NEW TESTAMENT PROPHECY

(40 - 110 AD)

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     This is a brief survey, a few bits and pieces, which are either new or important to the end of the age prophetic picture. (Parentheses are my comments, quotes are from KJV.)

 

Matthew 24:7-8        For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom
                                 against kingdom and there shall be famine pestilences and
                                 earthquakes in divers places All these are but the
                                 beginnings of sorrows.

 

Matthew. 24:12        The love of many will wax cold, because iniquity
                                 shall abound.

 

Matthew. 24:14        And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached
                                 to all the world. (Note that this is different from the
                                 gospel about Christ)

 

Matthew. 24:22         For the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened,
                                 otherwise there should be no flesh saved.

 

Matthew. 24:24        There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
                                and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch
                                 that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very
                                 elect. (However they shall be so well informed that
                                 this is not possible.)

 

Matthew. 24:29        Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall
                                the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her
                                light, and the stars shall fall from heaven…

 

Matthew. 24:30        The sign of the Son of man coming in the clouds of
                                heaven with power and great glory.

 

Romans 11:1-27      Paul relates a long parable about a symbolic olive
                                tree (original Israel) which loses some of its branches
                                (unbelieving Jews and Israelites). In place of these
                                lost branches, branches from a wild olive tree (gentile
                                Christians) are grafted on to the original olive tree. At
                                the end (of the messianic period) the original branches
                                that have broken off (Jews, Judah) are grafted back in
                                through mercy and restoration. This will happen when
                                the "fullness of the Gentiles be come in." (The age of
                                the "Gentile Christians" will be approximately 2000 years
                                long, as was the age of "Jews" before them.)

 

     Each (Christianity and Judaism) has had its chance. Each will have confronted its failures. Each will be reunited one to the other with mercy over all.

 

Galatians 6:4-5         Let every man prove his own work…
                                For every man shall bear his own burden.

 

Galatians 6:6             Let him that is taught in the word communicate
                                unto him (God) that teaches in all good things.

 

Notice the direct Father to son relationship emphasized in Galatians 6:6.

 

Galatians 6:7             Be not deceived; for God is not mocked: for
                                whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap

Ephesians 6:12         For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, bu
                                against principalities, against powers, against
                                the rulers of darkness of this world…(the Power Elite)

 

Ephesians 6:13         Wherefore take unto you the full armour of
                                God, that ye may withstand the evil day.

 

Ephesians 6:14         Girt your loins about with truth, and have
                                on the breast plate of righteousness…

 

Ephesians 6:15         And your feet shod with the preparation
                                of the gospel of peace.

 

Ephesians 6:16         and above all, take the Shield of Faith…

 

Ephesians 6:17         the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.

 

I Thessalonians 5:2      …the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night.

 

I Thessalonians 5:8      But let us who are of the day, be sober.

 

I Thessalonians 5:14    Warn them that are unruly, comfort the
                                   feeble minded, support the weak, be
                                   patient toward all men.

 

I Thessalonians 5:15    See that none render evil for evil.

 

I Thessalonians 5:21    Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

 

II Thessalonians 2:3     Let no man deceive you by any means:
                                   For that day shall not come unless there
                                   come a falling away (from God) first, and
                                   that the man of sin be revealed. (Antichrist)

 

II Thessalonians 2:9     Even him, whose coming is after the work
                                   of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.

 

II Timothy 3:2             Men shall be lovers of selves, covetous,
                                   boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient
                                   to parents, unthankful, unholy,

 

II Timothy 3:3             Without natural affection, truce-breakers,
                                   false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers
                                   of those that are good.

 

II Timothy 3:4              …lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.

 

II Timothy 3:5             Having a form of godliness, but denying the
                                   power thereof

 

II Timothy 3:6             …this sort are they which creep into houses and
                                   lead captive silly women laden with sins.

 

II Timothy 3:7             Ever learning, and never able to come to the
                                  knowledge of the truth.

 

II Timothy 3:13           Seducers shall become worse and worse, deceiving
                                  and being deceived.

 

II Timothy 4:4             They shall turn their ears away, away from
                                   truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

 

II Peter 3:3                 There shall come in those days scoffers,
                                   walking after their own lusts.

 

     This concludes our brief survey of New Testament prophecy. The Revelation to John has been discussed elsewhere throughout this book.

 

 

Emily-Dickinson

 

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