"First, I want to remind you that in the last days there will be scoffers who will laugh at the truth and do every evil thing they desire. This will be their argument:
'Jesus promised to come back, did He? Then where is He?'
"But you must not forget, dear friends, that a day is like a thousand years to the Lord and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn't really being slow about His promise to return, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so He is giving more time for everyone to repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief ... and the earth and everything on it will be exposed to judgment" (2 Peter 3: 4, 8-10).
Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship contends:
"The scoffers described in this passage mistook Christ's delayed return to earth to mean that there would be no final judgment at all. They not only doubted Christ's return but forgot about God's judgment in the past. More importantly, these scoffers overlooked God's love and mercy. It is for their sake that God is restraining His judgment because 'He doesn't want anyone to perish.'"
But does that mean Christ will never come back?
Not according to Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries. She believes that by recognizing the precise signs and patterns predicted in the Bible we can know we are the generation that will see His return.
Here's a condensed version of Markell's watchlist:
-Nationalism is scorned and globalism is celebrated, destabilizing Europe. France's Emmanuel Macron makes astounding one-world statements, including wanting to offer Israel a peace plan. If the Antichrist is to come out of Europe, that continent is preparing the way for him.
-Israel's re-birth is a reminder that God keeps His promises. Donald Trump kept a promise and moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on her 70th anniversary. The dry bones prophecy of Ezekiel 37 came to life in May of 1948. This is the miracle of all time. The dry bones (Israel) stood on their feet a great army and in 2018 were declared the 8th strongest nation in the world!
-In 2018 "Birth-Pangs" became apocalyptic when unprecedented disasters struck the globe.
-Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria opens a pathway from Iran to Israel. Russia, Turkey, Sudan, Libya and many nations are prophesied to attack Israel(Ez,38). This action could further cause Israel to strike Damascus and fulfill the Isaiah 17:1 prophecy.
-The decline in moral character and the tragic rise of evil prophesied in 2 Timothy 3 is steadily increasing. Paganism and witchcraft soar as Christianity declines with millennials proclaiming they do not need God. There is a growing love of evil while good is denounced.
-There's a shocking escalation of apostasy and mocking of Bible prophecy. Most churches no longer teach the 1/3 of the Bible which is prophecy.
-Intrusive technology invades homes and paves the way for the Antichrist.
-The Pope is the ultimate globalist who could easily slide into the role of false prophet, sidekick to the Antichrist.
-Preparation for the 3rd Temple accelerated in 2018. Prophesied to be built in Jerusalem early in the Tribulation, this activity is a sign of things to come.
--A wise woman once said:-- "Things are falling into place. Jesus is coming soon...the headlines are a herald of His coming." -- Jan Markell
"See I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me, to repay all according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End" (Revelation 22:12-14).
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