Thursday, November 29, 2012

"God Has A Secret"

Students of Bible prophecy agree that the Jews back in the Land is the most significant fulfilled prophecy of our time. And though they've been attacked repeatedly throughout their 64-year history, the Bible makes it clear they will never again be uprooted from the Land (Amos 9:15).

In 1967, Egypt started the 6 Day War and Israel shocked the world with it's military superiority. Though grossly outnumbered, the Jews managed to conquer the Sinai, the city of Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. Since that time, in a quest for peace, Israel has forged formal treaties with Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan, withdrawn from Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Lebanon.

But major changes are underway in the Middle East. Arab rebels have overthrown the governments of Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia. Syria is enmeshed in a bloody power play. U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking of the revolutions, said: " Something is happening in our world. The way things have been is not the way they will be. The humiliating grip of corruption and tyranny is being pried open. Technology is putting power in the hand of the people." That may be true. However, power is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands. The Muslim Brotherhood is moving into the vacuum.

Oh yeah...stuff's happening, all right.

  • Only days after the Gaza cease fire, 3 Iranian missile engineers managed to slip into the Gaza Strip--already rearming the terrorists.
  • Billboards on 3 major roads in Gaza feature depictions of Fajar-5 missiles and express open gratitude to Iran in 4 languages.
  • The Palestinian leadership is warning the U.S. that failure to support its bid for statehood at the United Nations this week will further strengthen Hamas after the Gaza fighting by suggesting that violence, rather than diplomacy, is the way to win concessions from Israel.
  • Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, emboldened by his success last week in reaching a truce between Hamas and Israel, has made sweeping changes to the Egyptian Constitution. Morsi, in effect, has appointed himself as a dictator over the Egyptians. Cairo erupted in riots as more than 100,000 people took to the streets in violent protest.
While things may very well be happening in the Middle East, none of it is good.

Israel is in a precarious position: surrounded by hostile and increasingly unstable, unpredictable, and unscrupulous neighbors.

Yep--Obama is right. The way things have been is not the way they will be. "Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7). And guess what the prophets all agree on?

In the end, after many trials and tribulations...Israel wins!

"Sing, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem!
He has cast out your enemy.
The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;
you shall see disaster no more"--Zephaniah 3:14&15.

Words to the wise: Jesus did not come to make bad men good; He came to make dead men live.

  • Reuters: Record breaking gun sales crash FBI computers on Black Friday
  • CNBC: Fitch downgrades Argentina and predicts default
  • The Wall Street Journal: U.N. to seek control of the Internet next week
  • NBC: The U.N.approves Palestinian statehood resolution despite opposition from U.S. and Israel.

Friday, November 23, 2012

"Middle East Conspiracy"

To fight or not to fight. That's the question in Israel these days. Hamas, backed by Iran, is emboldened with new long-range Fajar-5 rockets that pack a 200 kilo warhead. They are able to reach Tel Aviv, something new for them and apparently, it's going to their heads.

There's a truce. Will it last long? Hopefully. But even if it does for a while, Scripture tells us it won't last. This most recent 'dust up' is just one in a never ending cycle of war and pseudo-peace between the Jews and all of their neighbors. Beginning with the War of Independence in 1948 (after the U.N. granted Israel statehood), the surrounding Islamic nations have been relentless in their determination to destroy Israel.

Although most prophecy teachers put the Ezekiel 38 conflict as the next war in Israel's future, some have a differing view. Psalm 83, involving all of Israel's immediate neighbors, describes a conspiracy to 'wipe out Israel as a nation'. With God's help, Israel manages to survive. Could this war precede Ez. 38? This seems to be the most likely scenario because of four often overlooked details in Ezekiel's prophecy.

Ez. 38:8 addresses the attacking armies, saying, "In the distant future you will swoop down on the land of Israel, which will be laying in peace after her recovery from war and after the return of her people from many lands."

Ez. 38:11 says "...Israel is an unprotected land filled with unwalled villages." And the prophecy specifically names Iran, Ethiopia, and Libya along with a "mighty army from the North." How come Syria is missing? And what about Lebanon? Surely they'd jump at the chance to help annihilate the Jews...unless Israel had already taken them out.

So, according to Ez. 38 we have:

  1. Israel living in peace
  2. after her recovery from war,
  3. unprotected and without walls,
  4. attacked by "a mighty hoard" that doesn't included her unfriendly neighbors.
Israel hasn't been at peace since her return to the land. They always have their guard up in spite of the pseudo-peace agreement signed by Yasser Arafat in the 1990s. (By the way, Arafat, one of the world's worst terrorist, won the Nobel Peace Prize for this sham). And at this very moment, Israel is protected by a 430 mile long, 25-foot high wall.

These facts seem to indicate Psalm 83 is first and probably sets the stage for the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38. Regardless of how this current flair-up ends, there is no question Israel will be called upon to defend herself again. There won't be peace until the Prince of Peace reigns from Jerusalem.

"These evil prophets deceive My people by saying, 'All is peaceful!' when there is no peace at all! It's as if the people have built a flimsy wall, and these prophets are trying to hold it together by covering it with whitewash! Tell these whitewashers that their wall will soon fall down" Ezekiel 13:10-11.

A wise man once said: "The only certain barrier to truth is the presumption you already have it". 

  • Reuters: International leaders failed to reach a deal to release emergency aid for Greece; will try again on Monday
  • CNBC: Hostess Brands goes bankrupt after workers go on strike demanding more pay.
  • Drudge Report: Medical officials say victims of Hurricane Sandy suffering from wide variety of physical ailments

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Red Alert"

The problems affecting the world right now are legion. Israel and Gaza are at it again; Europe is awash in turmoil; and Iran is busy planning the apocalypse. In America, it's all about the 'fiscal cliff'--so let's start there: In exactly 46 days, our leaders will either cut a deal regarding taxes and spending, or send the country careening over the infamous fiscal cliff.

In the meantime, it seems President Obama and Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner are busy playing chicken. While one waits for the other to blink, the rest of us are losing our shirts in the stock market. In the last 3 weeks the Dow has dropped 1,100 points. Many analysts speculate the stock dump will accelerate, as wealthy investors position themselves for a myriad of tax breaks to expire and automatic spending cuts to kick in that could hurl the country back into a recession. Swiss investor, Marc Faber told CNBC: "I think the whole global financial system will have to be reset and it won't be reset by central bankers but by imploding markets." Others play down the looming fiscal cliff and stare instead into a fiscal abyss: the country's 16 trillion dollar debt.

Peter Schiff, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, believes it's the Federal Reserve policies like quantitative easing (QE1, QE2, and QE3) that will lead to catastrophe. He believes all this money printing will lead to QE3-fueled inflation. "The impact will hit Americans hard. Ultimately, I think we're going see prices skyrocketing."

We will know in a matter of weeks whether or not there are any grown-ups in the room. If not, it could cost the average family roughly 2-3 thousand in new taxes per year! We believe they will manage to co-operate with each other and avoid this fiasco. Maria Bartriromo, CNBC's 'money honey', isn't as optimistic. "Obama has dug in his heels, unwilling to compromise. He's asking for 1.6 trillion in new taxes, double what he asked for last year. If the stock market is a good predictor of what's ahead financially, we may be going off that fiscal cliff."

Meanwhile, life in Israel has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. They are in the midst of an escalation in the latest round of violence between Israel and the Palestinian organization, Hamas, based in the Gaza Strip. As of this writing, Israeli forces are pounding Gaza from the air after Hamas missiles killed three Israeli civilians and sent Tel Aviv residents scrambling for cover. The Israeli Defense Force is calling up reserves ahead of a possible Gaza ground operation. The Hebrew name of the campaign is Amud Anan, which means 'Pillar of Cloud'--a biblical reference to God's taking on the form of a Pillar of Cloud during the Exodus (Exodus 14:24).

Only time will tell how this current skirmish will end. We know from Psalm 83 that eventually Israel will be attacked from every bordering nation and win (with God's help), only to be attacked again by Iran, Russia, and an Islamic coalition. Speaking of Iran, a new IAEA report indicates Tehran is continuing to move its nuclear program deep underground, beyond Israel's ability to reach. The centrifuge count now stands at 2,700.

And then there's the Euro Zone. Hundreds of thousands of Europeans clashed with riot police, as they demanded that governments stop cutting benefits and create more jobs. The protests were met with tear gas.

Oh boy. The problems affecting the world right now are legion. Better start praying, people.

A wise man once said: "My hope despairs; but my despair keeps me hoping!"--Martin Luther

"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." -- Matthew 21:22

"And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." --Isaiah 2:4


  • Drudge Report: Jobless claims up a staggering 78,000 in the first week after election.
  • MSN: Rockets fired on Tel Aviv ramps up speculation of a full-scale war.
  • Reuters: U.S. Postal Service has record loss of $15.9 billion; triple last year's loss.
  • World News: Spain suspends home evictions for most needy in emergency response to economic crisis.
  • Global Markets: Japan cuts economic view for 4th month as recession looms.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Doomsday Scenario?"

This week the Discovery Channel is airing a special on America's 'doomsday' plans--kinda apropos, don't you think?

The re-election of Barack Obama, though not unexpected, still hit like a body blow. Both parties basically spent 6 billion dollars to get what we already had--a dysfunctional government that can't seem to get the job done. Most people get fired when they fail at their job. How is it we rehired the whole sorry bunch?

Did you know the President has a 'doomsday plane'? Yup. A jumbo jet worth an estimated $223 million, capable of withstanding a nuclear blast while staying airborne for days without refueling. Wow. And get this--the Federal Government has a top-secret underground complex...just in case. No kidding. It's located 64 miles from Washington D.C. in Virginia and it's buried 300 feet underground. We're not talkin' little bomb shelter, people. This place is humongous! It's 20 stories high and features water reservoirs, a sewage treatment plant, hospital, crematorium, and a TV studio (presumably to allow the Commander-in-Chief to address the nation). Yikes!

Our government seems prepared for just about everything except the stuff most likely to happen.Greg Hunter from USA Watchdog believes it will be an economic crisis. "The U.S. faces a financial storm of biblical proportions; I am talking Noah's Ark tsunami. The real fiscal cliff isn't what is coming at the end of the year. It is the debasement of the U.S. dollar at the hands of the Federal Reserve that is printing $85 billion every month in 'open-ended' currency creation"(QE3). You'd think the government would get ready for this, but have they? Nope.

According to Debka file's military and intelligence sources, a grimmer scenario is being discussed by Israeli leaders behind closed doors: "They fear that the second Obama term will usher in a nuclear-armed Shiite Iran which will quickly reach out to the Sunni Muslim Brothers, starting with Egypt, for a joint bid to terminate the life of the Jewish state."

H-m-m-m. Think they'd see that one coming--but again--no cigar.

Let's face it gang, the United States is staring down the barrel of a multitude of existential threats. From the global debt bomb to WW III. And while it would certainly be a bummer to find out we'd rehired a crew that wasn't up to the job, there is something much, much worse...and that, my friends, is to discover we have called God's judgment down on our own heads.

Ridiculous? Consider this: Starting in the early 60's, our nation began to openly reject God.

  • We kicked prayer out of public schools
  • Legalized abortions
  • Celebrated alternative lifestyles
  • Legitimized illegitimate behavior
  • Made God politically-incorrect
Read 1 Samuel 8. The people did not want to follow God anymore. Instead, they demanded a king like all the other nations, in spite of the fact that God had given the people His word, the prophets and the judges to guide them. In the end, God allowed the Israelites to have what they wanted. He gave them a king like those of the other nations. The point is, God will give us leaders we want because the leaders we choose reflect the will (and the spiritual condition) of the people. Not convinced?

  • Barack Obama is not only pro-choice, he is pro-partial birth abortion.
  • He not only approves of homosexuality, he believes it's okay for them to enter into God's covenant of Holy matrimony.
  • He not only has distanced the U.S. from our God-given responsibility to protect Israel, he has actively put them in danger.
These 3 points are God's litmus test. Barack Obama fails on each point and yet we not only elected him, we re-elected him. That means we have failed the test (as the church). Because, the fact of the matter is, statistically, there are more than enough Christians in this country to elect any one we want. 1 Peter 4:17 says, "For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?" The footnote in our Bible reads" "Judgment does not always imply condemnation in Scripture. When used in relation to Christians, it consistently refers to the evaluation of a believer's works for the purpose of reward." We don't think there will be many rewards given out for this. Especially when you consider this stunning fact: 6.4 million self-described evangelical Christians voted to re-elect President Obama. Roughly 15.5 million failed to vote at all. Obama won by only about 3 million votes (source: Washington Post).

Our government is ready for doomsday. Are we?

"If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear them from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:17).

"And the Lord said to Samuel, 'Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me...'"(1 Samuel 8:7).

A wiseman once said: " We need pastors registering voters in their churches and teaching the people in their congregations the importance of the civic duty of voting."  author Joel C. Rosenburg

  • MSN: Wind, cold and snow batter devastated area hit by Sandy last week.
  • Reuters: Dozens killed in Guatemala earthquake on Wednesday; many hundreds missing or hurt. 6.3 quake hits Canada.
  • Fox News Channel: 55 days left to solve year old "fiscal cliff"
  • CNN: Iran fired on U.S. drone flying in international air space on November 1
  • Bloomberg: Firearm stocks soar on election news as most other stocks tank.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Agenda 21: Worldwide Conspiracy OR Delusions of the Tin-Foil Hat Society?"

Agenda 21.

Has a ring to it, don't you think? To a globalist it has the ring of harmony, as in the idea that all humans 'are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature."

To those partial to wearing tin, it has the ring of danger. Conspiracy, even.

But what is Agenda 21 really?

According to Wikipedia Agenda 21 "is a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regards to sustainable development. It is a product of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. It is an action agenda for the UN, other multilateral organizations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels. The "21" in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st century. It has been affirmed and modified at subsequent UN conferences."

Okay. So what's the big deal?

The real question is how to even begin to explain the scope of what these global elitists have in store for us, because Agenda 21 has such far-reaching tentacles. They're into everything. First of all, it's important to understand that Agenda 21 is a comprehensive global action plan implemented locally, that will span 50 years. We are now 20 years into it and according to our research, they have been implementing this thing with relentless determination. The Agenda for the 21st century includes:

  • an end to national sovereignty
  • elevating nature above man
  • restructuring land use
  • population 'control' (read: 'drastic reduction')
  • an elevation of the 'collective above the individual (read: 'socialism')
If these elite, environmental activists have their way, they will institute "core wilderness areas surrounded by buffer zones". This means 50% of America will be devoted to wild lands with only 20% of the land mass left for humans. And it won't just be the U.S., folks. It will be global.

Crazy? Science fiction? Conspiracy theory? Sure sounds like it until you start taking a serious look. Please. Take a serious look for yourself. If we try to describe the staggering ramifications of this thing, you'll get the impression we're not only part of the Tin-Foil Hat Society, but charter members to boot.

The Bible predicts a time when the earth will be controlled by a one-world government, one-world economic system and a one-world  religion (Daniel 7:23; Revelation 13:5-8, 15-17; 17:16-17). This new system will gradually take over as the old collapses. We're in the midst of that collapse right now, in terms of:
  • Third world debt default
  • undervalued or overvalued currencies in Asia
  • national insolvencies in EU member states
  • U.S. debt crisis
All have global ramifications. Agenda 21 has global solutions that will be political as well as as economic. 

As of now, we're only 20 years in. Imagine what the world might look like in another 30 years...or better yet, ask author Suzanne Collins. Rumor has it she based her New York Times Bestseller, "The Hunger Games" on what the world will look like 100 years in. Although we could not verify this (and we tried), the book does bear an uncanny resemblance to the picture Agenda 21 paints, (tin foil hats not withstanding).

"The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces" --Daniel 7:23.

To see videos outlining Agenda 21 go to

"Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him" -- Daniel 2:20-22.

A wise man once said: "There is an eternal dispute between those who imagine the world to suit their policy and those who correct their policy to suit the realities of the world." --Albert Sorel

  • Reuters: At least 95 people died in Monday's superstorm. Officials predict the number will rise as rescuers search house-by-house.
  • Jerusalem Post: Deputy Chief of Iranian Armed Forces warns Israeli strike could lead to the Jewish state's annihilation; claims Iranian missiles can penetrate Israel's rocket-defense system.
  • Drudge Report: Widespread reports of violence in East coast gas lines as frustration grows over shortages.
  • CDC: U.S. birthrate hits all-time low; 40.7% of babies born to unmarried women.