As Christians, we are called to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom. At Rapture Ready we feel it is more imperative than ever for believers to stand together in prayerful unity as the world continues on a downward spiral toward the Tribulation hour. Calamity causes people to waste huge amounts of time fixated on watching the destruction instead of praying for protection and God’s miraculous interventions.
The Bible is filled with verses encouraging us to stay focused on praying for God’s will for our lives; for the safety and
Up to the final moments of our days on earth, until the day of the Rapture of the Church, we are dedicated to be prayer warriors for the cause of Christ. We have added this new page to invite and motivate our fellow believers to pray for the most pressing needs of the day.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2)
DESTABILIZATION; CONTAMINATION: TIME’S RUNNING OUT TO FIND SALVATION
“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17:30).
Michigan flood called ‘500-year’ event. Floodwaters overtook two dams and forced evacuation of 10,000 people. There’s concern that floodwaters are mixing with containment ponds at a Dow Chemical plant.
Major flooding hits Chicago, city on pace to break the monthly May rainfall record. Severe thunderstorms and two probable tornadoes, ripped through the Chicago area on May 17, causing major flooding and leading to numerous water rescues.
Giant hail, some as big as melons, hits San Luis Potosi, Mexico. An intense storm accompanied by hail on May 17 smashed vehicles, damaged roofs of many houses, and disrupted power services. Three people were slightly injured.
Disaster fatigue’ could threaten hurricane season preparedness. The official start is less than two weeks away, and Tropical Storm Arthur has already hit the East Coast. Emergency officials are concerned that the economic and emotional toll COVID-19 has taken on individuals will impact their ability to effectively prepare. “They’re tired of seeing the numbers. They’re tired of seeing the news media. They’re tired,” said, Bill Wheeler, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator in Harris County, Texas.
Early winter blast, record rain hit much of the eastern seaboard of Australia. In much of the eastern seaboard, severe weather conditions were forecast to last until the weekend as the country experiences an early winter blast. Queensland recorded 450 mm (1.5 feet) of rain in a 48-hour period to May 22, its highest two-day rainfall total in 29 years. Post tropical cyclone Mangga was expected to merge with a storm system Saturday night as it approached the western coast of Australia, causing conditions to gradually deteriorate through Sunday with heavy, windswept rain.
Late season snow and unusually cold May temperatures from parts of North America to Europe since early May, causing records to tumble in several areas as the cold Arctic air ripped through west to east.
Tropical Cyclone Amphan left over 100 people dead and thousands homeless in India and Bangladesh after it made landfall on May 20. The storm left a path of destruction in both countries’ coastal areas, affecting millions. In Bangladesh, a resident said, “I have never seen such a cyclone in my life. It seemed like the end of the world. All I could do was to pray… Almighty *Allah saved us.”
*The Quran calls for migration and jihad to take over for Islam as their Allah’s only guarantee of salvation. But the Only True God came in the flesh to die for the sins of all who turn to Him, Christ Jesus. “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Two shallow earthquakes hit off California’s North Coast late Sunday and early Monday, a 4.7 and a 5.5. The quakes were felt, but there were no reports of major damage.
Deadly Earthquake Strikes Southwest China. A 5.0 quake on Monday killed at least four people and injured 23 others.
Earthquake Swarm off the Coast of Greece. Three Monday (5.8, 5.3 and 5.1); Four Tuesday (4.8 to 4.9); One Wednesday (4.7); Three Thursday (4.7 and 5.1 and a 6.2); One Saturday (5.2).
6.2 earthquake struck central Mediterranean Sea. The epicenter of the quake, about 240 km (149 miles) southwest of Greece’s Methoni region. This is the second earthquake to hit the Mediterranean this month, after an earthquake of magnitude 6 struck the Greek island of Crete on May 2.
Earthquake in Kiruna: Most powerful in Sweden in 12 years. The 4.9 caused rocks to crash into the LKAB mine in several places. The mining company is the largest iron ore producer in Europe. Workers were evacuated immediately, but there was work at the site on Monday to get the water pumps running in the mine and prevent the water level from reaching the power plant.
Seismologists in South Korea are concerned about an unusual rash of earthquakes in the Korean peninsula in recent weeks. Some suggest this sudden upsurge in seismic activity might be a precursor to a major quake. The Korean Peninsula is not traditionally considered part of the Ring of Fire.
DAYS OF LOT REVISITATION
Pixar’s new short film ‘Out’ features first gay main character. The computer animation studio is owned by Disney. The film follows the story of Greg who struggles with coming out to his parents before moving in with his boyfriend, Manuel. Disney referred to it as “heartwarming.”
In Democrat-run Michigan, Gay Club Operates While Barber’s License is Suspended. State regulators suspended a barber’s license for opening this month even though he follows safety protocols and wears a mask. The barber’s shop is apparently open while fighting it out in court. The 77-year-old barber, Karl Manke, says he has to make a living. But Club Tabu opened May 1. Apparently, shutting down an elderly man who wears a mask and follows safety protocols in his shop is more important. One of the services offered at Club Tabu are “glory holes” in the wall in a dark passage for members to “service” each other.
Church of England school assigns disgusting sexual homework to 11- to 14-year-old students. Archbishop Sentamu Academy assigned the homework to pupils, requiring they define terms such as “transvestite,” hardcore porn,” and more. Other portions of the assignment included research on subjects such as soft porn, hardcore porn, transsexual porn, female genital mutilation, wet dreams, breast ironing, etc. The principal said, “Materials we share with students are produced in line with government guidance, PSHE Association Programmes of Study and the Sex Education Forum’s definition of Sex Education. They also cover the Equality Act of 2010.”
See what happens when churches and their schools must conform to government standards? (This lasciviousness is taught in public schools.) And there are teachers, “Christian in name only” who have crept in. Jude warned about false teachers creeping in who “turn the grace of our God into lasciviousness.” Any school that calls itself Christian, yet allows such teaching, is not really Christian.
“Woe unto them!…These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever” (See Jude 1).
Mars Wrigley Candy Giant says “Only One Rainbow Matters during Pride” [month]. Skittles candy is “donating its rainbow” in honor of LGBT Pride Month. Gray candy packs state, “Only one rainbow matters during Pride.” [FYI: The only rainbow that should matter is God’s rainbow, and it’s not the LGBT one.] Every pack bought donates a dollar to GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Defamation is “harming someone’s reputation by spreading falsehoods.” [FYI: God’s Word does not lie. Repent and turn to Christ in sincerity.] Though it’s the first time the initiative is seen in the US, ‘Give the Rainbow’ campaign is well-established in UK, Canada, and Germany. Yet, never satisfied, some have claimed its “whiteness to denote equality is racist.”
ABORTION ABOMINATION: MURDER WITHOUT HESITATION
Planned Parenthood Affiliates Received $80 Million in Paycheck Protection Program Loans in violation of the rules of the relief program.
Unsealed docs show Planned Parenthood charged $25 Grand for baby parts, blood samples within months in 2012. PP denies it, but undercover videos prove otherwise. Yet it’s those who produced the undercover videos who are being persecuted. Former PP director Abby Johnson said her clinic in Texas had quotas and sought to “turn every client interaction into a revenue-generating visit.” “This is literally what I have been saying for years,” Johnson said. “They are charging. They have just been line iteming it under different wording…when the process for handling the POC (product of conception) after an abortion isn’t any different. “You either throw it in a biohazard bag that stays in the clinic or a styrofoam container that goes to the procurement company,” she added.
Feminist Defends Joe Biden Over Tara Reade: “I Would Vote For Joe Biden If He Boiled Babies and Ate Them” said Katha Pollitt, columnist who defended presidential candidate Joe Biden from allegations of sexual assault by his former senate staffer Tara Reade.
Satan has found a home in Dem party leadership and is up to his old tricks. Though we don’t agree with ‘doctrines of men’ of the Catholic church, this priest, Michael Orsi, is right in his analysis of the Democrat Party. He speaks about the Party’s support of abortion. “The devil has made his home among the leadership of the Democrat Party for some time now, and found it a most hospitable environment… every prominent Democrat figure is totally committed to abortion — even partial-birth abortion and post-delivery abortion, which is to say infanticide.”
CONTAMINATION OF GOD’S CREATION
Scientists Made a Mouse That’s 4 Percent Human. Scientists at University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have bred a new form of human-mouse chimera with the highest incidence of human cells ever recorded. Chimeras are made up of a mixture of genetically different tissues—in this case, mouse cells and human stem cells.
APOSTASY ACCELERATION; ONE-RELIGION INTEGRATION UNDER GUISE OF TOLERATION
Ramadan: German church opens doors for Muslim prayers. Martha Lutheran church opened its doors to Muslim worshippers unable to fit into their mosque under new social distancing rules.
Canada: Churches leave Mennonite denomination over theology, LGBT stance. Congregations from three Anabaptist churches in Ontario left over theological concerns, some of which relate to issues of sexuality and salvation. This has led to other Mennonite denominational divisions in recent years.
In an April article titled “John Paul II: A Saint to Pray to In These Difficult Times,” the writer quoted Francis’ comment: “On the eve of the 15th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s death, Francis said: “In these difficult times that we are living, I encourage you to trust in Divine Mercy and in Saint John Paul II’s intercession.’” Then on May 17, the eve of the 100th anniversary of John Paul II’s birth, Francis said, “Tomorrow marks the centenary of the birth of Saint John Paul II… At 7:00 AM, I will celebrate Holy Mass, which will be broadcast all over the world, at the altar where his mortal remains rest.” He said, “May St. John Paul II intercede for peace in the world.”
Yet the Bible says Jesus is the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5).
During the mass in front of the altar where John Paul’s remains now lie (since his promotion by the Vatican to “sainthood”), Francis spoke of John Paul’s promotion of “social justice.” The social justice of which Francis and the leftist “progressives” speak is man-centered rather than God-centered. Man-centered social justice is the promotion of socialism and communism; it’s not justice at all. Socialism leads to the opposite of prosperity. Its takes away freedom, security, and incentive and ends up in the equal sharing of misery.
In 2011, before the ceremony in which John Paul II was made a “saint” by the Catholic church, his coffin was removed from its tomb and a private ceremony was held before it as priests and nuns kissed the coffin. Then it was brought outside and kept on display for a few hours before taking it to St. Peter’s Basilica. A massive crowd waited while monks were on their knees before the display.
When Cornelius bowed down to Peter in worship, Peter said, ” Stand up; I myself also am a man” (Acts 10:25–26).
In 2014, Francis admitted he took the rosary cross from a dead priest in his open casket (who’s referred to as the “great confessor” of Buenos Aires, who heard confessions from most of his diocesan priests). Francis still wears it in a fabric pouch under his cassock. “…I took the cross, and with just a bit of force I removed it,” he said. “And in that moment, I looked at him [the dead priest] and I said “Give me half your mercy.”
The Bible tells us not to attempt to inquire of the dead (necromancy); it’s an abomination to God. (See Deuteronomy 18:10-12.) By doing this, you are inviting a “familiar” demonic spirit, not the deceased you think you’re hearing from.
ISLAM’S UNHOLY CONFRONTATIONS; TERRORISTIC INFILTRATION
Second Terrorist Attack at a Naval Air Station, this time in Corpus Christi, Texas, also by a Muslim.
In the Thursday morning attack, the gunman, Adam Alsahli, a Syrian-born U.S. citizen, opened fire, wounding one sailor. The assailant was killed. The shooter supported terrorism. Alsahli had been a student at Del Mar College. The shooting comes months after a Saudi Air Force officer, Mohammed Alshamrani, who was training at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, killed three U.S. sailors and wounded eight other people. He’d been in touch with al-Qaida operatives about terrorist planning.
Thousands of Iranians ask Israel for asylum, help. The number of Iranians asking Israel for help has spiked in recent months, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands are asking to come to Israel for medical assistance or to emigrate. There are lots of Iranians in Iran and in the Diaspora that support Israel, reject the regime and want to see a different future between the two countries.
HATRED OF GOD’S CHOSEN NATION
Cyberattack: Anti-Israel message takes over multiple Israeli websites. As Islam’s Al-Quds Day began Thursday, Muslim hackers called “Hackers Of Savior” attacked Israeli websites and replaced them with the anti-Israel video and text. “The countdown of Israel destruction has begun since a long time ago,” was one statement. The page title was changed to “Be Ready for a Big Surprise.”
Iran leader says Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’ to be destroyed. Iran’s supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the statement in an annual Quds Day speech in support of the “Palestinians.”
CHRISTIANS FACE DISCRIMINATION
“NAZI-LIKE MEASURES” Kansas City Orders Churches to Turn Over Membership Lists. Democrat Mayor Quinton Lucas ordered pastors to turn over names, address and phone numbers of anyone who enters church houses. The city’s order states: “Religious gatherings, including but not limited to, weddings, funerals, memorial services, and wakes, of ten persons inside or 10% of building occupancy (whichever number is greater) and 50 people outside may resume, provided social distancing is maintained and event organizers maintain a record of attendees.”
In China: Teachers Forced to Renounce Faith, Become CCP’s Political Pawns. To warrant “proper” indoctrination of students, China’s regime probes and punishes religious teachers, ensures that not a single faith-related word is said in class.
Shock Report Reveals India’s Extreme Levels of Persecution Against Christians in a disturbing effort to make India completely Hindu. Churches are destroyed, pastors beaten, Bibles burned – all while the government turns a blind eye to the violence.
8 Christians arrested in India while preparing relief packages for the poor. Police accused them of violating a social distancing order by holding a worship meeting (locals falsely reported this). Along with the pastor and three church members, police arrested the homeowner’s three sons and their cousin who were not members of the church. The police used vulgar language and beat the church members with clubs.
TREACHEROUS DESTABILIZATION; POWER-MAD MANIPULATION
67,000 criminals released so far under coronavirus jailbreak. And crime keeps rising. Is this the country for which our soldiers sacrificed their lives? Americans get arrested for simply opening businesses that don’t even attract large crowds, while career dangerous criminals are let out of jails and prisons in astounding numbers. This has nothing to do with fear of prisoners dying of coronavirus. Just a few hundred deaths have been recorded out of 2.2 million inmates, lower than that of the general population. In most prisons, the overwhelming majority who tested positive were asymptomatic and are now immune and have been for some time. Thus, there is no reason to release large numbers of convicted criminals, most of whom are young and healthy.
West Virginia: task force uncovered mail-in ballot fraud scheme. Surprise, surprise… not. As voters prepared for the state’s elections, an alert was issued to be wary of potential voter fraud schemes, largely connected to the “ability of fraudsters to steal or manipulate absentee ballots now that more people will use a mail-in, absentee ballot due to social distancing measures.” West Virginia law doesn’t allow for disclosure of the “details.” West VA has been a solidly Republican state for the past 20 years, so we wonder who would feel the need to commit voter fraud…
NAACP Responds to Joe Biden Comments: We Never Endorsed Him, Or Anyone. In an interview, Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” He claimed, “The NAACP has endorsed me every time I’ve run.” He lied. [Trump, not Dems, has done a lot to advance the black community. The Democrats want the black vote, all the while giving them just enough to keep them down and de-incentivized.]
In New York: Chinese national lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid. Muge Ma created two bogus businesses and falsely claimed he was trying to procure COVID-19 tests and protective equipment in an official capacity for New York state. He also claimed he was paying millions to hundreds of workers when he was really his only employee, working out of his posh $1.5 million Manhattan condominium.
China to Invest $1 Trillion In New Plan to Overtake US in Technology. Purposefully invoking the spirit of “Made in China 2025,” China’s masterplan calls on urban governments and private tech giants like Huawei Technologies to lay 5G wireless networks, install cameras and sensors, and develop AI software.” This means China will create the supreme police state dystopia even more powerful than the current one. Such initiatives have drawn fierce criticism from the Trump administration, resulting in moves to block the rise of Chinese tech companies such as Huawei.
PLAGUE AND PESTILENCE AMPLIFICATION
Countries across East Africa and the Horn of Africa are witnessing a “triple threat” from overlapping disasters as the coronavirus, locusts and flooding inundate communities across the region. Widespread flooding across Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda has led to the displacement of over 500,000 and killed nearly 300. The floods have slowed intervention operations against the most severe locust crisis in the region has seen in decades.
PANDEMIC: EXAGGERATED LEGISLATION; SEQUESTRATION; OBSERVATION; INSTIGATION; RUINATION; VACCINATION OF THE NATIONS
Dr. Zelenko promises Use of hydroxychloroquine with Zinc will end coronavirus plague. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, he said, “This virus is here to stay, it’s not going to disappear…it’ll be around; it’ll probably mutate as well. That’s okay though,” he added. “My data will show that if you initiate treatment within the first five days, you have an 85% reduction in death and hospitalization. What that means is that this infection becomes no different than any other infection.” He said, “I can give you reasons why there’s resistance; it’s very simple. It’s called politics, profit, arrogance, and fear.”
Speaking of Hydroxychloroquine, this SHORT CLIP IS A MUST WATCH. It’s from a TV series titled “The Dead Zone” based on a 1979 novel by Stephen King. (Though King didn’t mention a plague in his book, this episode of the TV series does.) It’s from 2003 and prophetic to say the least!
$21 Million Brooklyn Field Hospital Shuts Down: COVID-19 Patients Treated — Zero. The facility was part of Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s demand for thousands of additional hospital beds for what he predicted would be a massive influx of COVID patients. The city built smaller facilities at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center (350 beds) and Stony Point on Long Island, along with a 2,910-bed medical center at the Javitz Center. All told, the city shelled out $350 million for facilities it never needed.
Many field hospitals went largely unused, will be shut down. New tent hospitals sit empty on two suburban New York college campuses, never having treated a coronavirus patient. Convention centers that were turned into temporary hospitals in other cities went mostly unused. A Navy hospital ship that offered help in Manhattan is to depart. When virus infections slowed down or fell short of worst-case predictions, the globe was left with barely used or unused field hospitals.
Dershowitz says forced coronavirus vaccination could happen. He said people who object to being vaccinated may be forced to submit to further quarantine. He emphasized that no one has a right to “circulate in society without being vaccinated.” “If the vaccine is extremely safe, then the state does have the right to tell you to take it,” he said.
Pope says coronavirus vaccine must be shared worldwide. Francis called for international scientific cooperation to discover a vaccine for coronavirus and said it should be available around the world.
Trust these so-called experts? Sure… not! On May 12, CNBC reported: “Dr. Anthony Fauci warns Congress reopening risks more outbreaks and backfires on local economies.” Then on May 22, CNBC reported that “Dr. Anthony Fauci says staying closed for too long could cause irreparable damage.” CNBC also reported on May 12: “Fauci tells Congress: “There’s no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective.” Another worry among epidemiologists, Fauci said, is that the vaccine backfires and strengthens the virus.
Bill Gates and Other Medical Experts on Different Pages: Other experts say ‘Hydroxychloroquine is safer’ than the planned vaccine. Dr. Jane Orient of the Assoc. of American Physicians and Surgeons, said, “People are reacting strongly over the effect of hydroxychloroquine, but it’s much safer than this vaccine.” The vaccine [they’re working on now] has not been used before. Dr. Marilyn Singleton, former president of AAPS, said, “Bill Gates, the second largest donor to WHO, appears to be running the world response to COVID-19. No HCQ — you must get sick and die waiting for the vaccine that Gates will fund and profit from.” “Ignoring requests for other types of aid, Gates has peddled his vaccines as the cure of all the ills of developing countries while violating human rights and informed-consent laws and sidelining other effective solutions,” she continued.
Italian MP: Gates Must Be Charged by International Criminal Court with Crimes Against Humanity. During a speech before parliament, Sara Cunial MP slammed President Giuseppe Conte for teaming with Bill Gates in a “global coup.” She’s not the first to accuse Gates of being unfit to dictate world health policy. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Gates “landed the job of dictating world health policy with no election, no appointment, no oversight and no accountability… Does anybody else think this is creepy?” “Vaccines, for Bill Gates, are a strategic philanthropy that feed his many vaccine-related businesses (including Microsoft’s ambition to control a global vac ID enterprise) and give him dictatorial control over global health policy—the spear tip of corporate neo-imperialism,” Kennedy wrote.
Former Harvard Medical School professor and founder of the university’s cancer and HIV/AIDS research departments, William Haseltine, spoke about “scientific” claims being made of so-called positive progress regarding coronavirus testing when evidence is sketchy and the data is not being shown. He criticized Fauci (though they’re friends) for possibly shading evidence. [But these shaders don’t want anything positive said about hydroxychloroquine, or herd immunity.]
500 doctors sign letter to Trump to end coronavirus shutdown, say it will cause more deaths. They point to increased suicides, increased drug and alcohol consumption, and domestic and child abuse. The letter estimates 150,000 Americans each month that the shutdown remains in place would have had new cancer detected, and millions more missing dental exams that could discover problems linked to heart disease. Tell that to globalists who’ve found this pandemic so “convenient.” Tell that to Democrat governors who are tyrannical in their guidelines. Also, due to the checks and balances in our Constitution, governmental power is split between federal and state officials.
Trump calls for churches to reopen. He said he plans to “override” governors who are not allowing churches to reopen. “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship — that’s not right,” he said.
VIDEO: OUR COVID FUTURE, 10 Points to Consider with Tom Gilbert. Biblical proportions pestilences have occurred many times, but is Covid 19 one of the signs of the end of the age of Grace? Could Covid 19 cause global economic collapse? How many nations could handle a catastrophe now after pumping so much money into controlling Covid 19? Will this virus bring about higher inflation and socialism?
How Fear, Groupthink Drove Unnecessary Global Lockdowns. From Zero Hedge: Odds of COVID-19 deaths are roughly in line with baseline odds of dying in any given year. Yet we put billions of young healthy people under house arrest, stopped cancer screenings, and sunk ourselves into the worst level of unemployment since the Great Depression. This from a virus that bears a survival rate of 99.99% if you’re healthy under age 50. New York City reached over a 25% infection rate, yet 99.98% under age 45 survived. The lockdown argument is that it would’ve been worse without such a step. But Sweden never closed primary schools, restaurants, or businesses, and never mandated masks, yet 99.998% under age 60 have survived and their hospitals were never overburdened.
Hertz Files for Bankruptcy; 16,000 Employees Let Go, but CEO Made Over $9 Million. And more layoffs will come. After 100 years in business, Hertz filed for bankruptcy, yet another Covid-19 casualty joining J.C. Penney, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Gold’s Gym, Pier 1 and the McClatchy newspaper chain. A lot of Hertz’ problems were of its own making. Former CEO Kathryn Marinello succinctly summed up Hertz’s sad state of affairs, “No business is built for zero revenue.” In a regulatory filing for fiscal year 2019, Marinello walked away with $9,138,362 in total compensation – $1,450,000 salary, $1,405,050 bonus, $567,663 in stock options, $5,635,758 awarded as stock, and $79,891 from other compensation.”
Chile: In Santiago where the poorest in Chile reside, the coronavirus is allegedly soaring, and residents are involved in riotous protests over no jobs and no food. Santiago began a total lockdown on Friday. Claudia Pizarro, mayor of the suburb of La Pintana, criticized Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, for failing to deliver on aid.
In Italy, divorce up 30% as lockdown pushes couples to the brink. Two months of pent-up frustration and irritation during Italy’s lockdown have led to a dramatic rise in divorce proceedings, lawyers said. “For some couples, the equilibrium relied on the fact that they didn’t see each other very often or they were able to see their lovers,” said Annamaria de Pace, a divorce lawyer. Though Italy has one of the lowest divorce rates, it’s number three in adultery (Denmark is number two; Thailand is number one).
CONTACT TRACING; USURPATION; POPULATION DOMINATION
The pope joined forces with Microsoft and IBM to create a doctrine for ethical AI and facial recognition. Here’s how the Vatican wants to shape AI. From February: How’d we miss this?! Vatican’s “Rome Call for AI Ethics” said AI tools should be built “with focus not on technology, but for the good of humanity and the environment.” Reuters’ link says, “The Rome conference was the latest example of the Vatican trying to stay ahead of the curve on technology and social issues in order to influence pioneers of the future, regardless of their religion.” Microsoft and IBM endorsed the Vatican document. All this high tech will be useful in the Tribulation for the False Prophet and the Antichrist.
COVID-19 Phone Location Tracking: Yes, It’s Happening Now. A few days ago, EFF warned that governments have not shown these surveillance technologies “would make a significant contribution to containing COVID-19,” arguing that without such proof there is no justification. “Indeed,” they added, “governments have not even been transparent about their plans and rationales.”
ISRAEL AND ANNEXATION; “PEACE” PLAN; PROBES AND PROVOCATION
Senate Democrats warn Netanyahu and Gantz against sovereignty. A group of US Democrat senators sent a letter warning against an Israeli move to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn warns Israel’s new government against applying Israeli law in parts of Judea and Samaria. “We are working vigorously to prevent annexation of occupied Palestinian territories,” he says.
EU: We will not recognize any changes to 1967 borders. The European Union’s High Rep for Foreign Affairs said the EU will not accept an Israeli move to apply sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria.
Abbas: PA no longer bound by agreements with Israel and U.S. The so-called “Palestinian” president says the decision also extends to security cooperation. Abbas made the announcement during an emergency meeting to coordinate PA response to Israel’s declared intention to extend sovereignty over West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley.
WARS AND RUMORS IMPLICATIONS
PA suspends security ties with Israel, Hamas warns uprising underway. The “Palestinian” Authority also suspended contacts with the CIA. Hamas welcomes the move and warns of a new intifada.
Iraq: Rocket lands near US embassy inside Baghdad’s Green Zone. A rocket hit an empty house in the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone. It was launched from an eastern district of Baghdad and was the first to land in the high-security zone in weeks.
US Navy sends subs to sea as message to China‘s bullying. China has been accused of intensifying its occupation of man-made islands and bullying other nations in the region while much of the world has been focused on the pandemic. “Our operations are a demonstration of our willingness to defend our interests and freedoms under international law,” Rear Adm. Blake Converse, Pacific sub force commander based at Pearl Harbor, said.
In other news, the deadline is approaching for this administration to certify (by Monday) whether China is respecting the autonomy of Hong Kong, and whether China is abusing special trade privileges the U.S. still allots to the territory, but not to China itself. If the administration can’t certify China’s compliance, it’s supposed to trigger a series of sanctions — including possible punitive tariffs and loss of visa travel privileges. This decision took on added heft Thursday after reports that China’s legislature is preparing to impose new national security rules on Hong Kong.
Eyeing Iran, US warns to stay 100 meters away from its warships. The US Navy issued a warning to mariners in the Gulf to stay 109 yards away from US warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures” It follows an incident last month in which 11 Iranian vessels came close to US Navy and Coast Guard ships in the Gulf, in what the US military called “dangerous and provocative” behavior.
U.S. to sell Taiwan $180 million of torpedoes. China claims Taiwan is its territory. The U.S government notified Congress of a possible sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan. The US, like most countries, has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but is bound by law to provide the island with the means to defend itself.
U.S. masses planes at Japan base to show foes and allies it can handle coronavirus. “It shows both our adversaries as well as our allies in Japan the importance of our placement, the importance of our ability to execute our mission,” base Vice Commander, Colonel Jason Mills, said. U.S. forces are stationed in Japan to defend its Asian ally from attack from North Korea, but also to check China’s growing influence in the wider region, including Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.
Japanese Military to Receive New Assault Rifles Amid Rising Tensions with China. Purchase of the weapons comes at a time when Chinese maritime war drills have picked up around Taiwan, the East China Sea, and the South China Sea and increased further during the global pandemic.
Saudi Writer Abdulhameed Al-Ghobain says Saudi’s don’t want to side with “Palestinians” anymore and has been establishing warm relations with Israel. Al-Ghobain says “Palestinians” contribute nothing; they just go by feelings. [The Saudi government is not innocent when it comes to human rights, etc., but needs Israel’s backing of protection against war-mongering Iran.] Just as the Bible tells us would be the case in the last days when the Russian-Arab alliance comes against Israel to take a spoil in the battle of Ezekiel 38-39, Saudi Arabia (Sheba and Dedan) will not actively participate.
Iran’s supreme leader releases anti-Israel ‘final solution’ poster. The poster was released from Khamenei’s office to celebrate Quds Day, the annual Iranian regime rally calling for Israel’s destruction. The picture shows a conquered Jerusalem with photos of the late Quds Force terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani. Khamenei said, “We will support and assist any nation or any group anywhere who opposes and fights the Zionist regime, and we do not hesitate to say this.”
God says, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it…
“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon” (Zechariah 12:2-3, 10-11).
“And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth” (Zechariah 14:12).
PENTECOST: HOLY SPIRIT IMPLANTATION
Pentecost, is next Sunday, May 31. As we know, on Pentecost, Jesus sent the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to dwell in His believers.
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting… And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues… And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language” (Acts 2:1-6).
RAPTURE FIRST, THEN TRIBULATION
One day soon, the restraining power of the Holy Spirit will depart along with us when Jesus catches us up in the rapture to escape the coming wrath on this wicked world.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-10).
“Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour” (1 John 2:18).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:16-19).