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 July 23 - Handy way to pay: US firm plans to fit employees with microchip implants
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

Comment from UTT:
Read the following article in order to see how close we are to seeing biblical prophecy revealed in our time. John, in his vision recorded in the book of Revelation, foresaw the time when financial transactions on this planet would require an identification "mark" to be implanted in the tissues of human flesh.  Revelation chapter 13:16-17 states: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
A US vending business is entering a new era of 'convenience' by implanting microchips in employees that will allow them access to basic workplace amenities. At least 50 staff at Wisconsin firm Three Square Market have volunteered to have a microchip, similar to one in a contactless credit card, inserted into their hand, according to the company.

Three Square Market say the volunteers will be able to use the tiny electromagnetic device to bypass login requirements and buy food on their lunch breaks.

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 July 22 - Three Palestinians Killed in Clashes With Israel as Thousands Protest Over Temple Mount
 Article: Israel And The last Days

Comment from UTT:
The Bible foretells that Jerusalem would be the epicenter of global unrest in the last days. Current events pinpoint the problems that are presently underway indicating Jerusalem is truly a powder keg on the verge of exploding. We are living in perilous times. The return of Jesus Christ is at hand. While numerous Bible prophecies are being fulfilled it seems that not many are paying attention to the biblical warnings.
Three Palestinians were killed on Friday in clashes between protestors and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, Palestinian sources have reported. Israel's military say over 3,000 took part in protests throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday. Clashes also erupted between protestors and Israeli forces in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. Over 300 were reportedly wounded in the protests that were held in response to new security measures put in place at Jerusalem's Temple Mount following Sunday's attack at the site in which two police officers were killed. In total 27 people were arrested, 10 in Jerusalem and 17 in the West Bank.

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 July 20 - Severe drought devastating southern European crops
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

Comment from UTT:
Severe droughts are presently underway in many parts of the planet. Meanwhile, the world's population continues to grow. While history shows that droughts come and go, the time is coming according to the Bible when weather patterns will drastically alter the potential mankind has to produce food. A question to consider is: are we entering that period of history now?
One of the worst droughts in recent decades is devastating southern European crops. Just this year, the damage is estimated to more than 1 billion euros.

In Italy, around 30% less rain has fallen this year, compared with last year. Grains have been particularly badly hit by the lack of water and the intense heat.

The drought now threatens to reduce cereal production in Italy and parts of Spain to its lowest level in at least 20 years, and hit other regional crops including olives and almonds.

Some farmers said they won't even harvest this year, because the overall result would be so low it wouldn't be worth the money.

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 July 23 - Eight Tropical Cyclones At Once in the North Pacific Ocean For First Time Since 1974
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

Comment from UTT:
Drastic weather changes are being reported on a daily basis all over the world. While it can be argued that this is not any different than what has been experienced over time, it is just another sign indicating we are seeing Bible prophecy being fulfilled. One thing we know for sure, these signs will intensify as time passes. Jesus compared these signs to a woman experiencing birth pangs.
The north Pacific Ocean pulled off an impressive feat with eight tropical cyclones spinning at one time Saturday, July 22, something that hasn't been accomplished in more than four decades.

In the central and eastern Pacific Ocean on Saturday were two named storms, Fernanda and Greg, along with Tropical Depression Nine-E and Tropical Depression Ten-E. The two tropical depressions eventually went on to become Hilary and Irwin. Meanwhile, the western Pacific Ocean had Noru, Kulap, Roke and Tropical Depression Eight-W all spinning in parts of that basin. Tropical Depression Eight-W would later become Tropical Storm Sonca. Although it's not unheard of to see multiple tropical cyclones at the same time, this is impressive on any scale.

Eight tropical cyclones have not roamed the north Pacific Ocean simultaneously since 1974, according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a tropical scientist at Colorado State University.

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