Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Greece Analogy

Some folks in the financial industry believe that Greece is so tiny compared to the USA....that what is happening there could never happen in the USA.

I disagree and have posted before that I believe what we are seeing in Greece may be a foreshadowing of what may come for us.

Yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, Alan Greenspan wrote a column that points out some pertinent reasons why he believes that unless the Western world has a "tectonic" shift in fiscal policy.....he believes that Greece may be our future.

Beneath the calm, there are market signals that do not bode well for the future. For generations there had been a large buffer between the borrowing capacity of the U.S. government and the level of its debt to the public. But in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers collapse, that gap began to narrow rapidly. Federal debt to the public rose to 59% of GDP by mid-June 2010 from 38% in September 2008. How much borrowing leeway at current interest rates remains for U.S. Treasury financing is highly uncertain.

The current federal debt explosion is being driven by an inability to stem new spending initiatives. Having appropriated hundreds of billions of dollars on new programs in the last year and a half, it is very difficult for Congress to deny an additional one or two billion dollars for programs that significant constituencies perceive as urgent. The federal government is currently saddled with commitments for the next three decades that it will be unable to meet in real terms. This is not new. For at least a quarter century analysts have been aware of the pending surge in baby boomer retirees.

The United States, and most of the rest of the developed world, is in need of a tectonic shift in fiscal policy. Incremental change will not be adequate. In the past decade the U.S. has been unable to cut any federal spending programs of significance.

See it here;

The word "tectonic" indicates that he believes continent moving huge changes are necessary to stave off catastrophe....a handful of little changes will not be adequate.

What do you believe are the chances that those in Washington D.C. will have the fortitude and leadership ability to make "tectonic" changes as to how Washington currently spends money and to change the programs that now 50% of the country are reliant on?

What do you believe the chances are that Washington continues spending as usual until a catastrophe falls on it and they have no other choice but to react?

I think we all know which one of those above scenarios have the greatest likelihood.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Islam's Awaited Messiah

Jesus told us that in the very last days there would false Christs. We see that happening before our eyes with some Catholics saying the Virgin Mary is equal to Christ, and with that dude in the Philippines who claims he is Jesus as he flies around in a helicopter and thousands of lost souls cry at his services. There actually is a pretty long list of false Christs.

But there is one in particular that a billion people are watching for. He is Islam's Messiah....the 12th Imam. Also referred to as the Mahdi.

I will pluck a few things from a site called ANSWERING ISLAM.

As you read these, think about what you know about the Antichrist mentioned in the Bible. See if you can't see some similarities between who the Bible says is coming as a destroyer....and this Muslim 12th Imam/Mahdi.

The Mahdi is believed to be a future Muslim world leader who will not only rule over the Islamic world, but also the non-Muslim world as well. The Mahdi is said to lead a world revolution that will establish a new Islamic world order throughout the entire earth:

The Mahdi will establish right and justice in the world and eliminate evil and corruption. He will fight against the enemies of the Muslims who would be victorious. 12

He will reappear on the appointed day, and then he will fight against the forces of evil, lead a world revolution and set up a new world order based on justice, righteousness and virtue…ultimately the righteous will take the world administration in their hands and Islam will be victorious over all the religions.

Let's world government and one world religion....check!

The Mahdi’s means and method of accomplishing this world revolution will include multiple military campaigns or holy wars (jihad). While some Muslims believe that most of the non-Muslims of the world will convert to Islam peaceably during the reign of the Mahdi, most traditions picture the non-Muslim world coming to Islam as a result of being conquered by the Mahdi.

Hmmmm....the Bible tells us Antichrist will subdue almost the entire world during the Tribulation....check!

While there is more than one tradition regarding the nature and timing of the Mahdi’s ascendancy to power, there is one particular hadith that places this event at the time of a final peace agreement between the Arabs and the Romans (“Romans” should be interpreted as referring to Christians, or more generally, the West). Although this peace agreement is made with the “Romans”, it is said to be mediated specifically through a Jew from the priestly lineage of Aaron. The peace agreement will be made for a period of seven years.

Interesting....something about "peace and safety" and also something about a peace agreement with a Jewish Levite for a period of seven years....check!

Now here is a list of 20 things that go along with the times of the Mahdi.

The Mahdi is Islam’s primary messiah figure.
He will be a descendant of Muhammad and will bear Muhammad’s name (Muhammad bin Abdullah).
He will be a very devout Muslim.
He will be an unparalleled spiritual, political and military world leader.
He will emerge after a period of great turmoil and suffering upon the earth.

Will the Rapture of the church cause great turmoil?....Yep!!

He will establish justice and righteousness throughout the world and eradicate tyranny and oppression.
He will be the Caliph and Imam (vice-regent and leader) of Muslims worldwide
He will lead a world revolution and establish a new world order.
He will lead military action against all those who oppose him.
He will invade many countries.
He will make a seven year peace treaty with a Jew of priestly lineage.

There is that 7 year thing again!!

He will conquer Israel for Islam and lead the “faithful Muslims” in a final slaughter/battle against Jews.

The Bible tells us 2/3 of the earth's Jews will be killed during the Tribulation.

He will establish the new Islamic world headquarters from Jerusalem.

Holy cow!! That's exactly where the Bible says Antichrist will come into the 3rd Temple and declare himself to be God!!...Jerusalem!!

He will rule for seven years (possibly as much as eight or nine).
He will cause Islam to be the only religion practiced on the earth.
He will appear riding a white horse (possibly symbolic).
He will discover some previously undiscovered biblical manuscripts that he will use to argue with the Jews and cause some Jews to convert to Islam.
He will also re-discover the Ark of the Covenant from the Sea of Galilee, which he will bring to Jerusalem.
He will have supernatural power from Allah over the wind and the rain and crops.

Bible says he will be able to call down fire from heaven and perform all sorts of signs and miracles so that many will be deceived.

He will posses and distribute enormous amounts of wealth.
He will be loved by all the people of the earth.

Wow!! That is quite a list. You can certainly see how the Muslims will accept the Antichrist as their Messiah! You can also see how the Antichrist will deceive the Jews to believe he is their Messiah as well....especially when the dude signs a peace agreement with a Levite!!

See the article here;

Friends...I don't know exactly how and I don't know exactly when.....but something strange is coming for planet earth. We are indeed living in an unprecedented time.

Thank the Lord of the Harvest that he counted us worthy to see these things all play out. Pray that we can be His faithful servants and seed sowers during these last days that you and I have remaining on planet earth.

Obama a Muslim?

We have no idea if this is true...but two Middle East media outlets are reporting that Obama is a Muslim. If it is true and Obama does have plans to "handle Israel"....we better hold on tight because it will be a wild and bumpy ride for all Americans.

See it here;

Now check out this one particularly terrifying paragraph;

"[In] this latest report...Foreign Prime Minister Gheit on Nile Television...said that, in confidence, Obama told him that he was a Muslim," says Geller, "and that after he straightened out domestic issues would show the Muslim world how to handle Israel."

Uh oh!

Or this one;

Those outlets say that Obama, in a one-on-one meeting earlier this year with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, told Gheit that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, and the step-son of a Muslim step-father; that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims; and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.

We need to pray for Obama that Jesus Christ will move into his life in a big way. Remember, if Jesus can turn the heart of a suicide bomber so that he ultimately ends up loving the Jewish people.....he can certainly turn a U.S. President to understand the words of our Lord, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the father but through me."

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Six Fingers

OK friends....we are now going to enter the news of the bizarre.

The bigfoots seem to be back.

One sighting in North Carolina, one in Virginia, one in California.

Remember that Genesis 6 talks about the Nephilim being crossbred beings who had Satanic-fallen angel fathers and human mothers.

Also remember that the Bible mentions that one of the signs that the being was a Nephilim was that it had 6 fingers and toes.

2 Samuel 21:20 In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha.

Now check this out from the North Carolina article;

"I rough-talked him and said, 'You get away from here,' " he told NewsChannel 36, the Observer's news partner.

Peeler, who said the creature had six fingers on each hand, told WCNC the Bigfoot left his property but came back a short time later.

Notice that the guy reported that the bigfoot was 10 feet tall and had blond hair. Doesn't sound like a bear! Also notice that is about the height of Goliath who King David killed over 3000 years ago.

See this article here;

Check out the Virginia bigfoot article here;

Something strange is coming. Does everyone have their faith built on a firm foundation? The Bible warns many will fall away because of the deception that Satan is cooking.

I pray that no one reading this blog will be counted in the group that falls.

Worst Flooding

Dozens have died in France as a result of the worst flooding they have seen in 200 years.

Honestly, I don't know if it's a good way for your thoughts to work, but when I saw this article the first thing I could think of was, "I wonder what France has recently done to Israel? Did they vote against them, slander them, support their enemies....what?"

The worst rains in nearly 200 years wreaked havoc on southeastern France in recent days turning deadly. Torrents of flooding water more than 6 feet deep were unleashed accounting for 22 deaths with more missing.

France’s Var region has seen its worst rains since 1827. Up to 16 inches of rain fell near Draguignan, an amount normally seen in six months.

Patrick Galois of France Meteo, the nation’s meteorological service, told the Associated Press, “We've never seen so much rain in the month of June.”

See it here;

Did you catch that...."We've NEVER seen so much rain...."?

What's up with all the floods? Arkansas, Oklahoma, France...India, China?

Check this headline as well;
India, China hit by heavy floods
About 90 people have died and over 70 are missing as a result of heavy flooding in India and China. Heavy rains have wrecked havoc on India’s largest city of Mumbai, affecting the movement of air and rail traffic and causing electrical blackouts in some areas.

Thousands of buildings and hundreds of kilometers of roads have been destroyed by flooding in the south-eastern part of China. Almost 1.5 million people there have been affected by the floods. About 600 flights were grounded at Beijing’s Capital Airport.

Here it is;

All you can say is that the earth is groaning. It's getting ready for the day when Satan will no longer hold the title deed to it....and will be cleansed and remade by the Prince of Peace.

What a day that will be!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Iran Calls U.S. Dollar "Worthless"

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that OPEC’s members have expressed interest in converting their cash reserves into a currency other than the depreciating U.S. dollar, which he called a “worthless piece of paper.”

His comments at the end of a rare summit of OPEC heads of state exposed fissures within the 13-member cartel — especially after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was reluctant to mention concerns about the falling dollar in the summit’s final declaration.

“They get our oil and give us a worthless piece of paper,” Ahmadinejad told reporters after the close of the summit in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. He blamed U.S. President George W. Bush’s policies for the decline of the dollar and its negative effect on other countries.

See it here;

I realize that not too many serious folks are listening to Ahmadinejad...but the discussion of foreigners dumping dollars and publicly saying that they are very prophetic indeed.

Hat tip to Tom.

Electronic Armageddon?

The news of increasing solar storm activity is continuing to sneak out in the news headlines. This one really caught my attention;

Electronic Armageddon? Congress Worries That Solar Flares Could Spell Disaster

High-energy electric pulses from the sun could surge to Earth and cripple our electrical grid for years, causing billions in damages, government officials and scientists worry.

The House is so concerned that the Energy and Commerce committee voted unanimously 47 to 0 to approve a bill allocating $100 million to protect the energy grid from this rare but potentially devastating occurrence.

They then jump to the topic of Electro Magnetic Pulse bombs. (EMP)

It's the fear of an EMP, specifically a high-altitude pulse caused by a solar event, that has Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) worried.

“It would cost about $100 million to protect the grid from EMP," he said in a speech at the House. "The consequences of inaction are dire. If our grid is destroyed by EMP, the National Academies warn it would cost us between $1 trillion and $2 trillion in damages and take four to 10 years to recover.”

See it here;

If you read through the headlines even from one single sure appears as if a perfect storm is's simply a question of whether the storm clouds will blow by or if it will result in a HUGE tornado.

Thank you Jesus that you have already given us the ending to this story....and that we will be safe in your arms before the wrath of God is ultimately poured out.

Democracy Threatened

This morning we posted on Spain. This afternoon there is another headline on Spain.

EU Warns of Democracy Ending in Greece, Spain

Democracy could “collapse” in Greece, Spain and Portugal unless the debt crisis is controlled, the head of the European Commission reportedly has warned.

Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso recently detailed his “apocalyptic” vision in which crisis-hit countries in southern Europe are jolted by military coups or popular uprisings as interest rates soar and public services collapse because their governments run out of money, the London Daily Mail reported.

Greece, Spain and Portugal are facing dire problems with their public finances. All three countries have a history of military coups. Greece has been hit by a series of national strikes and riots this year following the announcement of drastic cuts to public spending.

In an interview with the Brussels-based magazine EU Observer, Monks said: “This is extremely dangerous. This is 1931, we're heading back to the 1930s, with the Great Depression and we ended up with militarist dictatorship. I'm not saying we're there yet, but it's potentially very serious, not just economically, but politically as well.”

See it here;

No doubt!!....that is some serious talk. Of course this EU dude is correct....when people run out of money, they never blame themselves and pull up their boot straps and dig in for harder work and sacrifice. They will ALWAYS blame someone else....then elect (or accept) a leader to confirm the scapegoat....and then go to war against whatever scapegoat they can agree on that got them into their mess.

Now It's Spain

The Associated Press is reporting today that Spain's borrowing costs are soaring. The latest rise in interest rates charged to the government of Spain, has the gap about 2 1/4% above what investors charge the German government.

Many readers will probably say, "So what? Who cares? What does this have to do with prophecy?"

OK...let's keep it real simple. If you borrow $100,000 at 5% interest you will need to pay the lender $5,000 per year just to hold that loan. And that doesn't take into consideration that fact that you have paid nothing back on the principal.

If the party who made you the loan finds out next year that your job is in trouble....they may refinance the loan and charge you 10% interest because you now are a riskier borrower....which is $10,000 per year just to hold the loan.

Now cut and paste this exact same situation onto a country like Greece, Spain or the U.S.

Spain now has to pay an extra $2250 per year MORE than the Germans do for every single $100,000 that they have borrowed. Take that figure and multiply it by $$billions of dollars and you are talking about some serious money that their interest payments have gone up. When you throw in the fact that Spain has high unemployment and few people paying taxes as their economy slows can understand that they have fewer dollars coming into the tax system while at the exact same time they are forced to pay $billions more in borrowing costs.

That can only work for so long before the whole thing comes apart. The candle is being burned at both ends and unless drastic changes are made there will soon be nothing left to burn.

The Finance Ministry adamantly denied the latest in a series of news reports that Spain is headed for some kind of outside financial help. The business daily El Economista said the IMF, the European Union and the US Treasury are preparing a package for Spain that includes a euro250 billion credit line.

Deputy Finance Minister Carlos Ocana acknoweledged this week that Spanish banks are having trouble obtaining credit on the inter-bank market. "The situation is a problem," he said Monday at a business conference Monday.

The chairman of the country's second largest bank BBVA, Francisco Gonzalez, put it in even blunter terms.

"Financial markets have withdrawn their confidence in our country," Gonzalez said. "For most Spanish companies and entities, international capital markets are closed."

See it here;

Did you catch that bold print above? The IMF (foreshadowing the one world currency) and the U.S. Treasury are preparing some sort of bailout package/line of credit for the Spanish government.

Wait a second....if Spain doesn't pay back the U.S. Treasury...doesn't that mean that all the U.S. taxpayers will then be on the hook for paying back all of Spain's self-created problems?

Of course it does. To add insult to injury...we don't need to remind anyone reading here that the U.S. is also broke and is facing the EXACT same problem that Spain is currently in.

Economists are warning that by 2012 America will have their total debt equal to 100% of Gross Domestic Product....just like Greece, Spain, Italy, etc... History shows us that when countries get to that level of is usually the tipping point that seals their financial doom.

Ireland, Spain, Greece, Italy, Iceland......when will the UK, France, Germany and the U.S. be added to this list of Western governments who wanted EVERYTHING today but simply had no money to pay for they borrowed themselves rich.

It's an absolute and utter moral failure that causes this irresponsibility and makes grown men act like 2 year olds.

If something doesn't change soon to turn the direction of this financial mess....the International Monetary Fund is going to have bailout packages prepared for every major nation in the world. When that happens (and it is already well on it's way) the table will be totally set for a brand new, ONE WORLD CURRENCY.

You can almost hear the hoofbeats of the Antichrist as he gets ready to ride his horse onto the world stage and seal the complete and total deception of mankind.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Iran to Test Israel

We all have heard about the flotilla from Turkey that was meant to provoke Israel. After some good Arab PR showing some dead "peace activists" killed by Israeli commandos....the provocation of Israel looks as if it may continue.

Now Iran is planning on sending a ship to test Israel's blockade on Hamas in Gaza.

Iran will send a ship carrying aid to the Gaza Strip to try to breach Israel’s blockade, while four Iranian lawmakers plan to visit the Palestinian coastal enclave if Egypt gives them visas.

The Iranian ship loaded with medicines and hygiene goods will leave this week, and a second vessel may be sent at a later date in an attempt to bring volunteers to Gaza, the Persian Gulf country’s Red Crescent Society said today, according to a spokesman who commented by telephone and declined to be identified in line with agency policy.

Iran, an Islamic nation headed by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, doesn’t recognize Israel. Ahmadinejad has repeatedly provoked controversy by reiterating his country’s opposition to Israel’s existence and saying that the Jewish state is nearing the “end.”

See it here;

Of course Iran will be hoping for some sort of confrontation so that they continue to push towards conflict and chaos.

Remember, Ahmadinejad has said that he believes that global chaos is the condition necessary to usher in the 12th Imam.

Do you think a full blown war in the Middle East might spark some global chaos?

Swarm of Quakes

You gotta love this headline;
Swarm of quakes rattles region

More than two dozen temblors are recorded Monday night, the largest a magnitude 5.7 that could be felt throughout L.A. County. Experts say they were aftershocks of the 7.2 quake on April 4.

More than two dozen earthquakes struck Monday night near the U.S-Mexico border in San Diego County, rocking a large swath of Southern California, prompting a momentary shutdown of the San Diego Padres game but causing no apparent major damage, officials said.

The largest of the quakes — a 5.7 magnitude temblor — was recorded at 9:26 p.m, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It could be felt throughout Los Angeles County.

"I don't think it's that unusual," Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC, said of the series of quakes that rattled that region Monday.

He noted that the northern end of the fault where the Mexican quake struck has been very active in recent months. "It's been especially rich at the north end of the fault," Jordan said.

The jolt from the 5.7 magnitude temblor was especially strong in San Diego, where officials halted the game between the Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays for several minutes in the 8th inning at Petco Park.

The announcer called for calm, the crowd cheered and the game resumed.

See it here;,0,6541830.story

Swarm of quakes....the use of that "swarm" word sounds like something from the Bible.

Notice how the crowd cheered and the game was resumed. It's almost like the people of planet earth are oblivious to the fact that God is shaking the earth.

It's almost like they are more concerned about the Padres game than they are about the soon coming wrath of God.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Running Out of Time

Not too many comments are needed by me on this one. You can't help but note the prophetic title of the article.

Volcker Warns: We Are Running Out Of Time

America is running out of time to fix its huge economic and fiscal problems, warns former Fed chair Paul Volcker, who now heads a financial advisory board to President Obama.

"Restoring our fiscal position . . . sorting out a reasonable approach toward limiting carbon omissions, and producing domestic energy without unacceptable environmental risks all take time," Volcker writes in The New York Review of Books.

"We'd better get started. That will require a greater sense of common purpose and political consensus than has been evident in Washington or the country at large.

"The risks associated with the virtually unprecedented levels of public debts as the U.S. emerges from recessions are evident, Volcker notes, and must be effectively dealt with now. Dealing with uncontrolled borrowing is “not a matter of intellectual awareness but of practical confrontation,” he says.

Anyone needing illustration of the economic threats of uncontrolled borrowing needs only to look at Europe, where $1 trillion has been marshaled from national and international resources to deal with rebalancing the European economy, Volcker notes.

“Financing can buy time, but not indefinite time,” he points out. “The underlying hard fiscal and economic adjustments are necessary.”

See it here;

Looks Like Magic

Many have heard us talk and post about the Federal Reserve and wonder aloud how they were able to "buy" trillions of dollars worth of crappy mortgages from the banks....and now magically turn those banks around so that today they are making billions of profits....using money that WE ARE ALL ON THE HOOK FOR!

Where did the Federal Reserve get trillions of dollars to buy anything?

In this youtube video I will link, watch for Ron Paul to ask the same question from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Notice how the Chairman smiles and nods his head when Paul points out that they are simply printing paper....and the world seems to be OK with this latest illusion.

See it here;

It's like magic!

Also be sure to notice when the discussion turns to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and Paul asks how Greece could contribute 2.5 billion dollars to an IMF Fund that will be used to bail out Greece!

Honestly, you can't make this stuff up!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Big Quake

Another big quake just happened off the coast of India yesterday. It was first thought to be a 7.7 but was revised to a 7.5.

Reports are saying that no one was hurt. It happened in the middle of the night so one report said people ran in panic from their homes and then were terrified of a possible tsunami.

No damage was reported in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, although a total blackout sparked panic in the capital, Port Blair, witnesses said.

See it here;

The Bible tells us a time is coming when men will faint with fear because of what is coming upon them.

A Glimpse of Anarchy

What happens when there is no law and order? We haven't seen it in America for quite some time but it is happening at this very moment somewhere on planet earth.

The latest place that is experiencing serious unrest is the old Soviet Republic of Krygyzstan and a major city is literally on fire as dozens have been killed and thousands injured. They have begged Russia to send troops to restore order...but so far Russia has declined.

Kyrgyzstan's government appealed to Russia on Saturday to send troops to the former Soviet republic in a desperate attempt to stop the ethnic riots that have rocked a southern city and left 77 people dead.

The violence began Thursday evening as several hundred Kyrgyz and Uzbek youths clashed in Osh, the country's second-largest city. At first they battled with fists, sticks and metal rods, but soon the numbers grew to several thousand, and they were fighting across the city center using automatic rifles, shotguns and other weapons, a witness said.

"I don't know what the army is doing, but they seem to be only making the situation worse," said Kokhramon Madaminov, 26, an ethnic Uzbek who had gone with his wife to visit his parents in Osh a week ago and was stranded. "The troops are driving in tanks and armored vehicles along the city street and shoot from cannons and large-caliber machine guns at every opportunity, and naturally they hit residential houses and destroy them."

See it here;,0,7007947.story

As money and products get scarce....people get desperate. When people get desperate they begin to group together in families, clans and races. It's a recipe for disaster.

Do you think this couldn't happen in Los Angeles or Miami?

Think again.