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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)

We must not be like the religious leaders of Jesus' day, who could not discern the signs of the times. Instead, we must be like the sons of Issachar spoken of in the Bible, who understood the signs of the times, and knew what their nation should do (1 Chr 12:32).

"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, the antichrist, the mark of the beast, persecution, martyrdom, repentance, preparation, the judgment of God, and His wrath upon the wicked.

Rapture Revelation to Sister Claire Andoun Solomon Rapture Dreams: Jesus is Coming Soon! Are you Rapture Ready?
God Gives Little Girl Revelations of Christ's Return Waiting for the Lord's Return America’s Destruction is at Hand
Times and Epochs the Father has Determined 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 Is Repentance Possible During the Great Tribulation? Grieve and Lament for the Church
Rapture in the Last Hour End Time Events The Amazing Sign of Jonah
City in the Sky  The 311 Moment Rapture Revelation - Sixth Seal in September 2012?
News Headlines Reflect the End Times Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster The Times of the Gentiles
Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels Michael Shigaba's End Time Message for Mankind
Rapture Revelation to Angelica Zambrano The Error of Rapture Date Setting Urgent End Time Warning from the Lord
Cosmic Rays Intensifying Word of Warning for America Rapture Revelation to James Agboola
The Rise of Antichrists Rapture Revelation to Ayodelle Sawyerr The End Time Saints
Rapture Revelation to Margaret MacDonald Rapture Beliefs of Church Fathers The End Time Plagues
The Marriage of the Lamb Has Come Prophetic End Time Warnings from Little Children Brace Yourselves for the Great Shaking
The Land Mourns in the Last Days Understanding the Times The Coming Wrath of God
Wars and Rumors of Wars The Vegas Massacre Marks a New Chapter The Contractions Are Coming Closer Together
The Persecution of the Saints Something is Going on in 2017 Darkened Skies in the Last Days
The Day of Our Lord’s Wedding is at Hand Dreams and Visions: Tsunamis, Asteroids, Nuclear, Earthquakes, Chaos The Antichrist
The Seven Seals Being Opened in Real Time

You may also access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

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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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.

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Author's note:  I also recommend reading the other posts on the home page. You may also access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.
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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.

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
  • Locust swarms the size of big cities across Africa - 2-14-20
  • Deadly coronavirus becomes global pandemic - 2-12-20
  • Massive bat plague terrorizing Australia - 2-6-20
  • Large swaths of Australia devastated by worst wildfires in decades - 1-13-20
  • African swine fever kills millions of pigs around the world in pandemic - 10-19-19
  • 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.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The End Time Plagues

The Lord Jesus foretold that there would be plagues or pestilences in various places in the last days before He returns, and that is what we are seeing around the world today. He said, "And there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven." (Luk 21:11)

Millions of beetles invade beaches of Argentina
One example of this in March 2016 is the black beetle plague of "biblical proportions" that has hit the beaches of Argentina. The bugs have come suddenly and covered the ground, baffling experts, and causing people to react in horror. Some are saying that this is a sign the end times are near.

Another example is the bark beetles that are decimating American forests. The problem is so enormous that the US Forest Service has launched an offensive against the beetles. They are consuming tens of thousands of trees. In fact, it is estimated that they can sometimes fell as many as 100,000 trees in one day.

A swarm of black-and-red seed bugs plagued the eastern Sierra Nevada area of California in August 2015. They were of the species Melacoryphus lateralis, and there were piles of them on the ground, which people had to use leaf blowers to clear away. They were getting into everything, including people's food, hair, and bodies.

In March 2013, around 30 million locusts swarmed the cities and farms of Egypt. In September 2013, a swarm of crickets invaded Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In August 2014, Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo experienced a plague of locusts that descended by the millions and blotted out the skies. In July 2015, swarms of grasshoppers and beetles over Knox County, Texas were so thick they were visible on weather radar. They were flying as high as 2,500 feet. Also in July 2015, plagues of locusts darkened the skies in Southern Russia and threatened crops there. Some were as big as a human finger and they came in clouds, which was literally frightening to the local people.



In the autumn if 2019 the African swine fever turned into a pandemic that began killing millions of pigs around the world. In February 2020 massive locust swarms once again invaded the African continent. It is the worst they have seen in seventy years. These swarms are the size of big cities. In one day, a swarm this size can devour the same amount of food as the entire population of Kenya. According to an expert, it can devour the same amount of food in one day as all the people in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Obviously this is threatening the crops of the countries in Africa that are being affected by the plague (see here). Also in February 2020, a massive bat-tornado plague that darkened the skies like a tornado began to severely terrorize Australia.

The prophet Habakkuk prophesied of the end times saying, "Before Him goes pestilence, And plague comes after Him." (Hab 3:5)

The bugs are a form of pestilence and the viruses are a form of plague. For example, as of February 2020, a deadly coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed 2,469 people and infected more than 78,966. The virus, which is reportedly a biological warfare weapon,  has already spread to at least 18 other countries, including the United States. China has quarantined multiple cities with a total population of more than 45 million. The World Health Organzation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” The US military is getting geared up for when it becomes a pandemic.

Moreover, the Ebola virus is another deadly plague that has affected places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa. It has been reported that infected people have been smuggled into the US through the Mexican border and secretly planted in certain cities, where they could spread the disease to others.

These things are happening in various places around the world just as the Lord said they would. Time is over. Get ready. Jesus Christ is coming back right away, but He is only coming for a holy people -- those living a holy life, so repent and prepare yourself in holiness to meet Him.

"Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame, Before the decree takes effect-- The day passes like the chaff-- Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you. Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger." (Zep 2:1-3)

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation taken from the NASB. Photo of beetles courtesy TrendingFeed Youtube channel.

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 want to read my other related posts:

The Land Mourns in the Last Days Trumpet Sounds Heard Around the World Are You Rapture Ready?
The End Has Come Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster The Seven Seals Being Opened in Real Time
Something is Going on in 2017 News Headlines Reflect the End Times Mark of the Beast (666)
The 311 Moment Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels

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?"
_________________________________________________

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

The Seven Seals Being Opened in Real Time

The book of Revelation speaks of a scroll with seven seals that will be opened by the Lamb in heaven during the final days leading up to His return to earth. These seals will unleash judgments upon the earth that the saints will be here to witness. When the Lord opens the first four seals, it releases the four horses of the apocalypse, which are as follows:

First Seal
"I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, 'Come!' I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest." (Rev 6:1-2)

White Horse at DNC Denver 2008
The first horse of Revelation is a white horse, and notice that its rider held a bow but no arrows. I think this is significant. The rider of this first horse rides forth as a conqueror bent on conquest, but he is not using ammunition. He is using more peaceful means to conquer. He was given a crown. In my opinion, this represents the initial emergence of the antichrist. It could occur before most people realize that he is the antichrist.

One historical event that comes to mind, which could have fulfilled the biblical events that were foretold to happen when the first seal is opened, is Obama's apology tour of the world that he did right after he was elected President in 2008. He spent an inordinate amount of time traveling abroad, trying to win the favor of many nations, as if he was campaigning to be President of the entire wold. That's just an example of what may be depicted by the rider on the first horse. Interestingly, there were many other biblical signs that accompanied him.

Obama in Oval Office with crown, throne, and bow
For example, when he accepted the nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, the stage on which he gave his acceptance speech was modeled after the ancient temple of Pergamum, which was considered in Scripture to be the throne of satan. There was also a statue of a giant white horse (pictured above) standing on its hind legs atop the wide screen on which Obama's face appeared. The Denver Broncos icon, "Bucky the Bronco" provided important symbolism for that historic event.

Later as President on June 3, 2015, as he carried out his destructive policies, he personally released a photo of himself (shown here), which pictured him sitting in the Oval Office at the White House with a large bow on the table in front of him. The image had been digitally altered to include a throne of swords and a crown on his lap, but since he released the image himself, it seems that was the image he wanted to portray, which included some of the same symbols of the rider on the white horse that is released when the first seal is opened. It may seem too hard for most to believe, but it actually happened. Some people may doubt that anyone would be so blatant about it if it were really true, yet those in the occult often like to display their symbols right in plain view for all to see. For more on this, please see my article called The Antichrist.

Second Seal
"When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, 'Come!' Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword." (Rev 6:3-4)

The rider on this second horse, which is fiery red, had power to take peace from the earth and make men kill each other. When you consider all the wars and rumors of war happening on the earth, you can see how this has already been unfolding. You have the Iran crisis and the threat of war with them that could begin World War III. At the same time you have the threat of North Korea launching nuclear missiles and starting a war. Then there is the continuing cold war with Russia, and the Syrian conflict, which the US, Russia, and Turkey have gotten involved in. So there is no peace on earth right now, as people fear the possibility of WW III.

But it's not just the threat of wars that involve military personnel, it's also the constant stream of massacres and mass shootings. All over the world there are armed madmen terrorizing civilians in stores, streets, malls, and churches. There are people killing each other every day.  This seems to me to indicate that the second seal has already been opened.

Third Seal
Scripture says: "When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, 'Come!' I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, 'Two pounds of wheat for a day's wages, and six pounds of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!'" (Rev 6:5-6)

When two pounds of wheat cost a day's wages, and six pounds of barley cost a day's wages, it becomes very expensive to eat. I reported in December 2019 that a man in Puerto Rico named Rene had a dream in September 2019, in which he saw the black horse walking through New York City.  Here is a link to the video with his dream:

Two End Time Dreams/Giant Black Horse NY!

If this brother actually saw the black horse of Revelation chapter 6 that comes forth when the third seal is opened, then that would indicate that the third seal has been opened. The fact that the giant black horse was in New York City, which is the financial capital of this country and the rest of the world, fits perfectly with the economic turmoil that will come when the third seal is opened.

Fourth Seal
"When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, 'Come!' I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth." (Rev 6:7-8)

This fourth horse is a pale color and some translations say it is green. The Greek word is chlōros meaning greenish, or pale. It reminds us of a person who is dying, and their face becomes ghostly pale, even greenish. It does not look healthy, but looks like death. The rider on this pale horse is named Death, and hell is following close behind him. Notice what they have the power to do, which is to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. So this seal unleashes more killing of people, not only by the sword, but also by famine, plague, and wild beasts.

I have seen videos and heard news reports of wild animals attacking people. I think it is on the rise and we'll probably continue to see it happening more and more.

I have already written elsewhere about the many modern plagues taking place in our day, including the bat plague in Australia, the locust plague in Africa, the swine fever plague that is killing millions of pigs, and the coronavirus known as COVID-19 that has already infected 78,966 people and killed over 2,469. It has been reported by experts that the COVID-19 virus is a biological warfare weapon that was released from the BSL-4 laboratory in Wuhan, China, either intentionally or through an accidental leak. And some of these plagues are threatening to cause famine, which is also being brought about through floods and droughts around the world. Therefore, it is my opinion that the fourth seal may have already been opened.

Fifth Seal
"When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, 'How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?' Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been." (Rev 6:9-11)

After this fifth seal is opened, there will be mass martyrdom of the saints, as many who follow Jesus will be put to death for His Word and for their testimony, until the full number of those who are to be killed have been killed. There will also be prison camps set up, and they will be worse than the Nazi concentration camps.

Sixth Seal
"I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, 'Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?'" (Rev 6:12-17)

As I explained in my previous article called Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels, the sixth seal correlates with what Jesus taught that before His return there would be signs in the sun, moon and stars, nations in anguish, tsunamis, terror, and heavenly bodies shaken.

“Immediately after the distress of those days 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’" (Mt 24:49)

"But in those days, following that distress, 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'" (Mar 13:24-25)

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken." (Lk 21:25-26).

Jesus taught that after the fulfillment of these signs, which seem to correlate with the sixth seal, then He will come and send His angels, and they will gather His elect from the four winds.

Seventh Seal
"When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them." (Rev 8:1-2)

Closing Words
When the first four seals are opened, it releases the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, which will then run together concurrently. The signs around us seem to indicate that this has already happened.

Things will get worse and worse from here on out. The famine will continue becoming more and more critical. Disasters will continue becoming more and more severe. People will continue fighting and killing each other more and more. Floods and droughts will continue to be more and more frequent. The climate will continue becoming more and more abnormal. The plagues will continue to get worse and worse, killing more and more people. The situation will continue to get more and more sinister.

Meanwhile, there are still three more seals remaining to be opened by the Lamb. The next one is the fifth, which brings on more and more martyrdom, including extermination camps. And then the sixth one will be opened, which will release a great earthquake and even shake the heavenly bodies.

What excites me is that the Lord is now calling His children to Himself, before He returns to rapture his saints up to meet Him in the clouds. Get ready, people! Prepare while you still can. Get your house clean and in order. Repent and turn from your evil ways.

As Jesus said to the angel of the Church in Smyrna: "Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life." (Rev 2:10)

Attributions: Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible NIV, copyright Zondervan, used by permission. Four Horsemen of Apocalypse painting, by Viktor Vasnetsov. Painted in 1887. Images of white horse at DNC Denver and Obama in the Oval Office are used per the Fair Use Act for educational and commentary purposes only without copyright violation. Photos may be subject to copyright.

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 want to read my other related posts:

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Rapture Dreams: Jesus is Coming Soon! Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster Dreams and Visions: Tsunamis, Asteroids, Nuclear, Earthquakes, Chaos
Something is Going on in 2013 The Antichrist Mark of the Beast (666)
The 311 Moment Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels

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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