There were multiple news stories this past week that are noteworthy from a prophetic perspective. The common thread tying them all together is the growing sense that things are not what they seem to be. The ruling elite wants us to just accept the narrative being trumpeted by the mainstream media at face value. They don't want us to question the story we're told and marginalize any who do as radical conspiracy theorists. The amazing thing is that the propaganda is effective, most people just accept the official party line as-is not wanting to believe that their trusted institutions could be so brazenly deceptive.
We apparently now have a deal with Iran that will lift the economic sanctions on them in return for their promise not to build a nuclear weapon any time soon. It remains to be seen if Congress can do anything to stop this agreement from being implemented. Once upon a time in this country when we were governed by constitutional rule of law, the U.S. Senate had to ratify any treaty negotiated by the President. Well things are changing rapidly with the trend of representative bodies like Congress yielding their power to a more centralized authority, like the President. This foreshadows the spirit of the Antichrist where, "these are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast" (Revelation 17:13).
PREDICTION: So given this trend and the times we are in where all power is being centralized, it is likely Congress will be impotent in stopping the Iran deal. [Note: this will be a new feature of this blog to make predictions based
on the trend and what the Bible says of the times preceding the return
of Christ... Predicting the path of this world is getting easier all the time.]
The official narrative of the Iran deal is that it makes peace in the Mideast more likely. President Obama is still trying to earn his Nobel Peace Prize. The peace rationale of the President and his fellow humanists must be that the Iran deal makes it harder for Israel to attack Iran in order to thwart their nuclear weapon development because such an action now goes against the international will. This is as if throttling Israel is all that is needed to prevent war in the Mideast. What naive, irrational thinking. In reality, this Iran deal will ignite a nuclear arms race in the Mideast with Saudi Arabia certain to nuke-up while it empowers Iran as the world's foremost sponsor of state terrorism to fund more conflicts. Both factors make war in the Mideast much more likely and represents a security threat to Israel. Indeed, Jesus said one of the signs of His soon return would be an increase in "wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6, NKJV). By the way, there will be national repercussions for actions that threaten Israel's security, "for he who touches you [Israel] touches the apple of God's eye" (Zechariah 2:8).
Another noteworthy development in the news was the terrorist attack on the U.S. military reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee where four Marines and a Navy petty officer were gunned down. Our government spokespeople and mainstream media pundits are all advancing the story that the terrorist was acting alone and was not directed to perpetrate his murderous attack by any Islamic organization. While this is probably technically true, it totally ignores the bigger picture that the Muslim religion inspires most of the terrorism in the world. The idea that this most resent domestic terrorist was a lone wolf is a derivative of the more general narrative that Islam is a religion of peace. Most independently thinking people who are not duped by the propaganda of the ruling elite know better. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:16, "you will know them by their fruits..." the fruit of Islam is oppression and death.
And then we have the story about how Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider is effectively selling baby organs which is both illegal and immoral. While this story went viral on social media, it was initially ignored by the mainstream media. They eventually had to start reporting on it in order to do damage control on behalf of Planned Parenthood. It is obvious to all but those caught-up in the humanist world view that stories which don't advance their agenda just don't get reported. So those who trust the mainstream media to tell them everything they need to know are willfully blind to what is really going on.
It shouldn't be a great surprise to us that abortion proponents who have no respect for human life in the womb so cavalierly regard baby body parts resulting from their operations as commodities to enhance their revenue. You'd think that there will be criminal ramifications from these revelations and there may be some token Planned Parenthood representatives going to prison but don't expect this to make any changes to their operations. The "right" of a woman to kill her unborn child is too ingrained in our corrupt culture to reverse. It will take the Lord pouring out His wrath on our nation to change the direction of our culture. The Lord did warn us on 9/11/2001 and this nation appeared to turn back to Him for a couple of weeks then it was back to the path away from Him that we have been on for some time. For those who work to advance our abortion culture, "it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones" (Luke 17:2).
The time-frame of Christ's return will be characterized by deception. "Evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived" (2 Timothy 3:13). Our ruling elite and their mainstream media sycophants represent themselves as though they are acting in our best interests when in reality they are faithful to an ideology that hates their Creator and seeks to harm Him by oppressing His people. They lie to advance their agenda because in their mind, the end justifies the means. So we can expect more deception from the high priests of humanism. This is just one more thing that has us followers of Christ looking forward to His return. Come soon Lord Jesus, this corrupt world sorely needs Your intervention.