Annie's "End Times" Page
You weigh the cost...................
If the RAPTURE happened today would you be left behind?
Lets imagine you have just died. You are at the gates of Heaven. You are asked one question. Why should we allow you in? What would your answer be? Are you sure that you would be allowed to enter?
If you don't know the answer to that question then you need to make a choice right now.
To learn how to become a Christian and make the most important decision in your life...........click on the gates of heaven graphic. It will take you to a page by Campus Crusade for Christ that will explain very simply how you can be sure you will go to Heaven when you die.
We never know what tomorrow will bring. Life is full of uncertainties. Do you really want to take a chance with your future? You can know for certain where you will spend eternity. God only promises us today. Don't put off restoring your relationship with the Lord God for another day. Now is the time to get right with God.
If you have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior then you should know that this place is not your home.
"In My Father's house
are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told
you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and
prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive
you to Myself; that where I am,
Many Christian's have very strong convictions and opinions about many things. It seems that they are especially dogmatic about the "End Times". No one can tell you EXACTLY what it all means or how it will all happen. Generally it is best to look at the "End Times" as a subject that many Christian's just "Agree to Disagree" about.
This "End Time" page may be a little "unorthodox" but maybe that is a good thing. I am not going to tell you what you should believe. I am not going to guarantee with certainty what WILL happen. What I want to do is to challenge you to pick up the Bible and dig in. Find out for yourself what it really says. If someone gave you a map to a hidden treasure you wouldn't put it away for safe keeping. We already have a treasure map. It is called the Bible, the Scriptures and the WORD OF GOD.
Maybe it is time for you to re-evaluate what you believe and why.
What do we REALLY know for
CERTAIN about the End Times?
will be "caught up" in the sky and He will meet
He told us to look and learn the "Signs of the
Times" of His return:
NOT "what you THINK" or NOT what you have been "taught" by Pastors or Sunday School teachers or even well known authors. Do you know why you believe what you do? Do you know what you believe?
Personally I have always been a "Doubting Thomas". I would say "Don't tell me what you THINK tell me what the Bible says. Give me one scripture verse. PROVE it to me." OK some may just call me stubborn BUT did you know that we are told to be like this? We are to "PROVE all things and hold fast that which is good."
Thomas was one of the disciples. After Jesus was resurrected and was in the upper room with the disciples Thomas wouldn't believe that the man who was there was truly the Lord. Thomas had to put his own hands in the side and hands of Jesus. This was the only way that Thomas could really truly believe that Jesus had been resurrected and was with them again. Thomas has to "SEE" it for himself.
When I said that I was a "Doubting Thomas" (John 20:26-29) I didn't mean that I didn't believe Jesus was "whom he said that he was". What I meant was that when teachers and preachers had taught different doctrine and theology I wanted them to show me what the Bible said and not what they "believed".
are the verses that teach us this principle:
"All scripture is given
by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness: That the man of may be perfect, thoroughly
furnished unto all good works."
It doesn't matter
what Annie thinks....
Let's look at the "End Times" & Prophecy as a MYSTERY or a PUZZLE! When you try to solve a mystery or work a puzzle you have to have some guidelines or rules to follow to help you accomplish your goal.
Forget all that you have been TAUGHT about the End Times....lets see what the Bible really says. When you put a 1,000 piece puzzle together you need to put the edges together first. It would be almost impossible to finished the puzzle if you didn't have the box with the picture on it.
The edges of that puzzle will be the different terms and words that you need to know before you can continue on with your puzzle making. We don't have to look outside the Bible for our definitions. The Bible gives us the definitions. You just have to look for them.
For example: Revelation 1:16 "And he had in his right hand "seven stars": and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength."
What do the "seven
is another example. The Parable of the Tares in Matthew
13:24-53. After Jesus tells the people the Parable the
disciples ask him what it meant. This is what Jesus
taught them: "And He
answered and said, "The one who sows the good seed
is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for
the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the
tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy who
sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of
the age; and the reapers are angels. "
So now you can understand, that we can find a definition of a word in the Bible itself. All you need do is to pray and ask the Lord to open your eyes as you study the Bible. You many not find the "answer" right away but if you keep persisting you will find the truth. Don't give up too easily.
Most Christians either don't know very much at all about the "End Times" OR they think they know ALL the answers. Remember that everyone has a different opinion. We are all certainly entitled to that opinion whether it is right or wrong.
Some people are intimidated by the book of Revelation and don't even try to study it. If you ask someone WHY they believe WHAT they do about the "End Times", most people can't even answer that question. PLEASE remember that anyone can use one or two verses to prove a point or twist doctrine.
When people study "Prophecy" it is easy to get overwhelmed. It may seem that the more you learn the more you don't know. So you may need to step back from your study and "PONDER" what you have read. Read and reread the Bible verses. Even read them out loud. But don't get frustrated before you begin.
Did you know that just by reading the book of Revelations you are promised a blessing? You can't have too many blessings. So why not get started and read it.
What we need to do is forget all you have been TAUGHT. Start with a clean slate. YES that's right. Forget it all. Instead, lets look at what Jesus said and what the Bible says. Not what you THINK.
Most people tend to think that "Prophecy" and "End Times" are too hard to understand. As Christian's we have a special secret weapon to make our understanding much easier. The Lord has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us and teach us.
Right from the start. Lets agree to disagree!!!!! Let's get started.
FIRST ---------STOP and
PRAY. Ask the Lord to open your eyes.
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Try to put aside ALL that you have thought or been
Lets get started to learn and see what the Bible REALLY says about the End Times together.
do we need to do first?
I personally like to write in my Bible. I know that a lot of people prefer not to but it helps me. I like to date verses that the Lord is showing me and then you can go back and check them. I have found that my favorite Bible is the one where I can "find" the verses that I am thinking about.
You don't have a
Bible or Concordance?
"Copy and Paste" the words or verses that you want to look up and then put them in the above Bible Search Engine. To copy highlight the words you want to copy and then right click and choose "copy". To paste right click where you want the word to go and choose "paste". If for some reason that doesn't work you can use "Ctrl C" keys to copy then "Ctrl V" keys to paste.
To find out what the different resources are and how to study the Bible further visit this page that I have them all listed on: Annie's Bible Study Reference Page
Now that we have
our "tools"........ Lets continue on with our
How do you decide
where to start?
- Rev 6:12-17, Matt 24:29-31, 1 Thes 4:16-17
Do you know what they mean?
If you are looking for other
sites with definitions here are some to visit:
Keep in mind that many people base their end times beliefs on the tribulation. Whether the rapture happens "PRE", "MID", or "POST" tribulation.
is ALWAYS better to look up the words in the Bible for
yourself. When you look up in commentaries that others
have written you always have their "slant" or
"opinion" on what they mean. Don't get me
wrong. Not all of the Bible study notes or commentaries
are bad or wrong. We just need to remember to keep that
in mind when we read books and other End Times pages.
Word or Phrase
# of Bible verses
|From Webster's --
"TRIBULATION - Function: noun
: distress or
suffering resulting from oppression or persecution; also
: a trying
Rev 2:10,22 -- "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." & "Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds."
From Easton's Bible
Dictionary -- "trouble or affliction of any kind
(Deut. 4:30; Matt. 13:21; 2 Cor. 7:4). In Rom. 2:9
"tribulation and anguish" are the penal
sufferings that shall overtake the wicked. In Matt.
24:21, 29, the word denotes the calamities that were to
attend the destruction of Jerusalem."
Here are some Scripture
Verses that you might want to
choose as the passages to get you started:
he (Jesus) said unto them, It is not for you to know the
times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his
others say this:
a few more
he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the
mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are
without, all these things are done in parables:"
God's Presence - Exodus 19:16,19
Lets look in the Bible: at Matthew 24 - "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many. 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. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. ~Matthew 24:4-14~
You can read the whole chapter by clicking here: Read Matthew 24
he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto
you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be
fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in
the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me."
it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and
increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD,
they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the
LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they
remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall
that be done any more." ~Jeremiah 3:16~
the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was
seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there
were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an
earthquake, and great hail." ~Revelations 11:19~
If the Rapture has
come and you are still here......
would be a good time to make some important decisions in
your life. Now you need to decide whether to become a
Christian or not. There is no time to just "wait and
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Remember that this is not a time to be SAD or BLUE for soon we will be in Heaven with the Lord. Reunited with our loved ones. The Messiah went ahead of us to "Prepare a place for us" and there are "many mansions" there.
The time is short. Keep enduring, Your reward we will be hearing the Lord say: "Well done thy good and faithful servant."
Don't allow yourself to be paralyzed with FEAR. Don't be afraid. "Fear not"!!!!!!! When you are frightened with the future and what is to come remember to quote scripture verses. The Bible is the "sword of the Lord". Here is a good verse to quote:
"What time I am afraid I will trust in thee." Psalm 46:10
WROTE about what he SAW
End Times & Prophecy
|End Times News:
Luke 21:25-27 "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory."
time is so very short....... Do you know what the Bible
really says about the End Times? Every day we are seeing
prophecy fulfilled in the news.
that you have done some serious Bible Study on the end
times you may want to ponder these thoughts.
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