World Events Pointing to the Rapture and the Soon Return of Jesus
•Sep 24, 2020
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Apocalyptic Weather-More Animals fall from sky-RV sized Asteroid will zip past earth & New Mini-Moon
•Sep 24, 2020
You will hear the following in this Broadcast: -Apocalyptic scene in nuclear Russian city as birds fall from sky & lie scattered around streets -RV-size asteroid to get closer to Earth than the moon -Tropical Storm Beta floods Houston area – States of emergency declared in Louisiana and Texas -Hurricane Paulette comes back as a ‘zombie’ tropical storm ‘because 2020’ -Earth set to get a new mini-moon – but astronomers are confused by its origin -Severe Weather around the World
Ask US Help (Sept 25,2020) Trump Deploys 40,000 Troops & 400 Tanks to Help Taiwan Against PLA
•Sep 24, 2020
Ask US Help, Trump Deploys 40,000 Troops & 400 Tanks to Help Taiwan Against PLA If China invades Taiwan and the United States opts to get involved, the U.S. Army should be prepared to deploy tens of thousands of soldiers and thousands of heavy vehicles to the island country and “drive the enemy into the sea,” according to a bold new essay from Brian Dunn, a former Michigan Army National Guardsman. Dunn’s essay is one of several Taiwan-themed think-pieces in the latest issue of Military Review, the Army’s professional journal. American military thinkers for decades have steered clear of publicly discussing the possibility of war between the United States and China over Taiwan. But with Beijing’s escalating aggression in the western Pacific and the Pentagon’s own increasing attention on the region, that’s changing.
Israel to enter nation-wide shutdown; Saudi King warns of Iranian deception-TV7 Israel News 24.09.20
•Sep 25, 2020
Today’s top stories 24.09.20; 1) Israel is heading into a second’ forced nation-wide shutdown, as part of what Jerusalem officials insist, is the only way to diminish the uncontrollable spread of the corona-contagion. 2) Saudi King Salman bin AbdulAziz cautioned that while the international community makes extensive efforts to address Iran’s nuclear program; the Ayatollah regime exploits these efforts to fuel its expansionist agenda. 3) Senior delegations from the Gaza-based Islamist Hamas and West Bank-based Fatah factions held an extensive meeting, which focused on finding a viable foundation for reconciliation, derived from a common-goal – to thwart Israeli normalization with the Arab and Muslim world.
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Prophecy Update – Perilous Times
•Sep 24, 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
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
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.”
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)
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
What Was Jesus Saying In John 3:8?
QUESTION: I don’t quite understand what Jesus meant in John 3:8. The part where he says so it is with everyone born of the Spirit. This part I am not getting. Can you help?
ANSWER: John 3:8 says,
“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
I think Jesus was using the wind to draw a distinction between the physical birth and the spiritual one. We can hear the wind and we can feel it. We can also see the effect it causes around us. But in and of itself the wind is not visible.
So it is with people born of the Spirit. We can often hear it in their voice and sometimes even feel it when we’re in their presence. We can also see the effect it has on their lives. But being born in the Spirit usually doesn’t cause any detectable change in a person’s physical appearance.
However, this is not the case with God. He can see the presence of the Spirit in us, and it changes us so dramatically that to Him we’re a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come (2 Cor. 5:17). We are so different to Him that when we sin it’s no longer us doing it, but the sin living in us (Romans 7:20).
I believe the knowledge of this is what enabled John to say, “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God” (1 John 3:9). I say this because the sad fact is that there has never been even one Christian who has completely stopped sinning in thought, word, or deed. John also said, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8).
“Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed are they whose sins the Lord does not count against them, and in whose spirit is no deceit” (Psalm 32:1-2)
What Was John Saying?
QUESTION: Thank you for your wonderful site. I attempt to lead an adult SS class and there are questions we have about 1 John 5:16,17. When John says that we should pray for those committing a sin that does not lead to death, (what is that sin? – I thought all sin lead to death) and then he is saying that we should not pray for our ‘brother’ who commits the sin that is leading to death – (what is that sin?).
ANSWER: John’s letter was a warning against the teachings of gnosticism. Despite his warning it continued to grow and is the basis for the New Age religions of today. Basically gnosticism held (holds) that the way to salvation is not found at the cross, but through the acquisition of secret knowledge.
There was a considerable falling away in the 1st Century by those “brothers” who claimed to be part of the Church but had never really given their hearts to the Lord and were led astray by false teachers like Cerinthus.
Following gnosticism is a sin that leads to death because it rejects the only provision God has made for our sins, the death of His son. Sins that do not lead to death are the sins we commit that are covered by our acceptance of the Lord’s death as payment for them. In effect John told his readers to pray for true believers who sin, but not for those who by following Gnosticism had demonstrated that they weren’t believers after all.
Please Explain What John was Saying
QUESTION: What does 1 John 4:2-3 imply? Does it mean that only saved believers can utter these words? Or is it meant to be some type of test to see if one is a believer? Also in 1 John 4:15 the same questions. Can an unsaved person really say this without believing really? Therefore how can one know for sure if he really means it when he/she says “I confess that Jesus is the Son of God and he has come in the flesh?”
ANSWER: 1 John 4:2-3 says, “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.”
The false teaching called gnosticism held that since God is pure He could not dwell in a human body because all flesh is sinful. Therefore Jesus, being human, could not have been God in the flesh, and could not have died for the sins of the people. They believed that the path to salvation was the acquisition of secret knowledge (The Greek word for knowledge is gnosis). Various forms of this view still exist today in the New Age religions.
John’s point in chapter 4 was the way you can tell whether a teacher is truly from God, and not a proponent of gnosticism, is if he teaches that Jesus is God in human form and that His death paid the penalty for our sins. Teachers who teach this have the Spirit of God. Those who don’t, have the spirit of anti-Christ (1 John 4:3). When you put 1 John 4:14-15 together you can see they’re saying this as well.
Please Explain The Difference
QUESTION: Re: Must God Choose Us? Could you explain these two verses. Isaiah 55:6 says, “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” and John 6:44 says, ” No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” They seem to contradict each other.
ANSWER: Isaiah 55 is primarily a call to the Jewish people to respond to Him. Remember He had a covenant relationship with them, having promised to take them as His people and be their God. (Exodus 6:7). Because of that any of them who came to Him would be accepted. While Isaiah 55:3 holds out the promise of an everlasting covenant, verse 7 shows that this call was to an Old Covenant relationship. In Isaiah 56:1-8 the call was extended to foreigners who kept His covenant as well.
In John 6:44 Jesus was explaining that henceforth keeping the Old Covenant would not be enough to qualify them for a relationship with God. The procedure found in Romans 8:29-30 would apply to both Jews and Gentiles. God foreknew who among all humanity would choose to accept His Son’s death as payment for their sins. Their names had been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life before the foundations of Earth were laid. Those He foreknew, He predestined (appointed) to a place in His Kingdom. At some point in their life, He would call them, and this is what Jesus was talking about. When they respond to the call, as He knows they will, He justifies them (regards them as though innocent) through the Blood of Jesus, and at the rapture/resurrection, He will glorify them as they take their place in the Kingdom.
Matt; 7:7-8, John 3:16, John 6:38-40, Romans 10:9,13, and others clearly explain that the choice to be saved is ours to make. These promises make general to all humanity that which Isaiah 55 made specific to the Jews. They fulfill its promise of the New Covenant as well in that the only condition they contain is belief.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
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:
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:
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”.
WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION (FRIDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 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.
GENERAL PROPHETIC NEWS – ARTICLES SECTION:
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Dave DeCamp
With tensions between Taiwan and mainland China on the rise, Taiwan’s military redefined its rules of engagement and said its forces have the right to “self-defense” and a “counter-attack” against Chinese warplanes. The statement came after Beijing flew fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait’s median line in response to a high-level US visit to the island.
“In the face of high-frequency harassment and threats from the enemy’s warships and warplanes recently… the military clearly redefined the contingency handling regulations concerning the first strike as our right to self-defense and counter-attack,” Taiwan’s defense ministry said on Monday.
The ministry also said the military will follow guidelines to prevent the “escalation of conflict” and “triggering events.” It is not exactly clear from the statement if Taiwan’s military can now fire first at mainland warplanes, but sources have indicated to Taiwan’s press that this is the case.
Military sources told the Taiwanese newspaper Liberty Times that defining the “first strike” as the right to “self-defense” and a “counter-attack” means Taiwan’s military would be able to fire first if they believed mainland forces intended to attack.
The median line has served as an unofficial dividing line between Taiwan and China that Beijing usually avoids crossing. Official Beijing policy is that this line doesn’t exist, and Taiwan is Chinese territory, which was the response they gave to Taipei’s protests over the recent incursion.
The display from Chinese warplanes coincided with a visit to Taiwan by US Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach, the second high-level visit from a US official in recent months. US Health Secretary Alex Azar visited the island in August, making him the highest-level US official to visit Taiwan since Washington broke formal relations with Taipei in 1979.
The US military has also increased activity in the region, with aircraft carriers drilling in the South China Sea, and an increase in flights from US military aircraft. US spy planes are cloaking themselves as civilian aircraft near China’s coast, and experts warn, the practice poses a significant danger to actual civilian planes.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Liberty or Lockdown – Jeffrey A. Tucker
Covid-19 lockdown was our first experience in a full denial of freedom. Businesses forced closed. Schools, padlocked. Church, same. Theaters, dead. We were told to stay home, risking fines if we leave and jail if we don’t pay. We couldn’t travel. Separated from loved ones. This job is essential, this one is not. This surgery is cancelled, this one is not. You want a visitor from abroad? Forget it. The neighboring state? Only with a two-week quarantine.
Our world was, in a seeming instant, conspicuously divided between the rule makers and the rule followers, and what those rules would be felt completely arbitrary but strictly enforced. All our civic clichés about freedom, democracy, bravery, and rights were made null and void.
We were forced to spend day after day under effective house arrest, spinning aimlessly in this small and unwelcome world of captivity, wondering about big things previously unconsidered: why has this happened to me, what has gone wrong, why am I here, when will it end, what are my goals, what is the purpose of my life?
It was a transformation for all of us. The darkness came upon us suddenly, even though in the first two weeks of March 2020, we all sensed that something dramatic was happening. The perils of the virus were enough to strike fear but we also knew that in these hyper-political times, a disease would not be regarded as a matter to be addressed between patient and doctor. It would be up to the decisions of the people who happened to be holding power at the time, along with their advisors.
There would be some political response, some test of state powers, though to what extent and what form, we knew not. We could not have imagined in those days that the whole population would come to be subjected to a sadistic social experiment in the name of virus mitigation. We could not have imagined that the whole of the freedoms and rights we had previously taken for granted – choice of leisure, dining, travel, profession, and education – would be taken from us in a matter of days, and only given back slowly over six months (or more).
During those times, we found ourselves controlled by a new social protocol while giving voice to a new and strange language. Forced human separation was given the oxymoronic label “social distancing.” Brutal business closures were called “Targeted Layered Containment” (TLC, which in the American lexicon once meant “tender loving care”). House arrest was rechristened as a “Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention.” We were all made part of an experimental game, encouraged to see ourselves as bit players on bell-shaped curves we needed to help flatten and viral spreads we needed to slow.
We suffered to reduce suffering. We sacrificed to minimize sacrifice. We were banned from gyms for our health, prevented from entering houses of worship for our own edification, stopped from working so that our overlords could do their work on a virus they couldn’t see, and prevented from travelling to stop population movements so that medical professionals could better test, track, and trace us.
What were we allowed to do? Find a new way, without much of what we used to do, such as see friends, hang out downtown, make choices, go here and there. Instead, just watch television. Gorge on old movies since all new releases were stopped. Do video calls. Make quick store runs provided you came right back home. The right to attend a funeral, go to the office, get your teeth cleaned, host a party, go to the beach, buy some shoes, hang a drink at your favorite watering hole, take a trip – it was all suddenly illegal. Our choices were throttled and our lives scripted in the name of public health.
The children, what happened to them? The managerial elite scrapped everything they knew about their lives. All that parents took for granted, all for which they already paid, came to an end. The students, what happened to them? They were locked out of their dorms and told to learn online.
The people with everything to gain from the lockdowns had nothing to lose; the people who had nothing to gain lost everything.
Even as I write, with hints of Autumn in the air, we can’t go to the movies, walk indoors without masks, hold larger parties, or attend events. And it’s not just governments and police we fear but even more so the sternly earnest enforcers among the citizenry, even more zealous than the Centers for Disease Control, itching to report all dissidents to the health police. And for what? Wearing a mask on the chin instead of the mouth, or just on the mouth rather than the nose too, or perhaps for engaging in criminal activity such as walking backwards on a one-way grocery aisle.
I’ve been writing about pandemics and liberty for 15 years. I knew from 2005 that there were plans in place for mass quarantines. I knew from 2006 that there were fanatics out there who imagined that they could use the power of the state to suppress a virus by suppressing our freedoms. The plans were on the shelf and I wrote to warn that it was conceptually possible. Even so, I really never imagined that such would be tried.
Why and how did it happen?
The why turns out to have little if anything to do with the known and settled science on matters of viruses and their mitigation. The prevailing policy ethos that hit us in early March 2020 was borrowed from the most primitive impulses last operational in the Middle Ages: a disease is a miasma from which we must run and hide. Another was from the ancient world: presume everyone is carrying a deadly pathogen. By everyone, I mean, truly. Even children who have near zero susceptibility. Another pre-modern virus practice of our time is basically borrowed from grade-school myths about “cooties” (called “lurgy” in the UK).
These base superstitions were packaged up and delivered unto us all by a highly irresponsible media apparatus hungry for clicks and mind share, and then given the cover of science by the new kids on the epidemiological block: the agent-based modelers. Somehow all law, philosophy, tradition, economics, and even all other medicine, bowed before their wild computer-based projections of mass death. But, they told us, there was a path toward preventing one in six of your friends from dying. You must be locked down and live under their stern rule with governors, prime ministers, mayors, and presidents as their handmaidens.
There were dissidents, top minds from the medical research profession, people with powerful curriculum vitae and prestige positions. Incredibly, their videos were often pulled by the tech giants for violating terms of service. We were dangerously close to achieving full censorship of dissidents. The more implausible the basis for the destruction of our lives the tighter the controls became on the information we could receive.
The politicians panicked. They feared being blamed for any and all deaths from this one virus while forgetting other ailments. The Covid-19 fear drove out every other consideration. It was madness but it was only supposed to last a couple of weeks until it turned out to last six months and longer.
Why didn’t we revolt? Part of the reason was that most of us were in shock. We had to believe that there was some good reason, some rationale, for these policies. But as the weeks and months rolled on, the terrible truth began to dawn on more people. This was all for naught. We destroyed the country, and much of the world, and everything people had worked hard for centuries to build, to try out something that had never been tried before. It didn’t work. The virus took its own path. And today we are left with this wreckage.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Sebastian Rushworth, M.D.,
At the beginning of August I wrote an article about my experiences working as an emergency physician in Stockholm, Sweden during the covid pandemic. For those who are unaware, Sweden never went in to full lockdown. Instead, the country imposed a partial lockdown that was almost entirely voluntary. People with office jobs were recommended to work from home, and people in general were recommended to avoid public transport unless necessary. Those who were over 70 years old, or who had serious underlying conditions, were recommended to limit social contacts.
The only forcible restriction imposed by the government from the start was a requirement that people not gather in groups of more than 50 at a time. After it became clear that covid was above all dangerous to people in nursing homes, an additional restriction was placed on nursing home visits. At no time has there been any requirement on people to wear face masks in public. Restaurants, cafés, hairdressers, and shops have stayed open throughout the pandemic. Pre-schools and schools for children up to the age of 16 have stayed open, while schools for children ages 16-19 switched to distance learning.
My personal experience is that people followed the voluntary restrictions pretty well at the beginning, but that they have become increasingly lax as time has gone on. As a personal example, my mother and my parents-in-law stayed locked up in their homes for the first six weeks or so of the pandemic. After that they couldn’t bear to be away from their grandchildren any longer.
In my earlier article in August, I mentioned that after an initial peak that lasted for a month or so, from March to April, visits to the Emergency Room due to covid had been declining continuously, and deaths in Sweden had dropped from over 100 a day at the peak in April, to around five per day in August.
At the point in August when I wrote that article, I hadn’t seen a single covid patient in over a month. I speculated that Sweden had developed herd immunity, since the huge and continuous drop was happening in spite of the fact that Sweden wasn’t really taking any serious measures to prevent spread of the infection.
So, how have things developed in the six weeks since that first article?
Well, as things stand now, I haven’t seen a single covid patient in the Emergency Room in over two and a half months. People have continued to become ever more relaxed in their behaviour, which is noticeable in increasing volumes in the Emergency Room. At the peak of the pandemic in April, I was seeing about half as many patients per shift as usual, probably because lots of people were afraid to go the ER for fear of catching covid. Now volumes are back to normal.
When I sit in the tube on the way to and from work, it is packed with people. Maybe one in a hundred people is choosing to wear a face mask in public. In Stockholm, life is largely back to normal. If you look at the front pages of the tabloids, on many days there isn’t a single mention of covid anywhere. As I write this (19th September 2020) the front pages of the two main tabloids have big spreads about arthritis and pensions. Apparently arthritis and pensions are currently more exciting than covid-19 in Sweden.
In spite of this relaxed attitude, the death rate has continued to drop. When I wrote the first article, I wrote that covid had killed under 6,000 people. How many people have died now, six weeks later? Actually, we’re still at under 6,000 deaths. On average, one to two people per day are dying of covid in Sweden at present, and that number continues to drop.
In the hospital where I work, there isn’t a single person currently being treated for covid. In fact, in the whole of Stockholm, a county with 2,4 million inhabitants, there are currently only 28 people being treated for covid in all the hospitals combined. At the peak, in April, that number was over 1,000. If 28 people are currently in hospital, out of 2,4 million who live in Stockholm, that means the odds of having a case of covid so severe that it requires in-hospital treatment are at the moment about one in 86,000.
Since March, the Emergency Room where I work has been divided in to a “covid” section and a “non-covid” section. Anyone with a fever, cough, or sore throat has ended up in the covid section, and we’ve been required to wear full personal protective equipment when interacting with patients in that section. Last Wednesday the hospital shut down the covid section. So few true cases of covid are coming through the Emergency Room that it no longer makes sense to have a separate section for covid.
What about the few formal restrictions that were imposed early in the pandemic? The restriction on visits to nursing homes is going to be lifted from October 1st. The older children, ages 16-19, who were engaging in distance learning during part of the spring, are now back in school, seeing each other and their teachers face to face. The Swedish public health authority has recommended that the government lift the restriction on gatherings from 50 people to 500 people.
When I wrote my first article, I engaged in speculation that the reason Sweden seemed to be developing herd immunity, in spite of the fact that only a minority had antibodies, was due to T-cells. Since I wrote that article, studies have appeared which support that argument. This is good, because T-cells tend to last longer than antibodies. In fact, studies of people who were infected with SARS-CoV-1 back in 2003 have found that they still have T-cells seventeen years after being infected. This suggests that immunity is long lasting, and probably explains why there have only been a handful of reported cases of re-infection with covid, even though the virus has spent the last nine months bouncing around the planet infecting many millions of people.
As to the handful of people who have been reported to have been re-infected. Almost all those cases have been completely asymptomatic. That is not a sign of waning immunity, as some claim. In fact it is the opposite. It shows that people develop a functioning immunity after the first infection, which allows them to fight off the second infection without ever developing any symptoms.
So, if Sweden already has herd immunity, what about other countries? How close are they to herd immunity? The places that have experienced a lot of covid infections, like England and Italy, have mortality curves that are very similar to Sweden’s, in spite of the fact that they went in to lockdown. My interpretation is that they went in to lockdown too late for it to have any noticeable impact on the spread of the disease. If that is the case, then they have likely also developed herd immunity by now. Which would make the ongoing lockdowns in those countries bizarre.
What about the vaccine? Will it arrive in time to make a difference? As I mentioned in my first article, lockdown only makes sense if you are willing to stay in lockdown until there is an effective vaccine. Otherwise you are merely postponing the inevitable. At the earliest, a vaccine will be widely available at some point in the middle of next year. How many governments are willing to keep their populations in lockdown until then? And what if the vaccine is only 30% effective? Or 50%? Will governments decide that is good enough for them to end lockdown? Or will they want to stay in lockdown until there is a vaccine that is at least 90% effective? How many years will that take?
So, to conclude: Covid is over in Sweden. We have herd immunity. Most likely, many other parts of the world do too, including England, Italy, and parts of the US, like New York.
And the countries that have successfully contained the spread of the disease, like Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, and Australia, are going to have to stay in lockdown for at least another year, and possibly several years, if they don’t want to develop herd immunity the natural way.
“NO MEDICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR EMERGENCY MEASURES” – OPEN LETTER FROM 100S OF DOCTORS, HEALTH PROS URGES END TO LOCKDOWNS
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Tyler Durden
AIER reports that the following letter has made an impact on public health authorities not only in Belgium but around the world. The text could pertain to any case in which states locked down their citizens rather than allow people freedom and permit medical professionals to bear the primary job of disease mitigation.
So far it has been signed by 435 medical doctors, 1,439 medically trained health professionals, and 9,901 citizens.
Open letter from medical doctors and health professionals to all belgian authorities and all belgian media.
We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in the decision-making process and in the compulsory implementation of corona-measures. We ask for an open debate, where all experts are represented without any form of censorship. After the initial panic surrounding covid-19, the objective facts now show a completely different picture – there is no medical justification for any emergency policy anymore.
The current crisis management has become totally disproportionate and causes more damage than it does any good.
We call for an end to all measures and ask for an immediate restoration of our normal democratic governance and legal structures and of all our civil liberties.
‘A cure must not be worse than the problem’ is a thesis that is more relevant than ever in the current situation. We note, however, that the collateral damage now being caused to the population will have a greater impact in the short and long term on all sections of the population than the number of people now being safeguarded from corona.
In our opinion, the current corona measures and the strict penalties for non-compliance with them are contrary to the values formulated by the Belgian Supreme Health Council, which, until recently, as the health authority, has always ensured quality medicine in our country: “Science – Expertise – Quality – Impartiality – Independence – Transparency”.
We believe that the policy has introduced mandatory measures that are not sufficiently scientifically based, unilaterally directed, and that there is not enough space in the media for an open debate in which different views and opinions are heard. In addition, each municipality and province now has the authorisation to add its own measures, whether well-founded or not.
The predicted pandemic with millions of deaths
At the beginning of the pandemic, the measures were understandable and widely supported, even if there were differences in implementation in the countries around us. The WHO originally predicted a pandemic that would claim 3.4% victims, in other words millions of deaths, and a highly contagious virus for which no treatment or vaccine was available. This would put unprecedented pressure on the intensive care units (ICUs) of our hospitals.
This led to a global alarm situation, never seen in the history of mankind: “flatten the curve” was represented by a lockdown that shut down the entire society and economy and quarantined healthy people. Social distancing became the new normal in anticipation of a rescue vaccine.
Gradually, the alarm bell was sounded from many sources: the objective facts showed a completely different reality.
The course of covid-19 followed the course of a normal wave of infection similar to a flu season. As every year, we see a mix of flu viruses following the curve: first the rhinoviruses, then the influenza A and B viruses, followed by the coronaviruses. There is nothing different from what we normally see.
The use of the non-specific PCR test, which produces many false positives, showed an exponential picture. This test was rushed through with an emergency procedure and was never seriously self-tested. The creator expressly warned that this test was intended for research and not for diagnostics.
The PCR test works with cycles of amplification of genetic material – a piece of genome is amplified each time. Any contamination (e.g. other viruses, debris from old virus genomes) can possibly result in false positives.
The test does not measure how many viruses are present in the sample. A real viral infection means a massive presence of viruses, the so-called virus load. If someone tests positive, this does not mean that that person is actually clinically infected, is ill or is going to become ill. Koch’s postulate was not fulfilled (“The pure agent found in a patient with complaints can provoke the same complaints in a healthy person”).
Since a positive PCR test does not automatically indicate active infection or infectivity, this does not justify the social measures taken, which are based solely on these tests.
If we compare the waves of infection in countries with strict lockdown policies to countries that did not impose lockdowns (Sweden, Iceland …), we see similar curves. So there is no link between the imposed lockdown and the course of the infection. Lockdown has not led to a lower mortality rate.
If we look at the date of application of the imposed lockdowns we see that the lockdowns were set after the peak was already over and the number of cases decreasing. The drop was therefore not the result of the taken measures.
As every year, it seems that climatic conditions (weather, temperature and humidity) and growing immunity are more likely to reduce the wave of infection.
Meanwhile, there is an affordable, safe and efficient therapy available for those who do show severe symptoms of disease in the form of HCQ (hydroxychloroquine), zinc and AZT (azithromycin). Rapidly applied this therapy leads to recovery and often prevents hospitalisation. Hardly anyone has to die now.
This effective therapy has been confirmed by the clinical experience of colleagues in the field with impressive results. This contrasts sharply with the theoretical criticism (insufficient substantiation by double-blind studies) which in some countries (e.g. the Netherlands) has even led to a ban on this therapy. A meta-analysis in The Lancet, which could not demonstrate an effect of HCQ, was withdrawn. The primary data sources used proved to be unreliable and 2 out of 3 authors were in conflict of interest. However, most of the guidelines based on this study remained unchanged …
We have serious questions about this state of affairs.
In the US, a group of doctors in the field, who see patients on a daily basis, united in “America’s Frontline Doctors” and gave a press conference which has been watched millions of times.
French Prof Didier Raoult of the Institut d’Infectiologie de Marseille (IHU) also presented this promising combination therapy as early as April. Dutch GP Rob Elens, who cured many patients in his practice with HCQ and zinc, called on colleagues in a petition for freedom of therapy.
The definitive evidence comes from the epidemiological follow-up in Switzerland: mortality rates compared with and without this therapy.
From the distressing media images of ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) where people were suffocating and given artificial respiration in agony, we now know that this was caused by an exaggerated immune response with intravascular coagulation in the pulmonary blood vessels. The administration of blood thinners and dexamethasone and the avoidance of artificial ventilation, which was found to cause additional damage to lung tissue, means that this dreaded complication, too, is virtually not fatal anymore.
It is therefore not a killer virus, but a well-treatable condition.
YOUNG MOTHER TASED, CUFFED AND ARRESTED FOR NOT WEARING FACE-MASK
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Jim Hoft
Young Mother TASED, CUFFED AND ARRESTED for Not Wearing Face-Mask at Mostly Empty Stadium to Watch HS Football Game
On Wednesday Alecia Kitts was arrested at her son’s high school football game for not wearing a mask.
Alecia Kitts was tased, cuffed and arrested by the police officer during the game.
She was sitting with who appear to be her young children when she was approached by the police officer.
After she put up a fight the officer tased her, cuffed her and had her arrested.
This was in Logan, Ohio.
Via The Ohio Star:
Alecia Kitts drove an hour and a half from Marietta to Logan, Ohio to watch her son’s football game.
In the first quarter she was approached by an officer from the Logan Police Department because she was not wearing a mask.
THE VIDEO BELOW SHOWS THE THREE-MINUTE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN KITTS AND THE OFFICER.
According to Tiffany Kennedy, the woman who shot the above video, Kitts had not been warned for not wearing a mask prior to the officer approaching her. Kennedy also said that Kitts has asthma and that’s why she was not wearing a mask.
“There is no reason to tase someone and arrest them for not wearing a mask,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy also pointed out the female officer who is shown running toward the Logan officer and Kitts at the end of the video was not wearing a mask – pulling one out of her pocket as she was in pursuit.
“Alecia’s mom said that when the officer tased her, the current went through the bleachers and zapped the kid sitting there too.”
Kitts appears to be socially distanced from others in the crowd and sitting with her family. “There were only 25 or 30 fans from our town on our side,” said Kennedy.
The Logan Police Department declined comment and sent an inquiry to Captain Ryan Gabriel. The Ohio Star left a message with Captain Gabriel and will report back after making contact.
Alecia Kitts was contacted but had not returned comment before press time.
Sources indicate that Kitts was charged with criminal trespass and released on her own recognizance.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Nicholas J. Kaster
We have entered the seventh month of coronavirus panic, with large parts of America still partly or wholly shut down. What began as a 15-day expedient designed to “flatten the curve,” has gradually become the norm in American life. The goalposts have continued to shift. First, the focus was on hospital overcrowding; then it moved to overall deaths; then it moved to number of positive cases; now it seems to be shifting to the availability of a vaccine. The real endgame appears to be the November election.
Pandemics have been with us since the beginning of recorded history. While this one has been serious — in terms of deaths per million, its about on par with the 1957-8 Asian flu pandemic — fortunately, it has been orders of magnitude less virulent than the 1918 Spanish flu.
Some day, however, the pandemic will be behind us. When we look back, how will our unprecedented response to this virus be remembered? Will it be remembered as an authoritarian and financial nightmare, something to learn from and to never again be repeated? Or will it be viewed as the model response and a template for the future?
Dr. Anthony Fauci has left little doubt which side he’s on. Writing recently in Cell Press, Fauci and colleague David M. Morena wrote:
“The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another reminder, added to the rapidly growing archive of historical reminders, that in a human-dominated world, in which our human activities represent aggressive, damaging, and unbalanced interactions with nature, we will increasingly provoke new disease emergences. We remain at risk for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 is among the most vivid wake-up calls in over a century. It should force us to begin to think in earnest and collectively about living in more thoughtful and creative harmony with nature, even as we plan for nature’s inevitable, and always unexpected, surprises.”
“Living in greater harmony with nature will require changes in human behavior as well as other radical changes that may take decades to achieve,” said Fauci. “[W]e will need to prioritize changes in those human behaviors that constitute risks for the emergence of infectious diseases.”
As journalist Jordan Schachtel noted, Fauci seems to believe that we are living in a “permanent pandemic era,” which is the fault of human progress, and one that requires immense action to combat. Simply put, Schachtel said, “they are now blatantly attempting to leverage the pandemic to permanently change the way we live.”
While Fauci is vague on the specifics, the changes would clearly be in the direction of what has been called “safetyism,” the ethos of extreme risk aversion that started on college campuses and has made its way into the wider society. In the age of COVID, it has been characterized by the eagerness to relinquish personal liberty to credentialed technocrats who are empowered to instruct us on minute aspects of our personal lives — all in service of creating a risk-free society.
Many have seen parallels in this creeping authoritarianism to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. And indeed, there are some: the obsessive mask conformity, the endless and often contradictory edicts by state governors and mayors, and the tiresome mantras celebrating obedience (e.g., “Alone together”).
But a closer analogy to our current predicament can be found in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Huxley’s novel, published in 1932, 17 years before Orwell’s, envisions a dystopia that is sated but soulless, where the people’s every earthly need is met, but at the cost of their liberty and humanity.
Huxley thought his vision more plausible than Orwell’s boot-in-the-face scenario. The world’s rulers, Huxley predicted, will discover that conditioning and medication “are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.”
As Mustapha Mond, the World Controller in Brave New World states, “There isn’t any need for a civilized man to bear anything that’s seriously unpleasant.” The Brave New World of safetyism reimagines all of society as a vast Safe Space, endeavoring to eliminate pain and suffering through the imposition of therapeutic totalitarianism. Meanwhile, the ruling class, in the words of writer Michael Anton, “has built a well-honed apparatus to inculcate docility in the people” including cheap, puerile mass entertainment, ubiquitous smartphones and social media, video games, porn, and drugs.
As Fauci’s paper suggests, the mindset is endlessly adaptable. Today it is the COVID pandemic, tomorrow it might be “climate change.” Indeed, attempts have been made to link the two.
The idea of a riskless utopia is pure fantasy, of course, but the power that will accrete to the ruling class is very real.
Benjamin Franklin once said that “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
A second and more catastrophic lockdown approaches. The first lockdown has not accomplished its goal of complete destruction of the economy and the citizens civil liberties.
I have accurately maintained that New Zealand and Australia has been the source covid policy beta testing designed to be rolled out in the United States. What lies on the horizon is particularly concerning with regard to the level of police brutality in the arena of facemask and public gathering policies.
If the New Zealand/Australia model holds true to recent history, the next wave of enforcement directed at the public will not be met with merely citations. America is becoming SLIGHTLY more resistant, the enforcement will be extremely brutal. The upcoming flu season will provide the moral high ground for such enforcement.
One might ask why the American people would succumb with such docility? The answer is simple, the American people have been brainwashed, in part by the psychological practice known as “confirmation bias.” And all that has to happen is for the population to watch the media and the citizens will adopt the marshmallow style of willpower of the proverbial Stepford Wives. All that had to happen for this induced passivity to occur was for the majority of the citizens to be exposed to the TV programming, radio programming and print material of the MSM!
Confirmation bias has turned America into a nation of Stepford Wives. Remember, 98% of the media is owned by 6 corporations. Who are they? And how do they takeover a nation without firing a shot?
TWO MASS GATHERINGS CONVERGE SATURDAY: WASHINGTON PRAYER MARCH AND GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER AND REPENTANCE
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/2020/09/two-mass-gatherings-converge-saturday.html – Art Moore
Two separate mass gatherings calling for prayer for the nation will take place Saturday on the National Mall in Washington.
The “Washington Prayer March 2020,” will be led by evangelist Franklin Graham, and “The Return — National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance,” by Jonathan Cahn, the Messianic rabbi known for his New York Times bestsellers, including “The Harbinger.”
Graham and Cahn both say God led them separately to call for the mass assemblies, CBN News reported.
“God is converging everything. That’s how important this day is,” Cahn told CBN.
“The Return” will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time between the Washington Monument and the Capitol building. At noon Eastern, the prayer march will begin at the Lincoln Memorial, stopping for focused prayer at sites on the National Mall.
In addition, as WND reported, Focus on the Family is holding a virtual pro-life event called “See Life 2020” at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday night that can be viewed here.
In an interview last week with WND, Cahn pointed to another crucial time in America, during the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln declared a solemn assembly “and it changed the course of history.”
“We are at a more dangerous point than ever. We have an election that can change the course of the nation at such a time when so many signs are pointing to danger of judgment,” he told WND.
“I believe that if we do not rise to this now, here, embodied by the return, we may pass the point of no return. That’s why I’m calling on any believer who has any kind of burden for America to join, whether they come to Washington or wherever they are.
“But we need to do this as never before.”
In a promotion for the march, Graham said the country “is in trouble” and the “only hope for America is God.”
“We’re coming to pray. And I’m just asking people to join me,” he said.
“Let’s fill this city with people who are willing to pray for this country, to pray for the president, to pray for all of our leaders, Democrat and Republican
ARE THE LEADERS OF NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, UK AND CANADA HANDING OVER THEIR COUNTRIES TO COMMUNIST CHINA?
https://thecommonsenseshow.com/conspiracy-economics-education/are-leaders-new-zealand-australia-uk-and-canada-handing-over-their-countries-communist-china – Submitted by Dave Hodges on Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 13:36.
Please take note of the following four nations: Australia, New Zealand, UK and Canada. They have a combined Facebook page called CANZUK. There is discussion that the 4 nations would like to become on political system, economic entitiy and combine their militaries for mutual defense. However, the proposal is only being embraced by small party opposition to the dominant political parties which are opposed to this practice. At this time, I think CANZUK is a distraction for coming CHICOM takeover of these 4 nations. Later, under China, this proposed region will be united. Why do I think this is true? The next several articles are going to make the case and very little interpretation will be required.
All four nations have strong and intimate ties to China. All four nations are engaged in brutalizing their enforcement of the almost impotent virus, Covid-19. All of these dots will be connected.
This is a story that I wished I could write in one story and it is becoming clear that that there are too many moving parts to do so.
As my audience is aware, I have been touting the brutal enforcement and unreasonable policies associated with COVID-19, from largely Australia and New Zealand as subsequent enforcement is presenting as very extreme and largely unrelated to virus transmmission. For example in yesterday’s article, The Common Sense Show Warned 4 Months Ago Australian & New Zealand Police State Tactics Were Beta Testsed For America and It’s Unfolding Now, the article demonstrated that the Australian Victorian police and Melbourne police are quite obviously being trained to inflict as much pain as possible on citizens who are deemed to not be in full compliance. In yesterday’s article, alone, the following was demonstrated:
A Victorian police care was purposely rammed into a citizen who was walking away from police orders to stop.
Five Victorian police kicked in the head of a man apparently suffering from a bipolar attack, was beaten within an inch of his life in what was the Australian version of George Floyd.
Pregnant woman being pulled out of cars and apartments for engaging in the crime of disagreeing with the government.
This is only the short list of these transgressions, however, these unreasonable enforcement and policy positions are so wholly unreasonable, that they defy description. And now they have spread to other English speaking nations.
In New Zealand, I have documented on several occasions, how the communist Prime Minister, who has distinctive eyes of evil, has created the New Zealand version of FEMA camps for COVID positive people along with anyone who is SUSPECTED of having COVID. The locations are unknown. All of these actions were taken even though New Zealand only had a small amount of cases.
Also, in New Zealand, I exposed the QR reader program where everyone who enters into a building must scan their identifty into a QR reading code. Anyone who comes into contact in the same 24 hours with a business in which a COVID-19 case has been confirmed, is subject to arrest and transport to NZ’s equivalent of secret FEMA camps. Youtube removed the video.
So we have New Zealand and Australia brutalizing their citizens in law enforcement strategies that have nothing to do with virus transmission. Four months ago, I did state that these countries were beta testing these enforcement strategies for Ameria and I have been correct in that prediction. For example, COVID positives, were transmitted to secret locations in Arkansas. And of course, we know that the Ohio Governor DeWine is being sued for setting up the same system that is present in New Zealand.
What about Canada and the UK? Well, it is funny that this question is being asked. It just so happens that both countries are carrying out arbitrary enforcement as well. Scotland, as part of the UK, has lost all common sense with their so-called covid enforcement.
Fierce arguments have broken out on Twitter after Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon laid out strict rules on household visits, in an effort to curb a rising coronavirus infection rate.
Under the new rules effective from Friday, Scots cannot visit each other’s homes unless they are from extended households. Other exceptions include couples not living together, those in need of childcare and tradespeople. A maximum of six people from two households are allowed to meet in private gardens and public outdoor spaces.
“So you can go to the pub full of randoms but you can’t visit friends and family in their home,” another angry commenter said.
This, too, makes no sense. There is no consistency in the policies and it is monumental stretch to think that this has anything to do with COVID.
Also, in the UK, Boris Johnson has gone full desopitic dictator in his approach to enforcement.
FROM THE TELEGRAPH:
Police forces to step up enforcement of Covid rules as Army are put on standby to help out
Boris Johnson was said to be frustrated that people were continuing to get away with breaching the rules
Fro a virus that is virtually impotent at this point and we are seeing these draconian meausres.
Like the other 3 countries, it is clear that Canada also has unreasonable enforcement when it comes to Covid. However, Canada has something else. In fact, as I am discovering in my research, all 4 nations have something else.They have all been deeply penetrated by the Communist Chinese.
Therefore, I had a decision to make about the real truth being uncovered and I had to subsequently ask a few questions:
(1) Are the unreasonable enforcement practices of these 4 nations being beta-tested for introduction into the United States?
(2) Are the unreasonable enforcement practices for locking down their countries prepatory for controlling the public outrage the citizens will exhibit when they realize that they have been betrayed by their leaders and their country, their liberties, their fortunes and possible their very lives are being handed off to the CHICOMS.
(3) Under the CHICOMS will CANZUK become a reality, but it will be part of a coalition to be used against the United States as a subset of the CHICOM government?
These three questions will be explored in more depth in upcoming articles here on the United States. There is a lot groundbreaking material to unpack in this series.
http://endoftheamericandream.com/ – September 23, 2020September 23, 2020 by Michael Snyder
Have you noticed that it seems like stories about asteroids that are approaching the Earth are constantly in the news this year? It wasn’t always this way. In the old days, maybe there would be a story about an asteroid every once in a while, and those stories were never a big deal. But now asteroids are zipping by our planet with frightening regularity, and several more very notable passes will happen over the next few weeks. For example, an asteroid that was just discovered on September 18th will come very, very close to the Earth on Thursday. According to NASA, it will actually come closer to our planet than many of our weather satellites… (READ MORE…)
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BUS-SIZE ASTEROID TO ZOOM BY EARTH, DUCKING BELOW SATELLITES
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (September 23, 2020) — An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday.
The newly discovered asteroid will come within 13,000 miles of Earth, well below many of the communications satellites orbiting the planet, scientists said this week. The closest approach will occur Thursday morning over the south-eastern Pacific Ocean.
Once it’s gone, the asteroid won’t be back to Earth’s neighbourhood until 2041.
Scientists estimate the asteroid is between 15 feet and 30 feet. By asteroid standards, that’s considered puny. Asteroids of this size hit Earth’s atmosphere and burn up once every year or two, said Paul Chodas, director of the Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There could be as many as 100 million of these little asteroids out there.
The real threat are considerably bigger asteroids. The good news is that these are easier to spot much sooner than just a few days out.
Asteroid 2020 SW, as it is known, was discovered last Friday by the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
AMERICA’S DIMINISHING ROLE
By Terry James – https://www.raptureready.com/2020/09/23/americas-diminishing-role-by-terry-james/ – Published on: September 23, 2020 by RRadmin7 Category:General Articles, Terry James
One of the prime points of Bible prophecy, at least from the pre-Trib view, is that America isn’t mentioned in it by name or even in cursory reference. (That’s unless, of course, one sees the reference to the “young lions” in Ezekiel 38:13 as meaning the United States as offspring of “the Merchants of Tarshish,” referring to England.)
This is made even more intriguing when we consider all that we believe is going on in setting the stage for the soon fulfilment of prophecy.
We believe most, if not all, of Paul’s “perilous times” (2 Timothy 3) forewarning is now taking place everywhere we look in our nation—i.e., people are “lovers of themselves,” “without natural affection (abortion and homosexuality)”; they are “fierce” (think “BLM” and “Antifa”), and they’re “traitors” (in reference to the Deep State and others subverting the Constitution), etc.
All these things are, as I like to term them, “America-centric,” in their composition. America seems to be at the centre of all the earlier-mentioned stage-setting.
Then we have this president stunning the world, really, with a peace arrangement that no one but perhaps he and a few others saw coming. It’s a stage-setting reality that is indeed profound.
To convince so many within the Arab world to come along with the plan Mr. Trump, Kushner, and the others of the administration have put together is just nothing short of phenomenal. It’s phenomenal when we think about the absolute volatility of the Israel haters within the Arab world, which is so heavily influenced by the chief terrorist regime, Iran (ancient Persia).
So America is at the centre of most all primary activity as far as the current ebb and flow of issues and events. That makes it more than a curiosity, really, why God chose not to make this apex nation of history (so far as worldly achievement is concerned) the main focus of prophetic national disposition. Yet America is overtly omitted by name in biblical prophecy.
Why did I title this commentary: “America’s Diminishing Role”?
Again we come to what I see as the strangest presidency in our history. Certainly this is true, it’s reasonable to conclude, because we’re so near the end of this age (Age of Grace/Church Age). The prophetic Word tells us it will be so as the time of Christ’s return nears. Looking around, we’re not disappointed. Things are getting stranger and stranger.
One of the ironies, if that’s what we may call the strangeness, is that this president exerts the most powerful influence on the issue of Middle East peace as any leader ever. At the same time, he’s determined to pull out of that region to an extent that no other leader has attempted since much earlier days when isolationism ruled within American diplomatic spheres of influence. For example, he has announced troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and other areas, much to the chagrin of those in the defense department who are supposed to serve at his pleasure.
Trump doing so, as a matter of fact, constitutes one of the reasons the so-called Deep State opposes his every move. They like to determine such things and have always been able to do so with the cooperation or the acquiescence of those occupying the White House. It’s all part of the power wielded by the military-industrial complex President Dwight Eisenhower forewarned about.
America’s influence in the world, then, despite it being front and centre in most every prophetic signal of the approaching Tribulation, is diminishing. The very president put in place by God to serve at this crucial time is an “America-First” chief executive, yet he also is withdrawing the nation from the most focal area of Bible prophecy—even while formulating a peace initiative that might lead to the very covenant Daniel prophesied.
The following news excerpt highlights this dichotomy within Mr. Trump’s presidential action.
Turkey and Iran are engaging in new operations in Africa… It is important to understand that this is in the context of the US generally reducing its global role and comes around 60 years after European colonialism was rolled back…
An article at The National in the UAE in May revealed that Iran has begun to play a role with military proxy groups in the Central African Republic (CAR). The article revealed that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Quds Force has played a role in cultivating “terrorist cells.” It has operated, funded, trained and directed proxy groups. Its role and influence in Africa is still far from mapped and known but the article implies it has recruited figures in the CAR and elsewhere. Iran has also been active in Nigeria and also in South Africa and Hezbollah has been active in West Africa…
An article at Al-Ain also asserts that Turkey and Qatar are now working to exert influence in Africa. The article asserts that Qatar has been trying to do influence peddling in Tunisia and that Qatar’s Défense Minister Khalid al-Attiyah has been coordinating with Turkey’s defence minister in discussions about Libya and Tunisia. They want to establish a “joint military training centre” in Libya. (Seth J. Frantzman, “Turkey and Iran Are Engaging in New Operations in Africa,” Rapture Ready News, September 18, 2020)
With the key Ezekiel 38–39 players blatantly moving to fill the vacuum developing in the region because of America’s withdrawal—Iran (ancient Persia) and Turkey (much of what comprised ancient Togarmah)—it becomes quite clear that America, although prophetically scheduled to diminish, is nonetheless most prominent in this pre-Rapture era. It will, it’s therefore logical to conclude, take a dramatic set of circumstances to remove the nation so influential in the world power arrangement.
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
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).
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