Outline and Audio Sermons:
Dr. Walter D. Huyck Jr. D.Min.
Often we hear from preachers who claim that Bible prophecies are being
fulfilled in our day all around our world. The truth is that the next
Bible prophecy that will be fulfilled, and must be fulfilled before any
other Bible prophecy can be fulfilled is the Rapture of the Church of our
Lord Jesus Christ. No other Bible prophecy can be fulfilled until the
So what about all these Bible teachers and preachers who claim that Bible
prophecies are actually being fulfilled in our day. There are a few
obvious facts we must understand about these prophets,
If they sincerely teach that Bible prophecies are being fulfilled then they
must be of a doctrinal position other than the premillennial Rapture of the
Church. Only mid and post tribulation rapturists can somehow see
prophecies being fulfilled in our world because they believe that we could
be living in the Tribulation Period as we await the Rapture.
The Bible gives us clear guidelines about dealing with Prophets.
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I
have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other
gods, even that prophet shall die. 21
And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the
LORD hath not spoken? 22 When a
prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come
to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet
hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
There have been many preachers and prophets who have set a date and said
this will be the day when the Lord Jesus Christ shall return. Then the
day comes and goes and our Lord did not come. Such prophets we should
have nothing to do with. Yet, it seems that people continue to follow
these false prophets. I have known of one preacher who as written
books setting the date of the coming of the Lord. He wrote one book
and the day came and went, so then he wrote another book that set another
date and the day came and went. And yet He still has a very large
Folks, have nothing to do with these false prophets.
There will be no other Bible prophecies that will be fulfilled before the
Rapture of the Church. Yet there will be things that must occur in
order to make preparations for the things that must occur as the Tribulation
Period comes upon all the earth.
These are referred to as Precursors To The Tribulation Period.
These are often mistaken for the fulfillment of Bible Prophecies but in
reality they are merely those things that must be in place before certain
Bible prophecies can occur.
Precursors To The Tribulation Period,
The Restoration of Israel, May 14, 1948 –
Israel is mentioned often in The Revelation, which describes in great detail
many things which will occur during the Tribulation Period. For many
years, over 1900 years, Bible scholars claimed that the book of Revelation
was allegorical or symbolic because Israel figured so prominently in The End
Times, but for the world in their day Israel was not a nation. The
Jews were a people, but they were a dispersed people, a people without a
land, and people without a nation. So how could any of those
prophecies in the Bible that spoke of Israel as a nation be taken literally.
But after the end of World War II, on May 14, 1948 Israel became a nation
For the first time since the penning of The Revelation the things
prophesied in The Revelation could be literally fulfilled. Thus
revealing that the Word of God is literally true from cover to cover.
Allegory was largely responsible for all of the errors of Christianity
throughout the dark middle ages.
Allegory was the foundation of the Catholic religious errors like penance,
indulgences, the worship of Mary and the saints, and transubstantiation.
When the Word of God is interpreted literally, as God says we should
understand it, all of these false doctrinal errors disappear.
One of the reasons I know that we are very close to the Rapture is because
Israel is a nation again.
The Condition of the Church (2 Thess 2.1-3, 4-8; John 14.16) – The
Timing of the Rapture. There must be a Great Falling Away.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
[This is clearly the Rature]
2 That ye be not soon shaken in
mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from
us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3
Let no man deceive you
by any means: for that day shall not
come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be
revealed, the son of perdition;
Two things are clearly identified here.
These must precede the beginning of the tribulation period.
A Falling Away
- What does falling away mean? We get our English word Apostasy
from this Greek word.
- ἀποστασία (gk) - apostasías, fem. noun from aphístēmi (868),
to depart. Departure, apostasy. Occurs in Acts 21:21 translated “forsake”
and in 2 Thess. 2:3, “a falling away” . . . In 2 Thess. 2:3 the word
apostasía does not refer to genuine Christians who depart from the
faith, but mere professors who, without divine grace, succumb to the Satanic
deception of the Antichrist. If those who are truly Christ’s and through the
Holy Spirit have become members of His body (1 Cor. 12:13) could be
detached, then the assurances Jesus gave that His own will not perish would
be made null and void (John 10:28, 29). See Sept.: 2 Chr. 29:19.
Hence, this apostasy will look very much like the Laodicean Church of The
The Church will be the Church of the People, and not the Church of the Lord
Jesus Christ. As a matter of fact our Lord Jesus Christ will be seen
on the outside of this Church knocking to get into it (Rev 3.20).
The Anti-Christ Revealed
– The one thing that will mark the beginning of the Tribulation Period,
which begins after the Rapture of the Church, will be the appearance of the
Anti-Christ. Listen to the description that undeniable reveals who
2 Thessalonians 2:4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is
worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself
that he is God.
Without any doubt this is the Anti-Christ, who is the first horseman
released when the first seal is broken in Revelation 6.1-2.
But notice the condition that must be fulfilled before the Anti-Christ can
2 Thessalonians 2:5-8
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what withholdeth
that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth
already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked
be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his
mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
He who letteth is without any doubt the Holy Spirit. When the Holy
Spirit is taken out of the way, my friends the Church of our Lord Jesus
Christ must go with Him, because our Lord’s promise is that we Christians
will never be left without the Holy Spirit.
Our Lord said,
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he
may abide with you for ever;
My brothers and sisters in Christ when the Holy Spirit is “taken out” must
be the same event as the Rapture when the Church is “Caught Up” to meet the
lord in the air (1Thess 4.17).
There will be a great Falling Away and we are seeing this apostasy occurring
all around us.
People who call themselves Christians have abandoned the Word of God.
It does not matter what the Bible says, people just do what they want to do.
So called Christian Churches and Pastors have called good evil and evil
good. So much so that abominable sins are being accepted and endorsed
in Churches as wholesome and acceptable lifestyle choices.
Homosexuality, Adultery, fornication, and all kinds of heinous sins.
So called Christian Teachers and Professors are now teaching that all
religious views are just as valid as the Christian view about Salvation and
Redemption. Today, all ways lead to heaven. This is
universalism and it is wrong.
All of these and many more apostate declarations and positions reveal the
condition of the Christian Church to be that described by this text and the
teachings of the Seven Churches of Revelation and the Kingdom Parables.
We are in the middle of a great falling away, overcome this Christian.
The Rebellion Of The World (2 Tim 3.1-9) - Perilous Times in the our world.
2 Timothy 3:1-9
This know also, that in the last days
perilous times shall come. 2
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that
are good, 4 Traitors, heady,
highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but
denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which
creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away
with divers lusts, 7 Ever
learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres
withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds,
reprobate concerning the faith. 9
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest
unto all men, as theirs also was.
What a terrible description of the confusion that will permeate our world’s
cultures just before the End comes.
Folks, there was a times in years gone by, many of you remember, when it
seemed that all people, Christian and non-Christian alike sought to be
honest and compassionate. Now, we do not deny that there were Hilters
and other vicious tyrants in our world, but they seemed to be the exception
and not the rule.
I hear people talk about times in the past when they did not lock their
houses. I have heard older folks talk about leaving their keys in
their cars and trucks when they went into town to the store. There was
a time when people could trust one another, even strangers.
Those times seem to be long gone and forgotten.
We are living in Perilous Times, and the description of this text seems to
accurately describe the people of our day. Therefore, I believe we are
on the threshold of the Rapture.
The Preparations For The Tribulation Period
– There are also things that are described in The Revelation that require
preparation if they are to be fulfilled.
Worldwide instantaneous communication (Rev 11.7-11)
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth
out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome
them, and kill them. 8
And their dead bodies shall lie in the
street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and
Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9
And they of the people and
kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three
days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in
graves. 10 And they
that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall
send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that
dwelt on the earth. 11 And
after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them,
and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw
The Mark of the Beast (Rev 13.16-18)
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to
receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or
sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of
his name. 18 Here is wisdom.
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the
number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Today it is said that only 6% of all transactions in America are completed
Most people buy and sell using Credit Cards or some other form of
I believe that the Mark of the Beast will be an electronic chip, a bio chip,
placed under the skin and will be used to carry all your vital information,
including your financial transactions. Folks, this reality is almost
Chips similar to this one are already used in animals and will one day soon
be available for use by all of us. Be warned, anyone who gets the mark
of the beast is eternally condemned to the Lake of Fire.
Technologies like this convince me that we are very close to the Rapture of
A One World Order (Rev 13.1,7-9) – The Beast arose out of the sea, and the
Word of God says,
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the
sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and
upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
7 And it was given unto him to make
war with the saints, and to overcome them:
and power was given him over all
kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth
shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of
life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him
This is indicative of A One World Government.
While there are struggles in our world, wars and rumors of wars, we see
every day, day-by-day how our world governments are working closer together
than they have ever worked before.
It seems like we are close to finding enough common ground to fall under a
one world government, one day soon.
While none of these precursors are fully developed yet, I believe that the
right catalyst could throw all of these requirements into place in very
short order. What might that catalyst be, perhaps the rapture of the
Church and the destruction of North and South America.
We are living on the threshold of the Rapture and the beginning of the
fulfillment of all of the Word of God.
Are you ready?
CrossRoads Baptist Church, Nov 16, 2014 Evening
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