Santorini Akrotiri Lighthouse

By: Brandon T. Ward

In last years “Signs and Seasons” study we discussed how rapidly the events in our world are unfolding. How the events of our world continue to escalate year after year setting a new precedent with each passing day. With each passing precedent, it makes it that much easier to accomplish the next, which means a much bigger acceleration in prophecy.

We also discussed how we all need to relax and let God’s Word come to pass. How we need to be patient and not rush the Word. I extend that message for this year’s study and add to watch and protect yourself against the deception of our time.

Already Americans have been sucked into the false hope known as the trump presidency. The same individuals who railed against the system, now believe it magically worked in their favor to allow trump into office. We discussed in our study, “The Destruction of our Nation and the Ballot Box” how the elections have been rigged for a desired outcome. We discussed that it will not be man, but God who selects the next president and I caution the reader. God selects the president, but that does not mean He approves of the president. Read that sentence again.

If you want to be accepted by God then you stand by God. You do not claim to be sinless, you do not raise the banner of the homosexual crowd which is an abomination in God’s sight (Leviticus 18:22, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Romans 1:26-27).

Many Americans believe they have a savior in trump just as many saw obama as a savior in 2008. How interesting considering 90% of Americans did not want trump elected to begin with. Yet, Americans now see trump as someone who can somehow break the shackles of globalism and “Make America Great Again”. The truth is, only our Father in Heaven can “Make America Great Again” and He will only do that if we hearken to His Word (Deuteronomy 28).

How quickly we allow politics to divide us from our Christian brothers. How quickly we allow ourselves to be herded into blocks known as the Republican and Democratic party.

trump made campaign promises to “upend the global order” and to “drain the swamp”, yet he is filling his cabinet with creatures known as; globalists and international bankers. Since trump won the election he has since backed away from his “drain the swamp” catch phrase. He also backed away from his now former claim of removing the obama policies that we have all railed against for years. What a savior.

I have heard Christians claim trump’s selection allows more time before the return of Christ. This is an absurd notion. God has a set time for the end of this age of flesh and nothing is going to change that. God does not need a few more seconds before the buzzer, He sets the buzzer and decides when it goes off.

With trump’s selection we hear cries of “Peace and safety”, but we know what comes next “sudden destruction cometh upon them(1 Thessalonians 5:3).

As the days march on it is becoming quite clear, had the globalists allowed clinton into office it would have been more of the same. More leftist policies that the general public has grown tired of under the obama administration.

However, with the selection of trump and the all Republican House and Senate we instantly saw the conservative base become pacified. Instantly, everything is right in the world and we see the stock market at new record highs based on nothing. With the selection of trump we will see more encroachment on our rights and it will be embraced as defending our freedom. trump hinted as much in recent commentary concerning gun control.

With the selection of trump we now hear from the mainstream media that “populism” is reigning supreme and the will of the people is finally being heard around the world. Lies, lies and more lies from the mainstream media. The people are being setup for a great fall.

It is very possible the globalists will crash the current world order during trumps watch which is being hailed as the people’s choice though he lost the popular vote by 2.8 million votes. If this occurs the globalists could simply use the people, those who support the nation-state as the reason for the global destruction that will take place. They will blame so-called leaders like trump who claim to hold national based ideals, ideals the globalists call isolationist policies.

No matter what happens, remember to stay focused on our Father and do not allow your ideals, your Christian beliefs to be compromised over the promises of a man. Just as our Father allowed obama into office to fulfill an agenda, He has allowed trump into office to do the same.

We will now turn our attention to the events that unfolded during 2016.

Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of homosexual marriage on July 26th 2015 our nation has taken a moral nose dive and what many do not understand is the Supreme Court does not create law. Their ruling simply stated the Constitution does not disallow homosexual marriage.

Nonetheless, Obama started 2016 stating, ‘homosexuality is America’s future’ and how right he was. Colgate pushed a homosexual inspired ad titled, “Smile with Pride”. Dove, the soap company featured an ad with two ‘dads’ kissing. While Skittles turned their bright candies black and white in honor of the homosexual agenda. The most disturbing media campaign came from Time Magazine who just recently featured a 9 year old “transgender” boy on the cover, posed in a disturbing fashion to say the least.

The Fox Television network launched a new TV series titled, “Lucifer is Coming” while CBS has a show titled, “Angel From Hell” mocking Christianity. Saturday Night Live featured a skit titled “God is Gay” and the Huffington Post was bold and foolish enough to call Christ “The First Transgender Man”.

The media is no stranger to pushing sin, but this is another level altogether. We now see the governments of the world pushing the homosexual agenda and dictating to us that we must accept it and guide our children to embrace it.

Canada is mulling a bill that would create “Transgender Speech Crimes” while the Canadian Supreme Court legalized some sex acts with animals. We learned about a sex-education book shown to children as young as ten years old that condones; homosexuality and other sex acts.

The California Board of Education voted to include homosexuality in books aimed at children in the second grade and up. While some Third Grade children are forced to read a book about a boy in a dress. Then trump filled the role of Secretary of State with Rex Tiller a “key leader” in ending the Boy Scout ban on homosexuals.

Indoctrinating our children with filth is now acceptable in today’s society, our now former Christian culture. Today, we see Christianity being cleansed from the classroom. We live in a world where the court can order a father to treat his daughter as a boy. We live in a world where if we object to homosexuality we are kicked out of schools and daycare centers. We now live in a world where people are being arrested and considered terrorists for their Christian beliefs.

The next step for perversion to triumph is beasteality and pedophilia and we are already seeing that come to pass. Salon has pushed pedophilia at least twice last year while others say pedophilia is a disorder, not a crime.

We expect this sort of degeneracy from the media and from our governments who are pushing it. But we do not expect it from our so-called religious leaders, those who are supposed to hold the Banner of Christ. But we find even they are failing the people, just as the days of old. God’s Word is full of examples of so-called religious men using God’s Word in vain and the people clamber to it (2 Timothy 4:3-4, 1 Corinthians 10:11).

A “prominent” Baptist pastor claims homosexual marriage is “the law of the land and urges Christians to move onto other issues such as abortion. What a lack of understanding how our political process works. As we documented, the Supreme Court does not make laws and how exactly does one become a “prominent” teacher when they lie to God’s children? Of course the savior trump has said the issue is “settled and he is fine with that. What kind of man or woman of God stands for someone who so blatantly stands against God?

Where do others in the religious community stand? Well, the pope now says the church should “accept gays. What he does not understand is that it is not about us accepting them, it is about them accepting Christ into their hearts and changing their sinful nature.

Then we had an Episcopal priest who claims LBGTQ people will ‘revitalize Christianity’. If that is revitalization you can keep it to yourself. If that were not bad enough a Methodist minister ‘broke church rules by marrying his husband. While the Catholic church has told their Bishops they do not have to disclose child sex abuse and of course the pope called for the unification of all religions, something that is not possible. Out of Christ’s own mouth, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me(John 14:6).

We posted so many articles about this it is not possible to cover them all in this study. We produced several videos about this subject in part as well.

As we outlined in the opening of this study, with each passing day one precedent sets up and accelerates the next. In May we posted an article titled, “UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop “Extremism” Online”. As we closed out 2016 we were slammed with reports about “fake news” and how they are damaging the political process. We now live in a world where web hosts shut down websites for boycotting Target for their stand against homosexuality. To make matters worse, web giants; YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft are stepping up efforts to remove “extremist” content from their websites. Facebook will also use snopes and other so-called fact checkers to remove any content that does not comply to their standards.

France is now moving to make “conspiracy theories” illegal while US Homeland Security says if you see something suspicious online, report it. Obama Quietly Signed The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law and Germany is planning a center of defense against fake news.

In less than a year’s time we went from discussion about banning free speech to implementing it. When you allow someone to do your thinking for you, you have lost all control over yourself. I will never understand why more people do not rise up and make a stand, at least stand for God. We have all read history, how millions of people died in the bloody wars of the past and under Communist rule. We have read about the accounts of people who were asked for their papers. Yet, we are letting it happen once again without a second thought. We are no different from those who have passed on before us, we only think we are.

Let us talk about gun control, which has nothing to do with controlling firearms and everything to do with controlling people. With each and every shooting that occurs in this nation the mainstream media and the government fire up their anti-gun rhetoric once again. obama escalated his call for gun control over “homegrown extremism. That is code speak for taking away law-abiding citizens rights. Jeh Johnson Homeland Security Secretary claims gun control is now a matter of national security. Joe Biden is foolish enough to say the second amendment says you can limit our firearm rights. If that were not bad enough the fascist state of California has now implemented a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and a limit on ammunition purchases. California has gone downhill because the people have allowed it and the rest of the country is doing the same, because everyone would rather stay quiet than making a stand against corruption and the violation of our rights. If this world carries on much longer what kind of future will your kids have? When they grow into adults and they ask you what you did to prevent tyranny, what will be your answer to them?

The mainstream media piled on. Rolling Stone thinks it is time to repeal the second amendment. CNN called for obama to declare a national emergency in order to gut the second amendment. The Washington Post said obama’s gun control is not enough, gun confiscation is now needed. I have to ask the question, why are you still buying their magazines and watching their programming?

Despite all this, more guns were sold in 2016 than any year prior. It is almost like they want the people armed for an event, imagine total economic collapse and the chaos that will ensue and imagine the reasons the government will use to “crack down” all in the name of “peace and safety”.

Speaking of economic collapse, one of the biggest indicators of brain washing is known as the DOW. When the people see it at record highs they honestly believe everything is okay. Despite the fact that business bankruptcies have soared by 38%. Cargo ships are now being scrapped due to the lack of demand for them. Trucking orders have collapsed 48%, railroad profits have dropped 22%, Walmart shuttered 269 stores and Cisco laid off 20% of its workforce.

How is America doing, the once blessed nation? Today, most Americans are one paycheck away from the street with less than $1,000 in their savings account. That is not called living, that is called surviving.

Owning a home, the former American Dream is now at a 48 year low and of course no one works in 1 out of 5 US homes. American children are now the least fit in the world. Is this a surprise when half our calories come from ultra processed foods and then add in the fact that we consume 80% of all prescription painkillers produced? No wonder the suicide rate in the United States is at a 30 year high.

Mega banks like RBS screamed, “sell everything” as a deflationary crisis is upon us while Bank of America issued a “recession” warning.

Meanwhile, the United Nations warns the next financial crisis may include huge debt defaults. The IMF is now calling for negative interest rates which only hurt the people, those who save their money. Last but not least a Davos Insider stated the world economy is doomed as central banks are out of ammo to save the system.

The mega banks have been screaming this for a couple of years now. We discussed this same subject in last year’s study. The only difference is they are dialing in exactly how it will go down. Negative interest rates are spreading across the globe and robbing the people blind.

Everyone should understand the global financial system has been propped up since 2008 due to low-interest rates being funneled to the banks and the bailouts which created new money, money that has no backing. Further, you should know and understand the Federal Reserve moved 93% of entire stock market since 2008. So all that green you see on the DOW is artificially created and means nothing. Essentially, it is a figment of our imagination.

We continue to see the global economy manipulated and used against the people which has taken a leap forward with the erosion of our freedom through the implementation of cashless societies. It is cash that allows us the freedom to buy and sell and without that freedom of choice we will be controlled by the global financial system that can essentially remove us from it with one entry on a screen.

In an effort to reduce crime,” India required their citizens to turn in their cash in denominations of 500 and 1000 Rupee notes. The plan was to exchange the old notes for new notes, of course the government still does not have enough new notes to go around and the people are holding worthless cash which is preventing them from providing for their families. India, a culture known for its gold heritage has now made moves to confiscate gold from their citizens. India has also given business owners a 30% tax break for participating in cashless transactions. Venezuela has also taken similar measures.

This is an act of war against the people and do not think for a moment it will not happen in your nation. Remember, the United States confiscated the people’s gold in the 1930s.

All of these moves are being made in an effort to migrate the world towards a cashless society. While this sounds great in a perfect world, we live in a very wicked world and these conveniences will certainly be used against the people, especially during the Tribulation.

It is these events that are adding to the destruction of the greatest nation the world has ever seen. We are now seeing the history of our nation erased. San Diego is trying to ban the term “Founding Fathers” due to “gender bias. Andrew Jackson who fought the central bankers was removed from the $20 bill. A high school teacher lectured the class stating, “to be white is racist period. Kentucky removed a Confederate Monument and schools are banning American flags from football games.

These headlines would have been unthinkable just five to ten years ago, but today they are commonplace.

The destruction of our nation does not stop there; The Border Patrol reports 80% of the illegals they catch are released back into the US in addition to advertizing safe zones for illegals. ICE released nearly 20,000 illegal immigrants, 208 convicted of murder and 900 of sex crimes. To top it off there are now nearly 65 million non-English speakers in the US.

America is not keeping its culture, it is being destroyed by the government we support with our tax dollars. A government that has become overbearing and dictates to us our rights when our rights have already been inked into the Constitution.

America, you see and understand this. You have said our government is the biggest problem facing Americans today. 42% of you have said we need to ditch the two-party system and Americans now hate the government more than ever. What many do not understand is our government has been hijacked by the children of Satan and their useful idiots who they place into office.

Years ago we discussed the globalists plan to bring down the entire global financial system and by that time the people will hate their governments so much they will beg for the new world order government that will be presented to them. More and more we hear of nations backing a globalist movement, we discussed this in last years “Signs and Seasons study as well.

We are constantly told China, Russia and the US are at odds, while we witness them with our own eyes working together to destroy Syria.

Meanwhile, Germany is boosting their military “to actively shape the global order while dozens of nations took part in military exercises in Florida.

Speaking of Germany, France and Germany have ‘drawn up plans to morph EU countries into one with control over members’ armies and economies. Of course the UN now demands a bigger and stronger police force.

Globally we hear calls for the removal of our rights. obama and the UN have joined forces to remove our parental rights. The UN has adopted an “education” plan to indoctrinate our children with the globalist agenda. We saw the World Economic Forum release an article titled, “Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better” trying to shine up globalism and the removal of your privacy as some commodity we should all strive for.

obama’s final UN speech quotes, “Binding Ourselves To International Rules Increases Our Security”. Can you believe the brainwashing that is taking place? Unfortunately it continues, the EU chief has said, all borders should be opened. John Kerry told military graduates to “prepare for a borderless world. While the UN Internet Summit run by China pushes global governance.

Do not worry, it gets better. The IMF is calling for a new global tax, criminal IMF chief Lagarde calls for forceful economic reform while others call for a new global monetary order.

While we see globalism continue to shape and take over the globe we are told that somehow populism has taken over the world. The lies we will believe and friends, Britain Has Not Pushed Out The Globalists. The only way out of this mess is by following the narrow path that leads to Jesus Christ, no man is going to save you.

Let us now direct our attention to terrorism, an ideal that is destroying the middle east and sending the refugees right into the arms of Europe to finish destroying the Christian nations. You should understand this is most certainly by design. Syria’s President Bashar Assad understands this, in a recent interview he stated, “The Refugee Crisis is Caused by Terrorism and Western Policies”. He would add, “Moderate Rebels” Are The “Only Opposition In The World Who Are Agents Of Foreign Countries”.

Do you realize the US has spent six billion dollars fighting ISIS which includes dropping 50,000 Bombs on Iraq and Syria and ISIS is still winning the war. In Mosul the US drops one bomb every eight minutes. The terrorist group Al Nursa has said, the “Americans are on our side and somehow the Iraq army caught ISIS fighters with US missiles, imagine that.

Imagine this, world arms sales are up 14% in the last five years all led by the US. As we have documented over and over again Global Powers led by the US have created the terrorist proxies in Syria. They too were selected by God to fulfill the negative aspect in our Father’s Word, but you better believe He does not approve of them.

Countless lives have been lost and destabilized. Large portions of Homs, Aleppo and Damascus, Syria have been destroyed. Homes and communities have been wiped out and now the destruction has spread to Mosul, Iraq.

While many of you enjoyed the holidays with family and friends, these people are fighting to stay alive all because we stay silent and do not voice our concern with our governments being involved in this outrageous war on terrorism. While we enjoyed the holidays at home our fathers and mothers, sons, and daughters, brothers and sisters were fighting the false war on terrorism and dying in vain.

One of the reasons for the war on terrorism is to destroy the last remaining pieces of the Christian nations and of course, this is by design. The refugees are being funneled to the European nations in order to literally wipe out the culture. Notice, they are not going to other Arab nations, they are being funneled to Europe.

We can also see the governments of the world growing tired of the delays in taking out the government of Syria. The US State Department has called for direct military strikes on Syria’s government, obama waived all restrictions on military assistance to “foreign” forces in Syria while trump is ready to send in NATO.

Syria is being attacked by proxy forces as they are not a part of the global financial system. At this point there really is not much left of Syria worth salvaging and the destruction of Damascus, Syria’s capital is very Biblical (Isaiah 17:1).

Despite a so called peace treaty between Iran and Global Powers, in February Iran stopped accepting payments for oil in dollars and switched to the euro. The same mistake Saddam Hussein made which led to his demise as well. Like Syria, Iran has refused to participate in the global financial system as well and this will not be tolerated by the globalists. With that said, the next country to be attacked is most likely Iran. In the past we have discussed the document titled, “Which Path to Persia” that was created by a global think tank which outlines how Global Powers will take out the government of Iran. This is a subject we cover in Chapter 2 of our study, “The Timeline of the Tribulation”.

With the selection of trump, an attack on Iran seems to be certain as trump selected former Marine General James Mattis who has called Iran “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East.

This appointment by trump along with the other globalists and financial bankers he has chosen proves beyond a doubt we are going to see more of the same for the next four years and most likely a dramatic escalation in world events.

As we continue down the path of these end times we are now approaching a fork in the road.

On the left, one path appears to be very easy to navigate, it is wide with many travelers on it and by virtue it appears to be safe. On the right, the path is very difficult to navigate, it is narrow with many obstacles and there are only a few travelers on it making the hard trek.

As a man or woman of God you know we are to take the narrow path “which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it(Matthew 7:13-14). Why do you think there is few that choose to travel down the narrow path? Because it is harder, it is much more difficult to make a stand and jump over the hurdles associated with taking the narrow path.

Are you up for the challenge?

Will you make a firm and unwavering stand for our Father or will you take the easy way out leaning on men to save you?

Remember, when we accept Christ, we accept Him with all of our heart. It is very simple, you either accept Him and stand with Him or you do not. Notice, there is not a third path. There are only two paths, one leads to destruction and one leads to life.

Standing for our Father is not easy, but you better believe He is with us every step of the way.

As there are only two paths, there are only two rocks to stand on and “their rock is not as our Rock(Deuteronomy 32:31). You either stand on the true Rock that makes up the narrow path or you stand on the false rock that will surely crumble.

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