Saturday, January 21, 2012

Muslim Extremists Win 70% of Egypt's Parliament

A few weeks ago we thought it was bad news that the Muslim Brotherhood and their more extremist cousins, the Salafists had won 60% of the votes.

Today we find out it is 70%.

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities confirmed Saturday that a political coalition dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the 84-year-old group that virtually invented political Islam, had won about 47 percent of the seats in the first Parliament elected since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. An alliance of ultraconservative Islamists won the next largest share of seats, about 25 percent.

The tally, with the two groups of Islamists together winning about 70 percent of the seats, indicates the deep cultural conservatism of the Egyptian public, which is expressing its will through free and fair elections for the first time in more than six decades.   


This should go well for peace with Israel. 


Iran Confiscates U.S. Dollars

The value of Iranian currency is plummeting against the U.S. dollar.  Of course if you were an Iranian citizen sitting with a savings account holding Iranian money you would have seen the value of your savings go down by over 30% in just the past few months....which isn't good. 

So the prudent Iranian would attempt to swap his Iranian money for U.S. dollars...the value of which isn't falling as fast.

The problem is that the Iranian government may now confiscate those U.S. dollars and you may be imprisoned if you are found to have "too many" of those dollars.

See this interesting video here;

You can start to see the problem with paper currency.  It begs the question that one day when the U.S. dollar starts plummeting against the Swiss Franc or the Chinese Yuan and Americans start trying to hold those currencies instead of U.S. dollars.....could the U.S. government employ the same tactics as Iran...and simply start confiscating them.

Of course the reason that will be used will be "national security concerns."  The U.S. government did it once before in 1933 when they confiscated every one's I'm guessing that one day they will do it again.

Hat tip to Tom F.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Great "Falling Away"

Apostle Paul tells us that in the Last Days there will be a great falling away from the faith of Jesus Christ.  (2 Thessalonians)  Many interpret that to mean that many who call themselves Christians and maybe even have sat in Christian churches most of their lives....will really have no concept of the power of God, will simply be practicing a form of religion, and many may not even be saved.

Today we find this headline:

Nearly Half of Churchgoing Americans Say Church Doesn’t Have an Effect on Their Lives

Church is widely regarded as a regular action that can assist one in cultivating his or her faith, while subsequently experiencing personal benefits. While this characterization may hold validity for some, there’s a new study out that shows that, for nearly half of attendees, church isn‘t doing anything to impact or change individuals’ lives.

According to the Barna Group, an evangelical company that studies faith in America, nearly half (46 percent) of churchgoing Americans report that their lives have not changed at all as a result of attending church. While this is startling, 26 percent of individuals who reported having been to church before said that their lives had been changed or impacted “greatly” by the experience; 25 percent said that church was “somewhat” influential.


Holy apostasy!!  How many are just going through the motions?  Paul goes on to tell us in 2 Timothy;

 1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

Not gonna we look at that list and take note of EVERYTHING on his sure appears we are there.  And of course a "form of godliness" sure seems as if it could be the people sitting in the thousands of churches across the nation....just sitting there going through the motions...counting the minutes until they can get out of there and get on with their shopping and football.

So what do you suppose it means when Paul goes on to finish his warning with, "Have nothing to do with such people."?  Are we supposed to separate ourselves from our local churches if we find that the majority are just going through the motions?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Return of the Hybrids

Many of you have heard my thoughts on Genesis 6, when the fallen angels abducted human women (took them) had sex with them and the resultant offspring were corrupted flesh called the Nephilim. might say.

Crazy, right? 

I also believe the reason for Noah's flood...was not just because man was 'sinful' (that's obvious that all men have always been sinful) but that flesh on earth had all been polluted with seed of Satan.  Only Noah and his family were still 'pure' (uncorrupted?)...meaning that they were still 100% human DNA.

Like I said....crazy, right?

Just today the top prophecy site in the world published an article by one of the top prophecy writers and let's look at some of what he said.

“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Genesis 6:5. Humanity is moving through a period of increasingly deteriorating moral behavior. Today wickedness among earth’s inhabitants has grown to a fever pitch. When we study our Bibles what becomes evident is the fact that between the antediluvian world, known as the days of Noah, and our present world there is a shocking similarity unfolding before us.

Keep in mind that Jesus was referring to similarities between the antediluvian era and the last days before His return. Remember, the reason God (Jesus) sent the deluge was because of all the abominable unions (marriages) between fallen angels and human women, and the progeny these unions brought forth. Evil was spread over the antediluvian world exactly the way it’s overtaking ours today. Jesus referred to marriage in those days before the flood because that’s exactly what we read in the Genesis 6 account. “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose” Genesis 6:2 (emphases mine). Jesus isn’t being coy; He’s laying out the future. One that involves the worst possible scenario, the re-incursion of fallen angels into our space/time continuum for one purpose, the corruption/destruction of the human race – just as they did in the days of Noah.

“And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men:” Daniel 2:43.

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark” Matthew 24:37-38. Obviously those of Noah’s day were eating and drinking to sustain themselves, although we’re not told what they were eating and drinking. Some in-depth study I’ve done shows a corruption even in their diet. But my question here is – why would Jesus speak of marriage or giving in marriage during those days? To the casual reader marrying and giving in marriage is seen here as simply going about business as usual, they see nothing out of the ordinary about this verse. But to the studied reader what Jesus is alluding to is that just prior to His return to earth the world will be experiencing an all consuming evil corruption of the genes of humans through the cohabitation of fallen angels and human women just like the people of Noah’s day were, which was the reason God destroyed the antediluvians with a worldwide flood. Think about it this way, who in their right mind will be thinking about their white wedding dress or their black tuxedo at a time when the world will be crumbling around them? The world, just prior to His return, will be filled with the violence, wickedness, and mayhem that Noah witnessed in his day. Jesus lays out precisely for His disciples the full picture of those last days. Jesus wasn’t referring to normal marriage plans, but to very abnormal and abominable copulations between two distinct groups of beings. If we misinterpret the verses in Genesis 6 most of the rest of the Bible will never make sense.

So check out the whole article.  If the crazy bin needs some more appears we have just found another one. : )

Russia Warns of 'Very Big War'

The rumors and talks of war have been increasing. 

Question;  Does it seem that long ago when the world had NOTHING to talk about except Bill Clinton having oral sex with Monica Lewinsky and tech stocks were up 40% per year, people were retiring at age 50 if they played their bonuses and stock options right, two homes were all the rage with massive home equity in both to use as piggy banks....the world seemed like a perfect consumer paradise!!  We were SO ENJOYING our peace dividend brought to us courtesy of the Soviet Union collapse.

What the heck happened?  Has our god of Mammon fallen down on the job??  How come he hasn't come back to fix all the things that are troubling Western civilization?  Doesn't he care that we are all still upside down on our houses?!  And all this money strife is making us restless!

And now Russia says this;

Western intervention in Arab Spring could end in 'very big war,' Russia warns       

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, warned Wednesday that outside encouragement of antigovernment uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa could lead to “a very big war that will cause suffering not only to countries in the region, but also to states far beyond its boundaries.”   

Mr. Lavrov’s annual news conference was largely devoted to a critique of Western policies in Iran and Syria, which he said could lead to a spiral of violence. 

Mr. Lavrov said foreign governments were arming “militants and extremists” in Syria, and he gave a bristling response to Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, who on Tuesday expressed concern about possible Russian arms shipments to Syria.

“We don’t find it necessary to explain or justify anything,” Mr. Lavrov said. “We are only trading goods with Syria that are not prohibited by international law.” 

Relations between Moscow and Washington have worsened over the past year, as the cordial tone of the “reset” between President Obama and President Dmitri A. Medvedev has been replaced by a drumbeat of criticism. Mr. Lavrov said that Russia and the United States were not adversaries, and that “the cold war ended a long time ago.” By contrast, however, he was glowing about Russia’s cooperation with China, which he said was “the highest in the history of our bilateral relationship.”  


Dang reset button!  I know Obama told us he was going to push it with EVERYONE who had come to dislike the United States....and after three years in office he can't seem to find that elusive button! 

In fact I'm beginning to wonder if he didn't actually hit the 'respect' button and accidentally turned it off so that the whole world is beginning to question our integrity, resolve and power....and so rumors of war are everywhere as the nations of the world are now realizing that there is a new world order looming...and they better get ready to kick some butt to claim their desired piece of the pie.

A new sheriff is coming to town....and it's not going to be the USA.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Iran War Could End Life on Earth

This is an awesome headline to be added to the Armageddon file.

'Iran war could end life on earth'

A former American official has warned that the United States wants to blame Israel for Washington's possible war on Iran that could end life on earth.

US warnings to Israel for not attacking Iran is to avoid responsibility for the war Washington has prepared, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts wrote in an article on Global Research.
"If the war gets out of hand, and if Russia and China intervene or nukes start flying, Washington wants the blame to rest on Israel, and Israel seems willing to accept the blame," Craig Roberts said.

The US analyst also used a few examples to show that the White House has prepared for an all-out war against Iran.

"If Washington did not want war with Iran it would not have provided the necessary weapons to Israel. It would not have deployed thousands of US troops to Israel," he argued.

"Washington would not have built a missile defense system for Israel and would not be conducting joint exercises with the Israeli military to make sure it works," Craig Roberts added.

He said, "Washington won't prevent the war that it so fervently desires. Neither will Washington's NATO puppets."

"'Great' Britain does as it is told, subservient and occupied Germany, bankrupt France, Italy occupied with US air bases with a government infiltrated by the CIA, bankrupt Spain and Greece will all, in hopes of an outpouring of US dollars and devoid of any dignity or honor, support the new war that could end life on earth," Craig Roberts added.


Rest easy friends....and Iran war WILL NOT end life on earth because we know the rapture has to happen first and then the Great Tribulation where about 2/3 of life will end on earth before Jesus returns. "If those days were not cut short no life would survive."

However...a war with Iran could really mess up this nice little life we have had going on in America.

Do we have enough oil in our lamps for whatever may be coming?

Hat tip to Tom F.

First the Bees....Now the Bats?

You guys remember a problem with the honey bees all disappearing?  It's called colony collapse.  Also remember that Albert Einstein predicted that if the bees disappeared that humans would starve to death in 4 years.  Of course this is due to the fact the bees pollinate so many of our food crops.

Today we see news that millions of bats are dying in North America due to some type of fungus.

U.S. scientists are estimating that between 5.7 million and 6.7 million bats in Canada and the United States have succumbed to white-nose syndrome, a fungus spreading in eastern North America.

The mortality figures were released Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

"White-nose syndrome has spread quickly through bat populations in eastern North America, and has caused significant mortality in many colonies," said Dr. Jeremy Coleman, co-ordinator of the U.S white-nose syndrome program. "Many bats were lost before we were able to establish pre-white-nose syndrome population estimates."

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe said the "startling " figures illustrate the severity of the threat facing the animals.

"Today's new mortality estimates are a wake-up call that we need to do more, and fast," said Mollie Matteson with the Center for Biological Diversity.


I wonder how many strange things need to happen for people of planet earth to realize that God is up to something really big?

Africa Drought Looming

Here in Minnesota we are enjoying a very strange winter.  We have had no snow and warm temperatures.  This comes on top of having no measurable rain since last July...meaning the driest fall EVER!

Of course if this doesn't change in the spring we could be in for some trouble.  Kind of strange in that last spring into early summer was the wettest spring EVER.

Jesus told us to watch for droughts and famines as one of the signs that will accompany all the other signs.

So today we have this headline right in the center of Google News.

Aid groups: With new Africa drought looming, donors must speed response

Scientists and aid organizations gave the world plenty of time to prepare, but a late response by the world’s donor nations cost 50,000 to 100,000 lives during last year’s drought in the Horn of Africa region.

That is the message of a joint report by Oxfam International, Save the Children and other charities, released today, during the global meetings at Davos, Switzerland, and at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Now, with a new drought looming in the West African nations of Mauritania, Niger, Mali, and Chad, the joint report, “The Dangerous Delay,” is calling for an overhaul of the world’s aid delivery system to avoid more preventable deaths from starvation.


U.S. Treasury Dips Into Pension Fund

Yesterday we posted on how Americans were dipping into their savings and pensions to keep their bills paid and to buy more crap they still can't afford.

Today we find an article that says the Treasury is also dipping into retirement funds to keep the bills paid.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Treasury on Tuesday started dipping into federal pension funds in order to give the Obama administration more credit to pay government bills.

"I will be unable to invest fully" the federal employees retirement system fund beginning Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a letter to Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Wednesday on the Obama administration's request to raise the country's legal debt limit to $16.394 trillion.

However, unless the lower chamber and the Senate are able to shore up enough votes to block the White House request, the debt limit will be increased by $1.2 trillion next Friday and a repeat of last year's debt ceiling debacle will be averted.


As we look at the news of American consumers running out of money they never had in the first place....and the U.S. Government doing the same, we think of how few in this nation truly fear the Lord.  And of course without fear there can be no wisdom.  We then read Proverbs 17:16 which tells us; "Of what use is money in the hand of the fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?"

Isn't that the truth?!  Its like a big circle of fear, no wisdom means you're a fool and fools won't have money for long.  That about sums up the American condition.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Israeli Cyber War Heats Up

Yesterday we posted how an Arab computer hacker had disrupted the Israeli stock market and the airlines.  Today we are hearing that Israeli hackers have hacked into some Arab sites.

Let the cyber wars begin??

Hackers in Israel and other Middle Eastern countries are in the middle of a cyberwar that has led to disruptions of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, several Israeli banks, and an airline. As a result, some Israeli banks have blocked or are threatening to block international access to their sites to avoid attack.

Hackers identifying themselves as "Israel Defense Forces" threatened in a Pastebin post to attack three Arab Emirate banks, two government sites, Saudi Airlines, and an airport site today, but the sites were accessible midday. However, other sites were inaccessible, including in Saudi Arabia.

OxOmar has threatened to publicly reveal credit card data for 200 Israelis every day, if the attacks on Israeli sites don't stop, according to Ynet. He also has called on Arab hackers to unite in attacking Israeli sites.

Meanwhile, Israel will respond to cyberattacks the way it does violent "terrorist" acts, by striking back with force against attackers, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Dany Ayalon said January 7, following the release of the credit card data, according to Agence France-Presse.


Where is this all heading??  If nations can hack into and disrupt other nations commerce and attack their financial life blood...when could this turn into a shooting war?

Ultimately, we know where this is's heading to a place where there will be a one world government and and one world Internet system...where everyone will need to take the mark of the beast to buy or sell anything on the coming global cyber system.

Pray that we can escape that coming day.

Americans Raid Savings

I have been a financial consultant for about 25 years so have seen lots of balance sheets of family households for lots of years....and I can testify that Americans are raiding their savings and many young folks have totally raided some, or all, of their retirement accounts...just to keep the bills paid.

This is not a good sign.

More than four years after the United States fell into recession, many Americans have resorted to raiding their savings to get them through the stop-start economic recovery.    

In an ominous sign for America's economic growth prospects, workers are paring back contributions to college funds and growing numbers are borrowing from their retirement accounts.

Some policymakers worry that a recent spike in credit card usage could mean that people, many of whom are struggling on incomes that have lagged inflation, are taking out new debt just to meet the costs of day-to-day living.

American households "have been spending recently in a way that did not seem in line with income growth. So somehow they've been doing that through perhaps additional credit card usage," Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Friday.

"If they saw future income and employment increasing strongly then that would be reasonable. But I don't see that. So I've been puzzled by this," he said. 


There is nothing to be puzzled about, Mr. Federal Reserve are simply seeing the reality that I have been watching for 4 years now...mainly that people are cashing in their financial futures simply to keep their heads above water today.

So the article correctly states, this is an "ominous sign for America's economic growth prospects."

No wonder that Bible warns us so much about the love of money and the dangers of materialism.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Let the Hacking Begin!

Most of the world's computer geeks are pretty sure that the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran's nuclear facility computers was the work of Israeli computer hackers. 

Earlier this year it was revealed by the CIA that Chinese hackers had hacked into some major systems within the USA....even possibly our power grids?

Today we find out that hackers have been messing with the Israeli stock market and also Israel's national airline, El Al.

The distributed denial-of-service attacks, which also targeted three Israeli banks, were the latest salvo in a month-long offensive between Arab and Jewish hackers determined to give the Middle East conflict an online dimension.

Monday's hacking incident caused the stock exchange's website to perform slowly, while El Al's online services were unavailable for more than an hour.

Responsibility for the attack was claimed by a group of hackers, claiming to be based in Saudi Arabia, which identifies itself by the name "Nightmare".

It came days after a rival Israeli hacking group called "Israel Defenders" published what it said were the credit card details of hundreds of Saudis. Nightmare had carried out a similar stunt after hacking an Israeli sports website.
The self-proclaimed head of Nightmare, who identifies himself as "0xOmar", boasted on the microblogging website Twitter that he would never be caught.


Not sure if you guys are all aware of this but a computer hacking group that calls itself "anonymous" are anarchists who claim to have the capability to bring down the entire global system....banking, military, electric power,  food distribution, etc....

Don't have any idea if the angel Gabriel hinted at this day with the prophet Daniel, but he did tell him that in the last days, "Knowledge will increase".   When you look at the last 5000 years of mankind they have been riding horses pulling wagons.  My grandparents rode horses pulling wagons as their ONLY means of transportation.  And now today we have satellites beaming images, videos and conversations to hand held computers called SMART PHONES. 

In one man's lifetime we have gone from horses and wagons to remote controlled buggies landing on Mars and sending back high resolution pictures.  Also we have gone from not having the word "computer" to a time when hackers could literally disrupt life as we have come to know it simply by sitting at their computer and hacking into the system.

Wow!!  What an exciting time to be alive!!

Russia Talks Tough if Iran is Attacked

We all know by now that we are watching for a coalition to form that includes Russia, Turkey, Iran, Libya and a few other lesser Islamic states in North Africa.  We also know that when that coalition does form in the Last Days they will come up with an evil plan to destroy Israel....they won't be successful, but that won't stop them from coming up with the plan.

Today we have some headlines that seem to be showing Russia and Iran drawing closer.

Russia has given Iran its bear hug and warns Israel and the West that an attack on Tehran would be considered an attack on Moscow. The threat heightens the prospect of World War III in the event of a military strike on Iran.

“Iran is our neighbor,” Russia's outgoing ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, told reporters in Brussels. “And if Iran is involved in any military action, it’s a direct threat to our security.”

Kremlin Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev accused Israel of provoking the United States towards war against Iran, the Russian Interfax news agency reported Friday. “But at the same time, we believe that any country has the right to have what it needs to feel comfortable, including Iran," he added.

Rogozin warned on Friday that more attacks on Iran could cause "a scorching Arab Summer."

Russia also has come to the defense of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warning Western nations not to intervene in Syria with military forces. Russia is a major arms supplier to Syria and has a heavy investment in Iran’s nuclear facilities.


Does it appear to anyone else that the Iranian situation seems to be a "checkmate" deal?  If the U.S. and or Israel attacks sounds like it could ignite WWIII.  If they don't attack Iran then the whole Middle East will end up in a nuclear arms race and you'll have even more crazy Muslims running around waving nuclear missiles in every one's face....threatening to cause chaos which will lead to WWIII.

So it sure appears we are heading for WWIII no matter what we do.  I guess the question comes down to who wants to light the match that will actually start it?

After watching footage last week of the Jews being rounded up by the Nazis and gassed at concentration camps....I know that Israel will not just sit idly by and let their ancient Persian enemies threaten them with annihilation....but what if the fear of Russia's military makes Israel stand down and hope for some other solution?

Holy quandary!!  I'm sure glad we know how the story ends and that God wins!!  Otherwise this would not be interesting to watch would be TERRIFYING!

Hat tip to Tom F.