Are we there yet? Is this the end? Looking at the current times, political theater, social events, and the natural disaster occurrences it signals many truths. Read Matthew the 24th chapter in its entirety in the King James Bible. According to Matthew 24:3, the disciples came to Jesus privately to inquire regarding the sign(s) of his return and the end of the world. Jesus initially responded by telling his disciples “let no man deceive you.” Why? The initial sign of Jesus’ imminent return is deception. The first deception is people coming on the scene claiming to be who they are not Christ. “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matt 24:5). In the text, he tells them the importance of being alert or watchful for these things or signs because they are just the beginning. Note… The chapter continues by describing the political climate, and the natural phenomenon or occurrences: hearing of wars and rumors or war, nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. Anyone who has ever taken a history course certainly knows that this has been the plight of humanity since the beginning. However, the episodes Jesus alludes to are unusual, global, and catastrophic in nature and there’s a sense that the world will be knowledgeable of these series of unfortunate events. According to Matt 24:8, all these are the beginning of sorrows.

Sign of Times

Let no man deceive you! Have you heard of anyone in your lifetime proclaiming to be Christ? When researching this phenomenon, I found it interesting especially the number. Throughout history since Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, many have risen with this self-proclaimed notion deceiving many. However, we are waiting to see when this will occur on the national stage by an individual label as the Anti-Christ. See the link below for further information regarding the false messiahs and their demise.

From the time that Jesus uttered those words the world has been in World Wars: WWI and WWII. Despite the opinion and rumors, the world has not engaged in an official WWIII. However, the world is currently involved in wars. There are several wars or military conflicts going on with different objectives around the globe. Many are keeping a watchful eye on Israel and the conflicts in the Middle East because of the biblical prophecies regarding the land and temple being rebuilt. (i.e. Ezekiel Ch. 40 through 48 etc.) See link below regarding the plans to reconstruct the temple.

See the link below for an outline of current conflicts globally.

Do you remember the earthquake and tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004 and Japan in 2011 including the current nuclear crisis as a result? Do you remember Hurricane Katrina? How about the earthquake in Chile that Knox the earth off its axis? Haiti? Mexico? Caribbean? New Zealand? Do you remember the earthquake that hit the United States that originated in Virginia and felt throughout the eastern U.S. traveling to Maine 2011? How about the current third world famine and drought issues as a result of natural disasters? How about the increase in tornados that have hit the U.S. and fires….And more? Read the article below for more information regarding global issues regarding natural disasters.

They are predicting five major natural disasters to the biblical proportions to hit the U.S. and affect the world.

In conclusion, it is 2012, let’s put things into perspective. WE ARE LOOMING TOWARDS THE END. Jesus was giving a glimpse of what the generations have seen and will experience. It is prophetic in its implementations. However, the end is more near and imminent than we think. Please understand that this conversation occurred well over two thousand years ago and the end has not come. However, the stage is set. Keep in mind that we have experienced the precursor and it’s being played out, and we’re now approaching the climax. AT THIS POINT, IF YOU HAVEN’T CONSIDERED RECEIVING SALVATION AND GETTING TO KNOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS YOU PERSONAL SAVOR NOW IS A PERFECT TIME.

(READ JOHN 3:15-17 & ROMANS 10:9-10)

John 3:15-17 says: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Rom 10:9-10 says: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

A SINNER’S PRAYER by Yan T. Wee (revised)

Dear God, I know I am a sinner.

Please forgive me of my sins and help me to forsake them.

I thank you for sending the Lord Jesus Christ who died for my sins and rose again on the third day.

Now, I accept the Lord Jesus Christ to be my Savior.

Please help me to love and obey you from this day onwards.

I thank you for salvation.

In Jesus’ name, I pray.