ARE AMERICA AND BRITAIN HEADING FOR THE TRIBULATION?
Bruce P
ARE AMERICA AND BRITAIN HEADING FOR THE TRIBULATION?
Sat Mar 6 21:48:44 2004
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ARE AMERICA AND BRITAIN HEADING FOR THE TRIBULATION?

There are significant developments happening in the world at present which indicate the coming tribulation as Jesus prophesied in Matt 24, bringing America and Britain into captivity to the about to be formed United Sates of Europe (The Beast of Revelation 13.

These are:

1. The decline in the value of the $US against the Euro.

2. The collapse of the EU Constitutional talks and Germany’s growing assertiveness to have much greater say in creating a United Sates of Europe.

3. The mess America and Britain have got themselves into in Iraq.

4. The growth of American nationalism, fuelled by extremist in the popular tabloid media, especially TV and radio.

AN APPROACHING ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand all appear to have booming economies. Sadly, this apparent prosperity is not based on wealth creation, but on debt accumulation, largely borrowed from Gentile nations. The USA, whose economy has dominated the world’s economy since WW2, has been blessed since that time in having its currency accepted as the world’s reserve currency. This has allowed America to finance its external borrowings in its own currency, a great blessing that other nations have not enjoyed.

Yet in spite of the many blessings God has given America, it has accumulated the greatest level of debt of any nation in recoded history. The size of this debt, along with the twin deficits of the current account, and budget deficit, have now made our leaders very wary about continuing to lend to support our economies. The economies of Canada, UK, Australia and NZ are in a similar position. America alone requires 2 billion a day to support the value of its currency, and to finance its current account deficit. British economist David Howell wrote:

“The dollar has been sagging for the very good reason that the United States is running a colossal annual deficit with the rest of the world, around $600 billion (as well as a colossal budget deficit). The Americans’ continuing ability to fill this gap—by persuading the rest of the world either to keep holding dollars or keep buying U.S. Treasury bonds, or just investing capital in American industry—is beginning to be severely questioned”.

Eventually, there will be a run on the American dollar, till it becomes worthless. This will not be unique in the history of mankind – the Spanish Empire had the same difficulties when at the zenith of its power, it over-extended itself in foreign military adventures, and their currency collapsed. A more recent example was when the German currency collapsed in 1923. What is unique today is the speed that this collapse will happen. Modern communications can mean that trillions of dollars can be switch from one currency to another within minutes.

The collapse of the US dollar will result in a world-wide recession, and the collapse of the international banking system. It will result in wide-spread bankruptcies in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It will cause considerable financial difficulties to the Asian economies. The Euro will replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, allowing the coming United States of Europe be the dominate economic and global power in the world. The Euro will become the preferred reserve currency of choice for conducting trade.

The dollar is already falling against the Euro at an increasing rate, much faster than most had predicated. Yet America has little reserves to prevent the dollar continuing its slide downwards till it is worthless. The size of the current account deficit America has with the rest of the world will only hasten the collapse of the dollar.

The bankruptcy of our nations will bring on a time of greater suffering and hardship that our people have ever experienced. It will result in wide-spread starvation and disease, break-down in law and order, and the eventual captivity of our people.

THE RISE OF THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE

While the world’s media was pre-occupied with the on-going war against terrorism and the war in Iraq, a far more significant event was taking place in Europe following the recent collapse of the EU Constitutional talks. Germany, with the backing of France, is now dictating the shape of the new Europe. Unable to complete the new EU constitution shaped as Germany and France demanded to make the European Union more manageable before the 10 new nations join on May 1st, Germany has announced that it will push ahead early in the new year with a two-tier EU, with those countries that will support her to put in place a workable constitution. Germany has already received support from Hungry, the Czech Republic, Belgium, with other nations expressing interest.

Germany, which provides nearly 25% of the EU budget, is unwilling to continue funding the EU to the same extent as in the past, without having a greater say in the political structure of the EU. It wants to see a United Europe, with an elected President, a single foreign policy and defence force. Ethic Germans make up the single largest group in the EU and domestic pressures in Germany is no longer willing or able to subsidize the rest of Europe, without having much greater influence in the way the EU is run.

The collapse of the $US, replaced by the Euro, will create the political climate for Germany to mould together a new United States of Europe, with the support of the Catholic Church, into a easier manageable political and economic union. It will be the emergence of the Beast (Holy Roman Empire) that will dominate the world, as prophesied in Revelation 17. It appears that the countries of NW Europe and the UK will not be a part of this new political union.

THE MIDDLE EAST

The Iraqi war has now become a millstone around the neck of the American economy. The Bush administration has not been able to achieve sufficient military control over the country to implement a stable and workable government, either through the puppet governing council, or their own military administration. If the USA were to hand over authority to the Iraqis, the country is likely to break down in civil war. If they withdraw, either the Saddam loyalist or the Shiites would gain power, resulting in another blood bath as one religious group tries to dominate the other.

More importantly, if America were to now withdraw its forces from Iraq at this stage, it would be seen as a defeat in the eyes of the Arab world, and effectively remove its sphere of influence in the Middle East. It would be an even greater impact in the eyes of the world than America’s humiliating defeat in Vietnam.

Yet, the longer America remains in Iraq, the more it is going to drag down the American economy. The continued need for funds to prop up the puppet Iraq ruling council, and the cost of maintaining an occupying army in Iraq, will place greater pressure on the American budget, increasing the greater deficits even further. The reality is that America and Britain have got themselves bogged down in an unnecessary war in Iraq with little benefit to either country, and eventually result in their defeat.

THE GROWTH OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM

Many living outside the United States consider the rise of American nationalism the greatest threat to world peace today. Sadly, this rise of nationalism, disguised under the guise of patriotism, has been fuelled by the right-wing media since September 11. It has encouraged the current Bush administration to defy the UN, and under-take what many of the rest of the world consider is arrogant policies to further America’s economic and military objectives.

One of the main concerns developing from the change of America’s foreign policy to maintain the right to undertake pre-emptive strikes against other nations, resulting in growing anti-Americanism now right around the world. Americas attitude with environmental, foreign and trade policies is seen by the international community as arrogant, self-serving, and greedy. Those who protest against the Bush administration policies are condemned as being anti-American and unpatriotic. Once the dollar collapses, there will be little sympathy for the poverty and plight of Britain and America in their economic crisis, from the rest of the world, especially its creditors.

THE COMING TRIBULATION

The Bible tells us about this time, when a third would die from disease, a third from famine, and a third taken into captivity. These events are about to unfold in the coming months. It will be a time of SUDDEN DESTRUCTION

In a detailed prophecy, God says: “And it shall come to pass IN THAT DAY, saith the Lord, that I will cut off thy horses” [”war-horses,” Moffatt translation] -- tanks, ships, rockets—“out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: and I will cut off the cities [destroy] of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds” (verses 10-11). God says He will do this! GOD determines the outcome of wars (Ps. 33:10-19). How plain can you get? Here God identifies the GREAT peoples of the earth who are the most wealthy and beneficent, the most POWERFUL—yet at the very time their power reaches its zenith, He suddenly “breaks” the pride of their power (see Leviticus 26:19), cuts off their implements of war and destroys their cities! Why?

Because, as the prophet continues to explain, we have too much “witchcraft” and too many “soothsayers”—false ministers—in our lands who refuse to preach with authority the commandments and ways of the living God! Therefore, God will punish and destroy us—unless we repent—just before and leading up to the utter destruction to come “upon the heathen” (verse 15), which will take place at the very END of this age and at the second return of Jesus Christ as King of kings! There are no other people that even remotely fulfill this great prophecy! But the American and British Commonwealth peoples fulfill it precisely!

JESUS FORETOLD IT

Other prophecies speak of this same time of national calamity greater than any before. The pivotal New Testament prophecy is that of Jesus on the Mount of Olives—recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. The apostles had asked Jesus privately when His second coming would occur—and the END of this world and the beginning of the happy world tomorrow. Jesus said the SIGN by which we might know when this is very NEAR would be that His original gospel of the Kingdom of God would be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations (Matt. 24:14). But what else—just before His coming?

Jesus continued: For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved [alive]: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matt. 24:21-22). Here is described the greatest time of TROUBLE—TRIBULATION—in all history, or ever to be. Jeremiah described it as “Jacob’s trouble,” so great “that none is like it.” Daniel described the same most severe trouble of all history. Speaking of a time now in our immediate future, Daniel foretold: “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince [archangel] which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time” (Dan. 12:1). The same most intense punishment on Britain and America. And WHEN? Continue, same verse, “... and at that time thy people shall be delivered [from this enslaved trouble], every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep [are dead] in the dust of the earth shall awake [RESURRECTION], some to everlasting life ...” (verses 1-2).

Further information is available on http://www.lcg.org/

Now back to Isaiah 47. God says to this mistress of kingdoms: “I was wroth with my people [Israel—Britain-America], I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand [in tortured slavery]: thou didst show them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke” (verse 6). That YOKE of SLAVERY without mercy is to be laid on the U.S. and Britain by the coming united nations of Europe!

The prophecy does not literally say so, but in all probability, by present indications, the head of this new world power will be in central Europe. And it will precipitate World War III. And this time it will be allowed to succeed! Many of the ancient Assyrians migrated NORTHWEST from their ancient land south of the Caspian Sea—and settled in central Europe, just as the House of Israel migrated from the land of their captivity to the coastlands of northwest Europe. So when you read about Assyria in prophecies pertaining to now, they refer to central Europe. So, history is to repeat! It was ancient Assyria which invaded the House of Israel, and carried them out of Samaria into the Assyrian’s own land.

WHAT IS THE GREAT TRIBULATION?

Now it becomes painfully clear! The Great Tribulation is this sevenfold intensity of corrective punishment which God is now soon going to lay on Britain-America! Notice a few brief excerpts from Ezekiel’s description of it! “A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part [the remainder] into all the winds [slavery], and I will draw out a sword after them. Thus shall MINE ANGER be accomplished, and I will cause MY FURY [last PLAGUES] to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the Eternal have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them” (Ezek. 5:12-13). Further: “In all your dwelling places the CITIES shall be laid waste” (Ezek. 6:6). This could never have happened until the hydrogen bomb! Cities laid completely WASTE. ALL of them—“in all your dwelling places.”

Bruce P
bruceport@xtra.co.nz

Article includes quotes from the book "Unites States & Britain in Prophesy"
http://www.cgca.net/pabco/us_bri1.htm   



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