Part 2/Week 3: The Decree of 70 Weeks

Part 2/Week 3: The Decree of 70 Weeks

"The seventy weeks' prophecy is one of the most significant and detailed Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. It is found in Daniel 9. The chapter begins with Daniel praying for Israel, acknowledging the nation's sins against God and asking for God's mercy. As Daniel prayed, the angel Gabriel appeared to him and gave him [...]

Week One: Worthy is the Lamb!

Week One: Worthy is the Lamb!

I can't believe it's already time for Part 2 of our End Times study. During Part 2, we will be studying Daniel's 70th Week, another name for the seven year Tribulation. Early on we saw that Revelation 1:19 divides the book into three parts: the things John has seen (past), the things which are (present), [...]

Week Nine: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Week Nine: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Think back at the most amazing wedding you've ever seen. Many of us remember Princess Diana's wedding in 1981. I was only 11 years old, but remember it like it was yesterday! I will never forget it! The wedding has been estimated to cost around 48 million dollars (that's over 100 million in today's economy)! [...]

Week Eight: The Judgment Seat of Christ

Week Eight: The Judgment Seat of Christ

Tim LaHaye says, "immediately after the Rapture, every Christian will stand before Christ to be judged by Him. This judgment has nothing to do with salvation, for only the saved will be there" (Charting the End Times, p. 53). "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be [...]

Week Seven: The Rapture of the Church

Week Seven: The Rapture of the Church

Did you know the word "rapture" is not mentioned anywhere in Scripture? Don't panic, let me explain. The English word "rapture" comes from a Latin word, "rapio," which is simply the translation for the Greek word, "harpazo" which is found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17. "Harpazo" means "to catch up" or "to be carried away" and [...]

Week Six: Other Pre-Trib Events

Week Six: Other Pre-Trib Events

Aside from the chronological pre-tribulational events we've been discussing, this week we are looking at several events that we don't know when they'll happen until they happen. The first event is a worldwide blackout. Fruchtenbaum says during the end time period, including the last days of the Church Age, as well as the Tribulation, the [...]

Week Five: Continued Sequence of Pre-Trib Events

Week Five: Continued Sequence of Pre-Trib Events

Last week we looked at several things that chronologically need to happen before the Tribulation can begin. Those events were: World War coupled with earthquakes and famine (fulfilled in World Wars 1 & 2 along with the famines & earthquakes that took place then and continue), the re-establishment of Israel as a nation (fulfilled in [...]

Week Four: Gog & Magog and Other Pre-Tribulational Events

Week Four: Gog & Magog and Other Pre-Tribulational Events

Fruchtenbaum says, "The Great Tribulation [meaning all seven years] is not imminent. The world stage has to be set in a certain way before the Tribulation can actually begin. A number of events are clearly stated to precede the Tribulation period" (The Footsteps of the Messiah, p. 91). This post is dedicated to the first [...]

Week Three: The Church Age

Week Three: The Church Age

We studied the things that John saw in his vision on the isle of Patmos in chapter one of Revelation. These are the things "which were." This week we are going to look at "the things which are." Fruchtenbaum says, "Revelation chapters two and three comprise the second major division of the book. This division [...]