Friday, December 30, 2011

Israeli General Hints at Another Gaza Campaign

The missiles are still sailing out of Gaza and into Israel on almost a daily basis.  Let's ask ourselves how long the U.S. military would allow missiles to sail out of the Pine Ridge Indian reservation and into Rapid City, South Dakota before they would respond.

A retaliatory Israeli airstrike killed a Palestinian militant today amid a gradual resurgence of fire across the Israel-Gaza border that has prompted discussions in Israel about an effort to reestablish "deterrence."

This week marks the third anniversary of the swift, devastating 2008-09 Israeli incursion into Gaza that was intended to cow Hamas into ending its rocket campaign in southern Israel. Although the ceasefire that ended Operation Cast Lead has largely held, there has been occasional fire, including this week.

On Dec. 28, Israel killed one Islamic Jihad operative and wounded 10 "global Jihad operatives" in two strikes, Haaretz reports. The following day, Gazan militants launched four rockets into southern Israel's Negev desert, causing no injuries.

The head of Israel's Southern Brigade said yesterday that preparations for another "large-scale" Israeli incursion into Gaza are underway "to renew our deterrence," Haaretz reports.


Wars and rumors of war continue to surround God's Holy Land.

Muslim Extremist Gives Christmas Message

Lest you had any doubts about what Islamists believe about Jews, Christians and Jesus....we have a video Christmas message given to us from a Muslim in the UK.  I will post some of the transcript below;

Hello to all of the non-Muslims. Christmas is a period when many events and many views are heard. In particular at this time of the year people think about Jesus – 'Issa (peace be upon him). Jesus was not a Christian, and, in fact, if Jesus was alive today he would be following the Muslims and Islam. Indeed, 'Issa (peace be upon him), said that the messenger Muhammad (SAW) would come after him, and he gave him one of the names which Allah has mentioned in the Koran – Ahmad. And indeed 'Issa was a Muslim. There are many people who want to attribute things which are not correct to 'Issa (peace by upon him). For example, that he believed in confession – confessing to a person to be forgiven for your sins. That he believed in Original Sin – that you are born sinful. That, in fact, they say that he allowed to eat and drink whatever you wish; and, in fact, he said: 'Give unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and give unto God what is God's,' whereas we know about the life of Jesus – 'Issa (peace be upon him) – that he rose against the Roman emperor in his time. He forbade cheating in the market. He forbade the promiscuity, and he forbade the Jewish judicial system in his own era.

"And, in fact, he said that you worship, and you obey, and you follow none but Allah. And that is the true message of Jesus as found in the Koran and in the statements of the Messenger Muhammad (SAW). And in this spirit as well, the Muslims – those who had the attribute of commanding good and forbidding evil – should realize that Christmas has many evils associated with it. Every true Christian, as well, knows that this has nothing to do with Christianity. This pagan festival where there is promiscuity, the abuse of alcohol, domestic violence, and all kinds of crimes. Break up of families, which are associated with it, is something which the Muslims must put on their agenda to forbid, and to invite people away from this debauchery into Islam – the pure way of life. And, indeed, Jesus will return one day and he will break the cross and he will pray behind the Muslims and he will declare with them that indeed, he believes in the finality of the Messenger Muhammad (SAW) and in al-Islam."

You can read the rest here;

Really??  Jesus would be a Muslim and wouldn't hang out with the Jews...even though he is one?  And Jesus would come and confirm the message given by Muhammad?...who happens to be an illiterate pedophile who was inhabited by a false spirit sent from Satan in hopes to pervert the TRUE GOSPEL given on earth over 700 years earlier??  How could Jesus have been a Muslim when Islam didn't even exist until 700 years after Jesus left this earth?????

Holy jihad!!  This whole Islam thing is not going to end well.  For one thing I believe that they believe MORE STRONGLY IN MUHAMMAD than most people who call themselves Christians BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS GOD.  So they have the power of conviction behind them.  And when you stand that up against a bunch of lukewarm people claiming to be Christians....and then throw in a big dose of power given by the Prince of the have a recipe for chaos.

Now, let's complicate things a bit further.  What if you knew this guy who gave the message had has finger on the trigger to about 8 nuclear weapons that were mounted on missiles and pointed at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and 6 more were hidden on freighter ships on the high seas within a few hundred miles of the U.S. coast?  What if you knew that he believed that the whole world needed to be engulfed in chaos to allow the 12th Imam to return to earth to rule...and that he will bring Jesus with him when he comes?

We don't need to pretend too much longer....because Iran's leaders may be days or months away from having the capability to bring global chaos....and THEY DO BELIEVE that the 12th Imam is already here and just waiting to be revealed when the chaos reaches a crescendo.

Even so....Come Lord Jesus!  What an exciting time to be alive!!

Hat tip to Tom F.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

8 Out of 10

Our friends at Barna research have come up with another statistic and it's not a good one.

Barna: 8 out of 10 young Christians can’t apply their faith to everyday life

Eight out of ten young Christian adults in America have no idea how to apply their faith to their daily living, reports pollster George Barna.

His finding was announced as the Barna Group released its end-of-the-year top six trends in American faith for 2011.

One of the most favorable discoveries by pollsters was that three-quarters of Americans see churches as a positive factor in their communities. Only 5 percent consider the church’s influence to be negative. However, “Americans are struggling to determine how faith, Christianity and church fit into modern life,” reports Barna.

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I believe the Bible tells us that in the last days men will have a form of godliness but will deny it's power.   This research would certainly confirm this prophecy.  How many people do we have in our churches who sit in the pews on Sunday but have no concept of WHO JESUS CHRIST really is?  How many of them have NO IDEA how the Holy Spirit works or WHAT their mission actually is? 

Sadly most people who define themselves as Christians spend their lives trying to conform to the patterns of this world....rather than allowing the Holy Spirit to transform their hearts and minds.

Lord, please help us in our unbelief.

Alien Artifacts on the Moon?

It seems that Hollywood and the media have been particularly enamored with the alien agenda over the past few years.  Hollywood is kicking out alien movies and TV shows faster that you can say the word, "abduction".  And now science seems to be joining the chatter that we are not alone in the universe and they we may soon discover the "Truth" of how humans actually made it to earth.

The headlines today are talking about how the moon is now going to be scoured for evidence of alien visits.

Hundreds of thousands of pictures of the moon will be examined for telltale signs that aliens once visited our cosmic neighbourhood if plans put forward by scientists go ahead.

Passing extraterrestrials might have left messages, scientific instruments, heaps of rubbish or evidence of mining on the dusty lunar surface that could be spotted by human telescopes and orbiting spacecraft.

Though the chances of finding the handiwork of long-gone aliens are exceptionally remote, scientists argue that a computerised search of lunar images, or a crowd-sourced analysis by amateur enthusiasts, would be cheap enough to justify given the importance of a potential discovery.


And the follow up news is that NASA has two probes en route to the moon as we speak and they should start sending back information in a few days.

Officials at NASA say they are now entering a new stage of a mission intended to place a pair of probes around Earth’s nearest neighbor and only satellite.

NASA officials said Monday mission controllers are preparing for the twin spaceships, named Grail-A and Grail-B, to enter the moon’s orbit on New Year’s Eve. The pair of probes are tasked with measuring the uneven gravity field of the moon and determine what lies beneath — straight down to the core.

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Hmmmm.....I wonder why all this focus on the moon?  Are they getting ready to "find" something? 

Remember that we believe that any "aliens" that they find, or that reveal themselves to us, are not actual aliens but rather are demons in disguise who have an agenda to deceive humans in a grand Satanic scheme.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Strait of Hormuz

There is a narrow little passage that about 40% of the earth's oil flows through called the Strait of Hormuz.  Iran has been threatening to close it and mess with global oil markets.  The USA has said that Iran will do no such thing.  Tensions are building.

BEIRUT—Tensions between Iran and the U.S. rose Wednesday as the U.S. Navy warned it would prevent any attempt to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, as Iranian officials threatened to do in response to imposing sanctions on its oil exports.

A significant supply of the world's energy—about 15 million barrels of oil per day—passes through the strait, a narrow passage that connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman. A disruption of that flow would send higher the price of oil in an already fragile global economy.

Several Iranian officials over the past week commented on Iran's capability and willingness to choke off the strait if the West embargoes Iranian oil or takes any other hostile action.

Iranian Navy Admiral Habibollah Sayyari repeated Wednesday that it would be "very easy" for the country's naval forces to shut down the strait. Iran is conducting a 10-day naval exercise in and around the waters of the Persian Gulf.

A day earlier, first Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, said in a speech to Iranian students that "not even a drop of oil will flow through the Persian Gulf" if Iran's oil is embargoed.

"If our enemies in the West start conspiring against us, we'll take strong action to put them in their place," he added.


Most analysts don't believe Iran can afford to close the Strait since they depend on the cash coming in every day from oil sales and it would cripple their economy. 

That sure makes sense from an economic point of view...but what if the country's leaders all believe that the 12th Imam is on earth already and is simply waiting for massive chaos to break out on earth so that he can grab the reins to usher in the 13th Caliphate where Islam will rule the world after killing all the Jews and Christians who refuse to bow to Allah...and that Iran's leaders believe they are the one's appointed by Allah to usher in the necessary chaos??

I sure hope we have some analysts who start thinking outside the box.  I believe we also never thought it possible that angry Muslims would fly airplanes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon while screaming, "Allah Akbar!"

I do know that if Iran did decide to mess with the Strait of Hormuz that oil prices would sky rocket in the short term.  And even if gasoline jumped to $6 gallon for even a few weeks here in the may really start to rattle people's confidence....which could be a trigger for the collapse of confidence in our paper money system the Western world is currently using.

0% Interest Paid on U.S. Bonds

This information is simply quite amazing.  In spite of the fact that the USA is on an unsustainable spending track....the world is still clamoring to loan us money!!  So much so that at the recent U.S. bond auction there were people lined up to borrow our money even though we WON'T PAY THEM ANY INTEREST!!!

This morning, Bloomberg reported that investors' demand for Treasury bonds was the highest it's been since 1995. For taxpayers, the timing could not be better. The more banks, pension funds, and foreign countries clamor for Treasuries, the lower the interest rate our government has to pay. So in this age of gargantuan budget deficits, we're getting dirt-cheap loans to keep the lights on in Capitol Hill.

How cheap? According to Bloomberg, during an auction of short-term bonds last week, the Treasury received nine-times as many bids as it needed to sell off all its $30 billion worth of debt. The interest rate it offered: 0%.

Let me repeat that: The U.S. government can sell its debt without paying any interest at all. Zilch.

At Wonkblog, Ezra Klein says there's an obvious policy response in this situation: borrow more. He points out that once inflation is taken into account, Treasury yields are actually negative for five, seven, and ten-year bonds. In other words, investors are essentially paying the government to take their money. It's an ideal time to borrow and spend to put Americans back to work, while passing a deficit reduction bill that takes effect in a couple years.

And it's not clear the government will have a chance like this again any time in the near future. Treasuries have been buoyed by two powerful, but temporary, forces. First, Europe tumbled into crisis, which left U.S. government debt was as one of the last safe investments on the market. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve went on a buying binge, snapping up $600 billion worth of Treasuries in order to try and push investors into other kinds of assets. The Fed's purchases made American debt even more scarce, meaning private investors were willing to accept comically low interest rates in return for a safe harbor to dock their money.


What's amazing is that for the past few years we have been looking at the USA financial condition and saying, "What happens when no one show up at our auctions because they don't want anymore USA paper debt?"....and in reality the USA is getting a HUGE BENEFIT from being perceived as the LEAST WORST place to park your "safe money"....and people are still flooding to our auctions snapping up every IOU that we print!!

Could this be God's sustaining hand for us?

Could this be the final LAST DAYS MONEY TRAP that pours $trillions of global investor's money into the USA and when the rapture happens the USA will collapse leaving the globe's investors unable to collect on our IOU's?

Something strange is going on.  This condition IS NOT NORMAL.   To me this is simply more evidence that a very dangerous bubble is building.  The world is so desperate for safety and guarantees that they will PAY SOMEONE to simply hold their money....and that "someone" is the US Treasury.

Now maybe I am dead wrong.  Maybe the world's investors are correct in believing that the USA is such an incredible country and they are so positive that she will ALWAYS be here to pay her IOU's....that we should lighten up on all the doom and gloom news coming for America.  Maybe America's brightest days are ahead of her and everyone else realizes this...EXCEPT US!!!

Could be.  But let's remember to take a look at legalized abortion, lawlessness, divorce, broken families, porn addictions, falling away from the Gospel, extreme weather, strange signs in the skies, outbreaks of paranormal activity, the news focused on Israel, the enemies gathering against Israel, Israel being isolated, coalitions building, earthquakes, wars and rumors of war....and then remember that the USA is not mentioned anywhere in biblical prophecy.

I guess we all need to make up our own minds in these VERY confusing times.  Pray that the Lord Jesus will guide our hearts and minds during these strange times that he has blessed us to live in.

A Year for the Record Books

2011 is a year that has gone into the record books.  The USA had more $billion dollar plus natural disasters than any other year.  Tornadoes, floods, droughts, quakes,...the list is long.

Watch this YouTube video from the director of NOAA explaining how in his 40 years of watching weather....he has NEVER seen anything like this.


Bible readers will understand that while the USA was being put through the natural disaster ringer....the USA was putting Israel through the pressure ringer, exerting pressure on Israel to divide God's land.

Yes friends....this is not a coincidence.  There is a direct correlation between God shaking us while we shake Israel.  Simply more evidence that our God is an awesome God.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Crisis of Confidence in Public Debt

Many financial market watchers are calling the last week of rising stocks the "Santa Claus Rally."  But now the three wise men (actually 2 men and 1 woman) have spoken and it appears that they don't believe the upsurge in financial markets will hold for 2012.

Interesting that one of them is the leader of the IMF and she sees a real problem continuing to build in the area that is so vital for sustainability....CONFIDENCE!

Nouriel Roubini, the New York University economist who predicted the unraveling of the financial system in 2008, is calling for “a recession in Europe, anemic growth at best in the United States, and a sharp slowdown in China and in most emerging market economies.”

Kenneth Rogoff, the Harvard economist who has studied 800 years of financial crises, calls for a “second great contraction” caused by a badly over-leveraged global economy that requires deleveraging that “typically takes many years to complete.”

You want a more official rendering? I give you Christine Lagarde, who keeps warning that the world economy is in a “dangerous situation.” This past weekend she explained that the “Santa Claus rally” in the U.S. was due simply to “only temporarily calmed markets.”

Be forewarned: Ahead of us, predicts the IMF leader and gritty former French finance minister, is “a crisis of confidence in public debt and the solidity of the financial system.”


OK....I may not be a wiseman, but you have to admit that when the leader of the IMF uses a phrase like "crisis of confidence in public debt and the solidarity of the financial system"....that sounds pretty serious.

If the public starts to realize that France owes Italy $billions, and Italy owes Greece $billions, and Germany owes France $billions, and the UK owes Germany $billions....and no one actually has any money to pay the $billions that they owe the other without borrowing it from someone else....the realization could really put people into panic.

On top of this news we have the U.S. government realizing that once again they need to raise the debt ceiling this week by another $1.5 trillion to keep things going along on all of our unsustainable programs that we indebted to.

I am seriously beginning to wonder if the ONLY reason that this whole house of cards has not already collapsed is because the retraining hand of God has been held up to stop it all from crumbling....until HIS perfect timing allows it to crumble.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Americans Say They are Better Off Than Their Parents

I have an I Phone that has an app on it called Fluent News.  It's a headline news service where I can check headline news.

The top headline when I just turned it on was this;
Poll: Americans Better Off Than Their Parents

A majority of Americans said they were better off financially than their parents were at the same age, although older adults were more positive about their wealth than younger people were, according to a Gallup poll.

Of 1,012 adults surveyed, 69 percent said they're better off financially than their parents, down from the 74 percent who said so in 1998, the last time Gallup asked this question.

"Most Americans still think they are doing better financially than their parents did when they were the same age," Elizabeth Mendes, deputy managing editor at Gallup, wrote in a blog post. "This is positive news, given the difficult state of the U.S. economy over the past several years -- with millions of Americans seeing their home values deteriorate and jobs evaporate."

Homes in the U.S. are expected to lose $681 billion in value in 2011, according to Zillow. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, the lowest this year but still higher than many economists had hoped. Unemployment has remained persistently high since the recession began in 2008, with the country witnessing the longest stretch the jobless rate has stayed over 8 percent since 1948.


Now let's imagine if Gallup took a poll and asked, "Spiritually speaking, are you better off than your parents?"

I wonder how the answers would differ?  It certainly makes me wonder if it wouldn't be revealed that each passing generation has been turning away from the "fear of the Lord"....and so has been losing wisdom with every passing decade.  We may have more technology than our forefathers and more material wealth....but I wonder if we aren't starving to death from Spiritual hunger...and only a hunger that the Holy Spirit endowed by Jesus Christ can satisfy.

Also notice the last sentence about how unemployment has been above 8% for the longest stretch since 1948.  What happened in 1948 that rocked the world??  Israel became a nation!...and as long as we blessed her existence our economy has been blessed....but now that we may be turning against her and pressuring her to divide the land...our economy may also be losing it's blessing.

Just a coincidence??  You decide.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

And the Government Will Be Upon His Shoulders

Isaiah chapter 9 tells us;

6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this.

Anybody who has ever been to a choir concert has probably heard these verses sung...but how many listeners realize that the ONLY part of the passage that has happened is that a child has been born?...that's it.

The government has never sat on Jesus' shoulders.  Peace on earth between men has been non existent and has actually gotten worse as the population of earth grows. The world has never called Jesus "Wonderful Counselor".  And of course justice and righteousness has also been in very short supply on planet earth....and as the greed of men seems to be getting worse, not better.

So friends, we have some great promises to look forward to!  This is an exciting time!  The nations are rising against each other, the love of many has grown cold, children have become ungrateful and disobedient, men have become brutal and lovers of themselves, even the women are turning into perverts as porn bathes our society.  This can only mean one thing....the Lord is going to come and set all things straight!  And we have a guarantee that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!!  WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD AND JESUS GAVE IT TO US!! 

So today during this celebration of our Lord and Savior's birth, lets remember that the story only STARTED in Bethlehem 2000 years ago...and the best is yet to come.

Merry Christmas everyone!  Jesus is coming!!