Revelation: Last Generation, Pt 1

February 22, 2022 at 10:05 AM 4 comments

Audio/video and PDF notes for this are available at SermonAudio.com/StudyGrowKnow

In the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24), Jesus provides us with numerous pieces of information that help us understand the times in which we live now. I’m aware that some commentators believe everything He spoke of in that chapter has already taken place, but I disagree. While Jesus was certainly talking about events that were not that far off into the future from His perspective (like the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70), He also looks way down the timeline to the days prior to His physical return, which will close the Tribulation period.

Anyone who knows anything about Preterism knows that those folks, by and large, believe Jesus returned “spiritually” in AD 70 in judgment against Israel, using the Roman armies for that purpose. The big problem with this view is that is completely counters what the angels stated to the disciples in Acts 1, where they noted that this same Jesus, who was just physically taken up into the clouds during His ascension, would come back to this earth in the very same way. The implication and intended meaning is that Jesus will return physically just as He left physically.

As far as Jesus is concerned, we know that throughout the Scriptures, the Bible speaks of the Messiah’s physical coming to this earth. He certainly did that 2,000 years ago, but the religious leaders of Israel rejected Him as Messiah. He came to His own, and they received Him not. Many other portions of Scripture speak of His second physical coming and this is what Jesus is ultimately alluding to in His Olivet Discourse. It is during this enlightening discussion He holds with His disciples there that He provides them ultimately with 9 birth pangs that will lead up to His physical return. We want to begin covering those birth pangs in this and in our next installment and then we will move back into Revelation picking it up with Revelation 4. As usual, the video for this installment as well as the PDF notes used in the video are available at the link above, on SermonAudio.com and this article covers roughly the first 23 slides used so far.

Olivet Discourse

  • Found in:
    • Matthew 24
    • Mark 13
    • Luke 21
  • Moving toward a one-world government requires:
    • A complete economic crash
    • A severe food shortage
    • Civil wars rising to an unprecedented level
  • Club of Rome
  • Has divided the world up into ten areas

Daniel 7:23-24
A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces. The ten horns are ten kings Who shall
arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings.”

The fourth kingdom noted above will “devour” the entire world. This does not mean the “known” world because it is looking well into the future. It is referencing the entire world that this fourth and final kingdom will devour. In essence, Antichrist will ultimately rise as sole ruler of this coming world kingdom, which began and has ties to the very first kingdom noted in Daniel 2, ruled by Nebuchadnezzar. This first kingdom marks the beginning of the “times of the Gentiles.”

The ten horns/ten kings are the same as the ten toes of Daniel 2. We simply have a bit more information here in Daniel 7 and we gain a bit more in Revelation 13 and 17 as well. These ten toes/horns/kings will rise to take their positions after the world becomes one and is ten broken up into ten districts over which one “king” will rein. Revelation 13 and 17 mention these kings with Revelation 17:12-13 tell us that these kings will reign for a short while but will ultimately give their power to the Antichrist.

The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. (NKJV)

Daniel 7:24 above notes that in order to obtain this power and authority or allegiance from these ten kings, Antichrist will “subdue” three of the kings. This word is translated variously “subdue” to “put down” to “humiliate.” The scope of the idea here is that Antichrist will likely uproot from their position somehow or possibly kill three of them to show that he means business and it would be best for the remaining 7 kings to go along with Antichrist ans his demands. This is further corroborated by the fact that he becomes the 8th king (Revelation 17:11).

Turns out that the coming Antichrist is at least as treacherous as Antiochus Epiphanes IV from history and likely worse. We need to remember that this coming Antichrist will be completely empowered by Satan with accompanying signs and wonders and miraculous deeds, which will serve to completely deceive most of the people of this world.

Ultimately, what Jesus is doing in the Olivet Discourse is directing our attention to other portions of Scripture that help flesh out the birth pang that He refers to in His discussion or teaching to His disciples. There are 9 such birth pangs and in the first part of this teaching I presented, we covered the first three birth pangs, which I’ll highlight here. The remaining birth pangs will be highlighted in the second installment of this lesson.

Once the world coalesces into the final globalized kingdom, it will be divided up into ten portions, over which the 10 kings noted above will rule for a short time. Their time is short simply because once the world becomes one and they begin to rule, the Antichrist will seize his opportunity to become the one and only ruler of the entire world. Antichrist is smart enough to allow the powers that are currently working to unite the entire globe, freedom to do their work to make that happen. He will not interfere. However, once they have done all the grunt work (that is being accomplished now), Antichrist will quickly gain dominance over these 10 kings, likely killing three of them to show he means business and to gain the allegiance of the remaining seven. If he does not kill three, he certainly removes their power somehow.

But the things that are leading up to all of this are happening now and that seems very clear to me. If we stop to consider the UN’s Agenda 2030, we see that there are many people throughout this world who are taking this and other UN agendas very seriously. Agenda 2030 began officially (or was officially introduced), in 2015. It was at that time that we started hearing words and phrases like “sustainable,” “climate change” etc., circulating throughout society. Many nations are onboard with this agenda and are working to make it happen.

Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum appears to be at the forefront of this movement. He has written and published a number of books that highlight his thoughts and plans for this world; The Great Reset followed by The Great Narrative. Anyone who is not currently brainwashed into believing that the contents of these books are wonderful and a great roadmap for the future, understands that Schwab is an egomaniac who, with others, wants to gain and maintain absolute control over this world. Some may laugh at the seeming absurdity of it, but they need to stop and consider how much weight Schwab throws around. He boasts that his school of young globalist leaders has graduates like Trudeau, Gavin Newsom, and many others already situated throughout the world and in many government agencies. He has also recently noted that about half of the Canadian cabinet under Trudeau contains graduates of his young globalist leadership school. With Trudeau acting increasingly like a little Hitler, it is interesting and eye-opening to note that Canadian Parliament has voted to approve Trudeau’s request for for unlimited power via the “emergencies act.” Apparently, the move passed with a wide margin. One wonders how this is possible? It is possible when people devoted to Klaus Schwab and his sycophants gain power as un-elected bureaucrats. Yes, Trudeau was elected, but he has worked hard to fill up his cabinet with people who are not elected. Others in Canada’s Parliament were elected, but much like Tulsi Gabbard and Dan Crenshaw – two people who ran as GOP candidates – are also graduates of Klaus Schwab’s young globalist leadership school. How can this happen? It happens because people are bought and promised big things. They will be protected and rewarded once Schwab’s plans take hold. Their families will also be protected and rewarded as well. They have much to gain in exchange for selling their souls.

It is interesting how Crenshaw, as one example was lambasted by Saturday Night Live. But now that we know he stands opposed to conservatism and sides with Schwab, what can we make of that SNL incident? A setup to make us believe Crenshaw was truly conservative when he’s actually owned by World Economic Forum? Same appears to be true with Gabbard. My whole point is that Schwab’s WEF has its tentacles in just about everything and is doing huge things to coalesce the world into one kingdom where clearly, Schwab himself likely sees himself as one of the coming 10 “kings.” In fact, it would not surprise me to learn that Schwab sees himself as the ultimate and only king. Time will tell.

Jesus warns His disciples that they should guard against being deceived by those coming who will present themselves as the Messiah (Matthew 24:4-5). He warned that many will come in His Name to deceive. We need to watch out for that and since His day, there have been many claiming to be the Messiah. Some exist among us today like Apollo C. Quiboloy in the Philippines. Remember Sun Myung Moon or David Koresh?

Then Jesus makes these statements (Matthew 24:6-8):

6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

The things leading up to the three birth pangs we covered in the most recent lesson are these:

  • Nation shall rise against nation; kingdom against kingdom
  • famines and earthquakes

The “nation shall rise against nation; kingdom against kingdom” phrase is a Jewish idiom which simply means total conflict in the area being considered. Since Jesus is referring to the entire world, He must have been referring to global wars. WWI and WWII happened in the early 20th century and the entire world was literally engulfed in combat. Because of global war, famines broke out throughout the world as often happens and with it, starvation and pestilence. These set the stage for what was to come.

Birth Pangs:

  1. WWI (1914) & WWII (1939)
  2. Israel would be regathered to the Land in unbelief (Zephaniah 2:1-2)
  3. Jerusalem united after War of Independence (1948) and Six Day War (1967)

There are six other pangs that we will go over to see where we are on God’s chronological timeline regarding these End Times. These first three birth pangs have occurred as we can readily see. The others are either in-progress or have not taken shape yet.

Wasn’t it kind of our Lord to provide details for us in His Word that help us understand the times in which we live? That can be a blessing as well as a trying of our patience because of the evil that we see growing. There is a level of darkness in society that is difficult to not see, though it is clear many are unaware of it. Our responsibility, I believe, is to understand that the darkness is present and growing and to continue resisting it for His glory. In future articles, I will try to break that down into where the rubber meets the road.

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