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Troublous Times Soon to Come
The time of trouble, which is to increase until the end, is very near at hand. We have no time to lose. The world is stirred with the spirit of war. The prophecies of the eleventh of Daniel have almost reached their final fulfillment.—The Review and Herald, November 24, 1904.
The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place—that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.—Prophets and Kings, 537 (c. 1914).
The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude. The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.—Testimonies for the Church 9:11 (1909).
The time of trouble—trouble such as was not since there was a nation [Daniel 12:1]—is right upon us, and we are like the sleeping virgins. We are to awake and ask the Lord Jesus to place underneath us His everlasting arms, and carry us through the time of trial before us.—Manuscript Releases 3:305 (1906).
The world is becoming more and more lawless. Soon great trouble will arise among the nations—trouble that will not cease until Jesus comes.—The Review and Herald, February 11, 1904.
We are on the very verge of the time of trouble, and perplexities that are scarcely dreamed of are before us.—Testimonies for the Church 9:43 (1909).
We are standing on the threshold of the crisis of the ages. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another—fire, and flood, and earthquake, with war and bloodshed.—Prophets and Kings, 278 (c. 1914).
There are stormy times before us, but let us not utter one word of unbelief or discouragement.—Christian Service, 136 (1905).
The moment of crisis: In this sermon we compare the reactions of God's people to the current events and the coming crisis with those of Jesus' disciples regarding the events and the moment of crisis associated with the arrest and crucifixion of our Lord. Are there parallels we can draw and what can we learn from them?
After giving a clear Biblical outline in the previous 3 episodes as to what constitutes Babylon, who teaches the serpent theology and who has been identified as the great anti-power against Jesus Christ, we now look at the final conflict that the world is heading for, the likes of which we have never seen before.
How can we know about the last days from the Bible? When most people think of last-day prophecy, they think of Revelation. But the truth is, Old Testament prophets wrote about the last days of earth’s history too—along with Jesus, Paul the Apostle, and John the Revelator.
Media reports indicate the “Do No Harm Act,” to be considered in the new Congress, might “change religious freedom as you know it.” Is this a foretaste of things to come?
Most Christians have never heard about God's 7,000-year master plan for mankind. This great plan is pictured by the seven-day week. As Genesis shows, God refashioned the earth and created all life forms in six days and then rested on the Sabbath. (Genesis 1:2)
Can it really be true—the United States in Bible prophecy? Absolutely! When you think about it, it makes sense that the most powerful and influential nation on earth will play a vital role in the final stunning events of the world’s closing history.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2
A wealth of Wisdom and Knowledge is waiting for you . You CAN understand the Deeper Meanings of the Bible.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5