I don’t wish to be negative, but I am under the impression that humankind is now living in a collapsing world. I am of the opinion that the whole world is afflicted with darkness, dishonesty, disorder, chaos, confusion and wickedness.
If a person doesn’t agree, I believe that person is unaware of what is going on. It is next to impossible to watch the news and not see several disturbing stories every day that seem to signify the approaching Tribulation period.
Evil has been ratcheting up. Here are five recent unpleasant reports:
First, I heard a commentator expounding on what people should do if North Korea launched a nuclear armed missile at the U.S. The Commentator said if possible, get in a shelter, a basement or a closet; if caught outside lie on the ground; if in a car pull off the road, get out, lie down, cover your head and, in all cases, close your eyes. The flash of a nuclear explosion could blind you.
I have long believed that nuclear weapons will be used during the Tribulation period (Zech. 14:12; Rev. 6:14-17), but never in my wildest dreams did I expect to hear that kind of advice before the Rapture.
And even if we get past North Korea, Iran is waiting in the wings.
Second, according to a story dated Aug. 8, 2017 titled “Vladimir the Great Sums Up Pope Francis the Fake!” by Tyler Durden, Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin recently said, “If you look around at what he (the Pope) says it’s clear that he is not a man of God. At least not the Christian God, not the God of the Bible.”
The article called Pope Francis “a one-world government advocate” and accused him of doing nothing to get rid of pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church.
The Bible clearly teaches that a corrupt one-world government and a corrupt one-world religion will exist during the Tribulation period, but who would have ever expected a world leader to say the Pope is not a man of God.
Sadly, many agree with Mr. Putin. Some even believe this globalist Pope may be the False Prophet. Blatantly false theology and detestable morality have long erupted in the Roman Catholic Church, and Pope Francis is either advocating it or tolerating it.
Third, on Aug. 6, 2017, it was reported that Russia (once called the land of Magog) has built a base in Syria on that nation’s border with Israel. Many students of Bible prophecy know full well that Russia and several allies will attack Israel in the latter days and latter years (Ezek. 38:8, 16).
I am just speculating, but if the U.S. gets into a war with North Korea, Gog (perhaps President Putin) may have evil thoughts about attacking Israel (Ezek. 38:10). That may be just what God wants. He will protect Israel and He doesn’t like to share His glory with the U.S. or anyone else.
Fourth, on Aug. 9, 2017, it was reported that several U.S. government agencies will hold a meeting on Aug. 23 to discuss ways to respond to catastrophes such as mega earthquakes, terrorist attacks and EMP attacks. They seem to be concerned that something could happen that would bring “society to its knees.”
I know, and have long believed, that the U.S. government should prepare for these things, especially an EMP attack to protect us from our enemies who have the capability of such an attack. But it would be a shame if God had to knock America to its knees when all that is needed is for church members to humble themselves, pray (get on their knees), seek Jesus and repent.
Fifth, the unpleasant news, especially the irrational behavior of North Korea’s leader, is spurring anxiety amongst preppers. Iodine tablets, masks, ready-to-eat-meals and other things are flying off the shelves and there are growing concerns that producers may not be able to keep up with the demand. This is typical of what will happen during the Tribulation period
I am reluctant to predict the meaning of the past tetrad of blood moons, the August 21, 2017 total eclipse, the Jubilee year, the Feast of Trumpets, the September 23, 2017 Revelation 12 sign, perhaps the end of 6,000 years of history, the approaching end of 5777, the approaching end of 70 years since the founding of Israel (perhaps one generation from 1948), wars and rumors of wars, moral wickedness, the growing threat to Israel, etc.
But there is no doubt in my mind that we are witnessing the convergence of end-of-the-age signs like never before. Look up! Lift up your head!
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Daymond & Rachel Duck