“There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.” .. Luke 21:11 .. These words given to the physician Luke concerning the last days leading up to the return of Jesus Christ. …

Before I give a brief overview of this particular prophecy, let me say this … This category of signs has always been the least respected of all, even among believers. .. Just the mention of them usually receives responses like .. ‘Come on, what else is new?’ .. or .. ‘There have always been earthquakes & tornadoes & diseases since the beginning of time!’ … Now while this is true, they have NEVER been like they are now! .. and this is exactly what Jesus implied when He mentioned “birth pains” in His prophesies. .. (see Matthew 24:8) .. The bottom line is this … they are increasing exponentially & will continue to do so until the ‘Trumpet’ blows. .. In addition, the apostle Peter also warned us of the naysayers in the end times … “Knowing this first, that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to 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 creation.” .. 2 Peter 3:3-4 .. Have you noticed any scoffers around today? ……

OK .. So let’s take a quick peek into this particular segment of prophecy. .. First of all, let’s be sure we’re on the same page concerning ‘pestilence.’ .. Webster’s Dictionary says this …  1) a deadly epidemic, plague; 2) anything regarded as harmful. .. With that said, we begin   ……

Just since the beginning of this century, we’ve witnessed some amazing events. .. Just in the first decade alone, we saw 5 earthquakes, 2 of which were over magnitude 9, that took the lives of nearly 1 million people! .. Since 2010 we’ve viewed news headlines that shout out fear & trepidation throughout the masses .. Here’s a couple of examples …

  * “This Was the Decade the Earth Struck Back – earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides & drought killed uncounted numbers.”

(Reuters – 2010) .. One comment from the scientific community said, “The term 100-year event has lost its meaning.” ….

   * “Nature continues its increasing pummeling of the U.S in recent years. .. Unprecedented triple-digit heat & devastating drought .. deadly tornadoes leveling towns .. massive rivers overflowing their banks .. billion-dollar blizzards .. where does it stop?” .. Associated Press

   * “Something is frighteningly wrong with the weather … records in most every climate category are falling by the day! .” .. Associated Press

   * “More & More apocalyptic weather events happening worldwide! .. What on earth is going on?!” .. World Net Daily

These are just a few of the increasing apocalyptic, doomsday headlines we are seeing across the world’s press on almost a daily basis! .. Look at just this year alone right here in America. .. Few folks can recall a time in this country when gigantic hurricanes the size of Harvey, Irma & Maria slammed into Texas, Florida & Puerto Rico. .. And what about the wildfires that have burned a record number of acres across the U.S. West? .. There’s more but you get the picture. ..

As some of you are familiar, I podcast a weekly Prophecy News report that highlights all the current prophetic events that are occurring worldwide. .. Of all the various categories, “Nature/Pestilence” is usually the longest of subjects. .. Simply, the Prophesies Jesus shared with us concerning these things is exploding everywhere! .. (See Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21 for more detail) … Here’s a brief sample of just the past few days alone .. Plague Fears Growing – Entire World at Risk” – Express.UK … “This is How It Ends – 15,000 Scientists Sign ‘Warning to Humanity’ Letter Predicting an Imminent Apocalypse” – The Sun.UK … “California Shaking:  Quake Swarms Hitting San Andreas Faultline & Monterrey County” .. Zero hedge … “Toxic Algae: Once a Nuisance, Now A Severe Nationwide Threat” – Associated Press … There’s many more, but you get the picture. … And this in just the past few days! …

I could go on forever in just this prophetic category alone, but this gives you at least a brief glimpse of the reality of truth concerning just this one prophetic subject alone. .. It is quite obvious worldwide chaos in EVERY prophetic category is on a rapid increase, and it WILL continue to escalate!  .. Soon we will see wars break out in various locations, a continuing increase in natural disasters such as we are witnessing right now in the form of earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, plague, drought, famine … the list goes on …… Also soon, we are going to witness worldwide economic chaos of which the world has NEVER seen. .. If we think social  upheaval is bad now? .. Just wait! ..

I know this all sounds negative & doomsdayish, but I’m only quoting the truth of God’s prophetic words, of which the vast majority will continue to be ignored, Just like in the days of Lot & Noah (Genesis). .. But this IS the assignment God gave the ‘watchmen’ of His prophetic word. .. No, it is not a subject or ministry one takes on if interested in winning a popularity contest. .. But then, the prophets of old learned this early on …….

I will close with this … “One doesn’t have to listen too hard to hear the distant hoofbeats if attuned to the issues and events of our time in a biblically prophetic way.  The Horsemen of the Apocalypse outlined in Revelation, chapter 6, are mounted.  The world can’t yet see them looking across the terrain littered with hills and valleys of everyday life.  But the spiritual ear can hear them rumbling beyond the immediacy of these quickly waning days of the age.”  (Terry – Rapture Ready) ……

I can hear the hoofbeats, and they are growing louder & louder by the moment! .. It is time for all of us to get our houses in order .. to attend to the business that needs to be done before the trumpet blows. .. I am praying earnestly for each & every one of you to ‘tune your ears and listen.’ .. You, too, will hear the hoofbeats! .. IT IS TIME! … Hallelujah! ……

Until Next time,

Red

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