Roy’s Blog: “Shortages”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/07/23/roys-blog-shortages

Matthew 24:7 “There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.”

“Due to a poor harvest season, we are experiencing shortages on many of our canned vegetable items.” This is a direct quote from a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket. Similar notices are being seen in the canned vegetable sections in Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

We are now facing a nationwide shortage of canned vegetables, but the shortages reach across most product categories. Whatever product has corn or grain added to it is subject to the shortage. That alone covers a lot of territory.

A full-blown crisis has not arrived, yet, but it may be a lot closer than many of us have thought possible.

John told us in Revelation 6:6, “A loaf of wheat bread or three loaves of barley for a day’s pay. And don’t waste the olive oil and wine.”

Roy’s Blog: “And Then…”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/07/22/roys-blog-and-then

I Thessalonians 5:16-17 (NLT) “For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the call of the Archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, all the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and remain with Him forever.”

If the Rapture happened tomorrow and 10% of the United States population simply disappeared, in an instant, that would equal around 32 million Americans that would suddenly not be here.  We can’t imagine the chaos it would create. Stop…look at your children. What if they disappeared right in front of you. Chaos, weeping, tearing the house down looking for them. Many will blame God. Atheists and agnostics will say it was aliens.

I remember the heartbreak and unbelief of September 11, 2001 and the loss of a little less than 3000 lives. It’s hard to imagine the chaos the disappearing of 32 million people across America would create. But, it won’t just be 32 million in America. It will be millions of other Christians around the world.

If there ever was a generation that needs to be ready, it is ours. Because in such an hour as you think not, the Lord is coming. And then…where will you be?

Roy’s Blog: “Provocative Conditions”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/07/20/roys-blog-provocative-conditions

Ezekiel 39:8 (NLT) “That day of judgement will come…Everything will happen just as I have declared it.”

The USS Boxer, last Thursday, destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship. The Navy’s USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, took defensive action after the Iranian aircraft closed to within 1,000 yards and ignored repeated warnings to stand down.

Since Thursday, Iran has seized several oil tankers. These actions are heightening concerns about the flow of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz. It is one of the world’s most critical petroleum shipping routes. One-fifth of global crude oil exports passes through this strait.

It also appears that Turkey is amassing arms for an incursion against American-allied Kurdish forces in Syria. The tensions are high in the Middle East. It could only take one incident to cause all-out war in the area. One provocation too many and it could boil over.

Roy’s Blog: “Your Inheritance”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/07/19/roys-blog-your-inheritance

I Corinthians 3:13 “Every man’s work shall be made manifest for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”

All believers will be with Christ in the coming Kingdom, but only those who constantly choose obedience to Christ will inherit all the rewards the Lord has for them. We can’t lose our eternal life, our salvation, but we can lose out on our rewards and our position of authority in God’s future Kingdom by our lifestyle here and now.

2 John 8 warns us about this: “Watch out, so that you do not lose the prize for which we have been working so hard. Be diligent so that you will receive your full reward.”

Our inheritance (rewards, crowns, authority) in the Kingdom is conditional upon our spiritual walk here and now, not just our beliefs. Don’t forfeit your inheritance, for a little bit of the world today.

Roy’s Blog: “Hard To Believe”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/07/18/roys-blog-hard-to-believe

Matthew 24:33 “When you see all these things know that He is near, even at the door.”

I just read a story about “drag-queen hour” at the Dallas Library. It is hard to believe, hard to comprehend, how this is allowed to happen. Just a few short years ago this would never have been possible. Now, drag-queens in full make-up and busty garb are reading to 4 & 5 year old children. It’s being pushed into our children’s schools and libraries. They say they can’t prevent them from coming, if they pass background checks. Yes, you can. You can yank those kids out of there and explain to the school or library why, and tell them you won’t be coming back until there is a change in policy.

It may be hard to believe these things are happening, but they are. As Christians we need to stand firm in God’s word. Just because it’s considered legal, doesn’t make it right.

I also saw where someone was removed from a plane because the man next to her was a supporter of the President of the United States. She began to rant and rave and demanded the young man be moved to another seat. Since when did being a supporter of the President cause you to lose control of yourself to the point you and your husband are thrown off the plane (to the applause of the rest of the passengers, by the way).

Within the last 48 hours, we have seen large earthquakes going off like firecrackers all along the “ring of fire”. Within the last seven days, our planet has experienced an average of more than 677 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater per day. More than 3 times the normal rate.

 

Roy’s Blog: ” Convergence”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/07/17/roys-blog-convergence

I Corinthians 15:51-52 “We will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet…”

So many things are happening, it’s beyond crazy. But, the Bible says that in the last days we would see things we could never have imagined.

On June 30, 2019, a hailstorm dropped 5 to 7 1/2 feet (not inches–feet) of hail on Guadalajara, Mexico. The temperatures had been in the 80s.

There has been an increasing number of earthquakes, some in places that are not normally seen. It has scientists worried.

The United Nations has granted Babylon an official title as a World Heritage Site. The main thing to understand about that is now people can garner money to rebuild Babylon. Another end-time prophesy just got nearer.

Thousands of people in Sweden are having futuristic microchips implanted into their skin in order to carry out everyday activities and transactions. The chip would replace cash and credit/debit cards.

Convergence: moving toward union or uniformity.

The first of four giant barges transporting a natural gas platform to Israel departed the Gulf of Mexico last week. This opens up a flow of gas to Israel before the end of 2019. Israel is flowering before our eyes.

Matthew 24:7-8 “Nation will go to war against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

 

Roy’s Blog: “New Money”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/07/16/roys-blog-new-money

Revelation 13:17 “No one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.”

Facebook plans to implement a global currency called the Libra in 2020.

Steve Forbes believes Mark Zuckerberg can create a global currency to replace the United States dollar. Two of his recommendations are: Link your global currency to gold; Call the currency the Mark, instead of the Libra.

At least 30 public interest groups have asked Congress to stop Facebook from creating this global currency. This global currency would impact the sovereignty of all nations. It would devalue the dollar. Your money could become worthless.

Facebook plans to issue it’s global currency in about a dozen nations in early 2020.

The spirit of anti-christ is here. The stage is set.

Jesus is coming soon. “Even so come Lord Jesus.”