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Yesterday’s Prophecies – Today’s Headlines

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective

                                                          by Elinor Montgomery

December 07, 2012

Let me ask you the questions – true or false?

Has there been an increase in knowledge today? Is it not true that there had not been a knowledge explosion from the time of creation in the Garden of Eden throughout the centuries until 1900 A.D., when knowledge, not only increased, but rather exploded during the years from the late 1800’s to the present year 2012? Man’s means of travel throughout all the centuries prior to the 19th century were walking, riding, carriage, primitive ships and boats.

Within a few very short years the train, the car, the mega ship, the plane, and the space ship were all invented to allow man to run to and fro over the entire face of the earth and even ‘take-off’ into space. The phone, the radio, the telegraph, the television and the computer, all changed the world of communications with the spread of information in ways, which had sometimes taken months, to accomplish previously. Machines were invented to keep men alive who would otherwise be dead, along with miracle drugs, which could stop diseases in their tracks.

Was the Bible correct in stating prophetically through the pen of Daniel: “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” (Daniel 12:4)?

Are the words of Zechariah, about the Day of the Lord, or Judgment Day, not at our doorstep? He is describing something he could use no greater word to describe than the word ‘plague’. It spoke of a great panic of the people of the world who fight against Jerusalem. He prophesied that neighbors would come against neighboring states, which would involve a battle over Jerusalem. The worst plague describes the flesh of people dissolving, as men stand on their feet, with their eyes dissolving in their sockets and their tongues in their mouths. This prophesies into the results of atomic warfare – something, which is the threat we face today from the Middle East, as fear erupts that there will be a nuclear war over Israel, which is in the headlines of our news daily.

And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths. It shall come to pass in that day that a great panic from the Lord will be among them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, and raise his hand against his neighbor’s hand; Judah also will fight at Jerusalem. And the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be gathered together: gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance (Zechariah 14:12-14). Is it not evident that Zechariah got it right and true some 2500 years ago?

Jesus warned of the time when there will be famine, pestilences and earthquakes in the end days just before the judgment. American farmers, in the past, have had the ability to feed the entire world, as the world’s bread-basket for grain, yet, for the sake of market prices and an abundance saturating the market to drive prices down, they are paid to not grow certain crops and to destroy eggs rather than feed the starving. Nightly we watch children pictured on television with bloated bellies, bulging eyes and bare ribs as a result of famine and starvation. Their little bodies are full of disease. We see one major disaster after another as earthquakes take place in various places around the world.

Was Jesus correct and true when He stated: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:7-8)?

Jesus said, “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be (Matthew 24:37-39).”

So, what were the days of Noah like? Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually (Genesis 6:5). Surely, we only have to turn on our televisions to see the filth of today’s society everywhere. Was Jesus correct and true in His assessment of our times today?

He warned that the number one problem on the earth today would be deception. And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many (Matthew 24:24:4-5).” “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many (Matthew 24:11).”

There is a president in the White House who gets his jollies by hearing the public refer to him as the Messiah. Worse still, the false prophet, Jamie Foxx, has declared on public television, for all the world to hear, that Barack Obama is our Lord and Savior. And the fools of this age not only listen to, but also love, such trash coming from the mouths of mere mortals.

Secular Humanism is deception, New Age philosophies are deception, and the eastern practices of Yoga and Tai Chi are, plain and simple, the practices of witchcraft, often active on the premises of our Christian churches. The environmental gurus who teach that the earth is but the breast of the ‘mother goddess earth’ are spewing out some of the greatest deceptions of all. Was Jesus not correct and true about the deception of our times?

Yesterday’s prophecies in that amazing book called the Bible have become the headlines of today. In that they were the news written centuries before it was published, is it not worth a second look at the words of truth, which are life to the overcomer of deception? They are words, which offer a guideline of preparedness for the coming and near Day of the Lord so that you can be a survivor when tragedy hits. Nothing is surer than the Word of God, which carries the message for man, which will lead to victory in life over death. Jesus is coming and He is coming soon.

Reference: John C. Hagee’s Prophecy Study Bible … Prophetic Signs …page 1010