We live in truly remarkable times and as the title correctly states: The Days of Chaos.
This film is definitive, comprehensive, and absolutely on the edge of your seat in terms of importance with no needless hype or sensationalism because the subject matters themselves and their developments are indeed that all on their own. The key passages of Scripture used as the launching point for this documentary are Luke 21 and Matthew 24 and the varying symptoms and signs ticked off in both of those chapters that describe the time period leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Pinlight Productions continues to dazzle me with how fresh they can make the presentation with both cutting edge visuals and masterful sound design. It’s a total team effort on all levels so kudos to all. One would be hard pressed to find me anyone else that can compete with this crew on being able to stretch a budget to a magical degree. I don’t know how much more I can praise this entire crew than to say if I ever needed to make a film and I had the means to do so they would be my first choice.
LA Marzulli and Richard Shaw both have a special talent and gift from the Lord to be able to take a wide swath of subjects matters, including some fringy, edgy, and complicated concepts, boil them down to their basic elements, take the fluff out, dissect them all, and put them in a Biblical and honest context where the viewer can take it or leave it as it should be with a good documentary. It’s been a blessing to see how the Lord has taken the gifts and talents of both of them and brought it all together.
The Watchers series always has been a family and team production from top to bottom that comes together in a complete package. The “tender loving care” always shows even during some of the darkest segments. This isn’t about anything else but glorifying the Lord and doing what good watchmen are supposed to do: Putting a spotlight on a slew of subjects to edify and warn people as needed.
As I write this review in late 2015, it really is difficult to imagine decades more of status quo on a number of these elements highlighted given the growing developments already in play. We live in a time where we never know what we are going to see when we turn the TV on or check in on the Internet. This will only continue to ramp up across the boards as we move forward.
It’s become cliché by now but this really is the best Watchers yet. Why? It covers the issues that immediately affect everyone or will affect everyone, first and foremost, and it does it in a balanced and engaging fashion with a Biblical foundation. Topics like Nephilim, UFO deception, and those sorts of things definitely have their place in a larger context but these were not the primary focus of this documentary so it is my hope that an even larger, broader audience takes a shot at this one.
Ultimately these documentaries are about getting people to wake up, engage varying subject matters, ask tough questions, and if they don’t know Jesus Christ as their personal savior then to hopefully give them a potential avenue to get there.
It’s a tough balancing act to make a documentary from a Christian worldview that doesn’t alienate non Christians and I think this team has done the best they can with the careful balance. There is definitely something for everyone in this documentary. Jesus is all over this documentary, knocking at the door, but not kicking it down.
Watchers 9 opens up with a well done opening segment montage that touches on each subject that’s going to be covered. I will warn the squeamish now: There is a 10 second piece of footage in the opening montage that involves one of these Planned Parenthood butcher jobs and it’s disturbing. It is what it is. People need to know about it and sometimes a little bit of in your face shock value is unfortunately what it takes. I say that as someone who is not a fan of shock value and sensationalism although I do concede that there are judicious times where it has to be done. I think this is one of those times and it’s only for a few seconds. I respect the decision as to why that footage was included even though I readily admit to being squeamish myself so here is the heads up.
This nearly two-hour documentary flies by because you are drawn into it from the word go. Jade Helm, infrastructure grids, food supply, droughts and other natural phenomena, Bible prophecy and Middle East tackled from several viewpoints including a rare and welcome segment from the Native American viewpoint, the production crackles with energy and urgency.
What I have always appreciated about this series and I would argue this was the best one yet in terms of balance on this was that there was care taken to avoid nail-biting hype, paranoia, and sensationalism was taken when handling each subject.
Admittedly some of these subjects are sensational in their own right but it’s impressive when even a segment about the whole Planet X phenomenon is brought down to Earth, pardon the pun, and de-fused of all the excessive hype and insanity that’s out there. It’s the sign of a good documentary when a person can come into subject hostile or close to it and come away with an upgrade back to “healthy skeptic/jury is out/take it for what it’s worth” attitude like me coming off the Planet X discussion. This segment might even be the sleeper because a lot of people have the same view on the subject as I do and I think when they see and hear this they will appreciate that someone finally took an above boards approach to it. What little real science exists for the topic, history, and potential (key word) Biblical implications were carefully discussed with all viewpoints getting a fair mention.
The segments on infrastructure failure and deterioration of the last 60 years combined with the growing drought in the United States, especially out in California, and the alarming loss of honey bees are an example of what I mean about how this documentary is about issues that are immediate, upfront, and will affect everyone at some point or another including people outside of the United States. We have been paying taxes for decades supposedly for infrastructure and it’s never happened yet for a slew of reasons I won’t get into here. We are increasingly paying the consequences on that. It doesn’t help when natural or arguably not so natural factors kick in on top of that. There are people who are convinced or at least suspicious that some level of man-made interference and weather engineering is now at play via HAARP or some other construct to meddle with weather patterns. There may be intended and unintended consequences and finally there is the potential of a supernatural component as well. Ultimately we come back to Luke 21 and Matthew 24 and the fact that these symptoms all match up and strongly suggest we are in the “pre-Horsemen on the march” setup phase.
Richard Shaw was in two segments that featured some hefty technical concepts were brought up and they needed to be brought down to Earth and presented in a compelling fashion since they involved some time in front of a computer and a video processing walkthrough. One segment was an update on the research involving The Torah Codes. It is no small challenge to present a concept like this in a handful of minutes and explain how it operates and then bring everyone up to the latest developments but Shaw was able to to pull this off just as he has in the past on a previous Torah Codes documentaries and several conference presentations. I won’t belabor the point but even I’m satisfied that there is something noteworthy going on here that merits further, careful scrutiny and study. It’s math and probability and it all goes past coincidence. There is no Kabbalah or crazy mysticism anywhere. What is not encouraged nor fostered from the lead experts handling the Torah Codes responsibly is any attempt at trying to forecast the future. Responsible people are not doing this nor are they encouraging it. I recommend a careful study on your own time to make of it what you will. There has been a lot of nonsense in this area over the years. The Torah Codes involve strictly Genesis-Deuteronomy in the original Hebrew on a tight set of rails that I couldn’t do justice to here trying to explain it. I don’t fully understand it myself but I can definitely appreciate that I am looking at something that isn’t easily dismissed.
The other segment was a UFO update segment that involved some time where Shaw walked us through a careful video study of further dissection of some UFO ship footage that we first saw in Watchers 7, courtesy of the late Dr. Roger Leir. That ship footage is jaw dropping and undeniable at this point but the point to this segment was to further dissect what is possibly being seen near the top of it via an opening. Richard Shaw has done his best to remaster and carefully clean up the original video which was shot before the days of HD but ultimately you are the mercy of the master source. Garbage in, garbage out as they say in both the audio and video worlds. In any event, there are some suspect qualities to the top of the interior of this ship when looking closely that seem to suggest that there may be two to three “aliens” visible. Shaw takes us briefly but necessarily through the steps he has taken to analyze this video. This is a sequence that would have been dead on arrival in most situations because how compelling is it, really, to have someone sitting at a computer and walking you through Photoshop and other routines of that nature? Shaw pulls it off successfully because he has to for the sake of all the wannabe debunkers out there. He keeps the technical jargon down and the segment doesn’t over stay its welcome. Unfortunately, technical wizardry can only go so far and is still at the mercy of the quality of the source material, which was good for the mid 1990s but doesn’t hold a candle to our technology today. Because of this, it would be fair to say the close up footage of what might be “aliens” is inconclusive but I personally think there is enough there that I desperately wish more could be done with it and I am personally not satisfied with dismissing it as another “Jesus in a Taco” situation.
There was one other portion of the UFO segment which I think offers easier and more definitive takeaway. It highlighted an unfortunate, deluded man who thinks he has the ability to summon down UFOs at will and if he has “positive energy” he will summon down “good beings” and vice versa. Multiple cameras and numerous people were on hand as witnesses and they all captured this footage of a manifestation of some kind of broadly humanoid looking creature in the sky. It has not been debunked. The spiritual deception and “great deception” angles are also ramping up and moving forward along with everything else so it begs the question: If they…meaning demons…are getting this bold and brazen with these sorts of sightings… how close are we before the big one hits and especially in the context of everything else?
The segment of Bible prophecy and news that got the largest amount of focus and attention, and rightfully so, was Israel and the Middle East. Israel is the super sign and God’s timepiece. If people want to know where they are at on God’s prophetic timeclock all they have to do is look at Israel and then zoom back and look at the rest of the Middle East. The developments that have occurred out there in recent times have been staggering and show no signs of abating but rather the opposite.
As anyone who studies and operates in this realm at all knows all too well: Since everything is moving with greater speed it becomes that much more difficult to keep things current when producing any kind of media shy of daily Internet concepts. In this case, this was all extremely current and the continued strength of this media allows for in-depth analysis, study, and dissection. The burgeoning Temple Mount issue was also given a segment and rightfully so. It’s extremely telling that we are in a time where that is even being discussed let alone the growing frustration towards inevitable collision we are already seeing on this growing issue. Even a handful of years ago it was a relative non-issue. Now we have regular violence and tension over the Temple Mount and it is quickly becoming a geopolitical hot button issue in and of itself. A huge underground revival to Christianity is taking place in parts of the Middle East including under the oppressive regime of Iran. There is a segment with a powerful testimony from a Christian Iranian not to be missed.
Last but not least is the closing segment. Every Watchers documentary ends with L.A. Marzulli doing an on-screen monologue where he recaps what we’ve seen, poses challenging questions, and exhorts the viewers to continue to research for the truth. This has not changed but I did notice and personally appreciated that there was more of an upfront but careful, non-proselytizing mention of Jesus Christ and the Gospel. My admittedly biased opinion as a Christian likes the segment but I can appreciate the tough balancing act and tough deliberating and prayer that has to go into a decision on how to handle this sort of segment since the hope, intent, and prayer is that the documentary will go to as wide and diverse an audience as possible.
The companion book shares the same title as Watchers 9 DVD does, Days of Chaos. While the book does indeed touch on many of the same topics as the DVD does, it also touches on a number of other topics and goes into much more depth on all of the subject matter as the medium allows for. This book is far more than just “a written form of the DVD.” This is a meaty, nearly 300 page Biblical prophetic study and analysis in its own right and a sequel of sorts to LA’s previous book Politics, Prophecy, and the Supernatural which is still well worth everyone’s time.
The book is presented as “an end times handbook” and I readily agree with that description. Every conceivable major prophetic topic and “birth pang” symptom is given at least one detailed chapter with full breakdown, analysis, and Scriptural dissection with copious footnotes for further reading and research. The book is an enjoyable read which may sound peculiar given the serious subject matter but that goes to LA’s engaging and accessible writing.
LA’s approach to writing this book involved taking numerous blog entries of his going as far back 2008 and working his way forward to present day. From there he adds current day information and responds to himself with 20-20 hindsight and it speaks for itself just how much has happened in such a short amount of time. He also pulls in numerous other resources and the end result is nearly 300 page book that lives up to its billing. It’s incredible to see in black and white just how much change has happened in such a short amount of time.
The Days of Chaos DVD and book set clearly spell out that the birth pangs have picked up in both speed and intensity just as Jesus said they would in the season leading up to His return and it’s clear that there isn’t much time left before that happens. These materials don’t just tell, they show. Both of these are must have study materials that you need to avail yourself of as soon as you can. The best places to get them are either directly off of http://www.lamarzulli.net or at http://www.prophecywatchers.com.
Since developments are moving so quickly in the world an expansion of the Watchers concept into a TV show that can be more frequent and regular makes a lot of sense. It looks like LA and his crew are hoping to launch the project in January 2016 so as the Lord leads if you feel compelled to offer support to the project that’s the best way to do it.
Final takeaway: Come quickly, Lord Jesus!