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An Overview of the Signs - Dr. David Reagan http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_signs3.php

Let me present you with an outline overview of the signs of the times:

I. Signs of Nature

(Matthew 24:7; Mark 13: 8; and Luke 21:11)

1. Famine

2. Earthquakes

3. Plagues

4. Signs in the Heavens (Unusual weather, new discoveries in space, UFO’s, etc.)

II. Signs of Society

(Matthew 24:12,37-39 & 2 Timothy 3:1-4)

1. Lawlessness

2. Violence

3. Immorality

4. Greed

5. Selfishness

6. Hedonism

7. Rebellion

8. Despair

III. Spiritual Signs

1. Negative

a. False Christs & Prophets and their cultic groups (Matthew 24:5,11,2-4; Mark 13:6,21-22; and Luke 21:8)

b. Apostasy in the professing church (2 Thessalonians 2:3; and 2 Timothy 3:5, 4:3-4)

c. Widespread heresy in the church (2 Timothy 4:1-4)

d. Movement toward a one world religion (Revelation 17)

e. Persecution of true believers (Matthew 24:9-10; Mark 13:9,11-13; and Luke 21:12-19)

f. Outbreak of demonic and occultic activity (1 Timothy 4:1)

2. Positive

a. Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28-29)

b. Revival of Davidic worship (1 Chronicles 16:1-39; Psalm 150; and Amos 9:11)

c. Worldwide evangelism (Matthew 24:14 and Mark 13:10)

d. Understanding of Bible prophecy (Daniel 12:4,8-9)

IV. World Political Signs

1. Re-establishment of Israel. (Ezekiel 36:22-37:1-2; Zechariah 12:1-6; Matthew 24:32-34; Mark 13:28- 30; and Luke 21:29-31)

2. Arab hostility toward Israel (Ezekiel 35:1-36:7)

3. Russia as a menacing power to Israel (Ezekiel 38:1-39:16)

4. Asian nations capable of fielding an army of 200 million (Revelation 9:15-16 and 16:12)

5. Wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6-7; Mark 13:7-8; and Luke 21:10)

6. Kingdom against kingdom — that is, civil wars and ethnic wars (Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; and Luke 21:10)

7. Reunification of Europe (Daniel 2:41-44, 7:8, 24-25, and 9:26)

8. Movement toward a one world economy (Revelation 18)

Technological Signs

1. Nuclear weapons. (Matthew 24:22; Luke 21: 25-26; and Revelation 6:8, 8:7 and 16:2)

2. Television and satellite transmission (Revelation 11:3-12)

3. Robotics (Revelation 13:14-15)

4. Computer and laser technology (Revelation 13:16-18)

5. High speed transportation (Daniel 12:4)

VI. The Accelerator Sign

1. Population explosion (Revelation 9: 15-16 and 16:12)

2. Increase in knowledge (Dan-iel 12:4)

3. Increase in violence (Matthew 24:12)

4. Increase in transportation (Daniel 12:4)

5. Rapid disintegration of society (1 Timothy 3:1-4)

6. Signs in general to be like birth pangs, that is, increasing in frequency and intensity (Matthew 24:8)

VII. Signs of Israel

1. Regathering of the people (Isaiah 11:10-12 and Ezekiel 37:1-12)

2. Re-establishment of the state (Isaiah 66:7-8; Zechariah 12:1-6; and Matthew 24:32-35)

3. Reclamation of the land (Isaiah 35:1-2,7 and Ezekiel 36:34-35)

4. Revival of the language (Zephaniah 3:9)

5. Resurgence of the military (Zechariah 12:6)

6. Refocusing of world politics (Zechariah 12:2-3)

7. Reoccupation of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:2-6)

God never pours out His wrath without warning because "He does not wish that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9). Jesus said that when we see all these signs come together, He will be "right at the door," ready to return (Matthew 24:33). God is warning, and Jesus is at the gates of Heaven waiting for His Father’s command.

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