Saturday, October 24, 2009

Iran Misses One More Deadline

Yes it's true. The West keeps giving deadlines to Iran for cooperating in it's illegal nuclear weapons program....and Iran just keeps ignoring them.

So what does The West do? They just keep pushing the deadline further out. This process emboldens Iran and continues to prove that The West has no intention of hitting Iran with a really large stick.

IRAN has again failed to do deadlines. It has been evading them in the seven years since an opposition group first outed its extensive covert nuclear programme, despite five UN Security Council resolutions that have told it to halt its suspect nuclear work. After talks that ended in Vienna on October 21st, Iran and the three countries trying to strike a side-deal over new fuel for a Tehran-based nuclear reactor were told by Mohamed ElBaradei, outgoing chief of the UN’s nuclear guardian, that they had just two days to take his draft agreement or leave it.

To thumb their nose even more, Iran has been dodging questions on it's recently discovered Uranium enrichment plant buried deep in a mountain. Evidently, this plant has no reason for existence except to make weapons. So what does The West do?.... nothing.

Meanwhile, after a three- week delay at Iran’s insistence, UN nuclear inspectors were due to visit a uranium-enrichment plant which until recently had been concealed. It is built deep in a mountainside on a military compound near the city of Qom. Inspectors need more than a look at Qom’s machinery. They require access to documents and people too. But Iran has refused such co-operation elsewhere. Nor will it answer questions about activities that have little rationale except for bomb-building. And it is dragging its feet over a next date for wider talks with America, three European governments, Russia and China, who are trying to divine its real nuclear intent.

Read article here;

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Next Financial Crisis

Lately, we have talked a lot about the U.S. imploding because of the financial mess we have put ourselves in. To Bible readers, this should come as no surprise....why?...because that's what happens to nations who worship false idols.

The idol that America has been worshiping is the god of Mammon. Mammon is the god of wealth and luxury. Our God is a jealous God. He was jealous when the ancient Jews started worshiping the Canaanite gods thousands of years ago....and He is He is jealous of us all worshiping at Mammon's trough.

Today in the Wall Street Journal, a prof from Carnegie Mellon University had this to say;

The United States is headed toward a new financial crisis. History gives many examples of countries with high actual and expected money growth, unsustainable budget deficits, and a currency expected to depreciate. Unless these countries made massive policy changes, they ended in crisis. We will escape only if we act forcefully and soon.

As long ago as the 1960s, then French President Charles de Gaulle complained that the U.S. had the "exorbitant privilege" of financing its budget deficit by issuing more dollars. Massive purchases of dollar debt by foreigners can of course delay the crisis, but today most countries have their own deficits to finance. It is unwise to expect them, mainly China, to continue financing up to half of ours for the next 10 or more years. Our current and projected deficits are too large relative to current and prospective world saving to rely on that outcome.

Read article here;

His comments go on the back of what we talked about last Sunday in adult education. Our lavish lifestyles were built on the fact that foreign investors were only too happy to finance our huge budget deficits.

It's exactly like someone going out and buying furniture, vacations, SUV's, and motor boats on a low interest rate credit card. It's fun as long as the credit card company keeps raising your credit limit...and keeps your interest rate really low. But the whole party comes to a halt the instant they raise your rate to 21% and at the same time quit giving you any more credit.

Only then does the reality of what you have done sink in. Only then do you realize that you will spend the rest of your working days and ALL of your income paying back money for a motorboat that doesn't even work anymore. What fun is that??

Revelation 3:17 warns believers; "You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor blind and naked."

Sounds a lot like all of us who have sat contentedly in our church pews... happy to listen to a nice story and hear a good song...but anxiously looking at our watches so we can get back to enjoying our furniture, vacations, SUV's and motorboats.

Pray earnestly that God will forgive us for worshiping Mammon and heal our hearts.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Is Allah Writing on Babies?

An interesting story from Russia is in the news today. It appears that a baby is having verses from the Koran appear on his skin. He is being called the "miracle baby".

IZLYAR, Russia — A "miracle" baby has brought a kind of mystical hope to people in Russia's mostly Muslim southern fringe who are increasingly desperate in the face of Islamist violence.
From hunchbacked grandmas to schoolboys, hundreds of pilgrims lined up this week in the blazing sunshine to get a glimpse of 9-month-old baby Ali Yakubov, on whose body they say verses from the Koran appear and fade every few days.

Pinkish in color and several centimeters high, the Koranic verse "Be thankful or grateful to Allah" was printed on the infant's right leg in clearly legible Arabic script this week, religious leaders said. Visiting foreign journalists later saw a single letter after the rest had vanished.

Read full article here;

What could this mean? Could it be a miracle? Can Allah actually do miracles?

Let's think about this and run it through God's only word...the Bible.

Let's look at Mark 13:22 and the words of Jesus; "For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect--if that were possible."

Since we know that Satan is the Father of all lies, we can safely conclude that he is also the father of these false prophets who will perform miracles.

So could this baby actually have words appearing on his bet. But we know those words did not come from Jesus....but were sent to deceive.

It's Only a Matter of Time

According to best-selling author Jerome Corsi, the U.S. Government is officially's simply a matter of time before the public realizes it.

Corsi plugs into a lot of the same info we have recently talked about in adult education at BCC. We just talked about this last Sunday and here it is again;

"The appetite of foreign buyers to purchase continued trillions of U.S. debt has become more questionable as the world has witnessed the rapid deterioration of the U.S. fiscal condition in the current financial crisis," Williams noted.

Corsi wrote, "The sad reality is that the U.S. Treasury has not reserved any funds to cover the future Social Security and Medicare obligations we are incurring today."

Corsi is right. The foreign investors and governments are stuffed full of U.S. Promises to Pay (Treasury Bills and Notes) and most likely will not be buying anymore. So who will continue to give us the money we need to keep things running? NO ONE!

So where will we get the money when the Capital calls and says there checkbook is empty? The Treasury will then start printing even more essence, creating it out of thin air.

And for every dollar that is printed out of thin air....the dollars that we already hold in our savings accounts and investments gets devalued a little bit at a time. If they start printing trillions of dollars, we will end up like all the Banana Republics of South and Central one will want a U.S. dollar because they will be worthless.

Read article here;

It's simply more evidence that NO GOVERNMENT CAN STAND UNLESS GOD DESIRES IT TO STAND FOR HIS PURPOSES. And the U.S. may very well disappear like the great empires of Babylon, Greece, Rome and Persia.

Pray for a revival...where all citizens of the U.S. will turn to God and seek his face....only then will He heal our land.

Hat tip to Adam G.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Buy Gold!

Have we all noticed that you can't turn on your radio or TV without some pitchman screaming at us to buy gold?

Have we seen the commercials that invite you to drop your gold in a postage paid envelope and send it to some place in Atlanta where they promise to give you cash for your "old gold"? Honestly, there must be a sucker born every minute to buy into this one.

We have posted previously about the 1933 Gold Confiscation Act where FDR demanded that all U.S. citizens turn in their gold to Fort Knox under penalty of fines and/or prison.

So what's going on?

I smell a bubble. And who will be left holding the bag?? The small investor....who is always the last one to get in and undoubtedly will lose the most.

As a result, gold now has “some of the poorest fundamentals I've seen in the market for a long time," Kitco analyst Jon Nadler told the magazine. Kitco is a bullion dealer in Montreal.

Increasingly, that leaves small investors alone to pump up prices, a bad sign if you’re the last to get in on the run upwards.

Let's remember that what drives people into gold is the fear of a paper-money collapse.

So why buy gold at all? Plenty of famous names, among them Warren Buffett, maintain that gold is essentially an insurance policy, a hedge against not inflation but an utter collapse of money itself.

The Omaha billionaire has warned repeatedly that Fed policy guarantees a long-term decline for the dollar. But inflation, while inevitable, can be controlled by a swift change in Fed interest rate policy.

Did you see that? "...a hedge against not inflation but an utter collapse of money itself", says Warren.

And notice that the author says that inflation can be controlled by a swift change in Fed interest rate policy. THAT MAKES A MAJOR ASSUMPTION THAT GLOBAL INVESTORS WILL HAVE ANY INTEREST IN BUYING AND OWNING U.S. DOLLARS!

Read article here;

There is no doubt that the inhabitants of planet earth will be running to and fro trying desperately to figure out what to do with their wealth.

But Jesus tells us to focus on eternal things....because all we see is passing away.

U.S. Would Join Israeli Strike

Many of us have wondered allowed; "What would the U.S. do if Israel strikes Iran?"

The linked article casts some light on this.

The United States would find it difficult not to join an Israeli air strike in the event that Jerusalem decides to strike Iran's nuclear facilities, a former top-ranking U.S. Air Force officer told participants at a conference this weekend organized by a Washington think tank.

Charles F. Wald, former deputy commander of United States European Command, said a military strike on Iran could set back the Islamic Republic's alleged nuclear weapons program by several years, but cautioned, "I don't think Israel can do it alone."

They also asked this guy if the U.S. may shoot down Israeli jets as they crossed Iraqi airspace, as Jimmy Carter's aide had suggested.

Wald was also asked to comment on the suggestion by Jimmy Carter's former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski last month that the U.S. shoot down Israeli warplanes if they try to fly over Iraq to attack Iran.

"The chance of that," Wald said, "is zero - no, less than zero."

And finally, we have a glimmer of hope that Iran may not be a suicidal regime.

"The Tehran regime doesn't seek suicide," Farkash said. "When they realize we mean business this time, they won't want to lose their regime."

Read full article here;

So far now, we will all just need to watch, wait and pray.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Can Obama Sign Away the USA?

Yesterday in adult education, someone in the audience brought up a conference that had happened a few days ago at Bethel College in St Paul. A man by the name of Lord Monckton spoke about the upcoming Copenhagen conference that addresses global warming.

If Lord Monckton is correct on what he thinks is soon coming....Obama is about to sign on to a global treaty that could be catastrophic to the U.S. in regards to our wealth, power and sovereignty.

Watch this video here;

From a prophetic point of view, the discussion in the video of "global governments" means that there may be a big push for the framework and foundation of a one-world-government....because we need one to save the world.

Remember that when the anti-christ is revealed he will step into the limelight and run that one-world-government.

Remember to keep praying for Obama that his mind will be clear and that he will remember to stay on the path to continue blessing Israel. As Christians we need to be fighting this battle on our knees because it may be too late to fight it with our votes and voices.

Hat tip to Lisa H.

Full Faith and Confidence

Yesterday in adult education we talked about the U.S. dollar and how our printed paper money can have any value at all. The reason that it does is because it is backed by the "full faith and confidence" in the U.S. government.

We asked the question, "What would happen if the world lost faith and confidence in the U.S. government?"

Today I opened my email and had a new one from Hal Lindsey who has his own prophecy show every week on cable TV. Here is what he said;

On this week's edition of "The Hal Lindsey Report": I'll take a look at the travails of the US dollar. It used to be based directly on gold. Today, it's based on the "full faith and credit" of the United States. The problem with that is the rest of the world is losing faith in America and our credit is in the toilet. Where does that leave the dollar?

It leaves the rest of the world growing increasingly uncomfortable with the dollar. So much so that some of our longtime allies have been holding secret meetings to discuss establishing a new reserve currency for oil trading. The World Bank is already saying that the old order is gone. The United Nations wants to put the brakes on the excessive spending of the United States. Analysts say that some nations are dumping their US dollars at the rate of 30 billion per month. Once the dollar is replaced as the world's reserve currency, its value may become a day-to-day question.

If you have a chance, see if you can watch Hal's show this week and see if you can glean any more info.

Remember, when God has no further use for a nation...that nation can literally disappear as if it were washed away in a flood. Our ONLY confidence, as inhabitants of USA, lies in the foundation of Jesus Christ...because the USA will certainly vanish...we just don't know exactly when.

Back From the Future

This article is certainly stranger than fiction...but since it's scientists who are claiming the has to be addressed with a scientific answer.

Here's what's going on in a nutshell. Over in Switzerland scientists made a super collider that is under some mountain and consists of a circular tunnel over 17 miles long. The plan is to accelerate particles to the speed of light and race them around this tunnel and smash them into each other, thereby recreating the "big bang" except on a tiny level.

One thing they hoped to see was how time was "bent" when things travel fast. Time bending is a proven fact that Albert Einstein first hypothesized in his famous formula, E = MC squared. In layman's terms, Einstein's theory of relativity states that if an object could be accelerated to travel at the speed of light....time ceases to exist.

So get this....the collider has been racked with so many problems that make no scientific sense that some of the smartest scientists are actually claiming that something is coming BACK FROM THE FUTURE AND SABOTAGING THE PROJECT!

Further, the article wonders if God is actually doing something to prevent these experiments because He wants to protect man from something....OR.....wants to prevent man from finding out something.

The LHC, (the collider) they suggest, may be sabotaging itself from the future — twisting time to generate a series of scientific setbacks that will prevent the machine fulfilling its destiny.

At first sight, this theory fits comfortably into the crackpot tradition linking the start-up of the LHC with terrible disasters. The best known is that the £3 billion particle accelerator might trigger a black hole capable of swallowing the Earth when it gets going. Scientists enjoy laughing at this one.

This time, however, their ridicule has been rather muted — because the time travel idea has come from two distinguished physicists who have backed it with rigorous mathematics.

What Holger Bech Nielsen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, are suggesting is that the Higgs boson, the particle that physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be “abhorrent to nature”.

What does that mean? According to Nielsen, it means that the creation of the boson at some point in the future would then ripple backwards through time to put a stop to whatever it was that had created it in the first place.

Read full article here;

So why does this article merit posting on a prophecy blog? Because of the headline;
A particle God doesn’t want us to discover

Suicide Bombers

Suicide bombers are almost a daily headline these days. We have gotten used to them in Iraq and now they are now blowing themselves up Pakistan on a regular basis....but yesterday they moved into southern Iran where a bomber killed 42 people.

Here's what's interesting; Iran is blaming Pakistan, Britain and the U.S. for this suicide attack.

The suicide bomber detonated his bomb vest at the gate of a sports complex in the town of Pisheen as delegates arrived for a meeting to promote rapprochement between Sunnis and Shias. Two of the dead were employees of the state broadcaster IRIB, the company said.

General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the Guards’ ground forces, told Iranian television that the bombers were trained by the West.

“The base of the terrorists and rebels has not been in Iran. They are trained by America and Britain in some of the neighbouring countries,” he said.

Read it here;

The $100,000 dollar question is; does Iran truly believe that Britain and the U.S. had anything to do with this just Iran's latest move in the big chess game they are playing with The West? They certainly understand that by making these accusations against the U.S., Iran can try and put the U.S. government on it's heals and further delay talking about their illegal attempt to acquire nuclear weapons and threaten the entire world.