Last Days

{ERA OF FULFILLMENT}
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  1. From This Evil Age - (The death of Jesus signaled the commencement of the messianic age with consequent changes in the status of the Law and God’s people) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The "Last Days" in Acts - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost marked the start of the last days) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Fulfillment of the Feast - (Acts 2:1-4 -The long-anticipated time of fulfillment arrived in Jesus with the gift of the Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Prophecy of Joel Applied in the New Testament - (According to the New Testament, the outpouring of the Spirit coincided with the commencement of the "last days") - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Ends of the Ages - (According to Paul, with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, the “ends of the ages” have arrived for the church) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Last Hour - (The presence of false teachers demonstrates that the “last hour” already is upon us) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Season is at Hand - (In Revelation, the “last days,” the “season of the end” began with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Upon these Last Days - (The “last days” began with the death, resurrection, and exaltation of the Son of God - Hebrews 1:1-3) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Paul anchored all that God has done in the past Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which inaugurated the messianic age)
  10. The Spirit and the New Covenant - (The Church and the gift of the Spirit have been integral to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning) - {PDF Copy}
  11. End-Time People of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The church is the battlefield where the final war is being waged between the Lamb and the Ancient Serpent Satan)
{SIGNS AND SEASONS}
  1. The Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared the end will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations – Matthew 24:14)
  2. Final Events - (In presenting his arguments for the resurrection, Paul lays out several events that occur prior to  the arrival of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Paul, Signs and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul did not provide a detailed outline of “signs and seasons,” but exhorted believers to live righteously now)
  4. Sons of Light - (The Day of the Lord will mean salvation to the “sons of light” who remain ever vigilant and prepared for it) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Knowing Times and Seasons - (Jesus did not command his disciples to know and calculate the “times and seasons” of his return in glory - Acts 1:6-8) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Great Falling Away - (The New Testament warns of the coming “apostasy” that will occur prior to the arrival of the “day of the Lord”) - {PDF Copy}
{DECEIVERS AND PERSECUTORS}
  1. Repeated Warnings - (Jesus reiterated key information that is necessary for his followers to avoid being misled by deceivers.) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Final Antichrist - (The “spirit of antichrist” already is raising up deceivers within the church, though a final “antichrist” will also appear in the world) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Beasts in the Church - (Throughout the present age, the Church has been plagued with deceivers from within) - {PDF Copy}
  4. False Christ - {PDF Copy} - (Will the Antichrist be a global political leader or the ultimate deceiver sent by the Dragon to destroy the Church of Jesus Christ from within? )
  5. Spirit of Antichrist - (The Antichrist is a deceiver intent on destroying the church through deception, apostasy, and if necessary, persecution) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Wars and Rumors - (The Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who propagate false expectations about the end) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Ancient Beast - (The beast from the sea is the latest incarnation of an ancient creature that has been active since the fall of Adam) - {PDF Copy}
{MAN OF LAWLESSNESS}
  1. End Times Disinformation - (Disinformation about the “day of the Lord” caused alarm among many in the congregation at Thessalonica) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Two Missing Events - (Two events must occur before the Day of the Lord can commence – the apostasy and the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Son of Destruction - {PDF Copy} - (Many Christians will apostatize when the Lawless One, the “Son of Destruction, appears within the sanctuary)
  4. Seated in the Sanctuary - {PDF Copy} - (Prior to the return of Jesus, the man of lawlessness  will be revealed while sitting in the sanctuary of God)
  5. Until Revealed - (The mystery of lawlessness is at work even now preparing the way for the Lawlessness One) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Lawless One Destroyed - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus will destroy the works of the lawless one and paralyze him at his arrival in glory)
  7. Lying Signs and Wonders - {PDF Copy} - (The final deceiver will use “lying signs and wonders” to deceive and cause many saints to depart from the faith)
  8. Mystery of Lawlessness - {PDF Copy} - (The mystery of lawlessness is preparing the way for the appearance of the lawless one who will cause many to apostatize)
  9. The Lawless One - {PDF Copy} - (Before the Day of the Lord arrives, the lawless one will be revealed who will deceive many with signs and lying wonders)
{THE LAST DAY}
  1. Then Comes the End - (The return of Jesus at the end of the age will be an event of great glory, victory, and finality)- {PDF Copy}
  2. Summary of His Arrival - (The New Testament foresees a single event that will mean nothing less than the resurrection, the New Creation, and the final judgment) - {PDF Copy}
  3. New Creation and His Advent - (The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Redemption, not Abandonment - (At the heart of Christian hope is the future resurrection of the saints at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new heavens and the new earth) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Last Enemy, Death - (The resurrection, cessation of death, and New Creation all occur at the "coming" of Jesus at the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  6. His One Final Return - (The coming of Jesus will mark the end of the present order and the commencement of the “age to come,” including the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Revelation of our Lord Jesus - (At the revelation of Jesus, the saints will experience glory, but the wicked will receive everlasting destruction) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Day of Visitation - (Peter exhorts Christians to persevere in suffering and live holy lives in the knowledge of the "day of visitation") - {PDF Copy}
  9. His Longsuffering - (In the interim between Christ’s ascension and his return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day arrives) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Day of our Lord Jesus - (The return of Jesus will be the Day of the Lord when the dead are raised, the wicked are judged, and death will cease) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Rescuing Us from Wrath - (1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - Even now, Jesus is “rescuing” his people from the future “wrath” of God) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Blameless in Holiness - (1 Thessalonians 3:13 - Paul prays that the Thessalonians be found blameless on the day Jesus arrives in glory accompanied by his angels) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Meeting Jesus in the Air - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Just Judgment of God - (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - His coming will mean vindication for the righteous but everlasting loss for the wicked) - {PDF Copy}
  15. His Appearance - (When Jesus “appears,” faithful believers will rejoice exceedingly and participate fully in the glories revealed on that day) - {PDF Copy}
  16. The Day of Wrath - (The day of “wrath” is coming when the wicked will pay the ultimate price for their disobedience to God  Romans 2:5) - {PDF Copy}
  17. The Wrath of God - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, “wrath” refers to the final judicial sentence of God on His enemies)
  18. Resurrection and New Creation - (Paul links the resurrection of the saints to the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
Courtesy Mary L. Maas (marymaas@comcast.net)
Dusk on Fidalgo Island, Washington