Summary: We will one day take our last breath on the earth, and our first breath in eternity and we will stand before God!

1. The End – Famous Last Words…

• Sometimes we like them & Other times we don’t.

• There are times when we’re thinking, “When will this end?”

• AND then times when we think, “I hope this never ends.”

• But it’s true, either way, there is an ending up ahead.

• Every good book. END. Every good movie. END

• Every good song. END. Every good meal. END

2. Even our lives, one day will end.

• All of our lives, our days on this earth will soon end.

Psalm 39.5 Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah

Psalm 89.47 Remember how short my time is; For what futility have You created all the children of men?

Psalm 144.4 Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.


NOTE: Our lives will soon come to an end.

• We will one day take our last breath on the earth, and our first breath in eternity and we will stand before God!

• And the measurement of a man’s life will not be how much we had, how much we left, or how popular we were.

• The question of the day will be, “What did you do with my Son Jesus Christ?”

• When you hear that question, the decision will already be made.

• The decisions you make today, have eternal implications.

SO we have the joy of asking that question not in the past tense, but in the present tense:

• “What have you done with God’s Son, Jesus Christ?”

• Have you received him? Have you believed in Him?

• Are your sins washed and cleansed by His blood?

John 6.37 "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

Why are we talking about ENDINGS this morning?

• Well, we are ENDING a book today, in Daniel 12.

• We’ve had Daniel with us now for some 5 months and we’ll close up the book this morning with the TOPIC OF ENDINGS.

• Because CH12 reminds us the END OF THE WORLD is coming.

• NEW? You’re not one of THOSE GUYS are you? The gloom and doom type. You’re just trying to scare us!

FOR THE Christian, there’s nothing to be scared of.

• Our last breath here is our first breath in eternity!

• We will see the Lord. HE is coming again!

John 14.1-3 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 "In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

• Our hopes will become reality, our faith becomes sight!

• Prophecy is not God’s scare tactics as much as it is God’s warnings & pleadings to understand His love.

• 3 times in this CH God uses the phrase, “TIME OF THE END”

• The final time of world history that will usher in the Millennial Kingdom Reign of Jesus Christ.

• We don’t know EVERYTHING that will happen, even though some prophecy buffs say they do.

• But we do know SOME and we’ll look at parts of that today.


1. (1-3) Tough Times.

a. There will come a time of increased wickedness on the earth

b. What Daniel refers to as, “a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time.”

c. We believe this happens in the last 7 years of earth’s history in a time we know as the Great Tribulation.

d. Let’s flip over to Matthew 24:3ff

NOTE: We are not in that time yet, but we are seeing glimpses of it!

1 Timothy 4.1-2 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,

So those who once committed to the faith. Those who were hanging out with God, serving in churches… will fall away!

• They will depart from the faith. They will just leave.

• They’ll leave their homes, their commitments, their first love.

NOTE: What we’re seeing today will be nothing, compared to the final days as these behaviors and more run rampant on the earth.

• It will include the judgment of God.

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