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“Troubling Headlines”
by Art Sadlier   
January 26th, 2015

For some time now there has been a steady stream of warnings of a coming economic collapse. I am not an economist and have no expertise on the subject. What I do have is ears to hear this steady stream of warnings and to realize that they are in line with what the scriptures reveal about the end time chaotic scenario.

I list for you some headlines picked up on the internet in one single day.

--John Mauldin – We Are Now Seeing a Shocking Level of Desperation around the World (Re; the economy).

--Man Asked To Speak To Chinese Officials Warns World To Plunge Into Total Chaos And Panic In 2015

--58-Sigma Collapse of Euro against Swiss Franc Just a Warm-Up to the Biggest Shock of All

--Currency Wars Now Heating Up as CRB Falls to Level Not Seen Since 2009

--Legendary Richard Russell Predicts Within a Year All Physical Gold Will Be Swept Off the Market

--The Whole World Is Staring Down the Barrel of a Gun As Global Collapse Looms

--With six central banks having changed rates in the last week and a half, it appeared evident there was a pronounced edginess apparent in the world of central banking

We are reminded of a quote by Thomas Jefferson,

“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

In the book of Revelation we read about a coming one world economy dominated by the antichrist. The present scenario seems to be setting the stage for such a one world economy.

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” (Revelation 13:16-17).

Some have boldly stated that before the one world government can come upon the scene the present world order must be torn down. It seems evident that some are knowingly or unknowingly working to destroy the present world order. This is by design to satisfy their goal of a new world which they falsely believe will be the utopia man has long sought. Men have rejected the thought of a God to whom they are accountable and believe they can create a utopia without God.

We see that comes from the purpose of Satan as revealed in Isaiah 14:13-14. “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Satan is using these men as pawns for his purposes.

Some may be motivated entirely by greed, with the opportunity to enrich themselves.

Satan has long sought to tear down the design and plan God has laid out for the protection of man. Though God’s plan for society does not bring salvation yet it is intended to preserve man from such extents of depravity that would so harden hearts that salvation would be beyond man’s consideration. In these last days of the last days Satan has made great strides in his goal of attacking God’s design for the preservation of man.

The family has been almost totally destroyed by immorality, materialism, loss of natural affection and destruction of the home. Though these have always been under attack, yet in these days Satan’s attacks have suddenly yielded great results. Satan has effectively torn down man’s God given defense against Satan’s program to consolidate his rule of the world.

The mystery of iniquity has been at work in the world since the fall of man but now it is coming to a climax. That climax will come with a one world government.

It seems to this writer that we now stand on the threshold of a one world government. That transition will involve wars and strife, economic chaos, societal collapse, hunger, plaques, storms, tsunamis, killing and terrorism. The present world order will collapse and a hero will arise to bring a false peace and temporary prosperity.

Paul describes that situation in 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3, “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.”

The stage has been set for this Day of the Lord to unfold, the timing is in God’s hand but we are exhorted in Luke 21:28, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

Notice that the setting for this verse is the rapture, “when these things begin to come to pass” indicates that this is referring to the rapture not the second coming. Prior to the second coming the things or signs will not just be beginning to come to pass but will all fulfilled.

This is referring to the redemption of our bodies, our soul's redemption took place at the moment we trusted Christ. "...your redemption draweth nigh.” This could only refer to the rapture because at the second coming the redemption of our bodies will have been accomplished for at least seven years. Notice the redemption of the believers body takes place at the time of the rapture. 1 John 3:2, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."

Day after day the signs of our Lord's coming are multiplying, some day, perhaps soon the trumpet will sound and the hope of all tha ages ewill be realized! Are you ready?

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