price for their disobedience to God – Romans 2:5)
  3. Salvation and Wrath Revealed - (Paul presents his gospel to the assemblies of Rome, a message about God’s righteousness and wrath for all men) - {PDF Copy}

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