THE TIMELINE OF PROPHECY
am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the
beginning, and from the ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure'"
Isaiah 46:9b, l0.
prophets...prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
searching what or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who
was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the
sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow."
1st Peter 1:10, 11.
THE PROPHETS SAW
HIS BIRTH AND HUMANITY
A descendant of Seth...Noah, Shem...Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,
Genesis 3:15: 4:25, 26; 5:3-32; 10:21-29; 11:11-26; 12:1-3;
17:15-21; 28:14; 49:10; 2nd Samuel 7:12-16; Psalm 89:3,4, 35-37:
BORN OF A VIRGIN
"..Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall
call His name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14.
BORN IN BETHLEHEM
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little
among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to
Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from old,
from everlasting." Micah 5:2.
HIS SUFFERINGS AND
GLORIES THAT FOLLOWED
"...The prophets...prophesied of the grace that would come
to you...the Spirit of Christ Who was in them was
indicating...beforehand, the sufferings of Christ and the glories
that would follow." 1st Peter 1:10, 11.
THE SUFFERINGS OF CHRIST
"My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
"I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint..."
They pierced My hand and My feet."
Psalms 22:1, 14, 16.
"He is despised and rejected by men. A man of sorrows and
acquainted with grief..."
"Surely He has borne our grief's and carried our sorrows.
Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our
iniquities..." Isaiah 53:3-5.
THE GLORIES THAT FOLLOWED
THE GLORY OF RESURRECTION
"Therefore, My heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My
flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul
in Sheol, Nor will You allow your Holy One to see corruption."
Psalm 16:9, 10.
Quoted in Acts 2:25-28; 13:35
THE GLORY OF EXALTATION TO THE FATHER'S RIGHT HAND
"The LORD said to my Lord, 'Sit at My right hand, till I
make Your enemies Your footstool.'" Psalm 110:1
Quoted in Acts 2:30-36; Hebrews
10:12, 13. See also Psalm 24:7-10.
THE GLORY OF AN ETERNAL THRONE
"His (David's) seed shall endure forever, and his
throne as the sun before Me." Psalm 89:35.
"Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no
end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it
and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward,
even forever." Isaiah 9:7.
ALSO SAW CHRIST IN HIS OFFICES
"I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among
their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall
speak to them all that I command Him." Deuteronomy
"The LORD has sworn and will not relent, 'You are a priest
forever according to the order of Melchizedek.'" Psalm
"Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will
raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and
prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; Now
this is His name by which He will be called; THE LORD OUR
RIGHTEOUSNESS.'" Jeremiah 23:5,6.
THE PROPHETS SAW ISRAEL
BLESSED BY GOD
TURNING FROM THE TRUE GOD
TO FALSE GODS
Deuteronomy 31:16-18; 32.
CHASTISED BY GOD
DISBURSED AMONG THE
RESTORED TO FULLNESS OF BLESSING
Jeremiah 23:3-8; Amos 9:11-15; Ezekiel 39:25-29
(Also see Romans 11:26-17)
THE PROPHETS SAW
THE GENTILE NATIONS...ESPECIALLY BABYLON AND ROME
"Isaiah 13:19-22; 50:1-51:64'
Daniel 2; 7; 9:24-27; Ezekiel 38; 39.
THE PROPHETS DID
NOT SEE THE CHURCH
"...By revelation He made known to
me the mystery...which in other ages was not made known to the sons
of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy
apostles and prophets that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of
the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the
gospel." Ephesians 3:3-6.
THE PROPHETIC VIEW
OF THE FUTURE
MAJOR EVENTS ARE COMING
[See Premillennial Chart of the Future] - PowerPoint
THE CHURCH AGE
BEGAN AT PENTECOST
Believers baptized into body of Christ for first
time. Acts 1:5 (See 1st
COMPOSED IN TWO DISTINCT
1. Visible, organized groups of professing
Christians...true believers and unsaved professors.
2. The spiritual Body of Christ...all children of God
VISIBLE ENTITY IS
CHARACTERIZED BY GOOD AND EVIL
See Matthew 13. A trend toward evil:
1st Timothy 4:1-3, 2nd Timothy 4:3,4.
TRUE BELIEVERS WILL BE
CAUGHT UP TO BE WITH CHRIST
"I will come again and receive you to Myself;
that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:3
(See also 1st Thessalonians 1:10: 2:19; 3:13-18;
Philippians 3:20, 21; Titus 2:11-13; 1st Corinthians 15:51,
"Caught up"=rapture: movement from earth to heaven.
True believers will receive their rewards at the judgment seat of
Christ (1st Corinthians 3:8-15). They will then rejoice and
celebrate at "the marriage supper of the Lamb." Revelation
THE VISIBLE, ORGANIZED
CHURCH CONTINUES ON
A time when not one church on earth has
saved person in it.
LED INTO WORSHIP OF SATANIC WORLD LEADER,
"...And causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the
first beast..." Revelation 13:8, 12.
BECOMES THE APOSTATE AGENCY THAT BRINGS THE SATANIC LEADER AND HIS
TEN NATION FEDERATION TO WORLD DOMINANCE. Revelation 17:1-18.
A WORLD LEADER ARISES
The Roman Empire will re-emerge in the form of a ten-nation
Daniel 2:41-43: 7:7, 8, 24; Revelation 13:1; 17:3, 7, 12-14.
An eleventh king will gain domination over three of these nations,
and then the other seven. Daniel 7:8, 20, 23-25. Daniel
9:26 identifies him as being of the people of Rome.
ISRAEL IS INVADED
Russia and a confederation of nations (mostly Muslim) will
invade Israel. [Ezekiel 382-6]. They will be destroyed
by supernatural judgments from God
THE ROMAN LEADER BRINGS
PEACE TO THE MIDDLE EAST WITH A SEVEN YEAR COVENANT THAT INCLUDES
The seven years is divided into two periods of 3 1/2 years each.
(Daniel 9:27 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 13:5). The first 3 1/2
years is a time of relative peace. It is broken when the Roman
leaders enters the rebuilt Jerusalem Temple and demands to be
worshipped as God.
THE GREAT TRIBULATION
Spoken of by Jeremiah as "the time of Jacob's trouble"
(30:7); by Daniel as "the time of the end" (8:17-19; 11:35,
40, 12:4, 6, 9); by Jesus as "great tribulation, such as was not
since the beginning of the world." (Matthew 27:21).
It is described in detail in Revelation, chapters 6-19.
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
IN POWER AND GLORY AS A
"...And behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the
clouds of heaven!" Daniel 7:13.
"Thus the LORD my God will
come, and all the saints with You." Zechariah 14:5b.
"...For as the lightning
comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming
of the Son of Man be...the sign of the Son of Man will appear in
heaven and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they
will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power
and great glory." Matthew 24:27, 30.
"...Now I saw heaven
opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was
called Faithful and True and in righteousness He judges and makes
war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were
many crowns...He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His
name is called the Word of God. And the armies in heaven,
clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white
horses." Revelation 19:11-14.
TO DEFEAT THE NATIONS THAT
HAVE REPUDIATED HIM; CHOSEN TO FOLLOW SATAN AND SLAUGHTERED HIS
"And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a
kingdom which shall never be destroyed; it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever."
Daniel 2:44 (See also Daniel 7-9, 10, 13-14, 26, 27.)
"Then the LORD will go
forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of
battle...and the LORD shall be King over all the earth..."
Zechariah 14:3, 9.
"Now out of His mouth goes a
sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations..."
TO DELIVER ISRAEL AND
"...It is the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of
it." Jeremiah 30:7.
"He shall...persecute the
saints of the Most High...the saints shall be given into his hand
for a time and times and half a time. But the court shall be
seated, and they shall take away his dominion and destroy it
forever." Daniel 7:25, 26 (See also
Zechariah 12, 13, 14).
TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM ON
Daniel 2:44; 7:13, 14, 18, 22; 27; Revelation 19:16.
He shall be "King of Kings and LORD of lords."
A THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF
CHRIST ON EARTH
"Thousand years" specified six times: Revelation 20:2-7
Satan cast into bottomless pit.
The world political leader and religious leader cast into lake of
fire. Revelation 19:20; 20:2.
True believers will reign over the earth with Christ.
SATAN RELEASED A BRIEF TIME
We presume this is to test those born during the thousand years as
to whether they choose for God or Satan. Those deceived by
Satan are cast into the lake of fire.
THE GREAT WHITE THRONE
Only God rejecters will be on trial. "The dead (verse
12). All believers are alive in Christ. "...Anyone
not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of
fire." Revelation 20:15.
THE ETERNAL NEW HEAVENS AND
God will dwell with His people forever. Revelation 21:3,4.
Sin will never be present. 21:27.
The New Jerusalem is the capitol and God's presence makes it a
temple. Revelation 21:10-23.
The kings of the earth and the nations of the earth have free
access. Revelation 20:24-26.
God's servants shall serve Him. Revelation 22:3.
Whether man's destiny is
spending eternity with God in the New Heavens and New Earth or
separated from God forever in the lake of fire is determined by
their response to God's offer.
Will they accept the provision
God has made for their salvation in the sacrifice of Christ and
receive Christ by faith as their Savior or will they refuse.
Each of us must make that decision. There is no way to escape