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Words Of The Latter Rain

Volume 1, Issue 6, October 2008

11/13/2008

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Endtime Update

Ken Nix

Friday, 10/24/2008

 

Neil Gardner

Daniel 11:21-25,   “And in his place shall arise a vile person (king of the north), to whom they shall not give the honor of royalty: but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by flatteries. And with the force of a flood shall they be swept away from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. And after the league is made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small number of people. He shall enter peaceably even into the richest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the plunder, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall devise his plans against the strongholds, but only for a time. And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall devise plans against him……….Daniel 11:27  And both these kings' hearts shall be to do evil, and they shall speak lies at the same table; but it shall not prosper: for the end shall yet be at the time appointed……….Daniel 11:40-43  And at the time of the end shall the king of the south attack him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass through. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and most of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also against the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall follow in his train.”

 

These scriptures in the latter part of Daniel 11 are of prophetic events that will soon occur.  The earlier scriptures of Daniel 11 speak of historical conflicts between those Daniel calls the king of the north and king of the south.  When Daniel refers to the king of the north as a vile person, he is speaking of the one who will be the Antichrist.  The prophet Joel, speaking of some of the same events, refers to the northern army……the army of the Antichrist.

 

In 1995 what is known as the Barcelona Process took place in Spain.  The purpose was to promote regional stability and prosperity between the European Union nations and its neighbors to the south and southeast around the Mediterranean.  Although efforts have continued since 1995, the union has failed to materialize largely due to disputes over major issues.

 

Early in his presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy of France reinitiated the idea of a Mediterranean Union.  On July 13, 2008 Sarkozy, and co-chair Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, were successful in launching this new union by bringing to the table leaders of 43 nations of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.  Mubarak is quoted as saying, “We are linked by a common destiny.”  This meeting included mortal enemies Syria and Israel.  Also included was Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. 

 

All 27 European Union nations are included in the new Union for the Mediterranean as it is now known.  This was not the case at first.   German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressured Sarkozy to included all EU member states and he agreed.  The total number of states in the new Union for the Mediterranean is 43.  The union is supposed to focus on issues of trade, energy, and the environment to start with and other issues will follow.

 

One note of interest is that Col. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya did not attend the July 13th launching.  He did, however, send a representative.  The Daily Telegraph reported Gaddafi as saying, “We shall have another Roman Empire and imperialist design,” (with this new union).  Gaddafi’s observations are keen.  A viewing of a map of the new Union for the Mediterranean as compared to a map of the Roman Empire at its height are strikingly similar.  Gaddafi made other observations in the Daily Telegraph article that basically conveys that many Muslims will view this union as a new European threat against Islam which may spark a new and larger round of jihad attacks.  This will in turn,  result in anti-terrorist efforts in Muslim nations by the union authority. 

 

The Union for the Mediterranean is to have a dual presidency, held jointly for rotating terms by one country within the European Union and one country on the Mediterranean shore, known as the President of the North and President of the South.  Could this rotating presidency be viewed as a king of the north and a king of the south?  Are we now seeing the “beast power”  rise up out of the sea?  In Revelation 13:1  we read: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

 

In Parable 86, Darkness Feeds the Darkness, our brother Enoch explains just how quickly things can change in the world under Satan’s influence:  “David, your world is most evil. Satan has people of his way in positions of influence. Leaders of nations are together in his ways, and all is prepared to make the way for the dark one that shall rise up in the latter days. It will be a quick transition once he moves. It happened in my world, the darkness seized control, and the world accepted because it had become the way of the world.”

 

In other news, END TIME UPDATE (ETU) briefly mentioned in the May issue how the sub-prime mortgage crisis was assisting on putting pressure on the middle class and straining the American economy.  As you undoubtedly know, this issue has come to a head in the last few weeks as of the time of this writing, September 29th, 2008.  On this day, the Economic Rescue Plan, also known as the “bailout,” was voted on in the House of Representatives.  The issue is very complex, with abundant blame to go around.  ETU believes there are two main causes for the sub-prime mortgage crisis: 1- Lack of proper governmental oversight of the two primary lenders Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae due to large campaign contributions of both to many senators and representatives including those who sit on committees that are supposed to oversee them…..also known as greed and lust for power on the part of both parties involved.      2- Pressure from certain congressmen over recent years on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to give loans to people of little income or un-verifiable income for the purpose of shoring up the constituency and making themselves appear as something they are not, also known as greed and lust for power.

 

The result of this greed and lust for power is negative economic pressure on Americans in general, and since the world economy has largely been motivated by the American dollar, stress on the world economy as well.  In addition to several financial institutions in America failing over the last two weeks or so, three major European institutions required government bailout over the weekend. The solution to this problem, as presented by President Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (ex-top man at Goldman Sachs on Wall Street), was for the Federal Reserve to “give” Paulson 700 billion dollars to “fix” the problem as he sees fit.  Having been taught the power of prayer by the Mighty Ones of heaven, I have been praying for wisdom to be given to those of good hearts in D.C. and seeking those to stand up for morals.  Well after much wrangling and arm twisting by those in power in Congress, some measure of compromise was “agreed” on in the final 100+ page bill.  It went to a vote today in the House of Representatives.  It failed 228 to 205 with about 40% of Democrats voting no.  This is a stunning defeat for both the Democrat controlled congress and the Bush administration who were both pushing for passage.  I have no doubt, however, that a new version will be voted upon very soon, maybe even in a few days.

 

There is much debate as to whether or not this bailout is a good idea or even necessary.  Clearly by the narrow margin of the vote both liberals and conservatives feel it is necessary and not necessary.  When we look at issues such as these it’s prudent to look at who the beneficiaries of the solution will be, and that oftentimes tells you who had a hand in the problem.  We here at ETU believe the problem is often caused by those who give the solution.  In this issue we feel it’s pretty clear.  The government had a large hand in creating the problem and the government receives the benefit of the solution, that benefit being the socialization of the two largest lending institutions in America and the bailout of others such as American International Group (AIG) the world’s largest insurer.  Bloomberg reports today the AIG deal has put billions in the hands of investments banks such as…you guessed it, Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson’s old firm.

 

All this being said, ETU believes the reasons for this crisis are much more sinister than greed and lust for power.  They are merely the vehicles Satan uses to manipulate those he uses.  As a result of this crisis, we now face a problem so large in scope the American people will probably stand by and say nothing as long as “something” gets done.  We believe the real purpose behind the crisis is for governments to seize control of most of the major financial institutions world wide.  And if America falls at the same time, Satan gets two birds with one stone.  As stated before, the Antichrist would have a difficult time coming to power with a strong and righteous America.  However, a week and depraved America is just what he needs to succeed.

 

With the governmental take over of the world’s major financial institutions, perhaps through the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, it may be easy for the following prophecy to come about:   Revelation 13:17  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”  Where will your next home loan come from, a private institution or a government institution controlled by evil men?

 

 

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