Are These the Final Days?
The year was 1960 and I was 12 years old. I was having a discussion with my mother (who was a Sunday School teacher) about the end of times. She told me there would be certain signs such as 1) fruits and flowers blooming out of season 2) wars and rumors of wars 3) disease and pestilence throughout the world 4) changes in the weather and 5) natural disasters around the world. She said all this could be found in the book of Revelations. At the time being 12 years old I believed my mother naturally, but found it hard to conceive. Many years later in my late 20’s I tried reading the book of Revelations, but found it filled with too much symbolism and too cryptic to understand so I talked with a minister of my church who helped me out. He also told me of the so called anti-Christ who would emerge before hand and rule for five years. I have since researched things on my own and what I found and what I am observing around us is fortelling and chilling indeed. The book of Mathew also has a lot of the signs that are now coming true.
Jesus; from Matthew 24: For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
So let’s look at some of the signs happening now that I have found in an article I have l isted below.
End Time Sign – FAMINE
Matthew 24:7 …’and there shall be famine.’
Just look at the famine that has struck the world over the past 30 years. Thousands die everyday of starvation and according to this news article 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.
Not only that, we have the likes of Monsanto who are poisoning the crops that are left!
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
End Time Sign – CHRISTIANS BEING KILLED
Matthew 24:9-10 …’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. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.’
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 Iraq, Iran, 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.
End Time Sign – INCREASE IN SIN
Matthew 24:12 …’And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.’
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.
End Time Sign – MASS ANIMAL DEATHS
Hosea 4:3 …’Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.’
This one has become a fairly recent phenomenon. During the last few years we have seen fish, birds and other animals die in huge numbers. Since 2010, millions of fish have been turning up dead in lakes, rivers and the sea, with this deadly red tide partly to blame. Also, Birds have been dropping out of the sky in huge numbers. And we are seeing other unusual animal deaths all around the world. Including Bees and Bats dying in their millions.
Speaking of the mass fish deaths in America, Mark Flammang, a fisheries biologist said … “It’s something I’ve never seen in my career, and I’ve been here for more than 17 years.” (source)
The Honey Bee crisis deepens as evidence shows there has been a dramatic increase in die offs .. up to 50 percent of Bees are dying now, creating worry over food supply. (source)
End Of Times Sign-Earthquakes
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.
Big earthquakes have doubled in 2014 compared to each year since 1979 (source).
End Time Sign – INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE
Daniel 12:4 …’even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.’
I Just love this sign, because it is clearly pointing to our day today, and it CANNOT be refuted by anyone. Throughout history we have had a slow and little increase in knowledge. But take a look at the EXPLOSION of knowledge over the past 150 years! Up until recently in history, the fastest form of transport was a horse. Now man can travel at hundreds and even thousands of miles per hour with travel to the moon! 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 and Cellular Structures etc. And how about “running to and fro”? This is pointing specifically to our day with planes, trains, automobiles and the busyness of modern day life. We are definately running to and fro and have knowledge like no time before us. Look at what’;s hapening with the advent of the internet and now cellphones with all their apps. Knowledge increasing faster than you can keep up with it.
End SignTime-Disease and Pestilence throughout the world.
All you have to do is look how AIDS started in Africa and has spread rapidly throughout the world. Ebola which was confined to African countries like Liberia now showing up here, illegal immigrants bringing diseases into this country that are killing kids like this entrovirus.
Obama has sent 3000 armed troops to Africa to help fight ebola. How do you shoot a virus? And when these troops come back how many will bring it back with them infecting all of us. As one commenter said recently:
Israel has the good sense not to send his military in to fight a disease! Obama is trying to kill Americans as quickly as possible. He is sending them to get sick and die, or bring it back with them. Obama is the closest thing I have ever seen to the Anti-Christ, he cause chaos everywhere intentionally, does not close or protect our borders, is an islamist himself and has Muslim Brotherhood in the WH, letting anyone and everyone into our Country. There are children all over the Country coming down sick and one has even died from the illegals who have been brought into our schools. What is wrong with people that they can’t see this, and Congress, especially democrats helping him.
Does it occur to Obama that ISIS might well send Ebola infected people thru the Southern pourous border to start an epidemic or even infect those American citizens who defected to them and send them back home? In the Middle Ages invading armies would catapult bodies of plague victims over the city or castle walls. Not so different today is it?
Then there are the four blood moons. These are a series of four total lunar eclipses that happen close together. We’ve already had one on April14th and the next will be on Oct. 8th. Next year they will appear on March 20th and April 4th all Jewish holidays. The idea of a “blood moon” serving as an omen of the coming of the end times comes from the Book of Joel, where it is written “the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.” This phrase is again mentioned by Saint Peter during Pentecost, as recorded in Acts.
The total lunar eclipse will be the second — and final — “blood moon” of the year. It will be visible in the United States and Canada early Wednesday morning, with better viewing for those in the western part of the continent
The full eclipse will start at 6:25 a.m. EDT and last until 7:24 a.m, according to NASA.
Full lunar eclipses are often called “blood moons” because of the reddish tint they adopt as sunsets and sunrises seen from Earth reflect onto the surface of the moon.
Because this eclipse will happen two days after a lunar perigee, which is the point when the moon is nearest to Earth, NASA says the moon will appear 5.3 percent larger than the previous “blood moon,” which occurred on April 15.
This eclipse marks the second in a series of four lunar eclipses in a row, known as a “tetrad.” We’ll experience just eight tetrads this century, according to the Washington Post, and we won’t experience the next tetrad until around 2032 or 2033. During the last two Blood Moons, 1948 and 1967, Israel gained territory. It will be interesting to see if this happens again between now and next year.
So there you have it. I’m sure people will scoff at me and call me some kind of doomsayer, but when it comes to the signs of the end of times I just say, “I’m done with the signs. It’s up to you now. I’m just one person. I report, you decide.