Just take a look at today's headlines in that context:
Severe Solar Storms Could Disrupt Earth
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a federal agency that focuses on the condition of the oceans and atmosphere, said a severe solar storm could cause global disruptions in GPS systems, power grids, satellite communications, and airline communications.
According to a report by the National Research Council in 2008, a solar storm similar to the ones in the past could cause up to $2 trillion dollars in damage across the globe today.
Worldwide markets crash
Markets across the world have taken another hammering as panic-selling ripped through trading floors after America’s credit rating downgrade and Europe’s desperate intervention to stop Italy and Spain spiralling into crisis.
Shocked by the scale of the continuing collapse, economists warned that loss of confidence could become self-fulfilling. Credit Suisse said in a note: “Our concern is that the recent uncertainty will hit that confidence and with it business investment and employment plans. If that were to happen, the outlook for growth could worsen significantly.”
We May Be Looking At World War III
John Judis of The New Republic argues that a global depression far longer and more severe than anyone expected now seems nearly impossible to avoid. Judis believes that the coming "depression" will be accompanied by geopolitical upheaval and institutional collapse.
Daniel Knowles of the Telegraph has noticed a similar trend. In a post titled, "This Really Is Beginning To Look Like 1931," Knowles argues that we could be witnessing the transition from recession to global depression that last occurred two years after the 1929 market collapse, and eight years before Germany invaded Poland, triggering the Second World War:
the spiral downwards caused by confidence crises and ever rising interest rates – is exactly the same now as it was in 1931. And as Italy and Spain come under attack, we are reaching the limit of how much that sticking plaster can heal. Tensions between European countries unseen in decades are emerging."
That can't continue forever. The next few months will show S&P's downgrade to have been too little and too late, rather than too drastic and too soon. The Eurozone will fall apart. The American political crisis will only worsen; the "super-committee" will utterly fail, true to design. Soon enough, we may all wake up to a "reckoning" truly deserving of the name.
Is The World Going Bankrupt?
Europe and the US are hopelessly over-indebted. The crisis that started in the US real estate sector in 2007 has devastated state finances on both sides of the Atlantic and is threatening to wreck the euro and trigger a second global downturn. The world lacks the political leadership needed to end the turmoil.
The world is closer to an economic crash than at any time since the outbreak of the financial crisis
Vigilantes were forced onto the streets last night to protect their homes and businesses after police failed to materialise at many of the scenes of looting and violence which swept across London.
As officers lost control of the streets locals were forced to take the law into their own hands, arming themselves with sticks and chasing looters away from their properties.
London Riots: Police lose battle as lawlessness erupts
The police battle to enforce order on the streets of London collapsed completely last night as lawlessness spread to all corners of the capital.
London descends into anarchy
As London descends into anarchy this evening, with disturbances, arson, looting and other criminality breaking out in one borough after another for the third night running, it is clear that this is organised disorder, with thugs being dispatched to provoke and escalate hooliganism and rioting from area to area through use of social media and apparently now, the more secure BlackBerries.
Dollar And Euro Collapse Could Be Only Weeks Away
The historical downgrade of US debt and insolvency of Italy and Spain — the eurozone’s third and forth largest economies — has focused the world’s attention on the nature of our financial system with German FDP lawmaker Frank Schäffler calling for a world debt summit.
The events of the past couple of weeks show that the USA and eurozone countries can no longer find sufficient money to pay even the interest on their national debts even as they go about expropriating their people.
The sovereign debts are ultimately set to grow because of the very nature of our financial system in which money is created by private banks as interest-bearing loans. Eventually, the credit and debt reach a mathematical limit.
Iran Revolutionary Guard Commander Vecomes New President of OPEC
If you were worried about foreign oil before and production gouging by OPEC before, just wait until you hear who‘s the organization’s new president. The Guardian is reporting that Rostam Ghasemi, who on Wednesday became Iran’s oil minister, is now the new head of OPEC. But not only is he from the U.S.-hating Iran, he’s also been sanctioned by the U.S., the E.U. and Australia and has his assets blacklisted.
The Revolutionary Guard and Iran couldn’t be happier.
Arab states to head UN in September
Two Arab states will head the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly in September, the month which is expected to see a vote on recognition for a Palestinian state. Lebanon will serve as president of the Security Council in September and Qatar will head the General Assembly for one year as of next month.
Sharia law in bid to conquer London
Islamists are trying to enforce their severe Sharia law code of conduct in London, to drag “enveloped in sin “ Britain to a sin-free society by any means – from abstention to amputation.
They’ve started a campaign to make certain areas of London and other cities Islamic law-controlled zones – starting with Walthamstow, East London. They do believe that Islam and Sharia are unstoppable in Europe.
China warns it will punish US for Taiwan arm sales with 'financial weapon'
Now is the time for China to use its “financial weapon” to teach the United States a lesson if it moves forward with a plan to sale arms to Taiwan. In fact, China has never wanted to use its holdings of US debt as a weapon. It is the United States that is forcing it to do so.
And below are two videos worth watching:
Video: "Democratic" Egypt Descends Further Into Islamist Chaos; Christians Resist
How Technocracy is Attempting to Control our Homes
There is no doubt that the world is experiencing massive changes: The world's financial crisis, the rise of radical Islam, the loss of freedoms, persecution, earthquakes, pestilences, war, rumors of wars, arms build-up in the Middle East, the UN's anti-semitism, nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorist states, the EU's crisis, Elenin, solar flares, the electric grid, storms, you name it - everywhere you look, the earth is undergoing major upheaval.
However, this is exactly what we should expect as we approach the coming Tribulation. Jesus gave us these signs for a reason (many reasons actually) - and knowledge of what is coming is a potent means of avoiding fear while we watch.
Knowledge is power, as they say, and this current worldwide situation is no different.
We should look at these events with an increasing awareness of God's presence - as such world events are lining up precisely as biblical prophecy would dictate.
We have a very very powerful God who remains in complete control - and we can rest assured that the remaining words spoken by the prophets are equally certain.
God's wrath will be coming to an unrepentant world - a wrath that we will not experience.
The apostle Peter reminds us of this fact:
"If he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness and seven others;
if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men -
If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment."
(2 Peter 2:5-9)
The apostle Peter shouldn't really need to remind us of this fact, as the New Testament is full of scriptures which give the same instructions:
According to the apostle Paul, we are told to wait for Jesus during these times:
"and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead - Jesus, who rescues us form the coming wrath." (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
And according to Jesus Himself:
"I will also keep you for the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on earth."
It couldn't be more clear. We will not experience the time of God's wrath which is rapidly approaching. We're not there yet, but it won't be long now.
And lastly, we are told that once we see these signs - we should be hopeful, not fearful. Why? Because we know our fate.
"For God did not appoint us to suffer this wrath, but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing"
(1 Thessalonians 5:9-11)