Bible Prophecy Update for January 2012

While this year is hyped as a big year for doomsday scenarios, I can tell you for a fact that the world will not end. Why? Cause the bible says so. Let me preface this prophecy update by saying that no where am I saying that the things I’ll talk about are ABSOLUTELY the items written about in the bible. Why? Well, the bible doesn’t give us a date and time for these things to happen (example one world government), it simply says in the last days there WILL be a one world government. So whether the things happening now fulfill that or simply are the precursors, it doesn’t really matter. Its enough at this point in time to recognize where the world is moving and how geopolitical events are occurring and ushering us towards these biblical events. If you look at things happening with your prophecy goggles, its pretty obvious to see how the train is moving towards things described in the bible.

I’ll start with some headlines and describe why its significant:

Survey: Record number of Israeli Jews believe in God

Fully 80 percent of Israeli Jews believe that God exists – the highest figure found by the Guttman-Avi Chai survey since this review of Israeli-Jewish beliefs began two decades ago. The study also found that 70 percent of respondents believe the Jews are the “Chosen People,” 65 percent believe the Torah and mitzvot (religious commandments ) are God-given, and 56 percent believe in life after death.

Why does the above matter? God will only come back (apart from the Rapture) when Israel recognizes their need for God and calls out. Which means, first they must believe in Him (as opposed to being an atheist ‘modern’ state). They must recognize Jesus as messiah because they did not recognize Him as such when He came the first time as a baby in Bethlehem.

Portugal and Greek concerns weigh on world stocks

World stocks fell from a 5-1/2 month high on Friday as gains spurred by the Federal Reserve’s pledge of low interest rates gave way to concerns about Portugal, seen as the next domino in the euro zone crisis, and uncertainty over Greek debt talks.

Many many people are predicting bankruptcy for Greece and others following suit. Why does the world economy make any difference? In the end times the bible speaks of a one world government and one way to buy and sell (a single currency or method to buy and sell). This is referred to as the mark of the beast. Now most countries right now would not even consider consolidating currencies, let alone using an implantable device or tattoo or something on each person, thats crazy talk right? Well, if the world economy really crashes, creating a brand new currency is one way to start over again. Basically everyone loses their wealth (except for some high ups) and we all start over again effectively wiping out debt but also wiping out any savings or personal wealthy people have. Its a reset of the economy and is being talked about and has been for years. This is where things like the confiscation of gold come in so that people can’t get around the reset of the economy. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102)

Executive Order 6102 is an Executive Order signed on April 5, 1933, by U.S. PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt “forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, andGold Certificates within the continental United States”. The order criminalized the possession of monetary gold by any individual, partnership, association or corporation.

We eventually will migrate towards one currency one way or another and its already being suggested as the solution to the economic crisis. Check out the Bretton Woods system: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretton_Woods_system. This was created to fix the problem of the great depression. This isn’t conspiracy, this is common knowledge stuff – well, freely available knowledge stuff, most people have never heard of these things. And yes, it does make sense, this would fix the economy situation, but fixing in this case means everyone starts from scratch again for the most part.

So these are just 2 of the ‘bigger picture’ prophetic items, props and actors that need to be in place to fulfill bible prophecy and they are in the works right now. Next up? Financial collapse, and right now, possibly the Ezekiel 38 war described and destruction of Damascus (Damascus item being quite obvious in news these days related to wars and rumours of wars and regime changes.)

So much stuff going on, this is a drop in the ocean once you start connecting all the pieces and see how the whole world is moving towards and infact fulfilling bible prophecy with news coming out every day.

The JVIM Prophecy Bible

I have a Jack Van Impe prophecy bible, if you’ve never heard of it or him, its a bible produced by Jack Van Impe which attempts to highlight all the significant prophetic scriptures through the pages of Holy writ. (just wanted to use ‘writ’ in a blog 😉

 


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 writ 1 (rt) n. 1. Law A written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act. 2. Writings: holy writ. www.thefreedictionary.com/writ

I’ve definitely got into opening my REAL bible and actually fine it refreshing to read the KJV again as there are potentially more interesting insights. I find it has interesting historical truths, for example how they label animals like I blogged about (unicorn, search my site for this blog based on that keyword). It provides insight into what they believe when this version was created (the time of King James)

The Authorized Version, commonly known as the King James VersionKing James Bible or KJV, is an Englishtranslation of the Christian Bible by the Church of England begun in 1604 and completed in 1611.[3] First printed by theKing’s PrinterRobert Barker,[4][5] this was the third official translation into English; the first having been the Great Biblecommissioned by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII, and the second was the Bishop’s Bible of 1568.[6] In January 1604, King James I of England convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans,[7] a faction within the Church of England.[8]

James gave the translators instructions intended to guarantee that the new version would conform to the ecclesiologyand reflect the episcopal structure of the Church of England and its beliefs about an ordained clergy.[9] The translation was done by 47 scholars, all of whom were members of the Church of England.[10] In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from Greek, the Old Testament was translated from Hebrewtext, while the Apocrypha were translated from the Greek and Latin. In the Book of Common Prayer (1662), the text of the Authorized Version replaced the text of the Great Bible – for Epistle and Gospel readings – and as such was authorized by Act of Parliament.[11] By the first half of the 18th century, the Authorized Version was effectively unchallenged as the English translation used in Anglican and Protestant churches. Over the course of the 18th century, the Authorized Version supplanted the Latin Vulgate as the standard version of scripture for English speaking scholars. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorized_King_James_Version)

Its interesting how ‘modern’ translations always have some kind of a bias related to the era the version was created in. This is due to the state of theology at the time, but also it reflects things like science at the time and other common though and beliefs. Example, if a particular excerpt of the bible is thought to be better understood due to scientific findings at the time of writing, one might use different words to describe a particular passage describing or translating that passage using modern definitions or objects or descriptions. I’m no expert here, I’m sure a theological major like Lindsey (my wife) could detail, sufficed to say, knowing there is a bias is the first step towards be objective. Since no one can be 100% objective, if you also don’t recognize your bias or the bias of earthly translators, you’re probably going to be WAY off the original meaning of the text.

The ability these days to compare and contrast (as Bruxy Cavey likes to say) is incredible, surf to biblegateway.com or blueletterbible.org and you can pull up versions in parallel to read the two verses side by side. And these days there are tons of digital versions to compare, from the original greek and hebrew writings to the more modern KJV to the contemporary NLT, Message formats.

Putting versions side by side caused me to see the whole thing about the unicorn being used to describe an animal in the bible whereas the newer versions simply called the animal by modern names like Ox, most likely because the author figured that was the closest thing we have around today that is close to the description. Anyways, sufficed to say, its good practise I’m finding to have several versions around to provide insight into the true meaning and significance of the text.

To get back on the prophecy bible subject, if you’re interested in bible prophecy this actually makes a great resource as it provides detail on text that you probably didn’t think had any significance to bible prophecy. And there are TONS of scripture that relate from last days things, to second coming, to rapture references. Great stuff!

Good weather for Maple Syrup

The temperature fluctuates widely here, just a day ago, temps were -17, today +2 or 3 degrees and raining. Great fluctuations for maple syrup… hope the tree isn’t getting confused! No where near spring here yet.

What works well though with all our rain is our new ditch (AKA graded lawn), the ditch is pronounced enough that water easily runs into it and eventually off the end of the property (or into the ground – as long as its not into our basement). That whole drainage issue seems to be 100% resolved. Even with these melts I haven’t had to empty the dehumidifier, brilliant! This summer will be the real full length test and we’ll see how it does in the hot humid rainy weather. I expect the dehumidifier will be running but hopefully not half as long each cycle and no more potential for mould as there will be significantly less water seeping through the concrete walls.

And thanks to the grading I’m able to start work on my downstairs office again. Going to tear up the old floor which does have a bit of old mould on it around the edges and replace it with a floating tongue and groove type floor meant for basements or concrete floors. This stuff allows the floor to breathe properly and the bottom is plastic so it inhibits mould growth, all while making the concrete floor warmer since you’re standing on a raised floor. Currently it has a plywood floor lifted off the concrete an inch by a bunch of 1x4s which isn’t good because you have no way to know whether the wood on the ground is getting wet, staying wet etc and it certainly wasn’t able to breathe. Once my office is moved, we’ll have a new bedroom or sitting room or something on the main level, perfect for guests, and I’ll have a much more private office, safe from the sounds of screaming kids (mostly) with a door that closes. Ok, not too much sunlight but.. if the sun is coming in the windows upstairs, its usually in my eyes or glaring off the computer screen anyways. I often just leave the curtains closed and the lights on because of that. So its just as well. There are two windows in that room which when opened create a nice cross breeze. Its also ideal in the summer because its much cooler down there, granted the flip side is that in winter its colder down there, I’ll have to invest in a space heater, not the end of the world though, its a small room so it shouldn’t take much to warm it up.

So, one of our house projects this year is to get that office up and running. We do have many more but thats the one I’m currently excited about. Once done, it will be one less room to finish, and one more room available for guests.

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