I found out today that the current Pope has announced that he will be resigning on the 28th of this month. You may wonder why that's relevant to me, since I'm not a Catholic. Well, there's the matter of a gigantic prophecy made by an Irish Bishop known as Saint Malachy all the way back in 1139 about the end of the world...
Before we get into this, I want to make something very clear: I am neither saying that Malarchy's prophecy is or isn't true. Just as with Biblical prophesy, it's easy to shape events to match any old prophesy you want. However, given the sheer number of matches to the prophesy, all of them following a pattern, combined with the timing of this corresponding with other End Times prophecies coming true (which I'll post on soon), I thought this worthy of bringing to your attention to consider as a possibility. And if you're not a Catholic and therefore hesitate to give any bearing to a Catholic prophesy, remember that God can give genuine words of prophesy to anyone He wishes - remember Balaam. Don't stake everything on it being true, but don't just discount it, either.
Okay, so this Malachy's prophecy listed out a brief identifier of every single Pope from the one following his prophecy to the one who will come after the current one (who is resigning). For example, the 187th (24th following the prophecy) Pope was identified as "French Preacher," and he (Innocent V) was indeed from France and a member of the Order of Preachers; the 236th (80th) was identified as "In the trouble of peace," and his reign corresponded with the start of the infamous Thirty Years' War; and the 265th (109th) was identified as "From the midst of the moon" - and his reign lasted one month, from the moon being half-full to half-full. You can check out the full list here on Wikipedia.
So...what's the point?
Well, remember, the prophecy ends with the man who will be the next Pope. It reads: "Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end." Tribulations - that's right out of Revelation. City of seven hills - check out Revelation 17-18. And the Judgment follows that. And then it's the end.
Once again, I'm not saying Malachy's prophesy is true - but it's certainly something to keep in mind! We should all be living as if it were the Earth's very last days, anyway - so let this be an impetus for us to do so.