Signs of the times – All around us.

Signs-of-the-Times I havent updated the site much lately but I have not stopped watching the signs around us. I have been praying and thinking alot on what direction this blog must go. You see, currently I am without a favourite end time theory. I once was totally sold out to the ENP theory as can be seen by many posts on this blog. I am still watching it and I am greatful to my friend David Wilkenson who keeps us updated on the EU/ENI and Solana on his blog. Please follow it. There are also many pros and cons for the Muslim antichrist theory and I am not ruling it out. Even ol’ Barack Obama is under fire as being the big A (I am not to sure about that one though) and the Pope is also under suspision as being the False Prophet or Antichrist.

I think that although none of us will be hundred percent correct on how the end times will play out, we still will be caught by surprise by some events. We have Scripture to warn us, but so did the people 2000 years ago but they did not see Jesus for who He was. The religious Jews of Jesus’ day, who had studied the Scriptures in depth and who witnessed the things that Jesus did and said, did not put all the pieces together.  His own disciples, who were around him constantly, maintained doubts until days after His resurrection. Likewise, just as no one was able to foresee the whole picture before Jesus’ first coming, the same will be true before His second coming and all the events associated with it.

With that said I welcome different views on this site so that we can learn together. Iron sharpens iron. But please no strange stuff like nephulam, UFO theories, etc. Lets stick to things that can be discussed with a biblical viewpoint.

I plan to do more regular updates, mostly with news items related to prophecy. Here is the first installment:

16 Signs That The Economy Has Stalled Out And The Next Economic Downturn Is Here.

Friends, the worlds economy is on the verge of a mega collapse. There are many warnings that it is imminent. When it happens it can usher in controlled buying and selling via the mark. It will also start a depression were a days wages will buy a days food. Prepare and be ready.

‘We will not obey’: Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience if Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

Will Christianity be outlawed soon? I think it will.

Iran Tells Syria to Attack Israel on the Golan Heights

The big attack on Israel is getting closer. Iran (Persia) is not hiding the fact that hey want Israel destroyed. They will never succeed, but they will try.

Untill next time…

The Gog Magog battle.

Iran (Persia) is in the news again and almost on a daily basis. Yesterday it was announced that Russia has lift its ban on delivering the S-300 missile system to Iran This system can protect Iran’s nuclear sites from attack. You can read about it HERE. With this news there is lots of speculation that Israel will attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. There is also speculation that the Eze 38/39 battle may be close.

I have posted a study on the timing of the Eze 38/39 battle in Jan 2011 (How time flies!!) I will repost it here for your consideration:

Were does Eze 38 (Gog/Magog) fit in the timeline?

A difficult prophecy is Eze 38 and 39. The troubling part is were does it fit into the timeline? The majority of people see the Gog/Magog invasion before the last 7 years or the 70th week starts. The main argument is the following verse:

Eze 39:9  And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:

The argument for it happening after the 70th week started is also strong. I am starting to think that the Gog/Magog war may be the same as Armageddon or maybe overlapping Armageddon, but definitely in the last 3.5 years.

Consider the following verses:

Eze 38:8  After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

This shows us that it is a latter years (last days) war.

Eze 38:20  So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.


Rev 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

This sounds to me like a verse that could have been taken out of Revelation and something that will happen during the wrath of the Lamb. Notice the mountains that shall be thrown down.

Eze 38:23  Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Eze 39:7  So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

Eze 39:21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
Eze 39:22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

Eze 39:28  Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
Eze 39:29  Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

The above verses says it all. After the battle EVERYONE shall know the LORD God. His face shall not be hidden from them again! Does it sound like there can be a “Time of Jacob’s trouble” after this event? I honestly doubt it. This is final judgment stuff.

Zec 12:9  And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Zec 12:10  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Zec 12:11  In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

The above Scripture makes it clear who the One will be that will fight the battle for Israel. It is Jesus Christ, the Lord God, the One who they have pierced.

Now the only Scripture that “proofs” that the Gog/Magog war will happen before the start of the 70th week is Eze 39:9, and that is a shaky proof. The argument for it is that the Jews will have to burn up the wood before the 1000 year reign of Christ start. My question is, do you really think that there will be no fire allowed on earth in that time? Do you really think that the Jews in physical bodies living under the Messiahs reign will never cook, heat water or melt metal for plows? Life will go on when Jesus reigns from Jerusalem. It will be a time of peace, but people will still need fire. So they will get the 7 years to burn the wood very easily.

As we see the world turning its back on Israel, Russia and Iran getting closer together and while the 7 year ENI is in place, we might be in a time were all of these prophecies are on the brink of fulfillment. To first watch for a Gog/Magog invasion with a 7 year time for burning wood after that might be risky and catch us off guard.

Comments welcome.