I am no longer afraid of tackling Revelation or studying the end times. The result of that change in me makes me want to talk about it every chance I get. Since I have heard it said that the rapture, and end times, in one form or another, is spoken of in every book of the New Testament. Let us just see.
Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counsellor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
Luke 12:35-37 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; (36) And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and , they may open unto him immediately. (37) Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to , and will come forth and serve them.
Luke 17:30 Even so it shall be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
John, is easy. (John 14:2-3 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. ) In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.
Acts 1:11 who also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into the heaven? This same Jesus who is taken up from you into Heaven, will come in the way you have seen Him going into Heaven.
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature for the sons of God.
1 Corinthians 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts. And then shall each one praise of God.
2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
2 Corinthians 5:1-5 (1) For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (2) For indeed in this house we , longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, (3) inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. (4) For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. (5) Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
Galatians 1:3-4 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, (4) who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.
Ephesians 5:27 that He might present it to Himself as the glorious church, without spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that it should be and without blemish.
Philippians 1:6-10 (6) being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will it until the day of Jesus Christ, (7) even as it is righteous for me to think this of you all, because you have me in your heart, inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partakers of my grace. (8) For God is my witness how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. (9) And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and in all perception; (10) that you may distinguish between things that differ, that you may be sincere and without offense until the day of Jesus Christ,
Philippians 3:20-21 (20) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: (21) Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Colossians 1:21-23 (21) And you, who were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled (22) in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish, and without charge in His sight, (23) if indeed you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard and which was proclaimed in all the creation under Heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister,
Colossians 3:4 When Christ our Life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 (10) And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
2 Thessalonians 1:7 (7) And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
1 Timothy 6:14-15 That thou keep this commandment without spot, , until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: (15) Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Titus 2:13 Looking that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he the second time without sin unto salvation.
Hebrews 10:36-37 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. (37) For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
James 5:7 Therefore , brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and the latter rain.
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
2 Peter 3:12 Looking for and unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, so that we may not lose those things which we worked out, but that we may receive a full reward.
Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, He comes with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, and those who pierced Him will see Him, and all the kindreds of the earth will because of Him. Even so, Amen.
I mentioned, in opening, that I love to talk about the soon return of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Would you believe that a fellow "believer" disgustedly said to the group I was addressing, I do not understand why we have to talk about this. There is so little said about it, and few understand the end times anyway.
Daniel may not have understood the signs and the times but he pursued an understanding anyway, and with the help of an angel came to realize that the captivity of Israel at Babylonian hands was almost over. Later, we see wise men (Magus) that had learned because of Daniel's pursuits, coming to find this Messiah that Israel should have sought themselves.
I have found the one who set me free, his name is Jesus Christ.