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


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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.

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