Has there ever been a moment in the history of mankind when something so esoteric, so volatile, ambivalent, dark, and mysterious as to what transpired in the summer of 1914? The simple answer is no it was unique!
What happened in the summer of 1914 was unprecedented during 6,000 years of human history. Why? Because it was the first time in the history of mankind that humanity went to war, and suffered great pestilence and poverty on a global scale all at the same time.
Sure, the world has had a history of gory wars in the past, punctuated with, poverty, and disease also—But, what happened in the summer of 1914 elevated all of the previous wars. Conflict, disease and poverty hit an unparalleled scale. . . They became worldwide. Overnight, war, poverty and pestilence, engulfed the whole world! It was a “paradigm shift” in sociology.
The summer of 1914 and what transpired directly after, opened up and released a pandora's box of unparalleled hatred. It was as if, the Four Horses Of The Apocalypse had been released—A time when darkness mysteriously took over the whole world and elevated evil onto a higher, more organised, and sophisticated scale. This seismic shift stole from the people their, thousand years old sedentary, secure, existence. A secure system of the tradition, ancient unwritten rules of fair play were suddenly swept away, gone, forever and replaced by a new horrible dark, frightening, ‘new world order.' Old trusted ways of fairness and honesty had instantly been removed and replaced by a new and appalling dystopian nightmare, driven by mass-produced, man-made machines of death and destruction. A new totalitarian ideology had emerged, spurred on by cruel never before seen darkness. Death was being delivered on an industrial scale!
Incredibly, and probably not fully understood at the time, this new era suddenly unlocked a plethora of Bible prophecies that had previously been locked away for thousands of years. Suddenly, prophecies from ancient history began to surface, but more importantly for the first time since being written, these prophecies could, at last, be clearly understood, because what was happening was unique. The prophecies had clearly been written for this moment. One insane event, unleashed by dark forces caused an unprecedented global explosion of evil which set off a chain of events that had never occurred in the history of mankind before. This chain of events simultaneously revealed Bible prophecies which had been sealed shut for thousands of years but now instantly became clear.
Many influential people have since claimed the world changed forever in the year 1914. Winston Churchill for instance. One of my favourite writers, George Orwell, described 1914 perfectly in his novel, Coming Up For Air:
”People living up to 1914 had something never prevalent again, ever, after 1914.” "Before 1914 people didn't think of the future as something to be terrified of as we do now, and life was “not” softer then, on the contrary, life was much harsher.” "Yes, people, on the whole, worked much harder, more people were living in poverty but life was much better somehow." "It's like they had a peace of mind, a feeling of security, they didn't know “the order of things could ever be changed” and nearly everyone had a religious belief and went to church." "And then boom, something changes the whole world, everything, forever.”
That one insane summer in 1914, caused an unprecedented global shock-wave which set off a chain of events that had never occurred in the history of mankind and is still reverberating around the world today.
But, incredibly we had been warned, 2,000 years earlier. The events of 1914 prompted Jesus Himself to warn us of the terrible times to come in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, respectively.
In what has become known as one of His most famous prophecies, Matthew 24 begins when Jesus, on leaving the temple in Jerusalem, was questioned by His disciples about the building they had just left. Jesus told them—“Not one stone here will be left on another, everything will be thrown down,” He said. (This happened around 35 years later when the Romans sacked Jerusalem) “When will these things occur," they asked? Jesus told his disciples not to be misled, for many would come in His name. This was also a warning meant for our generation.
The disciples then asked Jesus, "what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?
Jesus answered in one of the most telling prophecies of all—Mat 24: 6-8:
6 You will hear of ‘wars and rumours of wars,’ but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
In Luke 21, Jesus once again warned us of wars, pestilences, and great signs and fearful sights from heaven, but we must not be terrified.
Birth pains, pangs of distress, wars, rumours of wars, famines, pestilence, earthquakes, fearful signs, and great sights from heaven, all these terrible events happened in the summer of 1914 but we were told we must not be terrified. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. All of the above are the beginning of birth pains.
1914 famously was the beginning of our contractions. Pangs of distress and birth pain gradually increased. Mankind and the planet we live on began suffering from increasing labour pains. As WWI ended with the deaths of millions of soldiers, a pandemic of Spanish flu killed even more millions of people. This was followed by the great depression which killed millions more around the world due to poverty.
Another famous prophecy written by a disciple of Jesus, John, in Revelation 6 suddenly became increasingly clear—The Four Horses Of The Apocalypse were killing millions of people through wars, poverty and pestilence, but, just as Jesus had warned us, it was only the beginning. I knew a Dutch lady, unfortunately, she is dead now, but she told me when the Germans invaded Holland in May 1940 she went to the beach in Scheveningen and sat there waiting for Jesus to arrive, of course, he didn't show, the end, unbelievable as it was for her, was still to come. . .
It's not really known just how many people died as a result of WWII, the actual total could be somewhere in the region of 90 million. The war is thought to have officially killed around 50 million soldiers but millions more people died from starvation and disease. Fearful signs could be now added from Jesus's incredibly accurate prophecies with the invention of the Atom bomb, followed by a "nuclear arms race." Something else happened too, a new fearful sight from heaven—A massive rise in the sighting of a new phenomenon, the UFO.
On May 14th 1948 one of the Bible's most fantastic prophecies happened—After more than 2,500 years of desolation, Israel became a country once more and it happened just as Isiah the prophet said it would, in one day!
The two World Wars may well have been over, however, a new kind of war, a Cold War introduced another incredibly accurate part of Jesus's prophecy, "rumours of wars."
Since 1914, one of Jesus's prophecies hadn't really been in keeping with the rest of his warnings he had told us of earthquakes in diverse places. In Luke 21, he claimed there would be "great earthquakes" in one place and another. In 1914 only 10 major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) were recorded around the world, by the 2nd World War that total had risen to 42. But, incredibly, in 1957 we saw His earthquake prophecy explode, in more ways than one!
1957 The Space Race! It appears to be the year our destiny was taken out of our hands!
Genesis 11; The Tower of Babel
Around 4,000 years ago a certain Nimrod decided to build a city with a tower that would reach the heavens. God, not wanting humans in heaven had other ideas. He confused their single language making understanding each other impossible (which is where the word babel comes from) scattering the builders all over the Earth and stopping mankind from reaching the heavens. . .
If God didn’t want mankind journeying into the heavens more than 4,000 years ago, well it would be prudent to think he didn’t want them there in the 20th and 21st centuries either. On the 4th of October 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite into space, catching the US off-guard by three months. The US followed almost immediately, in January 1958, by firing Explorer 1, their first artificial earth satellite into space. However, an unprecedented phenomenon happened, between the launch of Sputnik 1 and Explorer 1. In between these two record-breaking space launches, "our star went quite literally, went ballistic.”
1957 had already been a record-breaking year for sunspot activity on our sun, however, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day of 1957, sandwiched between the launch of Sputnik 1 and Explorer 1 our sun exploded with 503 visible sunspots Christmas Eve and Day 1957 (the highest ever on record). A new fearful sight from heaven.
But this was not all, in 1957, the same year as the space race began, and the record-breaking sunspot activity on our sun—Back here on Earth we saw a spectacular, record-breaking rise in major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) and it was a spectacular rise. During the '40s, the average number of major quakes per year globally was 37—In 1957 that number had risen to an astonishing 204. Great signs and fearful sights from heaven, but great earthquakes in diverse places had suddenly arrived, just as promised, but remember, Jesus, said, "we must not be terrified."
Wars, rumours of wars, a nuclear arms race, famine, poverty, pestilence great earthquakes worldwide, great signs and fearful sights from heaven had arrived, it was 1957:—See to it that you are not alarmed, these things must happen, we were warned. But the end is still to come. Below is a graph from NASA's own website showing just what did happen during Christmas 1957.
A Graph from NASA's own website shows what happened directly after the record-breaking burst of solar activity around Christmas 1957. The graph above clearly shows solar irradiance (yellow) and global temperature (red) roughly following each others path from 1880 until 1957. However, solar irradiance peaked in 1957, (record-breaking sunspot activity) which coincided with the beginning of the space race, and the record-breaking major quake activity here on earth. Directly after 1957, solar irradiance began falling, while the temperature of the planet, (global warming) begins to rise. (Devine intervention?)
1“At that time Michael, the great prince who stands watch over your people, will rise up. There will be a time of "distress," the likes of which will not have occurred from the beginning of nations until that time. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. (The Book Of Life)
2 And many who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, but others to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 Then the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever and ever.
4 "But you, Daniel, shut up these words and seal the book until the time of the end—Many will roam to and fro, and knowledge will increase.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked and saw two others standing there, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank.
6 One of them said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long until the fulfilment of these wonders?”
7 And the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by Him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, and times, and half a time. When the power of the holy people has finally been shattered, all these things will be completed.”
8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?” 9“Go on your way, Daniel,” he replied, “for the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.
10 Many will be purified, made spotless, and refined, but the wicked will continue to act wickedly. "None of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand."
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
Remember what George Orwell wrote in his book "Coming Up For Air."
"they had a peace of mind, a feeling of security, they didn't know 'the order of things could ever be changed' and nearly everyone had a religious belief and went to church."
Yes, people today are not like the people in 1914—our Western ideals have increased to a point where our very lifestyle is causing us spiritual, mental and physical pain. The very idea of modern Western culture brings us hurt, punishes us and causes remorse. Our breakneck lifestyles inflict physical injury and disease and produce frustration and hopelessness. We find ourselves in a world connected by social media, we are linked to everyone—but the world is rife with loneliness and depression. Suicides are at record-breaking levels and rising uncontrollably. We are indeed fighting a spiritual war but most of us are unaware we are actually in a fight. What we desire is what is killing us! Billions of people around the world have been deceived, probably all of us.
How did we get here? Most Westerners, probably most of the world are living in the 21st century with suppressed immune systems brought on mostly by our own desires. Obesity, diets rich in fat and sugar, processed foods, smoking, alcohol and drug consumption, medications, pollution, exposure to pesticides or industrial chemicals and radio-frequency radiation.
Exposure to distorted and unnatural sex and violence is pushed into our faces and has twisted the very meaning of love. We are being consumed by modern life. Our cells, proteins, and DNA are being damaged by our Western lifestyle. Modern medicine is contributing to ageing and is also playing a role in the development of a range of health conditions. Sickness such as diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s are all on the rise and most importantly, our mental health is being compromised. In other words, we are killing ourselves. It should come as no surprise there has been a significant increase in heart attacks and related health issues since the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines. . .