Saturday, July 31, 2010

Could Obama Wreck Us?

I hear it over and over, "Obama won't get re-elected. He's a one term president."

OK, let's assume they are correct. Can the USA survive the next 2 1/2 years before voters throw him out?

Investors Business Daily has this to say;

Barack Obama, however, has pulled off the ultimate switcheroo: He's diminishing America from within — so far, successfully.

He may soon bankrupt us and replace our big merit-based capitalist economy with a small government-directed one of his own design.

He is undermining our constitutional traditions: The rule of law and our Anglo-Saxon concepts of private property hang in the balance. Obama may be the most "consequential" president ever.

The Wall Street Journal's steadfast Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote that Barack Obama is "an alien in the White House."

Fear and uncertainty stalk the land. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says America's financial future is "unusually uncertain."

A Wall Street "fear gauge" based on predicted market volatility is flashing long-term panic. New data on the federal budget confirm that record-setting deficits in the $1.4 trillion range are now endemic.

Opinion polls suggest that in the November mid-term elections, voters will replace the present Democratic majority in Congress with opposition Republicans — but that will not necessarily stop Obama.

See it here;

First off, did you catch that comment, "most consequential president ever"?

Keep praying for Obama and these great United States. Sadly, I am coming to the conclusion that prayer and an act of God is the only thing that will restore America.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Year America Dissolved

Earlier today I posted a comment from Laura Ingraham wondering if America could collapse really fast...rather than taking decades or centuries.

A few minutes ago I received an interesting fictitious article that seems to be related to what Ingraham is wondering. Could the USA collapse overnight when a certain trigger or lever is pulled?

2017 - The Year America Dissolved ( A scary vision of the future)

It was 2017. Clans were governing America.

Clans organized around families and individuals who possessed stocks of food, bullion, guns and ammunition.

As society broke down, the police became warlords. The state police broke apart, and the officers were subsumed into the local forces of their communities. The newly formed tribes expanded to encompass the relatives and friends of the police.

The dollar had collapsed as world reserve currency in 2012 when the worsening economic depression made it clear to Washington’s creditors that the federal budget deficit was too large to be financed except by the printing of money.

With the dollar’s demise, import prices skyrocketed. As Americans were unable to afford foreign-made goods, the transnational corporations that were producing offshore for US markets were bankrupted, further eroding the government’s revenue base.

The Roman Empire lasted for centuries. The American one collapsed overnight.

Rome’s corruption became the strength of her enemies, and the Western Empire was overrun.

America’s collapse occurred when government ceased to represent the people and became the instrument of a private oligarchy. Decisions were made in behalf of short-term profits for the few at the expense of unmanageable liabilities for the many.

Overwhelmed by liabilities, the government collapsed.

Globalism had run its course. Life reformed on a local basis.

See entire article here;

Are we fooling ourselves to believe that life for us Americans will ALWAYS be pretty much as it is today? Why should it be? Do you think we deserve all these blessings? Do you think we have earned all these blessings?

More importantly, if life does turn into a science fiction movie for us (as described above)....will our faith survive? Are we Christ followers through thick and thin? Will Joel Osteen still be preaching his prosperity gospel? Would we trust Jesus to give us our daily bread?

Jesus says that in the very last days MANY will abandon the faith. If Jesus said it, we know it will be true.

Lord, give us the strength to see us through the battle until we see you in the clouds beckoning us home. May you find us watching for your return with anticipation.

Hat tip to Adam G.

One World Currency

Of course we continue to watch for movement towards a one-world-financial-system.

Why? Because we know that a day is coming during the Tribulation that the Antichrist will order all people to take a mark in order to buy or sell anything. This will require a global financial as we draw close to that day we should expect to see foreshadowing of this coming event.

Foreshadowing like this;

The Russian leader proudly displayed the coin, which bears the English words "United Future World Currency", to journalists after the summit wrapped up in the quake-hit Italian town of L'Aquila.

Medvedev said that although the coin, which resembled a euro and featured the image of five leaves, was just a gift given to leaders it showed that people were beginning to think seriously about a new global currency.

"In all likelihood something similar could appear and it could be held in your hand and used as a means of payment," he told reporters. "This is the international currency."

See it here;

Now take a look at this site to see a close up of the coin Medvedev is holding;

Can you hear the foot steps of the Antichrist as he gets ready to march onto the world stage?

Hat tip to Tom.

Ultimate Spiritual Powers

We have been watching for false Christs and false messiahs....because Jesus told us to.

One that we have been watching for is the 12th Imam. This is the dude that many Shiite Muslims believe is soon coming to earth to kill all those who won't submit to Islam and will then rule the earth with Sharia (Islamic) law.

A very concerning factor for all of us surrounding this belief is that Iran's Ahmadinejad believes that he has been appointed by Allah to cause the global chaos necessary for the 12th Imam to return.

And today we have Iran's Spiritual Spreme leader (Ayatollah) telling us this;

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has created a stir after apparently issuing a religious edict Tuesday claiming ultimate spiritual powers on Earth. Iranian media reported that he told followers that they must "obey him" as the "representative of the Prophet Muhammad and [Shi'ism's] 12th Imam on Earth."

It appears not all Iranians agree.

His controversial claim to represent the Prophet Muhammad and the 12th Imam on Earth, followed strong, recent criticism by several Iranian religious leaders, questioning his policies. Mohsen Kadivar, an exiled Shi'ite cleric, went so far as to demand his "impeachment," recently.

"It is the first time that Khamenei has specifically gone so far as to claim that kind of authority, and there is a theological debate as to whether this constitutes heresy, in the sense that some interpretations of Shia Islam say that no one can claim to represent the Prophet and the Imams on Earth," he said. "Khamenei, feeling pressure on a number of fronts, regarding his clerical and political authority, feels the need to assert, effectively, 'You must obey me."

But, of course, we know that the Iranian regime is under much pressure from within it's own borders and may be on the verge of collapse. So just like all regimes close to collapse they may be planning on starting a war to rally support for themselves. Who would they go to war with? The outsiders who they will blame for all their country's problems.

Other top Iranian officials had previously accused Britain, the United States, Israel and al-Qaida of responsibility for the blasts that killed 28 people and wounded hundreds of others.

See it all here;

If they do go to war, look for them to use Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas as their instruments. When that happens, we will next look to see if it has the signs of fulfilling Psalm 83.

Do you see how this is ALL connected? It's flat-out amazing!!

Sun Could Set Suddenly

Laura Ingraham is a conservative commentator and radio host who may be familiar to a lot of readers.

Today I stumbled across a comment she made to her blog yesterday....and I thought it was interesting.

We have been raised to think of the historical process as an essentially cyclical one.

We naturally tend to assume that in our own time, too, history will move cyclically, and slowly.

Yet what if history is not cyclical and slow-moving but arhythmic, at times almost stationary, but also capable of accelerating suddenly, like a sports car? What if collapse does not arrive over a number of centuries but comes suddenly, like a thief in the night?

Great powers and empires are complex systems, which means their construction more resembles a termite hill than an Egyptian pyramid. They operate somewhere between order and disorder, on "the edge of chaos", in the phrase of the computer scientist Christopher Langton.

Such systems can appear to operate quite stably for some time; they seem to be in equilibrium but are, in fact, constantly adapting.

But there comes a moment when complex systems "go critical". A very small trigger can set off a phase transition from a benign equilibrium to a crisis.

See it here;

Did you catch that "thief in the night" reference?

Obviously she raises an interesting thought that many of us have been thinking about for quite some time.

Could our lives here in America change so suddenly and abruptly that one day soon, we may look back at our current peaceful existence consisting of mall shopping, Cub Food buying, movie going, vacationing, church attending, stadium building, sports watching, etc....and wonder what happened to it all?

I hope the rapture comes before the collapse of America or before WWIII breaks out....but of course there is no guarantee of that. We all may have to endure cataclysmic change and enormous hardship along with everyone else who are already enduring such things in Somalia, Egypt, Iran, Congo, Nigeria, North Korea, etc...

We may have to endure the problems of a fallen world for a while longer, but one thing I do know....WE WILL NOT ENDURE THE WRATH OF GOD that is soon to be poured out on this fallen planet.

How do I know? Because the Bible tells me so. (Romans, 1 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Revelation)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Replace the Dollar

One reason the U.S. has enjoyed such a favored lifestyle since WWII is because the world needs U.S. dollars to transact a lot of business. So we have had a built in demand for U.S. dollars because so many around the world need them. Because of this, the value of our dollars stayed stronger than most other currencies.

One big market that uses U.S. dollars is oil. If you want to buy a tanker of need to have U.S. dollars in hand to buy the oil on that tanker.

If pressure is put on those markets to drop the U.S. dollar and replace it with something could really start to make the dollar slide in value....because millions less people on planet earth would have any use for them...and the less the demand equals a lesser value.

VP: Iran to Replace Dollar, Euro with Other Currencies in Oil Trades

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi stressed on Friday that the country plans to replace Dollar and Euro with other currencies in its oil trades.

"We are free to choose any currency to sell our crude oil and this issue depends on Iran's interests," Rahimi said in a ceremony releasing a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Iran's Trade Promotion Organization in 2009 announced a project to completely exclude the US dollar from the country's foreign revenues and reserves.

The constant declining value of the dollar and euro and persisting economic crisis in the US and EU has forced many countries to drop the currencies in favor those more stable.

See it here;

If the world decides to jump on the "dump the dollar" bandwagon...things could get interesting for our American way of life.

Slap Israel

David Cameron is Britain's new Prime Minister. He was just in town schmoozing with Obama and they seem to have hit it off well. Goody for us since we English speakers need to stick together....and much is made of our "special bond" with the United Kingdom.

But David Cameron recently made some very serious remarks....when viewed through the third lens of scripture.

Western leaders have been puzzling over how to respond to the Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which in recent months has abandoned its former policy of seeking integration with Europe and begun seeking to establish itself as an Islamic power -- with cosy relations with Iran and Syria.

On Tuesday Britain's new prime minister, David Cameron, tried shameless pandering. In a speech delivered in Ankara, Cameron first denounced European opponents of Turkey's membership in the European Union, saying they were motivated by protectionism or prejudice against Islam.

But Erdogan lost interest in the E.U. some time ago. So Cameron embraced the Turkish leader's new favorite subject: the evils of Israel.

"The Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla was completely unacceptable," Cameron said. Then he added: "Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp."

See it here;

Holy cow! Those are some seriously flawed words that our closet ally just made! He just buttered up Turkey (pun intended) at the expense of Israel?

When you put this on top of the fact that anti-Semitism is growing at rapid speed in's getting harder to argue with the idea that we are heading fast into the VERY LAST DAYS.

The author finishes this article with this;

That (comments against Israel) may win the new British government some points in Ankara. But the price will be paid by Israel, which has just seen the international campaign to delegitimize it gain a little more momentum.

The Bible tells us that Israel will be alone when Russia, Turkey, Iran, Libya and others gather to destroy her. Her friends will have abandoned her. It sure looks like the new prime minister has started down that path of abandonment already.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Sins of Damascus

We are watching for the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 when Damascus shall be a city no more. Isaiah goes on to say that it will only be fit for a few goats to scrounge around in. Some other hints in this passage lead one to believe that possibly a nuclear bomb of some type decimates the city.

So as the war talk keeps building in Damascus and one begins to understand how they are being pushed along by have to wonder if something big is about to pop over Damascus.

The atmosphere in our area is heating up and the smell of war is in the air. Reports of long range rockets sent to Syria from Iran are only part of the story.

Alongside Iran, Hizbullah, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, the real kingpin of the axis of evil is Syria. Syria is at the apex of planning, encouraging and abetting constant tension, as well as acting as coordinator of all the aggressors in the anti Israel coalition.

The proof of the pudding came when at the end of February, Syrian president Bashar Assad called for a summit in Damascus, to which he invited and then welcomed Iranian President Ahmadenijad and Hizbullah head Hassan Narallah.

See it here;

Of course Syria will not rest until they get back the Golan that they lost in 1967 after invading Israel. And of course Israel can NEVER give back the Golan because Syria used that land as a launching pad to terrorize Jews down in the Valley below.

Israel should just quit hinting that they can negotiate with Syria and just do what this author says to do;

The left and its cohorts’s engage in constant polemics about leaving the Golan Heights so as to achieve peace with Syria. These are matched by Syria’s continuous warmongering and ‘resistance’ to Israel’s occupation. The government of Israel keeps bowing to the pressure and agreeing to negotiations with Syria. This Theatre of the Absurd has no rules, no logic and certainly no morality. The world’s hallucinatory perception, still based on the “Land for Peace” mantra, can bring about a terrible capitulation. Therefore, the time has come to change Israel’s music to a clear, understandable refrain, accompanied by suitable actions, that show without a doubt that Israel will never give up the Golan.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mother Nature

Syndicated columnist Thomas Friedman (St. Louis Park, MN, I think?) is a big talking head and obviously believes that global warming ( AKA-"climate change" just in case it gets cold) is going to be the death of us all.

We don't have to read very far into his article today to find that he believes that Mother Nature is the end all of end alls.

We’ve basically decided to keep pumping greenhouse gases into Mother Nature’s operating system and take our chances that the results will be benign — even though a vast majority of scientists warn that this will not be so. Fasten your seat belts. As the environmentalist Rob Watson likes to say: “Mother Nature is just chemistry, biology and physics. That’s all she is.”

See it here;

Wow! What a helpless, terrifying belief to have!! There is nothing else in the universe that is holding this all together...nothing else that created anything...nothing that cares (or knows?) how everything started and how everything will end??

No wonder these liberals are getting so mad!! They believe that their god is being destroyed....and once she is gone....she is gone. After all, "that's all she is!"

He does have one thing right though when he tells us all to, "Fasten your seat belts."

Warm Welcome to Gay Pastors

Today the headlines in the New York Times is;

Lutherans Offer Warm Welcome to Gay Pastors

“Today the church is speaking with a clear voice,” the Rev. Jeff R. Johnson, one of the seven gay pastors participating in the ceremony, said at a news conference just before it began. “All people are welcome here, all people are invited to help lead this church, and all people are loved unconditionally by God.”

See it here;

Yes, Rev.'s true that God does love all his much so that he sent his Only Begotten Son to die for us so that we may have peace with God. But by your should also be welcoming pedophiles, fornicators, drunkards, people who enjoy sex with animals and every other form of sexual perversion. So how long til you have the vote to allow those folks in as pastors?

Woe to those who would lead people away from The Truth. It would have been better for them if a millstone was tied around their necks and then thrown into the sea.

1 Timothy 4 tells us clearly that in the Last Days men will be believing doctrines of demons. I hate to say it, (since I was confirmed at an ELCA church) but it appears that Apostle Paul sure got this one right.

Iran Vs. God

The Bible tells us that after Israel is brought back to life (Ezekiel 37) and regathered from all the nations that she will not be destroyed ever again.

It seems the Iranians beg to differ with that idea.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Monday warned Israel that "any injudicious action" will lead to the annihilation of the Israeli regime. "Any injudicious action of Israel will trigger the countdown of its destruction," General Vahidi told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet session on Monday.

"Israel is facing many setbacks in resolving its domestic, regional and international problems. Therefore, it is trying to get rid of this heavy burden through putting the blame on others," he added, according to PressTV. The Iranian defense minister reiterated that public pressure on Israeli officials has prompted them to have some "false illusions" in their minds.

See it here;

No doubt a show down is coming.