Saturday, June 19, 2010

Conclusion

Conclusion


It is my desire and prayer that, in the past or as a result of reading this book, you have had an “epiphany” regarding prophetic events, and that you now realize that the rapture will occur after the sixth seal is opened, at the beginning of the Day of the Lord. An epiphany concerning the return of Christ will come to all; it is just a matter of when. For some, the epiphany will come when the peace treaty is signed and the rapture does not happen as many are expecting. Or it may be when the sorrows of the seals are experienced. For unbelievers, it will be after they see Christ in the clouds at the rapture, but by that time, it will be too late. I pray that you will have your epiphany before it is too late.

I hope you also realize that since the rapture will not occur until after the sixth seal is opened, Christians will be subject to the sorrows of the first five seals. Considering the rapid changes in world events, especially the Middle East these times may be upon us shortly. I hope you also realize that at some point of time in the future, probably after the opening of the first seal, the world will be taken over by the New World Order and for the last 3.5 years, the antichrist. After the antichrist comes on the scene, times will get rough, with believers being persecuted and the mark being instituted where no one will be able to buy or sell without it. It is your responsibility to prepare for what lies ahead. You would be wise to make every effort to fulfill these responsibilities, trusting in the Lord for strength and guidance. If you are a Jew living in America and or Israel, and you do not recognize Christ as Messiah, then you need to be ready and prepared to flee to the wilderness of Israel, which will be a place of refuge for you, as God has commanded. But it would be far better to recognize Christ as Messiah now and be raptured. Christians should also be prepared to flee, if necessary, after the fifth seal is opened and the persecution begins.

If you have had your “epiphany” concerning these things, then I encourage you to spread the word, especially about when the rapture will occur. I am afraid that many of our brothers and sisters in the Lord will be caught off guard unless they are awakened. We should do all we can to try and awaken them.

Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people. Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.” (Eze. 33:1-7)

Let me also remind you that it is your responsibility to warn people of “the sword coming upon the land.” How do you think your fellow church members, relatives, and friends will feel when the bad times hit and they see you are prepared and you did not tell them? Worse yet, what if they take the mark because they have not prepared? Awaken as many as you can.

Standing on the sure foundation of the Word of God I call on pastors to preach the truth about the end-times boldly. Fulfill your duty and awaken your congregation and preach the truth to them about what is shortly going to come to pass on the earth. I have been a Christian for over 25 years and I have never heard one message on the New World Order and their plan to take over the world. Why not? The plan has been exposed for a long time. It is time for the message to go forth because people need to know the truth about the end times.

Woe to the pastor who misleads his congregation and does not prepare them for what lies ahead. Let this not be true of the shepherds of God’s flock. The flock has gone astray in its end-times beliefs because of lackadaisical attitudes and the errors that have been preached from the pulpit. As a result, they are in danger of suffering a devastating attack. “My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place” (Jer. 50:6). The men of God need to fall to their knees and ask God for forgiveness and go out and preach the truth like they have never done before!

In the troublous times ahead, Christians need to unify and quit all of their squabbling over minute doctrinal issues. We are going to need each other. If we are disjointed, we will be more susceptible to satan’s attacks. It will become more apparent as the days continue who the true Christians really are. Beware of the false ones. Not all who claim the name of Christ are in the Body of Christ. The nation of Israel will also undergo some very serious times during the 70th Week. True Christians must be ready and willing to support them and their right to the land.

The “things which must shortly come to pass” are going to be very trying to say the least. The road ahead will be rough, but the Lord will be there for us. You can trust Him and we should look forward to His coming.

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city… I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely…He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Rev. 22:12-21)

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chapter 14

Chapter 14
Jehovah Jireh

Jehovah Jireh my provider His grace is sufficient for me, for me, for me! Jehovah Jireh my provider His grace is sufficient for me. My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in Glory. He shall give His angels charge over me Jehovah Jireh cares for me, for me, for me! Jehovah Jireh cares for me. Have you ever sung the song “Jehovah Jireh”? If you have, then you know the meaning of those words: “Jehovah Jireh—my provider…” Jehovah Jireh is a name of God that focuses on His ability and promise to provide for His children and take care of their needs. During the 70th Week, it will be no different; God will provide for us and take care of us. After reading this book, some Christians—realizing that they will not be raptured until after the sixth seal is opened—may become frightened. It was not the intention of this book to scare you, although that may be a natural reaction to the things that you have read. The intention of this book was to share the truth of what is about to take place on the earth so that you may properly prepare yourself and your loved ones—spiritually, mentally, and physically. Being properly prepared can help bring you comfort and peace. Not being prepared will bring about the most fear. Panic, many times, is the result of being caught off guard when traumatic situations arise. This book is not about scaring you. It is about giving you information so you may properly prepare for the days leading up to the glorious appearing of the Son of God and have peace through the Lord when times become difficult.

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thess. 5:4-6)

What does God tell us about fear? God has commanded us hundreds of times to fear not! Remember, God will take care of you. Here are just a few of the many scriptures that remind us of those facts.

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Deut 31:6)

Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord. (1 Chron 28:20)

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Matt. 10:28-31)

If you are a Christian, then God is your Father. Just as a loving earthly father will watch out for and protect his children, so God in a greater way will protect His children. A sparrow cannot fall from the sky unless God allows it. If God cares for the sparrows, how much more does He care for you? God sees your needs; He will help you through whatever may come your way. Go to Him with your needs in prayer and He will answer.

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? (Luke 11:9-13)

One of the most beautiful and familiar passages in the Bible is Psalm 23. It eloquently speaks of the care, comfort, and protection that God will give to all His sheep.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup Runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Let me briefly elaborate on the truths contained in this passage. It says that we “shall not want.” That means that God will meet our needs, which include physical, mental, and spiritual needs. “To lie down in green pastures,” tells us that God will not only meet our needs, but also do it lavishly. “Leadeth me beside the still waters” says that He will give us peace. “He restoreth my soul” speaks of how He will revive our spirits after we have fallen or been dismayed. “Leadeth me in the paths of righteousness” witnesses to the fact that He will lead us into truth and righteous living.

And here is the most important verse in light of the information presented in this book: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.” The first six seals of the 70th Week of Daniel are at times going to be like walking through the valley of the shadow of death. But what are we to do? Fear no evil! And why are we to fear no evil? Because He is with us! Trust in Him, rely on Him. He will not fail you, and He will show Himself mighty through you to do His work if you let Him. Not only are we not to be afraid, but we can trust that God will meet our physical needs, too. He will give us food and clothing; we can trust Him for that. “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” There is a verse that we can put our confidence in. Read this Psalm carefully and be assured God will take care of His own:

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be….For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous. The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away….The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread….But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.” (Psalm 37)

So do not be afraid. As long as you are living a life pleasing to God, He will protect you, provide for you, and pour out His Spirit upon you in a mighty way. In a lot of ways, it will be a time to look forward to. It will be a time when the Lord will work mightily on the earth. Yes, there will be problems and trials and tribulations, but God will take care of you. Consider this comforting quote from The Days of Praise.

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Heb 13:5)… Actually, the promise is even more emphatic in the original Greek. The word “leave,” which means to uphold or sustain, is preceded by a twice-repeated negative. It literally means, “I will not, I will not cease to uphold you!” The word “forsake” implies forsaking one in a position of hopelessness, and is preceded by a thrice-repeated negative: “I’ll never, never, never abandon you in a hopeless state!” JDM.[1]

The fact that God will take care of you, however, does not negate the fact that we also need to prepare as best that we can. Of course one should never trust in his preparations, and it is possible that our preparations might be taken from us. In that regards, we should start praying now against that happening. We should also give everything—possessions, family, health, everything—to God and trust Him to take care of it. God can protect his possessions better than we can, so give everything to Him and trust Him with it. An excellent story that illustrates this spiritual concept is “The Pineapple Story,” which can be obtained from The Institute In Basic Life Principles. At the same time, we realize that a non-Christian and or disobedient Christian has no claim to the protection of God, but can expect to receive chastisement

Will We Suffer?Some Christians will be called to suffer during the 70th Week. Yes there will be difficulties, problems, trials, and sorrows. But God will be there with us and He will help us if we go to Him. Some Christians will be martyred during the 70th Week. Should Christians be afraid of being killed? No, absolutely not! Would you be afraid if your boss came to you and said, “I hate you because you are a Christian and I am going to send you on a lifetime all expense paid vacation to Hawaii?” No, you would be rejoicing. Heaven is a million times better than any “paradise” on earth, and if somebody kills you, you will immediately enter into paradise and be able to live with God forever. As many have said, “You cannot threaten me with Heaven.” Besides, martyrdom is an honor. Being killed for the cause of Christ brings many eternal rewards. I am not saying that you should seek to be martyred, but if that is God’s will for you, do not worry or fret, but rejoice for great is your reward in Heaven. Our attitude should be “Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” (Lk 22:42) Reflect upon the words of our Lord in these regards:

But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come…And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Matt. 10:17-31)

So as one proceeds through the 70th Week of Daniel, draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you. Go to Him as a child goes to his or her daddy. Pour out your heart before Him. He will be with you all the way. God loves you more than you realize. Do not be afraid. When we are afraid, we are telling God that we do not trust Him. This saddens Him as it would any mother or father if their child was afraid that they would not take care of them. “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:5). Remember the words of our Lord:

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.” (John 14:1-4)

Should I Be Angry?Another reaction to reading this book may be one of anger. You may feel anger toward God for not planning it so that the Christians will be raptured before the 70th Week begins, or you may be angry that you have been taught a wrong rapture view by many well respected Bible teachers.

First, it is impossible for God to do anything wrong. “In Him is no sin” (1 John 3:5). He is perfect and holy and righteous. Anything that God does is right and perfect. We also know that anything that God allows to happen to believers is for our good. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28). Thus, we have no right to be angry with God.

Some may be angry with those who have taught them a wrong rapture view. That is not right either, because we are responsible for our relationship with God and it is our responsibility before the Lord to make sure that we believe in correct doctrines. We cannot place the blame for believing in incorrect doctrine at the feet of someone else. In most cases, our respected Bible teachers have given many years of service, sacrifice, and study in trying to accurately preach and teach the word of God. I know none who intentionally try to teach error. I believe modern Christianity fell into the trap of believing in a wrong rapture view because it was easy and pleasant to believe that Christians would not have to endure any “sorrows” at the end of the world. So if we are going to be angry, then we have no one to blame but ourselves. But there is a better reaction. “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:13-14).

Do not be afraid of the trials and tribulations that are coming upon us. Do not be angry that you have to go through it. God will take care of you. Draw nigh to Him and He will draw nigh to you. Seek the Lord and He shall be found. Remember Jehovah Jireh cares for you, for you, for you!

[1] Morris, John D., The Institute for Creation Research, Days of Praise, Friday June 26 entry, June – August 2009.
 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chapter 13

Chapter 13
Be Prepared

Many years ago, I had the wonderful experience of being a Boy Scout. I learned many important skills and character traits through the Scouts. One of the first things I learned was the Boy Scout motto—“Be Prepared.” There is nothing worse than being faced with an adverse situation and not being prepared. In the Scouts, we were taught to think ahead about situations that we might encounter while camping and prepare accordingly.

Many difficulties that we face in life, likewise, can be overcome if we think ahead and plan and prepare accordingly. In this chapter, we will think ahead to what difficulties we will face in the 70th Week and I will suggest ways that we can plan and prepare accordingly. By the time you read this book, even though I am writing it before the 70th Week starts, you may already be in it. Even if that is the case, it is still not too late to prepare.

In endeavoring to prepare for this time, you must first realize that many people will be deceived and will not recognize the signs of the prophetic times in which we live. For as the Apostle Paul said, Christ’s return to the clouds and the rapture will catch many people off guard and will come upon them as a thief in the night:

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For 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. 5:1-3)

When the rapture happens, the people of the world will pretty much be going about their daily routines. Even though the 70th Week will have started and the first five seals will bring about much death and destruction, the majority of the people will be so deceived that they will not be able to recognize the prophetic times in which we live.

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (Matt. 24:37-42)

So we see that, even though the first five seals will be opened, and tribulations and sorrows will be experienced by the world, the vast majority of people will not recognize that we are in this prophetic time period and will be caught off guard by the Day of the Lord because they will be deceived by the devil and his cohorts.
But that is not to be the case for the believer. The believer, as Jesus says, is to watch:

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. (Matt. 24:42-44).

The Apostle Paul also echoes the same idea and further tells us that the Day will not overtake us as a thief:

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For 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. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (1 Thess. 5:1-6)

Note what it says in reference to the Day of the Lord, that it will not overtake the brethren as a thief. Why? Because any serious student of the Bible will recognize the signs of the times and, more specifically, will probably be able to know that the 70th Week has started and will be able to discern the occurrences of the seals. Thus, after seeing the signs, they will know that the Lord’s return is imminent. Hopefully, you will be walking close enough to the Lord that you can recognize His pending return and prepare many years in advance for the difficulties that lie ahead.
The most important consideration in getting ready for the Lord’s return is to make sure you are prepared spiritually. Jesus told a parable that teaches the importance of being spiritually ready for His return:

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (Matt. 25:1-13)

Are you ready for the bridegroom?

Spiritual PreparationThe starting point for being spiritually prepared is to make sure that you are a Christian. “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves…” (2 Cor. 13:5a) Becoming a Christian is a very simple yet profound process. There are four things one must know in order to become a Christian:

1. We are sinners. As the Bible says; “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Sin is falling short of God’s perfection. Everyone has sinned many times in life. We have all lied, or stolen, or cheated, or done something wrong at some time in our lives. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10).

2. We deserve Hell. Realize that there is a punishment for being a sinner, and that punishment is death. “For the wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). The punishment for sin is not just physical death, but also spiritual death. The place of spiritual death is Hell. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Rom. 21:8). We all have sinned and we all deserve the punishment of Hell for our sin.

3. Jesus died for our sins. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). Jesus willingly went to the cross, shed His blood, and died for our sins. On the cross Jesus paid the price for our sins, He suffered the punishment that we deserve, He suffered Hell for us. Hell is a place of total separation from God. When Jesus was on the cross, God the Father separated Himself from God the Son. That is why Jesus cried out “with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” While Jesus was on the cross He was experiencing separation from God the Father. In other words He was suffering Hell. He was suffering the Hell that we deserve. While on the cross Jesus paid for all the sins of mankind, past, present, and future.

4. We must receive Christ by faith. In order to receive the forgiveness of our sins and become a Christian it is not enough to know that we are sinners, that we deserve Hell, and that Christ died for our sins, but we must receive Christ by faith. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph 2:8,9).

Notice that that verse tells us that we cannot earn our way to heaven. We obtain salvation through faith, not by works. Faith basically boils down to placing your trust in something or someone. If you are sitting down while reading this book, you are placing your faith or trust in the chair that you are sitting upon. Faith requires more than just an intellectual belief; it involves an action of your will. For example, if there were a pond covered with ice, and there were people standing around saying that the ice could hold them up, but they were not willing to walk on the ice, then they would only be demonstrating an intellectual belief and not faith. If they stepped out onto the ice, they would be demonstrating faith.
One can place their faith in Christ by simply calling out to Him in prayer, for the Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
I placed my faith in Christ by sincerely praying a prayer like this: “Dear Jesus, I am a sinner. I deserve Hell. Thank you for dying for my sins. Save me. Come into my life. Make me the kind of person that you want me to be. I thank you that you have and that you will take me to heaven when I die. Amen.

If you sincerely pray that prayer with all your heart, then the Lord Jesus will come into your life and forgive your sins, and save you from an eternity of Hell. If you were to die tomorrow, you would go to heaven. Not because you are good enough to get there, but because you have received the payment of your sins. It is that simple.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (Jn 5:24)

So the first thing that one needs to do in order to get ready spiritually for the Lord’s return is to make sure that you are a Christian. I would encourage you, if you are not sure of your eternal destiny, to take a moment right now and bow your head and sincerely pray the prayer listed above and place your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you are saved, nothing can separate you from the love of God. For more on the security of your salvation, see the article “Eternal Security” at http://www.thecomingepiphany.com/.

Righteous Living
The next step in being spiritually prepared for the Lord’s return is to make sure that you are living a righteous life — that is, a life without offence toward God and man. There are serious consequences for the believer who is not living in obedience to our Lord’s commands.

For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. (1 Cor. 11:30-32)

These verses suggest that the disobedient Christian will be subject to problems, sickness, and even death for their disobedience. You certainly do not want to be in a disobedient state when the Lord returns.

How do you live a righteous life? Righteous living is summed up in just two commandments:

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matt. 22:37-40)

Thus, the two most important things for a Christian to do is to love God with all his heart and love his neighbor as himself.

How does a Christian love God? Jesus answered that question succinctly:

If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (Jn 14:15)

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (Jn 14:21)

Jesus told us the way that we love God is to keep the commandments.
There are some Christians who say to make a list of items that you should obey is legalism. No, to not have a list of things a Christian should obey is licentiousness. Legalism is when you say that one must obey a list of “dos and don’ts” for salvation. To have a list of dos and don’ts from the Bible to show love to God is godly living. Those who say the Christian is free or at liberty to do as they wish are not free. Rather, they are enslaving themselves to sin at the dictates of their misguided imaginations and fleshly desires. If someone is legalistic in saying, in order to love God you must keep the commandments, then Jesus was legalistic when He commanded us to keep them. We know that this was not the case. Therefore it is not legalism to obey God.

Here are some of the many things that the Lord, either directly or by application of principle, commands Christians to do:

· Pray and read the Bible daily
· Be baptized
· Attend church
· Give tithes and offerings
· Love our neighbor as our self
· Share the gospel
· Obey authorities
· Forgive others
· Dress modestly

Here are some of the many things that the Lord, either directly or by application of principle, commands Christians to not do.

· Lie
· Steal
· Cheat
· Cuss
· Covet
· Murder and commit acts of violence
· Hate
· Harbor unforgiveness
· Fornicate
· Commit adultery
· Listen to rock and rap music
· Look at unwholesome things

Unfortunately, many Christians have swallowed—hook, line and sinker— the lie of the devil that a Christian is free to live as they please. This philosophy is contrary to the teaching of scripture. I have worked with Christian young people for 20 years, and I have seen a steady progression of worldliness and unrighteousness in the lives of the children and their parents. And sadly enough, many of these young people have fallen into grievous sins and brought great destruction to their lives. For more information on how to live righteously, see the article entitled “Living Righteous” at http://www.thecomingepiphany.com/.
Remember we obey God, not for the purpose of earning salvation, but because God has saved us from a terrible hell and we out of love for the Lord want to glorify Him by abstaining from sin and living a Godly life. Let us not use our liberty in Christ as a license to sin. The Apostle Paul gives us a strong admonition if we continue in sin:

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. (Eph. 5:1-7)

Dear Christian, as we see the Day of the Lord approaching, let us sincerely examine ourselves before the Lord with a humble and contrite heart to make sure that we are in the faith and that we are living a life that is pleasing to Him. Let us all strive to hear the words “Well done, thou good and faithful servant enter into the joy of thy master” (Matt. 25:21). Do not try to claim that you love the Lord if you do not obey Him. Jesus said; “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.” (John 14:24)
This may seem difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. The power and ability to live the Christian life comes through the controlling and empowering of the Holy Spirit. In scripture, this is referred to as walking in the Spirit or being filled with the Spirit.

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. (Eph. 5:17,18)

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (Gal. 5:16)

How can a Christian be filled with the Spirit? Colossians 2:6 answers that question: “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.” This verse is basically saying that in the same way that we received Christ, we should also walk in Him. How does a Christian receive Christ? Through faith, thus, we are to walk in Him by faith or be filled with the Spirit through faith. So in order to be filled with the Spirit, we must first desire to be filled. Then we must make sure that we have all sins confessed — for God will not fill a dirty vessel — we must also present ourselves to God as a living sacrifice to be used any way that He may wish, and ask to be filled and believe by faith that we are filled.
Here is a suggested prayer to be filled with the Spirit: “Dear God I present myself to you to be used any way that you desire. Fill me with your Spirit, direct me, control me and empower me. Live your life through me. I thank you that you will. Amen.”

Mental PreparationIn order to be ready for the return of the Lord, we must not only be spiritually prepared, but we must also be mentally prepared. To do this, we need to have a good working knowledge of prophetic truths. The Lord admonishes believers to not be asleep in regards to prophetic matters:

But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is…Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. (Luke 13:32-37)

Here, Jesus warns believers of being asleep at His return. I believe He is specifically referring to being mentally and spiritually asleep, or unaware of the prophetic times that we live in, and the pending sorrows and tribulations that Christians are going to have to endure during the 70th Week. This description would probably classify the vast majority of sincere Christians that, due to a lack of fervency in seeking after the truth in relation to end times prophecy, have blindly adhered to what their well-respected, but erring pre-trib teachers have taught them.
So I say, wake up, Christian, know that we are very close to entering the 70th Week of Daniel, and by the time you read this we may already be in it. Do not remain asleep to the pending trials that are going to come upon the world with the opening of the seals. Christians who remain asleep and do not prepare spiritually, mentally and physically for those trials will be subject to extreme difficulties and hardships. After the Abomination of Desolation, the antichrist will require all to take the mark in order to buy or sell.

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Rev. 13:16,17)

What are Christians who have not prepared for those times going to do when they are faced with the choice of not being able to buy or sell unless they take the mark? And yes, it will be a choice, and will not be forced upon anyone as was depicted in the popular, but scripturally inaccurate, Left Behind series. Many misinterpret Rev. 13:16, which says, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads,” to read “And he forces” instead of “And he causeth.” The Greek word in question here is poieo. Strong’s Greek and Hebrew dictionary defines it as “to produce, construct, form, fashion, to be the authors of, to make ready, to prepare.” The word in no way means, “to force.”

It will be a choice that all alive at the time will have to make, and I fear some nominal Christians will choose the mark, undoubtedly reasoning it away somehow, especially when they are faced with not being able to buy or sell. Some may even be faced with a choice of taking the mark or being put to death. Unfortunately, the threat of death will, along with the many deceptions and persecutions, will be part of the reason there will be a great falling away from the faith. Scripture even indicates that many nominal Christians will fall away to the point where they will even betray family members.

Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Mark 13:12,13)

If somebody takes the mark are they really doomed to hell? The answer is found in Rev. 14:9-12:

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
So yes, those who take the mark are doomed to hell. Do not let any fantasy series convince you otherwise. The Left Behind series portrayed an individual who was forced to take the mark and who later was saved. This is in contradiction to the scripture above. Taking the mark will be an eternal choice with clear ramifications.
 
Physical Preparations

Along with making spiritual and mental preparations for the return of the Lord, one must also make physical preparations. Preparing for the future is a basic life principle. “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” (Prov 6:6-8) “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” (Prov 22:3) These verses make it clear that a Christian is to prepare for the future. So how can a Christian prepare physically for the 70th Week? We must first consider what we are likely to be faced with. As already discussed, Christians will be faced with living through the first five seals....



 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chapter 12



Chapter 12
When? 

That is the question everyone wants the answer to; when will these things take place? Are you ready for the answer? I do not know. But is there anything that we can look for that will enable us to come up with possible end times scenarios? Yes, I believe there is.

2014/2015 Lunar and Solar Eclipses

In 2014 and 2015 there were 4 blood moon total lunar eclipses that all fell on feast days.  

1.        Passover, April 15, 2014

2.        Tabernacles October 8, 2014

3.        Passover, April 4, 2015

4.        Tabernacles, September 28, 2015 

What is significant about this?  A tetrad of lunar eclipses on feast days has only occurred two times in the last 500 years; 1949/50, and 1967/68. During each of those tetrads of total eclipses Israel was at war. 

Though Israel was declared an independent state sixty years ago in 1948, the war with its neighbors began after its first day and lasted for a year. Therefore, the first lunar eclipse of 1949 occurred during this war for the establishment of Israel. The next tetrad began on Passover 1967, which was just six weeks before the Six-Day-War. Therefore, these two significant wars of Israel were covered by each tetrad period.[1] 

The time before those tetrads of eclipses on feast days was in 1493/4. In 1492 the Jews were kicked out of Spain. Another interesting fact is that all of these tetrads occurred in Hebrew “pregnant years” or years with 13 months. These facts lead us to wonder if the tetrad was a sign from God to the world that significant end times events are imminent. This is something to ponder, and in my opinion gives us a definite indication that the end times are upon us.

The Great Pyramid Alignment

It is believed by many that the Great Pyramid complex at Giza in its design contains time markers or date ciphers pointing to the First and Second coming of the Lord. There are two scriptures that are the basis for this conjecture.

In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. Isaiah 19: 19,20

Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day… Jeremiah 32:20a

Prophecy researcher Daniel Matson has made some startling discoveries regarding the date ciphers of the Great Pyramid complex at Giza. In Chapter 16 of his book, Signs of the End he states;

What is important is that there is valuable information that must be passed along that is a striking discovery concerning the Great Pyramid complex at Giza and its marking both advents of Christ. It is a discovery that is in line with the Bible, history, and the magnificence of the pyramids. It highlights the time in precise astronomical alignments. It is a discovery that fits the themes woven into the Bible concerning the coming King and it further supports the scenario developed in this book. 

Thus his research has led him to believe that the Great Pyramid complex at Giza astronomically aligned with the First coming of the Lord, and he believes it will also at His Second Coming, and the alignment points to Rosh Hashanah 2017. What leads the author to this conclusion?

The basic idea is that the pyramid complex is a map of the heavens of a point in time when Christ the King returns with his armies. The pyramids show what is to be at meridian (Al Nitak in Orion), and also the causeways heading east from the pyramids show the importance of the rising sun or other items rising in the east. That the Sphinx also looks to the east is a factor as well. The point though was to see when there was a candidate for an alignment of Rosh Hashanah and the meridian alignment of Orion at dawn...Therefore, at dawn the morning before the Feast of Trumpets 2017, Al Nitak is precisely at meridian…

Let us not forget the all-important Christ angle to see where it might come into significance. At the moment Al Nitak is at meridian, Leo is in the east, but more importantly its star known as Regulus (the King) is precisely at the inclination of the Christ angle. Therefore, the Christ angle not only bisected Bethlehem at Christ’s birth, but it also bisects Regulus at this possible time of his Second Coming. The year 2017 is the first year from present that Rosh Hashanah comes immediately after September 20th—the time Al Nitak hits meridian precisely at dawn, and also when Regulus hits the Christ angle… 

In analyzing the positioning of the stars, moon, and sun at the time of September 20, 2017, there was also another alignment. Venus will be in conjunction with Regulus at this time. So at this moment Venus the “Morning Star” will be aligned with the “King Star”, precisely at the Christ angle… 

The ascending and descending passageways of the Great Pyramid share the common Christ angle, but one is actually the prime of the other. Looking at the computer model of the sky when Regulus and Venus are at the Christ angle just prior to dawn, there is again something suspicious. Below the horizon is Jupiter--referred to as the planet of the Messiah by the Jews…At the dawn of Rosh Hashanah 2017, Jupiter is at the precise Christ angle in the opposite scenario as the day before. Jupiter is below the horizon at 26.3 degrees… 

So as there are opposite Christ angles, it would appear that the pyramid is a map of this event.  Jupiter is the suffering Messiah at the descending angle, whereas the “morning star” and glorious king are on the ascending angle.  Therefore, the Great Pyramid would be a map of this time when Rosh Hashanah coincides with the dawn meridian of Al Nitak and the positioning of Christ’s representative planets at the Christ angle.  What are the odds?  It would probably be safe to say that this is practically the only time these alignments could occur in our era… (Used by permission of author. I would highly recommend reading the entire chapter, which is available at this link http://2010rapture.org/signsoftheend/giza.html) 

As already mentioned these many significant alignments lead him to believe that the time of the First Coming was marked by the celestial alignment of the Great Pyramid, and that events surrounding the Second Coming will be marked by the celestial alignments on Rosh Hashanah in 2017. I contend that the alignment at Rosh Hashanah in 2017 is a significant occurrence and is another sign from God that the end times are near. Is this why the pyramids were built, and have withstood throughout time? Are they a “sign and witness” of events surrounding the First and Second Coming of the Lord? 

The Woman Clothed with the Sun

In Revelation 12 I believe that we are given a very important sign regarding the coming of the Lord

12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 

Here I believe we see a symbolic picture of the nation of Israel—the woman—and the coming of the Christ child. I believe this symbolism appeared as a sign in the skies over Jerusalem in the alignment of the stars on Rosh Hashanah 9/11/3 BC. (Note: Click on the following link to see the images of the celestial alignments I will be referring to in this section; Look Up for Your Redemption Draweth Nigh.) On that day the constellation Virgo was “clothed with the sun,” and the moon was under her feet. Above her head 3 planets—Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter—were in alignment with the star Regulus in Leo, Regulus was also in conjunction with Jupiter. This Regulus/Jupiter conjunction is what David Larson, mentioned above, believes is the famed Star of Bethlehem. The 9 stars of Leo and the 3 planets aligning with Regulus make the crown of 12 stars.

Now let’s examine the skies around the time that the Great Pyramid complex points to, Rosh Hashanah in 2017. On 9/20-21/2017 Rosh Hashanah; Virgo is clothed with the Sun, the Moon is not under her feet but is in close conjunction with the sun, and there is an alignment of Jupiter, the Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Regulus, with Venus in conjunction with Regulus.

Three days after this alignment on 9/23/2017, Virgo is “clothed with the sun,” the moon is now under her feet, and above her head are 3 planets—Mercury, Mars, and Venus, which are in alignment with the star Regulus in Leo. The 9 stars of Leo and the 3 aligning planets make the crown of 12 stars. Thus this alignment meets the criteria of the Rev. 12 sign and is similar to the 3 BC alignment. Interestingly enough this alignment occurs the day after the second day of Rosh Hashanah on the day of Shabbat Shuvah—the Sabbath of Return.[2]

So there we have it, the sign of Revelation 12 in the sky above Jerusalem on special days, of which in their alignments and their meanings point to major prophetic events surrounding the First and Second Coming of Christ. Again I believe this sign is another indication that the end times are near.

The Sign of the Cross

The sign occurs in the heavens on 2/11/2021 and was discovered by a prophecy researcher  who believes the odds of this sign are as great as the odds of the 2017 sign of the woman clothed with the sun—about 3 million to one.[3] (This sign can be viewed at the link in the footnote or at the link provided at the beginning of this chapter.) Therefore I agree with him that this is a significant sign and must be incorporated into any end times scenario. (Note: a cross sign also appeared at Christ’s First Coming, again discovered by the same researcher.) This again is another sign that the end times are near and it is also possible that this sign may align with or immediately precede an important end times event.

The Sign of the Infernal Trio...
 


 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Coming 2010 Economic Crash

“A picture is worth a thousand words” But to be brief lets sum it up; 2010: Dollar death and economic crash. I believe that it is highly possible that the death of the dollar and an economic crash will occur in the summer or fall of 2010. There are many reasons why I see this as a distinct possibility.

First we have the recent article listing 24 economists saying that the economy will collapse in 2010.

Bob Chapman - First 6 months of 2010, Americans will continue to live in the 'unreality'…the period between July and October is when the financial fireworks will begin.

Gerald Celente - Terrorist attacks and the "Crash of 2010". 40% devaluation at first = the greatest depression, worse than the Great Depression.

Igor Panarin - In the summer of 1998, based on classified data about the state of the U.S. economy and society supplied to him by fellow FAPSI analysts, Panarin forecast the probable disintegration of the USA into six parts in 2010 (at the end of June – start of July 2010, as he specified on 10 December 2000...

Then we have the latest Shape of Things to Come report which says; "The data suggests that the final [convulsions] of the [dollar death] is here (summer and fall 2010)."

We have the info from cycle watcher Steve Puetz. "Several years back, a cycle watcher named Steve Puetz attempted to see if eclipses and market crashes were somehow related. He studied eight of the greatest crashes in financial history, from the Holland Tulip Mania of 1637 to the Nikkei of 1990. He found that market crashes tend to occur near full moons, and that the greatest number of crashes start after the first full moon after a solar eclipse, when that full moon is also a lunar eclipse. Puetz found that all eight crashes occurred six days before to three days after a full moon that occurred within six weeks of a solar eclipse. The odds of that being a coincidence, Puetz calculated, are less than 1 in 127,000." Internetnews.com BTW there is a total solar eclipse on July 11/12 2010. The next full moon is July 26, 2010.

We also have the 2009 George Ure interview with Ach Crawford.

With the Bad Part of 2010
Had a most interesting conversation with Arch Crawford last night about what's ahead, not only for the ugly part of this year's market (wait a week or two and you won't be saying "huh?") but also about the really ugly part of 2010; which is you want to mark it down should show up sometime between late July and Early August of next year by his work.

Crawford (
http://www.crawfordperspectives.com/ about $250/yr ) has been writing a financial newsletter for about 32 years and was "ranked #1 market timer for the 2008 calendar year" by Hulbert's Financial Digest. What's interesting about Crawford's work is that it's an astrologically based report - although other cycles are considered, too - which makes it interesting when a person (like me) is trying to line up periods where multiple predictive systems are all pretty much saying the same thing...

But more worrisome is his take on the mid-2010 period. "It's about the worst we've ever seen," he told me.

How bad is bad?
"Well, when something is worse than the Revolutionary War, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II, that's bad - it's the worst I've seen the charts in over 200-years...

Interestingly, this also corresponds to the predictive linguistics work what has the big showdown basically between good guys and bad guys there; a time when the global mass of humans will be seeking revenge/change/retribution from the PTB
. UrbanSurvival 5/28/2010

We also know that the powers to be have planned for America to fall in order for the New World Order to take it's unrightful place. Super powers and world dictators don't get along too well. So with the New World Order approaching fast I believe that the dollar is headed down the drain and soon. I originally thought that we might have seen the dollar die on 2/22/2010, the date encoded on the dollar bill, but it turned out that date was associated with the destruction of the constitution, as I also speculated was a possibility. So though we cannot be certain from what I have gathered it looks like the crash will be July-Sep 2010.

What might a dollar death look like? Below is an excerpt of a fictional account of what might happen when the dollar dies

The Day the Dollar Died
02:35 by Administrator. Filed under: The Day The Dollar Died Series
by John Galt

November 18, 2009
The following story in italics is a potential fictional time line for the day the dollar died. I hope not to instill fear or loathing but to give everyone some perspective on a POSSIBLE outcome which does not really take much of a reach to come to any conclusion. Despite popular belief and promises from those who wish to rob you of your savings and investments, the collapse of the dollar might just be an event measured in hours, not days as their control is not what it seems…..

Mike was less than an hour from home in Minnesota after dropping his load off in Fargo but knew he needed to top his tank off this Sunday evening to insure his rig would make it home. He pulled into the Petro Truck Stop just outside of Fargo and hopped out of the cab into the bitter twenty below temperatures which he could not believe had already hit at ten o’clock at night. He slid his fuel card into the pump waiting for the next prompt when the “SEE ATTENDANT” message flashed in the screen. He blustered, figured it was another card problem and whipped out his Master Card and slid it in after the pump reset and again the “SEE ATTENDANT” message flashed up. “What the hell is going on?” he thought to himself as he wandered into the long line of drivers boisterously yelling at managers and clerks alike.

Tom finished up his shift on the docks at the Nestle warehouse in Hampton, Georgia at exactly 11 o’clock at night and decided that because of the scuttlebutt he had been reading on the message boards, it may not be a bad idea to pick up a few cans of food and some toilet paper at the local WalMart Super center. Even though it was a Sunday night, they were always stocked and it was just five minutes out of the way to his home. As he walked inside the store, his mouth dropped. It looked like the day after Thanksgiving sale with every register open and ten plus people deep at 11:30 p.m. “Oh my!” he gasped as he walked in grabbing the last shopping cart with the wheel that was half locked up. As he walked as fast as he could to the aisle with the paper goods, he looked at all the shelves then noticed the clerk who looked stunned himself. “How in the SAM does WalMart sell out of Toilet Paper son?” he screamed at the eighteen year old kid. “Sir, I don’t know what is going on. Is the world ending? I’m a little freaked out!” the clerk stammered. Tom realized that he was not to blame and as he calmed down said to the kid “Son, I don’t know what is going on either. It must be an ice storm on the way. Are you folks getting another truck soon?” The clerk said in a very low voice “Sir, I think there are two coming at 2 a.m. I would wait here if I were you.” With that information Tom slinked outside to his car and called his wife at home just before midnight to tell her he would be staying to wait on the WalMart trucks.
1730 ET…

February 21, 2010
It was a typical Sunday night in my household, a tremendous dinner, nice weather in Florida and of course a chance to chat with my friends online about the events of the world. The big news was that on Friday, February 19, 2010 the US Dollar Index closed at 69.07 far below any level in history and of course shattering all known technical support. As I grabbed a glass of Port and settled in front of my computer at 5 p.m. Eastern to watch the Asian fireworks and watch Bloomberg and CNBC-Asia on my computer, I noticed the Middle Eastern markets closed in horrid shape. The Israeli market closed three hours after the open and down 22% for the session. The Saudi markets closed after one hour and down 41%. Other regional markets did not open or were shut down due to national emergency declarations. As I tuned in expecting the usual repeat on Bloomberg, it was live with a somewhat excited news babe reading information from a blog reporting “rumors” that the CEO’s of Citigroup and Bank of America were in meetings since 11 a.m. with the New York Fed. At that point, it was time to put the port up and break out the hard stuff…
1000 ET

(February 22, 2010)
The Canadian markets opened up 10% in ten minutes then rolled over down 31% by 10:30. The scary part was that the Canadian dollar kept on rising even though commodity trading was suspended and everyone was wondering just what gold would be priced at if the markets were allowed to trade.

As the day wore on, it was a blur of shocking story after shocking story. The President and his entourage arrived in Switzerland along with other world leaders but little was discussed or disclosed. The reports of banks being fire bombed by nuts throughout parts of the U.S. made the international news and caused all of us to feel somewhat uncomfortable as to what was next. The 8 p.m. interruption of normal prime time programming with a FEMA NEWS ALERT which lasted ten minutes and was repeated at the top of every hour with little if any information caused even more panic in the masses. Today I watched our dollar die in a matter of hours even though I knew how it was killed months if not years ago. I just wondered how bad the announcement out of Geneva was going to be as our bankers and politicians sold our souls out to save their rear ends.

I also wondered if I would ever sleep again.
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Whether this is the way things play out or not, I do not know. But it gives insights as to the possibilities of what might occur. Look, I am not trying to scare you, I am trying to tell you that a financial tsunami may be coming so that you can prepare as best as possible; so you can ride the wave and not be wiped out by it. I offer my insights on "riding the wave" below which is not to be taken as financial advice but I will share with you my financial strategy of what I am doing to survive the eventual death of the dollar and its possible ramifications. Again, this is not financial advice.

GOLD, GOLD, and more GOLD! (Note: I am not a part of the gold industry) I am trying to accumulate as much gold as possible in my physical possession. Why? Gold keeps its value vs. inflation and gold will most likely increase in value during a currency collapse because of increased demand. In fact the Global European Anticipation Bulletin predicts a demand increase in gold due to collapsing currencies in 2010.

At the same time, the general context of the bankruptcy of an increasing number of states and other authorities (regions, provinces, federal states) will entail a double paradoxical event of increasing interest rates and the flight out of currencies towards gold. In the absence of an organised alternative to a weakening US Dollar and in order to find an alternative to the loss in value of treasury bonds (in particular US ones) all central banks will have, in part, to « reconvert to gold », the old enemy of the US Federal Reserve, without being able to state the fact officially[2]

I have seen estimates that put gold during a currency collapse at $6000 an ounce and more. Another factor to consider regarding gold is that the gold price has been artificially suppressed and the lid is getting ready to be blown off the whole gold suppression scandal and when that happens, look out, gold will sky rocket. So these factors will be positive for the gold price. Therefore I want to own gold for the mere fact that it preserves my wealth and possibly may increase my wealth.

Now what kind of gold do I want to own? Non confiscatable gold. Of course you know gold was confiscated in the past and I believe that in a crisis they will do it again! From what I have read here is how I see it playing out if confiscation occurs; they will first probably make it illegal to own gold bullion and require all citizens to turn in their gold bullion under penalty of fine or imprisonment, just like they did in 1933. Then they will probably send the military to retrieve all the gold out of the large private holding facilities (IRAs), and will order the banks, which were previously shut down, to go through all the safety deposit boxes and turn in all the gold found there.

Some have told me that they would not turn in their gold because the government would be performing an illegal action against them. But if ownership of gold were made illegal and you kept it, what good would it be? Stores could not legally accept it. It could only be used for barter with individuals and you would be risking fine or imprisonment. Personally I would rather avoid that conflict and own non-confiscateable gold, if there is such a thing.

I believe that there MAY be 2 forms of non-confiscateable gold; "Numismatic" gold coins and Chinese gold coins. The first time they confiscated gold they made an exception for numismatic coins and if they confiscate it again they MAY make the same exception. What does the treasury define as a numismatic coin? The most recent treasury document regarding the definition of numismatic has defined numismatic gold as coins that are at least worth two times their bullion value. In other words if a one ounce gold coin was worth $1500 when gold was at $1000 per ounce then it would be considered as bullion. The coin would have to be worth $2000 or more to be defined as numismatic. Thus if they confiscate gold and make an exception for numismatic coins, as they did the first time around, and use this definition then a coin having a numismatic value worth twice its melt value is the type I want to own. BTW some think the same goes for silver too.

The other loophole may be Chinese gold coins. They MAY not be subject to confiscation because they are an actual foreign currency. Read what this author has to say about this.

This is being caused by a tiny quirk in the law, wherein the U.S. Treasury cannot call in for redemption, forced or otherwise, gold bullion coins held by U.S. citizens which are denominated, marginally or otherwise, in a foreign currency which is not “Free to Trade” and as such constitutes a “non-convertible currency” by the Bank of International Settlement (BIS). This, in turn, makes the Chinese Gold Bullion Panda Coins, which are issued by the Bank of China, the only officially authorized issued gold bullion coin of a major foreign government, exempt from U.S. Treasury redemption. Why? Because, Chinese Panda coins are denominated in the Yuan, China’s official currency, which is a non-convertible currency, in accordance with BIS’s definition.[3]

So to preserve my wealth and possibly create some I am seeking to acquire as much Chinese gold coins and numismatic gold coins (and silver) as possible.

Another strategy I am using to preserve wealth and possibly increase it is by purchasing precious metal stocks. I believe that in a currency crash gold mining companies would rise in value. There are many gold mining stocks and funds out there. I like GDX it is a conglomeration of some of the best gold mines in the world.

Again none of this is to be considered as financial advice I am just sharing my financial strategy to survive the dollar death.

Other factors to consider in surviving the death of the dollar, which I will not elaborate on in this article are;

1. Water—get a water filter
2. Food—freeze dried foods
3. Shelter—alternative heat source
4. Protection—shotgun and ammo/ a safe to store valuables
5. Cash—have some on hand

You can read Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s newsletter entitled “A Suggested Survival List” for a further discussion on that topic.

In closing; Prov 22:3 says “A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” I know that the dollar will one day collapse and I believe this will most likely occur or begin to occur in the summer and fall of 2010. I could be wrong but that is my thinking at this time. In light of the possible scenarios and ramifications of the coming death of the dollar, whenever it happens, I have come up with the above strategy to financially survive that time, if that is possible. I am sharing my strategy with you in case it might help you. Again none of this is to be considered as financial advice.

Regardless of what happens God our heavenly Father will take care of His children but that does not negate doing your best to prepare for the future. Will the financial collapse happen this summer? I do not know for sure, but I do know that one day before the rapture it will eventually occur. Therefore I am preparing as best I can through the leading of the Holy Spirit trusting God through it all.

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