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Lights, Camera, Judgment!

"Who are you going to believe, me, or your lying eyes?" Flip Wilson


Are you as confused as I am by the flood of prophetic signs we are seeing today? It seems like the sheer volume of the signs of the times is not only overwhelming but all over the place. Even the best of us, are struggling to keep up and make sense of what's happening. For example:

  • The chaotic and unprecedented events of 2020

  • "Mostly peaceful" riots

  • January 6th viewed as worse than 9/11

  • The "jab" being used to alter the human genome

  • Ridicule of this idea (by the media, big pharma, and "experts") despite evidence to the contrary

  • The Internet of Bodies (part of the 4th Industrial Revolution) which is part of the Great Reset

  • The dismissal of these unprecedented events as "conspiracy theory"

  • The Great Reset as put forth by the WEF

  • The Great Reset ridiculed as a "conspiracy theory" by the mainstream media

  • The Euphrates River drying up

  • The concerted effort to oust PM Netanyahu

  • The popular reelection of PM Netanyahu

  • The public announcement of the Yakuna

  • Red Heifers arriving in Israel

  • The bizarre destruction of the Georgia Guidestones

  • The new climate change ten commandments

  • Election fraud concerns over mail-in ballots

  • Election concerns dismissed by states who overwhelmingly vote Democratic

  • Turkey's bizarre/chaotic relationship with NATO, Russia, and Iran

  • PM Zelensky's continued and bizarre taunting of Russia

  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine

  • China's increased aggression toward Taiwan

  • China's potential economic collapse

  • The Democrat's pursuit of a one-party government

  • The FBI raiding Pres. Trump's Mar-a-Lago home

  • The increased nuclear saber-ratting rhetoric between the US, North Korea, Iran, and Russia

Seriously, world events are all over the place these days, and were it not for Bible prophecy, we would be struggling like everyone else to make sense of where this is all leading. The problem we are currently having isn't seeing the forest for the trees (Bible prophecy helps in this regard), but being overwhelmed by the size and spread of this rapidly growing forest. IOW, things are happening at such a pace and intensity, that it's simply impossible to keep up with everything. No one ministry (no matter how well staffed) can keep up with the size and scope of all that is transpiring.


This is why it's imperative to routinely pull back and look at the major muscle movements from a more macro perspective, before drilling into the micro. Allow me to paraphrase Dr. Andy Woods's sentiments regarding this new (since 9/11) phenomenon in that regardless of what is happening "world events are always trending toward biblical fulfillment, never away from it."


If we try and follow the logic of current events only through the media and other secular sources, it would be like the proverbial fear-inducing roller coaster, with its twists and turns causing your stomach to start doing summersaults.


This uncomfortableness is by design.


When things begin to get so chaotic that nothing makes sense, understand this is by design. It is a form of distraction to overwhelm you with information so that you grow apathetic and unplug. Satan needs you watching believers, unengaged because he is attempting to mask something from the world and is hiding it in a flurry of other seemingly unrelated events.


So what is Satan hiding?


At its core, it is the establishment of his final kingdom on earth.


Green Screens & Pipe Dreams

Greenscreen definition: In modern video and photographic backdrops, a green screen is used as a 'placeholder' that can be later edited to change the background to whatever you (the editor) want it to be. This has become incredibly popular in movies and news media in order to hide/change/alter the background of what is being filmed/photographed. In other words, it is used to create fake backgrounds. Similarly, green suits are used by actors to alter the visual effects of how they appear on the screen.


Underneath and behind all of the drama and spectacles of the last few years, the kingdom of the Beast is coalescing. This kingdom, with its ten kings, antichrist, and false prophet as the main antagonists, is in the process of coming together. If you remember just one thing from this article, remember that despite everything else you see and hear, remember the general direction everything keeps moving.

This kingdom is coming together in three distinct and yet, connected, arenas: a unified global economy, a unified global political system, and the formation of a global religion.


As for all the news and events surrounding climate change, the sodomite agenda, woke politics, various peace plans, climate repentance, economic turbulence, social media drama, artificial intelligence, et. al. news of our day, it's all smoke and mirrors from Satan's vantage point. It's very much like the nations of this world who are currently treading water in the choppy waves, unaware of the undertow pulling them further away from the shore so he (Satan) can drown them. He has to drown them so he can resurrect them into the future chimeric monstrosity of a global government and then bring them back to the shore to conquer.


Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:1-4


Although steeped in symbolism, the symbolism in the passage above is not arbitrary or unknowable. Its attributes and definitions can be found in Daniel 2, 7-8 and Revelation 17. This global government is coming, and its formation is almost complete. But before it can fully coalesce, the old world order, with its nationalism, fiat currencies, diverse religions, and fractured economies, MUST be broken. The old world order has to be broken before it can be welded back together through regional imperialism (via the Great Reset), into its monstrous final form.


Although the globalists are currently using "woke politics" and progressive ideology to help break the current system, it (the beast kingdom) will not actually allow these things to be part of their new world order. They know these progressive policies don't actually work and they know how destructive they are, however, at present, it is simply a tool being used today to create an army of useful idiots (ex. see Covid jab and mask propagandists) to help speed the destruction along.


For the record, if these jabby stormtroopers weren't complicit in this illegal and unethical social intimidation to force an untested and ineffective on an unwilling population, why are they now asking for amnesty?


Conclusion


Now, with regard to God's overarching prophetic plans for the human race, we need not ever worry. His strategic vision will always outmaneuver Satan's schemes, no matter how devious. To this end, take comfort in the fact that Satan has been both duped and thwarted at each key turning point of our storied history here on planet earth. His most notable setbacks were:

  • The curse (the Protoevangelium) in the garden (Genesis 3:15)

  • The Noahic Flood (Gen. 6:9-10)

  • The dispersion at the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-10)

  • At the birth of Christ (Matthew 2:16)

  • At the Cross (1 Corinthians 2:7-8)

As I mentioned in my "Building Back Babel" article, Satan's growing desperation is forcing him to abandon smaller skirmishes like Roe v. Wade in favor of his wider agenda. In his mind, he will no longer risk losing the war at the expense of winning a few battles. Making an assumption here, but he must understand (at some level) that the deck is stacked impossibly against him, yet, he knows his fate is beyond horror and he is doing everything he can to avoid that. This is why, whatever he does, and whatever he has his demonic minions doing, is only ever to keep advancing the ball forward. Sometimes, it's a battle of inches (the slow and methodical march of corruption over time), and sometimes, it's the Hail Mary throw that gets him close to the goal line (ex. the Holocaust).


His problem, at least for the past two thousand years, is that there has been a Holy Spirit-infused body of believers known as the Church, which is being used as a mighty weapon against his devilish machinations.


And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:18-19


Just like a corrupt government does not want an educated and informed public, neither does Satan want a prophetically astute and alert Church. That is why he spent this same two thousand years attempting to confuse and divide the Church, especially with regard to biblical eschatology. Back in the second and third centuries, Satan even used well-intentioned Christians like Origen and Augustine to promulgate unbiblical hermeneutics and eschatologies. At the time, it didn't seem like a big deal. However, those little seeds of error inculcated centuries-long periods of church dormancy which has allowed Satan to kingdom-build in a rather unimpeded fashion.


All that preparatory work is finally paying off in this final generation. At a time when the Church should have been most effective in warning the world of the signs of the times, rather, she is largely asleep at the wheel. From Satan's perspective, it's much easier to label and cancel a small group of believers as "conspiracy theorists" for believing in something like "the Rapture," than it is to cancel one billion Christians.


Regardless of all of Satan's smoke and mirror operations, and his gratuitous use of green screens to alter people's perceptions, God is neither confused nor distracted. Despite the Church's predicted failings with regard to being watchmen, God's got it all under control. He gave Israel (via the Old Testament) and the Church (via the Old and New) Bible prophecy to forewarn us of things to come. Furthermore, He gave us Bible prophecy not to tantalize our imaginations but to let us share in His glory in preparing the world to come. However, precious few have taken up this mantle. Nevertheless, time is running out for our adversary as the clock continues to wind down. Satan, his demonic legions, and the wicked of this world are heading for defeat and ruin, but we have a glorious victory up ahead. Our fifth quarter activities will include a celebration unlike any has ever seen.


Don't let Satan's current political theatrics deceive you into believing that they are winning; they aren't. Wickedness might be rising, but its fate is already sealed, and judgment is coming. They will not escape the hour of testing that is coming upon the world. In the meantime, continue to warn your friends, family, and neighbors about what is coming. They may not listen, but the seeds will be planted nonetheless. Stay alert, stay engaged, and lean into the storm. We are near the finish line, and our future is exceedingly bright and unbelievably glorious.


Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ Rev. 3:11-13


Maranatha!


"Crowns" art design by Pete Garcia

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