We are living in the time of the end. The fast-fulfilling signs of the times declare that the coming of Al-Masih is near at hand. The days in which we live are solemn and important. The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues and judgements are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude.
The condition of things in the world shows that troubles times are right upon us. The daily papers are full of indications of a terrible conflict in the near future. Bold robberies are of frequent occurrence. Strikes are common. Thefts and murders are committed on every hand. Men possessed of demons are taking the lives of men, women, and little children. Men have become infatuated with vice, and every species of evil prevails.
More than being a “sign” of the times, this is an historical FACT of where we stand in earth’s history. The vision that God gave King Nebuchadnezzar as shown in the Bible verses above, and subsequently the interpretation to the prophet Daniel, consisted of an image of a man which depicted all the “ages” and ruling kingdoms from the time of Babylon until the second coming of Christ Jesus (the destroying Rock, which is the eternal kingdom of God). It perfectly foretold the future kingdoms of this world up until the end of time. And history confirms it as ACCURATE.
As you can see from the dream, the different parts of the man represented the different “ages” and ruling kingdoms of this world. And what is the last “age”? It’s the feet of the image. And when did the last age start? It started in the year 476 AD. when Rome fell and split into the ten kingdoms of Europe. Which means this world has been in the “last age” for over 1500 YEARS! So add that to the amazing signs of the last days that you will see throughout this site, and you are left with no doubt that we are living right at the end of the toes on the image and right at the end of time, soon to see the second coming of Christ Jesus.
This sign is clearly pointing to our days. Throughout history we have seen increase in knowledge, but for the past 150 years we had an explosion of knowledge, technology has developed at a rapid pace, which has led to great improvements in computer power, scientific discoveries and the medical profession. Just look at how much we have learned about the human body with things like DNA. This is pointing specifically to our day with planes, trains, automobiles and the busyness of modern day life.
“run to and fro and knowledge increase” applies also to the increase knowledge of Bible truths. “People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.” (Amos 8: 12).
Luke 17:28-30 …’Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.’
What was it like in Noah’s day and Lot’s day? We need to go to two other Bible verses to see what it was like. Genesis 6:13 tells us that in Noah’s day the “earth was filled with violence.” And in Jude 1:7 it says that in Lot’s day, Sodom and Gomorrha had given itself over to “fornication and strange flesh”. So violence prevailed in Noah’s day and sexual immorality (including homosexuality) prevailed in Lot’s day. And this would be a sign of the end times before Christ Jesus returns.
How about a rise in spiritualism and the occult in the world? Have we seen this? Well, just look at the television and movies today. “Twilight”, “Harry Potter”, “Lord of the Rings”, and a whole host of other television series and movies containing the occult and spiritualism. It has invaded our lives like no other time before us. And what is the cause of this? It is the false teaching of the immortality of the ‘soul’.
Spiritualism is also the cause of these ‘near death experiences’ which Satan is deceiving more and more people with.
Many people don’t realize that spiritualism has also invaded the majority of churches around the world, due to this false teaching of the immortality of the soul. Yet the Bible clearly teaches that “the dead know NOTHING” (Ecclesiastes 9:5), and that when we die we return to the dust of the ground from where we came (Genesis 3:19). But the churches have embraced this false teaching of the immortal soul, which is another sign of the times we live in.
So what about this Biblical sign? Is this being fulfilled in our day more than any other day before us? Most definitely. Just look at all the natural disasters we are getting now every year. Are the “seas and waves roaring”? Yes. Tens and even hundreds of thousands of people are being wiped out from Tsunamis and floods, and men’s hearts are certainly fearing what is happening to this world. In America in 2010, a record was set for the number of Federal Disaster Declarations given over a year. That number was 81. In 2011, that number was broken again, with 99 Disaster Declarations given, costing over 32 Billion Dollars. And 2012 produced another year of record breaking disasters. Dr. Robert Hartwig states … “The number of U.S. disaster declarations has been trending sharply upward, particularly over the past 15 years… We are really seeing things happening in this world now with regards to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy today.
Matthew 24:7 …’and earthquakes in divers places.’
The scoffers love to bash this one, but from the evidence available, it is clear that earthquakes are not only increasing in frequency, but also appearing in more and more “diverse places”, which the Bible predicted.
Remember, these signs are to intensify during the last days, and that is exactly what is happening with earthquakes.
Take a look at the following information and judge for yourself.
New Zealand felt a record 32,000 earthquakes in 2016.
We had a ‘millenium’s worth’ of earthquakes in just 2 years, during 2014 and 2015.
Big earthquakes have doubled in 2014 compared to each year since 1979.
A global SURGE in great earthquakes between 2004 – 2014.
“Current graphs clearly show an alarming worldwide trend of increasing earthquake strength and frequency. These results are in agreement with the USGS statistics page, which shows an increase in the frequency of stronger earthquakes.”
A series of massive quakes within 2 days in 2012 prompted an earthquake expert to suggest that the earth is “cracking up”
As of April 2017, there were around 3,498 earthquakes happening a month.
God is giving us plenty of warning through these events, and we will be without excuse if that day of Christ’s return comes upon us like a thief in the night and catches us unaware. We need to heed the signs and get ready!
Look into the earthquakes around the world. Christ said that there would be earthquakes in “diverse” places, and these events certainly fulfills that prophecy.
Matthew 24:4-5,11 …’many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ … and many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.’
1 Thessalonians 5:3 …’For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.’
Is this sign being fulfilled in our day? Yes. There is a call today which we were told about in end times prophecy that is uniting the world in an effort to bring peace. But this peace is a fake one (Amos 3:3, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Revelation 18:4). When they do declare “peace and safety” then destruction will come upon them (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
Matthew 24:6-7 …’And ye shall hear of wars … For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.’
Many people say that this isn’t a sign of the end times, because there have been wars since the beginning. Yes there have been wars since the beginning, but when you look at the frequency and intensity of wars, then it’s plain to see that this is a sign of the times we are living in. During the 20th century alone, more people have been killed as a result of war than all previous centuries combined. This has resulted in HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of people being killed in wars like World War I, World War II, Russian Civil War, Congo War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq, etc. Today, there are conflicts and wars raging all around the world.
So is war a sign for today? Of course is it. But remember, we are not to take any of these signs ON THEIR OWN. Jesus said … “when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near”. (Matthew 24:33). Taking one sign like this on it’s own will not prove we are living in the last days. All signs need to be fulfilled.
Just look at the famine that has struck the world over the past 30 years. Thousands die everyday of starvation. Global starvation is spreading and increasing causing 1 Billion people to go hungry around the world. Add to that the failed crops throughout the world because of extreme weather, and bees dying off in massive numbers, and we have a worldwide shortage of food on it’s way. BILLION people survive on less than 2 dollars per day!
The sad thing about this sign, is that the amount of food that is wasted in the developed world could feed the hungry! So think about those in need next time you are about to fill up your shopping trolley with food that will be wasted. The Bible teaches us that we need to be helping the poor and needy, by giving them of our bread and clothing. Rather than throwing away what we don’t want or need.
Christians were being killed for their faith in the first century, as well as during the dark ages when the Roman Catholic Church ruled the world and killed tens of millions of God’s people. This is being repeated today in places like the Middle East, China, North Korea, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Egypt, where many Christians are being killed for their faith in Christ Jesus everyday. And once the mark of the beast is enforced soon, then this persecution will spread to the Western World.
Idolatry, Adultery, Violence, Lust, Greed, Disrespect, Homosexuality, Theft, Lying, Aggression, Selfishness. Is this Biblical sign fulfilled in our day? Absolutely! Just go back 50 years and you would not see half the sin and wickedness that we see in people today. Look at what is portrayed on our TV screens and in the movies and video games! Violence, lust and all manner of evil. This is one of the major end of time signs. Our world today is aching under the burden of sin and I’m sure God will not allow it to continue for much longer.
And do you know the worst thing about “sin” today? It is made into “ENTERTAINMENT”! Through movies, television programs, radio, magazines, comics, you name it! The majority of people in this world today, are happily entertained by these same things.
And please note, I am not just talking about the sins of non believers. A sure sign that we are living in the end times is the fact that the world is full of unconverted, sin loving people! Many of them thinking they don’t need to keep the ten commandments, and can continue living in sin, as long as they “believe” in Allah and go to worship once a week. Yes, iniquity has abounded!
Notice Jesus said “THIS” gospel? There are many “gospels” being preached out there, but it is the TRUE GOSPEL that is to be preached to the world before the end can come. So is this being fulfilled today as one of the end time signs? Yes, because God’s people are preaching the true gospel throughout the world like never before, through the internet, tv and satellite, radio, in the pulpit, and through print. We have never had the resources available before to reach the world the way we can now.
What end time message is God’s true servants taking to the world today? THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL OF REVELATION 14
Take a look at this interesting quote from the 1980’s … “Before the final end, the world is to hear the message of the Lord’s coming. Had no more rapid means of conveyance and communication been found than existed a century ago, it would have been impossible to communicate such a message to one generation. But such a work must be done for the last generation … Then the last generation everywhere must hear the message, and this calls for rapid transit, and lightning couriers to bear the tidings to various parts of the earth.”
And what do we have now for “rapid transit” of the gospel message around the world? The internet and satellite! We are living in a time like no other and the gospel message is soon to reach the final corners of the earth, and THEN the final stages of this earth’s history will take place.
This sign of the end is powerful just on its own! Do we live in a world full of pleasure seekers? Most certainly. Again, to fulfill this end of world sign, we only need look at the professing Christian churches. A great majority of professing Christians are lovers of pleasure more than they love God. They fill their lives with television, partying, socializing, reading novels, playing games, wasting time on social networks like facebook, and God gets little of their time.
The films, tv programs and music that professing Christians are happy to listen to today is just shocking! There is no distinction between your average Christian and a worldly person today. Should Christians listen to secular music and watch all the garbage that they do? No, not at all.
The programs and films that are watched by professed Christians today are an abomination to God
Now, go back 50 years or more and this would not be the problem it is today, because life was much simpler back then, without all the worldly entertainment. How many Christian homes give time to worship God as a family everyday? Not too many I guess, because they are too busy watching their favorite tv program, or reading their favorite novel, or playing their favorite games. We certainly live in a pleasure seeking world. This sign of the last days is fulfilled in our generation.
Men are still living as if nothing is going to happen. Pleasure lovers are still crowding into bars, theaters, gambling halls and sports arenas. The highest excitement prevails, and yet probation’s hour is fast closing, and every case is about to be eternally decided. Satan sees that his time is short, and he’s always at work that men may be deceived, deluded, occupied and entranced, until the day of probation shall be ended, and the door of mercy be forever shut.
The world is full of people who only have a “form” of Godliness. How many are actually living the faith that they proclaim? How many live according to the way laid out in the Holy Book? Not many, which is why Isa Al-Masih said … “will I find faith when I return?” (Luke 18: 8). And which is why He said that only few would find the narrow way, as the majority will head down the broad way to destruction. Why? Because they loved the world more than they loved God!
Yes, there may be “revivals” going on around the world today. But many of them only have that “form” of Godliness and are not filled with the true Spirit of God. All you need today is to turn away from sin and live holy lives for God.