Generations Church
Everyone, at least at some point in their lives wonders, “how does civilization end”? Climate change, natural disaster, war are the most common answers. The Bible talks clearly about the end, but has a different twist on future events and the ending. In this series, “Signs” we are going to look at what the Bible says about future events and how that information can and should influence our lives.
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  • Generations Church
    3080 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

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About Generations Church
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What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! At Generations Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Our goal is to connect you with God and with other people through powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.

Whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to grow deeper in your faith, you can find a home here at Generations Church. We invite you to worship with us this Sunday!

Thanks for your visit to our website. Please contact us if you have any questions at info@gctlh.org.
Our Purpose
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Generations Church understands the Biblical purpose for its existence. We strive in every way to follow the commands of Scripture in the following areas:
1) A CHRIST-CENTERED CHURCH:
We are a church that is based on the life and teachings of Jesus. He is central to our individual lives and to the life and ministry of our Church. 1 Peter 2:5-7
2) A CHURCH WITH A HEART FOR EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS:
We are a church that believes in the Great Commission. From our local community to the most remote part of the world, we believe that every person deserves the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Mark 16:15
3) A PRAYER-FOCUSED CHURCH:
We are a church that believes in the power of prayer. Prayer draws us close to God and impacts our lives and world. Luke 11:1
4) A SPIRIT-EMPOWERED CHURCH:
We are a church that is dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the instructions of our Lord and to live a life that is pleasing to God. Acts 1:8
Signs

"You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times."
Matthew 16:3

• Do you know what the signs of his return are?
• Are you paying attention to them?
3 Questions asked in Matthew 24:

"When will this happen, what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?" Matthew 24:1-14

Sign #1 Increased anti-Semitism, and the rebuilding of the Jewish temple
Sign #2 Spiritual deception and confusion
Sign #3 Wars, fear about war, and escalating conflicts
Sign #4 Famines and earthquakes in various places on the earth
Sign #5 Persecution, intimidation, and death of Christians
Sign #6 A cold, drifting, loveless church and nation
Sign #7 Publication of the gospel, access to the gospel, and fruitful missionary and church planting world wide
What does the day of Jesus return look like?

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
What does the day of Jesus return look like?

• Christ will return visibly, with a loud command.
• There will be an unmistakable cry from an angel.
• There will be a trumpet blast such as never been heard.
• Believers in Christ who are dead will rise from their graves.
• Believers who are alive will rise in the clouds to meet Christ.
What does the world look like after this event?

• Terror and fear
• Political uncertainty
• Imminent war
• Economic distress
• Christian church and influence in the world absent
• Start of 7 year period of judgment on Israel and the unbelieving world
• The rise of a new world leader
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3

1. The revealing of the new world leader and his influence

He has military power and is not afraid to use it.

"Come!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. Revelation 6:2

War breaks out in different places

Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword. Revelation 6:4

World-wide economic collapse

"Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!" Revelation 6:6

War, famine and plague

"Come!" I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8

Religious genocide of Christians

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. Revelation 6:9

Massive earthquake

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red. Revelation 6:12
2. Preaching of the gospel during the tribulation

• 144,000 Jewish preachers
Revelation 7 and 14

• 2 Unusual Witnesses
Revelation 11:3-12

"And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." They are "the two olive trees" and the two lampstands, and "they stand before the Lord of the earth. If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die."

They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified.

For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.

But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.
Revelation 11:3-12
3. Disturbance in the temple-abomination of desolation

"So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,'spoken of through the prophet Daniel let the reader understand"
Matthew 24:15

"He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him." Daniel 9:27

"His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation." Daniel 11:31

"From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days." Daniel 12:11
4. Invasion of Israel-Armageddon

"On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves." Zechariah 12:3

"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near." Luke 21:20

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. Revelation 16:16

The Bible tells us the countries that will lead this attack against Israel, Revelation 19, Ezekiel 38 and 28

• Army of 200 million coming from the East - Revelation 9:16: China
• Magog, Rosh - Ezekiel 38: Russia
• Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, Togarmah: Turkey
• Persia: Iran
• Cush: Ethopia/Sudan
• Put: Libya
5. Jesus returning with the armies of heaven

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.

His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.

Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Revelation 19:11-16

"See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him." Jude 1:14-15

On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.
Zechariah 14:4
6. The final judgment

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life.

The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books...and each person was judged according to what they had done...Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15
For additional reading check out the article below.

Jesus Is Coming, So Walk This Way published by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/june-2017/jesus-coming-walk-way/

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