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End Times Berean Watchman Report - Storms Still Brewing

End Times Berean Watchman Report
End Times Berean Watchman Report - Storms Still Brewing
By Dr. Christian Widener • Issue #9 • View online
November 26th, 2021
I hope you had Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to another edition of the End Times Berean Watchman Report.
In this issue, we will be looking at the storms that are brewing at home and abroad that fit the description of Wars and Rumors of Wars, as well as the signs that indicate that peace is being taken from the earth.

Global Unrest - More Wars & Rumors of Wars
Protests in Europe
Violent protests have been erupting all over Europe over increasing mandates and lockdowns associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Countries include: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and the UK.
Violent protests break out in Europe over vaccine mandates, lockdowns
Rumors of China Preparing for War
And as things continue to simmer over Taiwan, the Biden administration is indicating a more hands-off stance towards supporting Taiwan on independence. Consequently, the take-over of Taiwan is growing more likely. And in case you didn’t notice, we are already in a Cold War with China. Now some experts are wondering how we can avoid being in a hot one…
Biden says Taiwan's independence is up to Taiwan after discussing matter with Xi - CNNPolitics
How War With China Begins - The Atlantic
China builds mockups of U.S. Navy ships in area used for missile target practice | Reuters
Rumors of Russia Preparing to Invade Ukraine
And Russia has been building up troops in Belarus, signaling a possible a invasion of Ukraine. 100,000 troops are now stationed near the border. They are supposedly just involved in a routine exercise, but Russia insists they are not a threat to anyone. Well let’s see…
Russia sends paratroopers to Belarus amid fears of Ukraine invasion
Organized Looting on the Rise in the US
Organized looting has also been going on in the US, but particularly in California. And they are not isolated incidents. Similar events have happened in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles metroplexes. Nordstroms, Louis Vuitton, and Lululemon, and other high-end retail stores in San Francisco and Chicago were also similarly hit, including some jewelry stores. All of these events were just in November. The press is reporting on them, but most are not showing them as part of a larger epidemic of lawlessness.
Nordstrom ransacked: 3 arrested after dozens ransack a Nordstrom store near San Francisco, police say - CNN
Organized theft spree: Bay Area high-end retail stores hit with spate of robberies over weekend - ABC7 San Francisco
And it has been going on for longer than you think. Retailers like Best Buy, CVS, and Walgreens have has been facing this for quite a while. It’s been on the rise since 2015, but it has spiked since 2020 with the start of the pandemic–And it is only getting worse. This has become a business that is training its “employees” or thugs for hire for these organized robberies and then the goods are being sold through various online retail venues. And it is not just a US problem, it is across Europe as well.
Best Buy CEO: Jump in theft is traumatizing staff - CNN
NRF | Organized retail crime remains a growing threat
Comparing the cost of retail crime across the UK, US and Europe
Media Minimizing Tragedies
And terrible tragedies, like the Christmas Parade Massacre in Waukesha, WI, that we now know killed six people and wounded over 60 more, are suppressed because it was an “oppressed” person mowing down his “oppressors,” which in this case included an eight-year-old boy. It’s shameful that they immediately begin trying to make excuses for an obviously intentional and evil act. It’s another Let’s Go Brandonism, i.e., trying to cover up what is painfully obvious with a shameless lie. Critical race theory is becoming anti-truth and anti-reality practice.
Fake News Media Downplays Christmas Parade Massacre, Claims Killer Darrell Brooks 'Fleeing a Knife Fight' Before Plowing Over 40 People
The Bottom Line
When I try and look at all these events with my perspective from even a decade ago, not to mention from the 80s or 90s, I think things are much worse than they appear in our present context. We are getting used to seeing terrible things and are growing numb to the depravity (at least as a society)–Like we are in one global pot of water that the temperature just keeps rising in, making us continually recalibrate to a “new normal.” I’m not sure what more it is will take to be certain that the red horse is already riding, but it sure feels like we are now looking at it.
The Old Testament prophets warned about times like these…
“Because from the least even to the greatest everyone is greedy for gain; From the prophet even to the priest everyone practices deceit. They heal the brokenness of the daughter of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace. Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, and they did not know how to blush; Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down,” Says the Lord. – Jeremiah 8:10b-12
They do not know the way of peace, And there is no justice in their tracks; They have made their paths crooked, Whoever treads on them does not know peace. – Isaiah 59:8
So buckle up, and trust that our God will deliver us from these light and momentary afflictions, which are producing for us an "eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison…”
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NASB)
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. – Romans 8:18 (NASB)
Maranatha!
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Dr. Christian Widener

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