There are many ‘last days’ prophecies in the Bible. The nature of the things to come vary from prophecy to prophecy. The non-specific references are prophecies of destruction and doom, while ‘a•cha•rit ha•ya•mim’ prophecies in the writings of the major prophets are of restoration and salvation. These variations are evident both in the Old Testament and the New Testament.
For example, Acts 2:19-20 speaks about grave events: “and signs on the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes.” I Timothy 4:1 also depicts serious events: “in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.” II Timothy 3:1 does not offer any relief: “But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.” II Peter 3:3 offers the same: “in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts.” The reference to the last days in Jude 1:19 is identical to that of II Peter 3:3.
Obviously, the ‘last days’ references in the New Testament focus on the events before the return of Yeshua, Jesus.
The Old Testament prophets concentrate on restoration in the ‘last days’:
“‘Yet I will bring back the captivity of Moab in the latter days, said the Lord’”
In chapter 49:39 of Jeremiah, the return of the Elam captivity is prophesied. The most comforting prophecies of the ‘last days’ are said by Isaiah and Micah:
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the Mountain of the Lord’s House shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it”
The words of Micah copy Isaiah’s almost word for word. The book of Deuteronomy also offers comforting ‘last days’ prophecies:
“When you are in distress, and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days, if you turn to the Lord your God, and shall be obedient to his voice”