There are two forces battling in our society, one force builds develops and endeavours to leave the world in a better condition than before, more productive, more affluent and more peaceful. The other force is selfish and violent it vandalises, spreads graffiti, riots and whines when its demands are not met, aggressively attacking those who will not comply with its aims of building a global controlling empire eliminating personal liberty and suppressing religion.
Most people cannot understand how the world has come to this, but Biblical scholars are aware that this has been predicted in scripture. The most obvious undeniable reference to this state of the world is apparent in the book of Daniel, when Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. The dream describes a statue in which each of the succeeding empires that follow that time is recognisable as a portion of the statue, to anyone who has studied history. The final empire is described as one partly of iron and partly of miry clay and which cannot combine to be a united society.
This description of a violently divided society so aptly portrays today’s western societies that it adds validity to the Biblical narrative. Much of the world’s population today doesn’t have any faith in the Bible and see it as just a collection of ancient myths and impossible predictions. It is probable that the people of ancient Tyre felt the same, until just as the prophets predicted in 332 BCE their city was torn down by Alexander the Great and thrown into the sea to make a causeway to their island fortress and to destroy every man, woman and child from Tyre. Alexander’s action ensured that many cities surrendered at his approach rather than face a similar fate and today fishermen cast their nets over the ruins of Tyre just as the prophets predicted.
I have detailed these prophecies to highlight the fact that the Bible also prophesies the outcome of today’s violent societal collapse. As scriptures have already been correct so often we can have confidence that the future predictions will also be fulfilled and at the rate events are unfolding the time is very short. We cannot know the exact dates or sequence but should watch for a number of improbable happenings; when you see these occurring you will know that it is as predicted.
The divided society will be shattered by “a great rock from heaven”, the description of this sounds like an asteroid strike which we know is a natural but unpredictable event. An invasion of Israel is also predicted but this time the invasion will be stopped by supernatural means, another unpredictable and for many an unbelievable event. There will also be extreme earthquakes and the simultaneous eruption of several large volcanoes causing the sky to be darkened, a visible supernova and the result of all this spectacular activity will be that we will see the sun set and rise and set again in a period of only sixteen hours. I know of no one else who has made this prediction or interpretation but I am confident that these unusual events will come to pass.