How Much Do You Want the Kingdom?
By now many people have woken up to the fact there is a great number of people upon the earth who want a one-world government, and they are committed to bringing it about. While we don’t agree with them, they have dedicated themselves to this goal because they think it will make things better for everyone. Little do most realize what the end result will be, but nonetheless, they are “all in” to make it happen.
You’ll Own Nothing and Be Happy About It!
Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), leads the organization of the well-known Davos Summit of the world’s elitists. He made famous the quote for the new world they are attempting to bring about, “In 2030, you’ll own nothing and be happy about it.”
The world they seek will still be evil and decadent like now, but it will be more controlled by the elites who engineered it. The misery index will be much higher for most than it is now. The index was 21.98 percent during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. It was 5.21 percent in September 2019, and since then it has climbed to 9.81 percent, and we can expect it will edge up higher.
One of the key components of a truly progressive nation is happiness. Even though we have lived in one of the richest countries on earth, are people generally happy? If so, why is there so much discord in the country? Why so much fighting and bickering? We are now more divided as a people than we have ever been.
The Key Is Happiness
There was a time when there was a whole lot more people in poverty and making a living seemed so much harder, even so, people whistled while they worked. After my father died, I looked at some of his possessions and found his Bible. It brought tears to my eyes when I turned to the opening pages where he wrote, “We never had very much, but we loved one another.”
In one of Solomon’s sage Proverbs he wrote: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2 Proverbs 29:2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.
American King James Version×).
The word “groan” means to moan in the sense of being in grief or pain. It means to sigh, as if you see the problem but you are at a loss and don’t have the energy or power to solve it. We are told in 2 Peter 2:8 2 Peter 2:8(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
American King James Version×that Lot’s soul was tormented every day with the unlawful deeds of those he saw in Sodom. And yet, it seems the people of Sodom, and presumably it was the same in Gomorrah, were “all in” and they loved the decadent lifestyle they practiced.
Remember Lot’s Wife
It is hard to imagine that only Lot and his wife and two daughters escaped the destruction God brought upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot’s wife, upon leaving the city of Sodom, even though the angels had warned, “Don’t look back,” she turned around to look at the fire and brimstone God rained down, and she became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:17 Genesis 19:17And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you, neither stay you in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed.
American King James Version×, 26). Jesus spoke of this in relation to end time events:
“Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.” (Luke 17:28-33 Luke 17:28-33  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
 In that day, he which shall be on the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
 Remember Lot's wife.
 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
American King James Version×).
The modern daughter of Babylon, the world men are devising, is a nightmare in the making. Revelation speaks of a world full of commerce which comes crashing down.
The Great Economy Crashes and Modern Babylon Burns Down
Revelation 18:9-10 Revelation 18:9-10  And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall mourn her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.
American King James Version×talks about how this Goliath world economy will come to an end: “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.'”
They will market every commodity including the slavery of men and women. Their trade will include body parts as well (Revelation 18:13 Revelation 18:13And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
American King James Version×). This is the kind of dystopia which will come about, but will fall. People will be “all in,” and they will have taken the mark of the Beast as proof of their allegiance. When the Beast arises, unless our names are written in the book of life, we will take the mark (Revelation 13:8 Revelation 13:8And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
American King James Version×).
How much do we love this world? How much do we truly want the coming Kingdom of God? I imagine most have had enough of the corrupt ways of this world, and we want God’s way to come soon.
The apostle John admonishes us: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:15-17 1 John 2:15-17  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever.
American King James Version×)
This is my Perspective and the current edition of the Prophetic Times follows below:
China to revamp science, tech in face of foreign ‘suppression’
March 8, 2023 thesundaily.my reported:
China will conduct a sweeping revamp of its science ministry and tech capabilities, pouring more resources into manufacturing and research as Beijing pushes for self-reliance in the face of foreign attempts at ‘containment and suppression’.
A broad restructuring document announced by China’s cabinet on Tuesday and set to be approved by the country’s parliament this week will refocus the Ministry of Science and Technology’s resources on coordinating scientific and technological breakthroughs.
Beijing will ‘optimise its management of the whole chain of science and technology innovation’, the document said, as well as set up a national data administration responsible for overseeing the digital economy.
China faced ‘a severe situation of international scientific and technological competition alongside external containment and suppression’, said Xiao Jie, a member of China’s State Council, as he introduced the plan at a meeting of the national parliament on Tuesday.
Beijing must ‘better coordinate scientific and technological capabilities to overcome difficulties in key core technologies’, while also accelerating ‘high-level scientific and technological self-reliance’, Xiao said, according to an official readout.
NATO chief warns Bakhmut may fall in coming days
March 8, 2023 france24.com reported:
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut might fall to Russia in the coming days following months of intense fighting.
His remarks came as Russia's Wagner mercenary group, which has spearheaded the attack on Bakhmut, claimed to have captured the eastern bank of the industrial town, devastated in the longest battle since Moscow invaded Ukraine a year ago.
Wagner chief and Kremlin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin said on social media Wednesday that his forces "have taken all of the eastern part of Bakhmut", a salt-mining town with a pre-war population of 80,000.
The intense fighting around Bakhmut has been the longest and bloodiest in Russia's more than year-long invasion, which has devastated swathes of Ukraine and displaced millions of people.
North Korea warns US against intercepting missiles during tests
March 7, 2023 spacewar.com reported:
North Korea warned Tuesday that it would be a "clear declaration of war" if its missiles were shot down during their test launches over the Pacific Ocean.
The United States and South Korea have ramped up defence cooperation, including joint drills, in the face of growing threats from nuclear-armed Pyongyang, which has conducted a wave of banned weapons tests in recent months.
North Korea has said its nuclear weapons and missile programmes are for self-defence, and has bristled over US-South Korea military exercises, describing them as rehearsals for an invasion.
"It will be regarded as a clear declaration of war against the DPRK, in case such military response as interception takes place against our tests of strategic weapons," Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister, said in a statement, using North Korea's official name.
"The Pacific Ocean does not belong to the dominium of the U.S. or Japan."
North Korea is "always on standby to take appropriate, quick and overwhelming action at any time", added her statement, published by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
This month, the US and South Korean militaries will hold their largest joint drills in five years.
China’s Xi Jinping Takes Rare Direct Aim at U.S. in Speech
March 7, 2023 wsj.com reported:
Chinese leader Xi Jinping issued an unusually blunt rebuke of U.S. policy on Monday, blaming what he termed a Washington-led campaign to suppress China for recent challenges facing his country.
“Western countries—led by the U.S.—have implemented all-round containment, encirclement and suppression against us, bringing unprecedentedly severe challenges to our country’s development,” Mr. Xi was quoted by state media as saying on Monday.
Mr. Xi’s comments marked an unusual departure for a leader who has generally refrained from directly criticizing the U.S. in public remarks—even as his decadelong leadership has demonstrated a pessimistic view of the bilateral relationship.
The accusation of U.S. suppression of China’s development over the past five years comes as Mr. Xi faces charges from investors that China’s economy has been damaged by his policies, including the emphasis on national security.”
China military spending, Russia’s war show readiness to confront West
March 6, 2023 jpost.com reported:
Reports that China is increasing military spending by an alarming 7% this year while warning about threats and the visit by Russia’s defense minister to Russian troops shows how a new world order is taking shape.
This is not the ‘world order’ that was proposed in the 1990s by then-US president George H.W. Bush. It’s not necessarily a new order that will replace the US-led world order that dominated in the 1990s. However, it is a world order that will be now stretching its wings, like an animal that has been slumbering.
What this means is that, if in the last decades, there was discussion about US-China or US-Russia competition, today it is clear what is taking place. The chips are down, in a sense. That means China no longer pretends that it is going to just be an economic power, quietly moving into the vacuum left by what it sees as a declining Western power in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Now China will be more assertive.
This is akin to the way the US emerged in the last century, initially as an economic power, but then quickly assuming world power status. China has been biding its time, quietly moving forward without trying to provoke alarm.
Report: Russia and Iran reach secret nuclear deal on uranium transfers
March 6, 2023 Arutz Sheva reported:
Amid the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) disclosure this week that Iran accumulated near weapons-grade enriched uranium for its alleged nuclear weapon program, Fox News Digital reported on Sunday that Iran has allegedly secured secret deals with Russia to guarantee deliveries of uranium.
In what could be a major setback to a new Iran nuclear deal, foreign intelligence sources speaking on the condition of anonymity, and who are familiar with the negotiations between Moscow and Tehran over Iran’s reported illegal nuclear weapons work, told Fox News Digital that Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to return enriched uranium that it received from Iran if a prospective atomic deal collapses.
The State Department would neither confirm nor deny the reports.
‘We will not comment on purported secret intelligence reports, but in any event the JCPOA has not been on the agenda for months,’ a State Department spokesperson told Fox News Digital, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is the official name of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
A spokesperson for the National Security Council deferred comment to the State Department.
According to Sunday’s report, the uranium enrichment deal was hammered out during Putin’s visit to Iran in July 2022.
China increases its military budget by 7.1% - $230BN – to ’boost combat preparedness’
March 5, 2023 dailymail.co.uk reported:
China announced it will boost its military budget by nearly $230 billion this year amid concerns it will launch an invasion of Taiwan.
The money is set to 'boost combat preparedness and enhance military capabilities,' claimed Premier Li Keqiang ahead of a draft budget presented to the National People's Congress in Beijing.
It means China's military spending will grow at its fastest pace in four years and take up a larger share of its economy, marking the reversal of a two-decade trend which has seen the nation prioritize growth over its military capabilities.
Defense expenditure will increase by 7.2 percent in 2023 which works out as $224 billion - way ahead of the 5.7 percent increase in general public expenditure.
The move will no doubt spook the US government which is concerned by Beijing's strategic intentions in the wake of rising tensions with Taiwan.