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Old 11-17-2008, 04:39 PM
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False Bible teachers would bring in heresies, have many followers, and cause others to reject God's Word (2 Peter 2:1-2). It is very common today to find people who reject the Bible out of hand because they have heard it misrepresented by a false teacher.

-Can A Prophet Prophesy At Will?
-Benny Hinn exposed
-The Signs & Wonders Movement DVD
-The Danger of False Prophets (lamb and lion ministries)
-Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet
-William Miller: The sincerely deceived prophet
-Joseph Smith: The Ego-maniacal prophet
-The Jehovah's Witnesses: False prophecy gone to seed

These false prophets would be money hungry, smooth talkers (2 Peter 2:3). A growing number of TV evangelists epitomize this. They twist the Scriptures, using misleading words, to make merchandise of you.

-That Little Grocery Money
-The Gospel of GREED
-The Hustler’s of God TV
-Creflo Dollar$$$

The Christian gospel would be preached as a witness to all nations (Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10; Revelation 14:6). Today, portions or all of the Bible have been translated into over 2,300 languages and dialects covering over 90% of the world's population.

-United Bible Societies (biblesociety.org)
-Wycliff Bible Translators
-God's Story

Global communications foreseen (Revelation 11:9-10; 17:8). The Bible prophesies that the entire world will see certain events unfold. The invention of the television and the deployment of global satellite networks during the 20th century allow news to travel the world at the speed of light for the first time ever. Remember that in the apostle John's day, news traveled at the speed of horseback.

-Communications Satellites: Making the Global Village Possible
-International GPS Service (igscb.jpl.nasa.gov)

Mankind would be capable of destroying all life (Matthew 24:21-22). Consider that when Jesus made this prophecy the armaments of His day were swords and spears. But today, with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, it is possible to wipe out all flesh on planet earth.

-Nuclear Weapons in the End Times: Does The Bible Predict A Nuclear Holocaust?
-Nuclear Weapons: Global Issues (arms control)
-Iran Could Produce Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days (bloomberg)
-World Condemns Iran for Enriching Uranium (times uk)
-Rice Defends US-India Nuclear Deal (aljazeera)
-Nuclear Warhead Stockpiles (atomicarchive.com)

The use of nuclear weapons anticipated (Zechariah 14:12). The neutron bomb melts (dissolves) its victims just as God warned 2500 years ago. Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths. This was unimaginable in Zechariah's day.

-Nuclear Proliferation: The Big Picture (koinonia house)
-What is a Neutron Bomb? (manuels web)

There would be a global cry for peace (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Never has there been such a concerted, global effort to bring about peace at any cost as there is today.

-Possible Plan for Peace (understand the times)
-Ecumenical Movement (understand the times)
-Queen of Peace (understand the times)
-Global Country of World Peace
-Global PeaceWorks
-Center for Global Peace
-Global Peace Foundation

The Antichrist would use (false) peace to destroy many (Daniel 8:23-25). With all the problems facing mankind, multitudes are looking for a savior to usher in peace and prosperity without moral accountability. The Antichrist will promise the world and Israel such a peace if they follow him but his intentions will be sinister.

-The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist

In the last days Israel would have a peace treaty in place that the Antichrist will confirm and eventually break (Daniel 9:27). Currently the world's governments are striving for an Israeli peace treaty.

-Rice hopes to energize peace plan (jerusalem post)
-EU back peace plan (y net news)
-Assad: I want peace with Israel (haaretz.com)
-Rice urges ‘urgent and enduring’ Mideast peace (msnbc)
-Pope Benedict meets with Israeli president, renews call for peaceful coexistence with Palestinians -The Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
-The Oslo Accords (the peace encyclopedia)
-The Peace Process is Dead, Long Live the Peace Process (mideastweb.org)
-Jordan Seen as Key to Solving the P.A. Problem: 3 Plans (arutz 7)
-Camp David: Bush, Jordanian King Continue Work on Mideast Peace (fox news)
-A Guide to the Mideast 'Road Map' (washington post)

Damascus would be destroyed (Isaiah 17:1, 14; Jeremiah 49:23-27; Amos 1:3-5; Zechariah 9:1-8). Damascus, Syria is increasingly in the news and is extremely anti-Semitic. Many terrorist organizations have their bases in Damascus. God declares that they will become a ruinous heap because they have violently taken what was not theirs.

-The Land of Israel: To whom does it belong?
-Olmert Warns Of Looming War With Syria
-Let’s get serious about Syria
-As Syria prepares for war (jewish world review)
-Olmert: Prepare for war with Syria (the jerusalem post)

Chaotic weather would be prevalent (Luke 21:25-26). Jesus foresaw the seas and the waves roaring in the last days. He also likened these signs to birth pangs (Matthew 24:8). The Greek word odin, often translated as sorrows in Matthew 24:8, literally means birth pangs. Furthermore, the apostle Paul reminded us that the creation itself will be delivered from the curse at the end of the age (Romans 8:21). And that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs (Romans 8:22). As delivery draws near, birth pangs always increase in both intensity and frequency. Therefore, the creation itself would travail as the time of delivery draws near. Of course chaotic weather is not new, but there are indications that we are witnessing an increase in strange weather.

-Hurricane Katrina: The Prophetic Significance
-Earth Watch (disaster relief)
-Federal Emergency Management Agency (fema)
-Climate change (abc news)
-Residents Flee as Cyclone Heads for Australian Coast (afp)
-Asian Tsunami Survivors Look Back at 6 Months of Suffering (voa news)
-The Planet Goes Haywire (guardian)
-Australia - Worst Drought On Record (abc net)
-Nowhere Safe As Weather Goes Haywire (the scotsman)
-Floods Leave One Million Homeless In India's Northeast (terra daily)
-Hurricanes Predicted to Double (cnn)

There would be a move toward a global government (Daniel 2:40-44; 7:23; Revelation 13:7-8). The former Roman Empire which encompassed present-day Europe would revive and eventually dominate the world. The European Union has steadily moved forward in its attempt to unite Europe politically and economically. It has succeeded in creating a European parliament, a court, and a common currency.

-Europe in Bible Prophecy
-One World Government (understand the times)
-The Rise of the European Superstate (koinonia house)
-Euro Information (euro.gov.uk)
-Euro Hits Record vs Yen (reuters)
-Europe Wants to Rival US as Military Superpower (crosswalk)
-Javier Solana to Head EU Defense Agency (xinhuanet)
-Tens of Thousands of Activists Converge to Forge New Vision of Europe (terradaily)
-EU Viewed by China as World Power to Rival US (telegraph)
-Europe Tests Its Military Wings (guardian)
-War Crimes Court On Trial As EU, US Square Up (dailytimes)
-'Old Europe' presses ahead with plans for an EU army (telegraph)
-EU Peacekeeping Force Ready (the age)

Literal Babylon (formerly called Babel, Genesis 10:10) would reemerge in the land of Shinar known today as Iraq (Zechariah 5:11; Isaiah 13). Saddam Hussein spent over 20 years rebuilding the city of Babylon. Today, with Saddam's regime overthrown, the international community is discussing how to rebuild Iraq.

-Photo Tour of Babylon
-Chaldean Bishop: Iraq Needs Help From Outside To Be "Reborn" (national review)
-Council Ousts Babylon Governor (washington times)
-New Patriarch of Babylonia of the Chaldeans, Iraq, Elected (ewtn)
-Plan for Rebuilding Iraq Given Unanimous OK (world net daily)
-UK Pledges 300m for Rebuilding Iraq (bbc)
-New Iraqi Currency (ndtv)
-University of Babylon Re-opens (bb)

The fact that God once flooded the earth (the Noahic Flood) would be denied (2 Peter 3:5-6). There is a mass of fossil evidence to prove this fact, yet it is flatly ignored by most of the scientific world because it was judgment from God on man's wickedness.

-Noah’s Ark (answersingenesis.org)
-Fossils - evidence for Noah's Flood? (answersingenesis.org)
-Australian coal – memorial to the Flood! (answersingenesis.org)
-Fossils--many are out of sequence? (answersingenesis.org)
-Birth and fossils-they defy millions of years! (answersingenesis.org)
-The gospel - according to the fossils? (answersingenesis.org)
-Rocks, Fossils, and the Flood (answersingenesis.org)
-Was the Flood Global? (www.christiananswers.net)
-The Genesis Flood – Dr. Whitcomb (www.olivetreeviews.org)
-The Source of the Water (answersingenesis.org)
-Dinosaurs and Fossils (answersingenesis.org)
-Noah's Flood Questions and Answers (answersingenesis.org)
-Noah's Ark (sunstar)

Increased interest in vegetarianism anticipated (1 Timothy 4:3-4). The New Age Movement has swept the globe during the past 40 years popularizing this.

-Row Over Peta's 'Crucifix' Protest (news24)
-PETA Uses Reagan in Push for Veggie Diet (cns news)
-Peta's Pig Billboard: 'He Died For Your Sins' (world net daily)
-Slaughterville vs. "Veggieville" (wis-tv, columbia)
-PETA's Ad a No-No with CBS (cnn money)
-Vegetarian Virgin Mary Ad Riles Church (cnn)
-For Vegetarians, There's No 'Me' in Meat (journal gazette)

Many wars would erupt (Mark 13:7-8). According to Project Ploughshares, there are over 50 major armed conflicts in the world today.

-Wars and Rumors of Wars (understand the times)
-Wars and Rumors of Wars (olive tree ministries)

Ethnic conflicts would be prevalent (Mark 13:7-8; Luke 21:10). Jesus used the Greek word ethnos to describe the last days battles. Today, as never in history, we have ethnic group rising against ethnic group.

The earth would be filled with violence (Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:11-13). In the United States alone, violent crime has increased nearly 500% since 1960. Fifty years ago abortion (the violent murder of an unborn child) was illegal in most countries. Today abortion is legal in most countries and 50 million children are aborted each year.

-United States Crime Rates 1960 - 2000 (disaster center)
-Preliminary Uniform Crime Report, 2002 (fbi)
-Painkillers for Aborted Babies? (wnd)
-Lawmakers Vote to 'Celebrate' Abortion (world net daily)
-'Pro-Choicers' Clap After Partial-Birth Abortion (world net daily)

Jesus foretold that there would be fearful sights (Luke 21:11). The Greek word translated fearful is phobetron, which can also be translated terror. According to the U.S. State Department, between 1981 and 2004, there were 10,605 international terrorist attacks.

-Worldwide Terror Attacks Up By 25 Percent in 2006
-U.S. Figures Show Sharp Global Rise In Terrorism (washington post)
-FBI, ATF Point to Threat of Domestic Terrorism (cnn)
-Terror Message: Civilian Deaths Justified (cnn)
-Bin Laden 'is Alive' (news 24)
-Al Qaeda Vows Back-Breaking Strike (indian express)
-Cities Ramp Up Security On Terror Alert Rise (cnn)
-Report: Hamas Planned Attacks in U.S. (world net daily)
-Istanbul Blasts At Least 27 Killed - 450 Injured (cnn)
-'Dirty-Bomb' Plot Underway in U.S. (world net daily)
-Al-Qaida Training Manual Shows Seaports Top Target (world net daily)
-New al-Qaida Threat: 15-Ship Mystery Navy (world net daily)
-Al-Qaida Tape Warns of 'Crusade' (world net daily)
-Saudis Seize 'Terror' Missiles (bbc)
-Officials: Suicide Airliner Hijackings Possible (cnn)

Multitudes would travel to and fro (Daniel 12:4). Prior to the Industrial Revolution, few individuals traveled beyond their community. Until recently, horse, foot, and boat were the only modes of transportation. Yet today we travel by car, bus, plane, train, subway, etc. Millions and millions are running to and fro just as Daniel prophesied 2500 years ago!

-The Acceleration of Life: Is it a Signal that Jesus is Returning Soon?
-Travel Statistics and Trends (tia)

Knowledge would increase (Daniel 12:4). Today we are witnessing an explosion of available knowledge. With the advent of the internet, it is estimated that our cumulative knowledge is doubling every five years. This exponential increase is beyond what any one could have imagined!

-World Internet Usage
-Internet Growth Charts

Deadly diseases (which the Bible calls pestilences) would be common (Matthew 24:7). Emerging diseases such as AIDS, ebola, Hanta virus, Dengue, West Nile, SARS, bird flu, etc., underscore this fact. Ironically, just a few decades ago, some scientists were forecasting that advances in medicine might soon eradicate deadly diseases.

-CDC: Emerging Infectious Diseases
-WHO: Emerging Diseases
-List of NIAID Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases
-Medical Experts Fear Looming Pestilence
-LA Woman Hospitalized With Bubonic Plague (ap)
-Mumps Outbreak (cnn)
-Global Pestilence (koinonia house)

The final generation would be open to receiving a mark on their right hand or on their forehead (Revelation 13:16). Consider how the up and coming generation is tattooed, pierced and marked with all kinds of insignia.

-Cult Marks Body With Tattoos
-RFID Gets Under Their Skin (VeriChip)
-Will RFID be the “Mark of the Beast? (prophecy in the news)
-VeriMed selected by 487 hospitals and 1410 Physicians (www.verimedinfo.com)
-VeriChip for Alzheimer’s Patients (VeriChip)
-VeriChip Sells First Baby Protection System, in Talks with Military (eweek.com)
-Insurers Study Implanting RFID Chips in Patients (eweek.com)
-Injectable chipless RFID Ink (www.ministryoftech.com)
-Injectable chipless RFID Ink “tattoo”
-Video on Largest RFID Conference
-Spychips Everywhere

A global economic system would exist (Revelation 13:16-17). This was unthinkable in the apostle John's day. Yet today, globalists in every level of government are seeking to unite the world. Connecting the world monetarily is crucial to their goal.

-Technology for a Global Monetary System (understand the times)

A man would control all banking and commerce (Revelation 13:17-18). Remember, this prophecy was penned 2,000 years before our computer-driven society. Yet, until recently, you couldn't have even dreamed how a person could control all commerce.

Famines would be common (Luke 21:11; Revelation 6:5-8). According to the United Nations, an estimated 852 million people went hungry in 2004.

-Famines (prophecy central)
-Zimbabwe: Govt Admits Food Aid Required (irinnews)
-UN Appeals for Cash to Halt Famine in Sudan (dawn)
-Food Crisis Hits Mozambique as Drought Continues (reuters)
-World Hunger Situation Worsening (cnn)
-Egypt Fears Bread Shortage (menl)

Great signs from heaven prophesied (Luke 21:11). Unexplained phenomena in the earth and sky appear to be increasing.

-Fearful Events (prophecy central)
-Huge Ice Chunks Fall from Sky, Mystify Scientists (world net daily)
-'Hole in Sky' Amazes Scientists (bbc)
-Hundreds See Fireballs Fall From Sky in Spain (reuters)
-The Sky Isn't Falling, But Pieces Sure Are (space.com)
-Soothsayers See Doom, Gloom in Closeness of Mars (planet ark)

The sun would scorch the inhabitants of the earth (Revelation 16:8-9). Though this prophecy is clearly a divine judgment on unrepentant mankind, it is interesting that a compromise in the earth's atmosphere due to nuclear war or other ecological disaster could facilitate this judgment.

-Here comes the Sun... again
-Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle

The nation Israel would be born in one day (Isaiah 66:8). On May 14, 1948 Israel became a nation.

-The Jews in Prophecy
-Modern Israel Is Born – 1948
-Israel: 1948 Footage
-A Maturing Miracle – Israel Celebrates 59 Years
-“Israel: A Nation Is Born” DVD resource
-Declaration of Independence (brijnet)

The Jews would begin to regather in Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12; Ezekiel 37:21-22; 38:8). Over five million Jews have returned to Israel in recent times! This is unprecedented in human history. Never has a people group been dispersed for hundreds of years to every corner of the globe, and then regathered back to their homeland. Yet, God said it and He has done it before our very eyes!

-The Jew – Proof of God’s Existence & Satan’s Existence
-View the Israel section on the Countdown video here (eternal productions)

The returning Jews would come from the north, south, east, and west (Isaiah 43:5-6; Jeremiah 31:7-10). Amazingly, nearly a million Jews have emigrated from Russia in the north. Over 90,000 Ethiopian Jews have emigrated from the south (Zephaniah 3:10). Since 1948, Jews have emigrated from Europe, Asia, the Americas, everywhere!

-Statistics Bureau: Israeli Jews Outnumber Jews in the U.S. (ha'aretz)
-Americans Defy Terror, Emigrate to Israel (world net daily)

During the diaspora (the dispersion of the Jews to the four corners of the globe), Israel would become a wasteland (Deuteronomy 29:23-28; Ezekiel 36:8-11; Ezekiel 36:33-36). During the past 1900 years Israel became a nearly uninhabited, desolate wasteland.

-International scientists learn how Israel combats desertification with forestry

Israel, once a desolate desert, would blossom in the last days and export produce to the world (Isaiah 27:6; 35:1-2; Ezekiel 36:34-36). Israel's increased rainfall and world-renowned irrigation technology have caused the land to blossom. Incredibly, as foretold, they currently export over 800 million dollars worth of fresh produce each year including over 200 million in flowers and ornamental plants!

-Watch Israel Blossoms chapter on Countdown To Eternity video
-Israeli Agro-Technology
-Ashkelon Desalination Plant

Israel would prosper economically (Ezekiel 38:12-13). Amazingly, this recently regathered, tiny nation exported over 30 billion dollars worth of goods in 2004. In contrast, their neighbor Jordan exported less than 3 billion in 2004. This was inconceivable just a few decades ago!

-Cool facts about Israel! (jerusalem online)
-Agriculture and the Israeli Economy
-After 2,000 Years, a Seed From Ancient Judea Sprouts (ny times)
-Israel's Exports Underpin Economic Growth (israel ministry of foreign affairs)
-The World Factbook 2002 - Israel (cia)

Israel would once again plant vineyards on the mountains of Israel (Joel 3:18; Amos 9:13-15). Today, sweet wine flows from the Golan Heights and many other vineyards on the mountains of Israel.

-Israeli Wine & Wineries - Gems in Israel

The last days Jews would plant forests of trees. The Bible even specifies the variety of trees, cedar, acacia, myrtle, oil, cypress, pine, and box (Isaiah 41:18-20). This has happened in our day after Israel lay waste for nearly two millennia.

-Since 1900, more than one billion trees have been planted in Israel! (www.goisrael.com)
-Trees for the Holy Land (www.treesfortheholyland.com)

The Hebrew language would be restored (Zephaniah 3:9). At the end of the 19th century the Zionist movement brought about the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language. In 1948, Hebrew became an official tongue of the state of Israel. Remarkable!

-A Brief History of the Hebrew Language

Jerusalem would be rebuilt on its own ruins (Jeremiah 30:18; Zechariah 12:6) Since 1948, Jerusalem has been rebuilt on the old ruins exactly as foretold.

-The Divine Zionist Roadmap (arutz 7)

Jerusalem would be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled (Luke 21:24). Since 70 A.D., Jerusalem was trampled by Gentiles until the Jews regained control of the city during the 1967 Six-Day War.

-The Holiest Ground In The World

Anti-Semitism worldwide anticipated (Deuteronomy 28:37; Jeremiah 29:18; 44:8). History confirms that the Jews have been persecuted as no other people group. Hitler tried to exterminate them, and the Antichrist will attempt the same during the Tribulation. Today, anti-Semitism is a global epidemic. For example, of over 700 General Assembly resolutions passed since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945, nearly 450 condemn Israel. None have been passed against any Arab country nor any Arab terrorist organizations! In other words, out of 190 nations in the UN, over 60% of all General Assembly resolutions rebuke just one member, Israel!

-Video on Anti-Semitism (youtube)
-Global resurgence of anti-Semitism alarms UN (www.smh.com)
-Anti-Semitic incidents soar worldwide: (israelinsider)
-Life for German Jews echoes 1930s: (the scotsman)
-UK Anti-Semitism at all-time high (grant thornton)
-Anti-Semitism around the world (www.answers.com)
-The Cancer of Anti-Semitism in Europe (www.aish.com)
-The Spiritual Roots of Anti-Semitism: (www.aish.com)
-“Lest We Forget” DVD resource

All surrounding nations would be united against Israel (Psalm 83:4-8; Zechariah 12:2). This hasnever happened in history. Yet today, Israel is surrounded by Muslim nations sworn to her destruction. Muhammad said: The Hour (last day) will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say 'O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.'" (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 4, b. 52, Hadith # 177).

-Bible Prophecies Reveal a Clear View of Israel's Enemies
-Israel, Islam & Armageddon – part 1 (youtube)
-Islam (understand the times)
-Iran President: Israel Will Be Annihilated (fox news)

Jerusalem would be a cup of trembling to all surrounding peoples (Zechariah 12:2). Jerusalem is a small city, with no natural resources, no port, insignificant manufacturing and industrial capability, yet its very existence causes the surrounding nations to shudder. For example, UN Resolution 476 reiterates that Israel's claims to Jerusalem are null and void. As a result, most countries transferred their embassies to Tel Aviv, rather than Jerusalem Israel's capital.

-Jerusalem “a cup of trembling” (youtube)

Jerusalem would be a burdensome stone to all nations (Zechariah 12:3). Almost daily the world news reports on the conflict over Jerusalem. The United Nations, the Vatican, and many world leaders want to make it an international city. However, God says that the city is His and He has given it to the Jews forever (Genesis 15:18; Leviticus 25:23; 2 Chronicles 6:6). All who burden themselves with it will be cut in pieces.

-Prognosis for Jerusalem (koinonia house)
-The Abomination of Desolation (the omega letter)
-Israelis Back Disengagement, Review Jerusalem Situation (angus reid)
-Encircling of Jerusalem Complicates Prospects for Peace (washington post)
-Israeli Colonel Tries to Keep Jerusalem's Temple Mount from Exploding (time)
-Structural Collapse On Temple Mount! (world net daily)
-Muslim Writer: Jerusalem Not Sacred (world net daily)
-Jerusalem Touted As World's Capital (world net daily)
-Temple Mount Reopens to Non-Muslim Visitors (world net daily)

Israel would be invincible (Zechariah 12:6-9). Since 1948, tiny Israel has been attacked in three major wars and six lesser wars, yet despite being vastly outnumbered, they have defeated all attacking foes. Even during the final battle, when it looks like Israel will be destroyed, the Lord shall deliver her. (Jeremiah 30:3-7; Zechariah 14; Mark 13:14-20). An invincible Israel makes no sense unless you believe God's Word.

Israel would be partitioned by all nations (Joel 3:2; Daniel 11:39). This is another unimaginable prophecy! In 1947, United Nations Resolution 181 planned the partitioning of Israel. Currently, the West Bank, the Golan Heights, and Gaza, have been divided up into Jewish and Palestinian settlements.

-Israel Accepts U.S. Demand Of PA State In 2004 (menl)
-Kofi Annan Calls For International 'Buffer' Force for Israel (ha'aretz)
-Bush: The Holy Land Must Be Divided (israeli insider)
-U.S. Wants Timetable For Outpost Evacuation (menl)

The Eastern Gate would remain closed until the Messiah returns. At Christ's Second Coming, He will enter Jerusalem through the now sealed Eastern Gate (Ezekiel 44:1-3). Today, as prophesied, the Eastern Gate remains sealed.

-The Eastern Gate in Prophecy (focusonjerusalem.com)
-The Gates of Jerusalem

The nation of Israel, which had been divided into two kingdoms since the time of Solomon (950 B.C.) Israel in the north and Judah in the south would be one united nation in the last days (Ezekiel 37:15-22). And so it is, Israel is one nation.

The returning Jews would have no king until Jesus returns (Hosea 3:4-5). As foretold, Israel has been without a king for over 2500 years. Amazingly, not only is Israel no longer a theocracy, but today the Jewish state is governed by a democracy comprised of some 30 political parties.

-The Knesset (jewish virtual library)

Rebuilt temple in Israel anticipated (Daniel 9:27; 12:11; Mark 13:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 11:1-2). The prophet Daniel, Jesus, Paul, and John all refer to the temple in the last days. Therefore we know it must be rebuilt. Preparations by the Temple Institute are nearly complete!

-The Temple Institute
-Temple Mount Faithful (tmf)
-Government of Israel Reopens the Temple Mount to Non-Moslems (tmf)
-“The Tabernacle of David” – Rebuilding The Holy Temple
-The Rebirth of the Sanhedrin

The temple sacrifices would be reinstituted in Israel in the last days (Daniel 9:27; 12:11). Daniel foresaw the Antichrist ending the daily sacrifices. Therefore, the Jewish sacrificial system must have first been restored in the last days. Currently, the Temple Institute has created the temple furniture, vessels, and priestly garments. There are also several hundred young Jewish men in training for the Levitical priesthood.

-TMF Sends Letter to Pope Demanding Immediate Return of the Temple Menorah, Vessels and
-Treasure for Soon-to-be-Rebuilt Temple (tmf)
-Israel Seeks Return of Temple Artifacts (world net daily)

A red heifer without blemish must be born and sacrificed to purify the temple in Israel (Numbers 19:2-9). The Temple Institute is actively seeking to acquire a kosher red heifer.

-The Red Heifer (www.templeinstitute.org)
-Holy Cow? – The Red Heifer

Though Israel would be the focus of many fulfilled prophecies, most Jews would remain blind to the fact that Jesus is their Messiah until the very end (Luke 19:41-42; Luke 13:34-35; Romans 11:25-26).

-Messianic Jews increasing

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Old 11-17-2008, 04:40 PM
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Default 101 Reasons We Are In The End Times

Ancient Petra (Sela the rock city) in Jordan would exist and become the refuge for the fleeing Jews during the Tribulation (Isaiah 16:1-4; Matthew 24:16; Revelation 12:6, 14). In 1994, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty making Petra a potential refuge for fleeing Jews.

-Refuge in Edom (koinonia house)
-PETRA: Israel’s Secret Hiding Place
-When People Lived At Petra

Russia (Magog) would rise as a military power and lead an attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38). Today, most of the southern states of the former Soviet Union are both military powerhouses and Muslim.

-Ezekiel's Wall (jack kinsella)
-Rebuilding Russia in the Soviet Image (hal lindsey)
-Revisiting Perestroika (hal lindsey)
-Russia Targets Mideast For New Rocket Sales (people daily)
-Russia Expects Major Sales With UAE (menl)
-Iran, Russia Arrange To Complete Bushehr (menl)
-Evidence Cited of Russian Arms in Iraq (boston globe)
-Russia Upstages U.S. in Caspian Oil Game (the hindu)
-Russia Vows To Advance Iskander Missile (menl)
-Russia Bares its Military Teeth (bbc)
-Russian Study Warns Of Israeli Competition (menl)
-Russia, Saudis Prepare Energy Accord (menl)
-Russia Holds Large-Scale Naval Exercise in Far East (people daily)
-Magog Revisited (koinonia house)

Israel will dwell without walls (Ezekiel 38:8-11). Prior to the invasion from the north, Israel will dwell safely without walls. Therefore the current security fence in Israel will come down once the Jews are convinced that peace has finally arrived.

Turkey (Meshech) would also join in the attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38). In 2002, Turkey elected a pro-Islamic party to govern the country. In 2005, Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto Mein Kampf became a bestseller in Turkey.

Iran (Persia), Sudan (Cush), and Libya (Put) would also partake in the attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38). Anti-Semitism in the Islamic world is rampant. According to the Koran and Hadith, Muslims are commanded to fight and slay non-believers in Jihad (holy war) unless they convert to Islam (Surahs 9:5 and 47:4; vol. 1, b. 2, Hadith # 24 and 35).

Ironically, Egypt and Jordan would not participate in this attack (Ezekiel 38). Interestingly, these two nations have signed recent peace treaties with Israel. Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

-Peace Treaty Between Israel and Egypt (american-israeli cooperative enterprise)
-Egypt, U.S. Agree On Bright Star (menl)
-Jordan's King Abdullah Warns Israel to Start Preparing Further Pullbacks (arutz 7)
-Egypt Expands Its Navy (menl)

Birds of prey would eat the dead flesh of the enemy armies that fall in battle against Israel (Ezekiel 39:4, 17; Revelation 19:17-21). It is a little known fact that Israel is the bird migration capital of the world. During the spring and fall migrations, billions of birds fly over Israel. Many of these migratory birds are raptors, carrion (dead flesh) eating birds of prey. In fact, 34 species of raptors migrate over Israel.

-Bird Lovers Paradise (jewish virtual library)

The Euphrates River would be dried up (Revelation 16:12). Today, the massive Ataturk Dam in Turkey, completed in 1990, can hold back the Euphrates to a trickle.

-Ataturk Dam

Asia (the kings from the east) would be capable of deploying a 200-million-man army during earth's final days (Revelation 9:14-16; 16:12). Bear in mind, when John penned this prophecy 2000 years ago, there were only an estimated 170 to 400 million people on the entire planet. Yet today, according to the CIA, China alone has 281 million men fit for military service!

-Historical Estimates of World Population (census.gov)
-The World Factbook 2006 - China (cia)
-America Meets the New Superpower (independent.co.uk)
-China Using Artificial Rain to Clear Dust (ap)
-Chinese Dragon Awakens (washington times)
-China's New Missile 'Warning to U.S.' (world net daily)
-Will China's Lust for Power Bring War to America? (cbn)
-China Seeks Defense Upgrade With Arab States (menl)
-China: U.S. Must Back Off (cnn)

Population explosion foreseen (Revelation 7:9, 14). The apostle John, who wrote the Book of Revelation, was told the number of an army in the last days - 200 million (Revelation 9:16). This was the approximate population of the world at that time. That John also beholds a great multitude which no one could number coming out of the Great Tribulation at the end of the age (Revelation 7:9, 14), indicates an enormous number of people on planet earth in the last days.

-World population counter
-Population explosion
-Weapon of Mass Population (sp times)

The nations would bud (Luke 21:29-32). In Scripture, the tree is often used figuratively of a nation (Ezekiel 31:3-6; Daniel 4:20-22). Since 1945, more than 80 former colonies have gained their independence. Our generation has witnessed the end of the colonial era and the budding of the nations. Remarkable!

-The United Nations and Decolonization

Egypt would exist in the last days but only as a lowly third world nation (Ezekiel 29:14-16). Egypt was one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Yet today, as prophesied, Egypt remains an impoverished nation. To show how amazing this prophecy is, compare modern Egypt with the tiny nation of Austria. Egypt has ten times more land area, and a population eight times greater than Austria. Yet, Egypt's Gross Domestic Product is only one-fifth of Austria's GDP.

-Egypt's Tourism Turnaround (bbc)

Earthquakes occurring in diverse places (Matthew 24:7; Isaiah 24:19-20; Revelation 6:12-14; 16:18-20). Seismic activity appears to be on the rise.

-View Environment section on Countdown video here (eternal productions)
-Recent Earthquakes (neic.usgs.gov)

Marriage would be forbidden by many (1 Timothy 4:3). The Bible states that marriage is honorable among all (Hebrews 13:4). Despite this, the Catholic Church forbids their 400,000 priests, 800,000 nuns and numerous bishops, cardinals, and monks from marrying. The Orthodox Church, as well as Hindus, Buddhists, and other religious groups also impose mandatory celibacy for certain orders.

-The End of Marriage in Scandinavia (weekly standard)
-Group Calls for De-Legalization of Marriage (fox news)
-Boston Archdiocese Agrees to $85M Sex Abuse Settlement (fox news)

Deceptive signs and wonders would abound (Matthew 7:22-23; 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:9). The signs and wonders movement has swept the globe in recent years replacing the Word of God. Experiences that feed the senses in the name of Christ are drawing away millions.

-Signs & Wonders: (understand the times)
-Experienced-Based Christianity: (understand the times)
-Emerging Church: (understand the times)

Men would be lovers of themselves (2 Timothy 3:1-2). This generation, like no other, regards self above all else. Self-love, self-esteem, self-reliance, self-gratification, are encouraged by the media, schools, psychologists, etc. In contrast, Jesus taught self-denial. Even many churches today preach a feel good about yourself message.

Youth would become increasingly rebellious (2 Timothy 3:2-3; Mark 13:12). No comment necessary.

Humanity would become increasingly materialistic and lovers of pleasure (2 Timothy 3:1-5). No generation in history has had so many means to entertain and arouse the senses. Every imaginable hedonistic pleasure is available and has become big business.

Jesus said Christians would be hated for His name's sake (Luke 21:17; Revelation 6:9-11; 20:4). The banning of the Bible, prayer, the Ten Commandments, nativity scenes, Christmas songs, etc., reflects this trend. Also consider that more Christians were martyred during the past century than during all of history.

-Voice of the Martyrs
-International Persecution of Christians (greater things)
-Persecution of Christians growing in the US (worthy news)
-SUDAN: The Hidden Holocaust
-Christians face beatings, church burnings (world net daily)
-Can Messianic Jews Own Businesses? (maoz israel)
-Bethlehem Christians Fear Neighbors (ifcj)
-Facts On Palestinian Christians
-Let My Children Go
-Persecution in Smyrna
-Missionary School Headmaster Brutally Beaten in Rajasthan

Homosexuality would be flaunted at the end of the age. Jesus warned that the last days would be like the days of Lot who lived in wicked Sodom (Luke 17:28-30). We know that the root of Sodom's sin was pride and complacency (Ezekiel 16:49) as it is today. However, Sodom's lasting infamy stemmed from their aggressive homosexual sin (Genesis 19; Jude 1:7). Today, the homosexual agenda is flaunted and forced upon our entire society.

-BBC to broadcast gay mass from San Francisco
-Homosexuals Brainwashing Our Children In Elementary Schools
-Disney to allow gay commitment ceremonies (mrytle beach online)
-State agency launching major ad campaign to attract homosexual tourists to Massachusetts. (boston herald)
-World pride in Jerusalem (world pride)
-Perilous Times – flaunting homosexuality (understand the times)
-View Morality section on Countdown video here (eternal productions)

Substantial wealth and luxuries foreseen (James 5:1-3; Revelation 3:17; Revelation 18). It is interesting that 40 years ago some authorities predicted that the growing mass of humanity was so quickly depleting the world's resources, that many resources would be exhausted in a few decades. Yet today, vast material wealth and luxuries are in abundant supply just as the Bible anticipated 2000 years ago.

-Luxury lives here now (news observer)
-Luxury E-Tail: Who's Buying This Stuff (tech news world)
-The Rich Get Richer, and Buy Mansions (econ web)

In the last days, fallen angels would interact with mankind (1 Timothy 4:1; Luke 17:26; Genesis 6:1-4). There has been an explosion of ET/alien reports during the past 60 years. Studies indicate these entities behave more like demons than space travelers. They transcend the laws of physics, invoke fear, and deliver anti-Christian messages.

-The Return of the Nephilim? (koinonia house)
-Mischievous Angels or Sethites? (koinonia house)
-As The Days of Noah Were (koinonia house)
-Mount Hermon: Gate of the Fallen Angels (prophecy in the news)
-UFO Blasts Sky Like 50,000 Spotlights (world net daily)
-Paranormal SWAT Team Won't Rule Out Alien Authorship (sfgate)
-Strange UFO Seen in Colorado (world net daily)
-Who Were The Legendary Giants?
-Project Jehovah
-Valley Of The Giants

Apostasy would occur just before the Antichrist is revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Increasingly, experience-based Christianity is replacing the Bible as the standard for saving faith. The ecumenical movement is striving for unity at the expense of truth. Christ's exclusive claims are negated in the name of tolerance.

-Apostasy In The Church (lamb and lion)
-Apostasy (understand the times)
-The Emerging Church (understand the times)
-Freemasonry & The Church (saints alive for Jesus)
-A Litmus Test
-The description of Apostates

There would be a move towards a one-world religion (Revelation 13:8, 12; Revelation 17). Today, as never before, we are witnessing religions joining hands in the name of peace and tolerance.

-One World Religion (understand the times)
-Bridges to Rome (understand the times)
-Ecumenical Movement (understand the times)
-Papal Perspective: a Biblical Analysis (understand the times)
-Pope Says All Great Religions Must Unite For Peace (ewtn)
-Vatican Concert Unites Faiths bbc
-Dialogue Between Catholics, Chief Rabbinate is a Sign of Hope (ewtn)
-Pope Offers Hand to Conservative Anglicans (world net daily)
-A Call for 'United Nations of Religions' (world net daily)
-Interreligious Dialogue Is Part of Evangelizing Mission, Pope Says (zenit)
-Pope Hopes for 'Leap Forward' in Catholic-Orthodox Relations (rns)
-Germany's Catholics, Protestants Come Together for Historic Event (deutsche welle)
-Mary: Mother of Interreligious Dialogue (ewtn)
-The Pope Appeals For Full Unity Between Catholics and Orthodox (ewtn)
-Round Table Reflects on "Mary and the Churches"(ewtn)
-Bold Ecumeical Suggestion From Anglican Leader (ewtn)

Some would say that Christ is in the secret chambers or inner rooms in the last days (Matthew 24:26). According to the Catholic Church, Christ is in the inner rooms of hundreds of thousands of Catholic churches either in Eucharistic tabernacles or monstrances.

Read Another Jesus? (understand the times)

Jesus also warned that this deception would be accompanied by great signs and wonders (Matthew 24:23-27). Currently, Eucharistic miracles are reported around the globe.

Read appendix A and B of the online book: Messages From Heaven or The Eucharist - A Biblical Review (Eternal Prouctions)

-Eucharistic Adoration (therealpresence.org)
-Pope Calls Worldwide Synod of Bishops on Eucharist (zenit)
-New Focus on the Eucharist (catholic herald)

A woman, who is an impostor, would call herself queen and head the global counterfeit church in the last days (Revelation 17; 18:7). Tens of millions follow the apparition of Mary, who is regarded as the Mother of the Church, the Lady of All Nations, the Co-Redemptrix, and the Queen of Heaven and Earth.

-Apparitions of Mary (eternal productions)
to read the book and view the video Messages From Heaven.
-Pope Says: Mary Helps Us to Open Up Our Hearts to God's Will (ewtn)
-Pope Says: Mary Loves Us As She Loves Her Divine Son (ewtn)
-Pope Stresses Need to Pray the Rosary-Urges Confidence in the Virgin Mary (zenit)
-John Paul II Entrusts Future of Europe to Mary (zenit)

The woman would also represent a great city set on seven hills (Revelation 17:9, 18). The Queen of Heaven is considered the Mother of the Roman Catholic Church which has its headquarters (the Vatican) situated on seven hills. As the Catholic Encyclopedia states, It is within the city of Rome, called the city of seven hills, that the entire area of Vatican State proper is now confined.

-Vatican City Celebrates 75 Years as a Sovereign State (ewtn)
-A Woman Rides The Beast (Book) (the berean call)

In the last days, this wicked woman would go out over the face of the whole earth. She would be associated with a global curse. Her final destination would be Babylon in the land of Shinar (Zechariah 5). Interestingly, the apparition of Mary claims that she will soon travel through the entire world saving those who look to her.

-Queen of All (eternal productions)

Epidemic drug use foreseen (Revelation 9:21). The Greek word translated sorceries is pharmakeia which can also refer to drug use, both illegal drugs and mind-altering drugs. The use of illegal drugs and the dispensing of mind-altering drugs has risen sharply during our current generation.

-Prescriptions of Mind-Altering Drugs for Teens Rise (washington times)
-Babies given mind altering drugs in Florida (ahrp)
-Is Ritalin Raising Kids To Be Drug Addicts? (eagleforum)
-Antidepressant Use in Children Soars Despite Efficacy Doubts (washington post)
-Psychology and the Doctrines of Devils
-Your Drug may Be Your Problem (recommended book)

Sorceries referring to witchcraft, magic, or occult practices used to enchant and deceive are also anticipated in the last days (Revelation 9:21; 18:23; 21:8; Isaiah 47:9-15; Micah 5:10-15). Today, interest in the occult is flourishing.

-Witchcraft video
-Toy Stores Pushing Voodoo: (chick)
-Freemasonry: The Witchcraft Connection (saints alive in Jesus)
-The Kabbalah (koinonia house)
-View Occult section on Countdown video (eternal productions)
-High-Tech Witchcraft (christianworldviewnetwork.com)
-Witch School Opens Doors In Midwestern (abc news)

Preparations for a global war anticipated (Joel 3:9-14; Matthew 24:22; Revelation 16:14). Never in history have so many nations stockpiled weapons of mass destruction.

-Wars and Rumors of Wars (koinonia house)

Environmental devastation of the planet foreseen (Revelation 11:18). Our generation has done more to ravage the environment than any previous generation.

-1,360 Scientists from 95 Countries Warn: The End of the World (prophecy in the news)

There would be signs in the sun (Luke 21:25). In recent years there has been a massive increase in solar activity recorded. Still future paranormal events must yet occur (Revelation 13:13-14; 16:14).

-Here comes the Sun... again
-Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle

Many would call themselves the Christ (Matthew 24:5). Jesus was an itinerate preacher who never traveled outside the tiny nation of Israel and He had the audacity to say that many would come in His name, claiming to be the Christ. And yet today, multitudes within the New Age Movement, Eastern religions, and the cults call themselves the Christ. This is another incredible prophecy!

-Jesus in South Florida?
-Jesus of the Cults (christian ministries international)
-Jesus of the Cults (saints alive in Jesus)
-Christian answers for the New Age
-Countdown to Eternity video (Morality) (eternal productions)
-Man who claims to be Jesus Christ: (www.cegenglish.com)

God said that His name would be great among the nations (Malachi 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11). Jesus in Hebrew Jehoshuah means Jehovah saves. As we begin the 3rd millennium, nearly two billion people profess to be Christians. Multitudes more regard Jesus as the greatest prophet and teacher ever. As foretold, no other name compares to the fame ascribed to Jesus Christ.

-Major Religions of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents (adherents.com)

Jesus prophesied that even after heaven and earth pass away, His words would never be forgotten (Luke 21:33). As we near the end of the age, we see that Christ's words remain as accurate, renowned, and relevant as they were 2000 years ago. Today, Bible societies distribute approximately 600 million Scripture portions or entire Bibles every single year.

-United Bible Societies (biblesociety.org)

Despite the Bible's numerous warnings and last days prophecies, many people would be taken off guard when these events culminate (Luke 21:34-36; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-6). Take heed to yourselves!

-Jesus Is Coming Soon!
-Approximately 100 Million American Church Members Have Very Little to No Understanding of Bible Prophecy (koenig's international news)

All true followers of Christ would suddenly vanish, raptured (caught up) by God to heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52). A false explanation will deceive the unsuspecting masses (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). Today many apparitions, angels, ETs, cults, and New Agers are offering a counterfeit explanation for this soon to take place event.

-The Rapture (lamb and lion ministries)
-The Rapture (koinonia house)
-Cults (understand the times)

During the Tribulation, innumerable multitudes from every nation would wake up and turn to the true Jesus of the Bible and be saved (Revelation 7:9-17; Daniel 12:10; Zechariah 2:11). Today, the seeds of the gospel are being spread in every nation!

Many from Egypt to Assyria (Iraq and Middle East) would call upon the name of the Lord and be saved (Isaiah 19:16-25). The Lord is currently moving in a powerful way to save souls throughout the Middle East. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13)!

-The Arabs in Prophecy
-SAT-7 Arabic Website (sat7)

Some would depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1). This generation has witnessed the explosion of apparitions and other heavenly visitors that are embraced by professing Christians even though their messages contradict the Word of God. Channeling, witchcraft, psychics, etc., have also gained in popularity though forbidden by God (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

-Occult and Paranormal (christian answers for the new age)
-Drumming up “Jesus” (understand the times)

People would reject the sound doctrine of the Word of God and follow the doctrines of men that appeal to their own lusts (2 Timothy 4:3-4; Acts 20:29-30). Others would confess faith in Christ, but not obey His Word (Matthew 24:48-51; Matthew 7:22-23).

-A Biblical Worldview Has a Radical Effect on a Person's Life (the barna group)
-Most Lack a Biblical Worldview (the barna group)
-We live in the land of biblical idiots (la times)
-The Plague of Biblical Illiteracy (lamb and lion)
-Harvard University – It was once Christian… what happened? (answers in genesis)
-Oprah on Jesus: Is Jesus the only way to God? (watchman fellowship)
-Apparitions of Mary (eternal productions)
-Aberrant teachings (www.letusreason.org)
-New Age (understand the times)
-The Day They Kicked God Out Of The Schools

Many would forsake the Ten Commandments as a moral code: blaspheming, committing adultery, disobeying parents, stealing, lying, coveting, etc. (Matthew 24:12; Revelation 9:21).

-The Good Test (See How You Measure Up!) (eternal productions)
-Ten Commandments Judge Removed (cnn)
-Ten Commandments Monument Moved (cnn)

Idolatry would be pervasive (Revelation 9:20; 13:12-15; 19:20; Micah 5:10-15; Zechariah 13:1-2). An idol is anything that competes for the attention due only to our Creator. Statues, images, charms, false gods, angels, apparitions, as well as possessions, position, pleasure, a person, and any created thing can all become idols (Romans 1:18-25).

-Over 30 million to Medjugorje (Beacon Journal)
-Non-Christians in church flock (the telegraph)
-Our Lady of Peace Shrine
-Pope Benedict XVI - the Doll (dw)
-Relics of Cur of Ars Make Stop in Papal Chapel (zenit)
-An Icon the Pope Hoped to Deliver Personally (zenit)
-Pope to Accept Mother Teresa's Blood (sify)

Blasphemy would be common (2 Timothy 3:2; Revelation 16:9, 11, 21). Consider how often people use their Creator's name (God, Lord, or Jesus Christ) as a curse word. What they have done is liken the One who is the source of every blessing (eyesight, sunsets, food, family, friends, etc.) to a four-letter curse word. Fifty years ago, Hollywood seldom used God's name in vain. Today, nearly every movie includes blasphemy.

Sexual immorality would be rampant (Jude 18; Revelation 9:21). Keep in mind, Jesus said whoever looks to lust has already committed adultery in his heart (Matthew 5:28). Therefore, God equates Internet porn, lustful movies, TV shows, and magazines to fornication. The availability and consumption of sensual products has exploded in our generation.

Men would sear their conscience so they could continue in sin (1 Timothy 4:2). The conscience is where God reveals right and wrong. Con means with and science means knowledge. Therefore we sin with knowledge when we ignore God's moral law and violate our own conscience.

Men would mock the warning signs of the end of the age saying, These signs have always been around (2 Peter 3:3-4). The Bible even reveals their motivation, they love lust.

-An Overview of the Signs of the Times

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Eph 5:16
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More!! I'm enjoying what you're posting, 101 reasons can be summed up to just one though, BECAUSE HE SAID SO!
Glory to our soon coming King!!

Go ahead, the floors yours!
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Default 101 Reasons We Ar In The End Times

JEHOVAH WITNESSES are the only ones that teach the truth in the Bible. You do not even know what we believe in only lies on the internet. Ask me what we believe in, lets have some discussions. Thank you.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:45 PM
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JEHOVAH WITNESSES are the only ones that teach the truth in the Bible. You do not even know what we believe in only lies on the internet. Ask me what we believe in, lets have some discussions. Thank you.
You lost me there? Jehovah who? The same Jehovah Witness who can't even ACKNOWLEDGE that Jesus sits at the right hand of God? The same Jehovah Witness that can't acknowledge that Jesus died on a CROSS and not just any old 'stake'? The same Jehovah that BYPASSES the Son and go STRAIGHT to the throne? The same Jehovah that DENIES the very blood of Jesus Christ? So much so that they refuses blood transfusions? The very same Jehovah Witness that believes that each and every one of them are the 144,000, even though their followers are a million strong? The same Jehovah Witness who believes baptism is a PREREQUISITE to being saved? The same Jehovah Witness who require people to COMPLY with certain laws principle and standards before they can be granted salvation? The same Jehovah Witness that believes that Jesus Christ is not God? The same Jehovah Witness that believe that Jesus Is Micheal the Arch Angel incarnated? The same Jehovah Witness that DENIES that Jesus came in the flesh? The same Jehovah that adamantly pound the pavement every Saturday, because they believe GOOD WORKS is required for salvation? The Same Jehovah Witness that are trusting upon their upon SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS to save them? The same Jehovah Witness that DENIES the Godhead? The same Jehovah Witness that teach and believe that Lucifer and Jesus Christ are brothers? And last but not least, the same Jehovah Witness who's founder Charles T. Russell was a 33 DEGREE MASON? REALLY?? And oh, before I forget, this same Jehovah Witness, if you leave their 'congregation' by the grace of God, even your VERY own family shuns you? Yeah?

And you want to do what? Engage in a conversation with who? Me, Betsey Lane? No thanks! I rebuke you satan in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!! Go from whence you came, back to the pit of hell!!

And believe me, the knowledge of who this doctrine of demon came from, is not by the way of the internet, no, but by just recently rescuing a very close friend out of the pits of hell! TO GOD BE THE GLORY, NOW AND FOREVER!

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You lost me there? Jehovah who? The same Jehovah Witness who can't even ACKNOWLEDGE that Jesus sits at the right hand of God? The same Jehovah Witness that can't acknowledge that Jesus died on a CROSS and not just any old 'stake'? The same Jehovah that BYPASSES the Son and go STRAIGHT to the throne? The same Jehovah that DENIES the very blood of Jesus Christ? So much so that they refuses blood transfusions? The very same Jehovah Witness that believes that each and every one of them are the 144,000, even though their followers are a million strong? The same Jehovah Witness who believes baptism is a PREREQUISITE to being saved? The same Jehovah Witness who require people to COMPLY with certain laws principle and standards before they can be granted salvation? The same Jehovah Witness that believes that Jesus Christ is not God? The same Jehovah Witness that believe that Jesus Is Micheal the Arch Angel incarnated? The same Jehovah Witness that DENIES that Jesus came in the flesh? The same Jehovah that adamantly pound the pavement every Saturday, because they believe GOOD WORKS is required for salvation? The Same Jehovah Witness that are trusting upon their upon SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS to save them? The same Jehovah Witness that DENIES the Godhead? The same Jehovah Witness that teach and believe that Lucifer and Jesus Christ are brothers? And last but not least, the same Jehovah Witness who's founder Charles T. Russell was a 33 DEGREE MASON? REALLY?? And oh, before I forget, this same Jehovah Witness, if you leave their 'congregation' by the grace of God, even your VERY own family shuns you? Yeah?

And you want to do what? Engage in a conversation with who? Me, Betsey Lane? No thanks! I rebuke you satan in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!! Go from whence you came, back to the pit of hell!!

And believe me, the knowledge of who this doctrine of demon came from, is not by the way of the internet, no, but by just recently rescuing a very close friend out of the pits of hell! TO GOD BE THE GLORY, NOW AND FOREVER!
Whoo!!! You tell 'em what for, Betsey!! I tried to rep, but you know. I've had JW's pounding at my door twice, God help them when they pick the wrong day. Praise God you were able to get your friend out!!! God bless.
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The expansion of cults in our day is not a sign of some end times! There have always been extreme errors and there will continue to be.

I have a question though. Is it worse to be caught up in a cult than it is to simply be lost? Those of us who know the Lord--were we not at one time enemies of God and hated of God--not because we were in a cult but because we were reprobate, disobedient, law-breakers?

Those caught up in cults are no more lost than we were. Are we so hateful and condemning with the "simple" lost who come into our lives?

I have invited JWs into my home many times and have had respectful conversations with them over the Truths of God's Word. They are to be pitied for their blindness and not hated and treated with anger and contempt. I pray that something I shared will be used by God to remove the blindness and bring them to repentance and salvation.

Nothing good ever comes from personal attacks against those deceived by the cultic teachers of heresy.

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The following are 101 time statements which give 101 reasons why your "101 reasons we are in the end times" are misplaced and the "supportive" verses are not for our time:

[CENTER][SIZE=7]101 Preterist Time-Indicators[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]By David Green
[/SIZE]From Preterism: 101[/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]If you are living according to the flesh, you are about to die.
(Rom. 8:13)[/CENTER]

1. "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." (Matt. 3:2)

2. "Who warned you to flee from the wrath about to come?" (Matt. 3:7)

3. "The axe is already laid at the root of the trees." (Matt. 3:10)

4. "His winnowing fork is in His hand." (Matt. 3:12)

5. "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matt. 4:17)

6. "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matt. 10:7)

7. "You [those disciples right there with Jesus] shall not finish going through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man comes." (Matt. 10:23)

8. "....the age about to come." (Matt. 12:32)

9. "The Son of Man is about to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds." (Matt. 16:27)

10. "There are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom." (Matt. 16:28; cf. Mk. 9:1; Lk. 9:27)

11. "'When the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?' '....He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers, who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.' '....Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and be given to a nation producing the fruit of it.' ....When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them." (Matt. 21:40-41,43,45)

12. "This generation will not pass away until all these things take place." (Matt. 24:34)

13. "From now on, you [Caiaphas, the chief priests, the scribes, the elders, and the whole Sanhedrin] shall be seeing the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Matt. 26:64; Mk. 14:62; Lk. 22:69)

14. "The kingdom of God is at hand." (Mk. 1:15)

15. "What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others. ....They [the chief priests, scribes and elders] understood that He spoke the parable against them." (Mk. 12:9,12)

16. "This generation will not pass away until all these things take place. (Mk. 13:30)

17. Who warned you to flee from the wrath about to come? (Lk. 3:7)

18. The axe is already laid at the root of the trees. " (Lk. 3:9)

19. "His winnowing fork is in His hand." (Lk. 3:17)

20. The kingdom of God has come near to you. (Lk. 10:9)

21. The kingdom of God has come near. (Lk. 10:11)

22. What, therefore, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others." The scribes and the chief priests understood that He spoke this parable against them. (Lk. 20:15-16,19)

23. These are days of vengeance, in order that all things which are written may be fulfilled. (Lk. 21:22)

24. "This generation will not pass away until all things take place. (Lk. 21:32)

25. "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.' Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and to the hills, 'Cover us.' (Lk. 23:28-30; Compare Rev. 6:14-17)

26. "We were hoping that He was the One who is about to redeem Israel. (Lk. 24:21)

27. "I will come to you [His disciples right there with Him]In that Day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.' 'Lord, what then has happened that You are about to disclose Yourself to us, and not to the world?'" (Jn. 14:18,20,22)

28. "If I want him [John] to remain until I come, what is that to you?" (Jn. 21:22)

29. This is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 'And it shall be in the last days' (Acts 2:16-17)

30. He has fixed a day in which He is about to judge the world in righteousness (Acts 17:31)

31. There is about to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. (Acts 24:15)

32. As he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment about to come" (Acts 24:25)

33. Not for [Abraham's] sake only was it written, that [faith] was reckoned to him [as righteousness], but for our sake also, to whom it is about to be reckoned. (Rom. 4:23-24)

34. If you are living according to the flesh, you are about to die. (Rom. 8:13)

35. I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us. (Rom. 8:18)

36. "It is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand." (Rom. 13:11-12)

37. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. (Rom. 16:20)

38. The time has been shortened. (I Cor. 7:29)

39. The form of this world is passing away. (I Cor. 7:31)

40. Now these things were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. (I Cor. 10:11)

41. We shall not all fall sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. (I Cor. 15:51-52) [the "we" are those of Paul's day].

42. "Maranatha!" [The Lord comes!] (I Cor. 16:22)

43. "...not only in this age, but also in the one about to come. (Eph. 1:21)

44. The Lord is near. (Phil. 4:5)

45. "The gospel was proclaimed in all creation under heaven." (Col. 1:23; Compare Matt. 24:14; Rom. 10:18; 16:26; Col. 1:5-6; II Tim. 4:17; Rev. 14:6-7; cf. I Clement 5,7)

46. things which are a shadow of what is about to come. (Col. 2:16-17)

47. we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds You, brethren, are not in darkness, that the Day should overtake you like a thief. (I Thess. 4:15,17; 5:4) [the "we" and the"you" here are of that day].

48. May your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Thess. 5:23)

49. It is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire. (II Thess. 1:6-7) [published by PreteristArchive.com]

50. Godliness holds promise for the present life and that which is about to come. (I Tim. 4:8)

51. I charge you that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Tim. 6:14)

52. storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for that which is about to come, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed. (I Tim. 6:19)

53. In the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self Avoid these men. For of these are those who enter into households and captivate weak women These also oppose the truth But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all (II Tim. 3:1-2,5-6,8-9)

54. I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is about to judge the living and the dead (II Tim. 4:1)

55. God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son. (Heb. 1:1-2)

56. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who are about to inherit salvation? (Heb. 1:14)

57. He did not subject to angels the world about to come. (Heb. 2:5)

58. and have tasted the powers of the age about to come. (Heb. 6:5)

59. "For ground that drinks the rain which often falls upon it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near a curse, and it's end is for burning. (Heb. 6:7-8)

60. When He said, 'A new covenant,' He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear. (Heb. 8:13)

61. The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way of the [heavenly] Holy Places has not yet been revealed, while the outer tabernacle is still standing, which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience, since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation. (Heb. 9:8-10; Compare Gal. 4:19; Eph. 2:21-22; 3:17; 4:13)

62. But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things about to come (Heb. 9:11)

63. Now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin. (Heb. 9:26)

64. For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things about to

come (Heb. 10:1)

65. as you [those of THAT day] see the Day drawing near. (Heb. 10:25)

66. the fury of a fire which is about to consume the adversaries. (Heb. 10:27)

67. For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay. (Heb. 10:37)

68. For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the one that is about to come. (Heb. 13:14)

69. "Speak and so act, as those who are about to be judged by the law of liberty." (Jms. 2:12)

70. Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! (Jms. 5:1,3)

71. Be patient, therefore, brethren, [those of that day] until the coming of the Lord. (Jms. 5:7)

72. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (Jms. 5:8)

73. salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (I Peter 1:6)

74. He has appeared in these last times for the sake of you. (I Peter 1:20)

75. They shall give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. (I Peter 4:5)

76. The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. (I Peter 4:7)

77. "For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God. (I Peter 4:17)

78. as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is about to be revealed. (I Peter 5:1)

79. We have the prophetic word which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the Day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. (II Peter 1:19)

80. Their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. (II Peter 2:3)

81. In the last days mockers will come. For this they willingly are ignorant of (I Peter 3:3,5)

82. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you [those of that day] to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God. (II Peter 3:10-12)

83. The darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. (I Jn. 2:8)

84. The world is passing away, and its desires. (I Jn. 2:17)

85. It is the last hour. (I Jn. 2:18)

86. Even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour. (I Jn. 2:18; Compare Matt. 24:23-34)

87. This is that of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. (I Jn. 4:3; Compare II Thess. 2:7)

88. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation. About these also Enoch prophesied, saying, 'Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly' (Jude 1:4,14-15)

89. But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, 'In the last time there shall be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.' These are the ones who cause divisions (Jude 1:17-19)

90. to show to His bond-servants, the things which must shortly take place. (Rev. 1:1)

91. The time is near. (Rev. 1:3)

92. Nevertheless what you [those of that day] have, hold fast until I come. (Rev. 2:25)

93. I also will keep you from the hour of testing which is about to come upon the whole world. (Rev. 3:10)

94. I am coming soon. (Rev. 3:11)

95. And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is about to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. (Rev. 12:5)

96. "And in her [the Great City Babylon] was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth." (Rev. 18:24; Compare Matt. 23:35-36; Lk. 11:50-51)

97. to show to His bond-servants the things which must shortly take place. (Rev. 22:6)

98. "Behold, I am coming soon. " (Rev. 22:7)

99. "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near." (Rev. 22:10; Compare Dan. 8:26)

100. "Behold, I am coming soon. (Rev. 22:12)

101. "Yes, I am coming soon." (Rev. 22:20)

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Old 11-18-2008, 10:59 AM
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More!! I'm enjoying what you're posting, 101 reasons can be summed up to just one though, BECAUSE HE SAID SO!
Glory to our soon coming King!!

Go ahead, the floors yours!
Betsey Lane: Consider the 101 time statements I posted to Jetway777. Why don't you accept them in the same way--He came in A. D. 70 "BECAUSE HE SAID SO!"

Again, what do you mean by "soon?" If soon doesn't mean soon in the NT when used by INSPIRED writers, why should it mean soon when YOU use it?

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Old 11-18-2008, 12:12 PM
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88 reasons + 13.

Another long list just like 88 reasons. Some of these are such blatant concoctions its not even worth going through them. Hebrew = "pure language"? That is very desperate. Jeremiah 30:18 is not about the restoration after Babylon? According to my training in quality control management all I need to do is sample the batch to know it is a very bad batch indeed.
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