Last summer I posted an article on this blog, called "Something is Going on 2012." It was about the amazing signs in the sun, moon, stars and earth's environment that had taken place in the first six months of the year. Now as we look back on the first few months of 2013, it has become evident that the amazing signs have continued at a breathtaking pace! These include extreme weather events, earth changes, cosmic disturbances, earthquakes, meteorites, explosions, and sinkholes, as well as prophetic events.
A group of watchmen* gathered together in April 2012, and compared notes on what they had been receiving from the Lord. They found that they were all getting the same basic thing, which was that major apocalyptic events were about to unfold on the earth. They said there is so much idolatry and rebellion that God's judgment on America will now begin. They said that Obama would be reelected, which has now happened, and that this would be the beginning of woes. They also said that Pope Benedict would either step down as pope or die, and the man to succeed him would be the final pope, who would help to usher in the antichrist in the tribulation days. That has also happened.
Benedict resigned amid scandal and criminal charges on February 11, 2013, being the first pope in several hundred years to step down. Hours after he publicly announced his resignation, cameras recorded two lightning bolts striking the top of St. Peter's Basilica. Some wonder whether this was the judgment of God. In any event, it was clearly a sign in the heavens. Benedict officially stepped down on February 28, and the Roman Catholic church was 13 days without a pope. Then on 13/03/13 they elected a new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the moniker Francis I. Coincidentally, 13 is the biblical number of rebellion.
One of the things the prophetic people have been talking about is the prophecy of Catholic bishop, Malachy in the 12th century, regarding the next 112 popes that would come into power. Malachy prophesied that the final pope would be a Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), who would fulfill that role during the end time tribulation. [Note: This is not biblical prophecy, but extrabiblical prophecy, so we can not go by it as if it were the Bible, but it is still interesting. I want to stress that Malachy was not 100% accurate, which is the test of a biblical prophet.] The cardinal who announced the election of Pope Francis said that his brother cardinals seemed to have gone to the "end of the world" to find him. This was an unwitting reference to the fact that Francis came from Argentina. So in a sense this comment dubbed him as the "end of the world" pope.
I would like to encourage you to watch the following video to see what I mean by all the signs happening so far this year:
Pope Resigns, Huge Signs in the Heavens, Prophetic Events 2013
Waters Turning Blood Red
Another amazing phenomenon is that waters around the world have been turning blood red. Please see it for yourself here!
Many Other Strange Events
There are many more things taking place like tsunamis, an invasion of 25 million rats in Tehran, Iran, a swarm of locusts in Egypt. Israel is on the verge of war with Iran. The same watchmen that prophesied Obama's reelection and Benedict's resignation also spoke about World War III happening by July 2013. They said America has been conquered, and a military attack of major proportions will occur against America. There will be an internal revolution started in America by the communists. After the government is busy trying to put out the many fires across the nation, America's enemies (the Russians and Chinese-communists?) will bombard the nuclear facilities in America. Then America will burn with fire.
Great events are approaching. We're in the time of the end. This is the most serious period in history -- it's the book of Revelation coming to pass. You need to wake up and realize what's happening. Jesus is coming soon! Give your life to Jesus, and once you have done so, obey Him, live holy, watch and pray.
Then [Jesus] said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven." (Luk 21: 11-12)
I suggest you read Revelation, especially chapter 13, as well as Jude 13, Isaiah 59:13, Mark 13, Matthew 24, and Luke 21.
*The room full of watchmen mentioned in this article included Michael Boldea, Bob Auxier, Brad Medd, Nathan Leal, Gary Kah, John Price, Steve Quayle, David Lankford, Augusto Perez, Vincent Xavier, Dr. C.R. Oliver, Jim Haddock, and Aaron Brickman. Mentioning them here does not constitute endorsement of them or the Trunews program. Nor do I in any way endorse Prison Planet or Alex Jones!
Attribution notice: Scripture quotation 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 want to read my other related posts:
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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?"
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.