• If December 21, 2012 is The End of the World, Are You Ready?

    If December 21, 2012 is The End of the World, Are You Ready?

    It is just one day before the world is supposed to end, according to some not-so-experts. Survival gear, Ready-to-Eat meals, guns and ammunition are selling at a brisk pace. Many people are taking the threat of Earth’s end seriously.

    Scientists say that there is no chance that the world will end tomorrow. Theologians postulate that there is no indication in the Bible that December 21, 2012 is the end of the world.

    I have written extensively on the subject, and I am certain that there are no Biblical prophecies that define 12-21-2012 as the final day of the existence of life on earth.

    The Bible does say that the end of the world will come at a specific time, and it actually tells us the precise moment that the end of the world will occur. First Jesus will return to the earth in an event called “The Rapture”. This will happen quickly, violently, and without any warning. Suddenly, perhaps a Billion people will disappear from the earth and be seen no more.

    The Bible describes the Rapture with these words:

    1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

    Verse 18 encourages those who understand the meaning of these words, to find “comfort” in them. If we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, and are awaiting His return, then these words can bring us great comfort. If on the other hand, we have not committed our life to Jesus Christ, then the thought of a Billion people suddenly vanishing from the face of the earth is very frightening.

  • Fulfilled Prophecy, Millennial Kingdom, Rob Robinson, The Book of Revelation, The Tribulation

    Posted on October 7th, 2012

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Prophecy of the Messiah’s Wrath in the Tribulation Period

    Prophecy of the Messiah’s Wrath in the Tribulation Period

    The Messiah will bring the wrath of God during the seven year Tribulation period.

    Old Testament Prediction:

    Psalms 2:5 “Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure:”

    New Testament Fulfillment:

    Revelation 6:15-17 “And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

    Application:

    There are three aspects of Jesus coming to earth; as “Savior”, “Judge”, and “King”.

    Jesus first appearance was for the purpose of fulfilling the Old Testament prophecies regarding the coming Messiah who shall lay down his life as “The Lamb of God”, being the Savior of all men. At Jesus second appearance, He will be coming as “Judge”, who will bring God’s wrath to the earth that has rejected Him. By the execution of 21 judgments described in the Book of Revelation, God will complete His wrath over the earth that has rejected His Son. Upon the completion of the outpouring of his wrath, Jesus will establish a kingdom over the earth for a period of one thousand years, reigning as “King” over all the earth.

  • A Chronological List of Events For the Last Days

    A Chronological List of Events For the Last Days

    This is the second in a four-part series on the Last Days. In this study we will look at a Chronology of the events from the present time in history, up to the end of time here on the earth, as described in the Bible

    Two of the most asked questions from those who are interested in Bible Prophecy, are

    “What is going to happen next in the world?”

    “What does the Bible have to say about the events of the Last Days?”

    Jesus said that the entire scope of all Prophecy in the last days, is centered around the nation of Israel. For almost 2,000 years the Jews were scattered all over the face of the earth. Being without a land of their own, they had lost their national identity and their homeland.

    While Israel was without their own country, the Prophet Ezekiel wrote of a time in the last days when God would draw the Jews from all over the face of the earth, and place them back to their own land again.

    Ezekiel 37:21-22 “Then say to them, “Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land…

    The promise of restoration by the Lord, is that once the Jews are back in their own land again, they will be protected by the Lord and dwell there permanently. Once they are in their land, in the last days, the Lord will allow Israel to rebuilt their Temple again and re-institute the temple sacrifice.

    Ezekiel 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore.

    Israel is often referred to as being like a “fig tree” in the old testament:

    Hosea 9:10 “I found Israel Like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers As the firstfruits on the fig tree in its first season.

    Jesus said that when we see the fig tree once again blossom and put forth leaves, that we know that summer is near. This is a poetic play on words that was understood by the Jews to mean that when Israel became a nation again,back in their own land, that the Lord’s return was near.

  • Bible Studies, Millennial Kingdom

    Posted on May 23rd, 2010

    Written by B.P.U Contributor

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    The Son’s of the Kingdom P2

    The Son’s of the Kingdom P2

    Revelation 21:7 says, “He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.” So, from now on, when we refer to Christians who will “inherit, possess or rule over the kingdom,” we will be referring to those believers who are not only positionally sanctified, but who are also in practice partakers of Christ’s Life and, thus, overcomers bearing fruit.

    When we refer to those who only “enter the kingdom,” we will be referring to those who have not been obedient or faithful in their walk with the Lord in this lifetime. They are justified, but not experientially sanctified. They are nominal Christians, lukewarm Christians, back-sliding Christians (believers who once had “fruit” in their lives but who have decided not to make the choices needed to stay in God’s will). Because they have quenched God’s Spirit in their hearts, they are not overcomers, but in fact, have been “overtaken” by the world, the flesh and the devil.

  • Bible Studies, Millennial Kingdom

    Posted on May 22nd, 2010

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    The Sons of the Kingdom P1

    The Sons of the Kingdom P1

    At the Judgment Seat of Christ every Christian’s position in the coming thousand-year reign will be determined. Christ is the One who knows us intimately and He will be the Judge who will evaluate us by our fruits, our faithfulness and our obedience. 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 speaks about this time and tells us that:“Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. But if any man’s “work” shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” (The ones that suffer loss here are believers who made it to heaven—they were saved—but, they lost their “reward of inheritance.” Colossians 3:24) What this is saying is that all believers will be with Christ in the coming Millennium, but only those whose work “abides” will inherit blessings (levels of responsibility) in that kingdom.