Saturday, April 11, 2009

Global Cooperation Needed

As we have been saying, the problems confronting planet earth are going to ultimately require a unified global effort...and this will push us ever closer to a time when one ruler will be able to consolidate power. The bible tells us that ruler will ultimately be the anti-christ....and the last seven years of humans ruling planet earth will come to a sudden end when Christ returns.

This headline in today's news gives us more evidence that movement towards this end is happening at an ever faster pace;
Obama: World's problems require global cooperation

Read full article here;

Anti-Semitism on Campus

This report should not surprise anyone, but it should be one more warning of how the blessing on the U.S. may be running out. It should also be a wake up call of why we should all be teaching our kids about the Jews and Israel BEFORE we send them off to college.

The Pro-Palestinian's Real Agenda
by Khaled Abu Toameh
Hatred for the Jewish state is being promoted on American campuses.

During a recent visit to several university campuses in the U.S., I discovered that there is more sympathy for Hamas there than there is in Ramallah.

Listening to some students and professors on these campuses, for a moment I thought I was sitting opposite a Hamas spokesman or a would-be-suicide bomber.

I was told, for instance, that Israel has no right to exist, that Israel's "apartheid system" is worse than the one that existed in South Africa and that Operation Cast Lead was launched only because Hamas was beginning to show signs that it was interested in making peace and not because of the rockets that the Islamic movement was launching at Israeli communities.

I was also told that top Fatah operative Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life terms in prison for masterminding terror attacks against Israeli civilians, was thrown behind bars simply because he was trying to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Furthermore, I was told that all the talk about financial corruption in the Palestinian Authority was "Zionist propaganda" and that Yasser Arafat had done wonderful things for his people, including the establishment of schools, hospitals and universities.

The good news is that these remarks were made only by a minority of people on the campuses who describe themselves as "pro-Palestinian," although the overwhelming majority of them are not Palestinians or even Arabs or Muslims.

The bad news is that these groups of hard-line activists/thugs are trying to intimidate anyone who dares to say something that they don't like to hear.

When the self-designated "pro-Palestinian" lobbyists are unable to challenge the facts presented by a speaker, they resort to verbal abuse.

On one campus, for example, I was condemned as an "idiot" because I said that a majority of Palestinians voted for Hamas in the January 2006 election because they were fed up with financial corruption in the Palestinian Authority.

On another campus, I was dubbed as a "mouthpiece for the Zionists" because I said that Israel has a free media. There was another campus where someone told me that I was a 'liar" because I said that Barghouti was sentenced to five life terms because of his role in terrorism.

And then there was the campus (in Chicago) where I was "greeted" with swastikas that were painted over posters promoting my talk. The perpetrators, of course, never showed up at my event because they would not be able to challenge someone who has been working in the field for nearly 30 years.

What struck me more than anything else was the fact that many of the people I met on the campuses supported Hamas and believed that it had the right to "resist the occupation" even if that meant blowing up children and women on a bus in downtown Jerusalem.

I never imagined that I would need police protection while speaking at a university in the U.S. I have been on many Palestinian campuses in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and I cannot recall one case where I felt intimidated or where someone shouted abuse at me.

Ironically, many of the Arabs and Muslims I met on the campuses were much more understanding and even welcomed my "even-handed analysis" of the Israeli-Arab conflict. After all, the views I voiced were not much different than those made by the leaderships both in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. These views include support for the two-state solution and the idea of coexistence between Jews and Arabs in this part of the world.

The so-called pro-Palestinian "junta" on the campuses has nothing to offer other than hatred and de-legitimization of Israel. If these folks really cared about the Palestinians, they would be campaigning for good government and for the promotion of values of democracy and freedom in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Their hatred for Israel and what it stands for has blinded them to a point where they no longer care about the real interests of the Palestinians, namely the need to end the anarchy and lawlessness, and to dismantle all the armed gangs that are responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent Palestinians over the past few years.

The majority of these activists openly admit that they have never visited Israel or the Palestinian territories. They don't know -- and don't want to know -- that Jews and Arabs here are still doing business together and studying together and meeting with each other on a daily basis because they are destined to live together in this part of the world. They don't want to hear that despite all the problems life continues and that ordinary Arab and Jewish parents who wake up in the morning just want to send their children to school and go to work before returning home safely and happily.

What is happening on the U.S. campuses is not about supporting the Palestinians as much as it is about promoting hatred for the Jewish state. It is not really about ending the "occupation" as much as it is about ending the existence of Israel.

Many of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas officials I talk to in the context of my work as a journalist sound much more pragmatic than most of the anti-Israel, "pro-Palestinian" folks on the campuses.

Over the past 15 years, much has been written and said about the fact that Palestinian school textbooks don't promote peace and coexistence and that the Palestinian media often publishes anti-Israel material.

While this may be true, there is no ignoring the fact that the anti-Israel campaign on U.S. campuses is not less dangerous. What is happening on these campuses is not in the frame of freedom of speech. Instead, it is the freedom to disseminate hatred and violence. As such, we should not be surprised if the next generation of jihadists comes not from the Gaza Strip or the mountains and mosques of Pakistan and Afghanistan, but from university campuses across the U.S.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Christianity Collapse

The bible is very clear that in the last days there will be a great apostasy (falling away) as believers turn from Christianity. Many watchers that I talk to and read believe that persecution is coming for Christians...and it may come for us faster than any could have imagined.

This collapse will herald the arrival of an anti-Christian chapter of the post-Christian West. Intolerance of Christianity will rise to levels many of us have not believed possible in our lifetimes, and public policy will become hostile toward evangelical Christianity, seeing it as the opponent of the common good.

Read full article here;

If any of you have been in a debate with a liberal in the recent past, you can see how their venom explodes as soon as you mention the name of Jesus or talk about the U.S. being a Christian nation. That, my friends, is foreshadowing.

For anyone reading this in church leadership....what are we doing to prepare our flock for this turmoil? Are we even telling the flock about what is going on and how it may happen?? Or do we prefer to keep our message light, fun and everyone can enjoy it?

The bible has some stern warnings for leaders who lead their followers in the wrong direction. It may be time to reread those.

Hat tip to Guy for the article.

Sound Familiar?

As we all know, America is not the only country going through financial uncertainties. Japan, which is among the top 5 largest economies in the world, is also having serious problems. It appears they are choosing to handle their crisis in the same way we are....borrow our way out of it.

Some of these quotes are pretty prophetic;

“The fiscal situation of the government is deteriorating faster than anyone imagined,” Daley said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. The government needs to address its debt “so the Japanese consumer feels comfortable that their pension system is viable. They will then start to unlock those savings,” he said. (emphasis mine)

Jesus said that The End will come like a flood....faster than anyone could have imagined.

Here's another good one;

“The stimulus will probably prevent Japan from falling apart in the short term, but it will leave a massive bill for the future,” said Hiromichi, chief economist at Credit Suisse Group AG in Tokyo. “The package doesn’t do anything to promote a sustainable economic recovery.” (emphasis mine)

It's simply amazing that we are having a discsussion about Japan falling apart.

Read it here;

The same concerns brought forth in this article apply to the U.S. as well. All this debt and printed money may save us in the short term, but probably won't do anything to promote a sustainable economic recovery.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Obama to Participate in Seder

In the Wall Street Journal today, (of all places), we can read that Obama and his family plans a Seder on Thursday night at the White House, apparently marking the first time a president has particpated in the traditional Passover feast.

Now get this;
"The ritual, which celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt, also provides a chance for the Obamas and several administration aids to look back on their own extraordinary journey over the past year, officials said."

If you look close, you can see Obama wearing a Jewish skull cap.

What the heck is this guy trying to do? Is he comparing his own journey to become president to the Jews being led out of Egypt!! Are you even kidding me??

This whole messiah thing that Obama has going is getting more bizarre than I could have even imagined.

Obama Will Tinker With Sun

In our attempt to keep an eye on Obama's diety...this Fox News headline has to be seen;

Obama May Block Sun's Rays to End Global Warming

You can read the full article here;,2933,513242,00.html

We realize that many of you are wondering if Obama is the anti-christ. Most biblical scholars know that the anti-christ will come from the revived Roman empire (Europe to Turkey)...because the book of Daniel says it pretty plainly. So Obama, in his role as President of the U.S., would not be able to fulfill that prophecy.

However....what if the rapture were to happen soon? We know America would crumble and fold when millions disappear... and what if the remaining European Union asked Obama to come and be the president of their union? Could he then fulfill the prophecy of Daniel? Some scholars we have talked to say, "yes".

But PLEASE remember...this is all just speculation and fun to watch for. Thessalonians is very clear the the anti-christ will not be totally revealed until the Holy Spirit is withdrawn from earth in the Rapture of the church. That means that you and I may have a fun conversation someday soon in our glorified bodies and we can say, "Ah-ha!! I figured it had to be him!"

Hat tip to Julie E. for the Fox headline. Keep watching!!

MAJOR Prophetic Headline

Here is what the headline reads today on the Israeli News service, Haaretz;

Obama team readying for confrontation with Netanyahu

The article goes on to say;

The Obama administration is expecting a clash with Netanyahu over his refusal to support the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Read it here;

I don't think we need to remind you folks that the bible is fairly clear on what happens to countries who mess with God's Holy Land...and God's Holy doesn't go well for them.

We have an idea that if Obama starts spouting the same anti-Israel rhetoric that Europe has been spouting...that the U.S. could be brought down from power even quicker than it was brought to power.

Cashless Society

The bible tells us very clearly that a day is coming when you will need the mark of the beast (anti-christ) in order to buy and sell. So one of the things we have been watching for is the development of a monetary system that simply supplies debits and credits...just numbers on a page. That way, a computer can monitor every financial transaction and a bar code on an arm or chip implanted on every person will allow the computer to debit or credit the correct account.

For the last 1500 years, people would read Revelation 13:16, "He (anti-christ) also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to reveive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666."

The past 40 generations of man reading this would have had absolutely no concept of how this could possibly be fulfilled. So they assumed that Revelation must all be symbolic and it was largely ignored. I know that when I heard the book mentioned as I was growing up, I would hear, "Why bother reading one can figure out what that all means."

In the same way when Revelation talks about the entire world seeing the two witnesses talked of in Chapter 11....people figured there was no way possible the whole world could ever "see" they dismissed it.

Today, we know that a $700 laptop has the capability to store information on all 7 billion people of planet earth....we know that TV satelites can broadcast pictures all over the world instantaneously for everyone to "see" the Olympics at the same time....and we know that we almost have a cashless society right now in Western civilzation. Certainly, technology has been moving is quickly towards the literal fulfillment of these ancient writings.

Read about cashless society here;

Finally, please remember that Daniel the prophet told us that in the Last Days..."knowledge shall increase." So think about it....mankind used horses for transportation for the last 4000 years...and in the last hundred years, mankind went from horseback to remote control cameras landing on Mars and sending back pictures! In the last 30 years the knowledge on earth doubled every 18 months...I have a good idea that we are in the day the Daniel warned us about.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Most of you know the joke about CNN standing for COMMUNIST NEWS NETWORK. I just happened to walk by a TV and CNN was on it. The headlines read this;

President Obama's Global Outreach
Does he have an advantage over his predecessors?

Of course the backdrop was beautiful pictures of Obama smiling with all the world leaders at G20, then smiling with Turkey's president and finally beaming pictures of Obama making a drop by in Iraq to the cheers of U.S. soldiers.

To worsen the charade even further...the four panelists they were "interviewing" for this story, all must have been current lover's of Obama because they were fairly gushing in an attempt to explain how wonderful Obama is for the world...and how utterly awful his predecessor (Bush) was.

Please tell me you can all see that Obama is a foreshadowing of the anti-christ!!!

Resurrection Evidence

In light of it being Easter week, I wanted to link an awesome article by Josh McDowell.

I claim to be an historian. My approach to Classics is historical. And I tell you that the evidence for the life, the death, and the resurrection of Christ is better authenticated than most of the facts of ancient history . . .
E. M. Blaiklock Professor of Classics Auckland University

Read full article here;

We all need to remember that we never need be ashamed of the gospel. The facts are there!

Israel Withdrawing

The world community seems to be growing impatient with Israel. They want a solution to the Palestinian problem and they want it now....or they will blame Israel for the failure. Read here how Germany and the EU are becoming vocal about pressure on Israel;

” The new Israeli government, he explained, must "prove through its actions that it will accept a Palestinian state."

Read it here;

In response to the growing pressure, Israel is starting to realize that they are going to be on their own. America is making it obvious that we won't really do anything to defend Israel but have only said we would punish those who have already attacked her. (See Hilary Clinton's quotes regarding this) Israel is not going to wait for another Holocaust.

Now Israel is saying that the world should back off and let Israel figure things out on it's own time.

The world “should not stand over us with a stopwatch,” Lieberman added, in what was seen as a response to recent international pressure regarding talks with the PA.

Read it here;

Things are shaping up on this front to put Israel all on it's own...just as the bible said it would the Last Days.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cosmic Deception

Many of you have heard me talk about "aliens", UFO's, fallen angels and the Nephilim of Genesis Chapter 6. I introduced the subject in adult education during our time together in December.

Whenever I speak of such things I usually start out by asking my listeners if they believe in angels. Everyone is pretty unanimous that they do. I then ask them to read the definition of "alien" as found in the dictionary, which basically says "any intelligent life form that is not of the human species." So by definition, anyone who believes in angels also believes in aliens...since angels, Cherubim and Seraphim are most definately NOT human beings but do have intelligence. Also please remember that Paul told us that human beings were created a little BELOW the angelic beings, which to me means they have powers, intelligence and ability that humans do not have.

I next ask my listeners if they believe the story of the bible that tells us 1/3 of the angelic beings followed Lucifer (satan)into rebellion and fell from heaven. Again, I have never had a bible reader that disagrees with the biblical account. So where do you think this 1/3 of the fallen angels currently exist? Where are they?

The good news for me is that I'm not alone in my understanding of these supernatural discussions. Today, Jan Markell ministries published an article about such matters. And Jan Markell ministries reaches thousands of people every day. You can read the article here;

Thessalonians says that a "great deception" is coming for planet earth...and an "alien" invasion force of demons landing on planet earth with a grand story and accompanied by signs and miracles would certainly deceive most of the inhabitants left on earth. If you look at the movies that are currently playing that involve aliens, you will quickly see that the earth's population will certainly be accepting of their existence.


Proverbs 18:11 tells us, "The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall." (emphasis mine)

First off remember that everyone who is reading this blog today is "rich", so this Proverb is speaking to us all. We have food in the fridge, a computer, clothes on your back and shelter over your head so by world standards...we are rich.

I was reading this Proverb from the Life Application Study Bible this morning. Now here's what's really interesting...if you go to the anotation at the bottom of the page, the writer of the anotation had this to say;

"In imagining that their wealth is their strongest defense, rich people are sadly mistaken. Money cannot provide safety--there are too many ways for it to lose it's power. The government may cease to back it, thieves may steal it; inflation my rob it of all it's value. But God never loses power. He is always dependable. Where do you look for security and safety--uncertain wealth or God who is always faithful?"

It appears this bible, with notes, was put together in the mid-1960's. How interesting it is that the writers of the notes thought to mention that currencies can (and do) fail and also that if you print too much of can lose it's value. Hmmmm??....does that sound familiar to anyone today?

Earthquake Prophet Silenced

The quake toll in Italy keeps rising as does the realization of the devastation that it caused. But one guy knew it was coming last week. A seismologist in Italy was so convinced that a big quake was coming, that last week he drove a van with loudspeakers through the village and warned everyone to get out. But it seems no one listened...and now for thousands of's too late.

A scientist warned a 'big one' was on the way only days before the devastating earthquake struck.
Seismologist Gioacchino Giuliani toured the medieval mountain town in a van with loudspeakers warning locals to evacuate.

But he was silenced by the authorities. The country's worst quake for 30 years struck at 3.30am on Monday morning, measuring 6.3 on the 10-point Richter scale.

Read the article here;

Now make a connection to all the prophecy watchers who are telling us that "prophetic events events are in fast forward mode." They are also telling everyone that something cataclysmic is set to happen for planet earth.

"Pay attention to the signs! Israel is back in the land, wars and rumors of wars are happening at an alarming pace, mankind has become lovers of violence, earthquakes are off the charts, knowledge has increased exponantially in the last century, strange signs in the skies are being seen, and the love of many has grown cold!! Turn to Christ before it's too late!! His name is the only name under heaven that has the power to save!!"

But how many people will listen?


Has anyone else noticed that political discussions among friends have grown much more divisive? If you have, it's not just your imagination. The division between liberals and conservatives has been growing over the past 30 years and you can see it pretty plainly in the article below.

We've heard from some prophecy watchers that this growing trend has been a precurrsor to civil unrest and even civil war if you look at history. It makes us wonder if the record gun and ammo sales taking place may be related?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Quake Hits Italy

As we have said in the recent past, earthquakes seem to be happening so often that we have quit posting them. That being said, yesterday's quake in Italy has the attention of the world...for today anyway.

This quote from Italy caught my prophetic attention because it used the words "worst" and "millenium";

He added: "This is the worst disaster to have hit Italy since the start of the millennium and I would appeal to people not to go to the area."

Read the full article here;

It was also said the earthquakes are rare in this part of Italy. We wonder if that makes it qualify for Christ's warnings of "earthquakes in various places"?