Signs Of End Times
12 Fulfillments of Bible Prophecy Required for the End of the Age
TWELVE SIGNS OF END TIMES NEEDED
TWELVE SIGNS OF END TIMES
NEEDED TO FULLFILL BIBLE PROPHECY REQUIRED FOR THE END OF THE AGE
At least twelve signs of end
times are needed to be fulfilled to usher in the second coming of Jesus Christ.
1. EXISTENCE OF A
200,000,000 MAN ARMY IN THE EAST
"And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two
hundred million; I heard the number of them."
An army of that size had never
existed until China's army reached that number in the
2. REDEVELOPMENT OF THE
ROMAN EMPIRE (EUROPEAN COMMUNITY)
"The head of the statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of
silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of
iron and partly of clay."
"Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as
iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so like iron that breaks
in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. And in that you saw the
feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided
kingdom; but it will have the toughness of iron, and partly of pottery, so some
of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. And in that you
saw the iron mixed with clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of
men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with
The fourth kingdom of iron is
the Roman empire according to Daniel's interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's
dream. The two legs are the division of the Roman empire into an eastern
portion called the Byzantine empire which ended in the 1400's and a western
portion based in Rome which ended in the 400's. The nations of Europe since the
Roman empire dissolved have never adhered or formed one empire but continue as
separate nations, however, the European Union now has 15 Member States and is
preparing for the accession of 13 eastern and southern European countries.
3. RETURN OF THE ONE PURE
LANGUAGE, HEBREW, TO ISRAEL AS SIGNS OF END TIMES
"For then I will return to the people a pure
language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with
Prior to the restoration of
Israel in 1948, Hebrew was a dead language. Now Hebrew is spoken throughout
Israel and is one of the signs of end times.
4. REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE,
RESTORATION OF TEMPLE WORSHIP AND ANIMAL SACRIFICES IN JERUSALEM AS SIGNS OF END
For several end time prophecies
to be fulfilled, the temple will have to be rebuilt.
"Leave out the court which is outside the temple and
do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread
under foot the oly city for forty-two months."
"And he will make a firm covenant with the many for
one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and
grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes
desolation, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured
out on the one who makes desolate."
"Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be
cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will
destroy the city and the sanctuary."
Some archeologists believe that
the temple mount is actually 340 feet south of the Dome of the Rock site,
putting the Dome of the Rock within the Court of the Gentiles. This may be the
court outside the temple that is left out.
As signs of end times, there are
many groups already working on preparations for the new temple. The blueprints
are already done, the temple garments have been made, and there have already
been attempts to lay the cornerstone of the temple. The only thing standing in
the way of the construction of the new temple is Islam's third holiest site, the
Dome of the Rock and government support for such an undertaking. Some possible
scenarios for the rebuilding of the temple are as follows:
a. The persuasion and performing of miracles by the
Antichrist and False Prophet convinces the Islamic world to approve the
b. The United Nations will negotiate the rebuilding
of the temple following a war with the armies from the North (Russia and Islamic
forces). This assumes that the war with the armies from the North is not the
battle of Armageddon as some feel and that this attack occurs before the rapture
or tribulation period begins. The supernatural destruction of the Russian army
and Islamic forces will cause an outpouring of Christian worship and zeal
amongst the Jewish people who will reconstruct the temple.
c. It is determined that the site of the first two
temples is actually south of the Dome of the Rock, and the court of the gentiles
(Dome of the Rock) will be left out of the 3rd temple.
A group in Israel called the
Temple Mount Faithful have obtained most of the clothing, instruments and
other equipment required for temple worship and are actively preparing for the
laying of the third temple's cornerstone.
5. APPEARANCE OF THE RED
HEIFER AFTER 2000 YEARS AS SIGNS OF END TIMES
"This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying, "Speak
to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is
no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed. "You shall give it to
Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered
in his presence. Next Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his
finger and sprinkle some of its blood toward the front of the tent of meeting
seven times. "Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its
flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned. "The priest shall then
wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp,
but the priest shall be unclean until evening."
A red heifer will be required to
be used in the process of purification described in the book of Numbers. In May
1997 the first Red Heifer was born in 2000 years. Another red Heifer was born
in Israel in March of 2002. Today, through the use of genetic engineering,
Israel is able to have a two year old red heifer ready to go when needed.
6. INCREASE IN KNOWLEDGE AND
TRAVEL AS SIGNS OF END TIMES
"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal
up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge
Billy Graham was quoted as
saying, "ninety percent of all the engineers and scientists who have ever lived
are alive today." Air travel, space travel, DNA research and human cloning are
all signs of end times and examples of the rapid increase in knowledge in our
7. RETURN OF THE ETHIOPIAN
JEWS TO ISRAEL AS SIGNS OF END TIMES
"From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My worshipers, My
dispersed ones, will bring My offerings. In that day you will feel no shame
because of all your deeds by which you have rebelled against Me; For then I will
remove from your midst your proud, exulting ones, and you will never again be
haughty on My holy mountain."
In 1984, Operation Moses saw the
airlift of 15,000 Jews who had already fled to refugee camps in Sudan to escape
starvation. In 1991, Operation Solomon flew 20,000 Jews to Israel from Ethiopia
itself. A further airlift began in June of 1999, aimed at transporting the last
3,000 members of the Quara Jewish community from northeastern Ethiopia to
8. THE RISE OF RUSSIA AS
SIGNS OF END TIMES
"Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of
Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. I will
turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all
your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company
with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords. After many days you will
be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored
from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the
mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were
brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them."
In order for some end time
events to occur Russia will have to be a strong nation with a strong military.
As one of the signs of end times, Russia is re-emerging as a world power.
9. RETURN OF RUSSIAN JEWS TO
ISRAEL AS SIGNS OF END TIMES
"Therefore behold, the days are coming declares the
Lord, when they will no longer say, as the Lord lives, who brought up the sons
of Israel from the land of Egypt, but as the Lord lives, who brought up and led
back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all
the countries where I have driven them. Then they will live on their own soil."
In the 1970's and 1980's there
was a mass exodus of Russian Jews out of Communist Russia. In 1999 the
Associated Press reported a dramatic increase in the number of Jewish immigrants
from Russia, bringing the largest number of Russian Jews to Israel since the
10. TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MARK
OF THE BEAST AS SIGNS OF END TIMES
"And he causes all, the small and the great, and the
rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves to be given a mark on their
right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy
or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the
number of his name."
On May 10, three members of a
family in Florida became the first people to receive the biochip implant. Each
device, made of silicon and called a VeriChip, is a small radio transmitter
about the size of a piece of rice that is injected under a person's skin. It
transmits a unique personal ID number whenever it is within a few feet of a
special receiver unit. VeriChip's maker describes it as "a miniaturized,
implantable, radio frequency identification device (RFID) that can be used in a
variety of security, emergency and healthcare applications."
Is the biochip the mark of the
beast to be used by the antichrist? We can't really know. What is significant
is that people are being softened to the idea of a mark or an implant as a means
of maintaining security, providing medical information, and regulating a more
interdependent world. As attitudes change, fears subside, and people are
convinced of the need for such a mark, the true mark of the beast will be easily
introduced to the world by the antichrist.
11. PLANS FOR THE ONE WORLD
GOVERNMENT AS SIGNS OF END TIMES
The United Nations, World Trade
Organization, International Criminal Court, UN peacekeeping/police force,
numerous UN NGO's, and other agencies are preliminary steps to the formation of
a one world government. We now have the communications technology,
transportation, and the pro-globalization media necessary to usher in the one
world government headed by the antichrist. The increasing terrorist threat and
the middle east conflict will only speed up the formation of this governing body
as fear and promises of better security make more people willing to give up
their national sovereignty for global governance.
As signs of end times, the
current world economic crises demonstrates how inter-dependent we have become as
a world community. It is only a matter of time before there is a world
structure needed for governing our interdependence.
12. INSTANT COMMUNICATION
AROUND THE WORLD AS SIGNS OF END TIMES
Revelation 11:3, 7-10
"And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and
they will prophecy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the
abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. And their dead
bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom
and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. Those from the peoples and
tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a
half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb. And
those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will
send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell
on the earth."
Television and the 24-hour news
networks make it possible for people around the world to see the dead prophets
and rejoice at their deaths.
"But when these things begin to take place,
straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
"Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass
away until all things take place."
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