“For nation will rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines,
pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these
are the beginning of sorrows."
was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with
hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth."
"...when they say,
'Peace and safety!' then sudden destruction comes upon them...."
1 Thessalonians 5:2
the last days perilous times will come: For
men will be lovers of
themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to
parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without
self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying
its power. And from such people turn away!
"...all who desire
to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil
men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being
deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have
coming of the lawless one is according to the working of
Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish,
because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they
might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong
delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be
condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
"For the time
will come when they will not endure
sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they
have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and
they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside
to fables. But you be watchful in all things..." 2
"Jesus... said to them:
'Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will
come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive
many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you
are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the
end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and
earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering
together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind
or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if
from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one
deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless
the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is
revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts
himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that
he sits as God in the temple of God..."
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you
will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will
be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because
lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who
endures to the end shall be saved."
false christs and false prophets will rise and show great
signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore if they say to you,
‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the
inner rooms!’ do not believe it."
this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the
world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will
“But of that day and
hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,
but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do
not know when the time is."
there will be great earthquakes in various places, and
famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great
signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay
their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the
synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers
for My name’s sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for
testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate
beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth
and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict
or resist." Luke 21:11-15
latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to
deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons."
1 Timothy 4:1
"And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to
Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge
them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He
really find faith on the earth?”
"God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only
evil continually. ... And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom
I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast,
and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air.... But
Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." Genesis 6:5-8
(New Testament) "And
as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the
days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married
wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah
entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all." Luke 17:26-27
“ ...the day of the
Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they
say, 'Peace and safety!' then sudden destruction comes upon them, as
labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But
you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake
you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We
are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as
others do, but let us watch and be sober."
1 Thessalonians 5:2-6
“At that time
Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the
sons of your people;
And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there
was a nation,
Even to that time, and at that time your people shall be
Every one who is found written in the book.
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
Some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever."
"For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk
are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting
on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of
“And there will be
signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth
distress of nations... the sea and the waves roaring; men’s
hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things
which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be
shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with
power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look
up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
worshiped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast? Who is
able to make war with him?' And he was given a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to
continue for forty-two months. ...
"It was granted to him to
make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority
was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who
dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been
written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the
foundation of the world. ...
"He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave,
to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and
that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name
of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who
has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the
number of a man: His number is 666."
"Take heed, watch and
pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going
to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his
servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to
watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the
house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the
rooster, or in the morning— lest, coming suddenly, he find you
sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
“Now learn this
parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become
tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you
also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near—at
"...the waves of
death surrounded me, the floods of ungodliness made me afraid....
In my distress I called upon the Lord.... His way is
Samuel 22:5, 31
"What the chewing locust left, the swarming locust has eaten;
What the swarming locust left, the crawling locust has eaten...."
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust
has eaten, [see
A Biblical Outline of
The crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you....
Then you shall know that I am tin the midst of Israel:
I am the Lord your God and there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame."
"Though the fig tree
may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines....
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills."
The Lord, our Judge &
What it means to be a Christian