Saturday, August 27, 2016

What Will It Take to Establish a World Government?

So accepting the idea that the world will eventually see a singular government – how could that actually happen? Let’s face it – there will be a day when a group of people get together and announce that the world is now under such and such authority. The question is will this be a gradual process as the European Union or will it happen all at once?

The European Union was gradually established beginning in 1945 – directly following WWII. You may note this was also about the time the United Nations was established. In 1947, the “United European Movement” was established. While its purpose was not overt, it is easy to see the eventual unification of Europe was the goal. The organization credited with actually being the predecessor to the EU is the European Coal and Steel Community. Note this was an economic group – the goals revolved around money. It is credited with forwarding the concept of “supranationalism” – the idea of surrendering a nation’s sovereignty to an organization overseeing several nations. The actual formation of the EU was the result of the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 that formed the actual EU. Again, economics played a huge part – particularly the creation of the Euro currency.

For the rest of the world we have the United Nations as well as NAFTA (North America) and TTP (Asia & Pacific Nations). I included the multinational trade agreements because, as noted above, trade played a big part in the formation of the EU. No doubt we can expect more of the same. I’m sure there are others but these are the major ones directly affecting the US.

With this groundwork being laid, it is possible for some sort of EU event to happen globally but I just don’t see it at this point. One very big issue is our own US of A. Our sovereignty is not something many of us will give up easily, if at all. In addition we are armed and that fact causes great consternation among the elite. Is it any wonder that the globalists are pushing a gun control agenda?

So what would it take for our nation to submit to a world government?

For Europe it took a world war on their soil. Actually it took two world wars. After the first one – The League of Nations was formed and failed. The Second World War left a swath of devastation to encourage unity to rebuild.

Back on US soil, the globalists are fomenting a race war and a jihad simultaneously. If that is not enough, they are swarming the nation with illegal immigrants. This last may be the more effective technique. Not because, as is often supposed, we citizens are so adamantly opposed to intrusion that we will rise up in murderous protest. Again, look at Europe as an example. While they are literally overrun by immigrants who impose their own brand of “ethics” on all around them, they are still mostly tolerated. And yet they are decimating the economic systems of their host nations. The same is happening here. Simply put our nation is going broke trying to deal with the overload using a classic Cloward–Piven strategy.

Will this be enough? Probably not. Yes, eventually we would likely reach a breaking point but I sense the globalists are itching to speed the process up. Keep in mind these people are very VERY patient. They’ve been working on this project for over 100 years – maybe much longer. Their big boss – the devil himself… much longer. However we are now at the brink – the culmination of decades, if not centuries of persistent effort. Not to mention the current “top guys” in the globalist cabal are aging – they don’t have much time left. Human nature tells us they want to see real results before they die. So one way to “wrap things up” so to speak would be to create a massive economic crisis. This may have already been tried in 2008 with the insurance/bank failures. But I don’t think so. Why? Because all they had to do was let it all fall down. Instead they stole $800 Billion dollars from the nation and allowed us to limp along. Actually, the toll was much larger if you want to count all of those who lost houses due to falling markets and the massive hit our economy took – in many ways we are still recovering. I won’t count those who “lost” equity because much of that “equity” was inflated anyway.

However any economic crisis would have to be world-wide. While it is true that should the United States economy tank big time, it would have a major effect on the world economy, the next “crisis” would need to be truly devastating to bring about the desired results. Short of a total US collapse (a possibility growing stronger each day) some international economic crisis is more viable as it would bring immediate panic to the entire planet. Again, this is entirely feasible with the state of today’s global financial markets.

On a side note, the globalists ache for a one-world currency. This concept is also alluded to in prophecy. There is no overt prediction of this so I do not think one currency is necessary for a world government. However there IS some speculation about the need to replace the US dollar as the “leading US currency”. I am not sure how relevant this is but the dollar rules as currency because the US economy is the strongest and most stable in the world (as I see it). Both our strength and our stability are now questionable.

Another possibility is yet another major war. While this certainly may be considered an option by the players, I don’t think it will be considered seriously. Not yet. I base this evaluation on the premise that for a war to be a knockout blow for our country, said war would need to be fought on our soil. If they can instigate a race war or something similar then it may be possible. And they certainly are pushing this aspect. And, as mentioned above, certain factions are also pushing for a jihad – particularly with increasing terrorist attacks. However both of these forays may simply be attempts to gain further ground on trashing the constitution. Those wielding power are on a constant hunt for “legal” ways to usurp our God-given rights as guaranteed by the US Constitution.

And there are many speculations about the current POTUS simply refusing to leave office and suspending the constitution. I’ve harbored my own ideas about this but I cannot see this playing out. I’d say there is a better chance of him slithering into the UN Secretary General’s spot to position himself to “rule” the world. The simple fact is he is not a ruler. He is a figurehead. He bows to his masters as do the rest in the political arena. His masters, the globalists have his replacement ready to step in. If, for some reason her opponent surprises her, they will find a way to subdue him. That is, if he is not already under their thumb. Do not be surprised if this is the case. They are a sneaky bunch and I very much doubt he is incorruptible.

Finally there is a wild card here that is possible but nonetheless remains a wild card. The Rapture. Probably the most widely ready account of this speculation is in the “Left Behind” series by (the late) Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The series begins with the Rapture. While I’ve read countless depictions of what this event might look like, they all agree on one thing – as soon as the Rapture occurs, the world is thrown into immediate chaos. You can imagine for yourself what would ensue should millions (billions?) of people around the world disappear instantly, while doing what they would normally do at the time.
Yes, it could certainly happen just like that.

In case you haven’t caught on, I like to ask questions that have no definitive answer. While I’d like to say my own musings on these topics is insightful, they are not meant to be predictive.

One thing I can nearly say for sure, things tend not to happen as we imagine they will. So what’s the use of all this speculation? To start with, while I’ll be the first to admit to being ignorant of the details of the future, it seems the overall direction should be obvious and undeniable for most reasonable people. And from there?

Well let’s see... if anything is for absolute certain it is this: nothing will remain as it is now. It never has, it never will. While the overall direction of where we are headed is fairly easy to see, the path is not at all clear. But there IS a path and there is no turning back.

While there is no telling for sure what path we will take, we can still note important markers on the way. We can look for signs to indicate where we are in relation to where we are headed. My own expectation is we will plod along as we are now. Many will take no notice of what’s going on around us. Sometimes our movement will seem glacially slow but this is only perception – like the watched pot that won’t boil. The reality is we are speeding towards a crucial point in human history. While today may seem to drag, everything can pivot on a single event. It may not be the final leap but it could be a major game changer such as 9/11.

Meanwhile, in answer to the question I first postulated – will a world government be the result of a gradual process or will it happen all at once – it will happen all at once but there will be a gradual process leading to that point in history. We will not all suddenly wake up one morning and decide “Let’s turn our lives over to a world government”. And while the globalist propagandists continue to work overtime to soften our hearts and minds to the concept, it will not happen without some sort of significant push.

May the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Messiah bless you abundantly!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From Now Until Christ Returns…

Okay so I’ve concluded that the Return of Jesus Christ – or more accurately – the Rapture of the Church is imminent… now what?

As I said before, I do not know if Jesus will come for us today or 10,000+ days from now. While I could speculate from now until then or until I breathe my last earthly breath, should that occur first, or I can do something to make the best of whatever time I have left. Put that way, my choice seems obvious, but what should that something be?

Let’s put this in another light… let’s say scientists announced the earth will be hit with a meteor in 6 months. It will be catastrophic. We are all going to go “poof”. How would you spend your time? Consider this scenario for a few moments.

First I’ll point out some differences. In my scenario above, we would know about when the event would take place more or less. Also, the whole planet is involved. No doubt some effort would be made to save the leaders and other “important” people. Most likely not you and me. But there is another consideration.

The above describes an end. The Messiah gathering His Church is a beginning. A beginning for the faithful in Christ and the beginning of the final days for the earth as it is now. Big changes. More importantly, the Rapture perspective is spiritual.

Again, referring to previous posts, I cannot say when the Rapture will occur, I also cannot say what that means to the current age of grace or how those still on earth will be able to turn to God. In real terms this means that people whom you know who have not accepted Christ as of yet may not be able to then. And “then” could be any time – even before you finish reading this sentence.

Ask yourself – if Christ came today, what really matters? Or maybe that question should be “who” really matters? The fact is, the “who” is not now or ever our choice to make. Right now one of my least favorite people on earth is running to lead this nation. Would I refuse to speak the truth to this person if offered the opportunity? I can tell you, I would be about as willing as Jonah but I believe I would step up to the task anyway. 

My point is two-fold. First, when Christ comes for us, we ain’t takin’ nothin’ with us – so there is nothing on this earth that is worth fussing over. Only those who are saved will be going on up so don’tcha think we should make it a priority to take as many as we can with us?

At one time, someone postulated that when the last person who would accept Christ did so, that is when Christ would return. Accurate or not, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be taken up with someone you just led to our Lord Jesus? I cannot think of a greater joy.

Let’s face it, turning back to the meteor concept for a moment, I can picture plenty of people quitting work and getting as much partying in as they can before the rock hits. And I’ve seen and heard stories of Christians deciding the Rapture would happen on such and such date, then doing pretty much the same thing. Big mistake. Another mistake would be to drop everything and set up on a street corner heralding Christ’s return.

Look, we can surmise the end really IS near… for us anyway. But allowing this to “take over” our lives would be counterproductive at best. At worst, it would confirm in the hearts of many that we are all simply nuts. Who needs that?

A better approach is to stay aware of what is happening around us. One thing can be said about these days is we have no lack of current events to talk about! Now consider these events in light of the movement towards globalization. Just about everything in the news today can relate to this. The push is on. 

While there are a lot of people who refuse to accept God or Christ or the idea of a rapture, these same people will readily accept – and possibly even welcome – the concept of a world government. And whether anyone wants to admit it or not – both the Rapture and Christ’s Return was prophesied centuries ago. The Second Coming directly connects to a global government. Please note that connecting the Rapture of the church to a one-world government is somewhat more complex. Could this be because the Rapture will occur beforehand? 

The thing is no one needs to get into any in-depth theological argument here. Once one accepts the inevitability of a one-world government, it should be easy to accept the fact the prophecies existed. At this point, I’ll suggest you simply let people make the connection themselves. If they want to know more, they will ask. Meanwhile, you can continue to point out the many ways the globalists are pushing their agenda. You need not be alarmist about it at all – strangely enough – you need not even oppose it as you know what the end result will be!

So what is in the news that relates to globalization? Let’s see: open borders, diversity, terrorism, war, gun control, economics, global warming, lgbt, 

Try to picture everything you do as the last thing before we are raptured. Every time you come in contact with someone may be the last time. It is possible! You are talking to someone about Jesus coming back and… well, there He is! It could very well happen just like that. As a matter of fact it will happen like that to some of us. And what if it doesn’t?

Well, gee, let’s see. I decide I’m going to live the rest of my life as if Jesus could rapture me at any moment. I eagerly anticipate this for the rest of my waking life. All my actions and words reflect this pervading concept. The hope of the return is ever present. I reflect on that joyful moment many times each day. Every situation I find myself in I see in light of Jesus’ imminent return. Every person I meet I look for some way to bless them. Maybe they’ll want more, maybe not but I’ll try to leave them with a reason want what I’ve got. If I am mistaken or if I am just not to be awake when Jesus does come… what have I lost? From my perspective, I can only gain.

May the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Messiah bless you abundantly!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

When will Jesus Return?

Short and sweet – anytime. It could be one or one thousand days. It could be 10,000 or 100,000 days. That said, I intend to act as if He will return TODAY.

This is the sense of the letters written to the early churches. It appears the Thessalonians were so ramped up, some decided to quit working and just sit and wait. That idea was also squashed. Good thing too because while the event could have occurred at that time, it did not.

What then? My understanding is Jesus will return for the church – His body. Those of us living today as well as those who died since that first Pentecost after His resurrection.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

After this He will return WITH is church for the final “cleanup”.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Do these verses describe the same event? If not, what happens in the interim?

To answer the 2nd question first, the events in the book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ occur between the above events. And for that reason, I am convinced that these verses do not describe the same “coming of Christ.”

One question I often hear of non-believers is “What do I need to be saved from?” The answer... wrath.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Romans puts it even more plainly:

Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

I am convinced the wrath we are saved from is, at least in part, the wrath described in The Revelation. And if this is accurate, HOW will be we saved from this wrath?

Again, read 1 Thessalonians 4:16 above. We. Won't. Be. Here.

Now about the “WHEN”...

The most foolish idea I can think of at this moment is offering a specific date. In several ways, in several places in scripture, we are told no man knows the day and the hour, he will come in a “twinkling of an eye”, etc. It seems clear to me Jesus ain't coming on a bus!

Furthermore, as stated above, we should live each day, nay each moment, as if He could show up right now. Okay, so I'm still working on that one. But I AM working on it and with each passing day I'm thinking more and more about that. And that not by any aggressive effort but be simply observing what is going on around me. While we are not to know a specific time, we ARE to know the “season”. And the season is upon us.

Look around you. As I mentioned in another post, a world government is inevitable. Immorality, lawlessness, perversion abounds. Even those who take a stand for their godly beliefs IN THIS NATION OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION, are persecuted and prosecuted. While we've been declining morally for decades, it wasn't long ago that we would, as a people, be horrified and outraged about things we now let past with little more than a whimper.

We are past the point of no return. There will be no return to a more godly nation. Until recently, my own prayer was for just that. But I was shown (that is the only way I can describe this epiphany) that it will not happen. No matter what else we can expect, this nation will continue to decline.

This decline will happen in every aspect. Our economy is in shambles, thanks to overspending and overregulation as our government has embraced socialism as never before. Keep in mind, we've been moving towards this end for decades. Our political and legal systems are corrupted to the point of rot. The media relentlessly pounds us with propaganda. If you are thinking MSM or Main Stream Media, you are only partly correct. Take a step back and look at the drivel that now passes for “entertainment”. For tickles and grins, watch an old rerun of “Andy Griffith” or “Leave It to Beaver” as a comparison. If the difference in values are not glaring, then you need to take a good look at your own life.

The decline is not new – it has been continuous for over a century. Like a snowball, it has picked up incredible size as speed. Shortly it will destroy everything in its path.

My point is, no matter how much time remains until Jesus Christ returns, there is no telling how bad life will get before His return. As I write this, my life is peaceful. Whatever is “going on out there” has not reached me to any extent.

Even so, I cannot say I am unscathed. I refuse to participate in socialized health care. For some reason, I cannot accept the government declaring I can afford to spend around 25% of my income on “health insurance”. Thus I must pay a “penalty”. Oh yeah, said penalty is explicitly forbidden by the very law that imposes it.

The food I buy continues to decline in quality as the cost rises. Often this cost is hidden. One of the more nefarious techniques is pumping meat full of water to increase weight. More common is the “gallon” that is now 28 ounces or the “pound” that is now 12 ounces. I looked at what used to be a 3lb of coffee to discover it contained less than 2lbs! Yet coffee production is at record levels.

What am I getting at? You may be looking around you right now and thinking none of this is effecting you. And to a point you are right. But are you going to wait until some catastrophe hits you before you sit up and take notice? What then? Besides this, the effects of the declines we've seen already has effected you. Maybe you've absorbed it and adjusted. Nothing wrong with that, but there will come a time when you will not be able to ignore it all and then it may be too late to protect yourself.

On the other hand, what if I prepare for the worse and nothing happens? Well, I will have some extra food and supplies on hand. I can rotate those for decades if need be and should I die some day while nothing I write here has come to pass, I have not lost much of anything. Those who survive me will be free to distribute said supplies to the poor. No matter what we will always have the poor among us.

And if Jesus should tarry and I pass before His return? I will have lived a life of joy and hope. I doubt if I will regret it at all.

Meanwhile I will ramp up what I believe to be the most effective use of my time until Jesus does return and that is what I am doing now. Reaching out to you and to others. Pointing out what is often the obvious but just as often overlooked or drowned out by the cacophony of noise enveloping us.

While “I” cannot “save” anyone, I can present the truth to as many people as possible and encourage as many people as I can to accept Jesus as Lord, believe God raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9,10) and make a case for this as the single most important decision in life.

First to accept Christ and then to hold forth the truth to others. In the end, what else matters?

May our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ keep you and bless you abundantly!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Latest Clinton Emails – Why All the Fuss?

So we are now seeing another round of “scandalous” emails concerning Hillary Rodham-Clinton . What I fail to see is – what, exactly, is the problem?

Let's face it – for the past seven plus years we've seen Fast and Furious, the IRS revelations, Benghazi, the Iran Ransom affair and countless other examples of blatant disregard for the law of the land.

We've seen Clinton face concerns about her private email server. Even James Comey admitted she was culpable but too incompetent to be held accountable.

Day after day, time after time, we've seen the Obama Administration and his minions break laws, make laws and ignore laws. They've proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that, as far as they are concerned, there is no law applicable to them. So why worry about yet another revelation?

Nothing will happen. There is no accountability. There is no rule of law. Get used to it.