Birth Pains Headlines :: By Randy Nettles

In Matthew 24, Jesus’ disciples asked about his 2nd Coming and the end of the age. “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows'” (Matthew 24:4-8).

Jesus was referring to the time immediately preceding the 7-year Tribulation, otherwise known as the Day of the Lord or Jacob’s Trouble. Matthew 24:9-14 describes the first part of the Tribulation, and verses 15-25 refer to the second part, known as the Great Tribulation. The ‘abomination of desolation’ referred to in Matthew 15 is first mentioned in Daniel 9:27: “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week (7 years); but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”

Daniel was the first prophet/witness to declare the prophecy of the end times 7-year Tribulation. Jesus was the next prophet/witness to discuss this end-times prophecy, as mentioned in Matthew 24 and elsewhere in the Gospels. However, Jesus never mentioned it lasting for 7 years. John, the apostle of Jesus, was the third witness to verify the prophecy of the end-time Tribulation. He wrote about it in great detail in the last book of the Bible, Revelation.

John mentions certain events of the Tribulation lasting for 42 months (Revelation 11:2 and 13:5) and others for 1,260 days (Revelation 11:3 and 12:6). Of course, these are just two different ways of describing 3.5 years. Nowhere does he mention the Tribulation lasting for 7 years. However, it is assumed that Revelation 6:2 is referring to the same person as Daniel 9 does. He is the Antichrist. Thus, the conqueror of Revelation 6:2 will begin the Tribulation when he confirms the covenant with the many (Israel and others) as described in Daniel 9:27, and it will last for 7 years.

According to God’s law, “by the mouth of two or three witnesses, a matter shall be established” (Deuteronomy 19:15). The matter of the Tribulation is established by the three witnesses: Daniel, Jesus, and John.

In Revelation 5, John has a vision of God, the Father, sitting on His throne with a scroll in His hand. The scroll was sealed with 7 seals. No one in heaven or earth was found to be worthy enough to open the scroll, or to look at it, until Jesus Christ prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its 7 seals. Revelation 6 describes the first 6 seal judgments of God upon the earth during the beginning of the 7-year Tribulation. This article will focus on this chapter, as most astute Bible eschatologists believe mankind is nearing this time due to our fullness of sin. When sin reaches its peak, God’s judgment is sure to follow.

Current headlines (for the last week) that we have gathered from Rapture Ready News confirm this belief, in my opinion. Take a look for yourself and see if you don’t agree that these headlines are precursors (birth pains/beginning of sorrows) to the seal judgments of God that will begin the dreaded Day of the Lord. If this is true, we know our time is short and the Tribulation is close. The good news for Christians, however, is the Rapture is even closer.

First Seal: The Conqueror – Revelation 6:1-2

Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, Come and see. And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”

CHRISLAM UPDATE: Pope Francis Has Private 40-Minute Phone Call with Emmanuel Macron Discussing His Recent Success in Ur of The Chaldees

Like the gift that keeps on giving, Emmanuel Macron does not disappoint. We learn today that Macron had another private phone audience with Pope Francis for the better part of an hour, and they had two urgent topics to discuss. The first being the huge Chrislam victory Pope Francis scored with his trip to Ur of the Chaldees, and the second being how to rule and control a post-COVID world. (Note: Emmanuel Macron and Pope Francis may not be the Antichrist and false prophet, but they sure are beginning to fit the profile.)

Godless America: Anticipating The Antichrist

Oh, how America is preparing for the Antichrist with a Godless mindset. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News is headlined, “Why America’s Record Godlessness is Good News for the Nation.” In part, it reads, “The secularization of U.S. society–the waning of religious faith, practice and affiliation–is continuing at a dramatic and historically unprecedented pace. While many may consider such a development as a cause for concern, such a worry is not warranted. This increasing godlessness in America is actually a good thing, to be welcomed and embraced.” Are you serious?

Second Seal: Conflict on Earth – Revelation 6:3-4

When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come and see. Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.”

Rumors of War – Will The US Help Ukraine If Russia Invades?

Could this be the spark that causes World War 3 to erupt? At this hour, Russian and Ukrainian military forces continue to rush toward the conflict zone, and to say that things are “tense” in the region would be a tremendous understatement. When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed Decree No. 117/2021 on March 24th, it was essentially a declaration of war against Russia. Since that time, Russian forces have been amassing along the borders in numbers that we have never seen before.

Beijing Accelerating Timeline for Possible Invasion of Taiwan, Expert Warns

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The Chinese communist regime is accelerating its plans to invade Taiwan, an expert warns, as Beijing ratchets up military maneuvers against the island. Twenty Chinese military aircraft—including four nuclear-capable H-6K bombers, 10 J-16 fighter jets, two Y-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, and a KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft—entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on March 26, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense. It was the largest incursion ever reported by the ministry. The CCP sees Taiwan as a part of its territory and has threatened war to bring the island under its fold. The self-ruled island is, in reality, a de-facto independent country with its own democratically-elected government, military, constitution, and currency.

Japan Poised to Allow Coast Guard to Fire on Chinese Vessels in New Legislation

New legislation being considered that would radically alter current Japan Coast Guard policy toward how it engages foreign vessels in Japan’s waters could inadvertently hurl the region toward a hot conflict involving China.

On eve of Iran talks, Netanyahu warns Tehran against harming Israel

On the eve of talks to revive the Iran deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran that it faced “grave danger” if it harmed Israel, as he recalled the battle for Jaffa in the 1948 War of Independence.

Israel reveals it has the Ability to ‘Completely Destroy’ Iran’s Nuclear Plan

The new unit formed last year to deal with Iran and strategic issues—the Strategy and Third-Circle Directorate. According to Kalman, 2020 was a good year for the battle against Iran. “I don’t want to call it a turning point year, but it was a year of major changes,” he said.

Philippines defense chief says China intends to occupy more South China Sea areas

The Philippines’ defense chief said…China was looking to occupy more areas in the South China Sea, citing the continued presence of Chinese vessels…manned by militias in disputed parts of the strategic waterway. “The continued presence of Chinese…militias in the area reveals their intent to further occupy (areas) in the West Philippine Sea,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said…”

Israel Bracing for Iran to Possibly Strike from Their Own Territory

In response to their recent exchange of naval attacks, which reached its height on Tuesday with a strike on an Iranian spy ship in the Red Sea, Israel is readying for a potential assault on its own assets inside Israel from Iran’s territory.

Joe Biden’s going to get us all killed! Prepare for World War 3 and nuclear annihilation with America sent back to the Dark Ages if Biden and Democrats get their way

Reporting that Joe Biden and the US have declared their ‘unwavering support for Ukraine’ at a time when Russia is flooding Crimea with ‘trains full of tanks and escalating tensions,’ we’ll remind you that – according to numerous military experts as we’ll explore within this ANP story – Russia has far surpassed the US military in numerous ways, with their unstoppable hypersonic nuclear weapons a threat to our electrical grid, America’s Achilles heel, that should it be brought down for any lengthy period of time could lead to our destruction.

US Navy sends warship near Taiwan as China sends 15 warplanes

On Wednesday, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait, between the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan, amid China flying 15 warplanes around Taiwan in an ongoing pressure campaign against the island. The U.S. 7th Fleet…said, “The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific…”

Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth – Revelation 6:5-6

When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”

Massive U.S. food shortage coming – get a backup supply ready RIGHT NOW

The hunger-relief organization Feeding America estimates that our country will be short eight billion meals in the next four months. Their food banks put out three times the usual this year due to Covid-19 joblessness and homelessness, totaling over 17 billion pounds of food. On average, at least 10 percent of Americans cannot afford food that contains actual nutrition (organic whole food and non-GMO).

Kim Jong-un warns of North Korea crisis similar to deadly 90s famine

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has urged citizens to prepare for hard times ahead, following warnings from human rights groups that the country faces dire food shortages and economic instability. Speaking at a party conference, Mr Kim appeared to compare the situation to a deadly famine in the 1990s. North Korea has shut its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth – Revelation 6:7-8

When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, Come and see. So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.”

WEF globalist Klaus Schwab declares unvaccinated people to be a threat to humanity

Several dozen heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Economic Forum (WEF), and various other globalist bodies have declared that the “Great Reset” needs to include the establishment of a global “pandemic” treaty to ensure that all humans are “vaccinated” in accordance with government edicts.

East Africa deploys huge volumes of ‘highly hazardous’ pesticides

The desert locust infestation, described by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2020 as a “scourge of biblical proportions….”

Drought concerns heighten in region

After a dry summer last year and very little snowfall in the Upper Midwest, nearly 75% of the Western U.S. is in drought conditions, and climatologists say the outlook isn’t good for growers. (video)

Covid-19: Italy returns to strict lockdown for Easter

Italy has entered a strict three-day lockdown to try to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter. All regions are now in the “red zone” – the highest tier of restrictions – as the country battles a third wave, with about 20,000 new cases a day. Non-essential movement is banned, but people are allowed to share an Easter meal at home with two other adults.

Iran launches operation to fight swarms of desert locusts

Iranian authorities are engaged in a large-scale operation across several provinces in southern Iran to battle swarms of migratory locusts that threaten billions of dollars worth of food in farmlands at a critical time for the country. Large waves of yellow-colored desert locusts…some of the most destructive migratory pests in the world, have traveled to Iran from the Arabian Peninsula for a third year in a row.

Bait & Switch: Scientists Now Saying That Current COVID Vaccines Will Be Ineffective Within A Year and Everyone Gets Jabbed Again and Again

This is so funny, and by ‘funny,’ I mean deadly, end-times, super-serious and life-threatening kind of funny, if there is such a thing. Now that they have convinced half a billion people to take two rounds of the COVID jab, including people who swore last year they would never take it, today comes the ‘update’ that within a year all those jabs will be ineffective, and it will all have to be done over again. And again, and again, and again; I think you see where this is leading, don’t you?

Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances – Revelation 6:12-17

“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

Solar storm that appeared like ‘a great fire’ in 1582 could hit Earth AGAIN this century, causing billions in damages and knocking out power grids worldwide, experts warn

A ‘great fire’ appeared in the sky over dozens of cities across Europe and Asia in 1582, and eyewitness accounts of this solar storm have recently been uncovered. The solar storm that hit the Earth on March 8, 1582, is comparable to those in 1909 and 1989, which suggest they are a ‘once-in-a-century occurrence, and ‘one or two can be expected in the 21st century,’ experts say. If a similar intense solar storm were to hit our modern world, it would cause billions of dollars in damages and knock out power grids worldwide.

To be declassified: UFO broke sound barrier with no sonic boom

According to Newsweek, Ratcliffe said the upcoming Pentagon report will include more sightings and reports of objects moving in seemingly impossible ways or breaking the speed of sound without an accompanying sonic boom. The unexplained sightings occurred all over the world, he said, and include events picked up on automated sensors and not just by human eyes.

Something Invisible Is Tearing Apart the Nearest Star Cluster to Earth

Strange things are afoot in the Milky Way. …the closest star cluster to our Solar System is currently being torn apart – disrupted not just by normal processes, but also by the gravitational pull of something massive we can’t see. …an interaction with something big, about 10 million times the mass of the Sun, could reproduce the observed phenomenon.

New Clues Emerge in the Hunt for Answers to Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts

Fast radio bursts, one of the most enduring mysteries of modern radio astronomy, may be closer to being understood according to a recent study, which has produced what appear to be the most precise time estimates yet obtained about the mysterious signals. Lasting only a few milliseconds or less, fast radio bursts are one of the greatest modern space mysteries.

An asteroid just buzzed past Earth, and we barely noticed in time

A 100-meter-wide asteroid passed just 70,000km from Earth on Thursday, Australian time. It was discovered by the Brazilian SONEAR survey just days ago, and its presence was announced mere hours before it zoomed past our planet. The lack of warning shows how quickly potentially dangerous asteroids can sneak up on us. The asteroid, reassuringly designated 2019 OK, is not a threat to Earth right now. However, 2019 OK and other near-Earth asteroids do pose a genuine risk. The Tunguska explosion in 1908 and the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013 were equivalent to large nuclear explosions, and under the wrong circumstances, a meteor impact could devastate a city.

Asteroid equal to the size of football field to fly past Earth on May 4, but here’s the good news

NASA has detected another asteroid heading towards the Earth at a much faster pace than the previous ones. This comes after the God of Destruction Apophis, and the biggest asteroid of the year 2021, has passed through the Earth. Scientists have said that this asteroid will pass safely from a distance of about 3.4 million kilometers from the Earth. … this asteroid will pass near the Earth on May 4.

Randy Nettles