Many people are speculating on what the near future holds. Many feel as if there are events hitherto unknown happening to humankind at* unprecedented
The banking crisis, the real estate crisis, the global financial crisis, natural disasters, man-made disasters, threats of wars, hate crimes, increase
of demonic activity of all forms (even if people refuse to believe that the demonic events making the news are not demonic because of a lack of belief
in the supernatural), etc. etc.
Now I realize that this board is mainly made up of people who are into esoteric and occult philosophies and ways of life. I’ve been around enough
to notice this about the people on AboveTopSecret. So this post will probably receive little if any acceptance among its members. But if one person
is able to pay attention to the following then it is worth it.
Are we really living in special times? The end times? What does the near future hold? This is a prophetic look at the future using the Bible as a
guide. Yes, the writer of this realizes that many of you scoff at the Bible and its unfailing predictions, and its accurate history. You may be on
your way as what is to be revealed certainly will not appease to you.
To those who still love truth and are keen to know what is really going to happen read on. This is a matter of life and death. And no that is not a
joke, nor is it a delusion. The others, the scoffers, will realize, perhaps, too late. It is inevitable. The knowledge is available, but who will
First off, while this topic will not deal directly with why we can be sure that Bible is reliable there is convincing evidence, including scientific
evidence of its truth (such as the Bible stating that the earth is spherical and hangs upon nothing many thousands of years before that was an
established scientific fact), archeological, and historical proofs.
In it Jesus and Paul both state specific prophecies when combined that show what the condition of the world be in and what the predominate mental bent
of mankind would be.
Matthew 24 gives us this composite sign in verses 4-14. Briefly Jesus stated that all of these things would be happening at the same time (on
unprecedented scales) so as to let us know that we are in the last days: False Messiahs, Reports of wars, nation rising against nation (literally
ethnic group vs. ethic group) and kingdom against kingdom, food shortages, earthquakes, true Christians being delivered up to be persecuted and
killed, being objects of hatred by all mankind, false prophets arising, a cooling of the love of people because of an increase of lawlessness, and a
special preaching of the good news as a witness in all the earth, then the end comes.
After Matthew 24:14 Jesus tells us future events that will come when all of the above is fulfilled. We are living in the fulfillment of this prophecy
today, we ARE in the LAST DAYS of wicked mankind. It would obviously then behoove us to see what Jesus has to say about what is shortly to take
Briefly before doing so let us go to Paul’s prophecy concerning the last days. It is a prophecy concerning the mental bent and moral condition of
humanity as a whole. Now the holy scriptures of truth and healthful teaching reveal to us that Satan the Devil has ruled mankind from the invisible
spirit world along with powerful demonic fallen angels. His mental attitude permeates society and influences it. In fact the predominate mental bent
of Satan, of rebellion, of hatred of God, of hatred, egotism is everywhere, we can see it exuding among many, even on this very website:
(Ephesians 2:2) . . .in which YOU at one time walked according to the system of things of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the
air, the spirit that now operates in the sons of disobedience.
Many fail to realize the condition they are in because they have been blinded, and that is understandable. But to show what types of attitudes would
dominate the last days we read Paul’s prophecy:
(2 Timothy 3:1-6) But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers
of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement,
slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than
lovers of God, 5 having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.
Pretty straightforward., this is the predominate attitude among mankind today, and it is of no surprise that the majority of this website as well fall
into the categories above, and even of the following:
(2 Peter 3:3, 4) . . .For YOU know this first, that in the last days there will come ridiculers with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own
desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep [in death], all things are continuing
exactly as from creation’s beginning.”
Yes many are asleep spiritually and are actually ridiculers of truth. Even many who THINK they know the truth are sadly mislead. For example many
supposed Christians teach that the literal earth and universe will soon be destroyed. Yet this prophecy clearly tells us that in Bible prophecy the
words “heavens” and “earth” need not be taken literally, rather they have to do with governmental authorizes over mankind, and mankind
(2 Peter 3:5, 6) 5 For, according to their wish, this fact escapes their notice, that there were heavens from of old and an earth standing compactly
out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and by those [means] the world of that time suffered destruction when it was deluged with
But this is a digression best left for another time. It does however reveal the mistaken attitude of both the ridiculers, and so-called Christians
who publish false information about Biblical truth. The end of the “heavens’ and “earth” in our times will be the same as in the days of
Noah. Obviously the literal heavens and earth were not done away with then, but wicked human society was. See, their own Bibles teach them this, but
they do not grasp or understand the truth:
(2 Peter 3:7) . . .But by the same word the heavens and the earth that are now are stored up for fire and are being reserved to the day of judgment
and of destruction of the ungodly men.
It is true that the words prophesied by Jesus in Matthew 24 had an initial and partial fulfillment in the first century, and concerned the Jewish
system of things and the temple in Jerusalem. But they obviously had a much greater import and fulfillment in our time. So to understand this
prophecy it is good to look at the first-century parallels and see how exactly it was fulfilled then and see how it will unfold in our time.
But before we go back to Jesus’ prophecy at Matthew 24 though, it is good to look at a crucial prophecy that Paul made concerning what will trigger
future events. This future event will alert all true Christians that finally the end has arrived, and the great tribulation about which Jesus
prophesied will directly follow,
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