So, this nobody would like to lay out a scenario for you. We do not know exactly when the Lord will show up for us, so who knows how much of this we might see. We are in the process of watching an economic takedown. There will be a time of uncomfortable transition (weeks? months?) then they will roll out their new system. The system can be a one world economic system without having a single currency. The key is central control. For example, the new system could be commodity backed where each country backs their currency with what they produce. A central bank would control all of the hard assets that backed the currencies of the world, which means that bank would control the world. Again, so what?
So, after the (short?) transition period, it is possible that the world could see a time of great prosperity in the first years of the anti-Christ. What we are seeing now is the prelude, the setup for his arrival. Think about it, drag the people through doom, doom, doom, doom then voila, hey look at this! Incredible prosperity! The anti-Christ arrives to 'turn that frown upside down.' He gives them the prosperity they have been looking for, then encourages them to "do what thou wilt." It is a brilliant strategy. Why?
When do men cry out to God? When they are troubled and have no where else to turn. When does mankind forget the Lord? When they are prosperous.
|When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became
proud; then they forgot me
What will be the most effective way to destroy men's souls? That is really what this is all about, a war for souls. So how would an adversary most effectively destroy men? Through prosperity. The enemy does not want men crying out to the Lord, he wants them satisfied and complacent and seeking after their own pleasures.
This was a longwinded way of saying that this writer believes the enemy is setting up mankind. The economy is being taken down so mankind will be greeted on the other side by the anti-Christ who will offer all kinds of goodies (like economic prosperity). This plan will have a secondary effect of severely hardening the hearts of the lost against the believers who remain. Why? Because through this time of trouble, we have been preaching judgement. The lost and the self-seeking are tired of being confronted with the Holy One.
|Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting
us with the Holy One of Israel!"
When things turn around and prosperity returns, they will turn a blind eye to the pummeling of the earth by space rocks, seas turned to blood, and plagues of every kind because the anti-Christ will be giving them what they want.
Rev 9:20And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
This ^^ tells us clearly that they will be getting pounded by judgement and will not change.
The economy has passed the point of no return (long ago). We are witnessing the final acts before the takedown. This writers best guess ties exactly into the lunar tetrad cycle we see before us the next two years 2014-2015. 2014, the banks begin to fail around the world and there will be no more bailouts. Banks are already on life support so it will not take much to turn them upside down. We are witnessing the transition. Rising interest rates and the collapse of the Japanese bond market will tell us all the dominoes are about to fall.
Awareness of the closeness of these things leads this writer to yearn for the kingdom of our God. I did not chose this anti-Christ system, or world. I reject it, all of it. What are the good things, the pleasing ways to the Lord our God? What are the things that promote peace and quietness and bring our Lord's blessings instead of wrath and judgement? We should be doing those things. Today is a day to please the Lord, to be reconciled with Him in every way. Noah was found righteous in his wicked generation and what happened to him? Lot was found righteous in his city and what happened to him? Noah escaped into the ark, and Lot escaped out of Sodom.
Luke 17:26And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed themall. 30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
People can debate over this ^^ as much as they want but the plainly stated, clear fact is: ESCAPE and judgement happened on the same day. And, escape preceded judgement.
Luke 21: 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
The Lord did not have to say "all" in there, but He did:
|a prim. word
This writer has asked it a million times, what does escape ALL mean? What does "all" mean? Put Luke 21:36 into context, please. And what do you get? Luke 21 takes you through the entire tribulation period then at the end the Lord tells you to pray to escape ALL of it. How much more straightforward could it get? And yet people want to write 100 page dissertations to tell us that the scripture doesn't really mean what it says it means. By teaching and preaching against the clear reading of scripture aren't they asking to go through the tribulation? Their own words testify against them. How many 'pre-wrath' and post-trib teachers teach that the church "needs" to go through the tribulation? All of them. They have 100 different arguments for their position (all man made) but it has not occurred to them that if it was so important that the church go through the tribulation, then perhaps the Lord would have clearly identified the churches in revelation as He clearly did in Rev 2-3. But He did not, they are not there. The churches are clearly there in Rev 2-3 and they are clearly NOT THERE for the rest of the book. Argue away, I know, but but but but!
There is clearly a door open in heaven in the parable of the virgins (Matt 25), a door open in heaven in Rev 3:8, and Rev 4:1. Doors are used for people to go through, is that not straightforward enough? If there are doors open, and we know with 100% certainty that doors are used for people to pass through, then who is passing through those doors? It is irrefutible, no-brainer simple, straightforward, no linguistic gymnastics needed interpretation that the church in Rev 3:7-13 is the one presented with an open door, and they are the ones intended to pass through that door. Does the Lord open a door for that church to slam it closed in their face? No, He opened the door for them to pass through it, period end of argument.
Of course, someone will write a 200 page book to tell us that people no longer pass through doors, and the Lord really meant something else......
grace and peace