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Five key events are coming together that will change our world forever. Though most "prophecy teachers" have no idea, God's people can know with certainty, from Scripture, what is about to happen that will soon usher in Jesus Christ's return as King of kings!


My friends, as most of you long-time Tomorrow's World readers know, this Work is definitely different! The worldwide Work not only of this magazine, but also of the Tomorrow's World television program, as well as the www.tomorrowsworld.org Web site, our dozens of informative booklets, our Tomorrow's World Bible Study Course and many other facets, goes way beyond what virtually all other religious works on earth are able to do. What do I mean by that? Why is this possible?

You subscribers deserve to know. So I am now going to set out, rather briefly, five key predictions we in this Work have made and will continue to make that are certainly not understood by mainstream Christianity or even by most others who profess to understand biblical prophecy. These predictions are enormously important! For they will affect your very life, your future and the future of your family and loved ones. So read on!

  • Britain will get out—or be pushed out—of the European Union. Very few indeed understand this. But with the understanding that we in this Work have in biblical prophecy, I personally have indicated this coming event for many, many years. Watch for it!
  • The European Union will reorganize and become much more wealthy than China! Again, many political pundits think this is becoming "China's Century." They now see the European Union seemingly coming apart with various stresses—including the financial crisis and the rise of Islam, etc. But within the next several years, a reorganized European Union—probably called by some other name—will become immensely wealthy and dominate the entire world scene, including China!
  • A charismatic religious leader will soon arise in Europe and mightily influence not only Europe but most of the entire world. This religious leader will "seem" to be a very loving and very dedicated servant of God. Before it is all over, he will even perform powerful miracles that will startle the entire world and cause people to rush into his embrace in a fashion that most Americans cannot now understand. This powerful religious movement in Europe—under the influence of this religious leader—will vastly change your life.
  • Europe will continue to be buffeted by the twin attacks of secularism and radical Islamism. In response to the God-rejecting secularists and the Islamists who want to do away with historic European values, this powerful religious leader—and the military force under his sway—will mount a powerful counter attack against the secular and Islamist forces that are now beginning to push their way into Europe and change the entire face of European society. This will begin within the next few years. Watch for it!
  • Even though we in America deeply love our country, the United States of America will not somehow "muddle through" this time. Our financial decline—and our military, moral and spiritual decline—will continue. For America has truly turned away from the God of the Bible. Unless there is a genuine national repentance such as has never taken place before, our beloved nation will continue—with fits and starts—its downward spiral of financial, moral and finally military collapse.

Several other "key" events could be mentioned. But just these five events of world-shaking proportions should be enough to make my point! For these events alone will change everything around you! Your personal "world"—your friends and your surroundings and your job—will never be the same!

Few Understand!

Although many religionists talk about the "end of the world," they almost always do so in very general terms. Although many preachers talk about Christ's Second Coming, they are simply not able to list the specific events—as I have just stated above—that will precede His return and, furthermore, they generally do not have any idea as to how long it will be before these events take place. How can I possibly "know" that these truly enormous events will soon occur—within the lifetimes of most of you reading this article?

The answer involves what makes Tomorrow's World magazine and Tomorrow's World television program very "different" from other organizations! For although many churches and religious leaders have bits and pieces of biblical truth, they do not—and indeed dare not—make these specific predictions that I have just made. For they definitely do not understand.

Why?

Because God's inspired word tells us over and over that the vast majority of humanity is blinded to the real God and to His Truth. Even most professing Christians are actually part of this world and will be deceived by Satan the Devil. Remember these basic scriptures we have cited to you again and again?

  • Revelation 12:9 describes the powerful spirit being "called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world." Do you believe this inspired scripture?

     

     

  • 2 Corinthians 4:3–4: "But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them." Here, the Apostle Paul clearly tells us that Satan, the "god of this age" hasblinded most human beings.
  • Ephesians 2:2: The inspired Apostle Paul is here describing Satan the Devil as "the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience." For Satan is busy! He is actually "in charge" of this world—its society, its politics and governments, its media and its educational systems. He uses all these tools and more to completely deceive the vast majority of human beings, as Revelation 12:9 clearly states.
  • Matthew 7:21–23: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'"

Knowledge And Obedience

Jesus Christ Himself states that "many" obviously religious people who think that they "know the Lord" will claim that they have served Jesus. He corrects them by saying, "I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!" These people obviously think that they "love" Jesus. They may talk about Him, and profess to follow Him. But they do not do what He says. They are not willing to follow His example and literally obey God's Ten Commandments and follow the way of life that Christ exemplified throughout His entire ministry. For Jesus was the perfect example. Jesus Christ did obey God's commandments. He stated, "I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in His love" (John 15:10). And His inspired word tells us, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). So by Christ living within us through the Holy Spirit, true Christians are able to keep the Ten Commandments as a way of life!

Why is it that people think that they "know God" and expect His blessing when they simply refuse to obey the magnificent spiritual law which He gave and which Jesus explained and expounded over and over throughout His entire ministry?

Because they are spiritually "blinded," most people seem unaware of literally scores of statements in the New Testament such as Revelation 14:12, "Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus." As you can see, this verse gives us God's description of true saints, not Catholic heroes worshiped as idols, nor Protestants simply "loving the Lord." Rather, this describes those genuine saints who are willing to obey their Creator, and to surrender so that Christ may live His life within them through the Holy Spirit (Galatians 2:20). Blinded churchgoers seem unable to understand or apply the inspired Apostle John's description of what true Christian "love" is all about: "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome" (1 John 5:3).

So, "in that day" when Christ returns as King of kings (Revelation 11:15), He will reject those religious people who simply will not obey God's laws! For they are not surrendered to let God build within them His very character—the character they will need to be the kings and priests whom Christ and the Father are now preparing to assist Christ in ruling this earth in Tomorrow's World (Revelation 2:26–27; 5:9–10)!

Furthermore, God's inspired word tells us, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever" (Psalm 111:10). So although many people think that they understand the future and suppose they understand the inspired prophecies of the Bible, only those who genuinely obey God's commandments are given true understanding. Remember, please, Adam and Eve took of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:9). Ever since, mankind has been constantly partaking of this same tree—a "mixture" of truth and error! The religions of this world have been partaking of this same tree. So even the professing "Christian" religions of this world have a "mixture" of good and evil. They have adapted literally scores of doctrines and practices straight out of paganism—as we have documented many times. They have soundly rejected the direct commands in the New Testament to keep all of God's Ten Commandments—not merely some "new commandments" given by Jesus. Now, as the basic morality of our western nations crumbles before our very eyes, millions are wondering, "What's happening?"

Of course, we must remember that God has blinded most of these people—as His word makes clear. So we who understand should have every sympathy and complete outflowing concern for these blinded people until God calls them in His time! Meanwhile, however, those of you who are having your eyes opened, do not be deceived by this "mixture" of good and evil and this mixture of "generalized" prophetic statements made by various religious leaders who are simply not able to understand or grasp the specific end-time prophecies which we clearly explain to you in our telecasts and in this magazine! We have a responsibility to help you understand the Truth! So it is only in that light that I make these statements.

Politics or Prophecy?

The Work behind Tomorrow's World has for decades clearly proclaimed the Bible's scenario for end-time prophecy. Because we understand that the United States, Great Britain and the nations of northwestern Europe are descended from the "Lost Ten Tribes" of ancient Israel, we recognize prophetic trends developing in a way that few other observers can. We understand that Germany—the modern European nation descended from ancient Assyria—will play a central role in end-time prophetic developments, and that the modern people of Judah will, in the modern nation of Israel, be at the center of the fulfillment of ancient prophecies.

How can we possibly know all this? We know because we trust the words of Scripture, not the passing political fads and fancies that have distracted careless Bible readers over the centuries.

For more than four decades after World War II, the threat of world communism—the "Cold War" clash between the U.S. and Soviet Union and their respective allies and satellite states—dominated world politics. Sadly, it also dominated the prophecy teaching of many self-styled ministers.

Who is the "Beast" of Revelation? Popular theories have pointed to U.S. Presidents, popes, or even popular entertainers. The Bible, however, explains plainly that this Beast will be a revival of the Roman Empire, under the sway of a powerful false religious system.

Protestant ministers commonly teach that the Roman Church or its leader is the "Antichrist" or the "False Prophet" of Revelation. Yet, shockingly, countless Protestant teachers continue to promote many false doctrines taught by that same "Antichrist" they claim to protest!

This Work, by contrast, recognizes itself as the "little flock" of whom Christ spoke (Luke 12:32). Its teachings are not those of a great false church professing to be "Christian." Nor is its message a "reform" or "protest" against those teachings. Rather, we proclaim the plain words of Jesus Christ and the Apostles.

Christ taught His followers to live by "every word of God" (Luke 4:4). Among those words are those of the Old Testament prophets, who identify Assyria as God's instrument to punish end-time Israel for its rejection of His ways.

Today, you can find "religious" magazines that draw their "prophetic" understanding from Stratfor Reports or The Huffington Post. For as long as their political analysis is sound, they may seem to offer accurate prophetic teaching. But by relying on political analysis over Scripture, they invariably fail in the end.

Tomorrow's World, though, is different. A rarity in our day, we look at geopolitics through the lens of Bible prophecy, not the other way around.

—William Bowmer

A "Little Flock" Protected

Somewhere on this earth, the Eternal God has a "little flock" (Luke 12:32)—His Church. Twelve times in the New Testament, God's inspired word shows that His Church is called by His name. Over and over, as we have seen, God instructs His true people to keep His commandments. In Revelation 12:6, God describes the true Church—symbolized as the "woman"—having to flee "into the wilderness." In the past, this took place during the early years of the Dark Ages, when God's Church fled the bounds of the Roman Empire for 1,260 prophetic "days"—meaning 1,260 literal years. Another flight is ahead for God's people; verse 7 describes a powerful war that will break out in heaven, when Satan and his demons make one final assault on God's Throne at the time of the end—but do not succeed. God's people are told that after Satan is cast down, "woe" is just ahead, "For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time" (v. 12). At this time, God describes in verses 13–14 how the true Church will have to "fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time [three-and-a-half years], from the presence of the serpent."

The Eternal God will prepare a place—somewhere on this earth—where He will supernaturally protect His most faithful people during the coming time of "great wrath" after Satan is cast back down, a time that Jesus Christ called the "Great Tribulation." The "woman" spoken of throughout Revelation 12 is identified as the Church—including those at the very end of this age "who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (v. 17).

In Revelation 3:7–13, God describes the sixth era of His Church—the most faithful of all eras—occurring soon before Christ's return. He tells them, "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth" (v. 10). This is God's promise to protect His people from the coming "hour of trial" that will begin not very many years from now. It will come upon the "whole world"—as this verse attests—so it is very important for us to be among God's truly faithful people if we heartfeltly desire to escape, and if we really want to be in God's coming Kingdom in the first resurrection, which God calls the "better resurrection" (Hebrews 11:35).

Dear friends and subscribers, I have briefly listed for you five "key" events that will soon affect billions of human beings. These events will definitely change your life—and will lead directly into the Great Tribulation. I feel a responsibility, as prophetic events speed up, to warn you like this on occasion so you will begin to understand—if you are willing. So, if you want to learn more and to act on the Truth, be sure to request—and genuinely study—our key booklets that explain these matters in detail. And, even more importantly, study and prove these truths out of your own Bible. For they are not based on some mystical theory. They are not based on some book written by men, or some "vision" that I or anyone else claims to have had in modern times. They are based on the inspired word of God.

Our literature will always be sent to you absolutely free of charge! We are here to give, to serve and to help you to understand what is about to happen, and help you prepare for the actual World Government soon to be set up under Jesus Christ upon this earth. You need to understand, and to prepare for your part in the magnificent Kingdom soon to bring genuine peace, prosperity and joy to a very confused world!

Be sure to call us or write us immediatelybefore you forget!—and ask for a free copy of our very enlightening book-let, Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ's Return. Also, request your copy of our powerful booklet, The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy. And if you want to understand how this world's religions got off track—and which biblical and historical proofs back up our statements—request our important booklets, Restoring Apostolic Christianity and Satan's Counterfeit Christianity.

My friends, the time is drawing short. Although several years may be left during which we can study, pray, overcome and prove these truths for ourselves, each of us could die at any moment—whether because of an accident, sickness or something else. So, do not delay! I implore you in the name of Jesus Christ, as His servant, to act now! Please do not "take our word" for anything! Be sure to genuinely study your Bible—and study our informative booklets—and you will be able to prove clearly, from your own Bible, what your Creator is telling you through His end-time servants right now!

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