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Revelation Revealed. Last month we talked about Wisdom of Prophecy. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16. Prophecy is empowerment. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Revelation Revealed

Last month we talked about Wisdom of Prophecy.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

Prophecy is empowerment.

Bible prophecies provide information, knowledge, and wisdom to Gods people.

Of the 2,700 prophecies in the Bible about a third is yet to be fulfilled.

Through prophecy, we can visualize the future.

After today, you will have the knowledge of the future and the wisdom to make the right spiritual lifes decisions.

It is up to you to apply the wisdom of prophecy in your lives. It is up to you to apply the wisdom of prophecy in your lives.

Benefit from it and eventually attain eternal salvation.

When is the destruction of the temple? The temple was destroyed by the Roman army in 70AD and still lies in ruins today.

2. What are the signs of the end? This question refers to the Last Days.

3. What are the signs of Christs second coming? This question refers to the Day of the Lord.

Mat 24:4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you.Mat 24:5 For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.

Mat 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.Mat 24:7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.Mat 24:9 "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.

Mat 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,Mat 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.Mat 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,

Mat 24:13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Mat 24:15 "So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniellet the reader understand

Mat 24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.Mat 24:17 Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house.

Mat 24:18 Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.Mat 24:19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!

Mat 24:20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.Mat 24:21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until nowand never to be equaled again.

Mat 24:22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.Mat 24:23 At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it.

Mat 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the electif that were possible.Mat 24:25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

Mat 24:26 "So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.Mat 24:27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Mat 24:28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.Mat 24:29 "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.'

Mat 24:30 "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.

Mat 24:31 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.

The end of the age or the last days has started but the end is not yet it is the beginning of birth pains.

Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

The Day of the second coming of the Lord will be a visible event that the whole earth will be able to witness from the east to the west.

Mat 24:30 "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.

Jesus Christ was clearly talking about two (2) distinct and separate events, that is; the Last Days or end of the age that started with the first advent of Christ and the Day of the Lord that is to start at time of the return of Christ.

In the Olivet prophecy Jesus gave the general condition leading to His second advent:

1. And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.

2. But he answered and said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3. And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man lead you astray.

5. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray.

6. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.

7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places.

8.But all these things are the beginning of travail.

9.Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my names sake.

10.And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.

11.And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray.

12.And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.

13.But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

14.And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.

15.When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand),

16.then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains:

17.let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house:

18.and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak.

19.But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!

20.And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a sabbath:

for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.

22.And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elects sake those days shall be shortened.

Since the time Jesus spoke about sign of the end of the age, mankind yearns to know the exact timing and the apocalyptic events that would lead to the end of the world.

We learned that prophecies are of no personal interpretation.

We must allow the Bible to interpret itself. Jesus did not leave the Olivet prophecy hanging rather He provided the details to the prophecy in the Book of Revelation.

The Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ given to the Apostle John concerning things that are to soon take place.

Rev 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Rev 1:2 who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

The Book of Revelation is a futuristic book.

It primarily reveals events that are to soon take place a time yet in the future. It is a book that provides clarification and detail to Jesus Olivet prophecy.

In vision, John was transported into the future and given the awesome opportunity to witness and experience the spine-chilling events that are about to happen.

These events were recorded for our forewarning and to provide guidance and wisdom in the hope that people of all ages would take these things to heart and turn to the Lord.

Peter said in 1 Peter 3:10: if we know these things will happen, what kind of a man we ought to be.

All prophecies serve a single purpose; that is, to provide divine guidance and wisdom in order to bring people back to God a call for repentance, faith and salvation.

For the purpose of the presentation, please put yourself as the Apostle John.

You were transported into the future and you saw events unfolding before your eyes as they sequentially happen.

Try to visualize the prophetic events from the vantage point of personal experience as if you were there. .

You stood