Copyright 2006 Desert Publishers
What you are about to read may challenge your assumptions about the kind of world you live in, and especially the kind of world into which time and events are propelling those who will live through the Great Tribulation spoken of in the last book of the Bible. There are many people who are in for a rough ride through uncharted territory.
For most people it has been difficult to make sense of the gathering forces that will fundamentally alter the terms of everyday life in the very near future. Even after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, America is still sleepwalking into the future. We have walked out of our burning house and we are now headed off the edge of a cliff. Beyond that cliff is an abyss of darkness and deception on a scale that no one has seen before.
What follows is a harsh view of the times ahead and what will happen in our world. Many now believe, for instance, that in the near future the national government will prove to be so impotent and ineffective in managing the enormous crisis ahead that the United States may not survive as a nation in any meaningful sense but will rather devolve into a set of autonomous regions.
While I believe most Americans would be better off living differently, I dont believe anyone is ready to welcome the tremendous personal hardship that will result as the infrastructure of that life loses its value and utility. The war against militant Islamic fundamentalism is only one element among an array of events already under way that will alter relations with the rest of the world, and compel everyone to live differently at home whether they like it or not.
Above all and most immediately, we face the end of the cheap fossil fuel era. It is no exaggeration to state that reliable supplies of cheap oil and natural gas underlie everything identified as a benefit of modern life. We have neglected the reality that there is a finite supply, which is non-renewable.
There are those who would like us to believe that a smooth, seamless transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources like solar power or hydrogen lies just a few years ahead. This is a dangerous fantasy. A more likely scenario is that new fuels and technologies may never replace fossil fuels at the scale, rate, and manner at which the world currently consumes them.
What is generally not comprehended about this predicament is that the developed world will begin to suffer long before the oil and gas actually run out. Even moderate to mild deviations in either price or supply will crush our economy and make the logistics of daily life impossible. Fossil fuel reserves are not scattered equitably around the world. They tend to be concentrated in places where the native peoples dont like America and are the enemies of Israel. The decline of fossil fuels is certain to ignite chronic strife between nations contesting the remaining supplies. These resource wars have already begun. There will be more of them.
The world is now ready for a charismatic leader who will lead them out of this time of terror. The stage has been set for the appearing of the pseudo prince of peace, the antichrist, which is spoken of in 2nd Thessalonians.
This should not strike us as incredible or impossible. History records how in a few short years a young lieutenant rose out of comparative obscurity and had Europe at his feet. In Napoleon Bonaparte as well as Adolph Hitler we have a foreshadowing of what is yet going to be when Gods time is ripe.
My friends there is a day coming very soon when the events described by the prophets will begin to take place. In that day, Jesus Christ will leave the sanctuary at the right hand of the Father and will gather his church from the earth. It is at this time when the spirit, which has restrained the mystery of iniquity, will depart from this earth and the time of the end will begin.
“At that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:1.
Unfortunately the masses of the people turn away their ears from hearing the truth and are turned unto fables. The apostle Paul declared, looking down to the last days: “The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:3.
That time has fully come. The multitudes do not want Bible truth, because it interferes with the desires of the world-loving heart; and Satan supplies the deceptions, which they love.
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