I have never been one to point to any one trend, or one State of the Union address as an end times event, but with so many things happening at once, it’s worth mentioning a couple of events that have happened recently that point to the End Times that we live in.
First, we have an ongoing issue with bees. If you do a search such as “bees dying at an alarming rate”, you’ll see this issue has been going on for several years. To find a more recent one, I searched “bees dying 2018” and found a U.S. News article, “A Real Buzz Kill“, that shows it’s still an issue. Of course, one does not have to do this search to know it’s been happening. I have been noticing bees lying on the streets, side walks, drive ways, parking lots, and back yards for several years. Enough so, that I did this search recently to see if anyone else had been noticing this.
It occurred to me that in the seven days of creation, God made the insects three days after the plants were created. It’s an important order because many plants depend on bees to propagate their species through pollination. On a side note, consider if it were three millions years between these events as some apologists suggest, most plants that we depend on today would have died before we ever saw them. The article here states.
Seventy of the world’s top 100 crop species are pollinated by bees – and those foods feed 90 percent of mankind. Without a large, healthy bee population, most foods we rely on would disappear.
Why do I bring this up as an end times consideration. As mentioned before, there will be famine and pestilence during the times leading up to the last days, and if bees are affecting 90 percent of what we eat, this is perhaps one of the most ignored trend that could lead us to those times.
What about Trump’s State of the Union address? I’m not joining the Trump haters because who could honestly disagree with developments like unemployment at an all time low, earnings rising, and taxes going down? The boon, though, could come at a large expense as lost tax revenue could easily fall short paying for a great wall, the defeat of terrorism, more nukes, a whole new infrastructure including paying for jobs to build it, and many more promises with less to pay for it. Soon, the burden of debt may actually reach a breaking point as Trump’s businesses did in the past. I hope not, but fear it’s looming.
After 9/11 and the ending of Saddam Hussein, as insurgencies were making the news and pursuit of Al-Qaida leaders made news daily, my 9 year old son once told me a dream that caught the attention of the Spirit inside me when it sounded far more biblical than the dream of a 9 year old. He described a many headed beast that was fighting him, and it was a difficult fight, but he was cutting the heads off of this beast with a sword. He said he was getting tired when he finally cut all the heads off but one. And he had to add out of no where, “I was an American.” Then he finally gave all that he had and cut the last head off, but instead of dying, the monster grew a new body, and swallowed him up.
Acts 2:17 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”
When I heard my son’s dream described sounding every bit like a prophecy in the way mentioned in Acts 2:17, it seemed to be about America fighting terrorism. After all, it was common in those days for the head shots of Al Qaida leaders to be posted whenever they eliminated one. We knew that Bin Laden was their leader, and would have been the ultimate goal, and we had no idea how hard it would be to finally get him. So hard, that it wasn’t until Obama was President that we finally got him.
Yet, it wasn’t but a little while longer after ending his reign, that ISIS appeared. The mention of leaders was minimal, but it was almost as though the internet led this whole beast as terrorist attacks happened without a leader all throughout the world. It was as though the body controlled it and not any particular head. You would think this dream says that ISIS will take over America, but that is not happening.
What’s funny, is without knowing of a coming ISIS, I concluded something entirely different after hearing the dream. I thought it was saying that America would go bankrupt fighting terrorism, and that once the last effort seemed to have stopped the last definite source of terrorism, it would go bankrupt, and would be swallowed up by Europe as the U.N. would swoop in to keep the people of America afloat, propped up by all the nations.
It seemed to not be happening as we’re in a boom instead of a decline. Nonetheless, we have had multiple efforts to increase the maximum debt as it’s already spiraling out of control. Between the promises of Trump, and the need for a growing military due to Kim Jong-in, this end result is sounding more possible.
When my son’s dream seemed to point to this, it reminded me what I’ve heard from some Biblical scholars that America does not seem to be part of the end times. In the description of the 10 kingdoms in Revelation and Daniel, the reasonable symbolic representation of each does not seem to include America, but is rather centered around Europe and those once represented by the Roman Empire. Perhaps the possible bankruptcy and absorption of America by Europe explains this. Believe me, I take no joy in the possibility of Trump or Bees bringing bankruptcy or famine, and I certainly hope that neither are part of our futures.
So, not that I have additional joy in adding a dream that I had myself a while after this posting. I have had prophetic dreams before that actually happened. For instance, the night before the most destructive tsunami ever recorded on December 26, 2004, I had dreamed that I was in a boat off an Asian coast, and felt the ship drop suddenly. When I looked toward the shore, I saw a great swell heading toward land, and immediately thought, “a lot of people are about to die.” I woke up on December 26 and heard the news and it was confirmed that boats were in the water when the Earthquake struck and it felt as though the boats dropped into a pit.
I also once dreamed that I was an Iraqi looking out my backyard at night and shocked to see American soldiers walking through my backyard with night goggles on. I remembered feeling like I didn’t like it at all, but was calmed a little that they were fighting my enemy in Iraq, who was Saddam Hussein and also the Shiites. It was confirmed that this tactic was used by America during Desert Storm and such were the conflicting sentiments of Iraqis at the time.
Anyway, the dream at hand. In both these cases and in others, when it is prophetic, it’s not me in the dream, but looking through the eyes of someone else. So, this time, I was watching television, and I was watching a favorite news announcer on the BBC. He was standing in front of an unfinished construction site and said something like this, “All throughout America, you can find such abandoned construction sites like this one as America’s bankruptcy is affecting everyone. Yet, America is going on with the Olympics, and using what resources they have to host it for whatever hope it will give them.”
When I woke that morning, I had never heard of America’s bid to host the Olympics, but soon after it happened, and the most recent date is set for the 2028 Summer Olympics. When looking at how things are panning out, it looks like Trump will win in 2020, and so will be out of the office by 2024. This bankruptcy, if occurring in 2028, would most likely be at the end of a Democrat presidency. Again, REALLY hoping this does not occur, but it makes sense if this is a prophetic dream, and is not entirely unlikely given our growing and debilitating divisions in the government and our people, the weakening opinion of Europe toward America, and our growing debt which is funded in large part by other countries.
Let’s hope I’m wrong.