PRESSURE IS BUILDING TOWARD
A PROPHETIC BREAKING POINT

By: SR Shearer
January 19, 2014

BREAKING POINT:

  • The point at which physical strength gives way under pressure.
  • The point at which a situation becomes critical



PREFACE:
EVERYTHING IS READY NOW
FOR THE APPEARANCE OF ANTICHRIST

"He is near, at the door: here comes antiChrist" *

Almost every prophetic event necessary for the emergence of the antiChrist has by now been fulfilled, especially as these events pertain to two specific issues:

  1. From God's standpoint, the re-establishment of the state of Israel after a 2,000 year hiatus from the pages of history – all in accordance with Ezekiel chapter 37
  1. From Satan's standpoint, the emergence of Babylon the Great (the American super-state), Satan's counterpart to the state of Israel – a nation that today exercises hegemonic power over all the rest of the nations on earth; one that has achieved both omnipotence and omniscience on planet earth.

Both entities are now engaged in a titanic supernatural struggle for control of the earth – a struggle being fought out today on a spiritual level, and soon now on a physical level.

The next great event that must be fulfilled prior to the emergence of antiChrist is the transformation of the American super-state into a dictatorship that is undergirded by the Apostate Church.

Exactly how we get from a left-wing government headed up by Barack Obama to a right-wing government headed up by a business and political cabal, the legitimacy of which is vouchsafed for by the Apostate Church, is left open to conjecture. But that such a dictatorship will soon be imposed on the United States is NOT left open to conjecture. (cf., Revelation chapter 17)

Commenting on the nature of the coming dictatorship, Dwight Pentecost of Dallas Theological Seminary writes:

"Turning then to the seventeenth chapter of the Book of Revelation verses, we see the whole stage (i.e., world) filled with two personalities only: a BEAST and a WOMAN ... these two ... picture ... the future prophetic earth ... there can be no argument or discussion as to this speaking of both the CIVIL [political, economic, and military] and ECCLESIASTICAL [religious] conditions that will rule and characterize that part of the earth that is within the limits or boundaries of Prophecy. The whole of it will be filled with what shall answer to this BEAST and this WOMAN. The two [the BEAST (which answers to the Civil Power) and the WOMAN (which answers to the Religious Power) ARE THUS INDISSOLUBLY CO-RELATED, AND TELL US TO WHAT END ALL [THIS IS] TRENDING; AND THAT IS THAT THERE WILL EVENTUALLY BE A ONE WORLD-EMPIRE AND A ONE WORLD-CHURCH that are indissolubly co-related that will rule over planet earth ..."

* Title of 1905 Russian edition of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

-- Antipas

PART 1
PRESSURE BEGINS TO BUILD:

THE PROPHESIES OF EZEKIEL AND ZECHARIAH ON
THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL

INTRODUCTION

"Restitutor Orbis" - "The Restorer of the World"

As described by the title of this article, a "BREAKING POINT" is (a) the point at which physical strength gives way under pressure, and (b) the point at which a situation becomes critical; both descriptions are apropos insofar as the "end of the age" is concerned. Ever since 1948 (the year Israel was once again established as a nation) the world has been moving at an ever accelerating rate toward "the end of days" – ie., the beginning of the Tribulation Period – and so much so that it can be said that we have at last reached a "BREAKING POINT" where those forces that have been hindering the emergence of the "RESTITUTOR ORBISie., the "PRINCE THAT SHALL COME" – have abated; where the Spirit of God has lifted His restraining hand and has at last released man up to his own devices (2 Thess. 2:7):

"The LORD [has] said, my spirit shall not always strive with man ..." (Genesis 6:3)

IT ALL BEGAN IN 1948 ...

The "end of days" began with the re-establishment of the state of Israel after a 2,000 year hiatus in answer to Ezekiel chapter 37:

"The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

"And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

"And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

"Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

"Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

 "And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 "So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

 "And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above ..." (Ezekiel 37:1-8a)

THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES

The vision of the valley of dry bones by Gustave Doré: "And He said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest..." (Ezekiel 37.3)


NOTE: The anchor insignia is meant to designate what we call an ANCHOR VERSE – a passage of Scripture that denotes a verse or series of verses that is (are) FUNDAMENTAL to understanding the Prophetic Scriptures; Scriptures that must NOT be treated in a cavalier way or glossed over; Scriptures that cannot be ignored. 

All that is left to be accomplished prophetically that pertain to the beginning of the Tribulation Period is the transformation of the American super-state into a DICTATORSHIP that can accommodate the rule of antiChrist.

ONE CAN EASILY FOLLOW WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING BY EXAMINING WHAT WE CALL THE "ANCHOR VERSES" THAT RELATE DIRECTLY TO THIS MATTER, which is exactly what we are going to do now in order to demonstrate CONCLUSIVELY - and in an ordered fashion - how close we are to the "end of the age."

In this article we will examine 14 of these verses; they are all linked one to the other in such a way that they lead inevitably to a final result.

A MIRACLE OF GOD: MAY 14, 1948

ISRAEL:
THE FABLED PHOENIX

The preservation of the Jewish people during their hiatus as a nation from the world stage --– ie., during their Diaspora or dispersion  (70 AD – 1948 AD) --- can be described as nothing less than A MIRACLE OF GOD. Writing in the year 1918 - thirty years before the re-establishment of the nation of Israel - Clarence Larkin remarked on the Lord's mercy toward Israel during this long 2,000 year period:

"For upwards of ... [2000 years], amid all civilizations and countries and under all conditions of government, there has existed a distinct people, with laws, habits, and customs distinctly their own. The history of the Jewish race reads like a story from the 'Arabian Nights', and is without parallel in human history. Though oppressed, downtrodden, carried captive to other lands, scattered among the nations, like the fabled Phoenix they have risen from the ashes of their dispersions, and appear ... again and again on the pages of history.

Forced expulsions of the Jews in Europe: First half of the Second Millennium


Indeed, so itinerant have the Jews been on the world stage that a kind of nomadic weed was named after them: "THE WANDERING JEW."


Jewish settlements around the world

Chagall's Wandering Jew

"They are remarkable in the first place for their 'Antiquity'. No nation can trace back its lineage by the clear light of reliable history so far as they. In comparison with the Jews the nations which are making the history of the world today are young. The 'Golden Age' of Israel's glory was long before the palmy days of Greece and Rome. Long before Socrates and Plato taught philosophy, or Herodotus wrote history; in the dim ages of which Homer's Iliad preserves traditions and memorials; before all other authentic and circumstantial records, the nation of Israel was an organized, civilized, and well-established people. They had a literature before most nations had letters, a literature that today, in the Scriptures, is more widely diffused than the literature of any other people. Assyria has perished, Babylon is in heaps, Rome has tottered and fallen, Egypt has become a 'base' kingdom, but the Jew has outlived his conquerors and walks ... amid the general wreck.

"Dispersed for centuries among all nations, without a national center, capital, government, flag ... he has never been absorbed by the nations, nor lost his identity or national peculiarities and characteristics, and we have the unique spectacle of a nation without a king, government, or land retaining its national existence, and a land (the Holy Land) that seems to be under a curse, awaiting the return of its legal owners."

A GREAT NOISE, AND A GREAT SHAKING

BUT in 1948 there was ---

"A GREAT NOISE, AND A [GREAT] SHAKING, AND THE BONES CAME TOGETHER, BONE TO HIS BONE ..." (Ezekiel 37:7) ---

--- as described in Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones. The Jewish people began to return to their ancient homeland. (Ezekiel 37:1-8a)

Jews returning to their ancient homeland: 1945 - 1948

That's what the Bible describes this event as - "A great noise, and a great shaking" – and so much so that Jerusalem has become in the intervening years –

"... A CUP OF TREMBLING UNTO ALL THE PEOPLE ROUND ABOUT --- A BURDENSOME STONE FOR ALL PEOPLE ..." (Zechariah 12:2-3)

JERUSALEM:
a cup of trembling
UNTO ALL THE PEOPLE ROUND ABOUT

The irony of it all is enough to make one gasp in astonishment.

Think about it! - a land of no more than 8,019 square miles –-- a little larger than the state of Connecticut (less than 2% of the land mass of the United States) --- with a population of 7,765,700 (about 2% of the US population – less than the population of New York City) - has in the interim between 1948 and today filled more news space than almost all the other cities and nations of the earth – AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY, BUT IN A VERY, VERY BAD WAY, at least insofar as most people and most nations are concerned.

All this lends credence to Zechariah's prophecy that Jerusalem and Israel would become a cup of trembling unto ALL nations. (Zechariah 12:2-3).

A CUP OF TREMBLING TO THE NATIONS ROUND ABOUT

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT BEGINNING ON THE TOP: 1948 War of Independence; 1956 Suez Crisis; 1967 War; 1973 War; Lebanon War; First Intifada; Second Intifada; Rocket attack on Israel from Gaza; Suicide Bombings, etc, etc., ad nauseum, ad infinitum.

PART 2
FUNDAMENTAL PROPHESIES CONCERNING

BABYLON THE GREAT (ie., America)

In addition to the prophecies concerning Israel that are found in Ezekiel and Zechariah, there exists a myriad of other verses regarding BABYLON THE GREAT (ie., America) that are FUNDAMENTAL to the "end of the age," and clearly underline the fact that the world has reached a BREAKING POINT insofar as the Prophetic Scriptures are concerned.

We have discussed these "BREAKING POINTS" in a number of recent articles – ALL of which lay the necessary groundwork for the emergence of the "RESTITUTOR ORBIS."

  1. "THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY - ESTABLISHING THE OMISCIENCE OF THE ANTICHRIST," in which we explored the fact that the American New World Order System has established an ersatz OMNISCIENCE similar to the omniscience that God possesses - at least over planet earth; an omniscience that allows the American super-state to ferret out its enemies, both domestically and abroad, and liquidate them.

Please see article for the necessary Scriptural references

  1.  "GREED IS GOOD," a one hour-long documentary where we explore the fact that America has reached a place of OMNIPOTENCE insofar as the rest of the world is concerned. [Please also see our article, "IN SEARCH OF BABYLON;" WHAT DO THE SCRIPTURES SAY?"]

We URGE you to see our article, "America Has Become Inundated by Evil Spirits as in the days of Noah."

  1. "AMERICA HAS BECOME INUNDATED BY EVIL SPIRITS, AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH," in which we explored the very real fact that America is being flooded by evil spirits – a flood that is reproducing the kind of SEXUAL SIN that brought on the flood described in Genesis chapter 6 [Please also see our article, "DWELLING IN A LAND WHERE THERE IS NO WATER."]

Please see article for the necessary Scriptural references

  1. "THE BIBLE EQUATES DEATH AND HELL WITH AMERICA," in which we explored the very real fact that America has become a land where a church-life that embraces the whole of the Prophetic Scriptures – one that separates itself from the crimes of the American super-state – is no longer possible.

Please see article for the necessary Scriptural references

THESE ARE SPIRITUAL REALITIES – facts that are vouchsafed for by the Scriptures; to contest these facts (see #s 1-4 above) is to contest the veracity of the Scriptures themselves. They tell us that a super-state has arisen on planet earth, one that establishes the OMNISCIENCE and OMNIPOTENCE of the United States – a necessary precursor to the emergence of the antiChrist – "THE PRINCE THAT SHALL COME." [Please see Chapter XI of the New Antipas Papers, "ANTICHRIST: KING OF BABYLON."]

In addition to the Scriptures listed above, there are additional Scriptures that clearly establish the fact that America has slipped beyond the reach of redemption (please see #2 above); that it has become today the habitation of  ---

 "--- OF DEVILS, AND THE HOLD OF EVERY FOUL SPIRIT, AND A CAGE OF EVERY UNCLEAN AND HATEFUL BIRD [SPIRIT]" (Rev. 18:2) ---

--- and so much so that the Bible equates America with DEATH and HELL; it's a place the Bible describes as a nation that at one time was a God-fearing nation ["a "Golden Cup" in the Lord's hand" (Jer. 51:7)], but a nation that has transformed itself into the "THE ENEMY OF GOD" and no longer possesses any life-giving water capable of sustaining a viable church-life (Jer. 51:7) --- and this is so much the case that the Lord has commanded His people to –

AMERICA - a place where a real church-life is impossible.

"Come out of her"

 "COME OUT OF HER." (Revelation 18:4) [Please see our articles, "A JOURNEY DOWN THE RIVER STYX," "A QUESTION TO PONDER: WHAT SHOULD WE DO AS AMERICANS AS THE 'END OF THE AGE' CLOSES IN ON US?" and "COME OUT OF HER."]

It seems, however, that the presence of these very FUNDAMENTAL prophetic events on planet earth - especially insofar as the ability of the American super-state to ferret out and liquidate its enemies, whether they be nations or specific individuals - has gone little noticed by the great majority of the American population, the outcry by people such as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden notwithstanding.

The government ferreting out and either arresting of murdering "enemies of the state" and dissenters of every stripe. [Please see our article, "Be Concerned: Detention Camps Are Coming to a Neighborhood Near You."]

Milton Mayer, a well-known essayist, describes how the German state was habituated to the kind of police-state that is now taking hold in the United States— secret operations that have come to resemble those of Germany's Gestapo.

A Gestapo operation - rounding up so-called "enemies of the state."

He interviewed a German philologist who described the process in terms that might sound familiar:

"What happened was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to be governed by surprise, to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believe that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security ... The separation of government from the people, this widening gap, took place so gradually and insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes.

"And all the crises and reforms (real reforms too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter ... Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, 'regretted' that, unless one were to detach from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these 'little measures' that no 'patriotic German' could resist must some day lead to a dictatorship.

"ONE NO MORE SAW IT DEVELOPING FROM DAY TO DAY THAN A FARMER IN HIS FIELD SEES THE CORN GROWING ..."

Nonetheless, whether American Christians are willing to see what's happening or not, the presence of these FUNDAMENTAL prophetic occurrences on planet earth has laid the groundwork for the emergence of the antiChrist; and we speak specifically of the following facts:

  • The establishment of the state of Israel.
  • The fact that Israel and Jerusalem have become a "CUP OF TREMBLING" to ALL peoples.
  • The emergence of the all-powerful American super-state.
  • The fact that the NSA has made it possible for the American super-state to acquire an ersatz omniscience over the peoples of the earth.
  • The fact that evil spirits are now flooding into the United States, making it the home "... OF DEVILS, AND THE HOLD OF EVERY FOUL SPIRIT, AND A CAGE OF EVERY UNCLEAN AND HATEFUL BIRD [SPIRIT]."
  • The emergence of a political alliance between the right-wing of the Republican Party and the "Apostate Church" which will make religion serve as the undergirding of the emerging super-state rather than the "will of the people."

All that's needed now is a match to set the conflagration off.  [We URGE you to see our article, "What Is Fascism, and What Is Its Connection to the United States."]

PART 3
THE NATURE OF THE
COMING DICTATORSHIP

INTRODUCTION

Now listen to me here, brothers and sisters, I remind you that ALL OF THESE FACTS ARE VOUCHSAFED FOR BY VERY SPECIFIC ANCHOR VERSESVERSES THAT CANNOT BE CHALLENGED UNLESS ONE IS WILLING TO CHALLENGE THE VERACITY OF THE THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

BUT, after these verses, we are met by a period of silence regarding the "end of the age" – period of silence that is not lifted until we come to seventeenth chapter of the Book of Revelation, verses 1-6).

The next "ANCHOR VERSES" that bear on the matter of the "end of the age" have to do with the nature of the coming dictatorship.

A PERIOD OF SILENCE

NOTE: There are many gaps in the historical narrative vouchsafed to us by the Scriptures; for example, that period of time between the return of the Jews to Palestine after the Babylonian Captivity until the time of Christ (app. 600 B.C. until the birth of Christ. It simply was impossible for all things covered by the history of the Jewish people and the church to be included in the Holy Narrative. As Matthew 21:25 says:

"And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen." (Matthew 21:25)

Evidently, the specifics as to how we get from "HERE" to "THERE" (see above) is not considered essential material.

BUT VERY EVIDENTLY, KNOWING THE NATURE OF THE "END OF THE AGE" DICTATORSHIP – ie., that it is a political reality undergirded by a religious reality - IS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL.

Commenting on the nature of the coming dictatorship, Dwight Pentecost of Dallas Theological Seminary writes:

"Turning then to the seventeenth chapter of the Book of Revelation verses 1-6, we see the whole stage (i.e., world) filled with two personalities only: a BEAST and a WOMAN ... these two ... picture ... the future prophetic earth ... there can be no argument or discussion as to this speaking of both the CIVIL [political, economic, and military] and ECCLESIASTICAL [religious] conditions that will rule and characterize that part of the earth that is within the limits or boundaries of Prophecy. The whole of it will be filled with what shall answer to this BEAST and this WOMAN. The two [the BEAST (which answers to the Civil Power) and the WOMAN (which answers to the Religious Power) ARE THUS INDISSOLUBLY CO-RELATEDM AND TELL US TO WHAT END ALL [THIS IS] TRENDING; AND THAT IS THAT THERE WILL EVENTUALLY BE A ONE WORLD-EMPIRE AND A ONE WORLD-CHURCH are thus indissolubly co-related, and tell us to what end all [this is] trending; and that is that there will eventually be a one World-Empire and a one World-Church  ..."

The WOMAN and the BEAST (Rev. 17:1-6)

"And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great WHORE that sitteth upon many waters:

"With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

"So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

"And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

"And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

BUT, AGAIN ...

BUT, again, exactly how we get from a left-wing government headed up by Barack Obama to a right-wing business and political cabal, the legitimacy of which is vouchsafed for by the Apostate Church, is left open to conjecture.

PART 4
GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE

INTRODUCTION

The question as to how we get from "here" to "there" -– that is to say, how we get from a left-wing, anti-Israeli, anti-Christian, "entitlement" government headed up by Barack Obama to a right-wing, pro-business, pro-Israeli, pro-Christian government that meets the criteria of Revelation 17--- is left open to speculation. [Please see APPENDIX 1 for a look at what's fueling the move by average Americans toward a government effort to "redistribute wealth," or as the "down-and-outers" would put it, toward a more equitable economic system."]

In attempting to honestly speculate about this matter, we make the fundamental assumption that it will not occur as the result of a legitimate political process. The selfish, extremely greedy, business-oriented economic policies of the Right have lost too much favor with ordinary voters, despite the growing unpopularity of Obama over such matters as Benghazi, the IRS fiasco, Obama-Care, etc, ad nauseum.

A SEA-CHANGE HAS TAKEN PLACE
IN THE NATION'S POLITICS

The fact is, a sea-change in the nation's politics has taken place with grave implications for America's wealthy elites: Obama has constructed what appears to be a PERMANENT, left-wing, majority coalition of the "down-and-outers" of American society that the elites may find impossible to dislocate.

Voters in this new ascendant Obama coalition believe politicians help the rich get richer and corporations collect record profits, while refusing to hire or increase wages or salaries for workers – and it is highly unlikely that when "push comes to shove," this coalition of the "down-and-outers" will be dislodged by the vicissitudes of Obama-Care, etc. – at least on a presidential level.

Bill de Blasio pictured with his wife and children

That this is likely very much the case was made plain recently by the election of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City, someone whom the Right has damned as -

 "... a socialist from way out in left field — a political pilgrim to the Sandinistas' Nicaragua, the Soviet Union and Castro's Cuba."

De Blasio's website describes what some right-wingers at Investors Business Daily depict as a Communist utopia that de Blasio wants to create by raising taxes on the wealthy.

And it's not just in New York City that socialists like De Blasio have begun winning elections; there is also the victory of Kshama Sawant who has been pronounced the winner in recent City Council elections in Seattle; then there is the near win of Ty Moore in Minneapolis. The fact is, despite the relentless free-market propaganda of the media, opinion polls show a steadily rising number of Americans who say they are sympathetic to socialism. THIS IS THE KIND OF THINKING OUT FROM WHICH THE NIGHTMARES OF AMERICA'S FINANCIAL ELITES ARE MADE.

The more workers recognize that their wages are not keeping up with their productivity gains, the more they are likely to press for redistributive government action through tax policy or by other means. With more and more Americans becoming dependent upon government, it will take a miracle not yet visible to rescue the Republican Party from the fate that Barack Hussein Obama has in store for it.

MILITARY COUP

All this to say that while Obama's personal popularity has slipped in the polls, his ideas concerning a wealth distribution are still alive and very, very popular. As a result, it seems that the only possibility for the kind of government depicted in Revelation 17 to seize control the United States would be through a military crisis brought on by a foreign military debacle, an economic meltdown, or a natural disaster of some sort. 

We have explored the possibility of a military coup in several recent articles:

1.

The recent history of America's military involvement abroad indicates very clearly the casual nature that America's elite use BRUTE FORCE (assassination and murder) to silence its opponents outside itd oen borders - AND AMERICANS ARE BEING NAÏVE IN THE EXTREME TO BELIEVE THAT THIS WICKED PROCLIVITY TOWARD MURDER DOES NOT EXTEND TO AMERICANS THEMSELVES. The list of Americans who have been dealt with in this manner is endless: JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., etc. The dreadful fact of the matter is, what we have today is an elite of power that has sunk more and more into the wretched habit of ruling the country Al Capone-style - an elite given to abject brutality in dealing with its enemies; and, moreover, the ones who are the targets of elite brutality are not just the "biggies" on their enemy list, but average people who have proven themselves to be "irritants."

2.

This article details a "REAL-LIFE" attempt to dislodge Obama.

3.

The material in this article is TENTATIVE and SPECULATIVE. We present this material as the result of its considerable prescience regarding the "end of the age," especially as it is connected to the acute hostility and enmity that has developed between the evangelical community (on the one hand) and the followers of Barack Obama (on the other hand).

NATURALLY ENOUGH, WHILE WE CAN SPECULATE UNTIL "THE COWS COME HOME" AS TO EXACTLY HOW AMERICA'S LEFT-WING COALITION WILL BE DISLODGED, THE FACT REMANIS THAT SOON, VERY SOON NOW, A RIGHT-WING DICTATORSHIP UNDERGIRDED BY A FAKE FORM OF CHRISTIANITY WILL EMERGE CANNOT BE CHALLENGED. AGAIN, TO CHALLENGE THIS FACT IS TO CHALLENGE THE VERACITY OF THE SCRIPTURES.

REACHING AN EXPLOSIVE "BREAKING POINT"

More next time.

God bless all of you.

SR Shearer,
Antipas

Prophecy is nothing more than a roadsign telling us of the danger that's ahead and warning us to take appropriate action BEFORE we get to the danger. If we do nothing until we finally get there, it will be too late.

Knowledge that does not produce
MEANINGFUL action is worthless!



APPENDIX 1

37 Facts About How Cruel This Economy
Has Been To Millions Of Desperate American Families

By The Economic Collapse Global Research

Have you ever laid in bed awake at night with a knot in your stomach because you didn't know how your family was possibly going to make it through the next month financially?  Have you ever felt the desperation of not being able to provide the basic necessities for your family even though you tried as hard as you could?  All over America tonight, there are millions of desperate families that are being ripped apart by this economy.  There aren't nearly enough jobs, and millions of Americans that actually do have jobs aren't making enough to even provide the basics for their families.

When you have tried everything that you can think of and nothing works, it can be absolutely soul crushing.  Today, one of my regular readers explained that he was not going to be online for a while because his power had been turned off.  He has been out of work for quite a while, and eventually the money runs out.  Have you ever been there?  If you have ever experienced that moment, you know that it stays with you for the rest of your life.  If you are single that is bad enough, but when you have to look into the eyes of your children and explain to them why there won't be any dinner tonight or why they have to move into a homeless shelter it can feel like someone has driven a stake into your heart.  In this article you will find a lot of very shocking economic statistics.  But please remember that behind each statistic are the tragic stories of millions of desperately hurting American families.

Over the past decade, things have steadily gotten worse for American families no matter what our politicians have tried.  Poverty and government dependence continue to rise.  The cost of living continues to go up and incomes continue to go down.  It is truly frightening to think about what this country is going to look like if current trends continue.

The following are 37 facts that show how cruel this economy has been to millions of desperate American families...

  1. One recent survey discovered that 40 percent of all Americans have $500 or less in savings.
  1. A different recent survey found that 28 percent of all Americans do not have a single penny saved for emergencies.
  1. In the United States today, there are close to 10 million households that do not have a single bank account.  That number has increased by about a million since 2009.
  1. Family homelessness in the Washington D.C. region (one of the wealthiest regions in the entire country) has risen 23 percent since the last recession began.
  1. The number of Americans living in poverty has increased by about 6 million over the past four years.
  1. Median household income has fallen for four years in a row.  Overall, it has declined by more than $4000 over the past four years.
  1. 62 percent of middle class Americans say that they have had to reduce household spending over the past year.
  1. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 85 percent of middle class Americans say that it is more difficult to maintain a middle class standard of living today than it was 10 years ago.
  1. In the United States today, 77 percent of all Americans are living to paycheck to paycheck at least some of the time.
  1. In the United States today, more than 41 percent of all working age Americans are not working.
  1. Since January 2009, the "labor force" in the United States has increased by 827,000, but "those not in the labor force" has increased by 8,208,000.  This is how they have gotten the unemployment numbers to "come down".
  1. Sadly, 60 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession were mid-wage jobs, but 58 percent of the jobs created since then have been low wage jobs.
  1. Today, about one out of every four workers in the United States brings home wages that are at or below the federal poverty level.
  1. Right now, the United States actually has a higher percentage of workers doing low wage work than any other major industrialized nation does.
  1. At this point, less than 25 percent of all jobs in the United States are "good jobs", and that number continues to shrink.
  1. There are now 20.2 million Americans that spend more than half of their incomes on housing.  That represents a 46 percent increase from 2001.
  1. According to USA Today, many Americans have actually seen their water bills triple over the past 12 years.
  1. Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.
  1. In 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance.  Today, only 55.1 percent are covered by employment-based health insurance.
  1. Health insurance premiums rose faster than the overall rate of inflation in 2011 and that is happening once again in 2012.  In fact, it has been happening for a very long time.
  1. According to one recent survey, approximately 10 percent of all employers in the United States plan to drop health coverage when key provisions of the new health care law kick in less than two years from now.
  1. Back in 1983, the bottom 95 percent of all income earners had 62 cents of debt for every dollar that they earned.  By 2007, that figure had soared to $1.48.
  1. Total home mortgage debt in the United States is now about 5 times larger than it was just 20 years ago.
  1. Total consumer debt in the United States has risen by 1700 percent since 1971.
  1. Recently it was announced that total student loan debt in the United States has passed the one trillion dollar mark.
  1. According to one recent survey, approximately one-third of all Americans are not paying their bills on time at this point.
  1. Right now, approximately 25 million American adults are living at home with their parents.
  1. The percentage of Americans that find that they are able to retire when they reach retirement age continues to decline.  According to one new survey, 70 percent of middle class Americans plan to work during retirement and 30 percent plan to work until they are at least 80 years old.
  1. The U.S. economy lost more than 220,000 small businesses during the recent recession.
  1. In 2010, the number of jobs created at new businesses in the United States was less than half of what it was back in the year 2000.
  1. Back in 2007, 19.2 percent of all American families had a net worth of zero or less than zero.  By 2010, that figure had soared to 32.5 percent.
  1. Approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are either considered to be either "low income" or impoverished.
  1. In the United States today, somewhere around 100 million Americans are considered to be either "poor" or "near poor".
  1. In October 2008, 30.8 million Americans were on food stamps.  Today, 46.7 million Americans are on food stamps.
  1. Approximately one-fourth of all children in the United States are enrolled in the food stamp program.
  1. Right now, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.  And that does not even count Social Security or Medicare.
  1. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record 49 percent of all Americans live in a home where at least one person receives financial assistance from the federal government.  Back in 1983, that number was less than 30 percent.

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