On May 27, 2005 at 10:07 pm, and again at 10:20 pm (for 90 minutes), the Big Ben clock (completed in 1858) in Elizabeth Tower on the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London (England)stopped working for no reason (though it was announced that it was because of the abnormally warm weather). This is the most well-known timepiece in the world, as it is the largest 4-faced clock tower and 3rd tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. Some prophecy researchers believed this may have been a prophetic sign.
Shortly after midnight on January 28, 2011 a brightly lit unidentified flying object descended from the night sky and hovered over the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem for about 15 seconds before shooting back up. There are 4 videos, at different angles, of the event; and although it has been heralded as a fraud, it has yet to be explained. Was this celestial display an indication of something?
The Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro (in Brazil, in South America), which is 125-feet tall and was erected in 1931 (undergoing a $4 million renovation in 2010 to repair the badly eroded face & hands), was struck by lightning on January 16, 2014, chipping the right thumb. Sitting on top of a steep mountain, it has been often hit by lightning, in fact the previous month it was struck during a storm and the middle finger of the right hand was chipped. However, this latest strike was photographed, and news of it spread all over the world. Does this have some prophetic significance? Could this be announcing the beginning of something?
On January 28, 2006 Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri died at the age of 108. He was a respected scholar and teacher who was known for his memorization of the Old Testament and the Talmud. A few months before his death, he had announced that he personally met the Messiah, that the Messiah had appeared to him in a vision (November 4, 2003) and said he would be coming back very soon- but it would be after the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who at that time had been in a coma since suffering a stroke on January 4, 2006. He recorded the name of the Messiah in a note that he requested be kept secret until a year after his death. When it was opened in 2007, it turned out to be an anagram that indicated the name of "Yehoshua" in Hebrew ("Yeshua" in Aramaic- or Jesus). Sharon died on January 11, 2014, only a few days before the most prolific statue of Jesus was struck by lightning.
Early Sunday morning on January 26, 2014, a gold reliquary containing blood from the late Pope John Paul II (now being considered for sainthood) was stolen from San Pietro Della Lenca, a small church near the city of L'Aquila, by thieves who broke a window to gain access. It had been given to the church in 2011 by his former private secretary Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz and kept in a gold and glass circular case in a niche of the church, which is located in the Abruzzo region in the mountains east of Rome where the Pope would often go to ski and hike. It was one of only 3 vials in existence that contain the actual blood of Pope John, which had been harvested from his blood-soaked clothing after his 1981 assassination attempt. Then, just a short time later in Vatican City, during Pope Francis' weekly Sunday Angelus prayer overlooking St. Peter's Square, two doves released by Italian school children from the window of the Apostolic Palace, as a symbolic gesture of peace for Ukraine, were attacked by a sea gull and a crow. In less than a week, the police recovered the piece of fabric and it was missing just a few filaments of cloth and gold thread.
On February 10th, Reuters announced that during the summer, on the seabed 300 feet off the coast of the Gaza Strip, a construction worker, Jwdat Abu Ghrb, who was fishing in the shallow waters, discovered a naked, life-size, half-ton, 2000-year-old (cast between 5th-1st century BC) bronze statue of the Greek God Apollo. The statue was seized by the police and is now in the custody of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and Interior Ministry in Gaza, which is governed by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. The priceless statue is to be restored and preserved so it can be displayed in museums. Although its condition is now being threatened by the air, the story that it was found in the sea is now being questioned, because it is in relatively good condition. It is believed that it had been buried in a dry area; or may have possibly been found in the area of an ancient temple, which may be the site of other archeological treasures. Revelation 9:1-2, 11 says:
"And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit...And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." Is it a coincidence that this statue was discovered at this time?
These events just seem so strange and bizarre, that they almost have to be a precursor to something. It's possible that things are going to start getting very interesting in the near future. The campaign for the 2016 election is beginning in just a few months. Whoever wins could inevitably accelerate the path of our nation toward a more socialistic approach, as the New World Order prepares to pull us further into their clutches. It is so important to remember the words of Jesus- "watch and pray."