I want to spend time in this article discussing two concepts that I think encapsulate the times in which we live. Ironically, both concepts are from the late psychiatrist Carl Jung, who, along with Sigmund Freud and Friedrich Nietzsche, make up the triumvirate of 19th-20th century’s “greatest minds” when it comes to understanding human behavior, humanist philosophy, and the human mind. To my knowledge, Jung was not a born-again believer.
With that said, he was an intelligent man who attempted to understand the human condition apart from the Bible, which means he did not start from a position of truth and wisdom. If anything, he attempted to look at the human condition through the eyes of both the Chinese (I Ching) and Indian philosophies (Rig Vedas and the Upanishads). Nevertheless, in his ignorance of true wisdom (Proverbs 1:7), the threefold nature of man (1 Thess. 5:23), and man’s brokenness (Romans 3:23), his observations apart from truth are what is interesting.
The first concept is the word ‘synchronicity’ which interestingly popped up in my search bar the other day when I was looking up a song by the former rock band, The Police. Synchronicity was an album title they used back in the early 1980s and for some reason, that word resonated with me this time in a weird way. I’d seen it before, and even on rare occasions, I think, used it myself to describe some weird coincidence. But it’s not a concept I spent any real-time thinking about or even diving into, primarily because I tend to loathe modern psychiatry and psychology and its general anti-God bent. Carl Jung describes synchronicity as follows:
A meaningful coincidence of two or more events where
something other than the probability of chance is involved.
Modern psychology generally begins from a position that humans are purely biological-chemical and that we evolved, and were not created. They also tend to ignore what the Bible says about being born with a sinful nature. Nevertheless, Jung’s hyper-fixation on the nuances of the human condition is represented in his theorizing on things like shadow, archetypes, collective unconscious, synchronicity, and the complexico oppositorum. In layman’s terms, ‘synchronicity’ simply means, meaningful coincidence, as if the universe itself were giving you the answer you were seeking through seemingly unconnected events. One journalist describes it like this.
I used to be a reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, back in my 20s, and for roughly half of my decade-long tenure there I kept hearing a call to quit and become a freelance writer, a decision I largely ignored for years because it was Scary Stuff. However, after years of trying to ignore this call, the signs pointing toward it took on a whole new tack. This is how it began:
I was driving home from work one day, listening to a song on the radio called “Desperado,” by the Eagles, and as I pulled up to the curb in front of my house, the last line I heard before I turned off the car was “Don’t you draw the Queen of Diamonds, she’ll beat you if she’s able; the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet.” I turned off the ignition, opened the door, stepped my foot onto the curb, and there at my left foot was a playing card—the Queen of Hearts…(Source)
Now, I’m positive that everyone reading this has had an example(s) of synchronicity in their own lives as have I. The main difference being, whereas the unbeliever might attribute an event like this to either luck or fate, born-again believers would attribute these things to God, or at least some kind of ‘spiritual interference.’ In his cognizant attempt to assign meaning to these tangential events, he failed to address the source of these events appropriately. These things are not the ‘universe’ given you the answer, because the universe is not a living intelligent thing that could do that. Rather, these events are spiritually derived. The second concept is that of the complexico oppositorum or opposites for short.
Complexico oppositorum is simply the reality that evil, or the shadow, cannot be dismissed as a mere side-effect of the good. Evil is a fundamental component of existence. This fact alone places chaos and evil inside the order of God’s cosmos – and produces unfathomable madness and uncertainty among the spiritually inclined. (Source)
For Jung, evil’s existence was very much like the Chinese Yin and Yang. Evil complements the good much the same way darkness contrasts with the light. For if there was no evil, then we would not know what is good, or that the definition of good would be rather meaningless.
However, as Christians, even though we understand that while evil is both a spiritual and physical reality (something even the ungodly acknowledge to varying degrees), evil is not a requirement for God’s universe to exist. For example, during the Millennial Kingdom, evil will be greatly constrained after Satan is confined to the abyss. After Satan’s last rebellion, all those who are evil (both man and angel) will come to the Great White Throne for judgment, and then ALL evil will be vanquished forever from eternity future (Rev. 20:10-14). Thus, evil is not a requirement for good to exist.
God spoke the universe into existence ‘ex nihilo’ (out of nothing) and thus is the source for all intelligent actions and events that transpire therein. God does not require evil or darkness to exist in order for Him to…they are simply byproducts of created beings exercising their free will. God knew these things would happen beforehand (being omniscient), therefore, His planned interactions and counteractions were actually predetermined long before anything ever existed.
In other words, God the Father knew in eternity past, that Lucifer would rebel, and that he would tempt Eve and Adam, and in their fall, salvation would be a necessary requirement. Thus, He determined amongst His triune-self (the Godhead) that they would execute this salvation through both the Son (becoming a man) and the Spirit, drawing all men to the Son. Furthermore, the Son would satisfy the necessary justification from the Father so that all men could benefit, should they choose the free gift of salvation. The Holy Spirit would then seal those born-again persons into a permanent state (sanctification) until the redemption (glorification) occurred to retrieve those who belong to Him.
But what of prophecy?
As the late Dr. Chuck Missler used to say, prophecy is just history written in advance.
God created the universe and used physical laws and systems to govern its perpetual existence. When sin was introduced into the picture (Lucifer’s rebellion), it set in motion a form of ‘cosmic entropy’ (if I can put it that way), and thus since the beginning, things have been winding down.
This entropic winding down explains the great rise in evil in our day. It also explains the connections between the seemingly unconnected events that consistently point to the end of our dispensation like road signs declaring an unwanted destination. When we warn our lost friends about this, we are drawing on a whole host of signs that are given to us in Scripture. Yet, to the unlearned and unbelieving, these are simply random and unconnected events. They cannot see the prophetic mosaic coming into view. For example, when we show the…
the rise of digital currency and biometric technologies
or that Israel is getting to the point where they want to rebuild their third temple
or the international push to create a global government
…they can’t see this is exactly what was foretold in Revelation nearly 2,000 years ago. For the unbeliever, these are all unconnected events. They cannot connect the dots like we do because they are either ignorant (don’t or can’t understand), or they are spiritually unstable (unwilling to accept it or want to pervert it). (2 Peter 3:16) Either way, this isn’t a rejection of your and my efforts; they are refusing to accept the Bible as the source of truth.
But so great is the Luciferian Zeitgeist today, that there are even unbelievers who are watching a global government forming and are speaking out against it (e.g., Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, Ben Shapiro, etc.). Unfortunately, they have a skewed misunderstanding of man’s future. They believe this trend towards globalism is purely ideological, and thus, is reversible, or preventable, if only we get the right politicians in place, or create the right political movements. They either don’t understand or severely underestimate the satanic spiritual undercurrents dragging mankind into this dark dystopian and apocalyptic future.
We even have ignorant and/or unstable Christians (with regards to Bible prophecy) who are muddying the waters even further by spouting all sorts of nonsense about what will happen. We’ve got the whole spectrum of fruitcakes out there. On one end, we have the folks who read prophecy into everything (YouTube videos, astrological signs, personal dreams and visions, numerology, gematria, planetary alignments, etc.) and come out naming dates for the Rapture. On the other end, we have those who are claiming we are already in the Tribulation (in the first four Seal Judgments) and stating the church will have to go through part or all of the Tribulation.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m sensitive to the still small voice we can hear, and the impression God puts on us both individually and collectively as believers. These can be valid experiences so long as they don’t contradict what Scripture has already said. But when you come out and say, God told me…..or God spoke to me…..or God showed me…..then what you are saying is your dream, vision, encounter, or whatever, is equal with Scripture. Because if you say “God told me X, Y, and Z, and that is not in Scripture, then what you are saying is, “Thus sayeth the Lord.” You are saying God is adding new information to the canon of Scripture that He closed in Revelation and are treading on very dangerous ground.
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. Revelation 22:18-19
On the other end of the spectrum, we have those Christians with martyr complexes who ignore what the Bible says and insist we must go into the Tribulation and fight our way through it. They don’t realize how hopeless a proposition that really is, because with the exception of the 144,000 and the Two Witnesses, God gives the Antichrist total control over the earth.
It (the beast) was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Rev. 13:7 (my edits)
Therefore, if what we believe is true (it is), then their whole survival paradigm begins to fall apart and they are either not ready to hear it, or simply refuse to believe it. But we can know with 100% confidence that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture view is true because even though we see events in the world trending toward prophetic fulfillment and not away from it, yet, things are still being restrained, which means it cannot happen until the Church is removed. Just like the Bible says.
Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 2 Thess. 2:5-8
When sharing Bible prophecy with our friends and family, we cannot convince them that we are in the last days. Even if you show them signs and point them toward the Bible, most will not believe. Satan has done a masterful job of blinding this generation to the nearness of Christ’s return, so much so, that it will largely catch the world off guard.
However, most people believe in coincidence, luck, or fate. These are common in most cultures.
I have begun simply pointing out the increasing number of ‘meaningful coincidences’ that are seemingly filling up our news feeds now on a daily basis. I point out that in the past, these “what is this world coming to?” events used to just happen on a yearly basis. But as time wore on, it began to fill our newsfeeds on a monthly basis. Then it was weekly. Now it’s daily. Can it really be a coincidence that all of these things are trending toward fulfilling Bible prophecy?
Is it just a coincidence that at the same time that Israel was reborn as a nation, Europe also began to coalesce back into a single empire (the EU)? (Daniel 9:26-27, Rev. 13:1)
Is it just a coincidence that at the same time the global economy is tanking, technology is transitioning our old fiat currency into a new digital one? (Rev. 13:16-18)
Is it a coincidence that medicine is also moving away from traditional treatments, into increasingly placing technology into the human body or rewriting our DNA? (Rev. 13:16-18)
Is it any coincidence that at the time that the United States is declining, Europe is ascending? (Rev. 17:12-18)
Is it any coincidence that as we draw nearer to the end, the once-solid evangelical Church is rapidly transforming into the ecumenically lukewarm (and nauseous) Laodicea? (Rev. 3:14-22)
Is it any coincidence that as Western Civilization is becoming more decadent, it is losing its ability to reason? (Gender identity, unborn babies, grooming, etc.) (Luke 21:25-26, Romans 1:18-32, 2 Tim. 3)
Is it any coincidence that as America is abandoning God and trying to divide the land of Israel, He is removing those protections He's put in place to bless her?
My three previous articles were all designed to highlight some significant shifts in the world today. The main point of Running out of Normal is the desensitization that is occurring in our generation, and how, pretty soon, we are not going to be shocked by much of anything any longer thus nullifying Luke 17:26-36.
The main point of Prophetic Redlines is, is that our generation has so many ‘point of no return’ redlines we are crossing, that we are quickly being thrust into dangerous territory. Furthermore, these red lines are not being foisted upon everyone by Hollywood or social media, but by government mandates.
The main point of Threadbare is that our way of life is no longer sustainable. We have to change and that is why globalists are pushing so hard for this final, global government (the beast) in the here and now. We are absolutely living on borrowed time. While I cannot and will not state a day or hour in which our Lord will return, given all that was put forth, not just by me, but by many watchers, is that we are running out of time to rescue those who can be saved. We share the Good News with a lost and dying world increasingly as Jude puts it.
Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 1:23-24
If that alone will not convince them (but knowing God’s word will not return void), show them how the events of this world are not happening by accident, but are in fact, by design, and they point towards the end of days.
If they are still not convinced, point out all the seemingly “coincidences” that are trending toward biblical fulfillment, and not away from it.
For most that are regular readers of mine, you’re reading this because you are a watcher, and you are cognizant of the times in which we live. I feel very much like I’m preaching to the choir because I know you take this seriously and I don’t want to come across like I’m berating you. I’m not.
I’m speaking to the semi-serious Christians who accidentally stumbled across this site and this article. I’m speaking to those who are playing Christian on Sunday but getting sucked back into the world the other six days of the week. I’m speaking to the ones who are too timid to share the Gospel for fear of what others might say.
As Ed Hindson once said, “Bible prophecy is not meant to scare us, but to prepare us.”
If you don’t take Bible Prophecy seriously, then you grossly underestimate just how terrible those last wretched years will be. In just the first four judgments alone, nearly 2,000,000,000 will die. Another third will be killed in the ensuing Trumpet Judgments. After that, nearly the whole population will die between the Bowl Judgments and Armageddon.
The real tragedy is not that it will happen, but that so many of those alive today, don’t have to go through it.
Instead of living under the most tyrannical, authoritarian systems in man’s short history on earth, they could be in their glorified immortal bodies living in the most extravagant and mind-blowingly beautiful environment we can’t even conceive of
Instead of going through the horrors of the 21 divinely appointed judgments, they could be at the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, in Heaven
Instead of intense suffering on earth, and then even worse suffering in hell for all eternity, they could be redeemed now, simply by taking Jesus’ free gift of salvation
Is it a meaningful coincidence you came across this article?
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17