The countdown to the last of the last days started in 1948 when Israel was resurrected as a nation and God began to bring back the Jews, who have been scattered amongst the nations of the world, into the land of Israel - the land given by God to the Jewish nation.
However, the final countdown began in 2008. Acceleration began to occur. The signs were gradual and slow up to this time. Suddenly things began to change. The speed of convergence of the signs of the times has increased dramatically since that time. All the signs are present.
God spoke of this time through the prophet Haggai, 'I will shake heaven and earth.' I have written extensively concerning this revelation in other articles on this site. It was the time which God spoke to me about in the early 1990's.
The countdown began with an economic shaking. It is still an ongoing crisis throughout the world and will eventually lead to a big crash of the global economy when the derivative market implodes and the dollar collapses. A new world currency and eventually a global government headed by the antichrist.
The Spirit of God revealed the significance of this new season - the final countdown - to me as I had spent many years before God pondering the Book of Haggai.
In 2007, I first discerned the change of season. In 2007, unusual floods occurred in many nations throughout the world and they were all reported as the worst floods in living memory. This gained my attention that something was happening.
The late David Wilkerson stated in his book, The Vision, which he wrote in 1974, that the first sign of the final end time countdown would be a severe economic crisis. Economic confusion. He described the financial crisis (2008 and onwards) in detail. Most of the things have come to pass. Some are still to occur in the time ahead.
David Wilkerson thus confirms that this indeed is the beginning of the final countdown.
So far, we have been in the beginnings of the end time countdown. Haggai has defined this period. Now, we are moving further into the end time countdown. The second stage. The shaking will still continue. Drastic weather patterns. Storms. Typhoons will increase. Great earthquakes. The greatest earthquake in the history of the United States is still coming.
However, another Scripture defines the period ahead and brings forth more light.
Acts 2: 19-20 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and
notable day of the Lord.
Remember the shaking affects both the heavens and the earth. Here, again, signs and wonders occur both in the heavens and on the earth.
The sign of 'Blood and fire and vapor of smoke' point to a significant war on the earth, probably the Syria and Ezekiel 38-39 war. Suffering will come to Israel. However, God reveals Himself as the defender of the Jewish nation and clearly declares to the world that He is God and is sovereign over the nations of the world. Great judgment will come upon the world at this time. Could the world economy and the dollar also collapse at this time? Something significant is coming and it seems likely that the Ezekiel 38-39 war takes place at this time.
The wonder in heaven is 'the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood.' This refers to the tetrad of blood moons and a solar eclipse which begins on Passover 2014. Watch John Hagee's presentation of this on u-tube.
The day of the Lord is the final 7-year period called the Tribulation according to the Scriptures. So according to the above Scripture, this occurs before the Tribulation.
Now, we need to look at the broader context of this passage. The verses before and the verse afterwards speak of signs and wonders amongst the people of God. The latter rain. The last revival and the final harvest are definitely found in the context of the above verses.
What concerns me is the foundation which needs to be in place for the last revival. I have zoomed in on this foundation - the rock-solid classical Christian foundation - as it separates the remnant from Laodicea and prepares the remnant for the outpouring of His Spirit in the days ahead.
These two revelations - Haggai and Peter's - give us a clear picture of the final countdown as well as a glimpse into the days ahead.