Signs Of Christ's Return By The Year 2000 (8 Of 26) by Stan Coffey

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Signs Of Christ's Return By The Year 2000 (8 Of 26)
Series: Issues of the 90's
Dr. Stan Coffey

INTRODUCTION: In 1988 many people placed their hope in the calculations contained in a book entitled a Reoa-so-s WNhy ei-l Return in 1988. When Jesus did not return on the given dates, all hope seemed to be lost. Jesus taught that we are not to set dates - Matthew 24:36, but He also told us that we are to watch for the signs. Paul said - "but ye brethren are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief" (1 Thess. 5:4). 1 believe that Christians need to know the many good scriptural reasons we have for believing that the 1990's are the last days. In the next two lessons we will look at a simple list of primary prophecies and the current events of the 90's that are fulfilling them and we will be reminded of the detailed picture given by Jesus of what the last days would be like. Although all of these prophecies have not reached their ultimate fulfillment some have and many show indications of trends which would tell us that their fulfillment may be very near.

A. The Prophecy
1. Ezekiel 36:24 - Israel will be gathered from among the heathen
2. Isaiah 11:11-12 - God will gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth
3. Amos 9:14-15 - God will plant Israel in their land and they shall no more be pulled up
B. The Fulfillment
1. Israel becomes a sovereign state - May 14-15, 1948
2. Israel became a sovereign state despite years of dispersion and tremendous opposition to this incredible prophetic development
3. Terrorism against the Jewish state continues to be a reality but in spite of it Israel has become one of the most powerful nations in the world

A. The Prophecy
1. Luke 21:24 - "Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."
B. The Fulfillment
1. On June 7, ...

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