Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars…. see to it that you are not alarmed…. the end is still to come. First, you will only hear about unrest, and wars.
Matthew 24:7. “Nation will rise against nation….” The Greek word used for nation is “ethnos”. It means ethnic group stands up against ethnic group, that is race against race.
- Like birth pains
Matthew 24:7 “….there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” The time leading up to the end is like a woman about to give birth, the contractions ever increasing with frequency and intensity.
- One generation
Matthew 24:33-34 “When you see ALL these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until ALL these things have happened.” Through history we experienced some of these, but the Bible says this is one generation that will see ALL of it happens.
- Famines and Pestilences
Luke adds pestilences to it. “Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences…”
The people are perplex, trying to fix what has gone wrong. Luke 21:25 “On the earth nations will be in anguish and perplexity”
- Tsunamis and Floods
Luke 21:25 “roaring and tossing of the sea.” One has to recall the day we all watched the huge tsunami in Japan, the roaring waters of the sea.
- Fearful and Frantic
People will faint of fear, and franticly try to find out what is going on. Luke 21:26 “People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world.”
- On the whole earth
It happens on the whole earth, on a global scale. Luke 21:35 “For it will come on ALL those who live on the face of the WHOLE earth.”
TIMOTHY AND PETER
- Lovers of themselves
2 Timothy 3:1 “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud…”
- A new generation like no other
2 Timothy 3:1 “….abusive, dosobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” (New Living Translation)
2 Peter 3:4 In the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. “Where is the promise of His coming?”
TRANSPORT, TRANSPARENCY, AND TECHNOLOGY
Daniel foretold a major birth pain. A time when transportation and knowledge would increase like never before. Daniel 12:4 “But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
People will see what secret societies has done in the dark. Luke 8:17 “For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.” (New Living Translation)
The book of Revelation talks about super technology. It will be in your body, and it will link to your finances. Revelation 13:16-17 It forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark.
THE FIG TREE, ISRAEL
The fig tree is the symbol for Israel, to this day. Jesus told us to watch what is going on in Israel, for it is an indicator of the signs of the time. Matthew 24: 32 Now learn this from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
THE SECOND TIME IN ISRAEL
Jews have to be gathered back, a second time, in Israel. Isaiah 11:11 “It shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people…. and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel…. from the four corners of the earth.
Amos 9:9-15 “I will shake the people of Israel among ALL the nations… I will bring my people Israel back from exile. They will rebuild… plant vineyards and drink their wine… make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them.”
FROM ALL COUNTRIES
We read the same in Jeremiah 32:37 and Ezekiel 37:21. God promise to bring the Jews from all countries. Not only from Babylon, as after the captivity. He promise that they will never leave again. This happened in 1948.
Israel, a minuscule size country which existence is at the centre of world controversy. See more End Times, Israel
Their was many attempts in history for internationalization. That is to bring the globe/world under the control of one “head”. Nimrod, the grand son of Noah, was the first to attempt it when they build the Tower of Babel. We read in Genesis 11 that God came down to “scattered them over the face of the whole earth.”
Many others tried and failed in history. The Assyrians, Alexander the Great, Hitler, and many more. The king of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar dreamt of a final, and successful attempt. This final empire, a revived Roman Empire will be a true global government. A beast system ruled by the antichrist, also called the beast.
THE SUCCESSFUL ONE
The world will be in awe of this system, and its leader. Revelation 13:3 “The whole world was filled with wonder and wonder after the beast.”
The world will comply with its rules. Revelation 13:4 “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it.”
The world will be seduced into an amalgamation of religions, in the name of peace. Eventually, the antichrist will demands worship. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 “He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped… proclaiming himself to be God.”
THE GREAT ESCAPE
We live in a time of the spirit of the antichrist. We can see the signs of the end time, and we warn those who doesn’t want to see. Those who doesn’t want to hear.
Christians are often accused of looking for a way out, escapism. Thank God that Jesus came to die that we may have the option to escape. The Bible says believers in Christ will be raptured in order to escape the wrath of God. Luke 21:36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.
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