Summary: Signs of the Times... “Just Be Ready”
Signs of the Times “Just Be Ready”
"The beginning of sorrows" started 2000 years ago with the persecution of the early church and the destruction of Jerusalem. We are living in the end times. Here are just a few “signs”….
End Time Sign - INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE
Daniel 12:4 ...'even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'
End Time Sign Knowledge. Throughout history we have had a slow and little increase in knowledge. But take a look at the EXPLOSION of knowledge over the past 150 years! Up until recently in history, the fastest form of transport was a horse. Now man can travel at hundreds and even thousands of miles per hour, with travel to the moon! Technology has developed at a rapid pace, which has led to great improvements in computer power, scientific discoveries and the medical profession. Just look at how much we have learned about the human body with things like DNA and Cellular Structure. And how about "running to and fro"? This is pointing specifically to our day with planes, trains, automobiles and the busyness of modern day life. We are definately running to and fro and have knowledge like no time before us.
End Time Sign - ABILITY TO ENFORCE THE MARK
Revelation 13:17 ...'And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.'
What needs to happen in order for the "beast system" to stop people from buying and selling if they refuse the mark? We need to have a worldwide financial system whereby everything bought and sold
is through electronics, not cash. Has there been any time in history where this could happen? No. Are WE living in a day where this could happen? Most certainly, yes! And the powers of this world are now trying to make cash obsolete, and are pushing pure electronic forms of payment, like "PayPal" and "Google Wallet".
Look at the news headlines and you will see this being reported.
“Cash is Dead, are Credit Cards Next?”
“Nigeria Deploying Biometric Technology in the Banking System”
“Mastercard Tracking Global Economies & Cashless Societies”
“Israel Leaders Pushing for a Cashless Society”
“UN World Food Program Smart Cards and Digital Payment”
“Cashless Society Drive Gaining Momentum in Rwanda”
“Sweden close to being a Cashless Society”
Technology isn't the mark, but technology is needed for proper enforcement of it. This is a SURE sign of the end times!
End Time Sign - MAN OF SIN REVEALED
2 Thessalonians 2:3 ...'Let no man deceive you by any means:
for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first,
and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.'
Paul here is saying that "THAT DAY", the second coming of Christ, will not come until the falling away happens and that man of sin is revealed. Is this falling away the apostasy that took place with the Roman Catholic Church, merging Christianity with Paganism.
Is the man of sin "the" pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
Is the man of sin the leader of the free world? ( A US President )
What about Ahmadinejad, Putin or Bashar al-Assad of Syria
End Time Sign - VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY
Matthew 24:37 ...'But as the days of Noah were, so shall also
the coming of the Son of man be.'
Luke 17:28-30 ...'Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall
it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.'
What was it like in Noah's day and Lot's day? Genesis 6:13 tells us that in Noah's day the "earth was filled with violence." And in Jude 1:7 it says that in Lot's day, Sodom and Gomorrha had given itself over to “fornication and strange flesh". So violence prevailed in Noah's day and sexual immorality (including homosexuality) prevailed in Lot's day. This is a sign of the end times.
So our question is, does violence and sexual immorality (including homosexuality) prevail in the world today? Very much so, yes!
Not only does violence and fornication rage across the whole world, homosexuality has become "normal". Since 2001, at least 14 countries have fully legalized homosexual marriage, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, New Zealand, Uruguay, France, with some parts of Mexico and America doing the same. And there are more countries being added to this list all the time.