The end has begun. Loudon Wainwright III 2022-10-21
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The end has begun. This statement may seem dramatic or alarmist, but the truth is that the end of something always marks the beginning of something else. In this case, the end that is referred to is the end of the world as we know it.
There are many factors that contribute to the feeling that the end has begun. One of the most significant is the current state of the environment. The earth is facing a multitude of environmental challenges, including climate change, deforestation, and pollution. These issues are having a profound impact on the planet and its inhabitants, and they show no signs of abating.
Another factor contributing to the sense that the end has begun is the state of global politics. The world is becoming increasingly divided, with different countries and groups pulling in different directions. This has led to increased tensions and conflicts, both within countries and between them.
Additionally, the rapid pace of technological change is also contributing to the feeling that the end has begun. With new technologies being developed and introduced at an ever-increasing rate, it can be difficult to keep up. This can lead to a sense of disorientation and uncertainty about the future.
Despite all of these challenges, it is important to remember that the end of one thing is always the beginning of something else. While the end of the world as we know it may be difficult to face, it also presents an opportunity for a new beginning. It is up to us to determine what that new beginning will look like, and to work towards building a better future for ourselves and for the planet.
Loudon Wainwright III
Those who refuse will surely suffer. It will be an event that has not been witnessed by modern man, and has not occurred since the start of written history. Based on this, it can be argued that given current longevity, there is approximately a 100 year window, from 1948 to 2048, during which we can expect Christ to return to this world to establish His reign on this world. The number of hours required to work to purchase the necessities of life continue to rise — this is being driven by government fiscal and monetary policies. Author Posted on April 1, 2016 August 17, 2016 Categories Next Next post: Global Warming — the Hand of God? Hostile authorities already exist. The opening of the second seal unleashes the rider on a red horse.
In 70 AD, the revolt of the Jewish people against their Roman conquers ended in failure. We've been here before You know the signs The looks and the language The gestures, the lines I've felt these feelings And I know how it's done And I know that you know The end has begun It was great while it lasted Now it's not even nice Now's the time we should end it Or we'll pay the price It wouldn't be worth it There is no long run Let's cut our losses The end has begun We thought that we were so smart And that it couldn't end How did the end start? That this sign is being fulfilled means the time of the end has begun, although few people are aware of it. Watch what you say Words can be heard From your grave Pluck from a fist Full of straws You cannot resist Your tragic flaws And you said What you said That I'd be better off dead Than be fed into the furnace of the monster Shall I die Shall I cry Shall I be shot through the sky As I fly into the furnace of the monster Goodbye number one You know what must be done Set sail through the sun The end has begun Lay down the law Take to the air See how they crawl Sparking a trail Angels may fall A single mistake Kills us all And they say What they say And then we blow them away Everyday You know I like to keep it simple Shall I die Shall I cry Shall I be shot through the sky As I fly into the furnace of the monster Goodbye number one You know what must be done Set sail through the sun The end is begun Shall I die Shall I cry Shall I be shot to the sky As I fly into the furnace of the monster Goodbye number one You know what must be done Set sail through the sun The end has begun. Even now, Christians may still hold a plurality but may have already lost its majority. The New Testament assures us, however, that what Jesus has already accomplished will become universally evident at his return, when he comes again in person and in power. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
This will take a tremendous amount of time and effort, but we can see their efforts daily in the news, as the children of the Beast are ever striving to increase their political power in order to bring about the rise of the Beast. It was not until 1948, with the establishment of the nation of Israel, the work of the Romans was undone — the fig tree once again blossomed. To me, this report confirmed that riders on a pale horse have staked out their dominion, and that things will go from bad to worse in those regions. You've probably discussed it with your friends. The Romans crushed the rebellion and in the aftermath, the Roman army not only destroyed the Jewish temple in Jerusalem but they destroyed the country itself, forcing surviving Jews to flee. The first rider started his work decades ago, and will continue to inhabit our world until the anti-Christ ascends to his final position of power.
Given the generic nature of these two prophecies, it would be difficult to make any concrete arguments about when these seals are opened. In Mathew 24:32-34, Jesus tell us, Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Needless to say, Revelation tells us that Death and Hades will continue to wreck greater and greater havoc over time, in their area of dominion. In 2 Corinthians 11:14 we are told: And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Believers in Europe and America should take heed of the new era of persecution that has been unleashed.
By examining the extent of wars and conflicts in the world, we would argue that the fourth seal has already been opened. That will signal the end of the End of the world. The first is that the Christian population is a small minority in the geographic area. However, this interpretation has fallen out of favor, and it is now generally believed that the white rider symbolizes the efforts of those preparing the way for the rise of the anti-Christ. We will explore this more later. Surveys show a dramatic reduction of faith in the youth of today.
When did it begin? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. The culmination of this coming persecution will be when the Beast rises to his final place of power. The Opening of the Second and Third Seals Just as the opening of the first seal unleashed the first horseman, so does the opening of the second and third seal unleash the next two horsemen. The angel consoles them but says more will die in fulfillment of what is to be. He will rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem and in the name of the Jewish moschiach, he will command all those under his dominion to worship him. Though the timing of the opening of the first seal is unknowable, we can easily assume that the first horseman was release after the founding of Israel in 1948. In the Middle East, the overthrow of Saddam and the ensuing civil chaos has resulted in the massacre of Christian communities, as ISIS and other hostile powers fight for power.
In many regions, where Christians and Muslims had lived peacefully, the Christian communities have been decimated, with survivors forced to flee their home region. Once actual food shortages start to occur, the cost of food will absolutely skyrocket. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. This same process is seen in Libya and Syria — the overthrow or attempt to overthrow authorities which had protected their Christian minorities has resulted in hostile groups gaining power, and in doing so, they brutalize and kill the Christian minorities that they encounter. There are two necessary conditions that need to be present, to enable the persecution of Christians. The map which accompanied the report showed that refugees were fleeing conflicts from Afghanistan to Iraq, from Syria to Nigeria — one could see that a quarter of the world has been engulfed in conflict. That signaled the beginning of the End of the world.
This free booklet will reveal one sign that is being completed right before your eyes. Across large regions of the Middle East and Africa, there are small minority communities of Christians, living in predominately Muslim countries. He takes on the guise of the Moschiach the Jewish secular messiah , but he is instead the Beast. It is of some not minor significance that within Judaic thinking, they also believe that the rebirth of the Jewish nation is a crucial event in connection with their long awaited rise of the secular Jewish moschiach aka messiah. One factor has been the rise of Muslim paramilitary groups, as Boko Haram in Nigeria or Al-Shabaab in Somalia. The interpretation of this passage has undergone changes over the centuries. When did it begin? Maybe you are happy it's occurring, or you may have been appalled by it.
And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. In any event, across Africa, small minority Christian populations suffered death and brutality. The fewer their numbers, the easier it is to brutalize and kill them for their belief and devotion to Jesus. . Once Christian numbers shrink to a small enough minority, that repression will morph to oppression and eventually to persecution. God raised him from the dead, poured out his Spirit shortly afterward and announced salvation through the crucified and risen Jesus Christ.
When Messiah came, God would make atonement for sin, raise the dead and pour out his Spirit on his people in a new creation. The rider on the white horse is a deceiver, a pretender. This End would not be recognizable by a calendar but by End-time events. The second is the presence of a hostile authority. Jesus decisively defeated Satan and accomplished the atonement for sin in his first coming.