Dothan, Alabama (DCE)- Today this Examiner is calling on all churches in Dothan, Ozark, and in the surrounding local areas to be praying for our nation. All across America we should be praying for our county because we are involved in aggressive campaigns in foreign countries.
The happenings going on in the world will no doubt result in higher food prices at our local Winn-Dixie, Grocery Outlet, and other local stores. The bombing of Libya will also result in the rise of gasoline prices at our Shell stations and other local gas stations. How will the citizens of Alabama, and America, afford these increases remain to be seen.
Are the events that are now unfolding before our eyes those that the word of God predicted thousands of years ago? It would certainly appear that way to this Examiner. This is not said lightly, as much research and hours of study have been done on this issue. Therefore this Examiner’s conclusion is, we’re on the path that will lead to Armageddon.
Signs indicating the return of Jesus is near
There will be a rise of false prophets and anti-christs: (Matthew 24:5,11)
For many will come in (on the strength of) My name appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray. And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error.
Jim Jones and David Koresh are just a couple of examples of these type of men. They led their followers to death through their lies and deceit.
Wars, rumors of war, famines, pestilences and earthquakes: (Matthew 24:6-7)
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;
It’s reported that more people have been killed in the last century alone due to warfare. Some of the famines that have hit different populations are due to war, but by and large there are a lot that factors in when these famines happen.
The term pestilences in the bible means plagues. It is said that over 100 different types of cancer afflict our world today with over 5 million contracting this deadly disease.
Are the earthquakes in Japan earlier this month and in Chile and Haiti last year a fulfillment of the above mentioned scripture? As the world draws closer to the coming of Jesus will we see a dramatic increase in earthquakes? (IRIS)
Tribulations: (Matthew 24:8-9)
All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish]. Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
While Christians are free to worship in America, most in the world are persecuted for their faith. Christians in Saudi Arabia, Iran and other parts of the world are being killed for their faith. (Persecution News)
The Gospel will be preached throughout the world: (Matthew 24:14)
And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end.
Due to the advent of satellite television, cell phones, computers and various sorts of media more people are receiving the news of the gospel then ever before. It’s reported that a vast majority of Americans, for example, have some kind of electronic gadget that they could receive news on. (Media Use Statistics)
All scripture is from the Amplified Bible