Prophecies concerning the End Times

by JPN Bible Studies

While there are many key signs to look out for to recognize the end of the age, several are repeated consistently by Jesus Himself, and writers of the New Testament.

1. An increase in disasters and wars

Matt 24:3-7 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: '...You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
That our generation has seen a marked increase in famines and earthquakes has been thoroughly documented. The word 'nation' in this passage can also be translated 'ethnic group'. Again, even within nations there has been a great increase in the unrest between races. See also Revelation chapter 6.

2. Rise in false religious leaders and those claiming to be Christ.

Matt 24:4-5 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many."Again, out generation has seen a flood of guru's and so-called Christ's invade our culture as the west has opened itself up to Hinduism in the form of the New Age.

3. A falling away from the true faith in Jesus Christ.

Matt 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other.
2 Thes 2:3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the day of the Lord - God's judgment upon the earth) will not come unless the apostasy (a falling away from the faith) comes first.

It is sad to see, but our generation has seen a great move away from Biblical Christianity, in favor of ecumenicalism and unity with all faiths. This is setting the scene for the one world religion which will occur in the last days.

4. Knowledge and Travel will be greatly increased.

Daniel 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
This increase in knowledge is occurring now at an exponential rate. We now play God with the very genes and DNA that make us human. Surely Jesus will have to return soon, for where will this lead if left in the hands of a fallen creation?

5. Increase in wickedness and a decrease in morals.

Matt 24: 12 "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold."
Matt 24:37 "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man."
Luke 17:28-30 "Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot... Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed."
The days of Noah were known for their wickedness (Gen 6:5). The days of Lot, living in Sodom and Gomorrah were known for the homosexuality that occurred. (Gen 19) We see both increasing today with parades to openly display and flaunt their wickedness.

6. General condition of the heart of men.

2 Tim 3:1-5 "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power."

Men will love themselves, money, and pleasure, but not God! - In our age, self-esteem and loving yourself is in... boasting and pride is promoted! Family life is breaking down as people are becoming more disobedient towards parents, unthankful, unloving, and unforgiving.

7. The emergence of a world leader.

Rev 13:3-8 "The whole world was astonished and followed the beast (the Antichrist, who will rule the world)... and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?" And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world."

Listen to the world leaders today as they speak of the 'New World Order'. See the unification that is occurring within Europe and other nations. Even non-Christians can see that we are heading for a one world government. This is what the Bible predicted nearly 2000 years ago. This government will be given into the hands of the most wicked man this world has ever known.

8. The mark of the beast!

Rev 13:16,17 "He (the antichrist) also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name."

What was an absurd impossibility 2000 years ago, is rapidly becoming reality today. Does anyone really doubt that this is where we are going with today's technology? We already place microchips in our cats and dogs to give them a unique identifier. If we are to have a one world government, then what better way to control the people than to control all finance and trade? It is a clear sign of the age in which we live that we now have the technology to control finance in this way.

We started by showing the challenge that the God of the Bible issues for all other 'gods' - that is, to accurately predict the things which will take place in the future. And they can't! No other religion would dare to base it's validity on the basis of repeated and accurate predictions. Yet the Bible is full of prophecy from the first book to the last!

If you are looking for proof of God or the Bible, here it is! All the prophecies that I have mentioned above have either already taken place, or are heading in that direction in our age. It can only be explained by this - that the God of the Bible is the true God and He has given enough evidence for those who truly want to find the truth!

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