What Does the Bible Say About Israel and the Last Days by David Ray Phillips
What Does the Bible Say about the End Times?
Throughout the Bible, a very clear picture is painted as to what the last days—the End Times—will look like. The times will be perilous: dangerous; actually, dangerously deceptive. And so they are. There is no shortage of man-made theories of the end times. The Bible paints a very clear picture of these days. These days will not be carefree days for the Christian. Contrary to what many proclaim, these will not be days of revival for the Church.
The Last Days
What does the Bible say about? But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
Jesus first cautions us not to be deceived. He says that many false Christs will arise and lead many astray. Even if they perform great signs and wonders, they are not. According to the Word in Titus , He will not appear to us on the earth, but He will appear to us in the clouds, and be caught up with Him, along with our fellow believers. He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him.
Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it. And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war. And it will come about in the last days That the mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains It will be raised above the hills, And the peoples will stream to it. And He will judge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
The year is now and many people around the globe are wondering if the end of the world is near. I don't think there has ever been such a widespread interest in this topic like there is today. And who can blame people for wondering, when you see what is happening to our world. The signs of the end are prevalent. War, famine, natural disasters, incredible and rapid increase in knowledge. Poisoning of the air and water.