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Jan 12, 2015 This Treasure Hunt is the Biggest Ever

The treasures of the Temple of Israel were hidden millennia ago and it is about to be discovered.

God is timing it prior to the construction of the Tribulation Temple that is going to be desecrated by the Antichrist.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2015/sherryv111-1.htm

Sherry Vance (11 Jan 2015)
To Randy – Another “Piece of the Puzzle”……


Important News!!!!!
I receive news from a website called http://119ministries.com/ and below you will see the press release they released just yesterday.  It is very exciting….basically they are asking people to petition the Israeli government to allow a proper excavation of Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found) because they believe the Copper Scroll (housed in the Shrine of the Book Museum in Jerusalem…which I’ve been to numerous times and have seen the Copper Scroll) is a virtual “treasure map” of where at least two of the prophets and others recorded the secret burying of the Temple Treasures.
If you recall, in Ezekiel 38, it is scripturally stated that Gog & Magog (Russia & Iran) will “come down onto the hills of Jerusalem to take a spoil, to plunder.”  If I asked you what is so valuable that would cause these “hooks in the jaws” to draw them to attack Jerusalem, what would you say?  Probably the same thing I’ve said because I’ve read it >>> i.e., Israel has recently found substantial amounts of natural gas and oil offshore.  But after reading the article below, a lightbulb went off in my head – Russia and Iran will want the Temple Treasures!!!  Why?  Because of the massive amounts of GOLD!!! 
The Copper Scroll records that even the inner walls of the Temple were sheathed in gold….and allowing for that alone, it would be worth over a billion, two hundred million dollars!  And get this >>> it is right NOW -almost half way through the Jewish New Year, and at the beginning of our New Year- that these archeologists believe they have found the treasure map written in the Copper Scroll that recorded where a team of men buried the Temple Treasures to keep them safe. 
Having been to Qumran numerous times and been guided and walked the area (even going down into the Mikvah which the copper scroll speaks of) I am convinced after reading the article below that the exact archeological clues and measurements, etc. are truly about to reveal these treasures!  The timing couldn’t be better >>> we are about 9 months away from a Jubilee Year – the 70th Week – and the imminent rebuilding of the temple.  Can anyone IMAGINE the significance of Israel finding these Temple Treasures THIS YEAR – in time for the rebuilding of the Temple right after Ezekiel 38???  Are the Temple Treasures what entices Gog & Magog to come take a spoil and to plunder???  AND, remember, THIS BATTLE WILL BE THE DECISIVE FACTOR FOR ISRAEL AND GOD COMING BACK TOGETHER IN THEIR OLD COVENANT — IN TIME FOR THE 70th WEEK!  (How much closer, then, is the Resurrection/Rapture?)
Please read the article which I’ve copied below along with the link (above) to the website.  This is important!!!!  It is another step, another “sign”, another piece of the puzzle that is dropping into place to fulfill these last-days!  (Be part of this exciting event by sending a letter petitioning the Israeli government to allow the excavation at Qumran!  You will find the address needed at the end of the article.)
shalom…..Until,
sherry vance~
(Please note that elements of this text requires images that are
provided in the video provided.)
“Unbelievable”, “ridiculous” and “impossible” are but a few terms that
have been thrown at Jim Barfield in the last 8 years before he would
present his research for the first time. But after five minutes into the
full Copper Scroll Project Disclosure even the most rigid skeptic sat up
and listened.
The staff of the Copper Scroll Project realizes that empty claims can
be made by anyone. Claims can indicate that you can “lose five
pounds overnight”, “get rich quick” or say, “an important Biblical
discovery may be imminent.” With that in mind, we will be disclosing a
very small portion of Jim Barfieldʼs research. Releasing just enough to
show the possibility that an important discovery may truly be on the
horizon. This short video is not designed to convince but rather to
show that there is much to be considered in contemplating that
Qumran could very well be where Jeremiah hid the treasures of the
temple.
Five men wrote and buried the Treasures of the Copper Scroll
assisted by 5 teams of workers. Each team buried a designated
amount of Temple Treasures starting with writer number 1 who buried
in 12 locations. This graphic shows the handwriting style and pattern
of Hebrew words from the Copper Scroll…the second writer buried 12, the third 11, the fourth 17 and the fifth buried 5.
An ancient document written in the 1600ʼs called Emek Ha Melek or
“Valley of the King” records the history and gives details about the
scroll. It informs us that the material used to record the information on
was a “Luach Nehoshat”, or “a copper sheet.” Verifying that there was
indeed a record made of the buried treasures and the record was
written on… a copper scroll.
The opening lines of Emek Ha Melek goes on to describe who wrote
the Copper Scroll and describes in more detail the enormity of the
treasures. It states: “These records were written by five righteous
men, Shamar Ha Levi, Hezekiah, Zidkiyah, “Haggai the Prophet and
Zechariah son of Ido the Prophet.”
If the manuscript is correct, it actually names two Biblical prophets as
scribes for the Copper Scroll! So, when we look at a facsimile of it, we
could be looking at the handwriting of the Biblical prophets Haggai and
Zechariah! The possibility that we could be looking at the handwriting
of these two prophets from the Bible on the copper scroll truly excites
us. Itʼs one more element to give plausibility to the validity of the
copper scroll.
Let us now begin showing a small portion of the Copper Scroll Project
research and let you decide if there is plausible evidence for “the
Treasures of the House.” to of actually have been located.
First, next to the Temple Mount, Qumran would become the second
most important place in Israel to those that believe in God and his
Holy Scriptures. Qumran was so important that those that laid out the
floor plan designed the exterior of Qumran and its prominent features
to mirror the Holy City of Jerusalem. Each of the locations named in
the yellow portion of the graphic here are directly from the Copper
Scroll and the image in white is Jerusalem at the time of Jeremiah!
Notice how Qumranʼs major features match Jerusalem amazingly well.
Press Release: Copper Scroll Discloser Dated: 1-3-15
Is it possible that this is a coincidence? Is it possible that the men of
Qumran designed it to look like, and even bare the same names and
functions as the ancient city of Jerusalem? The similarities are
striking. The resemblance and matching is just too close to cast off as
chance.
There are many reasons that lead us to believe that the copper scroll
is talking about Qumran. Consider some of the locations at Qumran
given by the Copper Scroll.
LOCATION 1
“Under the ruins in the Valley of Achor at the steps extending east, 40
cubits long, are silver service vessels weighing seventeen talents.”
In referencing this section, we can easily see Qumran being in the
valley of Achor. Plus, in the ruins of Qumran we find one set of steps
heading east, just as described on the scroll. And, they are exactly 40
cubits long! The red dot on these pictures are quite possibly the most
logical place for the 17 talents of silver vessels to be buried. We know
that 2nd Maccabees tells us that Jeremiah is the one who buried the
wealth of the temple, is it possible that he buried it at Qumran?
Furthermore, Jeremiah Chapter 32:8 tells us that Jeremiah redeemed
family property in the Land of Benjamin as required for the Jubilee
Year and secured the title deed in stone jars. Qumran is in the land of
“Benjamin” and the Dead Sea Scrolls verify the practice of preserving
documents in stone jars. Could Qumran possibly be the site of Temple
Treasures and Jeremiahʼs Title Deed for Benjamite land. Remember,
the Temple Mount was built in the land of Benjamin, not Judah. But we
still see more…
LOCATION 2
“Accommodated in the built mound of the dry (cistern) is gold, in the
(dry) fountain of the great ruined courtyard of the peristyle, in the soft
mire, is hidden polished (gold) in front of the highest opening are nine
hundred talents”
According to the scroll, writer 1 buried gold in the large dry cistern
located in the peristyle in front of the upper opening of the fountain.
The first clue to look for is the courtyard. There are two: one large
courtyard at the highest point of the complex and another dividing the
buildings in the middle of Qumran. Jim chose the largest courtyard at
the fountain coming in from the west.
The next notation, or clue, is the transliterated Greek word
“peristilin” (para- steelin) or Peristyle. If you can read Hebrew letters
you can see that writer 1 wrote the Greek word in Hebrew script on
the right side of the Copper Scroll facsimile as shown. Remember,
Hebrew reads from right to left with no vowels. Interestingly, the word
Peristyle, still used today, means “an enclosed court.” The remains of
the Peristyle in Qumran still incases the fountain and courtyard of
Qumran, exactly as required. Giving further evidence that the copper
scroll could indeed be talking about Qumran.
Although the tall courtyard walls are now all but gone, the outline of
the courtyard and fountain are easily visible in the photo.
If Jim is correct about the location…approximately $1,179,360,000 in
gold for the coming temple rest at this location just below the surface
at Qumran.
LOCATION 3
We have chosen to not detail Location 3 to maintain some level of
security. But, it is the same cave that was used by writer 5 for location
57 so…Location 3 and 57 are the same, “the Buried Cave.” That place
is undoubtedly the most important site of all on the Copper Scroll.
Though we cannot give all the details, we will tell you that Location 3
says that the men of Qumran placed the “Ephod” inside of that cave
as Writer 1 was burying his designated allotment of treasures. What is
the “Ephod?” It is the Breastplate of Righteousness that was worn by
the High Priest on the Day of Atonement! Writer 3 mentions the
“Gleaming Chamber!” which we believe is the Tent of meeting.
Connecting the cave, the Ephod and the tabernacle …to Location 3
and 57.Think for a moment, what could the writer mean by “the Gleaming
Chamber?” Remember, the entire inner walls of both the Temple and
the Tabernacle were completely covered in polished gold
making the chambers like a house of mirrors. With the sevenbranched
Menorah constantly burning and more importantly the glory
of YHWH above the Ark of the Covenant radiating in the most holy
place, the entire inner chamber would be blazing in Godʼs glory!
Location 3 and 57, the possible buried cave, was the location that the
greatest amount of non ferrous metals were found of all the locations
scanned. Are we to believe that all this non ferrous metal, silver and
gold, is there by just coincidence? Or can we at least consider the
plausibility that this really is the location where Jeremiah buried the
treasures of the temple?

Location 4
As an investigator, location 4 is the most profoundly identifiable of all
the Copper Scroll locations. Simply because it has so many distinct
features named in the Copper Scroll. Watch and see just how Qumran
matches the copper scroll to a “T” on this location alone. Again, giving
credence to Qumran being the burial place of the temple treasures.
“At the double entry pool with the entrance by the north edge of the
community six cubits against the white immersion (pool) of oblation
rising from the soil, and goes down into the left and is high above the
soft mire dig three cubits for 40 silver talents”
Like a fingerprint, we can lay the description given in Location 4 on a
certain Mikvah, or baptismal pool, at Qumran and we can see an
amazing match!
Lets go back through the requirements of the description…
One – the pool must have two entries
Two – it has to be at the north end of the Community
Three –the measurement against the pool must be six cubits
Four – the pool must be white
Five – it must be a pool of oblation or a Mikvah
Press Release: Copper Scroll Discloser Dated: 1-3-15
Six – it must rise high above the soil
Seven – when entered one must go down and to the left to Mikvah
Eight – it must be high above the mire, the same mud as the mire
identified in location 2.
Can we find a pool like this at Qumran that matches this detailed
description? Lets look.
Here is probably the most detailed map of Qumran available, drawn to
scale. This map contains all known obstructions and limitations
created by the structures. Mr. Barfield used this map to identify
locations and could tell if a selected spot was capable of providing
enough space for the large amounts of precious metals and gems
named on the scroll.
As we zoom in on the absolute north end of the Community we notice
that there IS indeed a pool, a Mikvah or baptismal that has two entries
and has a sign saying that it is was indeed a Mikvah. Furthermore, this
pool is identified at a later location in the Copper Scroll as the place
where prophets were anointed or a pool of Oblation! But did the sides
meet the required 6 cubits in length? Yes.
The sides of the pool, where the 40 talents of silver are expected to be
buried, are exactly 6 cubits long. As every one can see, although the
poolʼs plaster coating is dirty, the pool was once completely white.
Then, complying with the sixth requirement, the pool is the only
Mikvah at Qumran that extends much higher above the soil than all of
the other pools at Qumran. It is high above the mire or mud of the
water system and it is the exact same mire named in location number
2.
Finally, the most distinctive feature is the entry. To go into this Mikvah,
one must step forward five steps, turn “left” and then enter the main
portion of the pool to submerse as required! This location is where
rabbis, archaeologists and a multitude of others just slap their
foreheads and say. “This is so simple!” There are eight solid matches
at this one location!
Is the Hiding Place of the Ark Location 3 and 57? We have given you
a small, but convincing, amount of evidence that the Copper Scroll is
talking about Qumran as the site of all its treasures. Trust us when we
tell you that the research provides a vast amount of additional
evidence to support our claims.
The numerous and undeniable matches of the site descriptions found
in the Copper Scroll and Qumran are secured. Now we are going to
explain why Jim believes that even the furnishings of the House of
God could be included among the precious artifacts based just on the
words from the copper scroll.
Location 3 says “In the “Red Heap” is the wine vessels of the
gleaming chamber, the ephod and the entire tenth of the tithe of
pouring vessels from the treasury.”
The person burying the artifacts, again very possibly a Biblical
prophet, includes in his narrative the “wine vessels of the gleaming
chamber, a tenth of the pouring vessels from the Treasury and the
“Ephod” the Breastplate of Righteousness. If the High Priest is to
conduct his services to their fullest, he must have the “Ephod” a
powerful indication that the items in that cave are far beyond mere
silver and gold.
Then, in the most important notation of all, location 57, of the Copper
Scroll it says, “In the great hollow entry which involves all the
wealth of the house all the weight is counted in talents. Placed and
hidden in the dry entrance on the north side of the red (heap) that is
buried by the edge is another copy of the record declaring the
scattered words and the trapped wealth, united they are one.”
Second Maccabees says that Jeremiah took the Alter of Incense, the
Table of Showbread, the Tabernacle of Moses and “the Ark of the
Covenant into “a great hollow” and “buried the entrance” just as
Location 57 states. If Jim is correct, the entrance to that cave may be
walled shut. That is why we are so excited that the test results from
Press Release: Copper Scroll Discloser Dated: 1-3-15
the lab at CTL Group came back indicating “man made mortar” at the
suspected cave site.
The description from the scroll matches the location found by Jim
Barfield amazingly well. But the writers did one more fascinating thing;
they buried locations 1,2 and 3 in a perfectly straight line with 3 being
the cave. Then, the last five are buried in a perfectly straight line with
location 57 being, again, the buried cave.
The most telling possibility, however, comes from the words on the
scroll “the wealth of the House”. The words “wealth of the house” is
not the monetary value of the gold but rather referring to the articles of
the temple itself. Are all the furnishing of the House of God, the Ashes
of the Red Heifer and even a Title Deed from Jeremiah in that cave?
The clues keep mounting as Jim and the Copper Scroll Project team
press to get permission to excavate for the most important discovery
in history.
Our videos are not meant to disprove or discredit other researchers
whether they are working on the Copper Scroll or searching for the Ark
of the Covenant elsewhere. We know that many hold closely to the
work of Ron Wyatt. We on the Copper Scroll Project and 119
Ministries greatly respect Mr. Wyattʼs work and his memory. Be
assured, we will rejoice no matter where the Treasures of the House
of God are found.
Our goal in this video is to share the great possibility laid out in Jim
Barfieldʼs research pertaining to the Copper Scroll. We wish we could
share more at this time but as mentioned earlier, this short video was
not designed to convince you but rather to show that there is much to
be considered. There is much in contemplating that Qumran could
really be where Jeremiah hid the treasures of the temple.
Nothing can prove this is the case without actually doing a PROPER
excavation of the site. However, we believe that even with this little
sample of information given, you can see that there really is much to
consider. Not only that the scroll is actually referring to Qumran but
also that Qumran could very well be the place that Jeremiah hid the
temple treasures and the Title Deed to a portion of the land of
Benjamin.
Please join us by contacting the Israeli Government and encourage
them to do a proper excavation of these locations at Qumran. This is
truly the only way to put these findings to the test. Thank you for
watching. Please, donʼt let another moment pass by. Contact the
Israeli government today.
Contact info:
Israeli Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
34 Shivtei Israel St.
P.O.B. 292
Jerusalem 91911
Tel: 972-2-560 2222
Tel: 972-2-560 2330
Fax: 972-2-5602223
E-mail: spiron@knesset.gov.il
Website: http://www.education.gov.il
copper-scroll-project.com TestEverything.net

Nando end

Jan 12, 2015 The Prophetic Bible

The article below by Carl Worline is more than the listing of Bible prophecies that already have been fulfilled, it is a testimony of the control that God has of His creation and proof that there is no other like Him.

Thanks Carl.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2015/carlw111.htm

Carl Worline (11 Jan 2015)
“Fulfilled Prophecies of the Last Days”

Fulfilled Prophecies of the Last Days

By Carl Worline

 

 

Prophecy is history written in advance. Bible prophecies about what is going to happen in the end times were written from 1900 to 3500 years ago. God challenged anyone else to come up with prophecy like that which is found in the Bible. God offers this to us as proof that He is who He says He is. The Old Testament tells us that God gave us prophecy so that the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.

 

Bible prophecy is given to mankind in order to help validate and authenticate the word of God and it is a promise as well as a prediction.

 

Christians who study prophecy and eagerly look forward to the coming of our Lord will earn the Crown of Righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8).   I. for one, really want the privilege of having and wearing that crown.

 

The Bible is absolutely unique. No other religious writings of any kind contain predictive prophecies like the Bible.

  • Not the Islamic Koran or the Hadith.
  • Not the Jewish Tanaka or the Talmud.
  • Not the Hindu Vedas or the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Not Confucianism’s Five Classics or the Analects.
  • Not Taoism’s ao-te-ching, or Zhuangzi, or Daozang.
  • Not the Druze Rasail al-hikmah (Epistles of Wisdom).
  • Not the Shinto Kojiki or the Nihon Shoki.

 

This is the first time in history that all of the prophetic scenarios that the prophets predicted are actually in view. We are being plunged into a period of time about which the Bible says more than about any other period in history, including the time when Jesus walked the shores of Galilee and climbed the mountains of Judea.   Everything is now coming together in the perfect prophetic storm. We are, quite literally, being plunged into the climax of human history.

 

There is prophecy in each and every book of the Bible. The Second Coming is mentioned in 23 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Of the 46 Old Testament prophets, less than 10 speak of Christ’s first coming, but 36 speak of His Second Coming.

Jesus said that He was coming back again 21 times in the New Testament. If Jesus says this we should truly believe Him.

 

The Bible clearly teaches that the understanding of end time prophecy will be progressive in nature. We will understand more of the prophecies as we get closer to the time of their fulfillment. Daniel did not understand the prophecies that had been entrusted to him.   When he complained to the Lord about this the Lord told him to not worry but to write them down as instructed because they were sealed until the end times.

 

As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said “My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?” And He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time (Daniel 12:8-9 NAS).

 

Jeremiah was also told that his prophecies would not be understood until the end times.

 

The anger of the Lord will not turn back until He performed and carried out the purposes of His heart. In the last days you will clearly understand it (Jeremiah 23:3).

 

The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until He has performed and until He has accomplished the intent of His heart. In the latter days you will understand this (Jeremiah 30:24).

 

We are now in the last days of the end times. In order to understand what is happening we have to look at them from two perspectives. One of these perspectives is the prophecies that have been fulfilled with respect to Israel. The other perspective is all of the other fulfilled prophecies that deal with the last days.

 

 

Fulfilled Prophecies of Israel in the Last Days

 

For the first time in history an extinct nation came back into existence.   Israel became a nation once again exactly as God promised (Joel 3:1-2, Amos 9, Jeremiah 31, Ezekiel 36).

 

God restored Israel as a nation in a single day, exactly as promised (Isaiah 66-8).

 

Prior to restoring the nation of Israel the Hebrew language was on the brink of extinction. Once again, just as God promised, the Hebrew language was restored (Zephaniah 3:9).

 

The Bible predicted that during the Jewish Diaspora Israel would become a wasteland (Deuteronomy 29:23-28, Ezekiel 36:8-11, Ezekiel 36:34-36). For nearly 1900 years Israel became a nearly uninhabited, desolate wasteland. Today the land flourishes far beyond any of her surrounding neighbors.

 

The Bible predicted that Israel would blossom in the last days and export produce to the world (Isaiah 27:6, Isaiah 35:1-2, Ezekiel 36:34-36). With God’s blessing Israel’s increased rainfall and irrigation technology have caused the land to blossom.   Israel exports $800 million of produce each year and over $200 million in ornamental plants and flowers.

 

The Bible predicted that Israel would prosper economically (Ezekiel 38:12-13).   Israel exported $42 billion dollars worth of goods in 2006, as compared with her neighbor Jordan, who exported $5 billion dollars worth of goods in the same year. Eighty percent of Europe’s citrus imports come from Israel.

 

The Bible predicted that Jerusalem would be rebuilt in the last days on its old ruins, which is exactly what happened (Jeremiah 30:18, Zechariah 12:6).

 

Ezekiel told us over 2500 years ago that in the last days the Arab people will claim the land of Israel which God gave to the Jews (Ezekiel 35:5, 10; 36:2,5).

 

The Bible says that in the end times Israel will be in possession of Jerusalem. This happened on June 7, 1967 as a result of the Six-Day War (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, Revelation 11:1-2).

 

The Bible predicted that Jerusalem would be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled (Luke 21:24). >From 70 AD until the Six-Day War in 1967, Jerusalem was under Gentile control.

 

The Bible says that in the last days the possession of Jerusalem will be a major source of international conflict (Zechariah 12:3). Zechariah called Jerusalem a burdensome stone and a cup of trembling. Over 2,500 years ago God knew that in the last days Jerusalem’s very existence would cause the world to shudder even though it is a small city with no natural resources, no port, as well as having insignificant manufacturing and industrial capabilities. Prior to 1948 world diplomatic leaders seldom mentioned Jerusalem.

 

The Bible also tells us that in the last days Israel will be embroiled in peace talks that will include many nations (Daniel 9:27).

 

Ezekiel prophesied that Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate would remain closed until the Messiah returns (Ezekiel 37:15-22). Today, as prophesied, the eastern Gate remains sealed.

 

The Bible says that in the last days all of the friends that Israel had will be gone, abandoning the Jews (Jeremiah 30:14).

 

The Lord warned Israel that it would be hated and persecuted by all nations because of Him (Matthew 24:9).

 

The prophet Joel foretold that the modern state of Israel would be partitioned by the nations (Joel 3:2 and Daniel 11:39). Today we see the Gaza Strip and the West Bank partitioned off for the Palestinians and the Golan Heights partitioned off for Syria.   Jerusalem has also been partitioned with the Palestinians adamantly demanding East Jerusalem for their capital.

 

The Bible says that in the last days Aliyah will be taking place.   Aliyah is a Hebrew word that means the physical return of the Jewish people (Jewish Diaspora) to their ancient Promised Land from abroad. Ynet News recently reported that 2014 was a record year for Aliyah (Ezekiel 36:22-28 and Isaiah 11:10-12).

 

The Bible says that in the last days world politics will be focused on Israel (Zechariah 12:13).

 

Just prior to the rapture Israel will be surrounded on every side by enemies. The alignment of all of the nations mentioned in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 against Israel has occurred exactly as Asaph and Ezekiel described.

 

God said that in the last days Israel would be invincible (Zechariah 12:6-9). Since 1948 tiny Israel has been attacked in 3 major wars and several lesser wars. Yet, despite being vastly outnumbered, they have defeated all attacking foes. An invincible Israel makes no sense unless you believe God’s Word.

 

Even though Israel will be the focus of many fulfilled prophecies in the last days, most Jews will remain blind to the fact that Jesus is their Messiah until the very end (Luke 19:41-42, Luke 13:34-35, Romans 11:25-26).

 

 

Other Fulfilled Prophecies of the End Times

 

Jesus, Himself, told us that we are to watch for general indicators that will be a signal to Christians that we are, indeed, in the end times and that the rapture is near. What are these general indicators?

 

Earthquakes will increase in frequency and intensity and will be occurring globally (Matthew 24:7, Luke 21:11, Isaiah 24:19-20, Revelation 6:12-14, Revelation 16:18-20).

 

Matthew 24 and Luke 21 speak of strange weather occurring in the last days. Can anybody deny that our weather today can only be described as supernaturally freakish? Even more frightening is that our weather seems to be becoming even more freakish with each passing month.

 

Our freakish weather seems to be contributing to an alarmingly large number of forest fires all around the world. Trees that are many hundreds of years are now gone. At the moment, as I write this, Australian firefighters are battling the worst wildfires in 30 years.

 

Romans 8:20-22 tells us that creation, itself, longs to be free from the curse and suffers from the increase in frequency and intensity of natural disasters that are not specifically named. Unexplainably strange sinkholes are opening up in places all around the world. Equally as strange are sounds that are being heard all over the world that have no apparent source and come from no apparent direction.

 

Joel 2:30 tells us that in the last days there would be signs in the heavens and in the earth that would include, among other things, “fire” and “pillars of smoke.” Volcanic activity has been increasing at an alarming rate in frequency and intensity as formerly dormant volcanoes come back to life. Pillars of fire and smoke are closing large blocks of airspace to commercial air traffic.

 

Hosea 4:1-3 tells us that in the last days the land will mourn because of man’s sin and that all who live in it will waste away. Hosea told us this will include the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and even the fish in the sea will die.

  • Mass animal die-off were first reported in the news on New Year’s Eve 2010/2011when approximately 5,000+ red-winged blackbirds and starlings fell out of the sky in Bebe, Arkansas.
  • In 2011 there were 138 reported cases of mass animal die-offs.
  • In 2012 the number of mass animal deaths rose to 465 events that occurred in 67 countries around the world.
  • During 2013 there were 798 reported mass animal death events that occurred in 93 countries.
  • In 2014 there were 649 reported events of mass animal deaths that occurred in 76 countries.

 

Matthew 24:7 tells us that famines will be common in the last days. Currently, one out of every six people in the world does not get enough to eat. Aid agencies estimate that as much as one-third of the earth’s 6 billion people are victims of starvation. Every day 34,000 people die from famine related causes.

 

The Bible tells is that in the last days deadly diseases (pestilence) will be rampant. Examples of current deadly diseases that are spreading include AIDS, Ebola, Hanta virus, dengue, West Nile, SARS, bird flu, cholera, yellow fever, mad cow disease, lyme disease, drug resistant strains of many old diseases, and many more. Diseases we considered conquered, such as polio and the plague, are making a strong return. In sub-Saharan Africa 23 million children are infected with the HIV virus. Ironically, just a few decades ago scientists were forecasting that advances in medicine might soon eradicate deadly diseases (Matthew 24:7, Revelation 6:8, Luke 21:11).

 

We were warned that many will rejoice in their unrighteousness (2 Thessalonians 2:12). People are now calling good evil and evil good.   A perfect example of this is the way homosexuality and same sex marriage is being forced upon us as an honorable and even preferred alternative lifestyle while those who see homosexuality as sin are labeled as homophobic (Isaiah 5:20). Homosexuals are so proud of their sin that they march in the streets demanding to be recognized as a special, privileged class (2 Peter 3:3-4 and 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 says: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves . . . without natural affection.”   I interpret this verse as a reference to an increase in homosexuality throughout the world in the last days.

 

We are warned in the Bible that there will be a falling away of believers and an increase in false prophets (2 Timothy 4:1). Many Christians and church doctrines have departed from the faith. Many Christians have also become lukewarm in their faith (Revelation 3:15). There is now a mixture of true believers and false believers within the Church body (Matthew 13:24-30).

 

As foretold in the New Testament, despair is increasing (2 Timothy 3:1).

 

There has been an increase in lawlessness and evil during these the last days (Luke 17:26 and 2 Timothy 3:15).

 

The world is getting darker and waxing more evil by the minute.   The swiftness with which the darkness is setting in is unsettling. We were told that there would be an increase in blasphemy (2 Timothy 3:2). Sadly, this has come to pass. Unimaginably filthy things are openly being said about our mighty God and our precious Savior. Those who worship Satan are coming out of hiding and finding new ways impose their beliefs and agenda upon us. There are now public places in our great nation where satanic displays are allowed at Christmas and where Satan is invoked at public meetings.

 

Humanity has become increasingly materialistic and lovers of pleasure (2 Tim 3:1-5).

 

Idolatry has been common place. Idolatry is worshiping anything or anyone other than God (Revelation 9:20). We worship the rich and famous and long to be like them instead of being like people of God.

 

The love of many has grown cold (Matthew 24:11-13). Abortion kills millions. Feeding the homeless and hungry is becoming a crime in some places, punishable by fines and imprisonment. We find it more important to turn corn into ethanol to use as fuel in our automobiles while so much of the world’s population is dying from starvation and starvation related causes.

 

False Christs and false prophets are very effective in the art of deception (Matthew 24:24). False prophets and religious cults now flourish (2 Peter 2:1). It is very common today to find people who reject the Bible out of hand because they have heard it misrepresented by false teachers.

 

The false prophets mentioned above are money hungry, smooth talkers (2 Peter 2:3). A growing number of TV evangelists epitomize this. They twist the scriptures to make merchandise of the unwary.

 

There has been an increase in the persecution of Christians in these last days (Matthew 24:9). Jews and Christians are hated for their faith in and connection with Christ (Luke 21:17). Today Christians are being killed in Islamic nations around the world in an ever increasing escalation of violence and murder. Christianity now faces extinction in the Middle East and in other places around the world. Jihadist groups throughout the Islamic world have taken it upon themselves to slaughter those who are preaching the gospel.

 

Mankind is desperately seeking peace (1 Thessalonians 5:3) but yet there is still warfare all over the earth (Mark 13:8 and Matthew 24:6).   It is estimated that more people have died in wars during the 20th Century than in all other previous wars throughout all of recorded human history.

 

Today mockers of prophecy and the word of God abound (Jude 1:18 and 2 Peter 3:3-4).

 

Many Bible scholars believe that Zachariah 5 and Zachariah 14 strongly indicate that mankind will have nuclear weapons in the last days, especially when these chapters are examined using the Strong’s Concordance with a Hebrew lexicon.

 

The Bible tells us that in the last days many will deny that God created the earth or that God once flooded the Earth (2 Peter 3:5-6). Today science and Christianity have become bitter rivals. Science attempts to claim the moral high ground by citing “facts” while hypocritically refusing to consider any fact that is linked in any way to scripture.

 

Children have certainly become disobedient and rebellious (2 Timothy 3:2).

 

Humanity is now able to cross the globe rapidly (Daniel 12:4).   Our skies have become so crowded around the world that it is often difficult to safely separate aircraft, even with the use of computers.

 

A system of real time global communication now exists (Revelation 11:9). Today information travels at the speed of light. In the apostle John’s day information traveled at the speed of a donkey.

 

Science is now rapidly advancing (Daniel 12:4). It is conservatively estimated that the sum of man’s knowledge is doubled every 18 months.

 

Technology already exists that is capable of tracking the world’s population and finances (Revelation 13:16-17). This technology is currently being developed at an alarmingly fast and efficient pace. It just hasn’t been forcefully imposed yet.

 

The gospel is being preached to all nations (Matthew 24:14, Mark 13:10, Revelation 14:6). The Bible has been translated into 2,400 languages and dialects covering over 90 percent of the world’s population. Satellites and the internet have also played a major role in bringing the word of God to all nations.

 

Huge oil and natural gas reserves have been discovered beneath the sands of Israel in fulfillment of Deuteronomy 33:19.

 

The Bible says that in the last days the world will be headed toward a one world religion (Revelation 13; 17:7-18; 18:1-8). Today we see a movement called Christlam that attempts to find common ground that will allow Christians and Muslims to co-exist and is based on the assumption that we both worship the same god. That is a lie from the very pit of hell.

 

There are the strong beginnings for a push towards a worldwide global government (Revelation 13:1-2; 17:12-13, Daniel 7:23-26).

 

Before He was crucified, Jesus told the Sanhedrin that they would not see Him again until they said “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Luke 13:35). This indicates that the Sanhedrin would have to be in existence before His Second Coming. The Sanhedrin were dispersed, as was the entire Jewish nation, after the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD. In 2004 the Sanhedrin formally came back into existence.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The proverbial writing is on the wall and it is telling me that the end of the Age of Grace is at hand. The pause in Daniel’s timeline that occurred at the 69th week is about to end. God has taken a people unto Himself during that pause and the fullness of the Gentiles is now being reached (Romans 11:25 and Acts 15:13-18).

 

The stage has been set and the actors are in place. Bible prophecy has been fulfilled (and continues to be fulfilled). The entire world senses that something big is about to happen. Christians who are awake and watching are waiting with eager anticipation for the rapture of the Church. Sleeping Christians find restful peace illusive due to a stirring in their soul that they just cannot escape. Atheists are angry because they also feel that something just is not right. Even the mockers are angry. There are far too many signs that the Age of Grace is about to end for them to ridicule.

 

Every prophetic sign seems to point to an imminent rapture.   Salvation is currently a free gift to all who will admit they are a sinner and sincerely ask Jesus for forgiveness and salvation. At the moment of the rapture that invitation will no longer be available.   What is your personal relationship with God?

 

Jesus said when you see these things begin to come to pass to lift up your head and look because your redemption draws near (Mathew 24:33, Mark 13:29, and Luke 21:31). We have definitely reached the beginning of these things.

 

Carl Worline

January 7, 2015

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