Major Unprecedented Events
Pointing to Christ’s Return.
1. Historically the world is experiencing an exponential growth in knowledge.
Dan 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.”
Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every 100 years. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not as simple as different types of knowledge have different rates of growth. For example, nanotechnology knowledge is doubling every two years and clinical knowledge every 18 months. But on average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months. According to IBM, the build out of the “internet of things” will lead to the doubling of knowledge every 12 hours.
2. Israel exiled from their homeland for rejecting their Messiah.
Mar 13:2 “Do you see these large buildings?” Jesus, knowing the future told the people what was in store for their beloved Temple.
On his way to his crucifixion to redeem humanity from their living state of death He stopped to warn the crying women of Jerusalem of the coming judgement to their people and city. Think about this, a child born just after his death would have been about 40 years old before His words came true. And those about 10 years old at the time of warning might have thought that this man Jesus was just another nut as they might have thought to themselves see nothing has come of this prediction after more than half a century. My point is, it has just been a little more than half a century since witnessing these Major Unprecedented Events Pointing to Christ’s Return. Luk 23:28
The Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD was the decisive event of the First Jewish–Roman War. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus, with Tiberius Julius Alexander as his second-in-command, besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem, which had been occupied by its Jewish defenders in 66 AD.
The siege ended with the sacking of the city and destruction of its famous Second Temple.
Most of the Hebrew people wandered throughout the world for almost 2000 years, without a homeland. Then as God promised they regained their Holy Land of Israel in May 14th 1948. Most cultures over this much time have been absorbed into other cultures. Israel was able to retain most of its culture and have even reclaimed their ancient Hebrew Language.
3. Earthquakes, the world is experiencing an exponential growth in Major Quakes.
Mat 24:7 … And there will be earthquakes in different places.
Click on this Chart for more information (NOTE: this Chart is a few years old)
4. We are just now starting to experience Superbugs that threaten a worldwide pandemic.
Mat 24:7 … And there will be pestilences….
Here are a few Facts, there are about 7,000 types of rare diseases and disorders, and more discovered each day. In the USA 30 million people are living with rare sickness. That’s 1 in 10 Americans or 10% of the population. Europe has approximately 30 million with rare diseases. 350 million are estimated worldwide to suffer from rare diseases. Collectively if they were in one country they would represent the 3rd most populous country in the world.
NEARLY 80 years after the antibiotic revolution, the human relationship with S. aureus is again on the verge of change. Genes for vancomycin resistance are increasingly prevalent, and on at least 12 separate occasions, they have entered MRSA to create new, vancomycin-resistant strains. Resistance to last-line drugs is brewing in many other bacterial species as well. Chance will determine when resistance finally catches on, and resistant strains spread through the bacterial population—taking the place of what has come before, once again transforming the game of survival that humans and microbes play.
The pieces are in place for change. We have our own means of resistance, and they are already common in parts of the human population. Activism and awareness are ancient, while the seeds of scientific innovation are new. What has been missing is the impetus for change, the pressure that causes an idea to spread.
“How big does this problem have to get for us to do something about it?” asks Michael Gilmore. “The challenge is, there’s a lag between when we realize a problem is big enough and when we can come up with a solution.”
The cause may be a gene or an idea. But sometime soon, an epidemic will begin.
Katherine Xue ’13 is associate editor of this magazine.
5. Israel’s enemies are on the edge of having a weapon that could eliminate Israel.
British and American intelligence sources think Iran is about a year away from having enough highly enriched uranium to make a bomb, and rather further from mastering the technologies to make a nuclear warhead small enough to fit into a missile. But David Albright, a former UN weapons inspector who is president of the Institute for Science and International Security, thinks that by mid-2014 Iran will have the capacity to produce enough fissile material for a single bomb in one or two weeks, should it choose to do so. It seems unlikely that Iran could be forced to change course on this matter by foreigners. The best that can be hoped for is that it decides that it does not want or need a nuclear weapon. The alternative is probably a nuclear-armed Middle East in which Iran and Israel—and eventually Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt—all have missiles pointed at each other. http://www.economist.com
Before they have the weapon-grade uranium for a bomb, sites can be enriched for a bomb. If you do it in time you can stop Iran from succeeding. Iran may be trying to develop the capability where it could break out and produce enough weapon-grade uranium for a bomb before they are detected and that’s one of the clocks ticking in this negotiation. Our assessment is they can reach that point as soon as mid-2014.
THIS IS COMING
As you read, these are not current articles as we now find our self in 2016
Fast Forward… As of February 24, 2015
- The approximately 9,000 first generation centrifuges operating at its Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant, Iran could theoretically produce enough weapon-grade uranium to fuel a single nuclear warhead in about 1.7 months. According to this timetable they are very close to having what they need to make a BOMB…
6. Blood Moons possibly making a dynamic encore.
This year brings amazing signs in skies and Scriptures. Blood moons, solar eclipses, Jewish festivals and a Sabbath year align in startling ways for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear.
Springtime Holy Days
God designed the Jewish year’s seven special festivals around His prophetic calendar. Best- known is Passover, announcing Spring, promising new life and harvest.
At Passover, a spotless lamb was slain to apply its blood on the door of the home and to be roasted for a festal meal, picturing Calvary: “Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us”
Within the week comes the feast of first fruits, the first day after the Sabbath, which foretells the resurrection of Jesus:
Signs in the Heavens
The Jewish festivals of 2014-2015 are bounded by four “blood moons” (total lunar eclipses, with reddish tinge). Eight times since Christ a series of four eclipses (called a tetrad) have landed on God’s holy days. The current tetrad began with Passover last year, continued through the Fall Feast of Tabernacles, marks this year’s Passover (April 4), and concludes on this year’s Feast of Tabernacles (September 28).
Previous tetrads coincided with world events affecting Israel. In 1493-94, Jews were expelled from Spain .
In 1949-50, the tetrad followed Israel’s official rebirth as a nation (May 1948). After two world wars, God’s ancient people were allowed access to their ancient homeland. The Israeli government was installed in 1949 and regional peace treaties signed by 1950.
In 1967-68, four blood moons heralded the “Six-Day War,” when Israel was attacked by Arab neighbors seeking to annihilate her. God gave a mighty deliverance that astonished the world and stunned her enemies. Israel captured additional lands and took back the ancient city of Jerusalem.
Elsewhere, Egypt and Turkey turn a cold shoulder to Israel. Fearful Europe has backed away from support, now accusing Israel of war crimes. The once-reliable United States has taken a long step back from helping. Dangerous days for Israel are here. We may soon witness a Mideast war unlike any recently seen. Joel prophesied and Peter proclaimed, “I will shew wonders in heaven above…the sun shall be turned into darkness [solar eclipse] and the moon into blood [lunar eclipse], before that great and notable day of the Lord come” (Acts 2:19-20).
The coming blood moons of 2014-15. The Islamic State (ISIS) marches through Syria and Iraq, seeks to take Jordan and maybe Saudi Arabia, killing Christians and some Shiite Muslims. They intend total obliteration of Israel. Terrorist groups Hezbollah, Hamas, and al-Quaedi are renewing attacks. Iran presses to gain the nuclear bomb. Once radical Islamic states and terrorists have nuclear weapons, everything destabilizes.
Sabbath-Year Economic Reset
Those familiar with Jonathan Cahn’s works—The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah—will know 2015 also marks the end of the Sabbath year, or shemittah (Hebrew “release” of debts, Deut. 15:1-3). Many of the biggest U.S. stock market corrections landed on these seven-year cycles of God’s calendar, always in September or October. The last one was the largest single-day point drop of the Dow Jones index ever, October 1, 2008. Seven years prior, on September 18, 2001, the stock market steeply fell due to the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
The Jewish new year’s eve, when debts are recalibrated, falls on September 13, as a solar eclipse darkens the southern hemisphere, and two weeks before the final blood moon of this tetrad comes on September 28.
Putting it all together, we have an incredible convergence of events beyond manipulation by man. A cycle of four blood moons over two consecutive years … each total lunar eclipse falling upon a Jewish holy day … with total solar eclipses between the blood moons … landing in the Jewish seventh-year of debt release … leading past 2015-2016 into the next Jubilee Year (when God sets captives free, restores property, and proclaims liberty in the land). Once again, when radical Islamic states and terrorists have nuclear weapons, everything destabilizes. This is what will make this an Unprecedented Events on the human stage of history. Is the Lord shouting at those with ears to hear and eyes to see?
7. Microchips injected on the hands, entering the market place.
This High Tech is one the world’s stage now. Just waiting for the Man of Sin or Anti-Christ to take control.
Rev_13:16 And it causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or in their foreheads.
Might I suggest that the seal or mark of Satan is on the Right hand, which is that hand of favor and action, and forehead which signifies a mind committed this his worlds system. Satan love to mimic the things of the Lord.
Believers are sealed with the Holy Spirit and on our foreheads.
Eph 4:30 Don’t give God’s Holy Spirit any reason to be upset with you. He has put his seal on you for the day you will be set free from the world of sin. Rev_7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
This High Tech is not in the distance future, it’s here now.
8. World markets having major problems, and moving to new digital currency. The Antichrist will control the economy.
Rev_13:17 even that not any might buy or sell except those having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name.
I contend that we have been in a cashless society for a long time.
1. The world has considered Gold, Silver, precious stones as the highest forms of real money. Seeing that it was hard, and risky to carry these heavy metals, at least in our country we started sharing promissory notes. The banks got into it, but there was no common standard. In time the banks came up with the silver certificate, most young people have never seen one. Back then our paper money stated that you could redeem it for silver coins. Our banking system has removed that from our paper money, because it is no longer backed by silver, nor is your checks, or credit cards. Thus we have been in a Cashless monetary system for a long time. Now it looks like we are about to move into a new digital currency.
My point here is that in conjunction with the rest of my comments, this becomes an important part of the overall theme.
That’s why the New York Times calls this development “groundbreaking” saying, “It could regularly replace cash, checks and credit cards.”
Already, the global financial community is quickly preparing for the massive “new money” overhaul:
- The six largest banks in America, including Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo…
- The world’s largest payments processing firm, First Data Corp. which processes more than 2,000 financial transactions every second…
- Over 220,000 U.S. retailers, including McDonald’s, Walgreen’s, Staples, Toys ‘R’ Us, Target, Starbucks, Disney, Whole Foods, and Macy’s…
Even the three major American credit card companies—Visa, MasterCard, and American Express…
9. An increase of racism (anti-Semitic Israel haters) on the move.
Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…. Mat 24:9 Then they will deliver you up to be afflicted and will kill you. And you will be hated of all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, and will betray one another, and will hate one another.
This should be a no-brainer for anyone cognizant of world events. The world has been suffering from racial hatred for as long as humanity can remember. So this is a part of the long time end time events.
Report: 400% rise in anti-Semitic incidents during Gaza war. France noted as ‘most dangerous country for Jews’ after 100% rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the country; WZO poll finds 55% of Diaspora Jews do not feel safe in their countries.
France saw an increase of 100 percent in anti-Semitic incidents in 2014, with half of the recorded “racist incidents” targeting Jews, even though they make up less than 1 percent of the population.
1,000 different types of anti-Semitic incidents took place in 2014, including dozens of violent attacks. Dozens of Jews were beat-up, or assaulted with cold weapons, while Molotov cocktails were thrown at synagogues and Jewish businesses, according to Ynetnews. ONCE again, it’s the convergence of these event that make this point important.
10. Historically Islam has tried to overcome the world as it is doing now.
This in itself is more important than at any time in history, due to the combination of events mentions above.
Here is a very interesting statistic: out of the Muslims who want Sharia, 52% of them say that it should only cover Muslims. But, 42% think that the Kafir should be ruled by Islam as well. That’s a disaster! Here’s why: Have you ever wondered what happened to Christianity in the Middle East? Well, I’ll tell you what happened to it. Jihad put the Sharia in place and, once the Christians became Dhimmis ( i.e., second class subjects living in Islamic countries), they were ruled by the Sharia, a system that annihilates Christian civilization. In fact, it annihilates all civilizations. That’s what happened in Afghanistan, and that’s what happened in Pakistan. You see, they used to be Buddhist and Hindu, but the Sharia destroyed them. Sharia destroys and annihilates all Kafir civilizations. Now, it can take a while: for instance, the destruction of Christianity in Turkey took several centuries. But, as soon as the Sharia is in place and rules the Kafir, the Kafir civilization will die. This is more important than killing an individual; we’re talking about entire civilizations.
Regarding Matt 24.3.
The context is the Temple to which the disciples ask 3 questions:
1. When will the temple be destroyed?
It happened in 70 AD. The Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD was the decisive event of the First Jewish–Roman War. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus, with Tiberius Julius Alexander as his second-in-command, besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem, which had been occupied by its Jewish defenders in 66 AD. In the end, Tiberius Julius Alexander defeated the city and took all the booty they wanted as the picture depicts
Matt 24:4-20, are both general and specific events that did happen, are happening, and will happen again. Something like the Anti-Christ. The spirit of the Anti-Christ has been in the world from the beginning of the Church, and there will be (for it seems) The Anti-Christ at the end of the age.
2. What should be the signs of his coming?
Matt 24:21-22 Begins with a Tribulations unlike any before and He must return or NO one will survive. Next he warns of false Christ’s coming Matt 24:23-28. But his coming will be witnessed by all, as the lighting is seen by all.
If you have been a believer for any length of time, you have seen lots of false Christ’s come and go. (click the Hyperlink to the left for a list of false Christs) None have come as Christ said He would come. At the end of the Tribulation period Jesus will have to come back in order to save the remaining human race from complete destruction. From the beginning of Creation until a uranium gun-type atomic bomb (Little Boy) was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and followed by a plutonium implosion-type bomb (Fat Man) on the city of Nagasaki on August 9. there was nothing the world had that could bring about such destruction, until the Atomic Bomb. NO DOUBT the Islamic world is going to get the bomb.
3. What signs will show that the end of the age is near?
In my humble opinion I have given what I see and understand to be events the likes the world has not ever seen or at least not to this degree. When I was a new believer back in the early 70s, the popular view was that Israel was interpreted to be the fig tree in Mat_24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree…. When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh” Many were looking for the Lord’s return no later than 1988. Counting from 1948 to 1988 was 40 years believed by some to be the interpretation of Mat 24:34 I can promise you that some of the people of “this generation”…. I never held that view, and it is not held any longer for obvious reasons.
In the early 80s we came close to what could have been the coming of the Antichrist. The world was being told that Christ was soon to reveal his second coming, openly to the world, this obviously did not happen. “In the spring of 1982, Creme placed advertisements in newspapers around the world saying, “The Christ is now here”. According to Creme, the “Christ”, whom he also called “Maitreya”, would announce his existence on worldwide television broadcasts. Creme stated in these newspaper advertisements that the Second Coming of Christ would occur on Monday, 21 June 1982 (the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere).
Back then I went to a Unitarian Church to hear him speak. He told us the day Maitreya makes his announcement, he was to speak at the United Nations Building with his 12 disciples. He said, “everyone will hear him in their own language no matter where they were in the world. Maitreya then would proclaim instant healing from every sickness, mental, or physical, even the blind would regain their site, and lost limbs would instantly be renewed, this would happen to every person living in the world.” Surely the world would follow a man or demon that could do that, not at all outside of the realm of possibility for the Antichrist who is Satan possessed.
On 14 May 1982, Creme held a press conference in Los Angeles, USA. Over 90 members of the media attended and heard Creme announce that Maitreya was living within the Asian community, in the Brick Lane area of East London.”
Wow… Don’t miss that this man had to say!!
This events failed because God is in control of His Time Table. The events that are on the horizon could all be stopped if this is not the time of the end of the age. Jesus said we are not of the dark that the day of the Lord should overtake us like a thief in the night. We are not to stop living our everyday life, but continue as he has told us to walk our life in Christ.
- CURRENT ANTICHRIST CULT
UNDERSTAND THAT I AM NOT SETTING A DATE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN. But we are told that we will know the season. What we don’t know is how long the season might last. When you look at the OT, we find that God promised events that took in some cases decades before they happened. One that comes to mind is Christ’s prediction of the destruction of the City of Jerusalem that (I cited in this post) and took almost 40 years to fulfill.
That being said, and knowing that The Day of The Lord is a horrible day for the unsaved, I join in with Saint John by praying, “Even so Lord, come quickly!”
Nevertheless, I want to give you the opportunity to not be left behind and suffer the anger of the Lord when He returns. So this is what you must do now:
- Believe that Jesus Christ is God. John 1:1
- Agree with God that He send Christ to be born as a human child to pay the price to buy you back from your state of the existing dead, and that Jesus Christ died a sacrificial death for you, paying the price for your eternal life with him. And that He was buried (confirming his death), and rose from the death from his crucifixion, by the power of the spirit of God. I Cor 15:4
- Now ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sinful rebellion, and receive him right now into your heart, agree with God in your heart (the above) as soon as possible tell someone that you have committed your life to follow Jesus Christ. This will confirm your sincerity and God who sees your heart of hearts will honor your new confession of trust and you will be saved. John 1:12, Romans 10:9-10
Now if you have done this let me know, and welcome to the eternal family of God. Luk 15:10 Jesus said, “In the same way God’s angels are happy when even one person turns to him.” Joh 3:16 God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die. 17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!