Our world is heading for a seriously unstable and dangerous time. All this ties in with Bible prophecy
By Tony Pearce
When I survey the news to collect information for my monthly prophecy talk, I often wonder how much longer can we (the human race) go on like this. It feels as if we’re heading towards a precipice and no one has a clue what to do to stop us going over the edge.
In a year when almost half the major countries in the world will be involved in elections of some kind, the possibility of governments being put in place which can sort it all out looks more and more remote. As we hear of more and more wars, natural disasters, famines, plagues, dictatorships and persecutions, bringing chronic suffering to millions, the biblically minded amongst us must be thinking we are indeed living in the last days and Jesus is coming.
In a new book, ‘Chaos’, Michael Snyder warns of approaching apocalyptic events threatening the future of humanity. As well as the Israel – Gaza war, he refers to a number of situations developing that are bringing chronic suffering to millions – which we hear very little about. In Sudan seven million people have been displaced, five million are facing chronic hunger as a result of the civil war, medical care has collapsed and Khartoum has been virtually destroyed.
Arab militias are attacking non Arab Masalit people in Darfur, deliberately targeting civilians and causing thousands to flee to neighbouring Chad. This is one of 35 armed conflicts taking place in Africa, causing around 40 million people to be (mainly) internally displaced.The Ukraine – Russia war enters its third year with neither side currently making significant gains. Russia has lost huge numbers of troops and equipment, while Ukraine fears that western support may dry up and hand Russia the victory, leading most likely to its population being forcibly displaced and replaced with Russians.
According to China expert Gordon Chang, writing in the Gatestone Institute, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are contemplating starting World War 3, driven by their shared vision for the future world order. He writes that the two regimes “are forming the core of a new axis,” and around this core “are proxies and proxies of proxies, such as Iran, North Korea, Algeria, and a host of terrorist groups.”
Presidents Xi and Putin “are cooperating across the world,” Chang says. “They’ve basically divided the international system into two. They want to take over the other half. They’re actually thinking of starting World War 3 because they talk about using nuclear weapons all the time.”
There are 35 armed conflicts taking place in Africa, causing around 40 million people to be displaced
This could bring the whole house crashing down, including Russia and China. Russia has already paid out 40 per cent of its economy on the war; 300,000 Russians have been killed or maimed in the war, while over a million Russians, mainly intelligent and qualified young people have fled the country.
Apart from producing war material, industry is at a standstill; rural communities are in decline, some without basic amenities. One in three Russians does not have enough to buy anything apart from basic food, while one in ten does not have enough money for food. Some have joined the army because it’s the only way to get a decent wage, although conditions for soldiers are atrocious, with some on the verge of mutiny. Wives and mothers are writing to Putin complaining about the deaths of loved ones. But all criticism is suppressed by the government.
Due to Russia’s actions, other countries feel freer to attack smaller neighbours; Azerbaijan versus Armenia, Venezuela making claims on half of Guyana, North Korea building up its missiles and threatening South Korea, Japan and even the USA. China is harassing its neighbours in the South China Sea and talking openly about ‘reunifying’ Taiwan, especially while the US has a weak president. Turkey is attacking Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria and has threatened Cyprus and Greek islands. Its President Erdogan dreams of restoring the Ottoman Empire and ruling over Syria and Israel. Syria, Lebanon and Libya are wracked by internal conflict.
The Houthis in Yemen have attacked shipping in the Red Sea – through which 30 per cent of world trade passes. As we go to press, Iran has hit Pakistan, leading to cross-border fire.
Global food supplies keep getting tighter and global hunger has risen to extreme levels – 2.4 billion people did not have enough food last year. Food prices are rising worldwide, with crops devastated by natural disasters and bizarre weather patterns. War is preventing grain exports from Ukraine and Russia, while India has banned rice exports due to domestic shortages.
John Kerry, the US climate tsar, has said agriculture contributes towards 30 per cent of global warming. The causes are cattle breeding, meat production and the use of chemical fertilisers, so these must be controlled to reach zero carbon. This will cause much more suffering.
The US economy has reached a historic tipping point with two trillion dollars added to the 31 trillion dollar national debt in a few months in 2023. The first half of 2023 saw the second largest banking collapse in US history. US interest rates and unemployment are rising with more than 99 million working age Americans not in the labour force. Housing is widely becoming unaffordable, increasing levels of homelessness. Social conditions of crime and drug addiction are spreading across the nation. Major stores are pulling out of big cities due to rampant shoplifting.
If Russia and China succeed in removing the petrodollar system through the BRICS alliance, it could cause the collapse of the dollar and the US economy. Michael Snyder writes: “The US dollar will never again be as dominant as it once was and great economic chaos is ahead of us.” This applies equally to the UK and EU economies.
Snyder also warns of the dangers of AI, with a cultural transformation process as Christianity is abandoned and destructive ideologies take over, and potential massive cyber attacks or natural disasters bringing down the internet and electric grid.
This may be all part of the plan. In February 2023 at a ‘World Government’ meeting in Abu Dhabi, World Economic Forum (WEF) leader Klaus Schwab said in a speech: “We’re anticipating a Black Swan event.” A Black Swan event is something unexpected that happens and changes everything. Schwab is suggesting something big will tip us into a new world order. Is it a war? Economic collapse? Another pandemic? Or a cyber attack to bring down the internet or power grid? Even a supposed UFO invasion?
Some have speculated that they may manufacture such an event before the UN Summit of the Future in September 2024. The UN’s website states that the summit aims to address the “major global shocks in recent years – including the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine war, and the planetary crisis, among others – which have challenged our international institutions.” It plans to “address gaps in global governance, reaffirm existing commitments including to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nations Charter.”
They are already making progress towards the ‘Black Swan’ event. In January 2021 news came out of a plan by the WEF to use crises like the Covid pandemic and climate change to push for a transformation of global society. Klaus Schwab described this in his book ‘Covid 19 – the Great Reset’. His new order would embrace every country from the USA to China and every industry from oil and gas to tech in “a Great Reset of capitalism”. His preferred future “will only come about through some form of effective global governance,” creating “a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.” In other words, ‘the Great Reset’ is a blueprint for world government.
This is often called a ‘conspiracy theory’, but statements from those responsible say that this is precisely their intention. This ties in with Bible prophecies of a world dictatorship run by the Antichrist, in the final period of history before the return of Jesus Christ (Revelation 13).
Wives and mothers are writing to Putin, complaining about the deaths of loved ones
Several things happening now are preparing the way. The globalisation project is being pushed and a spirit of deception is aiming, through the world’s ‘crisis’, to take control of governments, the economy and means of communication. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has proposed an international pandemic treaty, which would give it power to declare a pandemic, overruling national governments to enforce lockdowns, compulsory vaccines and vaccine passports worldwide.
UNESCO has published a plan, ‘Guidelines for the governance of digital platforms’, to regulate social media and online communication and crack down on what it describes as ‘hate speech’, ‘false information’ and ‘conspiracy theories’. This may be used to silence criticism of the globalisation project and the defence of traditional moral values. Already some organisations that publish such material have had funding cut or access to internet programmes denied.
At the World Government Summit in Dubai in February 2023, there was a call for accelerated changes to ‘zero carbon’, reducing, then eliminating the use of fossil fuels. The WEF proposed a system of ‘ESG scores’ (environmental, social, and governance factors) as a means of calculating how much energy businesses and individuals are using. These would be used by government to monitor and record your use of energy, with a view to stopping you using too much.
‘The Great Reset’ is a blueprint for world government
Speaking at December’s COP conference in Dubai, King Charles III proposed bringing together “public-private philanthropic and NGOs so that they all play their part in delivering climate action, because public finance alone will never be sufficient.” By doing so, he said: “We could mobilise the trillions of dollars we need – in the order of four and a half to five trillion a year – to drive the transformation we need.”
Critics say that it will not change the weather, but will be used to transform the global financial system. This will enable the powerful banking interests to recreate the entire global financial system for their benefit under the respectable guise of sustainability. It will empower the super rich power brokers pushing this plan, while destroying ordinary people’s wealth. Ultimately the government will take control of all property and people will end up enjoying the benefits of the WEF’s Great Reset in which, according to their own propaganda: “You will own nothing and be happy.”
In order to get people into line with this project they need everyone on a digital ID system which will contain personal information (government ID numbers, social security numbers, bank account numbers in your digital ‘wallet’). AI will gather and monitor the enormous amount of information needed for this project.The G20 have endorsed several proposals to explore development of a “digital public infrastructure”. The UN has made no secret of its plans to have a global digital ID as part of its Sustainable Development Goals set forth in Agenda 2030. Controversial microchip implants are already being talked about to maintain such a digital ID system. Scanning the chip ID over an internet enabled device would give someone access.
The UN recently published three new Policy Briefs which are the UN Secretary-General’s vision for the future of global cooperation that will be decided at ‘The Summit of the Future’ in September 2024. These briefings – A Global Digital Compact, Reforms to the International Financial Architecture and The Future of Outer Space Governance – set out a chilling course for our future. Among the proposals are a new “apex body” in charge of the entire financial system that will “enhance its coherence and align its priorities with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
This could, according to Secretary-General António Guterres, be done through a “Biennial Summit between the Group of 20, Economic and Social Council, the Secretary-General, and heads of international financial institutions.”
Agustin Carstens, the General Manager of the Bank of International Settlements based in Geneva, which governs all the central banks, says that they fully intend to introduce digital currencies to replace cash. This will enable them “to track anyone, anywhere, anytime, and allow them to know what people are spending their money on.”
Whatever happens, our world is heading for a seriously unstable and dangerous time.
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WHAT CAN WE DO?
Students of Bible prophecy have long warned that our society was slowly marching towards acceptance of technology that is described in the Book of Revelation. Revelation 13 describes a time in which a ‘mark’ in the right hand or forehead would be used as both a symbol of identification with the Antichrist and a means to conduct commerce. Without that mark, no one can buy or sell.
Agenda 2030 is still six years away, but at the rate technology and society are changing, we may see such changes faster than anyone thought
Agenda 2030 is still six years away, but at the rate technology and society are changing, we may see such changes faster than anyone thought.
All this ties in with the prophecies of the approaching time of the Great Tribulation which will precede the second coming of Jesus (Matthew 24:21-22).
“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:21-22).
Before Jesus returns to earth, all born again believers in Jesus will be supernaturally taken out of the world in the event known as the rapture, to be with him forever (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
How long before Jesus’ second coming this will be is a subject of debate among believers, but this event will certainly happen. When it does, all those taken in the rapture will be given new bodies (1 Corinthians 15).
They will return to the earth with the Lord Jesus and participate in the great clean up operation when he sorts out the mess which humans have made of the earth and reigns in righteousness on earth for 1,000 years (Revelation 19-20). Finally, this present earth and universe will be burned up when God creates a new heaven and a new earth for all believers in which righteousness will dwell forever (2 Peter 3, Revelation 21).
Now is the time to make sure we have a place in the kingdom of God by repenting of our sins and believing the good news, that Jesus the Messiah died for our sins, and rose from the dead to give eternal life to all believers. He is coming back, not to suffer and die again, but to judge the world in righteousness, according to how we have responded to his offer of salvation by faith in Jesus the Messiah.
When Jesus returns or we die it will be too late to repent and believe, so make sure that you accept Jesus now. Avoid hell and accept life in Jesus’ name.