Reasons why we are in the end times right now!
It's not "global warming"; it's "global warning!"
Doomsayers throughout the ages have been trying to convince the world that 'the end' is here - or at least, very near - because of the weird weather patterns, wars, famines, new diseases, etc. Well, "the end" couldn't arrive until most of the Bible prophecies had been fulfilled - and ironically, the Biblical Feasts that Christians are ignoring foreshadow the sequence of events! Take a look at this video if you think things are not getting worse!
For instance, most Christians insist there will be a "pre-tribulation rapture." But please think about this: Man has been undergoing tribulations since he got kicked out of the Garden. Just recently the East Coast of the United States suffered major damage from Hurricane Sandy; and Haiti, New Zealand and Japan underwent major tribulations via horrible earthquakes and tsunamies and the resulting destruction of nuclear power plants that scattered radiation into the atomosphere...and there were Christians in all of those countries! Is that not "tribulation"?
We are IN the end times right now, and things are progressively getting worse - and we're all still here....Nobody has been "raptured out" including those believers who died in the senseless movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, in late July 2012...and the December 2012 killing of 26 people (20 of them little children!)at an elementary school in Connecticut!
For anyone who believes they will be "raptured out" before "anything bad happens to this world," they need to tell it to the people of Joplin, Missouri, who lost 70 percent of their city to a horrendous Category 5 tornado in May, 2011! Or to the people of Louisiana who were once again hit by so much flooding that they had to open some flood gates to destroy smaller towns in order to save New Orleans....
There is no such thing as "pre-trib rapture or a "seven year tribulation" - that seven year period mentioned in Daniel is the period after the peace treaty is signed with Israel. According to the Scriptures Yeshua will return exactly seven years after the Antichrist (whoever that turns out to be) signs a seven year treaty with Israel. In the meantime, we are and will continue to experience "tribulations" around the world. The disasters are coming faster and faster. The Bible tells us that, in the end times, there will be so many that we can't even recover from one disaster before the next one hits....
Daniel 9: 26 Then, after the sixty-two weeks, Mashiach will be cut off and have nothing. The people of a prince yet to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary, but his end will come with a flood, and desolations are decreed until the war is over. 27 He will make a strong covenant with leaders for one week [of years]. For half of the week he will put a stop to the sacrifice and the grain offering. On the wing of detestable things the desolator will come and continue until the already decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator."
The day we hear of someone making a seven year peace treaty with Israel, we'll be able to count exactly seven years until Y'shua's return! (The "antichrist" may or may not be a man; it may simply be the antichrist SYSTEM of the world.)
Never before has the world seen the accumulation of events as we have today - and many of them are directly related to the United States' involvement in dividing Israel Although no one knows the day nor the
hour that Messiah will return, no generation has had as many signs of
the times as our generation. We have more reason to believe that Yeshua
could come in our lifetime than any other generation before us. Take a look at just one of the ways God is allowing us to suffer the consequences of our disobedience: The May 2010 flooding in Nashville, TN.
It seems most pastors prefer to avoid the
topic of "end-time" and end-time prophecies altogether.
They simply don't want to talk about it and, what's more,
most people don't want to hear about it, either. That's
because, many people "go to church" simply to warm the pews, sing, have a
good time, and have their ears "tickled" by feel-good stuff. Most turn a deaf ear to the obvious signs:
(1) Strange weather patterns, increasing earthquakes, toranadoes, tsunamies, volcanoes, fires and floods, etc.
(2) Growing decadence among earth's human population where degenerate and ungodly behavior is "in" today. The Bible warned us these things were coming:
Romans 1: 22 Claiming to be wise, they have become fools! 23 In fact, they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for mere images, like a mortal human being, or like birds, animals or reptiles! 24 This is why God has given them up to the vileness of their hearts' lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other's bodies. 25 They have exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, by worshiping and serving created things, rather than the Creator - praised be he for ever. Amen. 26 This is why God has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchange natural sexual relations for unnatural; 27 and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burn with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appropriate to their perversion. 28 In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things. 29 They are filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and vice; stuffed with jealousy, murder, quarreling, dishonesty and ill-will; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God; they are insolent, arrogant and boastful; they plan evil schemes; they disobey their parents; 31 they are brainless, faithless, heartless and ruthless. 32 They know well enough God's righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die; yet not only do they keep doing them, but they applaud others who do the same.
2 Peter 2: 19. And they promise them liberty while they themselves are the slaves of corruption: for, by whatever thing a man is vanquished, to that is he enslaved. 20. For if, when they have escaped the pollutions of the world by the knowledge of our Master and Redeemer Y’shua the Mashiyach, they become again involved in the same and are vanquished, their latter state is worse than the former. 21. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after having known (it), to turn back from the Set Apart Commandment that was delivered to them. 22. But the true proverb has happened to them: the dog returns to his vomit and the pig that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.
Please read on....
December 2010/January 2011: Devastating floods and mud slides in California, Australia, Brazil and elsewhere around the globe. In the United States, major snowstorms battered the Midwest and East Coast....
New Zealand had not even finished cleaning up from a horrible September 2010 earthquake when another devastating quake hit the second largest NZ city of Christchurch. Looking at this from a biblical perspective, could these quakes have been God's wrath for the outlawing of Kosher meat slaughtering in New Zealand in May 2010? In 2010 neighboring Australia condemned Israel regarding the "flotilla" incident, and several months later, they were hit with massive floods, tsunamis and general devastation.....
Mega-storm of the 21st Century hammers the Midwest, Southeast and mid Atlantic regions of the US: The US National Weather Service has been keeping well documented weather records since 1870. On October 26, 2010, the Midwest super-storm was rated as the strongest non-coastal Low pressure system in the Continental US. The city of Bigfoot, Minnesota recorded a barometric pressure of 28.20 inches or 955 MB at 5:34 PM CDT on Tuesday. That pressure is what is normally found in a Category 3 hurricane with 115 MPH winds. Widespread high winds of between 35-45 MPH were reported over a large portion of the Midwest on Tuesday, with gusts over hurricane force. Storm Warnings on Lake Superior brought sustained winds to the Rock of Ages lighthouse on Isle Royale of 68 mph with gusts to 78 mph at 3 AM EDT on Wednesday morning.
July 2010: "Barefoot Bandit" arrested in the Bahamas. Colton Harris-Moore, a 20-year old who had been on the run since escaping from a Washington state halfway house in 2008, was finally captured and arrested in July 2010. Harris-Moore is accused of breaking into dozens of homes and committing burglaries across Washington, as well as in British Columbia and Idaho. He is also suspected of stealing at least five planes -- including the aircraft he allegedly lifted in Indiana and flew more than 1,000 miles to the Bahamas, despite a lack of formal flight training. Some of his alleged actions appeared intended to taunt police: In February, someone who broke into a grocery store in Washington's San Juan Islands drew cartoonish, chalk-outline feet all over the floor. Through it all, his ranks of supporters grew and this outlaw has been lauded as a folk hero by a godless world! Some of his more than 60,000 Facebook fans posted disappointed messages Sunday, while others promoted T-shirts and tote bags with the words "Free Colton!" and "Let Colton Fly!"
In August 2010, Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater was arrested for cursing out a passenger on an airplane public-address system, after which he grabbed some beer from the galley and exited on an emergency slide, which will cost the airline in excess of $25,000 to replace, according to Jet Blue security. Slater who is a "gay" man, made the announcement "I've had it!" just before his departure....And people are lauding him as a folk hero! According to one of the morning shows who did a short expose on Slater, a female fast-food worker applauded Slater suggesting she would like to do something "heroic" before leaving her job, too - "like putting a cockroach in someone's salad"....
Iceland volcano eruption in April 2010 brought intercontinental air travel to a standstill. The 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull were a sequence of volcanic events at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland which although were not huge in volcanic terms, caused enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe over an initial period of 6 days in April 2010....
Gulf Oil Spill: A catastrophic BP offshore drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico caused the worst oil spill disaster in US history - a spill that immediately began releasing 5,000 barrels of oil per day. Efforts to manage the spill with controlled burning, dispersal and plugging the leak were unsuccessful for months. This incident came on the heels of President Obama's announcement that US would no longer automatically support Israel in the UN on the same day that Israel was celebrating it's Independence! The very next day, the Deep Water Horizon BP oil rig exploded! Coincidence or the Hand of God?
Same thing happened when we helped in the Gaza "disengagement" (also see Wikipedia article)- in the same timeframe Hurricane Katrina "disengaged" New Orleans...during which, by the way, American "displacements" numbered approximately the same as in Gaza. Coincidence?
Haiti, 2010: The country had not yet recovered from the havoc wreaked by catastrophic storms in 2008 that left a thousand dead and up to 1 million homeless when a devastating 7M earthquake struck on January 12, 2010. The massive tremor's epicenter was approximately 10 miles southwest from the capital, Port-au-Prince, and at a depth of 6.2 miles and is the most powerful to hit in 200 years....
Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane as well as one of the five deadliest, in the history of the United States. At least 1,836 people lost their lives in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane. Four years later, thousands of displaced residents in Mississippi and Louisiana were still living in trailers....
By the end of 2009, there were 14,286 deaths worldwide from the Swine Flu, with approximately 10,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. In January 2010, several days of the coldest temperatures South Florida has seen in years ruined orange groves, cucumber fields and tropical fish ponds across the state. Parts of Arizona were under four feet of snow. In Southern California, a winter storm flooded roads, caused tornado-like winds and small mudslides in foothill communities. In recent years, countless homes were lost in California due to fire caused by "an unprecedented number of lightning strikes"....
The above represent just a few examples of the disasters plaguing our earth during what the Bible calls the "birth pangs" (Matthew 24:8, Mark 13:8)!
Matthew 24: 3. And while Y'shua was sitting on the Mount of Olives, his disciples drew near and were saying among themselves and to him, "Tell us when these things will be and what is the sign of your coming and the end of the world." 4. Y'shua answered and said to them, Beware, let no man deceive you. 5. For many will come in my name and will say that "I am the Mashiyach." And many they will deceive. 6. For you are bound to hear of revolutions and rumor of wars. Watch out and do not be disturbed, for it is necessary that all these things happen, but it is not yet the end. 7. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes in different places. 8. But all these things are only the beginning of sorrows. 9. Then they will deliver to afflictions and they will kill you and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. 10. Then many will stumble and will hate one another and will betray one another. 11. And many false prophets will arise and deceive many. 12. And because of the growth of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold. 13. But whoever has patience until the end, he will have life. 14. And this Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.... (AENT)
Whether or not pastors choose to talk about
"the end times", and whether or not congregations of people
go to "have their ears tickled," or just to warm the pews,
the fact remains that Yeshua IS returning and, when He
does, things are going to change. The Bible says so.
Zephaniah 1:18 - Neither
their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On
the day of the Lord's wrath; And all the earth will be
devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will make a
complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the
inhabitants of the earth."
tells us that no one knows the exact day or hour of Yeshua's
return, but that we are to be aware and to prepare for it.
In the meantime, we need to keep up with what's happening
in the world, because the signs are all around us.
The Bible predicts many things for the end
times. Please note, for the sake of space and time, only a
few of many scripture verses have been listed in each
Front and center is the prophecy in the Book of Revelation which tells us that many believers in Yeshua Ha'Maschiach will be beheaded for their belief:
Revelation 20:4 - Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them received authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for testifying about Yeshua and proclaiming the word of God, also those who had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received the mark on their foreheads and on their hands. They came to life and ruled with the Messiah for a thousand years.
Ask yourself this: Who are the ONLY people in the world who still behead? It's the Muslims! The Koran tells its followers to kill the "infidels" (anyone non Muslim who refuses to convert). See passages such as Q. 2:193, 5:34, 8:65, 9: 5, 9:123, 14:17, 22:9, to mention a few.
What has Islam - that supposed "religion of peace" - done to the world?
Well, remember 9/11? Remember the Marine barracks in Beirut? Who was it that went on a mad rampage that destroyed property in parts of Europe and killed approximately 40 innocent people simply because some Danish journalist drew cartoons of "the last prophet" Mohammed? The Muslim terrorism incidents go WAY back, and the incidents continue to rise. (See Mark of the Beast; Death to America which lists some past terrorism incidents prior to 9/11; see also: Germany, Wake Up.
Muslim terrorism today includes the actual beheadings of any and all "infidels" - anyone who in some way offends Islam or its adherents. Remember Nicholas Berg, Kim Sun-il, and others? Folks, it has begun! God is clearly using the spirit of Islam to help usher in His end-time scenario! Things are happening that are beyond our control....
Whether we choose to believe it, or not, God DOES have an ultimate purpose for us, and there WILL be an end to the world as we know it:
- Deuteronomy 32:23-25 - I will
send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and
deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild
beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.
- Luke 21:10-12 - There will be
great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various
places, and fearful events and great signs from
- Revelation 6:7-9 - I looked,
and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named
Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were
given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword,
famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the
- Revelation 18:7-9 - Therefore
in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning
and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the
Lord God who judges her.
Daniel 12:3-5 says "...many will rush here and there as knowledge increase": 2,500 years ago the prophet Daniel foresaw a generation where knowledge would suddenly and explosively
increase. (This could be referring to knowledge of Torah, God's Word in general or, perhaps technical knowledge, i.e., computers, cloning, DNA, etc...) Please
remember not to confuse "Knowledge" with "Wisdom". There's
a major difference! Knowledge can be a very dangerous thing
in the wrong hands and if used for evil or "worldly"
purposes. Here are a couple of examples:
(March 13, 2001) The London Daily Telegraph
reports: "Secret human cloning experiments have been taking
place in Australia for the past two years. In 1999,
researchers implanted a cell containing human DNA in a pig.
The cloned embryo lived for 32 days before it was
(May 18, 2002) Techreview.com reports: "Human
cloning will almost surely happen. In the past, other new
reproductive technologies were denounced at first; but then
they were adapted to serve human procreational needs and
ultimately became commonplace practices. Human cloning
already has advocates. According to polls, six percent of
adult Americans support human cloning....
Global warming, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes, dramatic weather changes - this is just a small sample:
- Mark 13:7-9: - "Nation
will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines.
These are the beginning of birth pains."
UPI reported: "Tue Feb 20,2001 - Ice caps in
the world's tropical regions are melting at an alarming
rate and may disappear in the next 10 to 20 years....
Independent Foreign Service - In southern France, record high temperatures were recorded in June 2003, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40C in parts of south-west France. This resulted in June average temperatures of 5C to 7C above the long-term average. In the United States, there were 562 tornadoes during May, which resulted in 41 deaths. This was a record for the number of tornadoes in any month. The previous record was 399 tornadoes in June 1992. In India, this year's pre-monsoon heatwave brought peak temperatures of more than 45C. At least 1,400 people died because of the hot weather. In Sri Lanka, heavy rainfalls from Tropical Cyclone 01B exacerbated already wet conditions, resulting in flooding and landslides that left at least 300 people dead..."New record extreme events occur every year somewhere in the globe, but in recent years the number of such extremes have been increasing ... the increase in temperature in the 20th century is likely to have been the largest in any century during the past 1000 years."
National Geographic News, December 26, 2004: The earthquake that generated the great Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Giant forces that had been building up deep in the Earth for hundreds of years were released suddenly on December 26, shaking the ground violently and unleashing a series of killer waves that sped across the Indian Ocean at the speed of a jet airliner. By the end of the day more than 150,000 people were dead or missing and millions more were homeless in 11 countries (including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Maldives and Myanma and Somalia), making it perhaps the most destructive tsunami in history.
In New Orleans on September 2005, Hurricane Katrina turned out to be one of the worst disasters in U.S. history - And it followed on the heels of President Bush's approval of and involvement in the "Gaza Disengagement." Please take note of the fact that, immediately after the Gaza disengagement, Hurricane Katrina hit and displaced "tenfold" the number of people that were displaced in Gaza....
October 2005: Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake on the Pakistan/India border killed tens of thousands and left thousands homeless.
California fires: Eight people died and 40 firefighters were injured in Southern California the week of October 25, 2007 as seven counties were destroyed by raging wind-driven fires that caused $1 billion worth of damage. The fires caused the largest evacuation in California history, and the largest in the U.S. since hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Please note: This devastating event happened approximately one week after California Governor Arnold signed another "pro-gay" bill. When will our leaders start paying attention to GOD?
May, 2008: Cyclone in Myanmar killed more than 22,500.
May 2008: Magnitude 7.8 earthquake in China killed around 15,000 and left thousands homeless.
May 2008: Some jerk purposely set fires in Florida that scorched more than 26,000 acres....
June 2008: The first legal homosexual "marriages" take place in California. That same month, the state saw an unprecedented number of fires sparked by an unprecedented number of lightning strikes. How much louder can God speak against something He called an abomination? (Leviticus 18:22) And truth be told, California probably ain't seen NUTHIN' yet! How much more of California will end up scorched by fire before the powers-that-be will realize God does not condone your actions?
July 2012: CNN star journalist Anderson Cooper announces he's "gay and proud of it"....Since the last time we posted about "gays" in 2008, homosexuality has been accepted as the norm. Those who oppose homosexuality are being dubbed as being intolerant and homophobic....
Mysterious diseases caused by "beasts of the
Revelation 6:7-9: - I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider
was named Death, and Hades was following close behind
him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to
kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts
of the earth.
- Luke 21: 10 Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
- Jeremiah 16:3-5: "They will die of
deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but
will be like refuse lying on the ground. They will perish
by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become
food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the
In 2001 FoxNews.com reported on "Foot and Mouth"
disease: "Countries in the European continent are taking
drastic measures to contain an outbreak of the highly
contagious disease. While it does not effect humans, it can
be deadly to livestock and spread like wildfire in the air,
on clothing and even spread on vehicle tires. The outbreak
began in the U.K. and other European countries are
scrambling to prevent it from crossing the channel. (In the Spring/Summer of 2001, Great Britain killed and burned many of its beef cattle to keep the disease from spreading. To this day, there are still outbreaks in different parts of the world.)
The 2002 Pig Health.Com reported that the Nipah virus epidemic, which began in October 1998, 258 people (mostly pig farm workers) developed encephalitis and 104 died. One million pigs were slaughtered to control the virus. The virus affects rats, cats, dogs and horses as well as swine. Reported findings in 2004 included the fact that Fruit bats - which had been forced to move closer to civilization due to their habitats being destroyed - were to blame. It appeared that some of the infected bats feeding on fruit trees near pig farms, would drop some of the fruit into the pens, thus causing the pigs to become ill with the virus.
Great Britain also suffered through "Mad Cow" Disease, which was thought to have been caused by feeding cows meat proteins. Bubonic Plague, a disease which killed thousands in Europe during the Middle Ages, has again reared its ugly head in certain spots around the globe, including parts of the US. AIDS, caused by the Green Monkey Virus, has been around since approximately 1987, with still no cure in sight....
June 10, 2003: CNN reports: "Mormon crickets are chewing their way through southwestern Idaho at an alarming rate, devouring crops and creating road hazards in what locals say is the worst outbreak since World War II....
ROME, Reuters, Aug. 26, 2004: Locust swarms infesting Mauritania and other African nations could develop into a full-scale plague without additional foreign aid, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (news - web sites) said Thursday. The region is facing its most serious locust crisis in 15 years, with swarms of desert locusts moving from northwest Africa into Mauritania, Mali and Niger, where many people are subsistence farmers. The FAO said there was also a moderate risk that swarms would reach Darfur, Sudan, where violence has left 2 million people short of food and medicine. Desert locust swarms usually contain millions of insects per square mile and can travel more than 90 miles a day. They can devastate entire crop fields in minutes, with adult locusts munching their own weight, about 0.0755 of an ounce, a day. The swarms are stoking fears of famine, and the Rome-based U.N. agency said the situation was deteriorating in countries like Mauritania and Mali.
2006: Avian (Bird) flu: The current outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which began in South-East Asia in mid-2003, are the largest and most severe on record. Never before in the history of this disease have so many countries been simultaneously affected, resulting in the loss of so many birds....Despite an advance warning that has lasted almost two years, the world is ill-prepared to defend itself during a pandemic. WHO has urged all countries to develop preparedness plans, but only around 40 have done so. WHO has further urged countries with adequate resources to stockpile antiviral drugs nationally for use at the start of a pandemic. Around 30 countries are purchasing large quantities of these drugs, but the manufacturer has no capacity to fill these orders immediately. On present trends, most developing countries will have no access to vaccines and antiviral drugs throughout the duration of a pandemic.
2007: Birds mysteriously fall from the sky according to a January 10, 2007 Daily Mail article which said, in part: Three weeks ago thousands of crows, pigeons, wattles and honeyeaters fell out of the sky in Esperance, Western Australia. Then last week dozens of grackles, sparrows and pigeons dropped dead on two streets in Austin, Texas. As birds continue to die in Esperance and the town's dawn chorus remains eerily silent, vets in both countries have been unable to establish a cause of death - despite carrying out a large number of autopsies on the birds. Wildlife officials from Western Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation said they were baffled by the "catastrophic event"....
April 2009: An outbreak of a new human-to-human transmitted disease - a viral strain called "H1N1" which is a combination of bird flu, swine flu and human flu. Spreading rapidly from person to person, it is suspected that birds infected the swine with bird flu which mutated and spread among pigs. This was then picked up by humans in contact with the pigs and mutated into a human-carrying component.
Mark of the Beast:
- Revelation 13:16-18....so
that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which
is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
- Revelation 14:8-10..... A
third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If
anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his
mark on the forehead or on the hand,
- Revelation 14:10-12....
And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever.
There is no rest day or night for those who worship the
beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of
- Revelation 16:1-3.....The
first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and
ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the
mark of the beast and worshiped his image.
What is the "Mark of the Beast"? No one knows for sure, but chances are excellent that it is Islam. Why Islam? For one thing, because the Book of Revelation tells us that many believers in Christ will be beheaded (not shot or stabbed or choked, but BEHEADED):
Revelation 20: Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them received authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for testifying about Yeshua and proclaiming the Word of God, also those who had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received the mark on their foreheads and on their hands. They came to life and ruled with the Messiah for a thousand years.
Islam as a religion is completely "anti-Christ". The goal of radical Islam is to force the world to convert or die. Islam's "mark" can be noticed by the fact that they worship an entity called Allah (which is a mere title for "God"). They pray five times a day while facing Mecca (not Jerusalem). They pray in mosques (not churches or synagogues), and they lead an antiquated way of life that includes keeping their women subdued and clothed from head to foot. Although their "final prophet" Mohammed "borrowed" Scriptures from the Torah (first five books of Moses), NOTHING they do or believe in any way resembles YHWH's original teaching and instruction. (Please see our complete study on the Mark of the Beast.)
(May 12, 2002) The Associated Press reported:
A Florida family on Friday became the first to be implanted
with computer chips that researchers hope will someday
become an easy way to provide emergency room staffers with
patients' medical information....Jeff and Leslie Jacobs, along with their
14-year-old son, Derek, had the tiny chips implanted in
their arms. Each chip is about the size of a grain of rice,
and insertion takes about a minute under local
anesthesia....The chips, called the VeriChip, were designed
by Palm Beach-based Applied Digital Solutions Inc. They are
similar to chips implanted in pets to identify them if they
are lost.....The chips used by the Jacobs family contain
only telephone numbers and information about previous
medications. The data can be read by a hand-held computer
and printed out....
The world will turn against the Jews and Israel with a vengeance:
- Isaiah 60:15 - "Whereas you have been [Is 1:7-9; 6:11-13; Jer 30:17] forsaken and [Is 66:5] hated With no one passing through, I will make you an everlasting [Is 4:2; 65:18] pride, A joy from generation to generation.
- Joel 3:2 - 'I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.'
- Ezekiel 36:8-10 - "'But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home. I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown, and I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.”
- Matthew 24:9 - "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
For centuries everybody has been fighting
over this tiny country to claim it as "their" holy place.
It seems that the whole world has always "had it in" for
Jews in one way or another, and some (i.e. Hitler) have
even tried to annihilate them completely (see "A Study of Israel's Past and Future"). The bottom line is, this issue dates back to the conflict between Isaac and Ishmael, and will not be resolved until Yeshua returns....
Still not convinced?
The Book of Revelation shows hint of nuclear
war (although God does NOT need our man-made weapons to make His end-time scenario happen, and only HE knows what will actually transpire):
John, the prophet on the island of Patmos, sees a vision
far into the future. (Revelation) Could this be a
description of a thermonuclear holocaust?
- Rev. 8:6 - "And the seven angels who had
the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them.
- Rev. 8:7 - The first sounded, and there
came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were
thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned
up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the
green grass was burned up.
- Rev. 8:8 - The second angel sounded, and
something like a great mountain burning with fire was
thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became
- Rev. 8:9 - and a third of the creatures
which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of
the ships were destroyed.
- Rev. 8:10 - The third angel sounded, and
a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and
it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of
- Rev. 8:11 - The name of the star is
called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became
wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they
were made bitter.
- Rev. 8:12 - The fourth angel sounded, and
a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of
the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be
darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it,
and the night in the same way."
Since one third of the earth was repeatedly mentioned
with the destruction of the earth, trees, grass and
contamination of the waters making all of them poisonous,
and darkening of one third of the atmosphere, a nuclear
holocaust seems most reasonable (although God certainly does NOT need to use "man-made" devices to make His end time scenario happen!).
Dennis Pollock in his paper "Does the Bible Predict a
Nuclear Holocaust" (The Lamplighter Vol.XIX N.9 Oct.1998,
page 5) states: "It should be evident that what we are
talking about is a weapon unparalleled in human history; a
weapon with the capacity to obliterate huge cities in
seconds. This is a scenario that perfectly fits with the
kind of swift, mass destruction spoken of in the book of
Revelation. Indeed, considering the widespread death
predicted by John, it would be hard for us to imagine
anything other than a nuclear holocaust which could come
close to producing such carnage."
"The basic power of the universe has been harnessed. The
force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed."
(President Truman, July 1945).
Wars and Rumors of Wars:
- Matthew 24:5-7 - You will hear of wars
and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not
alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to
March 5, 2001: The Middle East Newsline
reported: "The United States sees war as an increasingly
likely prospect in the Middle East. U.S. officials and
diplomats said a major aim of the administration of
President George Bush is to prevent the outbreak of a
regional war. But they said an escalation of the current
mini-war between Israel and the Palestinians appears
March 5, 2001: The Middle East Newsline
reported: "South Korea appears concerned over North Korea's
continued missile buildup. (In 2003 the threat has greatly increased....)
September 11, 2001 will be remembered as one of the most horrific and unbelievable days ever experienced in the United States. That is the day that Islamic terrorists crashed stolen airliners into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and another into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A third, headed for a unknown destination, crashed at Shanksville, PA, when passengers fought the hijackers who had stolen and taken over their plane.
April 2003: The US invades Iraq in order to oust dictator Saddam Hussein, to continue the search for weapons of mass destruction, and to continue the search for Osama Bin Laden. We're now in 2010, and we're still Iraq - as is the ever-increasing violence by Muslims!
These are only a few examples of "rumors of wars" around
the globe - but, please be aware of this: In the entire
known history of man, there have only been approximately 300 years of
Violence will increase and difficult times will come:
The Book of Revelation talks about children doing evil
against their own parents in the end times; about
widespread violence and chaos everywhere. (See our article The growing trend of stupidity and violence among our young people.) We need only to
listen to the news to hear about the latest school
shooting, "road rage" incidences, etc. - things we never used
to hear about in days gone by. Just take a look at what happened after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans: Rescuers were SHOT AT by the very thugs they were trying to save! Violence has become a
world-wide epidemic, with everyone seeming to take the law
into their own hands.
- 2 Timothy 3: 1-2 - But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy....
Conflicts, disputes, and fighting over the
- Isaiah 2:1-3 - In the last days
the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as
chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the
hills, and all nations will stream to it.
The temple mount is presently occupied by the Muslims
because they claim it as their holy site. (I challenge
anyone to find a defensible basis for that!) It is, in
fact, the very site in Jerusalem where, upon God's command,
Abraham was going to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Biblically
and historically speaking, the Land has never
belonged to the Muslims, as God gave it to His Chosen
People, the Jews! (See Genesis 15:18, Genesis 12:3,
Jeremiah 30:11, Joel 3:2, and Ezekiel 36:8-10.) (The only
reason the Temple Mount "belongs" to the Muslims now is
because it was taken by force - the principle on which
Islam apparently prides itself....) The bottom line is,
Islam is simply doing God's will by making war and sending
out their terrorists. Bible prophecy speaks about the
struggles the Jews will encounter in order to keep their
Land and how, in the end times, all the world will make war
There will be a "Babylonian Spirit" in the
The Bible warned us of the revival of the old Babylonian
spirit in the last days in the 17th and 18th chapters of
the book of the Revelation. In Jeremiah 51:7, we find a
perfect description of the very condition of our day as
follows: "Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord's
hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have
drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad."
Isn't it ironic that the madman Adolph Hitler said, "What luck for the rulers that men do not think."
Only a selection of scripture passages have been given
here to make the point. There are dozens and dozens more
that were not quoted. Perhaps this is a good place to include a few more "eye-openers" to show that God isn't kidding around. To wit, every time the US meddles in Israel's affairs, our Creator lets us know He isn't happy - yet most people pay no attention! For instance: On January 8, 2008 the day that President Bush left the USA for Israel in order to lay the framework for the establishment of a Palestinian State and the division of Jerusalem for its capital, a freak 'January' tornado swept through a city in Bush's own country. The place hit was 'Jerusalem', Arkansas. Coincidence? "Mt. Zion” Community Church...
Same thing happened when we helped in the Gaza "disengagement"...and it's no secret how badly Hurricane Katrina "disengaged" New Orleans...during which, by the way, American "displacements" numbered approximately the same as in Gaza. Coincidence?
Okay, so is there any GOOD news?
The "end" times, though having much bad news, do have a
happy ending. YHWH (Yahweh) promised the Second Coming of His Messiah, who will put an end to wickedness and evil. He will rule and reign for a thousand years upon the Earth after He defeats the Antichrist at Armageddon. After that, on Judgment Day, every soul that has ever lived will stand before Him to give an account of his/her life. Most will end up separated from YHWH forever, but the remnant will get to spend eternity with Him in "the new heavens and the new earth." Read the Bible for yourselves; it's all outlined there!
People - there are some evil days ahead, but be encouraged...Master Yeshua's promise of the Ruach HaKodesh indwelling will lead us with Torah as our Light!
Isaiah 51: 4 "Pay attention to me, my people! My nation, listen to me! For Torah will go out from me; I will calm them with my justice as a light for the peoples. 5 My righteousness is at hand, my salvation goes out, my arms will judge the peoples. The coastlands are putting their hope in me, trusting in my arm. 6 "Raise your eyes toward the skies, look at the earth below. The skies will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like clothing. Those living on it will die like flies; but my salvation will be forever, and my justice will never end. 7 "Listen to me, you who know justice, you people who have my Torah in your heart: don't be afraid of people's taunts, don't be upset by their insults. 8 For the moth will eat them up like clothing, the worm will eat them like wool; but my justice will be forever, and my salvation for all generations."