Monday, January 2, 2012

A Quick Look Back

This is the time of year in which we see a lot of year-end reviews but below is the best seen thus far.

Jan Markell does a great job, as usual, and puts some perspective on where we are, as we enter 2012 in prophecy:

The Prophecy Clock Raced In 2011

Below are some of the most interesting remarks from this excellent article, and it is also interesting that she makes several of the same observations that we have been discussing here.

As we exit 2011, some things are certain in this age of uncertainty. Most readers will acknowledge that the end-time clock is racing. Violence and instability are everywhere, however, and particularly in the volatile Middle East.

So what else do we see?

The world is riddled with war and rumors of war.

Our churches are no longer sound. True Christianity is under attack from all sides, and Christians are being marginalized as intolerant bigots. In far-away places, Christians are being slaughtered in the name of Allah. Nature seems out of control as we observe record-setting disasters everywhere. Greed and corruption are the engines that run just about everything. Israel and Jerusalem are blamed for most of the world's problems. Allow me to expand on some of these.

War is on the way in the Middle East. Muslim nations are determined to force a showdown over the future of Israel, observes Ronald Reagan's Assistant Defense Secretary Frank Gafney. He warns of a "cataclysmic regional war and it will be over the future existence of the state of Israel. It may involve all of her neighbors, as they want to drive the Jews into the sea. It may include the use of nuclear weapons."

So much for the benign purposes of the "Arab spring." Consider Egypt. Under Hosni Mubarek, Egypt was the anchor of regional stability. Now, thanks to the Muslim Brotherhood, instability emanates to all other Mideast nations from that hub.

A united effort to annihilate Israel is underway.

Add to this litany an emboldened and ascendant China, Russia once again under the absolute control of Vladimir Putin, a Mexico free-falling into civil war with narcotic traffickers and their Hezbollah allies on our southern border, and you get a world that is fraught with peril for the United States.

Isn't it obvious that we are in the midst of the Bible's predicted "perilous times"? (II Timothy 3:1)

Sure, times have always been rough, but it's the convergence of events that is so intriguing at this time.

Of even greater significance are the comments below:

"Occupy Wall Street" is nothing to ignore. Suffice it to say that it represents the lawlessness and debauchery that characterizes our times.

Don't dismiss it as a silly circus of unwashed graduate students or fossilized 1960s nostalgists who can't even formulate a coherent platform.

If they could govern, we would have the ideal Leftist agenda of Marxism, Socialism, and one-worldism. It would take a super-human person to blend those elements and make it work. His name is Antichrist and he is waiting in the wings.

In late October, the Vatican called for radical reform of the world's financial systems, including the creation of a global political authority to manage the economy.

Read that again. The Vatican has called for a one-world economic and political system. Untold millions of Catholics have now been told that their leadership is ok with global government.

And this (below) deserves special attention:

Many scenarios are yet to play out. The policies of the man we elected by a wide majority just three years ago seem to be designed to confiscate the wealth of most Americans and put an end to America's super power status by eliminating what little value our currency still has.

America is not going away but a weakened America is necessary before someone can carry the globalist football into the end zone.

The one-worlders know this and the world's rabble-rousers denouncing capitalism know this. As we often say in this office, "It's all coming together."

On Monday, December 26, a prominent talk show host, with an animated voice said, "We need a world leader now!" He probably had no idea what he said or what the implications are. I noticed he didn't say that we need an American leader.

We need a global Mr. Fix-it. Another host calls such a man a "spooky dude." He has no clue either. Only the Bible helps us understand these mysteries and a lot of churches today consider the Bible an inconvenience. The Antichrist will be both: A 'man-with-a-plan' and a real 'spooky dude.'

Lastly, we see this hopeful note:

The early church longed for Jesus' return and thus greeted each other with "Maranatha!" Imagine how simple their lifestyle was. They knew nothing of the clanging noise of concrete canyons around the world -- big cities throbbing with violence and turmoil. Still, that simple word comforted them because it promised a better world someday.

As we see 2011 leaving us, know that a better world awaits you, too! But it is not of this world. It is another dimension, another location, another time. Yet it could be here in the twinkling of an eye! The heart-cry of millions in 2011, and even more in 2012, is this wonderful word: Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus! I'll say it over and over again. Some will get sick of it but I won't quit. It's the one word that offers hope as the world comes unglued!

Maranatha, maranatha! Keep looking up. With an eternal perspective, the headlines won't disturb you quite so much and you can focus on spreading the gospel while there is still time. And find a church that believes same!



Anonymous said...

Dear Nathan >>>>>>

I read your comments. And it's true. About the debt. What I CANNOT
understand is WHY this world has
got itself into this mess.

It's a joke.

In 1929, there was debt, but not like this. Robert Prechter at EWI
made a recent comparison between
1929 and 2011/2012.

The ONE thing that stood out was
that the so called 1 % at the top
of the wealth control was at
GREAT DISPARITY with the other
99 %. It was that way then , it is just like that now.

With one MAJOR difference.

There is ALOT MORE DEBT now then
in 1929, crazy to even discuss
it. People in 1929 into the 30's
were indoctrinated to survive
hard times, not now. There are so
MANY selfish, spoiled Bulls in this
world, it's a joke.

Dow topped at 381 back then, now we are over 12,000.....

THIS COMING CRASH will be intense.
In fact, so intense that by the time it is over, people will be BEGGING for an AC figure to help them. Most have NO IDEA just how fast the stock market can drop.

You have to see it to believe it.
OCT 1987, 1929, and 2008 come to

It happens fast, i have witnessed
it ALL to many times.

So, stay in CASH, you are smart.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...


It's a joke....have we ever seen this before ?? Yes, just before the Yom Kippur War in OCT 1973...
I was 20 then BUT I remember it.

Shock surprise attack against Israel from Syria and Egypt...

And now more threats.

USA threats against Iran, Iran against the Jews, Turkey threatens
Syria and Israel, back and forth.

Iran threatens to close the Strait
of Hormuz, on and on.....


I will NEVER believe that all these
so called "threats" are going nowhere, why ??

(1) Humans have a way of acting out their threats IF repeated enough. Otherwise, they would look foolish saying the SAME thing
over and over with no action.

(2) Huge (3) crash dead ahead in NY Stocks.....EWI prediction.

Maybe Mrs. C is right, 83 Psalm
IS BEING fufilled right before our back and forth.

The problem is one of miscalculation with social mood turning quite negative right now.
Meaning that someone with make a mistake and CARRY OUT a threat,
then you got WW 3....

I find it hard to believe that RUSSIA will stand by idle while Damascus is destroyed....

not at all in fact !!!!

They have a mutual DEFENSE pact with Syria going back to SEP 1980.
I am NOT sure if anyone on this blog is aware of that, but it's true....

Problem is that with Social mood getting ugly soon, threats will
have a WAY of becoming reality.

and THAT will trigger the END !!!!

Stephen in Hawaii >>>>>>

Caver said...

Joining, I'm sure, everyone here in lifting our brothers and sisters up that are in these areas persecuting Christians.

What a month ago would be deserving of a multitude of comments and endless discussion today almost seems beyond comment. Its been worn out....not for the reporting, correlating, watching...but for the expanding on...for the most part...because its just more of the same. Every day, it seems, one more shovelful is added to the pile of intrigue, deception, blindness, cruelty, and whatever.

Sometimes something new or a new twist or dimension will be revealed and we look at it from every angle and see how it fits with the others and scripture, as we should.

But mostly, at least at this junction in the cycle, we are seeing a building, a fine tuning, a defining of what we already pretty well understand and accept.

Its all just amazing to watch.

But what has so startled me is the blackness and attacks...anything and everything including this little just seems anything that is doing good and is effective and is growing and shining for the Lord and His Word must undergo severe attacks by the dark side.

Even with the understanding of what was coming as given in the Bible, I could never have imagined the emotions and almost overwhelming feelings as we see the world do precisely what we were told it would all the components of the end times birth pains come together and continue to grow on a weekly basis....and the world gets concurrently blinder and blinder to it all.

Just amazing. Please forgive my rambling but I get a little reflective like this every once in a while.

Just amazing....

Anonymous said...

Scott >>>>

Sorry to write too much >>>>

could you PLEASE tell me WHO these
people are as of 2 JAN 2012 ??

thanks, Stephen

here it is >>>>> from Psalm 83 >>>>

5 With one mind they plot together;
they form an alliance against you—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
of Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
8 Even Assyria has joined them
to reinforce Lot’s descendants.

Scott said...

Great comments Caver.

As far as Psa 83, as best as I can understand is the following:

Edom = Palestinians of west bank and S. Jordan
Ishmaelites = Arabs, in general
Moab = Central Jordan area
Hagrites = Egypt
Gebal = Lebanon
Ammon = N Jordan
Philistia = Gaza
Assyria = Syria

WVBORN56 said...

Caver good post. To me we are almost in a holding pattern in two major areas and just waiting for a tipping point for both. The economy in the EU and USA are both on the verge of collapse and the ME is ready to explode in biblical regional war. Numerous articles continue to pile up in both areas and yet God is holding back the final spark that will trigger both. It could be the rapture that serves the purpose. God may just be patiently waiting to save more in his gracious mercy. Time will tell.


WVBORN56 said...

Stephen I have appreciated the tone and content of some of your more recent posts brother. Nice progress that I wanted to recognized as an encouragement to you!

I hate it when my customers complian about our goofs but never say good job when we get it right.

nathan said...

Yeah Caver you are correct about the blackness and attacks . I posted a while back if you want proof of being hated in Jesus name go on a yahoo message board and write something positive about Christ (then cover your eyes and duck because you'll be called every name in the book .) Especially if its an article about Israel (the hate for Israel is at an all time high) . And you are absolutely correct about people being "blind" ...There's ALWAYS a scientific explanation for everything . Doesn't matter that there were 89 record breaking natural disasters (IN THE US ALONE) thats just El Nino , Doesn't matter if there were 16 deadly earthquakes in one year ,i believe 10,000 in one spot in Russia in a week , Oklahoma , Virginia , and Ohio ETC ETC ETC. The answer, the Earth is just experiencing more intensity , Doesn't matter if there was a nuclear meltdown , tsunami ,and earthquake in Japan , doesn't matter if The U.s and the entire Continent of Europe are financially imploding , Doesn't matter if 1700 cities across the globe are protesting in one single day and the entire Middle East and Northern horn of Africa overthrew their leaders and are rioting . These are all normal events that take place in the course of year ...SHEESH , what is going to take for people to WAKE UP ? Jesus could illuminate in the sky for all the world to see and proclaim his return and they would say it was a government hologram :) ...Aren't you thankful for who you are :)

nathan said...

Stephen , thanks for the reply , another thing to think about in comparison with 1929 , is that American didn't own as many homes as we do now so you have to throw the subprime mortgage crises into the mix . Also credit card debt wasn't an issue back then . America had a sound manufacturing base also . So we can't manufacture our way out of it like in the past and generate new tax revenues to pay down the national debt ?(Nafta helped wipe that out) and now Obama just signed freetrade agreements with S. Korea , Columbia, and Panama that starts this year . It's supposed to create 250,000 new jobs but doesn't say how many it will eliminate . Nafta started out a great idea (we actually had a trade surplus)until Corporate America realised they could ship jobs overseas , pay people slave wages , then offshore their capital in foreign banks . So i'm keeping my cash right on the sidelines (if you've noticed on CNBC they always talk about how incredibly low the volume has been for the last couple of years) , WELL DUH, its because retail investors are tired of all the corruption , high frequency trading, Bernie Madoffs , Mf Global scandals , Bailouts , Derivatives , etc etc etc Thats a story for another day ....P.s ,you live in Hawaii , isn't it hard to live in reality when you live in Paradise ? Take care Bro .

Anonymous said...

Wv and Scott-if it really goes down hard soon, do either of you have enough land or space that i could thro up a pup tent in a faraway corner? Im a very hard worker even tho im old. I would be willing to help you do whatevr you guys needed to make your spot work well. I would be fine in my tent way in a corner somewhere. as long as i have access to some kind of water source im good :) You dont have to answer on here or even say yes. I just think it might be getting near the time to have a backup plan or two! Plan A is Maranatha! Plan B is trying to avoid the fray when it gets uber crazy before Plan A happens. lol! ally

Anonymous said...

Nathan, sadly stocks are still going up tonight and so is Gold;
it appears that silly GREEDY bulls just do not want to give up.

I will be watching this week closely.

EWI has this market rolling OVER to
the downside, but right now I cannot tell you exactly when THE
crack will be.

What will wake people up ?? I think a SEVERE stock crash worldwide will help. This kind
of deal always produces serious
panic, has NOT done that yet.

The level to watch is 12,120....
cracking that level is BEARISH
for sure.

So stay in CASH and BE safe.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>

Diane said...

When I had cataracts, the vision GRADUALLY DIMMED and everything was yellowed. For example,I selected what I thought was off white paint, and then I was in for a surprise, after cataract surgey! That off white painted room looked bright enough white that I almost needed sunglasses!Would I have believed anyone if they had told me ? Probably not, because the dimming had occured so gradually. I did not realize that the problem was with me, with my eyes.

After the cataract surgeries, I marveled at how bright and vibrant and colorful things were.

I think that is how things are for many people. They go on about their lives, not realizing the gradual changes, not listening to other's warnings. Things seem the same to them as if things will go on, as always.

Like the surgeon who performed my cataract surgeries, only the Holy Spirit can take the "scales" off our eyes, so that we can truly SEE.

2 Peter 3 :Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”

5 For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, 6 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. 7 But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief."

Blessings, Diane

mary said...

Diane, loved your post, you hit it right on. I have family members and co-workers who also seem to think that this is pretty normal!??
Once again, I am so thankful I found this site and can be so encouraged by all of you here. God bless, mary

Scott said...

DIANE - VERY well stated - thanks for that!

WVBORN56 said...

Nathan I was reading a comment section recently on yahoo and was shocked at the hatred toward Christians. It was an article on Santorum surging because of evangelicals moving his way and the hate was intense.

Ally I'm banking on Plan "A". Plan "B" is God taking care of us. :)

Anonymous said...

Wv-Im banking on plan A too. Plan B is the plan ive always been on-him taking care of me! I would rather be up in the hills with him than down in the kamps but I will try and do what he wants me to. I may go kicking and screaming, lol, but i will go if he tells me. I might pull a Jonah first tho! No Niniveh for me buddy. bawahahaha! My wolf and i will dig in deep somewhere and make a little den :) to stay warm and dry! I have been praying for a while now for the tribulation saints even though thats up ahead. And actually for all Christians in general! But i never thought it might be for us. When people get picked on, on the internet for loving God, just remember...Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And those people picking on you are ignorant. Maranatha! ally

Scott said...

Well-stated Ally!
I'm in for Plan A....As far as Plan B, we all need to chip in and buy one of those islands for sale in the Carribean and set up shop there!