How do we know we are in the end times? Are we close or is it far into the future? Like any other teaching, we Christians must back everything with the Scriptures! The Bible’s Old Testament Prophets (major prophets and minor prophets) can be found from Isaiah to Malachi. One of the major prophets, Daniel, reveals a lot about these end times. For example,

Dan 12:4  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Let’s take a look at this verse for a bit. Daniel was told that in the “time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel recorded these things between the 6th and 6th century BC. One may say that knowledge has been increasing ever since Daniel penned the words. Cars appeared in the late 1800’s but they really didn’t go faster than a horse at that point. However, it wasn’t until the Wright Brothers airplane set the balling rolling with “many shall run to and fro.” Since 1905, the knowledge put into traveling by air has jumped leaps and bounds. And let’s not forget the fact that we can put a man on the moon! Before the 1900’s, man traveled pretty much the same way as in Old Testament times. Then cars, bullet trains, and planes just kept getting bigger and better. We can see how “many run to and fro.” You might say that I am stretching it here but just think about Daniel for a moment. He never saw a car, train or plane: yet he was trying to describe his vision. He finished writing this book around 530 BC so to him, it must have appeared as though “many shall run to and fro.”

Secondly, Daniel 12:4 states that “knowledge shall be increased.” Homes began having their own version of a computer in the late 1980’s. I know this because I lived in one of those homes where my computer had a 10MB hard drive!!!! I thought that was wonderful, LOL! According to IBM in 2009, “In the next couple of years, information will double every 11 hours.” Today, there are thumb drives that are 2 terabytes (TB)!!! (10 MB = 0.00001 TB). Today’s cellphones and laptops are millions of times more powerful than the original UNIVAC computer built in 1951! I think we can safely say that knowledge has increased since Daniel’s time. Now homes have smart TV’s, lights, Alexa, Ring doorbells, etc.

To further “blow your minds,” let’s just think about those cell phones for a minute! Do you remember the first ones and how big in size they were? The only thing this cell phone could do is make a call. Nothing else! Now cell phones fit in your hand and can go on the internet while you are talking on its speaker and sending an email, all at the same time!

Rev 11:8-9  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.  (9)  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

Can you see now how the two witnesses’ death in Revelations will be seen all over the world? Friend, we are most certainly in the end times. If the Thessalonians thought they were in the end times, how much more are we in those end times today?

1Th 4:13-18  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  (14)  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  (15)  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  (16)  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  (17)  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  (18)  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

The Bible is clear as to what events lead into the end times, as we see in Daniel. And since we are in those end times, then we can look up and see that the Rapture is not only imminent but if we are still alive, WE will be the ones to experience it! Praise the Lord!! According to the Apostle Paul’s words to the Thessalonians, there is no need for fear. Before the Tribulation begins, the Lord Jesus will come in the air to take the Church to Him! He is currently in Heaven preparing a place for us and awaiting the Father’s command to go get His Bride!

Joh 14:1-3  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  (2)  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  (3)  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

There is comfort in these end times. We do not have to be afraid of all the progress if we are born again! Does this excite you, reader? It surely does me! But to the one who is not saved, it is a different story. Friend, it is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!