Rare Solar Eclipse, Heavenly Signs and Revelation 12

This article is off-base because it does not follow one of the rules of understanding scripture (2 Peter 1:20; Isaiah 28:9-10). Nonetheless this concept below is gaining way too much traction already (Matthew 24:4) like the talk of the blood moons did previously.  So, please join us this Sabbath as we go through Revelation 12 and allow the Bible to interpret the Bible.

On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark….It’s easy to understand why many people will view this as an act of God.

In certain religious communities, the talk surrounding the eclipse has to do with a different sort of preparation. Gary Ray isn’t worried about just travel plans and adequate eye protection. He’s focused on the Rapture.

Ray, a writer for the evangelical Christian publication Unsealed, views this eclipse as one of several astronomical signs that the day when Christians will be whisked away from the Earth is fast approaching.

“The Bible says a number of times that there’s going to be signs in the heavens before Jesus Christ returns to Earth. We see this as possibly one of those,” Ray said about the eclipse.

He is even more interested in another astronomical event that will occur 33 days after the eclipse, on Sept. 23, 2017.

The Book of Revelation, which is full of extraordinary imagery, describes a woman “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head” who gives birth to a boy who will “rule all the nations with an iron scepter” while she is threatened by a red, seven-headed dragon. The woman then grows the wings of an eagle and is swallowed up by the earth.

Ray says that image will be created in the sky on Sept. 23. The constellation Virgo — representing the woman — will be clothed in sunlight, in a position that is over the moon and under nine stars and three planets. The planet Jupiter, which will have been inside Virgo — in her womb, in Ray’s interpretation — will move out of Virgo, as if she is giving birth.

Astronomers don’t see this as a particularly unusual event. But to Ray and others, it could be the sign that the Rapture is ready to happen: “We think it’s God signaling to us that he’s about to make his next move.”

“My number one encouragement to people would be to just trust God. More importantly, to trust the right God,” he said, warning….

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/03/15/the-first-solar-eclipse-to-cross-america-in-99-years-is-coming-to-some-its-an-act-of-god/?utm_term=.09f23485afee

EU Wants to Take Financial Business From UK

London is one of the main financial centers of the world. If the EU proceeds in this manner it will contribute significantly to continuing demise of the UK as well prop up the EU as it continues its ascension to becoming the financial power of the world (Revelation 18:3)

The European Union plans to give itself powers to move euro clearing business away from London’s financial sector to the EU after Brexit and adopt a model closer to that operated by the US.

It could also threaten thousands of jobs in the City of London, the industry has cautioned.

The European Central Bank and euro zone policymakers have long wanted control over euro clearing.

They said it is core to the single currency area’s financial stability and would be outside the EU’s regulatory sphere once Britain leaves in 2019.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0613/882271-brexit_clearing/

E.U. Reaches Debt Deal for Greece

Robbing from Peter to pay Paul is not a sustainable economic policy.  Many within the EU are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with Greece’s  antics.

European Union officials agreed on Thursday to unlock loans of 8.5 billion euros for Greece, to ensure it meets huge payments on its debt next month.

The deal, reached by eurozone finance ministers, will ensure that Greece can pay about €7 billion…next month on its towering pile of loans. If Greece defaulted on its debt, it could set off an economic crisis, reviving fears about the future of the eurozone.

www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/business/eu-greece-debt.html

Three EU countries Say ‘No’ to Muslims

The EU continues to set itself up for a paring down of the number countries that will remain at the heart of it.  Whether this is one of the ways that it will happen, remains to be seen — but even so, it will happen.

EU mulling legal cases against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in Muslim asylum-seekers.

The European Commission would agree at a regular meeting to send so-called letters of formal notice to the three countries, the first step in the so-called “infringement procedures” the Commission can open against EU states for failing to meet their legal obligations.

Poland and Hungary have vowed not to budge.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told parliament on Monday, “We will not give in to blackmail from Brussels and we reject the mandatory relocation quota.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/230939

Lawlessness in the Law

It is interesting that while the US ignores many of the laws of God, that they continue to make up their own, in the process becoming less Godly and in fact more lawless (Matthew 24:12).

This is a timely book about the breakdown of the rule of law in the United States.

Individual freedom and the rule of law is gone in America. Oh, they haven’t come for you yet? You haven’t broken the law? Well, Harvey Silverglate proves in Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent that the Feds (U.S. prosecuting attorneys) target the innocent.

Silverglate believes that we are in danger of becoming a society in which prosecutors alone become judges, juries and executioners because the threat of high sentences make it too costly for even innocent people to resist the prosecutorial pressure.

Silverglate writes, “it is only a slight exaggeration to say that the average busy professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, takes care of personal and family obligations and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she likely committed several Federal crimes that day.” Why?

The answer lies in the huge volume of Federal criminal laws which are broad and impossibly vague. They have become dangerously disconnected from English common law tradition.

There is a crime for all of us. Currently there are 4,450 listed criminal offenses. These listed Federal offenses have exploded well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, giving Federal prosecutors thousands of additional vague, complex and technical prohibitions removed from congressional authority or any authority but the Federal prosecutors themselves.

https://personalliberty.com/three-felonies-a-day-how-the-feds-target-the-innocent-by-harvey-a-silverglate/