Saturday, May 30, 2009

Home Bible Study Illegal?

We will have to watch this development closely...and if it all turns out to be true, it is very scary foreshadowing.

Apparently, a San Diego couple, who are in ministry, had been having 15 people over for bible study. One day a county government official stopped by and asked questions such as, "Do you sing? Do you say Amen? Do you say Praise the Lord?" The couple were told they must desist from this activity until they obtain the proper permits....or they will be fined until "It gets really ugly."

"The Western Center for Law and Policy is troubled by this draconian move to suppress home Bible studies," said the law center in a statement. "If the current trends in our nation continue, churches may be forced underground. If that happens, believers will once again be forced to meet in homes. If homes are already closed by the government to assembly and worship, where then will Christians meet?"

Read full article here;

Jesus has warned that these things will come upon us like a flood. Even a few years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that we would be reading the headlines that we are reading. It is certainly coming fast.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Has WWIII Already Begun?

It seems the world has gone crazy...and who remains to set it right? North Korea has publicly slapped U.S. power right square in the face, and our response is to offer them more money, food and liquor if Kim Jong promises not to hit us again. Does anyone out there believe that other tyrants, despots and psychos aren't paying close attention to how the powers of the world simply fold up, cry and whine while they write a "not too harsh" letter and enclose another blackmail check?? How can anyone, liberal or conservative, not realize that such behavior is making the world more dangerous day by day?

Let's remind ourselves of the current flash points....Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Hamas in Gaza, Hezollah in Lebanon, Russia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Darfur, Congo, Turkey, Somalia....and that's just off the top of my head.

Two days ago, in North Korea, World War III officially got underway – the war that would pit “crazy” states such as North Korea and Iran, for example, against states we shall characterize as “moderate,” including Egypt, Gulf states, and Saudi Arabia, which at this time leads the Arab initiative for peace with Israel.

Ever since Sunday, the world has gone crazy, and this crazy world is monitoring with horror the struggle between the “moderate” and “crazy” states. The problem is that some of those crazy states – Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea – already have, or will have, a nuclear button to push, while the moderates, headed by the United States, are not eager to rush into battle.

Read full article here;,7340,L-3722339,00.html

We will remind you that we have written about Pakistan in the past because it is probably the most dangerous place in the world....if it tips over, the rest of the world will need to struggle to survive because the Taliban and Al qaida could grab control of the 35 nuclear missiles already set and ready to target and fire. And I heard a Pakistani general yesterday say that they are currently fighting for their very survival. I also heard rumor that the Taliban has figured out where some of the nuclear missiles are hidden and are currently fighting towards those sites.

Does any reader doubt that the Muslim extremists would fire those missiles at "great satan" (the U.S.) and "little satan" (Israel) just as soon as humanly possible? Is everyone getting the vibe that man is coming to an end of his abilities to solve the colossal problems he has created? Is it becoming fairly obvious why so many around the world are hoping and looking for a supernatural savior? Do we Christians understand and believe in our hearts that Jesus is the ONLY true savior and that all other hopes of mankind will lead them to hell? Does that fact break our hearts to realize how many of our friends and family will be forever in hell? Are we doing something about that EVERY SINGLE DAY? Can anyone share with me what can possibly be more important than helping the Lord of the Harvest during this unique moment in time?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Temple Talk

We continue to watch for the Jewish Temple to rebuilt. Why? Because the bible is very clear that the third temple will be in Jerusalem during the Tribulation. So we watch....and realize that the rapture of the church will probably happen before it's built. It's just one more sign that the "children of the light" can look towards to realize that Christ is close.

Remember that the Jews have been working on all the temple instruments, they have been gathering the Levites to start training them as priests, they have dedicated the ephods (robes)....they know that the time is coming for them to re implement sacrifices and begin Temple worship again.

Also remember that the anti-christ will set himself in the Holy of Holies, in the inner room of this temple, and will demand that the world start worshiping him as god. When this event is seen world will usher in the final cataclysmic events that would ultimately destroy all flesh on planet earth...until Jesus himself shortens those days, by returning in bodily form to conquer the anti-christ and his armies. Awesome!! And we will have a ring side seat to this whole event, and watch as Jesus Christ vanquished all his foes.

So we all need to perk up when we see this headline; Raad Salah: Netanyahu will Try to Rebuild the Jewish Temple

“I ask that those with the power to make the political decision hear me,” Salah exhorted his audience. “Netanyahu is about to build the false Temple, and when the Jews build the Temple they will do so upon the ruins of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque].”

Did you catch that? This is a Muslim referring to the yet to be built third temple as the "false" temple. Also he acknowledges that when it is built, it will be built on the ruins of the Muslim mosque that is currently sitting on those Holy acres. And he is imploring his audience to wake up and realize that Netanyahu may be the guy who will try and make that a reality.

Read full article here;

If you have never prayed for the peace of would be a great time to start.

Nuclear Conflict

In yet another sign of how far we have descended into the unkown, Russia is saying they need to prepare for a potential nuclear exchange on the Korean Peninsula.

"We are not talking about stepping up military efforts but rather about measures in case a military conflict, perhaps with the use of nuclear weapons, flares up on the Korean Peninsula," he added.

Friends, have you seen the North Korean president, Kim Jong Il, as of late? He looks like a gopher in a pant suit from a corny Mike Meyer's movie. None of us should trust what this isolated mad man is capable of doing. How terrifying and fascinating that we, as humans, have come to this point...the point where a handful of mad men could terminate life on planet earth.

Read article here;,2506,L-3722406,00.html

Let's remember to pray for Kim Jong, that he would be released from the demons of insecurity and lonliness and come to a saving knowledge of Christ. The bible tells us that prayer is a better way to fight battles...because the battle is truly a spiritual one.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

California Collapse

Last week we talked about how many trends seem to start in California and then move inland. As we all know, California is in financial trouble (as is the entire U.S.) so we are watching what they are doing to see if it may be foreshadowing of what may be coming for the whole country.

Today, Gov. Schwarzenegger sent lawmakers another $5 billion in cuts. This is going to get ugly and may lead to unrest as people deal with the realities of not having enough money to fill all the demands. What would have been considered a luxury 50 yrs ago, is now viewed as a base requirement....and when that base is removed....the citizens are going to howl.

We've posted a few paragraphs below with some comments;

Union members began a 48-hour vigil in the park that surrounds the statehouse, saying that their members would be driven into poverty, and the elderly and disabled deprived of care if Schwarzenegger's proposals are adopted. They also filed a lawsuit in federal court that attempts to stop some of the planned cuts.

So where do these union members believe the money should come from?? Do they want to print it?....or have the Federal Gov't print it and give it to them as a bail out, so we can ALL be on the hook for California's problems? As a resident of Minnesota, I would have a real problem with that. Lord knows we are going to have to make serious cuts ourselves and have no business getting on the hook for the state of CA.

"It shocks the conscience that we have to throw sick children off of welfare to satisfy Wall Street," said Assemblywoman Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa), the budget committee chairwoman. She added: "This used to be the Golden State, and now it is a sorry state and it is not my California."

Dear Ms. Evans....satisfying Wall Street means that the math has to add up (nothing more and nothing less)....and your math hasn't added up for some years now. You have spent way beyond your means and now it's time to tighten your belts and look more like the Midwest and less like Hollywood. It's an admirable cause of yours to have sick children on welfare that your tax roles have paid for....but it's not admirable for you to charge it on the state credit card and send the bill out 20 years for the next generation to pay with interest....that is flat out immoral.

Others, including Assemblyman Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks), said the state must face the situation as it is. "We are being driven by an economy that has absolutely collapsed," said Niello, the committee's vice chairman. "This is no body's vision of where we wanted to be."

Yes Mr. Niello...nobody wants to have a vision of collapse, but sadly that is the result of people spending and living way beyond any sustainable means.

Now, I ask the question again; are we going to be reading this same article in 12 months or 24 months...but instead of being about one will be about our entire nation?

Read entire article here;,0,535715.story

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Who Do You Think Will Win?

The headline in Reuters reads; Netanyahu defies Obama on Israeli settlement freeze

Reuters must believe that it's shocking for anyone to say no to, much less defy "The one." After all, who can stand up to his charisma, charm and grace? And now the stage is set for a potential toe to toe confrontation between the charismatic, charming ruler of The West....and tiny little Israel... who only has 3 smooth stones and a slingshot to defend itself.

Netanyahu's defiant stance set the stage for a possible showdown with President Barack Obama, who, in talks with the new Israeli prime minister in Washington last week, pressed for a halt to all settlement activity, including natural growth, as called for under a long-stalled peace "road map."

Read full article here;

Check out this paragraph as well;
Half a million Jews live in settlement blocs and smaller outposts built in the West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem, all territory captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War.
The World Court says all are illegal. The United States and European Union regard them as obstacles to peace.

So let's review 1967 the Arabs were threatening extermination (again) of all Jews in Israel. So there was a war that Israel won with supernatural speed against overwhelming odds. And what was restored to them was Jerusalem....obviously the most holy and talked about city of the bible. And now God's chosen people want to build in the city that God himself calls the "apple of my eye"....but the WORLD COURT says that's illegal. I don't know about you, but when the World Court stands in sharp conflict with the Word of God....I don't think there will be any doubt about who will win that conflict.

I just wonder how many countries will get cut to pieces in the process of messing with God's things. To anyone out there who believes that America is just too big, too powerful and too "Christian" to get cut to pieces....please pull out your history books and your bible. You won't have to look very deep to discover that those beliefs would be inaccurate.

Hitting Iran

First off, let's remember to be in prayer about the Iranian elections coming up next month. I saw a news blurb on it this morning and there is someone running against Ahamdinejad who has attracted thousands of supporters at a large rally. I have a hunch that Israel is going to wait to see the outcome of those elections before making the tough choice on Iran....about when they are going to strike.

Also, let's not put it past the mullahs of Iran to "change" the outcome of the elections...if they don't go the way they want them to go.

Now, that being said, here are some excerpts from a great article on Israel and Iran.

The resulting lightning victory achieved by Israel is now immortalized by the title "The Six-Day War" and in fact, the victory still swirls not only in geopolitical circles, but also biblical ones. Intellectual honesty demands that a person has to at least consider that God's promises to watch over His people are valid, even when wading through the jungles of international diplomacy in our day. Apart from the Bible, there is simply no way to explain Israel's existence in 2009. (I say Amen to that!)

Johnson's meeting with the urbane Eban is instructive for us right now, especially on the heels of Benjamin Netanyahu's Oval Office meeting with Barack Obama this week. The American president's thuggish behavior with a staunch ally is perhaps explained by old-fashioned hubris. But it doesn't make those of us who support Israel sleep easier. And please don't misunderstand. I'm not worried about Israel. It's the rest of us who are in trouble.

Now let's all pay attention to whose name is coming up later in this article;

Israel, for many months, has been agonizing over when and how to send planes to take out Iran's nuclear facilities. Unlike every other nation, they cannot afford to hope that Iran won't actually fight an apocalyptic war. In fact, it is quite ironic now that certain Christian leaders like Brian McLaren urge Israel to go gentle into that good night and appease the Arabs and consider the "plight" of the Palestinians (who have also been quite clear in stating that they hope Israel disappears).

It's none other than the leader of the Emergent Church, Brian McLaren. And just like lots of Christians before him who question the validity, sincerity and accuracy of the Word of God....he seems to believe that God is done with the Jews and done with Israel.

Wow. God help us as we wander further away from faith in Your Word.

Read full article here;

Monday, May 25, 2009

Time for Another Letter!

It appears that North Korea has not only kept our blackmail money which resulted from their first nuclear test, but they really, truly didn't destroy any of their nuclear material (which was what we bribed them to do)....and as if that wasn't bad enough, now they go and blow up another nuke that was bigger than their first one! So now the world must be heaping what is the world gonna do??? Brazil for one came out strong and called for more talks. Oooooo!! I'm sure Kim Jong Il is shaking in his Olympic sized pool at this very moment. How about the United Nations??? They have to be steaming mad!! Well it turns out that they are so are going to close the doors and draft a new resolution. And if North Korea blows up a bigger nuke tomorrow...then they will draft another BIGGER resolution! Terrifying!!!

Read all about the nuke test here;

Can we see the folly here people?? The rules of the world are; violence, ultimatums and force. That's been the rules since the dawn of man and will be until Christ returns. Jesus told us that's exactly what men will be up to RIGHT UNTIL THE VERY SECOND of his return.

The liberal elites may believe that we have evolved past these rules. And maybe amongst other liberal elites, they have. But the rest of the world is still playing by the old rules. The liberals need to understand that NOTHING will change until brave men with big guns and bombs are sent in to change it, and on this Memorial day we need to remember that. The politicians, librarians, lawyers and community organizers didn't bring freedom to this country. It was the soldiers who went a long way from home and fought against tyranny and oppression that have brought the freedom to this country. We have all heard the saying, "Freedom isn't free!" I just wonder who will be willing to fight for it...because letters, talk and resolutions will not work without soldiers, guns and bombs to immediately back them up.