This issue - end time insights - offers, as usual, a collection of items that are newsworthy in light of our proximity to the end time. There are articles pointing to a move to introduce a New World Order which will encourage (and then pressure and, finally, force) everyone into a system. There is much happening with ISIS right now in association with the current crisis in Europe (mostly) as nations there try to manage the flood of "refugees." There are also a few select articles on various environmental problems and the state of America near the end of time.
Insights (my own notes) have been added in a number of cases and, finally, I provide a link to a video by a good friend and careful Bible student. In light of all that is going on in the world, this video points to a coming event that will be a very significant event (a signal event or a sign) showing where we are in Bible prophecy.
Note that I am simply sharing items of interest. That does not imply that I agree with everything presented or with other material that may be on a source's other web pages.
"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars ... nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes ..." (Matt 24:6-7)
Prophecy News - October 2015
I would encourage you to watch the following 15-minute video of some of the signs of the last days that happened around the world within the last month.
This Happened In September: The UN Launched 'The Global Goals' - A Blueprint For A United World
By Michael Snyder, on September 28th, 2015
Have you heard of "the global goals"? If you haven't heard of them by now, rest assured that you will be hearing plenty about them in the days ahead. On September 25th, the United Nations launched a set of 17 ambitious goals that it plans to achieve over the next 15 years. A new website to promote this plan has been established, and you can find it right here. The formal name of this new plan is "the 2030 Agenda", but those behind it decided that they needed something catchier when promoting these ideas to the general population. The UN has stated that these new "global goals" represent a "new universal Agenda" for humanity. Virtually every nation on the planet has willingly signed on to this new agenda, and you are expected to participate whether you like it or not.
Some of the biggest stars in the entire world have been recruited to promote "the global goals". Just check out the YouTube video that I have posted below. This is the kind of thing that you would expect from a hardcore religious cult ...
If you live in New York City, you are probably aware of the "Global Citizen Festival" that was held in Central Park on Saturday where some of the biggest names in the music industry promoted these new "global goals". The following is how the New York Daily News described the gathering ...
It was a party with a purpose.
A star-studded jamboree and an impassioned plea to end poverty rocked the Great Lawn in Central Park as more than 60,000 fans gathered Saturday for the fourth-annual Global Citizen Festival.
The feel-good event, timed to coincide with the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, featured performances by Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.
And it wasn't just the entertainment industry that was promoting this new UN plan for a united world. Pope Francis traveled to New York to give the address that kicked off the conference where this new agenda was unveiled ...
Pope Francis gave his backing to the new development agenda in an address to the U.N. General Assembly before the summit to adopt the 17-point plan opened, calling it "an important sign of hope" at a very troubled time in the Middle East and Africa.
When Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen struck his gavel to approve the development road map, leaders and diplomats from the 193 U.N. member states stood and applauded loudly.
Then, the summit immediately turned to the real business of the three-day meeting — implementation of the goals, which is expected to cost $3.5 trillion to $5 trillion every year until 2030.Click here to read it more including the list of 17 goals.
Ray's note: There was a lot of speculation about the events that were expected to happen in September. We made it through the month without the world coming apart. However, we are steadily moving towards a crisis and the fulfilment of Bible prophecy. The next article speaks of the foundation being laid for what will be an important component of end-time events.
"And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. ... And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." (Rev 13:8,15)
The One World Religion will eventually involve force to get everyone to comply. Doesn't sound like freedom of religion to me.
In New York, Pope Francis Embraced Chrislam And Laid A Foundation For A One World Religion
By Michael Snyder, on September 27th, 2015
Remarks made by Pope Francis at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan have sparked a firestorm of criticism from those that do not believe that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Many have taken the Pope's remarks as a major step in the direction of a one world religion, and the truth is that the Pope has made other such statements in the past. In recent years, the theory that Christianity and Islam are just two distinct paths to God among many others has rapidly gained traction all over the planet. Some religious leaders have even gone so far as to try to merge Islamic and Christian practices, and the term "Chrislam" is now often used to describe this ecumenical movement. If all this sounds incredibly strange to you, just keep reading, because this is just the tip of the iceberg.
What Pope Francis had to say at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan has received very little coverage by the mainstream media, but it was exceedingly significant. The following is how he began his address ...
I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.
In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.
He did not choose those words by accident. In Islam, Allah is known as "the all-merciful one". If you doubt this, just do a Google search.
And this is not the first time Pope Francis has used such language. For instance, the following comes from remarks that he made during his very first ecumenical meeting as Pope ...
I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you. I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.
The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions - I wish to repeat this: promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – it also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious dialogue performs.
Pope Francis clearly believes that Christians and Muslims worship the exact same God. And so that helps to explain why he authorized "Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran" at the Vatican for the first time ever back in 2014.Click here to read it all
ISIS Tells Assyrian Christians in Sweden: 'Convert or Die: The Caliphate Is Here'
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. Oct. 14, 2015
Assyrian Christians living in Sweden have been targeted with a string of threatening messages linked to the Islamic State, including demands that they "convert or die."
A recent report by Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter revealed that the Assyrian community in the city of Gothenburg, in southwestern Sweden, is being menaced by unidentified aggressors using known Islamic State methods and symbols. According to reports, local police are investigating the threats, but so far have found nothing.
The town of Gothenburg is a hotbed for jihadist recruiting, and the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet earlier this year reported that at least 150 people had left the city to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp has called Gothenburg "the Swedish Center for Jihadists," and the town with a population of a half million has contributed more fighters to ISIS than the entire United States of America.
On Tuesday, Swedish Assyrian Markus Samuelsson found the walls of his restaurant in Gothenburg covered in jihadist graffiti, including messages of "Convert or Die" and "The Caliphate is Here."
These same messages, along with the ISIS logo and the Arabic letter ن were painted on the walls of the Le Pain François bakery and the next-door pizzeria as well, though other, non-Assyrian owned restaurants were left untouched.
"I felt a sudden chill down my spine. It's terribly painful, we feel threatened," Samuelsson, who owns Le Pain François, told DN.
ISIS militants in the Middle East have used the Arabic letter ن to signify Christians - Nazarenes - and painted it on the doors of Christian homes in Mosul before seizing the city last year. Identifying the homes of Christians, Islamic State fighters later drove them out of the city, telling them to either leave, convert to Islam, or pay a tax.Click here to read it all
ISIS Spreads to Afghanistan, Libya and Ukraine
Everywhere the U.S. Promotes Regime Change, ISIS Follows
You know about ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
But did you know that ISIS is also spreading like a cancer in Afghanistan?
The Independent reported in July:
The Americans, who were, just three months ago, dismissing the arrival of Isis in Afghanistan as nothing more than an internal squabble within Taliban, now belatedly acknowledge they are facing a growing threat with very limited means of response after the withdrawal of the bulk of international forces at the end of last year.
The head of the US military has held an urgent meeting with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to discuss how to "oppose the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant". General Martin Dempsey spoke afterwards about the need to address "the transregional nature of what is clearly a persistent threat that has to be addressed at a sustainable level over a period of time".
The Americans, in other words, are casting around for a strategy.
Isis has been posting videos of Pakistani soldiers being beheaded and has declared that the "Islamist State" will spread across Afghanistan and Pakistan.
As well as seizing territory from the Taliban, Isis are grabbing opium, of which Afghanistan is the biggest producer in the world, and moving it west along parts of Iraq under its control, adding to their already substantial war chest.Click here to read it all
MUST WATCH: Whistleblower doctor explains HORRIFIC reality dealing with Muslim invaders in Germany
Posted by The Right Scoop on Oct 8, 2015
This is unbelievable.
A Czech doctor, who works in a German hospital, is so disgusted and overwhelmed with the Muslim migrant invaders that she is threatening to leave the country and go back home to the Czech Republic. She explains, via an email letter (because the press is forbidden from reporting on this), how horrific the conditions are in these hospitals, with the Muslim invaders bringing diseases they weren't even prepared to treat. But that's just part of it. The superior attitudes of these Muslims and their belief that they should get everything for free is wreaking havoc everywhere, from the hospitals to the pharmacies.
Really, you must watch this video where an independent Czech television host reads the letter in full. Or, if you prefer, read the transcription.
Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and, we, women, are refusing to go among those animals, especially from Africa. Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by police with K-9 units.
I really don't need this! But I'm afraid that if I return, that at some point it will be the same in the Czech Republic. If the Germans, with their nature cannot handle this, there in Czechia it would be total chaos. Nobody who has not come in contact with them has no idea what kind of animals they are, especially the ones from Africa, and how Muslims act superior to our staff, regarding their religious accommodation.Click here to read it all
Watch this video (16 min). It addresses the question "Is ISIS using the refugee crisis as a Trojan Horse?" You won't hear this viewpoint in the mainstream media. (The last minute is just an ad.)
China Says Military Will "Stand Up And Use Force" If US Sends Warships To Islands
Tyler Durden, 10/15/2015
Earlier this week, US officials indicated that they are set to go through with a plan to sail warships around China's man-made islands in the Spratlys.
"It's just a matter of time when it happens," one government source told WSJ.
Over the course of the last six months, we've seen China's land reclamation efforts go from oddity, to spectacle, to alleged "provocation", to excuse for war as Washington feels compelled to come to the aid of its allies in the South Pacific who cried foul after it became apparent that this was no "normal" dredging effort.
In short, China has created some 3,000 acres of new sovereign territory and the US claims Beijing is effectively trying to redraw maritime boundaries on the way to establishing new military outposts. For its part, China denies the allegations and has responded with a peculiar mix of veiled threats (tweaking the wording of its official maritime strategy), not-so-veiled threats (telling a US spy plane with a CNN crew on board to "go now"), and humorous propaganda (a series of pictures from Fiery Cross depicting women, puppies, and gardens).
Despite efforts to de-escalate the matter when Xi visited the US this month, Beijing looks set to draw a line in the sand (no pun intended) when it comes to allowing the US to sail warships near the islands.Click here to read it all
Ray's note: the story above and the next two could fit into the "rumors of wars" (Matt 24:6) category.
UK-Russia Aerial Confrontation?
If an incident did happen between Russia and the UK it would greatly heighten tensions between the superpowers.
Preview Of World War III? Russia Is Putting On A Display Of Firepower That Is Shocking The World
By Michael Snyder, on October 4th, 2015
The Russians have unleashed their own version of "shock and awe" in Syria, and the brutal efficiency of their airstrikes against ISIS targets has stunned many observers around the globe. For more than a year, the Obama administration has claimed that its bombing campaign in Syria has been a "success", and yet ISIS has continued to grow stronger and gain more territory. But now just over a few days the tide of the conflict appears to have turned. The whole world has gotten a chance to see what a global superpower can truly do to a bunch of radical Islamic terrorists when it is focused and determined. The images that we have seen of hardened ISIS command centers being wiped off the face of the map by Russian bombs are truly impressive. But why did those targets still exist in the first place? Was the U.S. military unable to identify them previously? Or could it be possible that the Obama administration did not want to hit them?
What we do know is that a state of panic has been created among ISIS militants that we have not seen previously. There are reports of hundreds of terrorists abandoning their positions and trying to flee the country ...
Russian air strikes Saturday targeting the Islamic State group in Syria have sown "panic", forcing some 600 "militants" to abandon their positions and head to Europe, Moscow claimed.
Summing up the results of Russia's first three days of strikes, a senior official with the General Staff said Russian jets had made more than 60 sorties over 50 IS targets and added that Russia would ramp up its aerial campaign.
"Our intelligence shows that militants are leaving areas under their control. Panic and desertion have started in their ranks," Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, a senior Russian General Staff official, said in a statement.
"Some 600 mercenaries have abandoned their positions and are trying to find their way into Europe," Kartapolov said.
Of course the mainstream media in the United States is downplaying the effectiveness of these attacks. The Obama administration is very much against these Russian airstrikes, and it is quite an embarrassment to the U.S. that the Russians are doing what we were either unwilling or unable to do.Click here to read it all
Huge oil discovery on Golan Heights
Estimates are that the amount of oil found will make Israel self sufficient for very many years to come.
After more than a year of round-the-clock drilling, large amounts of oil have been found on the Golan Heights. Estimates are that the amount of oil discovered will make Israel self sufficient for very many years to come.
Afek Oil and Gas chief geologist Dr. Yuval Bartov told Channel 2 News, "We are talking about a strata which is 350 meters thick and what is important is the thickness and the porosity. On average in the world strata are 20-30 meters thick, so this is ten times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities. The important thing is to know the oil is in the rock and that's what we now know."
Three drillings have so far taken place in the southern Golan Heights which have found large reserves of oil. Potential production is dramatic - billions of barrels, which will easily provide all Israel's oil needs. Israel consumes 270,000 barrels of oil per day.Click here to read it all
America #1? 36 Facts That Prove That The United States Is An 'Exceptional' Nation
By Michael Snyder, on October 13th, 2015
Is the United States an "exceptional" nation? Well, the facts show that we are, but not for the reasons that you may think. Now that it is election season, we have all sorts of politicians running around proclaiming that America is the greatest nation on the entire planet. And just this week, Warren Buffett stated that "America's great now - it's never been greater". But is it actually true? Is the United States still a great nation? I would submit that the numbers suggest otherwise. I love America, and in my opinion there is not much hope for us until we are willing to admit to ourselves just how far we have fallen. The following are 36 facts that prove that the United States is an "exceptional" nation ...
#1 According to a brand new report that was just released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States has the fattest population in the entire industrialized world by a wide margin.
#2 That same report from the OECD also found that we are number one in child obesity. In fact, at 38 percent our rate of childhood obesity is even higher than our overall rate of obesity.
#3 According to USA Today, the obesity rate in the United States has more than doubled over the past 25 years.
#4 The Washington Post has reported that Americans spend an average of 293 minutes a day watching television, which is the most in the world by a wide margin. And as I have discussed previously, more than 90 percent of the "programming" that we absorb is created by just 6 enormously powerful media corporations.
#5 One study found that the average American spends more than 10 hours a day using some sort of electronic device.
#6 By the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately 40,000 murders on television.
#7 The average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.
#8 Out of 22 countries studied by the Educational Testing Service, Americans were dead last in tech proficiency, dead last in numeracy and only two countries performed worse than us when it came to literacy proficiency.Click here to read it all
Eleven dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding
Greg Lacour, Oct. 6, 2015
Floodwaters from unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina have killed 11 people, closed some 550 roads and bridges and prompted hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars, officials said on Monday.
Governor Nikki Haley warned residents to remain on alert as rain continued to fall in some of the hardest-hit areas, including the state capital, Columbia, which saw its wettest days on record over the weekend.
"This is not over," Haley said at news conference. "There's still a lot of water out there."
President Barack Obama declared a disaster in South Carolina, making federal funds available to governments and non-profits in 11 counties.
More than 2 feet (60 cm) of rain have fallen in the past three days in parts of South Carolina, and moderate to heavy rain persisted on Monday in the state's saturated northeastern corner ...Click here to read it all
Underground fire 300 meters from nuclear waste causes St. Louis to hatch contingency plan
The Japan Times, Oct. 8, 2015
ST. LOUIS - Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by just 300 meters.
Government officials have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially "catastrophic event" that could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely populated area near the city's main airport.
Although the fire at Bridgeton Landfill has been burning since at least 2010, the plan for a worst-case scenario was developed only a year ago and never publicized until this week, when St. Louis radio station KMOX first obtained a copy.
County Executive Steve Stenger cautioned that the plan "is not an indication of any imminent danger."
"It is county government's responsibility to protect the health, safety and well-being of all St. Louis County residents," he said in a statement.Click here to read it all
US East Coast flooding could soon rise by 350 times
Eric Hopton, Sep. 22, 2015
Uh oh. Radley Horton, a climate scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute, recently predicted a massive increase in flooding along the East coast of the United States, stating that flood risk could rise by as much as 350 times.
According to Horton's study, a combination of two significant factors affecting the flood risk is greater than the sum of the parts. When he modeled the combined effect of climate-change driven sea level rises and coastal storms, he found the interaction could "produce alarming spikes in the combined height and duration of flooding." In fact, the report, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, claims that coastal flooding could possibly shoot up several hundredfold by 2100, from the Northeast through to Texas.
Until now, these two hazards have been assessed mostly in isolation from each other. "When you look at hazards separately, it's bad enough, but when you consider the joint effects of two hazards together, you can get some surprises," said Horton.
A region at risk
Sea levels are rising around the world, but the Eastern US has been particularly hit hard. Over the last hundred years, the East coast sea-level has risen far above the 8 inch global average. In much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including New York City, the rise is up to 12 inches.
Global rise is being driven by melting ice and expansion of seawater as the ocean warms. But in the East coast region, sinking land and currents driving water towards the coast have made matters far worse. Most current estimates predict a further 2 to 4 foot rise by 2100. Some estimates are as high as 6 feet!
Other studies suggest the intensity of the biggest storms, generated in the North Atlantic by changes in the frequency and power of tropical cyclones, may increase, because warmer waters contain more energy.
The new study shows how the two factors may work together. The authors analyzed 15 climate models at five locations: Atlantic City, N.J.; Charleston, S.C.; Key West, Fla.; Pensacola, Fla.; and Galveston, Tex. They also considered the probability that the models could act together in time to produce more than the sum of their parts. Five models simulated both high local sea-level rises and increases in the strongest storms. Based on the analysis, the authors make two projections for the 21st century.Click here to read it all
Below is an update of some recent events for October 2015 (30 min). Take note that the first few scenes are not real and a couple of others are repeated.
Another video (8 min) of prophetic events from recent days ... What's next?
We can have many end-time insights based on how events in the world correspond with what scripture tells us is coming in the future. However, there are some very key events that are coming. One account of such an event that I would like to recommend is explained by a good friend, Tom Stapleton, of His Truth Seeker's Ministry in this YouTube video The Signal Event of His Coming.
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)
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