“THE QUICKENING” by radio personality Art Bell

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Many of you have listened Art Bell’s radio show and he’s nailing the topics and the situation of the World pretty well:


Radio personality, Art Bell, has observed, over a period of many years of being on the radio, that something weird is happening in this country and throughout the world. We will examine these events today, and discover that Art Bell may be on the trail of a Supernatural Plan!


“Operation Desert Talk”, by Robert Koehler, Los Angeles Times, Saturday, 1/13/96, Section F. “Talk-radio host Art Bell is talking about how he realized when his big break came: At the end of 1994, Los Angeles’ late-night fixture Rya Briem left KABC-AM (790), and a vacuum had to be filled. Briem loved eccentric nocturnal callers; so does Bell. Briem adored ham and amateur radio; so does Bell. Briem was firmly on the political right; Bell, on many issues, leans to the right. ‘It seemed that I would be the perfect replacement for him’, Bell says …”

And Art Bell was on his way to stardom, first with the lower rated sister station KMPC-AM (710) and, later, on KABC-AM (790). From the beginning, Bell envisioned a different type of talk show than most, ” ‘… I think my show is leading talk radio down a more general reflection of life, something more spontaneous. I don’t want to be the kind of guy where, if you listen once every two weeks, you know it’s the same shtick’. Bell is thinking, of course, of Rush Limbaugh and his regular, daily attacks on Bill Clinton’s Democrats and his defense of Newt Gingrich’s Republicans … Instead, Bell, 50, is a complex reflection of his environs. Rather than the hammering, testosterone-driven verbal style of most daytime talk hosts, Bell brings an FM kind of voice to AM, a desert-like calm instead of urban chatter … ”

” ‘What has fueled Bell’s growth,’ says Eric Rhoads, publisher of Radio Link magazine, ‘is that he’s offering more of an apolitical bent on all-night radio, which wasn’t always available. He’ll continue to grow. The magic of Art is that he’s not belligerent, not a curmudgeon, sounds like a nice guy and, unlike the rest of the pack, he’s not afraid of talking about really strange stuff.’ … “I’m no prophet, and I’m not a doomsayer; I want to bring topics on radio you otherwise might not hear … I want to see, as Paul Harvey would say, ‘the rest of the story’.”

And, so, the phenomenon of Art Bell continues to grow; many of you probably listen to him, from 11PM-4AM, Pacific Time. There are those who insist that he, not Rush Limbaugh, is the Number One radio talk show hosts in America today.

Art Bell has observed, over the many years he has been on radio, that events, in America and throughout the world, seem to be accelerating to a point of climax. He cannot put his finger on this phenomenon, but he has coined a term for it: “The Quickening”. I accessed Art Bell’s pages on the Internet to examine this phenomenon more carefully, and at the bottom of Art Bell’s page on ‘The Quickening’, I discovered this definition, by Shauna Nelson and Ron Smith, who must work for or with Bell. This is their definition: “There is a feeling that something is out-of-balance and some *great* change is about to occur. That ‘life as we know it’ is about to change for all of us. The Quickening is the events that show change is near and are the symptoms of this impending change. Just a few of these events are:

  • The emergence of deadly new viruses. Old viruses have reappeared with a vengeance
  • The Increase in earthquake and volcano activity
  • The general mistrust for government has turned to all-out hatred
  • Politically destructive trends
  • President Clinton ‘The Monster from the ID’
  • Politicians tell us exactly what we want to hear, not the truth
  • Government budget deficits now grow at a rate which threaten the long term financial security of the world.
  • Economic activity is at best ‘odd’
  • The growing American national debt
  • Growing personal debt
  • Growing manifestations of obvious greed!! Just look at the outrageous salaries of many corporate CEO’s, entertainers, and sports stars.
  • Fewer and fewer families seems able to provide the stable and loving environment necessary to successfully raise children.
  • Weather: More Extreme, More Occurrences
  • Comets, comets, and more comets
  • Unusual weather patterns and increased storm severity — Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Severe Weather Storms [of all types], Other Acts of Nature
  • Obvious signs of environmental destruction, such as deforestation of plant and animal species, the ozone hole, water pollution, climate change, and the growing rate of extinction of plant and animal species.
  • Socially {in America}: Rapidly Escalating Crisis
  • Riots in LA
  • Gangs who kill for little reason
  • Children committing violent crimes with no thought for the future
  • Broken families, little sense of value
  • Lack of respect for other people
  • Crimes of all kinds
  • Growing workplace insecurity — a lifetime job or even a lifetime career is nearly impossible to find.
  • New technologies now emerge at a rate faster than social and economic systems can absorb them.
  • Public education now fails to provide sufficient basic skills in reading and math. Today, 40% of the 16 year old children in American public schools cannot read at the 4th grade level.
  • Globally
  • Observe the reality of global interdependence. Political, economic, or environmental problems in any one region can now quickly escalate into a potential world wide crisis.
  • At at time when a growing population will demand adequate water, power, and transportation, our infrastructure gradually decays.
  • As our lives become increasingly dependent upon world economic and environmental conditions, we grow in a sense of frustration over the lack of empowerment to control our destiny.

Wow!! Art Bell has done a wonderful job in defining the many problems facing our society, and the ‘Global Village’, as the New World Order people call the earth. In fact, Bell has done so well in describing the situation in America and the world that I cannot help wonder if he is a Fundamental, Born Again, Bible-believing Christian?!! He surely is paralleling what many of us Christians are saying! Consider how the many Bible prophecies that are being fulfilled right before our eyes, and which parallel Bell’s observations, above:

  • Matthew 24:5-24 – “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. [‘Divers’ means ‘many in many different places, and can even carry the meaning of simultaneous’] All these are the beginning of sorrows.””Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

Notice that these many prophecies, which Jesus said would signal that His return was imminent, c can be divided into the same categories which Art Bell described above: Political, Societal, Environmental, Personal characteristics. I have emboldened the words, above, which are the keys to understanding how completely Bell’s observations conform to Biblical prophecy. But, there are other prophecies that support Bell’s conclusions.

  • Luke 21:11 — “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences …” The Bible Commentary notes that, in the original language, the reading of this Scripture would be, “There will be mighty and violent earthquakes, and in various places, famines and pestilences, (plagues, malignant and contagious or infectious diseases which are deadly and devastating …” [Doesn’t this sound like today’s world?]
  • 1 Timothy 3:1-5, “3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

Doesn’t this sound exactly like today’s news, and Bell’s observations? One Bible Commentary suggests that this passage should read like this, [read carefully, thoughtfully, and refer back to Bell’s observations about the “Quickening”: “But understand this, that in the last days will come {set in} perilous times of great stress and troubles {hard to deal with and hard to bear}. For people will be lovers of self and {utterly} self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate {greedy} desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive {blasphemous, scoffing} disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, and profane. They will be without natural {human} affection {callous and inhuman}, relentless {admitting of no truce or appeasement}; they will be slanderers {false accusers, troublemakers}, intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. {They will be} treacherous {betrayers}, rash {and} inflated with self-conceit. {They will be} lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.” {Note: in this last sentence, can any of you see Professional Sports here, where hundreds of thousands of people jam stadiums every week rather than going to church? And, in the sentence, above, about people being utterly self-centered, and lovers of money, remember Art Bell’s observations about the salaries paid to professional athletes and the greed of businessmen — and politicians too?}

So, yes, Art Bell, I do think you have identified our problems pretty well. What is the basis of your observations? Are you a Born Again, Bible-believing Christian? When you looked at society, did you look with eyes that were trained by Scripture, or is your outlook different?

Next week, we shall look at Art Bell again, to see where his very accurate observations are leading him. Stay tuned, for some very interesting insights. A key to where Bell is heading with all these observations is provided in his definition of the “Quickening”, described earlier. Re-read that and keep it in mind for next week’s article.

But, remember, the New World Order is coming. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use this knowledge many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.

If you are not born again, I encourage you to either E-Mail me so we can talk, or go to a Fundamental Bible-believing church in your area (we can help you find one), where someone can show you the blessed, and easy, Biblical way in which you are born again. Remember Jesus’ Words, “You must be born again …” (John 3:3-7).

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