Thursday, January 29, 2009

The anti-Christ is an important piece of end time prophecy. The bible does tell us of the anti-christ. The anti-christ is supposed to be a political and religious individual that comes in to power. This individual is opposed to God and mimics Christ. He claims to be anointed by God, but he is not, he is a false Christ. The anti-Christ is supposed to rise to power and save the world from its desperate economic and political problems with a seven year peace plan. Many people speculate who the Anti-Christ is. There are alot of people saying that Barack Obama is a anti-Christ. I do not believe this.

Some of the information spreading is that the anti-christ will be a man of Muslim/Arab descent. Another is that he will be a man in his 40s and rule for 42 months. Others believe that the anti-christ will have to be of Jewish descent in order to claim to be the Messiah. The bible attributes certain characteristics to the anti-christ such as he is very charismatic, intelligent and a very determined person. He has potential to be a great leader and has the ability to inspire millions. According to the bible, the anti-christ is going to be a leader of a one-world government that will deceive the entire world in the end times. The Bible tells us that the anti-christ comes to power in a time of peace and will rule in peace and prosperity, but then, the tribulation brings evil and devastation.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

This part of the blog will focus on the actual event of the rapture and what the bible tells us will happen. The bible tells us that there will be seven years of tribulation on Earth. During this tribulation, God pours out his wrath upon the Earth. It will be a scary and awful time. Some people believe that Christ will return before the tribulation and some believe that He will come after the tribulation. During the tribulation, Satan will rule the Earth. At the end of the seven year tribulation, Christ will return to defeat Satan and set up his Kingdom in Jerusalem.

At the rapture of the church, All the Christians will gather in the sky to be with the Lord in Heaven, both the dead and the living. The living Christians will be instantly changed into a spiritual body and will not experience death. The bible tells us that the dead in Christ will be resurrected first and will be joined in the air with those living in Christ. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

During this time, God will also send two witnesses to preach. Their ministry will last 1260 days. After that time, they will be killed. They will lie in the street for three and one-half days. There have been many guesses of who the two witnesses are, some think it will be Elijah and Enoch or Moses. God will not allow these witnesses to be killed until 1260 1/2 days have past. Then, they will be killed and the whole world can see their bodies lying in the street, probably on TV or the internet. Then, these two men will come back to life and stand up, all this will happen for the world to see.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Bible describes the end times as a time of great tribulation such that the world has ever seen and ever will see. Matthew 24:21. God tells us that no one knows the day or the hour this will happen and that it will come like a thief in the night. God tells us to watch and be prepared for these times. The bible gives us signs to watch for so that we know this time is nearing. These signs given by Jesus that helps us predict his coming and lets us know we are living in the end times.

The first sign is false prophets and christs. This means that people will claim to be Christ. Over the years, many such as, David Koresh have claimed to be the Messiah. But, Jesus tells us that he will not come back in some secret place. Jesus said he will come back from the Heavens and all eyes will see him. The second sign is wars and rumors of wars. Rumors of wars have become pretty common in today’s world. We all know of the war in Iraq, and because of terrorist threats from people like Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden there is always potential for another war. A third sign is famines and pestilence. Pestilence is disease. We have many new diseases that have appeared relatively recently, such as SARS disease, AIDS, Mad Cow disease, to name a few. A large portion of the worlds people suffer from food shortage, especially in Africa. A fourth sign is earthquakes. The number of earthquakes in this day and age is larger than any other number in history. The Earth has also seen tsunamis and hurricanes and other record breaking weather patterns. Another sign of the end times is that the gospel that will be preached throughout the world.

Friday, January 9, 2009

I am a college student that attends OSU. This Blog is about why I believe we are currently living in the last days or the end times. I am a Christian and I believe in the end times. The Bible tells us that God created the world and that sin entered the world. God sent Jesus Christ so that we may overcome sin and live eternally with God in Heaven. The Bible tells us that Jesus was born into the Earth a man and lived on Earth as other men. He started preaching the scripture and many did not accept his teachings. Jesus was crucified and he rose and ascended in the sky to Heaven on the third day and is alive in Heaven.

The end time prophecy tells us that Jesus is coming back to Earth for his church. This is called the second coming or the rapture. The Bible describes that Jesus will appear in the sky when he returns, just like he did when he ascended to Heaven. When Jesus returns, the Bible tells us that he is coming to get the believers and take them to Heaven. This is called the rapture of the Church. The Bible also tells us that no one knows the day or the hour of Jesus’ return, except God. But, Jesus and the Bible gives us signs of the end of age. This blog will explore those signs and tell why I believe that those signs tell us that this is the generation that is living in the end times.