Presentation on theme: "Signs of Christs Coming Like the beginning of birth pains... 1. Wars and rumors of wars 2. Nation will rise against nation (ethnic wars) 3. Kingdom against."— Presentation transcript:
Signs of Christs Coming Like the beginning of birth pains... 1. Wars and rumors of wars 2. Nation will rise against nation (ethnic wars) 3. Kingdom against kingdom 4. Pestilences 5. Famines
Signs of Christs Coming 6. Earthquakes 7. Persecution 8. Wickedness will increase C great falling away from faith, love of most grows cold 9. Deception C many false prophets, false messiahs
Signs of Christs Coming 10. Nations in anguish & perplexity C sea will roar & toss 11. Men will faint from fear & terror 12. Budding of the fig tree C Israel becomes a nation in 1948 13. Knowledge explosion
When Will Christ Return? Three Watches: Luke 12:35-40 Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the SECOND or THIRD WATCH of the night. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
The Three Watches First Watch: Rapture Bride meets Christ in the air (1 Thess. 4:15-18) Secretive, sudden Second Watch: Middle of 7-year Tribulation Tribulation martyrs resurrected (Rev. 7:9-14) Gathered by angels (Mark 13:26-27) Third Watch: End of 7-year Tribulation ALL nations see Christ (Mat. 24:30; Rev. 1:7) Jesus returns to earth with His Bride for judgment (Zech. 14:4; Rev. 19:11-14)
The Ten Dispensations 1. Dispensation of Angels 2. Dispensation of Innocence (Gen. 1-2) 3. Dispensation of Conscience (Gen. 3-8) 4. Dispensation of Civil Government (Gen. 8-11) 5. Dispensation of Israel under Promise (Gen. 11:10 – Exo. 18:27) 6. Dispensation of Israel under Law (Exo. 19 - Acts 1)
The Ten Dispensations 7. Dispensation of Grace: Church (Pentecost – Rapture) 8. Dispensation of the Tribulation (Revelation 6-19) 9. Dispensation of the Millennium (Revelation 20) 10. Dispensation of the Eternal Kingdom (Revelation 21-22)