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5 Coming Cataclysmic Events – Lesson 1
August 22, 2021

5 Coming Cataclysmic Events – Lesson 1

August 22, 2021

 

Revelation 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Revelation 1:2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

Revelation 1:4 ¶ John to the seven churches that are in Asia: ¶ Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,

Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. ¶ To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Revelation 1:6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

Revelation 1:8 ¶ “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Verse 3 – blessing to those who read and keep this prophecy

Verse 3 – the time is near

Verse 4 – written to the churches

Luke 21:5–19 ESV “21:5 ¶ And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said,

21:6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

21:7 And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

21:8 And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them.

21:9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.”

21:10 ¶ Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

21:12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake.

21:13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness.

21:14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer,

21:15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.

21:16 You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death.

21:17 You will be hated by all for my name’s sake.

21:18 But not a hair of your head will perish.

21:19 By your endurance you will gain your lives.”

Genesis 6:1-8, 7:16

2 Peter 3:1–18 ESV “3:1 ¶ This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,

3:2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,

3:3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.

3:4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”

3:5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God,

3:6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.

3:7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

3:8 ¶ But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

3:11 ¶ Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,

3:12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!

3:13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

3:14 ¶ Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

3:15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,

3:16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

This is what I want you to keep in mind as we go through this series:

1.  What is God’s ?

2.  What is my ?

We must answer the question, “What is the Lord’s by the world to continue in the direction it is going?”

First, He is bringing  to all of His creation. 

Genesis 3

Isaiah 9:6–7 

1 Peter 1:18–23

Second, He is giving many a.  

Genesis 6:3 

Finally, He is bringing .  

Genesis 6:5–7 

2 Peter 3:4–6

Deuteronomy 9:4–5 

Leviticus 18:24–30

Here is the key to what will unfold in the near future. 

to those in Christ.

1Thessalonians 4:13-18

to those who not being faithful.

Luke 12:41-48 

James 4:17 

to the lost.

Revelation 20:11-14 

What is a cataclysmic event?

Cataclysmic is a and event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition.

broadly : an event that brings .

What is the first cataclysmic event that will affect the world and the church?

Continual of Society.

Genesis 6:5-6 

Matthew 24:36-39 

2Timothy 3:1-8

Departure of the from the .

1 Timothy 4:1–3 

Galatians 1:6–10 

Revelation 3:14-22 

Romans 12:1

Ephesians 2:1-10 

Notice all of the “I”s in the church at Laodicea.

I am .

I am.

I need .

Christ said, 

Matthew 5:3-13 

What must the church ?

Revelation 3:19 

1.  Do not get by the , of the world.  

Matthew 5:13–16 

1 John 2:15-17

2.  Look at your spiritual life and see if you have become

Romans 13:11–14 

3.  Do not of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Romans 1:15–17 

4.  Be the Lord.

Hebrews 9:27 

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