Luke 21 there are several references to troubled times. In verse 25 it says
nations will be in distress with perplexity suggesting that problems may
be so grave, no one knows how to solve them. In verse 26, it refers to
men's hearts failing them from fear, especially when they see what may be coming
upon them. In this context, the perfect storm is coming.
made the often-quoted statement that we should never let a crisis go to waste.
Greece has a crisis. You may think that it is such a small nation that it
isn't worth exploring the deeper meaning. The real problem is
Greece is just one of many socialist nations in Europe. Thus, Greece has been
funding massive social programs and accumulating huge debt. Nations that could
follow right behind Greece -- and soon -- include Spain, Portugal, Italy, and
Great Britain, among others. All wobbly European nations are hoping the European
Union will bail them out of trouble. They may try but the financial issues are
so formidable that it will not work.
As Gary Bauer
American Values says,
"Socialist policies have resulted in a Europe that has been far less than
resilient to the economic crisis. Many of the over-spending, over-borrowing
and over-expanding European Union governments are heading towards financial
bankruptcy and utter collapse. And yet Obama and his allies still insist on
remaking America in Europe's crumbling image."
continues, "Europe's fiscal chaos is an affirmation of Thomas Jefferson's axiom
that 'a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to
take away everything you have.' The violence in Greece recently is the
inevitable result of too much government. And given the Obama administration's
socialist impulses, its addiction to spending and its unflinching devotion to
unions, there's no reason to think a Greek tragedy could not happen in
Greece had no
choice but to cut some austerity programs and further tax people. Most of the
population of Greece is getting some kind of government benefit. Until the
collapse, they could retire at 53. Now the age is raised to 60. The people in
that nation had grown dependent on big government and handouts. The free lunch
was pulled out from under them and parts of the nation went up in flames with
three deaths. This is what happens when the "entitlement mentality" pervades
Greece, tomorrow America. Debt and deficits are the gifts that keep on
destroying! People do not willingly give up benefits,
particularly if they have benefited from them for years or decades. Most people
are self-focused. They often do not see the long-term damage being done due to
these entitlements. And politicians don't seem to think about the
consequences either. They are busy buying votes that always come with hand-outs.
be paying very close attention to socialist Europe. This is exactly what the
movers and shakers in Washington and around the world want to see America
become. We may honor their wishes. Our unfunded liabilities exceed $100
trillion. Yes, that's trillion with a "t". The inevitable
outcome of the Obama administration spending will be either bankruptcy or
austerity. It will likely be both but the cutting of
entitlements will likely produce the same kind of chaos that we saw in Greece
this spring. Since President Lyndon Johnson, we have doled out trillions of
dollars making millions of people dependent on big government. By now, they know
of no other lifestyle. If it is yanked, these people will not go quietly into
the night. Capitalism is not the problem. Handouts and
What is the
deeper meaning here? The world is being bombarded with what the Bible calls
"birth pangs." God is trying to get our attention. The world does not understand
end-time scenarios so God is trying to wake up the church. We are seeing
financial chaos, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, oil spills -- all of
disastrous proportion. To solve the financial issues, the world will willingly
walk into the one-world system with a one-world currency. Right now both the
Euro and the dollar are crumbling. People will be open to a powerful,
charismatic man who will tell everyone he can fix it all. The Bible
calls him the Antichrist. He will be empowered to do miracles, signs and
wonders, and pull rabbits out of hats.
This man will
be handed the perfect storm referenced above -- a crumbling of society on a
global scale. As the passage in Luke states, men's hearts will be failing them
for fear. While the real fulfillment of such signs is in the Tribulation, we
cannot help but see the stage being set for that.
This could be a
long, hot summer or perhaps the chaos will hold off for another year or two. But
we know that it will come. Most nations today are dependent almost exclusively
on government and now America is no exception. And Rahm Emmanuel and his
associates will not let the scenario go to waste.
LIVE RADIO THIS WEEKEND
: Jerry Robinson and John Terry, two
Christian financial analysts, will join me in discussing economy-related
issues. These are issues you need to understand to figure out the tide of
our times. Second hour, Mike Oppenheimer from Let Us Reason
me to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)
which may be the
fastest-growing false movement of the 21st century. Who are the leaders?
What do they teach? What concerns many as it relates to their theology? We
carry Robinson's DVD The Death of the Dollar
and his book,
Bankruptcy of Our Nation: 12 Key Strategies for Protecting Your Finances in
These Uncertain Times.
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And why are "safe houses" for Jews in America now being talked about? Hear
Jim Hutchens from The Jerusalem Connection
and his unfolding plan
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