The Greatest Event In The Entire Bible Just Might Surprise You

For starters, since God wrote the Bible, we might want to look and see if there is a single event mentioned more times than any other. If God did have a 'greatest event' would it be possible to figure it out by the sheer number of times it was mentioned? As it turns out, there is a single event in the Bible mentioned more times, by more people, than any other event from cover to cover. Care to take a wild guess at what it might be?
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In that day, God will be glorified in all the earth, and it will usher in 1,000 years of perfect peace and perfect rule on our earth.

“Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.” Daniel 7:22 (KJV)

Just for fun, I decided to Google the phrase “greatest event in the Bible”, and got some interesting results. John MacArthur says that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest event in the Bible, and he makes a compelling case. For the Christian, this is certainly true. But the Bible deals with a whole lot more than just Christians and Christianity. The Catholics say, predictably, that the ‘annunciation of Mary‘ is the greatest event. (rolling my eyes). If you were Jewish, you might say the greatest event in the Bible was the giving of the Law to Moses, or maybe the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt at Passover. The Bible is a big Book with lots of big events.

Now if we could ask God what He viewed as the ‘greatest event in the Bible’, what do you think He would say?

For starters, since God wrote the Bible, we might want to look and see if there is a single event mentioned more times than any other. If God did have a ‘greatest event’ would it be possible to figure it out by the sheer number of times it was mentioned? As it turns out, there is a single event in the Bible mentioned more times, by more people, than any other event from cover to cover. Care to take a wild guess at what it might be?

“Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.” Zechariah 8:3 (KJV)

The greatest event in the entire Bible is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. All through the Bible, in book after book, there is a Day and an event that happens on that Day so important that it is referred to as “in that day”112 times. The prophet Zechariah mentions the phrase 20 times, and is one of the most descriptive and informative books in the Bible on the Second Coming.

“And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.” Zechariah 14:4 (KJV)

Christians look at Jesus on the cross, and His rising from the dead 3 days later, as the greatest event because that is where we “get in”. But look at it from God’s perspective, it was the day His only begotten Son was executed between common criminals. Why would that be God’s favorite day? But at the Second Coming, God’s Son will receive the Kingdom He rightly deserves, and will reign from Jerusalem as the King over the whole world. That’s the Day that interests God the most.

In that day, God will be glorified in all the earth, and it will usher in 1,000 years of perfect peace and perfect rule on our earth. The Devil will be bound in chains, and the curse will be removed from off the earth and all it’s inhabitants. The Lord Jesus Christ will rule with “a rod of iron” in perfect righteousness.

“For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies. For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 66:12-16,22,23 (KJV)

For born again Christians, the Bible says that after we are taken out in the Rapture of the Church, we will return again with the Lord on white horses at the Battle of Armageddon that takes place at the Second Coming. It’s the greatest day in human history, and we get better than a ringside seat. We get to be part of it.

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:11-16 (KJV)

Now you know what the greatest day in the Bible is, and why God looks forward to it so much.

Are you ready for what comes next?

 

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
  • Cannot wait!!!!!!!!
    Glory be to God!!!!!!!

  • Arnold Zyffel

    It’s Saturday nite. Is that your sermon tomorrow Geoffery? I wanna be there!

  • Larry/vietnamvet1971

    I pray that my family is found Worthy to escape the tribulation & stand before the Son of Man and as we await we must be looking up, listening up for we are going UP…..Praise GOD that the Son of Man ( JESUS ) is coming to get us out of this Evil world age that is sputtering to the End.

    • There is only ONE WAY to escape the Tribulation, and that’s to be born again. We get taken out in the Rapture BEFORE the time of Jacob’s trouble.

      • Michael MD

        Geoffrey,
        I don’t know that much, but I do know the SECOND ADVENT (which includes the 1,000 year reign on earth with Jesus Christ sitting on David’s throne in Jerusalem) is probably the most prophesied and discussed EVENT in scripture.

        In their book, SCIENCE SPEAKS, Peter Stoner and Dr. Robert Newman, studied the probabilities of prophecies and Jesus Christ coming true. They were written approximately 1,000 (that number seems to pop up a lot) years apart by 7 different authors.
        Newman had a PhD from Cornell in Astro-Physics and Mathematics and Stoner taught Math and Astronomy.

        The Bible is the word of God. The test of infallibility is fulfilled prophecy. There are over 800 prophecies in the Bible regarding Jesus Christ – 300 already have come to pass at His 1st coming and over 500 more will come to pass at His 2nd coming.

        The mathematical probability of this happening is 1 in 10 to the 895th power. That 1 with 895 zeroes behind it! Think of it.!!

        So, when we say the Bible is the word of God, we speak of MATHEMATICAL CERTAINTY and SCIENTIFIC FACT!

        For instance, the Bible makes 48 prophecies about Christ’s 1st coming, TO ISRAEL, as their MESSIAH. The chances of this happening, written 400-2,000 years BEFORE He shows up is 1 in 10 to the 157th power. According to Newman, there aren’t that many electrons in the “known universe” (if you take Einstein’s relativity that the universe is 12 billion light years in every direction or until parallel lines meet).

        It is figured by calculating the number of atoms, then the number of atoms per square inch and multiplying it by 150 billion square light light years; it DOES NOT COME UP TO 157 zeroes, much less 895 zeroes!

        So…….the probability of just 48 prophecies of Christ coming to Israel, coming to pass RIGHT ON THE MONEY, tells me the Bible is the word of God and with 500 prophecies YET TO BE FULFILLED, THAT is the most important subject in the Bible!

        Now, when a person dies, they are in one of two places within about 1/6 of a second! If the God of the universe is that exact about prophecy, don’t you (ANYONE READING) think you should receive, by faith, Jesus Christ as your own personal Lord and Savior?

        • Pete

          Michael, it isn’t wise to try to “prove” the Bible. The Bible is to be accepted by faith, and only those with the Holy Spirit will understand it. When you say that it can be proven scientifically and you say things like “There are over 800 prophecies in the Bible regarding Jesus Christ – 300 already have come to pass at His 1st coming and over 500 more will come to pass at His 2nd coming”….you are effectively shooting us in the foot. Why?

          Because you are admitting that more than half of the prophecies concerning Jesus did NOT come true. From the scientific viewpoint, claiming that something WILL come true is not proof.

          • Michael MD

            The Second Coming HAS NOT HAPPENED YET. THEY WILL COME TO PASS WHEN THAT HAPPENS. how have I shot you in the foot? Your post makes absolutely no sense!
            Don’t you think I know “the just shall live by faith”? Rom 1:17; Gal 3:11, Heb 10:38! I’m giving you evidence to talk to some of your non believing friends, or relatives.
            The whole point is the Second Coming is The Most Focused Doctrine in Scripture, according to The Scripture!
            If you don’t like it, don’t read it; it’s a free country……..for a little while longer.

          • Michael MD

            That’s because the 500 are yet future! the first coming is not the second coming and the second coming is not the first coming. I don’t understand how I shot you (us) in the foot!?!??

            You must think all of them came together at the first coming. That means you’re an A-Millennialist and you are either reigning now or are bringing in the kingdom through your own efforts, right?
            Which means, then, that you believe the 1,000 year kingdom is spiritual and not physical.

            Since its been 2,000+ years since Calvary, you’re not doing too well. A-millennialism and Post-millennialism surviving for 2,000 years is a great mystery.
            If it wasn’t for Iwo Jima, Anzio, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Guam, Midway, Battan, Vietnam, Auschwitz, Belsen Belsen, Buchenwald, Treblinka, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, 60 million abortions since 1973 (just in the U.S), Isis, The Taliban, al-Qaeda and on and on and on, it ALMOST WOULD BE A “RESPECTABLE” POSITION!

            Or you believe the Church is the Kingdom of God; and it goes through Rome. Augustine’s infamous City Of God and Machiavelli’s The Prince set forth most clearly that the Church is the Kingdom of God; either way, you must believe a 1,000 year reign is “allegorical” and not “literal”.

            So…….back to your post, makes no sense at all. Your thinking has been seared with a hot iron. And if you don’t like to read other people’s posts, it’s a free country (for a little while longer), just don’t read it!

            So, in third grade English and ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING, 300 prophecies ON THE FIRST COMING HAVE COME TO PASS; 500 prophecies on THE SECOND COMING HAVE NOT COME TO PASS, unless you take the Bible allegorically; if so, go back and START AGAIN!

        • Pete

          Michael, whether they have all come to pass already or not is not the issue I am raising. FTR I personally DO think that Jesus has already fulfilled all of the OT prophecies concerning Himself. That doesn’t mean His second coming is past. I am talking about the OLD TESTAMENT.

          You say //I’m giving you evidence to talk to some of your non believing friends, or relatives.//

          This is what I am taking issue with. Saying that 500 of these prophecies are going to come to pass in the future, is not proof. You cannot prove something that hasn’t happened yet. And saying that only 300 of the 800 came to pass in the past is not proof because only 800 out of 800 already fulfilled, is proof of the perfect word of God. SCIENTIFIC proof. You are shooting us in the foot because you are opening up a point of criticism.

          Again, we cannot “prove” the word of God to unbelievers.

          • Michael MD

            I’m sorry, Pete, but you and I are on way, way different planets.

            Acts 1:3 says, “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by Many Infallible PROOFS, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God”.

            Just because something hasn’t happened YET, based on precedence and MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS, does not mean they won’t happen! You just don’t have faith they WILL HAPPEN!

            But, if your an A-millennialist, then you can’t believe the future of prophecy because it’s against what’s you’ve been taught, right?

            You are suppose to “Prove all things, hold fast that which is good”. I Thessalonians 5:21.

            I just gave you statistics on the probability of 300 prophecies on Christ’s first advent and how that is evidence (many infallible proofs) He came; you’re worried that the other 500 may not come to pass, so you blame me for shooting people in the foot, when, all along, you’re the problem!

        • Pete

          Michael,

          //Just because something hasn’t happened YET, based on precedence and MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS, does not mean they won’t happen! You just don’t have faith they WILL HAPPEN!//

          Perhaps I am not making myself clear. I 100% agree that Jesus was the Messiah, God in the flesh the savior of the world and my personal savior. I am saved by grace and faith, not of works. You aren’t really reading what I write.

          I am making the point that we can’t PROVE THE BIBLE to unbelievers by saying that Jesus fulfilled prophecies, when we admit openly that 500 of the 800 prophecies about Him He still has not fulfilled. If I was to tell my wife I love her, and she says prove it by spending $1000 on her, and I spend $400 instead….have I met her approval of proof?

          Also you seem to be a guy who can spout a lot of talking points about other views, but as usual you probably have never really sat down for yourself and TALKED to anyone who doesn’t agree with you. Your pastor might have told you all this stuff, but these statements you make about me are incredibly ignorant (and arrogant). I will address them if you have the patience to listen. And if you have an open mind. Otherwise I don’t see why we should discuss:

          //You must think all of them came together at the first coming. That means you’re an A-Millennialist//

          Why? What does believing that Jesus 100% fulfilled all of the law and the prophets (Mat 5:17) mean I am an a-millennialist automatically? Are there only specific views?

          //you are either reigning now or are bringing in the kingdom through your own efforts, right//

          Well, Jesus is reigning now, and we are seated in heavenly places in Christ (Eph 2:6). That’s present, not future. So why don’t YOU explain what that means if you don’t think so. And no post-millennial person has EVER said we are bringing in the kingdom “through our own efforts.” That’s nonsense. JESUS is putting down all enemies.

          Are you doing things for the Lord and for the kingdom? You should be.

          //Which means, then, that you believe the 1,000 year kingdom is spiritual and not physical.//

          Neither, it’s just not 1000 years and it has nothing whatsoever to do with “The Kingdom” promised to Israel. Show me a single verse in the Old Testament that says there is a future earthly kingdom of Messiah that last 1000 years. Go.

          //Since its been 2,000+ years since Calvary, you’re not doing too well.//

          Depends on how you look at it. Since Jesus left earth the church has added 100s of millions, if not billions, of beleivers. So……that’s growth.

          //A-millennialism and Post-millennialism surviving for 2,000 years is a great mystery.//

          Kind of like “shortly come to pass” (Rev 1:1) and “Behold, I come quickly” really means 2000+ years, huh?

          //If it wasn’t for Iwo Jima, Anzio, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Guam, Midway, Battan, Vietnam, Auschwitz, Belsen Belsen, Buchenwald, Treblinka, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, 60 million abortions since 1973 (just in the U.S), Isis, The Taliban, al-Qaeda and on and on and on, it ALMOST WOULD BE A “RESPECTABLE” POSITION!//

          I agree with you in a sense. Prior to WW1 and WW2, the church’s common teaching was POST-millennialism, not PRE. These 2 wars did a lot of damage to the view. That doesn’t make it right or wrong.

          //Or you believe the Church is the Kingdom of God; and it goes through Rome. Augustine’s infamous City Of God and Machiavelli’s The Prince set forth most clearly that the Church is the Kingdom of God//

          No, the church is IN the kingdom of heaven though. Again, show me why Jesus is not the king today. Biblically. Not the “take a look around!” excuse….BIBLICALLY. Tell my why God calls Jesus the king of heaven and earth and explain what that means.

          //either way, you must believe a 1,000 year reign is “allegorical” and not “literal”.//

          Correct, even if it was a literal 1000 years, it is past. And it’s just the martyrs. I don’t see anything in revelation 20 that says these 1000 years are the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Kingdom.

          And by the way….would you care to enlighten me as to why you think “allegory” is somehow WRONG, or less true, or less important to Christianity than non-allegory? The Bible is filled with allegory. In fact, most of what you and I hold dear as our salvation truths, is allegory. Do you realize that?

          • Michael MD

            The Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God are not the same, yet you continue to make them the same. The kingdom of God is defined in Romans 14:17 and is one you have to be born into (John 3).

            The Kingdom of Heaven is different ; you know why? Heaven and God are spelled differently. You believe 2 things that are different are the same? Sort of like the Old Testament and the New Testament; they’re different!
            God is not heaven and heaven is not God, unless you are a pantheist. So, here’s what we’ve found out; you are:

            1. A Pantheist
            2. A-Millennial
            3. That the world is getting better because Christ is here reigning. (Despite evidence it’s Not)
            4. You have not studied to show yourself “approved unto God, rightly dividing the word of truth”. (You don’t divide it anywhere)
            5. You don’t accept infallible proofs
            6. You don’t have faith that Jesus Christ is coming to take out the church before dealing 7 years with Israel
            7. You are your own authority, and as you accuse me, you will not listen
            8. You have no evidence or any way to prove the Bible is the word of God.
            9. You don’t believe the devil has any power and is, currently NOT INFLUENCING anything on earth.
            10. You believe in an impotent God for if His Kingdom Has been spreading here since Calvary, He is not winning!

            Other than that, you might have an argument on a point.

            I’m sure you have an ulterior motive to say the things you do and try to provoke people to waste their time dealing with you.

            Also, don’t worry about my Pastor; he’s a fine man and an excellent teacher and preacher. Just as you have learned from other people, all of us have, including myself. I’m not ashamed of that, at all; are you?

        • Pete

          //The Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God are not the same, yet you continue to make them the same. //

          They ARE the same. God has only ONE kingdom. I live in Ohio. My family is the Family of Pete, and it’s the Family of Ohio. Not 2 different families, just two different ways to describe the same family. This silly argument has been around since Darby in the 1800s because Darby couldn’t admit that Jesus clearly said His Kingdom was spiritual, and not a physical earthly kingdom alone. You have been blinded and sucked into a movement that refuses to believe what the Bible actually says, and is more enticed by a physical earthly kingdom. You are just like the Jews of Jesus’ day.

          //3. That the world is getting better because Christ is here reigning. (Despite evidence it’s Not)//

          Christ is in HEAVEN reigning, I never said He was here. You seem to think that until Christ is physically on earth, He isn’t really reigning over it. Is that what you believe? That Christ is only able to reign where He physically sits? You got a problem, then, because if He is going to sit on earth for 1000 years that means He is no longer reigning over heaven. Hmmm. Or, if a physical throne on earth is the requirement, where is Satan’s physical throne with Satan sitting on it? Oopsie.

          And it isn’t my business (or yours, frankly) what Jesus does with His kingdom or how long it takes Him to redeem the entire planet. He is reigning now, as He puts down all enemies, the last of which is death. (1Co 15:25). I cannot depend on my human wisdom to determine if things are getting better or worse. Even Solomon warned not to compare today with yesterday and assume that today is worse. We are fools to try to do that because we are biased. (Ecc. 7:10) and we do not see things as God does.

          //4. You have not studied to show yourself “approved unto God, rightly dividing the word of truth”. (You don’t divide it anywhere)//

          What do you think “dividing” means? (Hint: it doesn’t mean separating verses into groups.)

          //5. You don’t accept infallible proofs//

          Yes I do. I just don’t think they will work to “convince” unbelievers of anything. They don’t have the Holy Spirit I(1Co 2:14) so the message is foolishness to them. (1Co 1:18).

          //6. You don’t have faith that Jesus Christ is coming to take out the church before dealing 7 years with Israel//

          Right. I don’t believe this because I do not see the SCRIPTURE to prove it.

          //7. You are your own authority, and as you accuse me, you will not listen//

          This is just childish finger-pointing. I have answered all of your posts with Bible verses to back myself up. Including this one. Where have I not listened? Meanwhile you are the one flinging ad homs around (like amill, pantheist and what not)

          //8. You have no evidence or any way to prove the Bible is the word of God.//

          Not sure what you mean by this, but no, only our faith proves that the Bible is the word of God. Sadly there isn’t any way to show a blind unbeliever the truth, he needs the Holy Spirit before he can see anything. You still refuse to accept 1 Cor 1 and 2 in that regard, thinking haughtily that you can PROVE things scientifically to people. Too bad, because a smart atheist will tear you apart.

          //9. You don’t believe the devil has any power and is, currently NOT INFLUENCING anything on earth.//

          Right because the Bible clearly says Satan has been defeated, and his works destroyed, in many places. I don’t think you are going to a Bible and checking my sources so I won’t list them all here, just these: 1 John 3:8, Heb 2:14. The reason we have evil on earth is because PEOPLE are evil. Are you going to tell God “the devil made me do it”?

          //10. You believe in an impotent God for if His Kingdom Has been spreading here since Calvary, He is not winning!//

          I will ask one more time for you to explain what these verses mean, in your view:

          Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

          Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.

          Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
          Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

          I won’t hold my breath.

    • Rogelio R. Camba

      I believe that the most important event in every individual’s life and the most wonderful experience/ event that will come to pass as written in the Bible by the author and giver of life – Christ, the Messiah (YAHUWshua, our Saviour and our Eternal King of the Family in YAH) is when we see Him face to face in that time of immortal eternity of our Life in Him because we have worked out our complete salvation by our doing/obeying and choosing to receive His calling now,- “Many are called, but few choose to receive His calling”, thereby, individually each one of us to experience a resurrection of our mortal bodies to an immortal celestial body as our Saviour YAHUWshua has, being a part of His Body and His Family!Rejoice always! I say Rejoice in His Name, YAHUWAH,the Eternal Loving YAH of all Creation in Heaven and on Earth – our Father/Creator and Saviour of Mankind! AmaniYAH! AHleleouYAH1

      • Michael MD

        Why don’t you just say The Lord Jesus Christ? You keep saying YAHUWshua (Joshua/Jesus); what’s wrong with THE LORD JESUS CHRIST?

        You do believe HE is our great God and Savior, right? You believe HE is the ONLY “way, truth and life and no man comets to the Father, BUT BY ME”, right?
        You do believe, “But to him that WORKETH NOT, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his FAITH is counted formrighteousness”, right?

        Then Why don’t you just say The Lord Jesus Christ?

        • Pete

          Michael, case in point. You believe we come to the Father through faith in His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Correct? Do you realize how much of that belief is based upon ALLEGORY?

          – Jesus is a lamb, slain for our sins
          – Jesus is the good shepherd
          – Jesus died on the altar in the temple and His blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat
          – Jesus is our great high priest
          – The blood of Jesus washed us from our sins

          All of these things are literally true and 100% necessary for our VERY SALVATION.

          All of them are allegory.

          Explain to me again how “allegorizing” the scripture is somehow automatically wrong, or less true than physical literal things?

          God doesn’t seem to think so. In fact God called the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament…literal, actual animals….a SHADOW of the real thing, which was Jesus Christ who was a man.

        • Michael MD,
          Thank you for the great comment about fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled prophecy. It was a real blessing brother and can be useful in witnessing.
          Blessings:-}

        • Pete

          Well, Mr. “MD” has scampered off….

    • Amen brother! What a day it will be!

  • Pete

    Couldn’t disgaree more. The death of Jesus and His resurrection is the most important thing ever. Without that work, nothing else matters, whether you are Jew or Gentile. Your “millennial reign” theory is a man-made scam that will never happen. The Bible clearly says Jesus is King right now because of His death. Phil 2:8-9. Read that? BECAUSE of His death God has highly exalted Him. There is not a thing in scripture that says the thousand year reign of the martyrs is the Kingdom of heaven.

    • Well, the Bible seems to DISAGREE with you on that – “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a THOUSAND YEARS. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the THOUSAND YEARS were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a THOUSAND YEARS. And when the THOUSAND YEARS are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,” Revelation 20:4-7 (KJV)

      • Pete

        Right Geoffrey, that is a perfect description of the thousand year reign of the martyrs. It isn’t a description of the kingdom length of Jesus. His reign is everlasting (2 Peter 1:11, Dan 2:44, 2 Sam 7:13-16, Psa 145:13). Revelation 20 never says that is the length of the reign of Jesus Christ, nor that this is His reign on earth, nor that this is the kingdom promised to Israel. All of that has been fabricated by people.

        • carson

          ?
          Do you read one verse or a passage of verses and stop there?
          1,000 year reign of Christ on today’s earth then new earth and heavens are made. His reign never ends yes.
          Zech 14, rev 2:27, rev 20.. the nations will be ruled by Christ and His own with a rod of iron and 1,000 years is the time span then satan released and the last of the unredeemed run off with the devil and are destroyed and then new heaven and earth, nowhere did Christ’s reign end after the 1,000 years simply a new heaven and earth are made wherein only dwell the righteous in Christ.

          • Pete

            carson, the argument made and the doctrine taught by the dispensationalists, is that the 1000 years in Revelation 20 IS the kingdom of Jesus Christ, the one promised to Israel, and prophesied about throughout the old testament. But no verse anywhere in scripture once states that the kingdom will last 1000 years. And neither does Revelation 20. It just says the martyrs reign with Christ 1000 years.

            Stating that the martyrs reign WITH Jesus a thousand years, is not at all the same as stating that the reign of Jesus lasts a thousand years. But people claim that it’s the same thing. And meanwhile, no scripture says that.

            Go read up on the “rod of iron” reference in the Bible. Don’t assume it means what you think. You might be surprised at what it means.

        • Pete,
          Geoffrey gave you the scripture that he believes says what you asked for. You don’t believe it does. Ok. We get it. You have every right to be wrong if you choose to. And you are you know 🙂
          MARANATHA!!

          • Pete

            Thanks Edwitness, I would love for you to explain what all of the verses mean in scripture that clearly say Jesus is reigning right now as King of kings and Lord of lords. What is your take on it?

          • Pete

            ed, anything? Anyone? Anyone?

    • Pete – if Jesus is king right now, then he is not very powerful….and about that iron scepter he is supposed to rule with?? It aint workin’.
      Satan is the god of this world, until Jesus throws him and all those who hate him in the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of God almighty.

      • Pete

        Sola, Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.

        What does “prince of the kings of the earth” mean, Sola?

        How about Eph 1:20 where it says God “raised [Jesus] from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come”

        What does this mean?

        • Pete why are you on this blog? You don’t agree with much on here, I always see you argue, why do you stay? It’s clear you will not convince the folk on here into your way of thinking, why not move on and find a blog that suits your beliefs. This is not a mean spirited question, I’m honestly just saying why do you read this site IF you are always arguing with Geoff and his readers?

          • Pete

            Leigh, because I believe there are a lot of bad doctrines around today, and I am offering an opposing view for those who have questions about these beliefs that are so prevalent in the church. Of course I won’t convince Geoffrey or others but they should be held accountable for their words. Especially if they act as teachers or prophets. I should be held to the same standard of course. I am hoping that it will cause people who have questions, to go an look for the answers and study hard and prove these things, whether they are true or not. There’s way to much ear-tickling going on.

            Thanks for asking.

      • jonathan

        i believe jesus is very powerfull right now, he is reigning now in the throne of david in heaven, all his enemies are dead ( and if they didnt bow down to jesus they went to hell) and all the enemies today if they dont repent and accept jesus are in real problem and going to the same place, you ask about the iron scepter well he has the keys of hades and death, the only enemy that christ is not defeat yet is death and in christ we will , by the rapture or resurection, so i ask you why you say he is not very powerful, because satan is defeat , all his host are defeat in the cross

      • Pete

        Sola, still waiting for you to explain to me what “prince of the kings of the earth” means in Rev. 1:5. And it isn’t FUTURE, it’s right now, according to the explicit testimony of the Apostle John, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

        • What does it mean when Paul calls Satan the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air? Look at this planet – it is full of occultism and wickedness. Jesus is above all and over all, but he has given this planet over to the sin we chose, unless we turn our hearts to him.
          The dispensationalists have it correct – the 1000 year reign is literal and occurs after Rev. 19:11 etc., but honestly, I don’t really care about arguing over it because no one ever changes their mind with these kind of debates.

          • Pete

            Thanks for responding, I respect your desire not to argue but perhaps it will help others who are reading to see the back and forth. And perhaps each of us can learn something. You might be able to strengthen your own position, as will I.

            Paul never called “Satan” the god of this world. He just refers to “the god of this AGE” in 2 Cor 4:4 and that’s important. He wasn’t talking about the planet, the earth. He was talking about the AGE. And that in NO WAY means that Jesus has given the planet over to Satan. That’s ridiculous. Why would God say over and over that Jesus is higher than all power and authority in heaven and earth, in this age and the age to come – very clearly – and then people just wipe out what God clearly says because they don’t understand 2 verses that are kind of strange and hard to understand? I don’t get it.

            What Paul meant was people can serve the god of this age. Just like people can make their appetites their god (Phl 3:19) or wooden idols their god (Exo 20:3, Exo 32:4) or even take on the gods of the world around them (Deu 28:64) and worship idols (1 John 5:21). That doesn’t mean Jesus RECOGNIZES that authority and it certainly doesn’t mean Jesus GAVE SATAN that authority.

            Nor has Jesus given the planet over to sin! He came to save the planet!! What do you think the cross was for? I am flabbergasted by that comment.

            The millennium is one of the worst doctrines ever concocted by man. They take 6 verses in Rev 20 and create this WHOLE kingdom out of it, when nothing about any kingdom of Jesus on earth, with near-perfect conditions, is ever stated, not once.

            You say “Look at this planet – it is full of occultism and wickedness”. I look at this planet and then I read the BIBLE. Which one are you going to believe? You can take it up with Jesus if you don’t think He is doing a good enough job in your estimation. I will just accept what He says. Oh, good luck with your criticism by the way. (You could have made this accusation at any time in history, by the way…why don’t you ask God why He created Satan in the first place? I don’t understand God’s sovereign will anymore than anyone else. I don’t question it though.)

            And by the way, the world is also full of believers, the love of God, and good works.

          • I believe the King James Version of the bible, which calls Satan the god of this world in the verse you reference…and he is called that by Paul for the reasons mentioned above. Read my article on why your new age bible comes directly from the RCC and their occult friends. Your arguments burn to the ground when you use a false bible with new age terminology woven into it. They must be dismissed out of hand. I look forward to the day when the god of this world is bound, and I patiently await the return of Christ and the 1000 year reign On the earth, where Jesus will rule with a rod of iron, and if you are what I think you are, that rod will fall on you.
            Do you recall when Satan said he’d give Jesus all the kingdoms of this world? Please note that Jesus didn’t tell him that he didn’t have that authority. Hmmm. We gave the kingdom to him. We had dominion over all the earth , under God’s loving hand…until we disobeyed him and chose to follow Satan….as those who wrote your bible did. I pray you are smart enough to get a bible written by 47 of the most brilliant men alive at the time, all of whom checked and cross checked each other….unlike the two occultist Catholic leaning apostates who wrote the Greek under pinning your bible.

            The woods are lovely, dark and deep….but I’ve got promises to keep…..

          • Pete

            Sola…one other thing to consider. God has never FORCED anyone to worship Him. He gives people free will, which is why He is graciously calling and ushering people into His kingdom the way He always has. He will win. It just won’t happen overnight. That’s not how God works, I don’t think. He is a “process God”. And I don’t see that God is ever going to force people to worship Him in the future, either. That doesn’t mean they will get away with it. If they don’t bow down….they will end up in the lake of fire in the end.

          • I agree with that…and I think I pegged you wrong. You use a bad bible version but you seem sincere. And yes he does win, and here http://followingjesuschrist3.com/2014/12/28/hell-and-the-wrath-of-god-almighty-what-do-the-scriptures-say/is how it will go down:

          • Pete

            Wow, seems I have made you very mad with my claims that Jesus is King of kings. I wonder why that is?

            I read the same Bible you do, King James version. Unlike you, I recognize that the original language was not English, and the word “world” is translated out of 4 different Greek words….kosmos (world system), oikoumenē (local world, usually Rome… “all the world” was taxed by Ceasar) gē (“land”) and aiōn (“age”). Very important that you distinguish these. Otherwise you are hopelessly confused, as you are.

            //Do you recall when Satan said he’d give Jesus all the kingdoms of this world? //

            Yes. I believe Satan was lying. He lied the entire time he spoke to Jesus as he tempted him. Jesus did not agree with Satan either. If you think Jesus agreed with Satan, then Jesus went 100% contrary to the Word of God, which is impossible:

            Dan 4:17 …the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

            God is in control of this world, not the devil. If you hate to hear that, perhaps YOU are of the devil.

  • shawn

    I cannot wait. Hopefully it will be tonight!!!

    • Amen 🙂

      • “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic”

        Mine eyes have seen the glory
        Of the coming of the Lord
        He is trampling out the vintage
        Where the grapes of wrath are stored
        He has loosed the fateful lightening
        Of His terrible swift sword
        His truth is marching on

        I have seen him in the watch-fires
        Of a hundred circling camps
        They have builded him an altar
        In the evening dews and damps
        I have read his righteous sentence
        By the dim and flaring lamps
        His day is marching on

        Glory, glory, hallelujah
        Glory, glory, hallelujah
        Glory, glory, hallelujah
        His truth is marching on

        I have read a fiery gospel
        Writ in burnish’d rows of steel
        As ye deal with my contemptors
        So with you my grace shall deal
        Let the hero, born of woman
        Crush the serpent with his heel
        Since my God is marching on

        He has sounded forth the trumpet
        That shall never call retreat
        He is sifting out the hearts of men
        Before His judgment-seat
        Oh, be swift, my soul
        To answer him be jubilant, my feet
        Our God is marching on

        Glory, glory, hallelujah
        Glory, glory, hallelujah
        Glory, glory, hallelujah
        His truth is marching on
        His truth is marching on

        • Pete

          Kim, this is a post millennial song. Why is it all written in past tense? Because Jesus has already won the war. Through His death and resurrection.

          You guys just don’t get it. The death of Jesus was the victory. If that’s hateful of me to say…well…I don’t understand. I am sad.

          • Bible Verses About Jesus Second Coming
            Bible verses related to Jesus Second Coming from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

            – Sort By Book Order

            Revelation 1:7 – Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

            Hebrews 9:28 – So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

            1 Thessalonians 5:2 – For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

            Titus 2:13 – Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

            Revelation 19:11-16 – And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (Read More…)

            1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 – For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (Read More…)

            Matthew 25:31-46 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: (Read More…)

            Revelation 3:7-11 – And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; (Read More…)

            Matthew 24:1-51 – And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple. (Read More…)

            Matthew 16:27 – For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

            Matthew 24:36 – But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

            Revelation 1:1-6 – The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John:

    • Jonatha

      Pete, amen Jesus always had and has the control of the word, ” For by him were all things created ( including Satan ) , tha are in heaven , and that are in earth , visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions , or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is
      before all things , and by him all things consist” col 1:16,17

      His kingdom Is an everlasting kingdom, from eternity to eternity, how great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! Allelujah Jesus Is king of Kings!

      A lot of hyper dispen friends sem to worship Paul, they never talk about Jesus, Its always about Paul, never reads the gospels of Jesus, they always put down the ministry of Jesus and always lifts up the ministry of Paul, they think paul did have a different gospel than Jesus.

  • shawn

    Geoffrey: Why do you put up with Pete’s hateful comments? Why don’t you band him? He has yet said anything nice or constructive.

    • Because I am hopeful that one day he’ll let the Holy Spirit get a hold of him and teach him some Bible 🙂

      • Pete

        Thanks Geoffrey

    • John33

      Why do you wanna ban somebody just because you dont agree with it? I see him discussing the topics and bible thats a good thing!

  • shawn

    Thanks for the Amen Geoffrey.

  • John33

    Lol john mcarthur pffff! Isnt that the heretic teacher of the holy spirit without gifts?? Anyway good writing me personally see more events but ill keep that for myself!

    • Ha I was thinking the same thing about John McArthur hmm but I don’t judge I’ve been forgiven much so forgive a lot
      The trumpet soon be sounding , my ears are trained sharp on the shepherds voice
      One day every knee shall bow , every tongue confess
      We will be called and soon we will walk where the roses grow , run and not grow weary , our pain and tears will be wiped away and joy immeasurable will flow like a river from the thrown of grace woohoo Can I get a witness ?

    • JA

      No John MacArthur is a great pastor that teaches the Bible verse by verse… You must be thinking about someone else. I have learned alot from listening to his sermons and he preaches nothing but truth from the Bible… He was even scoffed at from so called biblical teachers for being ” too biblical”.. he even enjoyed that before. He is not an apostate..

      • JA

        *mentioned that before…. Not enjoyed… Typo

    • JohnC

      John MacArthur is a great Bible expositor and preacher. He is a cessationalist. I too believe that the Apostolic gifts have stopped. Jesus Christ is reigning right now and is completely in control of everything, even if it appears that He isn’t! He is already King of kings and Lord of lords.

      This is the type of article I enjoy reading! Keep this type of stuff coming, and less politics.

  • Marian

    Thank you for reminding us that, while the darkness is descending on this wicked world, we have a glorious future!!
    “Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight.”

  • Clay

    Pete, what bible are you reading? My Bible, the1611 Authorized KING JAMES with the Textus Receptus has exactly what you say doesn’t exist. You better rethink that, and search the scriptures in the KJV; or you don’t know the Truth.

    • Pete

      KJV

  • Jonathan

    Pete talks about amillenialims and partial preterism, rev 20: 4 is the more controversial verse of the bible, there are post millenialism and premillenialims

    • Pete

      Jonathan, what does this verse from Rev 1 mean? “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.” According to the KJV this says Jesus is ruler over the kings of the earth.

  • RobiMac

    AMEN!

  • avidtrober

    > Are you ready for what comes next?
    That’s our job!!! To be ready!!!

    “and his bride has made herself ready.” Rev 19:7

  • James young

    Anyone who sings the battle hymn of the republic is a liar you could not have seen him come in his glory. It hasn’t happened yet he has come in his humility & suffering but not his glory! Get saved and you will never sang that communist piece of trash again! The battle hymn of the republic is pure garbage!

    • In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
      With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.
      As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free*,[14]
      While God is marching on.

  • marlene

    I absolutely agree. Nothing is greater than the return of Jesus. It follows everything before it. Am I “ready”? If I can keep oil in my lamp.

  • Me again

    The same John MacArthur who Wrongly preaches and teaches (wrongly) that there is no punishment for taking the mark of the beast? That is the J.M. you are quoting?

    • JA

      Have u listened to his sermons.. I don’t know where your getting that info from…he preaches and teaches scripture verse by verse and word by word.. I have listened to all his messages involving the return of Christ and the rapture.. he has never said that about the mark of the beast ..

  • James young

    Christ was not born in the Lillie’s another big lie! He was born in a manger were a lamb is supposed to be born, because he is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world! Let us die to make men free, you fool you can’t free anyone by dying.

  • Amen Geoffrey to the word of God! Glory, Honor and all Praise to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, our one and only Savior Jesus Christ! Come quickly Lord Jesus, amen come.

    • Pete

      Grace, so you agree with me, by saying “Praise to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, our one and only Savior Jesus Christ!” So you agree that Jesus is reigning today over heaven and earth?

      • jonathan

        pete, i believe jesus is reigning rigth now, and when he appear (parusia) , he will give his throne to his father, “then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the father; when he shall put down all rule and all authority

  • Amen Geoffrey,
    He makes all things new. And there will be some fireworks first. I don’t get how some can believe the millennium is now. As God’s overall plan is playing out the god of this system (cosmos) is running that system. Just look at those who are in power. Seems pretty simple to me. None of this will happen during the 1000 year REIGN of Christ.
    MARANATHA!!

  • Question for all you rapture waiters, how many people did you tell about Jesus today? how many did you warn of hell?

    More End Time News At:
    http://www.shininginthedark.com/?page_id=9570

  • carson

    yes the greatest event.
    Interesting then…it’s not about the here now and the tent of the body (nor nations OF the world and fat wallets lol) as sooooo many are ‘bent’ towards and aim for and plan for and seek for and also do and think about all they can to save their skin over their bones as if that’s the all in all…
    But it’s about Christ!

    the second coming…does that also speak about the first coming then? So the second coming points to and includes the first coming and the first coming points to and includes the second coming.
    What are all the passages on Christ’s return and acts 1:11 as example.
    So no need to divide them and say the first is greatest or the second is greatest when the first leads to the second.

    It’s like the greatest gift ever given to the world is Christ but that doesn’t stop at the cross and resurrection only but eternal redemption in Christ goes on forever

  • jonathan

    pete, i believe jesus is reigning rigth now, and when he appear (parusia) , he will give his throne to his father, “then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the father; when he shall put down all rule and all authority and power” 1 Co 15:24 kjv

  • Greg

    Haven’t I said ye are gods, Old Testament, if your own scriptures say ye are gods why you marvel that say I’m the son of God, New Testament, both are Elohim is gods plural, do you not know the whole world is Angels in human bodies that apparently fell some more than others and God made himself a man and died to get his kids back, that’s what the world is for now, but the greatest thing in the bible and it’s what the whole world is designed for is to glorify God at the end, glory hallelujah

  • Michael MD

    GEOFFREY,
    I COMMENTED ON THIS AND POOF, IT JUST WENT AWAY! What’s the deal?

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