world powers 11. Characteristics of the last days

Through Jesus foretold earthquakes, famines and epidemics in the last days:

NKJV (Luke 21: 10,11) 10 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

Worldwide Earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or higher do increase the last decades. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php

Through Jesus foretold earthquakes, famines and epidemics in the last days:

NKJV (Luke 21: 10,11) 10 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

Worldwide Earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or higher do increase the last decades. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, there are food shortages in at least 40 countries.

Changes in climate cause on the southern half of our globe severe food shortages that result in environmental refugees: people who look for a better habitat. Scientists have now calculated that within a decade, their numbers will increase rapidly: in 2020 about fifty million southerners are expected to be up north. (Source: scientias.nl  February 22, 2011)

God will send two witnesses who will prophesy for 1260 days before they are killed by the wild beast and the dragon, Satan the devil.

NKJV (Revelation 11:3,7) 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”… 7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.

Babylon the great will be destroyed:

NKJV (Revelation 18: 15,16) 15 The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!

See also:  Idolatry   4. Worship of the ‘image’    https://www.dojc.nl/?p=5231&lang=en

Satan and his angels cast out of heaven and banished to earth:

NKJV (Revelation 12: 3,9) 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads… 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The abyss wil be opened, the unrepentant people will be tormented:

Be thrown down to earth is something totally different as to be cast into Tartarus. Angels who are thrown to earth still have the freedom on earth. But what is Tartarus? Tartarus is a prison for the Angels, an abyss, where they have to live in darkness. (2Petr.2: 4)

NKJV (2 Peter 2: 4) 4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;

This is also supported in Luke 8, where the demons Jesus urge that they do not have to go into the abyss.

NKJV (Luke 8:30-33) 30 Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss. 32 Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. 33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.

As further support, that the jail was a cliff, is written in Rev. 20

Satan will be locked for one thousand years into the bottomless pit.

NKJV (Revelation 20:1-3) 1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.

In Joel, a numerous and powerful people are used by God, to bring back the apostates from his own people (Joel 2). According to Revelation 9, exactly the same will happen in the last days.

NKJV (Revelation 9:1-6) 1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

Angels can be given a restriction to only torture one group of people, those who don’t have the seal of God on their foreheads . Also with Job there was a restriction not to kill him:

NKJV (Job 2:6,7) 6 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.” 7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

The seven bowls in the last days:

NKJV (Revelation 15:1) 1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete.

These seven scales are ‘as plagues’ upon humanity poured out.
It will be concluded with the final war at Har-Mágedon.

Read more at: 12. The great war at Har-Mágedon

2 Replies to “world powers 11. Characteristics of the last days”

  1. The devil is a lier , he is the father of liers, he lied from the beginning
    But us who are in Christ Jesus are more than conquerors. Christ conquered when He died and rose from the dead. He has the keys of death.

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