Overwhelmed By The Pace – Nathan Jones – www.lamblion.com
Today I feel most overwhelmed.
Every day I sit down and scour world events for signs of the soon return of Jesus Christ. Some days, I have to pick through dozens of articles and stories to find just one happening that has prophetic significance. Whether it be the growing apostasy in the Church, the rise of a one-world government, the solidification of the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog-Magog Muslim alliance, the reviving of the Roman Empire, the rapid decline of American power or the ongoing restoration of the nation of Israel — there is usually some event that, like a gold nugget, can be panned from the media stream.
But, not today. Today every rock I pick up is a gold nugget. Every story I begin reading screams about the soon return of Jesus Christ. As soon as I’m halfway through one article, another comes into my Inbox or RSS feed to interrupt and shout its report.
The combined yelling of all these prophetic stories is a cacophony that has overwhelmed my ability to process all that is going on. I’m forced to cover my ears with my hands and close my eyes tightly shut.
Here are just a few examples of today’s headlines:
•           "For the media, it’s un-Holy Week"
•           "100,000 secular Britons seek ‘de-baptism’"
•           "Rick Warren disavows support for Prop. 8"
•           "Obama’s G20 plan kisses off Declaration of Independence"
•           "IDF planning largest-ever drill to prepare Israel for war"
•           "Italy earthquake death toll rises to 283"
•           "The G20 moves the world a step closer to a global currency"
And the headlines go on, and on, and on, and…
From a great falling away from the faith (2 Tim. 4:3), to the siding of the United States with Islam against Israel and God (Rev. 19:19), to a consuming apostasy in the Church (Rev. 3:14-22), to Israel’s fight for its very survival (Ps. 83; Ezek. 38-39), to prolific natural disasters (Matt. 24:6), to the ongoing formation of a one-world government whose leader someday will be called "The Antichrist" (Rev. 13:7) — Bible prophecy is being fulfilled at a fast and furious pace. It is all simply overwhelming.
And yet, the ever-increasing pace of end-time events is itself a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. During one of Jesus’ most detailed descriptions of what the world would experience before His imminent return, Jesus stated in Matthew 24:8 that "All these are the beginning of birth pains." Birth pains increase in frequency and intensity the closer to the actual birth. So, too, will Jesus’ Second Coming, as the end-time events increase in frequency and intensity until He returns.
At the overwhelming pace of end-time events these days, the "birth" is about to occur.