We like to spend a few minutes each Sunday talking about trends and Bible prophecy.
There are approximately 500 yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies. Knowing what they say, we expect to see certain trends in the world. We’re not saying these trends are the fulfillment of prophecy – only that things seem to be unfolding just as you’d expect.
The apostle Paul wrote, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…” (First Timothy 4:1). Thus you’d expect folks to be embracing things that are cultic or that are of the occult.
I think that Palmyra qualifies. You may have read that on September 26, the Institute for Digital Archaeology unveiled a replica of Palmyra, Syria’s iconic Triumphal Arch on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Let me read excerpts from an article about that arch, titled, Arch of Baal – Satan’s Sneaky Project.
To make a long story short, Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph was built by the Romans in the 3rd century AD, and it served as an entrance to the Temple of Bel, which was built as early as 32 AD. Bel was one of the many names for the ancient Babylonian god, Marduk, who was portrayed as the victor of a heavenly battle, and thus became the ‘god of gods.’ The name ‘Bel’ simply meant ‘lord’ so it was adapted to many gods. The Canaanite spelling, Baal, is used in the Bible…
Palmyra’s Temple of Bel was converted to a Christian church by the Romans and later became an Islamic mosque, used by the Muslims, but it was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The Arch of Triumph, at the entrance, was the last to be destroyed in October 2015. Yet, by being destroyed, it has become even more well known and is making a comeback.
The Institute for Digital Archaeology, based in the UK, along with partners such as Dubai Future Foundation and UNESCO, recreated the Arch of Baal using 3-D technology and a robotic drilling machine to carve a 2/3 scale model out of Egyptian marble. The original happened to be 27 feet tall so a perfect .666 scale model turned out to be 18 feet (or 6+6+6). Of course, those same two numbers are used to ‘calculate the number of the beast’ in Revelation 13:18.
The construction dimensions are only part of the story because the arch was created to make a world tour and the timing and locations have turned out to be very interesting. The Arch of Triumph made its debut in London’s Trafalgar Square, on April 19-21, 2016, which coincided with the start of Beltane, an important pagan holiday on the Satanic calendar. Next, it appeared in New York, at City Hall Park, on September 18-24, 2016, which coincided with the UN General Assembly (plus the fall equinox, which is also considered a Satanic holiday). Finally, it was set up in Dubai, UAE, on February 12-14, 2017, which happened to coincide with the World Governments Summit. From there, it went to Florence, Italy, March 27 – April 27, 2017, which coincided with the first ever G7 Cultural Summit. The culture ministers from US, Germany, Japan, France, UK, Italy, and Canada were in attendance.
The Arch of Baal was recently displayed on the National Mall, in Washington DC, September 26-29, 2018, which once again corresponded to the UN General Assembly. From there, according to Breaking Israeli News, it’s supposed to be set up for one month, starting October 17, 2018, next to the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is in the Hague, Netherlands.
Therefore, the Arch of Baal has been set up during a major Satanic holiday and at least 4 world summits.
Satanic Arch… 666… It sounds made up, but it isn’t. It’s just the kind of thing you’d expect in these “latter times.”
You’d mostly expect that Jesus could return at any moment.
Jesus promised He’d return to rapture His church – which entails the resurrection of the dead in Christ of the Church Age, then the translation from earth to Heaven of all living believers.
It is presented in the Bible as an imminent (any-moment) event.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, get ready, stay ready, and keep looking up. Ready or not, Jesus is coming!