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The End of Freedom - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2022/01/16/the-end-of-freedom-by-daymond-duck/
Rev. 13:7 reads, “And it was given unto him (the Antichrist) to make war with the saints [the people that get saved after the Rapture], and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
The Antichrist will rule over all kindreds, tongues, and nations (rule over a world government including the U.S.).
The government of Antichrist must be more powerful than the government of America.
America must give or lose its sovereignty, and that is what globalism and the New World Order are about.
It is important for us to know that the UN has agreed to establish a world government by 2030 or sooner.
If God allows globalists to establish a world government by 2030, the Rapture will happen before that.
A reader sent the following link to a video that some may want to watch.
According to the video:
Below are some events that made the news this week.
One, concerning the decline of America: on Jan. 6, 2022, it was reported that a new poll found that 76.8% of respondents (more than three out of four) now believe that “American society and culture are in a state of decay.”
It was Pres. Obama (not this writer) that said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
It was Joe Biden (not this writer) that said, “The affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order” (world government).
Two, concerning the coming godless world government, world religion, and persecution of Christians: on Jan. 8, 2022, it was reported that a coalition of prominent evangelical pastors in Canada has come out against a new Canadian law (Bill C-4) that will allow the criminal prosecution of Christians that speak out against homosexuality and transgenderism in Canada.
The group voiced their opposition to the bill by posting a letter criticizing the Canadian Members of Parliament for rushing through a bill without debate or public comment that defines Bible teaching on sexuality and gender as a “myth.”
According to the law, those that believe the “myth” that there are only 2 genders (male and female) and say they believe it can be threatened with 5 years in jail.
Three, for those that think the Bible is a book of myths, on Dec. 19, 2021, it was reported that new research on an ancient aqueduct in Jerusalem suggests that the aqueduct was built by Pontius Pilate (the Roman leader that governed Israel from about 26-27 AD to about 36-37 AD).
According to the Bible, Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus to death.
The fact that archaeology continues to confirm Bible dates, places, names, teachings, etc., is very important.
Four, concerning perilous times and world government (a borderless world): on Jan. 7, 2022, the 2-year anniversary of America’s assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, his replacement vowed to retaliate against Americans inside their homes in the U.S.
Despite this threat to send terrorists to attack American citizens inside the U.S., America’s border with Mexico remains wide open for the terrorists to enter.
Five, Jan. 1, 2022, was the sabbath in Israel, and the Jewish Scripture for that day was about the seventh plague in Egypt (Hail and fire; Ex. 9:18-26).
While Jews were in the Synagogues reading the Scriptures, “quail-size” hailstones and lightning (flashing fire) were falling in an Egyptian town on the Red Sea.
Whether this was a coincidence or a message from God is debatable, but it is a fact that Jews believe God will send plagues at the end of the age, and this happened.
Six, concerning a peace treaty in the Middle East that will begin the Tribulation Period: on Jan. 10, 2022, a bipartisan group of House and Senate members launched a Caucus to strengthen the normalization agreements that several Arab nations have signed with Israel and to “widen the circle of peace” between Israel and other nations.
Seven, concerning famine: on Jan. 8, 2022, it was reported that several U.S. supermarkets are reporting incidents of empty shelves and a growing concern over a possible shortage of meat, eggs, and potatoes.
(More: It was reported that McDonald’s in Japan has stopped selling large and medium orders of French Fries (it is small or nothing), Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kenya has removed French Fries from their menu, and potato chip producers in South Africa are having trouble getting enough potatoes to produce their chips.)
(More: on Jan.10, 2022, it was reported that it might be months, perhaps 6 months, before some store shelves are restocked to normal levels.)
(More: on Jan. 12, 2022, it was reported that inflation has caused a 7% rise in prices compared to one year ago. This is the largest increase in 40 years.)
Eight, concerning deceit and wickedness: on Jan. 12, 2022, it was reported that leaked military documents from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) appear to show that Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine were identified as curatives for Covid (as medicines that will cure Covid) in April 2020.
If this is true, someone needs to be held accountable for denying access to a cure for Covid from citizens.
Medical personnel that have lost their jobs for providing their patients with access to Ivermectin and/Hydroxychloroquine should be compensated and restored.
Here is a link to the article.
Nine, on Jan. 12, 2022, it was reported that Washington State will hold a Zoom meeting today to discuss an amendment to a state law that will allow officials to arrest and hold unvaccinated citizens against their will in internment camps.
Internment camps are already being used in China and Australia, and this could be the beginning of their use in the U.S.
(Note: My article will be sent to the Rapture Ready editor before I know the result of the Washington State meeting.)
Ten, this may not relate to Bible prophecy, but on Jan. 11, 2022, it was reported that Covid caused a 34% decline in new blood donors last year, prompting the Red Cross to declare a national blood crisis for the first time.
Finally, are you Rapture Ready?
If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.
What In the World Is Happening to Our Planet? One Of the Most Catastrophic Disasters In Modern History Should Be A Wake Up Call For All Of Us - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/what-in-the-world-is-happening-to-our-planet-one-of-the-most-catastrophic-disasters-in-modern-history-should-be-a-wake-up-call-for-all-of-us/
Why does our planet keep getting hit by “historic disaster” after “historic disaster”? Over the past couple of years, an extremely unusual series of hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions has rocked the globe. Authorities keep telling us that “everything is normal”, but the truth is that there is absolutely nothing about any of this that is “normal”. Major changes appear to be happening to our planet, and that has enormous implications for our future. Unfortunately, the corporate media gives very little attention to the major disasters that take place outside of the United States, and so most Americans don’t even understand the seriousness of what we are facing.
Over the weekend, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga experienced a “once in a thousand years explosion”. This eruption sent a 3 mile wide mushroom cloud of red hot ash, steam and gas 12 miles into the air.
To put that in perspective, the entire island of Manhattan is only 2.3 miles wide.
This eruption was so massive that it actually created an entirely new island, and the sonic boom from the blast could be heard 6000 miles away in Alaska…
Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place on Saturday evening, with a huge plume of ash, steam and gas.
A sonic boom could be heard as far away as Alaska.
In Tonga, it triggered tsunami waves that crashed ashore and sent people rushing to higher ground.
One of the most remarkable things about this disaster is the incredible amount of volcanic lightning that it produced.
It is being reported that there were approximately “200,000 lightning events” during the first hour of the eruption alone.
Just think about that.
We are talking about an event that truly belongs in the history books.
Unfortunately, once it became clear that the tsunami waves that were going to hit the west coast would not be that serious, the corporate media largely began downgrading this story.
But needless to say, this is probably the biggest event to ever hit the nation of Tonga. When the tsunami arrived, many residents of Tonga had no warning at all…
One Tongan resident, Mere Taufa, spoke to the New Zealand news site Stuff.co.nz and said the eruption hit as her family was preparing for dinner.
“My first instinct was to take cover under the table. I grabbed my little sister and screamed at my parents and others in the house to do the same.”
Taufa said that, suddenly, water started filling her home.
Fortunately for those living on the west coast of the United States, the tsunami waves were not very high by the time they traveled all the way across the Pacific Ocean from Tonga.
In fact, the largest wave that was reported on the west coast was just 4.3 feet tall…
A wave of 4.3 feet was reported in Port San Luis California, according to the National Weather Service. Large waves were also reported in King Cove, Alaska, La Push, Washington, and several other locations.
Two people were transported to the hospital after being swept into the water Saturday afternoon at San Gregorio State Beach, according to local fire officials. One was taken by helicopter.
We should be thankful that there were only a few injuries in the U.S., but let this event also serve as a warning.
In previous articles I have warned that the west coast is extremely vulnerable to tsunamis, and it is just a matter of time before a really big one comes along.
As for Tonga, life in that island nation of 105,000 people will never be the same after this.
At this moment, it is absolutely covered in volcanic ash, and the tsunami has caused immense devastation.
But we won’t know the full extent of the catastrophe for some time, because phone and Internet links to the country have been severed…
Tsunami-hit Tonga remained largely uncontactable on Sunday with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had yet to come through.
A lot of people dream of living in an “island paradise” such as Tonga, but many of those “island paradises” were originally created by volcanic activity.
And now that once dormant volcanoes are roaring to life all over the globe, sitting on top of an area known for past volcanic activity may not be a great place to be.
Just ask those that decided to move to the Canary Islands before the most recent eruption.
In my entire lifetime, we have never seen an event such as this happen in the Pacific. One expert that was interviewed about this disaster called it “humbling and scary”…
Dave Snider, the tsunami warning co-ordinator for the National Tsunami Warning Centre in Palmer, Alaska, said it was very unusual for a volcanic eruption to affect an entire ocean basin, and the spectacle was both ‘humbling and scary’.
I really do hope that a lot of people are “scared” by this disaster, because that may be what it takes to finally wake them up.
According to Volcano Discovery, more than two dozen volcanoes are erupting around the world right now.
And as I have discussed in recent weeks, major earthquakes are happening with increasing regularity all along the Ring of Fire.
Just before Christmas, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck just off the coast of northern California.
But I’ll bet that most of you have already forgotten about that quake.
And that is because we have already witnessed several other natural disasters that were much more severe since then.
It seems like almost every few days another “historic disaster” is happening somewhere in the world.
As I said at the start of this article, this is not “normal”, and I believe that what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.
Did The Bible Predict Drone Swarm Technology? – PNW Staff - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5162
The term 'one man army' has never been truer as new technology advances have placed the ability of a 130 drone swarm into the hands of one operator.
Defense contractor company Raytheon, in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was able to successfully test their new technology in both an indoor and outdoor urban setting recently.
Dubbed 'OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics' (OFFSET), the swarm was made up of 130 physical drones as well as 30 simulated drones. Raytheon claims that the software and hardware used in the swarm allows an operator to command a swarm with 'minimal training', including a speech interface that allows the operator to give voice commands to the swarm.
The operator controlling the swarm won't be doing so at a desk with a joystick. Instead, they'll use a virtual reality interface that allows them to look through each drone individually. This creates an "interactive virtual view of the environment," the press release said.
"You can look behind the building to access a view of drone locations for example and use the virtual reality environment to test and see if your mission is viable," one official explained.
When you imagine that one person with minimal training can give voice commands to a drone swarm army - it presents some scary futuristic scenarios.
However, some advances are being made that may allow drone swarms to act almost independently of human direction.
Several militaries have been working on developing Artificial Intelligence that allows the drones to work together without the need for an operator.
The basic idea of a drone swarm is that its machines are able to make decisions among themselves.
The swarm continue its mission, even if loses some drones during its mission.
The machine learning system is fed with data sourced from satellites, other reconnaissance drones, and aerial vehicles, as well as intelligence collected by ground units.
China is one of the nations leading the charge on the development of drone swarm technology. Some reports indicate that China has successfully tested a swarm of one thousand drones. And China appears to be interested in swarm capability as a method of attacking US aircraft carriers.
Several test simulations by the US Navy have shown that drone swarms are consistently able to get past ship defenses that are geared towards shooting down single planes. This weakness means it makes sense to attack an enemy ship with a large number of cheap drones rather than one missile costing the same.
Ironically, the best counter to drone swarm attacks being studied is a defensive drone swarm that can intercept the offensive ones, thus creating a virtual drone swarm war.
Some prophecy watchers find it interesting that the Bible describes "locust" type creatures that play a significant role in end-time conflict. Revelation 9 describes them this way:
"The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were something like crowns of gold, and their faces were like faces of men. They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running to battle. They had tails like scorpions and stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek his name is Apollyon." (Revelation 9:7-11).
What on earth was the Apostle John talking about? Exactly what kind of locusts did he witness on the Isle of Patmos where he received these prophetic revelations?
The traditional interpretation is that these locusts could be evil entities and/or demonic physical or spiritual beings that will rise up out of the bottomless pit (abyss) to torment people and assume the characteristics of locusts.
Others speculate they may be some form of grotesque variation of natural locusts as we know them today (perhaps even some form of chimeras or other DNA manipulation that scientists are now moving ahead with), or did John the Apostle perhaps see some advanced military aerial machinery that he lacked the words to describe? Even the commentator in the video below refers to the drone swam as looking like a 'swarm of locust'.
These revelations were given to John about 2,000 years ago when there would have been no way for him properly to describe 21st-century technological inventions that would follow many centuries later. Is it possible John was describing some type of technology in our day similar to the drone swarms?
Learn more about China's drone swarm advances and it's direct threat to the US here:
Looking For Jesus - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-1-16-2022/
On the list of end-time events, nothing has to happen before Jesus snatches His people from the face of the earth. That means the rapture could happen many years from now, or any second now. The Bible calls it our “blessed hope.” Titus 2:13 says, “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” [NKJV]
Notice that we are not looking for the appearing of Antichrist, but of Jesus Christ. A lot of Christians now believe that Antichrist must appear before the rapture. They base this on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3.
“Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to Him, that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.” [NASB]
People often confuse “the day of the Lord” and “the rapture.” A study of the day of the Lord in both the New and Old Testaments shows that it is not a single day, but an epoch. It begins at the beginning of the seven years of tribulation (also known as “Daniel’s Seventieth Week”). It ends at the end of the millennium. But the rapture happens before the day of the Lord.
Paul taught the Thessalonian Christians about a pretribulation rapture and about the day of the Lord. Sometime after he left, a group began teaching that the day of the Lord had begun. To the Thessalonians, this meant they had missed the rapture — a notion that shook them to the core.
Paul tells them to remember what he taught them about the day of the Lord. Daniel 9:27 says that the tribulation (“Daniel’s Seventieth Week”) begins when “the prince who is to come” (Antichrist) makes a treaty with Israel. Before Antichrist can make such a significant treaty, he will obviously have to arrive on the world scene. So, before the tribulation can begin, Antichrist must have risen to a high level of power and prominence, probably as leader of the European Union or its successor.
He cannot rise to such a position now because Satan’s work on earth is being restrained. Paul went on to write, “Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming.” [2 Thessalonians 2:5-8, NASB]
The restrainer is the Holy Spirit working through the Church. At the rapture, that restraint on Satan will be taken out of the way. The teaching here is clear. The day of the Lord cannot begin until the rise of Antichrist, and Antichrist cannot rise until the Church has been taken out of the way. Therefore, the rapture must take place before the tribulation.
People who believe that the Antichrist must appear before the rapture face a conundrum. Instead of looking for the appearing of Christ, they must look for the appearing of Antichrist. But as we just read in Titus 2:13, we are to be “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”
In other words, we are looking for life, not death; love, not hate; and so, we look forward with joy rather than despair.
Daily Jot: Mystery and intrigue surround 2021 death rate increase - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
The discovery that death rates increased 40% during the COVID pandemic year over the previous year, and years-before averages, has prompted some head scratching among the medical community. It appears that the increase, which Indiana’s OneAmerica Insurance CEO Scott Davidson claims is four times higher than a one-in-200-year catastrophe, are not COVID related. These deaths are among the working age group 18-64 Indiana Hospital Association President Brian Tabor confirmed that Indiana hospitals are seeing increases in deaths and hospitalizations AND 2021 COVID deaths are less than half of those in 2020. Other countries, such as India, are reporting almost exactly the same. What gives?
According to the Epoch Times, “vaccine safety blogger Steve Kirsch, Phoenix, Arizona, is reporting a 100 percent rise in the death rate among city employees. In 2021, it was double that of the 10-year average. “There is clearly something going on that is not unique to Indiana,” he writes, adding: “Excess mortality figures in Europe and the UK seem to show younger people are dying faster than the elderly, and that people 0-14 are dying faster in the second half of 2021 as compared to the first.”” Doctors who have identified non-CDC “approved” COVID treatment options say that some 85% of that death rate could have been prevented by making sure early treatment was given, “rather than exclusively relying on a vaccine.”
The mystery surrounding this death rate increase is even more heightened since hospitals were financially incentivized by the CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for all things COVID—up to $100,000 from testing through death. And these hospitals were mandated to use the CDC protocol of remdesivir (which had a 50%+ mortality rate when it was forced to be withdrawn in treating Ebola) and ventilators, which have an a 45-84% age-related mortality rate. All this certainly adds up to more than a 50% mortality rate if a loved one was admitted to the hospital for COVID. But what about the 40% death rate increase where COVID is not listed on the death certificate? That’s what scientists are trying to unpack.
Given the current environment of censorship and job loss for those who offer alternative treatments for COVID, there is a white elephant in the room—the mRNA vaccines. Vaccines long have been suspected by many, and alternate opinions dismissed by big pharma, of causing life altering side effects. Doctors are reluctant to connect these side effects with the vaccines, and it is very difficult to trace. But one theory, currently publicly unspoken, but privately discussed, is that the COVID vaccines may be related to these death rate increases. As Christ said in John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” We need to hear the truth one way or another. Because the authorities are using their version of it to spread fear and bondage.
Daily Devotion: One of Life’s Greatest Blessings - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! —Luke 15:7
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/one-of-lifes-greatest-blessings/ - Listen
What is the gospel? Literally defined, the gospel means “good news.” The gospel teaches that we’re all separated from God by our sins, and there is nothing we can do to satisfy the righteous demands of God on our own.
Also, the gospel doesn’t teach that we’re good. Rather, it teaches that we’re bad and separated from God. But 2,000 years ago, God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and rise from the dead. And if we’ll turn from our sins and ask Christ to come into our lives, He will forgive us.
He will fill that hole in our hearts and give us the purpose and direction in life we’ve been seeking. And best of all, He will give us the absolute assurance of Heaven for the afterlife.
That is the gospel, and we need to share it with people. The Bible teaches that conversion is the work of the Holy Spirit. But God reaches people through people, so we need to seek to lead others to Christ.
We have a choice: We can evangelize, or we can fossilize. If we only take in and never share our faith, it’s detrimental to us spiritually.
I think one of the reasons some Christians never have led another person to Christ is they haven’t asked anyone this question: Would you like to accept Jesus Christ right now?
You never know when God will prompt you to ask this. In fact, it might be awkward for you to ask, but do it anyway. And if someone says yes, then get ready for one of the greatest blessings you’ve ever experienced in life.
Jesus said, “There is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!” (Luke 15:7 NLT).
There’s great joy in sharing your faith.
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