“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4
Christians who believe Rome or America will bring about the anti-Christ should note that through the centuries, the church has interpreted end times Bible prophecy with limited understanding, because they were not living in “the time of the end.”
However, Matthew 24:33-34 says there is a generation that will see all the signs of the end times happening at once, and according to 2 Thessalonians 2:3, this generation will see a great falling away, the anti-Christ, and the coming of the Lord.
So, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Matthew 24:33-34
CONCURRENT SIGNS OF THE LAST DAYS, AS LISTED BY JESUS (Matthew Chapter 24):
NOTE* The Bible shows the “last days” began when Jesus came to earth. explains: “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son. ( Bible QHebrews 1:1-2)”
“Many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (verse 5) – since the 18th century, many have claimed to be Jesus (this is just what Wiki has on record).
“Ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars.” (verse 6) – Wars and battles throughout history
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” (verse 9) – This began after Christ’s resurrection, with the first martyr, Steven, initiating the start of this particular prophecy. Christian persecution, there is actually a worldwide watch-list today.
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (verse 12) – “Sin Cities” around the world
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (verse 14) – The gospel has reached most countries; however, this will be fully completed in the Great Tribulation, when the Angel with the Everlasting Gospel goes about the Earth preaching it… “and then shall the end come”… just as Christ said.
The apostle, Luke, included these words of Jesus: “and there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” (Luke 21:25) – blood moon tetrads / eclipse, meteor showers all foreshadowing the day of the Lord (Rev 6:13-17), tsunamis.
THE GREAT FALLING AWAY, AND THE REVEALING OF THE ANTI-CHRIST (2 Thessalonians 2:3):
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come (second coming of Jesus), except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin (Anti-Christ) be revealed, the son of perdition.
The Antichrist, and all that comes with him, will then be revealed (right behind the great falling away, in the same verse).
Jesus stressed the importance of watching the signs for his coming in Matthew 16:2-3:
When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
It is crucial for us to watch, search the scriptures, and seek God’s guidance without boundaries drawn by tradition; for what seemed logical in the past, is an incomplete picture of the future.
There will be a realization of true Bible prophecy, as the book of Daniel unfolds in the last days, and this is the generation that must decide what to do with the information.