All posts filed under: End times

We are living in violent times

Not only are we witnessing Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine, but on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10 people were killed and three injured in what was allegedly a despicable racially motivated attack at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY. READ: Buffalo shooter, 18, planned attack for MONTHS before driving three hours to gun down 10 in supermarket ambush motivated by his hatred of black people: Cops interview his parents as four victims named RELATED: Buffalo Suspect’s Manifesto Revealed: 5 Statements Proving He Wasn’t a Christian Conservative RELATED: Authorities Missed Clues on Buffalo Killer; Strong Believers Among the Dead – She Was ‘the Apple of God’s Eye’ That same day, Saturday, May 14, 2022, 21 people were shot and injured in three separate incidents in Milwaukee, WI, near celebrations involving an NBA playoff game. READ: Milwaukee shootings injure 21 near NBA playoff game gatherings, prompting curfew Jesus warned of increasing lawlessness and violence in the end times, and said because of this, people’s love for others will grow cold. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love …

McDonald’s offering a chance to win a tarot card?

CBN is reporting that McDonald’s restaurants in the US are giving people a chance to win a tarot card if they use the McDonald’s app to purchase fries. CBN explains: In an unfortunate infusion of occultism, customers using the McDonald’s app to buy a medium order of fries were given a free McDouble or McChicken and the chance to snag a tarot card reading. McDonald’s reportedly partnered with Madam Adam, a tarot card reader with expertise in astrology, to offer readings to select customers. To “win,” customers reportedly needed to go to Madam Adam’s Instagram or TikTok posts to share their Zodiac sign and name. Apparently, the offer coincided with the appearance of the Mercury retrograde, which gives the optical illusion that Mercury is going backwards. According to astrologers, this event can cause people to go through difficult times on earth. READ: McDonald’s Serves Up Fries and the Occult with Bizarre Tarot Card Offer: ‘Know Your Fate’ Now, the Bible does warn of signs in the sky, but they are just indicators that God is releasing judgments on …

Global warming fanatics vandalize gas stations and rail lines

Global Warming fanatics based in England recently vandalized two gas stations, making them inoperable for several hours. They were part of a group, Just Stop Oil, which as their name suggests, want an immediate end to all oil production in order to stop the ice melting in the Antarctic and Arctic and the world being washed away. It’s estimated only 25% of oil production is actually used to fuel vehicles. The group started off by gluing themselves to the tarmac of the gas stations and then decided to vandalize the pumps. The Daily Mail provides the details: Another activist, 22-year-old Coventry student Nathan McGovern, has also been regularly arrested carrying out illegal stunts and was today filmed smashing petrol pumps.  He spoke in a grandiose video address uploaded to the Just Stop Oil twitter account this morning, where he accused the government of ‘genocide’ for not doing enough to tackle global warming.  Stephanie Golder, a 34-year-old charity project coordinator from Essex, claimed to be ‘sick and tired of being treated like a criminal’ – as her …

82 | What do the prophets Zechariah and John have to say about nuclear war in the end-times?

FOLLOW OUR PODCAST ON (search opentheword): Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Google Play IHeartRadio TuneIn Podchaser PODCAST NOTES: In this podcast, I discuss the several times that Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened nuclear war since his invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. These threats even included two Russian fighter jets that briefly flew into Swedish airspace armed with nuclear warheads on March 2, 2022. But this leads to a bigger question: Do any of the Bible’s prophets predict nuclear war will be part of the end-times apocalypse? I believe there are several prophecies that suggest this may happen, and I will look at two of them. One of them comes from a vision given to the Prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 14:12), and the second from the Apostle John, found in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 8:10-11), John’s written record of a vision he received describing the events that will lead up to the second coming of Christ. Click here for a more complete transcript. READ: Putin implies nuclear attack if West interferes in Ukraine. Why …

The greatest earthquake in human history

Researchers at the University of Southampton in Britain say they have found evidence of the largest earthquake in human history that rocked Northern Chile around 1800 BC. They said the quake was over 9.5 on the Richter scale, resulting in a tsunamis that reached New Zealand, 8,047 km (5,000 miles) away. Earthquakes are caused by the rupturing of shifting tectonic plates, and the intensity of the earthquake is determined by the length of the rupture. At one thousand kilometers in length, the researchers stated that the rupture associated with this ancient Chilean earthquake is the longest ever found. The tsunami caused by the earthquake resulted in story-high boulders being pushed hundreds of meters inland. They believe it was larger than the massive earthquake that hit Chile on May 22, 1960, that registered 9.5 on the Richter scale, the largest recorded by instruments. It is estimated the 1960 quake and resulting tsunamis killed between 490 and 5700 people, with a significant majority dying from tsunamis that hit Hawaii, killing 61, and the Philippines, killing 21. A …

Unusual earthquake activity in March, Israel 365 reports

When Christ’s disciples asked what signs they could expect leading to the Lord’s second return, in his response, recorded in by both Luke and Matthew, Jesus warned of earthquakes: 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. (Luke 21:11 ESV) 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. (Matthew 24:7 ESV) Jesus described their appearance in two ways: First, the Lord warned of ‘great’ earthquakes. The Greek word, megaloi, refers to the size in its widest sense. The word can also be translated as ‘loud’ and speaks of massive, violent earthquakes. Secondly, Jesus said that they will be taking place around the world. Jesus also likened the events leading to His return as being similar to birth pangs (Matthew 24:8), that start slow, then gradually increase in speed and intensity. So, we will be seeing an increase in both the number and intensity of earthquakes, and that appears to …

Don’t be ‘alarmed’

As the world was emerging from the COVID pandemic and lockdowns, it was suddenly hit with another crisis, as Russian President, Vladimir Putin, invaded Ukraine. And on top of this, people are now taking financial hits by an unprecedented rise in prices for food and gas (see Revelation 6:6). In many ways, this sudden series of events fits the metaphor that Jesus used to describe the initial stages of the end times, which Jesus likened to the birth pangs that a woman experiences prior to giving birth (Matthew 24:8). The birth pangs are deliberate, unstoppable, one after another, gradually increasing in speed and intensity. One of those birth pangs that Christ warned about was war, and curiously it was on par with ‘rumours of war,’ related, but in its own separate category: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” (Matthew 24:6 NIV) Could we classify Vladimir Putin’s threat of using nuclear weapons during …

Did the prophet Zechariah and Apostle John see what Vladimir Putin is threatening — nuclear war?

There have been several recent reports of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, threatening to use nuclear weapons if the West tries to intervene during Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Putin is becoming increasingly embarrassed and even frustrated by his army’s inability to conquer the much smaller Ukraine, which is putting up a much stronger fight than expected. In a statement released on Thursday, Feb 24, 2022, Putin intimidated that the nuclear option was on the table if Western countries interfered with Russia’s invasion. “Whoever tries to hinder us, and even more so, to create threats to our country, to our people, should know that Russia’s response will be immediate,” Putin said. “And it will lead you to such consequences that you have never encountered in your history.” More recently, a senior Russian newscaster, Dmitry Kiselyov, was more blatant as he spoke of Russia’s nuclear arsenal on a recent broadcast as a warning to the US and any country that would try to intervene on Ukraine’s behalf. “Our submarines can shoot more than 500 nuclear warheads,” Kiselyov …

The Antichrist, 666, and … the Truck-Apocalypse

Are we at the end of the world? Did COVID and vaccine mandates start the beginning of the end? Are those Canadian truckers part of the new wave? Maybe. You have probably heard about the truck drivers in Canada who are protesting against government restrictions. The government claims that they are a small fringe group, and most of the population does not agree with them; they are a fringe minority expressing unacceptable views do not represent the majority. That is the common position for most of the media, and politicians. A recent opinion survey asked people in Canada what they thought about the protest convoy, and almost eighty percent claimed to support it. We have some trucks with flags and loud horns, where I live, and I saw some people on an overpass bridge with flags and signs, waiting for a local convoy to pass. There are reports, in some places, that the convoys stretched for miles. This is too big to ignore. READ: Trucker convoy: Blaring horns, cheers as hundreds descend on Parliament I …

Fearless Christian woman refuses to back down to armed Islamic terrorists

There is a verse in the book of Revelation, the Apostle John’s vision of the end times, that talks about the emergence of a new breed of Christian who will not fear death: “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Revelation 12:11 ESV) And we may have seen an example of this unwavering courage in Kenya. According to a report by International Christian Concern, a solitary Christian woman, boldly stood up to five Islamic militants armed with guns and explosives. Wanduta was outside her village in Eastern Kenya minding her goats, when the five men connected with the terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, showed up. They were there to kill the Christian men in the village, and told Wanduta they wanted to spark a ‘fierce war’ between Islam and Christians. “They said they will wage war with Christians,” Wanduta reported, “and whoever loses the battle shall surrender to the other.” The five armed militants bravely forced the …

Does the brutal slaying of a pastor in Mozambique have an end-times connection?

International Christian Concern recently reported on the brutal killing of a pastor in Mozambique, a country located on the Southeast coast of Africa. According to CBN, an Islamic extremist group linked to ISIS captured the pastor as he was crossing a field. But what happened next was not only gruesome but also sadistic. The extremists beheaded the pastor and then gave the head to the pastor’s wife and told her to take it to the police. Though 57% of Mozambique’s 30 million population are Christian, Islamic extremists have been terrorizing Christians in the northern area of Mozambique. This included burning of churches and the murder of other believers, several by beheading And this is not the first time Christians have been beheaded because of their faith. In early 2015, people around the world were shocked by the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. Islamic extremists took the captured men, wearing orange robes, to a beach along the Mediterranean Sea near the country’s capital city, Tripoli. They ordered their hostages to lie on the ground …

How Jesus appeared to a Muslim woman in a coma and healed her

There is a powerful testimony on Premier Christianity of how Jesus uniquely healed a Muslim woman, resulting in her whole family turning to Christ. After a blood vessel ruptured in her brain, Jamila Darwish, a devout Muslim woman from Deir ez-Zor, Syria, was in a hospital, paralyzed on her right side and in a coma. The doctor told the family to make preparations for a funeral because there was little hope of recovery. But as she lay on her hospital bed, trapped in a body that refused to move, Jamila could still hear the conversations going around her. She heard her mother and sister crying after the doctor gave the news. But as she lay in her comatose state, a strange thing happened. Jesus suddenly appeared to her bathed in bright light. At first, she thought it was a hallucination from the drugs she was on, but then Jesus touched her hand. At that same moment, she heard her mother yell out that Jamila’s hand had moved. The doctor, who had missed the movement, checked …

Providing a balance to the Mark of the Beast

A few weeks back, I was watching a video of a Christian panel discussing the COVID vaccine. I was shocked when a woman suggested that getting vaccinated was essentially taking the Mark of the Beast mentioned in Revelation 13. When the moderator asked her about those Christians who had already been vaccinated, the woman replied, “it’s too late for them.” In addition to a mark on our right hand and forehead, we also had to watch out for a band-aid on our left shoulder. It’s unfortunate that the Apostle John never warned us in advance about this. And in Sweden, some people are having microchips inserted in their hands that contained their vaccine passport, instead of downloading an app on their cell phones. This seemed to have ominous overtones about the Mark of the Beast, as the chip has multiple uses, including purchasing items. But is this what the Apostle John was warning us about? For a better understanding, we need to have a closer look at what the Mark of the Beast ultimately stands …

COVID passport microchips being embedded in people’s hands?

CBN is reporting that effective Dec 1, 2021, the Swedish government required a vaccine passport for anyone attending events exceeding 100 people. The Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, writes that this requirement has led to several hundred Swedes choosing to have a microchip embedded in their hand that contains a vaccine passport that can be read by an NFC reader. So far, about 6,000 Swedes have had a microchip embedded in their hands since it was introduced in 2014. Since these are memory chips, all sorts of data can be downloaded onto them. These chips can not only hold a COVID passport, but as well, a person’s ID. They can also be used to open doors requiring a card, and even make purchases. CBN writes that the conveniences these chips offer would be the driving force behind their growing acceptance: “It’s a so-called ‘health tool’ The Atlantic predicted would become more popular. “ “‘As with most technologies, the tipping point for implantable chips will come when they become so useful they’re hard to refuse. It could happen sooner than you …

Volcano erupts in Indonesia

I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire, and columns of smoke. (Joel 2:30-31 NASV) In his prophecy about the coming of the Day of the Lord, the prophet Joel saw columns of smoke pouring into the sky. This is the trademark sign of volcanic activity. And attached to these columns of ash would be blood (people dying) and fire (molten lava). And Indonesians were caught off guard, when Mt Semeru, located on the island of Java, erupted on Saturday, Dec 4, 2021, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The eruption resulted in a massive column of smoke extending 40,000 feet high into the sky. The Daily Mail reports that there has been 14 deaths, and more are expected, as ash covered villages and cars and smothered animals. Images have emerged of vehicles covered in ash up to their roofs. There have also been 56 injuries, mostly burns, and several people are still reported missing. At times, rivers of lava stretched nearly seven miles. Mt Semeru had previously erupted in …

Why was ‘sorcery,’ Biblegateway’s top searched term in 2021?

Biblegateway.com, a website used by tens of millions of people each year to search and study the Bible, just released its most popular searches over the past 12 months. It was a shocking to discover that the most searched Biblical words were terms related to sorcery, that registered a 193% increase over 2020. The remaining top three searches included: ‘Slow to anger’ that had a 169% increase, and ‘In my Father’s house are many rooms’ that saw a 140% increase over last year. Sorcery knocked out last year’s number one search, plagues and pestilence, which obviously spiked because of COVID. Searches for those terms actually saw a 71% decrease in 2021. But it is strange why sorcery would see such a dramatic increase this year. Biblegateway suggests that it may be due to sorcery being derived from the Greek word, pharmakeia, from which we get the English word pharmacy or drugs. In his article on Biblegateway, Johnathan Peters explains: The increase in sorceries is related to heightened interest in the Greek word pharmakeia which, according …

Asteroid ‘2018 AH’ will pass earth on Dec 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post had an interesting article on 2018 AH, an asteroid that will pass earth on December 27, 2021. In astronomical terms, it is not huge. The asteroid is about 100 meters in size, the equivalent of the Washington Monument. And there is little chance of it hitting the earth, because it will cruise by at a safe distance of about 4.5 million kilometres. But this is not the first time 2018 AH made an appearance. As the name suggests, it zoomed by earth in 2018. But there were a couple of interesting things about that earlier visit that caught my attention. First it was only 296,758 kilometres away when it slipped by earth, which means it was nearly 100,000 kilometres closer to earth than the moon (384,000 kilometres). The second thing that concerned astronomers is that they had no idea it was coming. They only saw it two days after it had already zoomed by. Apparently, it had approached on a trajectory from the sun, making it impossible to see. So what would …