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January 27, 2013 Wawasee Community Bible Church Milford, Indiana Pastor Josh Weiland

1:10 HOMEWORK What did you learn this week?

WEEK 21: THE TWO WITNESSES REVELATION 11:1-14

PROPHETIC NECESSITIES BEFORE THE 70th WEEK According to Scripture there are certain things that must be in place before Daniel’s 70th Week (often referred to at the 7-Year Tribulation) can begin. There are some general realities that must exist, and some specific events that must take place.

General Realities/Conditions: 1. Moral decay in SOCIETY. (2 Timothy 3:1-4) 2. Spiritual decay in THE CHURCH. (2 Timothy 3:5) 3. Corruption in religious THOUGHT. (1 Timothy 4:1, 4:7) 4. A focus to rebuild the Temple in ISRAEL. (2 Thess. 2:3-4)

Specific Events: 1. Jews return to ISRAEL. (Deuteronomy 30:1, 30:5-9) 2. Israel must gain control of JERUSALEM. (Daniel 9:24, 27b) 3. Rebuild TEMPLE on the Temple Mount (2 Thess. 2:3-4) 4. 3-Nation Coalition of Power NORTH of Israel.

Pastor Josh discussed some of the prophetic necessities that must exist before the start of Daniel’s 70th Week. Are these things being fulfilled today? What does it mean about Jesus’ return? What does it mean for how we should live? Read Revelation 11:1-19 Why was John given a measuring rod? What was he supposed to do with it? Describe everything you can about the two witnesses (11:1-14). Who are they? What do they do? What is their ministry/life like? Read Mark 9:1-10. Why do many scholars think the two witnesses will be Moses and Elijah? (You might also look up Deut. 18:15–18; 34:5–6; 2 Kings 2:11; Mal. 4:5, 6; John 1:21; James 5:17.) Read Acts 14:19-23. how does Paul’s story compare to the two witnesses? How does it encourage you?

(Eze. 38:6, 15; Dan 7:8, 24; Rev. 17:12-13)

God KNOWS & PROTECTS His Own. (v. 1-2)

God desires REPENTANCE. (v. 3-14)

God’s plans for time and for you are SPECIFIC. (v. 3-14)

God’s appoints the two witnesses in Revelation 11 to prophecy and continually declare the gospel for 1,260 days. Read Matthew 28:1820. What does Jesus appoint you to do? What promise accompanies this appointment? Where are some other places this promise is made and/or fulfilled in Scripture? Have you seen it fulfilled for you? How are you doing at sharing the truth of the gospel (and God’s truth in general) with your family? Friends? Neighbors? Co-workers? What keeps you from it?


We hold to a LITERAL hermeneutic:

Your Understanding of the Bible (and so, Revelation) is Shape by Your HERMENEUTIC.

1. Accept the meaning of Scripture in its most normal, natural, customary sense. 2. Context matters. We must look at Scripture in context. 3. When facing a passage that is confusing, we compare Scripture with Scripture. Scripture never contradicts itself. 4. In prophecy , watch for near/far prophetic applications in Scripture.

We hold to a LITERAL hermeneutic:

1. Accept the meaning of Scripture in its most normal, natural, customary sense. 2. Context matters. We must look at Scripture in context. 3. When facing a passage that is confusing, we compare Scripture with Scripture. Scripture never contradicts itself. 4. In prophecy , watch for near/far prophetic applications in Scripture.

PREMILLENIAL PREWRATH END TIMES OVERVIEW PREWRATH RAPTURE 7

DAY OF THE LORD

1 COVENANT IS MADE

2 3 4

COVENANT IS BROKEN The Abomination That Causes Desolation...

1

2

3

4

5

WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT Resurrection of Unbelievers

Wrath of God

SECOND COMING SATAN IS 7 BOUND

5 6

6

SATAN IS LOOSED

Resurrection of Saints

BEGINNING OF SORROWS

THE GREAT TRIBULATION

MILLENNIUM

Matthew 24ff

Wrath of Satan

Revelation 20

SEVEN SEALS

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NEW CREATION New Heavens & New Earth Lake of Fire Revelation 21-22

SEVEN TRUMPETS >>> SEVEN BOWLS

Three Primary End-Times Views in Orthodox Christianity: REVELATION 20:1-10

1,260 DAYS

1. Postmillennialism

Reign/Rule of Antichrist Revealed Ministry of the Two Witnesses

...until the destruction of Antichrist (Daniel 12:11)

45 DAYS

...until the rule of Jesus! (Daniel 12:12)

2. Amillennialism KINGDOM!

1,335 DAYS

Jesus’ reign during the millennium is spiritual, and things on earth will get better and better and better... ushering in Jesus’ return AFTER the 1,000 years.

30 DAYS

1,290 DAYS

There is no millennium. The 1,000 years is SYMBOLIC of Jesus’ complete power and reign spiritually between his 1st and 2nd comings.

3. Premillennialism

RESTORATION

This 1,000 year period is yet future. Jesus will return BEFORE the millennium. During the millenium, Jesus and his saints will rule and reign literally on the earth, fulfilling God’s promises.

ARMAGEDDON 3 1/2 YEARS

3 1/2 YEARS

DANIEL’S SEVENTIETH WEEK: DANIEL 9:24-27; REVELATION 6-19

1,000 YEARS

ETERNITY

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