Signs of the Times? Stop and Wonder Why!

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Commentary By:  Gordon King

Why do we see the things happening in the world today that we do?  Why is it that disasters are occurring more frequently, evil seems to be on the rise, and the world is in chaos?  Just a coincidence or does it mean something more?

Matthew 24:4-14

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

Airplanes seem to be crashing more often, small aircraft crashing, huge civilian aircraft disappearing or being blown out of the sky, and helicopters crashing killing all aboard.  Is this just par for the course as the world population grows, or is it more than that?  I see it as a sign of the times that we are now living in.  A sign of the evil and wickedness in the world, a sign of demonic activity!  Satan is the prince of the power of the air. 

Ephesians 6:12

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Buildings around the world over the past couple of years have been collapsing!  And for what reason?  I mean, why haven’t we seen this happening before in the past?  Sure, buildings have collapsed in the past, but not on such a grand scale as they are today!  Not only are buildings collapsing, but many are exploding, such as recycling plants, refineries, and factories as well.  Does anyone have an answer for that?  Just another coincidence or a sign of the times?

Over the past few years we have seen the collapse of many bridges, and it seemed like all at once or in a very short time span.  Yet, there was no real explanation for why this was happening, other than the bridges were old and in need of repair.

We have also seen over the past few years, severe traffic accidents across the globe, just another coincidence?  I think not.

What about all of the train derailments and explosions?  Another coincidence?  These have been occurring much more frequently than in the past, and many are causing even greater death and destruction in the surrounding areas!

Man-made (GMOs) and manipulated genes are threatening our food supply and our health.  Nutrition rich fruits and vegetables are now depleted of most vital elements needed for a healthy body and for life! 

Animals and livestock used for our food supply has been manipulated, altered, injected with antibiotics, and fed animals of the same species.  Mad cow disease threatens not only cows but the humans who consume them!  Just what does consuming these animals do to our bodies and minds? 

Other things which we have seen occurring much more frequently and with greater intensity are natural disasters.  Typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, and hurricanes have been super sized in both intensity and destruction!

The ground has been opening up in many and various places around the world, such as gigantic sink holes, enormous cracks and fissures in the ground.  Just a coincidence?  Or perhaps the gates of hell opening up?!

Droughts across the globe threaten the lives of people living in the regions.  World food shortages threaten the lives of millions if not billions of people and will get worse!  Massive lakes, underground reservoirs, and snow pack are drying up around the world.

Strange and unusual diseases and pestilence have been occurring now for several years and continue to develop!  Rare and uncommon diseases are now showing up in numbers, claiming unfortunate victims in their path.  Diseases which were easily cured by antibiotics are now becoming antibiotic resistant!  Mutations of these diseases are now becoming easily spread among species, and there are no cures in sight.

We have seen mass animal deaths occurring for several years now, most with no rational explanation for the deaths.  We have seen millions of dead birds, fish, cows, sheep, and bees, just to name a few.  And then there are massive deaths of animals in which we do know the cause, such as the millions of chickens with the Avian flu.  Millions of these chickens in the United States were killed to prevent the spread of the disease, and not soon afterwards we saw the price of eggs rise dramatically.

Wild animals have been attacking people on a much larger scale as of late.  They have become less fearful of human activity and venture into neighborhoods in search of prey.  The nature of wild animals which we once knew is changing, and you never know anymore just what they may be up to!

Blood-red waters, lakes, rivers, and rain have inundated the landscapes of the world.  There may be a logical reason for this, however, there may not be.  And even if there was it still happened on a grand-scale!

We have seen strange and unusual sightings, events, and sounds in the sky.  From meteor strikes on earth, unusual lights in the sky, and massive solar flares sending radioactive particles to earth.  Of course these were all just coincidences!

Weather patterns have been changing, the cold is getting colder, and the hot is getting hotter!  Sea levels are rising, and coast lines are being inundated with floods and rising tides.  Rain in many areas is at unprecedented levels, and floods around the world are causing major evacuations, damage, destruction, and death!

Fear, chaos and confusion are also at an all time high!  People now fear what tomorrow will bring, they fear the threats of terror attacks, of government control, and of economic collapse.  Chaos and confusion is rampant throughout the globe, as riots, protests, and overall civil unrest is rising.  Country after country, city after city, are witnessing the increase in the chaos and confusion.  Trust of government is at a low, faith in government to protect us as a people is quickly diminishing.

Murder and heinous crimes of evil are on the rise as well.  What was once deemed as unimaginable crime is happening now daily!  Parents killing their children, children killing their parents, teachers having sex with their students!  Wicked acts of imprisonment, torture, rape, and murder are occurring each and everyday of the year.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”

The persecution of Christians around the world is rising.  Christians are being imprisoned, tortured, raped, and murdered for their faith in God.  Christianity in America is now being seen by many as hateful, evil, and wicked.  The same is true for Israel and the Jews!  Christians are being denied their rights under the Constitution to practice their faith under God.  They are being forced out of their businesses, imprisoned, and made to pay exorbitant fines!  Christians in America are being forced to conform to the laws and values of a government gone bad, and told to turn away from their beliefs and faith.  They are being told to change with the times, that the bible is old and outdated!

1 John 3:8

“Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”

Morals and values in America are declining rapidly!  Society is being turned and twisted into believing lies, to believe that evil is good, and good is evil.  Laws are being changed which go against the laws of God, against the values of which this once great nation was founded upon!  Abortion, gay marriage, and drug abuse are now not only accepted in America, they are being seen as good and moral!

Isaiah 5:20

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

The world is teetering on the edge, on the brink of mass destruction!  Islam is in the process of taking over the world, and the world is slow to respond.  The world believes the lies of Islam and Satan.  They believe that Islam is a “peaceful” religion, although they see the effects Islam has on the world!  Is this just another coincidence or a sign of the last days?  This almost sounds like the rider on the Pale or Green (in the Greek: χλωρός (chlōros)) horse spoken of in Revelation 6!  And they shall kill with the sword.  Green represents the color of Islam!

Revelation 6:8

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Nations are at war, rumors of wars arise daily, and the threat of nuclear annihilation looms over the heads of many!  Tension in the world, but specifically in the Middle East, is at an all time high.  Arab nations threaten the very existence of Israel as a nation, and vow to kill the Jews!  The destruction of Damascus is occurring, Russia has been pulled into Syria, and Iran continues its quest for a nuclear bomb in an attempt to annihilate Israel.   This sounds to me like the preparation for the Ezekiel 38 war!

Acts 2:17-21

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

When we look at just one or two of these events happening by themselves, then we may be able to rationalize it away as just a coincidence.  But, when we take a look at all of them together, all happening within the same time period, and all intensifying and increasing, then we need to ask ourselves, are these signs of the end times?  Are we actually living in the last days just before the rapture of the church and the beginning of the Tribulation Period?!   I believe that we are my friends, I believe that we are.

And the good Lord gave us many signs to watch for in the end times, this does not mean that His list was all-inclusive, that there would not be other signs occurring along with them.  And if we take a serious look at all of these signs and more, then we can see that they are all leading to the same end, the end of time as we know it!

Another major sign which occurred in 1948 must be taken along with all of these other signs.  That is the rebirth of Israel as a nation!  None of the other prophecies of our time could occur without this one occurring first, and so it has.

Whether or not you believe all of these events and occurrences to be signs of the times or not, it must make you wonder.  And does God not give us signs in order for us to wonder?  In order for us to wake up and think about what is happening, to seek Him and ask Him for vision and clarity?  Yes He does!

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and when you see all of these things happening then know that He is at the door, that His return is near!

Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior now!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

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