Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bet on Israel bombing Iran
This much is certain. Whether the President is named Bush, McCain or Obama, he will either have to prepare for war in the Gulf or find a way to bring Iran back into the nation-state system. The day of reckoning is near.

What the world doesn't recognize is that Ahmadinejad is threatening "the apple of God's eye" - Israel. Most people don't see the pit the world is about to step into because of their spiritual blindness. They reject the numerous warnings in the Bible. Pray for the lost around us. We don't know exactly when the final war involving Israel will be fought, but we can see that it is getting perilously close when Israel's enemies are calling for her destruction.

Psalm 83

A song. A psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, do not be silent!
Do not be deaf.
Do not be quiet, O God.
2 Don’t you hear the uproar of your enemies?
Don’t you see that your arrogant enemies are rising up?
3 They devise crafty schemes against your people;
they conspire against your precious ones.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation.
We will destroy the very memory of its existence.”
5 Yes, this was their unanimous decision.
They signed a treaty as allies against you—
6 these Edomites and Ishmaelites;
Moabites and Hagrites;
7 Gebalites, Ammonites, and Amalekites;
and people from Philistia and Tyre.
8 Assyria has joined them, too,
and is allied with the descendants of Lot.

9 Do to them as you did to the Midianites
and as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
10 They were destroyed at Endor,
and their decaying corpses fertilized the soil.
11 Let their mighty nobles die as Oreb and Zeeb did.
Let all their princes die like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 for they said, “Let us seize for our own use
these pasturelands of God!”
13 O my God, scatter them like tumbleweed,
like chaff before the wind!
14 As a fire burns a forest
and as a flame sets mountains ablaze,
15 chase them with your fierce storm;
terrify them with your tempest.
16 Utterly disgrace them
until they submit to your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be ashamed and terrified forever.
Let them die in disgrace.
18 Then they will learn that you alone are called the Lord,
that you alone are the Most High,
supreme over all the earth.

Verse 18 says "then they will learn" who the only God is...but it will tragically be too late for them. I feel Christians who are awake today, are like Noah and Lot, about to see God demonstrate his justice on the world.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Regarding the Feast of Trumpets
Wouldn't that be cool?

Luke 21:
36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."

The Feast of Trumpets is Tuesday. Are you ready?

At sundown

Saturday, September 27, 2008

150,000 worship a false god on Mount Moriah, the holy of holies - what must the only God (the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) think?

The US and Russia reached a compromise on Friday to lead a new council effort to condemn Iran's nuclear program, without introducing any new sanctions.

What is that supposed to achieve?! Is this a last warning before military action? (I don't think president Bush is willing).

Happy al Quds day! Iranians mock Holocaust on annual Jerusalem Day
Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" on Friday as Islamist students unveiled a book mocking the Holocaust in an Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day annual parade to show solidarity with the Palestinians. And in Gaza City, the Islamist Hamas movement that has ruled the impoverished Palestinian territory since June 2007 marked the day by calling for more suicide attacks on Israel.

After last night's presidential debate, here's a brief political commercial.

I find it strange - there's also a Canadian federal election going on right now, but I find myself engrossed in the American Presidential election instead. I definitely believe the American election will have a greater influence on me (and my end time beliefs) than the next federal Canadian leader. Canada is such an insignificant player on the world stage, for which I am actually thankful. It means less potential for God's judgment since Canada isn't forcing Israel to concede more land to the 'Palestinians'.

Palin urged to give up candidacy

Associated Press

WASHINGTON–A conservative columnist who welcomed Sarah Palin's entry in national politics says she's proven to be a dud and should step aside as Republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate.

Kathleen Parker, writing in the National Review Online, says her "cringe reflex is exhausted" after watching the Alaska governor stumble through TV interviews and it's become clear to her that Palin is out of her league.

As an unbiased, conservative Canadian viewing the presidential election from the outside, I'd have to agree that unfortunately Palin's ambition is greater than her ability. It's too bad really because there are so many brilliant, capable women out there who could have been considered as McCain's running mate. That's my 2 cents.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Matthew 6:
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history
As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks — Washington Mutual Inc. — has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Now what?

Russia's move to pull out of Iran talks spells end of sanctions
Objections from Moscow, angered by Washington's criticism of its invasion of Georgia, have forced the cancellation of high-level talks on Iran that were scheduled for Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, endangering a fourth round of Security Council sanctions against Iran.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Saw this on the web:

Call it coincidence, or is that just Jewish Geography?

Yes, after yesterday's terror attack at Kikar Tzahal, everyone was asking, "who is connected to who?"

Well, of course the terrorist came from the same neighborhood as the previous Jerusalem terrorists: Jabel Mukhaber.

And the IDF officer that killed him?

Hold on to your chairs.

Lt. Elad Amar who killed the terrorist is a graduate of the Pirchei Aaron Yeshiva High School in Haifa, and his former commander in the Paratrooper unit where he served before moving over to artillery was none other than... David Shapira - the hero of Mercaz Harav.


Lurker adds:

For those not familiar with the details behind the last four major terror attacks in Jerusalem, the incredible nature of the coincidence that Joe is describing might not be entirely obvious. In each one of these four incidents, the bloodshed was ended by the brave action of a quick-thinking person who happened to be present at the scene of the attack. And in each case, the hero was a dati leumi (religious Zionist) person. That itself is a statistical improbabilty. But the full proportions the improbabilities here only start to become clear once one realizes the direct, single degree-of-separation connections beween each of these four people. Here is a brief connect-the-dots guide:

  • David Shapira was a passer-by who, along with Yitzhak Dadon, shot the terrorist in the Merkaz HaRav massacre in Jerusalem on the night of March 6.

  • Moshe Plesser, the passer-by who shot the first bulldozer terrorist in Jerusalem on July 2, is David Shapira's brother-in-law.

  • Yakki Asa-el, the passer-by who shot the second bulldozer terrorist in Jerusalem on July 22, was Moshe Plesser's yeshiva high school teacher.

  • And today, we find out that Elad Amar, who shot the terrorist in the attack last night, served in the Paratrooper unit commanded by David Shapira.
I'm not going to attempt to present an explanation of this incredible triple confluence. I will simply note the obvious: That the likelihood of it being random has got to be infintessimally miniscule.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Former Admiral Kikareas of the Hellenic Navy Comments on the Possibility of a Major World War III
"The world is in danger for a major World War III with nuclear and biological weapons; NATO and its allies must take immediate actions."

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Haaretz: Ex-IDF chief: Israel can't avoid a military confrontation with Iran
Former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Moshe "Boogie" Ya'alon on Sunday said Israel will not be able to avoid a military confrontation with Iran and called on the international community to stand up to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad like they did against Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.

"Today, we in the West are facing the same situation, the lack of decisiveness towards a threat that is no less severe than that which Hitler posed in 1939."

Jerusalem Post: Iran halfway to first nuclear bomb

DEBKAfile: Israeli intelligence revises estimates: Iran fast progressing toward a nuclear bomb

Earlier this week: IAEA shows photos alleging Iran nuclear missile work
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog showed documents and photographs on Tuesday suggesting Iran secretly tried to modify a missile cone to fit a nuclear bomb, diplomats said, and Tehran again dismissed the findings as forged.

And the world has no collective desire to do anything about it. A fourth round of sanctions is doubtful, if not impossible. Russia isn't going to play along. Israel seems abandoned by the world and by the US. Are we rushing toward Gog & Magog? If we are, Lord willing, we will see the last chapter in human existence (how's that for a thought?). What an amazing time to be alive!

Wild ride, wild week. Now what?
...for a generation, Wall Street was held up as a model for the rest of the world of strength, efficiency and transparency. But now, the country's vaunted banking system lies on the brink of ruin. Only the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Board stand in the way of a total collapse with a $1-trillion (U.S.) bailout.

That price is so steep it could wreck the country's finances. At $1-trillion, the rescue would easily eclipse the savings-and-loan workout of the 1980s and 1990s. It would add roughly 10 per cent to the overall public debt of the U.S. government, punting the cost to the future.

“This financial crisis signals the beginning of the decline of the American empire,” said economist Nouriel Roubini of New York University, who has long warned that banks and regulators have hidden the severity of the crisis from investors.

“Over time, the relative economic, financial, military, geo-strategic power of the U.S., and the reserve role of the dollar will significantly decline,” Mr. Roubini said.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Islam continues to spread joy and goodwill toward all man...except if you're an "infidel deserving beheading"...

Truck bomb destroys Marriott in Islamabad, Pakistan

Ah...I'm no accountant...(well, ok actually I am) but something tells me this debt will never be repaid, and America's future has been sold to foreigners. Apparently this week's bank bailouts have just increased this number by as much as $4,000,000,000,000.00 (depending on how much bad debt you consider recoverable). How do you explain this to America's children?

If anyone is curious about Iran's initiation of, and escalation to, WWIII (aka "the end of the world as we know it"), here is an excellent website that monitors Iran's actions and IAEA/UN inaction. Ever so slowly, but surely, we march to that war:

Institute for Science and International Security

Revelation 16:
14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.

15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”

16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.

Jesus Christ the Messiah:
  • only comes back once;
  • comes back under the conditions described around Rev 16:15;
  • will unpleasantly surprise the vast, vast majority;
  • is coming back soon!

Russia, China, Germany reject US evidence of Iran's covert nuke program

IAEA report: Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007) and 1803 (2008) in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Paragraph 23: The Agency, regrettably, has not been able to make any substantive progress on the alleged studies and other associated key remaining issues which remain of serious concern. For the Agency to make progress, an important first step, in connection with the alleged studies, is for Iran to clarify the extent to which information contained in the relevant documentation is factually correct and where, in its view, such information may have been modified or relates to alternative, non-nuclear purposes. Iran needs to provide the Agency with substantive information to support its statements and provide access to relevant documentation and individuals in this regard. Unless Iran provides such transparency, and implements the Additional Protocol, the Agency will not be able to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

DEBKAfile: Ten Russian Warships have docked at Syrian port
Israeli military and naval commanders were taken by surprise by Rear Adm. Andrei Baranov's disclosure that 10 Russian warships are already anchored at the Syrian port of Tartus

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Congratulations American taxpayers-you're the new owners of AIG

Federal Reserve Board lends AIG up to $85 billion and takes an 80% stake
Officials decided they had to act lest the nation's largest insurer file bankruptcy. Such a move would roil world markets since AIG has $1.1 trillion in assets and 74 million clients in 130 countries

AIG troubles could have put $62 trillion (that a "T" as in "Tom") CDS market at risk

A reminder of why Paul wrote to Timothy:

Tell those who are rich in this age not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, let them place their confidence in God, who lavishly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.

The 'time value of money' they don't teach you in college
: 'Savings of a lifetime could be gone by tomorrow morning.'

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pakistan army fires on US choppers

One official told Reuters by telephone that "the troops stationed at BP-27 post fired at the choppers and they turned away".

A resident described the tension in the village through the night. "We saw helicopters flying all over the area. We stayed awake the whole night after the incident," he said.

Hebrews 9

27 And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, 28 so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.

John 3:36 (an oft neglected verse in the seeker-friendly churches today):

36"He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Here's a headline straight out of Ezekiel 38 -

Russia lines up with Syria and Iran, against America and the West
Friday, Sept. 12, Moscow announced the Syrian port of Tartus would be renovated to provide Russia with its first Mediterranean naval base.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Suspected missile strike kills 8 in Pakistan
Explosions caused by a suspected U.S. missile strike killed eight people Friday at a militant stronghold near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Nuclear Pakistan to defend borders against US military incursions
Pakistan's leaders have pledged to defend their national territory if America launches further cross-border attacks.

Does anyone else see the pattern here? Now Pakistan is getting into the fray. This war with Islam is enlarging. Of course, this is exactly how the Bible predicts it. As pointed out in Ellis Skolfield's The False Prophet, the Lion-Bear-Leopard beast of Daniel 7 has come to life again in Revelation 13:2, and will be calling the world to Armageddon as per Revelation 16:14.

Daniel 7, Revelation 13:2 and the 'beast in Revelation 16:13 are all talking about the same beast. On this 9/11 anniversary, we can recognize it as the Islamic scourge that will last and get worse until Christ returns to defeat it. I sure wish the western world leaders would still abide by the Word of God. There's so much wisdom in there being completely ignored. Of course, I see today's church ignoring the Bible as well.

Perhaps we'd be able to avoid some of "Mother Nature's" catastrophes if we paid attention to God's Word. Israel suffered terribly because she would not listen. Do we need any more evidence of the consequences of disobedience and rebellion? We can't 'win' against God - it's either His way, or destruction.

Hurricane Ike at 10pm this evening

Gary Tuchman
AC360 Correspondent

We’re on Galveston Island just southeast of Houston which will be a very poor place to be Friday night.
Hurricane Ike is on the way, and the national weather service has released the most dire statement I have ever seen in my career.
“Life threatening inundation likely!” according to the weather service, and then this startling sentence.
“Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single family one or two story homes will face certain death.”
The weather service is not supposed to use hyperbole, so what is being said at this hour is chilling.

James 4:
8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

Shocking news:
Abbas: Peace agreement with Israel unlikely this year

Nasrallah: No peace in Middle East as long as Israel exists

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Battleship missile cruiser "Peter the Great'

Russian war games coming to America's back yard
Russian foreign ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko’s announcement in Moscow provided sketchy details of the coming Russian deployment at a Venezuela airport and the joint naval war games with Hugo Chavez’s navy in the Caribbean.

Russia says troops to stay in Georgia for a long time

U.S. Rules Out Unilateral Steps Against Russia
Bush is standing firmly behind Europe on this one, but unfortunately Europe prefers warm showers this winter than being left out in the cold.

Russia says Iran nuclear plant nearing completion...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

"My name is Barrack Husein Obama, and I'm a...Christian (I think-??)"
See what happens when you try to be everything (anything) to everyone?

Oy vey! In this day and age, it's best to be sure who you belong to!! Because the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has already written the end of "this play". As you know, here it is:

Mic 5:2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village in Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past.
Mic 5:3 The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemies until the time when the woman in labor gives birth to her son. Then at last his fellow countrymen will return from exile to their own land.
Mic 5:4 And he will stand to lead his flock with the Lord's strength, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. Then his people will live there undisturbed, for he will be highly honored all around the world.
Mic 5:5 And he will be the source of our peace. When the Assyrians invade our land and break through our defenses, we will appoint seven rulers to watch over us, eight princes to lead us.
Mic 5:6 They will rule Assyria with drawn swords and enter the gates of the land of Nimrod. They will rescue us from the Assyrians when they pour over the borders to invade our land.
Mic 5:7 Then the few left in Israel will go out among the nations. They will be like dew sent by the Lord or like rain falling on the grass, which no one can hold back.
Mic 5:8 The remnant of Israel will go out among the nations and be as strong as a lion. And the other nations will be like helpless sheep, with no one to rescue them.
Mic 5:9 The people of Israel will stand up to their foes, and all their enemies will be wiped out.

Tragically, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been blinded by the devil and has no idea what he's up against. Pray for all unbelievers because this "last act" is almost over. Amen.

Meet Evans the Atom, who will end the world on Wednesday
Scientists are playing with God's laws and seeing what happens. Interesting that one scientist says the effects will be: "...catastrophes such as earthquakes and tsunamis. A Biblical Armageddon"

We know these scientists are completely wrong about the origins of the earth, so this experiment to test the Big Bang theory, should make us all the more concerned for those who are not prepared to meet their maker.

Babylon is going down

Candidates weigh in on stabilizing Freddie and Fannie
The historic takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could come as soon as Sunday, moved to the forefront of the presidential campaign Saturday as candidates and congressional leaders seized on the enormous implications for taxpayers and the economy. A government bailout could cost taxpayers around $25 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Russia accuses West of warship provocation
"I wonder how they would feel if we now dispatched humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean, suffering from a hurricane, using our navy," Medvedev said, adding that a whole U.S. fleet had been dispatched to deliver the aid.

Cheney: Russian arms reaching Hezb'allah

Friday, September 05, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Twenty-five hundred years (Time, times and half a time) after Daniel penned these prophesies, these prophesies were fulfilled in the establishment of Israel, and in the recapturing of all of Jerusalem. Only God could have predicted this.

Source: The False Prophet, by Ellis Skolfield

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

“And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides.
Luke 21:25

I'm not sure what the Bible means by the strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars, (there are many theories) but there is no doubt people today are perplexed by the roaring and tossing sea. With Israel back in her land effective 1948, which was exactly 2,500 years after Daniel prophesied it in 552 BC (the 1st year of Belshazzar), in Daniel 7:25 , there is no doubt that we live in a unique time in all human history.

Jerusalem is surrounded by her enemies. Israel's own leaders (Olmert and Livni) are reportedly negotiating Jerusalem and contemplating sharing it with the people who call themselves 'Palestinians'. Is God going to allow Jerusalem to be apportioned again? I seriously doubt it, and I certainly wouldn't be the one proposing it - Look at Ariel Sharon's condition after he gave up Gaza.

It's very strange how Israel's leaders think that negotiating with the Palestinians will ever achieve lasting peace. In reality, what we're seeing in Israel is a war that will only be won when Jesus Christ the Messiah comes to win it on Israel's behalf. Until then, things are going to look progressively worse and increasingly hopeless for the 'apple of God's eye'. But not to worry, it will only look hopeless from our severely-limited human perspective.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
, and pray that you are counted worthy to escape all that is about to happen.
"A Father who accepted multiple paths to salvation but still sacrificed His Son couldn’t be called good or loving."
- Charles Stanley

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18

Monday, September 01, 2008

The time bomb

Since the end of the cold war, the United Nations has logged more than 800 incidents in which radioactive material has gone missing, often from poorly guarded sites.

There is another, even more troubling, question hanging over Bieniawski and Bolshinsky's work: could their efforts already be too late? They are, in effect, running a race blindfold. They do not know if their adversaries - the terrorist groups, smugglers and bent officials with whom they work - are behind them, breathing down their necks, or ahead of them, or even whether they have already crossed the finish line. What is beyond doubt is that they are in the race - and their footprints are all around.

For the few with ears to hear:

Revelation, chapter 16

12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River, and it dried up so that the kings from the east could march their armies toward the west without hindrance. 13 And I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon [satan], the [LBL] beast [of Daniel 7:4-6 and Revelation 13:1-2], and the false prophet [Mohammed]. 14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.

15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”

16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.

Today's events in the LBL territory bring this passage to life [see The False Prophet if you want to understand the battle going on as illustrated on our televisions every day]. Satan is 'on his last legs'.

The newly-Jerusalem-based American Christian Zionist said that when she heard that Hurricane Gustav was threatening her former home area of Louisiana, "it was as if I knew then that when [US Secretary of State] Condelezza Rice was in Jerusalem last week a document had been drafted for the division of Jerusalem."

I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Genesis 12:3