Saturday, July 18, 2009

Armageddon Alarm Bells

We haven't heard much about Pakistan as of late and because we are all victims of a 10 minute-news-cycle mentality...we just assume that there is no news happening there. And really, ever since Michael Jackson died....maybe events all over the planet have just slowed to nothing so they could also observe the tragic demise of the King of Pop?

Obviously that's not the case. Pakistan is growing more dangerous every day as the threat of Islamic extremists overthrowing the nation continues to rise. Remember, Pakistan already has a dozen nuclear missiles capable of reaching all points on planet earth and if the extremists get control of them, it would be their religious duty to launch them as soon as humanly possible.

At the request of President Obama, Bruce Riedel, a former CIA expert on the region, also chaired an interagency policy review on Afghanistan and nuclear Pakistan. His latest assessment says, "A jihadist victory in Pakistan, meaning the takeover of the nation by a militant Sunni movement led by the Taliban ... would create the greatest threat the United States has yet to face in its war on terror ... [and] is now a real possibility in the foreseeable future." It would bolster al Qaeda's capabilities tenfold, Mr. Riedel concludes. It would also give terrorists a nuclear capability.

Read full article here;

Remember this; the war on terror currently centered in Afghanistan has EVERYTHING to do with what happens in Pakistan as they share a common border and the Taliban moves freely along that border. And how long will it be until the U.S. loses interest in the war in Afghanistan? Already, most U.S. citizens have NO CLUE what the war is about and also have NO CLUE how a sorry outcome may affect us. What we do know is the the U.S. is running out of money...and it is going to get exceedingly more difficult to keep paying for military operations all over the world...especially when our own Vice President is warning of a U.S. bankruptcy.

No Golan, No Talks

A few months ago we looked at a map showing the Golan Heights. It's a small area on the north east side of the Sea of Galilee...but it is at the heart of any possible peace agreement between Syria and Israel....and there appears to be almost no chance that any understanding will happen. Now Syria is issuing an ultimatum saying that there will be no peace talks with Israel unless Israel gives back the Golan BEFORE the talks begin.

Damascus has told the United States bluntly that unless Israel agrees as a precondition to hand over the Golan Heights, there will be no further peace talks.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has categorically rejected any suggestion of withdrawal from the region, which became a part of Israel in 1981 with the Golan Heights Law.
Syrian troops had previously spent decades using the Golan Heights as a position from which to fire at Jewish farmers and their families in the fields of Israel below.

Read full article here;

It certainly appears as if these two countries are in stalemate over this issue. There is no way either will budge on there respective positions....and we still have the unfulfilled prophecy of Isaiah 17 which tells us that Damascus will be we continue to watch this situation very closely.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Biden Hints at U.S. Bankruptcy

Here, fresh from the "Can't make this up!" files comes the latest comments from the second most powerful man in the world...Joe Biden.

“And folks look, AARP knows and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it now. It can’t do it financially.” “We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said. “Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, that's what I’m telling you.”

Read full article here;

It will be very interesting to see what the Obama spin doctors roll out to re-explain what Joe REALLY meant when he said these words.

I have to hand it to least he is telling the truth. It's just probably not wise to say such things at an AARP meeting, knowing full well his words will be broadcast to Iran, India and China. Joe needs to work on his issue of constraint.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Good Times Just Around the Corner!

An economist who correctly called the global financial crisis a few years ago is now saying the worst is behind us and the recession may end this year. The news of his comments made the market go up about 1.5% immediately following his comments. This guy has been referred to in the past as "Dr. Doom" because of his previous dour predictions.

U.S. stocks rose for a fourth day, the longest streak in six weeks, as economist Nouriel Roubini said the worst of the financial crisis is over and reiterated that the recession may end this year, while takeover speculation lifted commodity shares.

“The freefall of the economy has stopped,” Roubini said at a Chilean investors’ conference in New York. “There is light at the end of the tunnel. And the light at the end of the tunnel for once is not the one of an incoming train.”

Read full article here;

Allrightythen!! Let's all celebrate and, for a day at least, try and forget all the doom and gloom of Christian persecution, militant homosexual agendas, Israel attacking Iran, out of control government spending, Obamanation, out of control consumerism, famine, pestilence, increasing frequency of major earthquakes, unsustainable borrowing and radical Islam. At least the stock market is up from it's miserable lows of February!!

Simply put, if God has further plans for America, as a Christian nation, to fulfill His plans on planet earth...then we shall survive and start spending again like we never missed a beat.

On the other hand, if God is going to turn his personal attention to Israel and "the times of the Gentiles" are about over...then this could simply be what we call a "dead cat bounce" and the financial system could slam shut like a trap.

We should keep praying for this nation and it's leaders and keep our eyes focused on eternal things....and keep listening for The Last Trumpet and the voice of our Lord saying, "Come up here!"

Pay by Touch

Many of us thought it was pretty strange when Cub foods implemented a fingerprint scanner at each of it's registers. It seemed very, "Big Brother is watching" and has since been removed for a variety of reasons, some of which the posted article will explain.

The bible is clear that a system will be on planet earth in the Last Days that requires some sort of mark on your body to buy and sell. This means that cash will probably cease to be useful and that all monetary units will be denominated in one global "currency"....meaning that most of the world will be in agreement of what "1" actually means when you see it in your checkbook.

To be sure, we all know the world is trending in this way. I know people who NEVER carry a dollar in their wallet. If they want a pack of gum, they simply swipe their credit card. I will remind you that that swipe leaves a that any government agency who wants to know every thing you bought in the last year could have your VISA records pulled in a few seconds...and they could see every swipe you ever did...and know exactly WHERE you were when you swiped and exactly WHAT it was that you bought and the exact time that you bought it.

We have driven a long way from the gold and silver standards, when our paper money was actually backed by something real. Today we don't even bother with physical money at all. As we depend ever more on computers to handle our finances, we place ourselves in a precarious situation in which we are dependent on those people who run the electronic financial systems. If those people should ever gain too much power, or grow too ruthless, we may long for the days when when we had to hunt for a stamp to pay a bill, the days when the cashier accidentally dropped our pennies on the floor when handing us our change.

Read full article here;

Just to clarify the above paragraph; it's not "if" those people should ever grow too's simply a matter of when. Because the bible says that the anti-christ will be ruthless...and he will be earth's final arbiter of finances before Christ returns to set up his millennial kingdom.

Our Educators

Most of us realize that the majority of public teachers are soundly in the liberal camp. They believe that's where all "smart" people belong....or if a conservative were smart enough, they too would be a liberal.

So it should come as no surprise that when the NEA (National Education Association) held their national convention last week, they pounded on conservative values.

The NEA recently held its annual convention in San Diego, California, where members voted on two issues of importance to those involved in the culture war. One of those issues was whether the union would support same-gender marriage. According to Jeralee Smith, co-founder of the Conservative Educators Caucus, the resolution passed by roughly a two-thirds majority.

The other issue was abortion, and it's obvious where their support for that topic went. Anyone who stood for conservative values was booed at the conference and one of their admin guys summed up best what they think of anyone who disagrees with their views.

During the meeting, the organization's retiring general counsel, Bob Chanin, complained that "conservative and right-wing bastards" are after the NEA and its state affiliates.

Read full article here;

Remember that anyone who is a public teacher has some of their union dues going to support this union. Also remember that you can sign a form once per year and get a refund of your union dues for the amount that went to support the political action arm of the NEA.

Is there any doubt as to the liberal pressure that is being exerted on all of America's school kids?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Free Health Care for All!

Most wouldn't argue that something needs to be done to control out of control medical costs. But with all that's going on in the world and the debt the USA has already hardly seems like a time to roll out some grandiose plan that no one can figure out how to pay for.

But that doesn't seem to slow down the spending spree that Obama and Congress are on. But check out this paragraph;

The liberal-leaning plan lacked figures on total costs, but a House Democratic aide said the total bill would add up to about $1.5 trillion over 10 years. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private calculations. Most of the bill's costs come in the last five years after the 2012 presidential election.

The tax would raise an estimated $544 billion over 10 years.

Did you catch that? The plan would cost $1.5 trillion and the taxes they plan on raising will only collect 1/3 of that. So they plan on sticking some future generation with another $1 trillion of unpayable debt...financed at high interest rates from countries who already don't want to loan us more money. Oh yeah....and they will attempt to hide this fact from everyone until after the next presidential election. That way, Obama can try to postpone our bankruptcy until after he gets re elected.

Read full article here;

Keep praying for Obama and the very lost Congressional leaders.

Finally! Someone Tells the Truth

For anyone who has followed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for a while, we know that the Palestinian leadership does not want true peace with Israel. Peace is just what you negotiate for as a stepping stone to rest on and then gain strength for the next step. The final goal is for the Jews to be gone and the Israeli state put to death.

And now we finally hear this truth from a Fatah official;
The panel discussion shows that in actuality, Fatah is no less firm than Hamas in seeking the goal of Israel’s destruction. Kifah Radaydeh, the deputy head of the Jerusalem chapter of Fatah, says openly that the PA will resume violence and terror against Israel when Fatah is "capable," and "according to what seems right."
"It has been said that we are negotiating for peace,” she further stated, “but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine."

Read article here;

I wonder if Mr. Obama and his advisers read articles like this??... Or will they always be terminally blind to reality?

Monday, July 13, 2009

$1 Trillion for First Time

Many of you have probably seen the #1 headline on Fox News today, but for those that haven't, here it is;
Federal Budget Deficit Tops $1 Trillion for the First Time

The imbalance is intensifying fears about higher interest rates and inflation, and already pressuring the value of the dollar. There's also concern about trying to reverse the deficit -- by reducing government spending or raising taxes -- in the midst of a harsh recession.

The deficit has been propelled by the huge sum the government has spent to combat the recession and financial crisis, combined with a sharp decline in tax revenues. Paying for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan also is a major factor.

Read full article here;

So I ask again....where exactly is the tipping point? At what point are we simply unable to turn the tide around? Then what happens?

Thank you Jesus that you have been here for all of time and know EXACTLY what will happen and that you will always care for the people who love you.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Word From James

James was Jesus' brother and wrote a book in the New Testament. He starts chapter 5 of that book with these words;

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. (emphasis mine)

Is it possible that James is talking about us? Jesus told us to store our wealth in heaven where moth and rust will never destroy. Is it possible that we have ignored Jesus and instead started worshiping the god of consumption and good times?

And finally, a rhetorical question....what happens to people of the bible when they ignore God's word?

Here's the Global Currency

In our last post we talked of a new global currency. And just like that...we have a picture of Russian President Medvedev showing us the new currency. This is a VERY PROPHETIC article and be sure to look at the picture of the Russian President holding the new global coin. Remember that Russia will lead a coalition against Israel probably during the early part of The Tribulation.

“Here it is,” Mr Medvedev said, according to Bloomberg. “You can see it and touch it.” The coin, which was minted in Belgium, was presented to all the G8 leaders attending the summit and bears the words 'unity in diversity.'

Read it and see the photo here;

How much longer can it be until we hear the Last Trumpet?

China Laughs At Us

Let's remember to a few weeks ago when Obama sent Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner to China, to calm the nerves of the Chinese bankers. Geitner told this group of Chinese bankers and investors that the U.S. was committed to taking the necessary steps to maintain a strong dollar...and the room erupted in laughter.

Lets also remember that Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) got together a few weeks ago to discuss the trillions of U.S. debt that they collectively own and to discuss what they were going to do to control the out-of-control U.S. economy....and they didn't invite us to listen in. In fact they told us we couldn't come.

Now we have more of the same;

China has made a series of attacks on the dollar in recent months, and went as far as to question Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, about the trustworthiness of the currency on her visit to China earlier this year.

A policy paper from the governor of the People's Bank of China also laid out an alternative to the dollar in the form of a special international reserve currency administered by the International Monetary Fund.

China holds nearly $2 trillion (£1.23 trillion) of foreign debt, the bulk of which is denominated in dollars, and has expressed its displeasure at the US government's huge deficits and the Federal Reserve's monetary policy. Beijing wants the US to feel obliged to sustain the value of China's assets.

Read full article here;

Remember what the bible tells us..."The borrower will be slave to the lender."

Also remember that the bible tells us there will be some sort of global money system in the Last Days.

And finally, keep in mind that throughout all of human history, a global financial system has never been technically possible....until now.

96 Months Til Collapse

We've had all sort of sources announcing that the world is going to end or, at a very minimum, that everything is going to collapse. There is now a new source adding to the fervor....none other than Prince Charles. You remember him...he was married to Princess Diana who died in a fiery car wreck? What's interesting about this doomsayer is that he is going out on a limb and telling us that that the economy AND the environment are going to wipe out...and according to his calculations, it's going to happen in 96 months.

Delivering the annual Richard Dimbleby lecture, Charles said that without "coherent financial incentives and disincentives" we have just 96 months to avert "irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it."

Now let's remember that Charles is a HUGE consumer himself who spends copious amounts of money buying anything and everything that money can buy and lavishing he and his family with every kind of luxury....but never mind that while he preaches about the ills of consumerism;

Last night the Prince said: "But for all its achievements, our consumerist society comes at an enormous cost to the Earth and we must face up to the fact that the Earth cannot afford to support it. Just as our banking sector is struggling with its debts – and paradoxically also facing calls for a return to so-called 'old-fashioned', traditional banking – so Nature's life-support systems are failing to cope with the debts we have built up there too.

"If we don't face up to this, then Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust. And no amount of quantitative easing will revive it."

Read the full article here;

It reminds us a little bit of Al Gore....flying his jumbo jet around the world to speak at every global warming conference while heating his 8000 square foot home using fossil fuels....but telling the world we need to quit emitting carbon.