Summary: Todays events showing tomorrows prophecy
- Lost when we were driving home across the mountains.
- Not sure where we were going ov even if we were going the right direction
- When the sun came into to our eyes we knew then we were driving the wrong way
- Sun gave indication of direction we were to be going in
- So today the SON shows us the direction we are headed
- End time prophecy compared to:
- A woman in labor.
- Mt 24:8 – sorrows – Gk “to suffer birth pains”
- A woman has many warnings that her baby is on the way
- Birth follows a very precise set of events
- Fig Tree Mt. 24:32
– See the leaves summer is close
- Sun setting - From Daylight to Darkness
Twilight gives warning it’s going to be dark
- At what moment is it dark?
- Slow down!, Rough Road!, Steep Hill!, Bridge is Out!, Detour!
-Mt. 24-25 - Judgment is Coming
- Mt. 24:38-39 Does eating, drinking and marrying justify judgment?
- Warnings for judgment of sin
- Flood, Sodom, Judges, Captivity Cross, Tribulation, Hell,
- All because of Sin
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT
- Judgment Is Coming
BIRTHPAINS IN OUR LIFETIME
- We have seen mankind harness the atom
- Man has developed capabilities to destroy the entire earth in less than 30 minutes
- (War Jeremiah 8:15KJVWe looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!,
- 2 Peter 3:10KJVBut the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.)
■ Technology (Knowledge Da 12:4)
- In 20th century we have gone from horse & buggy to space travel
- Daniel 12:4KJV
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
- From the time of the Romans Israel kept their ID
- Nation Established in 1948
- The Jews return to Israel by the hundreds of thousands (just as the Bible predicted would happen just before Christ returns)
- Israel has become the hub, the hotbed of all that goes on in the world
- 1967 Jews recapture the city of Jerusalem for the first time in 2000 years, in a war that took only 6 days
- Zechariah 8:13KJV
And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.
- Zechariah 12:2NLT
I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege Jerusalem and Judah
■ Computers Have changed the world…linked together with instant communication
2 Timothy 3:7KJVEver learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(1983 movie) – 27 years ago Nominated for 3 Oscars
A young computer whizz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3.
Reuters 11/29/07 24 years later- A "cyber cold war" waged over the world's computers threatens to become one of the biggest threats to security. About 120 countries are developing ways to use the Internet as a weapon
CNET 9/21/10 Stuxnet is the first malware known to specifically target critical infrastructure. It takes control of a computer system without the user taking any action or clicking any button other than inserting an infected memory stick.
Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear plant may already have been wrecked by Stuxnet
■ The Cashless Society is nearly a done deal
Revelation 13:17KJVAnd 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.
- Sweden World Coin News 9/13/10 Marie Jarvas, a bank employee
- “If we can reduce the amount of cash in the banks and in society in general, robberies will also be reduced. … If in the long term we abandon cash completely, there will be no robberies because there’s no point in robbing a bank if there’s no cash there to steal.”
- Telegraph UK 1/11/10 - Steve Perry, executive vice president of Visa Europe reports that Visa has recently published an extensive report on the cost of cash to society vrs. electronic transactions