How Much Closer Are We Now?
By Jan Markell
We hear so much about "converging signs" today. The
Bible speaks about end-time signs that will increase
like birth pangs near the end. I
think we have passed the birth pang process,
As a popular TV preacher said, "We're no longer in
Kansas, nor the Land of Oz." Like Dorothy in "The
Wizard of Oz", we're looking around and seeing that
everything is different. Everything we once took for
granted and considered normal has been fundamentally
usually not for the better.
But God is allowing it all, even if He isn't
orchestrating chaos, as He is not a God of chaos.
Have you noted recent major stories and how they
confirm the words of those of us saying that things
aren't falling apart, they are falling in place.
Stories like . . .
- Russia and Iran co-operating and conspiring
- Gog is stirring. Russia has been relatively
quiet for decades, but now Vladimir Putin is on the
- With ISIS marching towards Damascus, Syria
is begging Israel to fulfill Isaiah 17.
- The United Nations, Barack Obama, the Pope, and
many more, are clamoring for global government
(Revelation 13). All of these men may have
interesting assignments in the kingdom of
- Because of the increase of wickedness, love is
growing cold. (Matthew 24:12) Can you say Planned
we returned to those predicted "days of Noah" where
such evil as this was rampant? (Matthew 24:37)
- How about those "perilous times" (II Timothy 3)?
Who other than deluded, power-drunk men and women,
would give billions of dollars and nuke capacity to
the mullahs who want to bring international chaos on
the world so their Mahdi can return? Why would
Westerners give such power to ayatollahs who want to
ignite EMPs above the free world and send us back to
the 1800s? Does the Mad Hatter rule?
- Yet world leaders are crying in a
Chamberlain-esque manner, "peace and safety!" (I
Thess 5:3) They are calling evil good (Isaiah 5:20).
Lighting the spark for Armageddon is good. Wiping
out Israel is good. Making Iran the Mid
East power is good. Allowing mad mullahs to mount
nukes on their ICBMs, aimed at Western capitals, is
is leading to world peace! And the world will be
one. Strong delusion!
- Europe is imploding. Barack Obama has dismantled
world is fundamentally transformed,thus it is
awaiting a man, somewhere in the shadows, known as
the Antichrist. He will make things right, turn
darkness into day, re-distribute wealth, and more.As
Paul Henri Spaak, former Secretary General of NATO,
a future "Mr. Fix-It," if he could lift us out of an
economic morass, "be
he god or devil, we will receive him." Note
the adoration of Pope Francis. This is a
foreshadowing. He is warranting the largest security
effort in U.S. history. You
would think he represents the Second Coming.
- Apostasy is so bad in many churches that people
no longer attend church (II Timothy 4:3).
- The predicted evil is rising (II Timothy 3). The
Hindu goddess Khali was beamed onto the Empire State
Building a month ago. Perhaps she is the new
matriarch of America, replacing our founders' dream
of a God-inspired America.
- And ALL nations are having "distress with
perplexity" (Luke 21:28). ALL
nations have dilemmas for which there are simply no
is the meaning of "distress with perplexity".
I could go on and on but you get the point. We can't
let breaking news interpret the Bible but we can see
that a newspaper in one hand and a Bible in the
other is complimentary. This doesn't have to be
Scripture says that when
we see these things BEGIN to happen, we are to lift
up our heads and know that our redemption draws
BEGAN to happen in 1948with the re-birth of
much closer are we now?
Everyone who is
watching the signs of the times has a sense of
urgency. A sense that there is a countdown. A sense
that things are not the same and will never be the
And we don't have a yellow brick road that
leads to a fantasy-land where all the good times
will resume, but
we do have our Heavenly Home where all things are
Catch my on-air
discussion of these issues with Amir Tsarfati and
Pastor Jack Hibbs here. They
are two of my conference guests October 2-3 and this
is my current radio program.