I had the good fortune to run across a blog that echo’s a project that I had on my To Do list. The author, Hope Wingo, has given me permission to reproduce it here. The reason I am posting this is two fold. You don’t see this topic being discussed much any more, even in Christian circles and if you are a student of the Scriptures, that boggles my mind. The summary that Hope has provided is excellent and it documents what all of us should be acutely aware of. That’s reason number one. Reason number two has to do with Biblical Prophecy. The Bible contains over 2000 prophesies that have been fulfilled, many with very specific details and there are more prophecies given outlining what is to come . There is a reason for them being there. The prophecies from God show His plan, the what, the why, the where, the when and most importantly, the who. Revelation, the last book of the New testament, is a prophecy about the end times. Revelation 1:1-2 reads as follows:
Revelation 1: 1-2 (KJV)
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
This isn’t optional reading. This is a vital part of our Christian faith and of all times in human history, it behooves all of Christianity to take this to heart. Understanding Biblical Prophecy isn’t an easy task. It takes time and earnest study of God’s Word. Hope’s overview of what God says about the end times is scriptural and up-to-date. I hope you enjoy it and take strength from it as much as I have.
The Bible gives us a very clear description of what our world will look like immediately before the return of Jesus to the earth. His return consists of two stages – first, the Rapture of the Church (in which Christians will meet the Lord in the air) and second, His Second Coming (in which His physical return to the Mount of Olives begins His 1000-year reign over the earth). We were told to “lift up your head”, or to start watching for His return when we recognize that these end-time prophetic things are beginning to happen. Today, they are undeniable.
In addition to articles of Christian interest and doctrine, I use this blog to give concrete evidence that we are living in the very last days before the return of Jesus. I also expose false teaching, heresy, and the apostasy that the Bible warned would dominate the end-time churches.
Today’s headlines mirror Bible prophecies with accurate precision as we witness a mind-boggling convergence of many of these prophetic signs; hence, the current-events posts relating to these topics. I’d like for you to compare today’s headlines to Bible Prophecy for yourself, so I’ve made this page available as an easily accessible reference. Feel free to click through the links.
Many of the signs that we witness today are indications that the Second Coming of Jesus is quickly approaching, which tells us that the Rapture of the Church could be at any moment. As an example, imagine a shopping mall in October; when you see the Christmas decorations going up, you know that Thanksgiving Day is very near. Just as the mall does not advertise that it is time to prepare for Thanksgiving, no prophetic signs are given for the timing of the Rapture. It will sneak up on those who are not watching for it and catch them off guard. We do know that the Rapture will be at least seven years before the Second Coming of Jesus, but there could be a greater span between the two events. The seven-year period in between the two events is called the Tribulation years, or the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, which will be a time of God’s wrath on the earth. It’s ultimate purpose is to draw the hearts of the Jews to Jesus, who will “call upon the name of the Lord” in the end, and all of Israel shall be saved. This seven year period begins on the day that Israel signs a peace treaty with the prophesied Antichrist. It will be a time as no other. During this time, 1/2 of the earth’s population and 2/3 of the Jews will lose their lives. The 1/3 remaining remnant of the Jews will go into the Millineum years with Jesus as their Messiah King.
The majority of people that attend church today do not hear the truth, but blindly follow whatever their pastor teaches instead of reading the Bible for themselves. God’s Word tells us that we are to test the spirits to prove that their teachings line up with His Word, and to study to show ourselves approved so we can rightly divide the meaning of the Word!
The following is a list of end-time Bible prophesies that are lining up to be fulfilled, or have already been fulfilled in our generation:
Israel hated of all nations. Notice how Israel can do nothing right these days?
Jerusalem a burden to all the world. Notice how the whole world is involved in the ongoing, never-ending, absolutely unsolvable Israeli/Palestinian peace talks lately? …and how the talks all involve splitting Jerusalem?
The third Jewish temple will be rebuilt. Bible prophecy tells us that in the middle of the Tribulation, the Antichrist will defile the temple, so we know that it will already be in place at that time. Today, preparations for that temple are in the final stages andJewish priests are being trained for service. Recently, the Sanhedrin appointed its next High Priest.
Iran and Russia – These two nations were prophesied to form an alliance which will come against Israel to “take a spoil”. Today we are witnessing the beginning of that alliance. Russia now has an airbase in Syria, and Iran has troops there; literally next door to Israel. Russia now sends weapons to Iran.
The hook in Russia’s jaw will cause Russia to attack Israel. This is God’s doings. He uses this to prove Himself strongly on Israel’s behalf as five of every six of Israel’s enemies will be killed. Today, we’re beginning to understand the bait that will be used on that hook since Russia wants a piece of Israel’s gas and oil discoveries.
Today, America is out of the Middle-East and Russia and Iran are in. This is straight out of Zechariah 12 and Ezekiel 38. Also, have you noticed that Russia is now gaining Israel’s trust?
Damascus, Syria – will become “a ruinous heap”. Have you seen Damascus recently? Scripture tells us that it will be completely destroyed and never inhabited again, so we’re also expecting it to be nuked.
One-World Religion – Pope urges “unity” among all religions. Also, unholy alliances are even beginning to form between the Pope and various evangelical leaders. We’re seeing more and more of these gatherings all the time. Here’s another recent example. Pope Francis is also forming bonds with Muslims.
One-world cashless economy – Chip implants or electronic tattoos will eventually control all buying and selling in a worldwide, computer-driven economy. The technology used will leave a noticeable mark on the forehead or the right hand. This will be in response to a worldwide economic collapse in which the Antichrist steps in with brilliant solutions. Today, we witness the beginning of this collapse.
Men traveling back and forth – Also called “running to and fro”. This was only made possible with the invention of cars, airplanes, and modern-day travel.
Apostasy, deception, false teaching, and cults – God’s Word will not be taught in the churches, but will be replaced by soft, feel-good sermons as well as rituals, idol worship, and experienced-based practices. People will have itching ears and will not endure sound doctrine. Although Jesus stands at the church door and knocks to get in, He will not be welcomed. Heard of the Emergent church yet? or NAR? or Unity? or “Christian” Yoga? or Contemplative Prayer? or homosexual Pastors? or the Prosperity Gospel? or Word of Faith? or Purpose Driven? or Seeker-Friendly churches?
Scoffers – Will mock the teaching of the Rapture and scripture. Notice how many of the new TV shows openly mock Christianity lately? Here are five of them. Here’s another. And another. And another. And another.
Homosexuality, known as the Days of Lot will be given over to take over the land. Noticed any Pride parades lately? Heard of gay marriage? Seen the new bathroom ad campaign? Heard our President’s proclamation? Jesus’ comparison of Lot and Noah connected the rainbow (the symbol associated with Noah’s day) to the homosexuality of Lot’s day. Is anyone else sick of seeing rainbows these days? Unrestrained evil and lawlessness, known as the Days of Noah will abound. Seen the beheadings? or bombings? or Muslim refugees invading someone else’s country? or racial tensions? or cities being burned?
Earthquakes , weather, and natural disasters will be as birth-pangs. Five major earthquakes in five days in April 2016 sound like a birth-pang? Seen record-breaking floods, rains, and fires lately? Heard of unprecedented volcanos erupting all over the world? Seen tons of dead marine life carpeting the world’s beaches? This is not global warming… It is God’s creation crying out to be delivered of its curse!
Finally, I include posts on the social and economic downfall of our nation because America is not mentioned in Bible Prophecy at all. It has been 68 years since Israel was reborn as a nation, so we know that God’s prophetic clock is quickly winding down. Since the greatest nation on the face of the earth is not included at this late stage, we know that America’s judgement will begin soon… Very soon! Romans 1 tells us that due to a nation’s sins, God turns them over to homosexuality and gives them a reprobate mind which corrupts them from the inside. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve been a witness to that. He also uses a nation’s enemies to destroy them from the outside… We have been warned!
Still not convinced? Also see this related article: 101 End Times Bible Prophecy from Jim Tetlow at Rapture Forums.com.
2 Timothy 3:1-13 (KJV)
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
I invite you to study God’s Word for yourself. When you saturate yourself in the Truth, you will recognize false doctrine in an instant. You will also recognize Bible prophecy as it’s being fulfilled in our current daily news reports. As always, don’t take anyone’s word for granted – not even mine! When you compare all that you read and hear to God’s Word, it will keep you from being deceived.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15