After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
February 2012 Update
As you are reading this article the Israeli Air Force may be on the way to terminate Iran’s genocidal nuclear ambitions.
My brother Willie and I, in the late 1970’s read the book, “The Late Great Planet Earth” by Hal Lindsey. We then asked the Lord to help us write a newspaper that would dramatize the events leading to the Second Coming of Christ. We printed our first copies in April 1980. In the summer of 2008, John McTernan urged us to reprint the paper exactly as we had in the original format. The newspaper rolled off the press identical to the original, we only added color pictures and a website.
Now over thirty years later we would like you to consider these ten questions:
Is Russia allied with Iran in an adversarial relationship with Israel?
Is Iran publicly threatening to destroy Israel?
Is Israel involved in a international unsolvable controversy over the status of Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Temple Mount?
Is Europe facing a deepening debt crisis? Are the financial markets in turmoil?
Are the Europeans considering a new constitution with an office of “The President of Europe”?
Is Japan having economic problems due to the value of the Yen and considering it’s devaluation?
Has gold soared to an all time high? Are countries getting involved in economic trade wars?
Are we having apocalyptic floods, droughts and earthquakes?
If you answered yes to these questions, I would humbly like to make a suggestion. Are you aware that these subjects are presented in ”The Last Trumpet” published over thirty years ago?
The newspaper is a tool you can use to share the gospel and end time events with your friends and relatives. We would like to send you, free of charge, copies of the ”Last Trumpet”, anywhere in the world. Recently we had a report that “The Last Trumpet” is being translated and printed into a specific dialect in India. The paper is also being presented on Indian radio and television.
Euro-crash….A slow motion train wreck
What we are witnessing in Europe could be a planned economic collapse that would lead to greater economic and political integration. Those of us familiar with the Hebrew prophets should not be surprised. It appears that the train wreck has already been filmed, and they are showing us one frame at a time.
Is there any way out of this financial debacle? Demands for ever-harsher austerity assures a euro-recession is all but certain. There is an immense sense of entitlement in Europe. Socialism works great until you run out of other people’s money. The three little PIGs (Portugal, Ireland and Greece) need $160 billion per year for their bailouts. Purchases of Italian and Spanish bonds by the European Central bank could top $500 billion this year. The goal is to keep interest rates for these bonds under 7%. This plan is unsustainable as Europe slides into recession. Spain’s unemployment rate just hit 23%, and 50% of young Spaniards are now jobless. This is a recipe for massive social unrest.
European financial markets have turned bi-polar. Bond yields for Greece’s one year bonds just hit 376%. Britain, Germany and Switzerland offered bonds at less than zero percent. These governments are now asking you to pay them for the privilege of lending to them! Blue chip firms such as Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are lending to floundering European banks, inverting the standard debtor- creditor relationship. These distortions in the credit markets make investors nervous.
Greece is at the epicenter of the unfolding tragedy. The following is a true story. Diomidis Spinellis recently resigned from the Finance Ministry. His department created a database that was to be used to catch tax-cheats. Among other things, the information cross checked large money transfers and property ownership. Their goal was to someday balance the budget and set appropriate tax rates. The information would be passed on to the upper echelon at the Greek Finance Ministry. He became frustrated when the officials did little or nothing with the information.
The reason may have been corruption. After his resignation he spoke publicly about the 4-4-2 method of tax collection. Certain Greek tax collectors had an interesting way of serving the public. First they would shave 40% off your assessment. Then 40% would be slipped under the table and the remaining 20% would go to the state. A nice plan, 4-4-2. Is it any wonder that at the last summit the Germans asked that a Euro technocrat be appointed to supervise the Greek budget process! Of course the Greeks protested that it was an infringement of their national sovereignty. As the world staggers from one crisis to another, we see the words of the ancient Hebrew prophets being fulfilled
The Scottish pastor Alexander MaClaren, a contemporary of Spurgeon, was quoted as saying….“The true position, then for a man is to be God’s slave…..Absolute submission, unconditional obedience, on the slave’s part; and on the part of the Master complete ownership, the right of life and death, the right of disposing of all goods and chattels….the right of issuing of commandments without a reason, the right to expect that those commandments shall be swiftly, unhesitatingly, punctiliously, and completely performed. We have been bought with a price. We belong to Christ."
He has chosen to adopt us into his family through the blood of the cross and we have become His children. He gives us the opportunity to serve him. He does ask us one simple thing, that we believe and obey him. We have the opportunity to become His servants. What an incredible opportunity!!! This is the same one that spoke the universe into existence.
During the end times, the scriptures speak of multitudes being saved. Jesus has given us all the opportunity to participate in the Great Commission of preaching the gospel to every creature. The last I looked it was not called the "Great Suggestion". We all want the Lord to say to us “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Sad to say to some of us he might just say “Well” because we have not done anything. In order to have him say “Well Done”….you need to do something.
The famous prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon, in one of his sermons said something quite profound. It went like this. “Do something…Do something….Do something.!!!” When was the last time someone cared enough about your eternal destiny and shared the gospel with you!! It has been so long for me that I truly can’t remember. When was the last time someone gave you a tract? In Acts 17:6 the disciples were referred to as the ones who turned the world upside down. Could this be said of the believers of our generation? We are saved by grace and not by works.
The Jewish people at the time of Christ knew the scriptures. They understood from the prophecies that the Messiah was coming. Unfortunately, their whole focus was on the Second Coming of the King Messiah, and they did not understand the fact that he would first come to die for their sins as the Suffering Messiah. Their focus was on the Second Coming not the first. Most of the church is making a similar mistake. They focus on the first coming and ignore the signs that will herald the Second Coming.
If we really believed what the scriptures say about the coming apocalypse we would take action. Pray for Willie and I…..God Bless…Dave Hauser
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Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.