The Day of the Lord
Joel 2:28-31 “And it will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophecy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. And even on the male and female servants I will pour our My Spirit in those days. And I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire, and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.”
The Destruction Of Jerusalem/The antichrist
Matthew. 24:15, “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, let him who reads understand.” Luke says, Luke 21-20 “And when you see Jerusalem being surrounded by an army, then you know that her desolation is at hand.”
Revelation 3:12, Tells us, “…I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven.”
The great destruction of Jerusalem shall come that, “…Sin may have an end, iniquity may be abolished, and everlasting justice may be brought and vision and prophecy may be for-filled and the saints of saints may be anointed…” Daniel 9:24. The destruction will take place in the latter days, “But I come to teach you what things shall befall thy people in the latter days.” Daniel 10:14.
Daniel 11:36-37 “A king who will do according to his own will. He will make no account of the God of his fathers: And he shall follow the lust of woman. And he shall not regard any gods. But he will worship the god, Maozim,” (the god of forces).
Luke 21:20, “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by an army, then you know that her desolation is at hand.” (This could easily mean the army of the god called Maozim, the god of forces.)
Matt. 24:16-24 “Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let him who is on the house top not go down to take anything from his house; and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. But woe to those who are with child, or have infants at the breast in those days. But pray that your flight may not be in winter, or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation such has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor will be. And unless those days have been shortened, no living creature would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days have been shortened. Then if anyone says to you behold here is the Christ, or there he is, do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophet’s will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible the elect.”
That we may know these wolves when they come, let us understand what to look for.
Deuternomy 13:1-4, “If a prophet arises… and tells you of signs or wonders and if the signs and wonders take place, and he says, ‘Let us follow other gods which you have not known and let us worship them.’ You must not listen to the words of that prophet… The Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love Him with all your heart, and with all your soul. It is the Lord your God you must follow…”
Deuternomy 13:6-7 “If your very own brother, or son or daughter, or the wife that you love, or you closest friend secretly entices you saying, ‘Let us go and worship other gods,‘ gods that neither you or your fathers have known, gods of the people around you whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other, do not yield to him or listen to him...”
2 Thess. 2:9, “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the works of Satan, displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs, and wonders...”
Revelation 13:13-15, “And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men, because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image of the beast for honor. Who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.” Verses 16-18, brings us to the prophecy in which all are forced to receive the mark of the beast, for without the mark no one will be able to buy or sell.
Matt. 24:25-28, “Behold I have told it to you before hand. So if anyone says there he is in the desert, do not go, or here he is in the inner room, do not believe it. For as lighting comes from east to west, so will be the coming of the Son of man, (Jesus). Wherever there is a carcass, there the eagles will be gathered.”
Luke 17:24, “For the son of man in His day will be like lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other,” This is how Jesus will come.
Matt. 24:29, “The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light, the rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.” I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless,”
Isaiah 13:11. “Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the Lord Almighty, in the day of his burning anger,”.
Joel 2:10, “Before them the earth shakes, the sky trembles, the sun and the moon are darkened and the stars no longer shine.”
Revelation 9:2-3, “When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke of a gigantic furnace. The sun and the sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss, and out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth…”
Joel 1:4-6, “What the locust swarm has left, the great locusts have eaten; what the great locusts have left the young locusts have eaten; what the young locusts have left other locusts have eaten. Wake up you drunkards and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine; wail because of the new wine, (Jesus) for it has been snatched from your lips. A nation has invaded my land, powerful and without number, it has the teeth of a lion, and fangs of a lioness.” The destruction of Jerusalem.
Revelation 9:2-3, Again tells us of the opening of the Abyss in which smoke arises causing the sun and the stars to be darkened and from the smoke locusts came down upon the earth. The fact that the sun was shining tells us that the Abyss was opened in the daylight. Yet the stars are darkened as well. Which tells us that the darkness continues into the night. From the Abyss shall come the locusts.”
Joel 2: “Blow the trumpet in Zion, (Jerusalem) sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the great day of the Lord is coming it is close at hand. A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountain a large and mighty army, such as never was of old, nor ever will be in ages to come. Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste, nothing escapes them. They have the appearance of horses; they shall run like horsemen. With noise like that of chariots they leap over mountaintops, like crackling fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army drawn up for battle. At the sight of them nations are in anguish; every face turns pale.
They shall charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They march in line, not swerving from their course. They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defenses without breaking rank. They rush upon the city; They run along the walls. They climb into the houses; like thieves through the windows. Before them the earth shakes, the sky trembles, the sun and the moon are darkened and the stars no longer shine.”
The Second Coming
1 THESS.4:13 – 5:11 The Coming of the Lord
13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage each other with these words
1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”
The Last Judgement
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1″At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6″At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7″Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9″ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10″But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11″Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said. ‘Open the door for us!’
12″But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’
13″Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
The Sheep and the Goats
31″When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34″Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37″Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40″The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
41″Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44″They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45″He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46″Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
2 PETER 3:1-13
“1 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.
3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.”
OTHER PROPHECIES IN SCRIPTURE:
Daniel 10:21 (Douay Rheims version)
“But I will tell thee what is set down in the scripture of truth: and none is my helper in all these things, but Michael your prince.”
(USCCB – U .S. Conference of Catholic Bishops)
“ but I shall tell you what is written in the book of truth. No one supports me against these except Michael, your prince,”
“And it will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophecy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. And even on the male and female servants I will pour our My Spirit in those days. And I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire, and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.”