Friday, May 20, 2011

Iran Says Europe is Stealing Their Rain!

Yesterday our favorite Persian (President Ahmadinejad) was giving a speech again.  Of course he feels absolutely free to talk about anything on his mind.  So what was on his mind yesterday?  I guess Europe is using equipment to empty the clouds before they get to Iran.  This is causing it to rain a lot in Europe and making Iran exceptionally dry.  So Ahmadinejad is going to have to file a complaint against those dang rain thieves in Europe!

See video here;

As the evidence continues to mount on how this guys brain functions....should we think it a good idea to send negotiators over to Iran to negotiate a settlement to their nuclear program?  In America an insane person can not be held liable for signing a legal contract.  Is that true in Persia too?

Now understand me...I'm not saying Ahmadinejad is insane.  I believe it is something more than that.  I believe that the super-strong Satanic force sitting over Persia (Iran) has been flexing it's muscles again as these Last Days come into focus....and Ahmadinejad is the current human pawn this force is using...quite possibly to foment chaos.

10 A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. 11 He (Angel Gabriel) said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom (Satanic force over Iran) resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, (Archangel of the Jews and Israel) one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. 14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.”   Daniel 10:10-14

Where do supernatural Satanic beings go since Daniel was told of the powerful one sitting over Iran over 2600 years ago?

I'm guessing they are still sitting there...since this entire world is under the control of Satan.  Ahamadinejad may just be the latest one to come under the spell of this force...a force so strong that it detained angel Gabriel for 21 days...a force so strong that archangel Michael was dispatched to aid Gabriel.

Let's remember Ahmadinejad in our prayers.  I'm guessing he is being played like a puppet...and only by the grace of God is it not one of us.

Hat tip to Tom F.

Make My Bed? But the World Ends Tomorrow!

Everyone seems to be talking about the end of the world...which according to Harold Camping and his followers, is supposed to happen tomorrow, May 21, 2011.  So what's a family to do if the parents think tomorrow is the day Jesus is coming, but your teenage kids simply ain't buying it?

Today's New York Times article has just such a story;

The Haddad children of Middletown, Md., have a lot on their minds: school projects, SATs, weekend parties. And parents who believe the earth will begin to self-destruct on Saturday.

The three teenagers have been struggling to make sense of their shifting world, which started changing nearly two years ago when their mother, Abby Haddad Carson, left her job as a nurse to “sound the trumpet” on mission trips with her husband, Robert, handing out tracts. They stopped working on their house and saving for college.

“My mom has told me directly that I’m not going to get into heaven,” Grace Haddad, 16, said. “At first it was really upsetting, but it’s what she honestly believes.”

Ms. Douglas and other believers subscribe to the prophecy of Harold Camping, a civil engineer turned self-taught biblical scholar whose doomsday scenario — broadcast on his Family Radio network — predicts a May 21, 2011, Judgment Day. On that day, arrived at through a series of Bible-based calculations that assume the world will end exactly 7,000 years after Noah’s flood, believers are to be transported up to heaven as a worldwide earthquake strikes. Nonbelievers will endure five months of plagues, quakes, wars, famine and general torment before the planet’s total destruction in October. In 1992 Mr. Camping said the rapture would probably be in 1994, but he now says newer evidence makes the prophecy for this year certain.

See it here;

So what really is going to happen tomorrow?  Most likely it's going to be just another Saturday.

But what is happening behind the the battle that is taking place in the heavens...just beyond our view?  Satan may gain a few more points when May 22 rolls around because there will be even more scoffers, there will be even more non-Christians who will see this May 21 story as a reason to ridicule genuine prophecy watchers, and it is certainly being used as a tool to desensitize people to the severity of the situation that the world is actually in. 

Last night Jay Leno opened his joke telling-monologue about May 21 Judgment Day.  So now even someone whose eyes may have started to open...will now re close them...and drift back to sleep...ignoring the quiet knocking of Jesus Christ....and when the rapture TRULY happens....they will be left behind.  This is EXACTLY what Satan wants....and how he is currently using the tool by the name of Harold Camping.

"NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY OR THE HOUR....", says Jesus Christ whom Camping claims to follow.




Thursday, May 19, 2011

Can't Count on Luck

So right under the headline that Obama has plans to divide Jerusalem, we see this headline;

U.S. Predicts 3 To 6 Major Atlantic Hurricanes

No major hurricane has made a U.S. landfall in five years, but the forecasters warned U.S. coastal residents that odds are they can't expect a sixth straight year without a major landfall on either the Atlantic or Gulf coast.
No major hurricane has made a U.S. landfall since Category 3 Hurricane Wilma struck Florida in 2005, though Hurricane Ike caused extensive damage in September 2008 when it roared ashore in Galveston, Texas, as a strong Category 2 storm with top winds around 109 mph. After peaking as a Category 4 storm near the Turks and Caicos Islands, Ike caused $10 billion in damage in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, making it the third-costliest storm after Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Andrew in 1992, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Scientists said coastal residents can't expect their luck to hold.
"The U.S. was lucky last year. Despite an above-normal season, we did not have significant damage from these storms on U.S. land. The winds that steer where storms go kept them away from our coastlines," Lubchenco said. "We cannot count on having the same luck this year."
See it here;
The people of planet earth are SO SOUND ASLEEP!  Do we really believe it is "luck" that is keeping us together and holding the forces of chaos at bay?  The real answer is that the restraining hand of the Holy Spirit indwelt in true believers, is what is keeping this little blue rock called planet earth, from totally coming apart at the seams.
"...but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way."  2 Thessalonians 2:7
How will "he" be taken out of the way?  At the rapture of the church, of course.
Jesus told us, "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.  When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.  Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near."  Luke 21:29-31
Let's all say it together, "COME LORD JESUS!"


JERUSALEM — President Obama’s endorsement on Thursday of a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute based on the 1967 borders — the first time an American president has explicitly endorsed those borders as the baseline for negotiations over a Palestinian state — prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to push back and the Palestinian leadership to call an urgent meeting.

Mr. Netanyahu said in a statement just before boarding a plane to Washington that while he appreciated Mr. Obama’s commitment to peace, he “expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of American commitments made to Israel in 2004 which were overwhelmingly supported by both houses of Congress.”

Mr. Obama said that the solution should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed land swaps, meaning that if Israel, as expected, held onto some close-in settlements, it would have to yield an equal amount of land to the future state of Palestine from within its borders.

See it here;


As I just texted to a brother, can you even imagine the carnage that would result if the New Madrid fault were to break open while trillions upon trillions of gallons of flood waters sit on top of it?  The devastation happening there is already unimaginable.  Throw in an 8.0 quake and I wonder if all the kings horses and all the kings men would EVER be able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again?

Random Statistics

NATIONWIDE - Over the last 20 years (i.e., 12/31/90 to 12/31/10), the value of assets owned by Americans tripled in value to $71 trillion, but the value of the total liabilities owed by Americans has nearly quadrupled in value to $14 trillion. Thus the net worth of Americans as of 12/31/10 was $57 trillion (source: Federal Reserve).

DOUBLE-BIG - The USA has created as much national debt for our country in the last 7 years as we created in our country’s history up to 7 years ago. As of 4/30/04, the total debt of the US government was $7.13 trillion. As of 4/30/11, the total debt of the US government was $14.29 trillion (source: Treasury Department).

TOO MUCH LIKE PORTUGAL - As part of its $116 billion bailout plan offered from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, Portugal is required to reduce its annual budget deficit from 9.1% of GDP in 2010 to 5.9% of GDP in 2011. The USA’s annual budget deficit was 8.9% of GDP in 2010 and is projected to be 10.9% of GDP in 2011. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the annual market value of all goods and services produced domestically by a country (source: Office of Management and Budget).

DOWN FOR ALL - The top 1% of taxpayers paid an average tax rate (i.e., federal income taxes paid as a percentage of adjusted gross income) of 34.5% in 1980, but paid only 23.3% in 2008 (the latest year that data is available). The bottom 50% of taxpayers paid an average tax rate of 6.1% in 1980, but paid only 2.6% in 2008 (source: Internal Revenue Service).

TODAY - The US government estimated on 4/04/11 that we would reach our $14.3 trillion debt ceiling no later than 5/16/11. Accounting techniques will push the date out 11 weeks to 8/02/11 (source: Treasury Department).

Source;  BY THE NUMBER$  5/16/2011 Edition

You gotta love that last stat...."accounting techniques will push the date out 11 weeks".  What kind of accounting techniques?  Could those be the same techniques Enron was using in 2002?  Of the same techniques that Bernie Madoff was using?

And how about that stat that the USA created more national debt in the last 7 years than in the previous 235 years.  Now that's progress!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Now Here's a Good Idea....

From the journal of, "You can't make this up" comes a doozie....

It's being reported that non other that the mad man from Tehran, President Ahmadinejad, may be taking over the presidency of OPEC.

TEHRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may take over OPEC presidency as he has temporarily taken charge of the oil ministry after dismissing oil minister Masoud Mirkazemi. 

""For now, I myself am the caretaker of the oil ministry,"" Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech late Sunday. 

Iran, the second largest exporter of crude in OPEC, currently holds the presidency of the organization. 

Let's review;  Ahmadinejad want to wipe Israel and the USA off the map, he believes the 12th Imam is on earth and will soon reveal himself and gather an army to wipe everyone who isn't a Muslim off the face of the earth...and he is now taking over OPEC which supplies the lifeblood of petroleum to us all.  Why isn't that a good idea??

Hat tip to Tom F.

Push for Gold Standard

As individual investors continue to rush into even the individual states are talking about using gold as currency.  This is being driven by the understanding that the Federal government is shirking its monetary responsibility and the increasing concern that many may lose confidence in our paper money system...which is called "fiat currency".

I ran across this article from ABC News yesterday.

In a move that reflects growing anxiety over rising inflation and a weak economy, South Carolina became the newest state to propose a bill that would make gold and silver coins a form of legal tender in the state.

Utah started the trend, becoming the first state on May 9 to recognizegold and silver coins minted by the U.S. government as legal tender. More than a dozen other states are considering similar moves.

"A return to the gold standard by the United States within the next five years now seems likely, because that move would help the nation solve a variety of economic, fiscal, and monetary ills," Forbes said in a recent interview with conservative web site Human Events. "What seems astonishing today could become conventional wisdom in a short period of time."

Gold is increasingly coming into the limelight because of fears about inflation ballooning to unsustainable levels and the lack of confidence in the Federal Reserve, a position pushed by high-profile lawmakers such as presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, considered by many to be the father of the Tea Party movement. Some argue that reverting to a gold standard would restrain spending and keep the central bank's power in check.

See it here;

Did you catch that key phrase, "lack of confidence"?  Remember that our entire paper money system rests on the "full faith and confidence" in the U.S. government.  If the confidence will the value of our paper which we all hold so dear.

Of course as we have said many times before, it should not surprise us that the world is rushing into gold in these last days.  The prophet Zephaniah had a clear vision of this event 2600 years ago;

"Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the Lord's wrath.  In the fire of his jealousy the whole world will be consumed, for he will make a sudden end of all who live on the earth."  Zephaniah 1:18

Of course this event will happen at the end of The Tribulation.  So this is just one more event that we can see happening today which is foreshadowing things that are to come.

Have faith in God...and God alone.  Only our faith in Him will save us from the coming wrath.

Arguments Against a Palestinian State

Of course the Arabs already have plenty of countries in the Middle East, but it seems the world may want to have one more....and the pressure continues to mount against Israel as the world gets ready to declare a "Palestinian" state.  If this happens later this year, many prophecy watchers believe that Israel will have no choice but to go to war.

So why is this a bad idea?  If you get in a discussion with your "pro-Palestine" neighbor, how do you support your argument?  You can't always pull out the Bible to support your position when you are discussing issues with non-Bible-believing people...there has to be some logical reasons, right?

Fret no more!  Professor Paul Eidelberg has put together five serious reasons why an Arab state of Palestine is NOT a good idea.

See it here;

Even if you just focus on the economic reason, you should have enough ammo to at least appear smart.  Seriously, if the world is going to have to boot in $33 billion per year to support a bunch of Arabs in Palestine who have spent the last 60 years plotting how to destroy Israel and in the process have ignored education, technology, globalism, capitalism, etc...  WHO IS GOING TO PONY UP THE MONEY FOR THIS NEW WELFARE STATE?  The world is racing toward bankruptcy in Greece, Portugal, Spain and the USA...who is going to pay for another failed Arab state?

Also remember that the Arabs already have a state in's called JORDAN!  60% of Jordanian citizens are directly related to the "Palestinian" why not let them come home to Jordan and give this whole thing a rest?

Of course we know the answer to that;  even Jordan knows it doesn't want another flock of uneducated Arabs in their land who have ignored education, technology, business, etc...and also may have a high likelihood of supporting Islamist terror.

But the world says, "LETS MAKE ISRAEL TAKE THEM!"

Hat tip to Jared F.

Monday, May 16, 2011

US Debt Limit Reached

Yesterday in adult ed at Buffalo Covenant we had a headline in the handout about how U.S. citizens are raiding their retirement plans at an alarming rate, 20-30 years early to pay for all of their living expenses today.  Of course many have no choice.

Today it appears the Federal Government is also forced to do the same thing....they are now raiding their pension funds to pay their day to day expenses because they can't borrow any more money.  Their credit card just reached it's max.

The U.S. government is expected to hit the $14.294 trillion debt ceiling Monday, setting in motion an uncertain, 11-week political scramble to avoid a default.

The Treasury Department plans to announce Monday it will stop issuing and reinvesting government securities in certain government pension plans, part of a series of steps designed to delay a default until Aug. 2.

The Treasury's moves buy time for the White House and congressional leaders to reach a deficit-reduction agreement that could clear the way for enough lawmakers to vote to raise the amount of money Congress allows the nation to borrow.

Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, said reaching the debt ceiling "should be a warning bell to the political system that it's time to get serious about preserving our full faith and credit." The Obama administration says a default would tip the U.S. back into a financial crisis.

See it here;

So now we have two choices; we can quit borrowing any more money and start to default on various obligations....which would be disastrous.  OR we can have the Federal Reserve keep printing money and start down the path of QE 3, then QE 4, QE 5...until hyper inflation is the result....which is also disastrous.

I don't like either of those I opt for option 3.  We need the vast majority of Americans to repent, fall on their knees, fast and pray to the Creator of the universe.  Then the Father in heaven will hear our prayers and maybe he will heal our land.

Do you think that will happen?  Not today it won't.  Things will have to get MUCH worse.  The people of America are sound asleep and I fear it will take a major earthquake to wake them.

Russia Threatens to Destroy the World

We know that Russia is the key player named in the coalition mentioned in Ezekiel 38.  And of course we have watched that coalition build with Russia, Turkey and Iran.

Next we should be watching for Russia to start being more bellicose and threatening as the day of this war draws closer.

With that being said, take 2 minutes and watch this video out of Russia.  You will see Russia's speaker of the house threatening to destroy millions of people anyplace on the planet with some new secret weapon.  He also makes some statement about the tsunami in not sure if he is taking credit for causing it?? Of course we know that Japan and Russia have been at odds over their territories since WWII ended....and recently this conflict has heated up what the heck is this dude saying?

Video is here;

Also remember our blessed hope.  Many key prophecy watchers believe that the rapture of the church will happen BEFORE Ezekiel's War of chapter 38 happens.

So as we watch more evidence of this coming war about to close could we be to the day when the trumpet blows and the Lord himself comes to snatch us away like a thief in the night?  With that in mind, let's try and snatch some of our friends, family, co-workers and neighbors from the fires of hell before that trumpet sounds.

The harvest is at hand and the workers are few.  Lord, help us to be workers in these last days.

Violence Erupts in Israel

While we were in adult education yesterday speaking about the tension getting ready to boil over in was erupting while we were talking.

(Reuters) - Violence erupted on Israel's borders withSyria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, leaving at least eight dead and dozens wounded, as Palestinians marked what they term "the catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948.
Israeli troops shot at protesters in three separate locations to prevent crowds from crossing Israeli frontier lines in the deadliest such confrontation in years.
Israeli and Syrian media reports said Israeli gunfire killed four people after dozens of Palestinian refugees infiltrated the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria, along a disputed border that has been quiet for decades.
I believe the death toll of Arabs shot by IDF has now climbed to 12-15 since this article was published. 
So here's the deal...Syria has just butchered over 1000 Arabs and imprisoned and tortured thousands more, but the world doesn't say anything.  Now watch and see what happens when Jews in the IDF kill a dozen Arabs who were TRYING TO STORM ACROSS THEIR INTERNATIONAL BORDER.  I predict the world will have a cow.  The shouts will come from humanitarian groups, Arab groups and anti Israel groups from all over the world.   Meanwhile they will continue to let Arabs slaughter Arabs in Syria and won't say a word...and the Arabs will slaughter blacks in Sudan and the world has almost totally forgot that humanitarian crisis that continues to this day.
As we have said all along....when you see something that makes NO LOGICAL SENSE has to wonder if there is a supernatural reason behind it.