Bible Study Lesson – The End Times Part 3: Signs of the Second Coming Part 3

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I’m sorry for the delay.  Work got more busy and I’m dealing with wrist tendinitis right now and it really hurts.

Now lets get to it.

In our last lesson, we discussed the signs of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and those were the most talked about signs.  Now we’re going to learn in part 3 other signs.

Some have already fulfilled themselves.

An Increase in Knowledge

Daniel 12:4  “But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.”

This has definitely fulfilled itself.  We live in a world were resources upon resources are available.  When I was in high school, the internet was introduced to my school towards the end of my junior year, but it’s been around for a lot longer than the late 90s.  The internet provides so much information on anything pretty much.  There is nothing stopping a person now from educating itself and ironically speaking, you don’t really have to go to school to do so (Please do though).  I remember my middle school slogan was “Knowledge is Power”  It really is.

Increase in Vegetarianism

1 Timothy 4:3-4 “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

I actually had no idea that this was a sign, but it’s there clear as day in the bible.  I’m sure there are some that will be like “That doesn’t mean it’s vegetarianism”  Ok then what do you call not eating meats?  That’s vegetarianism, because the person has chosen to eat a plant based diet.  Nothing wrong with this at all, in fact, If I didn’t love chicken so much, I would gladly participate (longhorn steak is the best, yum)  Remember that it’s just a SIGN.  But know that all meats, veggies, fruit, dairy, etc is good in the eyes of God to be received with thanks.

Humanity will become Materialistic

2 Timothy 3:4 “Traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God”

This is when Humans have chosen to worship material things over God.  They have made it the god of their life.  Some may be a tad siddity, when they are forced to drive a Honda Civic, while others may worship the luxury labels so much that they cannot live without them.

I watched Sydney White the other day and the villainous in the movie chanted Gucci, Prada, Versace, and Chanel to calm herself down.

I’m going to be straight up, I love Coach; I have a tote that is 4 years old in good condition (minus the lipstick stain on the inside), wallet, universal case, wristlet, and the perfume.  It’s just a label that I love, but I’m not in love with Coach.  In other words, if God were to tell me to get rid of the entire collection I have, I will.  I respect and love my relationship with the Lord too much.  We’re suppose to be lovers of the Creator, not the creation.

The Institution of Marriage Forsaken

1 Timothy 4:3-4 “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

The single life is Awesome let me point that out.  I’m still single at 32 years old, but desire of Marriage gets stronger each day.  I want to be intimate with my spouse and have that companionship that my cat cannot provide me.  It seems like that those people who are single and love it, try to convince those that desire not to be single to just stay single and likewise with married people.  What may be for someone may not be for the other.  I know I burn each night and I have already let the Lord know that being single for the rest of my earthly days is not something I want to pursue.

In other words, stick to what God has told you it is right and wrong.  The world has pretty much destroyed the concept of marriage with their views and opinions and with the same-sex marriages.  This is not God’s design.  Make it good again and forever but remembering the design for marriage, which is the representation of Christ being the head and the Church the bride. 

Great Advance in Technology

Revelation 13:16 “He required everyone–small and great, rich and poor, free and slave–to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead.”

Technology advancement actually goes hand in hand with the increase of knowledge sign, but it’s still a sole sign in it’s own right.

Think about how we are now able to do things from the computer in the company of our own home.  I can check my bank and credit cards on my iphone and ipad, as well as my computer.  I don’t even have to physically go to the bank anymore to deposit checks, because I can do it from an app now.  Aint that nice.

So, if we can do something as simple as this, think about how much of a tool that this will be to control the world population, as well as finances and other economical issues out there.

For humans to receive a mark that will be permanent on their forehead or right hand, that will take an advanced technology that will be developed to make this a reality.  Even though, the mark of the beast hasn’t been given yet (This is done in the Great Tribulation), doesn’t mean that it’s not in the works.

In the last few years, there have been stories across the world regarding a device that will be implanted in humans for everything from buying groceries to obtaining personal information.  RFID means Radio Frequency Identification, which is a wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purpose of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. (source – Wikipedia..i’m not ashamed to say that I got the definition from wiki)  In a nutshell, it’s a tracking device or a microchip that will eventually be implanted in humans.

As a geek, I’ve probably came across some books that spoke about someone having a microchip in them or something similar to track someone’s location.  Ok, so I used to watch iCarly and if you know anything about iCarly, the tech guy named Freddie had a microchip implanted in his head/neck region by his mother; so that if anything happens, she could track him down.  Ironically, there was an episode where this came in handy.

Now this RFID is supposed to be implanted via a needle.  I don’t like needles and I bruise like a peach.  I’m dreading the possible injection that I may receive in my wrist to ease the inflammation I’m in now. I would like to have a tattoo, but the fact that it involves something that will make me scream out is what prevents me from getting one.  I have a low-tolerance for pain.

I have a feeling that when the time come for this to occur, it’s going to be mandatory with consequences if rejected. (This is just my opinion for the RFID, not the 666 mark, because we know this will happen with the 666 mark.)  Seriously, who is actually going to be lined up to voluntarily to have themselves injected with some device?  I will tell you this, when that time comes and I’m still living here on earth, I’m not doing it.  I don’t care what happens; they are not sticking a chip in me.  I have enough problems with my health.

I’m born on the cusp of Generation X and Y, so I’ve lived through red light, green light and the original nitendo with duck hunt and Mario.  I’ve also witnessed the internet in all it’s glory, the rise of video games that can be located on the computer and on cell phones.  I have seen a computer come alive on cell phones with many apps via Apple and Androids.  I’ve seen the coming of Smart Phones, Tablets, Books on Tablets, Smart TVs, Lightweight laptops and TV screens, music on ipods instead of the 90s boom box, walkmans, and Discmans.  I’ve seen VCRs, VHS, CDs, Records, and Record Players become obsolete.

The world of technology definitely plays into the season of the end times.  I can only imagine what interesting innovation is going to arrival next.

There are a lot of signs, as you can see; that is related to the end times to signal the Second Coming of Christ.  All of the signs that has been prophesied in the bible have to come to pass first, before Christ can return.   Remember that no one but God the Father knows when Jesus will return.

The signs I have given you are just a small sample of a lot more out there.

I will give you sites for further research and understanding.  My advice is to have your bible next to you, as you study these signs.

http://www.raptureforums.com/BibleProphecy/101lastdays.cfm This forum shows the most signs on any site I had researched.  I think they are also connected to Rapture Ready site.  (if you have read my first few posts I ranted about Rapture Ready forums.  The main page itself is ok.)

http://www.signs-of-end-times.com/   more detailed information

http://somehelpful.info/Prophecy/Signs.html

http://www.rapturenotes.com/signsofhiscoming.html

xoxo,

Jade

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10 Responses to Bible Study Lesson – The End Times Part 3: Signs of the Second Coming Part 3

  1. Thanks Boho punk….it makes sense. We need more. Bless you.

  2. esinclair124 says:

    So, what will you do now, having known the signs( which are just a figment of your imagination). Are you ready to repent, or are you just gonna stand by and wait if it is true or if its gonna happen?
    Or you are going to do something about it, like looking for the kingdom of God, the right one, and when you find it , you will join it ?

    And by the way, there is no such thing as the second coming . It is only a statement of ignoramus of the word of God.
    And also the mark of the beast is not about computers. The mark of the beast was already implemented hundred of years ago.

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY

    • Ok. I can’t really agree with you here. You can’t say To God be the Glory and not believe in his second coming. He speaks about that himself. You may just want to check out the entire New Testament, more specifically Reveletion and we’ll talk further. I’ll keep you in my prayers that you truly learn the truth.

  3. esinclair124 says:

    Can you show me a verse in the bible , just one verse, that state or say “SECOND COMING” of Christ ?
    See ? I’ll bet you will not find a single verse.
    I am just trying to help you understand that you are walking in a wrong direction. God is trying to test you if you really belong to His flock or not.
    I hope you will not harden your heart. and don’ t pray for me, your prayer is just an abomination to the Lord. believe me, its true!!

    • Why do you want to deny about the 2nd coming of Christ? It’s pretty self-explanatory as to why they call it the 2nd coming of Christ. He came the first time to die thus fulfilling the prophecy in Genesis 3:15. After his ascension, it was explained that he will come back in like manner. But since you want the verses, where we go!

      Acts 1:11 “Men of Galilee,” they said. “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

      1 Corinthians 11:26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

      1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

      1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

      1 Thessalonians 3:13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

      1 Thessalonians 5:23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      2 Thessalonians 1:7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.

      2 Thessalonians 2:1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come.

      I think the scriptures explain themselves perfectly clear to answer your question. You can also refer to a previous post https://thebohopunkchristian.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/bible-study-lesson-the-end-times-part-2-the-second-coming-of-jesus-christ/

      Did you know that for you to deny Christ’s return you are the very thing that is also a huge sign regarding his return? It’s being a scoffer aka mocker. Don’t believe me check this out: 2nd Peter 3:1-13.

      IF you don’t believe that’s fine, that’s between you and God, but don’t discourage anyone that follow the teachings of Christ’s word.

      And if you’re actually looking for the word “Second Coming”, you’re not going to find that but just like the trinity, the rapture, and other meanings, doesn’t mean it’s not accurate nor false. It’s legit, because the bible say so. Are we clear?

  4. esinclair124 says:

    No, we are not clear ! Your post is about bible Study Lesson, right ? So, what I am asking from you, is why do you outright conclude that the coming again of Christ is His second. Where did you got that stupid idea , just like the stupid idea of trinity, which are not biblical truth. So if you really say who you are, a teacher, you can answer this simple question that I’m asking you. The verses that you gave, does not implies that His coming again will be His second.
    So, come on try harder. Who knows , maybe, you may learn something from all of these. I will give you a clue to ponder :
    “…That ye MIGHT LEARN IN US NOT TO THINK OF MEN ABOVE THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN, that NO ONE of you be puffed up for one against another.” (1 Corinthians 4:6)

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY

    • I’ve already answered the question. If it’s not what you want, it’s probably time for you to leave the site, so that you may troll elsewhere and let those who actually want to learn God’s truth learn without negativity and scoffers with condescending tones and attitudes.

      Christianity is about having a relationship with Christ. It’s not a religion nor a debate, it’s about living for Christ and learning about him with an opened heart.

      I pray you find what you seek. But what you want is not scriptural and that goes against the purpose of this bible teaching inspired blog. Please leave in peace.

  5. esinclair124 says:

    Why do want me to leave, don’ t you have patience to people like me ? You should add to your faith “patience”. If you will not have patience, you will never be save.
    Do you still want me to leave your site? Or you will continue teaching what you do not understand nor affirm?
    My suggestion to you is , DO NOT DESIRE TO BE A TEACHER, you are not good at it. Believe me, you will only guide your listeners with you to hell.
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY

    • Yes I want you to leave, if your goal is to bash and condescend the teachings of Christ. My lessons are bible teaching and I do anything outside of that. God has allowed me to teach his word and his gospel via this blog. Whatever issue you have, take it to him.

      I do pray that you truly know the meaning of salvation. Let me give you a hint it’s Romans 10:9-10 and also Ephesians 2:8-9. If one has to work yo be saved, then what was the point regarding Jesus’ death on the cross?

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