Riots in US. Anti-racism or anti-God?
After the death of African American George Floyd in a police arrest, the United States experienced daily protests about police violence and racism, many of which ended up with violence, looting and burning of property. These caused more deaths and millions of dollars’ worth of damage. The protests have now spread across to Europe.
President Trump gave a speech promising to restore law and order and to send in the National Guard if necessary. He commented ‘The destruction of innocent life and the spilling of innocent blood is an offence against humanity and a crime against God.’ He then went over to St John’s Church which had been burned in the riots a few days earlier and held up a copy of the Bible, making a statement that God is the answer.
This sent the opposition into a fury with hostile comments in the media and from clergy. Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Washington Post columnist, denounced Trump’s photo-op at St. John’s Church as an act of blasphemy and sacrilege. Diana Butler, a religion scholar and writer, said ‘As a person of faith, I utterly disavow this use of God as a racist prop.’
On the other hand Pastor Robert Jeffress of Pathway to Victory TV ministry said ‘Thank God for a President like Donald Trump who is intent on protecting our great country from anarchists who are trying to destroy it. As the Bible says, ‘Sin is lawlessness’ (1 John 3:4).
This division of opinion highlights the polarisation of American Society, including its Christians. The left condemned Trump as a racist bringing in a fascist America, while the right blamed left wing agitators for stoking the flames of violence and division in the country and wanting to bring in a communist America.
The media has done much to stoke the flames with the incendiary accusation of racism on an incident which was basically a piece of bad policing, whipping up already anxious populations into a frenzy. Black lives matter, as do all lives, and black people have legitimate grievances about historical injustices of slavery and discrimination, as well as present problems of poverty, policing and a lack of respect. However violent protests do nothing to help black communities and actually increase feelings of fear and racial hostility, which are harmful to all people. This means more lives, that also matter, are lost to senseless violence. Economists are predicting a death blow to small businesses that suffered attacks in the riots and were already under unprecedented financial strain. Many of these were owned or staffed by members of the black community, whose neighbourhoods will now feel the effect of urban decline and flight for years to come.
Of course this is not a concern of the ‘anti-racists’ who use this issue as a cover for pushing their violent revolutionary agenda, using the Black Lives Matter campaign to further their agenda of overthrowing Capitalism. Far left agitators from Antifa claim to be fighting fascism (Antifa means anti-fascist) but their methods are similar to thos of fascists. Dr Andy Woods said in a YouTube talk, ‘Riots, Revolution and Civil Unrest’ ‘Floyd’s death has become a convenient tool to fundamentally transform one of the last obstacles standing in the way of the coming new world order which is an independent, free and prosperous USA.’
Former FBI deputy counterterror director Terry Turchie said on Fox News that these riots are not unlike those inspired by the extreme leftist Weather Underground Organisation (WUO), which claimed that one of its intentions was to “attack and dethrone God.” The WUO was a militant organisation from the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s which was opposed to the Vietnam War and identified with black power, and was designated as a domestic terrorist group by the FBI. “They had a major goal, and that goal was to form a communist revolution,” Turchie said.
“This is over 50 years ago,” Turchie said. “Racism, systemic racism, police brutality, systemic police brutality: These were the things they were saying then. They knew that these were nothing more than the kerosene you throw on the fire, but they knew they work. Police racism then and police racism now is a phony issue,” he concluded. “It has always been a phony issue. It is the issue that communist societies use to literally tear apart Americans and to be divisive.”
Turchie’s point about attacking and dethroning God received a massive backlash online. Many supporters of the protests joked that they surely intend to do just that: ‘attack and dethrone God’.
America’s enemies around the world are hailing this as the beginning of the end of American supremacy. They deeply resent the way America became the world’s number one super power after the collapse of the Soviet Union and communism in Eastern Europe. An article in the Jerusalem Post (June 2nd) says ‘Iran, Russia, China, Turkey celebrate ‘collapse’ of US’: ‘These authoritarian regimes are gloating over the chaos unfolding in the United States. Iran’s media pushed stories that highlighted the ‘collapse,’ while quoting Russian sources portraying that the US is flailing about as its world order comes crashing down.’
These countries may be right about America’s decline, but they can hardly point the finger over human rights. In China there are thousands of people in concentration camps, brutally treated by police and guards with the approval of the regime and no redress to those committing these crimes. In Russia those who protest Putin’s corrupt regime generally end up dead, in jail or ‘disappeared’. Likewise in Turkey and Iran. No one in America or Europe organises protests about the massive human rights abuses in these countries.
One last point. The USA has more scholars of end time prophecy than anywhere else in the world. Many of them have noticed a singular absence of their own country in the prophetic line up for the last days. No power resembling America appears to line up with the US in the last days tribulation period. There is reference to the kings of the north (Russia), east (China), south (Egypt?) and to the revived Roman Empire, most likely in Europe, but not to the far west / America.
Could it be that the US is now in a state of permanent decline, to be hit by yet more disasters? If so how will it affect Israel, its own Jewish community and the Christians? The US has been Israel’s main ally with President Trump particularly going out of his way to stand by Israel. Jews living in America have had their greatest freedom and prosperity in the history of the diaspora. If America does fall apart it would be very bad for Israel and for its Jewish community. Maybe they should be thinking of what Rabbi Fish said and start moving out of America to Israel.
America, for all its faults, has done more to propagate and defend Christianity than any other nation in the world today. Its collapse would be bad news for its own Christian population and for Christians around the world. Already there are many, including Christians, in America who are ‘prepping’ with provisions of food and guns to defend themselves in preparation for a coming collapse of society.
Whatever happens we have to say that we live in perilous times, as the Bible says (2 Timothy 3), and that only Jesus has any answer to what is coming on the world. It is clear that guns and violence are no answer, but only love and peace in Jesus’ name. While there is a great emphasis on racial identity today, there are only two identities that matter to God. Not your race, not your gender, not your sexuality, but whether you are lost or saved. There is one way to be saved, through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ who said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me’. John 14.6.
May the Lord come soon to save us. Meanwhile we probably have to think about how we are going to create the underground church.
As we see signs that the Covid 19 may be abating and governments trying to get their societies back to normal, we ask the question, ‘Has this crisis been a conspiracy, a horrible accident or a fulfilment of prophecy?’ Certainly the virus has turned out to be a serious disease taking many people’s lives. But is it serious enough to lockdown the world economy and confine millions of people to their homes? Is the crisis being used as an experiment in social control with high powered globalists using it as a means to push the world in the direction of the 666 system of Revelation 13?
According to Bible prophecy, this age will end with the seven years of the Great Tribulation that follows the rapture of the church and precedes the Second Coming of Christ to the earth. Midway through this time, the antichrist and the false prophet under the power of the devil will set up the Mark of the Beast system. This will lead to a control system whereby people submit to the antichrist rule or be denied the ability to buy and sell (meaning they will be outcasts from society):
‘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.’啟示錄13.16-18
There is information being circulated on the Internet saying that the Covid 19 crisis is being used as a means of preparing the human race for this event which will be the ultimate dictatorship in human history. It may take a while to happen, if there is a measure of relief from the virus in the coming months, but whatever happens lessons will have been learned by those who want to impose such a system.
Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, is involved in a number of projects relevant to this issue. ID2020 is a global digital infrastructure system, which is pushing the concept that every human on the planet needs biometric verification because “to prove who you are is a fundamental and universal human right.”
The aim is to link this with a vaccine programme to counter the Covid 19 pandemic and anything which may come after it. This can be tracked via the global ID certification so that there can be a check on those who have been tested and who have had the vaccine. Entry into society can then be linked to those who have the required ID and can show they have had the vaccine and have immunity from the disease. If such a system eventually becomes mandatory, those who resist will be blacklisted as a public health hazard and can be penalised by being locked out of society, with restrictions on their ability to buy and sell, similar to China’s social credit system. This rewards people who are loyal to the Chinese Communist Party rulers and obey their rules and punishes those who don’t by restricting their ability to buy and sell.
China is now introducing a new dimension to this system. It has said that using paper money is harmful as it can pass on the virus. It is now developing a state sponsored cryptocurrency known as DCEP (Digital Currency Electronic Payment). The aim is to eliminate paper currency and replace it with the new Chinese cryptocurrency. This will give the government insight into every financial transaction made, who is buying and selling what and where they are and so on. China is seeking to expand this system to its allies including Iran, Russia and North Korea. It is also calling for a ‘super sovereignty currency system’ to replace the current US dollar based financial system. It may be that the coming economic crisis resulting from the lockdowns will be the way to bring this in.
Bill Gates is also working on his own cryptocurrency programme, under Microsoft Patent 060606. The aim of the patent is to create a gateway for the transmission of biological information from a human body which could then initiate cryptocurrency processes within a digital network. A chip will be inserted into the body that monitors a person’s daily physical activity in return for cryptocurrency. If conditions are met, then the person receives certain bonuses. The question has to be asked, “Why has the patent been given the code number 060606?” Is it a coincidence or the deliberate choice of the number of the beast, 666, referred to in the Book of Revelation 13?
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated more than $21 million towards developing a vaccine technology that uses a tattoo-like mechanism which injects invisible quantum dot nanoparticles under the skin that is now being tested in a vaccine against the virus that causes Covid 19. This new vaccine delivery technology, can best be described as a mark that is implanted in the human body and is capable of data storage. The human implantable mark when injected emits a glowing, red X pattern as it delivers the vaccine, and what is left behind is capable of data storage and retrieval for years afterwards.
Not only that, it is the oft-stated aim and goal of Bill Gates and his wife Melinda to give a quantum dot vaccination mark to every human being on the face of the earth to help distinguish those with Covd-19 from those without. Bill Gates has said that ‘Normalcy only returns when we vaccinate the entire global population.’ In his plan everyone would receive a tattoo, a mark to show proof of vaccination before they return to work, attend public meetings and go on public transport.
In a film entitled ‘Plandemic’, Dr Judy Mikovits, a doctor who has worked on AIDS vaccines, claims the coronavirus is not a naturally occurring virus picked up from the market in Wuhan, but was manufactured artificially with collaboration between laboratories in North Carolina and Wuhan in China. Dr Mikovits has become an outspoken critic of the big pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment and has written a book entitled ‘Plague of Corruption – Restoring faith in the promise of science.’ Her basic theme is that ‘the science’ we are all told to follow is flawed and driven by corrupt commercial aims and the political goal to control the population. This is done by making people so afraid of not doing what they are told that they will accept drastic loss of freedom in order to stay alive.
She says this is what is happening with the coronavirus pandemic and the proposed vaccines to protect people from catching it. According to Dr Mikovits many vaccines are dangerous themselves, using animal and foetal tissues which risk unleashing deadly plagues of diseases on the population. She says specifically that injecting nanoparticles under the skin (as proposed in Bill Gates’ vaccine mentioned above) could unleash great dangers to the body and potentially kill millions. She says that natural remedies which have been shown to work against Covid 19 are being ignored and doctors are being pressured to attribute more deaths to the virus than they should do. She quotes doctors who have said that the lockdowns decrease the natural resistance to the virus which is built up by the body developing its own antibodies to counter it. Hospitals which were said to be about to be overwhelmed with CV 19 cases are often empty of patients as other diseases are not being treated threatening an increase in deaths due to cancer, heart disease and so on.
Much of the above information is from Global Watch Weekly:
Britain in sin.
In the Bible it can be seen that plague or pestilence is usually a judgement of God against human sin or refusal to obey His word. Notable examples are the plagues of Egypt which came when Pharaoh refused God’s word through Moses to ‘let My people go’ and the plague which came upon the Israelites after they made and worshipped the Golden Calf (Exodus 32).
As the coronavirus brings such grief to our society, we see Britain in sin, provoking God to act against us in judgement. Here are three examples of how this is happening now taken from reports in May by Christian Concern for our Nation.
1 As school assignments have been sent to pupils’ homes during the lockdowns, parents have become involved in helping their children with the work that has been given them. Parents of pupils at Archbishop Sentamu Academy, a Church of England school in Hull, were shocked to find that an assignment sent to 11 year old children was pushing pornography. This was part of their Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) programme, that included topics such as ‘transsexual pornography’, ‘hardcore pornography’, ‘female genital manipulation’, ‘wet dreams’, among many other inappropriate topics.
The students were encouraged to use Google as a search engine for their on-line ‘homework’. They reported viewing wicked images as they did an internet search on the PSHE topics. Needless to say, many parents were offended by the assignment.
The BBC promoted an ‘educational video’ that teaches young students that there are ‘more than 100 gender identities,’ imposing transsexual propaganda on children. They have also encouraged ‘Drag Queen story time’ in which transsexuals dressed in drag tell stories which are homosexual propaganda to children in schools.
As we hear of such things going on we have to wonder how far we have gone from God’s commandments and how near the judgement of God is on a nation that allows such things to be taught to our children.
As Jesus said, ‘Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.'Matthew 18.6
2. The government amended regulations to allow women to abort their child at home. The move puts women at risk, further liberalises abortion practice in the UK, and undermines democratic process. So while the government was trying to ‘protect lives’ and ‘save the NHS’ in its Covid 19 programme, it failed to protect the most vulnerable in our society and instead allowed tens of thousands of lives to be put at risk during the lockdown. So far, since the first coronavirus death was reported 11 weeks ago at the beginning of March, the UK has tragically seen over 35,000 die from the virus. While every one of those lives lost is a tragedy, how is it that the government doesn’t bat an eyelid at the suggestion that a further 44,000 lives could also be lost in the first 13 weeks of lockdown thanks to home abortions?
3 Mosques in London have been allowed to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer for the first time due to lockdown restrictions during Ramadan. Mosques could use speakers to broadcast the Adhaan at sunset daily throughout Ramadan, and again on Fridays for Juma prayers. The Adhaan is recited in Arabic, and some phrases are repeated. The key phrases are the Takbir (‘Allah is greater’), followed by the Shahada which is the basic statement of faith and one of the five pillars of Islam. A translation of these phrases is: ‘Allah is greater! I bear witness that there is no god but Allah. I bear witness that Mohammed is the messenger of Allah.’
In essence, this is a proclamation. These phrases are not prayer directed to Allah, but a public declaration that Allah is God, greater than other gods, therefore Christians should submit to Islam, and the belief that Muhammad is his messenger, not the Lord Jesus as the mediator between God and man. It is a declaration of intent. We are greater and we will dominate.
It is evident that the Allah of the Qur’an is not the same as the God of the Bible. Allah is not a trinity and the Qur’an specifically denies the divinity of Jesus. Allowing more mosques to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer is a sign of the increasing influence of Islam in this country. In a sense it is claiming the ground around them for Islam. In Muslim countries, Christians are not allowed to broadcast any call to prayer or act of worship. In many Muslim countries, Christians are heavily persecuted. Here in the UK we allow freedom of worship and freedom of religion, as we should. But freedom of worship does not need to extend to broadcasting a proclamation that Allah is greater and that there is no god but Allah and therefore the God who Christians worship is inferior and not a real god.
In Jeremiah 18-19 we read of the sin of the nation of Israel at that time and God’s call through the prophet to repentance. This call is rejected and hence God says that there is no alternative but the coming judgement of the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem and the captivity in Babylon. God says,
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: ‘Behold, I will bring such a catastrophe on this place, that whoever hears of it, his ears will tingle. ‘Because they have forsaken Me and made this an alien place, because they have burned incense in it to other gods whom neither they, their fathers, nor the kings of Judah have known, and have filled this place with the blood of the innocents.Jeremiah
Does God say the same to our nation that has exchanged its faith in the God of the Bible and salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ, for the mess of multi-faith confusion, submission to Islam, a religion with a long past and present history of persecution of Christianity. A nation also that has filled its land with the blood of the innocents in abortion, which is not the removal of an unwanted foetus in a ‘woman’s right to choose’, but the murder of an unborn child.
Judgement is now beginning in this land and the end is going to be terrible for those who continue in their rejection of the Lord Jesus. There is hope for those who turn to the Lord:
Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.Acts 17.30-31.
Ten kings prophecy – From G7 to D10.
Great Britain has proposed a plan to change the G7 into the ‘D10’; This plan is an attempt to put China on notice; Concerns regarding 5G cited.
An announcement surfaced that the United Kingdom has proposed a plan to transform the G7 into the ‘D10’. Founded in 1975, the G7 (Group of Seven) is a group of the seven largest IMF-advanced economies in the world, currently consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The new D10 (Ten Democracies) would consist of the same countries with the addition of Australia, India, and South Korea. The chief aim of this new alliance would be to reduce China’s monopoly regarding the 5G market, and therefore limit reliance on the Chinese multinational technology company, Huawei, as well. The D10 would aim to expand the range of 5G suppliers.
At a time when several world leaders are struggling to give China the benefit of the doubt, security concerns are also on the rise. Britain has even labelled Huawei as ‘high-risk’. The US has also cited Huawei as a security risk.
One UK government official is recorded as stating, ‘We need new entrants to the market. That was the reason we ended up having to go along with Huawei at the time.’
There’s no question that the topic will be front and centre at next month’s G7 meeting.
Approximately 2,500 years ago, the prophet Daniel spoke concerning the vision(s) God had given him. One of them related to a beast which had ten horns:
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.Daniel 7:7-9
Several verses later, Daniel tells us that the ten horns represent ten kings.
Revelation 17 also tells us that ten kings give their power to the beast at the end of days:
The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.Revelation 17.12-14.
The idea of the D10 is worth keeping in view regarding Bible prophecy because it would be led by ten world leaders, as the G7 is now. It’s also worth noting that something all of these nations have in common is their economic influence, and therefore, control.
The fact that they are concerned about controlling the 5G programme is also interesting. Huawei, a company controlled by the Chinese government, is the world’s leading telecom-equipment manufacturer and is fast becoming the world’s 5G provider. With speeds 2,000 times faster than existing 4G networks, 5G will permit near-universal connectivity to homes, vehicles, machines, robots, and everything plugged into the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things will create a huge leap forward in the way our lives can be controlled by new technology, and our ability to process massive amounts of information so that humans can merge with machines and technology. This can provide enormous amounts of information about people’s health over the years, as wearable health analysis devices begin to stream back colossal piles of dynamic data about what’s going on in people’s bodies. This could be a vital tool in the battle against viruses like the coronavirus. It could also be a way in which our society moves towards the 666 system of Revelation 13.
Solar Minimum – Signs in the sun.
At a time when the world is already being hit with major crisis after major crisis, our sun is behaving in ways that we have never seen before. For as long as records have been kept, the sun has never been quieter than it has been in 2019 and 2020, and now we have entered ‘a very deep solar minimum’.
Unfortunately, other very deep solar minimums throughout history have corresponded with brutally cold temperatures and horrific global famines, and of course this new solar minimum comes at a time when the United Nations is already warning that we are on the verge of ‘biblical’ famines around the world.
An article in the New York Post says… ‘Our sun has gone into lockdown, which could cause freezing weather, earthquakes and famine, scientists say. The sun is currently in a period of ‘solar minimum,’ meaning activity on its surface has fallen dramatically. Experts believe we are about to enter the deepest period of sunshine ‘recession’ ever recorded as sunspots have virtually disappeared. The fact that scientists are warning that we are potentially facing ‘freezing weather, earthquakes and famine’ should be deeply alarming for all of us.
Last year, there were no sunspots at all 77 percent of the time, and so far this year there have been no sunspots at all 76 percent of the time. ‘This is a sign that solar minimum is underway,’ reads SpaceWeather.com. ‘So far this year, the Sun has been blank 76% of the time, a rate surpassed only once before in the Space Age. Last year, 2019, the Sun was blank 77% of the time. Two consecutive years of record-setting spotlessness adds up to a very deep solar minimum, indeed.’
So why is this such a big deal? Well, every once in a while a very deep solar minimum that lasts for several decades comes along, and when our planet has experienced such periods in the past the consequences have been quite dramatic.
For example, the New York Post is claiming that NASA scientists fear that we could potentially be facing ‘a repeat of the Dalton Minimum’ which happened between 1790 and 1830 — leading to periods of brutal cold, crop loss, famine and powerful volcanic eruptions. Temperatures plummeted by up to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over 20 years, devastating the world’s food production.
Even worse would be a repeat of the Maunder Minimum which stretched from 1645 to 1715. It came as the globe was already in the midst of ‘the Little Ice Age’, and it caused harvest failures and famines all over the globe. Temperatures plummeted in Europe, the growing season became shorter by more than a month, the number of snowy days increased from a few to 20-30, the ground froze to several feet, alpine glaciers advanced all over the world, sea ports were blocked by sea ice that surrounded Iceland and Holland for about 20 miles, wine grape harvests diminished, and cereal grain harvests failed, leading to mass famines. The Thames froze solid at London Bridge.
Of course this would be an exceptionally bad time for such a cataclysmic climate shift. Major food producing regions in USA, Australia and Russia have been hit with floods and droughts affecting global food supply. African Swine Fever has already wiped out approximately one-fourth of all the pigs in the world, colossal armies of locusts the size of major cities are systematically wiping out crops across much of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and fear of COVID-19 is greatly disrupting global food supply chains.
Even if the sun suddenly started acting perfectly normal once again, we would still be facing what the UN is calling ‘the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two’. Global food supplies are getting tighter with each passing day, and many are warning that some areas of the globe will soon be dealing with severe food shortages.
(David Beasley) 世界糧食計劃署 (WFP), said 821 million people go to bed hungry every night all over the world and a further 135 million are facing ‘crisis levels of hunger or worse’. A new World Food Programme analysis shows that as a result of Covid-19 an additional 130 million people ‘could be pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of 2020’. The problem has been made worse by environmental disasters, especially floods and droughts, in some of the world’s main food producing areas, which previously exported food but now will have little or none left over. What we really need are a few years of really good growing weather, but the behaviour of the sun may not make that possible.
Most people are worried about global warming, but is global cooling also a possibility? Already this year the world has seen exceptionally cold weather in some places, including North America, parts of central Asia stretching to the Middle East and Mediterranean areas, and now in Australia. We are also seeing a big increase in earthquakes and seismic activity which for some reason is connected to the ‘solar minimum’ according to the scientists’ report. Jesus spoke of signs in the sun as one of the signs of His return, also of an increase in earthquakes and famines. So let’s keep a very close eye on the giant ball of fire that we are revolving around, because if it remains very quiet that could mean big trouble for all of us.