Daniel said "travel and knowledge" will increase in the end times (Daniel 12:4). AI is helping to fulfill this prophecy. For thousands of years, the world stayed relatively unchanged. Yet, in the past 100 years, we've gone from the idea "manned flight is impossible"men on the moon.
This is not the normal course of human events. It's a build up to the greatest event in history - the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. All the signs Jesus and the prophets said to look for are present today. Not one of them was present for the first 1,800+ years of Christianity. But today, they all are. Our generation is unique among all others. We live in a time like no other. The stage is now set for the rise of the Antichrist and the outbreak of a worldwide Tribulation. This means the rapture is closer than it's ever been.
I was in darkness in this world, and the things of it were natural and seemed right.
But God moved in the darkness and called my name, I turned and said Father! And Father God said son, Jesus Christ has a gift for you!, as I listened to him my whole being was excited. My Father said Receive my Son Jesus as your Personal Savior, for he has paid the price of your darkness, Father Gods Holy Spirit moved upon me and then I knew that I was a sinner and in darkness. Romans 3:6-9 Col. 1:13 - 19 I cried out to Jesus and asked him to forgive me of my sin and darkness and I cried out and ask Jesus to come into my Life! Acts 8:37 I talked to my friends and said that God had visited me and that I had received Gods Son Jesus Christ as my Personal Savior John 3:3, and Just then as I told my friends about Jesus and what he had done for me, My spirit Jumped With Great Joy!! I asked my friends if they wanted to receive Jesus as their Personal Savior, one did and my spirit seemed to soar, but others just laughed and then I found I had compassion, for then I knew their fate without Jesus Christ!. Revelation 20:11-15
A recent headline noted 40% of Americans are unable to handle an unexpected $400 expense. This isn't surprising. Many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Total outstanding U.S. consumer debt tops $3.9 trillion, and average household debt is $135,768. It's clear many people struggle to manage their finances, and this mismanagement extends to our government budgets as well. The U.S. national debt currently exceeds $22 trillion, and the U.S. isn't alone. Other countries also carry large national debts. Japan's national debt exceeds $10 trillion, more than twice its gross domestic product. Globally, government debt equals $66 trillion. If you tried to pay that back over 100 years, it would cost you $1,255,707 per minute - and that's at zero percent interest!
This is not the way God wants us to live. The Bible says you should owe nothing but love to anyone (Romans 13:8). It also says the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7). The Bible also says you reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7). This means the world will eventually pay the price for its irresponsible spending decisions.
A Broken System
These massive national debts will lead to a great global crisis. The day will come when a nation or several nations will no longer be able to continue borrowing from tomorrow to pay for today. When will this happen? I don't know. For decades, many have warned us we'll pay a steep price for these massive debts. So far, we haven’t. But does that mean we never will? No. The day will come, and the pain will be severe. As the Bible says, if you guarantee a debt and you can't pay it, "even your bed will be snatched from under you" (Proverbs 22:26-27). So how have we survived so long while piling up ever increasing amounts of debt?
It's done through an invisible tax called inflation. Most national debt is owed in its home nation's currency. For example, United States debt is owed in U.S. dollars. Japanese debt is owed in yen. Mexican debt is owed in pesos, and so on. In each of these cases, the indebted government controls the currency it owes its debt in. This gives them a unique ability you and I don't have. They can simply print more money to pay back their debt.
Because of this ability, these nations will never default on their debt. They can simply create more money with the touch of a button and use that money to service their debt. Of course, this creates another problem. If you keep printing more of something, it eventually becomes worthless. So far, this hasn't happened to the United States or any of the world's current major economic powers. But if we continue on this unsustainable path, it's certain to happen. But this also highlights another problem.
Not every government has the ability to print their way out of a debt default. Not every indebted nation controls the currency it must use to pay back its debt, and this is the genesis of a true global debt crisis. Greece is a prime example. Greece owes $370 billion, more than 178% of its gross domestic product. They owe this debt in euros, and Greece can't print more euros. If they still used the drachma, they could print enough drachmas to avoid default. But the European Central Bank controls the euro. This is why Greece required bailouts in recent years, and it's why we're certain to see more "Greek Debt Crisis" headlines in the future. This same problem plagues other EU nations such as Italy and Portugal. If these nations default on their debt, many of their creditors (most of them large European banks) will be insolvent. They, in turn, will be unable to pay their creditors. This insolvency will spread through the world's financial institutions like a contagion. It will freeze the world banking system and credit markets throughout the world. The resulting crisis will make people long for "the good old days" of the Great Recession.
A Ticking Time Bomb
It's not a matter of if this debt crisis will erupt, it's only a matter of when. These massive government debts are a ticking financial time bomb. What will set them off? Will it be the U.S./China trade war? Conflict in the Middle East? Rising energy prices or mortgage defaults? No one knows. But if those things don't happen first, one future event is certain to unleash the global debt crisis. What is this future event?
Imagine the impact when all the Christians in the world disappear in an instant. What will that do to the global economy? As I write this, about 2.2 billion people out of a world population of 7.3 billion self-identify as Christians. Now, not all of those people are born again Christians (John 3:3). Some of them probably self-identify as Christians because their parents or grandparents did. In all likelihood, the rapture won't take 2.2 billion people. But if only 10% of those self-identified Christians disappear, that's still 220 million people. Think about that. 220 million consumers, gone. 220 million workers, gone. 220 million investors, gone. Many of them will leave mortgages behind that go unpaid. They'll leave homes behind that fall into disrepair. Many will disappear from key leadership positions. In short, the economic impact will catastrophic.
The End Times Financial System
From a financial standpoint, the world we live in is unsustainable. Eventually, the current financial system will collapse. If it doesn't collapse before the rapture, then the rapture itself is certain to trigger a meltdown. So why does all this matter? It matters because the Bible says the beginning stages of the Tribulation will feature a severe economic crisis (Revelation 6:5-6). And if history has taught us one thing it's that crises often bring significant change.
The Bible says the end times economic system will be far different from the one we have today. The Antichrist will dominate the world (Revelation 13:7). He will have complete control over every economic transaction, deciding who can buy or sell (Revelation 13:17). How does this come to be? Again, we don't know, and we won't know until it happens. But today's massive debt burden may well erupt into the crisis the Antichrist uses to seize control, and the rapture might well be the event that starts it all. It's yet another reason to expect the soon return of Jesus Christ. So keep your eyes fixed on Him (Hebrews 12:2), and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks the reason for the hope you have (1 Peter 3:15).
With $66 trillion in global government debt, is a debt crisis on the horizon? What do you think?
The laws of thermodynamics
There are two great laws of science known as the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The first law is commonly considered as synonymous with the law of conservation of energy. Energy can be transferred from one place to another, or transformed from one form to another, but it can be neither created nor destroyed. The first law states, in effect, that the universe could not have created itself.
“Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.” (James 3:9)
Here inserted within a very sober condemnation of the misuse of our God-given privilege of speech, is what seems almost an incidental reference to the image of God in man. It is not a trivial reference, however, but very significant.
For one thing, it tells us that even though the image of God in man has been severely marred by sin, it is still there! That is, man is eternal just as God is eternal, and we will all continue to exist forever, either in the presence of God, or away from His presence. That “image” is not shared with the animals, even the higher animals. The latter do have a body, soul (in the sense of mind), and spirit (in the sense of breath), but they do not possess “the image of God” which was specially created in man alone after all the animals had been created (note Genesis 1:21-27).
No other implication is that the word “similitude” includes the meaning of a physical resemblance. While God in His full essence is omnipresent and therefore invisible to human eyes, it is still true that, when God became man, He took on an actual physical body. Furthermore, our Lord Jesus, God the Son, still is “that same Jesus” and therefore still in that body (note Acts 1:11; 1 John 3:2; etc.).
Since His incarnation and His work of salvation were planned by the triune God “before the foundation of the world” (1 Peter 1:20), man was apparently created in the image of that body that Christ had planned to take on when He would eventually become man. That being the case, our bodies are even more sacred than otherwise we might have assumed, and it is indeed a serious matter to misuse the tongue or any other member of the body, which is made after the similitude of Christ. HMM
Believing in God without works
Have you been born again—born a second time, this time of the Spirit of God? Believing in God without works is compared to devil faith. Are you ready to believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ and turn from your sins? If so, then God is ready to save your soul and forgive you of all unrighteousness. At this crossroad, you will not only be saved, but you will receive the supernatural power to live a joy-filled and victorious life. Do it now. Click onto “Further With Jesus” for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God. -
The law was given to a special people as we have seen. They alone were “under the law.” That Gentiles were not, we have already been told in (Romans 2:12:14), How, then, does the failure of those under the law bring in all the world as guilty before God? An illustration may help. A man has a desert ranch of large extent. He fences off twelve acres: breaks it, harrows it, fertilizes it, sows it, cultivates it, and reaps only sage-brush and cactus! It is no use trying out the rest, for all is of the same character. He says it is all good – for –nothing, so far as agriculture is concerned. Israel was God’s twelve acres. He gave them His law, instructed them, disciplined them, warned them, restrained them, protected them, and sent His Son to them: and Him they rejected and crucified. In this act the Gentiles joined. All are under judgment to god. There is no use of further test. There is nothing in the flesh for God. Man is hopelessly corrupt. He is not only guilty, but is utterly unable to retrieve his condition. The law but accentuates his guilt. It cannot justify. It can only condemn. How hopeless is the picture! But it is the dark background on which god will display the riches of his grace in Christ Jesus.
What's happened to me
I went into iron work erecting buildings and building bridges, some in LA, some in AZ, Ok, AR, FL, back in 1991 I was erecting a building and fell 3 stories, you would think that after some 15 years in the trade I would know better? The good news is I did not bounce LOL, but I did get a brain injury and some artificial parts. The worst thing about this is the brain injury and my feet, Both feet shattered when I landed on them, very difficult to walk!!
After I learned to walk again I went back to studding direct sales along with some programming ( PHP and so on ). I have always loved it anyway, as I can’t do physical work anymore. On the issue of falling three stories, I was very angry at myself for a long time, and it took over for years to come to terms with this issue and the absolute boredom of not being able to go out and do what I loved so very much. I have come to terms with this, and now I'm just a Jolly Good Fellow! But I loved taking a big pile of iron and sheets and trim, that someone paid Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for and make them a happy and a satisfied owner of their new building. (After all this is the place of their new Business)
The word incarnation does not occur in the Bible. It is derived from the Latin in and caro (flesh), meaning clothed in flesh, the act of assuming flesh. Its only use in theology is in reference to that gracious, voluntary act of the Son of God in which He assumed a human body. In Christian doctrine the Incarnation, briefly stated, is that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became a man. It is one of the greatest events to occur in the history of the universe. It is without parallel.
I believe that God the Son became a man (Jesus), died for our sins and rose from the dead and through Him alone one can receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. I affirm the substitutionary atonement of Christ, namely, that Jesus lived a perfect life and suffered the wrath of God in our place to make payment for the sins of mankind. I affirm Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead. I believe that faith in Christ is necessary for salvation and those without Christ will not be saved (John 14:6). I believe we are saved by the unmerited grace of God and not by our good deeds. I believe that good deeds are the evidence of our faith.
I believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God, the highest authority to which the Christian submits All theology, morality, teaching and opinion should be judged by the Holy Scriptures. I reject attempts to rewrite Scripture to eliminate masculine references for God. I view pre-marital sex, abortion, behavior as inconsistent with God’s Word. I believe in a man and a woman and not same sex, there is forgiveness for these sins, and all sin, through repentance and faith in Christ.
Jesus is Coming Soon!
Many people believe there is nothing that can be known about the timing of the Lord’s return because Jesus said He would return like a “thief in the night” Matthew 24:24
But Paul makes it clear in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 that Jesus’ statement does not apply to believers: “But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief…” He then proceeds to explain why: “for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.” Paul is referring, of course, to the light of the Holy Spirit who indwells all true believers and who can enlighten us through our study of Scripture to know the season of the Lord’s return (1 John 2:27). Read Mre Here!
It’s time for us to prepare to meet our God.
For nearly two and a half millennia, with the exception of a handful of years, Israel ceased to exist as an autonomous nation. In 70 AD, they rebelled against their Roman masters and were totally decimated. Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed and their people scattered to the four corners of the earth where they remained until the 1900s.
Just after the many horrors of World War II, the United Nations declared Israel to be an official state. To be precise, it was May 14, 1948. After thousands of years, Israel was restored to the world’s modern geographical lexicon—again as a place on the world’s map; a new budding nation. Keep in mind the new budding nation and the good figs that God said would return to their homeland Israel, as you read what
Jesus said in Matthew 24:32-34:
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Jesus said, “learn a parable of the fig tree.” A parable, by definition, contains a hidden, parallel message. Much of Christianity, even as it was thought in the early church, sees the parable of the fig tree as Christ’s referral to the Jeremiah prophecy. Israel, represented in Jeremiah as the figs, correlates well with the parable of the fig tree.
The fig tree is putting forth leaves and the figs are returning to Israel in droves to participate in the battle of all time—the battle of Armageddon.
In the Lord’s parable of the fig tree, He makes this telling statement in Matthew 24:34:
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
“This generation shall not pass.” If our assessment of the fig tree and the 1948 emergence of Israel as a nation is correct, then the generation that saw 1948 will not pass until all that Jesus declared in the cited passages is fulfilled. Using the Bible life-span of 70 years as stated in Psalm 90:10, simple addition of 70 years to 1948 yields an outside date of 2018. Keep in mind that Jesus did not say all would be fulfilled when the generation that saw the budding of the fig tree came to an end, but that the generation would not pass until all was fulfilled. It could also mean the life-span of that generation shall not pass until all is fulfilled, and that could mean 90 or even 100 years. Nevertheless, the fig tree has budded. [End of quote]
Long ago, the prophet Ezekiel described an invading force that will form in the last days. In Ezekiel 38-39, he describes this force in detail. Ezekiel said invaders will come from the north of Israel, and a man named Gog will lead them (Ezekiel 38:2-6). Here are the nations who will join Gog, followed by their modern day names:
Rosh = Russia
Magog = Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
Persia = Iran
Cush = Sudan
Put = Libya
Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-togarmah = Turkey
Notice anything? That's right. The three most powerful nations on the list - Russia, Iran, and Turkey - now reside in Syria. If U.S. troops pull out of Syria, their absence will pave the way for further influence in Syria from these three nations. They'll consolidate their power until every square inch of the nation becomes a de facto province of one of the three. On February 14, the leaders of Russia, Iran, and Turkey met in Sochi, Russia to devise a joint plan to wipe out terrorists in Syria. Their military forces are now cooperating in Syria. This puts their joint military forces right on Israel's border. And not just any border - Israel's northern border. Ezekiel said this invasion force will come from the north (Ezekiel 38:15; Ezekiel 39:2). So now we have the three most powerful nations in Gog's invading force cooperating with each other and stationed on Israel's northern border. Is this mere coincidence? I don't think so.
Never before have the military forces of these three nations been on Israel's northern border at the same time. And never in the history of the world, have the three cooperated militarily. Until now... The Bible said this would happen, and here we are.
The stage is now set for the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecies. Eventually, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and the other nations in the Gog of Magog alliance will send an overwhelming invasion force against Israel (Ezekiel 38:8-9). The world will not come to Israel's defense (Ezekiel 38:15-16). But God will. He'll put His full power on display and supernaturally destroy Israel's invaders (Ezekiel 38:18-23). So what does this mean? It means you should expect more and more events in Syria to align with Ezekiel's account. Expect this alliance to get closer. Expect Israel to become more isolated. And expect the other nations Ezekiel cited to join Russia, Iran, and Turkey. Most of all, recognize we're in the last days (Ezekiel 38:8; Ezekiel 39:25-29), and live your life in expectation of the soon return of Jesus Christ.
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Globalisation thus implies that sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but that it needs to become weaker. States would be wise to weaken sovereignty in order to protect themselves, because they cannot insulate themselves from what goes on elsewhere. Sovereignty is no longer a sanctuary. Our notion of sovereignty must therefore be conditional, even contractual, rather than absolute. If a state fails to live up to its side of the bargain by sponsoring terrorism, either transferring or using weapons of mass destruction, or conducting genocide, then it forfeits the normal benefits of sovereignty and opens itself up to attack, removal or occupation. The diplomatic challenge for this era is to gain widespread support for principles of state conduct and a procedure for determining remedies when these principles are violated. Revelation 13:17;
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