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Signs of the Lord Jesus Christ's Second Coming
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Thursday, 03 January 2013 03:27

Signs of the Lord Jesus
Christ’s Second Coming
 

 

 

God’s Guidance in the End Time is given

through the Words of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psm. 119:105)

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God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;” (Heb. 1:1-2)

 

Signs of the End Time

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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?" (Mt. 24:3)

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The Lord Jesus Christ then gave a long list of signs that precede His Second Coming that can help Christians to prepare for themselves at the End Time.

 

 

 

List of Signs of the End Time

 

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Deception by false Christs (Mt. 24:4-5)

 

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Wars and rumors of war” (Mt. 24:6)

 

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Nations against nation and kingdom against kingdom” (Mt. 24:7)

 

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And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” (Mt. 24:7)

 

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All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Mt. 24:8)

 

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"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.” (Mt. 24:9)

 

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And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.” (Mt. 24:10)

 

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Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.” (Mt. 24:11)

 

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And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (Mt. 24:12)

 

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But he who endures to the end shall be saved.(Mt. 24:13)

 

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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.” (Mt. 24:14)

 

 

The Abomination of Desolation

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"Therefore when you see the "abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand),” (Mt. 24:15)

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The Greek βδέλυγμα bdelygma τῆς of ἐρήμωσις erēmōsis translated into English as The Abomination of Desolation” that is mentioned in Daniel 11:31 refers to the defiling of God’s temple.

 

 

The New Testament Temple of God

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In the Old Testament the Temple of God refers to the complex of religious buildings in Jerusalem where the Jews worshiped and offered sacrifices to God.

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The Lord Jesus Christ refers to His Body as the Temple of God (Jn. 2:19-21). In the New Testament the Christian’s body is the spiritual Temple of God (1 Cor. 6:19).

 

 

Defiling God’s Spiritual Temple

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Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” (1 Cor. 3:16-17)

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Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Cor. 6:18-19)

 

 

Homosexuality is an Abomination to God

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You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” (Lev. 18:22)

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If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” (Lev. 20:13)

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God destroys not only those that practice homosexuality, but also those who approve and support it. (Rom. 1:26-32)

 


Why Homosexuality is called

the Abomination of Desolation

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The word Desolation” means deserted, uninhabited and also barreness.

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God hates homosexuality so He utterly destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah that became desolate, a punishment for cities filled with homosexuals in future generations (Jude. 1:7)

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Same sex marriage can never produce children therefore it is an abomination of desolation.

 

 

Why Abortion is called the Abomination of Desolation

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Life begins at the moment of conception in the mother’s womb (Psm. 139:13-16). Abortion is shedding the innocent blood of infants before birth. It is self-inflicted barrenness.

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Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths.” (Isa. 59:7)

 

 

Jesus instructed the Believers to evacuate

when the Abomination of Desolation occurs

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"Therefore when you see the "abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand), "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. . . And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.(Mt. 24:15-20)



The Abomination of Desolation signals

the Beginning of the Great Tribulation

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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. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.” (Mt. 24:21-22)



Three Major Views of the Great Tribulation

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PreteristThe Great Tribulation had already occurred in 70 A.D. when the Roman army destroyed Jerusalem and the temple. Christians have no need to worry about it.

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Pre-tribulationistJesus returns to take Christians to Heaven before the Great Tribulation. No need to prepare.

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Post-tribulationist - Jesus clearly indicated He will return after the Great Tribulation (Mt. 24:29-31). Christians should prepare themselves for the adversity ahead of time.



Revelation of the Antichrist before the

Lord Jesus Christ’s Second Coming

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Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (2 Thes. 2:3-4)

 

                    Islamic Dome of the Rock has been built

                    on the Same Site of the Former Temple

 

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This is King Herod's temple in Jerusalem that would be destroyed as prophesied by the Lord Jesus Christ.  This temple was destroyed by the Roman General Titus' army in 70 AD.

 

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In 673 AD the Muslims captured Jerusalem and they built their shrine called “Dome of the Rock” on the same location as the  previous Temple. 

Islam's Allah now sits in the Temple of God  

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Inside the Islamic Dome of the Rock located on the former Temple site in Jerusalem are several inscriptions in Arabic  there is no god but Allah alone, and Muhammed is Allah’s messenger”.


The Antichrist is a Muslim who

disguises himself as a Christian

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The Islamic Allah has replaced the Judeo/Christian God in the Temple, and Muhammed has replaced Jesus in Pre-eminence. Islam denies Jesus is the Son of God.

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"Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” (Rev. 13:11) The “beast” is the Antichrist. The lamb” symbolizes a weak Christian. “Spoke like a dragon” means the Antichrist spoke lies like Satan to deceive the world (Rev. 12:9; Jn. 8:44). The Antichrist is a Muslim who disguises himself as a Christian.


The Antichrist opposes God’s Laws

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The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,(2 Thes. 2:9)

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And He (Jesus) answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning "made them male and female,” (Mt. 19:4-6) God’s law of marriage for mankind is between a man and a woman.

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The Antichrist promotes same sex marriage and abortion.

 

 

True Christians will be taken to a Place of Refuge during the Great Tribulation

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Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.  But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.”(Rev. 12:13-14)

 


Watch and Pray to Overcome the Great Tribulation and get to Heaven

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Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." (Lk. 21:36)

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And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Rev. 7:14)


 

 

 

This Article is based on the Sermon preached by Paul Wong
to a Congregation in Houston, Texas on December 8, 2012.

Paul Wong is a Christian minister and the President of ARK International.

His ministry also serves as an architectural service company in Houston.
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