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How can we know when the THE END of this Age is actually upon us?
 
What will be the signs of THE END of this Age?

This question has been asked for generations and many in each generation, seeing what trouble and/or terrible injustices are taking place around them during their lives, have wondered if they were witnessing The End of The Age.

But Jesus made it clear what the Signs would be, the progression of the Signs, and even foretold that the Generation who witnesses all the Signs taking place would be THE Generation to witness The End.  All we have to do is look to the Bible to read what the Signs will be.

But many say to me, “Such signs have always been happening, throughout the many generations, so you can’t be sure THIS is The End of the Age“.

Yes, this is true, but have the Signs currently started happening in greater extremes?  Did the Signs ever in the past, start happening closer together, in closer time periods, and were any of the Signs that Jesus spoke of all happening at the exact same time?

Jesus said the Signs of The End would come as BIRTH PAINS (Matthew 24:8) and birth pains, as we know, start to come QUICKER together and they become more EXTREME or intense in their volume / pain.  Birth pains are very large, very painful, and come together most rapidly right before the “Child is revealed“.

And so today I post a video below.  This one video is a quick snapshot of the world’s natural disasters, or strange occurrences, which have occurred in the month of DECEMBER 2012 ONLY.   It shows how large and extreme the natural disasters are becoming upon the face of the Earth and how such large disasters are becoming more frequent.

Again, Jesus warned that natural disasters, and wars and revolutions, were the BEGINNING of the Birth Pains of the End of the Age.  And so we should heed His other warnings recorded in Matthew 24:

32“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Jesus is warning the World about all the events which WILL be happening right before His Return.   Read Matthew 24.  Study the other Passages which also tell of the Signs that will be taking place just before Christ’s Return.  Matthew 24:9 tells that PERSECUTION comes right after the initial Birth Pains take place … and the initial Birth Pains is seemingly what we are currently seeing take place all over the Earth.  So please, make sure your life is right with the Lord Jesus Christ and that you are not asleep, lukewarm, or backslidden.

Matthew 24 –

42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

45“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants (1 John 3:15) and to eat and drink with drunkards50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

So many refuse to believe that a Christian can wind up in Hell.  But really, what does Matthew 24:48-51 tell us?  It tells us that a lifestyle of living for self, hating and hurting the brethren, and eating and playing with drunkards will wind us up in Hell with the other hypocrites…”where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth“.

So please my dear brothers and sisters, whether you believe you can loose your salvation or not, will you at least see that the Signs of The End of This Age are upon us … they are here with great intensity and in greater frequency … and make sure you are living in a way that is pleasing to the Lord Jesus Christ?  So what if I am wrong and The End of This Age is still many hundreds of years away … YOUR END is more near today than it was yesterday.  So won’t you please make sure you are ready to meet the Lord?

1 John 3 –

But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.

2 Peter 3 –

10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.a11Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.

May God bless all who read this post with the wisdom to prepare themselves for the Return of the Lord and for the Judgment Seat of Christ.   Amen.
 
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Just in the Summer of 2011 alone, the World is experiencing turmoil that is breaking World Records.

From the “State of the Climate Global Hazards, August 2011” (NOAA) we see the following:

Photo of a wildfire

Drought and Wildfires – At the end of July, the U.S. state of Texas had experienced its driest August–July (12-month) period on record, with no relief in sight. As of August 30th, just about the entire state was experiencing some level of drought and 81.1 percent fell into the exceptional category, the highest drought category as determined by the U.S. Drought Monitor. …

Please visit NCDC’s Drought and Wildfire pages for more detailed information.
Extreme Temperatures – Arkansas saw temperatures soar to 115°F (46.1°C) on August 3rd, setting a new all-time high record, surpassing the previous mark of 113°F (45.0°C) set on August 10th, 1936 … Twenty deaths were attributed to the extreme heat in Oklahoma. In north Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth had 40 consecutive days (July 2nd–August 10th) of maximum temperatures reaching 100°F (37.8°C) or greater, second only to the 42-day streak in 1980 … Texas had even more 100°F days by the end of August, 95 to-date in 2011, shattering its record of 79 days, also set in 1980. Please visit NCDC’s National Overview page for more detailed U.S. temperature statistics.

… A heatwave across parts of Europe near the end of August brought temperatures of 95°F (35°C) to northern Italy. … Switzerland, Germany, France, and Spain were also impacted, along with the Balkan countries of Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, and Croatia, where heat warnings were issued on August 25th advising residents to stay indoors and drink plenty of water. …  In Greece, 6,200 acres (2,500 hectares) of forest and cropland were destroyed, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. Numerous other wildfires were also reported across several countries. The heat wave was due to strong high pressure over Central Europe and subtropical air
from northern Africa.

Pakistan flood – 2011

Flooding – Heavy rain fell over portions of the northeastern United States on August 14th, bringing record precipitation and flooding to some areas … Heavy monsoon rains in northwestern Pakistan triggered flash floods that killed at least 42 people and left at least 20 more missing on August 24th … Heavy rains during August 26th–29th in the southwestern Nigerian city of Ibadan led to flooding that killed at least 25 people and displaced 3,000. August is in the middle of Nigeria’s rainy season, which lasts from April to September. However, according to a media report, rainfall is higher than normal this year and this flood was the worst in the past 12 years. … According to NOAA’s U.S. Records, 26 monitoring stations, including 11 in Vermont, broke their all-time daily maximum precipitation records between the 27th and 29th (August).  In New York, the Passaic River, as measured by the National Weather Service at the Pine Brook gauge, rose above major flood stage on August 28th and reached a new record height of 24.12 ft (7.35 m) on the 30th(August) …

Severe Storms – … In Canada, an EF-3 tornado struck the town of Goderich, Ontario on August 21st. According to preliminary estimates, the twister had sustained wind speeds of 174 mph (280 km/hr) and the path of destruction was roughly one-third of a mile (0.5 km) wide. One person was killed and 37 others were injured as the tornado tore through the center of the town. The tornado was the most powerful recorded in Ontario in more than a decade.
According to Environment Canada, fewer than five percent of tornadoes in Canada are rated EF-3 or higher. …

Tropical Cyclones – After impacting the Philippines at the end of July, Tropical Cyclone Muifa continued its northwest track into the East China Sea and Yellow Sea in early August. … The storm worked its way northward, making landfall in western North Korea near the Chinese border. At least 10 people were killed in North Korea
and more than 100 homes were destroyed.  … more than three million Chinese were affected and direct economic losses were estimated to be over $469.5 million U.S. dollars across five coastal provinces, according to Xinhua news media. …

Hurricane Irene—the ninth named storm and first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season—formed on August 20th
east of the Lesser Antilles. The storm moved west-northwestward across Puerto Rico, knocking out power to about one million people. … The storm lost strength as it moved over the state’s Outer Banks and was downgraded to tropical storm status as it churned up the eastern seaboard into Canada over the next two days, impacting U.S. states up through New England and parts of eastern Canada. At least 42 people were killed across 12 states and one person was killed in Canada. An estimated five million U.S. residents and 250,000 Canadian residents lost power as the
storm roared through the region. …

Typhoon Nanmadol

26 August 2011

Super Typhoon Nanmadol (also referred to as Mina) formed on August 23rd in the northwest Pacific and reached its maximum strength of 155 mph (250 km/hr), just below Category 5 status on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale. The storm decreased in strength to 109 mph (176 km/hr) before making its first landfall over Gaonzaga, Cagayan in the northern Philippines. More than 300,000 people were affected by the storm and agricultural damages were estimated to be close to $29 million U.S. dollars. At least 29 people were killed and 12 were missing.   … Please visit NCDC’s Hurricanes & Tropical Storms page for more detailed tropical cyclone statistics.

Severe Winter Weather - An Antarctic polar blast brought frigid temperatures and rare snowfall on August 14th–16th to parts of New Zealand that are not accustomed to this extreme type of weather. On the North Island, the country’s largest city of Auckland saw its first snowfall since 1939 and recorded its all-time lowest maximum temperature of 47.8°F (8.2°C) on August 15th, breaking the previous record of 47.7°F (8.7°C) set in July 1996.

Connie Hedegaard Member of the European Commission Climate Action, put together the below CHART showing this summers extreme weather throughout the World:

SUMMER EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
Month Event Source
August Hottest August ever in San Antonio, Texas, US; US National Weather Service
August Wettest August ever in the Philadelphia region, US US National Weather Service
August Record-high temperatures in South Eastern Europe, 48C in Sarajevo National authorities, media reports
August Wettest summer in Denmark since 1980 and second wettest on record since 1874 Danish Meteorological Institute
August Extreme rains in Belgium National authorities, media reports
August Heaviest-ever rainfall for the month of August in Tokyo, Japan Japan Weather Agency
August Heat wave in Southern Europe with record braking temperatures, extreme dryness National authorities, media reports
August Record-breaking heat wave in South Western Asia – Kuwait 53.5C; Iraq 51C; Rajasthan, India 49.6C National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, US Department of Commerce
July/August Worst drought in more that 50 years in central regions of China China daily, national authorities
July/August Throughout the summer of 2011,
the worst drought in six decades (and resulting famine) in the Horn of
Africa affecting more than 12 million people in the region
BBC, WMO
July/August Wettest summer in the Netherlands since 1906 Radio Nederland
July Oklahoma and Texas set all-time heat records in July and drought amid the worst dry spell in the states for several decades National Climatic Data Centre

 WHY IS THE EARTH
experiencing such extreme weather conditions?

20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21thati the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not
only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the
redemption of our bodies. – Romans 8, NIV

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Below are LINKS to well written Articles explaining where and why current revolutions are taking place.  (Click on the Country Name to read the Article regarding that specific Country. )

Tunisia Egypt Lebanon
Yemen Jordan Albania
Algeria Libya Syria

 

But did you know that REVOLUTIONS were predicted by Christ when He walked the Earth?  He said that Revolutions would be a sign of and would take place before the End of the Age …  see Luke 21 below.  So as Christians watching the current world events, we MUST remember to keep our thoughts focused on God’s Truths, for Christ also stated that our hearts WOULD be “weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap” if we refuse to keep our focus on Christ our Savior and Protector, by reading His Words and Promises on a consistent or daily basis.

Stay focused Christians.
Keep doing what you are called to do … giving generously, loving one another, walking in holiness, etc.
For our redemption is even closer today than yesterday!
Even so … Come Lord Jesus!  Hallelujah!

Luke 21:34:

When you hear of wars and revolutions
, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.
New International Version (©1984)

And when you hear of wars and
insurrections, don’t panic.
New Living Translation (©2007)

When you hear of wars and
revolutions, don’t be terrified! These things must happen first, but the end will not come immediately.
GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)

… and when ye may hear of wars and
uprisings
Young’s Literal Translation

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The Earthquakes just keep coming …

See below for significant January 2011 Earthquakes throughout the World.

Leviticus 18:25
Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.

 

Pakistan Earthquake – January 18, 2011 – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has been reported in southwestern Pakistan, according to the U.S. Geological Service.
The quake struck 6.2 miles underground and took place 25 miles west of Dalbandin, Pakistan. (read original article HERE)

SANTIAGO, Chile – January 2, 2011 — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting tens of thousands to flee the coast for higher ground amid fears it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the area last year. (read original article HERE)

From the USGS:

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