3 The Day of the Lord(1:15) – Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, and as destruction from the Almighty it comes(2:1) – …Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming; it is near(2:11) – …For the day of the LORD is great and very awesome; who can endure it?(2:31) – The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes(3:14) – …For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision
4 Prophetic Telescoping Time GapNearFulfillmentFarFulfillment
5 Isaiah 61:1-3"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
6 Luke 4:16-21He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.“…
7 Luke 4:16-21Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
8 Comparison(Isaiah 61) – "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,And the day of vengeance of our God(Luke 4) – "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.“
9 Some Things Are Clear Jesus is Coming Back This World is Coming to an EndJesus is Coming BackHis Return will be Bodily & VisibleHe’s Coming to Judge & Reward
10 …For this world in its present form is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:31…For this world in its present form is passing away.
11 1 John 2:17The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever
12 Revelation 21:1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away
13 2 Timothy 3:1-5-- But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
14 Matthew 24 (6) – Rise in warfare (7) – Increase of Famines & Earthquakes(9) – Heightened Persecution of Believers(10) – Spiritual Defection(11) – Rise in False Prophets(12) – Increase of Wickedness
15 Matthew 24:30At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory
16 John 14:3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am
17 Acts 1:11Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven
18 Paul Writes…(Phil. 3:20) -- But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,(1 Thess. 4:15-16) -- According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.(Titus 2:13) – while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ
19 Revelation 22:20He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus
20 Acts 1:11– "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."
21 Acts 17:30-31In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."
22 Revelation 11:18The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great-- and for destroying those who destroy the earth."
23 End Times EventsPreliminary EventsThe Return of ChristThe Judgement
24 Joel 3:14Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision
25 Luke 21:20"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near
26 Revelation 16:12-16The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. "Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed." Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
27 Joel 2:30-31"And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes
28 Joel 3:15The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
29 Matthew 24:29-31"Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other
30 Isaiah 13:9-11,13See, the day of the LORD is coming --a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger-- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless… Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.
31 Luke 21:25-26"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken
32 Joel 3:16The LORD roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake
33 Zechariah 14:3-4Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south
34 Joel 3:2aI will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there…
35 Matthew 25:41Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels
36 Joel 2:27You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame