The World in Crisis!

By: GDK4GOD

Hello and welcome to End Time Bible Prophecy.  The world we live in is struggling to survive.  The daily television “news reports” bombard us with death and violence, wars and rumors of wars, disease and famines, earthquakes and tornadoes.  Destruction is occurring around the globe at an alarming rate.

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                                      Jesus tells us to be ready and watch for his return. 

Matthew 24:36  Jesus tells his disciples  “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”

Matthew 25:13  “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

Matthew 24:44  Jesus says “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

*Biblical Warnings

The bible warned us that these events would occur before his coming and occur with increased frequency. 

Matthew 24:3-8   Jesus speaks to his disciples on the Mount of Olives.  They ask him “Tell us when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”  Jesus answered saying “See that no one leads you astray.  For many will come in my name saying, I am the Christ, and they will lead many astray.  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.  All these are but the beginning of birth pains.”

                                                                       

                                                  Birth Pains

*National Uprisings

We are now witnessing what I believe to be the birth pains.  Look at the news in the Middle East.  The Arab spring.  The muslim brotherhood now taking control of many Middle Eastern Nations (the muslim brotherhood does not appear to be friends of either Israel or The United States).  The current uprising in Syria.  Over 30,000 Syrian citizens killed as of this date.  Tensions between Syria and Turkey continue to rise.  The city of Damascus has been under attack.  

Isaiah 17:1  “The burden of Damascus.  Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” 

Are we close to the destruction of Damascus?
Azaz Syria during the Syrian Civil War Missing front of HouseA Syrian army officer during the Gulf War

*Wars and Rumors of Wars

We have witnessed wars increasing in number and intensity (human death toll).  World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq War, War on Terror.  These are most of the major wars that have occurred during the last 100 years.  There have been many other wars between various countries and there continues to be wars, both large and small, in Africa, the Middle East, Indonesia and South America.  Rumors of wars continue to haunt us on a daily basis.  When will World War III begin?  Some think that it has already started.
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Iran continues to threaten the very survival of Israel.  Iran has openly stated to the world to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.  Iran continues to move forward in developing nuclear weapons.  Iran has recently sent drone aircraft into Israeli territory.  Why?  To test the capabilities of Israeli technology?  Perhaps.   Are they making practice runs before they attack Israel?  Other countries around the world have also threatened Israels existence as well.
Artillery Corps Fires Practice Cannon4Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - 188th Brigade Training Day, March 2008

*Natural Catastrophes

Earthquakes have been increasing in quantity and intensity, not only this past century, but, even more so in this past decade.  Tornadoes and hurricanes have also increased in numbers and intensity.  Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people all over the world have been killed in the past ten years due to natural catastrophes.  We have seen nothing of this proportion at any time during human history (other than the Great Flood during the years of Noah).

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*Famines and Disease

Famines and disease have increased greatly.  Tens of thousands of people are dying every day due to starvation.  We see it on the news.  Not just in Africa, but around the world.  People in the United States are also suffering from not having enough to eat.  Diseases have also increased dramatically:  Aids, HIV, bird flu, swine flu, mad cow disease, whopping cough, malaria, tetanus, measles, tuberculosis, meningitis, syphilis, MRSA  and the list goes on.  Not at any time in history have we seen so many varied diseases occur at the same time.  Claiming millions of deaths annually!
Bengal famine image

 

*False Christs

False Christs have also arisen.

Matthew 24:23    Jesus says to his disciples “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.  For false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”

Many have come and proclaimed to be the Messiah.  In 1978, Jim Jones and the Jonestown massacre; 1993, David Koresh in Waco Texas; 1954, Sun Myung Moon; 1980, Jung Myung Seok; 2007, David Mail Shayler; 2006, Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda; there are many more.

*Evil and Corruption

Jesus also warned that the last days will be like in the days of Noah.

Matthew 24:37  “For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” 

Noahs Ark

What does this mean exactly?  During the days of Noah, people were living their daily lives, eating and drinking, marrying, working, but, they were also very evil and corrupt.  Turning their backs on God in rebellion.  Lovers of money and pleasure, lustful, liars, murderers and thieves.  According to Jesus, that is exactly how it will be before his return.  I don’t know about you, but I sure see our society decaying at a rapid rate.  It looks to me as if we are already in the end times.  If you are a Christian with Godly morals and values you are looked down upon.  The world has accepted homosexuality, drugs, sexual pleasure, evil deeds, lying and blasphemy against God.  Our society in the United States has taken a turn for the worse in the past decade at an accelerated rate.

*Persecution of Christians

Revelation 2:10  Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer.  I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days.  Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
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That brings me to my last point.  The persecution of Christians.  God warned us that Christians will be persecuted for believing in and following Christ.  We see this happening more and more every day around the world.  Muslims are beheading, crucifying and imprisoning Christians around the globe daily.  Why?  Did they commit a crime?  No!  They were executed and imprisoned because they believe in Jesus Christ and have accepted him as their Lord and Savior!   In the United States, our own government is not standing up for Christians, but, they are for Muslims.

Evil deeds and deceit will rule the world during the Antichrist’s reign on earth.  This time is known as the “Tribulation Period”.   We are getting closer to this period each day.   We are not just battling evil people, we are battling evil spirits.  Spiritual warfare is happening even as you read this text.

God is Almighty.  He is all-powerful.  He has chosen the Jewish people as his own.  He has given them the State of Israel forever.

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Bless Israel and the Jewish people

Genesis 12 verse 1-3  Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.   And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.   I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Bless Israel.    Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior while there is time.  Remember, no one knows the time of Christ’s return.  Make sure you secure for yourself a place in Heaven and the New Earth for all of eternity!

God Bless you all!    In Jesus name, Amen  🙂