Session 19: The Cosmic Changes in the Heavens

In the Olivet Discourse, Jesus taught that immediately after the Great Tribulation comes to an end, there will be cosmic changes in the heavens: “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Matt. 24:29). Based on similar Old Testament prophecies, these metaphors describe a cosmic change in rule over this world from Satan to Christ when the messianic kingdom is realized on the earth. When the messianic kingdom comes to an end, Christ will come again to literally destroy this Genesis cosmos, rapture the saints, judge the world, and usher in the eternal age to come.