Saturday, August 27, 2011

Livin' For the Apocalypse

In just one other sign of the times, TLC has a new show coming out tomorrow.  It's called Livin' for the Apocalypse.  No....I'm not kidding.

For those who believe the apocalypse is coming, it's never too early to start preparing. TLC's new one-hour special, "Livin' for the Apocalypse," shows how some are getting ready for the end of mankind so that they have a shot at surviving.

"In 2012, I really feel that life as we know is gonna come to an end," said subject Gidget Rose in an exclusive clip TLC provided to "So we're gonna be prepared for whatever happens, whether it be economical, whether it be war, rioting in the streets or--"

Watch some here;

Earthquakes were a "Coincidence" Says Scientist

Colorado, Virginia, California: three earthquakes across the United States in three days. Aside from the apocalyptic questions some are raising, was this more than an earth-trembling coincidence? Or was there some scientific connection between these three events?

First there was the magnitude 5.3 earthquake near Trinidad, Colo., the largest earthquake in the state since 1973. Then a magnitude 5.8 quake centered in Mineral, Va., jarred a region from Charleston, S.C. to Boston. Finally, there was a relatively mild 3.6 rattler in the San Francisco area Tuesday night.

What’s going on here?

Experts say that while the Colorado and East Coast earthquakes were unusual, the first one did not trigger the second. Nor did the San Francisco quake have anything to do with the two that preceded it.

“They really are unrelated,” says Meredith Nettles, a seismologist at Columbia University. “There really is no causal connection.”

“This is pure coincidence,” concurs San Diego State University seismologist Tom Rockwell.

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Whew!!  That's sure a relief!!  Just a coincidence...for a while there I thought maybe something was going on there and God was trying to wake up this nation.  I guess the tornadoes, floods, famine, wars, and Israel in the news every day as war brews with Iran is also just a coincidence.  Thank goodness we can all just go back to sleep and focus on entertaining ourselves again...cuz all these disasters in the news were getting a little distracting.

Also relieved that this "Christian" magazine article has put to rest any apocalyptic concerns that some seem to be raising.

"In the Last days...there will be scoffers," Peter clearly told us.

Some Good Sounding News

Here is some good news regarding the USA and its position regarding the Arabs of Palestine.  We certainly hope that it is true.

The United States will stop all financial aid to the Palestinian Authority if they proceed with plans to ask the United Nations for recognition of an independent state in September, a U.S. official warned Friday.

U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, Daniel Rubinstein, told chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in the name of the Obama administration, that the U.S. would veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for recognition of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip within the June 4, 1967 borders and for UN membership.         

"If the Palestinian Authority insists on going to the Security Council, the U.S. will use the veto," he told Erekat during a meeting in the West Bank city of Jericho, according to a statement issued by Erekat's office.

"And in case the Palestinian Authority seeks to upgrade its position at the UN through the General Assembly, the U.S. Congress will take punitive measures against it, including a cut in U.S. aid," he said.

Here it is;

I certainly hope this version of transpiring events is true because yesterday I had heard this from Hal Lindsey.

The Palestinians also want to ask the Security Council -- which is the real United Nations and does have some legal teeth -- to formally recognize Palestine. President Obama has stated that the US will veto such a resolution, but then he and his administration turn around and use the possibility of a non-veto to bludgeon Israel into following his dictates.

One of those dictates is that Israel must apologize to Turkey for interdicting the blockade-busting "humanitarian flotilla" in June, 2010. If you recall, when the Israelis boarded the Mavi Marmara, they were attacked by Turkish thugs and hired mercenaries. Though the Israeli commandos were armed mostly with non-lethal weapons, in the ensuing battle, nine members of the flotilla were killed.

Although the United Nations and the West eventually confirmed that the Israeli-Egyptian naval blockade of Gaza was legal and the Israelis acted within their rights, President Obama is siding with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in demanding that Israel apologize. Of course, it cannot. To do so would be tantamount to an admission of guilt. But that's what Erdogan wants so he can use it to further delegitimize Israel in the eyes of the world and enhance his own standing in the Arab/Muslim world.

And guess what. The American administration is publicly hinting that if Israel doesn't apologize, then, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the White House might suddenly "find itself unable to continue building opposition to a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood at the UN...."

So this is problematic.  Are we standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel against Muslims trying to take land that is rightfully theirs....or are we pressuring them to apologize to Turkey for something Israel shouldn't apologize for, to appease the Muslim community?

I wonder if any of this pressure has ANYTHING to do with an earthquake and a hurricane hitting NYC in the same week? must just be a coincidence.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fed Keeps Hope Alive

You really do have to smile at how this headline is it confirms that more money printing might be our only hope left.

US STOCKS-Wall St bounces as Bernanke keeps hopes alive

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Friday
after a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke raised
hope the Fed could consider further stimulus measures for the
economy at an extended policy meeting in September.
 Initially stocks fell after Bernanke stopped short of
detailing plans to strengthen the ailing economy. But the
market turned higher as investors surmised the Fed was leaving
the door open for action.
 "He didn't give the market the green light for QE3. He also
didn't give the market the red light for QE3," said Kevin
Caron, market strategist at Stifel, Nicolaus in Florham Park,
New Jersey, referring to a possible third round of quantitative
 "By implying that inflation is viewed as not a concern, it
leaves the possibility for something down the road," he said.
 The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was up 141.38
points, or 1.27 percent, at 11,291.20. 

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Seriously?!?  That's what we are left with?!?  The market will ONLY go up if the Federal Reserve prints more money?  Remember friends, if General Mills is selling for $10/share and then the Fed comes out and says they are going to print 10% more dollars than are already outstanding and scatter them on the economy....then it is only elementary that General Mills stock would also increase by 10%...and of course when it that stock goes up and every other stock goes up by 10%, then the Dow Jones Average also goes up by 10%.  When that happens the talking heads on the Today Show can them come on in the morning and say, "Wow Maria...the stock market is really going up!!  Can we expect more good news from the market over the next week too?"

Can you understand the smoke and mirrors that this whole system has become?  The Fed says they will print money and the market goes up...and then people FEEL better....and if they FEEL better, maybe they will go take out a loan, buy a car they can't afford and thereby stimulate the economy....for a while. 

Further, when will China, Germany, Brazil, Japan and Russia all call Bernanake and tell him, "Listen you S.O.B...if you guys don't quit printing money and devaluing our investments in U.S. Treasury's...we are going to dump all our holdings and swamp you into the toilet."

What a day that will be!

Palestinian Statehood Only First Step to Wipe Out Israel

Many folks around the world have the belief that if those poor Palestinians (remember they are really Arabs living in Palestine) had their own state, then the Muslim world would finally live in peace as the two state system thrives.

That's an absolute joke.

First off, there already IS a two state system...Israel for the Jews and Jordan for the Arabs.  If the world had an ounce of common sense they would pressure the Arabs to pull out the original agreement that created Jordan and make the Jordanians accept all their Arab relatives in Palestine.

In reality the Arabs (and other Muslims) don't WANT the Palestinian problem solved, but would rather continue using them as pawns to torment Israel....because what they TRULY want is ALL THE JEWS GONE from the Middle East.

Here is what Iran's president had to say about this fact:

TEHRAN - The creation of a universally-recognized Palestinian state would be just a first step towards wiping out Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday.

He spoke weeks ahead of a UN General Assembly in New York where the Arab Leagueplans to seek full UN membership for a Palestinian state.

"The Zionist regime is a center of microbes, a cancer cell and if it exists in one iota ofPalestine it will mobilize again and hurt everyone."

"It is not enough for them to have a weak, powerless state in a very small piece ofPalestine. They should unite to establish a state but the ultimate goal is the liberation of the whole of Palestine," he said.

"I urge the Palestinians never to forget this ideal. Forgetting this ideal is equal to committing suicide. It would be giving an opportunity to an enemy which is on the verge of 
collapse and disappearance."

See it here;

Make no mistake about it...the Muslim world is getting very empowered by the "Arab Spring" in which the people have been throwing out all the dictators, most recently Gaddafi in Libya.

Many are planning on using this "throw them out" mentality to continue pushing toward Israel.  They actually are beginning to believe that they will be able to throw out the Jews and take back all the land that is now Israel.

I believe the God if Israel, Isaac and Jacob has some different plans for those advancing Muslim aspirations.

Continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem...because God tells us to.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

China Says It Supports Palestinian State

This news about China is pretty fresh...and pretty serious for prophetic movement.

BEIJING -- China says it supports a Palestinian plan to seek full membership in the United Nations next month.

Negotiations with Israel on the terms of Palestinian statehood have been frozen since 2008. As an alternative, the Palestinians have decided to seek U.N. recognition of an independent "Palestine" in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, the areas Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war.

China's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday that Wu Sike, its special envoy on the Middle East, told Palestinian leaders in a meeting in Ramallah that Beijing and the Chinese people have always supported the Palestinian cause.

See it here;

Pull out your Bible and re-read the section in Revelation about a 200,000,000 man army marching across the dried up Euphrates River...the Kings of the East are marching their forces to Israel in preparation for the final battle.

This news about China certainly gives us one more reason of what may entice them to march.

Also it makes me wonder if China could use the $2,000,000,000,000 that we owe them as leverage to entice us to make the same vote.  As of right now everyone is ASSUMING that USA will veto the vote...but things seem to be changing pretty fast...and a threat to our financial future could certainly twist our arm...wouldn't you think?

September is going to be interesting for a variety of reasons.

Iranian Armed Forces Prepared to Take Jerusalem

Remember that when a Muslim says, "Quds"...he means Jerusalem.

Remember that a Muslim believes that once territory has been conquered by Islamic forces, that territory is ALWAYS Muslim territory...even if centuries have gone by.

Remember that Jerusalem is the apple of God's eye.  It is HIS holy land.

Remember that whatever God claims as his own, Satan wants it all the more.

With that as a refresher let's look at what is coming out of Iranian News;

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Armed Forces' Headquarters in a statement said that ongoing revolutions and popular uprisings in the region have prepared the grounds for the creation of a comprehensive Muslim front to clinch a final victory over the Zionist regime and free the holy Quds from the Zionist occupation.

The statement issued on Wednesday called for a massive turnout by the Iranian nation in the International Quds Day rallies on Friday, reminding that the rallies show that the Zionist regime of Israel is sinking in the gulf of Islamic awakening and popular anti-Zionist uprisings.
Initiated by the late Founder of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Khomeini, the International Quds Day is observed on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims all over the world hold rallies in support of the Palestinian resistance against what Imam Khomeini commonly referred to as "the illegitimate Israeli regime occupying Palestine."

The Iranian Armed Forces Headquarters also said that the serial collapse of the US and Zionist-backed dictatorial regimes has created the potential for the formation of a comprehensive Muslim front against Zionism. 
And finally, let's remember that tomorrow is International Quds Day...when all the Muslims of the world hold rallies to support Palestinians and to protest that the Jews now control Jerusalem....and that one day soon they believe they will take it back from Israel.
Tell me the's getting harder and harder to read the headlines and totally deny that we are heading fast into the VERY last days.
Hat tip to Tom F.

Remember Greece?

I know we have had earthquakes, flash floods and hurricanes to watch....but let's take a quick peak at what is happening in Greece.

They just sold short term IOU's yesterday at 44% interest!!  Yes you read that right...44% interest.

But we should be keeping an eye on Greece, whose 2-year sovereign debt yields have surged to 44%, a record high.

Given that Greece is essentially priced for default, trading at about 56 cents on the dollar, it doesn’t make much difference what it’s yielding right now, but still — something has gone wrong there.

See it here;

Let's think about this.....if America owes $15 much would the interest payments be on that if we had to pay 44% interest to roll over that debt?

I think you know the answer....we couldn't print money fast enough to keep from defaulting...and we couldn't tax the millionaires and corporations fast enough to stop the bleeding.

Hey Germany!....would you send Greece some more of your savings to make their lives a little less painful please!

How Long Will Germany Prop Up Euro?

Would you co-sign a car loan for one of your kids?  Most parents at some point have to.

Would you co-sign a car loan for one of your nephews?  Probably a lot more rare.

Would you co-sign a car loan for the kid down the road, named Guido, who you see smoking pot with a beer can in his hand?  Probably never.

So how long will Germany keep co-signing loans for Greece, Spain, Portugal, etc... 

If Germany starts to tip over, under the weight of trying to bail everyone out....who will be there to rescue the rescuers?  Good question.

In a cannon shot across Europe’s bows, he warned that Germany is reaching bailout exhaustion and cannot allow its own democracy to be undermined by EU mayhem.

The tone of language from two of Germany’s most respected institutions suggests that both markets and Europe’s political establishment have been complacent in assuming that the court would rubberstamp the EU summit deals in Brussels.

Nobel laureate Joe Stiglitz told the forum that the euro is likely to fall apart unless Germany accepts some form of fiscal union. “More austerity for Greece and Spain is not the answer. Medieval blood-letting will kill the patient, and democracies won’t put up with this kind of medicine.”

See it here;

I hope you caught that last sentence....democracies won't put up with this kind of medicine. 

For the last 6 decades the Western world has wanted to eat cotton candy, cheese curds, pronto pups and coke as fast as they could and as much as they could.  Now the day has come for consequences for their gluttonous behavior...but we refuse to take the medicine.

So YOU TELL ME....what happens when sick patients refuse to take their medicine?  Do they get better or do they get worse?

One positive thing for Team USA that may benefit us because of Euro problems....we will be seen by many investors as the "least worst" place to hold their wealth....and it could sustain us for a while and push the day out further when we are forced to take our medicine.  But make no mistake....that day IS coming.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Is This Interesting?

Is it interesting that the Washington Monument (the top of which is a pyramid) got cracked in yesterday's earthquake?

See photo here;

At the same time the National Cathedral in Washington also sustained millions of dollars in damage?

Washington (CNN) – Washington’s National Cathedral sustained "significant damage" during Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake, the church said Wednesday, and will remain closed at least through Saturday, when it had planned to host a dedication event for the capital’s new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.

Three of the four corner spires on the church’s dramatic central tower lost their ornate capstones, or finials, during the quake, and there are cracks in some of the church’s flying buttresses.

See it here;

Is this more evidence that our nation is being shaken....or is it all just a coincidence?

Hezbollah Pleased WIth Libya Collapse

Of course most of prophecy watchers HOPE that something positive comes from all the unrest in Libya....however we all kind of KNOW that Muslim extremists are going to get in there and start chanting to destroy Israel and usher in Sharia law...kind of like what's happening in Egypt.

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has hailed the victory of the Libyan people over the regime of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has praised the Libyan people and the country’s revolutionary fighters for their ‘huge’ victory over the dictatorial regime of ‘tyrant’ Muammar Gaddafi.

On Monday, Hezbollah said that the fall of the regime had materialized “after a long struggle and great sacrifice,” AFP reported.

“We hope that this victory will be final and that a just state will emerge soon to achieve the aspirations and hopes of the people who have suffered a long time,” Hezbollah stated.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rare Earthquakes Strike USA

This morning we got the headlines that the largest quake in 100 years rattled Colorado overnight.

Rare Strong Earthquake Hits Colorado

DENVER — The largest natural earthquake in Colorado in more than a century struck Monday night in the state’s southeast corner, but there had been no reports of damage or injuries.         

See that here;

But now this afternoon it's being reported that a 5.9 quake just rocked Virginia and shook the White House.

An earthquake sent tremors from the nation’s capital to New York City and New England Tuesday afternoon, the result of what officials said was a 5.9 magnitude temblor based in Virginia. 

“Our townhouse started shaking a short time ago and branches started to fall off trees and hit our windows and hit our roof like crazy,” said Bill Parks of Hummelstown, Pa. “It lasted about 10 seconds and was as bad as the Northridge after shock I had experienced while visiting in California. I ran outdoors and found my neighbor calling a friend in Virginia who also felt the profound quake. This quake was like none I ever experienced in the East in my life and I am 76 years old.”         

“The whole ground just shook and shook and kept on shaking," she said. The noise was so loud, she said, that it sounded like a plane falling out of the sky. China blew out of the cabinet, and her mantle pulled away from the wall.  

See it here;

Let's take in inventory people....Israel is in turmoil, 2011 is the worst year ever for natural disasters, worst famine in a lifetime taking shape in Africa, worst drought ever in Texas and the south, the churches in America are preaching a false gospel, sexual immorality has broken out all over, and now our nation's capital is being shook as the leaders of the world wonder how they can divide Jerusalem to give to Israel's enemies.......CAN THIS ALL BE A COINCIDENCE??  Or is something of God happening right before our very eyes?

Wake up people!!  Lift up your heads for our redemption is at hand!!  Are we excited to meet our Saviour and King??   Are we busy everyday doing the work of the Master?  The harvest is at hand and the workers are few.  Let's be workers!!       

Monday, August 22, 2011

Libyan Regime is Falling Apart

The news coming out of Libya is that the rebels have reached Tripoli and have captured some of Gaddafi's key men and that Gaddafi himself may be on the run.

David Cameron: ''The Libyan people deserve to shape their own future''

David Cameron has said the regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi is "falling apart and in full retreat".

The prime minister said there would "undoubtedly be difficult days ahead", but the Libyan people were "closer to their dream of a better future".

"Our task now is to do all we can to support the will of the Libyan people which is for an effective transition to a free, democratic and inclusive Libya."

"This will be and must be and should be Libyan-led and a Libyan-owned process with broad international support co-ordinated by the United Nations."

See it here;

Some might wonder why this matters to anyone at all.  After all, Libya is just another backward Arab country with a chunk of oil and and corrupt ruling family, just like all the other Arab countries...right?

Yes that is right.  However, Libya is one of the players mentioned in Ezekiel 38 that joins the coalition of Iran, Russia and Turkey.  And at some point in the VERY last days (probably after the rapture of the church) that coalition of armies will march down to Israel and plan a massive invasion to destroy Israel once and for all.  God himself will intervene on behalf of Israel.

So watch Libya.  See if they don't draw closer to Russia, Turkey and Iran.  See if they don't become MORE anti-Israel as the days go by.  When they do it will help to confirm your faith in the Bible.  The prophecies are coming true right before our very eyes.

New Printed Money Coming Soon?

After a few weeks of crushing blows to the stock market, today the market (for the moment anyway) seems to be heading up?  Why?  What's the headline?  Or is it because employment, profits, consumer confidence is up...and everyone is bullish on great corporate gains coming soon?

The real reason is that the Federal Reserve is meeting soon and the buyers of stock are getting pretty convinced that the Fed will announce they plan on printing more money.  This usually pushes the market up because more paper money scattered about means some of it will end up falling into the stock market...and the more demand their is for the stocks, the higher their price moves.

The scary thing about this (if it turns out to be true) is that the Fed is truly out of bullets.  It means they have NOTHING left to do but continue printing money, thereby punishing savers, rewarding those in debt and continuing to cook the sickening stew of hyper inflation.  Even a 10 year old realizes that printing money can't possibly be a long term fix.  If it was, every Podunk country in the world would just print money and hand it out freely so that EVERYONE could be rich and buy anything they wanted!  Ludicrous!!

Stocks rise in anticipation of Federal Reserve meeting

Stock markets reversed course again and headed up as investors looked forward to a Federal Reserve meeting later this week at which a new stimulus plan could be announced.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 136 points, or 1.3%, to 10953.84 in early trading. The rise came after last week ended with two down days.

The Federal Reserve is set to hold its annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Friday. Last year at the meeting, the central bank's chairman, Ben Bernanke, announced the so-called QE2 program, which injected money into the economy through bond buying. With the global economy showing increasing signs of slowing down in recent weeks, expectations are growing that Bernanke will use this year's conference to announce a new stimulus program.

See it here;

Friends, I don't know how much longer this can continue.  Fear not...but as the Proverb says, "The prudent man sees danger and seeks refuge." 

I hope and pray that you are listening to what the Holy Spirit is telling YOU to do.  Where is YOUR refuge?  What does He want YOU to do with your time and treasure during these last days?  Remember, there is not just one single answer to that question.  To some the Spirit might be saying to give it all away to famine relief.  To another He may be saying to buy a farm in South Dakota and start filling it with canned goods and gardening supplies.  To another he may be telling them to split firewood to prepare a warm place even if the electricity fails.  You get the idea.  Just remember that laying up your treasure in heaven is ALWAYS a positive return that compounds for eternity.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Israel is Isolated in the Region

The world continues to grow more hostile toward Israel every single day....just as the Bible said would happen in the last days.

AS ISRAEL and Gaza continued to exchange rocket and missile fire, the diplomatic fallout between Israel and its regional allies worsened, with both Turkey and Egypt hardening their stance against Benjamin Netanyahu's government.

''Israel should know that the era in which our sons are killed without a harsh response on our part is over for good,'' Amr Moussa, a former secretary-general of the Arab League who is now a presidential candidate in Egypt, wrote on Twitter after the incident.

Egypt has recalled its ambassador from Israel - the last Arab ambassador in the country - while the Arab League was expected to meet on Sunday to discuss the crisis.

"Israel is isolated in the region," said Professor Moshe Ma'oz, a senior fellow in Middle Eastern studies at the Harry S. Truman research institute for the advancement of peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Yep, Israel is isolated in the region.  And what might happen next month when the incredibly anti-Israel United Nations, votes to allow a Palestinian state?  Watch the isolation grow....and watch for war to break out in September.