Why did Yeshua the Messiah teach about the endtime if we are not supposed to be aware of it? Some of these events have been happening all along, but they are increasing and intensifying.
This was a double prophecy that Christ spoke in Matthew 24. For example, believers fled in 70AD when Jerusalem was burnt under Titus but they will flee again in the endtime!
There are many, many double prophecies in the Scriptures. It established the prophet as a valid prophet, but then there was something that hadn’t happened yet because it was way, way in the future. So the LORD has not YET returned! But He will!
This is His prophecy in Matthew 24 (purple) with notes from the Book of Revelation (red) and other Scriptures (green).
MATT 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?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
First Seal: The Conqueror
REV 6:1 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals …. 2And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
Islam was founded in 7th Century AD. Mohammad had a white horse to imitate Christ who will come on a white horse. Islam has been going forth to conquer almost from the start.
MATT 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. [WW1 & WW2 and rumors?] See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Second Seal: Conflict on Earth
REV 6:3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
Red Communism was founded in 19th century AD.
MATT 24:7a For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines…
This is happening now and will likely get worse. Anybody notice the gas prices?
Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth
REV 6:5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”
MATT 24:7b pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. [birth pains in many versions]
Pestilence: this manufactured flu that has many in a quandary.
Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth
REV 6:7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
Could it be that the millions of deaths from the Nazis and Communism could be entered into this? This prophecy probably doesn’t happen all at once! People are dying from the beasts of the earth (pestilence) even now. So this will increase.
MATT 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. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
This has started and will intensify.
Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
REV 6:9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.
MATT 24:11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
This is happening now. Lawlessness is rampant!
MATT 24:13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 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.
We are getting really close! There are 6000 years that Satan has control on earth and then the triumphant reign of Christ for a Millennium. This would be a total of 7000 years.
The Great Tribulation
MATT 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),
This is about 3.5 years till the LORD returns!
2 THES 2:3 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, 4 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.
MATT 24:16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 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. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
Where will they flee to? The Israelis are surrounded by Islamic nations but there are many Christians there. Also, they shall flee to Petra, a city built in the stone mountains.
MATT 24:23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
When Yeshua the Messiah returns, it will be the event of all time! He is coming on clouds with His saints! So do NOT be deceived. Christ won’t be in the desert or an inner room! The antichrist wants to deceive people but you must know these Scriptures!
These are types of false messiahs for whom unbelievers are waiting:
- Mahdi from Islam.
- Maitreya from Hinduism, Buddhism and also Theosophy.
- this “fake Mary”, the apparition who is a fallen angel – and maybe satan himself who desires worship.
- “Aliens” – also, fallen angels that will supposedly save the world from it’s own demise.
However, Yeshua the Messiah is the only true Creator and Savior of mankind who can deliver one from sin and the wrath of God.
MATT 24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
This is a reference to the Armagedon battle.
REV 19:17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”
The Coming of the Son of Man
MATT 24:29 “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.
Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances
REV 6:12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
MATT 24:30 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. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1COR 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Please see also an article about Matthew 25 that is about the endtime.
See a comparison of Scripture on the Trumpet & Bowl Judgments.
All Scriptures are from the New King James Version unless noted.