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Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah 42:9)
“Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure’.”
“Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.”
The Bible foretells many signs that would culminate in the last days. Jesus indicated these signs would arise together as His return drew near(Matthew 24:33-34). Though many of these prophecies won’t climax until the tribulation period, our generation is the first to see every trend in place. As the final seconds of this age tick away, these events will come into even clearer focus. Keep in mind as you read through this list that these prophecies were penned 1900 to 3500 years ago! How does this relate to you? The last several pages provide the answer – you need to read them carefully.
Disclaimer: Eternal Productions provides these Web links for your further study. While many of these articles and clips are from excellent Christian sources, we do not necessarily agree with the content of every website we link to in this list. In particular the secular News sites require critical discernment. If you would like to suggest additional links to substantiate any of the 101 Last Days Prophecies, please send them to Jim at: email@example.com
False Bible teachers would bring in heresies, have many followers, and cause others to reject God’s Word (2 Peter 2:1-2). It is very common today to find people who reject the Bible out of hand because they have heard it misrepresented by a false teacher.
–The Danger of False Prophets (lamb and lion ministries)
–Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet
–William Miller: The sincerely deceived prophet
–Joseph Smith: The Ego-maniacal prophet
–The Jehovah’s Witnesses: False prophecy gone to seed
–Benny Hinn exposed
–The Signs & Wonders Movement DVD
These false prophets would be money hungry, smooth talkers (2 Peter 2:3). A growing number of TV evangelists epitomize this. They twist the Scriptures, using misleading words, to make merchandise of the unwary.
The Christian gospel would be preached as a witness to all nations (Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10;Revelation 14:6). Today, portions or all of the Bible have been translated into over 2,400 languages and dialects covering over 90% of the world’s population.
Global communications foreseen (Revelation 11:9-10; 17:8). The Bible prophesies that the entire world will see certain events unfold. The invention of the television and the deployment of global satellite networks during the 20th century allow news to travel the world at the speed of light for the first time ever. Remember that in the apostle John’s day, news traveled at the speed of horseback.
–Global Communications Foreseen
–Communications Satellites: Making the Global Village Possible
–International GPS Service (igscb.jpl.nasa.gov)
Mankind would be capable of destroying all life (Matthew 24:21-22). Consider that when Jesus made this prophecy the armaments of His day were swords and spears. But today, with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, it is possible to wipe out all flesh on planet earth.
–Number of Nations with Weapons of Mass Destruction
–Nuclear Weapons in the End Times: Does The Bible Predict A Nuclear Holocaust?
–Nuclear Weapons: Global Issues (arms control)
–World Condemns Iran for Enriching Uranium (times uk)
–Rice Defends US-India Nuclear Deal (aljazeera)
–Nuclear Warhead Stockpiles (atomicarchive.com)
The use of nuclear weapons anticipated (Zechariah 14:12). The neutron bomb melts (dissolves) its victims just as God warned 2500 years ago. “Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.” This was unimaginable in Zechariah’s day.
There would be a global cry for peace (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Never has there been such a concerted, global effort to bring about peace at any cost as there is today.
–The World Peace Prayer Society
–Pope’s Religious Peace Summit
–Possible Plan for Peace (understand the times)
–Peace-The Mantra for 2010 (second article)
–Rapture Linked to Current Middle East Peace Process – Part 1
–Rapture Linked to Current Middle East Peace Process – Part 2
–10 Birth pangs including Global cry for peace and safety
–Ecumenical Movement (understand the times)
–Queen of Peace (understand the times)
–Center for Global Peace
–Global Peace Foundation
The Antichrist would use (false) peace to destroy many (Daniel 8:23-25). With all the problems facing mankind, multitudes are looking for a savior to usher in peace and prosperity without moral accountability. The Antichrist will promise the world and Israel such a peace if they follow him but his intentions will be sinister.
In the last days Israel would have a peace treaty in place that the Antichrist will confirm and eventually break (Daniel 9:27). Currently the world’s governments are striving for an Israeli peace treaty.
–GUIDE TO THE MIDEAST PEACE PROCESS
–Rice hopes to energize peace plan (jerusalem post)
–EU back peace plan (y net news)
–Assad: I want peace with Israel (haaretz.com)
–Rice urges ‘urgent and enduring’ Mideast peace (msnbc)
–Pope Benedict meets with Israeli president, renews call for peaceful coexistence with Palestinians –The Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
–The Oslo Accords
–The Peace Process is Dead, Long Live the Peace Process (mideastweb.org)
–Jordan Seen as Key to Solving the P.A. Problem: 3 Plans (arutz 7)
–Camp David: Bush, Jordanian King Continue Work on Mideast Peace (fox news)
–A Guide to the Mideast ‘Road Map’ (washington post)
Damascus would be destroyed (Isaiah 17; Jeremiah 49:23-27; Amos 1:3-5; Zechariah 9:1-8). Damascus, Syria is increasingly in the news and is extremely anti-Semitic. Many terrorist organizations have their bases in Damascus. God declares that they will become a ruinous heap because they have violently taken what was not theirs. In 2007 Israel vowed to wipe Syria off the map if Syria attacked by chemical weapons.
–When will Damascus be destroyed
–Israel Destroys Damascus
–Israel will attack Syria soon
–Israel to Syria: Use chem weapons & we’ll wipe you off map
–Prophesied destruction of Damascus imminent?
–Fury as Netanyahu confirms Syria strike
–Israel Thwarted Syria’s Plan To Attack
–Israel Thwarted Syria’s Plan To Attack-2
–The Land of Israel: To whom does it belong?
–Olmert Warns Of Looming War With Syria
–Let’s get serious about Syria
–As Syria prepares for war (jewish world review)
–Olmert: Prepare for war with Syria (the jerusalem post)
Chaotic weather would be prevalent (Luke 21:25-26). Jesus foresaw the seas and the waves roaring in the last days. He also likened these signs to birth pangs (Matthew 24:8). The Greek word odin, often translated as sorrows in Matthew 24:8, literally means birth pangs. Furthermore, the apostle Paul reminded us that the creation itself will be delivered from the curse at the end of the age (Romans 8:21). And that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs (Romans 8:22). As delivery draws near, birth pangs always increase in both intensity and frequency. Therefore, the creation itself would travail as the time of delivery draws near. Of course chaotic weather is not new, but there are many indications that we are witnessing an increase in extreme weather.
–Natural Disasters Up More Than 400 Percent in Two Decades
–US Tornadoes Chart
–Global Natural Disasters Chart
–Worldwide Weather-related Disasters Chart
–Extreme Weather Experienced Worldwide
–Summer 2010 – Deadly Weather Worldwide
–Worldwide weather and climate events
–WMO Says World Hit By Record Extreme Weather Events In 2007
–Monster hail hits eastern Australia
–Wild Weather Forces Farmers To Adapt
–Hurricane Katrina: The Prophetic Significance
–Earth Watch (disaster relief)
–Federal Emergency Management Agency (fema)
–Climate change (abc news)
–Residents Flee as Cyclone Heads for Australian Coast
–Asian Tsunami Survivors Look Back at 6 Months of Suffering (voa news)
–The Planet Goes Haywire (guardian)
–Australia – Worst Drought On Record (abc net)
–Floods Leave One Million Homeless In India’s Northeast (terra daily)
–Hurricanes Predicted to Double (cnn)
There would be a move toward a global government (Daniel 2:40-44; 7:23; Revelation 13:7-8). The former Roman Empire which encompassed present-day Europe would revive and eventually dominate the world. The European Union has steadily moved forward in its attempt to unite Europe politically and economically. It has succeeded in creating a European parliament, a court, and a common currency. And globalization is not unique to Europe, it is happening everywhere.
–Rise of the Euro
–North American Union
–One World Government News
–Europe in Bible Prophecy
–One World Government (understand the times)
–New World Order (olive tree ministries)
–The Rise of the European Superstate (koinonia house)
–Euro Information (euro.gov.uk)
–Euro Hits Record vs Yen (reuters)
–Europe Wants to Rival US as Military Superpower (crosswalk)
–Javier Solana to Head EU Defense Agency (xinhuanet)
–Tens of Thousands of Activists Converge to Forge New Vision of Europe (terradaily)
–EU Viewed by China as World Power to Rival US (telegraph)
–Europe Tests Its Military Wings (guardian)
–War Crimes Court On Trial As EU, US Square Up (dailytimes)
–EU Peacekeeping Force Ready (the age)
Literal Babylon (formerly called Babel, Genesis 10:10) would reemerge in the land of Shinar known today as Iraq (Zechariah 5:11; Isaiah 13). Saddam Hussein spent over 20 years rebuilding the city of Babylon. Today, with Saddam’s regime overthrown, the international community is discussing how to rebuild Iraq.
–Photo Tour of Babylon
–Chaldean Bishop: Iraq Needs Help From Outside To Be “Reborn” (national review)
–Council Ousts Babylon Governor (washington times)
–New Patriarch of Babylonia of the Chaldeans, Iraq, Elected (ewtn)
–Plan for Rebuilding Iraq Given Unanimous OK (world net daily)
–UK Pledges 300m for Rebuilding Iraq (bbc)
–New Iraqi Currency
–University of Babylon Re-opens (bb)
The fact that God once flooded the earth (the Noahic Flood) would be denied (2 Peter 3:5-6). There is a mass of fossil evidence to prove this fact, yet it is flatly ignored by most of the scientific world because it was judgment from God on man’s wickedness.
–Geologic Evidences for the Genesis Flood (answersingenesis.org)
–The World’s a Graveyard (answersingenesis.org)
–Australian coal – memorial to the Flood! (answersingenesis.org)
–Was the Flood Global? (www.christiananswers.net)
–Noah’s Flood – Where did the water come from? (answersingenesis.org)
–Dinosaurs and Fossils (answersingenesis.org)
–Noah’s Flood Questions and Answers (answersingenesis.org)
–Noah’s Ark (sunstar)
Increased interest in vegetarianism anticipated (1 Timothy 4:3-4). The New Age Movement has swept the globe during the past 40 years popularizing this.
–Growth of the New Age Movement
–Row Over Peta’s ‘Crucifix’ Protest (news24)
–Peta’s Pig Billboard: ‘He Died For Your Sins’ (world net daily)
–Slaughterville vs. “Veggieville” (wis-tv, columbia)
–PETA’s Ad a No-No with CBS (cnn money)
–Vegetarian Virgin Mary Ad Riles Church (cnn)
–For Vegetarians, There’s No ‘Me’ in Meat (journal gazette)
Many wars would erupt (Mark 13:7-8). It is now estimated that more people died in wars during the 20th century than in all previous wars throughout history.
–The Wars of the End Times
–Wars and Genocides of the 20th Century
–Armed Conflicts in 2006
–Armed Conflicts Report 2007
–Wars and Rumors of Wars (understand the times)
–Wars and Rumors of Wars (olive tree ministries)
–Death Tolls of the 20th Century
Ethnic conflicts would be prevalent (Matthew 24:7; Luke 21:10). Jesus used the Greek word ethnos to describe the last days’ conflicts. The past century experienced unprecedented ethnic cleansing and genocide – with over 100 million purged or killed.
The earth would be filled with violence (Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:11-13). In the United States alone, violent crime has increased nearly 500% since 1960. Fifty years ago abortion (the violent murder of an unborn child) was illegal in most countries. Today abortion is legal in most countries and 46 million children are aborted each year.
–Global Abortion Statistics
–United States Crime Rates 1960 – 2000 (disaster center)
–Preliminary Uniform Crime Report, 2002 (fbi)
–Painkillers for Aborted Babies? (wnd)
–Lawmakers Vote to ‘Celebrate’ Abortion (world net daily)
–‘Pro-Choicers’ Clap After Partial-Birth Abortion (world net daily)
Jesus foretold that there would be fearful sights (Luke 21:11). The Greek word translated fearful isphobetron, which can also be translated terror. According to the U.S. State Department, between 1981 and 2009, there were more than 75,000 international terrorist attacks.
–Worldwide Terror Attacks Up By 25 Percent in 2006
–U.S. Figures Show Sharp Global Rise In Terrorism (washington post)
–Terrorism (olive tree ministries)
–FBI, ATF Point to Threat of Domestic Terrorism (cnn)
–Bin Laden ‘is Alive’ (news 24)
–Al Qaeda Vows Back-Breaking Strike (indian express)
–Cities Ramp Up Security On Terror Alert Rise (cnn)
–Report: Hamas Planned Attacks in U.S. (world net daily)
–Istanbul Blasts At Least 27 Killed – 450 Injured (cnn)
–‘Dirty-Bomb’ Plot Underway in U.S. (world net daily)
–Al-Qaida Training Manual Shows Seaports Top Target (world net daily)
–New al-Qaida Threat: 15-Ship Mystery Navy (world net daily)
–Al-Qaida Tape Warns of ‘Crusade’ (world net daily)
–Saudis Seize ‘Terror’ Missiles (bbc)
Multitudes would travel to and fro (Daniel 12:4). Prior to the Industrial Revolution, few individuals traveled beyond their own communities. Until recently, horse, foot, and boat were the only modes of transportation. Yet today we travel by car, bus, plane, train, subway, etc. Millions and millions are running to and fro just as Daniel prophesied 2500 years ago!
Knowledge would increase (Daniel 12:4). Today we are witnessing an explosion of available knowledge. With the advent of the Internet, it is estimated that our cumulative knowledge is doubling every five years. This exponential increase is beyond what anyone could have imagined!
Deadly diseases (which the Bible calls pestilences) would be common (Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:8). Emerging diseases such as AIDS, ebola, Hanta virus, Dengue, West Nile, SARS, bird flu, etc., as well as numerous re-emerging infectious diseases underscore this fact. Ironically, just a few decades ago, some scientists were forecasting that advances in medicine might soon eradicate deadly diseases.
–Infectious diseases spreading faster than ever: U.N.
–CDC: Emerging Infectious Diseases
–WHO: Emerging Diseases
–List of NIAID Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases
–Medical Experts Fear Looming Pestilence
–LA Woman Hospitalized With Bubonic Plague (ap)
–Mumps Outbreak (cnn)
–Global Pestilence (koinonia house)
The final generation would be open to receiving a mark on their right hand or on their forehead(Revelation 13:16). Consider how the up and coming generation is tattooed, pierced and marked with all kinds of insignia. And today, for the first time in history, global tracking and marking technology is available.
–Global Tracking Technology
–RFID Gets Under Their Skin (VeriChip)
–Will RFID be the “Mark of the Beast? (prophecy in the news)
–VeriMed selected by 487 hospitals and 1410 Physicians (www.verimedinfo.com)
–VeriChip for Alzheimer’s Patients (VeriChip)
–VeriChip Sells First Baby Protection System, in Talks with Military (eweek.com)
–Insurers Study Implanting RFID Chips in Patients (eweek.com)
–Injectable chipless RFID Ink (www.ministryoftech.com)
–RFID TATTOOS FOR TRACKING COWS… AND PEOPLE
–Video on Largest RFID Conference
–Looking for Truth in a Tattooed World
A global economic system would exist (Revelation 13:16-17). This was unthinkable in the apostle John’s day. Yet today, globalists in every level of government are seeking to unite the world. Connecting the world monetarily is crucial to their goal.
–Technology for a Global Monetary System (understand the times)
–G-20 introduces food tracking system to stabilize prices
A man would control all banking and commerce (Revelation 13:16-18). Remember, this prophecy was penned 2000 years before our computer-driven society. Yet, until recently, you couldn’t have even dreamed how a person could control all commerce.
–Famines (prophecy central)
–Zimbabwe: Govt Admits Food Aid Required (irinnews)
–UN Appeals for Cash to Halt Famine in Sudan (dawn)
–Food Crisis Hits Mozambique as Drought Continues (reuters)
–World Hunger Situation Worsening (cnn)
–Egypt: Bread Shortages, Hunger and Unrest (Buzzle)
Great signs from heaven prophesied (Luke 21:11, 26). Unexplained sightings in the sky appear to be increasing. For instance, since 1947 UFO testimonies have exploded – terrifying many. Each year thousands of unidentified aerial sightings are reported.
–Reported UFO Sightings Skyrocket
–UFO’s and ET’s are real and demonic
–The National UFO Reporting Center
–Fearful Events (prophecy central)
–Huge Ice Chunks Fall from Sky, Mystify Scientists (world net daily)
–‘Hole in Sky’ Amazes Scientists (bbc)
–Hundreds See Fireballs Fall From Sky in Spain (reuters)
–The Sky Isn’t Falling, But Pieces Sure Are (space.com)
–Soothsayers See Doom, Gloom in Closeness of Mars (planet ark)
The sun would scorch the inhabitants of the earth (Revelation 16:8-9). In recent years, solar activity has intensified markedly. Though this prophecy is clearly a divine judgment on unrepentant mankind, a compromise in the earth’s atmosphere due to nuclear war or other ecological disaster could facilitate this judgment.
–NASA: Cosmic ‘superstorm’ more crippling than 20 Katrinas
–Here comes the Sun… again
–Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle
–Sun’s Activity Increased in Past Century, Study Confirms
–The truth about global warming – it’s the Sun that’s to blame
–Sunspot activity hits 1,000-year high
–Solar Radio Burst
The nation Israel would be born in one day (Isaiah 66:8). On May 14, 1948 Israel became a nation.
–Jewish Population Living in Israel
–The Jews in Prophecy
–Israel: 1948 Footage
–A Maturing Miracle – Israel Celebrates 59 Years
–“Israel: A Nation Is Born” DVD resource
–Declaration of Independence (brijnet)
The Jews would begin to regather in Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12; Ezekiel 37:21-22; 38:8; Luke 21:29-31). Over five million Jews have returned to Israel in recent times! This is unprecedented in human history. Never has a people group been dispersed for hundreds of years to every corner of the globe, and then regathered back to their homeland. Yet, God said it and He has done it before our very eyes!
–The Jew – Proof of God’s Existence & Satan’s Existence
–View the Israel section on the Countdown video here (eternal productions)
Returning Jews would come from the north, south, east, and west (Isaiah 43:5-6; Jeremiah 31:7-10). Amazingly, nearly a million Jews have emigrated from Russia in the north. Over 100,000 Ethiopian Jews have emigrated from the south (Zephaniah 3:10). Since 1948, Jews have emigrated from Europe, Asia, the Americas, everywhere!
–Anti-Israel sentiment growing in Ethiopia
–Israel opens door to Ethiopian Jews
–Statistics Bureau: Israeli Jews Outnumber Jews in the U.S. (ha’aretz)
–Americans Defy Terror, Emigrate to Israel (world net daily)
During the diaspora (the dispersion of the Jews to the four corners of the globe), Israel would become a wasteland (Deuteronomy 29:23-28; Ezekiel 36:8-11; Ezekiel 36:33-36). During the past 1900 years Israel became a nearly uninhabited, desolate wasteland.
Israel, once a desolate desert, would blossom in the last days and export produce to the world (Isaiah 27:6; 35:1-2; Ezekiel 36:34-36). Israel’s increased rainfall and world-renowned irrigation technology have caused the land to blossom. Incredibly, as foretold, they currently export over 1200 million dollars worth of fresh produce each year, including over 100 million in flowers and ornamental plants!
Israel would prosper economically (Ezekiel 38:12-13). Amazingly, this recently regathered, often attacked, tiny nation exported over 54 billion dollars worth of goods in 2010. This was inconceivable a century ago! In contrast, their neighbor Jordan exported less than 8 billion in 2010.
–Israel’s Economic Prosperity
–Israel, against all odds
–Exports (The World Fact Book)
–Israel’s 2006 Exports
–Israel’s economic indicators
–Israel is the fastest growing economy outside of Asia, and ahead of China and India
–Cool facts about Israel!
–Agriculture and the Israeli Economy
–After 2,000 Years, a Seed From Ancient Judea Sprouts (ny times)
–Israel’s Exports Underpin Economic Growth (israel ministry of foreign affairs)
–The World Factbook – Israel (cia)
The last days Jews would plant forests of trees. The Bible even specifies the variety of trees, cedar, acacia, myrtle, oil, cypress, pine, and box (Isaiah 41:18-20). Since 1900 more than one billion trees have been planted in Israel! This has happened in our day after Israel lay barren for nearly two millennia.
–Trees for the Holy Land (www.treesfortheholyland.com)
A pure language would be restored (Zephaniah 3:9). At the end of the 19th century the Zionist movement brought about the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language. In 1948, Hebrew became an official tongue of the state of Israel. Originally there was only one language (Genesis 11:1) and this pure speech will be restored (Isaiah 19:18). Interestingly, Hebrew has no swear words.
–The Divine Zionist Roadmap (arutz 7)
Jerusalem would be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled (Luke 21:24). Since 70 A.D., Jerusalem had been trampled by Gentiles until the Jews regained control of the city during the 1967 Six-Day War.
Anti-Semitism worldwide anticipated (Deuteronomy 28:37; Jeremiah 29:18; 44:8; Luke 21:20-24;Revelation 12). History confirms that the Jews have been persecuted as no other people group. Hitler tried to exterminate them, and the Antichrist will attempt the same during the Tribulation. Today, anti-Semitism is a global epidemic. For example, of more than 700 General Assembly resolutions passed since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945, about 60% condemn Israel. Only a few have been passed against Arab nations, but none as a response to their involvement with terrorism. In other words, out of 190 nations in the UN, the majority of all UN resolutions rebuke just one member, Israel!
–Anti-Semitism Worldwide by Region
–ANTI-SEMITISM (olive tree ministries)
–Global resurgence of anti-Semitism alarms UN (www.smh.com)
–Anti-Semitic incidents soar worldwide: (israelinsider)
–Anti-Semitism around the world (www.answers.com)
–The Cancer of Anti-Semitism in Europe (www.aish.com)
–The Spiritual Roots of Anti-Semitism: (www.aish.com)
–“Lest We Forget” DVD resource
–The Woman of Revelation 12
All surrounding nations would be united against Israel (Psalm 83:4-8; Zechariah 12:2). This hasnever happened in history. Yet today, Israel is surrounded by Muslim nations sworn to her destruction. Muhammad said: The Hour (last day) will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.'” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 4, b. 52, Hadith # 177).
–Israel prepares for an attack from Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, Iran
–The Middle East Problem
–Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38, Which is the Next Middle East News Headline
–Bill Salus on Psalm 83
–Bible Prophecies Reveal a Clear View of Israel’s Enemies
–The Truth About Islam (olive tree ministries)
–Israel, Islam & Armageddon – part 1 (youtube)
–Iran President: Israel Will Be Annihilated (fox news)
Jerusalem would be a cup of trembling to all surrounding peoples (Zechariah 12:2). Jerusalem is a small city, with no natural resources, no port, insignificant manufacturing and industrial capability, yet its very existence causes the surrounding nations to shudder.
A Cup of Trembling
Jerusalem would be a burdensome stone to all nations (Zechariah 12:3). Almost daily the world news reports on the conflict over Jerusalem. The United Nations, the Vatican, and many world leaders want to make it an international city. However, God says that the city is His and He has given it to the Jews forever(Genesis 15:18; Leviticus 25:23; 2 Chronicles 6:6). All who burden themselves with it will be “cut in pieces.” Despite God’s warning, UN resolution 476 flagrantly reiterates that Israel’s claim to Jerusalem are null and void. As a result, most countries refuse to transfer their embassies to Jerusalem – Israel’s capital.
–Prognosis for Jerusalem (koinonia house)
–The Abomination of Desolation (the omega letter)
–Israelis Back Disengagement, Review Jerusalem Situation (angus reid)
–Israeli Colonel Tries to Keep Jerusalem’s Temple Mount from Exploding (time)
–Structural Collapse On Temple Mount! (world net daily)
–Muslim Writer: Jerusalem Not Sacred (world net daily)
–Jerusalem Touted As World’s Capital (world net daily)
–Temple Mount Reopens to Non-Muslim Visitors (world net daily)
Israel would be invincible (Zechariah 12:6-9 ; Micah 4:11-13; 5:7-15). Since 1948, tiny Israel has been attacked in three major wars and several lesser wars. Yet despite being vastly outnumbered, they have defeated all attacking foes. Even during the final battle, when it looks like Israel will be destroyed, the Lord shall deliver her (Jeremiah 30:3-7; Zechariah 14; Mark 13:14-20). An invincible Israel makes no sense unless you believe God’s Word.
Israel would be partitioned by all nations (Joel 3:2; Daniel 11:39). This is another unimaginable prophecy! In 1947, UN Resolution 181 planned the partitioning of Israel. Currently, the West Bank and Gaza have been seperated into Jewish and Palestinian settlements. Dividing Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria are also being negotiated today in order to create a Palestinian state.
–Kofi Annan Calls For International ‘Buffer’ Force for Israel (ha’aretz)
–Bush: The Holy Land Must Be Divided (israeli insider)
–United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181
The Eastern Gate would remain closed until the Messiah returns. At Christ’s Second Coming, He will enter Jerusalem through the now sealed Eastern Gate (Ezekiel 44:1-3). Today, as prophesied, the Eastern Gate remains sealed.
The nation of Israel, which had been divided into two kingdoms since the time of Solomon (950B.C.) Israel in the north and Judah in the south would be one united nation in the last days (Ezekiel 37:15-22; Isaiah 11:11-13; Jeremiah 3:18; Hosea 1:11). And so it is, Israel is one nation.
The returning Jews would have no king until Jesus returns (Hosea 3:4-5). As foretold, Israel has been without a king for over 2500 years. Amazingly, not only is Israel no longer a theocracy, but today the Jewish state is governed by a democracy comprised of multiple political parties.
Rebuilt temple in Israel anticipated (Daniel 9:27; 12:11; Mark 13:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 11:1-2). The prophet Daniel, Jesus, Paul, and John all refer to the temple in the last days. Therefore we know it must be rebuilt. Preparations by the Temple Institute are nearly complete!
–The Building of the Third Temple
–Papua New Guinea delegation donates gold for rebuilding Temple
–The Temple Institute
–Temple Mount Faithful (tmf)
–Government of Israel Reopens the Temple Mount to Non-Moslems (tmf)
–“The Tabernacle of David” – Rebuilding The Holy Temple
–The Rebirth of the Sanhedrin
The temple sacrifices would be reinstituted in Israel in the last days (Daniel 9:27; 12:11); Matthew 24:15) Daniel foresaw the Antichrist ending the daily sacrifices. Therefore, the Jewish sacrificial system must have first been restored in the last days. Currently, the Temple Institute has created the temple furniture, vessels, and priestly garments. There are also several hundred young Jewish men in training for the Levitical priesthood.
–Temple Institute Preparations
–TMF Sends Letter to Pope Demanding Immediate Return of the Temple Menorah, Vessels and
treasure for Soon-to-be-Rebuilt Temple (tmf)
–Israel Seeks Return of Temple Artifacts (world net daily)
A red heifer without blemish must be born and sacrificed to purify the temple in Israel (Numbers 19:2-9). The Temple Institute is actively seeking to acquire a kosher red heifer.
Though Israel would be the focus of many fulfilled prophecies, most Jews would remain blind to the fact that Jesus is their Messiah until the very end (Luke 19:41-42; Luke 13:34-35; Romans 11:25-27). Remarkably, in recent years thousands of Jews have trusted Jesus as Messiah!
Ancient Petra (Sela the rock city) in Jordan would exist and become the refuge for the fleeing Jews during the Tribulation (Isaiah 16:1-4; Matthew 24:16; Revelation 12:6, 14). Before the Tribulation, Israel will apparently subdue and annex part of Jordan (Psalm 83; Jeremiah 49; Ezekiel 39:11; Amos 1;Obadiah).
Russia (Magog) would rise as a military power and lead an attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38). Today, most of the southern states of the former Soviet Union are both military powerhouses and Muslim.
–The Wars of the End Times
–Russia to Spend $730 Billion on New Weapons
–Putin touts new nuclear weapons against US
–Ezekiel’s Wall (jack kinsella)
–Rebuilding Russia in the Soviet Image (hal lindsey)
–Revisiting Perestroika (hal lindsey)
–Evidence Cited of Russian Arms in Iraq (boston globe)
–Russia Upstages U.S. in Caspian Oil Game (the hindu)
–Russia Bares its Military Teeth (bbc)
–Magog Revisited (koinonia house)
Iran (Persia), Sudan (Cush), and Libya (Put) would also partake in this attack (Ezekiel 38). Anti-Semitism in the Islamic world is rampant. According to the Koran and Hadith, Muslims are commanded to fight and slay non-believers in Jihad (holy war) unless they convert to Islam (Surahs 9:5 and 47:4; vol. 1, b. 2, Hadith # 24 and 35).
Turkey (Gomer) would also join in the attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38). In 2002, Turkey elected a pro-Islamic party to govern the country. In 2005, Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto Mein Kampf became a bestseller in Turkey. In 2007, Turkey elected an Islamist president.
Russia and her allies would come up against Israel to take away “great plunder” that Israel recently acquired (Ezekiel 38:10-13). In 2009 and 2010 Israel discovered a huge natural gas reservoir (Leviathan) and a large oil reserve that could alter the geopolitcal power balance in the Middle East.
Birds of prey would eat the dead flesh of the enemy armies that fall in battle against Israel (Ezekiel 39:4, 17; Revelation 19:17-21). It is a little known fact that Israel is the bird migration capital of the world. During the spring and fall migrations, billions of birds fly over Israel. Many of these migratory birds are raptors – carrion (dead flesh) eating birds of prey. In fact, 34 species of raptors migrate over Israel.
Jesus said there would be “distress of nations, with perplexity” (Luke 21:25). Today, with nuclear proliferation, global terrorism and grave ecological fears, the nations are in a quandary with no apparent way out.
The Euphrates River would be dried up (Revelation 16:12). Today, the massive Ataturk Dam in Turkey, completed in 1990, can hold back the Euphrates to a trickle.
Asia (the kings from the east) would be capable of deploying a 200-million-man army duringearth’s final days (Revelation 9:14-16; 16:12). Bear in mind, when John penned this prophecy 2000 years ago, there were only an estimated 170 to 400 million people on the entire planet. Yet today, according to the CIA, China alone has over 300 million men fit for military service!
–China and India’s Growing Population
–Manpower fit for Military Service
–Historical Estimates of World Population (census.gov)
–The World Factbook – China (cia)
–America Meets the New Superpower (independent.co.uk)
–China Using Artificial Rain to Clear Dust (ap)
–Chinese Dragon Awakens
–China’s New Missile ‘Warning to U.S.’ (world net daily)
–Will China’s Lust for Power Bring War to America? (cbn)
–China: U.S. Must Back Off
–China: Projected Number of Men without Wives Massively Increased
Population explosion foreseen (Revelation 7:9, 14). The apostle John, who wrote the Book of Revelation, was told the number of an army in the last days – 200 million (Revelation 9:16). This was the approximate population of the world at that time. That John also beholds a great multitude which no one could number coming out of the Great Tribulation at the end of the age (Revelation 7:9, 14), indicates an enormous number of people on planet earth in the last days.
The nations would bud (Luke 21:29-32). In Scripture, the tree is often used figuratively of a nation(Ezekiel 17:22-24; 31:3-6; Daniel 4:20-22). Since 1945, more than 80 former colonies have gained their independence. Our generation has witnessed the end of the colonial era and the budding of the nations. Remarkable!
–Growth in the Number of Independent Nations
–Listing of over 200 nations, dependent areas, and other entities
–Listing of over 200 nations, dependent areas, and other entities-2
–The United Nations and Decolonization
Egypt would exist in the last days – but only as a “lowly Kingdom” (Ezekiel 29:14-16). Egypt was one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Yet today, as prophesied, Egypt remains – but only as a third world nation – which will “never again exalt itself above the nations” (v. 15). And while God’s Word foretold of the demise of many other ancient people groups and kingdoms (which have long since vanished), Egypt remains!
–Number Of Recorded Earthquakes Rises Sharply
–Most Destructive Known Earthquakes on Record in the World
–Recent Major Earthquakes
–Earthquake in Haiti: Why, God, all the devastation?
–Major Recent Earthquakes
–Major earthquakes around the world over the past 80 years
–View Environment section on Countdown video here (eternal productions)
–Recent Earthquakes (neic.usgs.gov)
Marriage would be forbidden by many (1 Timothy 4:3). The Bible states that marriage is honorable among all (Hebrews 13:4). Despite this, the Catholic Church forbids their 400,000 priests, 800,000 nuns and numerous bishops, cardinals, and monks from marrying. The Orthodox Church, as well as Hindus, Buddhists, and other religious groups also impose mandatory celibacy for certain orders.
–The End of Marriage in Scandinavia (weekly standard)
–Group Calls for De-Legalization of Marriage (fox news)
–Boston Archdiocese Agrees to $85M Sex Abuse Settlement (fox news)
Deceptive signs and wonders would abound (Matthew 7:22-23; 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:9). The signs and wonders movement has swept the globe in recent years replacing the Word of God. Experiences that feed the senses in the name of Christ are drawing away millions.
Men would be lovers of themselves (2 Timothy 3:1-2). This generation, like no other, regards self above all else. Self-love, self-esteem, self-reliance, self-gratification, are encouraged by the media, schools, psychologists, etc. In contrast, Jesus taught self-denial. Even many churches today preach a feel good about yourself message.
–The Problem of Self-Love (the berean call)
Humanity would become increasingly materialistic and lovers of pleasure (2 Timothy 3:1-5). No generation in history has had so many means to entertain and arouse the senses. Every imaginable hedonistic pleasure is available and has become big business.
–Explosion of Lust
Jesus said Christians would be hated for His name’s sake (Luke 21:17; Revelation 6:9-11; 20:4). The banning of the Bible, prayer, the Ten Commandments, nativity scenes, Christmas songs, etc., reflects this trend. Also consider that more Christians were martyred during the past century than during all previous history.
–Christian Persecution News (olive tree ministries)
–Voice of the Martyrs
–International Persecution of Christians (greater things)
–SUDAN: The Hidden Holocaust
–Christians face beatings, church burnings (world net daily)
–Can Messianic Jews Own Businesses? (maoz israel)
–Bethlehem Christians Fear Neighbors (ifcj)
–Facts On Palestinian Christians
–Let My Children Go
–Persecution in Smyrna
–Missionary School Headmaster Brutally Beaten in Rajasthan
Homosexuality would be flaunted at the end of the age. Jesus warned that the last days would be like the days of Lot who lived in wicked Sodom (Luke 17:28-30). We know that the root of Sodom’s sin was pride and complacency (Ezekiel 16:49) as it is today. However, Sodom’s lasting infamy stemmed from their aggressive homosexual sin (Genesis 19; Jude 1:7). Today, the homosexual agenda is flaunted and forced upon our entire society.
–Culture Decline (olive tree ministries)
–BBC to broadcast gay mass from San Francisco
–Homosexuals Brainwashing Our Children In Elementary Schools
–Disney to allow gay commitment ceremonies
–World pride in Jerusalem (world pride)
–Obama to Gays: Re-Elect Me and ‘I Promise You We Will Write Another Chapter’ in Your Story
–Perilous Times – flaunting homosexuality (understand the times)
–View Morality section on Countdown video here (eternal productions)
Substantial wealth and luxuries foreseen (James 5:1-3; Revelation 3:17; Revelation 18). It is interesting that 40 years ago some authorities predicted that the growing mass of humanity was so quickly depleting the world’s resources, that many resources would be exhausted in a few decades. Yet today, vast material wealth and luxuries are in abundant supply just as the Bible anticipated 2000 years ago.
In the last days, fallen angels would interact with mankind (1 Timothy 4:1; Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:1-4). There has been an explosion of ET/alien reports during the past 60 years. Studies indicate these entities behave more like demons than space travelers. They transcend the laws of physics, invoke fear, and deliver anti-Christian messages.
–Reported UFO Sightings Skyrocket
–UFO’s do exist – they’re demonic
–The Gospel According to ET
–The Return of the Nephilim? (koinonia house)
–Mischievous Angels or Sethites? (koinonia house)
–As The Days of Noah Were (koinonia house)
–Mount Hermon: Gate of the Fallen Angels (prophecy in the news)
–UFO Blasts Sky Like 50,000 Spotlights (world net daily)
–Paranormal SWAT Team Won’t Rule Out Alien Authorship (sfgate)
–Strange UFO Seen in Colorado (world net daily)
–Who Were The Legendary Giants?
–Valley Of The Giants
Apostasy would occur just before the Antichrist is revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Increasingly, experience-based “Christianity” is replacing the Bible as the standard for saving faith. The ecumenical movement is striving for unity at the expense of truth. Christ’s exclusive claims are negated in the name of tolerance.
–Papacy Signs Another Unity Accord
–One World Religion (understand the times)
–Bridges to Rome (understand the times)
–Ecumenical Movement (understand the times)
–Papal Perspective: a Biblical Analysis (understand the times)
–Pope Says All Great Religions Must Unite For Peace (ewtn)
–Vatican Concert Unites Faiths bbc
–Dialogue Between Catholics, Chief Rabbinate is a Sign of Hope (ewtn)
–Pope Offers Hand to Conservative Anglicans (world net daily)
–A Call for ‘United Nations of Religions’ (world net daily)
–Interreligious Dialogue Is Part of Evangelizing Mission, Pope Says (zenit)
–Pope Hopes for ‘Leap Forward’ in Catholic-Orthodox Relations (rns)
–Germany’s Catholics, Protestants Come Together for Historic Event (deutsche welle)
–Mary: Mother of Interreligious Dialogue (ewtn)
–The Pope Appeals For Full Unity Between Catholics and Orthodox (ewtn)
–Round Table Reflects on “Mary and the Churches”(ewtn)
–Bold Ecumeical Suggestion From Anglican Leader (ewtn)
Some would say that Christ is in the secret chambers or inner rooms in the last days (Matthew 24:26). According to the Catholic Church, Christ is in the inner rooms of hundreds of thousands of Catholic churches either in Eucharistic tabernacles or monstrances.
Jesus also warned that this deception would be ushered in by great signs and wonders (Matthew 24:23-27). Currently, Eucharistic, apparitional, and related miracles and signs are reported around the globe.
–The Eucharistic Miracles of the World
–Eucharistic Adoration (therealpresence.org)
–Pope Calls Worldwide Synod of Bishops on Eucharist (zenit)
A woman would call herself “queen” and head the global counterfeit church in the last days – proving herself an imposter (Revelation 17; 18:7; Isaiah 47). Tens of millions follow the apparition of Mary, who is regarded as the Mother of the Church, the Lady of All Nations, the Co-Redemptrix, and the Queen of Heaven.
–Number of Approved Marian Apparitions
–Apparitions of Mary (eternal productions)
to read the book and view the video Messages From Heaven.
–Pope Says: Mary Helps Us to Open Up Our Hearts to God’s Will (ewtn)
–Pope Says: Mary Loves Us As She Loves Her Divine Son (ewtn)
–Pope Stresses Need to Pray the Rosary-Urges Confidence in the Virgin Mary (zenit)
–John Paul II Entrusts Future of Europe to Mary (zenit)
The woman would also represent a great city set on seven hills (Revelation 17:9, 18). The Queen of Heaven is considered the Mother of the Roman Catholic Church which has its headquarters (the Vatican) situated on seven hills. As the Catholic Encyclopedia states, It is within the city of Rome, called the city of seven hills, that the entire area of Vatican State proper is now confined.
–Vatican City Celebrates 75 Years as a Sovereign State (ewtn)
–A Woman Rides The Beast (Book) (the berean call)
In the last days, this wicked woman would go out over the face of the whole earth. She would be associated with a global curse. Her final destination would be Babylon in the land of Shinar (Zechariah 5). Interestingly, the apparition of Mary claims that she will soon travel through the entire world saving those who look to her.
–Queen of All (eternal productions)
Epidemic drug use foreseen (Revelation 9:21). The Greek word translated sorceries is pharmakeia which can also refer to drug use, both illegal drugs and mind-altering drugs. The use of illegal drugs and the dispensing of mind-altering drugs has risen sharply during our current generation.
–National Institute on Drug Abuse – Trends & Statistics
–Prescriptions of Mind-Altering Drugs for Teens Rise (washington times)
–Babies given mind altering drugs in Florida (ahrp)
–Is Ritalin Raising Kids To Be Drug Addicts? (eagleforum)
–Antidepressant Use in Children Soars Despite Efficacy Doubts (washington post)
–Psychology and the Doctrines of Devils
–Your Drug may Be Your Problem (recommended book)
Sorceries referring to witchcraft, magic, or occult practices used to enchant and deceive are also anticipated in the last days (Revelation 9:21; 18:23; 21:8; Isaiah 47:9-15; Micah 5:10-15). Today, interest in the occult is flourishing.
–Witchcraft is the Fastest Growing Religion in the US
–Harry Potter Statistics
–Witchcraft goes mainstream
–Toy Stores Pushing Voodoo: (chick)
–Freemasonry: The Witchcraft Connection (saints alive in Jesus)
–The Kabbalah (koinonia house)
–View Occult section on Countdown video (eternal productions)
–High-Tech Witchcraft (probe ministries)
–Witch School Opens Doors In Midwestern (abc news)
–Number of Nations with Weapons of Mass Destruction
–Wars and Rumors of Wars (koinonia house)
Environmental devastation of the planet foreseen (Revelation 11:18). Our generation has done more to ravage the environment than any previous generation.
–1,360 Scientists from 95 Countries Warn: The End of the World (prophecy in the news)
There would be signs in the sun (Luke 21:25). In recent years there has been a massive increase in solar activity recorded. Still future paranormal events must yet occur (Revelation 13:13-14; 16:14).
–The Miracle of the Sun
–Here comes the Sun… again
–Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle
–Sun’s Activity Increased in Past Century, Study Confirms
–The truth about global warming – it’s the Sun that’s to blame
–Sunspot activity hits 1,000-year high
–Solar Radio Burst
Many would call themselves the Christ (Matthew 24:5). Jesus was an itinerate preacher who never traveled outside the tiny nation of Israel and He had the audacity to say that many would come in His name, claiming to be the Christ. And yet today, millions within the New Age Movement, Eastern religions, and the cults call themselves a Christ or the Christ. This is another incredible prophecy!
–Growth of the New Age Movement
–Jesus in South Florida?
–Jesus of the Cults (christian ministries international)
–Jesus of the Cults (saints alive in Jesus)
–Christian answers for the New Age
–Countdown to Eternity video (Morality) (eternal productions)
God said that His name would be great among the nations (Malachi 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11). Jesus in Hebrew Jehoshuah – means Jehovah saves. As we begin the 3rd millennium, over two billion people profess to be Christians. Multitudes more regard Jesus as the greatest prophet and teacher ever. As foretold, no other name compares to the fame ascribed to Jesus Christ.
–Major Religions of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents (adherents.com)
Jesus prophesied that even after heaven and earth pass away, His words would never be forgotten (Luke 21:33). As we near the end of the age, we see that Christ’s words remain as accurate, renowned, and relevant as they were 2000 years ago. Today, Bible societies alone distribute approximately 500 million Scripture portions or entire Bibles every single year.
Despite the Bible’s numerous warnings and last days prophecies, many people would be taken off guard when these events culminate (Luke 21:34-36; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-6; Revelation 3:3). Take heed to yourselves!
–Jesus Is Coming Soon!
–Approximately 100 Million American Church Members Have Very Little to No Understanding of Bible Prophecy (koenig’s international news)
All true followers of Christ would suddenly vanish, raptured (caught up) by God to heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52). A false explanation will deceive the unsuspecting masses (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). Today many apparitions, angels, ETs, channelers, and New Agers are offering a counterfeit explanation for this soon to take place event.
During the Tribulation, innumerable multitudes from every nation would wake up and turn to the true Jesus of the Bible and be saved (Revelation 7:9-17; Daniel 12:10; Zechariah 2:11). See also: Acts 2:17-21). Today, the seeds of the gospel are being spread in every nation!
–United Bible Societies (biblesociety.org)
–Wycliff Bible Translators
–Global Recordings Network
–Oral Bible Stories
–Who are the 144,000 in Revelation and what is their purpose?
Many from Egypt to Assyria (Iraq and the Middle East) would call upon the name of the Lord and be saved(Isaiah 19:16-25). The Lord is currently moving mightily to save souls throughout the Middle East. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13)!
Some would depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1). This generation has witnessed the explosion of “heavenly visitors” and false doctrines that are embraced by professing Christians even though their messages contradict the Word of God. Channeling, witchcraft, yoga, psychics, etc., have also gained in popularity though forbidden by God (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).
–Various Spiritual Deceptions (olive tree ministries)
People would reject the sound doctrine of the Word of God and follow the doctrines of men that appeal to their own lusts (2 Timothy 4:3-4; Acts 20:29-30). Others would confess faith in Christ, but not obey His Word (Matthew 24:48-51; Matthew 7:22-23).
–A Biblical Worldview Has a Radical Effect on a Person’s Life (the barna group)
–How Many Have Biblical Worldview (the barna group)
–We live in the land of biblical idiots (la times)
–The Plague of Biblical Illiteracy (lamb and lion)
–Oprah on Jesus: Is Jesus the only way to God? (watchman fellowship)
–Apparitions of Mary (eternal productions)
–Aberrant teachings (www.letusreason.org)
–New Age (understand the times)
–The Day They Kicked God Out Of The Schools
–Survey: More Americans Familiar with Big Mac Ingredients than 10 Commandments
–The Good Test (See How You Measure Up!) (eternal productions)
–Ten Commandments Judge Removed (cnn)
–Ten Commandments Monument Moved (cnn)
Idolatry would be pervasive (Revelation 9:20; 13:12-15; 19:20; Micah 5:10-15; Zechariah 13:1-2). An idol is anything that competes for the attention due only to our Creator. Statues, images, charms, false gods, angels, apparitions, as well as possessions, position, pleasure, a person, self, and any created thing can all become idols (Romans 1:18-25).
–Non-Christians in church flock (the telegraph)
–Our Lady of Peace Shrine
–Pope Benedict XVI – the Doll (dw)
–Relics of Cur of Ars Make Stop in Papal Chapel (zenit)
–An Icon the Pope Hoped to Deliver Personally (zenit)
–Pope to Accept Mother Teresa’s Blood (sify)
Blasphemy would be common (2 Timothy 3:2; Revelation 16:9, 11, 21). Consider how often people use their Creator’s name (God, Lord, or Jesus Christ) as a curse word. What they have done is liken the One who is the source of every blessing (eyesight, sunsets, food, family, friends, etc.) to a four-letter curse word. Fifty years ago, Hollywood seldom used God’s name in vain. Today, nearly every movie includes blasphemy.
Sexual immorality would be rampant (Jude 18; Revelation 9:21). Keep in mind, Jesus said whoever looks to lust has already committed adultery in his heart (Matthew 5:28). Therefore, God equates Internet porn, lustful movies, TV shows, and magazines to fornication. The availability and consumption of sensual products has exploded in our generation.
–Japanese Sex Club Employs Robots
–Jewish “Sex Commando” Targets Israeli Porn Web Sites (afp)
–Internet Group OKs ‘XXX’ Web Addresses
–Ofcom Says OK to Sex with Animals (guardian.co.uk)
–Sex-Change Series on Sked (variety)
–New Rules to Crack Down on Child Pornography (cnn)
–Little Black Book’ Teaches Kids ‘Gay’ Sex (world net daily)
–Media Gives Porn Industry Pass — Again (agape press)
–Harvard to Publish Porn Magazine (wnd)
–High School Hosting ‘Porn’ Play (wnd)
–Net Blamed for Rise in Child Porn (bbc)
–Abercrombie Plans Another Porn Catalog (world net daily)
–Students Lobby for University Porn Club (world net daily)
–Sadomasochism Conferences Canceled (world net daily)
–Amazon Sells ‘Deadly’ Pedophile Magazine (world net daily)
–Britain At Sex Disease Crisis Point, Say MPs
–New Zealand Legalizes Prostitution (lifesite)
Men would sear their conscience so they could continue in sin (1 Timothy 4:2). The conscience is where God reveals right and wrong. Con means with and science means knowledge. Therefore we sin with knowledge when we ignore God’s moral law and violate our own conscience.
Men would mock the warning signs of the end of the age saying, These signs have always been around (2 Peter 3:3-4). The Bible even reveals their motivation – they love lust.
There are many more last days prophecies (several too detailed for this brief list). However these 101 demonstrate that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is true that some of these signs have been around for millennia, but only our generation has witnessed the coming together of every one of these events. Contrast the Bible’s 100% track record with other self-proclaimed prophetic sources and there is no comparison. The false prophets typically repackage and plagiarize the Bible’s prophecies for the unsuspecting masses, or they make so many vague prophecies that one is bound to be fulfilled. Nostradamus did both.
Jesus also said that some men would be gripped with fear when these signs occur (Luke 21:26), while others would look up with hopeful expectation (Luke 21:28). Which camp do you fall into? If you’re fearful, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is that God will judge every man who breaks even one of His laws. Have you ever blasphemed your Creator’s name, Lied (white lies and fibs count)? Stolen (cheating on a test or taxes is stealing)? Looked with lust? If you have answered yes to these questions, then by your own admission, you are a blaspheming, lying, thieving, adulterer at heart. And we have only looked at four of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20). That’s how God sees you. Keep in mind, God sees every secret sin of your past as if it just occurred. Nothing is hidden from His holy eyes. Also remember that Jesus rebuked the pious religious leaders of His day because, though they appeared good on the outside, inside they were prideful hypocrites. They were trusting in their own goodness, but the Lord saw their hearts. No matter how upright we may appear on the surface, all of us have broken God’s holy commandments and need the Savior. Please listen to your conscience. You know you are guilty, and should justly end up in hell. That’s not God’s will. In fact, God is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). The good news is that God has made a way to freely forgive us so that we may spend eternity with Him in heaven. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). God desires a loving, eternal relationship with each person free from sin, fear, and pain. Therefore, He sent His Son to die as our substitute on the cross. “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Jesus never sinned. Therefore, He alone qualified to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross. We sinned, but Jesus died in our place. He then rose from the dead defeating death. All who turn from their sins and call on His name will be saved.
If these signs alarm you, thank God, because the Lord wants to awaken you from your spiritual slumber and give you eternal life. To repent of your sins and place your trust in Jesus Christ, make Psalm 51 your prayer. Then read your Bible daily, obeying what you read. God will never let you down.
Footnote: Ray Comfort, Nostradamus: Attack on America, Gainesville, FL, Bridge-Logos Publishers, 2001.