Friday, September 6, 2013

Syrian Rebels Overrun Christian Village

We already know there are no good answers for the world to stop the Civil War in Syria.  The killing will probably get worse as new demons of war are released with every new atrocity.

But how come the world hasn't pasted it together that Muslims in Islamic countries really don't like Christians?

DAMASCUS, Syria — The sound of artillery reverberated Thursday through a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus as government troops and al-Qaeda-linked rebels battled for a second day for control of the mountainside sanctuary.

The hit-and-run attacks on the ancient village of Maaloula, one of the few places in the world where residents still speak Aramaic, highlighted fears among Syria’s religious minorities about the growing role of extremists among those fighting in the civil war to topple President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Fighting around the village, which is on a UNESCO list of tentative world heritage sites, continued throughout the day. “The stones are shaking,” a nun at Mar Takla said. “We don’t know if the rebels have left or not. Nobody dares go out.”

The incident highlights fears among Syrian Christians that the alternative to Assad’s regime, made up mostly of Alawites — followers of an offshoot of Shiite Islam — would not tolerate minority religions.

Such fears have allowed Assad to retain the support of many members of Syria’s minorities, which include Christians, Alawites, Druze and ethnic Kurds. Most of the rebels are Sunni Muslims.


Of course, those of us who read our Bibles know to look for something Satanic when we see hatred towards the Jews and then hatred towards followers of Christ.

And as you look at the "fruit" that Islam is bearing these days from Libya to Iran and from Iran to Saudi becomes pretty obvious WHO has sewn those fruit trees.

Woman Goes Berserk For Chicken McNuggets

Ok...on the one hand this is kind of funny, because this woman starts out getting angry because McDonald's doesn't serve chicken McNuggets at 10:30 Am because they are still on their breakfast menu!

But as you watch the video, it kind of goes from funny to scary.  You get a glimpse of what human beings are capable of when things don't go their way.

See security cam video here;

Now imagine millions of these folks going berserk when CUB FOODS says it won't take their food stamps anymore.

No doubt martial law would need to be declared!!

All You Wanted to Know About Syria But Were Afraid to Ask

It is being reported, by our elected representatives, that the overwhelming majority of their constituents are telling them to STAY OUT of Syria.

I always have to smile when I hear those things because I realize that the overwhelming majority of Americans couldn't find Syria on a globe, have no idea what their religion is and I'm guessing the majority don't even know there is a war going on there.

"Hi, I'm from CBS News out on the street taking an informal you have a second?"


"Do you think we should go to war in Syria?"

"No way man...I hate war!  Make love, not war!"

"What would be some of your reasons that you would tell Obama to stay out of Syria?"

"What?  No way man, Obama would never go to war!!  I voted for him, ya know."

"Well, yes, in fact he is making a case for bombing Syria.  The bombs could actually start flying any day now."

"Crazy dude....I just hope if he does bomb Syria he doesn't hit Orlando...we were at Disneyworld last year and it rocked!!"

Of course I made that all up....but I'm guessing it may be a pretty accurate interview for many, many Americans.

So anyway, my brother sent me an article from the Washington Post with the title;
9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask

You should most certainly read that article here....then the next time you are at book club or Bible study or coffee at your can come off like a Syria expert!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Isaiah 17 Prophecy Makes it to Time Magazine

You know we are living in strange times when Time Magazine decides to write an article about the destruction of Damascus mentioned in Isaiah 17. 

Also it should come as no surprise that they write the article to scoff at the idea that Isaiah's passage, written 2800 years ago, could have ANYTHING to do with events in Damascus today.

Yep, "The word of God is foolishness to those who are perishing."  They simply can't imagine that God could write a book outside of our dimension of time...a book that tells us how the end game on planet earth will play out.

Some Evangelicals See Biblical Prophecy In Syrian Crises

“See, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins. Her towns will be deserted forever.”

That’s a prophetic passage from the Biblical book of Isaiah, chapter 17, and now some fundamentalist Christian blogs are buzzing with the belief that the escalating violence in Syria means the ancient text may soon be fulfilled. ”The long prophesied end days are here,” one blog announces.

“With the terrorist groups that operate out of Damascus building up arms caches on the border of Israel in anticipation of another war in the near future, it may not be long before this prophecy from Isaiah 17 becomes history,” another group awaiting Jesus Christ’s return predicts.


Nearly all Biblical scholars, however, argue that such a literalist interpretation of the text is highly problematic. The passage was written more than 2,500 years ago, and it condemns Jerusalem’s enemies around the time of the Assyrian invasion. The prophetic oracles, as that section of Isaiah is called, name not just Syria but numerous ancient nations, including Moab, Babylon, Egypt, and Tyre, that threatened the Jewish people at the time.

Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus of Columbia Theological Seminary and an expert on the book of Isaiah, tells TIME the interpretation of Isaiah 17 as a reference to the current conflict is absurd. “You cannot read the Bible that way. It is an ancient poem about an ancient context,” he said. “If we are going to contemporize it with such an easy connection then we have to learn to read the text against the United States as well because the United States now plays the role of Babylon and all those ancient superpowers. We have to tread very gently about making such silly connections.”

A better interpretation of the passage, Bruggemann explains, would be that all nations are answerable to the God of justice, even  nations like Syria and Babylon. “No nation has high moral ground,” he says. “That is a bite against every exceptionalism, including American exceptionalism.”

Read more:

Oh my goodness!!....Time found Walter Brueggemann from Columbia Theological Seminary?  And he says you can't read the Bible literally but is really just a poem about an ancient story??

Shoot-golly-darn!!  And here all this time I've been reading the Bible to understand how the Age of Grace will end!!  And how the trumpet will blow!!  And how Christ will return to judge the nations!!  And how earth will have 1000 years of Christ on the throne!!  And how for all eternity we followers of Christ will be His bride!!

But now, all that is gone for me since Walter Brueggemann clearly told me that reading prophecy doesn't for tell the future....IT'S JUST A POEM!!

And what do I make about Time magazine saying, "...some fundamentalist Christian blogs are buzzing...."  Rats!!!  Maybe I have been totally wasting my time being a "fundamentalist Christian blogger"??  Maybe the Bible is just a story book and can have NO WAY of seeing into the future??  Maybe God isn't the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end??  Maybe I should quit taking the Word of God so seriously and learn how to have a little more pagan fun??   I mean really....if Walter from Columbia says it's just a book of poems...why have I been listening for the trumpet call of God for these past 7 years?

Friends, of course I am just being facetious.  If the Bible correctly foretold when, where and how Jesus was to be born and how he was to die and rise again and all that was written HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE IT HAPPENED.....of course that same Bible will accurately tell us how Christ will return for us and how He will one day sit on the throne in Jerusalem.

The scoffers are everywhere...which is in itself a fulfillment of prophecy...and "as it was in the days of Noah", also seems to be evidenced by this article.  "Is God really going to send a flood?," they said in Noah's day, right before the flood came and took them all away.

"Come on! Damascus really going to be destroyed so completely that it will never be lived in again?", they asked in Time magazine yesterday.  MAYBE this means the destruction of Damascus is close?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Could This Whole Syria Attack be a "False Flag"?

A friend sent an article that has caused me to think a little deeper about this whole Syria mess.

First off, we need to understand that "...the whole world is under the control of the evil one." 1 John 5

And if that is the case, (which clearly it is) then we can expect that Satan has his henchmen that he runs around as power brokers.  Most probably have no idea that they are playing into the evil one's hand....they probably think they are running after power and money.  I'm also guessing that few of them recognize that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

Also we need to understand that most of us sitting in our armchairs in America have NO CLUE about pipelines running across Syria or the liquid natural gas (LNG) that Qatar has amassed by the billions of tons that they would love to sell to Europe.  So it would be safe to say that while we walk around on the chess board...we only occupy a tiny little space as a teeny pawn while a lot bigger game is being played all around us.

And yes, I know that our eternal lives as children of the King and the Bride of Christ puts all of us BELIEVERS in a highly honored place...that's not the part of the story I am thinking about.  For now, I am just trying to think about how Satan is pulling the world along towards Armageddon.

With that as a backdrop....what if all this talk about USA attacking Syria really had something to do with a battle with Russia over natural gas??  What if this whole dust up is really over the $trillions of oil and natural gas that needs to be moved through the Middle East?  What if the USA is using the chemical weapons in Syria as an explanation to the American people of why we need to attack....when in reality it is really fighting a war with Russia over the control of natural gas?

Think about it....if the love of money is THE ROOT of all kinds of evil...and men in Chicago are willing to kill each other for $20....why wouldn't nations be willing to kill thousands over a battle for $trillions??

The whole world is reacting to President Obama’s decision for America to attack Syria over an alleged chemical attack because Assad’s forces had been accused of using chemical weapons several times in the last year, including the August 21st attack in the suburbs of Damascus. However, a number of news analysts such as Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul have called this a “False Flag” attack.
The Pentagon is moving a sixth warship armed with cruise missiles to the eastern Mediterranean Sea, giving the U.S. more firepower for a possible attack on Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons, a U.S. defense official said. According to reports, the guided-missile destroyer Stout will soon join four other missile-carrying U.S. destroyers within range of Syria. Each destroyer can carry up to 90 cruise missiles which have a range of nearly 1,000 miles. Whether they will acknowledge it in public or not, the international community and the United Nations look to the American Empire to supply its massive military force to solve international conflicts.
What is happening in Syria will not only affect America, Russia, Great Britain, China, Syria, Iran, and Israel. It will affect the entire world because Syria, controlling major oil assets off its coast, occupies a critical position in the global oil economy. It is possible for oil prices to go through the roof, and that would send a tsunami across the global economy. There have been reports put out by big banks like SocGen and Goldman Sachs that oil could soar to $150 a barrel if the Syrian conflict goes hot and draws in Russia and China.
Russia now controls the oil coming out of Syria and being sold throughout Europe and China. However, there appears to be a battle for the control of that oil.
The Nabucco Agreement was signed by a handful of European nations and Turkey back in 2009. It was an agreement to run a natural gas pipeline across Turkey into Austria, bypassing Russia again with Qatar in the mix as a supplier to a feeder pipeline via the proposed Arab pipeline from Libya to Egypt to Nabucco (is the picture getting clearer?). The problem with all of this is that a Russian backed Syria stands in the way.
Qatar would love to sell its LNG to the EU and the hot Mediterranean markets. The problem for Qatar in achieving this is Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have already said "NO" to an overland pipe cutting across the Land of Saud. The only solution for Qatar if it wants to sell its oil is to cut a deal with the U.S.
Recently Exxon Mobile and Qatar Petroleum International have made a $10 Billion deal that allows Exxon Mobile to sell natural gas through a port in Texas to the UK and Mediterranean markets. Qatar stands to make a lot of money and the only thing standing in the way of their aspirations is Syria.
The US plays into this in that it has vast wells of natural gas, in fact the largest known supply in the world. There is a reason why natural gas prices have been suppressed for so long in the US. This is to set the stage for US involvement in the Natural Gas market in Europe while smashing the monopoly that the Russians have enjoyed for so long. What appears to be a conflict with Syria is really a conflict between the U.S. and Russia!
The main cities of turmoil and conflict in Syria right now are Damascus, Homs, and Aleppo. These are the same cities that the proposed gas pipelines happen to run through.
If Obama attacks Syria, some analysts believe Vladimir Putin is prepared to strike Saudi Arabia. This could stop the flow of oil from the Middle East. The United States government could go into a state of emergency and immediately restrict private access to fuel in this country in order to conserve the reserves inside of the United States! This would paralyze our economy. Grocery stores, major retail outlets, and pharmacies which operate on real time delivery principles would be virtually empty in matter of days. It is not inconceivable that banks would be closed and martial law established. Obviously, this is a worst case scenario.
Holy melt down!!  That does sound like a worst case scenario!!
Could we be there?  Are we now being pulled along by the Prince of this World towards a time that Jesus warns us about?  "If those days were not cut short, NO FLESH would survive."
The next WWIII could really be a doozy.  Mankind has had 70 years now to perfect our nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.  If the nations of the world start shooting at each other with all that flesh would survive unless Jesus returns to put an end to it all.
Continue to look up!!  These are incredibly exciting times!!
Thank you Jesus for all you have done and are about to do!  Amen!!
Hat tip to Adam G.

German and French Intelligence Says it Was Assad

Who gassed who in Syria? 

The Iranians are saying they have evidence that it was the rebels who mishandled Sarin gas sent to them by the Saudis and it resulted in 1500 deaths.

August 30, 2013 - Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack - Militants tell AP reporter they mishandled Saudi-supplied chemical weapons, causing accident
Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press journalist Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.

See that here;

The Germans are saying it was the Syrian government who gassed the civilians, including over 400 little kids.

The German intelligence agency has enough evidence in its possession to conclude President Bashar Assad ordered the suspected chemical attack in Syria, Germany’s Der Spiegel reports, quoting the results of a secret security briefing.

The BND’s President Gerhard Schindler voiced his support for US allegations Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s government ordered the attack on the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21, Der Spiegel reported Monday.
The intelligence agency’s chief said that following a thorough analysis his ministry assumes that the regime is the perpetrator of the chemical attack which killed hundreds of people.  

See that here; 

France also says it was the Syrian government who was responsible.

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a "massive and coordinated" chemical attack on August 21, according to a declassified French intelligence report.

The nine-page document, released on Monday, lays out five points that suggest Assad was behind the attacks in suburbs of the capital, Damascus. 

The AFP news agency quoted the report as saying: "The Syrian regime launched an attack on some suburbs of Damascus held by units of the opposition, combining conventional means with the massive use of chemical agents."

"We believe the Syrian opposition does not have the capacity to carry out an operation of such magnitude with chemical agents," it said.

See that here;

Sarah Palin says we should let Allah figure this whole mess out and that the USA should not get involved in trying to step in between this sectarian bloodbath from hell.

So what is a war-weary, bankrupt, in-decline super power like the USA supposed to do?

On the one hand, if we let despots break international law without any consequences...we will send a loud signal to all the other despots and Muslim extremists of the world that they can do anything that they want...and then we will really be inviting a mess.  (FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR IRANIAN NUKES!!  THE USA WILL DO NOTHING!!)

On the other hand, if we go into Syria and start bombing them to kingdom come...we could be starting WWIII and unintentionally helping Al Qaeda by throwing out Assad and ushering a smoother path for them to take power in another Middle East country.

Here is what I do know;  Obama climbed a tree (by announcing 'Red lines') and now he can't figure out how to get down.  America is appearing weak and the Muslim extremists can smell our weakness from a mile away...and it will only serve to embolden them.

America is the ONLY country on earth who has the capabilities of launching an attack on Syria.  The other nations who might side with us can only send a few sailors and some bullets but have no nuclear powered aircraft carriers, destroyers and battleships to carry out an attack.

So again, we find the world looking at America and saying, "What are you going to do?"

It really does make me wonder if we are in the final countdown to all hell breaking loose on earth.

Look up, for your redemption is nigh.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Strange Trumpet Sounds From the Sky Are Back

We aren't sure if the sounds ever left...but we hadn't seen any headlines or reports on them for over a year, and now, today, we stumbled across this one.

If these recorded noises are true, it is very eerie indeed.

This video is like a real-life horror movie.

Kimberly Wookey of Terrace, British Columbia, woke up early Thursday morning to a loud, strange trumpet-like sound. She'd heard the sounds before, back in June, so she grabbed her camera and recorded it. This time, she said, the noises were more intense. Her 7-year-old son was already in the living room -- he had heard the sounds and was scared, she said.

Wookey recorded the bizarre moaning noises from her living room and then posted them online, where she saw other reports of people who'd heard similar noises. One resident thought someone was dragging a dumpster and the lack of wind that day allowed the sound to carry through the valley. However, Wookey's video appears to show a quite a bit of wind.

Here is the article and link: 

I have listened to dozens of these eerie sounds coming from the sky since people started posting videos in 2012.  It does sound like the earth is groaning.  Could this be just one more warning from God telling people to "wake up"?

Or maybe it is all just a coincidence and the noises are really being made by vibrations in the wind?

You decide.

Romans 8:22
"We know that he whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time."

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Condoms and Syringes Are a "Constitutional Right"

By now, we are all well aware that our colleges have become places to indoctrinate our kids into the liberal agenda.  When you read of the great histories of Harvard and Yale and remember that they were once Christian places educating our youth in a biblical is staggering and disheartening to realize how far they have fallen.

So let's now go and check in to see what some of our brightest college kids were saying as they marched on Washington to protest the state of affairs.

Some students attending Wednesday’s March on Washington said condoms, clean syringes, and a job after college are among the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
“Not a privilege. It [a job after college] is a right. It’s not a driver’s license. It is a right,” one individual, speaking to college news website Campus Reform, said.
“Everyone has the right to a job,” another said. “I don’t care if you’re college, high school, you dropped out, or whatever.”
One individual even declared that free condoms and clean syringes are constitutional rights.
Campus Reform noted that other “rights” cited by attendees included the right to smoke marijuana and access the Internet for free.
Oh yes and having a car and free Internet and a job following college is also a RIGHT of every American!!
The liberal/atheistic worldview has gotten hold of almost all our campuses....even the "Christian" campuses now have LGBT clubs and we all know that drunkenness, drugs and casual sex are every bit as common on those nice Lutheran, Methodist and Covenant campuses as they are at the secular universities.  (I have no stats for this....just personal stories from those attending)
Hitler knew that if he could control the minds of the youth, he could eventually control everything.
When you listen to these kids...ask yourselves WHO you think they are voting for?  How many voted for Obama?
Of course the answer is that they will vote for whatever party promises them the most FREE STUFF!!
People, this problem WILL NOT BE SOLVED by Republicans or is a SIN PROBLEM!!  The U.S. populace is suffering from a famine of the Word of God!!!
This shouldn't surprise us as this is EXACTLY what happens before nations fall.
For any of you that haven't read it, I would recommend a short book by Erwin Lutzer titled, WHEN A NATION FORGETS GOD.
We are engaged in a spiritual battle here and it won't be won at the voting booths but can only be won by prayer.
Lord have mercy.