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! 🙂

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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).”

 

Daily Round Up 11-30-2015: Post Thanksgiving Blow Off

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6973/palestinian-intifada-goal

Don’t miss this excellent article from GatesOnline about the real goal of Palestinian Intifada. This site has been on a roll as of late with excellent news articles and analysis.

ISRAEL:

These developments over the weekend caught my attention:

http://www.debka.com/article/25048/Russian-S-400-missiles-turn-most-of-Syria-into-no-fly-zone-halt-US-air-strikes
and

http://www.timesofisrael.com/russian-deployment-of-s-400-in-syria-unlikely-expert-says/
Details about Russia’s new S4000 missile placements.

Take note:

“Its placement in Latakia would grant Russia aerial oversight over practically all of Syria, Lebanon and Cyprus, over half of Turkey, parts of Iraq and Jordan — and, of course, Israel: Planes flying in and out of Ben Gurion International Airport — approximately 395 kilometers (245 miles) from Latakia — would be within Russian sights.”
and then
http:/www.timesofisrael.com/yaalon-russian-jet-breached-israeli-airspace-not-shot-down/

I understand a certain pragmatism and sophisticated geopolitical relations taking place here and I greatly appreciate there is much that I do not have privy to.  As someone who feels like I’m seeing a lot of Ezekiel 38 stage setting happening before my eyes and despite however smart and clever I think Netanyahu is my concern here is: Putin is also very smart and I’m personally convinced he is being driven by a rather powerful principality of sorts.  I can’t help but wonder if I’m seeing a potential confidence and lull here that might be the set up for the eventual blindside when Ezekiel 38 finally happens.   I just find myself feeling a little disconcerted seeing this.   A bit too cozy for my comfort level.

 

TURKEY and RUSSIA:
http://www.news.com.au/world/putin-slaps-sanctions-on-saddened-turkey-after-fighter-jet-shot-down/news-story/bdb98827154546ac7a3ac851fcea55b0

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Kremlin-says-Putin-fully-mobilised-to-tackle-threat-from-Turkey-435630

http://www.debka.com/article/25048/Russian-S-400-missiles-turn-most-of-Syria-into-no-fly-zone-halt-US-air-strikes

It’s amazing what can happen when you hit someone where it always hurts the most: Their wallets.

This what Russia has done to Turkey in a very short amount of time in anger over the shooting down of their plane over Turkey airspace. Early on, Erdogan was writing checks with his mouth that could never be cashed and practically threatening fire and brimstone.

In 24 hours the rhetoric and tone have completely changed to something considerably more contrite and humble.  Erdogan’s amazing flip-flop and tone change on rhetoric inside of 24 hours is downright laughable. I think Erdogan is starting to get the message that he really doesn’t want to play big ball with Mr. Putin and write checks with his mouth that he can’t cash.   Erdogan should consider himself fortunate if this is the extent of the response from the Russians.

 

INTERNET HAPPENINGS:

Rant 1:

There is a noticeable uptick on social media and other Internet outlets of people with amazingly thin skins…yeah, right…. people deliberately trolling and lurking Christian ministries and other conservative outlets looking for an excuse to cry foul because they are “offended” to see if they can get things censored and shut down.  I have become aware of a very recent event involving a popular Messianic Christian ministry who found themselves censored on YouTube because apparently they hurt some Muslim poor widdle feelings telling the truth about the so-called religion of peace which you need a lobotomy if you really believe that tripe.

It’s coming, folks.  That is a form of persecution when your 1st Amendment free speech rights are thrown on fire at the altar of political correctness right behind an astounding body count, incidentally.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/globalwarming/11395516/The-fiddling-with-temperature-data-is-the-biggest-science-scandal-ever.html

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever
New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming

A complete sham but it’s practically religion for the proponents and I mean exactly that on any and all levels.  Don’t believe me? Get into an argument with a person that’s all on board with this.

I look at this Climate Change Global Summit and all that’s missing…you can practically see his outline… is the AntiChrist himself. He’s the only thing missing from all of this.

Even Putin rightly calls this out for the farce that it is.

For the sake of the argument:  http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-hit-by-severe-pollution-as-climate-talks-start-1448887311?mod=e2tw&alg=y

China and India are far and away the worst polluting offenders on the planet by any standard!  The West can’t light a candle to them on this but somehow it’s supposed to all be on the Americans and the EU to lock down more carbon taxes and all the rest of this blatant globalist control?

If that double standard alone doesn’t tip you off that something is amiss here even if you are all on board with this then nothing will. By their own standards this all doesn’t make sense.

“Climate change and ‘lack of jobs’ ” are the reasons we have terrorism according to our ivory tower liars that masquerade as leaders here in the West.  Give me a break.    You need a lobotomy if you really believe this kind of tripe.

 

LAWLESSNESS:

Rant 2:  

As usual we see a violent crime of some sort happen and the bodies aren’t even cold yet and out comes the American Pharoah…no offense to that fine horse… and certain other people in government banging the confiscate and control the guns drum the following morning after the tragedy.

They don’t even bother to wait 24 hours after an incident and everyone wonders why there is a growing number of “conspiracy theorists”?

I realize I’m asking too much from a bunch of Chicago gangster thugs, at best, with this low-grade Communist Caliphate we are increasingly living under…what an unholy mix… but how about just a modicum of class and decency out of respect for the dead and the grieving can we wait at least 24 hours before hitting the anti-Constitutional demagoguery?

How about the arm-chair know it alls on the Internet:  How about waiting more than a handful of hours after something like this happens before wailing about false flags, psyops, crisis actors and all the rest of your chicken little nonsense that you can’t prove and there is NO WAY you could know that quickly?  I’ve seen this as quick as 30 minutes after something: False flag! Psy ops!  MKULTRA!

I don’t care how well you know how to splice together youtube footage and use After Effects for the win.  If I had a dollar for how many times someone showed me a youtube video from some nobody like it was supposed to mean something to me I’d be a very wealthy man by now.
Imagine a world of basic decency where no political arguing and demagoguery happened at least before the next of kin were even notified when one of these tragedies happened?

I have a tin foil hat handy but some people really could stand to loosen the strands up a notch on theirs and allow a little more blood flow to their brains. Enough of the hype and fear.   It’s doing the entire concept a disservice whether intended or not.

Just because it’s different than what the mainstream media is saying doesn’t automatically make it true.

 

GREED AND AVARICE:

Rant 3:

These stories are all over the place.

I take satisfaction in seeing news stories of dwindling Black Friday and even Thanksgiving sales in favor of the Internet. Excellent. Great news.

It’s the same people and the same lot who just so happen to now come out on Thanksgiving afternoons and evenings. It’s bleeding a stone. Black Friday has always been overhyped anyways.  The savings really aren’t that great and the inventory selection for said savings is a joke.

Let me buy a 40 inch $200 Chi-Com TV from a no name brand that might burn my house down when I turn it on and get in a brawl with a guy because it’s on flash sale at 5 am for $140.  Good luck with that but that’s what we’re about.

I have nothing but contempt for all sides in that equation. It’s a chicken and egg argument: The greedy corporations who all have Internet sites you can shop on anytime you want anyways and the people who go out to these stores and encourage it on that day. Shame on all of you. Really.  What about spending some time with your families that you never see?  How about actually taking a moment to catch  your breath and think… oh wait…we can’t have that. Then there might be some reckoning and then we get depressed and have to go anesthetize that, too.   Just take another pill and drink another beer.

A Paris style attack could happen here in ‘Murica!  at any time but we’re more worried about fighting with someone in a mall over some cheap Chi-Com product that will be in the trash can in six months anyways.  Get real.

It’s no wonder the West can be invaded without so much as a shot being fired.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS:

How does this encourage and edify people in their walks with the Lord and/or lead them to the Lord?  I am trying to run that question against myself on a more deliberate basis and to that end… this blog entry may very well fall short of that and I apologize but sometimes you just have to cut loose a little bit.    If today has to be a bit of double edged sword time for me then so be it and I accept that.  I should be held to that same standard so if I failed that today I want to know about it. 🙂
My friend Pam on Facebook…she knows who she is… came up with this image roughly a year ago. I don’t know if she created it but whoever deserves credit for this: Hats off!   It’s an amazing image that speaks for itself and you better believe that’s coming soon. It can’t happen fast enough.

The Daily Round-Up: 11-24-2015

PROPHECY:

Middle East:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/11/24/turkish-f-16-shoots-down-russian-fighter-jet-near-syria-border/

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4730177,00.html

https://www.rt.com/news/323262-putin-downing-plane-syria/

“He said, she said…”

A gutsy play by Turkey and a person that I increasingly believe is a delusional megalomaniac: Erdogan.  I certainly sympathize with sovereign territory and sovereign space and the truth about this will ultimately come out.  Considering what an obvious sham the recent Turkey elections were right on through to Erdogan taking over the media and an impossibly high number of “support votes”, it’s very clear that his aims are to be a strong arm dictator.  No one wins over 90 percent of the vote. Let’s get real here.

I wouldn’t shed a tear if Putin decided to check him and show him what a real strong arm is all about.    You don’t play big ball with the Russian bear, Mr. Erdogan.   Wise up.

If Putin is prepared to respond to Turkey’s actions here as “aiding and accomplishing the terrorists” then this cannot end well…for Erdogan.

https://www.rt.com/news/323284-lavrov-cancels-visit-turkey/

I’m not going to read into things too much but Turkey and Egypt are countries that ultimately end up in the Ezekiel 38 alliance along with the Russians, Syrians, and Iranians.   Lavarov mentions both Turkey and Egypt together in a negative light so far as terrorism goes. In the growing context of this developing story I really just have to wonder what will happen here. The Russians are clearly in a mood and a mode to not tolerate nonsense and I would not want to be on the wrong end of that equation.

How do we get from point A to point B?   I think that process is in play now and it’s just a question of how long it takes.

TEMPLE MOUNT:

I am still trying to wrap my brain around the Iranians running a sophisticated war games scenario that involves taking over the Temple Mount.  I don’t have to be an expert in military affairs to know that a lot of time, effort, and money goes into war game scenarios and most if not all militaries on the planet do not like to waste time and energy on frivolity.  Listen to Gary Stearman at Prophecy Watchers get into this far better than I ever could.  I personally think the ramification are beyond staggering and we simply cannot get away from this: The Temple Mount is a growing geopolitical hotbed issue NOW.  Not in 20 years. Not in 50 years. NOW.

A growing number of people both in out of Christendom feel…for lack of a better term… that we have crossed a threshold in more ways than one and I am definitely one of those people. Stay vigilant. Stay in prayer and in the Word of God each day and if that doesn’t apply to you then I am humbly asking you to start looking into these things because outside of the context of the Bible our world makes no sense on even the most basic and broad of levels.

THANKSGIVING:

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – 2Timothy 1:7

We live in a world of fear and anxiety and everyone is crying for “peace and safety” at any cost. Sound familiar? It should. Jesus said those would be the conditions on the ground in the season leading up to His return.

I wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving and safe travels if you must.  Keep your head on a swivel and don’t ignore anything out of the ordinary. You may save lives.

If you are believer in Yeshua/Jesus Christ as your savior you can cling to this promise. I know I’ve had to on an ever increasing, day by day basis and I’m very thankful that I can do that as is my family.

We all tend to operate with very short term memories when it comes to remembering how the Lord has provided for us and taken us through varying trials and tribulations. I’m guilty as charged and put myself at the head of that line.   2015 was a very challenging year for the family and some of you reading this are aware of just how much more specifically. At some point before long I will be posting at least one write up that goes into further detail about it but it’s a write up that needs prayer and care because it needs to be something that exhorts, edifies, warns, and ultimately encourages all that read it.

We all have a lot to to be thankful for. 🙂    I like what I’ve seen some of my friends doing lately like Sharon Gilbert with the daily “things I’m thankful” entries and I am going to borrow a little bit out of that page for myself.    It really does make a difference to make a deliberate effort to really reflect on things to be grateful for. (not speaking just materially at all!)

As some of you may recall, 2015 was a challenging year for us on a wide variety of levels and especially on the spiritually challenging level.    We are very thankful three months and change out of the end of that mess just how the Lord really took us through all of it and how He did often times despite ourselves which is a key point.

We weren’t at our best to say the least but that gives me a new appreciation for passage that talk about how “when I am weak, He is strong” and so forth.

I am definitely grateful for the friends that I have made over time via this medium.  I’m someone who is notorious for saying “if I can’t meet them in real life, then it doesn’t really count”  and I’ve been forced to change that concept over time to the point that I’d have to admit that some of my closest friends that I keep in touch with are thanks to social media.    I have been blessed to meet some of you real life at least once and I hope that trend continues.   I wish we all weren’t separated by such vast distances.

The prayer support has been huge on numerous occasions and I know it’s what took us through this year whether it was my mother’s downright miraculous process through the hip surgery back in May… who gets that done and walks a week later and barely needs physical therapy at near 70 years old with advanced arthritis and so forth? It just doesn’t happen.

Most importantly I am grateful that I am a sinner saved by the grace and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and I can claim Him as such through no effort or merit on my part whatsoever and I can approach the throne of God in prayer solely because of Him.   There is nothing more important in life for any of us than to make that decision and I pray that if you are reading this to please look into these things, ask tough questions, and dig for the truth.

Psalm 107:1:  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.

The Daily Round-Up 11-11-15

I want to take a moment to express my utmost gratitude to any and all United States military veterans and current active personnel for their service.

ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/ISIS-in-Sinai-threatens-to-attack-Israel-432684

ISIS in Sinai threatens to attack Israel.

Again.  That’s a given isn’t it? ISIS threatening Israel?

At some point these constant threats and nickel and dime rocket attacks are going to escalate past that to a point of no return. These types can’t help themselves.  People wonder “Well, what about this Sunni vs Shi’ite conflict?”  and I say who cares? Nothing unites Islam faster than hate of Jews and Israel.

We see Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 trapping and stage setting all over the place now. How many more years or decades do you want to put on this hot bed and especially with the Temple Mount issue being a point of contention as well?  What’s the over/under?  I’m liking the under more with each passing day.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Bill-to-keep-boycotters-out-of-Israel-clears-hurdle-432679

Good for Israel. Boycott the boycotters.  What a bunch of nonsense this BDS is. When are you boycotters going to throw your smartphones that you live and die by in the trash can because guess where all that sweet tech came from?  Adios iPhone! LOL right.

RUSSIA:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/tehran-says-russian-s-300-missiles-on-the-way/?utm_content=buffer19674

Tehran says Russian S-300 missiles on the way
Defense minister says Iranian troops training in Russia to operate the anti-aircraft weapons, which will arrive by the end of 2015

As expected the Russian S-3000 missile deal went through with the Iranians. This Ezekiel 38 alliance sure is looking cozy, isn’t it?    The USA’s void has been filled. The Russians are large,  in charge, and they are not going away. Their influence is everywhere and it will continue to expand.

http://www.debka.com/article/25008/Russian-military-surge-in-Syria-More-helicopters-first-%E2%80%9Cvolunteer%E2%80%9D-combatants
Russian military surge in Syria: More helicopters, first “volunteer” combatants

More overt and aggressive Russian military surging activity in Syria including volunteer combatants. These are the big three.     I especially feel confident about the “under” on the over/under of Isaiah 17 in the near future.

I know that Turkey is eventually supposed to be in that alliance as well and the recent election developments there portend a move in a direction that I fully expect to see them to leave NATO and cross over. It’s just a question of when and how.

SOCIETY:

http://pzfeed.com/8-year-old-boy-in-alabama-charged-with-murder/

8-Year-Old Boy in Alabama Charged With Murder

This is where we are as a society now.  I hate to say how common these types of stories are.   It isn’t just some radical Muslim group somewhere in the mountains with their kids being brainwashed to shoot M16s and kill Jews… those aren’t children… and neither is something like this.   You cease to be a child when you do something like this but when you have kicked God out since the 60s and run several generations on a value system where life has no meaning or value this is what we get to. These are examples of what the Bible means by “seared consciences.”

There is no future there. This is one of seemingly endless items I can point to that clearly indicate a society in its death throes. There is an important point that gets lost which is: This is all over the planet and not just in one country. The planet is ready for judgement and it’s not going to be much longer before the Lord finally turns the page. Why shouldn’t He?  There isn’t a shred of repentance anywhere.

When several generations go on with God kicked out and we are taught to believe that we came from random pond scum over billions of years and nothing has any meaning this is where it gets us.  Oh yeah, and aliens deposited the pond scum there in the first place.  Right. Where did the aliens come from?

I keep hearing all this revival and reprieve talk…  sounds nice but I just don’t see it.

We have been under a reprieve of sorts since at least the 1960s here in the United States and I’m being extremely generous with that figure. Check the abortion rates just since 1973 and let’s get real here.  These days the most dangerous place in the United States is a mother’s womb where we are up to a 1/5 kill rate. Look it up. Life has no value any more.

Where is the repentance? Nowhere.  We’re in the book of Nahum, not Jonah if we’re going to use the Nineveh analogy which I think is more appropriate since it’s Gentile Nation vs. Gentile Nation vs this continued failed attempt to try to suggest that America is either Israel 2 or a replacement for it outright.  No way.   By the way, just because some of the founding fathers may have made a covenant with God doesn’t mean He made one with them.  The only nation He has ever done that with is Israel and He did it with Himself in the book of Genesis. He made that covenant with Himself.  This is a nice overview of the Abrahamic Covenant:  http://www.gotquestions.org/Abrahamic-covenant.html

This is a one shot throughout all history never to be repeated.

Romans 1 is checked off. It’s called abandonment judgement and it’s not just the United States although it’s been more jarring and distinct in the United States because in its brief history of existence it is used to affluence and at least a surface veneer of broadly Judeo-Christian concepts and now that’s all gone.

What are the laws of the Constitution and the United States based on? Biblical principles but since we’ve thrown that all out now… where does that put us?

It’s not a cheery message but while some people are hankering for another organized religion “awakening”…these were mixed bags by the way…or some ultracharismatic “revival” and let’s try and “pause the prophetic timeclock” in some instances which I can’t get that concept at all… no thanks!… I am shamelessly hankering for AR-rival and it can’t happen fast enough. The only way out of this mess is up and I say Come quickly Lord Jesus!

PARTING SHOTS:

1.) This Starbucks Christmas coffee cup thing…who cares?  Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and I’m supposed to get upset about this?  Get real. Don’t like it? Don’t do business with them. Problem solved. They are a rip off anyways.

2.) I can’t believe all these political robo-calls actually work. For us and apparently many other people they have the exact opposite of the intended effect.  That’s why we screen caller ID and turn the phones off when we don’t want to be bothered.  I’ve been amazed at the deer in the headlights reactions I get when I’ve suggested that to people who get so annoyed over this.  It’s not rocket science, folks. It’s ok! You can turn the phones off whenever you want. They are there for YOUR convenience not the other way around!

Imagine turning the smartphones off to get a good night’s sleep at night, too!  gasps

Book Review: On the Trail of the Nephilim 2 by L.A. Marzulli

http://www.amazon.com/review/R14DCAPCVRBZLJ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00D5DZIWY

^^ A number of my remarks from my review of the first book On the Trail of the Nephilim, Volume 1 (On the Trail of the Nephilim, Giant Skeletons & Ancient Megalithic Structures) continue to apply here so I will post that link for the sake of brevity and avoiding repetition.

Here are the key phrases to remember: Preliminary data. Work in progress. Hypothesis. Theory. These are the correct descriptions to apply to what you will see in this book just like its predecessor.Marzulli and his team have never attempted to present any of this as anything else but those above qualifiers contrary to some well intended and not so well intended parties out there.As before this book not only tells but shows thanks to numerous gorgeous full color photos in a high end, high stock 8×11 coffee table style book. Marzulli is able to take a lot of what can be tedious data at times and attempt to boil it down for the laymen like myself to understand. The pictures are critical and go a long ways towards helping this along. It’s a gorgeous 260+ page book chock full of cutting edge information and research that you won’t want to put down once you start digging in. I can guarantee you if you have this out on the coffee table you will have an instant can’t fail conversation starter!I want to highlight just a few of the points of interest that are thoroughly documented in this book for your consideration. Keep in mind these are just the tip of the iceberg of what else you will find in this book that I simply cannot do justice here.1.) Glidden Catalina archive.

Four people blind tested and unawares of one another used different sophisticated techniques on the picture of Glidden standing over a large skeleton and determined that the picture was not a fake in any way and all placed the skeleton at or near the 9 foot tall range.

A six fingered skeleton was also discovered on Catalina and further work need to be done to determine if the six fingers are simply a defect or if there is something more to it since six fingers, six toes, and two sets of teeth are typical Nephilim physical traits. Preliminary measurements, and that’s all they are, suggest a potentially larger than normal human being in these pictures with a bowl laying next to it that is also larger then would be deemed normal.

This book goes into fairly meticulous detail about all of this and thankfully is accompanied by numerous full color pictures to make it easy to follow.

Glidden was a grave digger and everyone knows that he is not someone you would want to hang your hat on sight unseen however if you prefer “despite himself” he cataloged, and documented, and photographed numerous things during the course of his treks that he either had no interest in and/or simply didn’t know what he had come across.

The Glidden collection is largely lost to museums and other outlets and inaccessible to the general public which is a shame. Why is that? Because it threatens the Darwinian viewpoint? Marzulli and his team think so and frankly so do I.

2.) RAMAN Spectroscopy/PRELIMINARY DNA:

Normal human hair control sample vs dyed human hair vs “white hair” taken from an abduction scene that the victim said they were forced to have sex with a hybrid being, and a red hair from a mummy in Peru. You can and should have numerous difficult questions coming up for the scenario described but the point is anomalous physical evidence was left behind.

The RS showed the mummy hair and the “white hair” essentially tracking with each other and matching which is highly suggestive and disturbing in terms of connecting antiquity to modernity. The hypothesis being tested with all of this is that an external party was and still is attempting to mess with the human genome and it ties in to both the Nephilim and the current UFO abduction phenomenon. Marzulli has explored that connection in more detail in numerous other words of his including Watchers 6-8 DVDs and the book Further Evidence. All of this is Biblically based.

3.) Baby fetus skull from Peru museum matches Pervuian Antiques 1842 sketch and cataloging.

The sketch is from Peruvian Antiquities 1842 of a fetus with an elongated skull and teeth. In 1842 no one cared about Nephilim, aliens, or anything else. It was just another day at the office. Their detailed cataloging is in the book and it’s jaw dropping in its potential ramifications. It’s enough detail that I don’t have the space to do it justice. The point here is that this information was cataloged by people who had no dog in the hunt as it were in terms of Nephilim or anything else like that. I really do wonder what became of the skeleton that they sketched and did this thorough write up about. It, too, disappeared never to be seen by the public.

These 1842 authors carefully and meticulously cataloged the skeleton of a fetus from 1842 that had numerous physical anomalies and not the least of which were teeth and an elongated skull that could not have been cradle boarded for obvious reasons: You can’t cradle board something in a womb.

The baby skeleton in Senior Juan’s museum in Paracas is a match in appearance in modernity for what was described in the 1842 sketch.

Glidden had a picture of a mother and baby skeleton with elongated skulls in a grave as well. How do fetuses and young babies get cradle boarded? Answer: They don’t so that opens the door to more questions and potential ramifications.

There is a “uniformity” to the anomalies. Why do we keep seeing this elongated head motif? Where did it come from? Why is it found all over the planet?

4.) Native American Tradition

This could potentially be a game changer for more reasons than one. For the Native Americans giants in the history and their oral traditions are a matter of fact history. Native Americans’ oral tradition is extremely important to them and not something taken lightly. What becomes more telling is when some of their accounts are in references to red headed giants from way back when that would approximate the time period Joshua and Caleb hit the Levant on God’s orders and if the theory is correct some of the giants were able to flee and scatter. Red headed giants also show up in Paracas in their older accounts. Little is truly known about the Paracas Andean culture that was around approximately 800 B.C. thereabouts and there are enough archaeological remnants of theirs left behind that lend themselves to intriguing questions and a possible connection to all of the rest of this.Certain types of themes and concepts keep showing up all over the world and it begs for further scrutiny. Furthermore and more importantly some Native American tribes have potential knowledge and whereabouts of giant remains and Marzulli and his team are trying to carefully work with them to be allowed to have access to these sites. For myself personally this is potentially some of the most exciting part of this research on the bubble as of the date I write this. The chatter is that there is at least one site where a giant is known to be buried under the purview of a certain tribe that Marzulli and his team may get access to if all goes well. Stay tuned.FURTHER THOUGHTS:
The source of potential frustration on all sides of this: Research costs time and money. Proper science and academia process demands a certain protocol and a certain order of operations. Things like DNA testing cost a king’s ransom.I think any fair hearing of their material will show that they have taken great pains to indicate that what they have so far is simply a process in the scientific method where they are gathering evidence to test a hypothesis. The hypothesis is that when Joshua and Caleb finally hit the Promised Land to clear it out in the book of Joshua that some of the Nephilim Giants were able to escape and scatter all over the planet.With two of these books out in the open and hours of detailed interviews and videos I think it’s high time and fair to say that the burden of proof is on the skeptics and wannabe debunkers to offer a counterpoint of their own physical evidence and on site research. Thus far they have not produced anything remotely comparable. I respect healthy skepticism since I tend to engage in it quite often myself but there is also a matter of being fair, intellectually honest, and if you are that certain that your view is correct then with all due respect there is a point where you need to put your money where your mouth is and show it, not just tell it. That is the scientific method. That is how we all learned something. Take a hypothesis and bang it up from all sides and see what comes out on the other side.I highly recommend Marzulli’s research if this sort of subject matter is of even a remote interest to you. I have an interest in it in a larger tapestry of Bible and Bible prophecy study and I have a very short list of people I trust with this sort of subject matter and he is on that list at the top along with Russ Dizdar at Shatter the Darkness and Gary Stearman at Prophecy Watchers.

If you want to get a bigger picture of where all of this fits in then I highly recommend the following:

GIANTS: Revealing the Agenda of the Fallen Cherub: http://lamarzulli.net/nephilim-mounds-2.php

^^ I attended this conference personally. This is the gold standard on the entire subject and Gary Stearman’s presentations in particular are THE biblical bellwether for all time in my humble opinion.

Watchers 6: http://lamarzulli.net/the-watchers-6-dvd.php

Watchers 7: http://lamarzulli.net/the-watchers-7-dvd.php

Watchers 8: http://lamarzulli.net/watchers-8-dvd.php

I can guarantee you that you will be challenged in a constructive way, edified, and blessed. Thanks for reading!

Book Review: Redeemed Unredeemable by Tom Horn and Donna Howell

This book will challenge your perspective and sensitivities. It most certainly did mine. This book puts to the test in very sharp relief Scriptures about what is and isn’t “the unpardonable sin” and how “God’s ways are higher than ours.”As other reviewers have rightly stated: This is a generous book from a generous author or really authors because it was both Tom Horn and Donna Howell collaborating. Be on the lookout for a special testimony at the end of the book from Donna.

Let’s face it: Most of us have and would look at any of these people on the news and throw the switch without a second thought and that’s perfectly understandable. The authors themselves are no exceptions to that and make note of it. Thankfully for all of our sakes that is not how God operates. This book takes all of that and truly puts it to the test with situations that any of us would deem hopeless, impossible, and utterly beyond salvage.

What do all of these criminals highlighted in this book have in common besides their nefarious actions? They all apparently made professions of Christ and at least some of them had complete changes in life and personality changes after being jailed that never went away like you would expect with a faker. Pardon the cliche but the book really does take a “we report, you decide” stance on the accounts and leaves it at that.

This is not a forensic book nor is it a criminology book so we are mercifully spared the gory details of the crimes although what the crimes were are discussed with care and tact.

This book very carefully lays out as much unbiased fact as possible of the people and leaves it up to the reader to try and carefully gauge what they are looking at in regards to each person. The admonition of “only God can judge people’s hearts” is repeated often and for good measure because there are a few of these where I really wasn’t terribly sure. There are some other testimonies in here that bowled me over and left me with no doubts that the person was saved.

Make no mistake about it: There are consequences for sins and all of these people faced those consequences and many of them admitted that they deserved to face those consequences even if it meant death.

I found myself in a position where you are arguing with yourself and making occasional exclamations out loud to yourself while reading because there are definitely some situations described where I personally don’t know how the profession and total life changing conversion could be anything but genuine. Be prepared to be surprised. Be prepared to be knocked out of a comfort zone like I was. Be prepared to have a new awareness and sensitivity on a number of levels after reading this book.

There is one profile in here where I found myself at the end of it with an amazing amount of sympathy for the individual and an even dimmer view for a now former POTUS but I digress. I think this particular account might be the most moving and compelling out of all of them but each account is unique and powerful in its own way.

We have no idea what most people live with day by day and what damage can be done. That isn’t an excuse. This book takes GREAT pains to not play the “well, they had a messed up childhood” excuse card. The authors balance a careful lack of excuses and pity for actions but take a careful and sympathetic look at a number of backgrounds that clearly show abuse and neglect and it’s a simple of matter of fact that the human psyche on its own can only take so much without fallout and collateral damage.

I think it takes a lot of courage to put out a book like this because it’s not an easy stance to take and it’s not a popular one to take. It’s much more comfortable to go with the idea of “serial killer, doomed, forget about it” but God is bigger than that and I think you will find some absolutely incredible and jaw dropping changes that only God Himself could do out of the pits of some of the most deranged and hopeless pits one could ever find themselves in. Only God could fix it. Only God could heal it. Be prepared to find yourself praising God in amazement at the end of this book while being shell-shocked at the same time. I’ll admit for at least two of these I was like “Come on, no way. THIS guy?” Yes, if we take God at His Word and only He knows people’s hearts…if it’s genuine…then yes, “that guy.” That is the takeaway from this book and it truly is a mind blowing one to contemplate.

I am left wondering myself: How many people have I run across in my life that have issues at home and backgrounds that I simply wasn’t aware of. The kid that I knew in school that was picked on by the jocks just because he was different and he ended up coming to school in his last year wearing a black glove on his right hand as a “symbol” and telling my sister that it was only because he was a Christian that he wasn’t going to do anything violent but he was sorely tempted. That’s a warning, folks. That’s a warning that all of us should have taken more seriously back then. This is was pre Columbine and praise the Lord nothing ever happened but it most certainly could have. How many more of these are out there?

If the authors ever want to revisit this subject for another book it would be a challenge but there are accounts of certain Nazis and other historically infamous people like that who allegedly repented and accepted Christ as well and those accounts at least as mind blowing and comfort zone challenging as what’s in this book. It truly is amazing and faith building to see the Lord save even the lowest of deviants and witness it happen and have it documented which I think absolutely happened with some of these people.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough. I think it’s amazing account of testimonials and potentially changed lives that gives fully glory to the Lord through a saving relationship in Jesus Christ. Only He could do something like this.