2-3-16: The View From the Wilderness

 

The Bunker has already been taken. :)

 

ISRAEL:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/chinese-leader-calls-for-palestinian-state-with-east-jerusalem-capital/

Jerusalem is really a Cup of Trembling for the entire world.  Honestly, why do the Chinese even give a flip about who has what capital and dividing Jerusalem and so forth?   On paper… why should they even care?  It’s just more proof that there is more than meets the eye going on here and it’s supernatural.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-said-worried-obama-may-go-against-israel-as-term-expires/

The Israelis certainly have room for valid concern in regards to Obama’s last year in office and how it’s going to affect them.  The long/short of it is:  Assuming we have elections and he leaves office and possibly moves on to the headship of the UN… wow….    he has nothing to lose so unfortunately I would say that yes, it’s a safe bet that 2016 is not going to be a “good news” year when it comes to USA and Israeli relations on this level.

http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/14953/Netanyahu-security-fence-to-be-built-on-all-of-Israel-s-borders

Bibi wants to build a fence on all of Israel’s borders?

^^ Not the “land of unwalled villages” of Ezekiel 38 yet. Far from it.   This is why many of us are sympathetic to a literal Psalm 83 war scenario.  This has to go away. This has to be resolved somehow.

 

SYRIA:

http://www.thetower.org/2925-strategic-expert-assad-backed-by-russia-iran-making-gains-due-to-us-betrayal-of-rebels/

This story is as good of an analysis as any I’ve seen in regards to the chaos in Syria.   I continue to keep my eyes on the Ezekiel 38 Axis of Russian, Iran, and Syria in context as I watch this unfold.

As usual, Gary Stearman from Prophecy Watchers does a masterful job in ten minutes of breaking all of this madness down for us in a Biblical and prophetic context.   It’s hard to imagine this dragging out for much longer let alone for decades or some figure like that. I just don’t see how that happens and I readily agree that Isaiah 17’s destruction of Damascus has been in slow motion progress this entire time and will ultimately lead to that 24 hour conclusion that results in the outright end of that city.   If you have seen any of that drone footage in the last few months then it doesn’t take some kind of expert to figure out that the city is mostly gone already. It will never return or be restored.

TURKEY:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-idUSKCN0VH0SH

https://www.rt.com/news/331278-turkey-military-invasion-syria/

Something is going to give here and soon. It has to. I don’t have to be in the basement of the DI at CIA to figure this out.

Since Turkey continues to be hypocrites with their troops in Northern Iraq, among other things, it is my continued position that one way or the other Turkey and NATO will ultimately part ways and NATO most certainly will not stick their necks out for Turkey. It isn’t worth it. They aren’t worth it.

How do we get from point A to B in terms of getting Turkey in the Ezekiel 38 coalition where they belong, regardless of views as to which role they will play? I think we are close to finding out.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/74930/archaeologists-unearth-more-lot-more-massive-underground-city

This is a neat archaeological find out in Turkey.   See? It’s all not all bad news! :)
MIDDLE EAST:

http://understandingwar.org/report/al-qaeda-and-isis-existential-threats-us-and-europe

Here is some analytical reading to consider.

ZIKA VIRUS:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/09/us/politics/obama-congress-funding-combat-zika-virus.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

Just my opinion but I just find some of the aspects and characteristics/timing of the Zika virus and the “convenient” turn around for a vaccine like this…suspect.

I wouldn’t be surprised at all to learn that the Zika virus had artificial origins to it like a lot of other things.  You can take that any way you want.

SUPERNATURAL:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/10/baltimore-psychologist-pioneers-team-using-psychedelics-as-sacred-medicine

“William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better”

Right, because it worked so well back in the 60s.  C’mon.

This is foolishness and playing with fire.    The shrinks try to play in a naturalistic context and more and more of them are trying to cheat with insanity like this.

The Bible calls this pharmakia and it’s all over New Testament warnings in the context of raging insanity, perilous times, and being handed over  to a depraved mind.  If these people have their way… let’s get real here…  how much mileage do you put on a society running like that?  Decades? Several generations?  I honestly don’t see it.     Mind you this is before we even get into the “drugs open you up to demons” problem which takes this to an entirely different level.

I sympathize more with Russ Dizdar’s Black Awakening concept and especially after running into one of those…things… this past year up close and personal but like so much of the rest of this I would suggest a ramping up birth pangs pattern with a certain gradualism that continues to increase in speed and frequency. Pick your category of choice and it’s the same pattern.  Just another case in point here.

 

CYBERWORLD:

 

Listen to this update.   It really is becoming more like the scenario depicted in the movie Minority Report with each passing day. Derek Gilbert has done several updates in just the last week alone that go to that.

 

POLITICS:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/cruz-touts-endorsement-from-evangelist-who-said-god-sent-hitler/

I normally wouldn’t go here and my focus isn’t on the candidate here but everyone needs to read this, see who it is, see what organization they are with, and if that isn’t toxic apostasy and heresy of THE highest order I don’t know what is.  Note the names of these groups and individuals.  Be ye aware.

I most certainly am in the camp that believes the Time of the Gentiles is near an end and frankly it needs to be because, broadly speaking, we are doing much more harm than good and especially in the West.

Please Lord… I know you are longsuffering and patient…but put an end to this.

PERSONAL:

We’re still “in the wilderness” in a number of ways and it’s very tough, relatively speaking.  Like I wrote before:  We certainly are not the Christians in the Middle East in a holocaust by a mile to be sure and please continue to join us in prayer for them. I wish we could do more.

First world problems here on our homefront to be sure… so many have so many bigger challenges to deal with but on a relative scale it’s still a challenge.  The heart is deceptive…. “feel” definitely doesn’t mean actual reality…  but it can be challenging.

It’s wearisome.   Fear, anxiety, depression…it yields the entire gambit when you feel (key word) like there are no prospects of any kind and you’re out an island figuratively speaking. That’s when you start fighting the “what ifs.”   It’s not good.  It’s a vicious cycle.  It’s fretting and vexxing which we shouldn’t be doing but that’s easier said than done.

Proverbs 13:12 talks about hope deferred and I’d have to say this is a serious challenge for us. I’m just being honest.      We know that spiritual and emotional attacks are a big part of this.

I know it’s a big “wilderness of mirrors” to use my favorite expression out of the clandestine world. A bunch of haze and garbage from the enemy. He comes to lie, steal, rob, and destroy and he’s trying to do it to us and everyone else.  He’s trying to take peace and joy from us right now and that’s been the game for at least the better part of the last couple of years and especially this last year or so.

I’m amazed how much of this I’m running in to amongst fellow Christians from a fairly wide variety of samples and I suspect that’s no accident.  Some of the scenarios and language may differ but ultimate I’m seeing and hearing the same things from them.     I guess the question ultimately comes down to: How bad is this going to get and how long is it all going to drag out and that’s where the faith challenges begin.

We really are getting a clinic on one day at a time and today has enough troubles of its own.  We’re still working on the whole “Do not worry/doesn’t add a day to your life”  concept!   Oh ye of little faith…  I know…    Shameful, really, but trying to be honest about it.   What I’m hoping for here is not to come out with a “whine, whine woe is me”  vibe but instead I’m willing to put this out there to send it out to likely a number of you reading this so we can at least send each other a message that says: Hey, we’re really not alone even though frankly it feels like  it and everything in this crumbling society absolutely goes to that.

We are blessed in a number of ways and we know it.  We have been trying to move forward on focusing on things to be thankful for of which there are plenty.

This really is a “one day at a time” game and it really is all any of us can handle.  God knows what He is doing even if…and when… we don’t.

Hang in there! :)

 

POST SCRIPT NEAR END OF DAY HOURS LATER:

I just finished watching Skywatch TV interviewing Josh and Christine Peck and I’ll tell you… that’s some  powerful testimonies there  and I think I feel about two inches tall for ever complaining about anything in my life at all.  That was just the kind of “reinforcement” we  needed to hear in this house.

1-22-2016: The Friday Hit and Run

I am continuing to pray for a wide variety of people being affected by the weather. Some folks are coming out more fortunate so far, which I’m glad to hear, but I am concerned about any areas that are or will be dealing with power outages in freezing or worse conditions.  Please take any and all necessary means to stay safe and warm.

 

ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST:
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/01/21/iran-we-welcome-war-with-the-united-states/1/

Some White House personnel even admitted yesterday that Iran was “probably” going to use all the money and everything to nuke up and power up.     No kidding?   Thanks to us just  like a lot of other things that have happened just since the Arab Spring.

When you are handed to a depraved mind, abject insanity and loss of basic common sense are symptoms and when you can’t even get better than that from so-called world leaders?   Romans 1.   When leaders can’t do better than this, it simply isn’t sustainable for very long.

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7282/libya-chaos   <-  This outlet continues to be exceptional.   North Africa is going to eventually be part of the Kings of the South as mentioned in Bible prophecy in places like Ezekiel 38 and so forth.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/206877#.VqJVAKtf3yY

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/21/israel-warms-to-sunni-powers-questions-us-palestinian-focus.html

Israel is looking for friends in all the wrong places.  They looking for another “Egypt” instead of looking to God but that, too, shall change.

 

Did the USA essentially pay a ransom to Iran?

Sure it did.   Any doubt really?

I am glad those people are free but it came an unbelievably high cost that will come back to bite all of us in the rear and likely be a nice assist towards fulfilling several major Bible prophecies in regards to certain wars and other Middle East happenings.  All of Israel’s enemies are arming up to the teeth. Guess who you can thank for helping to cultivate those conditions in some form or another?

Does America have a role in Bible prophecy?  Sure it does. At least as a major assist. Case in point.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/206880#.VqJWS6tf3yY    Turkish border on the bring of being a war zone with Russia right in the middle of it. Notice how they are everywhere now?

See also: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/21/politics/russia-syria-air-base/

This is a flashpoint in the makings. Putin is still very unhappy with Erdogan and for now Turkey is still on the “wrong side” as it pertains to eventually being in the Ezekiel 38 coalition regardless of your view of how important they are in that.  How do they part ways from NATO?  It’s going to happen soon.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they booted out. There is no way NATO is going to go out on a limb for Turkey and especially when they have hypocritically violated several concepts with their troops in Iraq.

Some people are concerned about the USA and Russia going to war over Turkey via something like this.  No way in my opinion. I can’t see it. It’s absolutely not even remotely worth it for the USA or NATO. Turkey has never really been a logical fit anyways.

http://news.yahoo.com/israel-confirms-plans-seize-west-bank-land-101044942.html
Israel  confirms plans to seize West Bank land

It’s really Judea and Samaria but I digress.
The shrill and hypocritical rhetoric directed against Israel here from all the usual suspects continues to be laughable at best if it weren’t so serious.

UFOs:
http://news.yahoo.com/fighter-jets-are-seen-chasing-a-ufo-but-they-083542633.html

High strangeness?   What did these fighter jets go after here?
WORKS OF THE ENEMY:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3408500/It-super-primal-sexual-experience-Group-women-make-extraordinary-claim-hybrid-children-fathered-ALIENS-live-giant-spaceships-say-best-sex-ever.html

Clearly an overt demonic issue here at minimum. .   Even we weed out tons of frauds and crazies there are still troubling common themes and denominators coming up.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/monster-hunt-review-chinese-action-in-an-american-void-1453413563
What kind of deviant minds wake up in the morning and come up with something like this?   What kind of deviant minds would want to watch this and consider it entertainment?   Like so many other things we see and hear: Why even go there?

Here’s a hint: See the previous link in this section.

We keep running into these same messages, concepts, themes and if I didn’t know any better I would wonder if we were all being conditioned for something because surely Jesus didn’t mean what He said that it would be  like the day of both Noah and Lot before His Second Coming without any caveats or exceptions to said comments whatsoever.

AWESOME  RESOURCE:

A Scientific World Society: 5 Jaw Dropping Quotes from Bertrand Russell

My good friend Carl Teichrib’s work is not to be missed.  Bookmark this site and follow him on varying social media outlets.  :)

1-21-2016: Snowmageddon Edition

I am in an area not being affected by the present bad weather in the country but I am certainly mindful and praying for everyone that is or will be. Stay safe and warm, all.

 

 CASHLESS SOCIETY:

Canada is well on its way just like everyone else.  Parts of Europe already are.    Keep an eye on these sorts of developments as we see the inevitable march towards the “North American Union” concept of equivalent thereof.

 

MIDDLE EAST/RUSSIA:

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/21/when-russias-money-runs-out-the-real-trouble-starts.html

When Russia’s money runs out, the ‘real trouble starts’

Yes it does.  Many Bible scholars have long been convinced that, among other things, economic needs and more would be an element to this “hook in the jaw” that would  ultimately drag Russia downwards towards the Middle East and ultimately Israel in a hostile invasion. Outsiders are even quoted in that chapter asking “Have you come to take booty?”  which means anything of value and riches.

Russia is large in the Middle East now. We see them everywhere and they are already openly arming and beefing up their two biggest friends, Iran and Syria, as well their proxies like Hezbollah.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4755776,00.html

It’s my opinion but I truly believe at least one major Biblical prophetic event will occur before this decade is out. I’m increasingly liking the odds that I have above 50/50 on possibly as soon as this year.  I’d love for that to be the Rapture, of course, but there’s no way to know and we have to live one day at a time and “occupy until He comes.”

PERSONAL REFLECTION:
I had recently posted a prayer request on my Facebook page for myself and my family about being “in the wilderness” which is an allusion to times in the Bible where God has people set aside in a time of seeing quiet where the five senses really don’t do you any good. It seems “dark”  “silent” and there’s nothing to go by.  An example of this would be Moses being in the wilderness for 40 years, as an extreme example.  We, like a growing number of others, are having increasing difficulty dealing with New World Order fallout that isn’t our fault. Lack of fellowship. Lack of personal and professional prospects.  The devil using these to whisper in our ears with everything from the  “what if” bugaboos to “would have/could have/should have” and so forth.  Everyone deals with this.

It is a time where society as a whole is breaking down as we get ready for the final page turn which can’t happen fast enough. We have Christians being slaughtered in the Middle East right now. They don’t need an Antichrist. It’s the Tribulation right now for them essentially which is why I take increasing umbrage with things like Rapture arguments and so forth.  Then I get annoyed with myself with all my first world problems.

What’s worse?  “I’m lacking fellowship and outlets and certain other prospects”  or “Gee, I may get my head cut off today while I hide underground?”    Really.     Yes, that’s me self chastising.

So that’s a brief snapshot of where we are at and where I suspect many of you are at as well.  Cling to the Lord. The wilderness is ultimately about getting down to the basics and finally putting the Lord first and being “at the ends of ourselves.”  I hope that’s what happening for us.  A lot of people have far worse problems but we would and do appreciate prayer support on this.

ISRAEL:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/01/israel-ambassador-shapiro-netanyahu-two-state-solution.html#

Is the US giving up on Israel?   

The pretenses are ever shrinking.   I’m sorry but the Bible says that Jerusalem will be a cup of trembling for all and the entire world will be against her. No exceptions. No big buddies.    As an American Christian I hate this but I know what it ultimately is leading to.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all that it entails.

ANTISEMITISM AND THE RE-GATHERING:

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/German-Jewish-leaders-We-are-no-longer-safe-here-442078#article=6023RERENERFODVCNTcxRDExRTI4MDZFRUQwMTU3QkUzRUU=

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/01/jews_in_france_face_a_dilemma.html

 

Germany, France…we’re seeing more of these stories all over Europe (and other parts of the world.)  For varying reasons including terrorism and backlash thereof we again see the Jews caught in the middle of it and somehow it all ends up going against them.  On an increasing basis they are expressing serious concerns for their safety in parts of Europe and as consequence more of them are heading out towards Israel.  Whether they know it or not, this is in continuation of Biblical prophecy where they are being gathered presently in a state of unbelief and ultimately this will be changed.  (Ezekiel 36-39)

A number of factors increasing Jewish aliyah to Israel are significant and need to be watched.  I hope I’m not here for this but there is going to be a point in the future where we will see this happen here in the USA as well for both Jews and Christians.

 

ONE WORLD RELIGION:

The Pope.

https://www.trunews.com/pope-francis-calls-for-one-world-religion/

http://christiannews.net/2016/01/09/pope-calls-for-collaboration-with-worlds-religions-those-who-meet-god-in-different-ways/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/13/pope-francis-google-alphabet-eric-schmidt-vatican-meeting-us-tech-ceo    <-  Why is the Pope with his unique science background meeting the CEO of Big Brother…um, I sorry…Google?  This is just begging for it, isn’t it?

http://www.jpost.com/Christian-News/Pope-visits-Rome-synagogue-calls-on-Christians-to-reject-anti-Semitism-441820    Denying the gospel to any group of people is the worst form of hate you can do.

I’ll admit it: We’re not supposed to do this but I’m awfully tempted to declare him the False Prophet and call it a day and take my licks as a kook.   Let me put it this way. If  he isn’t putting on a real  nice audition and prototype setup for the role I don’t know who is.

This is just one of many people out there saying the same things and that’s the biggest takeaway on this but he certainly a major “change agent” at minimum and being a Jesuit out in the open has its own connotations.  Have to watch him.

So no one takes this the wrong way: I can find plenty of this outside of the RCC as well.   I’m just waiting for them to officially declare the end of the Reformation and be done with it.  I won’t be surprised at all on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation next year to see a certain bunch of big names bend their knees and kiss the ring of the pope and finish it. I could name those people for fun but I’ll leave it be for now.

“Quote: Some observers also think the pope may address the question of homosexuality and language, in particular the supposed need to put less emphasis on the sinfulness of the sexual behavior and more on the notion of non-discrimination and the acceptance of persons with homosexual inclinations….Even though several cardinals have said openly that such changes are not possible within the Church and would run counter to the faith, Pope Francis has knowingly left the discussion open on these matters – so much so that Catholics, even those closely following the situation, do not know which way the exhortation will decide on them or if it will leave them intentionally ambiguous.”

Jesuit two-step.    I guarantee  you he’s going to “evolve on his views” soon just like we’ve seen plenty of from far too many so called evangelicals. See? This isn’t bash the big bad RCC time.

This is the major wheat/tare issue right now along with Antisemitism. Watch this closely.

Odds and ends:

Planet X – The 9th Planet!!! Is it possible all of this is true? Watchers 9!

There may be some validity to this Planet X concept after all if this is anything to go by.   I say this as a heavy skeptic of the concept.  It’s pretty hard to beat a Cal Tech breakdown and I appreciated LA’s commentary. :)

 

 

1-11-16 Carpathia Rising?

That deliberately sensationalistic title is a tongue in cheek…mostly…reference for the following story.  I couldn’t resist. :)

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Report-Netanyahu-to-lead-effort-in-thwarting-Obama-bid-for-UN-chief-440873#article=6017OUQ0OUM3QzdFNEU1QkFFQjI1MkZERjg1NTQ5NDE2NUU

Obama considering run to be the next leader of the UN.

Sure.  Why not?  He’s that arrogant and delusional despite his wretched track record.

Y’all didn’t really think he was going away did you?

For the record I wholeheartedly endorse any and all efforts and opposition against this ghastly and absurd concept although honestly? He’s a perfect fit for that worthless institution and vice versa. He’s finished this country off so why not? (A process that started long before he showed up to be fair. )

He came out of nowhere as a junior senator without a thing to his name and a joke of a resume with a very murky background to say the least.  Despite that, he was handed a Nobel Prize for doing nothing except showing up, became POTUS and got re-elected to boot… all points that can’t be overstated… all that’s going to just suddenly fade off into the sunset in a year or so?  It’s hard to see it.

They have invested too much into him.  A cryptic statement that I leave for you all to ponder and research on your own.  Don’t underestimate him or what’s behind him.

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/264542-liberal-billionaire-soros-regrets-backing-obama

I will say that this Soros disclosure in regards to regretting supporting Obama is potentially revealing if it isn’t a misdirection.  It sends me a cold water signal that Obama’s arrogance and delusions of grandeur may be hitting a brick wall. Soros had a huge hand in creating the product known as Obama.

Hype and theories notwithstanding, Obama has been major change agent and major ground softener at minimum.  So is the current Pope.

In the case of Obama, no one can deny the huge impact he’s had and the trail of destruction, chaos, and sheer stupidity left in his wake.  Incompetence is not a sufficient answer to account for all of it. The Pope is making his waves but I don’t think we have seen him “peak” yet like we likely have Obama barring something insane of course.

It’s amazing how similar these two sound to each other in a lot of ways and especially on obvious globalist canards like climate change, universalist religion concepts, and redistribution of wealth.

These two are the latest in a line of nice looking prototypes in a number of ways for antichrist and false prophet roles and they merit heavy scrutiny and running anything they say and do against a Bible, 1 John 4 style.
RFID…marching towards the eventual  Mark of the Beast:

http://www.slashgear.com/mc10-biostamp-connects-to-your-body-shares-data-06421694/

Biostamps.  Bio this…bio that…  safe and convenient right?

Closer and closer we inch in the declassified mainstream towards these RFID tags on everyone for just about everything. After this comes the chips. Where else can they go with this?

What’s still classified? 10-40 years ahead of the streets by the most conservative estimates? What do you think?

 

http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/14545/Pakistan-threatens-to-wipe-Iran-off-the-map-if-Saudi-harmed

Pakistan’s contribution to world peace was issued yesterday in which they offered to wipe Iran off the map if Iran did anything towards Saudi Arabia. Pakistan has nukes.  Thanks, guys. Very helpful.   Sunni vs Shiite is how you draw the lines on this.

Listen to Derek Gilbert, my favorite newscaster, break it down for you far better than I can.

 

 

http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/14557/Iran-in-first-move-to-de-escalate-row-with-Saudi-Arabia

I have no idea if this means anything but Iran appears to be attempting to throw some kind of cold water on this mess. Given the previous story about Pakistan I couldn’t help but chuckle at this: “This was Tehran’s first response to Pakistan’s effort to mediate the crisis with Riyadh. But tensions remain high.”

 

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Hezbollah-commanders-say-Russia-directly-arming-them-with-long-range-missiles-441124

Russia arming Hezbollah with long range missiles.

If the Psalm 83 as a war scenario comes to pass, this is another step in that direction.  The idea being that the inner ring of countries surrounding Israel including all the proxies, the middle men… groups like Hezbollah, the PLO, the Palestinians. etc…..they take their shots at Israel first and they lose setting up the eventual “I guess we’ll have to take care of this ourselves” from the big boys.

The end result, among other things, is that Israel becomes the “land of unwalled villages” in Ezekiel 38 which she most certainly is not right now.

With all due respect to some others out there… I have no idea in the world how anyone gets a context of a different subject or nation than Israel in Ezekiel 38 when it’s clear the focus of the narrative never changes for several chapters but I digress…

Whose proxies are Hamas, Hezbollah, PLO, etc.? Iran and Syria. They always have been. Who’s their new big buddy that’s large, in charge, and not going away? Russia.  Who is in Ezekiel 38? All of them for starters.

Where is Turkey?  My bet is parting ways with NATO soon and possibly being booted out.

Ezekiel 38 is when the middle men and the proxies are gone and the mainstays finally decide to go for it themselves and they lose thanks to direct intervention by God.   A Psalm 83 war scenario prior to this makes a lot of sense to me and if it’s correct then it wouldn’t take much to set it off.  I

Can I be dogmatic about it or any of the rest of this? No, but I think there are some pretty solid and compelling arguments for them that others have done far better than I ever could on it.

It sure seems like a ton of stage setting and window dressing for those events is staring us in the face right now.

Interesting times? Business as usual?    It’s something new every day.

Have a nice day?  :)

Just keep to the Lord who is sitting on the thrown, Psalm 2 style, firmly in control and never surprised.

1-4-16: The New Year Overload Edition

MIDDLE EAST:

RUSSIA:

http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-syria-alawistan-assadland-2016-1

Every plan Russia has involving Syria in the Middle East has one guaranteed common denominator that you can take all the way to the bank: Them.  As in: Them being large and in charge and not going away.

http://security-intelligence.org/2016/01/4233/

A typical day in Russia in any time period. Government and military leaders die “without explanation” all the time, right?  What did he know?

 

IRAN VS SAUDI ARABIA

It’s all over the news in between Bill Cosby, Jenner, Khardashian,  and wall to wall bread- and- circuses. Even the MSM is getting to a point where they can’t ignore this any longer.

The Sunni-Shiite conflict boils down to these two lead proponents. Everything else has been proxy between them in other ME countries.  This is getting very frigid and hostile very quickly and world markets are understandably reacting to it.

It’s amazing to see even China have a 7 percent drop in their markets, be forced to hit the emergency freeze button trading…something we all are unfortunately familiar with… and all because of “weak manufactering data and rising Middle East tensions.”

I’m betting it’s more the latter than the former’s fault.
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/04/us-markets.html

Ugly day on the markets with the USA having the worst stock market opening in 80+ years.  That’s a great way to start off the New Year, isn’t it?

Global economic indicators also give away that this Iran-Saudi issue is a big deal and everyone knows it.

You better believe it.     The last thing I think anyone wants to see is an “Arab Spring” like phenomenon take place here with these big players. All bets are off it that happens.  I am praying this does not happen.

It won’t take much for this to get to a place where we all start feeling it whether we have a clue in the world of what’s going on or not.  See that $2 or less a gallon gas? Hold on to that memory if this continues to escalate.

Khameni’s incendiary and apocalyptic rhetoric against the Saudis is that but it still can’t be ignored because of the strong religious overtones coming from both sides of this.  This isn’t just about economics and politics and too many in the West will never get that.

From my armchair I have to wonder just how it is this Sunni vs Shiite conflict either gets resolved or at least settled out.  Or does it even have to?

I’m still not convinced that it has to be finished when I see stories like these:

http://www.debka.com/article/25132/Iran-Saudi-crisis-spurs-Hizballah-strike-on-Israel

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4748430,00.html

It’s funny how this works isn’t it? Iran and the Saudis have issues and somehow it’s an excuse to attack Israel who has nothing to do with any of this.  You figure it out.

They see an opportunity and they take it. The Sunni vs Shiites differences can disappear in a flash if there is some reasons the Jews ping loud on their radar. That’s always been the case.

ISRAEL: Prophecy before our eyes?

What I’m about to show you? I think so, yes.

More lost Jews coming out of the woodwork from places some of us  have never heard of, coming back to Israel:

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Fundamentally-Freund-Bring-back-the-lost-Jews-438770

This is happening and it’s been happening. This is just the latest in a seemingly endless series of examples.

““And this exiled host of the children of Israel who are (with) the Canaanites as far as Zarepath and the exile of Jerusalem which is in Sepharad shall inherit the cities of the south. And saviors shall ascend Mt Zion to judge the mountain of Esau, and the Lord shall have the kingdom.”(Obadiah 1:20-21)

I would submit to you this is in process of being fulfilled right before our eyes. Apparently Zarepath and Sephard and Negev are supposed to refer to the areas these particular Jews are coming from. Worth noting and researching further.

USA:

Obama and gun control.

All over the news. Never let a crisis go to waste…real or manufactured doesn’t matter…and Pharoah is going to do whatever he wants as usual and we’ll get some bellyaching rhetoric from the manufactured fake opposition and that’s it.   The agenda moves forward and that’s that.  Look at voting records and get past speeches and rhetoric.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran/After-cutting-Iran-ties-Saudis-dont-care-if-they-anger-White-House-439316

Pharoah is losing his luster.  The Saudis are angry enough they don’t care if they offend the White House. Considering Obama has practically been a plant for them depending on whose theories you believe… I find this remarkable.

Over the weekend there were stories going around where George Soros of all people publically expresed regret for supporting Obama. Considering Obama is practically a product he helped create in the first place I just have to wonder what this all means.

See it for yourself: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/01/george-soros-regrets-backing-obama.php

My own guess: Assuming it’s even legit, it means the experiment is finished with mixed results with most goals accomplished and the next time we see this sort of thing where you get a guy that comes up out nowhere and becomes a rock star for nothing it’s going to be the real thing. This was the dry run.

Astute commentary I saw on Facebook:

Caroline Glick
1-4-16

Now Bahrain has joined Saudi Arabia in cutting off diplomatic relations with Iran. Jordan is probably next.
It only took Obama’s deal with the mullahs six months to push the Islamic world to the brink of war and threaten the survival of the Saudi regime – the US’s strongest ally in the Persian Gulf.
Quite an accomplishment. Good thing Ben Rhodes said that implementing the nuclear deal with Iran is one of the key goals of Obama’s last year in office. We have so much more to look forward to in the coming year…

 

It’s a disaster and it makes me believe the stories about an increasing number of elites having buyer’s remorse way too late and after the fact in regards to Obama are legitimate.

As I write this it’s like dominoes falling as Saudi friendly countries are shutting down relations with Iran and I won’t even try to keep up with it all here for today. Watch closely on a VERY fluid story.

 

1http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/04/armed-protesters-at-national-wildlife-refuge-say-government-force-would-risk-lives.html?intcmp=hpbt1

Civil Unrest.   

Sincerely praying cooler heads prevail and this ends peaceably and well for all concerned. No other alternatives go well or end well.

EXPOSING EVIL:

This documentary needs to see the light of day. Please pray for this project and prayerfully consider supporting it as the Lord leads.

Parting thoughts:  The world and various developments clearly didn’t get the memo about taking time off for the holidays. If anything it was the exact opposite.  In the time it’s been since I last posted here we have already seen more fluidity and things move forward even during a time period where people’s guards usually go down and things get a little more relaxed traditionally.

I continue to pray for all the people who were affected by ghastly weather across the USA starting on Christmas of all days and that led to nearly 50 people dead as a result.  Other parts of the world have also seen weather that everyone has used words like “unprecedented” “freakish” and other language like that.

There are a number of things that could go to all of this but overall if I look at this big picture and I don’t see “strange weather patterns” and see a birth pangs like pattern of increasing speed and frequency on ALL of the above and then some then  I don’t know what to tell you because this isn’t business as usual.   I don’t see how it can be.  Not all of these things at once.  That’s the key.

I may as well post this now and give up because things keep happening every time I turn around it seems.  That, too, says a lot.  Watching and praying…

Mark 13, Matthew 24, Luke 21 and a culture and society of Romans 1 and 2 Timothy 3.  If we aren’t right there or on the edge of all of that then it beats me.

12-19: The Weekend round up

EDIT ADD UPDATE:

 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-has-withdrawn-most-of-its-revolutionary-guards-from-syria/

Israel: Iran has withdrawn most of its Revolutionary Guards from Syria

Read the entire article for why that is. This is something to be watched closely.

 

RUSSIA:

http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/14152/Russia-to-supply-T-90-tanks-to-Iran

Russia is not going away and continues to expand her presence and influence on at least two countries that, along with her, will eventually be part of the Ezekiel 38 coalition regardless of who is in what role.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran/Iran-to-export-enriched-uranium-to-Russia-in-coming-days-437794?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Iran is going to export enriched uranium to Russia in the very near future.   It’s obvious things are extremely cozy between these two and I don’t expect that trend to change any time soon.  These two are certainly ready for Ezekiel 38 whenever that happens.

TURKEY:

https://www.rt.com/news/326372-erdogan-erdem-chp-syria-sarin/

Erdogan calls MP ‘traitor’ for telling RT that ISIS got chemical weapons via Turkey

Is Erdogan angry because this is a lie or because it’s true?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/12/18/russia-says-chinese-british-experts-to-examine-black-box-downed-russian.html

This is more compelling, upfront, and to the point for Russia to make a case against Turkey and specifically the Erdogan government to say nothing about if that first link is true as well.

President Vladimir Putin again denounced Turkey’s action during his annual news conference, saying that it is now “practically impossible” to repair ties under the current Turkish leadership.

My friend Alf Cengia from The Omega Letter said: “Erdogan has been playing the harlot. His time may well be running out.”   

I don’t have any doubt.

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7069/turkey-israel-relations

Turkey even reaching out to Israel is a perfect case in point of exactly that. Hypocritical and desperate.

 

SYRIA:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un-idUSKBN0U10J020151219

U.N. endorses Syria peace plan in rare show of unity among big powers

We will see what that’s actually worth if anything but I would posit here that we all should get used to this kind of concept becoming “less rare” as time marches on .

The Associated Press Verified account ‏@AP
BREAKING: EU leaders vow ‘uncompromising fight against terrorism,’ call for wide-ranging countermeasures.
Whatever that means from 12-18-15.

I do continue to track this “terrorism as a catalyst for the New World Order” trend which I still think it is. I understand that there are a lot of complicated layers and variables to this but overall I think this trend is unmistakable.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/2015/12/18/kissinger-dont-contain-isis-destroy-them/?intcmp=bigtopmarketfeaturesside

High up elites like Kissinger are basically confirming that. The international talking points are always there.   Hegelian dialectic is always in play as well. Have a certain crisis that’s at least partly manufactured and then have a solution for said crisis ready.

It’s a delicate balancing act between vigilance and kneejerking whether it’s Los Angeles shutting down the public schools in the wake of debatable valid threat a week after the awful San Bernadino situation… I don’t blame them… or  someone who works in a large city near where I live taking note a young, athletic man in a fairly heavy winter garb on a balmy 60 degree day taking pictures of buildings in a conspicuous fashion. We shouldn’t give in to fear and hysteria which is something that’s all too easily promulgated in the media and on the Internet but trust your instincts. If you see something that stands out to you like a sore thumb then by all means notify someone.

UFOs:

Leslie Kean ‏@lesliekean 7m7 minutes ago
CNN did an embarrassing bit on “UFO hunters”. What an insult. http://fb.me/4KExUbxwB

Re: http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com/15425/on-cnns-cosmic-unconsciousness/

That’s from LK’s Twitter feed on 12-17-15.

Why did CNN even bother, like I don’t know?    Aren’t we far enough along now to at least discuss the subject seriously or do we still have to swim through this DELIBERATE propoganda and nonsense trying to devalue and dismiss this subject?

 

DAYS OF NOAH:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3365140/How-children-future-32-parents-DNA-cocktail-way-experts-warn.html

Anyone up for 32 parents for one child?   Me, either.

Why would any remotely sane person find the idea of a child whipped up in a petrie dish with dozens of “parents” appealing in any way, shape, or form? Who wants this? Why?  At least there is some words of warning in this but once again we get the idea that “it’s already here and we can’t stop this freight train even if some of us wanted to.”

 

This is truly deviance that I can’t wrap my brain around and I can only pray the Lord intervenes as soon as possible before this evil comes to pass. No more!

CULTURE:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/magazine/mind/2016/01-01/?WT.mc_id=SA_MND_20151217_BUY_PPV

The January/February 2016 issue of Scientific American has a cover story and spread about transgender children and how best to help them thrive.

This isn’t about treating people badly…this should never happen…but the fact that somehow we have turned around and warp speed this is a mainstream  issue even though way less than 10 percent of the population holds to this persuasion.
How about stop deliberately corrupting them early on with these kinds of ideas and just let kids be kid for starters? Just a thought.  It used to be you were a tom boy and then you grew up.  Or if you were like me you messed around with your toys and your sister’s toys for a few years and that was it. Now all of a sudden you do that and it’s a gender identity crisis or worse!   This deliberate targeting and corruption of youth whether it was the legalistic cult my family and I found ourselves in for a few months or the likes of something like this is SATANIC to the core and all part and parcel of breaking down the basic fundamentals and foundations of society.

People LEARN to be this way and especially young and impressionable children. You don’t have to be a shrink to know this. I wish at 4 years old I had been exposed to a lot more useful information like several languages and so forth because now it’s too late.  This is why kids can run circles around a lot of us when it comes to all the new tech gadgets.   The younger they are the better they learn and the more susceptible they are which is why cults constantly target them like the so-called church we had visited earlier this year.  It’s a red flag when you are shown and told about  kids being deliberately targeted for the supposed proselytizing racket.  I’m letting the cat out of the bag a little bit at a time.

Therein lies another sidebar rant: You’ve lost the battle if you give your kid a cellphone or any other device that gives them unchecked access to the Internet but I digress.

This is where we are at already as a society. This is above boards, mainstream, and in our faces and it isn’t going away.  It’s amazing to me how much has changed across the boards in just a relative handful of years.  Rounding up numbers generously, 10 percent or less of the population in any given country is homosexual or some variant thereof and the numbers for “trans” types is even lower than that and yet in the last handful of years the fervor and wall to wall propaganda and hoopla would make most people think it was 90 percent of the population.  Rhetorically: I wonder why that is?

The answer is: Because Satan knows he is running out of time and he is going to go against God and His creation any way he can including attacking  the “made in the image of God.”  We have seen that telegraphed as far back as Genesis 3:15 and the first larger than life attempt in Genesis 6 and the “wreck the image of God” motifs have never gone away whether it’s break down the family, break down the sexual roles and barriers, break down the basic gender identities where no one knows what a male and a female is to the point we are going to have meterosexuals and genderless bathrooms. People can lie to themselves and pretend all day long in a spirit of delusion but  most people on the Earth still know what a man and a woman are despite all of this.

Past this kind of issue of course we get into more unsettling and darker subject matter when we discuss “corrputing the image of God” but that is not the focus of today’s piece.

Incidentally, I can’t help but note the Aryan features of the child in that picture but I have no idea if that means anything or not. Considering the spirit of what’s in charge I wouldn’t be surprised if there was something behind it all.  Oh who am I kidding?  Ephesians 6 and especially verse 12 tells me and tells all of us exactly who and what is behind ALL of this.

STAR WARS:

A fun movie…but that’s ALL it is…a movie.  I leave it to you all to ponder the insane amount of near religious hype and mania that’s surrounding this right now and what that is a symptom of.

12-11-15 Friday Overload

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/putin-has-threatened-to-use-nuclear-weapons-against-isis-but-hopes-they-will-never-be-needed-a6766196.html

Putin puts nuclear option on the table in regard to ISIS.

Wow.  I won’t read into it too much but this is a very serious suggestion and I don’t doubt if Putin had a situation where he felt it was warranted he would do it.

Two weeks ago there was this piece: http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/11/russia-vs-turkey-nuclear-war-likely/

Flashy headlines notwithstanding it shows what the growing concerns are out there and there is an outline of a potential pattern here.

It’s worth noting that the types of cruise missiles Russia is firing from their submarine right now in the Mediterranean are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

This isn’t going away.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/10/middleeast/isis-what-arab-states-are-doing/index.html

A surprisingly, for me, hefty and prescient analysis from CNN of all places that asks “Why aren’t Arab states doing more against ISIS?”

I have some very politically incorrect theories of my own about that for at least some of them but this does to another issue that’s largely been forgotten and shouldn’t be.  Yemen. Don’t forget about it.

http://www.debka.com/article/25078/Saudi-and-Egyptian-marines-capture-Iran-held-island-at-Red-Sea-chokepoint

Here is a brand new development that just broke as I writing this in regards to the Yemen civil war and the clear proxy war situation that’s been taking place there.  Yemen is yet another potential flash point in this mess.

JEWISH MESSIANIC EXPECTATIONS:
http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/55777/turkeysyria-conflict-unfolding-prominent-rabbis-hint-messiah-around-corner-jewish-world/

It continues to get my attention that these Messianic expectations on the clear uprise in certain Jewish quarters.  Unfortunately some of them at least are going to be setting themselves up for the false one who we, the Christians, know will be the Antichrist.  Any way you shake this the ramifications prophetically here are obvious.

POLITICS:

This high-ranking Admiral accuses Obama of treason.  He’s right although Obama has been guilty of it many times over.  What people don’t want to get in to is that there has been plenty of treason against the Constitution from plenty of people with both Rs and Ds that well predate Obama.  That’s a huge tip of an iceberg discussion that can go down any number of rabbit trails but yes, I’m one of those New World Order kooks and all I have to say is: Get past rhetoric and look at actual voting records.  Past this? Associations matter. Do your own research.

Anyone who was and is in favor of an unconstitutional nightmare concept like Homeland Security and nationalizing banks and so forth can’t get on a high horse accusing anyone else of being unconstitutional and needs to go away.

These next sound bytes have been making their rounds  like wildfire all over the Internet and I will warn you about vulgar language in the following links.  I can’t condone the choice of words but I absolutely agree with the sentiments and what’s behind them:

http://www.conservativeoutfitters.com/blogs/news/79271361-fox-suspends-lt-col-ralph-peters-for-calling-obama-total-p-ssy

Our public discourse has gone down the tubes on all sides.   I sympathize with the frustration and anger behind these kinds of outbursts  and share a lot of it to be honest with you but when you are in the public arena you have to do better than this.

These two commentators were suspended by Fox News not for what they said per se… or were they?…but because of the foul language which I could get off on a high horse about double standards and graphic war footage that gets shown all the time but I’ll spare you.

Despite the language I agree 100 percent with what they said or more accurately the sentiments and frustration behind what they said.  The incompetence accusation has merit but it doesn’t cover the gambit and for now I’ll leave it to you all to ponder that and do your own research. Today’s key word is: Self sabotage.    It gets old seeing basic logic and common sense constantly abandoned.

To be fair:  As easy as it it is to do blaming everything on Obama like he’s a stuffed pinata it oversimplifies the issues facing the country and how we got here and it also continues to over amplify the power and effect that should be coming out of the Oval Orifice (paying attention?)    The executive branch has gotten much more powerful over time than it was supposed to be and that, too, predates Obama.

The other problem in that same vein is to watch the SCOTUS violate its purview and act like the legislative branch like it has on an increasing basis and most recently and conspicuously with the homosexual issue.    The government itself is guilty of lawlessness by definition when you fail to equally use and enforce the plenty of good and existing laws we have on the books for all kinds of hot button issues we see in the news today.    Selectively deciding to not enforce certain laws for whatever reason is lawlessness and also treason but that’s honestly nothing new, either. It’s just a lot more blatant now.

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/4-insane-reasons-why-liberals-admire-and-romanticize-islam/

This was an excellent column by Matt Walsh that makes four arguments in regards to  “4 Insane Reasons Why Liberals Admire and Romanticize Islam”? 
It’s ironic because radial Islam would have no problems cutting them down, either.  This Liberal-Muslim collusion is the most dangerous and illogical form of “useful idiot” on the part of much of the Left that I’ve seen yet and that’s saying something.

It’s real root is Satanic, of course, and I won’t ruin the article for you but number 4 is far and away the key to the entire thing.

On that same note:

ATHEISTS UNHINGED:

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/politics/2015/12/08/atheist-billboard-urges-drivers-to-skip-church-on-christmas/77019652/

Why do atheists give a rip what anyone else believes or does in their own private time? Answer: Because atheism itself is a religion and this is more proof of it right here. Why do these people care if people go to church or not on Christmas or any other time for that matter?

We don’t see this kind of blowback against people that believe in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny but somehow all these “rational”  “high minded” “open minded intellectuals” from Dawkins on down froth at the mouth and become unhinged in a sea of illogic and paying money to put up billboards telling people to skip church on Christmas is just the latest in a never-ending line of examples of that.

They continue to testify against themselves.  The fool says in his heart there is no God but here’s the real truth of it:  A lot of them DO believe in God… and they HATE him. That’s the truth. Nothing logical and rational about it. Who goes out of their way to spend the time and money for ads and other varying forms of propaganda against something or someone who supposedly doesn’t exist?  That’s insane at best. It makes no sense.   It’s a hostile witness so keep on hatin’ atheists.

Why don’t you all take a time out and put up some anti Mohammed billboards, too, while you’re at it?  Speaks for itself.  Among other things you all don’t have the guts.

HI-TECH:

http://www.businessinsider.com/googles-d-wave-2x-quantum-computer-2015-12

Someone at Google may have let the cat out of the bag when they weren’t supposed to.  I have no doubts that “behind the curtains” the tech is way ahead of the streets like what this Google rep indicates here.  Somewhere around 40 years ahead of the streets is the median average leaning conservatively depending on who you talk to and what you see and hear.  Even ultra conservative goes to at least 20 years which I think is “big enough” don’t you?

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/09/people-think-the-smartphone-will-be-dead-in-5-years-ericsson.html

I have seen a lot of articles like this in the past week about how expectations are the smartphone will obsolete within five years. These target dates keep shrinking but I have no doubts like QR Codes, 3D Printing, and so many other things that suddenly came up seemingly out of nowhere, hits the streets, and voila! Became mainstream that this prediction will end up being correct.   I take note how transhumanist target dates have also been shrinking downwards.

My own personal expectation here is that the chip is the only way to go next after this and especially playing hard on the safety, security, and convenience talking points which we already have seen plenty of.  Where else do you go after the smartphone? Really?   This generation  especially starting with the me-llenials especially wants to be connected 24/7 all the time with everyone and everything no matter what so they will take that chip at the drop of  a hat. They don’t even care about getting a driver’s license. As long as they can twat on the Internet, Google will even give them a self driving car.  What a brave new world we are headed for. I hope I’m not here to see all of that come to fruition. That’s not being a fatalist although I admit I do have a bit of a streak of it. I just honestly don’t care to be a part of that kind of society. No thanks.

So what comes after a smartphone?  I’ll take a blind shot at this: Read Revelation 13. Just a thought.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

https://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/the-coming-great-deception-7/

Yet another loaded blog from LA Marzulli that covers the gambit across several subjects.

 CHECK OUT PETRA!

https://www.google.com/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/petra/

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