Volume XXIV Issue IX September 2005
Last Trumpet Ministries, PO Box 806, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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A False Light In Earth’s Darkest Hour!
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.”
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will once again focus on an urgent subject regarding these last days before the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Before we begin this subject, however, I would like to explain why this issue of the Last Trumpet is late. First of all, to borrow a quote from Mark Twain, “The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” I did, however, recently go through a very intense spiritual battle, which began on July 31st, 2005, as I was returning from the Albany area of New York. Somehow I had picked up a very serious bacterial infection, which put me in the hospital for nineteen days and included four surgeries. When I entered the urgent care unit, I was within hours of death. But I am now at home, and although I am very weak and tired, the Lord is helping me to recover. During the nineteen days in the hospital, I found myself closer to the Lord than I have ever been before. Many things were revealed to me, and I feel that the Lord has given me a new anointing and clear directives regarding these final days before His return. I do need your prayers as I recover. Much more could be said about my experiences during that time of great testing, but this newsletter is not about me; it is about end-time prophecy and exposing the works of darkness. Therefore we will proceed and focus in on the conditions of our day as foretold in Scripture long ago.
For the past twenty-four years, I have been writing the Last Trumpet Newsletter while watching unto prayer. During that entire time, I have watched with amazement as spiritual darkness, like a heavy mist of deception, continued to settle in throughout the United States and engulfed the entire population, blinding the minds of the countless millions of unsuspecting people. Never has there been a darker hour, and never has there been a greater lack of true spirituality. By the slow but steady process of the projects of Satanic Illuminism, the vast majority of the people have become completely brainwashed and ready to accept wholeheartedly what the Almighty has forbidden. Truly the earth is entering its darkest hour, and the only remedy for darkness is light. Our Lord Jesus once said that men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil, and the continuous rejection of the true Light has brought about the very conditions of our day. Strangely enough, there is another kind of light, but it is a dark light and a shadowy realm where every kind of deception and evil can work. This dark light is found in all of the philosophies and ideologies of Satan himself. We must remember that every false religion, all of the governments, all of the educational institutions, and every major endeavor of man in these last days is illuminated by this false and dark light that Jesus said is really darkness. Never before have the words from Matthew, chapter 6, which appear at the top of page one of this newsletter, been more applicable than at this present time for Jesus said, “If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”
A Festering World and Imminent War
As we look at our troubled world, we must remember that we are warned in Matthew 24 that in the last days there will be wars and rumors of war. Although wars have been the very course of our age, never has there been a time such as now when the entire world is ready to explode, and it wouldn’t take much to make that happen. We know that Satan wants war, because his philosophy is that he will be the absolute god of this world in a new One World government that will rise from ashes and chaos. Satan’s Illuministic children, who control the governments, financial institutions, educational systems, and religions of this world, hold the same philosophy which is presented in various forms. We know that the Bush administration is operating in this same satanic philosophy. Here let it be noted that President Bush recently stated, “The servicemen at posts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere are taking the fight to the terrorists overseas so that we do not have to face the terrorists at home.” (1)
It takes very little intelligence to understand that fighting overseas has absolutely nothing to do with terrorism in our own country. In fact, it increases the likelihood of terrorism within our borders. There was a time in our country when we had a National Guard, which was designed specifically to protect our homeland. We now have what could be called an International Guard, which is operating in a completely displaced manner overseas. There is quite obviously a hidden agenda regarding the war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the forthcoming war with Iran. On April 27th, 2005, major newspapers published a photograph of President Bush walking hand in hand with the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Abdullah at Mr. Bush’s ranch in Texas. (2) The caption under the photograph said, “Two old oil men talk global prices and production.” This is most interesting considering the current prices of fuel in our country. Another peculiarity about the photo is that the two men holding hands are holding them in the position of the Masonic lion’s paw grip. Apparently, they have some scheme in common. Quite obviously, if there was no oil in Iraq, we wouldn’t be there, and when George Bush in referring to the heavy deaths and casualties of our American sons and daughters says that it is worth the sacrifice, he has oil on the brain. One example of how President Bush thinks was clearly revealed in a statement that came from the office of the White House Press Secretary on May 24th, 2005. The statement was made regarding Social Security as follows: “If you’ve retired, you don’t have anything to worry about – third time I’ve said that. I’ll probably say it three more times. See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” (3)
Tension is mounting throughout the world, and the United States is becoming more and more hated. Recently, Uzbekistan formally evicted the United States from a military base that served as a hub for its combat operations in Afghanistan. (4) Uzbekistan has given the United States 180 days to get aircraft, personnel, and equipment out of their country. The response of the Pentagon by spokesman Lawrence Dirita was that the United States military does not depend on one base in any part of the world. As we look at the Middle East, we see nothing but trouble, including a civil war in the Israeli State, bloodshed and devastation in Iraq, threats against Iran, the war in Afghanistan, and the military buildup in Russia and in China. It is clearly a geographical and spiritual swath of chaos from the Mediterranean Sea to the kings of the Far East. This should make us think of what is written in the 16th chapter of Revelation. On June 28th, 2005, Russia announced that it will construct up to six new nuclear reactors for Iran. (5) On August 8th, 2005, Reuters News Service released a photograph of Iranian workers standing next to a barrel of yellow uranium cake as they prepared to feed it into the processing line of a uranium conversion facility in Isfahan. (6) Clearly, Russia and Iran are increasing in nuclear strength.
On July 20th, 2005, Associated Press military writer Robert Burns revealed that there is a massive military buildup in Red China. This buildup includes Chinese intercontinental-range missiles capable of striking targets across the globe, including the United States. The response of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was that this buildup illustrates why an European arms embargo against the Chinese should be kept in place. (7)
Truly we live in a time of great uncertainty, and deep down inside, people know something is about to happen. In the United States, the threat of terrorism is continually laid upon us. Is the United States government anticipating a nuclear strike in the United States? Here let it be noted that the state of Washington has purchased a gigantic shrink-wrap machine to use for human bodies in a catastrophe. Other states are planning to follow in such purchases, (8) and strangely enough, the Internal Revenue Service’s Employees’ Tax Manual now has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war. (9)
Another event that must be mentioned is the firing of four-star General Kevin P. Byrnes. General Byrnes was the head of Fort Monroe’s Training and Doctrine Command. Official sources say that he was fired for sexual misconduct. Other sources, however, revealed that Byrnes was a leader of a faction opposing a plan for a nuclear attack in the United States for which Iran would be blamed. (10) We must also note that the Washington Post recently reported that the Pentagon has developed its first-ever war plans for operations within the continental United States in which terrorist attacks would be used as justification for imposing martial law on cities, regions, or the entire country. The magazine American Conservative also reported that Dick Cheney had given orders to immediately invade Iran after the next terror attack in the United States even if there was no evidence that Iran was involved. (11) From all of this, we should be able to understand that fearful sights are forthcoming just as predicted in the Word of God. Only the Lord Jesus Christ can help you. Call upon Him now, for very little time remains.
Hell’s Commerce and the New Economy
As the events of the last days unfold before our very eyes, we are seeing major upheavals and changes in the world economy and especially in the economy of the United States. The vast riches and wealth of the United States have been shifted into a global system that is designed to bring the erstwhile great United States of America to its knees as this country becomes increasingly interdependent on the rising One World system. We know from history that no government has ever outlived its economy. When the economy falls, so does the government, and a new one rises in its place. In Ezekiel 28:16 we read of a satanic economy as follows: “By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: Therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.” From this verse we can see that Satan has established an economic system by which he can control the people of the world. This has been going on for some time. In fact, the dollar sign commonly used in the United States is an “S” with a bar running through it, which was a symbol dating back to the Middle Ages, and it means under the bondage of Satan. Likewise, in England the pound sign is a “L” with a bar through it, meaning under the bondage of Lucifer. In Revelation 13:17 we are warned of a very rigid Satanic economy as follows: “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
While President Bush continues to tell us that the economy of the United States is getting continually stronger, we continue to see the opposite manifestation. We know that NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, shifted vast amounts of wealth out of our country for a number of years, but it was not enough. Now we have CAFTA, or the Central American Free Trade Agreement, which will twist the blade of the knife that was inserted by NAFTA. The United States Senate passed the CAFTA proposal 54-45. (12) The House of Representatives narrowly approved CAFTA with a final vote of 217-215 with two representatives not voting. All of this was done with the blessing of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a man who has also been known as “Mr. 666”, because his last name adds up to that number. Here let it be noted that the aging Henry Kissinger is more active than ever behind the scenes and is an Illuminist of the first magnitude. Much of what goes on in the world economy is at his behest.
As the Federal Reserve Board continues to raise interest rates, Red China has recently scrapped their currency’s connection to the United States dollar, and the United States dollar continues to fall on the world market. (13) On August 11th, oil hit a record sixty-six dollars a barrel, and fuel prices continue to rise throughout the United States, and there is no end in sight to the rising prices. (14) These rising prices affect everything, because they affect the transportation of all goods and commodities, so it is not only the gasoline prices that rise, but everything moves and that must be transported.
Signs of a failing economy are everywhere. On June 24th, the Associated Press reported that eleven per cent of large companies are terminating their pension plans. (15) Large corporations are also drastically cutting their work forces. On July 22nd, Kimberley Clark announced 6,000 job cuts. (16) On July 20th, Eastman Kodak Company announced 10,000 job cuts. (17) On July 19th, Hewlett Packard announced 14,500 job cuts. (18) All of this is only the beginning as the forces of antichrist continue to promise peace and safety when in reality sudden destruction is imminent. Satan’s new system of economy and hell’s commerce now exists and is based not on ounces of silver or gold but rather on computer impulses. Wealth is now in the hands of those who control the flow of information.
Most readers of this newsletter can remember a classic movie from many years ago entitled The Wizard of Oz. I referred to this movie in a previous issue of the Last Trumpet and told how this popular production illustrated the plan to not only seize upon the economy of the United States, but also revealed the objective of bringing forth a population that, like the lion, tin man, and scarecrow, would have no courage, no heart, and no brain. It should also be pointed out that the wizard of Oz, who was a phony, had to operate behind a closed curtain. It is also interesting to note that the name of the empire was Oz, which is also the abbreviation for ounce. Thus, through crafty manipulation of gold and silver measured by the ounce, a new economy completely out of the hands of the general population would be brought forth. Thus, the wizard of the ounce, or Oz, would advance the cause of antichrist to its current status. All that we now see happening was foretold in Scripture, and because we know that the promises of God are sure, we also know that all will be well for those who put their absolute trust in the Lord in these times of uncertainty. Satan’s economy and hell’s commerce are designed to make willing slaves of people everywhere. It should be noted that the rock group known as the Beatles released a hit song called “Nowhere Man”, which perfectly describes a society of people produced by the Illuminati. We can clearly see this when we consider the words of that song as follows: “He’s a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody. Doesn’t have a point of view, knows not where he’s going to. Isn’t he a bit like you and me?”
A Bewitched and Morally Bankrupt World
In order for Satan to try to fulfill his plan of making the entire population of the world subservient to him, it would take more than the control of the world economy. The population of this planet would have to be completely demoralized, and this would be accomplished through a series of spiritual assignments of rebellion against Almighty God. Here let it be noted that Satan knows the Scripture very well, and he knows the things that God hates. He also knows that if he can fill the hearts and minds of society in general with the things that God detests, man will curse himself and be open to the darkness of antichrist deception. Satan would have to produce a people that have a propensity toward idolatry. Satan remembers Sodom and Gomorrah, so he induces homosexuality. Satan also remembers the golden calf and how the people of Israel danced naked around it. Thus, he induces a propensity toward nudity. Satan also remembers the common practice of sacrificing babies to heathen gods such as Molech, Chemosh, Beelzebub, and others. Therefore he induces and promotes the human sacrifice of abortion. The list goes on and on, and we are reminded of the time when Satan appeared among the sons of God in the book of Job, and God asked him the question, “From whence comest thou?” Satan’s answer was, “From going to and fro in the earth, and walking up and down in it.” Truly, Satan, who is also known as the prince of the power of the air and the god of this world, has walked to and fro in the earth and up and down in it. To and fro indicates the parallels of latitude, and up and down indicates the meridians of longitude. If you have ever wondered about the symbol for the United Nations, viewing latitude and longitude from the utmost North, you have your answer.
Everywhere Satan has walked we see the ugly footprints that he has left behind. The evidence of this is now worldwide. Here in the United States we have an example of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voting on whether or not to change policy requiring gay and lesbian pastors to remain chaste. (19) In Newcastle, England, artist Spencer Tunick had no problem getting 1,500 people to strip naked for his infamous photography. He also found 7,000 people in Barcelona, and 4,000 in Melbourne, Australia, to do the same thing. (20) It seems that the farther people get from God, the more clothes they take off. We know that God clothed Adam and Eve, and that is one of the reasons why Satan hates clothing. People are so deceived regarding this issue that nudist and also naturalist organizations are found everywhere, including Christian nudist organizations. In Australia there is a pastor of a so-called Christian church that consistently preaches to his congregation while completely nude. All of this illustrates how deep the deception is and how far man has wandered from God. In the Czech Republic, the government has given the green light regarding a law making prostitution legal and regulated by local communities. This has caused great rejoicing for the 25,000 male and female prostitutes that are active in that land. (21) In Moscow, Russia, the homosexuals are planning a massive gay pride parade on May 27th, 2006. The mayor of Moscow said he would prohibit any such parade, but the homosexual leaders said they would take their cause to the Strasbourg European Court of Rights where they say their victory is almost assured. Here let it be noted that homosexuality was a crime in Russia until 1993 and was also classified a mental illness until 1999, and we westernized them, of course. (22)
Satan has also used open and overt witchcraft to demoralize people and draw them away from any truth that they might find. On July 21st, 2005, witches and sorcerers were dancing under a full moon for a reason other than the usual rituals. Witchcraft has just been declared legal in Victoria, Australia. The formal declaration of the legality of their craft also includes magicians, fortune tellers and palm readers. Gavin Andrew of the Pagan Awareness Network said that the thousands of pagans in Melbourne are using this full moon to celebrate. (23) The influence of witchcraft in our world, and especially in the United States, has been promoted by the books and movies which are the works of J.K. Rowling and her witch hero, Harry Potter. Forbes Magazine has rated J.K. Rowling as Britain’s most powerful woman and the most influential woman in the United Kingdom. (24) Here let it be noted that the United States government has made sure that the Harry Potter books are available to all Guantanamo Bay prisoners. These books are made available in English, French, Farsi, and Russian; and the books are on order in Arabic. (25) In the United States, it seems that Halloween is now visible year-round as young people everywhere walk around with the Harry Potter downward lightning bolt on their foreheads. (26) This lightning bolt is actually a rune sign from ancient Norse mythology, and not only is it a powerful symbol in both witchcraft and Satanism, but it was also used by the Nazi Gestapo and appeared on the collars of their black uniforms. And as if Harry Potter wasn’t enough, we now have a new magical book by Christopher Paolini titled Eldest, which is about a farm boy named Eragon and his dragon Saphira and their fight against an evil empire. This book has become the top seller at online bookseller amazon.com and has pushed Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to the number-two position. (27)
Without question, the United States of America has become a nation that is morally bankrupt as Satan’s footprints overlap one another. Each week an average of eighty-eight children are expelled from schools in the United States for bringing a gun to class. (28) Americans spend 13.1 billion dollars on pornography every year, which is the same amount the country spends on foreign aid. (29) Organized crime in the United States accounts for one-tenth of the gross national income, a kind of Satanic tithe. (30)
The Creation in Travail
Of all of the signs of the end of this present world, none are greater than the signs of the earth itself declaring the forthcoming judgment of God. In Hebrews 12:25-29, we read as follows: “See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, yet once more signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.” Without question we live in a world that has been and is being greatly shaken. Freak weather, strange events, and an unprecedented number of significant earthquakes continue to happen. In the regions of both the North and South Poles of our earth, massive glaciers and ice shelves are collapsing. In the north, a collapsed glacier filled the Kangerdlussuaq Fjord in east Greenland, a sign of significant global warming. (31) A report from Wellington, New Zealand, stated that in the south an Antarctic glacier over five square kilometers broke off and slammed into a giant iceberg. (32) Such breaking up of massive ice shelves is becoming more common as the world is coming apart at its seams. We know that at one point an ice shelf the size of the state of Rhode Island broke off from the Antarctic. In the United States, record-high temperatures proved fatal for many people in the Southwest, and sections of land along the bank of the Hudson River were dried and cracked by the high temperatures and the blazing sun in that region. (33) All across the United States, weather has been either extremely hot, unusually dry, or devastated by killer tornadoes, and other violent storms. I am continually made to wonder what it will take to wake people up to the reality that things are not as they always were, but as they never were. On August 11th, 2005, it was reported that a massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert was heading for the United States. This dust was traveling at an altitude of about 10,000 feet and was expected to reach the southern extremities of the United States, leaving a coating of reddish-brown dust on cars and buildings. (34)
We are living in a time when people are willingly ignorant as never before. It is just as the Apostle Peter said in II Peter 3:5-7 as follows: “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” In Revelation 8:10-11, we read of a great object falling to the earth as follows: “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters: And the name of the star is called Wormwood, and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” We read elsewhere in the Scriptures of other stars falling to the earth, and on April 13th, 2005, we had a near-miss when an asteroid came dangerously close to the earth. If it had hit the earth, it would have caused an explosion 43,000 times bigger than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb. The asteroid came closer to the earth than our communications satellites, yet very little attention was given to it. (35)
The massive earthquake on December 26th, 2004, should have been a wake-up call to the entire world. Monitoring equipment has now revealed that the killer earthquake and subsequent tsunami left the seabed under the Pacific rumpled like a carpet. This 9.3 magnitude earthquake was picked up on sound monitors, and those who hear the recording continue to be unnerved by the sound that was given off. The earth began to hiss, and as intensity continued to build, the hiss became a rumbling crescendo and resulted in a massive boom. (36) As previously mentioned, the Bible tells us everything that can be shaken will be shaken; and truly the earth is coming apart at the seams, for the earth does have seams From the period of time beginning July 12th, 2005, to August 11th, 2005, there were 1,012 earthquakes, many of which were magnitude 4.0 and above. (37) These are the days that the Lord Jesus told us would come, and the earth quaking is a sign from God. If we use the alphanumeric code of A=6, B=12, C=18 and so on, we find that the words “earth quaked” equals 666. May God help us all to come fully awake to the reality that very soon the last trumpet will sound, and the sky will open to reveal our Lord and Savior coming with power and great glory. Are you ready to meet Him? Nothing else matters until that question is answered.
In closing, I would like to remind everyone to continue to send us your prayer requests which are given individual attention by our intercessors. I also want to thank everyone for all of your kindness in supporting this end-time ministry in so many ways. May God bless you and keep you unto the day of His appearing. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus.
David J. Meyer
July 2, 2005, by Mark Cotton, New York, NY.
2.Melbourne Herald Sun, April 27, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
3.The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, May 24, 2005, Washington, DC.
4.AFP News, July 30, 2005, Washington, DC.
5.Reuters News Service, June 28, 2005, Moscow, Russia.
6.Reuters News Service, August 8, 2005, Isfahan, Iran.
7.Associated Press, July 20, 2005, by Robert Burns, A.P. Military Writer.
8.Melbourne MX News, February 23, 2004, Melbourne, Australia.
10.Alex Jones Report, August 10, 2005, by Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson.
12.Reuters News Service, July 15, 2005, by Larry Downing, Dallas, NC.
13.Reuters News Service, July 21, 2005, by Jason Lee, Beijing, China.
14.Los Angeles Times, August 11, 2005, by John O’Dell and Claire Hoffman, Los Angeles, CA.
15.Associated Press, June 24, 2005, by Adam Geller, New York, NY.
16.Associated Press, July 22, 2005, by Steve Quinn, Dallas, TX.
17.Associated Press, July 20, 2005, by Kevin Rivoli, Rochester, NY.
18.AFP News, July 19, 2005.
19.Chicago Tribune, August 12, 2005, by Manya A. Brachear, Chicago, IL.
20.AFP News, July 17, 2005, London, England.
21.AFP News, July 21, 2005, Prague, Czech Republic.
22.AFP News, July 30, 2005, Moscow, Russia.
23.Melbourne Herald Sun, July 22, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
24.The Independent, July 29, 2005, by Robert Verkaik, London, England.
25.Reuters News Service, August 11, 2005, by Caroline Drees, Washington, DC.
26.Associated Press, July 22, 2005, by Douglas Healey, New Canaan, CT.
27.Reuters News Service, August 23, 2005, by Chip East, New York, NY.
28.Melbourne MX News, May 18, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
29.Melbourne MX News, May 16, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
30.Melbourne MX News, March 30, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
31.Reuters News Service, July 21, 2005, by Steve Morgan, Kangerdlussuaq Fjord, Greenland.
32.Melbourne Herald Sun, April 21, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
33.Reuters News Service, August 11, 2005, by Mike Segar, Weehawken, NJ
34.The News Tribune, August 11, 2005, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
35.The Melbourne Herald Sun, May 8, 2005, by Tony Rindfleisch, Melbourne, Australia.
36.Melbourne MX News, February 10, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
37.U.S. Geological Survey, August 11, 2005, Earthquake Activity Report.
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