World Events Pointing to the Rapture and the Soon Return of Jesus
•Sep 22, 2020
Amid Clash in LAC (Sept 22,2020) China-India Warships intercept each other in Indian Ocean Region
•Sep 21, 2020
Amid Clash in LAC, China-India Warships intercept each other in Indian Ocean Region The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s 36th escort task force, comprising a guided-missile destroyer, a missile frigate and a supply vessel, is understood to have entered the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) after having set sail on 3 September, ThePrint has learnt. While the ships are meant for anti-piracy operations, the deployment comes as the PLA seeks to project its dominance in the IOR even as tensions run high between India and China along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Sources in the defence and security establishment said the task force is understood to have entered the IOR. The sources refused to comment if the Chinese deployment is being tracked, but said the Indian Navy keeps a close watch on waters around India.
China simulates attack on US-China rehearsing takeover of Taiwan-Russia warns US of dangerous acts
•Sep 21, 2020
You will hear the following in this Broadcast: -Russia warns US: Putin attacks Trump and NATO over ‘provocative and dangerous’ acts -Russian fighter scrambled to intercept US maritime patrol plane over Black Sea -US deploys armored vehicles to Syria & steps up air patrols after dust-up with Russian forces -US Offers Russia to Extend START Treaty for Less Than Five Years -Taiwan’s armed forces have ‘right to counter attack,’ military warns after China’s large-scale drills -China’s air force seems to use video to simulate attack on US air base: report -China ‘rehearsing takeover’ of island – horrifying warning sent to Trump -India tests new French fighter jets in skies near China border
Crashed “Flying Saucer” Discovered in Antarctica on Google Earth
•Sep 21, 2020
US triggers sanction-snapback on Iran;Honduras to move embassy to Jerusalem-TV7 Israel News 21.09.20
•Sep 21, 2020
Today’s top stories 21.09.20; 1) The President of the central-American state of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, announced his intension to relocate his country’s Embassy in Israel from the city of Rishon LeTsiyon to Jerusalem. 2) The United States announced that sanctions are being re-imposed on Iran, pursuant to the snapback process, under UN Security Council Resolution 2231 3) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent mixed signals about his intentions vis-à-vis the Eastern Mediterranean – amid heightened tensions with Greece and Cyprus is particular, and the European Union in general.
The End: (Part 3)
•Sep 22, 2020
The End: (Part 3) // 2 Peter 3:10-13 Peter’s closing statement to the pilgrims of Christ, you are on a course equipped on this journey towards the coming of the Day of God. You know the joy that awaits in the presence of God, a divine confidence that transcends our purpose to live godly lives, with holy obedience, and invite others to be ready! Pastor Jack Hibbs
Prophecy Update – Choosing Sides
•Sep 21, 2020
Prophecy Update – Choosing Sides Pastor JD talks about the dangers of arguing and choosing sides against those with opposing views, chiefly concerning the recent Abraham Accords. Connect with Pastor J.D. Farag on Social Media to stay updated on his latest Bible Prophecy teachings and End Times-related news. Those wishing to give to Calvary Chapel Kaneohe, please visit https://calvarychapelkaneohe.com/dona… Connect with Pastor J.D. Farag on Social Media to stay updated on his latest Bible Prophecy teachings and End Times-related news. Connect with Pastor J.D. Farag on Social Media to stay updated on his latest Bible Prophecy teachings and End Times-related news.
LATEST NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES PRESENTATION – (TUESDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2020)
(THIS IS THE WORLD’S CURRENT TIMELINE)
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not
THIS IS THE WORLD’S VERY NEAR FUTURE:
Matt. 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be
WE PREACH THE BLESSED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
“And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.”
Here Jesus was alluding to the fact that the Doctrine of Eternal Security WILL EXPIRE WITH THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
SO WON’T YOU ACCEPT JESUS NOW AND BE REMOVED FROM THAT EVENT (OF TRIBULATION) AND LIVE FOREVER WITH JESUS IN THE FAMILY OF GOD?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Dr. David Reagan
I want to share some thoughts with you today that I hope will be helpful in dealing with the crises we are facing in our society today, such as the pandemic, the stock market crisis, and unemployment. It is taken from a book that most Christians have never read. It’s taken from the Old Testament Minor Prophet known as Habakkuk.
Habakkuk was a prophet of God who went out and called his nation of Judah to repentance. He kept calling them and calling them, but nothing happened.
Finally, Habakkuk got impatient. So, he goes to God and he says: “Lord, I preached my heart out, but nobody is paying any attention. I told them if they did not repent that you were going to pour out your wrath. Well, they haven’t repented! Where’s your wrath? When are you going to do something, Lord?”
And the Lord responded and He said: “Cool it! Just cool it. It’s coming. The wrath is coming. I’m going to send in the Babylonians and they’re going to destroy your nation.”
Well, Habakkuk was quite taken aback. So, he said: “But, Lord, I wanted only a little bit of wrath. What you’re sending is a whole lot of wrath!”
He added: “I have a question for you, Lord.” What he asked ended up being a very profound question, one that some of you may even be asking today. Habakkuk asked, “How can you justify punishing those who are evil with those who are more evil?”
And, do you know what? God never answered that question. Why? Because He never answers questions like that. But, what God did was He gave Habakkuk an answer, and this was the answer. It has become one of the most famous statements made in the whole Bible, even repeated three times in the New Testament. It’s found in Habakkuk 2:4. God said, “Habakkuk, the righteous shall live by faith.”
Wow! That’s a tough answer. That’s a call for tough faith. In other words, what God was saying was, “Quit asking me questions and simply believe that I know what’s best, that I am sovereign, and that I have it all in my hands.”
Well, Habakkuk wrestled with that and wrestled with that and wrestled with that. And, when Habakkuk got to the end of his book, he decided that’s what he was going to do. He would exercise tough faith.
Listen to these words. These are some of the greatest words about tough faith found anywhere in the Bible. It can be found in Habakkuk 3 where he ends the last chapter with these words. Habakkuk said:
“Here’s where I am, Lord. If the fig tree does not blossom, if there’s no fruit on the vines, if there’s no yield of the olive trees, if the fields produce no food, if the flocks should be cut off from the fold, if there be no cattle in the stalls; yet I will still exalt in the Lord my God. I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength. And He has made my feet like hind’s feet, and makes me walk on the high places.” Habakkuk 3
That, folks, is tough faith! And, that’s the kind of faith we need today. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING … Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)
WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
Is another famine looming in China? The Red Dragon struggles to meet basic food demands SQ; JUST ISSUED A SPECIAL REPORT TO ALL MY Q-FILES
GENERAL WORLD NEWS:
GENERAL WORLD CORONAVIRUS NEWS:
1Tim. 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows
MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:
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 (TUESDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2020)
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 37-38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
But before that we have to go through the Birth Pangs, leading up to the Tribulation of Mankind; and I feel that the beginning of Matthew 24 explains that time very well. We are currently in the Birth Pangs (Even though Matthew 24: is directed at the Jewish Nation, it still reflects Biblical Prophecy for the whole World at this time):
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
GENERAL PROPHETIC NEWS SECTION:
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Jonathan C. Brentner
On September 15, 2020, President Trump presided over the signing of peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as well as between Israel and Bahrain. Fox News reported President Trump as saying that the deals would form “the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region.”
From a biblical prophecy standpoint, how are we to regard these peace accords that the Trump administration refers to as the “Abrahamic Accord?” Opinions vary widely within the Christian community. Many welcomed the news of these agreements and praised the President and his team for achieving these milestone accords.
Others, such as a popular prophecy speaker, did not share the excitement of those celebrating the deals. He criticized them because of the dividing of the Land inherent in them, which is also a feature of the Deal of the Century unveiled back in January.
Jared Kushner’s statement regarding these deals lends credibility to this prophecy teacher’s critique. He said, “We were trying to save the two-state solution…If we kept going with the status quo…ultimately, Israel would have eaten up all the land in the West Bank.” In other words, he praised these deals for stopping Israel from occupying more of their Land.
Kushner’s statement negated any enthusiasm I might have had for these accords. I love the response of Terry James to Kushner, “In God’s view, no area of land He gave Israel is negotiable. There is no room whatsoever for a ‘two-state solution’ to any problem Israel’s surrounding neighbours have in failing to be at peace with the Jewish State.”
The peace deals recently inked on the White House lawn have clear prophetic implications. However, does that mean they will stabilize the Middle East and provide needed security for Israel? I believe the answer is “no” to that question because of the following considerations.
THEY REPRESENT A FURTHER ALIGNING OF NATIONS PER EZEKIEL 38
According to Ezekiel 38, the countries who signed these peace deals with Israel are not part of the last days’ invasion of Israel. Many Bible scholars believe that the opening verses of this chapter identify Russia, Iran, and Turkey as the leaders of the future Gog Magog attack on Israel (38:1-6). And just as Ezekiel predicted long ago, these nations currently pose the greatest threat to Israel’s security with their forces and weapons positioned in Syria.
Ezekiel also specified people groups who would not invade the Land during the Gog-Magog war, but merely protest, “Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its leaders will say to you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?’” (38:13). Most prophecy experts believe that “Sheba and Dedan” refer to Arab nations as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.
The Heritage Foundation listed several benefits for Israel from the two agreements stating that they “clear the way for Israel, Bahrain, and the UAE to ramp up trade, investment, tourism, and technical and strategic cooperation against Iran.” These are true, at least for the short-term.
But I find it interesting that the statement lists “cooperation against Iran” as a positive outcome. The Bible says that when Iran along with Russian and Turkey attack, these nations will merely protest rather than defend Israel. Only God will come to her defense.
THEY CONFIRM THE EMPHASIS ON PEACE DURING THE LAST DAYS
Everyone who spoke at the signing ceremony for the peace accords emphasized “peace and security.” Since neither Bahrain or the United Arab Emirates pose any threat to Israel, these comments must refer to the Palestinian hostility toward Israel and that somehow these agreements will pressure the Palestinians to make a similar deal for peace.
The summation of these deals on the Heritage Foundation website confirms this, “The Bahrain and UAE diplomatic pacts could lead Palestinians to adopt a more realistic negotiating position and join the other Arab states on the peace train.”
The apostle Paul tells us these words will be the buzz words of the world in the last days, “While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.” (1 Thess. 5:3). It’s when the world revels in the mindset of peace that the wrath of God descends on the world with a loud bang.
TURKEY WARNS ARMENIA TO ‘STOP PLAYING WITH FIRE’
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/turkey-warns-armenia-to-stop-playing-with-fire/?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=push%notificationss&utm_content=varies – By News Desk
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 P.M.) – The Turkish Ministry of Defence issued a warning to the Armenian authorities on Monday, following the killing of an Azerbaijani soldier along the border.
In a tweet via their official account, the Turkish Ministry of Defence called on the Armenian authorities to immediately stop “playing with fire.”
“Armenia, which illegally occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, has now violated the ceasefire in the Tovuz region and a heroic Azerbaijani soldier has been martyred,” the ministry said.
The Turkish defence added, “We extend our condolences to all Azerbaijani brothers and sisters. Armenia must stop playing with fire immediately!”
On Monday, the Azerbaijani Ministry of defence announced that the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border was tense and that these tensions led to the killing of an Azerbaijani soldier as a result of the mutual exchange of hostilities.
“The situation on the line of contact between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces and towards the state border with Armenia is increasingly exacerbated by the enemy. Recently, the increasing cases of serious ceasefire violations by the Armenian armed forces units have seriously worsened,” the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence said.
They said, “As a result of another provocation of the enemy in the direction of Tovuz on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, a sergeant of the Azerbaijani army, Mammadov, Ilshan Alioglu was killed.”
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence held “Armenia’s military and political leadership fully responsible for the escalation of the situation on the front.”
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, CHINA ON TRACK FOR GLOBAL SUPERPOWER STATUS
By PNW Staff September 21, 2020
China has long been accused of economic aggression in order to expand its influence worldwide, but it is now seeking a powerful military force to support its goals.
A new report released by the Department of Defence on China’s military and it’s role in China’s broader foreign policy shows the US has been sleeping while China has been growing.
The Pentagon assessment of Chinese military power states it has outstripped the US in numbers of warships, land-based missiles and air defence systems.
Not only is this a major blow to US pride, it could ultimately be a dangerous mistake.
Americans do not understand the severity of China’s military threats, particularly its ability to strike the U.S. mainland with a nuclear weapon, a senior U.S. commander said Monday.
“I get apprehensive that we are not fully conscious as a nation of the threats that we face. China now has the capability … to directly threaten our homeland from a ballistic missile submarine. That’s a pretty watershed moment,” said Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which has a mission to protect the country by deterring such attacks and, if that fails, prepare to respond.
China is busy building a world-class military, and is expected to pose a direct challenge to US military power in the coming decades.
With most expecting China’s economy to be considerably larger than America’s by mid-century, and with China now having the second-largest research and development budget in the world for science and technology, it certainly is a plausible scenario.
Gordan Chang, an expert analyst on China, has warned the United States shouldn’t be enriching “a hostile regime” that is “configuring its military to kill Americans”.
China has already overtaken the U.S. Navy in number of warships and now boasts the largest navy in the world with 350 warships (with 360 expected by the end of this decade). The U.S. Navy has a battle force of 293 ships.
China is also on track to double the size of its nuclear warhead stockpile while expanding foreign military bases capable of attacking the United States — worrying signs that Beijing is seeking global superpower status, the Pentagon warned.
Chinese nuclear forces currently include large numbers of silo-based and road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles, along with an array of high-tech weapons including multiple-warhead missiles and ultra-high-speed hypersonic glide vehicles.
The PLA has rapidly built up numbers of 4,000-mile-range DF-26 missiles — one of two “aircraft-carrier-killing” weapons with enough precision to strike ships at sea. The PLA now has 200 DF-26 missiles capable of firing either conventional or nuclear warheads against Navy ships in the Pacific.
There are also rumour’s of China experimenting with the use of drone swarms to take out US ships if the precision missiles don’t do the job.
Other new systems include theatre-range precision strike nuclear weapons designed to counter American ballistic missile defences, advanced intelligence systems and space based weapons.
In keeping with its ambition to have a modernized military, China is seeking to dominate space, as evidenced by the quantities of space launches it has conducted over the years.
It has even its own satellite killer, the Shiyan, which is equipped with grab arms. The Shiyan satellite has performed at least one successful capture using its grappling arm, capable of throwing other satellites out of orbit or disabling them while stripping them of their useful parts.
Other weapons pulled from the pages of science fiction include lasers and magnets.
China is even planning a permanent base on the Moon as part of its dual military and commercial program.
Rick Fisher, senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Centre, warns that the biggest key to thwarting Chinese dominance in space will be denying Beijing control over the Moon and the region of space between it and the Earth.
“If America fails to beat China back to the moon to secure commanding positions that can help deter conflict, we are then condemning our country and military forces to many future wars with China,” Mr. Fisher said.
He further warned “China is pursuing many threats to our space capabilities, including reversible jamming, directed energy weapons, cyber threats, orbital threats, and kinetic energy threats from ground-based missiles.
The Chinese believe that future wars will revolve around joint operations involving not only land, air, and naval forces, but also space and the field of electronic warfare necessary for dominance in information technology. China, therefore, wants to deny an adversary like the US the use of space, and must give the Chinese military all of the advantages it needs.
As a result, China has developed the ability to target enemy space-based facilities (from the ground or from space) and their all-important data links. Jamming and electronic warfare complement anti-satellite weapons (which China has already tested), each of which can achieve effective mission assassinations against US and allied satellites.
Determined to replace the US as the dominant power in space, China already jumped ahead of the US with its own space force branch in 2015, years ahead of the new Space Force that President Trump has recently launched.
For decades, China analysts in Washington have been downplaying or denying the possibility that China could become a global challenge to the United States, this year’s China Military Report now acknowledges it is being built in plain sight.
China, in a recent defence white paper, said the United States was the “main instigator” of global instability and the cause of international strategic competition.
Chad Sbragia, deputy assistant defence secretary for China, warned that “Within the context of China’s national strategy … It is likely that China will aim to develop a military by mid century equal to, and in many cases superior to, the United States’ military, or any other great power that the Chinese view as a threat”.
Things are changing rapidly in China’s drive for great power status and some analysts warn that potential conflict with China could come sooner than expected as it pursues aggressive policies with its neighbours that include the unification of Taiwan, Macao and Hong Kong which are essential” to Xi’s vision of a greater China.
CHINA IS FACING FAMINE, MAJOR FOOD SHORTAGES
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Strange Sounds
China, which embarked on the mission of becoming a superpower by showing its economic and military might to the world, now may be brought to its knees over a shortage of food.
Reduction in overall domestic food production; a recent deluge in the Yangtze River basin, the rice bowl of China; and a slash in imports, mostly aggravated by deteriorating diplomatic relations, has caused Beijing to hit the panic button.
Chinese President Xi Jinping recently launched the “Clean Plate” campaign to ensure that food supplies do not deplete quickly and bring about a repetition of the 1959 Great Famine, in which millions of people starved to death.
And recent skirmishes along the Sino-Indian border, as well as China’s aggression in the South China Sea, may be Xi’s strategy to divert attention from China’s pending food crisis, just as Mao Zedong did in 1962 to mask the failed Great Leap Forward movement.
The Yangtze River basin, which accounts for 70 percent of China’s rice production, has seen the worst floods since 1939, damaging millions of acres of cropland.
According to the China Meteorological Administration, the country has experienced a 20 percent increase in heavy rainfall since 1961, taking the water level of more than 400 rivers above the flood control line, with 33 of them reaching record highs.
The heavy rain has ravaged vast swaths of industrial and agricultural land, and experts warn the worst may be yet to come.
Food prices are soaring
Soaring prices of agricultural products are stoking food-security jitters in China. According to the China’s National Bureau of Statistics, food prices went up by 13 percent in July, compared to the previous July.
The price of pork rose about 85 percent. On a year-on-year basis, food prices have increased by 10 percent in 2020 — the price of corn is 20 percent higher and the price of soybeans, 30 percent.
According to global financial group Nomura, China’s agricultural GDP could fall by nearly a percentage point in the July-September quarter, rendering losses of $1.7 billion (USD) in the agriculture output.
Chinese brokerage firm Shenwan Hongyuan has anticipated that China could lose 11.2 million tons of grains this year, compared to last year.
Although Xi claimed that the country’s grain output increased this year, imports of grains have gone up almost 22 percent, to 74 million tons in the first half of this year. Imports of wheat went up by a whopping 197 percent during the period.
This has forced Beijing to release 62.5 tons of rice, 50 tons of corn and 760,000 tons of soybeans from its strategic reserve — the amount is significantly higher than last year.
Insect infestations also have caused great damage to China’s food sector.
An invasion of fall armyworms and locusts devoured millions of acres of wheat and corn crops this year.
African swine fever has forced authorities to kill more than 180 million pigs, or about 40 percent of China’s swine population, causing prices to soar. Imports of meat have jumped significantly in just one year.
It may come as no surprise that China has spoiled bilateral relations with those nations on whom it depends for its food. Increased hostilities, coupled with pandemic-related disruption in the supply chain and global commodity markets, have created huge barriers for Beijing to meet its domestic consumption demands and ensure enough stock for “rainy days.”
The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia are among the top exporters of agriculture commodities to China. Despite its dispute over tariffs with the U.S., China still remains heavily dependent on the United States to meet its food demand.
China’s agricultural imports in 2019 were pegged at $13.8 billion (USD), up from $9.1 billion in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Even during the first quarter of 2020, China imported farm products from the U.S. worth $5.08 billion, while its exports dropped by 17.2 percent in January and February and 6.6 percent in March.
Beijing has shot itself in its foot by banning agricultural products from Australia over its demand for an independent inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak.
Similarly, farm trade with Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia and India are in the doldrums over different issues, including the potential security threat from Huawei and border skirmishes.
China’s food shortfall will only get worse in coming years unless it undertakes major agricultural reforms, warns the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
A key question is, can China buy enough food to feed its 1.4 billion people if domestic production does not increase and imports are its only mainstay?
Surely, China’s food self-sufficiency rate must increase, but the current situation appears to preclude such an improvement.
It is difficult to ascertain the real situation since information coming out of China may not reflect the true severity of the crisis.
However, Xi’s statements on the need for “gastronomic discipline” are reminiscent of similar instructions issued by Mao in 1959, at the beginning of the Great Famine (1958-1962).
A combination of factors indicate that China is at risk for this history to repeat itself — a massive food shortage that could worsen into one of its biggest crises since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Egon von Greyerz
In July 2009 I wrote an article called The Dark Years Are Here. It was reprinted again in September 2018.
Here is an extract from my original article:
“The Dark Years will be extremely severe for most countries both financially and socially. In many countries in the Western world there will be a severe depression and it will be the end of the welfare state. Most private and state pension schemes are also likely to collapse. It will be a worldwide depression but some countries may only have a deep recession. There will be famine, homelessness and misery resulting in social as well as political unrest. Different type of government leaders and regimes are likely to result from this.
How long will the Dark Years last? There is a book called ”The Fourth Turning” written by Neil Howe. He has identified a pattern that repeats itself every 80 years. The pattern has been extremely accurate in the Anglophile world. We have recently entered the Fourth Turning which is the final 20 years of the cycle. According to Howe we are in the early stages of a 20 year period of economic and institutional upheaval. This is a period of Crisis when the fabric of society will change dramatically. Previous Fourth Turnings have been the American Revolution, Great Depression and World War II. According to Howe the Crisis will be substantially worse before it is over and it will last for another circa 20 years.
All of this is not good news and we hope that we and Howe are wrong regarding the severity and length of this crisis. But we fear that we are both right. We must stress again that never previously has the whole world entered a downturn simultaneously in such a fragile state both financially and economically which is why the Dark Years are likely to be so devastating and long lasting.”
THE INEVITABLE FALL OF SOCIETY
Neil Howe’s book The Fourth Turning had just been published when I wrote the article and it has since attained great fame. We are now in the final 8 years of his 20 year cycle and the most dramatic part of the cycle has just started which is the Fourth Turning.
In my 2009 article, I thought that the downturn was more imminent. But although I was slightly out on the timing, it doesn’t change the inevitable fall of the whole fabric of society in the next few years, be it commercial, financial or social.
Since 2009, global debt has doubled to $280 trillion and risk has increased exponentially. The final stage of the collapse started in August of 2019 with the central banks panicking and embarking on a massive money printing spree due to major problems in the financial system.
CORONAVIRUS – A CATALYST
As I have stated previously, Coronavirus which started in early 2020, is not the reason for the current downturn in the world economy. It was just a catalyst. For some reason, when cycles are about to accelerate hard down, the trigger seems to be the worst possible. Although I have often talked about disease as one potential catalyst, I did not expect it to come now and cause a total lockdown of parts of the economy and society in so many countries.
When you are approaching the end of a financial era or cycle, it is very difficult to predict exactly how it will all end. Very few people understand that we are now living on borrowed time. But there is absolutely no doubt that we are now at the end of the end and of a major cycle, whether that takes 8 years as Howe predicts or it all happens much faster, is totally irrelevant.
The risk is here now and if you don’t prepare for this you are not just likely to lose whatever wealth you have but also your job, pension or social security depending on your circumstances. And if you live in a city, you are also likely to be affected by social unrest and crime plus a breakdown of services like medical care, schooling, law and order, etc.
Many people today are trying to get out of the cities as a result of Coronavirus and the shut down of offices and shops as well as increased crime rates. For the wealthy minority, this is not a big problem but for normal people, it is not self-evident to just move out. But it is very clear that home working will become much more prevalent and many cities will become ghost towns. Tax revenue will decline dramatically and the authorities will not be able to keep up even simple services such as water, sanitation or cleaning. Also, many retail outlets and restaurants as well as offices in cities will close due to lack of customers, crime and out of town or online shopping. This trend has of course already stated in many cities. In the City in London (Financial District), there are now very few people working. Only some shops or restaurants are open and the ones that are, are haemorrhaging financially…
Coming back to Howe’s 8 remaining years of the Fourth Turning, it is of course an approximate number and not absolute. The way I see it is that it will take up to 8 years and maybe less for the artificial edifice that the world has created to collapse. But it could also happen a lot quicker.
What I mean by artificial edifice is firstly all the fake assets that have been created due to central banks deliberate profligacy. Since the creation of the Fed in 1913, the bankers have taken total control of the money system. From 1971, when Nixon closed the gold window, it became a total free-for-all for the (central) bankers. They could create unlimited amounts of money for their own benefit. Standing nearest the printing press is a major advantage when you print money. President Mugabe in Zimbabwe discovered this. By using the money from the printing press first, he could spend it quickly or buy dollars before the value of the printed money collapsed.
In the US, since the latest crisis started in August 2019, the Fed has printed $3.3 trillion, and most of it since March 2020. Very little of this money has reached ordinary people. If it had, it would have meant a contribution of $25,000 to every one of the 130 million households in the US. Although the printed is basically worthless, it might have had some short term beneficial effect on the broad economy.
But no, money printing is not for ordinary people. It is for the bankers and the wealthy and adds more fuel or liquidity to already massively overvalued asset markets rather than reaching the people who really need it. This has caused the Nasdaq to go up by 62% since late March and the Dow by 52%.
Let’s face it, the US is bankrupt. No country, company or individual could lose money every year for 90 years and still be standing. (See my article). Normally the currency of such a country should have faded into oblivion. Well the dollar almost has since it is down 98% in real terms or gold since 1971 and down 85% since 2000. The only reason the dollar hasn’t disappeared totally yet is due to the Petrodollar. A major part of dollar assets are kept outside of the US due to the dollar liquidity created by the Petrodollar.
But the combination of a rapidly deteriorating US financial position and countries like China, Russia and Iran gradually trading in their own currencies, will soon precipitate the dollar’s demise.
Comparing currencies to each other is really a futile exercise since they are all going to ZERO. There is no prize for getting to the bottom first. Still in this exercise of relativity, it looks like the dollar will reach the bottom before the others. Having already lost 98% of its value in the last 50 years, the final 2% will not take that long. But remember that this 2% fall means a 100% loss of the dollar’s value from here.
Many people are very negative about the Euro due to the major problems in the EU. It is totally correct that the Euro is also a very weak and artificial currency. The Euro is virtually worth the same in dollars as on its launch on January 1st, 1999. But right now, the Euro, in spite of its problems, technically looks stronger than the dollar.
So a crashing dollar over the next few years is virtually guaranteed and will act as a detonator which will blow up the US economy.
Also in the next 2-3 years we will see collapsing debt markets in the US and globally. Most debt in the world consists of printed money with no underlying real asset backing. Massively overvalued assets are backed by debt, which will become totally worthless since it is only based on manufactured money issued by a printing press or a computer. When $10s of trillions are created with no labour, goods or service having been produced, that money clearly has ZERO value.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Dr. Michael Yeadon
I never expected to be writing something like this. I am an ordinary person, recently semi-retired from a career in the pharmaceutical industry and biotech, where I spent over 30 years trying to solve problems of disease understanding and seek new treatments for allergic and inflammatory disorders of lung and skin. I’ve always been interested in problem solving, so when anything biological comes along, my attention is drawn to it. Come 2020, came SARS-CoV-2. I’ve written about the pandemic as objectively as I could. The scientific method never leaves a person who trained and worked as a professional scientist. Please do read that piece. My co-authors & I will submit it to the normal rigours of peer review, but that process is slow and many pieces of new science this year have come to attention through pre-print servers and other less conventional outlets.
Asked approximately how many people a year die in the UK in the ordinary course of events, each a personal tragedy, They usually didn’t know. I had to inform them it is around 620,000, sometimes less if we had a mild winter, sometimes quite a bit higher if we had a severe ’flu season.
I mention this number because we know that around 42,000 people have died with or of COVID-19. While it’s a huge number of people, its ‘only’ 0.06% of the UK population. Its not a coincidence that this is almost the same proportion who have died with or of COVID-19 in each of the heavily infected European countries – for example, Sweden. The annual all-causes mortality of 620,000 amounts to 1,700 per day, lower in summer and higher in winter. That has always been the lot of humans in the temperate zones. So for context, 42,000 is about ~24 days worth of normal mortality.
So, to this article. Its about the testing we do with something called PCR, an amplification technique, better known to biologists as a research tool used in our labs, when trying to unpick mechanisms of disease. I was frankly astonished to realise they’re sometimes used in population screening for diseases – astonished because it is a very exacting technique, prone to invisible errors and it’s quite a tall order to get reliable information out of it, especially because of the prodigious amounts of amplification involved in attempting to pick up a strand of viral genetic code. The test cannot distinguish between a living virus and a short strand of RNA from a virus which broke into pieces weeks or months ago.
I believe I have identified a serious, really a fatal flaw in the PCR test used in what is called by the UK Government the Pillar 2 screening – that is, testing many people out in their communities. I’m going to go through this with care and in detail because I’m a scientist and dislike where this investigation takes me. I’m not particularly political and my preference is for competent, honest administration over the actual policies chosen.
We’re a reasonable lot in UK and not much given to extremes. What I’m particularly reluctant about is that, by following the evidence, I have no choice but to show that the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, misled the House of Commons and also made misleading statements in a radio interview. Those are serious accusations. I know that. I’m not a ruthless person. But I’m writing this anyway, because what I have uncovered is of monumental importance to the health and wellbeing of all the people living in the nation I have always called home.
I am now resolutely against further interventions in what I have become convinced is a fruitless attempt to ‘control the virus’. We are, in my opinion – shared by others, some of whom are well placed to assess the situation – closer to the end of the pandemic in terms of deaths, than we are to its middle. I believe we should provide the best protection we can for any vulnerable people, and otherwise cautiously get on with our lives. I think we are all going to get a little more Swedish over time.
Now we have learned some of the unusual characteristics of the new virus, better treatments (anti-inflammatory steroids, anti-coagulants and in particular, oxygen masks and not ventilators in the main) the ‘case fatality rate’ even for the most hard-hit individuals is far lower now than it was six months ago.
As there is no foundational, medical or scientific literature which tells us to expect a ‘second wave’, I began to pay more attention to the phrase as it appeared on TV, radio and print media – all on the same day – and has been relentlessly repeated ever since. I was interviewed recently by Julia Hartley-Brewer on her talkRADIO show and on that occasion I called on the Government to disclose to us the evidence upon which they were relying to predict this second wave. Surely they have some evidence? I don’t think they do. I searched and am very qualified to do so, drawing on academic friends, and we were all surprised to find that there is nothing at all.
I called on the Government to disclose to us the evidence upon which they were relying to predict this second wave. Surely they have some evidence? I don’t think they do. I searched and am very qualified to do so, drawing on academic friends, and we were all surprised to find that there is nothing at all. The last two novel coronaviruses, Sar (2003) and MERS (2012), were of one wave each. Even the WW1 flu ‘waves’ were almost certainly a series of single waves involving more than one virus. I believe any second wave talk is pure speculation.
With the movements of holidays, new jobs, visiting distant relatives, starting new terms at universities and schools, that final mixing is under way. It should not be a terrifying process. It happens with every new virus, flu included. It’s just that we’ve never before in our history chased it around the countryside with a technique more suited to the biology lab than to a supermarket car park.
BELGIAN MEDICAL PROFESSION: CV LIKE ‘SEASONAL INFLUENZA’ …’REJECT EXTREMELY DISPROPORTIONATE MEASURES‘
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Paul Craig Roberts
More people died from being denied successful and completely safe treatment by hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin and from ventilators than from the virus itself. Public health and the economy were sacrificed in order to create chaos and fear that would make possible mass vaccination and billions of dollars in profit for Big Pharma. Democrats and the prostitutes used Covid against Trump by ridiculing his recommendation of the HCQ safe and effective treatment and ridiculing his attempts to reopen the economy, which never needed to be closed.
Read the report from the Belgian medical profession. Here are some excerpts to whet your appetite:
“There is an affordable, safe and efficient therapy available for those who do show severe symptoms of disease in the form of HCQ (hydroxychloroquine), zinc and AZT (azithromycin). Rapidly applied this therapy leads to recovery and often prevents hospitalization. Hardly anyone has to die now.
“Survey studies on influenza vaccinations show that in 10 years we have only succeeded three times in developing a vaccine with an efficiency rate of more than 50%. Vaccinating our elderly appears to be inefficient. Over 75 years of age, the efficacy is almost non-existent.38
Due to the continuous natural mutation of viruses, as we also see every year in the case of the influenza virus, a vaccine is at most a temporary solution, which requires new vaccines each time afterwards. An untested vaccine, which is implemented by emergency procedure and for which the manufacturers have already obtained legal immunity from possible harm, raises serious questions. 39 40 We do not wish to use our patients as guinea pigs.
“On a global scale, 700,000 cases of damage or death are expected as a result of the vaccine.41
“If 95% of people experience Covid-19 virtually symptom-free, the risk of exposure to an untested vaccine is irresponsible.
“Over the past few months, newspaper, radio and TV makers seemed to stand almost uncritically behind the panel of experts and the government, where it is precisely the press that should be critical and prevent one-sided governmental communication. This has led to a public communication in our news media that was more like propaganda than objective reporting.
“The official story that a lockdown was necessary, that this was the only possible solution, and that everyone stood behind this lockdown, made it difficult for people with a different view, as well as experts, to express a different opinion.
“Alternative opinions were ignored or ridiculed. We have not seen open debates in the media, where different views could be expressed.
“We were also surprised by the many videos and articles by many scientific experts and authorities, which were and are still being removed from social media.
We feel that this does not fit in with a free, democratic constitutional state, all the more so as it leads to tunnel vision. This policy also has a paralyzing effect and feeds fear and concern in society. In this context, we reject the intention of censorship of dissidents in the European Union! 43
“As doctors and health professionals, in the face of a virus which, in terms of its harmfulness, mortality and transmissibility, approaches the seasonal influenza, we can only reject these extremely disproportionate measures.
We therefore demand an immediate end to all measures.
We are questioning the legitimacy of the current advisory experts, who meet behind closed doors.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Gregory Morin
“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
These days everyone imagines himself or herself to be a scientist. Scolds, who labor under the delusion that reading the New York Times is equivalent to holding a doctorate, unceasingly inflict on us finger-wagging lectures about how we need to “listen to the science” when it comes to masks. Apparently “masks work” because “The Science™” says so. Newsflash: these media figures and self-styled authorities aren’t (largely) scientists and know not of what they speak. As a scientist myself I feel compelled to set the record straight on what is, and is not, science. For those degreed scientists out there parroting the mask propaganda: for shame, you should know better. Cherry picking, selection bias, anecdotal data, and dubious models have no place in the arsenal of scientific inquiry.
WHAT IS THE CLAIM BUILT ON?
Here’s the problem with “the science” about masks: the media cited studies are built on a foundation of sand. They are based on computer models1, anecdotal stories2, theoretical mechanistic (non-biological) analysis, or hypothetical contra factual scenarios.1 In short, if the conclusion of a study rests on “this would have happened” then that is not science. Science does not compare contra factual or hypothetical scenarios. It analyzes concrete, reproducible, controlled conditions (that are broad enough to be statistically valid). In every single story where there has been a reference made to evidence that “masks work” and I have drilled down through the 42 layers of links to get at the actual research document, it turns out the study is, surprise, based on a contra factual model, anecdote, or purely mechanistic study. Every. Single. Time. How do models support the claims?
They make a “post-diction” for an alternate universe where masks were not deployed. Then they compare those values to the real world and wouldn’t you know, the numbers are lower when masks are used. The non-scientist with little time to drill down to the source will credulously accept what is read. Why shouldn’t they? An “authority” was cited and we’ve been trained from childhood to be predisposed toward trusting those perceived to be “in charge”. This is why whenever one questions the mask narrative the response is invariably “so and so said they work.” This is nothing more than the common logical fallacy known as an appeal to authority.
Such a response deflects the inquiry, it does not answer it. When you encounter an appeal to authority your BS meter should max out. We should take every news story with a grain of salt and seek answers to the artfully omitted questions. Everyone has an agenda, even me. My agenda is to set the record straight and not allow the noble scientific profession to be prostituted in service of state propaganda. I encourage the reader to question and consider my assertions and to verify my claims by the references provided.
One of the problems with models is their perception by the public as infallible fonts of knowledge. The media reinforces this narrative by credulously reporting model-based claims without any scrutiny. They never consider questioning the underlying assumptions built into the models. Models are easily manipulated. They are malleable and versatile instruments. In the hands of a virtuoso they can play any tune. They are tools of science, but they are not science themselves. Science is not SimCity.
There are a number of studies in the literature from the pre-Covid era regarding real world mask effectiveness at limiting contagions. In short none of them demonstrated any statistically significant diminishment in real world viral spread. 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Compelled mask wearing (along with all the other various restrictions on normal life) is morally equivalent to the banning of alcohol, drugs, and firearms: a handful might be irresponsible so all must suffer the remedy in order to protect a vanishingly small minority. This mode of thinking, sacrificing the many in favor of a few, does not come without costs. The reflexive objection here is that the benefits could be substantial while the costs should be minimal. Perhaps in March that approach might have been sound given the ignorance surrounding what we were dealing with. But here we are months later and it has become clear who is at risk and who is not. It has become clear that widespread mask use does not correlate well with reduced cases. 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19 It has become clear that asymptomatic spread is a negligible risk vector.20
Would you forgo air conditioning forever if you were told it would save 10 lives? I suspect few would willingly partake in that offer. We are allowing the scolds to rhetorically guilt us into a corner where non-compliance with their arbitrary dictates is equated with sociopathic behavior merely because it is claimed a life could be saved. That is a dangerous precedent. It opens the door to justifying any demand upon one’s behavior if one meekly submits.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Breitbart London
Police in London have clashed with protesters at a rally organized by opponents of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
Scuffles broke out Saturday as police moved in to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who gathered in London’s central Trafalgar Square. Some protesters formed blockades to stop officers from making arrests, and traffic was brought to a halt in the busy area.
The ‘Resist and Act for Freedom’ rally saw dozens of people holding banners and placards such as one reading “This is now Tyranny” and chanting “Freedom!” Police said there were “pockets of hostility and outbreaks of violence towards officers.”
Britain’s Conservative government imposed a ban on all social gatherings of more than six people this week in a bid to tackle a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, but officials are considering even stricter restrictions.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that Britain is “now seeing a second wave” of the coronavirus, after seeing the same in France, Spain and across Europe.
In a statement, British police said protesters were “putting themselves and others at risk” and urged all those at the London rally to disperse immediately or risk arrest.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Kurt Zindulka
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a set of draconian coronavirus restrictions, including fines of up to £10,000 for breaching self-isolation, as the Mayor of London floated the idea of a second lockdown and curfews in the British capital.
Starting from September 28th, people in England will face quarantine fines of £1,000, which can rise to £10,000 for repeated breaches of the self-isolation mandates. Those found to have tested positive for the Chinese virus, as well as those who are deemed to be a close contact of someone else who tested positive, will be required to self-isolate.
The move to introduce fines, which will be enforced by police and local authorities, represents a drastic increase in restrictions on the British public.
“So nobody underestimates just how important this is, new regulations will mean you are legally obliged to do so if you have the virus or have been asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace. People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said when announcing the new measures.
“We need to do all we can to control the spread of this virus, to prevent the most vulnerable people from becoming infected, and to protect the NHS and save lives”, Johnson added.
Continuing the trend of government ministers encouraging the public to snitch on their neighbors for supposed breaches of the virus regulations, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that he would call the police to inform on his neighbors for breaking the self-isolation rules.
So far, there have been over 19,000 fines handed out by police in England and Wales for alleged violations of the coronavirus rules, but over half of the fines have not been paid, according to the BBC.
It comes as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on the government to introduce another lockdown in London and introduce a 10 pm curfew for pubs.
“I am of the firm view that we should not wait, as happened six months ago, for this virus to again spiral out of control before taking action,” the Labor politician said per the Huffington Post.
“The best thing for both public health and the economy is new restrictions imposed early, rather than a full lockdown when it’s too late – but the government must ensure there is a fully functioning testing system,” Khan went on.
Tim Moore: This current Coronavirus pandemic has left a lot of questions on people’s hearts and minds. One of which, quite frankly, “Is this the end of the world?” And, “Are we living perhaps in the Tribulation?” Nathan, what do you think?
Nathan Jones: I would say, definitely not, folks. We are not currently living in that seven-year time period that has been prophesied throughout the Bible called the “time of Jacob’s trouble” and the “last days.” This is where we read in the Bible that God will pour out 21 judgments, as explained in Revelation 6-19, that will befall the world to judge the earth for its sins. Clearly, we are in a time period leading up to these judgments, as Jesus taught in Luke 21 and Matthew 24. There Jesus gave ten signs that were prophesied to show when mankind was getting closer and closer to Jesus’ soon return. These signs would come more frequent and intense like birth pains.
I would say that two of the end times signs categories that the Coronavirus would fall under is, one, pestilence, which was prophesied would result in an increase in plagues and pestilence. And, two, fearful events as the result of potential economic collapse and then people committing suicide and so forth.
Tim Moore: I agree with you completely. I appreciate what you said about birth pains because the Lord in Matthew 24:6-8 referred to all of the natural signs involving cataclysms and the hearing of wars and rumors of wars that would happen. Jesus said all these things must take place before the Tribulation begins.
In Matthew 24:8, Jesus said that all of these signs were the beginning of the birth pains. At least anyone who has birthed a child or whose wife has had a child knows that birth pains begin slowly and infrequently but increase in both intensity and frequency up until the moment that the baby arrives at the birth. And so, when the birth pains start, you know that the birth is imminent, meaning coming very soon, but you don’t know the exact moment.
In Luke 21:10-11, the Lord continued that same thought for it was the same sermon. He said that nation would rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there would be great earthquakes in various places, and plagues, and famines, and there would be terrors and great signs out of the heavens.
We are living in a time of great terror and fear from a whole host of calamities that have befallen the earth, but we are also experiencing at this moment a plague of virtual “biblical” proportions. We have been hearing scientists tell us all along that the pandemic could get even worse.
One of the messages that we want to convey is, no, this is not THE Tribulation, although it is a time of tribulations, if you will. We also know that this pandemic is a demonstration of the Lord God giving a warning that the end times are drawing very close. Doing so is another part of God’s attributes — God always warns before He brings a final judgment.
Nathan Jones: This pandemic has been a global warning by God saying, “Look up! I’m coming back soon.” So, that begs the question, “How are you responding to that warning? Are you looking for the signs that show that Jesus Christ is returning soon? And, if not, why so?” We should be looking at the signs of the end times because Jesus wants us to know that He’s coming back. Jesus is returning to take the Church up to Heaven to be with Him in an event called the Rapture. Then the Tribulation happens.
So, folks, no, we are not now living in the Tribulation.
PROPHETIC DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
By Britt Gillette
In recent decades, no area of the world has been home to more conflict and ongoing animosity than the Middle East. A cauldron of ethnic, political, and religious clashes, many believe the spark that ignites World War III will come from the Middle East. Central to the region’s ongoing conflict are Muslim hostility toward Israel and disputes over control of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. These are the exact events the Bible says will happen in the last days. The Bible says Jerusalem will be “like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger” (Zechariah 12:2-3). That’s precisely what we’ve seen.
The re-establishment of Israel in 1948 led the neighboring Arab nations to declare war. In the years that followed, Israel fought no less than four conventional wars with its neighbors and has spent every moment preparing for all-out war. For all of its 72-year history, the Arab nations of the Middle East have viewed Israel as a mortal enemy. The lone exceptions have been peace treaties with Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994). Yet despite those treaties, many of the citizens of those two countries remain hostile toward the Jewish state. Is that changing? Some say it is, and they point out recent events that promise to transform the Middle East.
Less than a month after breaking news of the Abraham Accord, President Trump announced a similar peace agreement between Israel and Bahrain. Like the UAE, Bahrain will establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. As if that weren’t enough, in between the UAE and Bahrain deals, Trump brokered another deal that led Serbia and Kosovo to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
What do these agreements mean? Do they really herald a new era of peace in the Middle East? Some think so. But it’s more likely they herald a growing recognition on the part of many Arab Muslim nations of their common need to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region. All these nations have a shared interest in thwarting Iran’s regional ambitions, even if it means partnering with Israel to do so. For that reason alone, many people believe we’ll soon see similar peace agreements between Israel and other Arab nations, such as Oman and Saudi Arabia.
So is any of this in the Bible? And if so, what does it mean?
Students of bible prophecy immediately take notice of any peace deal involving Israel. Why? Because the Bible says an Israeli peace treaty plays a central and pivotal role in the end times. Over 2,500 years ago, Daniel said a mighty ruler will enter into a covenant or a treaty with Israel for a period of seven years (Daniel 9:27). This treaty kicks off the seven-year Tribulation and makes the ruler behind it a major player on the world stage. Who is this ruler? None other than “the man of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) himself – the Antichrist.
The treaty outlined in Daniel 9:27 is set for a specific period of time – seven years. None of the recent peace deals with Israel mention a period of seven years. Also, the man behind the treaty of Daniel 9:27 is a specific individual – the Antichrist. This is important to note.
Because when it comes to the recent peace agreements with Israel, the driving diplomatic force has been the Trump administration, and Donald Trump is not the Antichrist. Despite what many of his political opponents may think or say, he simply doesn’t fit the profile. The Bible describes the life and times of the Antichrist. It provides details in regard to his ethnic background and political career. Like Barack Obama before him, Donald Trump doesn’t fit the description.
While people have accused every U.S. President of the past several decades of being the beast of Revelation, the Bible says the Antichrist will be the leader of a revived Roman Empire (Daniel 7).
While the recent peace deals with the UAE and Bahrain aren’t the covenant mentioned in Daniel 9:27, I believe they’re setting the stage for the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39. The battle lines of the Middle East are being drawn, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the official response to the recently announced deals.
Most predictable among them was Iran’s reaction. According to Al Jazeera, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the United Arab Emirates of betraying the Islamic world and the Palestinians. He promised the Emiratis will be disgraced forever, and the stigma of their betrayal will always be remembered.
It’s clear Tehran stands against this alliance, but the most revealing reaction came from Turkey’s President – Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan threatened to suspend diplomatic ties with the UAE and withdraw its ambassador after the Gulf state and Israel agreed to normalize relations.
While we wait for that moment, the military forces of the three most powerful members of the Gog of Magog alliance – Russia, Iran, and Turkey – are now cooperating in Syria. This puts their joint military forces right on Israel’s border. And not just any border – Israel’s northern border. This is where Ezekiel said the invasion force will come from – north of Israel (Ezekiel 38:15; Ezekiel 39:2). Is this a mere coincidence? I don’t think so. Never in history have these three nations formed an alliance. Now, they’re stationed directly to Israel’s north.
God continues to set the stage for the fulfilment of the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecies. Turkey has made a strategic choice to align itself with Russia and Iran. The UAE and Bahrain have made a strategic choice to align themselves with Israel. If Oman and Saudi Arabia follow suit as expected, it explains why these nations aren’t part of the Gog of Magog alliance. Eventually, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and their allies will launch an overwhelming invasion force against Israel (Ezekiel 38:8-9). When they do, God will destroy them and display His power and glory for all the world to see (Ezekiel 38:23).
We’ll have to wait and see what further developments take place before we can know for sure what the prophetic significance of these peace deals will be. None of these agreements are explicitly mentioned in the Bible, and none of them qualify as the covenant mentioned in Daniel 9:27. However, collectively they’re setting the stage for a prophetic event that will soon take place – the Gog of Magog invasion.
Never in world history have the invading nations of Ezekiel 38-39 banded together. Today, they have. Never before have Russia, Iran, and Turkey posted armies on Israel’s northern border. Today, they have. Israel enjoying peace with its neighbors and a false sense of security is the only missing ingredient. Once it’s in place, the stage will be set for the fulfillment of the events described in Ezekiel 38-39. It’s just the latest sign highlighting how close we are the end of the age and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
A new survey shows that the majority of Americans no longer believe that Jesus is the path to salvation and instead believe that being a good person is sufficient.
As part of the ongoing release of the Arizona Christian University-based Cultural Research Center’s American Worldview Inventory, the latest findings — exploring perceptions of sin and salvation — from George Barna, the group’s director, show that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that having some kind of faith is more important than the particular faith with which someone aligns.
Sixty-eight percent who embrace that notion identify as Christians, including 56% of self-described evangelicals and 62% of those who identify as Pentecostals. Sixty-seven percent of mainline Protestants and 77% of Catholics also embraced that idea, the findings show.
Slightly over half of Christian respondents said they believe someone can attain salvation by “being or doing good,” a figure that includes, 46% of Pentecostals, 44% of mainline Protestants, 41% of evangelicals, and 70% of Catholics.
In addition to the viewpoint that eternal salvation can be earned, survey results show that 58% of Americans believe that no absolute moral truth exists and that the basis of truth are factors or sources other than God. Seventy-seven percent said that right and wrong is determined by factors other than the Bible. Fifty-nine percent said that the Bible is not God’s authoritative and true Word and 69% said people are basically good.
“If you look at some of the dominant elements in the American mind and heart today, as illuminated by the Inventory, most people believe that the purpose of life is feeling good about yourself,” Barna said in a statement sent to The Christian Post.
“Most people contend that all faiths are of equal value, that entry into God’s eternal presence is determined by one’s personal means of choice and that there are no absolutes to guide or grow us morally.
The results are from a January 2020 survey among a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults, with a maximum sampling error of approximately plus or minus 2 percentage points, based on the 95% confidence interval.
JESUS CHRIST RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH IS “IMMINENT”
Matt. 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matt. 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Matt. 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be
DON’T WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE
We are currently in the “Birth Pangs” pending the coming “7 year TRIBULATION” period, where all the Nations on Earth will be subject to God’s Wrath on an “UNGODLY” World. The Rapture of Jesus Christ Church is “TOTALLY” imminent; And what will follow after that will be massively more devastating that we are seeing right now (Read Revelation Ch 6 – 22) God is trying to get everyone’s attention to the coming Judgments; He does not want “ANYONE” to perish, but all to come to repentance. He loves us, but will not stand idly by and watch the World, (His Creation) turn to sin and debauchery). We are currently living in a fallen “Satanic” World where “EVIL”, is totally accepted, “and God and his Love for his Church”: is being exponentially rejected. The time has come when God HAS TO intervene, and he is (The prophetic word listed in his Word the Bible is being fulfilled exponentially).
THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT – ONE WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM – ONE WORLD RELIGION
Dan. 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate
Dan. 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings
Rev. 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast
THE MARK OF THE BEAST:
DON’T TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST WHICH IS (CHANGING YOUR D.N.A.) AND GIVING YOUR CONTROL OVER TO THE “BEAST SYSTEM” – THIS IS AN ABONOMINATION TO GOD: (YOU ARE HIS CREATION):
Rev. 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev. 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Rev. 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand
THE PUNISHMENT FROM GOD FOR THOSE WHO TAKE THE MARK AND WORSHIP THE “BEAST SYSTEM”:
Rev. 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
(YOU ARE GOD’S CREATION – CHANGING YOUR D.N.A. AND/OR GIVING YOUR ALLEGANCE TO ANOTHER ENTITY I.E. (THE ANTICHRIST) – IS AN ABONOMINATION TO GOD):
THE FUTURE CONONAVIRUS INJECTION AT THIS POINT IN TIME ALSO APPEARS TO BE “MASSIVELY” AGAINST GOD AS IT WILL IS ALSO TAINTED WITH A CHANGE IN YOUR (R.N.A. WHICH CHANGES YOUR D.N.A.) AND WILL ALTER YOUR BODY IN MANY WAYS, (INCLUDING DEATH).