Understanding the Times
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CONVERGING SIGNS AND REJECTION OF TRUTH - Are we ready for the return of Jesus Christ?
For the past 50 to 60 years significant ecological, economic, political and technological events or ‘signs’ have been occurring with increasing regularity and intensity in both the natural and the spiritual realms. They are happening on a world-wide basis and I believe that they provide insight into both the present and the future. In the struggle to find suitable adjectives to describe them, the media have been using words like: ‘unprecedented’, ‘of biblical proportions’, ‘catastrophic’, ‘apocalyptic’ or even ‘Armageddon’. Never before in the entire history of the world have we seen such a convergence of ‘signs’ all occurring at the same time. In common with many other Christians, I believe that these ‘signs’ indicate that we have now entered the last of the last days as described in the Bible and the final lead-up to the greatest event the world has ever seen. The return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is no doubt that a convergence of events is taking place in the natural and spiritual realms that I believe will culminate with the money system having a huge role to play during what the Bible calls the last days. This will be a time when, according to the book of Revelation, a man called the anti-Christ (meaning in place of Christ), will be able to rise to the world stage, declare himself to be God, receive worship from all people groups and gain absolute power over all the nations just before Jesus comes. This can only be achieved through the establishment of physical and spiritual control of the political and monetary systems. This authoritarian rule will initially appear to be benevolent but will end up being totalitarian.
I believe that only the Bible can shed a true light on all that is happening throughout the world today. Only the Bible can speak into the events taking place both in the natural and in the spiritual. Only these ancient prophetic scriptures can bring full enlightenment and awareness about what lies ahead. One thing is sure, as the world continues on its current trajectory: truth looks likely to continue to become the major casualty in a post-modern society that rejects the concept that anything can be absolute.
Interview on Revelation TV about the book with Howard Condor and Mark Willats
Converging Signs and Rejection of Truth - Are we ready for the return of Jesus Christ?
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Over the past 9 years since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), I have been highlighting the reports about the financial manipulation that has been taking place by the biggest of our main stream banks and the court cases that have proven their guilt. It has involved the heaviest fines ever imposed by regulators on the banks, stretching into millions and even billions. For those sceptics among us, it could easily be thought that these fines became an effective way for governments to raise funds during the financial crisis.
The Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number
by Liam Vaughan & Gavin Finch
This is just one review on Amazon - What’s shocking about this book is partly how normal it was in the financial community to manipulate Libor for their own benefit but mainly how the so-called regulators – the British Bankers Association, the Bank of England and the then Financial Services Authority – all abrogated their responsibility to take control of the widespread corruption because, quite simply, it did not suit their own ends. Also appalling is how the investment banks involved (including UBS, Citigroup, Deutsche and Barclays) had no problem with what was going on because it boosted their own profits at a time when they were seeking to recover losses from the Financial Crash and how, despite massive fines being levied against them in the US and UK, so few individuals (and no corporations) have been put on criminal trial for what had happened, and even fewer have been convicted.
Vaughan and Finch set out the failures of the Serious Fraud Office when bringing cases and the difficulties in establishing conspiracy (which resulted in a number of not guilty findings as defendants argued that they had no intention of following through on their promises to Hayes).
Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research at Oxfam, explains our latest inequality findings
15th January 2016
Now consider the UN 2030 Agenda
and the consider the intentions that could be behind the whole concept that will affect us all
World Debt - Check out just how much there is
BREXIT and TRUMPISM - The Death of Neoliberalism - The 'Root' of all our problems - but do you know what it means?
The western financial crisis that started in 2007 in the USA, spread across the whole of Europe in 2008 and was the worst since 1931, yet its immediate repercussions have yet appeared to be only modest. But don't be fooled! The crisis challenged the foundation stones of the long-dominant neoliberal ideology and although it seemed to emerge largely unscathed, the answer was printing trillions of new currency. The banks were bailed out and virtually no senior bankers were prosecuted for their crimes. We the taxpayers paid the price of their behaviour! Subsequent economic policy, especially in the Western world, has relied overwhelmingly on monetary policy - i.e. Money Printing through quantitative easing and it has completely failed. The western economy has stagnated and there is no end in sight. Western debt has doubled since 2008 and continues to rise exponentially. What was at the heart of this whole philosophy? The answer - NEOLIBERALISM. ONLY BY YOU TAKING THE TROUBLE TO LOOK DEEP INSIDE THIS QUEST FOR ULTIMATE POWER CAN YOU DETERMINE WHERE WE MAY BE HEADED NEXT.
After almost nine years, we are finally beginning to reap the political whirlwind of the financial crisis.
BREXIT and TRUMPISM are a final reaction by the masses who have simply had enough of the elitists rule for the past 3 decades and a reaction to Neoliberalism regimes. The question is - How did neoliberalism manage to survive virtually unscathed for so long? How did it mange to become the most sinister and unexamined philosophy ever devised? It has now proven to have failed the test of the real world and created the worst economic disaster for 70 years. Despite all, it somehow remained politically and intellectually the only show in town. Parties of the right, centre and left had all bought into its philosophy and New Labour was a classic outworking of this rich mans answer to the creation of wealth. Each party has bought into and sold this way of thinking and managing the world's finances to the masses without anyone ever stopping to question. It created a US dollar based world hegemony that ruled the world enforced by the world's most powerful military and the edifice is now crumbling. The question is - amongst all the cacophony of sounds, will we see truth prevail?
Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy
The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe is a must-read if you want to understand how the European Union got to this point and what the European project fundamentally is. This is the first book to identify the essence of the EU in a utopian vision of a supranationally governed world, an aspiration to achieve universal peace through a global legal order.
The ambitions of the global governancers are unlimited. They seek to transform not just the world s political order, but the social order as well discarding basic truths about human nature and the social importance of tradition in favour of a human rights policy defined by radical autonomy and unfettered individual choice. And the global governance ideology at the heart of the EU is inherently antidemocratic. EU true believers are not swayed by the common sense of voters, nor by reality itself.
Because the global governancers aim to transfer core powers of all nations to supranational organizations, the EU is on a collision course with the United States. But the utopian ideas of global governance are taking root here too, even as the European project flames into rancor and turmoil. America and Europe are still cultural cousins; we stand or fall together. The EU can yet be reformed, and a commitment to democratic sovereignty can be renewed on both sides of the Atlantic.
What caused the eurozone debacle and the chaos in Greece? Why has Europe s migrant crisis spun out of control, over the heads of national governments? Why is Great Britain calling a vote on whether to leave the European Union? Why are established political parties declining across the continent while protest parties rise? All this is part of the whirlwind that EU elites are reaping from their efforts to create a unified Europe without meaningful accountability to average voters.
Todd Huizinga is a senior research fellow at the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI). He is also the director of International outreach for the Acton Institute. As a U.S. diplomat from 1992-2012, Huizinga served in Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, and Costa Rica, as well as in the European Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. He has received seven Meritorious Honor Awards for his diplomatic work, and was also awarded for spearheading U.S. government participation in the 2011 Munich Security Conference. While serving in Mexico, he helped institute the Binational Center of Texas A&M International University, an organization that serves civic organizations and promotes economic development in the U.S.-Mexico border region. He holds a B.A. in Music and German from Calvin College and an M.A. in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 2013, Huizinga and a Dutch associate established the Transatlantic Christian Council, a non-profit corporation that promotes limited government, the free market, individual liberty and civic virtue on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a frequent public speaker on international affairs, appearing at universities, parliaments, think tanks and business and civic organizations in the U.S. and abroad. He has given interviews in media outlets such as the BBC, the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, and numerous other TV news magazines, radio outlets and newspapers in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.
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