What Time Is It? – Looking Ahead To 2005
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It is a time of enormous change and upheaval. There are many events transpiring around the world that will change the way the inhabitants of the Earth live. The year of 2004 has seen many changes transpire in the geopolitical and economic arena’s. These events bear a relationship to prophetic events.
As Jesus said there will be wars and rumors of wars. There have been this as well as tumults, protests, earthquakes in diverse places and a rising global economic system that will eventually demand worship and economic enslavement.
In the Ukraine, people protested the theft of their elections, robbing them of the opportunity to choose their own fate. In America the election was stolen and most Americans are not even aware of the massive fraud (verifiable) that took place. While the rest of the world takes action, Americans sleep.
Ukraine is an important bridge between Russia and the west. The Ukraine has tremendous historical and cultural ties This author will not speculate on who actually won the hotly contested debate, rather a short description of the forces at work and recent history is in order.
The Ukraine not so long ago was part of the Soviet Union and was a key military province with that empire. When the Soviet Union broke up, there were powerful forces within the Ukraine that wanted it to become a major player in the global stage. Ukraine had a large number of nuclear weapons that were permanently deployed on its soil. Many of the Ukraine's leaders decided that it was in Ukraine's interest to take control of the weapons and make itself a nuclear power. This of course was not news that either Russia or the United States wanted to hear. The US was quick to announce that Russia was to be the successor to the USSR and inherit the seat on the UN Security Council and the treaty responsibilities that the USSR has signed with the US fell to Russia. The last thing America wanted, at the time, was yet another nuclear capable state with a brand new and poorly structured political system with hundreds of nuclear weapons aimed at US cities. During these tumultuous times Leonid Kuchma, the current President played pivotal roles. Kuchma's time has come to its end and now Ukraine must decide which way she will turn, to the west, where economic prosperity lies or to Russia, where its culture and history lies. Kuchma attempted to normalize relation between Russia and the Ukraine but failed and then began to look increasingly westward.
Yet this row between Russia and the West is hardly about culture, there are other more tangible factors that are causing such division. Each will be summarized below.
Hungary which borders Ukraine, was the first formerly Warsaw Pact nation to join NATO. This was the first volley, if you will, of the post Soviet era western military strategy that was pointed directly at Russia. While Russian military power has diminished significantly since the end of the cold war, its interests have remained largely the same. Secure its western frontier from Western invaders who have have repeatedly invaded her in the past. The two most notable invasions being Napoleon and Hitler. Poland and Romania have each followed suit and joined the western military alliance. This is clearly perceived as a threat to Russia, who feels the noose tightening around her western frontier. Warm, friendly talk aside, the West and Russia have many interests that are diametrically opposed. Russia cannot allow herself to be surrounded by western Troops, troops under the control of leaders who want are looking for a way to obtain control of Russia's rich and increasingly strategic natural resources. It should be noted that the Ukraine has participated in military exercises with US Naval forces in 1997 in operation “Sea Breeze”. NATO has also participated in other military exercises close to Russia's Border. In June of 2002 NATO forces joined those of Georgia in military exercises.
"The military exercises confirm how close relations between Nato and Georgia are," - Edward Shevardnadze
These intrusions on the periphery of what has been dubbed Russia's 'near abroad' are not lost in Russia's military and economic establishment. Put yourselves in the Russians shoes for a minute. How do you think they should react? Putin is constantly vilified in the western press as being too 'authoritarian', Bush puts people in concentration camps, tortures and has some killed and it is Putin that is 'authoritarian'. Putin is accused of rolling back democracy, Bush steals elections using rigged voting machines but it is Putin that is 'rolling back democracy'. This hypocritical analysis's is not lost on Russia nor is our naked aggression against Iraq. This is why you hear Russia talk about new nuclear weapons systems that can 'reach our and touch someone'. Well Russia is increasingly reaching out to nations like China for military cooperation. They don't trust the US led West.
Russia has enormous oil reserves and the world will need them in just a few short years. Yet just as importantly are the reserves located in the Caspian Sea and surrounding areas. These resources need a route to be exported. Many routes have been proposed by Western oil companies, however they want stability in the nations through which oil and natural gas must be transited. This means military forces that can be counted on to protect these resources.
Russia feels it not impossible to equal or even surpass the US on the world stage as a superpower in the years ahead. This comes from a belief, firmly held in some circles that the US is a dying empire that will be crushed under the weight of its debts and inept political and military leadership. This view is muttered in hush tones in many places around the world and it is in Russia's interest to accelerate that process if possible. Russia has been wise in accumulating large amounts of gold and its central bank has announced that it intends to sell a large portion of its dollar holdings. This means that Russia is positioning herself to become an important international player, not just in a military sense but in an economic one as well. Europe is caught in between both as she is dependent on Russia for much of her Natural Gas and dependent in America for its military integration.
The Beslan Terror massacre was an important event in this part of the world because Many Russians inside Russia's Security Services do not see Chechen or even Islamics as being the masterminds of this horrific act. Some see the hand of private Western mercenaries and intelligence services as possible protagonists, though official reports have stopped just short of naming them. This springs from a a belief, as Putin put it in a speech, to paralyze and fracture Russia turning it into a morass of violence like the conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Chechenya or the Trans Dniester region, weakening Russia and allowing western firms to move in and expropriate the natural resources. Oil Companies have been known for unscrupulous activities in the past and there is little evidence to believe they have changed. There is an audio Presentation on this site that may help those of you who know little about this world a little background.
Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man
Part 1 And Part 2
Russia is preparing to overtake the US as the global superpower after our inevitable monetary/debt collapse and the ongoing military castration being undergone in Iraq. Take notice of Russia's stance on the issue of terrorism. As noted above Russia has not named those she feels responsible for the massacre in Beslan. But, she suspects other private and national interests closely associated with the US government. One need look at those interests that are traditionally aligned with Islamic Terrorism and still have close ties to the US and you begin to understand Russian concern. Sadly Terrorism is now a tool of international policy. States are now and will increasingly employing terrorist tactics to further their policy objectives. This is a simple statement of fact that that few will really recognize. Russia has reserved the right to strike against terrorist bases and entities in a pre-emptive fashion that she feels is a threat to her, just as America has. This change in policy was announced by the Russian Defense Minster Ivanov. This is a radical departure that signals Russia's desire to secure its periphery and strike Western interests and their Islamic backers. The message is clear; if they strike, Russia will strike as well and will not wait to garner international support or approval. This is a stern warning to those who instigated the Beslan Massacre and are deliberately destabilizing Russia's periphery. Such a warning should not be taken lightly. Russia is quite capable of acting in its interests and if the name of the game is terrorism , she is prepared to 'come out and play'.
This is a time when Terrorism may be used to strike at economic competitors. One scenario that should be considered is a major terrorist attack on Saudi Arabia. One that is so devastating that it destroys or seriously undermines Saudi Oil production. Do not think that the Russians are not capable of allowing (accidentally on purpose) Saudi extremists to get their hands of a nuclear weapon that could be used for just such a purpose, This would be a devastating blow to the US centered world Economy. If, God forbid, such an event were to occur, who would be the logical choice to fill in the production gap? The answer is Russia. A diabolical plan, no? Be assured that this is the kind of world that George W. Bush has created with his unilateral, ill-informed and self destructive policies. It is not that George will be destroyed, it is America that will be destroyed. The people have largely spoken and now the Nation as a whole will pay the price of this hell inspired evil unleashed by George Bush and the Neocons. Russia is modernizing its oil infrastructure, Russia is preparing to be the next Saudi Arabia and will not bow down to the US government or its neo-conservative policies. Russia is the key to the next phase of the end-times and its actions should be closely monitored.
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
In the midst of such enormous and monumental changes transpiring in the world today, it is amazing to me the slumber and sloth of Americans. I am not talking about sloth at the workplace so much as the mental and spiritual laziness that has crept over the entire nation. You speak of war without end, no one cares, you talk of election theft people look at you as if your had two heads. You mention the falling dollar and they don't understand. If you talk about the state of social security and the massive debt that government incurs they come up with pat and rather ignorant answers. I have a neighbor who is an economist by trade, he has a PhD. He works for the government. He was a fan of John Kerry, one afternoon we talked for a moment about the elections and when queried about the massive spending our government does every year, he did not think this relevant, he does not believe the government spends too much money. Now here is a guy with more degrees than a thermometer who does not think that spending nearly half a trillion dollars more than we take in is important. It is my considered opinion that one can be educated, yet remain ignorant. Common sense tells any sane person that you cannot continually borrow that much money every year and remain in healthy fiscal condition. Yet somehow, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the other great Ivy League schools are churning a new generation of multi-degreed nit-wits that believes that you really can borrow yourself into prosperity. They also seem to believe, gauging by the criminal nature of Corporate America, that stealing, graft and corruption are legitimate methods of making a living.
Sadly this is the result of many factors that have plagued American education for the past 50 years. While is it is laudable the America has brought education opportunities to many who 100 years ago never had the chance, it is tragic that the methods once used to educate are now being used to indoctrinate. This is a true tragedy because people are becoming increasingly indoctrinated to become socially acceptable and intellectually indigent, but not educated. They can repeat the latest explanation for our troubles as it is spoken of on the nightly news, but they cannot use simple common sense when these explanations are nonsensical. It is almost as though educators are training people not to think. Any society that wishes to remain free must be sufficiently intellectually endowed to make basic choices between good and evil, the beneficial and the harmful, the truth and the lie. This capacity is being lost to great degree in 21st century America.
In Egypt, thousands turned out to protest the maltreatment of Coptic Christians in that largely Muslim nation. While the Copts are a minority, they are still very numerous numbering between 12 and 15 million adherents in Egypt. The Coptic Church is one of the oldest in Christianity and while its doctrines are in many respects, quite different from western Christianity, they are mush older. Christians are abused and tortured by government authorities and harassed by local Muslim groups. Kidnapping, rape and property destruction are among the constant trails the Coptic community must undergo.
While the house and senate rejoice over the passage of the new intelligence bill, those who work in the intelligence community are not so happy. This bill should have been dubbed “The Intelligence Prevention Act Of 2004”, this is because this bill essentially puts yet another layer of bureaucracy on a broken and bloated system riddled with incompetence, abysmal management, poor political leadership and competing organizations targeting and analyzing the same sources. The intelligence business should, as much as possible, be free of political interference, it must be as objective as possible and offer unfettered and dispassionate analysis of situations, targets and sources. This largely has been a struggle that has been kept out of the limelight until now. The President, the Vice President and the GOP leadership on the Hill have made a complete mess of our intelligence services. These services can no longer be trusted to provide an unbiased, objective and truthful representation of any situation that they are charged to analyze and assess. This is not because there are not honest people trying to provide these assessments; rather it is because those that do are made examples of; being fired, demoted, shipped off to nowhere assignments or forced to resign. As I write this there have been a massive exodus from the Central Intelligence Agency and The Federal Bureau of Investigation by seasoned and well trained personnel. Those in the CIA cannot abide what one CIA Officer described as the 'Stalinization'1 of agency.
Having a well equipped military without a good intelligence capability is like flying a Jumbo Jet without instrumentation. It can be done but you make the job much more difficult. This is the story in Iraq. The inability of American leadership to come to terms with the serious opposition that we have encountered, the hardening of that opposition to US troops, the difficulty of transporting and exporting oil in this environment were all explained to the President, the Defense secretary and his assistants. The problem is that these men refused to heed the words of those whose job it is to make these assessments and make the leadership aware of them. In this respect, the administration is utterly divorced from reality. They are living in a self created bubble of rosy assessments, political yes men and political spinners that tell the President exactly what he wants to hear rather than what he needs to hear. Meanwhile our troops and the Iraqi people are dying.
This is not good news for anyone. While Joe six-pack may think the President is doing a good job based on the misinformation streaming out the boob-tube, his inept decision making will change completely and very much for the worse, the lives of ordinary Americans.
The Sodomization of Western Culture
Canada is going to allow 'gays' to get married and have their unions recognized by the state. Now, as a Christian, and as a normal heterosexual, I find homosexuality not only morally wrong but quite repugnant. It is amazing to me that a group of people want to have their private sexual practices made into public policy. Normal people do not ask for special privileges because they have sex with their partners in various new positions, normal people just don't ask for protected status on that premise. To have people gain such social acceptance based on perverted sexual practices strains the limits of civility and simple decent morality. As a Christian, I cannot condone these activities, but nor can I, as a Christian hate, dislike or mistreat any gay person. This is also contrary to true Christian living. Jesus came to save sinners, including gays, adulterers and fornicators. God loves gay people and really wants them to turn from their sins. This is where the liberal Christian's miss an important point. Repentance is not an option and when people refuse to repent the Apostle Paul have a short succinct and perfect answer;
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.
While American voters rejected any recognition of gay marriage in the last elections, I think that the courts are going to (eventually) force it on the people weather they like it or not.
Earthquakes have been occurring around the world with increased frequency. There have been major earthquakes reported in Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand. This is a key prophetic event and sign that Jesus gave. There have also been volcanic eruptions in Russia, Iceland and Japan. That is not to mention the volcano's that are on the verge of eruption in Mexico, Mt. Saint Helens, and the Philippines. More of this activity can be found on the Yellowstone/Earth Changes blog on this site.
This shows those of us who know our God that we are really entering in the last days Earthquakes, signs in the Sun moon and stars are all part of a pattern of events that Christ warned of. It is happening now. Yet while many Christians want to predict dates and say the LORD will return in just a couple of years, I do not sense that in my Spirit as I commune with God. I sense that we have really begun to enter the birth pangs phase and the the shocks to our lives will become more frequent and sever as time rolls on. I think we have more monumental economic, political and environmental changes to undergo before the final manifestation of the Beast's government comes into being. This is a time to not be afraid of what is coming as is the habit of many. Never be stricken with terror over the events of the world. Rather, if terror should strike any man, let it be the terror of the wrath of God should we continue in willful sin and rebellion.
While wars and rumors of wars are happening all around us I think it prudent to continue to look at the economic changes going on around us. One should really keep an eye on the falling dollar as this is a very important barometer of the economic times. Let us remember that in the last days, it is the economic system that is used to enslave mankind and compel worship of the Beast and his image. Ultimately it is economics coupled with force that gives the beast and the man of sin his power. We learn this from Revelation Chapter 13. While there is a powerful political system in place, it is economics and religion (worship) that will determine the fate of millions of souls.
Americans have left God. Now God is leaving America to its own devices. Watch what is happening to America you are witnessing a spiritual tragedy in the making
Things will change now that Arafat is dead. His passing truly marks the end of an era. Arafat was part of the PLO back in 1964 when it was founded. It brought together a large underground network of Arab’s who were desiring to root out the Jewish state. Later Al Fatah was formed as its military wing. It has been responsible for much of the terrorism that Israel has suffered for the past 40 years. In September of 1970 he is expelled from Jordan because of his increasingly militant activities. Jordan was the original homeland set up for the Arabs who were living in and around Israel at the time. This is a simple fact that so many writers, policy analysts, political leaders and others miss. Simply put, the Palestinians do have a homeland. It is called Jordan. Yet there was an influx of Arabs into Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip after the Jews began to migrate into Israel. The Jews brought with them enormous investment into an area that was economically backwards before the Jews arrived and this is what drew so many Arabs to settle around Israel. They did so because of the enormous employment and business opportunities that the Jews provided to their Arab neighbors.
Yet for many Arabs living in and around the Holy Land, this was not enough. They wanted it all for themselves. Many who had migrated from many far away parts of the middle east including Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and elsewhere saw a way to get the fruits of someone else's labors and what better way than to claim the Jews 'stole' the land from them. This tact has gained the Arabs who live in that area a great deal of international sympathy. The world, having largely forgotten or lightly dismisses the horrors of Hitler's Germany and his attempt to exterminate the Jews from the Earth, now looks narrowly on the Israel who must daily deal with terrorist attacks on her land. Car Bombs, School buses blown-up, markets and Cafe's blown to bits are all hallmarks of the evil of many who infest the Palestinian authority's leadership.
Israel must defend itself and the Jews learned in invaluable lesson after the Second World War, that being simply this; “Never Again”. None of this is said to belittle the plight of so many Palestinians who only want to live peacefully with their Israeli neighbors nor is it meant as a slight on the sufferings of the Palestinian people, who have indeed suffered as a result of and at the hands of their leaderships desire to settle a political matter with a car bomb, a suicide bomber and a machine gun.
Israel and the Jews are questions that center on much controversy in the world of politics and inside Christianity. Many Christians have a deeper and more visceral hatred for Israel than Osama Bin Laden or the PLO have for them. They too, want to see the Jews wiped off the map so that they can claim Israel for themselves. This is not at all unlike what happened during the Crusades. Christians wanted to take Jerusalem by military force and claim it for themselves forcing conversion on the inhabitants of the land.
Yet the scriptures make plain that there will come a man on the scene who will make his tent in the glorious land. He will do this through conquest and violence. He will be after loot and power. He will use those apostate Christians and those spiritual rejects who will claim to be Christians but are not to assist him in his nefarious plans.
Yet there are many in the Church who use terms like 'Zionists' to cover up a secret and deep seated antisemitism. While there can be little doubt that much of the political leadership of Israel has been infiltrated by Freemasons and other mystery cults to which many of the world's elite belong, it should be noted that these cultists are more prevalent and dangerous in other world capitals such as Washington DC, Rome, London and Paris. Even in Israel's Supreme Court, one can note many Masonic designs. Israel too, has been infiltrated by the Mystery Schools and what I call 'signs of the serpent'. This cannot be denied, but it should not be an excuse to hate Jews and Israel, as is the habit of some. These same people continually spit hate at the Jews but make excuses for far more troubling Satanic ties that those who hold the highest office in America have.
Hatred of the Jews and Israel is a sign of a person or group under Satanic influence or control. Israel is still dear to God and hatred of any person is a sign of an unregenerate person.
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
How can any 'christian' hate the Jews and rail against one of the greatest prophetic events to transpire since the Coming of Christ, namely the rebirth of Israel in that land God promised. He promised to bring them back in the last days and that is exactly what we have seen. Why do Christians think it is in their interest to rail against Christ's kinsmen after the flesh? Do they not realize that all the Apostles were Jews?; that Christianity sprang from Judaism and not vice versa? What spirit is teaching them to HATE the Jews with such ferocity and dig up every half-baked and nuts-o conspiracy theory against them?
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Yes, in her current state Israel is lost, for she is outside of Christ. But one day that will change when the enemy (man of sin/antichrist) comes upon them like a flood and attempts to do what Hitler did in their own land, they will cry out to their Messiah. This time the Man of Sin (AKA antichrist) will be looking to kill all who do not bow before his image. The Jew and the Christian will be the primary targets of his rage. (read and understand Revelation Chapter 13 and 14). This is coming. Be prepared for it for all the people of the earth will be forced to take his mark, worship his image or they will be killed.
The majority of Jews will not bow to any graven image. This coming episode is being allowed to happen to drive the wheat from the chaff, not just in Israel but in the Church as well. Many a Jew will cry out to the Messiah and many a 'Christian' will bow before the image of the Beast and take his mark.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
(note: the following section was published on this site in an article called the moving stronghold found on the prophets corner.)
Mammon and violence
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
There is a Satanic Nexus of mammon (riches) and violence. It identifies itself in terms of these two important and widely accepted methods of operation. Throughout the ages and all over the world riches and violence are the tools of power. It is this nexus that must be understood in its simplest form in order to understand. This is an important and rarely discussed aspect to what Paul refers to as the Mystery of Iniquity Granted there is a quasi religious aspect to this mystery but to deny or underplay the more obvious parts of the Mystery is to miss an important spiritual truth. This stronghold explains a great deal of why things are the way they are on planet earth. Like most spiritual truths it is simple to grasp the basic concepts but deeper study reveals much more than that which a casual observer can ascertain. I include this earlier piece I wrote several months ago below because in the days ahead, understanding this teaching will explain much to the diligent Bible student.
The Moving Stronghold
This is a look at a most important subject when looking at bible prophecy. It is the story of a very powerful spiritual stronghold that has moved from city to city throughout the time of mans probation here on earth. I will not give this spiritual entity a name other than to say that its influence can be traced from antiquity to our time in the 21st century.
This stronghold is known more by its spiritual attributes than by any singular name. Looking at this entity in this manner will dispel a great deal of confusion if one is willing to listen to the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit and is not set on trying to ‘teach God’ what his word means, as so many are inclined to do.
The Spirit of the City
Tyre was also a great city of antiquity and was the capital of the Phoenician Empire. Its sister city was Sidon (Zidon) located 22 miles north of Tyre. Both cities were an important part of the ancient world and was located on the Mediterranean. It had all the characteristics of suffering from the same spiritual leprosy as her evil twin sister, Tyre. What is interesting about Tyre is that she was once a friend (sort of) to Israel. It was Hiram (from Tyre) that built the Temple of God under King Solomon.
Indeed, it is clear that Tyre was also instrumental in assisting Israel Build the second Temple. (Ezra 3:7). Without digressing too much it also appears that commerce was important to the Tyreans during the building of the Second temple because they were selling all manner of goods on the Sabbath in Jerusalem and wrought great evil in so doing. (See Neh. 13:15-17).
Commerce and religion played a role in the past when this stronghold took control and it will be the same in any system that falls under the sway of this demonic stronghold.
In the following passage we see some very important characteristics; A multitude of Merchants resided in her who were considered to be great men on the Earth.
Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning [city], whose merchants [are] princes, whose traffickers [are] the honourable of the earth? The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, [and] to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
This entire Chapter in Isaiah is instructive as to the economic relationships that Tyre had developed as well as who God proposed and eventually destroyed her.
Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth. And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
From Ezekiel we see that Worship, Merchandise, Earthy wisdom
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart [is] lifted up, and thou hast said, I [am] a God, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou [art] a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: Behold, thou [art] wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: By thy great wisdom [and] by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of [them that are] slain in the midst of the seas.
Ezekiel adds another important aspect to Tyre. That is Worship. The King of Tyrus though he was a god. He was full of PRIDE.
This king of Tyre (Ethbaal) was very wise, even wiser than Daniel, and that is God’s opinion of him! He used his wisdom to gain riches via economic traffic. Yes this is the same Tyrus that Isaiah spoke about.
But later we also see the real power behind the King of Tyrus is a very powerful angelic being that was in Eden.
Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 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.
This is not a human entity that is being described. No human except Adam and Eve have been in Eden and no human is a Cherub. A Cherub is a very special angelic being. There was only one angelic being that was recorded as being in Eden and he took the form of a Serpent. This was the real power behind Tyrus and the real power behind this most important of spiritual strongholds.
One of the first places we can find the clearest indication of this stronghold is in a place called Nineveh. It was the capital of the Assyrian empire. This city was a very important city in antiquity and it was known for several things that God remarked on in his word.
She is identified as a Harlot By God
She is well favored (beautiful)
She is involved in witchcraft
She sells nations through her whoredoms
She has many merchants and merchandise
She is situated near water.
Brothers and sisters, this is not coincidence and if we delve deeper into the Scriptures we will see from another often quoted scripture who is really in control of this spiritual stronghold.
Here is a verse that shows this entity doing all of these things.
Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
God becomes angry with this harlot and declares here judgment on her she is going to have her shame and nakedness exposed for all to see.
Behold, I [am] against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. And it shall come to pass, [that] all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
Here God makes it clear that he will deal with the wickedness of the city of Nineveh that sits by the water. It is important to note here an important spiritual point. Nahum made these prophecies about a hundred years after Jonah, who as sent, rather reluctantly to Nineveh to warn of God’s Judgment. God spared Nineveh because at that time the Ninevite’s repented (Jonah 3:5ff).
However, later after all the old-timers in Nineveh had passed away, the next generation rose up and did as they wanted. It appears that commerce and witchcraft were keys to its dominion and God prepared his recompense on those who submitted themselves to the spiritual forces that were in control of Nineveh. From the scriptures in Nahum we can see some the things that happen as God Judges Nineveh.
The People flee (3:7)
She shall be drunken (3:11)
She will be burned with fire (3:15)
There is no remedy for her wounds. (3:19)
Something happens that makes the gates of the City open wide to their enemies and the people become ‘women’. (3:13)
While I could go into the old Covenant and show how this entity has moved from Tyre on to Babylon I think rather, I will show an interesting scripture that shows that there was a strange spiritual entity that is signified by a wicked woman that is capable of movement and her last known destination was Babylon.
Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what [is] this that goeth forth. And I said, What [is] it? And he said, This [is] an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This [is] their resemblance through all the earth. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this [is] a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. And he said, This [is] wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind [was] in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
The land of Shinar is just another name for Babylon. The two storks are taking this wicked woman from somewhere (probably Tyre) to Babylon.
We notice here as I have mentioned on other parts of this site that this entity is capable of movement from place to place. Interestingly the world for 'resemblance' is also correctly translated 'eye'. Have you noticed an eye on America's great seal, or in many of corporate America's logos?
There is another woman mentioned in the Book or Revelation and it lines up perfectly with what we have seen in Tyre and Nineveh.
The best place to look is in Revelation Chapter 17 and 18, and Jeremiah 50 and 51. Here you will see all the characteristics of Babylon that we find in the other two cities.
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [and] the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 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. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft [he be], shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
All of the same elements are here. The woman who is a wicked harlot involved in Merchandise and is very rich. God gets angry with her and destroys her. And as with Tyre, there is witchcraft involved in the system. Revelation 17 and 18 and portions of Jeremiah 50 and 51 are end time prophecies and have not occurred yet, despite what the false prophets of Babylon are telling you. They are part of the satanic stronghold that is deceiving many and they are drunken with the wine of her fornication and her riches and the unholy relationship they have with this system.
Why is it so difficult to see this? Why are the Churches not speaking out about merchandising the Gospel? Why are so many ministries involved in it?
In all fairness, I know that it takes money to run a Church and ministries and God knows this as well. I have one. It costs money, no doubt about it. I get so little support that at times it gets very discouraging. But many have had their eyes opened up because of what I have written, by God’s grace and I know that my reward is not money but rather, is located in Heaven. Those who sow into this ministry will reap its rewards. Those who sow into the false apostate Corporate Christendom located in the United States of America will reap destruction. Merchandising the Gospel is not what God wants us to do. I do not sell the gospel, prophecies, ‘holy handkerchiefs’ or any other such MERCHENDISE, while I do have a small kiosk on this site, I have no control over the copyrights of those books and thus cannot give them away, as I do with my own book. Yes, you will find some links here and there to Amazon.com and even to some financial web sites, but these are for assisting people with decisions and gaining information on in the times we are in. If God’s people obeyed him like they claim to, I would not have to have any of that stuff on my site. But the American Christian would rather, spend $50 on tickets to a Basketball game, or $100 eating out at a fancy restaurant than on God’s work. A curse will fall upon their homes if they do not wake up and assist God's workmen and cease fornicating with God's enemies. They shall wind up in a worse eternal place than those who never knew God. Take Heed! This site may have to rely to a small degree on tasteful and useful advertisements from time to time but no prophetic word, teaching or update will be for sale that has not been also made available for free to anyone with an Internet connection.
They shall be known by their fruit.
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
God is not against his people making money and is not against using innovative ways to support ministries. But the entire emphasis in modern Christendom is on huge multi-million dollar Churches to attract the Lexus Generation to increase ‘Church’ revenues, and SELLING (as in actually taking money before one can hear or read) prophecies, sermons and spiritual guidance. This is not what the kingdom of God is all about. The kingdom of satan… yes, the Kingdom of God… no.
What is the kingdom of God about?
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Buying and selling is a necessary evil in our times… emphasis on the world evil. Yes, the saints must to some degree operate in the system of Mammon but let us get our priorities right and never let mammon, the threat of the loss of riches, power, comfort or worldly ‘peace’ override our godly responsibilities. Those responsibilities are to love the truth, hate the lie, minister to each other and the poor, to forget not the persecuted, look earnestly and joyfully for the coming of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Apostate Churches will speak of helping the poor and then look at them suspiciously when one enters their Church. They will cast out the homeless and do their utmost to attract the well-moneyed children of mammon in order to to fleece them.
I have digressed here because the LORD has directed it. It was not my intention to cover this issue but the Holy Spirit deems it of great importance. Mammon is satanism and satanism is mammon. Those who fall under the sway of mammon are of the devil. As Christ said, you cannot serve God and mammon. The Churches today by and large support our illegal war, our plundering (theft) of another nation, our torture camps and the deliberate lies told to the people to get us into this unjust and illegal war. They support this antichrist system. Remember that all liars go into the lake of fire, there are no exceptions (Revelation 22:15; read ever word most carefully)! He does not exclude the kings and rulers of the Earth that lie us into bloody wars who claim to be Christians and then plunder nations. Why do the Churches support this system? Because they are part of it.
(note: the previous section was published on this site in an article called the moving stronghold found on the prophets corner.)
The vote fraud in Ohio was blatant. It is so obvious and verifiable that anyone who wanted to take a few minutes and do a little research can see it for themselves. This is a very serious issue. The simple fact is that is is increasing clear to any one who has sincerely followed the story that the Presidential Election of 2004 was stolen by the Republican Party. Ohio's Secretary of State, who oversees and certifies the vote is also Bush's Campaign Chair for that state, creating a serious conflict of interest. He illegally stopped the legal recount. Not one single Major TV news organization has covered this massive fraud. Now you can hear about thousands protesting in the Ukraine over the fraud there but not one single solitary word about the incontrovertible fraud that took place in Ohio, the state that propelled Bush into his second term. The Democratic Party is beginning to look into this issue rather sheepishly. It is most strange how slow and unconcerned the majority of the Party seem to be. One must wonder how much fraud will be uncovered on both sides. Yet what the GOP via Mr. Blackwell is doing is clearly illegal. It shows that this darling party of the apostate 'Christian Right' is really a party of deceivers, liars and thieves and those who support their evil shall partake of their rewards, temporal (wealth) and spiritual (eternal death). In the former Communist nations of Ukraine and Romania they understand the need to be vigilant about their Democratic processes, having seen loved ones disappear in to a 'state security' nightmare of prison camps, drugged confessions, torture and judicial murder in the days of the old Soviet Union. In America, tonights wrestling match holds more fascination that a stolen Presidential election.
The News rooms of America are little more than corporate propaganda mills. From time to time in a few far off locations, a local station will give good national news to its audience. But the days of such independence is fading fast. The big mega-corporations have pretty much bought up the airwaves around the nation and have a stranglehold over the minds of the vast majority of the intellectually lazy creatures who call themselves Americans. Sadly, the emphasis on most local news is police chases and sex crimes.
Trade Gap: Boycott?
While looking at the trade gap figures that came out in mid December, it struck me as odd that with the dollar so low, the trade gap should continue to widen. I also notice that GM is being forced to lay off about 12,000 workers in Europe of which about 10,000 will come from Germany. GM in Europe is losing a great deal of money and has not made a profit since 1999. The dollars fall may not help Opel (GM of Europe) but it should help other US companies compete. It isn't. Things are getting worse. Why is this happening? I suspect that at least some of it has to do with a global boycott of US products.
Yes there are places in the world who take boycotts seriously and there is so much animosity to America its global warmongering, its corrupt business practices, its ignorant and evil citizens that people are waking up to their economic power and boycotting US products worldwide. No, of course you won't hear this on the nightly news or many financial web sites because boycotts like this are almost impossible to measure scientifically, except perhaps in ever expanding trade gaps and a collapsing dollar.
Rumsfeld’s incompetence at the DOD is putting a noose around US troops. The US is having to rely more heavily on Air transport to get supplies to our troops because the insurgents have had enormous successes at cutting our supply lines. The bad news is getting worse and it is getting more and more difficult to hide it. The problem is that the people just don’t seem to care all that much. I mean, election fraud aside, an enormous amount of people actually did vote for Bush. Sadly, the GI’s are stuck over there until the NeoCons decide that they have killed enough Iraqi’s and American servicemen in pursuit of Iraqi oil, or they come home in a body bag, snuck into the country in secret so the American people will not know the enormous cost in lives this war is costing.
Rumsfeld is being sued for War Crimes in Germany. Now here's a story that didn't make the nightly news. Now Germany is the most powerful nation in the EU and naturally ,the Pentagon (dubbed the pentagram by some) is very upset about this because it means that Bush will have to expend political capital to get the German Government to quash the suit. This will be hard to do, the Germans don't like this kind of thing, having suffered so much after WWII and being constantly harassed about their Nazi past, the Germans are extremely sensitive to this issue. Let us also take note that recently President Bush got a sudden inexplicable burst of energy to warm relations between the two nations, and will visit Germany in February. Certainly he will use his usual threats to get the German Chancellor to pressure the courts to toss the suits out of court. It is my observation that there is one thing this President hates more than Iraqis and genuine democracy, and that is justice.
The suit is not without merits, lets face it we have been torturing people, imprisoning them with out trial, killing them for sport in our own private little concentration camps. These activities are textbook definitions of war crimes. The only reason that this has not gone to court before is the fear other governments have of US retaliation.
Dear readers we are losing the war in Iraq. This is not hyperbole. Our troops cannot even keep the stretch of road going from a key US command center in Baghdad to the Airport open on a regular basis. We are not doing well in Fallujah, despite the reports on the nightly news that say we have subdued it. Our forces are in such bad shape that we cannot even supply our troops adequately by ground and, as stated earlier, we are forced to rely more heavily on Air transport for logistical support. As a GI would say it, 'we are getting our butt's kicked'.
Times and seasons
Yes, we are in the Last Days. How should we as Christians behave? First and foremost we must love one another. A person who can love his brother is one who shall have a multitude of sins covered by the Blood of Christ
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
The Kingdom of God runs on Love. It is love that sent Christ to the Cross and love of his children that will bring him back. We should always remember the poor, if there is any example we should follow it is that of Christ as he spent much of his time ministering to the poor.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Do many of you wonder where to give your tithes and offerings? Do you want to know where to give where it counts in the Kingdom? I will give you two suggestions. The first is give to ministries and charities that give to the poor and homeless. Do not fall into the trap of so many by blaming the poor for their own condition. That is a cop out. Many have made some bad choices in their life but who hasn't? Many are trying to do better for themselves and just need a real opportunity. It is easy (and financially advantageous) to blame the poor so that one does not give. This is not right, nor is such an attitude a Christian one. Until you have talked to and tried to find out what is really going on by doing some real research and face to face investigations, it would be most prudent to reserve any judgment of the poor and homeless.
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
The Lord has a special place in his heart for the poor. America's rich Christians had better understand this in short order and remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves who have warm beds, clean clothes to wear and food to eat.
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?
God expects his people to care for the poor and remember them. There are may ways to support the poor and one way is to support local missions that help the homeless and poor. A small check can go a long way to helping someone who really needs it.
In Britain Homeless families are set to make a new record. In the US the situation is the same if not worse;
“According to a report released Tuesday by the US Conference of Mayors. The 'Hunger and Homeless Survey' covering America’s 27 largest cities showed that requests for food aid increased by 14 percent in 2004, while the demand for shelter rose by 6 percent. The most striking conclusion of the survey was that working families now constitute one of the largest groups in need of regular emergency assistance. Contrary to the image portrayed by the mass media, those going homeless and hungry in America are not just the “down and out,” the alcohol or drug-dependent, mentally ill or people otherwise unable to earn a living. They include many people who are working, but earn so little that they cannot make ends meet. ” From an article by Rick Kelly
The economic polices set forth by our elite are very troubling insofar as a large segment of the population is suffering greatly by calloused economic policies meant to benefit a select few individuals and corporations. This is not a slam against any particular political party but against a system that refuses to look these issues squarely in the face and deal with them in a realistic and compassionate way. The same can be said of many Christians. This criticism is mostly directed to those in the so called 'religious right' who spend enormous time and money trying to stop gay marriage but won't spend the same time and energy caring for a group of people that God has always looked upon with great mercy, that group being the poor. Indeed many times the rhetoric of the leaders of this false form of Christianity fall into the same patters of blaming the poor for their state and casting all kinds of dispersions and put them in a negative stereotypical light, such as all homeless people are just 'blacks' or 'Mexicans' or 'shiftless' or 'drug addicts' or 'criminals'. These psychological defense mechanisms are there for one reason, the devil puts them there to ensure that the homeless and the hungry do not get help from those who are charged by God to help them, namely the Church. The devil, who is the accuser of the brethren then gets 'spiritual ammunition' to take to the God to accuse those who belong to Christ. Brothers and sisters, don't take the bait, do not judge a homeless person just because he is down and out, try to give him the benefit of the doubt and remember that God loves a cheerful giver. God will remember the poor and save those who simply call on his name.
Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
Do you want to have your prayers heard and answered by God and want to remove hindrances from your prayer life? Stop judging the poor and homeless and start helping them.
What time is it? It is time to move forward in our love for Christ and grow in maturity in him. It is time to give evidence of our salvation by loving our brothers, assisting and praying for the persecuted Church and aiding the poor.
Light of Freedom Going Out
The light of America's freedom is being extinguished by the Bush administration. Whatever your views on the motives of this removal are, the fact is America is far less freer place than it was just four years ago. I say, be prepared for more draconian measures to take place over the next few years that will severely curtail all liberties. I would also say to watch for places that formerly had dictatorships to cherish their freedom with huge rallies such as those we saw in the Ukraine. The nation of America, that was once free, will more and more resemble a Soviet era Eastern European state; and those in Eastern Europe will fight and win the right to keep and expand their freedoms. I see this trend continuing. Last week I read a very troubling article quoting a poll that said 44% of Americans favor curtailing civil liberties for Muslims. Now as you know, I am not a Muslim and I am not a fan of Islam in any respect. Yet civil rights must be extended to all or they are not civil rights, but civil privileges to be granted by whatever person (good or evil) that the people in their increasingly demonstrable ignorance, elect. In Nazi Germany it was the Jews, now in America it is the Muslims, if these trends continue, mark my words, it will be soon be the saints, once the political backlash of this administrations polices come to fruition. Our leaders have no faith in our system of government and that is why they want to change it; and the people are assisting them. Our elite want to take away every single right you have. The right to speak freely, the right to a speedy trial (or to have a trial at all), the right to counsel, the right to be secure in ones person and home; these rights are all the targets of the Bush administration and the political machine behind him, including much of the so called 'Christian right', who expended a great deal of time and money to re-elect the father of the Patriot act. Soon I expect the Bush administration to simply ignore Supreme Court rulings and beginning acting more and more like our Führer (German for Leader). Bush has eviscerated the US Constitution and that was the plan all along. He has used the apostate Church to help in do it. If you doubt this, click on this link and read this very, very carefully.
Muslims and Islam do constitute a threat to America in the eyes of many and Islam is targeting many in other parts of the world with an increasingly militant stance, this is true in Europe as well as other western capitals. Should we begin persecuting those who hold religions beliefs that are different than our own? Should we resurrect a new kind of 'inquisition' and torture those who hold those beliefs, like they did in the middle ages? This is what Americans are asking for whether they know it or not. And if such a thing begins to become law or even just socially fashionable, who is next?
I'll give you three guesses.
As anyone who possess both a brain and any sense of morality is bolting from the administration of George Bush, we should take a quick look at some of the departures.
Colin Powell: Here is a man who could not stomach the evil of so many of the neo-conservatives and tried to assist the people of Sudan. He left or was pushed out because he thought that if we want to win this war in Iraq, we need more troops. He and his 'heretical' ideas were anathema to the the religion of Bush. He had to go and with him went the last voice of sanity.
John Ashcroft: The whipping boy of the political-left, as it turns out, actually did have a soul. Word has it that he was actually trying to roll back some of the more odious provisions the Patriot Act and he was forced out for not making fundamental changes in the Justice Department's legal definition of 'search and seizure' . John said 'no' and Bush said 'go'.
Greenspan: Was offered a post at Treasury. Why? Bush has plans for the Fed and needs cash for his war. Greenspan is probably reluctant to print irresponsibly 200-400 billion dollars a year, thus destroy the US dollar to fight a war that we cannot win, while the bulk of the cash that was authorized to fight it has literally disappeared. Billions have been missing since the war began and they are still missing. Rest assured they will be missing for as long as the Democrats and the Republicans run our government. Bush would almost certainly put Ben 'drop money from the helicopters' Bernanke in as Fed chairman.
Tom Ridge: Ridges departure was not a good thing, despite what those on the left had to say. While I have no inside information on his exit, it seems to me that he too was a victim of his own morality, if that guy from New York's character is any indication of what Bush is looking for to head the Nations domestic security apparatus.
Renquist: The judge was poisoned (radiation). Yes you heard me, there is a high probability that he was poisoned because there are some that think he is too liberal. Liberal you ask, is he not one of the most conservative jurists in the nations history? Yes he is. However, because he believes that having a Constitutional Republic is a good idea there are some who think he has to go. The elements that tried to do him in want a new Chief Justice, one that will allow the Necons to remain in power forever and herd all who are not neo-conservatives as well as those who find their policies reprehensible, into re-education camps or worse. Am I overstating the case? Perhaps a little, but only a little. The neo-conservatives want a different form of government, one that resembles Saddam's Iraq, or Hitlers Germany. No rights, no Justice and certainly no dissent.
HHS Chairman Tommy Thompson left after stating publicly that Food Terrorism was a reality because it was so easy to do. Bush isn't about to do anything that will prevent another terrorist attack... he's counting on it. A military draft, suspension of the Congress and the Constitution, no more elections. Laugh now, mock what I say now if it comforts you. Soon you will weep with uncontrollable tears at what America has chosen for itself and go to your grave wishing you had listened when it would have done you some good.
In short this is a mass exodus of people and many more are leaving that are not listed here. There is something big going on in this government. Whatever it is it stinks to high heaven.
In 2005 keep your eyes on these issues
Russia – She will assert herself more and more.
Iraq – We will almost certainly lose the war and many troops will die.
The Dollar - Look for a bounce upwards for a short while in the early part of the year and then watch it spiral further downwards.
Earth Changes - The 8.9 quake on Christmas Day (killing over 8000 as of 14:00 EST 26 December) is just a sign of things to come. The earthquake activity on the pacific rim is critical.
Nazism – That is what I see for America. A Nazi style police state. We are ¾ there now. All of the legal documents have been signed to put anyone into a concentration camp, search and seize their property and shut them up permanently. This power will be exercised in conjunction with a huge propaganda campaign by the nations major news networks.
Another War - Look for it it is surly coming and resources (oil and gas) under the guise of 'terrorism' will be the cause. A draft will follow.
Israel – Look for trouble in the so-called occupied territories as the possibility of a civil war looms on the horizon in the wake of a leadership crisis.
Prophetic events are increasing and let us all watch and pray.
In Christ Jesus,
Mark S. Watson
1Referring to the Soviet era dictator Josef Stalin whose purges nearly destroyed Russia during WWII.