2,500 years ago God spoke through His prophet Daniel. He gave Daniel a vision of a time that was still future for Israel of Daniel’s day, as well as for us today. Parts of God’s plan are still yet to be seen. It calls for nations becoming one. It calls for a…
Are we heading in this direction????
Here is what the prophet saw – a vision of 4 beasts.
We are told 3 beasts were the kingdoms of Persia, Greece and Rome.
The 4th beast is still future; it is the antichrist and is yet to come…
“19 “Then I wanted to know the meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws—the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. 20 I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell—the horn that looked more imposing than the others and that had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully. 21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy people and defeating them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the holy people of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.”
Remember a year ago (August 2, 2011) – the debt ceiling debate and how the government almost shut down? That’s all people were talking about.
What happened when the raising the debt ceiling debate was no longer in the headlines?
It was agreed the debt ceiling would be raised but a “super committee” was put in place to come up with some type of agreed upon budget cuts by November 2011.
WHAT would happen if they failed to agree on budget cuts???
AUTOMATIC cuts would go into place including cuts from our defense budget – which no one said they wanted to see happen.
Between then and now…
THIS is the agenda and the cuts that are happening…
Looking at 4 documents as a resource – which can be accessed easily online.
(Document # 1) A unified security budget
- This document states the recommended military cuts
- Scaling back U.S. ground forces by 20%
- Reduce Navy fleet by 20%
- Cutting back from 12 aircraft carriers to 8
- Cut Navy fleet from 285 ships to 230 (313 is recommended)
- Cutting ballistic missile submarines, 14 are planned, cut 8 leaving 6
- Reduce Air Force by 2 combat units
- Cutting helicopters
- Cease all further development of missile defense
- Implement “R2P” – “Responsibility to protect” – Placing more Blue U.N. helmets on U.S. troops making them peacekeeping troops NOT U.S. soldiers
(Document # 2) Foreign policy – the Green dividend
- Savings from defense cuts are to be used for “Green Stimulus”
- Transferring American wealth to developing countries
(Document # 3) Climate Change and Conflict
- This document says climate change is a direct threat to National Security
- If we help other countries develop climate control to fight against global warming then
- Iran won’t build nuclear weapons
- Russia and China will become peacekeeping nations
- This document makes this POINT: The Arab Spring happened because of climate change (things such as rising food prices) This is Not true!
(Document # 4) Department of Defense review
- This document calls for increase drone usage
- “Shifting operational landscape” which means cut back military and use them as U.N. peacekeeping forces
- Address and redirect resources for a “balanced” global effort to help poor countries contend with climate issues.
What makes the Safeer Center climate friendly?
- It has a rainwater collection system for garden water
- It has energy efficient insulation
- It has double glass windows
- It has window shades
- And they used recycled wood
Is spending $100 million dollars on building in the west bank really going to help America?
This is where our country is headed.
- More global – less domestic
- Weaker military – stronger climate change policies
2,500 years ago God, through Daniel, has given us a picture of a day when nations will align together and one of the driving forces will be to come against the Lord and anything or anyone who tries to do Godly things and live a Godly lifestyle.
The message given through Daniel told us there will be a direct assault against the Kingdom of God.
We are to be ready, to give an answer for our faith, to be a resource, and to provide help (aid) whenever possible.
Why do we do what we do?
Because we understand who God is and what was done for us!