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Signs of the Time

John Collins02/06/2012Signs of the end time are all around us, and have been for years now.  Great signs and wonders, wars and other Biblical prophecies are happening all around us to show us the way.

It is very important that we never mock or ridicule these signs, no matter how great or small.  Instead, we must put them through the Bible test to make sure we are following the One True God.

There are many signs described in the Bible to watch for.  Many people do not study God's Word to find them all, listening only to their teacher(s)' descriptions of the signs.

Below is a list of some of the predictions given by the Bible, and how to make sure that you are following the instructions given by God's Holy Word:

1) 2 Peter 2:1-2 : False Teachers Bring Heresies, Gather Followers of Themselves and Not the God's Word
Be very careful that every word of your teacher points to God's Word, and not themselves.  All worship is on God.  The Bible promises "swift destruction" on these teachers.  Watch the lives of these teachers as vindication of God's Word.

2)  Revelation 11:9-10; 17:8 : Global Communications Would Show the Beast
The Bible promises that a method of global communications would show the "people and kindreds and tongues and nations" these events.  Some teachers may not permit you to use these forms of communications, but use these tools to see the signs of the time.

3) Zechariah 14:12 Weapons of Mass Destruction
Zechariah prophecies about the atomic bomb of today, "Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."

4) 1 Thessalonians 5:3 Global Cry for Peace
When the men of the earth see the violence rising up from all nations, cries for peace and safety will be heard.  

5)  Isaiah 17 : Damascus (Syria) Will Be Destroyed
Saturday, Feb 5 2012, the U.N. speaks out against Syria, saying that the country was a threat to global peace.  Already, war is looming over Syria

6) 1 Timothy 4:3-4 : Movements for Vegetarianism (New Age Movement)
The number of people avoiding meats and favoring vegetables only are on the rise.  

7) Daniel 12:4 : World Travel Bringing Increased Knowledge
Today, with the global economy, world knowledge is quickly spreading from culture to culture.

8) Luke 21:11; 2 Corinthians 11:14 : Earthquakes, Famine, Disease, and UFOs
Many are afraid to watch the sky for fear of being deemed "UFO fanatic", but the Bible teaches to watch for these signs.  Be very careful calling them "angels", for as Corinthians states, "Satan disguises himself as an angel of light".

9) Ezekiel 38: Russia (Magog) Will Attack Israel
Israel's current stand against Iran is causing the world leaders to watch closely for the attack.  Since Iran controls a major flow of oil through the region, such an attack would cause many to strike Israel.  

10) Revelation 9:15-16; 16:12: The Kings of the East (China) Preparing Army of 200 million.  
When this prophecy was given, there was approximately 170-400 million on the entire planet.  Currently, China has over 300 million men fit for military service.

11) Matthew 7:22-23 : Deceptive Signs and Wonders
With the rise of evangelism and Charasmatic preachers, there is also a rise in people hungry for signs.  We must be careful to worship the God they teach, not the teacher.

12) Luke 17:28-30 : Homosexuality on the Rise
The Bible is very clear on this point; homosexuality is of the devil, and the world would become more like Sodom in the end time.

13) 1 Timothy 4:1; Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:1-4: Fallen Angels Will Deceive the Church
A subject not often discussed, history points to the fallen angels that produced the Nephilim, or giants, and remains of those giants have been discovered in various parts of the world.  Some cult followings, such as Joseph Smith, have claimed to have visitations from these angels.  Typically, these angels produce a doctrine that points to the leader instead of the Good News that Jesus Christ died for all.

14) Matthew 24:26 : Leaders Teaching They Were Spoken To "Directly By God"
If they say to you they were spoken to in private, the Bible says "believe it not".

15) Luke 21:25 : Solar Flares
Currently, solar flares are causing massive changes in the magnetic fields in the north, giving brilliant displays of northern lights.

16) 1 Timothy 4:1 : Following After Spirits and Strange Doctrines
In the last day, religious leaders will teach from the "spirit world", instead of spreading the Good News that Jesus died for our sins

17) 2 Peter 3:3 : Mocking the Signs and Wonders
Be careful to study the signs and wonders, and do not make jokes or mockery about any of them.  If they are from God, it is Blasphemy.

18) Ezekiel 29:14-16: Egypt's Rule Diminished
At the time of this prophecy, Egypt was a mighty ruler of nations.  Today, archaeologists struggle to find even the history of their power. 

19) Luke 21:26: Extreme Weather Causing Fear
Active volcanoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes are starting to rise and be international news almost monthly.

20) Luke 19:41-42; Romans 11:25-27 : Israel Accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Many teachers, past and present, spread doctrines that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was not for the Jews.  The Bible teaches us that Israel would accept the Gospel when the Gentiles came into the fold.