Thursday, September 29, 2011

Germany Slams "Stupid" U.S. Plan

According to this article, some German officials were pretty peeved at Team Obama comments regarding the European fiscal crisis....even calling them stupid.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble said it would be a folly to boost the EU's bail-out machinery (EFSF) beyond its €440bn lending limit by deploying leverage to up to €2 trillion, perhaps by raising funds from the European Central Bank.

"I don't understand how anyone in the European Commission can have such a stupid idea. The result would be to endanger the AAA sovereign debt ratings of other member states. It makes no sense," he said.
Mr Schauble told Washington to mind its own business after President Barack Obama rebuked EU leaders for failing to recapitalise banks and allowing the debt crisis to escalate to the point where it is "scaring the world".
"It's always much easier to give advice to others than to decide for yourself. I am well prepared to give advice to the US government," he said.

The comments risk irritating the White House. US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has been a key driver of plans to give the EFSF enough firepower to shore up Italy and Spain, fearing a drift into "cascading default, bank runs and catastrophic risk" without dramatic action.


The danger for Germany is that America will lose patience, with unpredictable consequences. The US Federal Reserve is currently propping up the European banking system in a variety of ways, including dollar swaps.

See it here;

What??....could it be possible that the Federal Reserve is propping up the European banking well as propping up the U.S. Treasury and to a large extent the U.S. stock market?  Where are they getting all this money to prop up the entire world?  Who will prop them up if they start to falter under the stress load of propping up the world?

In other words, if Italy is propping up Greece, and Spain is propping up Italy, and Germany is propping up Spain, and the Euro Central Bank is propping up Germany, and the U.S. Federal Reserve is propping up the Euro Central Bank....then who is propping up the U.S. Federal Reserve? 

How come I get the strange idea that this whole thing could unravel like a bunch of dominoes?

Will we be here to see it?  Or does Jesus' words about the time before the rapture and following Tribulation give us a hint that we won't see it?  "For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away."

What Jesus appears to be saying here is that life before the rapture is going to be going on pretty much as normal with people pretty unconcerned about what is going on around them...even making plans for the future.  On the contrary, if the USA totally collapsed and anarchy was raging all over the streets with curfews imposed and National Guardsman patrolling the streets, and people were looking for squirrels to eat for dinner....this doesn't sound like life as normal....and certainly even the most cynical atheist might start wondering if Jesus was coming or Armageddon was at hand because of what he was witnessing.

Of course if the rapture came today, Jesus' words would be right on, because people ARE getting married, people ARE buying cars, going to soccer games, remodeling church sanctuaries, eating at restaurants....pretty much life as we have come to know it.  And the trumpet could certainly blow today calling us all home.

Jesus tells us that when we see all these things (Israel back as a nation, wars, coalitions building, earthquakes, rumors of wars, etc...) begin to happen then we should understand that time is short and we should run the rest of the race hard, focused on the finish line and doing our best to snatch people from the fire that is coming.

So....what has the Holy Spirit gifted us to do?  Are we busy about the Master's work?  Are we making each day count for the Kingdom?  Are we laying up treasure in heaven?  Are we ready to meet the Lord and have Him expose the things we have done since He saved us?  Are we satisfied with the race we have been running as of late?.....or are we being convicted that the Holy Spirit wants to turn our focus to something else?  What if He told us to sell all our stuff and follow Him?  Would we do it?

Good questions for all of us.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

And Perversion Filled the Land

We already know that pornography has infiltrated America to our very depths.

We already know that fornication has become a celebrated way of life as practically everyone lives together before they are married to give it a trial run.

We already know that we can now say "most" marriages will end in divorce as people have come to believe that the institution of marriage is all about being happy instead of being to make us holy.

So this next headline won't be a surprise...simply more evidence of how fast we are falling into the moral abyss.

Census: 131,729 gay couples report they're married

WASHINGTON—Increasingly visible, the number of gay Americans telling the U.S. census they're living with same-sex partners nearly doubled in the past decade, to about 650,000 couples. And more than 130,000 recorded partners as husband or wife.

Census figures released Tuesday provide a rare snapshot of married and unmarried same-sex couples in the U.S. based on the government count conducted last year, when gay marriage was legal in five states and the District of Columbia. It comes at a time when public opposition to gay marriage is easing and advocacy groups are seeking a state-by-state push for broader legal rights.
Some 131,729 same-sex couples checked "husband" or "wife" boxes on their decennial census forms, the first time people could do so, after gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts starting in 2004.

See it here;

Wow!  So the statistic of gayness nearly doubled in only 10 years!  So if the Lord tarries another decade we could expect that figure to quadruple!  Can you imagine what it will look like in this world if we are still here another 10 years??  I know one thing for sure.....I sincerely hope we are NOT here to see it.


U.S Condemns Israeli Plan

Question:  should Jews be allowed to build houses in Jerusalem?  Ummmm.....let me think about that....the population of Israel is growing, home prices are going through the roof because supply doesn't equal demand, and Jerusalem is a major Israeli I'm gonna say, "Yes!"

Well that's not how the U.S. government is seeing it.

U.S. condemns Israeli plan for new construction beyond Green Line

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that Israel's decision to build 1,100 homes in Jerusalem's contested Gilo neighborhood, which lies beyond the Green Line, is counter-productive to reviving peace talks with the Palestinians.

"We believe that this morning's announcement by the government of Israel approving the construction of (1,100) housing units in East Jerusalem is counter-productive to our efforts to resume direct negotiations between the parties," Clinton told reporters at a news conference.

"As you know, we have long urged both sides to avoid any kind of action which could undermine trust, including, and perhaps most particularly, in Jerusalem, any action that could be viewed as provocative by either side," she added.  

See it here;  

With this whole thing about blessings and curses issued by kind of concerns me to see headlines about U.S. condemning Israel.  Of course we know that the Arabs want East Jerusalem for the future capital of the new nation of Palestine....and the world desperately want so give them their own nation, so of course the world is going to view the Israeli announcement of 1100 new homes a "provocative action".

I wonder if those same people view thousands of missiles launched into Israeli cities as provocative?              

Iran Threatens U.S. East Coast

Anybody who has read Joel Rosenberg's books remember the scene of an Iranian freight ship coming within a few hundred miles of New York, then opening a steel container to reveal a nuclear missile launcher and then launching a nuclear attack on America.  Needless to was a pretty intense part of the book.

Today in the headline we find this:

Iran Threatens the US East Coast

Iran is threatening to send war ships to the East Coast of the United States in a major escalation with America.

The threat comes barely a week after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was welcomed at the podium of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Iranian Navy head Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari declared, “Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a power presence close to American marine borders.”

The Iranian president has repeatedly vowed to wipe Israel off the map.

See it here;

I know what we need to do....let's dispatch Team Obama to tell these folks they need to unclench their we can teach them the wonderful benefits of democracy, religious freedom and the pursuit of happiness!!

Has everyone sensed the serious uptick in war talk coming from numerous nations?  Sounds to me like "wars and rumors of war".

Why America is Stumbling

It's a fact that while many Americans claim to be Christians, VERY FEW actually know what their Bibles say.  Now let's read a passage from Proverbs 2 and see if we can clearly understand why America seems so lost.

Moral Benefits of Wisdom
1 My son, if you accept my words  (catch that word "if")   and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
  (how many of us look?) and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD
(fear is the beginning of wisdom)   and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.

9 Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.

Wow!  Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and wisdom comes from the Lord, and without it we won't have a clue as to what is actually going on in the world but will simply fall into place with the other wicked and perverse people of planet earth...makes sense!

Also we know the Good Book says, "My people perish for lack of knowledge".  So as you look around America and see millions tuning in to perverse shows every night on broadcast TV, millions spending more time watching sports and could care less what the Word of God says, millions spending more time devouring porn and perversion than time spent with their Creator, millions spending more time partying with drugs and alcohol than spending time in the actually becomes evident that the ONLY REASON we are still here in this land is because God is extending His mercy to us.  If you look at the moral decay in this land...we should have been wiped at long ago.

"But the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

No Driving For You Women!!

Women aren't allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia...also no Jews or Bibles are allowed...but let's stay focused on the former.

Its in the headlines today that a woman is going to get 10 lashes with a whip for driving a car.

A Saudi woman was sentenced Tuesday to be lashed 10 times with a whip for defying the kingdom's prohibition on female drivers, the first time a legal punishment has been handed down for a violation of the longtime ban in the ultraconservative Muslim nation.

Normally, police just stop female drivers, question them and let them go after they sign a pledge not to drive again. But dozens of women have continued to take to the roads since June in a campaign to break the taboo.

Making Tuesday's sentence all the more upsetting to activists is that it came just two days after King Abdullah promised to protect women's rights and decreed that women would be allowed to participate in municipal elections in 2015. Abdullah also promised to appoint women to a currently all-male advisory body known as the Shura Council.

The mixed signals highlight the challenge for Abdullah, known as a reformer, in pushing gently for change without antagonizing the powerful clergy and a conservative segment of the population.

See it here;

Where the heck are all the women libbers?  Where is the travesty?  Where is the protests about all these intolerant Muslims who want to keep women in the dark ages?

Oh wait...I know where they are....they're bashing Israel and demanding that the world make another Arab state...called Palestine.

Sounds like a super idea!  What could possibly go wrong?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Prophetic Articles Coming Like a Flood

Holy cats!!  I was busy running errands today and didn't have time to sit and read the Wall Street Journal until 11PM tonight...but honestly almost the entire paper has some prophetic significance!!

I will give you some examples starting with the front page.

The top headline is MARKET ROUT CLAIMS NEW VICTIM.  The article is talking about how everything is going down in value...including gold and silver!  "The decline capped gold's worst week since 1983.  Silver was even harder hit, plunging 18% for its largest single-day decline since 1987." and silver will not save you.  Honestly, with all the people on TV saying that gold is a safe are people feeling now that bought gold and silver a few weeks ago now that they lost 18% in a single day?  Does it still feel like you are safe??

The main photo on the front page is of Palestinian President Abbas right alongside Israeli Prime Minister the world is trembling as Jerusalem and the existence of the Israeli state dwelling in security, is brought into question by the entire United Nations assembly.

Page 3 has a picture of Albert Einstein, one of the smartest Jews, as scientists describe a startling new discover that may put our entire scientific foundation into question.  It seems scientists may have just discovered a particle that moves faster than light....and they are hypothesizing that it may be traveling in a 5th dimension.  Hey Luke Skywalker!!....could this be true??

Page 8 has two more articles on Israel-U.S. finances and how they are going to keep Palestine out of bankruptcy and Palestinians seeking statehood....along with a picture of cheering Arabs.

Page 9 has riots erupting in China, Yemen civil war, Putin running for President in 2012 and Pakistan burning American flags claiming they want the U.S. to quit meddling in their terrorist affairs with the Taliban.

Page 10 has this scary headline:  Economic Leaders Warn of "Red Zone"...and of course the red zone is where the whole flipping world melts down because no one has a clue how to fix the financial mess we have created by running up massive debts.

Next there is an article about Greece collapsing and turmoil in Asia.

Page 11 has an article about the civil war brewing in Libya...a named player in the last days battle of Ezekiel 38.

Page 13 has an article about Rick Perry calling social security a Ponzi scheme.

Page 14 has another article about how it is impossible to deal with Pakistan...and they have nuclear warheads already mounted on missiles ready to launch.

And finally page 15 has another article about Israel and how they have offered peace so many times.....only to be scorned by the Arabs.

Whew!!!  And that was only one day!!

Hold on tight because the vote for Palestinian statehood may come on Wednesday...which coincidentally is Rosh Hashana....the Jews most holy day.

I don't know about you, but when the Jews all start blowing their trumpets on the Feast of Trumpets....I kind of hope that all us followers of Jesus Christ also hear a loud trumpet with a loud voice saying, "Come up here!"

Have you told your family and friends about Jesus and his offer of salvation?  Time is running out.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Satanic Plan Revealed

We have written in the past about the Mahdi, also referred to as the 12th Imam.  Millions of Muslims believe that the Mahdi will come in the last days and turn the entire world into peace, prosperity and the whole world will have one religion....Islam.

Now watch this video from a Mahdi website out of Turkey and see how the show weaves together OT verses that talk about the Millennium rule of Jesus Christ and attribute them to the time when Mahdi will rule the world.  They read from the OT and then they read from the Koran and the hadiths and weave them all together.

Also notice that they believe the Mahdi is already here on earth and that peace and prosperity are soon going to break out.

And remember what the Bible clearly says about the Antichrist....he will come pretending to be a man of peace and will oversee a peace agreement between Israel and it's Muslim neighbors.  He will probably even oversee the building of the 3rd Temple in Israel....BUT....3 1/2 years into this 7 year peace agreement, he will sit in the Temple and proclaim himself as God.  The following 3 1/2 years will be the worst violence and bloodshed that the world has ever seen.  Jesus himself said the if those days weren't cut short by the return of Christ, then NO FLESH would survive.

Watch this video here;

Remember also that Iran's president, Ahmadinejad, speaks of the Mahdi often and also believes he is here and that we are in the last days.

I sure hope someone in the U.S. government realizes what these folks are saying....because I seriously doubt many people in the churches across America have any idea how close we are to this Satanic trap being snapped.

Thank you Jesus that we will not be here to see this whole fiasco play out.  But we need to understand that the Age of Grace is quickly coming to a close.  Let's all run like a man who can see the finish line.

Jordanians Urge End of Peace Accord with Israel

Jordan has been one of the Arab countries that has had a peace agreement with Israel.  Interestingly they are also one of the players mentioned in Psalm 83 that will meet the wrath of a powerful Israeli military.  So how will that peace be broken?

Looks like some movement towards that inevitability may be happening right in front of our eyes.

TEHRAN (FNA)- People in Jordan staged massive anti-government and anti-Israel rallies across the country to voice their strong protest at the Amman government's performance in foreign policy, domestic politics and campaign against corruption and to extend their support for the Palestinian people.

The Jordanian people also gathered in front of the UN office in Amman and underscored their support for the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

The demonstrators also condemned the US for pledging to veto the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN Security Council.

A group of demonstrators gathered outside Israel's embassy in Amman and requested an end to Jordan's peace accord with the Zionist regime of Israel.

See it here;

"Come", they say, "let us destroy them (Israel) as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more."  Psalm 83:4

The Psalm goes on to say what will happen to these nations that plan on throwing down Israel.

"May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace.  Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord--that you alone are the Most High over all the earth."  Psalm 83:17

Hat tip to Tom F.

Terrorist Gets Heroes Welcome

Mahmoud Abbas is having a good week.  First he gets a standing ovation at the United Nations and then he goes home to the West Bank and receives a heroes welcome.

In a triumphant return to West Bank Sunday, Mahmoud Abbas declared that the "Palestinian Spring" had been born.
The Palestinian president received a hero's welcome following his historic speech to the U.N. last week.

Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported that Abbas was welcomed by a crowd numbering several thousand people.

Abbas asked the world body on Friday to recognize Palestinian independence, defying appeals from Israel and the United States to return to peace talks.

The speech has transformed Abbas, who widely been viewed as a bland bureaucrat, into a hero.
The 76-year-old leader repeatedly shook and waved his hands to the crowd during his brief speech Sunday.

Abbas said that just as an Arab Spring was transforming the greater Arab world, a Palestinian Spring had begun.

See it here;

Let's review:  Israel has no legal right to give back anything to the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, but Israel HAS made HUGE concessions in an attempt to have peace.  They withdrew from Gaza as a concession and hadn't been gone but a few days when missiles started coming from Gaza, the Arabs are actually who caused the Palestinian refugee crisis, not Israel and yet the world continues to "pressure" Israel to fix an Arab problem.

Finally, if you do go to the article above, look at the picture of the little boy holding the Palestinian flag.  Of course the world will look at it and say, "Awwww....that's so nice these people are finally going to get a place to call home!"....but lets remember what this little boy learned in public school in Gaza last week; killing Jews is a privilege and dying to Allah as a martyr is the ultimate goal of his life.  Nice!!  And we truly believe these folks are going to live in peace next to a Jewish state that they refuse to acknowledge or even agree it has a right to exist.