Here are just a few of many positive signs that show we are living in the last days of earth’s history:
1-Great Earthquakes: Jesus Christ predicted, “And there will be great earthquakes in various places…. (Luke 21:11). Jesus continued, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28).
2-Violence: Jesus predicted, “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be before the coming of the Son of Man” (Matthew 24:37). What was it like in Noah’s day? “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence” (Genesis 6:11). “And God said to Noah, the end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth” (Genesis 6:13).
3-Wars and commotions: “But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass” (Luke 21:9).
4-Immorality: Again, Jesus predicted, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot…Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed” (Luke 17:28, 30). What was it like in Lot’s day before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? Here’s the answer: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 7). “Fornication” (sex outside of marriage) and homosexuality were the major sins of Sodom.
5-Craze for pleasure: “In the last days … men shall be … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1-4).
6-Great distress and fear: Jesus warned, “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; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things that are coming upon the earth” (Luke 21:25, 26).
7-Increasing Knowledge: The prophetic book of Daniel declares, “But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” (Daniel 12:4). In our modern era – more than any period in recorded history – knowledge has increased beyond previous generations.
8-Environmental Crisis: God will finally “destroy them that destroy the earth” (Revelation 11:18). In other words, before the last days, mankind will be destroying the planet we live on (deforestation, disappearing ozone layer, and earth-damaging man-made pollutants….etc.)
9-Global Religious Confusion: Paul predicted, “the time will come” when the majority “shall turn their ears away from the truth and shall turn to fables” (2 Timothy 4:4). Revelation predicts the rise of a false religious system called “Babylon,” which literally means, “confusion.” But heaven’s last days message proclaims, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication” (Revelation 14:8). This mysterious, highly symbolic prophecy reveals that “all nations” will become drunk with “Babylon’s wine.” Such “wine” is the worldwide false teachings of deceptive religions that lead away from the gospel of Jesus Christ.
10-The Global Preaching of the Gospel: “And this gospel [the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ] shall be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14). Through the television, Internet, and satellite networks, God’s message of salvation will cover the Earth.
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