reply to post by AmerikanDekline
Undeniable proof that we are reaching the end times:
*Revelation 9:16 "And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them."
An army of that size had never existed until China's army reached that number in the 1960's.
* Zephaniah 3:9 "For then I will return to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one
Prior to the restoration of Israel in 1948, Hebrew was a dead language. Now Hebrew is spoken throughout Israel.
((But, while scholars and theologians maintained a reading fluency of Hebrew, it ceased to be anyone's native language. Jews in exile adopted Gentile
languages, or created regional dialects such as Yiddish and Ladino. Reading knowledge of Hebrew answered Jews' needs, therefore it ceased to change
and foster new words and idioms. This is the linguistic definition of death. Hebrew joined Latin and Sanskrit as egghead-speak, a historical artifact
heard mainly in ritual repetitions, understood by a select few, seldom used to communicate between individuals.
In 1948, Modern Hebrew became, not an official language, but THE official language, of Israel. Yiddish and German, contenders for some measure of
recognition, were tossed out completely. To fully appreciate the impact of this decision, note that language-reanimation requires near-universal
agreement on emotional issues, including:
oStandardised and updated grammar, including elimination of cumbersome syntax.
oStandard pronunciation, in the face of participants' "foreign" accents.
oUse of the target language in all contexts formal and informal, in spite of the fact that virtually all participants are fluent in another. This
issue, more than any other, kills most revival movements.
Similar squabbles have crippled attempts to revive other languages, such as Cornish and Cadien French. Yet the Israelis established and promulgated a
single, Modern Hebrew, which resembles the biblical version about as closely as contemporary English resembles Shakespeare.
Most astonishing of all, Israel's founders abandoned their native languages practically overnight. Hebrew is once again the native tongue of most
Jewish Israelis. (Some Orthodox Israelis continue to speak Yiddish, arguing that only the Messiah has the right to restore Hebrew.) A Hebrew Academy
oversees the language, which has spawned an impressive body of literature. Israeli universities teach in Hebrew. There are Hebrew sitcoms and comic
strips. Doctors, truck drivers, rappers, and street thugs speak Hebrew. Amid the roar, the critics' silence booms like thunder.
*Numbers 19:2-7 "This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an
unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed. "You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be
brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence. Next Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and sprinkle some
of its blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times. "Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its
blood, with its refuse, shall be burned. "The priest shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but
the priest shall be unclean until evening."
*Daniel 12:4 "But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will
Speaks for itself. Just about 100 years ago, traveling from NYC to LA was the trip of a lifetime, much less from, say Russia to the US, Now it is
done in a few hours. Knowledge has increased at an exponential rate
99We're all striving to keep up with the quantum leaps being made in all areas of knowledge. It's estimated that medical knowledge, for example,
doubles every seven years, and scientific knowledge doubles every twenty years. The total written knowledge in the world is said to have doubled
between 1450 and 1750, and then to have doubled again between 1750 and 1900. Between 1900 and 1950, human knowledge doubled once more, and then again
from 1950 to 1975. Now, it is believed to double every 900 days. By the year 2020, global knowledge is predicted to double every 72 days!
*Revelation 13:16-17 "And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves to be given a mark on
their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of
the beast or the number of his name."
This was not fully possible until the last hundred years or so.
*Revelation 11:3, 7-10 "And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophecy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in
sackcloth. When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill
them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead
bodies to be laid in a tomb. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will send gifts to one another, because
these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth."
Television and the 24-hour news networks make it possible for people around the world to see the dead prophets and rejoice at their deaths.