Are We Living In The Last Days?

Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - Public DomainCould it be possible that we are living in the period of time that the Bible refers to as “the last days”? And if so, what does that mean for our future? As we approach the final months of 2015, it seems like more people are talking about apocalyptic scenarios than ever before. The mainstream media is doing articles on “end of the world fears“, and it is being reported that 41 percent of all Americans believe that “we are living in what the Bible calls the last days.” For those that believe, the signs are everywhere – geopolitical instability, moral decay, steadily increasing numbers of natural disasters and a global financial system that could fall apart at any moment. Others mock the idea that we could be living in “the last days”, and many of them point to the amazing technological progress that humanity is making and the unprecedented prosperity that we have been enjoying in recent times. If things are actually “getting better”, they argue, then how could we possibly be living in the end times described in the Bible? And of course atheists are convinced that God doesn’t exist at all, and that all of this apocalyptic talk is just a bunch of religious nonsense. So what is the truth?

This is a very controversial area of discussion, and I certainly recognize that there are a wide variety of opinions on this. I am going to share with you what I think, and you can take it for what you think that it is worth. Personally, I always like to start with certain preconditions that had to have been met before the last days as described in the Bible could begin.

In particular, the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948 was an extremely significant event. The events described in the book of Revelation and elsewhere in the Bible regarding the last days assume that the nation of Israel exists and that it controls the city of Jerusalem. Well, when the book of Revelation was written the nation of Israel had already ceased to exist.

In 70 AD, the Romans absolutely flattened the city of Jerusalem and dispersed the Jewish people. For almost two thousand years, the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem were controlled by foreign powers. But then that all changed in 1948.

Never before in human history had a nation that had been wiped off the face of the map for nearly two thousand years come back into existence. But in 1948 it happened just like the Bible said that it would. And then in 1967 the Jewish people recaptured the city of Jerusalem just like the Bible said that they would.

But that does not necessarily mean that we are in “the last days”. Even though certain preconditions have been met, the return of Jesus Christ could still potentially be a way off.

In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus describes some other things that we should look for just prior to His return…

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Certainly so much of that is now coming to pass, and on my website I regularly write about the increase in natural disasters that we have already seen in recent years and about the great natural disasters that are coming.

But in this article I want to focus on the phrase “iniquity shall abound”.

For decades, the United States and much of the rest of the world has been in moral decline. For this country in particular, I would refer you to an article that I did entitled “100 Facts About The Moral Collapse Of America That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe“. Our nation has become a cesspool of wickedness, filth and corruption, and it is getting worse with each passing day.

It has been said that if God does not judge the United States that He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. Prominent Christian ministers all over America believe that we stand right at the precipice of major judgment, and this includes Billy Graham’s own son

Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, says the “defining moment” for America and humanity has arrived.

As a nation we have arrogantly turned our back on God, and I believe God’s judgment will come against our country,” Graham says.

I agree with Franklin Graham.

In fact, I believe that America is being shown exactly why judgment is coming.

For example, I believe that all of these undercover Planned Parenthood videos have come out at this specific time so that the entire nation can be confronted with our nightmarish crimes against humanity.

Virtually everyone in America now knows that Planned Parenthood viciously murders babies, harvests their body parts, and sells them off to the highest bidder.

And the U.S. government is funding this.

So where is the outcry?

Where is the national repentance?

There should be Nuremburg-style trials for what is going on, and yet the silence is deafening!

The sad truth is that we can’t even get Planned Parenthood defunded, and some of our politicians actually intend to go after the organization that made the undercover videos exposing these practices.

Today, most churches and most Christians don’t even want to utter the word “abortion” because it might “offend” someone. Plus, many Christians are so busy ripping each other to pieces that they don’t even have time to address the things that really matter.

For decades, God has been pleading with America to repent, but there has been no repentance.

So now God is going to have to use judgment to try to wake us up. And we should be very thankful for this, because I believe that without the shaking that is coming there would be no repentance at all.

God could have set a day for the return of His Son that had no warnings whatsoever. But because shaking after shaking is coming, there will be opportunity after opportunity for all of us to turn back to God, and that is what He ultimately wants.

The God of the Bible has laid out His plan in advance, and it is there for everyone to see. One scholar has discovered that there are at least 1,800 references to the return of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures

In The End, Bible prophecy scholar Dr. Mark Hitchcock wrote there are more than 1,800 references to the Second Coming in the Bible and for every prophecy about Christ’s first coming there are eight regarding His Second Coming. People are exhorted more than 50 times to be ready for Christ’s return. In light of present world conditions, we need to not only prepare for Jesus’ return, but to tell others about it too. Their eternal destinies are at stake.

Ultimately, all of us get to choose what we will believe, and most people end up believing exactly what they want to believe.

But for those that are truly seeking, the truth is not hard to find.

Yes, I believe that we are living in the last days just before the return of Jesus Christ as described in the Bible.

So what do you think?

Please feel free to share your perspective by posting a comment below…

(Originally published on End of the American Dream)

6 thoughts on “Are We Living In The Last Days?”

  1. This is a really good read, Michael. Here recently in my life, I’ve come to understand that judgment from God isn’t strictly punishment (He is Just, and must judge sin), but also a way to shake us up and direct us toward repentance.

    I’ll put it this way: If a teenager goes about shoplifting and never gets caught, what kind of remorse is he going to feel? He’ll, in all likelihood, continue to do it, again and again, until something gives.

    Would it be better off if he gets caught as a teenager, and faces a minor charge and fine? Or when he’s a young adult, and gets placed in federal prison for larceny? …or if he gets shot to death during an armed robbery?

    Judgment is a call to repentance.

  2. These are the last days of the world as we know it.
    A major transformation is on the cards.
    Google judgmenttimetv for details.

    The faithful witness
    This comment should not be ‘moderated’ (censored)

  3. “People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the
    basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” ― Blaise Pascal,
    De l’art de persuader

  4. I don’t know nor does anyone know when Jesus will return. I firmly believe though that OUR nation – the United States of America was founded with His blessing and we have fallen so short of his expectations of us. Two items come to mind that must have absolutely displeased, if not angered, God. One is the legalization of abortions and the other is the legalization of same sex marriages – both abominations to God. To paraphrase Rabbi Jonathan Cahn – “there is a great shaking coming to America”. I believe there is. Will we heed it or dismiss it?

  5. Ten years ago I would have said that the end times still lay before us and that we were not entering those times yet. I think we have now entered a time of transition … like entering and walking through a shadowy narrow canyon that is a passage between one side of the mountains and the other. It’s not an instant door, but it won’t take long either. I think the passage began with the start of the Great Recession. At that point, nations began to take enormous debts upon themselves. I think that debt is piling up quickly to a point of global economic collapse. God has used this time to allow the crisis for banks to shift and become a crisis for nations so that entire nations will collapse economically. That will cause the leaders of all nations to look for a very big solution, and the right solution for a global problem will appear to be a global solution.

    We are addicted to globalism and always tend to think bigger is better. Even when we had failing banks that were too big to fail, our answer was to make them even bigger by FORCING one bank to swallow another. Those banks are now bigger than ever. We have also become globally connected through the internet to do commerce across borders on a regular basis. As a result, there is now high demand for electronic currency and global currency.

    At this very same time, central banks have found they need (or believe they need) to go to negative interest rates where they charge your account interest (rather than PAY your account interest) for keeping money in the bank. This is to press people to spend money, rather than hoard it. However, central banks cannot employ negative interest very effectively because people will simply withdraw all of their money as cash and keep it under the mattress if they know the bank is going to charge them a money storage fee. So, for central banks to gain this power, they need for their societies to become cashless so that the ONLY money that exists is in banks. There is no cash alternative.

    Several nations have already decided to become cashless societies ( http://thegreatrecession.info/blog/tag/cashless-society/ ). It’s natural, then, that nations will turn to electronic money that easily moves across borders without exchange rates when they seek to solve the sovereign-debt crisis that is about to explode. A global cashless system will emerge out of the present crisis, and it is as we embrace that system that we enter the end times. So, this time of rapidly mounting economic troubles around the globe is a transition into that time of much tighter, Orwellian control over individuals.

    –David Haggith

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