Signs of the End Times 2012
What you are about to discover in this site is evidence that we in 2012 are living in the end of times. The Biblical signs are clear for all to see, and after reading through this site with open eyes, even the scoffers will struggle to argue against it. Sure, many people throughout history have been proclaiming that they were living in the last days and the end of the world was nigh, and some of the Bible signs have always existed from the early days. But never has there been a time before when all these events were evident in so many diverse places and with such frequency and intensity. Our Generation is the FIRST generation to fulfill ALL the biblical signs. So we will show you from the many end time signs, that without doubt we are living in the final years that the Bible prophesied were to come.
“After seeing ALL the signs, even the scoffers will struggle to argue!”
If you take into consideration all the signs from the Bible concerning the end of time, there is no mistaking that our generation is living in the last days, nearing the second coming of Jesus. Problem is, Satan can see how close we are to the end of the world. Which is why he is bringing people like Harold Camping into the spotlight, proclaiming false dates for the second coming, which when those dates come and go, causes many people to turn away completely from the truth. The truth being that WE ARE living in the end times. The Bible is very clear on that. We just can’t set specific dates for Jesus’ return. But we CAN know when the end is near … Matthew 24:33 …’So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.’ … And we are certainly now seeing “ALL these things”.
Before you read on, please note this important point. In Matthew 24, Jesus speaks of wars, earthquakes and such things, but says these are just the “beginning of sorrows” and “the end is not yet”. Now that word “sorrows” in the original language meant “birth pangs”, the pain in childbirth. Now birth pangs speak of frequency and intensity. And as a woman gets nearer the birth, the “pangs” become more frequent and intense. This is true also for the signs of the end times. These signs began not long after Jesus’ day, and as Jesus quoted, the end would not yet be, because this was just the beginning of sorrows. But throughout history we have seen the “pangs” (signs) become more frequent and intense, culminating in the day we live in now where the pangs are so frequent and intense that we must be right at the time of “delivery”, when Jesus is about to return. So don’t let anyone fool you into believing that the signs today are just the beginning of sorrows and the end is not yet.
“The beginning of sorrows” started nearly 2000 years ago with the persecution of the early church and the destruction of Jerusalem. We are living at the end of time.
End Time Sign – INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE
Daniel 12:4 …’even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.’
Just look at this end time sign alone. Throughout history we have had a slow increase in knowledge. But take a look at the EXPLOSION of knowledge over the past 150 years! Up until recently in history, the fastest form of transport was a horse. Now man can travel at hundreds and even thousands of miles per hour with travel to the moon! Technology has developed at a rapid pace, which has led to great improvements in computer power, scientific discoveries and the medical profession. Just look at how much we have learned about the human body with things like DNA and Cellular Structures etc. And how about “running to and fro”? This is pointing specifically to our day with planes, trains, automobiles and the busyness of modern day life. We are definately running to and fro and have knowledge like no time before us.
This Bible end time sign doesn’t end there though, because it has a dual application. “running to and fro and knowledge increase” also applies to Bible knowledge. Since the protestant reformation, God’s people have been running to and fro in the Word and knowledge about great Bible truths have been revealed. God now has an end time remnant church with the FULL gospel truth to take to the world before the end comes, which was needed to fulfil the sign about taking the true gospel message to the whole world, which you will read about further down the page.
End Time Sign – ABILITY TO ENFORCE THE MARK
Revelation 13:17 …’And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.’
Now this is an end time sign that most people miss! Have a think about it … What needs to happen in order for the “beast system” to stop people from buying and selling if they refuse the mark? We need to have a worldwide financial system whereby everything bought and sold is through electronic means, not cash.
Has there been any time in history where this could happen? No. Are WE living in a day where this could happen? Most certainly, yes! And the powers of this world are now trying to make cash obsolete, and actively pushing pure electronic forms of payment, like “PayPal” and “Google Wallet” for instance. Take a look at the news and you will see this being reported in different countries of the world. We have the techonology to do this now, which in times past wasn’t possible. And look at the financial turmoil around the world today. This will help in bringing in a “unified” currency to help make it possible to enforce the mark of the beast. Technology isn’t the mark, but technology is needed for proper enforcement of it. This is a SURE sign of the end times!
End Time Sign – VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY
Matthew 24:37 …’But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’
Luke 17:28-30 …’Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.’
What was it like in Noah’s day and Lot’s day? We need to go to two other Bible verses to see what it was like. Genesis 6:13 tells us that in Noah’s day the “earth was filled with violence.” And in Jude 1:7 it says that in Lot’s day, Sodom and Gomorrha had given itself over to “fornication and strange flesh”. So violence prevailed in Noah’s day and sexual immorality (including homosexuality) prevailed in Lot’s day. And this would be a sign of the end times before Christ Jesus returns.
So our question is, does violence and sexual immorality (including homosexuality) prevail in the world today? Very much so, yes! Today, the world is FULL of violence and sexual immorality. You only need turn the tv on and you will see violence and sex everywhere. The cities of the world today are especially bad and are no longer safe places to be.
End Time Sign – EARTHQUAKES
Matthew 24:7 …’and earthquakes in divers places.’
The scoffers love to bash this Biblical end times sign, saying that there has been no increase in earthquakes. Well, I’m at a loss as to where they get their data from, because I have compiled data myself from the USGS website and there is a CLEAR increase in earthquakes. Not only with large earthquakes, but smaller one’s also. They are also appearing in more “diverse” places, with “unusual” earthquake events happening more and more. Take a look at the chart showing major earthquakes over the past 40 years, and you will see a clear increase during the past few years.
Remember, these signs are to intensify during the last days, and that is exactly what is happening with earthquakes.
Click on the picture to download a larger copy of the earthquake chart, and you will see that this sign is being fulfilled in our day.
Also, take a look at this chart on the right compiled by abc.net.au for an example of what is happening in our day. In the chart you will see the number of earthquakes in Japan since 2002. And you will notice that since the big earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011, the number of earthquakes in Japan has increased by 5 times the normal amount. Click on the picture for the larger chart.
God is giving us plenty of warning through these events, and we will be without excuse if that day of Christ’s return comes upon us like a thief in the night and catches us unaware. We need to heed the signs and get ready!
The world is now experiencing 2,600 earthquakes every day! (source).
2011 – The Year of The Earthquake!
Please see this amazing video showing a graphical look into the earthquakes around the world in 2011. Christ said that there would be earthquakes in “diverse” places, and this amazing video certainly fulfills that prophecy.
End Time Sign – UNSEALED PROPHECY
Daniel 12:4 …’But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.’
This sign carries on from the “increase in knowledge” sign above. But I wanted to separate it to show you that this sign alone reveals we are living in the last days. God tells Daniel to seal the book. In other words, to seal the prophecies contained within it. And that at the “time of the end”, the prophecies would be unsealed and we would know what they mean. The truth is, the prophecies have now been unsealed and we now know what they mean. The prophecies of Daniel 2 and 7 have been UNSEALED. The 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel has been UNSEALED. And the 2300 day prophecy has been UNSEALED. So this alone confirms that we are living in the end times. But taking all the other signs together will show us how close we are to the second coming and the end of the world.
End Time Sign – MASS ANIMAL DEATHS
Hosea 4:3 …’Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.’
This one has become a fairly recent phenomenon. During the last few years we have seen fish, birds and other animals die in huge numbers. Since 2010, millions of fish have been turning up dead in lakes, rivers and the sea. Birds have been dropping out of the sky in huge numbers. And we are seeing other unusual animal deaths all around the world. Including Bees and Bats dying in their millions.
The book of Hosea not only applied to the nation of Israel. It also applies to our day and contains prophecies concerning the state of the world today in these end times. So is this text from Hosea fulfilled in our day? Is it a sign of the end times? Yes!
End Time Sign – FALSE CHRIST’s and PROPHETS
Matthew 24:4-5,11 …’many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ … and many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.’
We’ve certainly had our fair share of false Christ’s appearing around the world, like Jim Jones and David Koresh to name just two. Also, today we have many false religions proclaiming many ways to eternal life, like Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, Folk Religions, Wicca, etc. With false prophets like the Pope, Muhammad, Krishna, Buddha, etc., leading these religions. We also have many false prophets and leaders in “Christian” churches, like the the prosperity gospel preachers. And millions of people have been sucked in and deceived by these false prophets. But it doesn’t even stop there, as there are many new age, spiritualist, and satanic cults in the world today that are deceiving the masses. Yes, this end time sign has certainly been fulfilled.
End Time Sign – WORLD PUSHING FOR PEACE
1 Thessalonians 5:3 …’For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.’
Is this sign being fulfilled in our day? Yes. There is an ecumenical movement today which we were told about in end times prophecy that is uniting the world in an effort to bring peace to the world. Churches and faiths and political leaders are uniting like never before in an effort to bring peace to this world. But this ecumenical movement is not of God, because we as God’s people are not to unite with the world. When they do declare “peace and safety” then destruction will come upon them.
End Time Sign – WAR
Matthew 24:6-7 …’And ye shall hear of wars … For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.’
Many people say that this isn’t a sign of the end times, because there have been wars since the beginning. Yes there have been wars since the beginning, but when you look at the frequency and intensity of wars, then it’s plain to see that this is a sign of the times we are living in. During the 20th century alone, more people have been killed as a result of war, than all previous centuries combined. This has resulted in HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of people being killed in wars like World War I, World War II, Russian Civil War, Congo War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq, etc. Today, there are currently around 40 conflicts and wars raging all around the world (Source). And in 2011, armed conflicts greatly increased in 2011 according to this report.
So is war a sign for today? Of course is it. But remember, we are not to take any of these signs ON THEIR OWN. Jesus said … “when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near”. (Matthew 24:33). Taking one sign like this on it’s own will not prove we are living in the last days. All signs need to be fulfilled.
End Time Sign – NATURAL DISASTERS
Luke 21:25-26 …’and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’
So what about this end times sign? Is this being fulfilled in our day more than any other day before us? Most definately. Just look at all the natural disasters we are getting now every year. (CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A CHART SHOWING A TWOFOLD INCREASE OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS) Are the “seas and waves roaring”? Yes. Tens and even hundreds of thousands of people are being wiped out from Tsunamis and floods, and men’s hearts are certainly fearing what is happening to this world. In America in 2010, a record was set for the number of Federal Disaster Declarations given over a year. That number was 81. In 2011, that number was broken again, with 99 Disaster Declarations given, costing over 32 Billion Dollars. And in 2012 we are heading for another year of disasters. Dr. Robert Hartwig states … “The number of U.S. disaster declarations has been trending sharply upward, particularly over the past 15 years.” … We are really seeing things happening in this world now with regards to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy today.
(Source of the above quote: http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/10/03/218422.htm)
See these Stunning Maps of Natural Disasters.
This news article reveals that in 2011, nearly 15 million people were displaced because of floods, storms, earthquakes and a tsunami.
End Time Sign – FAMINE
Matthew 24:7 …’and there shall be famine.’
This end of time sign is certainly fulfilled in our day. Just look at the famine that has struck the world over the past 30 years. Thousands die everyday of starvation and right now (2012) there is a massive famine in Africa. Add to that the failed crops throughout the world because of extreme weather, and you have a worldwide shortage of food on it’s way. The sad thing about this sign, is that the amount of food that is wasted in the developed world could feed the hungry! So think about those in need next time you are about to fill up your shopping trolley with food that will be wasted.
The Bible teaches us that we need to be helping the poor and needy, by giving them of our bread and clothing. Rather than throwing away what we don’t want or need.
End Time Sign – PESTILENCES
Matthew 24:7 …’and pestilences.’
Some of these signs of the end times on their own are strong indicators of us living in the last days, like this one. This world we live in now is just full of diseases … “A handful of infectious diseases – which account for 50% of deaths among children or young adults – pose a threat to the world’s future prosperity, says the World Health Organisation.” … This was quoted in 1999!! And this is just for infectious diseases. Today, there are now hundreds of infectious diseases in humans. And now disease is not only common place in people, but the majority of animals too.
And how about Cancer, AIDS, Tuberculosis, Measles, Malaria, Cholera, Bird Flu just to name a few deadly diseases. With Cancer and AIDS alone causing around 10 million deaths each year. Is this Biblical end times sign fulfilled in our day? Without doubt! And with these “super bugs” now being resistant to antibiotics, things are getting worse.
End Time Sign – CHRISTIANS BEING KILLED
Matthew 24:9-10 …’Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.’
Christians were being killed for their faith in the first century, as well as during the dark ages when the Roman Catholic Church ruled the world and killed tens of millions of God’s people. This is being repeated today in places like Iraq, Iran, China, North Korea, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Egypt, where many Christians are being killed for their faith in Christ Jesus everyday. And once the mark of the beast is enforced soon, then this persecution will spread to the Western World.
End Time Sign – INCREASE IN SIN
Matthew 24:12 …’And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.’
Idolatry, Adultery, Violence, Lust, Greed, Disrespect, Homosexuality, Theft, Lying, Aggression, Selfishness. Is this Biblical sign fulfilled in our day? Absolutely! Just go back 50 years and you would not see half the sin and wickedness that we see in people today. Look at what is portrayed on our TV screens and in the movies and video games! Violence, lust and all manner of evil. This is one of the major end of time signs. Our world today is aching under the burden of sin and I’m sure God will not allow it to continue for much longer.
Let’s just take a look at just one sin that is being committed in America. ABORTION! Since the year 1973, over 50 MILLION of God’s little children have been aborted (or to use the correct word – killed). And please note, I am not just talking about the sins of non Christians. A sure sign that we are living in the end times is the fact that the Christian churches are full of unconverted, sin loving people! Many of them thinking they don’t need to keep the ten commandments, and can continue living in sin, as long as they “believe” in Jesus and go to church once a week. Yes, iniquity has abounded!
End Time Sign – MAN OF SIN REVEALED
2 Thessalonians 2:3 …’Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.’
Paul here is saying that “THAT DAY”, the second coming of Christ, will not come until the falling away happens and that man of sin is revealed. This falling away is the apostasy that took place with the Roman Catholic Church, merging Christianity with Paganism, and that man of sin who was “revealed” to the world during the Protestant reformation is none other than “the” pope(s) of the Roman Catholic Church.
So, the falling away has happened and the man of sin has been revealed. Therefore the second coming of Christ can happen and this shows we are living in the end times.
End Time Sign – CHRISTIANS TURN AWAY FROM TRUTH
2 Timothy 4:3-4 …’For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.’
This end time sign has certainly been fulfilled in our generation. A great majority of professing Christians these days do not study the Bible much. Instead they just rely on their pastor’s word as the truth. Let me give you an example. Back during the Protestant reformation, where many people died standing up for the truth of God’s Word. God revealed a great truth to the world about who the antichrist was. All of the reformers knew the truth about the Roman Catholic Church being the Bible antichrist. But as time has gone on and false teachers have crept into the churches, the majority of Protestants now reject this great truth that God opened up to the early Protestant leaders.
The above end time sign from Timothy also says that they would be turned unto fables. Let me give you a few fables that the majority of Christians have been turned to. 1. The secret rapture. 2. Looking to Israel for fulfillment of end times prophecy. 3. Mark of the beast being a microchip. 4. The Battle of Armageddon being a physical battle. And there are many more. Please see this prophecy site for the truth on these topics.
Great and precious truths were opened to the people of the Protestant reformation, but these truths were not carried on. God does have a remnant church with the full gospel truth, but we now live in a day where the majority have turned away from the truth and been turned to fables. This sign of the end times has certainly been fulfilled in our generation.
End Time Sign – GOD DESTROY THOSE WHO DESTROY EARTH
Revelation 11:18 …’And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.’
Are the nations angry today? Yes, we have uprisings, conflicts and wars ALL OVER the earth. And what about man destroying the earth? Well, all throughout history, the most dangerous weapon that man had was a bow and arrow. Man could not do much damage to the earth. But now just look at what man can do and IS doing to the earth through industry, weapons of war (ie, atomic bomb), chemicals, oil exploration, depletion of the forests and so on. Just look at the massive oil spills that have happened during the past 30 years around the world. The rivers and seas are becoming completely polluted. Man is certainly destroying the earth like no other time in history, and God’s wrath is about to fall upon them!
We have been living in the time of judgment since 1844 and once the judgment has ended, THEN Christ Jesus will return to “reward” the saints and “destroy those who destroy the earth”.
End Time Sign – GOSPEL PREACHED TO WORLD
Matthew 24:14 …’And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.’
Notice Jesus said “THIS” gospel? There are many “gospels” being preached out there, but it is the TRUE GOSPEL that is to be preached to the world before the end can come. So can this be fulfilled today as being one of the signs of the end times? Yes, because God’s people are preaching the true gospel throughout the world like never before, through the internet, tv and satellite, radio, in the pulpit, and through print. We have never had the resources available before to reach the world the way we can now. This ministry alone receives thousands of visits everyday from people from all over the world seeking the truth. So yes, this Bible sign is BEING fulfilled now.
Take a look at this interesting quote from the 1980′s … “Before the final end, the world is to hear the message of the Lord’s coming. Had no more rapid means of conveyance and communication been found than existed a century ago, it would have been impossible to communicate such a message to one generation. But such a work must be done for the last generation … Then the last generation everywhere must hear the message, and this calls for rapid transit, and lightning couriers to bear the tidings to various parts of the earth.” (Bible Readings for the Home, 1988 Ed.)
And what do we have now for “rapid transit” of the gospel message around the world? The internet and satellite! We are living in a time like no other and the gospel message is soon to reach the final corners of the earth, and THEN the final stages of this earth’s history will take place.
But what about all the different languages you may say? Well, Faith Comes by Hearing provides a free audio app that shares the Bible in over 570 languages! And that number is growing all the time. So yes, the languages of the world are being reached with the Word of God.