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.

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(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.

 

The Biblical “Being in the wilderness” situation

Some people have seen and heard me make reference to this and weren’t sure what I mean by it so I decided to write this up and hopefully it might help someone.:)

This is going to get a little more personal today because I feel the need to try and reach out in an attempt to hopefully send out the message to others that are likely in equal to worse situations.   I have some friends at a distance and some prayer partners that have been keeping tabs on us and believe me that’s appreciated. :)

 

What does “being in the wilderness” mean?

http://www.gotquestions.org/wilderness-experience.html

This is as good of a clean and well written overview of what apparently is happening to a lot of Christians right now from my gatherings.  This most definitely applies right now to my family and I.

When you combine this with the effects and fallout of  living on an increasingly evil planet and all that goes with it, seen and unseen. (Ephesians 6)  it’s not a pleasant situation to say the least.

I can’t say there was any recent spiritual mountaintop experience that immediately preceded this per se although I can say that last year, 2015, the Lord delivered us out of a nasty cult situation and a spiritual entrapment issue involving some of the people from there at extensions.   This could have been a LOT worse for what it was but it was bad enough.

During that same time period my mother went through a hip replacement process that was much easier than it should have been and essentially saw a miraculous healing in that she was walking around a week after the fact and needed virtually no physical therapy.  This is someone who is pushing 70 and has advanced arthritis and a couple of MRIs that made a health insurance company offer to hire her legal services because they thought she had been in a bad car wreck.   Everyone was amazed at how well she did and how smoothly everything went from start to finish. It was jaw dropping.

The truth of the matter is that I feel like I’ve spent most of my life living in the wilderness. A friend of mine and I once talked about “being stuck behind those four walls.”   I wonder if I ever did get out?  We all feel that way here.  “The only way out of this mess is up” like LA Marzulli (and others) keep saying.  I suspect that’s likely true but we have no idea how long that’s going to take and we have to get along in the mean time.

If we are mostly satisfied that this isn’t an outright punishment or chastisement scenario… and there may be some degree of chastisement even at that… this overarching wilderness scenario is certainly in play. No doubt about it.

From what I have gathered a lot of Christians are in this boat right now and if you combine this with the increasingly Lot like vexxation of living in increasingly evil surroundings with no way out but up then it starts to paint a bigger picture.

This blog entry isn’t very eloquent but I hope this potentially puts this in sharper relief for anyone that reads it.

I sincerely hope and pray that on our end we don’t do or not do anything that needlessly prolongs the process. The Israelis went around the same mountain “in the wilderness” 40 years because of unbelief and that spooks me.  ‘Round and ’round you go…

Typically the other main reason people are in these situations is they are set aside for detox (from bad teaching, experiences, etc.), healing (we definitely need some here in a big way), and being prepared for whatever comes next.  (No idea)

Protection.  This is very conceivable. We could very well be under protection from any number of things, temptations, unseen elements… who knows what?

 

Biblical passages that are upfront for us:

Proverbs 27:1, Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 4:6-7,  Matthew 7:7-8,  Psalm 37 is loaded but especially 1-5 , Ephesians 6:10-18,  2 Corinthians 12:9   this one is tough. It almost reads like a backhand slap on its face and a dismissal of sorts although I know that’s not how it’s meant.  It’s way above my pay grade and I freely admit it I don’t understand that or how it works.

Proverbs 3:5-7.    This is right at the center of things.  Don’t lean on your own understanding.

Jeremiah 17:9    This is a nice cousin to what is said in the above Proverb. This is part of why we can’t and shouldn’t lean on our own understandings because right now my own understandings (and outside interference) are tempting me to do any number  of rash and stupid things.

Luke 18:1-8   A parable that demonstrates on of numerous aspects of God’s character, generosity, and how views earnest prayer vs a hyperbole contrast.   An example of the kinds of promises we are claiming and clinging to in terms of prayer.

WORRY/CONCERN:

See? Worry. I’m not supposed to being doing that. 😉

The Bible makes a lot of mentions of “sloths” “sluggards”  “lazy” and/or even parables about the man who buried the talent in the sand and so forth.

Wasting…squandering….  I worry about these things and of being guilty of them and I always have.  Yes, there’s that “do not worry” violation yet again.😉

I’m very good at worrying and fretting I’ll have you know. I have it down to an amazing art form complete with years and decades’ projections and prognostications that would make Nostradamus blush.  I’m happy to report that I have a miserable accuracy record on said projections and believe me: Nothing would make me happier than to continue that losing streak!:)

Due to numerous circumstances including some bad teaching that I picked up over the years I admit that I have spent far too long and still worry that I was and even am still guilty of at least some of these concepts. I have repented of all of these things many times over regardless of whether they are all applicable or not. That’s where I’m at. I’d rather overshoot and overkill.   Even if I am guilty of all of those things He can still fix it.

I do understand that there are numerous macro issues that are not my fault and beyond my control as well especially given the context of coming New World Orders and things that go along with that.  There is a lot of fallout from the likes of that several decades’ worth of tidal wave.   I am someone who likes to solve problems and fix things and some of this I simply can’t nor is it my responsibility.

 

PRAYER:

One thing I find myself praying a lot is essentially:  Lord, don’t let me dishonor you.   It sounds simple on the surface but that’s a loaded prayer.

 

SPIRITUAL ATTACKS:

https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/3-3-16-prayers-and-exhortations/

This is all still well in play for us and a lot of other people. It’s daily or close to it.

Going to a shrink and taking pills will not make this all go away.  Honestly if it where that simple I’d happily do it.  Unfortunately I’m not in the mood to commit suicide which is what happens to far too many people that take those pills after they disassociate and especially after their doctor doesn’t put them on just one but up to three at the same time!  No thanks.

There is a time and a place to handle potential chemical imbalance issues but I know that isn’t the case here for us and way too many people I have been matching notes with.

But I digress.

ENCOURAGEMENT:

Take a careful read through Romans 8 because there are many promises in there that we here certainly are clinging to very tightly and counting on and if you are a believer in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you, too, can claim these promises.  :)

We have a lot to be thankful for and are indeed blessed in a lot of ways and we have attempted increasingly to concentrate on these things which I recommend to everyone.

Colossians 3:1-2    This is an example of a passage that I really would like to strive more towards but I can’t do it.  Only the Holy Spirit can do it and I really want him to because it doesn’t have a “nuts and bolts practicality” to it on its face.

Phillippians 4:11-13

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.    (I really would love to get to this level  -EW) 

12I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  (Amen, the only way!)

 

 

 

 

3-29-16: An ominous double standard and more…

DOUBLE STANDARD ON GHASTLY TRAGEDIES:

In a Facebook prophecy group someone wrote the following:

Has anyone else noticed that the Easter bombing that targeted Christians in Pakistan has dropped completely off of the news? The Belgium attack killed 35 people and injured 300, and coverage for that went on for days. The attack in Pakistan killed 69 and injured 341.

This is a very good point and like we have seen before, for me, the reasons are obvious as I will detail below.

The last blatant incident was of course the Paris attacks. That was the end of the world but a bunch of Christians that were killed in Africa several months prior to that..a higher body count by the way… was ne’er a peep in the news.   It’s really not very subtle.

BACK IN NOVEMBER 2015:

https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/daily-round-up-11-18-2015/

In November 2015 note the “AFRICA and social commentary of sorts”  segment.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/02/africa/kenya-university-attack/index.html

It’s another round of this.   The Paris attacks happened in November 2015 and it was bad… not taking anything away from it…but it was the end of the world and we had the Facebook social experiment with everyone donning French colors to show solidarity but in April 2015 prior to that we had this ghastly bloodbath with ne’er a peep in the news and I don’t seem to recall anyone showing solidarity in social media with the Kenyans.

Honestly this isn’t very subtle.  If Christians die that’s no big deal at best.   If it doesn’t benefit a certain agenda and help further certain agendas it disappears.   The Pakistan story is another case in point. Adios!

You can read into all of that any way you want.

I really believe we are at the point on a spiritual level where if the “Powers that Be” could round up all the Christians right now they would do it but they can’t yet for a variety of reasons and not the least of which is, of course, The Restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2:6  is still in place.    That’s ultimately what’s behind this obvious narrative double standard whether that’s the full and direct intent of every last person or not. That is the overarching Luciferian quality to the entire thing.

It could be a photo finish, folks.  Hang on tight.

MIDDLE EAST:

TURKEY:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-calls-on-its-citizens-to-leave-turkey-now/

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Report-ISIS-planned-attacks-on-Jewish-kids-in-Turkey-449499

ISRAEL ENCOURAGES CITIZENS TO LEAVE TURKEY

It just continues to be increasingly volatile and bad news in Turkey with Erdogan the autocrat sitting at the helm. What makes this more murky is we still aren’t clear if Erdogan has been in some degree of collusion with ISIS or not but obviously the Israelis are taking no chances all but issuing a mandate for any and all Jews to get out of Turkey. This is serious.

 

ISRAEL

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209981#.VvkLBVt97nA

The IDF is now considered the 11th most powerful military in the world.  Not bad for a space of land that’s roughly the size of New Jersey.

TEMPLE:

Temple Institute Inaugurates Registry of Biblically Eligible Kohanim

A bit of a nuts and bolts about a new registry to help select certain kinds of priests necessary for preparing the Red Heifer.   It shows me yet again where the expectations are and that this is a group of people taking actions that tell me they expect things in the near future as opposed to x number of decades away. Watch this closely because I still suspect the ever-increasing Temple Mount issue to become a major flashpoint in the near future at least in diplomatic circles if not beyond.

Note the recent flap over the cameras on the Temple Mount as another example: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Jordan-Cameras-to-be-installed-on-Temple-Mount-to-document-Israeli-violations-448478

No one is satisfied with the cameras but there they are, 24/7 recording all events on the Temple Mount and I personally expect these cameras to stay and possibly more surveillance to be added over time.  Will these be part of the mechanism that people will be being the Two Witnesses during the first part of the Tribulation?  Very likely in my opinion.

ODDITY:

Temple of Baal reproduction coming to Times Square

I think this is all too fitting and appropriate on a number of levels and I will leave it to you to read into that any way you want.

3-17-16: While we have been distracted

We interrupt the nonstop steady stream of WWE Reality TV bread and circuses, at least in ‘Murica!, to bring you…

 

MIDDLE EAST:

ISIS:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/kerry-determines-is-committing-genocide-in-iraq-syria-2/
Kerry determines IS committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

The Obama Administration is FINALLY admitting that, no duh, ISIS is committing awful atrocities and possibly even “genocide” in Syria!  No kidding?!

 

TURKEY-RUSSIA-KURDS MESS:

Note the dates and timestamps on the stories.

YESTERDAY: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-17/syria-ambassador-to-the-un-says-russian-forces-redeploying/7252816
Syria’s ambassador to the UN says Russian forces ‘redeploying’, labels opposition chief a ‘terrorist
Whoopsie!  I think someone let the cat out of the bag perhaps?  Russia may be pulling back some of their ground troops but if anyone thinks we’re going back to pre October 2015 conditions in the Middle East they are sorely mistaken. Russia is not leaving or going anywhere.

TODAY: https://www.rt.com/news/335949-putin-russia-op-syria/
Putin: Russia may deploy forces back to Syria ‘in mere hours’ if necessary

We may as well take it straight from Russia themselves.  Yes, they can redeploy at the drop of a hat.  I think there is some kind of feint and chess move going on here that I am not sophisticated enough to fully figure out although I think we have at least one clue here:

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Russia-supplied-weapons-to-Iraqi-Kurds-448154
Russia supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds
In my opinion I think this Kurdish situation has something to do with the Russian posturing change.

Think “proxy war.”  Think “attrition.”  Think “enemy of my enemy is my friend”  so why not give Erdogan’s biggest bane…he’s obsessed with the Kurds…a nice boost?

This was another concept that was suggested that the Americans should have done to have the Kurds operate against ISIS incidentally.  The Kurds are not perfect but I’d rather deal with them any day of the week vs ISIS, wouldn’t you?

Russia has never gotten past the incidents with Erdogan in the last several months from the shot down airplane on through.  There is more than one way to skin a cat and we must never underestimate or forget that Putin is extremely shrewd and patient.  Erdogan’s recent actions including taking over the media have been autocrat and despot 101 and I’m hardly trying to cast the Kurds as white knight saints, either.  This is going to get ugly but ultimately I expect the loser to be Erdogan.   The day that Russian airliner went down was the end for him.

That Kurd weapon story happened in Iraq and I want to be very specific here since I’m making a leap and I admit it here. Since “Iraq” essentially doesn’t exist any more and unless I’m really nuts a Kurd is a Kurd…  is this really a reach to think that perhaps Russia has been or will also throw the Kurds giving Erdogan his headaches a bone, too?

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/Amid-Russias-withdrawal-ISIS-announces-the-killing-of-Russian-military-adviser-in-Syria-448314
Amid Russia’s withdrawal, ISIS announces the killing of Russian military adviser in Syria

I think we can expect Russia’s redeployment sooner rather than later.

 

HIGH STRANGENESS?:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/uber-driver-says-iphone-app-possessed-him-during-deadly-michigan-shooting-spree-163751269.html
Uber driver says iPhone app possessed him during deadly Michigan shooting spree

Maybe?  We go down a lot of rabbit trails here that range from MKULTRA and mind control concepts on through but it really doesn’t matter. It was an evil and demonic act no matter how we got there.

More than likely: He’s building up for his insanity plea.

EXHORTATIONS, PRAYERS, and ENCOURAGEMENT:    

https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/3-3-16-prayers-and-exhortations/

^^Ongoing for many of us to varying degrees.   Hang in there!:)