Light for the Last Days

Signs of the times – July 2018

Battle for Brexit.

The Brexit process has faced enormous strain as the unelected House of Lords and Tory rebels, extracted concessions from the government, giving parliament the final say in the Brexit agreement with the EU.   Pro EU groups like Britain First, backed by billionaire globalist financier George Soros, have used their powers over the media and Parliament to mobilise a plan to scupper Brexit altogether or, if this is not possible, to leave us with ‘BRINO’ (Brexit in name only).  

Now that Mrs May has published her white paper on Brexit, those who feared a sell out to the EU in which Britain remains tied to Brussels have had their fears confirmed.  The deal has been described by Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg as turning Britain into a kind of vassal state of the EU which has to obey its dictates, but would have no representation within it to put our point of view. It has caused a great split in the government with David Davies and Boris Johnson resigning and the Conservative Party bitterly divided.  The country faces a perilous time in which the government could fall and be replaced by the Marxist leaning Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.

It was never going to be easy to extract ourselves from the EU, given that it is part of a global strategy for world government.  Steven MacMillan, an analyst and editor of ‘The Analyst Report’ has written: ‘The EU has always been a key part of the grander strategy by the global elite to destroy national sovereignty and bring in a world government, through eventually amalgamating the EU with other trading blocs.’

That process has had several spanners thrown into its works, not just from Brexit, but also from Russia’s conflict with the EU over Ukraine and Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policy, which has scuppered several parts of the globalist agenda.   Critics have accused President Trump of ‘destroying the New World Order’. He has blocked the transatlantic and transpacific trade deals (TTIP and TPP) which were a part of the globalisation process, put up tariffs and is closing down the border with Mexico to prevent refugees coming into America.  In so undoing he is undermining the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) which was a first step towards a kind of EU set up in North America. He has taken America out of the Paris Climate Change Treaty and the Iran nuclear deal.

The crisis over globalisation came to a head at the G7 talks, when leaders of the industrialised nations confronted President Trump over his policies.  According to a report in Bloomberg, ‘Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U.S. President Donald Trump dismantles the post-World War II order.  With Trump’s unpredictable leadership and the U.S. turn toward isolationism, Merkel said that the European Union needs to hone its response to a raft of issues in an environment in which global institutions need to be “newly proven.”  The 28-member bloc managed to grapple with a financial meltdown and the biggest influx of refugees since World War II only with “great effort,” Merkel said. “But we don’t have a sufficient foundation to confront crises of the future,” she added, underscoring her push for reforms.  To give the region more political heft, she called for joint action on security and migration, saying the bloc should “Europeanise” its presence on the United Nations Security Council. A rotating group of about 10 member states could work with veto-power replacing France with the European Commission in order to “speak with one European voice” on the global stage, the chancellor said.’

Whether or not this happens remains to be seen, especially as Angela Merkel has her own problems at home, with fractures in her coalition over immigration controls.  These have the potential to remove her from power and to undo the EU’s prized Schengen Agreement, a vital building block of the borderless ‘United States of Europe.’ Already actions by Italy, Austria and Hungary threaten the viability of this process, because of the immigration issue.  The new Eurosceptic Italian government has also raised the possibility of Italy withdrawing from the Euro currency, a move which could lead to the collapse of the currency. Economists are talking about a coming collapse of the Italian economy, possibly in the autumn, which could bring about a greater worldwide economic crisis than the crash of 2008.

Students of prophecy may note with interest Angela Merkel’s mention of ‘10 member states … speaking with one European voice’, in reference to the verses in Revelation 17.12-13 where the ‘ten horns’ give power and authority to the beast.   If we are right that the EU is the Revived Roman Empire of prophecy, as indicated in Daniel 2, 7 and Revelation 17, we should expect that it will not collapse entirely. However it may go through a period of crises, which will lead to its reformation with an inner core of ten nations out of which the antichrist will emerge.  

The earth has wobbled.

The elders of the Inuit people (Eskimos) who live in the Arctic regions of North America have reported to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) that the earth has ‘wobbled’ or shifted on its axis and that the ‘sky has changed.’  They declare that the sun rises at a different position now, not where it used to previously, and that the position of the stars from their point of view has changed slightly.

Living in such a precarious region, generations of Inuit have developed ways of accurately observing the seasonal changes in the rising and setting of the sun and the position of the stars in the night sky.   This has become vital to their survival. They have concluded that in recent years the earth has tilted slightly on its axis, causing the sunlight to strike the Earth from a greater angle. They say this change accounts for their longer daylight as well as changes in the wind direction and temperature.

NASA has agreed with their conclusion on the shift in the earth’s axis, but said that this has been caused by climate change.  The Inuit have come to a different conclusion, that the tilt itself is causing climate change and is something humans have no control over.  

Whoever is right about the causes of the changes taking place, there are strange things happening to the environment in the Arctic region.  The permafrost of the tundra is melting, causing the foundations of buildings to crack, roads to sink and the ground to erode.  In Siberia there are places where the ground has started bubbling and become squishy under the locals’ feet like jelly.  Giant bubbles are appearing, then exploding, creating sinkholes and releasing methane into the atmosphere.  The methane increases the local temperature, causing the process to accelerate.  One study estimates that by 2100, up to 205 billion tonnes of carbon emissions will be released by permafrost if this trend continues. 

At the same time we are seeing an increase in seismic activity, volcanoes and earthquakes.    Rivers of lava have been pouring out of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii for weeks, and an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck near the volcano, followed by 500 smaller earthquakes around the island, an all time record for seismic activity.  A massive eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia shot volcanic ash 38,000 feet into the air, and rivers of lava have poured out of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano, killing at least 62 people and injuring thousands.  A strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude in Osaka, Japan on June 18th has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200.   Two more ‘yellow alerts’ have been issued for potential volcanic eruptions, for Mexico’s Mt. Popocatepetl and Alaska’s Great Sitkin volcano.   The monitoring systems at Popocatépetl volcano registered 30 exhalations with emissions of steam and gas. At night was possible to observed incandescence that increase with some exhalations.  Close to Mexico City with its mammoth population, there are about 25 million people that live in the immediate vicinity of Popocatepetl.

On the climate front. Iran’s meteorological organisation says that nearly 96% of Iran suffers from some level of drought.  Iran’s Environmental Minister had warned that “50 million Iranians could be forced out of their homes due to environmental damage.”   India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage. A government sponsored report warns that 21 cities are likely to run out of groundwater by 2020.  This would also threaten food security as 80% of water is used in agriculture. Nearly a third of the continental United States was in drought as of April 2018, more than three times the coverage of a year ago.  Adding to America’s water insecurity is a decades long decline in groundwater resources, which supply half of the nation’s residents and nearly all of its rural population, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  

In the book of Isaiah we have a prophecy of a time of great shaking coming on the earth.  Some kind of shift in the earth’s axis appears to be a contributor to this situation: ‘Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and makes it waste, distorts its surface and scatters abroad its inhabitants. ….  The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.  Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left. …. For the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken. The earth is violently broken, the earth is split open, the earth is shaken exceedingly, the earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall totter like a hut.’  Isaiah 24.18-20.

Fish dying in the sea (Revelation 8.9)

Across 10,000 miles of North Pacific ocean fishermen from Japan and the USA are reporting a cataclysmic collapse of Pacific Salmon. The fish are tragically starving at sea as the plankton pastures have disappeared turning the ocean into clear blue lifeless deserts.  It’s not just Pacific salmon that are dying in the North Pacific, all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying in stunning numbers. Environmentalists are blaming pollution from the Fukushima nuclear power station for the collapse.

Thousands of Pacific herring fish have mysteriously washed up dead along the coast of the Piltun Bay in northeastern Sakhalin, Russia.  Sakhalin Environment Watch conducted measurements along a 30 km stretch of coast, starting at the mouth of the River Kadylaniy — the pipeline outlet of Project Sakhalin-I, used for oil and gas production, run by Exxon — to the lake Krivun. The group found dead herring of all sizes and ages at 28 different points.  The environmental group also reported that it’s possible the entire population of herring in the area of Piltun Bay has been wiped out.

Big Brother watching you?

Here are four separate reports which put together give a picture of the potential for the ‘Big Brother’ state to survey the population.

  1.  Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using WiFi and artificial intelligence (AI) to “see through walls.”  A team from the university’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, led by Professor Dina Katabi, has found a way to sense a person’s location, even while in another room, by utilising wireless signals in their environment. While the system may not technically be seeing through walls, Mingmin Zhao, a PHD student and lead author on the RF-Pose research paper, notes the project’s vast potential.  “By using this combination of visual data and AI to see through walls, we can enable better scene understanding and smarter environments to live safer, more productive lives,” Zhao said. Eventually this technology may make it possible to use a drone to map out the inside of an entire building in 20 to 30 seconds, according to another report.
  1.  The U.S. intelligence community wants to unlock more efficient ways to store the trove of data humans generate every day, and it believes our DNA could hold the key.  The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity last month issued an announcement seeking research teams for the agency’s Molecular Information Storage program, which aims to create a system for storing vast quantities of data on sequence-controlled polymers, like human DNA.  Using biometric techniques which measure and analyse people’s unique physical and behavioural characteristics this system is already giving the authorities the ability to control and identify individuals who are under surveillance.  
  2.  Cameras with biometric technology can be fitted to drones and used to pick out a wanted person from a crowd.  The “Eye in the Sky” system is being developed by Cambridge University, according to a new report at CNET, for which designers will use Parrot drones to identify “violent poses” in crowds. The system will be powered by biometric recognition and artificial intelligence.  Although this system is in early development, the stage has been set for quick adoption of new drone surveillance technologies as they become available. Police in the USA have access to drones and footage from those flying cameras will be automatically analysed by AI systems not disclosed to the public.
  3.  EarthNow, a company backed by multi billionaire Bill Gates, is aiming to put a network of satellites into space which can see into every corner of the earth and provide live video of what is happening in any place at any time.   

Put all this together and you have the possibility of a society where ‘Big Brother is watching you’, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, as in George Orwell’s book ‘1984.’  It could also give tools to the antichrist in setting up the world government of Revelation 13.

Church removes terms husband and wife.

The American Episcopal Church, headed by Bishop Michael Curry, who gave the sermon at the royal wedding, has continued its process of radical liberalisation.  It has altered the standardised version of the marriage vows to remove any use of the terms “husband” and “wife” so as not to offend same-sex couples they marry.  Many references to procreation will also be removed in an effort to appease homosexual couples whose unions cannot produce children. Since the change is being adopted as a church-wide policy, its effect won’t be restricted only to the same-sex couples that are married by the Episcopal Church, but will, instead, extend to all new couples.

The response to this move away from Biblical teachings and towards radical inclusiveness was met with a sharp response from the Church of England in October when the Secretary General William Nye wrote to the American church, asking them to re-evaluate their position or risk the Church of England cutting ties with the American church.  Now the church, in its efforts to appease gender activists, risks a further schism if it goes ahead with this proposed change to the wording in the Book of Common Prayer.

Yet the Church of England is far from united in support of Biblical theology either, as 30 of the 483 members of the Anglican Church’s synod, including the Bishop of Buckingham, have declared themselves in support of the pro-homosexual changes in the Episcopal Church’s common prayer.  The opinions of these church officials are now in opposition to the Anglican Church’s official position, and in line with the Anglican LGBT advocacy group known as One Body One Faith.

One Body One Faith went so far as to write an open letter to Secretary Nye. In their letter, they condemn Nye for his traditional stance on Biblical teachings and call the pro-homosexuality policies of the American church “courageous, just and Christ-like.”   It refers to the Church of England’s support for traditional views on sexuality a “refusal to listen” and the “single biggest missional disaster of our generation,” and even goes so far as to refer to the Anglican church leadership as a “group of Christians who profess the love of Christ but seem incapable of recognising it in the loving, committed, relationships of two people.”

The Church of England has now launched a diversity drive that is specifically encouraging gay, lesbian and transgender people to take “roles of leadership and service in the local church”.  This move is being greatly applauded by the LGBT community and is being very strongly criticised by conservatives.  At one time such action by the Church of England would have been unthinkable, but today this news is hardly being noticed. 

One of the biggest reasons for this new “guidance” is the fact that young people are not embracing the church.  It is apparently hoped that this new diversity drive will encourage young people to get involved.  The guidance, titled “welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people”, warns that the church’s reputation as being unwelcoming towards gay and transgender people is stopping young people attending.

All of this shows how far members of the Church of England and the US Episcopal Church have shifted their stance on homosexuality from that of the Bible and Christian tradition to embracing a secular agenda of moral relativism.  With the rewriting of the church-wide marriage vows, this accommodation will be felt not just by LGBT members of the church, but by all who will now be reminded that references to wives, husbands and procreation are considered too Godly and too Biblical for the postmodern Episcopalian Church to tolerate.

And one can only wonder at the depths of deception that are operating in the high places of the Church of England, when they imagine that having a transgender priest is going to encourage people to come to church and believe the Christian message.

Study casts doubt on evolution.

A surprising new study is casting serious doubt on the popular theory that modern animals are the result of millions of years of evolution. After looking at the mitochondrial DNA of thousands of animal species, including humans, researchers reached the stunning conclusion that nearly every species dates back just 100,000 to 200,000 years.  

The study was carried out by the University of Basel’s David S. Thaler and The Rockefeller University’s Mark Young Stoeckle. According to the conventional narrative of evolution involving adaption based on genetic mutations and survival of the fittest, one would expect older species and those with big populations spread across the planet to have greater genetic variation. However, the researchers actually found that 90 percent of the animal species have mitochondrial DNA variation that is similarly low.

The scientists were taken aback by the finding. Thaler said: “This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could.” After all, the common notion that the evolution of species on our planet has been a progressive and slow process is rarely challenged by scientific studies.

After analysing these barcodes across 100,000 species, they discovered strong evidence that almost all animals emerged right around the time humans did. This was because there was no variation in the “neutral” mutations, or slight DNA changes across generations that don’t impact an individual’s odds of survival. The similarity of these neutral mutations to one another can be likened to the rings in a tree in terms of their ability to indicate a species’ approximate age.

Tony Pearce

Tony Pearce

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