Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The world’s darkest hour will abruptly end with the dawning of the brightest day when Jesus Christ returns.
Sunday, July 20, 2003
This dictator is a political ruler of the revived Roman Empire, but he is the religious leader of world religion, ecumenical religion, and the key to the worship is the image of this dictator.
The Jews living in Jerusalem at this time have responded to the message of the 144 thousand Jewish evangelists, REV 7:4.
1. The universal means of communication,
2. The explosion of cults and the occult, MAT 24:4-5.
Counterfeit spirituality is everywhere with cults and false Christs, psychic phenomena, spiritism, Satan worship, witchcraft, nature worship and the New Age movement, 1TI 4:1.
3. One of the signs of the last days or the end times would be the increase of wars, MAT 24:6-8.
The Washington Post – “The barbarian wars of centuries past were alley fights in comparison.”
4. The increase of famines and diseases, MAT 24:7-8.
5. The increase in earthquakes, MAT 24:7.
The Universal Almanac –
there were only 21 earthquakes of major strength between the years 1000 and 1800.
But between 1800 and 1900 there were 18 major earthquakes.
Between 1900 and 1950, there were 33 major quakes — almost as many as the number in the preceding 1,850 years!
Between 1950 and 1991 there were 93 major earthquakes, almost triple the number of the previous half century — which claimed the lives of 1.3 million people around the world.
6. Israel’s rebirth,
As Jesus prophesied, the Jews were scattered during the Jewish-Roman war of AD 70, LUK 21:24.
Also prophesied to occur before Christ’s return, the nation of Israel was miraculously reborn on May 14, 1948.
7. Plummeting or plunging morality,
8. Explosion of travel and education, DAN 12:4.
DAN 12:4 But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.
“Many will go back and forth” = “speeding about, here and there,” or
The Living Bible –
“travel shall be greatly increased.”
“Knowledge shall be increased,” DAN 12:4.
The equivalent of over 300 million pages of text is now sent over the Internet every day.
Eighty percent of all the scientists who have ever lived are alive today, and every minute they add 2,000 pages to man’s scientific knowledge.
Increased centralization of world financial and political power is a prelude to the soon-coming world power system in the hands of “Antichrist” – the incarnation of Satan who will deceive most of the world,
Dan 7-12, MAT 24:15, Rev 13.
10. Increase in apostasy, 2TH 2:3.
In the last days there will be a form of godliness, although they have denied its power, 2TI 3:5.
In Noah’s days, “the earth was corrupt before God, and filled with violence,” GEN 6:5,11.
In the past 30 years alone, suicide and murder have claimed the lives of over 1,200,000 Americans, more than all the men killed in all the wars in the history of the U.S.
12. The Antichrist is coming, 1JO 2:18.
The rise of a one-world government headed by an evil tyrant known as the Antichrist or “the Beast.”
The Bible tells of an ingenious seven-year peace agreement or “covenant” which will be pivotal to the Antichrist’s claim to world leadership.
3 1/2 years after the enactment of the Antichrist’s covenant, he will revoke it.
TLJC said this will be a time of “great tribulation such as has not been since the beginning of the world,” MAT 24:15,21.
13. The “Mark of the Beast.”
14. The Second Coming.