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And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. - (Hab 2:2)
And Mary said,
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid;
for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For the Mighty One has done to me great things, and holy is his name;
and his mercy is to generations and generations to them that fear him.
He has wrought strength with his arm;
he has scattered haughty ones in the thought of their heart.
He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty.
He has helped Israel his servant, in order to remember mercy, (as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
- The Song of Mary
Political and Economic Review
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News For 28 December
Traders: Market Was Rigged In 2012
"Kill Me, Please"!
Are the recent spate of random shootings a final and desperate cry for help by seriously mentally disturbed people? This article talks about some of the real problems in the system.
Iran: 50 Christians Raided, Pastor Detained
Greetings in the name of Jesus,
Iranian Christians request prayer following a raid on a house meeting in Tehran on 27th December. Approximately 50 believers had gathered to celebrate Christmas, most of whom were from Muslim backgrounds.
A group of 15 police and security agents interrupted the celebration. Acting courteously, they required all attendees to complete a detailed pre-prepared questionnaire. Information requested included contact details, email and social media ID and password information, and details of how they had come to accept Christianity. Mobile phones were confiscated and they were advised that they would be summoned individually to the local security office following investigation. - ME Concern
Egypt: Blackout Threat Over Energy Shortage
According to sources quoted by Al Ahram Online, if the situation is not resolved soon, ''over half of Egypt's governorates might be left with no electricity whatsoever'' - ANSA Med
US Evacuates Embassy In Central African Republic
EU 2013: Austerity, Bank Crisis And Regulation Will Dominate EU
Anatomy Of A Drone Attack Gone Wrong
The bodies were charred like coal. I could not recognize the faces," said Ahmed al-Sabooli, 22, a farmer whose parents and 10-year-old sister were among the dead. "Then I recognized my mother because she was still holding my sister in her lap. That is when I cried."
Homeless 'At Risk' Vets Double In Number
The numbers now are about 26,000 vets when in 2010 the number was just over 10,000. The WSWS site has a real good article on this as well.
The numbers cited are only those veterans the VA is aware of. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 62,619 veterans are homeless on a given night over the course of a year, and more than twice that number are at risk of homelessness. - WSWS
Fiscal Cliff: Yes, Your Taxes Will Go Up
Will your milk prices double? Maybe not...
Sufism: A Less Hostile Version Of Islam?
Senate Passes Intel Bill Without 'Leak' Provisions
"...the revision of the bill could be attributed to the intervention of Sen. Ron Wyden, who all but single-handedly blocked its enactment after it was approved in Committee last July by a vote of 14-1, with only Wyden dissenting. Its passage by the full Congress seemed to be assured, but in November, Sen. Wyden placed a hold on the bill to prevent its adoption by unanimous consent."
Major New Banking Settlement Ready To Be Paid Out Soon
"Under the settlement, a significant amount of the money, $3.75 billion, would go to people who have already lost their homes..." - NYTDoc's Show Obama Administrations Secret Attack On OWS...
...new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. - The Guardian
Our President has always billed himself as a man of the people but has consistently shown himself to be the most deceptive President to sit in the Oval office in his relentless attack on cherished civil liberties.. Give him his credit, just like the devil himself, the man knows how to deceive.
“This production, which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement,” stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). “These documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity. These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.” - Justice Online
Young people were looking for jobs, protesting the lack of them and from Obama, they didn't get jobs, but a jack-boot in their face.Chicago Reaches 500 Shooting Homicides
Crime stats may be going down the way the FBI counts it, but I can tell you that more and more, crimes transpire and are not reported for many reasons. If you are black or latino, and you call the cops after midnight in a minority neighborhood, will the cops even show up? When people don't trust the cops, they certainly are not going to call them.
Bill Coopers Book Foretold Schoolyard Shootings
Bill Cooper was shot dead by a sheriff. So was Paul Wilcher who was working on a book about the WACO murders (which started out as a Gun control issue) and also was killed.
China Cures Drug Addictions With Lobotomy
FISA Warrantless Wiretapping Law Passes With Little Debate
A nation so in rush to make itself 'safe' by limiting freedoms, oversight and privacy will ultimately have none of the things it seeks and find those things she once treasured can only be won back with pools of blood. A nation who does not deserve freedom will not long keep it and we are losing ours very, very quickly.
We have exchanged our once cherished principles for a trip to a strip mall, a new car and a 30 year adjustable rate mortgage we probably cannot afford anyway.
Fiscal Cliff: Witholding Tax Rise May Be Delayed
Report: Kissinger, Nazi's Worked To Overthrow German Gov't
"Displeased with former chancellor Willy Brandt’s “Ostpolitik,” Kissinger and his boss Richard Nixon colluded with SS officers, other Third Reich veterans and German aristocrats to explore the possibility of staging a coup against Brandt’s government."
China Turns Up Flames On Internet 'Firewall'
New rules and regulations aimed at cracking down on dissent.
US Develops EMP Missile To Take Out Electronics
Syrian Conflict Could Further Fracture Iraq
Obama's SCOTUS Pick Refuses Christian Biz Request
The Christian-owned business now faces fines of up to $1.3 million per day after Jan. 1 if it refuses to provide abortion-inducing drugs in its company health-insurance plan. - NCR
Obamacare is going to drive a lot of folks out of business by hook or by crook.
When I read stories like the one above about the Hobby Lobby and their fight against the agents of death and child killing who now reside on the Supreme Court, I cannot help but see the same spirit sitting on the Bench as I do in Boko Haram, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and other extremist groups who feel that killing the innocent is their 'path to life'. We hear about the persecution overseas but here in the US the persecution is far, more subtle and at times can even be seductive, 'Go ahead, pay the blood money to butcher babies so you can stay in business'. hisses the spirit of the serpent'
What makes this all so sad is that Abortion Inc., is doing its level best to force Christians to join in their bloodlust and force us to pay for these abominable acts.
It is just these kinds of compulsory evils that makes me say that soon, it will not be legal for a blood washed, born again Christian to remain here in the US. The trends are clear and the spirit behind the trends uses many faces (listed above) to do the same things. What things?
Steal, kill and destroy.
Persecution takes many forms. In America they don't use the Koran, but the Courts to persecute us. They are not using car bombs, but the Office of the President. They are not using a fatwa, but a new well hidden regulation specifically aimed at God's holy people. Say what you will about the evil wickedness of Al Qaeda. They certainly have a lot of innocent blood on their hands but not nearly as much as the United States of America. But what do you really expect from the last days nation the bible speaks so clearly about and 90% of nominal Christians are incapable of and at times are stubbornly unwilling to figuring out? They are lost sheep, not only do they not have oil for their lamps (Matt 25:1ff), they packed the lamp itself away in their storage unit across town... the one they are thinking about getting rid of. What is America like today?
The LORD hasn't lost his powerful strength; he can still hear and answer prayers. Your sins are the roadblock between you and your God. That's why he doesn't answer your prayers or let you see his face. Your talk is filled with lies and plans for violence; every finger on your hands is covered with blood. You falsely accuse others and tell lies in court; sin and trouble are the names of your children. You eat the deadly eggs of poisonous snakes, and more snakes crawl out from the eggs left to hatch. You weave spider webs, but you can't make clothes with those webs or hide behind them. You're sinful and brutal. You hurry off to do wrong or murder innocent victims. All you think about is sin; you leave ruin and destruction wherever you go. You don't know how to live in peace or to be fair with others. The roads you make are crooked; your followers cannot find peace.God has been most merciful to us as a nation and that mercy may continue for short period longer. But as much as people say they love Justice, what they don't want is God to be just. Certainly not with them. But God is just and will not (absolutely no way) let those guilty of shedding innocent blood get away without paying to the uttermost for what they have done, are doing and will stubbornly continue to do... with pure satanic impunity. These are those who with great deceptiveness wil justify abominations in the name of 'choice' and murder under the guise of 'rights'.
(Isa 59:1-8 - CEV)
This I know, God hates these things.
Your whole country is in confusion! Murder and violence are everywhere in Israel, so I will tell the most wicked nations to come and take over your homes. They will put an end to the pride you have in your strong army, and they will make your places of worship unfit to use. You will be terrified and will desperately look for peace--but there will be no peace. One tragedy will follow another, and you'll hear only bad news. People will beg prophets to give them a message from me. Priests will stop teaching my Law, and wise leaders won't be able to give advice. Even your king and his officials will lose hope and cry in despair. Your hands will tremble with fear. I will punish you for your sins and treat you the same way you have treated others. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
(Eze 7:23-27 - CEV)
I am Habakkuk the prophet. And this is the message that the LORD gave me. Our LORD, how long must I beg for your help before you listen? How long before you save us from all this violence? Why do you make me watch such terrible injustice? Why do you allow violence, lawlessness, crime, and cruelty to spread everywhere? Laws cannot be enforced; justice is always the loser; criminals crowd out honest people and twist the laws around. Look and be amazed at what's happening among the nations! Even if you were told, you would never believe what's taking place now.
(Hab 1:1-5 - CEV))
Brothers these things ought not to be so, but mankind has not and will not come to terms with the real issue, which is his own sinfulness. But know that God has seen this and has set about empowering nations who have absolutely no morality and are working on extremely creative and destructive ways and destroying, utterly America. What I can say is that if you knew some of the things I know and cannot post, many of you would have many a sleepless night, no matter how close you claim your walk is with God.
America's salvation will never come from new counter strategies and weapons systems, new Generals with new plans, but from a societal awakening that begins in individual people; a people who put God first, love justice, honesty, real no-nonsense integrity in their business dealings and who love the tongue that speaks the truth and genuinely recoils at those who speak lies especially when those lies are spoken by those in power.
That is not America today, we knowingly elect the very best liars money can buy and call it 'democracy'. Know this, every deceiver has a different father than a real Christian. There are no exceptions. But we must know this...
Anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus and wants to live right will have trouble from others. But evil people who pretend to be what they are not will become worse than ever, as they fool others and are fooled themselves. Keep on being faithful to what you were taught and to what you believed. After all, you know who taught you these things.
(2Ti 3:12-14 - CEV)
God is more than willing to forgive this nation its sins, but what is required is repentance, real genuine repentance from these things.
Brothers, I used the Contemporary English Version today because I think the words kind of 'jump out' a little more for some of these passages than with the KJV.
Germany Ships Sick And Old Overseas
A very interesting read and when taken in conjunction with the fact that Germany is now actively considering 'austerity' measures for its economy, the prospects for the old and sick do not look promising.
Egypt's Islamists Have Upper Hand
I know many of you are probably tired of me talking about Egypt, but I think what is happening there is of enormous significance for both the region and also prophetically as well. It is also of great importance to the large Christian population who live there.UK CEO: Economy Needs Major Overhaul, Not 'Tweaking'
Please pray for Egypt.
A great piece and one that those who are looking for more economic 'meat' from this site should read. There are some folks out there doing some bang-up work and should really be listened to. This piece from the Telegraph (linked above) is just a commentary on an article from theBCG perspectives report entitled, Ending the Era of Ponzi finance (note: you will need to create a free account to read it all).
Gang Rape: What Is Wrong With Indian Society?
I cannot just pick on Indian society. There just seems to be an increasing sickness that is spreading across all societies. Rape, shooting rampages, violent repression, torture, extra-judicial kidnappings and murders, victimizing the old... the problem is not India, its man. He is sick and the disease is called sin.
Will The New Ethonol Blend Wreck My Engine?
The EPA has approved a new 15% ethonol blend, that could destroy the engines of older cars.
Will Hyperinflation Happen Here In America?
A well written and well considered piece on the possibility of hyperinflation in America. Will we experience it? I won't write a spoiler here ( you read it), but say that I think the writer here is spot on based on the information available on the net. There is a lot of information that is not available that would roll a few eyeballs and cause some jaws drop to the floor that could change all of thrust of what he writes here. I have carefully touched on some of these things over the past year of so and others I simply can never do so.Chemical Attack Story Highly Questionable
In short, there is a lot happening that our leaders are hiding from us. Do I think we will see hyperinflation? Yes. I really do. I do not think it is going to happen tomorrow. I think the bible makes it that it will happen in the price of food (Rev 6:6). The question of weather its cause is from monetary policy (printing money) or other factors that could destroy large parts of global farmland is another, if somewhat academic question. GMO's and even the environmental damage and chemical 'leftovers' from new activities like fracking and ongoing and dramatic environmental changes could very well contribute to higher food prices. Fear about GMO's are greatly underestimated and this is an issue that very, very few researchers have taken the time to really deeply research at the biological level (there is much more here than meets the untrained eye). The good news is that now some are really beginning to look into it and coming up with some apocalyptic (a carefully chosen word) effects that will (and have already started) to occur in human health, soil and farm animals that are a direct result of GMO's. This is a very serious issue and one that sadly when I began looking into, I saw something very strange. I also asked some pointed question to some folks in the know about what I discovered and pieced together from purely opensource material. What happened? The only thing I can say is that in 10-20 years the biological disaster of GMO's will be readily apparent all over America. Let me add, irrevocably apparent all over America.
So yes, I know hyperinflation is going to hit food prices, but other luxury goods are probably not going to get hit too hard. But I think this is a phenomenon that is going to take another decade to manifest itself in its most hideous forms. When farmland stop growing crops, new virulent weeds and parasites take it over, bees and other insects essential to crop growth die out, new and hideous diseases and cancers that appear from the consumption of GMO's the picture will be much clearer for the world to see. But then quite frankly...
...it will be too late.
Big things are happening here and I think the whole specter of chemical weapons is now in full view. No one wants to see these radicals with them. Not even Syria's long standing benefactor Russia. The last thing Russia wants is those weapons falling into the hands of the Chechens or other Islamic fighers now engaged in combat against Russia. Assad has been written off and more on this will be forthcoming in the next major update.
A Modern Day Paul
“In these days which are truly evil, I encourage you to be alert. Do not fear for the recent economic crisis covering the larger part of the world and especially Iran,”
This is something that I see clearly as well, that while we must keep our eyes open and watchful in these times, we must always put spiritual things clearly and irrevocably first in our minds and lives. It's easy to focus on the various crisis of our times but the real one is a global spiritual crisis. It's the 'sin and evil' crisis.
We can see that Christianity in the middle east is slowly becoming extinct. It is as one secular newspaper notes, close to being wiped out where it was first preached. These are perilous times and I must exhort each and every one of you that what you see there, will soon come here in one form or another. Satan hates Christians, he really does and is using the growing power of Islam to destroy the little flock on whom God has set his deep and abiding love.
We Christians must understand our enemy and that we are in enemy territory and that even if things seem calm on the surface, it is only there to lull us into a false sense of security. Our brothers in Christ in many of these places are really suffering. It is no coincidence that the new Antichrist political-religious system is arising in these very last days and has clearly and unashamedly shown its anti-christian and anti-Jewish colors and is showing its hideous face in these times. This system was indeed foretold and it is now arising out of the earth, just like the Bible said it would (Rev 13:11ff).
I exhort all of you to keep your eye on these events, fulfill whatever task God has given you to do without murmurings and evasions. The time left to work is ever shorter and the night comes when no man can work.
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Hunger Stalks India
One of the major factors that one needs to keep in mind when talking about the rise of the new BRIC nations (all of them) is the issue of corruption. Each of them has some deep seated issues of systemic corruption that will be nearly impossible to root out. Russia's system is still laden with it, China? Well some of the best estimates of China's GDP say about 52% of its economy is from some kind of graft, theft, swindle or other form of crime. And India, ask anyone who has visited there. You have people paying for utilities they don't have, all in the promise that they will be first in line when they arrive. Will they see those services? Maybe... probably not.
Here in this story, private firms are raking in the dough and leaving empty bellies in the process. Both China and India still have a long way to go to fix some deep seated corruption issues.
While many are very pessimistic about Russia, I am not quite as much. If Putin really wanted to begin a serious campaign, he could probably get rid of a lot of it, so here it is more a question of will. Putin simply is not interested in rooting out corruption for reasons of shall we say... personal enrichment.
Religious Police Now Seen In Allepo
Saudi style religious cops. Kind of gives you a real good idea of who the US was in bed with in overturning Assad. It looks to me like we are well on the way to replacing a bad government with one that will be significantly worse...
...at considerable taxpayer expense.
Egypt's Christians: Caught In The Middle
While the conflict in Egypt has largely been portrayed as a conflict between secular Egyptians, or "moderate Muslims," who oppose full-blown Sharia, and the Islamists, led by the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, who want Taliban-style Sharia to govern the nation, largely missed have been the Christian Copts in the middle, who find themselves in an especially awkward position.
Moderate Muslims are still capable of offering the requisite lip service to Islam—saying "prayers and peace upon Muhammad" and all the other Muslim mantras—even as they reject the full application of Sharia. This makes it more difficult for their radical brethren to portray them as infidel enemies. Moderate Muslims can resist Sharia, but in subtle ways, arguing over Islamic exegesis, calling for ijtihad [modern interpretations, questioning], and so forth.
But when Egypt's Christian Copts resist Sharia—as religious minorities, or dhimmis, they stand to suffer the most under it—pro-Sharia Muslims retaliate with extreme vengeance, portraying them as infidels who reject the law of Allah.
This has been truer than ever in recent days, as President Morsi and
his Islamist and jihadi allies push for a Sharia-based constitution and
Egypt's secularists resist. Trapped in the middle, the Copts' suffering
is only about to begin. - MEF (Raymond Ibrahim)
A Look At Trends In Post Constitutional America
More Young Americans Are Homeless
These young adults are the new face of a national homeless population, one that poverty experts and case workers say is growing. Yet the problem is mostly invisible. Most cities and states, focusing on homeless families, have not made special efforts to identify young adults, who tend to shy away from ordinary shelters out of fear of being victimized by an older, chronically homeless population. - NYT
Times are rough. Kid yourself not and just because you don't see it does not mean it can't or won't happen to you.
Be merciful to others at all times, not just the holidays.
If you really want to get to the bottom of these shootings, this is it. While there are many out there who want to use the corpses of those very young children to push their own narrow political agendas the reality is that sick minds are behind these shootings, not guns.
The US mental health system is broken and this is something those in Washington are being made aware of. Even the President is painfully aware of the problems. I have been told POTUS was deeply moved and has had some very sleepless nights over the tragedy in Connecticut. He knows the issue is really mental health, access to it and the over reliance on Medicines to 'cure' and 'treat' at considerable profit, mental health problems.
Should someone on mind altering prescription drugs be flying a plane? Driving bus? Owning a Gun? Operating a chainsaw? While anti-gun advocates are out making political hay, writing bills in the still wet blood of these children, the real issues are not something they want to discuss.
Let's say you do take away Guns. A guy determined to kill will just drive his car over kids crossing the street, or run through the mall with a chainsaw, or start slashing people with a kitchen knife. The problem resides in the mind, not in the tool used to satisfy a demented person's perverse and violent desire. I have to say this, though it may sound a little strong. I just don't think these politicians and folks who are pushing for Gun control really care about those kids who were killed. They really care about their narrow agenda and 'seizing opportunity' those little lives have provided them.
I am interested in real solutions that will really reduce the possibility of this or something similar happening again and Gun control is a great knee jerk reaction, but it won't stop another massacre.
The real issues are less 'sexy', don't push the 'hot button' and are not going to be talked about in your heavily politicized blogs on either side of the issue. One has to do with patient privacy. Should those who have real serious issues be afforded that privacy when their jobs affect public safety? Should an air traffic controller be taking three anti depressants pills, four times a day be directing airplanes? Should a policeman who is on the same medication be carrying a gun? These are the real issues no one wants to talk about. How do we identify those with serious issues? How do we deal with the privacy issues? Like I said, these are the real issues and one that the gun grabbers don't want discussed while they try and rush through new anti-gun bills, like NY's Cuomo. They do not want to give anyone time to think... is this really going to fix the problem?
Dear readers, the fact that Hitler, Mao and Stalin killed millions (each) right after they passed Gun control laws is no conspiracy theory. It is a fact written in the blood stained pages of history.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Yiddish: אױפֿשטאַנד אין װאַרשעװער געטאָ; Polish: powstanie w getcie warszawskim; German: Aufstand im Warschauer Ghetto) was the 1943 act of Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's final effort to transport the remaining Ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camp. The most significant portion of the rebellion took place from 19 April, and ended when the poorly armed and supplied resistance was crushed by the Germans, who officially finished their operation to liquidate the Ghetto on 16 May. It was the largest single revolt by the Jews during World War II....Why was it so easy to intern, enslave and exterminate the Jews? Because the Nazi's made a point of disarming the Jews.
...Support from outside the Ghetto was limited, but Polish Resistance units from the mainstream Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK) and the communist Polish Workers' Party's militia People's Guard (Gwardia Ludowa, GL) attacked German units near the Ghetto walls and attempted to smuggle weapons, ammunition, supplies, and instructions into the Ghetto. Polish resistance provided the insurgents with a limited number of badly needed weapons and ammunitions from its meager stocks. Jewish right-wing resistance in the Jewish Military Union (Żydowski Związek Wojskowy, ŻZW) received large quantities of armament, including several automatic weapons, from the AK-affiliated National Security Corps (Państwowy Korpus Bezpieczeństwa, PKB). AK disseminated information and appeals to help the Jews in the Ghetto, both in Poland and by way of radio transmissions to the Allies. Several ŻOB commanders and fighters later escaped through the sewers with assistance from the Poles and joined Polish underground. A PKB unit commanded by Henryk Iwański ("Bystry") even fought inside the Ghetto along with ŻZW and subsequently both groups retreated together (including 34 Jewish fighters) to the so-called Aryan side. Although Iwański's action is the most well-known rescue mission, it was only one of many actions undertaken by the Polish resistance to help the Jewish fighters.
A Gun Control Law Passed by the German Government One Day after Kristallnacht (November 11, 1938):The Nazi's did not waste anytime did they? They passed the bill the following day after Kirstallnacht.
With a basis in §31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p.265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and §9 of the Führer and Chancellor’s decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p 1331) are the following ordered:
Jews (§5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.
Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew’s possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation.
The Minister of the Interior may make exceptions to the Prohibition in §1 for Jews who are foreign nationals. He can entrust other authorities with this power.
Whoever willfully or negligently violates the provisions of §1 will be punished with imprisonment and a fine. In especially severe cases of deliberate violations, the punishment is imprisonment in a penitentiary for up to five years.
For the implementation of this regulation, the Minister of the Interior waives the necessary legal and administrative provisions.
This regulation is valid in the state of Austria and in the Sudeten-German districts.
Berlin, 11 November 1938. Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick.
Here’s the truth of the matter:
“The Nazis were ‘pro-gun’ for themselves, the Gestapo and other police, the Wehrmacht (armed forces), and citizens they trusted as having been indoctrinated with the Nazi ideology; they were ‘anti-gun’ for Jews, political opponents, and any and every person who might not march lock step with the National Socialist program.” - Political Outcast
Kristallnacht (German pronunciation: [kʁɪsˈtalˌnaχt]), Crystal Night. Also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, or Reichskristallnacht [ˌʁaɪçs.kʁɪsˈtalˌnaχt], About this sound Pogromnacht (help·info) [poˈgʁoːmˌnaχt], and About this sound Novemberpogrome (help·info) [noˈvɛmbɐ.poˌgʁoːmə], was a pogrom (a series of coordinated attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary and civilians. - Wikipedia
Kind of makes you wonder if the bill was not written before hand and the Nazi instigated (Brown Shirts, aka SA) violence as just the pretext. I want to end by saying this; Just because a few rich men who claim to be of Jewish decent, who happen to have a few billion dollars to their name are calling for gun control, does not mean that the ends they have in mind are not the same and ultimately anti-semitic. A lot of Nazi''s escaped prosecution from Nazi Germany by throwing off their uniforms, wearing dirty clothes, learning a few words of Yiddish and escaping to the west and kept their new, suddenly transformed 'Jewish' identity. No one would ever expect a Jewish person to deliberatly push a Nazi agenda. It is the absolute last place anyone would look.
I am not speaking here as any kind of anti-Semite. I love the Jewish people but loath and despise those who are using their often spurious claims of Jewishness for an agenda that will not do any Jew a bit of good in the long run, but could lead to a horrible repeat of history.
Keep that in mind as we go forward in this debate.
The power that wants the guns of ordinary people is very real, highly organized, utterly ruthless, well financed and all over the planet.
Let none of us forget that in the last half of the final week, the fate of the Jewish people everywhere is going to be one of the key events that signals the return of Christ.
And he said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, How long is it to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river; and he held up his right hand and his left hand unto the heavens, and swore by him that liveth for ever that it is for a time, times, and a half; and when the scattering of the power of the holy people shall be accomplished, all these things shall be finished.
Everyone in America is blaming everyone else. The gun Lobby is blaming violent movies and music while Hollywood is blaming the gun lobby. The fact is that America is an incredibly violent nation. We live and thrive on it, in our wars, policing, entertainment to include movies, music AND video games. It's all kind of like the nitro blaming the glycerin for causing the explosion when there is enough blame to go around for both.
The problem is with the American people because it's a pretty sick society that feels it has to satisfy the need for blood (real or virtual) every so often. Sooner or later those tendencies are going to catch up with such a society and display themselves in hideous and unspeakable ways.
<A Psalm of David.>
LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness,
and speaketh the truth in his heart.
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour,
nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned;
but he honoureth them that fear the LORD.
He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent.
He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
The Holiday Season
Even Ebenezer Scrooge eventually came to like Christmas and I think we as Christians should do our best to be wise in these times when everyone is celebrating the Holidays. This piece is not meant to cause anyone to stumble or turn to hating the holidays. Rather it is a look at the holiday its origins and where the real spirit of Christmas comes from.Feinstein NDAA Amendment Stripped From House Bill
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 is that Christmas was actually turned from a pagan into a Christian celebration with the rise to power of the Emperor Constantine. The origins of the Celebration of the 25th of December as the birth of Christ was and is far more in keeping with ancient rites dealing with the worship of the sun, being the time of the winter solstice. This was a well known celebration that was celebrated for many centuries in many different cultures.
Constantine's law of…321 [C.E] uniting Christians and pagans in the observance of the "venerable day of the sun" It is to be noted that this official solar worship, the final form of paganism in the empire…, was not the traditional Roman-Greek religion of Jupiter, Apollo, Venus, and the other Olympian deities. It was a product of the mingling Hellenistic-Oriental elements, exemplified in Aurelian's establishment of Eastern Sun worship at Rome as the official religion of the empire, and in his new temple enshrining Syrian statutes statues of Bel and the sun…. Thus at last Bel, the god of Babylon, came into the official imperial temple of Rome, the center of the imperial religion. It was this late Roman-Oriental worship of one supreme god, symbolized by the sun and absorbing lesser divinities as subordinates or manifestations of the universal deity, that competed with young Christianity. This was the Roman religion that went down in defeat but infiltrated and colored the victorious church with its own elements, some of which can be seen to this day. - Cramer, Frederick H. Astrology in Roman Law and Politics. American Philosophical Society 1954To summarize, Sun worship was prevalent throughout the anceint world. Even from the days of the Egyptian empire, they too worshiped the Sun as God. The term 'Ra' actually means sun. But interestingly it is from these legends that we discover the first references to the Mother Child cult, which dates back many millenium and was certainly a clever counterfeit of the ancient primordial promise given to Adam right after the fall that there would be a redeemer that must come from the woman who would redeem mankind from his sins. Here is something I wrote in my 2000 book, 'That He May Run That Readeth It"
This Mother and Child Worship continued, only this time the names were changed to Isis and Osiris. In Asia, Mother-Child Worship went under the names of Cybele and Deoius, in Rome as Fortuna and Jupiter. The child in the early Babylonian system of belief was a person of immense stature and power. This is one of the foundations of the mystery schools, this Mother-Child worship and the worship of the mother as the “Queen of Heaven”. This system of belief predates much of written history. This evidently was taken from the original promise of God of a redeemer from the seed of the Woman (Gen 3:15). As time passed, this Mother Goddess religion transformed itself into various fertility cults that flourished in the ancient world. These mystery schools had special important ‘holy’ days that were celebrated. Consider this, it was during the Winter Solstice that the son of Isis the Egyptian Queen of Heaven, birth was celebrated. It is very interesting to note that these festivals were not celebrated by the Church of the first two centuries of its existence[iv]. The introduction of these pagan/satanic rituals into the Christian mainstream only began around the fourth century AD. To which “Christian’ holiday am I referring? Christmas for one. Some of the early church fathers have commented on the exchanging of gifts at Christmas time as being an observance of Saturnalia, a pagan winter festival. The Babylonians had an old fable of an evergreen tree[v] that sprang out of a dead tree stump symbolizing Nimrod, later known among the mystery schools as Tammuz. The Bible makes some reference of these pagan customs and holidays (Jer 10:3-4; Ezek 8:13-14; 1King 14:23). These all occurred during the winter solstice, that is, the time the ‘Church’ celebrates Christmas. The risen ‘child god’ rises from the dead three days after the winter solstice. The celebration today is commonly referred to today as Christmas. This is clearly NOT a Christian holiday. Despite the traditions of men, passed of as truth in the modern American Pulpit, this Holiday, is deceptively decked with lots of goodwill, songs and presents in order to deceive the masses into rejecting the truth. The scriptures (with obviously excellent reasons) do not give the date or even season of Christ’s birth. It is conspicuously silent on this matter. Yet the American apostates spend large sums of money and weeks of effort on ensuring this holiday is properly celebrated. The Church leaders today are so reticent to enlighten their congregations, though they know fully well that these celebrations are of the enemy. These ministers are in grave error. Thus, they erect their evergreen trees in the church, three days after the winter solstice exchange gifts and think they do God service on a day that was NOT Christ’s birthday[vi].
The institution of these pagan holidays into the mainstream of Christianity was certainly done much for expediency[vii]. It was easier for pagans to become “Christian” if they did not have to give up their holidays and rituals. It was these festivals which were carried from Ancient Babylon to Greece then on to Rome to modern day “Christianity”. Most church leader today deliberately mislead their congregations as to the origin of these holidays and what God has revealed about his opinion of them. Most pastors are fully aware that these are pagan holidays. Most attempt to justify their paganism with self deception such as “well, were here to celebrate Christ’s’ birth not debate theology.” These pastors ignore the warnings of scripture of these holidays and because they are too weak and lukewarm to make a stand against this paganism, they just go along with the flow. I believe the Holy Spirit was acting out of its supreme wisdom by not including any information as to the date of Christ’s Birthday, God knew that we would construct elaborate festivals in it’s commemoration. The only day Christ commanded us to celebrate was the Last Supper, the church has even missed to boat on this too, as Christ COMMANDED us to drink wine and eat bread in remembrance of him. The Church, however, feels it is to ‘holy’ to obey Christ, and usually will not serve wine, as Christ commanded. Thus they nullify the Commandment of God through the traditions of men. How these shepherds can stand in the pulpit week after week and knowing these things is unthinkable.
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.What Paul is saying here is that despite calls that it was necessary to observe this or that Feast or holyday, Christians were not under any obligation to observe or not to observe. But the passage, when one looks at it closely is referring to Jewish holidays. Notice Paul delineates this when he states "Which are a shadow of things to come", this is clearly a reference to the old Jewish holidays, which undoubtedly some believers were attempting to get Christians to observe. So the applicability of this verse with regards to Saturnalia (Christmas) is somewhat wanting.
Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
The first evergreen trees erected in homes were symbols of worship to the pagan sun god, Nimrod. They were not called Christmas trees, but they were items that symbolized the resurrection of Nimrod through his son, Tammus. The tree was decorated with red berries and little balls that represented the sun and the sun-god these ancient people worshipped. The prophet Jeremiah warned the Israelites against taking part in such practices in Jeremiah 10: 2-5. The tradition of decorating a tree has evolved into a Christian practice, but when a true investigation of tree idolatry is undertaken in the Bible, Christians will find that tree idolatry was strictly forbidden. "And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all their fathers. For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every hill, under every tree" (1 Kings 14:23). - Christmas Trees
There is indeed something very deceptive about Christmas. While you will find a hundreds of 'christian' sites who make excuses about these things, I would ask anyone to go and find in the scriptures where you find such a tree in reference to the Messiah, Christ, and not the ancient abominations that caused the Lord to reject Israel and cast them out of their land.
Now having said all of this I do want to say this and give my PURELY PERSONAL opinion, not any kind of scriptural or spiritual exhortation.
I have long resisted celebrating Christmas for the reason stated above. This does not mean I go around being the 'death of the party' at holiday season. If invited over for a meal, I will show up and enjoy myself with everyone else. If a gift is expected, I will bring one especially for kids, I mean... how can you not give them something!? Who is going to argue with reading the scripture verses on Christ's birth during anytime of the year. Certainly not me, there is not enough bible reading these days anyway.
I think one thing Christians can do in these times is to significantly reduce the temptation for supporting the commercial aspect to Christmas. Stop buying so much stuff. The best time to buy someone a gift is when they don't expect it and at Christmas time, everyone expects a gift and some will put you on a serious guilt trip if you don't give one. A gift signifies something that one is not obligated to give but does anyway. Now brothers, that is a gift. If one feels compelled to give because of social stigma if they don't, then that is not really a gift.
The Commercialization of Christmas is not something that is new, as the article (linked above) on Saturnalia describes, this was also the practice in ancient Rome. It has merely been transfered here to New Babylon, which celebrates the festival right around the winter solstice.
Well, I am sure that Christians in Ancient Rome had to deal with these important questions as well and I think it important that we note that there are no scriptural prohibitions on celebrating this. Paul was a Roman and all the Apostles lived and ministered under Roman rule at least a good portion of their lives. Though we should note that Paul did not encourage participation in certain pagan activities (see 1Cor10:20ff).
Me? I am not going to go out of my way to celebrate Christmas, I really never have, but I am not going to be a kill joy either. If there is a family gathering, I will attend, if there are friends and family who request my presence, I will be there. But there will be no Christmas tree's or wreath's in my house. I have respect for how God looked upon some of these things in the Old Testament and in no way want to offend him.
I write this not by way of commandment or even exhortation, but rather as one who wishes to give you a little knowledge and wisdom in these times.
Let the reader, pause and consider and pray accordingly.
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