Just like when the Egyptians pleaded with Pharaoh, "Do you not YET see that the land is ruined"—when he remained transfixed in his own illusions of continued world power (despite what he was experiencing), so, too, we, as a world have reached the point of no return. This IS the last chapter. Vain is the hope that the world systems are going anywhere but down, despite the best of human efforts from this day forward.
Even if we were to start today in earnest, able to clean up the world morally by having massive revivals, the best we could hope for would be scores of INDIVIDUAL salvations. For the SYSTEMS/ economies/ ecologies/ anarchies of the world, however, this is D-day. As in the days of Noah, this current world is beyond fixing; we are in a free-fall over the cliff. We hurl headlong to the bottom for a number of individual reasons, each of which, in isolation, WILL be taking us down and IS taking us down. In combination, the synergistic effect of the individual causes will bring us down, overwhelmingly and irrevocably.
In our defiance against God, at first we looked for idols made of stone but then we eventually found ourselves to be the better idol still. We tinker with combining the DNAs of animals with plants, of humans with animals, and as a result our bio-ethics problems will be huge. We sit on Mt. Zion, re-writing origins. Sexual orientation and marriage have been re-defined by human oligarchs, whose assertions result in utter confusion for the "children" of those origins, who now ache past repair. And the blood of our millions of abortions now moan and howl over the years like a restless wind that cannot be hushed in the conscience of a nation.
The debt load
National debt (not to mention worldwide collapse) is insurmountable. Even if we stopped our borrowing habit today (and there is no national or popular will to do so), stopped the Fed printing presses and began paying back debt in earnest—just our own USA debt exceeds the entire GLOBAL GDP. That means that if we were able to buy/ acquire/ conquer every country of the world and harness their combined manufacturing output, it would not touch the debt of just the USA. This figure does not include our outrageous unfunded future liabilities: continued entitlements to the non-worker but also, other necessary things like promised social security checks to an army of now retiring baby boomers, swelling by the second, that came at our economic troughs like a swarm of locusts. Nor does this debt include the vast worldwide derivatives bubble/ cauldron that is corroding every dollar with nothing but rust and mildew. And because the economies of the world are hopelessly intertwined, as the USA goes (or Europe, or Japan—take your pick), so goes the world. It is all beyond human fixing.
What the powers that be WILL attempt to do to fix it, soon, is to crash the old system and revamp the future world economy into a one-world banking system with a new cashless currency. In the conversion they'll ipso-facto wipe out individual wealth and private property—but the fix will be short. It, too, will topple. Its termination will be swift; its final window withdrawal will be met with by the "teller" at the top of the Mt. of Olives.
The nuke situation
Any number of rogue nations with messianic illusions of their own importance could finger the kill switch, on a godlike day. North Korea sits next to that switch 24/7 now—and who knows how many minions in other nations sit with her. We are in bondage to nuclear fissions and fusions. Our toys have turned on us like an unforeseeable emergence of Frankenstein. Most of the world's continued existence is very iffy.
The EMP switch
Electronically, we are at the mercy of the use of wireless waves—oceans of them—coming from every direction. We're hopelessly dependent upon this new hidden, noiseless fuel for our every transaction. Cut off our electronic fuel via a quiet neighborly EMP attack and that is the end of going anywhere. The day a bum cannot get his EMT card to work in his ATM machine, will be the day that he comes to your house for dinner, and assuredly, HE will eat before YOU will.
Nuclear waste pollution
In the book of Revelation it says that 1/3rd of the world's oceans will be ruined. When the Tsunami hit Japan years ago [this blog post was originally written in 2015], it broke open this prophecy. Fukushima’s nuclear spills have not been able to be contained since then, and at this very hour that situation (never before seen or experienced), remains out of control, continuously belching additional copious quantities of alarmingly high levels of radiation. Anything we could do would be a mere Band-Aid on this universal oozing gash. Currently, the volume of dead sea animals washing up on the Western shores of the US because of interfacing with this radiation is unprecedented. These animals maroon on our shores with gaping open wounds, burns, sunken eyeballs, endless repositories of radiation damage beyond belief strewn upon our shorelines. The sea life was our first line of defense. Those animals took it on the chin. Our own thyroids are next, and our babies after that.
Let us get beyond looking for better days. No day will ever again be better, on the corporate, worldly level. Let us saddle in for worse days, and darker nights, for this season of our lives. But individually, if we proceed with humble head and contrite heart, under the blood of the only Savior the world has ever known, we can look forward to an individual spiritual bonanza, in the midst of it all. Read most any chapter of the book of Isaiah to see the judgments and end time cataclysms juxtaposed against the Almighty’s secure protection of His loved ones. We can look forward to gathering the spiritual spoils of a world in catastrophic death-throes. Our booty will be as large as our prayers and our union with the Almighty. Let us not forget that there are TWO stories going on here. One is going down; the other is going up.