THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES An overview of Jesus’ prophetic message from the Gospels of Matthew, Luke and the book of Daniel. PART 2
“ And because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall grow cold.” An indifferent man walks by the body of a discarded baby girl in China. Many others viewed the same scene without reaction. THIS IS HOW JESUS described the callous condition of people’s hearts in the days just before His return. Unfortunately, selfishness and cold-heartedness seem to be on the rise almost everywhere we look. The following news clip from the British Press Authority reflects what’s occurring in most countries: <ul><li>Britain is in moral decline as people become more selfish and less public-spirited, according to a [recent] survey. </li></ul><ul><li>The country is less law-abiding than it was 10 years ago, according to 77% of the people questioned in a Gallup social survey, while 65% said the sense of morality was weaker. </li></ul><ul><li>People were also "less likely to get involved" than they were 10 years ago, according to 70%, while 72% thought the country was becoming more selfish. </li></ul>The great increase in the number of abortions worldwide is a typical sign of love growing cold. Thousands of unborn children are being terminated by their mothers on a daily basis with society’s approval. Matthew 24:12 For more on the subject, click here .
“ And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14 UNLIKE THE RISE in wars, famine, plagues, earthquakes, etc., Jesus said that this particular sign was not merely something to indicate "the beginning of sorrows," but was a specific sign that would indicate when the actual End — Christ’s Second Coming — would be upon the world. Never in the course of history has the Gospel been preached in all the world to all nations as it is right now. — If not directly by missionaries, it is certainly being preached by the modern mediums of radio, television, movies, telecommunications and the internet. This is a conclusive prophecy by Jesus that shows that you and I are now living in the time of the end! Billy Graham Crusades For more on the subject, click here .
How were things in "the days of Noah?" The Book of Genesis tells us "the earth was corrupt before God, and was filled with violence" (Genesis 6:11). We are all painfully aware that today’s headlines are full of tragic stories of senseless violence. "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the [second] coming of the Son of Man" Matthew 24:37 Just like in the days of Noah: Violence prevails, while floods have swallowed entire towns and cities around the world. VIOLENCE AND FLOODS! New Orleans under water For more on the subject, click here . Violence & looting in the midst of tragedy. Violent music.
“ As it was in the days of Lot … even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.” ANOTHER MODERN TREND foretold by Jesus, that again underscores how much today’s world is “without natural affection”, is the prevalence and acceptance of homosexuality. Luke 17:28-30 So this is another sign of the times; that homosexuality is sweeping across the world. It is not only tolerated in most countries today, but is actively encouraged in many places, while numerous films, recordings and entertainers flaunt and promote it. Sodom and Gomorrah Revisited (Also known as sodomy, named after the ancient city of sin, Sodom, where Lot, Abraham’s nephew resided) [Genesis 19:4-5].) Society’s view of sodomy is increasingly like that which prevailed in Sodom "in the days of Lot." For more on the subject, click here .
Shut up the words, & seal the book, even to the Time of the End : Many running to and fro literally means "speeding about, here and there," or as The Living Bible renders this verse, "travel shall be greatly increased." When you consider that people’s means of transportation — horse and buggy, wagons, camels, sailboats, etc. — did not change substantially for thousands of years, you can appreciate the significance of this prophecy. The number of people traveling today is absolutely unprecedented. Travel and tourism are the biggest and the most energetic industry in the world. It will be one of the three super-industries driving the (global) economy this century. Daniel 12:4a Many shall run to and fro… For more on the subject, click here .
… And knowledge shall be increased. IT IS WITH GOOD CAUSE that the term "information overload" was coined in recent years. Knowledge has increased within our generation almost beyond imagination! <ul><li>80% of all the scientists who have ever lived are alive right now. </li></ul><ul><li>Every minute 2,000 pages are added to man’s scientific knowledge. The material that is produced every 24 hours would take one person five years to read. </li></ul>Daniel 12:4b Here are just a few mind-boggling facts on this: TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 3 The nano-chip Tommy’s Window For more PowerPoint messages visit: For more details about these amazing prophecies & events click on this link: Countdown to Armageddon The microchip <ul><li>Every day, the equivalent of over 300 million pages of text is sent over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>About half of all medical knowledge is outdated every ten years. </li></ul><ul><li>It is estimated that over 15,000 scientific journals are being published annually, and that throughout the world well over 1,000 new books are published every day. </li></ul>
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