Detailed Summary of end time bible prophecy
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Bible prophecy has been known to be 100% accurate although some interpretations do vary. The majority of bible scholars however, do agree in a literal interpretation like the one below. It predicts a series of events that many believe will occur very soon.
One of the initial things to happen, probably as a result of some global crisis, will be a one world government. Their aim will be to force everyone to accept a mark on their right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell (Rev 13:16-17).
The Bible predicts two one world leaders or Antichrists who will rule the entire world (Rev 13, Dan 7:8, 11, 23). One will be the main leader, or the beast, while the other, the false prophet, will perform miracles and force the world to worship the beast and his image. The false prophet, whose number is 666, will enforce the mark, which could be a tattoo or computer chip. Initially they will promise peace, and deceive many that they are good. They will reign for 7 Jewish (360 day) years, after they sign a treaty with many people. The day the agreement is signed will begin the 7 year tribulation (Dan 9:27). During that period, there will be tribulation on the earth worse then any ever before (Math 24:21). They will reign over 10 powers initially, and later they will gain more power and overthrow 3 of them (Dan 7:7, 8, 20, 24, Rev 13:1, Rev 17:13, 14). In the middle of the 7 year tribulation, 1260 days after the agreement is signed, the beast will break the agreement, gain ultimate control and enter the temple he built, claiming to be God and blaspheming against God (Dan 9:27, 7:25, Rev 13:5, Rev 11:2, 2Thes 2:3-9). At this time he will stop Jewish sacrifices in this temple he promised the Jews. There will be widespread genocide and persecution, especially of Christians and people who don't worship the beast or his image, which the false prophet will cause to speak (Rev 13:15). The world leaders will deceive many, as the beast is professed to be put to death and later regain life again (Rev 13:3, 12). The world leaders will form a crueler dictatorship than any before them (Dan 7:7).
The bible warns that if you accept the mark on your right hand or forehead to enable buying or selling, and worship the beast you will come under the control of the devil and be destined for hell (Rev 14:9, 10, 2Thes 2:11, 12). It is better to die instead, and give your life to Jesus by surrendering to him, and asking him to forgive your sins, and to gain eternal life (John 3:16, Rom 10:9, Rev 3:19-21, Acts 17:30). Don't be deceived like many, who will worship the Antichrist or his image, and receive his mark (Rev 13:14).
The bible also foretells a supernatural event where millions of Christians will disappear from the earth and be taken by Jesus to heaven. This is expected to be just before or during the tribulation and could even begin the tribulation. Some say it could be at the end of the tribulation. (Math 24:40, 41, 1Thes 4:15-17)
At the time a one world government will be portrayed as a solution to all our problems, and the leaders will fool the world that it will bring peace. It will bring false peace for a short while, but it will be followed by tribulation. The most likely cause of a one world government would be a worldwide crisis to cause panic. This could be something like a natural disaster, war, financial crises, supernatural event, or the millennium bug. One of these things could be deliberately engineered by people wanting to take over the world so they can gain power.
The order and magnitude of events during the tribulation is foretold in the Bible. During the first half initially there will be the following sequence of events: 1. An agreement of false peace. 2. War. 3. Famine. 4. Death to 1/4 of the earths population due to famine, war and wild animals. 5. Christians being martyred for their beliefs. 6. A great earthquake where the moon turns red and sun goes black. The sky appears to roll up with falling stars. Every mountain and island moves from its place, with people so afraid that they hide themselves in caves and amongst rocks from God. 7. Noises, thunderings, lightnings and an earthquake. (Rev 6, Rev 8:1-5)
Probably in the first half of the tribulation two witnesses proclaim God. They have power to kill people who try to harm them and they have power to stop rain, and cause plagues. At the end of their 1260 day testimony they are killed by the Antichrist, to the delight of the world, and their bodies lay in Jerusalem for 3 and a half days before they regain life and ascend to heaven. Then there is an earthquake destroying 1/10 of Jerusalem and killing 7000 people (Rev 11:1-14). Maybe around the same time, there are a group of 144,000 Christians who are dedicated to God (Rev 14:1-5).
The following sequence of events happen probably near the start of second half of the 7 year tribulation: 1. Hail and fire mingled with blood burn up 1/3 of the trees and all green grass. 2. Something like a great mountain burning with fire is thrown into the sea, 1/3 of the sea becomes blood, 1/3 of living creatures in the sea die and 1/3 of the ships are destroyed. 3. A falling star makes 1/3 of the springs and rivers bitter, which causes people to die when they drink the water. 4. The sun, moon and stars lose 1/3 of their brightness and don't shine for 1/3 of the day and 1/3 night. 5. Scorpion like locusts sting (but not kill) non Christian people for 5 months. 6. An army of 200,000,000 kill 1/3 of the world's population. 7. There are noises, thunderings, lightnings, an earthquake and great hail. (Rev 8:6 to 9:21, Rev 11:19)
The following happen towards the end of the tribulation: 1. A severe sore comes upon people, with the mark of the Antichrist needed to buy or sell. 2. The sea becomes as blood and every living creature in the sea dies. 3. Rivers and springs become blood. 4. The sun scorches people. 5. There is darkness in the Antichrist's kingdom and people gnaw their tongues due to their pain. They blaspheme God and do not repent. 6. The Euphrates river dries up and paves a way for the kings of the east, which gather, along with others from the whole world, for the battle of Armageddon. 7. The greatest earthquake ever causes all the islands and mountains to disappear, and Jerusalem to be split into three parts. (Rev 16).
After the world's city containing much wealth is destroyed and mourned over (Rev 18) there will be the battle of Armageddon, where the world will be fighting Israel, the beast and then Jesus, when he comes back to destroy the wicked and initially take the two Antichrists to hell (Rev 19:19-21, Dan 11:44, 45). He will then restore his glorious kingdom on earth, where he will reign over the chosen people and Christians on earth for 1000 years, in a world of peace with no Satan (Rev 20:1-6, Is 60-66). At the end of that period, there will be the final battle, when Satan is released into the world to cause war again (Rev 21:7-9). The world will then end, and Christians will enjoy a new Heaven and New earth (Rev:21). The wicked and non believers will go to Hell along with Satan (Rev 20:10-15).
The exact date that this is going to happen is unknown. Although many signs and prophesies indicate that the tribulation could begin around about the years 1999 or 2000, it is still very possible these events could occur much later.