Understanding the End Times takes an in-depth look at the context for how God’s ultimate intention will be fulfilled at the end of the age. Studying the end times is important because it: helps prepare us for what’s coming; gives us motivation to seek the Lord with all of our hearts and live completely for Him; inspires us to repent and overcome; guards our hearts from offense at God; keeps us from deception; gives us faith and confidence; and equips us to be a prophetic voice and intercessor. This class is divided into four parts. Part 1 – Scoffers and Doctrines of Demons looks in detail at modern-day eschatological errors, such as Preterism and the Seven-Mountain Mandate, which are becoming increasingly popular in the Charismatic Church. Part 2 – Israel, Islam, and the Revived Roman Empire details the importance of Israel in the study of the end times. In Part 2, we also look in great detail at Daniel’s Seventy Week Prophecy, which is the backbone of all end-time prophecy (Dan. 9:24-27). We also look at the final worldwide empires and how Islam fits into the equation. Part 3 – God’s Ultimate Intention Fulfilled looks at how God’s ultimate intention will be fulfilled in a people. We will look in detail at Revelation 12, Revelation 14:1-5, and Revelation 19:7. These three passages detail how the bride of Christ will be made ready in phases. We will also take a fresh look at the rapture and challenge some faulty beliefs about this controversial but vital topic. Part 4 – Increasing Birth Pains & the Day of the Lord details some specific signs indicating Jesus’ return is near. These are false teachers deceiving the church; wars and rumors of wars; extreme weather, famines, and earthquakes; tsunamis; a surge of lawlessness, riots, and anarchy; racial tensions escalating; the love of most growing cold; the gospel of the kingdom preached in all nations; false prophets deceiving God’s people; the nations living at ease during the greatest time of prosperity in history; heterosexual and homosexual promiscuity increasing; unusual diseases and plagues, such as the coronavirus; a form of godliness without power; an inability to endure sound doctrine; an influx of popular but false teachers who compromise the truth and tickle the ears of their listeners; and an increase in travel and knowledge. Finally, we conclude Part 4 with the gloriously good news of God’s kingdom coming to the earth in fullness. Known by scholars as the Millennial Kingdom, this is the 1000-year reign of Jesus and His bride on the earth. During this time period, Jerusalem will become the praise of the earth and the glory of Jesus will cover the nations as the waters cover the sea.