A lot of people don’t know this, but Jesus actually prophesied a lot about the future. And a lot of his prophecies are actually being fulfilled today. For example, he prophesied about the fall of the Roman Empire, which actually happened.
The Fig Tree
The fig tree is mentioned in the Bible many times, most notably in the New Testament. In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus curses a fig tree because it bore no fruit, even though it was not yet time for figs to ripen. This incident occurred while Jesus was journeying to Jerusalem, and some believe that the fig tree represented Israel, which bore no fruit despite Jesus’ teaching.
The Destruction of the Temple
One of the most well-known prophecies of Jesus is his prediction of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. This prophecy was made sometime between 30-33 C.E., and it was fulfilled in 70 C.E. when the Roman army destroyed the Temple during the Jewish War.
The prophecy is found in all three of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 24:1-2, Mark 13:1-2, and Luke 21:5-6), as well as in the Gospel of John (2:19). In each account, Jesus predicts that the Temple will be destroyed, and that not one stone will be left standing on another. He also says that this event will signal the end times.
The destruction of the Temple was a catastrophic event for the Jewish people, and it had a profound impact on early Christianity. For Jews, the Temple was much more than just a building; it was a symbol of their relationship with God, and its destruction signified their exile from God’s presence. For Christians, meanwhile, the destruction of the Temple confirmed Jesus’ prophecy and solidified his status as a true prophet.
The Abomination of Desolation
The abomination of desolation is a term used in the Bible to describe the desecration of the Temple in Jerusalem. The phrase is found in the Book of Daniel and is used by Jesus Christ in the Book of Matthew.
The abomination of desolation refers to the desecration of the Temple by the Antichrist, which will occur in the end times. The Antichrist will set up an image of himself in the Temple and declare himself to be God. This will be a sign that the end times are near, and that Jesus Christ will return soon.
Signs of the End Times
It seems like every day, another prophecy is being fulfilled. From increasing natural disasters, to the rise of the Antichrist, it’s becoming more and more clear that we are living in the end times. Let’s take a look at some of the most prevalent signs of the end times.
The Reunification of the Roman Empire
In Bible prophecy, the reunification of the Roman Empire is a sign of the end times. The Old Testament prophet Daniel foresaw a future world empire that would be divided into 10 kingdoms (Daniel 7:7). He said that these kingdoms would be ruled by 10 kings who would receive their power from a single ruler—the Antichrist (Daniel 7:24).
The apostle John, who was given prophetic revelations about the end times, also saw the reunification of the Roman Empire in his visions. In one vision, he saw 10 horns on a beast that represented the Antichrist’s world empire. He was told that these 10 horns represent 10 kings who will give their power to the Antichrist (Revelation 13:1-2).
So, the reunion of the Roman Empire will happen in the end times as part of God’s plan to prepare the world for the return of Jesus Christ. This event will likely occur through a series of alliances and treaties between countries in Europe. The Bible says that theAntichrist will confirm a covenant with many for seven years (Daniel 9:27). This covenant may well be a peace treaty that brings lasting peace to the Middle East and finally brings an end to the long-running conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
The confirmation of this covenant will mark the beginning of the seven-year tribulation period—a time of great trials and troubles on earth. At the midpoint of this seven-year period, the Antichrist will break his covenant with Israel and begin to persecution Jews and Christians (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15-21; Revelation 12:13-17).
The Rise of the Antichrist
The Antichrist is a figure who will rise to power during the end times, and will lead the world into a period of great tribulation. He will be oppositional to everything that is good and holy, and will seek to deceive the masses into following him. There are many signs that the Antichrist is coming, and as we get closer to the end times, more and more of these signs will be evident.
The Return of the Jews to Israel
One of the most interesting and extraordinary signs of the approaching end of the age is the return of the Jews to their ancient homeland, Israel. This event, which began over one hundred years ago, is unprecedented in human history.
The Bible says that in the last days God will gather the Jews from all over the world back to their ancient homeland (Isaiah 43:5-6; Ezekiel 36:24-28). This regathering is taking place in our day. For centuries the Jews were dispersed among the nations, but now they are returning to Israel in increasing numbers. In 1948, after centuries of exile, they once again became a nation.
This regathering of the Jews is not just a coincidence; it is fulfillment of Bible prophecy. And it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days.
Christians throughout the world are eagerly anticipating the return of Jesus Christ. Many believe that the Bible prophesies His return, and that we are living in the “end times.” Are these prophecies being fulfilled today? Let’s take a look.
What is the Rapture?
The Rapture is an event in Christian eschatology whereby believers in Christ will be taken from the Earth prior to the tribulation. This event is also known as the first resurrection, as it will precede the second resurrection wherein unbelievers will be raised from the dead and judged.
When will the Rapture happen?
There is much debate surrounding the Rapture, including when it will happen. Many Christians believe that the Rapture will happen before the Tribulation, while others believe that it will happen during or after the Tribulation.
The main evidence for the pre-Tribulation Rapture is found in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, which says, “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,…
The Tribulation is a time of great trouble, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be. This time of trouble will be shortened, but for the elect’s sake who are God’s chosen ones, it has been ordained to try them and to purge, cleanse, and make them white.
What is the Tribulation?
The Tribulation is a seven-year period of time that will be characterized by unparalleled misery and horror. The suffering during this time will be so great that Jesus likened it to the time of Noah and the days of Lot (Luke 17:26-30). It will be a time when God pours out His wrath on a sin-cursed world (Revelation 6:17; 16:1, 19). One-fourth of the world’s population will die during this time (Revelation 6:8).
The Seven Seals
The Tribulation is a time of great distress and trouble, such as the world has never seen before or will ever see again. It is a time when God will pour out His wrath on the earth and its inhabitants who have rejected Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Tribulation lasts for seven years and is divided into two halves, each three-and-a-half years long. The first half is often called the “Great Tribulation” because it will be the worst time of suffering in human history. The second half is called the “Greatest Tribulation” because it will be even worse than the first half.
The Tribulation begins with the opening of the first seal. This initiates the Antichrist’s rise to power and begins a period of war, famine, pestilence, and death. The second seal opens and causes more war, with people being killed by swords, hunger, and beasts of the Earth. The third seal opens and looses a black horse whose rider brings forth famine and death. The fourth seal opens and looses a pale horse whose rider is Death itself. One-fourth of the world’s population dies from war, famine, pestilence, and wild beasts.
The fifth seal reveals the souls of those who have been martyred during the Tribulation crying out to God for justice. They are told to wait until their fellow servants also are killed. The sixth seal brings cosmic disturbances that occur when God Intervention in human history appears imminent. The seventh seal contains seven trumpets that will sound, one after another. Each trumpet will bring more judgment on the earth, including an earthquake that kills one-third of the world’s population; plagues of locusts; masses of fallen stars; oceans turning to blood; rivers becoming bitter; Satan being cast down to Earth; Darkness covering one-third of the day; hail and fire mixed with blood falling on one-third of the earth; demonic locusts tormenting those without God’s seal on their foreheads for five months; An army from Hell being released to kill one-third of mankind;and finally ,the judgement containing seven bowls that are poured out on Earth leading up to Jesus Christ’s return at Armageddon .
The Seven Trumpets
The Tribulation is a time of great trouble and distress, spoken of throughout scripture. The book of Revelation describes it as a time when God will pour out his wrath upon the earth in the form of seven devastating plagues, known as the seven trumpets. These trumpets will bring about tremendous suffering, death, and destruction on a scale that the world has never seen before.
Today, we are living in a time when many of the prophecies surrounding the Tribulation are being fulfilled. The stage is being set for the seven trumpets to sound. Are you ready for what’s coming?
The Seven Bowls
The seven bowls are the final plagues that will be poured out on the earth just before Jesus returns. These plagues are extremely severe, and they will affect everyone on the earth, boththose who have worshipped the Antichrist and those who have worshipped God.
The first bowl will cause painful sores to break out on the bodies of those who have worshipped the Antichrist.
The second bowl will turn the seas into blood, killing every creature in them.
The third bowl will turn the rivers and springs of water into blood.
The fourth bowl will make the sun so hot that people will be scorched by its heat.
The fifth bowl will plunge the kingdom of the Antichrist into utter darkness.
The sixth bowl will dry up the Euphrates River, so that an army can march across it on their way to attack Jerusalem.
And finally, the seventh bowlwill bring such a severe earthquake that every city in the worldwill be destroyed. This will be followed by a great hailstorm,and then by absolute darkness for three days and nights.
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
It has been almost two thousand years since Jesus Christ walked the earth. During that time, He prophesied that He would return again. Are there any signs that His prophecy is being fulfilled today?
What will happen at the Second Coming?
No one knows the day or the hour when Jesus will return, but we can be certain that He is coming back again. When He comes, the dead in Christ will be raised first, and those who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air. After that, we will all appear before His judgment seat to give an account of our lives.
There are many signs that indicate His return is near, but we don’t need to be afraid or anxious about the future. Jesus has promised to come back and take us to be with Him forever. We can have hope and assurance in Him!
The Battle of Armageddon
The final battle of the great world war that will mark the beginning of the end-times, Armageddon (Revelation 16:16), is about to be fought. This last war will be much more devastating than any other in human history. It will be a nuclear war, and all life on earth will be threatened with extinction.
Jesus Christ will return to earth to fight this final battle and defeat the forces of evil. At His Second Coming, He will annihilate all His enemies, and establish Himself as Ruler of the world. He will then begin His millennial reign on earth, during which time there will be peace and righteousness throughout the whole earth.
The Millennium is a 1000-year period when Jesus Christ will reign on earth. It will be a time of perfect peace and harmony.
At the beginning of the Millennium, Satan will be bound and will not be able to deceive the nations anymore (Revelation 20:1-3). Jesus Christ will rule the world from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:1-4; Zechariah 14:9).
People who have not had a chance to know about Jesus Christ will be able to learn about Him during the Millennium (Isaiah 11:9; 52:10; 65:20). When they die, they will go to Hades. At the end of the Millennium, they will be raised from the dead and judged according to their works (Revelation 20:11-15).
The saved will enter into eternal life in the New Jerusalem, and the unsaved will enter into eternal punishment (Revelation 21:1-22:5).