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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of March 12 - March 18, 2017

Posting a little early this week, (heading out of town for the weekend).

With a new American President at the helm, optimism is once again front and center with regards to the long standing Israel/Palestinian on again off again peace negotiations.  President Donald Trump feels he has the skills to negotiate the long elusive peace deal, and thus far the particular parties are on board with the process.  Keep in mind that ultimately it will be the future 'Man of Sin', (Antichrist), who  will sign the dotted line on the future seven year deal between Israel and "the many".  However that's not to say that any current negotiations won't result in some sort of framework which is then 'confirmed' by this future world leader.

He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him." Daniel 9:27 NIV

Israel continues to be hated by much of the world as once again a U.N. agency is accusing Israel of apartheid, while some far left segments of the European press have labelled Israeli Prime Minister a 'mad dictator' along the lines of North Korea's Kim Jong-un.  (Way to keep it civil people).

Rumors of War are now a daily news routine, as even the mainstream press are warning of an impending World War 3 scenario;  Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle-East being the prime locations of any major breakout of war.  It is interesting that two major nations are front and center in all this war talk.  Russia is currently re-establishing its presence in the Middle-East by aligning with the likes of Iran, Syria, and now Libya.  Most prophecy watchers look to Russia as being the head of a coalition of Islamic nations slated to march on Israel in an invasion attempt, (Gog/Magog - Ezekiel 38/39).  

As for the other nation on the rise, China is securing its place in Asia as it backs the likes of Pakistan and North Korea while saber rattling with Japan and America. Bible prophecy indicates that a vast army from the east, (Kings of the East) will makes its presence felt during the Tribulation.  By virtue of its size, (population), many observers believe that China will make up a large percentage of this future army from the East which will march on the Holy Land.at the end of days. 

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Revelation 16:12 NIV

Technology is another sign that we are indeed at the very near end of days.  Genetic manipulation, human/hi-tec augmentation, living hybrids, quantum computers are just a few of the things that are rushing the world headlong towards a date with destiny, (Day of the Lord).  What was science fiction just a few short years ago is now staring us in the face.  The technology to bring about the 'mark of the Beast', 'image of the Beast', and return of the Nephilim is now here and being developed with random abandon.

While all of the above moves along like a runaway train, we continue to see the increase in both Jewish and Christian persecution.  The Turkish Foreign Minister has suggested that religious wars are coming for Europe.  Is he suggesting another battle between Islam and Christianity?  An interesting prophecy in the book of Daniel may foretell of this future religious war.  We read of the armies of the Antichrist, (a European army?), engaging the armies of the King of the South, (Islamic North Africa), and the King of the North, (Islamic Middle-East), sweeping them aside and setting up shop in the Holy Land.  Sounds very much like the Crusades of a thousand years ago.

At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.  He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Daniel 11:40-41 NIV

And then there is the exponential increase in depravity and the collapse of societal norms.  How else to describe the abortion industry, the recent infatuation with Satanism, witchcraft and demonism and the alphabet soup of sexual self gratification, (LGBTQ and other), Truly, the bible wasn't kidding when the writer penned these words about the last days:

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV

Through it all, people are still coming to Christ as Jesus builds his church.  But one of these days, (and we believe very shortly), Yeshua ha Mashiach, (Jesus the Messiah), will return to snatch his bride the church home to be with him, and then all hell will ensue upon the earth.  A time unparalleled in human history, (The Day of the Lord).

For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. Matthew 24:21 NIV

Until next week.....keep looking up.....we're getting close.


Prophecy Sign:  The future seven year covenant/peace agreement






Trump Negotiator, an Orthodox Jew, Visits Israel in Effort to Jumpstart Peace Talks

'Time Has Come to Make a Deal': Trump Invites Abbas to White House

Trump invites Abbas to White House ‘soon’ to discuss stalled peace process

Ever unpredictable, Trump throws Mahmoud Abbas a lifeline

Abbas tells Abdullah of Trump’s commitment to peace process
http://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-tells-abdullah-of-trumps-commitment-to-peace-process/

German newspapers: Netanyahu is a mad dictator like Khamenei

UN report accuses Israel of imposing apartheid regime on the Palestinians


Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War




World war 3 is coming
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-war-3-is-coming-a7622296.html

Asia: 

U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills, North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes

USS Carl Vinson carrying huge fleet of fighter jets arrives in South Korea as military sources reveal plan to 'remove' Jong-un's war chiefs 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4315150/US-carrier-South-Korea-force-North.html 


US buildup near Korean Peninsula aimed at 'incapacitating' Kim: Report

Middle-East:


Russia Appears Gearing Up For Another Intervention In A Middle Eastern War

Russia moving special forces into Libya

Russia appears to deploy special forces to airbase in western Egypt






Prophecy Sign:  Technology for the "Mark of the Beast" Identification System





Your brain is unique – here's how it could be used as the ultimate security password


Prophecy Sign:  Increase in Knowledge - Genetics/Transhumanism



Super humans that are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029 as brains begin to fuse with machines, Google expert claims

What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA?

Self-Replicating “DNA Computers” Are Set to Change Everything






Prophecy Sign:  Christian Persecution/Gospel Spread




China’s New Policy Expected to Lead to More Religious Persecution

Chinese Christians Still Attend Underground Churches Despite Risk of Persecution

Dreams And Visions Of Jesus Are Fueling The Explosive Growth Of Christianity In Muslim Nations Worldwide



Prophecy Sign:  Perilous Times - Kingdom against Kingdom, (Ethnic & Religious strife)





‘Wars of religion will start in Europe’ – Turkish FM

Migrant Crime and Violence Soars in German States

EU to force countries to receive refugees/migrants

Report Finds Islamists Permeate Sweden, Enjoy Secular Support

Swedish city to offer returning Isis fighters housing and benefits in reintegration programme

Sweden Muzzles Its Cops to Uphold Political Correctness


Prophecy Sign:  Fearful events and great signs in the Heavens



A Rare Solar Eclipse In 2017 And Another One 7 Years Later In 2024 Will Mark A Giant ‘X’ Across The United States

UK ALIEN INVASION? Upsurge in UFO sightings ROCKS west country


Prophecy Sign:  Societal Collapse




Many Young Adults Are Turning To Witchcraft As A Way To Rebel Against Their Conservative Christian Upbringings

First School of Witchcraft Launched in South Africa


Canada pushes to legalize, expand abortion worldwide

Hawaii Senate Passes Bill Forcing Church to Refer Women to Abortion Clinics
https://pjmedia.com/faith/2017/03/10/hawaii-senate-passes-bill-forcing-church-to-refer-women-to-abortion-clinics/


Women’s Day Protestors Perform ‘Abortion’ on ‘Virgin Mary'


Mother and son are becoming father and daughter
http://nypost.com/2017/03/14/transgender-dad-and-daughter-transition-together/

Women Kicked Out of Women’s Shelter to Make Room for a ‘Transgender’ Man


Transgender Pastor Tells Texas Bathroom Bill Supporters: ‘God is Transgender’
https://heatst.com/culture-wars/transgender-pastor-tells-texas-bathroom-bill-supporters-god-is-transgender/

731 New Yorkers Changed Gender on Their Birth Certificates in Last 2 Years, Youngest Is 5-Y-O Child


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of March 5 - March 11, 2017

Welcome to another week where we see the end-times prophecies of the bible coming to life in the current news of the day.  Some folks would call this 'newspaper exegesis'; We pray that's not what we are doing here. What we hope to be doing on this blog is pointing out the various last days biblical prophecies and making note of news items of interest that may have something to do with that prophecy.  In fact, we were told by Jesus himself of the events we would see just prior to his return, (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 17 & 21).  The only way to know those events are occurring is to know the news of the day.

So to that end, we once again have a collection of news items and videos which certainly give credence to prophesies of the bible being fulfilled during this, the terminal or final generation that will see the return of Jesus Christ.

Can there ever be more of a time when wars are being rumored about?  We have seen two great world wars within the last century and many, many other localized wars, (Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Middle-East, etc).  So we definitely have come through a time of wars and are now in the period of rumors of war which will ultimately escalate into a third world war.  We are told in the book of Revelation a time is coming when the nations of the earth will war against each other and where millions will perish:

When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!”  Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword. Revelation 6:3-4 NIV

While all this is going on, the nations of the world are scrambling to stymie any further nationalist movements and drive the world towards world government.  We believe this world governmental system will begin in Europe, (revived Rome), and ultimately spread to world government under the rule and reign of the Antichrist and his 10 new kings/kingdoms, (to be whittled down to 7 with the Antichrist takeover of 3).

“He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. Daniel 7:23-24 NIV

Then we read of the ongoing global economic problems.  When looking around at all the recent good news reports, (jobs up), you wouldn't know that there is a huge fire burning beneath the superficial good news reports we see.  European banks are facing a crisis far beyond that of the 2008 crash in the very near future.  In South America, Venezuela has seen an exponential growth in violence as people there try to cope with an economy in collapse.  Brazil is also facing its' worst ever recession.  The question now being asked, is something far worse about to hit the world beyond that of which we saw in the last two recession of 2001 & 2008?

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you.  Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.  Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. James 5:1-3 NIV

Israel is still a pain in the side of the world as the nations attempt to carve out some sort of settlement of peace between Israel and "the many", (Daniel 9:27).  President Donald Trump is promising to follow through on his pledge to Israel to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem.  Of course Israel's hostile Arab neighbors decries this potential move and have warned of war should that happen.  Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Fatah would like nothing but another shot at destroying Israel. However the God of the bible has promised that will never happen.

“‘Because you have said, “These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them,” even though I the Lord was there, therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I will treat you in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you. Ezekiel 35:10-11 NIV

And take a look at the exponential increase in knowledge.  Artificially intelligence quantum computers are on the near horizon.  Just in time to control and monitor every single denizen on planet earth.  Scientist continue to play with the building blocks of life, attempting to create everything from artificial human life, to animal/human hybrids. Did you know that NASA has been given a mandate to get humans to Mars by 2033?  Along with that, in 20 years it is expected that thousands of people will be living in space in the comfy confines of orbiting space colonies.  This all begs the question; Why are scientists so intent on getting humans off the planet over the next couple decades?  Might they be reading bible prophecy?

Is one of those things known to a very small elite, the existence of Alien life?  We are constantly seeing news stories and videos of some unidentified flying object cruising along through sky and space.  Catholic leaders are quite accepting of such manifestations and are ready to welcome these long lost space brothers to earth to help with mankind's present condition.  Might this be the very strong delusion that the bible tells us will cause a great number of people to be deceived during the coming Tribulation period?

For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 NIV

And then there is the utter disregard and hatred that is building across the world for anything conservative and with a biblically based moral underpinning of western society.  Can I invent a new condition?  How about Conservative Derangement Syndrome, (CDS for short).  Reading all the recent articles regarding the progressive lefts hatred of conservative groups you would have to think this syndrome is spreading like a pandemic.  And then we have so called Christian churches falling all over themselves in their acceptance of everything related to the LBGTQ movement, right down to suggesting God and Jesus are no less Transgenders themselves.  Our bible tells us that God is the Father, Jesus is the Son and then there is the Holy Spirit.  Nothing in those terms suggesting that the almighty is gender confused.

And all of the above is opening the dark portals allowing satanic activity, demonism  and drugs that induce psychotic episodes  to increase at unprecedented levels.  The bible tells us that during the Tribulation, the population will not repent of these sins:

And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft, (Greek - pharmaconor = drugs), their sexual immorality or their thefts. Revelation 9:21 NLT

Feeling just a bit spied up lately?  It's probably not your imagination as governments of the world continue to increase the levels of surveillance against their own people.  Wikileaks has just released a whole new batch of materials which show the sophistication and levels to which the CIA has been spying on seemingly everyone and everything.  It has been learned that your smart phone and smart TV can be switched on without you even knowing it and can then listen in on what is happening in your home.  We warned about these smart TV's and this capability back in December 2012. Such is the police state of the future Antichrist being built now.

As you can see, much is happening in this world of ours and the speed of which has increased like that of the pains of a woman about to give birth.  Is God now ready to move the world into the next dispensation of time by calling home the church of Jesus Christ and beginning the period of time know as the Tribulation?  More importantly, are you ready?

For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 NIV


Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War - Matthew 24:6



Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War


Russian Military Expert: 'We Are Quietly Seeding The U.S. Shoreline With Nuclear Mole Missiles'
https://www.memri.org/reports/russian-military-expert-we-are-quietly-seeding-us-shoreline-nuclear-mole-missiles#_edn2

Rumors of War - Middle-East

Iran launched 2 ballistic missiles, US officials say

Iran: ‘Only seven minutes needed for the Iranian missile to hit Tel Aviv’

Hezbollah, Israel brace for all-out conflict

Hezbollah lists targeted Israeli “nuclear sites”

Rumors of War - Asia



North Korea Is Practicing for Nuclear War


North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan


Japan Moves to Highest Alert Level After North Korea Fires Missiles
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-05/north-korea-fires-what-may-be-intercontinental-missile-yonhap

As North Korea missile threat grows, Japan lawmakers argue for first strike options

North Korea likely preparing to strike U.S. military bases in Japan
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/03/06/North-Korea-likely-preparing-to-strike-US-military-bases-in-Japan/8991488814629/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ls&utm_medium=4


North Korea warns of 'actual war', U.S. calls it 'pariah'
https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korea-warns-actual-war-u-calls-pariah-113913164.html

North Korea preps new missile test as THAAD arrives in South Korea
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-thaad-missile-defense-system-new-launch-preps-icbm-engine/

China warns of nuclear first strike in response to THAAD deployment

Donald Trump sends B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS to South Korea after North fires missiles at Japan and US warns of ‘overwhelming’ response


Divine intervention! EU leaders will turn to the POPE over plans to revive struggling bloc

Fearing U.S. Withdrawal, Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/world/europe/european-union-nuclear-weapons.html?_r=2&referer

EU ministers agree to create joint military command center in NATO footsteps

Hollande: EU will be multi-speed or will 'explode'


Prophecy Sign:  The coming global economic collapse, James 5 & Revelation 13/17



European Banks Risk Facing a 'Collapse Worse Than the 2008 Financial Crisis'


Prophecy Sign:  Jerusalem - Cup of Trembling/Burdensome Stone - Zechariah 12:2-3



'Trump will keep his promise to move embassy to Jerusalem'

US delegation visits Israel to examine potential embassy relocation to Jerusalem – reports

Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge - Genetic Manipulation/Technology - Daniel 12:4



Artificial intelligence:

The Coming Augmented Reality, Where Computers Are ‘Alive’ and Cognitive

Does ‘The Image of God’ Extend to Robots, Too?
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/february-web-only/aidoes-image-of-god-extend-to-robots-too.html


Genetic Manipulation:

Artificial human life could soon be grown in lab after embryo breakthrough

Forget Mammoths, We Could Bring Dinosaurs And Neanderthals Back To Life
http://www.malaysiandigest.com/technology/660935-forget-mammoths-we-could-bring-dinosaurs-and-neanderthals-back-to-life.html


Space technology:

US Government Issues NASA Demand, ‘Get Humans to Mars By 2033’

Thousands of people could live in space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years, expert claims


Medical knowledge:

Resurrecting Dead People Using Stem Cells Given The Green Light

Brain activity can continue for 10 minutes after death - new study


Prophecy Sign:  The Strong Delusion - Ancient Alien Deception/Nephilim - 2 Thessalonians 2:11 & Genesis 6 



Could Catholicism handle the discovery of extraterrestrial life?

Bizarre 'megaship' captured by International Space Station camera before Nasa 'dims the feed'

Weaponised black hole? Texas town terrorised - portal opens over secret Army research base


Prophecy Sign:  Increasing earthquake/volcanic activity - Mark 13:8



Volcanoes Are Erupting All Over The World

‘No getting out of this’: Major earthquake ‘certain’ to hit Southern California, study says
https://www.rt.com/usa/379768-southern-california-major-earthquake/

California fault capable of producing magnitude-7.4 earthquake, study says


Prophecy Sign:  The future global surveillance/police state - Revelation 13:7




Every ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ In America Has Just Been Vindicated…

CIA can and does hack almost EVERY device

How Samsung TV viewers were 'recorded via their sets by British and US spies 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4290926/British-spies-linked-CIA-WikiLeaks-reveals.html 


Smart TVs can spy on their owners - (our blog December 2012)
http://signpostsofthetimes.blogspot.ca/2012/12/smart-tvs-can-spy-on-their-owners.html

All-knowing surveillance system detects gunfire all across America 


Reports: The Obama administration wiretapped Trump, world leaders, journalists, everyone?
http://www.worldtribune.com/reports-the-obama-administration-wiretapped-trump-world-leaders-journalists-everyone/





Prophecy Sign:  The Last Days Apostate Church - Doctrines of Demons - 1 Timothy 4:1


'God Is Transgender,' Says Transgender Pastor Opposing Texas Bathroom Bill

Is God Transgender?

Jesus: The First Transgender Man

Blasphemous 'Transgender Jesus' Pushes Gospel According to Jezebel

Unholy row over church's play which portrays Jesus as a transgender woman who refers to God as 'Mum'  

Prophecy Sign:  Good for evil and evil for good - Decrease in morality/wisdom

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


Conservatism/Morality despised:

Student union bans Conservative society from speaking out - because they challenged its position on free speech

Mortified Social Justice Warriors Vow Not To Tolerate Conservative Group On Campus

Campus Conservative Group Rejected Because It Makes Liberal Students Feel ‘Unsafe’

Petition calls for ‘potentially dangerous’ Peterson, Yiannopoulos to be kicked off ballot for university rector

University presidents nationwide refuse to sign ‘Intellectual Freedom Commitment’

Student Satanists Announce Lamb Sacrifice and Bible Burning at Clemson U

US Exorcists: Demonic Activity on the Rise



Below is a Skywatch TV tribute to well known Christian author and apologist, Chris Putnam. Having read most of Mr. Putnam's work, and watched many of his appearances on the various Christian programming networks, it was a shock to hear of his passing.  We can say we learned much from his work and that of writing mate, Tom Horn.  We wish to pass along our prayers and condolences to the Putnam family, and rest assured there is a time fast approaching when the entire family of God will be gathered together in unity.  That will be an awesome time when families once again will see their loved ones in their glorified state, and to be together forever.