Pastor Jim Hammond | June 12, 2022
What in the world is happening right now—and what will happen in the end times to come? Pastor Jim has been addressing these questions in his current teaching series, and this past weekend, Pastor Jim shared two different messages. During the Saturday night service, he provided a detailed description of most of Daniel chapter 11. Sunday morning, he dove into the upcoming seven seals and trumpets of judgment that will be taking place during the tribulation.
Right now, the world is preparing for a one-world government that the antichrist will push during the tribulation. The economy is teetering—both in the US and across the world—but total collapse will most likely not happen until midway through the rapture.
What else will happen after the rapture? The Bible gives us a glimpse. There will be seven seal judgments, talked about in the book of Revelation, starting in chapter 6. Those will be followed by seven trumpet judgments and then seven bowl judgments. One of the judgments appears to be an asteroid—and yes, if you research it, NASA has predicted (and then taken back their prediction!) a massive asteroid headed for earth in 2029!
We read that food shortages will take place during the tribulation where a day’s wage will pay for only one quart of wheat. Can you imagine working all day to get food that wouldn’t even fully provide for your family?
One of the most important bits of information that people will need to know during the tribulation is not to take the mark of the beast. Those who take it will not be saved!
Next week, Pastor Jim will wrap up our study of the book of Daniel by talking about the end of Daniel chapter 11 and Daniel chapter 12. We’d love to have you join us!
Read About It:
Luke 17:22–37 KJV
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. (KJV)
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: and they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (KJV)
1. Do you think the asteroid that was predicted for 2029 could be Bible prophecy fulfilled?
2. Seeing how the world is run today, does it make sense that the earth is headed for a one-world government?
3. What can you do today to prepare your own self for these end times that the world is headed for?