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.