Thursday, August 17, 2017

"Fake News That Destroys: Don't Let Anyone Mislead You"

One of the most fascinating and least understood phenomena of the human brain is the Placebo Effect.

According to the American Cancer Society, a placebo (pluh-SEE-bo) is a substance or other kind of treatment that looks just like a regular treatment or medicine, but is not. It's actually an inactive "look-alike" treatment or substance.

Author and scientist Dr. Joe Dispenza discusses practical applications of the so-called Placebo Effect and how the "expectation of a particular outcome" can be harnessed. In other words, we can essentially cure ourselves of maladies simply because we believe we are being cured of them, claims Dispenza in his new book titled--you guessed it--The Placebo Effect.

That's right gang, apparently, we can trick ourselves healthy!

And while the Placebo Effect may come in handy for making our body feel better, it can be deadly when applied to our spirit.

"There is a faith that has the appearance of genuine faith, but does not save," says Bible scholar John MacArthur.

Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3).

2Corinthians 13:5 says: "Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is in you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.

Romans 8:9 says: "But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to Him at all."

Sometimes religion is like a placebo. It can be an inactive look-alike that actually inoculates us against the transforming power of the Holy Spirit (see 2Timothy 3:5). 

Authentic Christianity is not a religion, but a real and dynamic relationship with the living God.

 If His Spirit is not in you, you've been tricked with an inactive and powerless but spiritually-deadly placebo.

A wise man once said: "A Christian is so much more than someone who simply at one point in time believed the truth. A true believer has an ongoing love for God that holds fast even in trials. Love for God shows itself through obedience to His Word, the Bible" (1John 2:5-6; 5:1-3). -- John MacArthur, author
"I will give you a new heart and put a new Spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh" -- (Ezekiel 36:26).
God has promised the priceless gift of eternal life for all those who receive His Son. "Seek Him and you will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart." How to go to Heaven

News:

  • CBN: Franklin Graham Defends President Trump, Slams Satan For Charlottesville Chaos
  • MSN: Officials confirm 13 dead and scores injured in Barcelona terror attack
  • DEBKAfile: Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff: Peace with N. Korea possible, but so is military option: "What's unimaginable to me is not (using) a military option. North Korea nukes must be stopped."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Kim Jong-Un: Crazy Fat Kid or Credible Threat?"

On December 30, 2011, North Korea, already a rogue state, became much more dangerous when 27-year old Kim Jong-Un assumed power.

Almost from the get-go, Kim was mocked for his bizarre behavior and "that chubby face", as described by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday.

"He's a fool," Duterte said, "and a son-of-a-..." (you -know-what) who is "playing with dangerous toys."

Last March the North Korean dictator went ballistic after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called him a "crazy fat kid".

"China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-Un, this crazy fat kid that's running North Korea," McCain said.

Enraged, Kim responded by calling McCain's remarks, "tantamount to a declaration of war."

Fast forward 5 months, 11 missile tests, and escalating war provocations pouring out of North Korea, and we have this: U.S. officials believe Kim Jong-Un has built a miniaturized warhead and has an arsenal of 60 nuclear bombs capable of hitting Hawaii, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

Suddenly, this roly-poly-little-fat-faced twerp seems like a credible threat that has the world holding its breath as war rhetoric reaches crisis level.

Kim Jong-Un and Trump Locked In Extraordinary Standoff

A wise man once said: "North Korea risks the end of its regime and the destruction of its people if it does not back down. It is grossly outmatched by the allied armies now pitted against it..." -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
"Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you" (Isaiah 43:1-2).
News:

  • DEBKAfile: U.S. Defense Secretary warns N. Korea to stop before it is destroyed; strongest terms yet.
  • NBC News: Reports that N. Korea has fitted nuclear warheads onto missiles were confirmed on Thursday.
  • The Washington Times: Military solution in place to address N. Korea threat says Defense Secretary on Thursday 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

"Current Events Predicted With 100% Accurancy 2,000 Years Ago"

In the West, Christian persecution might mean being mocked and ridiculed or in some cases even slapped with a lawsuit--but torture and death? Not so much.

And yet, the "systematic elimination of Christianity" happening right now in Muslim regions of the world has "gone largely unnoticed by the international community," says Coptic Bishop Anba Angaelos.

According to a report by Open Doors, a non-denominational mission supporting persecuted Christians in over 60 countries:
"In the 21 worst nations for Christians, 100% of Christians experience persecution,including unimaginable torture, beheadings and atrocities resulting in the wholesale slaughter of our brothers and sisters in Christ."
Horrific? Yes. Unexpected? No.

In the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John was instructed to write down the things that must come to pass in the Last Days.

After 19 chapters detailing end time events, John writes: "Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God" (Revelation 20:4).

Beheaded. And while the martyrs of Revelation take place during the Great Tribulation period, current events lend credence to the literal interpretation of Scripture.

The Bible warns us to expect increasing persecution as the Day draws near. The Middle East is already brimming over with it.

"A Christian holocaust is in our midst," says Mark Arabo, a Chaldean-American spokesperson trying to raise awareness of Christian persecution. "A Christian genocide is being conducted by ISIS", and they "are absolutely killing every Christian they see.

"Slaughtered Christians..." (click and then scroll down to article)

Let's not assume the West will be exempt.

"Remember the word I said to you...If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you...because they do not know Him who sent Me" (John 15:21).

A wise man once said: "As I read the news, I can't help but wonder if we're in the last hours."  --Franklin Graham, Samaritan's Purse

"Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because of your allegiance to Me" (Matthew 24:9).

News:

  • CBN: ABC News called out for labeling a law firm that defends religious liberty a "hate group".
  • Jerusalem Post: Iran and Turkey fund recent round of terror related to Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
  • Israel News: Hamas calls for "Day of Rage" in Jerusalem this Friday.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

"Microchip Implants: Technology Catches Up To The Bible"

"It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," says Todd Westby, Chief Executive Officer of Three Square Market in Wisconsin.

Microchip implants are inevitable, but not because Westby says so. The Bible has predicted the technology for 2,000 years, and next week the Wisconsin company will implement it for the first time in the U.S. (though it's been a growing trend in Europe for at least 3 years).

As tiny as a grain of rice, implantable RFID microchips are capable of holding all our personal information including:
  • financial / banking / credit / debit capabilities
  • medical / health / allergy records
  • keyless entry for our cars, homes, office
And last but not least...(drum roll please)...they can track you. Think of it--no more lost or stolen children. No more wandering elderly.

Of course Three Square Market has no intention of tracking anybody, nor will they be storing even a fraction of the data RFIDs are capable of. http://kstp.com/news/wisconsin-company-to-implant-microchips-in-employees-three-square-market/4549459/

But imagine if you will, a global leader who does.

Never happen, you say? People value their privacy too much too ever accept an implantable data system equipped with GPS?

Well, if you own a cellphone, you're carrying an RFID chip that can track your every move right now. How long before the inconvenience of not  being chipped "forces" us to consider it?

Face it, people. The future (as predicted in the Bible) is almost upon us.
"He required everyone--great and small, rich and poor, slave and free--to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. Wisdom is needed to understand this. Let the one who has understanding solve the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is '666'." -- Revelation 13:16-18

A wise man once said: "It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."  --Albert Einstein

News:

  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Robot stock boys to roam aisles at grocery store chain; Schnucks Grocery will test robots for 6 weeks.
  • CBS: CA Islamic Center calls for annihilation of Jews; Imam under fire after sermon translated into English.
  • Reuters: Scientists dim sunlight; suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet; project risky and expensive

Saturday, July 22, 2017

"Lure of the Occult"

Jeff Harshbarger, author of "Dancing With The Devil" and former satanist, claims "the pervasive influence of the occult" is everywhere.

"You may think occultists live on the margins of society, but you likely know someone who is dabbling in spiritualism, the New Age, or Eastern mysticism.

The occult, once an underground 'religion' is in the process of going mainstream.

The target? Our children.

In fact, many of us have children or grandchildren with a skeleton in their closet even now. Literally.

Ever hear of 'Monster High'? You know, the fashionable little ghouls the children are wearing. The ones sporting all the cute lil skulls.

Along with the 'Monster High' clothing line, the franchise also markets a fascination with the dark side through:
  • TV specials (in which all the characters look like zombies)
  • a web series
  • DVD movies & video games
  • fashion dolls (complete with fangs!)
  • and a book series (depicting the offspring of famous monsters)
All  designed to convince our little ones that "Freaky just got fabulous!"

Not to be outdone, rival toy company 'MGA Entertainment' released a witch-themed line of dolls known as 'Bratzilla', while 'Playhut' brand toys countered with the 'Mystixx Vampire' dolls.

And it's not just the little tykes who are being seduced. Google teen 'vampire fiction' and you'll get 13.8 million results. Do the same for 'occult-themed TV shows' and 53.4 million hits pop up. And when it comes to movies...forget it.

Innocent fun? Or an early indoctrination into spiritualism and the occult?

The Bible predicts people will turn away from Christianity and become interested in the occult in the end times.
"The Spirit clearly says that in the last times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons." (1 Timothy 4:1)
 Our adversary, the devil, is looking for  someone to devour. Don't let it be your child.

A wise man once said: "Kids are smart, but they're not wise. Parents need to get involved and steer them in the right direction." -- Dennis Miller, comedian
"And do not let your people practice fortunetelling or sorcery, or allow them to interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. Anyone who does these things is an object of horror and disgust to the LORD." (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
News:
  • CBN News: Activist Mommy Starts 'Operation Pull Teen Vogue' after magazine peddles perversion to minors.
  • The Washington Post: Va. principal charged with assault after spanking 12-year old female student in cafeteria.
  • Reuters: "The Walking Dead" zombie series inked 'first view' deal with Charter Communications to lure subscribers.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

"Look Who's Talking"

It's bad enough that the IRS, NSA, and DHS are all spying on us, but guess who else is jumping on the bandwagon?

Your local supermarkets!

Yep--you read that right. According to privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht, supermarkets have plans to track shoppers using 'smart shelves'.

What are smart shelves, you ask? Shelving that has been rigged with Microsoft Kinect technology that can detect your:
  • age
  • gender
  • physical traits
And that ain't all, folks!

Once they've figured out your specific demographic, the technology within the store shelf will be able to target you with a personalized ad or message. Right then and there--while you're in the store shopping.

For example, suppose you're looking at the premium ice cream and you've got a couple of extra chins. Your ad might sound something like a satanic temptation:
"Mmmmmm....just look at that scrump-dilli-iciousssss, melt in your mouth deliccccioussssnesss. You know you can't resissssst...."
Or let's say you're fit-n-trim:
"Hey, you there! You look mahhhhvalous. Absolootly, mahhhhvalous! You've certainly been taking great care of yourself. So, how 'bout a little reward, hmmmm???"

Get the picture?

The reason for all this, according to Albrecht, is so the stores will be able to charge different prices for different people.

Albrecht believes the store of the future will have no set price points. Customers will have to aim their cell phones at a product to get their specific price.

Inch, by incremental inch, people.

First Big Brother, someday Stater Bros.?

Is nothing sacred?

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A wise man once said: "We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government." --William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
"Do not be afraid for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine when you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."  Isaiah 43:1-3
News:

  • AFP News: Robots debate future of humans at Hong Kong tech show; Artificial Intelligence-dominant theme.
  • CBC: Sacramento Considers Driver-less Shuttle Buses; vehicle described as 'train with virtual' tracks.
  • CBS: Minnesota town allows Satanic Monument erected in Veterans' Memorial Park; first Satanic monument on public property in U.S. history.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

"Endtimes Cash Crash?"

If the Bible does not speak directly about a global economic collapse, why have prophecy teachers always taught there would be one? Because, just as the doctrine of the Trinity is never spelled out for us, it is undeniably there. An economic collapse is there too--by implication.

One only has to read the Book of Revelation to get a glimpse of what's coming. There will be wars, pestilence, famine and terrible natural disasters, like massive earthquakes, unprecedented drought, heatwaves, and humungus hailstones. Revelation 6 releases the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; #3 mentions food prices. "When the Lamb broke the third seal, I heard the third living being say, "Come!" And I looked up and saw a black horse, and its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. And a voice from among the four living beings said, "A loaf of wheat bread or three loaves of barley for a day's pay. And don't waste the olive oil and wine." This rider on the black horse takes prosperity from the earth and replaces it with famine and hyperinflation.

The Book of James doesn't mince words when it says in Chapter 5: "Look here, you rich people, weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. Your wealth is rotting away and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. Your gold and silver have become worthless. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh in hell. This treasure you have accumulated will stand as evidence against you in the last days."

These Scriptures (among others) paint a bleak economic picture, but Revelation 13:16-17 is the clincher: "He (Antichrist) required everyone--great and small, rich and poor, slave or free--to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything with out that mark..."

Well, we don't know about you--but most people would probably balk at giving up their money in exchange for a mark...unless, of course, their money didn't cut the mustard anymore. The Bible makes it clear these judgments will encompass the entire planet. Who could have guessed 2,000 years ago we'd end up with a global economy?

This doesn't necessarily mean that our current global economic troubles are in any way connected to Bible prophecy. It's possible the world will recover, (or at least seem to do so).

In fact, some Scriptures imply things will appear to be humming along like normal just before the end. In Luke 17, Jesus says: "When the Son of Man returns, the world will be like the people were in Noah's day. In those days before the flood, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came to destroy them all..yes, it will be 'business as usual' right up to the hour when the Son of Man returns."

1 Thessalonians 5 says that Day will come "...expectantly, like a thief in the night. When people are saying, 'All is well; everything is peaceful and secure', then disaster will fall upon them as suddenly as a woman's birth pains begin when her child is born. And there will be no escape."

Sounds contradictory until you remember that there are yet two comings of Christ:
  1. The Rapture of the church. The church will be rescued, but the world at large will be caught completely off guard and left behind to endure the time of trial that will come upon the whole earth. (Revelation 3:10).
  2. The Second Coming of Christ.  Comes 7 years later, when the world is neck deep in judgment.
We're betting the final economic collapse comes sometime between these two events. It's possible the sudden disappearance of millions of people triggers the collapse. Imagine the panic, the absolute chaos.

So, if the Bible predicts a global economic collapse, are we seeing the beginnings of it now? We don't know. It could be just another economic cycle, or it could be one of those famous 'birth pains'. Only time will tell.

Market Crash Coming (USA Watchdog.com)

A wise man once said: "There is no doubt that we are in financial fantasyland...there is going to be a moment of reckoning." -- Gregory Mannarino, Market Report

News:

  • Sun Times: Illinois Capitol on lock down ahead of budget vote; incident sparked by disgruntled women.
  • The New York Times: Hopes of 'Trump bump' for U.S. economy shrink as growth forecasts fade.
  • CNBC: Marc Faber has a warning for investors: "Brace yourselves for another financial crisis;" cites high level of global debt.