The day is still young while I post this. I won’t be surprised if I have to revise and expand this throughout the day and/or in the comments area below.
Today’s theme Scripture is:
1 Corinthians 3:19
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
Couple that with Psalm 2 for some encouragement and perspective. 🙂
With that in place….hang on tight!
Wheee! I can control a remote control car with my brain! Guess what? DARPA has been working on this for decades. What’s still classified? 10-40 years ahead of the streets, just remember that.
I CAN’T MAKE IT UP:
Russia wants to fly surveillance planes over US with advanced cameras, congressional staffer says
“Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.”
Obama will say yes. He may even pop for some of the gas.
This is a done deal one way or the other because let’s face it: The Russians have been doing provocative flybys and whatever they want anyways with no recourse so let’s not kid ourselves: This has likely been going on for some time.
BREAKING: US, Russia agree on plan for cease-fire in Syria to start Saturday.
^^ For whatever this may be worth. Likely not much. “Cease fire” “red line”…it’s all the same thing.
I’m betting they didn’t get ISIS to agree to this “cease-fire” so I don’t really see the point or purpose to this.
NATO Warns Turkey It Won’t Support Ankara in Conflict With Russia
This news is something I’ve been waiting to see publicly and now here are the first inklings of it.
NATO is not going to go to bat or put their necks out for Erodgan’s insanity. If Turkey goes into Syria they are on their own and as a citizen of the NATO country does almost all of the heavy lifting I am very relieved to see this indicator.
The other takeaway for me here is my repeated refrain of: How do we get Turkey to eventually join its eventual Ezekiel 38 allies: Russia, Syria, and Iran? I think we just took a step closer to finding out. Russia has been patiently dotting its i’s, crossing its t’s…it even went to the UN Security Council last week to air its complaints. I believe that Putin is waiting to let Erdogan hang himself past a point of no return. If Turkish and eventually Saudi troops enter Syria he will have no qualms treating them as enemy combatants and targets the same as everything else they have been going after since October 2015. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him expand his air bomb campaigns into Turkish territory as well and especially since this “Turkey is in bed with ISIS” narrative is gaining steam.
Listen to Erdogan for yourselves.
Putin would definitely disagree with this concept. I’m not sure he and perhaps the Saudis really get it. If they go into Syria they will be dealing with Iranians…far from pushovers…and the Russians.
I continue to marvel at Erdogan’s obsession against the Kurds as well and I stand by my cautious/tight concept of: The Kurds are the group we should be supporting out of any of these people in that particular mess.
Sidebar anecdote: Someone reminded me that the Kurds are the closest thing we have to descendants of the original Medes. That’s interesting. 🙂
ISIS terrorist attack kills at least 122 and injures many more.
Don’t forget: They are everywhere or are well on their way. They are the wild card in this Middle East cauldron that makes everything “all bets are off.”
I thin it’s a safe bet that ISIS is not going to regard any “cease-fire” agreements, either.
A very timely and up to date discussion on Prophecy Watchers between Gary Stearman and Middle East expert Bill Salus that does all of this thousands of times more justice than I can do on this blog. This is part 1. I would expect part 2 within the next few weeks. Stay tuned. 🙂
Smartphones to replace cards at bank machines
This is the interim step. After this comes chips. If I have a chip on me it can’t be stolen, hacked, and there is no number or password to worry about. Doesn’t that sound safe and convenient?
Gradualism. Frog in a slowly boiling pot approach at least for now. In general and in any category you wish to name I perceive a noticeable uptick in speed and frequency of that boiling effect. Kind of like…birth pangs?
China is buying up foreign companies left and right
Whatever financial issues they have been having it obviously hasn’t slowed them down a bit. As someone who is in the camp that views them as the leading element of the eventual “Kings of the East” referred to in the Bible I pay attention to any of these kinds of developments.
This article does an excellent job exposing and indicating some rank apostasy in the church that is the inevitable road that Replacement Theology can lead to.
I can’t outdo this commentary in response to this article so I will post it and quote it here:
Sadly, I know several people who would agree with this nonsense. A few of them frequent this Facebook page. The Jewish people have been brought back to the Land, a miracle in itself, in unbelief. It won’t be long before God begins to intervene in their lives in a new way and opens their eyes to His purpose. The prophet Zechariah lays out the coming scenario.
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. (Zech 13:8-9)
Pray for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem. And pray for these biblically ignorant Christians who simply don’t understand the Bible, or the destiny of the Jewish people. “
Frankly this is a more charitable view by and large than mine in regards to these people. I’m at the point I sincerely do not know or understand how people can be Christians and say and do a lot of things and this is certainly a glaring example of it.
Past this: Hitler knew who the Jews were. All of the Arab and Muslim world right now to a man, woman, and suicide bomber knows exactly who the Jews are otherwise…why is everyone attacking the “wrong target?” What’s going on there? .
In that same vein:
ONE WORLD RELIGION:
‘Thou shalt not kill’: Pope Francis calls for worldwide ban on death penalty
This is rich coming from the religious institute that used to burn people at the stake for doing nothing more than wanting to translate the Bible into English for starters.
There was another item of hypocrisy from this past week that I will indicate here with this image that I can’t take any credit for. I have no idea who crafted this image…if you are out there… thanks and I will be happy to give you attribution. IT IS NOT MINE. 🙂
Followed by this Scripture:
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”
What happens here if I take the Pope at his word and hold him to his stated standard? I’ll let you all figure that one out for yourselves.
I sincerely hope and pray that we are very close to the page turning on all of this where we can get to that sequence of Scripture. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and that it entails. 🙂