We are to watch and pray for the Lord’s return. We will help you do so by keeping our eyes on the signs of the times and reporting them to you. Jesus chastised the Pharisees for not knowing the signs of the times in His day. So He wants to us know the signs today, for they instill in us hope for the future and encourage us to evangelize the lost while there is still time.
In this dark hour, however, many will come to know Christ Jesus as Savior. These are the tribulation saints who will face the wrath of Antichrist (Revelation 13:7), yet their eternal salvation is secure (Revelation 14:12-13). No one, not even Antichrist, will be able to wrench these saints from God’s loving hands.
Egypt has torn itself apart as their people riot and their military topples one government after another. What started out as the Arab Spring uprising has turned into a dark winter for Egypt. Hope naively is in the air that democracy and freedom will replace the old order, but fear is also tangible as the specter of Islamic Sharia Law rises to choke Egypt in its militaristic submission to Allah.
Delving below the politics, students of Bible prophecy are deep in discussion over whether Egypt is engaged in some kind of prophetic fulfillment.
Scoffing has hit a whole new level but be of good cheer, it means the hour is very late.
If you have perused headlines recently, or watched a TV news hour, you are stunned at what's going on. I am every morning as I post headlines here. I let them sink in and I shake my head. When has the world been in this much chaos? When have people been this unhappy, confused, addicted, pagan, angry and tuned out?
So Hollywood is making the apocalypse a joke in two movies:This is the End and Rapture Palooza.
History is littered with the dead bones of prophecies and predictions that failed the test of time.
In recent times it is likely you will have been aware of The Jupiter Effect, Michael Drosnin's Bible Code, the Quatrains of Nostradamus, Y2K and more recently the December 21st 2012 predictions.
So what makes the four blood moons prophecy different to all that we have seen before? Is this another prophecy tragedy or could this celestial event be the most incredible sign of the times?
Why are we giving ammunition to the scoffing critics in the church?
We live in a time when the leading periodical for young evangelicals, Relevant magazine, is anti-Israel and a mocker of classic Bible prophecy teaching.
We live in a time in which leading apologists and apologetics ministries wholly ignore the specialness of the Jews and Bible prophecy
We live in a time when the giants of Bible prophecy teaching have passed or are passing from the scene, and frankly, the dearth of up-and-coming teachers willing to step up is alarming.
We live in a time in which Bible prophecy teaching is marginalized more from ministry leaders and clergy than at any time in our nation’s history.
So what is much of the Bible prophecy community doing?
Engaging in fringe and embarrassing topics. Giving ammunition to the scoffing, laughing critics within the Church.
I know I sure do! The world's a mess, wouldn't you agree? And, it's getting messier. Every day we're assaulted by the news of some terrible injustice, war, disorder, disaster and depravity. The nations are in total rebellion against God, and Christians are drastically becoming the minority voice. It's all so tiring.
When it seems life is horrible, there is one thing in particular that I look forward to. What is it? It's the coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ.