Trending Towards the Tribulation: 7 Indicators To Watch

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Trending Towards the Tribulation: 7 Indicators To Watch
By Jan Markell

I have been watching the convergence of the so-called signs of the times ever since someone handed me Hal Lindsey’s “Late Great Planet Earth” many years ago. The book got my attention! Since then, I am fascinated with how Bible prophecy is being fulfilled now for several decades.

The apocalypse is in the air!

But in the last few years, things are happening so quickly that observers of the times can’t keep up. It’s as though the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are now out of the barn, but they can’t make their global appearance until the Church is called Home in the Rapture. The Bible is clear that we will be with Jesus in Heaven before these riders begin their deadly trek across planet Earth.

Here is a very short list of things I am noting in this year of 2022, indicating time is winding down and we will be whisked away very soon.

* We already see the formation of this coming New World Order through the U.N. and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Without firing a shot, they have gained the allegiance of most world leaders for their Marxist plans to enslave the people of the world. The globalists believe they have the means to reshape the world, according to their agenda, via the influence they have gained over the global leaders of our day. A one-world government will be birthed once the Church vacates! The players are in place.

* Three words in the Bible jumped out at me recently: “without natural affection” (2 Tim. 3:3). That happens to a final generation. But who could have imagined today’s society celebrating the trans movement, homosexual marriage, and the slaughtering of the unborn? All of these operate “without natural affection.”

And these issues are a leftist obsession! They love every imaginable aberration. Those standing for biblical values, such as pro-life groups, are under literal violent attack!

* That same passage opens talking about “perilous times.” Sure, we’ve had perilous times since WWI. The destruction of WW2 was unthinkable. But now Russia’s lunatic leader is threatening the world with nukes. There are more than 40 wars or serious conflicts raging in the world right now, displacing millions and often involving circumstances that are, indeed, perilous.

* Let me spend an extra moment on economic issues, inflation, and famine, all prophesied to occur during Daniel’s 70th Week, or the Tribulation, the “time of Jacob’s trouble.” Are we not seeing the stage-setting for that now?

As the food “apocalypse” approaches, the poorest peoples will suffer as they always do. But it is feared that the pain will rapidly move up the global food chain. With that comes a surge in political turbulence, humanitarian crises, and global instability.

Add to this the shortage of fertilizer, and the word apocalypse is, indeed, appropriate and not over used here. U.S. farmer sentiment plummeted in May as producers have become anxious about their farms’ financial health. More than 60% of farmers predict farm input prices to be at least 30% higher this year compared to 2021.

Throw in the mysterious destruction of multiple food processing plants and, in June, the deaths of thousands of cattle from excessive heat—or was it foul play?

Also in June, the soaring stock market took a nose dive, and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell admitted they are looking at replacing cash with digital currency.

Surely the black horse is ready to ride!

* To be blunt, economies around the world are on the verge of collapse. JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is warning about a “coming economic hurricane.” He states, “Right now, it’s kind of sunny; things are doing okay. Everyone thinks the Fed can handle this — but that hurricane is out there, down the road and coming our way. We don’t know if it’s Superstorm Sandy or Andrew. You better brace yourself.”

* How can I not reference the raging apostasy, the wolves among the flock, and the doctrine of demons all thriving in many churches today? This sad state of church affairs may be one of the most significant signs of the times out there.

In May we learned that a new study from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found that just 37% of Christian pastors in America have a biblical worldview. A spiritual awakening is needed in the pulpit just as much as in the pews! Imagine that two-thirds of our pastors (all denominations) don’t have a biblical worldview!

* Israel is sounding the war drums. In the face of Iran’s continued development of nuclear capability (she’s almost there), the Israeli Air Force has developed a new capability to fly its F-35 jets from Israel to Iran without requiring mid-air refueling.

This development is a boost to the IAF capabilities and comes as the Israeli military has upped its preparations for a strike against Iran’s nuclear capabilities — a scenario possible even yet this summer! This may be the most stunning geopolitical development of 2022 — even more grave than Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Throw into the mix the collapse of Israel’s government in June. Word has it that Joe Biden and his administration will do everything they can to prevent a return of Benjamin Netanyahu, one of Israel’s finest leaders.

I have provided just a few short bullet points that I have kept my eye on here in 2022 that tell me the King is coming any day. I could list dozens more. We are trending towards the Tribulation, the “time of Jacob’s trouble.” And while believers can rejoice at our destination, remember that contained in the above situations are much suffering and perplexity globally. And human beings cannot solve these problems. That is why the word “perplexity” is seen in Luke 21:25.

The King of Kings must return to establish His earthly Kingdom on earth and clean up chaos, confusion, and consternation brought about by the Antichrist and his minions. The stage is being set now. The curtain for the last act could rise any day.

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Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
A one-world government will be birthed once the Church vacates! The players are in place.

No offense, Jan Markell, but Biblically speaking, the Church might be here to see the one world govmint. The OWG and the division into 10 kingdoms will be in place before the 7 year peace agreement is made with Israel, which marks the beginning of Tribulation. The Church won't be here when Tribulation starts, but may experience everything leading up to Tribulation.
 

Andy C

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No offense, Jan Markell, but Biblically speaking, the Church might be here to see the one world govmint. The OWG and the division into 10 kingdoms will be in place before the 7 year peace agreement is made with Israel, which marks the beginning of Tribulation. The Church won't be here when Tribulation starts, but may experience everything leading up to Tribulation.
Let it go iceman…..

There is nothing in scripture that indicates, or even hints the church will be here to see the final OWG in place. Nothing. However, that does not mean it wont be close to coming to fruition. Efforts are obviously at work to try and make it happen, but the majority of the world governments are not giving in - Not yet. There must be a need for them to give up their sovereignty and the rapture, IMO, will be the jolt that gets the world scrambling for leadership.
 

penbrat

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Only God knows for sure how far towards the OWG we will see before He calls us home. I personally don't think we will be here for the actual OWG (but there is not scriptural reference either way to my knowledge). Part of that may be my wishful thinking and hoping cause I am ready to blow this pop stand. The rapid pace at which this country (and world) have spiraled towards the trib since 2020 is mind blowing. But, as I said, only God knows. Until then, I am watching, waiting, praying and trying to seek His will as to the work He still wants me to do since I am still here.
 

Andy C

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Can you please then provide us with the scripture that confirms without a doubt that the church will  not be present after the formation of the OWG.

Thank you
To my knowledge, the only time the OWG is mentioned is at the end times, out of which the AC will arise. We know the AC wont arise while the church is still here. Is it possible that the OWG could be completed before the AC arises? With God all things are possible. In the case of when the AC will become visible seems to be while the OWG is forming, and he will be the mastermind that guides it to fruition.

Does it really make sense that the OWG will be formed, and then they will look for a leader?
 

fl2007rn

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Only God knows for sure how far towards the OWG we will see before He calls us home. I personally don't think we will be here for the actual OWG (but there is not scriptural reference either way to my knowledge). Part of that may be my wishful thinking and hoping cause I am ready to blow this pop stand. The rapid pace at which this country (and world) have spiraled towards the trib since 2020 is mind blowing. But, as I said, only God knows. Until then, I am watching, waiting, praying and trying to seek His will as to the work He still wants me to do since I am still here.
This is how I believe too. I am watching, waiting, praying and ready to blow this popsicle stand.
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
It will ceetainly be interesting to see how things pan out before the Trib hits. :sad

I've recently wondered what is going to happen that causes the world to say,

When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape.

1 Thess 5:3




This makes me think there will be an event that causes people to conclude this before the Trib hits.


And to ask myself, "what in the world's eyes would be considered a peaceful and secure time?"






The Hope of the Resurrection

13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died[f] so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.


1 Thess 4:13-18


......5 Now concerning how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters, we don’t really need to write you. 2 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. 3 When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape.
4 But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. 5 For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.


1 Thess 5:1-5
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way” (2 Th. 2:7).

I love this verse at many levels. It explains why we cannot know the time of the Rapture, no matter how dark the situation gets and no matter how many “signs” are evident. I have often heard people say, “The Lord MUST come soon. It just CAN’T be much longer.” The fact is that we cannot know. We can’t know the hour, the day, or even the year or the decade. This is because the Spirit of God WILL let or restrain until He is taken out of the way. He came into the world in a special sense at Pentecost to empower the churches for world evangelism to call out a people for Christ’s name from among all nations, and He will continue to restrain the devil’s program until He is finished and not a moment before.

The devil is the god of this world, and his handiwork is everywhere evident, but he is not God and he is not in control of the times and the seasons.

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding” (Dan. 2:20-21).

At one level, it is frustrating to see the mystery of iniquity on a fast track in these days, but at the same time we must not despair in any sense. To despair is the position of unbelief.”
Not even :fish knows the timing of the :rapture rapture only the Father.
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way” (2 Th. 2:7).

I love this verse at many levels. It explains why we cannot know the time of the Rapture, no matter how dark the situation gets and no matter how many “signs” are evident. I have often heard people say, “The Lord MUST come soon. It just CAN’T be much longer.” The fact is that we cannot know. We can’t know the hour, the day, or even the year or the decade. This is because the Spirit of God WILL let or restrain until He is taken out of the way. He came into the world in a special sense at Pentecost to empower the churches for world evangelism to call out a people for Christ’s name from among all nations, and He will continue to restrain the devil’s program until He is finished and not a moment before.

The devil is the god of this world, and his handiwork is everywhere evident, but he is not God and he is not in control of the times and the seasons.

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding” (Dan. 2:20-21).

At one level, it is frustrating to see the mystery of iniquity on a fast track in these days, but at the same time we must not despair in any sense. To despair is the position of unbelief.”


Good to see you again welkin....

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