As many of you know our culture is becoming morally degraded with each passing year. Additionally, mysterious events are happening throughout the world and many prophecies are being fulfilled right before our eyes. If there ever was a time to get right with the Lord, it’s now!
With this in mind, I thought it best to list Biblical prophecies, which were given to us, by God, to warn us of the coming end of the age. I pray that this message will urge your heart to get ready for the return of our Lord. So here goes….
1- False Prophets and False Christ’s
“For false christ’s and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24
We have seen many false christs and false prophets arise throughout the years (a false christ is someone who professes some sort of special revelation or message that directs people away from the truth of Jesus Christ). These types of false christs possess the leader mentality and have the capability of misleading groups of people. These names may ring a bell: Dali Lama, Joseph Smith, Jim Jones, David Koresh, and Hitler; which are obvious false christs to most of us. However, there are some among us who are not so easily noticed….
“These people are false apostles. They have fooled you by disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder his servants can also do it by pretending to be godly ministers.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
In other words, there are also false prophets among the body of Christ. In fact, some of the most deceived groups of people are the ones mislead by ministers who sugar coat the message of Christ. And oh, how sad it is, to allow ourselves to be deceived with a one-sided message that gives a wrong impression of the true nature of God! Not to say that those ministers are pretending to be godly, in fact quite the opposite, it seems as if they themselves are deceived. So be aware and on guard against such things.
2- Wars and Rumors of Wars (Distress Among Nations)
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6
The 20th century has been the bloodiest time in history; no other time frames have even come close to the devastation’s of war felt through those years. For example, in World War I over 8,000,000 men were killed and in World War II, the total deaths exceeded over 50,000,000 people. Now that we are in the 21st century we need to take into consideration the advances in technology, the expanding rate of terrorism, the power hunger dictators arising, the on-going hatred of the Jewish people, and the expanding godlessness of the nations. Currently we have enough nuclear power to kill every living person on this planet several times over. Which only leads me to assume that the potential for outbreak is emanate! World War III, I’m sure, is in the near future.
3- Famines and Pestilences
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” Matthew 24:7
In the Asian, African and Latin American countries, well over 500 million people are living in what the World Bank has called, “absolute poverty.” The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed, and one-third is starving. Currently the number of under-fed people is increasing.
Pestilences epidemics such as aids and cancer are sweeping across our nations and according to the American Cancer Society, cancer accounts for 1 of every 4 deaths. In this year alone they are expecting about 565,650 American deaths from cancer (keep in mind this is not global statistic, meaning the death toll globally is a lot higher). According to Youth Aids, the HIV virus will claim the lives of some 6,800 people daily and about 5,700 people will die from the aids virus each day. Not only that but breakouts of viruses, such as the swine flu and tuberculosis, seem to hit world from time to time. So is pestilence and famine a problem today? And the answer is a resounding YES!
4- Signs in the Sun, Moon, and Stars
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars…” Luke 21:25
Strange things have been happening in the sun, moon, and stars. We have seen a hick in solar activity, including asteroids flying about. Not only that but there are many weird noises coming from the skies.
5- Increase in Natural Disasters— Violent Weather, Earthquakes, Fires
“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Luke 21:25-26
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see this happening all around the world. You see, it doesn’t matter where you live because no matter where you go, you can note changes in weather patterns. Now I can throw a bunch of statistics at you, but I think if you just Google ‘extreme weather’ on your computer then you will find the answer all on your own. And this I highly encourage. In the 20th and 21st centuries we have had major increases in tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, fires, sinkholes, and various natural disasters. I am not saying that this has anything to do with the ‘global warming/climate change issue,’ rather this is an event predestined by our Creator. It’s not just a coincidence these things are happening, this is a sign of the times as predicted in the Scriptures.
6- Gospel Preached Throughout the World
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14
According to Wikipedia, “The Bible continues to be the most translated book in the world.” It also states that, “The Bible is available in whole or in part to some 98 percent of the world’s population in a language in which they are fluent.” People all over the world are hearing the gospel from television, the internet, and the radio. Today missionaries travel globally to spread the Word to various countries abroad.
“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power… always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5,7
Our societies value systems have began to plummet and are in a rocketed decline. Things like homosexuality, sex, drugs, divorce, family breakdown, and abortion are being embraced by our culture. Gay and lesbians parade our downtown streets, homosexuality is being taught to our children, alcohol is sold in almost every food facility (grocery, convenient stores, and restaurants), prescription drugs are readily available for anything you need them for, teen pregnancy is more common, the divorce rate is on the rise, the very air we breathe is polluted with profanity and pornography. Family quarrels have become publicized and popularized sitcoms we watch for entertainment—Jerry Springer, reality shows, talk shows—programs watched for fun! People are more focused on getting advice from Oprah Winfrey rather than God! Devastatingly, countries across the globe have embraced godlessness as a way of life.
8- The Revived Roman Empire
In the book of Daniel it tells of a dream interpretation given to King Nebuchadnezzar from Daniel himself. The very interpretation of this dream tells of future events. Daniel 2:32-33, “The head of the statue was made of fine gold [represents Babylon]…its legs of iron [represents the Old Roman Empire], its feet partly of iron and partly of clay [represents the Revived Roman Empire that we see today].” In this dream Nebuchadnezzar was given a vision of things to come, and this final empire was to be called the Roman Empire. It existed back in 70 A.D. and has since hit its demise.
Today, the European Union has all the earmarks of the old Roman Empire. This economic and political union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in Europe, contains many nations that were once part of the Old Roman Empire. Even now we can see the events in Scripture come to life, just as prophesied in Scripture.
9- Plans for a One World Government
In Daniel 7 we gain additional insights on this final kingdom that will be on earth during the last half of the tribulation, and its ruler, the Antichrist, who will rule the world and subdue it. Daniel 7:23-25, “The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth…and another shall rise after them…he shall speak pompous words against the Most High…”
Many organizations have formed leading us to become globally minded and more likely to accept a form of dictatorship. Here are a few examples of such globally minded organizations:
The World Trade Organization, according to Encyclopedia Britannica is an international organization established to supervise and liberalize world trade. In other words it monitors and enforces rules governing global trade.
The United Nations, according to Wikipedia, is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights and achieving world peace. The UN currently has 192 member states.
The World Bank, according to the World Bank website, “It is a vital source that offers financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are not a bank in the common sense. They are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays a different but collaborative role to advance the vision of an inclusive and sustainable globalization.”
The World Church Council – The WCC brings together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians and including most of the world’s Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches. It is a community of churches on the way to visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and in common life in Christ. It seeks to advance towards this unity…(Think One World Religion)
Illuminati and Bilderbergs– Two groups of power hungry elitists, who in part, are running things in the world. They too are pushing for a, “One World Order.” The Illuminati’s symbol is the, “all seeing eye,” which is portrayed on our dollar bills.
10- Technology for the Mark of the Beast
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelations 13:16-17
VeriChip meets all the criteria that could give the Antichrist the ability to ‘mark’ every human being and prevent them from buying or selling anything. VeriChip is a RFID microchip that can be inserted into human flesh. Today it can be used to microchip people who have medical conditions. It is the same technology used to tag animals to help reunited a pet with its owner. In October of 2004 it was cleared by the Food & Drug Administration. According to the VeriChip website RFID solutions are currently in use in over 5,000 installations worldwide, crossing healthcare, security, government, and industrial markets.
11- Increase In Knowledge and Travel
“But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4
A very noticeable sign is the increase of knowledge and travel. What’s interesting about this is that prior to the 19th century, men could travel no faster than horseback and carriage, the speed of foot or boat. That means for the last six-thousand years or so, people have managed to maintain the same source of travel—until now. In a little over a hundred years we have gone from horse back to cars, planes, jets, trains, submarines, and even space travel. Not only has the invention of the computer and the internet enabled us to access information from billions of sources within the matter of seconds, but DNA research, advances in the medical field, nuclear weapons and unfortunately cloning have become a part of our lifestyles. All have transpired in a little over a hundred years, and yet from since the time man has existed there have been no major advances in technology or travel as we have observed in our days, nothing even comes close. This is astonishing to me! We are witnessing Biblical prophecy right before our eyes, just as predicted.
12- Existence of a 2 million man Army
“And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.” Revelations 6:16
An army that size has never existed; however China currently has the potential for an army that size.
13- Rise of Russia and its Alliances
“‘Son of man, prophesy against Gog of the land of Magog [Russia], the prince who rules over the nations of Meshech and Tubal [places in Russia]. Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: Gog, I am your enemy! I will turn you around and put hooks into your jaws to lead you out to your destruction. I will mobilize your troops and cavalry and make you a vast and mighty horde, all fully armed. Persia [Iran], Ethiopia, and Put [Libya] will join you, too, with all their weapons. Gomer [Turkey] and all its hordes will also join you, along with the armies of Beth-togarmah [Turkey, Armenia, and the Turkish-speaking people of Asia Minor] from the distant north and many others.'” Ezekiel 38:1-6 (emphasis mine) The war of Gog and Magog.
Just as Scripture foretells, Russia is a strong nation with a strong military, and it is forming its alliance with the Islamic believing nations. Today, Russia and Iran (Persia) are teaming up!
14- Attempts for World Peace
“For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” 1 Thess. 5:3
Never has there been such a concerted, global effort to bring about peace at any cost such as there is today. Political Leaders, across the board, are pushing for peace at any cost, not matter whose hurt in the process.
Currently they are pushing Israel in negotiations with Palestine, a people who do not want peace, but rather Israels destruction. Ultimately this will lead to the biggest ‘peace’ lie in history! That is, the signing of a ‘seven year peace treaty,’ which will usher in the seven years of tribulation. Thus fulfilling Bible prophecy, they push for ‘peace’….something they will never find…. that is, until Jesus comes back.
15- Persecution of Christians and Jews
“Then shall they deliver you [believers of Jesus] up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:9
Around the world our brothers and sisters daily face persecution for their faith in Jesus Christ. Open Doors USA estimates 200 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest and even death for their faith in Christ, and another 200 million to 400 million face discrimination and alienation. They are being persecuted and killed in places like Iraq, Iran, China, North Korea, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Egypt, and more.
16- Death of Animals
“The land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away.” Hosea 4:3
This is also happening all across the globe.
Animal Deaths 2006-2011
Animal Deaths 2012-2013
More to Come! Look for the next post: “Prophetic Signs We are In the Last Days (Israel) – Part 2”