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Looks at how the global gospel will flourish in the three and a half years preceding the Great Tribulation at the time of the end of the age.

Looks at how the global gospel will flourish in the three and a half years preceding the Great Tribulation at the time of the end of the age.

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  • Decoding Revelation: 6. The Global Gospel by Dr. Dieter Thom
  • Review: The Two Pairs of Seven Cycles The First Cycle The Second Cycle 7 Seals (Rev 6: 1-17) 7 Angels (Rev 14:6-20) 7 Trumpets (Rev 8:1-11:19) 7 Bowls (Rev 16:2-21) We have seen that there are distinct patterns between the last 6 trumpets and bowls suggesting a chronological order of events at the end of time. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • The 7 Seals and the 7 Angels 7 Seals (Rev 6: 1-17) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Rider on white horse. Red war horse. Black horse of economic and nutritional control. Pale green death horse. Martyrs Natural disasters. Natural disasters. 7 Angels (Rev 14:6-20) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Global gospel angel. Fall of Babylon. The mark of the beast enforced on the world. Angel of death. Angel of death. Angel of death. Angel of death. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • The 7 Trumpets and the 7 Bowls 7 Trumpets (Rev 8:1-11:19) 7 Bowls (Rev 16:2-21) 1. Hail and fire from sky. 1. 2. Sea turns to blood and kills a third of sea creatures. 2. 3. The rivers and springs of water poison people. 3. 4. Sun, moon & stars are darkened. 4. 5. Unbelievers tortured by demons. 6. Kings of East cross Euphrates to a fierce battle. 7. Lightning, roaring, crashes of thunder, an earthquake, and a great hailstorm. 5. 6. 7. Ugly and painful sores Sea turns to blood and kills all sea creatures. The rivers and springs of water turn to blood. Sun scorches with terrible heat. Unbelievers suffer in darkness. Kings of East cross Euphrates to battle of Armageddon. Lightning, roaring, crashes of thunder, an earthquake, and a great hailstorm. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • The First Seal and Angel 1st Seal (Rev 6: 1&2) 1 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And 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. 1st Angel (Rev 14:6&7) 6 Then I saw another angel flying in he midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth— to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— 7 saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • Interpretation  Some people see the rider on the white horse in the first seal to be Jesus. They link this with the victorious spreading of the gospel to the ends of the earth by the first angel.  Others see the rider as the Antichrist who will come to power in the time that the gospel reaches the ends of the earth.  Missionary organizations are confident that all the unreached people groups of the world will be reached in the next few years. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom of God The first sign of the end is, and first Angel bears, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. (Mark 13:10) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to (Matthew 24:14) all the nations, and then the end will come. 6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth - to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people - 7 saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” (Rev. 14:6&7) NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • What is the Gospel? The details of the Gospel (Good News) message from the Book of Acts are essentially this: Jesus of Nazareth is God “manifest in the flesh”; He was born supernaturally of the virgin Mary; He lived a perfect and sinless life; He performed many signs and wonders; He died on the cross for the sins of mankind; He rose from the dead on the third day; He ascended into heaven; He rules and reigns on the right hand of the Father; and He will return in the same manner that He went. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • The Response to the Gospel What is the appropriate response to the Gospel demanded of people by God? Repentance and faith. 14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14&15) testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21) NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • What are Repentance and Faith? What is repentance? 9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. (2 Cor. 7:9&10) What is faith? 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:1-3) NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • Faith is not just acknowledging facts Faith is not merely an intellectual assent to the facts of the Gospel. It is not just acknowledging facts. 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that there is one God.You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? (James 2:17-20) Faith is embracing Christ and having your life changed. The fruit of faith is good works. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • Have You Repented of Your Sins? Have you repented of your sins before God and trusted in the Lord Jesus for your eternal salvation? When? 5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. (2 Cor. 13:5) 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matt. 7:17-23) Many people claim to be Christians and even do great miracles, but God says “I never knew you”. Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord? NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • Apostasy from the Gospel The Bible teaches that there will be a Great Falling Away of professing believers from the visible Church, not a Global Revival as some Bible teachers claim. 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. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 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. (Matt. 24:9-14) This passage tells us that ‘many will be offended’ and ‘the love of many will grow cold’. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • The Great Falling Away “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…” (2 Thess. 2:3) The Second Coming of Jesus is preceded not by a great revival, but a falling away. “7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:7&8) When Jesus comes again things will be so bad that is will be difficult to find faith on the earth. Thankfully God will save national Israel and preserve a remnant of Gentiles from the nations. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • The Gospel & the Jews For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (Rom 1:16) The Gospel was first given to the Jews, but most of them rejected it, so it was then given to the Gentiles. A time is coming, though, when all national Israel will be saved. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • The Salvation of National Israel 25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; 27 For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.” 28 Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, 31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. (Rom. 11:25-31) NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • Summary  The Gospel must first be preached to all nations before the end comes. All the major mission groups testify that we are nearly there. There are only a few unreached people groups left.  The Gospel message demands the response of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. A regenerate heart is evidenced by good works.  There will be a great apostasy (falling away) of professing believers from the visible Church. This has already started in a generation growing faithless.Young people, even those who were raised in the church, are no longer going to church. No Scriptures describe a revival, except amongst the Jews in the midst of persecution.  Jews worldwide will be saved during the Great Tribulation. God will open their spiritual eyes and they will recognize that He is the Messiah that they rejected. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013
  • Conclusion  In the next presentations we will examine in more detail each of the end time events according to the outlines that we have seen in these two pairs of cycles.  The next issue is the rise of the Temple of God. NKJV Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc .Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. 11/30/2013