The Entire Book of Revelation (6/6):
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A three-fold picture of what man does to destroy mankind (7 Seals); what Satan does to man (7 Trumpets); and what God does to mankind (7 Bowls of Wrath)
A description of the person and ministry of the Antichrist.
The Battle of Armageddon
The Great White Throne Judgment
Tossing Satan into the Abyss of Hell
The millennium and the new Heaven and Earth
So, "S," in order to read the signs well and not be deceived, I recommend that you:
Carefully study the Bible passages referring to the end
Keep an eye on world events
Listen to spiritual men and women who listen to God for their insights into "the times of the end."
Finally, remember that Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:4: “But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief…”
I hope this helps.
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