While order unravels in the U.S….
……..The chaos and war drums escalate in the Middle East
****These developments in Lebanon are very significant****
They mean Israel HAS to act VERY SOON! LIKE NOW!
They mean Israel HAS to act VERY SOON! LIKE NOW!
Watch as Muslims take over the Paris streets just because everyone is to politically correct to point out to them that the LAW there is that you are to practice your religion in the privacy of your home and church/temple/synagogue. It’s happening in America too already.
The world is a pretty big place, but it grows smaller by the day. Not because of overpopulation, but because of increasing accessibility through travel, and real-time satellite internet. Cultures may seem very different, and I will admit that I have not had the blessed privilege of being immersed in a culture vastly different from my own. But I believe that people who do spend time in different cultures would tell you that in essence, people all over the world have many basics in common. Most people want to be loved, have family, be able to provide for themselves and their family, live in peace and freedom. Most people pursue some recreation, but are fulfilled in productivity, enjoy some fellowship, appreciate nature and beauty, music and art of some form, and most people still believe in some higher power.
The Bible claims to be the Word of God, and I believe that it is. I believe that God, our Creator and the Creator of all that is, who had no beginning and has no end, who is Himself the Alpha and the Omega, gave this Word to mankind by divine inspiration to men of old, prophets, who wrote it down as they were instructed by God, and that God Himself has preserved it. I believe that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-seeing and omnipresent.
I believe that Lucifer, otherwise known as Satan, the anointed cherub that covereth, is the most cunning, most powerful created being among the order of angelic beings, who coveted God’s place, led rebellion in heaven in his pride, in a foolish doomed ambition to ascend above God.
I do not believe the Earth or universe are “millions of years old” as science (so-called) claims, but closer to 6000. I believe that everyone, from the most remote and isolated tribe on distant continents, to the Native Americans, to all past civilizations, carried/do carry among their civilization, remnants of knowledge of God and history that included dinosaurs/great lizards, a world-wide flood, and beings from outside this world.
I believe that like anything that is handled by humans, the knowledge gets distorted, added to, subtracted from, and where there is or has been conflict, different sides have taken different perspectives, not always honest, but as to the victor goes the spoils, also the victor writes the history books.
We humans have been created in God’s image, and thus, similar to Him, we have a vast capacity of imagination. But that has often been to our detriment, since He gave us each a will of our own as well.
I have come to believe that absolutely nothing in life is random. Despite the fact that I jokingly insist hat my mind itself is pretty random.
Here’s the thing. Lets say you used your own hard-earned resources, and invested your own efforts and time, to write some great novel, or create some great city. Was it not solely Dickens’ prerogative to write the characters in “A Christmas Carol” just as he so choose, and give them the adventures he pleased to give them? Wouldn’t a man who was building a city, owned the property, supplied all the materials, be the rightful one to decide the plans for that city? Where does our sense of “prerogative” come from?
Many people disagree on questions of morality, death penalty, gun ownership, homosexuality, but even the most hardened criminal has been known to beat a child-molester to a bloody pulp, in “righteous indignation” over the abuse of power and tormenting the innocent and weak. We like the idea of self-determining what is right and wrong, but where does our universal sense that there is such a thing even come from?
It comes from the fact that there is a God, and quite simply, He said so. He was quite specific about it, but beginning with the fall of Satan, and the subsequent temptation of Eve, mankind has been compromising and redefining it ever since.
The thing is, God never changes. And His Word is full disclosure, He has warned us to that effect. Just because mankind has chosen not to believe Him, doesn’t alter the fact one iota.
God will do what He will do.
He inspired the writing of His book, the Holy Bible, for our edification, for our good. God created humankind for one reason. He desired fellowship. God is not subject to time. Like a story in a book, from ancient history to future yet-to-be, He stands outside and above, and sees it all at a glance. He knew who would obey, preserve His Word, pass it on to future generations, and He knew who would rebel and reject it. This is what is meant by “the sins of the father being visited upon the children to the third and fourth generations”. One patriarch’s disobedience, could doom many generations of that family line to blindness to God’s truth. God has told us in His Book that a day of judgment is coming. Science says “matter is neither created nor destroyed”. But science is wrong. God created everything from nothing. God breathed all that there is, into existence by commanding it to be, by the Word of His mouth. The same body of science, claims in blatant contradiction of the first principle mentioned above, that essentially, in the beginning, there was nothing, and nothing “exploded” and then all manner of rudimentary life forms or building blocks suddenly were, and that with the addition of the passage of time, these unintelligent life forms “evolved” all on their own, into more advanced life forms.
It takes a lot more “faith” to believe that everything came from nothing, than to believe an intelligent pre-existent being created it all. Yet that is what rejection of truth will buy you. Blindness. The problem is not that people “can’t believe the Bible”. It’s that they don’t like what the Bible tells them, so they won’t believe it. Every person who comes of age makes that decision, whether it is done thoughtfully and consciously, or carelessly and not-so-consciously.
I submit for your consideration that if you landed on this post, on this particular blog today, there just may be a Divine reason for that.
There is a dis-integration taking place in this world.
Through out history, empires and nations have risen and have fallen. Some have had impressive staying power. Governments too, can be quite different one from another, but underneath it boils down to certain leaders, parties or factions, having power and dominance over other ones. They may be benign, or malevolent, they may promote freedom, or forbid it. We are all subject to some form of governmental entity. But there is a whole other realm of principality. The Bible calls them “principalities and powers”; these are the rebellious ones, and they are your enemy. Then there is God and the tens of thousands and thousands of thousands of angels who do His bidding.
At any given time in history, in any location on this earth, the “powers that be” may have attained their power by conquest, but only because God granted it. Here in America, where men who worshiped God, who had been oppressed in that worship in England, came and established a new nation based upon Biblical truths. Obedience to God affords the protection of God to the obedient. It promotes access to the blessings of God. Disobedience and rebellion do the opposite. God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Jacob, is the only “god” known to man, who does not require for you to make your way to him. Krishna, Buddah, Allah, the god of Mormans (which is not the same God but an imagined god with different attributes and requirements) the god of Jehovah’s Witnesses (their doctrine, like that of the Mormans, Muslims, Hindus, etc, were imparted by “angels” (of darkness) but God says in His Words, that if even an angel came giving a gospel other than that found in His Word, as preached by the Apostle Paul, it must be rejected.
God’s Word says in His Book, that many deceivers would come, and many false Christs. Christ is not a name, it is a title for the Messiah, the Savior of the world.
Over 300 prophecies were spoken in the old Testament about Jesus, the Christ and Messiah, and all of them were fulfilled. (More here)
It is Friday of the week, and often times I try to “lighten up” the mood on Friday, but the truth is, time is swiftly running out.
For those of you who came to this site as a source of news only, it is about much more. It is my hearts sincere desire to share with you the gospel of Jesus Christ, that you might be saved from the wrath that is to come upon this earth very shortly. Without the gospel, the news can only engender despair. The economy through out the world, is in serious trouble. Many new diseases, viruses, and bacterial infections are cropping up, as well as resurgence and mutations of old ones previously nearly eradicated. There are mass animal deaths the world over. There have been unexplained sounds and sights for several years, that have people puzzled, alarmed, scratching their heads in bewilderment. Wars are being threatened on every side, and there are thousands of ongoing conflicts, some stretching back a century, that are in progress now. Basic human compassion, civility, and morality is eroding at an alarming rate. Science and technology have ventured into areas that should make anyone nervous; A replacement living ear is about three years away from reality, nano body parts can be reproduced the same way using a newly announced microscopic 3D printer, brain scans can tell what a person is thinking, fetuses with the DNA of 3 instead of 2 “parents”. Governance and order are breaking down, and Police State tactics are rising in even the free-est of nations, while dictatorships have fallen in more oppressed areas of the world only to be replaced by regimes more evil than the previous ones. There are water shortages, famines, bizarre, extreme and out-of-season weather conditions, sinkholes all over the world, volcanoes waking up and erupting, fault-lines becoming active that had been quiet, and increase of “U.F.O” sightings, and reports of demonic encounters, including and most disturbingly, in children. Suicide is up. Corruption is spreading.
There is one absolute certainty in the life of every human being: Death!
God created us with an eternal soul. It is a lie that life ends at the grave. It is a lie that souls re-incarnate into new bodies and live multiple lifetimes until they attain heaven. It is a lie that there is no hell or that hell is a temporary place you can eventually earn your way out of.
God who made you, does not want you to go to hell. He didn’t create hell for humans. Hell was designed as a place of eternal punishment for Satan and the 1/3 of the angels who joined him in his revolt. But Satan is determined to take you with him. He knows God pretty well. He had plenty of time to observe and witness all God did when he held his anointed cherub position. He knows human nature pretty well too. He knows that we have an innate “knowledge” that we were made for something more than this existence. He knows God wrote His law on man’s heart, which is why we have a sense of justice and right and wrong at all in the first place. So Satan works within the confines God has subjected him to, using the knowledge he has, and he creates customized counterfeits according to your propensities. He perpetuates the particular falsehoods of a given culture. He offers the particular temptations that suit your personal proclivities. He lures you in and traps you, either with false religion, or with distortions of the good things God created, rather than the marriage bed and satisfaction with your mate, he offers you a “banquet” of options which promise fulfillment but only feed your lust and reinforce the chains of your addiction. He caters to your desire to be righteous in your own right, and feeds you reams of requirements to strive towards, to “earn” salvation, or penance to suffer.
When in reality, the way to reconciliation with God is so simple it seems almost to good to be true, and it cannot be earned. One must merely believe Jesus is the Son of God, who while equal with God, became a man in the flesh, and having never sinned, took the punishment for our sins, satisfying God’s wrath paying the fine, so to speak, that we owe for our transgressions of the law, which cannot save us, but can only show forth our guilt. We must repent, (that is, make a 180 degree turn from, and go in the opposite direction) of our sins and rebellion and transgression of God’s law, and ask forgiveness and ask for the atonement bought by Christ, to be applied to our “account”, for God is keeping account.
I know that time is short before Christ removes all who are saved from this Earth, (to be followed by 7 years of the most horrific conditions Earth has ever known, and then the return of Christ to establish His Kingdom) because Jesus told us in Matthew 24 what the signs would be, and Daniel and Isaiah, Ezekiel and other prophecy books of the Bible, including of course, Revelation, tell us some of the events that will happen just before, and during that period of the very end.
Isaiah 17 news:
Note: The Isaiah 17 battle which destroys Damascus could happen any day now, but it also could happen after the snatching away of the church of blood-bought born again believers.
Increase in lawlessness:
Religion a matter of Life and Death:
Growing Military State:
National Guard Air Exercise over Myrtle Beach next week(Should be interesting as it overlaps with Bike Week!)
Florida Garbage Truck Drivers Trained to Snitch on Citizens (It was only a matter of time)
Like the Days of Noah And Lot/Iniquity abounds:
Wars/Rumors of Wars:
Israel stands alone:
Breakdown of current order of governments/corruption/economies:
Earthquakes in Diverse Places:
Israel is flying jets in “mock attacks” over Southern Lebanon. Israel will deal with the threats coming via Hezbollah in Lebanon, but the main reason for these actions on the part of Israel right now, is to draw Iran out into the confrontation and give Israel a legitimate reason to take out more of Iran’s capabilities. Right now, Kerry as well as Obama, and Netenyahu are all appealing to Putin to stop selling weapons to Damascus, but Russia has no incentive to stop, and it is very unlikely Putin will change his position because he is set on making Russia the type of ‘major player’ that it was back during the Cold War. Besides, the money generated is just too good!
I suspect there will be more developments in this arena in the coming days. Diplomacy and negotiations are not going to cut it. Israel will do what Israel has to do.
My comment: An International Conference will never bring lasting peace in the Middle East. Only when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to set up His Earthly Kingdom, will this take place.
by Elliott Abrams
May 8, 2013
Photo Credit AP
During Secretary of State Kerry’s visit to Moscow, it seems we have proposed an international conference on Syria as a step toward peace there. Here is the BBC version:
Russia and the US have agreed to work towards convening an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry announced it would follow on from an Action Group for Syria meeting in Geneva last June. Mr Kerry said they would try to “bring both sides to the table”.
The well-resourced organisation, which is linked to al-Qaida, is luring many anti-Assad fighters away, say brigade commanders
Syria‘s main armed opposition group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), is losing fighters and capabilities to Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist organisation with links to al-Qaida that is emerging as the best-equipped, financed and motivated force fighting Bashar al-Assad‘s regime.
Evidence of the growing strength of al-Nusra, gathered from Guardian interviews with FSA commanders across Syria, underlines the dilemma for the US, Britain and other governments as they ponder the question of arming anti-Assad rebels.
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, said that if negotiations went ahead between the Syrian government and the opposition – as the US and Russia proposed on Tuesday – “then hopefully [arming the Syrian rebels] would not be necessary”.
The agreement between Washington and Moscow creates a problem for the UK and France, which have proposed lifting or amending the EU arms embargo on Syria to help anti-Assad forces. The Foreign Office welcomed the agreement as a “potential step forward” but insisted: “Assad and his close associates have lost all legitimacy. They have no place in the future of Syria.” Opposition leaders were sceptical about prospects for talks if Assad remained in power.
Illustrating their plight, FSA commanders say that entire units have gone over to al-Nusra while others have lost a quarter or more of their strength to them recently.
“Fighters feel proud to join al-Nusra because that means power and influence,” said Abu Ahmed, a former teacher from Deir Hafer who now commands an FSA brigade in the countryside near Aleppo. “Al-Nusra fighters rarely withdraw for shortage of ammunition or fighters and they leave their target only after liberating it,” he added. “They compete to carry out martyrdom [suicide] operations.”
Abu Ahmed and others say the FSA has lost fighters to al-Nusra in Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Deir al-Zor and the Damascus region. Ala’a al-Basha, commander of the Sayyida Aisha brigade, warned the FSA chief of staff, General Salim Idriss, about the issue last month. Basha said 3,000 FSA men have joined al-Nusra in the last few months, mainly because of a lack of weapons and ammunition. FSA fighters in the Banias area were threatening to leave because they did not have the firepower to stop the massacre in Bayda, he said.
The FSA’s Ahrar al-Shimal brigade joined al-Nusra en masse while the Sufiyan al-Thawri brigade in Idlib lost 65 of its fighters to al-Nusra a few months ago for lack of weapons. According to one estimate the FSA has lost a quarter of all its fighters.
Al-Nusra has members serving undercover with FSA units so they can spot potential recruits, according to Abu Hassan of the FSA’s al-Tawhid Lions brigade.
Ideology is another powerful factor. “Fighters are heading to al-Nusra because of its Islamic doctrine, sincerity, good funding and advanced weapons,” said Abu Islam of the FSA’s al-Tawhid brigade in Aleppo. “My colleague who was fighting with the FSA’s Ahrar Suriya asked me: ‘I’m fighting with Ahrar Suriya brigade, but I want to know if I get killed in a battle, am I going to be considered as a martyr or not?’ It did not take him long to quit FSA and join al-Nusra. He asked for a sniper rifle and got one immediately.”
FSA commanders say they have suffered from the sporadic nature of arms supplies. FSA fighter Adham al-Bazi told the Guardian from Hama: “Our main problem is that what we get from abroad is like a tap. Sometimes it’s turned on, which means weapons are coming and we are advancing, then, all of a sudden, the tap dries up, and we stop fighting or even pull out of our positions.”
The US, which has outlawed al-Nusra as a terrorist group, has hesitated to arm the FSA, while the western and Gulf-backed Syrian Opposition Coalition has tried to assuage concerns by promising strict control over weapons. “We are ready to make lists of the weapons and write down the serial numbers,” Idriss told NPR at the weekend. “The FSA is very well organised and when we distribute weapons and ammunition we know exactly to which hands they are going.”
Syria’s government has capitalised successfully on US and European divisions over the weapons embargo by emphasising the “jihadi narrative” – as it has since the start of largely peaceful protests in March 2011. Assad himself claimed in a recent interview: “There is no FSA, only al-Qaida.” Syrian state media has played up the recent pledge of loyalty by Jabhat al-Nusra to al-Qaida in Iraq.
Western governments say they are aware of the al-Nusra problem, which is being monitored by intelligence agencies, but they are uncertain about its extent.
“It is clear that fighters are moving from one group to another as one becomes more successful,” said a diplomat who follows Syria closely. “But it’s very area-specific. You can’t talk about a general trend in which [Jabhat al-Nusra] has more momentum than others. It is true that some say JAN is cleaner and better than other groups, but there are as many stories about it being bad.” Critics point to punishments meted out by Sharia courts and its use of suicide bombings.
The FSA’s shortage of weapons and other resources compared with Jabhat al-Nusra is a recurrent theme. The loss of Khirbet Ghazaleh, a key junction near Dera’a in southern Syria, was blamed on Wednesday on a lack of weapons its defenders had hoped would be delivered from Jordan.
“If you join al-Nusra, there is always a gun for you but many of the FSA brigades can’t even provide bullets for their fighters,” complained Abu Tamim, an FSA man who joined Jabhat al-Nusra in Idlib province. “My nephew is in Egypt, he wants to come to Syria to fight but he doesn’t have enough money. Al-Nusra told him: ‘Come and we will even pay your flight tickets.’ He is coming to fight with al-Nusra because he does not have any other way.”
Jabhat al-Nusra is winning support in Deir al-Zor, according to Abu Hudaifa, another FSA defector. “They are protecting people and helping them financially. Al-Nusra is in control of most of the oil wells in the city.” The Jabhat al-Nusra media, with songs about jihad and martyrdom, is extremely influential.
Abu Zeid used to command the FSA’s Syria Mujahideen brigade in the Damascus region and led all its 420 fighters to al-Nusra. “Since we joined I and my men are getting everything we need to keep us fighting to liberate Syria and to cover our families’ expenses, though fighting with al-Nusra is governed by very strict rules issued by the operations command or foreign fighters,” he said. “There is no freedom at all but you do get everything you want.
“No one should blame us for joining al-Nusra. Blame the west if Syria is going to become a haven for al-Qaida and extremists. The west left Assad’s gangs to slaughter us. They never bothered to support the FSA. They disappointed ordinary Syrian protesters who just wanted their freedom and to have Syria for all Syrians.”
As was reported last week, China is no longer dealing in U.S. dollars. China is everywhere these days. Hosting Abbas and Netenyahu, picking fights with Japan. Chines businesses and politicians have been buying up property to build their factories in the U.S. for several years now. Don’t look now, but I think Obama’s “shift to the East” just took on a deeper shade of meaning.
Published: 15 hours ago
Obama has done it. He has brought America down. It only took him just over four years. The Republicans could have stopped him. They didn’t.
How did the nihilistic left succeed in destroying America? Simple. They learned just a little of the capitalism they hate, and they drove your nation into outright bankruptcy.
And here is what the GOP has to say about it: just about nothing.
The once-mighty United States is now the most indebted nation on Earth. In round numbers, here are just some of the vital statistics as the patient dies:
National debt: $17 trillion, or $50,000 per man, woman and child, or $150,000 per taxpayer. Annual federal deficit: $1 trillion. Medicare/Medicaid/Obama”care”: $1 trillion a year. Social Security: another $1 trillion a year. Defense: two-thirds of a trillion. Unemployment handouts: $2 billion per working day. Debt interest: $1 billion per working day. Federal pensions, ditto.
Now for the big numbers. Your government’s Social Security liability is as big as the national debt: $17 trillion. Its prescription drug liability is $22 trillion. Then there’s the Medicare liability of $86 trillion. Total unfunded liabilities of the U.S. government are $125 trillion.
Net assets for each U.S. citizen are $300,000. The net liability of the U.S. government, shared among its citizens, amounts to almost four times that: $1.1 million a head. And the government’s debt is growing at $1 million every 45 seconds. To cover its annual deficit, it is printing $1 trillion a year of currency that is not backed by any asset whatsoever.
Here is what will happen next. When the crash comes, don’t say you weren’t given fair and clear warning.
First, the dollar will cease – no, make that “is already ceasing” – to be the world’s reserve currency. China, as I have been warning you she would, has realized the dollar is finished. So she is quietly making startling progress with bilateral and multilateral deals to replace the dollar with the yuan as the world’s currency of choice.
Sterling, once the world’s reserve currency, went precisely the same way in 1967 under orders from Moscow, which then largely controlled the governing Socialist Labor party in Britain.
After the Second World War, the Socialist/Communist governments of Attlee and Wilson bankrupted Britain with health-care and welfare programs and nationalization of industries. Inflation rose to 27 percent.
Obama’s copycat policies are different in only one respect. Moscow is no longer calling the shots. International totalitarianism no longer needs direction. Its cruel, hate-filled, destructive mission now advances on autopilot.
Watch some of the straws in the wind. China and Korea have come to a little-noticed agreement that international trade between them will no longer be denominated in U.S. dollars, but in yuan, or Won.
Behind the closed mahogany doors of the world’s finance houses, elaborate and secret preparations are being made for the upheaval and international financial collapse that will follow the deliberate printing-out and consequent implosion of the dollar.
Your GOP representatives should be, but are not, asking the administration to reveal to them the ever-tougher terms on which the Chinese continue – with ever-greater reluctance –to lend money to keep their communist ally in the White House afloat.
Do not believe China cannot afford to let her biggest creditor fail. She can, she will, and she is making careful preparations to do just that.
If you thought the crash of 2008 was bad, think again. The crash that is coming –I cannot put a date on it, but it is not far away now – will be orders of magnitude worse.
So, what should you do to protect yourself and your family? First, get rid of every dollar you have. Dollars are now all but worthless. When the crash comes, they will have no value at all.
In hard times, most financial instruments – currencies, stocks, bonds – are not worth the paper they are printed on. Get rid of them now. Buy silver coins. They will quintuple in price once the crash sets in, and they are small enough to be fungible when the dollar dies.
Buy land, some of it well-wooded, some of it arable, some of it grassland. You will need the timber to power your steam tractor. Gasoline will be a costly rarity. And make sure you can defend yourselves. Starving mobs are no respecters of persons. Do what the Mormons do: Get three months’ supply of imperishable foodstuffs and hide them in the basement.
Absurd though this advice may now seem, there is a real danger that the crash will sudden. If so – perhaps for several months, and even for years – the fabric of civilization, including the food-supply chain, will fail.
It is not my custom to write in millenarian or apocalyptic terms. But the very best that can be said for your current administration is that it simply has no idea what damage it is doing. It is printing money in the vain hope of buying itself time. Yet every fake dollar that comes off the printing-presses makes the problem worse and the solution harder.
At worst, what is now happening to your nation may be deliberate. In that event, your current “president” will go down as history’s greatest villain. In any event, he will go down as history’s greatest incompetent.
Do not believe none of this can happen. Psychiatrists study what they call “normalcy bias.” People expect that everything will carry on and that America is too big to fail. She is not. She has failed. You will pay a heavy price for her failure, unless you act now to defend yourselves against what your government, with the culpable, silent acquiescence of the GOP, is doing to destroy your nation.
Finally, pray. God bless America. It has been nice knowing you. Only when you are gone will the world realize how much it misses you, and – paradoxically – how much it owes you.
While the MSM is all eyes on Jason Collins, and Gosnell horrors continue to be ignored, here is the important stuff:
And China, of all nations, is having peace talks with Abbas regarding Israel, and yet China is an ally of the Palastinians, and not to be trusted. China supports the destruction of Israel.
But it looks like Israel and Turkey have made amends. Maybe it will last long enough for Turkey to allow the IDF to fly over their airspace if need be.
And just what would a regional war in the Middle East do to the unstable world economy? According to Michael Snydor, of The Economic Collapse blog (read full story HERE):
“Well, a war between Israel and Syria would likely paralyze the entire region. Hezbollah and Hamas would almost certainly jump into the war on the side of Syria, and there is the potential that nations such as Iran, Egypt and even Jordan could get involved as well.
In such a scenario, the flow of oil from the Middle East could become interrupted for an extended period of time, and that would have serious consequences for the global economy. “
Silver lining story of the day: