Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
John 3:36 — English Stanard Version
Belief + OBEDIENCE. A living out of that faith. According to the Word of God. Period. Not according to the world or the personal corrupted interpretation of fallen, lost pastors, preachers, writers, speakers, or any other individual, group, denomination claiming they know better than the Bible. That they know better than God.
A keen awareness, keen spiritual wisdom, a keen eye, ear, and spirit are required.
Not only on Sundays.
It’s all about more than what is or isn’t on a shelf. It’s all about what is or isn’t in each heart, in each spirit, in each mind. And this is the how, why, what, and when played out wherever human beings are found.
It is all really clear and simple.
Each person is either God’s.
Or they are Satan’s.
There are no other options. And if anyone out there deludes themselves they are independent, they don’t believe, they don’t need either a God or a devil and it’s all about the individual, that people are their own gods those folks are among the most ignorant and lost of the walking dead on the face of this rotting world.
Not rotting due to plastic straws and fossil fuels. Rotting due to ever-increasing sin by men and women. Ever escalating turning from God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit and the Bible in the white-hot pursuit of their lusts, their pleasures, their delusions, and their lies they tell themselves.
There is no new day dawning without God willing it. Holding it all together.
There is nothing without the will of God, the Word of God. Without Jesus. Without the Holy Spirit.
Collapsing supply chain. Oh, yeah, that is real and not getting repaired. COVID-19 is not going away no matter what the so-called experts say, or the level of strong delusion within an individual, Once anything is loosed and the door opened it does not ever go back to how it was before that event, those events occurred. No matter the lies people tell themselves otherwise. Do you think World War I has ended? World War II? Done and over? Oh, the battlefields in the history books may no longer have pools of blood, destroyed lives, weapons and vehicles. No more bombs being dropped. But the aftermath still resounds in everything everywhere as a result of those doors being opened and the consequences thereof. As in all things. Once there is a thing? It can no longer be not a thing and act as if it never occurred. Think about that. And then think about what has been permitted with the throwing open of the doors? The letting out of the boxes?
A collapsing supply chain? Can’t find your brand of toilet paper?
A much more important collapse is the collapse of the preaching, teaching, hearing of the pure unadulterated Word of God. Bible-preaching. Bible-believing Bible-teaching. Pure, bold, clear, and of and from the Word. Nothing added. Nothing omitted. Believing.
A much more important collapse is that of the individual spirit and mind. The human heart and where most now look and place their attention.
And it isn’t towards God, towards Jesus Christ, towards the Holy Spirit, towards the Scriptures and a keen faith that is lived out via OBEDIENCE to the Word, OBEDIENCE to the Lord Jesus Christ making Him not only Saviour but LORD OF ONE’S LIFE!
It’s about more than belief. That is but the first step taken on the straight path leading to the narrow gate where few will enter.
MAKING SOMEONE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
Oh, the resistance to those! When it is the belief in, the living out of, the submission to, the obedience to, the making of that can only truly bring life, bring true wisdom, bring true peace and understanding within an individual spirit, heart, mind, soul, and being.
The most important collapse is that of truth, of the true pursuit of God, of true Christianity, of true believers on this rotted, sin-filled wonderful amazing beautiful earth that God has made, that God wills to remain, that God holds together — SOLELY so some of those in darkness come into the way, the truth and the Light SOLELY so some of the fallen, the backsliders, those following false teachers will come to truly believe, truly know, and truly live as they ought to according to the Word of God. SOLELY so those still here will come to His Son, will come to not only believe in Jesus but live to OBEY Jesus. Or else face His wrath. Plain. Clear. Simple.
Belief. Submission. Obedience. Faith. And a living out of that faith. Evidence of that faith according to the Word of God, not according to the world.
THAT is what it is all about. THAT is the supply chain that has been broken and in short supply and is required to REVIVE, to fill the spirit and the soul rather than a shelf, larder, or pantry.
Pursue the One True God. Pursue His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Pursue the Holy Spirit. Pursue a keen knowledge in and of the Word of God which only comes from time spent, much time spent, prayer spent, much prayer spent within the Word. Much meditation within and about the Word. And that meditation doesn’t come in traffic, noise, mayhem, everyone running about mindless and berserk. That is a meditation that comes individually. In a quiet place. WIthin a thoughtful keen mind and spirit.
Oh, my friends, my dear friends, believers, and unbelieving there is a collapse but one much more vital and important than container ships, truck drivers, or computer chips that have taken place.
And until there is a revival within individual hearts and minds the ship of life will remain idle and drifting at sea. Not delivering that necessary product to bring life, sustenance to the spirit, the soul, the heart, and mind.
Saturday, November 20th, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
The Collapsing Global Supply Chain & Bible Prophecy
November 20, 2021
By Britt Gillette
Reprinted from Prophecy News Watch
On November 11, a record 111 container ships were anchored off the coast of two California ports. This broke the previous record set just 20 days earlier. In response, Joe Biden promised to strengthen the resiliency of the supply chain by moving to 24/7 operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Biden administration is concerned about the Christmas shopping season and public opinion in an era of product shortages and rising inflation. But this is about more than just making sure shelves are fully stocked for Christmas. The problems involving bottlenecks in these ports are a symptom of a much larger systemic breakdown – a breakdown that threatens to collapse the entire global economic system.
A Broken Supply Chain
Despite the optimistic forecasts of politicians, the broken supply chain won’t repair itself any time soon. Its problems will carry on well into 2022 and beyond. President Biden can push for 24/7 port operations, but he knows this won’t fix the problem. These promises are nothing but a public relations campaign to make voters think he’s “doing something.” Containers cover every square inch of these ports. Before new containers can be offloaded from ships, trucks and trains need to move the existing containers to new locations. The nationwide shortage of truck drivers makes that a tall order. And the problem isn’t confined to California ports alone. Supply chain problems and shortages plague almost every industry and factory in the world, covering a wide range of products such as bacon, semiconductors, toilet paper, aluminum, pet food, juice boxes, and a host of other items. Why is this? And what does it mean going forward?
When COVID first struck in early 2020, the global economy came to an abrupt halt. We’re now experiencing the trauma from that high speed crash – and the damage is massive. The sudden collapse in global demand led to negative oil futures prices in April 2020. This caused energy producers around the world to cap production. Now that demand is returning, producers can’t simply increase production overnight. So demand has increased much faster than supply. Fast forward to late 2021, and we’re facing the consequences.
Natural gas prices in the United Kingdom are triple what they were just five months ago. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin is holding much of Europe hostage as they’ve allowed themselves to become dependent on his energy supplies. In China, coal generates 50% of the nation’s electricity, and coal is becoming harder and harder to source. All this means one thing – higher energy prices, and higher costs for businesses and consumers. It also means energy shortages and rolling blackouts. These energy disruptions result in additional production shutdowns and manufacturing bottlenecks, further compounding global supply chain problems.
The Whole System Could Breakdown
The constant disruptions from COVID shutdowns, energy disruptions, and shortages of key manufacturing inputs creates a vicious feedback loop that only makes the problem worse. For example, let’s take the following example:
Widget A + Widget B = Widget C
What happens when an electricity blackout at an overseas factory leads to a shortage of Widget A? The answer is clear. Widget C can’t be made. Since Widget A is a key component necessary to make Widget C, no one can make Widget C. Now the world has a shortage of both Widget A and Widget C. And this too makes the problem worse.
Imagine this scenario:
Widget C + Widget D = Widget E (the key component in manufacturing Widget A)
In this case, Widget E is absolutely necessary to make Widget A, and the world is experiencing a shortage of Widget A. The obvious solution is to produce more Widget A’s. However, since Widget A is necessary to make Widget C, and Widget C is necessary to make Widget E, Widget E can’t be made.
Can you see how the current supply chain disruptions could morph into a catastrophic failure? This type of destabilization could result in widespread shortages of everything, including food. This will lead to massive social unrest. As the old adage says, “Fear not the angry man, but the hungry man.” Hungry people launch revolutions. Because of this, they’re a threat to those in power. So what’s the best way for politicians and heads of state to distract from such problems? History says it’s war. War is often the result of trade disruptions, shortages, and/or resource scarcity. This means we live in extremely dangerous times.
The End Times Approach
For the moment, these supply chain issues may seem like minor inconveniences in your day-to-day life. But they illustrate just how fragile our global economic system is. Just-in-time delivery provides an efficient, cost effective global supply chain system when everything works the way it’s supposed to. But when unexpected events take place, the whole system falls apart.
What happens when grocery stores experience more than just a sporadic shortage of specific products? What happens when food itself is in short supply? When that happens, we’ll also find out how fragile society itself is. Imagine if New York City (or any large urban area) ran out of food. How do you think people will react? What do you think politicians will do to divert attention from such a crisis?
The world is already on the verge of a major military conflict. Right now, Russia is gathering troops on the border of Ukraine. China is running daily combat exercises to prepare for an invasion of Taiwan. Israel regularly bombs targets in Syria – a nation where Russia, Turkey, and Iran all have an active military presence.
While people long for a return to “normal,” it won’t happen. We’re in the last waning days of a dying world order. Soon, we’ll have a catastrophic breakdown of the current global system. The world will erupt into war just like Europe did in 1914. When the dust settles from World War III, a new world order will emerge. What will it look like? I believe it will look like the one outlined in Chapters 6 thru 13 of the Book of Revelation.
Why? Because Jesus said so. He said when you see all the signs He and the prophets said to look for, you should look up (Luke 21:28). We see those signs now. Their convergence tells us His return is close at hand. Some of those signs are:
- Israel Back in the Land (Jeremiah 23:7-8; Ezekiel 39:28; Isaiah 11:12; Psalm 107:3; Ezekiel 20:34; Isaiah 11:11-12)
- The Jewish People in Control of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24-28)
- The Gospel Preached Throughout the World (Matthew 24:14)
- An Increase in Travel and Knowledge (Daniel 12:4)
- Arrival of the Exponential Curve (Matthew 24:3‐8)
- Israel Surrounded by Enemies (Psalm 83:4; Psalm 83:12; Ezekiel 11:14‐17; Ezekiel 35:10)
- Israel’s Exceedingly Great Army (Ezekiel 37:10; Zechariah 12:6; Zechariah 12:8)
- The Rise of a United Europe (Daniel 2, Daniel 7, Revelation 17)
- The Rise of a Global Government (Revelation 13:7-17)
- The State of Mankind (2 Timothy 3:1-4)
- Denial of the Signs (2 Peter 3:3‐4)
- And many more…
So what does this mean? It means now is the time to point out these signs to others and warn them of what’s coming. If you’ve been waiting to share the Gospel with someone, don’t wait any longer. Jesus is coming, and He’s coming soon. The signs are all around us.