Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled right before your eyes!
A major prophetic development, long predicted by this magazine, just took place! Did you notice?
Did you notice that a major prophetic event happened just a few weeks ago? Could something momentous that one relatively little-known church has preached about for decades, directly from the pages of the Bible, have just happened—and yet, the major event is already slipping off the radar? Without reading further, do you know what major news story I am referring to?
When I came into the Church of God, I was impressed with how they were able to accurately predict major choices of nations through proper interpretation of Scripture. One famous example was how the late Herbert W. Armstrong preached that the Soviet Union would lose control of East Germany. While he did not know exactly how this would happen (and he died three years before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989), he was able to see from the Bible that Germany would have to be reunited and strong to play its prophesied role—in our time!
One prophecy that has been proclaimed by God's true ministers for more than half-a-century is that Britain would not remain part of the European Union. And now the British have voted to leave the EU! While the Living Church of God, sponsor of this magazine, did not know the specifics of how or why the British would exit the EU, once again it has been able to have a more sure word of prophecy, preaching that Britain would not be part of the movement to unify Europe (2 Peter 1:19–21).
This "Brexit" vote should stir up Christians to examine where they are spiritually (Romans 13:11–14)! End-time prophecies long understood and preached by God's true ministers are coming to pass! And yet, amazingly, this news story of seismic importance is already relatively neglected throughout much of the media.
There are some valid reasons for this. For instance, numerous other news stories made headlines last month. Terrorists have attacked France and other nations. Turkey suffered an attempted coup. Racial tensions in the United States seem to be at their highest levels in decades. American politics continue to dominate the news. These and other news stories have buried Britain's referendum. We have barely had time to think through the repercussions of Britain's decision to leave the European Union before numerous other "big news" events have occurred.
And, of course, there are less valid reasons. While world events continue to spiral towards the end of this age, it is very easy to simply change the channel. Why worry about Brexit when there is a new Star Trek movie opening? Or when Netflix has just added episodes of our favorite show? Or that "Pokémon Go" is… well, whatever "Pokémon Go" is? Our modern civilization has every type of distraction under the sun. While we might not care about ninety percent of the entertainment that is produced, that ten percent we do like can often consume our time and thoughts. Instead of staying focused on what just happened, we are off to a new app, the next movie, or some other distraction (Luke 21:34).
This is a time to stay focused! God's true ministers have been proclaiming that Britain would leave the European Union for years, and it has happened! We need to be aware that there is a very real spiritual force, the "prince of the power of the air," who wants to distract us (Ephesians 2:2). Whether it's our work, personal hardships or mere entertainment, the question we all have to ask ourselves is this: will we become distracted from the fulfillment of prophecy? Moreover, will our distraction cause us to fail to repent—to change our behavior to reflect the seriousness of the times we are living in?
While there are plenty of prophecies left to be fulfilled, it is high time for us to awake from any spiritual slumber and draw close to God. Events that have been talked about for years are happening with alarming rapidity. As more and more news and entertainment flows in, do not forget what just happened!
If you would like more information about what the next few years will bring for the British-descended nations, including America, please request our free booklet The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.