Edition 117. 17th April 2012
Why are great catastrophes coming?
News events and comment.
●The Muslim Brotherhood starts aligning itself with Iran...angers the US.
●Russia is massing troops on Iran's northern border. They're expecting conflict soon and will come to Iran's aid.
●The US has it's second aircraft carrier on the way to the gulf, while French submarines wait in the same waters.
●Iran's Ahmadinejad again warns the West that they will regret any armed action. (17 April)
Why are great catastrophes coming
In this edition I want to look at some very import factors relating to the reasons for the soon-coming great catastrophes and calamities that are about to hit the earth with ferocious intensity.
The first and obvious reason, is because God says so in His word.
But God doesn't do things without reason, or without warning, so let's dig into these things.
As with everything in the Prophetic Scroll, this is not designed to give you knowledge. Its overall purpose is to do that, and assist you in turning your heart and soul towards our Lord in an ever-deepening way. Its pointless knowing many things and having a cold heart.
The Bible says that "peace will be taken from the earth" (Revelation 6:4) (Matthew 10:34) No peacemaker will succeed until the Prince of peace returns!
The first big thing we must understand is that there is a huge conflict on the go in the spirit world. We won't see or understand things correctly if we don't understand that.
The spiritual conflict then manifests in the world through people driven by spiritual forces moving or occupying them.
Truth and error travel the same highway, but we must understand that truth and error are essential spirits. The Bible talks of the "Spirit of truth and the spirit of error." These two spirits are in growing conflict. Many times error is very close to the truth, but because of the evil spirit behind it, it is a counterfeit.
The reason why many can't see the truth is because they don't have the Spirit of truth. They've been blinded by the god of this world and his spirit of error.
The single biggest underlying reason why God will bring terrible judgement on this world is not because the world rejects Him. It will be because they actively come against God's revealed will purpose and plans.
God will not allow the full manifestation of evil.
Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?"
Jude 14-15 "Behold the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly...and all the harsh things which the ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
Romans 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness
Romans 2:2 "The judgement of God is according to truth..."
Matthew 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses it's flavour, how shall it be seasoned. It is then good for nothing, but to be thrown out..."
Galatians 5:9 "A little leaven leavens the whole lump."
Hosea 4:1 "There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land." The rest of this chapter goes on to describe the terrible judgements that come on a land as a result.
God is absolutely fair and just!
He never acts in judgement without warning first.
All the big judgements of the Old Testament were preceded by many warnings.
If God warns society against homosexuality and society ignores Him, whose fault is that? If God warns against the worship of false gods and the people ignore Him, whose fault is that?
God has given and presented His truth, His ways and His will to mankind in the form of His word, and with His word, He's given the author, His Spirit.
God has provided all the answers in His word. He's provided His own Son as a sacrifice for salvation. He's provided everything we need, to be led into all truth.
He's provided all the warnings to this modern world in His word.
God's judgement is preceded with the offer of grace, mercy, compassion and forgiveness, but if rejected, judgement follows.
At the end of the day, every unbeliever will have to say "amen" to their own judgement.
But there are many people out there who not only ignore God's warnings, they've set themselves up to attack and actively come against the living God. Some don't even know that they're tools of the devil himself.
If you want to be an ordinary garden variety unbeliever...good luck. But if you want come against God's revealed will and plans...beware, beware!
God has tolerated rebellion against Himself for ages. The problem is that these things don't stay static. As said, we're in a spiritual environment of conflict. There is a fast growing concerted attack on God's word and ways in this day.
Coming against God's plans sets you up against Him!
Another big reason why God will soon bring judgement upon this world is because it has fallen in love with sin. Sin is progressive, it rarely stays static. The more people get into sin, the more they need.
Sin always leads to the rejection of God. That then leads to open hostility towards God and His word.
You see, when you get involved in a particular sinful lifestyle, God says it's sin and wrong. Either you need to repent or reject God word. But how can you reject God's word without rejecting Him? You can't have a sinful lifestyle and worship the true God at the same time. Something will have to give in.
Sin must by it's very nature reject God's holiness.
God loves the people of the world, but He is also just fair and holy.
God will not allow the full manifestation of sin, because when sin has fully matured, Satan is enthroned as a god and the true God and His word are displaced and cast down.
►The end of sin is the replacement of God and His word with the devil and his word. This why God will not allow it to fully develop.
A tragic example:
One individual set out recently to destroy this website. I was threatened as well. By the way, this website is greatly loved by many and greatly hated by traditionalists.
This person is not born again and is a multi-faith universalist. He believes in the universal legitimacy and validity of all religions. He believes in coexistence and tolerance between all religions. He believes that love between them all is all that matters.
Yet he hates me and this work. He has a particular resentment for the fact that this work has grown mightily. He hates the fact that I portray Christianity as exclusive and not inclusive of all religions and lifestyles.
But hang on a minute, I thought this guy believed in universal coexistence and tolerance?
It seems that he does believe that, except for those that hold and proclaim the truth!
The one single thing that separates true Biblical Christianity from all other religions is the cross of Christ and His resurrection. If all other religions were legitimate, it would make the cross meaningless and the resurrection pointless.
Unfortunately this individual like a great many others in this day, are filled with a satanic hatred for the true crucified and risen Christ! These types will accept anything and everything except the truth.
Unfortunately this individual is on thin ice. It's not because he rejects God's word or salvation plan, but because he actively attacks and comes against Gods plan and His work.
The reason a big Third World War will soon break out.
Replacement theology replaces God's call and plan for the Jewish people with church. It goes much further. Replacement theology replaces God's word with the word of the world in all it's human wisdom. It glorifies man and brings down God.
The world's "Roadmap to Peace" is a classic example. It rejects God's word and replaces it with the word of many meetings, councils, roundtables, conferences and the like.
Joel 3:2 "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgement with them there, on account of My people Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land."
Here is God's word and plan for Israel:
Amos 9:15 "I will plant them (Israel) in their land and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord."
Can you see the reason why God will bring judgement on the world? It's because they have chosen the worlds "Roadmap to Peace" which is nothing more than dividing up the land and rejected God's word.
Can you see that you can't have both? If you are going to go with the plans of the world, you must reject God's word and replace it with the world's word.
Replacement theology is more far reaching than you might imagine. It includes replacing much more than Israel with the church. It actually replaces God with the devil. Replacement theology will see you doomed to hell!
All the roundtables of the world are doomed. They're all inspired by the god of this world. They'll all soon unify to come against Israel, because this is God's word and choice!
As they come against God and His word they replace it with their own word and plan. But it doesn't end there. How will they come against God and His word? They'll attack Israel! This will lead to the final attack by God on all of His enmies.
Great War and destruction is coming. We don't know the exact timing yet. We do know that's it's all coming very soon. The Great War will involve the major world superpowers and Israel. According to the descriptions it will be a World War and will be the most destructive yet seen by the world.
This great conflict, WW111, will all be centred around Israel, it will occur because the world dominated by its god, will set itself up to come against the living God and His choice and plan for Israel.
Israel herself will see great destruction, but will be brought through it all by our Lord. This will be the time when Israel turns to our great Saviour in great numbers, although that is already starting.
The reasons for the coming world economic catastrophe
There is a soon coming world economic collapse. The world will head into recession and some nations into full blown depression. The cause will be simply because debt has got out of control. Government created debt has been around for ages, but the day you can't service debt is the day you're finished.
If this happens on a global scale at the same time it will cause a collapse in confidence and a sudden deterioration of all fiat (paper-based) currencies.
The psychological issues involved in a market collapse are the main driving forces. Fear and uncertainty lead to panic. Panic leads to irrational actions. There will be a run on banks. Banks will collapse. From here the economic catastrophe will spread at lightning speed to all financial institutions around the world.
This will cause a great economic tsunami and a great shaking of all things that people put their hope and trust in.
This will prepare the way for a one-world currency and a one-world government.
The single biggest reason for the collapse will be unrestrained government debt getting out of hand worldwide at the same time.
These things can happen very quickly. Fear spreads like wildfire!
But the overall reason will be so that Satan can set up his system of world control.
Why is Europe headed for destruction?
Do you know what the anthem of the European Union is? Here it is:
The EU adopted this as their anthem. The words are by Friedrich Schiller in 1785. It's called the Ode to Joy:
Joy, bright spark of divinity,
daughter of Elysium (a mythological afterlife ruled by many gods)
Fire-inspired we tread thy sanctuary.
Thy magic power re-unites all that custom has divided.
All men become brothers
Under the sway of thy gentle wings.
Above is the EU building in Strasburg. It was deliberately designed to resemble the tower of Babel painting. Europa riding the bull was depicted on one of the coins and here she is in statue form as well. This is reminiscent of the woman riding the beast of Revelation.
Europa was a mythological figure who was abducted by the satanic god Zeus, who manifested as a bull according to the legend. He rode off with her and the two had sex, producing a son. Zeus was one of the representations of Satan. The throne of Satan in Revelation 2:13 is believed to be the throne of Zeus. She is also associated with the goddess Astarte (Easter) in other myths and legends.
Here is a sculpture of Europa riding Zeus (Satan) dating back to 400BC.
Europe has become more and more evil. It's become spiritually dark. This isn't only the story of Europe, but Europe is by far the worst of the Western nations. I can see this visually in the statistics for this website. There are very few visitors from Western Europe.
Europe combined with some of the Muslim nations further east, has a fatal prophetic future. It will host the antichrist and lead the world in a second Holocaust against Israel.
The EU may break up or reform soon. But well into the tribulation period, Europe will have two "legs"; the western and eastern legs. The eastern leg will include Turkey and perhaps a few other Muslim nations. It will become increasingly hostile to Israel.
We're already seeing much of Europe becoming Muslim.
It's interesting that we're seeing more and more EU logos springing up at meeting and conferences where the normal logo of stars in a circle has now been changed to look like the all seeing eye!
God will allow Europe to continue for some time until His purposes have come to pass. You don't want to be in Europe or have any association with it once the antichrist has been revealed and once the tribulation has begun. Hopefully the true church will not be here then. (Note I said "hopefully")
God will bring Europe to total and complete destruction at the end of the tribulation period. The main reason will be because of its actions against Israel and the dividing of the land of Israel. It will be because they hosted Satan himself. It will be because they actively reject and come against God's choice, will and plans, and replace them with their own.
Joel 3:2 "I will also gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land."
We see the outcome of this verse further on. Joel 3:9-10 "Prepare for war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them all come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears."
On that subject:
In front of the UN building is a statue with the verse "They beat their swords into plowshares and the spears into pruning hooks" inscribed on it. Boy, did they get that wrong! That's a verse for the Millennium. What comes first before the Millennium is the verse above in Joel 3:9-10!!
Here it is:
Europe will be united in it's enmity for Israel with many other nations of the world. They think the road to peace comes out of their Satan-ruled minds. Dividing the land of Israel does not bring peace!! It brings war...big-time!
There's a big difference between those that simply reject God's word and those that actively come against God's plans or try to change them completely into the opposite.
Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived God is not mocked."
A very big difference between the Old and New Testaments.
There is an undeniable huge difference between the judgements of God that fell upon God's enemies in the Old Testament and the New.
In the Old, we see many huge, massive demonstrative supernatural and physical judgements. Some people have tried to explain them away with natural phenomenon, but that's all rubbish. We see fire falling from heaven, entire cities wiped out. A woman turned to salt, water flooding the world and many more.
In this New Testament era we see nothing of the sort. Natural earthquakes, tsunamis and the like are all natural events. Yes God will use these and they will increase in intensity, but they're nothing like the big Old Testament judgments.
Prophecy describes the same sort of judgements as in the Old Testament coming again except much worse.
This is one the big reasons why many including myself believe that the Old Testament has not been completed. The final week of Daniel's 70 weeks is the completion of the Old testament and a return to that manner of severe demonstrative judgements.
This is another reason supporting different dispensations.
Ephesians 1:10 "That in the dispensation of the fullness of times, He might gather together in one all things in Christ..."
Ephesians 3:2 "If indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God..."
Hebrews 1:1 "God who at various times (lit=dispensations) and in different ways spoke in times past..."
God will win!
What an an amazing statement. How could He not. He is God!
The true church of the living God is on the road to victory. It may not look like it sometimes!
If God is in His people by and through the new birth, His people are the ultimate victors, even in death.
Here are some portions of verses describing true born again believers, also called the church.
●"The gates of hell will not prevail against them."
●We are "God's workmanship."
●We are the "household of God."
●We are the "planting of God."
●We are the "temple of the Holy Spirit."
●We are the "bride of Christ".
●We are the "body of Christ".
●We are "the overcomers".
●We are the "light of the world".
●We are the "salt of the earth."
We don't win because of who we are in our own self effort, we win because we have the living God as part of our very being.
We win because we are born into God's family and God's army. We may be a lot smaller, just like the armies of the children of Israel under David facing Goliath, but just like that story we will win. In fact we have won already!
In the midst of all of this there is a powerful satanically inspired counterfeit church growing up right beside the true church. It has been produced by Satan's bride...his people. Satan, the god of human good and evil comes in camouflage as an angel of light!
This counterfeit church has a counterfeit god, a false gospel and a false spirit driving it. Don't be fooled by it. Yes it will become dominant and very big. Don't be fooled. The Bible prophesied that it would be just like this.
Prophecy has, is, and will be triumphant!
The amazing thing about prophecy is that it's coming to pass exactly as proclaimed in the Bible.
Of course there are many things in the Bible that are types and allegories, but this does no damage to the literal interpretation of Bible prophecy.
Bible prophecy was fulfilled literally and exactly in the Old Testament. Not one failed. Prophecy in the Old and New Testaments have also had the same pattern of fulfilment. All the prophecies of the Bible relating to these end times, which began with the rebirth of Israel, are and will be fulfilled in the same manner.
Do you want to gamble your life against those odds?
It's not very clever to set yourself up as an enemy of the living God! Preacher reading this...take note!
The one big reason why God's judgement will fall hard soon is because many people and nations will actively come against God's revealed prophetic plan. They will come in huge numbers, feeding off the deception imbedded in each of their hearts. They're on a collision course with God.
People that replace God's will with their own, actually replace God's will with Satan's and Satan is in eternal conflict with our God.
This eternal enmity is coming to a head now. This will soon escalate in intensity and frequency.
Please understand that you can't simply reject God and His word. You can do that for a time, but you will eventually have to come against God and his word. When you do this you are an active enemy of the living eternal truth and it's God.
Obadiah 1:3 "The pride of your heart has deceived you..."
Amos 8:11 "Behold the days are coming says the Lord, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord"
James 4:4 "Do you not know that friendship with the world is hatred towards God?
Here's an image of Elijah the prophet on a stained glass window. Elijah was one of the types of the rapture of the church, being taken alive to heaven.
Shalom and grow in grace!