They say that one-third of the Bible is prophecy. As events in this 21st century world unfold, we see the prophecies of the Bible concerning the end times—the latter days—taking shape. One of the places we read of those prophecies is in a book we might not often think of as prophetic, but the signs of the latter days listed there look very similar to the world we are living in today. What does it say about our future?
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, FL churches. Rick also serves as the Treasurer for the United Church of God.