'Understanding of Endtime Signs'
In order to be able to interpret or understand Endtime Signs and Prophecies, it is utmost that we identify the chronological order of Endtime Signs from our Lord's Endtime teachings.
We pray that this U-series will guide you from Scriptures how you will be able to understand and teach Endtime signs and prophecies by your submission to the Holy Spirit and your zealous dedication, research and meditation of His words.
Mat 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
When the disciples requested the Lord to teach them the signs of His coming, I believe that He taught the signs in chronological order. Below are some of the signs as taught by our Lord Jesus Christ for our knowledge and salvation.
1. False Christs - without God's anointing.
Mat 24:5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.
These are deceivers - man appointed or self proclaimed apostles, prophets and teachers. They teach distorted truth and heresies and prophesy lies for material gains (rich televangelists, pastors and leaders).
2. World War 3
Mat 24:6 "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."
Christians must not be troubled though the wars will be so intensive, destructive and deadly as though it is the end of the world (World War 3).
3. Persecution of Christians
Mat 24:9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake."
4. Gospel reaches all Mankind
Mat 24:14 "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come."
5. Antichrist in Temple of God
Mat 24:15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand),
The 'abomination of desolation' is the Antichrist in the book of Daniel and the holy place is the coming temple of God.
6. The Great Tribulation
Mat 24:22 "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be."
7. Great Heavenly Blackout
Mat 24:29-30 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
After the great tribulation will be the great heavenly blackout followed by the coming of our Lord for His saints at Rapture.
The signs of Jesus coming in Mat 24:4-30 is similar to that of Mark 13:5-27 and chronologically identical. This is our Lord's confirmation that the Endtime signs in Mat 24:4-31 is in chronological order.
Brethren, please memorize the above signs in the proper order for they will help you to recognize and expose false prophecies, wrong interpretations, lies and deceptions.