Friends, significant world events are taking place at such a rapid pace it is almost impossible to keep up! By “significant,” I mean relevant to what the Bible identifies as end time events. Here are a few signs of the times:
- Following an 8.2 earthquake last week, Mexico City was hit by a 7+ earthquake yesterday. Earthquakes worldwide are multiplying in frequency and severity. (Matthew 24:7)
- In a stunning public appearance, Egypt’s President el-Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday in New York (ahead of the UN General Assembly gathering). This is historic…and Biblical! Isaiah 11:16 and Isaiah 19:23-25 tell us that Egypt will be a blessing in the earth, and a friend of Israel. Read more about this historically significant meeting here.
- President Trump delivered what many are calling a very strong, anti-globalism speech at the UN. While the idea of One World Order is growing by leaps and bounds, particularly in Europe, President Trump emphatically touted nationalism rather than globalism and spoke authoritatively about state sponsors of terrorism. I’m not particularly a Trump fan, but believe he is being used by the Lord to defend certain Biblical principles (such as nationalism) and to shake up the American political system. Pray for our President. (Amir Tsarfati posted a very informative 20-minute video regarding Trump’s speech.)
- Hurricane Maria barreled through already-devastated Caribbean islands. Indeed, all creation groans as birth pains continue. (Romans 8:22-23)
We are living in exciting times! How can I say that? Because, as believers, God has promised to deliver us, through salvation in Jesus Christ, from the wrath that is to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:9). So, despite the “signs of the times,” lift up your heads for your redemption draws near! (Luke 21:29)
PS: We’re talking about these very things in our study, What in the World is Going On? Other than current events, we’ll dive into the False Prophet, One World Religion, the Antichrist and One World Government in the next couple weeks. Come join us at either Northwest Campus (9:00 in the Prayer Room) or Central Campus (11:00 in Room 403) Sunday mornings at Calvary Community Church. (Directions and info here.)