The Signs Of The End Times

Each weekday, as part of my job, I am researching the Internet on the world’s economies, politics and any information that might influence the U.S. stock market. Some of the things I read are fairly pessimistic. I then must realize that we have a media of “progressives” who do not believe in our present capitalistic system and prefer liberal socialism.

It is apparent our allies can no longer trust us. Russia and China are doing everything to support foreign governments who oppose us. The Middle East is arming with nuclear weapons with intent to destroy us. Our status as a world power is slipping. Fewer nations fear us.

Consider the financial problems engulfing the sixteen European nations. Our media critics are suggesting America’s better days are behind us. Is it any wonder the confidence of Americans has been suffering?

We are seeing where the administration is becoming involved in religion. It appears they want a religion similar to the Church of England that can be controlled. Political leaders are asking priests and minister from the pulpit to promote immigration amnesty. What happened to the separation of church and state? Doesn’t Revelation say in the end-times there will be a one-world government and one religion?

Are we not seeing “end-time signs”? Do we as Christians just ignore what is happening? I suppose in the Old Testament similar situations occurred and Israel failed to turn to God. What happened to the Jews is exactly what God said would happen. I can see the same situation occurring in the U.S. and history tells us we have only one choice.

I had wondered why President Obama had so many Jews in his cabinet and he being so anti-Semitic. I recently read where approximately 80% of the Jews in America were Liberal Socialist Democrats who hate both the U. S. capitalistic system and Israel. They are in favor of a Totalitarian Government and are backing the “Progressive Movement”. Their philosophy is to punish the achievers and provide for the non-achievers. It is permissible for each of them to have wealth but it is not alright for others.

They support President Obama’s edict not to allow any Israeli aircraft to land at any US Base in the Middle East. He is seeing to it that Israel will have little possible means of attacking Iran. It seems he has taken the same stance that Jimmy Carter did. They are pledged to cause the demise of the nation of Israel and its people. When you see 80% of American Jews supporting Obama and his policies it makes you wonder if this also isn’t indicating the end-times getting nearer.

Keep in mind; Satan has always tried to destroy Israel. He motivated Pharaoh to put them in bondage in Egypt. He tried to destroy them in the wilderness. He tried to get King Saul to kill David, Israel’s only true king. He sent them into captivity to Babylon. He urges Israel’s enemies to resist the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem by Nehemiah. He provoked Herod to try and kill the baby Jesus. Satan’s reasoning: destroy Israel and you destroy any link to God. Presently, he is working on Iran, Syria, Russian and others to try again to take out the Israelites.

Approximately five years ago when I taught Revelation to a class at Central Christian Church, according to my notes, I said, economically the European Union one day will be headed for total disarray. Unemployment will be high. Their social welfare programs and socialized medicine will someday bankrupt their economies. They cannot continue to provide pensions and benefits as they have been doing. The population will complain when they have to cut benefits. Riots or a civil war could break out. Jobs could be difficult to come by. Two powerful leaders could take control. One saves the economies and the other brings peace to all of the warring peoples and nations through a world religion. Any wonder what that world religion might be. Scripture refers to the two as the anti-Christ and the false prophet. From these two we shall see different signs and miracles and they will deceive even the church elite.

When I covered this information with the class I was expecting these events would be 20 or 30 years away or longer. With what I see going on today it may take a dictator to bring the sixteen nations together. Otherwise, it may be reduced to as few as ten.

Many will not believe these events could be possible and those will be the deceived. Revelation 14:9 – 11 – “ A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.”

I John 5:4 – “for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”

Revelation 22:12 – “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” Some theologians interpret it as I will be coming quickly. We must be ready; our rewards will be based on the deeds we have done for Christ.

Again, I ask that we pray for the protection of Israel, the U.S. and a spiritual revival to take place in the hearts of both believers and un-believers. Scripture tells me prayer could be our only hope.

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  1. Ken

     /  May 28, 2010

    Reference to Revelation 13:3 “One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed”.
    1. Do you think this “seemed to have had a fatal wound” may have been completed like 1250 to 1300 years ago and is now healed and one of the fastest growing religions in the world?
    2. Should we stop looking for that Antichrist as the antichrist’s are with us and stop chasing after the wind?

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