For generations, scholars and theologian have had a “picture” in their minds concerning what the end-times would look like. This picture has been placed in our minds by those who came before us. Unfortunately, we have been constructing the puzzle in reverse. We have been starting with this “mental image” and then putting the pieces of the puzzle together based on that preconceived image. Fortunately, there is an ancient “template” hidden within scripture that aids us in constructing our end-times puzzle “line upon line, precept upon precept” (Isaiah 28:10). This way, all of the end-times pieces fit perfectly together.
“Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.” (Hebrews 8:5)