“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.” Since the time of Jesus, many new religions have sprung up with their leader claiming that he was sent by God or that he had a mandate or message from God. Sign Fulfilled.
The next sign was “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” There have been many many wars and especially with the last two major world wars some people thought it would be the end of the world, but it wasn’t. Sign Fulfilled.
The next sign was “There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” We have certainly had famines in many countries, and especially over the past few years many more earthquakes than normal. Jesus said that this would be a sign that was similar to the beginning of birth pains, and you know what happens next when that happens. Sign Fulfilled.
The next sign was “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.” Now whether Jesus meant the Jews or the Christians doesn’t matter, because both have been persecuted and put to death. The Jews have been more hated than Christians over the years, but lately Christians are being targeted as well. Sign Fulfilled.
The next sign was “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” There are currently only 32% Christians in the world. Yes, many have turned from the faith and don’t believe in God anymore. And we have had false prophets start new religions and cults and even say that the world would end on a certain date. Signs Fulfilled.
The next sign was “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” We have lost our compassion. Things matter more than people do. Money is king. Porn is more fulfilling than a loving caring relationship. It’s all about ME. Sign Fulfilled.
The next sign was “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” For centuries, missionaries have carried the Gospel message to the whole world and are still doing so. And in case someone was missed in Revelation 14:6 an angel flies over the earth proclaiming the gospel to every nation, tribe, language, and people. Sign fulfilled and to be again fulfilled as a reminder to all.
The next sign was “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” When the Antichrist sits in the temple in Jerusalem and proclaims himself to be god, then the end is very very near. Jesus warns them to “head for the hills” because “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.” This sounds pretty bad… Not Yet Fulfilled, but when it is, it’s just before when Jesus returns. As he said “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive…” This is when Jesus returns and stops all the madness, throws the banksters into the lake of fire, and establishes His Kingdom on Earth.
From this analysis we see how close to the end times fulfillment of prophecy we really are. As Jesus said “…when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”