Signs of the End Times? Fearful Sights of Terror

June 25, 2021 by  
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By Dianne E. Butts –

In Luke 21:11, as Jesus was telling His disciples about the End Times, He said, “There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.” According to the booklet, 101 Last Days Prophecies, published by Eternal Productions, “The Greek word translated fearful is phobetron, which can also be translated terror” (p. 6).

Do you think the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, were signs of the End Times? Some people do. Have you read the book The Harbinger? It’s written as fiction, but it details events that have actually taken place in America starting with 9/11.

According to the author, Jonathan Cahn, several prophecies have occurred in America since 9/11. He bases this on one rather obscure verse in the Bible, Isaiah 9:10:

“The bricks have fallen down,
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.”

Does that look like multiple prophecies to you? Well it didn’t to me at first either, but then I started searching the internet for more information. I found interviews with the author of The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn. Then I read the book. It’s fascinating! Here’s some of what I learned:

• The day after the Attacks on America on September 11, 2001, then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle gave a speech in which, he quoted the above verse, Isaiah 9:10 in order to encourage Americans. However if you back up and read the verses leading up to verse 10, you can see it is not an encouragement but pure defiance against God. The previous verses say:

“The Lord has sent a message against Jacob;
it will fall on Israel.
9 All the people will know it—
Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria —
who say with pride
and arrogance of heart,
10 “The bricks have fallen down…(Isaiah 9:8-10a, emphasis mine).

• Three years later on the third anniversary of 9/11, then-Vice Presidential candidate Jonathan Edwards gave a speech in honor of 9/11 and he quoted Isaiah 9:10.
• A “dressed stone” was laid as the corner stone of the new building at Ground Zero.
• On the corner of Ground Zero, there stood a tree that was knocked down during the events of September 11, 2001—a sycamore (fig).
• A tree has been planted to replace the sycamore tree—a cedar.
• The church at the corner of Ground Zero was the very church where George Washington prayed dedicating America to God as his first official act as our first president. Though all the other buildings around it were destroyed, this church stands with relatively little damage, except for a crack in its foundation. Has the foundation of our nation cracked? How long before it crumbles?
• The church at the corner of Ground Zero originally owned the land on which the Twin Towers were built.
• On September 29, 2008, the Dow Jones plummeted 777 points, losing 7% of its value. Seven is the number that represents God. On the Jewish calendar every 7th year, the Shemittah year, land is supposed to rest with no crops planted or harvested and debts are cancelled. The people were to trust God with their finances. This occurs on the last day of the Shemittah year. Any guesses what the date on our calendar was of the last day of the last Shemittah year? That’s right. September 29, 2008.

There’s more, but you get the idea. What do you think? God is clearly sending us a message. Are these events signs of the End Times?

About Dianne Butts

Dianne has written for over 50 Christian print magazines and contributed to nineteen books. She is the author of Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy. Her work has been published in Great Britain, Bulgaria, Poland, Canada, and Korea. When she’s not writing, she enjoys riding her motorcycle with her husband, Hal, and gardening with her cat, P.C. in Colorado.
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2 Responses to “Signs of the End Times? Fearful Sights of Terror”
  1. Terry Palmer says:

    Here is another sign of the times. Tell me what you think. I’m referring to the mass rejection by some wonderful Christian people at the DNC this week, as they stood for God and jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By standing for Christ they stood against the efforts of the party elite to erase another Christian footprint on America. I applaud the effort and the result. Maybe, just maybe the voice heard will help stem the tide toward a Godless america. So thanks again for those who chose to take a difficult stand.
    It also begs the question – why? What is the Real Motive of those who would erase the name of God – that Name above all Names. Is it because His name is also Light in a world of darkness. What about Colosians 1 where it talks about how men hate the light because their deeds are evil?
    In another vien, what will become of our other national treasures like the songs, ‘My country, ‘Tis of Thee which refers strongly of our reliance on God as our King. Or more so – have you read the third verse of the Star spangled Banner – lately? You may be surprised. What will those who chose to erase God do with these treasures?
    What do you think? Harbinger spells out how our nation is in the hand of prophecy, waiting for His Hand to move. Is what happened at the DNC another tremor of His Fingers?

  2. Dianne says:

    Thanks for your comment, Terry. I, too, was fascinated by what took place at the DNC. THREE TIMES he called for a voice vote. I don’t know what anyone else thinks, but it seemed to me the No’s were slightly louder. But he said the Yay’s had it by two thirds (required amount to keep God in and recognizing Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel). I don’t think that poor chairman knew what in the world to do, so he read the teleprompter, which told him two thirds said Yay. If course that was written for the teleprompter before the votes was ever taken. Talk about a stacked deck!

    I don’t know — what do you think weighs the most with God?: 1. some leaders trying to get God and Jerusalem out of the DNC platform? 2. about half the people opposing that action? Or 3. about half the people agreeing those words/thoughts should be out?

    All I know for sure is that God has a way of getting Himself into the headlines to make people take a stand one way or another, for Him or against Him.

    As for words in songs, how about these from the Battle Hymn of the Republic: “He is sifting out the hearts of men.” I believe that is what He is doing in each individual: sifting out the wheat from the tares, the sheep from the goats.

    I also believe these things (decline of love for God and Israel) must take place before the end can/will come.

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