The Return of Christ...How close are we?  Evangelist, Michael Parker

 
While some still think that Christ's return is sometime in the distant future, let's examine the possibilities of Christ's return today. We first will give account of Matthew Chapter 24....

1.Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2."Do you see all these things?" he asked. "I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."
 3.As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
 4.Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5.For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, and will deceive many. 6.You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7.Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8.All these are the beginning of birth pains. 9."Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10.At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11.and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12.Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13.but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14.And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
 15."So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16.then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17.Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. 18.Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. 19.How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20.Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21.For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22.If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23.At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. 24.For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25.See, I have told you ahead of time. 26."So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27.For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28.Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. 29."Immediately after the distress of those days " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'30."At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31.And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 32."Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33.Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34.I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 36"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37.As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38.For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39.and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40.Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41.Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. 42."Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43.But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44.So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. 45."Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46.It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47.I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48.But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,' 49.and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50.The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51.He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Given account of this chapter in the book of Matthew, is like reading or hearing the headlines on CNN. Even so, most people who do not understand the bible, cannot put together in their minds the entire convergence of what is happening, and what is about to happen. If your reading this, and Christ has returned, and the headlines that are on the TV are what you see in this page of our website, hopefully you will now understand that this is what evangelical Christians were talking about....this is what we tried to tell you...but you would not listen..you refused to hear the truth about the gospel, and continued not to believe. Or, maybe your one of those "lukewarm Christians" that walked the fence of Christianity. Maybe you knew what to say to convince others you were a Christian, when deep down inside you lived just like the rest of the world....and now the truth has been made known...or maybe you thought you were a Christian because one of those TV evangelists said that if you send him a donation, you would be blessed by God and have eternal life...?

As for now, right at this moment, you still have a chance to repent and see Christ return in all of his glory and power!!


That's if while you have been reading the headlines, and if the Rapture has not occurred......you can still call out to him and cry out for salvation and repent of your sins..

NEWS FLASH - DECEMBER 1ST, 2009

Israel's Ha'aretz daily newspaper reported on Tuesday that a resolution to be discussed and probably approved at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers next week calls for the establishment of Jerusalem as the capital of "Palestine," and grants recognition to a Palestinian state declared unilaterally outside the framework of a peace deal with Israel.

(Remember, EU just elected their first President.....this is a huge development!!)

The controversial wording is being pushed by Sweden, though many EU representatives are believed to support it.  Israel Today

This is a major development in Bible prophecy, but not surprising.  If you are a regular reader of mine, you know I believe that US President Obama would eventually have to pull away from the Middle East peace process to focus his attention on pressing domestic issues at home.  At this time, I believe the US administration is in the beginning stages of a transition from a US lead Middle East peace process to a European Union lead process.  As stated in the lead article, the EU is ready to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as their capital.  This is a very big shift from previous EU positions.

Israel, in response to this declaration, has stated that such a move would damage the EU's credibility as a Middle East mediator.  It has also taken the peace process to a new point that has given the Palestinians the upper hand and a much needed endorsement from a very power global player.  

An explicit European endorsement of their claims to east Jerusalem would be a diplomatic victory for the Palestinians, backing the demand by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that an Israeli construction freeze in the West Bank must include east Jerusalem.

It also would mark a significant break with tradition. The Europeans have long said Jerusalem should be a shared capital, but that Israel and the Palestinians must jointly agree on that.

The dispute over east Jerusalem — home to Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites — is the most intractable issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  AP

Of course, the Bible says that Jerusalem would be a major stumbling block in the lasts days (Zechariah 12:2-3).  It's very interesting that the world agrees with this prophetic statement.

This is what I see for the near future.  Look for US President Obama to continue his absence from the Middle East peace process and for the EU to start moving into a more direct role.  I do not see the ME peace process being solved before the rapture of the church, but I do see the European Union positioning themselves better for when the Antichrist does rise.  When the rapture takes place, the Antichrist will rise to a lead role in the peace process.  US President Obama has made it clear that he is willing to allow other world leaders to step over him and take the lead in crucial foreign policy issues.  When the time comes for peace, the Antichrist will not yield to the US, but will bring peace.  At this time, and following the rapture of the church, I believe the US will be in a sharp decline as a global leader.  A new world order will definitely be in full swing. 

Keep your eyes open for what could be the beginning stages of a worldwide push for Middle East peace that may start with the European Union.  And if the US decides to follow suit, a forced peace could come fast.

Are you ready to meet the Lord?  If not, your time is running out!

 If we were to list all of the prophecies that have come to past prior to the prophecy of Christ's return, we would list dozens foretold in the bible. There are just 2 prophecies that may still need to be fulfilled before the return of Christ.

1) The Gospel preached unto all nations - Some remote areas of the planet have not yet heard the gospel. This is a prophecy that must yet be fulfilled, and missionaries from Africa are close to fulfilling this prophecy. But for the most part, the gospel has been preached throughout the entire world

2) Some bible scholars teach that the Third Jewish Temple must be rebuilt in order for the Anti-Christ to be worshiped in it, as stated in Revelation. (The Temple is secretly being built offsite, and is awaiting conformation or a sign from God as to when to assemble it.) This is exactly how the Jews built the second Temple. It was built offsite and placed quickly onsite when the time came forth to do so.

Let's list some of the events that have transpired in our generation that truly tell us we are the generation to see the return of Christ;

1)Israel becomes a nation in 1948 - Foretold in the Bible it would happen before Christ's return

2)A red heifer is born in 2000 - Foretold in the Bible as part of the sacrifices that will be used in the the temple of the Anti-Christ, the Third Jewish Temple.

3)There will be wars and rumors of wars - The past 100 years has seen more conflict and wars than any time in the history of man. Included with this is the ability for man to completely destroy the human race from the face of the planet. In the book of Revelation, Jesus tells John that the days during the battle of Armageddon will be cut short to stop man from destroying all flesh from the face of the planet.

4)There will be pestilences, disease, and famine - Jesus told John and the other disciples in Matthew that where there is famine...there is disease and pestilences. Famine has struck many nations in the world, where now over 1 billion people on the planet are starving and dieing. Old diseases, along with frightening new ones have emerged and re-emerged to kill those who are under nourished. This, along with all of the other issues I am describing will intensify until the end comes.

5)There shall be earthquakes in diverse places - some translations of the bible include the original Hebrew word divers
places. With the technology of seismographic readings, man is able to better understand where earthquakes will hit, and the intensity when they strike. However, this also opens up the ability to forecast earthquakes. Scientists tell a frightening tale of the massive earthquakes that will rock the world in regions that are prone, and in places that have not seen earthquakes for hundreds of years.

6)Jesus describes to John in the book of Revelation that the sun was given power to scorch men and cause ugly sores that will break out on their skin for 5 months. As recent as 2003, NASA has recorded a 45X Solar Flare that missed earth by a time table of just 3 months. In other words, had the earths rotation around the sun been in the right spot, many people would have perished and many would have been scorched by the gamma ray radiation. These solar flares are now predicted to be intensified and peak sometime in 2012, or 2013.

7)The seas shall be roaring in perplexity - The crashing of the waves of the oceans could signify the great Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and climate change resulting in the melting of our Ice Caps, Antarctica, Greenland, the North and South Poles, The Himalayas, and others resulting in a significant increase in ocean levels.

These are just a few of the changes that have inflicted the Earth now, and will intensify as time marches forward to the return of Christ. This is why Evangelicals, born again Christians believe that the time is at hand. Christ could return literally at any moment and remove the Church, the Holy Spirit, and the dead in Christ.

Please believe me....this is real. All this is happening now, and is going to happen soon into the future. A one world government is being placed and put into existence on December 5th, 2009. It will be just a matter of time when the UN decides that a one world leader should be elected for that Government. This will be the Anti-Christ. If this has happened, and your reading this, and the Anti-Christ is the world leader, it's too late for you....the door of the Ark has closed...and you will perish.

I beg you to accept Christ now, while salvation is a free gift to you for just believing that Christ died for your sins, and is alive today. If you have done that, then go NOW and tell others of the grace of Christ. Tell them of the day of wrath that is coming, and live your life according to the bible. Confess your sins, and he is just and faithful to forgive you of your sins. Remain clean and flee from temptation of the enemy. May God richly bless you for doing so, and I'll see you in heaven