Either GOD has You or Satan has You! There is No middle ground!!
 

Since 01/11/07

Updated 03-22-18

Either Jesus The Christ has you or the Anti Christ has you!!!!!

To You who want Jesus Christ and Almighty God taken out of America, be aware that if you succeed in this, the void will be filled with sharia law and radical Islam!

Christ Died for You

The Bible tells us that “God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners.” This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.

Go with God, Jesus The Christ and the Holy Spirit all the days of your life!

"Speak once, and if not hastened or listened to, speak no more, but pray that the Eternal Father in Heaven will open up the ears of those who have closed their hearts and their ears to the truth."

"God, open my eyes to who you really are, and then I'll open my life to you."

Glory, Majesty, Power and the Highest Praise Lord Jesus, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, The Amen King, The Alpha, The Omega, The HOLY "Ancient of Days", the Great "I AM", and the Glorious and Wonderful Savior and Redeemer, Lover of Our Souls! In Jesus Name I pray, Amen & Amen!!

Ancient Of Days (Full Version!)

 

Laus Deo - Praise to God

Laus Christo - ' Praise be to Jesus Christ!'

The Cry of the Watchman

By Pastor Mike Taylor

http://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-cry-of-watchman.html

Many people see the signs of the times and wonder when will the Tribulation be beginning in earnest. Many see the economic problems of this age, and the lawlessness unfolding at greater depths of sinfulness than in any previous years. Many of them are old timers like me, who remembers a more peaceful time, but note that that peace is slowly being taken away. Young people who have not been taught by their parents who were, in return, not taught by their parents, have come to see what is happening with blindfolds on their eyes. They haven't got their eyes open to what is actually happening and will be prime candidates for the coming One World religion and the "mark of the beast".

Folks see the cashless society that is being pushed in foreign countries like Sweden, and worry about having to take an implant or a tattoo on their bodies, especially with RFID chip that some businesses are offering their employees. With this going on even in the USA, some wonder can the mark be taken without repercussions to their spiritual lives. They ask, "so what do we do?"

We know that this world we live in, is one step away from this NWO and the Anti-Christ is standing just off stage right waiting for the right crisis to reveal himself. Many people email me with questions that only show that they are frightened with what is coming at them at near "warp speed" and their anxiety grows even more prevalent in their everyday lives.

CAN I TAKE THE MARK UNWITTINGLY?

I had a person ask me, as I have explored the possibility that we are in the Tribulation already (which we are not) but she asked me, which I expand this to all who may have the same question "Can a person take the Mark of the Beast without meaning to?" The short answer is "NO" you cannot. Reason being that the coming Mark of the Beast is not only designed as an economic mode of exchange like we see with chips on credit and debit cards used on the world market that will soon be under control of one central authority, but it is also a "worship system" that you have agreed to be a member of the Church of the Anti-Christ/Satan. If it were just an economic mode of being a part of the buy/sell of this coming end time world, then it wouldn't be as dangerous to one's spiritual health, but you have embraced the Anti-Christ as a god on earth.

The penalty of refusing the coming Mark of the Beast is a refusal to worship the abomination of a beast called the Anti-Christ, and no one will escape the attention of the false prophet who will be able to monitor every person on the planet for compliance or their refusal which will lead to the ultimate penalty of death by whatever means available, but the the bible speaks of being "beheaded" as the most severe form of this punishment.

14 "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.


16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (Revelation 13:14-17)

WHO WILL YOU FOLLOW?

But the bible makes it perfectly clear that you cannot serve two masters:

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." (Matthew 6:24)

You can't serve in the Church of the Anti-Christ and claim to love God or serve Him. Being a symbol of membership in the "beast" end time one world religion, it gives the person a few short years of privileges under its rule to life, liberty and the right to pursue some form of economic happiness, but it is a lie of Satan and the ruling authorities. It will end in eternal doom.

But in order to accept this Mark, there must be a false prophet that demands worship of the Beast. The demand to worship rewards the person with this Mark that they have agreed to worship at the altar of a false god on earth who elevates himself, proclaiming himself to be God.

Those who refuse to accept this mark will be rounded up like so much cattle and marked for extermination. This was unheard of 50 years ago, but with the advancement in computer technology, everyone in this planet is being monitored even now, even if you don't know it. So no one can take the mark "by accident". It will be a conscious decision that will be imposed on everyone, and even if they take the mark under duress or fear for their family, the Mark will be their doom to destruction in the Lake of Fire.

WHAT HOLDS THIS EVIL BACK?

But to Christians in this Age of Grace, the revealing of the Anti-Christ cannot be revealed as long as the Holy Spirit is upon the earth as a restraining force against evil.

6 "And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2nd Thessalonians 2:6-10)

The He is a personal pronoun in verse 7. It is not a thing, or something on earth in the physical realm, but can only be God's Holy Spirit that is withholding evil at bay, until He allows Satan to have full sway over all the inhabitants that are still living on this planet, or as the bible calls, the nations, or "earth dwellers". It is designed by God to bring judgment by using Satan to do his dead level best to pervert mankind and bring them to destruction. And Satan will be very successful in deceiving those who only want to continue in the evil lifestyle and continue to enjoy their unrighteous acts of lawlessness.

But concerning the coming Mark of the Beast, the bible is very specific of what the penalty will be for taking this mark, for whatever reason:

9 "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name." (Revelation 14:9-11)

Some Christians find it difficult to reconcile the grace of God with such a harsh penalty - something I've always found baffling, since those same Christians have no problem with the concept of eternal damnation.

But what about salvation by grace through faith? Who are the Tribulation Saints? And if the Holy Spirit has been withdrawn, how did they get saved?

People will still be getting saved, but the Age of Grace with the sealing of those who accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior will be withdrawn, and it will be much as it was in Old Testament times. This Age of Grace end with the rapture of the Church to proceed with Daniel's 70th week, or the final week of the Age of the Law which was cut off when Jesus was crucified.

Many come to repentance, but are not sealed save the 144,000 Jewish Evangelist from the 12 tribes of Israel. It is so important that Jesus devotes an entire chapter that John writes down to make clear this special sealing of the "servants of God in their foreheads"

2 "And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel." (Revelation 7:2-4)

BEING SEALED IN THE TRIBULATION

The Greek word translated in Revelation 7:3 as "sealed" is sphragizo meaning, "to stamp for security or preservation."

This is the same seal that is given those of us who believe in the Church Age and are sealed, but this seal is given to them only (the 144,ooo Jewish Evangelist), and no one else received this "deposit" of God's Holy Spirit, so each man and woman must guard their repentance and accepting Jesus as Savior to the very end. It is why it is written:

21 "And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come." (Matthew 10:21-23)

That enduring to the end, are those who guard their salvation and DO NOT give into the deception of the Anti-Christ, his false prophets, or end time goons that work for them, even under duress and fear for their lives, or loved ones lives.

Note that the message of Matthew 24 is directed to the nation of Israel, or the Jews at the time of Jesus? The Church had not been formed yet, and the focus of the ministry of Jesus was the Lost Sheep of Israel. Not until the day of Pentecost, did the ministry of the apostles, especially Paul focus on the Gentiles.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL NEVER LEAVE US.

God told us that He would send us a Comforter that would abide with us forever, and would NEVER leave us alone.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (John 14:16-18)

So the obvious interpretation in the verses I have quoted in 1 Thessalonians 2:7 and the one just above, if the Holy Spirit is withdrawn, so will those who He indwells, as He will never leave us. A clear sign of the rapture of the Church.

TWO PURPOSES OF THE TRIBULATION

There is a prevailing conceit without warrant, that God loves the Gentiles more than He loves Israel and therefore His attention will be focused on the Gentiles after the Church is gone from this earth which concludes at the rapture of the Bride of Christ.

But the Bible paints an entirely different portrait. The purpose for the Tribulation is two-fold. As I have spoken of many times in the past, the coming Tribulation is designed for two objectives in God's plan. First, God will try Israel proper as silver is refined in the fire through much persecution that will remove the "dross" from their hearts.

2 "But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years." (Malachi 3:2-4)

Second, the tribulation and the Great Tribulation is designed to destroy all rebellion upon this earth, as God sets out to nearly wipe this planet clean of all human life. Jesus told us that unless those days were shortened:

21 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." (Matthew 24:21-22)

Again, this is from Matthew 24, the chapter that speaks directly to the nation of Israel and God will shorten the days of total destruction of all mankind, save for their survival of the Jewish people into the coming Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ.

The time of the Tribulation is for JUDGMENT on all mankind. I had a lady that was emailing a brother in Christ of mine on the internet, that proclaims a Post-Tribulation rapture of the church and is adamant that the Church will endure the same persecution as everyone else. But I had to point out to her, these two reasons. I will call her name "Mary". She could not see that the Church is being judged now. We have been washed in the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and clothed with His righteousness and that not of our own. The bible clearly tells us:

17" For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator." (1st Peter 4:17-19)

If the two reasons I have given are for the refinement of Israel and destroy all rebellion, then what purpose does the church have in this horrific time? To purge those who have already been forgiven, and subject the Bride of Christ to the same persecution of the rest of the Gentiles on earth, to me, smacks of Catholic purgatory, which I categorically deny. We have been washed and made white by the blood of Jesus from the time of Calvary. There is no purpose for the Church to endure the two reasons I have given. Especially, my reader, when there is amble proof that God's wrath is reserved for the unrighteous, not those who have been forgiven.

Paul makes it pretty plain in his epistles that we are not the focus of the wrath of God during this seven years of Age of the Law, but it is reserved for the two groups mentioned

"For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in." (Romans 11:25)

Is not that pretty clear to you who just read that verse. That speaks of the Gentile Church who have come into a relationship with Jesus Christ...which also covers believing Messianic Jews and anyone else that believes, Jew or Gentile.

The musterion that Paul spoke of in his epistles (mystery; previously unrevealed truth) is that God allowed the Jews to reject the Messiah in order to provide a limited opportunity for the Gentiles to be saved. It is limited to that period UNTIL the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

So after the fullness of the Gentiles has come in..(that would be me, and maybe that would be you), then God turns His full attention back to Israel....it is clear in black and white when Paul wrote in Romans

"26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes. (Romans 11:26-28)

REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY A LIE

The Church does not replace Israel, even as Israel has been set aside for the last 2000 years until the Lord takes " a people who were not His people"...

9 "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy." (1st Peter 2:9-10)

A person can be blinded by the Satanic doctrine of Replacement Theology, either one believes it or not. The New Covenant is with the Church of the Living God during the Age of Grace, or called also, the Church Age. But this is not directed at all Gentiles of all ages, but for a specific group since Calvary who believe by faith in the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, and come to repentance and follow Him, much as a docile lamb follows a Shepherd out of love and obedience and knowing that Shepherd has his best interest at heart. The New Covenant will be completed at the Rapture of God's Church and we join Jesus our Lord at the Marriage supper of the Lamb, after we are adopted into the family of God by being betrothed to our Husband, Jesus the Christ.

ONE WEEK OF DANIEL'S PROPHECY LEFT

God has yet to fulfill the prophecy of Daniel's 70 weeks of restoring Israel in righteousness. God fulfills His promises, and the last week that was set aside, and the prophetic clocked being stopped when the Messiah was cut off, but not for Himself, but to save the whole world, that clock will begin again at the rapture. To those who trust in Him by faith and accept the mercy and grace afforded by a selfless love that can only be deemed amazing. Amazing that God would love us so much that He would even die for us, though we deserved none of it. The coming Tribulation is God's plan to do just that. To save Israel as a remnant people unto Himself.

As was said, the Tribulation and especially the Great Tribulation is designed to refine Israel and remove the scales from their eyes and they realize that Jesus was their long sought for Messiah, not some dictator of the end time world who promised them peace and safety. They will cry from their persecutions when they seek Jesus with their whole hearts...Zechariah prophesied they will call out to their Messiah, much as Jesus said they would...

8 "And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God." (Zechariah 13:8-9)

Jesus proclaimed.

34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." (Luke 13:34-35)

The persecution will bring all of Israel to their senses and they cry out to God for deliverance. Jesus comes to save the remnant of His people and they are the ones who will enter the Millennial Kingdom alive and mortal. The rest of mankind who have been in rebellion will either be destroyed, or judged at the sheep and goat judgment and cast into the lake of fire.

This is not dual-Covenant theology. There is only one Covenant by which men are saved. They are saved by faith that the shed Blood of Christ is sufficient to cleanse them of all sin. That does not change during the Tribulation Period.

But the focus of God's attention after the conclusion of the Age of Grace turns back to the Jews. During the final Week of the Age of the Law, the universal ministry of the Holy Spirit is withdrawn. (2nd Thessalonians 2:7)

Going back to how I opened this message, there will be believers in the Tribulation who will succumb to the Antichrist's coercion and accept his mark to save their families. And Scripture is clear that those who do are forever lost.

Tribulation believers will be saved by faith in Christ and enduring until the end, as in the Church Age, but without the guarantee of eternal security or the automatic indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus described the tribulation as, "such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."

It is the job of a watchman who sees the sword coming to provide a warning. I cry the warning to all who will see the light of Truth found in God's Word.

3 "If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand." (Ezekiel 33:3-6)

Our blessed hope is found in the Scripture's promise that Jesus comes for His Church first. But after that, there is no guarantee of a second chance.

Better a blessed hope than a false one.

THE DECISION IS YOURS.

So what about you? Do you have hope in the Savior of this world? Does the Lord Jesus live in your heart, or are you playing Russian Roulette with your immortal soul? Will you be found ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus, as what Paul called the HARPAZO in 1st Thessalonians and 1st Corinthians, or the removal of His Church by force, without warning? If you are not ready for His soon appearing, now is the time to make that decision for the salvation of your immortal soul, that will spend eternity in blessed peace and glory, or spend in eternal torment and separation from God and all that is good, joyful, or Holy. Let me assure those that scoff at such a destination, thinking Hell is one big party. I even had some deceived individual say that "hell is where all the cool people go"...and one big party. Let me set you straight, the Lake of fire will be no party. It will take all your time for all eternity to just endure the suffering that Jesus said, the flame is not extinguished, or the worm dieth not, and there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Seek the Lord Jesus in belief and embrace these two passages that are the microcosm of what the whole of the Love Letter to the world from our Savior....

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:15-18)

Seek His face and He will be right there for you when you fall on your knees and proclaim that you repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be Lord of your life.

8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." (Romans 10:8-11)

Know that you may only get one chance this side of the coming Rapture of the Church, as you may or may not get another chance, especially this side of your own death, which in the Tribulation is almost a guaranteed of either subjected to martyrdom, or doomed in the lake of Fire for taking the dreaded Mark of the Beast. Don't take that chance that you will survive either. Make that confession of faith and cry out to Jesus. He is as close as a prayer...

This is pastor Mike Taylor, praying your salvation through the only Way back to God found in my Lord Jesus Christ...If you need prayer, counseling, or just a friendly listening ear, email me at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net , or visit me online at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com  , God bless you all with His love and salvation.

TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET

Watchman Warning: Wake Up!

- By Hal Lindsey -

https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-3-16-2018/

People often complain that Bible prophecy is too complicated. Why can't it be simple? They want a single chapter or verse that explains it all. Why isn't there a John 3:16 of prophecy? John 14:3 comes close. It says, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (NASB)

Jesus is the primary message of the Bible. He is also the primary message of prophecy. If you know Jesus personally, you have received the main message of God's word. But to skip or dismiss anything further would be insulting to Him. Can you imagine a bride never reading letters from her groom? "No need," she says glibly, "we're already engaged." No. She wants to know everything about him - especially his thoughts toward her.

So, don't just say, "I'm saved and that's enough for me," or "I know Jesus will come again, and that's all I need to know." There's more! All of God's word, including prophecy, holds treasures, insights, empowerment, and joy. And it's all there - waiting for you right now. So, dig in!

C. S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity, "It is no good asking for a simple religion. After all, real things are not simple. They look simple, but they are not. The table I am sitting at looks simple: but ask a scientist to tell you what it is really made of - all about the atoms and how the light waves rebound from them and hit my eye and what they do to the optic nerve and what it does to my brain - and, of course, you find that what we call 'seeing a table' lands you in mysteries and complications which you can hardly get to the end of."

Don't be angry with God because His word is not simple. Realize that, like looking at a table, it is both simple and complex. A surface understanding is possible, but endless wonders wait just beyond that surface.

One of the Bible's amazing features is that it can simultaneously communicate to people of vastly different IQs and levels of education. It communicates with people from different cultures, different centuries, different races, and different levels of interest.

The Bible scholar spends a lifetime "rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV) A small child might hear a verse and know in a moment what the professional theologian spends months confirming. But that does not diminish the work of the scholar. Nor does it mean that the child has gained it all and should stop studying.

When you receive redemption in Jesus, you have received the most important message in God's word. But don't stop. Keep learning. Work to increase your understanding. The Author Himself has promised to help you, but anything more than a child's understanding of God and His word, will often require real effort. Proverbs 25:2 says, "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter."

He wants us to dig deep into His word - to study it, and to learn. And a major feature of His word is prophecy - something we especially need right now. Jesus said to stay on the lookout for His coming. He said, "But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time is." (Mark 13:32-33 NASB)

The words "be alert" are a translation of the Greek word, "agrupneo." It literally means "be constantly awake." Jesus is not talking about skipping your eight hours of sleep every night. He means we are to be ever watchful for His return. To be alert includes having the ability to know and recognize the signs of the times. So, study prophecy.

It is a fantastic tool for evangelism - today more than ever. Everyone you talk to these days is uneasy. People sense that something huge and terrible waits just beyond the horizon. In many areas of modern life, we seem to be reaching limits beyond which there is nothing but chaos.

The proliferation of nuclear weapons and ICBMs is just one example of a world drenched in gasoline and playing with matches. North Korea and Pakistan are nuclear powers. Iran either is, or soon will be. North Korea and Iran are led by the kind of people who would be all too willing to spark a global nuclear holocaust. Pakistan could be led by such people in the near future.

And now nuclear ambitions have spread across the Middle East. Saudi Arabia recently made it clear that it is in the market for nukes. Turkey obviously wants them, as well as several Asian and African nations. As these weapons spread, the probability of their use is slowly turning into an inevitability.

People don't want to think about these things, but they know them. The fear lingers like a dark cloud over all their thinking. They read about brilliant men like Elon Musk and the recently deceased Stephen Hawking, warning of an "A.I. apocalypse." They worry about their children. They fear the future. As a result, alcohol and drug use have reached epidemic proportions. People are looking for escape.

Through the millennia, many have pretended to know the future. But only one prophetic book can be fully trusted, and that's the Bible. Previously-fulfilled prophecy proves its authenticity. Right now, the world is taking the shape that the Bible predicts for the end of this age. And, while the world is headed for some difficult days, these things also mean that Jesus is coming soon! That's good news!

We need to spread that word far and near. To do that effectively, we need to know what the Bible teaches about Bible prophecy. We need to make it a major part of our study and understanding of God's word.

We also need it for our own comfort in troubled times. 1 Thessalonians 4 ends by talking about the Rapture. Finally, it says, "Thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words." (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 NASB)

Maranatha

Beyond Today -- The Moment After You Die

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzcfw7dej8s

940,863 views

BeyondTodayTV

Published on Dec 21, 2010

What happens after death? Whatever you think you know can be challenged from the one source that gives the real answer.
========
Watch this Program, Read the Transcript or Submit a Comment
https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyo...

 

Beyond Today -- The Moment After You Die

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzcfw7dej8s


 

940,863 views

BeyondTodayTV

Published on Dec 21, 2010

What happens after death? Whatever you think you know can be challenged from the one source that gives the real answer. Life After Death Proved By Scientists?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeM4m_4dWeA

1,793,973 views

TheLipTV

Published on Oct 10, 2014

Life after death has been studied by scientists at Southampton University who found evidence that conscious awareness can continue for at least a few minutes after death. The medical study is the largest ever into near-death and out-of-body experiences. We look at the study and the controversy surrounding it, in this Lip News clip with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.

What Jesus Said About Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GImUQvm1jd0

6,227 views

Billy Johnson

Published on Oct 25, 2016

What happens when we die? Is there life after death? Is it possible to communicate with the dead? What do Jesus and the Bible say about this?

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmiH89xWZ0Q

16K views

What must I do to be saved? The answer to this question has implications both now and for eternity. Sadly, wrong answers are being given all the time. In this study, Don Blackwell opens the Bible and shares with us God's answer to this question. It is a simple, straight-forward study done in a kind and loving manner. With a question of this magnitude, you cannot afford to be wrong. Won't you join us for this vital study?

If you would like to ask a question about the material presented in this video, please submit your questions to us through the following form: https://video.wvbs.org/contact/video/...

Whiteboard Salvation Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywA3dFE4jXY

52,406 views

ThePocketTestamentLeague

Published on Nov 30, 2012

Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? How can my life have purpose? Find out in this simple whiteboard presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What is salvation? | A Need For a Savior Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLQ86zUjnxs

          
1,620 views

Little Light Studios

Published on Jul 12, 2017

Download the Free Bible Study Guide: http://vbs.guide/salvation

Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/littlelightstu...

Why do we need Salvation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUgCxGzviZY



Mommy Mission

Published on Apr 28, 2017

The Day of the Lord by The Bible Project

https://youtu.be/tEBc2gSSW04

Why Salvation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UENoOKmATLY

1,636 views

Amedeo777

Published on Jan 28, 2012

Why do we need God, Christ, Salvation? Watch and see clearly now!

Please visit us at: http://amedeoministries.weebly.com

Christianity is not a Religion - it is Christ;

Religion separates God from Man

'

Hello everyone, this is the first of many to come. The full versions of my tracks, the the beginning of "Behold Eternity" album to be revealed to all public. I accidently deleted all my videos, but because of this its makes more the sense now to finish the works that i have begun not to long ago. This is my journey, my last route to reach out to those who does not know the lord Jesus Christ. I am not trying to brush my belief unto yours, but simply showing my belief in what i believe to be for what it is, and that is to be the truth. I pray that this truth shall set you free into knowing a side of God perhaps you didn't even know existed, through music that is at times not of this world.

I pray that each and every one of you enjoy this track and take it to the heart, for it is him who is reaching out to you. Remember, it is not a coincidence you just clicked on this link or even taking the time to read all of this, but simply put it, the time to change and the change is now. Now is the time to understand your surroundings, your love ones, your very life. Everything has a meaning and everything was destine to be where it is in your life. Now apply that to what God is simply trying to tell you, and that is that he loved you so much that he had giving you this opportunity in life. A life that you and I take granted each and everyday. If you love one another, forgive one another, this is all God has simply ask of us. Live a life that is fill with love, and by most important thing is to love God with all of your heart and give him thanks and glory for the time of change is now. BEHOLD ETERNITY!

I beheld one coming with the clouds as the Son of man, and he came unto the Ancient of Days, and was brought near to Him. To him was given the dominion, and the honor, and the kingdom. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away. (Daniel 7:13-14)

When the apostle Peter addressed the crowd on the day of Pentecost he quoted Psalm 16:8–11, declaring that the psalmist David prophesied of Jesus and his resurrection (see Acts 2:25–28). The Messiah, David’s promised Son, would not be abandoned to the grave nor see decay (see Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:29–32). Some skeptics, however, find believing in a bodily resurrection too difficult to accept and point to other theories to explain what happened to Jesus’ body.

“I think people who push these alternative theories would admit, ‘Yes, our theories are implausible, but they’re not as improbable as the idea that the resurrection actually occurred,’” says Dr. William Lane Craig, a philosopher and theologian. “However, at this point the matter is no longer a historical issue; instead it’s a philosophical question about whether miracles are possible.
“I would argue that the hypothesis that God raised Jesus from the dead is not at all improbable. In fact, based on the evidence, it’s the best explanation for what happened. What is improbable is the hypothesis that Jesus rose naturally from the dead. That, I would agree, is outlandish. Any hypothesis would be more probable than saying the corpse of Jesus spontaneously came back to life.
“But the hypothesis that God raised Jesus from the dead doesn’t contradict science or any known facts of experience. All it requires is the hypothesis that God exists, and I think there are good independent reasons for believing that he does. As long as the existene of God is even possible, it’s possible that he acted in history by raising Jesus from the dead.”

Adapted from interview with Dr. William Lane Craig

“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth mentioned the reality of problems that occur in relationships and ministry. Likewise, when we encounter our own failings and sins, it is a painful experience. We see the disconnect between who God meant us to be and who we are in reality, and it is a large gap. Sad, remorseful feelings are part of godly sorrow and are the proper result of knowing our failure (as opposed to crippling guilt or anger at the truth about who we are). The Christians in Corinth were feeling godly sorrow as they listened to Paul’s letter and they realized how far they had fallen.

However, there is a second emotional experience in this situation as well, and it is joy. Joy comes when we understand that we are not lost in our sin and failures, but that God loves us and will help us. We are not alone, condemned and hopeless. Joy replaces the remorse as we realize the big picture and follow him. We become grateful. We may have made some bad choices in our life: a relational mistake, an impulsive decision, a destructive habit. We can celebrate because, just as the early Christians understood the words that had been made known to them, we can understand God’s Word as well, and can find hope and direction in him.

This devotional is drawn from Boundaries in Dating, by John Townsend and Henry Clou

Spiritual accuracy is even more important. Jesus understood the importance of accuracy and repeatedly called his followers to precision when it came to understanding his identity and the specific nature of Salvation:

John 10:30

“I and the Father are one.”

John 14:9

“He who has seen Me has seen the Father…”

John 14:6

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me”

John 8:24

“For unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins”

The followers of Jesus understood the importance of accuracy in these matters. Peter recalled the words of Jesus many years later:

Acts 4:12

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved”

And Paul agreed:

I Timothy 2:5

“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…”

Genuine beliefs and sincere efforts may be sufficient in many areas of life, but when your life is on the line, accuracy is even more important. That’s why I eventually decided to examine the claims of the New Testament for accuracy and reliability. That’s also what drove me to start the investigation I’ve chronicled in Cold Case Christianity. I took C. S Lewis’ words seriously (from God in the Dock) when he wrote:“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

Christianity is of infinite importance because, if it is true, it is the one accurate description of our world, the God who created it and His plan for Eternal Life.

Antichrist is Taking Control of Our World

Joseph Chambers

http://www.pawcreek.org/antichrist-is-taking-control-of-our-world/

The footprints of the Antichrist are appearing everywhere. Anything that has a Biblical connection or a connection to Jesus is hated. Who would have believed that the drive by media could be so vicious against values that were once so loved? Listen to world news and America under President Trump as he is vilified daily. It makes the world angry to see our economy explode in the right direction. The picture is clear: evil begets failure and depression even in the marketplace. Look at Venezuela after a short period of atheism.

The Antichrist will be the most vicious beast that has ever been known by man or that has been revealed to this world. His lineage from the Assyrians could not be more fitting. They were evil and they enjoyed being evil. They treated their enemies or captives in the vilest fashion that our human imagination could think. The ruins of their ancient palaces are filled with grotesque carvings in stone as a testimony to the evil ingeniousness of their character. They were in life and in battle a foretaste of what the Antichrist will be as the final dictator for Satan. The prophets have made it clear that the Antichrist will be an Assyrian.

A prophet named Isaiah spoke of this future beast that attacked and destroyed the Northern kingdom of Israel. "O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets." (Isaiah 10:5-6). Then, Isaiah gave another part of the prophecy that is yet to be fulfilled. "That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders." (Isaiah 14:25). This has never been fulfilled, so we know it is about the future Antichrist. He spoke of this Assyrian in clear end time chronology to leave no doubt as to His meaning. "And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod." (Isaiah 30:30-31). The final Antichrist of this thirteenth chapter of Revelation must be that Assyrian. Even Micah spoke of his death in the gate of Nimrod, which is none other than Ancient Babylon being revisited at this very hour.

To add to the prophetic miracles that are occurring all over the world this Assyrian beast represents an unspeakable mystery that can finally be understood. Except for a few historians and the people of Assyrian lineage, nobody in prophetic literature even considered that there were Assyrian people alive right up to this very time in history. Almost as mysterious as the Jews, but completely off the radar, the Assyrians as a distinct people have survived the centuries with clear unmistakable identity. Living mostly in their own conclaves, they have survived great odds to now surface in Northern Iraq and other nations where they have fled. For them to presently be involved in uniting their own culture and to be a voice in the new Iraq government cannot be less than perfect planning on the part of our Creator.

There are very distinct, positive plans for the future of the Assyrians in the Bible. Indeed they will produce the Antichrist, but this should not and does not indict the present Assyrian people as bad themselves. The Antichrist must arise from a culture and a people that pledge allegiance to the God of the Bible which the Assyrians do and have done since the day of Jesus Christ. Daniel said, "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all." (Daniel 11:37). But, a much greater future awaits this ancient culture. During the Millennium, there will only be three nations in the Middle East. Assyria will be one of them. This would suggest that at some point the Northern part of Iraq and Iran, all or much of the Southern part of Turkey, Syria, and at least part of Jordan, will be the Assyrian nation. "In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land." (Isaiah 19:24).

Much bigger and broader than the ancient lineage is the connection of the coming Antichrist to Satan. He will be the slickest masquerader ever produced by Lucifer. The making of this evil character has been centuries in Satan's planning. He is not a flash in the pan but a well prepared imitation. He will have a partner in the False Prophet that will probably imitate all the works of the Holy Spirit. He should be called the false anointing. Under Satan's tutorage, these two personalities will finalize a "one world religion" that cleverly unites all religions together.

The new evangelicals and Charismatics are preparing the groundwork. No group of religious people are better at doing the devil's work than those that have most recently slipped into compromise and deception. The evangelicals and Charismatics are deeply involved with the Catholics in putting the finishing touch on Satan's future church. If she is not already, she will soon be the "moon-clothed woman with the sun under her feet." Remember, the church in the previous chapter is pregnant with the man-child even as the massive organizations are slipping into vile deception. God has a people hidden in many quarters of the world awaiting the call from the sky. We will learn more about this woman riding the beast in chapter seventeen.

"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." Revelation 13:1-3

The Middle East is clearly the geographical center of the rising Antichrist. The United Nations of Europe will slowly connect with the Middle East as the revived Roman Empire regains its footing in the needed order. Iraq had to become a democracy in its own unique style because the Antichrist will begin by flatteries, not by military powers, "And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries:" (Daniel 11:32a). The Antichrist, an Assyrian by nationality, will be connected to the ancient city of Babylon and that nation. Rising out of the sea as he appears certainly ties him closely to the Mediterranean Sea and the political powers within its vicinity. He quickly unites the political powers and becomes the leader of the emerging Roman Empire, but especially its ancient Eastern wing. His rise to power and his coalition of political partners will be blasphemous in nature and will bear a decidedly anti-Israel and Antichrist tone.

All the power of the past world empires of Biblical order will be united in this last worldwide kingdom. The lion was Babylon; the bear was the Medes and Persians; and the leopard was Greece. Everything embracing them geographically will be gathered together in this last one world order; Satan will manifest great authority and evil powers in the appearance of this beastly personality. Many government personalities are already using strange occultic methods in deceiving the masses. Satan can transform a dull person into a magnetic persona that suavely moves undiscerning people. The Antichrist will be the ultimate Dale Carnegie type individual. The New Age has become extremely adept in personality transformation and the Antichrist will be their master personality.

Supernatural signs will become a way of the one world government to control and deceive. Adolf Hitler turned Germany into a nation of beasts, and he was certainly a precursor of the final beast. One of the Antichrist heads will be wounded to death and a miraculous recovery will occur. He will perform such a display of strange powers and religious miracles, that he will dazzle the world and they will wonder after him. The world has developed a cultic mindset over the last few decades. Rock stars, authors of best-selling books, movie stars, and many personalities are practically worshipped and thronged at public events. All of this is in preparation for the final event of human deception.

"And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven." Revelation 13:4-6

Finally, Satan has accomplished the one thing his heart has been set on. The world sees his creation of the false Christ, the Antichrist, whom the world believes is the long awaited "messiah." Every religion has a distant hope of the final answer to the world's problems. The Christian world has the expectation of the return of Jesus Christ, the Jews are still expecting their Messiah, the Muslims expect their Allah, and each religious entity is expecting their own redeemer. Satan will reveal himself as the great sovereign one that can unite all religious hope in one great person, his false Christ. The display of religious powers will be so paranormal and dazzling that the world will worship the one viewed as the creator of such seeming perfection. Satan will revel in his glory.

The blasphemy coming from the Antichrist's mouth will be awesome. This will not be the blasphemy of the ugly, but the blasphemy of the distorted beautiful. The entire religious world is already glorying in statues, icons, and art forms of different expressions. The choreographed dance is one of the church world's darkest deceptions. Statues that are proclaimed as anointed, especially where grace is reportedly connected, have already been accepted in Charismatic circles. Millions follow apparitions of Mary. Some writers are describing visions and dreams of incredible creatures and experiences. All kinds of extra Biblical occurrences are preparing the way for religious blasphemy. To assign anything to God that is clearly occultic is blasphemy. To claim to be God is the worst form of blasphemy. To imitate the Son of God is a dark hideous form of blasphemy.

Satan especially blasphemes everything that is heavenly about God the Father. When the Father and the Lamb sent angels to cast him out of the midair, he lost all ability to travel in the stratosphere of God's domain. Notice that he blasphemes God, His name, His heavenly tabernacle, and those that dwell in heaven. He certainly hates the Father because he is now forbidden to appear in His presence. He is the Sovereign God, and Satan has sought to replace God with himself. He has totally failed and nothing but hatred can now find expression in his disappointed heart. The tabernacle of God is the grandest location in the entire universal system. It is glorious, even beyond words. Paul saw it and was left speechless. Satan has visited it at every opportunity the Father allowed, but now it can only be a distant dream to Satan; and he blasphemes it with vileness. He blasphemes everyone that dwells in this matchless place.

"And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man has an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints." Revelation 13:7-10

Satan will be restricted to the earth and his last recourse against God will be to attack all that worship or name His name. In the previous chapter some repentant saints were protected for the first three and a half years, but during the last half of the seven years they will be an open field. No living soul will be protected from this beast in the last three and one half years. Believers will die by the millions. Jews will be slaughtered mercilessly. The world will be subject to Satan's final rage.

Multitudes will escape his fury by turning to this antichrist in worship and adoration. Unless they have turned wholly to Christ and had their names written in the Book of Life, "all that dwell on the earth" will not have any power to resist. Satan gets his worship but it's at the tip of a sword. The Bible calls Satan "the God of this World." This last one-world system will give Satan this one short window of opportunity, and he will ride the glory to his own destruction. John was so moved by this revelation of Satan's final days that he paused to say, "If any man have an ear, let him hear."

The results of evil are always the same. There is no capacity in sin to continue. This universe was created in moral order and everything else is out of order. Sin and rebellion cannot survive anymore than a building engulfed with flames. Sin destroys itself. The words, "He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity," is a perfect example. There is no power in evil to survive. The patience of God's saints is to watch sin as it is destroyed and know that "right always prevails." Learn, dear souls, to turn from sin as you live holy and set apart.

"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed." Revelation 13:11-12

Satan cannot present himself as God unless he has all the appearance of the Biblical picture of God. He must produce a false messiah and that false messiah must have a shadow spirit or person to imitate the Holy Spirit. This second beast is an imitator of the Holy Spirit and serves this false Antichrist like the Holy Spirit served Jesus Christ. This beast comes up out of the earth. He is demonic and either possesses a man or takes on the form of a man. (I suspect it is the latter.) The phrase, "two horns like a lamb," is a masterful play on words. Lambs do not have horns, but this beast is lamb-like in outward demeanor but vicious in character. His false piousness will capture the world for the Antichrist. That same spirit is already being manifest in false prophets and prophetesses all over the world.

His first action is to bring glory and honor to the first beast and enlist the world to worship the Antichrist. He does not take the honor for himself but perfectly imitates the experience of Pentecost. Most of our world has rejected the Pentecostal model given in the Book of Acts, which has created a vacuum for this false beast. The healing of the deadly wound on the first beast becomes a rallying cry. This is a clear picture of what happened in the first century church when the Spirit of God used the church to powerfully call the world to honor the Lord Jesus Christ and his redeeming sacrifice. The false prophet will bring the world to the feet of this false messiah and they will worship him as the "Christ."

"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." Revelation 13:13-15

People always resist the thought of actual miracles coming from the devil. Men are inherently superstitious and see nothing but good in unexplainable occurrences. Discerning the false from the true is almost totally missing from today's world. While the Bible makes it plain that Satan and his trinity will not deceive everyone, it does make it clear that there will be a majority that falls at Satan's feet.

The miracles will be spectacular, even to the point of causing fire to fall from the heaven in a dazzling display of paranormal powers. This second beast will declare the glory of this new "christ" and will deceive the world into making a great image in his likeness. Twice, this false spirit has invoked the miracle of the first beast. His wound has become a redemptive event and his resurrection from the wound, the proof of his authenticity. The one-world religion will be the tool of this vicious man/beast. He will use all the powers of the church world to impose his will on the world. The total political, total religious, and total economic world will be united for a short time. It will be an awesome unity that tramples the world under his feet.

Something happens that is ever more ominous. The false spirit moves upon the image and gives it life. The image takes on human characteristics and powers, and it becomes a worldwide display. Such overwhelming manifestation comes from this beastly image that its presence is dazzling. Men and women will swoon just to look on this image and will go into esoteric states of euphoria. The fleshly pleasure from this image will be an experience of religious glory. Healing will occur on a worldwide basis as television, internet, and radio carry the message to the world. The church will call it a worldwide revival.

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Revelation 13:16-18).

A worldwide revival where everyone is first invited and then, secondly, required to attend will become a universal event. The church will not allow anyone to resist. The new trinity will proclaim itself "the way" and every belief contrary to "the way" will be proclaimed as heresy. All heretics (all those that resist the worldwide phenomenon) will be enemies of the church or the state and must recant, repent, or die. To assure repentance there will be issued a "mark" of conversion and a tattoo that all can read. The economic world will be totally supportive. The church will be in charge of the "mark," because it will be their "mark" of faith and devotion. It will be required worldwide and will be displayed with great joy and devotion.

The world is presently preparing for such economic control. The thieves of the world have contrived a multitude of ways to steal wealth and even identities. This is forcing the world to prepare for a perfect plan of protection. That protection will soon become control. The policy that says, "no man might buy or sell without the mark," will be instituted to protect the economic system but will quickly become the tool of the church. It will be instituted as a sacred bond between the world and this great image. The promise of protection will be attached. It is actually going to be an extension of the many religious trends that are growing in frequency.

"Here is wisdom ... it is the number of a man." Nothing reveals the Antichrist better than this statement. Unbridled flesh, the raw appetite of the Adamic nature, and the wildest possible life of sin is what the "mark" of the Antichrist will represent. The land will be full of pedophiles, animalistic sexual exploits, sado-masochism, and deeper and deeper vileness will continue until human flesh is worse than the worst beast. It will all be manifest with complete religious acceptance. To take the mark will be like becoming a human animal.

The Antichrist and the false prophet will give the devil his masterpiece of deception. Satan knows he has but a short time, so it will be an all out war. When this deception is complete, it will then turn on its head and God will expose and judge. Satan always over plays his hand. He is an idiot god and will finally be cast into the bottomless pit but destined for the Lake of Fire. His two beasts will go directly to the Lake of Fire at the end of of these seven years.

How God’s Kingdom Will Come—Not What You Think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDgG_97fdhU


 

295,376 views

RestoredCOG

Published on Dec 13, 2017

Billions of Christians are waiting for the Return of Jesus Christ. Yet virtually no one understands how this will occur. The Bible reveals the shocking truth about Christ’s Coming, and the manner in which God’s Kingdom begins. It is not what you expect!

Contact a Minister – Receive a Personal Response!
https://goo.gl/yvWn22

Attend a Congregation Near You!
https://goo.gl/0bMsBD

Order Free Literature
https://goo.gl/TvbI0R

Subscribe to The Real Truth Magazine
https://goo.gl/4KZkHF

Learn more about The Restored Church of God
https://goo.gl/vqdnqD

Learn more about The World to Come with David C. Pack
https://goo.gl/YBVo1e

Subscribe?
https://goo.gl/1cqlRX

To view more World to Come videos, visit:
https://rcg.org/worldtocome

The Rapture - closer than ever – Are you Ready?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAHlulfIpys&feature=youtu.be


 

3,417 views

Prophecy Update Videos

Published on Mar 2, 2018

The Rapture - closer than ever – Are you Ready?

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

Snatched away in mercy, raptured in His care One moment you will see us, the next, we won’t be there. In the twinkling of an eye, the time of half a blink Millions in Christ will disappear it’s closer than we think.

One can only guess at who will endeavor to explain And suspect will be the person who has the most to gain. For one will rise in darkness a world of peace to fix Beware and do not take his mark, the numbers, 666.

Some think that this is fiction, a story over told. In disbelief they are misled I know it sounds too bold! But think for just a moment, open up your eyes and ears Yes, these events have been foretold for many many years.

Wars and peaceful rumors, famine and pestilence. Earthquakes and hurricanes, it’s beginning to make sense. There’s still time to call on Jesus, He wants to call your name, And He will save you from your sin, He already took the blame.

So if you find that you are left behind when those many go, And nagging at your memory is something you don’t know, Remember please these humble words for it’s not easy to relay The grief and desperation that will fill that fateful day.

All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that's already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.

For more in-depth studies, commentary, and analysis of Bible Prophecy and End Times events visit our web site www.prophecyupdate.com and sign-up for our free newsletter…

 

ALERT: Rapture is Near...Science Confirms Prophecy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSBXpKA6lAw

9,175 views

Above Science

Published on Jan 19, 2017

Last year, global warming reached record high temperatures — and if that news feels like déjà vu, you're not going crazy.

The planet has now had three consecutive years of record-breaking heat.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just released its annual State of the Climate report, which says it's the hottest it has been since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.

A separate analysis, by NASA scientists, came to the same conclusion.

The news comes as a confirmation hearing begins for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has been nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt has ardently defended fossil fuels and fought against federal efforts to regulate greenhouse gases that warm the planet.

President-elect Donald Trump has professed open-mindedness about climate change.

"[Last year] was the warmest year on record, beating 2015 by a few hundredths of a degree, and together those two years really blow away the rest of our record," says Deke Arndt, chief of the monitoring group at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, N.C.

He says 2016 was about 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit above the global average for the 20th century. "And that doesn't sound like a lot, but when you take that and you average it all the way around the planet, that's a big number," Arndt says.

The warming was truly global. "Some part of every continent, and some part of every major ocean basin was warmest on record," Arndt says, adding that in the United States, only Georgia and Alaska had record-setting warmth but "pretty much the entire country was above normal, and well above normal."

This represents long-term warming along with the short-term effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon, he explains, predicting that the streak of breaking records will probably end this year as those El Nino effects dissipate. But the long-term warming trend should continue to go up and, Arndt says, threatens new records almost every year.\

"The long-term warming is driven almost entirely by greenhouse gases," Arndt says. "We've seen a warming trend related to greenhouse gases for four, five, six decades now."

SIGNS OF THE END TIMES:

The signs of the end times is something that all end time prophecy students look for to find out how close we are to the second coming of Christ Jesus. Even many non believers are looking into this issue now, which shows there are significant changes going on in our world today. Many people are wondering what is happening with all these disasters, wars, worldwide economic woes, animal deaths and a general degredation in society. And the Bible has the answer. They are the signs that the end of the world as we know it is close.

Christ said Himself ... "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors" (Matthew 24:33). We know that we cannot fix a date on the second coming of Jesus, but as the above Bible verse confirms, we CAN know when it is near, EVEN AT THE DOOR!! And the Bible signs have now been fulfilled like never before in all of history, showing we are the final generation before the return of Christ Jesus.

"Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." (Matthew 24:34)

There are so many signs today which point to the soon arrival of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And with the other end time signs pages available on this site, you will see that without doubt we are living in the last days.

"In the last scenes of this earth's history, war will rage. There will be pestilence, plague and famine. The waters of the deep will overflow their boundaries. Property and life will be destroyed by fire and flood." (E.White, Mar174, written in 1897)

References:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-wa...

http://www.end-times-prophecy.org/sig...

Rapture in the FINAL Jubilee Year that ends on 4/18/18 (Nissan 1)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZPQPelOmNA

102,631 views



 

Published on Dec 26, 2017

http://kbwealth4u.com/rapture.htm  - WARNING! The Rapture is in 2018! ARE YOU READY?

http://kbwealth4u.com/hell.htm  - Are YOU going to Heaven or HELL?

IF YOU WANT TO GO UP IN THE GREAT RAPTURE! YOU CAN! TIME IS SHORT! DO IT NOW!!

STEPS TO GO UP IN THE GREAT RAPTURE:

REPENT OF ALL YOUR SINS TO GOD! Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior!

PRAY: Dear Lord Jesus Christ I realize that I am a sinner, and that you died on the cross for all my sins. I ask your forgiveness for all my sins right now, and ask that you please come into my heart and be my personal Lord and Savior forever! I thank you for dying on the cross for all my sins, and for loving me unconditionally! I humbly accept you as my personal Lord and Savior in my heart-Amen

GET HOLY SPIRIT WATER BAPTISM at a Christian Church! This is needed to seal your faith in Jesus Christ, and provide you with the Holy Spirit to help you!

(NOTE: Any spirit filled believer can baptize you. However if none is available, baptize yourself by prayer in a tub or pool. Afterwords asked Jesus to baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire!. Be baptized in the name of Jesus according to Peter....buried with Jesus (under water); raised with Jesus (come out of the water). You must be filled with the Holy Spirit!)

Get a Holy Bible and read it!

What must I do to be SAVED?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZR6E...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USRJT...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9C2j...

Apocalypse begins AFTER: April 2018, end of Jubilee Year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfEOZgG9rJ4

369,307 views

Published on Sep 18, 2017

IF YOU WANT TO GO UP IN THE GREAT RAPTURE! YOU CAN! TIME IS SHORT! DO IT NOW!!

STEPS TO GO UP IN THE GREAT RAPTURE:

REPENT OF ALL YOUR SINS TO GOD! Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior!

PRAY: Dear Lord Jesus Christ I realize that I am a sinner, and that you died on the cross for all my sins. I ask your forgiveness for all my sins right now, and ask that you please come into my heart and be my personal Lord and Savior forever! I thank you for dying on the cross for all my sins, and for loving me unconditionally! I humbly accept you as my personal Lord and Savior in my heart-Amen

GET HOLY SPIRIT WATER BAPTISM at a Christian Church! This is needed to seal your faith in Jesus Christ, and provide you with the Holy Spirit to help you!

(NOTE: Any spirit filled believer can baptize you. However if none is available, baptize yourself by prayer in a tub or pool. Afterwords asked Jesus to baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire!. Be baptized in the name of Jesus according to Peter....buried with Jesus (under water); raised with Jesus (come out of the water). You must be filled with the Holy Spirit!)

Get a Holy Bible and read it!

2018...The Beginning Of The End Might Just Look Like This

9,254 views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDQ_KjEBqvM



The Watchman

Published on Feb 14, 2018

Prophetic Events from around the World...2018

Matthew 24:3-14

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.

10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.

12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

14 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.

APOCALYPTIC MADNESS & The Beginning of The END - APRIL, 2018?

7,492 views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_MwLRL2efg

Amazing Prophecies

Streamed live on Feb 5, 2018

Apocalyptic Madness & the Beginning of the End - April, 2018? Once again the internet is abuzz with all sorts of predictions about the end of the world, the apocalypse, the Rapture and more. Many believe that end time prophecies point to this year of 2018 as being a year of significant prophetic fulfillment. In this video you will quickly discover the only solution to the mad frenzy of misguided misinformed prophecy teachers and preachers. Stay tuned and be ready to see the end time truth that sets you free from end time deceptions!!!

Join our Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/memor...

Follow Mark Fox on

?YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/gry2qcp

?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForeverFreeM...

?Website: http://BibleProphecy.Info

?Google Plus: https://tinyurl.com/yczed4b7

Support Amazing Prophecies:

Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/AmazingProphe...

Website @ http://bibleprophecy.info/product/mak...

Paypal @ https://www.paypal.me/AmazingProphecies

Send a Check to:

Forever Free Ministries,
P.O. Box 785,
Lake Dallas, TX 75065

Here are some other Bible-based ministries/YouTube channels:

Bible Flock Box: https://www.youtube.com/user/BibleFlo...

Amazing Facts: https://www.amazingfacts.org/

It Is Written: http://www.itiswritten.com/

FREE ONLINE BIBLE STUDIES:

Bible Universe: https://www.bibleuniverse.com/

Call us TOLL FREE @ (855) 336-FREE (3733)

Email us @ amazingprophecies@gmail.com

Livechat rules:

\#1. No profanity or foul language

#2. No character or message spamming

#3. No asking for subscribers or promoting a channel unless sanctioned by Amazing Prophecies

#4. If you disagree with what is being said, you may say so once.

#5. Do not be mean or unkind towards others

#6. Enjoy the fellowship!

All in Love, thank you.

Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding of Prophecy

Pastor Mike Taylor

http://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2018/03/knowledge-wisdom-and-understanding-of.html

6 "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matthew 24:6-8)

Everyone that is alive in this hour of the last days of man-kinds last gasp of ruling themselves, can see the chaos that is virtually enveloping this world. If it hasn't hit you directly, you may know someone who has felt the upheaval that is coming upon this world, and the neighborhood around you. Be it either natural environmental disasters, flooding, earthquakes, volcanoes that have come awake all up and down the Pacific coastlines and elsewhere, raging fires that are out of control in California or other states in the western section of the USA, or see the wars that have broken out in the Middle East and the threat of wars that could effect every man and women on this planet.

But with all this surrounding us and many that are in fear of what is coming upon the earth, it is good to step back and survey the surrounding landscape of historical details along with current events that can only be related to Bible prophecy that is being fulfilled in these last days. Let us, for a moment, consider the awesomeness of this big picture that is coming quickly into clearer view.

UNDERSTANDING WHERE WE ARE IN PROPHECY

For two thousand years, since the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ to the right hand of God our Father, mankind or the generations of those who put their faith in our Savior, have looked expectantly at the clouds and believed that they would see the coming of our Lord in their generation.

There have been so many signs that points to the nearness of the Jesus return for His church, that people have become almost complacent with the routine they have seen down through times past. Many disbelieving people who scoffed at the very idea of the Lord's return came to believe He wasn't coming at all.

2 "That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation." (2nd Peter 3:2-4)

Those of us who are living in this generation of the last days are eyewitnesses to events for which the ancient prophets had no words to describe, but can only be decipherable to that generation that lives in it. To the prophets, to them it was "somewhere in time".

DANIEL'S VISION OF THE FUTURE

For example, the prophet Daniel was so confused by what he witnessed, and so unsure of how to describe it in words that made sense, that he actually complained to God's Messenger about it:

"8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand."(Daniel 12:8-10)

Just try and see it from Daniel's perspective. He had just absorbed a vision of Israel's future, divided into seventy weeks of years.

God revealed to Daniel the rise and fall of four successive world empires; Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. Much of Daniel's vision would have been somewhat familiar; the mechanics of government and technology of war didn't change that much from the 5th century BC to the 1st century AD.

But Daniel's vision took a hard right turn following the 'cutting off of the Messiah.'

26 "And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined."(Daniel 9:26)

The Messenger of God jumped from the first century AD to somewhere in the 21st Century when Jerusalem would be sacked and the temple destroyed in 70AD by Titus and then jumping forward near 2000 years to the confirmation of a seven year treaty between the many nations and the coming Anti-Christ and the start of the Tribulation period of 7 years, or Daniel's 70th week.

Daniel had seen things that staggered him so much he didn't know where to begin.

Consider the angel's reply carefully:

"And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end." (Daniel 12:8-9)

There is a principle in Bible scriptures that dictates that God doesn't repeat Himself unnecessarily, but has a purpose if He does. If God tells you something twice, then it is really important and those who read it should really take notice, as God wants you to get what He is saying.

That is the case here. Earlier, Daniel had voiced a similar complaint, and the angel had already told him:

"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end," but in more detail, adding that, 'in the time of the end', "many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." (Daniel 12:4)

The visions were so complex that the prophet was left near speechless to understand what it was he was being shown. This is the same man, who was so in tune with the Mind of God that he could divine and interpret dreams, but this vision was designed only for the generation that would actually live it and see its fulfillment.

As mentioned, each generations has watched for signs of the times that pointed to the imminent return of our Lord, but they all lacked one thing. That one thing will be mentioned further in this message.

Take for example, the Church at Thessalonica that was so convinced that the Day of the Lord was upon them, and that they had missed the rapture of the Church and were sore afraid. Paul had to comfort them and tell them what the signs would be before the coming Day of the Lord, and they were not living in it yet.

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?" (2nd Thessalonians 2:1-5)

But the angel that came to Daniel said that the signs of the times would only be understandable to those who were actually living in that particular time of the generation of the end.

KNOWLEDGE VS. WISDOM

There is a world of difference between 'knowledge' and 'wisdom'. One can have great wisdom without much knowledge. Some of the wisest men I ever knew had little or no education. But it is equally true that you can have a tremendous amount of knowledge but have no wisdom, but is known to have book smarts, but no common "horse sense". I've known many just such as I describe.

The bookstores are full of examples of Ph.Ds who have dedicated themselves to proving just that and it fills our universities of those who have knowledge but very little wisdom.

Wisdom and knowledge is what Daniel was seeking when he made inquiries of the Angel Gabriel, which is who the Bible says was sent.

Indeed, the angel Gabriel went on to say;

"Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." (Daniel 12:10)

The Proverbs of Solomon explain 'understanding' as an equation that could be expressed this way: "wisdom plus knowledge equals understanding."

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10)

That is the whole purpose of the Proverbs;

"To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding." (Proverbs 1:2)

Daniel was a very wise man, but he had nothing to compare the revelation he was receiving to what was evident in his world at the time and had no understanding of what was being revealed. It left him totally confused, but to write what was seen, as the understanding of this knowledge was not for him, but for another time. I believe it was for our time in the generation we are now living.

THE BIG PICTURE

As we look around us and try to understand what is happening and the Big Picture, it comes down to the sign that Jesus told us would be the sign of the last generation. That is what was lacking of all past generations...the rebirth of Israel.

32" Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:32-37)

It began when, for the first time since the times of Daniel, there is, in this generation, a political and national entity called "Israel" composed of Daniel's people and living in Daniel's city.

24 "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon they holy city to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy."(Daniel 9:24)

From the day that Israel was reborn it was unheard of for a nation to be reborn in just one day, but was prophesied that it would happen just that way when Israel would, against all odds, be reborn once again in one day.

8 "Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." (Isaiah 66:8)

But on 14 May 1948, the countdown clock began ticking down. As the prophecy spoken of by Jesus came to pass, and as I have mentioned in many messages past, Israel is the door to end time prophecy, and Jerusalem is the key to that door. God made a promise to the Prophet Daniel, and God keeps His promises. As noted, the Messiah was cut off after 483 years of a 490 year prophecy that still has 7 remaining years for the prophecy to be completed. That clock is now ticking away. But one doesn't need only to judge by the "fig Tree" of Matthew 24's prophecy to make that point. The point makes it all by itself. Virtually every major component of Bible prophecy makes the Big Picture by tracing it to this point in modern history.

Many things are linked with the restoration of the nation of Israel and it all began in the same year of 1948.

-The war on terrorism and the rise of Muslim atrocities began in 1948 and continues to the present time.

-The prophesied coming of the Anti-Christ began with the destruction of Jerusalem and the burning of the Temple, and those legions of the Roman Empire as spoken of in Daniel 9:27.

-Those "people" became the modern version of the Roman Empire in 1948 when the European Union was formed out of the Benelux Treaty.

-The current East/West geopolitical alignment in the Middle East is a direct result of the US/Soviet Cold War which officially kicked off with the 1948 Berlin Airlift.

-The first Constitution for a global government, the Universal Declaration of Rights and Freedoms was ratified by the UN Member States in 1948.

-The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Treaty establishing global economic policy rules (and ultimately evolving into the World Trade Organization) was signed and ratified by the UN in 1948.

-The World Council of Churches was established under UN auspices in Amsterdam in August, 1948.

-China and Taiwan were divided by the 1947-1948 Communist takeover of the mainland, giving birth to the inscrutable People's Republic of China.

-Muslim Pakistan broke from newly independent India in 1948, creating the Islamic republic that ultimately gave the world the first Islamic Bomb, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.

This is all historical facts that anyone can point to that speaks of the co-ordination by Divine authority to put in place the final actors on the world stage to wind down this generation that we are living in. But if a person does not have "wisdom" then the knowledge of these historical events mean nothing to them in the Big Picture that God is orchestrating to come to pass to bring His will into being completed.

When Jesus said that "this generation will not pass till all be fulfilled" We must re-emphasize what a generation is. The Psalms in chapter 90 says that a generation is 70 years, and 80 years by strength, then we fly away. So when in 1948, that timeclock of 70 years began for a generation born would see all things be fulfilled. And this year in May will be 70 years since Israel was reborn. It means that on the outside of 80+/- years, Jesus will be back on this earth, reigning and ruling for a thousand years. But a Tribulation of 7 years must be sandwiched between now and that end time of 80 years, somewhere of what was written of a generation in the Psalms. If the tribulation is that close, then the removal of the Church is even closer. This is the picture we see, and it remains to be seen when and how the generation of the Lord's return plays out according to God's plan and not ours. God gave us a general time frame.

What the secular world sees, being devoid of understanding, is chaos, terror and upheaval of this world all around them. This lack of understanding breeds nothing but fear, as the world doesn't know what is happening, but the minute you start to tell them what is happening on God's Time Clock, then that is when they begin to shut you out or flee from your presence and label you a "prophecy nut"

But remember in the first destruction of this planet that was flooded over with a deluge of water, Noah preached for 120 years without a single convert? I would call that most discouraging. So it is with the day that we live in, as men scoff at the idea that the end of this age is close at hand, they close their minds and their hearts to the reality of what is actually happening. Although they have knowledge of the events, they have not wisdom that leads to understanding. We as "watchman on the wall" see the sword coming, and we are commanded to warn the people. As it is written in Ezekiel:

3 "If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand." (Ezekiel 33:3-6)

So we continue to warn the people, to give them knowledge, to hopefully produce wisdom and to lead them to understanding. We know not all will listen. But if only one comes to the understanding and escapes what is coming upon the earth known as the Tribulation, then that soul is priceless in the eyes of God. Our work is for even that one who believes, but we pray for more.

So, in this message, I think it is good to step back once in a while and drink in the awesomeness of the events to which we are now almost daily witnesses of.

As we see the hand of God moving directly in the affairs of this World to fulfill His Word in this generation, then our individual setbacks pale in comparison.

We all should be encouraged to know that God is in control and that His Word will NOT come back to Him void.

"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11)

RECEIVING ETERNAL REWARDS

It is encouraging to know that those who look for the Glorious Appearing of our Lord and Savior will receive a special crown, a "crown of righteousness" that is reserved in heaven for all who have believed by faith and followed our Lord Jesus and seek to do His will in this time of the last generation. Paul speaks of this special crown that is reserved for the Children of God:

8 " Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." (2nd Timothy 4:8)

Even more encouraging words are spoken by Titus in chapter 2 that believers should not be quaking in fear of what is coming upon the earth, but we are looking for that "Blessed Hope" which is Christ, the Lord.

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." (Titus 2:13)

Looking at the signs of the times is terrifying. Understanding the times of the signs means a 'crown of righteousness' and represents our 'blessed hope'-- the soon Rapture of the Church.

Still, it is natural to feel a sense of fear, as after all, we all want to go to heaven, but none of us want to hasten that process by dying. It is as the old saying goes "everyone want to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die". It's a natural human response that is fueled by the sympathetic nervous system, of the "fight or flight" desire to preserve life at any cost. But being fearful at times is not a sign of a lack of faith, it is a sign of being human.

Paul explains that we are dual-natured creatures, part carnal and part spiritual, so it is not disloyal (or schizophrenic) to be afraid with the natural part and overjoyed at its spiritual implications.

That is what 'understanding' is all about.

6 "Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls." (1st Peter 1:6-9)

End Times

50 Reasons We Are in the End Times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRL83VxZTSI
/

160,221 views

ChristIan Prophecy

Published on Mar 6, 2017

Are we living in the season when Jesus is going to return? Find out with Dr. David Reagan on the show Christ in Prophecy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF6XZ..

5 Signs of the End Times Unfolding Before Our Eyes

https://www.charismanews.com/world/49561-5-signs-of-the-end-times-unfolding-before-our-eyes

1:00PM EDT 5/8/2015

JEREMY BURNS

A California forest burns in 2014.

Join us on our podcast each weekday for an interesting story, well told, from Charisma News. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.

Though Christ warned that no one but the Father knows the exact day and hour of His return, Scripture provides us with myriad signs that illustrate the time is drawing nearer. Here are five key signs of the end times that are making waves right now.

1. "Endless" drought burns forests like kindling

The ongoing California drought has killed more than 12 million trees in its San Bernardino National Forest to date. The danger is compounded by rampant bark beetle infestations and wildfires, both of which take advantage of the trees' water deprivation.

"It is almost certain that millions more trees will die over the course of the upcoming summer as the drought situation continues and becomes ever more long term," biologist Jeffrey Moore, acting regional aerial survey program manager for the U.S. Forest Service, told the Los Angeles Times.

Now four years into the deadly drought, California has approved unprecedented water usage restrictions on businesses, government agencies, and individuals, in a desperate effort to conserve the state's increasingly limited water. But with more than 93 percent of the state experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought as measured by the U.S. Drought Monitor, the situation looks dire indeed.

"This is the drought of the century, with greater impact than anything our parents and grandparents experienced," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, in a statement.

2. Bird flu outbreak the next step toward a new plague?

Although the burgeoning Ebola epidemic has largely been brought under control (for now), another highly pathogenic virus is just starting to rampage through the American heartland.

The H5 strain of avian flu has infected upward of 20 million birds at dozens of commercial sites from Iowa to Idaho, from California to Arkansas. Though the poultry and egg industry is taking steps to prevent any of the infected birds from entering our food supply, one can only imagine the potential devastation that could be wreaked should some of these infections slip through—potentially triggering the long-feared jump to a strain of the virus inherently infectious to humans.

3. Thousands of starving sea lions mysteriously displaced

A record number of sea lions have washed up, starving and stranded, on southern California shores in recent months. This ghastly phenomenon more than doubles the total of lost sea lions appearing in 2013, the previous worst winter on record for the animals.

Moreover, the record counts don't even include the vast number of dead sea lions, many of which may never be discovered.

Government agencies and news media have blamed the "unusual mortality event" on a confluence of strange events, from warming coastal waters and unseasonably weak ocean winds to abnormal food shortages. Whatever the cause, it is clear that something strange and unprecedented is disturbing the normal flow of this marine ecosystem, and it's growing in intensity.

4. The Altar of the Lord rebuilt in Jerusalem

One of the key unfulfilled elements of end-times prophecy is the rebuilding of the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. For centuries, the Temple Mount has been occupied by the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and even today, though the site is in the State of Israel, the site is administered by the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, a Muslim organization. In short, there are several key barriers that seem to block the way to that particular prophecy being fulfilled.

The Temple Institute is one organization vying for the temple's reconstruction, and it recently undertook an unprecedented step in this prophetic restoration: rebuilding the Altar of the Lord.

"We know that end-time prophecy cannot be fulfilled without the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem," said New York Times best-selling author of The Mystery of the Shemitah and The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn. "What many people don't realize is that along with the Holy of Holies, the altar of the Temple is the most central and critical part of the Temple."

Though the altar, which was completed in December, would comprise just a portion of the prophesied restored temple, this is just a step in the Temple Institute's overall plan to fulfill Scripture.

In keeping with its stated goal of "do[ing] all in our limited power to bring about the building of the Holy Temple in our time," the organization, and other supporters of the "Temple Movement," are working to bring this prophecy to fruition in the very near future.

5. Microchip implants—the Mark of the Beast?

It has long been surmised that the Mark of the Beast could be electronic in nature, perhaps as an implanted microchip in the hand or forehead, to be used for commerce, identification and access to various elements of life under the Antichrist's rule. Recently, one company in Sweden voluntarily piloted a program that bears eerie similarities to those apocalyptic predictions.

Employees of BioNyfiken are able to unlock doors, access their printing accounts, and pay for lunch with a simple wave of their hand, as scanners read the chip implanted within and identify the user associated with it.

Hannes Sjoblad, BioNyfiken's chief disruption officer, predicts a future in which "big corporates and big government come to us and say everyone should get chipped."

Meanwhile, tech trends expert Faith Popcorn revealed that, "We foresee a future in which everyone will have an implanted chip."

What other end-times signs do you see unfolding? Sound off.

Connect with God in a deeper way as you read His Word. Select Bibles are now 50% OFF plus Free Shipping and a Free Gift. Show me the Bibles!

Encounter the Holy Spirit and develop a relationship that saturates you in His peace, love and joy. Explore the Life in the Spirit Series.

A Fourth Reich Roman Empire Revival Fit for a Beast and a Gog Reunion

http://www.thepropheticyears.com/wordpress/a-fourth-reich-roman-empire-revival-fit-for-a-beast-and-a-gog-reunion.html

Posted on April 20, 2011 by Don

We may be seeing the start of the Revived Roman Empire taking place before our very eyes. The turmoil in North Africa, Syria, and elsewhere may bring it about. I know many people thought the present EU is the revived Roman Empire but the present EU really does not fit the spatial reality of the Old Roman Empire nor does it have its mothers violent nature.

Here is a map that shows the extent of the Old Roman Empire. Where there are dates on this map those regions were not part of the Roman Empire at the time of Jesus.

If the Jews had accepted Jesus the Roman Empire would have been destroyed by God and the Roman Empire might never have grown to include the regions that are dated. Of course God is not blind sighted. He knew the future. Even so, the revived Roman Empire does not have to include the areas that were added after Jesus lived on earth. Nevertheless, I assume the revived Roman Empire will include the furthest extent of the Old Roman Empire.
I am not saying that the revived Roman Empire has to be exactly on the borders of the Old Roman Empire but I think it does generally fall in the same area of the Old Roman Empire. There would be little point in believing in Bible prophecy about a revival of the Roman Empire that then turns into the Beast if nothing looking like the revival of the old Roman Empire comes in existence. If The Roman Empire is the 7th world empire before the Beast than she should look much like her old Roman mother and also have the same nature of her mean old Roman mother.
What you should notice about the Old Roman Empire from this map is that it included North Africa, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and nations SW of Russia and Western Europe. Most of Eastern nations of the EU were not in the old Roman Empire and that would include the Nordic countries and much of Great Britain.
As far out as it might sound, these Eastern European nations might again align with Russia because the tribe of Gomer that comes with Gog in the Ezekiel 38 war probably settled in parts of Eastern Europe. This map is one reason why many Bible prophecy teachers thought the Old Soviet Union was about to fulfill the Gog war in the 1980’s. The Western borders of the old Soviet Union are very near the Eastern borders of the Old Roman Empire. I think before the Gog war can happen there once again will be a realignment of nations allied to Russia. The Bible prophecy teachers had it right about who would come with Russia but God delayed the time-clock by a few decades by collapsing the Soviet Union.

The turmoil in the area of the Old Roman Empire is not going away anytime soon. Algeria looks like it will be next to go into civil war, Libya is now in civil war and that is not likely to change. There is turmoil in Tunisia and there will be further civil uprisings in Egypt between the secularists controlling the military and the Muslim brotherhood.
Syria is controlled by a 15 percent minority supported dictator named Bashar al-Assad. He has resorted to mass killings of Syrians that oppose him just like his evil father did. Bashar al-Assad has even resorted to bringing in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to kill those in his own army that will not fire on the Syrian people. The situation in Syria is really going to get ugly and it would not surprise me if Bashar al-Assad would start a war with Israel as a diversion rather than lose control of Syria.

Turkey is heading for trouble with its Islamist and anti Israel political turn, and many of the nations in South Europe are now economic basket cases. Everyday more and more Germans, Austrians, French and others are turning to the Far Right for the solution. They have had it with the liberal elite and their failed social experiments. The Muslim immigrants are not assimilating, they are not productive citizens and they bite the hand that feeds them. Civil insurrections even civil war between Muslim immigrants and native Europeans becomes inevitable.
European nations now enforcing the no fly zone in Libya will soon have boots on the ground in North Africa and this is all going to get out of hand and the US is not going to be in any position to bail Europe out. So Europe will increasingly polarize and militarize until civil war and foreign wars in Europe and North Africa become their worst nightmare. I think the rise of the Fourth Reich is already beginning in Austria and Germany in opposition to the multicultural idealist socialist elite that brought all this upon the European natives.

I guess Israel will handle Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and anyone else that gives them trouble. Greece and Turkey will once again go to war with each other. I think the end results of all this might very much look like this map. The whole region of the Old Roman Empire will be taken over by the Fourth Reich.

So it looks to me like this whole region is about to blow up. Probably the only thing holding things together is Germany and the US but the US is overextended and has its own dire economic problems and Germany is fed up with the PIIGS of Europe that continue to live beyond their means and expect others to clean out their pen. Therefore, I can see the Germanic people rising again with a Fourth Reich. (Will history record the fourth Reich as from 2014-2030)?

Will the Beast that comes out of this revived Roman Empire and that then goes worldwide have the same nature as Old Rome and also have some of the attributes of the more modern Nazi fascists that tried to put the Roman Empire back together again in the 1940’s? I would not be surprised. I expect that one extreme will be put down by another extreme like always. That is just the history of Europe and our fallen human nature. Then take Holy Spirit led Christians out of the equation in the Rapture and what do you think the Beast government will be like?

There will be a least four catalysts for the Fourth Reich Roman Empire revival that will become fit for a Beast The wars in North Africa will be one catalyst. The economic problems will be a second catalyst. The wars against Israel and a Sunni Shia war will be the third catalyst. And the Muslim uprisings in Europe and the backlash by the natives will be the fourth catalyst that will bring about the Far Right movement that will end with the authoritarian Beast of Revelation and his occult False prophet.

_________


Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.

Related posts:

1. The revived Mediterranean Union will also be the revived Roman Empire (Revised edition) I have been saying that the Mediterranean Union (MU) will be the actual revived Roman Empire and not the EU alignment that we see today because many of the nations in the EU do not belong in the land area of the old Roman Empire and others that belong in it are missing […]...

2. Does the European Union fulfill the revived Roman Empire and Daniel chapter nine or the Mediterranean Union? This is a very interesting prophetic development. We have been looking for the EU to fulfill the revived Roman Empire and the covenant of Daniel chapter nine but it turns out that it will actually be fulfilled by the Mediterranean Union (MU). The EU has nations that were not in the original Roman Empire but […]...

3. Fourth turning suggests over two decades of world chaos. I do not totally buy into the “fourth turning” time cycles although the four turnings spoken about in that book do seem to occur about once in a human lifespan. I as well, see a bitter winter coming to our nation and the world in the near future. I think we are about two years […]...

4. Babylon the Great is about to rise. This article probably has plenty of Bible prophecy significance. Iraq is trying to set up a group of nations like the EU in the Middle East. Many who study Bible prophecy have been saying that Iraq will rise again as a great world center of prosperity in the last days and fulfill the prophecies of […]...


5. From 2010 until the Messianic Age Millennial Kingdom of Yeshua. I certainly am not a prophet but I believe we are in the final decades just before the Messianic age and Millennial Kingdom of Yeshua. In fact, I think there will only be three more decades. Sometime before the end of that third decade I think Yeshua (Jesus) will have returned to earth to set […]...

Posted in Beast/Antichrist, Europe/EU/Revised Roman Empire, Foreign affairs, Global government/Beast government, Islam islamofacism and terrorism, Israel-Jerusalam, Russia/Gog, World War IIITagged Beast, bible prophecy, EU, fascism, food for thought, Gog, Islam, Israel, russia, Syria, trends, World War III

 

PROPHECY DEPOT: Does Daniel Debunk the Assyrian Antichrist?

We missed it, Obama is really the Antichrist, says John Tng

Relatively recently a small circle of individuals have injected into the Christian Church a paradigm shift in Antichrist thinking. They advocate that this beastly individual has Assyrian origins. Oddly the book of Daniel, which seemingly issues the most pivotal prophecy regarding the origin of this personage, does not once mention the Hebrew word Ashur, or Ashshur, which is translated as Assyria, or Assyrian. This term is utilized within the Old Testament approximately 135 times; however, Daniel considered by many to be a prophetic authority on the subject of the Antichrist, apparently didn’t feel the Assyrian shoe fit the foot of this coming crazed world leader.
Perhaps one might think that Daniel was given information about the Antichrist, but not necessarily about his ancestral roots. However, Daniel 9:26 refutes this presumption in that it gives us the most detailed literal account within the entirety of scripture as to the origin of this individual. Therein we are informed that the Antichrist will originate from the people who would eventually destroy the city of Jerusalem, and the sanctuary, referring to the second Jewish temple.

There are two primary arguments against the Eastern leg being the leg from which the Antichrist comes: the “Historical” and the “Prophetical”. The Historical argument will conclude part one of this article and the Prophetical will be discussed in part two.

For more information on the Bible prophecy war over an Islamic Antichrist you might read this link and follow the links within.
________________________________________
Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears  website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.

Related posts:

1. Will the Antichrist and his Beast government come from Islam? I get emails asking me if I believe the Antichrist will be Islamic. Some give me a list of reasons why I am wrong in my articles to think that the Antichrist will come from Christianity or Judaism. They send me reasons from other Bible prophecy teachers why the idea that Bible prophecy teachers thought […]...

2. The Muslim Global War against Christianity If you wish to know where and how Islam is actively waring against Christianity today all over the world read the article. Yet, our leaders act as if Islam is a religion of peace and think that kowtowing to them and denying that this war of civilizations is going on will appease this nasty beast. […]...

3. Babylon the Great is about to rise. This article probably has plenty of Bible prophecy significance. Iraq is trying to set up a group of nations like the EU in the Middle East. Many who study Bible prophecy have been saying that Iraq will rise again as a great world center of prosperity in the last days and fulfill the prophecies of […]...
4. Global socialism will lead to fascism and the Beast Antichrist This is a really great article on socialism and

 fascism it should help you to understand it better, why it will fail and why it always end up in dictatorship. Then he begs the question, if the world is going socialist what will the global dictatorship it will evolve into look like? The answer of […]...

5. We missed it, Obama is really the Antichrist, says John Tng. I thought you would like this article. Not because I think Obama is the Antichrist, but because we all need to observe how some people with too much time on their hands think. I get emails from these types all too often. By some mathematical wizardry they have all the answers to the mysteries that […]...

Posted in Beast/Antichrist, Bible prophecy teachers, Europe/EU/Revised Roman Empire, Islam islamofacism and terrorismTagged Antichrist, Babylon, Beast, bible prophecy, Daniel, EU, Islam, logic

Does the war of Psalm 83 come before the war of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39?

http://www.thepropheticyears.com/wordpress/does-the-war-of-psalms-83-come-before-the-war-of-ezekiel-chapters-38-and-39.html

Posted on October 1, 2008 by Don

I have not read the book “Isralestine”, by Bill Salus but it sounds like an intriguing prophetic explanation of end time events. Almost all futurist Bible prophecy students will agree that there are three end time wars involving Israel. However, we disagree somewhat on the timing of first two wars. Those wars being the Ezekiel Chapter 38 and 39 war where Gog comes down with a host of nations and the Psalm 83 war where a confederacy of nations attempts to cut Israel off from being a nation. In the mix somewhere is the destruction of Damascus since the prophecy has never been fulfilled yet.

I have heard enough about this book to know that Bill Salus makes a strong case for the war of Psalm 83 coming first. I believe the premise is that after the aftermath of the Psalm 83 war that brings the destruction of Damascus, Israel will expand its borders. That will allow Israel to have the security that is implied by Ezekiel at the time of the Gog invasion. At that time Russia will come down with a host of nations against Israel and God will intervene.

In the past, I have tended to put the Ezekiel war first and I placed the Psalm 83 war in the middle of the tribulation making that the reason why the Jews flee to the mountains. However, Bill Salus may be correct, it does answer a whole lot of questions.

If you have read this book I would appreciate your own insights.

Israel destroys Damascus, then Russia invades

Indeed Russia and Iran are ready to make their moves, but what about Syria? Oddly Syria, who today panders alongside Iran for Russian affections, is not included among the elite nine members of the Ezekiel 38 and 39 consortium of attacking nations. Why not? What knocks their quiver of missiles out of the Ezekiel military equation?

As I have documented in my recently released book, “Isralestine, The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East,” the Bible makes quite clear that in a distinctly separate Psalm 83 episode Damascus, the capital of Syria, soon ceases to be a city, and subsequently shortly thereafter Russia and Iran advance against Israel.

Furthermore “Isralestine” explains how the destruction of Damascus followed by the Ezekiel invasion sets the stage for the final tribulation period, whereby the Antichrist rallies his Armageddonites together in one last days ditch effort to destroy the Jewish race.

Earthquakes & The End Times

- By Britt Gillette -http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2091

When Jesus was asked what would signal His return and the end of the age, He said to look for a number of signs. One of those signs was the appearance of earthquakes (Matthew 24:7). But what does that mean? After all, earthquakes have been a part of human life since Adam and Eve. They aren't rare.

The Bible says they appeared in the days of Amos (Amos 1:1) and King Saul (1 Samuel 14:15). They appeared in the days of Paul and Silas (Acts 16:26). And non-biblical history tells us earthquakes shook ancient China, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, and other nations.

In 1906, a devastating earthquake hit San Francisco. It toppled almost every building in the city and killed over 3,000 people. In short, earthquakes have been a part of life since the beginning of human civilization.

So if we've always had earthquakes, how can they possibly be a sign of the Second Coming? That's a great question. Fortunately, Jesus gave us the answer. Earthquakes in general are NOT a sign of His return. But according to Jesus, earthquakes occurring in a certain pattern are...

Signs Like Labor Pains

Jesus cited a number of signs to look for. Among them are the appearance of earthquakes, famines, wars, and false messiahs. Jesus knew these signs had always been present. So He wasn't saying their appearance alone will signal His return. Instead, He said to look for them in a distinct pattern.

He said they would arrive like "birth pains." But what does this mean? What could these general signs possibly have in common with birth pains?

Only this - birth pains, or labor contractions, are sharp pains. They increase in both frequency and intensity right before birth. In other words, the signs Jesus mentioned will appear with greater frequency and intensity right before His return.

Looking for the Pattern

This means earthquakes (or even what seems to be a numerical increase in the number of earthquakes) are NOT a sign of the Second Coming. Instead, Jesus said to look for an increase in the frequency of large earthquakes. Such an increase will fit the pattern Jesus described - a pattern of more frequent intense events rising toward a climax.

So how do we measure an increase in the frequency and intensity of earthquakes? We don't have accurate data going back to the beginning of time. We don't even have accurate data going back to the time of Jesus.

After all, advanced instruments for detecting and measuring earthquakes are relatively new. The Richter Scale didn't even exist until 1935, and most seismographs at the time failed to detect any earthquakes under a magnitude of about 3.0.

But today? Today's devices routinely measure earthquakes with negative magnitudes. Because of this, looking only at the frequency of earthquakes is meaningless. Obviously, with better instruments, we can detect smaller earthquakes. But that doesn't mean more earthquakes are occurring. It just means for the first time we're able to measure them.

But let's take a different point of view. What if we look only at modern data from the last one hundred years? And what if we look only at earthquakes registering a magnitude of 8.0 or greater? This will give us a much more accurate picture. Why? Because most instrumentation from that time period could detect an earthquake of such enormity.

This eliminates all the small quakes detected in more recent times. And even though the sample size is still small (only about 120 years), it should give us enough data to spot a recent trend. If these are the times Jesus told us to look for, we should expect to see an increase in the frequency (number) and intensity (magnitude) of earthquakes.

Is this what we see today? Yes. It is.

The Increasing Frequency of High Intensity Earthquakes

According to the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) composite catalog, recent years have seen a marked increase in the number of earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or greater:

1900's - 3 earthquakes

1910's - 0 earthquakes

1920's - 1 earthquake

1930's - 1 earthquake

1940's - 1 earthquake

1950's - 1 earthquake

1960's - 3 earthquakes

1970's - 2 earthquakes

1980's - 3 earthquakes

1990's - 7 earthquakes

2000's - 13 earthquakes

2010's - 8 earthquakes so far

The 20th Century witnessed 22 earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or greater, but already the 21st Century has seen 21 such earthquakes. If that pace continues, we'll see 116 earthquakes of 8.0 magnitude or greater by the end of this century!

In 2014, I cited this same data in my book Signs of the Second Coming. While writing the book, my original draft showed six earthquakes for this decade. I had to revise the book before publication because of another 8.0 earthquake in April 2014.

After the book was published, another earthquake struck in September 2015. And during that same time, we've had three other earthquakes later revised to 7.9.

Is it possible this is just a coincidence? Sure. We've only had the tools to measure earthquakes for a small portion of human history. It's possible we're looking at a small sample size and drawing an incorrect conclusion.

Perhaps these earthquake patterns have appeared before. Some might argue we've only recently had the instrumentation to measure all 8.0 magnitude earthquakes - that such technology didn't exist in the early 20th Century. I find that hard to believe. But even if that's true, we've nevertheless seen a notable increase since that time.

Jesus Is Coming

Absent any other signs, the rise in earthquakes would be nothing more than a footnote of history. But earthquakes aren't the only signs. They aren't the only events increasing in frequency and intensity.

The other signs Jesus said to look for are also increasing in frequency and intensity - the appearance of famines, wars, and false messiahs. And even those aren't the only signs.

Travel and knowledge have increased significantly (Daniel 12:4)... Israel is a nation again (Jeremiah 23:7-8)... The Jewish people control Jerusalem (Luke 21:24-28)... The Gog of Magog alliance is forming (Ezekiel 38-39)... The Gospel is being preached to the ends of the earth (Matthew 24:14)... Sin is everywhere, and the love of many has grown cold (Matthew 24:12)...

These are all signs Jesus and the prophets said to look for. And our generation is the first ever to witness these signs. Still think this is mere coincidence? I don't either.

Jesus Himself said, "When all these things begin to happen, look up for your salvation is near!" (Luke 21:28). These things are happening. And Jesus said the generation witnessing them will not pass away before He returns (Matthew 24:34).

End Times | Right Wing Watch

Jim Bakker: God Will Judge America If We ‘Destroy’ Trump

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jim-bakker-god-will-judge-america-if-we-destroy-trump/

By Brian Tashman | May 30, 2017 3:14 pm

Last week, televangelist Jim Bakker railed against growing calls to impeach and remove President Trump from office, warning that America will come under God’s judgment if efforts to “destroy” Trump are successful.

“It’s not fair,” he said. “This is hate. You talk about hate speech? The speech against the president of the United States is hate speech.”

Bakker, while warning about future terrorist attacks and natural disasters, said that God will respond to any move against the president: “I believe if we destroy our president, because God says, ‘I put up the leaders and I put down the leaders,’ I believe there’s judgment coming to America.”

The signs are clear. Jesus is coming! So don't waste any opportunity to share the Good News.

End Time Signs ‘fulfilled’ in the Middle East

(ISIS, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey in Bible Prophecy)

http://daniel11truth.com/end-times-signs-current-headlines.htm

The difference between this website and others is that I did what Jesus said to do and traced events in the Book of Daniel, leading to the ‘abomination that causes desolation’. That’s a critical event because that’s when the rapture will happen. (see Matthew 24:15-31) Daniel 11 is the most detailed list of events leading to the abomination, which is why it was ‘sealed until the time of the end’. (Dan 12:4) Yet, God never said it would be sealed forever. In fact, God began revealing the true meaning of Daniel 11, several years ago, and events have been matching verse-by-verse. Actually, this website began when Daniel 11:22 was still being fulfilled, and now Daniel 11:30 has just been completed (Dec 2016).

I admit, things did not always happen exactly as I expected but God’s prophecies are very noticeable, once they are complete. As the saying goes, “hindsight is 20/20.” The verses on this page are some of the more distinct events to happen in recent history. The events match the prophecies in Daniel 11 exactly, yet no one could have predicted these things years ago, let alone decades or centuries. That’s why people must be flexible when studying end times from the Bible, especially Daniel 11.

Yet, the interpretation that most people use is over 300 years old, crams most of the events in the beginning, has a huge gap towards the end, and claims that the abomination took place in 168BC, when Jesus refers to it in the future. (Matt 24:15) In other words, this is obviously the correct interpretation of Daniel 11 and the fact that it’s coming true confirms that. In a nutshell, it’s time for everyone to accept this interpretation of Daniel 11 because it’s coming true whether people believe it or not. Spread the word. You can find a quick summary of the last 100 years on the abomination page, which shows how the verses are getting closer together, rather than having a big gap, and the abomination is the next thing to happen because the other verses are done.

There’s also a ‘condensed’ verse-by-verse commentary of Daniel 11, on one page, which is printable on PDF for your convenience. Thanks. ISIS prophecy explained from the Bible Daniel 11:24 When the richest provinces feel secure, he will invade them and will achieve what neither his fathers nor his forefathers did. He will distribute plunder, loot, and wealth among his followers. He will plot the overthrow of fortresses—but only for a time.Introduction After much prayer and consideration, I’m now convinced that this verse describes ISIS and their invasion of Iraq, in June 2014. Previously, I had thought that the pronoun ‘he’ had to be talking about the same group or country, throughout Daniel 11, because Iran fulfilled Dan 11:21-23, which was the beginning of the final empire.

Yet, after seeing the next couple verses come true, I’ve come to realize that ‘he’ is a vague term that can change from verse to verse, as long as the event is truly monumental or historic and makes a huge impact on the Middle East. “When the richest provinces feel secure, he will invade them” ISIS was a group for many years, before most people had ever heard of them, but they made a name for themselves when they invaded Mosul, on June 10, 2014. ISIS began as part of Al-Qaeda, more than a decade before, when their original leader, Zarqawi, pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden and started Al-Qaeda in Iraq. After the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, which was the first part of Daniel 11:22, Zarqawi recruited members of Saddam’s former army and fought against the West from 2003 until his death in 2006.

Iraq must have felt “secure” because they forced America to abide by an earlier agreement, to withdraw all troops by December 2011, which is also part of Daniel 11:22. At that time, ISIS was confined mainly to Syria, fighting the Assad regime as part of Jabhat al-Nusra, an off-shoot of Al-Qaeda. However, under their new leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the group became so ruthless that even Al-Qaeda disowned them and they split from Jabhat al-Nusra, becoming ISIS or ISIL. Apparently, al-Baghdadi saw a golden opportunity, during the Iraqi election of 2014, because many Sunni were unhappy with the Shiite government in Baghdad.

As ISIS approached Mosul, the Sunni troops who were protecting the second largest city in Iraq chose not to fight. Instead, they left their equipment and abandoned their posts, which the Baghdad government certainly didn’t expect. “distribute plunder, loot, and wealth among his followers” Not only did they acquire an abundance of American-made weapons and machinery, they looted banks in Mosul for an estimated $425 million. For a period of time, they were declared the richest terrorist group in the world, richer than many small countries, because they also had a lucrative oil business, selling at a discount rate through Turkey. ISIS used their new-found wealth to recruit soldiers from around the world (via internet), promising all sorts of good times, and from local areas because they paid better than the other terrorist armies. “achieve what neither his fathers nor his forefathers did” After invading Mosul, al-Baghdadi declared a ‘caliphate’, which was something that “neither his fathers nor forefathers had done.”

A caliphate is the same as an Islamic empire or dynasty, which had not existed since the Ottoman Empire was defeated during WWI. Of course, the Ottomans were Turkish so they weren’t his forefathers anyway. To find the last Arab dynasty to possess the caliphate, you would have to go back to the Abbasids, who were defeated by the Mongols in 1258. Whether the caliphate was legitimate or not, the fact that al-Baghdadi declared one at all was a significant achievement, especially since he was Arab. “He will plot the overthrow of fortresses—but only for a time.” Al-Baghdadi’s intentions were well known because he wanted to grow the caliphate to include the whole Middle East and surrounding areas, such as the old Islamic empire.

However, his aspirations only lasted for a time (so to speak) because ISIS started losing ground, after the Iraqi government and Shia militias took back Tikrit in March 2015. It has been a slow process but I don’t think ISIS has the same grand vision that they once had. Conclusion I believe that ISIS fulfilled Daniel 11:24 because they certainly had an impact on the Middle East and continue to wreck havoc on the world (or try to) through isolated terrorist’s attacks. They had an enormous impact on the final empire in Daniel 11 because they gave Iran a legitimate excuse to militarily enter the Middle East, which they may have not gotten otherwise. Iran now plays a prominent role in Iraq’s army, through Shia militias and advisers, plus Syria’s army, with up to 100,000 ground troops, and control much of Hezbollah in Lebanon. Therefore, ISIS fulfilled Daniel 11:24 but it actually helped Iran enter the Middle East (or Mesopotamia), which has been a requirement for the ‘king of the North’, throughout the history of Daniel 11. Who is the king of the South?

Simply put, the ‘king of the South’ is Saudi Arabia and their allies, mainly the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), consisting of Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman. It became fairly obvious when the GCC met on December 9, 2014, in Doha, Qatar, to discuss the situation with ISIS, Iran, Egypt, and the Muslim Brotherhood. One of the main outcomes of the summit was to establish an ‘Arab NATO’, which included an army, based in Saudi Arabia, a navy, based in Bahrain, and a ‘GCC-POL’ intelligence service, based in UAE. Other than that, they didn’t reveal many objectives, from the summit, except to “stave off outside interference in Arab affairs”, which was aimed primarily at Iran and their involvement in Iraq.

Later, it was revealed that Saudi Arabia had been building an elaborate wall, on the border of Iraq, since Sept. 2014, further defining North & South. The wall was planned with a ditch and triple-layered steel fencing, with 40 watchtowers. There was supposed to be 38 separate communication towers and 32 military response stations, with 240 armed rapid response vehicles to patrol the wall. (Newsweek - Jan. 25, 2015 - Telegraph [UK] has photos) For background, the GCC was created in 1981 by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, to counter the Islamic Revolution in Iran, and protect against the spread of Shia Islam in the Gulf States.

Of course, the Awawites, a branch of Shia Islam, had already been in control of Syria, since 1970, but Iran added to that problem in 1979. Therefore, Saudi Arabia created the GCC for the sole purpose of opposing the Shiites of the North. The Houthis take control of Yemen“stir up his strength and courage against the king of the South” On Jan. 20, 2015, the Houthis, who are part of a branch of Shiites called Zaidis (or fivers) stormed the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen, and effectively completed a coup. The Sunni president, Mansour Hadi, fled to Saudi Arabia, which was an ally. For background, President Hadi came to power during Arab Spring protests, so he wasn’t elected. The Houthis’ dispute with the government was said to be political, not religious. Nevertheless, it was seen as a severe threat because it effectively put Shia governments on three sides of the Saudi kingdom.

A Shiite prophecy fulfilled On Jan. 23, 2015, just three days after the coup in Yemen, King Abdullah died, which fulfilled a Shiite hadith saying that, ‘after the death of a king named Abdullah, in the Hijaz (Saudi Arabia), no successor to the throne would be accepted and disagreements would escalate and persist until the rise of Imam Mahdi’. Of course, they are referring to the 12th Imam, who died in the 9th century, whom they think will return before Jesus, ‘to fight the evil forces that oppose them and establish peace and justice in the world’, which is how the ‘twelvers’ get their name.

Of course, I don’t believe in the Islamic prophecies but the fact that they believe in them is a powerful motivation to oppose the evil forces until the Mahdi has a chance to establish himself. Well, Saudi Arabia and their jihadist religion of Wahhabism is about as evil as it gets because it effectively created terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra, ISIS, Al-Shabob, and the Taliban. Those groups try to kill anyone who is not like them. Of course, some are worse than others but they all come from Wahhabism, which is the militant religion spread by Saudi Arabia. “the king of the South will wage war”

On March 26, 2015, without U.N. approval, Saudi Arabia began bombing the Houthis in Yemen. Of course, their justification was that the Houthis were being supported by Iran, which was never actually proven but it relates things to the North and South in Daniel 11. Saudi clerics even called the air-strikes in Yemen a religious fatwa against the “enemies of Islam”, which they called “Safawis”. Of course, that is a direct reference to the Safavid Empire of the 16th century (vs.14), which originally made Shia Islam (twelvers) the official religion of Persia, around 1501. In other words, they were talking directly about Iran because Iran identifies with the Safavid Empire as their ancestors, since they celebrated their 500th anniversary, around 2001. “not be able to stand”

Even though Saudi Arabia has a “large and very powerful army”, supplied by the United States, and continues to get US intelligence, they “have not been able to stand” and oust the Houthis, in almost 1.5 years of fighting. It’s impossible for me to know what “plots have been devised against them” but the war in Yemen has turned into a humanitarian disaster. From the very beginning, Iran worked with Oman, who didn’t agree with the bombing, to propose a 7-point peace plan, which made concessions on both sides. However, it required that the Houthis be made a legitimate political party, Yemen be allowed to enter the GCC, and new elections to be held. That plan didn’t go far because Saudi Arabia doesn’t like elections, and Yemen would become the poorest country in the GCC. Conclusion All along, the UN has constantly asked Saudi Arabia to negotiate a peace settlement but they refuse because they insist on re-instating their ally as president, without elections. Eventually, Saudi Arabia may succeed because there’s a “different outcome” in Daniel 11:29. Yet, I’m not sure if this verse is what that verse is talking about. I guess we’ll see soon enough.

Islamic 'Sultan' Rising: Why Turkey's Plan to Destroy Israel Could Line Up with End Times Prophecy

- Dale Hurd, Benjamin Gill -

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2018/march/islamic-sultan-rising-why-turkeys-plan-to-destroy-israel-could-line-up-with-end-times-prophecy

The man who fashions himself as the new sultan of a revived Ottoman Empire has big dreams, and one of them could well be to build an Islamic army against the state of Israel.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports it's the brainchild of one of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's closest advisors, and it looks like a blueprint for an Islamic military action against Israel.

CBN News has covered that MEMRI report which comes from a Turkish newspaper closely allied to Erdogan and his ruling party.

The plan calls on the 57 Muslim nations to unite in a joint military operation against Israel. Such an army would be mammoth.

The strategy envisions staging areas near Israel's border from which an initial force of 250,000 soldiers would attack Israel.

Some biblical scholars believe Turkey will be part of an End Times alliance against Israel, foretold in prophecy in the book of Ezekiel.

CBN's Gordon Robertson cautions that Turkey's Erdogan has been signaling to the world that he wants to restore an Islamic caliphate to wipe out Israel.

"Well, you look at the Bible, and you look at Ezekiel chapter 38, it talks about things like this. When Israel is at peace, well that's exactly the time when its neighbors will rise up to strike," Robertson said on the 700 Club.

"Lots of biblical scholars say that Gog and Magog list in that chapter (Ezekiel 38) is not Russia, it's Turkey," he said.

While Erdo?an has been increasingly open about his plan to reshape Turkey into an Islamic state, former Turkish Parliament member Aykan Erdemir told CBN News he's skeptical Erdogan could pull off a united Islamic attack at this point.

"Erdo?an is a very complex individual and when it comes to Israel he compartmentalizes. On the one hand Israel is often at the top of his targets, rhetorically. But at the same time Erdogan manages to continue bilateral relations and trade," said Erdemir, who is now with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Erdemir says Erdo?an is riding a populist wave based in part on scapegoating Israel and the United States for political points in his own country.

"Erdogan knows these kinds of stunts work really well at home," he said. "When we take a look at Turkish dailies and Turkish outlets that's where we see this egregious targeting of not only Israel but of Jews and Christians and other religious minorities."

After the Trump administration's official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Erdogan turned up the anti-Israel rhetoric, calling Israel "a state of occupation and terrorism."

He has also turned on a fellow member of NATO - the United States - especially over US support for the Kurds, warning the Americans could get the "Ottoman slap."

"Erdogan continues to make threats against the US, accusing the US of being kind of the mastermind of a global conspiracy alongside Jews to undermine Turkey," Erdemir said.

Meanwhile, Erdogan's regime has held American missionary pastor Andrew Brunson for more than 500 days on charges he was one of the masterminds in the 2016 attempt to overthrow the government.

The American Center for Law and Justice, which is assisting Brunson, calls that claim "ridiculous."

Erdemir agrees. "We argue that Pastor Brunson is basically a hostage, and Erdogan uses him as a pawn. And so we are seeing the emergence of hostage diplomacy between Turkey and the US," he said.

Erdo?an's anti-US campaign has worked. Most Turkish citizens now believe the US is the number one threat to Turkey, just as an overwhelming majority are anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

Whether or not the plan for an Islamic Army to move against Israel is a serious threat at this point in history, the fact there are voices calling for such action is alarming.

And the fact that it comes from persons close to Erdogan is even more alarming. Those voices in the Islamic world are not likely to go away.
 

Signs of the End of the World

http://www.signs-of-end-times.com/the-last-days-end-of-world-signs.html

The year is now 2018 and many people around the globe are wondering if the end of the world is near. I don't think there has ever been such a widespread interest in this topic like there is today. And who can blame people for wondering, when you see what is happening to our world. The signs of the end are prevalent. War, famine, natural disasters, incredible and rapid increase in knowledge. Poisoning of the air and water. Birds of the air and the Fish of the seas dying in huge numbers. These are just a few of the Biblical signs which you can see on our end time signs home page.

Scientific FACT that supports the Bible ? ? THIS WORLD IS DYING ? ?

The signs are so strong now and the evidence is so clear that any person willing to end times accept the truth can see that the end of the world, as we know it, is near.

?? WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? ??

Now the signs of the end that we are dealing with on this page are the signs we find within 2 Timothy 3:1-5 ...'This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.'

These verses predicted a great moral degeneration in our society.

But before we get into these last day signs, take a look at this Bible verse also ... 2 Peter 3:3-4 ...'Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.' ... Do we live in a day of scoffers? Most certainly! Talk about the end times and the majority of people, including many Christians will just laugh it off saying that "all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation." in PERFECT fulfillment of this Bible prophecy above!

So lets look at just some of the signs from the above Bible verse in Timothy and apply it to our time and see if it tells us that we are living at the end of the world, just before the second coming of Jesus.

Remember, these signs are purely dealing with the moral decline in society. See our end time signs home page for more general Bible signs.

End of World Sign - PERILOUS TIMES

Endtimes Perilous TimesAre we living in perilous times? There is no doubt about that. Let's just take one example of what is happening today. There are uprisings all around the world, with people protesting and rioting and governments toppling. The people are starting to see the power they have if they get together. And this is a very dangerous situation and one that will lead to the image of the beast being formed, which will bring on the enforcement of the beast's mark. And with the economy melting all around the world, with countries nearing bankruptcy, the world is becoming ripe for a one world currency, which will aid with enforcing the mark and stop those who refuse the mark from "buying and selling" (Rev.13).

"2014 was a catastrophic year for millions caught up in violence." (source)

End of World Sign - LOVERS OF PLEASURE MORE THAN GOD

This sign of the end is powerful just on its own! Do we live in a world full of pleasure seekers? Most Endtime lovers of pleasurecertainly. Again, to fulfill this end of world sign, we only need look at the professing Christian churches. A great majority of professing Christians are lovers of pleasure more than they love God. They fill their lives with television, partying, socializing, reading novels, playing games, wasting time on social networks like facebook, and God gets little of their time.

The films, tv programs and music that professing Christians are happy to listen to today is just shocking! There is no distinction between your average Christian and a worldly person today. Should Christians listen to secular music and watch all the garbage that they do? No, not at all.

The programs and films that are watched by professed Christians today are an abomination to God

Now, go back 50 years or more and this would not be the problem it is today, because life was much simpler back then, without all the worldly entertainment. How many Christian homes give time to worship God as a family everyday? Not too many I guess, because they are too busy watching their favorite tv program, or reading their favorite novel, or playing their favorite games. We certainly live in a pleasure seeking world. This sign of the last days is fulfilled in our generation.

Men are still living as if nothing is going to happen. Pleasure lovers are still crowding into bars, theatres, gambling halls and sports arenas. The highest excitement prevails, and yet probation's hour is fast closing, and every case is about to be eternally decided. Satan sees that his time is short, and he's always at work that men may be deceived, deluded, occupied and entranced, until the day of probation shall be ended, and the door of mercy be forever shut.

End of World Sign - PEOPLE WILL BE COVETOUS

Coveting MoneyWell, we certainly live in a covetous age, where people clamour after the latest and best things. And not only do we covet possessions, we also covet after other men and women, whether married or not. The majority of people today are seeking after worldly riches, rather than eternal heavenly riches.

Again, this end of the world sign also applies to the churches of today. Just look at what the prosperity gospel is producing! Professing Christians just in it for earthly riches.

Also, think about how many women are coveted and lusted after everyday, because of the tight, revealing clothing they wear these days. And not just on the streets, but in the churches also! And again, the television, internet, magazines, billboards, etc, causes us to covet and clamour after the latest things this world has to offer. No doubt we live in a covetous time like no other.

End of World Sign - PEOPLE WILL BE BOASTERS AND PROUD

Pride was the original sin that caused Satan to fall from his exalted position in Heaven, and pride is the sin that the majority of people cherish in this world today. LOOK AT ME is the way people are today. Too proud to be humble before God and turn the other cheek to their fellow neighbour. Too proud to stop and help someone in need just in case others see them.

And as mentioned above, the way people dress these days compared to times past is amazing! Tight, trendy, revealing clothes to make people look at them and like them. Driving the latest cars and wanting to live in the nicest homes. LOOK AT ME, I've made it in this world!

End of World Sign - CHILDREN DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS

Let me give you a quote from a newspaper in the UK after the riots there in August 2011 ...Young Thugs

"You have a generation of kids now that don't respect their parents or the police ... When we were youngsters we were made to have respect for the olders. Now if an older was to slap a youth that kid is going to pick up a hammer." (source)

This is one of the many signs of the end of the world, and it is pointing clearly to our generation. The youths of today go about in gangs having little respect for their elders and parents, and pretty much little respect for anything, which this business man in Detroit will tell you. And why is that? Because society today teaches them that there is no God. They have no idea what Christ Jesus has done for them, and therefore they do not have any future. So really, it's not surprising that they rebel!

End of World Sign - PEOPLE WILL BE UNTHANKFUL

Many of us are unthankful today because we have been so conditioned by the world to just take things for granted. Just have a think about your daily life. Are you really thankful to God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon you? Do you thank Him for waking you up in the morning? For feeding you? For providing you with a job and income? Do you thank Him for His wonderful creation? And most of all, do you thank God everyday for giving us His Son Christ Jesus? Do you contemplate that amazing sacrifice He made? Now if Christians are unthankful, then what are those outside the faith like? We certainly live in a time of ungreatfulness. Spare a thought for those who DON'T have today!

There will be some people reading this that have great troubles and difficulties in their lives. But you CAN be thankful. Thankful that God has promised us a future, if we believe in His Son Jesus Christ, and follow Him.

End of World Sign - PEOPLE WILL BE UNHOLY

Now this sign of the end of the world is an amazing one. Do you know why? Because I only need to talk about professing Christians here. Go back just 50 years and you would find a world with Christians who were far more holy and humble than they are today. Many believe that we need not keep the ten commandments anymore, just as long as we "believe" in Jesus. And what does this lead to? A people who continue living in sin and being unholy.

Jude 1:4 ...'For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.'

These men have certainly crept into the churches and as a result the churches are full of unconverted, unholy people today, who have turned the grace of God into a licence to sin! Much more so today than in times past. Churches today have become more like social places, theatres and concerts, rather than holy places of worship. Christians have lost the Bible truth about how to worship in Church.

\Christians seem to think that they will be saved IN their sins, rather than Jesus saving them FROM their sins. There is little effort today being made in turning away from sin and living a holy life for God. And if this is the state of the majority of Christians, then what is the rest of the world like? Yes, this end of the world sign is being fulfilled today. We are sure living in the last days.

End of World Sign - PEOPLE WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION

Another great sign of the end of the world! Just look at how homosexuality is being pushed and accepted Endtime without natural affection around the world today. The picture on the right is just one of the many articles from the news today, showing that homosexuality is becoming the "norm". And not just in the world, but in the churches too!

We are also now seeing churches accept ACTIVE homosexuals. And not only that, many churches are now placing these people in leadership positions! Homosexuality is being pushed through television also, with many programs portraying homosexuality as normal. This is all in complete disobedience to God's clear Word ... 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ...'Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.'

So many signs showing we are IN the last days!

End of World Sign - DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD

We live in an age today where people will not take correction or rebuke for their sins. If you warn Christians for wrong doing, many of them will just say "stop judging me!" and will not take correction. Even though the Bible says that the Word of God is to be used for instruction, correction and rebuke.

2 Timothy 3:16 ...'All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.'

This day and age, people are CRITICIZED for being pious. If you are seen to be a good, holy person, then the world will sneer at you, being labelled as a "goody two shoes". The world is so full of sin today that it cannot handle people who are good. This Bible sign is applicable more for our day than any other before us, and shows we are living in the last days.

End of World Sign - PEOPLE WILL BE LOVERS OF THEMSELVES

You will now see how Paul above in 2 Timothy is talking about our day. These signs of the last days are so clearly speaking about our generation. Do people love themselves today by putting themselves before God and other people? Most certainly. We seem to be more concerned about how we look on the outside, rather than how we look on the inside (our heart). Everything now is commercialized to the extreme to make people think about ME, ME, ME!. If you walked down the street just 50 years ago, you would have seen the majority of people dressed modestly in smart, humble clothing, covering their bodies. Today if you do the same you will see the majority of people dressed in tight revealing clothing to make themselves look "sexy".

Today, the television, radio, newspapers, magazines and internet are full of adverts to try and lure us into buying the next best thing, to make us look better than the next person. Yes, this is certainly a sign for the time we live in. And what makes this sign appropriate more for our day is the fact that it applies to the majority of professing Christians also! The church is full of people who have no idea what it truly means to worship God, and think more of themselves than they do of God and other people. Just look at America! The majority of people there profess to be Christian. So why is it that there are thousands of people starving to death everyday? Because professing Christians are too busy with themselves to worry about the needy. And Satan has deceived the majority of professing Christians into thinking it is ok to spend the money that God has entrusted them with on THEMSELVES, rather than using it to help the poor and further God's kingdom.

End of World Sign - A "FORM" OF GODLINESS ONLY

Now this is an end time sign pointing purely to Christians. And is it fulfilled in our day? Yes. The Christian churches are FULL of people who only have a "form" of Godliness. How many Christians actually LIVE the faith that they proclaim? How many LIVE according to the way laid out in the Bible? Not many, which is why Jesus said ... "will I find faith when I return?" (Luke 18:8). And which is why He said that only "few" would find the narrow way, as the majority will head down the broad way to destruction. Why? Because they loved the world more than they loved God!

Yes, there may be "revivals" going on around the world today. But many of them only have that "form" of Godliness and are not filled with the true Spirit of God. Anyone can rent a stadium. Put on an elaborate "Christian" rock band on stage. Say "nice" things to make people feel good. Draw many people through the doors and call it "revival". But do you know what TRUE revival is? Turning away from sin and living holy lives for God. The so called revivals happening today are nothing more than worldly excitement.

Are we Living in the Last Days?

There is no doubt whatsoever, that the signs of the end of the world in the Bible are pointing to our generation. Anyone can see the great moral degeneration that has happened over the past 50+ years. The moral depravation of this world has reached such a point that we are now like Sodom and Gomorrha just before God destroyed that city with fire ... 2 Peter 2:6 ...'And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly.'

So is the world going to end in the next couple of years? We cannot set dates, but from all the signs, we can know that the second coming is 'at the door'. There are still some things yet to happen that end time prophecy reveals, like the mark of the beast being enforced. And once the mark of the beast is enforced, we will know that we are in the VERY last days, right at the end of the world. But please do not wait until that happens to get ready. We need to get ready now and live for Christ Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven every day.

Don't forget, none of us know when OUR last day will be. So we need to be ready everyday. Satan's deceptions and temptations are going to get stronger and stronger. So please seek the truth of God's Word in the Bible and start living for Christ Jesus.

?? WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? ??

Take a look at 2 Timothy 3 above again. EVERY sign that is given in those verses are specifically pointing to our day today. These are the signs showing that the end of the world is near. We ARE living in the last days, there can be no doubt.

For great truths concerning the end times and Bible prophecy, please see our prophecy site:
www.end-times-prophecy.org.

Teen suicide is soaring.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/19/teen-suicide-soaring-do-spotty-mental-health-and-addiction-treatment-share-blame/428148002/

Do spotty mental health and addiction treatment share blame?

Jayne O'Donnell and Anne Saker, USA TODAY Network Published 11:47 a.m. ET March 19, 2018 | Updated 10:30 p.m. ET March 19, 2018

Crestview Hills mother Karen Ruf speaks about the loss of her son J.C. Ruf to teen suicide in October 2016. Sam Greene/The Enquirer =[ J.C. Ruf, 16, was a Cincinnati-area pitcher who died by suicide in the laundry room of his house. Tayler Schmid, 17, was an avid pilot and hiker who chose the family garage in upstate New York. Josh Anderson, 17, of Vienna, Va., was a football player who killed himself the day before a school disciplinary hearing.

The young men were as different as the areas of the country where they lived. But they shared one thing in common: A despair so deep they thought suicide was the only way out.

The suicide rate for white children and teens between 10 and 17 was up 70% between 2006 and 2016, the latest data analysis available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although black children and teens kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was higher — 77%.
 

No More Crosses?

https://patriotpost.us/articles/54747-no-more-crosses

A case before the Supreme Court may settle whether memorial crosses are "unconstitutional."

Caroline C. Lewis · Mar. 15, 2018

Imagine Arlington Cemetery with no crosses. Imagine the word “God” sandblasted from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Imagine Biblical verses removed from the U.S. Capitol. This is the world the radical atheists want. This is the world they almost have.

First Liberty Institute, the nation’s largest legal organization dedicated exclusively to defending religious freedom, is currently appealing a case to the Supreme Court so this doesn’t happen.

Here’s how it began. In 1925, Gold Star families and the American Legion (the largest veterans service organization in the U.S.) built the 40-foot-tall Bladensburg Veteran’s Memorial, also known as the “Peace Cross,” in memory of the 49 men of Prince George’s County, Maryland, who died in World War I. The names of the 49 deceased veterans and the words “Courage,” “Valor,” “Endurance” and “Devotion” appear on the monument.

The cross stood as a peaceful memorial to the fallen veterans until February 2014, when the American Humanist Association (AHA) claimed that the monument unconstitutionally violated the Establishment Clause because of its public ownership and demanded that it be demolished, altered or removed. The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ruled in favor of the monument’s constitutionality citing the cross as a military symbol for sacrifice, courage and remembrance. However, in December 2015, the AHA appealed the decision to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the memorial was unconstitutional. On March 1, 2018, the Fourth Circuit denied the en banc rehearing, leaving an appeal to the Supreme Court as the final option.

Hiram Sasser, chief counsel for First Liberty, notes, “If [the Fourth Circuit] decision stands, other memorials, including those in nearby Arlington Cemetery, will be targeted for destruction as well.” If the decision from the Fourth Circuit stands, and the Supreme Court refuses to hear the appeal case, it would mean that all crosses on public property are “unconstitutional.”