The government shutdown and the debt ceiling

Christ soon return, Seventhday Adventist, Time of trouble

One crisis after another, when does it all end?  Where are we in the process of time?  “Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come. An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come. The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains. (Ezekiel 7:5-7)

Whether or not an agreement is reached before the “debt ceiling” deadline, or whether or not the government reopens, it does not change the fact that the entire world is in agitation, and is “on the verge of a stupendous crisis”.  We are moving from crisis to crisis and even living within multiple crises.

We are standing upon the threshold of great and solemn events. Prophecies are fulfilling. Strange, eventful history is being recorded in the books of heaven. Everything in our world is in agitation. … Events are changing to bring about the day of God which hasteth greatly. Only a moment of time, as it were, yet remains. ” Testimonies for the Church 6:14. {ChS 51.5}

The Chinese government that has invested heavily in the US government bonds, are expressing concerns over the “government shutdown” and the”debt ceiling” and they are calling for a “new world order

“As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world,” said Xinhua.

China has more than a passing interest in a possible U.S. default; it is by far the biggest holder of American debt, some $1.28 trillion.

Xinhua also editorialized: “Days when the destinies of others are in the hands of a hypocritical nation have to be terminated, and a new world order should be put in place, according to which all nations, big or small, poor or rich, can have their key interests respected and protected on an equal footing.” USA TODAY

Neither the US government, nor any other government in the world has the answer for the perplexities that we face today, the answer to all of man’s perplexity can be found in the word of God.

There are not many, even among educators and statesmen, who comprehend the causes that underlie the present state of society. Those who hold the reins of government are not able to solve the problem of moral corruption, poverty, pauperism, and increasing crime. They are struggling in vain to place business operations on a more secure basis. If men would give more heed to the teaching of God’s word, they would find a solution of the problems that perplex them.” {9T 13.3}

What is all these crisis leading to, “the mark of the beast”, “the Sunday Law”

  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13:16-17)

prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. (Amos 4:12)