This Happened On Planet Earth…Sept. 2019…End Times Signs
Sep 27, 2019
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Netanyahu to form next government – TV7 Israel News 26.09.19
•Sep 27, 2019
Today’s top stories 26.09.19; 1) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin formally tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the legal mandate of forming Jerusalem’s next government coalition. 2) Iran threatens the international community, claiming that a U.S. military withdrawal is the only way to guarantee regional security. 3) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the imposition of sanctions against several Chinese companies that knowingly breached Washington’s sanctions on Iran.
Banking crisis ‘getting worse’ as Fed loses control (Full show)
•Sep 26, 2019
The Democrats have begun a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump following his alleged attempt to undermine the campaign of Democratic primary frontrunner Joe Biden during a phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Rick Sanchez reports. We also discuss the release of a transcript of the phone call in question and the Trump administration’s efforts at damage control. We report on the exoneration of an ex-associate of former national security advisor Michael Flynn. “Boom Bust” co-host Christy Ai returns to discuss the ongoing, deepening problems in the US “repo” market and how they continue to confound finance professionals. We report on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s tapping of PM Benjamin Netanyahu for another chance to break the electoral deadlock and form the country’s next government. Plus, Tyrel Ventura, co-host of “Watching the Hawks,” and comedian Lee Camp of “Redacted Tonight” join Rick Sanchez discuss promising new technology meant to reverse baldness.
The 2019 Understanding The Times Conference – Speaker Pastor J.D. Farag
•Sep 26, 2019
The 2019 Understanding The Times Conference – Speaker Pastor J.D. Farag https://www.olivetreeviews.org All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.
Watchman Report: Ezekiel 38: Russia’s Coming Invasion?
•Sep 26, 2019
Watchman Report: Ezekiel 38: Russia’s Coming Invasion? In this week’s Prophecy Update with Tom Hughes, we see that the stage is being set for the Ezekiel 38 war! What does the bible say about this coming invasion? Let’s find out! Subscribe to Hope For Our Times! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCACM… Pastor Tom Hughes YouTube: https://bit.ly/2BBK4h4 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomHughesEnd… Twitter: https://twitter.com/PastorTomHughes Instagram: @Pastor Tom Hughes Pastor Tom Hughes 412 Church Website: https://hopeforourtimes.com/ All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.
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WE PREACH THE BLESSED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR
My daily News Presentation is long, “I admit that”, but it is also full of information on current World affairs, which is “CRITICAL” in learning what time it is on the “Prophecy Calendar”. We need to secure our Eternal Life with God by learning and “Witnessing” to everyone that our current timeline is the “BIRTH PANGS”, The time of the end of this current system; The time is short “Learn” “Secure”, and pass on the information that we are living in the last days of “THIS SYSTEM”, Jesus will very soon return for his Church. BE ON THE FLIGHT TO ETERNAL LIFE WITH JESUS CHRIST: OUR WORLD IS BEING DESTROYED BY VERY EVIL IDENTITIES: But God’s Plan is perfection.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST (Those who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour) IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
USING THE NAME OF JESUS
QUESTION: I have heard Acts 19:13-16 used to support that only those called to the ministries of deliverance and spiritual warfare may cast out demons in Jesus’ name. But that doesn’t seem right to me. It seems to me that anyone with the Holy Spirit in them should be able to invoke his name and that forces of hell must obey. I do notice that that the exorcists in Acts 19 were Jews, not Christians, But I don’t see how it relates to the demon’s response. Why was the demon unaffected by the use of the Lord’s name? I thought demons couldn’t stand to hear the name of Jesus. Can you help clarify what this passage is saying?
ANSWER: Acts 19:13-16 says:
Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
The passage is clear in stating that these were Jews using the name of “Jesus, whom Paul preaches” in their exorcism efforts. But they had no right to do this. The demons, recognising this as an unauthorised use of the Lord’s name by people who didn’t even believe in His power, questioned their right to do so.
In chasing them off, the demons showed that it’s not the name that has power over them but the One who is called by the name. By authorising His followers to use His name (John 14:13) Jesus gave us the right to act on His behalf, but this right has not been granted to anyone else.
DO I HAVE ENOUGH FAITH?
QUESTION: Is it true it only takes a small amount of faith in the Lord to become saved, or do you need a lot? The Bible talks about mustard seed sized faith, but I’ve also heard you need to believe with all of your heart. What if a person definitely wants to be saved but doesn’t think they have the faith they need?
ANSWER: When the Israelites were in the wilderness, God sent them bread from heaven, which they called manna, and sent them out to gather it. Some gathered a lot while others only gathered a little. But when they measured how much they had gathered they discovered they all had exactly as much as they needed (Exodus 16:17).
Later, Jesus said the bread from Heaven was meant to represent Him (John 6:32-35). To me, that says everyone who asks for His salvation gets exactly the right amount of faith he or she needs to believe and receive it.
Here’s how it works:
Paul said we’re saved by grace through faith, and the faith is a gift from God (Ephes. 2:8-9).
The size of the gift He gives us is determined by the amount faith we need to believe He died for our sins and rose again. Some need a little, some need a lot, but we all get just as much as we need.
That’s how Jesus could say,
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks will find; and to him who knocks the door will be opened”
It’s also how Paul could say,
“Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
It’s a promise straight from God’s word, established by the testimony of two witnesses, that no one who sincerely asks the Lord for His salvation will ever be refused for lack of faith.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
Zech. 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
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Rev. 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine
MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
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MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Possible Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
We have outlined that China represents one of the greatest long-term strategic threats to the Indo-Pacific region and the US military that operates with-in. President Trump made it extremely clear last week that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is a “threat to the world.”
New reports surfaced on Twitter indicating the PLAN has started the launch process of a new amphibious assault ship that could soon be capable of launching an attack on Taiwan.
A statement from the PLAN Wednesday said the Type 075, a helicopter carrier displacing more than 30,000 tons, is undergoing launch preparations at China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard, reported Naval News.
PLAN officials said Type 075 is a new class of warship, entirely produced in China, will be able to carry out amphibious combat missions.
Development work on Type 075 started in 2011, and it will be a “vertical” amphibious assault vessel capable of launching attacks on the mountainous East Coast of Taiwan.
US-Iranian tensions ratcheted up on Wednesday as Tehran warned that the Middle East was one blunder away from war, just hours after the Trump administration announced it had imposed a new round of sanctions against the Islamic republic.
“Our region is on the edge of collapse, as a single blunder can fuel a big fire,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly. “We do not tolerate the interference of outsiders. We shall respond decisively to any transgression or violation of our security and territorial integrity.”
As Rouhani began his speech, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon slowly got up out of his seat, straightened his suit jacket and walked out of the room.
“Israel will not respect the world’s number one exporter of terrorism,” Danon later said. “Rouhani takes advantage of the UN stage to distract and blind the international community from his regime’s aggression. World leaders need to issue a clear ultimatum to Rouhani: dismantle the nuclear program or we will bring more sanctions to bring the collapse of the regime.”
Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US Treasury announced new Iran-related sanctions on five Chinese individuals and six entities it accuses of knowingly transferring oil from Iran in violation of Washington’s curbs on Tehran. The entities include two Cosco Shipping subsidiaries, but not the parent company itself.
The move came as it appeared that efforts to hold a meeting between Rouhani and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UNGA had failed.
There is no chance that the American and Iranian presidents will meet during the United Nations General Assembly this week, an Iranian official told Reuters on Wednesday.
“Zero,” said the official on condition of anonymity.
At the UNGA, Rouhani also made it clear that no such meeting would take place unless the US lifted all sanctions against it.
You know I think there are no coincidences in politics. Everything happens on a particular schedule. So when I see a day as crazy as today I have to ask the question, “Why this, why now?”
Look at the headlines and you’ll see what I’m talking about. All of these things happened since I woke up at 7:30am Monday morning in Florida:
The British Supreme Court just arrogated unprecedented power to itself by inserting itself into any dispute between the Government and Parliament. This upends more than 300 years of constitutional process.
The Democrats have announced they will pursue impeachment charges against President Trump because an unverified, hearsay whistleblower made a complaint about a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski. Impeachment odds soared overnight as someone was tipped off about the Democrats’ plan.
Bitcoin’s hashrate mysteriously flash-crashed more than 40% presaging a massive $1500 drop in price.
Donald Trump delivered a blistering critique of socialism at the United Nations General Assembly. Too bad he’s nearly as bad as the ones he’s fighting on the far left.
Europe’s Trio of Faded Glory — The UK, France and Germany — joined in the chorus of unverified condemnation of Iran in the attack on the Saudi oil field on the 14th.
The Federal Reserve continues to bail out banks to the tune of $65 to $75 billion per day through overnight repo operations that no one can give us an explanation as to why they’re needed.
This feels to me like a multi-level coup against those that dare stand athwart the global power structure. Both British and American leadership institutions are under sincere attack with these moves.
The not-so-subtle message is, “We own you. We are in control and always will be.” Your champions will be harassed until they are completely neutered and bereft of any ability to implement the changes you want.
Meanwhile, the edifices of control that have been erected for your benefit are crashing and require even more support. So, it’s time to attack the validity of anything you might be considering to protect yourself from the chaos we’ve created.
Democratic referenda are ignored. Bitcoin mysteriously has its network attacked. Unpopular parliaments ignore the people and remain in power. Centuries of tradition and convention thrown out the window to serve the next big thing.
The world is going to end in eight years, according to an 16 year-old Swedish girl with PTSD and anxiety disorders but we’re supposed to trust in the inevitability and permanence of transnational super-governments to forestall the apocalypse?
When you lose control of the narrative, when you spin a story out of whole cloth all you can do is double down. This is what the Democrats are doing in the case of Ukraine.
They have to stay on the offensive against Trump because if they don’t their lead candidate (yeah, right!) for President is disgraced. So, the natural thing to do is, Alinsky-like, accuse Trump of the very thing that Joe Biden did and was caught on tape braying about like the jack— he is.
It is over this that Trump is to be impeached?
Daring to reveal the truth about an issue of real corruption in a country deeply implicated in the fake collusion story originally intended to remove him from the Oval Office? This somehow hits the standard of High Crimes and Misdemeanors?
It does when we live in a world ruled by men, not laws.
But here’s the rub. Take a lesson from the British fiasco. The whole process through the courts was a sham. The conclusion was foregone the moment the challenge was filed to Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament.
The rest was theater because the Supreme Court was always going to decide this way.
So guess what? The Democrats would not be pushing for this if they ddin’t think they have the votes in the House and the Senate to get this done. Ignore the conventional wisdom on this. They were wrong in the UK.
They will be wrong here, unless Trump has something else up his sleeve.
His removing John Bolton and refusal to attack Iran is driving the neoconservatives to apoplexy. They want their holy war against the apostate Shi’ites and they will get it. Mike Pence will be their avatar until such time as he can be removed through a sham election in 2020.
His removing John Bolton and refusal to attack Iran is driving the neoconservatives to apoplexy. They want their holy war against the apostate Shi’ites and they will get it. Mike Pence will be their avatar until such time as he can be removed through a sham election in 2020.
IT’S A COUP FOLKS.
And the full court press is on in this coup for your sanity and to radicalize you into violence. They are daring us to strike back here so then they can be justified in going on full lockdown and cancel future elections.
They have to do this. Their financial markets are in the early stages of collapse. The dollar liquidity crisis has started which will drain Europe of its life blood.
This has the feel of those months leading up to Bear Stearns’ dissolution which culminated in Lehman Bros. in 2008, which broke the engine of the world.
The elite reacting this way is predictable. They were always going here. But the problem is that while you can make something awful legal, it doesn’t make it right. And people know what’s right and what is fair. Breaking the compact between rulers and the ruled sets a dangerous precedent for reciprocal violence.
Because overthrowing a President for doing his job and destroying government to nullify a democratic referendum are points of no return.
Brits and Americans alike are learning the terrible lesson that it is time to put away childish things like representative government and that elections matter.They don’t. You will be presented with nothing but Hobson’s Choices from here forward.
The image you hold in your head of your country is not the reality of the one you live in.
The dystopia is real.
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled “illegal” a parliamentary tactic used by PM Boris Johnson to ensure Brexit would be carried out on October 31, more than six months after Brexit was supposed to take effect.
While the court wasn’t ruling on Brexit, per se, the context of the situation makes it clear the ruling is really just the latest move from the UK’s political class designed to postpone Brexit yet again.
Given the history of EU-related referenda in Europe, we can already guess how the situation will play out. British voters will either be asked to vote again on Brexit – so that this time, they can get it “right” – or the Brexit agreement will be constructed in such a way that Brexit will be a British exit in name only.
At the same time, bizarrely, Johnson’s moves in parliament have been credited as being “undemocratic” or even a “coup.” This charge comes even though Johnson had attempted to call an early election, but was denied.
In the meantime, any sort of democracy that might actually strengthen the pro-Brexit position will not be allowed, as noted by Raphael Vassallo :
To recap, then: Britain first turned to the electorate to decide on its future in the European Union by means of a nationwide referendum…and ignored the result. Then its Parliament made it technically impossible to actually deliver on that mandate, by reducing the present government to the status of a lame duck. And to cap it all, it has now even shut the door to an election: which is about the only thing left that can possibly resolve the entire Brexit impasse to begin with.
But at least, the Commons’ reluctance to hold an election can easily be explained in purely party-political terms. Clearly, the Remainers have understood that Boris Johnson would most likely enlarge his parliamentary majority in an election. … Britain’s Parliament seems hellbent on preventing the British people from even expressing their will at all.
By now, this is a tried and true tactic in European politics. Only votes that help the pro-EU position are allowed. Everything else is declared “undemocratic” or is simply ignored.
In 2001, Irish voters rejected the Nice Treaty in a referendum (or, to be more accurate, rejected proposed amendments to the Irish Constitution, that would have made ratification of the Nice Treaty possible).
Ireland’s political class quickly went to work declaring that the Irish voters had made a mistake and didn’t really understand the importance of ratifying the treaty. Vassallo notes
… the response was to doggedly “pursue” the same rejected reforms anyway, with even greater determination than before.
So much so, that just a year later, the Irish were presented with a second national referendum… to approve a second raft of changes to Ireland’s Constitution, so as to once again permit the ratification of pretty much the same old Nice Treaty they had earlier rejected.
The second time, the majority voted “correctly” and demands for additional referenda, of course, ended.
Another tactic was used on the continent when the French and the Dutch were allowed to vote on the ratification of a new EU constitution. The voters rejected it.
But it naturally didn’t end there. French and Dutch politicians simply ignored the results of the referenda and devised an alternative strategy. They slightly revised the text of the constitution, called it the “Lisbon Treaty” and then ratified that without asking the voters.
Brendan O’Neill summed it up in The Guardian:
When French and Dutch voters rejected the European constitution in 2005 (and according to Valery Giscard d’Estaing , the current Lisbon treaty is the “same as the constitution”), they were sneeringly insulted by their betters in Brussels. Neil Kinnock said it was a “triumph of ignorance”. Andrew Duff, Liberal Democrat MEP, labelled the “rejectionists” as an “odd bunch of racists, xenophobes, nationalists, communists, the disappointed centre left and the generally pissed off”. He asked whether it is wise to “submit the EU Constitution to a lottery of uncoordinated national plebiscites”.
But by 2008, the Irish still hadn’t learned their lesson, and the majority voted incorrectly in a 2008 referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
Sure enough, Irish politicians demanded a second vote, and the second time, the voters got it “right.”
But not before they were roundly denounced by their betters in Parliament and in Brussels who knew better. O’Neill writes:
As soon as the Irish people’s ballots were counted in June , their rejection of Lisbon was treated as the “wrong” answer, as if they had been taking part in a multiple-choice maths exam and had failed to work out that 2+2=4. Now, they will be given a chance to sit the exam again, “until [they] come up with the right answer,” says George Galloway , attacking EU elitism. The notion that the Irish “got it wrong” exposes gobsmacking ignorance about democracy in the upper echelons of the EU. The very fact that a majority of Irish people said no to Lisbon made it the “right answer”, true and sovereign and final. “No” really does mean no.
Here, O’Neill gets it slightly wrong. The “upper echelons of the EU” know exactly how democracy works. It is only to be tolerated if it leads to the outcomes preferred by the ruling classes. If not, then something must be done to correct the situation.
Just keep voting until the voters do things properly.
CALLING UPON THE COURTS TO VOID THE VOTE
In the US, of course, we don’t bother having additional elections out of the usual schedule. We just have judges overrule the voters whenever the voters get uppity.
One such case occurred in California in 1994, when nearly 60 percent of the voters approved a measure to deny government services to foreign nationals living illegally in the US. It didn’t call for any deportations, or for any prosecution of any residents.
The measure was passed with “yes” votes from of 56% of African Americans, 57% of Asians, and a third of Hispanics. It won in every region of California except the Bay Area. In heavily Hispanic Los Angeles County, it passed by a 12-point margin.
After the votes were counted, the result was simply ignored and thrown out. All that was required was to have a federal judge declare the will of the democratic majority to be null and void.
In more recent years, the courts have wised up and no longer allow the voters to even have a say. In 2018, a measure to split California into three smaller states was successfully placed on the ballot after gaining the required number of signatures from voters and jumping through the usual hoops required of such measures.
But before a vote could occur, the California Supreme Court deleted the measure from the ballot, ruling:
“We conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election,” the justices wrote.
In other words, allowing the voters to have a say on the matter is too risky. Thus, a tiny number of wealthy California judges instead decided for the voters that the only acceptable vote is “no.”
And who needs voting when you have government judges, anyway? Once upon a time, it was widely accepted that significant changes to the federal constitution required a vote, in the manner prescribed by the Constitution itself.
During the early twentieth century, for example, constitutional amendments were seen as the proper way to do this. It’s why Prohibition required a constitutional amendment and not just a federal law declaring a “war on booze.” It was recognized that new federal powers — like those needed to outlaw alcohol consumption — could not be invented by either the courts or the President, or Congress.
By the 1960s, however, voting on constitutional amendments was passé. It became far more convenient to go to federal judges instead, and have them simply invent a new version of the constitution.
Should abortion be regulated by the federal government even though everyone agreed for 180 years that no such federal power existed? No problem, just have the Supreme Court declare it to be so.
Should the federal government have the power to force people to buy health insurance? Don’t bother with an Amendment. Just have nine federal judges decide the matter for 320 million Americans.
Want to declare a war on drugs? An amendment is no longer required, as it was in the days of Prohibition. Now, federal judges can grant us feds any power we want!
Meanwhile, politicians never tire of lecturing us about the sanctity of democracy. But it’s clearly only sacred when the Important People agree with the outcome.
With less than six weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union, the geopolitical environment is growing increasingly unstable. Whilst this is not necessarily an indication that Brexit will happen on October 31st, there have recently been some interesting developments globally that merit closer examination. Let’s start with Brexit itself.
As it stands, a Halloween exit from the EU remains the default position. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that if he cannot agree a withdrawal deal with the EU at an upcoming summit on October 17th and 18th, he will not ask for a further extension to Article 50. This is in spite of a bill that passed through parliament in September that legally compels Johnson to go to the summit and request a minimum three month extension if a deal is not forthcoming.
If there is no agreement on a Brexit deal, and assuming Johnson keeps his word and leaves the summit without an extension, I would take this as an indication that the 31st exit date will hold. Parliament would not go quietly, however. One possibility is that right before the departure date MP’s try to force a vote on revoking Article 50 to stop a no deal exit.
This is potentially shaping up towards an eventual no deal mired in legal wrangling. But in the end the manner of such a departure will not matter. As the Article 50 text states, once the treaties binding the UK’s membership to the EU cease to apply, the UK is out. Any rulings made thereafter would not alter this fact.
Many consider Article 50 to be a mechanism designed to thwart Brexit from ever happening. But you could also reason that Article 50 works well from a globalist perspective. If elites want no deal to occur, then Article 50 is the ideal construct as through it they can control the timing of the point of exit and pull the UK out at their convenience.
Watching how Brexit is unfolding, it feels to me like the process is now reaching a crescendo. Perhaps this is why several key positions within the EU are about to change. EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker is stepping down, as is European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. The date of their departure? October 31st. Christine Lagarde – a leading proponent of digital currencies – will take the reigns at the ECB from November 1st, the day when a new round of quantitative easing will begin to the tune of €20 billion a month. Is this all a mere coincidence?
The BOE’s next policy meeting coincides with their latest inflation report on November 7th. As I have detailed over the months, the economic ramifications of a no deal event would over the ensuing months almost certainly prove inflationary.
On the other hand, there is the possibility that Article 50 is extended again for at least another three months to January 31st. Incidentally, this is the date that Mark Carney is due to depart the Bank of England. In this three month window a snap general election would likely be called, out of which I would expect the Brexit Party to gain enough support to be the deciding factor in the make up of the next government. A Boris Johnson / Nigel Farage coalition would fully encapsulate the narrative of a resurgence in political nationalism, and set the UK on a course for a ‘hard‘ Brexit come January.
An October 31st exit is not certain, but it feels more likely this time around than the original leave date of March 29th. Especially with Boris Johnson in Downing Street.
With the U.S. economy consumed by tens of trillions in debt and fundamental economic data showing increasing signs of a downturn, a conflict with Iran in the short to medium term could be a catalyst for the U.S. falling into recession.
Since central banks began to tighten monetary policy – in particular the Federal Reserve with its balance sheet reduction scheme – we have witnessed a perpetual rise in political conflict. The false recovery narrative that grew out of the 2008 crisis, coupled with the re-affirming of inflation targets that were abandoned pre Brexit and Trump, presented central banks with a window to tighten financial conditions. If the past is any guide, then they will once again allow multiple crisis scenarios to reach a tipping point before contemplating some form of renewed stimulus.
Inducing crises is how globalists have historically gained greater power over the financial system. The question is how they will respond to what I believe will prove to be an inflationary recession / depression. The mandate for 2% inflation remains prominent in their communications. If that persists then do not count on central banks to support markets indefinitely.
A MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE NOW SUPPORTS IMPEACHMENT – AND SOME REPUBLICANS SENATORS ARE LOOKING REALLY SHAKY
According to the latest count by NBC News, most of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives now support moving forward with impeachment. And that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shocked the country by announcing the initiation of an impeachment inquiry this week. But what is surprising is the number of Republicans that are expressing concerns about Trump. In the end, this entire ordeal may come down to a vote in the U.S. Senate, and President Trump desperately needs Republicans to stay united. Unfortunately, even after the release of the transcript of President Trump’s conversation with the President of Ukraine (which you can read right here), some “moderate” Republicans are clearly not standing behind the president. All that it would take to completely kill the move toward impeachment is a completely united Republican Party, and right now that is not happening. (READ MORE…)
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Big Tech claims it isn’t silencing skeptics, dissenters and critics of the status quo, but it is silencing us. Here’s how it’s done. Let’s start with Twitter. Twitter claims it doesn’t shadow ban (Setting the record straight on shadow banning), which it defines as deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster.
Nice, but what do we call labeling legitimate websites “unsafe” and banning Twitter users from retweeting links to posts on those sites? This is what’s happening to oftwominds.com—Twitter has labeled this site “unsafe” due to unspecified violations of the Twitter User Agreement, which I have reviewed and can categorically state the oftwominds.com site and posts have never violated the terms of the Agreement or the Twitter Rules, except if posting several tweets that contain the URL of my current post somehow violates the Rules. (If bloggers can’t list the URL of their original content more than once a day, then the Twitter Rules are prejudicial and should be amended.)
Note that Twitter doesn’t identify or provide the user with evidence of the violation of its User Agreement that justifies the “unsafe/can’t retweet” shadow-banning. The process of contesting such arbitrary and opaque censorship is absurdly unsatisfactory. There is no form for content owners/Twitter users to contest being tossed in the “unsafe/can’t retweet” gulag; users must click through a bunch of “contact us” screens, none of which have an option for contesting being tossed in the “unsafe/can’t retweet” gulag.
When you give up and just send Twitter Support a “report on spam,” i.e. that your own site is wrongly being labeled spam, you get (of course) an automated response in which Twitter promises to do nothing and tell you nothing.
If original content that is obviously not violating the Terms of Service/User Agreement can be arbitrarily banned from being retweeted without any evidence or due process, how is this not censorship? This is straight out of Kafka: an unaccountable, all-powerful, completely opaque bureaucracy arbitrarily bans your Twitter followers from retweeting a link to your original, copyrighted content.How is that not flat-out censorship (by a privately owned and operated entity with extra-legal powers)?
This is exactly like the Soviet Union, where citizens were routinely tossed in the gulag for having “anti-Soviet thoughts.” Twitter, Facebook and Google routinely hold the equivalent of extra-legal administrative “trials” in which those accused of violating open-to-interpretation (“anti-Soviet thoughts”) Terms of Service are not presented with evidence of their “crimes” nor are they given a chance in a transparent, fairly administered process to contest their “guilty” verdict.
As for Facebook: direct links from Facebook users to oftwominds.com dropped by 90% last year over the course of a few days. What could have caused this sudden collapse? The only possible cause is Facebook limiting the number of people who could see my posts on their feeds. If this isn’t shadow-banning, then what do we call it, other than censorship?
As for Google—who knows how your rankings in search are jiggered? We do know that having “anti-Soviet thoughts” will get you de-platformed from YouTube, which not only silences you but also demonetizes your content, so not only are you thrown into the censorship gulag, you’re stripped of your livelihood as well.
I have long suspected that the root of oftwominds.com being censored by the Big Tech platforms is my “false arrest for sedition” via the scurrilously fabricated PropOrNot list that was gleefully promoted by the odious propaganda organ Washington Post—promoted, we should note, without any journalistic investigation or even rudimentary fact-checking.
Having been put on a list of sites deemed “guilty of anti-Soviet thoughts” by propagandists purporting to reveal propaganda, I’ve been shadow-banned and censored without any recourse or opportunity to contest my sentence in the Big Tech gulag. This is how Big Tech silences us, quietly, without any evidence, without any hearing, without any recourse, in secret extra-legal proceedings where we are refused the opportunity to question our accuser and contest the “evidence,” if any.
Big Tech is a privately owned and operated gulag straight out of Kafka. As I have argued before, the only way to dismantle this privately owned and operated gulag, whose sole purpose is to maximize profits from adverts and selling user data, is to turn their services into public utilities that cannot collect any data and cannot target adverts.
This is how they silence us: your content has been secretly flagged as being “unsafe,” i.e. “guilty of anti-Soviet thoughts;” poof, you’re gone.
THE WINNER! PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN FORMALLY GIVES PM BENJAMIN NETANYAHU MANDATE TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT IN ISRAEL AS CHAOTIC ELECTION CYCLE ENDS
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/the-winner-president-reuven-rivlin-formally-gives-pm-benjamin-netanyahu-mandate-to-form-new-government-in-israel-as-chaotic-election-cycle-ends/ – by Geoffrey Grider September 25, 2019
President Reuven Rivlin formally gave Netanyahu four weeks to form the government after a meeting at the President’s Residence with Blue and White leader Benny Gantz failed to bring about a breakthrough. The deadline will be Thursday October 24. “Netanyahu had the best chance to form a government,” Rivlin said in a speech alongside Netanyahu.
by Geoffrey Grider September 25, 2019
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given a chance to form a government for the sixth time on Wednesday after failing to do so following the April election following five terms in office.
Israel has been holding their collective breath in what has become one of the most arduous and contentious elections in quite some time. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the chance to form a new government in Israel, but he has no easy road ahead of him. He technically could fail in his attempt to form a new government over the next 42 days. Anytime you think that elections in America are puzzling, frustration and confusion, just remember that they don’t hold a candle to crazy, seat-of-your-pants, patchwork style of governing the Israelis use to build a new governmental administration.
“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” Daniel 2:21 (KJV)
Pray for Benjamin Netanyahu, pray that the Lord will continue to use him in a mighty way as we draw closer to the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble after the rapture of the Church takes place. Praying for Israel won’t relieve them of having to go through it, but the Bible says to pray for the anyway if you want a blessing.
President Reuven Rivlin formally gave Netanyahu four weeks to form the government
FROM THE JPOST: President Reuven Rivlin formally gave Netanyahu four weeks to form the government after a meeting at the President’s Residence with Blue and White leader Benny Gantz failed to bring about a breakthrough. The deadline will be Thursday October 24.
“Netanyahu had the best chance to form a government,” Rivlin said in a speech alongside Netanyahu.
Rivlin said he gave the mandate to Netanyahu, because he received 55 recommendations from MKs, compared to Gantz’s 54. He called upon parties to stop disqualifying each other and lamented that a unity government was not formed.
In his speech, Rivlin revealed that he had offered the possibility of passing a law enabling a prime minister to suspend himself while under indictment and have a vice prime minister take over until the prime minister is cleared. Such a bill could have enabled Gantz to run the country following a potential Netanyahu indictment. But Gantz rejected the idea.
Netanyahu already has a bloc of 55 MKs from his Likud and his allies in Yamina, Shas and United Torah Judaism. He would need Yisrael Beytenu, Labor-Gesher or Blue and White to join to form a government. All have repeatedly refused to do so.
“My inability to form a government is slightly less than that of Gantz,” Netanyahu said in accepting the mandate.
Netanyahu called on Gantz to form a government led by him, citing security, diplomatic and economic reasons and raising the prospects of both war with Iran and a peace process with the Palestinians led by US President Donald Trump.
If Netanyahu fails, Rivlin could give the mandate to Gantz or to another candidate in Likud. He could also tell Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein that there is no candidate. If that happened, there would be 21 days in which any candidate could try to get 61 MKs together and form a government.
In his address, Rivlin noted that by law, after the candidate with a mandate fails to form a government, instead of giving the mandate to another candidate, the Knesset can choose a candidate with the support of 61 MKs.
“The people do not want additional elections,” Rivlin said.
Gantz reiterated after Netanyahu was given the mandate that his party would not enter a government led by Netanyahu while a possible indictments is waiting in the wings. He blamed Likud for the failure to form a unity government, because Netanyahu’s party refused to give up the other parties in its political bloc.
“Blue and White is committed to the idea of unity, but this requires negotiations among the two largest parties alone in order to reach agreement on the content and essence of the next government,” Gantz said.
Sources close to Rivlin had said on Tuesday that he would likely only appoint a candidate to form a government next Wednesday after the Rosh Hashana holiday. But after no progress was made in initial talks between Likud and Blue and White, Rivlin changed his mind.
Just in case there would be a breakthrough that would lead to coalition talks, the Likud coalition negotiating team came to the President’s Residence. The Blue and White team did not come. They said they were prepared to come quickly if there would be a breakthrough, but that they had low expectations from Netanyahu. Rivlin left Netanyahu and Gantz to talk alone for half an hour, but their talks did not succeed. READ MORE:
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com,
Financial and precious metals expert Egon von Greyerz (EvG) says the signs abound that we are nearing the end of this global fiat money experiment while central bankers are befuddled.
“They don’t know what to do anymore. They are just starting to print money and with the euro on a daily basis…
Europe is starting QE again with $20 billion a month, but that’s nothing compared to what is coming. . . . The panic that started with central banks in the summer in late July and August was, to me, the first step towards total chaos in the world that we will be seeing in the months and years to come. They (central bankers) see it clearly.
They know the banking system is absolutely on the verge of collapse. They know Deutsche Bank (DB) and CommerzBank, too, are down 95%. If you show this chart to a child and ask where is that likely to go, it is likely to go to zero. DB, with their $50 trillion in derivatives, there is no chance they will survive. Of course, Germany and the ECB is panicking because that will affect the whole banking system worldwide. This is why they have started to print money now because there is a massive liquidity problem, and that’s Germany, which is the best country in the EU from the point of economics. Then you take Italy, Spain, France and Greece and they are in a real mess.
This is why the whole system is on the verge of disappearing into a black hole… With the U.S., there is massive liquidity pressure there too.”
The massive amount of money printing to keep the fiat system afloat is just starting. EvG contends, “This is just a practice round…”
“ This is just more money at this point. The balance sheet . . . of the Fed is going to go from around $4 trillion to $40 trillion. It is going to go to $100 trillion before this is over. So, right now, they are just practicing a bit because they are going to put the pedal down to the bottom very soon…
There is no other way to save this system, it has gone too far. I am not a pessimist. I don’t want to see the end of the world, but you can see their actions. You can see that now there is absolutely no way out. The only thing they know is to print money. They have already reduced rates to zero or negative, which is a disaster in and of itself.”
EvG predicts, “All of these bubble assets that are based on just credit and credit expansion are going to implode measured in real terms, measured in gold.”
“I expect the stock market and the property market to lose at least 95% or more in real terms. . . . The next up cycle for gold (and silver) has started. The next phase of this market has started, and it is going to go on for a long, long time. It is going to go to levels that will be hard to believe today. . . .The world cannot have solid growth until this debt has imploded . . . the transition will be terrible, but I don’t see any other solution to this…
The debt can only be wiped out by also wiping out all the asset values. You can’t just make the debt disappear and have the assets stand there at the values that they are today. . . . When this debt is written off or implodes, or whatever they want to call it, that means all these assets are going to go down. That’s why I am saying it is going to go down 95% against gold. There is absolutely no other way, in my view.”
A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Thursday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
The quake struck about 37 kilometres (23 miles) offshore northeast of Ambon in Maluku province at 8:46 am local time, at a depth of 29 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage in the area, which has been rocked by strong quakes in the past.
“I was asleep with my family when suddenly the house started to shake,” said an AFP reporter in Ambon.
“The quake was really strong. We ran from our house and saw the neighbors fleeing too. Everybody was panicking.”
“As followers of Jesus we live in eager anticipation of his soon appearing. It’s what we do.”
The expectation of the early
In Philippians 3:20-21 Paul wrote this, “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him to subject all things to himself.” The word the apostle uses for “await” points to an “intense anticipation” or an “excited expectation” of a future event.[i]
Paul says that as citizens of “heaven” we eagerly anticipate this time when the Lord will change our perishable bodies into glorious ones like that of our Savior. His words imply this event we call the rapture could happen at any moment.
Luke used the same Greek word for “await” in Acts 17:16 to describe Paul’s restless “waiting” in Athens for Silas and Timothy to rejoin him. After the apostle’s troubling experiences in Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea, he yearned for his travelling companions to rejoin him. It’s this same intense longing of the soul that the apostle characterises the waiting of the Philippian saints for the Lord’s appearing.
In 1 Corinthians 1:7 we see this same excited expectation on the part of the believers in Corinth, “. . . as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul used the same word here for “wait” as he did in Philippians 3:20 to indicate his readers’ heartfelt desire for Jesus’ appearing.
In 1 Corinthians 16:22 Paul prayed, “Our Lord, come.” The word for this phrase in the original text is the Aramaic “Maranatha.” This word represents “a petition to Christ that He should return now—at any moment. Paul used it in this letter to Greek-speaking (mostly Gentile) Christians in Corinth because it expressed an idea that had become universal in the early church. Christ could come at any moment, and Christians called upon him to do so.”
Jesus’ return for his church was not just something New Testament saints believed might happen at any moment; they prayed for it to happen. “Maranatha” expressed their prayer for Christ to come soon and take them back to his Father’s house in heaven (see John 14:2-3).
Although the New Testament saints did not see the realisation of their hope, their anticipation kept their eyes focused on the comforting truth that someday they would be with Jesus with glorified bodies experiencing unsurpassed and unending joy. In the midst of persecution and suffering, they looked up in anticipation they might soon be with the Lord experiencing His comforting presence.
What about us living in the twenty-first century almost two thousand years later? Should we have the same eager anticipation of Jesus’ appearing to take us home? Yes! It’s important today for several reasons.
First, as I wrote about in a recent post, the signs tell us the prophesied tribulation is rapidly approaching. If the day of the Lord is so close, then the rapture must be at hand since it happens before the start of the seven-year tribulation. This means it’s all the important that we are ready for Jesus’ return.
…such anticipation keeps our hearts focused on a better day. I know and hear of so many believers who are barely hanging on due to affliction, suffering, and deep sorrow. After writing about the rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Paul ended with these words in verse 18, “Therefore encourage one another with these words.” The hope of Jesus’ soon appearing is meant to be a source of encouragement that we share with other believers!
We may already believe this life is not all we have, but once the reality that we could be with Jesus in the next moment grips our hearts, it inspires us in no small way. We realize our physical and emotional pain will not last forever. Our grief is temporary, but our new bodies and restored minds, hearts, and emotions will be forever.
The world never stops screaming for our attention. Television, the internet, and social media draw us into the realms of world news and politics as never before in history. The news media bombards us with threats of wars, suffering in the aftermath of natural disasters, terrorist attacks against Christians and innocent people, and endless possibilities of future calamities. I would go crazy if I did not know what the Bible promises about Jesus’ soon return.
A passing acknowledgement of eternity does little to stem the assault of the world. On the other hand, a heartfelt expectancy of Jesus’ soon appearing enables us to live with the two-world perspective of 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
That’s the outlook I need! The things of this world are quickly slipping through my fingers, but the eternal realities that I cannot see or hold in my hand are eternal and someday they enjoy the inheritance that awaits us (1 Pet. 1:3-5).
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Jack Kinsella
The Tribulation’s purpose is to give Jews and Gentiles one final opportunity to repent of their ways, trust Jesus for their salvation and be transformed into the new creation before the Books are closed on them forever.
Note several things. First, our scapegoat, upon Whom all our sins were carried away and our names were written into the Book of Life.
Second, the penning of our names into the Book at salvation is part of our transformation into a new spiritual creation. Like a caterpillar into a butterfly, a Christian’s spiritual transformation is permanent.
One cannot, by an act of his own will, revert back to his old spiritual form, whether Jew or Gentile, anymore than one can become an angel. All four are distinct and different from one another.
Third, the Tribulation Period is the ‘time of Jacob’s Trouble’ — a last chance for Jews and Gentiles to turn to Christ and be saved. All three books are open. Those who enter into the Tribulation are those whose names are currently written into the Book of ‘In-Between’ — unregenerate Jews and Gentiles.
One can accept Jesus and have one’s name written into the Book of Life, as the Bible says the Tribulation saints and martyrs will do.
It is also a time during which one can write his name into the Book of Unrighteousness by accepting the Mark of the Beast.
The Church, having already been written into the Book of Life, has no role to play in the Tribulation Period. The Bible says that God will ‘seal’ 12,000 of each of the 12 tribes of Israel as His chosen evangelists during the Tribulation (Revelation 7) who will carry on the work the Church does during the Church Age.
We find then, a number of truths confirmed. First, our eternal security. One cannot revert back to his or her previous spiritual state, since, at regeneration, the old man no longer exists to revert back TO.
Instead, “he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Second, it is obvious that the Church has no role to play during the Tribulation. The task of the Church is given to the 144,000 Jewish evangelists.
Third, the Tribulation Period is the time when the Book of ‘In-Between’ is opened. Rosh Hashanah is the Feast of the Trumpets, and the feast concludes with the blowing of the last trumpet.
After Rosh Hashanah, there is a ten-day period during which one has an opportunity to have his name registered in the Book of Life before the Day of Atonement when the Books are closed for the Day of Atonement.
The Body of Christ is already recorded in the Book of Life. All our sins were atoned for before the last trumpet sounded. To the Church, all the Books are already closed. We don’t belong. A pre-tribulation Rapture isn’t a ‘great escape’ for the Church, it is an utter necessity to the Plan of God moving forward.
Without a pre-trib Rapture, the purpose of the Tribulation Period reverts from a final opportunity to write one’s name in the appropriate Book to a period of indiscriminate judgment inflicted on a trusting Church, who by virtual of irreversible spiritual transformation, cannot possibly benefit from the ‘last chance’ period between the ‘last trump’ and the Day of Atonement on the plains of Megiddo at the Second Coming.
In fact, if one moves the ‘last trump’ into the middle or to the end of the Tribulation, it no longer has an discernible purpose apart from punishing the inhabitants of the earth indiscriminately.
Think of it this way. If the purpose of the Tribulation is to punish the wicked, it seems like a case of overkill, since the wicked are already slated for eternal punishment. On this side of the Tribulation, God doesn’t punish evildoers on earth.
As far back as David, believers lamented, “how long shall the wicked triumph?” (Psalms 94:3) Psalms 73 asks the same question, before answering it in verse 17:
“Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.”
If God reserves punishment for the wicked until eternity on this side of the Tribulation Period, why would He design a seven year period that, apart from a last chance at redemption, constitutes a special, dual punishment for one wicked generation out of all generations in human history?
Bottom line: Salvation is an eternal condition that begins at that point when one trusts Jesus. Once becoming a new spiritual creature, the old one no longer exists to revert back to, even if one were so inclined.
Those who are saved are written in the Book of Life. Those in the Book of Life have no further need of a last opportunity at atonement during the Tribulation Period.
The work of the Church during the Tribulation Period is carried on by Jewish evangelists chosen and sealed by God for that purpose.
The Church has no purpose assigned to it during the Tribulation, apart from being martyred, which makes Paul’s admonition to ‘comfort one another with these words’ [of the Rapture] somewhat meaningless.
Without a period between the last trumpet and the Day of Atonement, there is no opportunity offered for those whose name is written in the ‘Book of In Between’ to choose either the Book of Life or the Book of the Unrighteous.
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet SHALL sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:52)
The ‘mystery’ must happen first, before the Tribulation can begin. And NOW, Paul’s admonition finds a context:
“Wherefore, comfort one another with these words.” (1st Thessalonians 5:18)