THE END of THE WEST -Andrew Strom For some time now I have been convinced that this century will see the collapse of our civilization - whether Jesus returns in that time or not. Western civilization has taken literally centuries to build. But by the end of this century I believe it will be in a state of ruin and collapse that few can imagine. Recently there were a couple of posts by others on our website that I thought were pretty insightful in regard to all this. Here they are below- Therese wrote: "Someone I know had a dream of the western hemisphere being picked up like a paper map by a huge hand and rolled into a ball in His hand and tossed away... It is His grace that warns and why would He not, He is not a dumb idol that cannot speak, He is the Living God. The Spirit of prophesy is the testimony of Jesus... The difference between our nations that sin and the heathen nations that sin, is that our nations have professed Christ and are known around the world as Christian nations... we are blaspheming and profaning His name before the whole world. It is for the honour of His name that His longsuffering will have to come to an end if His warnings have wrought no repentance. Judgment begins with His house.... and then the world!" Bill Fowler wrote: "In the early nineties I saw in my spirit a hand with the fingers splayed apart. Then the hand slowly began to close, but only a partially before opening again, only it never opened fully. That position became the "new normal." Soon, the hand began to close again and then open again slightly, thus creating another new normal. This happened several more times until the hand closed into a fist and no longer opened. "As I pondered this vision, I believed then as I do now, that the Lord was warning me that America was going to go through a series of judgments followed by some level of reprieve. But instead of repenting, she would adapt and try to move ahead with a business as usual attitude. Ultimately the country will be brought to a place of absolute crisis with no remedy, no more options, no more time to repent. "Obviously these shakings became most noticeable during and after 9/11, along with other convulsive judgments since that time, but we have not reached the absolute crisis point that will inevitably come sooner rather than later. "Nevertheless, this is not a time to panic, but to repent, to pray, to get serious about building up the body of Christ, particularly the remnant that is paying attention, and to share the gospel boldly with those who are lost, as well as those who are wandering from the faith. This would be a depressing message indeed if not for the hope we have in Jesus, His glory and the life to come. I experienced some measure of depression for several years contemplating the magnitude of destruction coming, but I am glad to say the Lord has shown me the X factor in all this is His glory, His power, and His grace that will carry those who trust and obey Him through the greatest storms we will ever face in this life." -PLEASE COMMENT on this topic at the following website- http://www.revivalschool.com/ God bless you all.