At your leisure read Romans 1 with emphasis starting on verse 24 to the end of the chapter.
Let’s take a look at several recent stories:
BIG BROTHER TECH:
MIT researchers used Wi-Fi to recognize people through walls It can also distinguish you from other people
Nothing wrong with the technology. It’s all about how it’s used. What’s still classified? Happy thoughts.
Businesses sweeping away gender specific toys
Transgender Rights and Public Bathrooms
How do you determine a transgender bathroom? Is this even for real? Unfortunately, yes it is.
How did society function for however many thousands of years just fine and all of a sudden in the last few years we can’t figure out if we are men or women?!
How and why did all this happen so fast? <- Talk about a loaded question! Think and pray on that. Ponder it very seriously.
When I was a young child I used to play with both my own toys and some of my sister’s all the time. I can assure you I never had a second thought or doubt whether or not I was a boy. I can assure you I find woman very attractive, always have, and always will.
My sister liked my Transformers. She never had a thought for a second that she was a boy like me. She finds men very attractive, always has, and always will.
All of a sudden now if this happens your kid is a transsexual or more and we have it all figured out when they are 3 years old! Right. Unbelievable.
When do people finally just snap from all the insanity? Where is the outrage and blowback? What does it take? I continue to be increasingly, morbidly fascinated with just how much garbage people are willing to put up with.
Becoming a hermit becomes more attractive with each passing day.
^^ Cuts to the chase. When you get frustrated enough things get blunt.
We have lost our minds. 2+2=5.
Romans 1 is a checklist that’s fully filled out. 1 Timothy 4. We’re there. 2 Timothy 3. Checklist filled out. It’s not a pretty picture. It’s certainly nothing you can build any kind of real future off of.
This isn’t Nineveh in Jonah. This is Nineveh in Nahum over the edge.
There isn’t a glimmer of repentance anywhere in the culture. We’re done and it isn’t just the United States. It’s the entire planet.
MIDDLE EAST AND ISRAEL:
This isn’t Bible prophecy but I continue to take note how these Messianic expectations have exploded out there in very recent times. Take it for whatever it may be worth.
Turkey takes over opposition TV stations ahead of elections
Elections probably with ” “.
Watch Turkey closely. If you are a premillennial leaning Christian then you know Turkey is a player and somehow needs to end up on the same side as the rest of the Ezekiel 38 alliance players who are already in their right places now. Erdogan has been going increasingly militant and less “Western leaning” but it remains to be seen if he stays or something Arab Spring like happens in Turkey to finish it.
The Bible gives us a fairly decent amount of the “what” of events but it doesn’t give us a lot of the “how” of events as in: How do we get from point A to point B so this is why we watch these things.
My personal opinion is that Turkey ultimately leaves NATO and shifts more hard Islamic and lines up with Syria, Iran (and Russia.)
The fact that this is such a hot button issue now speaks volumes to me. A few years ago no one cared. This isn’t in 20-50 years my friends. It’s now.
Israel, Jordan Agree to Install Surveillance Cameras on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount
I am not going to read into anything too much but I find this concept revealing on several levels.
This specific development immediately brought two events in Bible prophecy yet to happen immediately to my mind: Revelation 11 describes the events involving the Two Witnesses that whole world sees nonstop right on through to their deaths and resurrections. Take one guess where a lot of their activity will be if not all of it. They will be fixtures on the Temple Mount. If they showed up today we could start watching them just like that passage describes.
The same goes for Daniel 9 and Matthew 24 which describe how the AntiChrist will commit an Abomination of Desolation in the Temple. This Temple does not exist yet but it’s about to which is why this fervor about the Temple is important for us to watch. This on site camera development also applies potentially to these events. We now have a direct potential concept being established right now where people can watch the Temple Mount whenever they want, wherever they want, with little to no effort.
I’m not saying “this is it!” I am simply saying we now have a direct, literal method that would be effective enough today and now to achieve maximum fulfillment.
USA FOREIGN POLICY:
Here is the continued haphazard and chaotic United States foreign policy. Back to sucking up to Iran even though they said publically a few ago they were done dealing with us. They have already violated this so-called deal we made, too. No biggie, though. How many red lines was that again?
Everyone knows we stand for nothing now and our word means nothing. It’s open season. The Russians certainly know it and that’s part of why they finally charged into the Middle East with abandon.
Like them or lump them: Russia has been getting a lot accomplished since they rolled in. They are large and in charge. They aren’t just attacking ISIS, either. With that in mind:
So the USA is going to send ground troops back into Iraq…surprise! You knew it wasn’t over and it’s never going to be… and Syria. Look over my previous blog entries and look at that Damascus footage. 300,000 dead and a capital city teetering on the edge of destruction like that with no end in sight? Except the end is near for that place: Isaiah 17.
What’s bizarre about this is that the Russians have clearly been going against supposed USA interests with some of their attacks so this is a potential proxy war between the United States and Russia. How did that work out for everyone the last time we all danced to that tune for several decades? Everyone is talking out of both sides of their mouths and their actions are saying something else. It cannot end well.
Meanwhile we pulled out of the Persian Gulf and turn around and do this: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/27/asia/us-china-south-china-sea/index.html
Are we going to play chicken with the Chinese in their own back yard? For what? It makes us much sense as us interfering in Russia’s backyard with the Ukraine. That’s not our business.
All the Chinese they have to do is stick out their hand out and say “pay up, suckers” and down we go. They own a big chunk of our debt. Cut off the exports to Wal-Mart for a month or two and watch what happens to The Great Consumer. A shot never has to be fired.
Being in proxy wars with Russia and China are fruitless and profitless ventures by even the most forgiving of standards. There is no upside here.
It’s no wonder people are impressed with Putin and the Russians. At least with them what you see is what you get, it’s coherent, it’s logical, and it makes sense. If Putin tells you he’s going to do something, he does it. People may not like a lot of it but there is something to be said for the rest of that.
USA foreign policy makes zero sense to me.
In Ezekiel 38 that huge alliance moves in against Israel and this verse always make me chuckle:
13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
…and nothing happens. They whine and wring their wrists from the sidelines and that’s the last we see or hear from them. If that isn’t the West right now I don’t know what is.
All of these things together really tell me that Satan knows his time is running short. Why else have we seen such an obvious ramp up in all of these things and more in just a few years? We turned some kind of corner recently. The speed at which things are moving now have an outright sense of urgency to them like someone is trying to beat the clock. Luke 21, Mark 13, Matthew 24 birth pangs increasing in intensity and frequency across the boards is my call.
“The only way out of this mess is up!” – L.A. Marzulli