The first prophecy about the Second Coming of Jesus was given in the Garden of Eden when God placed a curse on Eve. God said, “In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children” (Gen. 3:16 KJV). The modern language reads, “You will suffer birth-pangs.” The RSV reads, “In pain you shall bring forth children.”
Children are a blessing that God bestowed upon Adam and Eve when He created them. But they sinned. And because they sinned the birth of children is a time of sorrows and birth pains.
When the disciples asked Jesus about the signs of His coming, He mentioned five things: False christs, wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes. He said, “These are the beginning of sorrows” (Mark 13:8). The modern language reads, “These are the first pains of childbirth.” And the RSV reads, “This is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.”
The sorrows and birth pains mentioned in Gen. 3:16 are an example of how the signs will be at the Second Coming of Jesus. As the birth of a baby nears, the mother’s birth pains increase in frequency and intensity.
In like manner as the end of the age nears, false christs, wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes will increase in frequency and intensity (they will get closer together, harder and more destructive).
With this in mind, I want to mention a few things about the 51st Munich Security Conference (MSC). The conference is an independent event (not a UN or government sponsored event) that has grown in global significance.
This year, about 400 prominent individuals and government delegations attended three days of meetings (Feb. 6-8, 2015). About 20 were heads of state, about 60 were Defense Ministers and the remainder included people such as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
This year’s meeting was organized by Mr. Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German Ambassador, former UN staff member and more. He said three things that caught my attention: 1) There has been an unprecedented upsurge in global crises over the past year, 2) The international order is collapsing right now, and 3) There is a massive need for global governance.
First, this “unprecedented upsurge in global crises over the past year” could be a warning from God or it could be a Globalist generated scare tactic or both. Nevertheless, it is what we can expect at the beginning of the birth pains and the word “beginning” suggests more, and worse to come.
Second, the collapse of the international order right now can be attributed to the decline of the U.S. and the EU plus the fact that the world is full of people who see this as an opportunity to enlarge their territory, power, wealth, prestige, etc. These events are triggering wars and rumors of wars.
Third, notice the proposed solution: “There is a massive need for global governance” (world government). Many Globalists have said for years that the world needs a crisis to bring in world government.
So we have three major signs of the Second Coming: Birth pains, wars and rumors of wars and a call for world government.
Mr. Ischinger rightly said there has been “an unprecedented upsurge in global crises in the past year.” He rightly said the international order is collapsing. But he is wrong to say that world government is needed to solve these problems. Revival in the church is the solution to these problems, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.
And that is a fourth sign—a lukewarm church.
Anyway, the Globalists are going to get their world government (Dan. 7:23; Rev. 13:7-8). And as reported in my last article those who recently met at The World Economic Forum want it speeded up. It will happen when God gets ready. The world leaders can’t speed it up even one day, but we shouldn’t overlook the fact that God could be laying it on their hearts to speed it up.
I planned on the last paragraph being the end of this article, but something is on my heart. America is falling away or departing from God.
Last Sunday night, I watched part of a video that showed members of the U.S. House of Representatives bowing their head in Nov. 2014 while a radical Muslim Imam prayed to Allah. You can find it by Googling: “U.S. House of Representatives Bows to Allah.”
As far as I know, most or all of the Republicans and Democrats were present and most or all bowed for this radical to pray to the god of our enemies and none of them boycotted or were too busy to do it. But many Democrats, our president, our vice president and others are going to boycott or be “too busy” to attend a speech by our best ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he speaks to Congress about Iran’s desire to build nuclear weapons, which the leaders of Iran have repeatedly threatened to use on Israel (the little Satan) and the U.S. (the big Satan).
The Imam prayed, “O god, please help them with your guidance and your light.” He ended with, “O god, O god, improve the well-being of all inhabitants of this great nation and beyond. Amen.” I really don’t think the moon god can help them or America, but help sure is needed.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck