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The importance of understanding times of deceit.
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The importance of understanding times of deceit.
We have seen 14 principles concerning some of the things to expect in the End Times concerning the Rapture and the Second Advent.
1. MAT 24:14, The Gospel would be preached to all the nations.
2. MAT 24:4-5, False Christ-prophets-cults.
3. MAT 24:6-8, Increase in wars.
4. MAT 24:7, Increase in famines.
5. MAT 24:7, Increase in earthquakes.
6. MAT 24:32-33, Israel’s rebirth.
7. 2TI 3:1-5, Difficult times.
8. DAN 12:4, Increase in travel and education.
9. MAT 24:15, Dan 7-12, New World Order.
10. 2TH 2:3-5, Increase in apostasy
11. MAT 24:37-39, Unrestrained violence.
12. 1JO 15-18, The coming of the Antichrist.
13. REV 13:16-17, Mark of the beast.
14. MAT 24:31, Sign of the Son of Man will appear
MAT 24:1-4, And Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. And He answered and said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here shall be left upon another, which will not be torn down.” And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.
We have been looking at recent information and events that are being revealed throughout certain parts of the world today in regards to the End Times.
For example, a new “mystery man,” named Alexis Tsipras who has just recently come out from nowhere has taken a charismatic control of Greece. He is also being backed-up and supported by another individual who is very wealthy and powerful, and as Satan does, he has tried to keep himself hidden behind the scenes, as he pulls the strings of political and religious puppets, his name is George Soros.
Now, before we go with our upcoming prophecy doctrines and how this individual Alexis Tsipras may play a very important part in the future, let me first of all introduce to you the individual who is backing him up with billions of dollars financially.
His name again is George Soros and he is known for the following:
He gives billions and billions of dollars to left-wing causes against the USA and Jews and Christians. Soros has given more than billion to left-wing groups.
Influence on U.S. elections: Soros once said that removing President George W. Bush from office in 2004 was the “central focus of my life.” He gave .58 million to various 527 groups dedicated to defeating Bush.
His early financial support helped jump-start Barack Obama’s political career. Soros hosted a 2004 fund-raiser for Obama when he was running for the Illinois Senate and gave the maximum-allowed contribution within hours of Obama’s announcement that he was running for President.
He also wants to curtail American sovereignty: Soros would like nothing better than for America to become subservient to international bodies. He wants more power for groups such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, even while saying the U.S. role should be “downsized.”
Media Matters: Soros is the main financial backer of Media Matters for America, a progressive media watchdog group that wants to take away America’s freedom.
Soros has been a major funder of MoveOn.org, a progressive advocacy group and political action committee that raises millions for liberal candidates.
He gave millions of dollars to the Center for American Progress: headed by John Podesta, White House chief of staff under President Clinton. The Center for American Progress has been instrumental in providing progressive talking points and policy positions for the Obama administration.
He is also an environmental extremist: He was instrumental in getting 0 billion for Obama’s stimulus package condoning socialism and communism. And why would he want to change the environment?
ISA 14:12-14. be like the most high - make earth a heaven on earth with Satan being the only God.
A massive get-out-the-vote effort, ACT’s door-to-door canvassing teams included numerous felons, its voter registration drives were riddled with fraud, and it handed out fliers and made misleading taped phone calls to voters. This group was fined by the Federal Election Commission for violations of various federal campaign finance laws.
Currency manipulation: A large part of Soros’ multibillion-dollar fortune has come from manipulating currencies. During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad accused him of bringing down the nation’s currency through his trading activities, and in Thailand he was called an “economic war criminal.”
He is known as “The Man who Broke the Bank of England,” Soros initiated a British financial crisis by dumping 10 billion sterling, forcing the devaluation of the currency and gaining a billion-dollar profit. As you can see he is a very powerful individual.
Delusions: Soros has repeatedly said that he sees himself as a messianic figure. He said (quote) “I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of my self-importance—to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god” or “I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise I might end up in the loony bin.” (close quote)
If only the loony bin were an option. As it is, one of the wealthiest men in the world is using his billions to impose a radical agenda on America. George Soros has become very powerful because of his money he can even influence the mainstream media throughout the entire world, including America, England, Russia, China and the middle East.
The really frightening thing about this is that most of us know nothing about this individual. Think of it, all this power in the hand of one guy.
But he is not the only one behind the scenes because there are others who think that we are too stupid to make our own decisions and that they must make it for us. For example, many of you have heard of the Bilderberg group.
George Soros is a member of the Bilderberg group, a group which is connected to almost every powerful and influential group around today. Individuals like David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, and George Soros, as well as Donald Rumsfeld are a part of this organization, just to name a few that you may be familiar with, though there are many more powerful individuals who much more powerful than they are.
With less than 100 members they have tremendous power and influence, the Bilderberg Group is the most exclusive group in the world today. They are working on merging Canada, United states and Mexico into a North American Union.
The Illuminati - used as a blanket term for the inner circle of the elite and most powerful and wealthiest men in the world.
Different versions of it continues to appear in computer games, movies, music etc. The Illuminati is known for the abolishment of freedom and private property.
There’s a group called Skull and Bones emphasizing control of the world wide banking system including the federal Reserve Bank. Both President Bush’s, father and son are a part of it. They are involved in a group called the Sorcerers of Death performing black magic and into witchcraft. They were a powerful fraternity who continued to be involved in the narcotics trade all the way to the Vietnam war.
Council on Foreign Relations - 3000 elites from academia, government, media, intelligence, military, banking and top corporations.
Trilateral commission which is David Rockefeller’s elite think tank of over 300 private citizens from Europe, Asia, and North America.
Now, all these organizations are basically controlled by 2CO 4:4, JOH 16:12, EPH 2:2, ISA 14:12-14.
Now, back to Alexis Tsipras, not only has he formed an alliance with George Soros but also with Russia and is talking with Pope Francis about a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians. It seems that he meets much of the criteria of the prophesied Antichrist, though I am not dogmatically saying that he is. I will say this, we are being set up for a world ruler to come and solve the problems that we are facing as well as the new ones which are about to come. Alexis Tsipras was just elected as the Prime Minister of Greece. He is an atheist and a far left winger. His party in Greece is called SYRIZA which means the party for the left radicals, promoting socialism and communism, both designed to take away human rights and freedom.
He has landed himself in a most unstable situation in Greece. Greece is broken. He is said to be the one who will fix it. All spiritual eyes might want to be on what this man is now doing, but ultimately upon our Lord Jesus Christ. For remember TIT 2:13says looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus;
Now, before we get into the subject of prophecy and how it relates to the Rapture and the Second Advent, we need to note the reason WHY we have prophecy. We need to note WHERE the prophecies are that God predicted in the Old Testament. And we to note HOW He predicted them and HOW they were fulfilled.
First of all, the first question: WHY God predicted them.
And that is easily manifested by passages such as 1CO 1:22 For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom;
ISA 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.”
ISA 8:18, The Lord Jesus Christ says to the prophet Isaiah: Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.
In ISA 38:1, In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’”
ISA 38:2-6, Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the Lord, and said, “Remember now, O Lord, I beseech Thee, how I have walked before Thee in truth and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in Thy sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying, “Go and say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of your father David,” I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city.”
ISA 38:22, Then Hezekiah had said, “What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord?”
Over and over again, throughout the Old Testament, the Jews would ask God for signs and he would give them to them. Our Lord even said to His people in JOH 4:48, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.”
In fact, in the first message of the early church which was basically filled with all Jews, Peter said in ACT 2:22, “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know
So, we know that the Jews look for signs and so in His grace, our Lord gave them what they desired, signs and wonders. In fact, we only have a few of them written in the Word of God for the apostle John said in JOH 20:30, Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
In fact, one of my favorite verse which is not given the attention that it deserves is found in JOH 21:25, And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books which were written.
And so, now that we answered why our Lord predicted and fulfilled prophecy; we will next look at the next three principles with regard to prophecy:
WHERE the prophecies are that God predicted in the Old Testament.
HOW He predicted them and HOW they were fulfilled.
The ROLE of prophecy and the illustrations God gives us to see the accuracy and preciseness of His prophecies.
And with all this as a background I am going to show you something very magnificent and powerful when it comes to prophecy. For we are headed toward a biblical prophecy which states precisely, the exact day and year when the Lord Jesus Christ would come into Jerusalem to present himself as King when he came for the first time or the First Advent.
We are going to see that the prophecy was given on March 14 of the year 445 B.C. and we are told that in 173,880 days from the day the prophecy was given that the Lord would fulfill it, perfectly and precisely…and He did. Amazing!
It is a day that would bring us to some significant event in Jesus’ life which presented Him to the nation Israel as their Messiah...we call it today Palm Sunday, which most believers have really no idea about its true meaning and significance.
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