In these later days of God’s dispensation of time, many Biblical prophecies are falling into place at the same time. Israel became a nation in 1948 (Jeremiah 30:1-31:40; Isaiah 11:12). The revised Roman Empire, which scholars believe is the European Union, started that same year (Daniel 2: 41:42).
Religious leaders also launched The World Council of Churches around this same year. Natural disasters increase every year (Matthew 24:7; Luke 21:25). Russia made a pact with the Middle East and will eventually come against Israel (Ezekiel 38-39).
Technology can broadcast around the world and everyone can see events simultaneously, no matter where they live (Revelation 11:9). A one world government and currency is talked about in order to unite the world (Revelation 13:2-7).
God is lining up everything to set the stage for His end time events. His prophetic Words are fulfilled more and more rapidly in these last days, and our newspapers chronicle these events as they happen.
The Anti-Christ – Satan incarnate as a man – is the first to arrive on the scene as one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelations 6:2). The Anti-Christ will make peace with the Middle East, which no Politician has ever been able to do.
Also, he will give the Jews permission to build their temple, which will take 3 ½ years, even though everything is already pre-fabricated and ready to put into place. At that time, the Anti-Christ will kick the Jews out, make the temple his palace and declare himself God. He will rule with deception and cunning.
Father God, we all experience tribulation in our lives every day; however, Your Word declares that these are just “the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8). Jesus describes Your plan for the Great Tribulation period as suffering such as has not been seen since the beginning of the world until this time, nor shall it ever be after this period (Matthew 24:21).
You did not plan the Great Tribulation Period for the purpose of torturing people, but for these three reasons: (1.) To judge the ungodly nations; (2.) To put an end to Satan and his demons; (3.) To save Israel. Thank You for not pouring out Your wrath on Your Saints (1 Thessalonians 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9). You will remove us before the anti-Christ is ever revealed.
Thought for the Day:
The Lord always delivers His people from His wrath and reserves the punishment of the unjust until the Day of Judgment. – 2 Peter 2:9