Below is a timely update from Hal Lindsey. This is a weekly email update so there is no link (although his main site can be found here: Hal Lindsey
(the last video update is definitely worth watching). The update below is spot on, and consistent with many of the thoughts I have been having. Just as we would expect as we approach the Tribulation, we are seeing a massive effort to globalize almost everything - including trade, regulations, government, finances, currency and even religion. For there to be a true global government, then the U.S. must either conform to this system or be in a sufficiently weakened state that opposition couldn't take place.
Prior to this recent "populist" movement seen in various nations around the world, things seemed headed towards a global system, especially considering the growth of the EU and the U.S. move towards socialism.
As seen below - this is just the beginning of the battle between centralized government tyranny vs those who desire individual freedom.
The globalists were very very close to their goals. Being so close at a time in this rise of populism will, by necessity, create big conflict. Neither side seems willing to back down and the battle lines are being drawn rapidly. It seems like we are in a scenario of "now or never" for each side.
It is for this reason, that we appear to be on the threshold of the Tribulation. This whole battle, which is now beginning, is going to break one way or the other and we know where it is going.
It also means that the gathering up of the Church Saints is close at hand - the gathering up mentioned in John 14:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Corinthians 15, Revelation 3:10, etc...
I'll let Mr Lindsey take it from here:
March 3rd, 2017As I've told you several times in the last few weeks, I believe the real battle for America has now begun.
The election of Donald Trump as our 45th President didn't end the struggle. It started it.
Even though he is an imperfect man, and will be an imperfect President, it is daily becoming more obvious that President Trump is committed to restoring to America the values and strengths that the previous administration worked so hard to destroy. And almost succeeded.
That's why former President Obama has remained in Washington, unlike any other President in the past century. He is working to build an organization to oppose President Trump every step of the way. In fact, rumor has it inside the Beltway, that Obama is committed to driving Mr. Trump from office through resignation or impeachment.
Is that rank arrogance or narcissism? Or is it something deeper?
I believe it is something deeper.
I believe that in the coming weeks, months, and years, we will see struggles and battles unlike anything we have witnessed in American politics before. Why? Because the powers of the air are locked in combat. This is supernatural, folks.
I have often observed on this program that we are seeing supernatural forces at work in these end times. How else could a politician with so few accomplishments, no real-world job experience, and so much baggage as Barack Obama have even made it out of the Democratic primaries even just a few years ago?
Governor Howard Dean ruined his chances with an enthusiastic scream. Michael Dukakis looked silly in a tank commander's helmet. George Muskie shed a few unmanly tears. Gary Hart was photographed with a girl sitting on his lap. Both fully clothed! All of them lost because of it and all were quite qualified.
Even George W. Bush's campaign was almost derailed because he got a single DUI ticket (and a small fine) decades before -- when he was a young man!
And how could a candidate like Hillary Clinton, who the FBI Director admitted had committed felonious offenses while Secretary of State, even win the Democratic nomination, much less almost win the Presidency? This is a woman who was fired from her first job on Capitol Hill by her Democrat boss for lying and fabricating evidence against Richard Nixon. And who was the subject of numerous investigations for scandals she instigated while First Lady.
Even a couple of decades ago, the Democrat Party would never have allowed either of these two candidates to see the light of day as their nominee.
But as we've grown closer to the end of this Age of Grace, the battle has heated up.
I think that is why we are seeing unprecedented rage over the loss of the election still being expressed by the Left. It seems many of them are becoming psychologically unhinged. It's unreasonable. And so much of it is factually baseless.
But I can't blame all of it on the mindless, often clueless, "millennials" and feminists and illegal immigrants who make up the bulk of the endless protests. I believe they are being used by the globalist-elites.
When President Trump promised to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), then honored his campaign promise and issued an Executive Order to start the withdrawal, I think it threw a wrench in the works for the globalists.
And when he encourages other nations, especially in the EU, to recover their national sovereignty and dignity, it inflames them all the more.
Why else would known globalist billionaires like George Soros, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Carlos Slim, and the list goes on and on (many of them most of us have never even heard of), dedicate so much wealth and political capital to defeat Trump's agenda?
And why would the European Union threaten to refuse to accept Trump's ambassador to the EU?
Because restoring America's sovereignty and returning it to its strength and prominence stands in the way of their one-world-government aspirations.
And I think it's more than safe to say that Satan plays a great hand in this. Delaying the rise of one-world governance delays the building of the apparatus the Antichrist will later use to govern the world.
Nationalism is the enemy of one-worldism. One-worldism is necessary for the Antichrist's rule. And the multi-national trade organizations are the deceptive vehicles to one-world government.
So, folks, opposition to President Trump and his agenda goes deeper than fake news, fake claims of racism, fake claims of misogyny (By the way, Donald Trump chose a woman contractor to build Trump Tower in New York, making her the first woman in history to build a skyscraper. Some misogyny!), fake collaboration with the Russians, fake Hitlerism, and the list goes on!
These may be just the opening skirmishes in the battle to prepare the way for the Antichrist himself.
And if that's not enough, last week the Democrat Party almost chose a known anti-Semite and supporter of radical Islamic causes as their new party chairman. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim elected to Congress, was narrowly defeated by President Obama's personal choice, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez (also rather far-Left).
This week, I'll tell you a little more about Keith Ellison's history, his associations, and the people he holds in high regard. You will be shocked.
But, you may ask, why am I concerned? Ellison lost the party chairmanship to Perez.
Because Ellison was endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. That means that he is realistically next in line to lead the nation's Democrats. And if Obama's popularity wanes, and Chairman Perez loses his patron, that may happen sooner rather than later.
Friends, this should be a clarion call to all believers to intercede daily for our President and the leaders we chose to help restore America's values, sovereignty, and strength.
The Bible tells us that as the end of the Age approaches, the "birth pangs" would increase in frequency and intensity. I think they're coming fast and furiously now. Please pray earnestly for God to continue extending His mercy and grace to our beloved nation. Only He, not President Trump or a Republican Congress, can save us.
Finally, this week I am going to continue my brief discussion of what lies ahead for the blood-washed believer. Last week, I discussed the joy that awaits us in eternity. This week, I'll tell you a little about the "New Jerusalem." You will want to know. You'll be living there!
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