The first part of this page includes daily headlines that relate to the "birth pangs" of the end times. The last part of this page includes a list of links and news sources related to biblical prophecy. We can expect to see an increase in frequency and intensity of catastrophes and disasters, both natural and man-made, as we come closer to the Lord's return:
Luke 21:25-28 - "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
Jesus told us to watch for specific signs leading up to his return. These signs are "birth pangs" (Matthew 24:6-7, Mark 13:7-8, and Luke 21:9-11). When these signs "begin" to happen, we know our redemption is near. While this redemption is ultimately speaking of Israel at the 2nd Coming of Jesus, the "birth pangs" have already begun. In other words, as the "birth pangs" increase in frequency and intensity, we know that the Church's redemption in the rapture is that much sooner. As an interesting side note, someone suggested to me that the "fear" spoken of in the passage above might be enhanced from the sensationalized news media.
Below, I post headlines daily related to the "birth pangs." This list will generally include headlines that relate to the Middle East, particularly news that concerns Israel and their neighbors, followed by global geopolitical turmoil, the volatile global economy, earth convulsions, technology and legislation leading to the "mark of the beast" system, and headlines that relate to the increasing depravity of man, like in the "days of Noah." Each headline below is a click-able link to the news article. "Birth pang" headlines going back to 2008 are in the link at the end of the daily list.
Tracking Bible Prophecy Headlines - 7/29/2014
'At least 160 children died digging tunnels for Hamas'
Hamas spokesman: Israel has reached only a fraction of our tunnels
10 Palestinians killed in failed Gazan rocket attack on Israel, IDF says
Israeli missile hits house of Hamas Gaza leader Haniyeh
Five IDF soldiers killed in Gaza as army death toll rises to 48
Israeli inhabitants of areas around Gaza flee embattled South
Mashaal: Hamas is ready to coexist with Jews, but not the occupation
Netanyahu: We're prepared for an extended operation in Gaza
Israeli Leader Sees No Quick End to Gaza War
Premier slams UN cease-fire plan for not addressing Israel's security needs
Demilitarization is Palestinian obligation under Oslo accords, Steinitz says
Kerry: Hamas disarmament needed to resolve Gaza conflict
'Kerry is seeking to reward a terrorist group'
US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
Krauthammer: Kerry is undermining Israeli-Gaza peace talks
Hamas terrorist killed trying to infiltrate Kibbutz Nahal Oz
Analysis: Who Will Heed Hamas' Call for 'Third Intifada'?
Terror Group Threatens to 'Chop Off the Heads of the Jews'
'We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'
Gaza Conflict Seen as Providing Cover for Anti-Semitic Attacks in France
Israel-Gaza conflict: Rise of anti-Semitic attacks in UK as crisis rages in the Middle East
Gaza Crisis: Rome's Historic Jewish Quarter Daubed with Swastikas and Anti-Semitic Posters
Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'
US House panel set to approve Hezbollah sanctions bill
Online Campaign Aims to Build Third Temple
Islamic Jihad Said to Have Iranian 'Judgement Day' Missile
Iraq is already splitting into three states
Iraq Gets Court Order Seizing Kurdish Crude Off Texas
Fifteen corpses found in Baghdad put Iraqi capital on edge
Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul
Does Jonah's tomb signal the death of Christianity in Iraq?
France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq
State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming 'shadow of its former self'
Senate Moves to Stop $2.8 Billion Cash Infusion to Iran
War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan
Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos
Ukraine retakes 3 towns near crash; U.N. says downing may be war crime
US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty
White House: EU, US to Impose New Russia Sanctions
Violence shakes Thailand's war-torn south
Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. in Future Conflict
Teenage girl in Japan bludgeons, strangles and decapitates friend
Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions
Photos show border militias moving across Texas
Group of Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas from Mexico
Border agents hampered by environmental rules
White House Braces for Impeachment Threat After Immigration Action
Is the Fed fueling a giant stock market bubble?
With new default looming, Argentina urges calm
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Surveillance Programs Hinder Journalists, Lawyers, Report Says
Obama's crackdown on leakers damages constitutional protections, activists say
California firefighters encounter civilian drone for first time
5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Ialibu, Papua New Guinea
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Mazatan, Mexico
4.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Medford, Oklahoma
Second crater found at 'End of the World': First giant hole still a mystery
Tropical depression moving towards Marianas
Massive Storm Batters U.S. With Hail, Flooding and a Tornado
Rare tornado touches down outside Boston, no deaths reported
Massive Green Algae Outbreak a Threat on Lake Erie as Waters Warm
Growing concern in US: 'kissing bug' disease
Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities
Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physicians
Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns
Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strains
Florida boy, 6, gets prosthetic arm built with 3-D printer
Teledildonic technology -- otherwise known as computer-aided sex toys -- could change intimacy as we know it
US court: Virginia gay marriage ban unconstitutional
NC attorney general won't defend his state's gay marriage ban
Christian Groups Oppose New Show Depicting Jesus as Foul-Mouthed Pot Smoker
Priest Claims Hate Texts Are From Demon Spirit
Pope apologizes for the Catholic persecution of Pentecostals
China Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in Crackdown
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Significant Earthquakes 5.0+ since the Richter scale was developed in 1935
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As we watch prophecy come alive before our very eyes, remember to pray for Israel:
Psalm 122:6 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you."