This Week's Sermon: Prophecy continued ( 2-4-15 )

What the Bible refers to as the day of the Lord does not mean a literal 24 hour period.

As we learned earlier, a day to the Lord can be as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day.

 

The prophetic day of the Lord includes up to the rapture, the 7 year tribulation period, the thousand year reign of Christ, and the destruction of the earth and the heavens after the thousand year reign of Christ.

 

The Old Roman Empire will be revised, ( not revived ) but revised into an empire consisting of 10 nations, symbolized by the ten horns of Daniel.

Four of these 10 nations will be Syria, Turkey, Greece and Egypt.

As far as the other 6 nations, the Bible does not say who they are.

These 10 nations as a revision of the Old Roman Empire will be the seventh prophetic kingdom.

 

These 4 nations clearly defined will later become the eighth kingdom in Bible prophecy.

 

After the seventh kingdom as a ten nation empire exists for a short wile, the antichrist will come out of one of the named four.

It will be Syria.

When the antichrist gains political power he will take over Turkey, Greece and Egypt and then the other 6 will submit to his leadership.

 

As I said, the antichrist is more than likely alive and existing at this moment but it will take him time to gain the trust of the Jews and the Gentiles.

Like any other politician, he will need time to win people over to him.

Like any politician, his method will be deception...pretending to be everyone's friend.

According to Daniel though, he will be smarter than the other politicians.

He will have answers to world problems that will actually work...for the moment, anyway.

He will be a con artist like no other.

 

The 10 horn empire could possibly be formed while born again christians are still here on earth.

The Bible says the 10 horn empire will exist for a short time.

Remember, even though they exist as the seventh prophetic kingdom in Bible prophecy, the antichrist still has not risen to power yet.

He comes later.

 

The Lord might wait on the rapture until the 10 nation empire has existed a while.

Whenever, Jesus will for sure come to catch us up in the clouds before the antichrist rises to power.

Jesus said for those who follow Him to watch the signs of His return, even though we do not know when He will return.

This is why we need to watch the signs of His return because we do not know when He will return.

And, if we are more in love with Jesus than ourselves and this present world, we will anxiously watch the signs for His return and be wanting Jesus to return.

 

One of the signs will be the 10 horn nation, seventh prophetic kingdom.

 

Wayne Brown