In this post: Jesus’ prophecies and current world events, videos, articles, and why in the world I’ve started talking about the rapture.
*There’s a lot of material here. I hope you bookmark this post and come back to it often. I encourage you to take your time. Not all of my rapture posts are this long, but I want everyone to have a major reference for the big points.
Hello, dear ones! I’ve got several links and vids with sermons and world news that show Jesus’ prophecies are happening. If you’re aware of the world around you, you may be wondering what is happening! The world is going crazy. The weather around the globe just this Summer is enough to scare people. The violence, wars, rumor of wars and moral collapse have increased dramatically. If you don’t know the promise of Jesus, you may be freaking out. Jesus told us these things would happen in the last days. He also tells us that good wins and Jesus destroys evil forever. (Check out the last couple of chapters of Revelation to read about that).
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Why am I posting so much about the rapture? Well, it’s definitely not to be popular. My inspirational posts get the least amount of views compared to my craft and party posts. I’ve studied Bible prophecy (particularly Revelation) for over 20 years. Even before I became a believer at age 13, I was reading Revelation. My Dad kept up with world events and I remember watching videos and reading books about the rapture. Although I believed, it still all felt far fetched. The talk of a new world order and just most things seemed too wild to be true.
Well, these past two years…especially 2017 have caused my jaw to drop. Things that seemed impossible are now headlines in the news! Every day I feel like I’m living in some crazy apocalyptic movie. I feel this way from watching the news…I don’t care about the conspiracies and weird stuff like Mayan calendars. I’m watching Jesus’ prophecies happen on the news….straight from the pages of scripture to the screen. If my Dad were alive he’d call me every day with something new.
Am I digging a bomb shelter? Am I scared? No, because I know my Blessed Hope, the Lord Jesus, is returning soon for His believers and He’s going to destroy evil. All of this was prophesied. Whether I die or I’m raptured, I will be with Jesus and that gives me peace. I have a Love to live and die for. How about you? I sure hope you know Jesus. I’m writing this blog post because I love you and I want you to know what’s happening. You don’t have to be scared if you know Jesus. If you don’t know HIm, you can meet HIm now. Here’s a post about how to be saved and also my testimony.
So let’s look at what Jesus prophesied will happen before the “Final Countdown”.
“6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;” Matthew 24:6-7 AMP
I’m here to tell you, “Don’t worry. God is in control!” Jesus prophesied these things must happen before the end. Listen to what He says in Matthew 24: 8 AMP
I’m going to share the rest of the specific verses but I want us to ponder verse 8 and Jesus’ use of “birth pains”. The signs Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24: war, crazy weather, and immorality have always been but never on the massive scale we see today. All of the signs are ramping up and converging. 2017 has set records. Moms, like me, know that contractions can go on for weeks before the birth of a baby…but as the contractions speed up and become more frequent…closer together…real labor is going to happen any day. Mom may not know the exact time the baby will arrive but delivery is imminent. These signs Jesus talked about are like contractions and He is coming back soon! We can not know the exact time but we are to be aware of the signs of His return.
It’s like things are speeding up. I’m looking up to our hope, Jesus Christ. He’s going to set this world right. Mankind made this mess by rebelling against God. We can’t fix it. Don’t be deceived…only God can redeem us.
Asia is being bombarded by floods. They need prayer…well, the whole world does. It seems every continent is dealing with catastrophic weather this Summer…fires, floods, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and on a large scale. This is causing crops to die. Animals are dying. These things were prophesied by Jesus thousands of years ago!
The recent terrorist attacks on the Temple Mount and Israel closing it for two days, has sparked anger in the Muslim community there. The Palestinian leader has called for a “day of rage”…violent protests are happening.
Meanwhile, the stage is set for the Ezekial 38 war and the fall of Damascus.
For those still doubting:
Here’s an interesting article about drones and the book of Revelation.
More world news. I like to show different videos to fill in gaps.
I want to show this clip because the Pope has been saying some crazy things. Many believe he will be the false prophet and bring about the one world religion. While believers are to love unbelievers, we are not to accept their teachings. We are to warn against false teaching. People’s souls are at stake. True love tells the truth…even when it hurts.
Cashless society coming soon…
Where is the concept of the Rapture mentioned in the Bible? Is the Pre-trib Rapture Biblical or a new fad? Is Jesus really coming? Indeed He is. The video below of one of my professors at Liberty addresses all of this.
An article about church history and the pre-trib rapture
A reminder of 2 Peter 3:3-4 KJV
” 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
“9 Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
10 And then many will be offended and repelled and will [e]begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.
11 And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error.
12 And the love of [f]the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity,” Matthew 24:9-12 AMP
End time apostasy
Christian persecution is awful. If you are in a place where you can worship Jesus freely, Praise Him because that is rare in this world. Our brothers and sisters in Christ are being slaughtered all over! Once again…it’s easy to ignore when it’s not happening to us personally. We need to support our Christian family and be aware of what we may face someday. You can learn about persecution for free by subscribing to Voice of the Martyrs (link below). You can learn how to pray for, donate to, and write letters to persecuted saints.
The rapid decline of morals
We truly live in weird days…like the days of Noah
Womb transplants for men…wow
A great article for Christians caught in the middle of the homosexual issues. How do we love people if their lives conflict with God’s teachings? Does love mean affirming sinful behavior? This tugs at my heart, as I’ve had to lovingly disagree with homosexual friends throughout my life…people that were very close to me. It is very possible to love someone and disagree with their actions. Thankfully I was respected and no one labeled me homophobic or hateful.
Anywho, I hope to do a post on why God made the different genders and why marriage was His first human institution. But back to the topic of end times…
Technology’s role in end times
Sex robots about to be on the market…disgusting.
Robot rights? Anyone else feel like we’re lost in some weird Star Trek episode? Weirder every day…
So I’ve been at this for hours and I could post so much more. Most of these articles are recent. Seriously, there’s something wild happening each day. Christ could return at any time. Believers need to share the gospel and not waste time. We have a job to do. It’s not easy speaking the hard truth but it is the most loving thing we can do for unbelieving family and friends. We may be mocked. Noah was mocked before the flood came. Jesus was mocked and He’s God.
Here’s an encouraging music video by Casting Crowns to remind you of how amazing God is.
My favorite part says,
“Holy quiet grips the night
The morning of the last sunrise
Broken slumber, blinding light
Nations tremble at the sight
The Son of Man just split the sky
Every saint and every scoffer
Every king and every pauper
At the name of Jesus, all fall face down
From holy ground we’ll rise
To meet the Bridegroom in the sky
From Earth to Heaven reigns the Son
Last Fall, I had a dream that set me on the path of digging deeper into scripture. I was having a normal “pizza” dream when all of a sudden my dream was interrupted by Jesus standing in the woods and calling me to “come”. I forgot whatever strange quest I was on in my pizza dream and time slowed down as I ran to Jesus and embraced HIm. Then I woke up. I’ve always been a dreamer and I know the Lord has influenced my life through dreams. Still, I am very cautious about them and I rarely publicize these things. I tell you this, not so you will build your faith on my dream. No, I urge you to test all things and let scripture guide you. I simply share this to encourage you.
At the time of the dream, I felt called to go back to Bible college and God opened the door for me to go to Liberty. I’m taking school slower now because of burn out. Still, I’ve gotten stronger in my faith. I’ve also felt strongly that I will see the Lord soon. Maybe this year…maybe in five years. I’m not a prophet. I can’t know for sure…but I’ll be very surprised if the world drags on like this for twenty years. The Jesus dream encouraged me…whether it was Heaven sent or of my own mind. It was a reminder that one day I will be with my Lord and all else (like the pizza dream) will fade away. The cares of this world will seem like trivial junk. I won’t care about them anymore. My whole focus will shift to my Lord and there will be ultimate peace and love. I can hardly wait. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
God bless you and remember the High King lives! And He’s returning soon! ~Amber Dover