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The Shape of Things to Come – Pete Garcia - https://www.rev310.net/post/the-shape-of-things-to-come
In 1933, Herbert George Wells wrote another seminal science fiction book titled, The Shape of Things to Come, about what he thought the future world would look like in the year 2106. Of note, he predicted a coming world war, the rise and superiority of airpower and space travel, the abolishment of religion, holography, smart devices, helicopters, and a great deal many other things. While HG Wells had some predictions come true (World War II, the aerial bombings of cities, etc.) his vision also had some major blunders as well. He envisioned the abolishment of Islam by 1979, as well as the ultimate dissolution of Roman Catholicism, the collective rise of all humanity (no underclasses), and the embracement of global government (the world state). Unlike Wells’ utopian literary work, Aldous Huxley’s dystopian Brave New World (1931), envisioned a much darker and more hierarchical future for mankind. Despite their differences, they both echo a similar thought by Georg Hegel (of the Hegelian Dialectic fame) regarding the individual versus the state.
“…the State ‘has the supreme right against the individual, whose supreme duty is to be a member of the State… for the right of the world spirit is above all special privileges.'” Author/historian William Shirer, quoting Georg Hegel, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1959, page 144)
This idea of the state being supreme over the individual seems to harken back to earlier times of monarchial rule. The difference now is, one was not born into power and elitism while being protected by their armies; the power now is created by elected officials and is shielded by its bureaucracies. Nevertheless, time marched onward and various forms of governments rose and fell against an ever-changing backdrop of modernization. Wars and rumors of wars abounded, and by the turn of the 20th century, the modernized world was racing headfirst into its first, global conflict. The results of this first conflict were clearly connected to the advent of the second global conflict, as well as the third. The summaries are as follows:
1. World War I began on 28 July 1914, and ended on 11 November 1918, and killed more than 16 million people (military and civilian).
Causes: Militarism, national alliances, imperialism, nationalism, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Results: Collapse of the Ottoman and Austrian empires, Russian Revolution, Balfour Declaration (Jewish repatriation to the homeland), and the creation of the League of Nations
2. World War II officially began in September 1939, and officially ended on 2 September 1945 (Japan’s official surrender). Historians estimate 60-80 million people killed during this conflict.
Causes: Versailles Treaty, Great Depression, weak League of Nations, the rise of German and Italian Fascism, and Japanese Imperialism
Results: Collapse of British and French colonial empires, Chinese civil war, United Nations formed, the rebirth of national Israel, Iron Curtain, and the Cold War
3. The Cold War began in 1947 after an uneasy alliance between the western allies and Stalin’s Soviet Union began to unravel. It ended in December 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed.
Official estimates, which include revolutions, uprisings, and proxy wars fought to either promote or limit the advance of Communism (Chinese Civil War, Korea, Vietnam, Hungary, Afghanistan, etc.) put the unofficial death toll around 30 million.
Causes: Soviet resistance to the Marshall Plan, Communist expansion “Red Tide,” Chinese civil war, the collapse of European colonialism
Results: Nuclear arms race, the Space race, proxy wars fought to contain/expand communism, the rise of espionage and intelligence technologies, intense push for globalism
4. World War III?
History says that the west won the three major conflicts of the 20th-century, and yet, they have not said what we lost in the process. Aside from the generations of men and women who perished in these wars, the loss of national sovereignty was far more detrimental than any victories gained.
Since the end of World War II, the threat of a new global war weighed heavily on the minds of western world leaders. The prospect terrified men like Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, Truman, Marshall, and many others. Having learned from their previous mistakes, such as with the Versailles Treaty and the League of Nations, they decided that instituting a new global institution was necessary to maintain future peace.
This new institution was designed to be the final arbiter between nations so they could resolve their differences peacefully. There is even a statue in front of it, a gift from the then Soviet Union (1959) depicting a man beating a sword into a plowshare. However, in order to force this change, this new institution would need to have both the legal and economic power to prop up its political authority. This new institution was called, the United Nations (UN), and was heavily funded/supported by those who truly believed that a centrist global government, serving as the third way (as opposed to pure capitalism or pure communism), would be able to effectively solve all the world’s issues.
However, the UN was not without its detractors. Many believed this new authority was not only a gross assault against national sovereignty, but it looked an awful lot like what Wells and Huxley had previously envisioned in their science fiction books. Furthermore, with each new subsequent treaty and political alliance, the UN began to resemble alarmingly more of what the Bible outlined some 2,000 years ago in the book of Revelation in regards to the final world government.
However, for its promoters (Rockefellers, Roosevelts, et. al) the potential of another world war justified any government overreach and was worth the risk. Their supposed goal at the time was to prevent another world war from ever happening again. As of late, the UN's agenda seems to bordering on depopulation, terraforming the planet, and implementing some new, Great Reset. Nevertheless, in the 1940s and 1950s, UN membership exploded as it was able to capitalize on the break up of the former European colonial empires, with many newly liberated, ex-colonial nation-states eager to join to cement their new government’s legitimacy.
The question remains as to whether this endeavor was successful or not? Did it “keep the peace?”
No. As soon as WWII ended, we entered into a forty-year global conflict called the Cold War which pitted two national superpowers against each other in a series of bloody asymmetric proxy wars.
But did it prevent another massive “World War II” type war?
Yes. But it created something far more terrifying than war in the process; global government.
But was UN happenstance? Was this (the way the world has been since) all coincidental? Was this just the way things were meant to turn out?
No. When we look back over the 20th-century from a macro perspective, we can see with perfect hindsight how the world events (crisis) canalized the world leaders into moving their nations in a single direction; toward the creation of a one-world government. However, this one-world government (UN) has not yet truly been born yet. It has long laid dormant, waiting for two things to happen- the dissolution of the United States, and the Rapture of the Church.
Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.” Luke 4:5-7 (my emphasis)
From 1919 until today, every attempt to bring the world under a single system has failed. It has failed, because God had placed the United States in a unique position to prevent it from happening before its time. Call it divine providence or whatever, the fact remains that the US has remained a bulwark against it in the last days. Not only does our Constitution prevent us from ever entering into such foreign entanglements, but our economic and military power also convinced us we didn’t need to either. This is why the League of Nations failed. This is why, to date, the United Nations has failed/ is failing. We are the single greatest impediment to a one-world government. This is why the United States must collapse or be defeated either before or after the Rapture of the Church.
In terms of directing the affairs of mankind, there are many around the world who genuinely believe the UN to be led by a benevolent group of altruistic leaders, simply trying to do right by the planet by promoting agendas like sustainable development. However, this trust is misplaced. Even if one were more skeptical, and simply see the UN as a cabal of scheming men and women, trying to implement their socialist agendas, this angst as well is misplaced. Neither the good nor the bad, are in the authoritative positions they think they are to guide our affairs.
From the dawn of human history, there has been another “league” of beings nefariously guiding the affairs of mankind. Modern “experts” simply dismiss this idea as ludicrous since they can’t physically see them. And yet, these experts continue to parrot and echo poisonous ideas that are so incongruous to both reality and normalcy, they fight against the very notion that events follow the natural course of history. This shadowy league of fallen angels, led by the Devil himself, are driving the affairs of unredeemed men. Since unredeemed men and women have and are largely the powerholders in most nations (and throughout history), it’s clear to see how easily manipulated these leaders can be used to achieve the demonic objectives.
When we look back on men like Lening, Hitler, and Stalin and see them now as being the epitome of evil (antichrists), we do so primarily, because of the things they did in their lifetimes. However, at the time, these men were often admired for their leadership and economic prowess, even achieving the cult of personality status as well as appearing on such vanities as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Decades later, their rise and fall are scrutinized by modern critics, who act, as if, were they alive then, would have seen things with such clarity. They ignore the fact that the present, in every age, has a mystifying way of obscuring the obvious.
The Devil knew at the end of all the horrific chaos of World War II, mankind would finally have arrived back to a “Tower of Babel” moment and would demand unity. The reason was so overtly obvious that even the anti-globalist skeptics would be hard-pressed to not accept this new world order, to prevent such atrocities like a world war, the holocaust, and the use of atomic weapons from ever happening again. That was the Devil’s end game, and that is exactly what happened in the end and why the world is the way it is today.
In fact, the national/ global consensus is one of Satan’s tell-tale signs that he is behind the initiative, and it always results in less individual freedom and more state control. In fact, it only ever goes in the direction towards totalitarianism. Recent examples of this type of forced acceptance were the 2001 Patriot Act (shortly after 9/11), the normalization of the LGBTQ+ agenda, cancel culture, wokism, and the 2020-21 COVID-19 global shut down. None of these empower the individual, but rather, empower the state, which only equals more totalitarian control. These are all simply cogs in the globalist wheel.
So the way the world is today is not all happenstance. It has been carefully crafted and constructed to achieve one end - global government. So which did we arrive at? HG Wells’ utopic future paradise, or Huxley’s dystopic brave new world?
Actually, we arrived at what the Bible described as the things to come. The Bible clearly lays out not just the what, why, and how, it also lays out the who and when. There is a one-world system coming, headed by the Antichrist, and will gain control over the entire earth (politically, economically, and religiously) for seven years (Rev. 6:1-2, 13, 16, 17, 18). If we understand that has to happen, then we simply look at what is actually happening in the here and now, we can see how the Hegelian Dialectic was designed to get us to demand global totalitarianism.
Thesis (Problem) – The Devil needs mankind under a one-world government to implement total control by his man, the Antichrist
Antithesis (Reaction) – The Devil creates the necessary geopolitical conditions upon which demonically influenced agents of chaos (e.g., Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Tojo, Osama bin Laden, etc.) could rise up and generate the turmoil necessary for the world to react against
Synthesis (Solution) – after the crisis, the world governments unite under a single government (UN) to prevent such conflict from ever happening again
Goal achieved. Well, sort of.
While nobody has ever accused the UN of either being efficient, or effective, they have been busy pushing their idealistic, socialist, utopic agendas. Nevertheless, Satan is a clever devil. Perhaps he didn’t need the UN to be a picture of bureaucratic perfection in the decades leading up to today; he simply needed the infrastructure in place for the right future crisis to come along (similar to how quickly the Patriot Act magically appeared two months after 9/11 happened). Satan had spent the better part of 80 years crafting this globalist coalition to be ready for the right crisis to come along, and he has come too far now to allow anyone to upset the apple cart.
Thus, another tell-tale sign that Satan has firmly committed to this form of new world order, was the collective way every globalist elite came after a nationalist like Donald Trump when he unexpectedly won the 2016 presidential election. From that moment, Trump faced a daily onslaught of often overwhelming and completely unhinged attacks by nearly everyone, except the average American, throughout his presidency. They even have a name for this, Trump Derangement Syndrome (or TDS). This is also why 80 million votes were summarily dismissed out of hand to conduct the November -January 2020 democrat/deep state coup d'état to remove him from office.
Facts didn’t matter. The truth didn’t matter. The popular vote didn’t matter. The destruction of the nation didn’t matter. All that mattered was that Trump was removed from office. This kind of derangement (similar to Antisemitism in that it lacks any sense or reason), has Satan’s fingerprints all over it. As I noted in a previous article (Last Trump Rapture), the fact that scores of politicians, elected officials, non-elected bureaucrats, heads of state, governors, and others, openly broke the law to commit treason, and boasted ahead of time about it, only did so because they knew they would never be prosecuted for committing such heinous deeds.
For the record, there will be no “World War III,” as we think of it, primarily, because Satan has no need for one- he has the world where it to be. The Bible predicts three more major conflicts in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead: The rider on the red horse, the Gog-Magog invasion of Israel, and Armageddon. At present, all Satan needs right now, is for the United States to be knocked off the top of the geopolitical food chain, (which will happen due to the Rapture) and then he can activate his new global government called the Beast (Revelation 13).
While the UN is not presently the Beast, she is laying the framework and foundations for this Beast system. It has the global infrastructure in place to assume this form of authoritative control in the absence of a United States. Similarly, the Roman Catholic Church (the harlot) is also globally prepositioned to assume such religious leadership, in the absence of the Church after the Rapture. At present, neither is in any real position of power and yet, the Rapture will fundamentally change the dynamics and thrust these two into accepting their new roles. This is why Satan is aggressively prepositioning his principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness to be in the right place at the right time (i.e. at the Pre-Tribulation Rapture). You can bet your bottom dollar that Satan already has The Antichrist and the False Prophet in positions of authority (somewhere) who can assume the reigns when things begin to fall apart.
It is my opinion that the Rapture will be the greatest disruption to human affairs since the Noahic Flood. It will intentionally and internationally thrust the world into such a state of chaos that world leaders, under the panic-driven influence of Satan, will race to throw off the shackles of national authority and autonomy, and unite regionally without hesitation. This regional confederation will ultimately be headed by one man, The Antichrist, who will appear out of the chaos like a "white knight" who will lead with clarity and confidence. However, his altruism is only skin deep, and his true motivations of assuming power will make his shrewd, calculating, political maneuvers effective power grabs. Since Satan is in the position to give his authority away, he will give his full, political, and spiritual backing to whoever becomes this Antichrist. The viciousness of this man will make all those totalitarian leaders before him, pale in comparison.
This time, they will remove all obstructions and limitations that had previously repressed this type of united government. Of course, the Rapture will collapse an already shaky American market, which will throw the world’s economy into a tailspin. This economic collapse will force world leaders to quickly abandon their national currencies and adopt a new form of bio-digital money, which will link loyalty to this new government in the form of buying power and privileges.
He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. Revelation 13:16-18
In the spirit of Wells's science fiction book, The Shape of Things to Come, I have my own thoughts about the future. I personally believe this is the decade of our Lord’s return. Call it a hunch or just a gut feeling, I just think too many “point of no return” redlines have been or are being crossed to ever go back to the way things were. It’s like a bell, once rung, cannot be unrung. While I’ve resisted jumping on board 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, etc. rapture bandwagons, I do feel the convergence of certain things strongly signals the end of our age. I tend to lean toward Don Koenig’s timeline of a Rapture around 2025 (link at bottom).
As a sharp-eyed reader recently pointed out, if Trump makes another reelection campaign run, and wins, as miraculous as that would be, and the Rapture occurred in this second, disconnected term, it would in fact be a “Last Trump Rapture” (as opposed to his first term). As for the Rapture being sooner, rather than later, my reasons for thinking this, tend to be focused more on the major game-changers, which, like the invention of gun powder, the atom bomb, or the internet, their arrival cannot be reversed or undone.
One could argue that mankind could either adapt or die to these monumental changes, however, the Bible describes mankind arriving at (but not going beyond) a certain level of technological advancement. In other words, the Bible makes no mention of us colonizing the moon or other planets, or conducting time travel. The technology the Bible does speak about, we are there now. Not only that, but the problems described in prophetic passages like Ezekiel 38-39, and Matthew 24, and Luke 21’s birth pangs, are now, not later.
While I am not inclined to link the Rapture as signs of the birth pangs themselves, they are indicative of the season we are now in (i.e., the season of His return). As I mentioned earlier, we should not allow the present to blind us to the obvious serious signs going on today. For those who would say to my thoughts about the nearness of the Rapture, “no man knows the day or hour,” I would agree with them. Just as I can’t know when it will happen, they (the detractors) can’t know when it won’t. It works both ways. Anyway, here is my list of game-changers that I feel, signal the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. Technological advancements. Developments in quantum technologies, digital cryptocurrencies, genetic manipulation, bio-technologies (putting tech into the human body), and artificial intelligence are rapidly changing how the world at large functions. Each of these in their own right is extremely significant to the coming Beast government. We are at that point now when these are no longer theoretical but are being aggressively implemented into our present systems.
2. The Laodicean state of the churches. Most of the mainstream Protestant denominations have already rolled over to the liberal progressive agenda. Still, there were a couple of strongholds left, who held the line until recently. The Southern Baptist Convention (the national organization), has decided to go woke, which will cause many to break from the national organization, and further weaken/dissolve the last great evangelical denomination in America.
3. Population busts. Depopulation is occurring in numerous nations around the world at a frightening rate. Westernized nations have entered into the death-spiral rate of non-recovery (when births drop below 2.1 children per woman) in replenishing their native populations. Not to be outdone, western progressives (Gates Foundation, WHO, etc.) have been pushing contraception, abortion, and sterilization efforts to many of the poorer developing nations. According to population studies done by the Roman Catholic Church, no nation has survived dropping below this 2.1 threshold. The leaders of these nations know this, which might explain why some are aggressively making geopolitical moves to secure their future posterities in light of this fact.
4. Economic calamity. It is no secret that the United States has been and is the dominant economic player in the world today. She is closely followed by China and the European Union in regard to economic strength. However, much of the world’s collective economy is based on the strength of the US dollar. With the US being nearly $30T in debt (borrowing against our future generations), the US has entered into a point of no return from which it cannot dig itself out (fiscally speaking). At some point, the bills will come due, and our currency will be rendered worthless. This will force us to join whatever becomes the new global digital currency.
5. Israel’s enemies. Israel’s enemies are at their wit's end. I mean that very literally. They’ve tried war. They’ve tried terrorism. They’ve tried political bullying and propaganda campaigns. Nothing seems to be working. To add insult to injury, we have the promising Abraham Accords which are dismantling the collective Arab (and Sunni) alliance against Israel. At present, Iran is trying to take advantage of this division. However, I think this is a limited-time offer, which, will fit in nicely with a Gog-Magog scenario of Sheba and Dedan protesting against the Gog coalition’s intent to invade the Holy Land. Before the Abraham Accords went public, Saudi Arabia (and her acolytes) would have never protested against another invading her sworn enemy.
We are in the season of our Lord's return. For those attentive Christians, watching this time of signs, there is a collective agreeance in our spirit that we are on the verge of deliverance. We can't point to any one particular thing, and say, see here, this means this day or that. Rather, we are watching these things unfold like Gabriel told Daniel they would, as a flood (Dan. 9:26). There are so many things happening concurrently, it is enough to either drive one to madness or rapturous bliss, depending on how you understand it. For those who do not understand or study prophecy, these are fearful days to live. For those who do, know our deliverance is at the door. Thus, we should help prepare those by sharing the good news of our Lord's soon return. They will likely not accept it, but at the very least, they will remember it when it does come to pass.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8
Author’s Notes and Resources
As Americans Party, Our Enemies On The Other Side Of The Globe Are Preparing For Military Confrontation - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/as-americans-party-our-enemies-on-the-other-side-of-the-globe-are-preparing-for-military-confrontation/
Here in the middle of 2021, Americans are generally feeling pretty good about things. The COVID pandemic appears to be subsiding, our sports stadiums are full of fans again, the stock market has been soaring, and all over the country people are in the mood to party. In fact, July 4th celebrations across the nation are likely to be quite boisterous this year. But in China the mood is quite different, and the same thing is true in Russia. In both cases, politicians are talking tough about the United States, and in both cases the military is being prepared for a potential future conflict. Right now, our relations with China are the worst that they have been in decades, and our relations with Russia have never been this bad in our entire history. But the vast majority of Americans are completely and utterly clueless about all of this, because most Americans couldn’t care less about what happens on the other side of the globe.
This week, China commemorated the 100th anniversary of the CCP, and Xi Jinping used that as an opportunity to warn that any nation that tries to bully China “will have their heads bashed bloody”…
“Only socialism can save China, and only socialism with Chinese characteristics can develop China,” he said.
“We will never allow anyone to bully, oppress or subjugate China.
“Anyone who dares try to do that will have their heads bashed bloody against the Great Wall of Steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people.”
So exactly who do you think that Xi Jinping was referring to when he made that statement?
Do you think that it was Denmark?
No, of course he was referring to the United States.
During his speech, he also spoke very forcefully about reunification with Taiwan…
Resolving the Taiwan question and realizing China’s complete reunification is a historic mission and an unshakable commitment of the Communist Party of China. It is also a shared aspiration of all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation. We will uphold the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, and advance peaceful national reunification. All of us, compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, must come together and move forward in unison. We must take resolute action to utterly defeat any attempt toward “Taiwan independence,” and work together to create a bright future for national rejuvenation. No one should underestimate the resolve, the will, and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Most Americans have absolutely no idea how serious this situation is.
In Taiwan, there is a big push to formally declare independence, and the Biden administration has been greatly angering the Chinese government by supporting the right of the Taiwanese people to determine their own future.
If Taiwan formally declares independence, China will invade.
And if China invades, the U.S. military will intervene.
If a military conflict between the U.S. and China suddenly erupted, it would probably not “go nuclear” initially. But China has been feverishly preparing for a scenario in which nuclear weapons will be used…
China is potentially expanding its missile silos following satellite image analysis – indicating the country is also seeking to increase its nuclear weapon stockpile. At least 119 potential silos were identified in the desert in Gansu Province spread over 700-square-miles to increase their nuclear arsenal which is estimated to be made up of between 250 to 315 nuclear weapons. It comes as President Xi Jinping issued a warning to ‘bullying’ foreign nations telling them to stay out of China’s business during a speech earlier this week.
In addition to construction at that site, the Chinese are building new silos in other locations as well…
“If the silos under construction at other sites across China are added to the count, the total comes to about 145 silos under construction,” Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, part of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, said in a summary of his findings provided to The Washington Post. “We believe China is expanding its nuclear forces in part to maintain a deterrent that can survive a U.S. first strike in sufficient numbers to defeat U.S. missile defenses.”
Instead of focusing on making their military “more diverse”, the Chinese are actually working very hard to prepare for the next war, and the dramatic shift that we have been witnessing has stunned U.S. officials…
The discovery follows recent warnings by Pentagon officials about rapid advances in China’s nuclear capability. Adm. Charles Richard, who commands U.S. nuclear forces, said at a congressional hearing in April that a “breathtaking expansion” was underway in China, including an expanding arsenal of ICBMs and new mobile missile launchers that can be easily hidden from satellites. In addition, the Chinese navy has introduced new nuclear-weapons-capable submarines to its growing fleet.
Meanwhile, the Russians continue to talk tough as well.
For example, Russian President Vladimir Putin just warned that there would be an “asymmetrical” response if certain boundaries were crossed by western powers…
“No matter what sanctions are imposed on Russia, no matter what the scaremongering, Russia is developing and in some respects our country has surpassed the European countries and even the US,” he said.
While Putin said the nation would not be taking steps that would be harmful to themselves, he said if boundaries were crossed, they would find “asymmetrical ways” to respond.
And we don’t have to use too much energy to imagine what such an “asymmetrical” response would look like, because the Russians just put on quite a show for us 35 miles off the coast of Hawaii…
Russia’s defense ministry has announced it sunk an aircraft carrier just 35 miles off the coast of Hawaii in a huge war games exercise that has alarmed the US.
At least 20 Russian warships, submarines, and support vessels, flanked by 20 fighter jets, are taking part in the exercises – the biggest since the Cold War.
As the U.S. military focuses on “social change”, the Russians have been rapidly developing a whole host of incredibly advanced new weapons systems. Here are just a few examples…
3M22 Tsirkon, also known as Zircon, is a winged, hypersonic cruise missile. With an operational range of at least 1,000 km and a maximum speed of up to Mach 9, Tsirkon can pose a credible threat against North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) carrier strike groups (CSGs). Sarmat is a 200+ ton, liquid-fueled ICBM that supports a payload of up to 15 MIRV warheads; according to Putin, the weapon is virtually non-interceptable and boasts “practically unlimited range.” The S-500 “Prometheus” is the successor to Russia’s flagship S-400 “Triumf” missile defense system, offering across-the-board improvements in target acquisition, operational range, and tracking, as well as the functionality to engage hypersonic cruise missiles and targets flying at speeds of over 5 Mach.
During the Cold War, U.S. strategic forces had a clear edge over the Russians, but now the balance of power has shifted dramatically.
Most Americans don’t realize this, but in many areas the Russians completely outclass us now.
But at least nobody can grill hot dogs better than we do.
So enjoy this bubble of peace and prosperity while you still can, because our leaders are definitely not preparing for what is going to happen once this bubble of peace and prosperity finally ends.
Where is Israel in US-China quantum supremacy race? – Yonah Jeremy Bob - https://www.jpost.com/jpost-tech/where-is-israel-in-us-china-quantum-supremacy-race-672595
As the US and China battle it out for quantum computing supremacy, where does Israel fit into the picture?
The theme of a zoom conference organized by the Maryland/Israel Development Center and the University of Maryland on Wednesday was “How Quantum Computing Will Revolutionize the World: Maryland and Israeli Experts Weigh In,” but one of the speakers did discuss the ongoing race between Washington and Beijing.
Dr. Tal David, who heads the Israel National Quantum Initiative, noted that America has instituted a ban on the export of various quantum technologies to China and that the Chinese are in the process of responding in kind.
There is also a process starting within the EU to limit exports of quantum technology to non-EU members, which could impact Israel, England, Switzerland and others.
Like many other technological areas, the US and China are in a race to see who will dominate the quantum computing and other related quantum sectors.
Some analysts say that whoever wins the race will have a potential revolutionary advantage in both the economic and military sectors over competitors, without even getting into the potential for quantum computers to hack virtually the entire internet.
David said “the window of opportunity for collaboration is shrinking all the time,” but that he was hopeful Jerusalem would convince its EU partners to continue joint quantum projects.
According to David, there is still ongoing quantum research cooperation going on between Israel and China in the academic fields and there has been some cooperation in the business arena.
He explained that Israel’s general approach was to promote as much collaboration as possible in the field of quantum given the complexity of the challenge and the diversity of global efforts to meet the challenge.
Although there are technological areas like 5G where the Jewish state has committed to America that it will use American and allied technology, and not Chinese technology, there is no public indication to date of Israel having to make such a commitment in the quantum realm.
David summarized the state of quantum technologies, calling quantum sensing the most advanced and mature area which is already being used in the field.
In contrast, he said quantum communications and cryptography are not as ready, but are moving forward at high speed and could have a major impact on “markets in the next five years or so,” with quantum computing getting “the most hype and investment, but is the least mature.”
Israel is “trying to be enablers” in a range of these areas with a recent jump in investment by both the state and the private sector, said David.
Christopher Monroe, a professor at both University of Maryland and Duke University, as well as co-founder of quantum computing company IonQ, discussed how future applications in business could help multinational companies and national defense organizations optimize the shortest routes for delivering packages at a whole new level.
However, he said that “quantum will have a scientific use before a commercial use” and explained that governments need to get involved because businesses may not stay invested in quantum during the full cycle of peaks and valleys, since they worry more about profits in the short term.
In contrast, he said that quantum computers will change the face of the planet, but are a marathon.
Co-Founder and CEO of Quantum Machines, the first Israeli quantum start-up, Dr. Itamar Sivan tried to explain to those attending why quantum computing has still not been fully mastered despite nations across the world now throwing, in total, tens of billions at the issue.
He presented a picture of an entire galaxy to describe the quantum processor’s computing potential as greater than a number needed to represent the number of atoms in the universe.
Sivan’s company works on cloud infrastructure which can control any kind of potential quantum machines.
The Best Is Yet to Come - By Holly Spate - https://www.raptureready.com/2021/07/01/the-best-is-yet-to-come-by-holly-spate/
No matter what you may be experiencing in life, no matter what the world looks like, as a believer in Christ you can confidently and boldly proclaim, “The Best is Yet to Come!” While chaos may ensue and things may spiral out of control, as a Christian you can breathe a sigh of relief and rejoice knowing that your heavenly Father has all things in His control and that one day you will be with Him forever…for all eternity!
Imagine forever. It’s difficult to do as we can’t completely comprehend forever. Imagine never being ill again. Imagine never being tempted to sin again. Imagine never suffering again. Imagine receiving a new body…one without spot or wrinkle (Ephesians 5:27).
Imagine the day when the trumpet sounds and we meet our Redeemer in the air! What a day that will be…not like any other day or anything we’ve ever experienced before or will ever experience again. And then, we will forever be with the Lord! Forever…amazing!
1 Corinthians 2:9 reminds us of what’s ahead: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
Imagine the beauty of heaven, the freedom, the unconditional love. And, most importantly, the very One who spoke the world into existence…the very One who created your very being and gave you breath will be there. How incredible…how awesome…how miraculous that day will be!
Years ago, God impressed upon my heart to write about this beautiful eternity that awaits all who place their trust in Christ Jesus. I’d like to share the poem He placed on my heart with you. As you read it, imagine all the wonder…all God has in store for YOU for all eternity. Take a moment to think about the time you made the best decision of your life…the moment when you accepted Jesus into your heart to be your Lord and Savior. Remember the awe of realizing that Jesus paid your debt in full when He painfully endured the cross, taking on the sins of the whole world, so that you would never be separated by sin and would never experience the loss of being lost forever. Think about His resurrection and all the blessings given because of His unconditional love for you.
I pray this poem serves as an encouragement as you remember and rejoice because the best is yet to come!
At Heaven’s Gate
Wipe these tears to cry no more
For all will cease at Heaven’s door
The pain of life will fade away
The warmth of love will light the way
All will pass at Heaven’s gate.
New life formed while old is gone
Trumpets sound in praise of song
Angelic voices, clouds of white
Beauty beheld, no dark of night
Streets of gold, glorious days
All begin at Heaven’s gate.
The cries of hunger often ignored
Lack of love shown to the poor
Powers of darkness existing before
Will all be shut out at Heaven’s door
The love of the Father cries, “NO MORE!”
For Heaven is a province of peace
A station where the faithful wait to retreat
A place of goodness not experienced before
A point existing through Heaven’s door.
And as I enter…
I’ll walk upon the streets of gold
Listening to stories from prophets of old
Feeling His love in every face
Expressions flowing deep in this holiest place.
I’ll see Him standing with glory great
The life which brought me here by grace
The lamb who died on Calvary’s tree
To set this lowly sinner free.
I’ll run to Him with outstretched arms
Engulfed in His presence, His loving form
His face of love, in awe I’ll stand
My helper through life, my most faithful friend.
I dream of that day hearing angels sing
When I bow in the presence of my Father, The KING!
Isn’t God good!
The Bible gives us a glimpse into God’s wonderful plan when we venture from this life into our new life for all eternity. Be encouraged by these verses as you’re reminded of your wonderful future which is to come.
Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
Revelation 22:1-5 “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”
Luke 23:43 “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
Matthew 6:19-21 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19 “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”
Revelation 21:21-27 “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.”
Hebrews 11:16 “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”
John 3:13 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”
2 Peter 3:13 “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
Revelation 21:1-5 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”
The greatest gift the world has ever received is God’s Son. The best decision a person could ever make in this life is to accept God’s precious, perfect, remarkable, life-changing gift with open arms. It is a gift like no other, bringing with it forgiveness, salvation, hope, joy and a beautiful forever future in eternity with the Creator of all. Nothing…nothing this world has to offer will satisfy, will cleanse, will save, will redeem. Nothing but the blood of Jesus can cleanse, save, redeem, forgive, and bring both hope and a beautiful eternal future.
No matter what you may be experiencing in life, no matter what the world looks like, as a believer in Christ you can confidently and boldly proclaim, “The Best is Yet to Come!” While chaos may ensue and things may spiral out of control, as a Christian you can breathe a sigh of relief and rejoice knowing that your heavenly Father protects you, loves you, guides you, and one day will bring you to be with Him forever…for all eternity!
Never take for granted the fact that God’s love compelled Him to send the most precious gift He had to give…His one and only Son.
Jesus’ sacrifice gave YOU salvation. His decision affected YOUR destiny. His unconditional love laid the foundation for YOUR future.
If you are a believer, Rejoice…. Your future is bright and the best is yet to come!
If you have never made the personal decision to make Jesus your Lord and Savior, He is waiting…arms wide open, to accept you and welcome you into His kingdom. John 3:16 says, “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.”
Romans 10:9-13 states: “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 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. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Call on Him today… He’s waiting, with open arms, to welcome you home!
Daily Jot: The Farm Chronicles: Independence Day Myrtle Beach - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
It was the July 4, 1967 week when we took our annual beach vacation with the Heft’s to Myrtle Beach, SC. But it was haying season. Bill and Martha Heft and their daughters Jean and Nancy lived on a small farm down the road from us. We had our hay to get in the barn and they had their hay to get in. Sometimes we worked up until the night before we left on that long trip, sweating it out in the hay mow, bale after bale as fast as possible, to not only beat the rain, which was normal for Northeastern Ohio, but also to get the haying done before we left for the beach. Sometimes, we would go help the Hefts because our other neighbor and close friend Warren McCarthy did the baling for both of us. It was a group effort.
Then the morning had arrived. We packed up our Buick Electra 225 convertible and drove over to the Hefts. Then the packing began. You can imagine how much “stuff” Martha, Jean, Nancy, and my Mom—all of them glamour girls in their own way–had to take for a week at the beach. But that trunk on the Buick was like a ballroom and we packed most everything in. Bill was an excellent packer and I believe I learned how to do it well by watching him. All seven of us packed into that Buick. I was the smallest, so I got to sit on a little fold-up camp stool on the floor in the back seat. It was pretty close quarters, but we thought nothing of it. We were going to the BEACH!!!!
The scenery changed quite a bit going from the north to the south. It was often like we were in another country, except the people sort of spoke the same language. We were always amazed that there were tobacco barns and what we were told were old slave quarters as we looked at the farms on the southern highways. We didn’t see these things in the north. Along the way, we would stop for gas and a potty break. It was really strange to see signs on the restrooms—Whites Only. Or the water fountains—sometimes there would be two, the cleaner one would have the sign: “White Drinking Fountain.” The other one may just have the words “Colored” painted above it. This is also something we didn’t see up north.
Myrtle Beach was all decked out for July 4th. It was a festive atmosphere. But a strange thing I noticed was there were no American flags, at least I don’t recall seeing any. The streets were lined with the Confederate Stars and Bars. In fact, it became a game to spot an American flag. There was one that I remember. It was at the very top of the roller coaster. All the American flags that were usually there had been replaced with the Confederate battle flag. Must be that they couldn’t easily reach that last American flag. When asking about this, we were told that “this here is the South and we do things different than you Yankees.” Indeed, they did. I didn’t understand at 12 years old what I was experiencing, but it caused me to think.
These trips South in the ‘60s quietly shaped me and affirmed Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” This statement of equality in Christ is very similar to the Declaration of Independence statement that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Roughly a century had passed since the “War of Northern Aggression,” as we were often reminded, and all people in those states were welcomed into the Union with those rights restored, except some were more equal than others. Back in the Buick, we returned home, grateful for the truly wonderful southern hospitality, sunburned to where we could hardly sit, talking of all that we saw and did.
Daily Devotion: Business As Usual - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. —Matthew 24:39
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/business-as-usual/ - Listen
During the Persian Gulf War, I happened to be teaching through the Book of Revelation. We starting receiving phone calls from some radio stations that wanted to know if I would be a guest on their program because people were wondering whether the war was Armageddon.
Needless to say, it wasn’t. But one day, I was on a phone-in radio program in Los Angeles where one of the other guests was a university religion professor who didn’t believe that Bible prophecy was relevant. He also didn’t believe that the Bible was inspired by God.
As a result, we had a little bit of a debate. And as the conversation progressed, I said, “You know, you say you don’t believe in the Bible, but in reality, you’re a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.”
“What?” he said.
I went on to explain that in the last days, the Bible predicts there will be mockers and scoffers who say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created” (2 Peter 3:4 NLT).
He didn’t appreciate that too much.
Yet Jesus said, “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat” (Matthew 24: 38 NLT).
In other words, it was business as usual. In the last days, people will ignore prophetic warnings, just as they did in Noah’s day. And just as they mocked Noah, people will mock us as followers of Christ. That, too, is a sign of the last days.
But one day the mockery will cease and the laughter will stop when Christ fulfills His very words. Jesus is coming back.
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