What I do know is that what is taking place in the Middle East was prophesied by the prophets, the apostles and Jesus himself. It seems that people are asking the same questions that the disciples asked the Lord: when will the end come? Jesus’ answer was: “it is not for you to know; only my father knows this. But you should receive power after the Holy Spirit comes upon you and be my witnesses.”
Unfortunately many Christians today are like those of the first century; they want to know the future. Some spend a lot of time and finances and write books on the subject. For some this might be appropriate. But I believe we should invest all our energies, time and finances obeying the great commission that Jesus gave us and leave the rest to the Father.
What is happening in Syria was spoken of by Isaiah. What is happening in Egypt and the entire Muslim world, starting with the birth of the State of Israel all point to the fact that we are closer to that great day that we look for with anticipation.
This is the only answer I have to your questions. Let us work together and do our part to hasten the coming of the Lord. I believe the greatest sign will be when all have heard, and then the Lord will come. That is why God gave the church access to satellite television. That is what we are doing in this ministry, and thank you for being my partners in it!