BOOK TWO Prophesy and References

 

CHAPTER FORTY-THREE

Bible Prophesy Outline

1.  Satan before the Earth was created

2.  Loss of faith and false prophets

3.  Great Chastisement

4.  Great Monarch and Angelic Pope

5.  Period of Peace

6.  Antichrist

7.  Two Witnesses

8.  End of the World

9. New Heaven – Earth

1, Satan before the Earth was created 

Luke 10: 18. And he said to them: I saw Satan as lightning falling from heaven.

Isaias 14:12-15. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, who didst rise in the morning? How art thou fallen to the earth, which didst wound the nations? And thou said in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will sit in the mountain of the covenant, in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the height of the clouds; I will be like the most High. But yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, into the depth of the pit.

Apocalypse 12:7-12. And there was a great battle in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought, and his angels. And they prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduced the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death. Therefore, rejoice O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.

John 8:44. You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

2. Loss of Faith and False Prophets

1 - Timothy 4:1. Now the Spirit manifestly said that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils.

2 Timothy 4: 3-4. For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15. For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no wonder: for Satan transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers be transformed as the ministers of justice, whose end shall be according to their works.

Hebrews 13: 8-9. Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever. Be not led away with various and strange doctrines.

2 Peter 2:1. But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers who shall bring in sects of perdition and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Timothy 1:13-14. Hold the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me: in faith and in the love which is in Christ Jesus. Keep the good thing committed to thy trust by the Holy Ghost who dwells in us.

Luke 10: 16. He that hears you hears me: and he that despises you despises me: and he that despises me despises him that sent me.

1 Corinthians 8: 2. And if any man thinks that he knows any thing, he hath not yet known as he ought to know.

Galatians 1: 9. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preaches to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.

1 Corinthians 2: 16. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Timothy 6: 3-4. If any man teaches otherwise and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions.

John 8: 31-32. Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free.

Luke 6: 39. Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both fall into the ditch?

1 Timothy 2: 3-4. God our Savior, who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth!

Colossians 1:18. And he is the head of the body, the church.

2 Corinthians 11:2. For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Ephesians 5: 25-27. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and delivered himself up for it: that he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life: that he might present it to himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Matthew 12: 30. He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathers not with me, scatters.

2 Corinthians 1: 9. But we had in ourselves the answer of death, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead.

Proverbs 28: 26. He that trusts in his own heart, is a fool.

1 Corinthians 4: 3-4. But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you or by man's day. But neither do I judge my own self. For I am not conscious to myself of anything. Yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord.

Wisdom 9: 14-17. For the thoughts of mortal men are fearful, and our counsels uncertain. For the corruptible body is a load upon the soul, and the earthly habitation presseth down the mind that museth upon many things. And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth: and with labour do we find the things that are before us. But the things that are in heaven, who shall search out? And who shall know thy thought, except thou give wisdom, and send thy Holy Spirit from above.

Proverbs 3: 7. Be not wise in thy own conceit: fear God, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 26: 12. Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? There shall be more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 14: 12. There is a way which seems just to a man: but the ends thereof lead to death.

Proverbs 16: 25. There is a way that seems to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.

John 16: 2. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever kills you will think that he doth a service to God.

Luke 10:21. In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight.

Proverbs 12: 15. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.

Proverbs 16: 5. Every proud man is an abomination to the Lord: though hand should be joined to hand, he is not innocent.

1 Peter 5: 5. God resists the proud, but to the humble he gives grace.

2 Timothy 3: 7. Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.

John 7:17. If any man will do the will of him, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Ephesians 4:18. Having their understanding darkened: being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.

Mark 4:11-12. And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

1 Corinthians 2:14. But the sensual man perceives not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.

2 Peter 3:3-7. Knowing this first: That in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts, saying: Where is his promise or his coming? For since the time that the fathers slept, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they are willfully ignorant of: That the heavens were before, and the earth out of water and through water, consisting by the word of God: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and perdition of the ungodly men.

2 Corinthians 4: 3-4. And if our gospel be also hidden: it is hidden to those who perish. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine into them.

John 10: 25-28. Jesus answered them: I speak to you, and you believe not: the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me. But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me. And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of my hand.

John 8:47. He that is of God hears the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.

Romans 6: 17. But thanks be to God, that you were the servants of sin but have obeyed from the heart unto that form of doctrine into which you have been delivered.

John 12: 48. He that despises me and receives not my words hath one that judged him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Acts 7: 51.  You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also.

Mark 3: 28-29. Amen I say to you that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and the blasphemies wherewith they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, shall never have forgiveness, but shall be guilty of an everlasting sin.

Matthew 12: 31. Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

1 Corinthians 1: 17-21, 25. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void. For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness; but to them who are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God: it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For that (which appears foolish of God), is wiser than men; and that (which appears weakness of God), is stronger than men.

Ephesians 6:12. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

Ephesians 6:17. And take unto you the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).

2 Corinthians 10: 4-5. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to God, unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels, and every height that exalts itself against the knowledge of God: and bringing into captivity every understanding unto the obedience of Christ.

Hebrews 4: 12. For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

1 John 4: 1-6. Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this is the spirit of God known: every spirit which confessed Jesus Christ to have come into the flesh, is of God: and every spirit, that dissolved Jesus is not of God, and this is antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh, and he is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome him, because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, and the world hears them. We are of God. He that knows God, hears us: He that is not of God, hears us not: by this we know the Spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

2 John 1: 7. For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist.

1 John 2: 22-23. Who is a liar, but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son. Whosoever denies the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesses the Son hath the Father also.

1 John 2: 18. Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour.

1 John 4: 6. We are of God. He that knows God hears us. He that is not of God hears us not. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 5: 10. He that believeth in the Son of God hath the testimony of God in himself. He that believeth not the Son makes him a liar: because he believeth not in the testimony which God hath testified of his Son.

Galatians 1:8-9. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preaches to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.

Wisdom 8:1. She reaches, therefore, from end to end mightily, and orders all things sweetly.

Matthew 7:16-18. By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit, and the evil tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.

Galatians 5:18-23. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects, envies, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like. Of that which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God. But the fruits of the Spirit are  charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continence, chastity. Against such there is no law.

Isaiah 30:8-12 “In the later days … children will not hear the law of God … take away from me the way …”

Matthew 24:4-5, 9-12, 23-26; I Timothy 4:1-4; II Timothy 4:3-4; II Timothy 3:1-6; II Timothy 3:12-13; II Peter 3:3; Jude 14-19

4. Great Chastisement

Isaiah 24:1  “Behold the Lord shall lay waste the earth, and shall strip it … 24:3  With desolation shall the earth be laid waste, and it shall be utterly spoiled, for the Lord has spoken it. … 24:5 and the earth is infected by the inhabitants thereof because they have transgressed the laws.  They have changed the ordinance.  They have broken the everlasting covenant. …

Isaiah 24:6 “Therefore will a curse devour the earth, and the inhabitances thereof will sin, and therefore they that dwell therein will be mad, and few men will be left.”

Isaiah 24:13 … if a few olives remain should be shaken out of the olive tree or grapes when the vintage is ended, 24:14 these shall lift up their voice and shall give praise when the Lord shall be glorified.  They shall make a joyful noise from the sea. … 24:23 and the moon will blush and the sun will be ashamed.”

Isaiah 2:2  “And in the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be prepared on the top of mountains and it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will flow unto it.” 

Isaiah 2:4  “And he shall judge the Gentiles and rebuke many people, and they shall turn their swords into ploughshares and their spears into sickles, nations shall not lift up sword against nations, neither shall they be exercised any more to war.”

Isaiah 24:5-22  “To them that come from a country far off, from the end of heaven, the Lord and the instruments of his wrath, to destroy the whole land.

“How! Ye, for the day of the Lord, is near, it will come as a destruction from the Lord.  Therefore, will all hands be faint, and every heart of man shall melt and will be broken.  Griping and pains will take hold of them and they will be in pain as a woman in labor.  Everyone will be amazed at his neighbor; their continuances will be as face burnt. 

“Behold, the day of the Lord will come, a cruel day, and full of indignation and of wrath and fury to lay the land desolate and to destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

For the stars of heaven and their brightness will not display their light, and the sun will be darkened in its rising, and the moon will not shine with its light.

“I will visit the evils of the world, and against the wicked for their iniquity: and I will make the pride of infidels to cease, and will bring down the arrogances of the mighty.

“A man will be more precious than gold, yea a man than the finest of gold. For this I will trouble the heaven and the earth will be moved out of her place, for the indignation of the Lord of hosts, and for the day of his fierce wrath.

“And they will be a doe fleeing away and a sheep and there will be none to gather them together, everyman will flee to his own land.  Everyone that will be found will be slain and everyone that will come to their aid will fall by the sword.  Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes, their houses will be pillaged and their wives will be ravished.

“Behold I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not seek silver nor desire gold.  By will their arrows they will kill the children and will have no pity upon the sucklings of the womb and their eyes will not spare the sons.

“And that Babylon, glorious among kingdoms, the famous pride of the Chaldeans, will be even as the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.  It will be more inhabited forever and it will not be found from generation to generation neither will Arabian pitch his tents there, nor will shepherds rest there.

“But wild beasts will rest there and their houses will be filled with serpents and ostriches will well there and the hairy ones will dance there and owls will answer one another there in the houses thereof and sirens in the temples of pleasure.”                                                                                                                              

Isaiah 34:2-3 “For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations and his fury upon all their armies.  He has killed them and delivered them to slaughter.  Their slain shall be cast forth and out of their carcasses shall raise a stink; the mountains shall be melted with their blood.”

Ezekiel 38:5-8  “The Persians, Ethiopians and Libyans with them, all with shields and helmets.  Gomer and all his bands, the house of Thogorma, the northern parts and all his strength and many peoples with him. … After many days you shall be visited at the end of years and you shall come to the land that has returned from the sword and is gathered out of many nations to the mountains of Israel which have been continually waste, but it has been brought forth out of the nations and they shall all of them dwell securely in it. 

Ezekiel 38:21 “And I will call in the sword against him in all my mountains, said the Lord God, every man’s sword shall be pointed against his brother.”

Ezekiel 38:22  “And I will judge him with pestilence, and with blood and with violent rain and vast hailstones.  I will rain fire and brimstone upon him and upon his army and upon the many nations that are with him.”

Ezekiel 39:9 “And the inhabitants shall go forth of the cities of Israel, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, the shields, and the spears, the bows and the arrows, and handstaves and the pikes, and they shall burn them with fire seven years.”

Ezekiel 39:11-12  “There shall they bury Gog and all his multitude and it shall be called the valley of the multitude of Gog.  And the house of Israel shall bury them for seven months to cleanse the land.”

Ezekiel 39:14-15  “And they shall appoint men to go continually about the land to bury and to seek out them that were remaining upon the face of the earth, that they may cleanse it and after seven mouths they shall begin to seek.”

Ezekiel 39:15  “And they shall go about passing through the land and when they shall see the bone of a man, they shall set up a sign by it till the buriers bury it in the valley of Gog.”

Ezekiel 39:21  “And I will set my glory among the nations and all nations shall see my judgment that I have executed and my hand that I have laid upon it.”

Zec 5:1  Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a
flying roll.

Zec 5:2  And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a
flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten
cubits.

Zec 5:3  Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that steals shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that swears shall be cut off as on that side according to it.

Zech 5:6:  "And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephod that goes forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth."

Zech 6:12-13a  "And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying,  Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne..."

Rev 7:2-3  “Then I saw another angel ascend from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, ‘Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God upon their Foreheads.

Rev 7:9  “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands....”

Rev 8:1-2  “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.”

Rev 8:7 “The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.”

Rev 8:8-9 “The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.”

Rev 8:10-11 “The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water.  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became Wormwood and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter.”

Rev 8:12 “The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light was darkened; a third of the day was kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.”

Rev 9:3-4  “Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth; they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads....”

Rev 9:15 “So the four angels were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third of mankind.”

Rev 9:20-21  The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either see or hear or walk; nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their immorality or their thefts.”

Rev 19: 11-16   And I saw heaven opened: and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true: and with justice doth he judge and fight. And his eyes were as a flame of fire: and on his head were many diadems. And he had a name written, which no man knows but himself. And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood. And his name is called: THE WORD OF GOD. And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Wisdom 17:4-5 “For neither did the cave which enclosed them preserve them from fear, because descending noises disturbed them, and the sorrowful persons appearing to them intensified their fear. And, indeed, even fire had no strength to provide them light, nor could the clear flames of the stars illuminate that horrible night.”

Wisdom 17:6-8  “Yet there appeared to them a sudden fire, filled with fear; and, having been struck with the fear of that face which is unseen, they considered those things which they did see to be worse, and, having been ridiculed, the illusions were removed from their arts along with their contemptuous rebuke of glorious wisdom. Indeed, those who promised to drive away fears and disturbances from a languishing soul, though they were filled with derision, were themselves languishing in fear.”

Wisdom 17:9-10 “And, even if nothing unnatural disturbed them, yet being agitated by the passing of animals and the hissing of snakes, they died of fear, denying what they themselves saw even in the air, which no one thinks to be able to escape. For, while there may be apprehension with wickedness, it gives testimony to condemnation, for a troubled conscience always forecasts harshness.”

Wisdom 17:11-12  “For fear is nothing else but unfaithfulness to thinking helpful things.  And, while expectation is driven from within, the cause of this is supposing that one is great in knowledge, and as a result, conflict excels.”

Wisdom 17:13-15 “Yet those who were truly powerless that night, being overcome by both the vilest and the deepest hell, were sleeping the same sleep, sometimes stirred up by the fear of unnatural things, other times sinking down in disgrace of soul, for a sudden and unexpected fear overcame them. Then, if any among them had fallen away, he was kept in a prison without bars which had been left open.”

Wisdom 17:16  “For if a farmer, or a shepherd, or a worker in a field of labor were suddenly overcome, he endured an inescapable necessity.”

 Wisdom 17:19-20  “For the whole world was enlightened with a clear light, and none were being hindered in their labors. But then, the heavy night was placed over the sun for them, an image of that darkness which was about to overcome them. Yet they were more grievous to themselves than was the darkness.”

5. Great Monarch and Angelic Pope

Rev 10:1-6  “And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven clothed with a cloud and a rainbow on his head and his face was as the sun and his feet as pillars of fire.

“And he had in his hand the little book open, and he set his right foot upon the sea and his left foot upon the earth.

And he cried with a loud voice as when a lion roars. And when he cried the seven thunders uttered their voices.  And when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, ‘Seal up the things which the seven thunders have spoken and write them not.

And the angel, whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth, lifted up his hand to heaven and he swore but him that lives for ever and ever, who created heaven and the things which are therein and the earth and the things which are in it, and the sea and the things which are therein: 

That time shall be no longer, but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound the trumpet the mystery of God shall be finished as he has declared by his servants the prophets.”

Daniel 7:7  “A fourth beast, terrible and wonderful and exceedingly strong, it had great iron teeth, eating and breaking in pieces and treading down the rest with its feet, and it was unlike to the other beasts which I had seen before it, and it had ten horns.”

Daniel 7:23  “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be greater that all the kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth and shall tread it down and break it in pieces.  And the ten horns of the same kingdom shall be ten kings and another shall rise up after them.”

Zech 12:1-2  “Thus says the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: ‘Lo, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the peoples round about; it will be against Judah; and also in the siege against Jerusalem.”

Zech 12:5  “Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, “The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the LORD of hosts, their God.”

Zech 12:3  “On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will grievously hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will come together against it.

Zech 12:4  “On that day, says the LORD, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But upon the house of Judah I will open my eyes, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.

Zech 12:7 “And the LORD will give victory to the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not be exalted over that of Judah.”

Zech 12:9  And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

Zech 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of compassion and supplication, so that, when they look on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.”

Zech 13:1 “On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.”

Zech 13:2 “And on that day, says the LORD of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more; and also I will remove from the land the prophets and the unclean spirit.”

Zech 13:4 “On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; he will not put on a hairy mantle to deceive....”

 Zech 23:2 “And if one asks him, “What are these wounds on your back?”  He will say, The wounds I received in the house of my friends.”  

 Zech 13:8.9 “In the whole land, says the LORD, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive. And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested.”

Joel 3:9-12  “Proclaim you this among the nations, prepare for war, rouse up the strong, let them come, let all the men of war come up.  Cut your ploughshares into swords and your spades into spears.  Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ Break forth and come, all you nations from round about and gather yourselves together.  There will the Lord cause all the strong ones to fall down.  Let them arise, and let the nations come … Nations, nations in the valley of destruction, for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of destruction.  The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shinning.”

6. Period of Peace

Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Acts 1:6-7  “Lord, will you now restore the kingdom of Jerusalem?  But He said to them: ‘It is not for you to know the time or the moments which the Father has put in His own power.”

2 Machabees 2:4-8  “(Jeremiah), the prophet, being warned by God, commanded that the tabernacle and the Ark should accompany him, till he came forth to the mountain where Moses went up, and saw the inheritance of God.  … And when Jeremiah came there he found a hollow cave and he carried in the tabernacle and the Ark and the altar of incense and so stopped up the door.  Then some of them that followed him, came up to mark the place but they could not find it.  And when Jeremiah perceived it, he blamed them saying,

The place will be unknown till God gather together the congregation of the people, and receive them to mercy.  And when the Lord will show these things and the majesty of the Lord will appear and there will be a cloud as it was also shown to Moses and as he showed to Solomon, when he prayed that the place might be sanctified to the great God.”

7. The Antichrist

First Resurrection – Good Saturday 33 AD

Rev 20:1-2 “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven.... And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.”

Taken to Heaven on Easter 33 AD

Rev. 20:4-6  “They came to life, and reigned with Christ a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.... they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years.”

Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD

Ezechiel 5:10-27 to 21:31

Time of Antichrist

 Rev 20:7-8  “And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be loosed from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four corners of the earth, that is, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.”

After Antichrist

Isaiah 22:12-14  “In that day the Lord God of hosts called to weeping and mourning, to baldness and girding with sackcloth; and behold, joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine. ‘Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die.’ The LORD of hosts has revealed himself in my ears: ‘Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you till you die,’ says the Lord God of hosts.”

End of World

 1 Thess 4:16-18 “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

2 Peter 3:10 “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.”

Last Judgment

Rev 20:12, 15 “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Also another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, by what they had done.... and if any one’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

Heaven with Body and Souls joined together

2 Peter 3:13 “But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”

Rev 21:1 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.”

2Thess 2:8-12 -  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,  and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.   And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

1John 4:3 - And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1John 2:22 -  Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ?  He is the antichrist that denies the Father and the Son.

Rev 12:17   “Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus.”

Rev 13:1.3 “And I saw a beast rising out of the sea.... One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder.”

Rev 13:7, 9-10  “Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them.... If any one has an ear, let him hear: If any one is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if any one slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.”

Rev 13:1-2 “Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.”

2 Thess 2:3-4  “Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.”

2 Thess 2:9-10 “The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”

Rev 13:16-17  “Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”

Rev 13:18 “This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six.”

Rev 14:7  “Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come; and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of water.”

Rev 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever; and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

Rev 15:1 “Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended.”

Rev 16:2 “So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and foul and evil sores came upon the men who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.”

Rev 16:3  “The second angel poured his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a dead man, and every living thing died that was in the sea.”

Rev 16:4 “The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the fountains of water, and they became blood.”

Rev 16:8-9 “The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch men with fire; men were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory.”

Rev 16:10-11 “The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was in darkness; men gnawed their tongues in anguish and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores, and did not repent of their

deeds.”

Rev 16:12.16  “The sixth angel poured his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east.... And they assembled them at the place which is called in Hebrew Armageddon.”

Rev 16:17 “The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a great voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, ‘It is done!’ ”

Rev 18:19-20 “And they threw dust on their heads, as they wept and mourned, crying out, ‘Alas, alas, for the great city where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth! In one hour she has been laid waste. Rejoice over her, O heaven, O saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her!’ ”

Rev 19:11.14 “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.... And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, followed him on white horses.”

Rev 19:19-21 “And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who sits upon the horse and against his army. And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with brimstone. And the rest were slain by the sword of him who sits upon the horse, the sword that issues from his mouth....”

Dan 8:25 - And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his
hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be
broken without hand.

Rev 19:11-16  - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called
The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.   And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Rev 19:20 - And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that
wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Isaiah 10:18 - And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standard bearer fainted.

Zec 12:8-9  - In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Daniel 8:23-24 - And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the
transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.  And his power shall be
mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully,
and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the
holy people.

Dan 11:36 - And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt
himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous
things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

Dan 11:37 - Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

Dan 11:38 - But in his estate shall he honor the god of forces: and a god
whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

John 5:43 – Jesus to the Jews - "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive."

Matthew 24: 15-22 - "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whosoever reads, let him understand:   Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:   Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."

Daniel 8:11-12 - Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.   And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.

Rev 13:5 - And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

Rev 13:6 - And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

Dan 7:25 - And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws:
and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Rev 13:7 - And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindred, and tongues,
and nations.

Dan 7:21 - I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them.

Rev 13:8 - And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

2Tim 4:4 - And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be
turned unto fables.

Galatians 1:8 - But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Rev 11:15  “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever.”

Outline:

The antichrist will be a man - Daniel 7:24-25
He will confirm a covenant for 7 years - Daniel 9:27
He will rise among 10 kings - Daniel 7:8
He will uproot 3 kings from the original 10 kings power - Daniel 7:8
This 10 nation union will merge into his world government Rev 13:1-2
He will preach peace but will destroy many - Daniel 8:25
He will be a miracle working religious - Rev 13:11-12
He was, and is not, and yet is - Rev 17:8
The government will be a socialistic government - Revelations 17:14
The antichrist will be preceded by 7 kings or rulers. He will be the 8th king.  1. Egypt. 2. Assyria. 3. Babylon. 4. Medo-Persia. 5. Greece. 6. Rome
He will have a mouth speaking great things. - Daniel 7:8
His look will be more stout than his fellows - Daniel 7:20
He will have a fierce countenance - Daniel 8:23
He will understand puzzling things - Daniel 8:23
He will cause craft to prosper - Daniel 8:25
The Abomination of Desolation is the beginning of 42 months - Daniel 9:27.
He opposes God - 2 Thessalonians 2:4
He will speak against God  - Daniel 11:36
He will exalt himself above all that is called God - 2 Thessalonians 2:4
He will build and sit in the temple of Solomon - 2 Thessalonians 2:4
He will claim to be God - 2 Thessalonians 2:4
He will take away the daily sacrifice (The Mass) - Daniel 11:31
His palace will be in Jerusalem  Daniel 11:45
He will make war with the saints and overcome them - Revelations 13:7
He will continue this war for 3 1/2 years - Daniel 7:21, 25
The Abomination of Desolation. - Matthew 24:15,21.
The antichrist will scatter the power of the holy people - Daniel 12:7
He will rule a mighty and strong kingdom - Daniel 7:7
He was given power over all tongues and nations - Rev 13:7
His kingdom will devour the whole earth - Daniel 7:23
He will have great military power - Daniel 11:31
He will try to change times and laws - Daniel 7:25
He will be the God of forces, gold, silver, jewels, etc - Daniel 11:38
He will prosper in everything that he does - Daniel 8:24
He will not regard the God of his fathers - Daniel 11:37
He will not regard the desire of women - Daniel 11:37
The mark of the beast will be the amount of his name – Rev 14:11
Earth will worship him, except those who are in Book of Life - Rev 15:2
He will have an image made after him - Rev 15:2
He will fight Christ at Armageddon and loose - Rev 17:14
He will stand against the Prince of princes - Daniel 8:25
The Lord will kill him with his voice - 2 Thessalonians 2:8
The Lord will destroy him with his coming - 2 Thessalonians 2:8
He will be cast alive into the lake of fire - Rev 19:20
He will be tormented day and night for ever and ever - Rev 20:10

8. Enoch and Elijah

Heb 9:27   "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."

Genesis  5:24  "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. "

Hebrews 11:5   "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God."

2Kings 2:1  "And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind..."

2Kings 2:11  "And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. "

Gen 5:23-24  “And all the days of Enoch were 365 years, and he walked with God and was seen no more, because God took him.”

Ecc 44: 16 Enoch pleased God, and was translated to paradise, that he may give repentance to the nations.

Rev 11:3  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Rev 11:4  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

Rev 11:5  And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

Rev 11:6  These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Rev 11:7  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Rev 11:8  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Rev 11:9  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

Rev 11:10  And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Rev 11:11  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

Rev 11:12  And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Rev 11:3  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Rev 11:4  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

Zech 4:14  Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

Luke 24:4  And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

Acts 1:10  And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Zec 4:11  Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?

Zec 4:12  And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

Zec 4:13  And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be?
And I said, No, my lord.

Zec 4:14   “Then said he, these are the two anointed ones, that stand by the
Lord of the whole earth.”

Rev 11:2-3  “...and they will trample over the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant my two witnesses power to prophesy for one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

Rev 11:6 “They have power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.”

Temple of Jerusalem to be rebuilt by Antichrist

The prophesy of the destruction of the Temple came about in 70 AD with the siege of Vespasian. There were a few stones left of the foundation left.

Later, Emperor Julian the Apostate (a type of antichrist) attempted to discredit the prophesy of Our Divine Lord Jesus Christ by ordering the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. Jews from all over the Roman Empire supported the task with great zeal and huge amounts of gold and silver. The task was accompanied by great scorn for the Christians in the empire, who believed that the Temple was not to be rebuilt. In order to provide a foundation for the "new temple" the final stones left of the old foundation were cleared away, completing the prophecy of Jesus.

As they began the re-building, earthquakes broke out all over the temple mount, halting the effort. When the earthquakes subsided, they attempted to begin again. As they approached the foundations, balls of blue fire exploded from the ground burning many of the workmen. Finally the effort was abandoned without laying a single stone of the new temple. Saint Athanasis   wrote to Justin that only the real antichrist would rebuild the temple of Jerusalem.

10. End of the World Doctrine

Teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the end of the world.

·            The Resurrection of the Dead. The teachings of the Catholic Church teach the actual resurrection of all flesh in their own bodies (including the damned), not merely a spiritual resurrection. This teaching is affirmed in both the Nicene Creed and the Apostles Creed.

·            The General Judgment. After the resurrection of all flesh, there will follow the universal judgment. Christ will sit upon the throne of judgment and render to each man according to his works (Matthew 16:27).

·            The Destruction of the World. The world will be destroyed at the command of Our Divine Lord Jesus Christ. The fulfillment of this prophecy will be supernatural and not as a result of atomic wars, or geological or astronomical disturbances.

·            The Reign of the Church Victorious. The faithful of the Church will live and reign with Christ forever. The devils and evil men will be damned forever without reprieve.

Acts 1:10:11  “And while they were beholding Him going up to heaven, behold two men appeared by them in white garments.  Who also said to them: ‘You men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking up to heaven?  This Jesus who is taken up from you up to heaven, shall come in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”

Matthew 24:23-27  “Then if any man say to you: Lo there is Christ, or there, do not believe him.  For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signes and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.  Behold I have told it to you beforehand.  If, therefore, they shall say to you: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not, for as lightening comes out of the east and appears in the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man.

Matthew 24:29-31 “And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be moved.  And then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and then will all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.  And he will send his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice, and they shall gather his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.”

Rev 20:12-14  “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in the presence of the throne, and the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged by those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And the sea gave up the dead that was in it, and death and hell gave up the dead that were in them, and they were judged everyone according to their works.  And hell and death were cast into the pool of fire.  This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the pool of fire.”

I Thessalonians 4:15  “For this we say to you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, will not prevent (come before) them who have slept.”

Revelations 20:6  “Blessed and holy is he that has past in the first resurrection. In these the second death has no power – “

I Thessalonians 4:16  “Then we who are alive, who are left will be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, in the air, and so will be always with the Lord.”