As people look around them, it is undeniable that the world has descended into chaos. Peace has been lost at every turn, including in America. The new language for most is hate and division. The division has caused more excessive groups which have labeled themselves better than any other group when we know there is none in this world good but God. Bloodshed, persecution, deception, and entitlement are the new currency. If one disagrees with a group then they are labeled bigots, hate-filled, and discriminatory. Everyone thinks they can bully another person into thinking, acting and believing as the group wishes them to. True Christians that hold to God's Word have been labeled as Christian extremists. Even some "proclaimed Christians" have joined these ranks. They defend sin and change the Word of God so it agrees with them, literally even in some cases. Click here for one article.
Part 2 continues to delve into prophecy and how it lines up to the current events. It explores just what is going on in the world. To read the beginning of the series check out the first piece Are You Paying Attention People? Part 1.
First, it is obvious that there is currently a great falling away and a great awakening happening concurrently. The book of Joel and Acts both speak of an era that starts at the day of Pentecost but culminates in the here and now with such a move in the Spirit that it is overtaking the world in places that previously would have never allowed so many to live for Jesus. Here is the verses from Joel.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. Joel 2:28-30
This passage speaks of each saint being filled with the Holy Spirit to the point of receiving the gifts of the Spirit and not limited to certain individuals. Young and old, man and women, rich and poor, child and adult will be called and used mightily in these days. Many will prophesy in the name of the Lord and speak His Word, will and warnings. These verses also speak of signs of the end of days before the day of the Lord when the sun goes dark and the moon turns as blood. The first of the two is wonders in the heavens and in the earth. Looking around the globe this is blatant and increasing. There were the blood moons that fell on specific biblical holy days in 2014-2015. The last tetrad that completed this criteria was in 1967 in a year of Jubilee or super Shemitah, and when Jerusalem was returned to Israel. The one before that was in 1948 when Israel was reborn and Matthew 24:32-33 was fulfilled along with other verses. The article lists importance of the others and years. These are clearly signs in the heavens. Here is a picture from one of the recent blood moons over Jerusalem in 2015 with a view of the Western Wall.
There have been many others and too many to count or list them all, but below are some links that point to some.
Signs in the Heavens:
- Multiple meteor sightings
- Meteor video
- One of the several asteroid close calls
- Unusual solar flares
- Other solar flares and coronal holes in the sun
- Massive most recent coronal hole
- Severe solar storms
- Star of Bethlehem returns
- Meteorite hits Russia hard
Signs in the earth:
- Sinkholes at unusual rate in U.K.
- Massive sinkholes at the Dead Sea
- Sinkholes around the world
- Giant Crack in Mexico
- River in Yellowstone changes color and starts to boil
- Multiple places sinking into the sea
- Islands move from their place
- Mountains change height
- Giant lake dries up
- Some lakes gone overnight
- And one in Georgia
- And Bosnia
- And California
- Current erupting volcanoes
- Extinct volcano wakes up
- Ring of Fire much more active than usual
- Yellowstone magma chamber growing
- Volcanic activity to increase
- Japan's unexpected massive eruption
- Triple eruption with fourth trying
Again this could go on forever. The first link is a website that keeps current maps and lists of eruptions, levels of eruptions, and more information at any given time. Check that one often to see new ones as they erupt. Volcanoes that have been asleep, even thought to be extinct are waking up. Super volcanoes are preparing for another eruption. The ring of fire is said to typically have anywhere from 4-10 active volcanoes at any given time, but has increased that number exponentially as of late. Notice also the name ring of fire as that area is referred to is also a reference to the crowning of a baby's head during child-birth. In Matthew 24 Jesus refers to events as the beginning of sorrows which means labor pains or contractions in reference to child-bearing. Those verses follow.
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. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24: 6-8
These signs cannot be broken down here because it is a massive undertaking, but not the last verse in reference to this article and keep those signs in mind in reference to the next verses introduced. Those would be in Revelation .
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Revelation 6:4
There is so much involved in this one verse. There is most definitely no peace on this earth right now. There are wars and rumors of wars, people killing each other everywhere. The world has stooped to violence, hatred, and murder to solve their problems. One piece we have already done is Peace Taken From the Earth. Since then so much has happened. For the last month there has been a terrorist attack, massacre, or military issues causing death every single day from the Orlando shooting to the officers shot in Baton Rouge. In the middle lies the attack on officers in Dallas, racial tension shootings, Nice, France truck attack, Istanbul airport attack, attempted coup in Turkey, bombings in Iraq, and attacks in Bangladesh and much more. It is daily now and will just get worse.
We must keep our focus on Jesus and praise Him through the storm. This is just the beginning. There will be much more death and destruction to equal 1/4 of the earth. Natural disasters and extreme weather will increase greatly. So much more has happened and even more still coming. Look for Part 3 for more information. (To be continued) Help us keep going by giving your offering today at our donations page. God bless you and may Jesus keep you.