If we are living in the end-time of man's occupation and misrule of planet Earth, what would you expect the "signs of the times" to be? And can you do anything about it?
That master newscaster of all time, Jesus Christ, predicted today's news with uncanny accuracy. Also, through the prophets of Israel he inspired an open window though which to view those momentous events and conditions that would be signs of the tumultous end of our age.
We live in that end-time, in the "time of the signs".
Earth's billions, if we have eyes to see, now live in the time when these predicted signs would burst on the world.
Against astronomical odds, all these events - predicted from two to three thousand years ago - will take place together within a single generation. A cluster of events that has never happened until now. Only a very few of the following predicted signs have not yet happened.
Can you discern which ones? Keep this list of 48 signs handy and check them off when you see them happen!
Remember! All these events are predicted to occur within the generation that sees the return of Jesus Christ.
A glance at these predicted situations will make clear that we are surely in the time of the signs prophesied in the Scriptures. Most of them are preoccupations of our daily news!
Unprecedented troubles yet lie ahead for the world. And more specifically for those nations descended from the Biblical patriarch Jacob. The near future harbors the "time of Jacob's trouble".
You, too, will be embroiled in the coming holocaust - but only if you refuse to make the changes in your life that God demands.
"Seek you the LORD all you humble of the land who do his commands... perhaps you may be hidden in the day of the wrath of the LORD" [Zephaniah 2:3]
Dr Peter Stoner [Science Speaks, 1958] estimated the odds against just 48 of the 300 or so Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah being fulfilled in one person. He calculated the odds at 1 in 10 to the power 157.
The fact of Jesus' Messiahship is "proved perhaps more absolutely than any other fact in the world" he says.
The odds against all these 48 prophesied end-time events here listed taking place in one generation is surely equally great, and equally astonishing.
Stoner calculates that if you were to count at a rate of 250 per minute, it would take 190 million years to count a line of electrons one inch long. A cubic inch of electrons would take 190 million x 190 million x 190 million years to count. Stoner says that if we took one electron. marked it and stirred it into that one cubic inch, then asked a blind person to find it - his chance of success would be the same as any one man fulfilling even 48 of the 300 Old Testament Messianic prophecies! Or of all 48 of the prophesied events listed here taking place within one generation.
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For PDF or mailed copy, see CGOM. Excerpt from New Horizons Volume 1 Issue 5, September/October 1997. Edited by James McBride of the Churches of God, United Kingdom.
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