Oct 15, 2018

The Most Important Midterm Election “Ever”

There is rarely an election season where you don’t find people saying this is the most important election in our nation’s history. The elections that led up to the American Civil War are noted as history’s most crucial vote. What makes the 2018 election vitally important is what is at stake: democracy.

The people on the left have long suffered from some from illogical thought. What the Republicans face in this race is pure insanity. This mob will do anything to separate us from our liberty. There is no behavior that is too shameful, childish, immoral, or unethical. They are willing to destroy our nation, as long as it means they are left to rule over the carnage.

It is understandable that all the network comedy shows were against Brett Kavanaugh. What is shocking is just how vile they were in their attacks. A writer for CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” celebrated the damage done to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s reputation. “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life,” the writer, Ariel Dumas, posted on Twitter. The woman should be fired for her comment, but she won’t because cruelty and ruthlessness are the key skills required to work in the liberal entertainment industry.

The Democrats’ fixation on impeachment should concern people of all political persuasions. They have already promised that, if they take control of Congress, they will introduce measures to impeach President Trump. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said last Sunday that the possibility of impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh shouldn’t be off the table.

The left is constantly talking about how the government needs to be restructured: The Electoral College is outdated because Hillary Clinton would have won under a straight-line vote. They don’t like that many red states with a small population have two senators. They also think we need to add more justices on the Supreme Court, which is an old trick that President Roosevelt tried to pull off.

The founding fathers of America came up with one of the greatest systems of government when they wrote the Constitution. This document has protected our nation many times from attacks. The founders knew that unless the people remained moral and God-fearing, their effort would be in vain:

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.” – John Adams October 11. 1798

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.” – George Washington in his “Farewell Address”

The reason why a biblical perspective is so important to a civil society is because, without God, man has no moral compass. After the loss of the 2016 presidential race, the last two Supreme Court nominations, and hopefully next month’s midterm election, it should dawn on the Democrats that they are moving in the wrong direction.

No, they think more of the same action is needed. After failing to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats are now wondering if it’s time to be more ruthless. Former attorney general under Obama, Eric Holder, said when conservatives “go low” the left should “kick them,” and Hillary Clinton said the “time for civility is over… .”

In the past two years, a congressman was shot, a senator had his ribs broken in an attack, and the last six times a government official was chased out of a restaurant, the victims were all Republicans. If the Democrats are going to stop being nice, the GOP will need to stock up on bulletproof vests.

I do not think there is any way to quell the rage we witnessed last week. The Democrats could get slaughtered at the polls, and they would just scream louder. The left needs to become profoundly more insane if it is to reach the point where the Bible predicts it will be part of the nations that think they are capable of raging war against God himself.

“For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:14).

“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army” (Revelation 19:19).

–Todd


Most Important Matter

Much preparation is required when getting ready for a prophecy conference. This is especially the case for yours truly. A blind guy getting ready to give a Power Point presentation to an audience that is keenly clued in to the topics involved can be a daunting exercise. (Thanks, sweet Dana, for all the work on this. Couldn’t do it without you!)

Memory must be relied upon to know what is on the screen, to keep in line the order of points to be made, and to speak to all of the facts and ideas in between. So it is that while preparing for my speaking session (which, by the time this commentary is posted will already be history), the true importance of what is involved speaks to my spirit. It is a matter that burns into my conscience as one charged with trying to address what the Lord prompts me to present.

Lord willing, I have by the time of this posting, spoken on “Deceivers and the End of Days” at the Prophecy Watchers Conference in Norman, Oklahoma.

The lecture/session is based upon the book of the same name, Deceivers. It revolves around Jesus’ prophecy given on the Mount of Olives as recorded in Matthew 24:3-5. The book is a compilation of chapters written by fourteen of the most well-known writers, broadcasters, and teachers of Bible prophecy from the Pre-Trib view of eschatology. Authors present their analyses of how current issues and events of our time are all setting the stage for fulfillment of Bible prophecy for the very end of the Church Age (Age of Grace).

While working on writing this article and thinking on continuing preparation for the upcoming presentation (from my perspective at that time), I kept being distracted by the desire to watch the punditry about the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation. I got caught up in this world’s political goings-on. My thoughts ran the gamut from: What does it mean to how the abortion controversy will play out from this point forward? to What does it mean for the upcoming November midterm elections? Does Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation mean that the national electorate will see fit to vote to assure that constitutional principles will prevail over the radical mob mentality that threatens civility? Also, I considered whether the current president and his policies will continue to build a booming economy as is happening presently.

Much of this is what I will be talking about (did talk about, from the point in time this is posted) in that session–i.e., my thought was to dwell on America and all things going on in this country with regard to the end-times Deceivers acting within religion, society / culture, politics /government, and news and entertainment media.

It hit me, then, during that preparation: The religion, societal/cultural, political/governmental, and news/entertainment media things occurring in this nation are insignificant in relation to things going on in the human, spiritual heart at this critical moment. The ultimately important thing is not how all of the prophetic stage-setting is affecting the well-being of each of us and our lives in America. This nation–its governmental/social-cultural/media and religious systems–are all soon doomed to pass away.

My thinking on these things in terms of how Mr. Trump or any other leader or system of leadership might improve–or, for that matter, cause to be deteriorated–life in America is exercise in futility. The all-important thing consider is the human condition, in terms of spiritual exigencies.

We are told in God’s Word to pray for leaders in government so that we might “lead peaceable lives.” But, there is no percentage to be gained by placing faith, or even trust, in government–ever. Government–all of existence under the present world systems and regimes of this age–are passing away. All is “vanity,” as the “preacher” of Ecclesiastes put it.

There are no such worldly entities as a godly  or Christian government. The best we can hope for is a reasonable government that adheres to basic, godly principles the Founding Fathers were influenced  by the Holy Spirit to build within our Constitution. It is wholly just and right to fight, politically, for these things at the ballot box and fight, literally, against those who would destroy our nation.

All that said, one thing matters most of all–beyond all else–to each human being alive at present: What is the status of one’s soul? Do you and I know Jesus Christ as the One who was crucified, buried, and resurrected to life those two thousand years ago? As important as it is to love country, family, and all the things that are good that life brings, the status of our souls are what matters.

We must pray and vote to see to it that our liberty is preserved so we may live peaceable lives despite all of the evil percolating all around us. But, embracing Jesus Christ for salvation is the one action we can take to assure life for an eternity of joy and ever-increasing exultation. We will, at that eternal moment, begin to live and love our friends and family who are saved more intimately than can be imagined while in this earthly existence. In Heaven we will praise the Savior who provided, once and for all, payment for the sin that would otherwise separate us from God the Father forever.

Again, the truth of that all-important matter is wrapped up in the following, penned by the Apostle Paul: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).

–Terry

Oct 8, 2018

The Dollar’s Amazing High-Flying Act

The European Union has said the US dollar needs to be replaced as the global trading currency. The Russian government has said a switch to a new monetary trading system is needed. China has been working with several nations to supplant the greenback with one based on its currency. As hard as these nations try to replace the dollar, it still remains the central mechanism unit of global trade.

The dollar is by no means a perfect currency. The government that controls the quality of dollars spends money like there is no tomorrow. On Sep 30, fiscal-year 2018 came to an end, and during that 12-month period, the debt load of the federal government increased by $1,271,158,167,127; feds borrowed $8,172 per every American with a Job. This has been the largest spike in red ink since the dark days of the 2008 Subprime Crisis.

It is amazing that we have such a huge shortfall during a time of positive GDP growth. During a recession, tax revenues decline because millions of people lose their jobs and because companies lose money or go bankrupt as their sales collapse. Also during a recession, government expenditures surge because of an increase in support payments such as unemployment compensation and food stamps. The next time we have a recession, the deficit will likely be between $2 to $3 trillion.

The ability of the US government to produce massive deficits without any impact on the dollar has calmed concern over deficit spending. I was shocked when I learned that Trump had quietly signed last week a spending bill that allowed the government to continue the red ink. In the past, there would be a great amount of debate over the raising of any major debt ceiling.

Some people would argue that deficits never matter, because the U.S. has a monopoly creation of dollars, and it isn’t at risk of being forced to default on its debt. So as long as inflation remains low, there’s room to buy all the iPhones we want from China.

The only reason why the dollar has value is because of trust. By having a trade deficit of $500 billion each year, we have put $10 trillion in the hands of our trading partners. US banks have made another $10 trillion in loans that are based on the greenback.

The world is so flooded with dollars, no other currency can achieve the same level of liquidity. Sea shells are very abundant, and they would make a great currency in term of liquidity. In order for a currency to have value, it needs to be in limited supply. The reason why we don’t use Monopoly money alongside the dollar is because Parker Brothers would run their printing presses 24/7 if people actually applied value to their currency.

I think it is an absolute miracle that the US dollar has not already collapsed. It is a basic law of economics that if you print too much debt, your national currency goes down in value. There are several nations that are currently suffering massive devaluation of their currency. The Argentine peso has been in sharp decline. That nation’s central bank rate has hiked interest rates to 60% to prop up the currency.

Argentina’s currency problems are the result of a $3.7 billion shortfall in its budget. The U.S. has a deficit 343 times greater, and our currency has been in an uptrend for several months.

If I had any doubt that the hand of God was guiding the path of the American dollar, Trump’s announcement of a five-way trade war with China, Europe, Mexico, and Canada made things clear. Nothing less than divine monetary intervention was required to keep a meltdown from occurring. We have a $375 billion trade deficit with China, and Trump said it is a “privilege” to trade with America. Clearly, either God has a sense of humor or Trump understands the dollar’s connection to prophecy.

The Bible doesn’t clearly state that the Antichrist will come to power from a global financial crisis. Because the Beast of Revelation will very quickly gain total control over the global economic system, it is logical to assume that some type of calamity would aid his sudden rise to power. Our ability to see a monetary storm coming from this side of the rapture provides further evidence that the world is headed toward an end-time crash.

“He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels” (Daniel 11:43).

“Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity” (Daniel 8:25a).

–Todd


From Deep State to Beast State

I solicited from readers of this column a couple of essays ago information on the apparently entrenched entity within the White House termed Q. The responses I am receiving are many. I’m surprised at the passion involved within the matter.

Many sent their thoughts adamantly supporting the validation or credence of Q. Some who emailed said they wished and/or hoped such an entity exists and is acting on behalf of the president and the nation the way Q and the Qanon believers indicate–although they aren’t certain of the reality of Q.

Others sent emails imploring me not to get caught up in the whole matter. These exhorted–some in quite pointed ways–that Q and all attendant to things involved was foolish at best and, at worst, counterproductive to my heavenly assignment as “watchman on the wall.” I should, they advised, just deal biblically with everything of prophetic nature in these closing days of the Church Age.

Regardless of how those of you who sent the emails responded with information, thoughts on Q, or advice to avoid the topic and all involved, I thank you very much, each and everyone who answered the solicitation. You  have been most helpful. Please continue to send things you think are relevant.

I’ve had so far only one epiphany. Whether an actually working entity within the secretive echelons of the U.S. governmental and political process or merely the apparition of a clandestine cabal implanted to make the so-called resistance worry about their fate, Q is part of the end-times big picture. Therefore the matter is worthy of investigation.

Again, I think this phenomenon can be placed within the Scripture the Apostle Paul was given by the Holy Spirit to frame our particular time in human history: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

That there is indeed a mighty struggle going on at the highest levels of America’s government and the governments of the entire world there should be little question. For the spiritually attuned student of Bible prophecy, there should be absolutely no question in this regard.

With the U.S. and the world just prior to the 2018 presidential election going fast and furiously in the direction dictated by the globalists who nefariously dealt within those geopolitical stratospherics, the intervention can’t be missed. The satanic blueprint for the return to Babel was impossible not to ascertain by the clued-in students of Bible prophecy.

The Deep State (those in government determined to bring America into that one-world configuration) had, with the election of Donald J. Trump their part of the devil’s blueprint suddenly snatched from their grasp, in my view. America continues to be at the heart of any internationalist cabal’s planning. This nation must be brought into the construction process. The  diabolical minions of the prince of the power of the air–Satan–must siphon the financial assets and resources of America in order to successfully build upon the Antichrist platform the devil wants to construct.

I wrote about the vital importance of America to the globalists’ ambitions during 2010 and early 2011. Remember that at that time it looked like a total implosion of the American and world economies would happen any day. Experts were saying we would wake up one morning and find the financial world had collapsed.

Excerpts of that  writing those years ago are as follows.

So, we come to our present hour. America is the apex nation of the world. That is, it is the most materially blessed nation and one of the most spiritually blessed nations ever to exist. This, despite the fact that it has degenerated in many ways to become perhaps the most wicked in human history. The United States is so blessed with material wealth that every nation on earth is inextricably linked to its economy in one way or another.

It is true that its dominance is under threat and is eroding quickly. The economic meltdown and unavoidable implosion of America’s monetary hegemony is imminent. But everything of global financial significance still hinges on the health and fate of the American dollar. This is to the great consternation of the people Glenn Beck rails against as wanting to bring the dollar down so that a new monetary regime can be brought to bear on the hapless citizens of what they envision as a Babel-like one-world order.

Despite incessant assaults, the American economy hasn’t collapsed. It should have by now, but it hasn’t. It is, despite ominous signs ahead, business as usual–just as Jesus said it would be at the end of the age. If America’s economy crashes–-as Beck says it will very shortly—the entire world will collapse to rubble. The business-as-usual element of Christ’s prophecy about it being like the days of Noah and Lot would be out the proverbial window.

If the U.S. economy collapsed, taking the world’s buying and selling capability into the darkest times in history, it would take years–if ever–for everything to recover so that things would again come into business-as-usual configuration. Yet the devastating, world-rending collapse is coming. It cannot be stopped. I completely agree with Glenn Beck and Hal Lindsey in seeing that coming economic catastrophe in the immediate future. However, I disagree that the folly of man or the deliberate manipulations of human diabolists will bring the fearful disaster. And the disaster will not happen until God’s prophetic timing allows. It will continue to be business as usual despite increasing harbingers of economic calamity. Perhaps conditions will even look like they are improving. But if so, it will be smoke and mirrors–-a sham “recovery.” The damage is done. Recovery is impossible. (“Scanning a Fearful Future, raptureready.com)

Today, in 2018, news headlines hourly report of the great economic boom that is in progress at the present. America’s and the world’s economies haven’t collapsed.

We are buying, selling, building, planting, marrying, etc.–everything that indicates economic boom, not bust.

Jesus said it will be just like that when He next makes His presence known to the world. Again, we read about that break-in as a thief in the night in Matthew 24:36-42 and Luke 17: 26-30.

I wrote further in that series of articles in 2010 and 2011.

This all means that Jesus Christ is poised to do exactly what He foretold. The prophetic signals and conditions prevalent in America and the world should have the attention of every believer. Jesus is about to fulfill His glorious promise as recorded in John 14:1-3.

The Rapture, I believe Jesus is telling us, will be the sword of judgment that pierces the building, festering boil of humanistic rebellion. When the Church is taken to heaven, the minds of those left behind who want to control will no longer have restraint on their thoughts and ambitions. There will cease to be a governor on man’s conscience, according to 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8, because the Holy Spirit will allow the evil within mankind to do its dastardly work.

This will be the time–during the chaos of the days immediately after the Rapture—that all of Mr. Beck’s fears will come to fruition. Neither patriots nor anyone else will be able to save America and the world.

The Church, with the Restrainer resident within each believer, will continue to be salt and light–to exert influence over America’s societal and cultural conditions. That influence, although observably becoming less and less effective, will be sufficient to prevent all-out, Nazi-like persecution against Christians in this nation.

When the Church-Age saints go to Christ upon His call to them (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 4:1-2), America and the world will be devoid of the Church’s buffering influence. Those who accept Christ during the Tribulation will undergo the most horrific persecution of human history.

It is at this time–the disappearance of all born-again believers in the Rapture–that the Deep State within America and the world community of nations will collectively, quickly, become the Beast State.

That transformation will come within the “twinkling of an eye”:

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)  

–Terry