The Apostle Peter said...
1 Peter 4:5 They (the Gentiles mentioned in 4:3) will give an account to Him (Christ) WHO IS READY TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.
1 Peter 4:7 But THE END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND...
If you don't believe Peter will you believe the Apostle John?
1 John 2:18 Little children, IT IS THE LAST HOUR; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, EVEN NOW MANY ANTICHRISTS HAVE COME, BY WHICH WE KNOW THAT IT IS THE LAST HOUR.
If you don't believe John will you believe the Apostle Paul?
(YLT) Acts 24:15 having hope toward God, which they themselves also wait for, that THERE IS ABOUT TO BE A RISING AGAIN OF THE DEAD, both of righteous and unrighteous; (Young's Literal Translation)
The Greek word MELLO is used in the original text and it means "TO BE ABOUT TO":
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and THEY WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR ADMONITION, UPON WHOM THE ENDS OF THE AGES HAVE COME.
The OUR in the verse above "upon whom the ends of the ages have come" does not include YOU! It includes Paul, Sosthenes and the Corinthians.
1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that WE WHO ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN UNTIL THE COMING OF THE LORD will by no means precede those who are asleep.
The WE in the verse above includes the writers (Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy) and the church of the Thessalonians. It does NOT include YOU unless you are a 1900+ year old member of the Thessalonian church!
1 Timothy 6:14 that YOU keep this commandment without spot, blameless UNTIL OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST'S APPEARING
The YOU in the verse above is Timothy.
If you don't believe Paul will you believe the Apostle James?
James 5:8 YOU also be patient. Establish your hearts, for THE COMING OF THE LORD IS AT HAND.
James 5:9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest YOU be condemned. Behold, THE JUDGE IS STANDING AT THE DOOR!
The YOU in the verses above are the 12 tribes of Israel who were scattered abroad...
James 1:1 James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, TO THE TWELVE TRIBES WHICH ARE SCATTERED ABROAD: Greetings.
Some would have you believe that the 10 northern tribes of Israel were lost but it appears that James knew where they were!
If you don't believe James will you believe the writer of Hebrews?
Hebrews 10:37 "FOR YET A LITTLE WHILE, AND HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME AND WILL NOT TARRY.
If you don't believe the writer of Hebrews will you believe the Prophet Daniel?
Daniel 12:1 "At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; AND THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book.
Verse 1 is talking about The Great Tribulation!
Daniel 12:2 AND MANY OF THOSE WHO SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH SHALL AWAKE, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Verse 2 is talking about The Resurrection of the Just & Unjust and their Judgment!
Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.
Compare the verse above to Matthew 13:43 which occurs at the END OF THE AGE according to Christ...
Matthew 13:43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
Do YOU Have Ears to Hear?
Daniel 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
Daniel 12:5 Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank.
Daniel 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "HOW LONG SHALL THE FULFILLMENT OF THESE WONDERS BE?"
Daniel 12:7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that IT SHALL BE FOR A TIME, TIMES, AND HALF A TIME; AND WHEN THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SHATTERED, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE FINISHED.
Verse 7 is talking about The Roman-Jewish War (66 - 70 AD) and the End of the Old Covenant/Jewish Age when the Jewish Temple and Jerusalem were COMPLETELY SHATTERED and over 1 Million Judeans were killed.
It is FINISHED!
If you don't believe Daniel will you believe John the Revelator whose prophecy came from GOD the Father who KNEW THE DAY AND THE HOUR?
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, WHICH GOD GAVE HIM to show His servants - THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY TAKE PLACE. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,
Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the TIME IS NEAR.
Revelation 1:4 John, TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES WHICH ARE IN ASIA:
Revelation was written to the 7 Churches of Asia Minor so it had to apply to them and it was important for them to understand.
The Book of Revelation was NOT written TO YOU but it was written FOR YOU and many others!
Revelation 7 & 14 mention the 144,000 from the 12 Tribes of Israel.
In the last verse of Chapter 6 after the 6th Seal had been opened the scripture states:
Revelation 6:17 For the GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH HAS COME, and who is able to stand?"
Revelation 7:1 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree.
Revelation 7:2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,
Revelation 7:3 saying, "DO NOT HARM THE EARTH, THE SEA, OR THE TREES TILL WE HAVE SEALED THE SERVANTS OF OUR GOD ON THEIR FOREHEADS."
Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND OF ALL THE TRIBES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WERE SEALED:
Revelation 14:4 Reveals that the 144,000 are FIRSTFRUITS which are the first Christians from the 12 Tribes of Israel.
Revelation 14:4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. THESE WERE REDEEMED FROM AMONG MEN, BEING FIRSTFRUITS TO GOD AND TO THE LAMB.
So how could this be referring to the WRATH of GOD in our FUTURE since the 144,000 FIRSTFRUITS were STILL ON EARTH and were SEALED (PROTECTED FROM GOD'S WRATH) after the 6th Seal had been opened?
Revelation 22:6 Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true." And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants THE THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY TAKE PLACE.
THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY TAKE PLACE does not mean 1,900+ years later and neither does QUICKLY.
Revelation 22:7 "Behold, I AM COMING QUICKLY! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
Revelation 22:10 And he said to me, "DO NOT SEAL THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND.
Compare verse 22:10 with what the prophet Daniel was told...
Daniel 12:4 "But you, Daniel, SHUT UP THE WORDS, AND SEAL THE BOOK until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
Daniel 12:9 And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, FOR THE WORDS ARE CLOSED UP AND SEALED TILL THE TIME OF THE END.
If Daniel’s message was to be SEALED because it belonged to a time over 500 years away, how can John’s message, which he was told NOT TO SEAL, belong to a time 1900+ years away?
Revelation 22:12 "And behold, I AM COMING QUICKLY, AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME, to give to every one according to his work.
Revelation 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, "SURELY I AM COMING QUICKLY." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
If you don't believe John the Revelator will you believe Jesus Christ?
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and THEN HE WILL REWARD EACH ACCORDING TO HIS WORKS.
Matthew 16:28 ASSUREDLY, I SAY TO YOU, THERE ARE SOME STANDING HERE WHO SHALL NOT TASTE DEATH TILL THEY SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN HIS KINGDOM."
Who was Jesus speaking to?
Answer: HIS DISCIPLES - Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to HIS DISCIPLES, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Matthew 24:30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 24:31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 24:34 ASSUREDLY, I SAY TO YOU, THIS GENERATION WILL BY NO MEANS PASS AWAY TILL ALL THESE THINGS TAKE PLACE.
Answer: Tribulation, Christ's 2nd Coming in his Kingdom, the Resurrection, Judgment and the End of the Age.
Who was the "YOU" Jesus was speaking to?
Answer: THE DISCIPLES - Matthew 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, THE DISCIPLES came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
BELIEVE GOD, the SON of GOD, the APOSTLES and the PROPHETS!
Full Preterism is the belief that all prophecy has been fulfilled.
I first heard of it 20 years ago but refused to look at it because it was so different than any thing I had heard before.
I invite you to take a serious look at it and you will understand the Bible better than you ever have!
Some scriptures are hard to understand and people have different opinions about their meanings. This is true for Dispensationalists, Amillenialists, Post Millenialists as well as for Full Preterists. Keep that in mind when you do your research. Here's a good place to start your research: