This Happened On Planet Earth…March 2019…End Times Signs
Published on Mar 7, 2019
Current Events Linked To Biblical Prophecies. Everything is unfolding just as the bible foretold. Wars, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes, Extreme Weather, Christian Persecution, Violence and more!
Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat 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?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
END TIMES SIGNS AND STRANGE EVENTS MARCH 7, 2019
3-07-19 Rock Harbor Church Prophecy Update
LATEST WORLD NEWS – ARTICLES FRIDAY MARCH 08th 2018
PUT YOUR TRUST AND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST (OUR SAVIOUR):
(Romans 12:2) to seek God’s will, the Lord says, “Do not worry about what you’ll eat or drink or wear. But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well”
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
SEEKING HIS KINGDOM AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS
QUESTION: Could you explain in layman’s terms what it means to seek His kingdom and His righteousness. If you have already done study on this please tell me where to look.
ANSWER: Seeking God’s Kingdom means everything we do is done with His Kingdom in mind. For example, Jesus said it means using the wealth we’ve been given to store up treasure in Heaven instead of spending it on things that don’t matter here (Matt. 6:19-21). One way we can do that is to repay the generosity God has shown us by being generous to those in need. And we don’t have to worry about giving too much away, because the measure we use in giving to others will determine the measure He uses in blessing us (Luke 6:38).
Put another way, Paul said seeking God’s Kingdom means to fix our eyes not on what we can see but what we can’t see (2 Cor. 4:18). That means to have an eternal perspective, instead of an earthly one. We shouldn’t be so concerned with getting everything this world has to offer. Instead we should be concerned with what the next life will be like. After all it’s the permanent one. This one is only temporary. He also said it means offering our whole being as a living sacrifice to God and refusing to conform to the patterns of this world (Romans 12:1-2). We should ask the Lord what He wants us to do with our life, instead of going off to do our own thing.
We seek His righteousness by agreeing to allow His death to pay for our sins. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Cor. 5:21). This righteousness comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe (Romans 3:22).
QUESTION: I’m a born again christian, and I’m aware that, once saved, a Christian should seek His kingdom and righteousness, as you have taught. I know the reason behind doing so, what don’t know is HOW? Please outline this process for me in a way that is practical and simple. Maybe a step by step type of thing? I’m aware that time is really short so I want to do something of value to God. I’m also aware that life is really hard now these days and the only way to get by is with God’s help.
ANSWER: Your relationship with the Lord is not based on a set of rules to be obeyed or a list of instructions to be followed. It’s based on the attitude of your heart. Therefore seeking the Lord’s Kingdom and His righteousness, as He admonished us to do in Matthew 6:31-33, is a matter of making His will for you the first priority in your life.
You’ve already sought His righteousness by becoming a believer (Romans 3:21-22) which also makes you a part of His Kingdom. Now, decisions in any part of your life should only be made and implemented after consulting with Him in prayer.
In Romans 12:1-2 Paul said to make our whole being a living sacrifice to God. That means everything we do should be for the purpose of pleasing Him, whether it involves our work, our play, our relationships, or our worship. Determining what the Lord wants for us can seem difficult in the beginning, but with a little practice it soon becomes intuitive.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
1Th. 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH UPON THEM, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape
WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
GENERAL WORLD NEWS:
- American Farm Debt Reaches 1980s Crisis Levels: Agriculture Secretary
MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:
WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR: Keep in mind the word “Religion” in the Greek is “Religare” meaning “Bind back” or “yolk” – Christianity is not “bound” We are free in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
The Media Has Turned A Blind Eye To The ‘Terrorists Within Our Midst’ And THEIR PUSH FOR SHARIA LAW In America – MORE THAN 215 MILLION CHRISTIANS ARE VICTIMS OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN THE WORLD TODAY
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
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MIDDLE EAST WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
Titus 2:11 ¶ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works
WHERE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN SCRIPTURE
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows
MAJOR WARS ON THE HORIZON
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
EZEKIEL 38 & 39
THE WAR OF GOG OF MAGOG – A coalition of Nations led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey to attack Israel
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, andthe life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is prepared to throw the power of its naval force – and urges the world to join in – to block the Iranian oil shipments circumventing unilaterally imposed US sanctions against Tehran.
“Iran is trying to bypass the sanctions on it through the covert smuggling of petroleum via the sea. As these attempts expand, the navy will have a more important role in efforts to block these Iranian actions,” Netanyahu said at a navy cadets’ graduation ceremony in Haifa on Wednesday.
Failing to explain how exactly Israel’s relatively small naval force would impose the suggested blockade against Iranian oil tankers, Netanyahu only emphasized that Israeli sailors are well-trained and adept at carrying out sea missions against adversaries.
Washington sanctioned Iran’s oil, shipping and banking industries last November after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 JCPOA ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ to applause from Israel and to strong objections from the other signatories of the milestone accord and from Tehran’s business partners.
Washington sanctioned Iran’s oil, shipping and banking industries last November after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 JCPOA ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ to applause from Israel and to strong objections from the other signatories of the milestone accord and from Tehran’s business partners.
Aiming to reduce Tehran’s oil exports to “zero,” the US threatened global oil buyers with secondary sanctions. Then, after the pressure failed to achieve expected results, a handful of countries were granted a special exemption, with Washington generously allowing them to continue buying crude from Tehran, for the time being.
Furious at American bullying tactics, Iran’s armed forces have said they will protect its fleet of oil tankers against any threats that might jeopardize the shipments. Tehran is especially committed to ensuring safe passage through the narrow Strait of Hormuz, which links the Persian Gulf with the rest of the world.
To tackle what it called Iran’s “illicit” economic activity at sea, Israel would need to expand its operating theater. Currently, the country is primarily active in the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea areas. Whether or not such potential Israeli missions would yield success is questionable, as Iran has far more superior capabilities at sea.
“If US is to take weapons out of Syria, they can, but if they won’t, give them to Turkey, not terrorists,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a Turkish TV interview on Wednesday. It’s the latest moment wherein Turkey’s president has lashed out at Washington, and comes amidst tensions over the United States objecting to Russian S-400 anti-air defense systems being transferred to Turkey. Of that contentious debate, for which the US has held up delivery of F-35 stealth jets purchased previously by Turkey, Erdogan said emphatically, “this is over”.
He affirmed the Russian deal had already been inked with the first delivery expected in July. “We are an independent Turkey, we are not slaves,” he said to Turkish broadcaster Kanal 24. Thus it appears the imminent transfer of the S-400s is a done deal, perhaps also sealing future years of permanently damaged US-Turkey relations, especially as at the same time Turkey rejected the recent US offer to sell American-made Patriot defense systems.
The advanced Russian-made S-400 air defense system purchased by Turkey has been seen as a threat by the United States, given the potential for compromising the F-35 advanced radar evading and electronics capabilities.
The main argument for blocking the F-35 transfer is the fear that Russia would get access to the extremely advanced Joint Strike Fighter stealth aircraft, enabling Moscow to detect and exploit its vulnerabilities. Russia would ultimately learn how the S-400 could take out an F-35.
Meanwhile, the chief of US European Command, Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, told Congress on Tuesday that delivery to Turkey of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter should ultimately be cancelled if Turkey moves ahead with buying the S-400 systems from Russia. But it appears Erdogan’s “this is over” comment was directed at the continued congressional debate.
“We’re done, this is over,” Erdogan said during the interview. “The deal has been finalized.”
Erdogan further warned Washington to cease from coercion or “disciplinary measures” in the form of sanctions or restrictive trade measures, noting Turkey has considered potential retaliatory measures.
His somewhat comical and ironic remarks that US forces should hand over its weapons to Turkey and “not terrorists” also appeared a veiled threat as the Pentagon continues preparations for a broad troop draw down, however, leaving some 400 to 500 military advisers in place to support Kurdish-led SDF forces.
Erdogan repeated prior statements suggesting the “deep state” is preventing Trump from a full withdrawal. Indeed just this week Trump voiced a full reversal in perspective, telling Congress in a White House letter he now agrees “100 percent” in keeping troops in Syria, though it’s unclear what this will now entail in terms of numbers.
Al Qods Brigades, the Iranian Rev Guards’ external wing, “brought” Syrian ruler Bashar Assad to Tehran on Feb. 27, for an audience with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This was revealed on Wednesday, March 6, by Al Qods deputy chief Brig.-Gen Esmaeil Qaani in an interview with Iranian media. Assad arrived alone without aides – a sign that he did not come voluntarily. And, indeed, Qaani also admitted that “his men accompanied Assad” all the way to Tehran, another sign that he was virtually snatched for the trip. DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources, who followed this revelation, discovered that Assad was bundled onto an Iranian plane and flown directly to a Revolutionary Guards air base in western Tehran. The only official on hand to receive the Syrian president was Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who never left his side throughout the visit.
The only Iranian advised of his arrival was supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Assad later met President Hassan Rouhani, who was surprised to find the Syrian ruler in Tehran. All the photos and videos of the visit showed Assad on his own without the usual Syrian aides.
Our sources report that the entire purpose of this virtual abduction was to force the Syrian ruler to bend the knee and kiss the hand of Ayatollah Khamenei, a gesture tantamount to an oath of allegiance to Iran’s supreme leader. Assad became the only Arab ruler to swear allegiance to the Shiite revolutionary ruler of Iran. He was not given much choice.
Having discovered how Tehran forced Bashar Assad to its will, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who two days later, on Feb. 27, sat down in Moscow with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and IDF Military chief Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman, granted Israel a free hand to attack Iranian targets in Syria. Putin also invited Israel to accept its first role in the military and political processes ongoing in Syria.
According to our sources, Iran is not taking the Russian concessions to Israel lying down. Assad is being subjected to brutal pressure from Tehran to declare Israel’s attacks on Iranian sites in his country tantamount to attacks on Syrian targets, and to issue a strong warning that Damascus and Tehran will initiate payback.
Love it or hate it, the potency of the Trump Administration is on the wane, soon to be stuck in the mire of the Swamp it has deepend instead of drained, while the economy falls into one hell of a recession—so claims former Regan-era Cabinet member and Congressman David Stockman.
In his new book Peak Trump, Stockman notes how the wide divergence between Trump the campaigner and Trump the president appears to be proving to be his undoing.
Rather than fight to dismantle the institutions he railed against as a candidate—most notably the Deep State and the Federal Reserve—Trump has embraced them.
Now, when this latest asset bubble bursts (and Stockman believes the markets saw their peak back in Fall 2018), Trump will ‘own’ that. Having chosen to tie his administration’s success to the rising price of the S&P 500 since taking office, he won’t be able to foist the blame of a market crash on his predecessors.
Similarly, the Deep State—especially the military industrial complex—is experiencing a bonanza under the Trump administration. As a result, the Swamp is deeper than it has ever been:
I learned a long time ago as Budget Director and even before that as a member of Congress that the real deep end of the Washington swamp is on the Pentagon side of the Potomac. What Trump has done is basically taking a defense budget at $600 billion that was already swollen with waste and extending it far beyond anything you need for a homeland defense.
I have a whole section in the book about how a homeland of defense wouldn’t cost $600 billion that he inherited or now the $700 billion that we have. $720 billion actually, that after two huge Trump increases. But you can do an honest, effective, and safe homeland defense for $250 billion. By putting all of these funds into the DOD and into an even larger intelligence budget which is already $75 billion and triggered in the entire Russian military budget for everything… He has actually fed the monster.
Remember, the walking around dollars that create the prosperity in Washington and all of the lobbies, NGOs, think tanks, and all the rest of it comes out of the DOD, National Security, State Department, Intelligence Community budget. It becomes a self-perpetuating lobby for its own, ultimately if you add everything up, $800 billion per year fleecing of the tax papers. Domestically, yeah. We have this huge amount of waste and the domestic budget as well. But most of it’s entitlements and so, it’s cash flowing out of all the places across America. Those entitlements need to be reformed.
But the impact on governance and what he rightly called the swamp, comes from the National Security side. The warfare state, not the welfare state. He’s obviously… It was a nice phrase but unfortunately he has embraced policies that go into the opposite direction and made the swamp even far deeper than it already was on the warfare state side of the equation.
Dark rumblings in the British Isles portend the betrayal of the largest democratic exercise in the nation’s long history. Storm clouds gather in the form of elitist politicians seeking to tie the United Kingdom – once a proud, independent nation – to the increasingly fragmented European Union project. As the official deadline for leaving this European Superstate approaches, it seems that elected members of Parliament are determined to override the will of the British people in a capitulation that will mark the death knell of their freedom.
Will the U.K. forever be trapped in a political union with no hope of escape? Will the British Deplorables take to the streets to demand democracy be served? And is there any doubt remaining in the minds of the electorate that the government has its own agenda that must be served out as thin gruel in this ongoing saga?
On March 29, Britain is set to leave the European Union. Under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the U.K. gave its two-year notice of withdrawal, and that deadline is fast approaching. You might assume that Brexit is a done deal and that this nation of shopkeepers (as Napoleon described his eventual victors) should be negotiating new trade arrangements with the rest of the world. But, no, there are further machinations taking place.
The 2016 referendum asked a simple question: Should the U.K. remain part of the E.U.? Once this was decided in an historic vote, the follow-up question should have been, simply: When do we leave? Yet this question – that was handed to the British voting public – morphed into a vicious hydra of how we leave, what deal should be in place with the E.U., and how much power should remain in the hands of the unelected bureaucrats of Brussels?
The British government has decided, in its all-too-finite wisdom, that exiting the union on simple World Trade Organization (WTO) terms would be a poison pill for the economy. Remember that this is the same government that wrongly forecasted Britain would enter immediate recession upon a Leave vote. The Conservative Party under Prime Minister Theresa May is left pitiably scabbling for scraps of compromise from unbending fanatics who have stated that “Britain must be punished” for the crime of daring to leave their precious club. As Mr. Brexit himself, Nigel Farage, points out, the withdrawal agreement so far is more like a surrender document signed under the barrel of a gun by a defeated nation.
May’s ministers presently are attempting to get minor concessions to a withdrawal agreement, brokered by May but rejected by Parliament, with little luck. The opposition Labour Party has finally, after three years of dalliance, decided that what’s needed now – at the 11th hour – is another referendum to make sure the supposedly idiotic plebeians know exactly what they voted for the first time.
And through it all, the recalcitrant E.U. leaders smugly state that not only is there no dealing to be done but also those who dared to orchestrate Brexit have “a special place in hell.”
Yet what is it that the British public actually want? A recent Politico poll asked which scenario the respondents would prefer. The option and responses were:
Delaying the U.K.’s exit from the E.U. to negotiate a different deal: 15.6%
Remaining in the E.U.: 31.5%
Leaving the E.U. with the government’s deal: 16.4%
Leaving the E.U. without a deal: 21.6%
At first glance, it seems that remaining in the E.U. has the highest amount of support, until you realize that this is a weighted question. You see, although remaining part of the E.U. project has the support of 31.5% of people (down from 48% of voters in 2016), the other three options all support leaving. In fact, 53.6% of respondents want out one way or the other. (The other responders to the poll opted for “don’t know.”)
Surely in a representative democracy, the elected politicians should make a reasonable effort to carry out the majority wishes of the electorate, especially if through an act of Parliament, the aforementioned politicians had agreed to carry out the will of the people.
So why is it that actually achieving Brexit is proving more difficult? It could be, as the Remain- favoring Members of Parliament suggest, that leaving is just far too complicated and an impossible task. If this is the case, it would make sense to persevere in pulling the plug now while the going is good rather than be stuck in a painful extrication procedure as the whole project collapses (as many economists now predict).
Or is the more likely scenario that of the 650 Members of Parliament, representing the 650 constituencies of the United Kingdom, the majority of them personally favor remaining, and as such ignore what their voters demanded? As it turns out, only 156 MPs openly backed leaving the E.U., yet more than 400 constituencies voted the same. This shows that a vast majority of MPs are not respecting the vote given by their own electorate.
If there were ever an argument to be made for a British Electoral College, it is this. The vote to leave the European Union was won by a slim margin in terms of overall votes, but by area and constituency it was a huge au revoir from almost everywhere but London, the capital city. That the sheer number of people living in one small area of the U.K. have the ultimate sway over the direction and lives of those from whom they are so far removed shows us that the present system is deeply flawed.
Anger is at boiling point in Britain. Demonstrators are taking to the streets in growing numbers. Belief in the value of voting is being eroded day by day, and the murmured chatter in back rooms and bars across the nation is one of disgust and righteous indignation. When change fails to come through the ballot box, the nation will fall to chaos, and the social contract may be irreparably broken.
ITALY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES JOINING CHINA’S SILK ROAD PROJECT: ‘OUTSIDE THE AUTHORITY OF THE EU’
In a move that is sure to cause both consternation and apoplexy within both Brussels and Washington, Italy has officially announced they intend to join China’s global Belt and Road project.
The Belt and Road initiative, or also known as the Silk Road 2.0, is a global trade route being built between South Korea and the UK, and would expand trade potential between Europe, Eurasia, and the Far East several fold.
Italy is planning to formally back China’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It would become the first G7 nation to join the ambitious project which promises to significantly boost global trade.
Rome is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding to officially support the project, championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, by the end of March, according to Michele Geraci, undersecretary in Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development as quoted by FT.
“We want to make sure that ‘Made in Italy’ products can have more success in terms of export volume to China, which is the fastest-growing market in the world.” – Russia Today
With both France and Germany seeking to integrate ALL European budgets and economies under the EU banner, one wonders how long Italy may even stay within the Union if Brussels attempts to put pressure on their signing this trade agreement which will be outside the authority of the EU.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY DETECTED AT N KOREAN MISSILE FACILITY
Update: In the latest ominous sign out of North Korea, South Korean intelligence has reportedly spotted “special activities” happening at North Korea’s missile research center in Pyongyang, according to local media reports cited by Bloomberg. Whatever is going on at the missile research center, the intelligence source said they couldn’t tell if it began before or after the Hanoi summit.
In other news, President Trump told a group of reporters at the White House on Wednesday that he would be “very disappointed” if reports about Kim rebuilding the long-range missile facility turned out to be true, according to Politico.
“I would be very, very disappointed in Chairman Kim. I don’t think I will be, but we’ll see what happens. We’ll take a look. It will ultimately get solved.”
Mere hours after Kim Jong Un arrived back in Pyongyang after the breakdown in talks with President Trump in Hanoi, the North Korean dictator was greeted by a flurry of western media reports warning that his regime had started rebuilding one of its missile-launch facilities. The reports, which follow a decision by the US and South Korea to again suspend military exercises on the peninsula, suggest that the Kim regime may be hedging its bets and planning to restart its missile tests – which have been halted since November 2017 – if the US refuses to budge on sanctions relief for the North Korean economy, which is suffering through an acute economic crisis.
Images from commercial satellites appear to confirm warnings from South Korean intelligence that the North has started “rapidly rebuilding” its long-range rocket-launch site at Sohae, according to the New York Times. Construction work at the facility, which was partially dismantled last summer as part of a good-faith gesture by the Kim regime, began before the Hanoi summit, and analysts said it could have started as early as mid-February. The facility is located in Tongchang-ri, a remote area near the northwestern border with China.
PROPHETIC CONFUSION AMONG CHRISTIANS
Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
There seems to be confusion among many Christians about the chronology of prophecy as laid out by Christ in Matthew 24 and by the Apostle Paul in his letters to the Thessalonians. This confusion generates responses, at times hostile ones, when statements are made such as “We can’t stop the march of prophecy, but it is far better for America to be on the side of God when the Messiah returns.” It matters because in Matthew 25:32, Christ gathers all the nations before him and separates “them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from goats,” which leads to judgement of individuals.
Some people angrily say, “What does it matter, Christians won’t be around anyway?” According to scripture, it matters.
In answering his disciples specific questions about the end of days, Jesus laid out the chronology by first warning,
“Take heed that no man deceive you.”
In Mark 13:24 Christ says,
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light.”
Verse 26 says,
“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.”
In Matthew 24:29-31 is the same, beginning with “immediately after the tribulation of those days” and “Then” 1) Son of man appears, and 2) gather the elect.
At the time of the writing of Paul’s epistles to the churches, deceivers had already started confusing the saints with false teachings. Paul wrote the Thessalonians to correct these falsehoods, saying in
2 Thessalonians 2:1
3, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand, 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…so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
This is very clear about what will occur prior to the gathering of the saints unto Christ:
1) don’t be deceived,
2) falling away,
3) beast (antichrist) revealed,
4) sits in the temple as God.
Daniel 9, of which Christ speaks in Matthew 24, is similar:
1) Beast (antichrist) appears,
2) covenant confirmed,
3) temple sacrifice ceases,
4) overspreading of abominations,
5) temple made desolate by beast.
The Apostle John gives a very detailed account of the same events in Revelation. Other prophets are also consistent-Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel and more.
Christ, the prophets, and the Apostles such as Paul sought to bring clarity to prophecy, not confusion based on man’s own agendas and interpretations. I am not debating what you believe. I am pointing out what the Bible says in context. In terms of these end of the world prophecies, and the often complex “biblical” narratives and teachings that surround them, wouldn’t it make sense for you, yourself, to check them out in the context of the Holy Scriptures? You don’t need some guy with the gift of gab to tell you what he thinks the Bible means. He won’t stand in your place before the Lord. Only you. Anger solves nothing.
Just read the Bible for yourself and ask the Lord to give you understanding.
WATCHMAN WARNING: ISLAM VS EVERYONE
By Hal Lindsey – https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-3-6-2019/
There are some basic things about Islam that everyone should know – including its view of human rights.Since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, the country has had two “Supreme Leaders.” The first was the notorious Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. He said, “What they [meaning Westerners] call human rights is nothing but a collection of corrupt rules worked out by Zionists to destroy all true religions.”If anything, Iran’s present “Supreme Leader,” the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holds an even greater abhorrence of basic rights. He said, “For us the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is nothing but a collection of mumbo-jumbo by disciples of Satan.
”He was referring to the United Nation’s “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” written in 1948. The declaration is basic and straight forward. It is similar to the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights. It includes the right to “life, liberty and security of person.” It also includes freedom of religion and speech, the right to due process, to own and acquire property, freedom of assembly, to work, and to acquire an education.
We can debate whether the UN has any business telling the nations of the world what rights their citizens should have. But to call the rights I just listed “satanic” requires a dark worldview – a worldview perfectly in tune with the Koran.We must remember that Islam is not just a religion. It is also a political system – a blueprint for government.
Many of the freedoms listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are useful in improving governments. But Islam sees it as impossible to improve on a government handed down by Allah.For Muslim true believers, freedom of religion is an insult to their prophet. If you want to see this in action, try to build a church in Saudi Arabia. The New Testament has exacting messages about God and His ways. But it doesn’t tell Christians to kill those who reject the message. It says to pray for them – not stone them.
The newspaper Le Figaro editorialized that Islam should perhaps already be considered, “France’s prime religion.” According to the Montaigne Institute, the teaching of Arabic should be mandatory in French public schools.
European leaders sometimes refer to Islam as a “denomination,” as if they were Lutherans or Presbyterians. Many Americans see it the same way. But they could not be more wrong. Belgium’s ISLAM Party believes it can turn Belgium into a “Islamist Democracy” by 2030.
The French magazine, Causeur, talked about the ISLAM Party’s objective.
“The program is confusingly simple: replace all the civil and penal codes with sharia law. Period.”The French newspaper, Le Figaro, says it won’t happen by 2030, but it will happen. “The European capital,” it said, “will be Muslim in twenty years.”Islam is both a religion and a political ideology. As a political system, it is infused with the fervency of religion. It is unbending and intolerant. And it cannot rest until it rules – everything and everyone.