"Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." Luke 21:27,28.

The return of Christ is tied to "signs and wonders" prophesied for the last days. Satan’s intent to rule the earth by the anti-Christ comes in that same window of time. For that reason it is important that Christians obey the Bible’s command to "be watchful, stay awake, resist sleep." Mark 13:32-34. Luke 21. Matthew 24. The Holy Spirit’s primary emphasis in my ministry has not been eschatology– the study of end-times events–but "impartation, spiritual gifting, and personal preparation," for those events. That being so, I cannot be silent on what I see happening in the Biblical/Political arena.

In the mid-1960's my wife and I became involved with a group of serious-minded conservative Christians in Florida who studied the United Nations plans for "One World Government" and the dissolution of the United States. Some of these meetings took place at the Palm Beach estate of the Countess Rosalind Guardabassi. Those who gathered were all peace-loving Americans; none advocated violence. In one of those meetings we were shown a United Nations map of a divided America in which Florida and adjacent southern states would be joined to Mexico and Latin America. Other parts of the nation would be apportioned to various foreign governments. My interest in the subject was a follow-up of High School years when I debated against the "One World Government" concept.

In December of 2008, I saw that infamous map again. This time it was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. In it, America was divided into the same six zones. While the "Journal" disassociated itself from involvement and credits a Russian political philosopher, Igor Panarin, for the information, it offered no resistance to his idea. Instead, it gave credibility to the story by devoting critical front-page space to it. That tells us that major American forces are pursuing it. What is my reaction to all this frightening talk?   CC

Rejoice! Lift up your heads! Your redemption is at hand!