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Trouble and Distress - By Daymond Duck - https://www.raptureready.com/2021/09/19/trouble-and-distress-by-daymond-duck/
One of the names of the Tribulation Period is a day of trouble and distress (Zeph. 1:15). Covid-19, mandatory vaccinations, threats to fire the unvaccinated, etc., are causing trouble and distress for millions of U.S. citizens.
Pres. Biden is even threatening to remove governors that oppose his mandates.
If he follows through, it will create more trouble and distress, further dividing the nation that Biden promised to “Build Back Better.”
Something must be torn down or destroyed before it can be built back, and it seems obvious that the unelected Deep State and Biden are deliberately tearing down the U.S.
On Sept. 13, 2021, Gary Bauer reported that the first 8 months of Biden’s administration have produced record illegal immigration, record debt and deficits, record inflation, surging crime, surging Covid cases, and the Taliban’s humiliating defeat of the U.S.
Understand that the Deep State and Biden are desperately trying to replace America’s leading role in the world with a godless world government by 2030, or sooner.
Here are more signs that the Tribulation Period is approaching.
One, concerning the New World Order (world government) and more, on Sept. 13, 2021, it was reported that UN Sec. Gen. Guterres released a document titled “Our Common Agenda” that calls for:
Two, concerning the Kings of the East, on Sept. 8, 2021, a Chines state-run newspaper (Global Times) published an op-ed suggesting that there will soon be a hostile military confrontation between the U.S. and China on America’s doorsteps, and the U.S. will lose.
Following the Taliban’s defeat of the U.S. in Afghanistan, America’s enemies are no longer afraid to challenge America’s military.
Three, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog, lying and deception: on Sept. 9, 2021, it was reported that Ron Dermer, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., said the U.S. and international community say they will prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, but they will allow it to happen if Israel doesn’t act.
It is sad to realize that the UN, EU, and U.S. cannot be relied upon to keep their word, but it is true (recall America’s promises to Afghanistan, U.S. citizens there, etc.).
Update: On Sept. 13, 2021, it was reported that experts at the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have concluded that Iran will have enough enriched uranium to produce one nuclear warhead in roughly one month.
Four, concerning lying, deceit, and the Mark of the Beast, despite promising that he would not mandate vaccinations: on Sept. 9, 2021, Pres. Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) mandating that all federal employees get vaccinated in 75 days or lose their job.
His Executive Order also requires every company with more than 100 employees that do business with the federal government to require their employees to be vaccinated or get tested for Covid on a weekly basis.
Several highly respected prophecy teachers believe mandatory vaccinations are a forerunner of mandatory requirements to take the Mark of the Beast, and the loss of one’s job, if they don’t comply, is a forerunner of denying people the right to buy and sell.
This writer believes the Deep State is telling Biden what to do, ignoring the Constitution of the U.S., and trying to control everyone on earth.
They are using immigrants at our southern border and from Afghanistan to spread Covid in the U.S., and blaming it on unvaccinated U.S. citizens.
The Deep State and Biden are the real “Domestic Terrorists.”
Think about it: The Deep State and Biden are threatening to cause U.S. citizens to lose their jobs, their homes, everything they have, the right to go to theaters, the right to travel, the means to feed their children, etc., for disagreeing with them.
As this writer understands it:
Update One: On Sept. 13, 2021, it was reported that a newly formed group of doctors called the Pandemic Health Alliance is saying the best way to stop people from dying and to stop the spread of Covid is to treat people early on with Ivermectin and/or hydroxychloroquine.
Update Two: On Sept. 14, 2021, it was reported that Israel’s Health Minister was caught on a hot microphone telling Israel’s Interior Minister that the purpose of requiring Vaccine Passports is to encourage the unvaccinated to get vaccinated, not to control Covid (restated in this writer’s words). Put another way, putting people out of work, confining people to their homes, etc., forces people to get vaccinated, but it will not stop Covid.
Update Three: On Sept. 14, 2021, it was reported that Cornell University (about 40,000 students) has 322 cases of Covid, and 95% were fully vaccinated.
Update Four: On Sept. 14, 2021, Archbishop Vigano was back in the news for calling the Covid pandemic “An epochal war that is a prelude to the end times.”
Five, concerning the coming global economic collapse: on Sept. 10, 2021, it was reported that wholesale food prices are up 12.7% in the past year (beef prices are up almost 60%), energy prices are up 32.3%, and the Biden administration is pushing another 3 ½ trillion-dollar stimulus package that will cause more inflation.
An economic collapse in the U.S. would probably trigger a global collapse.
Six, concerning the decline of America: on Sept. 8, 2021, it was reported that the National Archives Records Administration (NARA) has placed a “harmful content” warning label on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.
According to the NARA, some of the documents may reflect “outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions.”
With the Pres. of the U.S. and others ignoring the Constitution, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, calling conservative Christians domestic terrorists, etc., why should we expect otherwise?
Seven, according to the Bible, Israel will be hated by all nations at the end of the age.
On Sept. 11, 2021, it was reported that a spokesman for the Taliban said the terrorist group that has taken over Afghanistan is willing to establish relations with every nation on earth, including the U.S., but one: the Jewish state of Israel.
The accuracy of God’s Word is amazing.
Eight, concerning population control: it is being reported that leaders want to bring in a world government and reduce the population of the earth because they are troubled and distressed that the world’s growing population will deplete the world’s resources.
Don’t be troubled and distressed by over-population.
God will protect the Church from over-population with the Rapture and greatly reduce the population of the earth during the Tribulation Period (Rev. 6:7-8; 8:11; 9:15).
Instead of the Church accepting a population reduction through abortion, same-sex marriages, euthanasia, Covid deaths, etc., the Church should get the gospel out to make the population reduction as big as possible when the Rapture takes place.
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.
The Prophetic Meaning of the Hebrew Year 5782 – Enoch Lavender - https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=4967
The number 5782 may not appear to carry any specific meaning to our western mindsets, however in Hebrew any number correlates with each own Hebrew letters, which in turn carry within themselves a range of meanings. Does the meaning of the year 5782 carry prophetic insights into the year ahead?
Examining 5782 - back to the 80's
According to the Jewish way of reckoning time, we are in the decade of the '5780s' - symbolized by the Hebrew letter Pey(the number 80). The letter Pey symbolizes an open mouth and has to do with our words and our language.
The number '2' in 5782 correlates to the 2nd letter of the Hebrew Alphabet - known as 'bet'. The Bible begins with the letter 'bet' and the Rabbis have noted that as you read the Bible in Hebrew from right to left, it appears that all of the Scriptures come out of what appears like the open 'mouth' of this first letter bet. Interestingly, the Jewish sages have concluded that the God used the letter bet to create the world and that the entire creation came out of this one letter.
While this idea might seem foreign to us as New Testament believers, it begins to make sense as we understand that this 2ndletter of the Alphabet points us to the 2nd person of the Godhead, the Son of God. The letter bet is used in the word 'ben' meaning 'son', and according to John, the Son was there with God 'in the beginning' and 'all things were made through Him' (John 1:1-3). It seems that the Rabbis aren't too far off when they say that all things were made through the letter bet!
5782: The Mouth + the Son
Applying what we have learned so far, we see that the year 5782 speaks of our conversation and the Son of God. What we keep talking about ultimately reflects the contents of our hearts (Matt 12:34).
Some Christians are currently spending most of their time talking and thinking about Covid. Christians are becoming increasingly divided by conflicting Covid narratives, and behind it all lies an increasing level of fear that is affecting many hearts.
I believe that 5782 teaches us that God wants our conversation to be dominated by faith instead of fear, by Jesus rather than by Covid. But to be able to change the words that we are speaking, we must first change what is filling our hearts and minds. If you are among those whose heart has been affected by fear in the last year, I would encourage you to take time away from the sources of fear in your life (for example secular news media or social media).
Keep reminding yourself instead of how God has protected you in the past, and of His promises to you, and as you make this your habit in the year ahead, I'm sure it won't take long before your heart and mouth are both in a much better place.
The Shmita Year - A Year of Faith
Furthermore, this particular Jewish New Year also marks the beginning of what is known as a 'Shmita year', a sabbatical year of letting agricultural land lie fallow (see Lev. 25:2-5). What lessons can we draw out from the Shmita as we approach the coming year?
The rabbis describe the Shmita year as a year of faith, as they rightly recognize the faith of farmers who choose to rest their land for the entire year. God has promised provision to His people who follow this command (Lev. 25:20-21) and indeed many Israeli farmers can testify of God's miraculous provision in past Shmita years.
One famous example is the story of the Agricultural settlement of Komemiyut in 1951/52. Having kept the Shmita the year before, these orthodox farmers looked to be in trouble as they only had access to moldy, worm-infested seed for the year after the Shmita.
Furthermore, the timing of the Shmita dictated that the Komemiyut farmers had to wait until November to sow their fields. By contrast, the surrounding farms were all sowing their fields in September in anticipation of the usual September rains.
However, that year no rain fell during September nor during the month of October. In November, the Komemiyut farmers sowed their fields, and the very next day the heavens opened! A few months later the result was clear for all to see: the surrounding secular farmers ended up with a lackluster crop, while the religious farmers enjoyed a miraculous bumper harvest.
Today many farmers in Israel are keeping the Shmita, and even secular farmers have been inspired by the story of Komemiyut.
Applying the Shmita
The rabbis don't believe the Shmita regulations apply to non-Jews, however the principle of faith in God and obedience to Him applies to all of us, and especially at this time in history. Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has written at length about how almost every global financial upheaval of the past century has been connected to the Shmita cycles.
Especially noteworthy is the Great Depression of 1930/31, and the stock market crashes of 2000/2001 and 2008/2009 that all occurred during Shmita years.
Could the year ahead feature further economic turmoil? The financial conditions brought into play through our government's record spending during Covid, as well as the financial down turns suffered by so many businesses, are certainly pointing us to choppy waters ahead.
If there is trouble ahead, then a very natural human approach is to respond in fear and try to protect ourselves. Yet the Shmita teaches us a different lesson. It teaches us to simply trust God and follow His commands, and as we do, God Himself will take care of our needs.
We have seen how the Shmita year teaches us to trust and obey God. The year ahead may well be a challenging year, and it is therefore increasingly important that we learn the lessons of 5782 - of filling our hearts and mouths not with the fear so prevalent in our world today, but with faith and trust in Almighty God.
The Crooks Running The Federal Reserve Have Been Getting High On Their Own Supply - by Michael Snyder - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/the-crooks-running-the-federal-reserve-have-been-getting-high-on-their-own-supply/
Liquidity injections are like a drug, and the financial markets just can’t get enough of them. But as they were endlessly juicing the stock market, officials at the Federal Reserve broke one of the cardinal rules of drug dealing. You never get high on your own supply. It turns out that quite a few of the big dogs over at the Fed have very large investments which greatly benefitted from all of the cash that the Federal Reserve was endlessly pumping into the marketplace. If that sounds “extremely corrupt” to you, that is because it is extremely corrupt, and it is another example that shows why the Federal Reserve should be completely abolished.
Earlier this week, the entire nation was stunned when news of this scandal first started to break…
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell directed staff to review the central bank’s ethics rules for appropriate financial activities after disclosures that several senior central bank officials made multiple multimillion-dollar stock trades in 2020, while others held significant investments.
That sounds really bad, right?
But then more of the specific details started coming out and it got even worse…
They knew that flooding the financial system with new money would cause the value of those investments to go up.
In other words, they made conscious decisions that they knew would make themselves even richer.
This is the sort of extreme corruption that we would expect to see in third world dictatorships, but it is happening right here in the United States of America.
But at least nobody got hurt, right?
As the Federal Reserve and other global central banks have been flooding their respective systems with unprecedented amounts of new money, food prices have been aggressively rising all over the globe…
Whether for bread, rice or tortillas, governments across the world know that rising food costs can come with a political price. The dilemma is whether they can do enough to prevent having to pay it.
Global food prices were up 33% in August from a year earlier with vegetable oil, grains and meat on the rise, data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization show. And it’s not likely to get better as extreme weather, soaring freight and fertilizer costs, shipping bottlenecks and labor shortages compound the problem.
You and I may be able to handle rising food prices (at least for now), but on the other side of the globe there are scores of people that are deeply suffering at this moment…
Filipino broom maker Gloria Hernandez longs for chicken and milkfish — big milkfish. She can only afford small ones now, and they don’t add up to a decent meal. She eats rice with coffee twice a day so she doesn’t feel hungry. Fried eggs and bread — those are the foods Nigerian clergyman Femi Oyekan Moses used to eat all the time and misses the most. Now he mainly eats beans and corn and often skips lunch.
Hernandez and Moses are part of an emerging group who could once provide regular meals for themselves and their families but are now struggling because of the pandemic. They’re not on the verge of starvation as so many millions are, but they’re suffering from what’s called “food insecurity” in moderate to severe degrees, unable to afford a balanced and nutritious diet because of income loss and rising prices.
In fact, it is being reported that the number of people around the world that are facing “food insecurity” increased by 320 million in just 12 months…
According to a July report from the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization, 2.37 billion people worldwide, or one in every three people, were in that latter category in 2020. That’s an increase of 320 million people in one year.
Hundreds of millions of people do not have enough food to eat tonight because global central bankers wanted to make themselves and their wealthy friends even wealthier.
You can call that whatever you want.
I call that “evil”.
The reason we still have a Federal Reserve is because the American people kept sending politicians to Washington that support the Federal Reserve.
In recent years there have been people running for office that were calling for the Federal Reserve to be abolished, but they didn’t get the kind of support that they deserved.
Hopefully these shocking new revelations about Fed officials will start to wake more people up.
I would love see a renewed “End the Fed” movement in this country.
Because the truth is that we do not need a central bank to prop up our financial system and run our economy. We are supposed to have a free market economy, and our financial markets are not supposed to be a rigged game.
What has been going on at the Fed should actually not surprise any of us, because it is simply a reflection of the deep corruption that we are seeing on just about every level of our society.
Without at least some basic level of morality, no society can survive for long.
Sadly, the level of morality in our society continues to sink, and it is often those that walk the halls of power that are the most corrupt of all.
‘Interesting’ Times - By Hal Lindsey - https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-9-19-2021/
It is a curse usually attributed to the ancient Chinese. “May you live in interesting times.” The “curse” always seems to fit because times are always interesting, and the things that make them interesting usually feel like a curse. All generations experience that feeling, but people of the past never saw anything like today. Our generation really is unique in human history. And I can prove it with a single word — technology.
The sum of human knowledge once took millennia to double, then centuries. By 1945, it was increasing at a rate that doubled every 25 years. Human knowledge is now commonly believed to double every 12 hours. None of us can know the accuracy of that number, but we certainly know that the growth of knowledge now travels on a breathtaking trajectory.
Increasing knowledge feeds the technology that is changing the world.
The Taliban may be a seventh century organization, but it uses the internet and its related technology. It holds 85 billion dollars’ worth of cutting-edge US military equipment. The men of the Taliban pattern their lives after seventh century Muslims, but they are empowered by twenty-first century communications and weapons technology.
As technology advances, it gets cheaper and more readily available. North Korea is one of the world’s poorest countries. Despite that poverty, it has built a large stockpile nuclear weapons (including H-bombs) along with a fleet of missiles to carry those weapons anywhere in the world.
Cruel and intrusive dictatorships are not new. But past tyrants did not have today’s weapons. Neither did they have the tools of manipulation and control now available. Growing levels of technology also equip and empower criminals and terrorists. Because of that, regular citizens live in increasing fear. And that fear pushes many of them to not only accept, but demand government surveillance and control.
People are sinners. The vanity of our age has convinced billions that they are morally superior to past generations. Today, many believe they are the first generation to truly understand right and wrong. But the Bible says what we can easily glean from history. People are still sinners. The moral conceit of this generation does not make it more moral. It makes it more dangerous.
To their alarming pride, add technology. Technology gives to the proud and debased people of our time, levels of power that were previously unimaginable. Such technology amplifies the destructive potential of human sinfulness. For instance, consider how technology increases the spread of a liar’s words or the reach of a murderer’s hand.
These are more than “interesting times.” The Bible clearly describes the days leading up to the return of Christ. Those descriptions match our time in breathtaking detail. And that, dear friends, is good news!
Daily Jot: Biden’s death culture - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
Joe Biden is withholding life-saving COVID 19 medications from states that voted Republican. Press secretary Jen Psaki says it’s an effort to make things more equitable. She said, “Over the last month, given the rising cases due to the Delta variant and the lower vaccination rates in some of these states like Florida, like Texas, just seven states are making up 70 percent of the orders. Our supply is not unlimited and we believe it should be equitable [to] states across the country. I think our role as the government overseeing the entire country is to be equitable in how we distribute. We’re not going to give a greater percentage to Florida over Oklahoma.” Yes, you read that right. Equity takes precedence over need.
If you live in a swing state that traditionally votes Republican, such as Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana and others, Biden is cutting the amount of life-saving monoclonal antibody treatments to those states by over 50%–All in the name of “equity.” It doesn’t matter if the people in those states need the treatment more than other states. It also appears that the Biden Administration believes that people who voted for Republicans and those who live in states of lower vaccination rates also deserve death. This appears to be a political strategy of the Left to punish the unvaccinated, conservatives and Christians—votes they will never receive, and people they can do without. Truly an example of Proverbs 29:2: “when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” This is truly wicked.
That this Administration can manipulate politics, policy and law to withhold potentially life sustaining sustenance from its citizens is indeed a travesty. And it is intentional, as Biden vowed against governors who would stand in the way of his COVID 19 policies: “If those governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way.” So much for being every American’s president. Let me be clear about this: The Biden Administration is withholding life sustaining medications to punish its political opposition. What’s next? You can’t buy food if you are unvaccinated? The Biden Administration and the Democratic Party leadership appear to be death culture motivated. There are many examples.
On August 29, Biden trumpeted his avenge over ISIS-K’s killing of 13 US soldiers at the Kabul airport with a surgical drone strike, vowing to “hunt down any person involved in that heinous attack and make them pay.” Horror is, that drone strike didn’t take out any terrorists. It killed 10 civilians, seven of them children. But in the infamous words of Hillary Clinton regarding Benghazi, “at this point, what difference does it make?” It makes a big difference. From killing the unborn to sending COVID 19 infected people into nursing homes to preventing life-saving medications from people in need to killing innocent children, the difference is life and death. Remember that. It could be you or your loved one. Psalm 94:16 pleads: “Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” Certainly not the death cultists of equity.
Daily Devotion: Making Everything New - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
And he also said, ‘It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life’ —Revelation 21:6
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/making-everything-new/ - Listen
Are you feeling worn out, beat up, and even old? I remember that at the age of 17, I felt like I was 70.
My mother was a raging alcoholic. She had been married and divorced seven times, and I had to grow up fast. In fact, it seemed as though I was more the parent in the relationship than she was. Then I got into my own bad choices in life with drinking and drugs, and by the time I hit 17, I felt very old.
I was so empty and so sad, and I was burdened with sin. Then one day on my high school campus, I heard about Jesus Christ. I heard there was a God in Heaven who loved me. So I took a step of faith that day and prayed a little prayer asking Christ to come into my life.
Afterward I felt absolutely nothing, honestly. But that is the day Jesus Christ came into my life, and He satisfied the thirst in my soul that I had tried to satisfy with other things. And He will do the same for you.
Here’s what the Lord says in Revelation 21: “Look, I am making everything new! . . . I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life” (verses 5–6 NLT).
Are you spiritually thirsty? Some people try to satisfy their inner thirst with relationships. Some try to do it with possessions or fame. Others try to satisfy that thirst with drugs or alcohol. But none of those things will work. You need Jesus. He is the answer.
Jesus was born to die that we might live. He makes all things new. And He’s only a prayer away.
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