World Watch Prophetic, Last Days News Just Like Jesus Said

World Watch 1.14.23: Prophetic, Last Days News Just Like Jesus Said

We’re back on the Saturday schedule and there’s so much happening around the world in these last days. It amazes me how Jesus absolutely called it nearly 2000 years ago! I’ve added a new section at the end which focuses on Matthew 24:14. It’s all about the Good News — the Gospel being preached all over the world. Let’s dig in…

Signs of the Last Days

At the Mount of Olives, Jesus’ disciples asked him…

What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?”…

He replied…

And you will hear of wars and threats (rumors) of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

Matthew 24:6-7 NLT

Wars and Rumors of Wars

In Greek, the word for “Nation” is “ethnos” — from where we get the word for ethnicity or ethnic. Consequently, that covers not just a country invading another country, but an ethnic group fighting another ethnic group. Currently, we have…

Ukraine

For the first time: 17 Russian heavy bombers attacked the cities of Ukraine, and missiles were fired from Belarus. A barrage of 100 Russian cruise missiles hit many Ukrainian cities!

The Russians have completed the takeover of the city of Soldar in the Donetsk region. Amir Tsarfati

Ask God to redeem this situation by drawing many people to Himself. May Ukrainians and Russians discover that Jesus is the only true source of peace, safety, comfort, truth, and freedom.

Cyber Wars & Terror Attacks

FAA Hacked? Thousands of Flights in U.S. & Canada are Grounded!

Foreshadows
Foreshadows
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The Middle East

The US navy reported on Friday 1/6, that it seized a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman that smuggled 2,116 AK-47 rifles from Iran to Yemen. Image from Amir Tsarfati via Telegram
The US navy reported on Friday 1/6, that it seized a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman that smuggled 2,116 AK-47 rifles from Iran to Yemen. Image from Amir Tsarfati via Telegram
  • The Taliban to Get $700 Million from China: China has signed a 25-year agreement with the terrorist government of Afghanistan that promises $700 million to be used toward oil exploration over the next four years. Further investments will continue beyond that. 
    Afghanistan has an estimated $1 trillion in untapped natural resources that China is eager to exploit. The agreement is likely one of more to come, which will bankroll the Taliban’s extensive terrorist activities. Foreshadows
  • Prophetically Significant Changes Occurring in Syria: In 2015, the dictator of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, asked Russia for military help in the Syrian civil war. Russia’s assistance was effective and enabled Al-Assad to stay in power.
    But Russia’s war against Ukraine is forcing Russia to move some of its manpower from Syria to the Ukraine front. This has opened the door for both Turkey and Iran to aggressively increase their military presence in Syria.
    What all this means is that the anti-US and anti-Israel military presence in Syria is escalating.
    This endangers Israel and diminishes the US’s ability to keep the region stable. 
    The foreshadows of the Ezekiel 38 war continue to loom larger. Foreshadows

Next: Earthquakes (“seismic” events) & Famines & Plagues

Jesus told us that in the last days…

11 There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.

Luke 21:11 NLT

The Greek word for “earthquakes” is “seismos” which also covers floods, turbulence, hurricanes, blizzards, atmospheric rivers, wildfires, and volcanoes. It’s WEATHER, pure and simple! Consequently, plagues and pestilences lead to economic woes, which lead to food crises and famines.

As it was in the Days of Noah
As it was in the Days of Noah
(affiliate link)

Implosion by Joel Rosenberg
Implosion by Joel C. Rosenberg
(affliate link)

The End of America by Jeff Kinley
The End of America
by Jeff Kinley
(affiliate link)

As in the Days of Lot

Jesus said…

28 And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building— 29 until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Yes, it will be ‘business as usual’ right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Luke 17:28-29 NLT (The First Sin City)

Increased Evil , Lawlessness, False Teachings & Church Division…

Jesus warned us…

Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many…

10 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. 11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Matthew 24: 4-5, 10-13 NLT

Remember what Jesus said…

35 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.

Matthew 24:35 NLT

Paul told us…

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT

New World Order, Great Reset, Big Brother, Global Insanity, & Government Overreach

If you haven’t noticed, things are getting really creepy when it comes to Ai, CBDCs, the WEF, etc. Someone said it’s all a mix of 1984, Brave New World, Soilent Green, and Mad Max. If you’re not familiar with these book and movie titles, I suggest you check them out. This is no time to hide your head in the sand!

Government Power Imposed Through Businesses

The idea of governments using businesses to extend control over their subjects continues to gain traction. That’s what happened during the COVID pandemic—the US government pressured companies like Facebook and Twitter to suppress and censor any information that went against the government’s narrative about the virus and vaccine mandates.

The World Economic Forum (WEF)—which meets next week in Davos, Switzerland—encourages such activity. In a news release on January 10, the WEF said there is a need for “increased cooperation between the government and business sectors.”

The release went on to say that the world leaders who gather at next week’s summit “come as governments increasingly look to business to take big ideas and put them into action quickly and incisively.” Foreshadows 


The WEF: Another Call for Authoritarian Global Leadership

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its annual Global Risks Report, which states that the cost-of-living crisis is a top global risk today—including “energy, inflation, food and security crises.” The report warns about the threat of “resource rivalry” as nations compete for diminishing food, water, and energy resources.

WEF managing director Saadia Zahidi believes a “vicious cycle” is approaching, in which “rising global risks, a new shock event, from a new military conflict to a new virus, could become unmanageable.”

In a TV interview, she stated, “Very few leaders in today’s generation have been through this kind of traditional risks around food and energy, while at the same time battling what’s coming up in terms of debt…[and] in terms of climate.”

Zahidi then said, “We’re going to need a sort of new type of leadership that is much more agile.”

Increased Persecution

Jesus warned us…

Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers (on account of my name).

Matthew 24:9 NLT

We’re also told in Hebrews…

Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.

Hebrews 13:3 NLT
  • Vietnam: Report from the Field (VOM)
  • Nairobi, Kenya: Radical Muslims Kill Christian after Religion Debate
  • U.S. : Former education official warns Biden coming after Christian Schools
  • North Korea: The UN Commission of Inquiry report on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea recently concluded that human rights violations in the region make it a “State without parallel” in the contemporary world. Pray that North Korea will be liberated from oppressive leadership and that the evils leveled against the people for so long will end. 
    Pray for God’s supernatural and powerful intervention in the leadership of North Korea. Pray that God will soften Kim Jong-un’s heart and pray that he, and other people in his regime will encounter God, know His love, and put an end to the continuous persecution of Christians and other citizens. Open Doors USA
  • Afghanistan: The Taliban’s takeover in August 2021 has forced most Christians either further underground or away from the country entirely. Following Jesus remains a death sentence, so believers keep their faith secret. Please pray for the safety of these covert believers, who courageously hold their convictions, despite the many and serious risks. Open Doors USA

New Teacher Licensing Requirements in Minnesota to Effectively Ban Christian, Jewish Teachers

Joy Pullmann at The Federalist reports that the licensing board of Minnesota’s Department of Education is preparing to implement new requirements upon those seeking certification to teach.

The requirements are to go into effect soon, and state that all teaching candidates must “affirm the validity of students’ backgrounds and identities” by positively affirming their racial, gender, and sexual identities.  

The standards also mandate that teachers promote critical race theory, anti-racism, and equity as defined by advocates of critical theory and transgender ideology.

In response, Doug Seaton, the president of Minnesota’s Upper Midwest Law Center and a civil liberties attorney, said that the licensing board “has made it impossible for those practicing orthodox Christianity and Judaism, as just two examples, to freely exercise their religion and simultaneously hold a teaching license.”

My commentary: In plain language, this is called forced compliance. It’s what authoritarian governments do to impose ideological conformity on their subjects. 

Foreshadows

More on Christian Persecution

Israel Watch in the Last Days

Keep Your Eyes on Israel
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News from Amir Tsarfati…

The Day Approaching by Amir Tsarfati
The Day Approaching by Amir Tsarfati (affiliate link)

“Tragic spiritual losses are suffered when we follow the errant teaching of God casting off or replacing Israel. We miss the majesty of God protecting His chosen people and their eternally covenanted homeland in our day. We miss the mercy and grace of God towards even the most rebellious people by recognizing He who has regathered them as promised. We miss the closeness of the Day of the Lord and do not have a reference point from which to see the day approaching.”

Amir Tsarfati

Jesus said…

“But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.”

Matthew 24:8 NLT

Good News! The Gospel Around the World!

In the middle of the Olivet Discourse, Matthew notes something important that Jesus said…

14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.

Matthew 24: 14 NLT

Each week after reporting the bad news, I’ll showcase some of the great news — the signs of hope — around the world that Christians are doing what Jesus told us to do in the Great Commission and before He left us. Check these out and pray for them…

  • North Korea: Praise God that the radio ministry continues to encourage Christians in North Korea. Believers are heartened by prayers and messages from supporters all over the world. Please pray that the broadcasts continue to reach believers and even non-believers, so that they may be transformed by God’s Word and messages of hope. Open Doors USA
  • Laos: Pray for the continual flow of bibles, hymnbooks, and other resources into the restricted country of Laos. Two Christians from a remote village recently took a 12-hour hike and 3-hour boat ride to pick up some bibles for their church. Please pray that these materials will enable many isolated believers to grow in their faith. AsiaLink
  • Afghanistan: Jesus is meeting with Afghans in dreams and visions! Please pray for security for all believers and seekers, that God will direct them to a place of nurture and discipleship. Pray also for Open Doors secret teams as they connect with and provide fellowship and support for Afghan believers in Central Asia. Open Doors UK
  • Senegal: The Gusilay team in Senegal have recently finished translating the book of Genesis and are now recording parts of it. Pray that the voice actors would speak their lines in an engaging way for the recording of the voices of the Genesis film. Praise God for all who were involved in composing songs about Abraham and creation and pray that it would give them a desire to know the stories behind the songs. Pray for God to be at work in the hearts of many in the Gusilay community as they hear his word. Wycliffe
  • Tajikistan: Much of Tajikistan’s landscape could be described as barren and inhospitable; sadly the same could be said of the spiritual landscape too. Church planting is a very delicate and slow process where people are very suspicious of Christianity. Please pray that the Tajik bible will continue to impact the community. AsiaLink
  • NEPAL: Woman’s Witness Impacts Entire Village

The Signs of the Last Days are Obvious!

Just like Jesus told His Disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane…

41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!

Matthew 26:41 NLT

Good advice! However, all this is not to scare you, but to warn you, to give you hope, as well as a sense of urgency. Dig deeper…

Jesus is coming soon whether you’re ready or not!

If you’re not sure if you’re saved or not, if you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, feel His Shalom — a peace that surpasses all understanding, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven after you die, or that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, which can happen at any moment, this is what you have to do…

Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.

  • Believe — have Faith — that Jesus is the Christ and He died taking your sins away forever and that He rose from the dead 3 days later.
  • Repent of your sins — stop sinning! Do a complete 180-degree turn in your life and surrender your life to Him. When you ask Jesus to forgive you He will. ALL your sins will be wiped clean — past, present, and future! And All means ALL!
  • Be Baptized by water baptism — show the world and yourself that you have died to your old life and are born again in Christ.
  • Receive the gift of Holy Spirit in your heart.

Invite Jesus into Your Heart and Receive the Gift of Grace, Joy, Peace, and the Confident Hope of Eternal Life…



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