Understanding the End of the Age Vol. 2 Part 8

Believer’s Hated and Martyred

Sunday, January 16, 2022

I. Understanding the End of the Age

A.Believer’s Hated and Martyred

1.Show End time Timeline 2 jpg

a.Are you sure the Rapture will occur before the Tribulation and not during or after? Yes!

~(Rev. 6:15-17) “Wrath of the Lamb!”

~(1 Thess. 1:9-10) From not through the wrath to come.

~(2 Thess. 5:1-11) God did not appoint us to wrath.

~(Luke 17:24-37) Escaping like Noah and Lot.

b.So why do some believe we will go through the tribulation? Confusion about some verses.

~(Matt. 24:29-31) the 2nd

~(Rev. 6:9-11; 7:9-17; 20:4) these are the believers who get saved during the tribulation and are martyred.

2.(ref. Matt. 24:3-14) Jesus tells of (9) signs of the end-times: (1) worldwide deception & false Christ’s; (2) wars and rumors of wars; (3) famines; (4) pestilence; (5) earthquakes; (6) believers hated and martyred; (7) false prophets; (8) abounding lawlessness & loss of love; (9) worldwide preaching of the gospel.

a.(Matt. 24:8-9 AMP) believers hated and martyred.

3.(2 Tim. 3:12-13 NLT/AMP) Persecution is a part of being a true believer.

a.(John 15:18-21) all of Jesus’ original 12 disciples except for Judas Iscariot and John were martyred.

b.(Acts 7:54-8:4 NLT) Martyr Stephen and the start of church persecution.

4.(Isa. 5:20-23) In America today, it’s not a crime to be a Christian, yet. But the Christian values and morals our nation was built on are under siege.

a.Many biblical truths are now challenged in the courts.

~Sanctity of life (over 62 million abortions reported in the US since 1973)



~Creation vs. Evolution

b.Global persecution.

~Play Christian persecution video (2:08 min.)

~Read World Watch List 2021

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