Friday, February 26, 2010

That's One Big Iceberg!

The news is reporting today that an iceberg the size of Luxembourg (that's a country) broke off from an ice shelf in Antarctica.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An iceberg the size of Luxembourg has broken off from a glacier in Antarctica after being rammed by another giant iceberg, scientists said on Friday, in an event that could affect ocean circulation patterns.

See it here;

The world is really starting to groan and long for what it will become....when Jesus comes back to establish His kingdom during the Millenium.

Scientists will attempt to point to this event as even more evidence of global warming....but Bible readers will understand this is simply more evidence of "groaning", and set it beside all the other strange weather and earth events that seem to be increasing in frequency with every passing day.

Jihad on Switzerland

Come on now!! Who doesn't like the Swiss?? They have been neutral for hundreds of years and practice the idea of, "You leave us alone and we'll leave you alone."

So what's up with Libya declaring jihad (holy war) against the Swiss?

"Let us wage jihad against Switzerland, Zionism and foreign aggression," he said.
"Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against Muhammad, God and the Koran."

Those words were issued by the Supreme Leader of Libya, Mr. Gaddafi.

You can read it here;

One question I have for Mr. Gaddafi.....If we wanted to build a big church in Libya and put up a bell tower with a cross on top....would you let us do that?

Also remember why we watch Libya...because they are one of the named players in Ezekiel 38-39.

Annihilate Israel

Syria and Iran are getting together to talk about their favorite topic....getting rid of Israel...and making fun of the U.S.

JERUSALEM -- The presidents of Iran and Syria on Thursday ridiculed U.S. policy in the region and pledged to create a Middle East "without Zionists," combining a slap at recent U.S. overtures and a threat to Israel with an endorsement of one of the region's defining alliances.

Read it here;

How much longer will these long time haters of Israel wait before someone pulls the trigger?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Israel and Its Drones

I don't need to tell anyone familiar with Ezekiel 38 what this article means to prophecy watchers;

Israel unveils new drone fleet that can reach Iran

TEL NOF AIR FORCE BASE, Israel – Israel's air force on Sunday introduced a fleet of huge pilotless planes that can remain in the air for a full day and could fly as far as the Persian Gulf, putting rival Iran within its range.
The Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86 feet (26 meters), making them the size of Boeing 737 passenger jets and the largest unmanned aircraft in Israel's military. The planes can fly at least 20 consecutive hours and are primarily used for surveillance and carrying diverse payloads.

Read it here;

Hat tip to Mark P.

As Mark commented...I wonder if "diverse payloads" can mean big bombs?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Persia to Correct the World

The Iranian President, Ahmadinejad, recently said it was Iran's "duty" to correct the world.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iranians were living at the very heart of an Islamic Revolution which is duty bound to correct the whole world and materialize the ideals of humanity.

Read it here;

Who do they have a duty to?....Allah...which we know is currently being used as a tool of Satan.

Who is Iran? Persia.

How do the leaders of Persia think they might go about this? By creating enough chaos to bring about the return of the Mahdi (also referred to as the 12th Imam). Remember, their ancient prophesies talk about chaos ushering in the glory of Islam.

Also remember that Jesus Christ says he will return during a period of chaos and death that will get so severe that if "those days weren't cut short, no flesh would survive."

Are you starting to see some similarities? Can we maybe understand that Satan has read the Bible and then twists it to deceive man?

Biggest Bubble in History

We know that modern Western man has a great history of always being invested in the wrong thing at the wrong time. Why? Because greed is a huge motivator and we always feel like everyone else is making money someplace that we aren't. So a bubble starts to build and the larger it grows....the bigger the pop.

Let's think back to the tech stock run up in the late 1990's. Stocks like Yahoo and Amazon...basically anything that had the word "dot-com" in it were going up 50% per year. We all started hearing stories at the water cooler of someone who doubled their money in 6 months....and we start to get jealous. And that went on for 3-4 years in a we are angry that everyone got rich but us (we believe anyway) we move all our 401k or IRA into the Tech Stock dot-com fund....just to watch it crash and most folks lose 50% with no hope of recovery.

From there we move all our money to real estate because everyone starts hearing of how everyone is doubling their money, flipping homes and all are going to be multi-millionaires,....everyone BUT US!!

So we move our money into cabins and bigger homes....just in time to watch the whole market crash. Now MILLIONS of people are upside down on homes and cabins....and millions may just decide to walk away from them...thereby causing more intense pain for that market.

Now everyone tells themselves they have learned their lesson about risk so they are going to move into bonds where they can earn reasonable rates without any risk. So ask there pain soon coming in this segment of the market?

According this analyst Robert Prechter....this bond market is sitting on the biggest bubble in the history of the world...and it is about to pop.

Watch/read his analysis here;,%5EGSPC,TBT,UUP,SHY,JNK,TLT&sec=topStories&pos=9&asset=&ccode

This is interesting from a prophetic point of view because it could further rip Mammon (god of wealth) out of our hands....but also because we saw the words, "Biggest bubble in the history of the world."

Huge-Grand things are happening....for the VERY FIRST time. It is God's desire that all would be saved and He certainly is shaking the world...but yet we know that most are still sound asleep.

Hat tip to Mike S.

Monday, February 22, 2010

U.S. Economy is "Over"

We all know the name Warren Buffet. He's the world's most famous investor. It turns out that Warren has a business partner and long time friend named Charlie Munger.

Charlie has just written an article titled, "Basically, it's over." The article refers to the U.S. economy.

The article leads with this headline: “Basically, It’s Over.”

The Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman describes the economic history of Basicland, which happens to match U.S. history. Early in its history, debt is unknown except for home mortgages and some consumer loans, and people live within their means. Speculation is discouraged, and commodities markets are small and tightly regulated.

Under this rational system, economic growth skips merrily along at a steady 3 percent, Munger explains.

Taxes are limited and pay for only “essential services” like fire protection, courts, and defense. Most taxes are collected on imports, and government spending matches that tax income. Debt via government bonds is limited.

Then things take a turn for the worse.

Of course we find out later in the article that he believes we are all living in the time period of, "Then things take a turn for the worse."

Read it here;

Where is our confidence? Is it in things of man? Economies? Monetary systems?

Peter was VERY clear that all these things are passing away...and we may have the privilege of seeing all this happen and to be part of the great harvest that Jesus spoke of and promised would happen in the very last days.

Gain Your Soul

We all remember that passage in the Bible that asks, "What good is it for a man to gain the world yet lose his soul?"

Of course, Western man has been chasing the world and all the luxuries in it for some time now...and many have hit the end of their rope.

This article in the New York Times is talking about the fact that millions of people have been unemployed for years now and the scary thing is that millions of jobs ARE NOT being where does that leave them?

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Even as the American economy shows tentative signs of a rebound, the human toll of the recession continues to mount, with millions of Americans remaining out of work, out of savings and nearing the end of their unemployment benefits.

Economists fear that the nascent recovery will leave more people behind than in past recessions, failing to create jobs in sufficient numbers to absorb the record-setting ranks of the long-term unemployed.

Call them the new poor: people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives — potentially for years to come.

Of course as you read the article, you understand it to be just one more story on the bad news gripping the world....but then you find this little jewel tucked in the middle;

Here in Southern California, Jean Eisen has been without work since she lost her job selling beauty salon equipment more than two years ago. In the several months she has endured with neither a paycheck nor an unemployment check, she has relied on local food banks for her groceries.
She has learned to live without the prescription medications she is supposed to take for high blood pressure and cholesterol.
She has become effusively religious — an unexpected turn for this onetime standup comic with X-rated material — finding in Christianity her only form of health insurance.

“I pray for healing,” says Ms. Eisen, 57. “When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got to go with what you know.”

Did you catch that bit of news that should warm every Christ follower to the core?? ex-stand up comic doing trashy jokes has found the Lord!!! She may be losing the world she once knew...but in return she has gained her soul!!!

Friends...ask yourselves it possible that God is stripping away things in our life that we were worshiping, trusting in, relying on, so that we can finally see Jesus....who has been standing there all along asking us to, "Come follow me!"

Read it here;

Anti-Semitism Grows

We know the patterns of Satan as his hatred grows and as his time grows short...he first comes after the Jews and then the Christians.

Expectantly, we see persecution of both growing around the world.


Nearly half of Western European believe that Jews exploit the persecution of their past as a method of extorting money, according to an annual Jewish Agency report released on Sunday.

A joint report on anti-Semitism conducted by the Agency and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs found that 42 percent of those polled by the University of Bielefeld in Germany agreed that "Jews exploit the past to extort money."

The countries in which the highest percentage of the population agreed with that statement were Poland and Spain. According to the Jewish Agency, there were more anti-Semitic incidents in 2009 than in any year since the Second World War.

In the first three months of 2009 - immediately following Israel's three-week offensive on the Gaza Strip - there were as many anti-Semitic incidents recorded as in the entire year of 2008.

See it here;

The Bible seems pretty clear that Jerusalem will be trampled until the "fullness of the gentiles" is complete (Rapture?)....but yet we are to continue praying for the peace of Jerusalem. "How could that be", some ask. "Why pray for something that won't happen", some say.

I believe this is similar to praying the Lord's Prayer when we say, "Thy Kingdom come"....meaning we want Jesus to come and sit on David's throne and rule the world with an iron rod...and rid it of sin. By doing this, we are praying for something that is going to happen in a future age....not the current age that we find ourselves in...which is the Age of Grace.

In essence...we are praying for something that we won't see with our human eyes...but something that we will ONLY see using our glorified eyes, sitting in our glorified heads, sitting atop our glorified bodies.

Amen...Come Lord Jesus.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Never Seen Seas Like It

As the world continues to groan for what it will become during the Millenium...when Christ returns...we see more and more evidence of nature going wild.

Floods and landslides have recently killed 40 on the Portuguese Island of Madeira.

And here is the interesting quote.... which seem to be coming with increasing frequency;

"One of the staff here said that in 46 years working in the same place he had never seen seas like it or winds like it, so it obviously has been quite exceptional," she said.

Read it here;

The Bible tells us that in the very last days men will faint for what is coming on them...the raging of the seas will be one of the terrors. Clearly nature is raging today...and will only get worse as the birth pangs build.