PREDICTING THE FUTURE 2012
By Paul McGuire
Is it impossible to predict the future and what will happen in your nation and the world in 2012? I am not the Prophet Ezekiel, Joel or the Apostle John. I think it is dangerous for any man to claim the same prophetic powers as prophet specifically called by God in the Old Testament. I am not knocking the gift of prophecy, but unless you have a track record of 100% accuracy in all of your prophecies, according to Old Testament Law you are to be stoned.
Therefore I believe people should be very careful about claiming to be a prophet on the level of the Prophet Daniel. In addition, non-Biblical prophets like Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce were wrong more than they were right. However, through careful scientific and prophetic analysis, it is possible to move beyond an educated guess and on the basis of history, economics, science, statistical analysis and computerized spreadsheets, come up with projections regarding the future. In addition, through seeking the Lord and studying His Word there are truths we can gather regarding the future.
The Bible tells us that we must be careful to "rightly divide the Word of God." In matters of "predicting the future," we must be humble and sober. There are a lot of false prophets out there who have self-inflated egos and through their pride are open to spiritual deception. Unfortunately, many of God's people elevate these men and women to a status that God has not given them!
Having said all that, there are trends we can analyze, along with a careful study of the Word which can give us an idea of what is going to happen to America and the world in 2012.
Economist Gerald Celente gives us his projections of what is going to happen in 2012.
Celente provides his list of projections.
1. Economic Martial Law:
2. Battlefield America:
3. Invasion of the Occtupy: (Occupy Wall Street demonstrations created from war rooms and funded by people like Billionaire George Soros.
4. Climax Time:
5. Technocrat Takeover:
6. Repatriate! Repatriate!:
7. Secession Obsession:
8. Safe Havens:
9. Big Brother Internet:
10. Direct vs. Faux Democracy:
11. Alternative Energy 2012:
12. Going Out in Style:
Another perceptive publication projects The Economic Collapse in A Very Scary Christmas And An Incredibly Frightening New Year, sums it up this way
"But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him."
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." I Thessalonians 5:1-11