This is the text version of a Prophecy Update given at Calvary Chapel of Appleton
June 28, 2009
Please read my economic update (part 1) , as this will make much more sense as a whole, and there is so much more going on than we see on the surface, hence my title, “the Tip of the Iceberg”.
The word of the day again is, “titanic” – you can look it up in your dictionary – it literally means, “of enormous scope, power, or influence: “a deepening sense that some titanic event lay just beyond the horizon” . I know many of you feel that way about these times. As of this week, exactly half of 2009 is in the rear view mirror. What have we learned so far? I know I have learned a lot – and much more than I could ever get into in a month of Sundays.
Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger said this about current events: “The nadir of the existing international financial system coincides with simultaneous political crises around the globe. Never have so many transformations occurred at the same time in so many different parts of the world and been made globally accessible via instantaneous communication. The alternative to a new international order is chaos.” – or Mary’s sideways paraphrase: “the alternative to all this chaos is a new international order.” Did I read that right?
Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, who was in the States this week, said: “New economic principles should be enshrined in ‘a new charter for a global economic order, governed by an international body.” This confirms everything I said last week; the current financial overhaul is leading to a political transformation, the world-over. The furious pace of change is mind-boggling.
Last week we also learned that a handful of central banks that wield the real power have a plan in place already for a global currency, and more banks and corporations will be taken over by government under the guise of protecting us from further financial collapse.
Initially, an infrastructure of technology, a planet wired from one end to the other, put this financial system on the fast track, and is providing the blueprint now, for political domination. Meyer Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild financial dynasty said over 200 years ago, “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws.” He understood even back then, that economic control is more powerful than political, and gives powerful people nearly unlimited leverage over people’s lives. And we know from the Bible that a Big Brother political system will follow, with all the high-tech tracking and monitoring needed to enforce the new order of things. All these things prepare the way for one powerful individual to call the shots, with a side order of deep spiritual deception. So the three aspects of the end times I mentioned last week – a global economy, government, and religion are right at the door, inseparable, and ready to take this old, tired world down it’s final road before Jesus returns.
The Bible says the final kingdom will center around a revived Roman Empire. But the real headlines at least for now are centered in the US. Remember our Tommy Ice quote from last Sunday? “Previously, the US was often the one standing in the way of a global economy and government. The US has always acted in her own national interest but now we are the last domino to fall, so nothing of significance stands in the way of globalism.” Indeed, our nation is being transformed before our very eyes, a new kind of political system is quickly being implemented, and those who have done their homework are labeling it, ‘socialism’.
What is “socialism”?
Simply put, it is a system of society in which the means of production and distribution of goods are owned and controlled by the government. The state’s goal of all this control is said to be to eliminate economic inequalities so everyone has access to everything they need. It’s not new, and there have been those who have been trying to drag our country down that road for the last 100 years. But we are not the strong nation we once were; we are weak in will, weak in morals, and led around by our credit cards, and so we are ripe for takeover, we can be bought.
But the problem is, any government that is powerful enough to give you everything you need is powerful enough to take away everything you have. I don’t believe for a second that it’s all about equal distribution of the world’s resources, but I believe it’s about control of people.
While we are certainly seeing a form of national socialism take over our country, the Bible foretells a coming world ruler whose kingdom will control everyone and everything, which likely goes way beyond the realm of a some version of American “socialism” that the media is trying to wrap their brains around. For now, it’s socialism while our final destination lies in the book of Revelation, as the form of world government Bible students are expecting may not be something we have seen, but rather something unlike anything the world has EVER seen!
Remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Perhaps the shock of government bailouts and takeovers has worn off already, but this is only the beginning, and the trend will continue unabated both domestically and internationally. So now the agenda continues:
Socialized healthcare, or ‘health rationing’, is on the front burner. This will likely include heavily taxing things like Pepsi and potato chips and a host of other items deemed unhealthy or fattening; we will be subject to compulsory nutrition counseling, so no more late-night pizza or burger runs at the risk of losing your benefits….the food police will be watching you. On the heels of that, the current Energy bill, built entirely on the deceptive notion that the globe is running a fever. It passed the House on Friday, and some are saying it will tie industry’s hands so tightly it will be the final undoing of our economy. It is the largest tax increase in the history of the US, so get out your checkbook, unless there is nothing in it; in that case, get in line.
Another trend you may have been watching is the appointment of a couple dozen government ‘czars’ to oversee fairly critical political situations, both domestic and international. These “czars” represent a significant expansion of power in our government with no accountability, except to the “Czar of Czars”.
A ‘czar’ is a position created by the administration that does not require Congressional confirmation, but reports directly and ONLY to the president, completely sidestepping Congress. So the president could have not only the typical number of approved cabinet members but actually double the size of his staff simply by adding these positions under the radar, positions filled by people we know nothing about. I am not going to list all 20-some czars, but some of the more important ones, and I predict that these unknown insiders will matter to us all down the road somehow – but there is a:
Middle East czar, a US border czar, a bank bailout czar, an Iran czar, an auto workers czar, a climate czar, a mortgage czar, a car czar, a Great Lakes czar and my favorite, the “payout czar”. This guy’s job is to actually tell companies that have received bailout money what they can pay their employees. The only thing it can be is bi-czar, when you learn that not only does he NOT want to be called a payout-czar, but his official title is, “Special Master”, and you know what? I couldn’t make this stuff up.
Other trends in our ever more claustrophobic little world that indicate more control, the classic sign of encroaching fascism, come in the area of personal freedoms. Increasing control over your kids and how you raise them – (the UN Rights of the Child treaty will likely be ratified under this administration) what can be said from the pulpit, or across the fence to your neighbors, what doctor you will see, what you will eat, what kind of lightbulbs you will use what kind of vehicle you will drive, and eventually whether you even deserve the right to live – will govern our lives.
Digital technology will then provide the eyes and ears needed to make sure people are falling in step with our brave new fascist world. The following example will drive that home clearly:
About 3 weeks ago we reported in the Newsbytes about the upcoming Census, and how the government has hired 140,000 workers to approach every single home in the nation to record its GPS location within 40 feet of your front door. This is the exact longitude and latitude of where you live, so you can be easily found. And I’ve found there is more to this than that one article indicated.
First, let me back up a few censuses: Back in 1890, when European immigration was at an all time high and the government wanted to keep up with the changing face of America, they held a contest to see if someone could come up with a new technology to speed up the process of the census, since the actual tabulating of collected information had been taking all of the 10 years between each census. I did an update on this about a year and a half ago, but I want to refresh your memories so you can re-connect the dots.
German immigrant Herman Hollerith came up with the technology to enable the government to add 8 million new immigrants to the population, with a processing time of only 1 year. He developed what we call an automated ‘punch card’ type of system for tabulating data and he is the father of the modern computer.
If any of you worked on mainframes as late as the 1960s, you would have used Hollerith Cards to analyze data. His Hollerith Cards and calculating machines became The Computer Tabulating and Recording Company in 1911, renamed “IBM” in 1924. This technology transformed American business and it became the fastest growing company in US history. But within 10 years, things took a disturbing turn, as is often the case with technology in the hands of sinful humans.
The book “IBM and the Holocaust” recounts how IBM Germany willingly worked hand in hand with Hitler to accomplish what had never been done before–the automation of human destruction. More than 2,000 punch card machines were dispatched throughout Germany, and thousands more throughout Europe to enable them to identify and round up all European Jews. Card sorting operations were established in every major concentration camp. I saw one such machine at the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.
With this short snip of background, fast forward to today: the GPS coordinates of your dwelling will be combined with all the other info you will supply next April for the written part of the census, providing a complete profile of your life. Of course, the potential for abuse of this information is staggering.
Upon further digging I have found that the GPS part of the program has been in the planning for a few years. There exists a document that reveals that the UN is implementing a system to identify every person and dwelling on EARTH, actively working to supply other nations the necessary technology to accomplish this. The document is entitled, “Integration of GPS, Digital Imagery and GIS with Census Mapping” -it is readily available on the internet and outlines their goals to have every hut and home in the world GPS – tagged. Most people are not even aware that there is a global census going on also, under the direction of the UN’s ‘2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme”.
I have often heard the comment over the years- “I’ll just go live somewhere they can’t track me”, with the idea that a person can still get lost on planet earth if they want to. But when this mapping is accomplished, there will be no place that is “off the grid” — no place to hide in the kingdom of antichrist – and the bible predicted this millennia before even one punchcard, PC, GPS unit, or RFID chip came into existence. Imagine that.
Oh, and did I mention who got the US government contract to tabulate all the information for the 2010 census? Why, IBM, of course.
OK – so far we have a mix of economics and politics in our three-legged global beast. But there remains one more aspect to the final world kingdom: a religion for the masses. Just like politics today, it’s not about definitions – but we know enough about the endgame – worship of one man – to take the trends seriously. Today’s pluralism is quite the smorgasbord, with one aspect that will require you to ramp up your discernment a notch. And in these days, we all need to be up to that challenge, and not leave it for a select few.
More than just a collection of news items, prophecy also encompasses something I call the Spirit of the Age, an overall mood and collective movement toward the kind of world the Bible calls, “perilous times”. This intangible mood and atmosphere reflects not only outward events, but also what is also going on in the human heart.
Not only are people reflecting the runaway love of self that Paul predicted, and all the mischief that goes along with that, but there is an obvious desire for a global collectivism in spirit, to work as one to bring in some sort of kingdom other than God’s kingdom, and since man is a spiritual being, it WILL include the supernatural. Clearly, there is an overall “socialization” of nearly everything, reflected in something as basically harmless as social networking on the ‘net, something people seem strangely drawn to as if it were spiritual, and in huge numbers. Now, there is nothing either good or bad about these social networks of themselves, so don’t Twitter me on that – I mention them only by way of observing the big picture, and how they curiously fit the global mood we find ourselves in. The digital culture is greatly promoting a spirit of collectivism in multiple areas of life. The death of Michael Jackson on Thursday actually shut down Twitter and several servers, a good indicator of just how wired the masses really are.
I also thought it was interesting that one day last week the dissidents in Iran were using Twitter to get around government censorship, and within days the Iranian government was threatening to shut that outlet off. I saw that coming a mile away. Technology has always been a two-edged sword, on the one hand opening previously unimaginable new doors, and the next minute, slamming them shut once the genie is out of the bottle.
So, what is the official religion of the new world order, anyway? Well, at this point, there is something for everyone. And I am truly sorry to say that the church today has become a repository for a little bit of everything the world is dabbling in, as if our filtering system is completely clogged and our radar jammed.
On a purely secular level, Socialism is in itself a belief system. It looks to human institutions to provide for man’s needs; tends toward atheism. It is also defined by self-righteous good works, glorifying man for his compassion for the downtrodden; it involves worshiping the creature rather than the Creator, seen in the global warming scam and green movement cult; included in that we find the worship of science. Add to that mix some New Age mysticism, throw in some paganism, and you really do have something for anyone to whom absolute truth is absolutely irrelevant.
But in this day of apostasy, socialism’s influence has also crept into the church, and this is where you have to be sharp. Increasingly, the church is rejecting the narrow way of the cross for the broad road of the ecumenical movement, which turns on something called “The Social Gospel”. The Social Gospel is basically redistribution of resources – in the name of Jesus; the church walking hand in hand with government, and bringing with it the utopian idea of creating the kingdom of God right here on earth, rejecting prophecy and God’s plan for Israel. It packs a watered down gospel, and universalism, which, if you think about it, attributes a form of political correctness to God, teaching that He would never send anyone to hell. It also embraces environmentalism.
The social gospel has really gained ground today not only through liberal protestant denominations, but also through the ideology of Rick Warren, reflected in his global peace plan. The people he has speak at his various conferences have much more in common with social equality than winning souls and warning of the times. Also, the liberal leaders of the Emergent church movement have run with this good works gospel, where absolute truth is replaced by cultural relevance, relationships, and rejection of prophecy. Social justice is becoming central to many churches, thanks to such highly influential men like Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, and another man, Jim Wallis. I did an update on him about a year ago, but he merits closer scrutiny because our president has named him as his spiritual advisor, truly a match made somewhere other than heaven. So who is Jim Wallis?
He is the editor, and has been for over 30 years, of an activist magazine called, “Sojourners”. Last Spring, he organized a huge march in Washington on Pentecost, calling for a ‘new kind of Pentecost’ in the church, that had nothing to do with the Holy Spirit, but centers on man’s work to end poverty and bring peace and justice to the earth. He and his main board member, Brian McLaren, are often referred to as evangelicals by the media, but I beg to differ.
Wallis is as far left-leaning as you can get. He has had relationships with every Marxist regime imaginable. Beginning in his college years he has cozied up with every socialist-marxist cause that would have him. He has worked right alongside Jeremiah Wright, during the timespan that our president was attending Wright’s church. Wallis is more left than Wright! The only difference is that the media has chosen to throw Wright under the bus, but not to reveal who Wallis he really is. He is so radical that he says that ‘every president in his lifetime has had him arrested’. Until now. And he is speaking at Christian campuses to standing room only crowds, apparently no one is aware or discerning enough to know that his sole purpose in life is to see America transformed into a marxist nation.
If you have been here any length of time, the news that these men are promoting a social gospel in today’s churches and on college campuses is not news at all. What should concern us is that this is all done under the guise of “just another way to do church.” Undiscerning evangelicals are eating it up, and so the marriage of the church and the world adds another dimension to last days spiritual deception.
And there is so much more going on…but my time is up, so I will wrap up:
The signs of His coming are EVERYWHERE; just this week alone, the president of Visa Europe said we will be cashless by 2012. A new initiative was announced in Israel to push for the rebuilding the Jewish Temple next to the Dome of the Rock – the head of this initiative said all we need is a prophet with divine revelation to tell us exactly where it goes. Leaders the world over are calling for centralized, global control over every aspect of our lives. Everything is coming together.
I made a mental note/decision back in ‘81 at the end of my first Revelation study. I told myself, if what I just heard is all true, and I had no reason not to believe it, I am going to spend the rest of my days watching it unfold to the letter. For me, these updates are not just to keep us all on our toes, but also a fulfillment of a promise I made to myself many years ago to watch intently, and Lord willing I knew I would see all the things I have shared with you over the last 2 weeks.
The average person has no idea what is really going on, or where it will lead, and so they are fearful, but I am so grateful that He has told us the end from the beginning and there is great comfort in that.