Monthly Archives: February 2013
February 5, 2013
Last week we reviewed the first of a two-part commentary concerning the prophecies of Jesus Christ recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21. … The following is the conclusion. …
Let me first remind you of what Christ said concerning these specific prophecies … “Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.” …. Also remember that after my reviewing these specific end-time signs, I felt compelled to bring to you 10 specific ‘conditions’ of which I believe are evidently revealed in these passages. … Last week, we covered the first five … ‘Signs of Nature’ … ‘Moral Decay’ … ‘Deception’ … ‘The Knowledge Explosion’ … and ‘The Ezekiel War.’ … So now let’s go to the remaining five ………
6) The World Church – “All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast — all whose names have not been written in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.” (Revelation 13:8) … The one-world religion idea has been around for most of our generation under the guise of ecumenism (meaning universal … the church as a whole). …. As the liberal denominations continue to water down their theology, there are fewer things to keep them apart. Even now, there are some Evangelical leaders who are questioning whether Jesus really is the only way to salvation. … The flirtation between certain Evangelical groups and the Catholic Church is very interesting, as is the dialogue between the Pope and leaders of Islam and their common devotion to Mary. In fact, the Vatican and Muslim leaders have agreed to establish a regular official dialogue to improve sometimes difficult relations between the two religions. … (I just wonder what happens when they decide to pray and seek divine guidance?)…….. Remember also that the Catholic Church is one of the richest organizations on the planet with over 1 billion members on six continents, and clearly thinks of itself as the world’s dominant religious group – and only ‘true’ church . … It is no secret that the Catholic Church is posturing itself to be a major player in End-Time events.
Just one more for the record …. The Reverend Rick Warren, one of America’s best-known Evangelical Protestant pastors, pleaded recently with some 8,000 Muslim listeners to work together to solve the world’s greatest problems by cooperating in a series of interfaith projects.
Christ talked much about the great deception that would take place just prior to is return. … Also, Revelation 17 shows the “Great Prostitute” riding the “Beast” … she being the world church and the beast representing the antichrist and his world government. … It’s coming, and very soon.
7) The Reviving Roman Empire – Daniel prophesied that the Roman Empire would be revived (Daniel 2:36-41) … something many men .. like Charlemagne, Napoleon, and Hitler … tried to do through force. … But the prophecy had to await God’s timing for its fulfillment, and that came after World War 2, with the formation of the European Common Market that has since morphed into the European Union. … This body of nations is still evolving and will eventually end up as Daniel prophesied …… 10 nations who will ultimately align themselves with the antichrist. …. As recently as two weeks ago, the EU was discussing the possibility of having a ‘supreme’ leader and also boosting their military budget. .. This prophecy is very interesting to follow, once you understand the Scriptures relating to it. …..
8) World Economy – The Third Horse of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:5-6) represents economic distress. … It says, “When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, ‘come!’ I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6) Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine.”
Many wonder how one ruler could possibly gain leadership and control of the world’s nations. Let’s look for a moment back in history to pre-World War 2 Germany. Their economy at that time, just like what’s happening around the world today, was in complete shambles. A wheel barrow full of their money could barely buy a loaf of bread. …. So then what happens? … Along comes a charismatic leader (Hitler) who seemed to have all the answers …. and being in a desperate way, the people willingly followed. … From there, we know the rest of that story.
Also, when looking at the First Horseman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6:1-2). … On this white horse is a rider who has a bow, but no arrows. … To most of us who ‘do’ prophecy, this rider represents the coming world ruler … the antichrist … who will come into power in a ‘bloodless coup’ (no arrows) … and how could that happen? … By desperate people needing a ‘savior’ in times of economic horror. …. Hence, the world economy playing out its prophetic role.
9) Israel – The signs that relate to Israel are the most important of all because the Jews are God’s prophetic time-clock. … What I mean by this is that the Scriptures will often tie a prophesied future event with something that will happen to the Jews. … We are told to watch the Jews … and when the prophesied event concerning them occurs, we can be sure that the other prophesied event will also occur.
We can start by looking at Luke 21:24 where Jesus prophesied that the Jews would be dispersed from Jerusalem and be led captive among the nations. … This did take place in AD 70. …… Now let’s look at some other specific prophecies, many of which began to be fulfilled in the 20th century. … First, the regathering of the Jews to their ‘promised’ land which began at the beginning of that century. .. In 1900, there were only 40,000 Jews in Palestine. .. By the end of World War 2, that number increased to 800,000. … Today, there are some 6 million who have come from all over the world. This ‘re-gathering’ was prophesied in many Scriptures, including Ezekiel 34-37, Jeremiah 16 as well as the Gospels, which we will now touch on.
On May 14, 1948, Israel became a sovereign nation … the only time in history where there was a nation … then not .. then again! .. In the Gospels of Matthew 24:32-35) & Mark (13:28-29), Christ used the example of the “Fig Tree” (Hosea 9:10 & Joel :7) which represents Israel. … He stated that when the fig tree’s “twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near, right at the door.” … Simply, this is a prophetic picture of Israel regaining her land, and when that happens, He says that not one generation will pass before He returns. .. Hallelujah!
The final one I’ll touch on concerning Israel is the focusing of world politics upon them …….. (Zechariah 12:2-3). … All the nations of the world, including the United States, are coming against Israel over the issue of control of the nation’s capital – the city of Jerusalem. … The Vatican wants the city put under its control … the UN wants it to be internationalized … the EU it to be divided between the Arabs and the Jews … The Arabs want all of it. … There is much more concerning the Jews in End-Time prophecy but for the sake of length, I’ll stop here.
10) “As in the Days of Noah” – Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:37-39 that most people will not have a clue as to His imminent return. As in the Days of Noah … leading up to the flood, people were seen as going their ‘merry way’ … totally oblivious to what was taking place around them, until it was too late. … It is no different today! … Moral decay and decadence prevails in almost every society on earth. … But then again, didn’t prophecy tell us it would be this way?
The Bible says we cannot know the time of the Lord’s return (Matthew 25:13), but Scripture makes it abundantly clear that we can know the season of our Lord’s return. … 1 Thessalonians
5:2-6 says, “You yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. … But you brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night or darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.”
This passage asserts that Jesus is coming like “a thief in the night.” .. But then, it proceeds to make it clear that this will be true only for the pagan world and not for believers. … His return should be NO surprise to those who know Him and His Word, for they have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to give them understanding of the nature of the times.
…. and because we know that He is close … the signs of the times prove it … I urge you to spread the Gospel to all who are not aware … all those who fall into the confines of this pagan world. … Reach out to them & save them from the coming fire! …..
Until next time,
issues threats to South Korea”
hear of wars and rumors of wars … ” (Matthew 24:6) ……
Topaz Lake …
the Andes Mountains”
pose ‘Apocalyptic’ threat, top expert says”
debt hit record $1,696,691,000,000 … up 257% under Obama”
…. This simply can’t, and won’t work indefinitely …
shrink fueling new fears of recession”
debt … all business numbers indicate continuing slow-down ….
world unemployment levels at all-time highs … it can only mean that
Wall Street and Washington DC live in a giant ‘bubble,’ insulated from
all the misery that surrounds them ….
extinction of a species, scientists say” ………. and he’s not
making this up! Losses in the bee population over the past several
years has been staggering … and no one seems to know why. …. What
most DON’T know is that these little creatures pollinate a mass amount
of the human food supply. … It has been stated by reputable sources
that their loss would be catastrophic to the world’s food supply …….
many of the world’s volcanoes”
this … This outlet is strictly based upon credible scientific data
70,000 in Mozambique”
to legalize ‘gay’ unions”
are a few left out there with some good sense in this otherwise fallen
strike in Earth’s southern polar region”
G11.4 running rampant in U.S.”
on Obama’s gun grab”
who has a basic understanding of Obama’s past … Here’s one for you
.. many feel the president may be muslim, and while that may be true,
I’m more inclined to believe that he is a ‘closet communist’ ….. if
you look at what little prior history there is of his earlier life,
his associates were almost all of this persuasion, many of which have
had a major influence on the designs of the methods of which are now
tearing the moral fabric of our country apart. … Also, since his re-election,
he is showing much less inclination in ‘hiding’ this fact … Just think
flowing from Kamchatka’s Plosky Tolbachik volcano”
U.S. facing crippling cyber attack which could devastate an already
suffering economy.” …… One way or the other, it’s coming ….
Muslims should mobilize resources to uproot ‘zionism’ “
Ezekiel war ….
does DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) want to buy 7,000 of them for
bullets they’ve previously purchased …. and WHO are they ‘preparing
for? … Most likely, the militias that will rise up from across this
land when the government tries to take their weapons away from them.
… Not a good scenario …
shakes buildings in eastern Kazakhstan”
Sun eruptions to peak in 2013”
storm, like the one that knocked out radio communications all over the
U.S. in 1958, is coming, and this time the devastation could total as
much as $2 trillion, experts told Fox News. …. Call it the ‘perfect
an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth
closer than many man-made satellites. Since regular sky surveys
began in the 1990’s, astronomers have never seen an object so big come
so close to our planet.”
me of Luke 212:25 which says, “There will be signs in the sun,
moon and stars ….”
end to ‘gay’-member ban”
social pressures of immorality …..
GDP … even after ‘Fiscal Cliff’ deal”
highs? … What’s wrong with this picture?
state could collapse”
‘pause’ in the nation’s march to more extreme radical Islamic rule ….
claims the country is bankrupt”
again, watch this one ….
ever see …
– Netanyahu orders Iron Dome batteries deployed in north – Number of
Israelis seeking gas masks triples”
for possible ‘global shock’ “
here is that some news outlet is finally talking about it! …..
Cruz Islands …
by double eruptions …
about dangers of a Super volcano erupting in Italy – a potential earth-shattering explosion
Georgia & Tennessee – another ‘rare’ occurrence …
against Israel …
pains” spoken of in Matthew 24 concerning pestilences are rapidly
increasing … And the Middle East? .. Wow! … I wouldn’t be
surprised if we don’t possibly see the coming Ezekiel war prophesied
by him (chapters 38 & 39) very, very soon. … Russia (Magog) and
Iran (Persia) seem to be drawing closer & closer by the moment,
and Israel is becoming more isolated by the day, including most all
the nations in the UN as well as America. (See Zechariah 12:3). …
Trust me when I say that America’s feeble attempts in statements claiming
support of the Jewish state are pure rhetoric designed to keep
a certain segment of our society ‘asleep.’ … Simply, this current
administration has no use for the Jewish state, which was proven by
the nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, a man known
to have made anti-semetic statements in the past.
this verbal ‘garbage’ that says things are improving?
shows the entire world is heading for financial disaster … and the
statements that are to the contrary are simply based upon ‘spun’ and
adjusted numbers coming from those you wish to deceive us into thinking
all will be well …. How sad.
…… and once again, thanks for your support of our sight. …. We
are reaching out to more & more all the time with what we hope to
be the message God has shown us to shout. …. Be sure and tell your
friends about Jesus .. and may God bless each & every one of you!