Signs of the Times

Prophecies from the Bible are unfolding in front of our eyes. Life-changing events are stirring, leaving many in fear of the future. But God saw it all coming. Do you recognize the signs promised in the Bible? Can you see where we sit in the Bible Prophecy Timeline?


How much was spent on military arms worldwide in 2016?

There are currently 45 ongoing armed conflicts with fatalities in 35 countries. In total, countries around the world spent $1.6 trillion on arms in 2016, a 0.4 increase from 2015. The United States spent $611 billion, 36 percent of the global total.

"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.”(Matthew 24:6)

Of the 7.6 billion people in the world, how many suffer from chronic undernourishment, meaning that their daily intake of calories is insufficient for them to lead active and healthy lives?

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 815 million people of the 7.6 billion people in the world, or 10.7%, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2016. Almost all the hungry people live in developing countries. There are 11 million people undernourished in developed countries.

“And there will be famines.” (Matthew 24:7)

How many earthquakes have already been registered by scientists worldwide in 2019?

According to the United States Geographical Survey, there were a total of 12,981 earthquakes registered in 2019—with 1,632 earthquakes larger than 5.0. In 2018 over 5,000 fatalities were attributed to earthquakes—up from 1,157 people in 2017.

“And there will be great earthquakes in various places.” (Luke 21:11)

In a 2013 survey, how many adult inmates were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail or prison)?

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013 – about 0.91% of adults (1 in 110) in the U.S. resident population. Additionally, 4,751,400 adults in 2013 (1 in 51) were on probation or on parole. In total, 6,899,000 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2013 – about 2.8% of adults (1 in 35) in the U.S. resident population.

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:12)

How high was the wall of water that crashed into the coast of Japan in a March 2011 tsunami?

A 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011, triggering powerful tsunami waves that reach heights of up to 40.5 meters, or 133 feet high. The waves were so strong that they traveled up to 6 miles inland. A 2015 report confirmed 15,895 deaths with thousands missing. As of 2015, 228,863 people were still living in temporary housing since their homes were destroyed.

“Nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.” (Luke 21:25 NIV)

In what European country was a targeted 2015 terrorist attack that resulted in 130 deaths and over 350 injuries?

The Paris attacks were the single deadliest terrorist attacked in French history, with multiple shootings and grenade attacks at a music venue, a sports stadium, and several bars and restaurants.

“Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world.” (Luke 21:26 NIV)

How many Christians worldwide are currently suffering religious persecution?

About 215 million (1 in 12) Christians are being persecuted due to their faith. According to Open Doors USA, 255 Christians are killed every month based solely on one's identification as a Christian.

"Then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another." (Matthew 24:10)


Americans are working longer hours than they were years ago. What was the percentage of American workers who left vacation time unused in 2015?

More than half of American workers (55%) left vacation time unused in 2015. This adds up to 658 million unused vacation days. U.S. workers forfeited 222 million of the 658 million unused vacation days. These days cannot be rolled over, paid out, or banked for any other benefit—they are purely lost. This forgone time results in $61.4 billion in forfeited benefits annually.

“Many shall run to and fro.” (Daniel 12:4)

According to IBM, how many bytes of data are used per day in the world?

Our current output of data is roughly 2.5 quintillion bytes a day. This would fill 10 million blu-ray discs, the height of which stacked would measure the height of 4 Eiffel towers on top of each other. As a whole, the Internet population has grown by 7.5 percent since 2016 and now includes over 3.7 billion humans. On average, the US alone spits out 2,657,700 gigabytes of Internet data every minute.

"Knowledge shall increase." (Daniel 12:4)

If new treatments are not discovered for superbug infections, what year do medical professionals believe annual global deaths will increase from 700,000 to 10 million by?

If doctors can’t find new methods of treatment, in a worst case scenario, annual global deaths from superbug infections could increase from a current estimation of 700,000 to 10 million by 2050. Drug-resistant infections currently kill more than 50,000 people every year in the U.S. and Europe. The current prediction for 2050 is based on two worst-case scenarios: what would happen if all microbes became antibiotic-resistant, and what would happen if resistance increased by 40 percent.

“And there will be…pestilences.”(Mathew 24:7)

How many countries across the world have known nuclear weapons, totaling to over 14,000?

Nine countries (Russia, the US, France, China, the UK, Pakistan, India, Israel, and North Korea) in the world possess a total of 14,175 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia account for 92 percent of them.

“The time has come for…destroying those who destroy the earth.” (Revelation 11:18)

How many major border conflicts with fatalities have occurred in the world since the year 2000?

Over 30 countries have been involved in a territorial or border dispute with another country since 2000 with over 10,500 fatalities.

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Luke 21:10)