Friday, January 25, 2013

Old People...Hurry Up and Die

As health care costs continue to skyrocket...and people continue living longer and longer demanding more and more pills, procedures, tests and treatments, the governments will start to wonder how they can possibly pay for it all?  Of course the INDIVIDUAL can't pay for it they will expect the GOVERNMENT to pay for it all.

One solution (that has been tried in the past) is to tell the old folks to, "Hurry up and die!"

Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances.

Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care.

"Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government," he said during a meeting of the national council on social security reforms. "The problem won't be solved unless you let them hurry up and die."

Aso's comments are likely to cause offence in Japan, where almost a quarter of the 128 million population is aged over 60. The proportion is forecast to rise to 40% over the next 50 years.


Ouch!!  40% of population over 60!!  How are the 30% left in the work force (assuming 30% are children) possibly going to support the 40% in, or near, retirement age?

What happens if they find out that a majority of these old folks require an average of $300,000 of medical expenses in the final years of life?

How long can a society cut back on other necessary expenses ONLY to pour all their money into people who are going to die soon anyway??

Good questions.

I guess that's why God told us to "be fruitful" and multiply...because He knew it would take 5 or 6 kids to care for 2 elderly parents.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Antichrist Excited About Rapture...Are You?

Over the past 6 years I have had MANY conversations with people who are filled with anxiety. 

Anxiety about what? 

Anxiety about how the world is coming apart...and it appears to be happening faster and faster. 

Some call it all the "gloom and doom" news that seems to bombard us from all sides....fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, deficits, Social Security collapse, 48 million Americans on food stamps, 70% of black children born out of wedlock, pornography shown to 8 yr olds, 1/3 of Christian clergy admit porn problem, gay agenda sweeping over, obesity epidemic coming for our kids, health care costs are exploding, Europe is bankrupt, China and Japan threatening war, Israel is surrounded by angry Muslims....whew!!...and that's just a short list!!!

So is all this news really 'gloom and doom'?...or is it really EXCITING news because we know God has it all under control and we also know that all these BIRTH PANGS mean that JESUS IS COMING!!

Today, I ran across this article on Rapture Ready and it asks a great question...if the Antichrist is excited about the rapture and is jumping for joy and clapping his hands in come many of us aren't doing the same thing?

Even though I don’t know, and neither does anyone else know right now, who he is, there are still some things we can know about his character and his ambitions and desires because the Bible describes enough about him for us to figure out what kind of person he likely is. For some reason, when I have thought about him at all, I have always viewed the Antichrist as mostly a political figure. A “mover and shaker” type who is orchestrating and manipulating things like world government-type stuff behind the scenes, and that is probably accurate. However, it crossed my mind that maybe he’s more than that, too. He’s human and likely more dimensional than that.

 He’s probably funny, and considered fun to be around and maybe described by some as someone you’d like to “have a beer with” as they say. He’s probably charming, witty, smart and very clever. He’s probably talented at many things. I’ll bet he has the gift of gab and is probably very handsome. And as a human, he’s obviously also emotional and has an ego. Actually, I’ll bet he has an extra-super-size dose of ego. I’m pretty sure that even if he doesn’t show it right now, he’s going to turn out to be the most narcissistic narcissist there ever was! He would make Hitler look meek and shy and humble. After all, he’s eventually going to declare himself to be God and demand that EVERYBODY worship him as such.

Although most Bible scholars, nor do I, believe that he knows who he is right now, I do believe he does already have tendencies, desires and ambitions toward becoming ruler of the world someday. So, if I put myself in his shoes and think about that goal and what needs to be done to accomplish it, doesn’t it stand to reason that his path to that goal would be made so much easier if we Christians were out of his hair? Wouldn’t a global economy and a global government be much easier to obtain if only we believers would just disappear?

You know, those of us who are clinging to our Bibles, our guns and our religion? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist putting that in.) He’s probably thinking, “I’m SO close! What I really need now is to get around or better yet, get rid of these holy rollers. Sure, I could and will continue with the plan to disarm the world, shut down freedom of speech, destroy all individual freedoms in fact and erase all verbal or visual references to God or Jesus. But, although my chipping away at this stuff is speeding up now and working quite nicely so far, if I do say so myself, the Rapture would surely be a shortcut to victory.”

Doesn’t it make sense that the Antichrist would be looking forward to the Rapture? I’ll just bet he’s heard of it and it sure makes sense to me that he’s giggling and clapping his hands and smiling all the time in anticipation. So my question is this: WHY aren’t WE as excited? Why aren’t we giggling all day, clapping our hands, shouting and smiling? Huh? Why aren’t we witnessing, testifying and spreading the Word in every way we can think of to get as many people as we can to accept Jesus and come with us? Hmmm…things that make ya go, hmmm!
So what's it gonna be folks?....gloom and doom about earthly events or jumping for joy because the global events point us to Jesus' soon return??
Jesus told us, "When you see all these things begin to happen, then lift up your heads for your redemption is near."
Awesome!!  Let's jump for joy and tell the world about Jesus!...and work hard at it while we still have light in which to work!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Obama Pushes Gay Agenda

( - President Barack Obama opened his second inaugural address by quoting the statement from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights."

He then went on to say that if men were in fact created equal, then homosexual “love” must be equal as well.

“What makes us exceptional, what makes us American," said Obama, “is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’"

“Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time,” said Obama. “For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.”

A bit later in his speech, Obama returned to the theme of God creating all men equal, and this time tied it directly to his belief that the “law” should extend equal treatment to “the love” of homosexuals.

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” said Obama.

Obama has endorsed same-sex marriage. "I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC News in May.


The floodgates appear as it they are about to be opened.  Perversion has always been in the land, maybe kept at bay by shame handed out by society.  Pornography was kept in back rooms on the bad side of town, sex before marriage was called, "living in sin", getting pregnant out of wedlock meant that girls were "sent away" to have the baby, gay men who wanted to engage in sodomy were certainly not celebrated.

Now with President Obama saying "gay sex is equal" from the biggest bully pulpit in the land...we are moving ever closer to the cup of judgment being full.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Big Election in Israel and Peace is NOT on Agenda

Tomorrow is a big day in Israel as they all go to the polls to elect a Prime Minister....and it looks like Netanyahu will have an easy time being re-elected....and peace with the Arabs is NOT on the agenda.

Benjamin Netanyahu seems poised for re-election as Israel's prime minister in Tuesday's voting, the result of the failure of his opponents to unite behind a viable candidate against him — and the fact that most Israelis no longer seem to believe it's possible to reach a peace settlement with the Palestinians.

The widely held assumption of a victory by Netanyahu comes despite his grim record: there is no peace process, there is growing diplomatic isolation and a slowing economy, and his main ally has been forced to step down as foreign minister because of corruption allegations.

The confusion and hopelessness that now characterize the issue of peace with the Palestinians has cost the moderates their historical campaign focus.

Many Israelis are disillusioned with the bitter experience of Israel's unilateral pullout from the Gaza Strip in 2005 that led to years of violence. Others believe Israel's best possible offers have been made and rejected already, concluding that they cannot meet the Palestinians' minimal demands.

"There can't be peace because we've tried everything already. All the options have been exhausted. They apparently don't want to make peace, said Eli Tzarfati, a 51-year-old resident of the northern town of Migdal Haemek. "It doesn't matter what you give them — it won't be enough."

Tzarfati expressed what seems to be a common sentiment.


Of course it is no secret that Obama and Netanyahu don't get Israel will most likely continue becoming more isolated as time goes on.

This shouldn't surprise prophecy watchers as we know that the Bible says in the Last Days Israel WILL BE ALL ALONE...and then God will come and fight for them so that they will KNOW THAT GOD IS THEIR LORD!

18 This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. 19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.  Ezekiel 38

Amen!  Please keep praying for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem.  And most importantly, keep praying that the Prince of Peace will come and set everything straight!

Wanted: Woman to Birth Neanderthal Baby

Do you think we are getting REALLY CLOSE to playing God as science continues messing with the building blocks of life?

What will happen when someone crosses a human and a pig to harvest parts to save another human?

What would happen if we cross a chimp and a human?  Does it have a soul?  Would it be considered an abomination to God?

Now today we find a Harvard scientist looking for an "adventurous woman" who would be willing to give birth to a Neanderthal baby.

They're usually thought of as a brutish, primitive species.

So what woman would want to give birth to a Neanderthal baby?

Yet this incredible scenario is the plan of one of the world’s leading geneticists, who is seeking a volunteer to help bring man’s long-extinct close relative back to life.
Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and resurrect the species which became extinct 33,000 years ago.

His scheme is reminiscent of Jurassic Park but, while in the film dinosaurs were created in a laboratory, Professor Church’s ambitious plan requires a human volunteer.

He said his analysis of Neanderthal genetic code using samples from bones is complete enough to reconstruct their DNA.

He said: ‘Now I need an adventurous female human.

‘It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done.’

Read more:

Remember friends, many biblical commentors believe that God first flooded the world, and only saved Noah and his sons, because Satan had been crossing his seed with the seed of human women and making 'strange flesh' called the Nephilim. (Genesis 6)

When will God say, "ENOUGH!"

Jesus told us that it would be as it was in the days of Noah when He returns for his bride, the church.

Could Jesus be giving us a hint that people on earth will be cooking 'strange flesh' again when he returns for us?

Certainly crossing Neanderthal seed and seed of a woman would make 'strange flesh'.


Hat tip to April S.

Praying for the President

As most of you know, President Obama will be sworn in today...for the 2nd time.

Yes, he is going to place his hand on the Bible and I have heard it is Martin Luther King's Bible...which would be timely since today is MLK Day.

Over the past 4 years I have heard many Christian folks comment how difficult it is to PRAY FOR OBAMA....especially because many are so convinced that he is a leader who is taking America down the drain.

Today I found an answer in Charles Stanley's devotional that lists 10 things to talk to God about as you are praying for President Obama...or any President.

1 Timothy 2:1-5

2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
1) Realize he has been given that position by either God's choice or His permissive will.
2) Recognize his personal inadequacy for the task and look to God for the wisdom, knowledge and courage to succeed.
3) Restore dignity, honor, trustworthiness, and righteousness to the presidency.
4)  Readily forsake his political career and his personal ambitions if doing so would be in the best interest of the country.
5)  Reverse the destructive trends of atheism and humanism that try to dethrone God, deify man, and lead to an ungodly society.
6)  Respects and obey the Constitution--the protector of our freedoms.
7)  Reject all counsel that weakens our defenses against aggressors or endorses agreements that would do so in the future.
8)  Refuse to promote a way of life in which citizens become increasingly dependent on the government for their needs.
9)  Remember that he is accountable to Almighty God for his attitudes, motive, behaviors, and decisions.
10)  Resolve to help the nation again become a place of creativity, security, national pride, and individual prosperity, where God is recognized as the Source of all our blessings.
So today is the inauguration, but tomorrow is going to be the ceremony at the National Cathedral where prayers will be offered.  Check out this site for the National Cathedral which proclaims in LARGE LETTERS to be "THE SPIRITUAL HOME FOR THE NATION".
"Washington National Cathedral is called to serve as the spiritual home for the nation. The Cathedral is a national treasure and an architectural feat, a place of stunning beauty built to inspire. Inside, artwork and exhibits tell the American story of faith. Outside, you can explore gardens and grounds shared with three outstanding schools—or peer with gargoyles from the city’s highest point.

This is a place for spiritual enrichment above all, whether you come here for worship, a concert, a pilgrimage, or an insightful program. It is a place open to all.

It is open to you."

So tomorrow is that "spiritual" day...a BIG DAY for America.

Coincidentally tomorrow is the 40th Anniversary of the day when the Supreme Court of America decided IN FAVOR of abortion (Roe vs. Wade) and opened the door to legalizing the murder of 53,000,000 (and counting) innocent little babies.

Also tomorrow is the day when national elections are being held in Israel.  It is being said that Israel will elect the most conservative political leaders in their history and that this move will isolate them even more from the rest of the world.

So there are LOTS OF THINGS to pray about tomorrow...but PLEASE, PLEASE pray for these 10 things as you pray for President Obama.