“What on earth is going on?”
Nas Matt. 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. 14 “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.
Nas Acts 2:17 ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says, ‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit upon all mankind; And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams; 18 Even upon My bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit And they shall prophesy. 19 ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above, And signs on the earth beneath, Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
20 ‘The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
Ezek. 30:3 “For the day is near, Even the day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, A time of doom for the nations.
Mal. 4:5 “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.
1Th. 5:2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; 6 so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. 7 For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.
8 But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Rev 6 & 16 Refer to “The wrath of the lamb and the wrath of God”
We can know by the signs that the climax is upon us.
2Pet. 3:3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
7 But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Matt. 16:2 But He answered and said to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 3 “And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
Matt. 24:3 And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
Signs in society (Matt 24:37-38 Day’s of Noah)
The bible speaks of iniquity abounding and the digression of society… “love growing cold” vs 12
3 categories; humanism, materialism & hedonism
Signs in technology
Dan. 12:4 “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”
Signs in creation
Rom. 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
Luke 21:10 Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,
11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,
28 “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
other generations in the past have proclaimed the return of the lord but no other generation qualified to be that generation… we do!
Israel is God’s time piece…
29 And He told them a parable: “Behold the fig tree and all the trees; 30 as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 “Even so you, too, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near. 32 “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place. 33 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
In 70 Ad Israel was destroyed as a nation and scattered to the 4 corners of the world. (Jer 30:1-31:40)
1948 Israel was declared a sovereign nation – 67 Jerusalem was won back… 6 day’s war… (Amos 9:14-15)
The Hebrew language being restored is a huge sign…
(Zeph 3:9) 100 years ago no one spoke Hebrew.
Revival of roman empire 1957 EEC established
Ethiopian Jews brought back, 1991 Operation Solomon
The fertility of the land (Jerusalem) is a sign.
The alignment of nations for the Ezekiel 38 war
(Russia, Turkey, Iran, Libya, Syria – coming against Israel)
172 species of predatory birds have migrated to the mountains of Israel. (Ez 39:4) (ARmageddon – Rev 16:16)