The Top 3 Prophetic News Headlines of 2021

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The Top 3 Prophetic News Headlines of 2021
By Britt Gillette

The number one sign of the Second Coming is the convergence of all the signs Jesus and the prophets said to look for. Jesus said, “When you see all these things take place, look up! Your salvation draws near” (Luke 21:28). What are the things Jesus and the prophets said to look for? Israel back in the land (Jeremiah 23:7-8)… The Jewish people back in control of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24)… The Gospel being preached to the whole world (Matthew 24:14)… And more. Today, we see these signs. Because we do, we can be confident we live in the season of His return. But Jesus cited other signs too. So did the prophets. And we see those signs as well. As 2021 draws to a close, what were the biggest prophetic news stories? Below is a list of what I believe were the top three:

1) Big Tech Censorship​

For much of its existence, Google promoted the corporate motto “Don’t be evil.” Following its corporate restructuring under the banner of Alphabet Inc. in 2015, the company changed its motto to “Do the right thing.” The people who built Google probably viewed consumer privacy violations, corporate-government censorship, and data manipulation in pursuit of a social or political agenda as evil. But for today’s crop of Google employees? It’s all part of “doing the right thing.”

As people become more reliant on smart devices and the Internet for daily living, the power of Big Tech companies like Google has grown exponentially. These companies have the power to control the news and information flow for billions of people. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by power hungry politicians across the globe. They long to wield this power for their own benefit. Unfortunately, Big Tech has been more than willing to help. For example, back in July, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced White House officials were “meeting with social media platforms” and had “increased disinformation research and tracking.” She said the administration was “flagging problematic posts from Facebook that spread disinformation” and working to “connect doctors and medical professionals who are popular with their audiences with accurate information” so as to “boost trusted content.”

The U.S. Surgeon General followed with his own lecture on the dangers of free thought. According to Dr. Vivek Murthy, “We live in a world where misinformation poses an imminent and insidious threat to our nation’s health. Health misinformation is false, inaccurate, or misleading information about health according to the best evidence of the time. And while it often appears innocuous on social media apps, on retail sites or search engines, the truth is that misinformation takes away our freedom to make informed decisions about our health and the health of our loved ones.”

Think about that. The Surgeon General thinks if you have access to uncensored information, it takes away your freedom. Only in a dystopian 1984 society does an assertion like that make any sense.

In the same month, Politico reported “Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages.” This means government authorities might “fact-check” future private text messages between you and your friends. Imagine being in the middle of a phone call with a friend, and the government cuts off your call because the two of you are discussing “disinformation.” Most people would be outraged. Yet, that’s exactly what the government is doing with this social media disinformation censorship campaign.

All this is a threat to human freedom and liberty. In an age when social media dominates public discourse, access to these platforms is vital to get a message out. Don’t believe me? Try getting your message out to a large audience without using Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Amazon, YouTube, or Netflix. It’s nearly impossible. If they can de-platform the sitting President of the United States (which they did to Donald Trump), then they can de-platform you as well.

We now live in a world where the largest technology firms have more power than most totalitarian governments had in bygone eras. Since the police power of government rules over these Big Tech companies, that means governments around the world are now more powerful than they’ve ever been. The power and reach of Big Tech is global in nature, and they’ve shown their willingness to use this power to silence you.

In 2021, Big Tech continued to cancel people and organizations deemed “dangerous” or not sufficiently “woke.” YouTube channels were demonized, demonetized, and shut down. Twitter and Facebook accounts were suspended. Hosting companies dropped websites, and businesses were frozen out of using PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard.

As technology continues to advance, every aspect of human life becomes reliant on and intertwined with digital payments and the Internet. If access to those utilities is cut off, an individual’s ability to participate in modern day society is also cut off. This means large corporations (and governments by default) can cut you off from society for any reason. And they can do so without due process, a trial, or the ability to defend yourself. If large corporations “cancel” you and refuse to provide you with basic services, how can you exist in the modern world? You can’t. At least, not as effectively as before. Big Tech now has the power to cancel people. The power of Big Tech sets the stage for the Antichrist to control all buy/sell transactions on the planet (Revelation 13:17) and to determine at his whim who can or cannot participate in modern society.

2) The Broken Global Supply Chain​

The spread of COVID-19 in early 2020 marked the beginning of a global supply chain crisis. That crisis continued throughout all of 2021. The most recent example of the broken supply chain showed up in the form of shipping problems at U.S. ports. For example, on November 11, a record 111 container ships were anchored off the coast of two California ports. This broke the previous record set just 20 days earlier.

In response, Joe Biden promised to strengthen the resiliency of the supply chain by moving to 24/7 operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. He was concerned about the Christmas shopping season and public opinion in an era of product shortages and rising inflation. But this is a much more complex issue. The problems involving bottlenecks in these ports are a symptom of a larger systemic breakdown – a breakdown that threatens to collapse the entire global economic system.

Despite the optimistic forecasts of politicians, the broken supply chain didn’t repair itself in 2021, and it won’t be fixed in 2022 either. 24/7 port operations won’t fix the problem. Containers cover every square inch of the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Before new containers can be offloaded from ships, trucks and trains need to move the existing containers to new locations. The nationwide shortage of truck drivers makes that a tall order. In 2021, the problem wasn’t confined to California ports alone. Supply chain problems and shortages plagued almost every industry and factory in the world, covering a wide range of products such as bacon, semiconductors, toilet paper, aluminum, pet food, juice boxes, and a host of other items.

When COVID first struck, the global economy came to an abrupt halt. In 2021, we experienced the trauma from that high speed crash – and the damage was massive. The sudden collapse in global demand led to negative oil futures prices in April 2020. This caused energy producers around the world to cap production. Demand returned in 2021, and producers couldn’t simply increase production overnight. As a result, demand increased much faster than supply.

Natural gas prices in Europe tripled in five months. European natural gas is now ten times more expensive than in the United States. European natural gas storage capacity is at a historically low level going into the winter months. Meanwhile, much of Europe is now hostage to Vladimir Putin as they’ve allowed themselves to become dependent on Russian energy supplies. In China, coal (which generates 50% of the nation’s electricity) is becoming harder and harder to source. These higher energy prices mean higher costs for businesses and consumers. It also means energy shortages and rolling blackouts. These energy disruptions then result in additional production shutdowns and manufacturing bottlenecks, further compounding global supply chain problems. And that’s where we find ourselves at the end of 2021.

3) Loss of Liberty​

If you love freedom and liberty, 2021 was not your year. Many Western nations which traditionally espouse individual freedom and liberty either took steps down the road to totalitarianism or transformed into outright police states. While the list of such nations is long (United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, New Zealand, etc.), none provides a better example of this transformation than Australia.

In 2021, Australia descended into a police state. In September, the government of South Australia rolled out a new app requiring citizens to take a photo of themselves and report their location on demand within 15 minutes of a government request. Also in September, Australian MP Daniel Andrews vowed to “lock out” the unvaccinated in regard to medical care and conducting commerce. Also in 2021, “Centres for National Resilience” appeared in Australia. These are quarantine centers that could be more accurately labeled as prisons. Those who test positive for COVID (as well as any of their “close contacts”) are rounded up and forcibly confined to these camps. Earlier this month, three teenagers escaped from one of these facilities. Their escape launched a full-blown manhunt complete with roadblocks and police officers randomly searching vehicles. Barring a revolutionary pushback, Australia is lost.

Austria isn’t far behind. In November, the European nation announced mandatory vaccinations. Germany quickly stated its intent to follow in Austria’s footsteps. In countries around the world, society is singling out the unvaccinated for punishment. In addition to vaccine mandates, many nations, states, and cities have implemented vaccine passport systems. Those who refuse the COVID vaccines face potential loss of jobs, healthcare, freedom of movement, and liberty in general. The purpose is to ostracize the unvaccinated from society – to apply maximum pressure and coerce the unvaccinated into compliance.

Does any of this sound familiar? It should. The Book of Revelation describes a similar system whereby the people of the world are forced to receive a mark on their right hand or forehead. Those who refuse to comply will be unable to buy or sell. They’ll effectively be cut off from society. Vaccine mandates and passports create the same type of system. They create a social system enabling the mark of the beast. I don’t believe vaccine passports are the mark of the beast. However, if they are allowed to stand, they will create a system indistinguishable from the actual mark of the beast. This will pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist and a global dictatorship.

What to Look for in 2022​

Hopefully, Jesus will return in the last few days of 2021. But regardless, expect these same trends to continue in 2022. Look for Big Tech to continue its crackdown on any ideas which run counter to the official government narrative. Look for global supply chain problems to get worse. Most of all, look for governments around the world to use every new COVID variant as a convenient excuse to trample freedom and liberty and seize ever greater amounts of power.

Combine these developments with countless others foretold in the Bible, and we can know the rapture, the Tribulation, and the Second Coming are now closer than they’ve ever been before. This is why the #1 event you should focus on in 2022 is the return of our Savior. As we enter a new year, all the signs tell us, “Jesus is coming!”

Britt Gillette is the founder of End Times Bible Prophecy and the author of Coming To Jesus and Signs Of The Second Coming. Receive his book 7 Signs of the End Times for FREE when you sign up for his monthly newsletter.

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Lastcall

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They create a social system enabling the mark of the beast. I don’t believe vaccine passports are the mark of the beast. However, if they are allowed to stand, they will create a system indistinguishable from the actual mark of the beast. This will pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist and a global dictatorship.
What? Indistinguishable from the MOB, really? Does the author mean with the exception of you will keep your head if you refuse, and nobody who gets the vaccine will be pledging to the AC they believe he is god?
 

DWB

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What? Indistinguishable from the MOB, really? Does the author mean with the exception of you will keep your head if you refuse, and nobody who gets the vaccine will be pledging to the AC they believe he is god?
here we go again
 

athenasius

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I would also add possible wars to these signs as well.
In fact that would be at the top of my list. I'm watching the coming invasion of the Ukraine --like Czechoslovakia before WW2 blew up, it's looking like the Western powers are going to ignore the plight of the Ukraine in favour of living without outright war a little longer. Just like Nevile Chamberlain proclaimed in his famous Peace in Our Time speech --from wikipedia

"Chamberlain's aeroplane landed at the Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938 and he spoke to the crowds there:

The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine [shows paper to crowd]. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: " ... We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again".

Later that day, he stood outside 10 Downing Street, again read from the document and concluded:

My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.

That "settlement" of the Czech problem involved giving it to Hitler, much as Biden seems to be doing now to Putin. So to quote Chamberlain, "go home and get a nice quiet sleep" "peace with honour" had arrived in Britain.

Yeah, that didn't turn out quite the way he and the civilized world expected. They weren't able to just toss a bit of someone else's country to the wolves and hope for a little peace and quiet just a little tiny bit longer. What was interesting was this further clip from that Wiki

"15,000 people protested the Munich Agreement the same day in Trafalgar Square, three times more than the number welcoming him at 10 Downing Street. Chamberlain's ongoing manipulation of the BBC caused that news to be largely suppressed"

So manipulating the media isn't a new thing. The more things change---the more they are the same. And the "little people" didn't buy the lies.

And with all due respect to that little Putin Powder Keg, it's not the only one.

China is threatening Taiwan --the maker of all things computer chip related which of course means anything that runs-- cars, computers, cell phones oh and yes, MILITARY EQUIPMENT! I suspect Biden's puppeteers are pragmatic, they will throw the Ukraine under the bus fully if they have to choose. All indicators seem this is likely. The only factor is how fast Putin will take advantage of the opportunity.

The REAL ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, is ISRAEL of course, and Iran. And all things related to Isaiah 17, Jeremiah 49, Ezekiel 32 AND 38 & 39, Zech, Amos and more.

Yep Wars and rumours of Wars. Ethnos against Ethnos. Nation against Nation. It doesn't always mean country against country. It's within countries as well.

Now that one is another interesting fulfilment of prophecy. We see it involving race relations between differing groups all around the globe. Some unseen hand that I think goes all the way to Satan no doubt via Soros and his types, inflaming people's anger against "other" people. From skin colour (BLM and "White Privilege") to ethnic cleansing and religious hatred by Islam against everyone while claiming victim status.

I expect that to get worse, with most violence aimed at Jews, Israel and Christians who stand up for Israel and the Jews and who otherwise visibly follow the Bible and serve Christ.

I'm not an American-- the loss of freedoms is hard to watch in Canada as I'm sure it is everywhere, but it's been going on a while here and while it's not a snoozefest precisely, I think it bites harder in places more used to having their freedoms guaranteed under their constitution. For the rest of us outside America, it's continuing to decay on schedule. I'm not a fan of losing freedoms, but I'm braced for more yet should the Lord tarry and I don't plan to light my hair on fire over it since I think such things must come to pass and Christians elsewhere have long since lived with such distress. And God is still in charge of their lives too, and He brings them (and us) through our trials.

As for the other points, the Supply Chain problem is a long time making. From the vaunted "just in time" systems of warehousing inventory circa the 90s, to the failure of the South Korean shipping giants about 10-15 years back and China's dominance in shipping plus the Environmental lobby success in shutting down a lot of the trucking industry, there are multiple causes to this failure. All it needed was one more straw to break the camel's back as it were.
 
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Spartan Sprinter 1

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In fact that would be at the top of my list. I'm watching the coming invasion of the Ukraine --like Czechoslovakia before WW2 blew up, it's looking like the Western powers are going to ignore the plight of the Ukraine in favour of living without outright war a little longer. Just like Nevile Chamberlain proclaimed in his famous Peace in Our Time speech --from wikipedia

"Chamberlain's aeroplane landed at the Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938 and he spoke to the crowds there:



Later that day, he stood outside 10 Downing Street, again read from the document and concluded:



That "settlement" of the Czech problem involved giving it to Hitler, much as Biden seems to be doing now to Putin. So to quote Chamberlain, "go home and get a nice quiet sleep" "peace with honour" had arrived in Britain.

Yeah, that didn't turn out quite the way he and the civilized world expected. They weren't able to just toss a bit of someone else's country to the wolves and hope for a little peace and quiet just a little tiny bit longer. What was interesting was this further clip from that Wiki

"15,000 people protested the Munich Agreement the same day in Trafalgar Square, three times more than the number welcoming him at 10 Downing Street. Chamberlain's ongoing manipulation of the BBC caused that news to be largely suppressed"

So manipulating the media isn't a new thing. The more things change---the more they are the same. And the "little people" didn't buy the lies.

And with all due respect to that little Putin Powder Keg, it's not the only one.

China is threatening Taiwan --the maker of all things computer chip related which of course means anything that runs-- cars, computers, cell phones oh and yes, MILITARY EQUIPMENT! I suspect Biden's puppeteers are pragmatic, they will throw the Ukraine under the bus fully if they have to choose. All indicators seem this is likely. The only factor is how fast Putin will take advantage of the opportunity.

The REAL ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, is ISRAEL of course, and Iran. And all things related to Isaiah 17, Jeremiah 49, Ezekiel 32 AND 38 & 39, Zech, Amos and more.

Yep Wars and rumours of Wars. Ethnos against Ethnos. Nation against Nation. It doesn't always mean country against country. It's within countries as well.

Now that one is another interesting fulfilment of prophecy. We see it involving race relations between differing groups all around the globe. Some unseen hand that I think goes all the way to Satan no doubt via Soros and his types, inflaming people's anger against "other" people. From skin colour (BLM and "White Privilege") to ethnic cleansing and religious hatred by Islam against everyone while claiming victim status.

I expect that to get worse, with most violence aimed at Jews, Israel and Christians who stand up for Israel and the Jews and who otherwise visibly follow the Bible and serve Christ.

I'm not an American-- the loss of freedoms is hard to watch in Canada as I'm sure it is everywhere, but it's been going on a while here and while it's not a snoozefest precisely, I think it bites harder in places more used to having their freedoms guaranteed under their constitution. For the rest of us outside America, it's continuing to decay on schedule. I'm not a fan of losing freedoms, but I'm braced for more yet should the Lord tarry and I don't plan to light my hair on fire over it since I think such things must come to pass and Christians elsewhere have long since lived with such distress. And God is still in charge of their lives too, and He brings them (and us) through our trials.

As for the other points, the Supply Chain problem is a long time making. From the vaunted "just in time" systems of warehousing inventory circa the 90s, to the failure of the South Korean shipping giants about 10-15 years back and China's dominance in shipping plus the Environmental lobby success in shutting down a lot of the trucking industry, there are multiple causes to this failure. All it needed was one more straw to break the camel's back as it were.

Yep each week more and more Russian troops align on that border and Putin is not threatened in the least by the west, January could be an interesting month who knows LOL
 

jayhawkbasketball

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My wife and I aren’t vaccinated, so she’ll probably lose her job in the next 2-3 months at best. That will be a huge blow to our dual income. Even if she manages to find another job, it will probably pay substantially less than what she makes now. Pfizer is a client of her current company, which has well over 1,000 employees, so she’s doubly screwed on that with the Biden vaccine mandate.

My entire immediate family also have Covid now, too. Mom, Dad, brother, sister in law and one of their three children. My parents have severe underlying co-morbidities, so who knows how that will go.

For the first time in a long time I’m starting to get scared about all of this again.
 

Hidden

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The supply chain has been really erratic since last year. Our suppliers who used to be dependable have been pushing new brands to make up for the brands that we used to order but are no longer available in the market or are somehow not getting through here. And there are brands that used to be reliable but the quality has deteriorated in recent months. And sometimes suppliers aren't able to quote at all because their supply is disrupted for some reason.
 
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