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World Tomorrow
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Lost Ten Tribes - Part 1
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Living in Prophetic Times
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Pastors Report - 23 Oct 2020
The Way Of Man

"The Way" of Man:

"O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." (Jeremiah 10:23)

Welsh-Covid Firebreak:

Well, it is now official. As of 6pm Friday night, 23rd October this area of Wales in which we are currently living is officially in a two-week lockdown as part of the whole principality, even though our specific area has a very low percentage of cases. This means that travel within this area is now restricted to essential services only. Apart from key workers the population is being strongly encouraged to stay at home and not venture out. All shops – apart from takeaways, food shops, banks and chemists must now close their doors. Households getting together – both inside and outside the home – is now forbidden.

The whole 'covid experience' is becoming increasingly aggravating, to say the least. The present lockdown has been imposed by the Welsh government – now at odds with the rest of the UK, where a more focused approach is being tried – each area being independently placed in one of 3 categories (minor to more severe), according to the number of cases present per 100,000 of the population. Whereas Scotland and Northern Ireland – like Wales – are intent on doing their own thing, and the result is chaos all round with restrictions changing in each area day to day and week to week.

But God's people have to live in this present world and we therefore need to ask ourselves "what are some of the major things we must learn from the chaos that we are witnessing"? Is there anything specifically relevant that God Himself wants us to really understand ... to 'get'? I believe one of the main things has got to be the incredible difference between the WAY man governs, concocts and, in particular, administers his laws, and the very different WAY of God – His laws and their administration. And it's imperative that we recognise this vital difference, so that we don't end up using merely a human approach in administering the very laws of God, both now and in the future.

Man's Laws:

What we're witnessing in our current situation is the result of 6,000 years of having chosen the wrong tree. And the very essence of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is that each individual – unguided by God – chooses for himself what is right and wrong as each situation presents itself. The result of this approach is contention and strife, with each person both doing and promoting what he or she sees as right ... in their own eyes. And this was the major reason for chaos in the time of the judges, summed up in the final verse of the final chapter ... and you have to wonder if this is not to be the final verse in the final chapter of what we are seeing in the western world right now!

  • In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. (Judges 21:25)

From a spiritual standpoint, this explains the lack of a truly united and 'joined-up' plan currently within the UK. Even 'following the science' isn't any help in the process, as the scientists themselves are in disagreement as to the best way forward. What we are seeing played out is a carnal government attempting to impose unpopular restrictions on a carnal population. I think a good illustration of this chaotic state of affairs are the scenes – repeated numerous times across the UK – of parties, raves, pub crawls etc taking place up until the very last second when the restrictions are imposed. It's obedience – but grudgingly so – to merely the strict letter of the law, whereas the problem itself is spiritual in nature – and therefore demands a truly all-encompassing, joined-up spiritual solution.

Our current situation is compellingly summed up in the first 15 verses of Isaiah 59 ... and verses 8-10 seem particularly relevant right now ...

  • ... there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
  • Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
  • We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. (Isaiah 59:8-10)
God's Laws:
  • For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
  • For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8,9)

In contrast to the fractured and disunited attempts we are presently witnessing, God's way and His laws apply to every man, woman and child in any village, city, country or continent – at any time in history. And His laws manage to be all-encompassing at the same time as being straightforward and concise. The Ten Commandments are better described as 'ten phrases' that give a perfect summation of each and every individual's responsibility in life. They can even be further refined into just two succinct concepts – loving God with heart, soul and might and neighbour as oneself. How different from man's complicated approach. For example, the Lord's prayer has either 55 or 66 words (depending on which version), the Gettysburg address around 270, the Magna Carta not much over 600 but on top of EU regulations running to 32,000 words, farmers in the UK have to abide by the Assured Produce Standards (Red Tractor) for their produce, a hefty additional tome of around 23,500 words.

God's 'joined-up' (connected, united, combined) approach stems from the very character of God Himself – expressed simply as love, ['agape': outgoing concern] in 1 John 4:8 and 16, and amplified further throughout the entirety of scripture. This is the fundamental difference with God's Law. It's not an extensive list of random do's and don'ts – it's more a joined-up pointing to a way of thinking, that then gives rise to a way of life – one which is outgoing, loving, with concern for others equal to self – which does away with the necessity of pages of "small print"! The very word 'torah' comes from a root that means to shoot, or aim for something. [Strongs 08451 and 0338]. Using this definition, the individual points of the law or torah of God should be regarded as 'way pointers', pointing the direction in which we need to travel when attempting to approach a subject with the mindset of God.

This fundamental difference between man's arbitrary laws and God's 'joined-up' approach therefore demands a fundamental difference in the way that the law of God is administered. The administration itself must also be 'joined-up', to effectively provide the spiritual solutions to the problems facing mankind. It is the application of the law's principle and intent that is so crucial. Notice how Mr. Armstrong describes it as a basis to what he points out in the subject of divorce and remarriage within the church:

"THERE IS ONE great difference between the law of God and the laws made by human government. God has given us His law in form of general principles to be applied in various cases, whereas in national laws, state laws and city ordinances, MAN tries to make multiple thousands of laws, “spelling out” every little detail in a separate law.

It is made clear for us in the third chapter of II Corinthians. ”[God] also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit” (verse 6).

God’s law is given in one single word – LOVE. God is love, His law is love – that word sums up God’s CHARACTER. The law then is amplified into the two Great Laws, love toward God, and love toward neighbor. God amplifies it a little further in the Ten Commandments – the first four giving the broad principles of how to love God and the last six how to love neighbor. But God intended us to understand the PRINCIPLE involved and apply it honestly.

Now it comes to my attention that many are finding gray areas in the D & R law. I will try to spell out a little further in a general way, and those who seek the WAY OF GOD instead of their own way will have, I hope, no difficulty in applying God’s law properly according to its intended spirit. Otherwise, those who try to reason around God’s law to have their own way will stand condemned in the sight of God.

GOD DOES NOT COMPROMISE WITH, OR WATER DOWN HIS LAW. Rather than that He GAVE His only begotten Son Jesus to pay the penalty of repented sin in our stead." (Spelling Out The Official Doctrine on Divorce and Remarriage)

Tomorrows Teachers:

During the Feast this year a good deal of the emphasis given within the messages was on our future role as teachers during the Millennium and Great White Throne Judgement period. But there is one vital aspect that we all need to keep firmly in mind if we are going to be able to fulfil that calling, and that is the kind of administration that will need to be used at that time.

That administration will be that of a God-being. From those divine teachers, God's Way will cascade down to every aspect of society, at its core being "the love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit" (Romans 5:5) If the present Covid chaos can teach us anything, it must be the staggering difference between the carnal contention we see today and the absolute 'joined-up' harmony – based on that love of God – there will be in the future... the glorious LIBERTY of the children of God. That spiritual solution is much more than mere human commandment keeping. After all, Israel of old was given the commandments of God – so merely reiterating the laws, and/or changing the legislation is not sufficient, and won't bring about Utopia. It wasn't the law that was the problem at that time – but the carnal response from the Israelites that needed that law in their hearts through the very spirit of God – something Paul brings out in the book of Hebrews:

  • For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
  • Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
  • For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: (Hebrews 8:8-10)

Tomorrow's teachers won't be haranguing people with a pharisaical approach to the laws of God, and handing out hefty spot fines for infractions, but rather, as pointed out in Isaiah, it is a way of life: "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." (Isaiah 30:21)

Able Administrators:

The scripture in II Corinthians 3 that Mr. Armstrong briefly quotes describes how God has, "made us able ministers of the new testament, not of the letter but of the spirit" (II Corinthians 3:6). The word translated as ministers in the King James would be better rendered as administrators. It is how we apply, or administer the Word of God that is all important.

The problem is that applying the strict letter of the law is relatively straight forward, whereas applying the spirit and intent is often not. We can see this very plainly within the context of II Corinthians 3. The letter of the law clearly states that those that commit adultery should be executed (Leviticus 20:10) And more than this, the very next verse deals with the specific infraction that was found within the Corinthian church – so it is very clear that both the son and his father's wife should have been put to death:

  • And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
  • And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:10,11)

But the apostle Paul used a much more godly 'joined-up' approach to the subject, acknowledging that the spiritual INTENT of the law – after Christ had given the ultimate sacrifice for sin – is that all should come to repentance (II Peter 3:9). In the case of the Corinthian church member, he had obviously repented and turned from his sin, and so the administration of the spirit – or intent of the law – was to encourage forgiveness and reconciliation – not just for himself but also among the other members.

  • Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
  • So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow ...
  • ... to whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
  • Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. (II Corinthians 2:6,7,10,11)
Quarantine in Scripture:

Back in March this year I wrote a Pastor's Report on the Biblical Principle of Quarantine, primarily to counter the idea that we could disregard the covid legislation being enacted, and continue to meet as a church as normal. That principle still stands. Quarantine – or self-isolation – is indeed a biblical principle and we should all recognise this. But we also need to recognise that the biblical version of quarantine is applied to a person who is ill, or appears as if they are about to be ill. It was never applied to those without symptoms.

Man's way of attempting to control the virus by lockdowns etc ... ie. blocking any and all possible avenues of contagion, is resulting in businesses going to the wall, a serious increase in depression, bankruptcies, and damage to personal relationships. Because God and the Bible have been rejected, there is ignorance of scripture and therefore a failure to use God's outgoing 'joined-up' approach to this and similar problems. They are attempting to do two diametrically different things at the same time, i.e. halt the spread of the virus but also keep the economy afloat. As in many cases, the attempted cure is proving worse than the sickness itself.

  • And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
  • Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
  • Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
  • Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
  • Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Romans 1:28-32)
A Sinister Precedent:

To understand the most likely reason that we are currently living through this unprecedented pandemic and the world's attempted solutions to the problem, it is important that we try to put the subject into its rightful place prophetically.

  • After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. (Daniel 7:7)

At some time in the not too distant future God's people are going to find themselves head to head with the authorities around them, refusing to in any way keep the letter of their law regarding the mark of the beast. Every indication provided within scripture, when dealing with this satanically-orchestrated trial, is that the real issue at hand will not on the surface appear clear cut. This is because we are dealing with a snake – and one that is described as more subtle than any other beast that God had made!

What we are currently facing with covid seems to be a comparatively mild trial run. But God has allowed it, perhaps to encourage us in being prepared to apply the right administration to a relatively minor problem. Certainly we should keep the letter of the law and respect the legislation within the areas we live, but there comes a time where God's law – and by that I mean God's Torah or overall pointing within the principle and spiritual intent within God's character of LOVE – takes precedence.

The one and only way we will be able to negotiate the maze of rules, regulations and restrictions that are destined to get more and more restrictive to our personal liberty is to constantly pursue a close relationship with God, so we have His Holy Spirit, His mind and therefore will walk His 'joined-up', outgoing way of life.

  • Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
  • As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
  • When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
  • For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
  • Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those [ways] is continuance, and we shall be saved. (Isaiah 64:1-5)
News Review - 16 Oct 2020
News Catch Up After The Feast

After the Feast…

News Catch-Up

Back in the 1960’s British Prime Minister Harold Wilson said, “a week is a long time in politics!” Looking at events that occurred during the Feast, it seems he might be right!

As the Feast began, we were greeted by the news that President Trump was unwell…

“In the latest hint that Trump’s condition may be more serious than his doctor and his team have let on, NBC News is reporting that the president has developed ‘shortness of breath’ on top of the other symptoms listed earlier by his doctor - including a low grade fever.” (zerohedge.com)

Then the situation became more serious…

“Donald Trump’s chief of staff revealed on Saturday evening that they were seriously concerned about the president on Friday, confirming for the first time how worrying the day was, as sources say Trump had heart palpitations and a temperature of 103. Mark Meadows, who is currently with Trump inside the Walter Reed hospital, said that on Friday the president’s blood oxygen levels plummeted and he was feverish.” (yourdestinationnow.com)

Three days later, the President was out of hospital…

“Donald Trump has been spotted leaving the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he received treatment for Covid-19. The President of the United States spent three nights in the centre after testing positive for coronavirus. Mr Trump seemed in good spirits, announcing his discharge from the hospital in a tweet. He wrote: ‘I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 PM Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life’.(express.co.uk)

One thing that this episode served was to show was the callousness of many people in the US… of how divided the nation is…

“There was a time when a moment like this would have brought the entire nation together in unity. Decades ago, news that the president of the United States was the victim of a deadly virus and had been rushed to the hospital would have been received with grave seriousness. But in 2020, much of the population responded to the news that President Trump had been infected by the coronavirus with jokes, sarcasm and death wishes.

In fact, there were so many death wishes for Trump on Facebook and Twitter that major news outlets all over the US were doing news stories about it. We have never seen anything like this before, and it says a lot about where we are headed as a nation. No matter who is residing in the White House, that individual is going to be deeply hated by a very large percentage of the population.

If the level of hatred in our country continues to grow, eventually it is going to get to the stage where our nation is essentially ungovernable by anyone.(endoftheamericandream.com)

While the level of hatred continues to grow, so do the real effects of the pandemic…

“Hardly anyone expected that things would get this bad in 2020. Once the pandemic hit and states all over the country started instituting lockdowns, economic activity collapsed dramatically. US GDP was down 31.4 percent during the second quarter of 2020, and that was a drop without parallel in all of US history. By now, we were supposed to be well into a ‘V-shaped recovery’ that would soon have Americans forgetting all about the dark days in the middle of 2020. But instead, millions upon millions of Americans have lost their jobs and are facing a deeply uncertain future.” (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

The upcoming presidential election is almost upon us, but is anyone in America going to accept the result?

“Bill Fry, 61, is a supporter of President Donald Trump in rural Ohio who doesn’t share much in common politically with Matt Edelman, 29, a Joe Biden backer in Brooklyn, New York. Except this: They both worry about the legitimacy of the upcoming presidential election and fear an outcome that appears tainted could heighten the nation’s already frayed psyche and exacerbate violence in the streets. They’re not alone. A new poll shows a large swath of Americans harbor deep reservations about the election results weeks before Election Day and are concerned about what actions people might resort to as a consequence.” (usatoday.com)

Many Americans now find traditional values repugnant – marriage is on the way out!

“The decline in marriage and the increase in cohabitation has led to substantial growth in unwed childbearing. The percent of births to unmarried mothers has jumped from five percent in 1960 to 40 percent today. For thousands of years, two parent families have worked, and the reason they have worked is because that is how things were originally designed. Sadly, these days most Americans find traditional values repugnant, and they think that they have figured out a better way of doing things. Of course the truth is that they have greatly deceived themselves, and if we stay on this current path there is absolutely no future for us as a nation.(investmentwatchblog.com)

America is still the most powerful nation on earth – yet they are still under threat from one of the world’s smallest nations.

“North Korea unveiled previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missiles at an unprecedented predawn military parade on Saturday that showcased the country’s long-range weapons for the first time in two years. Analysts said the missile, which was shown on a transporter vehicle with 11 axles, would be one of the largest road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the world if it becomes operational. ‘This missile is a monster,’ said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network.” (reuters.com)

The world’s stock markets are based on confidence. According to some, it could take several weeks to count the postal votes. Some are saying that this delay could well cause a stock market crash!

“Did you watch the presidential debate? All over America people are still buzzing about it, because it was definitely unlike any presidential debate that we have ever seen before. But despite all the chaos, the debate gave us tremendous clarity on one very important issue. Unless there is a blowout of historic proportions, it is exceedingly unlikely that either side will be willing to concede on the night of the election or any time shortly thereafter. In other words, the winner of the election may not be known until a long time after November 3rd, and this is being called ‘the nightmare scenario Wall Street wants to avoid’.” (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

The financial system: “…all things point to a bigger meltdown.”

“According to economic experts, an economic collapse is looming and the new stock market crash is expected to happen before the elections. Recent studies have indicated the many elements that will likely undermine the financial markets over the next weeks and today we are going to analyze those determinants and discuss how they are going to affect the next chapters of the economic collapse. Deutsche Bank disclosed to clients this week they can already ‘see an increased risk of financial disruption down the road from the growing overvaluation of assets and mounting debt levels.’ If you’re one of those who still have hopes to see an economic upturn for this year, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but all things point to a bigger meltdown.” (investmentwatchblog.com)

National Debt: $27,026,921,935,432.41 … And Rising!

“The debt of the federal government topped $27 trillion for the first time on Thursday, October 1, when it climbed from an opening balance of $26,945,391,194,615.15 to a closing balance of $27,026,921,935,432.41, according to data published by the US Treasury Department.” (cnsnews.com)

“…we are getting very, very close to crossing the point of no return.”

“Everything that has happened in 2020 so far has set us up for a grand finale that none of us will ever forget. This year we have already witnessed the worst public health crisis in about a hundred years, widespread lockdowns all over the nation, a crippling economic collapse and civil unrest in major cities across America. To say that the American people are in a bad mood would be a major understatement. Now we are less than a month away from a bitterly contested presidential election, one survey recently found that a majority of Americans are expecting violence. That is extremely unfortunate, but these are the times in which we live. Our country is literally falling apart all around us, and nobody seems to have a way to stop it from happening. And the worse economic conditions become, the worse the mood of the nation is going to get. On Thursday, we learned that another 840,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week… Everything that our forefathers worked so hard to build is at risk, and we are getting very, very close to crossing the point of no return.” (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

The Pope’s Answer: More Authority For The United Nations

“Pope Francis makes his best case for multilateralism in a new teaching letter, calling for more authority for supranational organizations like the United Nations. ‘The twenty-first century is witnessing a weakening of the power of nation states, chiefly because the economic and financial sectors, being transnational, tend to prevail over the political,’ the pope writes in the encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti (Brothers All), released on Sunday. ‘Given this situation, it is essential to devise stronger and more efficiently organized international institutions, with functionaries who are appointed fairly by agreement among national governments, and empowered to impose sanctions,’ the pope advises in the 43,000-word text.” (breitbart.com)

The Pope And Politics

“Rather than comforting the sick and needy during this global pandemic the pope is playing politics. Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the ‘magic theories’ of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity. Francis on Sunday laid out his vision for a post-COVID world by uniting the core elements of his social teachings into a new encyclical, ‘Fratelli Tutti’ (Brothers All), which was released on the feast day of his namesake, the peace-loving St Francis of Assisi.” (madnesshub.com)

Meanwhile, “the Roman Catholic Church is torn apart by infighting, jealousy, and greed at the highest level”.

“As corruption continues to curse the Catholic Church, no wonder my 11-year-old would rather be a witch than a Christian. With his guilty verdict for sex abuse quashed, Cardinal George Pell has now learnt an arch foe in the Vatican is alleged to have bribed witnesses for hostile testimony. It’s another blow for the beleaguered Catholic Church.

As Australian Cardinal George Pell returned to the Vatican this week a free man, after the guilty verdict which saw him spend 13 months in prison in Victoria was overturned, he finds himself embroiled in further scandal as the Roman Catholic Church is torn apart by infighting, jealousy, and greed at the highest level. At a time when people across the world face their own crises of faith, the exposure of this corruption at the centre of the Church is certain to have a devastating effect on the efforts of Pope Francis to keep the Catholic family together.” (rt.com)

It has been reported that “…elements within the Catholic hierarchy are working to utilize the Catholic Church to advance a vision of global neo-liberal authoritarianism”. The Roman Catholic Church is still trying to control the United Nations, just as it did at the San Francisco conference - at the founding of the UN.

“A Catholic Archbishop who formerly served as the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States is accusing elements of the Catholic hierarchy of operating as a ‘deep church,’ working in conjunction with the so-called American deep state

Viganò pointed to what he identifies as a ‘Deep Church’ in the letter, arguing that elements within the Catholic hierarchy are working to utilize the Catholic Church to advance a vision of global neoliberal authoritarianism. ‘The United States is witnessing the highest levels and centers of cultural influence of the American Catholic Church shamelessly siding in favor of the Democratic candidate and more generally in favor of the entire apparatus that has been consolidating in recent decades within the public administration.’

‘The Deep State, Trump’s sworn enemy, is joined by a Deep Church that spares no criticisms and accusations against the incumbent President while winking indecorously with Biden and BLM, slavishly following the narration imposed by the mainstream. It matters little that Trump is openly pro-life and defends the non-negotiable principles that the Democrats have renounced – the important thing is to transform the Catholic Church into the spiritual arm of the New World Order, so as to have an imprimatur from the highest moral authority in the world, something that was impossible with Benedict XVI’.” (bigleaguepolitics.com)

Back to the pandemic… and the big issue is that the authorities are divided, as the lockdown situation shows.

“The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organisation (WHO) has condemned mass coronavirus lockdowns, slamming the ‘ghastly global catastrophe’ caused by crashing the world economy. Dr David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders on Saturday, telling them to stop ‘using lockdowns as your primary control method’ of the coronavirus. He claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved. This is in direct contrast to WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who as far back as April gave his full support to lockdowns, and even warned against lifting them too soon, as Breitbart News reported.” (breitbart.com)

Meanwhile, quietly and almost unnoticed, “European imperialism is on the march and preparing for war.”

“For the ruling circles in Germany, it was Franz Josef Strauss (a right-wing politician) who formulated the position as early as the 1970s that Germany has its own military-political interests and, if necessary, should be able to conduct operations even if they do not correspond to the interests of the United States. This does not mean a war against the United States, but a war against the interests of the United States.

For this scenario, Germany needs its own armed forces. At the current moment, there are still historical and legal obstacles to a strong, internationally active and independent Bundeswehr. Hence, a broader alliance would be beneficial. Thus, Germany is seeking this alliance within Europe through building an EU army. A European Army has been a demand for 15 or 20 years now.

European imperialism is on the march and preparing for war. Anti-imperialist struggle needs to stop the creeping arms build-up in the European region.” (peoplesdispatch.org)

In Just One Week… Look At What Happened!

Here are some of the quotes from the articles above:

  • “If the level of hatred in our country continues to grow, eventually it is going to get to the stage where our nation is essentially ungovernable by anyone.”
  • “…millions of Americans have lost their jobs and are facing a deeply uncertain future.”
  • “…large swath of Americans harbor deep reservations about theelection results weeks before Election Day and are concerned about what actions people might resort to as a consequence.”
  • “…if we stay on this current path there is absolutely no future for us as a nation.”
  • America still under threat from tiny North Korea.
  • Are we near …‘to the nightmare scenario Wall Street wants to avoid?’
  • The world financial situation “…all things point to a bigger meltdown.”
  • US debt tops $27 trillion – and rising
  • USA: “…we are getting very, very close to crossing the point of no return.”
  • The Pope: “more authority for the United Nations”.
  • While “…corruption continues to curse the Catholic Church”, the “Catholic hierarchy are working to utilize the Catholic Church to advance a vision of global neo-liberal authoritarianism”.
  • Coronavirus has created total world wide chaos and division, but no real answers.
  • Meanwhile, quietly and almost unnoticed, “European imperialism is on the march and preparing for war.”
What’s Next?

We can expect more lies and more deception, more chaos, more hatred, more confusion, more wars and more ‘natural’ disasters as this age draws to a close.

In a little over 400 hours, the people of the United States will be voting for their next President. The tension builds, not only in the US, but around the world. Meanwhile, in Europe, the Brexit battle continues as the deadline approaches.

As we watch the end of this age approaching, we must be ready for unusual events. For example, we are expecting a world wide financial collapse… but we never envisaged the events that are happening right now. In prophecy, pestilence was seen to follow war and famine, yet this world’s economic system is being devastated by a pestilence, the coronavirus, which seemed to appear out of a clear blue sky!

In today’s world, ‘a day’ is a long time in politics. As we start a new year, watch out for the unexpected… end time events seem to be accelerating, so we need to…

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” (Luke 21:36)

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“Just what is an APOSTLE?”
Just what is an Apostle?

Today we find the Church of God in a “wilderness of religious confusion!”

The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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Listen to Me, You who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My Law: …I have put My words in your mouth, I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “you are My people” (Isaiah 51:7,16)