July 18, 2017
July 18th, 2017
My administrative assistant recently placed a newsletter in my box. The lead article was, “How to Survive the Coming Meltdown of America.” Many financial newsletters, opinion-page commentaries, and books have been proclaiming the end of America for decades. On March 2015, Market Watch commentary proclaimed, “Stock-market crash of 2016: The countdown begins.” Then there was the 1992 New York Times bestseller: Bankruptcy 1995. Of course, these dates were wrong.
It appears there is a whole industry about doom and gloom for the American economy and for the survival of the country in general. Some may think that Tomorrow’s World presents a negative outlook, but we are not wrong in seeing serious trouble ahead for America, the British-descended peoples, and the democracies of Northwestern Europe. Our reasons for seeing problems ahead are very different from the rest, and we see a very bright future for mankind afterwards.
It is natural for people to want to know the future and there are plenty of individuals who think they can predict it. However, there is really only one source that accurately and consistently does. As it informs us in Isaiah 46:10, it is God Almighty who proclaims the end from the beginning.
The Bible is full of prophecies already fulfilled and others that are being fulfilled before our very eyes. As only one example of many, the Book of Zechariah speaks of a future time when Jerusalem would be a troubled city on the world scene and all nations would come together to fight against Judah (the Jews) who are there (Zechariah 12:2-3; 14:1–2). This is at the time of the end, known as “the day of the Lord” (Zechariah 14:1). It is when the Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns to set up His Kingdom (vv. 4–5, 9).
This prophecy was written over 2,500 years ago, but it accurately portrays the geopolitical circumstances we read about in our daily papers. Further, it could not have been fulfilled prior to Christ’s first coming when He was “pierced” or crucified (Zechariah 12:10), and it could not be fulfilled between 135ad and 1948 since the Jews were expelled from Jerusalem during that period and only came into possession of the entire city during the Six-Day War in 1967. Nevertheless, it remains a divided city between Jews, Arabs, and others. That is why the prophecy tells us that in the great final invasion of Jerusalem, “Half of the city shall go into captivity” (Zechariah 14:2). Only the return of Jesus Christ will save the Jews in that day.
Current events clearly demonstrate the accuracy of the Bible, but the complete fulfillment of this prophecy is yet in the future, and we simply do not know the exact time. What we do believe is that the time is near. A number of other prophecies must take place first, but we are rapidly getting there. Why will the world get into such desperate straits?
The Bible stands out above humanly devised predictions and it tells us that unless our Western nations repent of gross immorality, disaster will follow. As it tells us in Leviticus 26:14–16, when we come to the place—and we are now there—that we despise God’s commandments, terror will be the result. The terrorism we see in living color on our television and computer screens was prophesied and is no accident! As in all of mankind’s ills, it is the direct result of rejecting our Creator! The handwriting is on the wall.
How much time remains for us to proclaim the true Gospel to this sick world and to warn the Israelite nations remains to be seen, but time appears to be short. For decades, we have warned of a rising Germany. Today, Germany stands out not only as the leader of Europe, but more and more as the most respected country in the world. And God tells us in His word that the modern-day Assyrians will be used to punish our rebellious peoples. Twice in the Twentieth Century we failed to learn our lesson. The next time it will be more painful. And lest anyone misunderstand, this is not “Germany bashing.” They will fulfill God’s will, for as it says in Isaiah 10:5–7, “Woe to Assyria [ancient Germany] the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hand is My indignation. I will send him against an ungodly nation, and against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, to seize the spoil, to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. Yet he does not mean so, nor does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and cut off not a few nations.” Oh yes, God will deal with Germany later, but first Germany must fulfill God’s will.
Dear co-workers, we cannot know how long it will take for these events to completely materialize. What we know is that God is not mocked! We will reap what we sow! When the conditions are right, sudden calamity will descend upon the Israelite nations, for time and again God tells us through His prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah that it will happen suddenly. “Therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant” (Isaiah 30:13). We see the bulge in the wall.
Some have become so confused they will not even admit when a child is born whether the child is a boy or a girl. They are coming up with terms such as demi-boy, demi-girl, or single-gender, bi-gender or tri-gender; trans-girl, trans-boy, or gender fluid. Imagine being born to the Canadian couple whose newborn has no gender on his birth certificate and is going to be raised gender neutral! How thankful I am that my parents were not confused!
If someone is anorexic, it is not love to affirm to her that she is fat when she is starving herself to death. What right does society have to require us to enter someone’s gender-confused fantasy world? My friends, this is no small thing! It is a part of a bigger picture, a deliberate attempt to destroy all godly values and replace them with what can only be described as a new, brazen and nightmarish world order, where tolerance is king—except for what you and I believe.
Fellow co-workers, time is short! How short we cannot say, but I hope all of you can see that the world is getting more and more unstable as our populations become more and more corrupt and deranged in their thinking. God instructs us and gives this warning: “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Surely we did not know this,’ does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” (Proverbs 24:11–12).
Our Western nations are stumbling toward the slaughter. For that matter, so is the entire world. Jesus predicted that it would get so bad that, unless He steps in at the end of the age, no man would survive (Matthew 24:21–22). Few will heed the warning, but if we see what is happening, God expects us to sound the warning trumpet (Ezekiel 33:2–9). That is what we are doing at Tomorrow’s World. I believe you see the handwriting on the wall and that is why you became a co-worker with us.
But it’s not all bad news. Following the greatest time of trouble man has ever known—a time when annihilation of all life from this planet would occur—Jesus Christ will return to save us from ourselves. This is the good news He proclaimed. And those who are His at His return will be resurrected to rule with Him (see Matthew 19:28, Luke 19:11-19). (If you haven’t read our booklets, Do You Believe the True Gospel?, and Your Ultimate Destiny, be sure to order them.)
We are a very few people in a sea of confused and hurting humanity. Dr. Roderick C. Meredith used to describe us as being like half a peanut shell in the midst of the Pacific Ocean. We never expect during this age to be a large church denomination, but if we do our part, God will use us to do a work far greater than we could ever imagine. Thank you for your part in it. God will reward you many times over for your faithful dedication to His Truth and His Work. Your prayers are needed and will be appreciated as we have a big job to do to reach this world with a warning and a message of hope.
Sincerely in Christ’s service,
Gerald E. Weston