PART 1 of 2
By Paul McGuire
July 20, 2015
In the Bible there are two primary cities with enormous spiritual significance that profoundly affect our world today and in the future. The first city is Babylon, which originated at the Tower of Babel and is known as the city of Man and the origin of the world system under control of Lucifer. The second city is Jerusalem, known as the city of God, and it is an eternal city. The impact of ancient Babylon impacts our global society every day on television, radio, social media, the Internet, and cell phone apps. Unless one understands all the various languages that are being spoken, what we hear is largely “babble,” which is a term that originated at the Tower of Babel when God judged the inhabitants by confusing their language; this linguistic confusion is know as ”babble.” Today we are witnessing the most epic transformation of our planet since the Tower of Babel.
This epic period of transformation began with the miraculous return of the Jewish people to the land of Israel in 1948. It is important to understand that the ancient prophets predicted the Jews would return to the land of Israel in a spiritual state of unbelief. They are given the land back by God, not because they deserve it, but as a fulfillment of God’s everlasting Covenant with the physical descendants of Abraham. Part of that Covenant contains a warning by God, who says “I will bless those that bless thee and curse those that curseth thee.” Until very recently, America has been Israel’s only consistent supporter among the nations, but now we have signed a treaty with Iran, a nation that has openly vowed to destroy Israel. In our treaty with Iran, we have pledged to protect Iranian “nuclear enrichment facilities” from sabotage. However, the end game of the so-called “nuclear enrichment facilities” is to produce nuclear bombs and missiles. What if the U.S. treaty with Iran allows Iran to develop a nuclear weapon and Iran detonates a nuke in Israel? What if the U.S. actually prevents Israel from proactively destroying these nuclear facilities? If this happens America will have moved from blessing Israel and being blessed, to cursing Israel and being cursed.
The nation of Israel has been called God’s prophetic super-sign and since Israel’s return to the land in 1948 the “signs of the times” that Jesus Christ talked about have been increasing in intensity. Today we have the continuing aftershocks of the Greek debt crisis that continues to endanger the European Union and the United States and with it we could potentially see the fall of the dollar as the de facto world currency. Russia, China, Iran, and other members of the BRICS nations are attempting to topple the dollar as the world’s currency and replace it with a competing collection of currencies under a new name. The countless world currencies which operate under the de facto world currency of the dollar is breaking down in what could be described as monetary or currency confusion.
Just as in ancient Babylon, there are plans underway to unify the world’s currencies into a global cashless society and, as Henry Kissinger called it, “a New International Financial Order.” But before that happens we could see a wave of bank “bail-ins,” where middle class depositors in Europe and America would not be able to have access to their savings and retirement accounts, which is what happened to the Greeks when Greek banks closed or limited withdrawals. At the same time conflicts with Russia and the Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Iraq, and Israel could trigger either an Ezekiel 38 war of Gog and Magog against the nation of Israel or a Psalm 83 invasion of Jerusalem. If either of these wars happen, the Old Testament prophets tells us that God will use them to demonstrate the reality of His covenant with Israel in front of an unbelieving world. This will lead to revival and a massive harvest of souls.
Terrorist groups like ISIS and others are using the Internet and other technologies to win converts in America, Europe, South America, and around the world to their militant brand of extreme Islam. But simultaneously these new Internet and communications technologies also make it possible to preach the Gospel in nations that were once previously walled off. Iran, a nation once almost impossible to preach the Gospel in, is hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ through the Internet and television broadcasts. In addition, there are growing reports that Iranians and people in other Muslim nations are coming to Jesus Christ in unprecedented numbers by receiving dreams and supernatural signs and wonders where God is speaking to them and they are responding by accepting Jesus Christ, and a true Holy Spirit-inspired revival is breaking out.
As Charles Dickens wrote, “These are the best of times and the worst of times.” For God’s faithful and diligent people who are walking by faith in the supernatural power of God and are “clothed with power from on high,” the Lord is giving them supernatural wisdom and wealth.
The forces of militant Islam and other terrorist forces threaten Europe, Israel, and America with nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks. Simultaneously race riots breaking out in American cities and race wars around the world are in fulfillment of Jesus Christ’s words about the “signs of the times,” where “nation will rise against nation,” which comes from the word ethnos, which means racial or ethnic group. The true Body of Christ, which consists of all true believers in Jesus Christ, are obeying Christ’s command to “love one another” despite racial differences. This genuine agape love of Jesus Christ is being demonstrated tangibly by the believing church in the inner cities of America.
God tells us that in the last days He is going to pour out His Holy Spirit on all flesh, for it is only when men and women are filled with the Spirit of God that they are able to truly love one another.
In Acts Chapter 2:17-21
it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.
And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the LORD
Shall be saved.”
The above passage of Scripture is directly applicable to our time period as the Earth moves into a state of confusion, which is what happened at the Tower of Babel when God confused the builders’ language as an act of judgment. However, in Acts Chapter 2, we see men and women supernaturally enabled to speak and understand each other in different languages. This restoration began on the Day of Pentecost in the city of Jerusalem.
On September 28, 2015, during the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles there will be a fourth blood moon to appear on Jewish Feast days, which many Bible prophecy experts believe heralds a prophetic event that will change the world forever. The phenomenon of four consecutive blood moons appearing on Jewish Feast days has occurred only three times since 1492 A.D. when Christopher Columbus discovered America. The other two times this “tetrad” of Four Blood Moons has happened was when the nation of Israel was reborn in 1948 and when the city of Jerusalem was reunited during the “Tetrad” of 1967-1968.
Notice in Acts Chapter 2, immediately after the verses about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days, it talks about “wonders in heaven above” and says that “the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood,” which is exactly what happens during a “blood moon.”
No one knows for sure what exactly will happen after the fourth blood moon appears on September 28, 2015. Some Bible prophecy experts believe this may mean the signing of a peace treaty in Jerusalem. If that is the case, this would begin a prophetic cycle where the return of both commercial and economic Babylon would happen, as in Revelation 17 & 18. Although Bible prophecy scholars disagree as to the timing of these prophetic events, it could usher in “the Time of Jacob’s Trouble,” predicted by the Prophet Daniel. Essentially this begins a countdown for the return of the Messiah to Jerusalem and what is called the fall of “Babylon.” For part two click below.
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, The Day the Dollar Died and Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying Altered States of Consciousness at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie Field of Dreams. Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.