Presentation on theme: "THE FUTURE FORETOLD 2000 years ago, Jesus’ disciples asked Him… “What shall be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the world?”"— Presentation transcript:
THE FUTURE FORETOLD
2000 years ago, Jesus’ disciples asked Him… “What shall be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the world?”
“ You shall hear of wars and rumours of wars…for nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matthew 24:6,7) “ You shall hear of wars and rumours of wars…for nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matthew 24:6,7) Jesus said:
For the first time in history, the entire world went to war in the 20th century. World War 1 – 1914 to 1918 World War 2 – 1939 to 1945 World War 1 – 1914 to 1918 World War 2 – 1939 to 1945 25 million people died in World War 2
Since World War II, “the war to end all wars”, there have been over 150 major wars. Presently there are enough nuclear bombs in existence to equal 1.3 million Hiroshima explosions. The death toll in armed conflicts since the end of World War II is more than 23,142,000 people. One nuclear submarine carries more explosive force than all the bombs & ammunition exploded by all the nations in World War 2. THE TRUTH ABOUT WAR!
Two million dollars are spent worldwide for military purposes every minute! WAR – THE GREAT WASTER For the price of one Sparrow radar- guided missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for five years. A $30 billion, 10-year plan to provide clean water to the poor of the developing world would cost just ten days of military spending.
$200 million, or about three hours of military spending, could wipe out the diseases of… Diphtheria Whooping cough Tetanus Measles Polio …which together kill four million children every year.
Eighteen days of military spending yearly could eradicate malnutrition worldwide.
“And there shall be famines…” (Matthew 24:7) “And there shall be famines…” (Matthew 24:7)
Starving 34% Under-fed 33% Well-fed 33% HOW THE WORLD EATS
“In the time of the End, many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased.” (Daniel 12:4) 2600 years ago, the prophet Daniel said:
“…many shall run to and fro…” For thousands of years, man’s modes of transport have basically remained the same.
But over just the last 100 years, man has learned to Drive at enormous speeds Fly Even go to the moon!
A jet can fly around the world in less than 24 hours. A Spacecraft can fly around the world in 80 minutes!
200 million people travel outside their countries every year
The sum total of man’s knowledge doubles every 8 years. 80% of all scientists who have ever lived are alive today. “…and knowledge shall be increased…”
When Apollo 13 got lost in space, NASA computers worked out a way to bring it back on course in 30 minutes.
It would have taken a scientist working with pen and paper one million years to figure out the same feat.
The scientific material produced worldwide every 24 hours would take one person 5 years to read. Half a million new books are published every year. The scientific material produced worldwide every 24 hours would take one person 5 years to read. Half a million new books are published every year.
“For as it was in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matthew 24:37)
The Bible says: In Noah’s days, 2500 B.C.: “The earth was corrupt and full of violence and the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of his heart was only evil continuously.” (Genesis 6: 5,12)
VIOLENCE A violent crime is committed somewhere in the world every 25 seconds. Over the last 30 years, violent crime has increased among young people by 10,000%. By the time the average American child is 15, he will have watched more than 200,000 acts of violence on television.
Terrorism … global recession …the threat of nuclear war … ethnic violence … international conflict … religious strife … The world is waiting for a SUPERMAN
It won’t be long before a One-World Government comes to power, led by a One World Leader that the Bible calls…
Also known as The Beast The Son of Perdition The Man of Sin
The Antichrist’s Profile Fierce expression Political & Military genius Diplomat par excellence Exceptional speaking ability Will not regard the desire of women References: Daniel 8:23; 11:21,23; 7:8; 11:37
Scriptures indicate that the Antichrist will come from “Magog” – The ancient name for modern day Russia (Ezekiel 38) He will also have a lot to do with Egypt. (Daniel 8:9) His power base will likely consist of the 10 leading nations of Europe. (Rev. 17:12,13)
He will bring about temporary world peace He will restore the world’s crashed economy He will be hailed as the world’s savior
The Covenant A Brilliant Seven – Year Peace Treaty Daniel 9:27
Under the Covenant terms the Antichrist will… Allow the Jewish temple to be rebuilt Internationalize the city of Jerusalem Resolve the Mideast crisis
But in the middle of the 7 years he breaks the Covenant
And invades Israel from the north.
Sets up his image Demands to be worshipped as God Attempts to abolish all religious worship Halts worship in the Jewish Temple References: Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 2 Thes 2:4
The Mark of the Beast And he causes all, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their forehead without which no one can buy or sell. His number is 666. (Revelation 13:16-18)
Look how the world has steadily been moving towards a cashless society From CashTo Credit Cards
ID/Credit cards with a computer chip embedded in them, containing vital information about the bearer. And now… Smart Cards Name: John Doe Age: 45 Address: 3, North Street, West City Occupation: Businessman Passport No. WS555663-88
In their search for foolproof identification systems, a number of governments are seriously considering implanting a microchip ID in people’s hands.
WATCH OUT FOR 666 THE MARK IS ON ITS WAY!
The latter half of the Antichrist’s reign will be a time of “Great Tribulation” which will last for: 3 and a half years or 42 months or 1260 days References: Revelation 12:14; 11:2; 12:6
Immediately after the Great Tribulation, at the end of the Antichrist’s reign, Jesus will return. References: Matthew 24: 29-31
The Antichrist and his evil world government will be destroyed at the climactic “Battle of Armageddon.” References: Revelation 19: 11-16
A 1000 year period of peace, plenty and justice under the rule and reign of Jesus Christ.