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AN AUSTRALIAN VIDEO/ARTICLE – WORLD LATEST PROPHETIC NEWS PRESENTATION – (RUMORS OF WAR: IS WAR BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA INEVITABLE?) – (FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 2020)

 

END TIMES CHURCH: The Great Falling Away

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War begins (Oct 16,2020) Russian Deploys 80,000 Soldiers, 250 Tanks & 500 Armored to South Caucasus

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Hezbollah hurdle to Israel-Lebanon peace; Turkey to expand EastMed exploration-TV7 Israel News 15.10

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Sun And Moon Turned Blood Red In U.S.

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A Republic – If You Can Keep It – Part 1

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Prophecy Update – The Future of the United States

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LATEST NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES (FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 2020)

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(THIS IS THE WORLD’S CURRENT TIMELINE)

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.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not

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THIS IS THE WORLD’S VERY NEAR FUTURE:

Matt. 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be

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WE PREACH THE BLESSED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR

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.
“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
“And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.”
REV. 14:12
Here Jesus was alluding to the fact that the Doctrine of Eternal Security WILL EXPIRE WITH THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
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  (OF TRIBULATION) 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 the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
 

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DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

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The Last One Saved

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/the-last-one-saved/
My daughter and I were discussing two statements in the Bible, one about “the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” in Luke 21:24 and the other one is Romans 11:25, “when the fullness of the Gentiles be come in”. That that means there is ONE person who will be the final Gentile to be saved, and I believe this means before the rapture. If so, then it would appear that NO Gentile will be saved during the tribulation. If that is the case, are all the tribulation saints that are killed Jewish? Does that mean any Christians in name only who will be left behind at the rapture would not have any possibility of getting saved during the tribulation as possibly indicated by 2 Thess. 2:11-12?
I believe that Romans 11:25 indicates that the Church will have a predetermined number of members and when that number is reached we’ll all disappear. That means that there’s a last one saved before the Rapture. But that person won’t be the last one to ever be saved.
2 Thes. 2:11-12 refers to those who have heard and rejected the Gospel before the anti-Christ is revealed. It doesn’t apply to any who are undecided when the Church disappears or who haven’t heard the Gospel.
So there will still be lots, perhaps millions, of gentiles saved during the Tribulation, they just won’t be in the Church and will miss out on many blessings only the Church can receive. Some will be martyred for their faith and others will survive to help re-populate the planet during the Millennium. Getting saved before the rapture is a much better deal.

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ISRAEL NEWS:

I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)

WORLD TERRORISM – WARS

GENERAL WORLD NEWS:

GENERAL WORLD CORONAVIRUS NEWS:

WORLD FINANCE:

1Tim. 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows

MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:

2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
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

CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:

Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another

EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=143
Please keep in mind that this collection of News Articles is mainly concerning America, but also take note that what happens in America will also “Dramatically” affect Australia and the rest of the World “Massively”.
 

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WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION (FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 2020)

 
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83  – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 37-38:
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)
But before that we have to go through the Birth Pangs, leading up to the Tribulation of Mankind; and I feel that the beginning of Matthew 24 explains that time very well. We are currently in the Birth Pangs (Even though Matthew 24: is directed at the Jewish Nation, it still reflects Biblical Prophecy for the whole World at this time):
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.

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GENERAL PROPHETIC NEWS SECTION:

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AS THE CHICOMS MOVE TO ESTABLISH DOMINANCE OVER CANADA, MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES, WILL ALL THREE COUNTRIES ERUPT INTO CIVIL WAR?

https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-agenda-21-conspiracy/chicoms-move-establish-dominance-over-canada-mexico-and-united-states-will-all-three-countries – Submitted by Dave Hodges on Thursday, October 15, 2020 – 12:00.
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 I love the Canadian people. They have been such wonderful friends since the War of 1812. However, with the recent state of affairs, Trudeau should cange the name of Canada to Canuckastan as the United States has been totally betrayed by their former ally. In fact, in previous podcasts, I have called for a breaking off of relations with China and Trump should establish impose a tax on all Canadian goods entering the country. 
Cannuckastan, formerly known as Canada is playing host to Middle East terrorists on the east-end of the country. On the west-end of the country, it seems like, to many locals, that Vancouver and the rest of British Colombia (BC) are being overrun with the CHICOM military as they sit poised to enter the United States as well as CHICOMS on our southern border.
On The Common Sense Show.TV, I recently interviewed Pastor Sam Honnold, who lives in Mexico and describes how the CHICOMS destabilizing the Mexican states on the border. And who is destabilizing these territories in an attempt to start a Mexican Civil War, it is none other than the CHICOMS who are using mechanized cartel units to accomplish this destabilizing goal. The cartels are being supplied by China. Why? They are trying to overthrow AMLO for supporting Trump and trying to limit CHICOM influence to house anymore Chinese troops as a prelude to invasion.
The CHICOMS in BC have no opposition from Trudeau as they do in Mexico from AMLO.
America will soon be hit from all directions. There is one saving grace, we have 100 million gun owners in this country and 7 million veterans of fighting age. 
A TALE OF TWO CANADA’S
The communications I am receiving from Canada are nothing short of comical in terms of the two extremes. Here are two examples, one of each extreme:
Attention Dave Hodges
You are a lying a…hole! There are absolutely no Chinese in Vancouver other than Canadian citizens who are of Asian descent! I run through Stanley Park and there is nothing going on. Trudeau would never side with the Chinese against your country. Stop lying you mother……
Mr. Hodges,
I am legitimately frightened. I work for Vancouver and we provide essential services to the people. I cannot be more specific because I am afraid of being discovered. There are some of us who know what is really going on and you have correctly identified the Chinese influence and domination of Canada. 
The criminal corruption at our ports has diminished greatly. It is not because the RMCP is doing a great job. It is because the Chinese are running our ports and they bringing in Chinese soldiers and military supplies. The Chinese may not be in uniform, but they are military and we all know it!
Mr. Hodges, you are correct, sir, the States are about to get invaded. There is a second concern and I am sure you are aware of it. Our government took bids for nearly 40,000 tear gas cannisters. They are doing this because we are about to get locked down again and this time the people will resist!
Also, our government is taking bids and considering offers from private parties to provide detention centers. In the states, you call them Fema Camps. My colleagues are aware of this and we see this as the establishment of concentration camps here in Canada. God help us. When we consider these two happenings, it is clear that Trudeau is going to enforce a great lockdown like what you have been reporting on in Melbourne and when the people rebel, they will be gassed and they are also going to be put into these concentration camps.
We still cannot believe that we are going to do this to our own people. Some of us believe that the Chinese will be running the camps and they will be turned into extermination camps. You would be surprised at level of employment of some of my colleagues. We are not low-level employees. We see exactly what is happening and Trudeau is not concealing what is coming. All of us believe that both Canadians, Americans and Mexicans are going to be exterminated by the Chinese military forces that are overrunning out city…. 
Cannuckastan, formerly known as Canada is playing host to Middle East terrorists on the east-end of the country. On the west-end of the country, it seems like, to many locals, that Vancouver and the rest of British Colombia (BC) are being overrun with the CHICOM military as they sit poised to enter the United States as well as CHICOMS on our southern border.
On The Common Sense Show.TV, I recently interviewed Pastor Sam Honnold, who lives in Mexico and describes how the CHICOMS are destabilizing the Mexican states on the border. And who is destabilizing these territories in an attempt to start a Mexican Civil War, it is none other than the CHICOMS who are using mechanized cartel units to accomplish this destabilizing goal. The cartels are being supplied by China. Why? They are trying to overthrow AMLO for supporting Trump and trying to limit CHICOM influence to house anymore Chinese troops as a prelude to invasion.
The CHICOMS in BC have no opposition from Trudeau as they do in Mexico from AMLO. I believe we could see civil war in all three countries. 
A CANADIAN REP SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS 
One would expect that some of the more conservative politicans in Canada are aware of this and would stand in opposition to this insanity. Well, there is at least one such person.   
That person would be Randy Hillier, an MPP in the Canadian government. He questioned the government by asking the government officials in a parliamentary session the following questions: 
  1. How many citizens will be detained?
  2. How many isolation centers will be acquired or built? are scheduled for construction.
  3. Hillier question the use of the phrase in the proposed legislation as he called documentation that these isolation sites could be used for “other requirements” in the future. Other requirements? Concentration camps? Extermination Centers?
  4. Hillier also asked how many isolation camps will be used and under what circumstances will they be used. At this point, Hillier was cut off and his microphone was silenced.
I take this move as proof positive that concentration camps will soon be in use in Canada. Since all of the California Congression Delegation, all Democrats, are in bed with the CHICOMS, it is difficult to not believe that a Kamala Harris Presidency will not also use concentration camps against Americans, including any resistance to taking Bill Gates’ vaccine. 
Some Canadians Do Not Hide In Anonymity
There are some Canadian citizens who also are bravely reporting, in the open, the very events described here in this article. The source is a little known Youtube site. Despite the very informal presentation format, the video does contain documentation for what is written in the previous paragraphs. 
Case closed for all North Americans. Both countries have the majority of their citizens who are slumbering into genocide despite direct evidence as to what is unfolding. Final thought, Trudeau, Xi, and Kamala Harris, there is absolutely no difference. 

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RUMORS OF WAR: IS WAR BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA INEVITABLE?

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Pat Buchanan
IS WAR WITH CHINA BECOMING INEVITABLE?
Tensions are rising between the U.S. and China, as the list of ideological, political and economic clashes continues to lengthen. And there is a transparent new reality: China seems in no mood to back down.
“The Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ominously warned on Friday.
He spelled out what he meant to commentator Larry O’Connor:
“The Chinese have now begun to amass huge forces against India in the north. … They absolutely need the United States to be their ally and partner in this fight.”
Pompeo had just returned from a Tokyo gathering of foreign ministers from the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or “Quad,” the group of four democracies — U.S., Japan, Australia, India — whose purpose is to discuss major Indo-Pacific geostrategic issues.
Exactly what kind of “ally and partner” the U.S. is to be “in the fight” between India and China over disputed terrain in the Himalayan Mountains was left unexplained. We have no vital interest in where the Line of Control between the most populous nations on earth should lie that would justify U.S. military involvement with a world power like China.
Yet, tensions are rising between the U.S. and China, as the list of ideological, political and economic clashes continues to lengthen.
And there is a transparent new reality: China seems in no mood to back down.
Xi makes no apology for — indeed, he is proud of — using state power to impose the state ideology upon the peoples he rules, and he openly repudiates our democratic values as inapplicable in his country.
Our rejection of China’s claims to virtually all of the reefs and atolls in the South China Sea is also being ignored. Beijing’s warnings grow louder and more pointed as the U.S. continues to send warships, the latest being the USS John McCain, close to islets claimed by China.
What is our strategy here? Are we prepared for a naval and air clash in these waters? What would be the U.S. strategic goal?
The Chinese are now responding angrily and defiantly to what they see as the provocations of sending high-level U.S. officials, and selling new weapons, to Taiwan, which China regards as its lost province.
Again, what is our purpose in playing the Taiwan card now?
If it is to provoke a fight, then are we prepared for a war in the Taiwan Strait or South China Sea? Do we think the Chinese will capitulate?
When this election is over, this country has to think through what we are and are not willing to fight China for.
Xi Jinping dismisses our concerns over Hong Kong and the Uighurs, and he appears willing to fight for Taiwan and for what Beijing holds in the South China Sea, rather than see it permanently lost.
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THE GREAT RESET COMING

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Strange Sounds
CORONA IS A TROJAN HORSE FOR ‘THE GREAT RESET’
Sky News host Rowan Dean says the next World Economic Forum in Davos has morphed from a “jet-setter climate gabfest” into a sinister “anti-democratic enterprise designed to destroy your job, steal your prosperity and rob your kids of a future.”
It’s a hardcore leftist eco-horror show replete with quasi-fascism,” he said. Mr Dean highlighted what he described as a “disturbing trend among many of the world’s left-wing elites to increasingly conflate COVID-19 with climate change. Many are going so far as to suggest that all the measures applied to the coronavirus, the lockdowns, the destruction of businesses, the suppression of dissent, curfews, strong-arm police tactics, should become the ‘new normal’ for dealing with climate change.
Mr Dean said the next World Economic Forum is planning “to convince governments with the help of big businesses and big tech to bring about something deeply sinister called ‘The Great Reset’. It is a program designed to strip us all of our fundamental democratic rights in favour of a new form of society as dictated by the elites.
Mr Dean said the advertising for ‘The Great Reset’ was “just about as cliched and vomit-inducing as the most inane corporate ad can be. This promo is saying that all the very worst things in the world, from the coronavirus to bushfires to riots to pollution to poverty are somehow linked. Then it is claiming they can magically disappear. Literally at the push of a button and just like that, everything in the world is made right and pure again. The Great Reset. What could be simpler?
Mr Dean said ultimately “lunatics including Prince Charles and the United Nations and the IMF want to replicate the global response to COVID and repurpose it for climate change, to enforce zero net emissions.
Schwab indeed sounds clownish. And yet he is head honcho when ‘the Davos set’ meet annually. He is also a retired member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee.
It’s all (pretty much) out in the open now (which is why it’s ‘safe’ for a Rupert Murdoch-owned media corporation to air such ‘conspiracy theory’ dissent).
Covid-19 was never about Covid-19, which is just another mild respiratory illness (albeit one that appears to have begun its life as a half-baked genetically-modified lab virus).
Covid-19 is about ‘the climate agenda’ – inducing, corralling or otherwise enforcing total compliance with ‘global governance’, their preferred term for One World Government.
Quite where the orders emanate from is not yet clear, but it is clear – given that diverse national governments are rolling out precisely the same lunatic ‘Covid-19 measures’ in lockstep with each other – that the orders are centrally disseminated.
Regular readers know that we have been warning about the likelihood of increasingly extreme weather and increasing numbers of meteor fireball events presaging a period of global mayhem – possibly culminating in ice age conditions – in which all will feel the effects of food shortages and systemic upheaval.
If we have known about this for the last two decades, then it’s a safe bet that they have some idea of what’s coming. There are differences of course; throughout, they have been telling only half-truths (which amounts to lying by omission): climate change isn’t man-made, and its effects won’t be felt 50 years hence when some coastal cities gradually submerge under warming oceans.
No, it’s a natural cyclical phenomenon, and its effects are ramping up now.While they continue to lie by omission and cloak what they know in ideological verbiage, the ‘elites’ at the very least are united by a sense of urgency in ‘doing something now, before it’s too late’.
But their ‘solutions’ to anticipating the coming threat to their lofty positions are entirely self-serving. They seek to ‘lock it all down’ in order to – they believe – be able to ‘better manage’ the crisis when it fully develops in the coming years.
Covid-19 is about ‘training’ the population, ahead of time, to believe that only dependency on government can ‘save’ them…

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THE GATES FOUNDATION VACCINE EFFORT IN AFRICA ASSOCIATED WITH PARALYSIS

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – F. William Engdahl
GATES VACCINE SPREADS POLIO ACROSS AFRICA
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has made himself the global vaccine czar as his foundation spends billions on spreading new vaccines globally. While much attention has been given to the role of Gates behind the WHO in promoting radical untested coronavirus vaccines, the record of the Gates Foundation pushing an oral polio vaccine across Africa gives more sobering evidence that all Gates says and does is not genuine human charity. The UN has just recently admitted that new cases of infantile paralysis or polio have resulted in Africa from an oral polio vaccine developed with strong support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It mirrors what happened in the USA in the 1950s. This is worth a closer look.
Now, despite the fact that no new cases of “wild polio” virus have been detected in all Africa since 2016, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and their allies in the WHO proclaimed that Gates’ $4 billion ten-year African vaccination campaign using an oral polio vaccine had finally eliminated the dreaded polio. That was at the end of August.
One week later on September 2, WHO was forced to backtrack and admit that new polio outbreaks in Sudan were linked to an ongoing series of new polio cases in Chad and Cameroon. According to the WHO, further polio cases have been registered in more than a dozen African countries including Angola, Congo, Nigeria and Zambia. But the shocking thing is that the outbreaks are all reportedly caused by the Gates-backed oral polio vaccine.
In a revealing comment, a CDC virologist involved with WHO and Gates Foundation in the Africa mass polio vaccination campaign, part of something called the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, admits the vaccine is creating significantly more cases of polio paralysis than the deceptively named “wild polio” disease. “We have now created more new emergences of the virus than we have stopped,” virologist Mark Pallansch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a combined effort of the WHO, UNICEF, the U.S. CDC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International.
Bill Gates was reportedly responsible for driving the campaign to develop the liquid oral polio vaccine and massively administer it to the populations of Africa and Asia despite the near absence of any cases of “wild polio.” According to one of the partners in the Gates polio initiative, from Rotary International, “Gates personally drove the development of a new polio vaccine that is now in the final stages of testing. When the idea was put forward, about the time of the last case of polio to happen in India, many were thinking the vaccine would play no important role in eradication, but Gates insisted.” When someone asked him, why polio, which had all but vanished worldwide, Gates replied, “Polio is a terrible disease.”
That reply seems curious, as there are far more pervasive deadly diseases out there including malaria or chronic diarrhoea due to unsafe water, and poor sanitation across Africa that causes death by dehydration, poor absorption of nutrients or infectious complications. I would argue that both those are also “terrible.” In 2016 chronic diarrhoea was listed by the WHO as the second leading cause of death in children below five worldwide. In Africa it was cause of almost 653,000 deaths, yet Mr. Gates and friends seem to be interested in other things. 
The insistence of Gates on pushing massive vaccination of a new oral polio vaccine his foundation backed at a time polio even in poor countries of Asia and Africa is virtually non-existent, should ring alarm bells loudly. If his goal is to help more African children lead healthy lives, simple water treatment projects would save far more lives. Or is there something in the polio vaccine we are not being told of? Is there aluminum as adjuvant that is documented to be a central nervous system paralytic? Or other toxins?
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MEDICAL DOCTORS AND HEALTH SCIENTISTS SIGN DECLARATION OPPOSING LOCKDOWNS

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By omid ghoreishi
Over 34,000 Health Experts Sign Declaration Against COVID-19 Lockdowns, Petition by Epidemiologists Claims
More than 34,000 medical doctors and health scientists from around the world have signed a declaration against lockdowns put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying the measures are causing “irreparable damage,” according to an online petition initially created by three epidemiologist from Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford.
As of Oct. 14, close to to 25,000 of the signatories signed as medical practitioners, and around 9,500 as public health scientists. They have joined more than 440,000 members of the general public in signing the petition. The petition requires signatories to provide their full name, city, country, zip or postal code, and email, as well as declare if they are signing as a citizen, medical practitioner, or a medical and health scientist. The Epoch Times could not verify the status of the signatories. The creators of the declaration could not be immediately reached for comment.
The petition is co-authored by Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a Harvard professor and epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring infectious disease; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, an Oxford University professor and epidemiologist with expertise in immunology; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University Medical School professor and epidemiologist with expertise in infectious disease and vulnerable populations.
“Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short- and long-term public health,” reads the petition, titled the Great Barrington Declaration, after the Massachusetts town where it was authored by the three experts on Oct. 4.
The declaration says lockdowns result in worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings, lower childhood vaccination rates, and deteriorating mental health, to name a few issues, all of which will lead to high mortality rates in the years to come.
“Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice,” the doctors write.
Instead of shutting everything down until a vaccine is available, the doctors say focus should be on minimizing mortality and social harm until herd immunity is reached. Herd immunity refers to when a population becomes immune to an infectious disease, which the doctors say will eventually be reached for all populations, and can be assisted by, but not dependent upon, a vaccine.
“Fortunately, our understanding of the virus is growing. We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza,” the declaration states.
The declaration says public health officials should aim to protect the most vulnerable population, while allowing those who are not vulnerable to “resume life as normal.”
“The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk.”
But young, low-risk adults should be allowed to work normally, rather than from home; schools should be opened for in-person teaching; and extracurricular activities such as sports should be resumed, the declaration says.
“Arts, music, sport, and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity,” the declaration says
Dr. Matt Strauss, one of the Canadian doctors who has put his name to the declaration, told the Toronto Sun that most medical professionals he has talked to agree that the lockdowns are bringing more harm than benefit.
“I don’t even think my opinion is a minority opinion among the experts I work with,” said Strauss, a critical care physician and professor at Queen’s University School of Medicine.

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LESSONS FROM VENEZUELA

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Daisy Luther 
HERE’S HOW VENEZUELA RAN OUT OF FOOD.
In February of 2016, I wrote about what an economic collapse really looks like, using Venezuela as an illustration.
VENEZUELA:
The article begins when prepping began to be frowned upon by the Venezuelan government.
In 2013, many began to suspect that the outlook for Venezuela was grim when prepping became illegal.  The Attorney General of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Díaz, called on prosecutors to target people who are “hoarding” basic staples with serious sanctions.
Shortly thereafter, grocery stores instituted a fingerprint registry to purchase food and supplies. Families had to register and were allotted a certain amount of supplies to prevent “hoarding.” (source)
THE UNITED STATES:
Early in 2020, supplies began to be difficult to find due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the potential of a lockdown. When folks couldn’t find basics like toilet paper, fingers immediately began to point at “preppers” and “hoarders.”
The word “hoarding” is being repeatedly used throughout news reports. They’re already working to paint preppers as bad and selfish people. They’re already vilifying those who hurry out to fill any gaps in their supplies. They’re making it seem like a mental illness to get prepared for what could potentially be a long stretch of time at home with only the supplies you have on hand.
This is a frequent trick of propagandists everywhere. Repeat a word often enough and suddenly everyone begins using it. Everyone begins to believe that the people labeled with an ugly word are terrible, selfish, and threats to decency. (source)
This dialogue is still in place, with people being shamed for large purchases, when in fact, they’re simply getting necessities for a large family. A friend of mine with a large family has said she’d have to shop every two days with the original limits stores posted to keep everyone in her household well-fed.
VENEZUELA:
It wasn’t long until the basics were incredibly difficult to acquire.
Then, just over a year ago, it became even more apparent that the country was falling. when long lines for basic necessities such as laundry soap, diapers, and food became the norm rather than the exception. Thousands of people were standing in line for 5-6 hours in the hopes that they would be able to purchase a few much-needed items. (source)
THE UNITED STATES:
Writers on this website have talked about the shelves being cleared back in March, what we may see in shortage after halting many imports from China, and the fact that in most parts of the country, the supply chain is clearly broken.
People from all over the country have reported in the comments the bare spots in their local stores, with a few exceptions who say that everything in their part of the nation is back to normal. Many areas still have limits on how many packages of toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and canned goods customers can purchase months after the original panic-fueled shopping sprees.
VENEZUELA:
Shortly after the story broke to the rest of the world, the propaganda machine shifted into high gear.  As the government began to ration electricity, it was announced that this was not due to economic reasons at all, but instead was a measure of their great concern for the environment. (source)
THE UNITED STATES:
We’re looking at you, California, where PG&E, the largest power provider in the state has shut off the power to people in rural areas repeatedly over the past couple of years to “prevent wildfires.” Millions faced the hottest days of the summer without electricity.
VENEZUELA:
As stores struggled to provide the essentials to customers, the government stepped in to “help.”
As the situation continued to devolve, farmers in Venezuela were forced to hand over their crops last summer. They assumed control of essential goods like food, and began putting retail outlets out of business. Then, once they had control of the sales outlets, they began forcing farmers and food manufacturers to sell anywhere from 30-100% of their products to the state at the price the state opted to pay, as opposed to stores and supermarkets.
But that wasn’t enough to keep the population fed. (Isn’t it astonishing how much less motivated people are to produce food and supplies when they are no longer allowed to benefit from their hard work? Historically, collectivism and farming have never gone successfully hand in hand.) This January, the government told citizens that they would need to produce their own food. The Ministry of Urban Farming was created to oversee this. While self-reliance sounds great, it isn’t so great in Venezuela. Just so the urban farmers don’t get too self-reliant, a registry of the crops and livestock will be required. (And obviously, they’ve already proven that they have no issue forcing farmers to hand over what they’ve produced.) (source)
THE UNITED STATES:
As our supply chain devolved, it was learned that farmers in the United States were unable to get their products to the market due to logistics issues, closed packaging plants, and a totally different marketplace. The President signed an Executive Order to force people to go back to work at meat packaging plants and also tried to organize a way to get food that was just being thrown out to the people who desperately needed it.
Processing plants across the country are shutting down as more and more employees become ill. At least ten large meat processing plants have closed due to the virus. Distribution issues have farmers dumping thousands of gallons of milkplowing under vegetables in the fields, and leaving potatoes to rot.
A lot of the food being produced was destined for restaurants, hotels, and cruise ships. Diverting it to grocery stores and the millions of people using food banks right now (because they didn’t get their money from unemployment yet, remember?) is unfortunately not as easy as it should be. This article explains some of the issues with getting food to hungry people.
One of the issues processing. With meat, in particular, this is difficult – most folks aren’t even going to be willing to process their own chickens and it’s wildly unrealistic to imagine a family in the city processing a cow or a pig. With produce, it becomes a little bit easier – anyone can wash fruits and vegetables – but employees are still needed to harvest the food.
A lot of that scarcity could be remedied if we could reallocate things – if janitorial supplies could be sold to the general public, if farmers could sell directly to stores or consumers, and if farmers could donate unpurchased items to food banks.
To summarize, farmers are losing billions of dollars and people are going without food, while the food we have is left to rot. Hopefully, President Trump’s new 19 billion dollar plan will allow the federal government to play matchmaker between frustrated farmers and hungry families. (source)
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CHINA,RUSSIA, CUBA ELECTED TO UN’S HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Peter Skurkiss
Theater of the absurd: China, Russia, Cuba elected to UN’s Human Rights Council
This week, China, Russia, and Cuba were elected to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.  This trio of countries is among the worst offenders of human rights on the planet.
If this were an election for United Nations human rights abusers, China would bring home the gold medal.  No amount of double-talk about regional representation or anything else can justify this travesty.  This is yet another example, as if one was needed, showing not just how useless the U.N. is, but how corrupt and downright immoral it is.
Hopefully, in his second term, President Trump will pull the plug on the U.N.  That organization does not deserve any financial support from the U.S.  And it is a stain on America to have that international organization headquartered in New York, allowing all those “diplomats” and other bureaucrats to turn the city into their playground.
Pulling out of the U.N. will have the foreign service people and globalists in an uproar.  But if anyone can do it and stand up to collective hysterics, it is Trump.  He did it on moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, his pull out from Syria, on his approach to China and much more.  When trump decides to move on something, he can move fast.  This will be especially true in a second term. 
Membership in the U.N. is not in America’s interest.  No amount of diplo-speak can make it so.  And half-measures won’t do, either.  The U.N. is corrupt beyond reform.  It’s time to close the chapter on it, Mr. President.
         

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85% OF CV PATIENTS REPORTED WEARING MASK ‘ALWAYS’ OR ‘OFTEN’

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Edwin Mora
CDC Study: 85% of Coronavirus Patients Reported Wearing Masks ‘Always’ or ‘Often’
An overlooked study published recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that cloth face coverings or masks are mostly ineffective in preventing the spread of the Chinese coronavirus as promoted by public health officials.
The CDC conducted the study, largely ignored by the media, in the U.S. in July and made its findings public in September. It compared 154 “case-patients,” those who tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), and a control group of 160 “control-participants,” those who were symptomatic but tested negative.
CDC researchers examined participants who reported wearing a cloth face covering or mask at least 14 days before illness onset, which falls into the incubation period of 2–14 days estimated by the agency.
The researchers found that 71 percent of the case-patients contracted the virus despite reporting “always” wearing a cloth face covering or mask at least 14 days before illness onset, and 14 percent contracted the virus despite reporting “often” wearing one at least 14 days before illness onset.
That indicates 85 percent of the COVID-19 study participants contracted the virus even after either always (71 percent) or often (14 percent) wearing a face covering or mask, suggesting the masks are not entirely effective at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Additionally, the rate of COVID-19 patients who wore a mask mirrored the percentage of those who were showing symptoms but tested negative, suggesting that the masks did little to protect those who did not test positive from symptoms.
“In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control-participants reported always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public,” the CDC reported.
Of the other positive patients who reported wearing a face covering or mask, seven percent did so “sometimes,” four percent “rarely,” and four percent “never.”
Acknowledging the limitations of the study, the CDC pointed out, “Adults in the study were from one of 11 participating health care facilities and might not be representative of the United States population.”
Notwithstanding the efforts of the 71 percent of patients who reported “always” wearing a mask, they still caught the highly contagious coronavirus.
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FUKUSHIMA UPDATE

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Journal NEO
The Fukushima Daiichi NPP and its Radioactive Water Problem
From time to time, Korean media and environmentalists associated with them raise the question of an impending global environmental catastrophe, which will happen when the Japanese authorities dump thousands of tons of radioactive water into the sea after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The excitement is fueled by periodic news that the water will soon be drained, and Seoul’s position alone is what keeps Tokyo from making a horrific decision.
Here is a quick refresher on the essence of the problem. Every day since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster, due to the penetration of groundwater, which caused a radioactive matter leakage, about 170 tons of radioactively contaminated water was produced, containing the radioactive hydrogen isotope: tritium and other substances.  First of all, we are talking about water that was originally in the reactor circuit. Second, on the water used to cool the wreckage of the plant and the remaining fuel. Also, a significant amount of water from underground sources flowing through the land towards the ocean is also being polluted. The water is processed in order to extract the majority of the radioactive material. However, tritium and other substances remain in the water, a huge amount of which is stored in nearly a thousand large cisterns.
Currently, roughly 1.7 million tons of the substance are stored in water tanks, but by the end (or in the worst case, by summer) of 2022, there will be no free storage space left. Since the three exploded reactors are far from dismantling, TEPCO, the operator of the damaged nuclear power plant, demands that the problem of contaminated water be addressed immediately.
The Japanese government calls the stored water “treated water” because it has been treated to take it below the threshold level of 62 types of radioactive substances (not including tritium), but in September 2018, a study of 890,000 tons of treated water was conducted, which showed that more than 80% still contains radioactive substances in excess of threshold levels.
Japanese experts quoted former Prime Minister Abe as claiming that the amount of radioactivity in the water is less than one percent of the amount of radioactivity at the Wolseong nuclear power plant in South Korea. South Korean scientists are skeptical of this statement. In order to compare the pollution levels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the nuclear power plant in Korea, it should be clarified where the water samples are collected, according to Moon Zhu-hyun, professor of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Dankook University. After a glance at the numbers from different sampling locations, we can provide an accurate comparison of pollution levels.
Choi Sung Min, professor of the department of nuclear and quantum engineering at KAIST, said Seoul and Tokyo should refrain from presenting scientifically unsubstantiated opinions on the matter and exercise caution.
In his article on NVO, Vladimir Odintsov cites a numerous examples of environmental issues that surfaced in 2017-18 – the deposition of cesium-137 on sandy beaches at a considerable distance from the station and detecting its particles in Californian wines, produced after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster; radioactive iodine isotopes and cesium has also been found in vegetables grown in South Korea, as well as in fish caught off the Japanese coast.
TEPCO announced this in August 2019 and put forth a proposal to pump the contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP into the Pacific Ocean. All other ways of resolving the problem, according to TEPCO management, are too difficult.
In October 2019, South Korea, at a meeting of the British International Maritime Organization called on Japan to make efforts to reach a consensus from neighboring countries on water management issues.
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NYIRAGONGO VOLCANO IN CONGO HAS LAVA RISING AT RAPID ‘ALARMING’ RATE

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Dylan Donnelly
AFRICAN VOLCANO LAVA RISING AT RAPID RATE IN DISASTER WARNING – ‘MOST DANGEROUS IN WORLD!’
Nyiragongo, a volcano on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, is seeing its lava lake filling at an alarming rate. Volcanologists have wanted the rise in lava levels could spell disaster for nearby communities. Nyiragongo last erupted in 2002, killing 250 people and wiping out 20 percent of neighbouring city Goma. It has a 250-meter-wide lake of lava in its crater, the largest in the world.
Dario Tedesco, volcanologist at Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, led an investigation into Nyiragongo’s crater earlier this year to measure the volcano’s lava.
But Mr Tedesco’s team from Goma Volcano Observatory found the lava in the volcano is rising at alarming rate and raising risks it could erupt again.
The team’s analysis predicts the lava will reach peak hazardous levels within four years, but also warned an earthquake could trigger a disaster earlier.
Mr Tedesco, painting a grim picture of the risks posed by Nyiragongo, said: “This is the most dangerous volcano in the world!”
In 2002, Goma saw lava from the volcano pile up at 2 meters Hugh, with it also creating a delta 800 meters wide in nearby Lake Kivu.
The fissures healed after the disaster, but in 2016 the team observed a second vent fountain in the crater of the volcano.
Mr Tedesco observed in February this year the second vent has led to the lava lake rising faster than ever.
The second vent was gushing an estimated 4 cubic meters of lava per second, which the team suggest is enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool every 10 minutes.
Pierre-Yves Burgi, a geophysical modeler at the University of Geneva and part of the Goma Volcano Observatory, said the lava level is effecgtovelu a pressure gauge for the volcano’s internal pressure.
He said the internal pressure of the volcano is well beyond 20 atmoshere’s, which can shatter the flanks and lead to an eruption.
Mr Burgi, writing in Geophysical Research Letters in August, painted a bleak outlook and said: “This situation is unstable. The danger is of a tremor opening up a new fissure.”
Mr Burgi added he expects the lava lake to stop rising within the next few years, with the period of peak danger of eruption for Goma being between 2024 to 2027.

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PROPHECY AND HOPE IN LATTER DAYS

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Jonathan Brentner
BIBLICAL PROPHECY PRESERVES MY SANITY
Paul wrote this about the prominence of deception in the last days in 1 Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.” “Teachings,” of course, come to us through words that our adversary twists to further his deception of the saints.
Notice the reference to seared consciences. The medical term “cauterize” comes from the Greek word for “seared.” Medically, it refers to destroying tissue to stop bleeding. Spiritually, it refers to a loss of sensitivity to the truth that makes one easily deceived by the “teachings of demons.”
We see this in the world; we all know someone so entrenched in the spirit of this age that they have become incapable of receiving the truth. We cannot have a conversation with them apart from being subject to untrue accusations.
Sadly, this same deceptive spirit has crept into the church via a relentless attack on the words of Scripture that has “seared” the receptivity of many to the truth, especially in the area of biblical prophecy. Once our adversary has successfully attacked truth in the area of future things and this has given him an opening to attack Biblical texts related to morality and even the Gospel.
It’s the words of Scripture, however, that give us hope today. Its prophetic texts long ago predicted the lawlessness, violence, and wickedness that we see consuming our world. It’s through words that the Lord assures us of our hope in His appearing and of His intent to judge the rampant wickedness of our day. Words form the basis of our “blessed hope” (Titus 2:11-13) and describe our future home in the eternal state (see Revelation 21-22).
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TITLED: THE LAST ONE SAVED:

Saved From The Worst But Kept From The Best?
https://gracethrufaith.com/topical-studies/thy-kingdom-come/saved-from-the-worst-but-kept-from-the-best/
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Some time ago I received several questions concerning a book recently published by a well known Christian author. The questions so concerned me that I bought the book to have a look for myself. (I’m not going to mention the name of the book or the author to avoid giving either any unintended publicity.)
Right off the bat I was shocked to read to very first sentence in the foreword, which says, “I believe that most Christians who get to heaven will be seriously disappointed.” Well, that got my attention. Imagine our Blessed Assurance being the source of serious disappointment.
The basic premise of the book is that while salvation is enough to keep you out of Hell, it’s not enough to get you into the Kingdom. Only those found worthy will become the Lord’s bride, and the rest of the Church will spend the Millennium in “the outer darkness” banished from the presence of God and disqualified from reigning with Him. In the Outer Darkness, says the author, believers will experience unimaginable regret, remorse and a sense of shame during the 1,000 years they’ll spend looking back over their unsanctified lives. They’ll remember every detail of their failures causing much weeping and gnashing of teeth. (According to recent surveys, this could be the destiny of as many as 93% of all born again Christians alive in the US today. There are no estimates available for previous generations, or for those from other countries.)
This view is not new, by the way. It’s been around for a generation or so, and is based largely on Matthew 8:11-12, 22:13, 24:50-51, & 25:30, the four places where either the Outer Darkness, or weeping and gnashing of teeth, or both are mentioned. Toward the and of the book the author refers to them saying, “Always remember the ones who were not able to inherit” and, “These passages are all talking about Christians! And yet none of them inherited the Kingdom. Yes, they were all in it. But they were in some other region, some other place -the darkness outside – and thus separated from the light of the Lord’s presence.”
As do the ones before it, this book makes it clear that all true believers are still saved and still go to Heaven, but because they did not follow Christ faithfully on Earth they will dwell in a part of Heaven away from Him and forfeit any rewards of reigning with Him in His Kingdom. It’s a middle position that was originally developed to refute the idea that you can lose your salvation, without giving believers who don’t live victorious lives a “free pass” into the Kingdom. I think of it as a kind of “halfway house”, not prison but not really freedom either.
I’m convinced that those who hold this position have misinterpreted all four of the “outer darkness” passages. Here’s how I think these four references to the Outer Darkness should be understood.
Outer Darkness Reference 1. Matt. 8:5-12.
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.”
Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.”
The centurion replied,
“Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Here Jesus is clearly speaking to Israel, not the Church. It was at least two years before Pentecost and well before Israel had rejected His offer of the Kingdom. He was criticizing them for letting a Gentile Roman soldier demonstrate a stronger faith in Him than they had. He said that their lack of faith would result in people from all over the world (Gentiles) inheriting the Kingdom, while the Jews, who were the subjects of the Kingdom, would be thrown into the outer darkness.
Israel was then (and will be again) God’s Kingdom on Earth. The Lord repeated this warning in Matt. 21:43 when He again said to the Jews, “Therefore I tell you that the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.” It’s obvious that the Lord believed they were the subjects of the Kingdom or else why would He threaten to take it away from them?
This reference is a warning to Israel that at the End of the Age Gentile believers, like the Centurion, would join their patriarchs at the Wedding Feast while they sat outside in the darkness for failing to recognize their Messiah.
Outer Darkness Reference 2. Matt 22:1-14
Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
“Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless.
“Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
“For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
This is the parable of the Wedding Banquet, and the one ejected is a last minute wedding guest. The Bride is not a guest and could never be thrown out of her own wedding.
To accept the author’s view that this parable is about the Church you have to start with the belief that some of the Church is the Bride of Christ and some isn’t. But the Bible never even implies that. You can only come to that conclusion by departing from a literal interpretation of Scripture to make it say what you want it to say.
For example the Lord has imputed our righteousness to us by faith, and not works (Romans 4:5) Isaiah described man’s righteousness as filthy rags (Isa 64:6) and the Lord’s as “garments of salvation” and “robes of righteousness” (Isa 61:10) where the acquisition of these qualities is likened to clothing given us at a wedding. But the author wants us to believe that there’s a difference between Salvation Righteousness, which comes from belief, and Kingdom Righteousness that comes from the works we do on Earth. Therefore the guest was a born-again believer who was not only excluded from being the bride but was thrown out of the banquet into the outer darkness because he had no Kingdom Righteousness.
Here’s how I see it. In Rev. 16:15, just after the 6th Bowl judgment and long after the church has departed, the Lord said, “Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
He was alluding to the fact that the Doctrine of Eternal Security expires with the Rapture, a fact that Jesus taught in the Parable of the 10 Virgins. Tribulation believers will be responsible for keeping themselves saved. Still, their righteousness is symbolized by clothing.
The man ejected from the banquet was a last minute guest, a tribulation believer not part of the Church. He was trying to receive the blessing of those invited to the wedding feast (Rev. 19:9) at least 7 years after the Rapture. He hadn’t kept himself pure and had lost his salvation. When the Lord returned, he tried to gain entrance into the Kingdom in his own clothing (on the strength of his own righteousness) without the righteousness imputed to him by faith (the wedding clothes). He was discovered and ejected.
Notice that the Bride is never mentioned in this parable. It’s not about us. It’s about the guests at the end of the age.
Outer Darkness References 3-4. Matt. 24:50-51 And Matt. 25:30
Matt. 24:50-51 concludes the parable of the wise and wicked servants, and Matt. 25:30 does the same for the Parable of the Talents. I’ll mention them together because they both contain judgments, but they don’t take place in Heaven at the Bema Seat where the Church will be judged. Along with the Parable of the 10 Virgins which they bracket, the location and timing of the judgment is identified as being on Earth after the Lord’s return. This was established as early as Matt. 24:29-30 making everything that follows pertain to believers on Earth at the 2nd Coming. In other words, these parables describe the destinies of Tribulation Survivors who didn’t keep the faith. Again, they don’t involve the Church. You can easily confirm this by looking at Matt. 24:36-37, Matt. 25:1, & Matt. 25:14. As I said before, the Doctrine of Eternal Security expires at the Rapture, and so Tribulation believers are in danger of falling away and losing their salvation. (Rev. 14:12 & 16:15) These passages in Matthew demonstrate that fact in no uncertain terms. The Lord’s final Olivet Discourse teaching, the Sheep and Goat Judgment, which also takes place on Earth after the 2nd Coming, closes His case on the disposition of Tribulation Survivors. (Matt. 25:31-36)
To apply any of these teachings to the Church, one would have to believe that the Rapture and Bema Seat judgment take place after the 2nd Coming, but a detailed colour chart in the book clearly shows that the author believes in a pre-Tribulation Rapture which is followed immediately by the Bema Seat judgment.
All that said, I think the biggest problems with this “halfway house” view concern certainty and motivation. To accept this position you have to be willing to believe that the Lord is not going to give you any assurance about how you’ll spend the next 1000 years until after it’s too late for you to do anything about it. For example, in the author’s take on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, the guest thought he belonged there and was speechless when told that he didn’t.
And 1 Cor. 4:5 says the Lord will judge the Church according to the motives of our hearts. How could our motives ever be pure if we know that our works here will determine our participation in the Kingdom? Our hearts are incurably wicked and will always go to self-interest. Greed would replace gratitude in every believer’s heart and make it even less likely that anyone would survive the judgment intact.
In Ephesians 1:13-14 and 2 Cor 1:21-22 Paul said that our inheritance was guaranteed the moment we first believed. Was the inheritance he spoke of 1000 years of unimaginable regret, remorse and a sense of shame unless we work to improve it? Is that what we’re assured of?
I have no problem with there being a certain amount of inequality in the Kingdom. Not everyone can live next door to Jesus, or be the king of some country or even the leader of a small group. And although the Bible clearly admonishes us to go beyond salvation to achieve victory over this world, there’ll be many who won’t win the crowns that are promised to believers for doing so. But to say that most of us won’t even participate in the Kingdom Age, but will be consigned to 1000 years of abject misery defies reason. How does that equate with the promise that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life? (John 3:16) Who would want such a life, even if it only lasted 1000 years?
Throughout the history of the Church, scholars have held that there are two possible destinies for humanity, Heaven or Hell. To introduce a third one, where we’re saved from the worst but kept from the best, after the fate of all but one generation of believers has been sealed, is remarkable, to say the least. And I must confess I’d give a lot more credence to this view if there wasn’t such a complete disregard for context and timing in providing supporting verses. That tells me that there aren’t any that really fit. And that makes it bad theology. Selah 08-02-08

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JESUS CHRIST RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS “IMMINENT

Matt. 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matt. 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Matt. 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be

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DON’T WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE

We are currently in the “Birth Pangs” pending the coming “7 year TRIBULATION” period, where all the Nations on Earth will be subject to God’s Wrath on an “UNGODLY” World. The Rapture of Jesus Christ Church is “TOTALLY” imminent; And what will follow after that will be massively more devastating that we are seeing right now (Read Revelation Ch 6 – 22) God is trying to get everyone’s attention to the coming Judgments; He does not want “ANYONE” to perish, but all to come to repentance. He loves us, but will not stand idly by and watch the World, (His Creation) turn to sin and debauchery). We are currently living in a fallen “Satanic” World where “EVIL”, is totally accepted, “and God and his Love for his Church”: is being exponentially rejected. The time has come when God HAS TO intervene, and he is (The prophetic word listed in his Word the Bible is being fulfilled exponentially).

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THE NEW WORLD ORDER:

ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT – ONE WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM – ONE WORLD RELIGION

Dan. 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate
Dan. 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings
Rev. 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast

 

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