Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Real-Life Demon Possession?"

Anyone who's read the Bible knows there are several accounts in it regarding demon possession.

Indiana officials are reporting an account of their own.

That's right...a child services caseworker, a nurse, a Catholic priest, and even a police captain all claim to be eyewitnesses of a real-life demon possession.

It began in November of 2011when the Ammons family (no, we don't mean the Addams family) moved into a rental house on Carolina Street in Gary, Indiana.

Things got spooky right away. There were swarms of flies, wet footprints and strange noises in the basement, among many other creepy things.

The 32-year old mother, Latoya Ammons, and all three of her children began to show signs of being possessed.

One terrifying night, Latoya and some visiting friends heard screams from the 12-year old daughter's room.

When they rushed in to investigate, the girl was levitating above her bed, unconscious.

Horrified, they began to pray and the girl eventually descended with no memory of the incident.

Unable to move out of the house (due to finances), the family called for help: the Catholic Church and some clairvoyants.

The clairvoyants said the house was haunted by more than 200 demons. The Catholic Church sent a priest to exorcise  them. Indiana Child Protective Services were brought in.

Case manager, Valerie Washington, claims the youngest boy flashed her a 'weird grin" and then (apparently channeling his inner Michael Jackson) moon-walked backward up a wall to the ceiling. (btw, MJ was also from Gary, Indiana).

A nurse corroborated Washington's story. Gary police were called in to investigate.

After making several visits to the home and interviewing witnesses, some of the officers were too scared to stay at the house. Other city officials refused to step foot on the property.

Gary Police Captain Charles Austin said it was the "strangest story he had ever heard," and initially he thought it was an elaborate hoax to make money.

Not anymore. After going to the house himself and talking to those involved, Austin now says, "I am a believer."

Many of these events are detailed in nearly 800 pages of official records obtained by the Indianapolis Star newspaper and recounted in more than a dozen interviews with police, DCS personnel, psychologists, and the Catholic priest who performed the exorcism.

"Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from what we believe; they will follow lying spirits and teachings that come from demons." -- 1 Timothy 4:1

A wise man once said: "A demonized culture can be saved and brought back from ruin only by a powerful movement of a Holy Spirit-authored revival." --Mark I. Bubeck, author


  • Fox News Channel: 43 convicted felons slip thru California background check for Obamacare navigators; 31 states have no background check at all.
  • The Times of Israel: Iran can now build and deliver nukes, US Intel chief James Clapper tells Senate
  • Reuters: Syria gives up less than 5% of chemical weapons, ignores deadline

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Global Weirding?"

2013 will go down in history as the driest year ever recorded in the state of California.

...and there's no rain in sight., what?

No H20 = no produce. And guess where most of the US produce comes from?

Turns out, California produces:

  • 99% of the artichokes grown in the US
  • 95% of the celery
  • 89% of the cauliflower
  • 90% of the iceberg lettuce
  • 83% of Romaine lettuce
  • 83% of spinach
  • 94% of broccoli
  • 1/3 of fresh tomatoes
  • 95% of canned tomatoes
  • 44% of asparagus
  • 20% of cabbage
  • 2/3 of carrots
  • 50% of all bell peppers
Let them eat fruit, you say?

Not so fast...

Seems California has pretty much cornered that market, too, producing:
  • 90% of the avacados
  • 86% of the lemons
  • 84% of the peaches
  • 88% of the strawberries
  • 97% of the plums
  • 1/4 of the oranges
According to the US Drought Monitor, 94.25% of the state is experiencing drought conditions, while most of the prime agriculture area of the Central Valley is in extreme drought.

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And that ain't all, folks.

Some particularly pessimistic experts claim the western US is entering a dry spell that could last decades.

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What do we say? Pray for rain.

A wise man once said: "The black horse of the Apocalypse apparently symbolizes famine, since the prices for the wheat and barley are extraordinarily high, as they would be in a time of extreme drought." - Barry J. Beitzel, Ph.D.

"Your heavenly Father already knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." - Matthew 6:32-33

  • NBC Bone-chilling cold to linger for weeks for anyone east of the Rockies.
  • Fox News Channel: Moody's Rating Agency: outlook negative for insurance companies due to Obamacare
  • Associated Press: Dem. group accuses Republicans of embracing a "revolting anti-choice agenda" supporting pro-life candidates and organizations.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

"Secret Deal or Blatant Lie?"

Iran's chief negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, spilled the beans on a secret nuke deal during a Persian-language interview on Monday. (Apparently, he didn't realize we've got translators).

According to The Los Angeles Times, "key elements of a new nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers (including the US) are contained in an informal, 30-page text not yet publicly acknowledged by western officials."

Not only was it not "publicly acknowledged", it was blatantly denied by the State Department.

And with good reason.

The 'secret side deal' (if true) allows Iran to continue its nuclear research and development program virtually unhindered.

The Times reports some of the (alleged) details of this 'secret' pact:

  • No Iranian nuclear facilities will be closed
  • Enrichment will continue
  • Nuclear research will be expanded
  • all research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue
What do the six world powers get out of the deal?

A big, fat zero according to Araqchi, who referred to the secret deal or side agreement using the English word non paper,  a diplomatic term used for an informal agreement that doesn't have to be disclosed publicly.

A State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, denied that there was any secret agreement.

"Any documentation associated with implementation tracks completely with what we've described," she said.

Let's get this straight:

Iran is bragging (in Persian) that they've gotten everything they want while giving up nothing in a secret (non paper) deal.

The US State Department flatly denies the whole notion of a secret pact and claims the deal they signed is strictly on the up and up.

Something's rotten, folks. And it ain't in Denmark.

A wise man once said: "A lie that is a half-truth is the darkest of all lies." Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against His anointed one."                                                                                                                                             Psalm 21:1-2

  • ABC News: Sales of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic political testament, Mein Kampf, surging up ebook bestseller lists; Jewish leaders alarmed.
  • MSN News: US nuke scandal rocks Air Force; 34 officers accused of cheating on routine proficiency tests
  • NY Times: NSA admits secret technology to spy on computers via radio signals; NSA implanted 100,000 computers around the globe for surveillance

Thursday, January 9, 2014

"Rabbi Predicts Messiah's Imminent Return"

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is (as of this writing) fighting for his life. UPDATE: Ariel Sharon passed away this morning, Saturday, January 11th.

Why should you care?

Because 8 years ago, a 108-year old rabbi predicted Messiah would reveal Himself...after Sharon's death.

Fast forward to 2014.

The rabbi is dead and 85-year old Sharon has been in a coma for eight years.

It all began back in 2005 when the renowned rabbi (and Kabbalist) Yitzhak Kaduri claimed to have met the Jewish Messiah in a vision and was told He'd arrive after the death of Ariel Sharon.

Before the rabbi's own death on January 28, 2006, he left a sealed, handwritten note to his followers with the instructions to wait one year after his death before opening it.

Detailed in a book, "The Rabbi Who Found Messiah" by Carl Gallups, the note left by Rabbi Kaduri is extremely controversial. (We have not read this book and are not promoting it, but found the premise interesting).

While intriguing, this note is definitely cryptic. Rather than simply stating the name of Messiah, the note contains a verse with the acronym for the Hebrew name Yehoshua (translated Joshua or Jesus).

Naturally, this caused a stir in Jewish circles and many Christians came to the conclusion he meant Jesus Christ.

Maybe he did. But if Rabbi Kaduri had wanted to be unambiguous (instead of puzzling and mysterious) all he needed to do was add "of Nazareth". Which in Hebrew amounts to only 4 letters.

One more clue, according to the author Carl Gallups: "Some months prior to the note's appearance on Kaduri's website, and prior to Kaduri's death, the ominous and prophetic words of one of his many Messiah utterances was posted":
"Many have known his name but have not believed that he is the Messiah."

"And there you have it," Gallups continued.

"Many have known Messiah's name."

When Kaduri said 'Many', he was speaking to the Jews among whom he ministered. Kaduri said, "they have known his name--but they have not believed it."

Gallups went on to say:
"Kaduri said this about the name of the Messiah long before the controversial note was revealed! And thus the story and the controversy remains until the coming of the Messiah."

So is Gallups right about Kaduri?

 ▶ Prophecy! MESSIAH REVEALED! - Is He Coming Soon? - REDUX - YouTube 

We are skeptical of all extra-Biblical prophecy. Though we know for a fact, Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, we wonder if a Kabbalist mystic would be an appropriate messenger.

A wise man once said: "As you can clearly see, it is God's purpose and plan to exalt His Son, our Savior, and that all should acknowledge that Jesus the Messiah is Lord!" -- David Hocking, Bible teacher

"Look to me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.' Isaiah 45:22


  • AP: Hospital treating Israel's iconic and controversial former PM Ariel Sharon says, "only a miracle could prevent his condition form deteriorating further."
  • DEBKAfile: US Secretary of State John Kerry optimistic about final Mid-East peace accord.
  • NBC: Polar vortex freezes 90% of the US, breaking 100-year old records in some cities. Weekend slated to bring warm up.
  • The Jerusalem Post: Iranian PM says in speech, "We need nuclear bomb to put Israel in its place." Comment posted on Iranian News Agency website, but was later removed.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

"2014 Predictions"

Every new year brings with it a plethora of prognosticators and this year is no exception.

The common thread? Extremes.

  • Extreme financial woes
  • Extreme weather (climate change)
  • Extreme (and ever-vague) earth changes.
Looking for a rogue comet? asteroid? planet? or wave? Doomsday enthusiasts are crawling with 'em.

And here's a new one: "The Chaos Cloud" (the what?) scheduled to wipe us out on June 1st @ precisely 9:15 a.m. EST.

Google, and you'll find page after page of relentless, mind-numbing doom and gloom slated for this coming year.

Let's face it gang, for many 2014 is just one great big disaster waiting to happen. As one particularly dire YouTube video put it: 
"2014 is where we'll be left to eat anything or anyone in our path."
(oh, sure, it's all fun and games until somebody gets eaten!)

So how do we separate fact from fiction?

  • nix the Magic 8 balls
  • stop lookin' for truth in all the wrong places
  • understand the 100% accuracy rate of Bible prophecy
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is woven with predictions. In fact, more than 1/4 of the Bible is prophecy. Most of them (roughly 80%) have already been fulfilled exactly as prophesied.

These fulfilled prophecies told the story of God's Chosen People and their Messiah before it happened.

How better to prove God's existence and power over world events than to tell history in advance?

The rest of the prophetic scriptures zero in guessed it: the end times.

As current events line up with uncanny precision exactly as the Bible predicts, it actually takes more faith not to believe.

Bible prophecy is the vehicle God chose to authenticate His message.

And what is His message, you ask?

That He gave His Son (His only Son whom He loved), so that whosoever believed in Him could have everlasting life together with Him in heaven. (John 3:16)

The reason? a wise man once said:
"Eternal existence belongs to everyone. The only question is location, location, location."    --Amir Tsarfati, Bible teacher

  • Fox News Channel: U.S. braces for 1 trillion in new taxes due to the implementations of Obamacare.
  • Debkafile: A new peace treaty is in the works between Israel and the Palestinians as Secretary John Kerry visits Mideast.
  • World Net Daily: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma for 8 years, may be pulled from life support, as all treatment options are exhausted.