Here we are celebrating another New Year! Except it wasn’t so nice of a celebration for the folks who live in Israel. The Hamas terrorists decided to send them a barrage of rockets exactly the moment the clock struck 12 midnight in Israel. Is the war in Israel part of Bible Prophecy? We’ll see.
Besides the war in Israel, we still have the never-ending war in Ukraine. Then, Venezuela is planning to invade their neighbor Guinea. The civil conflict in Sudan continues as well as increased Christian persecution in Nigeria, China, and North Korea — just to name a few. There are protests around the world. Furthermore, the FBI is warning that internal Islamic terrorist attacks in the U.S. are imminent. Obviously, there is an increase of evil in the world — pointing to the Last Days.
I’ve embedded videos and podcasts from various sources. Since the Oct. 7th massacre in Israel, I’ve discovered several reliable news sources. Moreover, some of them are in Israel reporting right from ground zero.
Before we start, let’s pray…
Praise the name of God forever and ever, for YOU have all wisdom and power. You control the course of world events; You remove kings and set up other kings. You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. You reveal deep and mysterious things and know what lies hidden in darkness, though You are surrounded by light. I thank and praise you, Lord, JESUS, our savior, for You are the source of wisdom and strength.Paraphrase from Daniel 2:20-23
Jesus warned us of what would happen in the last days…
7 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. 8 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
Last Days Bible Prophecies
Coming True Right Now!
Bible Prophecy Updates
A Black Swan Event
A high-impact event that is difficult to predict under normal circumstances but that in retrospect appears to have been inevitable. A black swan event is unexpected and therefore difficult to prepare for but is often rationalized with the benefit of hindsight as having been unavoidable. (Source)
It could be a massive cyberattack, or EMP (electromagnetic pulse) — either which could fry computers, our electrical grid, cellular service, any vehicle with a computer chip, etc.
Then you have natural disasters like a massive solar flare, the Yellowstone super-volcano erupting, a high-magnitude earthquake, or an asteroid hitting us.
The Other Birth Pangs…
Personally, I don’t like Ai. In my business, I see it as a major plagiarism problem.
The End of the West
America is not in Bible Prophecy. That means it’s going to either implode — which we can see happening now — or it will be so weak, that it’s powerless to do anything.
Persecution & Revival
All Eyes on Israel!
“We are in a multi-front war. We are being attacked from seven different arenas: Gaza [Hamas], Lebanon, Syria [Hezbollah], Judea and Samaria [Hamas in the West Bank], Iraq (Iran), Yemen [Houthis], and Iran (the head of the octopus).”Yoav Gallant, Israeli Defense Minister
Today I heard that there is an eighth front — the border with Jordan to the east. They are not fighting Jordan — with which they have a peace treaty — it’s Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy who’s moved into Jordan. So the octopus has its eight tendrils.
All out war with Iran inevitable.
“We are working on other fronts. If Hezbollah expands the war, it will receive blows it never dreamed of. So is Iran. Iran leads the axis of evil. We act against Iran everywhere and in every way.”
“The war will continue for many more months, we will continue to fight until the elimination of Hamas and the release of all our hostages. We are not giving up on our efforts to return our abductees. We will not agree to have a factor in Gaza that encourages terrorism.”Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu on Iran
“There’s no reasoning with people who want you dead.”Amir Tsarfati
Is what’s going on in Israel right now the precursor to the Gog from Magog war? Maybe. In Ezekiel 38, we read where God is talking to “Gog”, the leader of Russia…
”A long time from now you will be called into action. In the distant future you will swoop down on the land of Israel, which will be enjoying peace after recovering from war and after its people have returned from many lands to the mountains of Israel.“Ezekiel 38:8 NLT
Thus, the current war very well may be the war Israel has to recover from before God puts a hook in Gog’s jaws to get him to partner with these other countries and attack Israel.
Already, Libya (Put), which is controlled by Russia, declared war against Israel. Sudan is in the middle of a civil war between two Islamic generals. Ethiopia is dealing with its neighbor Eritrea. Evidently, Turkey sided with Hamas. By the way, remember ISIS? They disbanded after being driven out of Iraq and went to Turkey and are now their military arm in Syria.
We know Iran hates Israel and wants to see it eliminated. Afghanistan is hurting since the Taliban took over after the U.S.’s hasty departure. The other “stans” will just take up with Russia.
It’s all primed and ready to go.
They will deceive many.Matthew 24:5b
Evil and deception are everywhere!
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 24:14 NLT
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.
More on Christian Persecution
- Day of the Christian Martyr 2023
- Praying for the Persecuted Church
- Open Doors 2023 World Watch List on Christian Persecution
We must pray and speak out against Christian persecution.
We Are Living in the Last Days!
We can’t ignore the birth pangs and the convergence of prophetic events prophesied in the Bible that are still increasing in magnitude and frequency.
- Be strong in the Lord. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
- Study the Bible daily. “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. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” 2 Timothy 4:16-17 NLT
- Put on the full Armor of God. “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 NLT
- Be part of a Bible-Believing Church. “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25 NLT
If you’re not a born-again Christian, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!
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…
Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.
- Believe — have Faith — that Jesus is the Christ and He died taking your sins away forever and that He rose from the dead 3 days later.
- Repent of your sins — stop sinning! Do a complete 180-degree turn in your life and surrender your life to Him. When you ask Jesus to forgive you He will. ALL your sins will be wiped clean — past, present, and future! And All means ALL!
- Be Baptized by water baptism — show the world and yourself that you have died to your old life and are born again in Christ.
- Receive the gift of Holy Spirit in your heart.
Invite Jesus into Your Heart and Receive the Gift of Grace, Joy, Peace, and the Confident Hope of Eternal Life…
Dear Lord, make 2024 a life-changing year. Reveal Yourself to us. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit. Help us realize that growing closer to You is a journey of learning, not a task to accomplish. Strengthen us as we live out your will for our lives.
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.
Dig Deeper into Last Days Bible Prophecy…
- More Bible Prophecy News
- Christian Podcasters
- Bible Prophecy Links
- What is the Rapture?
- Listen to the Watchmen on the Wall
- The Wonderful Promises in the Book of Revelation
- Have You Rejected Your Invitation to the Wedding Feast?