This morning, as I was preparing to leave the restaurant where I usually eat breakfast, a long-time friend motioned to me and asked if I had been watching the news. A man sitting at the table with him said, “It is scary, isn’t it?”
My friend recently told me he has been diagnosed with kidney failure, and he might not live very long.
When he asked if I had been watching the news and the man sitting with him said it is scary, I replied, “It depends on how we look at it. The news is coming right out of the Bible, and it could mean that we will soon have new bodies that will never get sick or die.”
Concerning the news and Israel’s war with Hamas: on Oct. 23, 2023, highly respected expert Bible prophecy teacher Amir Tsarfati wrote,
- “It is clear that time is short. The church age is near its end, and Jesus is coming for His bride soon.”
- It is time to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for many to come to faith in Christ, for the end of all things is at hand.
On Oct. 26, 2023, Joel Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of All Israel News and All Arab News, wrote that a former lieutenant colonel in IDF intelligence asked him,
- “Can you imagine how many Israelis will die if Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas get The Bomb?”
Then, the former Israeli officer answered his own question,
- “We are facing the End Times and the end of Israel if we don’t achieve a massive victory over the immense threats posed by Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas.
On Oct. 27, 2023, Dr. David Jeremiah authored an article titled “It’s Time to Sound the Alarm: Prophecy Is Coming to Life Before Our Eyes.”
Dr. Jeremiah wrote,
- “I believe the Church, those who have placed their faith in Jesus as Savior, will be taken to heaven in the Rapture before the world is thrown into the thick of God’s judgment, known as the Apocalypse.”
- “We cannot live by lies, or fear, or hatred. But we can no longer ignore the warnings or sleep in beds of ignorance. We must live by our biblical convictions.”
Instead of letting the news scare you, rejoice and sound the alarm. We do not know the day or the hour that Jesus will come for His Church, but we can see it approaching and know when it is near, and the events in Israel appear to indicate that it is near.
Christians will soon see their deceased Christian loved ones; a multitude that no one can number will soon be saved; all Israel will be saved. Following the Apocalypse, there will be one thousand years of peace, justice, and righteousness on earth, etc., so anticipate the soon fulfillment of God’s promises and sound the alarm that Jesus is coming soon.
Here are more events that recently made the news that seem to indicate that the end of the Church Age is near:
One, concerning natural disasters increasing in frequency and intensity at the end of the age: on Oct. 30, 2023, Hurricane Otis struck Acapulco, and a nearby weather station recorded a 205-mph wind gust. This was one of the highest wind gusts ever recorded on earth (the record is 253 mph); it killed more than forty people, injured many, and damaged or destroyed an estimated 274,000 houses and buildings.
(More: A supervolcano in Italy has caused more than 2,500 earthquakes since September. The most powerful was 4.2. It did not cause any damage, but tens of thousands of citizens are constantly on edge and ready to evacuate.)
(More: On Nov. 3, 2023, a 6.4 earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 150 people and injuring more than 100.)
Two, concerning the Biden administration’s claim that America’s border with Mexico is secure: on Oct. 31, 2023, four U.S. Senators said they recently visited the border and were told that the U.S. Border Patrol has found explosive devices on some border crossers in recent days.
Sen. John Barrasso, Chair of the Senate Republican Conference, said, “It is painfully clear that… our country is really at an increased threat for a terrorist attack.”
Three, God said no weapon formed against Israel will prosper (Isa. 54:17). Concerning the tunnels in Gaza:
>On Nov 2, 2023, Walla News recently reported that Israel has started using robots and explosive devices to clear some of the tunnels. They added that a senior officer in the southern command said, “We are going to collapse the entrances and the tunnels on them. It will become a death zone. They made a mistake; they chose to be in a place they could not escape from. They will die in the tunnels.”
>Amir Tsarfati recently said, “The flaw in this tunnel system is that it needs gas for generators to power the ventilation system. So, while there is food and water in Gaza, as well as electricity in most areas, gas is very difficult to find. This is because the IDF has confiscated all the gas they can find. No gas, no ventilators. No ventilators, no air. No air, the terrorists will be forced to scurry out of their holes where they will surrender or be killed.”
(More: On Nov. 2, 2023, Israel claimed that it has already destroyed more than one hundred tunnels.)
Four, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog: on Nov. 2, 2023, Russia’s ambassador to the UN told the UN Security Council that Israel does not have the right to self-defense under international law in its fight against Hamas because Israel is an occupying state. He said this was confirmed by the UN International Court in 2004.
(More: For several years, it has been Israeli policy to notify Russia before Israel struck Iranian or Syrian targets in Syria. Israel did this to limit the possibility of accidentally killing Russian troops. On Nov. 3, 2023, it was reported that Israel has ceased that policy due to a deteriorating relationship between Russia and Israel.)
Five, concerning false teachers: on Nov. 1, 2023, Pope Francis called for the two-state solution (division of Israel). The man just does not seem to care or know what the Bible says on many subjects (supports world government, world religion, putting RFID chips in people, supports the climate change agenda, protects gay priests, serves communion to politicians that push abortion, etc., and now he wants to divide Israel).
Six, concerning world government: on Nov. 2, 2023, it was reported that World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Ghebreyesus wants the nations to speed up their work on the International Pandemic Treaty (Accords). Control over the healthcare of everyone on earth during a pandemic is not enough for Ghebreyesus. He also wants to control freedom of speech.
As soon as possible, Ghebreyesus wants to control what people hear during a pandemic and to censor (silence) those that spread so-called false or misleading information (those that warn people about the dangers of vaccinations, wearing a mask, the climate change agenda, world government, etc.).
The report did not say this; past reports reveal that he wants to control who can travel (by requiring digital passports), require people to have a digital ID, etc.
(My opinion: Sound the alarm because a satanic world government is rising.)
Seven, concerning Israel’s war with Hamas:
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023
>It was reported that Israel got into a battle with Hamas terrorists on the previous day, and the terrorists used about one hundred women and children as human shields.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
>An Israeli official said Israel has broken through Hamas’ front line of defense in the north part of the Gaza Strip, has penetrated deep into the Strip, and is now at the gates of Gaza City.
>Israel reported that its troops have surrounded Gaza City; they are encountering landmines, booby traps, and hit-and-run attacks from tunnels, but they are advancing.
>The U.S. reported that Sec. of State Blinken will visit Israel tomorrow to push for a temporary, localized pause in the fighting, but Netanyahu said, “We are advancing … Nothing will stop us.”
>There was a sharp escalation of attacks and counterattacks between Hezbollah in Lebanon and Israel.
>The Russian-paid Wagner Group of fighters announced plans to send air defense systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
>Israel struck a convoy of ambulances that Israel said were being used to transport Hamas weapons and troops (using ambulances to transport weapons and troops is a war crime).
Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
>Hezbollah has started using more powerful weapons against Israel.
>Iranian-backed militias from Iraq and Syria have started moving forces into Lebanon to strengthen Hezbollah.
>The Israeli military said it has troops deployed and ready in case Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah urges his forces to attack Israel.
>Nasrallah said preventing a regional war depends on stopping Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
>Netanyahu rejected U.S. Sec. of State Blinken’s call for a temporary cease-fire in Gaza.
>Israel captured a Hamas stronghold in northern Gaza and seized a trove of intelligence information, including maps, orders for Hamas troops, personal information on commanders and troops, and more.
>Israeli inspectors found oxygen concentrators used for aerating tunnels hidden in boxes of cookies supposedly destined for Palestinians in Gaza.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023
>Turkey’s Pres. Erdogan recalled his ambassador to Israel and severed ties with Israel’s Prime Min. Netanyahu (Israel had already recalled its ambassador to Turkey to protect him from violent demonstrators).
>Iran is trying to recruit suicide bombers to attack targets inside Israel.
>The invasion of Gaza is extremely violent, and it could last months.
>Some Hamas troops are pretending to be civilians and trying to sneak out of Gaza to avoid being killed by Israel.
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023
>Israel’s military gave the people in Gaza a 4-hour window today to leave Gaza City and move south in the Gaza Strip. (They asked people to get out so they will not be accidentally killed by the fighting, stray bombs, etc.)
>Israel’s military said they have cut Gaza in two (Gaza north and Gaza south).
>Israeli troops found a large stash of rifles, grenades, explosives, suicide drones, and missiles in a home in northern Gaza (the house was more like a warehouse than a home).
>Israel destroyed a weapons lab that made explosives near the house.
>A nuclear-powered U.S. submarine armed with nuclear cruise missiles has arrived in the Middle East.
Monday, Nov. 6, 2023 (Day 30 of the war)
>About 30 rockets were fired out of Lebanon into Israel, and the IDF said it is responding with artillery fire in the direction the rockets are coming from.
>Following intense fighting, Israel captured a Hamas compound, observation towers, training center, terrorist tunnels, and killed several terrorists, including several Hamas commanders.
>Israeli troops had advanced deep into Gaza city.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023
>Israel located Hamas terrorists in a building near one of the Gaza hospitals. The Israeli air force struck the building, and there were several large secondary explosions, indicating that Hamas was storing a lot of weapons and explosives near the hospital (storing weapons and explosives near a hospital is a violation of the Geneva Convention and other rules of war).
>Israel discovered tunnel shafts at a children’s amusement park.
>Netanyahu said there will be no general ceasefire in Gaza without the release of the hostages.
>Terrorists are attacking inside Israel’s borders, requiring the IDF to attack them.
>Israel’s Defense Min. said Israel is now fighting a multi-front war (my opinion: Psa. 83; Isa. 17; and Ezek. 38-39 may be shaping up).
>Hezbollah threatened to escalate its attacks on Israel if Israel does not stop its attacks in the Gaza Strip.
>In one hour, Hezbollah (and perhaps Hamas) fired 30 rockets from Lebanon into Israel (Israeli jets struck back).
>Israeli troops have moved into the heart of Gaza City where they are searching for terrorists, their tunnels, weapons, and supplies.
>Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Gazans are beginning to leave Gaza City.
>Israel uncovered and destroyed tunnels underneath a home in a civilian community.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
>Terrorists in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 9,500 rockets into Israel since Oct. 7, 2023, that have injured more than 7,000 Israelis (51 seriously).
>Israel opened an evacuation route for the third day in a row but said time is running out for people to leave (50,000 left today).
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.