Deception to Explain the Sudden Disappearance of Millions in the Rapture - By Pastor Mike Taylor - https://pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com/2022/07/deception-to-explain-sudden.html
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”( II Thessalonians 2:9-12)
“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. . . . See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:6-11, 15-17)
In times past, I wrote of the coming of a One World Religion that may be headed up by none other than the Roman Catholic Church and it’s pope. Based on their history and their continued efforts through organization such as the Jesuits (Society of Jesus), and co-conspirators such as Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and the emerging church, they are introducing mysticism into church practices and official doctrine. I want you to read an article entitled “The Jesuit Agenda and the Evangelical/Protestant Church”
(copy and paste in Google if link does not work), . In the article it mentions about the goal of the Emerging Church with the likes of Rick Warren and his cohorts promoting a returning of the brethren to the “mother church”. Quote:
“Rick Warren has been one of the many pied pipers of this move to unite through “good works.” Called “America’s pastor,” Warren has become the evangelical/Protestant spokesperson for a one-world religion. His Purpose Driven model has become the battle cry for let just all get along and do good. We can work together as one for one common purpose – peace in the world.” From the article above. It all is designed to set up what I wish to talk about in this sermon.
But moving on to the focus of this message, what is the one ingredient that would immediately unite the world into the goal of a One World Government and a One World Religion? It’s a possible scenario even beyond our economic woes and the devaluation of the dollar, or calls for unity of all nations, as there are so many differences in each sovereign nation. What if a world population believed that their very survival was at stake, or that the world, as we know it, was about to abruptly end with violence and untold suffering? What would convince a undiscerning population to follow one man, one government, one religion to give them a sense of calm and reinforce their continued sinful lifestyle?
As far back as 1987, after a meeting with Russian president Gorbachev, President Ronald Reagan spoke of the one thing that would unite the world as one and put all our petty differences aside. President Reagan said, speaking of himself and Gorbachev::
“how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries …
”And later in another speech, Reagan remarks were along the same line:
“in our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond.”
I believe he spoke in ignorance of that simple truth, for it he had known, then that would make him a prophet, if the following scenario became fact.
Suppose that the population of the world truly believed and were falsely led to believe that an “invasion from another world” had taken place and that this world, this planet was in danger of annihilation? I believe that is the one thing that would instantly unite this world of sinful men to stand against outside forces from invading our world. With the coming environmental attacks against this planet that have already started picks up speed, many will believe anything.
THE WORLD BEING SET UP
If you are middle aged, you can recall back in the 70s, a little movie called “E.T.”. Cute little movie with a cute little being from outer space that only wanted to “phone home.” Since that movie the interest in things beyond our world has escalated into greater and greater interest in all things extraterrestrial. The movie industry has exploded with plots that speak of either friendly, or not so friendly visitors from another planet. Movies such as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1976), Critters,(1986), Signs (2002), Predator series, (starting in 1987), War of the Worlds, (2005), Independence Day, (1996), and Fallen Angels (2007) but to name just a few that Hollywood has made to cash in on the tremendous preoccupation with all things “outer space.” I believe the world has been following the lead of the prince of lies to set up just such a scenario that may be coming in the near future as a lie to the people of earth.
Let's face it - extra terrestrials scare the pants off most of us. These films don't typically portray our little outer space invaders as cute E.T. like creatures. In fact, most films portray them as how they are truly are thought of - evil, murdering, blood-sucking, and anxious to steal and destroy our beautiful earth and it’s environment.
I propose a question, what would happen if the world suddenly realized “in the twinkling of an eye” that millions of people suddenly vanished from off the face of the earth? What would the immediate result be with such a scenario? Would there be utter chaos? Most assuredly people would be confused and scared to death. People have hypothesized the calamity that would befall this world in untold carnage. I write this as you might be reading this on a Christian web-site, as this coming scenario actually happened, and you are looking for answers. It is to you, that I write this. In all your wide eyed astonishment of something totally without explanation in any logical sense, you have been shaken to very core of your being.
Given the modern age of machines that we live in, and operators of these machines were suddenly gone, the untold accidents around the world would cram the TV sets, the internet, and radio for months and months. People would try and make sense of what had just happened. What would be the accepted explanation? Shall I propose something so outlandish, that if it happened, a light bulb would go off in your head?
AGE OF AQUARIUS?
Remember the song by the “Fifth Dimensions” called the “Age of Aquarius”? Was a catchy little tune, but was at the beginning of the New Age idea of a new world coming. Many of these New Agers believe that man must evolve into a higher consciousness, or be transformed into a new creature to live for eternity, by methods such as tran-humanism, or being downloaded into a master super computer. (weird!) Man searches for the “fountain of youth” and to live forever. They forget God and reject the Creator, and instead make themselves a god unto their own likeness. They have no need for a god, or think they do not, but rely only on themselves, calling themselves “humanist” or the worshiping of mankind.
Man has been trying to deny the need for God Almighty, through the deceit and lies of the “prince of all lies” Satan the devil for thousands of years. In modern times with all our technology, with all our modern conveniences, and with science and discovery expanded at a breathtaking pace of doubling of knowledge every couple of years, the modern world has grown more and more wicked and further and further from God. Celebrity entertainers (for lack of a better description) such as Lady GaGa or Miley Cyrus promote a hedonistic lifestyle where anything goes. The old saying, “if it feels good, do it” could not be any truer that it is today.
Singers like this Lady GaGa revel in their sins. I saw where she came in to a concert encased in a large egg, that led some people to postulate that she was promoting a new beginning for all of the world’s people to revel in their lust and sexual desires. And she never fails to amaze me to the level of her depravity and now we have Miley Cyrus “Hannah Montana" wanting to share the passing torch of this woman’s abomination of indecency…Her dad must be proud. These celebrities live for the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. Some people love the world and could care less about what it is will happen to them for all eternity. They lust for the here and now. The apostle John warned us through the leading of God when he penned:
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (I John 2:15-17)
Those who perish do so because they do not receive or welcome—the love of the truth. Because they do not, God will send them a strong delusion, so that they will believe the lie and be condemned. In reality, God is just giving them what they desire anyway. They prefer carnal delusion to spiritual reality, so God obliges them. The unrighteous in Romans chapter 1 desire a world view without a Creator so they can be sexually liberated and do abomination in His sight. God gives them over to it and lets them reap the awful consequences.
21 “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” (Romans 1:21-28)
IN THE POSSIBLE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, (Hypothetical) What if?
Suddenly, a News-flash comes over the Internet. Your radio is blaring out as emergency sirens go off all over your neighborhood. Emergency vehicles are rushing to accidents right in your area. You might wonder “What has happened?”. You turn on the TV and the horror of mass confusion fills the screen. Still another is sitting, uninterested listening to a preacher in church tell the same old story that they have heard many, many times, but “hey, it’s not for me.”. Suddenly, they hear something. Maybe it’s a loud clap of thunder, or was it a trumpet blast? They are not sure. It brings them back to reality, as they look around the seats of all the people that were in the pews are basically empty, except them, and a few others who look at them with sheer terror in their eyes. Suddenly, it dawns on them as they had heard it time and time again and never took it seriously. Their mother, or their father, maybe their son, daughter, or any friend that they knew is suddenly ……….GONE!! Vanished!! They were given no warning and they are left in utter terror. They MAY or may not realize with tears and sobs that they just missed the most important event in all of their lives, the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to carry His chosen ones, His Father’s children to be with Him, forever and ever.
15:51 “ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (1st Corinthians 15:51-53)
Wait a minute, you don’t believe that stuff or let’s say, did not, so there has to be a scientific explanation for this, right? You rush home the best way you can and turn on your TV for news of what has happened. A leader of the “free world” has come on to calm the nation. This future person takes a deep breath, as they realize, that at least the president is still here. (oh, that’s comforting). She/he speaks of reports of many missing people and that Homeland Security is on the scene of many areas of missing people. She/he calls for calm and calls in the National Guard, or what’s left of it, to put down looting and other criminal activity. She/he says stay tuned for further developments.
You switch channels and the report is interviewing a “Emergent Church” pastor that makes the statement that these people were removed from earth, as they stood in the way of man’s quest for a peaceful world and ushering in a New World order and unity of the faith. Without these “rabble rousers” maybe we can live in peace and security and focus on making this world the paradise we had envisioned and have “heaven on earth”. Other than that, he has no real explanation.
Switching channels, they find a serious looking gentleman that has just been elected to a New World body and is quite familiar to them. Seems he came out of nowhere. He might have been a unknown senator from Illinois, or may have been president for a while, but now he heads a World “Council on Human Development” headed by the United Nations. He hypothesizes and backs it up with so-called scientific information of monitoring sightings of unusual signs in the skies that have been being tracked for some years now. He may speak of this “it is the opinion of this world body, that these missing people were the victims of an alien abduction. We have reports of saucer type spacecraft flying in various places. Please stay in your homes and do not answer to anyone without official documentation that they are from your local authorities.”
Obviously, this is conjecture, but I believe it is possible, in this scenario, that the event will be somehow explained away. Many people will grasp onto any explanation of what has just happened. How it will be explained away, is for you that read this in your wide-eyed, sheer terror of the events that just went down all around you.
Know one thing, reader of these words, before the man of sin appears, Satan must lay some groundwork to prepare for his acceptance. What better way than to throw the world into quarreling and divisive and wearying confusion? Could the lie to calm the people be attributed to a “war from an invading race ” that is imminent.”? People then yearn for some strong and seemingly wise hands to set things straight, so the nations can "catch their breath" and have a span of peaceful calm. In its wake, confusion creates directionless people, with little desire to change the status quo, whose minds are turned in upon themselves in an attempt to keep what they have. They want to continue in their sinful lives and find answers to this event that has turned their world upside down.
Remember this verse:
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:11-12)
Get ready for what the Bible calls, the man of sin, the son of perdition, called the Anti-Christ who will eventually lead the world to worship him, as a god, and take the mark of his word in the forehead or their right hand. I propose that the Anti-Christ could possibly could come from an Islamic country (or from the leader of the free world as proposed in past messages), as the people left will be ripe for falling in line with the two major religions that is left on earth that may merge into what I call “Chrislam”. All of the rest of the sheeples will be convinced by a man who supports this new leader by claiming him to be what this world needs “a savior”. This man will be the false prophet. What better way to conquer the world, than two competing forces join together to bring all men into a One World Government and a One World Religion than the Anti-Christ being Islamic, and the false prophet being from an apostate “Christian” religion known as the Roman Catholic Church and headed by the false prophet, the Pope in Rome? They will join forces, although for a short while. The harlot church will lead the beast power to take over the remaining population, as both will compete against each other for political position, until one is destroyed according to the Word of God. That harlot church will be burned with fire.
“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”(Revelation 17:16)
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:” (Revelation 13:16)
“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:17)
This false Christ, this man of sin, will do amazing things in the sight of men, along with his false prophet, possibly “the pope in Rome.” Both will convince people of what their explanation of these missing people, as truth. They will convince sinful men that they have been invaded by another race of aliens that this earth must unite to do battle with and prevent the destruction of the human race. (Never let a crisis go to waste. Isn’t that what they said?) As this time in history grows darker and darker, and the blood of many souls are spilled for their profession of faith in the Lord of the universe and will not submit to a false “god” it will be their aim to stamp all rebellion to their authority “for the good of the planet.” I believe at the very end, this man of sin will convince a major army to come together to do battle with what many people will believe falsely through his deceit and lying wonders, a “war from another world” has taken place. He will bring them all into a valley of strategic military positions to fight against this alien species and while they are at it, rid themselves of the cancer on mankind, the nation of Israel. Why Israel? Because Satan has hated her from the very beginning, when he saw that the Messiah would come through her.
Maybe it will eventually dawn on some of them that this is not some alien attack, and some may realize that they are gathered to fight against God Himself, but too late to do anything about it, as it will be over in a flash.
Revelation 16:16 "And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."
Here our God and Savior, will make short work of this vast army who has come to fight. Will each and every person there believe that he is fighting an invading world for the good of this planet and the survival of the human species? Makes for interesting discussions and it very well could be so, as the lie that has been broadcast for the last 7 years has penetrated sinful men’s minds to believe and give allegiance to one man who they look to as their “god”. But Jesus will deliver the final blow to this rebellion against God Almighty.
You remember the statement when America invaded Iraq with “shock and awe”? Jesus coming back to set up his kingdom and destroy all rebellion is the real SHOCK AND AWE. Not only is our Savior coming to reign and rule with “shock and awe”, it will be the greatest destruction as you can ever have imagined it. The angel calls the birds to devour the flesh of all people, small and great. Our Creator comes back to wage a righteous war, one that has been brewing for 6,000 years due to man’s hostility and rebellion to God and the lies of the “god of this world” Satan, the devil. By the time this prophecy is fulfilled, God has had enough of sin. Jesus Christ comes back and treads the winepress of His wrath, where the blood spilled comes up to the horse's bridles. It is hard to imagine blood four or six feet deep and flowing like a river in a 200 mile long valley. Revelation chapter 14, speaks of this valley outside Jerusalem,
“And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Revelation 14:20)
WHERE WILL BE YOU BE IN THIS TERRIBLE HOUR?
I write this to all who may be reading this commentary after the event of millions of people disappearing from this planet. We, who are prepared, need not fear, but be lifting up our heads, “because our redemption draweth night”. (Luke 21:28). But to you who are frightened, confused, and searching for an explanation, you have read the possible reason, and you have read the possible lies that will be forthcoming after this event caught you off-guard. It doesn’t matter what the lie is being proposed, you have just been duped to believing in yourself and no need for God, by Lucifer, the prince of darkness, to your own destruction. The next 7 years will be the most gruesome time in all of mankind’s history. Jesus said in Matthew chapter 24:,
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.
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”
If you are reading this, and this disappearance of a billion + people has not yet happened, rest assured, God will do what He said He will do. All that I have tried to do is make as an imagery in your minds of the horror that is coming, the lies that will be spoken, the lying wonders designed to deceive you will be done according to what the Word of God says. If you are this side of the lies and this reported possible “war of the worlds” then there is still time to make Jesus the Lord of your life. If you wish to find out the true path to everlasting life, then I invite you to send me an email inquiring the path to take and instruction in true biblical faith in the only Savior of mankind. Remember one thing from here to the events I attempt to hypothesize...when this happens, a lie WILL be put out in the media to confuse you, to calm you, and yes, to lie to you.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”(Matthew 7:13-14)
I beseech you, do not be the one who follows the broad way, as that is the way of the Anti-Christ and the coming tribulation, but enter by the way of the narrow path and the narrow gate to everlasting life. Do not believe whatever lie is thrown out for an explanation of a millions + people gone missing. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ while the time is still available before the Tribulation begins all its unspeakable horrors. That gate is Jesus Christ and His resurrection. Wish to find out more? Email me! Because if you are reading this and any scenario explaining the disappearance of so many people instantly, then my friend “Woe unto you.” The prophecies outlined in Revelation chapter 6-19 are at your very doorstep.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”(John 3:16-18)
Fall on your knees and cry out to God and confess to those around you that Jesus is Lord of your life:
8” But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”(Romans 10:8-13)
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, wishing you God’s love in your life. If you wish to email me for biblical Prayer, or just to listen, send me an email request to email@example.com or visit me online for more biblical instructions at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com , God bless you, till we meet at Jesus feet.
Tracking the Trend Towards the Tribulation - by Jan Markell – www.olivetreeviews.org
I have been watching the convergence of the so-called signs of the times since someone handed me Hal Lindsey’s “Late-Great Planet Earth” many years ago. The book got my attention! Since then, I am fascinated with how Bible prophecy is being fulfilled.
The apocalypse is in the air!
But in the last few years, things are happening so quickly that observers of the times can’t keep up. It’s as though the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are now out of the barn, but they can’t make their global appearance until the Church is called Home in the Rapture. The Bible is clear that we will be with Jesus in Heaven before these riders begin their deadly trek across planet earth.
Here is a very short list of things I am noting in this year of 2022 to date, indicating time is winding down and we will be whisked away very soon.
* We already see the formation of this coming New World Order through the U.N. and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Without firing a shot, they have gained the allegiance of most world leaders for their Marxist plans to enslave the people of the world.
The globalists believe they have the means to reshape the world according to their agenda via the influence they have gained over the global leaders of our day. A one-world government will be birthed once the Church vacates! The players are in place.
* Three words in the Bible jumped out at me recently: “without natural affection” (II Tim. 3:3). That happens to a final generation. But who could have imagined today’s society celebrating the trans movement, homosexual marriage, and the slaughtering of the unborn? All of these operate “without natural affection.”
And these issues are a leftist obsession! They love every imaginable aberration. Those standing for biblical values, such as pro-life groups, are under literal violent attack!
* That same passage opens talking about “perilous times.” Sure, we’ve had perilous times since WWI. The carnage of WWII was unthinkable. But now Russia’s lunatic leader is threatening the world with nukes.
* Let me spend an extra moment on economic issues, inflation, and famine, all prophesied to occur during Daniel’s 70th Week or the Tribulation, the “time of Jacob’s Trouble.” Are we not seeing the stage-setting for that now?
As the food “apocalypse” approaches, the poorest peoples will suffer as they always do. But it is feared that the pain will rapidly move up the global food chain. With that comes a surge in political turbulence, humanitarian crises, and global instability.
Add to this the shortage of fertilizer and the word apocalypse is, indeed, appropriate, and not over used here.
U.S. farmer sentiment plummeted. More than 60% of farmers predict farm input prices to be at least 30% higher this year compared to 2021. European farmers are demonstrating and even rioting over policies forced on them that could lead to global famine. They see the actions of the globalists for what it is: An effort to destroy the world's food supply.
Throw in the mysterious destruction of multiple food processing plants and the deaths of poultry and livestock too numerous to tally.
Also in June, the soaring stock market took a nose dive and Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell, admitted they are looking at replacing cash with digital currency that will keep track of everything you purchase.
Surely the black horse is ready to ride!
* To be blunt, economies around the world are on the verge of collapse. JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is warning about a “coming economic hurricane.” He states, "You better brace yourself.”
* How can I not reference the raging apostasy, the wolves among the flock, and the doctrine of demons, all thriving in many churches today? This sad state of church affairs may be one of the most significant signs of the times out there. And most churches will not touch certain topics essential to helping people understand the times!
A recent study reveals that just 37% of Christian pastors have a biblical worldview! More than 2/3 do not!
* We are watching Israel sound the war drums even in the midst of her collapsed government. In the face of Iran’s continued development of nuclear capability (she’s almost there), the Israeli Air Force has developed a new capability to fly its F-35 jets from Israel to Iran without requiring mid-air refueling.
I have provided just a few short bullet points that I have kept my eye on here in 2022 that tell me the King is coming any day. I could list dozens more. We are trending towards the Tribulation, the “time of Jacob’s trouble.”
And while believers can rejoice at our destination, remember that contained in the above situations are much suffering and perplexity globally. And human beings cannot solve these problems. That is why the word “perplexity” is seen in Luke 21:25. In the meantime, we are on a rescue mission to save the lost.
The King of Kings must return to establish His earthly Kingdom on earth and clean up chaos, confusion, and consternation brought about by the Antichrist and his minions. The stage is being set now. The curtain for the last act could rise any day.
No previous generation has seen this stunning convergence allowing everything to fall into place. . . .
Prophetic Countdown? Netanyahu Promises Peace Accords with Multiple Nations – by PNW Staff - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5467
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to bring full peace agreements with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries if he wins the election for the 25th Knesset this fall and forms a government.
Netanyahu said: "I would like to express my appreciation to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, for his contribution to the achievement of the four historic peace agreements we have brought - the 'Abraham Accords.'"
"If I return to lead the State of Israel on your behalf, I intend to bring about full peace agreements with Saudi Arabia and also with other Arab countries," Netanyahu added.
While Netanyahu's return to power is far from a certainty, it does show the desire of Israeli leaders to expand the peace agreements that have begun with several Arab nations through the 'Abraham Accords' - regardless of who might win the upcoming elections.
Peace with Saudi Arabia, the heart of the Sunni Muslim world would be an amazing turn of events after continuous wars since Israel's creation. Some would call such a peace agreement even 'prophetic'.
Prophecy teachers have long warned that one of the single most important prophetic events to watch for as an indication of the start of the 'tribulation period' is the signing/ratifying of a 7 year peace accord between Israel and many nations.
This prophetic period of time is detailed in the Book of Daniel as well as throughout the book of Revelation. Daniel 9:27 warns us that this specific prophetic period of time will begin when "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."
Several key details are important in this passage that scholars have debated for centuries including the reference to "He". Most Bible experts agree this is a reference to who Jesus calls the "abomination that causes desolation" (Matthew 24:15) and is called "the beast" in Revelation 13. He is most commonly known by the term the "Antichrist". This Antichrist figure will be a world leader with influence/control over 10 leaders or 10 regions and be a key player in brining about or ratifying/expanding current treaties (Abraham Accords?).
This Antichrist figure will be exposed for the false leader that he is when he breaks this covenant/agreement for peace half way through, putting a stop to sacrifice in the rebuilt Jewish temple and declaring himself God (abomination of desolation). A key component of this peace agreement appears to be a rebuilt Jewish temple.
PNW regularly includes articles on the developments in Israel to bring about the rebuilt temple including the training of priests, the search for a red heifer, the reconstruction of temple instruments, etc... the main ingredient missing is the heart of the majority of the Jewish people to see the temple rebuilt and the political will to do in the midst of a hostile Arab world.
Could a future peace agreement provide for such a temple? It is hard to see the Muslim world ever agreeing to a Jewish temple near the Dome of the Rock, however if Saudi Arabia was to sign a treaty with Israel a religious component would make sense as it represents the center of Islam. Should Saudi Arabia sign, countless other Arab nations could follow, thus the "many" reference in Daniel.
Saudi Arabia has also made clear in the past they would not agree to any peace deal until the Palestinian issue was solved, thus giving a true false sense of security in Israel that "peace and safety" has finally been achieved in the Middle East. It also makes sense that such a significant treaty would have the backing of world powers to 'confirm' or 'guarantee' such a treaty.
This recent statement by Netanyahu reminds us of this desire to one day reach a final peace accord. Ironically, Shiite Iran's push for a nuclear weapon is speeding up the timetable for Saudi Arabia, Israel and other nations to come to some type of rapprochement in an effort to counter Iran's power. Whether the famous battle of Ezekiel 38 will happen before or after the start of this Tribulation period begins remains to be seen.... but it appears the two events will be prophetically interlinked.
What we are seeing now is a foreshadowing of things to come but until all of them are fulfilled exactly as scripture foretells we can only speculate as to how our modern world may bring these about. Many aspects of this prophecy seem to be far off or even too wild to believe, however Covid has shown us how our entire world can be turned upside-down in a matter of months. Scripture has already given us the outline of what is to come, now we just have to wait for the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place. PNW will be updating you on these events as we draw near to their fulfillment.
Something That We Have Been Waiting For Just Happened, And It Is A Really Bad Sign… - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/something-that-we-have-been-waiting-for-just-happened-and-it-is-a-really-bad-sign/
There has been a lot of talk recently about “the death of the dollar”, but the truth is that the euro is in far bigger trouble. Inflation in the eurozone has risen to truly frightening levels, and the war in Ukraine threatens to plunge the major economies of Europe into a very deep recession. Russia holds the key, because if Russia completely cuts off the flow of natural gas to Europe it really will cause an unprecedented economic nightmare. Even now, energy prices in Europe have already soared to absolutely insane levels, and the Russians could make things much, much worse with a single decision. The Europeans should have never allowed themselves to become so dependent on Russian energy, and now they find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place.
So with everything that has been going on, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the euro has been steadily falling.
In fact, on Tuesday the euro reached parity with the dollar for the very first time since 2002…
The euro hit parity with the U.S. dollar on Tuesday for the first time in 20 years, meaning that the currencies have the same worth.
The euro fell to $0.9998 against the dollar, it’s lowest level since December 2002, as the euro zone’s energy supply crisis and economic woes continue to depress the common currency.
For years, I have been warning that the euro would eventually fall so low that it would be at parity with the dollar, and now that day has arrived.
And I have also been warning that such an event would be a really bad sign for Europe, because I always felt that hitting parity with the dollar would be an indication that a collapse of the European economy had begun.
In the short-term, everyone is going to be watching for what Russia does next. On Monday, the Nord Stream 1 pipeline was shut down for a regularly scheduled 10 day period of maintenance…
Fears of a recession have grown in recent weeks due to rising uncertainty over the bloc’s energy supply, with Russia threatening to further reduce gas flows to Germany and the broader continent.
Russia temporarily suspended gas deliveries via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline on Monday for annual summer maintenance works. The pipeline is Europe’s single biggest piece of gas import infrastructure, carrying around 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea.
Many analysts in the western world are greatly concerned about what will happen if the Russians don’t turn the gas back on when the 10 day maintenance period is over.
If it doesn’t get turned back on, we are being warned that Europe could actually be facing a “doomsday scenario”…
As such, DB’s Jim Reid said that July 22, the day gas is supposed to come back online, could be the most important day of the year: “while we all spend most of our market time thinking about the Fed and a recession, I suspect what happens to Russian gas in H2 is potentially an even bigger story. Of course by July 22nd parts may have be found and the supply might start to normalize. Anyone who tells you they know what is going to happen here is guessing but as minimum it should be a huge focal point for everyone in markets.”
Fast forward to today when, one day after the start of the scheduled 10-day shutdown period which has already sent flows through to NS 1 pipeline to basically zero…
… and the market is now focusing on the worst case scenario: what happens if Russia cuts off all gas on July 22, the day even Bloomberg has now dubbed Europe’s “doomsday scenario.”
So let’s watch and see what happens on July 22nd.
If the Russians decide that it is time to completely cut off the gas, European financial markets will go completely haywire.
Of course energy prices in Europe have already gone completely nuts, and authorities in Germany are preparing to use “sports arenas and exhibition halls as ‘warm up spaces’ this winter”…
Cities across Germany are planning to use sports arenas and exhibition halls as ‘warm up spaces’ this winter to help freezing citizens who are unable to afford skyrocketing energy costs.
Bild newspaper reveals how the the nation’s Cities and Municipalities Association has urged local authorities to set aside public spaces to help vulnerable citizens in the colder months.
This isn’t how things were supposed to play out.
The “green energy revolution” was supposed to have totally transformed Europe by now.
But that hasn’t happened and it isn’t going to happen.
On the other side of the Atlantic, we continue to get more signs that the U.S. economy is headed for serious trouble as well. For example, we just learned that home sale cancellations have risen to the highest level since the early days of the COVID pandemic…
Approximately 600,000 home purchase agreements fell through in June, according to a new analysis by Redfin.
The figure is equivalent to 14.9% of homes that went under contract during the month, an increase from 12.7% in May and 11.2% a year ago.
And as the greatest housing bubble in our entire history starts to implode, companies in the industry continue to lay off more workers…
Another lender is resorting to layoffs as the mortgage market shrivels.
Tucked in near the end of a business plan released Tuesday morning, loanDepot announced it would shed 4,800 people, or 42 percent of its workforce.
About 2,800 of them have already been sent packing as the firm slashes headcount to 6,500 from 11,300.
The last housing crash was really painful, and this one is going to be even more bitter.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration is warning that we are about to see another huge inflation number…
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Monday said the administration expects a high inflation number when the new Consumer Price Index (CPI) is released Wednesday, but downplayed any fault of President Biden in the matter.
“On Wednesday, we have new CPI and inflation data, and we expect the headline number, which includes gas and food, to be highly elevated, mainly because gas prices were so elevated in June,” Jean-Pierre said. “Gas and food prices continue to be heavily impacted by the war in Ukraine.”
The Biden administration has lost control, and Joe Biden’s approval ratings continue to sink to horrifying new lows.
The Federal Reserve has lost control as well, and if Fed officials continue to raise interest rates they are going to greatly accelerate this new economic downturn.
If you are waiting for our leaders to rescue us from the economic nightmare that is now staring us in the face, you are going to be greatly disappointed.
The great “unraveling” that I have warned about for so long is here, and it is going to be exceedingly unpleasant.
I hope that you are doing your best to get prepared for the road that is ahead, because we are in for a really bumpy trip.
Daily Jot: Insanity - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Back in the day when I was growing up on the farm in Ohio, nonsense, stupidity and insanity were not tolerated. There were ways to deal with each, the insanity usually resulted in separation from society until the mental health of the person was healed. Today, we elect them to public office and let them run society into the dirt. Today there is a toleration for almost every form of nonsense, stupidity and insanity. Think about it. We have Planned Parenthood wanting to evangelize transgenderism in school children—and I’m sure there are school systems and parents dumb enough to allow it. We have a US Senator saying that Pregnancy Care Centers should be shut down because they torture pregnant people. Lunacy!
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a former failed presidential candidate, refuses to recognize pregnant women because she believes that all genders can get pregnant. In fact, so do a lot of these twisted crazies. They also are of the ilk that want to promote that there are dozens of different genders or sexual orientations—and they want to indoctrinate our children to be accepting of them or even be one of them. These pro-abortion activists are also crazy. Yes, crazy. They are out there marching and protesting and stalking judges for the non-existent “right” to kill their babies in the womb. And they are radical about it. Some religious denominations are saying it is a biblical right. I guess all the verses and context of the Bible that stress choosing life, having it more abundantly, and God knowing you before you were born have no meaning.
We have a president who lands in Israel and doesn’t know where he is, has to have frequent naps, falls off his bike, and misspeaks all the time—the latest saying that we all must keep alive the “honor of the holocaust.” What? Yes, he corrected himself quickly, but a person in his position should never misspeak on that topic–in Israel no less. All this could be excusable, but inflation is now beating out the Jimmy Carter years and his policies are directly responsible for driving the country into a recession—in an electric car because gas prices are too high. His policies have reduced buying power and have caused major disruptions in food supplies and most everything else. If he isn’t insane, his policies certainly are. Sadly, he appears to be suffering from dementia and his power-hungry puppeteers just keep pulling the strings.
We have a Supreme Court Justice who will not give a definition of “woman.” We have a First Lady who thinks race and ethnicity is identified by the kind of food people eat. All this against the backdrop that a record number of Americans, mostly identifying as—guess what?—democrats, no longer believe in God. See a connection? I’m reminded of David acting crazy before the Philistine King Achish in 1 Samuel 21:15 prompting Achish’s response, “Am I lacking madmen that you have brought this fellow to act demented in my presence?” Only with David it was an act. These political leaders we have before us today are intentional. In any other time in history, they would be judged mentally unfit. Today, not so much. And that truly is insanity.
Daily Devotion: The Gospel Defined - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
And they were preaching the gospel there —Acts 14:7
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/the-gospel-defined/ - Listen
What is the gospel? We know we should preach the gospel and live by the gospel, but do we know what the gospel is?
A literal translation of the word “gospel” is good news. Now, sometimes before we can appreciate the Good News, we first have to know the bad news.
Here’s the bad news: We’re all sinners. The Bible says, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23 NLT). And 1 John 1:8 tells us, “If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth” (NLT).
If you’re sharing your faith with someone, don’t assume they’ll necessarily know what sin is. In the Bible, we can translate the word “sin” in different ways. We can translate it as “trespass,” which means to cross the line. Another translation comes from the Greek word hamartia, which means “to miss the mark.”
When the Bible says that we’ve sinned or missed the mark, it means that we’ve fallen short of God’s standard for humanity. And what is that standard? It’s perfection.
Are we perfect? No, we aren’t.
That is where Jesus comes in. Because God knew we could not hit this mark, because God knew we could not be perfect people, Jesus died on the cross for our sin. That’s the good news. Romans 5:6 says, “When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners” (NLT).
Here’s the first verse every Christian should memorize: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV).
That is the gospel in a nutshell. Share it with someone. Let’s not turn the Good News into bad news by the way we deliver it, distort it, or leave out parts of it. Let’s deliver the explosive, dynamic, gospel.
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