Down to the Wire
I’ve been watching the site Prophecy Update lately (for obvious reasons), and one of today’s articles in reference to the terrible quake and tsunami in Japan just begged to be shared far and wide. Here are some quotes:
This is the sequence of events seen every time, and as precisely predicted by Jesus. The signs are all around us - and increasing. The earth is groaning and the birth pains are increasing rapidly. We need to be ready for what is to come - and that includes the coming of Christ Jesus for His bride. Its time to get on our knees and pray; not only for the people of Japan, but for the world.I hope and pray that the world’s atheists will not be among those who choose to defy God. They say they have grievances against Him, and many will hate Him for bringing what they finally must admit is divine judgment on the earth. But we have had more than ample warning. Yet the so-called church has been worse than asleep at the wheel; they’ve been actively denying that God is not just love but also just, that His judgment will not be delayed any longer, and that the day of His wrath is nearly upon us. They have taught that there is no Rapture, that the Bible is all allegory, that everything ended at the Cross. They are the scoffers Peter warned about, mocking the idea that things will not always go on as they have in the past. They are on the forefront of ushering in the very kingdom of the Antichrist that they deny the Bible prophesied about.
We’re on the brink of seeing the last stages of God’s overall plan occurring and this is the single most important factor in everything that we are seeing today. Not only is Jesus coming for the Church, but God will reveal Himself to the people of the earth - many times. His presence will be made unequivocal - we see this throughout Ezekiel 38-39 (which may happen before the Tribulation), and we see this throughout the Tribulation period as described in Revelation 6-18. We are rapidly approaching a time in human history in which people cannot deny that God is alive and very present. That is a significant development that we are approaching. And during this period - when God reveals Himself - people will accept or deny Him - but there will be no nonsense of the idea that “God doesn’t exist”. That option will no longer exist. And with that knowledge - many many people will still refuse God and actively turn against Him
I have studied Bible prophecy since at least the 1970s, and also kept a skeptical but open eye on non-Biblical prophecies. This point in history is seeing not one or two but every single major “end times” prophecy converging at once, something I cannot ignore or brush aside as coincidence. Knowing some of the details of how this is coming about— magnetic pole shifts in the earth and sun, deliberate manipulation of world financial markets, wars and insurrections— does not mean God has nothing to do with it. Jesus predicted, as the cited article shows, that such upheaval would be like birth pangs: relatively mild and infrequent at first, but then increasing in intensity and frequency, until they come one after the other. We are surely at the point of “birth” now, as anyone not getting all their “news” from the alphabet media can scarcely deny.
Get right with God, people! “The end is near” is no longer a joke.