The world as we have known it is rapidly passing away.
Did you know that:
** China is soon to become the largest English speaking nation on the planet?
** 25% of India's population with the highest IQ is greater than the entire population of the USA? India has more honour students than America has kids.
** The top in demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004? We are now preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist.** By 2013 there is expected to be a super computer which will exceed the computational capabilities of the human brain. Sometime after that there will be a super computer, which will sell for as little as thousand dollars, which will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human race. This will be available to millions of people.
** During the last 5 minutes:
67 babies were born in America, 274 babies were born in China 395 babies were born in India?
** 100% of the college graduates in India speak English?
** The first commercial text message was sent in December of 1992 and that today the number of text messages sent every day exceeds the total population of the planet?
Our world is changing at lightning speed. The Word of God is filled with the message that one day the world as we know it will pass away. Daniel used the terminology, "The time of the end". Jesus said, "Then will the end come". Paul said, "In the last days". The Bible is filled with the message that someday the world as we have known it will be terminated and the world will be restored to the pristine condition which God originally intended.
Fulfilled prophecy is absolute proof that the Bible is the Word of God and that God knows the end from the beginning. Over 2500 years ago the Spirit of God, speaking through the prophet Daniel, foretold events which would transpire in our day. Daniel 12:4 "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words of the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
Notice the phrase "The time of the end", there is an end coming to this present world. That end time is near. Daniel proceeds to verify this. He says "Many shall run to and fro", in Daniel’s day a camel travelled at the speed of 8 miles per hour. By the 1880’s locomotives reached the speed of 100 mph. It took the world 6000 years to reach that speed, in just 60 more years aircraft reached the speed of 400 mph. In 20 years more, military aircraft were travelling at the speed of 4000 mph. In 20 more years men were orbiting the earth at 24,000 MPH.
Daniel also says, "Many shall run to and fro". In the forty period between 1950 and 1990, the number of US air passengers increased from 2 million to 200 million per year. Today at any given time of the day there are between 5 and 10 million people in the world's airspace travelling at high speed around the globe.
Daniel goes on to foretell, "In the time of the end knowledge shall be increased". That has been fulfilled in our day. After almost 6000 years, by the 1800's the sum total of man's knowledge had doubled once. By the 1990's man's knowledge was doubling every 18 months. Today more than 3000 books are published every day. It is estimated that more bits of unique information will be generated this year than in the previous 5000 years. Let me ask the honest heart, is the Bible the Word of the living God?
The Bible has much to say about a coming climactic end to the present age. We are seeing exponential growth in many areas which indicate that this present age is running out of time.
Exponential growth in:
--- Military Power. In early times one man could kill one man with the sword. Today one man can kill millions with a nuclear device. Jesus said, "Except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved". Time is running out.
--- Medicine and Science. They tell us that 90 % of all the scientists that ever lived are alive in the earth today. 90% of medications used today were unknown ten years ago.
--- Population. In the days of the Roman Empire there were approximately 250 million people in the world. By 1800 1 billion - By 1950 2 billion - By 1975 3 billion - In the decade of the 1990's the population increased by 1 billion - By the time this decade is over the population will have increased 2 billion more, to 7 billion. That is exponential growth.
--- Construction. From 1970 to 2000 there was more construction than in the previous 5,000 years.
--- Technology. It is estimated that the sum of technological knowledge doubles every 9-10 months.
--- Evil. Through Television, Videos and the Internet evil has increased and spread exponentially. Paul foretold this in 2 Timothy 3:13.
We are living in the last days of the last days. The world as we have known it is about to be terminated. Jesus Christ is about to come and take His Bride, the Church, home to heaven to dwell with Him forever.
Are you ready for Christ’s return? Are you a part of the bride of Christ? Have you been born again? Jesus said plainly, "...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3. Later in the same discourse He said, "He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.