The Big Picture

To see the big picture you need the right perspective.

Growing up my family would occasionally do jigsaw puzzles. Now, I am a child of the 80‘s so this was before technology dominated everyday life. My dad would lay out a puzzle on the kitchen table and we would work at it piece by piece. The larger the puzzle and the more pieces it had, the longer it would take for the picture to come together.

But in order to see the big picture, to see what the pieces were coming together to form, you had to step back.

To see the big picture you need the right perspective.

Over the last 2 years I have shared “pieces” of insight to which God has given regarding the times we live in. Over the holidays someone asked me why nothing happened in September or October of 2015. There was so much hype surrounding these signs that were supposed to lead to something epic. I shared with him convergence, how everything is coming together and is pointing to a larger fulfillment.

That like a jigsaw puzzle you have to take the pieces of information God is giving you and step back in order to gain the right perspective. If you aren’t seeing what you need to, or it is confusing, you are probably standing too close.

Everything is still on schedule and we have started to see the effects of it in the global financial markets. But specifically, in order get the right perspective you need to step back, in this case we need to step back 100 years to World War I.

World War 1 – Retrieving Palestine from Ottoman rule.

WWI started everything we are seeing today. Lines were drawn, territories were moved but specifically the British conquered Palestine from the Ottoman Empire, thus giving control of the region to the British.

The result of WWI was an Allied victory. It led to the formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East. Namely, it transferred regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers. The French would gain control over Syria and Lebanon. The British would control most of Ottoman Mesopotamia (Iraq) and Ottoman Syria which includes Palestine.

The territory, called Mandatory Palestine, would remain under British rule from 1920-1948.

This would set up WWII and everything it would accomplish.

World War 2 – Unite the nations (United Nations). Place Israel back in their land.

WWI had radically altered the world map. Pacifism was a widely held sentiment following the war however revolution in Germany would eventually lead to the rise of the Nazi regime. Although related conflicts started earlier, WWII would begin in September of 1939 and end in September of 1945. As a result of WWII the United Nations was formed. The British would then hand over Mandate Palestine to the UN for land distribution and settlement. On November 29,1947 the UN General Assembly voted in favor of Resolution 181 which adopted the plan for the partition of Palestine. 6 months later Israel was established, on May 14, 1948.

The connection is Israel.

Through the lens of hindsight we can see the progression and connection of both World Wars. By standing back we gain proper perspective to see the bigger picture of what God was doing.

First, the holy land had to be repossessed (WWI). Then, it had to be redistributed (WWII). They were both about God’s plan for Israel.

But what is next?

Nuclear Game Theory

In 1867 Alfred Nobel stated that “the day when two army corps can annihilate each other in one second, all civilized nations, it is to be hoped, will recoil from war and discharge their troops”. He was ahead of his time. What he was referring to was “a super weapon that would put an end to all war” as Nikola Tesla put it in 1937.

The introduction of the nuclear weapon at the end of WWII was such a weapon.

It creates a stalemate known in game theory as mutual assured destruction or MAD. MAD is a doctrine of military strategy, based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that when both the attacker and defender have the power to annihilate each other it prevents the enemy’s use of those same weapons. It is a Nash equilibrium where neither side have an incentive to disarm or initiate conflict.

We have been in this equilibrium since the end of WWII.

However status quo is changing. Moves are happening in the Middle East that are increasing tension to the Nash equilibrium and they happen to be occurring a few years before major markers of completion.

Our Place in History

Both the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI (2018) and the 70 year anniversary of the State of Israel (2018) occur in the next few years, on the same year.

Everything we are seeing was set into motion through World War I and we are approaching its generational marker of completion. These generational markers of completion matter and God is giving us signs to accompany them.

Cycles – Sets of 7

Although the Shemitah and Blood Moon are tired subjects I want to show you something that will bring some clarity. God created everything on the foundation of cycles. He starts the cycle at creation, it begins with 7 days and builds from there.

Shemitah

  • 7 Days – God rested on the seventh day. It marks rest or Sabbath.
  • 7 Years – The 7th year the land is to rest, a sabbatical year. This set of 7 is called a Shemitah.
  • 7 Sets of 7 – After 7 sets of  sabbatical years there is a Jubilee Year (50th).
  • 70 Sets of 7 – A special marker given to Daniel (Chapter 9) by God. Notably, the last week (or 7 days) in this symbolic period is the 7 year Tribulation.

These are cycles. But, what else has a cycle?

The moon.

Blood Moon

In the creation account God separates light on the first day but doesn’t create the celestial objects until the 4th day. Why is this? Because they were created to govern time. In other words, they are time keepers and time tellers. The sun can literally tell time on a sun dial, or daily time. The moon tells monthly time. Notice what it says in Genesis 1:14:

“Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years.” Genesis 1:14

The Jewish people operate on a lunar calendar. The moon operates on a monthly cycle. So a moon of blood is a sign that shows we are in season for giving birth, or able to give birth. When a time keeper like the moon is red it is telling the Jewish people this:

You are in season for prophetic fulfillment.

A Year of Foreshadowing

With increased nuclear proliferation comes the need for increased nuclear diplomacy. We are seeing this emerge right now with Iran. You need a Nuclear Security Summit or other world platform to broker a peace treaty in the midst of nuclear tension. The greater the tension produced by the Nash equilibrium the greater the need for a mediator, or a world leader to broker a treaty.

The raising of the Palestinian flag at the UN in September of 2015 was a foreshadowing of what is to come.

So was the storming of the Temple Mount on the Shemitah in Israel in September.

Conclusion

In short, the connection between both World Wars is Israel. They are tied to the land of Israel. Since WWII, Blood Moon tetrads on Jewish holy days have been in proximity to smaller but significant wars (Arab-Israeli War ’48 and Six Day War ’67) regarding their land. Smaller birth pangs toward a greater and ultimate fulfillment.

Both the anniversaries and convergence of signs are pointing to ultimate fulfillment of what I call the Ezekiel 37-39 window, the final restoration of Israel.

As you can imagine, this is just scratching the surface. There is a lot more to share and there is only so much I can fit into one post. I’ve been compelled to write a book for some time and recently decided to write it all down. So I am excited to announce my first book titled, End Game.

In the book I will uncover the bigger picture of current day nuclear proliferation. It will tie everything together from ISIS (ISIL), to the nuclear issues surrounding Iran, to the global financial markets.

It will be available in February.

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About the Author:

Matt Cote is the Founder of Concept Church, a digital media ministry. He is the author of the book, End Game.