2012 In Bible Prophecy

| October 18, 2011

You’ve seen them. YouTube after YouTube video frantically warning us that the world is going to end on such and such a day in 2012. Driving most of this frenzy is the supposed ending of the Mayan calendar, along with fears that comet Elenin is going to cause cataclysmic destruction on earth.

Is there any truth to any of this?

Mayan Calendar

First off. If we want concrete answers about the end of time, we should be looking in the Bible rather than the calendar of an ancient civilization. Now I find artifacts of ancient civilizations rather interesting. And in some cases they can even aid us in understanding different prophetic times and seasons.

Take for example the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is said by various Biblical archeologists that numerology within the pyramid actually pointed out the date, time, and location of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as many other fascinating things. (See The Great Pyramid Decoded by E. Raymond Capt)

However, anything we learn from these sorts of things must align with the written word of God, or else we can’t put a lot of value in them.

For when we compare Christ’s teachings concerning the end times with claims that the world will end in 2012, we find that it would have been impossible for the ancient Mayans or anyone else to know when the end is to be.

For Christ taught us that,

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” –Matthew 24:35-36

Now this doesn’t mean that we should ignore the signs of the times, because we are to remain watchful and alert (Matt 24:42-51). But the fact is, no matter how bad we want to know, and no matter how hard we try to figure out the exact date of the end, we are never going to be able to.

Period.

In the meantime we’re supposed to spend our time and energy doing God’s work. Sitting around endlessly crunching numbers and dates doesn’t count (Matt 25:30).

The Comet Elenin

After all the sensation created on the web, it now appears that Elenin is dead. Astronomers say the comet most likely broke up and has now passed by the earth. Now I’m not downplaying the reality that some day a comet, asteroid, or large meteor could collide with the earth at any time. In fact there is one large space rock called “Wormwood” that will cause great destruction on earth sometime in the future (Rev 8:11).

It’s just that Elenin isn’t it, despite all of the hype built around it.

(See article on Comet Garradd.)

What to expect in 2012

Now that we’ve put all of the hype aside, where are we at prophetically then?

Well I haven’t been given a grand vision showing me exactly where we are. But just by looking out at what’s happening, it appears that we are in the 3rd Seal of Revelation teetering on the edge of a WORLD SOCIALIST REVOLUTION.

(See 4 Stages of World Socialism)

Occupy Wall Street Protestors

I’m sure by now you’ve seen or heard about the anti-capitalist demonstrations being held on Wall Street and around the western world. And if you saw any pictures or video clips you would have seen demonstrators holding signs saying things like:

        • Free market makes people un-free!
        • Down with capitalism!
        • Eat the rich, for starters!

This is serious stuff. We are witnessing the seeds of chaos developing more and more each day. The news media has even referred to these protests as “a day of global revolution”. And what makes this so alarming is that much of what we are seeing today is strikingly similar in nature to the things that happened during the Communist Revolution in Russia.

The only difference is that this time it is WORLDWIDE.

Will America Survive To 2025?

Hey, instead of following sensationalism, hype, and distractions, it’s important that we pay close attention to what’s really happening according to God’s Word. Because if what we are seeing today is in fact the events of the 3rd Seal, then the next thing to happen is the 4th Seal.

And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, “Come and see.”

And I looked and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. –Revelation 6:7-8

Boy, after reading these verses it becomes obvious that this “seal” describes great chaos and instability, within, and among the nations of the world. It describes the results of a World Revolution. I can tell you this for sure, 2012 is going to be a very interesting year.

More details soon….

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God Bless,
Pastor Ben Heath

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