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12 Signs of the End Times

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End Time Signs 1 - Knowledge Shall Increase
Daniel 12:4 ...'even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'



Throughout history, knowledge has largely been pretty slow in increasing. But look at how knowledge has increased over the past 150 years and during the past 50 years with technology. There has never been an increase in knowledge like the past 50 years. It has happened at such a quick rate over a short space of time. But not only have we seen an increase in secular knowledge, we have seen a great increase in knowledge of God's truth. Especially Bible prophecy, as more and more prophecies are being fulfilled. The truth of Bible prophecy has been opened up like never before. Which was prophesied to happen ..

Daniel 12:9 ...'And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.'

The prophecies of Daniel have now been unsealed and we are living in the "time of the end". For more information on this, see Prophecies of Daniel.

End Time Signs 2 - Ability to Enforce the Mark of the Beast
Revelation 13:17 ...'And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.'

Now many people tend to focus on natural disasters and wars when looking at end time signs. And yet there are many other important signs that are missed. Take this one for example. In Revelation 13 we are told that the beast system would cause the world to take the mark of the beast. And all those who refuse the mark would not be able to buy and sell. Now for this to be successfully enforced and to stop people from buying and selling, what do we need in place? We need and fully electronic system for buying and selling and for cash to be done away with.

What many people don't realize is that this is a sign of the end times and that we are now in a position with the technology to implement this. Right now, India is undertaking the great task of implementing a biometric ID system for all of it's residents. And cash is slowly being done away with in countries all around the world. Also, an ID card could easily be transformed into a single source for buying and selling. This is surely a sign of the end times.

End Time Signs 3 - God Will Destroy Those who Destroy the Earth
Revelation 11:18 ...'And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.'

Is this a sign of the times today? Most definately! God said in the end He would destroy those who destroy the earth. Now just look at what is happening to this world. In times past, man could not do much damage to the earth. But today, the world is being "destroyed" through war, industry, chemical pollution, oil pollution, depletion of forests and so on. We are living in a time like no other before us, and God is soon to visit His judgments up this world!

End Time Signs 4 - False Christ's and False Prophets
Matthew 24:4-5,11 ...'And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.'

So one of the signs of the end times is that many false christ's will appear. The problem here is that not only do they appear, but Jesus confirms that they will deceive many. We've had many false prophets coming in Jesus name and deceiving thousands, people like Jim Jones and David Koresh with various cults like, 'Heaven's Gate' cult, the 'Peoples Temple' cult which led nearly 1000 people to death in Guyana. There are also many Bible believing cults, New Age cults, Spiritualist cults, Satanic cults, all sorts that lead many people astray. And why are people deceived by these cults? Because they don't study the Bible for themselves and allow God to teach them the truth of His Word. Today, we have many false preachers and prophets like the leaders of the prosperity gospel movement and the healing movement, like Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, etc etc, who are leading millions astray!! But Satan may leave His biggest deception right to the end of time, when he impersonates Christ himself. So many people are going to be deceived by this, but if you hold on to the Bible truth about the second coming of Christ, then you will not be deceived by satan. Please find out the truth about the second coming of Jesus by clicking this link.

End Time Signs 5 - Wars and Rumours of Wars
Matthew 24:6-7 ...'And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.'



War is another sign of the end times. There have been well over 200 wars and conflicts during the past 100 years, and more people have been killed by warfare during the past century than in any other. And with TV news, we now see wars, violence and conflicts being fought all over the world every day. It says in Genesis 6:11 ...'The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.' ... God destroyed the earth by flood back in Noah's day, because it was filled with hate and violence. The earth is now filled with hate and violence again, and God will once again destroy this earth soon when Jesus returns, but this time with fire!

End Time Signs 6 - Famine
Matthew 24:7 ...'and there shall be famines.'

We all know of the sadness of the food shortage in Africa. Many people are dying everyday in Africa, and the sad thing is, as these people die because they haven't got enough food, the rest of us live in comfort and luxury, but we still find things to grumble about. The appalling amount of food that is wasted in the western world could feed the hungry. Does that bother you? It should do! This food shortage isn't limited to Africa though. Many people all over the world are suffering from mal-nutrition. Maybe there is someone in need near you!

End Time Signs 7 - Pestilences
Matthew 24:7 ...'and pestilences.'

Let me give you some statistics about HIV/AIDS from 2009. Over 22 Million people have died from AIDS. Over 42 Million people are living with HIV/AIDS. There are 14,000 new infections everyday. (source: Until There's A Cure And now we have this bird flu spreading around the world. The diseases that this world suffers from is certainly one of the signs of the last days. Our sources of food are also being contaminated more and more.

End Time Signs 8 - Earthquakes
Matthew 24:7 ...'and earthquakes, in divers places.'

Take a look at the following information and judge for yourself.

"Current graphs clearly show an alarming worldwide trend of increasing earthquake strength and frequency. These results are in agreement with the USGS statistics page, which shows an increase in the frequency of stronger earthquakes (M > 5.0)." (source)

A series of massive quakes within 2 days in 2012 prompted an earthquake expert to suggest that the earth is "cracking up" (link)

Costa Rica sees increase in seismic activity during past 62 years (Link)

Over 3,000 noticeable quakes hit Japan in 2012 (Link)

Over 5,000 earthquakes hit Mexico in 2012 (Link)

Koreas experienced twice as many quakes in 2012 than in the past (Link)

As at 12th January 2014, there are around 2,800 earthquakes happening a month. (Link)

End Time Signs 9 - Being Killed for Your Faith
Matthew 24:9-10 ...'Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.'

The early Christian church was persecuted and many Christians killed at the hands of the Romans. But we find the biggest amount of bloodshed for God's people during the reign of the Roman Catholic Church between 538 - 1798. During this time it is estimated that over 50 million Christians were slaughtered because they would not bow down to Papal authority. (Please note that this estimate is a conservative one). This great persecution will rise again before the end time during the great tribulation. Be ready to give your life for the Lord Jesus Christ. Today, many people in countries like Israel, China, Africa, Russia and Muslim countries are being killed for their faith in Jesus.

End Time Signs 10 - Increased Sin
Matthew 24:12 ...'And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.'

Take a look around you. Do you see a world abounding in sin? This is surely a sign of the end time. The great principle of marriage that God instituted at creation has been cast down in these end times. There are millions upon millions of babies being born out of wedlock, and the current divorce rate in the developed world is between 40-50% of those married. How about violence? Sex? Homosexuality? Greed? This world is aching under the burden of sin, and God will not allow it to carry on much longer.

End Time Signs 11 - People Shall be Lovers of Themselves
2 Timothy 3:1-5 ...'This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.'

Wow! This one is a BIG sign of the times we live in. Do I really need to add anything to this? These verses perfectly describe the world we live in today. These sure are the last days! But notice one thing; It says that people will be lovers of PLEASURE more than lovers of God, and that they will SEEM Godly, but denying the power of God through their worldly living. This unfortunately is the state of the professing Christian world today!

End Time Signs 12 - Gospel Preached to the Whole World
Matthew 24:14 ...'And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.'

This is my favorite sign of the end times. Do you know why? Because it is the only one where Jesus says 'AND THEN THE END SHALL COME'. This gospel message is being spread like the wind across the face of the earth with Missions, Radio, TV, Books, and the Internet. But it's THE TRUE GOSPEL OF JESUS that needs to be preached to the whole world. Not any old gospel message. And this true gospel IS being spread to a world hungry for the truth.

We must be getting close to the true gospel of Christ being preached to the whole world, and once God pours out His Spirit upon His end time people (Hosea 6:3), then the last message will go forth with great power (Revelation 18:1). The end of the world is near my friend, Jesus will return soon, very soon.

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Friend, do not be deceived by the many false doctrines and teachings in the world. Study the Bible for yourself. Prove the things you have been told. Check the fruits of those who claim to be people of God. Follow Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. There is great tribulation coming upon this world for any true follower of Christ, but as Jesus said ... Matthew 24:13 ...'But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' ... Endure and you shall be saved. The above are signs of the end times, but there are more things to come before the end of time:

article source: Signs of the End Times - Last Day Events
 
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End Time Signs 2 - Ability to Enforce the Mark of the Beast
Revelation 13:17 ...'And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.'
This is fanciful speculation at its worst. This has nothing to do with barcodes or electronic banking.
Revelation is always to be understood in respect to Christianity, the Church and the saints, spiritual heresy, Satan and the Anti-Christ, judgment and the future...
Revelation chapter 13 is entirely about the rise of Rome again, along with Roman Catholicism and the Popes.
Revelation 18: 4-5
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Revelation 18: 9
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. Revelation 18: 10
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: Revelation 18: 11
The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory,
and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble... ... Revelation 18: 12
And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots,
and slaves, and souls of men. Revelation 18: 13
 
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The Mark is Not a chip.... the word mark from a concordance gives us [HASHTAG]#5480[/HASHTAG] Charagma - to Scratch - we see this comes from 5482 which is of the idea of making to a point for use in scratching. So the mark is applied through Scarification.

We can confirm this because the WHOLE purpose of the mark isnt to track people but to Seal their Fate with their god - Rev 14:9-10 in the Lake of Fire.....
 
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Things written in Rev 6 have Not taken place yet..... this happens after the antichrist comes to power.... also the "bow" is a SASH and not for arrows... he is a dignitary
 
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End Time Signs 2 - Ability to Enforce the Mark of the Beast
Revelation 13:17 ...'And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.'

Now many people tend to focus on natural disasters and wars when looking at end time signs. And yet there are many other important signs that are missed. Take this one for example. In Revelation 13 we are told that the beast system would cause the world to take the mark of the beast. And all those who refuse the mark would not be able to buy and sell. Now for this to be successfully enforced and to stop people from buying and selling, what do we need in place? We need and fully electronic system for buying and selling and for cash to be done away with.

What many people don't realize is that this is a sign of the end times and that we are now in a position with the technology to implement this. Right now, India is undertaking the great task of implementing a biometric ID system for all of it's residents. And cash is slowly being done away with in countries all around the world. Also, an ID card could easily be transformed into a single source for buying and selling. This is surely a sign of the end times.
Does the mark give them the "right" to buy and sell, or the "ability" to buy and sell? The "right" to buy and sell, means
the financial transaction is irrelevant. The ability to buy and sell means the financial transaction does matter.
The whole idea of focusing on technology could be a deception. There are so many people getting tattoos
these days, the same argument could be made for it being a tattoo.
 
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The chip (if that's the tool used) is not the actual 666 / mark of the beast, but could be the ID. It's possible.

A snippet from a GotQuestions article

The recent breakthroughs in medical implant chip and RFID technologies have increased interest in the mark of the beast spoken of in Revelation chapter 13. It is possible that the technology we are seeing today represents the beginning stages of what may eventually be used as the mark of the beast. It is important to realize that a medical implant chip is not the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast will be something given only to those who worship the Antichrist. Having a medical or financial microchip inserted into your right hand or forehead is not the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast will be an end-times identification required by the Antichrist in order to buy or sell, and it will be given only to those who worship the Antichrist.

 
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I agree with your comment, Chad.

The idea of the "mark" being just a "spiritual thinking" or "belief in a false gospel" - I heard that many times - isn't accurate: it doesn't give anybody the right to buy or sell but it could be somehow part of the process to prepare the people to accept the physical mark. The scriptures do not speak in vain.

People often spiritualize this passage of Rev. 13. 16-17 by saying, for example, that "the right hand is the one universally used to make an oath" and that "the forehead represents your thoughts and beliefs" and the prophesy has nothing to do with an implant but that interpretation doesn't fit: without that, one could still buy and sell. It HAS to be something efficient - just as the actual technology combined to a physical mark - that would make it impossible to do business, as written by John.

Also, one of my brothers, who works for the government's high technology department in my country (and who's an atheist) told me 20 years ago that the number 666 was a key number used in computer science. Thus said, if I was you, as a believer, I wouldn't take a chance accepting ANY chip containing my ID and personal information in my hand or forehead, knowing that its specific purpose is to eventually make e-transactions.
I can see already - beware, brothers and sisters - that more and more (calling themselves Christians) are now saying that the chip is not the mark of the beast. Soon they'll tell us: you can take the chip, no problem!! As long as you "believe the right thing" and, alas, many will fall right into the trap. It's part of the last days' deception!
We see it's getting there and it will take courage, faith and a fair amount of "oil in the lamp" to refuse the mark, to renounce everything: your job, your house, your riches (if you have any), your comfort. It will be a great trial but we should remember these two promises:
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[COLOR=#5900b3]1 Corinthians 10.13:
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God isfaithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.[/COLOR]


The Lord's promise to his faithful church:
[COLOR=#5900b3]Revelation 3.10 [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#5900b3]Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. [/COLOR]

We see these days everything gradually put in place in order to eliminate the middle class in our society. Just read again Rev. 13. 16-17 and tell me if you see any middle class citizen mentioned in John's description ("all" means everybody, no exception). No middle class here:

[COLOR=#5900b3]He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Rev. 13.16,17)[/COLOR]


For us, faithful believers, we already have our mark:

[COLOR=#5900b3]They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. (Rev. 9.4)[/COLOR]

He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
 
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Yes, thank you Chat for this precise article.

Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles:
these are the beginnings of sorrows.
 
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Ok I dont get this.... in order to know what the word Mark even means you must go to a concordance..... I gave you what the word means yet nothing is givin to the proper way to understand this. And thats through a concordance.... the bible says the mark seals your fate in the lake of fire which is the whole purpose of the mark.

Its not to track you..... you get the mark through scarification THIS is how the mark is givin.... and it is the image of the beast which is scarred into your body..... you simply cant buy unless you have this scar which if you dont take they kill you.... no chip no rfd no electronics..... satan wants you with him and the best way to get tye maximum amount of people to take it is no buy or sell and dying.

No chip...
 
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We are not in the end times which would be the last 7 year period

The real famines havent started yet
The real pestilences havent started yet....

Once the antichrist becomes king Rev 6 tells us then the famine and pestilences and wars will start.... this is what matt 24 mark 13 and luke 21 are talking about also..... and we see christ come After the abomination of desolation in the temple which shows a tribulation rapture... all 3 say the same thing and of course 2 thess 2:1-3 tells us that day of gathering together wont happen u til the man of sin sits in the temple as god... and that happens After jerusalem is surrounded at the breaking of the 7 year treaty....
 
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Ok I dont get this.... in order to know what the word Mark even means you must go to a concordance..... I gave you what the word means yet nothing is givin to the proper way to understand this. And thats through a concordance.... the bible says the mark seals your fate in the lake of fire which is the whole purpose of the mark.

Its not to track you..... you get the mark through scarification THIS is how the mark is givin.... and it is the image of the beast which is scarred into your body..... you simply cant buy unless you have this scar which if you dont take they kill you.... no chip no rfd no electronics..... satan wants you with him and the best way to get tye maximum amount of people to take it is no buy or sell and dying.

No chip...
How do you explain this? How would one know if the other had the mark of the beast? With the technology constantly advancing at continually faster pace than before, there's no doubt something within technology is related, or affiliated with the buying and selling.

Revelation 13:17
The Mark of the Beast
16And 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, 17and 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. 18Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
 
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If you have scarred in your hand or forehead the image of the beast then you may come into the store and buy food.... if you dont have the mark we call official's who make you either take mark or die.

The mark only ALLOWS you to buy but it isnt money or credit
Satan wants you in lake of fire and this is the single best way to get the most people to join up...... offer mark or death and they will join mostly.....
 

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