End Times Primer, Part 1

Why Study End Times?

  • To see Jesus (Rev. 1:1; 1-3; 19:10)
  • To discern His Church (Rev. 1:20)
  • To purify and strengthen God’s people (1 John 3:2-3; Rev. 1:3)
  • God says a lot about it (Dan; Zech; Matt. 24-25; Rev [“final exam”])

4 End Times Viewpoints

  1. Futurism – fulfilled in Israel, immediately preceding Christ’s return
  2. Preterism – fulfilled in AD 70 temple destruction
  3. Historicism – fulfilled in entirety of church age; “amillennial” 
  4. Idealism/Spiritualism – gives general principles; not time-space

Daniel — Matthew 24 — Revelation

  • Dan. 9:27 (11:31; 12:11) & Matt. 24:15 – “abomination of desolation”
  • Daniel = Part 1; Revelation = Part 2
    • Face (Dan. 10:6; Rev. 1:14) // Fire eyes (Dan. 10:6; Rev. 1:14) // Bronze feet (Dan. 10:6; Rev. 1:15) // Voice (Dan. 10:6; Rev. 1:15; 17:15) // Falls (Dan. 10:8-9; Rev. 1:17) // Touches (Dan. 10:10; Rev. 1:17) // Don’t Fear (Dan. 10:12; Rev. 1:17) // Son of Man (Dan. 10:16; Rev. 1:13) // Scroll (Dan. 12:4, 9; Rev. 5:4-5)

Daniel Overview

  • Dan. 1; 3; 5-6 = historical (during 70 years of Babylonian captivity)
  • Dan. 2 & 7 = (1) Babylon, (2) Medo-Persia, (3) Greece, (4) Rome, (5) God (versus Antichrist)
    • Dan. 4 = Babylon
    • Dan. 8; 10-11 = Medo-Persia
    • Dan. 8; 10-11 = Greece
    • Dan. 9 (and 12) = Kingdom of God (versus Antichrist)

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