Understanding End Times: The Main Characters

The End Times series can be found HERE. The main characters of any saga can make or break a story. The main characters of the end times are impactful, and this story is all true.

MAIN CHARACTERS SERMON SLIDES

MAIN CHARACTERS SERMON

THE GOOD GUYS OF THE END TIMES

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 5:1

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Revelation 5:6

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Revelation 5:6

“Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.

Revelation 7:3-4

And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.”

Revelation 11:3-4

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”

Revelation 11:15

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.

Revelation 12:1-2

THE BAD GUYS OF THE END TIMES

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.

Revelation 12:3

The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.

Revelation 13:1

Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon.

Revelation 13:11

Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.

Revelation 12:4

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

Revelation 17:1-2

WHAT DOES THE FALSE PROPHET DO?

#1 – He directs people to worship the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:12)

#2 – He directs people to give their allegiance to the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:16)

#3 – He directs people to give their livelivhood to the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:17-18)

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO IDENTIFY A FALSE TEACHER:

#1 – What does this teacher say about Jesus? (Matt. 16:15-16; 1 John 2:22-23)

#2 – Does this teacher preach the gospel? (1 Corin. 15:1-4; Galatians 1:9)

#3 – Does this teacher practice what they teach? (Matt. 7:15-20)

BIG TAKEAWAY:

We must put God’s truth above public opinion and personal preference.

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