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What should I write about?There is more prophetic news in the world today than any time in my lifetime.For those interested, I was born in 1974.Let's get to the most important, in my opinion.
I pick this as the most important because the prophetic picture in the EU is amazing.There is talk of a grand plan that nations must give their sovereignty over to a higher power if the EU sees that their budget is taking down the Euro system.In the Bible, the wound in the EU happens economically, because it is the mark of the beast and the rise of the Antichrist which heals the wound.The world will marvel because for a moment all seems to be saved, but as it is with Satan it will be a false salvation.I believe what we are seeing is the preparation for the wound to hit the beast, and the rise of the subduing of three nations which Antichrist will take control.It remains to be seen when all of this will happen, but the economic crisis before us, in my opinion, is the prophetic rise of the Antichrist. (Revelation 13)
Russia, Iran, and even Libya are aligned against the West, but Turkey seems to be at odds with Syria, which puts it at odds with Russia, Iran, and Libya, or are they?I believe Turkey is playing a game with the Russian alliance and the West.In the end, Turkey will align itself with the Russian alliance.I believe the Russian alliance that will attack Israel in the last days is forming before our very eyes.Again, prophecy preparation before us, so the question is when will it happen? (Ezekiel 38/39)
Israel is quietly going about its daily business, and their role is in Scripture, and how that plays out in today's world is going to be very interesting.Their economy is strong, they have stayed out of the way in the Syrian confrontation, and they are trying to stay above all the drama in Europe, but in time they will be caught in all of the above.It makes you wonder if Damascus' destruction will bring it all together.Time will tell.
So much to write about it makes it extremely hard to write a commentary.The EU summit, Turkey's militaristic overtures to Syria, and the Middle East powder keg makes waking up an adventure.Will prophecy be fulfilled, will the world look for the wound to be healed, or will today be another day?Whatever the case, very interesting and exciting times indeed.
According to Der Spiegel, ING believes the first two years after the collapse of the euro zone would spur a contraction of one-eighth of the total economic activity in the union, making "the recession that followed the bankruptcy of investment bank Lehman Brothers seem like a minor industrial accident by comparison." The economies of Europe would remain depressed for over five years.
According to the newsmagazine, internal projections at the German Finance Ministry were even more dire. "The officials were so horrified by their conclusions that they kept all of their analyses under lock and key," the publication states, citing an unidentified Finance Ministry official.
Indeed, the graphic shows how, ironically, the richer, healthier economies of Europe might be the ones that suffer the most from a collapse of the euro zone.
Unemployment would rise 2 to 3 percentage points in countries like Portugal, Spain and Greece, of course, but Germany, Finland and France would see unemployment soar more than 4 percentage points. That's because a devaluation of the currency in southern European countries would kill a huge amount of the exports of consumer goods from northern Europe, destroying industrial bases in Stuttgart, Helsinki and Reims.
Moody's downgraded some major banks today which shows again that we are still heading toward a downward slope.It is interesting the downgrade came after the G20 meeting, and I suspect some money printing will commence as soon as the leaders of the world sense the financial system is cracking under pressure.I believe we will continue to see deep downturns with some upshots as we go through the painful economic collapse started in 2008.The Greek election has done little as Spain and Italy are the ones that will pull down the whole system.Italian Prime Minister Monti just stated the euro zone has one week to get its house in order, which coincides with the very important Euro Meeting which will federalize Europe into the end time entity we all know will happen. Again, time will tell, but the next few days leading up to the important EU meeting at the end of June will be quite a ride.
Egypt, as prophecy states in Daniel 11:33-45, has turned against the West.The Islamic extreme Muslim Brotherhood will take control eventually, and Israel is already feeling the affects of the militaristic tone of the new government and it hasn't even been seated yet.As Israel looks to the south, the north is going to be quite troublesome if reports are correct that 90,000 Russian, Iranian, and possibly Chinese soldiers are stationed in Syria.I believe Russia, China, and the East smell blood in the water as the West is melting down economically.It is not surprising to see the rise of the East because the Bible speaks of all major nations going to Armageddon in the last days, and the West will hold on till the end through the rise of the Antichrist.It is the false salvation of the Antichrist in the West that will lead many to perdition.
My friends, it is hard to see what will happen next.We have many events which can come together, and we still have not talked about the renewal of the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument in 2014-2021, and the continue push for world unity through the speeches of Javier Solana.Also, there is another call for a ten nation union to bring the new Europe into the fold. Whoever, or whatever comes to pass as evil envelops the world remains to be seen, but the world is ripe for major convulsions, much worse than we have ever seen.Time will tell.
It seems Russia, Iran, and China are preparing for a major military exercise in Syria within weeks.There was a meeting a couple of weeks ago in China with Russian and Iranian leaders.In Ezekiel 38/39 there will be a time in the end of days where an evil plan will be developed as the enemies of Israel will attack the country.You wonder if the evil plan was not developed in China at this time.Ezekiel does not mention China in the Gog/Magog war, but Ezekiel does mention Turkey.As nervous as we may be in this development, we must remember not to force Scripture into the news and vice versa.Scripture will speak for itself.
Anyway, ninety thousand soldiers coming near the northern part of Israel is a major deal.This is a very significant development if it comes to pass, and Egypt is going to aid the ships by allowing the opening of the Suez.As this is going on, Israel is moving tanks close to the it's southern border as Egypt and Israel's relationship deteriorates.In Scripture, Egypt is subdued by the West in the last days, and Russia, Turkey, Iran, Libya, North Sudan will attack Israel with the first three being the major players as the West led by the United States, European Union, and Saudi Arabia stand idly by as God comes to Israel's aid.We must watch this development very closely as the huge sums of soldiers will be coming soon.So soon, that two Russian warships are already heading to Tartus, Syria with soldiers ready to assume fighting roles, and the Russian attack helicopters will be not far behind.This military equipment will not be used against Syrian rebels but against the big enemy, Israel.
Greece had their elections and not much changed.What has changed is Spain's deteriorating condition as Spanish ten year bond yields have surpassed the important danger level of 7%.The European meeting at the end of June may help usher in the Antichrist as a grand plan will be developed to save Europe from its financial wound.As the Europeans are readying for dictatorial powers for the future Antichrist, the Middle East is readying for prophetic war.As always, we will stay tuned to events as they unfold through commentaries and twitter updates.Lastly, a big thanks to emails to give me a heads up on the Russian troop development.I am grateful for your service as we all are in this together.Time will tell, but the spirit is strong, isn't it.
Ezekiel 38:15-18 (NASB)
"You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army; and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog." 'Thus says the Lord God, "Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," declares the Lord God, "that My fury will mount up in My anger."
An informed source has announced that Iran, Russia, China, and Syria plan to stage a joint war game in Syria in the near future, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported on Monday.
90,000 forces from the four countries will be involved in the war game, the informed source said.
Whatever happens on Sunday, we must keep everything in perspective.We have been in an economic collapse since 2008, and whenever it ends we will see great prophetic fulfillment.I truly believe what we are witnessing is the march toward a global horror story of strict government control with an economic vision wrapped into the mark of the beast.Greece's election will determine many events, but it is still Spain that is worrying the elites.You can lose Greece and survive, but Spain is a different story.If Spain goes down, more than likely the whole system will be a house of cards that will fall.We will follow Greece and reactions from Europe and the rest of the world.We may not know Sunday or even Monday, and it may take days and weeks before the fallout is really known.What I do know, is this time it is different, and we must all pray this is the time because if it isn't, may God help us.Time will tell.
Russian troops are heading for Tartus, Syria as Russia strengthens its stronghold in the Middle East.As Europe heads into a dictatorship which will end in the Antichrist, the Middle East is coming together to bring that very Antichrist into E. Jerusalem to perform the abomination of desolation.Russian troops in Syria is a very major development.Again, we are witnessing events that will have great prophetic significance.The timing is hard to interpret at this moment, but as soon as we can see the movement of God in more detail we will report it.
Egypt's election will end in the Antichrist coming in and taking control as Egypt, being the King of the South, pushes against Israel.The peace treaty with Israel will be broken, and the real Egypt will emerge.Israel is facing threats now from the South, North, and East.It will take a false promise from the West, in the name of the Antichrist, to bring the abomination of desolation into Jerusalem (Daniel 11:33-45; Daniel 9:26).
The current sovereign crisis started in Europe and the Middle East geopolitical crisis is about to erupt.Europe's economic collapse will lead to a resurgence of a false prosperity in the mark of the beast and the military chaos which will start in the Middle East will end in Armageddon.I do not see the world going on much longer, but the world system that will be born out of these crises will be prophetic.How it will play out and how long it will take for us to get there remains to be seen, but the horror the world will see will soon be turned into Glory for those who follow and believe in Jesus Christ.
Daniel 11:40-45 (Scripture focuses on the Middle East before the Antichrist performs the abomination of desolation)
"At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through.41 He will also enter the [h] Beautiful Land, and many countries will fall; but these will be rescued out of his hand: Edom, Moab and the foremost of the sons of Ammon.42 Then he will stretch out his hand against other countries, and the land of Egypt will not escape.43 But he will [i]gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the precious things of Egypt; and Libyans and Ethiopians will follow at his [j]heels.44 But rumors from the East and from the North will disturb him, and he will go forth with great wrath to destroy and [k]annihilate many.45 He will pitch the tents of his royal pavilion between the seas and the beautiful Holy Mountain; yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.
The financial crisis of 2008 was a wave.
The epicenter of the next great financial crisis will be in Europe and that will be another wave.
For many, the next financial crisis will feel like "the end of the world" but it won't be.
There will be waves after that one that will be even worse.
Yes, the waves are going to start coming more rapidly and will start becoming more intense.
In that way, they will kind of be like birth pains.
But these problems did not build up overnight and they are not going to disappear overnight either.
A lot of people that write about the coming economic collapse seem to suggest that we should just let it happen so that the "recovery" can begin.
It took decades for American consumers to build up the greatest consumer debt bubble in the history of the world.
It took decades to gut the economic infrastructure of the United States and ship millions of our jobs overseas.
These problems are going to plague us for a very long time.
Sadly, a lot of people out there seem to wish for an economic apocalypse. They seem to think that if the global financial system crashes that the government is going to disappear and we are going to start fighting with each other using sharp pointed sticks.
Well, it simply is not going to happen.
The U.S. government is not going to help you survive when things hit the fan, but it is not going to disappear either.
In fact, the federal government will probably try to grab more power than ever in an attempt to "restore order".
The governments of Europe are not going to disappear either. In fact, in the long run Europe is probably going to end up more "federalized" than ever even if the euro breaks up in the short run.
A lot of people out there seem to think that when the old system collapses that it will give them an opportunity to help put in a new system.
Sorry, but that is not going to happen either.
The powers that be are going to have their own ideas about what needs to happen.
They never like to let a good crisis go to waste, and they will certainly try to use every crisis to shape the world even more in their own image.
The coming economic collapse is going to play out over a number of years (I don't think so?Bro. Brian) and it is going to be absolutely horrible.
Billions of people will deeply suffer because of it.
It will be unlike anything any of us have ever seen.
Personally, I believe that it will eventually be much worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s.
The United States is going to get hit particularly hard. The United States is going to lose its position as the leading economic power on the globe and the U.S. dollar is going to lose its position as the default reserve currency of the world.
There are times in your life where you feel the Spirit of God strong, as if you and the Lord were so closely knit together that God overwhelms you.As I read about Russia's march to Israel it is surreal and awesome at the same time.Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syria, and you know Russians can fly them better than Syrians so I suspect Russian pilots are arriving also.The other day, Russia sent an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) close enough to Israel that you could see it in the sky over the Jewish state.The United States is standing idly by doing nothing, absolutely nothing.If this continues the setup of Ezekiel 38/39 is before us as Russia is hooked into an invasion of Israel along with Russia's allies Iran, Turkey, Libya, and North Sudan.The West sits idly by as Israel cries out to their God and as the prophet Ezekiel penned 2500 years ago. Israel will begin to experience the last days revival soon until all Israel shall be saved.
Putin is visiting Israel June 25th and you have to wonder if he is sizing the land for the coming attack.Ezekiel 37 prophesied Israel returning to her homeland, and then after Israel returns, which she did in 1948, she will face a Russian/Iranian attack that leads to a revival.We may be at that point for revival because I don't see this world going on much longer without Damascus' ceasing being a city and the Ezekiel Gog/Magog war starting.You sense it is very close, but as always time will tell.
We, as Christians, must be ready to minister to those around us as events line up.Again, I try not to be sensational because the Scriptures are the sensation we need as we look for the coming of God's Only Son, Jesus Christ.Always remember Israel's ancient leader Joshua as he was conquering the Holy Land for he said, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."So be it with our home, and hopefully with yours.
Ezekiel 37: 11-14
"Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ?Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are [e]completely cut off.'12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ?Thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.13 Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people.14 I will put My [f]Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it," declares the Lord.'"
NOTE:Israel returned to their homeland in 1948 (Ezekiel 37), but they will not receive the Spirit of God until after the Gog/Magog battle of Ezekiel 38/39.We saw the prophecy of 1948 so will we soon see the rest of the prophecy come to pass?Time will tell?Bro. Brian
The Obama administration said Tuesday that Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and warned that the Arab country's 15-month conflict could become even deadlier.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. was "concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria."
She said the shipment "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically."
Europe is readying itself for a grand fix for a grand problem.God, in His infinite wisdom, told us through numerous prophets Europe would be one of the main signs of Jesus' Coming.You see, Jesus in his First Coming died on the Cross for our sins and rose from the dead with full body to give us hope of an eternity with him (Romans 8).Jesus warned that in the last days there would be a revived Roman Empire, which is the European Union, and in its form certain happenings would take place to tell us Scripture is fulfilling in His Second Coming.The EU would be made up of ten core nations and those nations will give their power to the EU, which we have seen as the Western European Union (WEU), the ten nations, have given their power to the EU.Then, the EU will have an evil one to rise as the EU suffers a deadly wound, and in his power he will subdue or take over three of the ten nations within the WEU, and his name is Antichrist who works after Satan. The EU is meeting at the end of June to set up an important road map for the future to bring Europe together, but we know from Scripture it will not be easy, and there will be rebellion.
God is the only God that has told us the future, and it has been literally fulfilled.Numerous prophets who some lived at the same time, but most lived at different times told us the future by the power of His Spirit.Only the One true God can give the future to many prophets from different backgrounds, and those prophecies have come to pass without mistake.I look for the June meeting of Europe to be very significant.I do not think we know the significance that day will be when the meeting is over or a few days after the meeting, but as the EU is economically wounded, we will know more of the prophetic importance of the meeting as the Antichrist arises.It is the Antichrist that heals the EU and the world economy, and with the aid of the False Prophet.The EU is not going to heal itself, and if this is the time, then still look at Javier Solana for he is the only one who has confirmed a seven year treaty with Israel as Scripture points out as one of the signs (Daniel 9:26).Whatever the case, we must be ready to see the Lord for any day that we live, Jesus may come, and we must not sensationalize the news nor force it in Scripture, but as God told us we can only come to an understanding by letting Him open our eyes because we cannot understand the times by our own strength, but through His.Humbling, isn't it?
As I walk through this world and see so many people hurting, Jesus is the only way to true spiritual healing.He is the only name that salvation is found, and when one comes to know Jesus they will be feel the peace of God.God wanted mankind to follow Him, but Satan has introduced so many false religions to take so many away from God.God will not force you to be His, but He has an invite.If you do not know Jesus, please take one moment and realize that God sent His Son Jesus to die for you sins was raised from the dead, and Jesus is alive today and wants to be alive in your life.If you accept Jesus, then Jesus will accept you in heaven.Today is your day my friend, maybe not tomorrow.
"And we know that [k]God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?33 Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was [l] raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
At the commission, there is no plan whatsoever pre-supposing a Greek exit from the eurozone," he said.
"If there are people within member states or elsewhere who are studying risks, that's their responsibility.
He said: "Others are doing speculative scenarios, we are doing legal clarification," Bailly said.
The spokesman said these ideas had been discussed under "disaster scenarios," but said "we are not scriptwriters."
The commission, he said, was "providing information about EU laws regarding treaties," and said that under article 65 of the Lisbon Treaty, capital "restrictions are possible," on the grounds of "public order and public security."
He spelled out that under decisions by the European Court of Justice, "jurisprudence... has regularly excluded economic security from this concept," and stressed that these discussions did not amount to "plans."
As formal guardian of EU treaties, he said "ours is... to detail European law."
Bailly maintained that the top commission officials insist that "we must wait for the Greek citizens to decide their future."
According to Ezekiel 38/39, Russia and Iran are to attack Israel in the last days with support from Turkey, Libya, and Sudan among a few others.Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the Western nations, and the East are not included.The headlines the last few days are very telling. Russia test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) so far south Israelis saw it in the sky, Russia stated it is willing to send soldiers to Syria, Iran has hinted again they are preparing for military action against Israel, President Obama leaked out the Suxnet virus operation dangering Israel even more in the Middle East.All of the actions mentioned show something is afoot, and with the high level Russian and Iranian meeting in China the other day we may have plans that are found in the pages of Scripture being formulated.
Damascus, as a city, is being destroyed before our very eyes.In Isaiah17 (see below in bold) there is Scripture that seemingly portrays a quick end to the city as if a nuclear or chemical device destroys it overnight.We do not have that yet, but much of Syria and Damascus is being destroyed slowly before our very eyes.Will Syria be the hook that brings Russia into the Middle East?Time will tell, but our prayers go out to all of the suffering in Syria.
Javier Solana has been busy stating his belief that this is the time for Europe to come together.It seems he wants Europe to become a federal nation where the European dream of empire is finally realized.He also puts great concern for Russia, and in one article he mentions the gas deposits in the Mediterranean Sea by Cyprus and Israel as a source of possible future military conflict, which some rightfully have stated could be another possibility of a hook bringing Russia into Israel.
Spain is asking for a huge sum of money.It is much larger in percentage GDP than the original American TARP rescue plan of $700 Billion.Spain's $125 Billion rescue package as it stands right now will only temporarily solve the problem.The brave economists that seem to know what they are talking about are still giving the Europeans 3-6 months until economic Armageddon.
Where do we begin or end in this commentary.Hard to put all the news links together, and you can research many of these in my twitter section.Our world is quickly reaching a point where it will meet its Maker.It is not coincidental all of the above events are happening at the same time.How it plays out is laid in Scripture.May God Bless You All
"Alas, the uproar of many peoples
Who roar like the roaring of the seas,
And the rumbling of nations
Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!
13 The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind,
Or like whirling dust before a gale.
14 At evening time, behold, there is terror!
Before morning they are no more.
[o]Such will be the portion of those who plunder us
And the lot of those who pillage us.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Residents of Syria's capital spoke about a night of shooting and explosions in the worst violence during the uprising against President Bashar Assad.
The nearly 12 hours of fighting in Damascus suggested a new boldness among armed rebels, who previously kept a low profile in the capital. It also showed a willingness by the regime to unleash in the capital the sort of elevated force against restive neighborhoods it has used to crush opponents elsewhere.
For the first time in the uprising, witnesses said, regime tanks opened fire in the city's streets, with shells slamming into residential buildings.
"Yesterday was a turning point in the conflict," said Maath al-Shami, an opposition activist in the capital. "There were clashes in Damascus that lasted hours. The battle is in Damascus now."
It was one of those moments as I was taking my son to his T-Ball game when the news came on and reported the G7 Industrialized nations were working together to "heal" the European economic meltdown.No, this is not the wound being healed.It is interesting how the wording is being used to describe the European mess.It seems like every European country wants to consolidate EU powers in some form or another, and those that seem like they are sitting on the sidelines are quietly pushing for a federal Europe.
In the Bible, God tells us in the last days the revised Roman Empire will be the last and fourth empire on earth as the Jews would be in their homeland.Babylon, Greece, Media-Persia, Rome and its Revived self would constitute the four empires as Nebechnedezzar's statue explained.The other empires on earth are not included because the image was from Babylon to the end of time, which does not include the empires before Babylon such as Egypt or Assyria, and does not include any empire ruling the world while the Jews were out of their homeland, like the Byzantines, Ottoman Turks, or the British for example.The United States is an unwanted empire by nature, and has not controlled Israel.Therefore, the EU is the Revised Roman Empire which God says will be made up of ten horns or toes, which we call the Western European Union (WEU), and when the WEU gives its power over to the Beast as it has now, the Antichrist or Beast ruler of the Beast will take control by subduing three of the ten.I believe we are at the point where Antichrist could be revealed, which in itself all depends how far we are in the prophetic timeline.
The G7 constitutes the whole world, and the whole world is in agreement that they need to fight off the European mess, but they need a leader to execute their plan.However, we know that when the plan comes to reality, many will fight it as the East, North, and South will prevent the West from taking total control of the world, but through Antichrist he will have much, not all control over the world.Interestingly, the G7 is meeting after the "secret" Central Bankers meeting in London over the past week, and before the important EU meeting late June where a new direction will be mapped out.We may be seeing the rise of Antichrist and his system being formed behind the scenes.Time will tell.
The US Treasury confirmedin a statement that Europe was a key topic of the call, saying the ministers and governors reviewed developments in the global economy and financial markets ??and the policy response under consideration, including the progress towards financial and fiscal union in Europe.''
The White House said it hoped for ??accelerated'' action in coming weeks ahead of the G20 summit in Mexico, on the euro crisis and shoring up debt-ridden banks.
??European leaders seem to be moving with a heightened sense of urgency and we welcome that. We are hoping to see accelerated European action over the next several weeks,'' White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
??A movement to strengthen the European banking system will be of particular importance in this time period.''
European leaders are under mounting pressure to take bold steps at an end-June summit to save the euro as eurozone states buckle under the pressure of recession and debt.
You have been waiting for it all your life, and here it is.Within three months, the EU may have a central authority to control the EU financials, a dictatorship of some kind.Revelation says the Antichrist will come to power through peace and economic stability.We have economic stress in the markets, and the one piece that is missing is Middle East instability, or more than what we have now.I am not going to say the new person leading the EU financial industries as Antichrist for we do not know who that will be until he goes into E. Jerusalem stopping the sacrifice and oblation.However, this economic crisis will put the Antichrist in power in some form or another in the near future.Again, do not forget the 10 year Spanish bond yields because if it reaches 7% crisis levels unseen in the modern world will commence.
Staying with Europe, the economic meltdown we are seeing is a slow, yet steady decline in the world's wealth.As this accelerates sometime in the future, look for currencies becoming meaningless, which will spur the world, starting where the European sovereign crisis began, to issue the mark of the beast and a cashless society.I believe we are still some time from that moment, but the environment is quickly bringing it together.The Greece exit, which I believe is still somewhat unlikely, will not bring total chaos, but Spain's problems will. Of course, a Greek exit can spur a Spain collapse.I still believe something will happen to keep Greece in.They are one of the ten kings of Daniel, and I believe they will stay in, maybe through EU executive control, which could be a subduing.However, remember the Antichrist does the subduing, and he is not here yet. Also, the Antichrist does not rule for seven years, but three and a half.This means if the seven year treaty is not here yet, we are still a little time off before Antichrist can be revealed per my interpretation.Time will tell.
This week will be very volatile and don't forget Spanish bond yields.The Euro collapse could spur more currency collapses.The end of the age will be a world currency collapse as well as a market collapse.The Euro collapse may be the beginning, but the Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan, and the American Dollar must all be worthless to bring in the mark of the beast.Hyperinflation seemingly will destroy the currencies, and it will take a day's wage to buy food.We are not at the mark of the beast stage, and may see deflation first, but inflation is coming as the world will print money in huge amounts sometime in the near future.
"After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast?terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.
8 "While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
Revelation 13: 1-4
"The dragon[a] stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.4 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?"
Euro-zone governments have around three months to ensure the survival of the single currency, billionaire investor George Soros said in a speech on Saturday.
"We are at an inflection point. After the expiration of the three months' window, the markets will continue to demand more but the authorities will not be able to meet their demands," he warned in a speech at the Festival of Economics in Trento, Italy. (Read the text of his speech.)
The European Union is "like a bubble" - not a financial bubble but a political bubble(Rise of Antichrist??Bro. Brian) -- that could pop as a result of the euro -zone crisis, Soros said.
One year later, with the euro zone's debt crisis threatening to tear the bloc apart, Germany is pushing its partners for precisely the kind of giant leap forward in fiscal integration that the now-departed European Central Bank president had in mind.
After falling short with her "fiscal compact" on budget discipline, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for much more ambitious measures, including a central authority to manage euro area finances, and major new powers for the European Commission, European Parliament and European Court of Justice.
She is also seeking a coordinated European approach to reforming labor markets, social security systems and tax policies, German officials say.
Until states agree to these steps and the unprecedented loss of sovereignty they involve, the officials say Berlin will refuse to consider other initiatives like joint euro zone bonds or a "banking union" with cross-border deposit guarantees ? steps Berlin says could only come in a second wave.
The goal is for EU leaders to agree to develop a road map to "fiscal union" at a June 28-29 EU summit, where top European officials including European Council President Herman Van Rompuy will present a set of initial proposals.
European countries would then put the meat on the bones of the plan in the second half of 2012, several European sources have told Reuters, including a timetable for overhauling EU treaties, a step Berlin sees as vital for setting closer integration in stone.
Major development in the Middle East as Turkey has surprised the West and has joined an alliance consisting of Russia and Iran, spreading concern in Israel that something may be afoot.Ezekiel 38/39 speaks of an alliance spoken above with support from Northern Sudan and Libya.As the last days alliance is taking shape very rapidly we continue to see economic strains throughout the world.Russian and Iranian influence is already in Syria, and Turkish soldiers are just across the border.It will not take much to bring all three armies together in a devastating defeat in Israel.I believe the talk of a Syrian civil war by Russia may be an excuse to bring the alliance close to Israel.
I read where the world will experience a short deflationary stage then a damaging inflationary stage as the economic situation worsens throughout the world.God is moving, and this short but powerful commentary says it all.Gog is coming to Israel, and God will save His people from the evil alliance before us.As the mark of the beast monetary system is being developed, the enemies of Israel are readying their evil plan.
Two radical developments arising from the Syrian conflict are revealed by debkafile: In an astonishing about face, Turkey has just turned away from its 14-month support for the anti-Assad revolt alongside the West and made common cause with Russia, i.e. Bashar Assad. Further exacerbating fears of a "proxy war" involving Israel, Iran and Syria, the Lebanese Hizballah is getting ready to bring its Scud D missiles, which can reach any point in Israel, and other advanced weapons, including anti-air missiles, out of secret storage in Syria and transfer them across the border to Lebanon. Two years ago, Israel issued an ultimatum through Washington that the Scuds would be destroyed if they were moved over to Hizballah's launching pads in Lebanon.
The Lebanese Shiite group has since kept its most advanced hardware stashed at the Syrian Al Hame and Al Zabadani military bases near Damascus.
Now that Syrian rebel attacks are closing in on Syrian military targets, Tehran and Hizballah leaders are working on plans to get them across into Lebanon without exposing them to Israeli attack.
Somber, yet peaceful at the same time as we here news that we have six months until the world we live in will change forever.In six months we will likely have a EU dictatorship, a collapsed world economy, a Middle East war, and a US President that is not a Christian, whether it is Obama or Romney.We will exchange food and necessities instead of Christmas gifts this Christmas.We will be looking at the mark of the beast within months, chaos, a Middle East peace agreement in the midst of chaos or prophetic Middle East war.Could the very scenario I painted above come true?At least one respected economist says so.The whole article from Zerohedge.com is worth the read below.
If this is true, then what started with JP Mogan and the derivative market and the Bankia collapse/bailout in Spain will end in a series of horrors.What we are experiencing today is nothing compared to the horrors to come.I wish I could be more uplifting, but I cannot because I believe very much what this guy is saying.The hope I have, and it is true hope is that these events will culminate with me and the Lord as well as you all in heaven.Heaven, the end is the blessed hope Titus told us to watch for, and yes, the world's hope is quickly fading, but ours is just beginning to shine.Yes, shine as the stars of heaven.
Bonds will be stuck at 1% in the US, Germany, UK and Japan (for this phase).
The whole bond market will be dead.
Short selling on bonds - banned
Short selling stocks - banned
CDS - banned
Short futures - banned
Put options - banned
All that is left is the Dollar and Gold
It only gets better. We use the term loosely:
We have around 6 months left of trading in Western markets to protect ourselves or make enough money to offset future losses.
Spend your time looking at the risks of custody, safekeeping, counterparty etc. Assume that no one and nothing is safe.
After that.we put on our tin helmets and hide until the new system emerges.