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The increase of knowledge (Daniel 12:4)
"But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the end: many shall run to, and knowledge shall be increased" Dan. 12:4.
It is generally known that the human knowledge throughout most of the world's history has increased relatively slowly. It was the invention of the printing press several centuries ago, the great diffusion of knowledge possible. But only in the last century werde, as a result of technological advances, most inventions which we currently enjoy, perfected.
When our grandfathers still little boys they had traveled per vehicle as Pharaoh 3500 years ago. Cars are about 100 years old. In 1800 there were no planes, no phone, no electisch light, no record players even less CDs, no radio, no television. All these things we now consider as a matter of course.
Think of health care. Man is now able to even the smallest cells of the human body where to nemem.
Man is able to make use of atomic power. these atomic power are now used for mass destruction purposes.
Increase in earthquakes (Luke 21:11)
The last 500 years the number of earthquakes has increased:
Fifteenth Century 115
Sixteenth Century 253
Seventeenth Century 378
Eighteenth century 640
Nineteenth Century 2119
Twentieth century 7000
The intensity also increases:
- On 04.18.1906, San Francisco (USA) hit by an earthquake that entire city virtually destroyed.
- In 1908 vonde 75,000 people were killed by an earthquake in Messina (Italy)
- On January 13, 1920 verloeren more than 180,000 people living in Kansu (China).
- In 1923 a terrible earthquake destroyed almost the entire city of Tokyo, 143,000 people died.
- We also think of large earthquakes in India, Turkey, America, Greece and other countries in which thousands of people lost their lives.
- On 26 December 2004 the Tsunami hit far in Asia. Approximately 300,000 people were killed.
See the list of earthquakes in the world and Tsunami
Floods (Luke 21:25)
The floods that have hit China in recent years, caused by heavy rains in the upper reaches of Yangtze. Thus fell in July 1998 in some places in the disaster area 840 mm rain in two weeks time. That's more than our country normally receives in a year. In June and July 2002 were making huge amounts Gorte areas in the south of China under water on them. The flooding of the Dongting lake in August 2002 was due to extremely heavy rain that fell on already saturated land. The intensity of the rain, according to the WMO rare large: local, aliquots were collected here usually only once in a thousand years prevented. The rain disaster Venezuela in December 1999 struck, may have to more than fifty thousand people died. Vietnam has early November 1999 for weeks had to deal with heavy rainfall. Severe floods have to at least 500 people dead. The disaster was on 22 and 23 February 2000 the tropical cyclone Eline-Leon (the cyclone began its life as Eline) with wind speeds of 220 km / h. Inland, the wind dropped and fell again much rain: Zimbabwe was between 200 and 600 mm and 1038 mm Kezi even registered (source: Jan Visser). Then threatened a new tropical cyclone Felicia but this bow still for Madagascar to the south. The tropical cyclone Gloria, who was active in early March, attracted significant decreasing over Madagascar in a southwesterly direction and left untouched Mozambique. The island was given a huge flood process: in Mananjary in eastern Madagsacar 427 mm fell in two days. It is also to massive floods come, and his victims.
In the north of Morocco and Algeria were at least 700 casualties by floods
enmodderstromen in November 2001. Floods come in Central Europe in the
Summer regularly and occasionally leads to a disaster like this year. In the 20th century
was the area of the Oder and Neisse in 1903, 1930 and 1997 flooded. In the summer of
1997 was the situation like now disastrous and large areas were flooded.
Read about flooding in the world
The sign of the rebuilding of Jerusalem
"When the Lord Zion built, and has appeared in His glory" (Ps. 102:17)
In the year 70 AD the armies of Titus besieged the city. The Jews, encouraged by false prophets, harbored the illusion that the city would be freed by divine intervention. She resisted, but the Jewish city fell and was almost completely destroyed, while the population was carried away into exile.
In the following years the city was rebuilt and then again under the feet to be walked by the Romans, Arabs and Turks.
The recovery of Palestine (Ezek. 36:33-35)
".... The ruins will be rebuilt, the desolate land shall be tilled, instead of lying desolate in the sight of every passerby. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden "Ezek. 36:33-35.
The devastation across the country came through the disobedience of the people, was foretold by Moses and other prophets. The mental deterioration has reached its climax when the Messiah was rejected. Jerusalem and other cities were destroyed by Romans, Muslims, Turks and Arabs.
In 1917 Palerstina freed from the long centuries of Muslim oppression and the Jews were permitted to return. Millions trees was planned. Israel is the largest exporter of dates. And has one of the best veeteeld world.
Today, Jerusalem is the main city in the Middle East.
The sign of the pestilences (Luke 21:11)
Around 1347 there was a disease (plague), the Black Death. The plague was so named for the black spots that have appeared on the body and caused by bleeding under the skin. Sometimes arose in certain parts of the body hard painful lumps. The mortality rate was almost 100%. Certain cities in Europe lost four-fifths of their population. It is estimated that when a quarter to half of the world population perished.
Malaria in Africa and South and Central America.
AIDS is now number 1 cause of death in Africa. Every year thousands of people died from this terrible disease. There seems to be no solution to this global problem in the near future.
Read about terrible diseases
The sign of the struggle between Capital and Labour. (James 5:1-4)
"Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you. Ye have heaped treasure together, while the last days. Behold, the wages you withheld from the workers, who have reaped down your, crieth: and the cries of them which have brought your harvest, has penetrated the ears of the Lord of Hosts "James. 5:1-4.
There were powerful labor movements, workers organized.
The greatest evil that resulted from the clash between capital and labor was the emergence of communism, a philosophy which claims the employee a greater share in the proceeds of his work to give. In reality, communism a deceptive philosophy, inspired by Satan, who, instead of the common man to help him back to slavery and poverty in all the countries where the full power has handled. The legal battle of skilled workers was exploited by the political leaders to wonst to acquire and enrich themselves.
The emergence of the supernatural
Satan puts more than ever stampel on world events. There is a hunger for the supernatural. The devil tries even occultism wrapping it in gift paper to so attractive and plausible. Many Christians walk itself. This is also linked to the false religions of the world would come before the coming of Christ. The Bible has so often warned about.
Satan as an angel of light
If Satan has been successful in one area then it is certainly in the field of occultism. Occultism always keep connection with the supernatural. Satan will not attack the Christian with what we know to have been occultism, but tries to disguise himself as to the power of God. What Christians should not forget is that nobody can carry yourself with the Holy Spirit outside the Word of God.
"If you love Me, you will keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Counselor to the with you forever, the Spirit of truth, whom the world can not receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you. " Joh. 14:15-17
The devil can even Christians deal with supernatural manifestation in the church. The Christian must be careful as to which goal.
It is a fact that spiritualism is currently undergoing a metamorphosis: it has a Christian dress done and simultaneously hide some of its most objectionable features. In its present form, the spiritualism not claim to tolerance than before and is in fact dangerous because the deception is refined. Previously, the Bible and rejected Christ, now claimed it to accept both. The Bible is now being interpreted in a way that appeals to the non-born again. Love is the key eiegenschap called God, but is relegated to something that makes little distinction between good and evil.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, will Koninkrijg of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many particular will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me, ye that work iniquity. "Matt. 7:21-23.
The ant-christ will the Church of Christ seduced by miracles and powerful works. Many will then be put to waste because they are keen on miracles.
"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they refused to love the truth is not accepted, that they might be saved. And God shall send them strong delusion, that worked, that they should believe the lie, that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but have pleasure in unrighteousness. "2 Thes. 2:9-12
"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you before. "Matt. 24:24-25 .
Satan uses the same tactics, only the casings are made different.
But no need to be misled by deceptive claims of spiritualism. God has given the world enough light to allow the snare of Satan to discover.
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The sign of the Lukewarm Church (Revelation 3:15-16)
Christ describes this church as to be neither cold nor hot, but rather lukewarm.
The word lukewarm indicates that the church for the coming of Jesus will stray so far that the worldly mass. This church is formed by the worldly, renegade group of Christians who understand God's purpose has lost.
Although not directly idolatrous, the Church will not sacred or holy in name only, while all operations are controlled by Satan. Everything will be getolloreerd. It is a pluralistic mass. It is a carnal mass, to the doctrine of Nicolaiten.
False tolerance will be the order of the day. No condemnation for gay sexuality, abortion, euthenasie, divination etc.
It is the Church that is enriched with money and goods and find that they have need of nothing. In werkelijheid is it, saith the Lord, miserable and poor and blind and naked.
The Great Commission is not the basis for the operation, but money, honor and fame.
The Holy Spirit is geimmiteerd. There is a spirit of pride, arrogance and pride with these people in sight. Their blindness is because the Bible does not follow, but doctrines of devils.
On the door of many churches that once possessed the Divine fire, the word " Ichabod "can be written, which means:" The glory is gone . "
It is now the time of the church of Laodicea, the final church of the present age.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6
Every day hundreds of people die from the consequences of war and violence. Thousands flee their territory to escape death. They fight for "peace", but create hatred, death and destruction.
Wars in the World