Last week, I began an updated review of a 6-part series that originally was presented in July/August of 2015. .. My intent was, & is, to show just how rapidly the ‘birth pains’ are progressing concerning the Bible’s prophecies leading up to the fast-approaching 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. .. Because of the sheer length, I decided to present it in two parts. .. Part 1 included the first three categories – Israel, the Signs of Nature, & the Signs of Society. .. Part 2 will conclude with Spiritual Signs, the Signs of Technology, & the Signs of World Politics. .. So, without further ado, here’s Part 2 …………
4) SPIRITUAL SIGNS – “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4) ..
” .. Evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13) ..
These are just a few of the verses in the Bible that refer to the increasing amount of deception that will be present in the end of days. .. It is simply amazing to witness just how rapidly the deceiving spirits are increasing. .. Here’s but a few examples ….
- TV shows like ‘Saturday Night Live’ as well as cartoon characters ‘The Simpsons’ mocking Jesus at every opportunity ..
- The mocking of Jesus’ return intensifying .. example: Christian publication ‘Christian Today’ scorned the Lord’s return & said a ‘zombie apocalypse’ was more likely …
- Satanic displays are now showing up in more & more public squares ..
- Satanic ceremony for newly completed tunnel in Switzerland celebrated by many of Europe’s leaders ..
- Temple of Ba’al erected in London & New York City ..
- Satan-based festivals held in the summer months in various locations, including the Nevada desert to celebrate sexual freedom in the form of orgies, etc. .. images of false gods galore! ..
- Satan clubs now opening in many of the world’s elementary schools, including America & many European nations ..
- A new term – ‘spirit-cookong’ – it is simply too evil to quote but you can Google it .. If you are sensitive, don’t go there! …
There is sooooo much more, but this just gives us a brief glimpse of just how rapidly all this is increasing! .. I mean, even a few years ago, we wouldn’t even have imagined the extent of most any of this satanic invasion. .. And sadly, it’s only going to increase as these are the final moments prophesied that remain for Satan & his forces to ‘do their thing.’ …
5) THE SIGNS OF TECHNOLOGY – “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) .. I love this prophecy! ..
Just imagine how Daniel must have felt. .. God gave him many visions of things to come, but then he was told to ‘close them up,’ & that he, nor anyone else would even begin to understand them until the time of the end (of which is the time we are now living in). …. Look at this! .. “many shall run to and fro” .. Just think of it. .. In my own mother’s time, ‘running to & fro’ was more like crawling here to there! .. I mean, from horse & buggy to a man on the moon?! …. And then, of course, one would have to live in a cave to not have noticed just how fast man’s knowledge (i didn’t say wisdom) is increasing .. again from horse & buggy to a technology that could get that man to the moon. .. It’s astounding when one just takes a moment to realize just how fast that has taken place! ..
The important point here is this. .. God told Daniel to “seal the book until the time of the end.” .. Why? .. Because there would be NO way to understand them until that time. .. Well, here we are. .. And if you even begin to scratch the surface of Bible prophecy, you cannot help but realize that all the prophesied events spoken of by Daniel & the other prophets either have, or are, coming true! .. The times are upon us! ..
Has technology increased? .. Duh!!! .. And sadly, in most all instances, it is being used against the principles of Christianity. .. Examples are Face Book, U-Tube, Google, Twitter – most all supporting the progressive agenda which is primarily godless in all its forms (no intent to imply politics) … and sadly, this is where most of the folks today, especially the young, spend their time. ..
Another point. .. In Chapter 13 of The Book of Revelation, its speaks directly of the coming of the Mark of the Beast, which will be required to be received in order to even begin to participate in daily living. .. This mark will be some sort of device, tattoo, implant that will be placed either on the back of the right hand or forehead. .. With the way technology has exploded over the past few years, this is easily now possible whereas just a few years ago, it wasn’t. .. Again, the advancement of the “increase in knowledge” has made all this possible. ..
Finally, we see in chapter 11 of Revelation where two witnesses will lie dead in the street for three days, which will be witnessed by the entire world. .. How could that have even been possible before satellites, internet or TV was around? .. Only now is that possible! … Enough said, for now. ….
6) THE SIGNS OF WORLD POLITICS – “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast – terrifying and very powerful. It had large iron teeth and devoured its victims and trampled under foot whatever was left. …. The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it.” (Daniel 7: 7, 23) …
This is a category I could go on about for a long, long time, but for the sake of time …. Simply, a world government & its powerful leader is ‘just around the corner!’ .. Just take a quick glimpse at today’s societal condition ..
- South America is in chaos .. Venezuela is at a near-collapse level .. Brazil is in the same boat .. Crime rates are skyrocketing & ruthless gangs are taking control .. you name it! ……
- Europe is in social meltdown as the migration influx is destroying the basic infrastructure that has been in place for centuries. .. So, too, is Christianity becoming a ‘thing of the past’ as Islam is taking over! .. Simply, a spiritual darkness has befallen this continent. …
- America has never been more vehemently divided, and a sinful, deceiving power has all but overtaken the societal norm. .. The Church has fallen into a lukewarm, apostate condition which has helped advance this current state of affairs. ..
- The Middle East is increasing in chaos by the moment. .. As prophesied, Israel is being surrounded by hateful nations whose only intent is its destruction. ..
- The world economy is a ‘house totally built upon sand!’ .. While many are portraying optimism, the bottom line is that there has been so many ‘Quantitive Easing’ measures passed (the printing of worthless money), that nothing short of a worldwide bankruptcy is left to fall back on. ..
OK .. there’s a ton more, but what this chaos in all its forms is leading up to is an ultimate collapse of the world’s societies as we have come to know them. .. It doesn’t matter who’s in control – globalists, populists, communists, or what other ‘ists’ we can think of, a collapse with catastrophic consequences is about to come upon us. .. But then, this is exactly how Bible prophecy will be fulfilled! … Out of all this mayhem will come ‘the great world unifier,’ a charismatic & powerful leader who will come to power with a peaceful agenda that will supposedly reunite the nations in prosperity & hope. .. Of course, I’m referring to none other than the coming ‘anti-christ.’ .. (see Daniel 7,8,9,11, Revelation 13 as examples of this teaching) .. Also, he will be joined by a unified world church (see Revelation 17) that will become his ‘partner in crime.’ .. Are we seeing signs of this today? .. Just look at how the Catholic Church is cozying up to Islam & other world religions. .. In fact, so, too, are many protestant churches such as Presbyterian & United Methodists as examples. ..
OK .. I gotta stop before I go crazy! … Like I said, there is simply NO END to this ‘world politics’ subject, nor all of the others for that matter. .. So, I’m done for now. .. I do apologize for this already being too long, but hey, I just can’t figure out a way to shorten it without losing the intent. … So there! ……
Remember this, things are NOT falling apart – they are falling into place! .. What is happening all around us is exactly what the Bible tells us .. that things will appear bleak & hopeless .. but let me share just this one verse that may help bolster you in these coming days … “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)
I love you all so much, & am praying for you in these increasingly difficult times. .. I am so burdened for those who are not ready to withstand these increasingly difficult days. .. For you warriors out there, it is time for us to fall on our knees & be at war for such souls. .. God desires none to be lost, & prayer IS what will rally the call for many more before it is too late. ..
Until next time,