3-3-16: Prayers and Exhortations

EXHORTATIONS AND NOTES:

This is going to be a different kind of blog entry today.

In my last blog entry I want to re-indicate the “spiritual challenges” section: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/3-1-16-grab-bag/

For the sake of space and brevity I’m not going to repeat it all here.  Please look that section over first at least and then we can get into the follow-up here.   I’ll wait. 🙂

Ready? 🙂   Ok, moving forward:

When I posted that and some other related comments about demonic oppression on my Facebook page the like-minded feedback and “we’re having the same problems/ we’re dealing with this” blew up rather quickly.   I’m not surprised.

I can’t help but notice in a birth pangs context that this “ramping up of evil” and fallout thereof has gone right along with it.   It’s as if we have crossed an unseen threshold in more ways than one in recent years and I think this is a big part of it.

I understand and I am not trying to diminish “mental/emotional duress/illness/ etc.”  issues… that’s certainly in play too… but this is clearly something else past even all of that. It capitalizes upon any and all weaknesses and amplified them to an excruciating degree.   There are certain  hallmarks that are tip offs that I feel the links that I posted in that previous blog entry spell out as well as can be done that people need to watch out for.  If we know the Enemy’s tactics we can be better prepared to handle said issues.

I highly recommend an in-depth study of Ephesians 6. Slow and methodical because we are living it and we all need to learn more about putting on and keeping the “Armor of God” on at all times.

If you have any kind of friends or family around then remember that Jesus Himself said that when two or more gather in His Name He is there.  Believe it and use it.

Have a Bible study. It doesn’t have to be fancy.  Recently my family and I reinstated the family Bible study. That got lost by the wayside when we got sucked down into that…well, I won’t call it a church… cult last year.    There really is something about reading the Bible out loud and getting into it. Nothing fancy. Some extra and deliberate offense as it were.

Even if you’re alone…try it. Reading the Psalms out loud is a great place to start. 🙂

 

PRAYER:

Doc Marquis at http://www.itsagodthingproductions777.com   has an email mailing list and from time to time will share prayer requests and such for people he corresponds with. Last night he sent out an email bomb for some people who had a prayer written in it that goes to all of this that I thought was spectacular.

I am going to post that prayer here with the names removed because it’s a prayer template I think we can all use as a frame of reference to work off of. Plug your own names in there. Plug in names of people you know that need the prayer support. 🙂

Here is that prayer that Doc Marquis wrote with a heavy nod and thanks to the Holy Spirit:

“Please ask our brothers and sisters in Christ to agree with me in prayer for (insert name here)

Father, In the precious name of Jesus Christ our Messiah, and according to your Word…Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

Lord, we come before you to pray for our brother/ sister in Christ, (insert name here)

Lord, we are instructed by your Word to…Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). Your Word tells us that fulfillment is…Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law (Romans 13:8). Lord, we love our brothers and sisters in Christ and ask for your perfect will in (insert name here) life.

Lord, we stand on your Word as it says…Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may  forgive you your trespasses. (Mark 11:24-25).

Lord, we ask that you replace (insert name here)  fear with power, and love, and a sound mind as your Word assures us…For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).

Lord, may the Holy Spirit bring to (insert name here) heart truth as promised in your Word… And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). May (insert name here) come to trust you according to your Word.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5). For your Word declares…God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good (Numbers 23:19)?

Lord, your Word warns us… The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).

We claim that abundant life for (insert name here).

In the name of Jesus, Lord, we assist our brother/sister in Christ, (insert name here), in putting on their whole armour of God as your Word declares…Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:11).

Lord your Word instructs us…And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matthew 16:19).

In the name of Jesus we bind the evil forces that are coming against (insert name here) and we loose the truth of the Word of God into her life. Lord, we ask that you heal (insert name here), allow them to walk amongst men as a mighty testimony unto you.

We pray all these things according to your Word…Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 18:19).

Lord, we once again stand on your Word as it says…And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him (1John 5:14-15).

Lord, we ask that you give (insert name here) the strength to endure. Give them peace that passes all understanding for your Word tells us…But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:31). And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace (Luke 8:48).”

 

3-1-16: Grab Bag

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israel-Syria-used-chemical-weapons-during-ceasefire-446556

Israel says Syria used chemical weapons during ceasefire

This could become a big deal.  In the past Israel has made no bones about it that if they caught ISIS or other elements with certain weapons like these and especially if they determined they were directly threatened by said weapons that it would be attacked and destroyed in large-scale including up to attacking Damascus.

https://www.rt.com/news/328887-damascus-devastation-drone-footage/

Here is some recent drone footage from inside Damascus from a month ago.    I don’t have to know anything at all to see a place that’s well on its way to full desolation. It looks irretrievable now.  It would not take much coming from the likes of this to finish the place off for good.  We see in Isaiah 17 a prophecy that I believe has been in slow motion process for the last few years will suddenly come to a swift, shock and awe conclusion.  Many of us suspect Israel will be the cause for that culminating event but it’s not something to be dogmatic about.

CULTURE AND SOCIETY:

This is broadly speaking of course:

From September 2015: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/fashion/move-over-millennials-here-comes-generation-z.html
More recently:  http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-generation-z-born-in-the-digital-age-2015-2
Generation Z… the post millennials.    Try and digest that concept.

The “first native digital generation” is one of several descriptions that stand out to me and especially when I think about transhumanism and some other overlapping concepts that I fully expect to culminate in the Antichrist’s Mark of the Beast.

These kids will take that Mark at the drop of a hat and will want to. Plenty of people would do it right now.  Why? Because I think it’s already a given now what kind of concept that Mark will be as we see the evolution of RFID, biochips, and other technologies like these. It will be cool, attractive, desireable, high tech, and it may offer some perks like false immortality or some other incentives.  It will be something people deliberately choose and want to.

For me, this is another academic, attrition talking point staring us in the face.  How does a society on any scale continue on what’s being described there? I’m trying to imagine a world where the broadly described Generation Z is in charge of it and my mind reels. Having the millennials in charge is a bad enough concept. This is even worse.   Again, broadly speaking.

I sincerely wonder if Generation Z might be the end of the road based on everything we are seeing now.   Time will tell but I strongly suspect it may be.

DAYS OF NOAH/LOT:

Here is just one snapshot of daily happenings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5-1PHZgNpA&feature=youtu.be&a

How much longer can this drag out and who wants it to, really?  This is with “The Restrainer” still in place? Are you kidding me?

Matthew 24 Jesus talks about the lesson of the fig tree.  Matthew 24 is all about the time leading up to His Second Coming. If the fig tree is Israel coming up out of the ground and that clock started in 1948… then in verse 34 he’s finished describing a slew of events finishing with said fig tree and its development he concludes with: “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

If some of us are reading that right, and I really hope we are, then “that generation” would have to be the baby boomers.  If so then I can only hope it doesn’t come down to the wire where we have to wait until the last baby boomer on the planet is in a nursing home somewhere at 120 years old and right before they breathe their last breath this thing finally turns over.    That really would be a “photo finish!”     Just something to chew on.

 

SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES:

Spiritual warfare:  Read Ephesians 6 slowly, carefully and consider doing an in depth study!
DEMONIC OPPRESSION

You can’t medicate this away, folks.  Often times that might even make it worse.

A lot of us have been having a lot of problems in this area. This has been huge in our household on a lot of levels and we covet your prayers. I know a lot of the rest of you are going through similar or even worse challenges.

I hope the following links are of some potential help and useful to you all.  I tried to pick the best well-rounded, “down the middle” articles that I could find.   This is all made worse in an increasingly isolated society.  It’s like some of us fell through the cracks. What do we do?

Anyways, I hope these are helpful. 🙂
https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-demonic-oppression

https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-kinds-things-can-open-you-demonic-oppression

https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-should-i-do-if-i-suspect-demonic-oppression

http://www.gotquestions.org/demonic-oppression.html  Strongly disagree with them recommending anything from Tony Evans at the bottom but this article is good.

http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/spiritual-warfare/17397-symptoms-of-demonic-operation     I can’t vouch for a lot I see from this source but this article was excellent.

 

HE WHO HAS EARS…

When you cry wolf far too many times it’s hard to believe anything you say when and if the time comes something serious may have happened.

I do pray for a certain individual and his family right now for safety and healing across the boards even though I have serious doubts about a certain person’s interpretation of said events because of what I stated above.

 

PARTING SHOT:

When you’re looking for a political messiah, instead of the Messiah, you have made them an idol.  You have made (insert any nation’s name here that applies) your god.

^^ This is all over the planet and that’s not an accident. Some of it from potentially surprising sources.  Even the elect could be deceived, right? Why not get a precursor and a warm up on that, too, along with everything else?   Who says we can’t? We’ve seem warm up on virtually everything else.

Pray, discern, listen, and be wary.   If it sounds too good to be true? It is.

2-12-16: Grab Bag

A follow up post to this: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/2-9-16-the-view-from-the-wilderness/

CLOSE TO HOME:

http://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2016/02/12/terror-attack-in-columbus-oh

TERROR ATTACK IN COLUMBUS,OH

Yes, it is.

I don’t live too far from Columbus, Ohio.

Another take on it: http://www.allenbwest.com/2016/02/bloody-machete-attack-at-nazareth-restaurant-in-ohio-suspect-is/

 

Yes, this is going to likely be a terrorist attack of some kind. Look at the targets. Look at the perps. Look at the religions.   Among other issues, Columbus has a HUGE Somali population that were brought in that live in the Northeast area.   When they were brought in en masse…sound familiar?… they didn’t even know how to use toilets for cryin’ out loud.

No, I’m not saying all Somalis are terrorists nor am I saying all the Somalis in Columbus are terrorists, either. What I am saying is: We’re past stupid with our senseless lack of immigration law enforcement and the death toll at the altar to political correctness on its own is off the charts. Political correctness combined with Islam is unfathomable but that’s where we are at now.  The West needs to wake up.   Our governments have set us up for this.  Stupidity and incompetence do not explain this all away.

 

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/12153112/Russia-warns-of-new-world-war-starting-in-Syria.html

Russia warns of a new World War starting in Syria. 

For now at least it seems like everything is converging in Syria with a lot of big wigs and powers. Is it any wonder why people who are aware of what the Bible says think that Isaiah 17’s culmination isn’t far off and may even be right on tap?

Here is one major example:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-intervening-in-the-syrian-civil-war-would-risk-russian-wrath-a6868166.html

Saudis risk Russians’ wrath if they enter Syria

The Saudis are intent by all appearances to enter Syria.   The Saudis are Sunnis.  The Iranians are Shi’ites.   The Iranians have the Russians and Assad’s Syrian government on their side.  It’s questionable who would get involved on the side of the Saudis but given America’s own back and forth interests with both sides along with many other complicated factors I can’t get into in the spaced provided: I would have to share Russia’s sentiments.  This could escalate into something absurd if cooler heads do not prevail.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-agreement-idUSKCN0VK2NT

Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on

Whatever this so-called ceasefire agreement may or may not be worth… this Reuters article is hot off the presses as I write this…  the bottom line is: Russia is going to have the time they want to finish whatever it is they are trying to do and part of that appears to be to help keep Assad in power.

 

 

BIG BROTHER TECH/TIN FOIL HAT/ODDS AND ENDS:

I’m going to be shooting loose for this part of the blog.

http://www.businessinsider.com/cram-robotic-cockroaches-disaster-recovery-2016-2

This is rhetorical and sarcastic question: Why would anyone want or feel the need to build a robotic cockroach?

Here’s a hint: DARPA has had this sort of thing going for years but make of this what you will.

http://anniejacobsen.com/    <- Do yourself a favor and pick up all of her books as soon as you can.

In that same vein:
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-deepmind-uses-ai-to-navigate-maze-race-cars-2016-2
Here is Big Brother Google’s Deep Mind AI teaching itself to adjust and win computer videogames.   Keep in mind this is just what is being declassified and carefully trickled out for us in the mainstream.   As usual, I remind you that depending on who you believe it’s 10-50 years ahead of the streets behind closed doors.

 

SIDEBAR RAMBLING: 
A bit of a sidebar to that: How is it that in 50 years we went from the Wright Bros. to supposedly landing on the moon… that’s an impressive J curve yes?…  how is it that curve suddenly hit the brick wall somewhere in the 80s and basically stopped?

Shouldn’t we have at least had something like the Concorde as the “mainstream airplane” by now?

How about our cars?

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-autos-selfdriving-exclusive-idUSKCN0VJ00H

http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/feds-declare-that-googles-self-driving-car-is-its-own-driver/

Oh look at this little coke can on wheels but it’s self driving! Gee, I wonder why they’re so anxious to push this.  Like I don’t know.

Anyone ever watch Minority Report?  Honestly, if you haven’t, you should.

Why is Google into EVERYTHING?  I take back any and all “Big Brother” comments I ever made about Microsoft over the years. They have nothing on Google.  I really have wondered for several years if Google was nothing more than a public front for the NSA.

Why is it our cars essentially look the same and have also essentially stagnated since roughly the 1980s?

You have to practically buy an exotic to get something that looks appreciably different.  Doesn’t anyone else think that’s kind of strange? It doesn’t matter what brand you buy. Without the logos I personally can’t tell the difference between most Chevys, Fords, Hondas, and Acuras on the street and I’m betting most of you can’t, either.

There is a lot of sameness to it all regardless of brand and across a fairly wide price range. I wonder why that all is…

 

BACK TO REALITY:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/there-are-now-260000-robots-working-in-us-factories-2016-02-10

260,000 robots and counting in USA factories. This is another trend that will never reverse or go away.   This is another economic factor that isn’t getting discussed much yet but when you combine this with the several decades of globalism… we’re never going back, folks.  The government has and will continue to have to pay people to stay home just like Europe. Everything mentioned here is global.

 

DISCONNECT FROM REALITY:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/02/09/1-billion-needed-for-ohio-prisons.html

They are talking about building a $1 BILLION prison here in the state of Ohio.  A lot of these are for non violent prisoners.  Can we get real, please?  Even Bill Gates’ super compound only runs around $40 million or so.

If you think this kind of madness is confined to the state of Ohio, you better keep your periscopes up.  Nice $4.1 trillion suicide budget proposed by Obummer by the way.

 

BIOTECH/GENESIS 6:

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-technology-is-transforming-the-diagnostics-and-lab-world-2015-12

Here is some nuts and bolts about blood testing.

That sets up this:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/01/26/crispr-gene-editing-technology.aspx

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2016/02/crispr-approved-human-embryos-uk

CRISPR scares me. It scares me that someone could spend several thousand bucks or so and have one of these kits delivered to their house.  What good can come of this, honestly?   Besides blatantly playing God here I simply see no upside to this.
Please keep in mind  my 10-50 years ahead of the streets comment in regards to classified when looking at something like this?

I’ll just say it again: When Jesus mentions “like the days of Noah and Lot” as a description for the leading up to and in to His Second Coming He meant exactly that with absolutely NO caveats or exceptions whatsoever.  You start in Genesis 3, you lay it up in  Genesis 6, you cross check that in Jude and guess what? That ain’t the bad girls of Cain mating with the saintly sons of Seth.   🙂

On that same note: https://youtu.be/Lm2ETKQyO5s

Look at Daniel 2 starting around verse 43.   “They” shall mingle themselves with the seed of men… uh-oh, who is “they” since this is talking about a time in the future from when Daniel wrote that.  Have fun on that rabbit trail.  The future is now.

Keep praying, keep watching… and boy I hope He’s right and our “redemption draweth nigh but it’s going to be a bumpy ride.  For a lot of people it already is and then some.

It certainly is way past that for the Christians in Africa in the Middle East right now. It’s a full-fledged holocaust and few in the West seem to care. With few exceptions why do we not hear about this?  Have you heard about it in your church?

ONE WORLD RELIGION:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/pope-francis-historic-meeting-1000-years-making/story?id=36891449&nwltr=wn_fb

Pope Francis Bound for Having Historic Meeting 1,000 Years in the Making

For the first time in 1000 years, the head of the Roman Catholic Church is meeting in person with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.   Just another step closer and especially with this Pope who is clearly a major “change agent” at minimum.

I doubt it would happen now but I wouldn’t be surprised if they came out of this meeting and announced plans for serious reconciliation and eventual unification.   It’s going to happen before long, guaranteed.

 

PARTING SHOT:

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/11/chelsea-clinton-i-left-the-church-when-i-was-6-because-it-opposed-abortion/

Chelsea Clinton: I Left the Church When I Was 6 Because It Opposed Abortion

 

1.) How many important decisions does and can anyone make on their own at the tender age of 6 years old? 

2.)  If you leave a church because they oppose murdering babies might I submit that the problem isn’t with the church?

She would have been better off keeping her mouth shut but they are already grooming her for the next decade.  Aren’t you excited?   Why even bother.

Dear Lord, please hurry.

 

 

2-9-16: 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.

Daily Round-Up 12-2-2015

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.news.com.au/world/middle-east/is-the-fight-over-a-gas-pipeline-fuelling-the-worlds-bloodiest-conflict/news-story/74efcba9554c10bd35e280b63a9afb74

This article asks and analyzes oil and gas (re: economics) as being a major driver on this conflict. Is there any doubt? I would posit that this is a potential “hook in the jaw element” that we are looking at here that drives Russia’s increased activity in the region. I expect no reversals on that trend.

 

TURKEY IN BED WITH ISIS?

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-02/russia-presents-detailed-evidence-isis-turkey-oil-trade

https://www.rt.com/news/324263-russia-briefing-isis-funding/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/12/02/us-mideast-crisis-russia-turkey-erdogan-idUSKBN0TL1ML20151202?utm_source=twitter#F0aYwDQHzRT9sJfe.99

My money is on the Russians probably telling at least some truth here about this.

For “slander” that’s a pretty compelling and ever-growing body of evidence that they are mounting against Erdogan.

It’s think it’s doom on Erdogan from where I sit.  Putin has made no bones since that plane was shot down that he views Turkey and Erdogan and his people specifically as “aiding and abetting terrorists” and now he’s proving it.  What happens after that?

 

There is no way NATO is going to go to war and stand by Erdogan in light of a growing body of evidence like this. They would be fools to do so.

How does Turkey ultimately end up on the Ezekiel 38 coalition side vs being in NATO? I think we are close to finding out. For the last week we have seen stories about Russia mobiling military assets near the Syrian-Turkey border along with attacking ISIS and Turkey assets both in Syria.

 

 

ISRAEL:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-air-superiority-in-syria-clouded-by-russian-s-400/

Israel’s air superiority clouded by new Russian missiles in Syria
Putin’s deployment of advanced S-400 system impacts a mainstay of Israel’s defense strategy, though coordination with Moscow mitigates the threat
 

As I wrote my last blog this is too close for my comfort level and I hardly share the optimism expressed here to say the least.

http://www.debka.com/article/25052/Israel-extremely-nervous-over-Russian-operations-on-its-Golan-border

Israel is nervous over Russia’s actions in the Golan.

Good. They should be.

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE:

“We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure.”  – President Barack Obama

Fine. Why not take them over?

 

ONE WORLD RELIGION: LOOKS LIKE A LAMB BUT SOUNDS LIKE A DRAGON

I will keep my comments brief as interspersed through the quoted article.

 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-calls-for-end-to-religious-violence-at-central-african-republic-mosque-1448885074

By Francis X. Rocca
Updated Nov. 30, 2015 7:45 p.m. ET

BANGUI, Central African Republic— Pope Francis on Monday called for an end to religious violence in this African nation, capping his trip to the continent with a visit to a mosque that is a haven for Muslims fleeing violence by Christian militias.

 

It’s all equally bad but how about the Christian holocaust taking place with figures that blow this out of the water all over Africa in the Middle East? The numbers aren’t even close. Why isn’t the Pope spinning on his head over that?

 

“Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace,” he said. “Together, we must say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God himself.”

I’d be interested in matching the death toll over the course of history of Islam vs the RCC when it comes to martyring real Christians and other dissenters. Yes, let’s have that discussion right on through to Pope Pius, the Nazis, and the Holocaust.  Yeah, I went there.

 

Later, while flying back to Rome, the pope said that there was no special link between Islam and violence.

Please consider a lobotomy if you believe this. C’mon Mr. Jesuit, please tell a lie with some sophistication? You can do better than this. TRY.

“You cannot reject a religion because there are some fundamentalist groups, or even many of them at a certain moment in history,” he said. “How many wars, and not only religious wars, have we Christians waged? It wasn’t Muslims who committed the sack of Rome.”

 

Yes, let’s ask the Waldenses, the Abligeneses, and the Anabaptists about that. Oh wait…

 

Under heavy security, the pope’s visit to the modest mosque in the capital’s Muslim quarter, known as PK5, was the culmination of a six-day trip that also included Kenya and Uganda.

While Pope Francis has been eager to visit this nation, one of the world’s poorest, concerns for his safety had thrown the final leg of his trip in doubt until the last minute.

Since 2012, this country has been locked in a bloody civil war that has increasingly taken on religious dimensions. Some have hoped that the visit of the pope, who called on Sunday for the militias to lay down their arms, could rekindle a peace process. Thousands of French forces and U.N. peacekeepers are deployed in the country in an attempt to control the violence.
According to Human Rights Watch, about 122,000 Muslims lived in Bangui before the start of the civil war. But attacks by Christian militias have driven hundreds of thousands of Muslims from the country or forced them to seek shelter in enclaves.

 

Again, this is no good no matter who is doing it and I’m not trying to minimize that at all but what about the numbers of Christians and other non-Muslims being slaughtered in that same area and all over Africa in the Middle East?

 

In the Central African Republic, about 15% of residents are Muslims, according to the CIA Factbook. Catholics make up about a third of the population, according to the Vatican.

I’m not sure how much I trust either of these sources.

The PK5 enclave in Bangui is the last remaining Muslim community in the city, with 15,000 people. Since late September, at least 100 people have died there, according to Human Rights Watch, many of them civilians. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and the wooden skeletons of empty stalls are all that remain of the city’s once-bustling market.

Pope Francis’ determination to visit PK5 reflected his frequent calls for interreligious dialogue. The pope traveled to the mosque in his open popemobile, greeting crowds waiting for him along the side of the road.

Blue-helmeted U.N. peacekeepers lined the main road and blocked access from the dusty, red-clay side streets. Some were posted in trucks and armored vehicles with guns mounted on the top. Armed soldiers were also perched in the mosque’s three minarets.

At the mosque, the pope was greeted by the head imam as well as Bangui’s Catholic archbishop. About 250 men sat cross-legged on threadbare rugs, listening to the pope say that the religiously motivated violence in the country “disfigures the face of God.”

“Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters,” said the 78-year-old pope, who appeared tired at times during the morning’s events. “Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace.”

This is high blasphemy right here. Sheer heresy of the highest order from the supposed vicar of Christ.   This has been beaten to death by light years outside of this blog and I will leave it to people to do their own research. This oft repeated lie doesn’t have any legs to stand on when we compare Jehovah and his characteristics vs Allah in the Koran and plenty of Christians and Muslims alike know that to be true.
The Argentine pope has been bold in denouncing violence against Christians around the world while supporting interfaith dialogue, saying he would even be willing to speak with Islamic State fighters in the name of peace.

Try it. Face to face.

 

As archbishop of Buenos Aires and as pontiff, Pope Francis has enjoyed close relations with Muslim leaders.

He sure has. He’s all warm, fuzzy, and cozy with just about all of them.  Hmmm…
At the mosque on Monday, he bowed his head during the recitation of a Muslim prayer and then asked the imam to take him to the mosque’s mihrab, the prayer niche in a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca. The pair stood silently together for a moment.

Please show me support for this anywhere in the Scriptures.

 

After the ceremony, the pope visited with people living in dirty tents in the courtyard of the mosque, including mixed Muslim-Christian families, who have taken refuge there. Pope Francis also asked to make an impromptu visit to a public school across from the mosque, housed in a building with a corrugated metal roof. Teenage boys wearing T-shirts with the pope’s likeness stood outside.

It isn’t just the American Protestants that are in to marketing, cult of personality, and salesmanship.

 

Some at the mosque meeting were cautious about whether the pope’s visit could help encourage elections that could bring reconciliation. Elections had been scheduled for October but were postponed because of the fighting.

“We hope the visit will help us to proceed with elections,” said Finance Minister Abdalla Kadre’ Assane. “But the pope is not enough.”

The last elected head of state, President François Bozize, was overthrown by Muslim forces in 2013. A transitional council chose Catherine Samba-Panza as interim president last year to oversee a return to democracy.

Following the visit, the pope celebrated Mass at a sports complex in the city’s center. While the stadium holds 30,000 people, it wasn’t filled to capacity, since organizers had limited the number of tickets distributed through the country’s local parishes.

The pope said that “in these times of conflict, hate and war,” it is easy “to be led into selfishness, distrust, violence, destructiveness, vengeance, indifference to and exploitation of those who are most vulnerable.”

It takes courage to “forgive those who have wronged us,” he said during his homily.

Following the Mass, the pope boarded his flight back to Rome.

The pope was asked then if the Catholic Church should change its teaching against condom use to improve prevention of HIV/AIDS, which remains a scourge in Africa.

He didn’t respond directly but called the question “small” and “casuistic,” and said debate over the morality of condom use should wait until after the resolution of “tragic, man-made illnesses” such as malnutrition, environmental problems and arms dealing.

A Jesuit accusing anyone of casuitry (look it up) is always worth a chuckle.

There is an amazing relativism being expressed here to say the least and I will simply let you all digest this any way you want because I could get into trouble if I cut loose on  all of this.

This is a sneak preview of Revelation 13 as far as I’m concerned.

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

https://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/the-left-wing-media-spin/

LA Marzulli’s blog entry today is a can’t miss.  Co-signed!

The Daily Roundup 10-28-15

At your leisure read Romans 1 with emphasis starting on verse 24 to the end of the chapter.

Let’s take a look at several recent stories:

BIG BROTHER TECH:

http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/28/9625636/rf-capture-mit-wifi-tracking-surveillance-technology

MIT researchers used Wi-Fi to recognize people through walls It can also distinguish you from other people

Nothing wrong with the technology. It’s all about how it’s used. What’s still classified? Happy thoughts.

CULTURE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/28/business/sweeping-away-gender-specific-toys-and-labels.html?_r=1

Businesses sweeping away gender specific toys

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-heroux/transgendered-rights–pub_b_8282114.html

Transgender Rights and Public Bathrooms

How do you determine a transgender bathroom? Is this even for real?  Unfortunately, yes it is.

How did society function for however many thousands of years just fine and all of a sudden in the last few years we can’t figure out if we are men or women?!

How and why did all this happen so fast? <- Talk about a loaded question! Think and pray on that. Ponder it very seriously.

When I was a young child I used to play with both my own toys and some of my sister’s all the time. I can assure you I never had a second thought or doubt whether or not I was a boy. I can assure you I find woman very attractive, always have, and always will.

My sister liked my Transformers. She never had a thought for a second that she was a boy like me. She finds men very attractive, always has, and always will.

All of a sudden now if this happens your kid is a transsexual or more and we have it all figured out when they are 3 years old! Right. Unbelievable.

When do people finally just snap from all the insanity?  Where is the outrage and blowback? What does it take? I continue to be increasingly, morbidly fascinated with just how much garbage people are willing to put up with.

Becoming a hermit becomes more attractive with each passing day.

WARNING CRUDE LANGUAGE: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/10/27/germaine-greer-lopping-off-your-dck-doesnt-make-you-a-woman

^^ Cuts to the chase.  When you get frustrated enough things get blunt.

We have lost our minds.  2+2=5.

Romans 1 is a checklist that’s fully filled out.  1 Timothy 4. We’re there. 2 Timothy 3. Checklist filled out.  It’s not a pretty picture. It’s certainly nothing you can build any kind of real future off of.

This isn’t Nineveh in Jonah. This is Nineveh in Nahum over the edge.

There isn’t a glimmer of repentance anywhere in the culture. We’re done and it isn’t just the United States. It’s the entire planet.

MIDDLE EAST AND ISRAEL:

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/52225/75-year-old-vision-predicted-russias-role-syrian-conflict-final-war-gog-magog-jewish-world/

This isn’t Bible prophecy but I continue to take note how these Messianic expectations have exploded out there in very recent times. Take it for whatever it may be worth.

http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/13379/Turkey-takes-over-opposition-TV-stations-ahead-of-election

Turkey takes over opposition TV stations ahead of elections

Elections probably with ” “.

Watch Turkey closely. If you are a premillennial leaning Christian then you know Turkey is a player and somehow needs to end up on the same side as the rest of the Ezekiel 38 alliance players who are already in their right places now. Erdogan has been going increasingly militant and less “Western leaning” but it remains to be seen if he stays or something Arab Spring  like happens in Turkey to finish it.

The Bible gives us a fairly decent amount of the “what” of events but it doesn’t give us a lot of the “how” of events as in: How do we get from point A to point B so this is why we watch these things.

My personal opinion is that Turkey ultimately leaves NATO and shifts more hard Islamic and lines up with Syria, Iran (and Russia.)

TEMPLE MOUNT:

The fact that this is such a hot button issue now speaks volumes to me. A few years ago no one cared. This isn’t in 20-50 years my friends. It’s now.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/israel-jordan-agree-to-install-surveillance-cameras-on-jerusalems-temple-mount/

Israel, Jordan Agree to Install Surveillance Cameras on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

I am not going to read into anything too much but I find this concept revealing on several levels.

This specific development immediately brought two events in Bible prophecy yet to happen immediately to my mind:   Revelation 11 describes the events involving the Two Witnesses that whole world sees nonstop right on through to their deaths and resurrections. Take one guess where a lot of their activity will be if not all of it. They will be fixtures on the Temple Mount. If they showed up today we could start watching them just like that passage describes.

The same goes for Daniel 9 and Matthew 24 which describe how the AntiChrist will commit an Abomination of Desolation in the Temple. This Temple does not exist yet but it’s about to which is why this fervor about the Temple is important for us to watch.  This on site camera development also applies potentially to these events.   We now have a direct potential concept being established right now where people can watch the Temple Mount whenever they want, wherever they want, with little to no effort.

I’m not saying “this is it!”   I am simply saying we now have a direct, literal method that would be effective enough today and now to achieve maximum fulfillment.

USA FOREIGN POLICY:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34647193

Here is the continued haphazard and chaotic United States foreign policy. Back to sucking up to Iran even though they said publically a few ago they were done dealing with us. They have already violated this so-called deal we made, too.  No biggie, though.  How many red lines was that again?

Everyone knows we stand for nothing now and our word means nothing. It’s open season. The Russians certainly know it and that’s part of why they finally charged into the Middle East with abandon.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Russia-strikes-Syrian-rebel-targets-near-Golan-Heights-for-first-time-43019

Like them or lump them: Russia has been getting a lot accomplished since they rolled in. They are large and in charge. They aren’t just attacking ISIS, either. With that in mind:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sec-carter-direct-u-s-action-ground-iraq-syria-n452131

So the USA is going to send ground troops back into Iraq…surprise! You knew it wasn’t over and it’s never going to be… and Syria.    Look over my previous blog entries and look at that Damascus footage. 300,000 dead and a capital city teetering on the edge of destruction like that with no end in sight?  Except the end is near for that place: Isaiah 17.

What’s bizarre about this is that the Russians have clearly been going against supposed USA interests with some of their attacks so this is a potential proxy war between the United States and Russia.  How did that work out for everyone the last time we all danced to that tune for several decades? Everyone is talking out of both sides of their mouths and their actions are saying something else.  It cannot end well.

Meanwhile we pulled out of the Persian Gulf and turn around and do this: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/27/asia/us-china-south-china-sea/index.html

Are we going to play chicken with the Chinese in their own back yard? For what?  It makes us much sense as us interfering in Russia’s backyard with the Ukraine. That’s not our business.

All the Chinese they have to do is stick out their hand out and say “pay up, suckers” and down we go. They own a big chunk of our debt. Cut off the exports to Wal-Mart for a month or two and watch what happens to The Great Consumer. A shot never has to be fired.

Being in proxy wars with Russia and China are fruitless and profitless ventures by even the most forgiving of standards. There is no upside here.

It’s no wonder people are impressed with Putin and the Russians. At least with them what you see is what you get, it’s coherent, it’s logical, and it makes sense. If Putin tells you he’s going to do something, he does it. People may not like a lot of it but there is something to be said for the rest of that.

USA foreign policy makes zero sense to me.

In Ezekiel 38 that huge alliance moves in against Israel and this verse always make me chuckle:

13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

…and nothing happens.  They whine and wring their wrists from the sidelines and that’s the last we see or hear from them. If that isn’t the West right now I don’t know what is.

CONCLUSION:

All of these things together really tell me that Satan knows his time is running short. Why else have we seen such an obvious ramp up in all of these things and more in just a few years? We turned some kind of corner recently.   The speed at which things are moving now have an outright sense of urgency to them like someone is trying to beat the clock.  Luke 21, Mark 13, Matthew 24 birth pangs increasing in intensity and frequency across the boards is my call.

“The only way out of this mess is up!” – L.A. Marzulli

An End Times Snapshot 10-21-2015

Not a terribly original or exciting blog title but it will do. 🙂

I want to take a look at several stories that crossed my path that continue to paint an unmistakable picture to me that not only are we in the season before the Jesus Christ’s return but we are very close to it.

Things are moving so fast every day now which is to be expected if we follow the birth pangs analogy Jesus gave in Luke 21, Mark 13, and Matthew 24 and I firmly hold to that as the intensity and frequency of ALL of those factors are clearly on the uptick.

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.news.com.au/world/russia-releases-shockingly-clear-footage-of-the-devastation-surrounding-damascus/story-fndir2ev-1227576520336

This is astounding war footage just “as is.”  out of Damascus. The Russians have been kicking butt and taking names. There is no question about that.

What makes it even more profound potentially is, for students of Bible prophecy, we know that Isaiah 17 forecasts an absolute and final destruction of Damascus. This has never happened in history and there are many of us who lean towards the idea that we have been seeing this prophecy in slow motion setup ever since the war broke out there.

The language in that passage describes a culminating shock and awe finisher of some sort. It could be nuclear. It could be biological. It could be supernatural. It might even be all of the above. We don’t know for sure but given the fact that the bulk of the Ezekiel 38 players are on stage now and in their correct positions makes me believe that Isaiah 17 at minimum is not far off from fulfillment.

The Russian involvement and escalation in the Middle East is a game changer and a point of no return and numerous people in and out of Christendom broadly agree for a wide variety of reasons.

Back on October 2, DEBKA reported that the Chinese were preparing to enter the fray as well on the side of the Russians and they and a few other outlets are stubbornly holding to that story as of this date.They have even repeated it several times. They have earned the benefit of the doubt with me at this point given a solid track record but… The Chinese appear to be taking the “slow boat” on showing up. *insert deserved groans here*  Sorry, I couldn’t resist. 😉

Where are they? I really wish DEBKA or someone would follow up on that story and lock it down with more authority.

To the best of my knowledge, the Chinese have not yet arrived although there are some stray mixed stories to that effect.

If and when the Chinese get involved it’s another game changer. I think they will because the eventual Kings of the East need to have more of an escalated interest in the area for at least financial interests.  The “stick it to the USA” concept likely has something going for it but that wouldn’t be enough in and of itself.  Economics and oil are huge motivators for a lot of what we are seeing.  The Chinese have been making inroads in the ME in recent years by making deals with Saudis and so forth. It makes sense they would want to “protect their investments” and so forth.

All of these things are always backdropped by the spiritual component. Everything stems off of that and we can’t forget it. Clearly the principalities and players behind the scenes on any all levels are shifting and moving. The stage is getting set.

Watch it closely.  One spark and domino could set off everything else and it could come quickly. We see through a glass dimly but the outlines are getting a little clearer each day.

Keep praying and to quote Gary Stearman at Prophecy Watchers: “Keep watching, everybody…”  because this rollercoaster is moving faster each day.

Keep praying.  Try and stay in the Bible as much as you can each day even if all you can do is read the same few sentences repeatedly if you’re in the midst of hardship.  It can get that way. It isn’t about quantity, it’s about quality and a relationship with He who loves us more than we will ever understand on this side.

https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/watchers-9-dvd-and-days-of-chaos-book-review/

^^ I highly recommend these materials.  To see it well documented in black and white and on video just how much radical change has taken place on the Earth inside of a decade and all birth pangs categories is staggering.

THE TEMPLE MOUNT:

1.) http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/202224#.Viec8iuKKBV

This Temple Mount issue went from being not mentioned at all to a burgeoning geopolitical hotbed issue in a handful of years.

Anyone that has a passing familiarity with Bible prophecy knows that the Temple has to be rebuilt and in place for the AntiChrist to eventually walk in there and commit the “Abomination of Desolation.”

This tension and fervor has led to increasing violence and what is essentially a new Intifada whether everyone wants to admit it or not. Abbas said a month ago at the UN that Oslo was terminated and everyone knew what that meant despite the lame attempts of others in the PLO to walk the comments back.  The several times a day and growing stabbing attacks and worse make it very clear that people got the message and it’s not a good one.

2.) http://www.templemountfaithful.org/articles/letter-to-pope-francis-to-return-stolen-temple-items.php

It’s a common belief that the Vatican is sitting on untold amounts of wealth and it would not surprise me at all if there is at least some truth to the idea that they are sitting on at least some of the Temple heirlooms and relics. Make of it what you will.  This is fairly detailed treatise.

The Bible gives us a good amount of the “what” in terms of prophecy but it doesn’t necessarily give us a lot of the  “how” as in “how do we get from point A to point B?”

CULTURE:

Zombie Con? So shocking that an act of violence happened at an event where people celebrate the “undead.”   Are you kidding? What kind of deviant and demented society has practically a fetish to celebrate violence, gore, necromancy, and the undead?

We have become so desensitized to this…no accident… that last week an awful story came out of Ohio about a lady’s body being left for dead on a fence and everyone from the cops on through paid it no mind thinking it was a zombie Halloween decoration.

Somehow Halloween…a high Unholy Satanic holiday…kicks off a two month orgy of dissociation, partying, consumerism,  and checking out.  Call a doctor’s office in mid to late November to get something done and you will see what I mean. The holidays are ruined. Even if you don’t want to be “Scrooge” this nonsense makes you become one.

None of this is an accident. IMHO during the Tribulation we read awful and unreal descriptions in the book of Revelation of creatures coming out of the pit and people who have a time where they try to die and can’t… if that isn’t a zombie I don’t know what is.

It is my OPINION that the world is being desensitized and conditioned ahead of time so when these things comes to pass it will be all but shrugged off as normal.

I have another theory about this that involved the magical word “hybrid” and ties into the whole UFO abduction discussion that I could get into but suffice to say for now: If you have a bunch of people mutilating themselves to a point where they don’t even look human any more and we have plenty of that… IF there are any kind of demonic hybrids walking around…they would look a lot more “normal” vs the people mutilating themselves.  It’s brilliant cover if there is an issue. Just sayin’.    Jesus said it would be like the days of Noah before His return and there were no caveats or exceptions cited. Genesis 6 tells you what that means right on up to the Flood itself.

I appreciate a healthy skepticism. I have some of it myself. I have no proof of a hybrid issue nor do I hope to ever run across one in person.  I cannot state anything definitively past that either way although I can appreciate why there could be a potential Genesis 6 retread backdoor attempt concept in play via the UFO abduction set.   It’s worth researching carefully and taking note of.

Put all of this together and it’s hard for me to believe it’s all for nothing.

Back to the Future 2 day:   We sure were more wide eyed and optimistic in a pre 9-11, pre terrorism jihadist, pre open globalism left and right world weren’t we?  It’s interesting and fun to compare what they projected for our time and what they got right and didn’t.

Sadly, the alternate 1985 that was portrayed in this movie is a lot closer to where we are at and that’s worth considering on its own. In this movie, the wrecked timeline’s 1985 was a crime ridden, debauched, dark, Las Vegas- on-steroids essentially.

I will say this: The Cubs success is downright astounding and if they win it all that’s the biggest lock for nearness of the Apocalypse if ever I’ve seen and Zemeckis and his film crews’ prophetic status is secured.  😀

PERSONAL NOTE:

One of the reasons this blog was not active was this past year was a very challenging one for myself and my family. The short version for now is we went to Spiritual Warfare 3.0 and we were absolutely not ready. We got caught in a high-end spiritual entrapment that involved a legalist cult masquerading as something else,  We had a real life “multiple” target  us and ultimately this entire thing was about destroying us.There is another controversial concept.

Our family is technically an ecclesia. “When two or more are gathered in My name, I am there.”  Jesus wasn’t kidding about that and I want to encourage any of you reading this because I realize the “lonely/isolated feeling boat” is MUCH larger than I may have thought and that is also an end times symptom.  Breakdown of society fundamentals and all that goes with it. Divide and conquer are tactics of the enemy. This subject alone could be a very lengthy series of entries.   I call it New World Order Fallout and there are a slew of symptoms fall into that box.  Harping on symptoms is easy.  Going after the cause is something else entirely which is SIN.

The good news is: This year-long entrapment attempt and setup ultimately failed thanks to the Lord. There is the expected fallout from something like this that we covet your prayers on for healing and we are coming along thanks to the support we have had.

I freely admit that I understood the MPD/DID and SRA concept “on paper”  and agreed with it to a point at least so far as knowing “it was out there” and there were real victims… I understood the concept and that’s one thing… SEEING it with our own eyes is something else entirely.

There is a lot of nonsense out there in a number of these controversial topics and fields. Always carefully do your homework and pray to the Lord for wisdom and discernment. Check everything against His Word and you will never go wrong. 🙂

The theme I keep running into including interviews with pastors is being surprised and shocked at the level of spiritual attacks that happened and why. This included us and includes a number of my friends and people in spheres of acquaintance that I have had discussions with over the last few years.

We ourselves took it for granted that we were just “normal run of the mill Christians/regular people” not in ministry and not out on the front lines…. doesn’t matter. That’s not how this works and we got educated on that the hard way.

If you are even remotely trying to walk with the Lord you have a bullseye on your back because Satan is about robbing, killing, and destroying and if he can shipwreck Christians to a point of ineffectiveness or worse than he’s all for it and that’s what he is going to do.  We all need to remember Ephesians 6 and 1 John 4 and I highly recommend an in-depth study of these as soon as you can.  A friend of mine made a very good point about the Armor of God in Ephesians 6: It’s never supposed to come off.

If God has you in a position where all you can do is pray…then do it with all your might. Prayer is SO underestimated and undervalued it’s not even funny.

God always knows what He is doing even if we don’t!

CONCLUSION:

In the hopefully not too distant future, Lord willing, more detailed blog entries will be going up about all of these things.

Stay in prayer and stay in the Bible as much as you can. If you’re having a tough time and we all do at least work into the Psalms and the book of John. If you have to read the same sentence repeatedly to get something out of it then do it. Fight through. It’s about a relationship, not religion. Religion stifles, stagnates, chokes, and kills. That’s the exact opposite of what the Bible teaches and what the Gospel is about regardless of what names and permutations it comes under. Fear, works, guilt, “improve  your status with God”, earn/keep your salvation… the focus is about “me” in all of those things instead of “God” and that means you need to get away from it.  This, too, goes to some of what this last year was about for us.

The saving Gospel of Jesus Christ which is spelled out very cleanly in John 3 and especially starting with verse 16 and 1 Corithians 15 guarantees that you will be protected and taken above and/or through anything in His peace and love. There isn’t much time left to make that decision. It’s the most important decision you will ever make. Why wait any longer?  Decide where you want to spend eternity because eternity is one blink away.