Monday, October 27, 2008

In what days are we living?

The title of this BLOG is Discerning the Days. It seems as though we are living in interesting times, which may in fact be the last days. I’m sure many have thought that they were living in perilous and difficult times and that they were living in the end times. However, regardless of the difficulty of those times they turned out not to be the last days.

I will not rehash all of the reasons that I think we may or may not be in the end times. However let us take a look around with some perspective. What is happening in the world may indicate some serious challenges that may lead to prophetic fulfillment, but let us pay attention to what is happening with caution.

That being said let me talk about the current events and try to discern the days we are living in, at least as much as humanly possible without direct divine direction. Everyone in the United States and many around the world it seems are focusing on the upcoming presidential elections. This is not just because the US may elect its first black president. It may be partly because we may elect our first president with a Muslim background. It does have much to do with the fact that Obama like Kerry before him wants to take the country in a direction that would favor those outside of the country to a level never before done. Obama seems to have plans to sit down and make nice with our enemies and to conform our government to that of socialist and progressive countries around the world.

Liberals on the Supreme Court have been using international law to direct their rulings for several years now, despite the fact that it is their job to uphold the constitution not foreign law. Obama has made it clear that he thinks the constitution has fundamental flaws that cannot be fixed and that he plans to use the courts (a judicial body) to legislate changes that he thinks are needed. If Obama were elected president he would likely appoint at least one or two Supreme Court justices. Obama would also appoint many lower court justices where the constitution is also being destroyed.

It seems as if Obama had his preferences, the United States would mirror most European countries that have socialistic governments. Maybe he would want the US to be like Germany, which has outlawed home schooling. He would like the US to allow Gay marriage such as in the Netherlands. He seems to have voted so much in favor of abortion (and death) that he would probably like the US to be like Belgium where euthanasia is legal. No doubt Obama wants the US to be the abortion capital of the world where abortion on demand is and will be allowed through the entire nine months of the baby’s life in the womb and in some cases outside of the womb. Though Obama claims to be a Christian I have no doubt he would also do more to remove God from the public square and label it tolerance and fairness.

Another very important thing to consider is that Israel will likely also undergo elections soon. The government there over the past several years has been more and more willing to give up it’s own land to appease terrorists and the Prime Minister has said that Israel was tired of being brave and tired of winning. An election could finally turn the country around to one that would hold onto it’s own land and not give in to terrorists. Or an election there could continue to make things worse and give the new Prime Minister a mandate to sell out even further. One thing seems likely, the weeks and months ahead for Israel are key to its short term and possibly long term future. The same is also true for the US.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Evil is coming

We have nothing to fear but fear itself, words spoken many years ago that still hold deep meaning. Indeed we should not be afraid if we have faith and trust in God through His son Jesus. Let us not forget though that the world is full of all kinds of evil and that we must be careful.

On a daily basis people are hit with spam, adware and viruses that go from commercial and harmless to outright viscous attacks. Why are there smart people out there creating such havoc for seemingly no logical reason sometimes? There are of course financial and other nefarious reasons sometimes but many viruses are just downright destructive with only malice as the goal. Of course the technical problems I’m talking about are eclipsed by the violence and murder and other wickedness in the world. But our world seems to be almost completely corrupt at times.

There is a news story about banks across the country receiving threatening letters with white powder in them. So far the powder has proved harmless but this reminds everyone of the 2001 Anthrax attacks that happened after 9/11. So my first thought is, is this another dry run test attack or some guy who got made at the bank because they foreclosed on his house? It could be either,

Bin Laden seems to put out a tape every now and then threatening the United States and the West. The most recent includes a threat of forest fires. People wonder if this is just talk because no attack has happened in the US since 9/11. Is this all just part of the terrorists plans to scare us? It could be, especially since we weren’t sent any warning about airplanes before September 11th. But the threat is real and we could be attacked by Bin Laden or radical Muslims in ways that we haven’t even thought of yet at any time.

As we face this coming election we must consider the evil that we face. If Barrack Obama is elected will the terrorists find the United States weakened by socialist domestic and ignorant foreign policy? Will they then attack us or wait for us to be eroded from within?

We must vote to protect the unborn and to protect our country from all attackers foreign and domestic. Regardless of the outcome we must be prepared. Our first priority is to be prepared spiritually but now is the time to be prepared as much as we can in other ways. We can’t store up treasures here that we may not ever get to use but now is the time to simplify your life and learn to get by with less. Now is also the time to do what you can to keep yourself protected from the coming evil.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The current economic crisis may lead to something worse

One of the writers on my endtimes website wrote an article about how the ride of the four horsemen will happen in a specific order and that, that’s how we will know that it is occurring and that we are not there now. This may be true but one thing that can be said of some endtime events is that they may not fulfill a specific prophecy but instead lay the groundwork for other prophecies to be filled. As I have said before I do no think that Barrack Obama is the Antichrist but being a hollow charismatic leader that people will so quickly follow shows us how easily the Antichrist could come on the scene and that Barrack Obama may be one precursor of the Antichrist. In the same way the current financial crisis may not be the one that leads people to pay a day’s wage for a loaf of bread that the Bible talks about it may cause the world to start working more earnestly if even somewhat secretly towards a world economic system with one currency to help facilitate a mark of the beast system where no one could buy or sell without the mark.

How could this be happening? Have you ever heard about a company or seen a politician announce some program that already seems to be underway? It happens because these things have been worked on behind the scenes before they were announced. Now with the world being ravaged by the current financial mess, governments in the next few months and years may be eager to avoid such a problem in the future. With this in mind it is conceivable that they would plan to create a world market to help stabilize the situation. Bush’s meeting with world leaders looking for a fix to the problem was already pointed to as a positive sign that we would work with the world rather than isolate ourselves, which they say caused more problems during the great depression.

Though a one-world currency may be far off for now the building blocks of such a thing have likely already started and will now probably grow at a more rapid rate.