World Watch Prophetic, Last Days News Just Like Jesus Said

World Watch 8.19.23: Bible Prophecy News in the Last Days Just Like Jesus Said

At the bottom of this blog, there’s a video titled “Things Are Moving FAST!” from Lamb and Lion Ministries/Christ in Prophecy. The pastor talks about the “birth pains” like that of a woman in labor. My interest in Bible Prophecy started way back in the late ’90s when we all thought the world would end when all the computer clocks would turn to “00” on the start of the new millennium. Nothing happened.

However, that did not stop me from studying the Bible more. I lost count on how many studies I’ve done on the Book of Revelation. With each new study, God opened my eyes to see something new. He’s like that. He knows when you’re ready to know Him more. Which is what makes Bible Prophecy in relation to world events so interesting.

With that in mind, let’s look at this week’s wrap up of the increasing global signs of Bible Prophecy.

Jesus told us…

And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes (seismic events) in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

Mark 13:7-8 NLT

This is found in His Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13. Notice He said, “But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.”

Last Days Bible Prophecy
Coming True Right Now!

Wars, Threats of Wars, People Group vs People Group, & Terrorism

Russia / Ukraine / Europe

  • Chechnya’s leader Kadirov: “After we finish with Ukraine, we will move onto countries where the Holy Koran is desecrated”. Sweden better hurry up and become a NATO member and stop the nonsense of burning Korans.
  • New intelligence claims that Russia is making an effort to build 6,000 attack drones with Iran’s help.
  • Ukraine is evacuating settlements in the northeastern Kharkiv region after failed counterattack.
  • Prime Minister of Ukraine: “We will boycott the Paris 2024 Olympics if Russian and Belarusian athletes are allowed to participate.”
  • Amidst the arrival of thousands of Wagner group fighters, Lithuania announced the closure of two of the six border crossings with Belarus due to “geopolitical circumstances and the threat of immigration”
  • The NATO Secretary General’s chief of staff caused a stir: “I think the solution to the war in Ukraine could be for Ukraine to give up territory to Russia and in return gain membership in NATO”.

Western Africa

The Pacific

  • Chinese military launched joint air and sea patrols around Taiwan in a move described by China as a “stern warning” to separatists against colluding with “foreign elements.”
  • Japan scrambles jets after Russian planes spotted off coasts
  • While China’s Economy Falters, the CCP Plans War Against America: Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping is preparing to launch an all-out war against Taiwan and its allies, including the United States.
  • North Korea obtains a missile capable of striking the U.S. Likely a result of cooperation with Russia.
  • South Korea has intelligence that indicates that North Korea is preparing to carry out various military provocations, including launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
  • Large Military Exercises to Begin Soon for South Korea and US

Elsewhere Around the World…

Must listen to this…

Prophecy Today Weekend

Israel &
the Middle East

  • Saudi Arabia has been signaling to Jordan that it intends to replace Amman as custodian of the Temple Mount
  • Israel and Vietnam signed an agreement in Hanoi on Wednesday to launch the first direct flights between their countries.
  • Paraguay to open embassy in Jerusalem
  • Iran’s Nuclear Situation

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.

For up-to-the-minute, breaking news from Israel, follow Amir Tsarfati on Telegram.

Increased Antisemitism

The Day Approaching by Amir Tsarfati
The Day Approaching by Amir Tsarfati (affiliate link)

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.

Hurricane Hilary to Hit California as a Tropical Storm

I just think it’s ironic that Hurricane Hilary — Hilary — of all names, is going to hit Southern California and they haven’t had a storm in 84 years! They’d better get their act together! Florida grew complacent in the 24 years before Andrew hit. Just sayin’. Right now it’s a Cat.2 as it’s starting to whip the Mexican Baja Penninsula. (See the video below.) I pray for the homeless in the streets in California and the immigrants. I pray that the people will be wise and stay safe.

Hurricane Hilary to hit Southern California.

Here are other major weather events. Yes, this guy’s headlines and cover images are a bit extreme and sensational, but the video coverage is good.


As it was in the Days of Noah
As it was in the Days of Noah
(affiliate link)


Fires in the last 24 hours only in the Americas
Fires in the last 24 hours only in the Americas

Pestilence & Famine

New World Order, Great Reset, Economic Chaos, Big Brother, & Government Overreach in the Last Day

Alphabet Soup Key

Here’s a key to the global organizations and acronyms that you hear about in the news…

  • IMF: International Monetary Fund
  • WHO: World Health Organization
  • WEF: World Economic Forum
  • BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, among other countries
  • CBDC: Central Bank Digital Currency
  • Ai: Artificial Intelligence
  • NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
  • CDC: Center for Disease Control

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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.

10 “And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. 11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

Matthew 24:8-13 NLT

Increased Christian Persecution

Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.

Hebrews 13:3
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
by Nabeel Qureshi
Extreme Devotion
Extreme Devotion, From Voice of the Martyrs (VOM)
(affiliate link)

*Name changed for security reasons

More on Christian Persecution

Jesus said…

16 “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.

Matthew 10:16 NLT


A Miraculous Escape

Pastor Jon*, somewhere in the Middle East, while preaching in his church…

…suddenly felt compelled to pray for a man who had entered his church and sat in the front row. “He was sitting in front of me,” Jon said, “and God told me, ‘He has a bomb. He is going to blast it very soon.'”

Jon prayed, “Lord, you care for this person; touch him,” and the man started to cry.

After opening his jacket to reveal the explosives, the man said, “See, I have all these things; I want to blast. But I feel the love of Christ. I want to receive it.” The bomber claimed he had been sent by al-Qaeda, but instead of blowing up the church, he placed his faith in Christ and was baptized that day.

While such miraculous escapes have been a regular part of Jon and Grace’s (his wife) life together, they and other Christians in their country know that a violent death is always a possibility. (From the Voice of the Martyrs monthly magazine.)

The harder the devil strikes, the more we will enjoy his defeat. Let Him come!”

A Christian in Sudan from Voice of the Martyrs

We must pray and speak out against persecution.

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.

  • New YouVersion Exec Nona Jones Tackles Bible Illiteracy: ‘Seek ntimacy with God Every Day’
  • Myanmar pastor presumed dead returns home more than a year later
  • AsiaLink partners in Nepal have produced a book on the subject of Christian Discipleship and they plan to have 2000 copies printed this year.
  • North Macedonia – WorldShare: Praise God for the women’s conference with the Evangelical Church in Veles, North Macedonia, which had about 300 attendees. Pray in particular for those who attended that are not yet believers, that the Good News that they heard would bear fruit in their lives. Pray for the evangelistic work with Albanian Muslims that is happening through personal relationships with the Evangelical Church in Tetovo.
  • Thailand: Please pray for a missionary couple serving among the Malay people in southern Thailand. They request prayer for a new media campaign that will reach Muslims with the gospel.
  • Vietnam: Earlier this year, Open Doors partners ran leadership training for young people to equip them in church ministry. About 90 youth attended!
  • China: Praise God that the New Testament has now been recorded in dialects of three Buddhist ethnic minorities in China. Pray for our team’s continued safety as they begin work on recordings of the Old Testament in these same dialects.
  • Bolivia – Church Mission Society: Mission partners Andrew and Lisa Peart are based in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where they are part of Cristo Luz del Mundo, a church located in the heart of the financial and residential centre of the city. Hundreds of new flats (apartments) are being built in the immediate area, and the church is developing a community garden on the church property. Pray for God to guide the church in creating a tranquil space where people will find rest from the outside world and connect with each other and God.

*Name changed for security reasons

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭52‬:‭7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Jesus Said…

35 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.

Matthew 24:35 NLT

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

We Are Living in the Last Days!

Paul wrote…

A Living Sacrifice to God

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,

“I will take revenge;
    I will pay them back,”
    says the Lord. (Deut. 32:35)

20 Instead,

“If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
    If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap
    burning coals of shame on their heads.” (Proverbs 25:21-22)

21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

Romans 12 NLT

Do You Have the Holy Spirit
in YOUR Heart?

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…


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 born-again believers are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven — and 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, strength, courage and boldness as we wait to see it. Amen.

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