I’m still trying to figure out how and where Martin Armstrong‘s models fit within our time frame of the Last Days. The reason why I am involved in trying to figure it out is that these models have had an uncanny accuracy, and they seem to correspond with the time frame that the Bible appears to lay out.
Am I saying that God is constrained by these cyclical patterns identified by Mr. Armstrong?
Absolutely not. But, God has clearly used natural forces in the past, and it is clear from prophecy that He will use natural forces in the future. So, when we see a natural process that correlates with something that God is doing, we should pay attention.
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The Rise of the Antichrist Begins in 2020?
Martin Armstrong has done an incredible job of pointing out something that should have been obvious. Life and the world around us run in cycles (and sometimes circles). All governments are corrupt. Greed and fear always rule financial decisions. War always happens when economies collapse. Empires collapse inward.
We talked about some of this yesterday, and you undoubtedly had that figured out, anyway. But, Martin has a set of models that describe all that and seem to be able to predict when a lot of it will occur in the future – the uncomfortably near future.
But, let’s talk a bit about some of the principles that Armstrong sees underpinning these models.
Empires Collapse Inward
Like it or not, the United States is an empire, and the mighty dollar is a representative of that empire. It reaches out and touches everyone on the planet. In fact, I doubt that there are very many people alive today that have not seen or touched a US dollar, and everyone thinks of it as the greatest currency on the planet – well… almost everyone.
Mr. Armstrong believes that the core of an empire is always the last to fall. So, just like Rome, America itself will not crumble until the rest of the world crumbles. And, that’s already started. He also said something else that’s interesting.
Not Hyperinflation – Predation
Empires don’t fall because of hyperinflation.
No, they fall because they start to prey upon their own people. They go after everyone’s assets. They plunder and pillage everyone that they can get their hands on.
“Knowing how empires die is fundamental to forecasting the world economy.” Armstrong explains, “You have a lot of people talking about hyperinflation, and that’s not how empires actually die. That’s more or less the peripheral type economies like Germany was after WWI. The empires that have actually collapsed, such as Rome or Britain, you don’t see hyperinflation. What you do see is massive debt that just keeps going and going–exactly in the process we are at now. They are trying to sustain power. So then, what do they do? They get very aggressive with taxation and come after you.”
War And Unrest
He also says that there is a convergence of the war cycle. International war goes through a 25 year cycle, and civil war goes through a 300 year cycle. Both of those cycles are converging globally this year.
And, he says that, yes, there will be a shooting war in Ukraine.
Martin also made an interesting comment about Putin. He says that Putin is old-style Russian. He thinks about land. As many Russians said to Mr. Armstrong, “We’re doing well because Russia is bigger.” The fact that Russia had to bail out Crimea meant nothing. The important thing was that Russia had more land.
THAT is the driving force in Russia, and Putin has stated his intent to recreate the Soviet Union by 2020.
Now THAT is a very interesting comment for Putin to make, don’t you think?
It seems to me that Mr. Putin is looking very much like the Gog of ‘Gog and Magog’.
But, that’s not the most important point.
The Rise Of The Beast
Armstrong says that there is no currency ready to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. The dollar is just too big, right now. But, he did point to something that governments are planning for, that will replace ALL currencies:
An Electronic Currency
He said that this is the reason why the US government didn’t put a stop to Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies. There is a plan for electronic currencies to replace what we have today.
Have you noticed the physical condition of the cash in your wallet?
Right. It’s showing a lot more wear and tear than you are used to. That’s because the US government is printing less of it – on purpose. They are nudging us ever closer to a global cryptocurrency system.
A cryptocurrency system that might start to really take hold of the world in 2020.
And, you can bet that this cryptocurrency will eventually require some kind of biometric tattoo on your right hand or forehead.
Is your head spinning, yet?
My Head Is Spinning
This is almost too much to take in at once, and my poor, overloaded brain is ready to shut down over all this.
Could it really be that the kingdom of the Antichrist, the Beast, begins its rise in 2020?
It very well could be.
Just remember that 2020 would be the beginning. The Antichrist system would not be a complete threat to us until it really began to reach its full potential and power.
However, all of this is theory for now, and we still need to survive Ezekiel’s Fire. And, I would think that something as traumatic as Ezekiel 39:6 and Isaiah 30:26 would throw the calculations off by more than a bit.
So, none of this is set in stone. Although, one thing is clear:
The time is short. VERY short.
We’ll see what happens.
Here are the recent interviews of Martin Armstrong that drove the writing of this article.
Interview by Kerry Lutz of Financial Survival Network
YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/9TSS3gXUyAA
For those of you interested, there’s a reference to the fourth Blood Moon in the above interview. Very interesting. – JL
Interview by Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com
YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/4vABHfXRlAI
Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)
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