Phoenix, Arizona is set to have close to and may be over 30 consecutive days over 110 degrees! We blew by the record of 21 consecutive days set in 1974. What’s makes you wonder, is that it’s not just America, but several other countries around the world. Check out the last days seismic weather section.
Christians, ignoring the Book of Revelation — and Bible Prophecy — is to ignore the blessings from God. Bible Prophecy is not meant to scare us, but to prepare us and to give us encouragement and confident hope. It’s the type of secure feeling that nothing in this world can give ever you.
Furthermore, ignoring prophecy distorts the entire message of the Bible. Obviously, if you remove prophecy, you remove the proof that the Bible is from a divine source. Interestingly, that’s what makes the Bible different from any other religious book. Besides that, where else do you get invited to a Heavenly Wedding Feast?
With that in mind, let’s look at this week’s wrap up of the increasing birth pains of the last days.
Last Days Bible Prophecies
Coming True Right Now!
Wars, Threats of Wars, People Group vs
Ukraine / Russia
- Russia did not renew the grain agreement that allowed Ukraine to ship wheat through the Black Sea. Thus, Ukrainian wheat is rotting in warehouses at port cities. That can have a domino effect in many parts of the world.
- The Ukrainian Minister of Agriculture, Mykola Solsky, accuses Russia of destroying 60,000 tons of grain stored in a port near Odessa last night. According to him, the grain was supposed to be sent two months ago as part of the “Grain Corridor” agreement with Russia (which now has ended).
- “This is an act of terrorism against the whole world,” he said. “Food security is under threat again.”
- There was a heavy Russian attack on Odessa and Nikolaev. They are destroying the seaports due to the end of the grain deal.
- Russia and Ukraine announced that starting at midnight, Thursday, ships sailing to the other side’s ports in the Black Sea will be “military targets”.
- The U.S. is warning that Russia is preparing “False Flag” attacks on civilian ships and blaming Ukraine.
Elsewhere Around the World…
- Inspired by Ukraine war, Taiwan launches drone blitz to counter China
- North Korea warns of “nuclear repercussions” after US nuclear submarine’s appearance in South Korea.
- China attempted to buy land near US Air Force Base.
- India: Indian Catholic Bishop Raises Concerns Over Unrest Potentially Spreading from Manipur
Undoubtedly, we are witnessing the CONVERGENCE of numerous events — all prophesied in the Bible happening all at once! Unfortunately, things are going to get way worse before Jesus comes for His born-again believers in the Rapture.
Nevertheless, our hope is in knowing that HE is still in control!
Jesus warned us, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” The Greek word for “nation” is “ethnos” from which we get our words “ethnic” and “ethnicity”. It’s also translated as “people group” against “people group”.
the Middle East
- Israel: There have been 3,600-plus Palestinian terror attacks in first half of 2023 in Israel
- US Commitment to Israel: How Real Is It?
- Biden treats Israeli government worse than Iran.
- Republicans double down on Israel support; Democrats become even more anti-Israel.
- Thomas Nides, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Israel, approved nearly $1 million to support delegitimizing Israel.
- Israel’s Defense Minister Gallant reveals that Iran has plotted over 50 terror attacks globally against Jews.
- Crises in Lebanon Makes It Vulnerable to Control by Hezbollah
- Israeli President Speaks to US Congress
- President Biden finally talks to Bibi Netanyahu
- Iraq: mobs stormed the Swedish embassy in the country and burned it down in protest of the burning of the Koran a few weeks ago.
- Shiite demonstrations also began in Beirut, Lebanon, against Sweden, this after the call of arch terrorist Hassan Nasrallah to take revenge on Sweden. He called on all Arab countries to sever relations with Sweden, and expel its people. Europe, wake up! You are in danger of Shia terrorism, in addition to the Sunni one. Video
- Iran moves toward possible atom bomb test in defiance of Western sanctions
- Iran is angry with Russia
- Another Foreshadow of the Ezekiel 38 War
For up-to-the-minute, breaking news from Israel, follow Amir Tsarfati on Telegram.
Earthquakes & “Seismic” Weather Events, Pestilence, Plagues & Famine
The Greek word for “earthquake” is “seismos”, which refers to seismic weather like tornadoes, hurricanes, and violent storms as well as earthquakes and volcanoes.
It’s Hot All Over!
- Deadly heat claims first life in Italy and Spain faces 44C as heatwave hits tourist hot spots
- The heat index just reached a staggering 152 degrees in the Middle East — nearly at the limit for human survival.
- Canada is still on fire!
- Canada is experiencing the most destructive wildlife season on record (map). There are currently 881 fires burning in Canada as the air quality of DC, Indiana, New York and other cities has rapidly deteriorated. 578 fires are classified as being completely out of control. A national preparedness level 5 has now been declared in Canada. Can someone explain to me why most of Canada is on fire?
- The largest smoke plume yet from Canadian wildfires blankets 23 states prompting Code Orange warnings.
- Rare, powerful thunderstorm in Croatia, likened to Texas-style weather, claims four lives, leaves over 2 000 injured
- Record rainfall, massive flooding in Kentucky prompts evacuation and state of emergency
- 16 injured as North Carolina experiences rare July EF-3 tornado
Meanwhile, in Minnesota, US…
Pestilence & Famine
- Health Department released thousands of illegal immigrant kids with latent tuberculosis infections
- A massive swarm of grasshoppers wreaks havoc in Utah adding to the dilemma of local farmers suffering from drought.
- Stock up while you still can, 2.4 billion people already impacted by new Global famine accelerating.
- Houston health officials are reporting an explosive syphilis outbreak with 128% spike in cases among women. (Remember how syphilis is spread.)
Swarms this Week
Increased Satanic Evil, Sexual Immorality, Apostasy, False Teachings, Corruption, and Deception in the Last Days
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 17:28-30 NLT
- The United Church of Christ (UCC) overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on member congregations of the liberal mainline denomination to help “pregnant people” get abortions.
- Left-Wing United Church of Christ Resolution Claims Abortion Is ‘Healthcare.’
- Pope Francis picks notorious pro-LGBT clerics to participate in October Synod, “defying God’s commands against sodomites.”
New World Order, Great Reset, Economic Chaos, Big Brother, & Government Overreach in the Last Days
- A growing number of bank customers are reporting “unexpected account closures”.
- Over 20% Of U.S. Loans Rejected In Last Year—Hitting 5-Year High
- Canadian wildfires not only raised air pollution, but are affecting Lumber prices!
- The End Of An Era For Stocks, Warns The Fed
- Despite a blackout by the American media, the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact brought more than 50 world leaders to Paris for a meeting that is sure to have far-reaching consequences for the world.
- IMF Hints At Allowing Countries To Use Chinese Yuan For Debt Repayment
- Irish Farmers Outraged as Government Moves to Cull (cut out, eliminate, kill) 200,000 Healthy Cows to Meet Climate Goals
- Canada has Fallen
Alphabet Soup Key
Here’s a key to the global organizations and acronyms that you hear about in the news…
- IMF: International Monetary Fund
- WHO: World Health Organization
- WEF: World Economic Forum
- BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, among other countries
- CBDC: Central Bank Digital Currency
- Ai: Artificial Intelligence
- NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- DARPA: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
- SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
Jesus said regarding the Last Days…
“But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.”
“Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers.”Matthew 24:8-9 NLT
Increased Christian Persecution
- India: The outbreak of violence was met with a muted response from the government. It echoes the refusal of India’s Solicitor General earlier this year to acknowledge Christian persecution in many parts of the country. Pray that a light will shine on the government’s urgent need to better protect religious minorities in India.
- India: Hindu mob attacks Christian school principal in India
- California: After being on display for over 5 decades, a cross monument has been removed by a CA town.
- A Christian council member in Britain has been suspended for a tweet calling pride a sin.
- Christian Web Designer Faces Threats After Historic SCOTUS Battle: Watch Her Explain Why She Fought For First Amendment Victory
- Muslims Again Break Up Worship of Church in Indonesia
- Russian Orthodox Church Allegedly Backs Religious Persecution Campaign in Ukraine
- A report published by Global Christian Relief in June detailed the publicized occupation by Russian forces of the Ukrainian Christian Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity in Mariupol in May, where the clergy were ousted by thirty troops.
- Around 500 religious buildings, theological institutions, and sacred sites were either completely destroyed, damaged, or looted by Russian operatives since the invasion began, according to data shared at the Summit on International Religious Freedom in January by the Ukrainian Institute for Religious Freedom.
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More on Christian Persecution
We must pray and speak out against persecution.
The Gospel Around the World
in the Last Days!
Obviously, there is bad news all over the world. Nevertheless, there is also great news — signs of hope — that born-again Christians are doing what Jesus told us to do in the Great Commission and before He left us.
- Central African Republic – SIL: Thank God for the progress being made by the five teams nearing completion of their New Testaments, and for the hours that our translation consultant team has been able to spend working with them.
- Vietnam: Please remember gospel workers in Vietnam who support a network of churches and help supply them with bibles.
- China: Praise God that, despite a ban on under-18s attending church activities, young people are still being reached and discipled.
- Germany – ECM International: Praise God for our social centre in Germany. In the last years, the Lord blessed us with many people who came to believe in Him. This spiritually empty place is now a growing Christian community. We see from God that it is time for us, as missionaries, to give leadership to the local people. (What is the mission field in your backyard?)
- Nepal: A believer in Nepal recently received a bible for the first time even though he had been a Christian for several years.
- Spain – Reach Beyond: A recent evangelistic campaign by churches in the Campo de Gibraltar area had around 70 participants every Saturday. Our local Christian radio station Radio Vida went along and recorded interviews with some of those who attended, and these testimonies are being played to that part of Spain throughout the week.
- Kosovo – TEN UK: Please pray for peace and stability for Kosovo and the region as the situation with Serbia government has been very unsettled recently. The Serbia government do not recognise Kosovo’s declaration of independence passed in 2008. The evangelical Church is very small but growing. From about 80 believers at the outbreak of war in 1998, there are now over 2,000 young men and teens who know Jesus.
- Brunei – Online Outreach: Our friends ask for prayer as they plan to recruit a team of digital-responders for a new online ministry to Malay people in Brunei. As many people live on their mobile phones, the aim is to engage with people through targeted ads on Facebook. Please pray for transformed lives.
- Tucker Carlson Is Reading the Bible: It’s ‘the Most Interesting Thing … I’ve Ever Done’
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- Evangelistic Group That Has Seen over 66,000 Professions of Faith to Hold First-Ever US Crusade
- There Is a ‘Revival in America’s Prisons’ Says 2nd Chance Outreach Founder
- China: Church Trains Pastor for Ministry to Restricted Minority
- ‘Definitely a Spiritual Awakening’: Thousands of GenZers Get Baptized, Make Professions of Faith at Summer Camps
- Middle East: Field workers hadn’t been able to go to Salwa’s homeland. But that didn’t stop the Gospel from reaching her.
- Thailand: Please pray for K, serving among Muslims in the south of Thailand. They are exploring creative ways to build meaningful connections with their neighbours. AsiaLink
- Maldives: The Maldives need a lot of prayer. Christian witness is very difficult and dangerous in this very strict Muslim country. Please pray for a young couple who is preparing to go there to serve through friendship evangelism alongside their everyday work. Pray that their work visas will soon be granted.
We Are Living in the Last Days!
In the Book of Acts, Peter and John were preaching in Jerusalem and were put in jail. The number of believers grew from the first 120 who received the Holy Spirit in Pentecost to the 3000 who were added when they started preaching, to “about 5000” (Acts 4:4). Consequently, the high priests, the Saducees, the teachers of religious law — the guys who hated Jesus and had Him killed — brought Peter and John before the council. Eventually, they were let go.
News of their release reached the believers and they prayed this prayer…
24 When they heard the report (of Peter and John’s release), all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— 25 you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying,
‘Why were the nations so angry?
Why did they waste their time with futile plans?
26 The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the Lord and against his Messiah.’ (Psalm 2)
27 “In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed. 28 But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will. 29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”Acts 4:24-30 NLT
Obviously, between existing wars and rumors of wars, increased lawlessness and evil, throw in Christian Persecution, we can ask God, “Why are the nations so angry?” Though it may not look it, we must remember that God is still in control! He is still SOVEREIGN! Jesus is King! His Kingdom come, His Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!
Moreover, we should live with the courage and boldness like the first true believers. In other words, we must STUDY the Bible daily, OBEY what it says, PRAY together with other true born-again believers, and finally, in obeying, we must preach the Word of God with boldness.
The verse right after that prayer in Acts reads…
31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
How? Through the Power of the Holy Spirit!
Are YOU Secure in YOUR Salvation
Through Jesus Christ?
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…
Jesus, you are the unbreakable, unshakeable, immovable foundation that stands the test of time and keeps us standing strong in the face of panic-inducing winds and terrifying storms. Help us to remember that we born-again believers are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven — and this evil earth is not our home! Thank you for being our confident hope!
Lord, please come soon to fulfill your salvation, and grant us patience, strength, courage and boldness as we wait to see it. Amen.
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