FROM "JEWISH VOICE TODAY" MAGAZINE - JAN/FEB 2013
The End of the World
As We Knew It
BY JACK KINSELLA
Well December 21 2012 came and went and we're all still here. Of course, that was to be expected.
Nobody talked much about it; but earlier in 2012 an archeological team found another hidden chamber near the chamber where they found the Mayan calendar that ended its Long Count at December 21, 2012.
But since so many people booked rooms in Central America to await the end of the world, they didn't have the heart to reveal what they found there. It was a new calendar that picked up where the old one left off. Oh well.
What was it about the 2012 Mayan calendar that sparked such serious and intense interest? People who knew nothing about Mayan culture or Mayan history and especially Mayan astrology were completely sold out to the Mayan 'prophecy.'
This entire issue is dedicated to the proposition that the Mayan prophecy failed. It wouldn't be if it hadn't have been taken so seriously by so many people. And yet; when you look at it; the entire theory was based on the ending date to a calendar.
That's like believing it is the end of the world on December 31 just because that's when the calendar ends. Yet that is what happened. Call it "The End of the World as We Know It" syndrome or its acronym, TEOTWAWKI.
It is an all-pervading sense that the clock is winding down and that we are running out of time. That sense of impending doom is shared across the board by Christians, humanists, secular futurists, scientists, fiction-writers, Muslims, Jews, Rastafarians, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Hindus, the Baha'i, and several Native American tribal religions, including those of the Hopi, Lakota, and Mayans.
"The End of The World as We Know It" is a film genre in Hollywood. From the Omen trilogy to the Seventh Sign, Rosemary's Baby, Arnold Schwarzenegger's End of Days, and 1991's Messiah-bashing, The Rapture to the apocalyptic series Mad Max, "The End of The World As We Know It" has been a consistent box office winner.
Among religious Jews in Israel, the Messianic expectation is expressed by banners and signs festooning Israel welcoming the Messiah. Islam believes that TEOTWAWKI will begin with a massive all-out Muslim assault on the non-Muslim world. That war will spark the return of the twelfth Imam (the Mahdi) who will lead the Muslim forces to victory, institute Islamic rule on the whole world, and usher in a period of Islamic peace and harmony. Humanists, environmentalists, and secular scientists have also developed an apocalyptic worldview as scientific knowledge continues to Increase at exponential levels.
The humanists envision a nuclear apocalypse as a consequence of war between nations. They preach globalism and the elimination of the nation-state as the only prescription for humanity's survival and preach the UN as savior of the world.
Environmentalists forecast impending doom as a consequence of human damage done to the planet by its mere existence. They preach that man is a cancer on the earth and that cancer must be slowed or stopped by limiting human activity and production. Only global intervention can save mankind, and they preach the UN as savior of the world.
Secular astrological scientists are combing the known universe for an impending asteroid strike that will destroy all life on earth. Scientists estimate that there is between one chance in 1,000 and one chance in 10,000 that a "doomsday" asteroid collision will head toward earth during the 21st century.
Everybody shares the same instinctive sense of the times, whether secular, humanist, religious, or scientific. You never have to crack a Bible to know in your heart that humanity's clock is winding down. It's hard NOT to notice.
This instinctive understanding that this is the generation of "The End of The World as We Know It" is like an elephant in the living room that nobody wants to talk about, but can't quite ignore. No matter how hard you try to look around it, it is still there.
All of these various perspectives see almost the same outcome; an existential threat to humanity that, barring the intervention of a savior, will bring about Doomsday at some time in the not too distant future.
Does this sound familiar? Not one of these theories discussed above has its roots in the New Testament. These are secular assessments derived from collating all the known variables as they become known and calculating the probabilities.
But they all point to the end result, and all follow the same formula: Judgment is coming, mankind needs a savior, or all is lost.
That is EXACTLY what Yeshua preached 2,000 years ago—the exact same formula with the exact same conclusion being reached by the secular world today. But He uniquely named Himself as the Savior to those who put their faith in Him, so nothing is lost.
The year 2012 is behind us, 2013 has just begun... and we are still here. One more year to proclaim the soon return of the Messiah! One more chance to bring Yeshua to the lost. Until He comes.
"Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened" (Luke 31-32).
Jewish Voice Today
YES IT WAS ANOTHER TIME [BEEN MANY OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS] WHEN SOME GOT ON THE BAND-WAGON BECAUSE OF MISS-UNDERSTANDING OF THINGS, OR NOT HAVING THE WHOLE STORY, THE REST OF THE STORY, THAT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE EITHER EXPECTED THE GREAT TRIBULATION TO COME OR CHRIST'S RETURN, TO HAPPEN BY THE END OF 2012.
IT ALL STEMS FROM PEOPLE NOT KNOWING BIBLE PROPHECY CORRECTLY. NOT KNOWING HOW TO PUT THE PROPHECIES OF THE BIBLE TOGETHER CORRECTLY, FOR THE 1, 2, 3 STEPS, OF END TIME EVENTS.
ON MY WEBSITE UNDER "PROPHECY" I HAVE GIVEN YOU THE 1, 2, 3, STEPS TO WATCH FOR. NOT UNTIL THOSE EVENTS COME TO PASS WILL CHRIST RETURN. THE NUMBER ONE STEP IS THE FORMING OF THE "KING OF THE SOUTH" AS IN DANIEL 11:40-45, WHICH THEN LEADS INTO CHAPTER 12. UNTIL THE "KING OF THE SOUTH" - A SOMEWHAT UNITED ARAB UNION WITH EGYPT SPEARING-HEADING IT, THE GREAT TRIBULATION AND THE LAST 42 MONTHS [BOOK OF REVELATION] OF THIS AGE WILL NOT COME TO PASS.
YES IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.....MARK MY WORDS WELL. GOD HAS GIVEN US PROPHETIC SIGNS, GIVEN THE UNDERSTANDING TO HIS MINISTERS OF PROPHECY [HAVING THE GIFT OF CORRECTLY PUTTING TOGETHER THE PROPHECIES OF THE BIBLE] WHO WILL TELL YOU THE CORRECT SIGNS TO LOOK FOR BEFORE THE END OF THIS AGE CAN COME.
WHAT IS GOING ON IN SOME ARAB NATIONS TODAY INCLUDING EGYPT, IS THE BEGINNING OF THE START OF AN EVENTUAL ARAB UNION CALLED IN DANIEL "THE KING OF THE SOUTH."
UNTIL IT FORMS, THIS AGE WILL NOT COME TO AN END.
STEP NUMBER 2 TO THEN WATCH FOR, IS THE KING OF THE SOUTH "PUSHING AT" THE KING OF THE NORTH [A RESURRECTED HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE IN EUROPE] AND WE HAVE NOT ONLY NO IDEA AS TO WHAT THAT PUSH WILL BE, BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT, WE HAVE NO IDEA WHEN THAT PUSH WILL COME; THE KING OF THE SOUTH COULD BE MANY YEARS IN FORMATION BEFORE THEY "PUSH AT" THE KING OF THE NORTH.
THOSE ARE THE TWO BIG THINGS TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON. THE REST OF THE STUFF PROTESTANT PROPHETS WANT TO TELL YOU [WRITE BOOKS ABOUT TO SELL TO YOU, MAKING MORE MONEY FOR THEMSELVES] IS ALL USELESS AND FICTION.
YES MARK MY WORDS WELL, TIME WILL TELL I AM CORRECT, AND YOU WILL KNOW WHO IS THE TRUE SERVANT OF GOD, AND WHO ARE ALL THE FALSE PROPHETS.