Israel is back in the land and we see all the signs that Jesus told us to watch for preceding His 2nd coming. This article will take a look at those signs, and you can make your own judgements.
I tend to believe that we’re witnessing the Church Age ending.
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Global Economic Collapse
Thinking about whether the world’s economy could get really bad, even worse than the Great Depression in the 1930s, means looking at a bunch of important things that are different now compared to back then.
- Everything is Connected: Nowadays, countries depend a lot on each other for money and trading. This means if one big place like the USA or Europe has money problems, it can affect other countries all over the world, including in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
- Complicated Money Stuff and Big Debts: The way people deal with money now is more complicated than in the 1930s. There are things called derivatives that can make money problems bigger, like what happened in the 2008 financial crisis. Also, lots of countries and people owe a lot more money than ever before, which can make things harder if there’s a big money crisis.
- We All Depend on Each Other for Stuff: The world’s economy relies a lot on getting things from different countries. If there’s a big problem, like when we were attacked with COVID-19, it can be hard to get stuff from other places, which can create more problems everywhere.
- Fights Between Countries and Trade Issues: Right now, there are a lot of arguments and fights between countries about trading and politics. These fights can make it hard for countries to work together and trade, which can make money problems worse.
- Technology Changing Jobs: Technology is changing really fast and some jobs are being replaced by machines. This can cause problems like people losing jobs and not being happy about it.
- Governments Intentionally Make Mistakes: How governments and banks react to money problems is super important. If they don’t do the right things, it can make the problems even worse, like what happened in the Great Depression. We must remember how the Democrat President prolonged the Great Depression for years.
- Problems in Society and Politics: When there are big money problems, people can get upset and there can be fights and even wars. This can make it even harder for countries to fix their money problems.
It’s good to remember that we know a lot more about how to handle these problems than we did in the 1930s. There are big groups like the IMF and World Bank that were designed to help, which also means they can also make it a lot worse.
The government causes problems as an excuse for communism and the lack of personal freedom.
There’s a lot of talk about big conflicts that could happen in the world:
- Fights Between Big Countries: Some big countries are already arguing a lot. Like, there’s the war in Ukraine, problems in the South China Sea, and fights in the Middle East. These fights could get even bigger if other countries decide to join in because of their friendships or defense agreements.
- Nuclear Weapons Spreading: Some countries are trying to make nuclear weapons or get more of them. Like North Korea is working on nuclear stuff, and there might be more nuclear weapons in the Middle East. This is scary because nuclear weapons can cause huge damage.
- Fighting Through Computers: Countries are getting really good at fighting by hacking into each other’s computer systems. If someone hacks into important things like electricity or military computers, it could lead to big misunderstandings and even wars.
- Money Fights and Trading Problems: Big countries like the USA, China, and European countries are competing a lot over money and trade. If they start fighting over this, like with trade wars or money punishments, it could lead to real fighting.
- Globalism and Leaders Wanting to Show Off: In many countries, leaders are very globalist, which means they really want to show how open and weak their country is. Sometimes, these leaders might start fights with other countries to look strong or to distract their people from problems at home.
- Governments Not Doing Great: In some places, governments are having a hard time. They might be unstable, making bad choices, or even being corrupt. This can make people in the country unhappy and sometimes these problems can spread to other countries, leading to fights.
- Fighting Over Resources Because of Climate Change: The climate church is a scam and an excuse to do evil.
- Fake News Leading to Fights: Nowadays, with the internet and social media, wrong information can spread really fast. It’s typically the government sponsoring the misinformation through legacy media outlets. People are getting angry.
- Countries Sticking Together Might Lead to Bigger Wars: There are groups of countries, like NATO, that promise to help each other if one of them gets into a fight. This means that a small fight could turn into a big one if all the friends join in.
- Terrorism and Groups Without Countries: Sometimes, groups that aren’t from any specific country can cause big problems, like terrorism. These actions can make countries angry and lead to bigger conflicts.
Even though there are all these risks, there are also big organizations like the United Nations that try to stop these big fights from happening. But, these same groups also have the power to start conflicts when they feel like it. Kind of like the war in Ukraine.
To construct a scenario where global famine will occur, we can draw from the cases of a global economic collapse, the potential for a third world war, attacks on fossil fuels, and a purposeful decrease in fertilizer production.
- World Money Problems Get Worse: Imagine the world’s economy gets really bad, even worse than the Great Depression long ago. This could make it hard for farmers to grow food and for stores to sell it. People might not have enough money to buy food, and it could be hard to get food to places where it’s needed.
- Big Wars Could Happen: If there’s a huge world war, farms and places where food is made could be destroyed. Also, countries might stop food from going to other places as part of the war. This means some areas might not get the food they need.
- Problems with Oil and Gas: Farms need a lot of oil and gas to run machines and send food to different places. If something big happens that stops or slows down the supply of oil and gas, it could make it really hard to grow and move food.
- Not Enough Fertilizer: Fertilizer helps plants grow better and faster. If countries stop making as much fertilizer because of politics, trade fights, or falsely wanting to protect the environment, crops might not grow as well. This could mean there’s not enough food.
- Governments Making Evil Choices: Sometimes, governments decide to focus on other things instead of farming. They might stop food from being sent to other countries or choose not to help farmers. This can make food shortages worse in some places.
- People Upset and Moving Around: When there’s not enough money and food, people can get really upset, and there can be fights or even people moving to other places to find food. This can disrupt farming and make it hard for places with a lot of new people to have enough food.
It’s important to note that international organizations, governments, and NGOs actively work to to undermine the sovereignty of the nations they claim to be helping. The world is growing tired of economical empire building.
Fiction Over Facts
The concept of the “deep state” collaborating with media to undermine citizens’ freedoms is a topic that has garnered considerable attention, particularly in political discussions and among various commentators.
This suggests a hidden or shadowy network within the government working in tandem with media entities to manipulate public opinion and policy against the interests of the general populace.
From one viewpoint, as highlighted in a report by The Western Journal, there are claims of collusion between government officials and the media to influence public opinion and political outcomes.
The case cited involves allegations about the handling of the dossier regarding alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, suggesting coordination between certain government officials and media outlets to promote specific narratives against Trump. We’ve now learned that the dossier was made up and fake.
The government basically leaked faked news to state sponsored media so they would cover it in print. The government then used the fake news story as justification to break the law.
A similar situation happened on January 6 with the fake “insurrection’ incident. Government agents led peaceful citizens into the capitol buildings and then claimed it was an insurrection. Shameful really.
This behavior and psychological warfare against citizens isn’t going to stop.
Christianity Falling Away into Apostasy
Scoffers are everywhere saying “where is this oppressive make-believe savior that you keep saying is on the way?” “Where is your imaginary friend?”
Based on the research conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, there’s a significant concern about the spiritual state of many Christian churches in the U.S.
The study found that only 37% of Christian pastors across various denominations hold a biblical worldview. This lack of solid biblical grounding among pastors is leading to a drift away from fundamental Christian teachings in their churches.
The predominant worldview among pastors was identified as syncretism, a blend of various worldview elements.
This trend is troubling because pastors who hold non-biblical worldviews are likely to teach these false views. Such teachings can lead to erosion in core Christian beliefs, such as the nature of God, salvation through Jesus Christ, and the concept of sin and redemption.
This research raises concerns about the spiritual health and direction of many Christian congregations in the U.S., pointing to a potential trend of moving away from traditional biblical teachings.
With a significant number of pastors potentially leading their churches towards syncretism and secular thought, the fear is that this could result in a larger movement away from God and the foundational teachings of Christianity.
The findings highlight the need for a renewed focus on biblical teachings and principles within Christian communities and leadership.
I’m personally skeptical of anyone that’s been through Seminary because the graduates seem to be brainwashed with soft Christianity. They are lukewarm and risk being spit out in the end.
Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Cyclones, etc
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.Matthew 24:7 (NASB)
In talking about the “birth pangs” of end times and the church age ending, some people look at the increasing number of violent weather events around the world as a sign. “Birth pangs” are like early warning signs that something big is about to happen.
In this case, it’s about the end times, which are talked about in the Bible. The idea is that as we get closer to these times, we’ll start seeing more and more of these warning signs, like more hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and other big weather problems.
Some people believe these changes in weather are part of the natural cycles of the Earth, while others think it might have to do with things like weather modification or even signs of the end times.
We need to take all weather related news with a grain of salt because the government is pushing an agenda with climate worship for globalism/communism.
It’s a big topic with lots of different views. But no matter what, it’s always good to be aware and prepared for severe weather to stay safe.
Economic Cost Insights:
- Hurricane Katrina (2005) was by far the costliest disaster, with a staggering cost of $193.8 billion in 2021. Its impact was profound, causing severe damage along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
- Hurricane Harvey (2017) and Hurricane Ian (2022) follow Katrina in terms of economic cost, with Harvey causing extensive flooding in Houston and surrounding areas and Ian causing significant damage in Florida.
- The cost of these disasters highlights the immense financial impact of hurricanes and extreme weather events. It also underscores the importance of effective disaster management and preparedness.
- Hurricane Maria (2017) was the deadliest among the top 10 disasters, with 2,981 fatalities. This hurricane caused severe damage in Puerto Rico.
- Hurricane Katrina also had a high death toll, with 1,833 fatalities, illustrating its devastating impact beyond economic cost.
- The fatalities associated with these events remind us of the tragic human cost of natural disasters and the importance of safety measures, early warning systems, and responsive disaster relief efforts.
- I believe that climate related deaths has decreased over the decades due to better engineering.
These graphs and the data from NOAA (2023) illustrate the severe impact of natural disasters in the U.S. over the past two decades, both in terms of economic costs and loss of life.
The rise in antisemitism globally, and particularly in the United States, has been alarmingly notable in recent years. This increase is evident in the statistics and incidents reported by various sources, including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and others.
Our universities have turned evil. Have a watch.
Furthermore, these incidents are not isolated to the United States but are part of a global trend.
For example, in France, there were 588 antisemitic incidents reported to the police, resulting in 336 arrests.
In the UK, London police reported a significant increase in antisemitic hate crimes, and Germany saw a 240-percent increase in antisemitic incidents compared to the previous year.
This global surge in antisemitism is also reflected in other countries, including Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and Russia, among others, showcasing a troubling trend across various regions.
We must do what we can to ensure the safety and rights of Jewish communities around the world.
A Nation at Risk’s Policy Legacy: According to the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the 1983 report “A Nation at Risk” significantly influenced U.S. education policy.
The subsequent educational reforms over the years, such as No Child Left Behind and the Common Core State Standards Initiative, have been attributed to the groundwork laid by this report.
While these reforms falsely aimed to raise standards and expectations, they led to a dumbing down of our kids by teaching them all at a substandard level while turning them into government activists at the same time.
Perception of Indoctrination in Public Schools: A Washington Examiner article discussed the growing perception among Americans that public schools are moving towards indoctrination.
This sentiment stems from a dissatisfaction with the educational system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of certain policies, and the integration of material like the 1619 Project and discussions on gender and sexuality into curricula.
The article asserts that public schools are prioritizing ideological agendas over educational excellence, as evidenced by declining reading and mathematics proficiency among students.
It’s my opinion that Christians shouldn’t send their kids to public school, and I would be wary of many schools claiming to be “Christian” as well.
Anti-humanism & Social Media
The article “The Rise of Antihumanism” by Matthew B. Crawford, published on First Things, discusses the shift in societal and intellectual views towards a more diminished perception of human capabilities and worth.
It examines various aspects of this trend, including the impact of technological advancements, changes in public policy, and the growing influence of certain ideologies that undermine traditional views of human dignity and agency.
The article delves into how these shifts have led to a form of governance that increasingly relies on expert administration and diminishes the role of democratic processes and individual autonomy. For a detailed read, you can view the full article here.
Talking about euthanasia, or assisted dying, means we’re dealing with big questions about right and wrong. Morals come from God and are found in the Bible, but society could care less these days.
They’d rather debate the following instead of listening to God:
Ethical and Moral Ideas
Some people think you should have the choice to end your life peacefully if you’re in a lot of pain or very sick. They say it’s about being free to decide and stopping suffering.
Others believe that every life is really important and should be protected. They worry that saying it’s okay to end a life might mean we don’t care enough about people who are very sick or old.
Healthcare and Money
There’s a debate about whether euthanasia is a way to deal with limited money and resources in healthcare. Treating very sick patients can be expensive.
But, some people think it’s wrong to decide about life and death based on money. They say we should focus on making patients comfortable and feeling loved, not just on costs.
When we talk about euthanasia and limited resources, we’re really talking about our values: freedom to choose, respect for life, fair healthcare, and doing what’s right in medicine.
It’s not just about laws and medical stuff; it’s about what kind of world we want and how we value life, especially when it’s most fragile.
New World Order Beast System
The concept of a “push towards totalitarianism” and its impact on individual freedom involves various aspects of global political trends, shifts in democratic institutions, and societal changes.
- Global Decline in Freedom and Democracy: Freedom House reports a decline in global democracy, with authoritarian leaders exploiting weaknesses in democratic systems to strengthen their control.
- Influence of Powerful Authoritarian Countries: Countries like China are spreading their authoritarian practices globally, undermining freedom and human rights in various regions.
- Changes in Political Rhetoric and Media: Political leaders and media in some places are using language that can manipulate public opinion and promote false narratives, similar to tactics used in totalitarian regimes.
- Concerns About Educational Systems: There is growing concern that some educational systems are focusing more on indoctrination rather than encouraging free and critical thinking, essential for a democratic society.
- Rise of Programmable Currencies: The development of programmable digital currencies, like central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), is reshaping the financial landscape. These currencies raise concerns about privacy, surveillance, and the centralization of economic power. Programmable currencies have the potential to significantly impact personal freedom, as they can be designed to control and monitor financial transactions in ways that traditional currencies cannot.
I’ll conclude with a simple statement: now’s the time to know Jesus and put your trust in Him. We’re entering a new era of God’s story, and the better path is through Jesus by a long shot.