Commentary By: Gordon King
I wonder if anyone else has noticed the similarities of the strange and unusual occurrences in the world over the past few years with bible prophecy? I have heard some Christians say that we must be in the Tribulation period because of some of the things happening today actually are prophesied to happen during the Tribulation period.
Rest assured my friends, we are not living in the Tribulation period, yet. The signing of a “seven-year” peace accord will signal the beginning of this period. This has not yet happened, however we may be getting very close to it.
The things which I am going to talk about are very strange events which have occurred over that past few years, many of which will also happen, or very similar events will happen during the Tribulation period.
Blood-red waters have been showing up in numbers over the past few years, from lakes and oceans, to rivers, streams, and even rain! Does it really matter why the waters turn red? The bible just says that they will, and they are happening now!
“Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.“
We most definitely have seen blood-red moons lately, as we are in the middle of a blood-red moon tetrad. This verse tells us that we will see the moon turned to blood before the day of the Lord comes. Well, this could actually be one of the four blood moons in the tetrad.
“The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.”
Giant Hail Stones
We have recently seen many areas of the world being struck by gigantic hail stones. While these stones are not as large as the ones spoken of in Revelation 16 (one talent = approx. 75 pounds), they are quite impressive! Could you imagine what a 75 pound hailstone would look like and the damage that it could do!
“And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent.“
Mass Animal Deaths
Over the past several years we have seen mass animal deaths from whales and dolphins to birds and fish. There seems to be no logical explanation for this, as scientists scramble trying to figure it all out. This verse in Hosea could actually be coming to pass before our very eyes!
“Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away.“
Wildfires have been burning the worlds vegetation with a vengeance over the past few years now. Although one-third of the trees and grass has not been burned up, its shocking at just how much fire destruction there has been.
“The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.“
Severe Heat Waves
Severe heat waves have been striking the earth during the first half of 2015. Many heat temperatures have hit an all time record. People are dying in the streets, unable to find any relief from the unrelenting and scorching heat.
“Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.“
These are but a few bible prophecies of the end times, most of which are to occur during the Tribulation period. However, I find it quite interesting that many of these prophecies seem as they are almost happening today. What’s with that any way? Why are we seeing such unusual events taking place on earth today, events which are not supposed to happen until the Tribulation period has begun?
Well my friends, this is how I see it. God is giving us a precursor of what’s to come, a “preview” of coming events. He is giving us just a small taste of what it will be like during the Tribulation period. Take these as you will, but I take them as warning signs! God is warning us now, before we enter this horrific time period. He is giving us the chance to escape from it. This will be a time of great wrath, and scripture tells us that we as believers in Jesus Christ are not appointed to wrath! Hence, the rapture of the church before the Tribulation period begins.
So if you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior then I strongly, very strongly urge you to think about this wisely. Think about what will happen to you after you physically die, do you know for sure what will happen? Think about this seven-year period that I keep talking about, the Tribulation period. This will be a time of horrific evil, deception, and the wrath of God upon the world. Do you really want to be here for that?! I sure don’t.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!