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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 9140 last days
9140 last days

9140 last days

The final epoch of history which is marked by the coming of the Messiah and the establishment of God’s kingdom. In the NT it is portrayed as the period between Jesus Christ’s first coming and the consummation of all things at his return, and is marked by godlessness and the persecution of God’s people.

OT expectation of the last days

The Messianic kingdom Isa 2:2-4 pp Mic 4:1-3 See also Isa 9:6-7; Isa 11:1-9; Isa 65:20-25; Jer 33:15

The restoration of Israel Jer 33:16; Hos 3:5 See also Isa 25:9; Jer 30:9; Jer 50:4; Joel 3:1; Zec 8:23

The day of the Lord Isa 13:6-12; Eze 30:3; Joel 2:11,30-31; Am 5:18-20; Ac 2:19-20

Jesus Christ’s coming introduces the last days

The timing of his revelation 1Pe 1:20 See also Gal 4:4-5

The announcement of God’s kingdom Mk 1:15 See also Mt 12:28 pp Lk 11:20; Lk 4:43; Lk 8:1

The fulfilment of Messianic promise Lk 4:18-21 See also Isa 61:1-2; Mt 11:4-5 pp Lk 7:22

The outpouring of the Spirit Ac 2:16-18 See also Joel 2:28-29; Eze 36:27

Revelation in the last days

Heb 1:1-2 See also Mt 13:16-17 pp Lk 10:23-24; Ro 16:25-26; Eph 3:9; Col 1:26

Redemption in the last days

Heb 9:26 See also Da 9:24; Ac 2:21; Joel 2:32; 2Co 6:2; Isa 49:8; 1Pe 1:18-20

Features of the last days

Godlessness 2Ti 3:1-5 See also Da 12:10

Deception and apostasy 1Ti 4:1 See also Mt 24:4-5 pp Mk 13:5 pp Lk 21:8; Mt 24:10-12; 1Jn 2:18-19

Scoffing 2Pe 3:3-4; Jude 18-19

Persecution Da 11:33-35; Mk 10:30; Lk 21:12-17 pp Mt 24:9-10 pp Mk 13:9-13

Jesus Christ’s return brings the last days to a close

It ushers in a new era Heb 9:28 See also Mt 13:49; Mt 24:3

It is identified with the day of the Lord 2Co 1:14; 1Th 5:2; 2Pe 3:10

Living in the last days

Heb 6:5 Between Jesus Christ’s comings, believers have a foretaste of the age to come. See also Eph 1:19-21; Col 3:1-4; Heb 10:24-25

See also

1310God as judge
2565Christ, second coming
9105last things
9145Messianic age
9220day of the Lord
9240last judgment

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