Everyone who is a Christian wants to know: ”Are we living in the end times?” Those who are not Christians say: “What are those Christians talking about?” Well, our best resource is the Bible and we have to ask what guidelines does the Bible give us.
There are a handful of key factors which we can keep an eye on to gauge where we are on God's timetable. We can't know the day or hour, but Scripture tells us we can know the season (Matthew 16:3, Luke 12:56, Hebrews 10:25).
Every Old Testament prophet except for Jonah predicted that Israel would become a nation again in the end times after a long period of time when the Jewish people were scattered all over the world with no homeland. This is exactly what happened on May 14, 1948.
2. GLOBALISM (vs. NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY)
When most people hear the term globalism, they usually just think of the modern interconnectivity of global trade, commerce, travel, and culture. But what I'm referring to here is the widespread, specific, and intentional efforts of the world's most powerful influencers (international bankers, political leaders, and global-scale business leaders) to bring about a one-world government.
Please fact check me on this. Do not take my word for it. Dig into the founding documents, websites, articles, and interviews of people in (and/or connected to) these organizations and initiatives and you will see that it is an established fact that they are trying (more now than ever) to bring about a one-world global government.
It is important to note that this is not a left vs. right issue. This is not a conspiracy theory. Prominent people from both sides of the aisle are globalists. Some of the globalist organizations include:
- The World Economic Forum
- The Great Reset
- The United Nations
- The 2030 Agenda
- The Council on Foreign Relations
- The Trilateral Commission
- The Council of the Americas
- The Americas Society
- The Forum of the Americas
- The Institute for International Economics
These groups are just the tip of the iceberg. Those are what you might call open globalist groups and initiatives. There are many smaller entities that coordinate to assist the organizations and initiatives listed above. So, what does this have to do with eschatology? Eschatology is the branch of theology which is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind.
Well, the Bible teaches that after the Rapture of the Chuch (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) the chaos will quickly lead to a one-world government (see Daniel chapters 2 and 7; Revelation chapters 13, 17), which will install a single leader whom Christians commonly refer to as the Antichrist. Don't let the familiarity of those terms and passages breed contempt or form caricatured notions in your mind. Look around you as you research the various globalist initiatives. Ask the Lord for wisdom to interpret these things correctly. You see, whether you want to believe something or not, it does not mean that it won’t happen.
In order for a one-world government to almost immediately form after the Rapture--it is necessary that the plans and framework for such a thing must already be in place. An attitude or a spirit seems to permeate the world. And they are--along with all of the technology necessary to pull it off. These facts are out in the open for all who are willing to take a serious look. This explains why great lengths are currently being taken to weaken America's national sovereignty.
The United States is quickly becoming a shell of its former self. This fact is sad but true--and it lines up with Scripture as you see as we move further along. Thankfully for Christians, our true citizenship is in Heaven. We can draw comfort from that fact even as our hearts breaks as we watch this once strong country weaken at an unprecedented rate. There is a targeting of certain groups to collapse our society.
3. THE EZEKIEL 38 WAR
I'll make this section as brief as I can, but if you have never studied it or heard about it before, you'll need to take some time to process the details. Ezekiel 38 and 39 contains the most detailed account of any end-time battle. Ezekiel 38 and 39 detail an end-time battle that will take place after the people of Israel are back in their homeland having been scattered and mistreated all over the world for a long period of time. Fact Check” That part of the prophecy is fulfilled.
After returning to their homeland and recovering from war (WWII, Israel's War of Independence, The Six-Day War of 1966, the Yom Kippur War, etc.) and becoming militarily strong and financially secure, a group of nations that do not border Israel will be led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey to attack Israel specifically from her north--but Syria will not be one of them.
All of the nations listed are Islamic nations who currently want to destroy Israel--except for Russia (Communist) who will be there leading the pack to take something valuable from Israel (oil, gas, natural resources, technology, etc.). Russia will serve as a guard for the others, but the main partnership will be with Russia, Iran, and Turkey. This partnership is currently in place at levels never seen before in history and Syria is merely a puppet state being run by those 3 nations.
Now, on the opposite side of the equation, nobody will come to Israel's rescue (but God will...and He will show up in a major way). Saudi Arabia, the gulf states, England, and "her young lions" will merely protest the invasion but will not come to Israel's aid in any meaningful way.
If this attack were to occur today--this is exactly what would take place. The stage for this end-time confrontation is almost fully set. I am now coming into my 80’s and I have heard this all my life growing up in the church and not realizing that I would be able to see things line-up as the Bible predicted. I believe it will be a power grab in the after math of the Rapture. Even the recent horrific abandonment of the people (and billions of dollars of US military equipment) in Afghanistan further sets the stage for Ezekiel 38.
THE CONVERGENCE OF EVENTS
These are just 3 areas we can keep our eyes on with relative simplicity to see how close we are to the events of the tribulation--and keep in mind that the Rapture will occur before the tribulation period. This unprecedented convergence of events (and there are dozens more) HAS NEVER BEFORE OCCURRED IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. That should get our attention.
Before I close, I'd like you to read one more section of Scripture carefully and slowly and see if it does not describe our day exactly. These are specifically stated as end-time attributes. They have always been true in pockets and in seasons, but in our day these conditions are global and worsening--at the very same time everything else is converging.
In 2 Timothy 3:1-5 we read, "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--having a form of godliness but denying its power. "
All of this may seem scary, however we want to leave you with some good news. God's appointed times are in His hands--and so is your life. You are here at this time, on purpose, for a specific reason. We need not fear. I've been told that the Bible says 365 times not to fear--one for each day of the year! We can rest assured that God will act at the very time HE is ready.
If you do not know Christ, NOW is the time to receive him as your Savior. DON'T WAIT! The massive convergence of specifically prophesied, end-time events is upon us. Turn to Christ today.