Do you ever watch the news on tv? You and GP must be very comforted to see the great turmoil the world is in. And the plagues on the animals and bees must assure you that we are not near the end since nothing is peaceful.
John read my post again. It was Jesus who gave the prophecy that there would be famine as a birth pain when the end was near. Zephaniah 1:14-2:3 explains that the day of the Lord would be very near when the people of Israel where gathered. Therefore the famine is near!
Thank you! Isaiah 60:1-2,19-20 GP, Isaiah 60:1-2, 19-20 Jesus will come to Israel who sits in darkness while the rest of the world is scorched by the sun. The kingdom begins in verse 3, notice that the sun and moon do not give light to Israel but they don't withdraw or set. The kingdom of Antichrist will stay dark as judgment from God. The New Jerusalem will be over Israel in the shadow of the moon so the light of Jesus glory will shine down on Israel. The rest of the people will come to Israel to look up and see the light of Jesus. Out side the shadow of the moon the sun's light will hurt the peoples eyes.
We Christians have not done a very good job at reconciling the world to God. But it will get much worse when we are gone.
The Holy Spirit will never leave us or forsake us so both the church and the spirit will be taken up or neither will be taken up. 2 Thessalonians 2:6-12 indicates that the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way of the Antichrist so we will be taken too.
Zephaniah 1:14-2:3 14The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. 15That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 16A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. 17And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. 18Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. 1Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;(((Israel))) 2Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD's anger come upon you. 3Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.
Now that Israel has gathered the day of the Lord is very, very near and the rapture is more near!
The Pope will probably be head of the apostate Christian church called Mystery Babylon. The head of Mystery Babylon will tell the kings of the earth what to do till God puts it in the kings hearts to give their power to the Antichrist see Revelation 17:12-18 .