God wants and expects us to be thoroughly aware of the times in which we live. To this end, He gave us His Word, many signs to help us recognize the nearness of His promised return. As Christians, we have the privilege of living in this exciting period and seeing this great drama unfold. To help us understand these times, The Final Act can be viewed as a four-act drama: Act I The stage is set and the plot is introduced. Here we see Israel become a nation, observe the Antichrist, and contemplate escalating world problems. Act II The rapture of the church occurs, when God snatches away His people before the great tribulation. Act III The great tribulation is ushered in as God brings judgment upon the world. Act IV The second coming of Christ is witnessed by all as we see Christ judging the earth and setting up His kingdom. What exciting days we are living in! Like observers invited backstage before a play, we can see the director positioning the actors and making sure the props are in order. We can feel the excitement in these minutes before he signals for the curtain to rise. This analogy is apt, for God is positioning nations and current events before our very eyes. In The Final Act, Pastor Chuck Smith sets the stage for God s prophetic plan, providing insight into current world events leading up to one climatic battle that will usher in eternity. Explaining the rapture, the rise of the Antichrist, and conditions that favor the Lord s soon return, The Final Act is a compact, hard-hitting exposa on the last days of human history.