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Look At the Signs

I'm a Christian and have been studying end of times for quite some time. With all of the activity going on in the world right now (severe weather, famines, ice caps melting, wars and more wars, sexual impurity, energy crisis, economic crisis, issues in the middle east, talk and rumors about a one world government) I believe we are getting very close the tribulation time envisoned and spoke about in Revelations.

Choose what God would have us do over what man would have us do.

"We live by faith and not by sight." Acts 2:38

 

jazzartist jazzartist 46-50 8 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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If it's is the end, and christ is coming back and all the christians are going to heaven, well then shouldn't they be happy?<br />
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plus people have been coming up with doomsday theories for a very long time. I've heard at least 50 for the last ten years.<br />
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I personally don't think we should worry about when we're all going to die.<br />
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If the world is going to end then is there really much we can do to stop it if that's the way it's meant to be?

hi i have been studying these type of prof 4 the last 7 years from the bible to the hopi indians and a lot inbetween the end is closer than what people want to believe and its going to be more horific than most can imagen its not a ? of are u a cristian or a jahova or a muslim . We are 9bil paople on a planet that can only suport 2bil all the wars and diseases disasters are just simptoms

I totally agree with you

A WAR IN HEAVEN<br />
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The preceding chapter in this book explained that Jesus Christ became King in heaven in the year 1914. (Daniel 7:13, 14) Soon after he received Kingdom power, Jesus took action. “War broke out in heaven,” says the Bible. “Michael [another name for Jesus] and his angels battled with the dragon [Satan the Devil], and the dragon and its angels battled.” Satan and his wicked angels, the demons, lost that war and were cast out of heaven to the earth. God’s faithful spirit sons rejoiced that Satan and his demons were gone. <br />
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Humans, however, would experience no such joy. Instead, the Bible foretold: “Woe for the earth . . . because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.”—Revelation 12:7, 9, 12.<br />
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Please notice what would result from the war in heaven. In his fury, Satan would bring woe, or trouble, upon those on earth. As you will see, we are now living in that time of woe. But it will be relatively brief—only “a short period of time.” Even Satan realizes that. The Bible refers to this period as “the last days.” (2 Timothy 3:1)<br />
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How glad we can be that God will soon do away with the Devil’s influence over the earth! Let us consider some of the things foretold in the Bible that are happening right now. These prove that we are living in the last days and that God’s Kingdom will soon bring everlasting blessings to those who love Jehovah. First, let us examine four features of the sign that Jesus said would mark the time in which we live.<br />
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MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS OF THE LAST DAYS<br />
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“Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matthew 24:7) Millions of people have been killed in wars during the past century. One British historian wrote: “The 20th century was the most murderous in recorded history. . . . It was a century of almost unbroken war, with few and brief periods without organised armed conflict somewhere.”<br />
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A report from the Worldwatch Institute states: “Three times as many people fell victim to war in [the 20th] century as in all the wars from the first century AD to 1899.” More than 100 million people have died as a result of wars since 1914. Even if we know the sorrow of losing one loved one in warfare, we can only imagine such misery and pain multiplied millions of times over.<br />
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“There will be food shortages.” (Matthew 24:7) Researchers say that food production has increased greatly during the past 30 years. Nevertheless, food shortages continue because many people do not have enough money to buy food or land on which to raise crops. In developing countries, well over a billion people have to live on an income of a dollar or less a day. <br />
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The majority of these suffer from chronic hunger. The World Health Organization estimates that malnutrition plays a major role in the deaths of more than five million children each year.<br />
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“There will be great earthquakes.” (Luke 21:11) <br />
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, since 1990 alone an average of 17 earthquakes per year have been powerful enough to damage buildings and crack the ground. And on an average, earthquakes strong enough to cause total destruction of buildings have occurred yearly. Another source states: “Earthquakes have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the last 100 years and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll.”<br />
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“There will be . . . pestilences.” (Luke 21:11) Despite medical advances, old and new diseases plague mankind. One report says that 20 well-known diseases—including tuberculosis, malaria, and cholera—have become more common in recent decades, and some types of disease are increasingly difficult to cure by means of drugs. In fact, at least 30 new diseases have appeared. Some of them have no known cure and are fatal.

Are We Living in “the Last Days”?<br />
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What events in our time were foretold in the Bible?<br />
What does God’s Word say people would be like “in the last days”?<br />
Regarding “the last days,” what good things does the Bible foretell?<br />
HAVE you watched the news on television and wondered, ‘What is this world coming to?’ Tragic things happen so suddenly and unexpectedly that no human can predict what tomorrow will bring. (James 4:14) <br />
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However, Jehovah knows what the future holds. (Isaiah 46:10) Long ago his Word, the Bible, foretold not only the bad things happening in our day but also the wonderful things that will occur in the near future.<br />
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Jesus Christ spoke about the Kingdom of God, which will bring an end to wickedness and make the earth a paradise. (Luke 4:43) People wanted to know when the Kingdom would come. In fact, Jesus’ disciples asked him: “What will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” (Matthew 24:3) In reply Jesus told them that only Jehovah God knew exactly when the end of this system of things would come. (Matthew 24:36) <br />
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But Jesus did foretell things that would take place on earth just before the Kingdom would bring true peace and security to mankind. What he foretold is now taking place!<br />
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Before we examine the evidence that we are living in “the conclusion of the system of things,” let us briefly consider a war that no human could possibly have observed. It took place in the invisible spirit realm, and its outcome affects us.

War: There's actually less war now than at most points in human history. We're more aware of what war there *is* because of international news.

Although I have little doubt with the jingoistic foreign policies followed by a few nations across this planet that there is grave threat to “end” life as we know it, I am highly dubious that we are living “biblically” in end times. <br />
Since the days following the Crucifixion, people have been predicting the End of the World. In Jesus’ own words, speaking to his apostles, he said the time would come pass before the end of their lifetimes. He also said that even HE (meaning Jesus himself) did not know the time. Although Biblical characters seemed to have been blessed with extremely long life spans, I don’t think any Jesus’ contemporaries are running about in 2009.<br />
It is my belief, that a premillennial dispensationalist view is false. Why this eschatological viewpoint is continuously promulgated in evangelical communities is beyond me; Perhaps it’s simply a money maker. Best Selling author Hal Lindsey has been forced to readjust his predictions, he made in his book, The Late Great Planet Earth (and all the apocalyptic fictions after) where he stated that the end would come within a generation (usually 40 years) of the founding of Israel: 1948. Now prophecy proponents begin the timetable at the Israeli capture of east Jerusalem in 1967.<br />
End Time predictions, are all conjured from the imagery found the Books of Daniel and The Revelation. Followers of these books time and time again disregard Jesus’ on admission “that no man knows the day or hour”. Both of these books were written in times of persecution and were purposely opaque to those outside of the communities that generated them. Much of their imagery and theology is connected more to ancient texts left outside the biblical canon than the books contained in the Bible.<br />
Students of End Time prophecy need move outside of the Bible and learn all aspects of the books they are citing as reference. Learn about the time period the books were written in, learn about the societies that produced them. Hell, even learn how the Bible became the Bible to begin with, and maybe a different understanding will dawn.<br />
If the events in the Bible are to unfold as true, I think the focus should be more on Christ’s teachings, rather than gloriously awaiting the rapture. When (if) it comes, it will come, again no one knows when that time will come. Soon enough you be swept in the arms of Jesus as he descends from the clouds brandishing a sword on a white horse.

It has all been written and is coming to pass.<br />
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You don't have to believe but observe things happening