Those of us that are watching for the return of Jesus can easily see signs of His return all around us.
First, in late July 2019, a Facebook executive told Congress the “Libra” (Facebook’s desired global currency) could be a valuable tool for law enforcement partly because of the vast amounts of information that will be generated about those that use the currency.
He said there will be a transaction record (what you bought or sold, when and where you bought it, what you paid or received for it, etc.) plus a record of who made the transaction.
He said law enforcement officials could have access to that information when needed.
It is easy for students of Bible prophecy to see that this is a major step toward the Mark of the Beast.
Second, on the Aug. 2, 2019, “The Common Sense Show” Dave Hodges reported that Facebook is supporting a global ID system.
A global ID is needed for law enforcement to connect the information that is generated when someone buys or sells something to the people that did the buying and selling.
Third, an app called FaceApp has gone viral that allows a person to see what they will look like as they age.
People that download the app still own their picture, but FaceApp owns an irreversible, royalty-free right to use their picture anyway they want.
By downloading the app, people are signing away control over their picture.
Fourth, Washington may soon become the 17th state in the U.S. to allow three gender options on drivers’ licenses: male, female and X.
According to the Bible, God created two genders: male and female.
Anything else is ignorance or a rejection of the Word of God.
Fifth, in Africa, Christians are being killed and church buildings are being destroyed on a daily basis.
In China, school children are being taught to report Christians in their family, church buildings are being destroyed, crosses are being removed, Muslim signs and symbols are being removed, hundreds of thousands of Muslims have been sent to re-education centers, etc.
The reports are no longer about a few religions in a few nations.
A July 2019 Pew Research report noted significant increases in persecution of all religions on a global scale.
Jesus said persecution would increase when His return is getting close, and it is happening.
Sixth, in the wake of four tragedies over a five-day period (One, Gilroy Garlic Festival, 3 killed, 12 injured; Two, El Paso Wal Mart, 22 killed, 24 injured; Three, Dayton shooting, 10 killed, 27 injured; and Four, Chicago, 40 people shot, 3 killed, 37 injured; July 29-Aug. 3), it seems that at least three signs of the end-of-the age are in play:
1) There is a decline of true spirituality in the Church (a form of godliness, a lukewarm attitude; II Thess. 2:3, 5; Rev. 3:16).
2) Society is reverting to the way it was in the Days of Noah (great wickedness, evil thoughts; Matt. 24:37; Gen. 6:5).
3) Some people are incontinent (lacking self-control), and fierce (II Tim. 3:3).
The decline of the Church (declining restraint) in the U.S. is being accompanied by increasing wickedness and a lack of self-control.
According to the signs all around us, without repentance in the Church, society will reap a whirlwind.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck