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RETURN TO SYLLABUS

MASTER TIMELINE OF CHRIST’S SECOND COMING

HADES (SHEOL) – LUK 16:19-31

DEAD NON-BELIEVERS IN TORMENT
Old Testament Times

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=A= sin judged on the cross Gal 3:13                                =1= Jesus’ resurrection
             Abraham’s Bosom moved to Paradise Eph 4:9                               PARADISE

                                                                                           DEAD O.T. SAINTS
             LIVING JEWS                         LIVING GENTILES

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BELIEVING

=2= RAPTURE

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BELIEVING

=B= Self-judgment
1Cor 11:31 Heb 12:7

=2= RAPTURE

ACTIVITIES IN HEAVEN

=C=
Judgment Seat of Christ
Rom 14:10
2Cor 5:10

Marriage Supper of the
Lamb
Rev 19:7-10

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144,000 Jewish
Witnesses
Rev 7:1-8
Rev 14:1-5
=D= Judgment on
the nation of
Israel
Psa 50
Eze 20:33
Mal 3:2 Mal 4:1

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A Great Multitude of New Gentile Believers
(Many Martyred)

 

 

Dan 12:1-3 Rev 20:4-6
Old Testament
Saints Resurrected
to the Judgment Seat 

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All non-believers die

BATTLE OF
ARMAGEDDON
BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON 2nd coming of Christ
with saints
Rev 19:11-16
Satan bound
Rev 20:2

New Non-
believing
Jews

Anti-christ & False Prophet in Lake of Fire

New
Non-believing
Gentiles

=4= Resurrection
Change

=E= Judgment of Nations Mat 25:31-46

30 day clean- up
Dan 12:11-12
45 days to
establish kingdom

=4= Resurrection
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Judgment Seat of Christ
Continues

SATAN LOOSED A
SEASON Rev 20:7
GOG-MAGOG WAR
Rev 20:8

Fire from Heaven
1Pet 3:10

=5= Resurrection of all Non-believing dead to the
=F= Great White Throne Judgment Rev 20:11-15

Satan cast into the
Lake of Fire
Rev 20:10

=G= Judgment of Angels
Mat 25:41 2Pet 2:4 Jude 6
Rev 20:10

ETERNITY IN THE
LAKE OF FIRE FOR
ALL NON-BELIEVERS

ETERNITY WITH GOD
FOR ALL BELIEVERS IN A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH

 

Rev 21-22

REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING
LESSON #02
UNDERSTANDING THE MASTER TIMELINE CHART

  • THIS IS A CHART WE WILL USE FOR OUR STUDY OF REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST. YOU WILL WANT TO KEEP IT CLOSE BY THROUGHOUT YOUR STUDY. IT IS A VISUAL WAY TO RELATE TO TIME COORDINATED WITH PEOPLE AND EVENTS.
  • THIS CHART WILL ANSWER MANY QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST. SUCH QUESTIONS AS:
    • WHO
      • WHO IS INVOLVED IN CERTAIN EVENTS?
    • WHAT
      • WHAT ARE THE EVENTS THAT WILL OCCUR?
      • WHAT HAPPENS TO CERTAIN PEOPLE IN THESE EVENTS?
    • WHEN
      • WHEN IN TIME WILL THESE EVENTS OCCUR?
    • WHERE
      • WHERE WILL THE EVENTS OCCUR, UNDER THE EARTH, ON EARTH, OR IN HEAVEN?
  • THE DESIGNATION OF TIME (FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM)
    • ON THE CHART, TIME PROCEEDS FROM THE TOP OF THE CHART TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CHART.
      • THEREFORE, THE CHART BEGINS IN OLD TESTAMENT TIMES AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND PROCEEDS THROUGH 5 MAJOR TIME PERIODS: THE OLD TESTAMENT TIME, THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH AGE, THE TRIBULATION PERIOD, THE MILLENNIUM PERIOD, TO ETERNITY FUTURE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
      • THERE ARE 5 MAJOR TIME PERIODS.
        • THE OLD TESTAMENT TIME AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE IS SET APART BY A BLACK SOLID HORIZONTAL LINE NEAR THE TOP OF THE PAGE.
        • THE NEW TESTAMENT TIME OF THE CHURCH AGE CONTINUES FROM THAT BLACK SOLID HORIZONTAL LINE NEAR THE TOP OF THE CHART TO THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH IN GREEN #2.
        • THE TRIBULATION PERIOD OF 7 YEARS MARKED BY A RED VERTICAL BAR ON THE LEFT. A THIN RED LINE DELINEATES THE PERIOD.
        • THE MILLENNIUM PERIOD OF 1,000 YEARS MARKED BY A MAGENTA VERTICAL BAR ON THE RIGHT.A THIN MAGENTA LINE DELINEATES THE PERIOD.
        • ETERNITY FUTURE SET APART BY A BLACK SOLID HORIZONTAL LINE NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE CHART.
  • THE DESIGNATION OF LOCATION (FROM THE LEFT TO THE RIGHT)
    • THE LOCATION OF EVENTS TO BE CONSIDERED OCCUR:
      • UNDER THE EARTH – THE GREY COLUMNS AT THE LEFT MARGIN OF THE CHART.
      • ON THE EARTH – AT THE BROAD CENTER OF THE CHART WHICH INCLUDES 4 GREEN COLUMNS OF VARIOUS SHADES.
      • IN HEAVEN – FROM AND INCLUDING THE SILVER GREY, AQUA, AND YELLOW COLUMNS ON THE FAR RIGHT OF THE CHART OVER TO THE RIGHT MARGIN.
  • THE DESIGNATION OF PEOPLE (THE COLORED COLUMNS)
    • THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE:
      • JEWS AND GENTILES
        • SOME OF THE COLUMNS ARE TITLED AT THE TOP OF THE SPECIFIC COLUMN AS TO WHETHER IT REFERS TO LIVING JEWS OR LIVING GENTILES.
      • IN THIS WAY YOU CAN FOLLOW A SPECIFIC COLUMN DOWN THROUGH TIME AND EVENTS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO EITHER OF THESE TWO SPECIFIC GROUPS OF PEOPLE.
    • THERE ARE TWO CONDITIONS OF THE HEART OF PEOPLE:
      • BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS
        • AT THE TOP OF SOME OF THE COLUMNS THE HEART CONDITION IS TITLED BELIEVING OR NON-BELIEVING.
          • BELIEVERS (COLUMNS MARKED WITH CROSSES):
            • DEAD BELIEVERS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT TIMES = THE SILVER GREY COLUMN MARKED WITH CROSSES.
            • DEAD BELIEVERS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT TIMES = THE AQUA COLUMN MARKED WITH CROSSES.
            • LIVING BELIEVERS, WHETHER JEW OR GENTILE = THE LIME GREEN COLUMN MARKED WITH CROSSES.
          • NON-BELIEVERS:
            • DEAD NON-BELIEVERS = THE DARK GREY COLUMN.
            • LIVING NON-BELIEVERS, WHETHER JEW OR GENTILE = THE OLIVE GREEN COLUMNS.
        • IN THIS WAY, YOU CAN FOLLOW A COLUMN DOWN THROUGH TIME TO DETERMINE WHICH EVENTS AFFECT A SPECIFIC GROUP OF BELIEVERS OR A SPECIFIC GROUP OF NON-BELIEVERS.
    • THERE ARE THREE CONDITIONS OF THE PHYSICAL BODY:
      • DEAD, LIVING, OR GLORIFIED.
        • THE DEAD ARE INDICATED BY 2 SHADES OF GREY COLOR:
          • THE NON-BELIEVING DEAD ARE INDICATED WITH THE DARKEST GREY COLUMN.
          • THE BELIEVING DEAD ARE INDICATED WITH A SILVER GREY COLUMN MARKED WITH CROSSES.
        • THE LIVING ARE INDICATED BY GREEN COLORED COLUMNS.
          • THE LIVING NON-BELIEVERS ARE OLIVE GREEN COLUMNS.
          • THE LIVING BELIEVERS ARE LIME GREEN COLUMNS MARKED WITH CROSSES.
        • THE GLORIFIED BELIEVERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED A NEW UNCORRUPTIBLE BODY ARE INDICATED BY A YELLOW COLUMN MARKED WITH THE LETTER “G”.
  • EVENTS:
    • SPECIFIC EVENTS ARE TITLED AT THE PLACE IN TIME WHERE THEY WILL OCCUR.
    • THE EVENT OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST IS HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW AT THE MIDDLE OF THE CHART AND TO THE RIGHT.
    • JUDGMENTS ARE MARKED WITH A CAPITAL LETTER HIGHLIGHTED IN RED. THERE ARE 7 JUDGMENTS:
      • =A= SIN JUDGED ON THE CROSS.
      • =B= SELF JUDGMENT IN WHICH THE BELIEVER IS TO JUDGE HIS OWN BEHAVIOR.
      • =C= THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST FOR ALL BELIEVERS.
      • =D= JUDGMENT ON THE NATION OF ISRAEL PRODUCED BY THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
      • =E= THE JUDGMENT OF NATIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MILLENNIUM.
      • =F= THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT OF ALL NON-BELIEVERS FROM ALL TIME.
      • =G= THE JUDGMENT OF ANGELS JUST PRECEDING AN ETERNITY FUTURE.
    • RESURRECTIONS ARE MARKED WITH A SMALL NUMBER HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN. THERE ARE 5 PHASES OF RESURRECTION.
      • =1= THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
      • =2= THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH DISPLAYED ACROSS THE CHART WITH 3 GREEN ARROWS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
      • =3= THE RESURRECTION OF ALL DEAD OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS AT THE END OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD.
      • =4= A RESURRECTION CHANGE TO A NEW BODY OF ALL BELIEVERS FROM THE MILLENNIUM PERIOD.
      • =5= A RESURRECTION OF ALL NON-BELIEVERS FROM ALL HISTORY TO STAND BEFORE THE GREAT WHITE THRONE IN JUDGMENT.
  • THE TRANSITION OF THE SITUATION OF THE DEAD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
    • YOU WILL NOTICE THAT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT TIME PERIOD AT THE VERY TOP OF THE CHART, THE SILVER GREY COLUMN MARKED WITH CROSSES OF DEAD BELIEVERS AT THE LEFT OF THE PAGE SUDDENLY STOPS.
      • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, WHEN A PERSON DIED, HE WENT TO A PLACE CALLED SHEOL OR HADES. SHEOL OR HADES WAS THE PLACE OF THE DEAD.
        • THERE WERE TWO PARTS TO SHEOL OR HADES:
          • ONE PART WAS CALLED TORMENT.
            • THIS IS THE PART WHERE ALL NON-BELIEVERS WENT TO WAIT FOR THE RESURRECTION.
          • THE OTHER PART WAS CALLED ABRAHAM’S BOSOM.
            • THIS IS THE PART WHERE ALL BELIEVERS WENT TO WAIT FOR THE RESURRECTION.
        • THESE TWO PARTS WERE LOCATED SOMEWHAT CLOSE TOGETHER IN A PLACE THOUGHT TO BE IN THE CENTER PART OF THE EARTH.
          • READ LUK 16:19-31
    • ALMOST EVERYTHING CHANGED AT THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST IN REGARDS TO WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DEAD.
      • READ EPH 4:9 AND COL 2:15 AND 1PET 3:18-22
        • JESUS BECAME SIN FOR US ON THE CROSS (2COR 5:21).
        • BECAUSE THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH (ROM 6:23), JESUS HAD TO EXPERIENCE SHEOL OR HADES. HE WENT TO BOTH PARTS OF SHEOL OR HADES.
        • JESUS ANNOUNCED TO THOSE IMPRISONED ON BOTH SIDES OF SHEOL OR HADES THAT HE HAD BORNE MAN’S SINS VICTORIOUSLY ON THE CROSS.(1PET 3:19)
        • THEN HE RAISED FROM THE DEAD AND APPEARED TO MARY MAGDALENE, BUT SHE COULD NOT TOUCH HIM. (JOH 20:17) BECAUSE HE WAS NOT YET ASCENDED TO HEAVEN TO SPRINKLE HIS SHED BLOOD ON THE HEAVENLY MERCY SEAT. (HEB 8:1-2)
        • WHEN HE RAISED FROM THE DEAD, HE TOOK THE SOULS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS, AS WELL AS ABRAHAM’S BOSOM, AND MOVED THEM TO HEAVEN. (EPH 4:8) THERE HE GAVE THE PLACE A NEW NAME. HE CALLED IT PARADISE. (LUK 23:43)
        • THEN, JESUS, AS OUR HIGH PRIEST OFFERED HIS BLOOD TO GOD, THE FATHER, AND IS NOW SEATED AT GOD’S RIGHT HAND. (HEB 9:24 HEB 1:3)
        • NOW WHEN NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS DIE, THEY GO TO PARADISE IN HEAVEN TO AWAIT THEIR RESURRECTION. (THE AQUA COLUMN MARKED WITH CROSSES)
        • JESUS CHRIST DID NOT MOVE THE NON-BELIEVERS. THEREFORE, IN THIS NEW TESTAMENT AGE, ALL NON-BELIEVERS WHO DIE STILL GO TO THE PLACE CALLED TORMENT IN SHEOL OR HADES.
          • THEY ALL STILL AWAIT A FINAL RESURRECTION AND A FINAL JUDGMENT.
      • ON YOUR CHART YOU WILL SEE THE COLUMN OF DEAD OLD TESTAMENT BELIEVERS (SILVER GREY MARKED WITH CROSSES) MOVED FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE, WHERE THEY NOW WAIT FOR THEIR RESURRECTION IN A HEAVENLY PLACE CALLED PARADISE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in 1963 giving my heart to Jesus in a Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles, CA. I have been teaching the Word of God since 1964, Usually two to three adult classes a week.

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