Light for the Last Days

Signs of the Times – April 2020

Coronavirus crisis.

You don’t need me to tell you that there is a global crisis caused by the virus pandemic which is radically changing society as we know it. Little by little everything is shutting down and we don’t know if or when it will open up again. Now India has joined in, a quarter of the world’s population is in lockdown.

Optimists hope it will all be over in a couple of months. They point to the fact that China is already returning to normal and that the rest of the world will follow suit in a short time. Pessimists warn the crisis will last months, if not years, and there will be hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Boris Johnson has faced a lot of criticism for the initial strategy which was to allow people to be infected with the disease as a means of defence by creating what they termed ‘herd immunity.’ Realising the number who would die as a result, the government has now changed tack and brought in the most unprecedented laws in history, confining people to their homes and giving the police new powers of arrest backed by the army. Most people are accepting the restrictions to freedom, as warnings go out that the pandemic could kill thousands and overwhelm the NHS.

There are those who question the strategy of lockdown, pointing to the fact that more people may die as a result of the disruption caused by the measures than by the virus. The cure may be worse than the problem itself. Peter Hitchens in the Mail on Sunday (22/5/20) questioned the closedown of the country and the clampdown on freedom of movement and civil liberties. He warned of the threat to the economy and the everyday functioning of society, and its potential to lead to a police state in which our freedoms are lost.

If the lockdown lasts a long time, we may never get back to normal. Economists are saying we are facing a crash ‘bigger than the depression.’ In the US it has been said the pandemic could cost $7 trillion and cause greater unemployment than in the Great Depression. A now frightened President Trump has issued secret orders to facilitate a military takeover of the US in the event that civilian leadership is incapacitated. There are warnings that the EU may fall apart, as its weakest economies are hit (Italy and Spain), with the potential to bring down the Euro currency. Borders are going up between EU countries, ending ‘freedom of movement’ in the Schengen zone. So the two central policies of European integration are in danger, which may bring about a radical change in the way Europe is governed.

Some are saying that China deliberately created the crisis, using a virus manufactured in its bio lab in Wuhan, which is situated near the market where the virus is said to have originated. It was then used by the Communist Party to test their ability to lock down and control their own population. As it then spreads around the world, China is able to use the economic crisis which follows to cripple the economies in the west and take control of them. On the other hand The Chinese Communist Party continued its weird and sinister propaganda campaign to shift blame for the coronavirus to the United States with an editorial in the state-run Global Times that suggested a U.S. army research laboratory created the disease.

The crisis is already being used to push the world in the direction of global government. On 26 March Gordon Brown urged world leaders to create a temporary form of global government to tackle the twin medical and economic crises caused by the pandemic. The former Labour prime minister, who was at the centre of the international efforts to tackle the impact of the near-meltdown of the banks in 2008, said there was a need for a taskforce involving world leaders, health experts and the heads of the international organisations that would have executive powers to coordinate the response. This call coincides with a video conference meeting of the G20 group of developed and developing countries, chaired by Saudi Arabia. Brown said it would have been preferable to have also included the UN security council.

From America the website ‘Now the End Begins’ writes ‘We are watching the coronavirus pandemic being used to collapse the existing global system to make way for the coming New World Order. Nothing will ever again be the same. The coronavirus is real, people are actually dying, and you need to protect yourself and your loved ones the best you can. But this panic, this rush to throw trillions at the problem is absolutely manufactured. Under the guise of the coronavirus pandemic, power is being seized within the United States, and it will not be returned to the people. If the United States falls, the whole world will fall, and a new world order will emerge from the ashes.’

The concept of the New World Order ties in with Bible prophesies that in the days before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ there will be an increase of disasters leading to a time of world wide time of tribulation (Matthew 24) out of which the antichrist government of Revelation 13 will emerge. As events unfold in the coming months we will know how near we are to that time.

In Revelation 13 we read of the government of the beast or antichrist:

‘Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.  Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon (Satan) gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marvelled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.’ Revelation 13.1-9.

The identity of this one has been the subject of much speculation throughout history. The text tells us that he is a world ruler, given power by the devil in the last days of this age, who causes some kind of world dictatorship to come in and to persecute those who resist his rule, by death or imprisonment. He will make war with the saints (believers in Jesus). The height of his power will be a period of 3 ½ years (42 months here) the last half of the seven year tribulation period. At the end of this time he will lead the world into the last world war (Armageddon) at which point Jesus will return to the earth, destroy the beast and set up His Messianic kingdom bringing peace and justice to the earth in His 1000 year reign on earth. See Revelation 19-20.

We cannot say for sure where we are in the progress towards this event. Maybe this is a trial run to see what people will accept if they are made to be fearful enough. Maybe we will come through it with serious but not fatal damage. But if we do see a growing crisis which the nations are not able to solve and a man emerges to a position of world power, offers a solution to the present world crisis, and people accept this and worship him as a saviour / god, then beware, this is the man. Don’t believe him and if he says you should accept a mark on your body in order to buy and sell, don’t accept it:

‘He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.’ Revelation 13.16-18.

Here are some more relevant points from the Bible:

Jesus warned of pestilence as a sign of His coming. ‘And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.’ Luke 21.11.

The crisis has spread from China with astonishing speed. The prophecies warn of disaster going from nation to nation at the end of days.

‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Behold, disaster shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the farthest parts of the earth. And at that day the slain of the Lord shall be from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth. They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried; they shall become refuse on the ground.” Jeremiah 25.32-33.

“And in those times there was no peace to the one who went out, nor to the one who came in, but great turmoil was on all the inhabitants of the lands. So nation was destroyed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every adversity.” 2 Chronicles 15.5-6.

‘For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.’ 1 Thessalonians 5.3

 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21.25-28.

Jesus warns of ‘the distress of nations with perplexity’ before His second coming. The Greek phrase used in the Gospel for ‘with perplexity’ is aporia which means ‘no way out.’ In other words a crisis with no solution will cause people to be in a state of fear at what is coming on the earth. He said when these things begin to happen we should look up to heaven because they mean that our redemption is near, in other words His return is near, when He will take those who have saving faith to Himself.

As events unfold we will see whether we are now in the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning. In Matthew 24.7-8 Jesus gives the meaning of increased war, famine, pestilence and earthquake, saying: ‘All these are the beginning of sorrows.’ ‘Beginning of sorrows’ is the same as the concept of the ‘birth pangs’ of the ‘woman in labour’, which is also used in many Bible passages as an image relating to the end time process (for example 1 Thessalonians 5.3 quoted above). In a normal birth once the woman begins the process of labour and the birth pains start, they will continue, with increasing intensity, until the birth of the child. The labour process will not be reversed. So once this process begins in end time events, it cannot be reversed and will lead inevitably to the final event, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This time will be typified by one crisis after another, become more intense each time.

The ‘beginning of sorrows’ time will be followed by the Great Tribulation, the seven year period which leads to the physical return of Jesus Christ to the earth at Armageddon. Concerning this time Jesus said ‘For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.’ Matthew 24.21-22.

We are not yet in the Great Tribulation, but the present unfolding of world events is leading towards that final seven year period described in the Biblical books of Daniel and Revelation.

All this means we must be ready for the moment of our death or the rapture of the church when the Lord will take to Himself, those who believe the Gospel. Paul described this event saying ‘For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.’ 1 Thessalonians 4.16-17. For more on the rapture see our article in the April version of Light for the Last Days next to this page on the website.

The Hebrew Prophet Amos said ‘Prepare to meet your God.’ Amos 4.12.

In the New Testament book of Hebrews we read: It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.’ Hebrews 9.27.

To be ready to meet the Lord we must repent of our sins and believe the Gospel:

‘For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15.3-4.

The lockdown and the Book of Lamentations.

I was struck by the parallels between the Book of Lamentations and the Coronavirus crisis hitting our society. Lamentations was written by Jeremiah after the fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first Temple by the Babylonians around 586 BC. Jeremiah saw this event as a judgement of God on the nation. He had previously spent 40 years warning that it would happen, calling the people to repent of their sins, but his message was rejected by the religious and political leaders and most of the people. Therefore the judgement came (Jeremiah 7.1-20, 25.1-13, 2 Chronicles 36.15-23).

In Lamentations 1.1 he describes the desolation of Jerusalem. ‘How lonely sits the city that was full of people!’ Today we see the empty streets of great cities that were once full of people. The situation is changing day by day. Today (24 March) the newspapers report that India has joined the countries under lockdown, so now a quarter of humanity is under some kind restriction to their movements and confined to their homes. Places of entertainment, schools, universities and places of worship are closed, and most work places closed apart from those vital for health, police and food production and distribution. Police and the army are out on the streets, ordering people to return to their homes, with threats of fines or even arrest for disobeying orders.

Verse 4 ‘The roads to Zion mourn because no one comes to the set feasts. All her gates are desolate; Her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.’ We see empty roads, airports and travel facilities shut down. In the context the prophet is mourning the fact that people no longer travel on roads to Zion to worship at the Temple and keep the feasts. We now find that the way is being prevented for the Lord’s people to come to worship Him together, hear His word and have fellowship. The way is also being closed for us to go out into the world and preach the Gospel. That is a great cause of sorrow in this present crisis and I wonder if it is part of the antichrist programme to suppress Christianity in the last days.

Verses 6-7. ‘Her splendour has departed, her pleasant things are gone.’ Jerusalem has lost its wealth and the people mourn for their loss of comfort and possessions.

Around the world nations are facing the prospect of financial ruin as their wealth departs. Factories and workplaces are shutting down, trade ceasing and people losing their jobs. Our government is promising to pour money into the situation, to pay people’s wages when they are no longer working, but where is the money coming from? Since a large part of a government’s income is from taxes paid by people in work, how long can they pay people not to work? If this continues in the end it is inevitable that the financial system will collapse and the government will have to end up printing money leading to inflation and poverty.

Verse 11. ‘All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their valuables for food to restore life.’

Already we are seeing people searching for food, with supermarket shelves empty as a result of panic buying. The government says there is plenty available, shops can be restocked but If this continues for a long time, no doubt the time will come when food stocks dwindle. Also if we are all forced to stay in our homes one wonders how effective the proposed distribution of food to the needy will be. Right around the world there are also natural disasters meaning shortages of food will be a growing feature of our time, something which the Bible prophesies for the last days:

And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24.7-8.

When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” Revelation 6.5-6.

A denarius equals a day’s wages in the Roman Empire, so this means all you will get for a day’s wages (say about £50) is a very small amount of food.

Verse 8. ‘Jerusalem sinned greatly.’ In both the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations there is a clear connection between the disaster that has happened to Jerusalem and the sin of the nation. Jeremiah 25.4-11 specifies their sins as worship of other gods, walking in their evil ways and refusing to repent. As a result God handed them over to Babylon for judgement.

All over the world we see nations living in gross rebellion against the true God. China has upped its persecution of Christians in its anti God Communist state. In October 2019, two months before the virus broke out, Xu Xiaohong a Chinese official who regulates the state-sanctioned Christian churches in China vowed to eliminate Christianity in China. Western society in Europe and America has been overtaken by religious confusion. Not just the state, but much of the professing church has embraced the multi-faith deception, rejecting the true God and abandoning the Gospel message that that salvation is through faith in Christ alone. We have the media, entertainment, educational system promoting sexual immorality and perversion, and widespread occultism, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and acceptance of the antichrist spirit. Iran is another country much afflicted with the virus, where the Islamic regime has imposed a vicious form of Islam on the people, spread violence and terror around the Middle East, hated Israel and sought her destruction and persecuted the growing number of Christians in the land. As these nations sin greatly against the Lord, His judgement is coming upon them.

Lamentations 3.22-58. Hope in the midst of all the doom and gloom. This passage gives great hope to the prophet and to all who turn to the Lord. ‘Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.’

We hope in the Lord’s great mercy and His love revealed in our Lord Jesus who has brought us eternal salvation which nothing can separate us from, no matter what troubles we may go through (Romans 8.31-39). God is faithful to His word and to His people and calls us to hope and pray as we wait for the glorious coming of our Lord Jesus who has redeemed us by His blood.

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Titus 2.11-15

Lamentations 3.40 says ‘Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord.’

As we see the signs of the Lord’s coming getting nearer so we need to live in a continual state of repentance and faith in Jesus.

And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him. Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1 John 2.28-3.3

Lamentations 3.55-8 says: ‘I called on Your name, O Lord, from the lowest pit. You have heard my voice … O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul; You have redeemed my life.’ God is there to answer us when we call upon Him, He is a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46.1). ‘So we may boldly say ‘The Lord is my helper I will not fear. What can man do to me?’ Hebrews 13.6.

The Lord has redeemed us from the hand of the enemy through His blood shed for us on the cross. Therefore if we trust in Christ we are no longer under the dominion of the power of the enemy but children of the living God:

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2.1-10.

Whatever our physical circumstances, those who accept salvation in Jesus are now seated with Christ in heavenly places, far above all principalities and powers of evil. He is with us always even to the end of the age. Our final destination is to be with Him for eternity in Heaven.

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21.1-8.

It is vital that we make our decision to follow Jesus now so we can be sure of our place in heaven and be saved from hell. If you want to accept Jesus as your Saviour pray this prayer and mean it!

Dear Heavenly Father, I admit that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus the Messiah died in my place, shedding His blood to pay for my sins, and that He rose again from the dead to give me eternal life. I am willing right now to turn from my sin and accept Jesus the Messiah as my personal Saviour and Lord. I commit my life to you and ask you to send the Holy Spirit into my life, to fill me and to take control and to help me become the kind of person you want me to be.

Thank you Father for loving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

A step to global government?

Some are speculating that the situation is being used to test how the world responds and to prepare the way for a global authority to control such crises. Prophecy News Watch had an article ‘Globalists Look To Exploit Coronavirus In Push For Global Government’, written from an American point of view, but relevant to us here in Europe. Here are some excerpts from it:

‘Globalism has led to inter-dependent economies in which nation states have been forced to rely on production centres on the other side of the world for a vast majority of our goods. When China shuts down, the US economy loses almost 20% of its supply chain. Cut off the supply chain in Asia and retailers lose a vast array of goods to sell. The US economy eventually shuts down also, even if the virus never spreads here. Our economic system is so globalised that the fall of the Chinese dominoes will eventually knock down our own dominoes.

But when this disaster occurs and numerous national economies suffer from enforced globalist integration, guess what will happen next? The globalists will ride to our “rescue” with even greater centralisation. This was their agenda all along.

Many people in the liberty movement are now aware of the Event 201 simulation, a war game run by globalists in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum on a “theoretical” coronavirus pandemic that kills 65 million people. This simulation took place only a couple of months before the real thing exploded in China in December. The solution that was presented at the end of Event 201 was the creation of a centralised global financial body that would manage the international response to the outbreak.’

The article then says what it thinks is going to happen next:

‘Best case scenario is that the Western world is mostly unscathed by the virus itself but the economic supply chain suffers major setbacks. The global economy, which was already crashing over the past year due to historic levels of corporate and consumer debt, not to mention faltering exports and freight, is finally tipped over the edge.

The massive financial Bubble, fuelled by a decade of inflationary central bank stimulus, implodes. Governments respond with totalitarian measures in the name of “protecting the public”. Globalist institutions like the IMF step in and suggest that frail national monetary systems come under the management of their Special Drawing Rights basket in order to mitigate the debt crisis. Essentially, this is the first step to global governance.

Worst case scenario, the virus spreads throughout the US and Europe and governments respond the same way China’s government has; martial law and shutting down society. The establishment then suggests that paper money be removed from the system because it is a viral spreader. China is already pushing this solution now. Magically, we find ourselves in a cashless society in a matter of a year or two; which is what the globalists have been demanding for years. Everything goes digital, and thus even local economies become completely centralised as private trade dies.

End cash to keep healthy.

Following reports that Beijing had “quarantined” dirty cash, the World Health Organisation warned that the virus could survive on banknotes, potentially spreading Covid-19 within communities, and across the world. To reduce the risk of being infected by money, the NGO advised citizens in countries struggling with outbreaks to favour digital payments when possible, the Daily Telegraph reported.

That the WHO is telling the public to avoid cash is hardly a surprise: research has found that coronaviruses have been found to live on surfaces for as long as 9 days. During the statement, a WHO spokesman referenced a Bank of England study claiming that banknotes “can carry bacteria or viruses” and urged people to wash their hands. Other studies have shown that 90% of US $1 bills had bacteria present, and one Swiss study found that viruses had survive on the faces of Swiss francs for days. The People’s Bank of China last month started disinfecting currency deposited at Chinese banks using ultraviolet light, before quarantining the bills for a week before releasing them back into circulation.

Europeans, should be increasingly careful as the virus spreads across Europe, the WHO warned, via the Telegraph: “We know that money changes hands frequently and can pick up all sorts of bacteria and viruses,” a spokesman told the Telegraph. “We would advise people to wash their hands after handling banknotes, and avoid touching their face. When possible, it would also be advisable to use contactless payments to reduce the risk of transmission.”

Of course, that one of the world’s major NGOs is seizing the opportunity to proclaim the virtues of ‘paperless’ money is hardly a surprise: the globalist push toward a ‘cashless society’ has been underway for years now, having had its biggest successes in Scandinavia. Sweden has gone virtually “cashless”, and in such a short time, they’ve already confronted the many drawbacks of relying exclusively on digital money.

As we noted previously, here is what happens next: The virus spreads throughout the US and Europe and governments respond the same way China’s government has; martial law and full blown concentration camp culture. The establishment then suggests that paper money be removed from the system because it is a viral spreader. China is already pushing this solution now. Magically, we find ourselves in a cashless society in a matter of a year or two; which is what the globalists have been demanding for years. Everything goes digital, and thus even local economies become completely centralized as private trade dies.

A viral outbreak is a significant danger to us all, but an even greater threat is the supposed cure. Trading our economic and social freedom in the name of stopping the coronavirus?  No matter how deadly the bug, it’s just not worth it.

Originally published at Activist Post .

Implantable digital ID vaccination system in development.

An article on Tropical Thunder website, says Microsoft is spearheading an initiative called “ID2020,” a programme aimed at giving every human on the planet a digital ID, like a fingerprint, in order to keep everyone connected.

‘The ID2020 Alliance is an initiative set up by Bill Gates and aimed at “getting Digital IDs right” in order to make it accessible to everyone. The idea behind some of ID2020’s more controversial technologies is a digital ID that can be implanted into someone in chip form. Ostensibly, this is to help homeless people or people in developing countries by giving them access to blockchain-powered identification. The practice would have people receiving free vaccinations through the Bill Gates foundation if they have an ID chip implant. In turn, these implants would carry encrypted, blockchain-backed data that allow for easy access to services you can’t normally get without an ID. It could also help social workers and researchers keep up with who is up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Some people are concerned that Bill Gates, one of the richest people on the planet, is working with a private Alliance of companies to create a digital ID standard. Between the power he wields financially through Microsoft and politically via his charitable organisation, it is a bit unnerving to think of him microchipping every citizen.’

The idea of microchipping every citizen on earth should send shivers down the spine of any person who knows the Bible and the prophecy of Revelation 13: ‘He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.’ (Revelation 13.16-18).

The fact that this is connected with vaccinations and the Bill Gates foundation gives us another possible angle on the coronavirus story in this magazine. Could it be that they will propose an answer to the global spread of the virus which is a worldwide plan to vaccinate everybody on earth and give them some kind of microchip to monitor who is vaccinated?

Global Food Production At Risk After Convergence Of Disasters

Global food production is being hit from seemingly every side. Thanks to absolutely crazy weather patterns, giant locust armies in Africa and the Middle East, and an unprecedented outbreak of African Swine Fever in China, a lot less food is being produced around the world than originally anticipated. Even during the best of years we really struggle to feed everyone on the planet, and so a lot of people are wondering what is going to happen as global food supplies become tighter and tighter.

In Australia, conditions have been extremely hot and dry, and that helped to fuel the horrific wildfires that we recently witnessed. Everyone knew that agricultural production in Australia was going to be disappointing this year, but it turns out that it is actually going to be the worst ever recorded. Australia’s hottest and driest year on record has slashed crop production, with summer output expected to fall to the lowest levels on record. But thanks to relentless crop failures, Australia has started to import wheat, and that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. So instead of helping to feed the rest of the world, Australia is now relying on the rest of us to help feed them.

Right now, billions upon billions of locusts are voraciously devouring farms in eastern Africa and the Middle East. When they descend on a farm, all the crops can be consumed literally within 30 seconds. It is a nightmare of epic proportions, and UN officials are telling us that this crisis is only going to get worse over the next couple of months. Overall, these locusts are affecting nations “with a combined population of nearly 2 billion”, and the amount of food that these locusts are destroying is unprecedented.

Meanwhile, China has been dealing with the worst outbreak of African Swine Fever in history. African Swine Fever does not affect humans, but it sweeps through herds of pigs like wildfire.  There is no vaccine, there is no cure, and once African Swine Fever starts infecting pigs in a certain area the only thing that can be done is to kill the rest of the pigs to keep it from spreading anywhere else. Unfortunately, China has not been able to get this outbreak under control, and the losses have been staggering. According to the New York Times, the number of pigs that have been wiped out in China already is equivalent to “nearly one-quarter of all the world’s pigs”.

Never before in the modern era have we seen so many major threats to global food production emerge simultaneously.

There are more than 7 billion people living on our planet today, and we need to be able to grow enough food to feed everyone. If we aren’t able to do that, food prices will start to get really high, and people in the poorest areas simply will not have enough food to feed their families.

Originally published at Economic Collapse Blog


Tony Pearce