|Event 1 - Final Signs
Today the signs of the times declare that we
are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. Everything in our
world is in agitation. Before our eyes is fulfilling the Saviour's prophecy
of the events to precede His coming: "Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of
wars. . . . Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." Matthew
"If any of you lack
wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth
not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5
The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen,
men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all
classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They
are watching the relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity
that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognize that something
great and decisive is about to take place--that the world is on the verge of
a stupendous crisis.
The Bible, and the Bible only, gives a correct view of these things. Here are
revealed the great final scenes in the history of our world, events that already
are casting their shadows before, the sound of their approach causing the earth
to tremble and men's hearts to fail them for fear.
God has given us special messages for these times, messages
of warning, instruction, comfort, and hope. These important
messages will be the focus of this "Final
Events of Bible Prophecy" website.
"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel
to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred,
and tongue, and people,"
"Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have
no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his
way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die,
O house of Israel?" Ezekiel 33:11
"Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour
of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the
sea, and the fountains of waters."
"And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen,
that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath
of her fornication."
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man
worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or
in his hand,"
"The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured
out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented
with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence
of the Lamb:" Revelation 14:6-10
As we study these "Final Events of Bible Prophecy" we will often look to
past to obtain knowledge about the future.
"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done
is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." Ecclesiastes
In studying the Revelation, a Bible student quickly discovers that a large
portion of this prophetic book contains portions of other parts of the Bible,
especially the old testament. Infact, over 270 verses in the book of Revelation
are taken almost word for word from other places in the Bible.
In reference to the His second coming and the end of the world Jesus said:"But
as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew
24:37 indicating that we should gather knowledge from what happened in the
"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old
paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for
your souls..." Jeremiah 6:16
By studying the history of God's dealings with the nations as well as His
dealings with His prophets, leaders, and servants we can learn lessons that
will guide us and help us to face the future. In addition, as we study the
history of the Bible characters we will learn valuable lessons that will
help us during this life as well as prepare us for the future one.
Moses for example, was a man of like passions with ourselves, and his character
is described that we may learn lessons from his noble example. What God did for
Moses, he will do for us, if we are as faithful; and we have not only the same
God to go to, the same Mediator to intercede for us, but the same mighty incentives
of love to urge us to be obedient to all God's requirements. We have clearer
light, and the examples of those who sinned. Their crimes are plainly stated
and their punishments depicted. The commendation of God is for the obedient today
as then; for God is no respecter of persons, and whoever worketh righteousness
is accepted of him in every nation; but if we lack in character, in meekness,
in humility, in faith in placing a true estimate upon the eternal riches, and
in willingness to suffer reproach for the truth's sake, we shall be left without
"(Now the man Moses was very meek, above
all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)" Numbers
Our prayer is that God will richly bless you as you study the Final Events of
Bible Prophecy and that you will choose to diligently prepare for what will soon
take the world as an overwhelming surprise.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but
is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all
should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the
night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall
be burned up.
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons
ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting
unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be
dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according
to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye
may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the
longsuffering of our Lord is salvation..." 2 Peter 3:9-15