Watchers 10 Review/Discussion/Etc.

This is more like a review/rambling stream of consciousness information overload but hopefully I’m able a review/rambling information overload discussion fodder write-up.  ;)

Be gentle.🙂

 

INTRODUCTION:

Watchers 10 brings three years of research up to date including the latest preliminary DNA test results that beg for further research. There is finally some meaningful preliminary DNA results in addition to a jaw dropping disclosure that is largely known on the Internet by now.

This Watchers entry will definitely be remembered for the “fairy creature” the most but there is plenty more where that came from.

Its companion book, Nephilim Hybrids, goes into further detail than is possible in a video documentary. The book title is attention grabbing and the phrase is used loosely by Marzulli’s own admission because according to him he really doesn’t know what else to call some of these creatures and anomalies.
I deliberately waited to write this because I wanted to see what the reactions and criticism were and see if any updates occurred since filming and indeed they did with a July 20th post script on L.A. Marzulli’s blog that indicated a stinger on the tail of the so-called “fairy creature” that’s at the center of this particular documentary. So with that in mind:
CONTENT:

Kandahar Giant sequence:

This was picking up a thread about a story that surfaced nearly ten years ago courtesy of Steve Quayle and a segment on Coast to Coast. Now while these names may be varying degrees of sketchy for a lot of people who issue here is: Ten years later there was and is enough follow-up that there may be something to it. When you get three ex military people protected, on the record, saying the same things without any collusion, and the story never changes over the course of a decade including at least one of them being emotional about the death of his squadmate and friends at the hands of this giant it begs for further scrutiny instead of quick and easy dismissal and especially in light of other recent discoveries along these lines.

Even I myself have run across the occasional stray rumor.  This sort of thing is “common folklore and legend” now but it may be based on truth or at least a grain of it.

 

I can’t beat having LA himself walk us through it better than I ever could:

and more recently to another updated topic, the Catalina Giants, here:


Skulls of Paracas: The reason the documentary’s subtitle is called DNA is because meaningful preliminary DNA results are in and they have been three years in the making. The results that still suggests “out of place” for geography some of these were found. Needs more testing certainly and in progress.
Last not but not least: “The Fairy Creature” which is what likely pushed things over the top to produce Watchers 10 and make it worthwhile. This has been an Internet sensation since the story broke.

http://ppsreport.com/the-fairy-revealed/  (Overview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=244&v=3UD4ET6fuZw (X-Ray walkthrough)

The full documentary and book go into much further detail on a lot of that but there is enough there that I think most people who give it a fair look and hearing would have a lot of questions and want to find out more about what’s going on here.
According to Marzulli and Shaw, they knew about this creature but were put under a tight gag order for nearly three years over it.

There has been some salient criticisms and questions out there and the expected bizarre sea of Proverbs 18:13 and “the lady doth protest too much, methinks” from frankly some of the usual suspects and their allies.

I can’t help but question the motives of certain repeat offenders of the above who keep doing this and meanwhile it’s painfully obvious they really haven’t bothered to give what’s available a careful and thorough run through.

The eye opening centerpiece of this particular Watchers is, of course, the now notorious “fairy creature.” Theories abound…hoax accusations are easy and plentiful… and for all that we’re still well into preliminary phases of research.

I’m skeptical as well. It would be very easy to write this off as a hoax.

Here is the difference: None of the Merryman or other similar items has X-rays and nuts and bolts walkthroughs with  with documentation and expert takedowns to go with it like this “thing” does.
If the creature holds out as “not hoax” then my own personal theory is that it could have been something that slipped out of a lab that shouldn’t have.

Consider these recent stories out of the mainstream media and these go to why I’m not eager to throw  the hoax flag without careful scrutiny:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/4/government-lift-moratorium-cross-species-chimera-r/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2076681-inside-the-cloning-factory-that-creates-500-new-animals-a-day
If classified circles are at least 10-20 years ahead of the mainstream by the most conservative of estimates why is it some outrageous reach that some abomination might have slipped out of a lab somewhere, assuming this isn’t a hoax?

Thus far, the preliminary data and DNA testing on all of this has it where the mitochondrial DNA from three different DNA testing groups says Europe and Middle East on skulls thus far. That demands further scrutiny and research.

I am hardly a medical technician or expert and I had no problems following the information provided and I am grateful for it. Because there are so many frauds and hoaxes and everyone is understandably jaded by these things, any serious work has to have all of its i’s dotted and t’s crossed.
PRODUCTION:

As per usual, the production values and presentation are sizzling and top-notch. It takes a special level of talent to have a few sequences where we get into the aforementioned nuts and bolts and to keep things moving and engaging and Richard Shaw does exactly that. On certain setups some people have complained that the music mix was on the loud side and interfered with volume of voices. I didn’t have that issue on my setup but this could be “your mileage may vary.” Usually the mix of music with the rest of the audio has been done with care to not be obnoxious and distract from the content and that’s the case here again by and large.

This is indeed a top flight Watchers production which means the 90 minutes or so running time blazes by you are taken by surprise when it’s suddenly over with. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen and regardless of varying views, neither will most others who watch this.

Everything about the production crackles and sizzles from start to finish and I am constantly amazed at how they bring these Watchers films together the way they do considering they are hardly running a Lucasfilm caliber budget. I don’t know how they do it.🙂
CONCLUSION:

Gadzooks!   What else can you say when you take on something like this?

If you actually made your way through this tome then you deserve a cookie.🙂

I’m honestly not sure where things can go from here with a lot of this until there are more tests which costs lots of money and take time. There are so logistical issues including not the least of which is international considerations and the near impossibility of getting some things in and out of the United States.

This was three years’ worth of research from several Watchers films that needed updating and so they put it out there.

They are at the mercy of so many elements, much of which are beyond their control. Logistics, cost, getting things in and out of the country, travel, availability… it all adds up and it’s a “as the Lord leads” situation. All of this is still well within preliminary research phases and no one outside of certain third-party hype mongering Internet sites has said or pretended otherwise. I am amazed things have even gotten this far and I am honestly not sure how much further it can go without at least one major breakthrough.
This can be an issue for some of these “Nephilim and skulls” focused projects and frankly the subject matter isn’t for everyone. That’s OK! I know that’s some of the criticism out there that ranged from both salient to attacks. Anyone who watches Watchers 10 and reads the companion book should come to the conclusion that there was enough to make the entire project worthwhile and I don’t want to suggest or infer otherwise.

That’s not disparaging this kind of work or covering at all but I know that there is a lot of thought, prayer, and preparation and months of work that goes into making this kind of project but it’s a fair question a lot of us ask: How does this affect me and how does this have any bearing on my daily life and/or walk with the Lord and these are very fair questions.  This isn’t a place a lot of people want to spend a lot of time in and I’m one of them. I take it for what it’s worth in the larger tapestry and move on.🙂

For things like what this specific documentary focuses on I admit these answers are not nearly as easy to come up with like they were on a Watchers 9 where we all know that when a major war in the Middle East breaks out or severe famines issues escalate that these things absolutely will have immediate impact on a large number of us. Watchers 9 is my personal all around favorite to date followed by Watchers 7, which is the best modern UFO documentary I’ve ever seen.

On the table under the PP&S umbrella is where this subject matters comes into play as well. Jesus warned us that it would be like the days of Noah and Lot in the season leading up to His return and if these are the sorts of things that are becoming prevalent and unearthed then we need to take notice of it, take it for what it’s worth, and see it all at least as that much more confirmation that what the Bible says is true. To that end, I certainly enjoyed watching Watchers 10 even though some of the content clearly isn’t easy viewing and I certainly appreciate what it’s about and the importance behind getting the information out.

The Terminal Generation

I had to dust the blog off for this one.
As usual, sorry about the formatting issues. That’s WordPress for you.

TERMINAL GENERATION:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/there-isnt-really-anything-magical-about-it-why-more-millennials-are-putting-off-sex/2016/08/02/e7b73d6e-37f4-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html?tid=sm_tw

Read this very carefully, look at the charts…take it all in. Process this.

This isn’t a “resurgence of morality” or “prelude to revival” or the rest of that fantasy… this is the polar opposite.

I understand that the paintbrush doesn’t cover everyone in a given generation. On that same note I realize there is plenty of this type of element in the older generations as well and they bear the brunt of abject failure as parents on a basic level to spawn the likes of this and allow our society to get this point. Plenty of blame to all around so this isn’t about “bashing the millennial pinata.”

Broadly speaking it’s impossible to get away from the big picture of what our future as a society holds at this rate.

The idea of one of these people being in charge of anything important is probably one of the most horrifying things I can imagine and I hope I’m not here for it. They will have no problems taking a chip and celebrating the death of the Two Witnesses at the hands of the Antichrist and digitally sending gifts to each other to celebrate while the bodies lie there in the streets for all to see. 3 days later they will be in for quite the shock.

I’m not sure how much more “unnatural” and “seared conscience” we can get than some of what is described here and the sentiments and I really don’t want to see it. This isn’t even functional. Hey! It takes one to know one because I’m not the paragon of functionality, either but I can tell you what: If I was attracted to a pretty girl and had a shot I wouldn’t care about some videogame! C’mon fellas, get real! Of course when you are already so desensitized and seared from porn intake… and clearly something spiritual is happening there, too… that’s part and parcel of how you get to something like this. That article really is loaded. These people testify against themselves and don’t even know it.

If this millennial or at least the younger ones aren’t the brick wall and the terminal generation than honestly? God help us all because shy of His intervention it truly is hopeless and you can’t fix this at a ballot box. I really wish it were that simple. This is global.

It’s little wonder we are seeing this push for driverless cars. This is who they are getting ready for! They know they have a winner on their hands because they are part of what helped create this problem in the first place and you can read into that statement any way you want.

You cannot have a functioning society on even the most basic and broad of levels with the likes of this. It’s literally impossible by any standard.

If this doesn’t come together and spell out the culmination of everything a passage like 2 Timothy 3 and Romans 1:18-32 spells out for a society than I don’t know what does. This isn’t just in one place in the world, either. This is everywhere.

OTHER SIGNS OF THE TIMES:

TEMPLE:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/215910
Temple Institute announces school to train Levitical priests
The Temple Institute, dedicated to reestablishing the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, announces school for training Kohanim.

TURKEY TROOPS SURROUND US-NATO BASE:

Turkish Troops Surround US-NATO Base

How is this not getting any kind of coverage? I had to scour the ends of the Internet just to get this. What’s the story here? Meanwhile the US is bombing Libya for who knows what reasons… seems to be a disconnect here.

If anyone can find a credible follow up this I would appreciate seeing it because the story basically has gone dead after the date line on that link.

MIDDLE EAST WARS:
http://jerusalemjournal.net/news-and-views/quiet-urgency-in-face-of-probable-war
Israel really does have it coming from all directions. This is one of numerous recent articles that clearly show what the expectations are on all sides.It’s just a question of when and who blinks first. Once that happens frankly all bets are off as to how many dominoes start falling after that and how quickly.

INTERVIEW WITH ISRAEL IDF COLONEL:

Listen to this recent interview that L.A. Marzulli did with Dan Gordon, a colonel in the IDF who essentially is forecasting and predicting one of a number of likely scenarios that goes nicely with this article.

This is the relative calm before the inevitable storm and everyone knows it on all sides. Israel has made no bones about it: The next war with Hamas, for example, is the last one.

We need to stay in prayer, stay in the Word, and take a day at a time and be as vigilant as we can.

Recently Gary Stearman of Prophecy Watchers closed out an incredible presentation at the Rocky Mountain International Conference with “Jesus is coming soon… we’re almost done… just a little longer…” It was said in a commiserating and emotional manner because we’re all weary, wary, and frankly vexxed and tired of all of this and then some.

Only He can fix this.

6-2-16: Online Code of Conduct for “Hate Speech”

It’s coming. It’s going to be international and there will be no way to avoid it shy of abandoning the Internet and returning to the Stone Age. How many of us are really going to do that?

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-1937_en.htm

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

PRESS RELEASE:
“The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.”

Take the time to read it all for yourselves.

Everyone is or will be in on this. If you really think the Internet is bastion of unlimited free expression it’s past time to wake up about that.

I want to do my part, such as it is, to try and spread the word on this because I agree with the assessments of others: This is a big deal.
Make no mistake: What you read here will eventually be applied to the entire world to varying degrees. This is a template.

The most obvious question immediately arises: “Who and what defines ‘hate speech’?”

Their stated definition is exactly the kind of loaded, wordsmithing, legalese sophistry you would expect:

“Hate speech is defined by the Commission as something that “criminalises public incitement to violence or hatred against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin.”

I don’t need to spell out for you all where that’s headed do I? If that isn’t a slippery slope I don’t know what is.

A sampling and overview:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/05/31/social-media-companies-promise-to-take-down-hate-speech-within-the-next-24-hours/

 

UPDATE:   http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8188/facebook-censorship-carlqvist

 
MIDDLE EAST:

Speaking of hate speech:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263063/palestinian-terror-kindergarten-frontpagemagcom

Watch the entire video for yourself.

How is corrupting young kids in overt hate like this work for everyone? Can we do something about this or is that ok when it’s directed Jews and Israel? Freedom of religion and freedom expression is a-ok there, right?

ISRAEL AND SUNNIS MAKING NICE?:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-tries-to-turn-arab-peace-initiative-on-its-head/

It’s hard for me to wrap my brain around this seeming warming of relations between the Saudis and other Sunni Arab states… think about it… with Israel. How does that work?

The Saudis must truly be desperate beyond imagining is all I can figure. The Bin Ladens and others like that who already consider the monarchy apostate and worthy of doom must really be thrilled about this. The monarchy’s days are truly numbered. I can’t see this going anywhere meaningful. Jordan is supposed to be the “Palestinian state” anyways.

Strange bedfellows. Just another day in the Middle East.

4-20-16: Germany assembling “Secret EU Army”?

EU SECRET ARMY?:

It isn’t a secret any more!🙂

 

Follow up to the last two days now. It’s been a busy week so far: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/4-19-16-the-fix-is-in/

1.) http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/04/20/german-and-dutch-military-forces-merge-bringing-eu-army-a-step-closer/    (Check all hyperlinks)  Main Story
REPORT: Germany ‘Annexing’ Dutch Military As Secretive EU Army Begins To Take Shape

2.)  https://twitter.com/COLRICHARDKEMP/status/722552898018766848   Anecdotal secondary of sorts

As usual, I want to attempt to not get carried away here or read too much into anything but I don’t see any way around it: This is a significant development in the makings.   It’s also completely different from what we are used to seeing and hearing out of Europe. This sort of thing is quite atypical.  I’m sure we will see and hear plenty of “we need this to combat the evil terrorists” and so forth and there may be some truth to that but there is no way that is sufficient reason in and of itself.  A check against the Russians?  That may be part of it as well.

The second link is a Twitter account of one Colonel Richard Kemp and I can take no credit for it. Certainly the illustration is revealing of what the expectations are at least so far as the “get out of the EU” proponents in Great Britain go. I suspect there is at least a grain of truth to it and especially in light of the first link.

I do find it interesting that Germany is essentially at the head of this development. Not that anyone cares, obviously,  and I’m no expert on this by a mile but how is this potentially not in violation of post World War II treaties, for starters?   More brilliant minds than mine have likely covered every legal nuance on this but I just can’t help but wonder anyways.

This is interesting and compelling but ultimately if I’m thinking ahead to Antichrist and New World Order and one world government then I still say this will need NATO to make it worthwhile and that means America. I can’t see the EU on their own assembling a military worth a hoot let alone comparable to the USA even with the never-ending self sabotaging that the American government excels at.

NATO, or NATO ultimately becomes, will marry these elements together in some form or fashion when it’s time for the World Leader to step up.  The CFR has the world divided into ten regions and you can find those maps right on their own website if you dig around and the alphabet soup group Club of Rome has had similar maps and concepts floating around since the 70s.   Why do we care about ten?  Revelation 17:12.

Regardless of eschatology or honestly? Even without any at all, this is a game changer in the makings.  Stay tuned.

Who is or will be in charge of this EU Military?  

How about this person?  Every so often this concept comes up:  https://euobserver.com/institutional/115965      The EU Super President. That article is from 2012 but it’s sufficient to make the point.  4 years later on that I’d say that concept is easily better than 50/50 odds of happening.  I consider it a given.

When?  My own hunch is: Whenever this military is ready.  I won’t be surprised to see this all up and running before the decade is out. It’s clear they have been working on this for some time as is.   They didn’t wake up this past Monday morning out of nowhere and decide to suddenly whip up an EU Army, let’s put it that way.

Stay tuned.

BIRTH PANGS:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/japan-faces-fresh-earthquake-panic-7797362

6.1 Quake near Fukishima

Drudge ran this.  6.1 aftershocks… that’s an aftershock!?…  near Fukishima in Japan. They just can’t catch a break. Please keep praying for them, the people of Ecquador, and everyone else that’s been affected by this unprecedented and ghastly streak of seismic activity. This is NOT business as usual.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-quake-coast-idUSKCN0XH0S2

6.2 quake off the coast of Ecquador!   Pray. These people just can’t catch a break!  It’s rather scary and sobering to see and hear about 5s and 6s being  considered “aftershocks.”

 

 

MIDDLE EAST:

ISRAEL/TEMPLE MOUNT:

PHOTOS: Jewish Priests Sacrifice Paschal Lamb in Jerusalem

“I didn’t get all dressed up for nuthin’.”  – Mel Gibson as William Wallace with a cool Scottish brogue in Braveheart.

That principle definitely continues to apply to the Temple Institute and things of this nature.

I leave it to you all to read this and look it all over along with other developments we have seen and heard in recent years in regards to the Temple Mount and preparations along these lines and I’ll simply ask this:  Does anyone really think this crew looks content to wait on the sidelines for x number of more decades?  I can’t see it.

 COMMENTARY:

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/OUR-WORLD-Where-UNESCO-and-ISIS-converge-451722

Another gem from Caroline Glick. What she writes about here is prophetically significant so please take note of it. Anything involving UNESCO is usually bad news and especially for Israel.

 

PARTING SHOT:

Just how close are we?:  https://prophecywatchers.com/videos/gary-stearman-elijah-coming/

4-19-16: The Fix Is In

This will be an overglorified follow-up to yesterday’s blog. I would recommend reading this first before jumping in to today’s: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/4-18-16-too-much-shakin-going-on/
MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hezbollah-condemns-Israels-scheme-to-divide-Syria-following-PMs-vow-to-keep-Golan-451690
Hezbollah condemns Israel’s scheme to divide Syria  (Golan Heights)

Obviously we have a lot of unhappy campers and growing agitation over Netanyahu’s firm stance on keeping the Golan.    Hamas is upset. Hezbollah is upset.

Apparently the US government is also upset:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/19/biden-slams-netanyahu-hours-after-jerusalem-attack.html?intcmp=hpbt1

Here is Joe Biden slipping out with the real truth of how this government is operating and how they view things. The anger and disgust on his face as he did another one of his demagogue routines speaks for itself.

What’s especially classless about this is we aren’t 24 hours removed from yet another terrorist attack against Israel in Jerusalem but I guess that’s their fault, too, right Joe?  A supposed ally of the USA is fresh off an attack and this is the best you can do? Really?

Make no mistake: He’s speaking for the bulk of the American government at minimum. Joe is known for slipping out candid truths when he’s not supposed to.  The gaffe machine lets another one go here. Make no mistake: This is where are things are at.

What is Obama going to say and do at the UN on Friday?

This is the view of the New World Order.

new-world-order-logo-630x286

(Some of you may recognize this. A little levity despite the serious subject matter.🙂 )

They are all singing from the same hymnal and it’s not a heavenly one.

http://www.thetower.org/3251-hamas-palestinian-islamic-jihad-praise-jerusalem-terror-attack/

Hamas praises attacks in Jerusalem

Sure, why not? It’s all semantics. They probably were in on it but aren’t dumb enough to outright claim responsibility. Not yet.

These are all the same types of elements with one goal in mind: Destruction of Israel and the Jews.  They don’t care about peace or co-existence.
https://www.rt.com/news/340090-israel-isis-terrorists-syria/

SYRIAN OFFICIALS ACCUSE ISRAEL OF AIDING ISIS AND AL QUAIDA

This is some of the craziest Bizarro World stuff I’ve run into yet and that’s saying something:  They really are accusing Israel of working WITH ISIS and Al Quaida? Really? Think about it.  This is sheer desperation at best.  How can anyone with more than two brain cells believe tripe like this?

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4793821,00.html
“‘EU doesn’t recognize Israeli occupation of the Golan’

Federica Mogherini stresses that the European Union ‘recognizes Israel within its pre-1967 boundaries, regardless of the (Israeli) government’s claims on other areas.’ ”

Again, we hear from another component of the New World Order, bluntly stated. This is how they view Israel, at best.
Speaking of New World Order:  (notice a theme today?)
http://www.thetower.org/3195-report-un-office-coordinates-millions-in-donations-to-anti-israel-groups
Report: UN Office Coordinates Millions in Donations to Anti-Israel Groups

It’s no surprise that the UN would have numerous proxies and monies going towards anything anti-Israel.    Does anyone really believes this is a neutral organization?  I so wish the USA would get out of it and kick them off our soils but I know that’s a pipe dream.    Israel should consider the same but I suspect that, too, is also fantasy.

GOOD ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES:

http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Christian-World/One-Big-Miracle-450788

http://www.danielpipes.org/16626/isis-is-collapsing

Well worth reading.

http://www.meforum.org/5959/islam-breeds-terrorism

Very inconvenient truths here.

http://atimes.com/2016/04/to-be-kind-is-to-be-cruel-to-be-cruel-is-to-be-kind/

 

ODDITY:

Look up April 19-20 in world history and you will see a rather impressive laundry list.  Does it mean anything? Who is to say except it’s a rather impressive and diverse list that for my money certainly goes into uncanny territory at least. Make of it what you will.

Putting that on the table with an upcoming Passover off the heels of major and unusual earthquake activity that even has scientists perplexed just makes me wonder.   Certainly odds are that this coming weekend will come and go and everything will be status quo.  But what if it isn’t? All we can do is watch. Just be aware of these things and take it for whatever it’s worth.

Given the past week’s worth of events with this kind of anecdote in my brain and Passover coming up at the end of this week I just have to wonder what’s going to happen, if anything.   We’ll find out soon enough.

SCRIPTURE:
◄ Zechariah 12 ►

Jerusalem will Be Attacked  

1The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

2   Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. 5And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

6In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. 7The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. 8In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 9And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

^^ I don’t want to be on the wrong side of that equation, do you?   Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all that it entails.🙂

 

4-18-16: Too much shakin’ going on

Thoughts and prayers go to out all the affected areas and people within from the truly crazy  and yes, unprecedented amount of major earthquake activity that has occurred inside of a weeks’ time ranging from twice in 28 hours in Japan in the same spot in the 7s, Guatemala, Ecuador, Tonga and….  anything else coming?  I hope not but this is the time period we live in. It’s not going to get better.

LOSS OF CULTURE AND SOCIETY:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/9/white-house-opens-first-gender-neutral-bathroom/

The first gender neutral bathroom at the White House.

We’re not even a year since the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage and look at all that’s happened since then.  Now this.

“If these aren’t the end days I’ll shave my head and become a Buddhist!” – L.A. Marzulli

BIRTH PANGS:

http://www.businessinsider.com/magnitude-58-earthquake-strikes-japan-2016-4

Yes, that’s a third quake in Japan.  Two aftershocks so far.

https://www.rt.com/news/340046-kumamoto-quake-aftershock-japan/

Compelling drone footage out of Japan of post quake damage.

Ecuador is sadly the even bigger story with 350 dead and counting after a monster 7.8 earthquake hit there. That quake was so powerful that the entire USA continent was shaking for many hours afterwards:  https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1174

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/18/tales-devastating-losses-emerge-as-ecuadorians-dig-out-from-earthquake-that-killed-272.html?intcmp=hpbt1

^^ That is an example of what’s happening in Ecquador right now.  Awful. Please pray for these people and if there are solid avenues for charity and support, do as you felt led.

To my friends out there in California? I issue you a friendly heads up.

Business as usual?  I don’t think so and begrudgingly neither do scientists:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-quakes-puzzle-scientists-1460982468?mod=e2tw

Are we all getting used to the words and concepts “unusual” and “unprecedented” yet?
So the quake activity doesn’t fit the conventional wisdom huh?  Imagine that. I feel like I read that in Matthew 24 just  last night…oh wait, I did.

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/more-earthquakes-may-be-arriving-soon-stronger-meaner-and-deadlier-scientists-warn-253629.html

^^ There comes a point  in the Tribulation where the excuses and  “explanations” go away and everyone ultimately knows it’s God vs Satan but before that…. this is I’m sure typical of the kind of thing we’ll continue to see and hear.  They always think they have an answer for everything.   I’m sure some of the explanation for the early plagues and judgements are going to be doozies.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/17/timing-massive-quakes-around-globe-coincidence/83156262/

These quakes are “just an unfortunate”  coincidence. Nothing to see here. Move along.

 

See also:

http://asia.nikkei.com/Features/Kyushu-earthquakes/Unusual-quake-cluster-worries-Japan

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-lauds-world-breakthrough-in-tunnel-detection

Israel has figured out a way tech wise to detect the underground tunnels that never stopped and went away so that’s the beginning of the end of that concept.

ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR IMMINENT:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/tunnel-exposure-shows-next-hamas-war-is-a-case-of-when-not-if/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-uncovers-gaza-terror-tunnel-dug-into-israeli-territory/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/why-is-israel-sitting-around-waiting-for-the-next-war-with-hamas/

It’s a given that another war and likely the final one between Israel and Hamas is not far off and inevitable. Israel has made no bones about it: The next time is the last time. All that one wonders is: Will it be just these two or will it be something bigger like say, an eventual Psalm 83 scenario?

The reason Israel is waiting is I expect they will allow Hamas to make the mistake of taking the first shot so there are no questions in anyone’s minds about what happened after that.  Of course we can expect the UN and the world to immediately condemn Israel no matter what but I suspect this might be the mindset here.  I doubt Israel would attack first unless they saw a clear and present danger that had to be put down.  Then, of course, they would be immediately condemned for that as well.

Israel has stated repeatedly that the next war with Hamas will be the last war.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Initial-report-Jerusalem-bus-explodes-on-way-to-Hebron-451611

Breakings news: Another terrorist attack in Jerusalem. A bus bomb…20 injured…developing.  Just another day, right?  When do they get sick of living like this day-to-day?  When is enough finally enough?

In this same vein:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4792587,00.html

Israel says they are keeping the Golan Heights no matter what.

Syrian response:  http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-official-answers-Netanyahu-We-will-use-all-available-means-to-recapture-the-Golan-451484

Syrian foreign minister makes military threats and says they will take it back no matter what.

How long do you all think all of this will hang on a string with everyone playing chicken and who blinks first? Decades?  No way.

TEMPLE MOUNT:

Jordan cancels plans for 24/7 cameras on Temple Mount
Stay of execution. Only because Palestinians objected. No other consideration.  This concept will happen at some point.

RUSSIA:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-fighter-buzzes-u-s-air-force-plane-over-baltic-sea-1460914246?mod=e2tw

Russia and the USA keep having these “brush bys” and I would hazard a guess about what it means past this: Putin has no respect for our leadership starting with the puppet in chief and why should he? He’s doing this because he can. It’s that simple.  I still am not convinced that a war between the Americans and Russians is in the near future because frankly it’s more trouble than it’s worth and like it or lump it: If you crash the USA, you crash the world. If our stock market goes down 50 percent everyone else goes down at least 80.

The New World Order will have one chance and one shot to put their system and their man in. They will have to make it count.  Just remember that.

 

IRAQ:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/18/us-to-send-200-more-troops-apache-helicopters-to-iraq.html

Back in the USA goes slowly but surely. What a hopeless mess.

HIGH TECH/BIG BROTHER:

https://www.rt.com/viral/340074-electronic-skin-developed-scientists/

Electronic skin that stars phasing out the middleman smartphone.   We can have digital display on our person and all that goes with it.   Is this the next step towards the eventual Mark of the Beast concept that the Antichrist will make use of?  I have no doubt it’s a stepping stone concept that will folder into a larger scheme. For now we’re still getting the populace conditioned to tatoos, self mutilating, and now things like this but  a couple of months ago I had even posted on this blog that analysts were talking about the “post smartphone world is sooner than anyone thinks” and I think this goes to it.   As appallingly dependent as everyone is on their smartphones now, how do you replace something like that and with what? Brain chips? Virtual reality?  Nothing I will have anything to do with. No thanks.

I have a hard time imagining all this high tech… nothing wrong with it at face value… won’t ultimately be exploited by the world dictator when the times comes and yes, I personally believe the Mark of the Beast will be more than a tattoo.   It’s nothing I would ever argue about with anyone and no, I can’t be dogmatic about it but it’s hard to imagine how the high tech wouldn’t be a factor in the whole thing somehow.   Something to chew on.

HIGH STRANGENESS:

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/#d325ec8703b0

The Bosnia sphere.  

Let’s face it: No one really has a solid explanation for this thing yet.  I don’t either to be fair.   There are certain kinds of tests and measurements I wish could be done on it but I suspect never will be. I expect this to disappear soon.  I’m amazed it’s lasted in “news circulation” even this long.

https://www.rt.com/viral/339845-universe-expanding-faster-study/

Stories like these make me chuckle.

Scientists are baffled that the pace of the universe expansion isn’t going at the rate they think it should. It’s going “faster than it’s supposed to.”  According to whom?

Better get used to this sort of thing.   To use the old saying: We ain’ seen nuthin’ yet.

 

4-11-16: Monday’s Overload

http://www.hischannel.com/DavidHocking/2304A

This timing has to be a God thing on us coming across this sermon from David Hocking over the weekend.   In some ways it’s a direct response to my previous blog entry: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/the-biblical-being-in-the-wilderness-situation/

Please listen to this sermon carefully when time allows.  Among the highlights include near the end when he starts getting into talking points about how/if people feel like their lives are so wrecked God can’t use them any more and so forth.

It’s true and this is why I quoted some of the Scriptures about not trusting feelings and the heart being deceitful and how it and earlier blogs have talked about how being it the wilderness takes us down to a blind faith level.

I would also like to share this article from Wilfred Hahn:  http://www.eternalvalue.com/adownload/EVR_04_2016_WEB.pdf

As usual, I find Hahn to be a very refreshingly sober and balanced take on a number of subjects.

Among the highlights I would like to indicate the “deliverance for profit” segment which touches on a huge and growing pet peeve of disgust that I have and yes, if the shoe fits wear it.  As the say in the world of politics: The optics look awful even if at least some people’s intentions are good.

CHINA AND CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION:

I think I have problems?   All I have to do is remember my brethren east of the Atlantic and see the likes of this in China, for example:

My friend Walt F….  he knows who he is🙂 …   wrote this awesome post along with this article.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/659545/Horror-as-China-tears-down-thousands-of-crucifixes-in-crude-bid-to-eradicate-Christianity

Horror as China tears down THOUSANDS of crucifixes in crude bid to eradicate Christianity
CHRISTIAN communities in China have been left horrified after the government started tearing down THOUSANDS of crucifixes in a crude bid to eradicate the faith in the country.
Walt F: “When I read stories like this, one question always comes to mind, WHY NOW? The answer could very well be the times we are in living in….last days. We know that Christian persecution will increase as we progress along God’s timeline.

I think supporting evidence lies in the rapid growth of Christianity in China. In another story I found on Slate the question was asked, “When Will China Become the World’s Largest Christian Country”.
NOTE: The Slate article is just one of many by various contributors asking that question.

Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Center of Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University makes this observation: Protestant Christianity has been the fastest growing religion in China. When the CCP took power in the mainland (excluding Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau) in 1949, there were no more than one million Protestant Christians. Following decades of suppression and eradication, the CCP admitted in an official document released in 1982 that there were about three million Protestant Christians. Since then, estimates have varied. The Party-State has insisted on some very low-end estimates, suggesting about 23 million Protestant Christians in 2010; others—including missionary organizations outside China but also a reported internal document of the CCP—have made higher estimates, suggesting as many as 100 to 130 million in 2010. The Pew Research Center’s Report of Global Christianity, after carefully comparing the various estimates and reasoning through survey findings, reports that there were about 58 million Protestant Christians and 9 million Catholics in China in 2010. I think this is a more prudent estimate that may be used to make projections of future growth.

So WHY NOW? Well it is time for a Bible verse. King Solomon made the observation that there is nothing new under the sun, what has been will be again. China has always suppressed religion in all forms, but God will not be denied…….. Christianity continues to grow, but just like Egypt and the Jews I believe China’s rulers are beginning to fear the Christians.

Exodus 1
8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

I think that is what we are seeing here, China’s leaders are fearing the growth of religious groups. Their answer historically has been to eradicate any evidence of Christianity. Little do they know that it will not be long till God helps them out by providing an Exodus of Christians en masse in the Rapture.
Maranatha “

I couldn’t agree more and my feeble two cents and response to that is this:

There is a real underground revival going on there and the persecution is picking up. The Chinese government is going crazy because nothing they do is stamping it down successfully.

Yes, it absolutely is because of the times we are in. I am convinced myself that this and the Middle East underground revival could very well be the final push on the “time of the Gentiles.”

I would also add Psalm 2 and especially verse 4 as the response to the idea of “eradicating” Christianity.

On that same note from last week:

http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/0,2506,L-4784989,00.html

Israel and China increase cooperation

A major Israel-China conference was held by the Israeli Foreign Ministry this week. Subjects discussed were increased inter-governmental cooperation, and mutual relaxing of visa restrictions.

No question this opens the window for a time for more aliyah from China to Israel.  I would not be surprised if some of the Christians get out this way as well to Israel.   Avi Lipkin may very well be right in a near term scenario:  If things get bad for the Jews in enough of these countries…and Christians… there is only one place they can go and it won’t be the United States.    I can see why his Judeo Christian political party has an excellent chance of success. I would say it’s a safe bet at least in the near future.

MIDDLE EAST:

SYRIA:

http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/15830/Iran-warns-Assad%E2%80%99s-ouster-is-a-red-line
Iran states that Assad ouster is a red line

Unlike what’s here in the West, my hunch is that this red line actually has some value behind it.

Meanwhile:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/syria-defies-russia-in-bid-to-keep-assad-1460332538

Syria Defies Russia in Bid to Keep Assad

Damascus, emboldened by battlefield victories, pushes a political plan even as allies prepare military offensive to retake Aleppo

Drama is as drama does.
In other words, whether they want to be or not, Russia is stuck and there to stay.  Call me crazy but the first phrase that came to my mind was “hook in the jaw.” 🙂

Methinks it would do Assad well to not bite the hand that’s fed him and kept him in power this long.  This drama has no signs of dying down regardless of chess moves with troops and military activity.

ISRAEL:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/saudis-pledge-to-honor-israel-peace-terms-for-islands-given-by-egypt/

Saudis pledge to honor Israel peace terms for islands given by Egypt

Jerusalem reportedly kept informed of new agreement transferring authority over Gulf of Aqaba’s Sanafir and Tiran from Cairo to Riyadh

Given these countries eventual roles in future prophetic wars against Israel anything like this should be duly noted from a strategic consideration.

BIG BROTHER:

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002859676
Fingerprints to be tested as currency in Japan.   

This is not as new as it may sound and it’s an inevitable process for the eventual “post smartphone” scenario that some analysts say is 5 years or less away. What comes after that? A chip?  We already see fingerprint usage common on smartphones and other devices so at some point it will be time get rid of the middleman as this “frog in the kettle” boiling process continues.

Stay tuned. It’s closer than you think if this is what’s being de-classified around the world. They could do it today if they wanted to.   The only reason they can’t is because The Restrainer is still in place.    See 2 Thessalonians 2:7.

HIGH STRANGENESS:

http://appalachianmagazine.com/2014/09/26/the-giants-of-appalachia/

Pay attention before it disappears along with all the rest of the material about giants that everyone used to know about back then but no one knows about or believe any more now.

PARTING THOUGHT:

2 Peter 3. We are living it now.