Where do we go when we die? This is often misunderstood. Our bodies go back to dust. Our Spirits go back (key word) to God. Body+Spirit=Soul. We know that we will have glorified bodies, but what will they look like? Apparently we will know each other yet we will be different. When our body and spirit are reunited at the gathering up, we will become a living soul once again, but this time perfect.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
We always use the signs to plant our garden and lay rock as well as other things. So I wondered if this is wrong as some have suggested. Just because wicked people and spirits use signs it doesn't mean every sign is wicker or that using signs are evil.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
As for other signs, as in signs of the end, here is a few. See how many are being done today. Before that though we have to remember that one line when we look to see who is responsible.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhibiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. Now Happening. I see a lot of misunderstanding of what the Bible says. Some intentionally, some not.
5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Now Happening. This is everywhere.
6And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Now Happening Seems we are all determined to wipe each other out.
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. We have the first part now. Famines are throughout the world but mostly 3rd world countries which may change this year due to flooding and storms. Conservative estimates are that 1 in 7 are hungry. All forms of diseases are on the rise. Earthquakes are in the news as we see larger ones. Diver's places like with the Gulf Oil Spill and now Japan nuclear energy from a Tsunami. The most famous so far was India.
8All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. Now Happening UN Targets 3 religions for extermination: Christian, Muslim, Judaism.
10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. Now Happening USA has lines where you can call on your neighbor.
11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Now Happening. Ascended Masters. Also part of the UN's one world religion.
12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Now Happening. Porn, Greed, etc...
13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. So There Is HOPE, but notice the word endure.
14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Pretty much done. I think there are a few small places left.
15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Not sure
16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Not sure
17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Noah's Days
22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. As Enoch was
23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. Now Happening, but I think this will be in a bigger way.
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Ascended Masters.
25Behold, I have told you before.
26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. I keep wondering if this is the USA who gathers over the dead, or causing deaths.
29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: I assume thesis man and devils doing.
30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
This is one reason I think that the Second Coming will not be until towards the end if not the end of the Tribulation. There will be some taken out before but it does not make reference to all being called before the Tribulation. Figuring on the Days of Noah Enoch, a man that walked with God, was spared. I know of nobody alive that good today. But the last of this chapter tells of what looks to be these days, which happens quite a lot.
48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayed his coming;
49And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mark 13 gives us yet a few details that differ, but they are the same. Two people can hear the exact same conversation yet hear differently, each being accurate.
9But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. Notice where this will take place at.
10And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
12Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. Now happening, endorsed by TV, movies, music.
13And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Sounds more like during or after Tribulation.
14But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: This has been translated so many ways that I'm not sure what it means.
24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
29So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
30Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
31Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Proof that Jesus and the Father are 2 different entities.
33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
In Luke 21 we also see what he recorded from the conversation, but a few things are different. All fit together but each focused I guess on different parts. This is some of Luke's focus parts.
11And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. Happening now. We already have some of the deadliest Tsunamis on record with more instability on shelves. We already have a rise in famines and diseases. As for fearful sights in the heavens we have a comet Elenin headed out way which could do nothing but as we pass through it's tail could as well. There is however something called Wormwood in the Bible.
12But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
These are the religious institutions. It is hard to imagine Jewish so I'll think possibly New Age.
16And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. TV, music, & movies now and have for some time portrayed Christians as heretics.
17And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. New Age states that the reason man cannot ascend to a higher level is because of the 3 major religions, and must be eliminated.
18But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19In your patience possess ye your souls. Something to remember
20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. Much violence has been done by Israel. Note the days of vengeance.
25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Looks familiar.
26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. This one gets my attention. What could scare men into a heart attack?
32Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. surfeiting is overindulgence of eating or drinking, Cares of life are games, clothing, IE:Keeping up with the Jones. Drunk speaks for itself. .
35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Dead
12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, This could be many things. One could be a religious leader backed by a political leader. Fire coming down Could be Nukes or it could be Project Blue Bean. My money though is on HAARP.
14CAnd deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Some say that it is the Roman Catholic Church.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: