The only way to make sense of what is happening around the world today is to know what is going to happen tomorrow.God has seen fit to tell us a great many things about the future.There are hundreds of yet-to-be fulfilled prophecies in the Bible.
We reserve a few minutes Sunday morning to suggest news, or trends, that seem to be predicted by a literal, futurist reading of the Bible.
- To avoid sensationalism, we are careful to use recognized, reliable sources for news.
- We’re not saying the things we report are the fulfillment of prophecy.We’re saying that they are the things you’d expect to be happening.
A Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem will play a critical role in the Time of Jacob’s Trouble we commonly call the Great Tribulation. Both Daniel and Jesus reference it. When there is news about rebuilding it, or reinstating sacrifices, it is what you expect from unfulfilled Bible prophecy.
A recent news article was titled, Red Heifers Arrive In Israel From Texas In Anticipation Of Third Temple Service.
The Temple Institute and Boneh Israel made a huge step towards reinstating the Temple service when five red heifers landed at Ben Gurion International Airport.
The red heifer was the main component in the Biblically mandated process of ritual purification for impurity that results from proximity or contact with a dead body. Because the elements needed for this ceremony have been lacking since the destruction of the Second Temple, all Jews today are considered ritually impure, thereby preventing the return of the Temple service.
The cows were between 5-8 months old. To be suitable for the red heifer ceremony, the cow must be two years and one day old so these heifers will be raised in Israel until they reach the proper age.
Have you heard of the Abraham Accords?They are a series of joint normalization statements initially between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, effective since September 15, 2020. Israel is expanding those accords to include the other, mostly, Muslim, nations.
Another article reported, “Israel is negotiating with Mauritania, Indonesia, Somalia and Niger in order to expand the 2020 Abraham Accords normalization agreements. Sources said that Foreign Minister Eli Cohen was working to normalize ties with Mauritania, Somalia, Niger and Indonesia.”
An article in Charisma magazine said the world is currently enduring a conglomeration of events that are all predicted to occur in the Bible, wars and rumors of wars overlap historic droughts and decaying morality within society. Men call evil good and good evil, and have replaced God with false idols. But perhaps the most telling sign of the times is the changing attitude toward Israel. Across the world, Jews are enduring an increase of anti-Semitism, including from countries that were once staunch allies.
This is interesting. The prime minister of Israel came to the defense of Christians in the wake of a proposed law that would send believers to prison merely for sharing Jesus’ message in the Jewish state. “We will not advance any law against the Christian community,” Benjamin Netanyahu announced.
We are witnessing the stage-setting for the seven year Time of Jacob’s Trouble, more commonly called the Great Tribulation.
We will not, however, be on Earth when God is pouring out His wrath.
The resurrection and rapture of the church are imminent.It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it.
Jesus will come, in the clouds, and raise the dead believers of the Church Age.
He will transform the bodies of living believers to glorified, resurrection bodies.
We will join Him in Heaven while the earth endures one final seven-year campaign of severe evangelism.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!