There has been quite a bit of profit made from the sales of doomsday movies over the course of time. Classic thrillers as some would be called. Sitting on the edge of our seats in anticipation of what is going to happen next. They hold our attention from the beginning all the way to the bitter end yet we still can’t get enough. It is as close to reality as we can get without actually moving to a warzone somewhere in the Middle East or trying to escape the horror from inside the World Trade Center as it collapses out of the clear blue sky. This would be a good time to reflect and think of those who have actually gone to battle in places such as those to stand for what is just. Recreate the scenes in your mind of the images surrounding September 11, 2001. Movies of those innocent victims along with headline news have filled our living rooms to a point where we have become more and more desensitized to the real God-given issues. The lessons God really wants us learn in such turmoil which goes a little something like this…”Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand” as declared by John the Baptist in Matthew 3:2.
Now more than ever it is time for a reality check. The very purpose and intent of this article is to serve as a wake-up call. The book of Ezekiel Chapter 3 speaks of a watchman who is to warn the house of Israel of their rebellion. If the watchman does so; then he has done his part; but if he does not; the blood of the person he did not warn is on his hands. I use this as an illustration to plead with you to wake up and respond to the call of the great commission; warning others to repent and turn to the Lord before it is to late. No one will endure the days that lie ahead without a right relationship with the Lord. Even if the predictions of End Times events do not take place during our lifetime that previous statement still holds true; because either way every knee will bow to the Lord on Judgment Day.
I truly believe if you are reading this that the Lord has a huge plan for you and I hope you will not dismiss it. I hope you will be able to decipher what you read here and put it to good use for His Kingdom and glory. I have provided a blog on my website at www.jennifersides.com to hopefully get your undivided attention. Not that I want it per say; it is actually the Lord who wants it. The links as a whole are a puzzle which will develop into catastrophic events that no doomsday movie will ever be able to reveal onscreen. Those events will no doubt grab the attention of everyone on the face of the earth. Although there will be priceless special affects and insurmountable devastation the ratings won’t be of any relevance and the profits will be zilch. By that time it will probably be a cashless society anyway where piggy banks will just be a thing of the past. I am sure by then; the world will have bitten off more than it could chew.
The following information is what I believe in a nutshell. I do not expect anyone to believe the same things I do; if they believe any of it at all. Although; ultimately I do hope this information will penetrate the souls of everyone who reads it so deeply that as prophecy unravels right before their very eyes they will know Who to run and give their heart to. May this article serve as a testimony to the great commission which has been placed before me as I claim the reason for the hope I profess in Christ Jesus as the author and finisher of my faith.
Now for the pieces of the prophetic puzzle which are not in any kind of chronological order other than just what pops into my head next. I am not going to use all of the links included from the “prophetic watch” section of my blog in hopes that you will read for yourself and ponder upon them as time allows. Just remember; Satan is running out of time and is seeking to wreak havoc on us all! His leash is getting longer and longer as the pieces of the puzzle come together more vividly.
With those things said; there are many prophecies being fulfilled even as I write this article. One prophecy headline news has not taken much notice of are the preparations in Israel for construction of the Jewish temple. A Muslim mosque stands in the way of where the actual temple itself will be constructed but that is not stopping the Israeli people from building an altar for it. A recent survey shows that 64% of the Israeli people are in favor of building the temple. Revelation 11:1, 2 speaks of the temple actually being built. Three and a half years after the temple has been under construction the prophecy of Daniel 9:26 and Luke 21:20-24 will take place. Also, an internet article from the israelnationalnews.com dated May 9, 2009 states that Benjamin Netanyahu will try to rebuild the Jewish temple.
Another prophecy worth bringing to your attention can be found in the ancient city of Babylon, Iraq which was ruled by King Nebuchadnezzar from around 605 B.C. to 562 B.C. Babylon, Iraq was a pet project of the late Saddam Hussein who often compared himself to his late great idol King Nebuchadnezzar. Saddam envisioned transforming the Babylonian gardens into what he hoped would be an even greater vision than that of Nebuchadnezzar. His capture eventually spoiled that dream along with many others he had for Babylon. Even so; the Hanging Gardens still made it to the top 2 spot as one of the new “seven wonders of the world” in a recent 2009 issue of Life Magazine.
Just in the past few months of this year; 2009; the U.S. State Department and the World Monuments Fund committed $700,000 to help rebuild and bring tourism to Babylon, Iraq. Surely you are thinking what I thought when I first heard this. Where on earth did they get the money for that? One of the reasons American leaders are being so generous with our tax dollars is because they are trying to make up for the devastation caused in Iraq when U. S. troops went to hunt down Saddam Hussein. Isn’t it good to know the politicians in Washington have a conscience?
Now you may be wondering, what if anything does this have to do with Bible prophecy? Just one example for that question can be found in Revelation 18:9 where we are told, “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at the distance for fear of her torment, saying, “Alas, alas, that great city of Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.” My point here is that Babylon will have to be rebuilt for that day to come. You may say, “Well, a city like that can’t be rebuilt in my lifetime.” You might want to take that thought back because actually it can. I have the perfect example that no one in their right mind can argue with. That example can be found in the United Arab Emigrants and it is called, “Dubai.” I am forty years old and in less than half that amount of time Dubai was just a forethought. Now it is a major tourist attraction that could be discussed for hours on end. Look this city up on the internet. It is simply amazing and it was built with oil money. If the city of Dubai can be built in such a short time; how much quicker will the city of Babylon become a prophecy fulfilled? I guarantee you once the project gets under way; progress will be full speed ahead just as the Tower of Babel.
On July 14, 2009, The New York Times online made reference to a scripture of prophecy found in Revelation 16:12. It seems that the Euphrates River in Iraq is drying up and turning to desert while destroying wheat, rice and barley fields along with fishing. It is affecting all of society in Iraq as even sheiks and top diplomats are at a loss on dealing with the devastation. Although Revelation 16:12 mentions the Euphrates River drying up; I do not believe the sixth bowl has been poured out yet. What I do believe is the Euphrates River drying up is an early warning sign from God on what more to expect in the not so distant future.
Now without using any of the links provided in my blog I am going to discuss the antichrist. I have no idea who the antichrist is. I can only guesstimate. Personally; I do not rule anybody out. There are three key factors that I want to bring to your attention. I believe these factors are crucial to everyone on the face of the planet. I also believe this is the order of those crucial facts I am about to discuss. One example can be found in Revelation 13:3, 4 where the beast receives a wound so severe that it seems there is no possible way the beast could have survived. This is a counterfeit to the picture of Jesus when he rose again after three days from being crucified. Thomas had to see His scars before he would believe it was Jesus. Many people who see the beast and his wound will worship him because he lives. Please whatever you do, do not fall for this!
My second point can be found in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3, 4 where it says, “Let no one deceive you by any means; for the Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” Do not worship anyone who sits in the temple and claims he is God! He is the antichrist! He will probably have received his wound by then; which will be how he gains access to such a high honor.
Last but not least, the Bible warns of antichrists and tells you how you know one when you see one. There are several places this information can be found so you will know how to avoid the antichrists wicked schemes. One thing is for sure... I am telling you there is no doubt…. Jesus himself will not appear until we see him coming from the clouds with His angels as described in Revelation 14:14, 16. This illustration can also be found in Matthew 24:29, 31. 1st Corinthians 15:52 says that we will all be changed at the last trumpet. There are seven trumpets and they are all referred to throughout the book of Revelation. For example if you see the seventh trumpet mentioned once; do not think that is the only time you will see it mentioned.
Another sign of the times can be taken from Daniel 12:4 where we read, “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” The most recent proof I have of that prophecy is from an article dated July 9, 2009 where we are informed that British researchers have taken stem cells from an embryo and created human sperm. They have heads, they have tails, and they move. They have all the essential qualities for creating life. The aim, we are told, is to revolutionize the treatment of infertility. Now men are no longer needed to create babies but will they have a soul?
A cashless society has slowly been creeping onto the scene of our every day lives for several years now. We can see it in a variety of ways whether through credit cards or toll roads. Banks giving credit to people with bad credit has caused a snowball effect all across the economic boards on Wall Street. Government bailouts have been paid out to a point of no return. Companies and movie stars alike are going bankrupt. They are spending money like a child eats candy. California’s gone bankrupt. Unemployment rates are rising with no end in sight. America’s in debt. Iceland has gone bankrupt. China and Russia are requesting a one world currency. Amerocurrency.com is pushing for Mexico, Canada and the United States to join their currencies. Where does it all end and what does it all mean? The truth; it will not end until it is finished. It will not be finished until Satan is conquered once and for all. What it means and what it is all boiling down to can be found in Revelation 13:15-18 where it says, “He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 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. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
Another major sign that the end times are rapidly approaching can be found in the morals of people as a whole. Things that go against the will of God are being accepted to the point that laws are being passed in the favor of such immoral acts of rebellion. Pornographic images are being placed on billboard signs. States have begun passing homosexual marriage laws even though 1st Corinthians 6:9 says, “The homosexual will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.” Abortion has been legalized. Precious lives that can’t speak for themselves are being murdered day in and day out!
This just about sums up a few of the thoughts I have about end time prophecies at the moment. I may update this article at a later date to reflect newer links posted in the future. In the meantime, watch therefore and be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect; Matthew 24:44.
Seek Him while He may be found,