Future Prophesies - the Stage is Set (Can Happen Any Day)
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
Matthew 24:3-25 – The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
Mt 24:3 And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
9 Wars of the End Times
1) The War of Extermination — Psalm 83 (See also Psalm 83 War)
2) The First War of Gog & Magog — Ezekiel 38 and 39 (See also Gog-Magog War)
3) The Conventional War of the Tribulation — Revelation 6
4) The Nuclear War of the Tribulation — Revelation 8 & 9
5) The War in the Heavens — Revelation 12
6) The War Against the Jews and the Saints — Revelation 12
7) The Middle East Campaign of the Antichrist — Daniel 11
8) The Battle of Armageddon — Joel 3, Zechariah 14, and Revelation 19
9) The Second Battle of Gog & Magog — Revelation 20
Other Wars (that need a whole page to themselves)
For the last 10 years Bible prophecy experts, Bill Salus and Pastor Tom Hughes have opened God’s Word and discovered a series of little-known future prophecies that have escaped the notice of most Christians. Doesn’t everyone want to know what’s going to happen in the future? Secreted within the pages of the Old Testament, they’ve discovered a road map that takes us through several Middle East wars, eventually leading to the Battle of Armageddon. Recent events in Israel make us believe these end-time battles could be the start of a series of cascading wars, prophesied some 2700 years ago.
The Wars of the End Times - How many and when will they happen?
Every time a war breaks out in the Middle East, I receive a flurry of phone calls and email messages asking if it could be the War of Armageddon. This question is prompted by the fact that most people are familiar with only one end time war — the one that has been popularized in movies and novels as the “Battle of Armageddon.”
The concept comes from the book of Revelation where it says that armies will gather in the end times at a place “which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon” (Revelation 16:16). This term literally means the Mount of Megiddo and refers to the ancient fortress of Megiddo that controlled the Valley of Jezreel. In English the word was transliterated as Armageddon, and the term came to be applied to the Valley of Jezreel which lies in front of Har-Magedon, running diagonally across Israel from Haifa to the Jordan River.
Most people are surprised to discover that there is no reference in the book of Revelation, or any other place in the Bible to the “Valley of Armageddon,” nor is there any reference to the “Battle of Armageddon” — but more about that later. People are even more surprised to learn that Bible prophecy reveals nine wars in the end times and that Armageddon relates to only one of these.
The Next Prophetic War
Most prophetic scholars have long believed that the next great end time war will be the War of Gog & Magog that is described in Ezekiel 38 and 39. This, for example is the stated position of Joel Rosenberg in his popular book, Epicenter. This war will start when Russia invades Israel with certain specified allies, all of whom are Muslim nations today.
But I seriously doubt that the conflict described in Ezekiel 38 and 39 will be the next war of end time Bible prophecy. There are two reasons why I feel this way.
First, there is a condition for the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 that has not been met. Three times in Ezekiel 38 — in verses 8, 11, and 14 — it states that the war described in that chapter will not occur until the people of Israel are living “securely” in “unwalled villages.”
Israel is not living in security today. It is bombarded daily by missiles from Gaza, and it is constantly under the threat of missile attacks from Hezbollah in Lebanon. There is also the ever present threat of terrorist attacks, a threat that has forced Israel to construct a 400 mile long wall down the center of the country. In short, it is laughable today to even think of the Jewish people of Israel as living “securely” in “unwalled villages.”
The second reason I doubt that the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 will be the next end time war of Bible prophecy is because the nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38:5-6 as the allies of Russia do not include a single Arab state with a border adjacent to Israel. The nations identified are Persia (Iran), Cush (most likely modern day Sudan), Put (Libya and possibly Algeria and Tunisia), and two regions that lie within modern day Turkey (Gomer and Bethtogarmah). There is no mention of the nations that share a common border with Israel — namely, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Gaza.
Why are the nations located next to Israel not mentioned as allies of Russia? I believe the best explanation of this mystery is the one supplied by Bill Salus in his book, Isralestine. He proposes that the next end time prophetic war will be the one described in Psalm 83, a war between Israel and its neighbors. He believes this war will produce the conditions that are necessary for the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39, and I agree with that conclusion.
With that point clarified, let’s now take an overview of the end time prophetic wars in their likely chronological sequence.
1) The War of Extermination — Psalm 83
The psalm states that the immediate neighbors of Israel will launch a war for the purpose of “wiping out Israel as a nation” (verse 4). The nations described as being a part of this nefarious effort are those with a common border with Israel today (verses 6-8). The rest of the psalm is a prayer for the victory of Israel (verses 9-18).
The outcome of the war is not stated, but we know from other scriptures that Israel will be victorious. For example, in Zechariah 12:6 we are told that in the end times Israel will be like “a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples…” Also, in Amos 9:15 we are told that once the Jews are re-established in their land, “they will not again be rooted out from their land.”
Bill Salus believes this war will result in an overwhelming victory for Israel, resulting in great territorial expansion and enhanced national resources. It will also produce the security spoken of in Ezekiel 38.
2) The First War of Gog & Magog — Ezekiel 38 and 39
But the security provided by the Psalm 83 war will not last long. The Arab nations will turn to their natural ally, Russia, and cry out for help.
And the Russians will be very happy to respond, for they have always dreamed of taking the oil fields of the Middle East. They will, therefore, launch an invasion for the stated purpose of helping the Muslims destroy Israel, but their unstated agenda will be to use the Arab invitation as an excuse to expand their sovereignty over all the Middle East. This ulterior motive is described in Ezekiel 38:12 where it says the Russians will come “to capture spoil and to seize plunder.”
The invading armies will be supernaturally destroyed by God “on the mountains of Israel” (Ezekiel 39:4). The Lord will accomplish this destruction through earthquakes, pestilence, hail storms, fire, brimstone, and battlefield confusion (Ezekiel 38:19-22). Even the Jewish people will recognize that the victory belongs to the Lord, and many will open their hearts to the Lord (Ezekiel 38:23). In fact, this event could mark the occasion when the 144,000 Jews of Revelation 7:1-8 accept Yeshua as their Messiah and are sealed by the Lord for special service throughout the seven year period of the Tribulation.
The greatest mystery concerning this war is its timing. Most have placed it at the beginning of the Tribulation. Others delay its start to the middle of the Tribulation. Increasingly in recent years, the tendency has been to place it before the beginning of the Tribulation.
The best discussion of timing that has yet been written can be found in Ron Rhodes’ book, Northern Storm Rising. He concludes that it is most likely to occur 3 1/2 years prior to the Tribulation. One of his most important reasons for this conclusion is that Ezekiel 39:9 says the Jews will spend seven years burning the weapons captured in the war, and the book of Revelation says they will be run out of the land in the middle of the Tribulation (Revelation 12:13-17). Since the middle of the Tribulation will occur 3 1/2 years into that seven year period, that means the only way the Jews could spend seven years burning the weapons is for the war to start at least 3 1/2 years before the Tribulation begins. (Note: The “burning of weapons” could refer to captured nuclear fuel.)
Does this mean the wars of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 and 39 must occur before the Rapture? Not at all. The Rapture could occur anytime before, during, or after these wars. Keep in mind that the Rapture is not what marks the beginning of the Tribulation. The Tribulation will begin when the Antichrist signs a security treaty with Israel (Daniel 9:27). There could be a period of several years between the Rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation.
3) The Conventional War of the Tribulation — Revelation 6
The book of Revelation states that a major world war will break out soon after the Tribulation begins. This war is described in Revelation 6.
Although the Antichrist will rise to world power in Europe through cunning, deception, and intrigue (Daniel 8:23), he will have to resort to military power to conquer the world. Asia, Africa, and South America have spent too long casting off the shackles of European colonialism for them to suddenly surrender their sovereignty peacefully to a new European dictator — regardless of how brilliant and charismatic he may be.
We are told in Revelation 13:7 that the Antichrist will ultimately achieve “authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.” This authority will be achieved through war. Revelation 6 records the outbreak of this world war. It results in the death of one-fourth of humanity, or 1.5 billion in today’s terms (Revelation 6:8).
The War of Psalm 83 results in the destruction of the inner ring of Muslim states around Israel. The War of Ezekiel 38 and 39 produces the defeat of the immediate outer ring of Muslim states.
But the vast majority of all Muslims live outside the Middle East, the largest Muslim nations being Indonesia (201 million), India (144 million), Pakistan (140 million), and Bangladesh (115 million). These nations are the ones who are most likely to produce the strongest resistance to a Western, non-Muslim dictator, and they will be destroyed either in this war or the one that follows it.
In other words, I believe God is going to use the Antichrist as His hammer of wrath to destroy Islam.
But many other nations in the world will also have to be subdued, and that leads us to the next war of the end times.
4) The Nuclear War of the Tribulation — Revelation 8 & 9
At some point, the book of Revelation indicates that the conventional war will morph into a nuclear holocaust, resulting in the deaths of another one-third of Mankind, or another 1.5 billion people (Revelation 9:15). This means that in the first two wars of the Tribulation, more than one half of humanity will die.
A hint that the conventional war will become a nuclear one is found in Revelation 8:7 where it states that the escalation of the war will result in one-third of the earth being burned up. Another hint is found in Revelation 16:2-11 where we are told that “loathsome and malignant” sores will afflict people at the end of the Tribulation, something that would be a natural consequence of radiation from the use of nuclear weapons.
It could very well be that this nuclear holocaust could be what Jesus had in mind when He stated that in the end times men will faint from fear over the expectation of the things coming upon the world, “for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Luke 21:26).
This war is portrayed in the book of Revelation in chapters 8-9 as a series of “Trumpet Judgments.”
5) The War in the Heavens — Revelation 12
The next end time war is totally different in nature from all the rest. It is a supernatural one that will occur in the heavens in the middle of the Tribulation. It is most likely prompted by an attempt of Satan to once again take the throne of God.
Satan and his angels are opposed in this war by Michael and his angels. Michael is an archangel who is pictured in the Hebrew Scriptures as the commander-in-chief of the armies of God (Daniel 10:13, 21 and 12:1). Michael and his angels prevail in this war, and Satan is cast down to earth. His access to God’s throne is cut off (Revelation 12:9-10).
When this happens, Satan realizes that his time is short because he knows Bible prophecy (Revelation 12:12). In his rage, Satan decides to destroy the Jewish people, and this decision leads to the next war.
6) The War Against the Jews and the Saints — Revelation 12
Satan hates the Jews with a passion for several reasons:
They are the Chosen People of God.
God used them to provide the Scriptures to the world.
It was through them that the Messiah came.
God has promised that He will bring a great remnant of them to faith in His Son at the end of the Tribulation.
There is going to be another holocaust during the latter half of the Tribulation. When Satan is cast down to earth, he will possess the Antichrist (Revelation 13:2) and inspire him to annihilate all the Jews. This is the reason that Jesus referred to the last half of the Tribulation as “the great tribulation” (Matthew 24:21) — not because this half will be worse than the first half, but because the wrath of Satan will be focused on the Jews.
Some of the Jews of Israel will flee to a place in the “wilderness” where they will be supernaturally protected by God (Revelation 12:13-14). Many believe this hiding place will be the ancient city of Petra, located inside a box canyon in modern Jordan. There is good reason for this assumption because Daniel 11:41 says the Antichrist will be prevented from conquering Jordan when it is part of an end time rebellion.
But Zechariah 13:8 indicates that two-thirds of the Jewish people will be killed by the Antichrist during this time, and Revelation 12:17 says the Antichrist will also war against the “offspring” of Israel — namely, those “who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.” I believe this is a reference to all those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior during the Tribulation, both Jews and Gentiles.
It is no wonder that Revelation 7:9-14 pictures a great multitude of martyrs in Heaven, so great that it cannot be counted. They are identified as “the ones who are coming out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14).
So the Antichrist will be very successful in his war against the Jews and the Saints, but he will fail in his ultimate goal of annihilating all the Jews. For we are told repeatedly throughout the Scriptures that a great remnant of the Jews will live to the end of the Tribulation at which time they will receive Yeshua as their Messiah. (See: Isaiah 10:20-23; Zechariah 12:10; Romans 9:27-28; and Romans 11:25-26.)
7) The Middle East Campaign of the Antichrist — Daniel 11
Daniel 11:40-45 describes a military campaign of the Antichrist in the Middle East that occurs at the end of the Tribulation.
These verses and related verses in Revelation could very well indicate that when the Antichrist becomes insanely obsessed with destroying the Jews and the Saints, the nations of the world will see an opportunity to rebel against him. The nations in the Middle East will be led by the “king of the North” (most likely Syria) and the “king of the South” (Egypt). The Antichrist responds by invading “the Beautiful Land” and subduing all the area except Jordan.
But just as he seems to be completely victorious, he hears “rumors from the East and from the North” that deeply disturb him. He retreats with his armies to the area “between the seas” where “he will come to his end.” The geographical description here of a location between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee corresponds to the Valley of Armageddon.
I believe the rumors that frighten him are, in part, the news that “the kings from the East” (Revelation 16:12) who are bringing huge armies from Asia have arrived at the Euphrates River and are ready to cross into Israel to challenge him. The rumors from the North could relate to a reconstituted rebellious army from Russia.
8) The Battle of Armageddon — Joel 3, Zechariah 14, and Revelation 19
It appears that just as the armies from the East and the North start arriving in the Valley of Armageddon to challenge the Antichrist, the Lord breaks from the heavens, returns to the Mount of Olives, speaks a supernatural word, and all the armies are instantly destroyed.
In other words, there really is no such thing as the “Battle of Armageddon.” The armies are assembled to do battle, but the Lord annihilates all of them in a microsecond “with the breath of His mouth” (2 Thessalonians 2:8).
Joel 3:16 says the Lord will “roar from Zion” and “utter His voice from Jerusalem.” Isaiah 10:16 says the result will be “a wasting disease.” Zechariah 14:12 says it will be a plague that will cause the flesh of the soldiers “to rot while they stand on their feet.” Their eyes will rot in their sockets and their tongues will rot in their mouths. It will be like the explosion of a neutron bomb.
9) The Second Battle of Gog & Magog — Revelation 20
Mercifully and joyfully, the “battle” of Armageddon will be followed by one thousand years of peace as the reign of Jesus from Jerusalem results in the world being filled with righteousness and justice (Isaiah 11:4-5,9). Swords will be beat into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks, and “nation will not lift up sword against nation…” (Isaiah 2:4). All the money that is spent today on armaments will be spent on agricultural implements. The world will be flooded with agricultural abundance (Amos 9:13). There will be no homeless or hungry people. Every man will have his own vineyard and orchard (Micah 4:4).
Satan will be bound (Revelation 20:1-3). Sin and crime will be greatly reduced. But there will be seething rebellion in the hearts of many, if not most, that are born during that time.
This is hard for most people to understand. Why would there be resentment in the hearts of people in the midst of such a perfect reign of Jesus?
The initial population of the Millennium will be all those, both Jew and Gentile, who live to the end of the Tribulation and who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. All others will be consigned to death when the Lord returns. So, the Millennium will begin with only believers. But they will begin to propagate, and since death will be curtailed and life spans will be greatly extended (Isaiah 65:20), the population of the world will grow exponentially.
Those born during this time will still have the old sin nature. They will desire all the things of the flesh — booze, drugs, gambling, and promiscuous sex. But they will see that any violation of the Law of God results in swift and certain justice. Immediate arrest will be followed by an immediate trial and an immediate judgment. There will be no appeal, for all judges will be Saints in glorified bodies who will make perfect decisions. So, the average person in the flesh will say, “I love you Jesus!” but he or she will do so with clinched teeth.
The Bible states repeatedly that Jesus will rule with “a rod of iron” (Psalm 2:9 and Revelation 2:26-27). And despite the fact that His reign will produce righteousness, fairness, and perfect justice (Isaiah 11:4-5), most of those living in the flesh will deeply resent the fact that they cannot freely pursue their worldly lusts.
It is no wonder that when Satan is released at the end of the Lord’s millennial reign (Revelation 20:7), the majority of those in the flesh will unite in one last rebellion against God that is pictured in Revelation 20:7-9. Led once again by Gog & Magog, this war is often confused with the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39. But the two are very different. The Ezekiel war pictures Russia coming against the nation of Israel with certain specified allies. In Revelation 20 Russia is portrayed as leading all the nations of the world against Jesus Christ.
History is going to end as it began. It started out with two people living in a perfect society, but deciding to rebel against their Creator. It ends with all of humanity living in a perfect society, and the majority making the same decision to rebel against God.
One of the many purposes of the Millennium is for God to prove that Mankind’s inherent sin defect can be remedied only by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
The religion of Satan has always been Humanism — the belief in Man. This philosophy teaches that Man is inherently good and is capable of perfection through education and social justice. Humanists therefore believe that if society can be perfected by supplying each person with a guaranteed job and income, Mankind will be transformed.
But the Bible teaches that Mankind is fatally flawed with a sin nature that makes people naturally evil (Jeremiah 17:9). And the Bible teaches that the only solution to the problem is the transformation of the Holy Spirit that begins when a person accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior.
God will prove this beyond doubt when He puts all of Mankind into a perfect society for one thousand years and Mankind responds in rebellion.
The Abolition of War
The Second War of Gog & Magog will be the final war of history. Following it, God will take the Redeemed off the earth and place them in the New Jerusalem He is now preparing. He will then consume the earth with fire to burn away the pollution of Satan’s last revolt. Out of that fiery inferno will come new heavens and a new earth — this earth redeemed and perfected (2 Peter 3:10-13). He will then lower the Redeemed down to this earth inside the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:2-7), and He will come to earth to live in their presence eternally (Revelation 22:1-4).
Eternal peace is coming. War is going to be gone forever. This hope of Mankind will not be achieved by diplomats. It will be a gift of God through Jesus Christ who died to redeem Mankind and all the Cosmos.
Wars and Rumors of War
War is often glorified when absent and abhorred when present. During times of peace, nations take pride in how their soldiers of the past have fought to maintain freedom and security for their country. Memories quickly move from the blood and horror of the killing fields to the celebration of victory and patriotism. This is true regardless of the country of origin, the ethnicity of the people, or the region of the world involved. The people of all nations want to think of their country as being powerful and victorious in battle, able to defend the homeland against all threats.
Through our actions, we continually prove that we are people of conflict—bound to return to the day of battle again and again. History books do not relish the records of quiet people living simple lives. Rather, they describe the greatness of an Alexander in battle or the unmatched strength of the British Armada on the high seas. The heroes and victories won in the wars of yesterday only serve to mask the reality of war.
No generation can say they are completely free from the threat of war. Jesus spoke of the inevitability of conflict when he prophesied of the signs of his coming. He said in the Gospel of Matthew:
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places.
“All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
Since the day Cain killed Abel, wars between countries have been simply the outgrowth of personal conflict. As long as hatred and arguments among individuals continue, wars and fights between nations will go on as well. The Lord said that as time moves closer to the day of his return, the world will not change this violent habit. On the contrary, he indicated that battles will actually increase as we approach the end. The word translated as “sorrows” in the previous passage is really the word for “birth pains” in the Greek. Therefore, Jesus predicted that all the catastrophes of life—wars, famines, diseases, and natural disasters—will be in the last days the labor pains for the birth of a new age.
Though the people of the world continue to spend an incredible amount of time and money trying to prevent war, this effort will become increasingly hopeless as we get closer to Christ’s return. Just as a pregnant woman who draws near to the moment of her delivery experiences labor pains of growing intensity, so will the battles between nations increase. This will happen despite the best efforts of politicians or peace movements. Not even a more effective United Nations organization or a one world government will be able to bring true peace to this planet. The world is moving toward violent chaos that will soon catapult out of control in a final spasm of war that will consume the entire world.
The history of the world since the time of Christ certainly speaks of the accuracy of his prophetic words. A comprehensive list of all the conflicts over the past 2,000 years would go on for volumes. No one could ever hope to completely catalog all the death and destruction that has resulted from these wars. The previous 100 years is certainly no exception to this rule. For an age that prides itself on diplomatic initiatives and peace conferences, reality speaks of anything but peace.
The world had never known the likes of twentieth-century wars. Using weapons of destruction never before dreamed possible, almost 100 million people have lost their lives while two continents have experienced devastation beyond imagination. Since the end of World War II, there have been over 150 wars resulting in the deaths of more than 10 million people. As you read these words, between 50 and 60 conflicts currently rage—either as limited civil battles or as full-scale cross-border wars. However, the stakes have changed dramatically over the course of the last generation. With nuclear weapons proliferating at an ever increasing rate, the very survival of the human species is now threatened. How long will it be before some madman decisively ends a small skirmish by “nuking” his opponents out of existence? How long will it be before terrorist groups hold the world hostage by planting a single nuclear weapon in a major city?
Meanwhile, peace movements cry out for reason and superpower summit meetings convene to negotiate settlements to one international crisis after another. Despite the best efforts of mankind, the world still remains engulfed in armed conflict. This is precisely the age of trouble Jesus spoke of long ago. Though the nations will seek peace with all their hearts, peace will continue to flee from them. As the end draws near, the world will become so weary of the ever growing danger of war along with the constant threat of nuclear destruction that they will be ready to try anything to solve the problem—even if that means accepting the peace plan put forth by a dynamic leader and his vision for a New World Order.
Incredibly, for a brief period the Antichrist’s new system will seem to make a difference. The unification of the world’s 10 major regions (see The New World Order), including the total integration of their economies and military powers, will promise to bring about one of the longest periods of peace the world has ever experienced. In that day, it will seem like the human race has entered a new era. Crime will be dramatically reduced through the elimination of paper money and the institution of the Mark (see The Mark of the Beast). The danger of renegade nations like North Korea and Iran will be hamstrung by the united front of a global empire willing to back up words with action.
It is important that you are not ignorant about how this final empire will come into being. The followers of Christ through prophecy will know its true character of evil; however, the people of the world will respond to the rise of the New World Order with open arms and great enthusiasm. It will not seem evil; it will seem fantastic. The deception that Satan will bring about through the great oratory skills of the Antichrist will make the final world empire appear to be the ultimate in peace and salvation for all of mankind [“by peace (he) shall destroy many”, Dan 8:25]. If you don’t know the Lord, you will be deceived and caught up in this excitement to your ultimate destruction.
The Apostle Paul, however, was not fooled by man’s promise of peace on earth and neither should you be deceived. He saw the end of the age through God’s eyes, and prophesied the ultimate destruction of this empire:
“When they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape”
1 Thess. 5:3
Just when everything seems to be going well for the Antichrist, something unexpected will happen to change his undisputed rule forever. Remember, the book of Revelation says that the Antichrist’s kingdom will survive for only 42 months (Rev. 13:5). We’re about to learn the real reason behind its short life-span!
Russia / Ukraine War
UKRAINE: IT’S WHAT PEOPLE DON’T SEE THAT MATTERS
The current war in Ukraine is not a battle between the good and bad guys; it has everything to do with the setting up of a one-world government. Both sides favor a New World Order, but are they fighting for the same vision?
Both Putin and Zelenskyy graduated from Klaus Schwab’s school for Young Global leaders. Schwab, founder and head of the World Economic Forum (WEF), promotes what he calls the Great Reset, which is a Marxist reordering of the world’s economy under one government.
So how do we explain what’s happening in Ukraine? I believe the answer lies in what you will never hear on the mainstream media; it’s the unseen aspects of this war that truly matter.
THE BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER
It’s clear that Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, remains committed to the Marxist Great Reset championed by his mentor, Klaus Schwab. Remember that a member of the Ukrainian parliament correctly stated that they were fighting for the New World Order.
President Biden, an outspoken supporter of Zelenskyy and Ukraine, recently voiced his strong allegiance to such world governance; Though not a graduate of Schwab’s training, his administration is committed to the Great Reset.
Vladimir Putin was once a devotee of Klaus Schwab. Peter Koenig, a geopolitical analyst and a former Senior Economist at the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), wrote this about Putin’s past relationship with Davos, the headquarters of the WEF:
President Putin in his keynote address of the virtual “Davos” in 2021, boasted about his 30 years-old friendship with Klaus Schwab. Putin also attended Klaus Schwab’s academy for “Young Global Leaders” (YGL).[i]
Koenig’s article contains a link to Putin’s 2021 address as well as several pictures depicting the close relationship between Putin and Klaus Schwab, which seems to have ended.
Koenig also wrote this about the disappearance of Putin from the WEF website:
All references and photos referring to this fact, disappeared from the internet. Putin’s name was erased from the WEF’s website. The WEF, alias Klaus Schwab, does not want the world to believe that he is associated with Putin. Obviously, such a relation doesn’t usually disappear overnight. It’s just no longer readily visible to the world at large.[ii]
Confirmation of the rift between Putin and Klaus Schwab came to light on March 30, 2022, as Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov promoted a new and different World Order with China. Speaking ahead of meeting with meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Lavrov said this about Russia’s alliance with China, "We, together with you, and with our sympathizers will move towards a multipolar, just, democratic world order."[iii]
The struggle is far more than a conflict between Putin and Zelenskyy. Putin has joined forces with China and now opposes the Great Reset championed by Klaus Schwab and many other globalists in the west such as those that control the Biden Administration.
Of course, Putin desires to annex parts of Ukraine in order to create a safe buffer between NATO and Russia, but he’s also battling for the a New World Order in which Russian and China will have a much greater role than the globalists in the west desire. Ukraine has become the focal point in the battle for supremacy in world governance.
Despite what we hear from the WEF and from the Chinees Foreign minister, neither side offers anything that even vaguely resembles freedom. Both seek to enslave humanity under a Marxist totalitarian government.
GOD’S SOVEREIGN HAND OVER HISTORY
Another unseen force at work is God’s sovereignty. Satan can only do so much through his minions until God says the time is right for the globalists to finish setting up the kingdom over which the antichrist will briefly rule.
Putin possesses supersonic nuclear missiles that can destroy any city in the world. These rockets fly below radar so that the targeted cities will have little to no warning whatsoever before complete annihilation. Despite his frightening arsenal, and it’s indeed over-the-top terrifying, President Putin cannot violate God’s sovereign control of history as He sets the stage for the coming Tribulation.
The Lord’s authority over history comforts me as I hear the threats of WWIII that have arisen as a result of the war in Ukraine. Nothing can happen apart from God’s appointed timing.
If the Lord’s future judgment on the world involves Putin’s nuclear missiles, the Russian president will fire them when God allows and not one second earlier.
The events in Ukraine, or anywhere else in our world, cannot spiral out of God’s control. There is absolutely no possible circumstance that would cause God to exclaim, “I didn’t see that coming!” He loves to predict future events from ancient times so that He receives all the glory due His name when His words prove true (Isaiah 46:8-13).
What the Luciferian elite of our world fail to recognize is that in the end, God’s purposes will prevail as foretold on the pages of Scripture. We also find this blessed assurance in Proverbs 21:30, “No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the Lord.”
THE RESTRAINING FORCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Another aspect of God’s sovereignty is the unseen restraining work of the Holy Spirit. In 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8, Paul reminds his recent converts regarding what he had already told them concerning the antichrist, the man of lawlessness, and the work of the restrainer:
And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
The powerbrokers of this world cannot reveal their leader until the Lord removes the restraining force of the Holy Spirit, which happens at the time of the Rapture (2 Thessalonians 2:1-11). They only imagine that they possess some degree of control. Despite the rhetoric, it’s reassuring to know that God is restraining both Putin and Biden (or those who control him).
The Luciferians are making great strides in preparing the world for the reign of the antichrist, but they cannot get past the restraining work of the Holy Spirit! After we go up to meet Jesus in the air, they will have more freedom.
THE HOOK IN THE MOUTH OF GOG
A variety of sources report that during its invasion of Ukraine, Russia has lost many soldiers and officers along with many tanks, helicopters, and airplanes. On the other side, however, it would seem that the Great Reset devotees have also not accomplished their objective in weakening Putin or minimizing his terrifying arsenal of weapons.
With the losses in Ukraine, one might expect that Russia would refrain from any military action in the future.
The Bible, however, tells us that God will put a “hook” in the jaw of Gog, whom many believe may very well be Putin, or perhaps his successor (Ezekiel 38:3-4). The prophet Ezekiel tells us that this alliance, led by Russian, Iran, and Turkey, will invade Israel in the future as a result of the Lord’s leading (Ezekiel 38-39).
According to the prophet Ezekiel, this coalition will suffer a devastating defeat (38:17-23; 39:1-6). Once that happens, Russia and the other nations aligned with them will no longer possess any ability to resist the Marxist New World Order envisioned by Schwab and the WEF.
PRAYER IS AN EFFECTIVE WEAPON
Until the Lord calls us home, prayer will remain an effective weapon in battling Satan’s agenda in our world.
The people of Ukraine need our prayers. The war has caused much suffering and incredible loss for them. This tragedy has impacted many believers, pastors, and missionaries who need our intercession for them. Pray also for the Jewish people as many of them seek refuge in the nation of Israel.
As we contemplate the news coming out of Ukraine, it helps to remember what Jesus said about the character of Satan; our adversary murders, lies, steals, and destroys (John 8:44; 10:10). We see all these characteristics at work in this war. We live in an age of intense deception.
The Ukrainians are caught in the middle of an epic power struggle in which the Luciferian globalists hope will lead to a deadly war between the United States and Russia. As I write, these elite powerbrokers are doing all they can to provoke this potentially nuclear conflict in hopes that it will enable them to setup their New World Order in the chaos that follows it.
Keep these things in mind as you process what you hear about this war; the devil deceives and kills.
THE GOOD NEWS
The good news is that the Lord will come for us before the start of the Tribulation and the appearance of the antichrist upon the world scene. All of those in Christ will miss all of the wrath of the day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11), this is the assurance of biblical prophecy
Regardless of what happens during the rest of 2022 with wars, supply chain issues, and food shortages, we can be absolutely certain of three things:
The Lord’s purposes will prevail over all the evil and deadly plans of the Luciferian elite for the world.
Jesus is coming for His church in the very near future, perhaps today!
After the Tribulation, Jesus will rule for a thousand years over the nations of the world and after that forevermore in the glorious eternal state.
Jesus will setup a world kingdom in righteousness and justice. He will rule the world forevermore. Yep, you will not hear that on CNN or anywhere else on the mainstream media!!
Maranatha! Come soon, Lord Jesus!
My new book, The Triumph of the Redeemed-An eternal Perspective that Calms Our Fears in Perilous Times, is now available on Amazon. I wrote the book to give believers hope amid the violence, deception, and wickedness that confronts us each and every day.
Jonathan C. Brentner — Website: Our Journey Home
[i] Peter Koenig, Ukraine-Russia and the World Economic Forum (WEF). A Planned Milestone Towards “The Great Reset”? March 28, 2022, @ https://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-russia-wef-planned-milestone-towards-great-reset/5775575
[iii] Daniel Greenfield, Russia Proposes 'New World Order' With China, March 31, 2022, @ https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2022/03/russia-proposes-new-world-order-china-daniel-greenfield/
10 Signs The War In Ukraine Is Part Of The Great Reset
While the pandemic acclimatised the world to lockdowns, normalised the acceptance of experimental medications, precipitated the greatest transfer of wealth to corporations by decimating SMEs and adjusted the muscle memory of workforce operations in preparation for a cybernetic future, an additional vector was required to accelerate the economic collapse before nations can ‘Build Back Better.’
I present below several ways in which the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine is the next catalyst for the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset agenda, facilitated by an interconnected web of global stakeholders and a diffuse network of public-private partnerships.
1. The war between Russia and Ukraine is already causing unprecedented disruption to global supply chains, exacerbating fuel shortages and inducing chronic levels of inflation.
As geopolitical tensions morph into a protracted conflict between NATO and the Sino-Russia axis, a second contraction may plunge the economy into stagflation.
In the years ahead, the combination of subpar growth and runaway inflation will force a global economic underclass into micro-work contracts and low-wage jobs in an emerging gig economy.
Another recession will compound global resource thirst, narrow the scope for self-sufficiency and significantly increase dependence on government subsidies.
With the immiseration of a significant portion of the world’s labour force looming on the horizon, this may well be a prelude to the introduction of a Universal Basic Income, leading to a highly stratified neo-feudal order.
Therefore, the World Economic Forum’s ominous prediction that we will ‘own nothing and be happy’ by 2030 seems to be unfolding with horrifying rapidity.
2. The war’s economic fallout will lead to a dramatic downsizing of the global workforce.
The architects of the Great Reset have anticipated this trend for a number of years and will exploit this economic turbulence by propelling the role of disruptive technologies to meet global challenges and fundamentally alter traditional business patterns to keep pace with rapid changes in technology.
Like the pandemic, disaster preparedness in the age of conflict will rest significantly on the willingness to embrace specific technological innovations in the public and private spheres so that future generations can supply the labour demands of the Great Reset.
A recurring theme in Klaus Schwab’s Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is that groundbreaking technological and scientific innovations will no longer be relegated to the physical world around us but become extensions of ourselves.
He emphasises the primacy of emerging technologies in a next generation workforce and highlights the urgency to push ahead with plans to digitise several aspects of the global labour force through scalable technology based solutions.
Those spearheading the Great Reset seek to manage geopolitical risk by creating new markets which revolve around digital innovations, e-strategies, telepresence labour, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Bodies.
The breakneck speed in which AI technologies are being deployed suggest that the optimization of such technologies will initially bear on traditional industries and professions which offer a safety net for hundreds of millions of workers, such as farming, retail, catering, manufacturing and the courier industries.
However, automation in the form of robots, smart software and machine learning will not be limited to jobs which are routine, repetitive and predictable.
AI systems are on the verge of wholesale automation of various white collar jobs, particularly in areas which involve information processing and pattern recognition such as accounting, HR and middle management positions.
Although anticipating future employment trends is no easy task, it’s safe to say that the combined threat of pandemics and wars means the labour force is on the brink of an unprecedented reshuffle with technology reshaping logistics, potentially threatening hundreds of millions of blue and white collar jobs, resulting in the greatest and fastest displacement of jobs in history and foreshadowing a labour market shift which was previously inconceivable.
While it has long been anticipated that the increased use of technology in the private sector would result in massive job losses, pandemic lockdowns and the coming disruption caused by a war will speed up this process, and many companies will be left with no other option but to lay off staff and replace them with creative technological solutions merely for the survival of their businesses.
In other words, many of the jobs which will be lost in the years ahead were already moving towards redundancy and are unlikely to be recovered once the dust is settled.
3. The war has significantly reduced Europe’s reliance on the Russian energy sector and reinforced the centrality of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ‘net zero‘ emissions which lies at the heart of the Great Reset.
Policymakers marching lockstep with the Great Reset have capitalised on the tough sanctions against Russia by accelerating the shift towards ‘green’ energy and reiterating the importance of decarbonisation as part of the ‘fight against climate change’.
However, it would be very short-sighted to assume that the Great Reset is ultimately geared towards the equitable distribution of ‘green’ hydrogen and carbon-neutral synthetic fuels replacing petrol & diesel.
While UN SDGs are crucial to post-pandemic recovery, more importantly, they are fundamental to the makeover of shareholder capitalism which is now being vaunted by the Davos elites as ‘stakeholder capitalism’.
In economic terms, this refers to a system where governments are no longer the final arbiters of state policies as unelected private corporations become the de facto trustees of society, taking on the direct responsibility to address the world’s social, economic and environmental challenges through macroeconomic cooperation and a multi-stakeholder model of global governance.
Under such an economic construct, asset holding conglomerates can redirect the flow of global capital by aligning investments with the UN’s SDGs and configuring them as Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) compliant so that new international markets can be built on the disaster and misery of potentially hundreds of millions of people reeling from the economic collapse caused by war.
Therefore, the war offers a huge impetus for the governments pushing the reset to actively pursue energy independence, shape markets towards ‘green and inclusive growth’ and eventually move populations towards a cap-and-trade system, otherwise known as a carbon credit economy.
This will centralise power in the hands of stakeholder capitalists under the benevolent guise of reinventing capitalism through fairer and greener means, using deceptive slogans like ‘Build Back Better’ without sacrificing the perpetual growth imperative of capitalism.
4. Food shortages created by the war will offer a major boon to the synthetic biology industry as the convergence of digital technologies with materials science and biology will radically transform the agricultural sector and encourage the adoption of plant-based and lab-grown alternatives on a global scale.
Russia and Ukraine are both breadbaskets of the world and critical shortages in grains, fertilisers, vegetable oils and essential foodstuffs will catapult the importance of biotechnology to food security and sustainability and give birth to several imitation meat start-ups similar to ‘Impossible Foods’ which was co-funded by Bill Gates.
One can therefore expect more government regulation to usher a dramatic overhaul to industrial food production and cultivation, ultimately benefiting agribusiness and biotech investors, since food systems will be redesigned through emerging technologies to grow ‘sustainable’ proteins and CRISPR gene-edited patented crops.
5. Russia’s exclusion from SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) foreshadows an economic reset which will generate precisely the kind of blowback necessary for corralling large swathes of the global population into a technocratic control grid.
As several economists have opined, weaponizing SWIFT, CHIPS (The Clearing House Interbank Payments System) and the US Dollar against Russia will only spur geopolitical rivals like China to accelerate the process of de-dollarisation.
The main benefactor of economic sanctions against Russia appears to be China which can reshape the Eurasian market by encouraging member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and BRICS to bypass the SWIFT ecosystem and settle cross-border international payments in the Digital Yuan.
While the demand for cryptocurrencies will see a massive spike, this is likely to encourage many governments to increasingly regulate the sector through public blockchains and enforce a multilateral ban on decentralised cryptocurrencies.
The shift to crypto could be the dress rehearsal to eventually expedite plans for programmable money overseen by a federal regulator, leading to the greater accretion of power in the hands of a powerful global technocracy and thus sealing our enslavement to financial institutions.
I believe this war will bring currencies to parity, therefore heralding a new Bretton Woods moment which promises to transform the operation of international banking and macroeconomic cooperation through the future adoption of central bank digital currencies.
6. This war marks a major inflection point in the globalist aspiration for a new international rules-based order anchored in Eurasia.
As the ‘father of geopolitics’ Halford Mackinder opined over a century ago, the rise of every global hegemon in the past 500 years has been possible because of dominance over Eurasia. Similarly, their decline has been associated with losing control over that pivotal landmass.
This causal connection between geography and power has not gone unnoticed by the global network of stakeholders representing the WEF, many of whom have anticipated the transition to a multipolar era and return to great power competition amid America’s receding political and economic influence and a pressing need for what technocrats call smart globalisation.
While America tries desperately to cling to its superpower status, China’s economic ascent and Russia’s regional ambitions threaten to upend the strategic axial points of Eurasia (Western Europe and Asia Pacific).
The region in which America previously enjoyed uncontested hegemony is no longer impervious to cracks and we may be witnessing a changing of the guard which dramatically alters the calculus of global force projection.
Although China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has the potential to unify the world-island (Asia, Africa and Europe) and cause a tectonic shift in the locus of global power, the recent invasion of Ukraine will have far-reaching consequences for China-Europe rail freight.
The Ukrainian President Zelensky claimed that Ukraine could function as the BRI’s gateway to Europe. Therefore, we cannot ignore China’s huge stake in the recent tensions over Ukraine, nor can we ignore NATO’s underlying ambition to check China’s rise in the region by limiting the sale of Ukrainian assets to China and doing everything in its capacity to thwart The Modern Silk Road.
As sanctions push Russia towards consolidating bilateral ties with China and fully integrating with the BRI, a Pan-Eurasian trading bloc may be the realignment which forces a shared governance of the global commons and a reset to the age of US exceptionalism.
7. With speculation mounting over the war’s long term impact on bilateral trade flows between China and Europe, the Russia-Ukraine conflict will catapult Israel – a leading advocate of the Great Reset – to even greater international prominence.
Israel is a highly attractive BRI market for China and the CCP is acutely aware of Israel’s importance as a strategic outpost connecting the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea through the Gulf of Suez.
Furthermore, the Chinese government has for many years acknowledged the primacy of Israel as a global technology hub and capitalised on Israel’s innovation capabilities to help meet its own strategic challenges.
Therefore, Naftali Bennet’s mediation between Moscow and Kiev is likely to factor the instrumental role of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in expanding both China and Israel’s regional and global strategic footprint.
Israel’s status as among the leading tech hubs of the future and gateway connecting Europe and the Middle East is inextricably tied to the web of physical infrastructures, such as roads, railways, ports and energy pipelines which China has been building over the past decade.
Already a powerhouse in auto-technologies, robotics and cybersecurity, Israel aspires to be the central nation in the millennial Kingdom and the country’s tech startups are predicted to play a key role in the fourth industrial revolution.
Strengthening its evolving relationship with China amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis could help propel Israel into a regional hegemon par excellence with a large share of centralised economic and technological power converging in Jerusalem.
As Israel embarks on efforts to diversify its export markets and investments away from the United States, it begs an important question.
Is Israel in the formative stages of outsourcing its security interests away from the US and hedging its bets on the Sino-Russia axis?
8. It is now common knowledge that Digital IDs are a central plank in the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset agenda and are to be streamlined across industries, supply chains and markets as a way of advancing the UN 2030 SDGs and delivering individualised and integrated services in future smart cities.
Many have cottoned on to how such a platform can be used to usher in a global system of technocratic population control and compliance by incorporating humanity into a new corporate value chain where citizens are mined as data commodities for ESG investors and human capital bond markets and assigned a social and climate score based on how well they measure up against the UN SDGs.
This seamless verification of people and connected devices in smart environments can only take place once our biometrics, health records, finances, education transcripts, consumer habits, carbon footprint and the entire sum of human experiences is stored on an interoperable database to determine our conformity with the UN SDGs, thus forcing a monumental change to our social contract.
Vaccine passports were initially touted by public-private partnerships as an entry point for Digital IDs. Now that such a logic has run its course, how might the present geopolitical tensions contribute to scaling what is the key node in a new digital ecosystem?
Ukraine has traditionally been called Europe’s breadbasket and alongside Russia, both nations are major global suppliers of staple grains. Therefore, the war has all the makings of a black swan for commodities and inflation.
With an economy teetering on the brink of collapse due to a global supply crunch, I believe the resulting economic tremors will trigger wartime emergencies across the world and the public will be told to brace themselves for rationing.
Once this takes place, the multilateral adoption of Digital IDs which interface with Central Bank Digital Currencies can be touted as the solution to efficiently manage and distribute household rations under an unprecedented state of emergency and exception.
The Bank of England has already floated the prospect of programmable cash which can only be spent on essentials or goods which an employer or government deem sensible.
Once the issuer is granted control over how it is spent by the recipient, it will become nigh impossible to function adequately without a Digital ID, which will be required to receive food parcels and obtain a basic means of subsistence. Think UBI (Universal Basic Income).
If food inflation continues on an upward trajectory with no signs of abating, governments may institute price controls in the form of rationing and ration entries could be logged on blockchain ledgers on the Digital ID to track our carbon footprint and consumptive habits during a national emergency.
9. Europe is directly in the line of fire once a hybrid war between NATO and the Sino-Russia axis is underway.
It would be remiss to ignore the clear and present danger posed by a cyber attack on banks and critical infrastructure or even a tentative and tactical nuclear exchange with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
I can’t see how any warring party will not be limited by the doctrine of mutually assured destruction so a thermonuclear fallout is unlikely.
However, the use of remote access technologies to erase system memory from the SWIFT banking apparatus or Cross-Border Interbank Payment System can potentially render much of the international economy non-operational and send the dollar into a tailspin.
If an event of such cataclysmic proportions was to occur, it will undoubtedly lead to increasing demands to overhaul cyber security.
The fallout from such an event could very well establish a new global security protocol according to which citizens must possess a Digital ID as a necessary national security measure.
One can imagine how accessing the internet or public services in the aftermath of a nationwide cyberattack may require citizens to use a Digital ID to authenticate that their online activities and transactions are from a legitimate and non-malicious source.
There are few coincidences in politics.
10. The economic implications of this war will be so disastrous that governments and the public sector will require a significant injection of private capital to address the financing shortfall.
This will effectively render the traditional separation of powers between central banking institutions and governments obsolete, as the former will be positioned to disproportionately influence the fiscal trajectory of nation states, whose sovereignty will be hollowed out by the wholesale capture of governments by the central banks and hedge funds.
Therefore, the nation-state model is gradually being upended by a global technocracy, consisting of an unelected consortium of leaders of industry, central banking oligarchs and private financial institutions, most of which are predominantly non-state corporate actors attempting to restructure global governance and enlist themselves in the global decision-making process.
Therefore, the future of international relations and the social, economic and political transformation which the world is presently undergoing in light of the pandemic and Russia-Ukraine conflict will not be decided through multilateralism and elected representatives of sovereign states.
Rather, it will be decided through a network of multi-stakeholder partnerships which are motivated by the politics of expediency and not accountable to any electorate or beholden to any state and for whom concepts like sovereignty and international law are meaningless.
If you think that the same lying lame stream media is suddenly turning over a new leaf and sharing nothing but the truth, then please raise your hand, and then slap yourself! They lied about the plandemic, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Vietnam, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Cuba, Panama and Nicaragua - but now they're telling the truth about Ukraine???
The pandemic was it a smoke screen for a bigger global plan – this is the same thing!
Squirrel – Look at the war, don’t look at what we’re doing! (10:37)
The jabs are nothing more than eugenics
Just in the UK, right now, 9 out of 10 of people that are dying are from the shots
Life insurance companies are no longer paying for death by vaccine because the truth is so obvious now
Biden has extended the national emergency powers
Why would you need that if this is supposed to be over?
The World Health Organization is building a global vaccine passport system
Necessary step for the Great Reset
Proof that the 2020 Election was stolen
Mark Zuckerberg right now is in huge trouble, guilty of bribery
It's getting to be so apparent in a multitude of states that they're now starting to bring criminal charges
Durham report exposed Clinton, Obama, and the Biden crime families
Guilty of spying on, before and after, a sitting president – that’s treason!
They are trying to start a war - that's what is needed for the next step of the Great Reset (13:24)
Klaus Schwab – “Z Great Reset needs war”
Lindsey Graham – “The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out”
The war will decimate the global economy so they take control with a new digital economy that they can control
Already this war has affected gas prices and soon it will be unprecedented food shortages and supply chain problems
Historically, Ukraine has been the area where a lot of these elite’s criminal behavior has happened
This is the country where Obama, Biden, Soros, Schiff, Bolton, Pelosi, Kerry, Romney and the Clinton family have been doing their illegal transfer of funds
If you start a war there, then you can blow up the evidence - videos of people burning piles and piles of paper
Ukraine is the main donor of the Clinton foundation
The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is a trainee of Klaus Schwab’s School for Young Global Leaders, just like Justin Trudeau
He's a part of this Great Reset New World Order (the Bible calls it the Antichrist Kingdom)
Ukrainian parliament member tells Fox News “We not only fight for Ukraine, we fight for the New World Order”
Russia / Israel (16:36)
Russia condemned the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights on Wednesday and said it does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty in the region.
Set-up for the Gog-Magog War
Do we see any signs of these powers from the north (Russia) or a Gog-like person leader from there (Putin) working together with these Muslim nations surrounding Israel to try to invade one day and take her out?
Russia is the one that has been arming the Muslim nations against Israel with weaponry
Is there any signs of devising an evil scheme? Is there any is there any bait (hook in the jaw as God calls it) that is enough to bring them down and start a war in the middle east?
Israel's resources (27:29)
Israel's land mass - Israel is a tiny little strip of land that connects three continents – Europe, Africa, and Asia. That's why it's a strategic place for a lot of people want to own
- Ezekiel 5:5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: This is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries all around her. (NIV)
Israel is one of the most historically contested pieces of real estate, especially if your plans are global domination. If you want to control the world, you MUST control Israel.
Old Testament – Assyrian empire, Babylonian empire, Persian empire, and Alexander the Great’s Macedonian empire
New Testament – Roman empire
Control the trade, add tariffs and taxes, etc.
- The old testament says that the Jewish people were to be a light unto the gentiles. And then here comes Jesus, from Israel, to and bless all nations
It's a strategic landmass that historically, even to this day, people want. And that's why they have to have such a huge military to defend themselves from a constant daily threat of invasion
Many people say that that could be part of the hook in the jaw one of the hooks that's going to seduce Russia to come down from the north
Gas and Oil
Israel happens to be in the heart of the world's oil and gas reserves - it's a strategic significance.
How come all these other Muslim nations around Israel get tons of oil and Israel got nothing - until now.
God knew exactly what he was doing - He waited for a future time when mankind would develop a transportation system that is completely dependent upon gas and oil - That's not by chance. God knew that in the last days, that gas and oil would become a extremely valuable global commodity.
What does this have to do with Russia and Ukraine?
Israel is becoming a major exporter of gas and oil, which threatens the economy of Russia
"The implications are very significant also to the Israeli economy and for the state of Israel in large. Now Israel could export the gas to Asia, it could export it to Europe, reducing these regions' dependence on Russia"
2015 President Vladimir Putin contacted Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and made an offer he believed couldn’t be refused. Putin offered to guarantee the safety of Israel’s newly discovered Leviathan gas fields using the full might of the Russian military. Netanyahu politely declined. The very next week on the direct orders of Vladimir Putin fighter jets, tanks, sophisticated battlefield communications equipment and Special Forces began landing in Syria...This impressive Russian arsenal is further augmented by the ominous presence of a Russia nuclear submarine, off Syria’s coast in the Mediterranean. This provides Russia with the ultimate deterrence, if it were needed...The final Russian objective relates to Israel and regards the “hook” that God Himself will place in Gog’s jaw. At some point Gog will have an “evil thought” and will determine to invade the beautiful land to “take a spoil.” It seems increasingly likely that this “evil thought” centers on the Leviathan gas fields of Israel, an oil field so vast it could dwarf the existing Saudi and Iraqi fields making Israel, or whoever owns them, the richest nation on planet Earth. These oil fields also sit easily within what Russia perceives as their legitimate sphere of influence. It is within their grasp.... At the very same time Israel have discovered a gas field that potentially dwarfs all others in the Middle East, the Leviathan gas field. In his vision Ezekiel saw a horde led by Gog attacking Israel so that they may, “…take a spoil.” This is that horde forming now. The alliances necessary for Ezekiel 38 and 39 to come to pass are in place, and functioning well. Russia and Iran are very close. Turkey have become natural allies to Iran due to a hatred for Israel. Indeed, Recap Ergogan, President of Turkey openly despises Israel, he is a vicious hater of Israel who talks often of the need to free Al-Quds from the hands of the Jews. Al-Quds is known in Arabic as Jerusalem. Gog is taking up military positions right on Israel’s border and has already expressed an interest in Israel’s “spoil. ... Then there is little Israel, sitting all alone in the Middle East. Little Israel sitting on an oil field of immense size and almost incalculable value. Little Israel, hated and scorned by all nations of the world, openly despised, seemingly without a true friend or a real protector. Little Israel, isolated, alone, very exposed. Or so Gog thinks. God Himself on that day will stand up and fight on her behalf, and woe to Gog and his allies, for mighty is the Lord God who will save her. (Red Storm)
One of the biggest oil discoveries is in the Golan Heights
Russia condemned the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights on Wednesday and said it does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty in the region.
Just as Israel’s offshore Mediterranean gas discoveries have created an entire energy industry, so the Golan oil find could also generate a new industry around it.
The government of Israel considers the Golan Heights to now be part of Israeli territory, but the United Nations does not recognize Israel’s claim. Instead, the UN still recognizes Syrian sovereignty over that area. So now that massive amounts of oil have been discovered there, what will this do to tensions in the region? Could this discovery of oil help set the stage for World War III?
Do you think that Syria and Israel’s other Arab neighbors are going to enjoy sitting there as Israel pumps “their oil” out of the ground?
It appears that the prophetic scenario in Ezekiel 36-39 is beginning to take shape as Russia moves more military assets into and close to Syria. As Ezekiel predicts, Gog (Russia) will invade Israel with its prime motivation: to seize spoil and carry off plunder… (Ezek.38:12). Oil – something the entire world depends on – definitely qualifies as plunder.
War with Ukraine - Gas and oil prices have sky-rocketed
Good for Russia until Israel starts exporting
They are masters of water conservation.
When they first went to Israel, they didn't have much water. And what water they did have was disease-infected swamp
But they built canals, reservoirs, plants and piping systems to be smart with what water they did have
Now they have became the world's leading expert in the technology called desalination plants
Yet today, on the heels of a 7-year drought, Israel has achieved the impossible: water-independence. Israel now produces 20% more water than it consumes, surpassing the needs of more than eight million citizens, leaving enough water to export to its neighbors and a wealth of knowledge to export throughout the world.
Israel is sitting on the biggest mineral deposit on the planet - the Dead Sea
It is one of the most valuable pieces of real estate anywhere on the earth
Dead Sea Minerals
God dug a tremendous hole in the earth many years ago to use in storing a treasure for His people which staggers the imagination. Yes, the lowest elevation on the earth’s surface is the Dead Sea. The way God arranged things, the Jordan River and its tributaries have been washing minerals down into that hole which God prepared, for thousands of years, and in recent years it has been found to be the most valuable depository of strategic chemicals in the world. ... It is estimated that the potential value of the potash, bromine and other chemical salts of its water is FOUR TIMES the wealth of the United States.” With the tremendous world-wide food shortage that threatens mankind, any would-be dictator would take high risks to capture a treasure like this which could furnish enough fertilizer for the whole world, and with its other chemicals provide the explosives needed to subdue all its enemies! Why, do you think, has the Kremlin spent billions helping the Arabs fight Israel? (The Abundant Wealth of the Dead Sea)
BlackRock's Fink Says Ukraine Invasion "Accelerates" ESG and Digital Currencies Shift
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's annual letter to shareholders has become heavily scrutinized as ones from Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett and JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon. Fink is the boss of a $10 trillion asset manager, the world's largest and oversees more money than the Fed, told shareholders Russia's invasion of Ukraine would fundamentally reshape the world economy and drive up inflation as supply chains are reconfigured.
"The Russian invasion of Ukraine has put an end to the globalization we have experienced over the last three decades," Fink wrote.
Fink predicted "companies and governments will also be looking more broadly at their dependencies on other nations. This may lead companies to onshore or nearshore more of their operations resulting in a faster pull back from some countries."
As a result, "a large-scale reorientation of supply chains will inherently be inflationary," he said, pointing out that even before the conflict broke out in Eastern Europe, the economic effects of the virus pandemic brought US inflation to its highest in four decades.
Today's inflationary environment, teetering on the verge of stagflation, has put central banks in "difficult decisions about how fast to raise rates. They face a dilemma they haven't faced in decades, which has been worsened by geopolitical conflict and the resulting energy shocks. Central banks must choose whether to live with higher inflation or slow economic activity and employment to lower inflation quickly," Fink said.
Like Fink's last letter to shareholders, he was focused on the firm's "ESG" and "green technology" commitments. This time around, he said the invasion "will actually accelerate the shift toward greener sources of energy in many parts of the world," because higher fossil fuel prices will make the transition of renewables financially competitive.
"We've already seen European policymakers promoting investment in renewables as an important component of energy security," he said. "More than ever, countries that don't have their own energy sources will need to fund and develop them– which for many will mean investing in wind and solar power."
In the short-term, alternatives to Russian energy products "will inevitably slow the world's progress toward net-zero [emissions] in the near term," he added. BlackRock is the world's largest asset manager, which has pushed "ESG" policies that harm American fossil fuel companies, basically following the World Economic Forum's (WEF) script.
On digital currencies, Fink said the Ukrainian conflict has the "potential impact on accelerating digital currencies. The war will prompt countries to re-evaluate their currency dependencies." He spoke about central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and how they "can enhance the settlement of international transactions while reducing the risk of money laundering and corruption." Again, Fink is following WEF's script of implementing new forms of digital currency that will mean governments will have more control over the people.
Fink also praised how global corporate elites banded together following Russia's invasion and isolated Moscow from the global financial system overnight, paralyzing the country's economy. He said the private sector demonstrated the power of the capital markets:
"Russia has been essentially cut off from global capital markets, demonstrating the commitment of major companies to operate consistent with core values. This "economic war" shows what we can achieve when companies, supported by their stakeholders, come together in the face of violence and aggression," he said.
Frink has made clear the conflict in Ukrainian is being used as an accelerator to reorganize the global economy as the old world order crumbles and a multipolar world emerges. Supply chains will be onshored or moved closer to home, and the WEF's agenda of a green new world, more corporate surveillance, and trackable money are inevitable this decade.
Readers can find Fink's complete letter here...
Putin announces partial military mobilisation in address to Russia
Vladimir Putin has announced a partial mobilisation for the country's military campaign in Ukraine. Speaking to his nation for the first time since Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February, the President also accused the West of engaging in "nuclear blackmail".
Summary: The main points of Putin's speech
The West wants to weaken, divide and destroy Russia
The partial recruitment is to support our compatriots and allow them to determine their own future
Special operation objectives unchanged
West directed Kyiv to undermine peace talks - after initial negotiations were somewhat positive
Only reservists - those who served in the armed forces - with military specialties and relevant experience will be subject to recruitment
Are there more wars in our future after Ukraine?
With Russia’s recent attack on Ukraine, we are reminded of a truth that many of us learned as children on the playground: bullies target the weak, and they won’t stop unless the victims are enabled to defend themselves or unless someone stronger intervenes.
America used to be that strongman, a bulwark of both morality and leadership, which caused belligerent nations and itching dictators to think twice before making an aggressive move in any direction. But sadly, America’s diminished morality has led to a lack of strong leadership, racing downhill on an ever-steepening slope.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this is just the first of many aggressions that we will witness in the days ahead. I suggest that we keep a close watch on China, North Korea, Iran, and other countries that are undoubtedly waiting to see how the United States, aside from sanctions, will respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Most Bible commentators agree that Russia is the key player in a prophecy given in Ezekiel 38, wherein a confederation of nations, including Iran and Turkey, will attack Israel without provocation. Russia’s latest posturing and saber-rattling, combined with its current military offensive in Ukraine, only lend more credence to the possibility of this ancient prediction coming to pass in the near future.
Wars and rumors of wars can be a frightening prospect to those who have no idea what’s coming. But for the Christian who has studied the Bible, the escalation of aggression we are seeing is just one more indicator that we draw closer to the end. Jesus detailed many signs of the times to be looking for in the last days. In addition to the escalation of war, Jesus foretold the escalation of deception, betrayal, hatred, lawlessness, earthquakes, famines, and yes, even pandemics.
Jesus also said that in the last days it will be just like it was in the days of Noah. How were things in the days of Noah? Genesis 6:5 tells us: “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Does that sound like the world we live in? I certainly think so.
Why did Jesus tell us that we should expect all of these horrible things? Was He trying to scare us? Doesn’t He know we are already prone to anxiety and worry?
Yes, He does know. He knows us better than we know ourselves. It is precisely for that reason He foretold all of these things. His prophecies are reminders to us that He knows the future, and that He has every single detail under control. In the midst of all His warning about the last days, He made it a point to assure us: “See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass” (Matthew 24:6).
So, with everything we’re seeing in our world today that points to an increase in global strife, what are we as believers to do?
1. We are to trust God because God is trustworthy.
2. We are to pray. We should absolutely be asking God for revival and renewal both in our nation and in the Church worldwide.
3. We are to let our voice be heard about what is right, and we are to stand up against what is wrong.
I want to encourage you to live boldly for Jesus. God has told us in Scripture that we are luminaries of truth. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven”(Matthew 5:16).
That statement implies that we are going to encounter dark days. In the present darkness and uncertainty that we find ourselves in, let the truth of God’s Word shine out of you.
I’m not talking about promoting our feelings or our opinions. As God’s ambassadors, we are to promote His truth, His whole truth, and nothing but His truth in the ever-darkening world around us.
Jack Hibbs is the founder and senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Southern California and the voice of the Real Lifetelevision and radio broadcasts. Dedicated to proclaiming truth and standing boldly in opposition to false doctrines that distort the Word of God and the character of Christ, Jack’s voice challenges today’s generation to both understand and practice an authentic Christian worldview. This is an excerpt from his upcoming book “Countdown,” scheduled for release in April 2020. Visit www.jackhibbs.com for more insights and messages.
China / Taiwan
China, Taiwan, and Bible Prophecy :: By Terry James
A number of questions have come in with the worry over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s Vladimir Putin seems to be in the process of fulfilling the Gog-Magog prophecy in the opinion of some of those among whom have sent emails, etc.
Of particular interest in this regard is Russia’s sending the warning to Israel that Russia no longer considers the Golan, etc., to be Israel’s sovereign territory. i.e., apparently, it’s now open for Russia’s taking it over because of Israel’s dealings with Syria in some perceived unjust way.
Putin took unkindly to Israel saying they supported the Ukrainian people in opposing Russia’s assault on their nation.
During all this perhaps stage-setting for the Gog-Magog attack of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, another powerful player of prophetic dimension is starkly in view. The developments in the regions east of the Euphrates, the oriental world, are indeed worth delving into in terms of likely prophetic progression.
I refer to the matter of the persistent probing into Taiwan’s air space with military jets. The actions are intended not only to intimidate but to see just how not only Taiwan itself but how the western powers – particularly the U.S. – will react and respond.
Of course, China is the culprit in all this. Taiwan’s monstrous neighbor, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has had for many years a festering hatred for that democratic republic just miles off China’s coast. They are now making that hatred manifest for the world to see.
Vladimir Putin’s daring invasion of Ukraine has, without a doubt, given China’s despot, Xi Jinping, the evidence he needs that confirms America’s weakness of leadership. The current presidential administration’s perceived inability to deal with Putin and his aggression with military action or even with other effective means to deter Russian incursion have no doubt caused Xi Jinping to become more aggressive by the day in probing Taiwan’s vulnerability.
The buildup of China’s aggressiveness has been coming more clearly into the picture of events shaping for prophetic fulfillment for several years of late. The building of artificial islands in the South China Sea, for example, has been part of this buildup. They have thus challenged navies and anyone other who passes through that sea, even though that is legally, in terms of maritime law, open waters for movement of ships from around the world. China has proclaimed it as its sovereign waters and has threatened military action even against U.S. naval ships.
So among the questions I’ve gotten through email and in personal conversations as well as on TV and radio interviews is: “Do you think China will attack Taiwan and take it over?”
People who are well-versed in Bible prophecy already can see the proverbial handwriting on the wall when it comes to Russia. They are fairly certain the Russian actions, with their taking of Ukraine (or at least parts of it at this point), is a sure signal that it might be all setting up the Gog-Magog assault at some point. Russia’s aforementioned threatening of Israel, denying the Jewish state’s sovereignty in the matter of the Golan, strongly adds to the evidence that the Gog-Magog attack must be somewhere in the not-too-distant future.
But China is another matter. The questions concerning its intentions, etc., are not issued with any certainty that they see potential prophetic fulfillment within the matters involved.
“Will China attack and take over Taiwan?”
The question has been ruminating within the aging gray matter and within my spiritual neurons that want to know, too.
Here is my assessment, or at least my best epiphany, if that’s the correct term.
I do believe that because of this American presidential administration’s weak actions and reactions to most everything that involves aggression, China will decide to take Taiwan. If they wait until the midterm elections in this nation, they will face much stronger opposition if, as expected, there is a complete rout of the Democrat Party, particularly in the House of Representatives.
If they await the presidential election of 2024, their prospects for successfully taking the Taiwan island-state without use of nuclear weapons might be even more greatly diminished.
Bible prophecy tells of the massive force of 200 million troops that will cross the dried-up Euphrates River at the end of the Tribulation period. This force is called the kings of the east. I have always believed that China, who now can easily put together that size force, joined by all the other “kings of the east” in that oriental part of the world, will be the lead nation in the demonically-possessed horde. I believe that China will be the King of the kings of the east in that attack that will kill one-third of people on earth.
If this generation is at the very end of the Church Age (Age of Grace) – as many of us believe the world is – all prophetic progression must soon come together in preparation for the wind-up of history this side of the Tribulation and the Triumphant Return of Christ. Just as the Gog-Magog forces seem to be coming together at present, so, too, the things in the oriental world must be coming together.
China, by bringing Taiwan into its hegemonic embrace, is almost a certainty in firming up the kings of the east assault force. Xi Jinping, or whomever is the Chinese leader, will soon be bringing all of those oriental nations that are now independent, sovereign countries into their orb through whatsoever means necessary.
I don’t believe those means will be nuclear – at least not this side of the Rapture of the Church. That would throw the world into configuration other than prophesied by the Lord Jesus as recorded in Matthew 24:36-42 and Luke 17:26-30. It would not be business as usual if there were nuclear exchanges all over the world, or, I believe, even on a limited basis.
No matter the way things will play out within the near term, the God of Heaven is in complete Control. We can be absolutely certain of that Truth. And He will take Christ’s Bride, the Church, out of this doomed world because of its rebelliousness before His Wrath must fall.
Here again is how to avoid that coming Judgment and Wrath.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10: 9-10).
Nuclear Weapons in the End Times - Does the Bible predict a nuclear holocaust? :: By Dr. David R. Reagan
“And I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him…” (Revelation 6:8)
On August 6, 1945, when the Enola Gay’s bombardier Tom Ferebee sighted Hiroshima’s Aioi Bridge, he knew the moment had arrived. Squeezing the trigger on his Norden bombsight, he became the first man in history to drop a nuclear weapon upon a populated city. Tail gunner Bob Caron, after being temporarily blinded, described what he saw on the ground below: “It’s like bubbling molasses down there… the mushroom is spreading out… fires are springing up everywhere… it’s like a peep into hell.”
The people of Hiroshima within half a mile of the explosion were seared to bundles of smoking char in a fraction of a second. Thousands of these small black bundles could be seen stuck to streets, bridges, and sidewalks. Birds ignited in midair, and 70,000 buildings were obliterated. Mankind had entered the atomic age, the end of which was too terrifying to contemplate.
The Nature of Armageddon
Since the beginning of the atomic age, nuclear weapons and the term “Armageddon” have been frequently linked together. Billy Graham rose to prominence in the 1950’s proclaiming that the nuclear “sword of Damocles” was hanging over all the nations, and that only Christ was a sure foundation in such perilous days. Hal Lindsey”s mega best seller, The Late Great Planet Earth (1970), made a strong case for a nuclear holocaust scenario in the days of tribulation predicted in the book of Revelation.
Even secular sources took up the theme. The June 12, 1981 Toronto Globe and Mail noted that the decision to go ahead with the neutron bomb was the biggest step taken toward Armageddon since 1961. In San Francisco today you can call a number and get a recorded message by the Doom Society for Secular Armageddonism, who, in melodramatic tones, tell you that we are living in the end times and that the coming end of the world is a fait accompli. They are quick to deny that God might have anything to do with this, however, and insist that the coming end of the world will be strictly do-it-yourself, as a result of such things as nuclear proliferation, racism, ultra nationalism, and (you might have guessed) religious fundamentalism.
The First Bombs
Many Americans associate nuclear weapons with Armageddon, because, of all man’s discoveries and inventions, they alone contain the capacity to wipe out all human life on the earth within a few short hours. Let us consider the awesome power in the first primitive atomic bombs.
The bomb dropped on Hiroshima, called “Little Boy,” was flown there in a B-29 bomber and aimed with a bombsight. It weighed nearly ten thousand pounds and had the explosive power of 12,500 tons of TNT. At ground zero, the point immediately beneath the weapon, the temperature reached above 3,000 degrees centigrade. Within seconds, what had been a thriving city became a wasteland. No part of the city was left untouched. Eighty thousand people died instantly, many burning into black bundles while in mid step. A six hour firestorm began. An eyewitness — a college professor — described it thus:
“I climbed Hikiyama Hill and looked down. I saw that Hiroshima had disappeared… I was shocked by the sight… I saw many dreadful scenes after that — but that experience, looking down and finding nothing left of Hiroshima was so shocking that I simply can’t express what I felt… Hiroshima didn’t exist — that was mainly what I saw — Hiroshima just didn’t exist.”
50 Years Later
After the end of World War II, Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Los Alamos project which had given birth to this terrible weapon, was asked whether there were any significant limitations in the future of nuclear weapons. He replied, “If you are asking, ‘Can we make them more terrible?’ the answer is yes. If you are asking, ‘Can we make lots more of them?’ the answer is yes. If you are asking, ‘Can we make them terribly more terrible?’ the answer is, probably.” Today, some fifty years later, that probably has turned into a certainty. We have made them terribly more terrible.
Considering the horrific devastation caused by those first bombs dropped upon Japan, it would be reasonable to suggest that if we merely doubled their destructive power we would have created a monster of mind boggling dimensions. To triple or quadruple such a bomb would be worse still. If one such bomb can create such total destruction to a major city, what could a bomb four times that size do? But we have not merely created weapons three or four times as deadly. While the “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” bombs were measured in kilotons, today’s bombs are measured in megatons. A one megaton bomb contains the explosive power of eighty Hiroshimas. Bombs have been tested which are 4,000 times as powerful as those dropped upon Japan. The only thing merciful about these bombs is that you wouldn’t have to worry so much about horrible injuries to survivors — there wouldn’t be any survivors!
Is This What John Saw?
Nearly two thousand years ago, an elderly Christian leader was banished to an island as a punishment for sharing his faith in Christ. There, as he communed with the Lord on the island, he had a series of visions which described things which would take place in the last days. The man’s name was John and the visions he saw were recorded and are now known as the book of Revelation.
Many have tried to defuse the book by turning it into a giant parable in which nothing can be definitely known except that in the end Christ will triumph and all will be well. But such an interpretation makes all the details of the visions meaningless. Some have dared to suggest that John’s visions may have been more literal than most have supposed. This more literalistic interpretation just might make sense if John was seeing the terrible results of a nuclear holocaust just before Christ’s coming to claim planet earth.
In his book There’s A New World Coming (1973), Hal Lindsey writes:
“Although it is possible for God to supernaturally pull off every miracle in the Book of Revelation and use totally unheard of means to do it, I personally believe that all the enormous ecological catastrophes described in this chapter (Revelation 8) are the direct result of nuclear weapons. In actuality, man inflicts these judgments on himself. God simply steps back and removes His restraining influence from man, allowing him to do what comes naturally out of his sinful nature. In fact, if the Book of Revelation had never been written, we might well predict these very catastrophes within fifty years or less!”
End Time Prophecies
Throughout the Scriptures, terrible times are forecast for the end of this present age. Isaiah describes the earth “empty and wasted” (Isaiah 24:1). In the book of Revelation we read of an “hour of trial” which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth (Revelation 3:10). The Lord Jesus, in the gospel of Matthew, warns us of a “great tribulation” which shall threaten the survival of all life on earth (Matthew 24:21,22). The apostle Paul speaks of sudden destruction that shall come just when men are saying “peace and safety” (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
As these verses indicate, the Scriptures (along with current events) make it plain that world conditions will be characterized by chaos, destruction, and death just before our Lord returns to take control of planet earth. In the book of Revelation we read of the poisoning of the oceans, the burning up of the grass and the trees, and the sun scorching people with great heat. The book also tells us that horrible plagues will afflict mankind, that there will be widespread wars and famines, and that the atmosphere will become so polluted as to reduce visibility by one third. In the midst of all this devastation, the earth’s population will flee to the caves, as people cry to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!” (Revelation 6:16).
What will bring about such universal carnage on the earth? Is the Bible describing a nuclear holocaust?
Actually there are three possible sources of the death and devastation so pointedly predicted by Scripture. First, it could be that the great and terrible destructions predicted will be brought about supernaturally by God Himself without any other possible explanation. Until the nuclear age this was the primary view, as it was hard to see how such a scenario could be brought about by natural human means. In the Old Testament we find God killing 185,000 of Israel’s enemies by one angel, without any natural explanation. If one angel can wipe out that many people, it should not be too much trouble for all the hosts of God’s angelic armies to destroy three quarters of the earth’s population.
Secondly, some of the judgments predicted could possibly come from the cosmic disturbances created by a comet whose path leads it uncomfortably close to the earth. Global earthquakes and tidal waves, resulting in famines on an unprecedented scale would almost certainly be the result. Some, but probably not all, of these judgments could be brought about this way.
The third, and in my mind, the most likely explanation for the terrible judgments which will empty the earth, has to do with nuclear weapons. Since the end of World War II, nuclear weapons have been proliferating all over the globe. At first limited to the United States, then produced by the Soviet Union, they are now in the hands of all sorts of second and third rate powers. It seems almost every year that new nations are added to the list of those countries with nuclear capabilities. Our capacity to destroy all life on earth has multiplied many times over. The fact that we have not yet seen a nuclear war since 1945 can be attributed only to the restraining hand of Almighty God! Surely it is His hand that has prevented us from destroying one another up until this point. How long that hand will continue to restrain us, only God knows.
Quaint Terms for Modern Weapons
It was Hal Lindsey who first popularized the theory that the terrible plagues and judgments seen and described by John in the book of Revelation might be a First Century man’s description of a thermonuclear war. In his book There’s A New World Coming (1973), Lindsey refers to the fractional orbital bomb, and then goes on to cite nuclear passages in the book of Revelation:
“It [the bomb] consists of a dozen or so nuclear tipped missiles which can be fired simultaneously from an orbiting space platform. Because the missiles come straight down from the sky, they can strike several cities simultaneously and with virtually no warning. When these missiles streak through the air they’ll look like meteors showering the atmosphere!”
(Possibly fulfilling Revelation 6:13: “the stars of heaven fell to the earth.”)
The Apostle John’s description of the sun becoming black as sack cloth and the moon becoming like blood perfectly describes the phenomena that would result from massive amounts of dust and debris blown into the sky by multiple nuclear bursts.
“And the atmosphere was pushed apart like a scroll when it is rolled together” (Revelation 6:14). Do you know what happens in a nuclear explosion? The atmosphere rolls back on itself! It’s this tremendous rush of air back into the vacuum that causes much of the destruction of a nuclear explosion. John’s words in this verse are a perfect picture of an all out nuclear exchange… The whole world will be literally shaken apart!
As we read the book of Revelation, we find John did not use terms like “nuclear weapons, ICBM’s, or fractional orbital bombs.” Instead we find him describing things like “hail and fire,” “a great mountain burning with fire,” and “a great star… burning like a torch.” This is what we would expect of a First Century man, describing things he had no knowledge of in the only terms he knew to use. Could it be that what John was really witnessing in the Spirit, was an end of the age nuclear holocaust? The effects he describes certainly seem to bear this out.
The Nature of the Bomb
Let us consider the nature of a nuclear explosion. Nicholas Wade, in his book World Beyond Healing (1987), gives us a graphic picture:
“The explosion of a nuclear weapon is an event of immense power… Within a fraction of a millionth of a second, the nuclear materials and casing of a one megaton weapon are transformed into a packet of energy five times hotter than the center of the sun.”
“Out of this mini-sun bursts a flash of Xrays so intense that the air for several feet around the weapon is heated into an incandescent ball.”
“This little fireball, only a few millionths of a second old, contains the vaporized contents of the weapon, and a vast flux of energy created by the fission and fusion reactions of the nuclear explosion. So immense an amount of energy packed into a tiny space creates temperatures of 100 million degrees centigrade and pressures of millions of pounds per square inch. A violent expansion begins.”
“In less than a thousandth of a second, the fireball of a one-megaton weapon has grown to 440 feet across. In ten seconds, the fireball is more than a mile in diameter.”
It should be evident that what we are talking about is a weapon unparalleled in human history; a weapon with the capacity to obliterate huge cities in seconds. This is a scenario that perfectly fits with the kind of swift, mass destruction spoken of in the book of Revelation. Indeed, considering the widespread death predicted by John, it would be hard for us to imagine anything other than a nuclear holocaust which could come close to producing such carnage.
The poisoning of the waters (Revelation 8:11), the severe reduction in visibility (Revelation 8:12), the death of much of the earth’s vegetation (Revelation 8:7), malignant sores (Revelation 16:2), the end of ocean life (Revelation 16:3), and the inability of the atmosphere to block out harmful ultraviolet rays, resulting in severe burns (Revelation 16:8) are all expected results of nuclear war. The implications of these prophecies is not pretty — this earth has an appointment with a devastation which shall be horrible beyond imagination.
Amazingly, predictions by secular writers parallel the horrific visions of John in nearly every major detail. Contrast the words (in regular print) of secular writer Jonathan Schell author of the book The Fate of the Earth (1970), with what the Bible says (in parenthesis) as he describes the consequences of a nuclear war:
“Bearing in mind that the possible consequences of the detonations of thousands of megatons of nuclear explosives include… the extinction of many ocean species, among them some at the base of the food chain…”
(“And every living creature in the sea died” — Revelation 16:3)
“… the pollution of the whole ecosphere with oxides of nitrogen.”
(“And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night” — Revelation 8:12)
“… a significant decrease in photosynthesis in plants around the world; the scalding and killing of many crops…”
(“And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up” — Revelation 8:7)
“… the increase in rates of cancer and mutation around the world…”
(“… and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast” — Revelation 16:2)
“… the attendant risk of global epidemics…”
(“And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences” — Luke 21:11)
“… the possible poisoning of all vertebrates by sharply increased levels of vitamin D in their skin as a result of increased ultraviolet light.”
(“the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat” — Revelation 16:8)
“… and the outright slaughter on all targeted continents of most human beings and other living things by the initial nuclear radiation, the fireballs, the thermal pulses, the blast waves, the mass fires, and the fall-out from the explosions.”
(“By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed — by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone” — Revelation 9:18).
“Considering that these consequences will all interact with one another in unguessable ways and, furthermore, are in all likelihood an incomplete list… one must conclude that a full-scale nuclear holocaust could lead to the extinction of mankind.”
(“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” — Matthew 24:22).
The Nature of God’s Wrath
Why would God allow such a terrible devastation upon the earth? Is He not the God of love and compassion? The God of all mercy? Certainly the Bible makes plain that God is all of that. Yet we also learn from the Bible that “Our God is a consuming fire,” (Hebrews 12:29) and that He will not leave the guilty unpunished (Exodus 34:7).
It is interesting to note the way God judges sin in individuals and nations. We find that He almost never seems to bring immediate judgment for sin. He allows people to lead cruel and wicked lives for years while enjoying prosperity. This is the great stumbling block that has caused many to question either God’s love or His involvement in human affairs. Job cried out, “The tents of robbers prosper, and those who provoke God are secure — in what God provides by His hand” (Job 12:6).
We find that sin has an accumulating effect. In the book of Revelation we read about Babylon: “Her sins have reached up unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:5). In Genesis, Abraham was told that his descendants would have to wait 400 years before they could take possession of the promised land, for “the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete” (Genesis 15:16). It appears that God lets sin “pile up” for years, or even generations before it provokes Him to act in swift decisive judgment and destruction. In Romans, Paul writes that sinners are “storing up for themselves wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God” (Romans 2:5).
If that is true for nations and individuals, could it not also be true for the entire planet? What if God has been restraining His judgment for thousands of years, while men have filled the earth with blood, hatred, war and immorality? Could it be that the terrible plagues and judgments in the book of Revelation are the accumulation of God’s wrath over the history of mankind, stored up for that season of time which would immediately precede the return of the Lord Jesus Christ? This certainly appears to be the thought given in the sixth chapter of Revelation where the world’s leaders, along with the rich and the poor of the earth cry out, “The great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Revelation 6:17).
Is There Any Hope?
Up to this point the picture seems grim and hopeless. And in a certain way it is. There is no hope for this present evil age. It is under a death sentence from Almighty God. The flood of hatred, violence, immorality, abortion, homosexuality, and the mockery of all that is good and holy will finally produce a response from heaven. God has decreed that this present evil age shall pass away in a flame of fire, death, and judgment. No amount of peace talks, goodwill conferences, or think tanks will be able to change that.
Likewise those who refuse to repent and turn to Christ are in a hopeless situation. There is no peace or security for those who determine to live life by their own rules. When God’s wrath begins to fall, it will overtake the rich and the poor, the celebrities along with the unknown, the sophisticates with the simpletons. No hiding place on earth, no amount of wealth or prestige, no measure of cleverness or ingenuity will be able to spare people from the wrath to come.
The good news in all of this is that God has always provided a hiding place whenever He poured out His wrath. In Noah’s flood, that safety was found in the ark. In the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot was told to flee to the mountains. Rahab found safety from the destruction of her city by staying in her house with a scarlet cord tied to the window.
In these last days God’s hiding place will be found, not in a cave in the mountains, not in a mammoth ark, but in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was on His Cross that Jesus took the wrath of God upon Himself, in order that those who would put their trust in Him might be spared. The Scriptures tell us, “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9). For those whose godly lives reveal that they have truly placed their faith in Jesus, He will come and take them unto Himself.
Restraint and the Nuclear Demon
I had just turned twenty years old a couple of months earlier when I watched and heard John F. Kennedy say live on TV something like: “The United States shall consider any missile launched from Cuba to be a direct attack by the Soviet Union upon this nation, which will bring a full retaliatory response by the United States upon the Soviet Union.”
The president’s famous smile had been wiped away and a grim expression had taken its place. Even at only twenty, I knew there had never been such a critical moment in human history, so far as potential for war was concerned. The missile crisis of October 1962 had brought mankind to the brink of all-out nuclear war.
Many years later, it was learned that only the refusal of one Soviet submariner to agree to launching a missile prevented initiating a conflagration. The sub’s command was under the mistaken impression that Soviet military assets had been attacked with nuclear warheads.
The Soviet naval officer was the third vote required to send the nuclear missiles toward their targets. Two of his fellow officers, one of them being the sub’s commander, voted yes. He voted no, so the missiles weren’t launched. It was the right decision, and, after days of tense standoffs and negotiations directly between Kennedy and Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev, the most dangerous nuclear confrontation in history dissolved back into less-threatening cold-war status.
Both Kennedy and Khrushchev–particularly Khrushchev—have been credited with and lauded for showing great restraint in preventing all-out atomic war. This, because the Soviet dictator started dismantling the nuclear missiles on the Cuban island.
I knew little about the details of Bible prophecy at that age, although I had been taught prophecy from the pre-Trib viewpoint since I was very young. I can remember vividly, as a six-year-old, hearing Pastor Harris in the Seventh Street Tabernacle in Pekin, Illinois, preaching on the Rapture of the Church. The belief that the Lord knows the end from the beginning was never a point to question in my thinking. But when the Cuban missile crisis was in full bloom, I admit I didn’t think about all that. I was very worried–as was most every American who kept up with the unfolding events.
My naïve understanding was that these geopolitical leaders had indeed been responsible for applying the restraint of common sense in preventing the world from being blown up. I even found a modicum of appreciation for Khrushchev, who had, a year or two earlier, boasted that he would bury us.
And now, in 2022, some are saying we are facing the greatest threat to world peace and of nuclear annihilation since the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962.
These six decades later, I have no fear whatsoever of nuclear world annihilation. Thus, even though Russian President Vladimir Putin has just said something to the effect that if anyone tries to interfere with his going into Ukraine, they will experience something that they have never faced in all of history. By this, the diplomats of the world began thinking Putin meant he would unleash nuclear attacks against the US if American forces tried to intervene.
At this moment of writing, it seems there is no restraint whatsoever from the Russian side. And many, including yours truly, believe that America’s current leadership either doesn’t know how to restrain the nuclear demon, or is using the attack on Ukraine in a wag-the-dog move to distract from all this presidential administration’s failures at every level.
Despite the seemingly out-of-control movement toward possible nuclear conflict, like I say, I have no fear of the world ending through atomic warfare.
I’ve learned much since I was that naïve youth of 1962. I have learned to trust, without reservation, our God’s ability to restrain even the most horrific of man’s proclivity for self-destruction.
I now know the end from the beginning, because my Father in Heaven has told those who believe His prophetic Word that there will be “wars and rumors of wars,” and He has said that we should look for them. But He has also foretold that “the end is not yet” when we hear of those wars and rumors of war.
Our Heavenly Father has also told us that particular developments must take place as the end of human history plays out. That process does not include all-out nuclear destruction prior to the Rapture of the Church.
Following that great event, the red horse of war will indeed ride. As much as three-fourths of humanity will be killed by the judgments; most of the destruction almost certainly will come from nuclear weapons being unleashed. The black horse of famine and the chloros horse of death and Hell will quickly ride upon a planet of rebels deserving of God’s wrath.
Since the atomic bombs fell in 1945 on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the nuclear demon has been restrained. Not one such weapon has been allowed to be released in warfare, only in testing. This, in itself, is a miracle of God.
It won’t be any human leader or other human agency that will restrain the nuclear demon. The demon about which physicist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer remarked upon witnessing the first atomic explosion at the site called Trinity might be referenced obliquely in his following statement: The explosion brought to Oppenheimer’s mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
I believe that it is God’s mighty hand that will continue to restrain the nuclear demon–and all other wickedness—until the Restrainer, the Holy Spirit who indwells believers in Christ—is removed when we are called into the clouds to be with Jesus for eternity.
On July 11th the New York City Emergency Management released a public service announcement with a focus on preparing for a possible nuclear attack. Then on July 26th there was an encouragement to have “go bags” prepared in case you need to leave in a hurry.
But how is an awareness of this related to scripture? The point here is of awareness and preparedness. A reminder that when we hear of possible nuclear events, we need to remember what the Bible says about this time period and that at least two of such events will occur before the day of the Lord.
Let’s get into this…..
DNA Can Be Engineered To Kill Individuals, Families Or Entire Ethnicities
'You can take someone's DNA and design a weapon that can kill them': House intelligence committee member warns people not to share health data with sites like 23andMe because it can be used to program new bio-weapons to target them
US Rep Jason Crow warned that bio-weapons are being made that use a target's DNA to only kill that person during the Aspen Security Forum on Friday
The congressman said the development of the weapons is worrisome given the popularity of DNA testing services like 23andMe
23andMe has stated that it does not sell off customer's private information, but other DNA companies have provided information to police upon request
In 2019, it was found that several Russian and Chinese labs were processing DNA tests for Americans through Medicare and Medicaid
Officials warned the bio-weapons could also target animals and disrupt food supplies around the globe
A member of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee warned that bio-weapons are being made that use a target's DNA to only kill that person.
Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, US Rep Jason Crow of Colorado warned Americans to not be so cavalier about sharing their DNA with private companies due to the coming of the new type of weapon.
'You can actually take someone's DNA, take, you know, their medical profile and you can target a biological weapon that will kill that person or take them off the battlefield or make them inoperable,' Crow said.
The congressman said the development of the weapons is worrisome given the popularity of DNA testing services, where people willingly share their genetic mapping with businesses to gain insight on their genealogy and health.
'You can't have a discussion about this without talking about privacy and the protection of commercial data because expectations of privacy have degraded over the last 20 years,' the Democratic lawmaker said.
'Young folks actually have very little expectation of privacy, that's what the polling and the data show."
Crow, a former Army Ranger who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, continued: 'People will very rapidly spit into a cup and send it to 23andMe and get really interesting data about their background.'
U.S. Rep Jason Crow, of Colorado, warned that bio-weapons are being made that use a target's DNA to only kill that person during the Aspen Security Forum on Friday
The congressman said the development of the weapons were worrying given the popularity of DNA testing services like 23andMe
23andMe has repeatedly stated that it does not sell off customers' private information, but other DNA companies have provided information to police upon request
'And guess what? Their DNA is now owned by a private company. It can be sold off with very little intellectual property protection or privacy protection and we don't have legal and regulatory regimes to deal with that.'
'We have to have an open and public discussion about... what the protection of healthcare information, DNA information, and your data look like because that data is actually going to be procured and collected by our adversaries for the development of these systems.'
23andMe has repeatedly stated that it does not sell off customers' private information, but other DNA companies have provided information to police upon request.
US Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the US rivals could use such DNA bio-weapons to target food supplies on a vast scale.
Ernst warned that biological weapons could be used to target specific animals that citizens, troops or cities depend on, bringing about scarcity and food insecurity to weaken people.
'Food insecurity drives a lot of other insecurities around the globe,' Ernst said.
'There's a number of ways we can look at biological weapons and the need to make sure not only are we securing human beings, but then also the food that will sustain us.'
US Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the US rivals could use such DNA bio-weapons to target food supplies on a vast scale
Earlier this week, the Washington Examiner reported on just how easy it could be for privately-owned databases to be used to develop bioweapons such as the ones touted by Crow.
The publication explained how DNA belonging to a target - or the close relative of a target - could be stolen and used to form a biological weapon effective against that person only.
That technology could lead to highly-targeted assassination programs, and also make it much harder for killers to be tracked down.
Similar technology could be deployed against US agriculture by designing weapons which target only a certain breed of farm animal, or crop.
That could plunge the country into famine, and leave the US on its knees in the face of hostilities from a rival like Russia or China.
Army General Richard Clark, commander of the US Special Operations Command, highlighted how Russia had already shot to infamy with a less-sophisticated version of the same scheme.
Discussing the nerve agent poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in England in 2018, he said: 'Russia is willing to use those against political opponents. They're willing to use them on their own soil, but then to go in on the soil of a NATO ally in the UK and use those ... and as we go into the future, we have to be prepared for that eventualities.
'And I don't think we talk about it as much as we should and look for methods to continue to combat.'
Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok in the English town of Salisbury, and almost died from their injuries. Britain's then-Prime Minister Theresa May blamed Russia for the outrage days later.
Last year, US Sen. Marco Rubio sounded the alarm that Russian and Chinese labs were processing the DNA tests of Americans through Medicare and Medicaid.
'It is ridiculous that our current policies enable the Chinese Communist Party to access Americans' genomic data,' Rubio said in a statement.
'There is absolutely no reason that Beijing, which routinely seeks to undermine US national security, should be handed the genomic data of American citizens.
In 2018, Ancestry, 23andMe, Habit, Helix, and MyHeritage all signed on to the policy drafted with the help of The Future of Privacy Forum, a non-profit, in support of 'advancing responsible data practices in support of emerging technologies,' according to Gizmodo.
The guidelines, titled Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services and released on Tuesday, deal with scenarios where users' personally identifiable and anonymous genetic information might be shared with law enforcement (without a warrant) and other third parties.
The new voluntary policies call for requiring separate consent from users before sharing 'individual-level information' with other businesses and more transparency about the number of requests for data received by, and fulfilled for, law enforcement.
While all the companies have said they agree to these standards of practice, there is no law enforcing the rules.
A national security panel regarding biological weapons that can target DNA and weaponized food from the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum.
Speakers in this clip "National Security Today: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities"
1.) - Representative Jason Crow, Member, House Committee on Armed Services and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
2.) - Senator Joni Ernst, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Senate Armed Services Committee
Opening Remarks & National Security Today: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities | 23 July 2022 | The Aspen Institute
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China Planning the Ultimate Genocide; Biden Responding with Empty Words
China's coronavirus has now killed more than 806,400 Americans, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Biden these days sees China merely as a "competitor," not, more appropriately, as an adversary or enemy.
There are Chinese business links with Biden's family and with members of his administration and doubtless he wants to accommodate campaign donors wishing to do business in China, but most fundamentally the President, despite everything, speaks as if he has never let go of his decades-old benign view of the nature of Chinese communism.
America is a far stronger society than China, which at the moment is especially fragile because of its debt crisis, but the Communist Party can destroy the U.S. simply because Biden is not adequately defending it from malicious—and unrelenting — Chinese attacks. Strength means nothing if America does not have the determination to defend itself.
The next disease from China could be a civilization-killer. China's military is working on the next generation of pathogens, a new kind of biological warfare of "specific ethnic genetic attacks." In other words, Chinese researchers are developing viruses, microbes, and germs that leave China's people immune but kill everyone else.
Biden, like many Americans, likes to think that co-existence with the Chinese regime is both possible and desirable, and he has a hard time comprehending the ruthlessness of the Chinese regime or the comprehensive nature of its assault on the international system.
Furthermore, the Party is trying to destroy America. China's ruling organization knows that the inspirational impact of American values poses an existential threat to its totalitarian pretensions. What Biden fails to understand is that Chinese communism is in a fight to the finish with the U.S. — whether the U.S. thinks so or not.
Biden in a November 17 statement marked the overdose deaths of more than 100,000 Americans in the 12 months ended April 30. Not once did he mention China. Of that toll, approximately 64,000 deaths were attributable to fentanyl. Of that 64,000, almost all were the result of Chinese fentanyl.
Today, Biden is scheduled to speak about what America can do to protect itself from the spread of COVID-19, but he will not talk about the most important thing the nation must do: impose the greatest of costs on China to make sure the Communist Party will not create another pandemic.
Biden's failure to confront China, whether on coronavirus or fentanyl deaths, means he is derelict in discharging his most fundamental constitutional duty: protecting the American people from foreign attack.
President Joe Biden on December 15 "smirked and walked away" when a reporter wanted to know why he has not asked Beijing "to do more to be transparent on the origins" of COVID-19.
China's coronavirus has now killed more than 806,400 Americans, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
China lied about the contagiousness of COVID-19 and then, while locking down China, pressured other countries to take arrivals from its soil without restrictions or quarantines.
The spread of the disease outside the People's Republic, therefore, was the inevitable result of Chinese policies. In other words, China's leaders have now deliberately killed more than 5.3 million people outside their country.
The President did not raise the issue of the disease's origins during his two-hour phone call with Chinese ruler Xi Jinping in February. Nor did he talk about it during their three-and-a-half-hour "virtual meeting" in November. It does not appear Biden discussed the matter during a 90-minute phone call in September with Xi.
"The world deserves answers, and I will not rest until we get them," Biden said in an August 27 statement, as he released a summary of the findings of the U.S. intelligence community on the disease's origins.
The American president evidently understands that China's Communist Party is a bad actor when it comes to the coronavirus. "Critical information about the origins of this pandemic exists in the People's Republic of China, yet from the beginning, government officials in China have worked to prevent international investigators and members of the global public health community from accessing it," he also stated August 27.
Yet Biden is apparently not interested in getting to the bottom of the matter. When it comes to China, he has become a master of empty words.