When These Things Begin To Come To Pass…
Creation is groaning louder than ever for redemption (Romans 8:19-23). In California: Smoke from wildfires is spreading 3,000 miles to the East Coast and beyond. The Mendocino Complex Fire is the largest in the state’s history (500 square miles burned). The Holy Fire has forced 20,000 people from their homes. Sixteen more wildfires are devouring woodlands elsewhere in California. The massive Carr Fire has killed eight. “There aren’t enough people in the U.S. Army to fight the Carr fire,” fire ecologist Scott Stephens said. Over 2 million homes in California are currently at high or extreme risk of wildfires.
Portugal and Spain are still battling wildfires that continue to rage as their heat wave endures.
On Hawaii’s Big Island, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reports that the Keauhou fire continues to burn within the park. It has burned 3,679 acres and is 51% contained.
In Scandinavia, Germany and France, dramatic storms with fierce winds hit after a long spell of hot, dry weather, causing major flooding and damage. Tom Bryan, a Briton who has been coming to a village in Southern France for vacations since the early 80s said, “I’ve never seen anything, anything like it.”
In Colorado, a powerful hailstorm injured 14 people, killed two zoo animals on exhibit (a duck and a vulture) and damaged hundreds of cars. Brandon Sneide, a member of Colorado’s National Guard said, “It was traumatic. It sounded like being in a war zone, like being in Iraq. It was scary.”
Matthew 24:7 speaks of famines in the last days.
Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales of 309,000 square miles (over 800,000 square kilometers) is now entirely in drought. With dry conditions forecast to continue for the next three months, farmers have to decide whether to continue the expensive and laborious task of hand-feeding cattle and sheep or sell them. The government lifted the number of kangaroos that farmers are allowed to shoot (they compete with livestock for food and water). This will leave kangaroos to starve and leave a lot of injured kangaroos. The government could at least hire professional shooters to reduce the numbers more humanely.
The drought is so severe in Europe that it can be seen from space. And Europe’s devastating heat wave is continuing, killing tons of fish in parts of Europe where rivers have become too warm or are drying up. This summer’s prolonged heat wave has devastated crops, leaving some countries facing their worst harvests since the end of WWII. Some countries that usually export food have been forced to import it for the first time in decades. Several countries are experiencing rising food prices.
You’ll hear of wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6). In Israel, hundreds of rockets, missiles and mortar shells were fired into southern Israel by terrorists in Gaza. The Iron Dome intercepted some rockets, but those that found their targets did considerable damage and injured at least 17 Israeli citizens, two critically. Israeli residents spent two days in bomb shelters. Israel responded with attacks on Hamas facilities. Another ceasefire has been declared (the second in as many weeks), but liberal Israeli leaders are calling for massive force to be used against Hamas, as in war.
Meanwhile, on Friday in Gaza, crowds resumed protests against Israel. TV footage showed plumes of smoke blackening the sky from burning tires. Rioters hurled stones, explosives and fire bombs at Israeli troops at the border fence.
Amir Tsarfati of Behold Israel put things into perspective. Watch it here. He explained that the Gaza terrorists affecting Israel near the border is unfortunate, but the Iron Dome intercepts a lot of the rockets. Netanyahu knows Israel should not take the bait and get into a war with Gaza when it needs to prepare for something looming of MUCH greater concern: He said, “Our eyes are on Damascus… Iran…Russian entrenchment in Syria. This is the calm before the storm. We’re right there at the finish line. It’s not just the last days. It’s the last hour.” He explained further…
The economies of Russia, Iran and Turkey are plunging due to sanctions, etc. Yet Israel’s economy is booming (Israel’s discoveries of gas and oil in recent years). As prophesied, this triple alliance along with Libya and Sudan will invade Israel to “plunder…take a spoil.” Also, watch his commentary on Gog and Magog here. God will intervene personally and spectacularly, and make His name known by many nations in that day that is soon approaching, as we can see. Amir believes the Gog Magog battle will take place after Christ’s believers are taken up in the rapture.
In Syria, government forces are attacking the last strongholds of Idlib and Aleppo. The news is reporting 22 to 30 people killed, but Amir said over 200 people died in just 24 hours.
Nation will rise against nation (Matthew 24:7). In the US, following personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s warning that the special counsel investigation of alleged Russia-Trump campaign collusion is about to “blow up,” President Trump said, “This is an illegally brought Rigged Witch Hunt run by people who are totally corrupt and/or conflicted. It was started and paid for by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats. Phony Dossier, FISA disgrace and so many lying and dishonest people already fired. 17 Angry Dems? Stay tuned!”
The Senate Intelligence Committee is calling on Julian Assange of Wikileaks to testify.
Illinois adopted Obama Day in honor of his August 4th birthday. Hollywood chimed in on how they missed him. Block parties were held in his home city of Chicago (run by Democrats) where, in the usual shooting sprees (worse on weekends), 6 were killed and over 50 injured. 16 of those shot were teens.
They honor a man who has said nothing about genocide of Christians, but praises Islam and incites racial divide. As previously stated, Obama praised South Africa’s leader Ramaphosa for “inspiring new hope in this (his) great country” while making no mention of white farmers being murdered and their land seized. Ramaphosa amended their Constitution to make it legal to confiscate land from white farmers without compensation. The farmers’ ancestry of settlement goes back 400 years. SA’s government already seized and redistributed 8 million hectares of land in 1994. 70% is now fallow—uncultivated.
Intensely disturbing reports speak of the various depraved ways in which white South African farmers and their children are being tortured and slaughtered.
In Australia, white nurses and midwives are now required to “acknowledge white privilege” before treating indigenous patients. Sounds unbelievable, but it’s true.
In Romania, police clashed with tens of thousands of anti-government protesters. Between 30,000 and 50,000 people, including many returning expats, turned out nationwide. Some protesters in the capital threw bottles and paving slabs, while police used tear gas, pepper spray and a water cannon.
In Iran, thousands of citizens are continuing to protest the brutal Islamic regime.
In Ethiopia, violence broke out in an Ethiopian city after federal troops took over key positions including the local parliament. Protesters set fire to a church, looted shops and targeted non-Somalis. The conflict between Somalians (mostly Muslim) and Oromos (half Muslim, half Orthodox and Protestant Christians) has resulted in many deaths.
There will be pestilences (Matthew 24:7). A new report found that Lyme disease has now spread to all 50 US states. It has increased at an alarming rate.
For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the US. The Asian long-horned tick is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard, found in 7 states and heavily populated suburbs of New York City. None of these have been found with human diseases; however, in Asia the species carries a virus that kills 15% of its victims. They’re a great threat to livestock. In Australia and New Zealand they multiply rapidly and suck so much blood from a young animal that it dies. Afterwards, females can lay hundreds of fertile eggs without mating.
Brazil is complaining that Venezuela is doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in Brazil and other neighboring countries that has been sparked by an exodus of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse of its Socialist government. Since February, four people (three of them Venezuelan) have died of measles in the remote Brazilian border state of Roraima where health authorities have confirmed 281 cases of the disease, mostly among children.
Officials Confirm Deadly Anthrax Outbreak That ‘Kills Within Hours.’ In Romania, the deadly anthrax virus has been discovered at a pig farm. The disease kills thousands of livestock in tropical and sub-tropical areas each year but is rare in temperate regions. Once symptoms appear, it’s too late to treat. It’s deadly to humans who breathe in the spores. Romania has reported dozens of outbreaks of African swine fever in backyard pigs since spring; in July about 50,000 at a breeding farm had to be culled.
In the Congo, yet another new outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed at least 33 people and is suspected of sickening dozens more.
There will be earthquakes in various places (Matthew 24:7; “great earthquakes” Luke 21:11). In Indonesia, the July 29th 6.4 earthquake that killed dozens was followed by a 6.9 last Sunday. The death toll keeps rising – now at nearly 400 with over 270,000 people displaced from their homes. A 5.9 aftershock on Thursday created more panic. Scientists say the powerful quake lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).
Many will be offended, betray one another, and hate one another (Matthew 24:10). Conservative Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk and Communications Director Candace Owens were harassed by leftists as they tried to eat breakfast at a cafe. When Kirk and Owens left the establishment, they were met with hissing, chants and screaming. Kirk was doused with water, and police had to step in. These ranters made no sense, shouting “Stop White Supremacy” since Owens is black. And their rants of “F the police” and claims the police are racists? Most of the police on the scene were Hispanic and black, and the majority of the Philly police force is black. Where is the ability to reason? Where is common sense?
Newly hired opinion writer for the New York Times, Sarah Jeong, has a history of tweeting vile and racist comments against white men and the police. She even bragged about harassing an elderly white man. If a white person tweeted this way about Asians, Hispanics, blacks or gays, the liberal media would explode. This speaks volumes about whom they serve.
In Portland, Oregon: Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler, who doubles as police commissioner, told police not to respond to federal officers’ pleas for help, as did deputy chief Robert Day. After the 38-day liberal-left siege, a biohazard cleanup crew worked under police protection to clean up the filth, finding used needles and buckets of human waste in nearly 100-degree heat. For weeks, as many as 200 liberal leftists occupied the site to demand ICE’s immediate abolition.
In Massachusetts USA, 33-year-old Brandon Ziobrowski posted a tweet offering $500 to anyone who would kill an ICE agent. Ziobrowski has also tweeted support for “socialist” and “communist” ideologies and also expressed “extreme anti-U.S.” sentiments.
In San Francisco, former Diablo Valley College professor, Eric Clanton, who used a bike lock to assault seven Trump supporters at a free speech rally last August, has received his sentence: three years of probation. Clanton was captured on video smashing a Trump supporter’s head with a bike lock. His victim ultimately fell to the ground, covered in his own blood.
Many false prophets will arise and deceive many (Matthew 24:11). In Missouri recently, a controversial so-called Christian conference was held in St. Louis (Revoice 2018) with the goal of “supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish.”
In Illinois, the Board of Elders of the Willow Creek Community Church announced they will all leave by year’s end. They apologized for being slow to take seriously all the women who came forward with accusations against church founder Bill Hybels of sexual misconduct. He is also the founder of the Willow Creek Association and creator of the Global Leadership Summit.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
Bill Hybels and his wife Lynn are also pro-‘Palestinian.’ Willow Creek has also been a nursery for numerous anti-Israel activists. His church and many other mega churches of today employ the “seeker-friendly,” or “seeker-sensitive” way of doing church. Read about that here.
69 Percent of Churchgoers Believe God Wants Them to Prosper Financially in the here and now.
About a third of Protestant churchgoers say their congregation teaches that God will bless them if they donate money. Two-thirds say God wants them to prosper. One in 4 say they have to do something for God to receive material blessings in return. Yet the Bible tells us not to store up treasures on this earth, to be content with what we have, and that our best life is in the eternal life to come with Christ. It also tells us that false prophets will exploit people for their own financial gain. Read “What does the Bible say about the prosperity gospel?” at this link.
Mega-pastor Andy Stanley has been criticized for telling his congregation it was time to “unhitch” from the Old Testament. This weekend, Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, compared Stanley’s continuing controversial comments on the matter with an ancient heresy. Read “Why should we study the Old Testament?” at this link.
Iniquity will abound (Matthew 24:12). In Europe, Nika Nesgoda’s so-called art series done 16 years ago is currently making the rounds. She used porn stars including Stormy Daniels to re-create Renaissance-era religious paintings, many depicting Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Brazil has broken its own record for the number of murders in a single year after the South American country saw 63,880 people slain in 2017, according to new report.
It will be like the days of Noah when Jesus returns (Luke 17:26). “God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth” (Gen 6:11).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed contract w/Advanced Bioscience Resources out of San Francisco to use aborted baby body parts to continue its research on mice. The FDA requires “fresh human tissues” to keep up its research on the human immune system by injecting mice with fetal tissue to “humanize” the rodents.
In the Netherlands: A 74-year-old unidentified woman suffering from dementia had told people she would undergo assisted suicide if “the time was right.” But she never put in a request to die and had surpassed the point of giving full consent. Yet doctors euthanized her, forcibly holding her down.
It will also be like the days of Lot (Luke 17:28). In Nevada, Clark County Public School District on August 9th passed policies that violate students’ privacy, endanger children and make schools less safe, despite 60% community opposition. These policies will allow students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and showers based on their gender identity rather than their biological sex (including on overnight school field trips). Staff, students and volunteers will be required to use the preferred pronoun of “transgender” students, and ‘gender fluidity” will be taught beginning in kindergarten.
Mankind will be without self-control (2 Timothy 3:2). There is a drug dubbed ‘monkey dust’ that can cause users to experience extreme paranoia, and become violent and agitated, leading some to climb or jump from buildings or run into traffic. It has even been linked to several horrific ‘face-eating’ attacks in the US. In Britain, police and ambulance services in Staffordshire have seen a surge in cases, with over 950 incidents reported in just 3 months.
Norway’s government will start by 2020 providing free heroin to hundreds of hardened addicts to “improve their quality of life.” Similar programs are on trial or underway elsewhere in Scandinavia. Addicts complain about having to go to a clinic twice a day for their fix and be monitored.
In Massachusetts USA, police are expecting a surge in drugged driving now that pot is legal, and they’re hoping to come up with a test that indicates a person is high on pot. So far, recreational use of cannabis is legal in 9 states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington) plus Washington DC, and is decriminalized in another 13 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
San Francisco, California USA: There’s a plastic straw ban; however, 80 complaints per day are received regarding plastic discarded drug needles in the streets and feces everywhere (which is collected in plastic bags). San Francisco officials blame mental illness for a number of the problems. What do people expect when mental institutions have been shut down? Actually, it seems San Francisco is an asylum, and the inmates are running it with help from the staff.
Mankind will be unholy. Evil men and seducers will grow worse and worse…” (2 Timothy 2, 13). In the US, a former State Dept employee who liked to dress like a superhero and entertain young children, Skylar (Skydance) MacMahon, produced over 1,000 sexually explicit child porn videos over a 2-yr period, some with a government-issued cellphone during work hours. He also had thousands of other images in his possession. He worked with a Canadian woman to create explicit photos and videos of 5 children in her home. The woman, ID’d only as K.C. to protect the children involved, admitted she’d been sexually assaulting her 9-year-old daughter for a year, and filmed videos of it at the request of MacMahon. He streamed the videos on his personal laptop while at work and also gave others access to his Dropbox account that included child porn images.
Mankind will be without natural affection (2 Timothy 3:3). In Missouri, Daryl Head and Laura Cheatham enclosed her four adopted children in nailed plywood boxes in what a sheriff described as “deplorable” conditions in the home. It’s not known how long the children aged 5 to 12 had been in the boxes before authorities discovered them. Cheatham is a former employee of the Department of Corrections, who in January of this year placed an order with Prison Industries Clothing Division for four kid-size prison inmate uniforms, saying they “were for her kids.” Her boyfriend Daryl Head was a community support specialist, counseling children before being fired in June.
In the US, Democrat Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez ranted, “I want to make sure they (Republicans/ pro-lifers) keep their dirty, filthy hands off of Planned Parenthood…” But who are the real ones with the dirty, filthy hands? Those of his ilk continuously defend Planned Parenthood despite its sale of aborted babies’ body parts, covering up statutory rape cases thus allowing rapists to rape again, sex ed programs in schools for young children in order to sexualize them early, hence more abortions. And let’s not forget the videos of them laughing in meetings as they describe their gruesome procedures. An article from 2016 shows what baby body parts sell for.
Mankind will be traitors (2 Timothy 3:4). Peter Fonda, who last made headlines when he said he wanted to rip Barron Trump from his mother and put him in a cage with pedophiles, is back in the headlines, suggesting Dems commit voter fraud to win elections.
The “sanctuary city” of Philadelphia ignored an ICE detainer and allowed Juan Ramon Vasquez, a criminal illegal alien, to walk free. Vasquez later raped an innocent child.
The Democrat Party will stop at nothing in its attempts for their “blue wave” to happen. The “useful idiot” Communist agenda is in full force today. From Daily Caller: “Fraud, Voter Fraud, and the Fraud That Is Socialism.” Are Democrats trying to steal the Ohio special election? Officials “found” 688 “uncounted” ballots, narrowing the margin of victory for the Republican and inching ever-closer to the .5 percent needed to trigger an automatic recount. We’ve heard this song before, and we dissect it today. Read more at this link.
All who will live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted (2 Timothy 3:12). Christians in China have revealed new details about the Communist Party’s ongoing crackdown on religion. Besides churches being demolished, pastors arrested, Christian crosses and art removed, baptisms have been banned.
Moving towards an Orwellian society and total government control (Antichrist global government) Revelation 13. A leaked memo has been uncovered that is circulating among Senate Democrats (lead by Mark Warner) calling for government control of the internet. As one commenter accurately pointed out, big government uses fear as its main tactic to protect itself from people with critical thinking skills and common sense. So who are the real Nazis here? The Marxist-Socialist-Communist Democrat Party that exists in today’s times.
In what appears to have been a coordinated attack by Facebook, Apple, Spotify & Google Alex Jones, and several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director, found their social media accounts banned or suspended. These platforms that claim to be open/in favor of free speech are routinely targeting (either by human intervention or their algorithms) the views and expressions of conservatives and anti-globalists.
Here is more evidence that you can never trust the left — or George Soros. People for the American Way, the Soros-funded group that got Alex Jones banned from internet platforms, was created to “defend constitutional values including free expression.” There is NOTHING American about banning speech or silencing voices.
The liberal social media giants are more and more bringing on the digital dark ages: taking down websites and shadow banning conservatives and Christians. Yet sites like Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s official Facebook page, rife with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and other hateful speech, has not been censored by Facebook content monitors. Videos posted to Farrakhan’s Facebook page show him claiming Jews are secretly controlling government agencies to suppress black Americans, and he says Jews are “weaponizing” marijuana with “chemicals” to “feminize” black men. He calls white people mongrels and freaks. (In a past speech, he called for violence against “the white man.”)
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron (dead consciences); Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.…” (1 Timothy 4:1-3).
In an interview with the Irish Times, former Irish president Mary McAleese said the Vatican tried to get her to stop an investigation into child sexual abuse.
In Italy, Catholic priest Paolo Glaentzer was found in a car molesting an 11-year-old child. The priest blamed the child and also the devil for tripping him up. He claims he thought the child was at least 15. No matter; it would still be against the law. He also admitted to three other sexual encounters with the child, claiming it was she who made the first moves. And he’s only under house arrest as he awaits trial.
The Catholic church is rife with sexual predators. Last month, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington DC, resigned, facing a litany of sex abuse including sexual abuse of an altar boy and rape of two young trainee priests. Last year it was revealed that almost 550 children in a choir led by the brother of former Pope Benedict XVI were sexually abused, with 47 of them raped. Benedict has been accused of being instrumental in covering up sexual abuse by priests before he became pope.
“Having a form of godliness but denying its power; from such turn away (2 Timothy 3:5).
Jehovah Witnesses deny the deity of Jesus Christ. They say he is a created being (like Lucifer) and say he is Michael the Archangel. The organization is in the news this week:
Former Jehovah’s Witnesses official, William Bowen has been warning for quite a while that the religion has covered up many thousands of reports of child abuse by destroying records. According to internal Watchtower documents, the organization has instructed congregation leaders, called elders, to keep child abuse secret from law enforcement as a matter of policy since at least 1989.
Shawn Bartlett, records management overseer, said in a 2017 seminar in Britain that records must be destroyed “because Satan is coming after us.” The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York was fined over $2 million last year for refusing to turn over a secretly compiled list of 775 suspected child molesters within the organization. The Watchtower also has settled multiple lawsuits filed by former members across the country, many of whom claimed they were sexually abused as children.
“The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me” (John 16:2-3).
Never forget: Islam’s god, Allah, is not the God of the Bible. The media says Allahu Akbar means God is great, but it does not. It means “Allah is greater,” as in greater than your God. It’s what Mohammad shouted when he defeated the Jews in the battle of Khaibar. It’s what terrorists yell when they kill non-Muslims.
A pro-ISIS group published a series of posters encouraging biological attacks on Western targets.
Liberal media outlets left out key details when it came to light about the Muslim compound leaders in New Mexico accused of training young children to commit school shootings. Eleven malnourished children were rescued from the “filthy” compound run by Siraj Wahhaj and Lucas Morten. Wahhaj had abducted his 3-year-old severely disabled son last December and marked him for exorcism, believing he was demon-possessed. The child’s body was found buried at the compound.
Interestingly, Wahhaj’s imam father who runs a mosque in New York, has ties to Obama and the Democrat Party. He was a keynote speaker at Obama’s 2012 Democrat National Convention. Just who is this imam? He was suspected of being involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing but was not indicted. Wahhaj senior has a long history of supporting terrorism and religious and racial intolerance against Americans.
Muhammed Mucahid, in Sadiq Khan’s London, has been charged with sexually assaulting a child in a McDonald’s bathroom. Across the country, there has been a dramatic rise of sex crimes against children. Official figures released in February show that a child is abused every 8 minutes in England and Wales. Under Mayor Sadiq Khan, the number of sexual offenses committed against children in London has soared 30% in a year to 1,200, and the number of rapes in London has risen by almost 20%.
Liberal media is ignoring this: Willie Dille, councilor in the Hague who was against Muslim immigration, took her life hours after placing a video on Facebook (since removed), but at least for now you can view it here or alternate news sources in the Netherlands. She said she was kidnapped and raped by a Muslim gang last year, after which they told her to keep her mouth shut in the debating chamber and asked her if she honored Mohammad, Allah, and Arnoud (Arnoud van Doorn, a Muslim convert in the council whom she’d previously fired). The pale and nervous Dille, who had lost a lot of weight, said the gang has threatened her several times since, the latest when she was walking with a child (the day she made the video). She said she was resigning and cannot go on, fearing it would endanger her family.
An estimated 777,000 Muslims have traveled via air, land and sea for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an increase of 30,000 from last year. Muslims are required to make this hajj at least once in their lifetime. It begins on August 19 and ends August 24. Pilgrim numbers have greatly increased in recent years, leading to numerous accidents and deaths due to overcrowding. An estimated 3 million Muslims are expected this year, many having already arrived.
“When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree (Israel), and all the trees (the nations); When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled” (Luke 21:28-32).