NEW TESTAMENT PROPHECY
(40 - 110 AD)
This is a brief survey, a few bits and pieces, which are either new or important to the over all prophetic picture. (Parentheses are my comments.)
For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom
and there shall be famine pestilences and
earthquakes in divers places All these are but the beginnings of sorrows.
The love of many will wax cold, because iniquity shall abound.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached
to all the world. (Note that this is different from the gospel about Christ)
For the elects sake those days shall be shortened,
otherwise there should be no flesh saved.
There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch
that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very
elect. (However they shall be so well informed that this is not possible.)
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall
the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her
light, and the stars shall fall from heaven
The sign of the Son of man coming in the clouds of
heaven with power and great glory.
Paul relates a long parable about a symbolic olive
tree (original Israel) which loses some of its branches
(unbelieving Jews and Israelites). In place of these
lost branches, branches from a wild olive tree (gentile
Christians) are grafted on to the original olive tree. At
the end (of the messianic period) the original branches
that have broken off (Jews, Judah) are grafted back in
through mercy and restoration. This will happen when
the "fullness of the Gentiles be come in." (The age of
the "Gentile Christians" will be approximately 2000 years
long, as was the age of "Jews" before them.)
Each (Christianity and Judaism) has had its chance. Each will have confronted its failures. Each will be reunited one to the other with mercy over all.
Let every man prove his own work
For every man shall bear his own burden.
Let him that is taught in the word communicate
unto him (God) that teaches in all good things.
Be not deceived; for God is not mocked: for
whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, bu
against principalities, against powers, against
the rulers of darkness of this world (the Power Elite)
Wherefore take unto you the full armour of
God, that ye may withstand the evil day.
Girt your loins about with truth, and have
on the breast plate of righteousness
And your feet shod with the preparation
of the gospel of peace.
and above all, take the Shield of Faith
the helmet of salvation, and the sword ofthe Spirit.
I Thesselonians 5:2
the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night.
I Thesselonians 5:8
But let us who are of the day, be sober.
I Thesselonians 5:14
Warn them that are unruly, comfort the
feeble minded, support the weak, be
patient toward all men.
I Thesselonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil.
I Thesselonians 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
II Thesselonians 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means:
For that day shall not come unless there
come a falling away (from God) first, and
that the man of sin be revealed. (Antichrist)
II Thesselonians 2:9
Even him, whose coming is after the work
of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.
II Timothy 3:2
Men shall be lovers of selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient
to parents, unthankful, unholy,
II Timothy 3:3
Without natural affection, truce-breakers,
false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers
of those that are good.
II Timothy 3:4
lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
II Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the
II Timothy 3:6
this sort are they which creep into houses and
lead captive silly women laden with sins.
II Timothy 3:7
Ever learning, and never able to come to the
knowledge of the truth.
II Timothy 3:13
Seducers shall become worse and worse, deceiving
and being deceived.
II Timothy 4:4
They shall turn their ears away, away from
truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
II Peter 3:3
There shall come in those days scoffers,
walking after their own lusts.
This concludes our brief survey of New Testament prophecy. The Revelation to John has been discussed elsewhere throughout this book.