World Watch Prophetic, Last Days News Just Like Jesus Said

World Watch 7.1.23: Prophetic, Last Days News Just Like Jesus Said

Jesus warned us, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” The Greek word for “nation” is “ethnos” from which we get our words “ethnic” and “ethnicity”. It’s also translated as “people group” against “people group”. This is found in His Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13. Additionally, He said, “But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.” Friend, that’s what we’re seeing in France right now — the birth pains of the last days.

Last Days Bible Prophecies
Coming True Right Now!

Wars, Threats of Wars, People Group vs
People Group
Sheer Lawlessness

France is Burning

France is a battlefield: riots, arson, baseball bats, guns, fireworks, and stones, with the hours of darkness, at the hands of gangs of young Muslims, following whole days of riots and loss of control over the country. Incidentally, the riots are in protest of the death of a Muslim/Algerian teenager by police a few days ago. The policeman in question is in custody.

This has escalated into a Muslim intifada in France, and disturbances, which are only getting worse, spread tonight to dozens of cities throughout the country: public buildings were set on fire — including the library at Marseilles, shops looted, hundreds of cars burned, all in extreme violence. There is no control.

Just last night:

  • 41 police stations attacked
  • 79 police injured
  • 2560 fires in streets
  • 1360 cars burnt
  • 234 buildings burnt

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Ukraine / Russia

The Coup that never was…

Rebellion (or mutiny) Against Putin Ended, Prigozhin goes to Belarus
Last Friday, Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin revolted against Russian military leadership and led his troops on a march toward Moscow. Then, in the space of less than 24 hours, after negotiations with the president of Belarus, Prigozhin called off the rebellion and agreed to go into exile in Belarus.

No matter what happens, the short-lived revolt is a prime example of how quickly an unexpected crisis has the potential to dramatically change the present world order.
Only God knows what the future holds, and we can be grateful that history is in His hands. Foreshadows

Elsewhere Around the World…

Israel & the Middle East

What the US Media Isn’t Reporting About Syria

Both Russia and Iran have had a strong presence in Syria in recent years, and have helped dictator Bashar al-Assad to stay in power during the Syrian civil war.
The US has also had a presence in Syria, with troops designated to fight ISIS terrorists. The US positions have been protected by US fighter jets.
Russia and the US have long had a system in which the two sides have communicated with each other to prevent any possibility of inadvertent conflict between the two. The US fights ISIS, and Russia (along with Iran) is there to keep Assad in power.
But since March, Russia has broken away from the rules set to prevent any possibility of conflict. Russian aircraft have been flying directly over US positions, sometimes multiple times a day, and sometimes with bombs on the jets.
At the same time, terrorist militia proxies supported by Iran have been directly harassing US positions and individuals in Syria.
It appears that Russia and Iran are now working together in a secret and coordinated effort to intimidate and pressure the US to withdraw from Syria—to the point of carrying out targeted attacks.
Because the US has been supporting Ukraine in the Russia-Ukraine war, President Putin of Russia is glad to look for ways to harass the US however he can.
It’s becoming clear that Russia and Iran are coordinating their efforts at higher levels than ever before. Should the US end up leaving Syria, that would leave the entire country available for Russia and Iran to develop a major military presence that would pose a threat to Israel.
All of this is in line with what Ezekiel 38 tells us to expect with regard to future alliances between Russia, Iran, Turkey, and other countries that will attack Israel in the end times. Foreshadows

Ezekiel 38

Gog-Magog War Map
Gog-Magog War Map

Find God’s promises to Israel in Genesis 12, 2 Samuel 7, Ezekiel 35-36, 37, 38 and 39.

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Increased Antisemitism

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Undoubtedly, we are witnessing the CONVERGENCE of numerous events — all prophesied in the Bible happening all at once! Unfortunately, things are going to get way worse before Jesus comes for His born-again believers in the Rapture.

Earthquakes & “Seismic” Weather Events, Pestilence, Plagues & Famine

The Greek word for “earthquake” is “seismos”, which refers to seismic weather like tornadoes, hurricanes and violent storms as well as earthquakes and volcanoes.

Canadian Fires Continue to Burn

According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC), which maintains records on the number of fires and the amount of land burned in the country, a new record for acres burned was established on Saturday, June 24. As of Monday, over 19 million acres of land have burned so far this year. This eclipses the previous record of 17,559,303 acres from 1995 (records have been maintained for the country by CIFFC since 1983).

CIFFC data as of Tuesday morning also indicated that there were 492 active fires across the country, and a total of nearly 3,000 have burned since the beginning of the year. Officials were responding to 89 fires in Alberta, the most of any province in the country, with Quebec not far behind at 81.

Smoke and haze still plague the northeast U.S. from Chicago to New England.

Global Earthquakes

Using the mobile app QuakeFeed, I check the global earthquakes a few times a day. I like the European (EMSC) model, which shows quakes 2.0 magnitude and higher all over the world. All this week, while there weren’t many over 5.8, there have been a lot of clusters and swarms in the areas of the Philippines, Indonesia, Turkey, Central America, the Azores (N. Atlantic), and Puerto Rico. Each time I check, there are around 250 earthquakes over a 24 hour period.

Check out the videos from the earthquake experts on YouTube…

Pestilence & Famine

As it was in the Days of Noah
As it was in the Days of Noah
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Increased Satanic Evil, Sexual Immorality, Apostasy, False Teachings, Corruption, and Deception in the Last Days

Lutheran female pastor False creed…

Paul warned us of the raging insanity of the last days…

You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT

A Woman Rides the Beast
A Woman Rides
the Beast

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Letter to the American Church by Eric Metaxas
Letter to the American Church
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Jesus said regarding the Last Days…

“But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.”

“Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers.”

Matthew 24:8-9 NLT

Increased Christian Persecution

  • Vietnam: In the central highlands, two members from the United States Consulate were stopped by locals, including the police, from visiting churches and believers to investigate reports of persecution. Pray that believers will persevere in their faith and that the local authorities will allow churches to operate.
  • Burkina Faso: In February 2023, jihadists burned and destroyed Pastor Laurent’s church in eastern Burkina Faso. Then, in March 2023, jihadists abducted Pastor Laurent when he traveled to attend a regional pastors’ meeting. As the kidnappers forced him into the bush, he sent one text to his family, who haven’t heard from him since. A local villager later reported seeing him bound, blindfolded and being transported by the Islamic militants to a different area. VOM has helped his wife and six children move to a more secure location. The family asks for prayers that Pastor Laurent’s life will be preserved and that he will be set free.
  • Bangladesh: Sabina is fearful after an influential local man interrupted one of her literacy classes and threatened her if she used it to teach Christianity. Students are now afraid to attend, so Sabina has started visiting them. The class is greatly impacting the community. Pray that this will continue.
  • Bangladesh: Recently, Muslim groups have cautioned students from attending these literacy classes, saying they will “fall into trouble” if they go. Pray for this fear and intimidation to end and for greater acceptance of religious diversity.
  • Sri Lanka: “This one incident accomplished what I couldn’t have done with a thousand sermons.” Even though his church was attacked by Buddhist extremists, Pastor Indunil praises God for the spiritual growth he has seen after the attack. Praise God for bringing good out of this situation.
  • Nepal: Christians are facing increasing hostility from Hindu activists. In one incident, two believers were detained for six hours for street preaching. Elsewhere, two Christians were pressured into burning a Bible in front of a watching crowd. Ask the Lord to embolden believers amid opposition.
  • Christian Family Traumatized by Ethnic Violence in India
  • Nabeel, a persecuted Christian in Pakistan, sentenced to death
  • More than 150 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria
  • A Biology professor with 20 years of experience has been fired for teaching sex was determined by chromosomes X and Y.
  • An American street preacher has been arrested in England for preaching during an LGBT pride event.

*Name changed for security reasons

More on Christian Persecution

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Persecution does not take us away from our home. Persecution helps send us along the way to our true “home”.

Pastor J. Colaw
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We must pray and speak out against persecution…

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out…
Because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out…
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out…
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out…
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

The Gospel Around the World
in the Last Days!

Obviously, there is bad news all over the world. Nevertheless, there is also great news — signs of hope — that born-again Christians are doing what Jesus told us to do in the Great Commission and before He left us.

  • JESUS Film Project Extends to Unreached in Bhutan
  • Iran: ‘Great Awakening’ is exploding in Iran: ‘Visions, Dreams, and miraculously answered prayers” are taking place
  • Indonesia: Today we are praying for J, reaching out with the gospel among coffee farmers on the island of Sumatra. He recently received a motorbike to help him in the ministry. Please pray for safety and protection as he travels and serves the Lord in this predominantly Muslim area.
  • Indonesia: Since becoming a Christian, Subekti’s* transformation has amazed his friends, but his family doesn’t want him at home. He lives on his rickshaw but he’s content. “I sit here and wait for passengers while reading the Bible or other discipleship books,” he says. Pray that Subekti’s rickshaw journeys will lead others to Jesus.
  • Sri Lanka: Pray that the courageous Christians in the southern province of Sri Lanka will remain steadfast and continue to share the gospel with others in their community.
  • Sri Lanka: Pastor Indunil’s strength has encouraged other Christians to come out of hiding and the Christian church is now more visible than ever before. Pray that this church will be a beacon of light and hope in the region.
  • Middle East – WEC: One couple has been getting more involved with ex-pat Arabs from a Christian background. One week they told the story of the 10th plague of Exodus to a small group. A new participant turned up, so they hesitated, thinking it may be awkward to tell this story, but it was the ‘next one’ on the list. So, they were humbled and encouraged to see the engagement of all who attended, including the new person. God’s Word does what He needs it to! Pray for local people to join this group.
  • Tanzania – Church Mission Society: Christine and David Torrance are CMS mission partners newly arrived in Kondoa, Tanzania, where they are looking to come alongside local Christians in discipleship and ministry and David teaches at Kondoa Bible College. Christine and David ask for prayer that Jesus remain their first love, for more of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives and for David as he begins teaching theology in Swahili.

*Name changed for security reasons

Jesus said…

“For the Good News must first be preached to all nations (peoples).”

Mark 13:10

Help Spread the Good News of Jesus Christ all over the World!

We Are Living in the Last Days!

Yes, things do look hopeless and grim down here on earth. What can we do? We can pray and draw closer to Jesus through His Word, His Salvation and His Hope…

Paul’s Charge to Timothy Should be Ours

10 But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance. 11 You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured. You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—but the Lord rescued me from all of it. 12 Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived.

14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. 15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

2 Timothy 3:10-17 NLT

Stand Strong in Jesus Christ in the Last Days…

Are YOU Well-Rooted in the Scriptures?

Jesus, you are the unbreakable, unshakeable, immovable foundation that stands the test of time and keeps us standing strong in the face of panic-inducing winds and terrifying storms. Help us to remember that we belong in the Kingdom of Heaven — that this evil earth is not our home. Thank you for being our confident hope!

Lord, please come soon to fulfill your salvation, and grant us patience as we wait to see it. Amen.

Are YOU Secure in YOUR Salvation
Through Jesus Christ?

If you’re not sure if you’re saved or not, if you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, feel His Shalom — a peace that surpasses all understanding, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven after you die, or that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, which can happen at any moment, this is what you have to do…

Invite Jesus into Your Heart and Receive the Gift of Grace and the Confident Hope of Eternal Life…

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