The Last Days

In the religious world there is confusion and misinformation about the last days. Many believe this refers to the time period just prior to Christ’s second coming, but what do the Scriptures teach?

In Acts 2 Peter quotes prophecy from Joel. In so doing he makes clear that the last days had arrived. He says:

And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. Acts 2:17-21

In Hebrews 1:1-2; the writer says:

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom He made the world’s…

History records that in AD 70 the Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem, including the temple and all genealogical records. It is impossible for any Jew to prove his (or her) lineage. This being so, descendants of King David cannot be determined. This was important because prophecy stated the Messiah would be a descendant of David. It also means that Judaism was destroyed because there can be no Levitical priests, thus eliminating sacrifice.

With this in mind one may ask, last days of what? The most logical conclusion is the last days of Judaism; both civilly and religiously.