For sixty years, I’ve been teaching about things we now see every day.
I’m not special. The Bible is my insight and revelation. As I study, I ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate His word. You can do the same thing.
When I began teaching about Bible prophecy, news stories coinciding with and confirming prophecy came along every few months. Eventually, that became every few weeks. Then every few days.
In the last few months, it has been relentless. Newscasts have become apocalyptic.
When I work on this television program, the hard part isn’t finding things to talk about. It’s deciding what to leave out!
The last week’s news headlines alone read like the Bible prophets. That’s why the introduction to my program says, “Yesterday’s prophecies, today’s headlines!”
Wars and rumors of war:
Recently, Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a warning to the U.S. Army. The Army Times headline reads: “Mattis to Army: ‘Stand ready’ if North Korea diplomacy fails.”
The University of Hawaii issued an email detailing what actions to take “in event of nuclear attack.”
In Somalia, truck bombs killed more than 270 people and injured more than 300.
On October 4, four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger.
Weekly, North Korea issues a new threat of nuclear war. But daily, its army of 6,000 cyber hackers tries to steal secrets and money and wreak havoc among the free nations.
Russia engages in cyberwar, too. The Department of Homeland Security alleges that in 2016, Russia tried to hack in to the election systems of 21 states. Evidence shows that the Russians have made similar efforts in several western nations.
Recently, the United Nations News Centre reported that “Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and the north-east of Nigeria.” The World Food Program called the present food crisis “…unprecedented….”
Smack in the middle of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in its history, the state of California had to declare a state of emergency because of an outbreak of Hepatitis A!
Last week, USA Today reported: “Scientists working in and around Yellowstone National Park say that the supervolcano sitting under the tourist attraction may blow sooner than thought, an eruption that could wipe out life on the planet.” “…wipe out life on the planet!” That’s not some TV evangelist or conspiracy nut saying that. Those are scientists supposedly reputable enough to be quoted in a major international newspaper!
Now, the Bible does not say a volcanic eruption will wipe out life on earth. But, it speaks of several major earthquakes occurring during the coming Tribulation, including one that will be greater than any in the history of mankind.
Revelation 16:18 says, “There was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth….”
Could it be Yellowstone?
A great “falling away”:
Today, it seems like whole denominations are falling away from the true Gospel. Almost regularly, we read about major church organizations who officially adopt spiritual positions that are diametrically opposed to the teachings of God’s Word. And many churches who still preach the true Gospel are losing members who are offended by the pastor’s Bible-based preaching against practices like same-sex marriage and abortion.
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. We are on the precipice of a new era. The Age of Grace is rapidly nearing its end.
That means the Rapture of the Church is very, very close.
transmitted by Hal Lindsey – 10/20/2017