On June 22, 2023, expert Bible prophecy teacher Amir Tsarfati said:
- When many look at the world around us, they see chaos. I see something different. I see God warning the people of this world that His judgment is coming soon. The Bible shows us that this is the way He operates – warning, then judgment. God sent Noah to warn the world that His judgment was coming. He sent angels to warn Sodom and Gomorrah that judgment was coming. He sent prophets to Israel to warn them judgment was coming. And He told the whole church of the signs that judgment is coming.
On June 24, 2023, expert Bible prophecy teacher Jonathan Brentner said:
- There will come a day when the signs of the end times become reality; then it will be too late for many.
- God will surely judge the wickedness of our world. It’s a matter of when, not if.
- It’s far better to heed God’s warnings now, before they become reality.
Among other things, these two expert Bible prophecy teachers want people to know that the prophetic signs that are being fulfilled today are warnings from God that His judgment is coming, and this is real news that should be immediately acted upon.
Understand that God did not tell people to watch for the warnings (signs) to scare them.
God told people to watch for the warnings (signs) so we will know that He exists, that time is short, and that we need to make our salvation sure (and encourage others to know and do likewise).
He is a loving God that reveals what He intends to do before He does it (Dan. 2:27-30; Isa. 46:9-10), and there are many undeniable warnings (signs) that He is preparing to judge the world.
In this article only, I intend to call the signs “warnings” because they are signs of impending danger that should be taken seriously.
Warning One, concerning world government and deceit (the climate change scam): on June 28, 2023, the World Net Daily (WND) staff reported that:
- UN Sec. Gen. Antonio Guterres has called for the immediate and global destruction of the world’s energy industry because, he claims, fossil fuels are “incompatible with human survival.”
- Guterres said, “All of this action must be global. It must be immediate, and it must start with the polluted heart of the climate crisis – the fossil fuel industry.”
- Guterres added, “The world must phase out fossil fuels in a just and equitable way, moving to leave oil, coal and gas in the ground where they belong and massively boosting renewable investment in a just transition.”
Notice these words “global destruction,” “action must be global,” and “the world.”
Here is a warning (sign) to watch for: At the end of the age, an evil government will rule the world (Rev. 13:7b).
Here is an undeniable fact: Evil people at the UN, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Economic Forum (WEF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), global corporations, the media, and others think they need to create a crisis to bring in a world government by 2030 or sooner.
And it is my belief that the Bible clearly teaches that the Rapture will happen before that.
(My Opinion: The world uses energy to grow and transport food, heat and cool homes, run equipment in factories, cause vehicles to move, etc. The head of the UN calling for the global destruction of the world’s energy industry should get our attention.)
Warning Two, the Tribulation Period will begin when the Antichrist confirms (strengthens) an existing covenant with many for seven years (Dan. 9:27; I Thess. 5:3).
In late Sept. 2015, delegates from 193 nations unanimously approved a UN document called “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
This document or “covenant” that was approved by many (delegates from 193 nations) went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016 (a little more than 7 1/2 years ago).
In essence, it calls for the world to transition to a world government by 2030.
In early June 2023, UN Sec. Gen. Antonio Guterres issued a progress report on the transition to world government, and his report says most of the world is behind schedule.
It says the world is behind schedule and it has less than seven years to meet its goals by 2030.
Guterres said delaying or giving up on the deadline to establish a world government by 2030 is not an option.
The UN has scheduled a meeting called the SDG Summit for Sept. 18-19, 2023, to discuss this problem.
Guterres wants world leaders to commit to “seven years of accelerated, sustained, and transformative action, both nationally and internationally, to deliver on the promise of the SDGs” (the creation of a world government).
In my words, Guterres wants world leaders to agree (to make a covenant) to speed up world government by making more and faster changes over the next seven years.
His desired agreement (covenant) to bring in world government in the next seven years is generating questions.
Notice (in Dan. 9:27) that the Antichrist will confirm (strengthen; make stronger) an existing covenant for seven years, and that will begin the Tribulation Period.
People are emailing me to ask if the UN vote for the nations to commit to world government in seven years could be the covenant that the Antichrist will confirm (strengthen; make stronger) that starts the seven-year Tribulation Period.
We don’t know, but it is a legitimate question.
All of the signs are converging, the Tribulation Period will begin with the confirmation (strengthening) of a seven-year covenant, and now the UN is calling for a seven-year covenant.
(Note: I have pointed this out before but notice that Guterres believes the transition to a world government is behind schedule, and the Bible teaches that a Restrainer is holding back the rise of the Antichrist; II Thess. 2:5-8.)
(Note: Many prophecy teachers, including myself, believe the Rapture will occur before the confirmation of the covenant, and that makes this very interesting.)
(Something to ponder: From the SDG Summit on Sept. 18-19, 2023, to Jan. 1, 2030, is about six years and three months, not seven years. If Guterres thinks the transition is behind schedule, why isn’t he calling for a six-year covenant instead of a seven-year covenant? Could it be because God said the Antichrist will confirm—strengthen—a seven-year covenant?)
(More: How the covenant will be strengthened is not clear, but we know that there will be a brief rebellion by three of the Ten Kings, the Antichrist will subdue them, and he will ultimately wind up with total dictatorial power.)
Warning Three, concerning a falling away or a departing from the faith at the end of the age (II Thess. 2:3; I Tim. 4:1): on July 2, 2023, World Net Daily (WND) posted a Daily Caller News Foundation article that says People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has used Artificial Intelligence (AI; specifically, ChatGPT) to rewrite the Creation Story in the Bible.
They changed the Word of God to promote their idea of animal rights.
For example, following Adam and Eve’s sin, the KJV Bible says God made “coats of skins, and clothed them” (Gen. 3:21), but PETA’s altered story says He made them clothes of hemp and bamboo (never mind that the coats of skin might refer to the skin of a lamb that refers to the Lamb of God that would die for their sin).
PETA’s altered story adds that Abraham and Sara adopted a dog named “Herbie” from a shelter.
To make matters worse, a PETA official said the organization may rewrite more books of the Bible in the future.
It is important for people to understand that the Bible was given by God.
God chose the words to say what He wants people to know.
He warned everyone not to add to the Scriptures or take away from them (Deut. 12:32; Rev. 22:18-19).
Those who deliberately add, delete, or change just one word, even if it is to promote a good cause, could have the eternal judgment of God fall on them.
This is the danger of church denominations, seminary professors, pastors, church members, and others changing what the Bible says about LGBTQ+ issues.
The changes will not end with just one or two issues.
They will keep coming, and it is a slippery slope into the Abyss with no way out.
Warning Four, concerning the return of Jews to the Promised Land at the end of the age: the largest concentration of Jews in the world today is in Israel, but there is still a large concentration of Jews in Russia and Ukraine.
In late June 2023, two Jewish rabbis in Ukraine warned the Jews to leave Russia immediately.
They said, “Whichever way this situation (the war) plays out, it’s going to be very bad for you” (they could face an organized massacre of Jews).
Following the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, God used persecution to scatter the Jews and the gospel all over the world (Acts 1:8; 8:1).
He sometimes uses persecution today to cause the Jews to return to the Promised Land from all over the world.
Warning Five, concerning ungodliness, deceit, censorship, the loss of freedom of speech, and the loss of freedom of religion at the end of the age: on June 27, 2023, a letter bearing the signature of more than 250 celebrities was sent to the heads of Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube demanding the suppression of views critical of LGBTQ+ issues (deceitfully called trans healthcare).
(Something to ponder: If America is “one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all, is it legal for social media to suppress the views of those that are critical of LGBTQ+ issues? Is suppressing freedom of religion and freedom of speech of Christians the beginning of forcing everyone on earth to support the views of the Antichrist and False Prophet? Will this suppression lead to denying people the right to buy and sell, or killing people to reduce the population of the earth if they do not support the views of those in power? The denial of freedom of speech and freedom of religion for those that believe the Bible should not be taken lightly, but it looks like that is where this is headed.)
Warning Six, concerning a global currency and the tracking and control of all buying and selling: in a speech at a World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting on June 28, 2023 (called the “Summer Davos”), Cornell Univ. professor Eswar Prasad said (as I understand it in my words for simplicity):
- Everyone on earth could soon face the disappearance of physical money.
- Programmable Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) could soon become a global reality.
- Bank computers can be programmed to allow customers to make good purchases (buy food, medicine, etc.) or prevent customers from making bad purchases (buy porn, drugs, guns, ammunition, etc.), or to target people (make people obey the government, yield to government social policies such as abortion, the LGBTQ+ agenda, force people to buy from approved places, deny them permission to buy from unapproved places, etc.).
- CBDCs could make the world a better place, but there is the potential for the world to wind up in a pretty dark place.
This is an admission at a WEF meeting that the world could soon have a global currency that can be tracked, controlled, and used to control everyone on earth.
Concerning Professor Prasad’s remarks (posted on sociable.com), website Editor Tim Hinchliffe reported comments of several influential people (again, as I understand it for simplicity):
- Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, says programming should be left up to commercial banks, but they should be allowed to put conditions on how the money is used.
- A Chinese official said governments should use programmability to control what people can own and how their money can be spent.
- India is studying a programmable currency that will expire.
- Nigeria is studying putting customers in brackets (based on obedience or whatever) with limits on how much they can spend in a day.
It is my opinion that many of the global elite are looking at ways to control everyone on earth.
(Note: I am sometimes amazed at the things people say and wonder if God plays word games with us. Professor Prasad’s statement that there is the potential for the world to wind up in a pretty dark place could be a reminder that God calls the Tribulation Period a day of darkness, and He characterizes those that enter the Tribulation Period as children of darkness (Zeph. 1:15; I Thess. 5:3-5).
Here is a link to the Sociable article so readers can form their own opinions.
Everyone needs to heed the warnings (signs) that God gave and make their salvation sure.
FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.