Lets face it - the world hovers right on the brink, in so many different ways:
- The Middle East, which is just on the brink of completely blowing up (Egypt, Syria, Iran, Lebanon. Gaza, West Bank, Turkey, etc. - all on the brink)
- The EU, as we watch its transformation (ultimately into the "10 Kings") and financial crisis growing rapidly to the point of no return
- The world's economy and financial "system" which seems headed for collapse
- Threats to the physical world - via earthquakes, volcanos, supervolcanos, comets, radiation, sun spots - you name it
- Nuclear proliferation among terrorist states and groups
- The rise of radical Islam, particularly among the countries who are destined to attack Israel in biblically described battles
And on and on it goes. So many tipping points and all approaching the end game.
The question on the minds of prophecy watchers becomes "how much longer can these insurmountable problems continue before this world self-destructs"?
"How much longer before a 'world-savior' shows up and appears to have tangible solutions to these problems?"
Of course, lurking just beneath these questions is the 'real' question, the most important question, which is "How much longer before God removes His Church, as promised?"
Today's news serves to underscore the above.
In this video, Nigel Farage points out some painful truths:
Nigel Farage: EU Dictatorship Dominated by Germany Replaces Elected Leaders
The EU on the brink:
Prepare for riots in euro collapse, Foreign Office warns
Greece has seen several outbreaks of civil disorder as its government struggles with its huge debts. British officials think similar scenes cannot be ruled out in other nations if the euro collapses.
Diplomats have also been told to prepare to help tens of thousands of British citizens in eurozone countries with the consequences of a financial collapse that would leave them unable to access bank accounts or even withdraw cash.
Analysts at UBS, an investment bank earlier this year warned that the most extreme consequences of a break-up include risks to basic property rights and the threat of civil disorder.
“When the unemployment consequences are factored in, it is virtually impossible to consider a break-up scenario without some serious social consequences,” UBS said.
Bankers Have Seized Europe: Goldman Sachs Has Taken Over
Who will rule the New Europe? Obviously, the private European banks and Goldman Sachs.
The new president of the European Central Bank is Mario Draghi.
This person was Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International and a member of Goldman Sachs’ Management Committee.
Draghi was also Italian Executive Director of the World Bank, Governor of the Bank of Italy, a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank, a member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements, and a member of the boards of governors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Asian Development Bank, and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board.
Obviously, Draghi is going to protect the power of bankers.
Just as an unelected banker was installed as prime minister of Italy, an unelected banker was installed as prime minister of Greece. Obviously, they are intended to produce the bankers’ solution to the sovereign debt crisis.
The European Union, just like everything else, is merely another scheme to concentrate wealth in a few hands at the expense of European citizens, who are destined, like Americans, to be the serfs of the 21st century.
Syria on the brink:
The "Free Syria Army": Placard-Waving Protesters are actually Machine Gun-Wielding Terrorists
The “Free Syria Army” is literally an army of militant extremists, many drawn not from Syria’s military ranks, but from the Muslim Brotherhood, carrying heavy weapons back and forth over the Turkish and Lebanese borders, funded, supported, and armed by the United States, Israel, and Turkey.
How predictable is this? Just like Egypt and Libya, we are watching yet another takeover of a Middle East nation by radical Islam; "coincidentally", also part of coalitions which will attack Israel in the near future. How interesting, no?
Just as in Libya where these so-called “peaceful protesters” turned out to be hordes of genocidal racist Al Qaeda mercenaries, led by big-oil representatives, fighting their cause upon a verified pack of lies, so too is Syria’s “pro-democracy” movement which is slowly being revealed as yet another militant brand of extremists
U.S. carrier strike force enters Syrian waters. Russian carrier en route
The Syrian crisis aassumed a big power dimension this week with the build-up of rival United States and Russia naval air carrier armadas in Syrian waters
By deploying 70 ship-borne fighter-bombers plus three heavy guided missile cruisers and five guided missile destroyers opposite Syria, Washington has laid down military support for any intervention the Arab League in conjunction with Turkey may decide on.
Bashar Assad can see for himself that Washington has hoisted a nuclear aerial umbrella to protect its allies, Israel, Turkey, and Jordan, against the retaliation his armed forces high command pledged Friday for the deaths of six Syrian air force elite pilots in an ambush Thursday.
For some time, Ankara has been weighing the creation of a protected haven for rebels and refugees inside Syria.
France has proposed slicing "humanitarian corridors" through Syria for them to flee safely from military tank and gunfire and secure supply of food, medicines and other essential supplies to the cities under army siege.
Both plans would depend on being safeguarded by substantial ground and air strength inside Syria which would certainly face fierce resistance from Assad's military.
We cannot forget Assad's threats against Israel if any "outside intervention" occurs with Syria:
The Arab League has scheduled weekend meetings to decide how to proceed after Damascus ignored its Friday deadline for accepting hundreds of monitors.
The Russian Kuznetzov carrier and its accompanying strike vessels will join the three Russian warships parked opposite Tartus for more than a week. It will enter the same Syrian offshore waters as the USS Bush and the US Sixth Fleet, which is permanently posted in the Mediterranean.
A region on the brink:
The Syrian crisis is therefore building up to a superpower face-off unparalleled since the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union ended in the nineties, DEBKAfile's military sources note.
While Washington clearly stands ready to back operations against the Assad regime, Moscow is drawing a red line around his presidential palace in Damascus. The Kremlin is warning the US, NATO and the Arab League that they will not be allowed to repeat their feat in Libya of overthrowing Muammar Qaddafi against Assad.
And more importantly, we see this:
In the face of this escalating big power standoff and the high possibility of the Syrian ruler deciding to lash out against his country's neighbors, the Israeli, Jordanian and Turkey armies have declared a high state of war preparedness.
Iran on the brink:
'Tehran will retaliate against Israeli strike'
Iranian military official tells ISNA Islamic Republic has capability to attack Israeli nuclear facilities in case of strike, says Tehran's enemies' threats are empty.
Iranian military official Yadollah Javani warned on Saturday that Tehran would retaliate against an Israeli strike by attacking Jerusalem's nuclear facilities.
In an interview with the ISNA news agency, Javani said that Iran does possess the capability to target Israel's nuclear centers.
The report comes two days after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that relations were being expanded with some Arab countries, adding fuel to speculation that the countries in question were cooperating with Israel to combat Iran.
During a press conference with visiting Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc, Netanyahu said at the end of his brief welcoming remarks, “We welcome the fact that we have the ability to expand these newfound friendships – by the way, in the region, as we discussed with some of the countries, the Arab countries, but also outside the region by tightening the bonds [with Romania] that are natural for us.”
He did not elaborate on which newfound friendships he was referring to among the Arab countries.
Asked about this comment, one government official said that “because of the Iranian nuclear threat, we have had contacts recently with countries in the region who share our concern.”
Iran general threatens retaliation against Israel nuclear sites
An Iranian general on Saturday threatened retaliation against Israel if any of its nuclear or security sites are attacked.
"If Israeli missiles hit one of our nuclear facilities or other vital centers, then they should know that any part of Israeli territory would be target of our missiles, including their nuclear sites," General Yadollah Javani of the Revolutionary Guards told ISNA news agency.
Iranian political and military officials have warned Israel that it would face retaliation from Shahab-3 missiles that can reach any part of Israel.
Iranian volunteers affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards have held several gatherings in recent days and vowed a harsh reply to any military attacks on nuclear sites.
And lets not forget pestilences:
Man-made super-flu could kill half of humanity
A virus with the potential to kill up to half the world’s population has been made in a lab. Now academics and bioterrorism experts are arguing over whether to publish the recipe, and whether the research should have been done in the first place.
The virus is an H5N1 bird flu strain which was genetically altered to become much more contagious. It was created by Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, who first presented his work to the public at an influenza conference in Malta in September.
Researchers in Fouchier’s team used ferrets – test animals which closely mimic the human response to influenza – and transmitted H5N1 from one to another to make it more adaptable to new hosts. After 10 generations, the virus had mutated to become airborne, which means ferrets became ill from merely being near other diseased animals.
A genetic study showed that the new, dangerous strain had only five mutations compared to the original one, and all of them were earlier seen in the natural environment – just not all at once. Fouchier’s strain is as contagious as the human seasonal flu, which kills tens of thousands of people each year, but is likely to cause many more fatalities if released.
"I can't think of another pathogenic organism that is as scary as this one," Paul Keim, a microbial geneticist who has worked on anthrax for many years, told Science Insider. "I don't think anthrax is scary at all compared to this."
Many academics and biosecurity experts are naturally cautious about releasing information which could provide any bioterrorist with a ready recipe to hold the world to ransom. Some argue that such work should never have been done in the first place and call for international monitoring of potentially harmful research.
"It's just a bad idea for scientists to turn a lethal virus into a lethal and highly contagious virus. And it's a second bad idea for them to publish how they did it so others can copy it," believes Dr. Thomas Inglesby, a bioterrorism expert and director of the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The world is undeniably hovering just on the brink. When the "restrainer' is removed, things are going to get very interesting.
One cannot view the daily news without the thought "when will a leader emerge - a leader who can lead the world out of this mess?"
After all, it is a big world - one would think that someone would emerge who would seemingly offer solutions to the world's problems.
Such a leader will emerge.
Biblical prophecy informs us of this fact. The antichrist is alive and well at this very moment, and he must know that his time has nearly arrived. But first, we know that the Church will be removed prior to his rise to power. However, with the world on the brink of collapse, his time is short.
And if that is so (as it appears to be) - then the time left on this earth for Christ's bride, aka "The Church" is also becoming very short.
These dots are easy to connect. The wrath is approaching rapidly, and we have been informed that we will not be part of this approaching scenario. All we have to do is read the prophetic scriptures:
"...to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead - Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath" (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
"Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world..." (Revelation 3:10)
"For God did not appoint us to suffer this wrath, but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thessalonians 5:9)
Simply put - we won't be here for this rapidly approaching wrath - aka, the Tribulation. This wrath is unequivocally approaching very rapidly.
That can only lead to one conclusion: Jesus will come for His bride very soon. Period. These dots are easy to connect.
The very last words in the Bible summarize our feelings:
"He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming soon.'
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people.