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March 24th, 2020

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Summary of End Times – Part 2

The study of End Times can be very complicated and has many variables and moving parts. We have begun to summarize the overall view of the End Times in 7 words:

  1. Tribulation
  2. Persecution
  3. Ecclesia (international church)
  4. Israel
  5. Armageddon
  6. Second Coming
  7. Millennium

Let’s continue defining each of these terms briefly.

  1. Armageddon

The spiritual conflict throughout the whole world will culminate in a huge war. The center of that war will be a combined attack of nations from all over the world against Israel (Zechariah 14:1-2, Ezekiel 38-39).  As the nations enter Israel from the north, there will be a great battle in the valley of Jezreel, called Armageddon (in Hebrew הר מגידו) or Megiddo (Revelation 16:14-16). Then the battle will move to its finale at Jerusalem. This battle was foreshadowed by the attack of Assyria in Isaiah 37 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973.  While the nations attack Israel, God describes it as an attack against Himself.

  1. Second Coming

As the nations conquer Jerusalem and the city is captured, there is no choice left for God but to intervene. The heavens will open; Yeshua will return as a warrior king, a punishing judge and a military commander; the armies of heaven will come with Him riding white horses; they will destroy the demonic armies in the air and the human enemy armies on the ground (Matthew 24:27, 30; Revelation 19:11-19).  Yeshua will stand on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4).  The dead (of the first resurrection) will be raised and the saints will be transformed (I Corinthians 15:52, I Thessalonians 4:16).

Revelation 19:20-20:3

The Beast was captured and the false prophet who worked signs before it…the two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with sulphur. Those remaining were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the One seated on the horse…I saw an angel…he caught the serpent, the ancient snake which is the accuser, and bound him for a thousand years.

The forces of the Antichrist and the Devil are driven off the earth.

  1. Millennium

After the battle, Yeshua will enter Jerusalem in triumph. He will set up His capital in Jerusalem and His earthly kingdom of purity, peace and prosperity.

Isaiah 2:1-4

And it shall be in the Last Days, the mountain of the house of the Lord will be established on the top of the hills…and all nations will run to it. And many nations will go and say ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob’…for the law will go forth from Zion and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And He will judge the nations…

This is the Messianic kingdom on earth (Micah 4:1-5, Ezekiel 40-48, Revelation 20). The saints will rule and reign with Yeshua. This kingdom is foreshadowed in the rule of King Solomon (I Kings 1-10, Matthew 12:42) and prayed for in the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:10). After the 1,000 year reign of Yeshua as King Messiah, Satan is released for a short time, the final battle takes place and then comes the final judgment of the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:7-15).

  1. New Creation

Although we listed 7 categories above, there is actually an 8th.  At the end of the 6th Millennium, the Messiah returns. His 1000-year Messianic Kingdom is the 7th Millennium.  At the end of the 7th millennium, comes the 8th “millennium”. This is called the New Creation.  Heavenly Jerusalem descends and is joined with earthly Jerusalem. There is the final resurrection of the dead. Those written in the Book of Life will live forever in perfect joy, with no death, sadness or sickness. The Garden of Eden is restored. Eden and Jerusalem become one. This happy and eternal ending is the final part of the plan of God (telios in Greek). It is described in the last two chapters of the Bible, Revelation 21 and 22.

The importance of understanding this summary of the End Times is not to predict some future events, but to understand God’s plan for establishing His Kingdom and His will on the earth, and to prepare our hearts to serve God correctly in these final days before Yeshua’s return.

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By | 2020-03-26T11:03:08+00:00 March 24th, 2020|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Karen Sommerfeld-Forge March 27, 2020 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Could you please send Part 1 again of the wonderful End Times article by Asher? I want to sent it to my email group, but I have only Part 2, and I have a friend asking about the End Times. I can’t find Part 1 in my deleted file. Thanks, Karen (California)

    • Lea March 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      It’s on the website. Just go to reviveisrael.org and click on the articles. You will see it at the top of the page. You can send them a link to the article.

  2. Ian S Liddle March 29, 2020 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Totally agree with Part 2 above. I am pleased that you acknowledge the Yom Kippur War of 1973 was a foreshadowing of the End-of-the-Age invasion of Israel. It is fascinating to read how God intervened supernaturally in the 1973 war, although little is made of this in the secular media. If you missed Part One, Karen, you can find it here – https://tribe.reviveisrael.org/summary-of-end-times-part-1/
    I do have one word of caution regarding Part One … When the Bible seems to indicate that the “beast” will rule “all the world”, be advised that this is probably an expression that is typical Biblical hyperbole – and even to the extent that it might be fairly literal, “all the world” usually means “most of the world as known to the prophet”. To the discerning reader, the End Times beast empire is “the feet of iron mixed with clay” in Daniel 2:41, it is not what you might be looking for, and it is already here. “The wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:10).

  3. Fiona Beazley April 1, 2020 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    This is so good, Thankyou 🙂

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