John 5:39: "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me [Jesus Christ]."
For a better understanding, click on the text in the following graph for scriptural proof.
2 Esdras 8:63: “Behold, O Lord, now hast thou shewed me" [Esdras] "the multitude of the wonders," [Shown from 2 Esdras chapters 1 to 8] "which thou wilt begin to do in the last times: but at what time, thou hast not shewed me.”
2 Esdras 9:1: "He answered me then, and said, Measure thou the time diligently in itself: and when thou seest part of the signs past, which I have told thee before,"
2 Esdras 9:2: "Then shalt thou understand, that it is the very same time, wherein the Highest will begin to visit the world which he made."
2 Esdras 9:3: "Therefore when there shall be seen earthquakes and uproars of the people in the world:"
2 Esdras 9:4: "Then shalt thou well understand, that the most High spake of those things from the days that were before thee, even from the beginning."
2 Esdras 9:5: "For like as all that is made in the world hath a beginning and an end, and the end is manifest:"
2 Esdras 9:6: "Even so the times also of the Highest have plain beginnings in wonder and powerful works, and endings in effects and signs."
2 Esdras 9:7: "And every one that shall be saved, and shall be able to escape by his works, and by faith, whereby ye have believed," See examples of (works and faith) 1 Corinthians 15:58, Hebrews 6:10-12, 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 and (those that believed) John 5:35-39, Hebrews 11:6, John 12:44, John 6:66-69 and Acts 4:8-12.
2 Esdras 9:8: "Shall be preserved from the said perils, and shall see my salvation in my land, and within my borders: for I have sanctified them for me from the beginning." See Ephesians 1:3-6 and Revelation 7:9-10, 14-17.
The following reports (Daniel 12, Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21) details the signs/prophesies that will occur before Christ’s return. The aforementioned signs/prophesies coincide with the prophecies found in the book of Revelation (The Seven Seals). See below graph.
Daniel 12:1: “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:" [See Revelation 12:7-9] "and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”
Daniel 12:2: “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth" [The dead] "shall awake,” [See below message to reader] “some to everlasting life,” [See John 5:28-29 and Revelation 21:4] “and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” See John 5:29, Revelation 14:9-11, Revelation 20:15 and Revelation 21:8.
Daniel 12:3: “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” See Romans 10:15, Isaiah 52:6-8, 2 Esdras 2:42-47 and Revelation 20:4.
Daniel 12:4: “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
Daniel 12:5: “Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two,” [More angels, totaling three] “the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.”
Daniel 12:6: “And one said to the man” [Angel] “clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?” See Daniel 12:1-4.
Daniel 12:7: “And I heard the man” [Angel] “clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time , times , and an half [½]..." Or 3 ½ years.
Daniel 12:7: “...and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.”
Daniel 12:8: “And I heard, but I understood not:" [The angel’s answer in verse 7] "then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
Daniel 12:9: “And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” See 2 Esdras 7:31.
Daniel 12:10: “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried;” [See Revelation 6:9, 11] “but the wicked shall do wickedly:" [See Matthew 10:21-22 and Matthew 24:9-10] "and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” See Isaiah 52:6-10.
Daniel 12:11: “And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”
Daniel 12:12: “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” Christ's kingdom.
Matthew 24:1: “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple:” [The temple located in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.] “and his” [Jesus'] “disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.”
Matthew 24:2: “And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things?” [Everything pertaining to the temple, including the surrounding buildings] “verily I say unto you,” [The disciples] “There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” See Isaiah 13:9-10, 13 and Revelation 6:12-17.
Matthew 24:3: “And as he” [Jesus] “sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately," [See Mark 13:3] "saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?" [See verse 36 and Acts 1:6-7] "and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
Matthew 24:4: “And Jesus answered and said unto them,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “Take heed that no man deceive you.”
Matthew 24:5: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” See Jeremiah 23:30-32, Matthew 15:12-14, 2 Corinthians 11:4, 13-15 and 2 Timothy 3:1-7.
Matthew 24:6: “And ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things” [False Christ, wars and rumours of wars] “must come to pass," [See verse 34] "but the end" [The Day of the Lord/The coming of Christ] "is not yet.”
Matthew 24:7: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:" [See 2 Esdras 11:28-31 and 2 Esdras 12:23-25] "and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” See Luke 21:11 and 2 Esdras 9:1-8.
Matthew 24:8: “All these are the beginning of sorrows.” See 2 Esdras 16:18-19.
Matthew 24:9: “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.”
Matthew 24:10: “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.”
Matthew 24:11: “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
Matthew 24:12: “And because iniquity" [Sin] "shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” See Mark 13:12-13.
Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” See Revelation 6:12-17.
Matthew 24:15: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)”
Matthew 24:16: “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:”
Matthew 24:17: “Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:”
Matthew 24:18: “Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.”
Matthew 24:19: “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!”
Matthew 24:20: “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:”
Matthew 24:21: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
Matthew 24:22: “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”
Matthew 24:23: “Then" [The time period from verses 9-22] "if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.”
Matthew 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” See Revelation 13:13-14 and Revelation 17:12-13.
Matthew 24:25: “Behold, I have told you before.”
Matthew 24:26: “Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he" [Christ] "is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.”
Matthew 24:27: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” See verse 30 and Revelation 1:7.
Matthew 24:28: “For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”
Matthew 24:29: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days" [See Revelation 11:7, 11-12] "shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” See Revelation 6:12 and Revelation 16:17-18.
Matthew 24:30: “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” See Revelation 1:7 and Revelation 14:9-10.
Matthew 24:31: “And he” [Christ] “shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” See Ezekiel 34:11-12, Mark 13:27 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.
Matthew 24:32: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:”
Matthew 24:33: “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things,” [Verses 4-26] “know that it is near, even at the doors.” See Luke 21:31.
Matthew 24:34: “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass,” [Depart] “till all these things" [Prophecies] "be fulfilled.” See John 6:40, Matthew 23:31-36 and Revelation 1:7.
Matthew 24:36: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." See Acts 1:6-7.
Matthew 24:37: “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Matthew 24:38: “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,”
Matthew 24:39: “And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” See Genesis 6:11-13, Hebrews 11:7 and 2 Esdras 13:29-30.
Matthew 24:40: “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”
Matthew 24:41: “Two women shall be grinding” [or working] “at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” See Jeremiah 3:14 and verse 31.
Matthew 24:42: “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
Matthew 24:43: “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” See Mark 13:34.
Matthew 24:44: “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
Matthew 24:45: “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?”
Matthew 24:46: “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.”
Matthew 24:47: “Verily I say unto you, That he” [Christ] “shall make him ruler over all his goods.” See 2 Esdras 2:42-47 and Revelation 20:4.
Matthew 24:48: “But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;”
Matthew 24:49: “And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;”
Matthew 24:50: “The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,” See 1 Peter 4:17 and Hebrews 10:37-38.
Matthew 24:51: “And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him” [That evil servant, see verse 48] “his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” See Luke 21:34-35 and 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.
Mark 13:1: “And as he” [Christ] “went out of the temple,” [The temple located in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.] “one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!”
Mark 13:2: “And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” See Isaiah 13:9-10, 13 and Revelation 6:12.
Mark 13:3: “And as he” [Christ] “sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,”
Mark 13:4: “Tell us, when shall these things be?” [See verse 32 and Acts 1:6-7] “and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?”
Mark 13:5: “And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:”
Mark 13:6: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” See Jeremiah 23:30-32, Matthew 15:12-14, 2 Corinthians 11:4, 13-15 and 2 Timothy 3:1-7.
Mark 13:7: “And when ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things” [False Christ, wars and rumours of wars] “must needs be;" [See verse 30] "but the end" [The Day of the Lord/The coming of Christ] "shall not be yet.”
Mark 13:8: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:" [See 2 Esdras 11:28-31 and 2 Esdras 12:23-25] "and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.” See 2 Esdras 16:18-19.
Mark 13:9: “But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.”
Mark 13:10: “And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” See Matthew 24:14.
Mark 13:11: “But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.” See John 14:26.
Mark 13:12: “Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.” See Matthews 10:28, 34-37.
Mark 13:14: “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:”
Mark 13:15: “And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:”
Mark 13:16: “And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.”
Mark 13:17: “But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!”
Mark 13:18: “And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.”
Mark 13:19: “For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.”
Mark 13:20: “And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.”
Mark 13:21: “And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:”
Mark 13:22: “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” See Revelation 13:11-14 and Revelation 17:12-13.
Mark 13:23: “But take ye heed: behold, I" [Christ] "have foretold you all things.” See Matthew 24:4-51, Mark 13:5-37 and Luke 21:8-11, 25-38.
Mark 13:24: “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,”
Mark 13:25: “And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.” See Matthew 24:29, Luke 21:25-26 and Revelation 16:17-18.
Mark 13:26: “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” See Revelation 1:7 and Matthew 24:30.
Mark 13:27: “And then shall he” [Christ] “send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.” See Ezekiel 34:11-12, Matthew 24:31 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.
Mark 13:28: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:”
Mark 13:29: “So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass,” [Verses 5-23] “know that it is nigh, even at the doors.” See Luke 21:31.
Mark 13:30: “Verily I say unto you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “that this generation shall not pass,” [Depart] “till all these things" [Prophecies] "be done.” See John 6:40, Matthew 23:31-36 and Revelation 1:7.
Mark 13:32: “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” See Acts 1:6-7.
Mark 13:33: “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”
Mark 13:34: “For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey," [See Hebrews 8:1] "who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter" [See Matthew 16:17-19 and Acts 9:15-17] "to watch.” See Luke 21:34-36.
Mark 13:35: “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house," [Christ] "cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:"
Mark 13:36: “Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping." See Matthew 24:48-51 and Hebrews 10:37-38.
Mark 13:37: “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
Luke 21:5: “And as some spake of the temple," [The temple located in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans] "how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he” [Christ] “said,"
Luke 21:6: “As for these things" [The temple adorned with goodly stones] "which ye” [The disciples] “behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” See Isaiah 13:9-10, 13 and Revelation 16:18.
Luke 21:7: “And they” [See Mark 13:3] “asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be?" [See Matthew 24:36 and Acts 1:6-7] "and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?”
Luke 21:8: “And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.” See Jeremiah 23:30-32, Matthew 15:12-14, 2 Corinthians 11:4, 13-15 and 2 Timothy 3:1-7.
Luke 21:9: “But when ye” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass;" [See verse 32] "but the end " [The Day of the Lord/The coming of Christ] "is not by and by.”
Luke 21:10: “Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:” See 2 Esdras 11:28-31 and 2 Esdras 12:23-25.
Luke 21:11: “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
Luke 21:25: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”
Luke 21:26: “Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” See Isaiah 13:9-10, 13.
Luke 21:27: “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” See Revelation 1:7 and Matthew 24:30.
Luke 21:28: “And when these things" [Matthew 24:5-30, Mark 13:5-26 and Luke 21:8-11, 25-27] "begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” See Jeremiah 3:14 and Matthew 24:31.
Luke 21:29: “And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;”
Luke 21:30: “When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.”
Luke 21:31: “So likewise ye, when ye see these things” [Prophesies, verses 8-11, 25-27] “come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.”
Luke 21:32: “Verily I say unto you,” [Peter, James, John and Andrew] “This generation shall not pass away,” [Depart] “till all be fulfilled.” See John 6:40, Matthew 23:31-36 and Revelation 1:7.
Luke 21:34: “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.” See Mark 4:18-19.
Luke 21:35: “For as a snare" [Trap] "shall it" [The Day of the Lord] "come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.” See Matthew 24:37-41.
Luke 21:36: “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things" [Prophesies, see Mark 13:37] "that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” See 2 Esdras 2:42-47.