Now, with all the media hype on the 'credit crunch' and the election of Obama; in the last few months; Gordon Brown - who engineered this crisis whilst Chancellor of the Exchequer - has seemingly led the way in dealing with the bailing out of high street banks et al and constructing a defence to the oncoming recession; not just nationally but internationally. Interesting. Not so long ago; there were calls for a Labour leadership election; he was a 'lame duck' PM with the lowest ever popularity in the polls and stumbling from one disaster to another. Interesting. But the 'credit crunch' has seen his popularity soar and he seems to have become the all-round good guy shaking up the world's financial institutions from the front. Interesting.
I'm reminded of this scripture: "And I saw one of his [the beast's] heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." [Revelation 13:3]. And, no I'm not saying that 'ol GB is the AC. One of the beautiful aspects of scripture is it's layers; its 'midrash'; and the Jewish concept of prophecy which sees many gradual/minor/partial fulfillments of prophecy leading up to the final, ultimate one. I wonder if Gordon Brown's amazing recovery politically from the fatal wounds he was suffering from is one of those prophetic heralds right in front of our eyes? Interesting.
Even more interesting is this. On 19-Jan-2007; I hand copied this report from BBC teletext ['Ceefax'; page 109] on my television [I had no computer then] and sent it out to the readership of my 'SOTT' email circular - one or two of whom were seemingly offended back then by its title. So here it is again in its entirety - it was entitled - somewhat tongue-in-cheekily - "Gordon Brown antichrist?":-
"BROWN WANTS A NEW WORLD ORDER ... Chancellor Gordon Brown has spoken of the need for a new world order to deal with future security and environmental challenges. He called for a new diplomacy to go alongside military power to defeat terrorism, share prosperity and win the battle of hearts and minds. That meant strengthening Britains global alliances but also reforming institutions such as the EU and UN. Mr. Brown was speaking in Mumbai on the latest stage of his tour of India."
Please note the following ... [a] this was before he was PM; [b] this was well before the 'credit crunch'; [c] his appeal wasn't about financial 'restructuring' - it was about diplomacy, security, the environment, military power and winning public opinion [d] the reference to the EU and UN as the vehicle for this 'change' and [e] all of the above being NWO/Illuminati/'One World Earth' governmental buzzwords for that very reason. It lacked the one thing that would be the catalyst for such a change ... a financial meltdown ... and what is happening right now as I write this blog? Maybe; the next piece of the puzzle but certainly no coincidence. Barry Smith [God bless him] was no prophet but he was an excellent evangelist and watchman; and it is noteworthy to see what he talked and wrote about is occurring here in 2008.
So what am I saying? In light of the reports above in the Telegraph this week and from the BBC in January 2007 - there seems to be a common thread of this 'global, co-ordinated approach' in GB's speeches then and now. By the way; I eventually stopped my email circular partly because of "Gordon Brown antichrist?" but now I realize that I should have took the criticism on the chin ... I may have been right!!! Thank God for this blog - another second chance.
In summary; while some believers are looking at possible antichrist candidates like Sarkozy; Putin; Obama; Clinton; Solana; Blair; Cliff Richard or even Prince Charles; we must not look for who we expect the AC to be. We know from II Thessalonians chapter two that true believers will probably know who the AC is. Equally; only a few souls got it right about the events of the first advent of the Lord Jesus Christ. So, while speculation and gossip and 'old wives fables' are futile; being Bereans; watching world events; seeking and hearing the Lord and sounding the alarm are good facets to have in the Body of Christ. So ... keep an eye on 'ol GB ... you just never know!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 11-Nov-2008