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World Tomorrow
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The Ten Tribes of Israel
broadcast 23 July 1979 - played Wales 20 Oct 2018
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Thanksgiving for our Calling
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Pastors Report - 19 Oct 2018
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Teaching By The Way ...

"... and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up." (Deuteronomy 6:7 NKJV)

Back from the Feast:

It seems incredible that the Feast this year is now over and I believe everyone's been back home for a little while. It feels like it was only yesterday that Judy and I were setting off for London en route to the airport to be with the brethren in Kentucky! But the Feast this year has gone very well indeed and certainly fulfilled its primary role of pointing us all to the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ and His wife of Spirit-born saints who'll prepare an entire earth for the Great White Throne Judgement period. That Millennial rule is not only going to prepare this earth for that awesome event – but I personally feel it will form a vital part of our own training programme as Spirit Beings as well!

In the same way, this present life – even within a world ruled by Satan – is also a training programme for our future role. It stands to reason that, as God guides us as to the best way to teach our children, He also knows the best way to teach HIS children ... us ... and that is on a day-in and day-out basis, "walking by the way". That each day is another step in our "curriculum" is an aspect we need to keep firmly at the forefront of our minds, in order to cope with what this world throws at us.

Biblical Examples:

To cement this concept, consider just a few of the Biblical "greats" and the training God put them through: Abraham - " Now I know him..." (Genesis 18:19, 22:12) ; Moses – 40 years a general and 40 years keeping sheep, and Joshua his "understudy"; Elisha's training alongside Elijah; king David's whole life, in effect, Queen Esther "Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14) Daniel, trained in the court of Nebuchadnezzar; But for the moment, let's consider just the story of Joseph.

Joseph was 17 when he was sold into slavery, imprisoned on a trumped-up charge - where he rubbed shoulders with a couple of men from the royal court - and after 13 long years, overnight became 2nd in command to Pharaoh, the greatest world ruler at that time. He must have had some very dark days early on in this trial but in his late 30's – at the end of the 7 years of plenty in Egypt and 2 years into the famine – he was able to say to his brethren:

  • .... Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
  • Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
  • For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
  • And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
  • So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. (Genesis 45:4-8)

Like Joseph, what happens in our life – whether orchestrated by God, or allowed by Him – is in actual fact, part of the vital, personalised training programme He is putting us through.

Applied in Life:

God's method of training does not follow the path of this world's education. The academic form of this world's education was originated by the pagan Greek philosopher Plato, 427-347 B.C. He was the founder of educating via a regular curriculum in a fixed place. He called it the academy. God's system however is very different in form. It is also diametrically different in content as Mr Armstrong explains:....

[God's System] portrays the Creator as the original Educator, giving instruction to the first man and woman, regarding the two basic ways of life. This was pictured by two symbolic trees. The one, freely offered, represented the way, as a life-philosophy of love – of outgoing concern for others – of giving – of serving – of sharing. The other, forbidden yet left completely accessible, symbolized the opposite life-philosophy. It evaluated success in terms of material acquisition. It was the way of vanity, selfishness and greed; of consideration, first of all, for SELF; it exalted competition and strife.

The first was simply the way of the invisible, inexorable, living LAWS performed by LOVE – the Law of the Ten Commandments – the Law of the Golden Rule. That way is the CAUSE of peace, happiness, abundant well being.

The second was the way this world has followed: competition, acquisition, materialism, fulfilling the twin pulls of human nature – vanity and greed. This way causes all war, strife, unhappiness, human TROUBLES. (PT 1981-05 – The Surprising Origin of MODERN EDUCATION)

Our Future Role:

At the Feast this year we were consistently pointed forward to our role as teachers in the World Tomorrow – teaching the vast spiritual dimension of the two trees to the entire world. But that education is also going to be different in form as well. We might well be in charge of some Sabbath services, but the learning will not primarily be within a classroom. It will take place to an even greater degree as humanity begins to apply what they learn. Such knowledge is not merely academic, but practical, living, active – we are students or disciples of a complete Way of doing things. As the Living Word explains via Moses :.......

  • And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
  • And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
  • And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)

This method of learning as we "walk by the Way" is also very much the way the Feast of Tabernacles is designed. We receive instruction in services, that is true, but we then have the rest of the day to go out and apply what we learn – living for 8 days as a picture, a foretaste, of the Wonderful World Tomorrow.

Written Word:

As we heard so often from Mr. Armstrong, we are students – the meaning of the world disciple – and a student generally has a curriculum, a specified course of study to follow. We certainly won't be able to teach what we ourselves don't know or understand! So at the heart of all we learn and apply – including the awesome picture we were given of the Millennium during the Feast – is the printed Word of God.... our instruction book, our training manual. Yet I wonder if we don't sometimes lose sight of just how precious that word is. It is the very sword of God's Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) – used by Christ to defeat Satan in the temptations on the Mount (Matthew 4). For as Christ tells us:

  • "the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. ... Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. ( John 6:63,67-68)

We can see how much that Word was treasured in the way in it has come down to us: The sacrifices made through the ages on our behalf. The meticulous copying by candle light down through the millennia. The Jews even devising a numeric system that guaranteed the complete accuracy of the Hebrew that was copied. Then finally the invention of the printing press. And people such as Tyndale who were willing to give up their life – literally, at the stake – just so you and I might have an English Bible on our laps.

When we see the fervour of such people and the Satanic opposition arrayed against them, I think it gives even added emphasis to God's command to: "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) Admittedly, the word "study" is actually translated from a Greek word that means to be diligent. But within the context, the translators were quite correct to stress our need to diligently 'study' God's Word. For in the passage Paul is urging Timothy to "strive not about words to no profit ... rightly dividing the word of truth ... shun profane and vain babblings: for ... their word will eat as doth a canker: .... Who concerning the truth have erred" (2 Timothy 2: 14-18)

And knowing our personal future as kings and priests, we should be able to relate to this command to the kings of old:

  • And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
  • And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
Before you Start:

I'm sure that before each meal, we are careful to ask God to bless the food, so that it will nourish and build our bodies. And before church services each Sabbath, a prayer is given to ask God to bless the speaking and the hearing. So surely then, it makes sense to ask a blessing on our private, personal study? We need this spiritual food far more than any physical food! And without God's input, we don't stand a chance of understanding what He is saying to us. As Mr. Armstrong consistently explained to us:

But the Holy Spirit in us: the first manifestation of it is that it opens our minds to comprehend spiritual knowledge . Now a carnal mind cannot comprehend spiritual knowledge – just like you can take a science professor that can try to teach physics, chemistry, or zoology, or biology, or astronomy to a cow, or a chicken, or a turkey! They are not going to get any of it. Even though it is revealed to them and told them, but they don't understand the language at all; and they are not going to get it. Yet they have brains; and a cow's brain is just like ours, but it doesn't have that spirit in it. Our spirit needs the other spirit – the Holy Spirit of God, and the first thing the Holy Spirit does is to open our minds to comprehend the way of God.

So we have to be led by the Spirit. It opens up the Word of God, to understand the right way of life of God; and it's as many as are LED by the Spirit of God. In other words, we have to decide whether to follow it once our minds are open to it. It's as many as are led by the Spirit of God that are the sons of God. (Grateful for God's Blessings, May 1982 )

Note-Taking:

Part of that diligent study would almost certainly include note-taking of various sorts – yet this is an area in which I have noticed a decline compared to years gone by. Perhaps it is that we are so used to a keyboard these days that we find note-taking difficult. But I would hope that – unless we have severe dyslexia or another disability – we are all taking notes during services. If not, then now is the time to begin. You may think, "Why bother when we have the audio files available today at the click of a mouse?" But note taking is not to replace the audio, but to augment it and act as an aid to the memory.

Do you know that even if we never review our notes, note-taking is still beneficial? When we listen to a sermon, we use our ears. When we turn to each passage quoted within our own Bibles we additionally add the sense of sight to the process – magnifying the experience. When we then take a note as well, we add the sense of touch and hand-movement to the process, once again adding another dimension to the experience within our minds. Each addition helps us to remember. Each addition reinforces the lesson learned.

In addition to taking notes on a piece of paper or notebook, also be aware just how valuable marking your Bible can be – including the adding of notes in the Bible margins. This was covered in the past by the sermon, "Bible Study Techniques" given 10 years ago.

Review:

Yes, the Feast of 2018 is now over. But what the festival pictures should live on – in the messages posted to the website certainly, but also within our notes. That process of adding additional dimensions to the listening process by taking notes can be reinforced even more if we now take the time to review those notes – opening our Bibles to each scripture, reading around them to gain the context, making notes even of how this might apply to ourselves personally and the future of our loved ones. Take the time too, to visualise what you are reading - in Isaiah, for example. See the awe and joy on the faces of your grandchildren as you call up a tame bear or lion for them to play with. In your mind's eye, see that individual you have just read about in the news that has suffered the loss of their family in a school shooting.... and see the time when you'll bringing them back together again. See yourself literally restoring sight to the blind, limbs to the disabled. Make it real, make it live!

Remember, we are presently in higher education – education for the highest job possible! Apparently we lose 70% of what we have learnt in a lecture within 24 hours! It is unthinkable that such a student would not also review the notes he took in a lecture. It is all very much part of being stewards of the mysteries of God – guardians of priceless knowledge, hidden from the world, revealed at the end-time to only those specifically chosen by God – but as the apostle Paul points out to all who are stewards of such mysteries, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful." (1 Corinthians 4:1-2)

Our future Job:

As Jesus Christ reminds us in His final words in Revelation "behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." (Revelation 22:12) We are indeed to be rewarded by our works. True, we are not saved by them, but our works are going to determine the area of responsibility best suited to us at that time. In John 14, Christ tells us that He is preparing that office of responsibility for us, and as we can extrapolate from Deuteronomy 6, He is also preparing us for that role.

That future job and reward has a great deal to do with how well we apply the things we understand from God's Word today. And this includes applying the information we gained from the messages given during this recent Feast of Tabernacles... they are part of the "washing of the water by the Word" that Christ can then use in our personalised training programme the rest of the year, and on into the coming Millennial reign.

A scripture to close on... one that was read more than once this past Feast is from the fascinating book of Isaiah. Read it again, putting yourself in this picture. If we want to be an integral part of Zion – spreading God's law from Jerusalem – then let's take the relevant steps this coming year to make sure we understand the Word of God by asking for His help, as enthusiastic students, thereby having a hands-on part on bringing peace, prosperity and everlasting joy to the earth.

  • This is what Isaiah, Amoz's son, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
  • In the days to come the mountain of the LORD's house will be the highest of the mountains. It will be lifted above the hills; peoples will stream to it.
  • Many nations will go and say, "Come, let's go up to the LORD's mountain, to the house of Jacob's God so that he may teach us his ways and we may walk in God's paths." Instruction will come from Zion; the LORD's word from Jerusalem.
  • God will judge between the nations, and settle disputes of mighty nations. Then they will beat their swords into iron plows and their spears into pruning tools. Nation will not take up sword against nation; they will no longer learn how to make war.
  • Come, house of Jacob, let's walk by the LORD's light. (Isaiah 2:1-5 CEB)
News Review - 12 Oct 2018
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Brexit… followed by the European Parliament elections… a new Commission… a new President of the European Commission… a new President of the European Council… a new President of the European Central Bank…

Europe 2019… Chaos?

The very first issue of the Plain Truth magazine in the beginning of 1934, asked the question:

“Is a World Dictator About to Appear?”

That focus hasn’t changed. As we approach the end of the age, that dictator cannot be far off. With all of the upcoming changes in Europe, the political landscape seems chaotic in 2019!

When Does Britain Leave The EU?

11pm on Friday, March 29, 2019

“Between that date and December 31, 2020, there is expected to be some form of a transition period. This will allow businesses and others to [prepare] people for the moment when the new post-Brexit rules between the UK and the EU begin. Free movement will continue throughout the transition period. The UK will be able to make its own trade deals, however, they will not come into force until January 1, 2021.” (express.co.uk)

We Were Warned!

Over 50 years ago, the Plain Truth magazine warned that Britain would not be part of the final United States of Europe:

“In spite of Mr Churchill’s farsightedness …he could not foresee that this great politico-religio-economic power bloc of ten nations not only would refuse Britain membership [in the final United States of Europe - the ten], but would ultimately prove the undoing of the Anglo-Saxon people of America, Britain, and the Commonwealth countries.” (The Plain Truth, April 1965)

Europe: All Change In 2019

“Europe in 2019 will not just be the year of Brexit. It will also witness the election of a new European Parliament (23–26 May), the choice of a new president of the European Commission and of a new Commission, as well as the appointment of a new president of the European Council and of the European Central Bank. All this under the spell of the next ‘Multiannual Financial Framework,’ a five-year budget plan for the years 2021-27, which will be under discussion throughout the year.” (globalpolicywatch.com)

EU-wide Break-up: Europe Fears ‘Nightmare’

“The biggest threat to the EU is the imminent collapse of Angela Merkel’s fragile coalition, which would lead to a Europe-wide breakup ‘in an uncontrollable way’ according to a leading left-wing and pro-EU commentator. The political instability that has rocked the German government could set in motion the breakup of the European Union, according to Paul Mason, a left-wing commentator.

Mason explained: ‘I think the big danger in all of our nightmares whether you are pro- or anti-European Union, the nightmare is that it breaks up in an uncontrollable way. The way it does that is if the Merkel government falls and switches to the right, as the Austrian government did’.” (express.co.uk)

We Are Watching For Dramatic Change In Europe

All this on top of a financial disaster could lead to a massive crisis – paving the way for a more right wing government in Germany – formed with “spiritual help and guidance” from the Roman Catholic Church… who would stress the need for “strong leadership” in a crisis, not only in Germany, but in Europe.

Be Aware!

When pressure reaches breaking point, change happens suddenly!

Remember The Warning We Were Given

The 1335 day marks… “apparently that is the time when OUR WORK SHALL END.

That will be a time when the UNITED EUROPE shall appear - THE REVIVAL OF THE MEDIEVAL ‘HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE’.

We shall then be warned, and readied to be taken to a place of refuge and safety from the Great Tribulation.(Pastor General’s Report - 1979-11-20)

Financial Disaster Under Construction In Europe

“Italy is facing a major debt crisis as the eurozone lurches once again towards financial disaster, an expert has warned. Traders have expressed mounting fears for the country’s financial health, and the potential knock-on effects for its European neighbours. Rome’s government debt stands at 130 percent of GDP, just below that of the eurozone’s perennial economic basket-case Greece.” (express.co.uk)

Another Economic Crisis Would COLLAPSE Euro And Brussels

“Professor Alan Sked, co-founder of Ukip, has claimed the European Union is ‘split’ on a number of issues during a scathing rant. Speaking exclusively to express.co.uk, Mr Sked warned the Brussels club was split on migration, foreign policy, and the future of the eurozone. He said: ‘The EU is split in many different ways really, right now.’

‘It is split over the future of the Eurozone, it is split over migration, it is split over the power of the Commission to enforce what it sees as its rules in eastern Europe. I think it may split over foreign policy, for example, reacting to Trump on various fronts. I think [we] are in a very serious situation.’

‘If there is another economic crisis, whether it comes because of a crash in the Chinese economy, or because of tariff wars that are begun by President Trump, there is a danger the eurozone would collapse. If the euro collapses then the whole caboodle collapses I think, that is a very real threat.’

‘France and Germany have to send a strong signal to the Commission that we need to negotiate a pragmatic and sensible outcome that protects jobs on both sides of the Channel because for every job lost in the UK, there will be jobs lost in Europe as well if Brexit goes wrong. There would not just be economic consequences for the UK, there would be profound economic consequences for the rest of Europe’.” (express.co.uk)

Eurozone And The Euro Are Both Doomed

Charles Hugh Smith writes: “Beneath the permanent whatever it takes ‘rescue’ by the European Central Bank (ECB) lie fundamental asymmetries that doom the euro, the joint currency that has been the centerpiece of European unity since its introduction in 1999. The key imbalance is between export powerhouse Germany, which generates huge trade surpluses, and its trading partners, which run large trade and budget deficits, particularly Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain.

Those outside of Europe may be surprised to learn that Germany’s exports are roughly equal to those of China ($1.2 trillion), even though Germany’s population of 82 million is a mere 6% of China’s 1.3 billion. Germany and China are the world’s top exporters, while the US trails as a distant third.

If public and private debt in the troubled nations keeps rising at current rates, it’s possible that even mighty Germany may be unable (or unwilling) to fund an essentially endless bailout. Be wary of endless ‘fixes’ to a structurally doomed system.” (charleshughsmith.blogspot.com)

Chaos In The Roman Catholic Church

The other main player in end time events, the Roman Catholic Church, also seems to be in total confusion. The Pope faces mounting pressure to quit! The Roman Catholic Church is mired in sex scandals. People are even asking the question – is the Pope really a Catholic!

“The pope is facing mounting pressure to quit as ultra-conservative members of the Catholic Church hierarchy continue to accuse him of covering for a cardinal in a sex abuse scandal. The timing of the letter’s release - right in the middle of Francis’s landmark trip to Ireland - immediately raised speculation about a possible plot against the Argentine pontiff.” (dailymail.co.uk)

The Clergy Abuse Crisis Has Cost The Catholic Church $3 Billion

Keep in mind that this article refers to just the USA. The Catholic Church faces many lawsuits around the world. Thousands of victims are claiming compensation… hundreds of priests stand accused!

“Sixteen years after an investigation in Boston highlighted the dimensions of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic priesthood, the financial and reputational cost to the Catholic church continues to grow. Lawsuits by abuse victims have so far forced dioceses and religious orders in the United States to pay settlements totaling more than $3 billion, and at least 19 have filed for bankruptcy protection.” (npr.org)

“Is The Pope A Catholic?”

“That joking retort we heard as children, ‘Is the pope Catholic?’ is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a ‘gay lobby’ in the Vatican, Pope Francis responded, ‘If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?’ As judgment was thought to be part of the papal job description, traditional Catholics were startled at what the new pope had volunteered.” (creators.com)

Pure Hypocrisy

“The Vatican denounced the scandal of child abuse before the UN General Assembly Monday but made no mention of the Church’s own crisis with allegations of mishandling abusers pointing to Pope Francis himself.

It ‘is urgent to promote the protection of children today, as children are regularly victims of armed conflict, violence, various forms of exploitation and abuse, and are exposed to hunger and extreme poverty,’ said the head of the Vatican delegation, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, in his address.

‘The way we care for every child shows the depth of our humanity and of our appreciation for the dignity and rights of every person,’ Gallagher said.” (breitbart.com)

Major Change Needs A Major Crisis

In the last days of World War II the nations of the “free world” got together in a huge Conference in San Francisco. They had the major crisis, with over 60 million killed in the war, plus millions maimed! This forced the nations to talk – to seek a solution. This led to the founding of the United Nations that we see today.

At this event, Mr and Mrs Armstrong witnessed an event where the Roman Catholic Church tried to show the nations that the Church was the only way to real peace. They failed! But it shows the approach they used… and history has a strange way of repeating itself!

Sunday, April 29th 1945 - The “Solemn Pontifical Mass”

“But back, now, to that most significant special meeting this morning. It was not an official United Nations meeting – it was not a secret meeting – it was a ‘Solemn Pontifical Mass,’ staged by the Roman Catholic Church. It was held at the great Municipal Auditorium, seating a vast audience of 10,000. Every seat was filled. Mrs Armstrong and I were allowed to sit on aisle steps near the front of the balcony, which provided very good seats.

It was the sermon that shot forth that spark, impregnating the minds of world leaders in attendance. This amazing sermon was delivered by a foremost radio speaker of the Catholic Church; Bishop Duane G Hunt of Salt Lake City. He possesses a marvelous voice, is a master of stirring oratory, an effective and powerful speaker. And most important, seated before him was a special section of some two or three hundred delegates to the Conference – important political leaders from Europe and South America – men in whose hands may rest the destiny of the western world.

Holding Out A Last Straw

The Catholic hierarchy was well aware that the United Nations Conference was producing nothing but strife and bickering, and was destined from its inception to end in total failure. Yet world leaders were pronouncing it ‘The world’s last hope’ – with the only alternative annihilation of humanity!

And in this solemn hour, amid the psychological build-up of this impressive service, this dynamic Catholic speaker with ringing voice offered these world politicians the last straw for their drowning nations to grab, when they should later see their world Organization sinking into oblivion!

Without divine help, he assured them, the United Nations structure is doomed to collapse. That divine aid was offered through the Roman Catholic Church. Without the guidance, supervision, authority of the Catholic Church, he told these men, they were laboring in vain.

There could be only one appraisal of his sermon – it was a masterpiece!

Few of the ten thousand in that vast audience recognized that they were actually seeing launched before their very eyes a campaign to rule the world!

Here in this masterful address, so impressively delivered before world leaders, was the psychological seed destined to unite under Catholicism a Europe that will resurrect the ‘Holy’ Roman Empire!

Government Is Of God

To the individual citizen, he continued, the Catholic Church, says: ‘You must understand that civil government is ordained by God, deriving its authority from Him. You must obey its laws. Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.’

Then to the civil governments – meaning those world statesmen high in authority in many nations seated before him – the Catholic Church says: ‘You must understand your place in the divine scheme of things! God is first.’

Do you grasp what he meant by that? The Catholic position is that God speaks and rules on earth though the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church! Whatever the pope binds on earth is bound in heaven. Whatever he looses is also approved in heaven. His title is ‘Vicar of Christ,’ which means actually, ‘Ruling in place of Christ.’

In effect, then, he is Christ on earth. The Catholic position is that the pope is, therefore, supposed to be the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, by divine authority. He is supposed to be in authority over all kings and civil governments.

But, his words rang out with great oratorical power, if the Lord build the house, they do not labor in vain who build it. There is no other way to peace!

Unfortunately, he said, the Roman Church is not free, now, to rule and check aggressions of war-like nations – but he said they were ‘Hoping and praying for it.’ And, since the Church is not free to sit in authority over nations – since thru them the Lord is not building this United Nations structure for world peace, his conclusions were plain indeed:

The United Nations Organization will fail. It is doomed before it starts! This was the Roman Catholic bid to resurrect the so-called ‘Holy Roman Empire’! And prophecy says they will succeed!(The Plain Truth, December 1948)

End Time Events Proclaimed!

Fifty years ago, the Plain Truth magazine warned:

“The 17th chapter of Revelation plainly describes a spiritual-political union of TEN KINGS, ten military/political leaders, and a great spiritual leader. For decades, we have been proclaiming the eventual creation of some form of United Europe – showing the many difficulties to be resolved, the ancient nationalistic antagonisms, the memories of Germany’s neighbors of World War II, and the various religious barriers. We have proclaimed repeatedly that the ultimate unifying force would be religious. We have shown how the prophecies of your Bible proclaim a great universal religious fervour will finally break down all remaining barriers to a full economic-political-military-religious union in Europe!(The Plain Truth, August 1968)

Europe: Chaos Under Construction!

As we watch the news, we can see that what Jesus Christ revealed to His Church is coming to pass. Germany has destabilised Europe by allowing over one million young Muslim men to migrate to Europe. Europe is in turmoil as a result.

Just 70 years after the end of World War ll, an extreme right-wing movement is back, as the largest opposition party in the German government.

The European leaders have gone to the Pope, seeking help and advice to save their faltering dream. The political chaos in Europe is crying out for strong leadership. Strong leaders are needed in time of extreme crisis.

There is no overall vision for Europe at the moment. No one has one.

Jan Techau, from the German Marshall Fund of the United States (politico.eu)

The Cause Of Chaos?

In view of what many financial analysts are predicting for the VERY near future, we would do well to review what Mr Armstrong said back in 1984:

July 7th 1984 “…I can see now the event that is going to trigger the formation of reunification in Europe; the resurrection of the Medieval Holy Roman Empire that we’ve been looking forward to that is prophesied to come.

…I believe that some event is going to happen suddenly just like out of a blue sky that is going to shock the whole world and is going to cause the nations of Europe to realize they must unite.

Well, now I think I can see what may be the very event that is going to trigger it and that is the economic situation in the world.

Now when the financial structure breaks down, all civilization is going to break down. I just wanted to say that much - maybe you can begin to see how serious this thing can become!(Sermon - 7 July 1984)

Recipe For A Dictator

In 2018, We gave the “recipe” to make a dictator. Here is an updated version for 2019:-

Start off with a nice big juicy financial disaster. Then add the main ingredients; political confusion, a fearful confused population, a few “natural disasters”, stir in some hot trade wars and bring to the boil!

Add to the mix a large dose of moral degradation and a large amount of fake news, along with some hyperinflation and poverty, you have now created chaos, the perfect environment from which a dictator can arise.

Then supply a strong leader, backed and controlled by an apparently miracle working religious leader. They will both be accepted by the vast majority of the people…

They will give the people of Europe new hope… a new direction…

… AND DESTROY ALL WHO OPPOSE THEM!

"And he spake to them a parable; ‘Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.

So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand’.(Luke 21:29-31)

Transcript - 28 May 2018
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