December 31, 2010

The events of 2010 could well have set the stage for the fulfillment of end time prophecy in 2011

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The geopolitical events of 2010, like the United States military pullout from Iraq, Iran's continued development of a nuclear weapon of mass destruction, the Afghan war, and the potential for Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to become once again president of his nation have a connection to the prewritten history found in Bible prophecy.

However, the most significant indicators of the of the times of the end upon us is what has unfolded in the Middle East in 2010 and what 2011 seems to hold for our world is dramatic evidence of the fulfillment of all Bible prophecy in God's Word.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Even though the prophetic evidence from God's Word seems to say the return to earth by Jesus Christ is very close at hand there are still those who deny that Jesus will come back very soon.

The Bible teaches that no one can know for sure when the prophetic scenario in God's Word will be fulfilled and Jesus will return to the earth to set up His kingdom. However, Jesus in His Olivet Discourse, found in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 reveals that He gave His disciples just before His death a number of significant indicators to look for which would signal the Lord's return to the earth. A short list of these events during 2010 as they relate to Bible prophecy can help us to truly recognize the times in which we are living.

The war in Afghanistan (Ezekiel 38:5), the US troop pullout from war torn Iraq (Revelation 18), and the desire of Russia's Prime Minister Putin to regain his leadership role in Russia (Ezekiel 38:2), plus the repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy of the United States military (Luke 17) all point to the fact that we are living in the last days.

The ancient Jewish prophet Daniel foretold of a strong political power arising in the last days in Europe, Daniel 7:7-24, which is actually a prophecy of the revived Roman Empire. However, if an honest observer of current events unfolding in the Middle East will compare these present activities to the end times scenario found in God's Word, they will understand how close we are to the Lord's return in 2011. The evidence can be seen as we watch Iran and its partners, the Moslem nations, align themselves against Israel (Ezekiel 38). In Ezekiel 35 and Obadiah we can see foretold that the Palestinians will take the land from the Jewish people and the Jewish desire to see a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, and Revelation 11:1 is absolute evidence to indicate that all Bible prophecy is about to be fulfilled.