Signs of the End of this Age

"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." -Matt 24:12 (KJV)

What in the world is happening to and on this earth? Wars, distress, famines, viruses, sicknesses, weather out of control, earthquakes, terrorism, crime, peril, lawlessness, murders, and the list goes on. Why does it seem that these are intensifying with frequency? The answer can be found in the Bible, in the words of Jesus Christ to His disciples when He talked with them on the Mt of Olives before He was about to be put to death by the Jews and Romans. The apostle Paul wrote about these times in some of his epistles and we can find evidence of the signs preceding Christ's return from the Old Testament as well. Let's review some of these things we are seeing and will see according to scripture. Just remember there will be absolutely terrible times as we approach the events up to and during Daniel's Seventh Week (called the Tribulation). The intensity, veracity and velocity of these things will be surreal. You may ask why must this be? I will answer – it's because of the gross sin of mankind and his rebellion and rejection of the God of all Creation – Isa 13:11. Look at the list below for things that have happened, are happening and will be coming our way.

  • Deceit, lies and deception by false Christ's, false teachers, false doctrine – lack of Biblical truth.
  • Wars and rumors of wars – Psalm 83 and Eze 38 and more…
  • Famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places – happening now
  • Christian's (those who are saved) will be hated for His name's sake and many offended
  • Because of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold
  • Perilous/terrible times – men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying its power
  • Men will not endure sound doctrine but instead will desire easy and comforting teachers and the messages they bring
  • Many will turn away from faith in Christ – they will fall away in apostasy. Many will follow doctrines of demons that speak lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron
  • Evil people and imposters will become worse deceiving and being deceived
  • Scoffers and mockers will increase about Christ's Second Coming
  • Men will hate one another and kill one another
  • An Antichrist will arise with all kinds of signs, lying wonders after the working of Satan
  • A False Prophet will arise and lead many astray to worship the Antichrist
  • Many will perish because they didn't receive the truth but instead chose their pleasure in unrighteousness
  • Many will rely on their idols of wealth, status, fame and continue to reject the Lord
  • So God will send a strong delusion to those that don't believe in Him that they should believe wicked lies

These then are just a few things that will occur in the end time or latter days before Jesus Christ returns. So why are all these things happening to us today? Below are verses from the OT that sum up the end results but they are not good:

"And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy." – 2 Chr 36:15-16 (KJV)

"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them; But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil." Prov 1:28-33 (KJV)

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it." – Amos 8:11-12 (KJV)

"For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain." -Isa 26:21 (KJV)

Friends, it's time to heed the signs of the times and wake up and get right with God before the things described above overwhelms people to the point of almost total spiritual blindness. Then look out! This is not a joke, God does not play games, this is not a Hollywood flick, God means business. He's loving, kind, faithful, merciful but also just. He doesn't take pleasure in the death of the wicked but would rather that all men turn from their wicked ways and live – Eze 18:23. He wants all to repent and turn to Him – Acts 3:19. So how do you do this – Rom 10:9-13. Seek Him while He may be found and you will reserve a place in heaven when you step into eternity. Turn away from God, don't believe in His Son Jesus Christ and you are already condemned and damned to Hell – John 3:18-20. Strong words – not mine but God's.

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-BPWatcher – Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman


"Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?"

- 2 Peter 3:11-12 (KJV)

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America: A Nation That Has Lost Its Focus on God – Chaos and Confusion Ensues

"Congress averts security agency shutdown with one-week spending fix", Reuters – 2/28/2015

"Fundamentally Freund: Obama – More concerned about silencing Israel than protecting it", The Jerusalem Post – 2/28/2015

"Bolton: ‘Obama Has the Worst Relationship with Israel’ Since 1948", CNS News – 2/27/2015

 

Bible Prophecy Commentary – Godlessness Increases:

America's Congress cannot even come together to pass a funding bill for the agency that supposedly protects the Homeland. How utterly stunning and saddening is this? We have all but turned our backs on Israel now and it seems even to be getting worse. We should be embarrassed about how we are treating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the course and purpose of his visit next week. We should be ashamed to the max! When a nation as blessed as America has been kicks Almighty God out of its government plus out of its public and private lives then be watchful for the fallout. You can almost see the "writing on the wall" for this nation called America. We are falling apart at the seams. Chaos, confusion and ineffectiveness are prevalent. God's rock-solid hand of protection and blessing have all but left. And this goes for other nations as well. Look at France with its anti-Semitic posture and the UK – all removing God from their lives and most importantly from their leaders in governments. Folks, the world is heading for judgment. Where are you at with Almighty God right now? With Him or against Him – Matt 12:30?

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nighWatch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." -Luke 21:28, 36 (KJV)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

Coram Deo

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

A NATION WITHOUT ALMIGHTY GOD!

"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." -Psa 9:17 (KJV)

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." -Prov 29:18 (KJV)

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Is the U.S. Headed for a Showdown With Almighty God Casting Israel Adrift? Are We Feeling His Curse Upon Our Nation?

"The Odds Of A War Between Israel And Iran Just Went Way Up", The Economic Collapse – 2/25/2015

"Kerry: Because Netanyahu Supported Iraq War, He Is Not to Be Trusted on Iran", Breaking Israel News – 2/26/2015

"Alongside negotiations with the US on a nuclear deal, Iran practices destroying American Gulf vessels", DEBKAfile – 2/26/2015

"Iranian military drill targets mock US carrier", The Times of Israel – 2/25/2015

"Boston Tops 100 Inches Of Snow In Record-Setting Winter", CBS Boston – 2/25/2015

Bible Prophecy Commentary – Is the Cursing Hand of God Upon America?

One has just to look at the weather patterns gripping America this winter and for that matter the past few winters and summers. We have experienced excruciating cold and mounting mountains of snow across our land. But why? Why is extreme weather becoming more extreme here in the US? Have we crossed a line with Almighty God in our treatment of Israel? Has our pride and arrogance caused us to see more than He sees? Are we becoming more of a heathen nation than one who follows and esteems Almighty God? Have we lost our way and shunned Him making our own decisions and doing our own thing? Folks, read the articles above and observe how our nation now views the leaders of Israel. I would say with contempt and ungodly arrogance. Understand that Almighty God, Jehovah God, Yahweh God will not be mocked –  Gal 6:7.

To make matters worse, we are trying to make a deal with the same people and nation that wants Americans DEAD – Iran!! Are you kidding me? What is going on? How can we even sit at the same table and negotiate anything with the same regime that wants to exterminate us (and Israel) and have so said many, many times? And on top of all this we have now all but turned our backs on Israel. Oh yes, the official 'support' rhetoric is there but where is the diplomatic support – the strong ties of, "Yes, I've got your back under all circumstances and situations"? And will we really be there if and when the missiles, bombs and bullets start flying?

"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." -gen 12:3 (KJV)

Looking at this from a Biblical perspective – it is this author's belief that we are now under a curse from God since we have not maintained clear and solid ties with our greatest ally in the Middle East or for that matter the world. God is not kidding on this – Gen 12:3. We should be standing alongside Israel in their fears of the totalitarian – oppressive and tyrannical – Iranian leaders that have provoked them through endless terror both covertly and overtly and has called for their annihilation over and over again. And yet even while at this negotiating table for a twisted and dysfunctional nuke deal, Iran is deriding and insulting us by destroying a mock US carrier in the Persian Gulf. Folks, something is desperately wrong here. We have and are experiencing Isa 5:19-20 – right is wrong and wrong is right, good is evil and evil is good. Friends the "woes" are coming our way, IMO, fast!

Please seek the Lord and pray for this nation and our leaders for deceit and deception are making clear inroads into thinking what is right and wrong for this nation and Israel and for the world.

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!" -Isa 5:20-21 (KJV)

 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

Coram Deo

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

WOES TO THE NATIONS THAT COME AGAINST ISRAEL!

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."  -Zech 12:3-4 (KJV)
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