At the end of 1994, God’s Church was given the opportunity to be awakened and to face the truth of “why” the Church was literally and spiritually collapsing. Only by facing the truth could individuals change (repent), become spiritually alert, and once again take charge of their future.
At the end of 2008, the United States was given the opportunity to be awakened and to face the truth of “why” the economy was collapsing. The truth has not been addressed because people are deeply entrenched in pride, selfishness, arrogance and lust. Thus the actual condition of the nations has become much worse in every way. Rather than repenting of the conditions that led to the initial collapsing of the economy, people have chosen the way of greed, politics (the “way” of lying, compromise, secret deals, and the struggle for power), and the preservation of “that way” over genuine change.
The spirit begotten Church that was scattered will not listen to God, so why would a physical, carnal nation listen to God? Both are in deep sleep due to their own choices of the manner in which they are responding to the conditions engulfing them. The resistance to hearing God’s true warnings is so great that only a small percentage can be awakened, but even then it is only after they receive a traumatic shaking.
Yes, the year 2008 (especially the final month) will prove to be both the end and the beginning of “God’s final witness” to mankind. God inspired that very title of a book to reflect His timing for ending the age of man’s self-rule on earth and giving witness of “why” His merciful judgment is so righteously justified for this final time. That book is 2008 – God’s Final Witness.
By the end of 2008, God ended all His warnings to mankind. The history of 6,000 years of testimony—of God’s true word—of His true witness to mankind, about mankind, had been fully established. And since the end of 2008, “God’s final witness” of that 6,000-year record is being fully established—fully recorded for all time through unfolding events that culminate on May 27, 2012. This final witness is that man is still the same. He continues to refuse to listen to God’s prophets, refuses to repent, and actually mocks, ridicules, slanders, and hates God’s truth and His servants.
God’s Great Mercy
Mankind, including the Church that was scattered, will not at this time acknowledge the great mercy of God in these end-times. It is because they do not believe God. They do not believe we are in the end-time. Yet, God’s very mercy toward mankind will prove to be the greatest witness, above all testimony, of God’s true relationship toward His creation.
It has not yet entered into the hearts of mankind, not even in the Church that was scattered, the level or kind of love that God has for His creation. God has chosen to give His greatest testimony (witness) at this end-time of the “truth” of His mercy over the past 6,000 years. As a result, He has been withholding the timing of man’s final suffering of great tribulation in this final period. God has intervened to prevent and hold back great suffering through the major portion of this final three and one-half years of His final witness on earth. If He had not done so, the world would have suffered incredible great loss (especially in sickness, destruction, and death) to this point in time. If God had not intervened by granting great mercy upon this world, we would already be in WWIII, the United States would have already ceased to exist as a self-governing nation, and the current president would have never entered office.
That great tribulation and suffering is still coming and so very soon now, but in God’s mercy, as with His mercy for the past 6,000 years, He has prevented from happening what mankind rightly deserves in judgment. So rather than experiencing horrendous suffering for the past three years, that period for suffering has been reduced to only a few months—and all because of God’s great mercy.
Nearly three years have passed and now the world is about to enter the time of final suffering that man’s own ways have brought upon himself. God has shortened the time for actual suffering in great tribulation, yet the final tribulation will still occur to the same magnitude as God has prophesied through time. Dramatically shortening the duration of suffering reveals the magnitude of God’s mercy on a disbelieving and disobedient world, just as it always has been. This is God’s true witness and final testimony to man!
In Deep Sleep
The world cannot yet “see” God’s great mercy, and before it can see it, it will experience great tribulation before God sends His Son back to this earth as its Messiah. Right now, the world remains asleep.
Prophecy that God has given over the ages is now crying out as the final stages for tribulation are being fully set in place as God comes to the moment He will no longer hold back the final sounding of the Trumpets of Revelation. Over the last two months, world news, though sometimes difficult to find, is headlining the formation of prophetic events that provide a front row seat to the final emergence of ten nations in Europe who will lead the world into a final war. Led by the United States, the collapsing world economy that began in 2008 is now accelerating and forcing future events into position, just as God warned they would.
At a time when technology was beginning to change the world in major ways, the world began entering a troubled period revealed by God as a prophesied sixth revival of the old Holy Roman Empire. WWII came upon a sleeping world. The world sought to ignore, minimize events, and placate governments in an effort to somehow make the inevitable just go away. Denial and self imposed sleep concerning the truth—the reality—of escalating world conditions did not make the problems go away.
Germany’s invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, forced Europe to begin awakening to the true conditions at hand, but it took an invasion to start that process of being shaken out of sleep. Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany on the 3rd of September, but the rest of Europe still chose to sleep as though it still might all just go away.
After the fall of Poland, there was a relative lull in fighting. This finally ended when Germany invaded Norway and Denmark on April 9, 1940. Even through this passage of time, several countries (the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg) had chosen neutral positions in the war, yet themselves were invaded on May 10, 1940, as well as France.
After securing the Balkan region by invading Yugoslavia and Greece on April 6, 1941, the Germans and their allies invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Even after two full years had passed since the war began, where was the United States?
It was because of Japan’s plans for expansion in the Far East and their attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 that the United States was finally brought into the war. Admiral Yamamoto was ordered to attack the U.S. and is said to have made the statement, “We have awakened a sleeping giant.” It took that event to finally awaken a nation out of a self-imposed deep sleep.
History is repeating itself, however this time, before WWIII comes on the world scene, God has declared that the United States will collapse before she can be awakened! Yes, the United States is prophesied to collapse as a nation before she can be awakened and before WWIII strikes the earth. That collapse is now at the doorstep. Except for a very few whom God has chosen to call into His Church, no one wants to listen to such pronouncements. No one believes them. Instead, the truth is ridiculed, ignored, slandered, and even mocked. That does not change what is fast approaching and what “will” happen!
This time, as it has been stated, God is not going to allow the United States to be awakened as a nation. Only individuals can be awakened as they come to repentance for disobeying God. Remaining asleep is the result of the inability, or perhaps better said, the lack of will in leadership in government, business and religion. Therefore, a meaningful change in the course of direction is not going to be made. The truth is, that due to selfish desire to retain power and hold to the ways of greed, change will not be made.
God’s Final Witness
In two short months, the world will be thrust into the seventh and final phase of this end-time. This period will be marked by well over fifty percent of all Bible prophecy being fulfilled.
This posting cannot cover all the news that is flooding upon the world scene that screams out at a world that is largely asleep. Catastrophic events are about to be unleashed and very, very few hear the warning cries.
God first revealed to His two end-time witnesses, His final two prophets that His Son would return to this earth in a second-coming as King of kings on May 27, 2012. That revelation gave way to numerous other revelations concerning end-time prophetic events. But anyone who hears of this, in the world or in the Church that was scattered, considers this to be absurd, presumptuous, arrogant, and filled with self- aggrandizement. Such was also true concerning the world’s behavior toward Jesus Christ at his first coming.
It matters little that people will not believe God at this time, as disbelief does not prevent God from doing as He will. All that is stated here is true and will come to pass! There is prophecy in the book of Amos that is directly related to what has been written in this posting:
“The Lord Eternal will do nothing except He first reveal it unto His servants the prophets. The lion has roared and who will not fear? The Lord Eternal has spoken and who can help but prophesy?” (Amos 3:7-8)
Yes, God reveals to His prophets in advance what He is bringing to pass. Although many in the world and those of the Church that was scattered do not like that a date has been set for the return of Jesus Christ as the Messiah, God has fulfilled His promise to reveal what He does in advance. He has revealed that His Son is to come as the prophesied Messiah on May 27, 2012. I have not given this, but God has given this!
Jesus Christ was sentenced to death because he said he was born to be King and that he was the Son of God. It is the true witness of mankind that those things spoken by God’s prophets are hated, ridiculed and slandered. It is for the reason of this very unjust spirit that God will now no longer hold back the tribulation upon the end of this age.
If you were found in the wild where a lion roared, you would fear! But prophecy is roaring and no one seems to hear, let alone fear. And the events spoken of in prophecy make a lion at hand seem tame. But headlines and the news contained in it are now roaring so loudly, as these contain the exact emergence of what God has long ago given in prophecy. Yes, when it comes to the news, “who can but prophesy?”
To end this posting, here are some headlines of the last two weeks that roar. Do you hear it?
“Nicolas Sarkozy tells Greece: If you don’t stick to the rules, leave the eurozone.”
“The Division of Europe: EU Summit Paves the Way for a Split Continent”
“Whitehall officials urgently review Britain’s EU membership”
“There are seven kings [ruling over each kingdom in seven different eras], of which five have fallen, and one is [Herbert W. Armstrong was given understanding of this expression, ‘and one is,’ during WWII when God revealed what was happening then was the sixth revival (era) of the Holy Roman Empire] and the other has not yet come [the time for the seventh and last revival would come later] and when he comes, he must continue a short space [the leader of the seventh era or final revival of that old empire will last but for a very short space of time—briefly existing]. And the beast [referring to Satan] who was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition [describing Satan as the one who has actually been over all seven kings or kingdoms in each of those eras]. The ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet, but receive power as kings one hour with the beast [referring to the ten nations that make up the final European Union in the seventh revival of that old Roman Empire that is right now being pressured into its final formation]. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” (Rev. 17:10-13)
“Merkel Says Future Peace and Prosperity At Stake in Crisis Talks”
“Merkel wants ‘permanent’ supervision of Greece, warns of war”
“These shall make war with the Lamb [many prophecies refer to these ten countries engaging in war and culminating on the very last day by warring against Jesus Christ himself, as he is returning as King of kings], and the Lamb shall conquer them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings, and they who are with him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (Rev. 17:14)
“Eurozone bail-out: holes emerge in the ‘grand solution’ to solve EU debt crisis”
“Vatican Calls For Global Authority On Economy”
“French finance chief joins Vatican attack on markets”
“Italy gives EU a post-party hangover”
“And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, ‘Come here and I will show to you the judgment of the great whore [speaking of the great church that has had religious sway over all seven revivals of the old Roman Empire] who sits upon many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk [speaking of the false economic system that is fast moving toward a complete global collapse, as it is even right now staggering] with the wine of her fornication.’” (Rev. 17:1-2)
Indeed, time is fast running out and world conditions are about to change drastically. In the midst of this time, God cries out and asks that people answer His question, “Why will you not listen, and why do you choose to suffer?”