Archive for January, 2010

The Beginning of Sorrows

January 16, 2010

In his Olivet discourse (a dual prophecy describing end-times and the destruction of Jerusalem 70 AD), Jesus made this prophecy:

Matthew 24

6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

There have been two World Wars that satisfy “nation rising against nation” and plenty of famines, pestilences and earthquakes, Haiti just being the most recent, so are we ready to move on to verse 9? No, first we must check-in to a parallel prophecy in the Revelation of John that details a sequence of events ushered in by the opening of seals of a book – the Apocalypse. The relevant seals here are 2 and 4:

Revelation 6

4And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Rev 6:4 corresponds with Matt 24:6,7 in regard to wars and Rev 6:8 corresponds to Matt 24:7 in regard to famines, pestilences and earthquakes.

Depending on the interpretation of Rev 6:8 “power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill”, either A) 1/4 of the earths population will die or B) an undefined fourth part of the earth will experience varying degrees of death as a result of the causes described. If the correct interpretation is A) then clearly this prophecy has not yet been fulfilled. If B) is correct then the prophecy could be in effect currently.

There is another seal prophecy which if interpreted literally sets a time marker; seal 3 sets this criterion:

Revelation 6:6

A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny

This means that for this prophecy to be fulfilled, wheat will cost 3 times more than barley on world markets. In November 2009 wheat was 1.36 times the cost of barley FOB Gulf of Mexico so conditions then did not match the time marker of seal 3 if that is what it is but in August 1996 wheat was 2.79 times the cost of barley. The freezing northern hemisphere weather could cause  wheat prices to spike in 2010 as they did in the food crisis of 2008 so the ratio could change drastically in the coming months. Bloomberg, on January 10 2010 reported wheat prices climbing to a five week high.

Adopting the position that condition A) has not been met and neither has the time marker we should not move on to the next prophecies but if the conditions have been met, what’s next?

Matthew 24:9

9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

Revelation 6:9 and 11 (5th seal)

9And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

11And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Revelation 13:7

7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

The second two verses and the “him” in Rev 13:7 refer specifically to the activities of the first beast of Rev 13; the totalitarian world government that will demand allegiance to a Luciferian (Satanic) regime. Obviously bible believing Christians will be dissenters – and will  suffer the consequences.

Bible Gateway

Revelation pictorial index

Update 1

Larger magnitude quakes trend up

Prophecies in Tandem

January 9, 2010

In his Telegraph UK news blog, Gerald Warner made this comment and a prediction:

“The references above to the Soviet Union are deliberate. I employ them because of the very real parallel with the present situation. The global warming frauds always had Plan A and Plan B in preparation. Plan A was to brainwash the population of Britain, America and the rest of the developed world into believing in man-made global warming. That was the preferred option; but it has failed.

Plan B, which will now come into operation, is to replicate what happened in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Nobody believed in the economic illiteracy that was Marxism-Leninism any more; but jobs, promotion, status, even retaining one’s liberty depended on paying lip service to it. Those are the terms on which the ideology of Global Warming will now be imposed on a sceptical population: by bribery, coercion, brainwashing of children, employment and promotion blackmail.”

Note the uncanny similarity between Gerald Warner’s Plan B prophecy and this bible prophecy from Rev 13:16 and 17:

“16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Gerald also comments on religion so it is possible that he has a knowledge of Rev 13 and is making a projection based on it. What Gerald omits to mention is who will impose the ideology but the bible prophecy is clear that it is a brutal totalitarian governmental/religious power with a global reach.

What is also clear is that Green (Eco-fascism) is the new Red (Communism).

Update 1

The Green Agenda

Update 2

The EU Gulag

Update 3

Internet free speech under threat by totalitarians (including the UN)

Update 4

Eco-Fascists Call For Tyranny To Enforce Draconian Agenda

Update 5

Australian Greens move to legislate euthanasia

Update 6

Global Warming Alarmist Calls For Eco-Gulags To Re-Educate Climate Deniers

Commonism – the new Communism?

January 2, 2010

In his new years address, Pope Benedict XVI used either  the words “common”, “community”, “communities” or “communion” 29 times along with a liberal sprinkling of the word “solidarity” and the term “human family”. At the inauguration of US President Obama there was a similar theme, Rick Warren: “common good“, Barack Obama: “common purpose”,”common good”, “common defense”, “common humanity”, “common dangers“, Bishop Lowery: “community of nations”, “solidarity”, “oneness of our family“. And so global Commonism is born.

Commonism espouses a looming environmental crisis that must be addressed by reducing conventional energy consumption and developing alternative energy sources on the basis of a warming planet when recent science shows cooling. Pope Benedict (new year address) : “The problems looming on the horizon are complex and time is short”‘ “The technologically advanced countries are facing two pressing needs in this regard: on the one hand, to reassess the high levels of consumption due to the present model of development, and on the other hand to invest sufficient resources in the search for alternative sources of energy and for greater energy efficiency”. President Obama (inauguration speech): “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories”, “and roll back the specter of a warming planet”.

The old Communism operated by way of centralized control but did not succeed at a global level. The new Commonism is starting its march at the global level, building on foundations already laid by organizations with a  global reach but with the same ultimate aim of centralized control by harnessing the momentum of environmentalism.  Pope Benedict advocates even more centralized bureaucracy in the new year address : “Further international agencies may need to be established in order to confront together the stewardship of this “home” of ours”, and centralized wealth distribution in the guise of environmental protection: “If the protection of the environment involves costs, they should be justly distributed, taking due account of the different levels of development of various countries” and “equitable distribution of wealth”. These statements are in concert with the orchestrations of the United Nations.

Commonism will not have global control until the global common good is codified into global common law. To this end the UN and the Vatican are in unison. Pope Benedict devotes three paragraphs to “moral” law in the new year address but the summary is this: “power must always be disciplined by law, and this applies also to relations between sovereign States”. This implies a subjugation of states and peoples to the arbiter of the “law” which begs the question – who is the arbiter?

After 15 paragraphs of political assessment, Pope Benedict moves to spiritual direction – in two sentences: “I likewise invite believers to implore tirelessly from God the great gift of peace. Christians, for their part, know that they can trust in the intercession of Mary, who, as the Mother of the Son of God made flesh for the salvation of all humanity, is our common Mother”. It seems that the business of merging the interests of organized religion with global common law and the sanction of global power take far greater precedence than the salvation of souls for eternity.

And the bible prophecy connection? Consider this from Revelation 13:

“16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”.

Now that’s Commonism.

Update 1

The words community, communities and community’s occur 89 times in the modern NIV translation of the bible but do not occur once in the KJV translation. The reason being that Christian Socialists (Communists) have been influential in most modern bible translations; these are invariably copyrighted, the KJV is not, it is open source: “the word of God is not bound” 2 Tim 2:9.

Update 2

The KJV uses the word “common” twice in relation to property and possessions:

Acts 2:44,45 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

This was not a society wide phenomenon but was a spontaneous action only within the believer group. It was also voluntary and ensured all members needs were met. Neither was it in response to any edict that this was the ideal societal model or that it would result in earthly utopia.