These Are Only The Beginning of Sorrows

Grace and Peace Saints.

As the world spins closer to the Coming of our Lord, there will be more and more venom directed towards God’s peculiar people.  In Spain yesterday, a 60-year-old British woman was stabbed and then beheaded in broad daylight allegedly by a man described as a homeless derelict.  (NOTE: The version of the story now posted at the Telegraph website is different from the May 13th and 14th versions below, which I saved in PDF format.  Pay close attention to all three).  According to the news report dated May 13, 2011, the man entered the store and somehow procured a knife, which he then used to stab the woman.  He then allegedly used the knife to sever the woman’s head and then ran out the door bearing the gruesome relic.  Outside, passersby and a security guard managed to subdue the man.

There are some peculiarities regarding this incident, starting with the fact that there were conflicting eyewitness reports with regards to the murder weapon.  Initially, it was reported that the man used a knife, which he got somewhere inside the store, but some witnesses say the man came into the store with a machete.  The newspaper account of the identity of the alleged killer is also a puzzlement.  The May 13, 2011 report simply stated that the attacker was believed to be a “homeless man of Bulgarian origin.”

However, a subsequent report, dated May 14, 2011, had this to say:

“Today Spanish newspapers said police had arrested a 28-year-old man named locally as ‘Deyan Valentinov D,’ declining to give his full surname.  It was also claimed that he had spent time in a psychiatric hospital and thought he was a ‘Prophet of God.’ Local news website CanariasalDia.com quoted the local mayor, José Reverón, as saying that the man, who lived in a semi-derelict house, had shouted: ‘God is on Earth.’” [Boldface mine].

You will have to look very carefully in order to see the editorial sleight of hand that just occurred.  Carefully note that the second sentence states, “it was also claimed” rather than “Spanish newspapers also said,” or “They also said,” or anything that would attribute the statement regarding the attacker having spent time in a psychiatric hospital to the Spanish newspaper.  As it is, anyone could have made that statement, and it may very well not be true.  Also note that the unsubstantiated claim is immediately followed by a claim attributed to Mayor José Reverón.

This appears to be a case of very creative embellishment.  Sandwiching the unattributed claim between two attributed claims gives it credence when in fact it is totally unsubstantiated.  Also note that the unattributed claim stating that the attacker “thought he was a prophet of God,” is immediately followed by an attributed claim stating that the man shouted, “God is on Earth.”

This is extremely important.  It is nothing strange for someone to claim that God is on earth.  There are those who believe that both Heaven and Hell are on earth, and many who believe this way are highly educated and successful people.  Also consider that if Heaven were on earth, and God lives in Heaven, then it must follow that God would live on earth also.  Moreover, it must also be noted that the pope claims to be the representative of Jesus Christ on earth.  If Jesus Christ is God, then the pope claims to be God.  But no one seems to have a problem with that.

But this report links that harmless statement with the previous unattributed and unsubstantiated claim that the alleged killer claimed he was a “Prophet of God.”

There is a lot of this going on lately in the media.  As I said earlier, the media and Christianity are diametrically opposed.  The media have always portrayed God fearing men as axe wielding, Bible toting, Scripture-quoting psychopaths, and Christian women as liars, busybodies, hypocrites, and adulterers.  This is just another case of the media associating Christians with criminals.  Remember that the media constantly emphasized that the man that kidnapped Elizabeth Smart was a street preacher.  Also recall that the media claimed the group that recently killed the Americans in Afghanistan did it in retaliation for the pastor in Florida who burned the Koran.  There are many such examples.

This is just the beginning of a major worldwide persecution of Christians under the New World Order kingdom of Antichrist; coming very soon to a neighborhood near you.  Everyone these days talks about the New World Order and the coming Police State. But almost no one talks about its decidedly anti-Christian character.  The Bible does though.   Turn with me to the Book of Daniel Chapter 7, verse 23-25:

“The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth (the New World Order), which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it to pieces.  And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them (the Antichrist); and he shall subdue three kings.  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High” (Daniel 7:23-25).

The world will be divided into ten regions of which the North American Union (the U.S., Mexico, and Canada) is one.  (That was one of the reasons for NAFTA and GATT—to break down borders).  Notice that the New World Order will persecute Christians.  In case the worldwide character of this persecution is not yet clear to you, let us turn to the Book of the Revelation, Chapter 17, verse 12.  We read:

“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast (Antichrist).  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.  These shall make war with the Lamb (The Body of Christ, Christians), and the Lamb shall overcome them, for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful” (Revelation 17:12-14).

I have heard people who know that the United States will be the headquarters for the New World Order say that they will go to another country to escape it, but as you can see, it will be global.  There will be no escape.  But be encouraged: they are playing right into God’s hands, because He is bringing it about:

“For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled” (Revelation 17:17).

God is in charge.  And His will shall be fulfilled.  But, in the meantime, we are going to go through some trying times.  What we see happening in the media is all part of the plan to turn the mass of humanity against Christianity, so that when the next and final Inquisition comes, no one will be against it—in fact, most people will be glad to see us gone.  Recall that we Christians will suffer a similar fate as the Two Witnesses, and as the world will send presents to one another when the Antichrist kills them, so will they rejoice when we are killed.  It is also important to note that the Nazi Holocaust was preceded by a massive propaganda campaign to enflame the Germans against the Jews. The present propaganda campaign against the Body of Christ will precede the last and final Inquisition.

Jesus told us about this in Matthew Chapter 24:

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” (verse 9).

We have been warned–and forewarned is forearmed.

Get in the Word.  Stay in the Word.  Stay in prayer.  Be encouraged.

If you can see that events in the news confirm Biblical prophecy, then you probably realize that if the Bible was right about the New World Order, then it may also be right about sin and God’s coming judgment on this sinful world.  Click here to know why we all need salvation, and how you can escape the coming nightmare.

And look up; your redemption draweth nigh.

Copyright © 2011 Anthony Keeton, The Still Man ®.  All Rights Reserved.

 

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