People ask me, “Do you believe the prophetic time clock has paused with the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit?”

My answer: Absolutely not.

We are not on pause. If anything, we are now going on prophetic fast forward. Eschatological end time stage-setting is moving forward now at almost break-neck speed.

All the conditions, markers, warnings, indicators and clues we would expect in the final hours before Christ’s coming are now all in active motion. Just five years ago, I couldn’t have said that. Today I can because according to the writings of the ancient biblical prophets, the stage now is almost completely set.

The actors are lined up just waiting for the action call so they can follow their script. God’s people and Satan’s pawns both know the day is approaching and a shaking is coming.

I don’t want to be a reckless or rash speculator, but I do long to be a discerner of the times.

Luke 12:56
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

The signs are right under our noses, and Jesus himself said only hypocrites can’t see them.

Today’s geophysical signs

Mark 13:8
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.

There have always been earthquakes, but Jesus was talking about sorrows—translated birth pangs. When they become more frequent, intense, and unprecedented, you’ll know that the day is close.

The prophet Joel warned the elders of his time that when things begin to happen in an unprecedented manner, judgment is about to arrive unless there is repentance and turning back to God. He said, “Has anything like this happened in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?” He told them to wake up and realize something is about to happen. He encouraged them to gather in fasting and prayer—no more business as usual.

Let’s look at the statistics:

  • From 1863 to 1900, there were 12 earthquakes of 6.99 magnitude or more.
  • From 1901 to 1938, there were 53 earthquakes of 6.99 magnitude or more.
  • From 1939 to 1976, there were 71 earthquakes of 6.99 magnitude or more.
  • From 1977 to 2014, there were 164 earthquakes of 6.99 magnitude or more.

That’s a 230% increase in earthquakes over the previous 38 year period.

Consider Volcanoes

  • Business Insider ran an article: “16 potentially deadly volcanoes that could erupt any minute”
  • WebEcoist: “12 Volatile Volcanoes That Are Ready to Blow” (Three of which are in the United States)
  • Great Britain’s Telegraph featured an article by Hugh Morris: “Iceland’s ‘Gateway to Hell volcano ready to blow at any moment’”

The History Channel has done a better job of warning the world than many preachers have done. Although they don’t approach eschatology primarily from a biblical perspective, they do a great job of evaluating the possibilities of global calamities scientifically.

The write-up for one edition of “How the World Will End,” said, “For the first time in human history, a volcanic hyper eruption could blow through the surface of the Earth. Explosive shock waves would tear apart buildings, molten rock would slam into cities, and a deafening sound would circle the globe.”

Sounds like the time of the Great Tribulation Jesus spoke of.

Matthew 24:21
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Jesus went on to say in the same chapter “…the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”  This sounds like a by-product of many volcanoes blowing in unison.

Geo-political Signs

Another end time marker that’s coming into focus is the so-called “two-state solution.”  It’s the news almost daily.

Israel and Palestine side by side. Since 1947, the Palestinians have turned down every attempt at a two-state solution. I’m not talking about the Christian Palestinians, but the Muslim population. Why do they reject everything offered to them? It’s simple, and they’ve stated it clearly: they want Israel to no longer exist, and they don’t just want a portion—they want everything.

Interestingly enough, the ancient biblical prophets tell us the very thing that will precipitate the beginning of World War 3: the parting or dividing of the land of Israel.

Parting the Land of Israel is the trigger that launches the first phase of Armageddon (Joel 3:1-2 and Daniel 11:39).

It’s so clear. The day of the Lord is quickly approaching!

In fact when Jesus said, Behold I come quickly, the word “quickly” in the Greek is tachos, where we get our English word tachometer. Jesus was saying that things are going to rev up just before he returns.

If you’re a committed believer and follower of Jesus Christ, look up, lift up your head, for your deliverance draws near. If you’ve never made your peace with Jesus, call on Him now. Ask him to forgive your sins, believing he died on the cross for you and rose from the dead. He’ll make you ready for heaven and a meeting in the air.

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