November 10, 2011
November 10th, 2011
Dear Tomorrow’s World Subscriber,
Greetings, and a warm welcome, especially to all of you new subscribers to Tomorrow’s World magazine! It is good to have you aboard, and I am sure that in the months to come you will deeply appreciate the depth of understanding which this magazine can impart to you about ongoing prophetic events and the very meaning of life itself. Keep reading—for I have two very special free offers for you near the end of this letter. My friends, there is a “spirit world” out there and many fallen angels have become very excited about next year, 2012. Although many false ideas have been propounded regarding this year—including the idea that Christ will return or an age of Aquarius will begin—there are nevertheless a number of powerful prophetic events underway which will impact 2012 and make it a remarkable year in which to “watch” prophetic events.
Right now, more than most people realize, much of western Europe is in danger of falling apart as the EU ministers attempt to “paper over” a truly horrible financial problem and avoid the entire EU coming apart, hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs, big banks all over Europe—and many in the U.S.—going bankrupt because of this, and many other truly awful things. As our correspondent in Britain just reported to me, “As I go to bed tonight things look very dire indeed for the Eurozone. It is quite literally at the brink of untold disaster…. This is brinkmanship of the highest order and if the markets really get spooked the results could be catastrophic. The seriousness of the situation seems scarcely to have penetrated the minds of the Eurozone leaders and they are really waking up very late indeed to adequately deal with the issues involved.”
In the hours since this report was sent to me, the Europeans have put together a hasty “bailout” proposal to attempt to save Greece and Europe. It all looks good on the surface but the European Bond Market and real money investors just are not buying the “happy talk”! They don’t believe European politicians can afford to do what they say they can do. So the dire consequences of this problem are apparently postponed for several weeks or even several months—but it is still like a huge iceberg out in front of the Titanic!
Remember, my friends, how it was a terrible depression and a truly ominous financial situation which brought Adolf Hitler to power! Germany and other nations were looking for a “strong leader”—and in their desperation the Germans turned to Hitler. Such a situation may be in the offing for Europe over the next several months or years. Your Bible clearly indicates ten leaders in Europe will “give their power and authority to the Beast” (Revelation 17:13). Unlike the history of Hitler forcibly conquering France, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, etc., this coming leader will somehow persuade—perhaps through financial control—a number of leaders to “give” him the authority which he will take and then use more powerfully than they will at first realize. This will bring about the ultimate “revival” of the Holy Roman Empire which we have predicted for decades. It will bring about the final “Babylon” described in Revelation 17 and 18. Please study these chapters of your Bible carefully! This coming religious/political power will attain massive wealth and influence all over the world in a way no entity has ever done in modern history. When it is finally brought down—by God Himself—then “the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore” (Revelation 18:11). And God concludes this chapter by telling this modern “Babylon” these words, “For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth” (vv. 23-24).
So, the rise of this extremely powerful system in Europe is no small thing! It is obviously on the way—and the recent financial stresses and potential breakup of the EU powers will no doubt aid in bringing about a “strong man”—under the influence of a powerful religious leader—which will cause the final system to coalesce. We all need to wake up! Prophecy is certainly marching on. And somewhere on this earth God has a true Church and Work which can help you to genuinely understand and protect yourself and your family from ominous events which are certainly underway. As I stated to you in my semi-annual letter last May, “As a minister of Jesus Christ in His true Work for over 58 years, I clearly perceive that within the next three to six years truly awesome events will begin to take place! By this time six years from now I feel—based on my decades in God’s Work—that the ‘world’ around you will be vastly changed from what it is today. I do not predict that the Great Tribulation will have begun by then, or that Christ will have come by then. But prophetic happenings will be bringing us ‘very close’ to those events, and enormous changes will already be underway beyond anything you have ever experienced in your life!”
Meanwhile, various Islamist groups—often foolishly called “moderate” by the mainstream media—are coming to power in Egypt, Tunisia and other African and Middle Eastern nations after the uprisings of the “Arab Spring.” The prophesied “King of the South” will soon emerge as these nations seek a “Mahdi”—a powerful religio/poltical leader who will bring them together under Islam. This “King of the South” predicted in Daniel 11:40 will no doubt be headquartered in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, not in Iran as some confused people foolishly predict. This man and his cohorts will somehow “provoke” the coming Beast Power—the “King of the North”—into a war and be conquered by the coming Beast Power in Europe. All this in the same time frame in which America and Britain are conquered and taken into the massive national captivity described in Jeremiah 30:4-7 and many, many other prophecies.
What about China? The Bible does not mention direct Chinese involvement in any of the prophecies we have cited. Rather, the indication is that weather disasters, financial problems, bank failures and other situations will cause China to “pull back” and it will not, in fact, become the major player in world events as many analysts now predict. Rather, the major power—far above all others—will be this coming “United States of Europe” or “Beast” as described in Revelation 17 and 18 of your Bible. Truly exciting events are just ahead which you need to understand and to “watch.” Remember, after giving a whole series of prophetic events to occur at the end of the age, Jesus Christ commanded His true followers, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
The Eternal God has given His true servants the “Big Picture” of world events. We do not know all the twists and turns along the way. But we do know that the Eternal God’s Word always comes about in His time and He is in charge of world events. Almighty God tells us through His inspired Word, “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure’” (Isaiah 46:9-10).
Although it will be very sad indeed to see our beloved nations—America and the British-descended peoples—come down in power and prestige, it will be exciting and yet sobering to watch the ascendency of this enormously powerful empire in Europe! For, as the verses I cited above from Revelation 18 clearly indicate, it will be unchallenged as a massive military and trading force just before the return of Jesus Christ as King of kings. Therefore, when you “see” these events transpire, realize that the end of this present age is very near indeed. Please remember, my friends, that although British, American, and European leaders will talk and talk and “posture” as though they can find the “answers” to world problems, they will always fail miserably to solve the problems of humanity. For they do not understand the ultimate answers because they are not yet “called” by the Eternal God who guides the rise and fall of nations and the major events in world affairs. God tells us in Psalm 33, “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations” (vv. 10-11). In His time, God will begin to teach all humanity that we cannot govern ourselves! Democracy won’t work! European socialism won’t work! Human dictatorships won’t work!
When mankind is finally brought to the very “brink” of human annihilation, then the Christ of the Bible will intervene and set up His Government—His Kingdom—which will last forever. This is clearly described in Daniel 2:44. After describing the ten “toes”—or ten nations—composing the final Beast Power at the end of the age, God’s Word states, “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever” (Daniel 2:44).
It is in the final days of this coming Beast Power that the ultimate “stone”—Jesus Christ Himself!—will be cut out and crush the nations and kingdoms of this world in their rebellion against their Creator. Then, as verse 44 states, His kingdom shall stand forever! As you view the Tomorrow’s World telecasts, and if you genuinely study your Bible and the inspiring articles in Tomorrow’s World magazine and the extremely helpful material in our free booklets covering a whole range of prophetic material, you will come to understand many of the details of what is just ahead. You will have the opportunity to be “part” of the final Work of the Creator that He is now using to warn the peoples of this world of what is just ahead before the darkness falls!
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Roderick C. Meredith
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