I certainly am not a prophet but I believe we are in the final decades just before the Messianic age and Millennial Kingdom of Yeshua. In fact, I think there will only be three more decades. Sometime before the end of that third decade I think Yeshua (Jesus) will have returned to earth to set up His Millennial kingdom.
I am writing this because I think many Christians today have been misled into thinking that everything must take place within this decade. I think it is much more likely that these events will play out over two to three decades.
The following is how I think the final decades will play out in the world. Events do not have to play out as I suggest so you really need to be the judge. Also, do not expect too much detail here. Details that are not known cannot be revealed. Further, I have not tried very hard to put the events in the exact sequence, nor can this short summery mention more than a fraction of the events that will actually take place.
Decade one – 2010 to 2020.
The United States of America will cease to be a great power in the world. America will become increasingly divided and her debts will either crash the dollar causing hyperinflation or America will default on her debts. Living standards in America will plunge dramatically in this decade. Riots, upheavals, civil war and secession of States from the Union is likely. Even radical change back to constitutional principals will not change the fact that half of the nation are already dependents of government and the whole nation has future national debt obligations that simply cannot be paid unless the dollar is dramatically devalued. When the people of America apathetically or purposely allowed socialist radicals to destroy our free enterprise system and our personal freedoms all that remains is for the fat lady to sing, “Its The End of the World as We Know it”".
Europe will be in turmoil. Standards of living in many parts of Europe will decline. Terrorism and demands of Muslim immigrants will bring a right wing backlash from the natives against Muslim immigrants. Civil war is not out of the question, neither are wars between European nations or wars between European and Muslim nations. The EU will continue to realign but toward the end of the decade it will probably reflect the proposed Euro-Med revived Roman Empire model. Some of the Eastern nations in the EU will realign with Russia.
Russia will form a new Union that will be tyrannical and fascist. Russian Influence has already moved the Ukraine back into the Russia sphere and as Europe shows weakness Russian influence will expand West and Southwest as far as Iran. I think an assortment of other nations will join with the Russian block much like they did when the old Soviet Union was at its peak. Russia will use its control over energy and natural resources as a tool to force neighboring countries to come under their sphere of influence. World tyrants will once again see benefits in aligning with Russia against the Western world order.
Israel will defeat the neighboring Arab states in the war of Psalm 83. Iran will have a revolution either before or after the bombing of their nuclear facilities and form a secular government.
China and India will continue to develop, although not as rapidly as they did last decade. There will be more internal turmoil in China and China will take Taiwan by conquest or agreement. The take over of Pakistan by India is not out of the question if Pakistan loses control over their nukes.
Japan will go nuclear because of the threat of China, North Korea and the collapse of the United States nuclear umbrella. There is likely to be war against North Korea during this decade. South Korea will take over the north and unite the country.
South America will rise in power, form a Union, and become a major economic power in the world. There will be some local wars and civil wars but Brazil and Argentina will increasingly dominate the South American continent. There likely will be a war between Argentina and Great Britain over the Falklands. This time a greatly weakened Great Britain will have to pull out.
The African Union will also become a geopolitical factor.
By the end of the decade true democracies or republics will not exist in reality. People all over the world will come under the tyranny of authoritarian governments. Many people will sell their soul for the promise of security.
The UN headquarters will move from the United states to Rome.
Persecution of true Christians will spread and increase. Religion will increasingly only be allowed to be expressed in the confines of local church campuses. Proselytizing will not be allowed in the public arenas in most nations.
Decade two – 2020 to 2030.
The United States and Mexico will be failed states broken up into different factions. The different factions will eventually agree to confederate with Canada into a loose central federal government called the North American Union. Living standards will be about half what Americans enjoy today and a world currency or regional currency will replace national currencies.
The Euro-Med Union or revived Roman Empire will became a fascist oligarchy divided into ten zones that will be controlled by ten appointed leaders that will give their power to the an appointed head of the Union.
The Rapture of true Christians is likely to occur sometime in this decade although it could happen sooner.
Israel will be living in peace and security since the Psalm 83 war of the last decade.
The first seals described in Revelation will be opened and the events described will begin. These are the beginnings of sorrows or early labor pains.
The Gog war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 will take place when the Russian Islamic block comes down against Israel to take a spoil. The God of Israel will intervene for Israel and make Himself known to the nations of the world when He supernaturally destroys 5/6ths of this great army.
Israel will bury the dead of Gog’s army and they will use the weapons of war to power the nation until they flee to the mountains seven years later at the revealing of the man of sin (Antichrist).
China and India will become true world superpowers and vastly increase their military capabilities.
A world war between Islam and the West over 1/4th of the earth.
The rise of a pluralist religious harlot will end the religious wars, unite world religions and become totally dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. (Queen of Heaven apparitions and deceptions will bring this about).
Decade Three – 2030 until the Messianic Age and Millennial Kingdom of Jesus (These events could actually start as early as 2025 )
The signing of the seven year covenant with the many by the prince to come (Dan 9:26-27)
144,000 Jews preach the gospel of the coming Millennial Kingdom to the whole world and two witnesses of God in Jerusalem preach and send Judgment as often as they wish on all those that oppose them getting out the message of the coming Kingdom of Yeshua.
The killing of the two witnesses by the one who ascends out of the pit.
The Abomination that cause desolation and the Satanic supernatural power of the Antichrist and His false prophet begins and lasts 42 months.
The world rejects the truth and will not have Yeshua rule over them. The worst time ever to occur in the history of the world begins when the wrath of the Lamb and the wrath of God is poured out on all that are in rebellion against God (The Trumpet and Bowl Judgments of Revelation).
The Harlot of Revelation is burned by the people following the Antichrist.
The kings of the East invade the Middle East with 200 hundred million men and bring the death of one third of all men left on the earth.
The fall of Babylon the Great.
The appearance of Jesus and the Holy City in the heavens.
The False Prophet and Antichrist lead all nations to fight against Israel and her God.
The destruction of all forces of the Antichrist over the length of Israel.
The Messianic Age Millennial Kingdom of Yeshua begins.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.