2020..Everything Is About To Change…Unprecedented End Times Events
•Jun 16, 2020
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Jun 17, 2020
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•Jun 17, 2020
Gazans fire rocket toward Israel; Berlin reaffirms support for Jerusalem – TV7 Israel News 16.06.20
•Jun 17, 2020
Today’s top stories 16.06.20; 1) Following forty days of relative quiet, Palestinian Islamists have once again indiscriminately launched a rocket from the Gaza Strip toward Israel’s southern communities. 2) Senior U.S. Administration officials urge Jerusalem’s political leadership to take a cautious approach vis-à-vis asserting sovereignty over parts of the West Bank. 3) German Chancellor Angela Merkel declares Berlin’s unwavering support for the security of the State of Israel.
Watchman Report: The Rapture Comes First
•Jun 17, 2020
Watchman Report: The Rapture Comes First, 2 Thessalonians 2:3 In a teaching out of 2 Thessalonians 2:3, titled, “The Rapture Comes First” Pastor J.D. provides three reasons why what many refer to as “the falling away,” is actually the rapture of the church. Connect with Pastor J.D. Farag on Social Media to stay updated on his latest Bible Prophecy teachings and End Times-related news.
Prophecy Update and Q&A (6/16/20)
•Jun 17, 2020
Watchman Report: Prophecy Update and Q&A (6/16/20) with Barry Stagner and Don Stewart Tune in for a Live prophecy update and Q&A with Don Stewart and I. In these confusing and perilous times it is good to have facts and evidence about what the Bible teaches and why we believe it to be the inspired and infallible word of God. Check it out and be blessed, and be sure to support the wonderful ministry God has given him!
LATEST NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES (WEDNESDAY 17th JUNE 2020)
(THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE)
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him
WE PREACH THE BLESSED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR
Rev. 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Prov. 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Is. 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God
Jer. 25:31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
2 THINGS JESUS COMMANDED US TO DO TO FOLLOW HIM
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/06/2-things-jesus-commanded-us-to-do-to-follow-him/ – Jun 15, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”– Matthew 16:24-25
Most people read this passage and skip right over two crucial commands that Jesus made in reference to following him. In today’s Christianity, we have emphasised the notion of just putting your faith and trust in Jesus and follow him. But what does that really mean and why is it important to understand how crucial it is to get this right? I believe there is a reason why Jesus highlighted two main points in conjunction with following him. Let’s examine this further.
1 – WE MUST FIRST DENY OURSELVES
It’s interesting that the first thing the Lord commanded the disciples to do if they intended on following him was self-denial. I believe this teaching has for the most part fallen by the wayside in the modern church today.
Most churches today ask you to simply raise your hand, repeat a prayer and welcome you to the family of God, without ever emphasising the importance of submitting ourselves to God through a process called “sanctification”, which means to set ourselves apart for the work of God.
The point is this. When we came to God we were practising sin and living our lives to appease our flesh and not God. However, if we desire to follow after the Lord, we must understand that is will require us to no longer serve our former lusts but we are now servants of Christ, meaning we are going to have to lay down things in our lives through self-denial.
2 – WE MUST BE WILLING TO TAKE UP OUR CROSS DAILY
What exactly does this mean? To make this very simple, it means to die to ourselves daily. The cross represents crucifixion or dying to ourselves. I am perfect aware that in some places in the world there is Christians that are literally being tortured and even crucified, The Apostle Paul stated:
“I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.”
I have always told people that I died on June 2nd, 2000 because this was the day I chose to lay down my life to the Lord and take up my cross and follow after him. No, I didn’t physically die that day, but my personal crucifixion began on that day because I chose to put many things in my life at the foot of the cross. And this was not a one-time event, It has been a daily walk with God and requires a life of continual crucifixion.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” Galatians 2:20
I want to point out that the Gospel writer Luke highlighted the point of “taking up our cross daily” unlike the passage of Matthew that I shared above.”Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” – Luke 9:23
Lastly, when we look at these two commands we can see why Jesus said: “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” I promise you that if we try to ride the fence in our walk with the Lord, we will be the most miserable Christians anyone can encounter. We will have a form of Godliness, but possess no power or influence.
We will express him in bumper stickers, t-shirts, and even Christian lingo but true power and anointing only comes through self-denial and dying to our selves daily and this is why I believe we are seeing so many in the church falling away today.
We have churches filled with people that have raised their hands and confessed something they heard but are living the same lives they did when they came to Christ. Just look at the rich young ruler in the Bible. He was doing everything right but wasn’t willing to lay down the one thing that would keep him from the Kingdom.
“Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
He said to Him, “Which ones?” Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ ‘HonoUr your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” – Matthew 19:16-22
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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
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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
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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 (WEDNESDAY 17th JUNE 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.
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 SECTION:
An Indian Army officer and two soldiers were killed during a violent confrontation with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, in the first such incident in the last 45 years reflecting massive escalation in the five-week border row.
The Army said India lost an officer and two soldiers during the violent face-off, while there were casualties on the Chinese side as well.
The extent of casualties on the Chinese side is not immediately clear.
According to a senior military officer, it is the first incident involving the casualty of an Indian soldier in a violent clash with the Chinese Army after 1975 when four Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush at Tulung La in Arunachal Pradesh along the de-facto border between the two countries.
Official sources said there was no firing between the two sides.
During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place on Monday night with casualties. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers,” the Army said in a brief statement.
It is learnt that the Army officer killed in the clash was the commanding officer of a battalion at Galwan. It is believed that the three Army men died due to injuries sustained following stone-pelting by the Chinese side.
However, there is no official word on it.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the current operational situation in eastern Ladakh along with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was also present in the meeting.
Sources said Army Chief Gen MM Naravane’s visit to a base outside Delhi has been cancelled.
Large number of Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Galwan Valley and certain other areas of eastern Ladakh for last five weeks.
The incident comes days after the Indian Army Chief said both sides have begun disengaging from Galwan Valley.
China’s state-run newspaper Global Times claimed in a report that clashes were triggered by Indian troops as they crossed over to the Chinese side and carried out attacks on Chinese soldiers.
Indian and Chinese armies are engaged in the standoff in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh. A sizeable number of Chinese Army personnel even transgressed into the Indian side of the de-facto border in several areas including Pangong Tso.
The Indian Army has been fiercely objecting to the transgressions, and demanded their immediate withdrawal for restoration of peace and tranquillity in the area. Both sides held a series of talks in the last few days to resolve the row.
In their first serious efforts to end the row, Lt General Harinder Singh, the general officer commanding of the Leh-based 14 Corps, and Commander of the Tibet Military District Maj Gen Liu Lin held a nearly seven-hour meeting on June 6.The meeting was followed by two rounds of Major General-level talks.
The trigger for the face-off was China’s stiff opposition to India laying a key road in the Finger area around the Pangong Tso Lake besides construction of another road connecting the Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie road in Galwan Valley.
The road in the Finger area in Pangong Tso is considered crucial for India to carry out patrol. India has already decided not to stall any border infrastructure projects in eastern Ladakh in view of Chinese protests.
The situation in the area deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent face-off on May 5 and 6. The incident in Pangong Tso was followed by a similar incident in north Sikkim on May 9
ROCKET FIRE INTO ISRAEL: HAMAS URGES ‘RESISTANCE’ TO ANNEXATION
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Judah Ari Gross
Terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Monday night, striking an empty field, causing no injuries or damage, the military said.
The launch triggered sirens in the fields near the border fence where the rocket hit in the Eshkol region of southern Israel, but not in any populated areas, the Israel Defense Forces said.
The IDF retaliated to the rocket attack with strikes on Hamas sites in southern Gaza, with both tanks and aircraft.
According to the military, an IDF aircraft bombed “underground infrastructure” belonging to the terror group near the city of Khan Younis, causing large explosions.
In addition, the IDF said its tanks bombed a number of Hamas observation posts near the border, east of Rafah.
The exchange came amid rising tensions between Israel and terror groups in the Strip, including threats of military action by the latter, apparently over delays in the transfer of Qatari aid money to Gaza, as well as the Israeli government’s plans to annex portions of the West Bank.
In recent days, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the two most powerful terror groups in Gaza, have threatened to step up clashes along the border, following months of relative calm in the area.
Earlier on Monday, senior Hamas official Salah al-Bardawil called for “the annexation project to be confronted with resistance in all forms.”
Hamas deputy political chief Saleh al-Arouri told the Hamas-linked al-Resalah TV channel that “mass actions” were being planned “in all regions,” in protest against Israel’s planned annexation.
“We cannot exclude the possibility that — in the wake of Israeli aggression — matters may reach a point of escalation in the confrontation, which might lead to military escalation,” al-Arouri said.
Hamas is willing to work with any group to coordinate anti-annexation efforts, al-Arouri said, including the Palestinian Authority.
SIX WEEK COUNTDOWN TO ECONOMIC CRASH?
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Michael Snyder
Many of the emergency economic measures that were put into place to support the American people financially throughout this pandemic are about to disappear, and that means that big trouble is on the horizon. Right now, we are in the midst of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Economic activity has fallen dramatically, more than 100,000 businesses have permanently closed, and more than 44 million Americans have lost a job so far in 2020. But up to this point most Americans are not feeling too much economic pain thanks to unprecedented intervention by the federal government. Unfortunately, that short-term boost of artificial relief is about to wear off, and that is going to cause some major problems as we approach the end of this calendar year.
Earlier today, two sentences from a Buzz-feed article about the extreme economic despair that is ahead of us really got my attention…
The US economy right now is like a jumbo jet that’s in a steady glide after both its engines flamed out. In about six weeks, it will likely crash into the side of a mountain.
I think that is a perfect description of what we are facing, except that I would replace “U.S. economy” with “U.S. consumers”.
The truth is that the economy has already crashed, but consumers have been shielded from the effects of that crash by trillions of dollars in emergency government spending and other unprecedented measures…
What’s kept us in the air so far is an extraordinary government relief effort. In most states, evictions have been temporarily banned, preventing a mass homelessness crisis. Most federal student loan payments have been put on hold, removing one of the largest recurring monthly expenses that millions of people face. Banks were ordered to give their customers a six-month break on mortgage payments if requested.
Most importantly, and counterintuitively, household income sharply increased in April as hundreds of billions of dollars in lost wages were replaced by trillions in government spending. The government sent out more than 159 million stimulus payments of up to $1,200 per adult (more if you have kids), and more than 20 million unemployed people became eligible for an extra $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits. The result, according to Bloomberg, was the largest monthly increase in household income ever recorded.
What we have witnessed has been a sudden transfer of wealth that is unlike anything we have ever seen in all of U.S. history, and this has allowed most Americans to get through the past few months without too much of a problem. In fact, many unemployed workers have been bringing home more money than they did when they were actually working.
But on July 31st (about 6 weeks from now) that is all going to change.
The $600 unemployment bonuses are scheduled to end on that date, and President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have made it clear that they have no intention of extending them.
In addition, it looks like there will be no more direct checks from the government for ordinary Americans even if another “stimulus bill” is passed.
So tens of millions of Americans will soon be facing a future in which they are bringing in very little income.
In addition, the various bans on evictions around the country will soon be coming to an end, as will the grace periods for mortgage payments.
Without enough income coming in, a lot of Americans will soon be losing their homes, and this will likely really start ramping up as we head into the holiday season.
On top of everything else, the grace period on federal student loans will come to an end at the beginning of October.
Basically, all of the economic pain that had been deferred will come rushing back with a vengeance over the next several months.
Of course Congress could delay things a bit more by borrowing and spending trillions of more dollars that we simply do not have, but all of the reckless spending that they have done already has put us in very perilous territory…
Trillions are now whooshing by at a breath-taking pace. The US gross national debt – the total of all Treasury securities outstanding – jumped by $1 trillion over the past five weeks, from May 4 through June 8, and by $2.5 trillion for the 11 weeks since March 23.
The total US national debt outstanding has reached $26 trillion, according to the Treasury Department.
It took from the founding of the United States until 1981 for the U.S. national debt to reach one trillion dollars, and now we have added that same amount to the debt in just five weeks.
No matter how much money Congress showers on the American people, they aren’t going to be able to eliminate the overwhelming fear that COVID-19 has created.
For the foreseeable future, a large portion of the population is simply not going to resume their normal economic patterns because they are scared of the virus.
And in many of our large cities, rioting, looting and violence has depressed economic activity even further.
A major economic downturn is here, and it looks like it is going to be very, very deep.
Congress was able to minimise the discomfort for a while, but those emergency measures were only intended to help for a short period of time, and in about six weeks the entire country is going to start feeling a tremendous amount of pain.
THE SILENCE OF THE SHEPHERDS
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Lee Cary
Collectively, they put up little-to-no resistance to the State-ordered closure of their sanctuaries.
Technically, their congregations or denominations own the space, not them. They are merely the shepherds of those who sit in pews, entrusted with leadership over the lambs, in religious matters.
The urban dictionary defines “folded like a cheap suit” to mean: “To give in on something you felt so strongly about only a moment ago”.
Most clergy folded like cheap suits when their state government gave them the order to shut down worship.
Now, as many re-open, it will be time to do a damage assessment.
What was the impact of closure on church finances?
How many of those who could not come, will now come back?
While the bricks and mortar churches were closed, how many parishioners found meaning in voyeuristic participation in remote worship on live TV, or in YouTube streaming? Or via radio broadcasts, that flood the airwaves on Sunday mornings?
Meanwhile, some advantages will have come to those who adjusted to remote worship.
No travel time to church. No worries about social distancing. No passing the collection plate. No dress codes. Attendance permitted in P.J.’s, even underwear. Breakfast during the sermon on a TV tray, or a coffee table while watching a Joel Osteen wannabee. Or, in larger churches, the regular preacher addressing a near empty room, may be perceived as only pretending to be speaking to a live audience.
More than a few who once sat in the pews will have, during their months away, grown accustomed to distance worship as equivalent in value to live participation in a large room with friends, in spaces where, in small rural congregations, now deceased parents, aunts and uncles once sat.
Distance worship through a screen, with preachers in the company of working stage hands, deletes congregational singing. But, then, in several of the old dying denominations, many have already found the liturgy redundant, and the hymns un-singable.
Those legacy congregations that now offer “contemporary” worship as an option to the “traditional” format are logistically out-classed by large non-denominational churches that pioneered the contemporary motif decades long ago. They often hire stage talent. Because it’s partly show-business.
By and large, America’s clergypersons didn’t challenge the government logic of keeping Wallmart, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Home Depot, Target, Kroger Grocery Stores, et.al. open and well-stocked with shoppers who move around the aisles often within a foot of each other, while church sanctuaries, like that pictured above, were closed, to all but the church mouse.
There was scant resistance from the shepherds when their flocks were divided and sequestered at home—except for essential trips. Church not being essential.
How hard would it have been to social distance in a sanctuary capable of seating, say, 400-600 with parishioners sitting six feet apart? And masked. Only a minority sing anyway, and often not all that well. But it’s the effort that counts.
All those seats usually filled on Easter Sunday, could have been spread out over multiple assigned shifts of attendance. As many as necessary. Those with last names beginning with A-H come at X time. Those I-O at Y time. Etc. It wasn’t impossible. But it wasn’t at all, because the shepherds complied when the Government ordered.
The shepherds surrendered their flocks. Because they were told to by the State
Except at the Temple Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi. There worshippers had been attending church while seated in their vehicles in the church parking lot, listening to their preacher’s sermons on radios. But then Mayor Erick Simmons issued an executive order—it’s what executives do to feel important—in mid-April, that closed Temple Baptist for both in-person and drive-in church services. Those who defied the order were fined $500.
The 2020 shutdown of worship in America’s churches should end, once and for all, the notion of separation of Church & State—however you define it.
The shepherds surrendered their flocks. Because they were told to by the State.
It was a milestone event in American history. Though it’s hardly been noticed.
We should all be preparing now for the planned “second wave” of COVID-19. The mainstream media is already doing its due diligence by panicking the general public. Because the riots and looting took too much attention off the coronavirus hoax, the powers that shouldn’t be are going to make sure they get you living in fear again, and vaccinated.
Governments are doing exactly what the elitists are telling them to do and your interests don’t matter to them one small bit. They could very well commit both economic terrorism and bioterrorism against all of us in order to usher in the New World Order.
Some say the vaccine won’t be mandatory because Donald Trump said so. But for all intents and purposes, regardless of what Trump says, it will be. If you refuse the vaccine, you won’t be allowed to go to school, work, or travel on an airplane, and those will be the decisions of companies doing the bidding of the elitists. If you take the vaccine, you’ll be traced, tracked, and surveilled for the rest of your life while having DNA-altering nanobots manipulating your body without you knowing it, into a compliant little slave. Which option do you want? Neither seem like good options, to be honest.
If you don’t think the governments are planning for the invention of the second wave, think again. A quick perusal of the headlines today should prove otherwise. Iowa has already purchased 500 ventilators, that some medical experts (whistleblowers) say are killing people, as opposed to saving them, in “preparation” of another outbreak.
The best thing we can do is to remove our compliance, stop “acquiescing” as David Icke says, and stop living in fear. Remove your consent to be ruled and governed (which means controlled) and start owning yourself. Take back your power that most so willingly give to the government. I know I used to too, thinking they were there to help.
But, you are not a slave and putting a piece of paper in a box every four years doesn’t make you free. The indoctrination is hard to break, but once you do, and those blinders are removed, a great sense of freedom that is unexplainable will be felt. The mainstream media, celebrities, and schools have brainwashed people at the commands of governments. It’s time to stop feeding their narrative, wake up, and live freely and sovereign as we were all born.
U.S. DEMOCRATS PUSH LETTER TO WARN ISRAEL ABOUT ANNEXATION
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Ron Kampeas
House Democrats have put together a letter that they hope will unite their entire caucus in warning Israel against annexation of part of the West Bank.
The letter, now circulating among the party’s House caucus and obtained exclusively by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, warns Israel about the dangers annexation would pose to Israelis and to the region. But it does not hint at any danger to the US-Israel relationship and restates the signers’ commitment to the relationship.
The House formulation comes just weeks after a letter with much tougher language failed to garner a majority of the Democratic caucus in the Senate. It seeks to reconcile two competing interests for Democrats: sounding off about a looming annexation that the party believes would be disastrous for the Middle East, and not alienating the centrist pro-Israel movement, still seen as a critical component of support for Democrats in an election year.
“Unilateral annexation would likely jeopardize Israel’s significant progress on normalization with Arab states at a time when closer cooperation can contribute to countering shared threats,” reads the letter, sent Monday afternoon to every Democratic member in the US House of Representatives.
“Unilateral annexation risks insecurity in Jordan, with serious ancillary risks to Israel,” it says. “Finally, unilateral annexation could create serious problems for Israel with its European friends and other partners around the world. We do not see how any of these acute risks serve the long-term interest of a strong, secure Israel.”
The letter concludes: “As committed partners in supporting and protecting the special US-Israel relationship, we express our deep concern with the stated intention to move ahead with any unilateral annexation of West Bank territory, and we urge your government to reconsider plans to do so.”
MANIPULATION AND COMPLIANCE
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Mac Slavo
You are being controlled. You are being manipulated. You are being brainwashed. If you are still stuck believing that your vote counts and choosing sides is “moral” in a system set up against you from day one, the propaganda has worked.
In this video, we look at the ideas of Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud, and a pioneering mind behind the field of public relations and modern propaganda – particularly his ideas on how group psychology, and the illusion of choice, can be used to manipulate the masses.
This is all about dividing and conquering. While we argue about which political puppet is less evil than the other, they wreak havoc on us and destroy everything in their path for power, fame, and wealth.
If you want to make the best change, reject the system, the entire system, and refuse to vote. The task of any control system, therefore, is to maintain the facade of political choice and central to this is “the people’s right to vote,” writes Ben O’Hanlon for Medium.
The easiest way to divide people is through political theater. This is going to be a tough red pill for people to swallow…
It literally doesn’t matter who you vote for. If your vote actually mattered, it would have already been made illegal.
“Let us control the money of a nation, and we care not who makes its laws.” – A “maxim” of the House of Rothschilds.
This isn’t an astonishing or groundbreaking statement. On some visceral level, we all understand this. So why then, is it so easy to divide people into political groups so a small handful of other people can rule over them? Basically, propaganda – the illusion of choice keeps people stuck believing they are free to decide when it really doesn’t matter much anyway. You don’t get to vote for the people behind the scenes that make all the decisions anyway, only the puppet whose face will be attached to those decisions.
Voting provides a corrupt system with legitimacy, regardless of who you vote for. It implies that you consent to the outcome because you participated even if you wanted the other guy to win. The use of dividing people into political parties is not new, but the desire to break free from them and the ruling class. in general, is.
There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country.
Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by political theater and public spectacle that they are oblivious to all else, you’d better beware. –John W. Whitehead
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Mike Whitney
“Revolutions are often seen as spontaneous. It looks like people just went into the street. But it’s the result of months or years of preparation. It is very boring until you reach a certain point, where you can organize mass demonstrations or strikes. If it is carefully planned, by the time they start, everything is over in a matter of weeks.” Foreign Policy Journal
Does anyone believe the nationwide riots and looting are a spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd?
It’s all too coordinated, too widespread, and too much in-sync with the media narrative that applauds the “mainly peaceful protests” while ignoring the vast destruction to cities across the country. What’s that all about? Do the instigators of these demonstrations want to see our cities reduced to urban wastelands where street gangs and Antifa thugs impose their own harsh justice? That’s where this is headed, isn’t it?
Of course there are millions of protesters who honestly believe they’re fighting racial injustice and police brutality. And more power to them. But that certainly doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden agendas driving these outbursts. Quite the contrary. It seems to me that the protest movement is actually the perfect vehicle for affecting dramatic social changes that only serve the interests of elites. For example, who benefits from defunding the police? Not African Americans, that’s for sure. Black neighborhoods need more security not less. And yet, the New York Times lead editorial on Saturday proudly announces, “Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police–Because reform won’t happen.”
Why has the media failed to show the vast destruction of businesses and private property? Why have they minimized the effects of vandalism, looting and arson? Why have they fanned the flames of social unrest from the very beginning, shrugging off the ruin and devastation while cheerleading the demonstrations as a heroic struggle for racial justice? Is this is the same media that supported every bloody war, every foreign intervention, and every color-revolution for the last 5 decades? Are we really expected to believe that they’ve changed their stripes and become an energized proponent of social justice?
Nonsense. The media’s role in concealing the damage should only convince skeptics that the protests are just one part of a much larger operation. What we’re seeing play out in over 400 cities across the US, has more to do with toppling Trump and sowing racial division than it does with the killing of George Floyd.
The scale and coordination alone suggests that elements in the deep state are probably involved. We know from evidence uncovered during the Russiagate probe, that the media works hand-in-glove with the Intel agencies and FBI while–at the same time– serving as a mouthpiece for elites.
That hasn’t changed, in fact, it’s gotten even worse. The uniformity of the coverage suggests that that same perception management strategy is being employed here as well. Even at this late date, the determination to remove Trump from office is as strong as ever even though, in the present case, it has been combined with the broader political strategy of inciting fratricidal violence, obliterating urban areas, and spreading anarchy across the country. This isn’t about racial justice or police brutality, it’s about regime change, internal destabilization, and martial law. Take a look at this article at The Herland Report:
The protests are merely a fig leaf for a “color revolution” that bears a striking resemblance to the more than 50 CIA-backed coups launched on foreign governments in the last 70 years. Have the chickens have come home to roost? It certainly looks like it. Here’s more from the same article:
“Use a grievance that the local population has against the system, identify and support those who oppose the current government, infiltrate and strengthen opposition movements, fund them with millions of dollars, organize protests that seem legitimate and have paid political instigators dress up in regular clothes to blend in.”
So, yes, the grievances are real, but that doesn’t mean that someone else is not steering the action. And just as the media is shaping the narrative for its own purposes, so too, there are agents within the movement that are inciting the violence. All of this suggests the existence of some form of command-control that provides logistical support and assists in communications. Check out this excerpt from a post at Colonel Pat Lang’s website Sic Semper Tyrannis:
“The logistical capabilities of antifa+ are also impressive. They can move people around the country with ease, position pallet loads of new brick, 55 gallon new trash cans of frozen water bottles and other debris suitable for throwing on gridded patterns around cities in a well thought out distribution pattern. Who pays for this? Who plans this? Who coordinates these plans and gives “execute orders?”
Antifa+ can create massive propaganda campaigns that fit their agenda. These campaigns are fully supported by the MSM and by many in the Congressional Democratic Party. The present meme of “Defund the Police” is an example. This appeared miraculously, and simultaneously across the country. I am impressed. Yesterday the frat boy type who is mayor of Minneapolis was booed out of a mass meeting of radicals in that fair city because he refused to endorse abolishing the police force. Gutting the civil police forces has long been a major goal of the far left, but now, they have the ability to create mass hysteria over it when they have an excuse.” (“My take on the present situation”, Sic Semper Tyrannis)
Colonel Lang is not the only one to marvel at Antifa’s “logistical capabilities”. The United States has never experienced two weeks of sustained protests in hundreds of its cities at the same time. It’s beyond suspicious, it points to extensive coordination with groups across the country, a comprehensive media strategy (that probably preceded the killing of George Floyd), a sizable presence on social media (to put people on the street), and agents provocateur whose task is to incite violence, loot and create mayhem.
This a destabilization campaign similar to the CIA’s color revolutions designed to topple the regime (Trump), install a puppet government (Biden), impose “shock therapy” on the economy pushing tens of millions of Americans into homelessness and destitution, and leave behind a broken, smoldering shell of a country easily controlled by Federal shock troops and wealthy globalist mandarins. Here’s a short excerpt from an article by Kurt Nimmo at his excellent blog “Another Day in the Empire”:
The protest movement is the mask that conceals the maneuvering of elites. The real target of this operation is the Constitutional Republic itself. Having succeeded in using the Lock-down to push the economy into severe recession, the globalists are now inciting a fratricidal war that will weaken the opposition and prepare the country for a new authoritarian order.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Michael Krieger
The title of today’s post is not meant to be taken literally. I trust plenty of people. I trust friends who’ve demonstrated their trustworthiness over the years. I trust my family. Having people in my life I love and trust makes everything far more meaningful and pleasant. I hope people reading this likewise have a circle of trust they’ve built over the years.
On the other hand, you should never trust anyone or anything that hasn’t given you good reason to do so, and if someone or something gives you good reason not to trust them, you should never forget that. The more power a person or institution has in society, the less trustworthy they tend to be. I don’t say this because it’s fun to be cynical, I say this because my life experience has demonstrated its accuracy.
In the 21st century alone, I’ve been given good reason to distrust all sorts of things around me, including the U.S. government (all governments really), intelligence agencies, politicians, mass media, Wall Street and Silicon Valley, to name a few. These power centers make up “society” as we know it in 2020, which is really just massive concentrations of lawless financial and political power obfuscating rampant criminality behind the cover various ostensibly venerable institutions. What’s most remarkable is how many people still maintain trust in so many of these provably untrustworthy organizations and industries, which speaks to the power of propaganda as well as the comfort of denial.
That said, the ground is clearly beginning to shift on this front. As more and more people recognize that the system’s designed to work against them, increased numbers will reject conventional wisdom and search for an alternative framework. Unfortunately, this next step can be equally treacherous and it’s important not to jump from the frying pan into the fire.
This is where social media comes into play. It offers an endless array of opinions and analysis that you don’t get from mass media, but it’s also filled with bad actors, professional propagandists and con artists. At this point, everyone knows that social media is the new information battleground, so every character or institution with malicious intent is aggressively playing in this arena and often with boatloads of money. The charlatans at MSNBC will have you believe it’s just the Russians or Chinese, but every government and every single special interest on the planet is now involved. They’re all on social media in one form or another, trying to push you in a specific direction that’s usually not in your best interests.
It took me a while, but I’ve finally recognized how unthoughtful and treacherous social media is whenever some big news event hits. Important arguments quickly lose all nuance and devolve into binary talking points and agendas. People split into teams in a way that feels very much akin to the traditional, and now largely discredited, red/blue political theater. For covid-19, it felt like half of Twitter thought it was an extinction-level event, while the other half was convinced the whole thing was a hoax. In the aftermath of George Floyd, you were either cheering on the civil unrest, or wanted to send in the military. Increasingly, if you aren’t in one of two manufactured camps on any issue you’ll be shouted down and ostracized. That’s not the kind of discussion I’m here for.
As someone who’s found great value in Twitter over the years, I’ve become far more careful in how I use it and where to direct my attention and energy. It reminds me of Mos Eisley in Star Wars, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but simultaneously a place you can connect with Han Solo and get a spaceship.
As we move forward, it’s going to feel like the world’s ending, and in some ways it will be. No the world isn’t literally ending, but a specific kind of world is ending, and it’ll be extremely difficult for many people to tell the difference as it’s happening.
This will likely lead to many more episodes of mass insanity as professional manipulators take advantage of millions upon millions of disoriented people. Priority number one should be to stand guard at the gate of your mind during this time so as not to become a victim.
The best thing you can do from here on out is use your time and energy as productively as possible. We’re going to need builders, creators and inventors more than ever before, because we’re past the point of putting this thing back together. We’ll need to recreate, reimagine and rebuild, and all of this must spring from a point of consciousness in order to bring forth something that is both better and sustainable. Become more beautiful and resilient as others become ugly and unhinged. Focus on what’s within your capacity to control and always remember to resist the crazy.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Natural News (Article by Oliver JJ Lane republished from Breitbart.com)
Mr Farage made the remarks to Alex Marlow on the Breitbart News Daily Show on Sirius XM Patriot on Monday, when he was asked about his recent break with Global Radio’s LBC, where until last week he had a daily political talk show.While Mr Farage declined to comment on the specifics of the change, a position of silence has has taken since the surprise announcement on Thursday, he did offer his thoughts on the broader move to suppress freedom of thought and speech in the United Kingdom, implying those developments may have had something to do with his ouster.
Making clear present developments were historic in scale, the Brexit leader told Marlow and the Breitbart News Daily audience that: “It seems that the real threat we face now is a genuine threat to free speech. I have never known a time when, in the United Kingdom — which is famed for its huge breadth of media commentary and views — I have never seen so many people so scared to write and say and speak and broadcast what they think. It really is very disturbing.”
Mr Farage explained that while it was clear the simple and face-value idea that black lives matter was unarguable and widely supported, the organisation that calls itself Black Lives Matter hid a radical agenda behind its agreeable sounding name, but used the title to accuse anyone who dared disagree with its hard-left views of being racist. He continued: “the truth of it, of course, is that Black Lives Matters the organisation is open Marxist, Anarchic, wants to abolish our police forces, and is doing its best culturally to literally destroy and erase every piece of symbolism of our long and complex history.
“We’re at a point where if you criticise ‘Black Lives Matter’ the accusation is you don’t support equality and you think there should be a huge racial divide. And that is where we are. I am just not somebody who is prepared to go along with that, and I won’t support mob rule.”
On how the woke-left police the new orthodoxy of thought, Farage said “Fear is what dominating absolutely everything”, pointing out political activists would vilify dissenters online, in the street, and agitate against businesses to deprive funding. On the organised campaigning networks that perpetrate this enforcement, Farage told Breitbart News that ordinary peoiple increasingly felt: “…the fear knowing that the Soros-funded organisations will go directly to the advertisers who advertise on radio shows and TV shows and in newspapers and all the rest of it. And this is very much the way in which the cancel-mob works. They try to put the advertisers under pressure.
“This did not just spark after George Floyd. This has been long-planned, and they were simply waiting for an opportunity. If we lose free speech to this degree, then the world is going to be a pretty dangerous and unpleasant place.”
Mr Farage has been extremely outspoken on this new Puritanism in recent weeks, leading to speculation that his pointing out that Black Lives Matter UK openly campaign for the abolition of police and that smashing statues was uncomfortably similar to the behavior of radical religious extremist groups in the Middle East contributed to his sudden departure from his radio talk show. Last week, the Brexit party leader condemned the announcement that London’s Royal Holloway university was going to purge its own library collection to combat “structural racism”, noting dryly that the “book-burning” had now started.
Offering an explanation of how it could be that young British people caught up in the growing Black Lives Matter protest could be ignorant of the fact that it was the British Empire that did so much to stamp out slavery worldwide in the 19th century, Farage said “we’ve got to start teaching history properly” and it was time to make “positive arguments” to the nation’s youth.
DEVELOPING: US CELL PHONE OPERATORS EXPERIENCING WIDESPREAD OUTAGES NATIONWIDE
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/06/developing-us-cell-phone-operators-experiencing-widespread-outages-nationwide/ – Jun 15, 2020
(BI) – T-Mobile and other wireless carriers around the US were experiencing issues Monday afternoon. “Our engineers are working to resolve a voice and data issue that has been affecting customers around the country,” Neville Ray, president of technology for T-Mobile, said in a tweet. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope to have this fixed shortly.”
The service tracker Down Detector reported T-Mobile outages in New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia, California, and the Washington, DC, area. As of 3:09 p.m. ET on Monday, Down Detector had seen over 93,000 reports of T-Mobile outages and varying reports from the other carriers. Phone owners in the US also reported issues on social media on Monday afternoon with their cell service, particularly T-Mobile.
While both Down Detector and customers on social media reported that AT&T and Verizon service was down, an AT&T spokesperson told Business Insider its network was “operating normally.” A Verizon spokesperson also told Business Insider the carrier was “operating at normal service levels” and said that, given that “another national carrier” was having issues, calls to and from that carrier might get an error message, resulting in reports of issues. READ MORE:
NASA WARNS OF ANOTHER 5 ASTEROIDS HEADED OUR WAY, AFTER ONE JUST PASSED CLOSER THAN THE MOON
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/06/another-5-asteroids-headed-our-way-after-one-just-passed-closer-than-the-moon/ – Jun 15, 2020
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(ETH) – NASA is reporting at least five more asteroid flybys following an asteroid unexpectedly whizzing between Earth and the Moon without anyone noticing recently according to RT News.
Four out of five of these asteroids expected to buzz pass earth this week were only recently spotted back in May, raising concerns about just how prepared our planetary defenses are; According to the report, While we caught them, we cut it very close if we needed to shoot them out of the sky or at least deflect them, which is our only two options to stop an asteroid apocalypse at this present day.The good news is that these the asteroids, ranging in size from 46 feet to 180 feet in diameter, will miss the earth by a safe margin of error of between 869,000 miles and 4.1 million miles, so there is no immediate concern of an asteroid strike to top off the wildfires, pandemic, economic crises, and social and civil unrest which have plagued the Earth so far in 2020.
However, On April 13, 2029, asteroid 99942 Apophis will graze our geostationary satellites in orbit around the planet. This monster has a diameter of 1,100 ft (340m), Although, it is not quite a ‘planet killer’ in size, it will mark the closest approach by one of the largest known asteroids expected to cross paths with the Earth in the near future.
LOCUSTS, SOLAR ECLIPSE AND BLOOD MOON PROOF OF THE END TIMES?
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/06/locusts-solar-eclipse-and-blood-moon-proof-of-the-end-times/ – Jun 15, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – Are locusts plagues, Solar Eclipses, and Blood Moons all indicators of the End Times? According to one evangelist, they definitely are. According to Express, Paul Begley, a Christian evangelist from West Lafayette in Indiana believes all these things happening simultaneously are signs of the time of the end.
Although The Bible is not specific when the end times will take place, it does instruct the followers of Christ to watch for signs in the heavens and the Earth. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus spoke of wars and rumors of wars and kingdom rising against kingdom and nation rising against nation and the Book of Revelation, speaking of the Moon turning to blood as natural cataclysms ravage the world.
According to Begley, some of these prophetic signs are already unfolding and has declared that we are living in the end times on numerous past occasions, believes the world’s fate is now sealed. Recently on YouTube, he told his more than 335,000 subscribers plagues of “biblical proportions” are already affecting the world as we speak.
He stated: “Are you serious? Guys, we are in end-time plagues. “Locusts of a biblical proportion are destroying countries like Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan now has been swamped, India overwhelmed with locusts. “It’s just insane what’s going on. It’s not getting better, it’s getting worse. “Now there’s a second wave of locusts that are coming.”
Many parts of the world have been struggling with ongoing locust swarms that are destroying entire fields of crop. According to Express. On June 13 the Locust Watch branch of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned of a second-generation of desert locust swarms forming in northwest Kenya. These deadly swarms are expected to continue growing for another four weeks before they migrate outwards.
These Locusts swarms are capable of carrying up to 80 million insects per square kilometer, can eat the same amount of food in a day as half a country. According to the FAO group “A Desert Locust adult can consume roughly its own weight in fresh food per day, that is about two grams every day.” However, Begley believes the threat posed by these locusts are biblical in nature.
He recently linked their arrival to other supposed prophetic signs, such as an annular eclipse of the Sun on June 21, and a penumbral eclipse of the Moon July 4. Begley stated: “There are three major signs in the heavens that are going to happen between now and the end of the year. “The first one is on June 21. We’re going to have a solar eclipse that’s going to go over the entire Holy Land.
“It’ll be over Israel for six hours. The Sun will turn to darkness for six hours. “Are you serious? A ring of fire will be around the Sun.” According to Paul Begley, The second prophetic sign will be the July 4th eclipse, which happens to coincide with America’s celebrations of Independence Day. Pastor Begley said: “We’re going to have a Blood Moon over America that starts at the midnight hour. “It starts at 11.07 pm eastern and will carry us on into the early morning hours of July 5. “The midnight Blood Moon over American on the Fourth of July is certainly a prophetic sign.
PROPHECY TEACHER WARNS COMING BLOOD MOON COULD BE HARBINGER OF WAR
https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/06/prophecy-teacher-warns-coming-blood-moon-could-be-harbinger-of-war/ – Jun 15, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – According to Express, Conspiracy theorists, and niche, Christian groups believe that biblical prophecy is unfolding before our eyes with coronavirus sweeping across the globe, locust swarms invading the MidEast, and Solar and Lunar eclipses appearing in the skies.
According to one Bible prophecy teacher and Pastor Paul Begley, from Indiana, is one of these voices that are sounding the alarm. Begley speaking to an online audience through his YouTube channel, announced this week the Middle East stands on the brink of war.
The pastor fueled his claims to Blood Moon prophecies and the passage found in Psalms 83. Begley stated: “Are you serious? Guys, we are on the brink of war in the Middle East. We are literally on the brink of war. “The United States has just now sent a ton of F-35 fighter jets to the Middle East, due to the fact of this July 1 deadline now, where Israel is talking about taking the Jordan Valley and annexing it.
“It’s not going over well with the Palestinians, it’s not at all going over well with the Iranians. “Let me just tell you right now guys, this is getting very, very serious.” Pastor Begley, who is also the host of “The Coming Apocalypse” evangelist TV show, connected the US move to passages in the Bible suggesting there has been a build-up of tensions in the region for some time now, with country’s like Russia, Syria, and Turkey all being involved.
He said: “Let me just say quickly right now, this thing is coming to a head and this could be Psalms 83. “On the brink of a Blood Moon, just before a deep, deep ring of fire eclipse over the Middle East for six hours, coming up next weekend on June 21.” This particular passage in Psalms deals with a future invasion of Israel by neighbouring countries bent on her destruction.
According to pastor Begley, many people are not aware of the biblical woes that await the Middle East. Psalms 83 reads:
“O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. “See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. “With cunning, they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “‘Come,’ they say, ‘let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more’.”
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Hal Lindsey
One-night last month, one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Colosseum in Rome, glowed red. According to Vatican News, officials bathed the ancient arena in red light “as a sign of solidarity with all those who are persecuted for their faith.”
Before now, had you heard about that? Usually, western media outlets look for stories with dramatic imagery. The Colosseum’s famous silhouette, bathed in red against a stark, black backdrop, would seem to fit the bill. They also love a story with a good twist. Officials used the Colosseum, once a symbol of Christian persecution, to strike a blow against such persecution. But despite an interesting, ready-made story, the media paid little attention.
To cover it would mean admitting that there is a story here. And once they admit that, they will have to explain that the story is huge and ongoing — especially in Nigeria. Giulio Meotti, writing for the Gatestone Institute, said, “The West does not seem to care about the ongoing Islamic terrorist genocide on Africa’s biggest Christian population in Nigeria.”
Terrorism usually gets the frontpage treatment. Genocide makes this story global and historic. But western media elites could not care less about Africa. The reasons are more complex than simple racism, but you can’t help wondering if that’s not part of it.
In one February attack, radical Islamic terrorists went through 15 villages in Nigeria. They murdered townspeople, burned churches, and razed the homes of known Christians. Several sources quote a witness as saying, “Despite several calls to the governor and his deputy, and other security apparatus, the government remained silent as the atrocities continued. The Fulani (a west African Muslim people) were able to carry out their deadly attack. They stayed for hours in the vicinity, moving at will, unchallenged.”
Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian Nobel laureate for literature, called the Islamic terrorists a “horde.” He said their goal is to “Islamize the nation.” Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo, a Nigerian Catholic, said, “If Nigeria falls to Islamic extremists, all of Africa will be at risk.”
It would be a mistake to think of Nigeria as insignificant or far away. Nigerians are as important in God’s eyes as Americans. But even from a selfish point of view, remember that what happens there does not stay there!
Meotti wrote, “The West truly needs to care about the daily carnage suffered by this poor, black, Christian and abandoned population. Wole Soyinka’s ‘horde’ will not be confined to the Nigerian borders, but will try to strike Western Europe as well.”
Not long ago, a mob in Vietnam attacked two dozen Christians. They were new converts from a group known as Hmong. CBN News wrote, “Their conversion provoked the village chief who threatened to expel the believers from the community if they didn’t renounce their new-found faith. The Hmong Christians refused to recant, prompting a mob to attack them.”
After a period of relative tolerance, Christian persecution in Vietnam is on the rise. In fact, it’s on the rise everywhere.
In Turkey, an American pastor, Andrew Brunson, faces life in prison. He’s accused of “terrorism.” You’re probably wondering what act of “terrorism” this Christian minister could have been up to. The answer is that he shared the Gospel. That means in today’s Turkey, for a Christian minister to read John 3:16 is considered an act of terror.
Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan is playing a game of global power politics. Many have suggested that Pastor Brunson is merely a pawn in that game. But it’s more than that. Erdogan could have chosen any American as a hostage. He chose a Christian minister because he fears the Gospel. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (NASB) To a despot like Erdogan, those are the scariest words in the world.
Attacks on freedom of religion and belief — especially Christian belief — are escalating around the world. Sometimes it’s the persecution of a group, and sometimes it’s a lone individual.
Right now in Nigeria, a girl named Liah Sharibu is being held by the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram. The terrorists abducted 110 girls in February. After intense government negotiation, they returned 104. Five died in captivity. Only Liah remains in terrorist hands.
One of the returning girls explained that Boko Haram refused to release Liah because she would not renounce her faith in Christ. “She was held back,” the released girl said. “We were freed because we are Muslim girls and they didn’t want us to suffer.” Another girl released by Boko Haram relayed that the terrorists said they would keep Liah “until she converted.”
Imagine how Liah’s parents feel. How would you feel? Her father, Nata Sharibu, told a Nigerian radio station, “I am very sad, but I am also jubilation, too, because my daughter did not denounce Christ.”
Salvation is free. Jesus paid the whole price. But in this world, bearing His name carries its own cost. In Acts 14:22, Paul the great teacher of grace, gave this warning to the Christians of Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch. “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
It reminds me of the third verse of John Newton’s “Amazing Grace.” “Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come. ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home!”
That amazing grace abides with Liah Sharibu and Andrew Brunson. It abides with millions around the world facing various levels of persecution because of their stands for Christ. If you are His, it also abides with you.
According to the Bible, as we approach the end of the age, persecution of believers will increase. But don’t despair. In John 16:33, Jesus said, “In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (NASB)
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” of 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 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).