World Events Line Up With at Least 32 Predictions Made in the Book:

2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect

 

The book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect went to press in late July 2009 and was released in September 2009.  Since being finished, many world events have been reported that align themselves with predictions the book contains. This report is a summary, plus later has some links to news items that confirm them. 

 

1.  2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect teaches that the U.S. dollar will ultimately be worthless with another currency (with European involvement) taking its place in the world (see Chapters 7-8 and Appendix B)—in process.

2.  2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect explains that the Vatican will continue to expand its ecumenical policies and compromise in order to ultimately lure most of the Protestants and Orthodox into unity with the Church of Rome (Chapter 3 & 10)—and it has taken steps to do so.
3. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect clearly warns that a major united European empire power will rise up (Chapter 5)—it officially has now started to.

4. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that U.S. President Obama will encourage the rise of a European power to the ultimate peril of the U.S.A. (Chapter 8)—he did.
5.  2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect teaches that a temporary peace deal involving the Middle East with seven-year confirmation from a European leader (cf. Daniel 9:26-27) must occur and then be broken (Chapters 5 & 8)—in process.

6. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect explains that, the world in general and the Europeans in particular, will find it useful to greatly increase gold reserves to restore confidence in paper currencies (Appendix B)—in process.
7. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that the Large Hadron Collider, which was not functional when the book came out, would likely develop technologies to be used militarily by the coming European power (p. 85)—in process.

8. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that the USA will continue to greatly increase its debt (Chapter 8)—it has.

9. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warned that, “Because of domestic economic concerns and international pressures, Barack Obama is shifting priorities away from defense spending…” This will help lead to the destruction of the United States, when the Europeans are ready and the U.S.A. is not” (Chapter 8, p. 147)—in process.

10. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that “for the daily sacrifices to stop, they will have had to start” (Appendix B, pp. 302-303)—a sacrificial altar is now ready in Israel.

11. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect explains that the leadership of the Orthodox Church will ultimately support a council to lure most Eastern Orthodox into unity with the Church of Rome, as will many Protestants (Chapter 10)—public statements prove this is getting closer.
12. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that there will likely be gaps in the U.S. G.P.S. system and this may require the U.S. military to rely on the upcoming European Galileo system (essentially an upgraded and European developed version of G.P.S) to meet that gap (Chapter 5, pp. 84-85)—fulfilled.

13. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that there may be civil unrest in Europe (Chapters 5 & 16)—fulfilled, but still in process.
14. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that there may be sorrows and “squatter rebellions” in the USA by the end of 2012 (pp. 127-128)—fulfilled, but still in process.
15. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that apparitions that some people will claim to be Mary of the Bible may be used as part of the ecumenical religion that will arise and call itself Catholic (Chapter 6, pp. 113-117)—in process.

16. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns (through quoting Habakkuk 2:7) that foreign creditors “will rise up” against the USA (Chapter 8, pp. 131-132, 148)—in process.

17. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that Barack Obama will cause people to err and not discourage, but instead encourage, biblical sin (Chapter 8, pp. 130,148)—fulfilled and in process.

18. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that Barack Obama will help enable the rise of a multi-national leader of an Islamic confederation that the Bible refers to as the King of the South (Chapter 8, p. 132)—fulfilled and in process.

19. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that China may end up with at least part of Australia (pp. 323, 367)—in process.

20. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warned that there will be “Odd weather patterns...and natural disasters... It is the beginning of sorrows” (Chapter 16, p. 240)—fulfilled and in process.

21. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that a multi-national Islamic confederation will form wanting an Imam or similar, consistent with biblical prophecies for the King of the South (see Chapter 8, pp. 131-134)—in process.
22. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that because some will partially rely on a Shi’ite prophecy that Iran has indicated points to Barack Obama, they should NOT rely on that “Imam Mahdi” and may do so to their peril  (see Chapter 8, pp. 132-135)—in process.
23. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns about the U.S.A. losing out technologically, because of spending cuts (pp. 86,147).  The U.S.A. is down to only one particle collider—and this is an interesting indicator.
24. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that during 2012 some would likely declare that a new age of peace is dawning (Chapter 17, pp. 253-254)—fulfilled by Barack Obama and others.
25. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that the world will not end in a flood on December 21, 2012 (this is mentioned in numerous places in the book)—this was completely correct.
26. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that Jesus would not return on December 21, 2012—this was completely correct.
27. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that the world will not be destroyed by a solar storm by December 21, 2012 this was completely correct.
28. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that the world will not be destroyed by high heat by December 21, 2012 this was completely correct.
29. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that the Great Tribulation could not start as early as December 21, 2012—this was completely correct.

30. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that some will interpret the lack of the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 as verification that an era of an age of peace (a so-called golden age) is beginning —and while this truly is not the biblical age of peace this—the book's prediction was completely correct.
31. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that related to December 21, 2012 some will scoff and denounce end of the world prophecies, even those in the Bible—this was completely correct.

32. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that the December 21, 2012 would not mark the end of civilization—this was completely correct.

 

The details shown in this report are based upon news events no later than December 22, 2012.  For many of these items, more recent news items have further confirmed them.

 

1.  2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect teaches that the U.S. dollar will ultimately be worthless with another currency (with European involvement and/or control) taking its place in the world (see Chapters 7-8 and Appendix B).


The Wall Street Journal reported that on September 7, 2009 a committee of the United Nations advised dropping the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency (Goldstein S. U.N. Panel Calls For Dollar Reserve Role To Be Eliminated.  Wall Street Journal Online, September 8, 2009.  http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090908-704507.html).  While there had been scattered discussions of this before, this was the first time such an important multi-national panel specifically called for the elimination of the role of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. 

 

“Gulf Arabs are planning—along with China, Russia, Japan and France—to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency… The current deadline for the currency transition is 2018” (Fisk R.  The demise of the dollar. The Independent, 6 October 2009  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-1798175.html; see also (Evans-Pritchard A. Gulf petro-powers to launch currency in latest threat to dollar hegemony.  Telegraph, December 16, 2009.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/6819136/Gulf-petro-powers-to-launch-currency-in-latest-threat-to-dollar-hegemony.html).

 

The United Nations made a stronger recommendation to drop the dollar as the primary basis of the world trade in June 2010 (Charbonneau L. Scrap dollar as sole reserve currency: U.N. report.  Reuters, June 29, 2010.  http://www.reuters .com/article/idUSTRE65S40620100629?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews).

In October 2010, Simon Derrick at Bank of New York Mellon said, “The euro is the only real alternative to the dollar as a reserve currency” (Graham P, Oliver C. Currency race that everyone is trying to lose.  Financial Times, October 12, 2010.  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9cd196e8-d62d-11df-81f0-00144feabdc0.html).  The French President declared that the world powers need to implement a new international monetary system (Mitchell A. UPDATE: Sarkozy Urges New Monetary System After China Talks. Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2010.  http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101105-715584.html).

In November 2010, Russia and China announced that they were dropping the use of the US dollar for bilateral trade (Qiang S and Xiaokun L.  China, Russia quit dollar.  China News, November 24, 2010.   http://www.chinadaily. com.cn/china/2010-11/24/content_11599087.htm).  Even the Washington Post is realizing, “The days of the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency are numbered” (Kaplan R.  A world with no one in charge.  Washington Post, December 5, 2010.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/03/AR2010120306537.html).  Forbes reported that “central banks around the world” are “dumping the greenback” as “The US dollar’s role as the world’s reserve currency has been called into question” (Central Banks Dump Treasuries As Dollar’s Reserve Currency Status Fades. Forbes, March 16, 2011. http://blogs.forbes.com/afontevecchia/2011/03/16/central-banks-dump-treasuries-as-dollars-reserve-currency-status-fades/). 

In May 2011, “Chuck Butler, president of EverBank World Markets and a 35-year currency analyst stated:  The U.S. dollar will lose its reserve currency status sometime between 2014 and 2020. There will be no trumpet; it will just happen” (Clark J.  If the Dollar Goes, What Happens to Your Portfolio?  Casey Research, June 21, 2011.  http://www.caseyresearch.com/editorial.php?page=articles/if-dollar-goes-what-happens-your-portfolio&ppref =CRX409ED0611D).  US policies seem to be leading to the end of the dollar (Powell SS. How US debt risks dollar doomsday.  New York Post, April 30, 2012. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/how_us_debt_risks _dollar_doomsday_j8dxHSYWUa22QpSN7ttOIL). 

Events are lining up for the U.S. dollar to be dropped.

2.  2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect explains that the Vatican will continue to expand its ecumenical policies and compromise in order to ultimately lure most of the Protestants and Orthodox into unity with the Church of Rome (Chapter 3 & 10).

 

On October 20, 2009, CNN reported that the Vatican announced that it would allow Anglicans (and American

Episcopalians) to become part of the Church of Rome without having to change much of their practices and rituals (Messia H. and Hanna J. Vatican welcomes Anglicans into Catholic Church.  CNN, October 20, 2009.  http://edition. cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/20/vatican.anglican.church/).  It amended its constitution to do so.

 

Yet, Pope Leo XIII declared in 1896, “ordinations carried out according to the Anglican rite have been, and are, absolutely null and utterly void” (Pope Leo XIII: On the Nullity of Anglican Orders, Apostolicae Curae, 1896. Modern History Sourcebook. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1896leo13-apost.html)—which means with the Vatican now accepting those baptized, etc. by Anglican priests as Roman Catholic—this shows that compromise has occurred.  On November 9, 2009, an Episcopal cleric explained how this would work and clearly stated that this allows for “the faculty to celebrate the Holy Eucharist and the other Sacraments ... according to the liturgical books proper to the Anglican tradition” (Franklin. B. Vatican's Apostolic Constitution explained.  Episcopal Life Online, November 9, 2009. http://www.episcopal-life.org/80050_116538_ENG_HTM.htm).  On April 27, 2010 it was reported that a top Vatican official admitted that changing the celibacy requirements for the priesthood was something it could look at (Donovan J. Vatican’s No. 2 Says Celibacy Not ‘Untouchable,’ TV3 Reports. Bloomberg - April 27, 2010.  http://www. businessweek.com/news/2010-04-27/vatican-s-no-2-says-celibacy-not-untouchable-tv3-reports.html).

 

On July 1, 2010, Kurt Koch was announced as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.  His announcement was praised by the Russian Orthodox (Russian Orthodox Church welcomes appointment of Cardinal Kasper’s successor.  Catholic Culture, July 6, 2010.  http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid =6861), Lutherans (ELCA Presiding Bishop Greets New Roman Catholic Christian Unity Leader.  World Faith News, July 6, 2010.  http://www.wfn.org/2010/07/msg00107.html), and the World Council of Churches (Ecumenical welcome for Vatican's new unity chief.  Ekklesia, July 1, 2010. http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/12523).   Kurt Koch was elevated to the rank of cardinal on October 20, 2010 (Simpson VL.  Pope names 24 new cardinals. Associated Press, October 20, 2010.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39755433/ns/world_news-europe/).  On December 9, 2010, Zenit reported that Kurt Koch said he was elevated to Cardinal because of the Pope’s commitment to ecumenism (Cardinal Koch Affirms Pontiff's Interest in Ecumenism. Zenit, December 9, 2010. http://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=zenit&id=31197 ).  Kurt Koch met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on March 17, 2011 (Vatican’s Ecumenism Leader Meets With Russian Patriarch.  Zenit, March 17, 2011.  http://www.zenit.org/article-32048?l=english).

 

In Germany, the Pope and Lutheran leaders met and declared interest in ecumenical unity (Thavis J.  In land of Martin Luther, pope prays for Christian unity.  Catholic News Service, September 23, 2011. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/ stories/cns/1103775.htm).  Much more ecumenical effort and compromise is expected and has happened (and with signs and lying wonders also expected).

3. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect clearly warns that a major united European power will rise up (Chapter 5).

 

Although the Irish people had voted against the Lisbon Treaty in June 2008, in October 2009 20% more changed their mind and voted in favor of it (McDonald H.  Ireland votes yes to Lisbon treaty. The Guardian, October 3, 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/03/ireland-votes-yes-lisbon-treaty ).  This caused the Polish president, another who had opposed it, to sign as well—he had been holding off signing it for 557 days after it had passed in Poland’s parliament (Rettman A. Poland ratifies Lisbon Treaty as Czech cloud hangs overhead.  EU Observer, October 10, 2010.  http://euobserver.com/9/28809).

 

The Washington Post reported that on November 3, 2009, Czech President Vaclav Klaus was the last leader from 27 European nations to sign the Lisbon Treaty.  President Klaus, who was opposed to signing it, after doing so stated that this would eliminate the sovereignty of the Czech Republic as the Treaty forms a European supranational state (Janicek H.  Czech leader gives in, signs new E.U. charter.  Washington Post, Associated Press.  November 4, 2009. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/03/AR2009110303497.html).

 

The European nations became part of the new empire called for the European Union on December 1, 2009 with Herman Von Rompuy as its “first permanent president” (EU Constitution Comes into Force.  Voice of America,  December 1, 2009. http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/europe/EU-Constitution-78224062-01DEC09-.html).  

 

But many in America did not notice it as the Wall Street Journal stated, “Like a tree falling in a forest with nobody around, the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty made barely a sound on Tuesday.  And that was in Brussels.” [December 1, 2009] (Fidler S. EU Treaty Could Ease U.S. Effort on Mission.  Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2009. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125988042088875605.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond).  Yet the same article indicated that this empire will develop much more power over time.  And it will.

 

Greece learned in early 2010 that it lost much of its economic sovereignty because of Article 126.9 of the Lisbon Treaty (Evans-Pritchard, A.  Greece loses EU voting power in blow to sovereignty.  Telegraph, February 16, 2010. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/7252288/Greece-loses-EU-voting-power-in- blow-to-sovereignty.html). 

 

On November 10, 2010, EU President Herman van Rompuy declared that in Europe the "time of the homogeneous nation state is over" (Johnson D. The end of Britain as a nation state? Not on your life, Mr Van Rompuy.  Daily Mail, November 11, 2010. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1328579/Herman-Van-Rompuy-The-end-Britain-nation-state.html).  Full political union is expected in the next decade by many leaders (Willis A.  Germany predicts EU 'political union' in 10 years.  EU Observer, December 13, 2010.  http://euobserver.com/9/31485) and some want it much  sooner (Czuczka T. Parker B.  Merkel Risks EU Clash Over Political Union Push.  Blommberg, November 14, 2011.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-14/merkel-risks-eu-clash-over-political-union-push-to-end-europe-debt-crisis.html).  It has been reported that the “EU is an empire” (Baudet T.  The EU is an empire, and empires mean war. NRC Handelsblad, Press Europ, July 9, 2012.  http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/article/2300601-eu-empire-and-empires-mean-war).

 

A European empire is being formed, national sovereignty is being lost, and those who remain in the European empire (Britain, for example, may leave) will later turn all power over to this empire (Revelation 17:12-13).


4. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that U.S. President Obama will encourage the rise of a European power to the ultimate peril of the U.S.A. (Chapter 8).

 

On October 15, 2009 it was reported that Czech President Vaclav Klaus was the lone EU leader still opposed to the Lisbon Treaty (Waterfield B. Czech President Vaclav Klaus 'to continue' lone resistance to Lisbon Treaty.  Telegraph, October 15, 2009.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/czechrepublic/6329690/Czech-President- Vaclav-Klaus-to-continue-lone-resistance-to-Lisbon-Treaty.html).  The Obama administration worked to get the Lisbon Treaty approved as President Obama “wants a strong and united Europe” (Source: Baldwin T, Reid T., Coates S. Obama Administration worried about Cameron effect in Europe.  The Times, October 21, 2009. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/ tol/news/politics/article6883075.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093).  On October 23, 2009, US Vice President Joseph Biden visited the Czech Republic and gave it security reassurances (U.S. foreign policy aware of threats - Havel after meeting Biden.  CTK, October 23, 2009. http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/u-s-foreign-policy-aware-of-threats -havel-after-meeting-biden/404375).  This could have possibly had some limited influence on some of the Czech leadership, as the Lisbon Treaty was signed two weeks after that visit.  On November 3, 2009, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that USA President Barack Obama publicly expressed his support for the Czech President’s signing of the Lisbon Treaty and for now having a  'strengthened' EU (Obama welcomes 'strengthened' EU. AFP, November 3, 2009. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJ8
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).

 

The New York Times reported that on May 10, 2010, President Obama called German Chancellor Merkel and told her that Europe needed an overwhelming financial rescue for the sake of its unity, and she apparently heeded that suggestion. (Erlanger S, Benhold K, Sanger D. Debt Aid Package for Europe Took Nudge From Washington. The New York Times, May 10, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/11/business/global/11reconstruct.html). 

 

In December 2010, it was announced USA made “an extra commitment of money” to support the EU and it was also reported that the “United States, has committed 250 billion euros to the EFSF” (European Financial Stability Facility) to support the euro and economic structure of the European Union (US Ready to Back Bigger EU Stability Fund: Official.  Reuters, December 1, 2010.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/12/01/eu-us-efsf-idUSLDE6B023Z20101201).  "US believes it’s time Germany stepped up and started acting like a regional and even a global leader" and Barack Obama publicly stated, "The world today does not fear a strong Germany"  (DJW.  Media roundup: Barack gives Angie a push.  The Local, June 8, 2011 http://www.thelocal.de/opinion/20110608-35537.html).

 

In 2012, US Defense Secretary Panetta made public calls for the Europeans to increase their military strength and spending (Carmichael L. Europe Needs To Invest In Defense, Too: U.S..  Defense News, February 4, 2012. http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120204/DEFREG02/302040001/Europe-Needs-Invest-Defense-Too-U-S-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p).  This is very dangerous.

 

The Obama Administration is clearly supporting the rise of the European power.  Even if it does nothing more, it has fulfilled this prediction in 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect.

 

5.  2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect teaches that a temporary peace deal involving the Middle East with seven-year confirmation from a European leader (cf. Daniel 9:26-27) must come/occur and then be broken (Chapters 5 & 8).

 

The EU foreign ministers insisted on parts of a future European Middle East peace plan on December 8, 2009

(Schaeder B., Corder M. EU: Jerusalem Should Be Joint Capital. New York Times,  December 8, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/12/08/world/AP-EU-EU-Mideast.html).

 

Israel News reported on October 11, 2010 that Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos asserted that European participation in the Middle East peace process was vital (Cadares R.  Spanish FM: Europe has vital role in Middle East.  Israel News, October 11, 2010.  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3967643,00.html).  Jordan called for European participation the same day, thus the Europeans are now expected to be part of a Middle East peace deal (Habib R.  Jordan backs Europe role in Mideast after Israel snub.  AFP.  October 11, 2010. http://www.google.com/hostednews
/afp/article/ALeqM5jIdlxuA_nEOehq0EdrFfn3FMvZlQ?docId=CNG.ca5885cbc217ad8dfe9576713d2a47c7.491
).

 

On January 23, 2011, Reuters reported that a temporary peace deal was being proposed by the Israelis (Israel's Lieberman charts interim peace deal- report.  Reuters, January 23, 2011.  http://ca.reuters.com/ article/topNews/idCATRE70M0EM20110123).  The idea of a timed (like seven year) peace deal is in the works.

 

A poll found that 81% of Israelis wish to have their nation as part of the European Union (Survey shows vast majority of Israelis support Israel joining the European Union. EJP, July 15, 2011. http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/eastern _europe/52080), this suggests that they may willing to support a European brokered peace deal. 

 

Interestingly, “Europe is emerging as the key diplomatic actor” in a Middle East peace deal (Landler M.  As U.S. Steps Back, Europe Takes Bigger Role in Mideast Peace Push.  New York Times, July 20, 2011. http://www.nytimes. com/2011/07/21/world/middleeast/21mideast.html?_r=1).  And Europe is still working on this (Mohammed A.  Middle East mediators seek to revive peace talks.  Reuters, April 14, 2012.  http://www.euronews.com/newswires/1479158-middle-east-mediators-seek-to-revive-peace-talks/).

The biblically-based prediction in 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect is in the process of coming to pass. 

6. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect explains that soon, the world in general and the Europeans in particular, will find it useful to greatly increase gold reserves to restore confidence in paper currencies (Appendix B).

 

After India bought 200 metric tons of gold bullion from the IMF, financial traders and others reported that gold is now being considered to be part of the world's reserve currency (India, China and Gold.  Seeking Alpha, November 5, 2009.  http://seekingalpha.com/article/171537-india-china-and-gold; Krishnan R. There’s a long-term case for non-dollar assets.  Live Mint, November 6, 2009.  http://www.livemint.com/2009/11/06224817/There8217s-a-longterm-case.html).

 

According to a November 14, 2009 story at the Center for Research on Globalization, it appears that a new currency with gold backing may be what will replace the U.S. dollar.  Specifically the story states that “the new currency will have gold backing (Chapman B. A financial system which has almost exclusively benefited the wealthy.  CGR, November 14, 2009.  http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=16048). 

 

Gold hit several price records since the book came out and the Wall Street Journal says that gold records are being set as gold is seen as a hedge against the diminishing value of the US dollar (Whitaker M.  PRECIOUS METALS: Gold Breaches $1370, Seen As Currency Hedge.  Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2010.  http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101013-711124.html).  In 2011, Forbes reported, “that gold is on the way to being seen as a currency as well as a safe haven against the decline in the value of the dollar  (Lenzner R.  JP Morgan Accepts Gold As Collateral For Stock Purchases.  Forbes, Feb. 8 2011.  http://blogs.forbes.com/robertlenzner/2011/02/08/jp-morgan-accepts-gold-as-collateral-for-stock-purchases/ ).

Central banks and private investors are increasingly turning to gold as an alternative store of value as paper currencies continue to fall.” (Cui C.  World Is Bitten by the Gold Bug.  Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2011 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704889404576277361924031364.html?mod=googlenews_wsj).  Many in Germany have stated that they want national gold reserves pledged to back EuroBonds (Europe’s debtors must pawn their gold for Eurobond Redemption.  Telegraph, May 29, 2012).  In late 2012, the President of Turkey called for the IMF to drop the dollar and switch to gold (Yalçın Z. ERDOĞAN SUGGESTS SHIFT FROM DOLLAR TO GOLD.  Sabah, November 10, 2012.  http://english.sabah.com.tr/economy/2012/11/10/erdogan-suggests-shift-from-dollar-to-gold).

The last two items confirm part of what is written on page 333 of 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect.

 

7. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that the Large Hadron Collider, which was not even functional when the book came out, would likely develop technologies to be used militarily by the coming European power (p. 85).

 

On November 22, 2009, it was reported by the BBC that the Large Hadron Collider became functional and was providing useful technology for the Europeans (Rincon P. Large Hadron Collider progress delights researchers.  BBC, November 22, 2009.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8372737.stm).

 

On November 30, 2009, the Large Hadron Collider set a new world record, “the $8-billion collider located on the Franco-Swiss border successfully accelerated the machine's twin beams of protons to 1.18 trillion electron volts Monday. That surpasses the previous collider record of 0.98 trillion electron volts, set in 2001 by America's Tevatron collider, located at Fermilab outside Chicago…The collider isn't even at full power yet.”  (Johnson J.  Large Hadron Collider roars to life.  Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2009. http://www.latimes.  com/news/nation-and -world/la-sci-hadron1-2009dec01,0,7338976.story).  The New York Times reported that with its November and December  2009 results that its “spinoffs will invigorate the careers and labs in Europe, not the United States (Overbye D. Collider Sets Record, and Europe Takes U.S.’s Lead.  New York Times, December 9, 2009.  http://www. nytimes.com/2009/12/10/science/10collide.html).

 

It has attained success with antimatter that had long been considered to be “impossible” (Major new breakthrough for CERN scientists.  Euronews, 27 November 2010.  (http://www.euronews.net/2010/11/27/major-new-breakthrough- for-cern-scientists/) and has made monumental progress since (Murphy D.  CERN Scientists Trap Antimatter for Almost 17 Minutes.  PC Magazine, June 5, 2011 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386429,00.asp).  It even have  discovered the Higgs boson which “would have to be considered one of the greatest physics feats of the last half century” (Trafton A. Unexpected data from the Large Hadron Collider suggest the collisions may be producing a new type of matter.  Phys.org, November 27, 2012.  http://phys.org/news/2012-11-unexpected-large-hadron-collider-collisions.html).  Europe’s technology is advancing.

 

And even though it will run into technical problems sometimes, it is highly likely that the Large Hadron Collider will spin off significant military technology as 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect suggests.

 

8. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that the USA will continue to greatly increase its debt (Chapter 8).

 

The USA national debt clock registered 9.2 trillion dollars in April 2008, was 11 trillion in July 2009.

 

On February 12, 2010, President Obama signed a bill raising the USA debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion (Obama signs law lifting debt ceiling. AFP, February 12, 2010. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gaXeUkifD BLCpg5SyHD0hgxn1EPw).

 

Because of problems like the Gulf Oil spill, in late May 2010 the USA decided to postpone certain oil exploratory projects (Achenbach J, Fahrenthold DA, Branigin W. Obama heads to Gulf Coast a second time as oil spills’ impact grows.  Washington Post.  May 28, 2010.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/28/ AR2010052801495.html), and this will result in less USA jobs and more USA debt.  A 20 trillion dollar debt is now expected (Hansen VD.  America's humiliating debt.  The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 14, 2010. http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20101014_America_s_humiliating_debt.html).

 

“Quantitative easing” is a more subtle way of increasing US debt.  And a “possible downside of quantitative easing is the risk of hyperinflation” (Fed Opts for Quantitative Easing, Bonds Purchases.  My Bank Tracker, November 3, 2010. http://www.mybanktracker.com/bank-news/2010/11/03/fed-quantitative-easing-decision/).  On January 13, 2012,  Barack Obama formally asked Congress for another $1.2 trillion in debt (Obama: US needs to borrow further $1.2 trillion.  Independent Online, January 13, 2012.  http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/obama-us-needs-to-borrow-further-1-2-trillion-1.1212323).  U.S. debt was $16,336,217,360,826.47 as of December 22, 2012 according to the US Treasury (http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/search?startMonth=12&startDay=22&startYear=2012&end
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U.S. debt is greatly increasing as the book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect predicted.

 

9. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warned that, “Because of domestic economic concerns and international pressures, Barack Obama is shifting priorities away from defense spending… This will help lead to the destruction of the United States, when the Europeans are ready and the U.S.A. is not” (Chapter 8, p. 147).

 

On April 8, 2010, President Obama signed a nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia which will reduce the total  nuclear weapons of the USA by about a third ( (Loven J.  Obama In Prague: Russia Nuclear Arms Deal Signed With Medvedev.  The Huffington Post, April 8, 2010.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/08/obama-prague- russia-nuclear-arms-deal-medvedev_n_529726.html).  The treaty was partially based on apparently flawed and overly optimistic assessment of the USA’s missile intercept abilities (Broad W, Sanger D. Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program.  New York Time, May 17, 2010.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/world/18missile.html?hp). 

 

Interestingly, the USA’s major military partner, the United Kingdom, has also seriously cut its defense spending (LaFranci H. Big British defense cuts weaken Pentagon's top military partner.  Christian Science Monitor, October 20, 2010. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2010/1020/Big-British-defense-cuts-weaken-Pentagon-s-top-military-partner).

 

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff declared that certain “automatic” defense cuts would “break” the U.S. military, while the Defense Secretary stated they would be “catastrophic” (Munoz C.  Chairman of Joint Chiefs Says Doomsday Cut Would 'Break' Military.  AOL News, September 23, 2011.  http://defense.aol.com/2011/09/22/chairman-of-joint-chiefs-says-doomsday-cut-would-break-militar/).   Barack Obama has proposed cutting the U.S. nuclear arsenal to none (Obama for 'world without nuclear weapons'.  Al Jazeera, March 26, 2012. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/201232621827972261.html); the closer to zero it is, the less the U.S.A. is ahead of all nations on earth, other than Russia.  Having less military power means that other powers (like Europe) gain strength relative to the USA. 

 

10. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that “for the daily sacrifices to stop, they will have had to start” (Appendix B, pp. 302-303).

 

And for the daily sacrifices to start, while a temple is not biblically required for that (Ezra 3:6), a sacrificial altar is (Ezra 3:2-3).  December 25, 2009, it was reported that the Temple Institute announced that it finished building a sacrificial altar (Ronen G. Model Altar of Unhewn Stones Completed at Temple Institute.  Israeli National News, December 25, 2009. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/135199).

 

Late on February 19, 2011, Dr. Thiel received an email from Boruch Fishman stating that he had “received permission from Rav Ariel, Director of the Temple Institute, to request permission from the Jerusalem Police to bring the Pesach offering this year” (http://www.cogwriter.com/news/prophecy/boruch-fishman-temple-institute-sacrifice-in-jerusalem-in-april-2011/).  And while official permission was not granted, this shows that Jews are serious about resuming sacrifices and that they realize that they do not need to wait for a temple to do so.  But on June 1, 2011, for the first time since the Jews took over the Temple Mount, Jewish priests were permitted to come there and provide a “priestly blessing” (Fendel H. First Time: Temple Mount Priestly Blessing on Jerusalem Day.  Israel National News, June 2, 2011  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/144701)—this is an important step as Jewish priests will need to go to that region to perform sacrifices.

 

11. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect explains that the leadership of the Orthodox Church will ultimately support a council to lure most Eastern Orthodox into unity with the Church of Rome, as will many Protestants (Chapter 10).

 

“Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople’s newest encyclical encourages dialogue between the Orthodox Church and other Christian churches and laments those who are ‘unacceptably fanatical’ in challenging such dialogue” (Patriarch of Constantinople’s new encyclical defends Catholic-Orthodox dialogue.  CAN, February 20, 2010.  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/patriarch_of_constantinoples_new_encyclical_defends_catholic -orthodox_dialogue/).

 

Although just a few days prior to his elevation to become the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox, Bishop Kirill opposed ecumenical discussions with Rome (Likely Moscow patriarch stresses differences with Catholic belief.  CAN, January 23, 2009.  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/likely_moscow_patriarch_stresses_differences_with_catholic_ belief/), even he has changed on that since 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect was released (Cooper R.  Russian Orthodox and Catholic church may end 950-year rift.  Telegraph, November 13, 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6553583/Russian-Orthodox-and-Catholic-church-may-end-950-year-rift.html). 

 

“Benedict XVI says that dialogue between Catholics and Orthodox is at a “crucial point” and invited heartfelt prayer to the Holy Spirit for progress to continue.  The Pope said this today when he addressed members of a delegation from Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I” (Pope Praises Orthodox Commitment to Unity.  Zenit, June 28, 2010. http://www.zenit.org/article-29736?l=english).

Orthodox leaders are becoming more and more supportive of the idea of unity/councils with Rome.   On the Protestant side, even the president of the Lutheran World Federation, Bishop Munib Younan has tried to get into closer unity with Rome (Ecumenical News International.  Lutheran leader seeks agreement on Communion with the Pope. Ekklesia, December 21, 2010. http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/13813).

12. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that there will likely be gaps in the U.S. G.P.S. system and this may require the U.S. military to rely on the upcoming European Galileo system (essentially an upgraded and European developed version of G.P.S) to meet that gap (Chapter 5, pp. 84-85).

The U.S. Air Force disputed the idea of gaps in military satellite communications (Air Force Official Disputes GAO Report on Projected GPS Failure.  Satellite Today, May 26, 2009. http://www.viasatellite.com/military/headlines/ Air-Force-Official-Disputes-GAO-Report-on-Projected-GPS-Failure_31100.html), when that portion of the book was written. 

 

But, on November 10, 2009, Aviation Week reported that the leader of U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, “says so few satellites are in queue now for launch for critical missions–such as weather observation satcom or ballistic missile warning–that there is a risk of service gaps that could impede the military’s ability to do its job” (Butler A.  U.S. Satellite Coverage Gaps Loom.  Aviation Week,  November 10, 2009.  http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/ generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/RISK111009.xml&headline=U.S.%20Satellite%20Coverage%20Gaps%20Loom).

 

Furthermore, because of concerns about China, Reuters reported on February 4, 2010, “The U.S. Defense Department is linking its Global Positioning System with Europe’s Galileo, another space-based global navigation satellite system. GPS will feature a new military signal called M-code to boost anti-jamming, facilitate secure access and increase the local signal strength.” (Wolf J. US, wary of China, mulls satellite substitutes.  Reuters, February 4, 2010. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0411054720100205).  This linking will essentially guarantee that the USA will have a portion of their military response ability controlled by the Europeans.  Galileo initially had critics as there were “early objections from the Americans who thought a rival system to GPS might be used to attack its armed forces” (Amos J. EU awards Galileo satellite-navigation contracts.  BBC, Jan 7, 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi /science/nature/8442090.stm). 

 

The “brain” of the Galileo satellite system was shipped to Rome on April 26, 2010 (First EU Navigation Satellite Payload Shipped.  Red Orbit, 26 April 2010. http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1855166/first_eu_navigation_satellite_payload_shipped/ ).

 

The Wall Street Journal reported on June 28, 2010 that the Obama Administration hopes to persuade the American people that having to rely on Europe’s Galileo “to augment” for part of our GPS needs is in the interest of global cooperation (Pasztor A.  New Space Calls for Global Cooperation.  Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2010 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704212804575332420948502224.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLTopStories).  This became official on July 30, 2010 (U.S. and the EU to collaborate on usage of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.  BNO News, July 31, 2010. http://wireupdate.com/local/u-s-and-the-eu-to-collaborate-on-usage-of-global-navigation-satellite-systems/).

 

The USA has even agreed to let Germany in on a new secret spy satellite program (US and Germany in joint spy satellite project: cable. AFP - Jan 3, 2011. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.63ce099f0759b32debc0c53d5ee39e68. 4a1&show_article=1).  Galileo satellites are expected to be launched in 2011 (European Space Agency predicts European space revolution.  Defence Web, January 18, 2011.  http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_ content&view=article&id=13081:european-space-agency-predicts-european-space-revolution&catid=35 :Aerospace&Itemid=107 ).

 

The problems with GPS combined with Galileo, revealing spy satellite technology, and the fact that the first non-American, French General  Stéphane Abrial became the “Commander of the Allied Command Transformation” of NATO in Europe in September, 2009 (French General Takes Over Key NATO Command In U.S.  RTT News, September 10, 2009.http://www.rttnews.com/ArticleView. aspx?Id=1062869; http://www.nato.int/cps/ en/natolive/topics_50114.htm) means that the Europeans will have much more control over the military of the USA than most have imagined.

 

With the USA now officially agreeing to rely on the European Galileo system for part of its military needs, another prediction in 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect has already come to pass.

 

13. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that there may be civil unrest in Europe (Chapters 5 & 16).

 

USA Today reported on what have been called "anti-austerity protests" that swept across Europe in late September 2010

(Anti-austerity protests sweep across Europe.  USA Today, September 30, 2010. http://www.usatoday.com/money/world /2010-09-29-europe-austerity-protests_N.htm). 

 

Civil unrest and violent protests in France in October 2010 led to hundreds being arrested (France crippled by continuing strikes as protests against pension reforms turn violent.  Daily Mail, October 19, 2010. http://news1.capitalbay.com/ news/france_crippled_by_continuing_strikes.html).  "Bombs were sent to a number of embassies in the Greek capital Athens on" November 2, 2010 by Greek protestors (Heinrich M, Apps P. Instant View: Bomb incidents in Greece. Reuters, November 2, 2010. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A12ND20101102).  In 2012, Romania began to experience violent civil unrest and riots (AP. Violent austerity protests rage in Romania.  USA Today, January 16, 2012. http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-01-16/romania-violent-protests/52598336/1).  45,000 protested and burnt parts of Greek cities (Gribben R, Armitstead M. Greece passes crucial bailout vote as country burns.  The Telegraph, February 13, 2012. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9078221/Greece-passes-crucial-bailout-vote-as-country-burns.html).

 

Yet, these are just preliminary forms of civil unrest as more major civil unrest in Europe likely to result in the rise of the prophesied Great Monarch/King of the North. 

 

14. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that there may be sorrows and “squatter rebellions” in the USA by the end 2012 (pp. 127-128).

 

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which began in 2011, and was reinvigorated in 2012, is fulfilling some of that (Lavin T. Can Occupy Wall Street Replace the Labor Movement?  Bloomberg, May 1, 2012.  http://www. bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-01/can-occupy-wall-street-replace-the-labor-movement-.html).

 

15. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that apparitions that some people will claim to be Mary of the Bible may be used as part of the ecumenical religion that will arise and call itself Catholic (Chapter 6, pp. 113-117).

 

In June 2000, Cardinal Ratzinger declared concerning the “third secret of Fatima” that “No great mystery is revealed; nor is the future unveiled” (Ratzinger J, Cardinal. Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Message of Fatima: Theological Commentary.  http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_ cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html viewed 12/22/10).  Yet, he changed that position in May 2011 (Vatican Radio, May 13, 2010. http://www.oecumene.radiovaticana.org/en1/Articolo.asp?c=392469 ).  This change has continued and also has been noted by others (Special Report on Conference in Rome.  Fatima Center Newsletter, May 31, 2011).  Because of the Pope’s change on Fatima, this demonstrates that the stage is being set for people to accept more from “Marian apparitions”—and this is consistent with what needs to happen for “Marian apparitions” to move outside of fringe Catholicism and set the stage for the ecumenical “Catholicism” that the book warns will emerge.

 

16. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns (through quoting Habakkuk 2:7) that foreign creditors “will rise up suddenly” against the USA (Chapter 8, pp. 131-132, 148).

 

Der Spiegel reported, "Americans have lived beyond their means for decades...Everything was paid for with borrowed money" (A Superpower in Decline: Is the American Dream Over? Der Spiegel, November 1, 2010. http://www .spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,726447,00.html).

 

On November 9, 2010, a major Chinese rating service dropped the credit rating of the bonds of the U.S. Treasury (Fellman J, Xie Y.  China’s Dagong Cuts U.S. Credit Rating to A+ on Fed’s Quantitative Easing Bloomberg, November 9, 2010. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-09/china-s-dagong-downgrades-u-s-to-a-on-quantitative-easing-xinhua-says.html). 

 

At some point, foreign holders will refuse to accept greater amounts of U.S. debt or the dollar as reserve currency,” Mr. Hummel said in a note to investors (Cui C.  World Is Bitten by the Gold Bug.  Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2011 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704889404576277361924031364.html?mod=googlenews_wsj).  Asian nations are holding meetings to try to figure out what to do with their dollar reserves (Adam S. Asia Seeks to Diversify Record Reserves as U.S. Dollar Declines.  Bloomberg, May 2, 2011.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-02/asia-seeks-to-diversify-record-reserves-as-u-s-dollar-declines.html).  A June 22, 2011 report issued by the US Congressional Budget Office warned of a possible “sudden fiscal crisis” with foreigners reacting to US debt practices (Taylor A.  CBO: Debt Crisis Looms Absent Major Policy Changes.   Associated Press, June 24, 2011. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=13907953).  On August 5, 2011, Standard & Poors downgraded the credit worthiness of the US government (Arnall D.  S&P Drops US Credit Rating to AA+.  ABC, August 5, 2011.  http://abcnews.go.com/Business/sp-drops-us-credit-rating-aa-easy-understand/story?id=14244259).

 

CNBC reported that Guan Jianzhong, chairman of Dagong Global Credit Rating, said that the US dollar is being “discarded by the world,” and the “process will be irreversible” (Wong ES. Dollar to Be 'Discarded' by World: China Rating Agency.  CNBC, August 7, 2011.  http://www.cnbc.com/id/44050325).  The head of the IMF warned that the USA is on a “fiscal cliff” (Cooper R.  IMF chief Lagarde highlights perils of US fiscal cliff.  The Telegraph, September 9, 2012 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9532222/IMF-chief-Lagarde-highlights-perils-of-US-fiscal-cliff.html).

 

And while foreign creditors have not fulfilled the entire prediction in Habakkuk 2 yet, they have taken steps that indicate that they will fulfill it, and this will not be good for the United States.

 

17. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that Barack Obama will cause people to err and not discourage, but instead encourage, biblical sin (Chapter 8, pp. 130,148).

 

On February 18, 2011, the Obama Administration issued a ruling that pharmacists must supply abortive medication even if they have religious or other objections to doing so (Rovner J. New Contraception Rules Spark 'Conscience Clause' Debate. NPR, February 18, 2011.  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/02/18/133877729/new-rules-on-contraception-spark-conscience-clause-debate).

 

Also, in 2011, Barack Obama publicly turned against the Defense of Marriage Act (Richey W. Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA.  Christian Science Monitor, July 19, 2011.  http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics /2011/0719/Obama-in-stand-for-gay-rights-calls-for-repeal-of-DOMA).  Furthermore, at the United Nations he publicly advocated policies against biblical morality (Munro N.  Obama delivers campaign stump speech at the UN. Daily Caller, September 21, 2011. http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/21/obama-delivers-campaign-stump-speech-at-the-un/).

 

18. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that Barack Obama will help enable the rise of a multi-national leader of an Islamic confederation, like an Imam, that the Bible refers to as the King of the South (Chapter 8, p. 132).

 

Many believed that how Barack Obama has handled the matter in Egypt will lead to unrest in the area and perhaps lead to some religious leaders arising in the Middle East/North Africa (Region incredulous at speed with which U.S. betrayed Mubarak.  World Tribune, February 2, 2011. http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2011/me_israel 0093_02_02.asp; Worth RF.  Unrest Encircles Saudis, Stoking Sense of Unease.  New York Times, February 19, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/world/middleeast/20saudi.html?partner=rss&emc=rss).   Barack Obama’s involvement in Libya is also changing matters there (Taylor A. Obama Orders Air Strike On Qhadafi’s Forces.  U.S. Election News, March 20, 2011.  http://uselectionnews.org/obama-orders-air-strike-on-qhadafis-forces/852317/).  VOA even now subtitles many of its 2011 articles “Middle East in Transition” because events are changing there (cf. Middle East in Transition…Yemen…  VOA, April 5, 2011 http://www.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/in-transition/ Yemen-Police-Fire-on-Protesters-Across-Country-119241169.html ).  Even his announcement that he ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden will likely contribute to this as it has upset various ones in the Middle East (Solomon E. Islamists vow bin Laden death will not mute Jihad call.  Reuters, May 2, 2011.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/02/ us-binladen-militants-idUSTRE74147320110502).   The Obama Administration has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood in Middle Eastern nations (Picket L.  US recognized Libyan government working with Muslim Brotherhood? Washington Times, August 22, 2011. http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/aug/22/ picket-us-recognized-libyan-government-working-mus/; U.S. favors Muslim Brotherhood over pro-democracy Syrian opposition.  World Tribune, August 17, 2011.  http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2011/me_syria1033 _08_17.asp).

 

While many hoped that the “Arab Spring” was going to bring about a rise of secular governments in the Arab World, the reality is that many groups with the goal of an Islamic caliphate have been gaining ground (Stephens B.  Why the Islamists are Winning.  Wall Street Journal.  November 1, 2011, p. A15.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204394804577009622077664372.html).  The goal of many Muslim groups is a multi-national Muslim empire called a caliphate like the Islamic confederation that 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect predicted. 

 

While the final top Muslim leader is not yet in place, events and President Obama’s actions appear to be aligning with this prediction.

 

19. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that China may end up with at least part of Australia (pp. 323, 367).

                                                                                                                                                                

On November 10, 2011, the author of 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect posted that the decision by Australia to

accept US Marines in northern Australia may be used as part of justification for China to eventually to attack the land of Australia and perhaps end up with it (Thiel B.  Obama Putting ‘Permanent’ Troops in Australia Because of China, But…November 10, 2011. http://www.cogwriter.com/news/?s=marines).  On November 18, 2011, it was reported that a Chinese-state newspaper claimed that Australia was putting itself in the “cross-fire” and hinted that China might now feel compelled to attack Australia (Calmes J. Obama Addresses Troops at Final Stop in Australia.  New York Times, November 17, 2011.  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/world/asia/obama-addresses-troops-at-final-stop-in-australia.html?_r=1).  In 2012, China provided more information suggesting that it might take action against Australia because of US troops there (Kwong R.  China Doesn’t Think The US Is That Awesome.  Forbes, April 4, 2102.  http://www.forbes.com/sites/raykwong/2012/04/04/china-doesnt-think-the-u-s-is-that-awesome/)

 

So, while the actual taking over of Australian lands by China has not yet happened, events aligning with that possibility are happening.

 

20. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warned that there will be “Odd weather patterns...and natural disasters... It is the beginning of sorrows” (Chapter 16, p. 240).

 

The Natural Resources Defense Council reported that “every state experienced an extreme weather event in 2011…The NRDC says nearly 3,000 weather records were broken in the U.S. up to the end of October, 2011” (The map showing how America has been plagued by record-breaking extreme weather in 2011.  Daily Mail, December 12, 2011. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072925/The-map-showing-America-plagued-record-breaking-extreme-weather-2011.html#ixzz1gKb7pUGi).  Record droughts in the USA and excessive rains in Japan and Asia were reported in the Summer of 2012. “July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded in U.S.” (New York Times, August 8, 2010, http:// www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/science/earth/july-was-hottest-month-ever-recorded-in-us.html?_r=1 ).

 

While there have always been weather problems and national disasters, the fact of a record amount of them in the USA in 2011 is consistent with the prediction in 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect.

 

21. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that a multi-national Islamic confederation will form wanting an Imam or similar, consistent with biblical prophecies for the King of the South (see Chapter 8, pp. 131-134).

 

A few weeks after the Tunisia's election in October 2011, Hamadi Jebeli, secretary-general of Ennahda, an Islamist party with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, claimed: “My brothers, you are at a historic moment in a new cycle of civilisation, God willing. We are in sixth caliphate, God willing” (Mitchell J. Tunisia's Islamists hail arrival of the 'sixth caliphate'.  The Telegraph.  November 16, 2011.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean /tunisia/8894858/Tunisias-Islamists-hail-arrival-of-the-sixth-caliphate.html).

 

In November/December 2011, two Islamist parties (with more votes for the Muslim Brotherhood) gained political power in Egypt, and there were also similar gains in Morocco earlier in 2011 (Fadel MF.  Islamists fare well in first round of Egypt's elections.  CNN, December 3, 2011. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/03/world/africa/egypt-elections/).

 

The Muslim Brotherhood was hoping that its candidate (Dr. Morsi) for Egypt’s presidency will form a “United States of Arabs” caliphate (Holt M. Egyptian Cleric Claims Muslim Brotherhood Presidential Candidate Will Make Jerusalem ‘The Capital of the Caliphate.’ The Blaze, May 7, 2012.  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/egyptian-cleric-claims-muslim-brotherhood-presidential-candidate-will-make-jerusalem-the-capital-of-the-caliphate/).   And Dr. Morsi won the election (Seeb SE.  Islamist leader declared president of Egypt. Associated Press, June 24, 2012. http://www.sfgate.com/ news/article/Islamist-Morsi-named-Egypt-s-presidential-3658666.php).

 

The goal of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood was to make a multi-national Islamic confederation led by an Imam.  When 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect was being written, the existence of the Muslim Brotherhood and similar groups were illegal in Egypt.  So, while the final confederation has not yet formed, pieces of it are starting to fall into place.

 

22. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that because some will partially rely on a Shi’ite prophecy that Iran has indicated points to Barack Obama, they should NOT rely on that “Imam Mahdi” and may do so to their peril  (see Chapter 8, pp. 132-135).

 

Both the President of Iran (Davari M. US, Israel will soon exit Middle East: Ahmadinejad. AFP, February 11, 2011. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j4nERLgb7ILzV-di10ZB5i5GewYg?docId=CNG.680158c3 fc877f3521627185c89de338.1f1) and its Supreme leader (Kahlili R.  Iran warns world of coming great event.  WND, February 2, 2012. http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/iran-warns-world-of-coming-great-event/) have stated that the Imam Mahdi is now working and causing events to align with Shi'ite prophecy.  This will prove dangerous to the Shi'ites if they believe it enough to get into a war involving Israel and/or the USA.

 

23. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns about the U.S.A. losing out technologically, because of spending cuts and focus (pp. 86,147). 

 

The U.S.A. is down to only one particle collider, its funding keeps being cut, and it may actually have to shut down (Matson J. Nuclear Decelerator: Last U.S. Particle Collider is on Chopping Block.  Scientific American, August 24, 2012.  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rhic-jlab-frib-budget-cuts).  This is technological prowess is being lost.

 

24. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect warns that during 2012 some would likely declare that a new age of peace is dawning (Chapter 17, pp. 253-254).  On May 23, 2012, US President Obama essentially declared that since certain wars were about over a new age of peace was dawning on the horizon (Nakamura D. Obama touts American exceptionalism, end of wars in Air Force graduation speech. Washington Post, May 23, 2012. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ politics/obama-touts-american-exceptionalism-end-of-wars-in-air-force-graduation-speech/2012/05/23
/gJQANN2zkU_story.html
). 

 

25-32. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states that many things would not happen on December 21, 2012 and some that would because of that date. 

 

25. Out on that date, the world did not end in a flood.

26. Jesus did not return.

27. The world was not destroyed by a solar storm.

28. The world was not be destroyed by high heat.

29. The Great Tribulation did not start

30. Some did at least partially interpret the lack of the apocalypse and the calendar change on December 21, 2012 as verification that a golden age or era of peace is beginning. 

31. Some scoffed and discounted 'end of the world' prophecies, and even suggested that the Bible does not contain them.

32. December 21, 2012 did not mark the end of civilization.

 

The accuracy of the related predictions was confirmed by numerous news sources (Alper A. World survives as Maya 'end of days' marked in Mexico. Reuters, December 21, 2012.  http://news.yahoo.com/maya-end-days-fever-reaches-climax-mexico-060919391.html ; Mosbergen D. Evo Morales, Bolivia's President, Celebrates Mayan 'Apocalypse' With Tradition, Ushers In Era Of Love. Huffington Post, December 21, 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/ evo-morales-bolivia-president-mayan-apocalypse-era-of-love_n_2346367.html ; Bragg R. Doomsdayers have fun planning world's end.  San Antonio Express-News, December 20, 2012. http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/article/Doomsdayers-have-fun-planning-world-s-end-4131826.php; AS I SEE IT -- Congrats, it appears we survived. Brandon Sun, December 22, 2012. http://www.brandonsun.com/opinion/columns/as-i-see-it----congrats-it-appears-we-survived-184520651.html?thx=y). 

 

Even the expression "golden age of peace" was used (Harden KD.  ‘The world is always ending one day at a time — so you’ve got to celebrate every one.’  The Advocate, December 22, 2012.  http://theadvocate.com/news/4742888-123/the-world-is-always-ending) to describe what was happening.  These eight predictions were fulfilled.

 

Since 12/22/12 we seem to have seen even more scoffers about prophecy, despite the fact that properly understood biblical prophecy is true and many future prophecies are currently in the process of getting fulfilled.  We are seeing increasing rises in secularism and anti-biblical attitudes that will lead to the fulfillment of other prophecies found in the Bible, but not in the book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect.  (Various ones related to the rise of secularism and anti-biblical morality are included in the 2015 book titled Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States.)

 

Concluding Comments

 

Prophecies are coming to pass and the groundwork is being shown in significant world events.  Those who consider themselves Christians should heed Jesus’ and the Apostle Paul’s admonitions to watch world events (Mark 13:33-36; 1 Thessalonians 5:3-6).

 

Jesus said to watch and pray that His followers would be counted to be worthy to escape certain prophecies (Luke 21:36), and less and less people seem interested in heeding what He said in this 21st century.  We are much closer to the end of this age than we were when Jesus spoke those words.

 

Christians and non-Christians should ponder that since numerous predicted events are coming to pass, that it is highly likely that others will as well.  The focus of the book is actually on what happens (and will not happen) after December 21, 2012.  Many more predictions contained within the book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect will also come to pass (and several more have).  A more recently written book (2015) has updates and other details and includes other predictions as well and is titled Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States.

 

If world prophecies made over the past 3,000 years are coming to pass, perhaps all may wish to understand them and the aligning world events.  Those who know can better help themselves and their loved ones.

 

To Order 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect visit: www.thesecretsect.com or www.amazon.com or telephone call 1-805-489-7185.

 

 

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www.hillaryprophecy.com or www.amazon.com or telephone 1-929-HILLARY.