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The following is Part 3 of this 6-part series …

… The Signs of Society …

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” … 2 Timothy 3:1-4

In this passage of scripture where Paul is writing to Timothy, he certainly hit the nail on the head when describing the godless societal conditions of these last days. .. In fact, these verses clearly sound just like a typical evening newscast today! …. But for the moment, notice the three things it says people will love in the end times … self, money, & pleasure. ….

David Reagan said it well when he described it this way …. “The love of self is Humanism – the belief that Man can accomplish anything on his own. … The love of money is Materialism. When Humanism is your religion, your god will always be money. The love of Pleasure is the third love that is mentioned. This is Hedonism, the lifestyle that is always produced by Humanism and Materialism. … But God cannot be mocked (Galations 6:7). He therefore sees to it that when people choose Humanism, Materialism, and Hedonism, the payoff is always Nihilism – which is a fancy philosophical word for despair.”

When we look around at today’s world, there is absolutely no doubt that it is wallowing in despair. .. Here in America, we live in a society plagued with abortion, homosexuality, domestic violence, child molestation, rampant pornography, blasphemy, drug & alcohol addiction … to name just some of them. … For those of us who know how to ‘look,’ we can see, sense & feel the desperation in people today.

Now let’s look at several scriptures which show what Jesus Himself prophesied concerning the societal conditions of these final days. … Matthew 24:12 says that “Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” … Anyone with half a brain can see that this is true today! .. Lawlessness and violence is now commonplace in the public square. ..   … He (Jesus) also talks about how the persecution of Christians would increase …. “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me.” (Matthew 24:9) …. Needless to say, this is happening right before our eyes! … Here is a fact many are not aware of … more christians are being martyred today than in any other time in history! …

Adding to this, let’s for a moment look at Romans 1:18-19 which says this …. “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.” … To clarify, we are seeing a rapidly increasing amount of attacks on Jesus, His church, and the Bible. … Here in America, we are going to be forced underground much sooner than most ‘Laodicean’ (lukewarm) Christians believe. …. Enjoy your religious freedom while you can because it is not going to last much longer!

OK … There is a lot more scriptural support for this subject, but these we just reviewed make it extremely clear as to how and why society as we know it is falling apart. … Simply, the Bible says that this IS how our societies will be just prior to Jesus’ triumphant return.

Shifting gears for just a moment, there seems to be a lot of talk in religious circles today about a coming ‘revival’ here in America. … In fact, even conservative groups like the Southern Baptists have just recently called some 46,000 churches to “Extraordinary Prayer’ for a great awakening! … Now while all these calls for a ‘Great Awakening’ or ‘Revival’ are uplifting & desired, my personal belief is that other than an occasional ‘hot spot,’ it will not be the case in the big picture. … Why? .. Because the Bible is perfectly clear that things are going to get much worse before it is over. … In fact, Jesus Himself tells us in Revelation 3:10 … “Since you have kept My command to endure patiently, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.”

It’s plain! .. For those of us who endure these coming difficult days and hold on to our faith, He will keep us from the final devastation that will fall upon the whole planet! … He also says in Matthew 24:22 that “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” … One of the things I love the most about our Lord & Savior is that he doesn’t ‘beat around the bush.’ … Again, it’s plain! … All we have to do is read His Word!

Here in America, politics & elections are a ‘way of life,’ and it certainly is not a bad thing to hope that some of those in power have values that are more directly in line with the teachings of the Bible. .. and praying for Revival is also a good thing because many souls can be claimed for the Kingdom before it is too late. .. But the ONLY real hope for America to hold off the increasing onslaught of evil is to INVITE GOD BACK INTO OUR SOCIETY! … That is the ONLY thing that will buy us more time and allow us to reach out and prepare as many as we can before the prophesied ‘end of things’ takes place …….

I will close this segment with one more prophecy from Jesus Christ … “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of The Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the Ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of The Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:37-39) ….

The current conditions of today’s society is sheer proof that we are, in fact, living in the last days, which should give those of us with faith and understanding a reason to rejoice! .. All this craziness .. all these dark days .. are numbered! … The Holy One of God is soon to come and take the reins of leadership, and all this rampant sin and havoc will be forgotten! … Hallelujah!!!

Know that I am praying for strength for each & every one of you in these increasingly difficult times .. and that you will experience absolutely no fear … that your complete confidence in Jesus will only increase as His prophecies come true right before our very eyes! … and if for any moment you feel weak or afraid, memorize this verse … I have, and it works … “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” … Just know that the love of Jesus will surround you in your time of need. ….

Until next time,

Red

The following is Part 2 of this 6-part series ……

— The Signs of Nature —

In Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21, Jesus Himself prophesied about the coming world ‘conditions’ that would dominate the days just prior to His Second Coming. … He said in Luke 21:11, “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” … He then went on to say that these ‘conditions’ would be like ‘Birth Pains’ .. which simply means that as we draw nearer to His return, all these things would continue to multiply in both frequency and intensity. (See Matthew 24:8) …

Before I get started, 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? .. There has always been earthquakes & tornadoes & diseases since the beginning of time!’ …. Now while this is true, they have NEVER been like they are now! .. That is exactly what Jesus implied when He mentioned ‘Birth Pains’ in His prophesies. … The fact is, they are increasing, and will continue to do so until the Trumpet blows. … 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). …… Think there’s scoffers around today?

OK .. Let’s get going … First, let’s look at the definition of ‘Pestilence’ … Webster’s Dictionary says this, 1) a deadly epidemic, plague; 2) anything regarded as harmful. … With that said, I’ve broken this subject down to just a few categories so as to keep it somewhat sane in length. … The first one is …..

*Weather – I’ll go back just five years to give you just a quick glimpse ….

2010 – Reuters said .. “This was the year the Earth struck back — Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides & droughts killed at least a quarter million people, the deadliest year in a generation.” … A FEMA rep said this .. “It just seemed like it was back-to-back and it came in waves. .. The term ‘100-year event’ really lost its meaning this year.”

2011 – The Associated Press said .. “Disasters in US: An extreme and exhausting year. .. Nature is pummeling the US this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought .. deadly tornadoes leveling towns .. massive rivers overflowing .. a billion-dollar blizzard .. If falling from the sky isn’t enough, the ground shook in places that normally seem stable – Colorado & the entire East Coast.”

2012 – The Associated Press said .. “Something is frighteningly wrong with the weather – Hottest year on record in US .. Record snowfall and rain .. Hurricane Sandy, largest known in history .. Super Typhoon Bofa killed 2000 and left nearly a million homeless .. and on & on … ”

2013 – World Net Daily said .. “Another Apocalyptic Weather Year – largest & most damaging tornado outbreak in US history .. Central Europe flooding hits all-time record .. Record monsoon flooding – 23 inches of rain in one day – villages washed away .. Worst US fire season in history .. and on & on … ”

2014 – Various news sites … Record temperature extremes in both high & low ranges .. Early-year Polar Vortex that totally froze two-thirds of the nation .. late-year Super Typhoon Nuri struck Japan creating the largest Vortex on record, bringing with it record cold temps in many regions of the world …

*Earthquakes & Volcanoes – A known fact .. Earthquakes of a magnitude 6 or more have quadrupled in the last two decades. .. What was normal before that was maybe one or two 6+ quakes in a month .. Now we get at least that amount almost every single week! … Here’s just a few examples of some ‘big ones’ …

-2004 – 9.1 off Indonesian coast created a Tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries …
-2005 – 7.6 killed 80,000 in NW Pakistan & Kashmir …
-2008 – 7.9 in China killed 87,000 …
-2010 – 7.0 hit Haiti’s capital and surrounding cities, killing 314,000 people …
-2011 – 9.0 off NE Japan’s coast killed 19,000 & created a Tsunami that triggered the Fukushima radiation disaster …

As for Volcanoes, statistics prove that they have increased 5-fold in just the past decade, with two super-volcanoes showing signs of life – Yellowstone & Bardarbunga (Iceland). … Just this year, scientists are saying that volcanoes are showing no signs of letting up, with five erupting just this month in Indonesia which has resulted in the closure of several airports. … A common scientific fact is this … the Pacific Rim is rapidly increasing in volatility which will result in increasing earthquakes & volcanoes!

*Drought – Brad MacDonald said this .. “Historic, unrelenting drought is slowly, painfully, tightening its grip on the US. .. Many people are feeling the effects – but too few realize how desperate the situation really is. But have you contemplated what this epic event means, not just for America, but for the world? To people in wealthier nations, drought simply means hot weather, parched lawns and plants, and perhaps a higher-than-normal electric bill. A lack of rain is an annoyance. It’s like an itch .. uncomfortable and irritating, but easily mitigated. … Few consider drought to be catastrophic, even fatal. But severe, prolonged drought, the kind that seems to be confronting America, IS catastrophic – as catastrophic as financial and political meltdown, or mass social unrest and violence, or even large-scale war that kills tens of thousands. In fact, under the right conditions, a lack of rain can actually cause all these things.”

We know for a fact that many places in the world are seeing increasingly devastating drought conditions right now … South America .. India .. areas of China .. and right here at home, in California. .. That whole state is now considered to be in an ‘extreme’ drought condition! … Most don’t realize this, but California is the world’s 7th-largest economy and produces much of the world’s food supply. … Its drought alone will affect millions of people! …

*Famine – A Spanish proverb says this …. “Civilization and anarchy are only seven meals apart.”
…… The following is a vision from an anonymous source …

“I’m standing on a vast plain, looking to the horizon. It begins to blur; a plume of dust rises up. Billowing with particles of dry, earthen debris, a dust cloud sweeps across the land in great rolling waves. It is coming toward me. I begin to see something inside it; a vague figure. Flecks of dust land on my eyelashes. Suddenly, the figure explodes out of the cloud – a black horse carrying a skeletal rider holding a pair of scales. I turn to flee, but I’m overrun. The cloud covers me in dry, choking blackness. I see, and feel, only a dark tempest.

“The cloud gradually becomes lighter, and I can see light from the sun again. I can gradually discern the landscape around me. But what I see is terrifying! The trees are stripped bare of their leaves. There is no grass. The water in the streams and watering holes are sand, fringed with the dry bones of animals. The lushness of the farmland has been completely denuded. There are people here – but only a few. But there is commotion among them. They are fighting over what seems to be a small loaf of bread. I begin to feel hungry.” ……

Revelation 6:5-6 says this … “And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, ‘Come and see.’ And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, ‘A measure of wheat for a penny, and see that thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” …..

…… Poor harvests, breakdowns in food production and distribution, dwindling supplies, economic collapse that shuts down commerce and the free-flow of necessary commodities — all these conditions, and the woes that follow, are prophesied to besiege our world! — Bible Prophecy says so!!

*Disease – Headlines like this seem the norm nowadays … “Antibiotic Resistance Threatens Global Plague” …… (Because of the sheer length of this piece, I’ll be brief here) …. In just the recent past few months, we have seen the H1N1 virus sweep the country last fall & winter … a ‘nightmare’ bacteria strike Illinois last February … H7N9 hit China & other regions … MERS … Enterovirus … antibiotic-resistant MRSA ‘super-bug’ hit US hospitals … and of course, the Ebola issue that seems not to go away and is now re-appearing in Liberia & other countries …. At any given time, any one of these biological threats could evolve quickly into a worldwide pandemic. …..

*Signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars (Luke 21:25) – In August of 2011, NOAA predicted severe ‘solar storm’ possibilities for the coming decade. … Since that time, we have seen many X-class flares being emitted from the sun’s surface. … Fortunately, none have hit us, so far anyway. … 2012 saw the closest ‘near miss’ … scientists say that if that flare would have been a direct hit, it would have shut down most all communication and power grids on the Earth, which basically is saying that it would be ‘over’ for civilization as we know it! …

Also, to add to this mix, we are now in the midst of a ‘Blood Moon’ cycle. … This, of course, relates directly to the sun, moon & earth cycles, or eclipses in a certain sequence, which from looking at past history as it relates to Israel and Jewish holidays, has had sever consequences. … At the same time, we are also in a 7-year ‘Shemitah’ cycle which also relates to certain Jewish holidays. … The ‘Shemitah’ cycle has, according to the research of Jonathon Cahn, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi, has caused severe economic consequences in the past for the US & beyond. … (The current ‘Shemitah’ cycle ends on September 13th of this year – the last ‘Blood Moon’ takes place on September 28th) …..

So what does it all have to do with the sun, moon & stars? … Simply, it is all part of the ‘cycle of time,’ which relates directly to the patterns of the cosmos. … As for the economic impact, it is my belief as a ‘watchman’ of God’s prophetic Word that it will be the catalyst for the coming global collapse of society as we know it and the rise of the world government, which will be led by non other than the Anti-christ.
…. With all that we are witnessing in this crazy world today, this reality is not far off!

OK … I know I’ve gone on too long already … and you can’t even begin to imagine what I’ve eliminated just to keep it all at this length! … Thanks so much in advance for your patience ……

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 upon looking across the terrain littered with the 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 getting 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 of you to ‘tune your ears in and listen!’ … You, too, will hear the hoofbeats! … IT IS TIME! …… Hallelujah!

Until next time,

Red

The following is Part 1 of this 6-part series …..

— ISRAEL —

Ever wonder why such a small spot on the Earth constantly dominates center stage in today’s world? … No other nation occupies the planet’s attention like tiny Israel. … Why? … Because God, through His prophets, told us that His chosen people would, and will always be, in the center of all biblical prophesies concerning the end times. … The following is a brief overview ……

Looking back about 100 years, there was not on single, measurable sign that indicated we were living in the final days leading up to the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. .. But then, in 1917, we saw the Balfour Declaration which was issued by the British Government. .. The Turkish territories, called the Ottoman Empire, contained the ancient homeland of the Jewish people – an area the Romans had named Palestine after the last Jewish revolt in AD 132-135. … In 1917, Palestine included all of modern Israel and Jordan. .. In the plan the Allies put together for dividing up the German and Turkish territories after their defeat, Britain was allotted Palestine, and this was what prompted the Balfour Declaration. .. In that document, Lord Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary, declared that it was the intention of the British Government to establish in Palestine a national home for the Jewish people.

Now, the leading Evangelical in England at the time was F.B. Meyer. .. He immediately recognized the prophetic significance of the Declaration, for he was well aware that the scriptures prophecy that the Jewish people will be regathered to their homeland right before the return of the Messiah. (see Isaiah 11:11-12). …

Simply, there is NO DOUBT that these events in 1917 marked the beginning of the end-time countdown because they led to the worldwide regathering of the Jewish people to their homeland and the re-establishment of their state.

Moving forward, Let’s once again remember that any and all signs that relate to Israel are the most important of all because the Jews are God’s ‘prophetic time clock.’ … What is meant by this is that scriptures often tie a prophesied future event with something that will happen with the Jews, and when the prophesied event concerning them occurs, we can be sure that the other prophesied events will also occur.

An example can be found in Luke 21:24 where Jesus prophesied that the Jews would be dispersed from Jerusalem and be led captive among the nations. .. But then He added that one day they would return to re-occupy Jerusalem, and when that happens, the end events will occur that will lead to His return. ..

(Note: … Other possible examples to pay attention to are events that involve Jewish holidays – events such as ‘The Shemitah’ & ‘The Blood Moons’) ……

There are many prophesies concerning the Jews in the end times, many of which began to be fulfilled in the last century. … Let’s now focus on just four of them ……

1) The Worldwide re-gathering of the Jewish people (Isaiah 11-12 – which we’ve already touched upon briefly – Jeremiah 30:10 & 31:8-12, Ezekiel 36:24 & 35-38) …… At about the time of the Balfour Declaration, there were only about 40,000 Jews in Palestine. .. By the end of World War Two, that number had risen to 800,000. .. Today, there are some six million who have come from all over the world. .. The prophet Jeremiah says twice that when history is completed, the Jewish people will look back and conclude that their worldwide regathering was a greater miracle than their deliverance from Egyptian captivity (Jeremiah 16:14-15 & 23:7-8). … We are truly living in momentous times!

2) The consequence of their regathering which resulted in the establishment of their state, which occurred

on May 14th, 1948 (Isaiah 66:7-8). …

3)The re-occuption of Jerusalem, which took place on June 7th, 1973 during the miraculous Six-Day War

(Zechariah 8:4-8) ...

4) This 4th key prophecy is one whose fulfillment we are witnessing today – the re-focusing of world politics upon the Nation of Israel (Zechariah 12:2-3) … All the nations of the world, which now includes the United States, are coming against Israel over the issue of the nation’s capital – the City of Jerusalem. … The Vatican wants the city put under its control, the United Nations wants it to be internationalized, the European Union is demanding it be divided between the Arabs and the Jews, and the Arabs want it all!

The bottom line is this … Today, most every nation on this planet hates the Jews! … The United Nations Human Relations Commission says they are the worst violators of human rights of all, while disregarding the likes of The Sudan, Iran, North Korea .. to name just a few. … As the prophet Jeremiah stated some 2600+ years ago, in the last days they will be hated, isolated, and surrounded by all who’s sole desire is to destroy them!

Here’s a brief list of some other scriptures as they relate to Israel in these times …

   *Romans 9:27 – The revival of Messianic Judaism …

   *Ezekiel 36:34-35 – Reclamation of the Land of Israel …

   *Zechariah 12:6 – Resurgence of the Israeli military …

   *Ezekiel 38 & 39 – The coming Russian/ Iranian coalition threat to Israel …

   *Psalm 83 & Ezekiel 35 & 36 – Arab threat to Israel …

That’s enough for now. …. From just this very brief glance at this tiny, isolated nation, you can see God’s prophetic plan unfolding before our very eyes! …. And it’s just part of what I will be sharing in the coming days & weeks. … Next in Part 2, we will take a glimpse of The Signs of Nature. … This is the one the ‘Scoffers’ love to attack the most. … I pray they will at least take a look at what is actually taking place. .. I truly believe it will change their minds! …..

Until next time,

Red

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