Presentation on theme: "The Seven Major Future Events Christ’s Resurrection & Ascension"— Presentation transcript:
1The Seven Major Future Events Christ’s Resurrection & Ascension PentecostChrist’s First ComingThe Church Age
2The Seven Major Future Events Christ’s Resurrection & Ascension Rapture11 Thessalonians 4:15-18 (NIV) 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. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.PentecostChrist’s First ComingThe Church AgePentecost To The Rapture
3The Seven Major Future Events 2Judgment SeatChrist’s Resurrection & AscensionRapture12 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.1 Corinthians 3:12-15 (NIV) If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.PentecostChrist’s First ComingThe Church AgePentecost To The Rapture
4The Seven Major Future Events 2Judgment SeatChrist’s Resurrection & AscensionRapture1Matthew 24:21 (NIV) For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.Matthew 24:21 (NKJV) For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.PentecostChrist’s First Coming3The Church AgeTribulationPentecost To The Rapture7 Years
5The Seven Major Future Events 2Judgment SeatSecond Coming4Christ’s Resurrection & AscensionRapture1Matthew 24:29-30 (NKJV) “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.PentecostChrist’s First ComingThe Church Age3TribulationPentecost To The Rapture7 Years
6The Seven Major Future Events 2Judgment SeatSecond Coming4Christ’s Resurrection & AscensionRapture1Revelation 20:6 (NKJV) Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.PentecostChrist’s First ComingThe Church Age3Tribulation5MillenniumPentecost To The Rapture7 Years1, 000 Years
7The Seven Major Future Events 2Judgment SeatSecond ComingChrist’s Resurrection & AscensionRapture416Great White ThroneRevelation 20:11-15 (NKJV) Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.PentecostChrist’s First ComingThe Church Age3Tribulation5MillenniumPentecost To The Rapture7 Years1,000 YearsLake Of Fire
8The Seven Major Future Events 2Judgment SeatSecond ComingChrist’s Resurrection & AscensionRapture416Great White Throne7Revelation 21:1-5 (NKJV) Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”PentecostNew Heaven & New EarthChrist’s First ComingThe Church Age3Tribulation5MillenniumPentecost To The Rapture7 Years1,000 YearsLake Of Fire
9Order Of Events In Bible Prophecy 2The Judgment Seat Of ChristChrist’s Second ComingChrist’s Resurrection & AscensionRapture Of The Church416Antichrist Declares Himself World RulerGreat White Throne Judgment Of Unsaved Dead & SatanMideast Peace Treaty SignedSheep & Goats Judgment Of Survivors7PentecostNew Heaven & New EarthChrist’s First Coming3 ½ Years3 ½ YearsIsrael RestoredThe Church Age37 Year Tribulation5The MillenniumPentecost To The RaptureDaniel’s 70th WeekChrist’s Reign1,000 YearsLake Of FireArmageddonSatan Bound
10The Great White Throne KEY PASSAGE: Rev. 20:11-15 THE CONTEXT: Revelation 20:7-10 (NKJV) 7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
11The Great White ThroneRevelation 20:11 (NKJV) Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.Who is on this throne?John 5:22-23 (NKJV) For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.What does John mean in saying that “the earth and the heaven fled away?” (see 21:1 and 2 Peter 3:10-11)Revelation 21:1 (NKJV) Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.
12The Great White Throne2 Peter 3:10-13 (NKJV) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
13The Great White ThroneLet’s continue with the key passage Revelation 20:12 (NKJV) And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.Hebrews 9:27 (NKJV) And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,The Book Of Life is mentioned 7 times in Revelation and 1 time in Philippians 4:3. Let’s look at a couple of them.
14The Great White ThroneRevelation 17:8 (NKJV) The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.Revelation 21:27 (NKJV) But there shall by no means enter it (i.e. the New Jerusalem) anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
15The Great White ThroneBack to our key passage … Revelation 20:13 (NKJV) The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.Hades is the present abode of all the unsaved dead who are awaiting the final judgmentThere is a distinction between Hades and the Lake Of FireRevelation 20:14-15 (NKJV) Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.The Bible is clear that this is an ETERNAL punishmentRevelation 20:10 (NKJV) The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
16The Great White ThroneLuke 16:19-24 (NKJV) “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’
17The Great White ThroneLuke 16:25-28 (NKJV) But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’Matthew 13:49-50 (NKJV) So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
18The Great White ThroneMark 9:42-48 (NKJV) “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’ And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’ And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire— where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’
19The Great White Throne2 Peter 2:17 (NKJV) These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.2 Thessalonians 1:9 (NKJV) These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,Matthew 25:46 (NKJV) And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”Hell is a real place for . . .1. Satan (Rev. 20:2,10)2. Demons (2 Peter 2:4)3. Antichrist and false prophet (Rev. 19:20; 20:10)4. Unsaved (Rev. 20:14-15)
20The Great White ThroneBelievers go directly to be with Christ at death . . .Philippians 1:21-24 (NKJV) For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.2 Corinthians 5:7-8 (NKJV) For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
21The Great White Throne QUESTIONS? APPLICATION Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book Of Life?Are you taking opportunities to share the Gospel with the lost?