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An Open Letter To Black Lives Matter:
How to avoid being ensnared in the ongoing Federal operation 'Ni&&er Catcher' and 'Black Snare', run out of the US intelligence community and certain sections of Law Enforcement. These operations do exist, though naturally not with those pejorative titles. They are not legal, nor are they officially recognized but key people in high positions run these operations that specifically target Black Americans and certain White Americans who seek justice, truth and use their rights to bring these things back to our once great nation. The impetus comes from the US Intelligence community - LE does the footwork. This is what they did to so many civil rights leaders back in the 60's and 70's. They have honed their skills for the technology of the 21st century.

pdfIran Nukes And Regional Staility


The Harvest


An Open Letter To Senator Mikulski And The Senate Select Committee On Intelligence

pdfPaths Of Righteousness - For His Name's Sake

pdfIn Times Like These
pdfEconomic Crisis Report: Models Of Destruction
Where is our economy heading and why can't the US and global economy find its footing nearly six years after the of economic crisis of 2008? These are some of the questions we will attempt to ask ourselves in this report. The problems in the developed world today stem from deep troubles in

pdfWill America Go To War With China?
This is a look at the possibility of this happening and some of the drivers that could tip these nations into war.  Those key drivers may not be what many analysts think.
pdfEconomic Crisis Report III: Between Two Shutdowns
Government shutdowns? Inflation? Deflation? QE? Joblessness? Obamacare?

pdf National Security: What Is America Doing In Secret?

pdf  Watson's Economic Crisis Report - II

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Eyes On Russia: Watson's Economic And Political Report



pdfPolitical And Economic Review #2
This issue is mostly about American oil and leadership. It is a 30 page overview of America's oil situation.


pdfPolitical and Economic Review
The first in a new series of secular articles. One way to support this site is to get a copy of these inexpensive reports (click link aboue). Another is to hit the donate button.

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Ezekiel and the Spirit of Stubbornness/The Sardis Syndrome

Christ, Family and Persecution

When The Bottom Falls Out Of Your Boat

NSA Spying:
The Future, Black Madness and the Prophetic imperative.

How God Measures Us
He does it very differently that the world does.

Trends In Africa
A quick look at some troubling trends in Africa

Brothel Politics, The Church and First Things
Recent trends in the nation, including Obamacare are indicative of something much deeper that is wrong with America

While I Was Away...
A word about my month long hiatus

Shutdown Note:
A look at how the criminally insane 'pay' their bills.


Times And Seasons (09-13)
 Faith and patriotism in the last days... and what kind of fruit is  Christ going to find on your tree?

7 Churches Of  Revelation
Light for seeing, ears for hearing. Most commentaries on these chapters miss this most important point.


The Devil, Catholics And Internet Protestants
Catholic bashing is a foundational stone of so much of todays internet Christians faith. Is this really a pastime God approves of, especially when the Catholics are doing their best to reform?

Unwise Faith
- It is most unwise to place your faith in the wrong things.
 
Obidiah: Divine Geopolitics
- Is the Lord concerned about geopolitics?

The Assyrian
- Damascus and the Assyrian in Bible Prophecy

End Time Personal Notes
- Just some notes to true believers as to things to watch for on a personal level and consider in these times.


 - What I See...

A quick look (15 pages) at some trends I see and don't see. Trends in the economy, trends in 'people control' and spiritual matters


 - Collision Course

Each and every passing day,

we who know Christ can see our nation is on a collision course with God. On a number of fronts the nation has just decided to set its face against the God who blessed us and move its spiritual foundations towards the spiritual foes of both God and man.


      - Prison Labor Industry

      Slave labor cleverly

      disguised.


 - Special Report: Watson's Economic Crisis Report 

   

This issue of my new series of paid reports deals with the ongoing global economic crisis. Its about 40 pages and deals with a wide range of issues that face the western world. This touches on America's decline, Obama's new Treasury pick, the ongoing debt crisis, the Fed and Treasuries debt monetization operations, currency wars, scenario's for major troubles in China, Europe's ongoing crisis and ...

 - 3 Short Commentaries

   

Entitled Not Afraid, Tough Decisions and Job's Sufferings. God will take care of his people. Just make sure brothers when its our time to pass over our own spiritual 'river Jordan', that we make our deaths count for something, that being Christ. If we are to die as Christians for the gospel and the word of our testimony (Rev 19:10, 12:17, 12:11), let us rejoice because we have a long and honorable heritage of those who went before us.

 -  Lamentations Are Coming 

   

I think we as Christians need to keep in mind and prepare our souls for what is really coming. Mr. Leal has done a good job of laying out that a time of great sorrow will sweep America.

 -  The Curse 

   

When a nation decides to put the stamp of approval on those things God hates, it invites a curse. And be certain of this, without some real soul searching repentance, a curse is what is going to hit us. America has enjoyed prosperity like no other nation on earth. Military power like no other nation on earth. Good will and diplomatic strength like no other nation on earth. Why? We as a nation respected ...

 -  I Have A Dream Vs. I Have A Drone 

   

I think it should be noted that while some people will say they find something 'highly offensive' when they do not really mean it, I want to make clear that I really do mean it, it is personally highly offensive to compare Dr. King and President Obama. If a person wants to worship Obama and idolize him, that is their business, not mine. But before anyone attempts to cast dispersions on Dr. King by ...

 -  Mali: Africa Must Take The Lead 

   

This crisis in Mali... first off, this is not just 'another war'. This is a very serious and potent threat to African continental security.

  Watson's Economic And Political Review (WEPR) #2 

   

This issue is mostly about American oil and leadership. It is a 30 page overview of America's oil situation and new claims that America will one day surpass the Saudi's in Oil production and become energy independent. The question is an extremely important one and could really alter the whole geopolitical landscape... if true. Are these claims real and credible? Are there any problems with them? This ...

 - Watson's Economic And Political Review (WEPR) #1 

   

This is going to be bad news for many of my readers, but a small portion of my secular writings are going to have to go pay. I have done a pretty good job with this update (if I do say so myself!) dealing with issues that I know many care about. Namely Iran and what a war or 'regime change' is likely to bring about, the EU crisis and how the ongoing economic crisis could deeply effect the US. Keep ...

 -  The Holiday Season 

   

Christmas has been a matter of some controversy for a number of reasons. First off, one of the few things we can be certain of about Christmas is that Christ was not born on December 25th, or anywhere near it. When was Christ Born? We do not know, though some scholars have said that it was more likely an event that occurred in the Fall, though the evidence for this is rather scant. What we do know ...

 -  There Is A Generation... 

   

What does it mean to live in our times, having been touched by God's spirit and understanding what God requires of us? It means that we are going to have a hard time fitting in with the current generation. This is the way it should be, since we are of a very different heritage. The scriptures talk about times like ours and what kinds of people will inhabit the earth just before Christ returns. We ...

  The Way Back 

   

For many of my readers, the way back to God is the road you are on. Many of you have fallen away and for whatever reason, personal tragedy, hard times or just a dissatisfaction with worldly 'satanic' living that did not make you nearly as happy as you thought it would. I find it interesting that so many people here in America have just about everything and yet are totally miserable. I am struck by ...

 - What's Expected Of Son's And Heir's 

   

What should we as Christians should be doing in these times? As these days grow darker and increasingly rejects Christ and genuine Christianity, we who wish to get into the kingdom must know what God wants us to do. What does God expect of us, we who are determined no matter what comes, to get into God's kingdom and avoid his holy wrath, which I bear witness, is coming to this world and will usher ...

 - In The Kingdom Of The Blind 

   

Today, it is extremely important that we know what is happening in our world, particularly from a prophetic standpoint. Why? The return of Christ is our blessed hope. God spoke clearly and insistently that we are to be watching and ready for our Lords return. Yet as I speak to Christians, I just don't see any level of spiritual discernment in their lives or minds Mind you there are always some exceptions ...

 - We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Broadcast To Bring You... 

   

But when it comes to the times and seasons and understanding them, Christians I know as well are floundering. They are often confused and unsure about what to believe. They listen to their pastors, read the news, but more and more are seriously questioning both. This is a good thing at least as a first step, but often leads to confusion, depression and can lead to apostasy. Why? Because such Christians ...

 - Culling The World's Population 

   

Yes, there is a plan afoot to reduce the human population. Most of the plan is hidden in plain sight.

 -  Political, Economic And Spiritual Review (Summer 2012) 

   

Fifty-three pages that looks at several issues facing our world today. From the economic crisis to food and eugenics to Syria as well a look at what a Mitt Romney Presidency may look like.

 -  Judge Not! 

   

...Lest ye be judged.

 - The Blessings Of Obedience 

   

Has the devil fooled you into thinking you can be saved and not obey the Lord?

  From Another World 

   

Christians, real ones that is, must conduct themselves as though they are from another world. A real Christian, is not of this world but of the Kingdom of God and his Christ.

 


-  From The North 

   

A prophetic look at the Arctic. The Arctic you ask? Yes the Actic and how it may relate to Babylon's fall.


Other Resources
(most are in PDF format)

Iran: Ministry Of Intelligence And Internal Security - LOC

Global Trends 2030 - NIE

High Unemployment And GDP - CRS

Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress

DOJ Lethal Force Justification Against US Citizens

Global Trends 2030
- NIC

US Vulnerabilities To Money Laundering, Drugs And Terrorist Financing: HSBC Case History
- US Senate

Intelligence Committee Report On Huawei

Major Arms Transfers - CRS

The Crisis In Mali - CRS

The Crisis In Syria - CRS

 Posse Comitatus - CRS

Iran: Nuclear Intentions And Capabilities

Official Japanese Diet Report On Fukushima

State Department Report On Religious Persecution

State Department Report On Religious Persecution (Constitutional Review for OIC) - 2012

US-China Policy Issues - CRS

US Naval Modifications For China's Rise - CRS

UAE: US Policy Issues - CRS

Senate Report On Counterfeit Parts In DOD Supply Chain


2012 Annual Report To Congress On Chinese Military - DOD

Water Security - CIA/NIC

Syria's Phase Of Radicalization - ICG

Oil Imports And Exports - CRS

Pivot To The Pacific - CRS

Challenges To EU's Energy Security - CRS

Official US Military Report On Nazi Germany's IG Farben- DOD

Chinese Naval Modernization - CRS

Isreal's Possible strike On Iran - CRS

Iran Policy Concerns - CRS

Food Aid To NK - CRS

Aid To Pakistan

(Senate Hearing)

DOD Missing Trillions

(official audit)

GAO's Audit of the FED Report

(audit)

Chinese Naval Modernization - CRS

Human Rights In China - CRS

US-China Trade Issues - CRS

US-China Miliary Contacts - CRS

US- Taiwan Arms Sales - CRS

China's Currency: Analysis Of Issues - CRS

The Debt Limit ∓mp; Gov't Operations - CRS

China's Acquisition of US Technology - Congress

Secret Law And the Threat To Democracy - Senate Judiciary Comm.

OSS/CIA Images Of Auschwitz During the War

Nuclear Terror In The US - FEMA


More Resources



Links I Like
From all over the Christian spectrum!
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Last Days Of The Age
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The Endtime Pilgrim
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The First Trumpet
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The Last Trumpet
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Spirit Daily

(Catholic... great news links)

Orthodox Today
(A look at today from an Orthodox Perspective)
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The Assyrian News Agency
(A look at events in Iraq)
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The Barnabas Fund
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China Aid
(A look at events inside China, from a Christian Perspective)
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Gay Christian Movement Watch
(A hard-hitting blog talking about the growing sin of Homosexuality inside the Church)
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Independent Catholic News
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Jihad Watch
(Not Christian, but gets into important trends in the Islamic world)
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Compass Direct
(Persecution news)

Babylon Today



Selected Audio

Paradigm Shift: Capitalists ∓mp; Dissenters

Part 1 and Part 2

Emerging Viruses - Dr. Horowit untrz

- Lo-fi version here

Think You Have Property Rights?

The Real Purpose Of Public Education - John Gatto

Alex Jones Talks On Bilderberg 2005

Stan Goff On The Military-Monetary System

On War: A Veteran NYT Journalists Views

Mad Cow And Alzheimer's: The Link

Vote Rigging In 2004 (A 2 Hour Look) -
Part 1And Part 2

Hard Evidence Of Vote Fraud In Ohio - 2 Min Update

Bev Harris Interviewed On Ohio Vote Fraud

Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man
Part 1And Part 2

Announcement On Ohio Vote Legal Action

Seymour Hersh On Abu Gharib

Mike Ruppert/TUC Radio: Across The Rubicon
Part 1And Part 2

What Is Wrong With The American Mind: Corporate Media Consolidation
Part 1And Part 2

Lethal Injections: The Hidden Dangers Of Vaccines


Bush Blocked Bin Laden Probes

Truth And Lies Of 911

911 Road To Tyranny (low bandwidth)

Afghanistan, jihad and oil in Central Asia

Biowarfare: Leaps In Technology

An intelligent look at the future of the Oil Based Economy

Natural Resources and Global Conflict

Plan Colombia

Corporate Propaganda

Gore Vidal On Terrorism

The Bush's Oil War

America The Babylon

Part 1 And Part 2

A Look At Peak Oil

Black Box Voting

The Evidence Is A Farce

The Bilderbergs

The Doctrine Of Incorporation

Wheat Receipts: The Federal Reserve

American Dynasty: The Bush Family

The Pentagon Crash Investigation.

Trenton Parker On The Oil Crisis Of The 70's

Earth changes, HAARP, Non-Lethal Weapons
Part 1 And Part 2

A very interesting Presentation on War Crimes in Vietnam

Why Is Africa Starving?

Financial Collapse: What Does Greenspan Really Think - FSO?

The 911 Cover-Up Commission

The Mafia, CIA And Bush


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For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words,
of him shall the Son of man be ashamed,
when he shall come in his own glory,
and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
(Luk 9:26)



“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.
In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged.
And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air
– however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”
 ― Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas


I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.
(Psa 16:8)
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23 Aug

Persecution Watch

Sudanese Christians Request Prayer For Imprisoned Pastors

World Watch Monitor Has a More Detailed story here.

According to Sudan Tribune, the prosecution relied on material contained in laptop, mobile phone and flash memory, saying the defendants sought to distort the image of the government by disseminating information that could be used to put international pressure on the country.

The prosecutors said that charges have been filed against the defendants under articles of the Criminal Code, as well as Article 29 of the Passports and Immigration Law on sneaking into the country illegally, and Article 23 of the Humanitarian and Voluntary Work Act regarding running a voluntary organisation without registration. - World Watch Monitor


Pakistan: Woman Faces Gallows Under 'Blasphemy' Laws
The case against Asia Bibi is one of the best examples of how Christians are abused in Pakistan by radicals wielding Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws. Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are widely abused and often used as a tool to settle personal scores or spread religious hatred against Pakistan’s already vulnerable religious minorities. Threats from Islamic radical groups and general discrimination against Christians in Pakistan have transformed courts into little more than rubber stamps for blasphemy accusations brought against Christians, regardless of the evidence brought to bear in the case. - ICC
Pakistan-Thailand: Thousands Of Christian Refugee's In Desperate Conditions
Thailand did not sign a a key Refugee Protocol and thus has no formal framework for handling refugee's. A UK Christian Aid organization has issued an appeal for help here.

You can find a most interesting video here along with an article about one woman's struggle.
China Cracks Down On Internet, Live Streaming
Round the clock monitoring. Brought to you by Xi who is rapidly turning China into the world's largest and most heavily populated prison camp.

Some worry about how this will effect ministries online.
A Woman's Escape From Sex Slavery Of The Islamic State

Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016
At least 134 incidents of violence against Christians in India were carried out in the first half of 2016 alone, compared with 147 incidents in all of 2014 and 177 in 2015, according to an independent report.

The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission (EFIRLC) notes that cases chronicled from Jan. 1 to June 30 were just a fraction of the violence on the ground.” - Morning Star News

The report and organization cited can be found here.
 DRC: 36 Christians Hacked To Death
The killings are attributed to an old but shadowy group of Islamists who operate largely out of Uganda. This old 2015 piece may give a little background on them. The ICG has an old paper on them that is also quite informative. Those of you wanting a little more will find this article from the Jamestown Foundation informative.
Christian In China Says Christianity In China Is Growing
This is always the case and history of those of us who serve God, the more they persecute us, the more people come to the cross. He kept his faith in difficult times.

One Christian woman from a Muslim Background has an interesting and most challenging exhortation to Christians in the west about what not to pray for in these cases.

You can find it here.



22 Aug


China Watch
Xi's Mass Human Rights Crackdown: A Chronology
Xi Seeks More Control Over Non-Government Bodies
China's Ghetto's Contain Uighur's, Rather Than Jews
China's Three Warfares: China Sea Row Reveals Thinking
China Launches World's First Quantum Comm Satellite (very interesting!)
IMF Issues Report On China's Economy, Rebalancing
China, India Look To Strengthen Relationship
Russia, China To Hold Naval Exercises
China Carries Out Navy Drills In Sea Of Japan
China Sea: Recent Events


Hosea XVI

O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood:
the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them,
when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

(Hos 10:9-10)
Verse 9 begins with God's word against Israel and it's sin at Gibeah. Which of course is a reference to at least the afore mentioned incident with the concubine, but also is probably a reference to the place where Saul dwelt when Israel demanded of the Lord a King (1 Sam 10:26). Israel stood and still persisted in its sins from yesteryear. This is the real crime, that they really did not repent. This is one of the main problems when God is most forbearing to sinners. People look upon it as weakness or God's indifference to evil. As we go back to Judges chapter 20 we see how Benjamin compounded the sin.

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you? Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel: But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together out of the cities unto Gibeah, to go out to battle against the children of Israel.
(Jdg 20:12-14)

The  battle did not go well with the Israelites and why they eventually had a kind of victory, they could not catch them. The whole incident is covered in Judges Chapter 20 onwards.

Hosea brings this sin to light showing that they really had not paid for it. The passage seems to indicate that while that sin (the consequences for it) did not overtake them then, it will now in a far worse fashion. Benjamin did finally survive the battle, but now all of Israel was infected with sin and evil. This time, the battle would overtake them, for the Lord remembered their iniquity. God then lays out his desire. He remembers their sins and now he was going to chastise them. God was going to raise up armies against them. The last part of Verse ten is a bit obscure and commentators do not agree exactly how the phrase should be rendered. The two furroughs clearly is a farming analogy. Some think the image is one of two oxen that pull a plough side by side. Others see an analogy of the sins that Israel committed and were bound in their sin like Oxen. Barnes take goes like this. I post it because it gives us both the linguistic and spiritual sense of the passage.

When they shall bind themselves in their two furrows - They “bind themselves” and Satan “binds them” to their sin. In harmony and unity in nothing else, they will bind themselves, and plow like two oxen together, adding furrow to furrow, joining on line to line of sin. They who had thrown off the light and easy yoke of God, who were ever like a restive, untamed, heifer, starting aside from the yoke, would “bind” and band themselves steadily in their own ways of sin, cultivating sin, and in that sin should destruction overtake them. People who are unsteady and uneven in everything besides, will be steadfast in preening sin; they who will submit to no constraint, human or divine, will, in their slavery to their passions, submit to anything. No slavery is so heavy as that which is selfimposed.

This translation has followed an old Jewish tradition, expressed by the vowels of the text, and old Jewish authorities. With other vowels, it may be rendered, literally, “in their binding to their two transgressions,” which gives the same sense, “because they bound themselves to their two transgressions,” or, passively, “when they are bound, on account of their two transgressions.” The “two transgressions,” may designate the two calves, “the sin of Israel,” or the twofold guilt of fornication, spiritual, and in the body; the breach of both tables of God’s law; or as Jeremiah says, “My people hath committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, which can hold no water” Jer_2:13
. - Albert Barnes
The Hebrew names version of the Bible translates the passage like this.

When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the nations will be gathered against them,
when they are bound to their two transgressions.
(Hos 10:10)

The Literal Translation says this.

When I desire, I shall bind them; and the peoples shall be gathered against them,
when they bind themselves to their two perversities.
(Hos 10:10)

The following verse though may give us a little more insight into what is meant.

And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn;
but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride;
Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
(Hos 10:11)
The imagery here is farming again. Back in those days, Corn was threshed by an ox tied to a post when a great stone wheel and the ox would go round and round. This verse seems to show how God looked upon Israel and when she was doing the work of God. This appears to be a similitude of the yoke of the Lord where all had their part to play in creating a harvest. Is this not what our Lord alluded to?

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

(Mat 11:28-30)

Rather than the previous verses, this one seems to be an exhortation that Israel give herself over to Godly service, as verse 12 clearly makes plain.

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground:
for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies:
because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.

(Hos 10:12-13)

The Lord here now describes the ground that he wants them all to walk in, the ground of righteousness. God here exhorts his people to seek God. This is a key theme in the New Testament, sowing and reaping (2Cor 9:6, Gal 6:7-9). This is what the Lord here is describing. Farming for God, rather than for evil. The crop they were growing caused them to eat not mercy, but lies.

Here we also find the prophetic imagery of rain.  The idea is that if the people did their part in the work of godly farming, God would do his and provide rain in its season. The last part of verse thirteen I think is so telling of our world and particularly our nation today.

America and even Modern Israel today no longer trusts the Lord, they now accept a pantheon of gods and goddesses philosophy's. Our President made it plain in simple English, America is not a Christian nation. America has trusted in 'her way', not the way of the Lord. America's way more and more is nothing more than the ways of Mammon and any truly God fearing Christian can see it. America as well no longer trusts in the arm of the Lord, but in her 'mighty men', which is a prophetic similitude for her military. America, like Israel in those days trusts in her pantheon of gods, particularly the religion of Freemasonry. She trusts in her stealth fighters and carrier groups; nuclear weapons and Special Operations teams. She does not trust in the Lord.

Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled,
as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces
upon her children. So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness:
in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
(Hos 10:14-15)


This passage shows the fruit of trusting in one's own ways rather than those of the Lord. Because this is a direct cause and effect passage. God is letting them know that this is the result of it, there would be a tumult among the people. The word for tumult is this one

H7588
שׁאון
shâ'ôn
shaw-one'
From H7582; uproar (as of rushing); by implication destruction: -  X horrible, noise, pomp, rushing, tumult (X -uous).

They trusted in their military, but it would not do them any good. All of their fortifications would be crushed by an invading army that God himself was sending to judge Israel for her sins. The prophet then goes on to describe the destruction in ways they understood for their times,  'as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle'. The reference here to Shalman is almost certainly to Shalmaneser, King of Assyria. This is merely an abbreviation. The disaster described here by Hosea is not mentioned anywhere in scripture. The name Betharbel is from the Hebrew word.

H1009
בּית ארבּאל
bêyth 'arbê'l
bayth ar-bale'
From H1004 and H695 and H410; house of God's ambush; Beth Arbel, a place in Palestine: - Beth-Arbel.

The above reference H695 is this word.

H695
ארב
'ereb
eh'-reb
From H693; ambuscade: - den, lie in wait.

You can read more about the word here.

The incident seems to imagine some kind of inhuman cruelty that was probably well known in Hosea's time but is no longer. The last verse lays the blame on all of this evil that shall come to pass on them on their idols at Bethel. Bethel is where Jeroboam set up his golden calf's, in direct opposition to the religious worship of the Judah, the southern kingdom. He wanted to ensure the loyalty of the people remained with him and his northern kingdom and  thus set up a new religious system. It was one founded in wickedness. The kings of Israel had led the people of the North astray and as such, would be as the prophet says, 'be utterly cut off'.

We will get to Hosea Chapter 11, hopefully next week!




Does Google Have A 'No Negro' and 'No Latino' Hiring Policy?

How do they get away with this? I will let wiser heads figure that one out. The same thing is found in the entertainment industry. I know a person who works for a major entertainment company (a household name) that witnessed a 'Saturday night' massacre of every senior Black manager. It was so bad that one young White Blonde manager made a serious mention of it out in the open in a board meeting.

How did they get away with it? They too donated big to Obama...

Will Black folks ever 'get it'?

No, they won't. A soothing speech from the 'O' or Hillary and they will go right back to sleep.

More here.

America And The Spirit Of Murder

Today I want to talk about a spirit that I have noticed more and more in America and her leaders. It's the spirit of murder, it's the spirit of killing those one disagrees with. It's the spirit of blowing a hole in those who you don't even know because of what someone told you they are like, like with so many of these police shootings. It's the spirit of bloodshed and murder, a powerful demonic stronghold in the kingdom of satan.

I bring this up for many reasons today, but mainly because this is what the Lord wanted me to write on. A couple of days ago, we see the man who runs the CIA talk about assassinating Russians and Iranians.

Yes, he really did and he did that after endorsing Hillary Clinton. Rather sad isn't it? But keep in mind this - Mike Morrell was the CIA director at the time of the Benghazi scandal, which has Hillary's and the CIA's fingerprints all over it. If there are arms flowing into Syria for rebels and for terror groups like Boko Haram in Africa, thank the policy of both, they knew the risk and wanted not to just take it, but to assist many of the rich Gulf sheikdoms clandestine policy of Islamifying as much of Africa as possible. The result? Terror groups terrorize with US arms. None of this is a coincidence, not really.

I think those of you who want a backstory to the political infighting and ultimate result will find his piece fair minded and informative.

The arms now flow to Islamist's on cue.

Those who signed off on this war and its methodology were arguably conspirators in an effort to provide material support to terrorist organizations by supplying them with military equipment, allegedly to be used to topple the Gadhafi government. That is a felony ...  - David Stockman

I am giving you the real lowdown. Not the fluff our lying leaders will try and sell you. More here. and here and especially here.  It still continues today. For those of you who don't know, Boko Haram is the most deadly terrorist organization in the world today. You do your own search on that one but be careful, searching on that one may leave some residual blood stains on your computer monitor.

So now we have a former CIA director calling for the assassination of Russian and Iranian citizens. Two nations for which we have had tension but are not at war. In fact, both will be needed for a comprehensive solution to the regions problems. Clearly a solution is not what Morrell is looking for. 

How would America feel about Putin's top intelligence person calling for the assassination of Americans?

I think we would be understandably outraged. I would be. How can a world operate with American leadership calling for the murder of others in such a blatant and criminal fashion? Is violence the only way these people inside our security establishment solve their problems? Is it any wonder the world is flowing in blood, tears and and reeks of smoke and cordite in far too many places?

Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will do.

He was a murderer from the beginning,
and abode not in the truth,

because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie,

he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar,
and the father of it.

 (John 8:44 [KJVA])


Lies and murder - I can think of fewer places on this earth more befitting this description than in key parts of America's covert apparatus. We kill people who never meant us or the nation any harm. Someone somewhere has a brainstorm and thinks that they have it 'all figured out' and says if we kill thus and so, our problems will be solved. So we go and kill the person and the problem gets worse. Then the same person has another brainstorm and says, 'we did not go far enough, we need to kill this one and this one too'. We go and assassinate them and the problem grows even more. Then security budgets get increased, new contractors are hired to study the problem, and new and exciting ways of killing our brother get created in Government laboratories and think tanks.


Then there is the revelation that the DNC staffer may have been the victim of a political assassination. Assange hinted (but did not say) that this staffer may have been the source of the leaks he had gotten out of the DNC. Of course this is on the heels of another DNC person's suspicious death just before key testimony. He is not the first in this election cycle.


Do I think the staffer leaked the data? No. A low level guy like that... no way he would have access to those mails of top DNC leaders. That I think was a deliberate misdirection.



This is not about partisanship, this is about the spirit of murder that has descended on America. The murders of key officials from Ron Brown, to William Colby, to Vincent Foster to a whole bunch of other people with ties to our political system is far too numerous to mention.


But as our elite operate on the level of the Mafia so does the nation. Look at the number of unarmed YBM being gunned down by cops. No threat to the cops, just go out and commit murder.


America has the highest rate of gun crimes and gun violence in the world. Now there are those who say the problem is guns. But an unattended gun never killed anyone. It is when someone who is filled with hatred or a spirit or murder, or wants to defend himself from the same, that is when someone dies from a gunshot wound. The problem I will state it plainly is not guns, its Americans, whose love of war, violence and violent entertainment that is the primary problem today and far too many of them are high on drugs - legal and illegal.


In short, the spirit of murder has descended on this nation and it is little wonder that those who fall out of favor with the power structure or rather the 'murder structure' in the nation, wind up having the pavement painted with their blood.


Murder? I think we will see many more of them before the election and most, but not all will track right back to the Clinton's. I need to say this too - even if they are not directly behind them or even aware of the 'hit' before it occurs, their supporters, are often the kinds of people who will stop and nothing to get them elected again, will do their 'wet work' for them. But let's not just pick on Hillary here.

Brothers, this is how you know who is satanic and who is not. They don't have to be wearing pentagrams and sacrificing virgins on altars to be in satan's service. Jesus lays out to us exactly how you can tell the devils children in plain simple language. They are infected with the spirit of murder and lies. They deceive and kill. This is the devils work and now you may begin to see what spirit is really running this once great nation.

This is how we know this nation is heading into God's judgment, just as it was foretold by the ancient prophets. We have fallen under the spell of the evil one and now seek to do his will.

Men in this nation, I don't think they will ever repent. This was the observation of the spirit when given the vision of the last days.

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues
yet repented not
of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils,
and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood:
which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
 (Revelation of John 9:20 [KJVA])



This passage keeps coming to mind as well. It's from Habakkuk and I have always found it most telling of the spirit behind today's oil and middle east wars. Mind you, I am not necessarily saying this is a direct fulfillment, but take a good look at what you read and what has happened in the middle east since the Gulf War and the Arab Spring uprisings.

 They are terrible and dreadful:
their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. 
Their horses also are swifter than the leopards,
and are more fierce than the evening wolves:
and their horsemen shall spread themselves,
and their horsemen shall come from far;
they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat. 
They shall come all for violence: their faces
shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall
gather the captivity as the sand.  And they shall scoff at the kings,
and the princes shall be a scorn unto them:
they shall deride every strong hold;
for they shall heap dust, and take it.
(Habakkuk 1:7-10 [KJVA])

This is a people who are arrogant and self righteous - no one can judge them. They have a very powerful military and even airpower. they are an exceptionally violent people and shall scoff at kings (rulers). Take a look at all the nations who were overthrown or are trying to be overthrown by our government, Assad being just the latest, Qadaffi was the last successful one.

They key here is not so much to fit this prophecy exactly, but to show you a SPIRIT behind it. It's an arrogant, violent spirit that plays 'god' by removing kings and princes.

But truth be told, I think the spirit of murder really began it's work in earnest the day they killed Kennedy. When they killed a sitting President, the covert American murder apparatus knew they had a power and anyone that they did not agree with, they murdered. I always think on how every single person of note murdered (many were called suicides) back in the 60's and early 70's was anti-War. Remember, Vietnam was raging and the nation was in serious trouble with student riots and more. Then those who did spoke out against it were picked off one by one. Malcolm, MLK, RFK, Then they went after the cultural symbols who were anti-war the rock stars. Guys like Hendrix, Lennon, Joplin and a host of others. This is not to mention the Black leaders who were picked off one by one. Each and every one were anti-war and sought to bring in a sense of Justice to the nation. Am I making this up or guessing? I think not.

The murder apparatus had other plans and put them in motion. They did murder and then lied to the people about it - the devils work.


You see, these men who hide behind secret classifications and laws that protect their work don't know that God is watching. He has not and will not forget what they have done. It reminds me of a passage in Hosea. When rebuking Israel for her sins, he notes that God is marking what they do.


When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered,
and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood;
and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness:
now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker,
who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

(Hos 7:1-4)


You know, I am amazed at the lack of understanding people have. They seem to think God is some guy up there whose only job it is is to forgive us. Granted, that is something he does, but only when there is genuine repentance - a clear and discernible change of heart and direction.

No dear readers, it is not God's 'job' to forgive us. He does offer it, freely to anyone who will come to him humbly acknowledging their sins and evils.  But those who don't repent and come to God on bended knee's, - he has all of your sins written down in a book and be assured that there is not one you have committed that you personally will not pay FULL PRICE for.

America is no different. God see's our wickedness and especially the wickedness of our government, who has spread so much hatred and violence covertly in our world. People think God is some pansy who won't act. He will act - when he is finished waiting for our repentance, he will act with great speed and will not relent until those diseased with the plague of unrepentant sin are dealt with and removed.

Brothers, I ask all of you to really discern the spirit of murder and lies. It's out there but the devil is exceptionally good at misdirection and spin. He knows how to get you to accept the spirit so that it can grow.

Yes, there is a spirit of murder on America. But because of our superpower status we stand aloof with out arrogance and say, 'who can judge us?. It is not just Americans who are deeply effected by that spirit.

Let those of us who know our God understand and pray accordingly.


12  Aug

Marriage

(This is a piece I wrote back in June)

As promised (to insiders), I am going to spend today just talking about Marriage and leave the other troubles in our world behind for a while. This is meant to be real and a bit humorous. It is my hope that I don't offend anyone here. If I am a little rough talking in a few places, it's to make a point, not sound politically correct. I much prefer the roughness of honesty to the softness of comfortable falsehoods. Sometimes people need a kind of verbal slap in the face to see the facts for what they really are in our PC obsessed world.

I just want to talk about Marriage today, why it is the way it is and perhaps look at how Christian Churches and assemblies can reclaim it and make it wholesome again.

Marriage was God's idea. He created both woman and the institution of Marriage for the man, so that he would not be alone. In a perfect world, marriage is by far the best thing for both men and women. Each were made for each other. But I hate to break it to you...

... this is not a perfect world.

Things since the creation for the most part, have gone downhill and this is where we will begin our talk on marriage.

Rather than spend a great deal of time just reciting Bible verses, though there will be some, there are many things today that Christians, especially young ones need to know about before they hook up before God's altar.

First off, don't get into it lightly. Before God and man, you are making a pledge and covenant and doing so falsely is one of the most serious affronts to God there is. When you enter into a covenant, God is watching. Yet, today, for both the saved and unsaved, the whole institution of Marriage has lost its sense of permanency. It has become 'I will love you forever until...' kind of commitment and divorce statistics prove it. They are not at all pretty and they are the kinds of thing that cause people like me to pause and consider carefully before entering into a marriage covenant (contract) with someone.

Why is this?  There are many reasons. First and foremost, the morality of the western world has changed and changed significantly. This is a throw away society and there is little mistaking it for little more than that. People these days are not as constant as they once were and without a doubt, the morality of the nation has changed and not for the better. This has deeply effected the institution of marriage. Adultery is so common that it's hard to try and demand it of ones spouse. The social and cultural cues out there all encourage a sexual 'freedom' that is wholly un-biblical. In vogue, yes, but un-biblical.

This is where genuine Christians who really want to know and please the Lord must make a clear and unmistakable break with the morality and cultural cues of the world, especially with regards to Marriage. But before we get to our duties as Christians, lets take a look at a few trends in modern Marriage particularly the fruit of marriage, that being fertility.

One thing I have found most valuable is to look at trends. Just get as much data as you can don't let anyone else interpret them for you. Rather, just look at them clearly and then do your best to extrapolate what that data means. Rather than spend half the morning finding charts that are not copyrighted to post here, I will pass on some links for you to peruse at your leisure.

Population Reference Bureau
Our World In Data
Statista


Image Source: Wikipdedia/WikiMedia




Now I hate to quote Malthus because of his views on population control, but his observation here is one that cannot be ignored.

The inverse relationship between income and fertility has been termed a demographic-economic "paradox" by the notion that greater means would enable the production of more offspring as suggested by the influential Thomas Malthus.[4] Roughly speaking, nations or subpopulations with higher GDP per capita are observed to have fewer children, even though a richer population can support more children. Malthus held that in order to prevent widespread suffering, from famine for example, what he called "moral restraint" (which included abstinence) was required. The demographic-economic paradox suggests that reproductive restraint arises naturally as a consequence of economic progress. - Wikipedia

Image Source: Wikipedia


The facts are simple, in the developed world (Europe and North America) where incomes are higher, fertility tends to be lower, where incomes are lower, fertility rates tends to  be higher. Again, I am no fan of Malthus but he makes a point here that cannot be ignored and this I think is something that tends not just towards Fertility  but also perhaps with a bit less direct correlation with regards to Marriage as well. The more money people make and the more affluent and 'modern' a society becomes, the marriage rates tend to decline in an inverse fashion, just like with Fertility.

Here in the west men and women more and more are shunning marriage.  With men particularly, this appears to be more and more the case. I have gone to many sites and blogs over the years with men ranting about marriage and the kinds of women they either married or get entangled with. Understand ladies, I am not denigrating any of you godly women out there. Rather, I am just showing you why so many men are simply not interested in that long term relationship that many women crave. There are many reasons. I am going to give you some of them. Please note that these reasons are mostly from a secular perspective, but they are still relevant to our our secularized 'Christian' assemblies.

Marriage is often seen as confining and I just don't mean sexually. You are going to lose a lot of personal 'space' and must deal with another persons idiosyncrasies until one of you dies.

While it's true that sex is a big issue in marriage, its also true that increasingly those who just 'live together'  have more sex than a married couples. The old phrase 'PW' seems to be more of a reality than a mere urban joke. Too often, I have seen guys whose wife won't sleep with them go out and find a lover. Then the wife has grounds for divorce, and then she takes the guy to court and he is the one who loses out, for in most cases, the woman will keep the kids and have her income supplemented with child support payments. Second, can you really be sure that the kids are yours? Don't laugh and for those of you who think I have gone off the deep end, click on over here and read the comments by 'CJ'. More here. Guys? Those ain't your kids? Tough, in many places you still have to pay. Which brings me to the next point.

The legal profession and politicians have ruined the institution of Marriage and turned it into a money making racket. The Lawyers, Judges, even prisons (don't pay child support and see what happens to you!) are well compensated in the divorce racket... and that is just what it has become, in my view. The system has created significant and enticing economic incentives for divorce; alimony, legal fees and child support being the immediate ones, but the others less apparent that helps keep the system lucrative for the divorce business. And you can be sure that the legal system rakes in a lot of money from divorce. You may not know this but there has even been a lawsuit that alleges this very thing. Me? I don't need a lawsuit or court case to see how messed up the system is in many places. I have seen it first hand in the lives of men I once knew. But this is just one aspect of what is turning out to be in many ways a major trend in men just shunning the institution totally. The thinking? The best way to not have to pay divorce 'ransom' is to not get held hostage in the first place.

Another problem? The women's liberation movement in the eyes of many men have changed women into something unrecognizable, and certainly un-marryable. One writer captured the idea here and this is written by a woman not a man.

Try and understand this ladies, I know some of you may not like what I have written - but this is how many and an increasingly large number of men really feel. Yes, it's true their feelings may not be 100% justifiable, but to ignore these things is to ignore the problem and this is a major problem, particularly for younger Americans.

But from a woman's perspective, I can say that in all honestly the women in many ways have more to complain about. I am tired of talking to and listening to these whiny, irresponsible men whose cowardliness is only outmatched by their laziness. Too many have no sense of personal responsibility. I know I have seen this so many times, that I do think its more and more the rule rather than the exception. Now me? I recoil at cowards, kiss-behinds and wimps. I don't even like being around them. I can only imagine how a woman who is looking for a real man must feel when she has to deal with this generation of woosified men we have in the nation today when looking for a life-partner.


I don't want to just paint a grim picture of marriage. There are still many of them that work and work well and many of those who do get divorced, do remarry. Those who have happy marriages would not trade it for the world. So I ask all of you to take the negative things I say in that light. I am not down on marriage, I am down on what western, particularly American culture has done to marriage.

Me? I never married. I came very close twice but glad I never did. I am not blaming the women. At the time, frankly, I lacked the maturity and 'steadiness' for a long term commitment. But if there was anything that soured me on marriage is was my time in the Gulf War. The things that went on while I was deployed and the things that men discovered when they came back home. I can remember returning back to Germany from my deployment and somewhere deep in my subconscious I told myself 'I will never marry'. I think also the fact that our home when I was growing up was broken and the way my mother had to struggle to keep a roof over our heads and food in the Ice Chest (for a long time we did not have a refrigerator when my dad left). I was old enough to kind of see the 'light' go out of my mothers eyes and a kind of sadness that stayed with her for a long time, though she tried very hard to hide it from us all. These things soured me personally on the institution as each of these events effected me rather deeply.

When I see how the legal system has messed marriage up, frankly I have no desire to be held hostage and have to pay 'ransom' to lawyers, judges and other assorted crooks officers of the court if my wife turns out to be the local semen repository and be forced to pay for another man's 'litter'.  Nor do I think a woman should have to put up with a man who has fathered small sections of the city and wonder why a couple of her kids friends look like her husband and have to deal with all the mess that goes with that. In the eyes of US courts these things may be 'OK" and nonpunishable. I assure you in God's eyes, they are cause for serious Judgement. This is why I will not mince words here our use flowery language to describe what happens  (abominations) in far too many marriages and even relationships. Adultery if un-repented of, is a sin that leads to spiritual death. Moreover, I am not concerned with what Pope's, Priests or Pastors say to put a smiley face on this most serious sin in God's eyes.

But what is a young person to do who has his or her youthful sexual needs and yet these are the moral cues and people to choose from that are out there?

For me now? Well, I am 57. I am in many ways past my prime and am looking to slide into old age as quietly as I can. While I would loved to have had kids, I don't want them now. I am too old. I would be in my 70's when my kids hit their teens. What are they going to get me for my birthday.. .a new set of dentures? (!)

So marriage for me is out of the question as long as I reside in America. I have about as as much faith in our courts to protect my marital rights as I do in a Klansman to protect my Civil rights. That may be a bit overly cynical for many of you, but I have seen a few things that have turned my stomach. 

Should the Lord ever direct me out of the nation and I live in a nation with laws that are more conducive to a healthy marriage, I may consider it.  I am totally uninterested in anything but a Godly and happy marriage. Being single frankly at my age, is not so bad at all.

Saving Marriage

First of all, unlike trends in this evil age which is doing all it can to redefine marriage in the image of the world, the Church needs to stand up and stop trying to change what the world thinks of Marriage and begin to redefine it according to Biblical precedents FOR THE CHURCH. This I don't think is nearly as hard to do as many would think. Churches could easily adopt this by enforcing some discipline on its members with regards to Marriage. How do you do that? I mean realistically? Again, I don't think it would be that difficult. Pastors and elders would just need what so many lack today. What is that? Courage.

Church Weddings

One thing I would work towards in a medium to small denomination is establishing a legal framework for a church recognized marriage. What I mean is this. The Church should draw up a legally binding covenant between prospective marriage partners on their responsibilities and their expectations. Also what should be done in the case of divorce. For example, if a man could prove that kids were not his and were the product of adultery, he should not be obligated to pay child support to that child, indeed in the case of adultery, the man should have the option to keep the kinds in place of the woman and have his income supplemented.

In short, prospective marriage partners could then sign a kind of Church approved prenuptial agreement that would be binding legally on both parties. It should be fair, it should remove many of the negative trends that are in modern secular marriage and finally needs to be be administered and arbitrated by a Church council should there be a dispute. The Church would be wise to keep a few lawyers either on its board or as consultants/contractors to ensure that things are done properly and that there are no ways for those who sign such agreement to wriggle out of it once its made and they are out frolicking with their neighbors spouse and then don't want to pay the piper when the fun is done.

This is a simple solution and one frankly, I am surprised more Churches have not attempted to adopt. Separate Godly marriage from the cacophony of confusion and profit that has consumed secular marriage. This could be done, though there will probably considerable backlash from the 'hate Christians' crowd in society. But the simple fact is, prenups are very common today and a Church who knows the law and what it wants to see in its marriages should not have a major problem doing this.

The key is that the Church needs to ensure and enforce Church teachings on Marriage in more than just sermons.

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:
but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
(Heb 13:4)


Today, with all the adultery and escort services (whoremomgering) out there, marriage is anything but honorable and that includes a whole slew of 'christian' marriages as well. The apostolic command is not a suggestion and he gives firm warning to those who think it is. Those who enter into a marriage agreement need to understand just what they are doing in the eyes of God because God is going to hold you to account if you break your covenant with your spouse.

There are many admonitions about marriage in the NT and as we saw when I went through Hosea, God is a stickler for marital fidelity. if you come together, your best bet is to stay together. If there is adultery or fornication, that is your only real 'out' of a marriage agreement. It's not 'mental cruelty' or even your husband's 3 year prison stretch. It's not, 'he looks at too many porn sites' or 'she got too fat for me'. These are not causes for a divorce in God's eyes.

Let me say this as well. Paul's admonition about Marriage, while not being a directive from the Lord is still very good advice. He said clearly that it's better not to marry. But lets take a look at the whole passage and in it we will see how in a Biblical marriage is to operate. Many of the problems we see today would be eliminated if people did right and aas God said.

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
(1Co 7:1-17)




Does this passage really need a lot of commentary? I don't think so. Paul is laying out God's commandments sprinkled in with a bit of his own strongly held opinion. I think it wise for Christian men and women to get the issue in their minds in a time of concerted prayer as to what God wants for you. But know this. Marriage is no bed of roses. It's work.  To make a successful marriage it takes real work, give and take and sacrifice. Men need to stop looking at Marriage as a just a way to have sex regularly and women need to stop looking at marriage (and divorce)  as a cash register. I know that these may be ugly stereotypes, but frankly many stereotypes have their basis in uncomfortable truths. The simple fact is men and women need to  get real about what they expect from a marriage and what they are really willing to put into it to make it work, over the long haul. Will you  be there for that man when he is fat, fifty and bald. Men? Mill you stay with her when she may not be that 'looker' you walked down the aisle with and may be having significant health challenges? In short, are you willing to be that life partner or just a sex partner? Are you looking for some kind of free ride that you think Marriage will provide for you.  As a Christian, you have deep obligation to your spouse and a worldly divorce is not likely to free you from those deep spiritual obligations, though you may think they have.

But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife,
saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery:
and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
(Mat 5:32)




Brothers, I hope all of you, and I am sure you all do, understand the responsibilities of marriage. Don't enter into it lightly because God is going to hold you severely responsible with regards to YOUR obligations in marriage. Don't look for a way out of those obligations and if you are not willing to meet them, I exhort you to shun marriage until you are a ready to.

Please don't be angry with me if the the tone of this may not be quite what you were expecting. I think when God gets finished judging a lot of these marriages and the evil people are doing, you will think I was too easy on some of the behavior I marked with colorful metaphors herein. God is not playing games when he warned us that he will judge adulterers and whoremongers.

Selah -  Let us pause and consider this.


God's Grace and peace be upon all of you, married and singles in our Lord Jesus Christ

Brother Mark

27 June, 2016


8 Aug

Hillary's Health May Become An Issue

This is one you should look at carefully.

I beseech none of you to gloat or be unkind to what appears to be a rather serious health problem. I ask that you sincerely pray for the former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady.

From the depths of my heart, I cannot bear to see anyone physically suffer or be in pain or lose control. It really troubles me, whatever I may think about their politics.

So please pray for Mrs. Clinton. Perhaps as she begins to deal with this, she may come to be a kinder, gentler person and come to know God in a deep and personal way.

Rights In China

Advocates Slam Trials of China's Rights Activists
Wang Yu Given Human Rights Award In Abstentia
Wang Yu Rejects Award
US Hits China Over Rights Activists Punished For Subversion
China Rejects Criticism
UN Urges China To Stop Ill Treatment of Guo Feixiong
China's New Tactic: Show Trials
Human Rights Group Urges Independent Observers At China's Trials

5 Aug

Algeria Blasphemy Case Update

(ME Concern) Christians in Algeria request prayer for a believer from a Muslim background who is due to appear before a judge on charges connected with blasphemy against Islam.

This brother comes from the Kabylie area (from the province of Steif, 300km east of Algiers), is 49 years old, and became a Christian in 1997.

The brother published a message on social media about the light of Jesus overcoming the lie of Islam and its Prophet in the Kayblie area. The brother also published photos showing the execution of a civilian by an Islamist terrorist. Material which the brother published was adjudged to be insulting to Islam by the authorities. Islam is the state religion in Algeria, according to the constitution of the country. Insulting Islam and insulting the Prophet are crimes according to the Algerian penal code and the Algerian media law.

The brother was arrested on 31st July. He appeared before a prosecutor, was detained and is due to appear before a judge on 7th August. His family has appointed a lawyer for him, and a human rights organisation has engaged another lawyer to monitor the case. The human rights organisation has condemned the arrest and says it will seek to mobilise public opinion against the trial.

Please pray that:
a. this brother, his family and church will experience the peace of Jesus and the comfort of the Holy Spirit
b. the brother will soon be released, especially as he suffers from a chronic illness and his health may deteriorate if he remains in detention
c. laws in the Middle East will be changed so that freedom of expression and freedom of religion are upheld
d. the local authorities will cease attempts to intimidate Christians, and that the church in Algeria will grow and continue to witness throughout the country
e. there will be peace and justice in Algeria, and that Christians will be allowed their fundamental rights
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Boko Haram Shifts Focus - Attacks More Christians And Churches

8/05/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Boko Haram has gained new leadership in Abu Musab al-Barnawi as its new "governor" for West Africa. This information was published in the Islamic State's Al-Naba magazine, published on Tuesday, August 2. Additionally, in the published article, Abu Musab al-Barnawi spoke of, "booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those who we find from the citizens of the Cross."


It has been over two years since Boko Haram entered the main stage of terror in Nigeria. In April 2014, the militant group kidnapped 276, mostly Christian, teenage girls from a boarding school in Chibok. 219 of these girls are still missing.

Boko Haram has continued to wage a war of terror against the people of Nigeria, specifically in the northeastern region. The group has killed thousands of people, deployed children as suicide bombers, and destroyed the future for countless young women and girls. Last year, the militant group pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State, around the same time that the Nigerian military began its offensive against the group.

Now, they have threatened to specifically target Christians and churches in the African nation after feeling threatened by the "Christianizing" of Nigerian society.

"Targeting Christian churches for bombing is no news to us. That's exactly what they (Boko Haram) have been doing over the years," Rev. Musa Asake, National Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, told ICC. "My advice to Christians is that they buckle up, fasten their seatbelts and protect their churches since the government securities have been very weak in helping. Christians are being attacked by Islamic radicals in Nigeria almost on [a] daily basis."

Troy Augustine, ICC's Regional Manager, said, "We are deeply concerned for the protection of our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Christians are already regularly suffering at the hands of terrorists, and now Boko Haram has promised to vamp up their dedication to destroying Christianity in the nation. The government must step up its efforts to protect Christian citizens in particular from the hateful advances of Boko Haram as they proclaim and even publish their rising efforts against Nigerians."
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Jihadi Propaganda Video Calls On Warriors To Break The Cross

Just in case there was any doubt about the spirit behind ISIS and these Jihadists, it's indeed the spirit of antichrist. Let's take a quick look at something here because here is where I think we can get a glimpse of the system that will last 42 moths. I am not going to borrow or cut and paste. Just click on over and read this article.

Now read this.

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;
and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name,
and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him
 to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him,
whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain
from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.
(Rev 13:5-9)

Thus saith the scripture about the system of the false prophet.

This is why for years I have said that the system to watch is militant Islam and this talk of Jihad has a powerful antichrist spirit behind it. Moreover it's already infecting America's security apparatus. Take a look here as our taxpayer dollars are being used to support some of these groups who have committed atrocities.  Amnesty International's report can be found here.

I think what needs to be understood here by wiser, mature Christians is this. Our political establishment, at least growing sections of it, has far less aversion to radical Islam than they tell us when they want to take away our rights. We trained, armed, supported, directed various forms of Islamic Jihadism since the inception of the war in Syria. It is no wonder the region is in such a bloody mess.

No, America does not bare all or even most of it, but a significant part of it does lie right in the big chairs over at DOD, CIA, State and the White House, who knew what they were doing could easily lead to the disaster we now have and were going to do it anyway. The problem is that our foreign policy too often plays lap dog to what the Saudi's want, and they want to spread their form of Sunni Islam (Wahhabisim) to the rest of the region and then the world. More here.

Brethren in Christ, Keep your eyes on this issue as well as the Islamic 'apologetics' being issued in certain quarters in corporate Christendom -  as well as links to Islamic Radicals that Presidential candidates have. Also keep in mind the number of GOP elite who now support her candidacy.

This is not said that we should hate Muslims. Far from it. Our duty is to bear witness to Christ and to love. Let no Christian says he loves God while he hates Muslims. No, but we must be wary of the spirit behind the violent, militant Islamism that is lopping off heads all over the Middle East and Africa.



It's later than you think, but you won't see what's going on as long as you slumber in front of the flat panel TV watching sports and movies.


 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
- Mark 13:37


4 Aug


What Trump Said About Crime (WaPo)

The above link is from the establishment's major news mouthpiece, the Washington Post. The Marshall project has their own take (written before Trump's speech here.

The phrase ‘Obama’s War on Cops’ has been a favorite Republican talking point in recent months, amplified by the recent atrocities in Dallas and Baton Rouge. Proponents often cite the rise in killings of police officers between 2013 and 2014,. What’s missing from that number is the fact that 2013 was a record-low year, with the fewest killings of police in a half-century of recorded data. In fact, police killings have declined steadily since the 70s, with the two safest years for cops both occurring under Obama.

Killings of Police, 1961-2015
The FBI tracks “felonious killings” of police, in which officers are killed by injuries suffered in the line of duty, not including accidental deaths. Preliminary data for last year counted 41 such killings, a number higher only than the 27 that occurred in 2013.
“Neighborhoods have become more violent under your watch.”
 - U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, of Colorado, addressing President Obama

We won’t know the national crime statistics for last year until the FBI releases them in the fall. Since Obama was sworn into office in 2009, rates of violent crimes reported to police have been on the decline, as part of a long downward trend that began in the early 1990s. The violent crime rate in 2014 was less than half what it was at its peak in 1991. - The Marshall Project

A closer look at the data yields typical Federal obfuscation. Go to the preliminary stats at the FBI site and all the links to the resources are gone.



From the FBI's crime statistic site - tan lighted portion are dead links.

The Marshall project does a good job of fact checking some of the hot air blown by GOP candidates on crime.

It's hard to come to terms with such scaremongering. But this is how the GOP scares up votes in many parts of America who are scared that 'they' will come into their neighborhoods and commit crime.

I see the problem as being multifaceted with race playing an important, but not all encompassing role in the problems in law enforcement. I think there are several factors that contribute to what we have today, which while not a 'crisis' in a statistical sense, has highlighted deep and systemic problems in policing that have been around for decades and is rapidly becoming a crisis in the social and political sense.  This is nothing new. How many of you remember that old song by Martin Gaye, called 'Inner City Blues'. There are a couple, of lines from that land mark song that talks about increasing crime and trigger happy policing.

"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", often shortened to "Inner City Blues", is a song by Marvin Gaye, released as the third and final single from and the climactic song of his 1971 landmark album, What's Going On. Written by Gaye and James Nyx Jr., the song depicts the ghettos and bleak economic situations of inner-city America, and the emotional effects these have on inhabitants. - Wikipedia

These problems have been here a long time. Frankly what I see is really nothing really new from the days when that song was sung. But there have been some changes in these respects. First off, technology has allowed these incidents to be spread about to the world instantaneously. Before, the media 'controllers' would decide when something would be aired and if America knew about it or not. now, these these can no longer be hidden. Within an hour after one of these incidents, a YouTube Video will go up to let the world know what happened. That is one very significant change that has diluted the ability of the power structure in the nation to control the narrative. Another change is that while America may be facing a policing crisis of sorts, the real crisis is one of economics. It's the lack of decent wage jobs in many Black communities that has so many Young Black Men (YBM) turning to other forms of less savory forms of revenue earning. This is not just seen in Black America, the jobs situation in White America as well is not as good as our leaders and their statistics tell us, and the rise of Donald Trump and his economic policies show is that millions of Americans are awakening to this fact.

In short, my view is that it is the economics of globalization, free trade, and phony job creation and statistical tricks to maintain a lie of a booming jobs economy that are one of the foundation stones of many of our ills. Granted, in many places in the nation, things are not bad. Some area's are seeing a boom. But in many communities, these economic  booms tend to miss them and certainly miss unskilled YBM. Youth unemployment is indeed a problem. Someone in the LA area may say that they don't see a problem, not really. To some degree they are correct. But when you go to a place like Detroit, it's a whole 'nother story.

But the lack of jobs, or at least good paying ones is not just hitting this group, Whites as well are often burdened with the lack of suitable employment. My point is this a kid who has a chance to make 15 bucks an hour doing honest work is far more likely to do right and stay on the right track. A kid who can't get a job with no prospects in sight, is going to go into survival mode and that often means for some people, crossing the line into crime.

I see the crime issue as one that politicians on both sides of the aisle wish to cynically use to get political power,  exploit and even exacerbate with the political power they get in order to keep the nation divided and scared enough to keep voting them into office. Some Elements in the GOP have no interest in solving America's crime problem. The bigger the problem, the more than can scare the suburban housewife to vote for them next time around and the more money can go to shady state and local 'security contracts' that target those 'scary dark people' who live on the other side of the tracks.

Why are we basically in the same place we were when Marvin Gaye wrote his song? Because no one wants to fix these problems. They require work and expending political capital. They require a common sense approach to these problems rather than a sound bite designed to polarize the nation, and this is one of my biggest concerns with Mr. Trump. He is listening to all the wrong people and as a result will implement all the wrong solutions and here is where the entry from a couple of days ago comes in and what I think the future is likely to resemble in the not too distant future.

Call it Holocaust II Software incorporated. What software am I referring to? Well, check it out because it's already being used more and more across the country to decide why a White guy and a Black woman with the same rap sheet can, by law, get widely disparate sentences.

I will give it that name because the basic idea for it comes from Hitlers Germany. What am I talking about? Nazi German policy 'proved' that all Jews were criminally inclined and the Police there used this 'proof' to target the Jews, imprison them (in concentration camps) and later exterminate them. Why? Because of this 'proof' and their twisted racial theories.

Yes, Nazi propaganda depicted all Jews as criminals that needed to be 'weeded out of society' was all too real. My point is not to say we are at that point yet, we are not. No, rather my point is that powerful people have been able to sell the same kinds of racial statistical lies that Hitler used against the Jews now against Blacks. Now they are doing it here in America. But here is where the careful use of propaganda comes in.

They never say this is about race, in fact very few places on line even discuss the racial aspect of this new algorithmic based sentencing, they deliberately hide the fact that race is even an issue in their algorithms. You do that when race is indeed a if not the key issue -  but you don't want to excite the target populations. Today, propaganda cannot be as blatant and as in your face as it was back in Nazi Germany and be effective. Today, propagandists hide critical data (a technique known as 'sanitization') - clean out critical truths,  lie about what the are doing and plan to do, and do as much as one can to control the 'narrative' while they can  - before people find out what they are doing to them.

No, today propaganda and societal changes are implemented with far greater skill and much more gradually than in Hitlers day.

Calling blacks more criminally inclined because jobs are scarce or non-existent for many of them is akin to calling Jews criminals in Nazi  Germany because many professions were not open to them. The society, by administrative and political means creates all the conditions necessary to increase criminal behavior in certain groups of people and then sets up special laws (or software) to make sure that the target population is removed from the general population. Call it high-tech racism.


Now, let me make this plain. I am fully cognizant of the deeper problems of criminal recidivism. It's a very real problem and simply put, many police are highly frustrated when they arrest a person and a couple of years later, they have to arrest the same guy after he did his 6 months in county jail. This is indeed a major issue, so while I don't like the way these trend in machine based sentencing is heading, I know that it is also unwise to not deal with the problem of repeat offenders, especially of violent crimes.

Trump and Crime? I don't know on one level he scares me, but Trump also has a very long pattern of supporting a number of liberal causes, so it is unclear to me just how he plans to attack America's crime problem.

He may turn out to be like Obama and just talk us half to death.
30 July




Hosea XV

We left off last time with verse 5 of Chapter 10. I did not quite get to verse six, though that was the plan (!).

It shall also be carried to Assyria, a present to King Jareb.
 Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
 Samaria is cut off; her king is as a bough on the face of the water.
(Hos 10:6-7 - LITV)

Hosea, by divine inspiration tells the Northern Kingdom a powerful word here. That their glory (vs 5) will be carried off to Assyria. The key here is that not only Israel was going to Assyria, but so were the idols in which she trusted. The implications here are that the calf idols and other idols of wood and stone that Israel had worshiped would be plucked up, and taken to Assyria as a gift to the King. There is no record of a King Jareb in any text, Hebrew or otherwise. But as mentioned before in this series on Hosea, the name has a meaning as well. I will repeat it here.
H3377
ירב
yârêb
yaw-rabe'
From H7378; he will contend; Jareb, a symbolical name for Assyria: - Jareb. Compare H3402.

It only occurs in two places, here and in Hosea 5:13. The king was probably one that is referred to as Pul, but (for you history buffs) even that is not a certainty historically speaking. I will pass on what Eaton's Dictionary says about him and leave you with this historical question to ferret out for yourselves.

Pul
(1.) An Assyrian king. It has been a question whether he was identical with Tiglath-pileser III. (q.v.), or was his predecessor. The weight of evidence is certainly in favour of their identity. Pul was the throne-name he bore in Babylonia as king of Babylon, and Tiglath-pileser the throne-name he bore as king of Assyria. He was the founder of what is called the second Assyrian empire. He consolidated and organized his conquests on a large scale. He subdued Northern Syria and Hamath, and the kings of Syria rendered him homage and paid him tribute. His ambition was to found in Western Asia a kingdom which should embrace the whole civilized world, having Nineveh as its centre. Menahem, king of Israel, gave him the enormous tribute of a thousand talents of silver, “that his hand might be with him” (2Ki_15:19; 1Ch_5:26). The fact that this tribute could be paid showed the wealthy condition of the little kingdom of Israel even in this age of disorder and misgovernment. Having reduced Syria, he turned his arms against Babylon, which he subdued. The Babylonian king was slain, and Babylon and other Chaldean cities were taken, and Pul assumed the title of “King of Sumer [i.e., Shinar] and Accad.” He was succeeded by Shalmanezer IV
. - Eatons

The key here is in the second part of verse six, that all that idol worshiping and all night sex parties under the moon lit idols of the Northern Kingdom, will bring this horrible shame on the people. Israel was listening to bad advice, and that advice will be their shame. When you take 'consultative advice' from satan and his ministers (in the form of idols, and occultists) shame is the result. The same theme can be found in prophetic and eschatological works. What happens at the two resurrections as Daniel lays out?

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:
many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
(Dan 12:2-4)

In the very last days, let us remember that there will be global idolatry and those who do not partake of it, will not be able to buy or sell and will be hunted down to be killed. I will digress here for just a moment because I think it meet.

As our world moves towards that final 42 month system, looking at these old prophecies may to some be a bit of an anachronism? Why talk about Hosea, when all the stuff is happening in our world, brother Mark? I understand how many of you feel about that and to tell the truth, that was pretty much how I felt when I started the work on all of these Old time prophets. I have already gone through most of them. But this much we can see. The theme's for then as they are for today and the very last hour, they are all pretty much the same. Idolatry? People say no one worships idols any more. But in our times, we do. They just take different forms the most visible of which is the gods of materialism. But there are other gods out there as well. The fact is God, wants us to trust him and no one but him, not in our idols. Idols will always lead you astray and give you that bad counsel. In the last days, there will be the counsel of the devil that gives -  submit, worship, take the mark and eat. And the counsel of the Lord that says if you do, your place in eternal torment is assured, you have God's eternal word on it. Two differing words of counsel, two different fates.

As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.
The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed:
the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars;
and they shall say to the mountains,

Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
(Hos 10:7-8)

This word is directed  first towards Samaria, the main city of the North.  Her king was going to be cut off. The word for cut off is one that has a deep 'finality' to it.

H1820
דּמה
dâmâh
daw-maw'
A primitive root; to be dumb or silent; hence to fail or perish; transitively to destroy: - cease, be cut down (off), destroy, be brought to silence, be undone, X utterly.

The metaphor that Hosea uses 'foam upon the water' eludes me. Barnes thinks this may be like Straw, others see it like bubbles that pop one after another in rapid succession. Here is What Clarke says.

As lightly as a puff of wind blows off the foam that is formed below by a fall of water, so shall the kings of Israel be cut off. We have already seen that not less than four of them died by assassination in a very short time. [Clarke's Notes from Hosea 7:7 follow]  There was a pitiful slaughter among the idolatrous kings of Israel; four of them had fallen in the time of this prophet. Zechariah was slain by Shallum; Shallum, by Menahem; Pekahiah, by Pekah; and Pekah, by Hoshea, 2 Kings 15. All were idolaters, and all came to an untimely death.  - Adam Clarke

Verse eight goes back to the high places of Aven (Bethaven) and how they would also be destroyed. That one day, the fields would be untended and the weeds would cover these altars The last part of the verse is rather interesting. Note that is the weeds - the thorns and thistle's who utter  'cover us and fall on us'.

Yet our Lord (Luke 23:30) and also in the book of Revelation makes the same reference to the same thing. In all three instances we see this phrase used during a time of distress and tribulation. Here is the passage in Revelation.

And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us,
and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
(Rev 6:16-17)

What is the key here?  Think about it like this. There is a great harvest in the last days. One group, the wheat go into the Lord's barn, the other group the weeds (tares), get sifted out and burned. We all should know the passage, it's one of the longest parables in the NT, forty verses long (Matt 13:3-13:43). So while Hosea was taking about tangible things, real weeds, his words had deep and very important prophetic implications. The real weeds of his time, are going to be just like the spiritual weeds of the last days, they will be asking the mountains and rocks to fall on them, to hide them from what they know is coming towards them. They would rather die in an avalanche than face the living God. Why? Just like the weeds of Hosea's time, they hung around idols and idolatrous worship too long.


Hosea XVI

O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood:
the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them,
when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

(Hos 10:9-10)
Verse 9 begins with God's word against Israel and it's sin at Gibeah. Which of course is a reference to at least the afore mentioned incident with the concubine, but also is probably a reference to the place where Saul dwelt when Israel demanded of the Lord a King (1 Sam 10:26). Israel stood and still persisted in its sins from yesteryear. This is the real crime, that they really did not repent. This is one of the main problems when God is most forbearing to sinners. People look upon it as weakness or God's indifference to evil. As we go back to Judges chapter 20 we see how Benjamin compounded the sin.

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you? Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel: But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together out of the cities unto Gibeah, to go out to battle against the children of Israel.
(Jdg 20:12-14)

The  battle did not go well with the Israelites and why they eventually had a kind of victory, they could not catch them. The whole incident is covered in Judges Chapter 20 onwards.

Hosea brings this sin to light showing that they really had not paid for it. The passage seems to indicate that while that sin (the consequences for it) did not overtake them then, it will now in a far worse fashion. Benjamin did finally survive the battle, but now all of Israel was infected with sin and evil. This time, the battle would overtake them, for the Lord remembered their iniquity. God then lays out his desire. He remembers their sins and now he was going to chastise them. God was going to raise up armies against them. The last part of Verse ten is a bit obscure and commentators do not agree exactly how the phrase should be rendered. The two furroughs clearly is a farming analogy. Some think the image is one of two oxen that pull a plough side by side. Others see an analogy of the sins that Israel committed and were bound in their sin like Oxen. Barnes take goes like this. I post it because it gives us both the linguistic and spiritual sense of the passage.

When they shall bind themselves in their two furrows - They “bind themselves” and Satan “binds them” to their sin. In harmony and unity in nothing else, they will bind themselves, and plow like two oxen together, adding furrow to furrow, joining on line to line of sin. They who had thrown off the light and easy yoke of God, who were ever like a restive, untamed, heifer, starting aside from the yoke, would “bind” and band themselves steadily in their own ways of sin, cultivating sin, and in that sin should destruction overtake them. People who are unsteady and uneven in everything besides, will be steadfast in preening sin; they who will submit to no constraint, human or divine, will, in their slavery to their passions, submit to anything. No slavery is so heavy as that which is selfimposed.

This translation has followed an old Jewish tradition, expressed by the vowels of the text, and old Jewish authorities. With other vowels, it may be rendered, literally, “in their binding to their two transgressions,” which gives the same sense, “because they bound themselves to their two transgressions,” or, passively, “when they are bound, on account of their two transgressions.” The “two transgressions,” may designate the two calves, “the sin of Israel,” or the twofold guilt of fornication, spiritual, and in the body; the breach of both tables of God’s law; or as Jeremiah says, “My people hath committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, which can hold no water” Jer_2:13
. - Albert Barnes
The Hebrew names version of the Bible translates the passage like this.

When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the nations will be gathered against them,
when they are bound to their two transgressions.
(Hos 10:10)

The Literal Translation says this.

When I desire, I shall bind them; and the peoples shall be gathered against them,
when they bind themselves to their two perversities.
(Hos 10:10)

The following verse though may give us a little more insight into what is meant.

And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn;
but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride;
Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
(Hos 10:11)
The imagery here is farming again. Back in those days, Corn was threshed by an ox tied to a post when a great stone wheel and the ox would go round and round. This verse seems to show how God looked upon Israel and when she was doing the work of God. This appears to be a similitude of the yoke of the Lord where all had their part to play in creating a harvest. Is this not what our Lord alluded to?

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

(Mat 11:28-30)

Rather than the previous verses, this one seems to be an exhortation that Israel give herself over to Godly service, as verse 12 clearly makes plain.

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground:
for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies:
because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.

(Hos 10:12-13)

The Lord here now describes the ground that he wants them all to walk in, the ground of righteousness. God here exhorts his people to seek God. This is a key theme in the New Testament, sowing and reaping (2Cor 9:6, Gal 6:7-9). This is what the Lord here is describing. Farming for God, rather than for evil. The crop they were growing caused them to eat not mercy, but lies.

Here we also find the prophetic imagery of rain.  The idea is that if the people did their part in the work of godly farming, God would do his and provide rain in its season. The last part of verse thirteen I think is so telling of our world and particularly our nation today.

America and even Modern Israel today no longer trusts the Lord, they now accept a pantheon of gods and goddesses philosophy's. Our President made it plain in simple English, America is not a Christian nation. America has trusted in 'her way', not the way of the Lord. America's way more and more is nothing more than the ways of Mammon and any truly God fearing Christian can see it. America as well no longer trusts in the arm of the Lord, but in her 'mighty men', which is a prophetic similitude for her military. America, like Israel in those days trusts in her pantheon of gods, particularly the religion of Freemasonry. She trusts in her stealth fighters and carrier groups; nuclear weapons and Special Operations teams. She does not trust in the Lord.

Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled,
as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces
upon her children. So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness:
in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
(Hos 10:14-15)


This passage shows the fruit of trusting in one's own ways rather than those of the Lord. Because this is a direct cause and effect passage. God is letting them know that this is the result of it, there would be a tumult among the people. The word for tumult is this one

H7588
שׁאון
shâ'ôn
shaw-one'
From H7582; uproar (as of rushing); by implication destruction: -  X horrible, noise, pomp, rushing, tumult (X -uous).

They trusted in their military, but it would not do them any good. All of their fortifications would be crushed by an invading army that God himself was sending to judge Israel for her sins. The prophet then goes on to describe the destruction in ways they understood for their times,  'as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle'. The reference here to Shalman is almost certainly to Shalmaneser, King of Assyria. This is merely an abbreviation. The disaster described here by Hosea is not mentioned anywhere in scripture. The name Betharbel is from the Hebrew word.

H1009
בּית ארבּאל
bêyth 'arbê'l
bayth ar-bale'
From H1004 and H695 and H410; house of God's ambush; Beth Arbel, a place in Palestine: - Beth-Arbel.

The above reference H695 is this word.

H695
ארב
'ereb
eh'-reb
From H693; ambuscade: - den, lie in wait.

You can read more about the word here.

The incident seems to imagine some kind of inhuman cruelty that was probably well known in Hosea's time but is no longer. The last verse lays the blame on all of this evil that shall come to pass on them on their idols at Bethel. Bethel is where Jeroboam set up his golden calf's, in direct opposition to the religious worship of the Judah, the southern kingdom. He wanted to ensure the loyalty of the people remained with him and his northern kingdom and  thus set up a new religious system. It was one founded in wickedness. The kings of Israel had led the people of the North astray and as such, would be as the prophet says, 'be utterly cut off'.

We will get to Hosea Chapter 11, hopefully next week!


Persecution Magazine

The ICC again gives us it's excellent Persecution Magazine. The Link to the magazine is obscured, but the newsletter, while copyright is allowed to be distributed by others.

This is usually a really excellent way to find out how our brothers and sisters are faring throughout the world.

You can sign up to get their news letter by visiting their site. They will send you a hard copy as well if you assist in their work. This looks at Christians in Pakistan, a good look at the victims of violence in Nigeria, the fate of Christians in China, North Korea Iraq and other places as well.


Source ICC

Christians In Egypt Under Attack

Another report on the state of Christians in Egypt after homes were broken into and burned.

Priest Killed In France: Accused Were Teens Allied With ISIS

Apparently one attacker was known by authorities as having links to Militants, wore a tracking bracelet and still carried out the attack.

Refugee Jihad Spreads In Germany

Merkel can spin this disaster of terrorism in Europe any way she wants, she bears a large part of the responsibility for it with her poorly conceptualized and executed 'free for all' asylum policies.
Pope Francis as well bears considerable blame for this as he was calling for those very same policies. Islamic proselytizing seems more important to each than the security of their citizens.

Yes, that was indeed one of the goals KEY goals of those who were behind it and pushing each to implement this foolish, destructive policy they painted with a humanitarian face.

There are some very good links in the above story so check it out.

The bigger picture is this - This is all about the spreading of the religious system of the false prophet and the last days system. There is a trend in place now and as I put in to my last prophetic update, the elite are having their biggest successes, not in supranationalism and economics, but in the realm of religion and spirituality. But that is not the only place.

Again, let it not be said that I think that those people should not have been helped. They should have been and in far more effective ways than we are seeing now. But the risks they were warned and warned and I also did here at ths site long before the first boat came ashore about are now happening just about as planned.

Yes, the rapes and terror were well planned and organized not by ISIS but by those men with great power who created, arm and direct them.

You could laugh and mock if i did not tell my readers this was coming long before it did.

I did warn and people mocked. 

These men have a plan and the people of this earth are falling for it hook line and sinker.

Many, years ago I told my readers of these things and the connections and where things are heading, why and who is behind it.

Yet even to this day so many people, Christians in particular are blind to where this will lead.

Now let me say this before my Islamic and Satanic enemies who have top jobs in the Intelligence community try and latch on and twist want I am saying here to start some new crap against me.

I believe that every person has right to believe as he or she wishes. I don't believe that anyone including the state should coerce religion in any form on any individual or group. People should be allowed to make their own choices...

...and be rewarded or suffer for them on the day of Judgment accordingly.

Free will is God's gift to all of us as with the responsibility of those choices. No one has the right to take it away.


Thousands Of Bangleshshi Muslims Embrace Christ

This despite the death penalty for 'apostasy'.

Let us thank God for this harvest and let us also keep in mind why so many from other parts of the world are turning to Christ and so many, when they come to America forsake Christianity. Materialism and our 'give me more, the latest and the biggest' culture is one big reason.

We have a very enticing god here in America that slowly pulls the faithful away.

It's called Mammon.

The False Choice: Fight ISIS Or Russia And China?

A look at the debate in the US army.

Baton Rougue Shooting: Healing Wounds With Love

A basic, yet inspiring message taking a good look at the past and where we are at today.

North Korea Bans Goods Bearing Christian Crosses

This is the worst place in earth to be a Christian.

Massive Increase In Persecution In India

Converts are treated particularly badly.

Russian Foreign Ministry: Christians Subjected To Severe Persecution

Lavrov himself highlights this important issue.

China's ISIS Problem

Yes, many Muslim Chinese are joining ISIS. Time Magazine also has a piece here.

Islam, Investors, Property, And The Firing Of A Christian Teacher

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan last month showed up at a Christian school, handed over a letter of dismissal of the headmistress and physically removed her, installing another teacher in her office, sources said.

Civilians supporting Muslim investors’ desire to take over the church property on which the Bahri Evangelical School stands in North Khartoum accompanied police who came to the site on June 2 and gave school leaders the letter of dismissal of headmistress Gisma Saeed. They then broke her office doors and replaced her with a teacher of their own, sources said.

Police also detained and released Saeed that day. - Morning Star News

LA: 10,000 Homes Evacuated In Massive Fire



Lifeline To A Drowning World

Brothers, some days it's a chore to look at what is happening to our world. I see so much evil and trouble and there are days when I just have to shake my head at the evils and troubles that befall it.

Why are murder rates in Brazil so high? Why is Venezuela imploding? Why are mad Generals trying to start a nuclear war? Why are so many young lives being butchered in the western world with a powerful political protection racket to ensure it continues? Why has the spirit of murder descended on America?

There are many reasons we will hear. Globalization, the crisis of 2008, overpopulation, corruption, lack of resources, economic inequality, the list goes on. The reality is that our world is sinking. It's sinking into a morass of sin, selfishness and evil.

'I Want My Cake Sin And Eat It Too!'

This is the real problem in our world today. People have forgotten God and see the immediate 'rewards' of sin and throw all caution, conscience and morality to the wind in order to get those 'rewards'. In truth, serving God can often entail some sacrifice, mostly just the loss of those sinful pleasures that don't bring happiness or joy to begin with. The writer of the book of Hebrews lays out how the saints of old had to deal with many of the same problems we face today.

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God,
than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
 (Hebrews 11:25 [KJVA])


Men today, are much more easily enticed into sin for just a few trinkets. A shiney car, a nice cardboard and plastic 'mansion' in the suburbs, a gorgeous, 'plastic' wife with a credit card reader where her heart should be. More and more, these are the kinds of things that men are giving up their souls to obtain and it shows up in our daily headlines. Brothers and sisters, those of you who have come to know Christ in a real and intimate way, I ask you all to consider these things in light of what our Lord told us about these days we now live in. Treachery, treason, lies, hate, murder, perversions - these are more and more part of daily human behavior and with the so many people now here on earth, so has the crescendo of sin grown.

 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, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(II Timothy 3:1-7 [KJVA])


The real problem is that the entity that calls itself a church is more and more part of the basic problem here. But only one facet of it. But an important one. What do I mean?

The Church should be leading people to the lifeline that God has provided to our world. That lifeline is Jesus Christ, whose death and resurrection paid the terrible penalty for our day in and day out wickedness. But the Church more and more is not a lifeline to a drowning man, it's an anvil, tied to his ankles while he flails in water 30 feet deep, spiritually speaking. More and more, sin and evil are being approved of by wicked Church leadership whose sole job is to deceive the Church into the arms of the world system and use its power, administrative, 'moral authority' and financial power, to serve the rising beast system. I can think of many top religious leaders who are doing this, knowing full well whom they are really serving... and doing it anyway.

Brothers, I know this - God is still reaching out to mankind. He still very much wants to save souls, but we as men, as sons of Adam, must come to him on his, not our terms and this is where so many religious leaders miss the boat. They think they can alter the terms for genuine fellowship and salvation in order to fill their pews, but the truth is the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only genuine eternal gospel.


And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
having the everlasting gospel
 to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him;
for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth,
and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
(Revelation of John 14:6-7 [KJVA])

Brothers, if our world is slowly disintegrating, and social unrest is being seen more and more in our world and yes, even the idea of the possibility of complete societal collapse is no longer so far fetched, it is because of our nations and our world love of sin and are working pretty hard in its shift towards evil. One really good look at Venezuela shows is that these things really can happen and when they do, all hell breaks loose. Crime, thefts, murders skyrocket as police become ineffective, or worse, part of the crime problem.

Why? Brothers. Man is a broken species. We are in many ways spiritual cripples, trying to find out personal 'Nirvana' without looking to God and doing those things it takes to heal our crippled minds and souls.

We don't see ourselves as being crippled in this fashion. Why not? Because everyone around us is also crippled in like fashion.

Brothers and sisters. God is still reaching out to man, but as we see in the above verses there are two themes in it we all need to be aware of.

1. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the eternal gospel.
2. There will come a time when God will judge the earth for its wickedness.

God's word is sure and in this age of Grace, we as Christians must be certain that others know that God is really calling out to men who will seek him, honor him and serve him in spirit and in truth.

 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say,
Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will,
let him take the water of life freely. 
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of
the prophecy of this book,
If any man shall add unto these things,
God shall add unto him the plagues that are
written in this book:
(Revelation of John 22:17-18 [KJVA])


Yes, dear readers, lost and saved. God's grace is still out there. That lifeline is still dangling in the water for us to grab hold of. But WE must grab hold of it. He will never force himself on us. To serve him is a decision we must make, and be firm in that decision, knowing full well the cost.

 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first,
 and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it,
all that behold it begin to mock him,
  Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
  Or what king, going to make war against another king,
sitteth not down first, 
and consulteth whether he be able with
ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage,

 and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that
 forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

(Luke 14:28-33 [KJVA])

Following Christ is not easy, but it is not all that hard, though there are times when it is. Persecution is promised to all who follow Christ. You can no more be a Christian and not suffer persecution, than you can fall into a lake and not get wet. One goes with the other.

But God's gift itself is freely given, to any who genuinely desire it. There is one way and one way ONLY to the living and true God. Let no Pope, televangelist, internet site or preacher tell you anything else. There is no other way to God but through the atoning work of Jesus Christ

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
 no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
 (John 14:6 [KJVA])

Dear readers, God loves mankind. Yes, truly. He is not up there just waiting to bring trouble to us, he wants us to come to him so that he can solve so many of the troubles our own bad behavior and our enemies have made for us. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son. And God who gave so much for us, must love us very, very much!


He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
(Romans 8:32)


Let no man tell you that God's love for us is not very real.

But God is not going to force himself on anyone. Love is a choice and we must return that love by making a choice. The Choice to heed God and obey him.

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them,
 he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father,
and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 
(John 14:21, KJV)


Amen, even so come lord Jesus!!


Contracts, The CIA And How To Torture Your Way To An Easy Retirement

Provided with no comment. The link was posted here in entry on the 15th but upon a re-look could not be found in the piece. I repost the link here.


19 July


Painful Times

The shooting in Baton Rouge should cause is all to really take some time to pause and consider. This is such a tragedy, men who are sworn to protect the public being shot dead for no other reason than that they wear a uniform. This is so very, very sad.

Are we on the verge of major race related violence? Frankly I think it quite possible. Black Americans, like myself are tired of the way our criminal justice system treats us. I don't like to see Black men shot dead for driving around with a busted tail light. This kind of thing has happened all to often and almost just as often, the cop, who life was never threatened, gets off scot-free.

Many Black Americans, frankly are not going to put up with that any more. Mind you, what this random shooter did was as criminal as it was evil; killing innocent people. But a people who are enraged, often to things that are violent and ill considered, as with this shooting and the one in Dallas.

There are some very angry Black Americans out there and I think America needs to understand why so many are so angry.

I would call on the President and city leaders particularly Mayors and County officials as well as those in the State Houses to begin to look at a responsible, fair and even handed way to make sure that Police who use their badge to murder are held fully accountable.

1. I would lean on major cities to get rid of the grand jury system for fatal police shootings, or get them to put a panel of citizens in place to decide whether it is a Grand jury or a trial is in order. This would be hard. These are State and local issues. Still a President has many, many political and legal tools at his disposal to pressure and 'convince' cities and States to change their policies. Withholding of key federal funding on 'civil rights' grounds is one of them. Blacklisting key donors to racist politico's from federal contracts is another, sending in armies of EPA, IRS and other federal agencies to investigate corrupt and racist racketeers and their funders is another. - there are ways to make racist city councils, judges, county executives 'bleed from a thousand cuts' to get them to change their policies. He just has to decide that it is worth expending political capital to do it, and nearly eight years later, he clearly shown is he has no such desire. I think getting rid of grand juries in fatal police shootings would be a really big step in the right direction. Too often these juries are nothing more than a shield for murder.

2. I would look carefully at changing federal administrative and legal procedures to make any organized racial assault by law reinforcement as a major national security issue. He could do it.... if the victims were gay or transgender, you know darn well he would do it!!! He has grounds - America is on the verge of a major cycle of racially charged civil unrest and we need leadership with some guts and a vision.

I am sorry but 7.5 years of Obama have shown he does not posses these qualities in any significant quantity unless you write him a big fat check.

This will go a long way in assuaging the rage that is out there that only grows with each new outrage committed against Black America


More importantly, I think we need to remember that most cops are good cops. They are not out to kill anyone. They are hired to protect people and most do their best to do just that. So I don't think demonization of police is in order. Not in the least

The afore mentioned state and local officials need to understand this - Their job is to protect the rights of all Americans, not just protect the Police. The immediate 'knee jerk' response to praise and exonerate bad policing needs to be done away with. Yes, they are Public servants that need to be respected. But they also draw pay directly from the taxpayer and need to be held accountable by the same.

Brothers, lets be careful about who we listen to in times like this. Racist Americans (and certain portions of the major media conglomerates) will always find some Uncle Tom's to lambaste and denigrate those who have been victimized and give them considerable airtime. Others will use the anger of those who have been wronged to stir up trouble here in America and add fuel to the fires of anger burning in Black America in the hopes of destabilizing the country. The propaganda will be intense and most wont recognize it for what it is. One thing the propagandists will always do - they will work on you EMOTIONS, not your rationality. The narrative today seems to be to demonize Black Lives Matter and not a cop who shots an unarmed Black man.... and how dare Blacks protest it.

If it's coming on CNN, Fox, MSNBC etc, it's propaganda. But those are hardly the only place it exists.

Do your best to tone down your emotions, turn on your brain, listen carefully to what some are saying and more importantly what they are not saying and you can often gauge who is lying for whom. The problems here frankly go far beyond just a few shootings - there is a social explosion about ready to boil over and the Brothers are merely the 'canary in a coalmine' and if you think the Brothers are the only ones angry, go and look at the GOP convention and you can see that Trump has risen largely because of White anger and frustration.

Brothers and sisters, we must not let our baser emotions get the better of us. Street violence is not and never has been a solution to anything.

I ask that you all lift up all of these people, the fallen officers, their families as well as all of the victims and the families of these unwarranted police killings of unarmed Americans.

And if a house be divided against itself,
that house cannot stand.
 (Mark 3:25 [KJVA])

15 July

Putin, Kerry Meet To Salvage Syrian Peace Talks

The talks which are stalled need the deeper cooperation of both of these powers. Putin has consistently asked for this cooperation, but the US has resisted for reasons I have noted before.

But there appears to be a change in the wind. Slowly some US officials are doing a re-think. But the DOD and the CIA are against it, pushing for the very same 'regime change; that has drowned the region in blood and refugee's.

What will become of all of this is not clear. I think there is a high level of frustration on the parts of key leaders in the administration that the plans that these 'know it alls' in the intelligence community never seem to work out they way they say it is supposed to. Second, the President is in full legacy mode. He does not want to be remembered as 'the refugee maker'.

Second, the DOD and CIA are too often behave like children. To them this is a 'game' where one side wins and another loses. How can they possibly think that ISIS is not the threat after the evil they have done? Yet they are so filled with hatred for Assad that they will let terrorists run loose to allow ISIS continue their devilry and create even more refugees. Better the whole region be drenched in more blood than admit defeat to a policy that should never have been implemented in the first place. These policies having had its origin, not in America, but in Saudi Arabia where the CIA director reportedly converted to Islam.

Is the CIA director a Saudi mole?

I don't think I am the only person who has asked that question.

In fact, I know I am not and in far more important places than out here in the Blogosphere.

I don't know, but if you want to know why I was so heavily targeted by the CIA, I think Mr Brennan was one (but not the only) of the key reasons why, for reasons I cannot reveal. I am a Christian and a Black American man and these two are 'enemy number one' in key sectors of the US 'security apparatus'. They don't like no nigga's and they don't like no Christians. I may not have a lot of traffic, but this site is, in more ways than one, quite influential because of the high level and influential people who come by here regularly. That is why they spent so much time and money targeting me.

I hate to be so raw about it, but there it is  - a deep racist hate, in all its hateful reality out there. They just don't like no Black folk. Now they will hire, work with and use an African... one who has no connection to the people and problems in Black America and will not use their position to help other Black Americans, if only to deflect charges of racism. In short, these are your true Anti-Americans they sit in or next to the 'big chairs' in your top secret government agencies and find a way... a LEGAL way,  to keep the brothers down... especially the smart ones who will help other Black Americans get a foot in the door. 

Yes, certain people in the agency use their covert power to target law abiding Americans who are guilty of nothing more than being Black or following after Christ, or reporting on corporate crime, or being an activist against an oil Pipeline or protecting the rights of children, or....

You know, Black Americans often wonder where our real men, our real Black leaders are. The MLK's of today. Where are they? I will tell you. Once the CIA or the FBI see's the potential for such a man to arise, they take him down, quietly, covertly and often permanently.

It must be covert so that Black Americans never figure out who was behind it or that it even occurred.

Don't like someone? Set 'em to go to jail!! No one will know who is behind it when it's all said and done. That is too often what the CIA has been up, by driving their legal truck through existing US intelligence laws.

Who is really running our policy in the region and whose interests does it really serve? Not America's, not the people of Syria who have consistently voted for Assad. Not the 13 million refugee's that our reprobate and wicked policies have created. Not the headless corpses in the desert.

What is America's biggest problem? The real deal? America thinks she knows what's best for everyone else. They think that their 'truth' is the only 'truth' when often their truth is nothing but a tissue of lies anyone with a brain can see though. Too often they rant against other people's so called 'propaganda', while their own is worse and far more deadly to the innocent if believed. It is the stink of our arrogance, violently enforced that has so much of the world up in arms against us, and creating so many refugee's. Somewhere along the way, we have become so arrogant and violent, so pig-headed that we cannot admit we were wrong and make a U-Turn. This is in essence the problem that we have over at DOD and CIA. They f-cked up...royally...  and can't admit it.

The President is right to make a break with these 'know it alls'  in the DOD and the CIA who in reality know nothing except how to take life, remove peace and bring in chaos and make their contractor buddies rich in the process.

I ask you all that you pray that some good can come out of these talks and that we get rid of the rot out of the US intelligence community and the DOD and begin to use our policies to better America and bring peace rather than enrich the keepers of the City of Mecca.

Changes In Russia

But Putin is turning back the clock on digital rights. These new internet and anti-terror regulations have a lot of Russians up in arms. It lays out some heavy liabilities for citizens and for ISP's also extra burdens.

Popular daily decries new Russian anti-terror bills
Marina Ozerova, Putin has signed the 'Yarovaya package,' Supplementing it with special instructions. The demands on service providers and Internet companies within the timeframe indicated by the laws would appear impracticable - Moskovsky Komsomolets
 

Snowden has also come forward and condemned the move, calling it a massive tax on the internet and calling it 'big brother'. Yes, Putin needs security measures, given the current European security environment, I will grant him that. But he needs some real checks and balances in his system to ensure that the rights of ordinary Russians are not violated by overzealous or corrupted security people... and he has a problem inside his services and I am pretty sure he knows it.

But Putin is also looking into other parts of the Russian economy. Russia needs money and one place he is  starting to look is the underground economy.  This Bloomberg piece talks a bit about a phenomenon that is not at all uncommon in many parts of the world, including the US. The part of the economy where people don't pay taxes. The Shade Tree mechanics and the 'cash only' plumber. The size of this economy is said to be very large, nearly 25% of GDP and about half of all Russians are part of it. Russia does need money - It's budget deficit is expected to exceed the IMF's forcast. The IMF has an interesting Russia forecast here.


How bad does he need the money? Pretty badly. Putin, never one to hide uncomfortable truths from his people was blunt about the reason why he had to sell of certain State enterprises, He needs the money. Putin is not a big one on privatization, especially to non-Russian enterprises. But facts are facts, he needs the cash. Why? It's not hard to figure, the collapse of oil prices through American price manipulation (no, I am not guessing here) is the reason. But even now, some are asking if higher prices will really be a boon to Russia's economy.

But Russia and the US have their problems and this too is weighing on the Russian economy. NATO is trying to conjure up threats and tripwires to start a war with Russia that one one can possibly win. But Russia has laid down the gauntlet. There will be a war if NATO encroaches on Russia and one thing you can be sure of. Vladimir Putin does not bluff when it comes to Russian security.

Putin is also trying to populate its far East with ethnic Russians. Russia is doing what America did back in the 1800's with the Homestead act. He is encouraging Russians to 'pioneer' out East. Putin's concern is that the lack of Native Russians will cause China to begin to settle the area, leaving him with a significant security problem if an when relations between China and Russia sour.

Prophetic Update

(Note: This is an update I wrote many weeks ago for insiders)

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;
and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:
for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
(Luk 21:25-26)


What time is it brothers? It's late. Very late. My goodness one look at that freakish festival they had in Switzerland should tell any of us that! There are many very interesting and troubling trends in our world today and in many ways, the western globalists are in a quandary about where to make their next move. There is a mess out there and they, the globalists know that their policies are very much to blame for much of it. Now they are in many ways stuck between a rock and a hard place. They don't know which way to turn. With Deutche Bank in trouble, turmoil in Europe over immigration, the looming possibility of a Brexit the growing prospect of a war with Russia, the world has got it's problems. What are the solutions the rich and powerful have up their sleeve? I don't think they really have one, at least not one that can forestall significant problems and perhaps a medium to high degree of social chaos. Can they come up with a solution? I think there are considerable and sharp differences in opinion as to where the power players in the west want to take the world for the rest of the first half of this century. The disastrous economic policy to the 'solution' to the crisis of 2008 is turning out to be worse than the disease.. This most interesting rant from Germany's largest and most important Bank DB lays out at least one of the major problems the power players are facing. Listen, they don't have a solution, despite their confident looks after their meetings. They have taken enormous risks with things like zero interest rate policy and even negative interest rate policy. Now they don't know what to do. Raise rates and watch any growth come crashing down? They are in a serious conundrum.

I start here with a snapshot of some of the economic problems our world is facing for a reason. Today's world, its systems of governance all revolve more and more around an increasingly centralized and morally ambiguous economic system. Just like the Bible strongly implied for the last days, these are the ties that will bind the last days system. The money and payment system. It is incumbent on the faithful, who are watching to consider these issues as the rich, powerful and satanic, move to put the final touches on the Global system of governance.

We are blessed in that we have been given the wisdom needed to understand the times and the seasons and know the clues and signs that the Holy Spirit left for us to watch for so that we may understand what awaits us. This is an enormous blessing. This is the idea that Christ wanted to make clear when he was speaking to the people in parables, the same applies to the prophecies he and his apostles gave us for these very last days.

For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have
desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them;
and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
(Mat 13:17)

I also think at times we Christians can be a little too hard on the lost when they don't see, believe or understand Bible prophecy. For the most part, it has not been given for them to see. Moreover the devil is very busy using his deceiving spirits to lie to and misdirect the world into his arms.  We true believers in Christ, who have truly been born again and have gone that second mile with Christ I think, give the world far too much credit in these matters. They don't understand because they can't understand.

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the
mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath,
to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not,
 from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables:
because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
(Mat 13:11-13)


Yes, the parables, signs and prophecies that are given to the saints are for the most part beyond the understanding of those who do not know him. We think the world understands these things. They don't and what little understanding they might possess comes from Hollywood movies and those in the American pulpit that has more than it's share of Freemasons and apostates speaking from it. So lets look at some of the trends today that we may understand where our world is going and who is taking it there.


The Elites Meet

The elites meet often. They meet in secret and usually there is a massive show of force in their security. These elitists... they love the drama of being in the 'power crowd'. They put in place these security procedures so that the rich and powerful can plot where they want to take the world and for the most part, not tell anyone but the rich and the privileged about those plans. Let us not forget that this, the Bilderberg is really a post WWII Nazi project. There is a incontrovertible paper trail from the creation of both the Bilderberg Group and the EU right back to the Third Reich. I have talked about this a great deal and I won't reiterate it here. I have posted a lot of material here on Watson's Web about them. There are hundreds of sites and quite a few that are pretty much dedicated to giving you these links. The key to understand is this, these men are powerful, they have a plan and they are almost all exclusively White (Aryan). Blacks for the most part are carefully dis-invited. They may have had some in the past,  but I have never seen one meet there and I watch them pretty carefully for a a long time.

We hear much about the rise of fascism. Well these days if you want to know one of the main taproots of it, this is it -  Fascism is the perfect marriage of Corporations (global corporations) and governments. They know that as long as they possess the power of production and wealth creation, governments will do as they are told, and not vice versa. The creation of the EU was their crowing achievement. Now it is under threat by possibility of a British exit from the EU. This signals, if it happens, a major, major failure of the Nazi plan for Europe. These men want Europe under the control of these large conglomerates, managed by German power and its central banking powerhouses, making the old dream of Hitler a reality -  not with military conquest, but with economic conquest. The Brits however are now less ready to go along  and always have been. Just like in WWII the rest of Europe fell the the Nazi's. With the UK, then and now, the story is somewhat different. This is pretty much the same spirit brothers, the same demons that empowered Hitler are behind the thrust of these men and their vision. Despite denials and protestations to the contrary. The only positive is that for the most part, they don't want to show the world the racism that Hitler did. Whatever racism they have (and some do have it) it is carefully hidden.

But they are facing significant problems. Their economic model of Neoliberalism is in trouble, as I talked about last week. They don't know what to do. Then there is the immigrant attack. Many on the Bilderberg panel probably welcomed and even helped facilitate this mass influx of people in the hopes more right leaning and fascistic governments would eventually come to power. Others are not so sure about it, correctly seeing a deliberate destabilization effort launched by certain Sunni led governments against Europe. I think these are the kinds of issues that these men will be talking about and at this very high political and economic level. Also, they will probably be looking at ways, both legal and illegal to ensure that a Brexit does not happen or can be challenged legally in one of the international courts they can control to ensure that the iron grip of the new Reich remains firm on Britain. Just who are these guys and just how important are they? People like infographics these days, so here is one from 2012 that may be of use to you. {FYI this was written a few weeks before the Brexit Vote}

This is about control, the control of economic, banking power to be followed by political power by this group of men.  These men love secrecy and the list of participants the site that had it is now strangely unreachable.

How can they continue to maintain control over a Europe where more and more people are questioning its usefulness to their respective nations and their own lives? This in my view the question that will be an important one for the Bilderbergs. Dealing with the restless population they have led into their economic trap that is become more and more uneasy about the direction Europe is heading.

What do these men have planned? Are they going to deliberately crash the global economy and try and remake it into something they can better manage? Will the continue the drift of Europe away from Christianity and towards masonic occultism and Islam? I don't know, but I will be watching what comes out of this meet.

For now, the world's economic system is still pretty much in control of these men in the west. The world is shifting to be sure, but it seems to me that it is in their interest to keep that shift from moving too fast and too far towards the east.

I think if there is anything good that can come out of this is that many in Europe are not wild about this new tension with Russia and the taunting the west is doing. War can be good for business, but it can also be bad for business. European leaders are losing a lot of money with these Russian sanctions. Perhaps these money men can put the brakes on the mad dash towards military confrontation that NATO has embarked upon.

But I think the real issues that we should understand that are not on the agenda are the growing technological innovations that we are all seeing that more and more can track and locate people with the flick of a switch by the rich and powerful. FYI, Eric Schmidt, the Google head and the master people tracker in the world has been seen at these meetings.Clearly Beast Tech Inc, is behind their plan. FYI.  I don't think Schmidt's Germanic last name and his attendance here is totally a coincidence.

Subverting Christianity

Nazi Symbol of 'Positive Christianity'

But what does this mean for Christians? Well, I think we need first to understand that these are godless men for the most part and that should tell us much. Many of them have long viewed Christianity as their enemy. They don't like Christianity and they are one of the meany reasons it has lost favor in many places in Europe. Remember it was Hitler's Germany who started a literal war on the Churches in Germany. The intent was to de-Christianize the continent. The plan was to only allow those Churches who supported Nazi Ideology to remain in existence Those that did not, were targeted.

This was a major undertaking in Hitlers Germany. To the left you will see the symbol of the new Christianity that was to become the Official state sanctioned Christianity in Nazi Germany. It was called Positive Christianity.

Positive Christianity (German: Positives Christentum) was a movement within Nazi Germany which mixed ideas of racial purity and Nazi ideologywith elements of Christianity. Hitler used the term in Article 24[1] of the 1920 Nazi Party Platform, stating: "the Party represents the standpoint of Positive Christianity". Non-denominational, the term could be variously interpreted. Positive Christianity allayed fears among Germany's Christian majority as expressed through their hostility towards the established churches of large sections of the Nazi movement.[2] In 1937, Hans Kerrl, the Nazi Minister for Church Affairs, explained "Positive Christianity" as not "dependent upon the Apostle's Creed", nor in "faith in Christ as the son ofGod", upon which Christianity relied, but rather, as being represented by the Nazi Party: "The Fuehrer is the herald of a new revelation", he said.[3]To accord with Nazi antisemitism, Positive Christianity advocates also sought to deny the Semitic origins of Christ and the Bible. In such elements Positive Christianity separated itself from Christianity and is considered apostasy by Catholics and Protestants.

Hitler was supportive of Christianity in public, yet hostile to it in private. Hitler identified as a Christian in an April 12, 1922 speech.[4] Hitler also identified as a Christian in Mein Kampf. However, historians, including Ian Kershaw and Laurence Rees, characterize his acceptance of the term "Positive Christianity" and involvement in religious policy as driven by opportunism, and a pragmatic recognition of the political importance of the Christian Churches in Germany.[2]Nevertheless, efforts by the regime to impose a Nazified "positive Christianity" on a state controlled Protestant Reich Church essentially failed, and resulted in the formation of the dissident Confessing Church which saw great danger to Germany from the "new religion".[5] The Catholic Church also denounced the creed's pagan myth of "blood and soil" in the 1937 papal encyclical Mit brennender Sorge. - Wikipdeia

As you can see, what Hitler tried to do was redefine Christianity and use this new term to assuage fears about the hostility towards Christianity that the Nazi's had with nice sounding words. Hitler hated Christianity and he hated it's Jewish origin, though like so many enemies of the gospel, he made fine sounding words of support for the religion in public. Then he worked tirelessly behind the scenes against Christ and his message and messengers. This is not just an exercise in history. Take a look at what is happening today.

We have a President who claims to be a Christian and then supports Sodomy and moreover has forced Christians to support abortion using his Obamacare plan and for the first 6 years of his tenure, praised Islam and never said spoke up against the slaughter of Christians in the Islamic world.. Look at the Pope, who I think is a far greater threat to the gospel than Obama. He has said Atheists can go to heaven and called Fundamentalists crazy, he has allowed Islamic prayers in Catholic Churches and has shown great ambiguity on his stance on Homosexuality in public statements. He is singlehandedly doing his best to redefine Christianity and the template he is using looks too much like the 'Positive Christianity' we saw in Hitler's Germany to be comfortable with. Much too much like it.

Pope Francis is looking for a Christianity that ejects basic Christian teaching in favor of a new global 'ethic' of religious reconciliation and man-made peace. This is why he got that Charlemagne award recently. It was a reward for serving this new system faithfully. The globalists are looking for a reason and a religious figure to unite the worlds religions, under their ultimate power and to do this, the enemy they must fight is basic fundamental Christianity.

This is why the Pope's statements on fundamentalists is so telling. Not only that  but a slight streak of antisemitism can be found in his works as well. Look at who just diplomatically recognized the Palestinians - the consternation of you guessed it, the Jews. the same guy who allows Islamic prayers in Catholic Churches, Pope Francis and then he gives pretty much the same credence to the Quran as he does to the Bible, while Islamist's hack the heads off of God's saints in Iraq, Syria and Libya. I can tell you this - this Pope was elected because the cardinals were threatened, blackmailed and otherwise forced to vote for him by the agents of satan. Why? Because they want to control the money and administrative structures as well as the 'moral authority' the Pope has to deceive the world into the worship of the coming man of sin and Beast system. Do I think the Pope is the false prophet? No. I think he is working with the spirit of Antichrist in order to pave the way for the False Prophet. That is what his pontificate is shaping up to look like. He is being used by others.

This guy is nothing more than a puppet on a string and that is why hatred of him is not in order. They are using his past against him and that is how these criminals 'control' the world's leaders - blackmail and threats. The best way to understand how these guys operate? Go and watch a Mafia movie or one of those bloody and violent organized crime flicks on the tube. That really is how they operate.

"The higher up you go, the crookeder it gets."
 - Don Corleone
from the Move Godfather Part III


This was a good movie and it was terribly misunderstood when it came out. Today, when one see's this Pope and watches that flick, one better understands it and what the writers/director was trying to relay because that final installment of the Godfather trilogy spends a lot of time on the Church and its crooked dealings. What that movie was really saying that Organized Crime moved out of the Bronx and into the Vatican, the Federal Reserve, the ECB, Big Oil, Silicon Valley, etc.  They shield their crime in a maze of lawyers and crooked judges. Remember this too, the Mafia was and is a secret society, with secret oaths and threats of death to those who betray it.

What I am telling you is something that I want to make sure you all understand here. The devil is targeting Churches and Church leadership to subvert the fundamental teachings of Christ in order to lend support to the satanic system they are building. No important aspect of human existence is to be beyond their control. Energy, politics, banking, healthcare, food, water, education, high technology. They want total control of all human endeavors for the system they want to thrust on the world. Pope Francis is one of their foot soldiers. He bows before his handlers and does what his masters tell him to.

Remember this, the world will cheer these moves. They want a religion that makes no moral  demands on them and one that brings unity to a broken world. On one level one can sympathize with these feelings as the world is reeling from an epidemic of religious violence, primarily Islamic. But Hindu's also are very much part of the trend in violent religious hatred. Take a look at the RSS and the BJP Parties in India. But once again, we see the spirit of Nazi-ism and Antichrist at work. Many people don't know this and are afraid to deal with it,  but the Swastika was used in India long before Hitler adopted it and Himmler, The Head of Hitlers dreaded SS was fascinated with Hinduism. The key here to look at from a spiritual perspective is not that India is copying the Nazi's no, in fact, the reverse is true. that is one reason (of many) why spiritually they hated Christianity in Germany. There was a spiritual force driving it.

You see, there is a spirit attached to these movements and it can often be traced as much with financing as it can with religion and spirituality, if one takes off the blinders and takes the time to look. But most people, particularly Christians don't want to do that and that is why so many can be so easily swayed and deceived with the same old tactics that undermine Churches -  not so much by violence, but by deception and fear.

The two main trends I see moving ahead towards the last days system are found in both the money system as well as in religion. There is considerable motion in each realm. The money system is in deep trouble and more and more insiders are warning of serious trouble ahead.

The spiritual side? The elite are having more success there. With Francis playing up to the camera's and getting a few of America's Hollywood idols a celebrities, some of whom are actually intelligence officers, to get awards and camera time with the Pope  - he gets good press and the world loves him.

Religious hatred from groups like ISIS and Boko Haram?- These are can be used as 'poster children' for a political and social attack on any kind of religious belief that they don't control (read fundamentalism) and that is how this Pope is playing it  - by lumping in all fundamentalists together.

He is preaching the devil's gospel. Probably under duress, but he is still preaching it. It sounds good, real fine until you understand who and what is behind it.

What is the biggest threat to Christ's little flock, those who serve him in spirit and in truth and are no longer part of this wicked world, but are called out of it? Our biggest job ahead will be to not be deceived and to assist others not to be hoodwinked by false prophets and the devils ministers who come to us in sheep's clothing but are inwardly ravening wolves.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
(Mat 7:15)


I exhort all of you in the name of  Christ, to know your Bibles, to not let anyone challenge the authority of scripture, to not turn your ears from heeding the words of Jesus Christ in these most deceptive times. Why?


For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
and shall be turned unto fables.
(2Ti 4:3-4)

Today people have itchy ears and they want a preacher to tickle them with false doctrines. Brothers, no matter how hard it is, no matter how unpopular it makes you, no matter how many false brothers turn away from you, stay on the path to life. Do not turn to the left hand or the right, keep thy tongue from lies and false doctrines and thy foot from evil! Learn to love our Lord more and more and I can guarantee you, you will hate false doctrines more and more.

Keep the devil (false friends, false Christians and false brethren) as far away from you and your back as you possibly can and keep your eyes and faith moving forward in Christ.

Grace and peace to all who love our Lord,

Brother Mark

GOP Rushes Patriot Act Expansion To Floor

They hope you won't notice. Why now? Clearly some one is in need of campaign money and this is is the way to get it... just a few months before an election. Who would want to target Americans in these new sweeping laws? Go and read the entry from the 11th just below....

Read the unusual procedures they are using to bring this into law.

It's, 'I need money to get re-elected time' in Congress...


What Is Truth?

What Is Truth?

http://www.markswatson.com/whatistruth1.pdf

This piece may be a bit dated but it is even more relevant today than when I wrote it several years ago.

I post this today because large segments of the the American population are truth averse. Too many have Truthophobia and they don't want to deal in reality. They will deal in partisan nonsense where one brainwashed person tries to out 'argue' with another brainwashed person with highly emotionalized and intellectually vacant arguments. But the truth? Neither side dare deal with it.

Because to do so would render both sides of any fallacious arguments moot.

July 11

GOP Elites Flock To Clinton

If you really want to know why Clinton got off, I don't think Obama and Comey were nearly as much to blame as the GOP old guard who want to see Hillary as President. I think all of the GOP key players blew up Comey's phone to make sure she was not indicted. Why? One reason alone.

Donald Trump.

More here.

Hillary is a NeoCon all the way, and the GOP loves neocons. Party, gender religious affiliation and any other political stance is secondary. American dominance, militarism and racism must continue it's march forward.

Hillary represents these facets of America and that is why they will support her.

Those hearings where the GOP 'grilled' Comey?

Probably political shadow boxing... they all probably went out together afterwards, laughed at the American people and had a couple of beers...

... at taxpayers expense.

Most Americans disapprove of what Comey did.

I know many of you are still not seeing this. But consider this

Clinton Mails Damaged National Security More Than Manning

Yes, they did. So as you can see, our FBI, despite all of it's 'tough on crime' stances and wanting to hack into home computers and break encryption and generally working hard to find new and better ways to undermine the rights of ordinary Americans, is not the least bit interested in the nations security, despite its howls of protest to the contrary. Manning by the way got 35 years for far, far less than what Clinton did.

The FBI has always gone against poor folks and people of color, and seems to consistently have an excuse why they can't move when the perpetrators of serious crimes are rich, politically connected and white. What good is it as it is currently organized?

More and more, they appear to want to help compromise American national security and 'run interference' to make sure it stays compromised for powerful people whose coffers bulge with foreign money.

What more and more of the politically powerful in this nation really wants is a new tool to repress bloggers, Black folks, activists, whistle-blowers, conservatives, constitutionalists, protesters and others the Chinese, Saudi's and the global elite don't like and want to take down. That is how you need to look at the FBI's 'need' for new tools to spy on ordinary people.

Brothers, I know many of you aren't buying this.... yet.  But your nation is being constructed, its security services are slowly quietly being transformed to allow for a peaceful and secret hand over of power to foreign nations and corporations who will use the power of our government against us in order to steal everything you own.

Your job will be first. More here.

This is one of the key goals of all of those trade agreements. The hand over of power - real power -  to supranational entities totally independent of the voting American population. But that is only one aspect of this transformation.

Keep in mind that Those Trade Agreements are Treaties. What does the Constitution about Treaties?

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

- Article VI US Constitution.

Consider those words next time you hear the word 'treaty' and why they must keep them so secret from us.

Think of every nefarious group of people on earth with a large bank account and that's who is lining up to buy our nation right in front of your noses. It's done very carefully and it is laundered often by the world's very best organized crime professionals, who specialize in money laundering. Officials who track these things know  - they see it. The money is carefully laundered via PAC's or online donations. But there are other ways. More here  here and here and here.

Listen folks they need a way to repress the people when they finally wake up  from their slumber. Let me let you in on a little secret. Foreign nations have already got their hooks into several major city police departments. They have their agents  - some at very high levels. This is also true of drug cartels. Why would they want control of local police?

Take a guess.

They will use the new laws and new procedures quietly being put in place out of the public eye.

They are now quietly trying to codify all of that into law. They will always spin it that they want to protect us and it will always be we the people who has to give up rights in the process and give them more unchecked power over us. While the nations secrets go out on unsecured servers that any nation with a checkbook can get hold of.

No, you don't have to buy this yet. But wiser souls already see it and more and more people are indeed waking up to this reality. But the masses won't until it is impossible to change it all and we are nearly at that point now.

Well, don't say no one warned you what was coming and what our elite and many of our elected officials are not working on it, tirelessly behind the scenes.

This is all part of the concept of 'unrestricted warfare'. This is the new kind of war being fought and it is unseen to all but the most trained eye.

I know most of you are not going to buy this. But let me say this. Before Obama became President I told you he would never close Gitmo. He has not. That he would not leave Afghanistan. He did not. That despite his promises of openness on free Trade Agreements he would keep the negotiations secret. He did.

I told insiders that our Russia policy would fail. I could go on and on and in each instance people looked at me strangely as I spoke with clear and undeniable conviction making plain that conventional wisdom was in realty conventional folly and infantile naivete.

I am not being down on the President. It's the system - it's stacked against us - all of us Black and White. More and more our leaders are working against us, not for us, while they fill their speeches with fine sounding bulls-it they know most are still going to believe.

What people don't understand is that lying to the people and making fools of them is child's play to our elite. They have little respect for us as a people. They think Americans operate on the level of a retard and in too many cases, it's hard to argue with them... or at least to find hard behavioral evidence that contradicts this denigrating assessment.

Once one really internalizes this and understands the harsh rules of this game, predicting what is next will be as easy as predicting the what tomorrows date is. But one must break free of political childishness and intellectual insincerity. Most people just can't do that. Those mental 'swaddling clothes' are too comfortable to change - regardless of their odor and discoloration.

None of this is not hard to figure. You just need to learn to think like an elitist, eject your own moral compass when considering their actions and moves and find out how their moral compass operates and one can easily see just what is down the road for all of us.

Again, this is not that difficult to understand. But you must to some degree step outside of yourself and know that for a great many in power, the only morality of those in power is to keep it and get more of it along with the wealth that power brings.

How many poor Senators do you know?

Consider these things as time passes.

You may think I am off my nut, but I am consistently right and those who are lying to you at the big MSM news sites are consistently wrong - and often are paid to be.

They just want you to believe them just long enough as you go into the voting booth.

The good news is that slowly - one by one, people are waking up.

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds;
 it will be seen that they go mad in herds,
while they only recover their senses slowly,
and one by one."
- Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

What is a politician?

He's a guy you have to watch 24/7 to make sure he does not turn into a criminal...

...and even then, he probably will.

Don't believe me? Take a real good look at what Hillary did.
 


LAW AND ORDER AND WHITE POWER

WHITE SUPREMACIST INFILTRATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE NEED TO
ELIMINATE RACISM IN THE RANKS

BTW, until VERY recently the whole document (second ink) above was available. Clearly someone does not want that info out on the web right now. So you only get a teaser today. But if you are creative you just might find a copy. What looks to have happened is that someone with a lot of 'influence' has worked very hard to remove the LINKS to the full text document.

Now who would want to do a thing like that? I have no idea? Do You?




Image Source: Library of Congress
While the KKK does not have that kind of influence, there are those who hold their views in position of power that do.

Yes, Law Enforcement has a problem and it's one that President Obama refuses to deal with. These problems have long been known about. Oh, sure he will give a good no, EXCELLENT and rousing speech and talk you half to death about what is wrong. But DO anything?

Not likely.
 
What is happening across America with the shooting of these Black men... this is not some bolt out of the blue that no one saw coming.

It's one of those things racists in government want to see continued and accelerated.

But it is not just the cops as this official report makes clear.

I certainly don't want to paint all or most of LE as being racist. That is clearly not correct nor fair to the thousands of honest hard working Police we have here in America and there are a lot of them.

But it would also be incorrect and unfair to say that we don't have a very serious problem lurking in American law enforcement.

I know many of you would rather me not talk about this. But you know what? God cares about men being murdered. Cops or Black men. I should not have to 'spiritualize' this issue just to sound spiritual.

Nor should I have to give you a lecture about what God thinks about hate. Any kind of hate.
He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

1 John 2:9; 2:11 3:15; 4:20


"Let's Plot Against The President To Start A Nuclear War!!"

According to opensource news reporting, those plans for war with Russia include the use of Nuclear Weapons.

Who benefits from a nuclear exchange between Russia and the US?

Let me draw you a picture.


You have some generals who seem to have lost all sense of reality in their lust for war and war contracts. Others are far more realistic.

The sad part is that this President let these madmen run loose without ensuring that they were taking their medication at prescribed intervals.

The DOD or rather, certain elements in the DOD want a major war with Russia. They want the billions in money they know they will get during it and moreover, they want to transform the US into a far more militarist state, once this major war starts. Don't kid yourself, they have a plan and they can hardly keep their erections hid at the prospect of one. This is why they are pushing so hard against Russia, now, while we have a weak President who at least for a time was not in total control of the IC and Defense establishment.

Brothers, only a crazy person would desire such a war and we have a whole bunch of them in government. They really think they can win a Nuclear War. They may be right, they may be able to. You and I (ordinary Americans who don't have nuclear bunkers and fallout shelters) won't. We will be 'sacrifices' to their war gods and the Generals can do their little victory dance on our ashes when the mushroom clouds dissipate.

I say this now and yet again, in order to put sanity back into our policies we need to do some real soul searching while we still have the kinds of geopolitical power we have... it's waning quickly. Our biggest problems? Political corruption of money coming from overseas and too many stupid and evil men with too much power.

Brothers, I may say some harsh things about the nation, it's not that I don't care about it, I do and the 300+ million Americans who live here -  White, Black, Latino, Asian and Native. I can no more sit silent on these issues than I could stand by and let a deranged wacko shoot up a kindergarten and not warn someone it was coming if I knew it was.

President Obama has been captured by forces who are seeking a Nuclear confrontation with Russia.

More here.

So many think this is about me being down on my country. To the contrary, I am being down on the direction this country is taking and the people who are making pitifully shortsighted, violent and yes, even treasonable decisions.

We can do better. But it will never happen until we get some new political leadership and start moving some of the brass out of the DOD and the rot out of the Intelligence community.

What we need is a political Orkin Man who will get rid of those unmentionables that infest the House of the American government.

If our leadership really wants to change Russia for the better, there are better ways to do it. I know it and they know it.

They don't want to change Russia for the better. They want to change the location of the oil revenues that Russia makes, from Russia to the US.

But one other issue is of importance in this new found 'hate' for Russia. Nato as it is currently formed is in need of a mission. The EU, at least many within it are looking to create their own independent defense structures. This would make their policies more independent of US policy. The Americans needed a 'threat' to keep NATO 'vital' to EU security. That is another reason why they have gone after the Russians with such vitriol. They are afraid the EU will begin a strategic detachment from the US and as some in Europe want, begin security discussions with the Russians.

There is a lot of dislike for American policy of late and the NSA scandal was icing on an Anti-Americanism cake our leaders have been baking for decades.

Dear readers, it was me letting the American people know some of the real problems in the DOD and the CIA and their dangerous and even suicidal polices that got me on their DOD's and the CIA's  'nigger list' not so long ago, when they were hounding me and breaking into my home, hacking my computer and harassing me in my local places of interest.

They may still be looking for a new excuse to start some new BS on me, but what I will not do is sit silent while they gamble away our lives and our nation in their pitiful game of Russian Roulette.




Terrorism

Yes, that is what it is in many cases across the nation. What am I talking about? The shooting of another Black motorist in Minnesota.

Sometimes it's foreign actors inciting cops to shoot black men so that civil unrest follows. Sometimes it's groups of loosely organized cops with ties to the KKK, Neo-Nazi gangs or other racist groups.

The effect is the same, American citizens are killed for no other reason than they are American citizens.

That, my dear readers is terrorism.

If this President wanted to, he could begin to look at these police shootings in that light and begin using his power as President to go after the terrorists, who are strongly protected by Judges, District Attorney's and politicians to ensure that this form of terrorism continues.

Listen, if Barak Obama can make the the spread of homosexual rights a national security concern (page 20) , he can make protecting the lives of Black Americans a National Security Concern.

The problem? For too long Black Americans have had their lips too firmly attached to the Presidents backside, when they needed to put a political foot up it.

There are only two things that Obama responds to  - Money and significant negative political pressure.

This guy has had 8 years and he has done little. Very little, except for those who can write big fat checks for him, like the gay crowd.

Yes, it's time for this President to protect Black Americans.

I don't think it would take but a couple of examples of a dirty cop being rendered to Syria for 'interrogation' and some pictures of him hanging upside down from a meathook to leak out,  to significantly alter the way cops treat Black Americans.

But that would take some guts and this President has not shown that kind of political fortitude.

You have to let them know that a badge is not to be used to support terrorism. It's not a 'kill a brother and get out of jail free card' and that is just what it is in far too many parts of America.

We don't need another go nowhere, won't prosecute them anyway Obama style 'investigation'. We need action. Effective action.



FBI Fails To 'Find' Evidence Of Hillary Wrongdoing

No comment, I will let the above link speak for itself.

Who knows....the FBI director probably just 'found' his kids moments after the announcement. Kids who went missing the day he began deliberating the indictment.

While this is probably not what happened, I cannot begin to imagine the pressure - personal and professional that he was under to not indict Hillary. If she were indicted half of Congress would have had unpleasant revelations about their activities revealed.

Make no mistake, The Clinton's have a mean and vicious political machine.


DOJ Head Recuses Herself From Hillary Probe

Listen folks, let me tell you a thing or two. There is a lot of spin out there trying to make it seem like what Clinton did was nothing and this is a lot of hot air about nothing. No, this is one of the most serious crimes that can be committed by those with a clearance short of Treason/Espionage and for that you only need to show intent. That she knew what she was doing was a crime is hardly in question, she is a lawyer and received significant training on this. This is a Class A Felony.  Having had some of the very highest clearances myself, I know the deal. Carelessly handle classified data will land you in a world of three-walls and-bars kind of hurt.

CIA agents names exposed 'special access' programs revealed? That is a very serious crime and can put peoples lives in jeopardy and expose very sensitive ongoing covert and military operations and those working on them. 

In fairness though, Clinton also knows that you cannot conduct foreign policy on government servers. Too many people can get into them and spy on them and many who do, will work in one part of the government who may not like your policies. They will read your emails, texts and work to undermine your work and policies. 

I hate to break it to you, but this government is so screwed up that many within it no longer view ISIS and Al Qaeda as much as a threat as they do some other US Department or Federal agency that may be implementing polices they don't like or could undercut their budget appropriations.

So in that light, what she did is, while not excusable, it is somewhat understandable. Moreover she is not the first Secretary of State do this or something similar.

Let me tell you something. I have long known about this scandal. Long before it broke. I know that the Russians and others at least tried to get these emails and I suspected they did, but this was not confirmed to me.... but it was not denied either.

Yes dear readers the scary part is that apparently other nations had access to the data and do now. If you think I am off my nut, go on over and check this out. Know this too, ZeroHedge - they have impeccable sources and you may not like their spin but a lot of the real deal is 'leaked' via their stories as much as the law and personal safety allows.


With Hillary, the word that that starts with a 'T' and rhymes with reason simply cannot be ruled out on this one, all partisanship aside. Too much FOREIGN money has hit the Clinton coffers to call all of this a 'coincidence' The gay crowed, the abortion crowd and the woman's lib crowd need to get real. None of the rights you seem so concerned and obsessed about will mean a tinkers darn if your nation and President has been sold out.

I am an independent. I am not going to vote for Trump or Hillary, so this is not some kind of 'elect Trump' partisan accusation. I have always respected Hillary's intelligence and competence, if not her policies. But this is too far. We simply cannot have a President who thinks doing this kind of thing is OK.

More here and here.

Listen dear readers, why should a soldier put his life in danger on the battlefield or a Special Operations guy go out on an extremely dangerous mission when our leaders have been more of a security threat than a spy, a terrorist... or worse... are spies themselves and yes our security people have known that we have had a series of very serious 'security lapses' (that is the word they use for White elitists, for Black non-elitists they call you a criminal)  that have come from cabinet level people. Those 'lapses' directly benefited foreign nations, competitors and enemies.


Why should a young person put his trust in political or military leadership who thinks its OK to put sensitive military operations on an unsecured server that the Russians can get hold of, or the Chinese or perhaps some terrorists group, who have shown considerable tech savvy of late?

Why Bother? If our leaders are selling us out, why bother standing watch, putting on uniform, sitting for months on end on a nuclear sub patrol or sitting in some flea bitten tent in the middle of Afghanistan, fighting terrorists when this kind of thing won't be prosecuted and such a person can become commander in Chief? What is she going to put on the server as POTUS? Our nuclear launch codes? The names, and addresses and where the children go to school of all of our undercover FBI and DEA officials? What the CIA's next covert operation is going to be?

How does this really work? How bad are things? Americans are not being told just how bad things really are.

Secrecy breeds corruption.

Americans think that there are smart people who know their jobs running these covert operations and overseeing the nations security. More often than not, they aren't that smart and increasingly aren't that competent. The scary part is that now, even foreign governments appear to have their hands in formulating our covert policies and this is the real story of the Clinton Foundation.

Americans don't seem to have (or want) a clue as to just what to expect from the next President. I will tell you right now. If they are getting money from terrorists and those who support it, terrorists will get arms and covert US aid. If they are getting money from China, the Chinese will get US weapons tech. If they are getting money from the Russians, they will get cyber secrets to get into the US banking system. If they are getting money from Drug cartels, all the names of the DEA's and FBI's informants will find their way into their hands. More and more, these are the things a large Presidential campaign contribution will get you and our enemies, the terrorists the drug cartels know it.

That is what you can expect from the next President. Just see who is paying their bills and you will know who is about to rape American next. They have been doing this 'treason dance' for the past umpteen years and it's about to get worse...

...considerably worse.

I know many of you think I am picking on the Clinton's. I am not. They are just the most visible symptom of the corruption that has enveloped both parties in DC. The Clinton's corruption may be the most obvious, but frankly it's not the worst. But here is the problem. Americans are so partisan and can be so easily inflamed and manipulated by partisan non-sense that they lose sight of the big picture. What good is having a your 'gay rights' when your city gets nuked? What good is abortion rights, when the President signed an order handing over the land you live on to China with no compensation? What good are gun rights, when the Russians can now shoot down our top fighters because a politician maneuvered to make sure that those plans 'fell' into the hands of our enemies. My dear countrymen put a block of ice on your gay erection and lock away your AR-15 and get a real clue, my fellow Americans at least until November... if that is at all possible. I am not so sure that it is. I more and more just think that with a reprobate mind, the kind so many of my countrymen demonstrate they possess day in and day out,  goes a significantly reduced ability for rational thought. 


What good are these rights you think are so important when right now, under these new trade agreements our leaders are working very hard to replace American workers with foreign ones in carefully worded sections in things like the TTIP. THIS IS WHAT THOSE MASSIVE DONATIONS GET FOREIGN NATIONS... And its not just the Clinton's! Why do you think they work so hard to keep those Trade agreements secret? They know what they are doing and want to make sure you don't.

So I ask my fellow countrymen for once in a Presidential election, put the nation in front of your political party, or your homosexual rights or your gun rights and get real.

My poor befuddled countrymen, there is too much at at stake. The enemies of this nation are in their final stretch and most Americans don't have a clue as to the rules of this new game. It's not 'Game of Thrones', it's Treason Protective Services Inc. Treachery protected by the people in the highest office of the land who really don't care about the nation, they only care about getting in line for the money that will flow in selling us out and getting that nice ranch or estate in the Cayman Islands and living large after having betrayed us all. Our enemies are not going to march in with tanks and troops, there is no need to. It's easier and cheaper to buy traitors who sit in Congress, the CIA, the NSA, The DOD, The Senate, the BLM and yes, even the White House.

Clinton? There is a long history here I won't get into but I will say this. I will never willingly do anything to harm the nation, not now or ever and I think one of the most damaging things I could do  right now to America is to give any kind of support to Hillary Clinton. From all I have read she and her husband over two decades, they belong in the Big House, not the White House...

... along with a long list of politicians on both sides of the aisle.

A Song of degrees for Solomon.
Except the LORD build the house,
 they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city,
the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early,
 to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows:
 for so he giveth his beloved sleep. 
(Psalms 127:1-2, KJV)

Yes, dear readers, to the degree that our nation has forsaken God, to the degree that we have reviled his commandments and mocked his word, so it is to the degree that the Lord will send us leaders who will not build and strengthen America, but who will work over time to destroy this once great house called America.

I know many of you don't like it when I talk a little rough, but let me tell you something, when God gets through 'explaining' these things and America's sins to this once great land you will have wished I was even more forceful in my language.

My job is to warn, not convince.

I have just done my job.


The Disappearing Church Of The Middle East

Persecution.org has its monthly magazine that looks at the persecuted from around the world. This one focuses on the Middle East.

This is a particularly interesting issue and gives some history and background to the current trends in the region.

Egypt: Attacks On Christians

(ME Concern) Christians in Egypt request prayer after a series of attacks in the last six weeks.

On 20th May several Christian homes were attacked in al-Karam village in Minya province, as a result of a rumour about a relationship between a Muslim woman and a Christian man. During the attack the man's mother was attacked and publicly stripped of her clothes. The woman is around 70 years old. Of the 16 people arrested for the assault, 11 were released on bail this week (three on 27th June and eight on 28th June).

On 9th June in Damshir village in Minya province four Muslims armed with knives attacked a Coptic man and his family. They alleged that construction work he was doing was intended to build a church and they threatened him and told him to leave the village. After he filed a complaint the four men were detained, but the authorities told him to stop the construction work.

On 10th June a man attacked a nun at a medical centre run by the Coptic Orthodox Church in the town of Biba in Beni Suef province. When a guard tried to help the nun he was also attacked. Later the same day the attacker returned, armed with a knife. The guard managed to lock the man out of the centre. A complaint was filed with the police, but no action has been taken so far.

On 17th June a mob of a few thousand people gathered at the house of a Copt in al-Bayda village near Alexandria, after prayers had been held at the mosque. They shouted that they would not allow a church in the village and accused him of turning the building which contains his apartment into a church. Several Coptic homes were attacked, two were seriously damaged and at least ten were looted.

On 29th June in Kom al-Loufy village in Minya province four houses belonging to Copts were set on fire after a rumour spread that two brothers were constructing a church. After the rumour started the police asked the brothers to sign a statement saying that the building they were constructing on their land was for residential purposes, however their homes and the homes of others were attacked nevertheless.

On 30th June Father Raphael Moussa was killed in Arish in Northern Sinai. Father Raphael was the parish priest of St George's church. He was shot by several perpetrators on his way back from a church service. The Egyptian branch of the so-called “Islamic State” movement has claimed responsibility for the murder, and has threatened to carry out more killings.

In addition to these events there are currently four debates in the Egyptian parliament that could have a great impact on Christian communities. These discussions include:

* possible amendments to legislation on blasphemy
* draft legislation to regulate personal status law for Christian communities
* draft legislation to regulate church construction
* two draft bills on equal citizenship for all and countering discrimination (including discrimination on the grounds of religion)

Egyptian Christians request prayer that:
a. the victims of the above-mentioned attacks and their families will experience the comfort and peace of the Lord
b. Christian and other communities will be protected from attacks of this kind
c. the victims will not be forced to take part in “reconciliation meetings” where they have to forego any right to seek legal redress, and that the authorities will apply the law and prosecute the perpetrators
d. the debates in parliament will lead to the adoption of legislation that will grant all Egyptians equality before the law and protection against discrimination on the grounds of religion

May be circulated to general mailing lists, outside organizations, and quoted from freely in reports citing "Middle East Concern" as the source of the information.


MidEast Experts Launch Movement Supporting ME Christians

7/1/2016 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On July 7-9, House members, government leaders, NGOs, and church leaders are assembling at an annual conference (“The Bridge”) to address the plight of overseas persecuted Christians and the disappearing Church in the Middle East.  This movement of leaders will meet to discuss the situation on the ground for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, as well as possible policies to secure their future in the region.  The Bridge is free for attendees.

The Bridge comes in the wake of CIA Director John Brennan’s comments that attacks on ISIS “have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach,” and the State Department’s declaration of ISIS’ actions against religious minorities constitute genocide.

Attendees will grow a deeper understanding of this designation and possible next steps toward ending this genocide.  The conference will also provide attendees with an education of the situation for Christians in the Middle East, training breakout sessions, and the ability to network with other organizations and individuals who share concerns for Christians and other religious minorities in this region.

Those participating will hear from keynote speaker Eric Metaxas, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy; Senator Ted Cruz; the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, David Saperstein; Congressman Joe Pitts; retired 3-star general, William Boykin; former US Department of State Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, Alberto Fernandez; and more.

Jeff King, International Christian Concern’s president, stated of the event, “83% of Christians have left Iraq since 2003, indicative of the larger exodus of Christians from this region. This unprecedented movement will raise awareness and work to identify solutions for Christians to stay in this region, living peacefully with neighbors of other faiths. The persecution and violence that has been felt by Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East should trouble anyone who values freedom of belief and religious liberty.  This conference is the perfect way to hear from victims of these acts regarding the situation on the ground.  It also allows attendees to hear from experts on the region, leaders of NGOs that provide support and aid, victims, and government officials regarding policy proposals for addressing this religious persecution.” - Persecution.org


Assad: West Cooperating With Syria On ISIS

This is a short but rather interesting read.


No, Christianity Is Not Dying -  It's just Changing Its Location!

Here is a most noteworthy praise report. In A 'Cave Church' 70,000 Christians a week attend services to praise God! This even with the kinds of persecution they know have in Egypt and the rise of radical Islamic groups dedicated to harming and even killing Christians. Great links in the story, please check it out!

Britain's Conservatives Report On China's And Xi's Human Rights Problems

The report talks about the serious crackdown Xi is leveling at his own people to destroy free speech and any organized body of people not under the firm control of the Communist party.

The document reportedly (I have not read it yet) questions Britain's pivot towards China.

Xi's moves towards tyranny are indeed very troublesome. He needs to know that Mao is dead and if China had not opened up its society it would today be a backward nation with little to offer the world.

It did open up and now has much to offer the world. Xi wants to turn the clock backwards and repeat many of the mistakes of the past.

That is not the best thing for China's future.

You can find the actual report that the story is based on here.


Nigerian Bishop Severs Connections With UK Anglicans Over Gay Policies

The Nigerian Bishop lashes out at the worldly, fleshly teachings and cut ties with the Apostates.  The Bishop then makes a powerful statement, that the Church's greatest enemy is not the persecution from without, but these new doctrines of devils (globalized secular ideology) that is the real problem within the Church today.

My view is simple and direct. Why go to Church if you aren't going to live up to God's standards and do his will? If your goal is not to live as God wants you to live, why not eat drink and be merry? Why put on any pretense?

The New Church wants to be loved by the world and the Prince of this world. Genuine Christians will never be loved by this world. We shall be hated by both... and that my brothers in Christ, is a promise.

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.
 (Matthew 24:9-10, KJV)

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own:
but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you,
The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me,
they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying,
 they will keep yours also. 
(John 15:18-20, KJV)

Our kingdom is not of this world nor are its standards.


House Church Prompts Muslims To Attack Christians

Although the number of casualties may not cross the world-attention threshold, the story of what happened in al-Bayda-1, a settlement outside Alexandria, is indicative of a pattern faced by minority Christians in Egypt when failure of the rule of law and religious prejudice become the order of the day.

On Friday, 17 June, after the Muslim noon prayers, angry worshippers gathered outside the home of Naim Aziz Moussa, after word had spread that the local Christian was turning his house into a ‘church’.

"More than 5,000 people, including young and old, men and women, mobbed my home. They were shouting: ‘One way or another, we’ll bring the church down to the ground’," he said.
Recent visits by a Coptic priest to Moussa’s home had given locals reason to think a Christian place of worship was springing up in their midst. Apart from housing the family of six on the ground floor, the top two floors of the building were to discreetly serve as a place where Christians could gather, in the absence of any other place in the village they could use.

Image Source/Copyright: 
World Watch Monitor

Copts suffered material damage during the incidents Copts suffered material damage during the incidents


It has often proved legally impossible to issue church building permits in the country, a sore point of contention for Copts. Despite various attempts, the bid to pass legislation to remove various hurdles remains elusive....


..."No church will stand here in the village. It’s either us or you, infidels!" Moussa recalled the angry mob as saying.

"The building was ransacked, including our home. My brother’s nearby new flat was also destroyed," said Moussa, who, together with another of his brothers, was injured in the chaos.- Continues at World Watch Monitor

Back To The Drawing Board

The Brexit vote was a major setback for the the globalists and those who are imposing the Neoliberal economic view on the world. Having a major EU nation actually push to leave the supranational entity known as the European Union is not something that those who so carefully and meticulously planned this ever thought possible. This is, to put it bluntly a major blow to the winds of globalization that have gone unchecked for decades.

Today, I am not going to spend a lot of time on the scare-a-thon headlines in much of the press and blogroll, though some of them are rather scary. Yes, this is disaster for those in power and yes, the worst is yet to come. But the US clearly is prepared for this and I note recent banking stress tests were taken just before the vote. I have not spent a great deal of time talking about the Brexit because I was not sure which way it would go. I figured that if the votes were tallied correctly, the UK would leave, if not or some stage managed event was concocted to spread fear to keep the UK in, that is what would happen. The shooting of the British MP a few days before the vote I found rather suspicious and it did appear to give a temporary bump to the 'stay' side of the question.

A few weeks ago, I pointed out some establishment papers that showed that the Neo-Liberalists were having a kind of existential crisis. They were questioning their own models. Needless to say, many have been doing that for a number of reasons. Not because there was no economic growth, but that it was highly lopsided in favor of the wealthy and many of the more serious problems within Western economies were papered over using data that was highly questionable or outright false. Often bad things were just plain hidden until they could not be hidden any longer. Think of things like rising unemployment and the people who are no longer counted as unemployed. The louder the calls for change the less change we observed.

But the rising tide of wealth disparity and various forms of corruption found in the west can no longer be ignored. The real problem with the Brexit was not that the Brits left, but that they felt that they had to.

If there was one major turning point that helped give impetus to an already rising tide of dissatisfaction with the EU, it's the fact that Berlin has driven the immigration debate to the considerable dissatisfaction of many citizens, parliamentarians and heads of state within Europe. Merkel in particular rammed millions of people who were culturally and racially different onto a continent that was already having significant economic troubles. She did this with an almost contempt for the opinions of anyone else or even the stability of many EU nations. 

Even now, Merkel it is being opined must fight against 'populist' (non-elitist) forces. Clearly the narrative is going to be that all populist forces are racist and xenophobic. The key here is that this will be the ploy. Yes some are, but many are not and are just plain angry and the way their taxes go up to pay for someone else's bad decisions, banks are bailed out and social safety nets are targeted for disassembly.  They are sick this kind of governance, racial issues aside.

The deep feelings of sympathy she felt as well for immigrants, which were genuine notwithstanding, what Merkel did with this one act was begin to drive a deep wedge within Europe and give considerable credence to far right parties who never liked the EU and now have a key issue that will eventually thrust many of them into power. In short, in my view the EU experiment was already failing, and Merkel's move drove a dagger into the patient's heart.

What will the powers that be do? How will they respond? Well, I think one thing that needs to happen is something that the elite on both sides of the Atlantic have not really allowed. They have stopped listening to the citizens of their respective nations. Too often they are finding means to limit, gut and otherwise circumvent the will of their citizens democratic input. Portugal is a perfect example. Greece is another. The elite have gotten arrogant and seem to think they always know what's best, when often they only know what's best for themselves.

Pundits and think tank guru's will give many differing reasons for the ongoing failure of Europe but my view is a simple one. Europe started out with a great deal of support by many members and the citizens. There was a promise of a better day ahead. That day did not arrive and more and more it looked like things would get worse, and for many, things did get worse. There was the bankruptcy of Greece, the bank closures, the riots the questionable referendums. There have been mass protests in Spain, France, The UK, Portugal and elsewhere. This was all part of the anti-Austerity movement that swept Europe after the great recession.

This movement was in my view the watershed for Europe. It showed those who were protesting and those who saw it from abroad what the EU was really all about. It was about taking from the people, their long worked for and paid for Social programs and handing it over to EU banks who become insolvent because of bad policy and bad investments that were the cornerstone of a dysfunctional system. The picture in this news report sums up the raw emotion of the Anti-Austerity movement. 

The more Europe's leaders ceased to give heed to the rising tide of discontent and manipulate and command the overall narrative with high sounding words to assuage the rising anger across Europe, the more of a major disconnect that took and is taking place across Europe. In short, Europe's leaders showed a remarkable and growing contempt for the citizens they were governing.

More To Follow?

But Britain's exit from the EU will not be the first attempt. Other nations will be emboldened by their success and move ahead with their attempts accordingly. The first nation that comes to mind is Scotland, but their move will be to detach from the UK and then join the EU in a new bid for Scottish independence. It remains to be seen if there is more enthusiasm for that than there was for the last failed Scottish referendum. But other nations have elements within them who are looking for a way out of the EU, The Dutch, Italians, even the French even the Czech's might decide to go. For others, it may not be so easy, for the Dutch it would almost certainly require a change to their Constitution, being a significant hurdle easily overcome by dark stratagems out of Brussels to compel the nation to remain. There is no doubt about it, the Brit's success is indeed a watershed for the EU experiment and the German Chancellor has made that very clear.

The diplomatic strategy right now for the founding members, who just met for talks about the recent referendum results, is to put on a stern face, pretend that this is not what the Brits really wanted and forge ahead with 'divorce talks'.

What does this mean? It means that leaders inside the EU elite have to make a decision - to allow these movements to run their course or to make attempts to forestall them. Will the EU allow genuine democratic input, even if there is strong disagreement as to the long term effects of those decisions?

This ultimately is the question. Is the EU a truly democratic institution or one that merely makes that claim while far too often, behaving like an arrogant oligarchy?

But a Brexit will not be painless for the Brits and the EU executive may go out of their way to make it as painful as possible in order to discourage others from making the attempt.

What Does This Mean Prophetically?

This is hard call but I see it as a likely outcome that the EU will continue on, but with fewer members and all of them from the Northern EU nations in what I think is the (from an EU elite perspective) the worst possible outcome. In such a scenario, the EU would be severely reduced to a smaller number of nations, probably resembling an entity with most (but not all) original inner six and outer seven states.

There are many possibilities but the most likely is that a few will drop out of the EU over the next few years without significant reforms to the EU's governing institutions that gives more voice to it's ordinary working citizens, rather than the merely the 'loudspeaker' of EU's banks and key industrialists.

I do not think this is going to be the end of globalization. I think it may begin to redirect it and make it somewhat more palatable for ordinary people. The key I think will be if Europe's leaders will be more interested in keeping the profits and power of the elite in tact or attempting to create that true single market that really works for all.

I think the key factor in the mix that is missing is the enormous cultural shift that has taken place in Europe since the end of WWII and sped along significantly with the influx of refugees who are racially, religiously and culturally very different than the Europeans of the mid-20th century.

In short, Europe is and has moved pretty far away from her Christian roots and gone secular, and in the near future will, I think turn increasingly, Islamic.

This was part of the plan set in motion a few years ago when this refugee crisis was fulminating. Dark geostrategists worked hard to leverage the crisis to their advantage. We saw this with Turkey's Erdogan blackmailing Europe. I can tell you that rape, the rapes we have seen were very much part of the plan.

The key here I think to understand is not so much weather the 10 kings will rise from Europe or a reformed EU, but if she allows herself to be seduced by the money that Islam has to backfill her serious banking crisis and in return for economic 'cooperation' (read bailout) - Islamic banking to be followed by Islamic law becomes more and more common throughout Europe.

This is the trend I am watching, not that the man of sin will rise from Europe, though much of his power will probably extend there. No, I am looking for Islam to move more rapidly throughout the west and give the religion of Muhammad considerable influence in the west, displacing Christ and Christian traditions.

What Does This mean Geopolitcally?

It means that the the European elite along with other 'Globalizers' need, if they want to continue their march towards their hoped for 'utopia' will have to alter their methods and perhaps, re-align their goals with the new reality of the Brexit and growing popular discontent with Europe's governing elite and structures.

But this is the danger and a very real one not just for Europe but for America as well. I know I have spoken about this before - that these trade deals, which have absolutely no democratic input, are negotiated in secret by only the wealthy and powerful and are thrust upon the people in lame duck sessions of Congress are likely to spur the same kinds of 'Brexit' feelings right here in the US. Don't laugh dear readers, in Texas they have always had a strong and vibrant Succession movement, now labeled euphemistically the 'Texit' movement.

This in my view is the key problem with the tactics that Globalists have used. They have gone out of their way to manipulate rather than win over genuine public opinion. The pain in many parts of America and Europe is real enough and it is disingenuous to say that many of the trends in Globalization have not been a significant contributing factor to the rising discontent.

The key to understand is this - a nation and leaders can ram these kinds of things down the people's throat and do it or a long time, but sooner or later a backlash, perhaps even violent can ensue and once that happens, no one really knows how things will shake out.

One whiff of violent revolutionary tendencies in a nation and other geopolitical actors, sensing weakness can come in and arm, direct and otherwise aid such a movement to the detriment of all.

Better to listen to the peoples voice in the media and biosphere than listen to their gunfire in the streets.
Jun 21

Hosea XIV

Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself:
according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars;
according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars,
he shall spoil their images. For now they shall say, We have no king,
because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
(Hos 10:1-3)

We begin chapter 10 of Hosea and the prophet first starts his pronouncement against the Northern Kingdom talking of fruit. We as Christians know, or at least should know that the issue of fruit in our lives is of critical, absolutely critical importance. Hosea is saying that Israel was a a fruitless vine, a dead branch. Yet the connotation here is just a little different that this simple observation. There does appear to be fruit, but that fruit is of no use to the Lord, but does serve the interests of Israel and her idols and gods. Clearly the imputation here is that the fruit that was on Israel's tree was rotten. It was evil fruit. They took the good things that God gave them and used them in their idolatrous practices. Yes, Israel had increased the altars to Baal and the countryside was probably littered with them. They were of divided loyalties. They said they served the Lord but at night the clothes came off and they were frolicking and copulating under the image of Baal. The Lord hates divided loyalties and he made this plain in both the Old Testament and the new.

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions?
if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.
And the people answered him not a word.
(1Ki 18:21)


Christ hit the same basic issue in the Gospel's

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

(Mat 6:24)


It's essentially the same theme we see in the book of Revelation, though the theme is just a little bit different.

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm,
 and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest,
I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing;
and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

(Rev 3:15-17)


Now, the divine 'fruit inspector' has arrived and he is not pleased with the rotted fruit that just barely clings to the vines. It was useless. The Lord was not pleased about this. He was going to destroy all of those graven images Israel had come to adore.

The Israelite's are then confounded in the next verse because now, they have no King and the suddenly begin to understand why. They forsook the Lord and did not fear and revere him. But their state has become so desperate, that they realize that a king would not do them a bit of good anyway. Albert Barnes has this note on the passage.

In sin, all Israel had asked for a king, when the Lord was their king; in sin, Ephraim had made Jeroboam king; in sin, their subsequent kings were made, without the counsel and advice of God; and now as the close of all, they reflect how fruitless it all was. They had a king, and yet, as it were, they had no king, since, God being angry with them, he had no strength to deliver them. And now, without love, the memory of their evil deeds crushes them beyond hope of remedy. - Albert Barnes

As a side note on Chapter 10, the JFB commentary makes it plain that this prophecy was uttered between Shalmaneser's first and second invasion of Israel and they see this chapter a being a kind of utterance of the unlawful and unwise treaties and geopolitical arrangements they made with bad actors during those days.


They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant:
thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven:
for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it,
for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.
It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb:
Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.

(Hos 10:4-6)

One thing God hates, truly hates is lies, liars and oath breakers. We all have pet peeves and lying is one of the Lord's. Do you know what a habitual liar is? He is a person who has shown us who his spiritual father is. Satan is the father of lies and those who are his offspring have that deceitful DNA permeating their forked tongues. As a Christian for many years I can say this. When I was younger both physically and in the Lord, I wondered why the Lord hated lies so much.

We Americans have come to expect them, they are part of our daily lives. People lie, they lie all the time, they make commitments they know they are not going to keep, they make up stories they know are not true and vote for candidates they know will not keep their promises and sell you goods often based on some kind of falsehood. Even our money system is a kind of lie. Lying is as American as Washington DC. But you know what that shows us? It shows the the true spiritual state of our nation and the people who live in her. We are a nation of propagandists, liars and covenant breakers. There is no use in trying to paper over these things. I see it and more importantly God see's it.

Now today, we Americans make light of this and frankly very few mark that the spirit of lies and falsehood that have overtaken the US government but also do a far greater degree our entire society. Most folks don't see this as being even remotely significant. Drug makers lie about side effects, the military lies about its military successes, our media lie to us about what is going on in the world, even our sports stars lie to us about how games get 'fixed'. I could go on and on about lies in America but this is less about America that it is about what God thinks of them and those who tell them.

There is a judgment and it springs up like Hemlock. Hemlock is a poison. It was the poison they gave Socrates when they murdered him in Greece. It shuts down the Central Nervous system and its symptoms are nausea, vomiting, tremors, confusion, dizziness seizures and death occurs from respiratory failure or heart attack. This is the poison the prophet used to describe the judgment/curse that would fall upon them when the Lord turns his wrath on his people. It's almost like the Lord is describing the poison of lies as it spreads across the kingdom and brings in judgement. People become dizzy and their ability to control themselves becomes hindered as the poison spreads throughout the body.

The following verse makes plain that God has not forgotten those Calf-idols at Bethaven. We know that the Bull itself was one of the key idols that Hosea was talking about and that Bethaven was one of the key places of idolatry. But the phrase here is a slightly deeper connotation. Here is the word translated calves.

H5697
עגלה
‛eglâh
eg-law'
Feminine of H5695; a (female) calf, especially one nearly grown (that is, a heifer): - calf, cow, heifer.

The use of this word may be a kind of symbol of derision or mockery. Kind of like a calf that can barely stand up straight after it is born, in order to denote the weakness and impotence of the idols of the Northern Kingdom. I think the gist of what is said here is this - Samaria, the kings and priests were all 'calf worshipers' and Samaria was where the power was. It was the capital of the 10 tribes (1Ki_16:29; 1Ki_22:51; 2Ki_13:1; 2Ki_13:10; 2Ki_15:8)

Because of the coming desolation's the people would mourn for it, the priests that once loved it would fear because the 'glory' of it had departed. The word priest here is the word.

H3649
כּמר
kâmâr
kaw-mawr'
From H3648; properly an ascetic (as if shrunk with self maceration), that is, an idolatrous priest (only in plural): - Chemarims, (idolatrous) priests.

The phrase the glory has departed from it probably has many connotations. First that the its worshipers were gone and no longer frequented it as they awaited the wrath of the coming desolation. Second, it probably means that all the jewels and ornaments that adorned the piece of wood or metal that they worshiped would be stripped away from it. What is of note is that Israel mourns for this idol but not for her sins, nor does she do so before the Lord. It was for this stubborn idolatry that she was going to be rejected by the Lord and God was going to cast them off the land.

We will continue Hosea Chapter 10 soon, but before we get away from Hosea just yet, let me pass this on to a reader who was confused about the episode I quoted in Judges about the woman who was gang-raped in Gibeah.

Here is what one reader commented.

Hello. I was trying to read the Judges' passage that is amazingly similar to Sodom and Gomorrah. I guess it is stems from the same spirit/demon. That spirit always lusts after the same thing with the same desperation.  I don't quite understand the turn of events at the end when the man cuts up his concubine into 12 parts (12 tribes?)
Rather than answer that one I think one of the better commentaries puts this strange and revolting passage in perspective.
and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces; cut off her limbs at the joints of her bones, and made twelve pieces of them, according to the number of the tribes of Israel:

and sent her into all the coasts of Israel; that is, to every tribe, as Josephus says (y): there was now no supreme magistrate to apply unto for justice, nor the court of seventy elders, and therefore he took this strange and unheard of method to acquaint each of the tribes with the fact committed; this he did not out of disrespect to his wife, but to express the vehement passion he was in on account of her death, in the way it was, and to raise their indignation at the perpetrators of it. Ben Gersom thinks he did not send to the tribe of Benjamin, where the evil was done; but Abarbinel is of another mind, and as Levi was not a tribe that lay together in one part of the land, but was scattered in it, pieces might be sent to the two half tribes of Manasseh, as the one lay on the one side Jordan, and the other on the other, and so there were twelve for the twelve pieces to be sent unto. So Ptolemy king of Egypt killed his eldest son, and divided his members, and put them in a box, and sent them to his mother on his birthday (z). Chytraeus (a) writes, that about A. C. 140, a citizen of Vicentia, his daughter being ravished by the governor Carrarius, and cut to pieces, who had refused to send her to him, being sent back again, he put up the carcass in a vessel, and sent it to the senate of Venice, and invited them to punish the governor, and seize upon the city.
- John Gill

This was a horrible crime and this man who was wronged was going to make sure that no one in Israel could ignore what they did to his concubine. This was, if I had to give it a modern day analogy, kind of like a giving them a 'message they won't forget' kind of thing you may find in some Mafia movies. You can send a messenger to a guy and he may listen or ignore him but you send in a severed hand or head, and you have his full and undivided attention.

This is probably the sense this man was giving to he elders of his time, since there was no central magistrate, king or authority.

14 June

The Shooting

I know some of my readers would really like me to opine about the Florida shooting. I really have little to say. I think this is a horrible tragedy, I think this is the kind of thing that we have and can continue to expect as long as groups like ISIS are aided and abetted by the Gulf Shiekdoms and our own government. While, yes it's true that these days the US is indeed finally fighting ISIS, it is not clear to this author that the links between certain IS leaders and the US intelligence community have been severed. I am not convinced that they have been.

That aside, I also want to make it plain that as much as I find homosexuality repugnant, I can in no way whatsoever advocate or excuse violence against these people. God's offer of forgiveness extends to gays as well as to the straight. I think it most unwise for Christians or anyone to say they 'deserve' this because of their choices. We all 'deserve' death, for that is sin's wages. The killer, or rather mass murderer clearly had it 'in' for gays' The LAT has a great story on the lengths this guy had gone to target them.

Many people on the web are asking questions about if this was real or some kind of set up. I don't know, but for those of you who are skeptical that such a thing can happen, let me just say that some of these mass shootings did have some powerful people behind them who were indeed pulling the strings, before, during and most importantly after the shooting to gain control of the narrative in the media. I will say this and take it for what it is worth, which admittedly may not be much -  this shooting hits all the right buttons. It gives sympathy to the gay community, it demonizes religious people, it will eventually give more power to the LE community and certainly give more impetus to the gun control lobby. This could not have been better for some on the political Left it they had planned from the beginning.

Well, I can only say that there are still a lot of people in Hospital who may not recover from their wounds.

Brothers I also want to say this clearly, this kind of preaching that praised this killers actions is not of God. No one who murders another or calls for another man's murder has eternal life in them.

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer
 hath eternal life abiding in him
(1 John 3:15, KJV)

Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it. 
(John 8:43-44, KJV)


To call for another man's murder or to praise such a thing?  That is the devil talking or someone who was paid to make such statement in order to create a backlash against Christians. Please do not allow a twisted message claiming to be from God turn you to hating these people. We were all sinners before we came to the cross and even some of our Christian leaders have been honest enough to tell the world of their own struggles against homosexuality.

Please, pray for the those victims of this shooting who are still in hospital as well as the families of those who have lost loved ones.

Brothers, there is already too much hate out there. We don't need anyone preaching it from the Pulpit. God loves Gay people enough to call them to repentance and to the cross of Christ, just like he did for me and you when we were sinners.

And for those of you who want to cast stones at these victims...


So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them,
He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 
(John 8:7, KJV)
But... who knows what else will come out of all of this?


13 Jun

Quo Vadis Americum?

(Where are you going America?)

Where is this once great land heading? Where are our elite going to take us? That is a question that more and more seems clear to wide Awake Americans, those who know their God and can see the times. There are some very ugly things going on in our world today and inside the nation, we are seeing all the growing signs of a society in terminal decline. Over the weekend, we saw the worst mass shooting in American history when an alleged American Muslim (I have to say that as the MSM news these days is pretty unreliable) shot over 100 and killed over 50 people and a gay bar in Florida. As of Sunday PM, the newsbeat makes clear that this was an act of terrorism with possible ties to ISIS.

It's hard to understand what has happened this once great land if one does not understand what God has and does expect from America. We as a nation have been guilty of an orgy of  violence, both at home and abroad. This shooting was not the last one, and as we all know it is hardly the first mass shooting in America. This has been a consistent pattern in American society. Someone either going crazy or making some twisted political statement with a loaded weapon.

Brothers, America is falling into the lap of satan. When violence, perversions and corruption meet, satan is certainly a key ingredient in the mix. This is what has happened to the nation. You see, I don't really think there is anything that can, at this point in time, be done for the nation. It's too far gone. On the last day, America and her citizens will be considered 'goat nations'. This is one of the things the man who had the visions of 'I saw the Tribulation' saw.  I think that yes, this is what we will be seeing in our nation. More 'goat like' characteristics showing forth.  He said that if America did not repent by 2003, that she would be lumped in with the Goat nations.

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him,
 then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered
all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth
his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand,
but the goats on the left.

 (Matthew 25:31-33, KJV)

What was once blessed beyond all others can be cursed in the same manner if we as a nation fail to repent or our truly abominable crimes. Dear brethren. I have long felt, in fact for about a decade, in my spirit and in my prayer closet, that America has passed some spiritual threshold from which she will never return. One look at the kinds of people we have running for President should really tell us of the real character of our nation. From wars, the covert instigation of them, setting brother against brother in race wars overseas, to overthrowing the governments of others - this has been the pattern of America and the people are none the wiser and worse, most just don't care.  This is the center of luciferian control. Yes, I did say and mean luciferian. Shaking the kingdoms again, this is directly our of the dirge against Lucifer found in the book of Isiah, 14th chapter (Dirge against Lucifer/Babylon).

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee,
saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble,
that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness,
and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the
house of his prisoners?
 (Isaiah 14:16-17, KJV)


Brothers, America has been doing this for some time now, particularly under President Obama. Arms? who sells the most weapons in our world today? It's America, that's who. Isiah, in chapter 14 is laying out who lucifer is and just as importantly giving us a vivid and poetic description of true luciferian government. Brothers I can tell you this -  it is incredibly deceptive and just as seductive.

So where is America heading? Where will the next administration take us? Will violence and arrogant unilateralism continue on at its usual satanic proportions, or will some kind of sanity take hold? Will Americans continue to dope themselves up with Heroin, Pot and anti-depressants? Will sexual immorality (both hetero and homo) grow to even greater abominable heights? Will traitors, criminals and spies continue to be given free reign in the halls of power?

Brothers, I think there is about a 0% chance for positive change and a 99.9% chance that things will continue to slide downhill at an even more rapid pace under the next President, regardless of party or gender.

We Americans have set a pattern and mold for ourselves and we can no longer break free of it.

We want our wealth, sin and pleasures too much to make a change, so we flock to leaders who promise us more wealth, sin and pleasure and could care less about the consequences, either temporal or spiritual. The candidate who promises the best 4 year party gets into the White House.

We'll worry about paying for it later.

The problem is that for all of those past party's, later is today.

I do not see any signs of repentance in America  but rather a stubborn pride and arrogance in its sinfulness as somehow it's divine right to do evil. Well, it is 'divine' - to the god of this world and the spirit of this age.

Dear readers I take no pleasure in writing this. None. But there is a lack of divine insight and moreover a deep cowardice I see in far too many Christians who would rather be loved by this world than stand up against evil and speak out against it. This can and should be done by more pastors and priests, by more prophets and bloggers who claim (let me stress that word CLAIM)  to know the Lord.

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet,
and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness,
and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice;
they take delight in approaching to God. Wherefore have we fasted, say they,
and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge?
Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness:
ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
s it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow
down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him?
wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness,
 to undo the heavy burdens,
and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye
break every yoke?
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that
thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked,
that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.
 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say,
Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul;
then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water,
 whose waters fail not.
(Isa 58:1-11)



Why is America - the American experiment failing? It is because the nation has turned on the Lord and given heed to deceitful spirits and wicked men and women whose hearts are given over to covetousness, sexual immorality, false religion, hate, murder and every wicked deed. These are the kinds of men and women Americans consistently elevate into positions of power and influence. The deeper problem is that such men and women in fact, are a deeper reflection of the character of far too many people in our nation...

...Nominal 'Christians' included.

Like the lost, they want their cake and eat it too without thought of the broader and deeper consequences of their choices on the nation and others in the nation. When I see the rise of men like Trump and the support he is getting from a lot of so called Christians, I ask myself - do they even care what a Trump Presidency will do to the poor, to minorities and the homeless? Or are they voting for him because they hated Obama or because he is White and says some things that often sound pretty racist? What is motivating so many White Americans to vote for a guy like Trump?

This is not so much a slam against Trump as it is a slam against the narrow, selfish and yes, devilish mentality that afflicts those who claim to be  (but aren't) Christians. But those on the left felt the same way about Obama. Christians, particularly Black Christians flocked to the polls to put him into power. What did he give us? Homosexuality and forcing Christian institutions to pay for abortions -  more wars (though covert ones) that targeted the very poorest people on earth. He did not bind up the wounds of the poor man, he blew them to smithereens. He allowed is own intelligence agencies to  give arms to terrorists  (he signed the waiver) and then tried to lie about who was getting the arms. Yes, while they will lie like the devil about it, US intelligence was key in assisting, in organizing, training and directing ISIS from it's very inception. What was the result? Go here and find out.


This is the devils work and the devil is working so hard, even in his 'heat acclimated' biology, he is breaking sweat working so hard!! He has been given significant latitude by a succession of Presidential administrations, not just Obama's to get busy with his satanic undertakings. They all seem to be saying to him, "We love you Lou... keep up the evil work!!"


But you know what? I am not going to blame Obama nor Bush. This is a system and the American people are the root and branch of it. They know our Government is up to evil, but deep down inside, they don't care, not as long as there is gas at the pump, ice cream in the fridge and a 12 ounce steak and their local restaurant. If the severed heads of God's sheep are rolling around the desert as a result of American policies, what is that to them? They are heading off to the movies to see the next installment of the latest comic book spinoff.

This is wickedness and the Church in America is part and parcel of this system. They are not called out (Ekkleisa - Church/called out ones) and separate as the Lord commands, they are the deeply intertwined with it, and dare not speak against the hand that feeds them and keeps them comfortable... and deceived.

Quo Vadis Americum? Where are you going? What are you doing? What is your plan? Is it to kill up half the planet so you can keep your SUV? Is it to blow away more women and children so you can feel safe and secure on your tempurpedic mattress, pooping Zoloft with your Obamacare prescription? How many other people's countries are we going to set loose the demons of chaos, instability, hate in order to bring in fascism - RACIST fascism to the others?

Dear readers, God is good and knows those people, that little flock that are truly this. His people will cringe at giving support to this system, except to change it for the better, not just for themselves, but for the sake of others in the nation and more importantly to align the nations priorities with those of the most high God, rather than the most low satan.

Americans prefer the most low satan and trends in this nation in almost every sphere of life make this plain to those who know God.

Brothers, we as sincere Christians need to stop thinking we can change this nation for the better in the political realm. If there is going to be a positive change that we can effect, it is going to have to be in our prayer closets and prayer groups. Deep, intercessory prayer should be lifted up for the people and institutions of this nation and that the strongholds of satanic influence are both exposed and taken down.

We don't need another political action committee, or another head-fake candidate who will tell his constituents what they want to hear during the election and then betray them afterwards. Such men are liars and no consistent and habitual liar has anything to do with the Lord. They are servants of the devil - man or woman;  Black or White.


Brothers, it is my hope that we as nation do some soul searching. But if that is not possible, perhaps Christians, real Christians can and begin to make a difference in the Spiritual realm against the deep satanic stronghold that has its tentacles wrapped round all three branches of Government in DC and has a pretty strong grip in many State Houses, Police Stations, County Councils, Courts and other key institutions in the American nation.

Where is America heading? Where will she head? She needs to change direction and begin to acknowledge God in all things and give honor to him, not just in form, but it word and in deed. This nation needs to remember the God who made us into the very great nation we are or discover what it means to be known as the land of Ichabod.
12 Jun

A New Way To Track You

This is a most interesting and highly technical way to track people while they surf. I hope you all get a chance to read it and go to the test site and see if you are vulnerable. This is based on a White Paper out of Princeton U. that is linked in the document. It uses your sound card as a tool to fingerprint you.

The White paper is good so check it out. Though technical in nature, most of it is readable to lay people. The paper also talks about less known methods like Canvas, WebRTC and several other lesser known methods of tracking now transpiring across millions of sites on the web. You may have never heard of these methods. You should take time out and find out more. And find some extensions or addons that block these methods. Now I have run these tests on different browsers and extensions and I find that only in Pale Moon has this new Audio tracking tool not worked. More and more I have come to respect that little browser as it is very fast (faster that FF) and has some built in security features that disallow a lot of tracking that FF refuses (that is the right word) to implement into its browser  - like built in XSS support.

So what should you do? Well, first of all don't think all of this tracking is innocuous. Someone spent a lot of time, research and money to discover this new way of tracking. Why?

Because they want to track you, that's why!

This is one of those tools they were probably hoping no one would find out about. Now I can tell you that based upon some 'fingerprints' in that paper that someone in government wanted people to know about this new method. That is the good news. The bad news is that from what I gather, Google is the worst offender and the US government is all over Google.


This is one thing about Android you should all be most careful of. Google owns it and whenever you have that thing on, wherever you go, your data is going into the databases that no one can legally tell you about.  No one will tell you how its being used, if its being sold to the Saudi's, Iranians, Chinese or Al Qaeda and don't laugh, unless somewhere the law in clear black and white forbids it, they will do it. If there is a gray area in the law, they will drive a truck right through it.

This is one reason I was so disappointed when the folks at SailfishOS (Jolla) made a tablet and could only produce a few prototypes and had to stop making them. They ran into a sudden 'cash crunch' and then their suppliers started  'having problems' on them. You can read about their ordeal here.

What I know is this. The US intelligence community has in the past gone after both domestic and foreign companies who threaten the NSA's and the CIA's dominance in the mobile technology market. Read that last sentence and internalize it.

When they see another player come along that threatens their dominance and their ability to track, monitor, data mine, do remote access (getting into your system reading your personal files and passwords with no warrant or probable cause), harass, set up and blackmail ordinary people, they will go after them or hire/encourage others to do it for them. Now, I fully confess, I don't know for a fact that this is what happened to the Jolla tablet. But given the Sailfish OS's difficulty in gaining a foothold in the US mobile phone market and the deep and often secret cooperation all of your mobile device makers, network providers and makers of Operating Systems have had here in the US with the NSA and the CIA, I don't think its too hard to do the math. This I know, People who use SailfishOS really, really like it. What is more the battery in some of  their products is user replaceable, something that the US intelligence community really frowns upon. Why? I will tell you based on my experiences.

When they hacked my laptop, they had some kind of malware that scanned my Samsung Chronos HD. I could not stop it and I could not turn it off (the powerbutton was disabled by the malware). If I had a notebook with a battery that I could take out, I would have. I didn't so I couldn't. My Chronos' battery can be taken out, but it requires some serious effort tools and probably about 30 min of work the first time you try it.

Now you know why your tablets and phones don't have replaceable batteries and a hellfire missile is likely to 'accidentally' hit a factory that tries to make one.

I have long known about this vulnerability and did not want to really talk about it as I really do like to give our security the benefit of any substantial doubts I have about their tools. But since it is being abused to go after bloggers and not terrorists; the brothers and not violent neo-Nazi's, and hit out at activists and others who are trying to bring positive change to the nation - they need to be aware. Moreover the Intel community seems intent on attacking Americans rather than protecting them. So, until I see some fundamental change, I will from time to time, with great care talk about some of the things I discovered when the Feds turned operation 'nigger catcher' on me. I do this ONLY to help others who could very well come into their crosshairs to protect themselves from the skulduggery, often illegal skulduggery they engage in.

Someone in the US wants to kill any alternative to the two US dominant players and will do whatever it takes to make sure they keep it, including destroying someones legal, and legitimate business both here at home and overseas. Make it look like a comedy of errors so that they would be shut down or unable to produce the offending piece of software or hardware.

The bad news is that the tablet is dead, but they do have a lot of phones about and their OS is being actively worked on. The threat to them? Some US intelligence front will go in and try and buy it up, fund it, and load it up with NSA spyware to make sure that they can do their dirt to people they want to target.

Now I am going to tell this. The Intelligence community when they were harassing me, hacked my site. They harvested my password and hacked my site. How did they do it? Filezilla the Mozilla owned FTP client was the vector. The intelligence community... I got enemies over there. A lot of them. They hate me. Some with a perfect hatred. Why? First off, I am a Christian. Second,  I am Black. They don't like people in either group they cannot control. If they can find a Tom or a Judas, they'll love you. If you are a brother who really cares about fixing what's wrong in Black America and are not afraid to step on toes, Black or White, these guys will come after you. These guys are determined to keep what's broken in Black America as broken as possible and make sure that whatever works... gets broken. They use many of their sock puppet Black leaders to do it with

If you are Christian preaching the whole unvarnished word of God, they will come after you. They will find a legal way to do it. If you are Black they will call you a 'Violent Militant' even if you are dedicated to peace and do not or ever have owned a weapon. If you are a Christian they will call you a 'raving fundamentalist', even though you preach and live the law of love and seek peace with ALL men. But other activists and bloggers as well are under a very similar threat. They will come after you, sooner or later, one way or another they will 'seek and destroy' Americans who wish to bring in genuine positive change into American society.  I will say this -  those corporate ties between the NSA and the CIA? That is a big part of your problem. There are billions of dollars at stake in the 'people repression' business. When big business wants to take someone down or out, they call in the hounds of hell over in the Intelligence Community.

Be warned.

Remember I passed on how this was done last January. (excerpt  follows)

I am sincerely hoping that the Intelligence Oversight Committee's will reel in the cowboy's over there at NSA and also in the CIA and put a leash on them made of tungsten steel and a whip that every time they hear it crack, they cringe in fear. Yes, I want them to be able do their jobs when those jobs protect, rather than victimize Americans, but to make sure that they know the boundaries, respect them and if they don't respect them, that clear and most unpleasant punishment is certain.


One thing I will pass on now is how the Intel boys got into the backend of my site and would  (a few years ago) change my updates. This was not legal, but they did it. Let me start by saying this (I have to be careful). Mozilla has 'connections' into the intel community. I cannot say more about that but let me make that fact crystal clear.

The job of Intel people are to gather intelligence. They do that by exploiting 'grey areas' in US law (when it comes to US citizens) that allows them to or rather, they think allows them to  do what most people assume they are prevented from doing. This is how they did it.

Yesterday morning, August 5, a Firefox user informed us that an advertisement on a news site in Russia was serving a Firefox exploit that searched for sensitive files and uploaded them to a server that appears to be in Ukraine. This morning Mozilla released security updates that fix the vulnerability. All Firefox users are urged to update to Firefox 39.0.3. The fix has also been shipped in Firefox ESR 38.1.1.

The vulnerability comes from the interaction of the mechanism that enforces JavaScript context separation (the “same origin policy”) and Firefox’s PDF Viewer. Mozilla products that don’t contain the PDF Viewer, such as Firefox for Android, are not vulnerable. The vulnerability does not enable the execution of arbitrary code but the exploit was able to inject a JavaScript payload into the local file context. This allowed it to search for and upload potentially sensitive local files.

The files it was looking for were surprisingly developer focused for an exploit launched on a general audience news site, though of course we don’t know where else the malicious ad might have been deployed. On Windows the exploit looked for subversion, s3browser, and Filezilla configurations files, .purple and Psi+ account information, and site configuration files from eight different popular FTP clients. On Linux the exploit goes after the usual global configuration files like /etc/passwd, and then in all the user directories it can access it looks for .bash_history, .mysql_history, .pgsql_history, .ssh configuration files and keys, configuration files for remina, Filezilla, and Psi+, text files with “pass” and “access” in the names, and any shell scripts. Mac users are not targeted by this particular exploit but would not be immune should someone create a different payload. [Update: we’ve now seen variants that do have a Mac section, looking for much the same kinds of files as on Linux.]

The exploit leaves no trace it has been run on the local machine. If you use Firefox on Windows or Linux it would be prudent to change any passwords and keys found in the above-mentioned files if you use the associated programs. People who use ad-blocking software may have been protected from this exploit depending on the software and specific filters being used. - Mozilla.org


Now I highlighted Filezilla for a reason. That was the FTP program I used to use. I use it no longer. Why not? The same folks run both Firefox and Filezilla. Moreover, I never liked the idea that my Filezilla password was stored in the clear - no encryption and no possible way to encrypt it.  You can find it in the directory in the sitesettings.xml file in plaintext.

So when you went to certain sites (thousands of them) run by certain people who put the vulnerability in BOTH PIECES of the software to begin with (this was not an accident or oversight, despite claims to the contrary), they harvested the password to the back-end of your site. They probably did this will hundreds of thousands of bloggers and sites without their knowledge.

I know of at least one occasion for sure and I am fairly certain about a dozen times that my site was hacked in such a manner and I know who did it and why.

I just did not know how.

FYI, if you have one of those new 4th generation intel processors... brothers, they can do similar things to you when your computer when it's not even connected to the internet. More here.

Why do I bring his up here? Because it is nearly impossible to find a good FTP client that is not somehow vulnerable to a similar hack. Some of the good older ones, well in Ubuntu, they stopped working in the latest version (Gftp). In windows... there is no such thing as anything that the Intel boys cannot hack with only a few exceptions. So what is the answer? How did this happen? Well, in the past quiet pressure is brought to bear on software makers to stop making software that they have difficulty in exploiting and using to set up and or kill bloggers and activists. This is particularly true in firewalls, antivirus makers and anything related to either security or tracking.

Why would someone want to make sure that FTP clients that bloggers use can be easily hacked?

So they can change, remove and otherwise alter stuff on their site or as I strongly suspect they tried to do with me, upload stuff on their server to entrap them. I had a lot of problems with my servers during their operation and it went down many times. But other things that pointed me to what they were trying to do made it plain who was behind it, but for the sake of others, I will not say more.

Yes, this is clearly and totally illegal.

With me, some were trying to upload classified material on my servers to set me up as some kind of a leaker. I have no classified data that has not already been leaked via Wikileaks, released in mainstream news organizations or has been officially declassified. The only kinds of classified data I will ever post here are files officially declassified.

But upload data to my site I had never seen or had access to in order to set me up and accuse me?

Yet from what I understand, they were going to do it anyway. Those are the kinds of devils we have working in the Intelligence Community.

Simply put - activists need to get into reality and get secure. Real secure. If not, they will come after you and take you down. You won't even know what hit you or why when Uncle Sam hits you like a ton of bricks. Let me tell you this - A President Trump or a President Hillary are not going to protect you. Just the opposite, both are very likely to roll back any of the very tepid reforms already put in place. So keep that fact in mind.

Now.... I say the following without the slightest touch of arrogance, so take what I say here in the spirit it is given.

I know I am considerably smarter and more observant than most. Additionally I used to work in the IC and had a very, very high clearance and know how these guys operate. I had a distinct advantage that 99% of bloggers and activists don't have and never will have. It's not possible for them to get it. That is why I am still walking around and not observing the growth of grassroots from six feet under. I also have something most others who once worked in the IC don't have. That is courage. I will talk about these things... carefully but I will talk about them if the cowboys, traitors and half-wits over there keep forgetting who they are supposed to be working for.

But my courage comes from the fact that I know my God and he wants people particularly Christians to be wise as serpents in these times and that Christian's often are very naive about a lot of the harsher realities our world and nation face. They think patriotism is a shield from this kind of treatment. It isn't. It is a blindfold that keeps you from seeing the enemy approaching you with an axe, a bucket and a mop.

All three will be needed when he cuts off your head. Yes, I am using some colorful language here, but keep in mind just how the saints in the last days are appointed to die and who reigns with Christ during the millennium reign

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:
and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus,
and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,
neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.
This is the first resurrection.

 (Rev 20:4-5, KJV)

Colorful? Yes. A bit shocking? Yes. But also biblically accurate.

Did you know how loyal HItler's Brown-shirts were? They were the most loyal group of men Hitler had in his service.

It did not save them when their usefulness was over. Many gave the Hitler Salute and said 'Heil Hitler', just before they were executed.... by Hitler.

Let us all pause and consider these things and let Christian bloggers and others who seek love, faith righteousness and truth in Christ Jesus. Let us do our work while we can. Let us have the same mind of Christ in these matters who said...

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day:
the night cometh, when no man can work.
(John 9:4, KJV)

Beware brothers, the word National Security more and more these days is being used not to protect the nation, but to betray it. Spies and traitors are operating at very high levels and they know how to work the laws and system to destroy the nations security using the shield of 'National Security' to help them  do it. They know the gray areas in the law so that they can betray the nation and not be prosecuted for it.



Joshua At Ai: One Too Many Israelite's

A Christian's journey to the promised land is beset with many difficulties. A great many. There are some we have control over, others we don't. But difficulties are just par for the course. I think Joshua's battle to gain entry to the land that God promised him and the Israelite's is one of the most telling OT episodes on how we Christians have to battle to enter into God's rest. Joshua was a true man of God and a mighty warrior. He had all the traits of both and used both to the Glory of God.

God had worked a major miracle at Jericho and clearly, if there were any lingering doubts about Joshua's leadership skills and favor with God, they evaporated after the siege of Jericho. Joshua was God's man and one whom the miracle at Jericho further established. But the next battle was a completely different matter.

One would think that after the Jericho battle things would go easy for the Israelite's and that they would have victory after victory. The battle of Ai changed all of that. Suddenly and at least at first inexplicably, they suffered a defeat. It was not a crushing one, 36 men were killed. But it had a devastating effect on the morale of the Israelite's and their army.

And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water. (Josh 7:5, KJV)
Often in our own lives when things don't go as we planned or things get fouled up, we lose heart. This is what happened to Israel after Ai.

Joshua had a different response to the crisis. Rather than moan and complain, he rent his clothes and fell on his face before his God. The elders of Israel did the same thing. They wanted to know why the Lord had forsaken them on the battlefield. They had enormous doubts now about the worthiness of continuing even saying that they wished they had been content remaining on the other side of the Jordan! Not only that but they were afraid that the surrounding tribes would hear of it and take heart against Israel in future battles.

Then God finally tells them the answer with a swift rebuke. 'Get up, Why are you lying on your face praying, there is sin in the camp!' is the Lord's paraphrased response. Then he identifies the problem. There an abomination, an accursed thing - something that God hates in the camp.

Yes, God really hates abomination. Thoroughly. When the wise man told of the seven abominations that God hates in Proverbs (Proverbs 6:16), that is what he meant. These are things that can and will get in your way of your Christian walk. But for Joshua there was a more tangible accursed thing, an abomination in the camp.

Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant
which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing,
and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it
even among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could
not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before
their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be
with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
(Josh 7:11-12, KJV)

This was a physical or tangible abomination. What Solomon describes in proverbs are spiritual abomination and they are no less offensive to the Lord. But here at Ai, one (count 'em - ONE) person had something that was abominable to the Lord and it caused the failure of Joshua army at Ai. Not only the abominable thing was there but two other sins are mentioned. One was theft and the other was dissembling - lying about it. The word for dissembling is this one.

H3584
כּחשׁ
kâchash
kaw-khash'
A primitive root; to be untrue, in word (to lie, feign, disown) or deed (to disappoint, fail, cringe): - deceive, deny, dissemble, fail, deal falsely, be found liars, (be-) lie, lying, submit selves.


God warned Joshua of this thing and told him that there would be no more victories until he get rid of the abominable thing from their midst. Yes, the Lord was giving them an ultimatum. Clearly someone in the camp did not take the Lord's word seriously and consequently refused to heed God's clear concise and express commandments. What was the cost of this persons rebellion? Thirty-six lives and a major embarrassment for Israel.

Joshua and the elders finally found their culprit. A man named Achan was the guilty party. He made is confession and was contrite in making known that he had sinned against the Lord. Covetousness entered into his heart, he lusted for something forbidden to him.
And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against
the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment,
and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of
 fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them;
and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent,
 and the silver under it.
 (Josh 7:20-21, KJV)

When they found the goods Achan it was clear, had to pay. I think this is something that we Christians tend to forget at times. That being that God's forgiveness, while freely given does not mean we don't have to face some of the consequences of our bad behavior. Look at David - he lost the son he wanted so much and the sword of violence never left his household. Did God forgive David? Yes and still loved and blessed him but the consequences of his evil (and what David did was truly evil) would not be turned back. David had to pay for his sin. The same thing with Achan. He sinned and he even confessed, but in the end the consequences for his sin had to be paid. Like David, his sinfulness cost others their lives and the Lord would not spare them at least some of the consequences of their wickedness.

Once the wicked man was removed and his accursed thing gotten rid of, Israel had success. But that is what it took nothing more and nothing less.

What is the lesson here? There are many but lets concentrate on what it means to us personally and to the wider body of Christians.

I am often accused of being a little too conservative and 'hard nosed' on basic, fundamental Bible teachings. I accept the criticism, at least in comparison to what is often taught today. There are some fundamentals that with God, there is no middle ground. Either you will obey or rebel. It does not matter how many pastors or priests or Pope's soft peddle God's commandments, the truth is they are immutable and he is not going to change them. Taking life because of covetousness? Both David and Achan were guilty of this and each paid dearly.

The truth is that more and more each day we are seeing a falling away from the basic fundamental teachings of the Bible. This has been the pattern we have seen for many years now and in many places it is accelerating. Why? Well mostly because of false doctrines and false teachers who are among the people to do and to teach others to do evil rather than good. But that is not the only reason for it and that is where I think this teaching in Joshua is instructive.

Achan was just one man in the camp, but his sin caused the three big 'D's -  defeat, death and doubt among the children of Israel. This is what sin will do. It causes all manner of trouble and that trouble oftentimes is not just for the sinner but all who are in the camp (association/Church etc) will often be deeply effected by one troublemaker in the assembly. There is only one issue that can deeply effect the Church's spiritual standing with God. What is that? Well lets start with what it is not.

It's not race
It's not economic standing
It's not living on the wrong side of the tracks
It's not hair color
It's not age
It's not language or nationality
It's not the kind of car you drive.

The only real thing that can effect a Church's, a prayer group, an informal Christian assembly standing with God is sin. All manner of sin - greed, covetousness, adultery, fornication, hate of any kind, cruelty, unforgivenenss. These things in the lives and hearts of men and women in the congregation this will choke out many, most if not all of God's blessings as well as keep it from having those spiritual victories that so many crave.

Sin is the biggest impediment to a victorious Christian walk and a victorious Christian life. When I read the troubles that Joshua faced I often look at the enemies his host had to fight as being the same kinds of things we Christians have to fight. Only they had the Amorites and the Amelekites and we have the 'fornication-ites' and the 'coveteous-ites' and the false doctrine-ites to deal with. They are no less dangerous to us than that the men who bore swords in those bygone days. We as Christians are in a battle and we are in hostile territory, just like Joshua and the Israelite's were. For we in the west, we have to deal with these different kinds of enemies. But if you live in Iraq, Syria or Nigeria, you have to deal with sin as well as literal sword wielding enemies of Christ. Think Boko Haram and ISIS.

Our battles though are spiritual and as such must be fought with Spiritual weapons. Paul exhorted us as to this in the book of Ephesians.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
to stand.Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness;And your feet shod with the preparation of the
gospel of peace;Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation,
 and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:Praying always
with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching
thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Eph 6:13-18, KJV)



I note all of the similitude's are of warfare. These were the garb of the typical Roman Soldier in the Apostle Paul's day. Paul is using this as a way to relate to his hearers as to how to successfully fight the enemy. It's not with literal swords and shields, but with spiritual ones. Now interpose this with the narrative above and Joshua's battles. We too are on a journey to the promised land but it we want those victories, we must yield to God, get rid of sin, get rid of false doctrines, and abominations and keep our souls right with God. When we allow sin to enter in, we commit, by way of analogy, the sin of Achan and as a result we give the devil ammunition against us. Moreover we become or are on our way to becoming a hindrance to the body of Christ and keep others from victory. Go back to the Book of Revelation and the letters to the seven Churches. Each was written to and most had some issues that the Lord pointed out. But note the punishment for the entire congregation if some of the sin was not dealt with.

Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent,
and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly,
and will remove thy candlestick out of his place,
except thou repent. (Rev 2:5, KJV)


Such can be the fate of an unrepentant Church. A false doctrine like the teachings of Baalam (Rev 2:14) the false prophetess (Rev 2:20), fornication (as inferred in both passages) are major problems. They are things that God really hates and can cause us to really miss his blessings and protection. Look at Paul's admonition in the Book of Corinthians. Paul knew the perils of spiritual corruption.

But now I have written unto you not to keep company,
if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous,
or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner;
with such an one no not to eat.For what have I to do to judge them
also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away
from among yourselves that wicked person.
(1Cor 5:11-13, KJV)


The lesson I think that is most potent was that for Israel to enter into the land of promise and have the necessary victories, there was simply one too many Israelite's. One of them had to go and God made it plain that there would be no victory without Joshua dealing with this individual and his sin. In Revelation Chapter two we see the same theme, for God's continued blessing, there needed to be repentance and that there were 'one too many Christians' in the congregation.

I say these things to all of you so that we may all recognize the sin's and impediments in our own lives that may be hindering our victory. But also to let you know another important point in the above biblical narrative.

Joshua and those 36 men who died were not to blame for the failure at Ai. They did their job and yet those men died. We often look at many of the troubles we suffer and have to endure as somehow being our fault or that we may have 'missed God' in some way. Such soul searching is healthy but sometimes the trials and delays we have to face are not our fault. Look at Job. All that trouble he had to go through and none of it was his fault. This is why we cannot look at life as being a 'formula' that if we do this and do that, this will happen. Of that if we walk in a totally upright fashion our lives will follow a pattern of constant success and victory. Those 36 men and their deaths? That was the fault of others.

One thing I do is to try and take into consideration others in my decision making processes. Yes, I really do. Many don't understand why I do things the way I do sometimes but I do try to take into consideration others in all I do. I would hope others would do the same for me and that is why I do it for others. We need to take that into consideration when we sin. That adulterer... he may really enjoy that 30 minutes of sex. But when wifey finds out, that sexual escapade will cost him his marriage, his family, his kids and the consequences for it may mean massive legal bills and child support payments that will keep him in a rented room until his youngest child is 18 years old. That 30 minute 'horizontal refreshment' has now deeply effected the lives of many others, even more if the woman he was sleeping with was also married with kids.

This is why we cannot always blame ourselves for some of the bad things that happen to us. Sometimes the decisions of others can have an effect on us. But let me tell you one thing you and I must never do. We must never blame the Lord for our misfortune. If there was one lesson we learn from Job is that we must always give thanks to God for what he has already done for us, acknowledge his sovereignty, have faith and WAIT UPON THE LORD. But don't ever, EVER blame the Lord for our misfortune. God was plenteous in mercy towards Job in the end and I am convinced that his constancy in giving thanks to God even in the midst of trial was one of the key factors in God blessing Job twice as much at the end of the trial than at before. It's not that he did not complain, he did he thought he was being treated unjustly. But Job was and remained faithful to his God.

This is the key for us brothers. To remain faithful to Jesus Christ and to keep his commandments even and especially in the midst of trials and tribulations. Is this too not one of the commandments given to us Christians.

Yes, that among a few others.

Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ
Jesus concerning you.
Quench not the Spirit.
Despise not prophesyings.
Prove all things;
hold fast that which is good.
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
(1Thess 5:16-22, KJV)



Everything also means trials and tribulations.


Brothers, I write this piece today on unction for the Lord... specifically. There may be some of you who are impeding the works of God with something you are doing, or not doing and getting in the way of something that God wants to do. Sin is usually the reason, but so are other less clear ones;  Jealousy, envy, strife, anger, stubbornness and hostility - these too will choke out any blessings from God. God will wait on us to get right but he won't wait forever. And let us remember how our behavior effects others and reflects upon us and the God we serve.

Let none of us be a modern day Achan. Let us be that Joshua and his loyal captains who fought the good fight, served the Lord and inherited the promise!

Grace and peace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ

Brother Mark


FYI: Some one hacked several of my email accounts at markswatson.com to send out spam. The problem I think for the time being is corrected.

Here is the info from my hosting company

(From 1and1 Support) I've included a copy of one of the messages coming from your catchall account below.  The xprovagsid in the orignal header is an encrypted stamp from our mailserver that we use to track spam from our network.  This indicates that this mail did come from your catchall account.  The sending IP is in Brazil so someone in Brazil did have your password.  It was either taken via malware on your personal computer or a bruteforce attack.  Please scan your PCs for viruses and take care that the new passwords you've chosen are strong. - 1and1

That password was not taken from my computer because that password has never been used by me except at set up. a long time ago. It was a dormant catchall for certain accounts just in case I had an emergency with one of my main accounts I could still retrieve important messages. It has never been needed and thus never logged into.

Who in Brazil? I have no idea.... Well, perhaps I do, give what I just wrote about them last week

Cyberwarfare is not conspiracy theory. Every nation to greater or lesser degrees engages in it as to many companies. Sites big and small are attacked. I often get attacked -  a couple of weeks ago, I had 10 separate attacks in a single week. So Watson's Web may not be a big site, but it one certain people don't like. When I posted my NK piece a few years ago, folks warned me I would be cyberattacked and sure enough, I was.

The only thing such attacks do for me is make me sure to speak about those issues again, even more forcefully in the future.

They are confirmation that I am doing the right thing.




3 June

Hosea Part XIII


I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness;
I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time:
but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame;
and their abominations were according as they loved.
(Hos 9:10)
Hosea continues his word against Israel and Ephraim by comparing how God first found Israel in the wilderness. They were like ripe grapes. This was a delicacy that many a traveler in those days would love to stumble upon after a long journey. Israel was something to be desired, a sweet and luscious piece of fruit among in a the wilderness known for thorn's, thistles and tumbleweeds.

Israel was greatly desired by God and he wanted their fellowship. The patriarchs of Israel are clearly indicated here as the 'fathers of Israel'. They were like the first shoot of fruit for the fig tree, just as they were ripening. This is how God saw the first Israelites. But they went aside to Baal-peor and shamed themselves after that abomination. Who was Baal-Peor? Again, he was the God of the Moabites and it was a major stumbling block to the Israelites (see Num 25:3; Num 31:16; Jos 22:17). There were clearly some rites that involved both nudity and prostitution (JFB). They became consecrated, not to the Lord, but to the shame of Baal-peor. The phrase 'and separated themselves' actually is the Hebrew word that is the root of the name for 'Nazarites'.

H5144
נזר
nâzar
naw-zar'
A primitive root; to hold aloof, that is, (intransitively) abstain (from food and drink, from impurity, and even from divine worship (that is, apostatize)); specifically to set apart (to sacred purposes), that is, devote: - consecrate, separate (-ing, self).


This word as we can see has a deep spiritual meaning. We are not talking about some casual wandering from the Lord, these people were dedicated to this Moabite Idol. This was like the crowning 'achievement' of Israel's offense against God. They became Nazarites, not to the Lord, but to Baal. Israel loved the Baal-ite Abominations! In the CEV, that passage is translated -

Israel, when I, the LORD, found you long ago it was like finding grapes in a barren desert or tender young figs. Then you worshiped Baal Peor, that disgusting idol, and you became as disgusting as the idol you loved.
(Hos 9:10 - CEV)

That translation needs little commentary. Israel was disgusting and the Lord then pronounces just what he plans on doing about their wickedness.

As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth,
and from the womb, and from the conception. Though they bring up their children,
yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left:
yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!

(Hos 9:11-12)

Needless to say, God was sore displeased with this state of affairs and the glory of the wicked was going away. The phrase fly away as a bird probably means that Ephraim's glory will depart swiftly, never to return again. All the wealth, power and status they possessed was going to go south like birds, not for the winter, but forever. The Lord appears to target not just the people but any future progeny of their bodies as the Lord recounts the process of childbirth, backwards. This is in actuality a prophetic play on the name Ephraim, which actually means 'Fruitful'.

And the name of the second called he Ephraim:
For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

(Gen 41:52)

But as the verse above says, it was God who caused them to be fruitful. God was getting ready to change all of that. God was not only not going to let them be fruitful, he was going to bereave them of the fruit of their bodies. He was through with Israel and those who were not to die, were going into captivity. The Lord implies that all they had and possessed was from God and woe to them for forsaking him. They would lose all.

Brothers this is the fate of the backslider whom God blesses and who turns on the Lord like a dog on its master. Sooner or later his last estate is worse that the first (Luke 11:26).

Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place:
but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give?
give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

(Hos 9:13-14)


Tyrus was one of the economic jewels of their day. It was located along the sea, which provided for considerable commerce, was abundant in wealth and riches, was well fortified and seemed secure from all danger. It is interesting to note, for history buffs, that these fortifications were no joke and many centuries later, Alexander the Great had to go to considerable lengths to conquer Tyre. God saw their security as being like that of Tyre, being in the right place, geographically. But because of her sins and crimes, she shall bring forth her children to the murderer. The word murderer has no other connotation. Here is what Strong's says.
H2026
הרג
hârag
haw-rag'
A primitive root; to smite with deadly intent: - destroy, out of hand, kill, murder (-er), put to [death], make [slaughter], slay (-er), X surely.

Brothers, there have been times when I wanted to pray for people or a situation and before I even open up my mouth the Lord just nudged me -  'I am not going to answer that one so don't waste your time - my mind is made up'. That does not happen very often at all, but brothers it does happen. I say that because here is how Adam Clarke comments on this passage, I think it instructive.

Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? - There is an uncommon beauty in these words. The prophet, seeing the evils that were likely to fall upon his countrymen, begins to make intercession for them; but when he had formed the first part of his petition, “Give them, O Lord!” the prophetic light discovered to him that the petition would not be answered and that God was about to give them something widely different. Then changing his petition, which the Divine Spirit had interrupted, by signifying that he must not proceed in his request, he asks the question, then, “What wilt thou give them?” and the answer is, “Give them a miscarrying womb, and dry breasts.” And this he is commanded to announce. It is probable that the Israelites had prided themselves in the fruitfulness of their families, and the numerous population of their country. God now tells them that this shall be no more; their wives shall be barren, and their land cursed. - Adam Clarke

All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them:
for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house,
I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters. Ephraim is smitten,
their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth,
yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. My God will cast them away,
because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
(Hos 9:15-17)


It was because of the abominations that were taking place in Gilgal that the Lord hated his people. It had become one of many cities where abominations were taking place as in Bethel. But this reference may also refer to the days of Samuel, when Israel rejected God and desired a king over them (See Samuel, 11:14).

Listen, the prophet is describing a people fully given over to evil and it is because of this wickedness that God is going to give them over and cease loving them. The words translated Prices are revolters is a play on words in the Hebrew, "Sarim - Sorerim".


Then the prophet looks into the future and see's what Ephraim will become - smitten, dried up, and won't bear any fruit any longer, Ephraim the fruitful will be Ephraim the barren.

The last verse is rather interesting. Here again as if looking into the seeds of time, Hosea see's them as wanderers and vagabonds among the nations. Note however a contrast, the Prophet makes clear that 'My God' will do these things. He uses this because these people are no longer God's people, God was going to reject them cast them away so this was his God, not theirs doing this. Their god was Baal-peor. Let the stone idol save them from the hand of the Lord.  The word translated 'cast away' is this one.

מאס
mâ'as
maw-as'
A primitive root; to spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear: - abhor, cast away (off), contemn, despise, disdain, (become) loathe (-some), melt away, refuse, reject, reprobate, X utterly, vile person.

This is what happens when a people refuse to listen to God. When they consistently ignore his pleadings and go after wickedness and evil? He rejects them. This is the message here and this rejection is far more that some abstract spiritual concept. God was going to take the things he gave them from them, like the land they dwelt in. In short, God here describes the reasons for their banishment before it comes to pass.

They will need not wonder why when it all comes to pass. A Break From The Bad News

Have Faith In God... And Don't Look Back!

Note: I am going to take a break today from all of the depressing news and just write a short little encouragement piece.

Our world is in big trouble. More and more people, especially poor people of and those of color are aware of many of the key issues the world is facing. They see it when a large corporation sends in 'security forces' to raid their villages so they can steal their land. They see it when global health workers come in, run drug trials or vaccinate people and they get sick and die. Even now, we in the west are beginning to see these things and become rightly concerned. But we Christians should neither be surprised nor shocked. Not in the least.

I post a lot of persecution stories on Watson's Web and I do it for a reason. God's people are under assault like never before all over the globe and some of it is down right in your face hatred for Christ and the gospel message. We are talking about an evil that revels in its wickedness. There is little we can do, other than to pray for them and when possible and practical, give help and aid to the victims of what is becoming almost daily savagry. But what we are seeing today is merely what the Apostle Paul warned us so clearly in his second letter to Timothy.

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
(2Ti 3:12-15)


Two things are of note in this passage. The first is that if you try and live for Jesus as a godly man or woman, you are going to suffer persecution. There is no way around it. None. You are just going to have to understand that this is par for the course and you and I are no exception. Today, are not evil men getting more and more evil with each passing day? What kind of twisted and demonic mind can even  consider human experimentation on people or vaccines that they know will cause sterility and health problems... and then lie about it? We are dealing with men whose souls belong to the devil and we must not be under any illusion about it. But God gives us his word that if we have faith he will be with us.


Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is,
and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you,
O ye of little faith?

(Mat 6:30)

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
(Mar 11:22)

So what is it that God is expecting from us during trails? Faith, simple trust in his is love and providence. Christians who are being persecuted in Nigeria, Somalia or Kenya, they know what persecution is. They know that they must trust the Lord. Why should they? Because nothing they are experiencing is outside of what God promised and foretold for his people. We as believers must be willing to face these things... and not look back. Remember Lot's wife.


Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die: Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
(Gen 19:19-26)


In this passage, so familiar to readers here at Watson's Web, we see three things

  • That God spared Zoar from destruction for Lot's sake (more here)
  • God was not going to allow the Righteous man to suffer judgement with the wicked
  • Lot's wife looked back and suffered for it.

One of the worst things we can  do as Christians is to look back longingly on what God has delivered us from. The Israelite's after they escaped from Egypt began to pine away for the slavery that God had delivered them from.


And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
(Exo 16:2-3)

God had delivered them and they murmured and pined for Egypt. Brothers, this is not what we as Christians need to do, especially those of us who are going through rough times. For we Christians in the west, our 'Egypt' and 'Sodom' is the world system of materialism and secularism. We must not go back there. For many Christians in the Islamic world and in Africa, their Egypt is often Islam or perhaps animism. Whatever spiritual no man's land we have escaped from, we are exhorted to keep our hand to the plough, do the work that God has called us to do and DON'T LOOK BACK!

God knows that there will be struggles for us. Look at what the Israelite's had to endure. God is making certain that we really want to be his and love honor and obey him. This is what God is looking for and you cannot do that by looking longingly on the old 'lovers' of materialism, secularism, Islam and Freemasonic occultism.  Do that and I can assure you, you will quickly fall into divine disfavor.

And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched. And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them. And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
(Num 11:1-5)

The Lord was none too pleased.

Brothers, we must learn to trust our God. Have faith in God, is that not what Jesus said?

Let us put our faith in God who loves us and will lead us to a promised place where love, peace and joy abound. God will be patient with us, but brothers, let us remember the examples of the past and always remember to never EVER look back!!

26 May



TISA: The New Global Constitution?
The Daily Bell talks on the latest TISA releases - the new massive trade agreement that has not received nearly the coverage as the TPP. What these documents show is that they really are building a whole new economic system with the use of these secret trade agreements. A whole new system of governance with national governments taking a subservient role to new trade and economic bodies is looming on the horizon. There is a spirit behind it.

It is amazing to me how the Bible talks about an end time Global trading system and spends quite a bit of time on it. It is led by the worlds top economic power and the entire world falls under her domination. It turns out to be a wicked, rapacious system that God destroys in the end. God's people are commanded to come out of her. You can read about this system in Revelation, Chapter 17 and 18.

Brothers, things are happening and are going to happen just as our Lord showed us. But the more things are fulfilled, the more the lost will ignore and even revile those things.


And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 
(Revelation 18:4-8, KJV)


Why cannot people see these things? See 2Thess 2:9ff for the answer to that one.



This Is How Much Your Obamacare Payments Are Going To Jump?
Why so much now? Because from the beginning Obamacare was back loaded to explode in our faces only AFTER Obama left office. I know I told folks that years ago as did many others.

Then the political spinmeisters, liars and other assorted propagandist took over the debate.

I can tell you this, those pundits are not going to be there to pay your share of the increases you are going to be hit with.

People told you this was coming. The lefties did not want to hear it. Now they will get hit with premiums just as hard as those in the right. Spin it anyway you want to. Most people are going to pay more, some a lot more and pay more and more forever until the program is changed.

I say these things not to get sucked down into the political non-sense that afflicts both sides of the Obamacare debate, but to point out one glaring fact.

We would not be having the debate if healthcare were reasonbly priced. As long as care is outrageously expensive and going upwards in price, there is no solution except everyone paying more. More here.

Spin it anyway you want to. Things are not going well in some parts Obamacare.

The good news is that perhaps if enough people get kicked in the gut with these double digit increases, perhaps we can have a real debate, not so much about Obamacare, but about the cost of care.

Egypt
A few recent events in Egypt deserve a short bit of comment for readers here. The first problem we will talk about is the wave of kidnappings in upper Egypt that is effecting young Christian women. Here is how the ICC covers this story.

5/26/2016 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has recently uncovered a new wave of kidnappings plaguing Upper Egypt as young Christian women are being abducted and forced into Muslim marriages and conversions.

The following is the second of six accounts from Christian women and girls who were affected by this vicious phenomenon during the last two months.

Noura’s Story

Noura Youssef was last with her husband as they ate lunch together on April 20, 2016, just a few hours before her abduction in Luxor, Egypt.

“After my wife had had lunch with me, she went to her parents’ home,” Amgad Romany, age 25, explained to ICC. “It was 3:30 p.m. when she left our home.”

Having worked a long day in construction, Amgad took an afternoon nap after his wife headed out.

“After I woke up, I tried to call my wife many times but her mobile [phone] was shut off. I then called my father-in-law asking about her,” Amgad continued. “I was surprised when he told me that she never arrived.”

Amgad, along with Noura’s parents, immediately set out to the streets in search of her. When they couldn’t find her, they went to the police station in Luxor to file a missing person’s report. The authorities at the station refused to file any report until she had been missing for 24 hours, turning away the family.

Upon returning home, Amgad was told by a neighbor that a Muslim man by the name of Moustafa Sayed, was seen following Noura as she had left the house that afternoon. Additionally, Sayed had a history of harassing Noura and repeatedly proposing to her although she was already married.

Sayed has also not been seen since Noura’s disappearance.

On April 21, Amgad returned to the police station with the new information and attempted to file a formal report and charge. Though the police authorized the missing person’s report, they refused to include Sayed’s name in it, much to Amgad’s distress.

“None of the police have helped me to find my wife,” Amgad explained. “None of them have come to my home to ask me or my neighbors questions; they are not investigating. I know that they do nothing for our cases because we are Christians…I don’t know where to go…”

Noura has been missing for over a month now and she is not the only one. - ICC

Image Source: National Counter Terrorism Center
The basic problem is the spread of violent Islamic fanaticism in the region. It is particularly effecting people in the Sinai. One key group is called Ansa Bait al-Maqidis. They used to be affiliated with Al Qaeda, but recently switched its fortunes to ISIS. The group has garnered support in this region because of its targeting of Israel, which as you can see borders the Jewish State.

They have also blown up gas pipelines which supplied gas to many of the regions nations. They have claimed responsibility for attacks in Israeli troops, assassinations, bombings, beheadings and even the execution of an American as well as other sundry acts of devilry.

I bring this up not to necessarily blame this Islamic group for the abductions. It is not clear to me that they are responsible. What is clear is that the area where this group operates (see map) is clearly fertile ground for Islamic fanaticism. Wikipedia's brief entry on this group can be found here and BBC has a very interesting piece here. A little recent history of the group and the problem it has caused the Al Sissi Government can be found here.

But this group has not been talked about much of late but they may very well have been behind the recent airline bombing of French flight 804. They are still trying to determine what went wrong. But keep these facts in mind that have not been talked about much. When the Russians were having enormous success in their air campaign against ISIS in Syria, this group then claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian Airliner which as well departed from Egypt. More here.  The French arrested key perpetrators of the terror attacks on France and then like clockwork.... a French airliner goes down. Now Egypt is probably in denial that their Airport security is that lax. Why? Remember that tourism is a key source of income to Egypt. How would the fact that it is easy to sneak a bomb onto a plane play to someone who wants to visit the Pyramids?

I think you get the picture. My own view is this - Egypt has always had a deep problem with radical Islamism. It has always been kept out of the halls of power by the quasi military junta that has ruled the nation for decades. The problem has almost certainly crept into key parts of government and the civil service. It seems clear that it is likely that someone on the inside of the Airport is either working with Islamists or perhaps more likely there are those who know their security procedures very well and know how to get a bomb on board.

Needless to say these trends do not bode well for the security of Egypt nor the safety of the nations Christians, who saw a considerable amount of persecution during the brief reign of the Muslim Brotherhood after the uprisings.

But the news is not all bad. The Egyptian government is now working to ease restrictions on Church buildings.

The Egyptian Parliament is discussing a  proposal for the construction of churches in the predominantly muslim nation. Christians hope this will ease the administrative and tangible hurdles they face when trying to build a house of worship. The bill includes 13 articles that define a “church” and different ways to address building issues with local authorities. It is an ongoing debate in Egypt, though, the passing of such a bill could mean great forward progress on the country's religious inequality gap. - ICC
Let us all pray for Egypt!!

Trump Reaches Magic Number For Nomination

Well, unless something never before seen happens, Trump will be the nominee of the GOP. What does this mean? I don't think anyone but those who know him well can say. Yes there are the 'true believers' who will never listen to anything bad about him and then there will be his terminal enemies who will never say or see anything good about him. But what will a Trump Presidency really mean?

Brothers I wish I could answer that one. I have no idea. We could get a hawk right militant racist administration or one that is a bit left of center as far as GOP key issues are concerned. He has no political track record. But I think we do him a disservice if we think he is not genuinely concerned about the path the nation is taking. He has talked about it more than once and long before this run for President.

To tell you the truth, I think it would take a rich guy like Trump who can talk to the people to switch directions in the nation - someone who is not totally beholden to the typical sleazy donors that both parties get their money from and pay their money to keep things broken and profitable for themselves.

Will Trump bring in change? Well I have a few of rules when someone runs for President and how to look for where they will take the nation.

Here they are

Look at their political track record
Look at who is funding them
Look at who is advising them.

If you are the kind of person who really can put themselves into political and emotional 'neutral' and with that mindset evaluate a candidate - put the hot button issues aside, the gender issues, the theater and look deeper at the issues above you will be a wiser voter and more importantly be far more realistic about what you are 'buying' when you press the voting touchpad screen on election day. This is why I could not bring myself to vote for Obama. I put his skin color aside and looked at who was bankrolling the brother and sea of crooked, rich faces who were advising him and you know what? It took me about 15 seconds to figure out that he would never be able to deliver on his promises.


He didn't. He reneged on a whole bunch of them before he took the oath of office. Now left wing apologists will always have an excuse why this was so, but the reality is this  - nothing a politician says while running for office should be believed. This is like a movie. Only a fool or a retard thinks it's real. Candidates present a false image of themselves to garner votes. So this is what I say - forget the rhetoric and political stances they make. Unless there is a long track record of support for those issues, you are safe to assume that whatever they promise is negotiable... to those with access behind closed doors, not you and I.

Are there things that concern me about Trump? Yes some of this statements on race and police. They bother me. But they are no different that the things that Obama's Vice President has been saying and he is a Democrat. So lefties and righties need to calm down and not let these partisan labels blind them to the very same fungus growing in their own political backyard.

But what does concern me is two things. Yes, I have to go to a pretty far out left wing site to get this but it is most definitely worth reading and keep in mind number three in the above list.

Trump’s Top Campaign Adviser Made Millions From Arms Dealers, Warlords, Dictators and Oligarchs

Is this the kind of guy we want advising the President? How is this going to be any different from Obama-Biden or Bush-Cheney? Do we need a guy who does deals with these kinds of people whispering in the Presidents hear and watching his bank account grow and the bodies pile up with that advice? Moreover what are his real view on racial relations? Another major concern of mine? His ties to organized crime. How deep were they? How deep are they. I don't know. But what I can say is that his history in the Real Estate and Casino Business in the area's he was operating... you can't operate without some kind of arrangement with the Mob and keep from wearing cement shoes.


But before anyone out there thinks they have found a new gotcha against Trump, consider this. The Clinton's as well have been deeply involved in many of the same things and with them, there is a trail of dead bodies, many filled with bullet holes that lead right to Bill and Hillary. There have been books written about this and no one NO ONE is so unlucky to have this many corpses who were once in one way or another tied to you. Going back to Arkansas and those land deals, that airstrip and a host of other things puts Trump's alleged malfeasance on a better perspective. This is not a slam at either candidate. It's slam at our rancid political system that can only produce people of this kind of caliber.

At the end of the day what do I think will happen after the elections 2016? I will tell you.

Cops will still be gunning down the brothers
The CIA will still be dropping arms to terrorists.
The DOD will still be training Nazi's
The Deficits will still go up
Heroin will still be flowing into America
Corporations will still be hiding their money overseas
Pension Funds will still be going broke
Jobs will still be hemorrhaging


....need I continue?

That is why I refuse to get into a huff about these fake elections that mean no change except to take a away the little chump change America's chumps now posses.

That being those who vote for the two party system.

This is not cynicism, its realism. When people wake up to what is real then and only then can we really change things.


25 May


Note:
We will continue to post this weeks updates on this public site for the rest of the week. Watson's Web is still busy and looking at all manner of world events from both an analytical and a prophetic perspective.



Venezuela
You may not be hearing much about it, but there is a major crisis brewing in Venezuela. In layman's terms, the country is rapidly melting down. It has been a crisis that has long been brewing and describing the scope of the problems, origin and day by day disasters is beyond the pale of this brief update. But links on the background are located later in this paper.

This is an issue that has been covered in the Latin American press as well as abroad, though it has only received extended and significant coverage in the US via the alternative media and think tanks. Some of your better ones are covering the issue from an institutional perspective. What I mean by that is that for the most part, they have to set down and pass their views out in such a way as to give support to a narrative that their donors support, while still being accurate (if not fair) in their reporting. The prize in Venezuela is its oil. They are the largest known reserves on earth, even larger than the Saudi's. So when there is that much oil at stake, be assured that powerful people in the west will move in to do all they can to gain control of it. I touched on these issues last week in an update that is below. So we will not rehash that subject today. What we will do before we move on to the meat of today's post is lay out the basic fault lines and a way out.

Chavez revolution was a leftist and people centered revolution. The US never liked it. It helped its citizens with the oil revenues it earned that Big Oil thought should be in their bank accounts instead. There has been a long tug of war between Chavez (who died not long ago) and US oil and banking conglomerates who have tried to overthrow Chavez time and again. Today, they want to use the elite and right wing of the nation to oust the Leftists, get rid of the social programs and get American oil companies and banks back in control of the oil rich nation once again. This in a nutshell is the 'real deal'. The other narratives out there about the failures of socialism, play well to those who don't know the history and the financial interests, but it's just a nice sounding narrative that is designed to give impetus to American interference and later domination of the nations vast energy reserves. America's policy all over the world, from Russia, to the Middle East to Latin America has been about the control of oil to ensure that only those who are of the proper racial pedigree and are under the thumb of the US elite control this critical global resource.

Keep in mind that often propaganda is very subtle, not covering the side of those who support the government, which was repeatedly and in the past overwhelmingly elected, and only focusing on 'students', other malcontents and others who, as we saw in Ukraine, were paid (with US taxpayer dollars) and given economic inducements to go out and protest so that as in Ukraine an extreme right wing (and overtly racist) government could come to power. So keep these things in mind as your read these institutional pieces I pass on to you. Also keep in mind, that American covert officials have been down there doing their dirty work to bring about the very crisis we are now seeing so that the Chavez Revolution is replaced with an Exxon Revolution and a BP government. I do not want to imply that things are bad just because of that. No there were some terrible mistakes made, not least of which was bad currency policy.

Few people, however, are aware that many of the country’s problems are caused by a complex monetary arrangement that makes use of four different exchange rates simultaneously. The result is that Venezuela can either be extremely cheap, or unbearably expensive, depending on the rate used.

Monetary chaos began in 2003 when the late President Hugo Chavez imposed currency controls to stem capital flight after an oil strike. At the time, one US dollar could fetch 1.6 Venezuelan bolivars. Today, barely ten years later, that same dollar can buy 172 bolivars, a devaluation of over 99 percent! Of course, that is in the official (i.e., government regulated) market. On the black market, the exchange rate is currently nearly 900 bolivars to the US dollar. That is, if you can find anyone selling dollars, or more importantly, looking to buy the badly tarnished Venezuelan currency. - Mises.org


But the key to understand the crisis in Venezuela is the deliberate and carefully planned move by American officials to crash the price of oil to destabilize Venezuela, Russia, Iran and others who were not on friendly terms with the US and were making huge amounts of money when the price was artificially high, again as a direct result of American energy price manipulation, which before the price crash, needed the price high to facilitate fracking in America. This is a long story that I have covered a few times in the past and again I will not get into it here. What is happening down there is exactly what US officials have been hoping for. Yes, much of it was indeed bad policy by Maduro, some of it was a covert policy of America's intelligence services... and this is one reason why so many institutional players play up Maduro's mistakes and downplay or totally edit out American skulduggery. The hand that feeds them won't let them tell you of that nor of the tempestuous history of Chavez' revolution and American oil companies.

I will pass on some backgrounders for you here and you may read them at your leisure.

Venezuela In Crisis: GPPAC Alert
Venezuela: Unnatural Disaster (Crisis Group)
Venezuela: What is the Crisis All About? (CNN)
Things Could Explode (CBC)
The Agony Of Venezuela Continues (WaPo)
Women March Against Right Wing Violence (TeleSur)
Political Crisis In Venezuela (CFR)
Understanding Societal Collapse (Peak Prosperity)

Now, onto the meat of today's piece.

Iranezuela

The big problem to day with American foreign policy is that they are still using the same old toolbox they had from the 50's whose result brought in things like the Iranian Revolution. The history of Iran back before the revolution and US and UK efforts to undermine Mossadeq are very instructive. Keep in mind that while for years many establishment think tanks called it 'conspiracy theory' to talk about US involvement in the Coup to topple Mossadeq, recent declassifications are clear, the US was behind it all along. So next time you hear someone in the Media talk about US actions in Venezuela as a 'conspiracy theory' you can get a good idea who he is really working for and why he is carrying that narrative.

My deep concern for what is happening in Venezuela is that we are repeating what happened in Iran some 60 years ago. What was the result? We had decades of one of the most virulent anti-American governments on earth countervailing US policy the world over. Yet given the history,  their anti-Amerianism was understandable. Americans too I think would be enraged of someone came to our nation and overthrew our government and imposed a dictatorship (the Shah) that took to repressing the people. Naturally there would be forces for a counter revolution. That was when the Islamic Revolution came in and now 62 years later, is still in power. In the end the Anglo-Americans neither got Iran or the oil. They purchased a 60+ year headache with their covert actions.


This is the law of unforeseen consequences, or rather consequences that those who implement policies are loath to consider when they get into their secret conclaves and plot the death of someone and the overthrow of another. They cannot see past the immediate profits and in Iran, like Venezuela, the prize is oil.

Narrow, Violent Minds = Narrow, Violent Policies

Policy circles have been too long dominated by interests who have little respect for the people in other nations. America has overthrown many governments in the past, had leaders assassinated, imprisoned and killed activists and priest whose sole crime as to seek democracy, human rights and some form of justice in their respective lands. America makes long speeches about democracy and human rights but the truth is America's foreign policy history shows the deep contempt certain policy making circles have to these concepts. We put on a fake smile, pay lip-service to Human Rights and use money specifically designed to enhance those rights to use undermining them and blow the brains out of those who seek those very same rights. Congress is often none the wiser.

What American policy right now seems designed to do is to make sure that the mistakes of Iran can be repeated. That they can get rid of Maduro bring in a Right Wing government or some kind of Junta who will violently repress Venezuelans. Blood will flow in the streets, the screams of the tortured will be snuffed out with a bullet while the government signs oil deals with Exxon. This is the hoped for end result of the drama in Venezuela in certain US policy making circles.

It is not a policy I would embark on. Not under any circumstances. What would I do if I were in the White House? I will tell you.

I would send a trusted adviser and confidant, perhaps someone not even officially part of the government to arrange a meeting with Maduro. Let him know that we have things to talk about that could be mutually beneficial to both nations and that this talk will be held without the knowledge of American policy officials.

What would I talk about?

I would talk about a plan to help Venezuela get back on its feet that would keep Maduro in power as long as he can remain democratically viable, stabilize the nation, get necessities back on the store shelves and begin to move in the direction of getting idle people back to work. I would let him know that removing him and his people from power is not on the table, should we come to an agreement on a range of issues coupled with some confidence building measures.

1. I would propose an aid package with direct food and necessities to Venezuela to get the streets calm and the people out of their rage. Send some cargo planes with needed goods and oversee the distribution of the aid to ensure it gets to the people and is not sitting a warehouse put aside by some crook waiting for prices to go up. Make sure that the aid does what it is supposed to do, get to the people and reduce some of the anger and fear that is now part of the Venezuelan political and social scene.

2. I would talk about more medium range issues to deal with the economic crisis in Venezuela. One of the biggest is the currency problem. I would discuss a roadmap  to bringing back stability to the Bolivar and once that happens enticing corporations and business to once again to business in the Nation. The haphazard potpourri of exchange rates and systems would have to be done away with and some kind of stable, exchangeable (on currency markets) has to be introduced into the economy. Not just for ordinary citizens but for businesses as well. This will be a sore point so what will be needed is a step by step process of confidence building measures to make sure each side lives up to its side of the bargain and there are not hidden agenda's and 'gotchas' in the deal.

3. Once things have been stabilized, and exchange rates have been dealt with, then both all political stakeholders need to have a lock-in sit down talk. I say lock in insofar as the participants need to be present, committed and basically locked into the meets and once they walk out, they are locked out permanently of any arrangements made between the power players - political and economic. A future path towards political and social stability must be charted. New rules for political engagement so that street brawling and violent thugs are not dictating the nations political winds with a night-stick and a shotgun. In other words, political problems need to be fixed politically.

4. Once some kind of arrangement can be made between the right and the left about making social stability being the primary role of government. Those leaders who get into bed with others who wish to deliberately bring in destabilization in the nation should not be allowed to hold office or have any position of influence in government. They should be permanently ostracized from the political and economic scene.  This will help keep leaders focused on what is important and make sure that Venezuelans decide the fate of the nation, not Washington, Beijing, Moscow or New Delhi.

5. If all goes well you know what you have done? You have made a ally. You have taken the edge off of the strident anti-Americanism that helped thrust the revolution to power. You have helped the nation in its hour of need and rather than bringing in fascism, you helped the nation preserve its democracy and if all goes well. They may, in fact probably will allow you to come back into the nation slowly and piecemeal to assist the nation in its oil industry.

This will be a long slow process and moreover the prize may not be as enticing as overthrowing the government and stealing the resources. But it is likely to last far longer and in the long run cost less financially and politically.

In short, America needs to stop showing its political backside to the world and show its human face, which over many years has taken a back seat to the face that sits and the bottom and backwards end of its spine.

America can do better and right now, we need ally's and friends not more geopolitical targets to overthrow, harass and turn into foes.

At a time like this, the world needs America's good side, the humanitarian side, the side that helps rather than hinders and protects the rights of the world's citizens, particularly the poor.

The problem is that in US policy circles its 'pay to play'. If you want a seat at the table creating and formulating US foreign policy, you have to pony up very large sums of money. That means Banks, Oil companies Drug companies and other with an economic interest in making policy - these are the deciders. The problem now is that these forces use America's national security establishment for the express purpose of theft. Going into nation after nation to steal resources and leave the people high and dry. Crash their currency so that they can't make debt payments so that they can come in and buy assets up for pennies on the dollar. This is the National Security Racket that the world has come to loath.

Hence the rising tide of anti-Americanism and terrorism. Americans don't understand these things, but much of the world who has been victimized by it, does.

It is my hope that somehow sanity can return to American policy circles. But I think that as long as the cabal has its bankroll and the people are doused with 24/7 propaganda, I don't this is likely, though clearly more and more people are having their eyes opened up to the disease that effects Washington. A look at the Trump Phenomenon, Black Lives Matter, The Sanders Campaign - clearly a large body of Americans are awakening to the fact that something is fundamentally wrong with our system.

Will it translate into a sane foreign policy? I don't know, I am not optimistic. Crazy dominated policy circles for so long that sanity may so fundamentally alter the centers of power in America that it could send deep tremors into the political and social fabric of the nation.

But a President who cared more about the future of the nation than the profits of a few corrupt corporations would look to places like Venezuela and begin a shift in the way the US deals with others.



The Destabilizing Effect Of The Price Of Oil

(Note - this was posted last week on the 19th but is good background to the above piece on Venezuela.

This is an update to a theme I have talked about for a while. How the the oil wars are being played out in ways that are not to be understood by the average person. The trends in American financed and directed destabilization continues. It has been a plan that was long in the making.

Several years ago American policy makers saw a powerful trend and geopolitical conundrum that was making the BRICS nations rise in power and giving them ample financial power to build their nations into strong, vibrant and modern states. This trend alarmed Washington as the BRICS nations are not and have not fallen under American economic and political domination. This was seen as a threat several years ago and that threat caused many to go into their secret cloisters and classified meeting chambers and hatch a plan to undermine these new and rising powers.

The key here to understand is that American foreign policy is based on the concept of total dominance. In the military sphere, it has the name of 'Full Spectrum Dominance' (more here). But this concept of American dominance goes into all other realms of human existence as well, including the key ones, economic, political, human resources, and religion/spiritual. The American government will not use words like 'dominance'. Rather they use words like 'leadership' instead. But while American global leadership had its day in the sun, many nations are chaffing at the bit and see America, or rather her rapacious elite, as a threat to them and the world in general.

Mind you, any realistic approach to this topic needs to include one of the more important issues facing these rising powers. That being the issue of systemic corruption within their respective nations.  Brazil, China and Russia, India and the ANC controlled South African Government as well all have serious issues with deep and systemic corruption. Xi in China has been dealing with it. But the other nations have had less than stellar success at fighting its corrosive grip on their respective nations.


Now, I want to stress something here because it's key. When America embarks on a policy of evil, it has to hide the real reasons for that policy. In short there are usually two reasons for any such policy. There is the real reason and then there is the excuse they tell the people. The real reason the US destabilized much of the Arab world was the control of oil. Yes, there were other more noble reasons. The claim of democratization and overthrowing dictators. But the reality was that such a policy could never have been executed without the elite seeing a significant boom to their balance sheets. One of the biggest draw was the hope for US dominated 'democracies' newly established (by puppet leaders provided by the US after the respective coups) to sign multi-year deals with US and other western energy consortium to extract natural resources.

We can talk about the overthrow of Libya and Egypt and their moderate, yet politically significant energy reserves and the American efforts to overthrow them. These have been in the news quite a bit. Smarter readers here understand what is at stake here. Democracy was the excuse for these bloody coups, the real prize was control of the region and its energy reserves. Syria, Iraq, Algeria, they all had the same prize. But what has been missing from the debate is a facet to this whole violent energy play by the Americans is what has been going on down south of the border. It's vital to understand this if you want to know where things are going to be heading.

Two nations to watch down in Latin America, where American energy giants and their dark workmen, the CIA are now operating is in Venezuela and Brazil. We have seen the chaos and turmoil down in Venezuela. The causes for this are basically three fold.

Poor economic policies by Chavez' successor
American destabilization efforts
The dramatic drop in the price of oil

Now here is something that some of you may not know. I will pull this right from the US government's Energy Information Agency site. These are the nations with the top oil reserves in the world.



Image Source: EIA



Yes, that's right. Valenzuela has the worlds largest oil reserves, Not Saudi Arabia. This makes the chaos we now see there a little more understandable. The American elite hated Chavez. They hated him with a perfect hatred. They even got an American televangelist to spit hate at him years ago and call for his murder. This hatred of him caused an earlier coup attempt against him that failed. It failed only because other Latin American nations went to bat for him and put diplomatic pressure on America to let him run his nation. Let's remember this. America's CIA and it's DOD -  They view democracy, genuine democracy as the most virulent threat to their global empire. Where there is a genuine democratic government that is genuinely elected and genuinely reflects the will of the people, the Americans will come in at do all it their considerable power to, overthrow, kill and otherwise destroy it. This is what the war in Syria is all about. The US does not want the Democratically elected Assad in power. This is what the war in Ukraine was about. They did not like the democratically elected government. America's military and security force used to be called the 'arsenal of democracy'. Now it is the arsenal of tyranny and the behave like the guns of anti-democracy.

Chavez had his faults, but failing to take care of his own people was not among them. There probably was no better example of how a government should treat its people than Hugo Chavez. That is why they had him assassinated. Yes, they had to make it look like an illness, but he was assassinated. His death warrant was signed the day he made his speech at the UN blasting President Bush.

You see, it's important for the CIA's narrative on their front sites to blame 'socialism' for the disaster in Venezuela. I won't argue that Socialism has some deep faults in its economic model. Nor will I argue that Chavez and his revolution did not make some terrible mistakes and that a degree of corruption did not begin to enter into his government. But the US has been busy down there for over a decade to do all they could to destroy the democracy of Venezuela. The reason? The real reason is located above in that chart. And before any of you get the idea that this hatred inside Venezuela for Maduro is universal, you may want to consider this.

New York, September 8, 2004—Documents recently obtained from the U.S. Department of State under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by www.venezuelafoia.info demonstrate that more than $5 million annually during the past two years was given by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to various organizations in Venezuela, many of which are aligned with the opposition. One of the key groups collaborating with USAID is Súmate, the organization that promoted the recall referendum campaign against President Hugo Chávez and is now rejecting the results that have been certified by the most credible international observers and even by the U.S. government. Súmate, despite its numerous undemocratic positions and actions, has also been a recipient of U.S. government funds from the National Endowment for Democracy in 2003....

..USAID is financed by the U.S. Congress and is controlled by the Department of State. Founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, USAID was established as a fund dedicated to humanitarian intervention around the world. Despite Kennedy’s humane intentions, USAID has more recently been used, in many instances, as a mechanism to promote the interests of the U.S. in strategically important countries around the world. In the case of Venezuela, USAID maintains a private contractor in Caracas monitoring and facilitating its projects and funds and also has a local operating center, the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) that was established in 2002, after the failed coup d’etat against President Chávez. The private contractor, Development Alternatives, inc. (DAI), manages and supervises grants approved by USAID to Venezuelan organizations.

Under a program entitled Venezuela: Initiative to Build Confidence, DAI has awarded 67 grants to Venezuelan organizations in various sectors and areas of interest. These grants equal $2.3 million, just during 2003. In total, DAI ‘s program in Venezuela counts on $10,000,000 in funding for the period August 2002 through August 2004 –$5 million annually to "focus on common goals for the future of Venezuela". According to the documents obtained under FOIA and DAI’s project description (available on www.dai.com) none of the project grants or programs have been in collaboration with the Venezuelan government.

In fact, many of the same recipients of U.S. government funds through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) have also received USAID funding through DAI. Despite the illegal withholding of names on the USAID-DAI grants, one document apparently was skipped, at least in part. The name, Súmate appears on a grant intended to encourage "electoral participation" in the recall referendum, citing $84,840 as the total grant amount. Combined with the NED grant of $53,400 given to Súmate in 2003-2004, the organization that is now crying fraud about the recall referendum against President Chávez, the results of which have been recognized as absolutely credible by the Carter Center and the U.S. Department of State, has received, at minimum, more than $200,000 in just one year for promoting its attempts to remove Venezuela’s President from office. - Venezuela Analysis

Yes, the US has been doing what it could to destroy the people powered revolution of Venezuela. Chavez brought free health care and other benefits to his people. in America we have Obamacare and skyrocketing premiums. How was he able to give his people those things? The oil revenues that would have ordinarily gone to the big US oil conglomerates, went to the people instead. This is what really got America's elite in a violent huff. How dare he give all that wealth to those 'darkies'? So they get to agitating inside the US for a war. That is what Roberson's speech as all about. Get the people angry at Chavez so that action could be taken. Then followed the coup. Who is Pat Roberson really working for? I will let wiser readers figure that one out.

So what we have here is a decade long effort to oust Chavez, and redirect the wealth distribution from the people to the US oil conglomerates. Do you really want to understand why the US is down there screwing up Venezuela? This little piece from Reuters will help you figure it out. You can read more about Chavez and his revolution here, the positive things that the US would rather the American people never hear about. Do check it out and you can better understand just how morally bankrupt American policy is in our world today.

Chavez' revolution far from being the failure that the US narrative wants to paint it as, was a shining success and a black eye in the NeoLiberal economic model that the US has forced on so much of the world, where wealth is expropriated by the elite, massive loans are taken out by nations so that when the elite pull the economic rug from under a nation. Then they have loans that they cannot pay back, allowing the bankers,oil merchants and others to come in and by resources and infrastructure for pennies on the dollar.

How do you destroy the revenues of an oil based economy? Simple destroy the price of oil. Bring it down to a level that profits disappear and do it so that it debt servicing becomes unmanageable. But Venezuela is not about to go easily. China has stepped in and given some assistance.

But what was the real catalyst for Venezuela's sudden economic deterioration? Simple. It was the collapse of the price of oil that was indeed artificially high in order to give American Fracking producers an incentive for exploration. Again, I want to reiterate, The price of oil is not market driven. That is the narrative they hope people believe, primarily ignorant investors. It is created by US policy and their covert surrogates in the Oil markets and industry. Those people inside the Intelligence community who pull the strings get very very rich when they know something like this is coming.

They, not the markets decide what the price of oil shall be, despite what you have been told or believe. It has been America's dominance in the realm of the pricing of everything from Gold, Oil, Gas, Silver and other commodities that has assisted it's dominant position in the world, to the detriment of billions of souls on earth.

But let's move on from Venezuela and talk for a moment about Brazil. This is another nation that the US hegemon's want to gain control of. They have forced the removal of the President and installed a puppet. This is what is really happening down there. They what is the oil prize in Brazil.

In 2014, Brazil produced 2.95 million b/d of petroleum and other liquids. Crude oil made up 2.2 million b/d, and 551,000 b/d was biofuels, with the remainder produced as condensate and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The state of Rio de Janeiro produced 1.54 million b/d in 2014, accounting for 68.4% of the total production. São Paulo recorded the highest percentage growth in oil production in 2014 (134.4%) with 93,000 b/d as a result of increased production from the Baúna and Sapinhoá fields in the Santos Basin. Espírito Santo state remained the second-largest producer in the country with 352,700 b/d average production in 2014.


Source: EIA

The real prize here is the Brazilian Energy conglomerate, Petrobras,which right now is also having a hard time in the current low oil price environment. Keep in mind that this entity is partially owned by the government, with a stake of 54% direct and another 10 percent owned by two other Brazilian agencies, bringing the total to 64% ownership. This is important because if American multinationals want to take over this, one of the most important Energy conglomerates in the world, they would need to get the President to sell off enough shares to outside investors (read US corporations) so that they could gain control of the company. Keep this in mind -  Perobras has only become more of a government entity as a direct result of the leftist parties that came to power in Brazil as a result of resounding electoral victories, Lula being the one who brought it all about.

Also keep in mind that Brazil's 'Pre-salt energy deposits are a very significant find and one that has other nations chomping at the bit to get control of. This is probably one of the key reasons for American interference in Brazil. They don't believe that non-Whites should have control of all of those natural resources. This has been the crux of the matter with the entire BRICS antagonism. Yes, the US is concerned with its hegemony and losing ground to these new upstart nations who are not of pure stock (Chinese, Slav's, Latin Americans, etc). They are building something different. It remains to be seen if they can do it and more importantly if it really is something better or just the same old story of exploitation. Given the human rights disaster in China, it's hard to be optimistic. Yet such abuses against democracy activists and basic human rights workers were not the case on such a scale in Venezuela. In Latin America, it was the Americans who had the abysmal human rights record.

Finally the last case we will look at is one that has not been talked about much. That being the crisis inside Saudi Arabia. The price of oil has not left this kingdom unscathed. In fact, it is facing a real crisis. They are in a classic cash crunch. Why? Cheap oil has punched a hole in its budget. It's so bad that contractors are now being paid with IOU's rather than cash.

Bloomberg has an interesting piece here. It's establishment, so naturally the more sensitive issues have been sanitized out of it, but still, its worth reading. You may also find this of interest as well.

More recent stories can be found at Oil centered news sites. Like here and here.  So yes, the Saudi's as well are in big trouble. But if you want to know what I suspect it's this. This was also a target of American destabilization efforts. The US wants a bigger share of the oil profits all over the world and compelling the Saudi's to sell off part of their holdings was part of the plan. We will have to see just how serious the Americans are about democracy in Saudi Arabia. I don't think they really want that there. Not when they have such close ties to the despotic monarchy that now rules the nation I like to call Beheadistan.

What does this mean?


Well, I think we need to take into account that this low oil price policy is hardly universally adored. Those who invested heavily in shale oil in the US have taken a severe beating and many are going bankrupt. The banks who loaned them money are not happy having to look at defaulted payments. So the policy is not one that can continue indefinitely, though many in policy circles would love to see it happen. Simply put the low price of oil was a plan hatched a few years ago, when prices were high and policy experts were looking at ways of slowing or crippling the economic growth of these new nations who were primarily populated and run by people of color.

I say these things not to air dirty laundry but to let you know how so many people in our world are treated by our government and the enormous suffering it's policies cause. Look at Venezuela. No, the US is not totally to blame, but their policies were designed to do just what we are seeing their now. Destroy the country so that the people would eject Maduro.

A curse falls on those who do such evil so consistently and in so many different places.

Where does the President stand in all of this? To put it bluntly, the elite of this nation would never of put him into office, or allowed him to become President (they could have easily disqualified him) if he were not playing their game and was willing to be the Black face on their policies.

I am not going to be too hard on him, because I know he tried initially to bring in the changes he promised. He could not. They had him by this private parts and when they pulled and said scream, that is what he did. The powers that be knew they needed a Black face to do the things they wanted to do both at home and abroad.

They found their man in President Obama.

Christians Accused Of 'Forced Conversions' Behind Bars

Indian Christians are accused of economic inducements to bring in convert. Is it true? Perhaps, but given the political backdrop in India these days, it's probably exaggerated or worse, some kind of set up. Christians in some parts of India are severely persecuted.

What follows is an excerpt from the US governments most recent report on Religious Persecution in India

In 2015, religious tolerance deteriorated and religious freedom violations increased in India. Minority communities, especially Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs, experienced numerous incidents of intimidation, harassment, and violence, largely at the hands of Hindu nationalist groups. Members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tacitly supported these groups and used religiously-divisive language to further inflame tensions. These issues, combined with longstanding problems of police bias and judicial inadequacies, have created a pervasive climate of impunity, where religious minority communities feel increasingly insecure, with no recourse when religiously-motivated crimes occur. In the last year, “higher caste” individuals and local political leaders also prevented Hindus considered part of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Dalits) from entering religious temples. Additionally, the national government or state governments applied several laws to restrict religious conversion, cow slaughter, and foreign funding of NGOs. Moreover, an Indian constitutional provision deeming Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains to be Hindus contradicts international standards of freedom of religion or belief. Based on these con- cerns, USCIRF again places India on Tier 2, where it has been since 2009. However, USCIRF notes that India is on a negative trajectory in terms of religious freedom. USCIRF will continue to monitor the situation closely during the year ahead to determine if India should be recommended to the U.S. State Department for des- ignation as a “country of particular concern,” or CPC, under the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) for systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom. - USCIRF


Baptist Pastor Poisoned In Uganda

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim villager in eastern Uganda is suspected in the poisoning death of a pastor on Sunday (May 15), sources said.

Micah Byamukama, pastor of Kasecha Baptist Church in Kasecha village, Kibuku District, died at Kabweri Health Centre at 9 p.m. after ingesting an insecticide that Ahmed Mupere put into his food that evening, area sources said. He was 61.

Mupere was said to be upset with Pastor Byamukama, a fervent evangelist, after public discussions in which the pastor challenged his belief in Jinn, supernatural creatures in early Arabic mythology and later Islamic theology. The pastor had asserted that “the true God is the God of the Lord Jesus Christ, who conquered the power of Satan including the Islamic Jinn,” an area source said.

“He maintained that the Islamic Jinn are acts of Satan and should be denounced,” he said.

Last week unidentified persons whom neighbors believe Mupere hired attacked the pastor with knives. The pastor was wounded before the neighbors responded to his cries for help and rescued him, they said. - Morning Star News

Tutu's Daughter Marries Girlfriend, Leaves Ministry

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." (2Tim 4:3-4, KJV)

 

Sudan: Pastor Charged With Crimes, Death Possible

5/24/16 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian pastor could face the death penalty after his attorney told ICC that the government is planning to charge him with espionage and various crimes against the state.

Sudanese intelligence officials (NISS) arrested Taour on December 21, 2015 and held him incommunicado, blocking his access to family and legal counsel until this week. Taour serves as a reverend with the Sudan Church of Christ.

According to Taour’s attorney, Mohaned Mustafa, Taour still awaits official charges, but they could draw from sections 50, 51, 53, 55, and 64 of the Sudan Criminal Act of 1991. These include “undermining the constitutional system,” “waging war against the state,” “disclosure and obtaining information and official documents,” “provoking hatred against or amongst sects,” and espionage. Three of these crimes carry the possibility of the death penalty, if convicted. - ICC

24 May

Entrapment Incorporated

Reason.com does a piece on how the Police State apparatus operates and how much money it takes for them to create a criminal conspiracy in the hopes they can entrap an ordinary Joe into its web. How much they spend on all of the security measures since 911-  an attack whom even to this day, our government hides key data on who the real perpetrators were and sells arms to them to the tune of billions of dollars every single year. More here.

I am and have always been a big believer in the nations security. That has not changed. I am not a believer in fraudulent and false threats blown out of all proportion or worse, created and or exacerbated by those in power for the express purpose of gutting our rights and raising security budgets.

Maryland Governor Signs Landmark Legislation Limiting Civil Asset Forfieture

Gov. Hogan originally opposed the measure that had strong support in the Law Enforcement community The Center for Public Integrity has a great piece that looks at this law and the trends around the nation on this very important issue - the cops don't need to find you guilty or even charge you with a crime for them to come and take all of your property.

I never want to hear another American official talk about corruption in China or Russia or Brazil or Iraq until we deal with this kind of corruption right here in America. All these laws do is make criminals out of ordinary cops. The temptation to steal is too great.

More here
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...here.

Bill Cosby To Stand Trial

Cosby, who has helped this nation more than once secretly is now being punished. These old charges probably won't stick. Cosby only began to have serious legal trouble within a few days of his plan to go on TV and talk about Black issues at the time of the Furgeuson Riots.

Now I don't know who or what is behind this, but while I take allegations of this kind of alleged sexual predatory behavior very seriously, I have to wonder why it took 12 years for someone to finally decide to go through all the hoops of bringing up then and now now bringing it to trial.

I am suspicious that Cosby may have crossed some folks who did not want the world to hear what he had to say and even if they heard it, his character would be assassinated so that no one would listen.

Black men with money... they will find a way to come after you. It's easier for them if you have serious character flaws or crimes in your past, harder if you don't. But it won't matter...

...they will still come after you nonetheless.

Do you think Cosby, if convicted is the only one with a problem...


.... think again.

Mr. Wood may have backtracked. He probably had to if he ever wanted to work in Hollywood again.



Peru Declares Environmental Emergency Over Mercury

Tests have shown people contaminated with the poisonous substance. Mercury is a byproduct of illegal Gold mining in the country.

Disgusting...

If you really want to know why America is sinking in to the kind of nation where it's OK to rob pension funds you need look no further than this...


It's not just Hillary, though she is probably one of the worst. No, its the whole rotten brothel of US politics and its why our system is terminally broken.

The Japan Factor

The Jamestown Foundation does an interesting paper (see link) on Japan, Russia and the conflict over the China sea's and more. This paper is well written and gives us a look at the issues Japan faces and just what this conflict means to them. This paper gives both some history and some geopolitical backdrop and shows just why this issue is far more important to Japan that it is to the US. Keep in mind that this is a NeoCon think tank and always call for hawkish American policies.

This paper is rather important in light of the fact that Russia and Japan appear to be moving towards some kind of new understanding. The two have had serious disagreements in the past and one big one are islands that are disputed by both Russia and Japan. These are the Kuril Islands and the dispute is a long one. Also of note is the fact that officially Russia and Japan never signed a peace treaty after WWII. Wikipedia has the basis of the dispute with a timeline of key events in it on this link, it's rather detailed.

Sputnik news has an interesting piece here on the ties between the two and recent talks that is interesting. In that it also shows some of the negative views and reactions on the warm-up in the Chinese media.

Why is this important? Well, the Japanese have reached out to the Russians in the hopes of fostering better relations, including trade relations. The disputed Islands are of course one of the key facets of the talks, but clearly the Japanese are looking to move beyond that and are looking at a whole range of issues and thus improving ties. The Japanese PM, Abe has moved rather significantly to shore up relations with Moscow. He went to Moscow back in 2013 to show he meant business on mending ties. Abe has been careful to build up a strong personal relationship with Putin, for all that is Russian today revolves around Russia's leader. Both have stated they want to build strong nations. When the West embarked on its sanctions on Russia, Japan followed suit, but only later and with largely ineffective measures. Let's take a look at what the Japanese Embassy has to say on it.

The trade volume between our two countries increased by 6.6% in 2013 and reached 33.2 billion US dollars. Russia’s export increased by 26.7% and reached 19.6 billion US dollars; import decreased by 13.3% and reached 13.6 billion US dollars....

...The trade volume between Russia and Japan reached almost 18 billion US dollars during the first half of 2014 (13.9% increase in comparison with the same period of 2013). Japan’s export to Russia reached 12.9 billion US dollars (25.5% increase).  - The Embassy Of The Russian Federation To Japan.

Russia Today has a piece on their trade relations here that you may find of interest. The Japan Times has a series of articles on the subject on Russia-Japanese related recent events.

What does this mean? As the Jamestown foundation notes, in Japanese eyes, America's response to China's actions in the China sea's lacks the kinds of masculinity that many in the region, including the Japanese are looking for. Keep in mind that Japan has long looked to America for her security and now realizes, at least from her standpoint, that the Americans look weak and cannot be relied upon in the face of a real fight. That is not necessarily my own assessment, but were I a Japanese security official, that would be a logical conclusion I would draw from recent events.

Remember, Japan is a small nation and only recently has allowed itself to begin to allow for more defense related spending. She needs security assurances and what she does not need is a row with both China and Russia with a tepid, befuddled America as her security guarantor.

Moreover, Abe is probably hoping that a thaw in economic relations will bring resolution to the disputed Island issue. But one thing seems clear, Abe, gestures to Russia are neither theater nor are they haphazard. He appears to genuinely want to slowly begin at least an economic tilt towards Russia. The Asian Pacific Journal has a very detailed and insightful piece here that gives us a look at Abe's attempts to bring in better ties with Moscow.

The developments in Asia are of great importance and one needs to keep an eye on how other long term allies of the Americans view America's response to the dispute in the China sea.




ISIS: Satanic Economics At Work

Bonuses paid for sex-slaves having kids. The good news is that they appear to be cash strapped these days.

Have those who committed the sins and wickedness and those who worked so hard in secret to bring these devils onto the scene to cause so much pain and suffering to so many. Have they crossed the line into unpardonable sin?

They knew what they were doing and made a carefully deliberated decision to do it anyway.

What did the Lord say to Jacob when his wickedness grew to such a degree?

That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;
yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat? The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob,
Surely I will never forget any of their works.

(Amo 8:6-7)

Most sins, God is more than willing to forgive, others... well...  not so much.

Look at what the Lord spoke against the house of Eli

In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house:
when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him that I will judge his house
for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile,
and he restrained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli,
that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

(1Sa 3:12-14)

ISIS and their backers are on the the wrong side of Spiritual history. While I think that for some of those fighters,  God will try and reach out to them - but those 'rich men on the earth' who set this in motion - that is your true satanic evil.

Men who let their greed and lust for power open up the door to their soul for the devil to come in and make himself at home and who now are under his control to do his will.

Let us pray for all the victims of this evil that God may release them from the clutches of this powerful demonic stronghold.

Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy,
and whom he will he hardeneth.
(Rom 9:18)

This is a hard saying and many don't understand it. But know this - God's mercy and forgiveness are not forever to the wickedly unrepentant. Sometimes God will use such people for an eternal example of just what he thinks about such evil and wickedness.

The scriptures from Genesis to Revelation make that fact abundantly clear.

Ask Noah's generation.

Many eons from now, when this age of evil is almost forgotten by we the redeemed, there will be an eternal reminder of just what sin is all about and what it costs written in torments of those who rebelled against the most high. The smoke of their torment will be an ever present reminder that when it comes to sin, wickedness and rebellion, God has not, is not and will not play games.

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever:
and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image,
and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
(Rev 14:11)

Let us all pause and consider.



Federal Deficit's And A Certain River In Egypt

A good look at our deficits and the 'da-Nile' that is exemplified by the usual establishment policy propagandists that tell you trillions owned to foreigners who threaten to dump their debt if we don't do what they say, is just fine with them.

Interest payments? It's money that could be used elsewhere and needed in many cities and communities. The policy wonks don't care, because they have their homes in the suburbs and drive their Lexus' to work and can only keep them if they carry the lies their masters want them to tell. To them, the debt is just a number to talk about, not a reality that has to be paid for, serviced and interest paid on.

More relevantly today, that it is a gun we give to our enemies to point at us at their, not our whim. The spending... it's way more than we take in. Look at this Chart from the CATO institute. This is spending just on the DOD and Medicare/Medicaid.


Chart Source: CATO

Brothers, nothing major has changed. We are still running full steam ahead on the road to national bankruptcy and currency destruction and all the half-wits sailing their boats on the rivers of denial will not change it.

The key to this system, as readers here know that has been able to allow us to live far above our means is the Petrodollar system and that dear readers is slowly coming apart with Russian and China now conducing oil transactions in non-dollars and Russia's new moves to create a new oil exchange and pricing mechanism . So don't let these Establishment economic quacks tell you that $19 Trillion in debt is 'just fine'. It isn't and the more that old petrodollar system crumbles, the more that debt is going to matter to all Americans.

That system is under serious strain. The Saudi's were and are the lynch-pin of that system.  AntiWar carries a great little piece by Ron Paul that may help you to get a grasp on where things are in that relationship. That one is good and I hope you read it. Moreover after Obama's less than stellar visit to the Beheading Kingdom, John Kerry responded to the Saudi's coldness with removing any further American impediments to Iranian business dealings, something that many in Iran and in Europe were worried and complaining about. It's not hard to figure that the Saudi's were probably pressuring the US to make those dealings as hard as possible for Iran and after the snub, this was probably the American retaliation. That and the upcoming release of those classified pages from the 911 report that are now due to come out.

The world is shifting and America can't rely on it's daily 'debt fix' to keep the government running. Hard choices can and need to made about where we want to take the nation for the second half of the 21st century.

Sadly, none of the people running for President has anything remarkably new that could cause America to redirect itself into something more financially solvent or positive.

23 May

Discerning The Times

Especially deceitful times require an especially high level of discernment. They require that we as Christians move ourselves out of the mundane and into the spiritual. They require that we get a full understanding of what our Lord warned us about our times, these very last days and mark events in our world accordingly. This is not easy to do and requires significant effort. This is called 'watching' as our Lord commanded. These are difficult times. But God has not left us without hope or a witness to his purpose in our times.

The key to understanding our times if I had to put things into a nutshell, is God's plan to deal with those who have rebelled against his rulership and commandments. Mankind, is not the center of this battle, though he plays a very significant role in it. No, the real center of this battle is in the spiritual realm, the fallen angels who rebelled against the most high. The devil, (who is referred to as Lucifer) and his host of fallen angels who turned on God and wanted to set up another kingdom apart from him. This number of rebellions heavenly host numbers about a third of the total number of angels (Rev 12:3; 12:7). One day, they will be cast down here to earth. There is a lot to learn about demons and understanding about who they are and what their plan is will help us to better understand and discern just what the the devils next steps are likely to be here on earth. The devil does have plan, and that plan is lined up with a strategy that leads to a specific goal.

So what is the devils plan? Overall he wants to steal God's worship, kill mankind and destroy God's creation, or as much of it as he can get his hands on. He knows that part of his plan (in his view) was defeated on the cross, and that vast sections of mankind will be saved and will worship God in the manner that pleases the most high. We are the redeemed and are now part of the seed of the most high. The presence and existence of the redeemed and blood washed Church is one of the devils most significant failures and he knows it spells doom for his 'divine' aspirations. The devil hates the Church because now, in place of all the fallen angels who sinned against God and who once all sang praises to him with those who did not fall, there will be this new breed of the Sons of  God in heaven - namely the redeemed Church. The scriptures are pretty clear that at the creation, the rebellion had not yet occurred.


Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
(Job 38:6-7)
What I don't want to do today is get into a long study on demonology and the different classes of fallen spirits other spirits who are beyond God's redemptive plan, but there are a few different classes of spirits. The key to understand is that these spirits have no hope. None. They are truly desperate. Why? Because most of these fallen spirits know something we do not. They know God and have seen his face and stood in his presence. They know what they are dealing with in an upfront and personal way that we Christians do not. We must accept all of these things by faith, except those few whom the Lord has taken to heaven or otherwise given visions to. They know God's power and that his word is never broken. Whatever utterance and judgement God gave to the rebellious host is not recorded in scripture. But given the fact that Hell was created for the devil and his fallen angels (Matt 24:41) and not man, I think we can gather that whatever the Lord said, it was to pronounce the eternal damnation of the rebels in due course. I stress in due course because it appears that some of these fallen creatures where immediately consigned to the abyss. The most high does not like rebellion and deals with it most severely. Peter makes clear that man and angels who rebel and do evil will be dealt with and gives us a glimmer of the fate of some of these fallen angels.

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,
and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person,
a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned
them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after
should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation
of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing,
vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations,
and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

(2Pe 2:4-9)



Peter is telling us the reason for Hell and why it's there. It is there because of sin (rebellion) and that regardless of pedigree, man or angel, the fate of rebels rests in the eternal chains of hell. The main and most important difference between these class of beings is this - mankind has a chance at redemption and not only that,  but to become not just a son of Adam, but a son of God, provided he accepts God's redemptive gift and falls under the Lordship (rulership) of Jesus Christ. This is what makes man so blessed and gifted. We can be forgiven of our sins. The fallen angels cannot. There is and will never be a redemptive plan for the fallen hosts.

So what is the devils stratagem? He has to have one and he also has to know that his doom is sealed.

I will leave that question for another time. But what I will say is that we Christians must know who our enemy is and what he wants. The last days antichrist system? This is about worship. Stealing God's worship for himself under the threat of impoverishment and death, if one does not comply.

Why are so many Churches and Christians being attacked? The reasons are two fold. First the devil wants to destroy the message of redemption. Second he wants to impose himself onto Church leadership and deceive the Church into worship of him rather than the worship and honor due to God. He must subvert as much of the Church away from the teachings of Christ and into rebellion (this is key) and seduce it into his system and worship of him.

This is why phenomenon of false pastors and church leaders is so important today. Indeed, in the above quoted text from Peter, the chapter starts out by talking about false prophets who led the people astray (2Pet 2:1ff). The last days are now full of them, they sit in pulpits across the world, particularly in the west.

This is why it is important that each of you know the word and understand what things are to come prophetically, for they shall surely transpire. These are very dangerous times and let each wise soul keep his heart with Christ, his mouth closed, his eyes open and his faith strong. The prophesies of old may have been slow to arrive, but now that they are coming to pass, things are going to move quickly.

From the day I first started this site, I always had the verse from Habakkuk on my site "That he may run that readeth it'. It is also the name of the book I wrote back in 2000. I started the site right after I wrote the book. Let me quote the entire passage from Habakkuk so you see why I mention it here.

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower,
and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer
when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision,
and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak,
and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come,
it will not tarry.
(Hab 2:1-3)


The vision God has given us is sure and it will tarry. Christ warned us of the same thing repeatedly. He admonishes us on being one of those who say, 'My Lord delayeth his coming..." This is a mistake. The constant theme in the writings of the NT is that the Lord will take his time and the Church will fall asleep, other parts of it will rebel and others will be diverted by the pleasures of this life. That his tarrying will have a profound effect on those who call themselves his. This is the crux of the matter for we who live in these times. We cannot allow ourselves to catch that spirit because it leads to a spirit of unbelief and then later, rebellion.

It's the waiting that will get many a saint in the last days. They will as our Lord said, betray one another and fall away. The devil will be right there to help them do it in as large of numbers as possible. This is why I say to all of you, don't be in a rush for the Lord to come. He has his own agenda and one key thing on that agenda is to have as many saved souls in heaven as possible. That is not going to be easy with the devil deceiving as the scriptures say in the last days 'the whole world'. You see the problem? God is not looking for fly by night, love you today and leave you tomorrow worshipers and servants. He is looking for people who are willing to forsake all, in order to get into the Kingdom. That is not going to be many. It will be those who are called faithful and chosen.

So in these times, what does all of this really mean? As we watch false prophets arise, major financial crisis, transpiring and even greater ones ahead, as we watch the specter of war and the mass of refugees, the mass killing, imprisonment and persecution of so many Christians. These things are signs of the times and while some nations are chaffing at the bit at globalization, like in the UK with the Brexit, the reality is that the elite have a plan B to make sure that globalization goes forward despite the will of the people or, even if they know it will bring in destruction and poverty. Globalization is the religion with these men. The aim is not anything other than the amalgamation of power unto themselves at any and all costs. This what I call the 'satanic imperative'. The lust and drive for power at any and all costs, no matter how badly it effects anyone else. Why are they like that? Because the devil is their father and the works of the devil they will do. He too had a lust for power and consequently they follow in his footsteps. Like father, like son.

This is how we know those who serve the Lord, they have a different agenda. One that is not obsessed with power and money. We serve our God, in all humility and give thanks for the things he has done for us. We are of a different breed, a different family. If I had to put it in kind of modernesque terms, I would put it like this. We, the redeemed of the earth are going to spiritually evolve into Son's of God from once being sons of Adam. The former Son's of God (fallen angels) are going to go undergo a spiritual de-evolution to the category of damned souls. BTW, no I don't believe in evolution... the way Darwin taught it.

The times now are showing what men are made of. Look around the world today, look at the unbridled lust. Look at the epidemic of rape in Europe, look at the trends on Sodomy all throughout the west, look at the greed, the corruption and the cruelty. Do you know what this is all about? This is about the devils kids showing all creation who their father is. This time on earth we have, its to let us demonstrate what we are made of, who we love and what spiritual family we wish to and actually do belong to.

This is the time in many ways of a great revealing. A revealing of man's spiritual condition. This is why we Christians are so baffled by the openly bad behavior of so many of the world's people. I read today where Susan Sarandon, the star, wants to direct porn when she retires. The world shrugs its shoulders. We Christians almost wince and such a notion. But these are the times. Is this really all that different from the things that Lot had to look at day in and day out as he dwelt in the land of Sodom?

It is my hope that all of you are able to get a good look at the times and some of the interesting events in our world. To understand the spirit of this age and the enormous deceptions that are now  taking place. They are not to be taken lightly and any one who does is likely to suffer enormously for doing so. 

I thought it was time for a look at the spiritual big picture today as I think they will help us to better understand the trends we see in the world. If we have a total surveillance society, its because we have an elite who have their own plans to crush any form of dissent and bring in a total control society. Why? Understanding the spiritual imperative helps us to understand the why's of these things. Where does the devil want to take the world? Once you get an understanding of that, you know many of the things he must accomplish to bring it about. He must -

  • Demonize genuine, Bible believing Christians
  • Elevate other religions as being superior to the Gospel
  • Institute new people control technology, tracking, monitoring and spying tech
  • Get full control of all buying and selling - the eradication of any financial freedom.
  • Denigrate the morality and thinking powers of ordinary people in order to more easily propagandize them. Keep them emotionally charged, angry, hateful, dumb and fully controllable.
  • Seduce the masses into the glories of a new order, new ways of thinking that assists in the transfer of power, loyalty and faith to and in the elite.
I hope this look at things from a more spiritual and big picture view assists all of you in better understanding the times.

Now, on to a couple of things from readers this AM, One of my newer readers asked me. Where do the prophets in Maryland meet? Well, to tell you the truth, I have no idea. I wish I did. It's hard to know where there are truly anointed prophets or those seeking the prophetic anointing from God congregate.

Being a prophet is a tough job. While I have never called my self one, being a watchman is in many ways a kind of prophetic anointing. He rarely hears directly from the Lord in the way that a true prophet does, but rather relays the signs of the times as it relates to prophecy so that believers understand the times and don't fall asleep. Just so you know, I have never called my self a prophet. But at the same time, I have never actually denied that calling either. Many, many people have called me one over the years. But yes, I know that my calling is in the prophetic realm... without being specifically in the office of prophet.

Yes, the office of prophet is one that is one of the most difficult on many levels. One failure in the eyes of many does not mean failure in the eyes of God. People may not repent but that does not mean that the prophet failed. It just means that the people would not hear him. Moreover prophets have a tendency to die in office... sometimes violently. Think John the Baptist and Zechariah. A man who asks to be a prophet is asking for one of the toughest jobs there is. He is going to be reviled, mocked, mistreated, hated and otherwise abused for the sake of the Lord. What he has to say, few will want to hear and if he keeps silent, he will make enemies not just with his hearers, but with the Lord as well!

A true prophet these days of the OT sort is rare. I don't think God raises up many. Now there are prophets who are anointed to edify the Church and this is one of the gifts of the spirit, which are described in 1 Corinthians chapter 12. These gifts are given by God for the edification of the body of Christ. This is not all dissimilar to what the old Testament prophets did. They spoke to Israel, who at that time were the people of God. But as we have gone through Jonah, that was not all these men did, sometimes they ventured outside of the household of God to prophecy elsewhere.

Once many years ago, a lady I knew prophesied that I was going to be a prophet to the nations. First she spoke and she said nation... and then she corrected herself and said 'nations' and then she gave me the word. She had a hard time saying it because she did not understand it, but she said 'stratagem' and that was like a rank within God's kingdom.

I say these things to you only so that you may understand where I am coming from. I am not going to ever call myself a prophet. I am just not going to do it. I don't see myself that way. I am just a servant of the Lord who has been given a specific task and I plan on doing it to the best of my ability. Some folks need the affirmation of titles, I shrink from them. I hate to be pigeonholed, categorized and otherwise labeled. I prefer just to be known as 'Brother Mark'. Why? Because when all is said and done, that faithful wife who raised 4 kids on a shoestring budget and kept faith with her God will be just as highly rewarded as I will be if I am faithful to my calling. We look at the outer trappings and titles of people. God looks upon the heart and a persons works.

So to you out there who asked me about where the prophets meet in Maryland. I don't know. If you find out... let me know... would you?!

To the reader who asked me about research on the topic of the social transformation of America and the role Christians played in things like Prohibition, Sunday laws and abortion.  He asked me what school of thought was behind it and where he could get good information on it.  Let me cut and paste his question because it is a very good one and quite relevant for us today.

I seek your advise on research sources.

A question has bothered me for quite a while and I want to spend time researching on it, and maybe, if I can find a way, write an article on the question.

It is this. In the Nineteenth Century, Victorian England and maybe parts of the USA, passed social legislation. A lot of this legislation was motivated by Christians and was aimed at “improving” the morals of society that existed at that time. I refer to alcohol prohibition laws, sunday laws, abortion laws {of whatever variety}, etc etc. The specific law is not the issue. I want to understand the motivation behind the passage of these laws. the anti-slavery laws were probably passed by this school of thought too.

We know as evangelical Christians, that it is only belief in the Son of God, which means total adherence and reliance to His instructions on how to live life, that can bring about genuine change in the outward moral stance of an individual.

the passage of legislation does nothing to increase the viability of an individual’s belief in the Son of God.

so, in the 1950’s, starting in England, there began a revolt against this social legislation because the general society had changed, and people and their judges, wanted to do what was “ right in their own eyes”. I know the English case, there are Canadian cases, some American cases.  Roe vs Wade sits squarely in the middle of these type of cases, coming at the time when the people, and their judges, wanted to do “their own thing”.

I am reminded of Judges 17:6, “in those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes”

I also recall that prior to Judges Ch. 17, Israel never had a king but only ‘judges”.  Joshua and Moses were not Kings but rather, a general and a prophet. Kings of Israel might have enforced the law of Moses but it would appear that it was prophets like Samuel who actually took up the sword to defend God’s will. some Kings, like Jehu, were appointed to judge Baal followers but i don’t remember Jehu passing extra legislation to support the Mosaic laws.

 I would also hesitate to agree that the Kings who fought their way to the varied thrones of England, Scotland, France, Spain etc etc were really kings appointed by God. History teaches us that they were simply blood soaked tyrants, who wielded the sword more ruthlessly than their brothers/cousins and thus murdered family members in order to take and retain the thrones they sat on.

The point being, that the only genuine God appointed King over Israel was really David. and David was also a prophet who had the spirit of the Lord when he composed and sang the Psalms [those that were his]. David also as the King, did not issue any “moral statutes” but rather, his psalms mostly pointed his listeners to the benefits of inward meditation and prayer.  My point being that the godly Kings of the Old Testament did not issue “moral” laws but rather, they supported the existing laws of Moses.

So, where are we today? what is the justification for attempting to roll back the clock and impose “moral laws” on a society that has rejected God? How does it help to advance God’s goal, which is to see souls brought into submission to the Son of God? It appears to be “good works” but does the attempt to fight pro-abortion, pro-drugs, pro-alcohol, pro-contraception laws  really advance God’s cause? Should Christians engage in this fight?  If someone issues a call to arms, to take up a good fight on behalf of a Kingdom, then the call to arms must be justified by the long term strategy of the Kingdom. Are we Christians trying to pass legislation to “force’ society to obey the law of Moses?

Romans 8:3 says “for what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh”

So, yes, Romans tells us the law was weak.  We are also taught in Romans that God had another plan, that of his Son, to redeem mankind.  Why then does it appear that Christians are reversing God’s clock, and trying to enforce Mosaic laws on society in general? The Bible teaches us that the Jews could not keep the law of Moses, and so we Christians appear to desire that all members of society should keep the law of Moses?

Gal 3:3 says “are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect in the flesh?"

this is where I need your help. Are they are writers out there who have been likewise troubled by this issue, and if so, can you please direct me their books or websites?

That is a very difficult question that will yield as many answers as there are people to answer it. America has long had a struggle between Christianity and both rationalism as well as with economic centered thinking as the centerpiece of American culture. It goes back to the days when the first colonies were established. There were those who came here to escape religious persecution and there were others who came here to get rich and expropriate resources. Not only that but Freemasonry became a very important facet of the American economic and political scene. These differing philosophic viewpoints have remained with us to this day, the tensions we see in our nation are nothing new, though they are taking on a more militant and less tolerant aspect.

I think it meet that if you are going to look at this issue you get a sense of American history and how we got to where we  are today.

I also think it meet that we understand, especially in the early 20th century we had a many revivalist movements that had a strong effect on society. Many Pentecostal and other types of movements swept across the nation and consequently we saw that many people wanted a more moral society. This was really the origin of the Volstead Act (Prohibition). It came from the temperance movement, run primarily by Christian women who pushed for this. One of the key groups was the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was the first mass organization among women devoted to social reform with a program that "linked the religious and the secular through concerted and far-reaching reform strategies based on applied Christianity." It was influential in the temperance movement, and supported the 18th Amendment.

The WCTU was originally organized on December 23, 1873, in Hillsboro, Ohio, and officially declared at a national convention in Cleveland, Ohio in 1874. It operated at an international level and in the context of religion and reform, including missionary work as well as matters of social reform such as suffrage. Two years after its founding, the American WCTU sponsored an international conference at which the International Women's Christian Temperance Union was formed. - Wikipedia
No one doubts the sincerity of their intentions. But their actions and success were the things that gave the organized gangsters of their day the thing they needed to build their empires of crime - a vice that people were willing to break the law to engage in, that being taking a drink.

This is what happens when one refuses to look at the unintended consequences of their actions.

You know, I don't like abortion. I really do think it nothing more than murder, especially in the late term of pregnancy. But even knowing this, I would hesitate to bring about a total ban, not because I would not like to see all abortions stopped, but because outlawing all abortions would only drive the demand for them into the realm of crime. Like the old gangsters of the 20's we would have something similar in America with abortions. And then not only would the child die, but in many cases, so would the mother and who knows what other crimes would spring up from that? Illegal drugs for the procedure, doctors being smuggled into the nation so that illegal clinics could avoid legal responsibility? Who knows? The risks of a total ban are real enough. Some kind of realistic and enforceable middle ground has to be found to dissuade a woman from having an abortion without direct criminalization of abortion at all points in a pregnancy. Yes it a total ban on all abortions sounds good, like making all drugs illegal, but what has been the real result of that policy?

I really cannot recommend any books on this as I have none. The ones I have from that period tend to look at other social phenomenon, but here is a book  that seems to put some things in good perspective.

The American Republic: A Nation of Christians

Yes, I hear you loud and clear on these issues. We Christians have I think spent too much time trying to reform a society that has rejected God. We are only sowing resentment when we keep pushing on many of the key issues of the day and try to legislate Christianity on America.

But at the same time, that does not mean that we should abandon the nation to the devil either.

We Christians must learn to pick our battles better and more importantly know that these battles are not going to be won in Congress or in the courts, but in our prayer closets and prayer meetings.

I wish I could be more help, but I think as you do your own reading on these issues you will be able to key up on some key concepts and movements in American history that shows you where these trends came from and the thinking behind those who pushed them.

I hope this helps.

Blessings and joy to all of you in the Lord!

Brother Mark

News In Narrative Form


Note: This week I will be posting much of my writings for the week (and a couple from last week) for insiders here on the public page.

The pension crisis in America continues. We have talked a bit about this before but this is where we are at now. Mish has a great piece over at his site that talks about the nations largest pension fund and the 60% reduction in benefits they proposed to the Treasury. Yes, you read that correctly. 60% reduction. Keep in mind that this is not just for future retirees, but also for current retiree's as well. But here is the kicker,  reductions may not be enough! You want to read the actual letter? Here it is. This is a serious crisis and one that people were warning about many years ago. I have articles on my hard drive that go back over 10 years by bloggers and journalists warning of this pension crisis that has now arrived. These funds though, many of them were looted and others were simply not replenished as state officials spent money on other things and often borrowed money to pay for the day to day operations of government. That is why so many state governments are in the red, some deeply in the red. You can get a gauge here as to the condition of many states. The nation's bell weather state? California? More here. George Mason University has a great report that can be found here on the subject of State Fiscal insolvency as well as some maps. The Hoover Institution has a paper that can be found here on the Pension Crisis. I will post a few of the charts  in that paper here (Creative Commons Licensed).

For State Governments



For City Governments


Source: Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits - Hoover Institution.

The problems in a nutshell are these...

First, State governments and political leaders won't deal in harsh fiscal realities until they literal run out of tricks that keep them from making hard choices. This is as true as the local level as it is at the Federal level. Making hard fiscal choices means that some one is going to get less than they were promised and anticipated. When you do it to business leaders politicians get less money to run for office, when they do it to the people, they get less votes. This is one of the failures of democracy, in my view. People want politicians who promise them a free ride, or at least a ride on someone else's dime. This is why this crisis was identified many years ago and little to nothing was done, other than Congress passing the 2014 law that basically allows funds, with the assent of the Treasury,  to screw retirees.

Second, is what I like to call the 'Law of Centralized Corruption'. What I mean is this. Where there is a large chunk of either money or power to be had in one place, corrupt elements, criminals and other sundry vermin will come in and find a way to steal it. They can usually find a 'legal' way to do it. We saw this back in the late 1980's with the looting of the Pension funds. How many of you remember the movie Wall Street? There was a line in it that movie is totally in keeping with this theme. When Gordon Gekko was done 'wrecking' things he wound up with he Pension fund's assets. This movie was merely a composite of many of the things that were going on back then. Even today most people have forgotten the savings and loan scandal.

Now that all of those folks who paid into those pension plans are older, the scale of the swindle is now being seen. Sure most of this was done in corporate America back then and yes, right now we are talking about government backed funds. The principle is the same, but the methodology to looting it was just different. They over promised, kept people working in jobs based on a promise they knew they were not going to be able to keep. That is called fraud and that ultimately is what this is about. The Feds just made Pension fraud 'legal' in that 2014 law.

This Law of Centralized Corruption just does not just cover pensions. Anytime you have a lot of money in one place the crooks begin to target you. This is why you have so much of it at the federal level and over in Wall Street. Crooks gravitate to money as flies gravitate to manure. Government is not immune nor exempt. Indeed it is the more insidious there because they can change the laws to make their swindles legal.  Think those massive Wall Street bailouts and now these pension funds. The insiders know how to work Congress to swindle money or prevent money due to others from arriving.. and place themselves at the front of the line to get it instead.

So I don't look for anyone to solve these problems. There is no strong impetus to do so.

If I were a working person who had to put money away for retirement, I would put it into anything but a centralized fund or pension plan. That includes 401(k)'s and IRA's. This is not professional advice and I counsel you to get some before you make a decision as I am not qualified to give financial advice. But if I was making a lot of money right now, I would scale down significantly my lifestyle, buy a couple of small homes that generate revenue (rent) get them paid down so that when I retired, I had an income that could not be held hostage to the organized criminals (in jeans or in Armani Suits) who are looking for a legal way to steal your nest egg.

Let the wise among you get before the Lord about these matters.


In other news

The crisis inside Turkey continues. Erdogan just stripped Parliament of it's immunity and now a crackdown (power grab) is feared. This is clearly aimed at the Kurds, whom Erdogan has been at war with. Erdogan is changing Turkey into  powerful regional player, but also more and more into fascist state. New Eastern Outlook as a great piece on the trends in Turkey that I think bears reading.

(New Eastern Outlook) Seventy years after the defeat of Nazi Germany, fascism has reemerged with a vengeance. This resurgence can be seen all over Europe and the former Soviet bloc, perhaps most notably in Ukraine where Nazism masquerading as nationalist patriotism has effectively embedded itself in the political and military institutions of the country, all with the backing of the United States and European Union. From racist rhetoric and xenophobia in Western Europe, to torch-lit parades with fascist iconography in Greece and Ukraine, this virulent disease is once again infecting the body politic of the European continent.

However, just to the East, and with very little fanfare from sociologists, political scientists, and the international Left, Turkey has quietly been transformed into an aggressive, and deeply reactionary, country where civil and human rights are trampled under the weight of so-called “nationalism.” Under the leadership of first Prime Minister, and now President, Erdogan, Turkey has eschewed its once deeply held desire to be accepted as a liberal democracy in the community of European nations, and instead chosen the trajectory of regional hegemony abroad and fascist thuggery at home.

Now, it should be said at the outset, that the term fascism can take on many meanings, particularly in light of its historical development and context. One must also be careful not to use the term haphazardly at the risk of robbing it of its true meaning. Indeed, it would not be fair to say that Turkey in 2015 is as fascist as Ukraine or Germany under Hitler; such a description would be grossly irresponsible and not at all accurate.

However, a close analysis of Turkey in the ‘Age of Erdogan’ does reveal a country that has given over to violence as a political tool, repression and censorship as standard government practice, and sponsorship of terrorism as foreign policy. If it hasn’t already earned its fascist moniker, it may well be on its way. - Has Turkey Become a Fascist State? 21.09.2015 Author: Eric Draitser

The Jerusalem Post also has a piece here that I think is most potent and worthy of a read. Events in Turkey are key to events in Syria and Iraq as we have already seen, as well as events in Europe, where Turkey doing all it can to extract massive monetary concessions. But fair is fair, Erdogan has indeed taken in many of these refugees and caring for refugee's takes money, a lot of it. The Transatlantic council has a paper here that was part of the the long deliberative process that I think many of you may find useful. the Brookings Institute also has a paper that can be found here.

Trends in Turkey are increasingly important in a the destabilized Middle East and Erdogan's conflict with the Kurds, at home, in Parliament, in the Press, in Iraq as well as in Syria is one that bears watching. Meanwhile, the border fences are going up.

Moshe Ya'alon

Then there is events in Israel. Things there are, if you listen to some of the alternative press in the US, going from bad to worse. But clearly something is happening in Israel that is very significant. Last week the Israeli Defense Minister resigned. He was a very conservative, some would say hawkish man. Why did he go? He was criticized for his handling of the wave of Palestinian violence that has beset the nation, but has been kept out of US newspapers. Knife attacks on Israeli's are an almost daily occurrence. A Palestinian comes up to a Israeli or a policeman with a hidden weapon and stabs them. The old DM was replaced by Avigdor Lieberman who hails from what has been described as the extreme right wing, though some would probably take issue with that description. The party he belongs to Yisrael Beiteinu, is one that is mainly made up of  Russian Speaking immigrants and who do support the two state solution, with some careful additions.

Source: Wikipedia
Mr. Lieberman is not just a member of this party, he is one of the founders of it. Lieberman's history is an interesting one and those who lambaste him should probably take some time and study it. But he does see a deep and perennial threat in present Palestinian actions and attitudes, but his attitudes are clearly on the fringes of the far right and at times take on a very xenophobic and racist color, calling for disloyal Palestinians to have their heads chopped off and calling elected Arab parliamentarians 'terrorists'. This new Defense Minister is also advancing a new terror bill in the Knesset that would bring in the death penalty for terrorists. The problem is that  the law would not apply to Jews. The law would bolster Israel's military court system that prosecutes those accused of crimes in the occupied territories. He has also threatened to kill Hamas leaders.


What does all of this portend? I am worried about the government of Israel and as such am concerned about Israel's reputation in the world with such a man leading its defense establishment. Europe has already placed sanctions on Israeli products made in the settlements. This action gained the concurrence of the Obama administration, which has for various reasons, some valid others not, been the most hostile to the Netanyahu  government and the Jewish State of any sitting President. These new sanctions are not without risk, or even regret. The Behmoth Dutch Pension fund PGGM once divested itself from 5 Israeli banks as a protest of Israel's policies. Now they reportedly regret the decision. A couple of years ago, a whole new impetus began to economically isolate Israel because of it's policies. How far will this go? I don't know, there are powerful forces who have always hated the Jewish state within Europe. Antisemitism is just as  real today in the EU as it was back in the 1930's, though it is not nearly as institutionalized. But that too is changing and now with all of these Muslims flowing into Europe that has also  given rise to far right parties, the trend is likely only to continue. Moreover, Israel's policies and the appointment of men like Lieberman are likely to only make matters worse on this front.

In somewhat less related news to Israel, it is interesting to note how the Obama administration used key US media outlets (propagandists) to push its nuclear deal with Iran. I think all of you may find this of interest. I say this not because I did not support the deal, I did as you all know. I show it to you so that you can see how money, grants and bribery decide the spin on an issue and can carefully edit out key data that would ordinarily make one come to a different conclusion. The Ploughshares fund clearly likes secrecy. Their key donors are not easy to find for ordinary people. They are not listed on the Wikipedia entry and not listed clearly on their site. But a list can be found on their site in their annual reports. A very interesting list of people fund it. Who leads it? Another interesting list. I note that they are all White folks (page22).  All racial groups are included, EXCEPT Blacks. Sounds like too much like a certain Intelligence agency for me to be comfortable with their seemingly high sounding motives. Since one former intelligence agent (Valerie Plame - revealed in plenteous opensource media reports and in the linked report) is now in a position of leadership of the fund, I will reserve any further comment only pointing out the 'no Negros allowed' secret mantra of those inside certain quarters of the intelligence community.

Then there are the whistleblowers. Brothers, I cannot stress this enough, one of the things that will allow America to continue on as a safe and viable democracy is the protection of bona-fide, patriotic whistleblowers. Why? Because inside the intelligence community there is malfeasance, crime and treason. It is usually unchecked, un-investigated and unimpeded. Do you know why there is such resistance to whistlers. There are several reasons. I will list the key ones.

1) The intelligence community relies on secrecy to do its job. They don't like secrets revealed even if doing so does little to no damage to the nations security. Yes, even if revealing some things enhance it by providing debate about the IC's activities they would rather not discuss and or reform. There is a natural reticence to deal publicly in what they do. It's natural, but often, most unhealthy.

2) The intelligence community by nature of the secrecy that surrounds its work has a lot of problems. Internal processes that don't work, or are deliberately wasteful (so contractors can make money doing jobs that don't need to be done), disdain for elected representatives (despite what their apologists in the media say), contempt for the law and lawmakers, etc. Because the vast majority of Congress for the most part cannot (by law) know what they are doing, what laws and secret directives govern it, they often 'BS' their responses to Congress on their compliance with laws that have been passed that they violate, not only with reckeless abandon, but at times, with open contempt, as we saw with the nations top spy perjuring himself  before Congress, and the sitting President rewarding his perjury with the task of 'investigating' the very issue he lied about.

There is no way around it however, the bulk of their work really does demand secrecy. But they have leveraged that legitimate need often to mask not so much the nations secrets, but their illegal activities, their fraud, waste, abuse and yes occasional incompetence as well.

3) Their are networks of high level traitors in top levels of government. This is neither a guess nor a joke. There is a long history of treason at the very top levels of government. Elected officials and others find a gray areas in the law to betray the nation and deliberately and maliciously enhance the security of nations who have made it plain they want to destroy this nation. But in order to see this, most Americans have to take of their partisan blinders, their sexual orientation blinders, their religious blinders, their race-based blinders and their opiate induced blinders and see things as they really are, not as some paid for partisan hack wants to spin them. Some of the worse scandals have been revealed to the world at large and million dollar spin campaigns were launched to convince the people that 'Treason is good' if your last name is 'thus and so' and supports gay rights and legal pot.

Some of these traitors sit in top positions in the White House, CIA, NSA, the NSC, SCOTUS, State and elsewhere. They are paid agents of the Saudi's, the Israeli's, the Chinese, the Germans, major foreign corporations and even the Russians. No, they often don't get paid directly, There are legal ways to launder money to elected and appointed officials to ensure they are recompensed for their acts of treachery. Offshore accounts, extremely lucrative jobs with a foreign controlled foundation or nation once they retire, real estate purchased in a secret trust hidden overseas. There are ways to do it and it is done. now, here is the problem. You are an intel analyst and find these crimes being committed and have the evidence of them. Who do you take the information to? Now you see the problem? Pass that data the wrong official (legally sanctioned) direction and your body will be fished out of the Potomac in the morning.

Guaranteed.

The last thing they want to see is a whistleblower protection law that would allow respective IG's and the DOJ to begin to really look at these networks who are stealing our secrets and passing them on to foreign nations, guiding US policy to protect and arm terrorists, covertly arm them to destabilize nations that no one in elected office has even thought about destabilizing. These powerful people in government will use all of their power to ensure that whistleblower protections are useless and can destroy the career of a person who reveals malfeasance in the IC.

I ask all of you, if you really care about your country and not just the hot-button, petty issues that enrage and inflame you at election time, to take a few moments and read this very interesting piece from the Guardian posted very recently. I do hope you read it. The issues are laid out bare for you to see by people who were ground up and ground down by what I call 'Treason Protection Services Inc.' The network of key political officials and their footmen who on the behest of others, often foreign governments,  run interference to ensure crimes within the IC and in government are neither prosecuted nor corrected. and secrets head out the door, money gets lost in a maze of questionable contracting and the nations becomes less and less secure by virtue of the inability of the system to reform and correct itself.

4) Arrogance. Bureaucrats hate change. They hate agents of change and they hate to look bad. So they go after whistleblowers for the simple reasons of CYA.

What is my solution? Simple. IG's need to be given more power and even more independence from the agencies they operate in. They need to be more responsive to elected representatives and the DOJ and less and less to their respective bosses who run the agencies they are charged to investigate. Moreover they often need power like a Special IG. They need the power to investigate and prosecute crimes inside the community and keep out of the maze of politicized and highly selective prosecutions and investigations that encumber the FBI and the DOJ.

Whistleblowers need to be protected. When there are the kinds of things going on that are now under investigation and the kinds of things Snowden revealed and other acts, the threat is clear and echoed in the above article at the Guardian in plan black and white - the nation is slipping into a police state. But it won't be a police state run by Americans for America. It will be parceled out to the highest bidder. The Saudis, Israeli's, Monsanto, Exxon, CNPC, and anyone with a checkbook. They will run America and any mention of your civil and constitutional rights will be material for the Comedy Channel, not the Supreme Court.

There is nothing more dangerous to a nation than a security apparatus that has been criminalized or turned by foreign powers.

No, we are not there yet, but we are moving in that direction faster than many think. One way to slow the process down is to make sure that legitimate Whistleblowers are protected to make sure that treason and criminality are not rewarded with government pay and government protection at the expense of those who want to save their country.

In other National Security news. The CIA as usual is showing its contempt for one of the few bodies that is constitutionally capable of legal oversight of its activities. You are probably not aware, but he CIA is trying to bury the classified Senate Torture report. The unclassified version of that report can be found here.

Senate Select Committee On Intelligence Study of The CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program.

There is a classified version
. The CIA has used all of its considerable covert operations capability against the US Senate to ensure that report not only never sees the light of day, but is destroyed. They fought the investigation, hounded the Senate when they were investigating it and even spied on members who were looking into these matters. Sounds like something they would do if  they were under the influence of a a foreign power targeting America does it not? That is what they do you know. Target foreign nations Presidents, armed forces and elected representatives and others. Clearly the United State Senate has now been deemed 'an enemy of the republic' in the eyes of the CIA.

The CIA's IG 'accidentally' destroyed  the only copy of the report it had on file. I will pass on some links for you to gander at.
Fienstein's Request
NARA's Reply
The down and dirty? The CIA looks to be using their surrogates in government to find a grey area in the law to get the classified version of the report destroyed. This is one way, to make sure it's not a permanent record (read Feinsteins request) and when the GOP comes into power they can 'legally' destroy it later down the road.

Torture is a crime under US and international law. A very serious one.

Moreover some of the activities they engaged in may have gone far beyond the scope of even the Bush administration's liberal guidance.

Yes, the CIA does target Congress. And no, that is not a guess.


Yes, brothers, when I passed on to you of a constitutional crisis a couple of weeks ago, that is exactly what I meant. It's deeper than you realize. But again, I want to be fair and not just rant.

The CIA is well aware of members in Congress and elsewhere in Government who are under the influence of or are controlled by foreign governments but are too politically protected to prosecute. I cannot stress this enough. It is a very real and deep problem. The CIA is actually tasked with being the protector of last resort for these kinds of threats inside the government. They have considerable power and interesting tools to deal with these problems. I cannot get into them here. But what I will say is this. When you have powerful folks in the agency who are also 'under the influence' of others, that is when you have got a real, deep problem.

Let me say this - America has got a real deep problem.

I say this not to denigrate those who work in the community and are loyal, nor do I wish to downplay the very difficult choices that often face these people. Rather, I say these things so that you, the reader may better understand were many of the landmines are inside our nation that very, very few wish to talk about.

This I hope will give some of you on the public site just a glimpse at some of the real issues our nation is facing and get away from the hot-button issues designed to inflame Joe Sixpac being talked about in the Presidential campaign.



21 May


Ecological and Spiritual Sustainability

One of the prophetic issues I would like to cover more is Earth Changes. Now many of you may not know this but for years I had a very popular Earth Changes blog. It was my one of my most popular pages I would post the latest earthquake news, Volcano's and other interesting earth related news. I had to let it  go because the site was getting to be too much and I had people who posted a couple of things on it and then later asked me to pull them down. I have had the same thing happen to many others who wrote prophetic pieces. Then they wanted to get a job working in the government and they asked me to pull down their work so Uncle Sam wouldn't know they were a Christian with a prophetic gift. That kind of stuff gets old and I had to refocus my efforts. I still toy with the idea of resurrecting that page, but there are so many others that are doing a pretty good job. I just don't think it's needed.

But anyone who reads the book of Revelation is going to come away with one thing - the earth will undergo massive and very negative changes just before the Lord returns. The Apocalypse talks about everything from earthquakes, lethal solar activity, a time when the wind stops blowing, hail, fire, horrific pestilences. To miss these things in scripture is to miss a key part of God's prophetic word.

While there are not many events that have transpired that can be of true 'biblical' proportions, I can think of one, perhaps two that are close. The first is what is happening to the Pacific Ocean as a result of the Tsunami. The news is grim and getting worse. There are whole sections around the Nuclear plant are now essentially dead zones. Now we have known this for some time via alternative media. But the scientific evidence was carefully hidden from all of us by virtue of the US government and its subservient governments world wide. They knew just how bad this was and was and is going to be. This is not quite an extinction level event, but as the years pass we will see more and more fish die offs and unusual anomalies in our oceans. Why are the fish off the West Coast dying off. It's not hard to figure.

This effects all of us. Why is it that we have to essentially get a leaked government map in order to find out just what is happening along our west coast? The government has known how bad this was and just now someone posted the levels of radiation along the coast. This is just wrong. But why is this? Because of the Nuclear Power industry. They don't want the world to associate Nuclear Power with the disaster that is starting to unfold in the world's oceans. Again, I say to you - find out the who's on things. Who is this guy? And who Designed the plants at Fukushima? More here.  Why is Obama giving him a pass on this? Listen, I know I have told you about these things before. But I don't think I have ever lined it up with this specific prophecy before.