Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Racing Towards The Tribulation

Today is one of "those days" - a day in which the news so consistently point to the fact that the world is shaping up exactly as we would expect - just before the Tribulation begins.

We know from biblical prophecy that the world will be under the totalitarian control of the antichrist. We know that the antichrist and the false prophet will completely control the world finances via the "Mark of the Beast". We know that there will be a central government. None of this can happen if there is a "free" and "strong" America and we also know that there is absolutely no mention of the U.S. in biblical prophecy, despite the fact that the world powers in existence during the Tribulation receive a lot of attention in the book of Revelation. Something has to happen.

We also know that the Middle East will explode, either just prior to or in the very very early stages of the Tribulation - and every day we see this powder-keg on the brink of exploding.

In one day's worth of news, just take a look at the headlines - as they tell the story of just where we are today in the world as we head directly into the tribulation era - what is happening in the U.S. reveals how close we are to seeing the spread of totalitarianism on a world-wide basis:

Earlier this year, a former senior Pentagon official who has battled Marxism around the globe released a video warning that Barack Obama is following in the footsteps of Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin and others who have led communist revolutions in their nations.
U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and Purple Heart recipient, explained in the video a six-step plan used by revolutionaries to bring about Marxism elsewhere and drew parallels to Obama’s actions in the U.S.

...money is a metaphor, and in allowing the federal government to direct our hard-earned income to insurance companies or anywhere else, we are effectively left with an “allowance” that we can use as our parents in Washington see fit.

“When the government begins to act as parent to its citizens as children, and says ‘we are going to earmark your after-tax dollars…you must spend it on certain things,’ that [literally means] that you don’t know whether any of your money is really yours because today it could be health care, tomorrow it could be a hybrid vehicle that you are penalized financially for not buying.

“It takes control of your behavior in the way that a parent would of a child, and it diminishes us in terms of our autonomy and our ability to achieve things, even for liberty, on the world stage.”

Gaining access to your gym or office building could soon be as simple as waving a hand at the front door. A Hunsville, Ala.-based company called IDair is developing a system that can scan and identify a fingerprint from nearly 20 feet away. Coupled with other biometrics, it could soon allow security systems to grant or deny access from a distance, without requiring users to stop and scan a fingerprint, swipe an ID card, or otherwise lose a moment dealing with technology.

Let’s not kid ourselves: the economic destruction and remaking of America is the goal here, implemented by aCloward-Piven strategy to so over-stress existing institutions that the public will be clamoring for direct rule from the District of Columbia, and the permanent political class’s century-long “progressive” dream will finally be a reality. That’s one of the things “fundamental transformation” has always been about. And John Roberts just gave them carte blanche to proceed apace.

(this one was my title, as it seemed to be a better fit for the article)

Government wrests property and services away from one person to bestow them on another at its own will, by its own wisdom and ultimately to its own benefit. At first, the recipient may think that it’s only the rich man’s freedom which is being stripped away and what’s it to him? But soon enough he finds that government is now well within its rights to control whatever it is paying to support: his behavior, his consumption, his religion, his words. He may live well only as long as he lives in obedience.

The government actually measures the success of entitlement programs by how many people use them — as opposed to how many people can stop using them — which pretty much tells you everything you need to know: dependency is not the reason for the programs, dependency is the purpose of them.

And now, of course, we have Obamacare which, as Chief Justice John Roberts has explained to us, grants the government the right to tax us for not buying what it wants us to buy. Once again, in the guise of a great gift, the government takes from us yet another immense chunk of the only thing that really matters, our liberty.

One could also ask the radical environmentalists, "since you don't want any coal or nuclear power in the U.S. (IOW, no power at all) hows the lack of power working out for you now?"

Sometimes we all get a little reminder of just how completely and totally dependent we are on the power grid. Massive thunderstorms that ripped through Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia left millions without power over the weekend. At this point it is being projected that some people may not get power back until the end of the week. The "super derecho" storm that pounded the Washington D.C. area on Friday night with hurricane-force winds is being called unprecedented. But the truth is that there are other events that could happen that would be far more damaging to our power grid. For example, a substantial EMP burst over a major U.S. city would fry virtually all of the electronics in the city and take the power grid in the area down indefinitely. A gigantic EMP burst over the entire country (caused by a massive solar storm or a very large nuclear explosion high in the atmosphere) could theoretically take down the entire national power grid. Just try to imagine a world where nobody has any electricity, nobody can pump gas, nobody can use their credit cards or get any more money, where most vehicles won't start, where nobody has the Internet, where all cell phones are dead and where nobody can heat or cool their homes. That is how serious an EMP burst could potentially be. We are talking about an event that could be millions of times worse than 9/11.

With continued volatility in global markets, today King World News interviewed James Turk out of Europe. Turk told KWN, “The world is on a knife’s edge.” He also stated, “Monetary history shows that currencies under political control are always destroyed -- always. And the dire result is economic chaos.” Here is what Turk had to say about what he termed the, “frightening situation”

“Monetary history shows that currencies under political control are always destroyed -- always. And the dire result is economic chaos, which is then followed by political chaos and the opportunity for a demagogue to rise to power by promising order. Given its history, is it any wonder that thinking Europeans do not want to go down that path?

But it is clear that the central planners are now in charge in Europe, Eric. It is a dangerous road for Europe to take. I keep going back to one of my favorite Margaret Thatcher quotes: ‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.’ Europeran out of money long ago. Sadly, this reality is still being ignored in Europe, and for that matter, in every socialist country, which today is just about everywhere in the world.”

Meanwhile, the Middle East is racing towards their tipping point:

The national security committee said it had prepared legislation authorising the closure of the Strait to tankers bound for the European Union. MPs said the move was designed to punish the EU after its embargo on Iranian oil exports came into force on Sunday.

It remains far from clear that Iran has the military wherewithal to impose any kind of blockade, which could trigger a military confrontation with the West...However after repeated threats, this is the first formal proposal of a course of action that would have severe consequences for the global economy.

“The US, Europe and some Gulf countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, should have no doubt that Iran will not hesitate to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if it is deprived of its obvious and legal right,” the editorial read.

Within the last few hours, I received a tip from an anonymous source pointing out movements of U.S. Naval aircraft carriers which he and as he relayed, friends within the military believe, are of a kind that is posturing for war. They are speaking of a focus on Syria, or perhaps Iran.

This source was validated by another person. Personally, I am not a fan of journalism and blogging that often goes to the “unnamed sources” well and I try to do that very sparingly. The evidence may be seen here, in an ongoing though vague report of those deployments by the Navy, itself:

This corresponds to reports days ago now, of the movement of military hardware from Russia and scuttlebutt in social media of this:

Keep an eye on the #Turkey / #Syria border! Reports claim both sides have jets and choppers scrambling to border!

Turkey has also sent troops to their Syrian border, according to reports. They involve camps of Syrian refugees in Turkey and possibly more. A June 22 report in dailymail.co.uk reported Syrians downed a Turkish F4 Phantom aircraft and that Turkey was promising a reprisal.

See more in tags, below, including the intrinsically evil “responsibility to protect” doctrine, as implemented by the Obama administration and their Muslim Brotherhood and George Soros-connected allies, closely associated with the “Arab Spring” and “Civil Societies” campaigns and Hillary Clinton.

Iran this week conducted a series of test launches of domestically-produced medium- and long-range ballistic missiles. Iranian officials said the tests targeted replications of "trans-regional powers."

Iran's more advanced homegrown missiles are capable of hitting most parts of Israel, and it was at first assumed that the Jewish state was the target of the exercise.

But Revolutionary Guards General Amir Ali Hajizadeh revealed that the exercise was intended as a warning to both Israel and American forces in the region. Iran's Fars news agency reported that the dummy target bases were modeled after American bases in the Middle East, while Hajizadeh said the exercise clearly demonstrated that any Israeli military action against Iran's nuclear facilities would result in a catastrophic response.

It is also worth noting that the missile exercise was dubbed "Great Prophet 7," a clear Islamic religious reference. While Western diplomats insist that ultimately Iran will behave pragmatically and not try to annihilate Israel, those more familiar with the region note that Iran's real rulers, the ayatollahs, make their decisions based primarily on radical religious beliefs and tenets, not pragmatism. They view the destruction of Israel as a religious duty and prophetic necessity.

Hezbollah has upgraded its network of tunnels in southern Lebanon to secure itself against airstrikes in a future war withIsrael, according to a report by a Lebanese newspaper on Monday.

Al-Joumhouria claimed the report said that “Iranian experts” had supervised the digging of a new tunnel network in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley region, which borders with Syria, following the Second Lebanon War.

The report also claimed that the tunnels contain underground stores of weapons and ammunitions, which have been stashed at various locations.

The report added that Hezbollah had purchased large tracts of land years ago in the Hermel region near the Syrian border, and had drilled tunnels though the mountains of the Beqaa region, reaching deep into Syrian territory.

Al-Joumhouria said these tunnels and warehouses had “strategic importance” because they are located far from military confrontations and would allow Hezbollah to smuggle ammunition and rockets through Syrian territory in the event of a war with Israel.

The birth pains are coming rapidly now.

The world is moving towards totalitarianism - we see evidence of this daily with the two largest and most powerful governments in the world - the U.S. and the EU. The Middle East is on the brink of full-scale war - exactly as predicted. The world is moving towards a central currency and a centralized system, which will lend itself to a single leader. The world's financial crisis is on the verge of a complete collapse, again, paving the way for a single system with a single leader ("big crisis = big change").
Persecution is growing rapidly as the hatred for Jews and Christians reaches a pinnacle; yesterday's post shows how quickly that process is growing around the world. Violence is increasing around the world, as we watch earth changes such as earthquakes, floods, drought and famine increasing. The fears of massive pestilence resulting from viral mutations have become part of the daily news cycle.

The world today is exactly as the prophetic scriptures have detailed.

There is absolutely no doubting the fact that the world is shaping up precisely as one would expect as we approach the Tribulation. All we can do at this point is watch. But watch for what?

"Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near"
(Luke 21:31)



GG said...

Hi Everyone~

In keeping with that story above about the storms and D.C., it is amazing to watch the coverage on TV and hear what people are saying.

Many are wishing for the simple things like being cool, taking a shower, and of course many are restless without internet.

I couldn't help but reflect on how this portrays in a different sense the seemingly true weakness of 'power'coming from the President's area that fits in many other ways.

I have a feeling this is going to be a common way of living in the days ahead. We were hit pretty bad the other night with a storm coming at us. The area looks like a war zone in most places. I am grateful every day we have just a simple piece of comfort as well as protection. We have Colorado still fighting fires at 70% out and they too will need to start to rebuild.
It does feel like God is speaking to his children. I pray they will hear.

May you all have a wonderful day and stay cool and pray much!

God Bless!!


Anonymous said...

GG, do you have power to run your a/c? It's good to know you are ok.

GG said...

Yes, we are blessed with that. We purchased a generator a few months ago. I keep making sure to watch the level of gas in each of our vehicles. That seems to a great container if needed for future gas :)

Ally said...

GG-very wise decisions and critical thinking! Im blessed to still have a/c! Considering 2 million people are out in my state. :)
I take this all as a warning and wakeup call for all of us,saved and unsaved.
There is something else going on with the western fires, way beyond what that article says. Firfirefighting planes were grounded for several days due to meteor strikes, yet passenger jets were still allowed to fly. You can use a search engine to look that stuff up and ponder why. I dont know why just know something is not normal with that.
We really need to pray like crazy.
As things get crazier, more will be open to the gospel. The fullness of the gentiles is about to flood in.
I remember as a small child, my grandmother used to tell me the earth would be cleansed with fire instead of water this time. I'm seeing that line up. Magma is rising closer to the earths crust all over the world. El Hiero in the canary islands is still rising and bulging and much steam venting is occurring in "dormant" areas of the world including the US.
God is great! He will not be mocked! Those who are rulers over kingdoms even are rhere only through his allowances.
I love you guys so very much! Stand strong, walk the good walk, spread the gospel, gently with love!

Anonymous said...

And yet, despite all this, stocks CONTINUE to get bulled. The dow is
almost 13,000. EWI counts are confusing at the moment. The idea
is that we STILL have a number 2 up,
and that it will end shortly.

13,000 on the dow. IF THAT happens,
then the game changes and we are
looking at possible new highs.

If so, the "end" WILL BE delayed
a long time......it depends if
bulls can take stocks higher.

THAT I do NOT know. What I do know
is that you could take a GUN to my
market, no way, I mean I am REALLY
BEARISH here, but reality is reality and IF BULLS perform here,

it will be hard to make an end game
case now.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>