Signs Of The Rapture

We do not know the day nor the hour when Jesus will return for His Church, that is, when the Rapture will happen. If you have not read my previous blogs, click here to read the first one and click here to read the second one on this subject. However, we can know the season in which He is coming. The signs are all around us.

The First Sign

The first sign is that Israel has again become a nation. Listen to Jeremiah 16:15 “As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them. For I will restore them to the land I gave their forefathers.” (NIV)

It all started in 1917 when a treaty was signed to allow the Jews to finally occupy Palestine again. Many Jews began leaving Russia (land of the north), at that time. However, it wasn’t until the early 1970’s that the mass exodus began, when over 130,000 migrated from Russia to Israel.

Since that time, multitudes have migrated from all over the world to Israel. This has fulfilled the prophecy in Jer. 16:15.

Israel Will Become A Garden

In Isa. 35:1-7, there is a prophecy concerning Israel that where they live will change from a desert to a garden. Isaiah 35:1 “The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus.” (NIV)

All we hear about in the news is about the water shortage in Israel. We hear very little about the desert that is blossoming once again. They are growing fruit, flower gardens and vegetables where none could grow before. Israel is even exporting fruit from land that could never grow it before. This is certainly prophecy fulfilled.

Modern Technology Makes Prophecy Possible

But there are other prophecies that could never have been fulfilled until our modern technology has allowed it.

When the 2 witnesses in Israel are killed Rev. 11:9 it says: “For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial” (NIV). Up until now that was impossible. But with Satellite Television, the whole world can see instantly what happens in any part of the world.

Mark Of The Beast

What the Mark of the Beast is has been debated for a long time. Rev. 13:17 says: No one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.” (NIV) For many years it was believed that this is simply a tattoo. But tattoos can be faked. And it would give no real control over who could buy and who could sell.

However, modern technology has come to the rescue. We have now developed microchips that can be implanted under a person’s skin that can hold all kinds of information. It is called an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device). But why would anyone want to plant anything like this under their skin?

People will accept them because they are convenient and provide safety for them and their loved ones. Just think, you don’t have to carry credit cards any more and no one can steal them from you or steal your identity. It is implanted in you. If you implant them in your children, they can be tracked if they are kidnapped or lost.

The problem is that all one has to do is to change a bit in the main computer that refers to you and you would have no credit any more. You could neither buy nor sell.

The False Prophet

In Revelation 16, 19 and 20, the Bible talks about a False Prophet that will lead a new world religion that will deceive the world into worshiping the image of the Anti-Christ. How can this happen. Well, it is already beginning to happen.

In June of 1995, an Interfaith Summit Conference was held in San Francisco for the purpose of “uniting the world’s religions into a global organization.” The United Religions Organization will be an international, inter-religious organization modeled after and affiliated with the United Nations.

If you want to see what is happening in this area, click here and you can read how this is being put together. It is now being formed to bring peace and prosperity to the world. Even Evangelical Christians are a part of this because they, too, want to bring peace and prosperity to the world. But think what can happen when all born-again Christians are raptured from the world and they are free to turn it into a one world religion. It will be very simple.

The Gospel Is Preached In The Whole World

Jesus said in Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (NIV)  This has already happened. It does not say that everyone will hear the Gospel, but that it will be preached throughout the whole world. Satellite TV has made this a reality. There is no place in the world that the Gospel cannot be heard. It is being broadcast to every corner of the world right now.

Jesus Is Coming Soon

I could go on and one, but I won’t. Rest assured that everything is in place for the return of Jesus to the earth. The Rapture is possible right now. Remember, when Jesus was giving His dissertation on what will happen just before He comes again, He said: “I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.” Matthew 24:34 (NIV) We are that generation.

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