It is sometimes scary to read the news headlines. It feels like I am in a dream and I will wake up soon. My interest in end time prophecy started in the mid 1980’s and in those times it was good enough to read a book once a year to see how prophecy fulfillment was progressing. In those times it was still fine to speculate about when the rapture will happen, were the temple will be build, if Europe will unite into 10 regions, etc. as we all sensed that there were still a few years left before the end will begin.
Today is different. Today we talk about when Damascus will be destroyed, if the current economic crisis will lead to the mark, if the current unrest between Israel, the US and Iran will lead to the Eze 38/39 war and when will the armies surround Jerusalem . There is an expectation in Christians that we are seeing Scripture being fulfilled before us. I have read were prominent pre-trib believers are saying that maybe we will go through a part of the tribulation because of what they are currently witnessing in the world. To put it lightly, it is like the Church are sensing that this is it; we are entering the time of the end. I sense it too.
I have posted some interesting articles on the Facebook page. Please keep the Facebook page in mind when the updates are slow on this site. The first one states that Bibi is willing to give Judea and Samaria away and uproot the settlers on the ground. We know in the near future this will happen when the antichrist is in Jerusalem and the armies surrounds the city. You can read the article HERE.
According to RT News, a US Nuclear sub and destroyer entered the Red Sea and speculations are that they are heading for the Persian Gulf. Apparently a third US aircraft carrier will also join the strike force in March. The war drums are beating fiercely in the Middle East and daily I am expecting the first shots to be fired. The US will not destroy Iran as Iran will be one of the nations attacking Israel in the Eze 38/39 war. I am speculating, but will Iran give the US a huge blow that will terminate their presence in the Middle East? We know that the US will not help Israel when they are attacked. You can read the RT article HERE.
According to CNN international leaders are calling on the UN to act on Syria. Will Damascus be destroyed soon? If so, how will it happen and who will be to blame? You can read the article HERE.
Friends, I hope I am wrong, but I think 2012 will give us more answers than questions. Prophecy is better understood from hindsight. We may be entering a time like that.