Signs of the Last Days - News for the week of Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2018

Aside from the many news articles we see each week which pertain to such prophecy topics as rumors of war, increasing earthquake activity, knowledge increasing or a growing secular society, (societal collapse), we sometimes come across articles as those below.  They touch upon some prophetic topics which are difficult to pin down in their interpretation.  Often times there can be quite a bit of debate as to just what is being implied in the prophetic statement.  Case in point would be the first article noted below.  

When we read from the book of Daniel, we are told that the future Antichrist will attempt to change both times and laws.  This statement has rendered various ideas such as a Muslim Antichrist attempting to implement the Islamic calendar and holidays upon the world, or all the way to our own attempt to explain this strange prophecy, (What’s up with time during the Tribulation?).  

However maybe it will be something as simple as an attempt by science to redefine time itself at the behest of the future 'Man of Sin'.  Remember Satan hates God and everything he created, including time itself.

He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time. Daniel 7:25 NIV

Facebook seeks to redefine time with 'flicks'
Seconds, minutes and hours won't become obsolete, but the social network giant has a new kind of clock for techies.

And of course as things get worse and worse in this world of ours, life seemingly becomes ever more perilous. To such an extent that according to the article below we are now just 2 minutes to midnight with a push to have those hands move to 90 seconds before midnight.

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 Timothy 3:1 NIV

APOCALYPSE NOW? : Doomsday Clock moves forward to two minutes to ‘midnight’ bringing world closer to self-destruction than any time since the Cold War
Mounting concerns about the possibility of a nuclear war along with US President Donald Trump's "unpredictability" have pushed the symbolic time piece to two minutes before midnight, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said today.

Or how about the last days prophetic passage from the book of Joel which describes an army like none other. An army which seems awfully like a that of droids and robots or as the article below suggests, perhaps it may be a Superhuman army of genetically modified soldiers.
They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course. They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defenses without breaking ranks. Joel 2:7-8 NIV

Top secret human testing in China to create SUPERHUMAN army in military revamp
China’s mission to create an army of superhumans is expanding at a worryingly fast pace as the country rapidly invests in its controversial genetics research and development programme, a new study has revealed.

And lastly we are also told that in the Last Days we would see signs in the cosmos. If you have been following this blog for the last several years, you will know that we have featured many of these signs, (Revelation 12, Blood Moon Tetrad, etc). The most recent of these signs is an upcoming 'Super Blue Blood Moon' to fall on the 31st of January. Pastor Mark Blitz in the video below briefly discusses this upcoming celestial sign and what it may mean for the future.
There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Luke 21:25 NIV

Super blue blood moon promises extremely rare treat on January 31
The Moon will put on quite the show at the end of the month, as a very rare, “super blue blood moon” will appear in the skies on January 31. A super blue blood moon happens when three different lunar events happen at once – a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon combining to offer sky gazers a triple whammy of lunar treats.

Check out the article links below as there are some very interesting topics up for discussion. Could America be ready to send in a stealth strike against North Korea? Is the war on conservative online speech by Facebook, Twitter and Google leading us to a time when the future Antichrist will ban and remove all references to Jesus Christ? Is a major powerful earthquake about ready to strike along the West Coast of North America? All of this is happening at the same time that the political fight over little old Jerusalem is stirring up quite the consternation among the nations of the Earth.
So keep looking up. Time is short. Our Lord Jesus Christ is about to make an appearance in the clouds as he claims his Bride, (the Church|), to take home to a place prepared for her, (John 14:3).

Until next week, Maranatha.

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War

US stealth bombers in Guam appear to be readying for a tactical nuclear strike on North Korea

CIA Boss Gives Latest Indication Trump May Consider Preemptive Strike on North Korea

North Korean Officials Raiding Homes for Food to Feed Army

Prophecy Sign:  Kingdom of Antichrist - Controlling the Message

Pope condemns "evil" of fake news and its use for political gain

Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

Julian Assange says Google and Facebook have become an 'existential threat to humanity'

Germany: Return of the Stasi Police State?
Germany's new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the government. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online "criminal offenses" within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint -- regardless of whether the content is accurate or not.

Prophecy Sign: The future One World Government - Kingdom of Antichrist

German leader Merkel says the current world order is under threat

Indian Prime Minister Says Attacks on Globalism Must Be Stopped

Big Tech Is Bigger Than You Realize
“A handful of people, working at a handful of technology companies, through their choices will steer what a billion people are thinking today.” “All of our minds can be hijacked. Our choices are not as free as we think they are.”

Prophecy Sign:  Increased earthquake and volcanic activity

Alaska earthquake is 'a wake up call': Warning for 'Big One to hit US west coast in March’

The next rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent

California earthquake: Big One fears in Ring of Fire as two shocks strike within minutes

Earthquake fault runs through Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills' shopping district, California geologists say

Alaska earthquake: Fears grow for Mount St Helens volcano eruption after 7.9 quake

Earthquake news: 78 new quakes hit Alaska after 7.9 shock sparks tsunami warning

Ring of Fire: More earthquakes strike along huge fault zone as seismic surge continues

Scientists say rash of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on 'Ring of Fire' not connected

Earthquake swarm in progress along the coast of NSW, Australia

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and disease

100 years after 'Spanish flu', new global pandemics feared

Brazil yellow fever crisis: dozens dead as São Paulo closes city gardens and zoo

Never-Before-Seen Viruses With Weird DNA Were Just Discovered in The Ocean

Prophecy Sign:  Jerusalem/Israel - The Burdensome Stone

Pence Praises 'the Miracle of Israel,' Pledging to Open US Embassy in Jerusalem in 2019

Jordan: Eastern Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state

Abbas urges EU to swiftly recognize Palestine, says it will encourage peace

EU promises to back Abbas' demand for Jerusalem

Analysis: A new anti-Israel axis is forming

Senior Al-Qaeda leader calls for killing Jews, Americans over Jerusalem

Prophecy Sign:  The coming global economic collapse

Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” Revelation 6:6 NIV

There will be billions dealing with a collapsed economy with major food shortages:

World finance now more dangerous than in 2008, warns central bank guru

Pension Crisis And Deficit of £2.6 Billion At Carillion To Impact UK Pensions

'We loot or we die of hunger': food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela
During the first 11 days of January the Venezuelan Observatory for Social Conflict, a Caracas rights group, recorded 107 episodes of looting and several deaths in 19 of Venezuela’s 23 states. But the figures don’t fully capture the level of desperation. Recent headlines from Venezuela read like notes from the apocalypse:

And at the same time, there will be a few that will continue to enjoy their luxuries:

How world's 42 richest people are worth the same as poorest 50% combined
There are now 2,043 billionaires worldwide, according to the report, “Reward Work, Not Wealth.” Nine out of 10 of them are men. Collectively, their fortunes grew by $762 billion in 2017, while the poorest half of humanity saw no increase in their wealth at all. 

Prophecy Sign:  The 'Mark of the Beast', Identification System, (controlling who buys and sells) 

Congress Quietly Pushing Bill To Require National Biometric ID For “ALL Americans”

More Consumers Opting For Biometric Verification For Payments, Says Report

Vancouver restaurant moves toward cash-free transactions as diners ditch paper

The video below brings to mind the following quote from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy:

One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them; 
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. 

Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge - Technology during the coming Tribulation

Ex-Google CEO 'very concerned' Russia and China may 'RULE the WORLD' with AI

Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike

First human frozen by cryogenics could be brought back to life 'in just TEN years', claims expert 

If We Could Engineer Animals to Be as Smart as Humans—Should We?

A step towards cloning Humans? Chinese monkeys become the first primates in the world to be replicated using the 'Dolly the Sheep' method of transferring DNA

In a scientific first, cloned monkeys are born. Will they accelerate biomedical research?

Self-driving cars will leave 'third of population jobless' as AI sparks mass unemployment

Prophecy Sign:  Societal Collapse, (Violence and depravity)

Google Home knows Mohammed & Buddha, but not God or Jesus 

Does Amazon's Alexa Really Say 'Jesus Is a Fictional Character'?

Swarthmore College Offers ‘Queering the Bible’ Course with ‘Trans Readings of Scripture’

More than 25,000 Murdered in Mexico in 2017, Country's Deadliest Year

German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals

'Deacon of death' accused of Belgium serial killings

CNN Doles Out Marriage Advice: Let Someone Else Sleep With Your Spouse

TRANS-AGE: Pedophile Charged With Abusing 3 Girls Says He's A 9-Year-Old Trapped In Man's Body

Grade School Promotes Gender Confusion with Unicorn, Sex Columnist

Satanic Temple Says Abortion Laws Violate Its Rights

It's like Trudeau ranks pro-lifers as worse than jihadists

.....and now for just the plain stupid, (lawmakers having nothing better to do??)

California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

Whistling at women & asking for phone number could cost men €350 in France


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