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

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

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

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

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

Take the time to read it all for yourselves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A sampling and overview:

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

 

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

 
MIDDLE EAST:

Speaking of hate speech:

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

Watch the entire video for yourself.

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

ISRAEL AND SUNNIS MAKING NICE?:

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

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

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

Strange bedfellows. Just another day in the Middle East.

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4-18-16: Too much shakin’ going on

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

LOSS OF CULTURE AND SOCIETY:

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

The first gender neutral bathroom at the White House.

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

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

BIRTH PANGS:

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

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

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

Compelling drone footage out of Japan of post quake damage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

See also:

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

MIDDLE EAST:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this same vein:

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

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

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

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

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

TEMPLE MOUNT:

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

RUSSIA:

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

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

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

 

IRAQ:

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

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

HIGH TECH/BIG BROTHER:

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

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

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

HIGH STRANGENESS:

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

The Bosnia sphere.  

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

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

Stories like these make me chuckle.

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

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

 

4-11-16: Monday’s Overload

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHINA AND CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On that same note from last week:

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

Israel and China increase cooperation

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

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

MIDDLE EAST:

SYRIA:

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

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

Meanwhile:

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

Syria Defies Russia in Bid to Keep Assad

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

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

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

ISRAEL:

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

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

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

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

BIG BROTHER:

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

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

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

HIGH STRANGENESS:

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

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

PARTING THOUGHT:

2 Peter 3. We are living it now.

 

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

DOUBLE STANDARD ON GHASTLY TRAGEDIES:

In a Facebook prophecy group someone wrote the following:

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

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

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

BACK IN NOVEMBER 2015:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIDDLE EAST:

TURKEY:

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

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

ISRAEL ENCOURAGES CITIZENS TO LEAVE TURKEY

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

 

ISRAEL

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

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

TEMPLE:

Temple Institute Inaugurates Registry of Biblically Eligible Kohanim

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

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

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

ODDITY:

Temple of Baal reproduction coming to Times Square

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

3-17-16: While we have been distracted

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

 

MIDDLE EAST:

ISIS:

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

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

 

TURKEY-RUSSIA-KURDS MESS:

Note the dates and timestamps on the stories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

HIGH STRANGENESS?:

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

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

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

EXHORTATIONS, PRAYERS, and ENCOURAGEMENT:    

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

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

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.

2-18-16: Terrorism in the Heartland of America

COLUMBUS OHIO TERRORIST ATTACK UPDATE:

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/02/18/breaking-ohio-restaurant-targeted-in-machete-terror-attack-will-close-owner-living-in-fear

Follow up and presumably a sad conclusion to what I have been tracking on this since the story broke. See the opening segment with links here: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/2-13-16-a-new-cold-war/

This was terrorism in the heartland of America and the media is not coming near it.

Gee, I wonder why?

This makes me sick.

This was just another “domestic incident”, right?    The mainstream media will never touch this after their initial whitewash the day after this attack happened.

Please take that link for the story that I posted above and spam that story all over creation.

If you read my pet peeve in my last blog entry…   https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/2-16-16-interesting-sequence-overload/    the terrorists win if you don’t do that.  Just kidding. 🙂

There is nothing to worry about in ‘Murica.     So and so politician and/or SC justice would have/ will fix it all.

It speaks volumes to me that as volatile as the region is that Israel exists in for reason you all are well aware of…despite all of that…this gentleman STILL feels like he is going to be safer there instead of in the “heartland of America.”

I have to wonder if he’s received threats past this incident as well.

I have to wonder if he’s right in his assessment.  I have this sinking suspicion that he is.

Anyone awake yet?

WAR ON CASH:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-political-war-on-cash-1455754850

If that link doesn’t work, use this:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-18/end-economic-liberty-war-cash-wont-end-well

I think the prophetic implications here are obvious by going cashless. The talking points are predictable: Limit crime, more convenient, etc. etc.

Among other things, history and the Bible both prove that crime and all sin well predate cash.

GLOBALISM:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-idUSKCN0VR00V?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter

“Now or Never for Britain.”    in regards to the EU.   Why this urgency?   Keep an eye on this.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/frances-antiterrorism-powers-prompt-debate-over-scope-1455807915?mod=e2tw

France’s Antiterrorism Powers Prompt Debate Over Scope

They should be. I remember during and after the Paris attacks they went to essentially martial law in Paris at the drop of a hat. I remember even on Fox News, Shephard Smith was  having a coronary about how they took over the media and everything else.  He even said “martial law” and I suspect he was right.

Naturally none of that was conveniently ever mentioned again along with some other details.  Like the USA after 9-11, every conceivable opportunity to muscle up the government and max out and extend the “state of emergency” were exploited, looked for, and taken.

I do look at the Paris attacks and what happened after them and wonder if that’s a sneak preview of sorts for the rest of us.  We’ll see if we have those elections. What’s next?  I just have to wonder…

http://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-just-launched-a-massive-military-exercise-2016-2

SAUDIS LAUNCH LARGEST MILITARY EXERCISE IN THEIR ENTIRE HISTORY

The Saudis have just performed their largest war game in their entire history. This is conjunction with them jumping in with the Turks to potentially get involved in Syria. They are serious.

I keep seeing different sources bang the “Turkey and ISIS are together” drum but I’m not 100 percent sure if it’s propaganda or true.  If it’s true then people better think long and hard before getting involved in this mess.

HIGH STRANGENESS:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-wlyJWjLCc

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzSkJrUZbPA

That is some pretty amazing looking footage.  I would like to have it vetted.

IF that is legitimate then I have a very hard time swallowing that as a meteor shower or some other mundane phenomenon.

The best dissent I have seen on this so far is:

This is a classic video of skydivers–civilian or military with flares attached to their feet–protected by metal of course. Look closely and you can see when the chutes open and begin to maneuver. At one point you can just see the outline of one of the chutes (they are rectangular). Also note the area is full of military facilities and, as I recall, an air base. Airborne Ranger…retired.

^^ I have a second person, a known UFO expert, who privately agreed with this assessment.

I defer to the experts on this.   Just figured I’d put it out there.
From Facebook.

Brien Foerster

2-17-2016

For those of you that saw the recent post about a bizarre winged being in a jar that I posted today; the full story will be coming out soon on Watchers 10. After that comes out, I will post ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT.”

It was an accident but some of us saw this and believe me jaws dropped, tongues wagged, and it was chaos and bedlam in the best way possible.   For the less than 5 minutes I was able to see it before it was wisely and correctly retracted, I will never forget it and I can’t wait to dive into Watchers 10 from L.A. Marzulli, Richard Shaw and the rest of the gang to take this thing on.   Y’all better be prepared to see something you have never seen before and I mean it.

Yes, it’s real.

NEAT ARCHAEOLOGY:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208166#.VsYvR3lf3yY

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208176#.VsYvOnlf3yY

Two big finds out of Israel this week!

 

PERSONAL:

This was a great comment from a friend of mine in the context of discussing politics, judge’s deaths, and so forth:

“That whole “last hope” thing bothers me too. I thought we trusted the Lord? Well, I ask that when I see Christians fretting about it.”

Way too much of this going on.  Are we looking for a man to solve it all or do we trust in the Lord first?  I’m not talking about checking out of civic responsibility either, but can we get real, please?

If the whole kit and caboodle is or was riding on one 80-year-old judge or electing a politician, guess what? It was already long gone anyways which is certainly my strong contention.
The winds of technocracy, socialism, other -isms, and most importantly globalism have been blowing strong for many decades and there is NO turning back now.   I just don’t see how it could be otherwise and believe me  I’ve tried.

Look up these passages at your leisure:  2 Timothy 1:7 (the hysteria and shrillness do not speak to this), Psalm 2 (Does God sound like He can be worried or surprised here?),  Galatians 5:22  (I pray every day for the HS to crank these out because I can’t do it)

Where is all of that? For all of us?   Where is the faith?  Will the Son of Man find any when He returns?

Notice the all-inclusive language like “us” and “we.”  I’m looking in the mirror first. 🙂

 

SPEAKS FOR ITSELF:

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/babies/sonogram-shows-dying-twin-holding-unborn-sisters-hand/news-story/a9587b5e876b065bf1281e7542fd3cad