End Time Events and the 2nd Coming of Jesus

by Mike Bradley

In part 1 of this series of end time articles, I am going to go ahead and outline all of the main events that will be occurring that will be leading up to the 2nd coming of Jesus to our earth. This will be a basic overview of the main end time events. I will then go into additional parts giving you a bit more detail into some of these specific events. The Bible once again, very specifically and very explicitly, lays out exactly what is going to happen before Jesus returns back to us for His second coming.

The problem is that all the verses pertaining to the second coming of Jesus to our earth are all scattered throughout the Bible. You thus have to search them out and then match them up to be able to see exactly what is coming down the road - just like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. God always seems to want to make you hunt and search for all of the knowledge that is in the Bible. Seek and then you will find. The subject of revelations and end time events is no exception.

I will keep this article focused on the basic main events so as to give you a "roadmap" as to what may be getting ready to come our way. This subject can get very detailed due to all the incredible events that will take place before Jesus comes back for His second coming.

Basic Outline of the Main Events

Here is a basic outline of the main events at a quick glance. I will talk about each of them in a little more detail in following articles.

1. Miscellaneous Signs

Here are some specific signs that will be occurring as told to us by Jesus and the apostles in the New Testament.

a. Perilous times will come.
b. False Christs and False Prophets will come to deceive even the elect.
c. Wars and rumors of wars.
d. Nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom.
e. Increase in famines, pestilences and earthquakes.
f. Lawlessness and immorality will abound.
g. The love of many will grow cold.
h. Some Christians will depart from the faith giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.
i. Men will become lovers of self, lovers of money, unholy, proud, boasters, blasphemers, unloving, disobedient to parents, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, traitors, headstrong, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God and unthankful.
j. The Holy Spirit will be poured out on all flesh.
k. The Gospel of Christ will preached to the whole world and then the end will come.
m. God will open up end time prophecy for all to understand and interpret so as to prepare for His second coming.

2. Restoration of the Jewish People Back to the State of Israel

3. Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple

4. Rise of the Antichrist, False Prophet and a 10 Nation Confederacy

5. The 7 Year Great Tribulation

6. The Battle of Armageddon

7. The Return of Jesus to our Earth to set up a 1000 year Millennium Kingdom

8. The New Heaven and New Earth

This is the first of 22 in a series of end time articles.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible Knowledge, articles, commentary and teaching. They currently have over 100 Bible articles. All free of charge. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section of our website for all 15 articles regarding the 2nd Coming of Jesus.

Copyright 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.

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