First, looking to the EU, we are seeing more and more evidence that the whole financial "system" imposed by the EU is crumbling. There was a lot of information about this over the course of the summer, and now its simmering again.
This is interesting prophetically, because we know from Daniel 2 that the new Roman Empire would be consist of weak alliances ("...a divided kingdom...so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united..." Daniel 2:39-43).
We also know from Daniel 7 and Revelation 17 that the new Roman Empire will morph into 10 Kings - with this latter stage producing the antichrist and ruling with the antichrist. So any big changes in the EU are of great interest:
Van Rompuy warns EU is in 'survival crisis'
EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy has warned that the eurozone and the European Union itself are fighting for their life as a result of the ongoing sovereign debt shocks, most recently in Ireland and Portugal.
"We're in a survival crisis," the president told an event at a Brussels think-tank on Tuesday morning (16 November) ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from countries that use the euro, where it is expected that they will interrogate Ireland and Portugal over the state of government finances
Mr Van Rompuy warned that if the eurozone does not survive, neither will the EU.
"We all have to work together in order to survive with the eurozone, because if we don't survive with the euro zone we will not survive with the European Union," he said.
EU economic affairs chief Olli Rehn later told reporters that Ireland is now in talks with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund over its ongoing debt crisis.
But this "crisis" isn't limited to the EU:
The World Economy Flounders
A headline in the Financial Times on the 11th of November signaled an ominous note for the rest of the world and the United States. It read, "China Inflation Surges to 25-month High." Consumer price inflation increased at an annualized rate of 12.1% in October, up from 5.2% the month before.
Among the byproducts of the recently announced quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve is not only the devaluation of the dollar, but also the potential massive inflow of dollars into developing economies such as China, Malaysia, and Brazil which would exacerbate the inflationary spiral.
Interest rates will rise soon, as it is now being reported that China will introduce measures to control rising food prices (a potential catastrophe in a country of 1.4 billion people). South Korea has announced that they too will be raising interest rates in order to combat inflation. Many other countries will soon have to revert to this same option. This rise in rates will necessitate stringent measures to control capital inflows with the world awash in U.S. dollars.
The next quote ties into the first article (above), regarding the EU:
Ireland is being pressured to accept a bailout in order to stabilize the bond markets, and Portugal is indicating that it will require a bailout in order to meet its needs. Greece continues to lag behind in its austerity budget and is again facing higher interest expenses.
The potential rippling costs of these bailouts may well exceed the 440-billion-euro rescue fund set up over the past year to handle these crises. If so, then the rest of Europe and particularly Germany will be faced with the reality that the European Union concept is dead, and this financial crisis will trigger another massive global recession.
Of course, we may not only be watching the EU in the process of morphing into the "10 Kings" stage, we are also watching what is perceived as a "world financial crisis", which could easily precipitate a formal single currency and further push the concept of a "global economy", which would require a global governance.
As a part of this, we see a growing concern about world food supplies and a "food inflation nightmare":
The Food Inflation Nightmare Is About To Hit 40% Of The World's Population
Overnight, the threat of further Chinese tightening multiplied as a result of food price inflation. A basket of 18 key vegetables saw their prices increase by 62.4%, year-over-year, in the first 10 days of November.
But this isn't just a Chinese problem. 40% of the world's population, found in China, India, and Brazil, is seeing their food prices skyrocket as a result of price inflation.
First Health Care, Next the Food Supply
Just because the duck is lame doesn't mean it can't still do terrible damage to American freedom. Our new Congress, especially the new House, isn't yet seated, and this current Congress can still wreak terrible havoc on our rights if not stopped.
Case in point: Senate Bill 510, believed to be coming to the floor Wednesday, November 17 (pending).
Reading the thing will make your head hurt for all its cognitive dissonance. Trying to winnow out its complexity and hidden empowerments is stultifying.
Under the rubric of safety, this Senate proposes a bill that establishes such new and sweeping powers over how you and I produce and consume foodstuffs that even the Pew Charitable Trusts are calling S510 a clear and present danger. National Health Freedom says,
It is a dangerously broad regulatory bill giving extensive discretionary power to the FDA over the entire food supply chain without proper checks and balances to avoid abuse of power;
It would impose one-size-fits-all-regulations on thousands of small and mid-sized farmers, small-scale local farms and food producers, and would drastically burden, to extinction, basic natural and organic food suppliers, thus endangering the lives of Americans who depend on local wholesome foods;
It gets worse:
S510 puts all U.S. food production under the control of the Department of Homeland Security. And the Department of Defense.
You may be disposed to embrace a genetically modified, enhanced, and altered food chain, but for those of us who eat our foods unadulterated, raised naturally, and without benefit of the federal government mandating what we can and can't eat, S510 is one more giant step toward consolidating total power over the lives of free citizens.
It is standardization on a scale never seen. Remember Ireland and its potato famine. That's what standardization accomplishes. One bug killed an entire economy.
This bill constitutes some of the worst of the worst of corporatist policies favored by the political class controlling our federal government. Conservatives must rebel at any sign of government intrusion into our private affairs, and criminalizing private food production is as wrong as it gets.
If implemented, S510 can define as a crime to clean, store, and own seeds or seed stocks unless granted that right by the federal government. Think you'll be granted that "right" when arguing against Monsanto's lawyers?
Its House companion Bill, HR 2749, empowers federal bureaucracies to totally prohibit the movement of any and all foods into or out of a given area (Section 133b, "Authority to Prohibit or Restrict the Movement of Food," sponsored by Congressman Dingell). Sure, sure, the idea may be to prevent the spread of dangerous foods, but once the camel's nose is under the tent, you know what can happen.
These articles just represent more and more government control over our daily lives, this time reaching into private farms, and even the family garden.
At the same time, we see a growing world food production problem and famine continues to spread.
We also see the EU facing its own crises, and the weak alliances are showing signs of not remaining united, exactly as biblical prophecy would predict. How long before we start to see the emergence of the "10 Kings"?
All of this sounds ominously like the world that has been described in the book of Revelation - Chapters 6-18 - which detail various events during the Tribulation.
We're moving in that direction rapidly. Very rapidly.
YES...WE ARE MOVING VERY RAPIDLY NOW! No more lulls, at least not now.
My hope and prayer is God will call us up before we have to endure any of these crises that are coming to a head so quickly. Even the MSM is talking about what's going on. Things are coming out in the open now.
I'm still concerned about the 2 missiles launched over LA and NY. Any words of wisdom about it?
Thanks for all you do to help us understand the times we're going thru.
The missile off the coast of LA is looking more and more like it was Chinese. A signal. A signal that they can get this close to our coast undetected and a signal that they can launch a missile. I was sent something in confidence that was a very strong indication of these facts.
AMEN on God calling us up. Tomorrow wouldn't be too soon :)
I've read and watched utubers that feel very strongly the Chinese are going to strike the westcoast and russia the east coast BEFORE God calls us Home. I didn't really think it would be possible. You know, the USA are suppose to be like "untouchable". That is before 9/11 anyways.
But, now that those 2 missiles have happened and the authorities aren't giving a verified answer...it makes me want to believe what I don't want to.
Scott, I was raised and taught to believe pre-trib. I have always believed we would be "saved" from the trib if we walk with God. Living a life that is pleasing to Him. Clinging to "We are NOT appointed to wrath". What I'm hearing is really scarey. What IF?
Two of the trib views are wrong. It's looking more like we will be here to endure things I didn't think we would. Things are starting to get confusing. It's not cut and dry and all ducks in a row like I've thought, if we have given our life to Jesus.
This morning I laid prostrate praying out to God to help me understand what's going on. Asking for Him to Open my eyes. To help me understand.
If we are not going to be called up when some of us believed...I have no more strength left in me to fight. My physical battles over the years have taken all of me. I'm totally relying on God to carry me thru each day. And, according to the scripts, that is suppose to be the way anyways. We are to deny ourselves, take up the cross daily and follow Jesus.
I don't know. I can't put into words what I'm trying to say. Maybe this will make some sense to you. Many times I've wanted to ask questions, but didn't want it out in the comment section. Do you have an email address? So when those times are...I could email you.
I don't want this post to come across as me being weak in my faith. NO..I'm not. I'm very strong in my relationship with God. I don't doubt my faith at all. Just wandering if the way I've always thought the end days would be....aren't looking to be that way. Is anyone else feeling this way? Or maybe it's just me. The days are getting darker as we go. From what we as pre tribers believe...we should be happy and excited we're at the end. We made it say to speak.
We may have some hardships before the Tribulation - but we WILL be out of here before the Tribulation - otherwise, the promises of 1 Thess 1:10, Revelation 3:10, John 14, I thessalonians 5, etc are all false. We don't serve a God who makes false promises.
Also - don't forget - we received the analogy of Noah and Lot - both of whom "escapes" JUST before the carnage hit. Peter reminded us, that God knows how to rescue HIS people from judgment.
Also - don't forget - we are the BRIDE OF CHRIST and Christ has ALREADY TAKEN God"s wrath for us, on the cross. Therefore we don't have to take God wrath (again) - thats already been done.
Don't worry - be full of JOY - Paul presented this information as something to give us HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT - he KNEW we'd see the shadows of the Tribulation and it would be scary.
Its all good - what you are seeing now simply tells us that Jesus is coming for His bride soon!
It is fear you are battling with. It is part of 'men's hearts failing them for fear for that which is coming upon the world to try it'. You are not of the world, your citizenship is in heaven.
Regardless of how we FEEL, God's WILL, will be done. Many Christians are already suffering around the world, but as bad as it is for them, all of us, it is not THE wrath. We are not destined for wrath - believe The Word, not your feelings.
Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Big, big hug.
God bless you with His Peace which passes all understanding.
There is a post triber that also has been having visions from Jesus about the Chinese attack on the west and Russian attack on the east. He has a website explaining how he see's the Christians going thru this. Not being rapture before. I sent him an email. He called me the other day. He as is "we" are attement that their view of the rapture is correct. Only one can be correct. Yes, Sue and Scott I have believed faithfully in pretrib and we are not appointed to wrath. Until recently when the missiles went up on both coast. That set alarm bells off in me. I'm not just reaching out to others for wisdom...I'm praying fervently asking God to help me to know who is right. There are scriptures that support all 3 views. More so the pre and post.
I'm sorry to be asking or talking about this if you don't want to. Just don't respond back. It's ok. I understand to keep this pre trib talking only and not addressing what's happening. I've found most pre tribers or post tribers don't want to hear the other side. I'm just stuck in the middle. being open minded to hear what God has planned.
Thanks soo much for the hugs sue!! giving one back to ya....
Incoming hug gratefully received . :D
Kathy DON’T let any man take your crown! The best way to undermine your ‘blessed hope’ is to converse with a Postie. Believe me I know the hard way. So keep very close to Jesus, ask HIM to show you through His word the Biblical truth of a Pre-Tribulation removal of The Church. It won’t come in a rush, but it will come.
The vast majority of Posties are Covenant Theology which interprets prophecy allegorically. They claim Israel and the Church are one and the same. They see no distinction between them, and this is what you are up against. There are a few Pre-MIL among them, but most are Post or A-Millenniumist. One thing they all agree on is Israel is the church in the O.T. and the church is Israel in the N.T. So when they see Israel in the Trib, then to them, the Church is as well. All of the Bible, including prophecy must be interpreted consistently in the normal, literal, grammatical way as any other book. When GOD uses allegory, He uses it for emphasis then explains it, and it never changes the meaning of any doctrine.
The plainest, and most attacked, Scriptural evidence that The Church is in heaven, BEFORE Jesus opens the first seal to begin the ‘Time of Jacob’s Trouble’ is in the Revelation. Most Pretribs dare not bring it up because of all the scoffing it induces from indignant Posties. Well thanks to battling with the Postie arguments for about two years, The Holy Spirit has helped me understand why and where they are wrong.
EVERY tiny bit of criticism they give has been KO by The Word, plus a tiny bit of knowledge on how we got our Bible. That was an eye opener!
First re-read Revelation Chapters1-3. The KEY to interpreting this wonderful book is in Chapter 1:19. The visions John saw are set in the past, the present and the future tenses. The PAST is what John saw of Christ in chapter 1. The PRESENT are the Churches, including us NOW, today from Chapter 2 – 3:22; and the FUTURE starts at 4:1 when the 7 yrs begin. The Church is never mentioned again until the end of the Trib in Ch22:16
Kathy I could talk about the return of Jesus till the cows come home! It is always a joy and that is what this information has been given to us for. I had better end for now, but just before I finish I must stress that the 24 Elders ARE The Church and their ‘song’ is about fallen and saved mankind in The Church. There are clear, Biblical rebuttals to those arguments that say otherwise.
Thank you Scott for your blog.
God bless you and Kathy in great measure.
hey sue. thanks for letting me know on scott's comments you posted again. I read it yesterday. still confused.
I am soo excited though now!! I believe God led me to a site today that answered ALL my questions. Praise the Lord!
And, God wouldn't give me confustion like I was in trying to find His truth. So, I'm back full force in believing God is going to take care of me no matter what might happen in the future. The other rapture views just do not line up with God's character with His Children.
If all His children since peneticost have went to heaven after death...why should we in the last days be any different? why should we have to suffer to proof our faith in God?
So, I'm thankful that I'm at peace now. I don't understand those that are certain they hear from God and what the future will be. But, that's not for me to understand. I will trust in God's word only.
thanks soo much for your encouragement!
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