Thursday, July 18, 2013

Detroit Declares Bankruptcy

The city that was once the shining example of American ingenuity ..has now crashed and burned.

Detroit has entire neighborhoods sitting empty!  You can buy a whole neighborhood on EBay for a few buck....but who wants it?

Crime is rampant and police have declared some parts as "no go" places.

Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history Thursday after steep population and tax base declines sent it tumbling toward insolvency.

The filing by a state-appointed emergency manager means that if the bankruptcy filing is approved, city assets could be liquidated to satisfy demands for payment.

Kevin Orr, a bankruptcy expert, was hired by the state in March to lead Detroit out of a fiscal free-fall, and made the filing Thursday in federal bankruptcy court.

"Only one feasible path offers a way out," Gov. Rick Snyder said in a letter to Orr and state Treasurer Andy Dillon approving the bankruptcy. The letter was attached to the bankruptcy filing.

"The citizens of Detroit need and deserve a clear road out of the cycle of ever-decreasing services," Snyder wrote. "The city's creditors, as well as its many dedicated public servants, deserve to know what promises the city can and will keep. The only way to do those things is to radically restructure the city and allow it to reinvent itself without the burden of impossible obligations."

Signs of Christ's 2nd Advent

As many of you do, I was listening to David Jeremiah's sermon this morning.

He had a great clarification on the playing out of prophecy.  We have all heard this before but it is worth repeating...

The rapture of the church is a SIGN LESS EVENT.  There is nothing that yet has to happen that will point us to the impending rapture of the church.  In fact, it is the NEXT THING on God's prophetic timeline. It is imminent.  Christ will come like a thief in the an hour that NO ONE knows.

The prophetic signs we are witnessing all around us are signs of Christ's 2nd Coming.  Signs like the regathering of Israel, wars in the middle east, strange weather, massive earthquakes, the push for a New World Order....these are all events and signs that tell us that the Great Tribulation, which is immediately followed by Christ's physical return to earth, is getting close!

And as Jeremiah just said, "If we can see all the signs that Christ's 2nd advent is close...and the rapture happens at least 7 yrs before that....then do the math!"

So be encouraged people!  If we REALLY BELIEVE this, then it should spur us on to try and spread the Gospel as fast as we can.  It should be our goal to help the Holy Spirit gather as many people as possible so that they can go with us into the air to meet the Lord Jesus when the trumpet sounds!

Amen!  Even so....COME LORD JESUS!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Trayvon Martin Case

Honestly, I didn't follow the details of this case...but it certainly seems there are lots of armchair experts who seem to know more than the jury who just acquitted Zimmerman.

And of course, those who see it one way are Conservatives and those who see it the other way are Liberals.

The Great Divide simply keeps growing.

The Liberals seem to believe this story line;
"Trayvon was a wonderful little boy who was just walking home when a big, bad man carrying a gun stalked him for no reason except that he is black!  Once Trayvon was cornered by this racist, Trayvon had no choice but to fight back...and before he gets a punch off....Zimmerman shoots him dead!"

The Conservatives, on the other hand, believe this story line;
"Trayvon had no business walking around in a gated community in the middle of the night.  Zimmerman sent him on his way.  As Zimmerman was walking back to his car, Trayvon jumped him with a sucker punch to the face breaking his nose.  Trayvon then got on top of Zimmerman and started bashing his head against the sidewalk while Zimmerman screamed, "Help me!  Help me!"....when no one came and Zimmerman obviously thought Trayvon was going to kill him...he had no choice but to shoot him at close range."

Here is what I do know;  thousands of black males are murdered every year and 99% of those murders are committed by other black males.  The black community has a serious problem.  70% of all black babies born in America have no father to raise them.  Consequently they have a much higher likelihood of ending up in jail.

If the black community wants to get all up in arms about black people being murdered....they should take a hard look in the mirror and figure out why.  Then they should figure out how THEY are going to fix it!

Sitting around blaming all your problems on other people and playing the slavery-victim card is NOT going to help.  It is getting very OLD.

Blaming America for all the black people's problems is not going to help.

Is there some other reason to explain why black people all over the world have such a difficult time? 

Is there some other reason to explain why every nation run by black people ends up being an impoverished, illiterate mess?

Do you guys remember the million blacks who were butchered with machetes by other blacks in Rwanda not so long ago?  Do you remember the demonic activity that accompanied that butchery?

I have some ideas...but they go all the way back to Noah....and I will save them for another time.

In the meantime, check out what black-author, Thomas Sowell, has to say about the Trayvon verdict...

You don't send people to prison on the basis of what other people imagine, or on the basis of media sound bites like "shooting an unarmed child," when that "child" was beating him bloody.

The jury indicated, early on as their deliberations began, that they wanted to compare hard evidence, when they asked for a complete list of the testimony on both sides.

Once the issue boiled down to hard, provable facts, the prosecutors' loud histrionic assertions and sweeping innuendos were just not going to cut it.

Nor was repeatedly calling Zimmerman a liar effective, especially when the prosecution misquoted what Zimmerman said, as an examination of the record would show.

The only real heroes in this trial were the jurors. They showed that this is still America -- at least for now -- despite politicians who try to cheapen or corrupt the law, as if this were some banana republic. Some are already calling for a federal indictment of George Zimmerman, after he has been acquitted.


Also check out this recent story of a white man being beaten to death by four black teens who just just out beating people for fun!  I bet this particular white man wished he had had a gun to defend himself!

I wonder if the media and the black folks rioting in LA will pick up this story...?

Last week, we got the agonizing news that a defenseless white man who had been beaten severely by a gang of six Black teenagers succumbed to his injuries and died. He was a living breathing person just as you and I. He was 46 year old Pat Mahaney.  He was walking on a public street not bothering anyone. His cowardly attackers charged at him from behind, and all SIX of them beat him. After the cowardly attack, Mr. Mahaney was so traumatized that he was afraid to go out of his home. He lived for another year but collapsed, first psychologically than physically, under the weight of living with his injuries and caring for his elderly mother.


Hat tip to Wilson R.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Israel Warns of War With Iran in 2013

I'm really not sure how much longer this setting of RED LINES can go when it come to Iran.  Will someone ultimately need to pull the trigger and put their money where their mouth is?

Of course with Iraq and Afghanistan weighing heavy on our public treasury, I'm not sure we are will to open up another war front with we may just write stern letters and draw lines in the sand until the Lord returns...or until Iran pops a nuke and shows the world they have been successful!


(Netanya, Israel)—Over the past several weeks, I have been hearing from current and former senior Israeli officials and advisors at the highest possible levels, that the showdown with Iran is entering the critical "end game" phase. I'm hearing from people with direct knowledge of the plans that war could come in 2013.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is beginning to prepare the public in Israel and around the world for a "military option." This is why he appeared on CBS’s "Face The Nation" on Sunday.

The PM called the Iranian a "messianic, apocalyptic" regime bent on genocide, a reference to the Shia eschatology Khamenei holds that Iran must annihilate Israel and the U.S. to usher in the reign of the Twelfth Imam. Netanyahu also called the incoming Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, a "wolf in sheep's clothing" who has bragged in the past about negotiating with the West while secretly advancing nuclear enrichment. What's more, Netanyahu vowed not to "wait too long" to stop Iran.

Iran is About to Cross the Red Line

Here’s the key: Israeli intelligence now believes Iran will likely have a "nuclear device" in as soon as four to six months, and an operational nuclear bomb or warhead within a year. But top Israeli political and military leaders—up to an including the Prime Minister—do not believe they can afford to wait that long. Therefore, they are making final preparations for war, a war that they increasingly believe may have to be launched before this year is over.


Of course, ALL AMERICANS would love nothing more than to have peace!!  We could pull all our boys home from Korea, Japan, Germany, Guam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan and the 100 other places they are serving and spend all the savings on schools and failing infrastructure....but THAT'S NOT EVER GOING TO HAPPEN!!

Jesus told us VERY clearly that there will be wars on earth until He returns and puts an end to it all by establishing His millennial kingdom right here on earth!

So I think it may be more helpful for us Bible believers to not continue to whine and say, "Oh great...another messy war!"...and instead say, "Wow!  The wars and rumors of war seem to growing with each passing day!  How exciting that the Lord must be close!!  Than you Jesus that you gave us these warnings in advance so that we will NOT BE SURPRISED by the events unfolding before our eyes!  Thank you Jesus that you saved us for eternal life and that you will come and take us off this earth before ALL HELL breaks loose."

Monday, July 15, 2013

Gay Pride Comes Before the Fall

I was scrolling through some pictures from the Gay Pride Twin Cities Event that was recently held here in Minneapolis....very sad.

Of course the Bible tells us that, "Pride comes before the fall."  Whenever men become so filled with themselves, bad outcomes are the result.

Think of the the Tower of Babel where men thought they were so incredible that they could build a tower up into the heavens! 

Think of Nebuchadnezzar who went walking along the city wall one night and said, "Look at all this I HAVE BUILT!"  He was filled with pride and God wrecked him until he realized what a twit he really was.

So isn't it interesting that the militant homosexuals have chosen the name, GAY PRIDE, in which to enshrine their movement?

See some photos of this perverted parade here;

I believe the count now stands at 13 states which are allowing gay marriage.

I wonder if God will give those states over to their perverse desires?  I wonder what that may look like?

I heard an ex-gay man speak this morning and he said there would be no stopping the gay agenda, now that the Supreme Court has ruled....the Sodomites and their movement of pride will surely now sweep over the entire nation.

Lord have mercy.

"Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah--from the Lord out of the heavens.  Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities."  Genesis 19:24-25