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Nearing Midnight and the Doomsday Clock

Jesus set Heaven’s end times clock, foretelling when the second hand of eternity will reach near the midnight hour for the inhabitants of planet earth. He did so by giving God’s heavenly family the assurance that we will snatched up before that time; we will be rescued from this planet of rebels doomed to suffer His righteous wrath and judgment.

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21: 28)

The phrase “these things” refers to the issues and events of prophetic significance that have long since begun to “come to pass.”

Todd Strandberg, founder of Raptureready.com, and I have for decades written our commentaries on “these things” for the “Nearing Midnight” section of this website. We have tried, in effect, to show the progress toward that midnight hour. We’ve present what we believe is not a “doomsday clock,” but a heavenly horizon marquee announcing the great event that all who believe in Jesus Christ for salvation are swiftly approaching.

It is more than intriguing that, while we look at all the wickedness being done by the evil men and seducers who are growing worse and worse, secular watchers of mankind’s nearness to the same midnight hour perceive that time is almost up.

Such came starkly into view with the most recent setting by the “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist Doomsday Clock” watchdogs:

A panel of international scientists has warned that humanity’s continued existence is at greater risk than ever before, largely as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set its Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest to midnight the clock has been since it was established in 1947 to illustrate global existential threats at the dawn of the nuclear weapons age.

Rachel Bronson, the president and CEO of the Bulletin, said the clock had been moved forward from 100 seconds to midnight, where it had been for the previous three years, “largely, though not exclusively, because of the mounting dangers in the war in Ukraine.”

“We are living in a time of unprecedented danger, and the Doomsday Clock time reflects that reality. Ninety seconds to midnight is the closest the clock has ever been set to midnight, and it’s a decision our experts do not take lightly.” (“Doomsday Clock at record 90 seconds to midnight amid Ukraine crisis” | World news | The Guardian)

The secular doomsday clock watchers hope that, by posting the warnings of impending nuclear war and other catastrophes, they can somehow avert reaching that midnight hour they so fear. This is what, for example, those who believe they can institute the so-called Great Reset believe they, in their god-like confidence in their own ability, can accomplish.

But there is one thing and one thing only that can help mankind avoid the coming judgment and wrath of that midnight hour. That is repentance and turning to the Lord Jesus Christ, who came to die as sacrifice for the sin into which humankind has been born since the fall in Eden’s garden.

God has set the doomsday clock, and His second hand hasn’t stopped moving toward that midnight moment. My own belief, along with many of God’s watchers on the wall of Bible prophecy, believe that clock’s second hand is much closer to the 12 than the 90 seconds away the authorities of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists recently placed their second hand.

The people of earth are on the cusp of being thrust into that midnight hour. You don’t want to be one who is left behind to suffer that time of horror Jesus Himself said will be the worst of all human history (Mathew 24: 21).

Here is how to avoid that fate and instead go to be kept within the safe harbor of Jesus Christ when He calls all believers to Himself.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)


  1. Truth2Freedom says:

    Reblogged this on Truth2Freedom's Blog.

  2. Ed Wood says:

    Our civilization’s increasing rejection of God and anything pertaining to him is a bigger factor in advancing the Doomsday Clock’s hands closer to midnight than anything Russian, North Korean, Chinese, or anyone else’s nukes could ever do.

  3. Dave Michaelson says:

    Do you not find it interesting the parallels between what’s been happening here in America, and what’s been happening in Israel these last few years? I know there has been commentaries written on the parallels between these 2 nations identifying a connection in their respective histories.In fact if we are to believe 1 author’s assertion, some of the founding fathers actually considered ‘Hebrew’ as our official language! I find that hard to believe given English had been spoken for a few hundred years, and the difficulty of imposing such a burden on the populace simply would not have worked.The schism, or splits we see in America today, and in Israel, are profound.I just read where some extremist left-wing radical in Israel, not a Moslem, a Jew, was calling for Netanyahoo’s assasination. Israel, God’s Chosen people, and America the greatest exporter of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both experiencing this incredible schism or divide at this same moment in history. I know this commentary has very little to do with Terry’s fine article, and I agree time is short, nevertheless I think this outpouring of hatred among even the brethren, let alone unbelievers proves Satan’s hard at work doing his darndest to thwart what’s coming. And he will fail miserably I might add, as we all know how it ends! PTL!

    • Ed Wood says:

      Since most of mainstream religion has tossed out the Bible, it’s pretty certain its members will never get to read the book of Judges, because it wouldn’t take too long to see the pattern and the parallels. Step one – a nation accepts the reality of God and does its best to follow his moral law. Step two, because of this, God blesses it. Step three, it prospers. Step four, it gets full of itself and becomes arrogant. Step five, it gives God his walking papers. Step six, it starts falling apart as God’s protecting hand is withdrawn. Step seven, God judges it.

      I think America and western civilization are near the end of step 6. Pretty soon the whole world will be at step seven as the devil exploits the vacuum left by our fall.

  4. John Clark says:

    The only issue remaining is how bad will things get up until the rapture. Therefore, all Christian’s must continue strong in their faith without compromise. We must prepare ourselves spiritually and economically by stocking up as much as our resources allow. We must throw ourselves on God’s grace for our protection and provision until God calls us out of this world, and make our lives and testimony like each day could be our last on Planet Earth.

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