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“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33) Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34) I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.” (Matthew 24:32-34) …

So what is Jesus referring to in this passage of scripture. .. As per usual, there are many interpretations, but the obvious one to me is that this is a summation of the previous prophecies Jesus tells His disciples concerning the ‘end of days’ in this same chapter. (Also see Mark 13 & Luke 21) …. And what were those specific prophesies He mentioned? .. The re-birth of Israel, unprecedented deception, false prophets & teachers, wars & rumors of wars, increased famine & earthquakes, pestilences of all sorts …. after which He tells us that these are ‘the beginning of birth pains.’ ….. And then the generation of which He is referring to is the one that will experience all these increasing signs …. THIS ONE! …. But then, we must remember that Jesus also said in Matthew 24:36 that “Know one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” ….

OK … So now we know that even though we will NOT know the exact date or time of the Lord’s return, we WILL know the season. …. So ….. Is this it? … Is this the season Jesus was referring to specifically? …. Personally, I truly believe that it is … especially with the recent re-birth of Israel just a few short years ago. …

So now, having looked at scripture for verification, what about all the rapidly increasing buzz concerning the events that are supposed to take place this September? … Without further ado, let’s look at them …..

*The Shemitah Year – This basically is an ancient Jewish custom of forgiving all debts and letting fields lie fallow every seventh year (Jewish term for ‘sabbath’ year) .. According to Jonathon Cahn, author of “The Harbinger” & “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” it is “a reminder that God is the source of all blessings, spiritual and physical alike. But when God is removed from the picture, the removal of blessings will ultimately follow. The Shemitah thus deals with a particular flaw of human nature – the tendency to divorce the blessings of life from the Giver of those blessings, to divorce the physical realm from the spiritual. It then seeks to compensate for the loss of the spiritual by increasing its claims over the physical world, pursuing more and more things, increase, gain —- materialism. The increase of things, in turn, further crowds out the presence of God. The Shemitah is the antidote to all these things – the clearing away of material attachments to allow the work and presence of God to come in.” …. The bottom line, according to Cahn, is this … America, as well as the jews, comes under this judgement because it was originally set up under the auspices of the same God. ….

OK, enough history. … Now if it does also relate to America, what does it all mean? … Right now we are at the end of the Shemitah year … the final day being September 13. … As for previous events concerning America, history shows that there have been eight in a row filled with devastating economic issues. … Starting with the last two – 2001 & 2008 – we witnessed the two largest stock market point crashes in U.S. history, occurring on the SAME DAY of the Jewish calendar, the last day of the Shemitah year! … There were also some devastating financial events in 1993, 1987, 1980, 1973, 1966 & 1958. … Simply stated, for the past 50+ years, every Shemitah year has seen the U.S. experience financial upheaval. … Coincidence? … I doubt it. .. And will this closing of the Shemitah year be any different? … If we look at just these past few days, it doesn’t look like it. … The U.S., as well as all world markets, are experiencing major upheaval as we speak. … Today alone, we saw a 600+ point swing in the U.S. Dow Jones. ….. I will expound a bit more in closing ….

*Four Blood Moons – Much has been said lately about this phenomenon … So what exactly is it? .. This ‘Four Blood Moon’ sequence is called a ‘Tetrad’ which consists of four lunar & one solar eclipse in a given period of time. … While this event occurs on occasion, seven of which will take place in this 21st century, only one of them, the tetrad of 2014-2015, will align itself with the ‘Feast of the Lord.’ … So why is this worth discussing concerning world events? … Only three others have aligned with the exact same Jewish calendar sequences .. and what happened then had massive consequences for the nation of Israel. … The first was in 1493-94, which occurred during the Spanish Inquisition, which history tells us that the Jewish people were slaughtered en masse. … The next was in 1949-1950 which was the period of the re-establishment of the Jewish state. … The the next occurred in 1967-1968, the period of which the Jews recaptured their holy city of Jerusalem … a major prophetic event. …And finally then, we come to this 2014-2015 event, the fourth in the Blood Moon series. … Take a quick look at the exact dates …

-Lunar Eclipse – Passover – April 15, 2014

-Lunar Eclipse – Feast of Tabernacles – October 8th, 2014

-Solar Eclipse – March 20, 2015

-Lunar Eclipse – Passover – April 4, 2015

-Lunar Eclipse – Feast of Tabernacles – September 28, 2015

What will happen with Israel this time around. .. Certainly only God knows, but if history is any indication, keep a close eye on Israel over these next few weeks. .. Something of great significance most likely will take place. .. I will give you my thinking on this in closing …..

So what else is being talked about for these coming weeks of September? …. I’ll give you a brief list, some of which seem credible, while others mirror complete speculation …. You be the judge ….

-9/13 – Shemitah Year ends …

-9/14 – Rosh Hashanah …

-9/15 – ‘Jade Helm’ military exercises scheduled to end …

-9/15 – 70th session of the UN General Assembly begins (possible Palestinian State recognition) …

-9/20-26 – “World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel” …

-9/21 – UN International Day of Peace …

-9/23 – Yom Kippur …

-9/23 – Pope arrives at White House on 266th day of the year, and is the 266th Pope (Why the 266 debate? .. It is the typical human gestation period from conception to birth) …. (I warned you!) …

-9/24 – Pope addresses U.S. Congress …

-9/25-27 – UN to introduce “The 2030 Agenda” – a plan that is a template for governing the entire planet …

-9/28 – Feast of Tabernacles begins …

-9/28 – Last of the ‘Four Blood Moons’ …

A few more … Why does the date ‘9/23’ keep popping up everywhere? … Movies & concerts – the Pope’s calendar – but the BIG one is this … Sir Isaac Newton, engineering scientist and devout Christian, had a great interest in Bible Prophecy, especially the Book of Daniel. .. He developed a ‘formula’ from Daniel 9:25 that points to 9/23/15 as a key date (49 prophetic years, or 17,640 days from the time when the Jewish people are restored to Jerusalem, which occurred on 6/7/67, which is 9/23/15!)

Two more … The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is coming back on line in September …

And finally, on 5/21/14, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius issued a cryptic statement while with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. .. He said, “We have 500 days to avoid climate chaos.” … Going back 500 days out from 5/21/14, you arrive at 9/23/15! ….. Just sayin’ ……….

With all that said, what should we watch for specifically. … I think there are two areas to focus upon …. America’s financial situation, and, of course, some major event in Israel. … First, is judgement coming to America, according to the Shemitah ‘thinking?’ …. Here’s what we know for certain … We as a nation have unapologetically embraced evil. .. In fact, our culture has been ‘going down the toilet’ for decades! .. We are extremely proud, arrogant, greedy, and cold-hearted. … And I believe the possible last straw, besides the killing of millions of babies, is the absolute and complete desecration of Biblical marriage. … The bottom line is this … Unless we are ‘spiritually shaken to the core’ in these next few days and weeks, I truly believe that life in America as we know it will come crashing down. … Even our great and patient God has a limit, and we most likely have crossed it. …. Particularly watch the financial climate during the next few weeks. … As of this writing, it has already started and I believe it will not let up until we are ‘taken to our knees.’

As for Israel, what I believe we will see is an escalation of war with her neighbors, which could very well result in the Psalm 83 war scenario. …. This must take place before the Ezekiel war, and of course, the concluding war of all wars … Armageddon.

I will close with this comment from Donna Wasson (Now The End Begins) … “If you have any doubt we are in the final seconds on God’s prophetic time clock, please stop reading and get back under the rock you’ve been living under. You are completely clueless. … Go on now … go back to sleep.”

Like sister Donna, I truly believe that we are living in the final seconds of the Church Age … I pray that each of you will get your ‘spiritual houses’ in order and that you & yours are ready for whatever God has for us here in America as well as our brothers & sisters in Christ wherever they may be. … Luke 21:28 says it very clearly …..

“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” ………… Hallelujah!

Until next time,

Red

The following is Part 6 of this 6-part series …

  – The Signs of Technology –

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words , and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” … Daniel 12:4 (NKJV)

Just think of this for a moment! .. This prophecy was given to Daniel some 2600+ years ago! … Are these the conditions we are seeing taking place in our world today? .. Well, we certainly are ‘running to and fro’ … most every person you talk to says the same thing … not enough time in a day to get everything done! … Everything & everybody is at mach-speed most all the time ….

And of course, the increase in knowledge is a no-brainer (no pun intended) … I want to share a brief story here concerning this part. … I remember having conversations with my mother about just this subject. … She was born in 1914 on a homestead in eastern Montana. … There were 11 kids in the family, not counting the parents, and they all lived in a 3-bedroom house. … This meant 4-5 kids in a bed together! … Their main mode of transportation was bare-back horse riding, or a horse & buggy if they needed to go to town, which was usually once a year for supplies. … There’s more, but you get the picture. …. To be brief, just think of this … this is how she started out in life, and in just a very few short years later, she witnessed a man landing on the moon! …

Then I came along in 1942. … Like most, I don’t remember a whole lot of details until later on, but I do have some recollection of the 1948 Dewey/Truman presidential election that was broadcasted on the radio. .. Everybody was sitting around listening and getting very excited at every update. … Then something big happened a few years later. .. A lady in our neighborhood got a TV, and she would invite us neighbor kids to come over at 4 PM to watch Howdy Doody. … What an amazing experience it was! …. When I tell this story to young people today, they look at me in total bewilderment & disbelief. …. Again, there’s much more, but the point is obvious … knowledge in just the past 100+ years has simply exploded, and the rate of increase on a daily basis is almost incomprehensible. …. It would appear even to a novice that Daniel’s prophecy of people ‘running to and fro’ and the ‘increase of knowledge in the last days’ is totally beyond question. …

So now, let’s look at some of the Bible’s specific prophecies concerning this ‘increased knowledge’ …. What I’m about to share with you couldn’t have been even remotely possible until just these very recent times … these last days. …

*The Two Witnesses – Revelation 11:7-9 tells us of two witnesses who will call the world to repentance during the 1st half of the Tribulation. .. When they are killed by the Anti-christ, we are told that their bodies will lie in the streets of Jerusalem for three and a half days, and the WHOLE WORLD will look upon them. ..

How could we have even begun to understand this prophecy prior to satellites, television or internet?

*The King of the East – In Revelation 9:16, it tells of a 200 million man army. … Now, can you imagine what the readers of earlier times must have thought concerning an army of this size?! … I’m sure they must have considered it symbolic, at best . …… But guess what, just recently, it became quite clear that the Nation of China could field an army of this size, not even needing any allies to do so. … Then, to solidify that this army comes from the east, Revelation 16:12 states, “The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great River Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the ‘Kings from the East.” … Well guess what? .. This qualifies China, because they live east of the Euphrates River and the Promise Land!

*The Mark of the Beast – Revelation 13 tells of how the people of the world will be forced to receive a mark on their right hands or foreheads. .. This form of identification will be required to buy or sell anything. … In other words, in order to function in society, one will need to have this mark. …. Once again, how could something like this be even remotely possible without modern-day technology? … In fact, we are seeing, almost daily, new methods being developed for mass identification that will be required worldwide!

*A Living Statue – Revelation 13:14-15 says, “Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15) He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.” …

OK .. Just think about this one for a minute! .. Here we got a guy building a statue that can talk, and who knows what else! … Without modern technology in robotics, this would be simply impossible to accomplish.

*Seals & Trumpet Judgments – “The incredible carnage of the Seal & Trumpet judgements portrayed in Chapters 6 & 8 of the Book of Revelation indicates weapons and pestilences that couldn’t have even begun to be imagined in the days of their writings. … Things like nuclear war and other means of modern technological advances would have to come into existence for these horrific events to take place … ‘a fourth of mankind killed, followed by another third .. open sores on dying people’ … the list goes on …

*The Gospel Preached to All the World – Matthew 24:14 says, “And the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” … Once again, how in the world would this be possible without radio, television, the internet, satellites, etc. …

There’s many more, but this at least gives you a glimpse of the complete accuracy as to Daniel’s prophecy. Knowledge certainly has increased exponentially in just the past few decades, and it will not abate until the Trumpet blows. … Oh, and one more thing … Daniel, in this same chapter 12 … in verse 9, he was instructed to “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” … Can you imagine how he must have felt? .. To envision all these amazing things and not even begin to understand them?! .. But then, God knew that no one would until the time of the end when knowledge would increase and these things would be made possible. …. He is truly an amazing God!

In closing, I want to share a comment from a great man of God, Elbert Peak, who said this when speaking at a prophecy conference in Orlando, Florida in the early 1990s. .. He was in his early 80s at the time …. “Sixty years ago when I first started preaching, you had to scratch around like a chicken to find one sign of the Lord’s soon return. But today, there are so many signs I’m no longer looking for them. Instead, I’m listening for a sound .. the sound of a trumpet!” …. And think of this … He said this in the early 1990s … some 20+ years ago! … The “Birth Pains” prophesied by Jesus Himself in Matthew 24:8 are coming closer & closer together with each passing moment!

That’s it. … The 6 parts of “Living on Borrowed Time” are now complete, and my prayer is that it will give each of you some scriptural ‘ammunition’ to try and wake up the world that is mostly oblivious to what is soon to take place … first, judgements of unprecedented and unimaginable proportions, which will continue to increase until the end. … But then, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ WILL COME and put an end to all this chaos & misery … Hallelujah!!! ….

I can sense it .. I can feel it in the air .. My question to each of you … Are you ready? .. Are you prepared when the trumpet blows? … Please think about this because it is simply the most important issue in your life … it will determine where you spend eternity. ..

Luke 21:28 says, “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” … It’s time … I pray you all are ready ….

Until next time,

Red

The following is Part 5 of this 6-Part series ...

  -The Signs of World Politics –

To the point, there WILL be a world government in place in these end times – just before the return of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. … Quite simply, Bible prophecy supports this position clearly. … Let’s take a quick glance at just some of those scriptures …

Revelation 13:1-2 clearly indicates this coming world government which will be given great, but short-lived power by the Dragon – Satan himself. … Then in the same chapter, verses 3-8, it describes the leader who will emerge on the world scene to take control of this end-time confederacy. …. In addition, Daniel 7:7-8 also describes the coming Beast with 10 horns (vs. 7) & its leader (vs. 8) … The 10 horns are a depiction of a 10-nation or regional confederacy which will represent the body of the world government…. This, according to the majority of Bible prophecy ‘watchmen,’ is the reformation of the revived Roman Empire (the now-existing European Union), described in Daniel 2 as the ‘legs of iron & feet & toes of iron & clay,’ and Daniel 7, of which we’ve already touched upon. … In addition, Daniel 7:23-24 also illustrates the 10 horns as 10 Kings who will rise up in the end of days. … Also, you can go to Revelation 17 & 18 which gives another overview of the coming religious & political world entity of the end times. ..

 

As for the coming world ruler – the Anti-christ – look at Daniel 9:25-27, which shows a very good description of this end-time ruler. … In addition, Daniel 7:24-27, Daniel 8:23-25, & Daniel 11:36-39 gives you further illustrations. … Finally, Revelation 19:20 shows his demise. …… There’s more scripture I could share with you, but this will give you a good starting point for self-study.

 

So now, how will this all come about? .. Once again, the Bible prophesies a very specific end-time configuration of world politics. .. Israel is pictured as being re-established (Ezekiel 37:21-22) and is surrounded by hostile Arab neighbors intent on its destruction (Ezekiel 35:1-36:7). … This, of course, has been the situation in the Middle East since the Israeli Declaration of Independence in May of 1948. …

 

Also, Daniel prophesied in his chapter 2, that the Roman Empire would be revived (previously mentioned). … This is something many men – like Charlemagne, Napoleon, and Hitler – have tried to do through force. .. But the prophecy had to await God’s timing for its fulfillment, and that came after World War 2, with the formation of the European Common Market that has since morphed into the European Union. .. Finally, all the nations of the world are prophesied to come together against Israel in the end times over the issue of the control of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:2-3) – a prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes today! …

 

Even though the vast majority of people today are oblivious to this fact, a world government is much closer than most even fathom. … Just look at some of the signs that indicate this … America, the world’s ONLY super-power, is declining more rapidly than ever thought possible – the world’s economy is crumbling in most all quarters – wars & rumors are spreading globally – civil chaos is on the rise in many regions – global drought which is, and will continue to increase, is spreading, which will lead to mass hunger resulting in increased civil chaos – catastrophic weather conditions are being report most everywhere – moral depravity is accelerating at break-neck speed … and more & more ….. Now, when all these things continue to increase and merge together, people of all walks of life will be looking for an answer to their increasing anxieties and desperate needs. … Hence, the rise of a global entity that will appear to have all the answers that most desperately seek!

 

Something else that makes this all more of a reality is this … most of today’s world leaders are all talking about some form of global entity to oversee all the rising difficulties befalling mankind. … And it’s not just recently. … Just five years after World War 2, Winston Churchill declared in a speech in Copenhagen, “Unless some effective world super-government can be brought quickly into action, the proposals for peace and human progress are dark and doubtful.” …… In the early 1960s, noted nuclear physicist Edward Teller, who helped develop the hydrogen bomb, warned, “We must work for the establishment of a world authority sustained by moral and physical force – a world government capable of enforcing worldwide law.”

 

Since then, an unprecedented number of international and regional bodies of all shapes and sizes – political & financial institutions, aid organizations, non-government organizations, judicial institutions – have emerged to play a role in global affairs. … Today we have the Nuclear Energy Agency, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the International Chamber of Commerce, G 5+1s, G 6s & G 8s, not to mention the G 20. … Then there’s the Commonwealth, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Council of Europe, Greenpeace, Freedom House, Amnesty International —- and on & on from there …..

 

And of Course, we have the United Nations. .. Despite its 60+ year track record of malfunction and failure, the UN Commission on Global Governance in 1995 recommended far-reaching changes for the UN, including a system for global taxation, a standing UN Army, an international criminal court, expanded authority for the Secretary-General, and the formation of a world parliament, among other things. … so far, only the court was created – in 1998. …

 

Oh, and one more example ….. After World War 2, the call went out from many highly esteemed people for a world government to be set up to solve mankind’s problems. .. Serious-minded scientists and world leaders know that the solution to world ills and the establishment of world peace is possible ONLY if all nations are brought together under a supreme, all-powerful, world-ruling government! … As we’ve already shown, many entities have been brought forth … yet look at this world! … None of these so-called solutions to man’s problems has had any significant impact on this world. .. In fact, in most all cases, they have only made it much worse!

 

In closing. I want to share a couple of ‘enlightening’ statements on this subject … Concerning lack of leadership, David Buik, a commentator from England, recently stated this … “The problem with the world is that it is void of leadership. .. The world is completely devoid of major political figureheads.” … One more … Archbishop Cranmer made this statement in 2011 … “We await a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people; the one who will lift us out of the economic morass in which we are sinking. Send us such a man and, be he god or the devil, we will receive him. … And so the plan will be perfected: the ‘Germanization of Europe’ will be complete; her ‘destiny’ fulfilled.”

 

Wow! .. For those of us who believe that the European Union will evolve into the coming world government, this last statement is amazing. … This Archbishop is saying exactly what will take place! … As the world collapses financially, the people of all walks will be looking for a ‘savior,’ be it the devil! … Simply, this is Bible prophecy exploding before our very eyes! ….

 

To sum up, I believe the world will experience massive economic upheaval in the very near future .. and I’m not talking years here! .. I’m talking days, weeks or months! … With all that taking place, national borders will become useless … civil chaos will rampage all across the globe …. and mankind from all walks will be desperate for ANYONE to lead them out of the worldwide morass! … Revelation 13 tells us exactly who that will be … a charismatic leader empowered by Satan who will emerge to ‘fix’ all the ills of mankind. … But thank our great God, it will be short-lived, and the real & permanent leader, Jesus Christ will return in victory and erase all this craziness that is increasing all around us … Hallelujah!

 

We need to stay strong in these final days of this age. … And the best way to do this is to KNOW THE WORD OF GOD! … It will sustain you in any and all trials that are left for us to endure. … I urge each of you to study and strengthen yourself in the ONLY thing that will sustain you … the Word of God! … Also, let’s remember to pray fervently for one another as we will need the strength of each other’s support until that glorious trumpet blows for us! … Hallelujah!

 

Until next time,

 

Red

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