Thursday, August 14, 2008

Misery Loves Company

Lest we all think that America is going to come upon hard times all by itself, I will direct you to this article from Forbes;

Europe is also going to be hard hit by any slowdown that the US experiences. Afterall, it is simple economics that the high tax, big social services of Europe will only last so long. And it appears the time might be running out. When you compound this with the Muslim-immigration problem that Spain, France and Germany are can almost hear them calling for a world leader that will come and save them all from themselves. Enter the Anti-Christ.

America will cease to be a world power literally in the twinkling of any eye because of The Rapture. Europe has very few believers so they will, in large, be left behind to witness the entire Tribulation. Thessalonians tells us the the anti-Christ will not be revealed until the Holy Spirit has been removed from earth in the Rapture. So we should not be watching for the anti-christ, but instead should be focused on watching for the Groom (Christ) coming to claim His Bride. (all believers)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

American Hiroshima

This is scary stuff to say the least. The intelligence community keeps hearing chatter that Al qaeda has purchased suitcase nukes from the former Soviet Union and has them already smuggled into the U.S. The rumors go on to say that it's not just one, but as many as 7 and they are trying to put together a plan to detonate them all over a short period of time. As I remember how this country came to a standstill after 9/11, a person can't even imagine what type of devastation that a plan like this would cause. It could, quite honestly, be the end of the U.S. as we know it. Where does the bible tell us to place our confidence...? Solely on the Lord. Read the NYT article here;

Also check out this Newsmax article on the same topic;

Russia Invasion. Why this will affect your life.

As the enormous amount of information runs across our screens....who can keep track of it all? Why should we care if Russia sends tanks, planes and bombs into Georgia and kills a few thousand civilians lined up at the mall? How is that going to affect me watching the Olympics tonight?

The answer to that is just a tad frightening. Georgia wanted to get into NATO (North American Treaty Organization) last year but it's application was turned down. Why? I have no idea, but had they been approved, we members of NATO would be on our way to Georgia to fight Russians.

Please read this article in the WSJ so you have a better understanding of how important it is for the world that we all take a stand today against Russian aggression. Also remember that Russia is going to be a major player in the war of Ezekiel 38 and that war is moving closer at an alarming speed.


As we have talked about, America without electricity would turn to anarchy in a very short period of time. How could we all survive for a day with computers, cell phones, freezers, cars, etc...? It would be very difficult, to say the least. So when Ahmadinejad of Iran keeps repeating in speeches to "start planning for a world without Israel and without the U.S.", I think we have to keep a very close eye on what he is doing.

Below, I have posted a article from Chuck Missler's email that is very serious;

IRAN DEVELOPING EMP WEAPON - New testimony before the House Armed Services Committee has raised fresh concerns about the possibility of an EMP attack on the United States. Experts say that recent missile tests by Iran, in which it detonated warheads at high altitudes, may be part of the development of an electromagnetic pulse (or EMP) weapon. Dr. William Graham, who heads up the committee to assess the threat of an EMP attack on the United States, testified before congress last week that such a scenario is the only plausible explanation for Iran's activities. Furthermore, Graham testified that Iranian military journals, translated by the CIA, "explicitly discuss a nuclear EMP attack that would gravely harm the United States."

An electromagnetic pulse is generated when a nuclear weapon is detonated high above the earth's surface (at altitudes between 40 and 400 kilometers). In such instances, the nuclear blast would interact with the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field to produce an EMP. In addition to the direct effects of the blast, the EMP would impact electrical systems across a wide geographical area. The amount of damage depends primarily on the altitude of the blast and the size of the nuclear warhead. The US Defense Department recently awarded a 7.4 million dollar contract to a California based company to build an EMP generator so it can conduct small scale tests of our vulnerability to such attacks.

Our growing dependence upon computers and other electrical systems has made us especially vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse attack. An EMP could cripple the U.S. by knocking out electrical power, telecommunications and transportation, along with banking and financial networks. The loss of power would also limit our access to fuel and emergency services, as well as food and water supplies. Systems could be down for weeks, months, or even years. It would be as if the United States slipped back into the 19th century - before the advent of cell phones, computers, microwaves and many of the other modern conveniences on which we now depend.

The existence of the electromagnetic pulse has been known since the 1940s, when nuclear weapons were being developed and tested. However, because of a lack of data, the effects of an EMP were not fully known until 1962. At this time, the United States was conducting a series of high-altitude atmospheric tests, code named "Operation Fishbowl," in the Pacific Proving Ground. On July 9, 1962, a test known as "Starfish Prime" was conducted near Johnston Island at an altitude of about 400 kilometers. This 1.4 megaton bomb caused an EMP that disrupted radio stations, destroyed street lights, shut down automobiles and wreaked havoc on electrical equipment throughout the Hawaiian Islands, some 1,400 kilometers away from the site of the blast! The explosion even disrupted radio equipment as far away as Australia. Consequently, in 1963, the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty to counter the considerable threat posed by EMPs.

Thomas C. Schelling, an economist and professor of foreign affairs, national security, nuclear strategy and arms control at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, once wrote that we have "a tendency in our planning to confuse the unfamiliar with the improbable. The contingency we have not considered looks strange; what looks strange is therefore improbable; what seems improbable need not be considered seriously." Those words were written in regards to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In that instance American forces were taken by surprise and the result was catastrophic. Have we learned from our mistake or is history destined to repeat itself? Will we once again be taken by surprise by our adversaries? To some, the threat of an EMP attack may seem improbable, but we would be foolish not to take it seriously.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Good News- Bad News

The good news is that the son of a Hamas leader has accepted Christ as his savior. Amen! The bad news is that he warns the Jews and Israel that they will never have peace with Hamas and/or Islam. He says it is not possible. You can read it here;

Remember that Hamas is the violent party in the Gaza strip who overthrew the democratically elected party of Fatah and would love to overthrow them in the West Bank of Jerusalem as well.

One of the most telling excerpts from the article is this; "You will never, but never have peace with Islam," he says. "Islam...will not allow them to achieve a peace agreement with the Jews." In addition he says the culture of Islam "sanctifies death and the suicide terrorists..." and that supporters of Hamas "don't understand that they are led by a wicked and cruel group that brainwashes the children and gets them to believe that if they carry out a suicide attack they'll get to Paradise."

Please remember this speaker of truth in your prayers as I am sure the forces of evil will come out strong against him for telling it like it is.

Iran-"No choice but talk"

What will the world do as Iran's Ahmadinejad says flat out that Iran won't quit cooking nuclear matter what the world says? Here's his quote from China Daily; "They have no choice but to talk and cooperate with Iran," Ahmadinejad added.

No choice but to that really all that the world's greatest superpower has as a choice...more talk? We know as Christians, our biggest weapon on the world is prayer, so I would encourage us all to be praying against the "demonic Prince of Persia" (who the angels Michael and Gabriel battled in the book of Daniel) and also for the peace of Jerusalem.

Read the China Daily article here;

I would also pray that the US military has some good options in case talk falls apart. Let's remember that God has used armies of the world, using force to accomplish His purposes and discipline His people.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Newt Asks a Question

This is a great article from Newt Gingrich. It ulitmately asks the question, "If talk doesn't work, what are you prepared to do?" I think it is a great question in light of how many people out there are convinced that if you simply keep talking to everyone, you will never have to fight. I believe the opposite is true most of the seems the more you talk, the more you risk offending someone and that offense leads to a fight. Read Newt's article here;

Hat tip to Gary for the article.

Bless the Jews

"I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you," says God to Abraham in referring to the Jews. I believe America has been living under that blessing as we have supported Israel for 60 yrs and been a tool of God to this end.

The other part of the blessing is that God will bless the world through the Jews. Not only does that mean that Jesus, the savior of the world, would come from the Jews, but also tangible blessings that the world and it's people enjoy in this life. Here a few that I plucked from Rosenberg's email;

* The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis working for Motorola.

* Voice mail technology was developed in Israel by Israelis working for Microsoft and Cisco.

* Instant Messenger for America Online was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

* Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies outside the United States and Canada.

* Israel has the highest number of scientists and technicians per capita in the workforce. One hundred forty five out of every ten thousand Israelis are employed in these technical professions.

* Israel is the only country to enter the twenty-first century with a net gain of trees.

* Israel ranks number 2 in the world with the second highest per capita [publishing] of new books.

* Israel has the world's best airline flight security.

* Israel also has the largest number of biotech startups per capita.

* And this one is just flat-out mind blowing - between 1901 and 2006 there have been 750 Nobel Peace Prize winners. Of the 750 winners, Jews have accounted for 158! Twelve million Jews account for twenty-two percent of all Nobel Peace Prizes.