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What in the World is Going On? Part 1


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This is the first part designed to be an eye opener to prepare the reader to understand the rest of the series.

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What in the World is Going On? Part 1

  1. 1. What in the World <br />is Going on?<br />A Biblical look at the end times,<br />life in general, <br />and how it affects us.<br />
  2. 2. 25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. <br />Luke 21: 25-28<br />
  3. 3. In the Beginning<br />In order to understand the current events unfolding around us, one has to understand the history behind it.<br />HISTORY – HIS STORY<br />BC - AD<br />
  4. 4. Prophecy is a blessing<br />Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near. <br />Revelation 1:3 (NASB)<br />
  5. 5. Prophecy Influences Lives<br />Ability to influence a person's present actions, by both promise of blessings, and also by threat of impending judgement. <br />Prophecy provides support to believers of their faith and removal of doubts for unbelievers. <br />
  6. 6. Prophecy Influences Lives<br />The fulfillment of prophecy glorifies God, vindicates prophets, and motivates us towards holy, moral and ethical behavior. <br />Prophecy also testifies to God's wisdom and sovereignty over everything in the universe, including time and the future. <br />365 Prophecies that Christ fulfilled<br />
  7. 7. Prophecy began with the fall of man<br />Man was created perfect, in God’s image.<br />This was lost when man fell<br />God foreknew this provided a way of salvation.<br />
  8. 8. Prophecy began with the fall of man<br />“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel”<br /> Genesis 3:15<br />
  9. 9. All have sinned and…<br />Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:<br />Romans 5:12<br />
  10. 10. ..fall short<br />For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;<br />Romans 3:23<br />Miss the mark<br />Overstep our boundaries<br />Don’t qualify<br />
  11. 11. Sin’s penalty..<br />For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.<br />Romans 6:23<br />
  12. 12. ..eternal separation<br />But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.<br />Revelation 21:8<br />
  13. 13. The GOOD NEWS!<br />But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.<br />Romans 5:8<br />
  14. 14. The Penalty Has Been Paid<br />For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God<br />1 Peter 3:18<br />
  15. 15. Challenge<br />Would you accept what Christ has done for you and believe that he can save you now?<br />
  16. 16. Understanding Opened<br />But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.<br />1 Corintians 2:14<br />
  17. 17. Next Week<br />An Overview of the God’s plan for the ages<br />