Eschatology 101 Outline

Eschatology 101

T. Justin Comer

Introduction

I. Summary of theocracy

-The main theme of the Bible

-A clash between darkness and light

-Who will rule over this cosmos? (Jesus or Satan?)

-A coming kingdom

-Eschatology explains how and why God is now able to dwell on earth.

II. Nation state versus Redeemed Israel

The current state of Israel is not the redeemed Israel spoken of in prophecy. Instead, it is the Israel that is under God’s judgment, and they will continue to be until that final restoration unto glory.

-Israel’s final redemption comes with world peace

+Isaiah 35:10, Joel 2:19,

-Israel’s final redemption means they believe in the Lord their God

+Isaiah 10:20, 48:8-11, 52:6, Jeremiah 31:1, Ezekiel 34:30-31, Hosea 2:7, Zechariah 8:8,

-Israel’s final redemption happens at Christ’s return

+Genesis 49:10, Isaiah 16:4-5, 33:17-18, Ezekiel 34:23-24, Hosea 3:4-5, Zechariah 9:16,

-Ezekiel 22:19-22

+Current Israel is fulfillment of prophecy, but not promise.

+Isaiah 11:11, 63:18,

III. Summary of Principalities and Powers

-One government/influence over all nations

+Genesis 11, Revelation 13:3, Luke 4:5-7, Daniel 10:13,

-Antichrist Kingdom

+Daniel 2, Revelation 17:9-11, Daniel 7:1-5, Revelation 13:1-2, Isaiah 14:12-14, Ezekiel 28:11-19, Zechariah 1:19, Revelation 17-19, Genesis 11:2, Psalm 109:16-20,

-Defeat only by God’s wisdom

+Cross

-1 Corinthians 18-2:8, Psalm 82:5,

+Ephesians 3:10

-Revelation 12:11, Deuteronomy 32:21,

  1. Israel’s purpose

-Covenant

+The covenant is an eternal covenant. The eternal covenant is not necessarily with Israel, but with all of God’s elect. God has chosen a specific people for Him to put His name upon, and all other nations must come unto them in order to worship the Lord. The covenant unfolds throughout the Scripture gaining more and more detail, until finally it culminates in the man Christ Jesus – the true Israel and firstfruit from the dead.

+Genesis 9:25-27, 12:2-3, 15:1-21, 22:18, 25:23, 26:4, 28:14, 35:11, 48:19, Deuteronomy 4:1, 5:3, 6:25, 10:12-13, 11:26-28, 16:19-20, 26:17-18, 29:9, Joshua 1:5, 2:9, Psalm 105:8, Romans 11:28-29,

-Center of nations

+God has chosen a specific place (Zion) for His rule. Israel will be heralded as the center of all nations when Christ sets up His literal Kingdom and rule on the earth.

+Ezekiel 5:5, Deuteronomy 28:1, 28:13, 32:8-9,

-God’s nation among nations

+The purpose for Israel is this very thing: it is God’s nation among all nations. That has a couple implications: priesthood, theocracy, display of God’s character, and His witness unto the four corners of the earth.

+Deuteronomy 4:34, Zechariah 8:6, Deuteronomy 7:6, Isaiah 51:4a,

  1. Tribulation

-Seven years

+Daniel 9:27,

+The number 7 is vitally important to the Scriptures. There were 7 days of creation; some of the rabbis have speculated the world is on a 7000 yearlong clock, the last 1000 years being the reign of Messiah. Joshua marched around Jericho for 7 days, 7 times on the seventh day. When you offer a sin offering, you pour out the blood 7 times upon the altar. The number 7 speaks of perfection, not merely completion. For the age to end with a 7 year Tribulation seems perfectly legitimate and absolutely patterned.

-Final judgment

+There are a lot more Scriptures than I put here. Ultimately, the proof is in the pudding, and the pudding needed to be displayed to other places before it became repetitive. To answer the question of how we know that this is the final judgment and that there is no more judgment after this, we simply need to ask “why?” Why is God sending the Tribulation? It is to redeem a people that have rejected Him, and to establish His literal Kingdom upon this earth. If His people are no longer disobedient, and the world is in peace, then why would there need to be another judgment upon the earth? The Judgment Seat comes after the 1000-year reign of Christ, after certain peoples and nations gather again against Jerusalem led by Satan Himself (Revelation 20:7 and onward)

+Isaiah 51:11, Daniel 9:24-27,

-Christ returns at end

+Daniel 9:24 (with respect to Ezekiel 45:17), Ezekiel 34:23-24, Daniel 2:34,

  1. Beginning of Seven Years (first 3 ½ years)

-Covenant/treaty made

+This is one of the most powerful, yet subtle, understandings. There simply are not very many Scriptures to indicate a covenant or treaty to be made. The point isn’t the treaty made with the Antichrist, but instead is that Israel trusts in the arm of the flesh. Instead of trusting in their God, they look to “Egypt” to protect them.

+Deuteronomy 23:6, Isaiah 28:15, 30:1, Daniel 9:27,

-Peace and Security

+Isaiah 30:2-5 (note in Bible: If Egypt’s help is Israel’s shame and disgrace, how much more the Antichrist’s?), Jeremiah 6:14, Daniel 8:25 (when they feel secure),

+I think that the best thing to note is that Jesus tells us to watch; Paul and Peter also both talk about the Day of the Lord coming like a thief. To those that are not watching, they will be taken by surprise. Why? For those that are the people of God, they will not expect sudden calamity. Those that are not of the Lord will not find anything strange or ‘unnatural’ signs to clue them in.

-Trusting in man/arm of the flesh

+Isaiah 31:1, 31:3, 57:11-13, Jeremiah 17:5-8,

-Temple and Sacrifices

+What does God think about the sacrifices that Israel will be offering during the first 3 ½ years of the Tribulation?

+Deuteronomy 32:17, Psalm 40:6, 51:16-17, Isaiah 1:11, 66:3-4, Daniel 8:11 (there must be a third temple for them to be brought low), Amos 5:22,

VII. Middle of Seven Years (somewhere around 1,260-1,290 days before Jesus’ return)

-Covenant broken

+Isaiah 24:5, Daniel 9:27, Isaiah 28:18, 33:8, Daniel 11:30-32, 12:7,

-Antichrist

+King of the North

-Not so much about specific verses that say the King of the North is the Antichrist, but that the King of the North is typically always the one to come against Israel and Jerusalem

-Jeremiah 1:13b-14, 6:1, 6:22, 10:22, 13:20, Ezekiel 26:7, Daniel 11:28,

++Isaiah 19:4, Daniel 7:8, Jeremiah 48:25, Daniel 7:24-25, 8:23-25, 11:21, Micah 5-6, Jeremiah 51:25 & Zechariah 4:7, Matthew 4:8 (in reference to Revelation 13:2), Matthew 24:24, Luke 19:43-44, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Revelation 13:1-8 (Isaiah 27:1 mentions the piercing of the Leviathan, a type of antichrist {beast from the sea}),

-Abomination of Desolation

+Psalm 74:7-8, 79:1, Jeremiah 7:30, 51:51, Daniel 9:27, 11:31, Matthew 24:15, Ezekiel 7:24b, 8:3, Daniel 8:11, 9:26-27, Matthew 24:15, Luke 21:20, Revelation 13:14-15,

VIII. Jacob’s Trouble

-Jeremiah 30:7

+No time worse

-Daniel 12:1, Deuteronomy 28:53, 28:62-63, 29:22-28, Psalm 9:13-14, 42:3, 44:9-11, 83:4, 88:13-18, 102:1-11, Isaiah 1:25, 3:18-26, 7:17, 13:12, 24:6, Jeremiah 9:25-26, Ezekiel 5:12, 7:25-26, Joel 1:2-3, Matthew 24:21, Luke 21:22-24,

-Antichrist Wars with the Saints

+Daniel 7:21, 7:25, Revelation 13:7, Psalm 79:2, Daniel 8:10, 11:33-35, Luke 21:16-17,

-Israel’s flight

+Amos 9: , Deuteronomy 4:26-27-31, Jeremiah 31:31-37, Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 28:20, 28:25, 32:26-27, Isaiah 5:13, 6:13, 22:1-3, 48:21, 59:9-13, Jeremiah 12:4, Ezekiel 6:8, 20:33-35, 34: 4-6, 36:19-20, Amos 5:18, 9:1-4, Zechariah 2:6, 14:2, Matthew 12:30, Luke 22:31-32, Revelation 12:6,

-Strength and Power of Israel Broken

+The strength and power of Israel is their pride. God must break it off of them if the strength and pride of all other nations is to be broken off as well.

+Deuteronomy 32:36, Psalm 102:23, Isaiah 2:17-18, 3:22, 22:8-11, 23:9, Ezekiel 7:24a, Daniel 12:7, Leviticus 26:19, Zechariah 13:8-9, Luke 21:31,

-Refuge in wilderness

+Ezekiel 20:33-35, Genesis 32:30, Isaiah 28:11, Jeremiah 5:18, 31:2, Amos 9:8-10, Zechariah 10:9, Matthew 24:45 (in reference to Revelation 12:6), Revelation 12:6, 12:13-14,

-Our witness to the Jews/wrestle principalities

+Daniel 11:35-40, Psalm 14:7, Romans 11:25-26, Psalm 53:6, Isaiah 14:32, 40:9-11, 58:1, Jeremiah 49:12, Matthew 10:1, 17:20-21, 25:14-30 (parable of the talents – the talents are the Jewish people coming into our hands, according to context of Matthew 24:45-46), Matthew 25:40, Luke 21:14-15, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, 2:6-8, Ephesians 3:10-11, Revelation 12:11, 12:17,

IX. Restoration

-Gog and Magog/Antichrist war

+Revelation 19: , Ezekiel 38-39, Zech 12, 14, Psalm 33:10-11, 48:4-7, 74:13-14, 75:8, Isaiah 8:9-10, Isaiah 13:4, 18:6 (Revelation 19:17-18, Ezekiel 39:4), Isaiah 27:1 (Revelation 19:12-21), Isaiah 29:3 (Luke 21:20), Isaiah 29:5-8, 31:4, 31:8, Jeremiah 7:33, Joel 2:20, 3:1-3, Zechariah 12:3, 12:9, Matthew 24:28 (in reference to Revelation 19:17-18), 2 Thessalonians 2:8, Revelation 14:14-20, 19:11-21,

-Return of Christ/Establishment of the Branch

+Deuteronomy 18:15, Psalm 2:6-9, 80:15-17, Isaiah 4:2-6, 9:6-7, 11:4, Zech 12:10, Isaiah 31:6, 41:2, 42:1-4, 66:18, Ezekiel 34:22-24, 37:23-24, Daniel 7:13-14, Amos 9:11, Zechariah 3:8-9, 6:13, Malachi 3:1-4, Matthew 24:27, Luke 1:32-33, Luke 21:27, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, Revelation 11:15,

-Judgment of Nations

+Joel 3:1-3, Obadiah 15, Micah 4:3, Matthew 13:41-42, Revelation 11:18,

-Gathered from Nations

+Psalm 107:2-3, 111:9, Isaiah 11:12, 14:1, 35:10, 43:5-7, 54:6-7, Jeremiah 3:18, 12:15-17, 30:8-9, 31:8, 32:37-40, Ezekiel 11:16-17, 20:41-43, 28:25-26, 34:13-16, 36:24-30, 39:25, Zechariah 10:10, Matthew 8:11-12, 24:31,

-Full Redemption

+Romans 11:26, Isaiah 27:9, Deuteronomy 12:2-3, 30:1-6, Psalm 50:15, 66:12, Isaiah 12:3 (John 7:37-38), Isaiah 30:19-22, 32:15, 45:17, Jeremiah 31:31-37, 32:8, Ezekiel 11:18-21, Obadiah 17, Zephaniah 3:11-13, Zechariah 9:11-12 (in reference to Matthew 26:28 as the Covenant), Zechariah 12:10-13:2, Ephesians 1:14,

-In One Day

+Isaiah 10:17, 10:20-23, 66:8-9, Ezekiel 36:33-36 (on the day), Zechariah 3:9, 9:16,

-Principalities and Powers Defeated

+Revelation 20:1-5, Isaiah 24:21-22, Psalm 2, Ezekiel 28:17, Matthew 8:29,

-Veil that Covers Nations

+The veil that covers the nations is their pride. It is ultimately put there by demons. The Church must wrestle those demonic powers to overcome them and break off the veil that blinds Israel, so that at Israel’s redemption the veil will be broken off of the nations.

+Isaiah 25:7, 54:3 (Genesis 9:27), Ezekiel 28:25, 35:23, 36:36, Daniel 7:11-12,

-Jesus Rules from Jerusalem and Zion

+Isaiah 2, Zechariah 14:16, Deuteronomy 11:12, 15:6, Psalm 48:1-3, 50:2, 65:1-3, 99:1-2, 102:21-22, 110:1-2, Isaiah 24:23, Jeremiah 31:5, Joel 2:32, Micah 4:1-2, Zechariah 8:1-3,

-Jeremiah 23:7-8

+Deuteronomy 7:14, Psalm 37:9-11, Isaiah 31:5, 16:14-15, Jeremiah 16:14-15,

X. 1000 year reign

-World peace

+Isaiah 2:4, 60:17b, Daniel 7:21-22, Joel 3:10 (in reference to Isaiah 2:4)?, Joel 3:17, Micah 4:3, Zechariah 9:10, 14:11,

-Israel as Priests

+Genesis 33:10, Deuteronomy 18:2, Exodus 19:6, Deuteronomy 4:6, 17:8-13, Joshua 4:24, Psalm 18:43, Isaiah 12:4, 14:2b, 55:5, 60:1-3, 60:12, Ezekiel 37:26-28, Zechariah 3:4 (Joshua being a symbol of priestly Israel), Zechariah 8:13, 8:23,

-Redemption of Nations

+Deuteronomy 32:43, Psalm 9:20, 22:27-28, 47:7-8, 79:10, Isaiah 52:15, Psalm 86:9, 94:10, 96:7-9, 98:2-3, Isaiah 2:2-3, 10:13-14, 18:7, 26:9b, 45:22-24, 51:4-5, 56:4-8, Ezekiel 37:28, Daniel 7:14, 7:27, Amos 9:12, Zechariah 2:11, 8:20-22, 14:16, Malachi 1:11, 1:14, Romans 11:11-15,

-Church as Spiritual Rulers

+Isaiah 32:1, Jeremiah 23:4, Daniel 7:18, Zechariah 14:5b, John 1:51 (with reference to Zechariah 3:8-10 & Genesis 28:12), Romans 8:18-21,

-First Resurrection

+Revelation 20:4-6, Psalm 17:15, Daniel 12:13, 1 Corinthians 15:23, 15:42-44, 15:50-53, Philippians 3:10-11, 3:20-21, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, Revelation 20:4-6,

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