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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of Sep 17 - Sep 23, 2017

So were you caught up with all the Revelation 12 signs and wonders hoopla along with a great many other folks?  Yes, we found the videos and articles on the various web sites to be most intriguing, but we were reticent to go all the way out on the limb and claim that it would be the day of Christ's return into the clouds to claim all his believers in the rapture of the Church. 

Unfortunately a couple producers of these videos did climb far out onto the branches and are now looking just a little sheepish in their predictions.  This is the danger of matching Christ's return to any particular date on the calendar, you will likely be wrong, (88 reasons for 1988, Harold Camping - May 21' 11, Revelation 12 - September 23'17), and this just plays into the skepticism that already permeates much of Christendom not too mention secular society.  There were several recent secular news articles all calling into question this most recent prediction and basically calling it nuts.  Well as it turns out, they weren't wrong.

They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." 2 Peter 3:4 NIV

With all that said, should we just shrug off the recent celestial signs as nonsense or just plain coincidence? Absolutely not.  Instead we should take those signs, (Blood Moons - 2014/2015, August 21'17 Solar Eclipse, Revelation 12 Sign - September 23'17), as indicators that the return of Jesus Christ is right at the door, (Matthew 24:33), and that we should be paying close attention so as not to be taken like a thief and be unaware of the hour Christ will come upon the believing Church, (Revelation 3:3). That is the approach that we take on this blog, and in fact preached such at our local church a few Sunday's back, (sorry no link as yet on the Church website for that message).

These signs are not unlike all the signs that one might see along a highway as one approaches their destination.  Signs for places to stay, places to eat, places to shop, get a vehicle fixed, or to get further information.  The signs are not yet your destination and may be several miles away from where you are going, but once you see those signs, you know you don't have much further to go.  So think of these cosmic signs that are showing up in recent months and years as God's way of telling us we don't have much further to go. Amen?

Have been reading a very interesting book, ('Reversing Hermon', by  Dr. Michael S. Heiser), in which the author also makes note of the Revelation 12 sign which the Apostle John wrote about, however Dr. Heiser relates this sign to the first coming of Jesus Christ.  He provides good information that the sages of old, including the Three Wise-men were cosmic watchers and when they saw this particular sign in the heavens, (and yes it appears in some fashion each fall), along with several other cosmic signs that also appeared in the heavens prior to Christs birth, they knew something was up and that something miraculous was about to happen.  This is when they began their long journey following yet another celestial event, (the Star), finding the very young Messiah some time before Jesus was 2 years old.  

So it's not the first time that signs announced the coming of Jesus and it won't be the last, (Matthew 24:30), and as with the Magi, (Three Wise-Men), it was not an immediate meeting of those that were watching with whom they were watching for, (several months took place first).  So don't get discourage, hang in there....we are almost at our destination.  We certainly know this by all that is happening in the world today.  Just take a look at all the news of the week, (article and videos).

So until next week.  Keep looking up.  Our Blessed Hope is on the horizon.  The signs are all over the place as we approach our destination.

Maranatha and God Bless

Prophecy Sign:  Roaring and Tossing of the Waves, (anomalous weather)

Hurricane Maria unleashes fury on Puerto Rico. ‘The winds are like out of a horror movie’

'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico

56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing earthquake and volcanic activity

Where will the next earthquake strike? How a chain of frightening quakes in the 'Ring of Fire' is terrorising the Pacific 

The Ring of Fire is heating up: M6.1 earthquake strikes off New Zealand just hours after deadly M7.1 earthquake near Mexico City

At least 20 schoolchildren among the 248 killed in Mexico after their school collapsed during a 7.1-magnitude earthquake

Strong 6.2 magnitude aftershock hits Mexico City, causing buildings to sway and sending terrified earthquake survivors running into the streets

New Zealand rocked by strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake as a 'powerful tremor' strikes Wellington

Powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan near Fukushima 

Prophecy Sign:  The future Middle-East War(s)

Is North Korea a Smokescreen for a Potential Armageddon in the Middle East?

Why Israel might take out North Korea's nukes

Iranian army chief: We will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa into dust

Iran defies Trump to test new-medium range ballistic missile that could hit Israel

Hezbollah has 10,000 fighters in Syria ready to confront Israel, commander says

Report: Iran And North Korea Are “Collaborating In An Exchange Of Materials And Technicians To Mutually Develop Nuclear Weapons Capabilities”

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War

U.S. Scrambles Four "Doomsday" Planes after North Korea Announces "Preps for War With U.S. - COMPLETE"

N. Korea threatens US with ‘horrible nuclear strike and miserable and final ruin’

US state senator warns nuclear attack from North Korea is now ‘imminent’… and warns Seattle may be the first target

'How do we survive?': fearful Californians prepare for nuclear attack

World War 3 ready: Russia carries out EXPLOSIVE war games on edge of Europe

Prophecy Sign:  Revived Rome - The European Superstate

Rise Of The Beast? New Push For Powerful Federal Europe Led By President

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Wants a U.S. of Europe. Does Anyone Else?

Prophecy Sign:  The False Religious System

Pope Francis, Muslim World League Secretary discuss interfaith coexistence

Pope Francis Welcomes Leader of Muslim World League to Vatican

The Seven Year Covenant of Peace

Art of a peace deal: Donald Trump says there's a 'pretty good shot' he can broker peace in Middle East

Abbas praises Trump's seriousness about peace
“If this is any proof to anything ... it attests to the seriousness of your excellency, Mr. President, to achieve the deal of the century in the Middle East during this year or in the coming months, God willing,” the PA chairman said, according to comments quoted by Reuters.

Abbas tells UN it’s responsible for ending Israeli ‘apartheid’
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday told the United Nations that Israel is not a peace partner, and said its “colonial occupation” of the West Bank and East Jerusalem was breeding incitement and violence in the region.

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, Plagues and Disease

WHO warns the world is running out of antibiotics

Prophecy Sign:  Perilous Events

This could destroy our civilization, but we don't talk about it, (EMP attack)

Prophecy Sign:  The coming global economic collapse

North Korea latest: World War 3 threat puts stock markets ON EDGE

Dr Doom's terrifying warning: Stock market meltdown looming and NO ONE is prepared

Canada flagged as hidden $14 trillion credit bubble stokes global crisis fears

Prophecy Sign:  The future Mark of the Beast 

British supermarket offers 'finger vein' payment in worldwide first 

Biometrics: A Stepping-Stone To Eliminating The Password Forever

Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge 

Researchers Connect A Human Mind To The Internet For The First Time Ever

Putin reveals fears that robots with artificial intelligence will one day 'eat us' and asks head of Russia's largest tech firm how soon it will happen

Prophecy Sign:  Increased Christian Persecution/Marginalization  

The Hate Machine: How the Southern Poverty Law Center Is Cashing in by Bashing Christians

Evangelical Church Threatened With Being Set on Fire Amid LGBT Outrage at Marriage Billboard

Government Agency Blacklists Couple for Not Supporting Gay Marriage

Judge Roy Moore: We Removed God from Schools, Shootings and Death Filled the Void

5th Grade Teacher Forcing Class to Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns

California School Board Says Allowing Opt-Out of Discussions on Gender Identity Would Be ‘Discriminatory’

German psychiatrist: “Migrants bring huge potential for violence and have different values. It’s a time bomb.” 
(our comment:  thank you Captain Obvious) 

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Says All Men Should Be Feminists, Calls For End to 'Bro Culture'
(our comment:  yes, unfortunately he is one of ours......sigh!!) 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of Sep 10 - Sep16, 2017

Pastor Mark Blitz, the gentleman that first came to public knowledge with his videos and books on the 2014-2015 Blood Moons, has an interesting video below about the upcoming Jewish Fall Festivals and the correlation with the United Nations declaration of peace for September 21 of this year. The video is less than 12 minutes long and has some very interesting information, so we would suggest giving it a watch considering all the recent talk about Middle-East peace, (articles below).

We've not included any rumors of war headlines for this week but that does not mean things are any less on edge as North Korea continues to thumb its' nose at the world with yet more missile launches and a whole lot of threats and warnings.  (Some of the videos below attest to all this).  The proximity of war world three seems closer than ever.

Some of the news of the week that we have linked to show a great many other end-times prophecies of the bible ramping up in intensity and near fulfillment.  For instance, biblical Christianity is on attack from several different sources and means.  From outright persecution of believers, (including death), to marginalization of Christianity, (meaning denying Christianity from the public forum), to attacks from within as the Last Days Apostate Church continues to build. At the same time, the False Religious system, (of which  apostate Christianity will become part of), will take its' place during the upcoming Tribulation.

Meanwhile Turkey, (a current NATO member), is turning away from the West and is further aligning with Russia and others in the East.  Bible prophecy warned that this would happen as these nations coalesce together as the Gog/Magog alliance, (Ezekiel 38/39).

Can you believe just have fast knowledge is increasing in the fields of genetics, artificial intelligence, and hi-tech?  This may well lead to several bible prophecy fulfillments including the 'Mark of the Beast", 'Image of the Beast", not to mention the 'King of Antichrist' in which the future 'man of sin' will have total control over the entire world.  

As creation groans in anticipation of Christ's return, (Romans 8:21-22), we see major volcanoes shuddering to life, (Vesuvius, Yellowstone, Iceland, Indonesia), which if they erupt would bring cataclysmic destruction to much of the world. We read about this in the book of Revelation which warns that every island and mountain will disappear:

And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. Revelation 16:20 KJV

So does it seem everything is falling apart, or does it seem that everything is coming together?  I guess that would depend on your standing with Jesus Christ.  For those that have a personal relationship with the Son of the Living God and who believe that the end-times prophecies of the bible are coming to fulfillment, then what we are seeing is Gods plans coming together, which means we should be looking heavenward for Jesus Christ is soon returning.  

For, "In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay." Hebrews 10:37 NIV

So until next week, (should the Lord tarry), God Bless and as always, Keep Looking Up. 

Prophecy Sign:  Peace, Peace, then sudden destruction

While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 NIV

Dalai Lama calls for century of peace during Northern Ireland visit

Prophecy Sign:  Christianity in the Last Days

(Just a note:  even as bad as things may get, Jesus Christ will still add to his Kingdom)


China’s underground churches head for cover as crackdown closes in


Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre 20 Nigerian Christians

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for sending Islam-insulting poem via WhatsApp


Parents Face Backlash for Opposing Church of England School's Transgender Policy


Half of Protestants Agree With Catholics That Good Deeds and Faith Are Needed for Salvation: Pew

Prophecy Sign:  The False Religious System of the Tribulation 

Why religion is not going away and science will not destroy it, (Note: They aren't talking about Christianity here)

Two Dozen Religious Leaders Will Eat Magic Mushrooms In The Name Of Science

Prophecy Sign:  The Gog/Magog Alliance - Turkey

Turkey Signs Russian Missile Deal, Pivoting From NATO

Syria, Turkey and the Kurds: A Devil’s Triangle that only Russia can navigate

Prophecy Sign:  Kingdom of Antichrist - Authority over all

It was given power to wage war against God's holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Revelation 13:7 NIV

Facebook reveals it has created an AI digital map showing where EVERY human on the planet lives

New AI can guess whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

Face-reading AI will be able to detect your politics and IQ, professor says, (Note: or a Christ follower?)

The Death Of Free Speech Is Imminent: Government Begins Censorship Of Media Through Disingenuous Means

Prophecy Sign:  Kingdom of Antichrist - Controlling the Message

(Note:  Insert "Antichrist deniers" rather than climate deniers and you will understand what will happen to those people that refuse to take his mark and publicly attempt to warn others)

Calls to punish skeptics rise with links to climate change, hurricanes

Pope blasts climate change doubters and calls on world leaders to take action in the wake of the devastation caused by hurricane Irma

Prophecy Sign: Increased Knowledge - Genetics & Hi-Tec

Is Human Genetic Modification Possible?

Superheroes? Stardust? Or vessels of the incarnation?
But in time, Crispr’s capabilities to “edit” DNA sequences might be used to alter sperm, egg, or embryonic DNA for purposes of what is known in the trade as “human enhancement.” Which really means human reinvention. The temptation to use knowledge to break through the seemingly built-in limitations of the human condition, creating superheroes and making the world anew, has been part of the human story for a long time.

U.S. military to have more ROBOT soldiers than human by the year 2025, (Note: The army of Joel 2??)

Prophecy Sign:  Revived Roman - The European Superstate

Juncker wants EU finance minister, no separate euro budget or parliament

Eurozone could be set to CRASH: Expert warns ECB has fears over rapidly rising Euro

Prophecy Sign:  Food Shortages during the Tribulation, (Revelation 6:5-6)

Desperation Mounts in Caribbean Islands: ‘All the Food Is Gone’

Global hunger rises for first time in decade: U.N. agencies

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing earthquake and volcanic activity

Mount Vesuvius eruption risk: Emergency plans to evacuate 700,000 finalised

Alert level raised for Agung volcano, site of one of the largest eruptions of 20th century

This Is What Would Happen If A Volcano Erupted Into The Eye Of A Hurricane

Prophecy Sign:  Societal Collapse

Hospital Staff Fear for Their Lives Amid Sweden's 'Bloody Summer'

Sweden Startled by Hundreds of Gangs Lurking in 'No-Go Zones' It Denies

California Lawmakers Want Knowingly Giving Someone HIV To Be A Misdemeanor, Not Felony

Planned Parenthood Teams up with Satanists to Promote Abortion in Missouri

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2017

On August 21 the moon crossed in front of the sun causing a solar eclipse to appear from one coast of America to the other. In ancient cultures, a solar eclipse was perceived as a sign of impending doom or judgement. Now we aren't going to categorically state that the August 21 eclipse was a sign of impending judgement, but where does coincidence end and something else begin?

Since the eclipse we have had not one, not two, not even three but four major hurricanes impact North America. Harvey of course caused billions of dollars of damage over Texas; Katia has just finished pummeling the Mexican gulf coast, and Irma, after mowing through the Caribbean, is about to do the same to the state of Florida, while Jose is ready to swing through the Caribbean devastating islands already destroyed by Irma.

Besides the hurricanes, an event that would have otherwise been in the news longer than a few minutes would have been the very large 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struct the Pacific coast of Mexico killing over 60 people and causing millions of dollars worth of damage. This was the largest earthquake in Mexico in over a century setting up concerns that a similar earthquake could strike California at any time, (article below).

And then there is the continued wildfire situation in western North America. Now most of these fires began prior to August 21, but many others started afterwards including the major fire near Los Angeles. To date, there has been nearly 3 millions acres burned in our home province of British Columbia, with another 1 million acres burned in the state of Montana, with hundreds of thousands more acres consumed in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California costing hundred of millions of dollars in firefighting costs, with thousands of people having to be evacuated from their homes. Of course these fires pale in comparison to the millions of evacuees that have had to leave their homes in Florida and Texas, and the hundreds of billions of dollars that these storms will cost in damages.

It would seem that God may be trying to get our attention as we move precipitously close to the time of Jacobs Trouble, (Jeremiah 30:7), or that which we know as the Tribulation. There was a song written in 1969 by John Fogerty that became a hit for the group Creedance Clearwater Revival. John Fogerty noted that he got the imagery for this song from an old movie called 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' He said that 'it was about the apocalypse that was going to be visited upon us'.

Now the song is of course secular in nature, but given the current events that we have seen in the last couple of weeks, a Christian group could not have written a more pertinent song which speaks of the times we are now living in, (the birth pangs?). We do take issue with the song's warning to be prepared to die; Rather we suggest that now is time to prepare to live, and that would be living an eternal life by making the decision to accept Jesus Christ as your person saviour here and now before the world moves into the Tribulation period where indeed many billions will perish during that intensely horrible period of time.

Of course there is much else occurring in the world other than so called 'acts of God'. One of the most frightening being the growing tensions between North Korea and the United States/South Korea. There are many that see World War 3 on the very near horizon, (rumors of war). A couple articles we have linked to have much to say about this geopolitical hotspot. Well known Israeli writer, Caroline Glick, explains what is happening and makes the case that the United States has no choice but to eventually engage North Korea in a military confrontation:

North Korea’s ultimatum to America - (an excellent summation of this very charged situation)

The second article gives a very good summation of just what could happen if such a military campaign is entered into. Needless to say it would cost many lives, sink the world economy and result in a devastation on both sides of the DMZ diving the two Korea's.

We've never been closer to a North Korean attack on South Korea: Here's what could happen

Of course there is also the ongoing tensions in the Middle-East that will eventually erupt into war, (Ezekiel 38/39, Isaiah 17). Israel prepares for war while Iran continues to agitate with bellicose bluster, threatening to wipe out Israel.

As for other events happening, well you can check out those for your self by scanning the links below. There is everything from the building of the New Economic World Order of the Antichrist, to the building of the future genetic/transhumaism revolution which we see becoming a significant component of the future 'mark of the Beast', (corrupting the image of God).

So keep looking up.  Times are short, and our Lord Jesus Christ is nearly ready to snatch his Bride from this earth, (1 Thessalonians 4:17), prior to the coming judgement of God upon an unrepentant planet. Are you ready for this event?  If not, now is the excepted day of salvation, (2 Corinthians 6:2). Don't delay.

See you next week.

Prophecy Sign:  The Earth will groan, mourn and wither

How long will the land lie parched and the grass in every field be withered? Because those who live in it are wicked, the animals and birds have perished. Moreover, the people are saying, "He will not see what happens to us." Jeremiah 12:4 NIV

The earth will reel to and fro: (Isaiah 24:20)

Yellowstone Park Volcano Approaching Record Levels of Seismic Activity

Earthquake swarm won't stop: 62 earthquakes have struck Southeast Idaho since Saturday evening

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Irma has 180-mph winds; Florida impact likely

Jose upgraded to Category 4 hurricane as it heads to islands already destroyed by Irma

Floods in Africa in August killed 25 times more people than Hurricane Harvey did

The land will be consumed by fire: (Isaiah 29:6)

September 5 sees 162 wildfires burning across the province of British Columbia
As of Tuesday, September 5 there are 162 wildfires including 4 new ones that started Monday, burning across the province. Since April 1, 2017, the Service has responded to 1,207 wildfires across BC that have burned an estimated 1,148,928 hectares, (2,839,062 acres). Costs to date are estimated at $464.6 million.

More than 1 million acres have burned this summer; state fire fund drained
The cost to the state of Montana for battling wildfires that have burned more than a million acres this summer has reached $53.7 million, a staggering price tag that has completely drained a state fire fund that was already slashed in half by decisions made in the 2017 Legislature.

Largest wildfire in Los Angeles history forces hundreds to evacuate

Fearful events on earth: (Luke 21:11)

North Korea’s nuclear test site at risk of imploding, Chinese scientist says

Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a Decade

U.S. and North Korea on Brink of War, Here's Why

World War 3? The United States And North Korea Stand On The Brink Of A Nuclear War

Peace in serious jeopardy; no military solution to Korean peninsula crisis – Russia’s UN envoy

North Korea has successfully developed a nuke that can fit INSIDE a ballistic missile 

North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game

How North Korea could wipe out electrical networks across the US with a high-altitude EMP blast

US will launch 'massive military response' to NKorea threats: Mattis

Prophecy Sign:  The future Middle-East War

Israel strikes deep in Syria, said to hit military facility

Israel army to hold drill simulating war with Hezbollah

Iran's Military Chief: If Our Enemies Start a War, They Won't Be Able to Stop It

Iran a Far Greater Threat Than North Korea, Warns Scholar

Friedman: US to Move Embassy to Jerusalem under Trump, (that would stir up the Arab world)

Prophecy Sign:  The future New Economic World Order of the Antichrist 

Mexican banks to implement biometrics for customers

Alibaba launches ‘smile to pay’ facial recognition system at KFC in China

Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare
One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole," said Edenhofer, who co-chaired the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on Mitigation of Climate Change from 2008 to 2015. So what is the goal of environmental policy? "We redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy," said Edenhofer.

40 Percent Of Americans Now "Prefer Socialism To Capitalism"

Starving Venezuelans 'butcher a DOG in the street to eat' as country’s President Maduro is criticised for donating £3.8million to Hurricane Harvey victims amid food crisis

Prophecy Sign: Increased Knowledge - Genetics/Transhumanism/Artificial Intelligence 

Who's afraid of transhumanism? (We all should be)
But the fundamental ambition of transhumanism is more problematic. Its architects champion a use of technology to accelerate the evolution of humanity so radically that at the end of the process humanity as such would disappear. A superior posthuman being would emerge.

Elon Musk says AI could lead to third world war

Global race for AI will ‘most likely cause’ WWIII as computers launch 1st strike – Musk

As Artificial Intelligence Advances, What Are its Religious Implications?

Two-thirds of Americans approve of editing human DNA to treat disease

Prophecy Sign:  The Last Days Apostate Church & Christian persecution

Jews protest outside 'Messianic Jewish' church in Arad

Messianic Jews Cannot Be Married as Jews in Israel, Rabbinical Court Rules

World’s First Lesbian Bishop Calls for Church to Remove Crosses, to Install Muslim Prayer Space

More than half in UK are non-religious, suggests survey

White Christians are now a minority of US population

Prophecy Sign:  Distress of nations, Kingdom against Kingdom/Violence

In those days it was not safe to travel about, for all the inhabitants of the lands were in great turmoil. One nation was being crushed by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress. 2 Chronicles 15:5-6 NIV

The Islamic Future of Europe

More than 50,000 jihadists now living in Europe

ISIS is planning a wave of attacks against Western targets to boost morale following defeats in Syria and Iraq, intelligence official warns

Study: Violent Political Confrontations Rising In California

Pat Condell, (never one to shy away from speaking out), nails it with 
his most recent video regarding the self imposed suicide of 
Europe by way of allowing Islam to take over.  
Give it a watch and be warned!!

Prophecy Sign:  This spiritual war will heat up

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 NIV

Tens of thousands of witches around the world join forces every month to cast a ‘binding’ spell on Donald Trump and ‘protect’ us from his actions

Praying for the President: Evangelical pastor shares image of prayer circle laying their hands on Donald Trump's back in the Oval Office