Identifying the Signs of the Times
A friend at Facebook forwarded the link to the following article by Joseph Farrah, the owner and chief editor of World News Daily, the online source for conservative Christian news:
Earthquakes and hurricanes, oh my:
She forwarded it because she had noted that Joseph said the same thing that I had about the August 23rd, 2011 magnitude 5.9 earthquake on the East coast of America. Like me, Joseph thinks this earthquake with an epicenter so near to Washington DC was a definite warning that bigger judgments are coming upon this nation for losing its spiritual way and abandoning Israel at this crucial hour in history.
It was interesting reading all the varied comments under the article. Some were hostile (reflecting the kind of e-mails I get sometimes) while others were in agreement. Few were somewhere in between, indicating to me that God's grace and mercy are soon going to have an end. Everyone that is going to take a side likely has or will soon! And I for one, am glad.
A Need For Prayer and Rest
Like many of you may be feeling due to the dire global economic down turn and horrible weather worldwide, I am feeling really tired and discouraged right now. That's partly because all the signs are all pointing to a world-wide worsening of both national and personal tribulations and trials in the very near future. As I contemplate what may lie ahead for all of us if we are not taken to Heaven in the Rapture soon, I at times can grow even wearier. The truth is that I am close to giving up because my health is bad, and not because I don’t care. It’s because I care too much and have let myself go in an effort to constantly write, encourage and lead as God has inspired me to do.
I would like to continue to do this until Yahshua comes for us. But this means that I need to do a much better job of listening to God when He admonishes me to take better care of myself. He keeps letting me know that He wants me to finish the race well and I will not be able to do so if I run myself into the ground any worse than I already have.
If my health was better, I know and God knows that I would be better able to handle any big challenges that may lie ahead! So I have been doing my best to make taking care of myself a priority, as I often don’t take care of my own needs or do so last, so it has taken a big toll on my health. So please join me in praying that Yahweh God would keep encouraging and admonishing me where necessary so I won’t give up! And if any of you need prayer and encouragement, please let me know so I can pray for you too.
I am hoping that Yahshua will be coming for us sometime soon, maybe even BEFORE this Feast of Trumpets. Things are lining up in the Middle East so that a peace treaty between Israel and the soon-to-be new state of Palestine can be reached. My guess is that this will be the covenant that at least one of the “heads” or leaders that make up the Beast will break a few years down the road.
Some say this is the final sign that we needed to see happen before the Rapture. I wholeheartedly agree with that conclusion, so I think that we may indeed be going home to be with Yahshua very, very soon!
The Nature of the Beast out of the Sea:
In the meantime, I have come to a tentative conclusion that the Beast out of the Sea that has “SEVEN HEADS” is made up of the finance ministers of the nations that make up the “Group of 7” or G7, which has subsequently become the G8. Please note that since this group consists of the finance ministers of each of the participating nations, these people form the horns on the heads of the group. These are the United States, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Like the Beast out of the Sea should, each of these nations has at least one long border adjoining the oceans of the world, which can be seen as one large sea. Some might say that the G8 can’t be the Beast out of the Sea because it is only supposed to have seven heads. But in actuality, this group only has seven “heads” since Canada has the same Queen or “head” as the United Kingdom, and she definitely controls the monetary system of the United Kingdom behind the scenes! Speaking of the United Kingdom, it is also interesting to note that this one head has 3 horns: the once sovereign nations of England, Scotland and Ireland. So the G8 definitely fits the description of the Beast given below:
Revelation 13:1-3 - “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.”
Fascinatingly, if you think about the cultural exports of the nations involved in the G8, it becomes quite obvious that several of them have shaped the cultural aspects and carnal desires of the people in every other nation on the planet. In fact, there isn’t a place in the world today that doesn’t have access to and some people with a desire for American democratic freedom, capitalism, jeans, theatre, movies, rap and country music and - worst of all - pornography; Japanese cars, anime’ and video games, and British and Celtic culture, traditional Celtic and pop music, and Shakespearean-style theatre.
It’s also interesting to note here that Japan can now be seen as if it had been “mortally wounded” by the March 11th, 2011 earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor failure. Could it be that this economic powerhouse nation will be the head of the Beast that heals? I have no doubt that it very well could be - at least in the short term.
I am sure that many of you might disagree with my hypothesis, and that’s fine. Let’s enjoy debating it in the first formal Live Chat for the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Study Group at Yahoo groups this Thursday night at 7 pm CST (8 pm EST). You can find the link to enter the chat room on the bottom left hand column of the Group main page. Here is the link to the Group, and you’ll find a link to join the group at the top of the page:
Pillar of Enoch Ministry Bible Study & News Group:
If you are not already a member of this closed group, please sign up ASAP to generate a request so I can okay you as a group member before tomorrow night’s live chat. Hope to see you then!
I hope this first chat can be a good time for fellowship and prayer, not just discussion and debate. So, we don’t have to discuss the topics brought up in this article or anything in particular. By the way, I am open to suggestions about the nature of the Beast, and just thought that I’d open with this interesting topic as an incentive for those who want to give me their opinion. I hope to present more evidence to substantiate my belief as I work on harmonizing this idea with what the Book of Revelation says about the Beast, the horns, the Dragon or Antichrist, and the False Prophet. Please feel free to help or hinder me along as you see fit.
By the way, in my opinion, the Beast is NOT the Antichrist, but the Red Dragon could well be! This is because the Beast is led by and subject to the Antichrist or Red Dragon, which also represents Satan. And contrary to popular belief today, I still feel that this Dragon is likely Prince Charles rather than his son William. After all, Prince Charles has had access to and personally owns a large share of the British Crown’s enormous wealth for many years now. Furthermore, Charles has been around since Israel’s inception as a nation (Charles was born in 1948!) and he has been deeply involved BEHIND THE SCENES in shaping many of the economic and environmental choices of the nations in the G8 and the United Nations.
On another note, I'm still hoping for a summer wedding with the King of kings, though it may be late summer or maybe not until next year sometime. Lately I have been thinking that, just as Yahshua was born on the last year of the Fourth Great Day around September 11th, 3 BC, so it may be that we will be taken in the Rapture on a day close to the end of this summer, which officially ends on the Autumn Equinox at dawn on September 22nd - IF this is indeed the first year of the Tribulation and the peace treaty between Israel and Palestine are signed before the end of this year.
I hope to address this topic more on my next show this Sunday, August 28th, as well as the fate of the Apostate Church per the Bible and the Gospel in the Stars, with a critical look at the signs left for us in the Zodiac Signs of Pisces and Taurus and the planets Uranus and Neptune. Interestingly, both Uranus and Neptune are connected to Noah in that Neptune and Uranus were the deified, twisted versions of Noah that the ancient pagans erroneously worshipped as a god.
I am not doing a show tonight as I need to draw near to God in prayer and take care of my ailing body. But I would love to meet for about an hour or two in the chat room for this discussion group. Hope to see you then. Remember, the live chat will start at 7 pm CST (8 pm EST).
God bless and Maranatha!
Your Sister in Yahshua,
Pillar of Enoch Ministry (POEM)