Have you thought much about how this world will end? Did you know that we have all the information that we need to know about that? It is described in the Bible. It’s always been there! Let me give you a simple outline.
- BEFORE JESUS WENT BACK TO HEAVEN AFTER HIS RESURRECTION, He told His disciples He would be returning to earth and that they should be looking for Him. This period of history we are in right now is called the Church Age. It is a time when Jesus’ true believers are to be telling others about what Jesus did for them on the cross and His resurrection and expectantly waiting His return.
- WHAT DID JESUS DO FOR US? God the Father sent Jesus, His Son, to earth to shed His blood and die on the cross for our sin penalties when we humble ourselves before Him by confessing and repenting of our sins and putting our trust in Him by FAITH. Also, we need to believe in His resurrection that conquered eternal death for us. Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.” So, if you have not humbled yourself and put your faith in Jesus, the following information is what you will experience. It is VERY scary.
- THE RAPTURE OF THE TRUE CHURCH – This is when Jesus returns in the clouds to take all His true believers home to Heaven: first, those who have died will be caught up to Jesus in the air and then those who are true believers on earth will be caught up to Jesus. They will all be taken to Heaven with Jesus. This will be a time of confusion on earth because millions of people will totally disappear, leaving their earthly clothes behind right where they were sitting or standing. Cars will crash, airplanes will crash and even ships and trains will crash because believers in Jesus will be driving or flying them. People will try to explain this away.
- UNBELIEVERS LEFT BEHIND on earth will experience 7 years of tribulation. The purpose of the 7 years is to shake man from his false sense of security to seek God.
- THE ANTICHRIST – There will be a man on earth who will rise to power called the antichrist who will promise peace on earth. He will be a great negotiator. He will make a covenant with Israel for 7 years. People who are left on earth will end up worshipping him except for those who put their faith in Jesus during this time.
THE 7 SEAL JUDGMENTS – The Bible talks about 7 Seal Judgments on the earth by God. He will both allow and cause difficult things to happen.
- THE WHITE HORSE JUDGMENT – There will be conquering power by diplomacy. The antichrist will usher in a false peace and promise to solve all the world’s problems. He will seemingly be victorious.
- THE RED HORSE JUDGMENT – War and bloodshed. Some nations will revolt his domination and cause a bloody world war.
- THE BLACK HORSE JUDGMENT – Great famine will come upon the earth after the great war. Inflation will be high and food scarce for the common person.
- THE PALE HORSE JUDGMENT – There will be pestilence and death upon the earth. One fourth of the world’s population will die as a result of the first 21 months of the tribulation.
- SOULS UNDER THE ALTAR JUDGMENT – Many of those who have become believers in Jesus during this time, will be martyred. They are called the Tribulation Saints. They will be martyred because of the Word of God and their testimony about It and Jesus.
- THE WHOLE WORLD TREMBLES JUDGMENT – There will be physical changes to the earth. The earth will be violently shaken because of the many believers who were martyred. This is the day of God’s wrath. There will be an interval of time when 144,000 Jewish believers in Jesus will witness to unbelievers on the earth. More people will believe in Jesus during the months of the tribulation than in the 2,000+ years of the Church Age.
- THE SILENCE—GOLDEN CENSER JUDGMENT – A time when God will cease judgment for a time. A calm before the storm. Then there will be 7 more judgments called the 7 TRUMPET JUDGMENTS
THE 7 TRUMPET JUDGMENTS
- HAIL AND FIRE MIXED WITH BLOOD JUDGMENT ON THE EARTH – One third of all vegetation burns up.
- A MOUNTAIN WILL BE THROWN INTO THE SEA JUDGMENT – Probably a meteorite, killing one third of the remaining living creatures and destroying one third of the ships. The meteor will turn the sea into blood.
- THE STAR WORMWOOD JUDGMENT – Another meteor will fall and will bury itself so deep that it pollutes the water supply of the 3 great rivers in the Middle East that come together. Those dependent on them will die.
- ONE THIRD OF THE SUN, MOON AND STARS WILL BE STRUCK JUDGMENT – God diminishes the light by one third. Day and night will be reversed. Tremendous forces will be unleashed upon the earth at this time.
- THE PLAGUE OF LOCUST JUDGMENT—THE FIRST WOE – Out of a bottomless pit will come smoke like smog, only worse and also locusts like scorpion creatures. Their purpose is to persecute unbelieving mankind. They will not harm vegetation and their sting will last 5 months—unimaginable suffering, but people will not be able to die.
- RELEASE OF THE FOUR ANGELS UPON THE EARTH JUDGMENT – God releases 4 bound angels to slay one third of remaining mankind. Only the unrepentant will be killed that have the Mark of the Beast on their forehead or hand. Believers in Jesus are exempt. Then there will be 2 men who are witnesses in Jerusalem who are thought to be Ezekiel and Moses, returned to the earth for a time. They are to counteract the lying wonders of the antichrist. After a time, the antichrist will kill them when their witnessing is completed. Their bodies will lie in the street for 3 ½ days. Then God will resurrect them and they will ascend into Heaven. Great fear will fall upon the earth.
- WOE ON EARTH / WORSHIP IN HEAVEN JUDGMENT – God will extend His wrath even more and the last 7 judgments begin. Those in Heaven will worship Jesus as Almighty God, as He is. There are 7 more judgments called the 7 Bowl Judgments. Seven angels will each be given a bowl to be poured out on the earth.
THE 7 BOWL JUDGMENTS – REFERRED TO AS THE GREAT TRIBULATION (Matthew24:21)
- THE UGLY AND PAINFUL SORES JUDGMENT – Probably boils judgment. This is for those who worship antichrist, not for believers.
- THE SEA TURNS TO BLOOD JUDGMENT – Everything in the sea will die and float to the top.
- RIVERS AND STREAMS OF WATER BECOME BLOOD JUDGMENT. – The rest of the water will become blood as a result of the suffering martyrs.
- THE SUN SCORCHES PEOPLE WITH FIRE JUDGMENT—The rest of the sun shining will be excruciatingly hot with no water to quench.
- THE DARKNESS JUDGMENT – There is no day, no sun or moon.
- THE EUPHRATES RIVER DRIES UP JUDGMENT – This is in preparation for the Battle of Armageddon in the Valley of Megiddo.
- THE TREMENDOUS EARTHQUAKE AND BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON JUDGMENT – All the kings of countries and their armies who worship antichrist will assemble in the Valley of Megiddo and beyond to fight against Christ. The cities of the world will be wiped out. All the islands will vanish and the mountains will be gone. Also, great hailstones (about 135 lbs. each) will come down from Heaven upon men who worship the antichrist.
- THE END OF FALSE RELIGION WILL OCCUR.
- THE WORLD MARKET WILL COLLAPSE.
- THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST! — Jesus returns to the earth with His Church—true believers in Him.
- THE MILLENNIUM — Jesus will reign on the earth with all His saints (believers) for 1,000 years. It will be a period of peace and righteousness. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb will occur. The Lamb is Jesus and the Bride is His Church (believers).
- THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT – Satan, demons / fallen angels and all unrepentant sinners are eternally separated from God in the Lake of Fire—Hell.
- THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH WILL BE CREATED BY GOD FOR THE SAINTS TO DWELL FOR ALL OF ETERNITY WITH GOD
There is so much more information about what I have shared. If you are interested, you can read the Book of Revelation at the end of the Bible. I also encourage you to buy the book ESCAPE THE COMING NIGHT, by Dr. David Jeremiah. It is extremely good and helpful. It will shed more insight on the Book of Revelation, as well as other End Times prophecies in the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible.
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET confessed and repented of your sins to God Himself (not to another human) and put your FAITH in what Jesus Christ did for you on the cross by shedding His blood and dying for your sin penalties and in Jesus’ resurrection that conquered eternal death for you, so you can spend Eternity in Heaven with Jesus, you will experience all the horrors of the 7 years of Tribulation and spend Eternity in Hell. You must also believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Humble yourself right now and pray to Jesus/God and humbly do the above to be forgiven and receive Eternal Life that will be spent with Jesus/God forever and ever. You will become a child of God, a Saint.
Sources: The Holy Bible; The Revelation Prophecy Chart by Dr. David Jeremiah; Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain by Dr. Tim LaHaye.