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Prophecy Update 2017 "It's All Good!" Part 2

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PROPHECY UPDATE 2017

PART 2

“IT’S ALL GOOD!”

 

 

            In part 1 of our Prophecy Update 2017 we looked at the church and we saw how false teachers and false doctrine has come into the church, is flooding into the church and uniting the church with the Roman Catholic Church and ultimately the One-World Church!

            Here in part 2 of our Prophecy Update 2017 we are going to be looking at the things that are happening in this world and how it is showing us that the start of the Tribulation Period is getting closer.

            I want to read for you these words of Jesus as He said in Matthew 24:4-8 regarding the beginning of sorrows. And Jesus answered and said to them: ‘Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.’

            In these passages Jesus is speaking of the Tribulation Period, and specifically the first 3½ years of the seven-year Tribulation Period.

            And Jesus calls this time the beginning of sorrows or the beginning of birth pains. You see, when a woman is in labor the pains start out low in intensity and they are far apart. But as the birth of the child gets closer the pain intensifies and those contractions get closer and closer together until the child is born.

            So the first half of the Tribulation Period will not be horrible, it will be tolerable for those who are in it, but then things change and it will get more and more intense until the Lord returns and the Kingdom Age is born!

            And in this we see wars and earthquakes and pestilence and famines and all kinds of devastating things taking place.

            Now you may be thinking, “If this is speaking of the Tribulation Period and the church is caught up to be with the Lord prior to its start, then these passages don’t apply to us, right?”

            That is true but let me also say this. For women who are going to give birth, they have what is called Braxton Hicks contractions or false labor pains. What this does is prepare the woman, her body for the labor that is coming. Same contractions, just on a lower level and far, far apart. It is not labor, at least not yet but it is coming!

            I believe that these signs we are seeing today are increasing in frequency, nothing like will be seen in the Tribulation Period, but something is happening, and I believe it is this false labor that is leading to the labor of the Tribulation Period.

            Thus, it is important that we see what is going on because it will show us that the Lord’s return is getting close, the start of the Tribulation Period is coming and if that is true, and I believe it is, then the Rapture of the Church is even closer!

            So we will spend the rest of our time this evening looking at some of the things that are going on in the world and see how they fit into what the Bible tells us of these last days we are living in.

 

 1. TECHNOLOGY

            I want you to think about these numbers when it comes to technology. And please understand that it’s only been 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee made the ‘World Wide Web’, not Al Gore, available to the public!

            But in that time, the internet has already become an integral part of everyday life for most of the world’s population. A new study shows that more than half of the world’s population now uses the internet. Look at these numbers and this is world-wide!

            3.77 billion global internet users in 2017, equaling 50% penetration;

            2.80 billion global social media users in 2017, equaling 37% penetration;

            4.92 billion global mobile users in 2017, equaling 66% penetration;

            2.56 billion global mobile social media users in 2017, equaling 34% penetration;

            1.61 billion global e-commerce users in 2017, equaling 22% penetration;

            Those are amazing numbers and you can see how people are getting their news, their information from the internet and that can be good and bad. You see, you have to decide what is true and what is not true. And it seems that whatever point of view you are coming from, you can find the information you are looking for, again, being right or wrong, truth or error!

            But technology in 2017 has been amazing and I am going to give you a sampling of what is going on, because, I believe we are going to see technology bring forth some of the things the Bible talks about.

            Now, keep in mind that not all of these things are evil, but in the hands of evil man they will be used for evil. Let me show you what we have seen come to pass in 2017.

           A. Jul 27, 2017: Researchers in Portland, Oregon have achieved a significant breakthrough in gene-editing technology. Taking advantage of the revolutionary gene- editing technique. CRISPR, a gene linked to heart conditions was successfully “deleted” from a human embryo.

            Scientists used the tool to correct a genetic mutation that causes a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in embryos that were developed but not implanted. Similar research in China was also successful a few years ago.

            While this proves scientists can go in and effectively “edit” a human baby for good and bad genes, the new discovery probably won't be available for every expectant mother. The research is very controversial, and so far the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine said they only want the CRISPR to be used to eliminate serious diseases. 

 

            B. January 27, 2017: For the first time in the world, scientists created metallic hydrogen by applying almost five million atmospheres of pressure to liquid hydrogen. That’s about five million times the pressure we experience at sea level, and 4,500 times that at the bottom of the ocean. It is the first time a state of hydrogen has existed in a metallic state on Earth. In its metallic state, hydrogen could act as a genuine superconductor and could revolutionize everything from energy storage to rocketry.

 

               C. May 1, 2017: Major strides have been made in the field of regenerative medicine. The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is currently leading projects to speed up the development of artificially growing human tissue and even organs in a lab to help patients worldwide. These new initiatives may one-day repair nerve damage and even grow entire limbs and organs.

 

 

               D. April 26, 2017: Physicians at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have managed to imitate a woman’s uterus using a synthetic device in order to prevent mortality and disease of prematurely born children younger than 37 weeks.

 

               E. Paying with Your Face. Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Will other countries follow?

 

               F. A paralyzed man was able to move his fingers six years after breaking his neck thanks to a cybernetic implant in his brain. The brain implant gives hope to millions of people who suffer from paralysis.

 

             G. July 11, 2017: Google’s artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind published a paper illustrating the way they are teaching AI computer agents to navigate complex environments. It may look funny to us, but it’s a big step forward for autonomous AI movement. (Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBPUrh8CHwM)

 

 

            And I would like to focus a little on this because I think we are moving into a time that was similar to the days of Noah.

            What I mean by that is this. Is Artificial Intelligence, robots who can act independently similar to the Nephilim spoken of in Genesis chapter 6? I realize that they were demonic in nature, but these are robotic in nature and who will control them? And I am not saying that all this is bad, but put into the hands of evil man and look out.

 

            And it is possible that AI’s is what is spoken of in Revelation chapter 13, this image of the beast and this image looks alive!

            Do we have that kind of technology today? I think we do.

            Listen to this report on AI and how Anthony Levandowski has made what he is doing into a religion, a church instead of a business. It is called WOTF or Way of the Future and this is what one report has to say. And listen closely to his words, they are very interesting.

We are told,

            The new religion of artificial intelligence is called Way of the Future. . . .

            The documents state that WOTF’s activities will focus on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software.” That includes funding research to help create the divine AI itself. . . .

            “What is going to be created will effectively be a god,” Levandowski tells me in his modest mid-century home on the outskirts of Berkeley, California. “It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it?” . . .

            “The idea needs to spread before the technology,” he insists. “The church is how we spread the word, the gospel. If you believe [in it], start a conversation with someone else and help them understand the same things.” . . .

            . . . Eventually, some people think that computers could become better and faster at planning and solving problems than the humans who built them, with implications we can’t even imagine today - a scenario that is usually called the Singularity.

            Levandowski prefers a softer word: the Transition. “Humans are in charge of the planet because we are smarter than other animals and are able to build tools and apply rules,” he tells me. “In the future, if something is much, much smarter, there’s going to be a transition as to who is actually in charge. What we want is the peaceful, serene transition of control of the planet from humans to whatever. And to ensure that the ‘whatever’ knows who helped it get along.”

            With the internet as its nervous system, the world’s connected cell phones and sensors as its sense organs, and data centers as its brain, the ‘whatever’ will hear everything, see everything, and be everywhere at all times. The only rational word to describe that ‘whatever’, thinks Levandowski, is ‘god’ - and the only way to influence a deity is through prayer and worship.

- https://www.wired.com/story/anthony-levandowski-artificial-intelligence-religion/

 

            Now, in saying that, listen to what John tells us in Revelation 13:15-17, He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 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.

            The false prophet gives life to this image of the beast and it can speak – AI? Not only that, but for those who refuse to worship this image, they will be killed.

            I want to share this video with you from UC Berkeley professor Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute. They have created an eerie viral video titled “Slaughterbots” that depicts a future in which humans develop small, hand-sized drones that are programmed to identify and eliminate designated targets. And what I want you to listen to carefully is what this professor has to say at the end of the video. (Video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CO6M2HsoIA)

            That is kind of eerie and think about it. Who will they target? If this does come to pass, and it looks like the technology is here, it is just integrating them all together, imagine how this can be used for evil!

            And I want you to see how far we have come in integrating computers with humans.

Roger Oakland wrote,

            Is mankind on the verge of an evolutionary leap that will produce a super race? There are some who believe man is in the process of this happening right now. What does the Bible teach? Is man on the way up, or is he on the way down? Will this super race of humans become a reality? Or could the idea of evolution be a great delusion that Satan has used to blind the minds of countless people all over the world into believing that man can become God?

            The basic assumption behind Darwinian evolution leads to the idea that mankind is at the top of the evolutionary pile. Check out the Darwinian tree of life - humans are at the top of the tree and a single cell is at the bottom. If evolution is true, then it stands to reason that the next stage of development will be for humans to evolve to become superhuman.

            Evolution theory also promotes the idea that man is capable of playing a role in advancing and directing the evolutionary process in the future. This could be through genetically engineering life or by finding ways and means through technology to human development.

            An article titled “Superhumans: Chips Inserted in Brains will give us Mind-blowing Abilities Within Years” provides interesting insights from various individuals who say that mankind is on the verge of taking a giant step of evolution and soon will be elevated to a higher dimension of consciousness never before seen on planet Earth. Linking the human brain with electronic chips and computer technology, they say, is the key to the development of a super race.

 

              While Darwinian evolution is described by evolutionists as a natural process that operates gradually over millions of years of random chance events, according to these so-called experts, evolution has only just begun. Now that humans have intelligently attained high levels of technological achievements, the next step for evolution is when humans become superhuman by their own direction. They say this could happen in a blink of time through the use of technology.

            Here is how the “Superhumans” article begins:

            Speaking at Lisbon’s Web Summit, Bryan Johnson, the founder of Kernel – a start-up researching the possibilities of microchips being inserted on the brain – says unlocking the true potential of the mind is the “single greatest thing” humanity can achieve. Kernel’s first step is to design chips that can help fight disease, but then it hopes to evolve the brain to offer superhuman abilities.

            While we can only speculate on whether Bryan Johnson’s claims are credible or not, there are some comments we can make from a biblical perspective that will shed light on the direction this technology seems to be headed. We know man is created with an ability to imagine. It is also a fact that history shows us whatever he imagines, he seems to have the ability to do.  Perhaps, linking computers and electronic chips with human brains is only a matter of time.

 

             But there is a spiritual side we need to understand. Evolutionary thinking has the potential to fulfill Satan’s lying promise in the Garden of Eden that man can become God (Genesis 3:1-5). Mankind is vulnerable to this deceptive suggestion. Based on this biblical insight, it is easy to imagine that humans will accept the implantation of electronic chips into their brains connected to computers given the promise of the possibility of evolving into a super being. Such an advanced super being would fulfill Satan’s promise to fallen man in the Garden of Eden. . . .

            Consider, for example, the possibilities of downloading data into the human brain that could affect feelings and emotions, beliefs and convictions, choices and actions. It could be a great tool for the world dictator to come.

- http://www.understandthetimes.org/commentary/c211pf.shtml

 

            And have you noticed how technology links us together today. I wonder where we will be in a year, five years, ten years? It is not if AI will come to pass, it is more when and this image of the beast will be in control of all people during the Tribulation Period and you will not be able to buy or sell unless you have a mark on your forehead or right hand!

            We have that technology today and nations of the world are moving away from cash to a cashless society. They are doing this in India right now! So, the technology is here and the false labor pains are upon us, is anyone listening!

(Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01hbkh4hXEk)

 

2. WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS

            As we have seen, Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States, Syria, Iraq, Iran, the Middle East, Libya, North Korea, South Korea and other familiar countries have each taken their turns at becoming hot spots in 2017.

            And I believe that this is leading to a war in the Middle East that Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 speak of.

            In these chapters in Ezekiel we see Russia and Islamic nations coming down to destroy Israel. In this it seems that Russia is drawn into this battle, maybe because of the alliances that it has made with these Muslim nations.

            And the players are, of course, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkey (and possibly Azerbaijan, Armenia), Iran, Sudan, Libya and possibly Algeria and Tunisia.

            As you look at these nations there are some who are noticeably absent. The Middle East nations that are absent and yet surround modern day Israel are Syria, Lebanon, which I believe will be destroyed before this battle begins and may be the spark that brings these nations down upon Israel as they are the ones who destroy Damascus or this area.

            Also, we see Jordan, Egypt and Gaza absent. They just observe what is going on and I think they are worried about what is going on, they are fearful for their own existence!

            Now Turkey is interesting because for years they were not at war with Israel, but that has changed. They have come back to their Islamic heritage and they are once again at war with Israel. In one report we are told,

            Turkey and Russia recently reached an agreement for the sale and installation of a Russian S-400 missile defense system. . . .

            Turkey and Russia have reached agreement on the sale of Russian S-400 missile defense systems to Ankara, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Friday. . . . Defending Turkey as a NATO country buying arms from Russia, Yildirim said his country was working with Russia and Iran in Syria . . .

            Under the $2.5 billion agreement Ankara would receive two batteries of the antiaircraft missile from Moscow within the coming year and then produce two more batteries in Turkey.

            At the beginning of June, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was ready to deliver the missile system, and a Russian military-industry official said an agreement on technical details had been reached in mid-June.

- http://apologetica.us/2017/08/31/turkey-and-russia-missile-agreement-implications-for-an-ezekiel-38-39-scenario/

 

            Not only that, but we see tensions in Israel growing as Israel is rehearsing an attack on the terrorist group Hezbollah out of Lebanon. The military exercise is taking place in northern Israel. The activity is a war simulation. Hezbollah’s response, “We are ready for an act of Israeli stupidity.”

            Tensions are growing, and we see Russia with troops on the ground in the Middle East, something that is very new.

We are told,

            With little international notice, Russia is using the Syrian civil war as a live-fire boot camp to train Iranian troops as the region’s dominant military force. And the U.S. seems unable - or still unwilling - to respond effectively.

            Iran has already dispatched up to 100,000 troops or proxies into next-door Iraq, allegedly to help its Shiite neighbor combat the Islamic State. But it is also arming and backing Houthi rebels in Yemen and Hezbollah in Syria, among others.

            Iran’s concerted buildup, including sophisticated new Russian missile defenses, is expanding its armed influence toward tipping the Middle East’s balance of power adversely to American interests.

- http://www.expressnews.com/militarycity/article/Commentary-Russia-is-using-Syria-to-build-up-10945640.php

 

            Now, in knowing that Russia is supporting Iran and trying to make them a dominate force in the Middle East, what does Iran want to do to Israel? Wipe them off the face of the earth. No, I am not using hyperbole here or making things worse than they are by exaggerating. Listen carefully to how they feel and what they want to do.

We are told,

            A senior Iranian military commander boasted that the Islamic Republic could “raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes.”

            Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force, said if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave the order to destroy Israel, the Iranian military had the capacity to do so quickly.

- https://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-commander-we-can-destroy-israel-in-under-8-minutes/

 

            Not only that but did you know that according to a report by a global intelligence think tank Iran could have a standing army of over one half million soldiers at their disposal in Syria right now!

            Another reporter tells us,

            The Islamic Republic of Iran seems to be working overtime to increase its influence in the Gaza Strip on Israel’s southern border and in Syria and Lebanon in the north.

            It’s not as if much has changed; rather, the rabid hatred of the Jewish state by Islamists appears to be reshaping what has been brewing below the surface for decades.

            The passage of the Iranian nuclear deal in July 2015, supported and promoted by former U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration, provided Iran with a financial windfall that has benefitted the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime in Syria and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip.

            Hamas fell out of favor with Iran temporarily when it threw its support behind “rebel groups” opposing Assad’s regime. When Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal moved his base from Damascus to Qatar in 2012, the rift with Iran widened.

            That relationship has been revitalized, according to Gaza-based Hamas chief Yahya (Yehiyeh) Sinwar, who replaced Ismail Haniyeh when he filled Meshaal’s position after he stepped down last year.

            Earlier this week, Sinwar announced that Hamas has renewed its formerly close ties with Iran, again enjoying all the benefits that entails. Before the rift, Iran had trained, armed and financed the Gaza-based arm of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

            Sinwar told journalists the relationship with its "largest backer financially and militarily" has been restored to its former glory, saying today it is once again "very excellent," AP reported after the press briefing.

            Iran has been very upfront about its desire to erase the Jewish state, an ideology it shares with its proxies.

            Israeli government and military leaders are keenly aware of the security threat posed by increasing Iranian presence in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.

- https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/standing-with-israel/67109-sign-of-the-times-iranian-threat-moves-closer-to-israel

 

            Can you imagine Iranian troops on the Golan Heights? That would be a disaster for Israel and they would not let that happen!

            Talk about wars and rumors of wars. We have North Korea, we have Syria, we have Russia, we have the Muslim nations that surround Israel and there is plenty to speak of. Keep your eyes on the Middle East in this coming year and watch the alliances that Russia makes with the nations that surround Israel, it is very interesting.

            Also keep your eye on the natural gas that has been found in Israel and where there is gas there is oil. I believe that Israel will discover a major oil reservoir, and it can be the hook that pulls Russia into this war in the Middle East, as well as Israel taken out Damascus!

            In Isaiah 17:1-3 we see the destruction of Damascus spoken of and it has not happened yet! We are told, The burden against Damascus. ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, The kingdom from Damascus, And the remnant of Syria; They will be as the glory of the children of Israel,’ Says the Lord of hosts.

            Back in April of this year we learned of more attacks on Syria and the latest was in September of this year. The BBC tells us,

            Israel is thought to have bombed arms shipments intended for Hezbollah several times since the Syrian conflict began.

            In a rare step last month, the Israeli military confirmed that its jets had struck several targets inside Syria in a raid that prompted the Syrian military to fire a number of ground-to-air missiles, one of which was intercepted over Israeli territory.

            On Wednesday, a high-ranking Israeli military officer briefed reporters that approximately 100 missiles intended for Hezbollah had been destroyed in the raid.

- http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39728682

           

            Also, Reuters tells us of this attack in Syria back in September of this year,

            Two rockets struck near Damascus airport at dawn on Friday, Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen reported, an attack it said had probably been carried out by Israeli warplanes from outside Syria’s borders.

            Al-Mayadeen gave no further details in the report carried in a news flash on screen. An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the reports of the air strike, saying: “We do not respond to such reports.”

            Earlier this month, the Syrian army reported an Israeli air strike on a military site in Syria’s Hama province.

            Israel says it has hit arms convoys of the Syrian military and its Iranian-backed ally Hezbollah nearly 100 times in the past five years.

            Israel, which fought a 2006 war with Hezbollah, sees red lines in the shipment to the powerful Shi‘ite group of anti-aircraft missiles, precision ground-to-ground missiles and chemical weapons.

            The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors Syria’s civil war, said the attack earlier this month was on a facility of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre, an agency which the United States describes as Syria’s chemical weapons manufacturer.

- https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airport/rockets-hit-damascus-airport-area-in-probable-israeli-attack-report-idUSKCN1BX0S8

 

            So, between going after Iran for its development of nuclear weapons that would be used to wipe Israel off the face of the map, to Syria obtaining more chemical weapons as well as other missiles to launch at Israel and the probability of large oil deposits in Israel, and Russia having made alliances with these nations, as you can see, there are the hooks, any one of them or even all of them, and that would cause Russia to come down upon this nation, Israel, to destroy it.

 

3. EARTHQUAKES IN VARIOUS PLACES

            In Matthew chapter 24 Jesus spoke of the Tribulation Period being filled with famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places. Now we are not in the Tribulation Period but what we are seeing are the false labor pains or what is known as Braxton Hicks contractions.

            This is preparing the way for the true labor that will come once the Church is home with the Lord. What I want to focus on in this section are the number of earthquakes that are taking place around the world and they seem to be increasing.

            Listen to this one report regarding why they think there is going to be a major increase in the number of 7.0 or greater earthquakes beginning in 2018. We are told,

            Geophysicists who studied seismic activity over the past 117 years report 2018 could be shaping up as a year of monster earthquakes – especially around the equator. . . .

            The signal that causes the alarm from a historical pattern, they say, is the slowing of the Earth’s rotation. . . .

            . . . the incidence of magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes worldwide since 1900, revealing through recent history, such major quakes occur about 15 times per year. Yet, over the last 117 years, there have been evenly spaced intervals in which the annual total jumped to between 25 and 30. . . .

            Quake-prone periods seem to follow by five or six years periodic slowdowns in the speed of the Earth’s rotation. And one of those slowdowns occurred five or six years ago. . . .

            What causes the slowdown of the rotation?

 

             Bilham and Bendick explain that Earth is hardly a solid sphere. Not only is the planet surrounded by a gaseous atmosphere and 70 percent covered by oceans, but even the outer core some 1,200 miles deep is composed of mostly liquid iron and nickel. In fact, another new study earlier this year suggests water equivalent to all the surface oceans lies deep beneath the crust of the Earth. All of this non-solid matter is in motion in a pattern that oscillates somewhat predictably over time, like a bucket filled with water moving about in a repeating cycle.

            “The correlation between Earth’s rotation and earthquake activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in numbers of intense earthquakes next year,” Bilham said. . . .

            Since the last slowdown in the Earth’s rotation was seen in 2011, the pattern has already been validated in 2017 with the 7.1 quake in Mexico City Sept. 19, the 7.3 quake in Iraq and Iran Nov. 12 and the 7.0 quake off New Caledonia Nov. 19.

            The study also predicts the uptick in large quakes will be seen in and around the equator, the planet’s widest point, within a latitude of 30 degrees north or south. That’s because the equator rotates faster – up to 1,000 mph faster – than do the poles. Therefore, they suggest, the slowdown there would be more powerful.

            “The inference is clear,” said Bilham. “Next year we should see a significant increase in numbers of severe earthquakes. We have had it easy this year. So far we have only had about six severe earthquakes. We could easily have 20 a year starting in 2018.” . . .

- http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1814

 

            And keep in mind that these are just the false labor pains, the real labor, the Tribulation Period will come after the Church is taken home to be with the Lord.

 

4. ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT

            I guess we could not end this study without talking about a one world government. And we have gone into great detail in the past Prophecy Update studies and you can check out those audio and video files on-line, including the written notes.

            I like the way that Grant Jeffrey sums up what is in store and how this war in the Middle East may set the stage for this global government with Europe as its leader, as the Bible tells us.

            What I want to share with you this evening is how involved the United Nations is in getting control of the world and they have the Pope on their side.

 

             We talked about this last year, but this Agenda 2030 continues to move ahead. Now some of you may not know what this is all about but listen carefully, it was what President Obama tried to put forth and it is what many leaders today are trying to get established – a one world government! And just think, according to their timeframe, we are only some 12 years away! And I guarantee you, that time will move quickly by and many of these things will be implemented before 2020!

            We are told,

            The UN have unveiled their masterplan for the next [12] years – saying that they wish to implement global socialism and corporate fascism as part of their “Agenda 2030” plans.

            Part of their plans, officially dubbed “Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals,” aims to reduce inequality worldwide by forcing individual governments and citizens alike to share their wealth under the guidance of a one world government. [Doesn’t that sound like what President Obama was trying to do and has, to some extent, done in this country!]

            Wealth redistribution alone, however, will not be enough. Governments must also seize control of the means of production - either directly or through fascist-style mandates. “We commit to making fundamental changes in the way that our societies produce and consume goods and services,” the document states. It also says that “governments, international organizations, the business sector and other non-state actors and individuals must contribute to changing unsustainable consumption and production patterns . . . to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.” [In other words, get rid of small business so big business, which is or will be controlled by the government, has us coming to them for everything!]

            In plain English, the Agenda 2030 document is claiming that today’s “consumption and production” patterns are unsustainable, so we’ll need to get by with less. How much less? It would be hard to find a more clear and concise assessment than that offered by the late Maurice Strong, the recently deceased Canadian billionaire and longtime UN environmental guru who led the 1992 Earth Summit, in a pre-Earth Summit document: “It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle-class … involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and ‘convenience’ foods, ownership of motor vehicles, numerous electrical appliances, home and workplace air-conditioning . . . expensive suburban housing . . . are not sustainable.” . . . [Did you notice he is not speaking of the rich, but the “affluent middle-class! Why not the rich? Because he was one of them and they surely don’t want to get rid of their toys, their wealth, their things! Very interesting to say the least!]

            Of course, the promoters of Agenda 2030 would claim that rather than impoverish us, the global regime they envision would take good care of us - through universal health coverage, for instance. One of the targets for Goal 3, ensuring “healthy lives” and “well-being,” is: “Achieve universal health coverage,” including “vaccines for all.” Universal access to “mental health,” along with “sexual and reproductive health-care services” - code words for abortion and contraception - are also included. All governments are expected to integrate such services into their “national strategies and programmes,” the agreement demands. [Is that so bad? Listen carefully to what one evil person said.]

             It is worth noting that mass-murdering Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin made clear that controlled healthcare is the “keystone” of socialism. The United Nations obviously agrees. And though he may not call it “socialism,” Obama undoubtedly also views government control of healthcare as key. Indeed, enactment of ObamaCare could be viewed as a “great leap forward” by the United States toward implementation of a key component of Agenda 2030, before Agenda 2030 was even “approved.”

            But as important as targeting healthcare is to the globalist schemers, any plan for building international socialism would be lacking without also targeting the next generation with global-socialist propaganda. And so an entire goal of Agenda 2030 is devoted to ensuring that all children, everywhere, are transformed into what the UN calls “agents of change,” ready to push forward the plan for the new global order. “Children and young women and men are critical agents of change and will find in the new Goals a platform to channel their infinite capacities for activism into the creation of a better world,” the agreement explains.

            [What is interesting to me is that they are targeting children, and that just makes sense. You program them what you want them to believe! And young women and men as well. And we see this is the church as well as they too are target children and young adults to be agents of change and that change in the church is not for good!]

- http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/03/un-agenda-2030-revealed-they-want-a-one-world-government/

 

            And let me say this. Things are happening so fast in regard to Bible prophecy that it is hard to keep up. And hear me out on this. I do believe it is important to know what is happening in the world in regard to Bible prophecy, but what is that doing in your life?

            You see, that is the big question. Is it making your fearful of what you see? Do you just throw your hands up in the air and say, “What is the use?” Do you just cower in fear and isolate yourself? Are you getting your dried beans ready for whatever comes your way?

            God has told us beforehand what is going to take place, but why? Because, as He said in Isaiah 44:6-8, Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God. And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, Since I appointed the ancient people. And the things that are coming and shall come, Let them show these to them. Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’

            Do you see what the Lord is saying here? He is telling us that the reason He has shown us what will happen before it does not only will show us that He is God but that it will not cause us to be afraid. But we then can be witnesses of Him to a world who is going to be wondering what is going on, what is happening.

            You see, if we are fearful, if we are hiding and keeping silent, what hope are we giving to the lost? None and that is what many Christians are doing. We are to be witnesses of Him and to show that He is God He has told us all that will happen in the last days before it takes place!

            As we prepare for 2018 may we ask the Lord to help us to be witnesses of Him wherever we go, whatever we are doing! At home, with our family, with our friends, at work, at the store, on the road, on Facebook or twitter or whatever social media you are using.

             Let people see Jesus in you! Yes, I am excited to see these things take place and I don’t know when the Lord will come for His Bride, the church. But, like Paul, I am waiting in anticipation, not sitting in my Lazy Boy chair but serving the Creator of Heaven and earth, Almighty God!

            In Acts 1:8 Jesus said, But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

            Make no mistake about it, we could be that generation that closes out the church age, but even if we are not, may we not miss out on the opportunities the Lord has given to us to share our faith. May we go and earnestly contend for the faith that God has entrusted to us and may He empower us with His Spirit to bring in much fruit, for the fields are white for harvest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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