Ah, Harbinger, the end times - the times of which only the father knows - is that it? If so, we aren't going to do too well with looking for signs as it is easily possible that god's time runs on a different timescale from ours - unless he is in eternity where there is no time of course. Anyway, what signs ought we to look for that haven't happened before and so are significant. We've been having earthquakes, wars and rumours of wars for the whole of human history so i can't see how they help at all. In fact, they sound more like something an astrologer would add to a prediction to keep you guessing.
So, seriously, what should we be looking out for and whjy do you suppose the an 'end times' are more likley now that the 1st century or the 3,000th century?
So your personal answer is no, you don't?
Sermon on the mount is a fun place to start.
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the
Son, but the Father.
This is true as you say.
The parable of the fig tree teaches we can know when it's close though.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye
know that summer is near: 29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know
that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ ; and shall deceive many. 7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be;
but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
Note: beginnings of
fake Jesus.. David koresh and Charles Manson. come to mind but José Luis de Jesús he's worth looking at. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos
aside from Him google false messiah there have been and are currently quite a few.
You mentioned earthquakes. That's an interesting subject on it's own. We expect not only the magnatudes will get stronger, they will be more frequent, and the locations will be places unexpected.
We have in fact had a huge spike in activityhttp://www.earth.webecs.co.uk/
I live in north Tx. This is close to home for me
New york times Dec, 12 2013
with a yearly average of about 50 tremors, almost all of them minor. But in the past three years, the state [Oklahoma] has had thousands of quakes. This year has been the most active, with more than 2,600 so far, including 87 last week.
(They blame gas and oil fracking, But Jesus never claimed cause only that it would happen)
I would advise Revelation and Danial. They go together. Once you understand the symbolism it's easy to see how it could be right around the corner.