The Citizen – Pete Garcia - https://www.rev310.net/post/the-citizen
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” President Ronald Reagan
The year of our Lord 2022, as it turns out, is (so far) not a good year to be an American political liberal. In fact, 2022 may go down as the Democrat Party's own version of a Nakba Year. But instead of losing precious geographical territory, the left is losing its grip on reality causing more and more Americans to begin pushing back against the extreme radical woke-ness that has swept across this nation like a viral pandemic.
First is the accelerating mental deterioration of the Democrat Party's chief political operative, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr (aka Brandon). Due to a toxic combination of age, years of lying, and the stress of the highest office in the world, Joe is now finding it harder and harder to distinguish fantasy from reality. He now operates almost entirely from cue cards as his handlers carefully script his every move made, and word uttered. Even then he fails. It is becoming increasingly impossible to walk back the trainwreck that is Joe Biden's public interaction with pretty much anyone with a microphone and a camera. I mean, he's shaking hands with people who aren't there. He's nodding off at high-profile events. He seems confused as to who he is or where he is going. He constantly misspeaks and fabricates events. Even his liberal base is taking notice and it's only going to get worse from here.
The second is the rapidly deteriorating American economy that is literally reversing every economic gain made under the previous administration. With record-high fuel prices, out-of-control inflation, and a potential famine looming on our immediate horizon, Democrats are doing their best to distract their increasingly shrinking audience with a phony January 6th show-trial/circus complete with oranged-wigged clowns masquerading as witnesses all claiming Trump singlehandedly tried to overthrow the government he was in charge of. Mind you, this is ongoing as real rioters and violent protesters are actually gathering outside the Supreme Court issuing fatwas against the SC Justices.
Speaking of, the third is the recent series of SCOTUS decisions that are fundamentally dismantling the foundation the progressives had been building for years. Roe v Wade (the left's sacred cow) is now thrown back to the states to decide. They also took a wrecking ball against the justification for the increasing infringement by blue cities and states upon Americans' 2nd Amendment rights. The SC finally took action allowing for school prayer and other religious activities, which means pushing back against the growing unconstitutional movement for the separation of church and state. Limiting the spread of government bureaucracy (i.e., major questions doctrine) can now be used to stop the creeping bureaucratization of the country. The key takeaway is this:
This decision represents the Supreme Court’s first formal assertion of the "major questions" doctrine, applicable when an agency claims broad authority based on new interpretations of older statutes or statutes in which the grant of authority is not explicitly stated.
These are major defeats to the cause of progressive leftism and we should be thankful to the previous administration that they were able to fill the vacancies at the Supreme Court while he could with conservative-leaning justices. However, what this means now though is the left's reinvigorated attempts to either pack the courts (i.e., add more justices) or discredit the court to the point its decision can be ignored or overwritten. Either way, it would be disastrous for the nation.
The fourth is the unraveling Covid/Vaccine Mandate/Ukraine/BLM/J6 Committee/Hunter Biden laptop narratives that are all literally falling apart at the seams. It just seems to me that whatever political or cultural event/cause the left tries to rally behind, it takes about three steps forward before completely disintegrating right before their very eyes.
Fifthly, the "2000 Mules" documentary has put an uncomfortable and undeniable spotlight on the Democrat's previous 2020 election rigging efforts via ballot-stuffing schemes. State governments and political parties are even now, rejecting the results of the 2020 election in light of the absolutely damning evidence this incredible documentary presents.
Honorable mention goes to the state of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis in their absolute manhandling of Disney Inc. during their recent attempt to delegitimize the new education laws that prevent teachers from sexually grooming their students. The state of Florida very publicly and rightfully stripped the grooming goliath of the special tax status and sovereignty it had long enjoyed since 1967.
The last of the bad news for the left is the looming "Red Wave" that threatens to topple Democrat control over both houses in the upcoming Midterm elections. In fact, it's looking so bad that it's not even so much a red wave as it is a red tsunami.
Yep, not a good time to be a Democrat.
But fear not comrade, the left still has a few political tricks up their sleeves.
If you believe nothing else in this brief, believe this- in the face of impending defeat, the Luciferian Left will not go quietly into the night. They will fight tooth and nail to regain every loss mentioned above as if they are being driven by the very hounds of hell themselves. And in their desperation, believe me when I say this, there is no depth deep enough they won't lower themselves to achieve those ends. They will politicize anything and everything and somehow flip the narrative so they come out looking like the victim.
So what options do they have left to play?
So when I say "they," I mean the entire smorgasbord of the political piranha class (i.e, the leftists, globalists, progressives, LGBTQ activists, communists, socialists, RINOs, deep statists, Satanists, etc.). They will absolutely try to bring back a new and improved version of a Covid pandemic in the near future. They will try and promote a new outbreak of MonkeyPox if they could just figure out a way to get it to spread beyond the homosexual community. Anthrax is not beneath them either. If that doesn't work, they will crash the US Dollar if they have to. Does anyone need $40B out there?
There is the aforementioned looming food crisis due to the mysteriously and yet, not-coincidental sabotaging of over one hundred food processing plants and mass animal cullings. Trust me comrade, if there is a way they can resurrect the need for universal mail-in ballots, ballot stuffing mules, and Dominion voting machines, they are going to do it. Come to think about it, they may just go for broke and use the food crisis as a reason to declare martial law. To heck with the elections!
All that said, will flipping the Congress and the Senate in the Fall really save the Republic?
Personally, I don't think so.
It might buy the nation some time, should the Lord tarry, but it's not going to reverse the downward death spiral our nation and the world are in presently.
But what of the recent political wins?
Yes, these were absolutely some much-needed national course corrections, however, judgment is still in our forecast.
But even apart from the coming divine judgment. Even apart from the prophetic timeline that has governed the affairs of man since time immemorial, there remain the natural laws God put in place in the first place. Take note of Victor Davis Hanson's wise words of warning regarding the consequences of the excessive abuses by progressive leftism and the woke politics of the Democrat Party and RINOs in their handling of our Constitution-
We assumed that our foundational documents—the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution—our natural bounty in North America, our cherished rule of law, our legal immigration traditions that drew in the most audacious and hardworking on the planet, and our guarantees of personal freedom and liberty led to such staggering wealth and affluence that nothing much that this mediocre generation could do would ever endanger our resilience.
But such inheritances are not written in stone. America, as the world’s only successful multiracial democratic republic, was always fragile. It was and is always one generation away from disappearing—should any cohort become so foolish as to mock its past, dismantle its institutions, revert to tribalism, redistribute rather than create wealth, and consume rather than invest. We are that generation. And we have an accounting with nature’s limitations, given there is always a corrective, not a nice one, but remediation nonetheless for every excess.
Trust me when I say I realize that is not a popular message; it is, however, about as honest an assessment as I can give. As noted in my previous briefs (Threadbare, Prophetic Redlines, Running out of Normal, ZAKS, etc), this nation is up to its eyeballs in existential crises. We are literally one "nudge" away from being pushed over the edge into either a full-blown civil war or some version of fiscal, economic, or political insolvency (and then civil war). Read the very excellent article from my good friend Jonathan Brentner who is echoing the same warning.
The law that entropy increases- the Second Law of Thermodynamics- holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of Nature. In fact, entropy appears to be the only true natural constant. All things fall apart, and human civilization is not exempt. - Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington
If you've read my articles over the years, you'll note some trends and themes I keep coming back to often. One of them, entropy, is as Sir Eddington notes quite accurately, the only true natural constant. To this point, the rise and fall of empires, kingdoms, and nations happen at an astonishing rate of repetition. Given this truth, is the USA immune from the same fate that befell every nation before it? Did we think this "American Dream" would last forever? Are we too big to fail? I mean, if you talk to people today, many still whole-heartedly believe that America (the way it is today) will still be around when their grandkids are grown up.
Trust me when I say I admire their optimism. However, the ONLY way I see that particular scenario happening, is if God puts a lid back on 95% of Bible prophecy so that we can continue to live our best lives now.
I'm not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet, but I think I can speak with a certain degree of scriptural authority when I say, God ain't gonna do that.
Don't get me wrong. I believe that America was divinely guided and inspired to form the kind of nation we did, when we did, and to achieve the things we did. But if God didn't withhold judgment from His own special nation of Israel (see Exodus 19, Deuteronomy 30, Tish b Av, etc.) He's not going to do it for us. We have far too much blood on our hands. We have far too much sin being normalized. We have tolerated far too much apostasy, heresy, and blasphemy to just be let off with a light slap on the wrist.
Nope. Judgment is still on the menu.
While a red wave might in fact sweep over this once great nation again in the coming Fall, it cannot change what is coming. It is in our nature to assume a normalcy bias. It is in our nature to want the status quo to remain the status quo. And especially in light of recent judicial and political victories, many might boast and beat our chests like the tide is finally turning. But given our knowledge of the grand scheme of things, the boasting appears more like Ozymandias than Nebuchadnezzar.
“The non-intervention of God bears very heavy interest, and He is greatly to be feared when He does nothing. He moves in long orbits, out of sight and sound. But He always arrives. Nothing can arrest the judgment of the Cross; nothing shake the judgment-seat of Christ” (PT Forsyth in The Justification of God)
Echoing PT Forsyth's haunting statement, there is NOTHING that can arrest God's divine judgment when it swings back around. It's coming, and even all of our great military and economic might cannot arrest nor slow its arrival. Thus, as time marches forward, we are as Jesus once said, being pressed into this coming Kingdom and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. It's coming because the time is drawing near for His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to assume His rightful place on the throne of David in Jerusalem as the rightful heir and ruler of this planet (2 Sam. 7:12-13, Luke 1:32-33).
But first, He will come for His bride the Church.
At the Rapture, He does not step foot on the planet but arrives in the sky to take us to go be with Him for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb (John 14:1-3, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, 1 Cor. 15:51-55). After this finishes, He will return with the armies of heaven in tow in power and glory (Rev. 19:11-16). At that point, the whole world will mourn at His coming as He peels back the sky and reveals Himself triumphantly over a ruined planet below (Matt. 26:64, Rev. 1:7).
The Antichrist, the False Prophet, and the ten kings suicidally redirect their armies to turn and fight Him instead, only to find their weapons useless and their numbers insignificant at His triumphal descent over the land of Israel. He merely utters a word and the armies disintegrate where they stand. The Antichrist and the False Prophet are tossed alive into the Lake of Fire which burns forever and ever, and Jesus rides the 200-mile stretch of the Armageddon Campaign, utterly destroying the armies before Him with the utmost ease (Rev. 19:17-21).
Again, it is as Jesus said in Luke 16:15-17,
The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.
In other words, it would be easier for the universe to dissolve into absolute nothingness before even one of God's promises goes unfulfilled.
As an American, I want nothing more than for me to look back on the 2020s one day and tell my grown children, or perhaps even my then grandchildren, how American patriots rose up way back then and defeated a great evil that almost swept our nation into generational darkness. Maybe we could be looked at as the new greatest generation; the ones who took Reagan's warning to heart and turned it around at the last minute. After all, some of the greatest stories ever told are made of this kind of stuff- the good facing off against evil's insurmountable forces in which the underdogs snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat at just the right moment. It is a good Hollywood ending befitting a nation like ours I think...but then I remember something.
This isn't our story.
Human history isn't centered around the United States of America, or even, the survival of Western Civilization. It's based on the God-Man, Jesus Christ, and His divine agenda to reclaim the planet and banish evil forever.
As a Christian, I am a monarchist, and my King is in a state of voluntary, yet temporary, exile at the moment. But one day soon He will return because He cannot break His promise not to.
As a monarchist, I serve the King of kings, and the cost of servitude is total devotion to His cause. Therefore, my loyalties and citizenship are not dependent upon who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, or even the presidency. I am called to serve Him regardless of who holds power.
Since my King is sovereign over the universe entire, and in every realm seen and unseen, my citizenship is securely anchored in the eternal heavens. Thus, as a citizen-in-exile, I am living out this present life as a mortal sojourner caught behind enemy lines.
Although I do my best in the here and now and try to be the salt and light to a lost and dying world, ultimately, I know I am not the one who can restore all things. Thankfully, my hope is secured in the One who can.
As a citizen of heaven, I realize the true price of freedom wasn't purchased on the streets of Fallujah. It wasn't purchased on the beaches at Normandy. It wasn't purchased at the battlefield at Antietam. No, my citizenship was purchased nearly two thousand years ago on a lonely hilltop outside of Jerusalem.
Furthermore, my freedom wasn't won by battle-hardened soldiers fighting a bloody war to the last man standing; it was fought by one Man. He won it all by laying down His life and dying naked, beaten, and bloodied upon a wooden cross.
In sacrificing Himself, He did what no other being in the universe could do- He lived a perfect life, and died the only sinless man, defeating death and hell in the process. Thus, in so doing, He now claims the keys of death and hell and has secured mine (and yours) immortal citizenship forevermore.
But it's not just mine (or yours). Salvation is open to anyone and everyone. As it is said in Scripture, "Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord SHALL be saved." (Romans 10:9-13)
So fellow citizen, keep your chin up, but not to look down upon anyone else, for we are all but lowly sinners saved by grace. No, we keep our chin up to keep our eyes focused on our heavenly home while we await our upward call. And then, God will restore all things. He will renew all things. He will show us the exceeding riches of His grace, in the ages to come. And then, we will finally become the people we were always intended to be. And our future home in the Kingdom that will never end, and whose nations' the God is the Lord.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Philippians 3:20-21
Has The Final Beast Empire of Revelation Come Knocking? – PNW Staff - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5454
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared his support for a political union that includes not only the EU but also the former realm of the Roman Empire.
Though Britain left the European Union in 2020 in a move known as Brexit, some European leaders feel Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created a greater need for unity in the face of a common threat. A parallel organization would enable Britain to join without reentering the EU.
Johnson revealed his modern Imperium would extend from the UK to the Maghreb region of northern Africa and eastward to Turkey. He claimed he had come up with the idea "back when I first became foreign secretary" and that he thought "we should basically be recreating the Mare Nostrum of the Roman Empire."
The Mediterranean Sea was given the Roman name Mare Nostrum when the Roman Empire ruled over most of Europe, the northern African coast, modern-day Turkey, and parts of the Caucasus.
French leader Emmanuel Macron has long championed a greater European political community and has been calling for a "true European army" since he took power. Johnson's plan, however, sets out a much larger vision of who should be included.
Some of Europe's most prominent politicians have argued for years that to become a true global power, the E.U. needs its own defense force, one that is independent of the U.S.-European NATO alliance and does not rely on the United States.
Former President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has suggested Europe transform itself into what he called a "superpower" that could act as a "global security power". He went on to say, "the Americans, to whom we owe much... will not ensure the security of the Europeans in the long term. We have to do this ourselves and the only way forward is to combine our forces and strengthen not only our capacity, but also our will to act".
Armin Laschet of Germany said recently that Europe must be strengthened "such that we never have to leave it up to Americans.
The idea of an EU army to defend Europe has been around since the days of Churchill and seems to be revived every decade. While most attempts have failed there are some followers of Bible Prophecy who see the potential for a future 10 nation alliance out of Europe to fulfill the prophecies of the Book of Daniel & Revelation in which a 10 nation alliance from Europe (the Beast of Revelation) becomes the seat of power for the Antichrist on his way to global domination.
Some have speculated about whether these prophecies in Revelation refer to 10 nations, 10 world regions, or simply 10 leaders. When the European Union first emerged and eventually grew to 10 member nations, prophecy students were sitting up and taking notice, until the EU grew past 10 nations (current EU members total 27 nations). Then the excitement died down considerably as Europe failed to demonstrate any united military capability.
Now with talk of a fresh desire to expand European political and military alliances into most of the former Roman Empire, people are starting to pay attention again. Especially as it coincides with so many other important prophetic events happening such as the shadow war between Iran & Israel, the players for Ezekiel 38 all in alignment (including Afghanistan thanks to Biden), the advancement of technology that could fulfill the mark of the beast, natural disasters, the global impact of disease, a potential economic crisis/reset and the list goes on and on.
There are more questions and speculation than anything else at this point regarding the future of the European Union and recreating the Roman Empire but with so many prophetic events converging at this time it is time to be paying attention more now than ever before. We know from scripture a final world empire ruled by the Antichrist will emerge. It is only a matter of how and when.
Russia Claims To Discover Massive Arctic Oil Reserve, Tells Allies To Get On Their ‘Ark’ to Escape Biblical-Style Economic ‘Cataclysm’ – HD Staff - https://harbingersdaily.com/russia-claims-to-discover-massive-arctic-oil-reserve-tells-allies-to-get-on-their-ark-to-escape-biblical-style-economic-cataclysm/
Russian state-run energy giant, Rosneft, claimed last week that a significant oil discovery of 82 million tons has been made in the Arctic Pechora Sea.
According to Rosneft, the claimed discovery, which comes amid skyrocketing gas prices, was found during exploratory drilling in the area of Medynsko-Varandeysky.
In a statement, the company declared that tests showed a “free flow of oil was obtained with a maximum flow rate of 220 cubic meters a day.” Additionally, they reported that the “oil is light, low-sulfur, low viscosity.”
The claim came after Rosneft’s CEO, Igor Sechin, insisted last month that the world’s economic salvation regarding the oil and gas industry rests in the Russian Arctic.
During his speech, Sechin warned that the actions of the United States and the European Union would send the world into a biblical-style economic “cataclysm.”
His presentation, titled “New Global Energy Market. Crusade Against Russian Oil. And Where is Noah’s Ark?” compared the approaching economic disaster to the global flood recorded in the book of Genesis.
Sechin insisted that the financial “Noah’s Ark” is being built in the Russian arctic.
“But we have to do it before the Flood,” Sechin stated, adding that Russia “will be happy to see all friends joining us in building of this new Ark of the world economy.”
Whether the Russian oil discovery in the arctic was truly made is worth questioning considering the extensive propaganda being dispelled by the Russian government, which has increased significantly during its war in Ukraine.
The country’s claim further comes at a time in which the European Union is turning away from Russia, turning instead toward the nation of Israel to help meet its oil and gas needs.
From a Christian perspective, the Bible speaks of a future military operation led by Russia, alongside Iran, Turkey, and others, to invade the nation of Israel from the north.
One interesting aspect of this prophecy recorded in Ezekiel 38-39 states that God will put a “hook in the jaw” of Russia’s leader, referred to as “Gog.” He will “think an evil thought,” deciding to attack Israel “to take a spoil.”
Christian author Terry James in his recent article, “Fishing For Gog,” questioned whether Israel’s oil and gas would be the bait God uses to hook Russia.
“God’s Word says He will put hooks in the jaws of the leader of the attacking coalition,” James explained. “It is more than proper, I think, to wonder if Israel’s great oil and gas reserves might be the bait the Lord will use in hooking this evil leader in, bringing Gog’s forces down to be all but totally destroyed on the mountains of Israel.”
“When the attack takes place, the leaders of the nations watching apparently will only send a weak diplomatic note of protest,” he described. “It sounds very much like the weakness we see now in the American government and in that of the EU and others.”
“At the moment, because of the Biden administration going into green insanity by shutting down America’s oil-producing industry, Russia has gained greatly in the producing and selling of petroleum and natural gas,” he wrote. “Nations of Europe, in particular, are in a critical juncture regarding having natural gas to fuel its needs. Russia is providing the natural gas needed to supply needs in the UK and other nations.”
“But now, the little Jewish state, Israel, doesn’t look so diminutive in terms of nation-states,” he stressed. “They have found and harnessed massive gas reserves and petroleum reserves.”
Last month, Israel made the historic move of signing a deal with the EU to supply oil to Europe for decades to come. Amir Tsarfati, Founder and President of Behold Israel, discussed the Israel-EU deal in a recent MIDEAST Review titled, “Israel’s Energy Hooks The World’s Attention.”
“This [historic deal] is important for several reasons: Firstly, Israel has officially become an energy superpower. Secondly, the EU has always hated Israel, but now they have become great friends. This is important because it is from that part of Europe that the antichrist will rise, and Israel will ally with him,” he explained.
“Thirdly, the countdown to the Russian invasion to plunder the spoils of Israel in the Ezekiel 38 War has begun. Russia’s primary source of income is its energy exports. Losing its number one customer, Europe, to Israel will rapidly become untenable,” Tsrafati underscored.
“I have been saying for years that the catalyst for the Ezekiel 38-39 War will not be the Palestinian cause or land or religion. Instead, the fight will have financial roots when the enemies of Israel will come to plunder its spoils,” Tsarafti additionally highlighted. “For centuries, there was nothing to plunder. But now that Israel has become an energy and technology powerhouse, it is drawing like a magnet the attention of bad actor countries.”
5 Major Trends To Watch For During The Second Half Of 2022 - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/5-major-trends-to-watch-for-during-the-second-half-of-2022/
Can you believe that it is the second half of 2022 already? I don’t know about you, but to me it seems like time goes by faster with each passing year. Perhaps that is just because I am getting older. In any event, the first six months of 2022 are already in the tank. During those six months, the largest land war in Europe since World War II has erupted, inflation has spiraled out of control all over the world, we have plunged into the worst energy crisis since the 1970s, a horrifying bird flu pandemic has killed tens of millions of turkeys and chickens in the U.S. alone, the worst monkeypox outbreak in history has begun, the S&P 500 had the worst start to a year since 1970, and global leaders have been relentlessly warning us that we are heading into an “unprecedented” planetary food crisis. Unfortunately, I expect the second half of 2022 to be even worse.
Recently, I have been finding myself using the word “accelerate” a lot in my discussions with other people. Global events have certainly accelerated during the first half of this year, and I am convinced that they will accelerate even more during the second half.
In particular, I believe that things will really start getting crazy once summer is over.
Let me give you a few areas that I will be focusing on in the months ahead. The following are 5 trends to watch for during the second half of 2022…
#1 Economic Shaking
Obviously things have not gone well economically during the first half of this year. Inflation is raging all over the globe, and economic activity is slowing down everywhere that you look. Based on the latest reading from the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow model, it appears that the U.S. economy has already plunged into a recession. I expect the U.S. economy to continue to deteriorate as we move toward the end of 2022, but I am actually far more concerned about economic conditions in Europe.
The war in Ukraine has hit European economies really hard, and now many of them are potentially facing very serious shortages of natural gas this winter. The EUR/USD is rapidly approaching parity, and this is something that I have been anticipating for years. Once the EUR/USD drops below parity, I think that the dominoes in Europe are going to start falling fairly rapidly.
Meanwhile, I expect inflation rates to remain elevated all over the planet, and this is going to continue to cause tremendous problems.
#2 Widespread Famines
The head of the UN has publicly warned us that we are moving into an “unprecedented global hunger crisis”, and people are already starting to drop dead from starvation in some parts of eastern Africa.
Sadly, I believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Even before the war in Ukraine started, we were already headed into a major food crisis thanks to the soaring price of fertilizer and extremely bizarre global weather patterns. Now the war in Ukraine has reduced the flow of agricultural exports from one of the key breadbaskets in the world to just a trickle. At the same time, food production is going to come in well below expectations all over the planet due to a variety of factors that I have been documenting on my websites.
Food prices have already risen very aggressively, but the biggest problem will be the food that is not grown in the months ahead.
There simply is not going to be enough food for everyone, and that is going to cause enormous societal stress all over the globe in late 2022 and beyond.
#3 More War
The conflict in Ukraine has become extremely bitter and extremely bloody. Unfortunately, it appears that it is not going to end any time soon.
I would love to see a peaceful resolution to the war, because I think that is what would be best for everyone. But the president of Ukraine does not want to negotiate even though his government is losing more territory with each passing day.
So this horrible war will just keep going month after month, and the U.S. just keeps getting more deeply involved. Needless to say, at some point this proxy war between the U.S. and Russia could evolve into a shooting war between our two nations, and that is a scenario that we should be working very hard to avoid.
On the other side of the globe, I believe that China is planning on invading Taiwan while Joe Biden is still in office. They have seen how powerless he has been to stop the Russians, and I think that they are convinced that they have a window of opportunity to “reunify” with Taiwan by force.
But I actually think that another major war will start first.
The IAEA is now telling us that Iran “possesses enough fissile material to construct a nuclear bomb”, and that is a threshold that Israel always said that they would never allow the Iranians to cross.
Israel and Iran are already engaged in a “shadow war”, but I am entirely convinced that it will soon escalate into a full-blown regional conflict.
It may begin in a way that you might not expect, but one way or another it is going to happen.
Hopefully it will not erupt during the second half of this year, but the clock is definitely ticking.
We already have COVID. In fact, they are now telling us that the worst version of the disease that we have seen so far is now circulating widely in the United States.
We are also dealing with a nightmarish bird flu pandemic which has killed tens of millions of our chickens and our turkeys.
On top of everything else, the number of monkeypox cases continues to rise at an exponential rate.
But I believe that more outbreaks are on the way.
We have entered an era when mad scientists all over the globe are monkeying around with the deadliest bugs that mankind has ever known.
And as time moves along, I believe that bad actors will increasingly use diseases that have been cooked up in labs as weapons.
#5 Geophysical Shaking
Let’s just call this one a hunch.
Unlike the first four areas that I have discussed, geophysical events have not made a lot of headlines lately.
Yes, there have been unusual earthquakes in diverse places such as South Carolina, and the sun has been behaving strangely in recent days, but overall things have been relatively quiet.
Unfortunately, I expect that to change.
If you disagree with me, that is perfectly fine. Let’s just watch and see how things play out.
Two years ago I tried to give everyone a big picture overview of what was coming, and since that time so many of the things that I listed have either happened or have started to happen.
We really have entered a “perfect storm”, and those that are still waiting for life to go back to “normal” are going to be bitterly disappointed.
If you always thought that it would be wonderful to live during one of the most important times in human history, you are about to get your wish.
What was once unthinkable will soon become reality, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Daily Jot: Stupidocrisy: Hell in a handbasket - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
There used to be an old saying in farm country: [Subject] is going to hell in a handbasket. I’ve heard that the origin of the phrase dates back to France and the guillotine where heads were caught in a basket and the people assumed that the victims were going to hell for their crimes. According to TheFreeDictionary.com, the meaning of the phrase is “To deteriorate rapidly…The “handbasket” alliteration caught on and was applied to anyone whose behavior was likely to lead to unhappy consequences.” One such unhappy consequence could be hypothesized from a recent Gallup poll is that the United States is going to hell in a handbasket because it has been steadily turning away from God and US leadership is a reflection.
According to Gallup, “Belief in God has fallen the most in recent years among young adults and people on the left of the political spectrum (liberals and Democrats). These groups show drops of 10 or more percentage points comparing the 2022 figures to an average of the 2013-2017 polls. Most other key subgroups have experienced at least a modest decline, although conservatives and married adults have had essentially no change. The groups with the largest declines are also the groups that are currently least likely to believe in God, including liberals (62%), young adults (68%) and Democrats (72%). Belief in God is highest among political conservatives (94%) and Republicans (92%), reflecting that religiosity is a major determinant of political divisions in the U.S.” Can you see how this division may lead to religious persecution?
Gallup also found “Fewer Americans today than five years ago believe in God, and the percentage is down even more from the 1950s and 1960s when almost all Americans did. Still, the vast majority of Americans believe in God, whether that means they believe a higher power hears prayers and can intervene or not. And while belief in God has declined in recent years, Gallup has documented steeper drops in church attendance, church membership, and confidence in organized religion suggesting that the practice of religious faith may be changing more than basic faith in God.” In short, Americans’ belief in God is declining along with their belief that God is real, can hear prayers and answer them.
Those who don’t believe in God, are the same folks who are destroying our country—liberals and Democrats. They are the ones who promote abortion, sexual grooming of our young people in public schools, the teaching of godless curriculum and want to ban prayer in public places. The places where these people live are plagued with high crime, murders and violence. Married conservative Republicans are more likely to believe in God and reflect the values taught in the Bible. Hence, less moral depravity, crime and violence. Trouble is, overall the ones with the good sense and morals are not the ones that are changing and influencing society. Why is that? 2 Corinthian 11:19 says, “For you suffer fools gladly, seeing yourselves are wise.” We need to change our tolerance for this handbasket, otherwise we are part of the…say it with me…stupidocrisy.
Daily Devotion: The Benefits of Sharing Your Faith - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart —Psalm 40:8
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/the-benefits-of-sharing-your-faith/ - Listen
Sometimes as Christians, we find ourselves down and depressed and lethargic, even though we’re reading our Bibles, praying, going to church, and fellowshipping with other believers. A depression of sorts has come into our lives, and we wonder why.
Of course, there is the reality of clinical depression, and some people have a serious struggle with this. But there is another kind of depression that many of us have as Christians, and there’s something we can do to deal with it. In fact, it’s a ten-step cure for depression.
The first step is to find someone who has greater needs than you do, and then do something for them. The second step is to repeat the first step nine more times.
The idea is to look at the needs of others and share Jesus with them. Satan wants to steal your joy as a Christian, and he wants to keep people from coming to Christ because it’s a direct threat to the kingdom of darkness. The Devil is unhappy that you transferred your citizenship from his kingdom to God’s kingdom. He’s unhappy that you changed your eternal address from Hell to Heaven.
Yet God wants us to share our faith because He chooses to reach people through people. Romans 10:14 points out, “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” (NLT).
Of course, God could do this work without us. He could roll away the heavens, poke His face through, and say, “Hello, humanity! I’m God and you’re not. Believe in Me right now!”
Instead, God chooses to reach people through people. So, let’s get grounded in our faith and help others come to believe in Jesus.
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