Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | September 11, 2011

What’s Going to Happen Next? Part 1

In conversations with both believers and unbelievers there seems to be a universal question; where is all this leading, what’s going to happen next? This may be a question on whether or not a particular individual will still have a job by the end of the year or perhaps when will it start raining again, or one of the many aspects of the national or world situation.

There seem to be so many areas that are filled with uncertainty that one need not look too far to find another line of thought that ends with a question mark; I suspect many such areas will come to your mind as you consider this.

For the Christian the question of what the Bible says about all of this should be a prime factor in finding an answer. God knew from eternity past exactly what condition the world would be in today and He provided guidance in the Bible for His children.

The signs are very clear to me that we are living in the Biblical end times described in Scripture. Things are rapidly falling into place in accordance with the descriptions given in the Bible of the world situation as they would be as the time of the end approaches.

We see with what precision the Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled all of the prophecies concerning His First Advent so it is reasonable to believe that the prophecies surrounding His Second Advent will be fulfilled with equal precision.

There is nothing prophetically left to be fulfilled before the Rapture of the church so I am convinced the Rapture could take place any second.  What I would like to do here is to comment on the remaining unfulfilled prophecies that are prophetically planned for the end of the world.

We are living in the 7th Church Era called Laodicea; this is the era of the lukewarm church that the Lord would spew out of His mouth, the era where the Lord is standing outside the door to the church and knocking to see if He will be let in. My son has referred to this church age as “the church of the expectoration.”

It is from this lukewarm era the true church, comprised of all born-again believers, will be removed at the Rapture.

The remaining unfulfilled prophetic occurrences include: 1. the Rapture of the true church; 2. the battle of Psalm 83 which I believe includes the destruction of Damascus mentioned in Isaiah 17; 3. the battle of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 37 – 39; 4. the signing of the covenant agreement between Israel and the Antichrist which signals the beginning of the Tribulation; 5. the Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ; 6. the Millennial kingdom; 7. the destruction of heaven and earth and the Great White Throne judgment; 8. the creation of the new heaven and earth and the beginning of the eternal state.

The relative timing on events 1, 2, and 3 are not specified in Scripture but I’m convinced they will all take place before event 4, the signing of the covenant which signals the beginning of the Tribulation.

In Part 2 I will cover the first three events, their order, and their impact on the world situation.


Responses

  1. Hi David,

    I’m glad you’re starting your End Times teachings. I know so many people, even Christians, misunderstand what the Bible really says will happen and don’t understand the timeline.

    The whole thing with the vote going before the U.N. regarding Palestine and Israel this month is interesting to me. When I first read about it, I immediately thought about your belief that the battle of Psalms 83 is yet to come as a precursor to the Battle of Gog and Magog.

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    • Carla:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really do appreciate your doing so; part 2 will address the issues you mention in more detail. I hope to pace the release of my blogs in such a manner as to make them welcome and not another burden with which one must deal; I’m expecting to publish Part 2 this coming Thursday. Since my blog is relatively new I’m very much open to suggestions as to timing and topic; please let me know if you have any suggestions on either subject.

      David

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  2. Hi David,

    I think the timing you’ve set up is perfect. It gives time to reflect and research without being too much to keep up on.

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    • Carla:
      I appreciate your advice on timing; I’m afraid I might overwhelm people with too much information and certainly don’t want to do that. We’re all sort of inundated with useless information and I don’t want to add to that flood.
      David

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  3. David: was today’s post a re-post (people saved during tribulation?) or new today? If re-post, what is title of your follow-thru post?

    God bless you!

    Dave

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    • Dave,
      This is a new post on an often questioned subject; part 2 will be published next week.
      Thank you for subscribing!
      David

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