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Did you know in the Jewish Talmud (Sanhedrin 97b) that there is a list of ten signs called the “Birthpangs of the Messiah”?

Modern rabbis admit they don’t know why the signs are called this but as Christians, especially Christians that are “watchmen” and study prophecy, these should be very familiar.  See what you think.

Birthpangs of the Messiah – (Talmud, Sanhedrin 97b)

  1. The Jews will return to their biblical homeland and the desert will bloom.
  2. The world will be in a state of complete degradation.
  3. Truth will decrease and lies will prevail.
  4. Inflation will be out of control.
  5. There will be fewer and fewer wise and righteous people.
  6. Many Jews will give up the hope of redemption.
  7. The young will treat the old with disrespect.
  8. Learning will be rejected because people will desire a life of ease.
  9. The whole world will turn against Israel.
  10. The Jews will fight each other (the secular against the religious).

The Talmud also adds that God will defeat Israels enemies in the war of Gog and Magog and confirm the nation of Israel is God’s chosen people (Ezekiel 38 and 39).

Is that amazing or what?!

It is like a checklist of what we are seeing today.

Not one of those items listed is not being done today and/or at some point of fulfillment.

We as Christians recognize these as the birthpangs that Jesus and his disciples wrote about to describe the time leading up to the tribulation, book-ended by the formation of Israel in 1948 and the climax at the confirming of the seven year peace agreement to officially begin the tribulation period and Daniel’s 79th week.

The good news for us is that Christ will return before that time to remove His church (bride) from this world to protect us from the coming wrath.

Maranatha – Lord come quickly!

-myblessedhope

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Excerpts from the post above were taken from a book by Ken Johnson, “The Rapture pg 48.  It is an amazing book that I would recommend everyone to purchase through the hyperlink above.

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If you have not asked Christ into your life, the essential gospel is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He was raised on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4).  Believing this is the only qualification for salvation.  We are sinners in need of a savior.  Jesus died for our sins, and to prove that His death was sufficient for us,  God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead is our assurance that He will raise us, too.
 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor. 15:3-4). 

 

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Pastor JD’s most recent prophecy update.  He looks at earthquakes and some of the deception around answers give for the question in the title.  He also gets into the why would God use such destruction.

Being thick-headed myself, I believe it is to get our attention.

I personally have been watching earthquakes daily and it seems like this year we are having a 6.0 pretty much every day.  Last year it was a 5.0’s that you would see everyday.  Definitely a magnitude increase.

Check it out!

God Bless

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The following three articles are different examples of how we are seeing deception play out in these last days as well of the effects of that deception: good is evil and evil is good.  Everything is backwards.

First is an article on the situation our troops are facing and the complete deception on facts we are receiving.  Where is the gratitude?  Where is the thankfulness for our young men and women laying down their lives to try and help them?  There is none.  That seems to be the norm these days.  The Days of Noah are upon us!

Second is an article on what we are turning our country into: Entitlement USA.  We are told day and night that everything we are doing is good and positive.  But we are really destroying both those we are “helping” as well as ourselves with this unsustainable aid.  Where is the genuine gratitude?  All I hear is bold entitlement.  The attitude and entitlement is simply amazing in the attached video.  My favorite line was plaintiff response to the question what do you do?

Answer?  Drum roll please…

“I’m me!”

Third is an article about a topic most having probably never heard about.  It was an article run only on WND.com and then discussed by Rush Limbaugh Radio.  The complete media blackout on this is simply amazing.  The double standard is breath taking and the description obvious.  It is becoming bolder and bolder, as deception envelops this world and the hour grows late. (Birth pains?)

All three articles are must reads.  With deception becoming the norm we must look harder for the truth and pass it on when we find it as many are being deceived. (As Christ said!)  I will try to do some of that hear but check out the sources on my links section (right hand side) they are the sources of truth I have been able to find so far.

God Bless!

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One of the things that you will hear a lot once you start studying end times prophecy are “birth pains”, or “sorrows”.  Jesus spoke of them during his sermon on the  mount as one of the key warnings we should look for.

Mark 13:8 (New King James Version) – 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.

Anyone who has had a baby or been a part of the process understands this process all to well but for those that haven’t, the contractions during the birth process begin slowly and fairly far apart, the severity of the pain is also small at first and grows exponentially.

This is what Christ was talking about in the sermon on the mount.  Once we enter the “last days”, we will see specific signs.  We will know that they are the signs by the pattern at which they come.  They will start off slow, infrequent and of a small magnitude and ramp up in intensity and become so close together you hardly have a chance to breath between each event.

This is what we have been seeing over the last year or two.  It all started shortly after World War II with the creation of Israel (which fulfilled a portion of Ezekiel’s prophecy) and has been magnifying ever since.

The team at Rapture Ready.com has developed an index in which they tried to track this at a high level.  I will let Todd, explain in further in the great article below…

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Rapture Index Nears an All-Time High

Mar 7, 2011

If you think we might be a seeing a sharp rise in end-time activity, you would be correct. I’ve never seen a time when so many headlines are being ripped right from Bible prophecy. Over the past two months, Rapture Ready has had a 40-percent rise in its traffic load. A large portion of the hits come from thousands of people looking to see what Bible prophecy has to say about ongoing current events. Many of the key search subjects are related to earthquakes, the weather, the Middle East, and the economy.

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More Oklahoma earthquakes, this time as large as 5.1.  They are getting larger and more frequent on a newly discovered fault line.

Remember what Christ warned us…

Matthew 24:3-8 (NIV) – “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”  4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6You 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. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

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Frank DiMora’s Blog 10-13-10

Prophecy Sign: Earthquakes: After I put up my post for Oct. 13, 2010, I received this news from a Brother in the Lord. Read my post from earlier today and you will see the importance of this news.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — One of the strongest earthquakes on record in Oklahoma rattled parts of five states Wednesday and left two people with minor injuries.

The earthquake struck at 9:06 a.m. about six miles east of Norman in Cleveland County, sharply shaking portions of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the magnitude to be 4.3, but research seismologist Austin Holland said the Oklahoma Geological Survey measured it at 5.1. The higher figure would make Wednesday’s temblor the second-strongest here since records began.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-10-13-oklahoma-earthquake_N.htm?csp=usat.me

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When speaking about the end times or last days, Christ mentioned an increase in violence as part of the birth pains, we have seen then in the number of wars, increasing significantly each century.

According to a Wikipedia list of wars, the past 500 years have witnessed an increase in the frequency of wars:

15th Century – 29 wars

16th Century – 59 wars

17th Century – 75 wars

18th Century – 69 wars

19th Century – 294 wars

20th Century – 278 wars

The first decade of the 21st Century has already witnessed 55 wars, putting humanity on course for 550  wars over the next one hundred year period.

But here is another sign, the fact that we are facing permanent refugee era, due to ongoing violence in certain regions.

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World faces ‘near permanent’ refugee era: UNHCR

UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres warned governments on Monday that unrelenting conflicts in Afghanistan and Africa were creating a near permanent “global” refugee burden.

Highlighting decades of displacement for millions of Afghans and Somalis, Guterres told the UNHCR’s annual governing Executive Committee that last year was the worst in two decades for returns.

About 250,000 refugees went back home in 2009, about one quarter of the annual average over the past 10 years, according to the agency.

They included just 61 Somalis.

“The changing nature and the growing intractability of conflict make achieving and sustaining peace more difficult in today?s world,” Guterres said.

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More updates on the Locust in Australia, a swarm covering land the size of Spain?, video below…

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Locust in Australia post from Frank DiMora

Prophecy Sign: Matthew 24:7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” Mark 13:8 “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.”

In my post dated May 19, 2008 this is the warning I gave you.  Keep in mind, my warnings are all based on Jesus has shown me via His Word from the Bible. “I left you with these words on the 16th of May. “In the coming months you will see more people begin to suffer. Why? Because many nations that grow food will see flooding, many will see droughts, and many will see crops being eaten by bugs. These are all signs listed in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke chapter 21. I wanted to tell you this now so that when you see them you will know these warnings came from the bible and God. If you are one of the ones who saw my prophecy slide presentation you would have seen where I pointed out what was going on with the RAT population. In Matthew 24: 7 you see the warning of “pestilences”. I still want you to watch the news for insect invasions in the near future, especially locusts, but in the news today’s we see a small sample of things to come concerning pestilences.”

Back in April, 2010 Australia was hit with a plague of locusts. I want to show you one video report giving you this news. After the video, when you learn that they reported a worse plague could arrive in September, you will learn that in fact that is what is happening and this new plague is a new round of the birth pains.

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Two major earthquakes occurred today, luckily no tsunami was generated.  The Birth pains are firing up again, here comes another contraction.

Matthew 24:7-8 (NIV) – “7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

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Twin quakes strike Indonesia

TWIN earthquakes struck early today off the coast of Papau, the largest province of Indonesia, the US Geological Survey said.

The first 6.6 magnitude tremor struck at 2.10am local time near the southern coast of Papau at a depth of 21.2km.

The second, measuring 7.2, struck at 2.11am local time.

Local officials warned the second quake had the potential to trigger a tsunami, AP reported.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

It rattled the town of Tual on nearby Maluku island, said Fauzi, chief of the Indonesian meteorological and geophysics agency, who had no further reports from the field.

The area closest to the epicentre is a remote, sparsely populated part of the country. It is located some 2900 kilometres east of the capital, Jakarta.

It is closer to Darwin, which sits some 900 kilometres to the south.

Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that make the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.

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Interesting article…not just because of an unidentified helicopter but…

Did you know we still have forces involved in Mogadishu?

Did you know about the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command Africa?

Or the U.S. Africa Command?

Or that we have 7,100 African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu?

We have so many “conflicts”, “wars”, areas that need peace keepers that its hard to keep track.

I am sure back in the simpler days of Jesus all of these fell under the collective title “wars and rumors of wars”.

Can you imagine him calling it the “oversea contingency operation and rumors of oversea contingency operation”?

No, I couldn’t either.  Luckily for us he kept it simple and said:

“6You 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. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.” – Matthew 24:6-8 (NIV)

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Whose helicopter is it? Report of attack on Somali coast town leaves unanswered questions

MOGADISHU, Somalia –  MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military officials and the European Union Naval Force denied on Monday that one of their helicopters was involved in an exchange of fire reported by residents of a coastal town in Somalia.

Residents of the coastal town of Merca, about 50 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Mogadishu, said a military helicopter flew over the town on Sunday and that militants fired on it. Some residents said the helicopter fired back but caused no major damage.

But no one seems to know who the helicopter belongs to.

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It’s not just wars and rumors of wars we are seeing and dealing with as a world but also a new kind of war.  Wars fought without uniforms and by unconventional means.  More signs, check out the stats below:

According to a Wikipedia list of wars, the past 500 years have witnessed an increase in the frequency of wars:

15th Century – 29 wars

16th Century – 59 wars

17th Century – 75 wars

18th Century – 69 wars

19th Century – 294 wars

20th Century – 278 wars (wars transformed to unconventional as well)

The first decade of the 21st Century has already witnessed 55 wars, putting humanity on course for 550  wars over the next one hundred year period.

Have these wars increased in intensity?  Yes.

Matthew 24:4-8 (NIV) – “4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6You 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. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

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Sri Lankan president urges rethink on rules of war

The Sri Lankan president has called for a rethink on international rules governing the conduct of war.

Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York, President Mahinda Rajapaksa stopped short of explicitly calling for the Geneva Conventions to be changed.

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Earthquakes over last week…

Matthew 24:4-8 (NIV) – 4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6You 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. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

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Earthquakes and birth pains…

Prophecy Sign: Matthew 24:7 and Luke 21:11 is the sign of many earthquakes and “great earthquakes” While away I haven’t been able to keep you up-dated on earthquakes.  Here is a list of the ones this past week.  Also, keep in mind the big ones are going to hit again soon as this sign is part of the birth pains and therefore we know the quakes will get much stronger as well.

5.5     2010/09/23 12:53:09     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
5.6     2010/09/23 05:28:36     RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
5.0     2010/09/23 03:53:30     ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
5.9     2010/09/22 08:00:14     NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
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More flooding and mudslides, rock Mexico…

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Tropical storm brings fresh flood misery to Mexico

Mexico has been hit by a new storm, compounding the flood misery which has affected one million people nationwide.

Tropical Storm Georgette brought heavy rains and pounding waves to the Baja California region on the Pacific coast.

The storm, now downgraded to a Tropical Depression, made landfall near the resort town of Cabo San Lucas.

It hit amid the worst rainy season ever recorded in some parts and just days after Hurricane Karl flooded large areas and killed at least 15 people.

Although Georgette has reduced in power it is still bringing strong winds and torrential rain to the area as it moves across the Gulf of California.

In Baja California, the region’s director of civil defence, Jose Gajon, said that about 1,000 families had been evacuated from areas vulnerable to flooding and storm surges.

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More weather birth pains…

Luke 21:25 (NIV) – “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”

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Typhoon Fanapi kills 54 in China

Floods, landslides and heavy downpour brought about by typhoon Fanapi have claimed 54 lives in China’s Guangdong province, while 42 people were still missing, officials said on Thursday. Over 1.16 million people have been affected and around 79,400 people in low-lying areas were evacuated,

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