Abomination of Desolation
When the Antichrist sits down in the rebuilt Jewish Temple and declares himself to be God, the great tribulation of 42 months will then begin. At the occurrence of this event, the Jews living in Israel are commanded to flee into the wilderness. All tribulation saints will know, from that day on, they must now wait 1260 days before the Lord returns.
(Dan 9:27; Mat 24:15-19)
Often described as the most evil man that will ever live. He will arrive on the world scene and appear to be the world’s savior, but everyone on earth will soon learn his real mission will be one of destruction. Also called the man of lawlessness (or sin), Gog, the son of destruction (or perdition).
(1 John 2:18; Rev 13:1-8)
Armageddon comes from the Hebrew word meaning “the Mount of Megiddo.” This ancient fortress is located in northern Israel, across the Plain of Esdraelon from Nazareth. Armageddon will be the gathering place for the final great battle at the end of the 7 year Tribulation.
The “Church Age” began on the day of Pentecost and will end with rapture of the church before the beginning of the Tribulation. The Church was not revealed in the Old Testament and is the reason why there is a gap between Daniel’s 69th and 70th week.
The city of Damascus has been around for thousands of years and it has never been destroyed in battle. The Prophet Isaiah predicted that someday this city would be destroyed. Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
The view that believes God’s dealings with men have proceeded through well-defined time periods, in each of which God reveals a particular purpose to be accomplished in that period, to which men respond in faith or unbelief.
The dragon is the symbolic name for Satan. It appears 13 times in the book of Revelation. Satan is also described as “that old serpent.”
The Eastern Gate has a very important prophetic role to play. It is the only gate in the ancient city walls that is currently blocked. The book of Ezekiel foretold that it would be shut and the only one who will open it will be Jesus aka “Prince” when he returns to earth at His Second Coming.
The study of things that relate to the end times. That which relates to the final events in the history of mankind.
He will work on behalf of Antichrist and the Caliphate. The False Prophet’s primary mission is to enforce Shariah throughout the Caliphate.
Gog And Magog
Gog is a reference to Antichrist (Ezek. 38:17) and Magog is the ancient area that is now modern Turkey. Turkey is depicted as the leader of the Islamic nations (Caliphate) that attacks Israel during the Battle of Armageddon. God intervenes and destroys their armies on the mountains of Israel.
(Ezekiel 38 and 39)
Great White Throne Judgment
This judgment is for all the unsaved and takes place after the destruction of the current heavens and earth. All those that are not found written in the book of life are cast into the lake of fire.
Called by Jeremiah as “the time of Jacob’s trouble” and by Daniel as “the time of distress such as never occurred,” these references describe the coming Tribulation. The time of Jacob’s trouble will be a time of great suffering on earth. The suffering will be brought on by the actions of the 10-King Caliphate under Antichrist and by the wrath of God being poured out on a sinful world.
(Jer 30:7; Dan. 12:1)
Judgment Seat of Christ
Lake of Fire
The lake of fire is the final abode for all the lost, the Devil and all of his co-workers. All those condemned to this fiery inferno will suffer unrelenting eternal torment.
The prophet Daniel described a little horn rising from among ten other horns (kings). The little horn of Daniel 7 is a depiction of Antichrist.
(Dan 7:7-8, 19-25)
Mark Of The Beast
“He causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” The “Beast” is a symbolic phrase for Satan’s final empire, the Caliphate. The Mark of the Beast will be a required identification pledging one’s allegiance to Allah and the Caliphate. Everyone who receives the Mark of the Beast is irreversibly doomed and will be cast into hell.
After the tribulation, Jesus Christ will set up an earthly Kingdom where he will rule for 1000 years.
(Rev 20: 3-4)
At an unknown hour and day when the Lord Jesus will descend from heaven, while remaining in the air, he will snatch his Bride, the Church, out from among this sinful world. Christ then takes the Church to heaven for 7 years where the church passes through the Judgment Seat which prepares her for the Marriage to the Lamb in heaven (Rev. 19:7-9). The earthly reason for the removal of the Church is to make way for the rise of Antichrist and to fulfill the 70th week of Daniel for Israel.
(Mat 25:13; 1 Thes 4:16-18; 1 Cor 15:51-54)
Replacement theology is the view that Israel, having failed God, has been replaced by the Church today. The Church is now seen as spiritual Israel and spiritual Jerusalem. This false teaching claims that all the promises and blessings, in fact Israel’s entire inheritance, now belongs to the Church. However, all is not lost for Israel; it gets to keep all the curses.
The presence of the Holy Spirit on earth currently is what restrains the forces of evil. The Holy Spirit resides in the lives of all believers, which is why Christians are called the “salt of the earth.” When the Church is removed at the rapture, most of the restraining power of the Holy Spirit will be removed as well.
(2 Thes 2:7; Mat 5:13)
The time when Jesus Christ returns to earth to defeat Antichrist and set up his 1000 year reign. The Second Coming of Jesus to earth is not the Rapture. The rapture takes place approximately 7 years prior to the Second Coming. Another important difference between the two is that the rapture will occur at an unknown time while the Second Coming will take place 42 months after Antichrist commits the Abomination.
(Rev 13:5; Mat 25:13)
During the tribulation, two men will prophesy in the streets of Jerusalem. These two witnesses of God will have the power to prevent it from raining on the earth, to call fire down from heaven, to turn bodies of water into blood, and to command a number of other plagues. Their ministry will occur during the first half of the Tribulation. After they preach for 42 months, the Antichrist will be allowed to kill them. Three and 1/2 days later they will be resurrected and raptured to heaven. Some scholars say the two men could be Elijah and Enoch or Moses and Elijah.
(Rev 11:3-13; Malachi 4:5-6)
10 King Caliphate – Toes; Horns; Kings
144,000 Jewish Saints
Before Antichrist administers his mark, God will send an angel to mark the foreheads of 144,000 Jews – 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes. The 144,000 sealed Jews will be a witness to the Gentile nations and Israel. They are also the first fruits saved of the remnant of believing Jews. God fulfills his promise to have all 12 tribes restored to their promised borders during the Millennium.
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