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Are we living in the last of this age? It strongly appears that ALL of the players in the cast are present. End Time Prophecies
"Now as He (Jesus Christ) 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?'" (Matthew 24:3). One of the greatest proofs that the Bible is inspired is the evidence of thousands of detailed prophecies that were fulfilled to the smallest particular throughout history. For example: Centuries before the events occurred the ancient prophets foretold the rise and fall of empires and cities including Babylon, Tyre, and Nineveh.
However More astonishing are the many prophecies that have come to pass in the late 20th Century and occurring now in the 21th century indicating the fulfillment of the end of the age. A Brief Explanation of Prophecy: A major understanding when addressing prophecy is expressed in this phrase: “Oh, that is what God meant!” The following is an explanation of this understanding…
Keep in Mind that Modern Day Events were completely foreign to the prophets when the prophecies were written!
After many of the Events of history occurred the prophetic passages opened up in understanding. We can look and see many prophecies that were obscure have now become VERY Obvious! We didn’t understand many times because the things being described were unknown to us. –Psalm 22 describes a horrible death sequence; however not until Christ is crucified do we genuinely grasp the fulfillment of this prophecy. Afterward we can say, “Oh, that’s what God meant!” –Zechariah 14:12 describes a plague that causes the flesh to melt from people’s bodies almost instantly. Not until modern times could we grasp its meaning when chemical and nuclear weapons do just that…
One More thing… Although some of these prophecies have had fulfillments in the past, such as wars and rumors of war, pestilence like with the Black Plague, they came and went without the other end time prophecies being present like Israel was NOT in their land. Now, however, all of the players in the play are on stage…we are only waiting for the curtain to draw…
Listed here are 40 “cast members” of end time events & characteristics Israel returns to their land in 1948 (Isaiah 66:8).(Ezek. 4:3- 6;Ezek. 37:10-14) Lev. 26:18 Amos 9: 14,15)) Israel’s return was predicted to the day, month & year [See pp. 164-170 Signature of God, Grant R. Jeffrey] (Ezek. 4:3-6) The return of the exiled Jews by the thousands from the four corners of the earth [i.e. Russia, Ethiopia, Europe, & America] (Zephaniah 3:10;Isaiah 43:6; Ezekiel 37:21) The prosperity of the land of Israel (Isaiah 27:6; Joel 2:23; Isaiah 35:7). Israel’s rain dramatically increased (Joel 2:23) The imbalanced focused attention to this small country (Zech. 12:1-5 ; Zech 8:12)) Miraculous Restoration of the Hebrew Language (Zephaniah 3:9).
The weapons of mass destruction [chemical, biological & Nuclear] (Joel 2:3; Zech. 14:12)) The armies of the antichrist [The growing strength of European Economic Union] (Revelation 16:16). The kings of the East and their 200 Million man army [China, Asia Minor, Indonesia] (Revelation 16:16; Revelation 9:15-16). A military Highway across Asia & the drying up of the Euphrates River [huge dams are in place and a road is being constructed] (Revelation 16:12). The rise of the revived Roman Empire [Economic European Community] Daniel 2:40-44; Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 and 17)
The technology to control buying & selling [computers, internet, cell phones, IPODS] (Revelation 13:16-18). The ability to mark and trace (666) every human being [Sub-dermal micro chip] (Rev. 13:16,17) The technology for the whole world to witness the same event in REAL time [TV & satellite links] (Revelation 11:9-10). The rise and need for a ONE world government [U.N. economic instabilities, stock market issues] (Daniel 7:14; Revelation 13:7,8). The rise and need for society to be cashless [credit/debit cards bar codes] (Rev. 13:16,17)
The increase in killer earthquakes [since 1900’s every decade has had an increase in number] (Revelation 16:18; Matthew 24:7). The Seas & Waves roaring [climate issues, global warming?] ( Luke 21:25) Deadly Pestilence & World Wide famines [Aids, resurgence of infectious diseases, STD’s, cancer, etc.] (Zechariah 14:12; Revelation 6:8; Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:5). The increase in wars and rumors of wars; ethnic wars, racial tensions [Ethnic cleansing, race wars, civil wars, tribal conflicts have doubled since 1989-National Defense Council Foundation] (Matt. 24:6,7) The environmental threats [Pollutions, contaminates, deforestation, over fishing, over farming, etc.] ( Rev. 11:18; Rev. 16:8,9) The rise of constant traveling upon the earth [Frequent flying miles, constant travel 24/7, going to & fro upon the earth] (Daniel 12:4). The incredible information revolution [At no time in history has our knowledge exploded doubling every few years] (Daniel 12:4).
The immanent rebuilding and establishing of the ritual sacrifices by Israel in the Third Temple (Ezek. 43:14,15) The Discovery of the Oil of anointing—once lost. (Exodus 30:25,26; Daniel 9:24).. The vessels for the future Temple worship are made (Isaiah 2:2; Revelation 11:1,2; 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4; Ezekiel 44:16,17)... The rise of unnatural practices [bisexuality; homosexuality, trans genders, male pregnancy…] (Jeremiah 30:6,7) The rise and legalization of Homosexuality [Gay marriage rights, accepted lifestyle protected by law] (Luke 17:26-29) The rise of extreme wealth and poverty [The rich are now billionaires?; excessive hoarding] (James 5:3) The rise of disrespect and arrogance [children & teenagers ruling households, absentee parents, out of control schools] (II Tim. 23:2,3)
Increase in violence [ The crime rate has soared over 560% since 1960…as in the days of Noah] (Matt. 24:37; Gen. 6:13) The increase in spiritualism, psychics, mediums, and soothsayers [Palm readers, Psychic readings, spiritualism without the Bible] (I Tim. 4:1) The increase in immorality, pornography, drug addictions, gambling, abortion (Rev. 21:8; II Tim. 23:2,3) The rise of the Northern Kingdom of Russia and their immanent invasion of Israel (with un-walled cities) with their allies the Arab Nations (Ezek. 38:1-12)
The Gospel shall be preached in all the world [Radio, TV, Internet, booklets, Bibles, CD’s etc.] (Matthew 24:14). The falling away of the established Church as it grows cold [Liberalism, embracing culture, loss of authority in scripture, equating Christianity with other religions] (II Thess. 2:3; I Tim.4:1-3) Many False Christ's have already appeared but more recently the following have claimed to be Christ: [Rev. Sun Moon. David Koresh, Dalai Lama, Hari Krishna…] (Matt. 24:4,5) Israel is to be surrounded by enemies [Arab/Islamic league pledge to destroy Israel, all countries on Israel’s borders] (Psalm 83:4-8) The fulfilled predictions about the present Arab-Israeli Conflict (Psalm 83:2-8).
The Following Pictorials Highlight The End of Age Prophecies!
One Airline alone has 30,000 flights a year! Frequent flyer miles are of modern times "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase." Daniel 12:4
We are the Information Generation. "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and KNOWLEDGE shall increase." Daniel 12:4
“…As in the days of Sodom & Gomorrah so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Lord.” Rampant, defiant, willful, aggressive, boisterous, blatant, rebellious, practice of homosexuality and…
In a world of modern technology, transportation and communications, the thought of even one place experiencing a famine seems unbelievable…yet, many such places exist and continue to surface. Why? Racial war, civil war, rebellions, religious fighting…(Matt. 24:7) Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, And for lack of justice there is waste. Proverbs 13:23
Global Warming, pollution, oil spills, over fishing/farming, over mining, environmental issues are MODERN concerns that reflect biblical signs of the end of the age… (Rev. 11:18; Rev. 16:8,9)
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:25 Unusual weather patterns, strange earthquakes in diverse places causing tidal waves, devastations, flooding, and loss of life…increase in severe weather storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions…
Pestilence, disease, infections, were supposed to be wiped out by man’s medical, technological, and industrial growth, what happened? “There will be pestilences…” Matt. 24:7
False Christ: Rev. Sun Moon Rev. Jim Jones David Koresh Hari Krishna Who’s next?
The extreme wealth between the “have” and the “have not” continues to expand. Two- thirds of the world subsides on less than 20% of the world’s income…It is to our shame that we pay some millions while paying others in cents… Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. (James 5:3)
Violence in civilized cultures is sky rocketing! Many American teenagers are unruly and arrogant, disrespectful to authority in general…many parents are to blame… (Matt. 24:37; Gen. 6:13)
"But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Matt. 24:37 “And God said to Noah, ‘The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.’” Genesis 6:13
“You shall hear of wars and rumors of wars…” Matt. 24:6,7 Time Magazine reported 67 conflicts being fought (most of them are ethnic wars) in one year. The National Defense Council Foundation reported conflicts have doubled since 1989
Israel’s agricultural has surprised the world. One report states that 90% of the citrus consumed in Europe comes from Israeli orchards! “Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob; Israel shall blossom and bud, And fill the face of the world with fruit.” Isaiah 27:6 Israel MUST be in their land at the return of Christ…in 1948 after 1,900 years in exile God fulfilled His promise…
Israel has plans to Rebuild the Temple. It will not take 49 years as the second Temple did to build it. They could build it within a year. Contrary to popular belief the Dome of the Rock seen here is NOT on the location for the building of the New Temple.
China and her allies boasted of a 200 million man army only recently. When this prophecy was written there we’re not 200 million people in the earth! “ Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.” Revelations 9:16
Directly to the North of Israel is Moscow. This formidable force has only come to power in modern times and allied herself with the Arab nations just as the prophecy predicted "Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; "Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops––many people are with you.” Ezekiel 38:5,6
European Economic Community is the REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE IN OUR DAY "And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Daniel 2:44
It appears in scripture that this is inevitable; however Jesus Christ returns to prevent the world from destroying itself! “A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them.” Joel 2:3
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ occurs to stop the antichrist and his armies from destroying Israel and mankind! He will return to establish the Millennial reign. Contrary to popular belief the world does NOT come to an end…but a new age is ushered in.
How should We respond? Distressed? Perplexed? Afraid? Panicked? These certainly are reasonable; however they strongly indicate our weakness in knowing and trusting God. Sinners who don’t know God will respond as this verse says… “…men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken”. Luke 21:26 If you believe what you’ve just seen why not? If you do not know where you are going why not? But let me give you a better response…
There is Great Comfort in Christ God is letting us know what is going to happen and giving us signs when they are about to happen. "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." Luke 21:28 Do Not Worry… "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7 God knows our need and has already provided for our escape from the terrible things coming upon the earth. "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 God has every intention of delivering His own and giving them His kingdom. The Apostle Paul revealed a special event called the Rapture [I Cor. 15:52] that is to take place that essentially removes His children from the wrath of God that is going to be poured out during the final seven years of this age. Therefore, we should WITNESS about these things.
We should respond by learning these powerful prophetic proofs that the Bible is true and then relay them to others who don’t know them. We should draw closer to God trusting His providence and grace to carry us through. "I will never leave you nor forsake you.“ Hebrews 13:5 We should realize that God is in ultimate control of every believer! Our faith should be strengthened in God’s Word because as these prophecies manifest we know that God told us about them to encourage us that despite what is happening around us God is our shield and defense. If you do not know Christ and have never been born again, now would be a good time! John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.“ RECEIVE SALVATION by praying along these lines: “Dear God I believe in Jesus Christ who died for my sins; I ask for forgiveness and repent from my sinful ways. Please save me. Amen.” Romans 10:13 For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."
Want to know more? The Signature of God/The Handwriting of God, by Grant R. Jeffrey Revelation in our Generation? Website www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/revelation_our_generation 12 Signs of Soon Coming the End of the World by Ed R. Meelhuysen, President The Bible Research Company12 Signs of Soon Coming the End of the World Twelve Signs That We Are Very Near the End of the World. I strongly believe that we are very close to the beginning of the time of Tribulation... Website www.bibleplus.org/12signs.htm