Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scariest Quake Yet to Come

Newsweek Magazine had this as a headline;

The Scariest Earthquake Is Yet to Come

The tsunami that struck Japan was the third in a series of events that now put California at risk.

All of those broken bones in northern Japan, all of those broken lives and those broken homes prompt us to remember what in calmer times we are invariably minded to forget: the most stern and chilling of mantras, which holds, quite simply, that mankind inhabits this earth subject to geological consent—which can be withdrawn at any time.

The article then goes on to say that the earth is like a bell....once you ring it hard and it can stay ringing. It also says that we have had 3 major earthquake in the past year in 3 of the 4 major zones....and if the earth is going to balance out we may soon have one in the 4th zone....which is California.

The world is talking friends. We need to use all these articles as a tool to open conversations with our friends, coworkers and neighbors.

The harvest is at hand and the workers are few.

End of the World is Near

Many of you have listened to Pastor Greg Laurie. KTIS AM in Minneapolis plays his sermons every weekday about 1:00

Anyone who listens to him know that he has an urgency about his preaching, and now this article would explain the reason why.

Every generation has cried "the end of the world is near." Yet "here we are still," noted one SouthernCalifornia pastor.

"Haven't we heard this all before?" Greg Laurie acknowledged on Sunday. "Every generation ... that has thought it was the generation that would see the Lord's return has been wrong because he didn't come, did he?"

He listed the dramatic escalation of global wars and terrorism, the push for unity or globalism, the change in world economics toward a cashless society, the unprecedented increase of killer earthquakes, and false teaching permeating the church.

The world isn't quite yet at the seven-year Tribulation Period that the Bible prophesies, Laurie said, but he believes it's close.

"That means the return of Jesus Christ is even closer yet," he said.

See it here;

Pastor Laurie is right on target here folks. He is NOT setting dates, he is just looking at the signs, as Jesus told us too, and coming to the conclusion that we are in the season. We can see the buds on the we can KNOW that spring is close. We don't know the day or the hour that those buds will pop and become leaves....but we know that the next phase of that bud is to become a leaf.

In the same way, the birth pangs have started and have become much more we know that the Tribulation is about to be birthed on this earth....and we know the rapture comes first. So how much time do we have to be busy about the Master's work?

Let's make every day count for something. Let's finish the race strong! Let's plan on getting some crowns so we have something to lay at Jesus feet when we see him.

Amen! Even so, come Lord Jesus.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Crystal Cathedral in Trouble Again

Robert Shuller's old church is in the headline news again today. Earlier they made headlines for filing for it's for suggesting that what the Bible says is actually true...and the world had an immediate hissy-fit.

The Crystal Cathedral church in Garden Grove is involved in another controversy, this time over a covenant that choir members were asked to sign stating that God intends sex to be between married heterosexuals.

"Crystal Cathedral ministries believes that it is important to teach and model the biblical view," reads the paragraph in the Crystal Cathedral Worship Choir and Worship Team Covenant that has raised the ire of some choir members. "I understand that Crystal Cathedral Ministries teaches that sexual intimacy is intended by God to only be within the bonds of marriage, between one man and one woman."

In a statement Tuesday, Senior Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman said the covenant is meant to clarify expectations placed on choir members as ministry leaders. But she also offered an apology.

"The church of Jesus Christ at large is grappling with the challenge of reconciling love and adherence to God's word, even those passages that challenge us," she said. "As the church has been engaging in this sensitive dialogue, people that we care for deeply have been hurt. We are sincerely sorry."


On Wednesday, church founder Robert H. Schuller said he strongly disapproved of the covenant because it goes against what he has built his church upon.

"I have a reputation worldwide of being tolerant of all people and their views," he told the Orange County Register. "I'm too well-educated to criticize a certain religion or group of people for what they believe in. It's called freedom."

See it here;,0,3514895.story

OH--MY--GOODNESS! Can you even believe that?? Robert is tolerant of all people and their views....because he is SO well educated! Can anyone say the phrase, "liberal elite"?

Hey Robert...then why are you so INTOLERANT toward people who believe what the Bible says? For someone claiming to be seem very INTOLERANT towards Bible believers. So doesn't that make you INTOLERANT since you are non-accepting of that specific group?

Hey Robert...follow up question for you....if someone in your choir was participating in group-sex or extra-marital sex behind their wife's back....or if someone was found out to be having sex with their pet monkey at home....would you still be tolerant of all that behavior too? At what point would you become intolerant of perverse behavior?

1 Timothy 1:8-11

8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

Interesting....I wonder if Robert would be tolerant of slave traders, liars and perjurers? I wonder if they could all sing in his choir too?

At what point does one's behavior and/or lack of balance in one's personal life disqualify you from leading worship...which is what a choir and/or praise team does?

Playing With Paper

The reasons that the world may soon make in favor of having a one-world currency continues to build. The Japanese earthquake has caused Japan's currency to fluctuate the rest of the world had to intervene into their currency market.

The world's biggest economies have got together to intervene in the currency markets for the first time in more 10 years.

What is currency intervention?

It consists of buying or selling on the currency markets, trading from one currency to another.

For example, if you are selling yen you would automatically move into another currency such as the dollar.

Why would governments want to intervene?

A currency which is seen to be too strong is damaging to exporters and their ability to compete in world markets.

This is what has happened to Japan. So it's not surprising that the authorities want to weaken it.

Equally, intervention can help prop up a weak currency - a fall on the foreign exchanges is an inflationary risk as it makes imported goods more expensive.

Why did the latest disaster make things worse for the Japanese currency?

The yen started rising soon after the earthquake struck as markets anticipated that companies would need to move overseas funds back home.

Major manufacturers need to repair construction facilities so they are likely to shift funds from foreign operations.

By definition this will strengthen the yen as companies switch from holdings of dollars and euros.

This week the yen was the strongest it has been against the dollar since WWII.

See it here;

Now ask yourselves a question....if Japan is the world's third largest economy....what will happen when the world may soon have to intervene in the U.S. currency market to prop up our paper money? Remember, we are currently the world's ONLY reserve currency, but the sun is about to set on that blessing that was granted to us following WWII.

We have royally screwed up that blessing. Following WWII we were the nation who loaned money to the rest of the world. Now we owe trillions of dollars to foreigners that we will never be able to repay.

Psalm 37:21

21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;

Psalm 1:6

6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Turkey and Russia Get Friendlier

To all who have been watching the Ezekiel 38 coalition come together, this article should need no further explanation.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev a copy of a treaty on friendship and fraternity between the two states and a stamp issued by Turkish authorities to mark 90 anniversary of the document.

The document is a turning point in our history. Our eastern borders were recognized under the Moscow agreement, “Erdogan told a press conference in Kremlin.

See it here;

Possibly very soon, God is going to put hooks in their jaws and make them act on an evil thought to try and take all the booty (natural gas, Dead sea minerals, technology?) that Israel now has....for the first time in more than 3000 years.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan Quake Could Tip USA

On Monday, we posted about the fact that Japan may start cashing in the $hundreds of billions of U.S. Treasuries that it owes because they will need those savings to rebuild their economy.

So IF they do start cashing them in....where will the USA get the cash to pay them back? We just ran up a $250 billion deficit just LAST MONTH!!

Today, NIA is asking the same question and same outlook;

The earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that hit Japan this past week and the destruction that it caused is nothing compared to the tsunami of inflation that will soon hit the U.S. as a result of this crisis. A tsunami of inflation in the U.S. will mean a complete collapse of our monetary system, which could lead to millions of deaths due to a lack of food and heat. 44 million Americans are now dependent on food stamps, but when the U.S. dollar becomes worthless as a result of hyperinflation, the government will no longer have the power to support these Americans and many of them will simply starve to death.

Japan's citizens were smart enough to save up $885.9 billion in U.S. treasuries to spend in a situation like it finds itself in today. The U.S. has no such savings and is the world's largest debtor nation. Our ability to survive depends on our ability to print money that has purchasing power. The only reason the U.S. dollar still has purchasing power is the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency.

All Japan has to do is sell their U.S. treasuries and they will have the financial resources necessary to rebuild the parts of their country that were destroyed by this past week's disaster. However, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday that he doesn't think Japan will unload their $885.9 billion in U.S. treasuries. It remains to be seen if Japan will do the right thing and sell their U.S. treasuries or if they will make the mistake of continuing to artificially prop up the U.S. economy.

Of course, NIA finishes their article with a call for everyone to rush out and buy gold and it is clear that while they may see the pending disaster on the horizon...they are NOT looking at events through a biblical lens.

As we have blogged in the past, the Bible tells us to lay up our treasures in heaven where moth and rust will not destroy. It also clearly tells us that silver and gold will NOT save the world from the Lord's wrath.

Do you have some money? I would encourage you to pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit and ask what he wants you to do. I'm pretty sure that there WILL NOT be one single answer given to all who pray that prayer. Why?? Because our God knows each and everyone of our hearts and minds. To some he might counsel to give it all to the others he might counsel to buy others he might counsel to buy others he may say to leave it in others to leave it in stocks.

Remember that God will have a lot of people to care for during the coming Tribulation....and we may be the instruments He uses to lay aside goods for the flood of Tribulation saints....who will be coming to the Lord Jesus Christ en masse AFTER we are gone.

Amen! Even so....come Lord Jesus.

Portugal Foreshadowing?

The financial news is bad coming out of Portugal. Just like the USA, Portugal borrowed much of the money it used to sustain its wonderful standard of living. Now that they have run up the national credit card, it is proving difficult to pay back.

So what is this debtor nation to do.... they have an auction to sell some more IOU's (just like the USA does) and it turns out very few people showed up at the auction to buy any more of their paper IOU's. Since no one was there to bid the interest rate down and now they are announcing the interest rate is unsustainable....and my lead to political unrest.

Do you think???

LISBON, March 16 (Reuters) - Portugal's government blamed higher rates paid at a debt auction on Wednesday on the opposition's refusal to back its latest austerity plans, warning a political standoff could force it to seek a bailout.

Pressure on Lisbon mounted after Moody's credit rating agency downgraded Portugal by two notches late on Tuesday, highlighting the challenges it faces it in riding out its debt crisis.

* Yield rises to 4.331 pct at debt auction

* Govt urges opposition not to block debt measures

* Says current financing rates unsustainable

See it here;

The spiral appears to have started for Portugal...and it will one day come for America. And that coming day may be FAR SOONER than practically anybody realizes.

Remember, we are bankrupt already with $15 trillion that we owe and $40-50 trillion in unfunded promises that will come due in the next handful of years. So when we have our next big Treasury auction later this summer....what will happen when Japan, China, Brazil and others simply don't show up...and the interest rate on our IOU's goes up to 5-6 or 7% interest?

Just like Portugal today, Moody's will come and downgrade us, the rates will continue to climb as we have to promise bigger returns to our creditors to compensate them for the increased risk...and overnight we will be exposed as hopelessly insolvent. And just like Portugal....we will need a bailout.

Who will be there to bail us out?? The International Monetary Fund of course!!

Repeat after me...."ONE-WORLD-CURRENCY".

And who will ultimately control that ONE WORLD CURRENCY???

Repeat after me...."THE ANTICHRIST".

Get it??

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quakes WILL Keep Coming

"There will be earthquakes in various places...", said Jesus when his disciples asked him to describe how they will know that the end of the age is upon us.

So is it REALLY just all a coincidence that we have had so many massive quakes in the past handful of years...or is this a clear warning from God that the end of the age is upon us?

From 2004 to 2007, there were 56 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 25 days.

In 2008, there were 12 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 30 days.

In 2009, there were 17 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 20 days.

In 2010, there were 22 major earthquakes 7.0 or higher. This results in an average of one major earthquake every 15 days.

Read more: Japan today, Jerusalem tomorrow

Also remember that Jesus said they will be like birth pangs, which means the pains will come closer and be stronger.

It sure seems like the chart may be showing just such a thing. What do you think?

The world is gathering around Israel, famine is building, nations are rising against nations, wars are happening and rumors of wars are everywhere, earthquakes, disease, parents killing kids and kids killing their parents, men being brutal and lovers of violence, strange signs in the sky......

What's left people? Only the rapture of the church, then the Antichrist, then the peace agreement, the final 7 years of Jacob's Trouble and then Christ returns with us to usher in the 1000 year reign.

How can anything possibly be more exciting!!! And to think that we may be the generation that Christ blessed enough to be eyewitnesses to it all!!

Hat tip to James L.

Monday, March 14, 2011

They Murder, We Build

It appears the U.S. is deeply concerned about Israel's announcement that they approved the building permits for 400 new Jewish homes in the West Bank.

If you are not up to speed on this story, check this blog from a few days ago about the Arab terrorist stabbing a Jewish family to death.

Netanyahu said, "They murder and we build."

The US State Department said it was "deeply concerned" over an Israeli decision to approve 400 new homes in the West Bank Sunday, in response to a terror attack in Itamar in which five members of the Fogel family were slaughtered.

"They murder and we build," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told 12-year old Tamar Fogel, who lost her parents and three siblings in the attack.

In a statement released late Sunday spokesman Mark Toner said the US sees settlement building as "illegitimate" and that it "runs counter to efforts to resume direct negotiations'' between Israel and the Palestinians.

See it here;,2506,L-4041835,00.html

How can building homes for Jews on land that Israel legally won in a defensive war and/or bought from considered "illegitimate"?

Pray that the U.S. will continue to be a blessing to Israel.

Russian Scientists Warn of More Quakes

This next article is more than interesting.

Notice that even the Russians are now warning about a break in the New Madrid fault.

For any new readers, we will remind you that we have been talking about the New Madrid fault for some years now.

A new report released today in the Kremlin prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Institute of Physics of the Earth, in Moscow, is warning that the America’s are in danger of suffering a mega-quake of catastrophic proportions during the next fortnight (14 days) with a specific emphasis being placed on the United States, Mexico, Central America and South American west coast regions along with the New Madrid Fault Zone region.

That's why there were several 7+ earthquakes around, it wasn't just us. For instance there was one in Pakistan on the same day as Christchurch. This Jupiter/Saturn alignment continues until about May, and the Earth comes back into line as well in March. It is why there may be an extreme event, perhaps a large earthquake, around 20 March, which is when the Moon may be again in a trigger position.”

The mention in this report of massive low pressure systems being associated with catastrophic earthquakes is especially dire to the United States Midwestern region, which even today is continuing to be pounded by horrific rainfall amounts, and most especially impacting the New Madrid Fault Zone State of Arkansas which has suffered over 800 earthquakes in the past 6 months alone.

See it here;

With reports coming out of Japan today that their electricity supply may be impacted for MONTHS....what would happen to America's economy and our lifestyles if WE had to go without electricity for months?

I have an idea that we may not act very civil if our cell phones were out, and our homes and businesses had to endure rolling blackouts for months.

As the world reels and men begin to faint with fear as they contemplate what is coming on them....where will our hope be? Are our foundations firmly planted in Jesus Christ?

Hat tip to Heather J.

U.S. Dollar Collapse Could Happen Any Day Now

Interesting that the National Inflation Association put out this warning right BEFORE the quake struck Japan.

U.S. Dollar Collapse Could Occur at Any Time

China this morning reported 4.9% price inflation for the month of February, exceeding analyst expectations of 4.8%. With China now mimicking the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and taking steps to artificially manipulate their consumer price index (CPI) numbers as low as possible, it is likely that real price inflation in China is now closer to 10%. China was at least smart enough to raise interest rates last month by 25 basis points to 6.06%, while the Federal Reserve continues to leave interest rates near zero with there being absolutely no talk of the Federal Reserve ever raising interest rates again. China will be successful at containing inflation, as U.S. inflation spirals out of control and becomes the greatest economic crisis in American history.

The U.S. government has been successful at temporarily paying off Americans into not rioting in the streets like in Arab nations. It was just announced a few days ago that the number of Americans on food stamps in the month of December of 2010 was a record 44,082,324, up 13.1% from one year earlier and 1.1% from one month earlier. That is more than 14% of the total U.S. population! Combined with President Obama extending unemployment benefits up to 99 weeks, American citizens are too busy and distracted playing with their iPad 2s and gossiping on Twitter about Charlie Sheen, to have any time to protest in Washington, DC.


The other big question NIA has today is, if in the unlikely event there is no QE3, who will fill in for the artificial buying demand currently coming from the Federal Reserve. After all, with no QE3, the Federal Reserve will go from buying 70% of treasury bonds to being a seller of U.S. treasuries. NIA is 100% sure that foreign central banks aren't itching to jump back in to fill the hole. While in the past, the private sector may have picked up the slack, we believe individual investors will now be more reluctant to jump into government bonds, especially with bond king Bill Gross reducing the government bond holdings in his Pimco Total Return Fund down to zero. The bottom line is, no QE3 means interest rates will fly sky high and destroy the phony so-called "economic recovery".

Again this is interesting in light of our previous post about Japan cashing in the U.S. Treasuries that it owns...which may start the wheel spinning on our own collapse.

See it here;

Again, let me state that National Inflation Association IS NOT a Christian website offering advice for the last days. They are secular people who usually tell you that the sky is falling and then counsel you to buy gold or precious metal stocks. But a lot of what they say about the sky falling makes a whole lot of common sense.

Are we prepared to be SALT and LIGHT as the world grows darker? The harvest is at hand!! Are we going to be workers that help the Lord gather....or are we going to be part of the group that scatters?

Earthquake Could Set Off Financial Storm

Many of you know that Japan was in serious financial trouble BEFORE the earthquake. Many of you also know that Japan owns $billions of U.S. Treasuries.

So what happens if Japan needs to cash in the hundred of billions of U.S. Treasuries to pay for the rebuilding of the country? Where will the U.S. Treasury get the money to pay off Japan?

Of course we know the answer.....they will either have to give Japan some printed paper money (which will further collapse our currency) or they will have to have even more auctions and cross their fingers some other country will come and buy more Treasury IOU's so we can then take THEIR money and pay off Japan.

Is it possible that the earthquake in Japan could be the trigger we have been looking for that will send the western financial world into a death spiral?

If you haven't already made some "just in case" would be a good time to think about getting started.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Settlements Follow Bloody Attack

Following the news that a whole family of Jews was stabbed to death by an Arab terrorist...including a 3 month old baby, the heinous act may lead to EXACTLY what the Arabs don't want, and that means Israel will be approving more permits to build more settlements on the land that Arabs claim is theirs.

JERUSALEM – Israel responded defiantly Sunday to a bloody Palestinian assault against West Bank settlers by approving construction of new settlement housing, retaliating for the stabbing deaths of a father, mother and three small children with a measure that infuriated Palestinians and, together with the attack, threw already shaky peace efforts into a new tailspin.

Even in a country long accustomed to violence, the grisly details of the killings late Friday stunned Israel. Among the victims were a 4-year-old boy and his baby sister. Their pictures leaped from Israel's front pages, pushing news of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster aside.

As Israel's military searched for the Palestinian suspects in a broad sweep in the West Bank, thousands of mourners thronged a Jerusalem cemetery for the funeral.

See it here;

Look for this to be just one other event that may be pushing us towards the Psalm 83 war.

Also notice that Netanyahu has said the word "enough" more than once in the past few weeks. Israel may about be at that point where they are going to do something REALLY big.