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PROPHETIC SIGNS THAT WE ARE IN THE END TIMES [A good summary of SOME key evidences--QX]
CONTENDER MINISTRIES ^ | 11 JUL 2004 | JENNIFER RAST

Posted on 11/07/2004 8:40:35 PM PST by Quix

Prophetic Signs that we are in the End Times

Contender Ministries

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The Bible gives many examples of signs that should warn us of the coming end of the age. Six such signs are given by Jesus, two characteristics are given by Paul, and eleven other occurrences are given by the prophets to occur prior to or soon after the end of the age. While we are also told we will not know the time of the End, God obviously wanted us to know when that time was getting closer. As the Christian church is increasingly drawn into the interfaith movement, and as more and more churches go into isolation, preparing to sleep through the growing attacks on their faith, perhaps God knew it would take a few signs to wake us up and remind us that we have work to do.

Unfortunately, many Christians take the verses that tell us we won't know the time of His coming to mean they should ignore any and all scripture that might warn us of this time of tribulation. Others have fallen into the trap of fearing being labeled a "conspiracy theorist" should they display an interest in the Biblical prophecies about our future on Earth. My philosophy is simple. God included it in the Bible and, since God is all knowing, we should trust that it is something we should know and study along with the rest of His Word.

It is increasingly obvious that the time of our Lord's coming is drawing near. Prophecy is being fulfilled daily, and at a faster pace than ever before. Whether you believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, or believe Christians will be witness to the full tribulation, wrath, and final judgments, matters not. The beginning of birth pains and the signs of the times should have the same effect on all of us. It should motivate us to save as many souls as we can in the time that we have left. The Great Commission tells us to be disciples to all nations, bringing the message of salvation through Christ to all people. If the Church is raptured before the tribulation, it is important that we leave behind an explanation for the trials and judgments those left behind will face. How else will they recognize the deception of the anti-Christ and seek instead the truth of the Bible? If we are to endure the tribulation along side them, we will need to be prepared to not only share the message of salvation, but share with them the reasons for God's judgment and hold it up as further proof of their need to be saved.

Below is a study of the prophetic signs God gave us as a warning of the approaching end of the age. Many of them are being fulfilled now and many will be fulfilled in the near future. I would encourage you to study prophecy, know what is coming and be prepared to share it with others.

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SIX SIGNS GIVEN BY JESUS TO INDICATE HIS COMING AND THE END OF THE AGE

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In Matthew24:3 Jesus was asked, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?" Jesus told his apostles to look for the following signs prior to his second coming and the end of the age.

1. FALSE PROPHETS AND CHRISTS

Matthew 24:5 "For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and will mislead many."

Matthew 24:11 "And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many."

In the last several years many have claimed to be the Messiah. Jim Jones and David Koresh are examples of these false christs as well as countless others who are not as newsworthy. These false prophets are a prelude to the ultimate false christ, the antichrist. Many New Age groups, some even NGO's working for the United Nations, are anxiously awaiting the antichrist, preparing the way for his acceptance as the head of the hierarchy of gods and the one who will usher in world peace.

2. WARS

Matthew 24:6 "And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end."

Rumors of wars in all areas of the world now occur frequently thanks to instant media coverage and the availability of a multitude of 24-hour news sources.

Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes."

More people have been killed in warfare in this century than at any other time in history. As the death toll rises in the Middle East, more and more countries work feverishly to develop devastating weapons of mass destruction. Add to that the expanding threat of terrorism and unpredictable dictators such as Saddam Hussein, and the potential for the outbreak of war exists in nations, kingdoms and places across the globe.

3. FAMINES

Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes."

As white, Christian farmers are driven out of Africa in increasing numbers, and foreigners move in to replace life-sustaining crops with poppies that now supply 25% of the worlds drugs, famine spreads across the African continent. The undernourished are not limited to Africa, however. A large portion of the worlds 5 billion people suffers from a shortage of food.

4. EARTHQUAKES

Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes."

The number and intensity of earthquakes this century is at a level higher than any other time in history. A staggering number of seismic events occur around the world daily. The earthquake seismic monitor IRIS shows all major earthquakes for the last year. Indicated by yellow and red circles, the seismic events of the last 15 days provides strong evidence of the fulfillment of Matthew 24:7 in our day. By contrast, in the years from 1890 to 1900 there was only one major earthquake in the world.

5. TRIBULATIONS

Matthew 24:8-9 "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of my name."

Christians are under attack throughout the world today. In the United States Christians still enjoy freedom to worship God without suffering much more than ridicule, hatred, or discrimination at work and school. However in many other countries such as China, Sudan, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Russia, and many Muslim nations, Christian suffer much greater persecution and often times death for their faith. During the tribulation this suffering will be worldwide and will continue even to the point of martyrdom. These first 5 signs will increase in intensity and severity as the tribulation approaches, much like the birth pangs or contractions of a pregnant woman worsen as the delivery time approaches.

6. THE GOSPEL WILL BE PREACHED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

Matthew 24:14 "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come."

This prophecy has already been fulfilled through television, radio, missionaries, the translation of the Bible into many languages, and the internet. People all over the world now hear the message of Christ from missionaries who have the means to travel the globe, and via technology that allows us to communicate with people on the other side of the world right from our own homes, churches and offices.

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TWO CHARACTERISTICS OF THE END OF THE AGE FROM THE APOSTLE PAUL

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1. GODLESSNESS IN THE LAST DAYS

II Timothy 3:1-5,7 "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of god; holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

For anyone who has watched television, read a newspaper, lost a retirement to corporate greed and corruption, or just walked outside their front door, it is obvious this prophecy has been fulfilled by our generation. Our leaders are often corrupt; our cities are filled with crime, brutality, and neon signs proclaiming our sinful, godless nature. The New Age Movement brings in increasing numbers of mystics who claim to be the enlightened ones. They are some of the most educated and influential people in our societies, and yet the most lacking in real truth.

2. APOSTASY (FALLING AWAY FROM THE FAITH)

I Timothy 4:1-3 "But the spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons. By means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth."

Churches today are becoming more and more ecumenical, embracing the New Age interfaith agenda, and denying Christ as the only way to salvation. Giving in to the politically correct media and a corrupt society, they have embrace homosexuality as an acceptable alternate lifestyle and preach tolerance and compromise in place of God's truth for the salvation of the world. The environmentalist movement within the New Age movement lures them into a worship of mother earth, belief in past lives, reincarnation, and Karma while demonizing all those who would eat the meat God gave us as nourishment for our bodies.

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ELEVEN FULFILLMENTS OF BIBLE PROPHECY REQUIRED FOR THE END OF THE AGE

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1. EXISTENCE OF A 200,000,000 MAN ARMY IN THE EAST

Revelation 9:16 "And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them."

An army of that size had never existed until China's army reached that number in the 1960's.

2. REDEVELOPMENT OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (EUROPEAN COMMUNITY)

Daniel 2:32-33 "The head of the statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay."

Daniel 2:40-43 "Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. And in that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have the toughness of iron, and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. And in that you saw the iron mixed with clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery."

The fourth kingdom of iron is the Roman empire according to Daniel's interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The two legs are the division of the Roman empire into an eastern portion called the Byzantine empire which ended in the 1400's and a western portion based in Rome which ended in the 400's. The nations of Europe since the Roman empire dissolved have never adhered or formed one empire but continue as separate nations, however, the European Union now has 15 Member States and is preparing for the accession of 13 eastern and southern European countries.

3. RETURN OF THE ONE PURE LANGUAGE, HEBREW, TO ISRAEL

Zephaniah 3:9 "For then I will return to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent."

Prior to the restoration of Israel in 1948, Hebrew was a dead language. Now Hebrew is spoken throughout Israel.

4. REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE, RESTORATION OF TEMPLE WORSHIP AND ANIMAL SACRIFICES IN JERUSALEM

For several end time prophecies to be fulfilled, the temple will have to be rebuilt.

Revelation 11:2 "Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the oly city for forty-two months."

Daniel 9:27 "And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolation, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate."

Daniel 9:26 "Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary."

Some archeologists believe that the temple mount is actually 340 feet south of the Dome of the Rock site, putting the Dome of the Rock within the Court of the Gentiles. This may be the court outside the temple that is left out.

There are many groups already working on preparations for the new temple. The blueprints are already done, the temple garments have been made, and there have already been attempts to lay the cornerstone of the temple. The only thing standing in the way of the construction of the new temple is Islam's third holiest site, the Dome of the Rock and government support for such an undertaking. Some possible scenarios for the rebuilding of the temple are as follows:

1. The persuasion and performing of miracles by the Antichrist and False Prophet convinces the Islamic world to approve the rebuilding.

2. The United Nations will negotiate the rebuilding of the temple following a war with the armies from the North (Russia and Islamic forces). This assumes that the war with the armies from the North is not the battle of Armageddon as some feel and that this attack occurs before the rapture or tribulation period begins. The supernatural destruction of the Russian army and Islamic forces will cause an outpouring of Christian worship and zeal amongst the Jewish people who will reconstruct the temple.

3. It is determined that the site of the first two temples is actually south of the Dome of the Rock, and the court of the gentiles (Dome of the Rock) will be left out of the 3rd temple.

A group in Israel called the Temple Mount Faithful have obtained most of the clothing, instruments and other equipment required for temple worship and are actively preparing for the laying of the third temple's cornerstone.

5. APPEARANCE OF THE RED HEIFER AFTER 2000 YEARS

Numbers 19:2-7 "This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed. "You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence. Next Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and sprinkle some of its blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times. "Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned. "The priest shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest shall be unclean until evening."

A red heifer will be required to be used in the process of purification described in the book of Numbers. In May 1997 the first Red Heifer was born in 2000 years. Another red Heifer was born in Israel in March of 2002.

6. INCREASE IN KNOWLEDGE AND TRAVEL

Daniel 12:4 "But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."

Billy Graham was quoted as saying, "ninety percent of all the engineers and scientists who have ever lived are alive today." Air travel, space travel, DNA research and human cloning are all examples of the rapid increase in knowledge in our generation.

7. RETURN OF THE ETHIOPIAN JEWS TO ISRAEL

Zephaniah 3:10-11 "From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My worshipers, My dispersed ones, will bring My offerings. In that day you will feel no shame because of all your deeds by which you have rebelled against Me; For then I will remove from your midst your proud, exulting ones, and you will never again be haughty on My holy mountain."

In 1984, Operation Moses saw the airlift of 15,000 Jews who had already fled to refugee camps in Sudan to escape starvation. In 1991, Operation Solomon flew 20,000 Jews to Israel from Ethiopia itself. A further airlift began in June of 1999, aimed at transporting the last 3,000 members of the Quara Jewish community from northeastern Ethiopia to Israel.

8. THE RISE OF RUSSIA

Ezekiel 38:2,4,8 "Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords. After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them."

In order for some end time events to occur Russia will have to be a strong nation with a strong military.

9. RETURN OF RUSSIAN JEWS TO ISRAEL

Jeremiah 23:7-8 "Therefore behold, the days are coming declares the Lord, when they will no longer say, as the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, but as the Lord lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I have driven them. Then they will live on their own soil."

In the 1970's and 1980's there was a mass exodus of Russian Jews out of Communist Russia. In 1999 the Associated Press reported a dramatic increase in the number of Jewish immigrants from Russia, bringing the largest number of Russian Jews to Israel since the early 1990's.

10. TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MARK OF THE BEAST

Revelation 13:16-17 "And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name."

On May 10, three members of a family in Florida became the first people to receive the biochip implant. Each device, made of silicon and called a VeriChip, is a small radio transmitter about the size of a piece of rice that is injected under a person's skin. It transmits a unique personal ID number whenever it is within a few feet of a special receiver unit. VeriChip's maker describes it as "a miniaturized, implantable, radio frequency identification device (RFID) that can be used in a variety of security, emergency and healthcare applications."

Is the biochip the mark of the beast to be used by the antichrist? We can't really know. What is significant is that people are being softened to the idea of a mark or an implant as a means of maintaining security, providing medical information, and regulating a more interdependent world. As attitudes change, fears subside, and people are convinced of the need for such a mark, the true mark of the beast will be easily introduced to the world by the antichrist.

11. PLANS FOR THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT

The United Nations, World Trade Organization, International Criminal Court, UN peacekeeping/police force, numerous UN NGO's, and other agencies are preliminary steps to the formation of a one world government. We now have the communications technology, transportation, and the pro-globalization media necessary to usher in the one world government headed by the antichrist. The increasing terrorist threat and the middle east conflict will only speed up the formation of this governing body as fear and promises of better security make more people willing to give up their national sovereignty for global governance.

12. INSTANT COMMUNICATION AROUND THE WORLD

Revelation 11:3, 7-10 "And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophecy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth."

Television and the 24-hour news networks make it possible for people around the world to see the dead prophets and rejoice at their deaths.

Luke 21:28 "But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

Luke 21:32 "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place."


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To: D Edmund Joaquin

Thankfully, you don't make a very good liar, either.


351 posted on 11/11/2004 3:29:47 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: D Edmund Joaquin

Thankfully, you don't make a very good liar, either.


352 posted on 11/11/2004 3:29:50 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix
Don't you want me to follow you? Afterall, you have no qualms about misleading little ones who obviously know no better. And why is it they know no better? Because people like you have told them to follow feelings and dreams and rely on them for guidance, along with apparitions and angels.

If God desires worship in spirit and truth, then surely all true worshipers must fashion their worship in accord with the truth He has revealed. If worship is something offered to God— then every aspect of it must be pleasing to God and in harmony with His Word. You don't worship God with the results of your own hand or mind. That is nothing more but the worship of a golden calf, a man made religion, and I think even a blind man knows about the follies of that route.

353 posted on 11/11/2004 3:44:13 PM PST by D Edmund Joaquin (There are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit and the water and the blood 1 John 5:8)
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To: D Edmund Joaquin
You don't worship God with the results of your own hand or mind. That is nothing more but the worship of a golden calf, a man made religion, and I think even a blind man knows about the follies of that route.

WOW! What a well crafted and evidently accurate description of your own practices and stance. Amazing.

As to my position earnestly following the Biblical exhortations and pattern layed out reasonably clearly in Paul's Scriptural writings about dreams, visions and the like . . . I feel humbled and blessed if there's ever any slight chance I might have some slight influence on others toward learning to hear God's Voice as Christ instructed and learning to discern dreams and visions etc. as St Paul instructed.

You may go on unbiblically quenching The Spirit in violation of St Paul's exhortation, if you insist on it. But I can't imagine that The Father, The Son or The Spirit will be very pleased with your stubborn persistence in such practices.

354 posted on 11/11/2004 3:50:45 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix; D Edmund Joaquin
... I might have some slight influence on others toward learning to hear God's Voice as Christ instructed and learning to discern dreams and visions etc. as St Paul instructed.

How an you do that when you proved you can't even "discern" that the St. Nilus "prophecy" is a fake?

355 posted on 11/11/2004 5:52:56 PM PST by topcat54
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To: topcat54

I see more evidence that it's not a fake than that it is.

Your biases are jerking your chains again!

I still don't understand you guy's addiction to TYPE II error risks.

Fascinating.


356 posted on 11/11/2004 7:15:08 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Jeremiah Jr

Jordan Calls on the White House to Find a Solution to Area Conflict
05:45 Nov 11, '04 / 27 Cheshvan 5765


(IsraelNN.com) Jordanian media reports that King Abdullah telephoned US President George W. Bush, calling on him to work towards bringing an end to the Israeli PA conflict and work towards the establishment of a Palestinian state. The report stated the Jordanian leader called on the White House to find a just solution to the area conflict.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=71895


357 posted on 11/11/2004 8:21:58 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Things get

riper and riper and riper

for that Biblically slated

"man of 'peace' to come on the scene and solve the problem of

Jerusalem like a millstone around the neck of the world!

Of course, the naysayers don't see it. The scales on their eyes and hearts are far tooooooo thick!

Thanks.


358 posted on 11/11/2004 9:59:14 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix

FROM KIM CLEMENT 3 OCT 2003 HENDERSONVILLE TENN RE ARAFAT:

Arafat. Arafat you’re days are numbered! There is a new generation that shall be raised up that shall bring peace, even just for a season. Arafat! You’re days are numbered says the Lord! There is a new voice coming forth, and the spirit of the Lord says, I will ignite the Middle East! And I shall bring my Spirit upon it says the Lord! They say there will never be peace, but the Lord says, there will be enough for My Spirit to move in the Nations, and they shall unite just for a season and then God says, I will bring my Son, and I will present Him to them. This night, I speak it says the Lord.

Jerusalem, you were always Mine. You would sing my song. Israel, you were always Mine, you would bring the sacrifice to Me. Zion you were always, the beauty of Jerusalem, cause you would always sing My name. But the day came, when My only Son, appeared on the soil, of Jerusalem. Then you walked away, no longer a song to Me, but Jerusalem, you were on My mind. Jerusalem, you are on my mind. I would hear your song, as you sang with you’re children, early morning you would tell them My name. Your sons and daughters, Job saw in this day, they would prophesy and sing with the Lord. You will meet my Son, in the last days, He walked the soil of Jerusalem. You will see His eyes, you will hear His voice, He’ll walk the soil of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, you were on My mind tonight. Israel you were on My mind. Zion you are in My heart. I would hear you’re prayers, as you sat and dined, Jerusalem you would hold My hand. You would drink the wine, the harvest that would come. My name would never leave you’re heart. But you will hear my Son, He will come to you, He will walk the soil of Jerusalem. You will see His eyes, you will hear His song, as He walks upon the soil of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, you were on My mind. Israel, you were on My mind. But Zion, you are in my heart.

(Prayer)
Lord tonight, without really understanding, a lot of what is prophesied, I pray for Jerusalem. Oh yes we understand that we are a spiritual Jerusalem. We understand we are a spiritual Israel but, Jerusalem, you were on My mind. Israel you are on My mind. But Zion, you are in My heart. Tonight Lord we’ve heard something from the depth of Your heart, and we pray that we would enter that, as America faces another hour of negotiation. I pray Lord that you would take you’re people tonight and You would touch them in those countries. Not just Jerusalem, not just Israel, but we pray Lord for the Middle East. For every person that has been given the opportunity for the precious the most wonderful gift of salvation, through your Son. You said to them, that they would see you’re Son, you said to them, they would hear His voice. Tonight we declare it, in Jesus beautiful name.


359 posted on 11/12/2004 12:04:01 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix

His days indeed were numbered. I suppose all of ours are before anyone says that, but the clear intent here was that Arafat was near the end of his reign of terror.


360 posted on 11/12/2004 12:08:39 AM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: Quix

BILL HAWKINS, a man of God with some prophetic gifting, is on his death bed ready to GO HOME. Prayers for him and his family at this time would be greatly appreciated.




The following is from Stephen Hanson

A Storm Is Coming

Stephen Hanson

Oct. 23, 2004

“A nation has invaded my land, powerful and without numbers; it has the teeth of a lion, the fangs of a lioness. Joel 1:6

“I tell you that a storm is brewing and it is not the kind of storm that one would normally see in nature. There are many forces gathering together to make a plan.”

[The Lord showed me a pair of binoculars that someone was looking out of and I knew somehow, that they were for me to look out through. After I began to look out of them, I looked out into the distance and saw a very large group coming towards me.

At first I thought it was an army of some sort. However, as the group came closer to me, I saw that they were people, citizens of a country, who were fleeing from something. There were thousands and thousands of them. The road that they were on turned towards me more and I saw that they were very much in panic and fear from what they were running from.]

“The scene that you saw represents a group of people who were running from a nuclear attack—for your nation, United States will be invaded. Woe to you New York City, for you will be ones held as running from a raging storm. Woe to you Washington D.C., for your battle is also like this. Will your arsenal ward-off the enemy? Where will you run, and where will you hide from the enemy?”

“I tell you that these things are coming. Prepare your homes and prepare your hearts. But I tell you that those who seek my shelter will be safe.”

Stephen Hanson

Blessed Is He Who Does Not Give Into The Beast

Stephen Hanson

Oct. 17, 2004

“There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. Rev. 14: 11-12

(At the beginning of this prophetic word, I looked overhead and noticed that there were three ravens that flew overhead. Each time I noticed them, and heard the flap of their wings as they soared above me and went off into the distance beyond the school that I live nearby.

I believe that each of these ravens symbolizes the forces of evil as they have begun their onslaught in the heavenly places.)

“I say that the era that many of you are living in is an era that specifies the end of all things. Look at the events that are around you, and tell Me, those of you who think otherwise. This is a time when many will look to other forms of religion. This is a time when many will fall from the faith.

This is a time when it calls for deep faith and endurance. Behold…. evil encircles round about you. The forces of evil plan to unleash all of their fury. This time marks the beginning of these onslaughts.

But remember that He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. You were born for such a time as this, and you will be seen through these times. These things will mark the season that you are entering into, and they will follow you the next few years.

Remember that I’ve told you that that figure would arise who exalts himself. He will arise and will make himself known during the summer of 2006. The number that speaks of him also corresponds with that time frame. Remember those numbers, for they speak of June 6, 2006. But I will not leave you comfortless. Blessed is he who does not give into the beast, but follows my spirit in these days. “

Stephen Hanson


361 posted on 11/12/2004 12:12:53 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: F16Fighter

I'm a tired of wait'n for armageddon.


362 posted on 11/12/2004 12:16:53 AM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens.)
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To: Quix

November 5th , 2004- Detroit, MI KIM CLEMENT:

“The Spirit of the Lord says Now that you have put the man that I have chosen into the White House... and you did... I will send you an unusual fire. I will send you an unusual rain. I will send you an unusual measure of My Spirit says the Lord...

...For you have raised up a gatekeeper over this Nation, George W. Bush. Though many do not agree with the way he is, I raised him up to pray. I raised him up to open up the gates of righteousness. I raised him up that he may open the floodgates, that heaven may bring forth a blessing upon this Nation.

Fallujah, there is a battle that will come to a swift end. For God will honor His President and give a swift victory in Fallujah. For as Arafat slips into eternity, I’m raising up a new generation that shall bring a short period of peace. And that short period of peace will give me access into the land that they call holy.

Watch me, for the great victory that shall come before January in Fallujah and the regions surrounding Iraq, you will see it and they will not believe it. They will say it’s impossible, it’s impossible, but God says how can it be impossible when you have elected a gatekeeper that shall watch over this Nation with prayer and with praise? That’s why you shall be honored - Fallujah!”


363 posted on 11/12/2004 12:20:55 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix; D Edmund Joaquin; Gamecock
I see more evidence that it's not a fake than that it is.

What evidence? You haven't seen or presented any evidence. You're looking at a few web sites that all quote the same stuff in the same way. You can't produce one bit of historical evidence to point to the original "prophecy".

Besides, I thought you had "God's Voice" to "discern dreams and visions etc.".

Tell us plainly, according to your "discernment" whether it is absolutely true or a fake.

364 posted on 11/12/2004 6:27:05 AM PST by topcat54
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To: Quix
Kim Clement - False Prophet?

You decide here

365 posted on 11/12/2004 6:35:49 AM PST by topcat54
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To: topcat54

It depends on who said it as well. Some of the people on TV are charaltans.


366 posted on 11/12/2004 8:11:02 AM PST by desherwood7
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To: topcat54

I don't think you've looked in all the nooks and cranies.

I also think your screen so addicted to a TYPE II error is fine-meshed enough to discern or collect all the valid data.

And no, I have no intention of helping you on that score.

Your smug, arrogant ignorance is too fun to watch.


367 posted on 11/12/2004 8:43:04 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

Time will tell.

He's had a LOT of rather accurate hits from weeks to many months ahead of time.

I realize you aren't interested in such facts.


368 posted on 11/12/2004 8:44:18 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: desherwood7

So are a LOT of the more "traditional" preachers, ministers, pastors in virtually every denomination more interested in a job and the income than in God. Many . . . . not really having a RELATIONSHIP with Almighty God.


369 posted on 11/12/2004 8:45:47 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: JustPiper; MamaDearest; drymans wife; Labyrinthos; nwctwx; 1john2 3and4; BriarBey; Indie; ...

end times; prophetic ping list ping


370 posted on 11/12/2004 8:49:22 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

My best sense, intellectually and otherwise, is that it's really from the 400's and from Nilus. I don't know what percentage probability I'd give to it--probably above 80%

I doubt I'll spend the money necessary to 'prove' anything to you.

Easier to grow daisies on a concrete freeway, anyway.


371 posted on 11/12/2004 8:51:59 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix
Apocalyptic hysteria is stupid. It makes otherwise intelligent Christians look like idiots, and closes hearts to the good news of the King.

Apocalyptic hysteria is stupid. It blinds otherwise intelligent Christians to the opportunities right under their noses, by convincing them that their efforts are futile, anyways, so there's no use in trying too hard.

Apocalyptic hysteria is stupid. The victims refuse to learn from their history, and are therefore gulled time after time by hucksters with the latest batch of snake oil. Being a "prophecy teacher" means never have to say you're sorry for all of your previous failed predictions and failed marriages. (Hal Lindsey is on marriage #3, at last count.)

Apocalyptic hysteria is stupid. BY convincing its dupes that "time is short," it discourages them from investing the decades required to become influential in high endeavors, such as the arts, that transform societies.

Apocalyptic hysteria is stupid, since it makes so many otherwise wise Christians talk and act like fools, who have nothing to contribute to the discussion at hand.

372 posted on 11/12/2004 8:57:22 AM PST by TomSmedley (Technical writer)
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To: TomSmedley

Hasn't been my experience at all.

Sorry it's been yours.

Guess you'll have to tear out massive numbers of your verses from your Bible. What a waste.

I doubt God is impressed being called stupid. He's more into prophecy and it's fulfillment . . . as well as using it for evangelism, than I am.


373 posted on 11/12/2004 9:07:04 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix
Your smug, arrogant ignorance is too fun to watch.

Hey, I wasn't the one who threw this item out, highlighting it with 72 point red font
CALLING ALL CESSATIONIST NAYSAYERS,
to repond.

The point is, respond to what? The "prophecy" is most likely a fake. You can't see then even with your superior gift of "discernment".

374 posted on 11/12/2004 9:27:37 AM PST by topcat54
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To: Quix
He's had a LOT of rather accurate hits from weeks to many months ahead of time.

Sure he has. In the same league as the St. Nilus "prophecy"?

375 posted on 11/12/2004 9:30:01 AM PST by topcat54
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To: Quix
I don't think you've looked in all the nooks and cranies.

True, and I have't found Bigfoot either. I'm sure you can take issue with that.

376 posted on 11/12/2004 9:32:56 AM PST by topcat54
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To: Quix; TomSmedley
Thank you for the ping, Quix! There is only one remark I'd like to make which is relevant to TomSmedley's objection:

Indeed, the Scriptures are full of prophesy. Much of it confirms Jesus Christ and teaches us what to expect in the future.

The very fact that there was a beginning ("In the beginning, God created ...") indicates that He has a purpose or will for all that there is.

On the other hand, it is not a good idea to become anxious over prophesy (or anything for that matter).

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7

Moreover, we should never try to prevent the unfolding of God will, no matter how much it hurts. I'm sure with all good intentions, Peter did, and was hit with a particularly harsh rebuke by Jesus:

Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. - Matthew 16:22-23

In sum, I assert the proper attitude is to be watchful for the signs of times so that we don't become complacent (Mark 13) - while at the same time counting it all joy no matter what.

377 posted on 11/12/2004 9:50:43 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: topcat54
Tell us plainly, according to your "discernment" whether it is absolutely true or a fake.

lol.

378 posted on 11/12/2004 9:55:13 AM PST by D Edmund Joaquin (There are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit and the water and the blood 1 John 5:8)
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To: topcat54

The prophecy is highly likely authentic.

Your bias born blindnesses hide many clues from you.

But, it may be that this situation is like a lot God set up.

He deliberately blinded the arrogant pharisees who were convinced they had this theology thing ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL figured out. Probably a similar thing going on here.


379 posted on 11/12/2004 9:56:24 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!

You haven't even BEGUN to deal with the specifics of the Nilus prophecy. You seem to have spent a lot of time hiding behind accusations about it being a bogus doc.

Now you suddenly claim that the specifics of the prophecy are false.

I guess that means that you think we are

NOT

Talking by phone around the world.

We must

NOT

be traveling in the air like birds and in the sea like fish.

etc.

Amazing.

THAT'S quite a bit of blindness!


380 posted on 11/12/2004 9:58:22 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

HO HO HO HO HO HO!

Is your fascination with BIGfoot something related to your bigmouth?


381 posted on 11/12/2004 9:59:07 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Alamo-Girl

I strongly agree, as always.

I don't recall ever reading anything you wrote that I disagreed with.

Awesome!

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo rare!

LUB,


382 posted on 11/12/2004 10:00:34 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

One minor problem ..... Clement posted this "prophecy" on November 3, 2004!!!! Isn't hindsight wonderful?? That way he could "lay the mantle" on Kerry and been "right" too


383 posted on 11/12/2004 10:01:45 AM PST by D Edmund Joaquin (There are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit and the water and the blood 1 John 5:8)
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To: Quix
Thank you oh so very much for your kind words, my dear brother in Christ!
384 posted on 11/12/2004 10:05:56 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: D Edmund Joaquin

His political predictions were published well before the election.


385 posted on 11/12/2004 10:45:56 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix

I'm not sure if I should rejoice or be scared . . . so I'll REJOICE!


386 posted on 11/12/2004 10:48:20 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (Save Terri Schiavo!!!)
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To: D Edmund Joaquin; Quix
I liked this exchange:

Paul Crouch: "Also, let me ask you to repeat again: if I understood what you said, by the end of this century, the president, whoever he may be, is going to be born-again, Spirit-filled, and will be leading our nation in prayer. Now, did I understand that correctly?"

Kim Clement: "Absolutely, and I've said that all along, and I believe that with all my heart, and I've prophesied that and I'll re-prophesy that if I have to tonight."

With the TBN crowd, "spirit-filled" is the code word for charismatic/pentecostal. So it's clear that Paul and Kim were predicting that the next president was going to be a pentecostal-type.

Did this come to pass? I don't think we have any tongue-speaking "word of knowledge" types living in the White House lately.

We did get a nice, quiet Methodist who reads his Bible and prays. If that's the definition the TBN crowd is now using for "spirit-filled" then there are lots of "spirit-filled" folks running around these days.

A little spit and polish and you might even have gotten John Kerry there.

388 posted on 11/12/2004 10:58:32 AM PST by topcat54
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To: Saundra Duffy

Considering the Scripture to be anxious for nothing . . .

we have no choice but to rejoice!

. . . as another Scripture says . . .

for our redemption draws near.


389 posted on 11/12/2004 11:04:05 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Made in USA

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!


390 posted on 11/12/2004 11:04:43 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

Thankfully, you are wrong.

Some things are not widely publicized, wisely.


391 posted on 11/12/2004 11:05:54 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

As is Ashcroft.

I'm not sure about Tennet. sp?

But there are a host of such in the White House in this administration.


392 posted on 11/12/2004 11:06:59 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

Your lack of understanding and knowledge in this regard is understandable.

1) You have an addiction for a TYPE II error.

2) You don't show any serious skills at reading reasonably accurately between the lines and amongst nuances and other collections of tiny key bits of information.

No, I'm not about to try and enlighten you as to specifics.

1) It would be an exercise in futility.

2) Knowledge can be a dangerous thing in the hands of . . . [I think I'll stop there].


393 posted on 11/12/2004 11:09:08 AM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix
You have an addiction for a TYPE II error.

I enjoy a good cigar and a drink every so often, but I don't think these can be called addictions.

You don't show any serious skills at reading reasonably accurately between the lines and amongst nuances and other collections of tiny key bits of information.

Hah!! "accurately between the lines" ... now there's an oxymoron. That's because I see how it gets folks like you into trouble all the time. You read too much "between the lines."

394 posted on 11/12/2004 11:27:14 AM PST by topcat54
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To: Quix
Thankfully, you are wrong.

Some things are not widely publicized, wisely.

Either GWB is a tongue-speaker or he's not. Evidence is he's not. What's your definition of "spirit-filled"?

395 posted on 11/12/2004 11:31:19 AM PST by topcat54
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To: topcat54

Not about to get into THAT

with you and your sensibilities!!! LOL.

Holy Spirit knows.

Jesus knows.

The Father knows.

Billy Graham spoke of all Believers needing to be refilled daily.

A good Biblical position, imho.


396 posted on 11/12/2004 12:02:29 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54

Sounds like my read on your psychology is amazingly accurate.


397 posted on 11/12/2004 12:03:10 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: Quix

I suppose that should be 'accurately.'

LOL.


398 posted on 11/12/2004 12:13:37 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: topcat54
What's your definition of "spirit-filled"?

I know now they invoke mass hallucination and wait for "the spirit" to fall. The aim is to fall down unconscious in a trance and whoever is out the longest wins. How this has anything to do with worshipping the Father in spirit and in Truth, which per the Bible, clearly means to study the Word of God, is beyond me.

399 posted on 11/12/2004 3:36:28 PM PST by D Edmund Joaquin (There are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit and the water and the blood 1 John 5:8)
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To: Quix; UsnDadof8; Dr. Eckleburg

Are you still a practicing Mormon?


400 posted on 11/12/2004 3:58:37 PM PST by D Edmund Joaquin (There are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit and the water and the blood 1 John 5:8)
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