What Time Is It? – June 2005 Update
There are enormous and significant events happening around the world today. There are many who are still asleep and unaware as to what is really happening in the world today. I look at our world's political, economic, military and spiritual situation and I am constantly appalled. Look around us, anyone with any kind of spiritual discernment can see we are in the last days and that things get worse from here on out. On the political front there are many events that bear watching.
The situation in North Korea is not usually a headline story but it should be. We invaded Iraq on the deliberate lie that Iraq had massive amounts of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Now Korea clearly has those weapons and plans on producing more. In North Korea Christians are brutally persecuted. In Iraq, they were not. We have taken to negotiations with North Korea, in Iraq we did not. China too is a great persecutor of God's flock. China is our 'Most Favored Nation' trading partner. Where else are Christians looked down upon and persecuted? You will find that those who persecute God's people are usually America's best friends. Look at the Saudi's, they frequently imprison Christ's followers, they are treated with extreme deference when they visit U.S. former Presidents and Secretaries of State. Billionaires as well visit the Saudi royals when they are in the US, as they have many mansions within the United States of America. They are counted as friends by America's political elite. Consider Pakistan, another place of persecution for the saints1. They are America's 'key ally' in our new global war. Consider all of the new Islamic republics in the southern periphery of the old Soviet Union; Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, etc, many of these too are receiving US aid, troops and military equipment to better repress their restless populations. Once again in many of these places Christians are persecuted for their faith. In fact it would be difficult to find a nation on earth that relentlessly persecuted Christians that is not America's friend. Why do Americans, Church goers in particular, not cry out about how this administration cuddles up to some of the most wicked dictatorships on earth and then calls our war a fight for democracy? I will tell you why but only one one out of a thousand will believe it. Americans have taken a drink from the cup of delusion that the Harlot gives to those who wish to partake of her devilish potion. Once one drinks from that cup, it is like taking a triple shot of hard liquor mixed with opium, cocaine and modern antidepressants. Folks start believing stupid things and no longer are able to tell right from wrong up from down and the things that bring life and the things that bring death.
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.
What is in the Cup?
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.
Americans and Church members in particular drink up America's abominations, yes they love the harlot when she lies to them about our bloodlust, our flaunting of laws and our torture camps. In this respect the Church is in a worse position than those much hated 'liberals' who see these abominations for what they are - Evil.
Lucifer has been in the American pulpit for many years, but few Americans realize this. Gays are now in prominent positions in the Churches, atheists are also in positions of leadership, adultery and divorce are rampant and Women are in positions of leadership in the Church. Folks I will tell you this now, The American Church is in utter rebellion, they take Christ's name upon their lips and rebel against his clear, repeated and unalterable commandments. God has given the American Church much space to repent. They not only have not repented but seem intent on moving even further away from Christ by supporting open evil in the form of lies and murder. Folks this is an urgent warning to all Christians ( this is not directed at the heathen but to CHRISTIANS) everywhere to repent and obey the commandments of Jesus Christ and his holy apostles. The saved, blood washed Church of Jesus Christ is not a democracy. It is not a debating club, it is not a place to experiment with new social trends, it is not a place to buy and sell religious trinkets and merchandise. It is a place where its members strive to holiness, righteousness, purity, love and worship in the Holy Spirit.
While Christians around the world are being martyred for their faith, the American Church is funding, supporting and defending the executioners of Christ's sheep via proxy. Brothers and sisters these things ought not to be so. This was never Christ's intention for his bride, to become the consort of the beast. She must purify herself and walk in a way that is pleasing to her master and Lord, if she is to avoid damnation.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
I will say it again and again, it is those that DO God's commandments that will see life. Not those who preach his commandments or those who think on them or discuss them or argue about them but those that ACTUALLY DO THEM. Notice that liars and those who love them do not get in. In the name of the Lord, I adjure all who read this to stop 'reinterpreting' scripture to no effect. Stop making excuses for rebellion. Stop deceiving your own selves and obey the Lord! God is very merciful and will receive the truly repentant heart back into the fold, but beware, rebels will be severely punished!
This is particularly true in the area of marriage and sex. This is an area that is going to leave a lot of saints on the outside, saying 'Lord, Lord open unto us.'2 They divorced and re-married for reasons other than those the scriptures allow and then worked real hard to stop gay marriages. Both are sins and both will land you in the lake of fire.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
Christ is telling us something here. Sin and exposing it is something that must be done but we must remember that before we point the finger at others, we must examine our own lives. You see, adultery and homosexuality are terrible sins. The Church began to bless all kinds of adultery in the congregation just after the turn of the Century, if not by positive affirmation, then by not rebuking it when it was discovered. Now it is beginning to 'bless' gay marriage. Brothers and sisters I say again, these things ought not be so. We must have MERCY on those outside the Church (including gays) and win them over with holiness coupled with agape-love (as opposed to worldly love which is self based). Any church, prophet or teacher that does not hold to strict biblical teachings on this subject is almost certainly a deceiver, sent to ensnare God's flock in sin. Many of you out there do not want to hear this you will get very angry with me and withdraw yourselves from this ministry and others like it while you seek adulterous liaisons. Woe unto you! Especially if you know better, and most of you do. If you do not think that God is going to judge his house you had better think again, I give you warning now, some of you are going to be struck down. You are endangering your own children as well because YOU rebelled against God. Some of you now are wondering why you are having such problems in your un-sanctified marriages, and your children seem to have so many health, emotional, and even mental problems. I will tell you why. Sin and rebellion! Plain and simple. But come to Christ with a repentant heart and a lowly spirit and he will receive you back with great joy! He will wash all of your sins away when one comes to him in faith and obedience.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
In North Korea it appears that the possibility of war on that peninsula is becoming more real as the days pass. As I write this North Korea is suspected of preparing for another nuclear test. The US has deployed 15 F-117 'Stealth' fighters on the Korean peninsula in response to growing concern over North Korea's nuclear program. Officially, the US has denied a connection between the deployments and the growing threat.
``The current deployment of the stealths is not related to the current situation surrounding Pyongyang's nuclear threat,'' Kim quoted USFK spokeswoman MaryAnn Cummings as saying. ``This is a routine deployment of a U.S. air force unit for training and familiarization.' - Hankoki.com
You are welcome to believe official government pronouncements if you wish. But a cursory glance at some of them leaves the credibility of any official statement by a US government agency and some if its allies highly suspect, to say the least.
I suspect that a military option is being increasingly considered by the US as a way to destroy North Korea's nuclear capabilities, or at the least to strike any missile that may be launched before it has a chance to fire. Granted the F-117's regularly rotate in and out of South Korea, but let us all take notice at the belligerence of both North Korea and the United States and observe these events accordingly. Richard Lawless, a DOD official for Asia made it clear that the US is preparing in case the talks fall apart.
In time, I suspect that China and North Korea will join together in an anti-US alliance. The Chinese are getting tired of America lecturing them on human rights when our record is not much better and they are very upset over America's bellicose demands that China revalue its currency in order to help the US deal with its own runaway debt and overconsumption. American and China are heading towards a trade war and frankly this is mostly America's fault. We have ignored Chinese Cultural norms and not given them a way to 'save face'. We have shouted and stamped our feet at China like a spoiled child because we do not have the political will to reign in our profligate government spending3 and rampant consumerism. Defense spending for America is set next year to surpass that spending of ALL OF THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED. While America spends all of this money on War spending, it has the audacity to criticize the Chinese on its war spending. This, as I have stated in the past is America's business. It is war and business is very good. Contractors are making billions and once prosperous nations are reduced to rubble under the hammer of the US military. But one day this will come to an end.
He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
As America continues its so called war on terror it is now harboring what many believe to be a key terrorist who in the 70's is accused of blowing up a Venezuelan airliner, according to some with the approval of Washington. The US of course, hating the Chavez regime, will never give him up. The US is now in the unenviable position of actually, in the eyes of many, being a primary instigator and perpetrator of international terrorism, rather than its enemy. The world is slowly but surely tiring of America. From China to Russia; from France to Bolivia, America is a term that is synonymous with hypocrisy, murder and theft.
Another war is coming where it will start is anybody's guess but an expansion of our misadventure in the middle east or intervention in North Korea are two places that are high on the agenda. The Pentagon has issued its policy of reshaping the globe and a book done a few years ago called The Pentagon's New Map, laid it all out. While it has been derided by some the fact is simple, America is viewing the very regions on this map (populated by non-whites and possessing lots of natural resources) as potential 'terrorist' threats and thus, ripe for invasion. I am shocked at times by former military officers who blindly follow after the American administrations half-truths and then deride what anyone with two eyes can see as 'conspiracy theory'. The 'five-sided funny farm' (the Pentagon) has some very strange and psychologically unbalanced folks working within its walls if the kinds of insanity put forth by its officers and policy makers is any indication of its policy leanings. It is a return to the dark ages, of bloodshed, violence and ethnic wars that can only end in a global conflagration that will bring tremendous destruction on man. It is America who wants to dictate how the rest of the world lives using military force. As a price of its dictates, it wants the natural resources that the 'disconnected'4 nations possess. War, War, War is the constant refrain coming out of Washington, war funding, war planning, battle plans, military deployments, recruitment goals, military tribunals, casualty lists, weapons development and of course destruction is the new language of America and its violently unstable leadership.
As more and more people die in Iraq, some Iraqi's are beginning to ask some very, very pointed questions. Some have asked if the US is actually behind some of these car bombs that are going off in Iraq. I want to stress here to all readers that US forces in Iraq are not a monolith. There is increasingly a breakdown in command and control and there appears to be an element among US occupation forces that are deliberately inciting chaos and violence for reasons that are unclear. Some say that armed contractors (mercenaries) paid for by the US are largely to blame. They appear to be operating outside official military channels and thus have as one official described them as becoming 'a law unto themselves'. This is a serious problem if true. Now don't expect to hear about this on the nightly network news, they wouldn't report it if they had video footage of troops placing the bombs in the cars and troops admitting it.
In fact, some have intimated that people within the DOD are actually targeting US personnel who are doing work in Iraq that are not under DOD control. In effect, one branch of the government (DOD) is targeting another branch of the government in what is little more than a proxy war in Iraq for control of the US national security establishment. Folks this is really happening and it is just one of the reasons why you have seen a mass exodus of personnel from certain national security related government agencies. This administration is in chaos and the DOD, with Rumsfeld at the helm is ruining our military. Yet the return of Karen Hughes to the White House may be a signal that things may be beginning to change. Recent meetings in Washington have focused on Rumsfeld and his out of control Defense Department and because Bush's poll numbers are way down and the fact that even the British are now skittish about cooperating with the US on wide range of issues, this has led to a kind of a reality check inside the administration. Will anything really change? I wouldn't hold my breath.
Thankfully, there are some folks on the ground that seen to be able to hold some of these 'Soldiers of Fortune' in check. This is a real problem. It is, more often than not, the contractors that are accused of activities that move outside acceptable rules of military behavior. If the US administration is turning a blind eye to this and if it is true that US officials under contract are actually planting bombs in the cars of the unsuspecting at roadside checkpoints, it would be a new low in warfare. It would be the US who is really responsible for the carnage that President Bush is blaming on Iraqi's. How much truth to put in these reports is up to the individual but my impeccable sources tell me there appears to be more that a little truth to them. Why would anyone want to stoke up the fires of hatred and prolong this lunatic war? Who stands to lose the most money if the CONTRACTS for the war are withdrawn because stability has returned to Iraq? How many billions of dollars have been made by contractors in Iraq? Do people actually kill for money? For a Billion or so dollars? These are all questions that should be considered before reaching any politically correct conclusions. Nevertheless, let it be noted here that the reports of occupation forces actually engaging in this are not plentiful but do exist and seem to follow a pattern. It is impossible for this author to determine the veracity of these reports.
Dogs of war and men of hate
With no cause, we don't discriminate
Discovery is to be disowned
Our currency is flesh and bone
Hell opened up and put on sale
Gather round and haggle
For hard cash, we will lie and deceive
Even our masters don't know the webs we weave – David Gilmour
I believe that the US may soon enter a time of political and economic instability. I recently wrote that the two rather strange attempts on Bush life were not to be taken lightly. This is a serious issue. Some who seem to have access to high officials that are stating with some rather ominous warnings that some very powerful and important people inside the US government, Banking industry and military that are seriously looking at removing the President; legally if possible or if not, using 'extra-legal' methods. This is no wacko conspiracy theory, believe me rumblings have been going on for a while but now it appears to be gaining the support of some of America's power elite. This was what was lacking before. It is possible that if Congress does not move to remove the President for his myriad crimes and misdemeanor's by exercising its Constitutional responsibility to do so when those crimes are as heinous as Bush's, that he will be removed using other methods. More than a few dreams and visions have pointed that this is going to happen. I personally have not had any on this particular subject. What will happen if Bush and Cheney are removed (both will probably go in any move these people make)? Who knows but there are many other events that will accelerate if such a course of events took place. Such instability within the US would probably be the death nail to the US dollar whose travails are far from over.
I will come to the point. Is The FED monetizing our debt and secretly buying America's own securities? Are they using the Caribbean banks and hedge funds as a conduit? An interesting article on this can be found here and I highly recommended you read it very carefully. I cannot be sure what is actually going on because these hedge funds are not required to do much financial reporting. Thus, we can only sit back and watch as the entire global financial system comes slowly but surely unraveled. The data coming out of the Treasury seems to have been clearly altered. This is the kind of fraudulent accounting that sent Enron into bankruptcy. The US government is on the same road and it is not going to take us 5 years to get there.
When the dollar goes, expect some very big very real and very permanent changes to the entire planet. Expect wars and rumors of wars to increase alarmingly. Expect starvation to become even more of a reality, even in the west, as people cry for solutions. Expect people to really begin asking if man is going to survive the troubles that they will see happening. As Trade slows because of dishonest weights and measures (floating currencies) many goods and services as well as food will not flow as readily around the world.
Two things the LORD hates are dishonest scales and dishonest measures.
(Pro 20:10 - CEV)
What has been happening in Africa to black people and the lack of aid being sent there is a sign to the rest of the world that the reality is this, while it is never said, many of our elite want to see as many Africans die as soon as possible. Yet the G8 is finally making some moves to help by finally (after years of wrangling and delay) forgiving $40 billion in African debt. The details are not clear and Africans are cautiously optimistic. Hopefully this will help those who live on this continent to improve economic conditions.
But the holy scriptures teach us that famine will spread across the globe and not just affect Africans. But as Africans cried out for real help and no one heard, so will westerners cry out to their gods for help, and no one will hear. A great judgment is getting ready to hit the earth and those things we take for granted will soon be no more; cheap running water, cheap food, cheap gas, will all be a distant memory as a real struggle for individual survival begins in earnest.
Here is a place that I should talk about human slavery. I recently did a project that dealt specifically with this issue. It is a huge and growing problem and whatever one may think about President Bush or his motivations for doing it, it is he that is really making a push to expose this horrible global crime. In the last days, when the mark of the Beast is implemented, the scriptures tell us that all will take the mark both free and bond (slaves). The early part of the 20th Century had seen slavery all but disappear and as usual, people who are looking for a reason to doubt the Bible did not understand the significance of a simple little statement,
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
I suspect that this problem will grow as time passes and I do not rule out the possibility of debtors prisons that enslave people who cannot pay their debts will come into being in the not too distant future as they once did in the not too distant past. A few years ago, I went and saw a man who had a very interesting series of visions his name was Ken Peters. What he relayed to the group who listened was amazing and frightening. But one thing he said is that debtors prisons will return. He was emphatic about that and exhorted everyone to get out of debt. I personally think (me not the LORD) that people should re-double their efforts to get out of unsecured debt as soon as possible. If the nation goes through a massive economic reorganization, you can be assured the bankers will be lobbying Congress to protect their interests and the new laws will not be written in favor of ordinary Americans.
I have long believed that when it is clear to our elite here in the US that their debt pyramid game is played out and they know that the nation is about to go broke, they will 'allow'5 a major terrorist attack to hit a major metropolitan area to divert attention away from the decades of theft that has been going on and blame the devastating economic conditions on the 'terrorists' who blew up *name a city here*. I still think that it is quite possible that they will attempt to blame patriotic Americans for it and begin rounding people up and putting them in concentration camps6. Remember there are American Citizens in Concentration Camps now (as in T-O-D-A-Y) who have not been charged with a crime and never will be, but will remain in the Concentration Camps for the rest of their natural lives because that is now the Law Of The Land as codified in the Patriot Act.
In Texas a Christian Man had his daughter removed from his custody because after the adolescent received medical care from a doctor, the diagnosed cancer was in remission and the parents objected to having the child get further radiation treatments. The state moved in and took away all of the parents' children. How does the child feel about more treatment and how does she feel now?
"I feel great," Katie says in a home video. "I don't need radiation treatments, and nobody asked me what I wanted. It's my body." - CBS
Why is the state so adamant about this? There are millions of American children who do not have ANY health care, millions of adults as well, and now because the parents and the doctors disagree, they are going to take away someones children. The State likes to pretend to be so very caring, but if it were so caring, other children would get medical care who are poor. This is not about care of a child but about the state's rights to take away and control children, like the Nazi's did. It is about hospitals that make lots of money from giving people treatments that they know they don't need and they know will cause medical problems later, thus generating additional revenues. I know a woman who had cancer and she was told she needed additional radiation treatments after surgery. She was undecided and finally after others told her about the risks, she declined, she was harassed about it by the hospital, but stood her ground. She is in good health now. This is what is happening to America and her children, they are being indoctrinated by the state, in state schools that are little more than mind-bending facilities. In communism, children belong to the state. It appears that this is way America is going as well. When the State can take a way a child from a parent like this then you can be sure that in the courts, the devil is sitting on the bench.
To show you what really makes the GOP tick, take a look at this story about President Bush and those on his campaign. Have you heard anybody in the so called religious right talk about this? If Clinton had done this the TV preachers and religious peddlers would have a foaming-at-the-mouth epileptic fit, but when the GOP is doing it and there is dead silence. These actions, or rather inaction, is that of a harlot or 'madam' who won't squeal on her faithful customers as they sleep together regularly in the bonds of spiritual fornication.
The US military is in decline. I am not concerned with what any policy hack or think tank says about it in the least. There are some serious problems inside the US military today. They started under Clinton but have accelerated exponentially under Bush. The Army missed its recruiting goals and so did the Marine Corps. The DOD is now trying to bribe people into military service promising them sign-on bonuses approaching $100,000 worth of perks. The fact is that ordinary Iraqi's now are fighting American forces. These are not 'Jihad-ists' but rather, they are bakers, butchers, lawyers and school teachers who are sickened by the destruction of their nation for no good reason. They are sickened as well by the perversion of many of our troops. Americans should ask this pointed question to themselves; What if one day a nation from the other side of the world decided to invade America because she possess Weapons Of Mass Destruction? What if that nation invaded us and turned our cities into rubble and began torturing our citizens and showed a flagrant disregard for American lives. What would you do? Would you bow before that enemy and lick his boots after he put a hole in your baby's brain or would you stand up and fight? If you are honest with yourself you will understand why we will never win in Iraq7. This is something that even now US Generals are alluding to in public statements.
As recruiting fails so is the morale of US troops, divorce is becoming a major problem in the military, especially in the Army.
Army officials reported 10,477 divorces among the active-duty force in fiscal 2004, a number that's climbed steadily over the past five years. In fiscal 2003, the Army reported fewer than 7,500 divorces; in 2002, just over 7,000, and in 2001, about 5,600 - DOD
Well, this is not surprising given the many variables involved; men (and women) who are gone for months or even years to war, soldiers coming back stressed out and sometimes with quite different personalities than before they left and the lack of understanding in the spouse for these problems. Listen, you add to this the general breakdown of the institution of marriage to begin with and you have a recipe for disaster. That 'till death do us part' means nothing to today's 'me' generation. Military wives take their soldier husbands to court and often win judgments against their husbands that are greater than the take home pay of the husband! This really is no laughing matter because,
If a man becomes either $5,000 or six months (FILO basis of accrual) in support arrears, he becomes a felon. He then automatically loses his passport, driver’s license, business license, professional licenses, and vehicle licenses. If convicted, he loses- Mens News Daily
...and some of you have asked me why I never married, not me and not in America!! Don't get upset with me, there is a clear scriptural precedence for Godly men who live in a generation of God haters and spiritual rebels to avoid marriage in a rebellious generation of people.
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place. For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land; They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
The nation as a whole makes a lot of hypocritical noise about 'supporting our troops' but beyond a little dim-witted flag waving they do nothing for them, especially those who have come back from war with wounds that will leave them invalids for life. Some of these soldiers are just kids, 18 or 19 years old and signed up in a moment of patriotic fervor and now they must get around in a wheel chair and find that the medical services available for disabled veterans is poor. Sadly the nation is turning its back again on its soldiers once again, especially the Bush administration which has reduced many of the benefits for soldiers returning from war. All of this is being done while no-bid contracts to Halliburton are being paid... right on time.
Well, for those of you who are smart enough not to sign up for military service, here is a comforting thought, the draft system is being prepared. This, I believe is coming. There will be no way around it if we continue our 'war on terror'. So there are really only two alternatives, stop the war, or continue the war and bring in a draft. If our establishment decides to stop the war, it will require removing the President from office. I am not certain that they (our crooked and morally twisted establishment) are ready for that just yet, but stay tuned The war will probably continue but it may change its focus and character and I think that this is eventually where we as a nation will go. Having said that, a major terrorist attack on US soil will change everything and the war will probably go forward in earnest. But I sense many other problems on the horizon, North Korea being a big one, the China Trade issue being another and Russia's desire to have more influence in former Soviet States that now has US military bases in them is yet another. Finally another problem is brewing and it is on the Mexican border. Criminal gangs, lawlessness, drug cartels and illegal immigration are slowly being thrust on the the front burner of the American political scene. Things are coming to a head down there and it bears watching.
So I ask each of you to be on your guard because this is time of enormous change and as genuine Christians, we stand out like sore thumbs to the world because we are so very different Different not just from the world, but also from the vast majority of Church goers. I suspect in time, both will turn on true Christians with a vengeance. I have said this for a long time and will repeat it. The harlot church will turn on real Christians.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. (Joh 16:2)
While this verse was mostly meant for the First Century Christians who were cast out of the Synagogues, I am of the firm belief that it will also apply to the real Christians being cast out of the corporate churches in the final hour of persecution.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Zephaniah's prophecies are mostly meant for Ancient Israel and he began his ministry after God had already said that he was going to destroy Jerusalem. God was angry with the idolatry, the plunderers, the corrupt princes and the people who had chosen to do evil and to do it with enthusiasm and shamelessly. But his prophecy has relevance for us today for many reasons.
This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
In the midst of America lies great wickedness. It has become a depraved nation. Its leaders look only for gain, its judges rule in favor of the rich and almost always at the expense of the poor and the politically unconnected.
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
Do not these verses describe America today? Are these not mirror image of her now? How shall God react to such a nation, that revels in her wickedness and chides those who point it out to her?
I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD. I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD. (Zep 1:2-3)
The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. (Zep 1:14-18)
God just gets fed up! I tell you now that the only reason America has not been consumed just yet is because there are still a few (very few) righteous people living in her borders, but now things will begin to change. The LORD has been calling out to people inside and outside of the Churches to repent and come out of the harlot system of greed, sodomy usury, adultery, murder and death.
I am constantly amazed at the false prophets inside America and the so called 'patriot' community that still think America is a Godly nation and loves her will all of their heart. Yet our citizenship (genuine Christians) is in heaven, that is, if you have really been born again. I strongly suspect that these false prophets have never come to know Christ but want to use Christianity as a tool to unite America, their first love. This is a subtle but important distinction that is going on in the prophetic movement today. I see it all the time on line; some patriotic American will claim some prophetic word or political viewpoint that lifts up America rather than Christ and his kingdom. They are deluded and sadly do not know that they are under the control of another spirit. Now, one could easily apply this to the false religion of America's religious right as well, but even among those that have left that false system the spirit of the harlot so often remains. The bottom line here in America is that the false prophets are in love with the harlot and THAT IS THEIR FIRST LOVE! But Paul gave us clear admonishments on this.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
The test of a true prophet is this; who is he lifting up; Christ or the harlot and its system? Where do his true loyalties lie? Is he leading you into holiness or compromise? Is he leading you into agape love or to pride and selfishness and love of the world's system? These prophets who constantly extol America's harlotries as virtues and preach the false Christianity of its major churches are, in short, the consorts of the great harlot.
What I see for our future is not good. I see yet another war far more horrible and terrible that the one were are engaged in now. I see our leadership doing everything it can to hold on to its global empire including the use of nuclear weapons. I see hunger becoming an increasing problem not just in the third and developing world but also in the west. As droughts and floods begin to increase as they are today, I expect food prices to become very high. In Zimbabwe food prices are soaring and in the US, beef prices are at their second highest prices ever. Grain yields in Australia are to be lower this year
I ask all of God's children to believe the scriptures when it says,
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
A penny, as used here is a days wage. For all of us who live in the west and have never known this kind of want and poverty, I ask you to remember that God's word is sure and it will as well about this future events. We as God's children had better take heed and know that food is going to become very expensive.
Be assured of this that though some things have happened to stall the march towards a more integrated world (read world government) our global elite are still busy planning the next moves. When one of the most important groups who do such planning (the Bilderberger's) meet the world's press are silent. They know who their masters are. These masters firmly muzzle the lap-dog (press), they pay for and train when they meet in secret. The most recent meeting was in Germany and the worlds most powerful, influential and wealthiest personages flew in to attend the meeting.
International and national media are said to be
welcome only when an oath of silence has been
taken, news editors are held responsible if any of their
journalists 'inadvertently' report on what takes place.
While Clinton, Blair, Chirac, Berlusconi and Company
attended the G8 summits of the world's foremost
democratically elected leaders, they were
accompanied by the massed ranks of the world
media. In stark contrast, the comings and goings at
Bilderberg take place under cover of a virtual publicity
blackout. - Daniel Estulin
What are these men discussing in such strictly enforced secrecy? Things that they know you will not like, things that enrich and empower themselves at the expense of ordinary people. Things that reshape the globe in a manner that is pleasing to themselves.
Items in the Agenda
Oil production/Peak Oil
Expanding the role and power of non-governmental Organizations under the control of the elite.8
Election results in the UK, and the (then) upcoming vote on the EU constitution
Upcoming Telecommunications mergers
Probably one of the most important issues that was discussed however was energy as it relates to the world's coming energy crisis. While Americans fiddle with the remote control to watch the latest sitcom or skin-flick, the world is careening into an energy disaster that will fundamentally change America's lifestyle. It does not appear that there is any answer our elite posses to solve or mitigate this crisis. Oil conglomerates have always dominated the group. As reported by Estulin, Queen Beatrix of Holland, Shell Oil's principal shareholder is a member of the secretive group and as a matter of fact, it (the Bilderbergs) was started by her Father Prince Bernhard, who worked for the SS during WWII. Later, he became employed by IG Farben, one of Hitlers primary industrial supporters. IG Farben made Zyklon B, the gas used in the Nazi gas chambers. While many accept Bernhard's 'hapless youth' explanation for his involvement in nazi-ism, many others do not. The abominations of the Nazi's seem to always be papered over when discussed in connection with our present day global elite. Let us remember President Bush's ties to the Nazi's and the economic aid his grandfather gave to the Nazi movement before and during the war.
So now we have not only an ex-Nazi, but an ex-SS officer founding a highly secretive group of industrialists, politicians and technocrats who make decisions about our world and the world press does not even cover it! Nazi-ism, I am here to tell you, has not died, it is alive and well, it may have changed its public face and shrouded itself behind seemingly impenetrable walls of secrecy but the the fact is many of the doctrines the were the foundation of the Nazi regime are still with us today.
I expect that the recent setbacks in with regards to the EU constitution, the poor progress of the war and the need to come to terms with the looming energy crisis will lead to some very frenzied activity to get things moving again in the direction that is most to the liking of the elite. Bush will be under enormous pressure to get the CAFTA agreement moving ahead and with it bringing about a new North American Economic, Political and Military block. This was why the leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico met a few months ago in Waco Texas (another link here). The difference is that in Europe, the people got to vote on the removal of their national identity into something that may or may not work. In America, there will be no plebiscite. In the nation that claims such a strong democratic tradition, the simple fact is that lobbyists will decide when and how it all gets done, because they are really the only people that Congress, the Senate and the President listen to. I expect a rush, a sense of urgency to get things moving forward again by our elite.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Here is how one Bilderberger Researcher put it before the referendum defeats;
French referendum on the proposed EC May 29 has Bilderberg deeply
concerned. The outcome is in doubt and defeat would be a severe blow
to Bilderberg’s long-term effort to establish a globalist
Polls in March showed that, after strongly backing the EC for months, French support dropped below 50 percent. The latest poll had supporters ahead by a slight margin. But Bilderberg is still concerned because one-fourth of the supporters could change their minds.
A German Bilderberg insider said the EC is in trouble for the same reason, he hopes, that the Free Trade Area of the Americas may fail: “outsourcing” of jobs.
“American jobs are going to South America, China and India,” he said.
“Jobs in Germany and France are going to Asia and Ukraine.” Ukraine is among the former East Bloc countries that have been admitted to the European Union, bringing membership to 25. - From The American Free Press
Well, those of you who know your God, and understand Bible prophecy don't need confirmation of these things, the Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth, as he promised. The sad thing is that from my perspective the masses of humanity haven't a clue as to who is really running the planet, let alone where they plan on taking it. They prefer to remain in the dark and in the dark they will stay.
But rejoice, if you love our Lord and have proved it by DOING his commandments for you SHALL have right to the tree of life.
Mark S. Watson
1While there is persecution of Christians in Pakistan, unlike the persecution in Saudi Arabia and China, persecution here does not have state sponsorship.
3While many want to point at Social Security and Medicare as being to blame it really lies in US defense spending which is outrageously high.
4This is a codeword used for those nations not under the control of America and its multinational Corporations and Banks.
5Some would say instigate
6I think Oklahoma City and Waco were dry runs for this.
7I am not advocating any kind of violence for Christians. I am only saying that the natural reaction of any America would be to fight and most would fight to the death.
8This is done by using large donations to these NGO's by corporate or wealthy private donors to control who sits on the board and well as other policy decisions made by the NGO. This is why some NGO's are reluctant to publish complete (as opposed to selective) financial disclosures on donors.