Mat 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Luk 21:25 ¶ And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
‘Biblical’ floods threaten Australian homes
We’re at the beginning of a new year. It is a starting point on our calendar, but I would point out that, in the realm of prophecy, it is just a continuation of the days that are leading up to the Tribulation, that seven-year period which is also called, The Time of Jacob’s Trouble. I recently received an Email post from someone who had a doctorate in Theology who made the claim that these earthquakes, floods, volcanos, and weather anomalies had nothing to do with the last days. Respectfully, I disagree as from my perspective, the signs are all around us. I spoke with Matthew Miller this morning, from The End Time Tribune, about this post and he pointed out that a 12-year-old can read the passage of scripture above and understand that what we are seeing are the birth pangs, before the coming seven years of tribulation. (Matthew will be my guest this coming Wednesday on Acceleration Radio!)
I have been accused of fear mongering by some in the body of Christ. That’s OK, I can roll with it, but as watchman I am required to proclaim what I see. If I don’t do this then I am guilty, and the blood is on my head. However, if I shout the warning and others do not heed it, then the blood is on them and I am in the clear. I will state this publicly, at the beginning of 2011, that in my opinion we are living in the time of the birth-pangs.
I believe that the earthquakes, sink holes, tornadoes, volcanos, famines, pestilence, and the 16 wars, that are looming in places all over our planet, are the signs of the birth pangs. As Matthew stated a 12-year-old can figure this out. Even the secular media announced that 2010 had the weirdest weather.
In closing todays Bun, I realize that this is not a feel-good, popular, message. While life continues all around us and most of us are consumed with keeping up with the bills and trying to get through life, the signs of the last days are all around us. They point to the coming of the King. They herald His approach. The war that has been going on since the great rebellion occurred, is coming to a close. We are about to enter into the days that Jesus warns us of, that unless those days were shortened no flesh would survive. He told us this in advance, so that when these things begin to happen we would look up, and know that our redemption, our King, was coming back. The signs are here. They are screaming at us. We are moving toward a tipping point. We are in the birth pangs and they are coming more and more frequently.
Our hope is in Him, as He will put the evil one, Satan, in his place and the world will be restored, as it was before the fall. The war is raging, wake up, and let us gird up the loins of our minds, grab our swords and join the fray. Pray without ceasing, destroy the works of the devil, save those who are perishing and look up for our redemption is coming!