Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2017

Once again it was a week with a whole lot going on. You can peruse the list of article and videos below to confirm that for your self.

A couple of things this week that was of particular interest to us here at this blog:

Headline:  Is China marching towards the worst world war in history? 

In a word, YES!  We believe that China will be one of the main players in the future "Kings of the East", who will march on Israel in the very last part of the Great Tribulation.  Bible prophecy tells us that these armies of the world, (including China), will gather on the plains of of Har-Magedon in Israel for the ultimate war of the Tribulation, the battle of Armageddon. 

They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. Revelation 16:14 & 16

Headline:  Vladimir Putin is positioning himself as the main player in the Middle East

Bible prophecy tells us that a leader will rise in the last days and lead a coalition of nations against Israel in what is known as the War of Gog/Magog, (Ezekiel 38/39).  The nation to lead this alliance is believed by many to be current day Russia, which if we are as close to this war as we think, then the current leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin, may well be the chief prince Gog himself.

The word of the Lord came to me:  “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him. Ezekiel 38:1-2

Headline:  Modifying Your Own Genes Is Just An Injection Away–If You’re Feeling Lucky

It is our belief that one of the components of the future 'Mark of the Beast', will be that of genetic alteration.  This alteration will transform the recipient of the mark from that of a creation of God and thus the image of God, to that of a corruption of the image and creation of God.  This will be the fatal move which will make the recipient of the mark completely and forever unredeemable unto God.  This is why the Angels give a great warning to all during the Tribulation:

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. Revelation 14:9-10

Headline:  World’s debt over three times greater than economic output

A time is quickly coming when the current global economic system will collapse in an economic tsunami that will make the Great Depression look like an economic blimp.  Out of the ashes of this collapse will arise a new economic world order which will be controlled by the future Antichrist and his 10 cohorts in crime, (10 will go down to 7).  God himself will deal with this new system and destroy it as well, (Revelation 18).  In the meantime the biggest of all current economic powers, the United States, is fast becoming a nation of debtors, (articles below).  When this collapse occurs, look out America.

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

Headline: Laodicea on Display

The Church of Laodicea is the seventh and final church that John the Revelator relayed the words of Jesus Christ who didn't have much good to say about this lukewarm church.  There are many bible scholars that relate the seven churches of Revelation with church history, with the last church representing the apostate church of the last of the Last Days.  When glancing through all the headlines of this week, (see below), which report on the apostasy rising within Christendom, it's hard to argue that what we are witness to is not indeed the Laodicean era.

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3

So these are but a few of the things which caught our eye this week.  There are many other things to which we could have made comment on, but we will leave that for you to study for yourself.  In the meantime, keep looking up.  The return of Jesus Christ is close at hand.

Maranatha and we will see you next week, (God willing).

Prophecy Update:  Rumors of War

DEFCON Warning System at level 4 as possibility of North Korea strike rises

North Korea warns US faces 'unimaginable' strike if it continues military drills with South Korea

North Korea warns US it will 'respond to fire with fire' saying UN sanctions would be attempt to declare war

American attack helicopters mobilised in Seoul as North Korea tensions soar

Prophecy Sign:  Kings/Armies from the East - (Revelation 16:12)

Is China marching towards the worst world war in history? 
Influential academics on both sides of the Atlantic fear that the mounting tensions between China and the U.S. and its allies could lead to conflict — a potentially catastrophic war — in the decade or two ahead. The latest of such seers is Christopher Coker, Professor of International Relations at LSE. He writes in a new book, The Improbable War: ‘A Sino-American war could prove to be the most ruinous the world has ever witnessed, if not in terms of loss of life, then certainly in terms of the disruption it would cause to the world economy, particularly if the conflict were at least partly conducted in space.’ 

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

Trump: Total termination of Iran nuclear deal is a ‘very real possibility’

EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation

Def. Minister: ‘Europeans putting heads in the sand’ on Iran deal
Iran has plan if US withdraws from nuclear deal, Washington ‘will regret it’ – MP

Iran: 'Our ballistic missile program will grow'

Iran’s Military Chief vows to cooperate with Syria against ‘Zionist Enemy’ Israel

Netanyahu says Israel won't tolerate Iran presence in Syria

Prophecy Sign:  The Gog/Magog Alliance - Russia

Rise Of The Gog Of Magog Coalition
Today, Iran and Russia are strong allies. In 1995, the Russian Ministry for Atomic Energy signed an agreement with Iran to finish the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Construction on the plant came to an immediate halt after the 1979 Islamic revolution. But today, thanks to Russia, work is once again in progress.

Vladimir Putin is positioning himself as the main player in the Middle East
But sometimes the Arabs – and the Iranians and the Turks, and the Israelis, too – must wonder if there is, here, just a little bit of Putin’s own persona, the one he wants to show to the world: warrior, peacemaker, negotiator, friend of all who do not threaten Russia. And enemy of all those who do. 

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing earthquake/volcanic activity

Yellowstone Supervolcano's Nasty Surprise: Only Decades To Prepare For An Eruption

Indonesian volcano spews clouds of ash and prepares to erupt as authorities plan for emergency evacuations

La Palma volcano: Map shows Canary Islands smashed by hundreds of earthquakes in 15 hours

La Palma volcano ALERT: Magma is MOVING! Expert warns ‘significant’ distortion in Canaries

New monster tsunami ALERT: Fears Spain volcano will blow ANY MINUTE after 350 more quakes

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence & plagues

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

In A Single Week, Plague Cases More Than Doubled In Madagascar

The wild beast of the earth - Revelation 6:8

Russian village is surrounded by 20 polar bears which have tried to force their way into one home already

Brown Bears kill and disembowel oil worker in savage attack in Siberia

Romania to kill bears, wolves after rise in attacks

Prophecy Sign:  Increase in Knowledge - Genetics/Hi Tech

Modifying Your Own Genes Is Just An Injection Away–If You’re Feeling Lucky

AI implants will allow us to control our homes with our thoughts within 20 years, government report claims

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Freaky Future? How Humans and Machines Will Merge Sooner than You Think

Prophecy Sign:  The coming global economic collapse

Worst stock market crash ever is coming

Looming Market Collapse: US Recession Is Approaching, Liquidity Is Leaving, Margin-Adjusted PE Ratios At Historical High, Trader Makes Bet on Major Pullback for Financials

How China’s Financial Cracks Could Spread

World’s debt over three times greater than economic output
Global debt levels have surged to a record $217 trillion in the first quarter of the year. This is 327 percent of the world's annual economic output (GDP), reports the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

Can you say, in debt up to your eyeballs?  

The U.S. is now over $20 trillion in debt — here’s how it got there

In Debt We Trust for U.S. Consumers With $12.7 Trillion Burden

Student Loan Debt In 2017: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis

Americans owe $1 trillion in credit card debt

Car loans now top $1 trillion as delinquency rates rise

Prophecy Sign:  The future Cashless Society

'We are about to see massive disruptions': IMF's Lagarde says it's time to get serious about digital currency

They Want to Get Rid of Cash

Cashless society getting closer, survey finds

The Visa Cashless Challenge
Visa is helping lead the cashless movement by working to reshape how people pay and get paid.

Cash No Longer King: Europe Moves to Begin Elimination of Paper Money

Prophecy Sign:  Kingdom of Antichrist - Controlling the message

Our comment:  What future 'echo chamber' gets to decide what's considered undefined disinformation? This is one very slippery slope to outright information control and censorship.

Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing 'fake news'
Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined "disinformation," and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be punished for sharing "fake news" from those sites, the former Democratic chair of the FEC is urging.

Germany: Full Censorship Now Official
This state censorship makes free speech subject to the arbitrary decisions of corporate entities that are likely to censor more than absolutely necessary, rather than risk a crushing fine. When employees of social media companies are appointed as the state's private thought police and given the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who shall be allowed to speak and what to say, and who shall be.

Fake or not? Nearly half of voters say media fabricate stories about Trump

Prophecy Sign:  Kingdom against Kingdom - Terrorism

MI5 boss Andrew Parker: UK terror threat evolving at scale never seen before
The UK is facing a "multidimensional threat" that is rapidly evolving "at a scale and pace we've not seen before", the director general of MI5 has warned. Andrew Parker said the security service is operating at an unprecedented level and has seen "a dramatic upshift in threats this year". "It's at the highest tempo I've seen in my 34-year career," he said. "Today there is more terrorist activity, coming at us more quickly, and it can be harder to detect.

ISIS fanatics are 'plotting new 9/11' and plan to 'bring down planes to cause maximum devastation'

Europe's New Official History Erases Christianity, Promotes Islam

UK Police Slammed for ‘Propaganda’ Video Promoting Islam

......and here is what Europe is promoting that will ultimately change liberal Europe for good.

Swedish Politicians Call For Army to be Deployed to (Muslim) No Go Zones to Keep Peace

Brutal crackdown has gay and transgender Egyptians asking: Is it time to leave?

Prophecy Sign:  Civil Unrest and The Love of most will grow cold

Socialist group calls for 'extermination' of capitalists

Nov 4 ‘Refuse Fascism’ Occupy redux funded by Soros, Marxist orgs
"Big-Tent" org is tied to crowds supporting violent revolution and notorious terrorist groups 

‘Mentally unstable, armed with nukes’: US billionaire looks to impeach Trump
A US billionaire has launched a campaign, calling for the impeachment of “mentally unstable” President Donald Trump, who has brought America “to the brink of nuclear war.”  Tom Steyer, an American billionaire and self-identified environmentalist addressed the public in a video released on Thursday. “He [Donald Trump] has brought us to the brink of nuclear war,” the tycoon said. 

....from Vladimir Putin's mouth to American ears.

Putin says Americans should not 'disrespect' Trump, because he's the President and 'doesn't' need any advice'

Prophecy Sign:  The strong delusion  - Ancient Aliens/Return of the Nephilim

Chapman University Survey Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe in Ancient Advanced Civilization, While a Third Believe in Ancient Astronauts

Prophecy Sign:  The Last Days Apostate Church

Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology

Laodicea on Display

Majority of Americans, Third of Evangelicals Say Faith in God Not Necessary to Be Moral

Church of England votes to explore transgender services

Jesuit chief claims Satan is only a ‘symbol’ created by man

On the death penalty, Francis is going where no pope has gone before
Pope Francis set the cat among the pigeons last week, telling an audience convened to mark the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church that “the death penalty is an inhumane measure . . . regardless of how it is carried out” and must be regarded as “contrary to the Gospel.” That got everyone’s attention.

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing Christian persecution/marginalization 

Phil Robertson Warns 'Whole World' is Under Control of Satan, Asks Democratic Party: 'Do Y'all Love or Hate Jesus?'

Christian filmmakers threatened with punishment for living out their faith

Christian printer refuses services to LGBTQ activist, says he doesn't want to 'make pressure worse'

Christian Baker Asked to Make Birthday Cake for Satan With Upside Down Cross

Newsweek Labels Christian Org a ‘Hate Group’

Prophecy Sign:  Societal Collapse - Increasing depravity

Public School Made Kids Pretend to Be Muslims

Dalhousie international Muslim student faces backlash for criticizing 'white fragility' of Canada 150: 'Act of ongoing colonialism'
Our comment:  If you don't like this country, why not go back to that glorious Muslim utopia you came from?

Top U.S. school district to 'indoctrinate' teachers against Israel

‘Nonbinary’ 3rd gender now an option on California IDs

Appeals court in SF allows challenge to state law banning prostitution

School Dumps Graduation Tradition for Sake of Gender Inclusivity

Drag-queen demon reads to kids at Michelle Obama Library

Christians Call Transgender Jesus Play in Brazil 'Horrific Spectacle,' Want It Banned

NC Governor's Orders Will Allow Biological Men to Use Women's Restrooms

‘That Is My Race’: ‘Transracial’ German Model Undergoes Treatments to ‘Transition’ From Caucasian to Black

Artist who breastfed dog and fertilized her egg with dog cell wins prestigious prize

Apple executive sorry for saying white people can be diverse: ‘I regret the choice of words’


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