Prosperity will destroy more mens souls than hard times ever will. When men are oppressed, they tend to seek the face of the Lord. When things are going well, they forget him.
This time of economic doom and gloom, is the beginning of the end. This downturn is setting up the next economic boom that will have the stage set perfectly for the anti-christ.
Looking at the time chart I put in yesterdays post, I wonder, what will happen if Obama takes this economic mess we are in today, and has it turned around by 2011? You can see from the Kondratiev cycle, that whoever is president will get credit for that turnaround in the economy. Already Obama is getting the adoration of the Son of God himself, if he 'fixes' the economy, can you imagine how people will feel about him?
This time of economic hardship is a last chance, in my opinion, for people to get right with Jesus. These times are a blessing, not a curse, if they lead men to repentance and salvation.
The economic bottom in 2011 looks like a ripe time for the man of sin, aka the anti-christ, to sign that 'covenant with many' that begins the tribulation. He shall destroy many through peace...
If the tribulation begins in 2011 (I'm speculating here, pure speculation) then we know the rapture occurs sometime between today and 2011. We also know that Israel is due for at least 1 more war, and it looks to be due any day now, its the war prophesied of in Psalm 83, the arab confederation.
Two things set the stage for the coming prosperity: the rapture of the church, and the covenant with many. You and I should pray that we may be counted worthy to escape all thats about to happen (Luke 21:36), that includes the coming satanic prosperity.
The 'escape' could occur at any moment, any day now, perhaps today. Jesus is coming at a time we do not expect him...
The wise thing to do is to be watching and ready in every season, just like the bible tells us. At least one major reason that the Lord does not tell this wicked generation what is to come, is if they knew, they'd use it as a license to sin.
The Laodicean church, the church on the scene at the very end, says of itself: Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.....that is indicative of prosperity. We were in a period of prosperity, and the rapture/tribulation did not occur. Today, people (even the rich) are not saying of themselves "I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing." What does that mean? There must be another time of prosperity, where the apostate church is saying "I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing."
On the other hand, the philadelphia church, the one that gets to escape, is weak, patient, and holds on to the Word. There's no mention of prosperity with this church, in fact the picture of the philadelphia church is a picture of today, a weak and scattered true church.
This entire financial crisis is being orchestrated from behind the scenes to usher in the new world order. Banks have money to lend, I know this because our taxpayer dollars are being given to the banks by the dump truck full, yet they still wont lend....even with dollars that they can lose with no penalty to them. You know why? By purposefully witholding credit, you can create a crisis and keep people in fear. This entire financial mess has been designed to bring people to their knees. Once people are on their knees, they will beg for a solution, they will beg for 'the good ole days.' That solution will be given, in the form of a man. He is known as the man of perdition, the man of sin, the anti-christ.
In military strategy, its often useful to pound and area with artillery and airstrikes before sending in the tanks and infantry. You want to 'soften' the enemy resistance to your attack. Right now, the world is being pounded by financial artillery and airstrikes so when the new world order tanks and artillery roll in, people will roll over and play dead.
Its amazing watching the end of the world take shape. We must continue to pray, to watch, to be ready.
I've done some speculating, but who knows which stuff the Lord has given me and which He has not. I was up at o'darkhundred again this morning seeking the face of the Lord, that He would give me something to give to you. I have asked the Lord for His words. I could care less about what I have to say, I want to know what He has to say. We have that already in the bible, but a look at how the church is supposed to operate show ALOT of prophesy going on. Prophesy is for the edification of the church. If we ever needed edification, if we ever needed prophets, it would be today.
1 Corinthians 14 : 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted
What we are witnessing around us today, is the end of the world...its the end of the world as you know it. Trick is, its happening over time, so its harder to stick you thumb on it. Since 9/11 the water temperature has been increased a degree at a time, slowly but surely. We're getting close to the boiling point, the end of the 'old world' you grew up in, and a 'new world' is on the horizon. Its a satanic world order that we see coming, but it will be short lived.
Prosperity will destroy many many souls. The plan for the coming prosperity is the same one that got Obama elected. Put in a facist (bush) and people will get so sick and tired of him that next time they'll pick a communist (obama). Back and forth we go between the same evils over and over and over again. Same trick different day.
If the tribulation is going to start during the next economic upturn, and we will escape (Luke 21:36) before the tribulation/next economic upswing, that means for true believers all we will see between now and the rapture is doom and gloom. The economy will continue to get worse. Look at the chart I posted yesterday for my best guess at how the economy will pan out.
I guess we are going to find out how all this works out in short order. Time is short, that has'nt changed. Time is short for the world, but it may be shorter for me or you. Nobody guaranteed you that you will live through this day. Get right and stay right with the Son of God, the true Jesus. If the Lord told you what is going to happen, what would you do with that knowledge..think about it.
grace and peace