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Don’t Think We Are Living In The End Times? Think Again

If you don’t think that we are living in the last days that
Jesus Christ spoke about then you had better think again! 

How much evidence do we need in order to wake us up?!

Jesus told us that in the last days there would be many deceptions, that the hearts of many would grow cold, that lawlessness would abound, that ethnic group would fight against ethnic group, and kingdom against kingdom, that there would be famines, pestilence, and earthquakes in various places, that all these are as birth pangs, that they shall all increase with frequency and intensity.

Well my friends we are in the heat of all of these things happening right now at the same time, and that is what makes each and everyone of them signs of the end times, that they are all happening together at the same time and increasing in both frequency and intensity, as the nation of Israel once again stands as a nation.

Think about what is happening now:

Deception.  There has never been a time in human history (other than the days of Noah) that deception has been so great and rampant in the world.  We are being deceived by the people that we should be trusting, in people that have control over our lives, over our health, over our well being, that list includes politicians, doctors, scientists, and even leaders in the church!

The hearts of many growing cold.  The hearts of many are growing cold, as people refuse to believe in God or the power of God.  They instead turn to fables and fairy tales, to false gods, and to their own opinions instead of the word of God.  People are turning against each other at astounding rates, becoming unloving, unforgiving, and hateful against one another, at a rate I have never before seen in my lifetime.

Lawlessness.  If you haven’t seen the lawlessness abounding in our lifetime then you must be dead, or braindead at best, or perhaps blind or deaf.  The lawlessness has increased at such drastic levels that it seems as though the world is headed into complete and utter chaos and disaster!  And to top it all off, the government is defending this lawlessness which is lawlessness in and of itself.  Then there is a call to defund the police!  This will only bring about more and more lawlessness.

Confusion and Chaos.  People in the world today are confused about almost everything, they aren’t sure just what to believe anymore, and they are believing things which just aren’t true or are ungodly and unholy.  This confusion brings about chaos, as people strive for things which bring about more lies and destruction.  They support things which God tells us are abominations to Him, things which only lead to disaster and destruction, and government leaders are adding fuel to the fire by pushing lies and propaganda for a New World Order.

Blindness.  Most people in this world are blind to what is really happening, they cannot see what is really happening nor do they really seem to care.  

2 Corinthians 4:4

“whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

Natural Disasters and Fear of the Unknown.  Over the course of the past several months we have witnessed many very large earthquakes throughout the world, some of which have killed many people and left in their wake much destruction.  We have also seen destructive hurricanes, wildfires, and floods, all destructive, all killing and destroying whatever lies in their path.  We have seen the increase of pestilence and famines, and the fear of these things coming upon us.  And we have seen fear of the unknown and what may come increasing causing people to do things that they normally wouldn’t do, and following along with whatever they being told, no questions asked!  

Bizarre and Unusual Events.  We see things in this world which are happening that none of us thought would ever happen.  We see things happening which are very bizarre and unusual, things that used to be seen as good are now seen as evil, and things which were evil are now seen as good!

Government against it’s own people.  We see Joe Biden fleeing from Afghanistan while leaving behind thousands of Americans to fend for themselves, while at the same time he is welcoming thousands of illegal aliens to walk right into this country!  He is forcing millions of Americans to either take an unsafe so-called vaccine or face loosing their livelihood, while at the same time allowing illegal aliens to flood the nation without even being tested for Covid-19!  He is treating illegal aliens better than he is treating Americans themselves!!!  While many Americans are being thrust into poverty thousands of illegal aliens are being thrust into wealth, given an income, food stamps, healthcare, and education!  Our nation is being divided, a very significant portion of our nation is being demonized by our very own government, being labeled as terrorists and insurrectionists, as second class citizens!

Evil is increasing exponentially.  The evil in this world is increasing at exponential rates, Christians are being persecuted at increasingly exponential rates, lawlessness is increasing at exponential rates, deception is increasing at exponential rates, sin is increasing at exponential rates.  Tell me something isn’t amiss!

Something seems wrong with the world.  Yes, things are amiss, but we were told by Jesus Christ Himself that things in this world would be this way before His return.  These are signs my friends, signs of the return of Jesus Christ to this world, at His second coming.  Yet, if we are that close to His second coming then how much closer are we to the rapture of the church?!  That much close my friends, that much closer, in fact at least 7 years closer!!!

The things happening in this world are not by chance, no, they were foretold to happen by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  These things will happen, and when they do we are to look up for our redemption draws near.

Who in their right mind would have ever thought that they would see the things that are happening in the world today?  Who?  I sure didn’t!  I knew that things were going to get bad before the rapture of the church, but I didn’t expect to see them happening.  All of these things are setting the stage for the coming One World Government under the dictatorial and tyrannical rule of the Antichrist.  Doesn’t the world look as though it is getting ready for it?  It most certainly does to me.

And not only are all of the things that I mentioned above happening, but we are one step closer to a digital currency, to the Mark of the Beast!  People are also being brainwashed and conditioned to accept the Mark, to accept what they are told by a one world ruler, to do it in order to survive, in order to have peace and security!  How many people do you know that just willingly accept what the government and MSM tell them?  Willingly accept that the coronavirus vaccine is both safe and effective?  How many do it without doing any research on their own and without any questions whatsoever?!  It’s warfare my friends, psychological warfare, spiritual warfare!

Threaten people with fear and they will comply.  Threaten to take away their livelihood, their healthcare, their ability to buy or sell, threaten their peace and security.  Fear, it’s a controlling force, and the Elite know this and use it to the best of their ability, Satan knows this and also uses it to the best of his ability!  But Jesus told us not to fear, but to trust wholly in Him!

Matthew 10:28

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Philippians 4:6-7

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Isaiah 43:1

“But now, this is what the Lord says…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

Psalm 118:6

“The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”

Fear not as you see the day approaching, and know that God is with you and on your side, as long as you place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ!  Look around you and see the signs for they are all around us, Jesus is coming soon!

Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, before it’s too late!!!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

TP

Facebook’s Grim Forecast:

Facebook's Grim Forecast: Privacy Push Will Erode Profits For Years.

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc's shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets.

The second-quarter results were the first sign that a new European privacy law and a succession of privacy scandals involving Cambridge Analytica and other app developers have bit into Facebook's business. The company further warned that the toll would not be offset by revenue growth from emerging markets and Facebook's Instagram app, which has been more immune from privacy concerns.

Facebook's fortunes shifted in under two hours as the company first reported revenue and user growth that missed expectations and then issued warnings about future growth and expenses. (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/2JV9APu)

Operating profit margin, which fell to 44 percent in the second quarter from 47 percent a year ago, will sink to the "mid-30s" for more than two years, Chief Financial Officer David Wehner said in investor guidance.

The plummeting stock price wiped out as much as $150 billion in market capitalization and erased the stock's gains since April when Facebook announced a surprisingly strong 63 percent rise in profit and an increase in users.

If the share drop holds on Thursday, it would be Facebook's largest single-day decline, topping a 12 percent decrease in July 2012.

Nasdaq futures dropped 0.85 percent late on Wednesday, suggesting the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite index would fall when trading opens on Thursday morning. Facebook's results prompted selling in other Nasdaq listings, including media and advertising rivals Amazon.com Inc, Netflix Inc and Alphabet Inc.
 

'ENTERING A NEW PERIOD'

Facebook had cautioned investors to expect a big jump in second-quarter costs because of efforts to address concerns about poor handling of users' privacy and to better monitor what users post. Total expenses in the second quarter surged to $7.4 billion, up 50 percent compared with a year ago.

Facebook forecast similar increases for the second half of the year, also citing spending on video content and marketing.

Its gloomy forecast for revenue growth surprised investors, though, and prompted many questions from financial analysts on a conference call with company executives on Wednesday.

Sales in the second quarter grew 42 percent, its slowest pace in nearly three years, to $13.2 billion compared with $9.3 billion a year ago.

Wehner said quarterly revenue growth would be closer to 30 percent the rest of the year.

He cited currency fluctuations and a shift in usage to features where Facebook shows less advertising or charges less due to lower demand.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union also will cause a revenue drop. The new privacy law forced several changes to Facebook's privacy terms and sign-up process, leading a minority of users to opt for non-personalized ads, which tend to generate less revenue.

"They’re talking about currency headwinds, but more we think it’s due to slower user growth given GDPR and more focus on privacy," Morningstar analyst Ali Mogharabi said.

Facebook's daily active users in Europe declined by 3 million amid the new regulation. Worldwide daily user growth for Facebook's namesake service slid for its sixth straight quarter, bringing it to nearly 1.5 billion users in the second quarter.

The company said for the first time that more than 2.5 billion users interact with at least one of its apps each month, but analysts have said many of them are spending more time with Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. Commercialization of those apps is nascent.

Revenue from emerging markets has not picked up the slack either. Sales from United States, Canada and Europe fell $75 million in the second quarter compared with a year ago, while revenue from other markets rose $51 million.

Gene Munster, a venture capitalist at Loup Ventures, said in an email that Facebook is "entering a new period" where declining user growth will translate to slower revenue growth.

He added that Facebook has "a track record of resetting revenue growth and expense expectations only to turn around and exceed those expectations the following quarter."

Facebook reported $5.1 billion in profit, or $1.74 per share, compared with the average estimates of $5.1 billion and $1.72 per share among research gathered by Thomson Reuters.

The threat of additional privacy regulatory setbacks remains a concern, according to analysts.

Facebook suffered a blow in China on Wednesday when regulators there withdrew their approval of a company innovation hub to support local startups, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Misinformation on WhatsApp contributing to mob killings in India have added to the pressure on Facebook to re-evaluate how its services maintain security and decorum.

Nearly all social media services have received greater scrutiny since U.S. intelligence agencies in January 2017 revealed that organizations tied to the Russian government had seeded content on the platform to shake up the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

 

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru and Paresh Dave and Noel Randewich in San Francisco; Editing by Peter Henderson and Lisa Shumaker)

TP