The Last Days
2 Corinthians 4:13 – “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written (Psalm 116:10), I believe, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe and therefore speak…..”
We believe that we are living in the Last Days, in which the final prophecies of the Bible are being fulfilled. While we do not know the day or the hour of the Return of Jesus Christ, we are told to watch and be ready. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead in Christ will be raised, and we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord will be caught up to meet Him in the air. This is known as the First Resurrection, or Rapture. The Rapture is followed directly by the Tribulation during which God deals primarily with His ancient people, Israel. This 7-year Great Tribulation will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon, which will be cut short by the Second Coming of Christ.
It is at this point that the Lord Jesus returns physically to earth, with His saints and Holy Angels, to make war against the Anti-Christ and the ungodly nations, and to establish His earthly Kingdom for one thousand years. Then, we believe, every eye shall see Him. During this thousand-year period, the Millennial Reign of Christ, Satan will be bound. At the end of the thousand years Satan will be loosed to deceive the nations for the last time. This short period of rebellious deception ends with the Great White Throne Judgment. Here Satan and his angels and all the dead whose names are not found in the Book of Life, both great and small, will be judged by Jesus Christ; they will be cast into the Lake of Fire. This is known as the Second Death.
Matthew 24:36 2 Timothy 3:1