Three eleven. That’s what we – in East Asia – call the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th, 2011. The rest of you think of it as the time when the Fukushima nuclear reactors melted down and blew up.
However, it’s more than a disaster. It’s also an allegory of the future – an allegory that we need to pay attention to. Those who do not internalize this warning about the future, will be lucky to survive when that future arrives.
Why do I say this?
Most who died in the 3/11 Tsunami, did so because they ignored the warning – or didn’t hear it.
I am so bad at prognostication, that I won’t really try to tell you what WILL happen. The best that I can do is describe the threats. These threats have been looming larger and larger with each passing year. And, some of them are new.
Please treat these seriously.
My hope is that we will have another year where we successfully dodge the bullets being fired at us. But, there is a limit to how often we can do that.
How we got to where we are is utterly fascinating. What an intricate series of events and historical movements that led us to this horrific moment in time.
For thousands of years, we’ve been puzzling over how the prophecies of the Last Days would be fulfilled. Well, we no longer need to puzzle over it. We now have most of the pieces and a better understanding of the picture.
The only question is whether we can fit those pieces together properly. It’s a big challenge, and I’ve been trying to do this for years. The good thing is that I’m better at this than before.
And, it’s the year of the rooster, and with it come many ominous portents. No, not the mystical shmystical kind. The more mundane, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it kind. And yes, catastrophe will be the name of the game in this Chinese Year of the Rooster.
What can we expect?
Economic and financial devastation – or, at least more evidence that it is around the corner.
Libya falls farther into Russia’s grasp.
Gog and Magog will look more and more real with each passing week.
India will collapse and fall into the abyss of their own devising.
I always predict that the next year will be interesting, and I’m always right. Well, I’m always right on that word, ‘interesting’. The rest of my predictions tend to be less than accurate.
So, interesting events will abound. The question is whether they will be sufficiently benign for you to survive them. I suspect that the body count won’t escalate until we hit 2018. But, the wreckage of the financial system might leave you with very little to show for all of your hard work.
But, let’s take a few moments to look at what I think about the coming year.
Over the past two weeks the Republicans and Democrats presented their most persuasive arguments for why Americans should choose THEM to lead the United States. I’m not a fan of either party, and the candidates that I supported most did not get nominated.
More important, Turkey made its turn away from the US and NATO, and toward the Middle East. If you are wondering how that will play out, just read Ezekiel 38 and 39. And then, read Isaiah 19, where it talks about Assyria. For Assyria to rise, Turkey must fall.
These are momentous times, and the long, hot summer that I’ve been talking about isn’t over yet.
Events are moving forward in ways that make me uncomfortable. We are seeing patterns in the financial markets that we’ve only seen immediately before major collapses. We are seeing the threat of war in the Middle East escalate in ways that you would expect, if Gog and Magog were on the horizon. We have political corruption that is so obvious that the least aware among us have seen it. The hatred of tiny Israel continues to rise and rise, as our morality falls.
We live in the Last Days. If you have any doubt, read Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13. And, Luke 21:24 shows us when these Last Days began. A part of these Last Days is the coming of a vast army, down upon the Middle East – specifically Israel.
That army will be destroyed, and much of our civilization with it. I call it Ezekiel’s Fire. You will call it terrifying. And, we see this prophecy beginning to be fulfilled.
We refer to it as The Coming of Gog and Magog, and God speaks of hooks that He will put in the jaws of Gog, to bring the great prince down to Israel.
I believe that the bombing of Flight 7K9268 was one of those hooks.