X ESCHATOLOGY - Doctrine of Last Things
or the Teaching of Last Things
The next event in God's plan is the end of the
Dispensation of Grace, prophesized in
1 Timothy 4:1-6 and
2 Timothy 3:1-7,
with the end brings in the tribulation period and then comes the 6th administration
since creation followed by the 7th dispensation, the Dispensation of the
Fullness of Time
Ephesians 1:10, also call the Kingdom of God
Luke 11:1-4 or Eternal Kingdom
2 Peter 1:11,
Daniel 4:3. The 6th dispensation will end the earthly kingdom, the
Dispensation of the Kingdom ends with man's failure; the Dispensation of the
Fullness of Time will never end or fail because all evil, wickedness, sin and the cause
for sin will be gone
Revelation 20, the final dispensation God makes a new
heaven and new earth
Revelation 21-22, lasting forever.
The order of event revealed in
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, three things move from the prophetic announcement to
the fulfillment of
1 Timothy 4:1-6 and
2 Timothy 3:1-8 of todayís dispensation. During the life of the Apostle
Paul's writings the Rapture had not occurred (referred to in
verse 1 of 2 Thessalonians 2, the Lordís coming and believers gather to Him),
which ends the Dispensation of Grace, these prophecies will be fulfilled,
the apostasy which reached its fulfillment, the Rapture and then the man of
lawlessness will be revealed, (v2
Thessalonians 2:7-8, the body of Christís believers filled with the Holy
Spirit who are the stewards of the dispensation will be Rapture). These two
events, the rebellion and the revealing, are mention together it looks as if
they happen in consecutive order with the Rapture in the middle of them, because
these events have not occurred the Day of the Lord has not occurred no matter
what anyone says. The Day of the Lord is when He literally return to earth and sets
up the 6th dispensation.
The event which ends the Church age called His Body is the Lord Jesus coming in the clouds to gather up all His saints since the world
began. This event is imminent and is known as the Rapture of the Church, it includes all
saints in ages past and the believers in the Church today who are "in Christ"
1 Thess. 4:13-18.
Immediately following the rapture of the Church called the mystery or equality, the Body of Christ today made up of all
the saints since the beginning of the world, the world will enter a seven year period
known as The Tribulation. This is the prophesize delayed punitive judgment on Israel's
Dispensation of Promise and includes the punitive judgment of the Dispensation of Grace. The Tribulation is God's punitive judgment on the non-believers left
behind after the Rapture, (2 Thess 2; the book of
During the punitive judgment of the tribulation God works His judgment and calls out a remnant of the nation of
Israel saving them by the message of the cross of Jesus Christ commissioning
them to preach the gospel, also a innumerable number of Gentiles are saved who are
not Jewish which respond to the gospel at this time,
Romans 9:27, 28,
This period, also known as "Daniel's 70th. Week", will
be divided into two three and one half year periods. The second three and one half year
period will be characterized by pain and tumult on the earth such as has never been seen.
The total tribulation is known as the period in which God's wrath is poured out on the
earth (Dan. 8:19;I Thess. 1:10).
Believers of The Dispensation of Grace will escape the Tribulation Period by the
Rapture as did other believers did in other dispensation which came to an end, (Adam/Eve, Noah, Abraham's family after the tower of Babel, Rapture of believers of Jews and Gentiles, and those alive at the end of the 1000 yr. Millennial Kingdom) (1Thess.
The beginning of tribulation, the ruptured saints will stand before the
judgment seat of Christ (Bema Seat,
2 Cor 5:10;
Romans 14:8-12), and receive rewards for the quality of their works
performed. They will be with Christ during the Tribulation and come back with Him at His
Second Coming to earth to reign (1
Corinthians 6:1-4). At the end of the Tribulation the Lord comes with His saints to
judge the nations, the Battle of Armageddon occurs and He sets up His kingdom for a 1,000
year or millennium reign (Rev.
16:16-21, 19:11-21, 20:1-6).
The saints from all dispensations will be with
Christ for these 1,000 years. The Body of Christ, (1 Cor. 6:1-3, 2 Tim. 2 2:12, Jer. 33:19-26) and those saints which come out of the
Tribulation by death, which did not worship the Beast or receive his mark, will reign with
Him in their glorified bodies, (Rev. 20:4-6). Those still on earth that were saved
and escaped martyrdom go into the 1000
years with natural bodies and reproduce.
will be put to death in the judgments of the tribulation either by the plagues or vials
or finally during the battle of Armageddon. The Book of Revelation expounds these truths, (Rev. 9, 16-17).
Satan will be bound during the Millennium Reign of Christ. At the end of the
millennial Satan is loosened he gather an army against Christ Jesus our God and savior
for the battle of Gog and Magog. Those who Satan gathers are some of the children who would not except Jesus
Christ and His rule. Jesus Christ will
destroy this army with the Word of His mouth (Rev.
20:7-10). Satan will be thrown into the Lake of
After Satan's destruction, there is the Great White Throne Judgment. All those who
ever lived before and rejected God in Christ will be judged by their works and whoever was not in the Book of Life are
thrown into the Lake of Fire which is the second death. Satan and all those at the Great
White Throne will suffer eternal torment (Rev
At the end of the millennial reign, God will make a new heaven and earth which will
last forever where there will be no sin, enjoyment and everlasting life as God originally
wanted men to experience (Rev
A. The Rapture:
It is a mystery which had not been revealed in other dispensations (1
The end of the Millennium will be marked by the Battle of Gog and Magog. Satan
will be loosened from the pit, and many who are in pre-resurrected bodies will following
him to attack the Lord of Heaven. The Lord Jesus Christ will destroy them by the Word of
His mouth (Rev. 20:7-10).
The obedient believers who were not martyred but died during the tribulation and
Millennium will be raised at the end of the Millennium (Rev. 20:5).