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REVELATION - THE END OF THE AGE OF MAN
(A Synopsis of the Revelation of Jesus Christ)

INTRODUCTION


And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth, and all the creeping things that creep on earth.” 27 And God created men in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them and God said to them, “Be fertile and increase, fill the earth and master it; and rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and all the living things that creep on earth.”
Genesis 1:26-28   (Tanakh Hebrew Texts)

Well, it happenedmankind did indeed fill the earth, now with almost seven Billion inhabitants. The only thing is that this earth of ours has its limitations and we have just about reached ours.
(Paul the Learner)

Now what?
Genesis 2:1, 2

(1) The heaven and the earth were finished, and all their array. (2) On the seventh day God finished the work that He had been doing, and He ceased [rested] on the seventh day from all the work that He had done.

(Tanakh Hebrew Texts)

THE END OF THE AGE OF MAN

The Lord warns of the coming judgment
(1) Matthew. 24:37
‘But as the days of No’e [Noah] were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’
(2) 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4
‘Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,  who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.’
(3) Those who do not repent shall perish –
Luke 13:2, 3
(2) ‘Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? (3) I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
(4) Those who have left their first love [Jesus] must repent or be removed
Revelation 2:4, 5
(4) Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. (5)  Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its placeunless you repent.’
(5) Those who hold doctrine of *Nicolaitans must repent or be judged
Revelation 2:15, 16
(15) "Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (16) Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.’

*Nicolaitans — A heretical sect which encouraged idolatry and sexual sin. Writing in the late second century, Irenaeus speculated that they were followers of Nicholas, the Jewish proselyte who was appointed shammash in the Jerusalem community (Acts 6:5) but, by implication, later went astray.
(from Jewish New Testament Commentary Copyright © 1992 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved. Used by permission.)

(6) Those who commit spiritual adultery to be judgedexcept they repent Jezebel
Revelation 2:20-22
(20) Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. (21) And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. (22) Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
(7) Those spiritually lukewarm to be judgedexcept they repent
Revelation 3:15-19
(15) "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. (16) So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. ... (19) ... Therefore be zealous and repent.

Judgments pertaining to the end of the age:
(1) Luke 12:49 Fire is kindled
"I have come to cast fire upon the earth, and how I wish that it were already kindled!"   (AMP)
(2) Luke 21:10 Nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
"Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom."   (AMP)
(3) Luke 21:11 Earthquakes, famines, pestilences, and signs from heaven

"Mighty and violent earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences (plagues: malignant and contagious or infectious epidemic diseases which are deadly and devastating); and there will be sights of terror and great signs from heaven."   (AMP)

(4) Luke 21:25 Signs in the heavens, great distress of nations,  perplexity

"Signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring ( the echo) of the tossing of the sea."   (AMP)

(5) Luke 21:26 Fear coming on all, for the power of heaven will shake

"Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the [very] powers of the heavens [the heavenly bodies] will be shaken and caused to totter."   (AMP)

(6) Luke 21:34 The Day of the Lord will come as a snare on the earth
"That day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap"   (NIV)
(7) Revelation 3:10 There will be Great Temptation

"The hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth."   (NIV)


Judgments in the Great Tribulation
(1) Matthew 24:15-18 Abomination of Desolation

"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel — let the reader understand — then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak."   (NIV)

An abomination of desolation has happened many times in history. Will it happen again?  [When Antiochus Epiphanes offered swine flesh on the altar, Titus killed the priests]
(2) Matthew 24:19, 20 Pray that your flight not be in winter or on the Sabbath

"How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath."   (NIV)

(3) Matthew 24:21 Great Distress

"For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now — and never to be equaled again."   (NIV)

The Great Tribulation is worse than Titus [70 A.D. over one million Jews killed].
If the persecution of Hitler [1941-45 over six million Jews killed, 1/3 of the worldwide Jewish population] did not fulfill this (never to be equaled again) — then in fact it is worse than any that has happened yet.
(4) Matthew 24:22 Unless the days of tribulation were shortened no flesh would be saved

"And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would endure and survive, but for the sake of the elect (God's chosen ones) those days will be shortened."   (AMP)

If God did not intervene, there would be no one left alive
(5) Matthew 24:24 False Prophets and False Christs [Messiahs]

"For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God's chosen ones)."   (AMP)

There have been in history many false prophets, and false Christ’s, but in the end there will be just two who might deceive even the very elect — if it were possible. But other than the elect, everyone will be deceived!
(6) Matthew 24:29 Total Darkness and shaking of the powers of heaven

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken."   (NIV)

This is not just an ordinary eclipse - it is total worldwide darkness and the destruction of the stars.

The Antichrist’s of the Old Testament:
(1) Nimrod (Genesis 10:8, 9) –

The first who typologically connects Antichrist with the workings of Satan through means of false religion and fallen man who, according to history,  is willing to deify himself dating back to the Tower of Babel

(2) Pharaoh (Exodus 5:1-15:19) –
He shows us in figure how God has destined Antichrist to eternal perdition again by highlighting the anti-Jewish ethos that the Antichrist will exhibit. More importantly, the Exodus judgments on Pharaoh’s kingdom foreshadow God’s judgments on the kingdom of Antichrist.
(3) Haman (Esther 3:1-9:24) –

He desired the extermination of the Jewish people, but through Queen Esther, his plot failed. Again Satan was defeated.

(4) Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 3:1-4:17) –

As king of Babylon he shows us Satan’s nature manifested in human flesh, in building his great statue in Daniel 3, and his desire to be worshiped, and desiring the conquest of the nation of Israel in order to prevent the coming of the Jewish Messiah to Israel by taking them out of there land. [Note: but again God had a plan, Esther and Ahasuerus had a son named Cyrus (Isaiah 45) who brought them back to the land]

(5) King Sennacherib of Assyria (2 Kings 18:13-19:37) –

He will likewise show us the objectives of Antichrist in the conquest of Israel and the Jews, with the desire also to be worshipped by the people of God. In the relationship between Sennacherib [Antichrist] the king of Assyria and his messenger Rabshakeh [false prophet] was a dim illustration of the coming relationship between the Antichrist and the False Prophet.

(6) The king of Tyre (Ezekiel 28:1-19) –
Reveals to us how the Antichrist will be an incarnation of the same Satan who was in the Garden of Eden, who has the same designs he had when he first tempted and corrupted man;
(7) Goliath (1 Samuel 17:4-53) –

The measurements of his armor (through the Hebrew language) adds up to 666. And how Goliath who worshiped military strength and also sought to destroy the young David through whose lineage will come the Messiah of Israel.

(8) Herod the Great (Matthew 2:16-18) –

Herod tried to kill the baby Jesus, and in doing so murdered all the baby boys 2 years and under. He failed but his grandson, Herod the tetrarch, succeeded in consenting to the illegal execution of Yeshua [Jesus of Nazareth] by Pilate of Rome.


Outside of Scripture - Antiochus Epiphanes and Hitler of Germany.

In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.’  (John 14:2)
The master carpenter is preparing places for our souls to live, in fact He could build enough places for every one who has been born on the earth, but many have decided to follow Satan instead of Jesus, the result of which is to go to Hell and then the lake of fire. This choice stands before all of us today.


(End of the Introduction)

  

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