Greetings my friendIf we look back over the past century, we can see we've been living in the end times for some time now. From 1917 the regathering of the Jews into their homeland commenced. From there a procession of prophetic scripture has already been fulfilled. What I am seeing now is the prelude of the Beast system being brought into full manifestation. We are certainly close to the end.
A very small number of Jews started to return after the first world war, 1914-18. Britain tried to put together the Balfour Treaty around 1919, but it took into the 1920's before other country's joined in. But, although ships were put in place to take the Jews back to the promised land, very few returned. It was around the time of the Balfour Treaty that the Palestinians started to move into the Holy Land, this increased later when Yassa Arafat was leader, if I remember correctly the Palestinian government paid incentives for Palestinians to move there.
It wasn't until the terrible second world war was over that the Jews started to return to the promised land. And on 14 or 15 May 1948 Israel was again declared a state.
We have been living in the 'end-times' since Jesus's death and resurrections, what we are in now is clearly the 'Latter Days' of 'The End Times'.
You are correct in what you say my friend, 'We are certainly close to the End'
The 'Key' to the latter days, I believe, was when Israel became a state again, the Jews returning as prophesied to the promised land, becoming a state again triggered the 'latter days'.
Now since 1948 we have seen the world change, starting in the late 1950's and early 1960's, free speech, free sex, this followed by skirts getting shorter, mini skirts, midi skirts and even what we may call belts they are so short. These things happened in stages 1950's, 1960's, then more so 1970,s etc. At the same time we saw, wars increasing worldwide, but as scripture says even rumours of wars, earthquakes have increased in number and in intensity, so have pestilences, ebola, super bugs etc.
We have also seen hardening of hearts, children disobedient to parents, attitudes, etc. Along with in more recent times 'Rages Waters in diverse places across the world. Man lying with man and woman with woman, all in scripture.
The most interesting thing to note in these happenings is that they started slowly in the 1950-60's, then year on year have increased and increased to the alarming rate today. Alarming for the lost souls I feel, confirmation to all saved believers as Jesus put it, this is not the end, these are the birth pangs of the end. As every mother knows, birth pangs come on slowly and slowly increase up to the point the baby is born. These things that have happened have increased year on year, the birth pangs today are very strong, it all points to our Lord's Return in Glory. O Come Lord Jesus.
We pray the brethren worldwide, the one true church which Jesus Christ is head of and all saved believers are His Body, the Church, the ekklesia, will be ready and waiting, wicks trimmed and oil in our lamps waiting to meet the bridegroom, Jesus Christ out Lord. May we be like the 5 wise virgins, not the 5 foolish virgins.