ANOTHER LOOK AT THE LAST DAYS
“For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”
These are some of the words of the incredible prophesy Jesus made about the end of time just before his death. Prophesy is quite penetrating and can easily be misunderstood. No one listening to this prophetic word at the temple mount that day would think that so many years would go by before His words would be fulfilled. Recently, David Wilkerson went to be with the Lord. He had given a prophesy in his book “The Vision” in 1973. It incorporated many topics but this one takes on new meaning in light of the recent events in Japan and the prophetic climate that seems to fill the air.
“The United States is going to experience in the not-too-distant future the most tragic earthquakes in its history. One day soon this nation will be reeling under the impact of the biggest news story of modern times. It will be coverage of the biggest most disastrous earthquake in history. It will cause widespread panic and fear, Without a doubt, it will become one of the most completely reported earthquakes ever. Television networks will suspend all programming and carry all day coverage. Another earthquake,
possibly in Japan may precede the one that I see coming here. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind about this forthcoming massive earthquake in our continent.”
When we hear words like this how should we deal with them? Prophesy is given as a sign to us about the importance and nearness of the kingdom of God. If these words are true, how should they impact our lives? It should cause us to draw near to God, turn away from sin or compromise in our lives, and cause us to reach out to those in our world who are not walking with the Lord. I have never been one to be focused on prophesy or last day timelines. I do not know if Christ’s return is at hand or many years away, but in light of the changes in our world, I think it is wise to prepare ourselves to meet the Lord.