Signs of the times
"Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division.
"For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother....
"Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?
"Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right?
Luke 12:51-53, 56-57
To prepare His people for future events, Jesus told His disciples,
"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near... Watch therefore...." Matthew 24:32-33, 42
As reminders to "watch" and be ready, Scripture references to prophesied trends and events will be added to corresponding news items.