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In this blog, I report on signs of the times indicating the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ to collect His holy, righteous, and pure Bride. I also provide prophetic revelations and teaching on the topic.

As the Scripture says,

"When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?" (Mat 16:2-3)

"But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. "And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. (Mat 24:29-33)

Some of the topics covered include the rapture, signs in the sun, moon, and stars, comets, martyrdom, the mark of the beast, repentance, preparation, the judgment of God and His wrath upon the wicked, and the antichrist.

Rapture Revelation to Sister Claire Andoun Solomon The Day of Our Lord’s Wedding is at Hand Waiting for the Lord's Return
God Gives Little Girl Revelations of Christ's Return Is Repentance Possible During the Great Tribulation? America’s Destruction is at Hand
The Blood Moons of 2014 and 2015 The Glory of Martyrdom for Christ Something is Going on in 2012
The Timing of the Rapture Something is Going on in 2013 Peace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night
Come Out of Her Trumpet Sounds Heard Around the World The Mark of the Beast (666)
The End Has Come  Very Few Will Hear the Trumpet Sound Rapture Alert
Repent and Flee the Coming Wrath Are you Rapture Ready? Grieve and Lament for the Church
Rapture in the Last Hour End Time Events The Amazing Sign of Jonah
City in the Sky  Urgent Revelations of Christ's Imminent Return Rapture Revelation - Sixth Seal in September 2012?
News Headlines Reflect the End Times The 311 Moment The Times of the Gentiles
Rapture Revelation to the Mushala sisters Rapture Revelation to Ayodelle Sawyerr Michael Shigaba's End Time Message for Mankind
Rapture Revelation to Angelica Zambrano The Error of Rapture Date Setting Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels
The Messiah Is Coming Word of Warning for America Rapture Revelation to James Agboola
The Rise of Antichrists Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ The End Time Saints
Rapture Revelation to Margaret MacDonald Rapture Beliefs of Church Fathers The End Time Plagues
Revelation of People Missing the Rapture Understanding the Times Brace Yourselves for the Great Shaking
The Land Mourns in the Last Days Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster The Coming Wrath of God
Wars and Rumors of Wars Times and Epochs the Father has Determined Prophetic End Time Warnings from Little Children
The Persecution of the Saints Urgent End Time Warning from the Lord America's Doom Punctuated by a Boom!
The Contractions Are Coming Closer Together The Vegas Massacre Marks a New Chapter Cosmic Rays Intensifying
Something is Going on in 2017 The Marriage of the Lamb Has Come

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Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. "Time is At Hand" painting © 2012 Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.

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If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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News Headlines Reflect the End Times

For a number of years I followed the news and captured headlines that I felt were indicative of the end times. I eventually gave up trying to track these things, because the pace at which they are happening is now too fast to keep up.

But the list of events I created will give you a good sampling of what's been happening, beginning with the more recent events and going back to some rather historical ones that occurred in the last sixty years.

Headlines
  • Deadliest California wildfires in history, 31 dead, hundreds missing - 10-13-17
  • Massacre in Las Vegas, 59 killed, 515 wounded - 10-1-17
  • Hurricane Maria causes "apocalyptic" destruction in Puerto Rico, as well as islands recently hit hard by Irma - 9-26-17
  • Magnitude 7.1 Quake hits Mexico, 300 dead, thousands homeless - 9-19-17
  • Hurricane Irma slams Florida after devastating the Caribbean islands - 9-11-17
  • Massive solar storm, sun releases X9.3, largest solar flare in over 12 years - 9-6-17
  • Texas coast devastated by Hurricane Harvey, 47 dead, tens of billions of dollars in damage - 8-30-17
  • Airport Massacre Ft Lauderdale, FL, 5 killed, 6 injured - 1-6-17
  • 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Italy, 247 killed - 8-24-16
  • Intel announces new "Merged Reality" technology - 8-16-16
  • Airport terror attack in Istanbul, Turkey kills 41, wounds 230 - 6-28-16
  • Orlando, FL Terrorist attack on gay bar kills 49, wounds 53 - 6-12-16
  • Beetle plague of "biblical proportions" hits Argentina - 3-2-16
  • Earth experiencing over 3,000 earthquakes per month - 2-15-16
  • Mass animal death numbers astronomical and rising worldwide - 2-15-16 
  • Record number of worldwide shark attacks in 2015 - 2-15-16
  • Record number of fireballs sighted in the skies worldwide in 2015 - 2-15-16
  • Tornadoes increased in number in the US in 2015 - 1-1-16
  • San Bernadino, California attack kills 14, seriously injures 22 - 12-2-15
  • Paris terrorist attacks kill more than 100 - 11-13-15
  • 2015 Among the Most Damaging Year for Wildfires Ever - 10-16-15 
  •  30 Large Whales Die in Alaska Waters - 8-26-15
  • U.S. Supreme Court Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right for Americans- 7-26-15
  • Pope Frances Supports Homosexuality - 2-28-14
  • Giant sinkholes are forming all over the world - 8-12-13
  • Pope Benedict XVI resigns amid criminal charges - 2-11-13
  • Vatican Seeks World Government & New World Order - 12-3-12
  • Hurricane Sandy strikes US, affecting 24 States, doing $71 billion in damage - 10-26-12
  • Youth riots across England for 5 days, 1500 arrested - 8-11-11
  • Mississippi River flood at 70-yr record level, affects LA, AR, IL, KY and MO – 5-20-11
  • Wild fires scorch more than 2 million acres in TX – 5-13-11
  • Record number of tornadoes in a single month in all of American history in April 5-1-11
  • Two of the four biggest tornado clusters ever recorded, occurred in April in the US – 4-28-11
  • 226 tornadoes strike US in single day, more than any other day in history, 334 killed - 4-3-11
  • Magnitude 9.0 earthquake & tsunami hits Japan, death toll reaches 12,087 - 3-11-11
  • 6.3 Magnitude earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand, dozens killed - 2-22-11
  • Iranian "Day of Rage" begins a long series of protests across Iran - 2-14-11
  • Egyptian revolution and overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak - 1-25-11
  • Toxic chemical spill overflows through towns, causing ecological disaster in western Hungary 10-1-10
  • Leaking well gushing oil into Gulf of Mexico, 5000 barrels per day - 4-20-10
  • Magnitude 7 earthquake hits Haiti, death toll reaches 316,000 - 1-12-10
  • Young girl from Ecuador dies and sees heaven and hell - 11-7-09
  • Over the last three months, central banks put 63 % of their new cash into euros & yen – 10-14-09
  • Obama sends 15,000 additional troops to Afghanistan unannounced – 10-12-09
  • Gold hits record high at $1,064 an ounce – 10-12-09
  • Arabs launch secret moves with China, Russia & France to stop using dollar for oil – 10-6-09
  • UN calls for new reserve currency to end dollar supremacy – 10-6-09
  • 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Padang, Indonesia, killing 529, maybe thousands – 9-29-09
  • Obama Says Financial Regulations Must Be Strengthened Globally 9-20-09
  • At least 100,000 children are used in prostitution every year in the US – 8-15-09
  • Closure of Colonial BancGroup Inc., marked the biggest U.S. bank failure this year – 8-15-09
  • California Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires rage – 8-15-09
  • 1 Million Evacuated as Typhoon Hits China – 8-10-09
  • Bank Failures rise to 72 this year with collapses in Florida, Oregon – 8-9-09
  • Helicopter and plane collide over the Hudson River in NY, killing all nine aboard – 8-8-09
  • Russian tensions with Georgia flare up once again – 8-6-09
  • Russian nuclear subs patrol off US east coast for first time in over a decade – 8-6-09
  • Russian secret service helped Hizballah discover and bust Israel's Lebanese spy rings – 8-5-09
  • A high impact collision occurred on Jupiter, leaving a huge black scar on its surface – 7-31-09
  • Russia builds key naval HQ in Syria: Missile presence worries Israel – 7-22-09
  • Terrorists detonate Explosives in Jakarta Hotel – 7-17-09
  • Group committed to an international Islamic empire holds 1st official US conference – 7-17-09
  • Iranian passenger jet crashes in northwest Iran, killing all 168 people on board – 7-15-09
  • Al Qaeda plot against Suez Canal foiled by 26 arrests – 7-10-09
  • Tehran refuses to halt its nuclear program or “retreat by a single step” – 7-10-09
  • Al Qaeda plots multiple attacks on US-, Israel-bound airliners - 7-9-09
  • Russia blocks concrete measures at G8 summit on Iran's nuclear drive – 7-9-09
  • Pope officially calls for new world financial order guided by search for common good – 7-7-09
  • Ethnic riots in western China between Muslims and Han kill 156, injure many more – 7-5-09
  • Cargo train carrying liquid gas explodes in Italy train station killing 12, injuring more – 6-30-09
  • Yemeni A310-300 airbus from Paris crashed in Indian Ocean killing 153 people – 6-30-09
  • Democratically-elected Honduran president Zelaya ousted in a coup - 6-28-09
  • Open homosexual activist nominated to become US State Department’s top lawyer - 6-26-09
  • 10 die in widespread flooding in Central Europe – 6-26-09
  • 9 killed and 70 injured in Washington DC subway train crash - 6-23-09
  • A surge of people reportedly coming to faith in Christ in Iran – 6-13-09
  • 17 killed & many injured as Iran military crushes protests of election fraud – 6-13-09
  • WHO declares Swine flu a level 6 pandemic as 30,000 cases confirmed in 74 countries - 6-11-09
  • Homosexual activist leader receives appointment to oversee public school “safety” – 6-2-09
  • Air France flight 447 crashes over Atlantic killing all 228 people aboard – 6-1-09
  • Obama tells PA Pres. Abbas U.S. foresees Palestinian state with Jerusalem as capital – 5-30-09
  • Subcutaneous GPS Chip Implant Invented To Track, Eliminate Undesirable Humans – 5-17-09
  • Alan Keyes, former diplomat, arrested on Notre Dame campus, protesting abortion – 5-8-09
  • Two pastors arrested, praying outside White House on National Day of Prayer – 5-7-09
  • NATO member Turkey and Syria hold first joint military exercise – 4-27-09
  • Swine flu declared public health emergency, as 11 new cases in US confirmed – 4-25-09
  • Obama W.H & FBI Assess & Declare American Patriots to be Extremists & Terrorists – 4-19-09
  • In growing piracy threat, pirates now hold about 12 ships with over 200 crewmembers – 4-12-09
  • Obama appoints gay-rights activist to the federal government’s faith-based initiative – 4-7-09
  • 260 killed and 1,000 injured by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck L'Aquila Italy 4-6-09
  • G20 creates new world order with US markets having lesser role – 4-2-09
  • Over 90 killed in US mass shootings in past yr., 47 of those in the past month – 4-3-09
  • 14 die in third mass shooting in US in a month – 4-3-09
  • World leaders announce creation of supervisory body for global financial system – 4-2-09
  • World leaders pledged $1.1 trillion to International Monetary Fund – 4-2-09
  • Sun Plunges into the Quietest Solar Minimum in a Century – 4-1-09
  • Pres. Obama announces plans to form a new world order in conjunction with the UK – 3-25-09
  • China supports Russia’s proposal to create a new supra-national global currency – 3-23-09
  • Israel suddenly withdraws troops from Gaza strip “for inauguration of Pres. Obama” – 1-20-09
  • Israel launches air strikes on Gaza Strip – 12-27-08
  • Cease-fire between Israel and Hamas expires – 12-19-08
  • Terrorist attack on Mumbai, India, 140 killed - 11-25-08
  • Wildfires rage across southern California – 11-16-08
  • World leaders want IMF to be the world's financial watchdog – 11-15-08
  • British PM Brown calls for a “new global society” 11-11-08
  • Eastern Europe stands on the verge of insolvency and deep and protracted recession 10-24-08
  • European Central Bank (ECB) granted Hungary a bailout worth €5 billion – 10-16-08
  • EU pledged to shore up banking system with a €2 trillion package – 10-16-08
  • Fox News reports US is in worst credit crisis since Great Depression – 9-29-08
  • Dow dropped 777.7 points or 7%, suffering worst 1-day point loss ever - 9-29-08
  • Fed Reserve Loans AIG $85B, rescuing the world's largest insurer from collapse – 9-16-08
  • After 158 yrs in business, Lehman filed bankruptcy, largest filing in U.S. history – 9-15-08
  • Dow Plummets 504 Points in worst percentage loss in more than six years – 9-15-08
  • Hurricane Ike strikes Galveston, Texas leaving millions without power in Houston – 9-13-08
  • Federal government takes over giant creditors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac– 9-7-08
  • Russia attacks Georgia and starts a war on 8-8-08
  • Total solar eclipse – 8-1-08
  • US Gas prices peak at new record high of $4.36 per gallon in California - 7-28-08
  • Scientists find largest sample of distant galaxies ever seen, 13 billion light-yrs away – 7-25-08
  • High-level international talks on Iran's nuclear program end without agreement – 7-19-08
  • Over 1,780 California fires sparked by lightning from San Diego to the Bay – 6-20-08
  • Wendy Alec receives prophetic word of impending judgment over San Francisco - 6-14-08
  • John Kilpatrick has dream of impending devastating earthquake in middle America - 5-20-08
  • Gay Marriage Ban Overturned By California Supreme Court – 5-15-08
  • 7.5 Earthquake in Sichuan China; 50,000 dead, 5 million homeless – 5-12-08
  • John Kilpatrick has vision of impending disastrous earthquake - 4-27-08
  • A series of unstoppable fires started in Southern California near San Diego - 10-23-07
  • Australian pastor raised from the dead during parliament prayer meeting - 10-22-07
  • CA Gov. bans terms “Mom and Dad” & “husband and wife” from use in CA schools - 10-13-07
  • Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad visited NY to address the UN General Assembly– 9-30-07
  • Largest burst of a supernova was recorded this year & it was 7.5 billion light yrs away - 2007
  • 7.5 Earthquake near Lima, Peru. 337 people killed, over 827 injured – 8-15-07
  • Severe flooding in North Korea, 200 people dead or missing, 33,000 homes destroyed – 8-14-07
  • Romania is experiencing a severe drought – 8-14-07
  • Bridge Collapse Kills at Least 22 in Fenghuang, China – 8-14-07
  • Destructive tornado hits Brooklyn, NY, $10 million damage, 1 killed – 8-8-07
  • South Asia Monsoons Kill More Than 200, Displace Millions – 8-4-07
  • Bridge collapse on Interstate 35 over Mississippi River in Minneapolis, 5 killed, 60 hurt – 8-1-07
  • Mysterious substance spread from small plane south of Detroit 7-31-07
  • Poison spread at DC Metro Stations - death of birds – 7-29-07
  • Number of Atlantic tropical storms developing annually doubled in the past century – 7-29-07
  • 2 TV news helicopters collided in midair on live TV in Phoenix, AZ, 4 killed – 7-27-07
  • 2 WWII planes at air show in Wisconsin collided while landing, killing one of the pilots 7-27-07
  • 500 died across Hungary last week, due to heat wave in central and southeast Europe 7-25-07
  • Serbia battled 50 forest fires on hottest day of the year, temperature topping 109 degrees 7-25-07
  • Pilot trying to break speed record on way to Wisconsin air show crashed in Switzerland. 7-23-07
  • Bus carrying Polish pilgrims when it crashed near southeastern French city – 7-22-07
  • Airbus crashes in Brazil, 176 people killed, worst aviation accident in Brazil's history – 7-17-07
  • 6.8 earthquake in Japan, 11 dead, over 900 injured, nuclear power plant damaged 7-17-07
  • Monsoon rains & flooding in India leaves 660 dead & more than a million stranded – 7-07
  • UK flooding continues at height of popularity of song “Umbrella”. 2B pounds damage – 7-07
  • Glasgow Airport in UK hit by terrorist attack - 6-30-07
  • More than 200 people died during severe storms in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city – 6-07
  • UK experiences worst floods in modern history – 6-10-07 to 6-30-07
  • South Africa got first snowfall in 25 yrs; rest of world had warmest temps since 1800s – 6-27-07
  • Bridge in China Guangdong province collapsed when cargo vessel hit it, killing 9 – 6-15-07
  • US gas prices hit new record high of $3.20 per gallon 5-30-07
  • Mine explosion kills 38 in Russia 2 mos. after similar explosion in nearby town killed 110 – 5-07
  • Kenya Airways plane crashed in Cameroon killing all 114 people on board – 5-5-07
  • VA Tech student kills 32 students in most deadly shooting rampage in U.S. history – 4-07
  • Magnitude 8.1 quake & ensuing tsunami Solomon Islands - 34 dead & thousands homeless 4-07
  • Indonesia Airlines plane crashed, killing 22 of the 140 people on board - 3-7-07
  • Explosion kills 110 in Russian coalmine - worst mine disaster in recent Russian history 3-19-07
  • 20 people died when tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped through central Florida - 2-2-07
  • Stampede by pilgrims on the annual hajj killed at least 360 in Mecca Saudi Arabia – 1-12-07
  • Adam Air Flight crashed in Indonesia, killing all of the 102 people on board – 1-1-07
  • Ferry carrying 600 people sinks during a heavy storm, at least 400 people dead - 12-29-06
  • 7.1 Earthquake in Taiwan region - 12-26-06
  • Heavy rains & winds, 1.5 million without power in WA & OR, causes 14 deaths -12-14-06
  • Typhoon in Philippines caused massive mudslide burying over 500 people - 11-30-06
  • 8.3 Earthquake in Kuril Islands - 11-15-06
  • Windstorms and tornadoes swept through six U.S. states over 2 days, killing 12 - 11-14-06
  • Deadliest tornado in Japan, where tornadoes are rare, killed 9 people - 11-7-06
  • Flash flooding in southeast Turkey killed 32 people - 11-1-06
  • Boeing 737, crashed in Nigeria after take-off, killing 103 - 10-29-06
  • Strong storms & tornadoes, Midwest & South U.S. destroy 400 structures, & kill 13 - 10-22-06
  • Strong storms in North Korea left more than 7,300 homeless 10-21-06
  • 2 subway trains collide in Rome, Italy, killing one and injuring at least 60 people - 10-17-06
  • Torrential rains in southeast Texas flood roads, spawn tornados, and kill 4 people - 10-16-06
  • 6.6 Earthquake hits Hawaii – 10-15-06
  • Freak early snowstorm dropped 2 feet of snow on Buffalo, 3 killed - 10-12-06
  • Typhoon Xangsane hits central Vietnam, killing 68 - 10-1-06
  • Boeing 737, crashed in Amazon rainforest, after colliding with corporate jet, 154 killed - 9-29-06
  • Typhoon Xangsane hit island of Luzon, Philippines causing flooding and killing 110 - 9-27-06
  • Heavy rains triggered floods in fifteen Kentucky counties, killing 10 people - 9-22-06
  • Comair commuter jet, crashed on takeoff in Lexington, KY, killing 49 - 8-27-06
  • Russian Airliner, crashed in Donetsk, Ukraine, killing all 170 – 8-22-06
  • 7.0 Earthquake in Scotia Sea, south of S. America -8-20-06
  • Flooding in Ethiopia since July killed at least 870 people – 8-06
  • Flooding from heavy rains in India and Pakistan killed more than 300 – 8-06
  • Flash floods on the Dechatu River in Ethiopia killed more than 200 - 8-6-06
  • Severe floods killed hundreds in North Korea, perhaps 800–900 in 7-06
  • Record hot weather caused 13 deaths in Europe - 7-19-06
  • 7.7 Earthquake in South of Java, Indonesia kills 730 people - 7-17-06
  • Warmest summer on record in U.S., heat waves/blackouts contributed to over 150 deaths – 7-06
  • Tropical storm Bilis floods Chinese provinces, millions evacuated, over 500 killed - 7-14-06
  • Explosions struck 7 trains/stations in India & killed at least 190 people and injured 600 - 7-11-06
  • Airbus slid off end of runway after landing in Irkutsk, Russia, killing at least 122 people - 7-9-06
  • Worst flooding in 30 years in south China caused over 340 storm-related deaths - 6-06
  • Heavy rain on East Coast kills 16 in storm-related deaths & causes extensive flooding - 6-22-06
  • Bus plunged into a ravine in Tanzania, killing 54 people – 6-9-06
  • 6.3 earthquake, Java, Indonesia kills over 5,700 people & destroys 135,000 homes – 5-26-06
  • 7.4 Earthquake in Kermadec Islands Region – 5-16-06
  • Pipeline explosion in Nigeria killed more than 165 people - 5-12-06
  • 13 in. of rain over 8 days in New England, cause region's worst flooding in 70 years - 5-10-06
  • Airbus A-320, crashed in the Black Sea off Russia, killing all 113 aboard - 5-3-06
  • 7.9 Earthquake in Tonga - 5-3-06
  • 7.6 Earthquake in Koryakia, Russia - 4-26-06
  • Terrorists set off 3 bombs in Sinai Peninsula resort city of Dahab, killing 18, injuring 85. 4-24-06
  • Bus returning from religious festival veers off road, plunges down ravine, & kills 47 - 4-17-06
  • 91 tornadoes battered the southeastern U.S. states, killing 12 people in Tenn. 4-7-06
  • 86 tornadoes & storms sweep 8 Midwest states, destroy buildings & kill at least 23 - 4-2-06
  • 3 earthquakes, southwest of Tehran, Iran kill 70 people & destroy more than 40 villages 3-31-06
  • Chartered cruise boat, carrying 137 people, capsized, killing 57 in Persian Gulf. 3-30-06
  • Ship, carrying 150 people, sank in Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon. 123 killed - 3-23-06
  • Dam collapsed on in Hawaii sending 300 million gallons of water into valley, 7 died. 3-14-06
  • Over 100 tornadoes hit 5 states in U.S. Midwest, killing 10 - 3-10-06 to 3-13-06
  • 200 wildfires in Texas destroy 15 homes, kill 10,000 cattle/horses, burn 191,000 acres. 3-6-06
  • Market roof collapsed in Moscow, killing 56 people. 2-23-06
  • 7.0 Earthquake in Mozambique - 2-22-06
  • Mudslide engulfed town of Guinsaugon, Philippines burying more than 1,000 people. 2-17-06
  • Red Sea ferry sinks 60 miles off Egyptian coast, killing more than 1,000 on board. 2-3-06
  • 67 people died from collapse of roof at International Exhibition Hall in Poland - 1-28-06
  • 7.6 Earthquake in Banda Sea - 1-27-06
  • Train derailed and plunged into canyon in Montenegro, killing 46 and injuring 19 - 1-23-06
  • Hotel collapsed in Mecca, Saudi Arabia killing at least 76 pilgrims on the annual hajj – 1-5-06
  • Heavy snowfall caused roof of ice skating rink to collapse in Germany, killing 15 - 1-2-06
  • 7.2 Earthquake in Fiji region – 1-2-06
  • 7.4 Earthquake East of the South Sandwich Islands - 1-2-06
  • Mudslide buried 200 homes in Indonesia and killed at least 200 people - 1-06
  • Worst weather-related economic losses in US history totaling $200 billion - 2005
  • Military plane crashes near Tehran hitting 10-story building, killing 110 people – 12-6-05
  • Earthquake strikes northern Pakistan killing over 73,000 people – 10-26-05
  • Category 5 hurricane Wilma strikes Naples Florida, cuts orange production by 15% - 10-25-05
  • Airliner crashes in Nigeria, killing 117 people – 10-22-05
  • Category 5 hurricane Rita hits the Gulf Coast, - 9-26-05
  • Number of category 4 & 5 hurricanes has doubled over 35 years - 9-16-05
  • Airliner crashes in Indonesia, killing 117 people – 9-5-05
  • U.S. gasoline price high of $3.05 per gallon, following Hurricane Katrina – 9-2-05
  • Category 5 hurricane Katrina devastates Gulf Coast, destroys New Orleans, kills 1300 – 8-30-05
  • Torrential rains caused havoc across central & eastern Europe, killing 36 people – 8-24-05
  • Israeli Prime Minister Sharon, and Palestinian President Abbas Declare End to Violence – 2-8-05
  • Russia and Iran set to sign nuclear fuel deal that will aid nuclear weapons program– 2-7-05
  • Russia and Syria sign major weapons deal; this is part of a new global order – 1-28-05
  • Pope invokes the Apocalypse before 7,000 people, discusses ultimate defeat of evil – 1-13-05
  • Unidentified fireball falls from sky and sparks blaze on ground in Chino, CA – 1-8-05
  • Meteor roars over South Dakota and Wisconsin with light and noise – 1-5-05
  • Members of South Korean church see Jesus, heaven, and hell during prayer rally - 1-2-05
  • Tsunamis hit south Asia & east Africa. 152,000 dead in 12 countries, one year later to the hour of the Bam, Iran quake. 5 million people displaced. – 12-26-04
  • Earthquake 9.0-magnitude strikes off Sumatra coast, disturbed Earth’s rotation– 12-26-04
  • Texas Receives Up to 13 Inches of Snow – 12-26-04
  • Unidentified fireball falls from sky, causes loud explosions near Jakarta, Indonesia - 12-19-04
  • Hundreds in China see unidentified shining object fall from sky and shake the earth – 12-12-04
  • Members of Reestablished Sanhedrin Ascend Temple Mount, first time in 1600 yrs. – 12-9-04
  • Same-sex couples in Israel will now have many of the same rights as heterosexual spouses & rabbis warn Israel risks becoming next Sodom and Gomorrah – 12-9-04
  • Corporate jet carrying 6 people crashed at Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado – 11-28-04
  • 4 typhoons hit the Philippines in 2 weeks. 1,000 dead - 11-2004
  • Plane that was supposed to carry former President Bush crashes in Houston, 3 killed – 11-22-04
  • 100,000 websites offer illegal child porn, and child porn generates $3B in annual revenues – 11-9-04
  • Child sexual abuse is gaining respectability – 11-9-04
  • 20 - 50,000 women & children annually trafficked into the US for sexual exploitation – 11-9-04
  • Public schools nationwide teach children as young as five homosexuality is normal – 11-9-04
  • There are 4.2 million pornographic websites – 12 % of all websites in the world – 11-9-04
  • FBI Probing Punctures in US Airway Jets at Charlotte, NC not likely caused by normal wear and tear – 10-20-2004
  • 3 dead in mysterious small plane crash in McMinnville, Oregon – 10-20-2004
  • 2 dead in mysterious small plane crash in downtown Atlanta, GA – 10-20-2004
  • 13 dead, in mysterious Millard, MO American Airlines Commuter Plane Crash – 10-19-2004
  • Pilots Dead in Jefferson City, MO Commuter Jet Crash 300 miles from IL small plane crash hours earlier - 10-15-2004
  • Pilots Dead in small plane crash near townhouses in Joliet, IL - 10-15-2004
  • FBI raids Missouri-based charity; treasury officials allege direct link to terrorists – 10-14-2004
  • Crew of 7 dead in Cargo Jet crash in Nova Scotia, Canada - 10-14-2004
  • Oil prices closed at a record of $54.76 per barrel - 10-14-2004
  • Large earthquake shakes Manila – 10-8-2004
  • Obscure federal agency working on technology to monitor all vehicles through GPS devices – 10-7-04
  • Mt. Saint Helens volcano erupts – 10-1-2004
  • Hurricane Jeanne circled around and came back again to hit Florida, the fourth hurricane to slam the state this season, a scenario unmatched in more than a century. – 9-26-2004
  • Historical records of solar activity indicate solar radiation has been increasing since late 19th century – 9-2004
  • Hurricanes Charley, Frances & Ivan hit FL over a span of 5 weeks, causing billions of dollars of damage and more than 70 deaths – 9-2004
  • Hurricane Jeanne left nearly 2,000 dead and 300,000 people homeless in Haiti – 9-18-2004
  • Tragedy at Russian school in Beslan on first day of class, where 20-30 terrorists kill 350, half is children – 9-3-2004
  • Two Russian jets downed by terrorist bombs within 3 minutes of each other near Moscow, 89 dead – 8-24-2004
  • Earth is perhaps 150 years into the collapse of the Earth's magnetic field – 7-2004
  • More people died of AIDS in 2003 – three million – than in any previous year – 7-6-2004
  • Federal judge ruled the law banning partial-birth abortion is unconstitutional – 6-1-2004
  • Roof collapses in new passenger terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris – 5-23-04
  • Massachusetts legalizes gay marriage and 1,000 homosexual couples are legally married - 5-17-2004
  • Mexican air force released video of 11 unidentified flying objects that were only visible via an infrared camera. – 5-12-04
  • Dozens of UFO sightings this year, some possibly meteors, excite Iran - 4-28-2004
  • North Korea Train Blast Kills Hundreds – 4-23-2004
  • The Abu Ghraib Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal becomes public – dozens of US soldiers charged – 4-2004
  • Train Bombing in Madrid by kills 190 - 3-11-2004
  • Janet Jackson bears breast at Super Bowl half time - 2-1-2004
  • Egyptian jet plunged into the Red Sea killing 148 people 1-3-2004
  • Earthquake measuring 6.6 hits Bam, Iran, killing 26,000 people – 12-26-03
  • Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein captured by US Special Forces, on the outskirts of Baghdad- 12-13-2003
  • 40 million people estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS – 12-2003
  • Judge Roy Moore removed from bench for refusing to remove the Ten Commandments from courthouse- 11-14-2003
  • 9 major solar eruptions occur during 2-week period during the middle of the 9-year solar "minimum" season 10-2003
  • In the past 6 weeks, New York, Northeast US, Canada, Mid-Atlantic US, London, and Rome have been hit by massive black outs – 9-28-2003
  • 15,000 people have died in France of heat-related causes this summer – 8-14-2003
  • Devastating oil spill off Pakistan's coast, 24,000 tons of oil spilled - 7-27-2003
  • Columbia Space shuttle disaster, disintegrates over Texas, all 7 crew members lost – 2-1-2003
  • 78 people killed in world's worst airshow disaster at an airfield in the Ukraine 7-27-2002
  • Russian jet collides with Boeing cargo jet midair over Germany, 71 killed – 7-2-2002
  • 2.7 million acres of forest have burned across the US so far this year, hundreds of homes consumed – 6-2002
  • Earthquake rocks northwestern Iran, killing at least 500 people and injuring 1,600 – 6-2002
  • At least 400,000 people test positive for Malaria in India – 6-2002
  • Two members of satanic cult in Germany stab man to drink his blood – 6-2002
  • Daily attempts by Palestinians to send suicide attackers into Israel – 5-2002
  • 14 dead after interstate highway bridge in Oklahoma hit by barge, collapses – 5-26-2002
  • 60 wedding guests electrocuted, bus they were in hit high-voltage wire in India – 5-25-2002
  • Train crash kills 196 in Mozambique, injures hundreds more – 5-25-2002
  • China Air jetliner Flight 611 crashes into Taiwan Strait – 225 killed – 5-25-2002
  • Huge ice shelf 10 times bigger than Manhattan plummets into the sea near Antarctica – 5-2002
  • First humans receive subcutaneous ID chips – 5-2002
  • Islamic militants bomb holiday parade - Kaspiisk, Russia, 41 killed, 150 injured – 5-2002
  • Roman Catholic priest pleads guilty to possessing child pornography – 5-2002
  • Two Navy jets crash into the Gulf of Mexico – 5-9-2002
  • Suicide bomber kills 13, injures 23 in Karachi, Pakistan – 5-8-2002
  • Hamas suicide bomber kills 16, dozens injured in blast in Israel – 5-7-2002
  • China Northern Airlines jet crashes in northeast China, killing 112 people – 5-7-2002
  • Egypt Air Plane Crashes in Tunisia - at least 15 deaths – 5-7-2002
  • EAS Airlines Plane crashes in Nigeria - 148 people killed – 5-4-2002
  • Scoutmaster, Manhattan Troop 666, pleads guilty to 4 counts of 3rd degree sodomy – 5-2002
  • Showtime cable network announces addition of gay cartoon "Queer Duck" – 5-2002
  • Gay TV program celebrates drug use, promiscuous sex, and statutory homosexual rape – 5-2002
  • 18 Pipe bombs delivered to rural US mailboxes in 5 states by 21-year-old – 5-2002
  • Zimbabwe officially in famine condition – 5-2002
  • Russia and China to hold joint military exercises in August (first in 30 years) – 5-2002
  • High blood pressure affects about 50 million – or 1in 4 – American adults. – 5-2002
  • Suicide blast outside a Jewish synagogue in Tunisia kills 14 – 4-2002
  • Woman blows herself up in an outdoor market in Jerusalem, killing six- 4-2002
  • 109th Space shuttle flight returns to earth – 4-2002
  • International Criminal Court gains necessary international backing to exist – 4-2002
  • Erfurt Germany school shooting – 4-2002
  • Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter crashes into the Gulf of Mexico – 4-2002
  • Swiss pilot crashed aircraft into Milan's largest skyscraper – 4-2002
  • Flight CA129 Air China crash in Korea – 4-2002
  • Mysterious deaths of eleven prominent microbiologists – 11-2001 to 3-2002
  • Terrorists kill 5 worshippers in an Islamabad Protestant church – 3-2002
  • Larsen B ice shelf the size of a small European country collapses in Antarctica– 3-2002
  • Earthquakes in Afghanistan 3-2002
  • Israel launches offensive against Palestinian militants 3-2002
  • 51 percent of Americans 65–74 years of age use 2 or more prescription drugs – 2-2002
  • 100 different kinds of cancer now kill over 5 million people every year – 2002
  • 40 million people estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS – 2-2002
  • Philadelphia archdiocese reveals names of 35 priests guilty of child sex abuse – 2-2002
  • Child sex scandal hits the Roman Catholic priesthood – 2-2002
  • Plagues in Afghanistan – 2-2002
  • Islamic radicals kidnap, murder Wall Street Journal reporter –Karachi, Pakistan – 1-2002
  • Volcano erupts in Congo – 1-2002
  • Fourth expedition crew arrives at international space station – 12-2001
  • Nigerian pastor dies in car accident, raised from the dead three days later - 11-30-01
  • American Flight 587 Crash on Long Island – 11-2001
  • War in Afghanistan – 10-2001 to present
  • Two planes crash at Milan's airport in Italy- 114 people killed – 10-2001
  • Russian Tu-154 airliner crash in Black Sea – 10-2001
  • Anthrax – 10-2001
  • Queen Isabella Causeway Bridge collapses in Texas, 8 people died -- 9-2001
  • World Trade Center towers and Pentagon attacked- more than 2,800 people killed- 9-11-2001
  • Andrea Yates bathtub murder – 6-2001
  • Earthquake in Peru – 6-2001
  • Building collapses during wedding banquet in Jerusalem, killing 25 people - 5-2001
  • Tanker Spills Iraqi Oil into the Persian Gulf – 4-2001
  • Two American missionaries killed when private plane shot down in Peru – 4-2001
  • Wildfires Blaze in Florida – 4-2001
  • Volcano in Java erupts – 4-2001
  • Volcano Erupts in Nicaragua – 4-2001
  • Tremor Jolts Idaho and Wyoming – 4-2001
  • Famine and drought in Afghanistan and Pakistan – 4-2001
  • Italy's Mount Etna erupts – 4-2001
  • Earthquake in Argentina – 4-2001
  • Earthquake in Japan – 4-2001
  • Earthquake in Seattle – 2-2001
  • Earthquake in El Salvador – 2-2001
  • Earthquake in El Salvador – 1-2001
  • Earthquake in India – 1-2001
  • Galapagos Islands oil spill – 1-2001
  • Bombing of British Embassy in Yemen – 10-2000
  • Bombing of USS Cole - 17 American sailors killed and 30 wounded - 10-2000
  • Palestinian carry out more than 60 suicide bomb attacks on Israelis - 9-2000 to 5-2002
  • Israeli Palestinian escalation of violence - 9-2000
  • Concorde Jet crash in France – 7-2000
  • Brush Fires in California – 1999-2000
  • Campaigns against Christians in 35 countries (including China, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Burma, Greece, Ethiopia, Vietnam) - 1999
  • Over 200 million Christians worldwide are living under the threat of persecution – 1999
  • Egypt Air Flight 990 Plane Crash off Nantucket – 11-1999
  • Earthquake in Mexico – 10-1999
  • Earthquake in Taiwan – 9-1999
  • Earthquake in Turkey – 8-1999
  • Columbine High school shooting – 4-1999
  • Kosovo Conflict – 3-1999
  • 30 million people infected with HIV disease – 2-1999
  • Construction of International Space Station begins – 11-1998
  • Bombing - US Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – 12 killed, 85 injured – 8-1998
  • Bombing - US Embassy in Kenya - 213 killed, 5,000 receive medical treatment – 8-1998
  • Tsunami in Papua New Guinea – 7-1998
  • Jakarta Indonesia riots – 5-1998
  • Bacteria that causes pneumonia & ear infections evolving into untreatable forms - 1998
  • Malaria, Tuberculosis, Cholera becoming resistant to antibiotics, killing millions – 1998
  • Typhoid, diphtheria, and Black Death epidemics afflicted India & Soviet Union – 1998
  • HIV virus, which causes AIDS, had infected at least 13 to 14 million people – 1998
  • Eritrea-Ethiopia War - 1998-2000
  • Heath High School shooting - Paducah, Kentucky – 12-1997
  • Rwanda genocide – 7-1997
  • Albania genocide following collapse of economy - 1997
  • TWA Flight 800 - crashed into Atlantic off Long Island, New York - 7-1996
  • Cyclone hits Andhra Pradesh, India – 11-1996
  • Tsunami in Irian Jaya – 2-1996
  • Tsunami in Peru – 2-1996
  • Tsunami in Sulawesi Island – 1-1996
  • Oil Spill off Rhode Island coast - 1-1996
  • Tsunami in Mexico – 10-1995
  • Earthquake in Sakhalin Islands, Russia – 5-1995
  • Seven Colombian Youth receive a tour of heaven and hell - 4-1995
  • Murrah Federal Building bombed in downtown Oklahoma City – 4-1995
  • Russian troops kill tens of thousands, attempting to crush Chechen rebellion - 12-1994 to 8-1996
  • Texas woman ushered into throne room of God on eve of Hanukkah - 11-28-1994
  • Tsunami in Philippines – 11-1994
  • Tsunami in East Java - 6-1994
  • War in Chechnya, 1994-96
  • ½ of the 24,000 people groups worldwide have a church movement of their own - 1993
  • One in ten humans is a Bible believing Christian – 1993
  • Tsunami in Japan – 7-1993
  • Korean Pastor Raised from the Dead - 3-1998
  • World Trace Center bombed – 6 killed and 1,000 injured – 2-1993
  • Oil tanker Braer ran aground off Shetland – 1-1993
  • Bosnia Conflict 1992-1995
  • Tsunami in Flores Island – 12-1992
  • Tsunami in Nicaragua – 9-1992
  • Somalia Conflict – 1992-1995
  • Tajikistan, Civil War - 1992-96
  • Haiti coup – 1991-1994
  • Sierra Leone revolution - 1991
  • Cyclone in Bangladesh kills 138,000 people - 1991
  • 300 Oil fires rage in Kuwait – 1991
  • Oil released into Persian Gulf by Sadaam Hussein - 1991
  • Persian Gulf War – 1991
  • Moldova civil war – 1990-1997
  • Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay – 10-1989
  • 400-800 killed in China’s Tienamen square – 6-1989
  • Exxon Valdez oil spill - Prince William Sound, Alaska – 3-1989
  • The First and Second Liberian Civil Wars 1989-2005
  • Separation of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union - 1989-91
  • Collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe – 1989
  • Kashmir, Civil War - 1989
  • Panama invasion – 1989
  • Pan Am Flight 103 bombed by Libyan terrorists & crashes over Scotland – 12-1986
  • World’s worst nuclear accident occurred at Chernobyl – 4-1986
  • Space Shuttle, Challenger disaster – 1-1986
  • Eruption of volcano in Colombia – 11-1985
  • Brazilian death squads – 1985-1994
  • Massive magnitude 8.1 quake jolts Mexico – 9-1985
  • Japanese airliner crashes into Mt. Osutaka, Japan, killing 520 people - 8-12-1985
  • Grenada invasion – 10-1983
  • Marine barracks bombed in Beirut, Lebanon – 10-1983
  • Zimbabwe political violence - 1983
  • Falkland war – 1982
  • Ghana war - 1981-1994
  • Gambia coup - 1981
  • Space Shuttle Columbia, first space shuttle flight – 4-1981
  • Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981
  • Honduras genocide – 1980-1988
  • Shining Path insurrection in Peru – 1980-1999
  • Jamaica election violence – 1980
  • Bridge collapses in Florida's Tampa Bay, killing 35 – 5-1980
  • Kwangju Uprising in South Korea – 1980
  • El Salvador Civil War - 1979-1991
  • 5,000 killed during the Iranian revolution – 12-1979
  • Jonestown, Guyana Massacre 11-1978
  • Magnitude 7.8 quake slams Iran – 9-1978
  • Sri Lanka violence -1977- present
  • Pan Am flight 583 crashes into Canary Islands killing 583 people - 3-27-1977
  • Zaire Farmer's Rebellion – 1977-83
  • Argentina, Military Junta - 1976-83
  • Magnitude 8.0 quake rocks Tangshan, China – 7-1976
  • Laotian civil war – 1975-present
  • Cambodia Genocide - 2,000,000 deaths - 1975-1979
  • Extreme violence in Turkey – 1975-80
  • Supreme Court decides to legalize abortion on demand - 1-22-1973
  • Rhodesia genocide 1972-79
  • Syria massacres - 1971-2000
  • Jordan Black September Uprising – 1970-71
  • Magnitude 7.8 quake in northern Peru – 5-1970
  • Equatorial Guinea massacres - 1969-79
  • Congo Mercenary Uprising 1967-68
  • The Hough race riots in Cleveland, Ohio lasting six nights, four killed, thirty injured - 7-18-1966
  • Chad civil war - 1965
  • Congo revolt - 1964-65
  • Zambia domestic violence – 1964
  • Kenya Border dispute w/ Somalia - 1963-67
  • Sino-Soviet War 1963-69
  • Sino-Indian War - 1962
  • New Guinea Irian Jaya violence -1962
  • Supreme Court decides to remove all prayer from public schools - 6-25-1962
  • Tunisia – France war – 1961
  • Collision over N.Y. Harbor between United DC-8 jet & TWA Super-Constellation – 12-1960
  • Vietnam conflict – 1954-75
  • Israel becomes a nation state - 1948
  • United Nations established – 1946
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan destroyed by atomic bombs – 8-1945
  • Second World War death toll 50-70 million – 1941-1945

But He replied to them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' "And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
(Mat 16:2-3)

"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.
(Mat 24:32-33)

If you have not yet put your faith in Christ, I urge you to do that today. He loves you and wants you to know Him.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.

You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Marriage of the Lamb Has Come

There is excitement and preparation on the part of a couple as they approach their wedding day. Many weeks and even months go into getting ready. Garments have to be obtained and tailored. A lot of emphasis goes into the garments. Anticipation builds as their wedding day approaches. It becomes the focus of their lives.

If you are a genuine disciple of Christ, then you are part of the Bride of Christ. You are betrothed to the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. You should be sensing that the wedding day is at hand. The marriage of the Lamb has come. Last-minute preparations need to be made. Soon the Bride and the Bridegroom will be together in heaven, united as one forever. Anticipation builds. Excitement mounts. The Bride is checking her garments to make sure they are without spot or winkle. All this is in focus in their lives.

The Oneness Between Christ and the Church
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body. FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband." (Eph 5:25-33)

The relationship between Christ and the Church is a profound mystery (v. 32), which is typified by the relationship between husband and wife. This passage teaches us that Christ loves the Church (v. 25). He gave Himself up to make her holy (v. 26). Notice that making her holy is His purpose. He is coming for a holy bride, not a dirty or profane one, corrupted by the world or stained with sin. He cleanses her by washing with the Word (v. 26). Now is the time to be cleansed. We need to get rid of all spots and any dirtiness in our lives. All blemishes must go. Then when He comes for His Bride, He will present her to the Father without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish—holy and blameless. (v. 27).

The preparation leading up to that presentation does not take place without full participation on the part of the Bride. She will not be prepared if she is unrepentant, continues in sin, loves the world, sleeps at this hour, hardens her heart at the voice of the Lord, or fails to cooperate with the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the Church must submit to Christ in everything, if she is to be prepared (v. 24).

The Ten Wise Virgins Prepared Themselves in Advance
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.' And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. Later the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, lord, open up for us.' But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.' Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour. (Mat 25:1-13)

Although the foolish virgins failed to prepare (v. 3), the wise ones took oil in jars, along with lamps (v. 4). The ones who were ready went in with the Bridegroom to the wedding banquet. The door was shut and the foolish ones who didn’t prepare were left outside (v. 11)

The Wedding Song 

Psalm 45
For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding song.

1 My heart is stirred by a noble theme
    as I recite my verses for the king;
    my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
2 You are the most excellent of men
    and your lips have been anointed with grace,
    since God has blessed you forever.
3 Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one;
    clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously
    in the cause of truth, humility and justice;
    let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.
5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies;
    let the nations fall beneath your feet.
6 Your throne, O God,[c] will last for ever and ever;
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing you with the oil of joy.
8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
    from palaces adorned with ivory
    the music of the strings makes you glad.
9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women;
    at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
10 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention:
    Forget your people and your father’s house.
11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
    honor him, for he is your lord.
12 The city of Tyre will come with a gift,[d]
    people of wealth will seek your favor.
13 All glorious is the princess within her chamber;
    her gown is interwoven with gold.
14 In embroidered garments she is led to the king;
    her virgin companions follow her—
    those brought to be with her.
15 Led in with joy and gladness,
    they enter the palace of the king.
16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers;
    you will make them princes throughout the land.
17 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations;
    therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.

This is clearly about Christ and the princess Bride. Christ is referred to as God (v. 6-7) on His throne, reigning over His Kingdom. It is confirmed in Heb 1:8-9 that this is about Christ.

Look at how the Lord is dressed for the occasion (v. 8). The Bride says, "All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad." The Bride is at His right hand, dressed in gold. Its says, "at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir." (v. 9).

He calls us to pledge our love to Him above our family, as He says to the Bride, "Forget your people and your father’s house" (v. 10). Paul spoke of this leaving and cleaving in Eph 5:31, when he said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." (Eph 5:31; cf; Mt 19:4-6). The Bride leaves her parents and cleaves to Him.

See how she is clothed so beautifully. "All glorious is the princess within her chamber;
her gown is interwoven with gold. In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her— those brought to be with her. Led in with joy and gladness, they enter the palace of the king." (v. 13-15). Therefore, the king is enthralled by her beauty (v. 11)

Another Wedding Song 
Let's look at another wedding proclamation in Scripture that is found in the book of Revelation.

"Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, 'Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.' It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints." (Rev 19:6-8)

At the time when this proclamation is made, the Wedding of the Lamb will have come (v. 7). At that point, the bride has made herself ready (v. 7). This further confirms what we saw in Ephesians 5 and Matthew 25 that the Bride must prepare. There is emphasis placed on the fine linen, bright and clean that is given her to wear (v. 8). This is not imputed righteousness, but her own righteous acts—those of the saints (v. 8). This also agrees with Ephesians 5 about being cleansed so that she is "without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish—holy and blameless."

A beatitude is spoken over those invited to the wedding: Then he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he said to me, "These are true words of God." (Rev 19:9)


The Bridegroom Cometh!
The message to the Church right now is wake up, the Bridegroom cometh!

"And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, 'KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.' Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, 'Come, assemble for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.' And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh." (Rev 19:11-21)

In this passage we see the Bridegroom coming in splendor and majesty. He is riding on a white horse (v. 11), dressed in a robe dipped in blood (v. 13), His eyes are like blazing fire (v. 12), and on His head are many crowns (v. 12). He is King of kings and Lord of lords. (v. 16). The armies of heaven were following Him on white horses, dressed in fine, white, clean linen. (v. 14). What a glorious moment that will be!

We are told that the reason He has a sharp sword proceeds from His mouth (v. 15) is to strike down the nations. If the Church loves the world, then she will be among those the Bridegroom comes to strike down. As James says, friendship with the world is enmity with God.

You see, He’s coming to rule with an iron scepter (v. 15). He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty (v. 15). He is not coming to die on the cross again, He is coming to take His Bride and take vengeance on the enemies of God. He is coming to kill the enemies of God (v. 21).

Revelation to Boy About the Lord's Wedding Day
I have previously written an article called The Day of Our Lord's Wedding is at Hand, in which I reported on a revelation from Jesus Christ given to a teenage boy in 2013.

He saw Jesus dressed in a white suit like He was going to a wedding. He said with a meek voice, “One more chance. Repent. My marriage is at hand. Repent before I come. May the grace of my Father rest upon the heads.” The Lord also said, "I have sent my angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 'Behold, the day of our Lord’s wedding is at hand.' Repent! The Lord has spoken."

Putting it All Together
It’s not time to sit on the fence or be half-hearted about serving the Lord. It’s not time to be in love with the world. It’s all going to be destroyed very shortly. This is a wake up call going out to all sleeping virgins: The Bridegroom cometh! It’s time for the Bride to make herself ready.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Psalm 45 taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. "Behold He Comes" painting © 2012 Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like The Contractions Are Coming Closer TogetherSomething is Going on in 2017, The Vegas Massacre Marks a New Chapter, Prophetic End Time Warnings from Little ChildrenAmerica's Doom Punctuated by a Boom!, Wars and Rumors of WarsThe 311 Moment, The Land Mourns in the Last Days, The End Time PlaguesPeace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night, Outline of Endtime Events, Urgent End Time Warning from the Lord, The Coming Wrath of God, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, my daughter's poem, The Midnight Hour, and the other posts in this blog available through the Signs of the Times Directory. You may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." 

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Cosmic Rays Intensifying

An X9.3 solar flare on the sun, September 6, 2017
In my previous article, I reported how The Contractions Are Coming Closer Together, signaling the soon return of Christ for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. We recently had three major hurricanes strike the United States and its territories in the Caribbean, and I pointed out that The Vegas Massacre Marks a New Chapter for America. There is no doubt that Something is Going on in 2017. How could anyone miss it? Even children have been prophesying about these things, as I wrote in Prophetic End Time Warnings from Little Children.

I also reported in News Headlines Reflect the End Times that last month in September 2017, amidst so many other major events, there was a massive solar storm, and the sun released an X9.3 ejection (pictured above), which was the largest solar flare in over 12 years. You can watch a spectacular video right here of the X9.3 flare, which happened on September 6, just as Hurricane Irma was at peak intensity over the British Virgin Islands.

Amazingly, even though the sun recently had such a strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), it is moving from a solar maximum period into a solar minimum period. The sun's activity definitely has an impact to us on earth, such as the weakening of our magnetic field and the increase of cosmic radiation.


According to SpaceWeather.com, "...Cosmic rays are intensifying, with an increase of more than 13% since 2015...Why are cosmic rays intensifying? The main reason is the sun. Solar storm clouds such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) sweep aside cosmic rays when they pass by Earth. During Solar Maximum, CMEs are abundant and cosmic rays are held at bay. Now, however, the solar cycle is swinging toward Solar Minimum, allowing cosmic rays to return. Another reason could be the weakening of Earth's magnetic field, which helps protect us from deep-space radiation."

Therefore, take note of this trend of intensifying radiation, which is dangerous to human beings. Our bodies and electronic medical devices cannot take it. Spaceweather.com reported that studies have connected "cosmic rays with cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in the general population." You can read those studies for yourself at these links: #1#2#3#4).

I believe we should add this to the long list of other signs that are happening all around us. The threats to life on planet earth are increasing rather than diminishing. We still haven't even reached peak levels yet! All of this is a precursor to the extremely intense sun activity that the Bible prophesies will happen soon. It says:

"The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory." (Rev 16:8-9)

Do you see how people on earth will respond to this event? They will not repent and give God the glory. Instead they will blaspheme the name of God, who has power over these plagues. People, if you keep hardening your hearts to the voice of God in the midst of all these signs I keep reporting to you about, then when the really big plagues happen like the sun scorching men with fire, you will be among those who curse God. He doesn't want you to perish but to have everlasting life. He is not willing that anyone should perish, but for everyone to come to repentance (2 Pe 3:9).

The Lord Jesus warned us in advance that these signs would happen before He returns. He said, "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves," (Luk 21:25)

These are the best of times and these are the worst of times. These are the most exciting times we have ever lived in. Yet as we approach the return of Christ, it will only get more intense and difficult for people to survive on this planet. In fact, the Lord said, "If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." (Mt 24:22, NIV). At any moment, God could stop your life from continuing. Don't take life for granted, especially in these perilous times we're living in.

Let me remind you that the earth will one day soon be destroyed by blazing fire. As the apostle Peter said, "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells."

God is calling all people everywhere to repent now, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Other Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. The Stratospheric Radiation chart courtesy Spaceweather.com, used according to Fair Use Act for commentary and educational purposes only.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like The Contractions Are Coming Closer TogetherSomething is Going on in 2017, The Vegas Massacre Marks a New Chapter for America, Prophetic End Time Warnings from Little ChildrenAmerica's Doom Punctuated by a Boom!, Wars and Rumors of WarsThe 311 Moment, The Land Mourns in the Last Days, The End Time PlaguesPeace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night, Outline of Endtime Events, Urgent End Time Warning from the Lord, The Coming Wrath of God, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, my daughter's poem, The Midnight Hour, and the other posts in this blog available through the Signs of the Times Directory. You may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." 

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
_________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.