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Vizion
04-02-2009, 06:05 PM
Thought this was interesting, long, but interesting...

http://www.eternal-productions.org/101prophecy.html


1.
False Bible teachers would bring in heresies, have many followers, and cause others to reject God's Word (2 Peter 2:1-2). It is very common today to find people who reject the Bible out of hand because they have heard it misrepresented by a false teacher.

See:
-Can A Prophet Prophesy At Will?
-Benny Hinn exposed
-The Signs & Wonders Movement DVD
-The Danger of False Prophets (lamb and lion ministries)
-Nostradamus
-Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet
-William Miller: The sincerely deceived prophet
-Joseph Smith: The Ego-maniacal prophet
-The Jehovah's Witnesses: False prophecy gone to seed

2.
These false prophets would be money hungry, smooth talkers (2 Peter 2:3). A growing number of TV evangelists epitomize this. They twist the Scriptures, using misleading words, to make merchandise of you.

See:
-That Little Grocery Money
-The Gospel of GREED
-The Hustler’s of God TV
-Creflo Dollar$$$

3.
The Christian gospel would be preached as a witness to all nations (Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10; Revelation 14:6). Today, portions or all of the Bible have been translated into over 2,300 languages and dialects covering over 90% of the world's population.



See:
-United Bible Societies (biblesociety.org)
-Wycliff Bible Translators
-God's Story

4.
Global communications foreseen (Revelation 11:9-10; 17:8). The Bible prophesies that the entire world will see certain events unfold. The invention of the television and the deployment of global satellite networks during the 20th century allow news to travel the world at the speed of light for the first time ever. Remember that in the apostle John's day, news traveled at the speed of horseback.

See:
-Communications Satellites: Making the Global Village Possible
-International GPS Service (igscb.jpl.nasa.gov)

5.
Mankind would be capable of destroying all life (Matthew 24:21-22). Consider that when Jesus made this prophecy the armaments of His day were swords and spears. But today, with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, it is possible to wipe out all flesh on planet earth.

See:
-Nuclear Weapons in the End Times: Does The Bible Predict A Nuclear Holocaust?
-Nuclear Weapons: Global Issues (arms control)
-Iran Could Produce Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days (bloomberg)
-World Condemns Iran for Enriching Uranium (times uk)
-Rice Defends US-India Nuclear Deal (aljazeera)
-Nuclear Warhead Stockpiles (atomicarchive.com)

6.
The use of nuclear weapons anticipated (Zechariah 14:12). The neutron bomb melts (dissolves) its victims just as God warned 2500 years ago. Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths. This was unimaginable in Zechariah's day.

See:
-Nuclear Proliferation: The Big Picture (koinonia house)
-What is a Neutron Bomb? (manuels web)

7.
There would be a global cry for peace (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Never has there been such a concerted, global effort to bring about peace at any cost as there is today.

See:
-Possible Plan for Peace (understand the times)
-Ecumenical Movement (understand the times)
-Queen of Peace (understand the times)
-Global Country of World Peace
-Global PeaceWorks
-Center for Global Peace
-Global Peace Foundation

8.
The Antichrist would use (false) peace to destroy many (Daniel 8:23-25). With all the problems facing mankind, multitudes are looking for a savior to usher in peace and prosperity without moral accountability. The Antichrist will promise the world and Israel such a peace if they follow him but his intentions will be sinister.

See:
-The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist

9.
In the last days Israel would have a peace treaty in place that the Antichrist will confirm and eventually break (Daniel 9:27). Currently the world's governments are striving for an Israeli peace treaty.

See:
-Rice hopes to energize peace plan (jerusalem post)
-EU back peace plan (y net news)
-Assad: I want peace with Israel (haaretz.com)
-Rice urges ‘urgent and enduring’ Mideast peace (msnbc)
-Pope Benedict meets with Israeli president, renews call for peaceful coexistence with Palestinians -The Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
-The Oslo Accords (the peace encyclopedia)
-The Peace Process is Dead, Long Live the Peace Process (mideastweb.org)
-Jordan Seen as Key to Solving the P.A. Problem: 3 Plans (arutz 7)
-Camp David: Bush, Jordanian King Continue Work on Mideast Peace (fox news)
-A Guide to the Mideast 'Road Map' (washington post)

10.
Damascus would be destroyed (Isaiah 17:1, 14; Jeremiah 49:23-27; Amos 1:3-5; Zechariah 9:1-8). Damascus, Syria is increasingly in the news and is extremely anti-Semitic. Many terrorist organizations have their bases in Damascus. God declares that they will become a ruinous heap because they have violently taken what was not theirs.

See:
-The Land of Israel: To whom does it belong?
-Olmert Warns Of Looming War With Syria
-Let’s get serious about Syria
-As Syria prepares for war (jewish world review)
-Olmert: Prepare for war with Syria (the jerusalem post)

11.
Chaotic weather would be prevalent (Luke 21:25-26). Jesus foresaw the seas and the waves roaring in the last days. He also likened these signs to birth pangs (Matthew 24:8). The Greek word odin, often translated as sorrows in Matthew 24:8, literally means birth pangs. Furthermore, the apostle Paul reminded us that the creation itself will be delivered from the curse at the end of the age (Romans 8:21). And that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs (Romans 8:22). As delivery draws near, birth pangs always increase in both intensity and frequency. Therefore, the creation itself would travail as the time of delivery draws near. Of course chaotic weather is not new, but there are indications that we are witnessing an increase in strange weather.

See:
-Hurricane Katrina: The Prophetic Significance
-Earth Watch (disaster relief)
-Federal Emergency Management Agency (fema)
-Climate change (abc news)
-Residents Flee as Cyclone Heads for Australian Coast (afp)
-Asian Tsunami Survivors Look Back at 6 Months of Suffering (voa news)
-The Planet Goes Haywire (guardian)
-Australia - Worst Drought On Record (abc net)
-Nowhere Safe As Weather Goes Haywire (the scotsman)
-Floods Leave One Million Homeless In India's Northeast (terra daily)
-Hurricanes Predicted to Double (cnn)

12.
There would be a move toward a global government (Daniel 2:40-44; 7:23; Revelation 13:7-8). The former Roman Empire which encompassed present-day Europe would revive and eventually dominate the world. The European Union has steadily moved forward in its attempt to unite Europe politically and economically. It has succeeded in creating a European parliament, a court, and a common currency.

See:
-Europe in Bible Prophecy
-One World Government (understand the times)
-The Rise of the European Superstate (koinonia house)
-Euro Information (euro.gov.uk)
-Euro Hits Record vs Yen (reuters)
-Europe Wants to Rival US as Military Superpower (crosswalk)
-Javier Solana to Head EU Defense Agency (xinhuanet)
-Tens of Thousands of Activists Converge to Forge New Vision of Europe (terradaily)
-EU Viewed by China as World Power to Rival US (telegraph)
-Europe Tests Its Military Wings (guardian)
-War Crimes Court On Trial As EU, US Square Up (dailytimes)
-'Old Europe' presses ahead with plans for an EU army (telegraph)
-EU Peacekeeping Force Ready (the age)

13.
Literal Babylon (formerly called Babel, Genesis 10:10) would reemerge in the land of Shinar known today as Iraq (Zechariah 5:11; Isaiah 13). Saddam Hussein spent over 20 years rebuilding the city of Babylon. Today, with Saddam's regime overthrown, the international community is discussing how to rebuild Iraq.

See:
-Photo Tour of Babylon
-Chaldean Bishop: Iraq Needs Help From Outside To Be "Reborn" (national review)
-Council Ousts Babylon Governor (washington times)
-New Patriarch of Babylonia of the Chaldeans, Iraq, Elected (ewtn)
-Plan for Rebuilding Iraq Given Unanimous OK (world net daily)
-UK Pledges 300m for Rebuilding Iraq (bbc)
-New Iraqi Currency (ndtv)
-University of Babylon Re-opens (bb)

14.
The fact that God once flooded the earth (the Noahic Flood) would be denied (2 Peter 3:5-6). There is a mass of fossil evidence to prove this fact, yet it is flatly ignored by most of the scientific world because it was judgment from God on man's wickedness.

See:
-Noah’s Ark (answersingenesis.org)
-Fossils - evidence for Noah's Flood? (answersingenesis.org)
-Australian coal – memorial to the Flood! (answersingenesis.org)
-Fossils--many are out of sequence? (answersingenesis.org)
-Birth and fossils-they defy millions of years! (answersingenesis.org)
-The gospel - according to the fossils? (answersingenesis.org)
-Rocks, Fossils, and the Flood (answersingenesis.org)
-Was the Flood Global? (www.christiananswers.net)
-The Genesis Flood – Dr. Whitcomb (www.olivetreeviews.org)
-The Source of the Water (answersingenesis.org)
-Dinosaurs and Fossils (answersingenesis.org)
-Noah's Flood Questions and Answers (answersingenesis.org)
-Noah's Ark (sunstar)

15.
Increased interest in vegetarianism anticipated (1 Timothy 4:3-4). The New Age Movement has swept the globe during the past 40 years popularizing this.

See:
-Row Over Peta's 'Crucifix' Protest (news24)
-PETA Uses Reagan in Push for Veggie Diet (cns news)
-Peta's Pig Billboard: 'He Died For Your Sins' (world net daily)
-Slaughterville vs. "Veggieville" (wis-tv, columbia)
-PETA's Ad a No-No with CBS (cnn money)
-Vegetarian Virgin Mary Ad Riles Church (cnn)
-For Vegetarians, There's No 'Me' in Meat (journal gazette)

16.
Many wars would erupt (Mark 13:7-8). According to Project Ploughshares, there are over 50 major armed conflicts in the world today.

See:
-Wars and Rumors of Wars (understand the times)
-Wars and Rumors of Wars (olive tree ministries)

17.
Ethnic conflicts would be prevalent (Mark 13:7-8; Luke 21:10). Jesus used the Greek word ethnos to describe the last days battles. Today, as never in history, we have ethnic group rising against ethnic group.

18.
The earth would be filled with violence (Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:11-13). In the United States alone, violent crime has increased nearly 500% since 1960. Fifty years ago abortion (the violent murder of an unborn child) was illegal in most countries. Today abortion is legal in most countries and 50 million children are aborted each year.

See:
-United States Crime Rates 1960 - 2000 (disaster center)
-Preliminary Uniform Crime Report, 2002 (fbi)
-Painkillers for Aborted Babies? (wnd)
-Lawmakers Vote to 'Celebrate' Abortion (world net daily)
-'Pro-Choicers' Clap After Partial-Birth Abortion (world net daily)

19.
Jesus foretold that there would be fearful sights (Luke 21:11). The Greek word translated fearful is phobetron, which can also be translated terror. According to the U.S. State Department, between 1981 and 2004, there were 10,605 international terrorist attacks.

See:
-Worldwide Terror Attacks Up By 25 Percent in 2006
-U.S. Figures Show Sharp Global Rise In Terrorism (washington post)
-FBI, ATF Point to Threat of Domestic Terrorism (cnn)
-Terror Message: Civilian Deaths Justified (cnn)
-Bin Laden 'is Alive' (news 24)
-Al Qaeda Vows Back-Breaking Strike (indian express)
-Cities Ramp Up Security On Terror Alert Rise (cnn)
-Report: Hamas Planned Attacks in U.S. (world net daily)
-Istanbul Blasts At Least 27 Killed - 450 Injured (cnn)
-'Dirty-Bomb' Plot Underway in U.S. (world net daily)
-Al-Qaida Training Manual Shows Seaports Top Target (world net daily)
-New al-Qaida Threat: 15-Ship Mystery Navy (world net daily)
-Al-Qaida Tape Warns of 'Crusade' (world net daily)
-Saudis Seize 'Terror' Missiles (bbc)
-Officials: Suicide Airliner Hijackings Possible (cnn)

20.
Multitudes would travel to and fro (Daniel 12:4). Prior to the Industrial Revolution, few individuals traveled beyond their community. Until recently, horse, foot, and boat were the only modes of transportation. Yet today we travel by car, bus, plane, train, subway, etc. Millions and millions are running to and fro just as Daniel prophesied 2500 years ago!

See:
-The Acceleration of Life: Is it a Signal that Jesus is Returning Soon?
-Travel Statistics and Trends (tia)

21.
Knowledge would increase (Daniel 12:4). Today we are witnessing an explosion of available knowledge. With the advent of the internet, it is estimated that our cumulative knowledge is doubling every five years. This exponential increase is beyond what any one could have imagined!

See:
-World Internet Usage
-Internet Growth Charts

22.
Deadly diseases (which the Bible calls pestilences) would be common (Matthew 24:7). Emerging diseases such as AIDS, ebola, Hanta virus, Dengue, West Nile, SARS, bird flu, etc., underscore this fact. Ironically, just a few decades ago, some scientists were forecasting that advances in medicine might soon eradicate deadly diseases.

See:
-CDC: Emerging Infectious Diseases
-WHO: Emerging Diseases
-List of NIAID Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases
-Medical Experts Fear Looming Pestilence
-LA Woman Hospitalized With Bubonic Plague (ap)
-Mumps Outbreak (cnn)
-Global Pestilence (koinonia house)

23.
The final generation would be open to receiving a mark on their right hand or on their forehead (Revelation 13:16). Consider how the up and coming generation is tattooed, pierced and marked with all kinds of insignia.

See:
-Cult Marks Body With Tattoos
-RFID Gets Under Their Skin (VeriChip)
-Will RFID be the “Mark of the Beast? (prophecy in the news)
-VeriMed selected by 487 hospitals and 1410 Physicians (www.verimedinfo.com)
-VeriChip for Alzheimer’s Patients (VeriChip)
-VeriChip Sells First Baby Protection System, in Talks with Military (eweek.com)
-Insurers Study Implanting RFID Chips in Patients (eweek.com)
-Injectable chipless RFID Ink (www.ministryoftech.com)
-Injectable chipless RFID Ink “tattoo”
-Video on Largest RFID Conference
-Spychips Everywhere

24.
A global economic system would exist (Revelation 13:16-17). This was unthinkable in the apostle John's day. Yet today, globalists in every level of government are seeking to unite the world. Connecting the world monetarily is crucial to their goal.

See:
-Technology for a Global Monetary System (understand the times)

25.
A man would control all banking and commerce (Revelation 13:17-18). Remember, this prophecy was penned 2,000 years before our computer-driven society. Yet, until recently, you couldn't have even dreamed how a person could control all commerce.

26.
Famines would be common (Luke 21:11; Revelation 6:5-8). According to the United Nations, an estimated 852 million people went hungry in 2004.

See:
-Famines (prophecy central)
-Zimbabwe: Govt Admits Food Aid Required (irinnews)
-UN Appeals for Cash to Halt Famine in Sudan (dawn)
-Food Crisis Hits Mozambique as Drought Continues (reuters)
-World Hunger Situation Worsening (cnn)
-Egypt Fears Bread Shortage (menl)

27.
Great signs from heaven prophesied (Luke 21:11). Unexplained phenomena in the earth and sky appear to be increasing.

See:
-Fearful Events (prophecy central)
-Huge Ice Chunks Fall from Sky, Mystify Scientists (world net daily)
-'Hole in Sky' Amazes Scientists (bbc)
-Hundreds See Fireballs Fall From Sky in Spain (reuters)
-The Sky Isn't Falling, But Pieces Sure Are (space.com)
-Soothsayers See Doom, Gloom in Closeness of Mars (planet ark)

28.
The sun would scorch the inhabitants of the earth (Revelation 16:8-9). Though this prophecy is clearly a divine judgment on unrepentant mankind, it is interesting that a compromise in the earth's atmosphere due to nuclear war or other ecological disaster could facilitate this judgment.

See:
-Here comes the Sun... again
-Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle

29.
The nation Israel would be born in one day (Isaiah 66:8). On May 14, 1948 Israel became a nation.

See:
-The Jews in Prophecy
-Modern Israel Is Born – 1948
-Israel: 1948 Footage
-A Maturing Miracle – Israel Celebrates 59 Years
-“Israel: A Nation Is Born” DVD resource
-Declaration of Independence (brijnet)

30.
The Jews would begin to regather in Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12; Ezekiel 37:21-22; 38:8). Over five million Jews have returned to Israel in recent times! This is unprecedented in human history. Never has a people group been dispersed for hundreds of years to every corner of the globe, and then regathered back to their homeland. Yet, God said it and He has done it before our very eyes!

See:
-The Jew – Proof of God’s Existence & Satan’s Existence
-View the Israel section on the Countdown video here (eternal productions)

31.
The returning Jews would come from the north, south, east, and west (Isaiah 43:5-6; Jeremiah 31:7-10). Amazingly, nearly a million Jews have emigrated from Russia in the north. Over 90,000 Ethiopian Jews have emigrated from the south (Zephaniah 3:10). Since 1948, Jews have emigrated from Europe, Asia, the Americas, everywhere!

See:
-Statistics Bureau: Israeli Jews Outnumber Jews in the U.S. (ha'aretz)
-Americans Defy Terror, Emigrate to Israel (world net daily)

32.
During the diaspora (the dispersion of the Jews to the four corners of the globe), Israel would become a wasteland (Deuteronomy 29:23-28; Ezekiel 36:8-11; Ezekiel 36:33-36). During the past 1900 years Israel became a nearly uninhabited, desolate wasteland.

See:
-International scientists learn how Israel combats desertification with forestry

33.
Israel, once a desolate desert, would blossom in the last days and export produce to the world (Isaiah 27:6; 35:1-2; Ezekiel 36:34-36). Israel's increased rainfall and world-renowned irrigation technology have caused the land to blossom. Incredibly, as foretold, they currently export over 800 million dollars worth of fresh produce each year including over 200 million in flowers and ornamental plants!

-Watch Israel Blossoms chapter on Countdown To Eternity video
-Israeli Agro-Technology
-Ashkelon Desalination Plant

34.
Israel would prosper economically (Ezekiel 38:12-13). Amazingly, this recently regathered, tiny nation exported over 30 billion dollars worth of goods in 2004. In contrast, their neighbor Jordan exported less than 3 billion in 2004. This was inconceivable just a few decades ago!

See:
-Cool facts about Israel! (jerusalem online)
-Agriculture and the Israeli Economy
-After 2,000 Years, a Seed From Ancient Judea Sprouts (ny times)
-Israel's Exports Underpin Economic Growth (israel ministry of foreign affairs)
-The World Factbook 2002 - Israel (cia)

35.
Israel would once again plant vineyards on the mountains of Israel (Joel 3:18; Amos 9:13-15). Today, sweet wine flows from the Golan Heights and many other vineyards on the mountains of Israel.

See:
-Israeli Wine & Wineries - Gems in Israel

36.
The last days Jews would plant forests of trees. The Bible even specifies the variety of trees, cedar, acacia, myrtle, oil, cypress, pine, and box (Isaiah 41:18-20). This has happened in our day after Israel lay waste for nearly two millennia.

-Since 1900, more than one billion trees have been planted in Israel! (www.goisrael.com)
-Trees for the Holy Land (www.treesfortheholyland.com)

37.
The Hebrew language would be restored (Zephaniah 3:9). At the end of the 19th century the Zionist movement brought about the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language. In 1948, Hebrew became an official tongue of the state of Israel. Remarkable!

See:
-A Brief History of the Hebrew Language

38.
Jerusalem would be rebuilt on its own ruins (Jeremiah 30:18; Zechariah 12:6) Since 1948, Jerusalem has been rebuilt on the old ruins exactly as foretold.

See:
-The Divine Zionist Roadmap (arutz 7)

39.
Jerusalem would be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled (Luke 21:24). Since 70 A.D., Jerusalem was trampled by Gentiles until the Jews regained control of the city during the 1967 Six-Day War.

See:
-The Holiest Ground In The World

40.
Anti-Semitism worldwide anticipated (Deuteronomy 28:37; Jeremiah 29:18; 44:8). History confirms that the Jews have been persecuted as no other people group. Hitler tried to exterminate them, and the Antichrist will attempt the same during the Tribulation. Today, anti-Semitism is a global epidemic. For example, of over 700 General Assembly resolutions passed since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945, nearly 450 condemn Israel. None have been passed against any Arab country nor any Arab terrorist organizations! In other words, out of 190 nations in the UN, over 60% of all General Assembly resolutions rebuke just one member, Israel!

See:
-Video on Anti-Semitism (youtube)
-Global resurgence of anti-Semitism alarms UN (www.smh.com)
-Anti-Semitic incidents soar worldwide: (israelinsider)
-Life for German Jews echoes 1930s: (the scotsman)
-UK Anti-Semitism at all-time high (grant thornton)
-Anti-Semitism around the world (www.answers.com)
-The Cancer of Anti-Semitism in Europe (www.aish.com)
-The Spiritual Roots of Anti-Semitism: (www.aish.com)
-“Lest We Forget” DVD resource

41.
All surrounding nations would be united against Israel (Psalm 83:4-8; Zechariah 12:2). This hasnever happened in history. Yet today, Israel is surrounded by Muslim nations sworn to her destruction. Muhammad said: The Hour (last day) will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say 'O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.'" (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 4, b. 52, Hadith # 177).

See:
-Bible Prophecies Reveal a Clear View of Israel's Enemies
-Israel, Islam & Armageddon – part 1 (youtube)
-Islam (understand the times)
-Iran President: Israel Will Be Annihilated (fox news)

42.
Jerusalem would be a cup of trembling to all surrounding peoples (Zechariah 12:2). Jerusalem is a small city, with no natural resources, no port, insignificant manufacturing and industrial capability, yet its very existence causes the surrounding nations to shudder. For example, UN Resolution 476 reiterates that Israel's claims to Jerusalem are null and void. As a result, most countries transferred their embassies to Tel Aviv, rather than Jerusalem Israel's capital.

See:
-Jerusalem “a cup of trembling” (youtube)

43.
Jerusalem would be a burdensome stone to all nations (Zechariah 12:3). Almost daily the world news reports on the conflict over Jerusalem. The United Nations, the Vatican, and many world leaders want to make it an international city. However, God says that the city is His and He has given it to the Jews forever (Genesis 15:18; Leviticus 25:23; 2 Chronicles 6:6). All who burden themselves with it will be cut in pieces.

See:
-Prognosis for Jerusalem (koinonia house)
-The Abomination of Desolation (the omega letter)
-Israelis Back Disengagement, Review Jerusalem Situation (angus reid)
-Encircling of Jerusalem Complicates Prospects for Peace (washington post)
-Israeli Colonel Tries to Keep Jerusalem's Temple Mount from Exploding (time)
-Structural Collapse On Temple Mount! (world net daily)
-Muslim Writer: Jerusalem Not Sacred (world net daily)
-Jerusalem Touted As World's Capital (world net daily)
-Temple Mount Reopens to Non-Muslim Visitors (world net daily)

44.
Israel would be invincible (Zechariah 12:6-9). Since 1948, tiny Israel has been attacked in three major wars and six lesser wars, yet despite being vastly outnumbered, they have defeated all attacking foes. Even during the final battle, when it looks like Israel will be destroyed, the Lord shall deliver her. (Jeremiah 30:3-7; Zechariah 14; Mark 13:14-20). An invincible Israel makes no sense unless you believe God's Word.

45.
Israel would be partitioned by all nations (Joel 3:2; Daniel 11:39). This is another unimaginable prophecy! In 1947, United Nations Resolution 181 planned the partitioning of Israel. Currently, the West Bank, the Golan Heights, and Gaza, have been divided up into Jewish and Palestinian settlements.

See:
-Israel Accepts U.S. Demand Of PA State In 2004 (menl)
-Kofi Annan Calls For International 'Buffer' Force for Israel (ha'aretz)
-Bush: The Holy Land Must Be Divided (israeli insider)
-U.S. Wants Timetable For Outpost Evacuation (menl)

46.
The Eastern Gate would remain closed until the Messiah returns. At Christ's Second Coming, He will enter Jerusalem through the now sealed Eastern Gate (Ezekiel 44:1-3). Today, as prophesied, the Eastern Gate remains sealed.

See:
-The Eastern Gate in Prophecy (focusonjerusalem.com)
-The Gates of Jerusalem

47.
The nation of Israel, which had been divided into two kingdoms since the time of Solomon (950 B.C.) Israel in the north and Judah in the south would be one united nation in the last days (Ezekiel 37:15-22). And so it is, Israel is one nation.

48.
The returning Jews would have no king until Jesus returns (Hosea 3:4-5). As foretold, Israel has been without a king for over 2500 years. Amazingly, not only is Israel no longer a theocracy, but today the Jewish state is governed by a democracy comprised of some 30 political parties.

See:
-The Knesset (jewish virtual library)

49.
Rebuilt temple in Israel anticipated (Daniel 9:27; 12:11; Mark 13:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 11:1-2). The prophet Daniel, Jesus, Paul, and John all refer to the temple in the last days. Therefore we know it must be rebuilt. Preparations by the Temple Institute are nearly complete!

See:
-The Temple Institute
-Temple Mount Faithful (tmf)
-Government of Israel Reopens the Temple Mount to Non-Moslems (tmf)
-“The Tabernacle of David” – Rebuilding The Holy Temple
-The Rebirth of the Sanhedrin

50.
The temple sacrifices would be reinstituted in Israel in the last days (Daniel 9:27; 12:11). Daniel foresaw the Antichrist ending the daily sacrifices. Therefore, the Jewish sacrificial system must have first been restored in the last days. Currently, the Temple Institute has created the temple furniture, vessels, and priestly garments. There are also several hundred young Jewish men in training for the Levitical priesthood.

See:
-TMF Sends Letter to Pope Demanding Immediate Return of the Temple Menorah, Vessels and
-Treasure for Soon-to-be-Rebuilt Temple (tmf)
-Israel Seeks Return of Temple Artifacts (world net daily)

51.
A red heifer without blemish must be born and sacrificed to purify the temple in Israel (Numbers 19:2-9). The Temple Institute is actively seeking to acquire a kosher red heifer.

See:
-The Red Heifer (www.templeinstitute.org)
-Holy Cow? – The Red Heifer

52.
Though Israel would be the focus of many fulfilled prophecies, most Jews would remain blind to the fact that Jesus is their Messiah until the very end (Luke 19:41-42; Luke 13:34-35; Romans 11:25-26).

See:
-Messianic Jews increasing

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53.
Ancient Petra (Sela the rock city) in Jordan would exist and become the refuge for the fleeing Jews during the Tribulation (Isaiah 16:1-4; Matthew 24:16; Revelation 12:6, 14). In 1994, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty making Petra a potential refuge for fleeing Jews.

See:
-Refuge in Edom (koinonia house)
-PETRA: Israel’s Secret Hiding Place
-When People Lived At Petra

54.
Russia (Magog) would rise as a military power and lead an attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38). Today, most of the southern states of the former Soviet Union are both military powerhouses and Muslim.

See:
-Ezekiel's Wall (jack kinsella)
-Rebuilding Russia in the Soviet Image (hal lindsey)
-Revisiting Perestroika (hal lindsey)
-Russia Targets Mideast For New Rocket Sales (people daily)
-Russia Expects Major Sales With UAE (menl)
-Iran, Russia Arrange To Complete Bushehr (menl)
-Evidence Cited of Russian Arms in Iraq (boston globe)
-Russia Upstages U.S. in Caspian Oil Game (the hindu)
-Russia Vows To Advance Iskander Missile (menl)
-Russia Bares its Military Teeth (bbc)
-Russian Study Warns Of Israeli Competition (menl)
-Russia, Saudis Prepare Energy Accord (menl)
-Russia Holds Large-Scale Naval Exercise in Far East (people daily)
-Magog Revisited (koinonia house)

55.
Israel will dwell without walls (Ezekiel 38:8-11). Prior to the invasion from the north, Israel will dwell safely without walls. Therefore the current security fence in Israel will come down once the Jews are convinced that peace has finally arrived.

56.
Turkey (Meshech) would also join in the attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38). In 2002, Turkey elected a pro-Islamic party to govern the country. In 2005, Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto Mein Kampf became a bestseller in Turkey.

57.
Iran (Persia), Sudan (Cush), and Libya (Put) would also partake in the attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38). Anti-Semitism in the Islamic world is rampant. According to the Koran and Hadith, Muslims are commanded to fight and slay non-believers in Jihad (holy war) unless they convert to Islam (Surahs 9:5 and 47:4; vol. 1, b. 2, Hadith # 24 and 35).

58.
Ironically, Egypt and Jordan would not participate in this attack (Ezekiel 38). Interestingly, these two nations have signed recent peace treaties with Israel. Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

See:
-Peace Treaty Between Israel and Egypt (american-israeli cooperative enterprise)
-Egypt, U.S. Agree On Bright Star (menl)
-Jordan's King Abdullah Warns Israel to Start Preparing Further Pullbacks (arutz 7)
-Egypt Expands Its Navy (menl)

59.
Birds of prey would eat the dead flesh of the enemy armies that fall in battle against Israel (Ezekiel 39:4, 17; Revelation 19:17-21). It is a little known fact that Israel is the bird migration capital of the world. During the spring and fall migrations, billions of birds fly over Israel. Many of these migratory birds are raptors, carrion (dead flesh) eating birds of prey. In fact, 34 species of raptors migrate over Israel.

See:
-Bird Lovers Paradise (jewish virtual library)

60.
The Euphrates River would be dried up (Revelation 16:12). Today, the massive Ataturk Dam in Turkey, completed in 1990, can hold back the Euphrates to a trickle.

See:
-Ataturk Dam

61.
Asia (the kings from the east) would be capable of deploying a 200-million-man army during earth's final days (Revelation 9:14-16; 16:12). Bear in mind, when John penned this prophecy 2000 years ago, there were only an estimated 170 to 400 million people on the entire planet. Yet today, according to the CIA, China alone has 281 million men fit for military service!

See:
-Historical Estimates of World Population (census.gov)
-The World Factbook 2006 - China (cia)
-America Meets the New Superpower (independent.co.uk)
-China Using Artificial Rain to Clear Dust (ap)
-Chinese Dragon Awakens (washington times)
-China's New Missile 'Warning to U.S.' (world net daily)
-Will China's Lust for Power Bring War to America? (cbn)
-China Seeks Defense Upgrade With Arab States (menl)
-China: U.S. Must Back Off (cnn)

62.
Population explosion foreseen (Revelation 7:9, 14). The apostle John, who wrote the Book of Revelation, was told the number of an army in the last days - 200 million (Revelation 9:16). This was the approximate population of the world at that time. That John also beholds a great multitude which no one could number coming out of the Great Tribulation at the end of the age (Revelation 7:9, 14), indicates an enormous number of people on planet earth in the last days.

See:
-World population counter
-Population explosion
-Weapon of Mass Population (sp times)

63.
The nations would bud (Luke 21:29-32). In Scripture, the tree is often used figuratively of a nation (Ezekiel 31:3-6; Daniel 4:20-22). Since 1945, more than 80 former colonies have gained their independence. Our generation has witnessed the end of the colonial era and the budding of the nations. Remarkable!

See:
-The United Nations and Decolonization

64.
Egypt would exist in the last days but only as a lowly third world nation (Ezekiel 29:14-16). Egypt was one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Yet today, as prophesied, Egypt remains an impoverished nation. To show how amazing this prophecy is, compare modern Egypt with the tiny nation of Austria. Egypt has ten times more land area, and a population eight times greater than Austria. Yet, Egypt's Gross Domestic Product is only one-fifth of Austria's GDP.

See:
-Egypt's Tourism Turnaround (bbc)

65.
Earthquakes occurring in diverse places (Matthew 24:7; Isaiah 24:19-20; Revelation 6:12-14; 16:18-20). Seismic activity appears to be on the rise.

See:
-View Environment section on Countdown video here (eternal productions)
-Recent Earthquakes (neic.usgs.gov)

66.
Marriage would be forbidden by many (1 Timothy 4:3). The Bible states that marriage is honorable among all (Hebrews 13:4). Despite this, the Catholic Church forbids their 400,000 priests, 800,000 nuns and numerous bishops, cardinals, and monks from marrying. The Orthodox Church, as well as Hindus, Buddhists, and other religious groups also impose mandatory celibacy for certain orders.

See:
-The End of Marriage in Scandinavia (weekly standard)
-Group Calls for De-Legalization of Marriage (fox news)
-Boston Archdiocese Agrees to $85M Sex Abuse Settlement (fox news)

67.
Deceptive signs and wonders would abound (Matthew 7:22-23; 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:9). The signs and wonders movement has swept the globe in recent years replacing the Word of God. Experiences that feed the senses in the name of Christ are drawing away millions.

See:
-Signs & Wonders: (understand the times)
-Experienced-Based Christianity: (understand the times)
-Emerging Church: (understand the times)

68.
Men would be lovers of themselves (2 Timothy 3:1-2). This generation, like no other, regards self above all else. Self-love, self-esteem, self-reliance, self-gratification, are encouraged by the media, schools, psychologists, etc. In contrast, Jesus taught self-denial. Even many churches today preach a feel good about yourself message.

69.
Youth would become increasingly rebellious (2 Timothy 3:2-3; Mark 13:12). No comment necessary.

70.
Humanity would become increasingly materialistic and lovers of pleasure (2 Timothy 3:1-5). No generation in history has had so many means to entertain and arouse the senses. Every imaginable hedonistic pleasure is available and has become big business.

71.
Jesus said Christians would be hated for His name's sake (Luke 21:17; Revelation 6:9-11; 20:4). The banning of the Bible, prayer, the Ten Commandments, nativity scenes, Christmas songs, etc., reflects this trend. Also consider that more Christians were martyred during the past century than during all of history.

See:
-Voice of the Martyrs
-International Persecution of Christians (greater things)
-Persecution of Christians growing in the US (worthy news)
-SUDAN: The Hidden Holocaust
-Christians face beatings, church burnings (world net daily)
-Can Messianic Jews Own Businesses? (maoz israel)
-Bethlehem Christians Fear Neighbors (ifcj)
-Facts On Palestinian Christians
-Let My Children Go
-Persecution in Smyrna
-Missionary School Headmaster Brutally Beaten in Rajasthan

72.
Homosexuality would be flaunted at the end of the age. Jesus warned that the last days would be like the days of Lot who lived in wicked Sodom (Luke 17:28-30). We know that the root of Sodom's sin was pride and complacency (Ezekiel 16:49) as it is today. However, Sodom's lasting infamy stemmed from their aggressive homosexual sin (Genesis 19; Jude 1:7). Today, the homosexual agenda is flaunted and forced upon our entire society.

See:
-BBC to broadcast gay mass from San Francisco
-Homosexuals Brainwashing Our Children In Elementary Schools
-Disney to allow gay commitment ceremonies (mrytle beach online)
-State agency launching major ad campaign to attract homosexual tourists to Massachusetts. (boston herald)
-World pride in Jerusalem (world pride)
-Perilous Times – flaunting homosexuality (understand the times)
-View Morality section on Countdown video here (eternal productions)

73.
Substantial wealth and luxuries foreseen (James 5:1-3; Revelation 3:17; Revelation 18). It is interesting that 40 years ago some authorities predicted that the growing mass of humanity was so quickly depleting the world's resources, that many resources would be exhausted in a few decades. Yet today, vast material wealth and luxuries are in abundant supply just as the Bible anticipated 2000 years ago.

See:
-Luxury lives here now (news observer)
-Luxury E-Tail: Who's Buying This Stuff (tech news world)
-The Rich Get Richer, and Buy Mansions (econ web)

74.
In the last days, fallen angels would interact with mankind (1 Timothy 4:1; Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:1-4). There has been an explosion of ET/alien reports during the past 60 years. Studies indicate these entities behave more like demons than space travelers. They transcend the laws of physics, invoke fear, and deliver anti-Christian messages.

See:
-The Return of the Nephilim? (koinonia house)
-Mischievous Angels or Sethites? (koinonia house)
-As The Days of Noah Were (koinonia house)
-Mount Hermon: Gate of the Fallen Angels (prophecy in the news)
-UFO Blasts Sky Like 50,000 Spotlights (world net daily)
-Paranormal SWAT Team Won't Rule Out Alien Authorship (sfgate)
-Strange UFO Seen in Colorado (world net daily)
-Who Were The Legendary Giants?
-Project Jehovah
-Valley Of The Giants

75.
Apostasy would occur just before the Antichrist is revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Increasingly, experience-based Christianity is replacing the Bible as the standard for saving faith. The ecumenical movement is striving for unity at the expense of truth. Christ's exclusive claims are negated in the name of tolerance.

See:
-Apostasy In The Church (lamb and lion)
-Apostasy (understand the times)
-The Emerging Church (understand the times)
-Freemasonry
-Freemasonry & The Church (saints alive for Jesus)
-A Litmus Test
-The description of Apostates

76.
There would be a move towards a one-world religion (Revelation 13:8, 12; Revelation 17). Today, as never before, we are witnessing religions joining hands in the name of peace and tolerance.

See:
-One World Religion (understand the times)
-Bridges to Rome (understand the times)
-Ecumenical Movement (understand the times)
-Papal Perspective: a Biblical Analysis (understand the times)
-Pope Says All Great Religions Must Unite For Peace (ewtn)
-Vatican Concert Unites Faiths bbc
-Dialogue Between Catholics, Chief Rabbinate is a Sign of Hope (ewtn)
-Pope Offers Hand to Conservative Anglicans (world net daily)
-A Call for 'United Nations of Religions' (world net daily)
-Interreligious Dialogue Is Part of Evangelizing Mission, Pope Says (zenit)
-Pope Hopes for 'Leap Forward' in Catholic-Orthodox Relations (rns)
-Germany's Catholics, Protestants Come Together for Historic Event (deutsche welle)
-Mary: Mother of Interreligious Dialogue (ewtn)
-The Pope Appeals For Full Unity Between Catholics and Orthodox (ewtn)
-Round Table Reflects on "Mary and the Churches"(ewtn)
-Bold Ecumeical Suggestion From Anglican Leader (ewtn)

77.
Some would say that Christ is in the secret chambers or inner rooms in the last days (Matthew 24:26). According to the Catholic Church, Christ is in the inner rooms of hundreds of thousands of Catholic churches either in Eucharistic tabernacles or monstrances.

See:
Read Another Jesus? (understand the times)

78.
Jesus also warned that this deception would be accompanied by great signs and wonders (Matthew 24:23-27). Currently, Eucharistic miracles are reported around the globe.


Read appendix A and B of the online book: Messages From Heaven or The Eucharist - A Biblical Review (Eternal Prouctions)

See:
-Eucharistic Adoration (therealpresence.org)
-Pope Calls Worldwide Synod of Bishops on Eucharist (zenit)
-New Focus on the Eucharist (catholic herald)

79.
A woman, who is an impostor, would call herself queen and head the global counterfeit church in the last days (Revelation 17; 18:7). Tens of millions follow the apparition of Mary, who is regarded as the Mother of the Church, the Lady of All Nations, the Co-Redemptrix, and the Queen of Heaven and Earth.

See:
-Apparitions of Mary (eternal productions)
to read the book and view the video Messages From Heaven.
-Pope Says: Mary Helps Us to Open Up Our Hearts to God's Will (ewtn)
-Pope Says: Mary Loves Us As She Loves Her Divine Son (ewtn)
-Pope Stresses Need to Pray the Rosary-Urges Confidence in the Virgin Mary (zenit)
-John Paul II Entrusts Future of Europe to Mary (zenit)

80.
The woman would also represent a great city set on seven hills (Revelation 17:9, 18). The Queen of Heaven is considered the Mother of the Roman Catholic Church which has its headquarters (the Vatican) situated on seven hills. As the Catholic Encyclopedia states, It is within the city of Rome, called the city of seven hills, that the entire area of Vatican State proper is now confined.

See:
-Vatican City Celebrates 75 Years as a Sovereign State (ewtn)
-A Woman Rides The Beast (Book) (the berean call)

81.
In the last days, this wicked woman would go out over the face of the whole earth. She would be associated with a global curse. Her final destination would be Babylon in the land of Shinar (Zechariah 5). Interestingly, the apparition of Mary claims that she will soon travel through the entire world saving those who look to her.

See:
-Queen of All (eternal productions)

82.
Epidemic drug use foreseen (Revelation 9:21). The Greek word translated sorceries is pharmakeia which can also refer to drug use, both illegal drugs and mind-altering drugs. The use of illegal drugs and the dispensing of mind-altering drugs has risen sharply during our current generation.

See:
-Prescriptions of Mind-Altering Drugs for Teens Rise (washington times)
-Babies given mind altering drugs in Florida (ahrp)
-Is Ritalin Raising Kids To Be Drug Addicts? (eagleforum)
-Antidepressant Use in Children Soars Despite Efficacy Doubts (washington post)
-Psychology and the Doctrines of Devils
-Your Drug may Be Your Problem (recommended book)

83.
Sorceries referring to witchcraft, magic, or occult practices used to enchant and deceive are also anticipated in the last days (Revelation 9:21; 18:23; 21:8; Isaiah 47:9-15; Micah 5:10-15). Today, interest in the occult is flourishing.

See:
-Witchcraft video
-Toy Stores Pushing Voodoo: (chick)
-Freemasonry: The Witchcraft Connection (saints alive in Jesus)
-The Kabbalah (koinonia house)
-View Occult section on Countdown video (eternal productions)
-High-Tech Witchcraft (christianworldviewnetwork.com)
-Witch School Opens Doors In Midwestern (abc news)

84.
Preparations for a global war anticipated (Joel 3:9-14; Matthew 24:22; Revelation 16:14). Never in history have so many nations stockpiled weapons of mass destruction.

See:
-Wars and Rumors of Wars (koinonia house)

85.
Environmental devastation of the planet foreseen (Revelation 11:18). Our generation has done more to ravage the environment than any previous generation.

See:
-1,360 Scientists from 95 Countries Warn: The End of the World (prophecy in the news)

86.
There would be signs in the sun (Luke 21:25). In recent years there has been a massive increase in solar activity recorded. Still future paranormal events must yet occur (Revelation 13:13-14; 16:14).

See:
-Here comes the Sun... again
-Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle

87.
Many would call themselves the Christ (Matthew 24:5). Jesus was an itinerate preacher who never traveled outside the tiny nation of Israel and He had the audacity to say that many would come in His name, claiming to be the Christ. And yet today, multitudes within the New Age Movement, Eastern religions, and the cults call themselves the Christ. This is another incredible prophecy!

See:
-Jesus in South Florida?
-Jesus of the Cults (christian ministries international)
-Jesus of the Cults (saints alive in Jesus)
-Christian answers for the New Age
-Countdown to Eternity video (Morality) (eternal productions)
-Man who claims to be Jesus Christ: (www.cegenglish.com)

88.
God said that His name would be great among the nations (Malachi 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11). Jesus in Hebrew Jehoshuah means Jehovah saves. As we begin the 3rd millennium, nearly two billion people profess to be Christians. Multitudes more regard Jesus as the greatest prophet and teacher ever. As foretold, no other name compares to the fame ascribed to Jesus Christ.

See:
-Major Religions of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents (adherents.com)

89.
Jesus prophesied that even after heaven and earth pass away, His words would never be forgotten (Luke 21:33). As we near the end of the age, we see that Christ's words remain as accurate, renowned, and relevant as they were 2000 years ago. Today, Bible societies distribute approximately 600 million Scripture portions or entire Bibles every single year.

See:
-United Bible Societies (biblesociety.org)

90.
Despite the Bible's numerous warnings and last days prophecies, many people would be taken off guard when these events culminate (Luke 21:34-36; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-6). Take heed to yourselves!

See:
-Jesus Is Coming Soon!
-Approximately 100 Million American Church Members Have Very Little to No Understanding of Bible Prophecy (koenig's international news)

91.
All true followers of Christ would suddenly vanish, raptured (caught up) by God to heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52). A false explanation will deceive the unsuspecting masses (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). Today many apparitions, angels, ETs, cults, and New Agers are offering a counterfeit explanation for this soon to take place event.

See:
-The Rapture (lamb and lion ministries)
-The Rapture (koinonia house)
-Cults (understand the times)

92.
During the Tribulation, innumerable multitudes from every nation would wake up and turn to the true Jesus of the Bible and be saved (Revelation 7:9-17; Daniel 12:10; Zechariah 2:11). Today, the seeds of the gospel are being spread in every nation!

93.
Many from Egypt to Assyria (Iraq and Middle East) would call upon the name of the Lord and be saved (Isaiah 19:16-25). The Lord is currently moving in a powerful way to save souls throughout the Middle East. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13)!

See:
-The Arabs in Prophecy
-SAT-7 Arabic Website (sat7)

94.
Some would depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1). This generation has witnessed the explosion of apparitions and other heavenly visitors that are embraced by professing Christians even though their messages contradict the Word of God. Channeling, witchcraft, psychics, etc., have also gained in popularity though forbidden by God (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

See:
-Occult and Paranormal (christian answers for the new age)
-Drumming up “Jesus” (understand the times)

95.
People would reject the sound doctrine of the Word of God and follow the doctrines of men that appeal to their own lusts (2 Timothy 4:3-4; Acts 20:29-30). Others would confess faith in Christ, but not obey His Word (Matthew 24:48-51; Matthew 7:22-23).

See:
-A Biblical Worldview Has a Radical Effect on a Person's Life (the barna group)
-Most Lack a Biblical Worldview (the barna group)
-We live in the land of biblical idiots (la times)
-The Plague of Biblical Illiteracy (lamb and lion)
-Harvard University – It was once Christian… what happened? (answers in genesis)
-Oprah on Jesus: Is Jesus the only way to God? (watchman fellowship)
-Apparitions of Mary (eternal productions)
-Aberrant teachings (www.letusreason.org)
-New Age (understand the times)
-The Day They Kicked God Out Of The Schools
-Astrology

96.
Many would forsake the Ten Commandments as a moral code: blaspheming, committing adultery, disobeying parents, stealing, lying, coveting, etc. (Matthew 24:12; Revelation 9:21).

See:
-The Good Test (See How You Measure Up!) (eternal productions)
-Ten Commandments Judge Removed (cnn)
-Ten Commandments Monument Moved (cnn)

97.
Idolatry would be pervasive (Revelation 9:20; 13:12-15; 19:20; Micah 5:10-15; Zechariah 13:1-2). An idol is anything that competes for the attention due only to our Creator. Statues, images, charms, false gods, angels, apparitions, as well as possessions, position, pleasure, a person, and any created thing can all become idols (Romans 1:18-25).

See:
-Over 30 million to Medjugorje (Beacon Journal)
-Non-Christians in church flock (the telegraph)
-Our Lady of Peace Shrine
-Pope Benedict XVI - the Doll (dw)
-Relics of Cur of Ars Make Stop in Papal Chapel (zenit)
-An Icon the Pope Hoped to Deliver Personally (zenit)
-Pope to Accept Mother Teresa's Blood (sify)

98.
Blasphemy would be common (2 Timothy 3:2; Revelation 16:9, 11, 21). Consider how often people use their Creator's name (God, Lord, or Jesus Christ) as a curse word. What they have done is liken the One who is the source of every blessing (eyesight, sunsets, food, family, friends, etc.) to a four-letter curse word. Fifty years ago, Hollywood seldom used God's name in vain. Today, nearly every movie includes blasphemy.

99.
Sexual immorality would be rampant (Jude 18; Revelation 9:21). Keep in mind, Jesus said whoever looks to lust has already committed adultery in his heart (Matthew 5:28). Therefore, God equates Internet porn, lustful movies, TV shows, and magazines to fornication. The availability and consumption of sensual products has exploded in our generation.


100.
Men would sear their conscience so they could continue in sin (1 Timothy 4:2). The conscience is where God reveals right and wrong. Con means with and science means knowledge. Therefore we sin with knowledge when we ignore God's moral law and violate our own conscience.


101.
Men would mock the warning signs of the end of the age saying, These signs have always been around (2 Peter 3:3-4). The Bible even reveals their motivation, they love lust.

See:
-An Overview of the Signs of the Times



There are many more last days prophecies (several too detailed for this brief list). However these 101 demonstrate that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is true that some of these signs have been around for millennia, but only our generation has witnessed the coming together of every one of these events. Contrast the Bible's 100% track record with other self-proclaimed prophetic sources and there is no comparison. The false prophets typically repackage and plagiarize the Bible's prophecies for the unsuspecting masses, or they make so many vague prophecies that one is bound to be fulfilled. Nostradamus did both.

Jesus also said that some men would be gripped with fear when these signs occur (Luke 21:26), while others would look up with hopeful expectation (Luke 21:28). Which camp do you fall into? If you're fearful, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is that God will judge every man who breaks even one of His laws. Have you ever blasphemed your Creator's name, Lied (white lies and fibs count)? Stolen (cheating on a test or taxes is stealing)? Looked with lust? If you have answered yes to these questions, then by your own admission, you are a blaspheming, lying, thieving, adulterer at heart. And we have only looked at four of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20). That's how God sees you. Keep in mind, God sees every secret sin of your past as if it just occurred. Nothing is hidden from His holy eyes. Also remember that Jesus rebuked the pious religious leaders of His day because, though they appeared good on the outside, inside they were prideful hypocrites. They were trusting in their own goodness, but the Lord saw their hearts. No matter how upright we may appear on the surface, all of us have broken God's holy commandments and need the Savior. Please listen to your conscience. You know you are guilty, and should justly end up in hell. That's not God's will. In fact, God is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance? (2 Peter 3:9). The good news is that God has made a way to freely forgive us so that we may spend eternity with Him in heaven. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). God desires a loving, eternal relationship with each person free from sin, fear, and pain. Therefore, He sent His Son to die as our substitute on the cross. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23). Jesus never sinned. Therefore, He alone qualified to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross. We sinned, but Jesus died in our place. He then rose from the dead defeating death. All who turn from their sins and call on His name will be saved.

If these signs alarm you, thank God, because the Lord wants to awaken you from your spiritual slumber and give you eterlenal life. To repent of your sins and place your trust in Jesus Christ, make Psalm 51 your prayer. Then read your Bible daily, obeying what you read. God will never let you down.

Crisco
04-02-2009, 07:23 PM
We have been in the end times since Christ came the first time =) I don't think we should try and predict it.


It sends the wrong message.

I say my prayers for everyone and I hope as many as can be saved are saved in the end.

God is definately great and righteous are those that follow :happydancing:

Vizion
04-02-2009, 07:43 PM
wrong message? care to elaborate Crisco ?

Jesus told his disciples to watch for his return...
"So you, likewise, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things are fulfilled. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away" (Luke 21:31–33).

Tyburn
04-02-2009, 08:26 PM
wrong message? care to elaborate Crisco ?

Jesus told his disciples to watch for his return...
"So you, likewise, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things are fulfilled. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away" (Luke 21:3133).
Half those things HAVE been going on for...in some cases, hundreds of years.

Obviously we are closer to the End Times then before...but certain things are not in place yet.

There is no true rulling body across the whole earth, with any power to do anything other then shout at the nations who dont abide

there isnt peace in Israel

the Temple is still in Islamic Hands and has not been rebuilt or restored.

Crisco
04-02-2009, 08:26 PM
wrong message? care to elaborate Crisco ?

Jesus told his disciples to watch for his return...
"So you, likewise, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things are fulfilled. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away" (Luke 21:3133).

I feel that many people go LOOKING for the second coming instead of following Christian Ideals an Spreading the Gospel.

In my experience it is a waste of time to try and predict when the coming of the lord will be... that while we are here we should concentrate on trying to be righteous and as best Christians as we can be.

Prophesy is often very misleading or mistaken for. People can easily get derailed and God forbid fall into idolatry or cult like faiths built upon the end as we have seen happen in the past.

Indeed heaven and earth will pass away but his words will not, So I like to concentrate on how he told us to live instead of when we will "die"

Vizion
04-02-2009, 08:43 PM
I feel that many people go LOOKING for the second coming instead of following Christian Ideals an Spreading the Gospel.
But Jesus told us to look for the signs (see above scripture).

In my experience it is a waste of time to try and predict when the coming of the lord will be... that while we are here we should concentrate on trying to be righteous and as best Christians as we can be.
Who's trying to predict it? We're only supposed to watch for the signs and be ready for His return.

I don't get what you are trying to say. If what you say is true, then does that not negate the purpose of all 101 signs of the end times (plus a dozen or so more):huh:

Crisco
04-02-2009, 08:49 PM
I don't get what you are trying to say. If what you say is true, then does that not negate the purpose of all 101 signs of the end times (plus a dozen or so more):huh:

Many people try to predict it.


What I ment to say if it makes sense to you is that too often people LOOK for signs instead of WATCH for signs.

Vizion
04-02-2009, 09:00 PM
What I ment to say if it makes sense to you is that too often people LOOK for signs instead of WATCH for signs.
Sure, you can get carried away with looking for reasons to see how this fallen world fits into things...lots of cults have sprung up due to that.

However, the 101 article is just listing reasons that already exist to illuminate the current state of affairs we're in. Which point to a Return.

"be ready" is he whole pointe...Jesus will find no excuse in us and many of us need the signs in order to have focus.

Crisco
04-02-2009, 09:03 PM
Sure, you can get carried away with looking for reasons to see how this fallen world fits into things...lots of cults have sprung up due to that.

However, the 101 article is just listing reasons that already exist to illuminate the current state of affairs we're in. Which point to a Return.

"be ready" is he whole pointe...Jesus will find no excuse in us and many of us need the signs in order to have focus.

Agreed

Vizion
04-02-2009, 09:07 PM
Half those things HAVE been going on for...in some cases, hundreds of years.

Obviously we are closer to the End Times then before...but certain things are not in place yet.
Like Crisco said we've been in the End Time since Christ rose from the dead.

There is no true rulling body across the whole earth, with any power to do anything other then shout at the nations who dont abide
The EU is making strides toward a global system...China and Russia want a single world currency now...these things will happen, and they will happen rapidly.

there isnt peace in Israel
Since the antichrist is the orchestrator of peace in Israel, he will be endowed with the supernatural power to do this, and governments are pushing for peace between Israel and her enemies daily

the Temple is still in Islamic Hands and has not been rebuilt or restored.
This will probably come out of the peace treaty.

NateR
04-02-2009, 09:13 PM
Well, a huge percentage of the Bible is prophecy. If we weren't supposed to be paying attention to it, then why would GOD waste so much time giving out these visions?

Prophecy has many purposes including preventing believers from being deceived by false prophets/christs, helping believers to face a tulmultuous world without worry or fear (it helps in knowing that things are going to get a lot worse before they get better, but they are still guaranteed to get better for believers), and finally it helps add a sense of urgency to our mission work and helps us to prioritize what's important and what's not (do we send missionaries to a village in India that has never heard the Gospel, or do we instead use that money to put a new carpet in the church?).

Looking at current events in the news today, those Christians who know prophecy understand that this current "world peace at all costs" movement and the emerging global market are all major signs that the time of the Anti-Christ is very near (probably within our lifetimes).

Revelation 22:7
"Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."

I'm at the gym right now, so I don't have time to read through all 101 reasons, but I'll check them out tonight and give my thoughts.

Tyburn
04-02-2009, 09:17 PM
This will probably come out of the peace treaty.
:laugh: The European Union :laugh:

its always on the brink of disastor...ask about Ireland and the vote on a new constitution for it :frantics:

You might have gone with the United Nations...but even they have historically been ignored.


Russia and China dont use the same currency

You might have gone with The Euro...but of course the most essential part of Europe rejected it. That would be England then :happydancing:

Crisco
04-02-2009, 09:18 PM
Well, a huge percentage of the Bible is prophecy. If we weren't supposed to be paying attention to it, then why would GOD waste so much time giving out these visions?

Prophecy has many purposes including preventing believers from being deceived by false prophets/christs, helping believers to face a tulmultuous world without worry or fear (it helps in knowing that things are going to get a lot worse before they get better, but they are still guaranteed to get better for believers), and finally it helps add a sense of urgency to our mission work and helps us to prioritize what's important and what's not (do we send missionaries to a village in India that has never heard the Gospel, or do we instead use that money to put a new carpet in the church?).

Looking at current events in the news today, those Christians who know prophecy understand that this current "world peace at all costs" movement and the emerging global market are all major signs that the time of the Anti-Christ is very near (probably within our lifetimes).

Revelation 22:7
"Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."

I'm at the gym right now, so I don't have time to read through all 101 reasons, but I'll check them out tonight and give my thoughts.

Always the nerd Nate =P On the comp while at the gym haha.

You are right sir I agree.

I should have phrased my point differently. I should have said beware people looking to hard for signs as sometimes they are mistaken. And prophecy as in people who are flawed and sinful making prophecy not so much the prophetics of the bible.

Tyburn
04-02-2009, 09:20 PM
Looking at current events in the news today, those Christians who know prophecy understand that this current "world peace at all costs" movement and the emerging global market are all major signs that the time of the Anti-Christ is very near (probably within our lifetimes).


Thats what they said in the first would war
thats what they said during the great depression
thats what they said during the second world war

EVERY generation always says it will happen in their lifetime. The point is not to obsess about it. Like...for example tell the world that the Tribulation would begin last September....oh....wait...that was :ninja: :laugh: :happydancing:

Vizion
04-02-2009, 09:23 PM
:laugh: The European Union :laugh:

its always on the brink of disastor...ask about Ireland and the vote on a new constitution for it
So? That doesn't mean it won't play a major role in consolidating countries in the near future

Russia and China dont use the same currency
didnt say they did - said they want to

You might have gone with The Euro...but of course the most essential part of Europe rejected it. That would be England then Who knows what will happen tho with ecomomies crumbling around us. The Bible says it WILL happen, do you not agree?

Vizion
04-02-2009, 09:27 PM
Thats what they said in the first would war
thats what they said during the great depression
thats what they said during the second world war

EVERY generation always says it will happen in their lifetime. The point is not to obsess about it. Like...for example tell the world that the Tribulation would begin last September....oh....wait...that was :ninja: :laugh: :happydancing:
You stepped into that one mate...

101.
Men would mock the warning signs of the end of the age saying, These signs have always been around (2 Peter 3:3-4). The Bible even reveals their motivation, they love lust.

2 Peter 3:3-4 states "3 knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts, 4and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

NateR
04-02-2009, 10:22 PM
Thats what they said in the first would war
thats what they said during the great depression
thats what they said during the second world war

HOWEVER, there was no nation of Israel established during those time periods and the Jews didn't have control of Jerusalem. Ever since 1948, it's been a completely different ball game.

EVERY generation always says it will happen in their lifetime. The point is not to obsess about it. Like...for example tell the world that the Tribulation would begin last September....oh....wait...that was :ninja: :laugh: :happydancing:

First of all, those were different Bible teachers saying different things. One of those programs only said that we would see a major world catastrophe before summer of 2009. If I recall aren't we in the middle of a massive world catastrophe? Or have you forgotten what's happened to the world economy since October? :Whistle:

Tyburn
04-02-2009, 11:08 PM
HOWEVER, there was no nation of Israel established during those time periods and the Jews didn't have control of Jerusalem. Ever since 1948, it's been a completely different ball game.

Nathan...can I ask you...why you think that the Jew in Israel NOW signifies the End Times?

What the Bible doesnt say is how many times they might be displaced. How do you know that they wont be displaced by the arabs again...perhaps for several more centuries before returning?

You dont know WHICH return to the Holy Land the Prophecy refers to. You ASSUME this to be THE fulfilment...but actually...you dont know how many times the Jews will be forced out of Israel before they are inhabiting the land ready for the end times.

The manner in which the Jews returned, is what concerns me. It was the fulfilment of a self fulfiling prophecy...thats for certain. They had been wronged, and rather then return to broken homes across Europe they chose to put in a plea to return to Israel...for the VERY reason the Bible said they would.

What I mean is...if you went out tommorow and deliberatley built the Temple in Jerusalem...would that be a prophecy...or would you be forcing that prophecy to come true in YOUR time rather then GODs

So yes...the Jews are in the right place...but we dont know how long they will be in Israel before being pushed out again...and we still havent got many of the other MAJOR signs which everyone always forgets

I'll believe we are in the End Times when I see Jeremiahs vision rebuilt. Until then, I just think that we could be on the brink of it...OR we could be THOUSANDS of years from it.

NateR
04-02-2009, 11:22 PM
Nathan...can I ask you...why you think that the Jew in Israel NOW signifies the End Times?

What the Bible doesnt say is how many times they might be displaced. How do you know that they wont be displaced by the arabs again...perhaps for several more centuries before returning?

You dont know WHICH return to the Holy Land the Prophecy refers to. You ASSUME this to be THE fulfilment...but actually...you dont know how many times the Jews will be forced out of Israel before they are inhabiting the land ready for the end times.

The manner in which the Jews returned, is what concerns me. It was the fulfilment of a self fulfiling prophecy...thats for certain. They had been wronged, and rather then return to broken homes across Europe they chose to put in a plea to return to Israel...for the VERY reason the Bible said they would.

What I mean is...if you went out tommorow and deliberatley built the Temple in Jerusalem...would that be a prophecy...or would you be forcing that prophecy to come true in YOUR time rather then GODs

So yes...the Jews are in the right place...but we dont know how long they will be in Israel before being pushed out again...and we still havent got many of the other MAJOR signs which everyone always forgets

I'll believe we are in the End Times when I see Jeremiahs vision rebuilt. Until then, I just think that we could be on the brink of it...OR we could be THOUSANDS of years from it.

Mainly because Israel hadn't been a sovereign nation for over 2500 years prior to 1948. And saying that Israel was only reestablished as a way to "force" a prophecy fulfillment is really a deceptive and misleading statement. Since when have the world governments cared about fulfilling Bible prophecy? It happened because GOD wanted it to happen, no other reason.

Also because of other things that haven't been in place until the last 50-60 years: nuclear weapons, instant worldwide communication (this conversation you and I are having right now would have been considered impossible just 30 years ago), and the concept of a global community are all major signs that have only come about recently.

cheachea
04-02-2009, 11:36 PM
Mainly because Israel hadn't been a sovereign nation for over 2500 years prior to 1948. And saying that Israel was only reestablished as a way to "force" a prophecy fulfillment is really a deceptive and misleading statement. Since when have the world governments cared about fulfilling Bible prophecy? It happened because GOD wanted it to happen, no other reason.

Also because of other things that haven't been in place until the last 50-60 years: nuclear weapons, instant worldwide communication (this conversation you and I are having right now would have been considered impossible just 30 years ago), and the concept of a global community are all major signs that have only come about recently.



I agree with this.

Tyburn
04-02-2009, 11:43 PM
1)Mainly because Israel hadn't been a sovereign nation for over 2500 years prior to 1948. And saying that Israel was only reestablished as a way to "force" a prophecy fulfillment is really a deceptive and misleading statement. Since when have the world governments cared about fulfilling Bible prophecy? It happened because GOD wanted it to happen, no other reason.

Also because of other things that haven't been in place until the last 50-60 years: nuclear weapons, instant worldwide communication (this conversation you and I are having right now would have been considered impossible just 30 years ago), and the concept of a global community are all major signs that have only come about recently.
1) It happened because the Jews asked for it, and many of them who had fled from the Germans were within those countries who granted the request. Could that be GOD at work? Sure. But, there is no denying the fact that the Jews actively campaigned to MAKE a prophecy come true.

2) Nathan, what you have is some other stuff...yes but how long before that technology is used? are we CERTAIN the weapons being mentioned in the scriptures are Nuclear...and not even more advanced weapons which havent been created yet? If they are Nuclear...why does that mean the end is nigh...perhaps we dont use the technology in the way specified for Thousands of years...

Until the Tribulation begins, the Propehecy does not specifiy the time BETWEEN signs.

besides...you didnt answer my question...how do you know the Jews wont be displaced and recongregate at a later point in History? This constantly happened in the Old Testament...they came, they lived, they were taken into captivity, they broke free...and the cycle repeated...whose to say this isnt just another cycle...whose to say arabs like...Iran for example.. isnt going to displace the Jews and rule in Israel for a thousand years.......and then after that, the Israelis return.

I'll tell you something else...Define "Established Nation" because I can think of one VERY important thing which HASNT come back to Israel since it last left the land...something SO important to the people they begged GOD to provide.

I dont see a Monarchy in Jerusalem. I dont see a return of an Heir who can carry on the line of Kings...If you look at Israel now...and want to say its "Established" that depends on your Definition...because "Soverignity" needs a "Soverign" and they dont have one...they have a Government...but again...you presuppose so much.

I'm not saying we are thousands of years away...but equally, I'm not saying its gonna happen tommorow. The truth is the Scripture are DELIBERATLEY hazy. They quite on purpose miss out KEY things which could help define their passing.

They tell us a Temple has to be built...they do not tell us, how many Temples will be built before THE Temple.

They tell us the Jews will be in the Holy Land...but they dont tell us how many times they might come in and out of inheritance during History

They tell us of peace...but thats subjective anyway...what constitutes peace...how long must it last for a nation to declair itself peaceful...how many treaties will be made which fail, before THE peace arrives.We assume the weapons and the systems in place at present will be used...but we dont know that to be the case. We dont know whether its the systems in use...but the fact they might not be used for eons...or infact if there will be other systems....how many times will there be a world Government BEFORE the leader of that is the Anti-Christ? How many changes in a single currency...before we're united enough for it to work?

You assume Nukes...and that they will be used quickly...you assume this financial crisis is the tribulational begining...rather then any past crisis, or any future crisis...you limit yourself to what you can see...and thats dangerous...because then you put your faith in your interpretation rather then admit its ambiguitis at best, indistinquishable at worst...

...then your faith is ruined when noone uses Nukes...when a Temple is built but no messiah returns...when a world Government appears but faulters....when an invading country pushes the Jews out of Israel....when Jerusalem is being besiged like in times of old, and the islamists are slaying all the jewish children....

Understand...that with my interpretation, all these things dont matter a jot. I know that GOD will do what he says...but I wont be shocked if he does it in his own time...and if what I thought was obviously the start of the Tribulation...is nothing more then my own pressure on GOD to finish a creation he's only a tenth of the way through...

Tyburn
04-02-2009, 11:47 PM
:laugh: a Funny...to illustrate my point

In the fall of my first year at Saint Paul's Cathedral, they closed a side chapel and started digging it up to re-wire it. I asked the question,

"when will it be completed"

and was given the answer

"April...but we're unsure of the year"
:laugh:

Thats what Revelation gives us. "April" but it doesnt tell us what year. So every January, you have people saying "next month...."

NateR
04-03-2009, 03:55 AM
1) It happened because the Jews asked for it, and many of them who had fled from the Germans were within those countries who granted the request. Could that be GOD at work? Sure. But, there is no denying the fact that the Jews actively campaigned to MAKE a prophecy come true.

2) Nathan, what you have is some other stuff...yes but how long before that technology is used? are we CERTAIN the weapons being mentioned in the scriptures are Nuclear...and not even more advanced weapons which havent been created yet? If they are Nuclear...why does that mean the end is nigh...perhaps we dont use the technology in the way specified for Thousands of years...

Until the Tribulation begins, the Propehecy does not specifiy the time BETWEEN signs.

besides...you didnt answer my question...how do you know the Jews wont be displaced and recongregate at a later point in History? This constantly happened in the Old Testament...they came, they lived, they were taken into captivity, they broke free...and the cycle repeated...whose to say this isnt just another cycle...whose to say arabs like...Iran for example.. isnt going to displace the Jews and rule in Israel for a thousand years.......and then after that, the Israelis return.

I'll tell you something else...Define "Established Nation" because I can think of one VERY important thing which HASNT come back to Israel since it last left the land...something SO important to the people they begged GOD to provide.

I dont see a Monarchy in Jerusalem. I dont see a return of an Heir who can carry on the line of Kings...If you look at Israel now...and want to say its "Established" that depends on your Definition...because "Soverignity" needs a "Soverign" and they dont have one...they have a Government...but again...you presuppose so much.

I'm not saying we are thousands of years away...but equally, I'm not saying its gonna happen tommorow. The truth is the Scripture are DELIBERATLEY hazy. They quite on purpose miss out KEY things which could help define their passing.

They tell us a Temple has to be built...they do not tell us, how many Temples will be built before THE Temple.

They tell us the Jews will be in the Holy Land...but they dont tell us how many times they might come in and out of inheritance during History

They tell us of peace...but thats subjective anyway...what constitutes peace...how long must it last for a nation to declair itself peaceful...how many treaties will be made which fail, before THE peace arrives.We assume the weapons and the systems in place at present will be used...but we dont know that to be the case. We dont know whether its the systems in use...but the fact they might not be used for eons...or infact if there will be other systems....how many times will there be a world Government BEFORE the leader of that is the Anti-Christ? How many changes in a single currency...before we're united enough for it to work?

You assume Nukes...and that they will be used quickly...you assume this financial crisis is the tribulational begining...rather then any past crisis, or any future crisis...you limit yourself to what you can see...and thats dangerous...because then you put your faith in your interpretation rather then admit its ambiguitis at best, indistinquishable at worst...

...then your faith is ruined when noone uses Nukes...when a Temple is built but no messiah returns...when a world Government appears but faulters....when an invading country pushes the Jews out of Israel....when Jerusalem is being besiged like in times of old, and the islamists are slaying all the jewish children....

Understand...that with my interpretation, all these things dont matter a jot. I know that GOD will do what he says...but I wont be shocked if he does it in his own time...and if what I thought was obviously the start of the Tribulation...is nothing more then my own pressure on GOD to finish a creation he's only a tenth of the way through...

Technically, yes, what you say is possible. Is it probable? Not really. There are just too many unique developments from the last half century for Christ's second coming to be thousands of years away.

However, no one here is claiming that Christ is going to return tomorrow. There's still lots left that has to happen. I think it's possibly within our lifetimes, but it could be 2 or 3 more generations away. We really can't know.

que
04-03-2009, 08:21 AM
almost all of those reasons are things that have been happening every generation for thousands of years all over the world.

every generation thinks it will be the one when Christ returns. nothing new

J.B.
04-03-2009, 12:31 PM
Reason number 102...The Bears have signed a franchise quarterback.

NateR
04-03-2009, 01:21 PM
almost all of those reasons are things that have been happening every generation for thousands of years all over the world.

every generation thinks it will be the one when Christ returns. nothing new

Really? I didn't know they had nuclear weapons and satellite communications thousands of years ago? :tongue0011:

Vizion
04-03-2009, 06:33 PM
almost all of those reasons are things that have been happening every generation for thousands of years all over the world.

every generation thinks it will be the one when Christ returns. nothing new
You have to look at the signs in context. The problem has been people have been Biblically illiterate, or mistranslated them. Like Nate said there are many signs that were impossible to fulfill even 30 years ago! And all of the others have been intensifying and or are novel.

Study the signs, go back and read them point for point, instead of just making blanket statements like "bah, people have said that for years!"

Vizion
04-03-2009, 06:37 PM
Well, a huge percentage of the Bible is prophecy. (Somewhere around a 1/3) If we weren't supposed to be paying attention to it, then why would GOD waste so much time giving out these visions? (obviously, he wouldn't have)

Prophecy has many purposes including:

* preventing believers from being deceived by false prophets/christs, * helping believers to face a tulmultuous world without worry or fear (it helps in knowing that things are going to get a lot worse before they get better, but they are still guaranteed to get better for believers),
*it helps add a sense of urgency to our mission work
*helps us to prioritize what's important and what's not (do we send missionaries to a village in India that has never heard the Gospel, or do we instead use that money to put a new carpet in the church?).

Looking at current events in the news today, those Christians who know prophecy understand that this current "world peace at all costs" movement and the emerging global market are all major signs that the time of the Anti-Christ is very near (probably within our lifetimes).

Revelation 22:7
"Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."

Had to pick on NateR...:laugh:

Tyburn
04-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Really? I didn't know they had nuclear weapons and satellite communications thousands of years ago? :tongue0011:
You dont know the Prophecy is related to either....and you dont know how much more advanced either field might grow or need to be for the Tribulation

for all you know...the Tribulation is thousands of years into the future, the transmissions are interstella satelites, and the weapons are able to be dropped from space.

you simply dont know

NateR
04-03-2009, 07:32 PM
you simply dont know

And neither do you. The difference is that I'm willing to learn and study. You've obviously consigned yourself to perpetual ignorance.

You claim that prophecy is impossible for us to understand so we shouldn't even bother. So, you never answered the question of why GOD would fill 1/3rd of the Bible with prophetical visions and predictions that are absolutely useless to us.

Tyburn
04-03-2009, 09:30 PM
And neither do you. The difference is that I'm willing to learn and study. You've obviously consigned yourself to perpetual ignorance.

You claim that prophecy is impossible for us to understand so we shouldn't even bother. So, you never answered the question of why GOD would fill 1/3rd of the Bible with prophetical visions and predictions that are absolutely useless to us.
No, the difference is, your making predictions, and I'm not.

I didnt claim that prophect was impossible for us to understand. But Revelation isnt just any prophecy is it? GOD said noone will be able to predict the time of his second coming...do you believe that or not? Kinda a yes or no answer really. He also said that there would be BIG penalties leved against people who add or subtract from THE Revelation. I've shown you how TWO of your major cruxes to support the fact we are nearly at the Tribulation are ASSUMPTIONS, by addition of some modern technology and presupposing that is what the Scripture is refering to. Correct me if I'm wrong...but the Scripture itself doesnt mention the word Satelite TV, Nuclear Weapons...does it? Thats infered, possibly implied...but without seeing all of History...most importantly the future...its a best guess at present.

Naturally...rather then saying you dont know, and thats the best guess, you vilefy me for saying "Actually, we DONT know" I shouldnt be vilified for speaking the Truth...and you must say when a Truth is actually...an unknown

The point, Nathan of the prophecy isnt to understand it and work it out. Thats not why its given to us. There are plenty of reasons why its given to us that dont need our full understanding.

*a sign of divine control. GOD lets us know regardless of how bad things get, He will return.

*A sign of divine judgement. GOD lets us know those bad deeds will not forever go unpunished

*A sign of divine power. GOD is showing us the prophecy to put us in our place. To show who is incharge, to show how clever and wonderful he is, for nothing more then the sake of revealing His Glory.

*A devine warning. GOD is keeping us alert and on our toes. He is warning us to be ever ready for His Return.

*A Devine test, will we trust in GOD if one of the things I outline as a possiblity happens and it makes it look in the immediate like the world is not following GODs plan...do we accept he is bigger then us.

"The intelligence of the Intelligent I shall frustrate"

NateR
04-03-2009, 11:23 PM
No, the difference is, your making predictions, and I'm not.


Actually, that's either a deliberate lie or you're not really reading my posts. I've only stated possibilities, I haven't predicted anything.

NateR
04-03-2009, 11:44 PM
GOD said noone will be able to predict the time of his second coming...do you believe that or not? Kinda a yes or no answer really.

It helps if you read that whole passage:

Mark 13: 32-37
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

"Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' "

So, in contrast to your interpretation, we find that this passage of scripture is actually commanding us to watch for the signs of His Second Coming and to study prophecy.

About the nuclear weapons and satellite communications. In the past, before these things were possible, it was believed that they would be carried out by supernatural means. Only recently have we seen how it's possible for mankind to kill off a third of humanity with fire without requiring fire to be literally rained down from Heaven.

Revelation chapter 9 refers to the "plagues" of fire, smoke and brimstone. Could it be nuclear war? Yes. Could it be something that hasn't been invented yet? Yes. Could it be supernatural? Yes. So you are right that we don't know. However, that doesn't relieve us of our duty to "Watch!"

Tyburn
04-04-2009, 11:35 AM
Actually, that's either a deliberate lie or you're not really reading my posts. I've only stated possibilities, I haven't predicted anything.
Not this time...but it was you who posted the video that clearly said the Tribulation BEGAN in September 08 :huh:

Tyburn
04-04-2009, 11:36 AM
Revelation chapter 9 refers to the "plagues" of fire, smoke and brimstone. Could it be nuclear war? Yes. Could it be something that hasn't been invented yet? Yes. Could it be supernatural? Yes. So you are right that we don't know. However, that doesn't relieve us of our duty to "Watch!"
I will aggree with that :)

NateR
04-04-2009, 04:37 PM
Not this time...but it was you who posted the video that clearly said the Tribulation BEGAN in September 08 :huh:

I posted that as a way to stir discussion on the topic, not as a set-in-stone prediction. Anyways, it turns out part of that prediction came true.

atomdanger
04-05-2009, 12:53 AM
Wow


massive post... but some interesting stuff in there indeed.

Vizion
04-05-2009, 02:17 AM
Glad you liked it Atom!:)

Tyburn
04-05-2009, 11:45 AM
I posted that as a way to stir discussion on the topic, not as a set-in-stone prediction. Anyways, it turns out part of that prediction came true.
:mellow: oooh....I thought you believed it :laugh:

I got my Father to pencil it in his diary...just in case :laugh: HE DID :happydancing:

timmyja
04-09-2009, 01:33 PM
VERY interesting post. I normally don't venture into the Christian threads, but I had to read this one. I agree.. it really is a wake-up call. The end of the post said that the majority of people who read it would fall into two categories.. Those who are afraid and those who welcome. I can honestly say that I fall into the first group. I like to believe that I am a good person, I have never knowingly been deceitful or a thief, but the truth is that we all live in sin from day to day.. I like to think I am an honest person, I believe in GOD, and I believe that Jesus died to cleanse us of our sins through our belief in Him. What scares me tho, is what if I'm not living the right way? I don't know if that makes any sense, but I don't want to elaborate too deeply, because I will readily admit there is much that I do not know about my own faith.

VERY interesting post, indeed.

Crisco
04-09-2009, 04:39 PM
VERY interesting post. I normally don't venture into the Christian threads, but I had to read this one. I agree.. it really is a wake-up call. The end of the post said that the majority of people who read it would fall into two categories.. Those who are afraid and those who welcome. I can honestly say that I fall into the first group. I like to believe that I am a good person, I have never knowingly been deceitful or a thief, but the truth is that we all live in sin from day to day.. I like to think I am an honest person, I believe in GOD, and I believe that Jesus died to cleanse us of our sins through our belief in Him. What scares me tho, is what if I'm not living the right way? I don't know if that makes any sense, but I don't want to elaborate too deeply, because I will readily admit there is much that I do not know about my own faith.

This would be a good place to ask and start to learn :) Ignorance is only Bliss for so long brother.

Vizion
04-23-2009, 03:43 AM
This thread needs more views:wink: