Below are selected quotes from two timely pieces from two of our favorite sites, Terry James Prophecy Line and The Omega Letter:
Those who are watchful for Christ’s soon return from the pre-Millennial, pre-Trib view of Bible prophecy see this present time as inundated with significant signs. We more and more often these days hear the term “convergence” bandied about. “Convergence” is used to define the coming-together at once of most of the indicators the prophets–particularly Jesus–gave for the end of the Church Age (Age of Grace).
Two signals fitting within that definition, I believe, are in the news while we continue to observe these troubled but exciting times. I say “exciting,” because the signs are indicators that our Lord must be very near that moment of shouting from the clouds of Heaven, “Come up here!” (Revelation 4:1-2).
First, I would like to again look at the prophecy Jesus gave about when He will next be revealed to mankind in a catastrophic way. As those who read these commentaries regularly know, I believe Christ was talking about our present time very near the end of the Church Age in this prophecy.
The Lord, as recorded in Matthew 24:36-42 and Luke 17:26-30, said it would be just like the days of Noah and the days of Lot when He intervenes or is revealed. I believe this has to be the time of the Rapture. He said people will be buying, selling, building, planting, marrying, etc. It will be business, I believe He was saying, even better than usual when the Rapture occurs.
But, we have to look into other aspects of the way it was in Noah’s day in order to find reference to the prophetic signal I wish to examine here.
The drive to construct the New World Order, as President Herbert Walker Bush termed it, continues at a stepped-up pace. President Donald J. Trump’s call to “Make America Great Again” has sent the one-worlders into a frantic effort to get our thinking back on track. –Back on the track upon which President Obama faithfully took the U.S., in line with recent presidents who came after Ronald Reagan, who, for the most part, was a staunch advocate for American sovereignty.
Now, the son of the first President Bush has weighed in, demonstrating where his strongest allegiance lies. Without mention of Trump’s name, Bush 43 unloaded on any thought of America being given first place over the more important globalist agenda.
Former President George W. Bush delivered a public repudiation of President Donald Trump’s political identity, suggesting many aspects of the current administration are fueling division in the United States and around the world…
“We cannot wish globalism away,” Bush said, noting that the United States must sustain “wise and sustained global engagement” for the future of the country.
Bush indirectly accused Trump of fueling dangerous ideologies that threatened the unity of the United States and global stability, spending a large portion of his speech complaining about social ills in the country…
Globalism is a satanic, not a godly, concept. It will eventuate, however. We are seeing stage-setting for producing the platform from which Antichrist’s regime will rule with an iron fist.
America 2017 could not be a weirder time to be alive. I know you see it too. It is as if the spirit of lawlessness had suddenly decided to manifest itself in a very real and tangible way. The century’s long battle over American ideology has finally come to a head, and the results are not pretty. But adding to the rapid and widespread increase of wickedness, something equally diabolical was/is afoot; the hijacking of the information age. By hijacking, I mean there is as much misinformation as there is real information mixed in with what we call the mainstream news today.
When people don’t know what to believe or trust anymore, it causes them to either mentally check-out or go into full-blown panic mode. The mainstream news (people and organizations) are overwhelmingly leftist (progressive) in their political and ideological worldviews, and they want to drive the national narrative. The reason they had to hijack the narrative, is that objective truth (what is) is lethal to their left-wing ideological pattern of subjective reasoning(the agenda). So if truth can’t be destroyed, the only options left for the left, is to either silence (by force) those who oppose their view, or to sow as much confusion into what is real, that the truth becomes completely obscured.
Clearly, this has been going on for some time now. How the spirit of lawlessness has become visible in 2017, is that we’ve actually moved beyond obfuscation. We are now to the point where truth has become irrelevant.
If we look at what the Bible says the future looks like, it becomes apparent that the supernatural world is bubbling back to the forefront and is being fused with drugs (Pharmakeia) and technology to provide a worldwide deception for people who willingly abandoned the truth.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thess. 2:9-12
Russia and China are making major moves in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and in the Pacific. North Korea and Iran’s nuclear ambitions are forcing the West into either one of two uncomfortable scenarios, either we capitulate and accept them as nuclear powers, or we exact military force to stop them. There no longer is a third option available to us. It wouldn’t be so bad if it were just North Korea and Iran. The reality is that both Iran (Russia) and North Korea (China) have powerful benefactors who would almost invariably side with them in the event of military conflict.
Israel is inching closer to bombing Syria back into the proverbial Stone Age. She simply cannot afford (existentially speaking here) to allow Iran to be imported into what used to be Syria any more than she already has. But by doing so, Israel risks bringing even more unwanted military attention from the likes of Iran, Russia, and now Turkey. This would also incur a quick reaction from the counterfeit Palestinian militants, who will undoubtedly use that as an opportunity to launch missiles and attacks against Israeli cities and communities.
The Iraqi Kurd’s recent bid for independence has begun another Mid-East conflict.
Traditionally speaking, the US has sided with the Kurds, and we are in a bit of a bind now since the threat of ISIS has all but dissipated in Iraq. A national Kurdistan presents a huge threat to the post-WWI boundaries of Iraq, Iran, and Turkey and they simply will not allow Kurdistan to become a reality.
All of these issues (just to name a few) have become a geo-political mine-field for the President. Any of these are ready to explode if even a single misstep occurs. Even though they are not all necessarily connected per se, you can bet that if any of them kick off, they all could.
So where do things go from here?
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