God's Plan for Jerusalem


GOD'S PLAN FOR JERUSALEM
FIVE PROPHETIC PEAKS
"O LORD, revive Thy work in the midst of the years.
In the midst of the years make it known.
In wrath remember mercy
"
(Habakkuk 3:2+)

SEGMENTS OF TIME

AT LEAST 2000 YEARS

SEVEN YEARS

1000 YEARS

??? FOREVER
AND EVER
AMEN.
PROPHETIC
PEAK #1

Jerusalem destroyed by Babylon 586 BC
PROPHETIC
PEAK #2

Jerusalem destroyed
by Rome 70 AD
PROPHETIC
PEAK #3

Jerusalem sacked by Gentiles/Saved by Messiah at end of 70th Week
"Jehovah will go forth and fight against those nations" Zec 14:3+
PROPHETIC PEAK #4
Jerusalem surrounded by Nations
at end of 1000 years Re 20:7-10+
No place found for earth & heaven
Re 20:11+
2Pe 3:10+
PEAK #5
New Jerusalem
After all passes away
 

THE CHURCH AGE

Daniel's 70th Wk
Seven Year Period often called "The Tribulation"  (click for chart)

Great Tribulation ends with return of Messiah as King of kings to defeat of Antichrist who is cast into Lake of fire at beginning of 1000 yr reign
Re 19:20+

 

All things new
Re 21:5+

Begins: Pentecost
Ends: Rapture of church
When is Rapture?
Most likely prior to Daniel's 70th Wk
1Th 4:13-18+

Antichrist makes firm
covenant w Israel for 7 years -
Temple rebuilt
Antichrist breaks covenant after 3.5 yr
Da 9:27+

Antichrist desecrates Holy Place in Temple - Abomination of desolation initiates
Mt 24:15+ begins
2 Th 2:3+ 
2 Th 2:4+ 

3.5 yr, 42 mo, 1260 days, time, times, and half a time
Called the
Great Tribulation 
Mt 24:21+
or 
Time of Jacob's Distress
Je 30:7+

Christ reigns from Jerusalem
David reigns over Israel
Saints reign with Christ
Re 20:4-6+
Zec 14:8+  living waters will flow out of Jerusalem
Zec 14:9+ the LORD will be king over all the earth
Zec 14:10+ Jerusalem will rise
Zec 14:11+ People will live in... Jerusalem in security. 
Zec 14:16+ all the nations... will go up to worship the King and celebrate the Feast of Booths.
Zec 14:20-21+

Heaven and earth passed away
Re 20:11+

New heavens
and New earth
Re 21:1+

Babylon
605-538 BC
Medo Persia
538-333 BC
Greece
333-63 BC
Rome
63 BC until
ca 476 AD
Revived Roman Empire
(What is it? Can't be dogmatic - many favor European Union when composed of 10 nations)
Messiah Reigns
1000 Years
Great White Throne Jdgmt
Re 20:11-15+

Eternity
Righteousness dwells
2Pe 3:13+

THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES
Begins = Babylon tramples Jerusalem underfoot
Ends =Jesus the Stone crushes Antichrist and all the Gentile powers at end of Daniel's 70th Week Da 2:34-35+, Da 2:44-45+, Re 19:17-21+
Time that parallels Times of Gentiles = This Age - Mt 24:3, 13:39-40,49, 28:20
Next Age = 1000 year reign = Messianic Age = Millennium = Visible Kingdom of God

Satan bound 1000 yr but released & deceives countless Gentiles to rebel one last time against the beloved city - devoured by fire & Satan cast into Lake of fire

Heavens pass away w roar & elements destroyed w intense heat & earth & works burned up

New Jerusalem
Comes down from God
Made ready as a bride adorned for her husband
Re 21:2+

 

THE LAST DAYS
Begins: Jesus' first appearance
He 1:2+, 2Ti 3:1+, 1Pe 1:20+
Ends: Jesus returns
Main point: We are living in the
Last Days

All the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.
Zec 12:1-3+
 I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle
Zec 14:1-3, 12-15+

Everything Holy to the LORD
Zec 14:20-21+

Unbelievers cast into Lake of fire
Re 20:15+

 

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, (2 Peter 3:11+)

Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless (2 Peter 3:14+)

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. (Titus 2:11-14+)

Beloved, what/Who you looking for will determine
what/Who you are living for!