Donation Drive May to Aug
I have delayed our quarterly donation drive a whole month because of the shocking meltdown related to the coronavirus. The governors of 45 states have issued various stay-at-home orders, and the financial markets have been in turmoil not seen since the Great Depression.
With events moving so quickly, I think the most important thing I need to focus on in this quarterly donation drive is how massively the basic views of reality have changed since my last report. One of the shortcomings of the human mind is that we quickly become desensitized to changes in society. We don’t know where we are going because we quickly lose track of where we previously stood.
The liberal media have reached the point where it predetermines what is going to be news on any given day. A giant meteorite could slam into Africa and kill 30 million people. If the press thinks this isn’t information that needs to get out, they will omit this news item from their news broadcasts.
There is a growing mindset that censorship is a good thing. Neoconservative publication, The Atlantic, has published an article authored by two university professors titled “Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal,” subtitled “In the debate over freedom versus control of the global network, China was largely correct, and the U.S. was wrong.”
The article is a must-read for anyone who values civil liberties that are unregulated by oligarchs and government agencies. It is shocking to have people putting a positive spin on the details of how Silicon Valley tech giants are collaborating with western governments to censor speech. These professors might as well be saying how efficient it would be to have a dictator running the nation.
Joe Biden is clearly unfit to be the Democratic presidential nominee. His mental state has degraded to the point where it’s unlikely for him to speak for a few minutes without making a major gaffe. There is no way he could negotiate with world leaders or give hour-long speeches to crowds. The press is completely blind to Biden’s lack of capacity to stand on the stage with Trump, much less be the Commander-in-Chief.
Our collective natural trust in the news has most people thinking that Biden is up to the task, with a few conservative sites saying that old Joe is losing his marbles and is no match for the chorus of networks that claim Biden is better qualified than Trump to be President. The lack of coverage given to a sexual assault allegation by Tara Reade is further evidence that the liberal media have become dangerously corrupt.
I think America’s greatest threat is on the economic front. The lockdown has resulted in staggering financial losses that can only lead to a dark future. It is only May and the national deficit is $3.7 trillion, millions of businesses are headed for bankruptcy, and nearly every major financial indicator has shown record declines.
The one thing that makes me think the rapture may be drawing near is that, despite all these seemingly fatal blows, the economy remains oddly stable. The dollar has not crashed, precious metals haven’t soared, and food remains plentiful at the stores. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has made an amazing recovery. It dropped from 29,000 to 18,000 and has since recovered to nearly 25,000.
There are encouraging reports about a treatment and vaccine. Gilead Sciences said that its drug, remdesivir, has seen positive results in both a company-sponsored and National Institute of Health study. Scientists at Oxford University have begun clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine that has shown promise in rhesus monkeys.
We may be seeing a sucker’s rally right before the next big downturn. It is my hope that any future market crashes are all related to the Lord Jesus coming to take the Church home to glory. It is also my hope that this is my last Donation Drive. This World has gotten so dark and strange, I’m increasingly at a loss to make sense of it. When oil futures traded at a negative price last week, something that has never happened, I said to myself this has to be one more sign of the end. Because Jesus said I come at a time “you think not,” I wisely attend to the site’s financial needs.
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Tribulation Technology Today
Perhaps my thinking here will land me in the same looney bin the elite journalist types place the likes of Alex Jones and others. However, I must say that each and every hour of each and every day lately has lit up the “alert” sensors of my conspiracy meter.
The strange, ongoing developments that permeate this entire coronavirus matter just smack of things being supernaturally constructed, thus to bring about government on a global scale.
It is more than ironic that while America elected perhaps the most nationalistic president imaginable—and one who has been to this point tremendously successful in ensuring that America’s sovereignty gets back on track—every other geopolitical effort is aimed at bringing about a global order. It seems the coronavirus has, in a matter of less than two months, derailed the Trump “Make America Great Again” train of success.
I hear from many within the talk-show sphere that to say COVID-19 was created by the deep-state types in order to bring about exactly what we have witnessed—the shutdown of the booming economy—is conspiracy kookdom. Even Rush Limbaugh says that he believes this virus crisis wasn’t created by the people of that dark cabal to bring down Donald Trump. He believes, however, that this “pandemic” is being used by that evil group of swamp creatures and world globalists elite to their best advantage. They are using it to bring this president down, while all the other things they’ve tried—the accusation of colluding with Russia, the misuse of power in the Ukrainian phone call, in trying the impeachment, etc,—has all blown up in their collective face.
So this “crisis” really is just coincidental? This virus—which has already proven to be nowhere close to being as virulent in numbers of hospitalizations and deaths as the common strains of influenza, just coincidentally came on the scene during probably the most volatile and important election year in American history? This disease just, coincidentally, took probably the most booming economy of any nation in history down within a month and locked practically all Americans within their home confines—stripping constitutional rights, including the right to gather in churches to worship, in the process?
The journalists-elite will probably—if they even cared to consider my take as such an insignificant observer—put me in an even more confining looney bin upon my following take on all of this.
I actually agree with those, including Rush, who say that the globalists and deep-state types didn’t create this pandemic to bring down Trump and American nationalism and to get the nation back on track to being part of their drive for one world order. These didn’t sit around and plan this virus to bring down what was conceived as the greatest economic boom in history. I also agree that to think a group of human agents could plan and do such a thing, and pull it off in America’s most important presidential election year, probably does fit within the designation “kookdom.”
But, I do think it was planned, after being conceived within the mind of the evilest of all conspirators. It was supernaturally initiated. The name of the conspirator, the master planner, is none other than Lucifer the fallen—Satan.
At the same time, the God of Heaven knew before the foundation of the planet that Satan would do just that—supernaturally plan and bring about this strange, out-of-nowhere virus that would seem to get the apex nation of history, economically speaking, back on track toward globalism. Take comfort: He wasn’t taken by surprise.
COVID-19, or coronavirus, or whatever you want to call it, is all part of a plan to bring about Satan’s Antichrist regime. Let there be no doubt about that—at least among Christians who hold the pre-Trib view of Bible prophecy. You are not a “kook” if you view it this way through the prism of God’s prophetic Word.
One such proof that these constantly appearing developments are preparing the way for the man of sin to take the world geopolitical stage following the translation of believers to Heaven can be understood through the following:
Big Brother Is Watching — And Wants You to Stay at Home
In both South Korea and Israel, authorities use telecom data to track potential COVID-19 patients. Investigators in South Korea can scan smartphone data to find people who might have caught the coronavirus from someone they met within the space of 10 minutes. Israel, on the other hand, has tapped its anti-terrorist Shin Bet intelligence unit to track down potential COVID-19 patients using phone data.
In the United Kingdom, at least one police force has started using drones to monitor public areas, shaming any residents caught going out for a stroll. Tunisia has taken similar steps, deploying security robots equipped with thermal cameras to enforce the lockdown in the capital city of Tunis.
These measures are just some examples of how governments have turned to digital surveillance tools to track and monitor individuals in the name of slowing the spread of the pandemic. Many citizens in these countries have even welcomed the tracking technology intended to bolster defenses against the coronavirus. (Franz Walker, “The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Sparking the Rollout of More Digital Surveillance,” The Common Sense Show, April 24, 2020)
Surveillance is touted by the doctors on the White House coronavirus crisis team as the way to assure we get through the pandemic. Drones are being used, by some state and local governmental officials, to fly over and monitor people to see that they are either inside their homes or gathering in groups of no more than ten in areas they are so kind to allow us to gather.
None of this is coincidental. We are witnessing Tribulation technology coming into play right before our fear-affected eyes.
Revelation 13 is about to come to fulfillment, and the beast called Antichrist is about to bound up the steps to that stage of world domination.
However, for those who believe in the blessed hope of Titus 2:13, there is no reason to fear. As a matter of fact, all we see developing should give reason for excitement and should do one thing more. It should cause everyone who names the name of Christ to witness, and to pray that as many people as can be gathered into God’s family will come to repentance.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!