TKC Ministries 8 28 2012
Topic: The End Times
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“The End Times” This is a most interesting and frightening subject , and all of us are involved. Sorry guys and gals, there is no getting out of this one. We are all in it! This is why we all should be paying attention to what is going on , and most of all, not just paying attention , but praying attention! My whole goal for starting this ministry , was to “encourage people to get to know God for themselves” When I say to know , this means, to know , not just of him, and who he is…..any demon can tell you that James 2:19 , but I’m talking about an intimate relationship with your Lord!
I was listening to a preacher “Zac Poonen” , and he was talking about something that I have always felt but never really shared with anyone , and that is how exciting it is to serve and worship God. The King of the universe , the Great Creator, the Savior of mankind, he’s the biggest boss you’ll ever, ever have. And what’s equally amazing is that he would like nothing better than to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us. But unfortunately most of us are just too busy for God.
Well my friends this article is being presented to “shake, rattle and roll” your spirit.
The End Times………
Most of us are familiar with such phrases as ‘the end times or the end of the world , the last days , judgment day , payday, etc. , etc.
Along with all this we have many of those who have and continue to give their version, or opinion of what we call the last days or end of the world.
As you well know TKC Ministry is a bible based website, and any information that is used can be backed up with scripture. If I share my opinion then I will make that known. With that in mind let’s take a look at some scriptures dealing with this subject.
I also challenge you to study about these troubling times in which we live. There are many scriptures , many books (please be sure they are bible based) , overwhelming amount of information online.
Here are some bible prophecy teachers that I listen to on television and online …..….
Perry Stone , Hal Lindsey , David Owour , Zac Poonen ,
Chuck Missler , Jack Van Impe , David Wilkerson , Dave Reagan , Tim Lahaye , Jerry Jenkins, John Hagee.
* First of all let’s be clear about the phrase “The End Of The World” The Greek word for world is ‘aion’ , which means age , a period of time long or short. ref. Dakes Bible page 25 , letter K.
In other words when the bible says the end of the world , it means the end of man kind’s rule on this planet. And it also means the beginning of Christ’s reign , on this planet, for 1000 years. Revelation 19:11-20 , Zechariah chapter 14 , Daniel 2:44-45 ; Daniel 7:13-27 , Ephesians 1:10 ref. Dks bible pg. 22
Matthew 24:1-14 - The disciples ask Jesus to explain to them the end of the world……
And as he sat upon 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?
And Jesus Answered and said unto them ……..
Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation , and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers, places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity (gross injustice or wickedness) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be *saved. And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.
*Saved - to be saved ( Greek word for saved is sozo) means……
Salvation from sin (Mt. 1:21 ; Heb. 7:25)
Salvation from danger (Mt. 14:30 ; 27:42)
Salvation from spiritual conflict (Jn. 12:27 ; 1 Tim. 4:16
Salvation from sickness Jas. 5:15
Salvation from hell (Jn. 3:16-18 ; Mk. 16:16
Salvation from slavery (Jude 5)
Ref. Dks. pg. 2 New Testament letter K
Something that really bothers me as it should everyone , is the fact that we are not a nation that does much repenting , or asking for forgiveness , let lone seeking after God. But this un-repentant attitude and mockery towards God’s word, that I see everywhere , really scares me , for the bible says……
Noah preached for 100 years , and yet only 8 souls were saved. -Gen. 7:7 Men reached a point where they would no longer repent.
Gen. 19:14- Lot’s son’s in law think it’s a joke when Lot tries to warn them of the coming destruction. Sadly once again only a few people are saved , Lot and his two daughters. Gen. 19:15 (Lot’s wife perishes for disobedience . Gen. 19:26)
Next we have a couple scriptures showing what will take place during the tribulation period. Here we find God’s wrath being poured out , and yet we find man in an un-repentant state……
Rev. 9:20-21 - And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood; which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Rev. 9:8-11 -And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun, and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and *blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
* Blaspheme - to speak evil of , or to slander God
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness: and they gnawed their tongues for pain, and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and repented not of their deeds.
As always I strongly encourage you TO SEEK AFTER GOD! , humble that proud attitude that you wake up with every morning , and tell Jesus thank you for his gift of sacrificing his life to pay for our sins , giving us the chance to be back with the father, and to remain there for all of eternity.
You would think more people would be concerned with eternity. However my interactions with the human race, has left me sorrowful at heart. And why not?! ……has not God cried out to man kind since he created them? , has he not begged and pleaded for his children to simply love and obey him? Those of you who have children , does it not hurt you when your children are disobedient , especially when the disobedience has such dire consequences.
Such is the reason for this ministry. I see people going through life without any knowledge of God , his word or Kingdom. People who are hurting emotionally , financially, physically, and have no relationship with the God who has power over everything.
Another fact I like to express is how much God wants to have a relationship with each and every one of us.
These thoughts and sayings may sound comical to some , but to those of us who are convinced that the bible is the word of God Almighty………then I believe all these things, which means I also believe the scriptures that clearly tell us that God is going to judge this world.
* On a recent episode of the “Hal Lindsey Report” , Hal stated that in scripture, when a nation began to displease God ………usually a drought followed.
The United States is in one of the worse droughts on record it has seen in some time.
In an article posted by the Capital Weather Gang , written by ‘Jason Samenow’ , he reports that by the end of June 2012 , 56% of the Continental USA , was in some form of drought. This drought is similar to 1950’s in extent , pattern and intensity but not the duration.
Severe to extreme drought grew 10% from May to June.
Historically this is the 10th largest drought since 1895.
John 14:1-3 2 Thessalonians 2:1
1Corinthians 15:1-53 1Timothy 6:14
1Thessalonians 4:13 - 18 2 Timothy 4:1
Romans 8:19 Titus 2:13
1Corinthians 1:7-8 Hebrews 9:28
1Corinthians 16:22 James 5:7-9
Philippians 3:20-21 1Peter 1:7, 13
Colossians 3:4 1John 2:28 - 3:2
1Thessalonians 1:10 Jude 21
1Thessalonians 2:19 Revelation 2:25
1Thessalonians 5:9 Revelation 3:10
Rapture - 1Thess. 4:13-18 - But I would not have you to be ignorant , brethren , concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not , even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord , that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel , and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ will rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Now when we read the two previous passages of scriptures , there is no doubt that they are two totally different scenarios.
In the first passage ((the rapture) , we find believers, both those who were dead along with those presently alive being caught up. Christ meets both groups in the air.
Second Coming - Zechariah 14:1-4 - Behold the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Here are some documentaries you can check out for free on
* 2012 Dooms Day Predictions Happening Right Now.wmv
* Start of the end of world all predictions here
* Damascus Destroyed -Prophecy on Trunews with analyst Jim Haddock
* Damascus will be destroyed
* Destruction of Damascus Isaiah 17
The slaughter is so bad that the fowls of the air have a feast.
Second Coming - Jude 14-15 - And Enoch also the seventh from Adam , prophesied of these, saying, Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed , and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
Rapture - 1Thess. 5:9-11 - For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who died for us , that whether we wake or sleep , we should live together with him.
Wherefore comfort yourselves together , and edify one another , even as also ye do.
The Second Coming of Christ - Rev. 19:11-21 (The Battle of Armageddon) - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True , and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew , but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (Who else can this be but Jesus)
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written , King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice , saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
That they may eat the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
And I saw the beast , and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse and against his army.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast , and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
The Second Coming of Christ Scriptures
Daniel 2:44-45 Acts 1:9-11
Daniel 7:9-14 Acts 3:19-21
Daniel 12:1-3 1Thessalonians 3:13
Zechariah 14:1-15 2Thessalonians 1:6-10
Matthew 13:41 2Thessalonians 2:8
Matthew 24:15-31 2Peter 3:1-14
Matthew 26:64 Jude 14-15
Mark 13:14-27 Revelation 1:7
Mark 14:62 Revelation 19:11 - 20:6
Luke 21:25-28 Revelation 22:7 , 12 , 20
Now that we have these scriptures lets take a look at a few to see how they compare to one another. You should be able to clearly see that the Rapture scriptures differ greatly from the Second coming.
Daniel 12:4 - knowledge will increase in the last days.
There is not a person I know that can not say man’s knowledge has plunged forward at an incredible pace. In an article, “Chicago Transportation” in 1900, written by ‘Sean Omar’ , Lincoln Hall Middle School, Lincolnwood, IL. , he states that…..
In 1900 there were 50,000 horse drawn vehicles , 377 registered automobile , there were hardly any riding horses. The “EL” an electrified lightweight train , was a popular means of mass transit.
Now…..fast forward 69 years , on July 20 , 1969 we landed a man on the moon.
Let us not forget this age of , laptops, text messages, face book, emails, cell phones, my phones, your phones , I phones, I pads, my pads, your pads, knee pads…..did I miss any? I’m sure I did because I can not keep up with all this stuff!
I call my younger brother and sister in law , “The Techno Twins” , because every time they come to visit , they have some new device or gadget.
Daniel was right , man’s knowledge has increased….considerably.
Israel in End time prophecies
Dr. Tim Lahaye(co-author, “Left Behind” series) says that when we talk about end time prophecies we must consider Jerusalem and Israel because it’s the center of the earth.
The following scriptures all have to deal with prophecies concerning Israel and the Jewish people. This information was obtained from the study guide….”Christ in Prophecy” by Dr. Dave Reagan.
1) The world-wide re-gathering of the Jews in unbelief to the land of Israel. Isaiah 11:10-12 ; Isaiah 43:4-7; Jeremiah 16:14-15; Jeremiah 23:7-8; Jeremiah24:4-7; Jeremiah 30:1-3; Jeremiah 46:27; Ezekiel 11:16-17; Ezekiel 36:22-24: Ezekiel 37:1-12 , Amos 9:14-15.
2) The re-establishment of the state of Israel.
Isaiah 52:8-10; Isaiah 66:7-8 ; and Zechariah 12:1-3 , 63) The revival of the Hebrew languageZephaniah 3:9 (See also Jeremiah 31:23)
4) The reclamation of the land Isaiah 35:1-2 , 6-7; Isaiah 41:18-20; Isaiah 51:3; and Ezekiel 36:33-36. (These prophecies indicate that God always blesses the land when the Jews are in it - as he is doing today. The ultimate fulfillment of these prophecies will occur during the millennial reign of Jesus)
5) The re-occupation of Jerusalem. Isaiah 52:1-3; Zechariah 12:2-3, 6,9; Zechariah 14:1-2.
(see Luke 21:24)
6) The resurgence of Jewish military power
Isaiah 41:15 and Zechariah 12:6 , 8
7) The re-focusing of world politics upon the nation of Israel and the city of Jerusalem.
Zechariah 12:3 and Zechariah 14:1-2.
8) Israel surrounded by enemies.
a) A nation in the remote parts of the north Ezekiel 38b) Nations allied with the northern power.
b) Nations allied with the northern power.
c) The Arab Nations
Ezekiel 35:1 - 36:7
d) All the nations of the world.
d) All the nations of the world.
**Below…. A frightening scripture….
Isaiah 17:1 - The burden of Damascus, behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be an ruinous heap.
As we all know the country of Syria (Damscus is it’s capital) , is in utter turmoil. They are in a horrific civil war , and their president
“Bashar al- Assad has allowed his military to open up with full force on their civilian population.
What scares me even more is that Syria has a large cache of chemical and biological weapons. President Assad has said “that if one missile enters into his country he will set the middle east on fire within a few hours“!
Syria does not have nuclear weapons , but if they were to release some of those chemical or biological weapons into a country such as Israel , there is no doubt in my mind that the retaliation would scare everyone on the planet.
This is one prophecy we should all pay attention to. And as I said earlier , don’t just pay attention , you had best be “praying” attention.
Because when scenarios like the one I just mentioned , start to unfold…..it’s just like the old folks use to say ….”when trouble comes we are all going to see who has been praying , and who has been playing! How about you? Are praying or playing?
The rapture vs. the second coming
The Second Coming
is when Jesus Christ returns to this earth with his saints , all riding white horses. Then Jesus will stand on the Mount of Olives. (The rapture Jesus doesn’t come to the earth , he waits for us in the clouds)
As I said earlier there is a lot of information available concerning these two subjects. “Chuck Missler” has a lot of teachings online.
If you go to “you tube.com” , and type in his name you will be able to view them. The following information is from a twelve part study found on you tube called……. “Chuck Missler The Rapture “
is one of those ultra sensational concepts that many people simply cannot comprehend. The idea of dead Christians being raised up , and then given super-natural bodies, and then meeting Jesus up in the atmosphere , and then a second load of living Christians go through the same transformation , is just a bit too much for the average person.
Some may disagree , but I’ll say it again loud and clear….anything that you can think of……..God has power over it!
Luke 17:26-30 - Jesus says to his disciples…..
And as it was in the days of Noe(Noah) , so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought , they sold , they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the son of man is revealed. (the second coming)