Rccg Sunday School Manual For August 15, 2021 Topic – End Time Prophecies
TOPIC: End Time Prophecies
OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to prepare for the Lord’s second coming. Do not let me perish with the world.
MEMORY VERSE: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” – 2 Peter 3:10
BIBLE PASSAGE: Isaiah 13:6-22 KJV
6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: The event usually referred to as “the end of the world” (eschaton) is described in 2 Peter 3:10 This is the culmination of a series of events called “the day of the Lord,” The Bible has a lot to say about the end times. Nearly every book of the Bible contains prophecy regarding the end times. Taking all of these prophecies and organizing them can be difficult. Following is a very brief summary of what the Bible declares will happen in the end times.
TEXT REVIEW: ISAIAH 13:6-22
Isaiah 13:6-22 described the nature of events which will surround the day of the lord. For instance, vs. 6 of the text indicates that the day shall come with the destruction from the Almighty. It spoke further on the fainted hand and the melted hearts. There are some event that will accompany the day of the lord.
Activity: Teacher to identify any five characteristics of the days of the lord as indicated in the biblical text for the lesson.
LESSON OUTLINE 1: FROM RAPTURE TO THE GREAT TRIBULATION
i. “rapture” is the removal of all born-again believers from the earth (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54).
ii. After the rapture, the born again believers will receive rewards for the good and faithful services which were rendered to Christ during their stay on earth (1Corinthians 3:11-15; 2Corinthians 5:10).
iii. True believers will not lose eternal life for not rendering service as required but they will lose their rewards. 1Cor. 3:13-15.
iv. The next event is the manifestation of the antichrist when he will sign a agreement with Israel for seven years, which is known as “the tribulation”. (Daniel 9:27).
v. During the tribulation, there will be terrible wars, famines, plagues and natural disasters. (Daniel 9:27).
vi. Half way of the seven years, the antichrist will break the peace covenant with Israel and make war against it with overspreading abomination which will make it desolate. Daniel 9:27
vii. The antichrist will set up an image of himself in the temple in Jerusalem and cause people to worship the image (Daniel 9:27); 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10).
viii. The second half of the seven year shall be period of “the great tribulation” which as not been seen since the beginning of the world. It is also referred to as the time of “Jacob’s trouble” (Matthew 24:21; Revelation 7:14; Jeremiah 30:7).
LESSON OUTLINE 2: THE MILLENNIAL REIGN TO THE END
i. After the seven-year tribulation, the Antichrist will launch a final attack on Jerusalem, through “the battle of Armageddon” (Revelation 16:16;19:19-20).
ii. The Lord Jesus Christ will return and destroy the Antichrist and his armies, and cast them ultimately into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:11-21).
iii. The Lord Jesus Christ will bind Satan in “the Abyss – bottomless pit” for 1000 years. Then Christ will rule His earthly kingdom for 1000 years. (Revelation 20:1-6)
iv. After the 1000 years of bondage of satan, he will be loosed again and he will deceive many and he will be cast into the lake of fire forever. (Revelation 20:7-9) .
v. Thereafter, Christ will judge the unbelievers on the great white throne judgement. All those who appear before the great white throne judgement will go to the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:10-15).
vi. Death and hell will also be cast into the lake of fire which is the second death. (Revelation 20:14).
vii. The Lord Jesus Christ will usher a new heaven and New earth, the new Jerusalem, the eternal dwelling place of believers. There will be no more sin, sorrow, or death. (Revelation 21-22)
CLASS ACTIVITY 1-2: Mention in order, series of event that would lead to the end of this world.
SUMMARY: The end is near.
CONCLUSION: The knowledge of this end time events is for believers to be well prepared.
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, save me to the end.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five things that will happen during rapture.