There are Scriptures that refer specifically to The Last Days. The Scriptures are clear that immediately prior to the Tribulation Period there will be many conditions and events that will occur to cause great trepidation throughout the world. This period of perilous times is referred to in Scripture as the “Last Days”.
The 3rd Chapter of II Timothy gives us a stern warning of what to expect in the last days:
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good , 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God , 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power…
13. But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived... NKJV
Even those Bible scholars who have carefully avoided the study of end time events have no doubt been exposed to Jesus’ teaching regarding the last days. He discusses the events of the last days in the Gospels. Beginning with the 24th Chapter of Matthew He responds to questions from His disciples regarding the signs of the times and the end of the age:
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. NKJV
This same discussion is also shown in the 13th Chapter of Mark and the 21st Chapter of Luke. These Scriptures describe a period that precedes the Tribulation Period and, although the length of the Tribulation Period is defined, the duration of this period immediately prior to the Tribulation Period, which Jesus describes as the period of sorrows, is not clear. Though there seems to be no clear definition of its beginning, it does end abruptly at the beginning of the Tribulation Period. And the beginning of the Tribulation Period is defined in Scripture by the occurrence of specific events.
Already many of the events which were prophesied to occur during the last days are taking place. Not only are we seeing the proliferation of false prophets and the many other manifestations described in II Timothy, but nations are increasingly rising up against one another, especially in the Middle East region, where the nations have collectively aligned themselves against the nation of Israel.
We also are experiencing extremely unusual weather patterns, which are resulting in intense hurricanes and tornadoes in unusual places. And earthquakes are increasing throughout the world, causing great destruction and loss of life. Although many have tried to blame these occurrences on our mistreatment of our environment, one needs only to refer to God’s Word to realize that these things are all a part of God’s plan to lead us into the Tribulation Period.
A more significant sign of the times is the increasing hatred toward Christians, which is the spirit of anti-Christ. This is spoken of in I John, Chapter 4, 2nd verse:
2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world . NKJV
Recently there has been an increasing hatred and outcry by non-Christians and other religions toward Christians and Biblical principles. Already this hatred has increased to the point of increasing capture and murders of those who profess Christianity, as predicted in the 21st Chapter of Luke.
Though this violence against Christians has thus far been primarily in foreign countries, where more and more we hear of murders of Christians by other religious groups, primarily Muslims, the sentiment is rapidly spreading throughout the so-called civilized world. Our own government is taking steps toward declaring that Christianity is the root of many of our problems in America. The natural progression of this hatred of Christians would eventually cause it to become even more pronounced in America.
Since America is becoming more radicalized in its hatred toward Christianity and the Church has been so passive in speaking out regarding this problem, it seems only a matter of time before it will be illegal to worship God in America.
Also, considering the growing acceptance of Muslim cultures and laws in America, as well as the government-approved proliferation of Muslim Temples and the protections of this religion throughout our country, this progression would naturally lead to imprisonment and whatever other penalties are prescribed by an increasing anti-Christian, Sharia-law-complicit society.
Sharia law, which is Islamic law based on the Koran, has the goal of forcing the spread of their religion worldwide through whatever means necessary, including death, to all those who would dare to resist. Despite the knowledge of this throughout our government and among many within our society, even many Christians, there is little resistance against this movement. It is as though this progression toward Muslim control is welcomed. This, except for the distinct possibility of strong delusion, seems to be the only explanation.
The Spirit of anti-Christ has been working relentlessly to hinder the spread of the Gospel of Christ, to minimize its effectiveness and to turn our country against God’s overall plan for us. Many Christians are blindly supporting this movement by supporting leaders whose goal is to bring about these changes. But whenever you support this agenda, you’re supporting the Spirit of anti-Christ. When Christians help to elect people who have demonstrated the spirit of anti-Christ, then they have chosen their own future persecution, and will have no justification for complaining later.
High on the list of the Spirit of anti-Christ is a one-world government. And our own government went to work toward secretly implementing this agenda years ago. In recent years this push has continued more openly to include moving us toward being governed by International Laws, encouraging the signing of International Treaties that are in violation of our own Constitution, pushing for a one-world financial system, and seemingly doing everything possible to collapse our financial system so that we’ll be forced into a one-world financial system.
What our own Government has been doing is setting us up and building a platform for our inclusion into a one-world government, which ultimately will be controlled by the Antichrist. So those Christians who have supported this movement have helped to build a platform for the Antichrist, God’s enemy.
And it’s hardly possible that God is pleased with people who are called by His name helping to build a platform for the Antichrist, His enemy. And no doubt He is taking note of those who are participating.