Signs of the times
"Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: '
'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me...."
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 both to prophesied events and current trends will be added to corresponding news items.