Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of April 23- April 29, 2017

Just what will happen on the Korean Peninsula remains anybodies guess.  The only one that knows for sure is the God of Heaven and he has not seen fit to inform those of us at this forum or anybody else for that matter.  All we have been told is that there would be "rumors of war" at the time of the end.

Speaking of which, the rumors are getting rather intense of late.  North Korea fired off another ballistic missile today, (Saturday), only to have it once again explode shortly after launch, This test flys in the face of the entire world who are nearly unanimous in their condemnation of the Hermit Kingdom's ongoing nuclear weapons program.  This includes North Korea's closest ally China who Kim Jong-un seems to be ignoring as much as any other nation, (which is not good).

Aside from the 'rumors of war' prophetic fulfillment of the North Korean situation, there are a couple other articles we saw this week that may well have prophetic implications for the future.  One article reported on the North Korean leadership approaching the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’, (ASEAN - article link below), looking for support in their fight with the United States. The book of Revelation tells us there will be a time when the 'Kings of the East', (Revelation 16:12), will come together and march towards  Har Megiddo, (Armageddon).  Given how quickly the geo-political world can change could it be that North Korea, along with China and the ASEAN nations, eventually make up this massive army known as the 'Kings of the East'? Remains to be seen.

In another article, (see below), the story reported on the concerns of Israel over the North Korean situation.  A top IDF officer expressed concern that a war between North Korea and the United States would leave Israel in a vulnerable position as the Americans would direct security and military resources from the Middle-East to Asia.  Israel would then be at the mercy of a cadre of militant enemies surrounding the Jewish State just looking for an opportunity to attack.  Perhaps the makings of a Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38/39 scenario?

In other news this week we read a very interesting article which reported on the growth of Israel and the percentage of all Jews in the world now living in the Jewish State.  At its inception, (1948), Israel only had slightly over 800,000 people and just 6% of all Jewry of the world.  Today the population of Israel is 8,700,000 and contains 43% of all Jews of the world with this percentage growing every year.  This is perhaps one of the most important prophetic fulfillments of our time. Bible prophecy eons ago told us that the Jewish State would be re-established at the end of days and that God would draw the Jews back to this nation from every corner of the world:

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth. Isaiah 43:5-6 NIV

There are many other things happening aside from the North Korean and Middle-East rumors of war. One of which is the Beast Tech System, (a term devised by noted prophecy scholar Tom Horn), of both the Mark of the Beast Identification System and the Global Surveillance/Police State System. It will soon be possible to link humans directly with digital electronics including computers. This merging of machine and humans will link all humanity into the global collective. As the Borg of the Star Trek franchise used to say, "Resistance is Futile" Prepare to be assimilated

In addition to the hi-tech preparation to merge machine and humans is the genetic component to completely alter what God has created in mankind into a brand new, and therefor corrupted image of God. Transhumanists have every intention to recreate mankind into a super-human race of long lived beings with capabilities only presently known to exist in the animal kingdom, (exceptional hearing, eyesight, speed, strength, etc). And who may be the assistants to this development in the future? For many researchers it would be the return of our Ancient Alien progenitors, (not something we subscribe to). This scenario may eventually be the fulfillment of both the Strong Delusion of 2 Thessalonians 2:11 and the return of the Days of Noah, (Nephilim), of Matthew 24:37.

In somewhat of a dichotomy the Christian church is going in two directions. In the Western world much of the church is departing the true faith and turning towards doctrines of demons, (1 Timothy 4:1), or towards teachings that tickle the ears with easy and pleasing words, (2 Timothy 4:3). We read about this process in the book of Revelation as the church of Laodicea, (Revelation 3:14-22 - the last days Apostate Church). However there is another direction for the Church and that is in much of the remainder of the world, (often under persecution), which is the building of the Kingdom of God through the preaching of the Gospel to the ends of the earth, (Matthew 24:14).

As we see the weakening of biblical Church influence in our Western Society the opposite end of things is the exponential explosion of all things degenerate and very much anti-God, (the collapse of the Judea-Christian societal norms). We read about this process in 2 Timothy 3:15 where the Apostle Paul warns of what is to come for the last days as society collapses.

For those that still hold to the the truth and await the return of Jesus Christ, we can take solace in the words of the bible which we have rolled together in one statement which should give us great hope:

When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. We wait for the blessed hope--the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. Luke 21:28, Titus 2:13, 1 Thessalonian 4:17-18

And finally we noted the dumbest comment of the week which we featured at the end of this blog entry.  Check it out.  Until next week, keep looking up. It's getting closer with each passing day.

Prophecy Sign: Rumors of War

North Korea continues to agitate:

North Korea 'tests ballistic missile' amid reports Pyongyang stating war 'imminent'

North Korea threatens nuclear war ahead of Trump meeting with U.N. Security Council

North Korea says Trump has pushed peninsula to ‘brink of nuclear war’ and brands US a ‘blackmailing gangster’ in chilling new warning

North Korean Youth League says 5 million youngsters are "combat ready" and will "annihilate" US with nuclear bombs

North Korea threatens to strike US aircraft carrier to show 'military's force'

Kim Jong-un conducts 'LARGEST firing drill EVER' in war preparation - South Korea confirms

US preparing to 'EVACUATE 230,000 Americans from South Korea'

People in Japan Are Being Told They Have Just 10 Minutes to Prepare for a North Korean Missile Attack

The politicians and military leaders warn:

World War Kim: North Korea 'catastrophic' strike looms over nukes, warns Brit admiral

'The North Korean crisis is the worst I've ever seen': Pacific's top Navy officer says America must assume Kim Jong Un WILL nuke America if given the chance

Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

Putin Warns North Korea Situation Has ‘Seriously Deteriorated’

UK risks being ‘wiped off the map with nuclear counterstrike’ – Russian senator

Philippine leader says N. Korea's Kim "wants to end the world", urges U.S. restraint

And how will this effect Israel?: 

Top IDF Officer:  North Korea tensions could impact Israel’s security
Ongoing tension between North Korea and the US could impact Israel’s security, a senior IDF officer told reporters at a special briefing held on Tuesday. The officer referred to the developing diplomatic rift between the US and the peninsula following North Korea’s recent and defiant attempts to extend its nuclear activity, despite repeated warnings from the West. He explained that Israel could bear the brunt of such an escalation in the relations between Washington and Pyongyang should it occur, because the US would have to divert security resources from the Middle East to Korea.
Could this lead to the coming together of the Kings of the East?:

Donald Trump’s warning of major conflict, as North Korea turns to Southeast Asian nations for support
North Korea has appealed to Southeast Asian countries for support in its row with the United States to prevent what it warned could be a “nuclear holocaust”. In a letter to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ secretary-general, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho warned the situation on the Korean Peninsula was “reaching the brink of war” because of Washington’s actions. He urged the ASEAN chief to inform the 10-nation organisation’s foreign ministers “about the grave situation” on the peninsula “and give them a proper proposal”, while criticising at length US-South Korean military exercises.

Putin to meet China's Xi Jinping to divide the world and punish USA

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier in latest display of growing naval power

Never-before-seen footage of China's nuclear missile submarines as Beijing flaunts its naval power

China to conduct live fire drills, test new weapons in response to THAAD

Prophecy Sign:  The regathering of the Jews

Israel at 69 has 8,680,000 citizens, 43% of world Jewry
In 1948 there were just 806,000 people in Israel, less than a tenth of the current number. At the time, the global Jewish population was 11.5 million, and just 6% were in Israel. There are now estimated to be 14.4 million Jewish people in the world and 43% of them are in the Jewish state.

Israel, the greatest success of the 20th century

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing hatred for the Jews

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. up 86 percent in 2017

Global Antisemitism drops 12%, but surges by 45% on U.S. campuses

Past popes combated the errors of Muhammad. Francis praises them.

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam

Children must be taught about Islam, insists Church of England

Word, (Bible), Famine in America Opens Floodgates of Immorality

Prophecy Sign:  The True Church - Preached throughout the world

China Gripped by Spiritual Revival as 'Hundreds of Millions Turn to Religion and Faith'
Forty-one years after China's Cultural Revolution snuffed out all forms of religious expression, hundreds of millions of Chinese people are flocking to religions like Christianity. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ian Johnson believes what's transpiring in China is nothing short of "one of the world's great spiritual revivals" and says the world better take note because the impact of this "spiritual transformation" could have significant global implications.

Prophecy Sign:  The coming cashless society, (Buy and Sell system of the Antichrist)

Cashless society getting closer, survey finds

1 in 3 Europeans ready to dump cash ahead of digital future

Prophecy Sign:  The coming global surveillance/police state, (Controlled by the Antichrist)

Run for Your Life: The American Police State Is Coming to Get You

Former FEC Chairwoman Calls for ‘Regulations’ of Political Speech on the Internet

Venezuela being an example of this:

Venezuela Isolation Grows as Europe Condemns ‘Brutal Repression’

Venezuela's Maduro to provide guns to 400,000 loyalists amid peaking tension

Venezuela bans private gun ownership, (2012)

Prophecy Sign:  Genetic Technology for the future 'Mark of the Beast'

Will Editing Your Baby's Genes Be Mandatory? An ethical dilemma from the near future

Designer babies: an ethical horror waiting to happen?

Gene Editing Might Change What Being Human Actually Means

Edible CRISPR Could Replace Antibiotics

Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge - Transhumanism, (Merging with the Beast)

Elon Musk Wants To Link Human Brains With Computers With His New Company, Neuralink

What if You Could Control Technology With Your Brain? Facebook says You Can

Technological implants and the ‘transhuman’

New computers could delete thoughts without your knowledge, experts warn

Prophecy Sign:  The Strong Delusion - The Ancient Aliens, (Return of the Nephilim)

People Are Seeing U.F.O.s Everywhere, and This Book Proves It

Have ALIENS lived on Earth? Ancient 'technological species' may have existed on our planet billions of years before humans, scientist claims 

Alien Search 'On Verge of Most Profound Discovery Ever,' NASA Tells US Congress

Prophecy Sign:  Roaring and Tossing Seas, (Anomalous weather patterns) 

Over 30,000 Scientists Declare Climate Change A Hoax

Oops, Warmists just lost the Antarctic Peninsula – it is now cooling

Prophecy Sign:  The continued Societal collapse 

We've already crossed the line from voluntary to involuntary euthanasia. What's next for the medical cult of death?

How euthanasia turns culture upside-down

Robot BROTHEL could soon open in the UK to allow punters to perform 'any of their sexual fantasies' 

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

Celebrated moral philosopher: It’s OK to rape the disabled

Official Harvard Guide: Gender Can 'Change From Day to Day'

Bill Nye the 'Vagina Guy' Indoctrinates Kids Into Gay Sex on Netflix

Justin Trudeau says anti-abortion candidates can’t run as Liberals
Justin Trudeau says opponents of abortion need not apply to run for the Liberal Party in the next election because he wants to form a government that is “resolutely pro-choice.”

Democratic Party Draws A Line In The Sand On Abortion Rights
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez became the first head of the party to demand ideological purity on abortion rights, promising Friday to support only Democratic candidates who back a woman’s right to choose.

And the dumbest comment of the week belongs to:

‘All women’ could be asked to wear headscarves in ‘solidarity’ with Muslims – Austrian president
The president of Austria has raised quite a few eyebrows after stating that there may come a day when all women are asked to wear headscarves out of solidarity, citing discrimination faced by Muslims in the country.


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