Bible Prophecy of Signs of End Times
What are the Warning Signs of the End Times

The time of our Lord's coming when considering end times prophecy is drawing near. Prophecy of end times events are at hand and are being fulfilled daily faster than ever before. When the Bible refers to the beginning of birth pains and the signs of the times, it should have the same effect on all of us. Some wonder when is the world going to end, signs of end times, and about other Bible predictions and prophecy.

Let's consider some of what we call end times prophecy predictions:


Mark of the Beast

Revelation 13:16-17 "And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name."

Bible prophecy is being fulfilled today. For instance, today we use the bar code label on all manufactured codes; built into this code is 666. A biochip implant has been developed made of silicon and called a VeriChip. This chip contains a small radio transmitter the size of a piece of rice that can be injected under a person's skin. This is being tested by persons, by inserting this device under the skin. It transmits a unique signal personal to that person whenever they become within a few feet of a special receiver unit. This device would have uses for security, emergency and healthcare applications. It could also be used to track the movement of an individual and track instantly all transactions thta this person makes. One that is in control would not only monitor movements but be able to stop a person from access to all operations. There would be no place for someone to hide that they could not be found. Wouldn't this be very convenient for someone like the antichrist to have worldwide control over a mass of people.

Society is being softened to the idea of this mark or implant as a means of maintaining security, banking (buying & selling), medical information, and regulating a more interdependent world. People are becoming more accepting to these methods as attitudes change, fears subside, and people are convinced of the need for security, crime, theft, etc: This just more evidence of end time prophecies as we consider end of the world predictions.


Godliness

2 Timothy 3:1-5,7 "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of god; holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

Consider the moral decline of society, the social exceptance of what is braodcast in magazines, radio, televsion, internet, movies, etc., it is obvious that Bible prophecy is been fulfilled in our generation. Our cities are filled with crime and brutality, and the proclamation of sinful and godless living considered as normal living and is being pushed on us to be the excepted norm. We have some of the most educated and influential people in our county and yet the most lacking in real Biblical truth.


Apostacy

1 Timothy 4:1-3 "But the spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons. By means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth."

It is even coming into our "Churches" and embracing and teaching of the denying of Christ as the only way to salvation, and a falling away from the teaching of Biblical truth. Society is embracing sinful lifestyles as an acceptable alternate; this is even embrased in the church and the preaching of tolerance and compromise is even taking place into God's house.


False Prophets and False Christs

Matthew 24:5 "For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and will mislead many."
Matthew 24:11 "And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many."


There are many in the last years who have claimed to be the Messiah. Those like Jim Jones and David Koresh among many others are some of these false christs. These are little false prophets and the ultimate false christ, the antichrist will soon be unleashed upon mankind. There are movements who are actually waiting for the antichrist, believing this will usher in world peace; not realizing the full devastation that will be unleashed against unsuspecting mankind across the face of society.


Wars and Rumours of Wars

Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes."
Matthew 24:6 "And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end."


We have seen and heard of many wars and rumors of many wars all over the world; and this is occurring with frequency. We have nations against nations and groups within nations taking up arms. We see much more today as we have instantnews broadcasts of these events world-wide. Governments in many countries work feverishly to developing weapons of mass destruction; and the treat of terrorism from unpredictable and evil persons are potential for the outbreak of war across the globe.


Famines and Earthquakes

Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes."

Though much of us live in a world of extravagence and plenty there are mnay who live on the brink of poverty. With the astounding population increases, there is an ever increasing strain on food supplies. Also with the increase of unpredictable weather we have many losses of food supplies adding to the plight.

The frequency of numbers of earthquakes in this century has been increasing dramatically and is another sign of times of the end.


Tribulation

Matthew 24:8-9 "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of my name."

Christians are under attack today all of the world. Attack comes by persecution, attack by legalism, attack by liberalism, attack by moral decline, etc: In many countries Christians still enjoy freedom to worship God without suffering ridicule, hatred, or discrimination; but in others such as Africa, Saudi Arabia, China, Sudan, Korea, Russia, and many other nations, Christian suffer persecution and sometimes death for their faith.


One World Government

We can see the gradual movement towards a One World Goverment or One World Order as found in the Book of Daniel, Revelation and number of other book sof the Bible. We have the communications technology, transportation, and the globalization media necessary to usher in the one world government headed by the antichrist. European countries have been coming together as one and our countries are becoming increasingly interested in being involved in this process in the hopes of unity and peace.


Increase in Knowledge

Daniel 12:4 "But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."

With the internet and television broadcast instantly worldwide our ability to gather knowledge has incresed dramatically in the last 50~100 years, unheard of before in history. We have air travel, space travel, human cloning and DNA research, electronic devices, computers with extraordinary powers and minature size as examples.

Return of Jews to Israel


What are the Warning Signs of the End Times

So when will the World end. As you may be aware many dates have floated around and 2012 seems to be a very popular one. First of all the world (earth) is not going to end or cease to exist but the world system will end. When the Bible references the 'End of the World' it means the 'End of the Age' or existing world system. There will be a new and perfect world after the Great Tribulation and when Jesus returns to set up His Kingdom and reigns among us. Also as the Bible says we will not know the time or date when this will happen; but that we can tell when it is soon by the signs of the times.

There is a day coming, that has been termed the Rapture of the Church, meaning the day when the Lord takes home the saints that are alive at the time. The word “rapture” comes from the Latin word rapturo, which is a translation of the Greek verb "caught up" that’s found in 1 Thess. 4:17. After the taking up of all believers, this will be followed by the Great Tribulation or Armaggedon; a period of great trouble like the world has never seen before. This period will begin when the Lord returns to take his people home and out of this earth called the rapture of the Church and those who are not believers will remain.

The Bible says that this time of this Great Tribulation will be about 7 years, the first 3.5 years will experience a peace like no other; but during the last 3.5 years there will be a dreadful time like no other. This Great Tribulation time will conclude with a great battle of Armageddon. The word Armageddon is mentioned in the Bible only in Rev.16:16. This battle occurs at the Second Coming, which is referred to in the previous verse (Rev.16:14-15). It is the great final battle between the King of Kings and the Antichrist, the beast, and the false prophet.

All believers that are on this earth will be caught up by the Lord when he returns in what has been termed as the rapture, but those that come to believe after and during the Tribulation time will remain. They will literally be hunted down by the Anti-Christ. The Bible indicates that the unbelievers, will have a mark placed on them, and they will not be able to buy or sell without this mark. This will make it very diffcult for the Tribulation believers to survive during this Tribulation time. At the conclusion of the Battle of Armageddon the Lord will return with His Saints to finally but an end to this and to rule a reign over His people.

All prophecy in the Bible has been fulfilled that needed to be before this can take place. The Lord could return at any time.

It would be wise to read about this time in the Rev. 4 amongst other Bible passages. Before it is too late give your heart to the Lord today. Be prepared to leave this earth if your still living before the rapture comes and be prepared to escape an everlasting judgement in Hell, which is awaiting ‘all’ who do not receive Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives.

What are the Warning Signs of the End Times? Well the signs all point to a soon return, so it is wise to prepare today. If you are not a believer it is today that you need to get things right with Jesus, turn and repent today and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. It is not by Good Works but by accepting His Grace today.

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