Archive for September, 2009

I’ve just spent this cold, dreary day surfing the Web and reading lots of scary things about what is going on now.  What was most terrifying of all I saw today was a video on You Tube, about forced vaccinations.

I’m not going to link you to that video.  Let me tell you why.  I was not too concerned when I first started watching, and the Lord impressed upon me, simultaneously, two things:

  1. The incident that Paul had when bitten by a viper (Acts 28:5-6: ‘But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.  The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.’  Of course he wasn’t a god, but this shows how lethal the venom of that viper was).
  2. ‘ And these signs shall accompany them that believe: . . . and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them . . .’ (Mark 16:17-18)

But as I watched the video, even with full faith in these things, fear came over me.  I have learned some mighty scary things lately, yet have not been afraid because I’ve had the ‘peace of God which transcends all understanding’ which is promised to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  I’ve even contemplated, quite a bit, the probability of death (eventually) for standing up for what I believe.  But this video made me afraid.

With the video came a spirit of fear.

Now, what is in the video may be true–or not. And I’m  not saying the motive behind it was to engender fear, because I believe that is a strategy and tool of Satan.  But, he is working in concert with things like this.  There is a lot of hysteria developing, and that hysteria will have repercussions.  As Christians, we should be the sanest, calmest people in the room.  We should understand what is happening, and why.

The Lord promises us not ‘a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind’, and  ‘you did  not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear . . .’  This should reaffirm to you that fear is a bondage, and this type of fear is not from God.

Now, I can understand if you are afraid, but let God take your fear away and replace it with strength and boldness.  He has done it for many of us already.  He will give you the grace to go through whatever comes your way.

There is one other point I want to make briefly, but cover in greater depth soon: The Rapture.

Yes, Christ will return after seven years of tribulation on the earth, but there is no ‘Rapture’ before the Tribulation.  We will not be whisked away just as trouble and persecution reach our shores.  I think in your heart you know this, but you are desperately trying to believe in it anyway, and this is why you struggle with fear.

When you try to believe in one thing while the Spirit is telling your heart differently, it makes you off balance spiritually and more prone to the attacks of the enemy.  When you understand that it is God’s design for Christians to go through the Tribulation, then the things He has been trying to impress upon your heart, to prepare you, will make sense.

Back to the issue of forced vaccinations–I really don’t want one, and I don’t want a tracking device on me.  But, not because I am afraid of that. For most of my life I feared the things that were to come, but now that they are at the doorstep, the Lord has given me peace and boldness. I am just a hermit-like person who prefers privacy.  I will not take the vaccination, unless I have to.  But if I have to, I will–and it will not harm me.

That is not my personal ‘line in the sand’. However, as a society, I believe we should continue to fight such things, when they are unfounded. But, the thing is, sooner or later, there will be a legitimately good reason for such measures. And, when that time arrives, we would be foolish to stand in the way.

I think it is important that we continue to remain sane and rational, because if hysteria takes hold we will lose all credibility.  Fear becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

We talk about living by faith, but how will you live in faith tomorrow if you can’t live by faith today?  Start practicing now!!

National Health Care ID Card . . . ‘The Mark Of The Beast’?

‘The Mark Of The Beast’: Characteristics

2010 Census Questions

Here is some excellent information on The Mark of the Beast. So good, in fact, that I have little to add, so I have simply cut and pasted it. I will include my own comments as well, in parentheses { }. The original document can be found here.  *

(I apologize for the shocking colors, but I am not able to get ‘bold’ to work to highlight text.)

{The NIV translation of Revelation 13:16 says: “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.”}


Revelation 13:16-18; 14:9-11; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4
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1) Likely a physical implant or detailed scarification.

The repetitive nature of John’s description of The Mark lends itself to the interpretation that the Mark is to be taken as literal, rather than figurative.

It has been theorized that The Mark refers symbolically to the belief in [forehead] and support of [right hand] the Antichrist, rather than to a literal mark. However, if this were the case, it would be difficult to imagine how consumers could be easily identified as not having The Mark, since John says that those without The Mark will not be able to buy or sell.

The Mark is described as something that is “received”. Faith in Antichrist and service to the Antichrist is not “received”, it is ‘appropriated’ and ‘given’. The fact that The Mark is received highlights the fact that it comes from an outside source, not from within the person.

2) This physical Mark will be on the right hand/wrist or the forehead. (Rev. 13:16)

The fact that the left hand is not mentioned as a possible site for The Mark is intriguing, and could shed some light onto the future purpose of The Mark from a practical standpoint. With large numbers of people receiving this mark in a very short period of time, the choosing of the right hand may be for convenience purposes. New military recruits often stand in line to receive their vaccinations, which are given into the same arm as the line advances. The same may be true for The Mark. The location on the right hand may also serve as a quick means of identifying a person for commercial reasons.

The option of receiving The Mark on the forehead may be for practical purposes [such as with amputees] or to identify those who cooperate with the beast on another level. Marking of the forehead would, under normal circumstances, be less desirable than marking an extremity for physical, surgical, and cosmetic reasons. Thus, those with The Mark on the forehead could serve to identify a “special” class of people who are more deeply involved with the beast’s kingdom.

3) The great majority of people on earth will receive The Mark.

The usage of the word “everyone” in Revelation 13:16, cannot mean literally everyone on planet earth will receive The Mark. We know that there will be Christians who will not receive The Mark, and they are specifically mentioned in Rev. 20:4. But, apparently all types of people will be represented as bearers of The Mark [small, great, rich, poor, free, slave].

4) It will be impossible to engage in common commerce without The Mark, but there will likely be an “underground” currency and commerce system amongst those without The Mark.

The statement that “no one” could buy or sell without The Mark is not intended to mean that literally no one on earth will be able to buy or sell from anyone else on planet earth. If that were so, then most, if not close to all, Christians would die of starvation or dehydration during the final years. Since many elect will be left until the end to be gathered to Jesus [Matt 24:29-31], these will need to find a way to survive during the final 3 ½ years of oppression [Rev. 12:17, 13:7; Daniel 7:25]. Sustenance farming and lake water purification will not be immediately available to most, so an underground commerce system will likely form. Again, the usage of “no one” in Rev. 13:17 parallels the usage of “everyone” in Rev. 13:16, detailing that the entire world common market will be governed by the beast and will necessitate having The Mark to participate in it.

{The Bible does not speak of this, but common sense would show it to be true.}

5) The Mark will consist of two types.

  1. The name of the beast
  2. The “number” of his name

It is important to remember that not every Mark will correlate to a number. We cannot be sure whether the majority will be related to his number or his name. The fact that even today a vast majority of people are familiar with 666 makes one wonder if the majority of “Marks” will relate to his name rather than his number as many will never imagine that they have the “dreaded Mark of the beast” because it is in no way related to a number.

6) The relationship of The Mark to the number of the beast will not likely be immediately apparent. Insight and wisdom will be necessary to make the connection.

Rev. 13:18 says that the correlation of The Mark to the number of the beast requires: 1) wisdom 2) insight and 3) calculation. The Bible says this despite the fact that a few words later the number 666 is given to us. For these reasons, The Mark will likely not be a large “666” tattooed on the back of the hand. We are encouraged to keep our mind and eyes open to recognizing The Mark. It may be prudent to avoid ANY marking or implantation of the right arm or head to avoid taking a device which is later transferred to the power of the beast.

It will be easier for those who have a marking or implant for innocent reasons to conform their pre-existing device to the name of a man, than it will be for first-time receivers of the marking or implantation.

{Very good points. With all the concern and mistrust for the government today, it will be hard to ‘sell’ people on anything resembling The Mark of The Beast.  Listen to your instincts-don’t second guess yourself!

Here are my thoughts on tactics that will probably be used to get people to comply:

Embarrass & Correct. We will probably be ridiculed for our suspicions and shown, probably by people who seem to be experts on the Bible, how what they are proposing couldn’t possibly be The Mark.  Listen carefully to exactly how things are worded!  For instance, I received an email update from my state representative, presumably to show how hard he was working and to justify his (sellout) position.  Here was his argument: “The rising cost of health care is stretching family budgets and hurting American businesses. And if we do nothing, our health care system will explode our national debt.”  It’s hard to argue that–it’s probably true.  BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT THE DEBATE IS ABOUT!  I don’t think I’ve heard anyone suggest that we should do NOTHING!  The devil likes to play with words.

Lies. We will probably be lied to.  Self explanatory, but not so easy to spot.  We have to learn to let people’s actions do the talking and not put too much trust in the words they utter.  Listen to your instincts!

Shame & Shun. Piling on the guilt.

Downplay and Justify. Minimizing the consequences, but inflating the benefits.  Make the reasons to do it look big, and the reasons  not to do it look small, silly, unimportant, outdated, superstitious, uneducated, misinterpreted, evil, etc.

Possibly: pleading. If the above methods aren’t working.

Threatening. If all else fails–to induce compliance based on fear.

Punishment. To frighten others into compliance.}

7) 666: What we know about it.

  1. The number is six-hundred and sixty-six, not six, six, six. Six, six, six is three separate numbers, whereas six-hundred and sixty-six is one number. The ramifications of this difference cannot be completely known at this time, but the Scriptures are clear that the number is a singular number, not three separate side-by-side numbers. Let the reader remember this important distinction.
  2. 666 is “the number of his name” meaning that it is connected, though calculation, to the beast’s name. The tying of this number to the name of the beast may mean that a literal Arabic number will not be visible on The Mark.
  3. 666 is also “that of a man”. The NIV translation of “man’s number” implies that mankind has a “number” which is known and can be used for our calculations. However, the structure of the Greek is properly denoted in the NASB and KJV. The number is “the number of a man”. Let no one be deceived into thinking that this name, or its number comes from heaven in anyway. This number comes from a man. And anyone who follows man instead of God [Galatians 1:10] is destined for an eternity apart from God.

Note: three interesting textual variants should be mentioned with regard to the number of the beast. We are very certain that the original Greek stated six-hundred and sixty-six, but a few documents give another number. They are:

  1. 665
  2. 646
  3. 616

8. Those who receive The Mark will be tormented with burning sulfur without rest forever. [Rev. 14:10-11]


{Here are a few easy things to remember, to help you have discernment in life, and to judge things by:

  • God absolutely gives you free will; Satan seeks to control you, often through fear.
  • God is in charge; Satan is trying to unite men to himself to stir up enough psychic energy to unseat God.  (It won’t work).
  • There is only One God, creator of all;  Satan is one god (not capitalized) that goes by many names.
  • There is one way to God (Jesus Christ);  many ways to Satan.
  • God and Satan are not equals–God created Satan.  God is superior; Satan is inferior.

*(Although I agree with what I have posted here–unless otherwise noted–I have no affiliation with the owners of said website, nor can I say whether or not I support their positions or agree with any of their other postings since I have not had adequate time to familiarize myself with their entire site.)}

A ‘Sleeper’ Doctrine?

Just Another ‘Blue Light Special’?

Beware Of The Second Beast!

Understanding Revelation

(My own children were homeschooled, based on my religious convictions.)

I don’t intend to minimize the serious, and ever-growing challenges you are facing as homeschoolers in America today. I just have one simple suggestion, regarding SOME of the curricula you are being required to teach. I think it could be a wonderful opportunity to make the best of something Satan intends to use for evil.

If your child is old enough, and the material permits–why not study it together, with the explanation that this is something the government is requiring you to teach, and then take it apart? You can use it as an opportunity to illustrate propaganda & the engineering of social change, to teach critical thinking skills, and to really present your positions and the reasons behind them.

That said, I have not seen the material myself and don’t know how well that would work. However, I suspect that they have said that you must teach the material, but have not dictated HOW.

(Comments welcomed)

Question for those who say America is racist:

If we are racist, why is Abraham Lincoln our favorite president, hands down?

(Lincoln was famous for ending slavery)


. . . It’s About Freedom!!

Are Blacks Being Provoked To Start A Race War?



There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t have to see his face or hear his voice on the TV.

I heard it said that, in his speeches, he refers to himself every 13 seconds. Could that be true? He certainly does love the limelight, and he does seem to think a lot of himself. He is strikingly arrogant, narcissistic even.

He manages to insert himself into the pettiest of situations, and seems to want to give everyone the impression that he is the mediator-, arbiter-, judge-, translator-, reconciler-, entertainer-, educator-, author-, and policy-maker-, in-chief.

He seems to have great faith in his powers of persuasion. It’s as though he’s thinking, ‘Gee, if I could just talk to them, I could make them understand . . . ‘

It crossed the line from being merely annoying, to being downright obnoxious months ago.

(We are all aware of your positions. When you continue to push, some people will cave but others will start to push back. You are not as convincing as you think, and some of us don’t find you charming at all! Not that you are listening . . . especially not to me.)

All this promotion, and self promotion, had me wondering a long time ago–how long before they roll out the giant statue?

Now little children are extolling his virtues and worshiping him with songs of praise. Surely their teachers weren’t commissioned in this task . . . They are probably just acting out of their own adoration for him (how wonderful he is!).

It’s not just about the planet anymore, or Amerika, it’s about our new savior. Whatever the dish, it’s not complete without a dash of him sprinkled on it!

Now they’ve put the suggestion out there to the artists funded by the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), that they might like to think about how they could help him sell his agenda. Was he secretly hoping one of them also might REALLY adore him . . . ?

Wait, what’s that tapping I hear during the midnight hours? Ah, my artist friend, what is this giant slab you are chiseling away at? Let me come and stand beside you and see what you are creating. This must be 20 feet tall! Such workmanship! Such love reflected in your sculpting! What’s that you say? Oh yes–absolutely! It looks exactly like him!


It’s Time to Push Back!

Speaking Of Free Speech . . .



I am not a student of war. I don’t know the proper terminology, but I know what I see taking shape. I will describe it as best I can.

Russia and China are allied, and lately have been conducting joint military exercises. Russia has also conducted joint naval exercises with Venezuela and is presently working with Cuba to upgrade its military equipment.The Chinese subs that have recently been patrolling off our coasts could obviously be a hindrance to shipping traffic in the event of a war against the United States. And between Russia’s outposts of Cuba & Venezuela, the Gulf of Mexico could be blocked. It is probably safe to assume that the Chinese subs are capable of initiating an EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse) attack.

An EMP attack would destroy, in an instant, any unshielded electronic equipment within range. I would guess that means everything from a calculator to a jumbo jet–cell phones, computers, cars, digital thermostats, bank atms, gas pumps, cell phone towers, radio & tv broadcast equipment, etc. We would be without, transportation and communication. If it occurred in winter (which it almost certainly would), we would be without heat.

No means to get food, no heat, no news, no way to call for help, no way to contact family, stuck in place with no transportation and no idea of what’s going on. (How long will it take to realize that it isn’t an ‘ordinary’ blackout? Well–does your cell phone work? Does your calculator work? Does your car start?)

That is how the war would most likely begin–and because of the damage an EMP attack does, it could be years before all these electronic components could be replaced-if they were even available.

Chinese and Russian cyber attacks have mapped out our critical infrastructure and have left software in place that will allow them to seize control of our electrical power grid. Our water and sewage systems are also at risk. So, add to the above: no electricity, no water, and sewers backing up.

A cold, dark hell. For how long? Plenty long enough for what would come next.

Consider the present state of our military. Russia, who lost a protracted ‘war of attrition with Afghanistan’, now plays the part of ‘Brer Rabbit’ and concedes to let our military continue to exhaust its men and supplies in a location to which Russia controls evacuation and supply routes. Weary soldiers have served tour upon tour in some of the most desolate, extreme and spiritually oppressive locations on the face of the earth. And our blessed new leader (all hail) feels that this is an opportune time to begin disarming America by decreasing our military spending! If all that isn’t enough, figure in the constant pressure, here at home, to disarm the American people.

The first wave of invasion will be Russian, from the north. Alaska is just a skip and a jump from Russia. (As I understand it, the land is passable when the ground is frozen to a great enough depth, making winter the most attractive time of year for an incursion via Alaska.) The Russian tanks will roll in, cross Canada and flood the center of America. At the same time, Russian tanks in Venezuela will be moving to the North–and others will be moving into the Southeast via Cuba.

I’m sure there’s more. Our oil supplies can obviously be cut off in the Persian Gulf, but I think (until the real attack comes) that’s more likely to be a strategy to gain leverage over issues like permitting Iran and other Russian proxies to continue with their weapons programs.

Oh, did I forget to mention the new supersonic ‘Sizzler’ Russian antiship cruise missiles that can decimate a fleet of US aircraft carriers? Yeah, they’re passing those out to their friends too . . .

We are missing what is in plain sight!!

Start doing your own Google searches about these subjects. The warnings are out there, but we are falling apart in so many ways here at home, that we are nearly oblivious to the noose that is closing around us!

I was asked, by someone who was skeptical, ‘Why would Russia attack us?’. I don’t know. Do we have to have a reason first, to believe it could happen? My immediate response is-why wouldn’t they?

I guess it’s the old ‘glass half full or glass half empty’ conundrum. Some people look at things as being improbable unless there’s a good reason for them to happen, but I see things as probable unless there’s a good reason for them not to.

I can speculate as to why, or put myself in the place of a Russian or Chinese leader and see good reasons for it, but ‘why?’ is not really important to me. For me, the question is always ‘how?’

It’s important to remember-everyone is not like us. We all see the world differently. We all have different aspirations, different values. Just because we wouldn’t do something, doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t see it as being a perfectly good option.

If you are a person who always has to know why, my reasons will probably seem lame, but here they are:

1. my intuition is telling me so
2. several people in Russia, at great personal risk, are trying to alert us to the coming danger
3. the Bible foretells it

Don’t get stuck at why!

Here are some links to start with:

Here are a couple of older articles that are still very relevant:


And a video:

Selling Out Poland

PLEASE Wake Up!!

Spiritual Wickedness In High Places

Oh Yes He Does Get It!


update 1/7/11:

USA, China, Russia and the New START  Treaty

No one can hold the title forever. One thing is certain–when you have something valuable, someone else will want to take it away.

As the American economy swirls down the drain and American society melts into chaos, powerful leaders of the shadow government (corporate/government/banking alliance whore) behind the Western World sit back and watch. But they have sown the seeds of their own destruction.

In the final chapter of their plan for world dominion, they have set in motion powerful forces to bring America to her knees. Once she is there, they plan to hold out a benevolent hand to lift her up. This is when they will put in place the capstone of their planned world government–or so they think.

They must be starting to panic a bit now. Once the forces of chaos are brought into play, no one can control them. They are beginning to find that their groomed and sponsored messiah is not beholden to them. For, along the way, he learned to despise them, and he formed alliances of his own. They are but a mere stepping stone on his way to power, and soon he will grind them to dust.

Their narcissism has deluded them. They sowed the seeds of contempt, rage, and revenge amongst many peoples of the world when they extended them the same ‘benevolent hand’ that they plan to extend to America.

They financially enslaved them by pitching great and wonderful projects to them that they could never afford to repay. Then they loaned them the funds, with many strings attached, and took charge of the implementation. They played to the greed of the leaders and conquered them, financially enslaved their people, and looted their natural resources. Out of this have risen rebel groups and leaders–often the dictators that later foment the most hatred towards America.

They have come to believe that they are the divinely appointed keepers of all mankind, and for years they have been constructing a global hierarchy with themselves at the top and everyone else subservient to them. But we do not all share their delusion and they have made enemies for themselves wherever they have gone.

Because America is the home of the multinational corporations, and the American government complicit in imposing their agenda, America has become the enemy. America, rightfully or not, has become the face of oppression for most of the world.

Most Americans, while unknowingly enjoying the spoils of the conquests, don’t have a clue what is going on. Or haven’t, until recently. Now that it has happened here (subprime mortgage crisis . . . ) America is waking up and beginning to tear at the flesh of the corporate/government/banking whore.

At the same time, because of HER vile deeds, international coalitions are forming against America. Fierce, vengeful, dictators have arisen in different countries, in defiance of her tyranny over them. They are drawing into their camp those from all over the world who have a grievance against her.

While she is drunk on the wine of her conquests and gorged on the delicacies of her plunder, her enemies are encircling her. They make their preparations and arm their outposts, gradually moving in on her.

As her economy crumbles and her people descend upon her, she rouses, but she is in a stupor and does not know which way to turn. Her enemies watch, and continue their stealthy approach. Famished, they lick their lips, creeping ever closer . . . mere feet away and undetected . . . in a moment, they will pounce upon her.

(Continued in Part 2: An Attack On America Is Imminent!)

American Empire

Why Afghanistan?

There is a whole group of people that we, in our modern society have ignored, to our own peril. Certain people are just born gatekeepers–watchmen if you will, or whistle blowers.

If you look at our worst disasters, there were people who had been trying to warn us. The 9/11 attacks . . . Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme . . . protests against the Vietnam War . . . What about the ‘Green Revolution’, genetically modified crops, exploitation by multinational corporations . . . (oh, I’ll bet you haven’t heard about the results of some of these things, but you will).

Our failure to listen has brought us to where we are now–and there is more to come. We have been ‘sowing bad seed’ for quite awhile. Not all of it has reached fruit-bearing age yet.

Why is it that our society has this blind spot? Certain people are just more tuned in to their intuition, the Spirit of God and/or the ‘collective consciousness’. They are able to forecast trends or see a few steps ahead of the masses.

If a person uses this gift to advance himself by channeling it into creating a business, it rises to the top, they become well-known and we marvel at their foresight. But those who try to use it for the well-being of others, to warn them of impending problems, we label as extremists or nut jobs. Why is this?

One of my theories is that, in our time at least, what they say has tended to conflict with somebody’s bottom line. We have elevated the corporation to the status of a god–and God forbid we should do or say anything that questions the motives, or threatens the intentions of this god!

Capitalism is good, but not perfect. (I am a capitalist too, make no mistake, because I don’t know of a better system. But, in its present form, I think it is completely corrupt–a system that perpetrates greed, exploitation, and corruption.) It is seriously flawed if it operates without ethical oversight.

The reverence and worship for the American Corporation that we hear today, in the words of so many proponents of capitalism, reveals their blind spot, their Achille’s heel if you will. They are under its spell.

Are we starting to see the character of this god yet? Have all the fiascos of the last couple of decades, and especially the last year, not caught our attention? CORRUPT! Without our watchmen at the gates, corruption thrives! Our politicians have long been ‘in bed’ with these multinational corporations (and international banks–just another kind of multinational corporation). Together, they have formed a shadow government that is really in charge of much of the world *.

And who is it that stands to gain the most from silencing the voices of the gatekeepers? The corrupt political/corporate/banking government. They marginalize and discredit the voices of opposition. This is always the way it works–discredit the witness.

But, here is something to consider–what do the parties involved stand to gain? Doesn’t the fact that the gatekeeper/whistleblower has nothing to gain lend him more credibility? Doesn’t the fact that he is willing to speak out, sometimes at GREAT personal risk, lend him even greater credibility? Can we not believe that not everyone can be bought, that not everyone is motivated by greed? No, instead we are suspicious of someone whose motives we can’t uncover.

There IS a certain breed of people, motivated by the desire for justice and the welfare of others! Many people can’t understand such a motivation, and believe it is just a cover for something sinister, or for a mental defect. But most of us respect that calling if it is channeled into a career as a pastor, teacher or social worker!

It is time to wake up and realize that what we have needed has been here all along. Every society has its watchmen. They are legitimate in their calling, and they are our first line of defense–against corruption, tyranny, exploitation, etc., etc, etc. It’s time to seek them out and listen!!

* The Bible refers to this present-day political/corporate/banking government, in Revelation, as ‘Babylon the Great’. Some call it ‘The Whore of Babylon’.


It’s Time To Push Back!