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AN AUSTRALIAN VIDEO/ARTICLE – WORLD LATEST PROPHETIC NEWS PRESENTATION – (THE PUSH FOR A DIGITAL CURRENCY CONTINUES – A ONE WORLD MONETARY SYSTEM) – (TUESDAY 06th OCTOBER 2020) LATEST NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES (TUESDAY 06th OCTOBER)

 

World Events Pointing to the Rapture and the Soon Return of Jesus

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Revelation Study #3 – Making Sense When it Doesn’t Make Sense

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Prophecy Update – But God… J.D.FARAG

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The End Of What Was

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LATEST NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES (TUESDAY 06th OCTOBER)

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(THIS IS THE WORLD’S CURRENT TIMELINE)

Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not

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THIS IS THE WORLD’S VERY NEAR FUTURE:

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

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

1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
“And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.”
REV. 14:12
Here Jesus was alluding to the fact that the Doctrine of Eternal Security WILL EXPIRE WITH THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
SO WON’T YOU ACCEPT JESUS NOW AND BE REMOVED FROM THAT EVENT  (OF TRIBULATION) AND LIVE FOREVER WITH JESUS IN THE FAMILY OF GOD?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
 

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Why (Ezekiel 38) Will Precede (Daniel 9)

https://gracethrufaith.com/end-times-prophecy/why-ezekiel-38-will-precede-daniel-9/
Commentary by Jack Kelley
“Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.
“Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble” (Daniel 9:24-25).
Dispensationalists believe, with good reason, that there’s one “seven” left to fulfil from the promise the angel Gabriel delivered to Daniel near the end of the Babylonian captivity. From the King James translation, we know the prophecy as Daniel’s 70 weeks, where each week represents 7 years. 69 of these weeks (7 plus 62) had passed when the Messiah presented Himself to Israel as their King on the only day in His life that He did so. On our calendar, it became known as the first Palm Sunday.
In the prophecy 69 weeks equals 483 years (69 x 7). This is the exact time that had passed since Artaxerxes Longimonus issued his decree giving Nehemiah permission to begin rebuilding Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:1-10). (The city had been destroyed when Nebuchadnezzar’s army conquered Judah and took its people captive to Babylon.)  Daniel’s prophecy was being fulfilled in specific detail, and Israel’s failure to realize this marked the beginning of the end for them (Luke 19:41-44).
After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed (Daniel 9:26).
The Hebrew word for Anointed One is Messiah. Four days after He presented Himself to them as their King, they executed Him, which is what the Hebrew word translated “cut off” means. Nothing the angel Gabriel had promised to Mary (Luke 1:32-33) had come to pass. Three days after that He rose again, fulfilling a sign He had promised to the religious leaders to prove His authenticity, the sign of the prophet Jonah (Matt. 12:39-40). He gave them 40 days to recognize what was the most dramatic fulfilment of a prophetic sign in the history of mankind and accept Him as their Messiah, and when they didn’t He ascended into Heaven, fulfilling another prophecy in the process.
Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me” (Hosea 5:15)
About 38 years after that the Roman armies destroyed the city and the sanctuary, and for all practical purposes, the nation of Israel ceased to exist. But a few years before that happened, the Jewish leadership of the Christian movement called the Church had become divided over the issue of whether Gentiles who were coming into Christianity had to put themselves under the Law first. In other words, did a Gentile have to become a Jew before becoming a Christian? The unspoken question that lurked behind it was even more troublesome to them, and that was, “If not, what’s to become of Israel?” They had been taught that the only way to God was through Israel. Was this being changed?

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ISRAEL NEWS:

THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
ZECHARIAH 12:2-3
Zech. 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

WORLD TERRORISM – WARS

GENERAL WORLD NEWS:

 

GENERAL WORLD CORONAVIRUS NEWS:

WORLD FINANCE:

Rev. 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:

2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:

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

EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

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

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WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION (TUESDAY 06th OCTOBER 2020)

 
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83  – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 37-38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
But before that we have to go through the Birth Pangs, leading up to the Tribulation of Mankind; and I feel that the beginning of Matthew 24 explains that time very well. We are currently in the Birth Pangs (Even though Matthew 24: is directed at the Jewish Nation, it still reflects Biblical Prophecy for the whole World at this time):
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

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GENERAL PROPHETIC NEWS SECTION:

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EZEKIEL 38 AND DANIEL 9: SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ –  Jack Kelley

WHY EZEKIEL 38 WILL PRECEDE DANIEL 9

“Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.
“Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble” (Daniel 9:24-25).
Dispensationalists believe, with good reason, that there’s one “seven” left to fulfil from the promise the angel Gabriel delivered to Daniel near the end of the Babylonian captivity. From the King James translation we know the prophecy as Daniel’s 70 weeks, where each week represents 7 years. 69 of these weeks (7 plus 62) had passed when the Messiah presented Himself to Israel as their King on the only day in His life that He did so. On our calendar it became known as the first Palm Sunday.
In the prophecy 69 weeks equals 483 years (69 x 7). This is the exact time that had passed since Artaxerxes Longimonus issued his decree giving Nehemiah permission to begin rebuilding Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:1-10). (The city had been destroyed when Nebuchadnezzar’s army conquered Judah and took its people captive to Babylon.) Daniel’s prophecy was being fulfilled in specific detail, and Israel’s failure to realize this marked the beginning of the end for them (Luke 19:41-44).
After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed (Daniel 9:26).
The Hebrew word for Anointed One is Messiah. Four days after He presented Himself to them as their King, they executed Him, which is what the Hebrew word translated “cut off” means. Nothing the angel Gabriel had promised to Mary (Luke 1:32-33) had come to pass. Three days after that He rose again, fulfilling a sign He had promised to the religious leaders to prove His authenticity, the sign of the prophet Jonah (Matt. 12:39-40). He gave them 40 days to recognize what was the most dramatic fulfilment of a prophetic sign in the history of mankind and accept Him as their Messiah, and when they didn’t He ascended into Heaven, fulfilling another prophecy in the process.
They all came together in Jerusalem, where James, the Lord’s half brother and head of the Church in Jerusalem set them straight. Israel is being temporarily set aside, he told them, while the Lord takes out of the Gentiles a people for Himself. After that He will restore Israel to allow the remnant of mankind one more chance to seek Him (Acts 15:13-18). Therefore, Gentiles would not be required to convert to Judaism in the process of becoming Christians.
The Greek word translated “take” in Acts 15:14 means to carry away for one’s own purpose and the one translated “out of” means to remove from a specified time and place. Before restoring Israel to fellowship with Him, the Lord will take a people for Himself out of the time and place of the Gentiles. James was describing the rapture of the Church and saying it will precede Daniel’s 70th Week.
Paul, who was at the meeting, confirmed this by saying Israel has been blinded in part until the full number of Gentiles has come in. After that Israel will be saved (Romans 11:25). This is another testimony that the rapture of the church will precede Israel’s restoration and redemption. From these two prophecies we understand that Israel’s rejection of the Messiah did not end the Old Covenant. It merely interrupted its 490 year post exilic duration 7 years short of its allotted time. After the Church is gone this seven years has to be completed.
“He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him” (Daniel 9:27).
The final seven years will begin with a covenant to be signed by the “ruler who will come”, mentioned in Daniel 9:26. Gabriel said this leader will come from the people who would destroy the city and the sanctuary after the Messiah’s execution. In the middle of this last seven years He will put an end to sacrifices and offerings by setting up the Abomination of Desolation which kicks off the 3 1/2 year Great Tribulation (Matt. 24:15-21).
Put this all together and you can begin to see why I believe the Rapture of the Church will precede the beginning of Daniel’s missing 70th week. According to these prophecies the church has to be gone before Israel returns to their covenant relationship with the Lord.
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THE EMP THREAT GROWS:

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Peter Vincent Pry and Peter Huessy
IRAN’S OTHER THREAT TO CIVILIZATION
The Islamic Republic of Iran may soon have the capability, if it does not already, of carrying out electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks against its enemies. 
Such an attack involves exploding a nuclear warhead some 30-400 miles above the United States, for instance, and unleashing a downward electronic pulse that can destroy the (currently unprotected) infrastructure. That would include such as critical electronic systems in virtually all civilian systems: food manufacturing and supply chains, automobiles, airplanes, trains, elevators, communications and the US electric grid — actually, just about everything on which a modern country relies.
An EMP attack could black out not only the US national electric grid but also virtually all life-sustaining equipment that relies on electrical power and computer systems. An EMP attack could thus pose an existential threat to modern civilization. This would totally alter the risk-benefit calculations for the United States and its allies for being able to defend the post-1945 world order.
Recently, the Iranian state-controlled Afkar News claimed that Iran is now able to carry out just such an EMP attack over the United States:
“By sending a military satellite into space, Iran now has shown that it can target all American territory; the Iranian Parliament had previously warned [the U.S.] that an electromagnetic nuclear attack on the United States would likely kill 90 percent of Americans.”
Some senior Israeli analysts and U.S. experts disagree with the “consensus view” and assess that Iran already has nuclear weapons. According to a report in Newsmax, titled “Experts: Iran Now a Nuclear-Ready State, Missiles Capable of Hitting US”:
“Regardless of intelligence uncertainties and unknowns about Iran’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, we know enough now to make a prudent judgment that Iran should be regarded by national security decision makers as a nuclear missile state capable of posing an existential threat to the United States and its allies…The fact of Iran’s ICBM capability and their proximity to nuclear weapons necessitates that Iran be regarded as a nuclear missile state—right now.”
The Congressionally created EMP Commission estimates that North Korea already has super-EMP nuclear weapons and the capability to deliver them. North Korea and Iran are collaborating and have signed an agreement to cooperate in “science and technology.”
Iran may already — or soon — have the capability to deliver an EMP attack. It has successfully launched several civilian satellites — in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2015 — including on southern polar trajectories, assisted by North Korean missile technology and North Korean technicians. On April 22, 2020, Iran orbited a military satellite over the United States, launched by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) — the world’s deadliest terrorist organization. The IRGC’s Noor-1 satellite is tiny, weighing only about 30 pounds, but the Space Launch Vehicle’s third stage also went into orbit, demonstrating a capability to circle over the U.S. a net payload weighing several hundred pounds — enough for a nuclear weapon.
North Korea sold the mullahs much of the technology for Iran’s most sophisticated ballistic missile, the Shahab-III, which is an improved version of North Korea’s Nodong missile. Iran’s Shahab-III is capable of delivering a high-altitude EMP attack over America’s heartland if the missile is launched, say, from a freighter in the Gulf of Mexico. Iran has apparently already practiced launching and fusing Shahab-III missiles that could carry out a high-altitude EMP attack. Iran has also demonstrated that it is capable of launching a ballistic missile from a vessel at sea. Worse, the formal end of the UN arms embargo — at the end of September 2020 — could provide Iran with even more missile and nuclear technology possibly from Russia or China.
Iran, as the “world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism,” could become a conduit for giving nuclear EMP attack capabilities to terrorists. The EMP Commission warns:
“Terrorists or state actors that possess relatively unsophisticated missiles armed with nuclear weapons may well calculate that, instead of destroying a city or military base, they may obtain the greatest political-military utility from one or a few such weapons by using them — or threatening their use — in an EMP attack.”
Congressional testimony in 2004 by US President Ronald Reagan’s Science Adviser and one of the EMP Commissioners warns of the prospects of an anonymous EMP attack launched from a freighter by Iran hired terrorists:
“DR. GRAHAM: Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of international terrorism, has practiced launching a mobile ballistic missile from a vessel in the Caspian Sea. Iran has also tested high-altitude explosions of the Shahab-III, a test mode consistent with EMP attack, and described the tests as successful. Iranian military writings explicitly discuss a nuclear EMP attack that would gravely harm the United States.”
An official Iranian military textbook from 2010, but not released until 2017, endorses a nuclear EMP attack against the United States, as well as deception measures to conceal nuclear weapons — in violation of international agreements. The textbook is used to train officers at Iran’s prestigious military academy and think tank, the Martyr Lt. General Sayad Shirazi Center for Education and Research.
Strangely for a book titled Passive Défense, its overarching focus is offensive — how to black out electric grids — including by nuclear EMP attack.
Calculations in the book that America could be vanquished by a nuclear EMP attack appear to be correct.
The Congressional EMP Commission estimates that, given U.S. current unpreparedness, within one year of an EMP attack that causes a nationwide blackout, two-thirds or more, up to 90 percent, of the U.S. population could perish from starvation, disease and societal collapse.
An EMP attack, therefore, would confer upon Iran an “assured destruction” capability against the United States. The geopolitical consequences of this development are so grave that U.S. and global security would, in effect, go into free-fall. Where the U.S. would land, into what kind of future, is of course unknown.
If Iran and North Korea both decided to use threats to America or its allies with an EMP-generated genocide, it could destroy the foundations of the existing world order. If the US can no longer be the superpower that since 1945 has halted the cycle of world wars and sustained the global advancement of freedom, the consequences would be existential and catastrophic.
An EMP assured destruction capability changes the strategic calculus of risk for the United States in being able to uphold its role as a superpower and would necessarily erode the confidence of U.S. allies — perhaps to the point where they would feel the need to develop their own nuclear weapons.
Most alarmingly, the U.S. is fast moving to a place where, for the first time, smaller failed states such as Iran and North Korea would have the power to blackmail or destroy the largest and most successful societies on Earth. These rogue states have long perceived themselves to be at war with the United States, and have already demonstrated that they are desperate, highly dangerous characters.Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. Peter Huessy is Director of Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute. He is also senior consulting analyst at Ravenna Associates, a strategic communications company.

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GLOBAL CONCERNS AND IRAN

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ –   Richard Kemp
A FEW GLOBAL CONCERNS THAT AFFECT US ALL
There are a few global concerns that affect us all. The first is the current situation with Iran and its various ramifications. The second, connected with Iran, is the current situation in Lebanon, with Hezbollah in particular, which is also in Syria.
The next is the International Criminal Court, from which we are imminently expecting a decision that could have a potential impact on Israel as well as on the rest of us.
Iran, I believe, is under enormous pressure right now — the greatest pressure since the creation of the Islamic Republic during its Islamic Revolution back in 1979.
The leaders of Iran, the Ayatollah and the various others who run the country, are doubtless deeply worried about the survival of their regime. Regime survival for them is, of course, everything. Keeping their flame alive in Iran is the number one imperative of all that they do. To maintain that regime, they carry out large numbers of extreme activities both there and around the world.
First, their economy is reeling in a great depression with little sign of hope, due mainly to the United States’ “maximum pressure” campaign.
The US has imposed severe sanctions on Iran and also encouraged other countries not break those sanctions, and, in some instances, to take their own measures against Iran. These strictures have caused Iran an enormous problem.
The situation with Lebanon and Hizbollah is all tied up with Iran. Hezbollah is a creation of Iran, directed by Iran and funded by Iran. It is basically an extension of the Ayatollah’s right arm.
We know that Hezbollah have been trying to add more precision‑guided missiles to the already vast missile arsenal in southern Lebanon. We also know that together with Iran and other militias, they have been doing their best to develop a base of operations from which to attack Israel from Syria, as well.
Israel has been successfully hitting back at all of these efforts, including in Lebanon and Syria. Hezbollah is deeply unhappy with this and intends to strike back at Israel.
It was rumored recently that Israel killed a significant Hezbollah operative in Lebanon. We do not know for sure — Israel has not admitted anything — it is just speculated. Hezbollah have vowed to avenge that person.
There also recently was an infiltration operation by Hezbollah into northern Israel: it attempted to get through. Hezbollah operatives were spotted by IDF observers using, in addition to their eyes, some very advanced technology.
The Israelis fired at them before they managed to get where they wanted to be and do what they wanted to do. The Israelis did not shoot to kill. They only fired warning shots. What Israel wanted to do, rather than to respond in a way that initiates escalation of the conflict in the north, was to stop it and just give a warning — as they did. It gives Hezbollah a way out.
Hezbollah themselves have denied that the infiltration took place. In their case, they want to do what they can, but they do not seem to be too keen either on escalating at the moment.
Striking back at Israel would be another way for the Iranian regime to try and salvage something of their current standing, but of course that would be quite precarious.
It is a classic tactic of dictators to initiate aggression abroad to distract people from the problems at home; however, they seem to know that such an action could create more problems for them than it solves.
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THE PUSH FOR A DIGITAL CURRENCY CONTINUES

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Tyler Durden
ECB TRADEMARKS “DIGITAL EURO” AS IT BEGINS EXPERIMENTS ON DIGITAL CURRENCY LAUNCH
As the world obsesses over Trump’s taxes or whether or not he is using oxygen during his covid hospitalization, the biggest overhaul in monetary and currency history is quietly taking place just behind the scenes
Just two weeks ago, Cleveland Fed president Loretta Mester hinted at just how close the US is to a comprehensive overhaul of the entire fiat system when she said that “legislation has proposed that each American have an account at the Fed in which digital dollars could be deposited, as liabilities of the Federal Reserve Banks, which could be used for emergency payments.”
This, together with an August Bloomberg interview with Simon Potter, who led the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s markets group for years, and Julia Coronado, who spent eight years as an economist for the Fed’s Board of Governors (the two are among the innovators brainstorming solutions to what has emerged as the most crucial and difficult problem facing the Fed: get money swiftly to people who need it most in a crisis), in which the duo suggested depositing digital dollars directly in households’ apps, prompted us to write two weeks ago that “In An Unprecedented Monetary Overhaul, The Fed Is Preparing To Deposit “Digital Dollars” Directly To Each American.
Yet when it comes to clogged funding pipelines and a slow monetary transmission mechanism, while the Fed may be slow in responding to the collapsing monetary velocity the ECB is absolutely glacial, largely due to the fact that while the Euro area shares a monetary regime it still has independent fiscal regimes.
Which may explain why while the digital dollar is still in its development stage (the Fed is currently conducting joint research with MIT on whether and when to launch it), Europe is far closer to hitting the “green”
button on a digital currency: on September 22 the ECB quietly filed to trademark the term “digital euro” (which appropriately enough abbreviates to DE to instil a sense of German patriotism when officials push Europe’s most conservative society into the great monetary unknown) as disclosed by the website of the European Union Intellectual Property Office, as European officials are preparing to release an assessment of the benefits and drawbacks of creating a digital version of the currency.
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AS DARKNESS FALLS, AS THINGS FALL APART….AMPLE WARNINGS FOR THINGS TO COME

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Pete Garcia
THINGS FALL APART
The great industrial and technological achievements of mankind over the past two centuries were all hailed as our great achievements and upward mobility: global travel, global communications, and the development of information technologies. These were meant to make our lives easier. Instead, they have complicated our lives. Complicated geopolitics. Compounded the threats we face on a daily basis.
The same technology that was supposed to make our lives better will one day enslave humanity. 
It is interesting to me that we are now living through the greatest prophetic convergences of events in 2,000 years; yet, the Church Age is also culminating at the same moment information is being weaponized at a terrifying rate. The effect is you would hardly notice our proximity to the end, given the silence of most pulpits. I wonder if the deception Jesus warned us about repeatedly in His Olivet Discourse was not just deception by commission, but by omission as well.
As the world is coming to the end of our present dispensation, it is in the process of tearing itself apart politically and ideologically. It is only natural for believers to want the country they live in to turn back to God. We are seeing calls for revival, repentance, and a return to prayer. While those things, in and of themselves, it is, however, not how things will turn out. This is not about my pessimism, nor dispensational doom and gloom theology, but a predetermined end for how the Bible says the world will turn out.
– Enoch said they would be filled with the ungodly preserved for destruction. (Jude 1:14-15)
– Jeremiah was told that this would be a time called “Jacob’s Trouble,” in which God would destroy all the nations of the earth and discipline Israel. (Jeremiah 30:7-11)
– Daniel was told they would be fearful times, with people full of knowledge, traveling back and forth across the earth. (Dan. 7:7, 12:1, 4)
– Zechariah was shown how the world would become infatuated with dividing Israel at a cost of their own destruction. (Zech. 12:2)
– Jesus warned about it saying deception would be rampant, and this time will culminate in the worst period of human history ever. (Matt. 24)
– The Apostle Paul called them perilous times, where many would depart from the faith. (2 Tim. 3)
– The Apostle Peter said they would be filled with scoffers and people walking after their own lusts (2 Peter 3)
– Jude compared the ancient apostates and perverts, to the ones who would come in the last days. (Jude 1:12-15)
– The Apostle John said the spirit of antichrist was already at work in the world and was shown how it would be amplified into the physical coming of Satan’s chosen man in the final week of years. (1 John 2:18, Revelation 6:1-2, 13)
While we, the Church, should actively pray for repentance as a nation and for revival, we should be discouraged neither by our efforts nor by the results. Revival and repentance are never mainstays in our world. They are temporary endeavors because the unregenerate human heart is incurably wicked (Jer. 17:9). It is not that God is not listening, for many in the world are still coming to saving faith. It is because God is even now, in the process, of giving people over to their sins and delusions. The wicked are hardening their hearts because of the mercy of God, not for lack of it. God did not delay the flood because of a lack of converts. He gave ample warning through Enoch, Methuselah, and Noah.
The Holy Spirit filled Church (the body of Christ) is the restraining force of evil on the planet. Denominations are not the Restrainers, but the body of believers whom through the Holy Spirit works to fulfil God’s plan, is the restraint, holding back evil, wholesale. As the power and authority of the true church diminishes, darkness has begun to creep back over the land. That is not to say the forces of evil (principalities and powers) have not wrought evil and wickedness upon this earth, because clearly, they have. However, the fervent prayers of a righteous man (men and women), availeth much (James 5:16). We have been able to effectively, keep evil at bay from completely taking over this planet.
THUS, OUR TIME HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY DARK AND HEAVY. Spiritual oppression and alienation are at an all-time high for believers. However, you are not alone. As Ambassadors of Christ, we have to remember, we are not here to change the policies of this fallen planet. We cannot; that is not the role of ambassadors. That would be like trying to fix minor plumbing issues on the Titanic after it has already struck the iceberg and is listing to one side. This ship is going down, and we do not have the means to fix it, nor is it in the plan of God to repair Satan’s busted ship. Imagine the Titanic, having struck the iceberg, but is now disabled, sinking, and now, in the path of a massive Category 5 hurricane. That is what is coming.
As Ambassadors of Christ, we are here as representatives of our Heavenly Father and His Kingdom. We are here to bring as many people WITH us in the upcoming rescue operation from planet earth. However, God has both the power and ability to hold back the winds of the coming storm, until His perfect timing. He will not declare war on this planet until He has removed His ambassadors from enemy territory first.
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” – (Revelation 3:10-13)

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COMPLEX SYSTEMS ARE CHANGING RAPIDLY

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ –  The Zman
THE RHYTHMS OF REVOLUTION
People who work with large complex systems understand that you don’t always know what will result from even the smallest change in the system. Usually this lesson is learned the hard way, by making some small change that seems simple, only to find out it caused serious downstream problems. Large complex systems are often highly dependent on initial conditions. Those small changes to the initial state, after they branch through the system, can have a huge impact.
Something similar may be happening with the culture. Up until this year, the sports entertainment complex was the great distraction. Every type of sporting event enjoyed wide following on television and on-line. It’s always hard to know, given how our ruling class lies about everything, but television ratings for the professional sports leagues were strong enough to keep raising ad rates. The revenues of the sports leagues kept growing, despite decades of growth.
That brings us to now, when the ratings for sports entertainment have suddenly collapsed, even for the marquee events. The NBA, which is the blackest of black sports, cannot draw flies. Keep in mind that the television industry routinely inflates their ratings in their press releases used by the media. The endless celebration of all things black for the last five months seems to not have had the effect they expected. All of the other sports have also seen their ratings collapse.
It is tempting to blame this on the anti-white pogrom that has been foolishly embraced by all the sports leagues. There is certainly part of it. That said, the NFL has tried very hard to minimize this in their presentation. Even the players have realized that it is bad for business. The NHL made the required gestures, but otherwise just operated their business as usual and their ratings were immeasurably small. In other words, it’s not just the anti-white pogrom killing the circus.
The problems facing sports entertainment all of a sudden are an example of the large complex system problem. It turns out that the audience for sport is not just about interest in the product and the quality of the performance. Sports operates within the larger culture, which is a highly complex system. There are rhythms to the culture, which carry things like entertainment through the culture. The lock downs and resulting insanity have broken those rhythms.
What seems to have happened is the Covid panic and now the color revolution has broken that system. People are not paying as much attention to these things as they did just a year ago. That means they are not being pulled along by the rhythms of that old system. Think about how many apolitical people that have suddenly been made aware of the reality of race and ethnicity. Put another way, the revolution of 2020 has changed the initial state of the American system.
How this ripples through the system is unknown. The current chaos may not be random at all, but determined by the evolving initial state of white America. In other words, this pogrom we are experiencing may, in fact, be a reaction to the changing attitudes sensed by the ruling class. The woke revolution is about restoring the old initial state, but has instead accelerated the evolution of it. The lock downs provided a better medium in which this evolution can occur.
At this point, the one safe conclusion we can draw is we have passed through a strange chaotic barrier on our way to a new normal. The old order, those old rhythms, are gone for good. That means the social controls that nudged people along toward the results desired by the ruling class are no longer working. All the make-believe excitement the media can generate is not getting people to watch the NBA finals, because it was never about the hype. It was the social structures, those rhythms.
In a complex system like a large human society, when the initial conditions change sufficiently, a new dynamic ensues. The unexpected downstream effects loop back and inform the evolution of those initial conditions. The feedback loop between downstream effects and those evolving initial conditions becomes fuel for the changing state of those initial conditions. This is the revolutionary dynamic. Change fuels more change, until the system collapses in on itself.
When the rulers broke the old rhythms with their lock downs, they started a revolution in the minds of the people over whom they rule. As those minds now evolve, seeing the reality of the world created by their betters, the ruling class is desperately trying to contain the process. Like all radicals, they remain supremely confident they will be the vanguard of this revolution. Like all revolutionaries, they will end up swinging from trees as that is the rhythm of every revolution.

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THE SPEED OF CHANGE

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Paul Rosenberg
2020: THE YEAR THE SYSTEM SHOWED ITS REAL FACE
As we grew up, nearly all of us were inundated with stories of our glorious national fathers, our beautiful democracies, and so on. And being young, we for the most part believed them. The system gave us our prosperity, our comfort, our medicine, our sense of importance.
Soon enough we learned that the system was also stupid and perverse, but we found a way around that contradiction by blaming one segment of the system or another: The Blues or the Greens or the Red are the problem; it could not, must not, be that the system itself is the problem.
Then came 2020, and the system revealed its true face.
I suppose I should be fair and add that the system wasn’t always as rotten as it is now, but regardless, it wasn’t able to prevent the rot that overtook it.
So I think it’s important to recap the revelations of 2020:
The system decreed who could work and who couldn’t. This was not done democratically; it was done by edict.“Democracy” did nothing to stop it.
People were arrested for going to church or synagogue.This was the real disgrace of the police forces. Are there anyorders from their paymasters they won’t enforce upon us? 
Political gangs roam the streets, beating, threatening and burning. Make no mistake, these are covertly authorized political gangs, serving political ends. This vile tactic goes back to ancient Rome at least, where gangs of thugs beat opponents in the streets.
Science” said one thing then the opposite, supporting whatever power wanted. Not every scientist, but more or less the entire grant-seeking, position-seeking complex showed themselves to be without integrity; they said and did whatever power wanted them to do.
Mass media was as a fear delivery system. They were devoted to capturing eyeballs with fear and monetizing outrage. Journalistic integrity was a joke at best.
Social media silenced thousands of dissenters, purely at the behest of political power. This was no less that the suppression of speech. (If you want to profit from becoming the public square, you have to act like a public square.) Free services have always been parasites, but these have shown themselves to be sycophantic to the point of fascism.
The mandatory school system, around which millions of families had arranged their lives, was ripped away in an instant.
Hate was legitimated. Political loud-mouths and televised faces have treated hate as the voice of justice, instead of the disease it is. Millions have joined in the barbarity, pretending that hate is actually duty, honor, and truth.
More could be added, but this is quite enough to make my point: The system is not what we were taught it was, and 2020 has revealed that quite well.
The System Doesn’t Deserve Us
By referring to “the system” and “us,” I’m dividing the world into two parts, and so I should be clear on what those parts are:
Us refers to producers: the people who grow food, transport it, process it, build machines, provide medical care, and so on. Everyone from the construction worker to the small business owner to the cleaning lady is a producer, and deserve great respect for what they do. We owe all the comforts of our lives, and frequently our lives altogether, to these people. 
The system refers to the entire governmental complex that takes our money and couldn’t survive without it. It also includes everything that couldn’t be what they are without them: Central banks, government school systems, businesses that live on government connections, television networks, social media behemoths, and more or less everything high and mighty. 
What I’d like is for the producers of the world to become clear on the fact that we don’t need them. Everything they “do for us” is done with our money, which they take from us by force and fraud.
And let’s be honest about this: The system is a violent, corrupt and control-obsessed entity. Millions of us would choose other arrangements if we could, but the system forbids them. Forcibly.

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PERSPECTIVE: THE BEST OF TIMES VS THE WORST OF TIMES.

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Alan E. Weston
BUSILY WAITING
[This is a brief article that is worth lingering on and contemplating. The point is, during the birth of Jesus, times for Israel were really hard, living under Roman occupation. However for those who knew the prophecies about Jesus coming were excited and that excitement overshadowed all else. For those unfamiliar with the birth of Jesus and/or the significance of that event were only focused on the brutality of Roman rule. Like today. For those of us familiar with today’s prophecy and its significance, these are exciting times. For those unfamiliar with the array of prophecy and its significance, these are very scary ominous times. History repeats. Again.]
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” These famous words penned by Charles Dickens opens his novel, A Tale of Two Cities, in which he addresses the major themes of duality, revolution, and resurrection in Paris and London during the late 18th century. These words could easily be applied as well to today’s modern world where the global scale of current events causes this to take on even more portentous meaning. Just as in Dickens novel, the stark dichotomy depends on one’s point of view.
When seen through the proper perspective it is a blessing to be living in the most exciting period of human history, the conclusion of the age of the Church of Jesus Christ. The Church was birthed on the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem about two thousand years ago. And, it will come to an end soon on the Day of the Rapture. There are very few other past events that could equal this for its pure drama, anticipation and emotional exhilaration.
One such occasion might be the time of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. The excitement surrounding this event was recorded in the gospels, right? No, not really. There were untold numbers of people living in Israel at the time, but there isn’t much excitement to be found. However, there were two groups who were greatly impacted.
One of the groups were the shepherds to which the angel of the Lord appeared announcing the Savior’s birth. Remember, shepherds were not exactly the pillars of Jewish society. Yet, they were so excited that they recklessly left their flocks behind and ran into town to see this thing that the Lord made known to them. Another group consisting of two deeply spiritual individuals, Simeon and Anna, were very excited to see the new born Jesus. When Joseph and Mary took him to the temple in Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord, Simeon held Jesus in his arms and said that he could now die in peace. Anna immediately started evangelizing everyone else. For all of these people it was the best of times.
The remaining population of Israel continued to live their lives under Roman oppression. For these people it was the worst of times. The difference between them can be summed up in one word, awareness. God’s revelation to the deplorable shepherds and His fulfillment to the spiritually waiting Simeon and Anna caused them to understand the times and be excited and fulfilled. For everyone else it was business as usual.
These same two groups exist today. There are those who are unaware of what’s really going on, angry and fearful of the lawlessness and deceptions and wishing for things to go back to normal. For them it is the worst of times. Then there are those of us who are aware and rightly understand the times we are living in, seeing the spiritual battle being waged right in front of their eyes and anticipating our glorious future. For us it is the best of times.

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LOCUSTS NOW INVADE CHILE: ADDS MORE PRESSURE ON COLLAPSING FOOD NETWORK

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Strange Sounds
Millions of locusts devastate fields, crops and pastures in Chile
Inhabitants and small farmers of Agua Amarilla and the Huacho in Combarbalá, Chile are facing the invasion of millions of locusts, devastating crops, trees and pastures.
Heavy damage has already been reported in both communities, with people starting to worry for their livelihoods and asking officials to eradicate the insect plague.
The flying insects move westward within the region of Combarbalá a trail of devastation behind them.
Here another video too:
https://www.24horas.cl/regiones/coquimbo/plaga-de-langostas-invade-combarbala-4474606
First investigations show that the locusts are the endemic Chilean species Elasmoderus Wagenknechti (Orthoptera: Tristiridae), also known as “Lobster of
Combarbalá.”
Historical books indicate that such gigantic plagues have already occurred in the past around 1970 and to a lesser extent between 1996 – 1999. But nothing similar since.
Back in June 2020, Argentina was badly hit by another biblical plague of locusts.
Biblical Swarms of Voracious Locusts Jump From Argentina to Brazil, Threatening Winter Crops – Devastating Plague Heading North With Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize Already Reporting Insects – Mexico and the U.S. Next?
Weather conditions may be forming to send a cloud of locusts in northern Argentina over the border to Brazil, threatening winter crops. That would add even more pressure on the already collapsing global food network. Weather conditions may be forming to send a cloud of locusts in northern Argentina over the border to Brazil, threatening … CONTINUE READING

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POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR GIVING UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION ‘REAL TEETH’

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
Pope Francis makes his best case for multilateralism in a new teaching letter, calling for more authority for supranational organizations like the United Nations.
“The twenty-first century is witnessing a weakening of the power of nation states, chiefly because the economic and financial sectors, being transnational, tend to prevail over the political,” the pope writes in the encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti (Brothers All), released on Sunday.
“Given this situation, it is essential to devise stronger and more efficiently organized international institutions, with functionaries who are appointed fairly by agreement among national governments, and empowered to impose sanctions,” the pope advises in the 43,000-word text.
“When we talk about the possibility of some form of world authority regulated by law, we need not necessarily think of a personal authority,” the pontiff asserts. “Still, such an authority ought at least to promote more effective world organizations, equipped with the power to provide for the global common good, the elimination of hunger and poverty and the sure defence of fundamental human rights.”
Among the possible candidates for such a role, the pope turns his attention to the United Nations Organization, with which he enjoys close ties.
“In this regard, I would also note the need for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth,” Francis declares, citing a text from his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.
“Needless to say, this calls for clear legal limits to avoid power being co-opted only by a few countries and to prevent cultural impositions or a restriction of the basic freedoms of weaker nations on the basis of ideological differences,” he writes.
The work of the United Nations, the pope insists, “can be seen as the development and promotion of the rule of law, based on the realization that justice is an essential condition for achieving the ideal of universal fraternity.”
“There is need to prevent this Organization from being delegitimized, since its problems and shortcomings are capable of being jointly addressed and resolved,” he adds.
“The seventy-five years since the establishment of the United Nations and the experience of the first twenty years of this millennium have shown that the full application of international norms proves truly effective, and that failure to comply with them is detrimental,” Francis states.
The Charter of the United Nations is “an obligatory reference point of justice and a channel of peace,” he declares, and thus “there can be no room for disguising false intentions or placing the partisan interests of one country or group above the global common good.”
Among the normative instruments for the peaceful resolution of controversies, “preference should be given to multilateral agreements between states, because, more than bilateral agreements, they guarantee the promotion of a truly universal common good and the protection of weaker states,” he declares.

POPE FRANCIS GOES FULL COMMUNIST

Andrea Widburg
In an encyclical published on Sunday, Pope Francis announced that he’d had an epiphany thanks to the Wuhan virus: It’s time to ditch capitalism. But that’s not all. He believes, too, that in a time of a serious infectious disease, we should focus even harder on open borders.  And he blithely upended almost two millennia of Church doctrine by doing away with St. Augustine’s “just war” theory.
These actions reflect Francis’s Catholic upbringing within the communist “liberation theology” of the Latin American church. They may also show the effects of his ongoing alliance with Chinese communists and with Muslims.
Fox Business sums up the gist of Francis’s communist dreams (emphasis mine)
“Aside from the differing ways that various countries responded to the crisis, their inability to work together became quite evident,” Francis wrote. “Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality.”
He cited the grave loss of millions of jobs as a result of the virus as evidence of the need for politicians to listen to popular movements, unions and marginalized groups and to craft more just social and economic policies.
“The fragility of world systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything can be resolved by market freedom,” he wrote. “It is imperative to have a proactive economic policy directed at ‘promoting an economy that favours productive diversity and business creativity’ and makes it possible for jobs to be created, and not cut.”’
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As an outgrowth of that, Francis rejected the concept of an absolute right to property for individuals, stressing instead the “social purpose” and common good that must come from sharing the Earth’s resources. He repeated his criticism of the “perverse” global economic system, which he said consistently keeps the poor on the margins while enriching the few — an argument he made most fully in his 2015 landmark environmental encyclical “Laudato Sii” (Praised Be).
Lastly, the Pope seeks something he calls a greater “human fraternity.” In doing so, he relies upon a document he composed with the grand imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar.
The Pope is perhaps too naïve to recognize that, in Islam, the house of fraternity and peace (Dar al-Islam) is a world in which everyone is Islamic. Outside of the Islamic world is the world of war (Dar al-Harb), and every faithful Muslim must wage jihad to achieve that “peaceful,” fraternal world. Or, as Tacitus wrote when quoting Calgacus, a Caledonian who fought Rome’s imperial reach, “they [the Romans] make a desert and call it peace.”
Pope Francis, bathed in a historical ignorance, also concluded that there can be no “just wars”:
“It is very difficult nowadays to invoke the rational criteria elaborated in earlier centuries to speak of the possibility of a ‘just war,’” Francis wrote in the most controversial new element of the encyclical.
Both the Chinese and the Islamists must be delighted to read those words. Hitler would have liked them too. Had Frances been in the Papacy during WWII, all of Europe would have been enslaved to Germany, and all Jews, not just six million, would have been slaughtered. Homosexuals, gypsies, people with mental and physical disabilities, and anyone else that the Germans dehumanized would have also found their way to the gas chambers.
As with everything he’s done since attaining the papal throne, Frances intends to undo all of the good work that the great John Paul II did in pursuit of human freedom and dignity.

POPE FRANCIS: CV HAS PROVEN CAPITALISM DOESN’T WORK,

Pope Francis says COVID-19 has proved capitalism does not work
By AP 
Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity and rejects war at all costs.
Francis on Sunday laid out his vision for a post-COVID world by uniting the core elements of his social teachings into a new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti” (Brothers All), which was released on the feast day of his namesake, the peace-loving St. Francis of Assisi.
The document draws its inspiration from the teachings of St. Francis and the pope’s previous preaching on the injustices of the global economy and its destruction of the planet and pairs them with his call for greater human solidarity to address today’s problems.
In the encyclical, Francis rejected even the Catholic Church’s own doctrine justifying war as a means of legitimate defence, saying it had been too broadly applied over the centuries and was no longer viable.
“It is very difficult nowadays to invoke the rational criteria elaborated in earlier centuries to speak of the possibility of a ‘just war,’” Francis wrote in the most controversial new element of the encyclical.
‘Denying reality’
Francis had started writing the encyclical, the third of his pontificate, before the coronavirus struck and upended everything from the global economy to everyday life. He said the pandemic, however, had confirmed his belief that current political and economic institutions must be reformed to address the legitimate needs of the people most harmed by the coronavirus.
“Aside from the differing ways that various countries responded to the crisis, their inability to work together became quite evident,” Francis wrote.
“Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality.”
He cited the grave loss of millions of jobs as a result of the virus as evidence of the need for politicians to listen to popular movements, unions and marginalised groups and to craft more just social and economic policies.
“The fragility of world-systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything can be resolved by market freedom,” he wrote. “It is imperative to have a proactive economic policy directed at ‘promoting an economy that favours productive diversity and business creativity’ and makes it possible for jobs to be created, and not cut.”
He denounced populist politics that seek to demonise and isolate, and called for a “culture of encounter” that promotes dialogue, solidarity and a sincere effort at working for the common good.
As an outgrowth of that, Francis repeated his criticism of the “perverse” global economic system, which he said consistently keeps the poor on the margins while enriching the few. Francis rejected the concept of an absolute right to property for individuals, stressing instead the “social purpose” and common good that must come from sharing the Earth’s resources.
Francis once again rejected “trickle-down” economic theory as he did in the first major mission statement of his papacy, the 2013 Evangelii Gaudium, (The Joy of the Gospel), saying it simply doesn’t achieve what it claims.
“Neo-liberalism simply reproduces itself by resorting to magic theories of ‘spill-over’ or ‘trickle’ — without using the name — as the only solution to societal problems,” he wrote. “There is little appreciation of the fact that the alleged ‘spillover’ does not resolve the inequality that gives rise to new forms of violence threatening the fabric of society.”
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THE BLESSED HOPE AND THOSE WHO SEEK TO DIVORCE THIS MESSAGE FROM THE GOSPEL

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Jonathan Brentner
THE TRAGIC DIVORCE OF OUR “BLESSED HOPE” FROM THE GOSPEL
Somewhere in the past a tragic divorce occurred; theologians decided we must separate the return of Jesus for His church from the proclamation of the Gospel. The results of this untimely divorce have led to a dearth of understanding among believers regarding Jesus’ appearing and the joyful anticipation that comes with such awareness.
We witnessed this estrangement of Bible prophecy from the Gospel in the June 19. 2019 decision of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). On that day, the members of the EFCA voted to remove the word “premillennial” from their statement of faith. I wrote about this decision in a post called The EFCA Turns Away from Premillennialism.
The reasoning behind this decision was that its members should unite on the essentials of the faith and not let periphery matters such as the teachings of premillennialism exclude others from their fellowship. They thus separated a literal tribulation, the millennial reign of Jesus, and the rapture from what they regarded as the essentials of the Gospel. I defended the founders of the EFCA at the time as they clearly regarded these basics of premillennialism as essential items of faith when they formed the EFCA.
Many New Testament texts connect Jesus’ imminent appearing for His church with the Gospel hope of believers (Titus 2:11-14; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Cor. 1:7; 1 Thess. 1:8-10; 1 Cor. 15:51-55; Rom. 8:23-25). Our departure from the earth and receiving of imperishable bodies were essential elements of the Gospel hope of New Testament saints. Why has this changed so drastically in our day?
The divorce of the rapture from the Gospel has resulted in a near blackout of teaching about our blessed hope in most churches. This negatively impacts new believers as well as seasoned saints as it leaves them ill-prepared to live in a fear-ridden society because such teaching provides no prophetic context into which they can place the violence and lawlessness of our day or the push for a New World Order. 
Reuniting the specifics of our eternal hope with the Gospel is also essential for the following reasons:
IT COMPLETES THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL
The book of 1 Thessalonians reveals that the hope of Jesus’ soon appearing was an essential facet of the Gospel that Paul preached during his short stay in Thessalonica. Notice what the apostle wrote about the reception of his Gospel message among the new converts:
For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. (1 Thessalonians 1:8-10)
The immediate outcome of the Thessalonians’ saving faith was to wait for Jesus’ appearing or the rapture. Paul included the return of Jesus for His church in his preaching to them from the beginning of his time in the city. Why else would they have responded to his message by instantly focusing their expectations on Jesus’ return for them?
The new converts in Thessalonica so fixed their hope on their departure from the earth that when some in their midst died, they grieved unnecessarily thinking they would miss out on the rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-19). In response, Paul emphasized the primary place of the “dead in Christ” telling his converts that Jesus would resurrect them first at his appearing (4:16).
In Romans 8:23, Paul identifies a key aspect of the rapture, “the redemption of our bodies, and then says this in verse 24, “For in this hope we were saved.” Paul regarded this event we call the “rapture” as a key aspect of his preaching because it signified the “hope” contained in the saving message of the Gospel. We see a similar connection of hope to the Gospel in Colossians 1:4-5.
The “good news” of our salvation does not end with Jesus’ resurrection, it includes His return for us. Jesus promises eternal life to all who believe in Him and that joyous new life begins with His return for us, the rapture, when He gives us immortal bodies (1 Cor. 15:51-55) and takes us to the place He has prepared for us (John 14:2-3).
IT FOCUSES THE EYES OF BELIEVERS ON THEIR ETERNAL HOPE
One sad result of this sorrowful divorce is that it has taken the eyes of believers away from their ultimate hope. The purposeful neglect of Bible prophecy in many churches today has resulted in the suppression of the ultimate good news of the Gospel. Very few pastors today talk about what happens at the moment Jesus returns for His church (1 Cor. 15:51-55; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Thess. 4:16-17).
Pastors who attribute God’s promises of restoration for Israel to allegory rarely if ever talk about Jesus’ promises of physical and inner wholeness for New Testament saints that begin at the moment of our departure from the earth. They make death the expectation of the saints rather than Jesus’ glorious appearing. I once heard a pastor loudly proclaim that everyone in attendance would someday die. Such a message contradicts Paul’s words in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 and 1 Corinthians 15:51.
We do not know when Jesus will come for us, but as we watch the signs of the last days converge as never before, it’s not unreasonable to assume that many of us will be alive at the time. Does this not draw our eyes to Jesus and the hope of His appearing? It could happen at any moment!
The net impact of this divorce is that it focuses the eyes of believers on this life rather than that of joys ahead for them in eternity. When a teacher reconciles the Gospel and Jesus’ appearing, the saints look upward with eager anticipation (Phil. 3:20-21) rather than downward where death and despair reign. More than that, biblical prophecy puts current events in perspective.
IT PRESERVES THE PURITY OF THE GOSPEL
The defense of premillennialism, which includes a belief in the rapture, a literal seven-year tribulation, and Jesus’ thousand-year reign, is a defense of the purity of the Gospel.
During the fifth century AD, the majority of those in the church switched from premillennialism to the amillennialism advocated by Augustine, which he based on the allegorization of many prophetic texts in God’s Word. Later, the church applied Augustine’s methodology to Scripture passages related to the Gospel and the purity of its message disappeared from the organized church during what we know as the “dark ages.”
The abandonment of justification by faith in the church began centuries earlier with the allegorization of biblical texts related to the millennial promises God made to Israel.
The church in the United Kingdom provides us with a modern-day example of how such amillennialism morphs into false teaching. Although I receive several e-mails from many premillennialists who live there, the leaders of this church have long since adopted the precepts of amillennialism.
Once a pastor, church, or denomination relegates a prophetic passage to allegory, others apply this same methodology to other biblical passages and false teaching ensues. This will surely happen to the EFCA someday if the Lord does not come for us before then.
Whether for the sake of those coming to faith in Jesus or for those already in the faith, we must reunite the message of the Gospel with our “blessed hope.” The divorce of the two has done much damage to the purity of the Gospel.
The message of the Gospel is this: Jesus died on the cross for our sins, was buried, rose again on the third day, ascended to heaven, and is coming again to give us imperishable, immortal bodies and take us to the place He has prepared for us. Jesus’ resurrection is absolutely critical to our hope, but the Gospel message does not end there. Jesus’ resurrection means that we, too, will live forever with bodies that will never grow old, get sick, or die. This is the future tense of the Gospel for all who believe.
The New Testament specifies the results of saving faith (John 3:14-18) as that of waiting for Jesus’ imminent appearing (Titus 2:11-14; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Thess. 1:8-10), as immortality (1 Cor. 15:51-55), reigning with Jesus in His kingdom (Rev. 5:9-10), and an amazing eternity on a new earth enjoying the most beautiful city imaginable, the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21-22), where sorrow, pain, sickness, tears, and death will no longer exist.
Please do not take my words to imply that we fail to treat fellow believers with brotherly love and respect or that we bully them or their ministries because we disagree with them on our future hope. No, this is not at all what I am saying. We must respect other believers and remain “apt to teach” those who oppose the truth as we have the opportunity (2 Tim. 2:24-26). I confess that I have not always been the best at doing this with such “gentleness,” but I am learning.
My point is this: the tragic divorce of our “blessed hope” from the message of the Gospel has sadly led to a focus on temporal outcomes within the church today, the loss of an excited anticipation of Jesus’ return for us, and the loss of preserving the purity of the Gospel that sadly impacts future generations who apply the same methodology used to deny premillennialism to other clear passages of God’s Word.

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Why (Ezekiel 38) Will Precede (Daniel 9)

The Council At Jerusalem
They all came together in Jerusalem, where James, the Lord’s half brother, and head of the Church in Jerusalem set them straight. Israel is being temporarily set aside, he told them, while the Lord takes out of the Gentiles a people for Himself.  After that, He will restore Israel to allow the remnant of mankind one more chance to seek Him (Acts 15:13-18). Therefore, Gentiles would not be required to convert to Judaism in the process of becoming Christians.
The Greek word translated “take” in Acts 15:14 means to carry away for one’s own purpose and the one translated “out of” means to remove from a specified time and place. Before restoring Israel to fellowship with Him, the Lord will take a people for Himself out of the time and place of the Gentiles. James was describing the rapture of the Church and saying it will precede Daniel’s 70th Week.
Paul, who was at the meeting, confirmed this by saying Israel has been blinded in part until the full number of Gentiles has come in. After that Israel will be saved (Romans 11:25).  This is another testimony that the rapture of the church will precede Israel’s restoration and redemption. From these two prophecies, we understand that Israel’s rejection of the Messiah did not end the Old Covenant. It merely interrupted its 490-year post-exilic duration 7 years short of its allotted time. After the Church is gone this seven years has to be completed.
“He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him” (Daniel 9:27).
The final seven years will begin with a covenant to be signed by the “ruler who will come”, mentioned in Daniel 9:26. Gabriel said this leader will come from the people who would destroy the city and the sanctuary after the Messiah’s execution. In the middle of this last seven years He will put an end to sacrifices and offerings by setting up the Abomination of Desolation which kicks off the 3 ½ year Great Tribulation (Matt. 24:15-21).
Put this all together and you can begin to see why I believe the Rapture of the Church will precede the beginning of Daniel’s missing 70th week. According to these prophecies, the church has to be gone before Israel returns to their covenant relationship with the Lord.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL
But my main purpose in reviewing all this with you is to find the answer to one other very important question, and here it is. What event will suddenly cause Israel, currently a predominantly secular nation, to officially restore their Old Covenant relationship with God? The study of human nature tells us that while people typically fall away from their beliefs gradually, they don’t come back to them the same way. Usually, some external change or event, often catastrophic in nature, has to take place to snap them back. And so it will be for Israel.
And remember, it has to be a return to the Old Covenant because they’re seven years short of completing the time God promised them.  And the first half of those final seven years includes sacrifice and offerings, a requirement of Old Covenant worship. If it was the rapture of the Church that gets their attention they’d be motivated to enter a New Covenant relationship rather than return to the Old Covenant. Something else has to happen to bring them back.  And it will.
An unexpected event that will threaten Israel’s very existence is set to take place soon and God will use it to bring the whole nation running back to Him, ending a 2000 year estrangement. This event won’t be a protracted one that causes them to slowly conclude that they’re doomed and drive them to their knees in a desperate plea for help. Rather it will be one orchestrated and executed by God Himself for the specific purpose of opening spiritual eyes that have been blinded since that first Palm Sunday. It will happen so fast that they won’t realize what has transpired until it’s all over.
God will cause a coalition of enemy forces to strike Israel without warning.  They’ll come in such numbers that it will seem like a cloud has covered the land, and when they do, He will decimate them with torrents of rain, hailstones, and burning sulfur. Then He’ll sow confusion in the ranks making them turn on each other. When it’s over there will be so many dead bodies that it will take Israel seven months just to bury them all.
Of course, the event I’m referring to is the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39. Four times during Ezekiel’s prophecy of this battle God’s objective was made clear. Ezekiel 38:23, 39:7, 39:22, 39:28 all tell us His goal is to show His greatness and holiness to Israel and the nations so Israel will know He’s the Lord their God. This is the event that will cause Israel’s national reconciliation with God and kick off the remaining seven years of the Old Covenant.
Today there appears to be a growing desire among some in Israel for a Temple. But if you read between the lines you’ll see it’s a nationalistic movement, not a spiritual one. Advocates are hoping a Temple will underscore their right to the land by demonstrating their historical presence there. But this movement is by no means reflective of the national mindset. Most people realize the danger of such a thing.
But after the Battle of Ezekiel 38, the demand for a Temple will be a spiritual movement that will represent the great majority of people in Israel. They’ll want to worship the God they’ve rediscovered, and Old Covenant worship requires a Temple. It won’t be just a monument to their past but a necessity for their future. And with the great victory, God will have just handed them, who will dare to deny them? Even the coming world leader will appear to be championing their cause, enforcing a covenant that will allow them to build their Temple. To Israel, it will seem like peace has finally come.
ONE MORE TIME
Sad to say, even after so great a victory the Battle of Ezekiel 38 won’t result in a permanent peace for Israel. They’ll discover they’ve been deceived by the very one they thought to be their champion, bringing about the worst period of persecution the Jewish people have ever known. And this time when foreign nations are mobilized against them, it won’t be just a regional coalition. Zechariah 12:3 says all the nations of the world will line up against Israel. This time Israel will know in advance what their fate will likely be and will come crawling to God for help (Hosea 6:1-2).
This time God won’t just use His signature weapons of rain, hail, earthquakes, and fire that He can deliver from afar. Nor will He sow confusion into the enemy’s mind to have them defeat themselves. This time He’ll fill the sky with the armies of heaven, with His own Son at their head and the Son will slay them all with just the Word of His mouth. This time they won’t spend multiple months burying the dead because God will summon great flocks of birds to devour the carcasses (Rev. 19:11-21).
This time will be different because it won’t be only the Father they will have recognized. This time it will be the Son as well (Zech 12:10). The reconciliation will finally be complete and the Kingdom Age will begin. You can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah 09-08-12.

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JESUS CHRIST RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS “IMMINENT

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

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DON’T WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE

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

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