- The Sarkozy inspired 'peace' or ceasefire treaty between Russia and Georgia
- The signing of the 'missile shield' pact between Poland and the USA
- The unofficial announcement that the EU zone is nearing recession
- The confirmation that 'Chip & Pin' has been seriously compromised
- Increasing inflation in the UK
- Significant earthquake in Los Angeles on San Andreas fault
- Todd Bentley files for separation from wife
- Oil price deflation
- Above inflation water utility rate increases in the UK
- UN sanctions against Iran torpedoed by Angela Merkel’s green light for $157 m gas deal
- Israel backs Georgia in Caspian Oil Pipeline Battle with Russia
- Walid Jumblatt deserts Lebanon’s pro-Western; pro-Israel camp for Hizbollah
The above is just a small snapshot of what has been going on [besides the Olympics] and one thing springs to mind.
WHEN there are wars and rumours of wars; when there is ongoing economic meltdown; when the Russian bear is flexing it's talons southward toward the beautiful land - in league with Persia; when there are various famines, earthquakes, and odd weather occurrences; when the True Gospel is suppressed; when True Christians are in multiple persecutions; when the nominal 'church' is more like the world than the 'ekklesia' it should be; when there is a falling away from True Doctrine by real 'born again' believers; when the 'church' is easily and openly deceived by doctrines of demons; when more money is spent on infanticide/abortion than feeding people; when land is given up for fuel rather than for crops - and when all these 'whens' are happening at the same time ... THEN it is time to not be afraid; shrink back and worry but to follow the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- "... when these things begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP and LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; for your redemption draws near." [Luke 21:28]
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS ... 15-Aug-2008