The Return of the King What Happens if You Miss the Rapture? 2 Thessalonians 2:1–12 1. What is the Rapture? Next Major Event on God's Prophetic Calendar 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Sign-Less Event - Rapture Signs of Second Coming - Matthew 24 2 Peter 3:10 2. What Happens if You Miss the Rapture? Desertion Deception Damnation 3. What Can I Do to Prepare for the Rapture? The Return of the King The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Revelation 6:1–8 Severe Judgment is Coming God is in Control Repentance is not Optional Sharing Your Faith is Essential Bible Prophecy is Accurate The Parallels Between Matthew 24:1-14 and Revelation 6 Conditions Matthew Revelation 6 False Christs 24:4-5 6:1-2 Warfare 24:6-8 6:3-4 Famine 24:7 6:5-6 Death 24:7-10 6:7-8 Witnessing 24:14 6:9-11 Cosmic changes 24:29 6:12-23 First Seal – False Peace / Bloodless Conquest (Revelation 6:1-2) Second Seal – War (Revelation 6:3-4) Third Seal – Famine (Revelation 6:5-6) Fourth Seal – Death (Revelation 6:7-8) The Return of the King Worthy is the Lamb Revelation 5 5 Great Hymns of Praise Quartet - vs. 8 24 elders - vs. 10 Harps - 5:8 Angels - 5:11 All Created Beings - 5:13 Search for Worthy Redeemer (5:1-4) Seven Sealed Book Title Dead of the Earth Scroll Search The Selection of the Worthy One (5:5-7) The Song of the Worthy One (5:8-14) The Return of the King Before the Throne of God Revelation 4 1. Place of the Throne (Revelation 4:1-2) Book of the throne - 45x vs 15 Rest of NT 2. Person on the Throne (4:2-3) Jasper Sardius Emerald 3. People around the Throne (4:4) 13 views Redeemed representatives of the church 4. Proceedings Around the Throne (4:5-6) Lightning and Thunder - firestorm divine fury 7 lamps of fire 7 Spirits of God Sea of Glass like Crystal 5. Praise to the Throne (6-11) Four Living Creatures (6-8) Cherubim Holy, Holy, Holy 5 Great Hymns of Praise Quartet - vs. 8 24 elders - vs. 10 Harps - 5:8 Angels - 5:11 All Created Beings - 5:13 Praise God for His Holiness Eternality Power Creation They Give to God Glory Honor Thanks/Power He is Worthy!