1. Signs of the times
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, ‘Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the world?’” The end of this age!
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. … For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. The USA started 201 of them.
These USA-started armed attacks have killed 30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are innocent children, the elderly and ordinary working civilian women and men.
The Greek word for “nation” originally used in this prophecy, “nation shall rise against nation,” is ethnos, which is more accurately translated “a race” or “a tribe.” In other words, Jesus was saying that ethnic groups would rise against each other.
The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says.
There were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year, the Global Terrorism Index 2014 report added.
The report said the three main factors found globally to correlate with terrorism were High social hostilities between different ethnic, religious and linguistic groups
2014 was a year with a high number of violent attacks committed not only by militant groups, but also by radicalized individuals in various regions of the world.
With the Islamic State militant group gaining ground in the Middle East, and old terrorist threats remaining, the outgoing year has seen a high number of violent attacks committed not only by militant groups, but also by radicalized individuals in various regions of the world.
World Hunger Hits 1 Billion says UN. The figure was a record high
• Global grain reserves hit critically low levels
• Extreme weather means climate ‘is no longer reliable’
• Rising food prices threaten disaster and unrest
Doctors now warn that the current resurgence of drug-resistant bacteria strains could prove to be more deadly than AIDS. There’s now a drug-resistant strain for Tuberculosis & Gonorrhea & other once treatable diseases are becoming drug-resistant. Doctors are now warning that they’re losing the battle against once treatable diseases. Doling out too many antibiotics ‘will make even scratches deadly’:
The medical community is now warning that not only are bacterial plagues on the rise, but viral killers like AIDS and Ebola are occurring more frequently than ever. But the threat from influenza might be the most dangerous of all.
The influenza virus has developed the ability to circumvent the human body’s main defense against the disease, raising the prospect of a deadly new global outbreak, scientists have discovered.
The World Health Organization has sent out a warning that the world must prepare for a flu pandemic similar to that of 1918 Spanish Flu, when approximately 50 million people died.”
“We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded,” said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California.
Large earthquakes have risen by over 450% since 1900
The average rate of big earthquakes — those larger than magnitude 7 — has been 10 per year since 1979, the study reports. That rate rose to 12.5 per year starting in 1992, and then jumped to 16.7 per year starting in 2010 — a 65 percent increase compared to the rate since 1979. This increase accelerated in the first three months of 2014 to more than double the average since 1979, the researchers report.
Dan12:4 Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, until the time of the end…
Prophetic Daniel Chapters Opened in the Time of the End!
“the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase” (Daniel 12:4).
Many running to and fro literally means “speeding about, here and there,” or as The Living Bible renders this verse, “travel shall be vastly increased.”
When you consider that people’s means of transportation—horse and buggy, wagons, camels, boats, etc.—did not change substantially for thousands of years, you can appreciate the significance of this prophecy. But look how mankind has advanced in the past hundred years!
Today we not only drive at enormous speeds and cover great distances in our automobiles, but a new generation of supersonic private jets will fly at nearly 2,000 kilometers per hour.
It is with good cause that the term “information overload” was coined in recent years. If the amount of information that is available is an indication of the knowledge available, knowledge has increased within our generation almost beyond imagination!
Seventy percent of all information in our global society has been created since the start of the Internet and is currently doubling every three years.
“And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come”
Never in the course of history has the Gospel been preached in all the world to all nations as it is right now. If not directly by missionaries, it is certainly being preached by the modern mediums of radio, television, telecommunications, and the Internet. This is a conclusive prophecy by Jesus that shows that you and I are now living in the time of the end!
2. The Coming World Government and Rise of the Antichrist
And in his estate shall stand up a vile person (Antichrist), to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
(Daniel 11:24) He (Antichrist) shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches
• War, Economic Collapse, Disasters, & the Threat of Terrorism & the resulting Chaos is preparing the way for Rise of a World Government & it’s eventual leader the Antichrist.
Many world leaders are calling for a new world order & a new world currency to solve todays sever problems
3. Signing of the Last Seven Year Covenant
And he”--the Antichrist--“shall confirm the Covenant with many for one week. (7 Years)”
This word that’s translated “week” the original Hebrew is “shabua,” which literally means “seven.”
There seems to be 2 aspects of the 7 year covenant.
- It’s possibly a peace treaty from a major war in the Middle east
- A religious treaty as the covenant is also called a Holy Covenant in
Daniel 11:28 …his heart shall be against the holy covenant….
Daniel 11:30 …and have indignation against the holy covenant…:
Most Bible students believe that under the holy covenant Jerusalem will become an international city where the Islam, Jewish & Christian religions will share Jerusalem & this could possibly include religions of all faiths?
Scripture indicates that the covenant will resolve temporarily the Jerusalem problems & work out a solution between the Palestinians/Arabs with the Jews and Internalize Jerusalem.
And enable the Jews to rebuild their temple on Mount Moriah where they will revive their ancient rituals of animal sacrifice.
Much of the paraphernalia and building material for this temple have already been fabricated and stored, and the priests and temple attendants are already trained.
In August 2009, the Temple Institute began to lay the cornerstone for the altar. The Institute plans on bringing the altar to its proper place on the Temple Mount when the Temple is rebuilt.
4. Breaking of the Covenant
Daniel 9:27b and in the midst of the week (seven years) he (antichrist) shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease… The antichrist breaks the Holy Covenant in the middle of the 7 years leaving 3-1/2 years of Great Tribulation.
5. The Great Tribulation
(Daniel 11:31) And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary (temple) of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
Jesus said that when you see the “abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place [temple) whoso readeth, let him understand:
(Matthew 24:21) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
WHAT IS THE “ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION”? In the book of Revelation, the abomination of desolation is called the “image of the Beast” . The false prophet--the Antichrist’s chief aide, who deceives the world--will make this image to the Antichrist
14. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he (false prophet) had power to do in the sight of the beast (Antichrist); saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast (Antichrist), which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15. And he (false prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (See also Revelation 19:20)
This image, which the prophet Daniel referred to as the “abomination of desolation,” will “speak” and somehow have power to cause those who refuse to worship [it] to be killed”
Could this image be some sort of cybernetic representation of the Antichrist that is endowed with artificial intelligence?
“Are we on the brink of creating a computer with a human brain? IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain! New DARPA Robot Looks HumanThe new incarnation of Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN robot, being developed for DARPA with Department of Defense funding, not only looks human but it also sweats to regulate body temperature. as the robot’s capabilities increase, so does its resemblance to a human being.”
A one world monetary system will be put in place under which no one will be able to buy or sell without a personal account number, the “mark of the Beast,” in their right hand or forehead—possibly in the form of an RFID Chip implant?
REV.13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
REV.13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
REV.13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
WAR AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS and all other Religions:
5. And there was given unto him (AC) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations
Power For The Hour:
(Daniel 11:32b -33a)
32b …but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
33a And they that understand among the people shall instruct many…
The Lord will also supply places of protection for the three and a half years of the great tribulation:
And the woman (Christians) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
6. Nuclear war:
THE whole world commercial monetary system is Babylon, but in Revelation Chapter 17:5 it says
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Many Bible Scholars suggest that this is referring to the USA as the Mother of Harlots the queen bee so to speak.
And probably sometime during the last 3-1/2 years of the Great Tribulation possibly towards the end of it, the 10 Kings will unite with the Antichrist & destroy the USA.
Revelation 17:16: And the ten horns (ten kings) which thou sawest upon the beast (Antichrist), these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Never in the history of the world could a major Country be destroyed in one hour of one day? But with today’s modern weapons like the Atomic Bombs or some new advance weapons we know this is possible.
Merchants Can’t Get close to her as she is burning:
REV.18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
REV.18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
The rest of whole world commercial monetary system will be destroyed later in the Wrath of God under the 7 Vial & we’ll cover that in Part 2.
7. The RESSERUCTION and RAPTURE:
At the end of the final three and a half years--“immediately after the tribulation of those days”--just when the Antichrist thinks he has the world in his grasp, Jesus will return to rescue all of His children out of this world. The Antichrist’s forces will be shocked as they, too, see the Lord coming in the clouds of Heaven with power and great.
Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
(1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
MAT.24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
MAT.24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.