Archive for May, 2011


Nathan Leal’s latest broadcast  is out–very sobering words about things that have happened in the last week,  and where things are going.

What he is saying lines up 100% with what I am (and have been) hearing from the Lord.  Not to say I have heard all that he has, but there is no disagreement in this broadcast, between his understanding and mine.  And he probably does a better job of getting his point across!!

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Our legal system seems to be usurping our rights on every front.  First, it was activist judges ruling according to their own political beliefs and setting legal precedents  (thus ‘legislating from the bench’).

Recently, in Indiana,  Justice Steven David ruled that Indiana citizens have

“no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers. We believe however that a right to resist unlawful police entry is … incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.” “

Can this be right–a judge has ruled that Indiana citizens do not have the right to resist if police violate their constitutional rights by barging into their home when they wish?

This led to  Newton County Sheriff (Don Hartman) making comments to the effect that he would conduct door to door, warrantless searches if he deemed it necessary!

Let this be a reminder that there are people, especially in law enforcement, who find it . . .  inconvenient . . . for us to have Constitutional rights.  Now that things have started to go their way, they are going to push it as far as they can.

People in Indiana had better treat this like any other type of bullying–fight back and don’t stop until they cry for mercy!  Meaning:  resist, and use every legal means to bring these plans to a halt!

Every time I turn around, I hear of another incursion against our Constitutionally protected rights.  Let me repeat again here–yes, there are threats of terror, etc.  But the case is being overstated, exaggerated and used as a rationale for stripping us of our rights.

As I’ve said in many other posts, I believe America is being judged by God.  Lets remember that the laws our nation was founded upon originated with God, and He wants us to uphold them.  (It’s another matter when the laws of men run counter to the laws of God.)

We have become a nation of law breakers, and we think little of it.  It is no longer a mark of shame to be a felon.  Look at all the celebrities that are, and no one seems to think any less of them!

By becoming lawless, we have disrespected God and opened the door to tyranny.  In large part this growing ‘police state’ is the consequence for our misbehavior.  However, not all of us are misbehaving.  And, as they say, ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’.  Just because the people are not following the law does not make it right for the government to break it too.

We still have (some of) our Constitutional rights, but we are losing them fast.  Those who are creating the police state are using the argument that the Constitution no longer fits the reality of today.   This broad shift to lawlessness, over the past few generations, is making their case for them.  (Notice Judge David’s use of the word ‘modern’, above.)

I see two things that need to happen, and quickly, if we wish to turn this around.

  1. Repent–in other words, do your part to return to behaving lawfully.  Show respect for God’s law.  Don’t only obey when you think you’ll get caught if you don’t.
  2. Resist.  Know your rights and use them.  Patiently and calmly resist tyranny.  Stand on your rights–the ones you voluntarily give up today will be legally taken from you tomorrow.

I’m going to include links to a couple of videos because, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  I want you to see how the mindset of law enforcement personnel has changed.  Somehow, in the last few years, they have begun to view the American people as an enemy.  From the things I am seeing lately, the attitude appears to be widespread.  It is an attitude that is very confrontational, intimidating, and arrogant.

As you watch these videos (and please do watch them!),  notice the bullying attitude of law enforcement.  Also, please pay careful attention to those who are standing on their rights . . . firmly, but respectfully.

http://biggovernment.com/reasontv/2011/05/26/the-governments-war-on-cameras/

http://www.facebook.com/#!/TruthRising911ChroniclesPT1

Here are a few notable quotes from the first video.

‘Citizen ignorance of the law sometimes allows police to get away with more than they otherwise would’

‘Not everybody knows what the law is and sometimes not even all the  police officers know what the law is’

‘The unfortunate reality is, often police officers can intimidate people into not doing things they otherwise legally could.’

Eugene Volokh, law professor, UCLA  (http://volokh.com/)

I probably wouldn’t even be writing this post, except that I watched the entire second video last night (2 hours, it moves kind of slowly).  What I saw there is what I want you to see–the relentless attack on our freedom, by police who were standing on their self-vperceived authority, but not standing on the law.  (They forget that the only authority they have is that which is granted by law–and that WE hire them to protect US. )

Even if you disagree with the ideas presented in the second video, I hope that you will watch to see what I am talking about–to see how our rights are being infringed on and how, today in America, people who have different views are being demonized.

(The whole point of the second video is that there are people whose questions are not being answered, who are being ignored, and who deserve compensation for injuries that they are not receiving.  The video shows their quest to be heard.)

Again, back to a very important point made by Eugene Volokh (law professor, UCLA ):

‘The unfortunate reality is, often police officers can intimidate people into not doing things they otherwise legally could.’

Sometimes this is intentional–when police deliberately cause people to believe they have authority backing them up.  I saw a quote from Don Hartman (the Indiana sheriff that wants to do warrantless door to door searches).  His point was that he felt people would be glad to comply if they felt it would help law enforcement find a suspect.

This is sad because it’s true–and because the people we are supposed to be able to trust are deliberately misleading us into surrendering our rights.

Most people would open the door and gladly let them in.  But your Constitutional rights say you don’t have to, unless you are presented with a search warrant.  I advise that you don’t.  Even if you have nothing to hide. 

The issue here is not whether there is something or someone in your home that shouldn’t be.   The issue isn’t about being nice, respectful, and cooperative.  The issue is that law enforcement has become a bully who is now bent on taking away your rights–so you’d better stand your ground!

You may not need to use your 4th Amendment right, but you had better stand on it anyhow–because if everyone starts surrendering it voluntarily, it will make the case that the citizens no longer feel it is relevant, and it will be much easier to legally overturn it.

The other point made, in the first video,  is that some issues (such as who, what, where, and when you may videotape), still have no firm legal precedent.  The way that the law will be written (either to protect our right to videotape, or to deny it) is by having a legal precedent set.  Then lawyers will carry out the debate and a judge will decide.

Legal precedent is set when someone goes to court over an issue–in other words, someone gets in trouble over the issue, and they fight back in court and say they have the right to do what they did.  Then lawyers carry out the debate and a judge  decides. The judge’s decision is usually appealed  and the case then moves higher and higher through the court system until it is finally decided.

So, do not be afraid of getting in trouble for standing your ground.  If the police cannot give you a specific statute that you are violating, or they give you one that you know doesn’t fit the circumstances, stand your ground.  If you do get in trouble, in a case like that there are organizations that will provide your legal defense (I believe it’s usually free), for the opportunity to argue the subject in court in order to set legal precedent.  You can also publicize your case by notifying the media, or organizations that are trying to raise public awareness over the issue.

Remember, this is how bullies work: by intimidation.  (It is the same tactic terrorists use.)  They prey on people’s fears.  The only way to deal with a bully is in the same vein.

Notice, in the videos, that when people stand firm (and have videotape evidence!), the police will retreat to the bounds set for them by the law–but it only seems to happen when people persist in standing their ground.  In other words, they will eventually stop bullying you, when they realize it isn’t going to work and they can’t trap you into doing something wrong.  (I can’t stress enough the importance of being courteous, calm and non-threatening!!)

People, whether we like it or not, things are changing.  Even Amish dairy farmers are being bullied!  Allowing yourself to be intimidated will not buy you peace!  (And there is a name for those who cave to intimidation:  cowards. )

The more you surrender, the more a bully will demand.  If you want to have any freedom and liberty at all, you are going to have to find the courage to stand for what you know is right.

If you aren’t up for the fight, you had better find a big rock to hide you and your family under–and good luck to you.

It used to be that you could just mind your own business and you’d be ok–but times have changed.  This is not a case  of people having confrontation because they ‘went looking for it’, or lived a life that pushed the limits.  Now, confrontation comes to those who are obeying the law and doing things that the Constitution says we have the right to do.

If we don’t stop this in its tracks, it will get worse.  Then you will see the day when confrontation overturns every rock just to find you!

Are you ‘Rapture ready’?  If you are an American Christian–most likely not.

I think most Christians have heard about the false prophet, Harold Camping, whose latest prediction for ‘The Rapture’ and judgment day did not happen.  But, rather than laughing at those who set dates, and who have probably put their lives in order, you should take inventory of yourself.  After you hear what I have to say, I believe you will thank God that judgment day was NOT May 21st!

The American Church is not ready for a ‘Rapture’!  American Christians behave themselves like the people around them–and in America, you really don’t want to behave like the people around you, trust me.

America has become a nation of  spiritually filthy, idolatrous, greedy people.  Sometimes it’s hard to see it from ‘down here’ among them–after all, we were all made from the same ‘dust’.

We tend to see ourselves in the context of the people around us, or the people on TV.  We probably look pretty good, compared to a lot of people–but God sees things very differently from ‘up there’.

Thankfully, God has given us the Bible, so that we can examine things ‘down here’,  according to His standards.  The standards God judges us by are holiness . . . perfection . . . blamelessness . . . and purity.

When Jesus returns, these are the people who the angels will gather to Him:

  • those who are spotless
  • those who have been purified
  • those who have been refined
  • those who are blameless
  • those who are  holy
  • those who are without stain, wrinkle, or any other blemish

As the Scriptures say:

‘Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked . . .’  Daniel 12: 10

‘So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.’ 2 Peter 3: 14

‘Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.’ Daniel 11: 35

. . .  Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.’  Ephesians 5: 25-27

‘ So far, so good” you say?  ‘I think I’m doing alright.’  Hmmm.  Let’s look a little closer.  Lets use the ‘magnifying glass’ of Scriptures that talk about sin.  But first, lets be clear:  If there is willful, deliberate sin in your life, which you have not repented of–Christ’s blood is not covering it.  The only way to apply the blood of Christ to your sin is to confess and repent!

‘If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?  For we know [serve] him who said,  “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”  and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.‘  Hebrews 10: 26-31

This passage is specifically speaking to Christians.  The God of the Old Testament, who judged His people, is the same God of the New Testament, who made a way of mercy.  But don’t think you are going to fool Him.  If you want to live outside of His covenant of mercy, then you will pay for your own sins.  He will judge everyone who lives outside His covenant of mercy.

If your pastor tries to explain this passage away–woe to him!!

When you accepted Jesus Christ as your savior, you made a covenant with God (sealed with His blood) to live a life of holiness–to be set apart from the world.  If you do not fulfill your part of the covenant towards Him, He is not under obligation to fulfill His part towards you (protection, provision, and eternal life).

In other words, if you are no longer living a life of holiness, set apart from the world, then you have broken the covenant of His mercy.  It is cancelled . . . null and void . . . powerless to save you.  You have, in effect, divorced God.  If that is the case, you need to renew your covenant with Him!  That begins with confessing your sins and repenting.

‘ . . . “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” ‘  2 Timothy 2: 19

‘No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.’  1 John 3:6

The whole doctrine of ‘The Rapture’ is that Jesus will return for His people–those who are in covenant with Him.  If you have broken that covenant, then you are no longer in covenant with Him–you are no longer His.  (The only thing that can separate you from God is your willful sin. )

Which brings us to another topic that pastors seem to avoid these days:  sin.  (Woe to him who is politically correct, for he denies the truth.)  Here is a [partial] list of things that the Bible specifically says will keep you from inheriting the kingdom of God.

  • sex (including sexual touching or nudity) before marriage  (sexual immorality, fornication)
  • sex (including sexual touching or nudity) outside of marriage, after being widowed or divorced  (sexual immorality, fornication)
  • sex (including sexual touching or nudity), while married, with someone besides your spouse  (adultery)
  • watching or reading pornography (sexual immorality)
  • making pornography  (sexual immorality)
  • prostitution
  • homosexuality
  • sex involving animals (sexual immorality, bestiality)
  • watching or reading pornography  (sexual immorality, adultery)
  • fantasizing about sex (including sexual touching or nudity) if you are not married
  • fantasizing about someone besides your spouse (adultery)
  • fantasizing about homosexuality
  • fantasizing about sex with animals (bestiality, sexual immorality)
  • praying to or trusting in ‘saints’  (idolatry)
  • praying to or trusting in Mary  (idolatry)
  • giving homage to the pope or other religious leader (idolatry)
  • worshiping the bread or wine as being, or becoming, Jesus’ body (idolatry)
  • kissing the black stone  (idolatry)
  • trusting in luck, or lucky objects  (idolatry)
  • calling Allah, or any other, ‘God’– our God is Jehovah  (idolatry)
  • paganism, nature worship, etc.  (idolatry, witchcraft)
  • practicing wicca, or black or white magic (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • astrology/horoscopes  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • numerology  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • palm reading  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • psychics  or channeling  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • seances  (magic arts, necromancy, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • yoga and eastern practices  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • ouija board, etc.  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, or vampirism
  • games  that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • books  that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • TV shows that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • movies that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • fantasizing about  witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • aspiring to wealth and possessions, envy (greed)
  • stealing, conning, swindling  (theft, swindling)
  • participating in $$ schemes that you know will transfer others’ money to you–through their ignorance, trust, or misfortune  (theft, swindling)
  • lying to obtain money or benefits, fraud  (lying, theft)
  • getting drunk  (drunkenness)
  • ‘recreational’ or illegal drug use (drunkenness)
  • abusing others with words, verbal abuse  (slander)
  • attacking others with words  (slander)
  • filthy talk, profanity, cussing  (slander)
  • filthy talk, sexual innuendo  (lewdness, sexual immorality)
  • body gestures and movements with sexual innuendo  (lewdness)
  • wearing sexually suggestive clothing  (lewdness)
  • murder
  • abortion, ‘morning after pill’  (murder)
  • influencing someone to have an abortion  (murder)
  • influencing someone to kill someone  (murder)
  • fantasizing or role playing murder (murder)
  • lying
  • giving false testimony, perjury  (lying)
  • deceiving, omitting, or misleading, with regard to the facts (lying)
  • falsely accusing  (lying)
  • telling ‘little white lies’  (lying)
  • withholding the truth  (lying)
  • being ‘politically correct’ instead of honest  (lying)

A lot of you may have started reading the list, grown weary, and just skimmed the rest.  True, a lot of Christians don’t do a lot of those things, so I’ll recap a few that seem to still be popular among Christians:

  • sex (including sexual touching or nudity) before marriage  (sexual immorality, fornication)
  • fantasizing about sex (including sexual touching or nudity) if you are not married
  • praying to or trusting in ‘saints’  (idolatry)
  • praying to or trusting in Mary  (idolatry)
  • trusting in luck, or lucky objects  (idolatry)
  • calling Allah, or any other, ‘God’–our God is Jehovah  (idolatry)
  • dabbling in paganism, nature worship, etc.  (idolatry, witchcraft)
  • dabbling in wicca, or black or white magic (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • astrology/horoscopes  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • psychics  or channeling  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • seances  (magic arts, necromancy, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • yoga and eastern practices  (magic arts, sorcery, witchcraft)
  • movies, TV shows, books, or games that give you a window into witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, and/or vampirism
  • aspiring to wealth and possessions, envy (greed)
  • getting drunk  (drunkenness)
  • abusing others with words, verbal abuse  (slander)
  • attacking others with words  (slander)
  • filthy talk, sexual innuendo  (lewdness, sexual immorality)
  • wearing sexually suggestive clothing  (lewdness)
  • abortion, ‘morning after pill’  (murder)
    influencing someone to have an abortion  (murder)
  • lying
  • deceiving, omitting, or misleading, with regard to the facts (lying)
  • telling ‘little white lies’  (lying)
  • being ‘politically correct’ instead of honest  (lying)

Here are several passages in Scripture to back up what I’m saying:

‘Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:  Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. ‘ 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10

‘But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.’ Revelation 21: 8

‘Outside are the dogs [male prostitutes], those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood [those who hate truth and liars].’ Revelation 22:1 5

You may notice, in these passages, that several other things are mentioned:

  • being cowardly
  • being unbelieving
  • hating truth

These are not sins, per se–but they will cause you not to endure to the end.  And it is imperative, that we endure  . . . to the end.

‘Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering.  Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.  You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while,

“He who is coming will come and will not delay.

But my righteous one will live by faith.

And if he shrinks back,

I will not be pleased with him.”

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.’    Hebrews 10: 32-39

‘ . . . if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us . . . ‘  2 Timothy 2: 12

Speaking of end-time Christians, Revelation says:

‘This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.’  Revelation 13: 10

‘This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.’  Revelation 14:12

It is not enough just to believe, not enough to endure for a while–we must endure to the end!  Here are Jesus warnings to us, concerning the last days:

‘All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.’  Matthew 10: 22

‘Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.’  Matthew 24: 12-13

‘All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.’  Mark 13: 13

If you are on a basketball team, and the team makes it to the championships, and you are in the last quarter of the last game . . . and you quit . . . you cannot say you won, when the team wins the championships!  You will not share in the trophy, or the victory celebration.  You will be kicking yourself because you did not endure to the end.  All you did, up to the point when you quit, counts for nothing!  You are not a winner!

Conversely, if you are injured at the beginning of the season, and you have to spend the majority of the season on the bench–you are still a winner at the end . . . because you did not quit!  Even if you’re injured, you still have to show up for practices, you still have to wear your uniform, and be present at the games.

Injured or not, if you simply stop participating and doing what is required of you, you will no longer be on the team.  So it is with Christianity.  It requires your participation, and your endurance . . . to the end.

But here is what is going to be the undoing of many people in these last days.

‘They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.’

2 Thessalonians 2: 10-12

The only remedy for this is to hate wickedness and develop a love for the truth (pray too, that God will grant you a love of the truth).

If you do not fight wickedness in your own life, if you don’t turn away from sin . . . you will not love truth . . . because truth exposes sin.  In order to have victory over sin, you must love truth.

‘This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.  Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. ‘  John 3: 19-20

‘Walking in the light

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.  If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all  sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.’  1 John 1: 5-10

For Christians Who Are Struggling Spiritually

When Is The Rapture?

It’s Not Going To Happen The Way You Expect

The other day, someone I know mentioned that they follow over three hundred people on Twitter!  I’m astounded!  I don’t use Twitter, so I don’t know how often people Tweet but . . . over three  hundred people!

Granted, this person isn’t a Christian . . . but from what I know about ‘Christians’ these days, they do pretty much what everyone else does.  (Could it be because many who call themselves Christians aren’t?  Hmmmm.)

I don’t know whether this number is typical, or whether it’s excessive.  But I just can’t fathom having my thoughts constantly interrupted –or steered by–that many people.  (In fact, I’m not sure there are three hundred truly wise people in the whole U.S.!)  Personally,  I can’t think of even a dozen people whose thoughts and comments I’d be interested in hearing on a regular basis.

We used to bemoan the fact that time seemed to be speeding up, and that we were becoming more and more busy . . . but the idea of receiving constant Tweets makes that seem like a minor annoyance!

The Bible warns us not to be conformed to the culture we live in.  When you factor Twitter into the equation, it gives a whole new meaning to ‘collective consciousness’.  We are coming closer and closer to everyone thinking the same thing at the same time.  (What a grand experiment in social control this could be!)

Christian, step back and look at this situation.  We become like the people we spend time with.   If you Twitter, do I have to elaborate, to spell out the dangers here?  If you are following all these people on Twitter, how do you have time to hear God?  And how do you know what your own thoughts are?  Do you even have an original thought anymore, or is it a continuation of someone else’s comment?  Don’t just laugh this question off–think about it!

If you are serious about being a disciple of Jesus, about being a new creation, about putting aside the things of this world, about having your mind renewed, and growing spiritually . . . then you need to take a long hard look at where Twitter is taking you.

We are constantly being pulled away from the things that matter.  We slip away from truth a little at a time.  Our character changes, one thought at a time.

Where are your thoughts coming from?

READ YOUR BIBLE!!

We Have Been Bewitched

For Christians Who Are Struggling Spiritually

As most of you have noticed, the world did not end yesterday.  No one was raptured.  No notable signs of judgment took place.

While most Christians are not surprised, it is still a sad day.  Not sad because judgment failed to happen–sad because apparently thousands, or tens of thousands of people around the world were misled.  Mr. Camping’s ministry broadcast in over 30 different languages.

Anyone who followed Mr. Camping this far is now in a very vulnerable position, spiritually.  For those who will admit it, there is a sense of shame–of being foolish, and of wanting to run and hide.  These souls will likely distance themselves completely from anything that makes mention of judgment or end-times events.  They will go back to a life of sin, and may become the biggest opponents of the teaching of end-time prophecies.

Of course, there are others who will rationalize, justify, and defend themselves and Mr. Camping.  They will become more devout in their beliefs and will further immerse themselves in the mental gymnastics of denial.  This will make them even more susceptible to every kind of deception.

One would hope that Mr. Camping would finally come to his senses, and allow the Lord to break his pride (which he claims not to need anyhow).  A full retraction and apology are in order.  Then, it would probably be best for him to say goodbye to his followers, close up shop, and spend his remaining retirement years really, humbly, seeking God–alone.  His prophetic interpretations have surely not done anyone any good.

Please don’t try to fix this one, Mr. Camping.  Have the grace to step aside and let the Lord clean up the broken people.

The rest of us need to keep these people in our prayers, because they are now suffering much internal devastation.  Everything they have believed in has proven to be a lie.  Don’t laugh.  No matter how smart you think you are, it could happen to you.  These deceptions may be apparent to those on the outside, when they have come to full maturity, but they overtake one’s mind by degrees.

Be sure your faith is based on the Word of God.  Make sure you are learning from Him–hold all teachers at arm’s length.

Don’t let pride form your opinion of yourself.

Pray always, seeking God about all things.  Ask God for wisdom, and understanding.  Believe in His faithfulness and ability to grant them to you.  ‘Listen to your gut’ and don’t let people explain away your doubts.

Contrary to popular doctrine, you are more likely to go the wrong way if you are running with the herd.  Consider that Jesus said the path to destruction is broad and many people are on that path–also that the true path is narrow and few find it.  He also promises that if you seek, you will find.

Look at those whose stories are in the Bible, as great men of faith–how many of them followed along with the crowd?  The men who heard from God spent much time alone with Him, seeking wisdom from Him and studying His word.

God is not going to send any great man to teach us all (but Satan will continue to).  God’s Holy Spirit is dispersed among us, in the heart of each believer (if you have received it).  He teaches each of us, and desires that, like Enoch, each of us ‘walk with Him.’

The Gig Is Up

Well.  The news should be common knowledge by the end of next week.  Obama is not only foreign born, he is not the son of Barack Obama Sr.

Nevertheless, he’ll probably weasel out of this somehow, and end up in an international governing position.

Jerome Corsi has uncovered the whole story.  Below are links to a three part interview with him.  Part two gives the most info. on the subject.

part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BygadqqiFH8

part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqvvqGqpkgE

part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W9z_-eKOG0

Another post I don’t want to write.

I share what I learn, but there are things I still don’t want to believe.  The possibility that the Japan nightmare was instigated by HAARP is definitely one of those things.  However, an MIT report came out today, that gives me reason to suspect it was.

I am going to cut and paste from the article and highlight things that stand out to me.  I’ll try to explain this as best I understand, but I’m not a physicist.  (May God help me to remember all the relevant information that I have recently learned, and give the best commentary possible.)  The writer says nothing about HAARP, so my conclusions are going to differ from his.  May God help you to find the truth.

Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake

Infrared emissions above the epicenter increased dramatically in the days before the devastating earthquake in Japan, say scientists.

by KentuckyFC @ arxivblog.com

Geologists have long puzzled over anecdotal reports of strange atmospheric phenomena in the days before big earthquakes. But good data to back up these stories has been hard to come by.

In recent years, however, various teams have set up atmospheric monitoring stations in earthquake zones and a number of satellites are capable of sending back data about the state of the upper atmosphere and the ionosphere during an earthquake.

Last year, we looked at some fascinating data from the DEMETER spacecraft showing a significant increase in ultra-low frequency radio signals before the magnitude 7 Haiti earthquake in January 2010

(emphasis mine) See my post: Did We Do This?  (Haiti Earthquake, part 2) for information about the possible connection between HAARP and the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti.  HAARP emits ultra-low frquency.

Today, Dimitar Ouzounov at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland and a few buddies present the data from the Great Tohoku earthquake which devastated Japan on 11 March. Their results, although preliminary, are eye-opening.

They say that before the M9 earthquake, the total electron content of the ionosphere increased dramatically over the epicentre, reaching a maximum three days before the quake struck.

Much is going on with weather manipulations these days.  I have seen video of what happens, but I don’t know how well I can explain it.

The point is, within 24-48 hours of an area being targeted, very severe storms break out.  It is possible to see what have been referred to as ‘HAARP rings’ and ‘scalar squares’ on weather maps over the area (24-48 hours before the outbreaks).

The epicenter of these squares and rings is usually an airport that is modifying the atmosphere through sending out energy of a certain frequency.  Later, beams of a different frequency are directed back at the airport (from HAARP, if I understand correctly), and the storm boils up.

I have not followed all the talk of ‘chemtrails’, but I understand that what people call ‘chemtrails’ are particles that are released over an area by planes.  I believe this corresponds to what used to be referred to as ‘cloud seeding’.

In cloud seeding, particles were released into the air that would attract water molecules to form clouds.  Apparently chem trails and the frequency beams sent out from the airports (often small, rural ones) are used to create the clouds, then later, HAARP beams are shot into the atmosphere there to cause the clouds to precipitate (drop) their rain.

I mention this here, because I believe there is a parallel between the use of HAARP to modify weather, and its application to causing earthquakes.

At the same time, satellite observations showed a big increase in infrared emissions from above the epicentre, which peaked in the hours before the quake. In other words, the atmosphere was heating up.

I have read other blogs, etc. that link HAARP frequency with having the effect of a microwave.  While HAARP beams are shot very rapidly at an area to produce a storm, they appear to be concentrated on an area for a longer period, when used to produce an earthquake.

These kinds of observations are consistent with an idea called the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling mechanism. The thinking is that in the days before an earthquake, the great stresses in a fault as it is about to give cause the releases large amounts of radon.

(emphasis mine)  in other words, they don’t know why

The radioactivity from this gas ionises the air on a large scale and this has a number of knock on effects. Since water molecules are attracted to ions in the air, ionisation triggers the large scale condensation of water.

This agrees with my observations related to using ‘chemtrails’ and frequencies to cause precipitation.

But the process of condensation also releases heat and it is this that causes infrared emissions. “Our first results show that on March 8th a rapid increase of emitted infrared radiation was observed from the satellite data,” say Ouzounov and co.

(emphasis mine)  these infrared emissions correspond with microwave emissions–like the ones an observer believes  cooked dolphins alive in the video above. 

These emissions go on to effect the ionosphere and its total electron content.

(HAARP specifically acts on the ionosphere)

It certainly makes sense that the lithosphere, atmosphere and ionosphere are coupled in a way that can be measured when one of them is perturbed. The question is to what extent the new evidence backs up this idea.

The Japan earthquake is the largest to have struck the island in modern times and will certainly turn out to be among the best studied. If good evidence of this relationship doesn’t emerge from this data, other opportunities will be few and far between.

http://www.techreview.com/blog/arxiv/26773/?p1=blogs

The implications here are horrifying–especially in light of the slowly unfolding nuclear disaster that is happening now in Japan!!

If this proves to be true–an unprovoked and unmerited attack, of the worst kind, against a peaceful ally– can you see why God MUST judge? (for those of you who believes He doesn’t)  There must be justice for the atrocities that evil men commit!!

Here’s something a friend wrote.  I felt it deserved to be posted!

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the news that judgment day is this Saturday. Yes that fateful day of May 21st is this weekend. There are billboards all over the country announcing it. Caravans of people are out spreading the word. And the media has announced it to the world. The pastor says that he has Biblical proof that Saturday is the day. You see, he got his math right this time.

So what does this all mean? (Besides the fact that this pastor is just 6 days away from becoming a false prophet). In fact he’s been a false prophet since 1994.

Now I’m sure that he doesn’t mean to be. And I’m sure that he believes that he’s right. But he missed some key points in his studies, like the entire book of Revelation. He also missed a few key points in Matthew 24, as well as countless other Scriptures that plainly tell us what will happen before the end.

Another point I would like to make is this, as far as my understanding goes, God doesn’t set exact dates for things to happen. There will be “signs of the times”, but no set dates. The Father can tarry as long as He wants, whenever He wants. He is not bound by dates and deadlines. Furthermore, people have been studying the Bible for as long as the Bible has been around. Why hasn’t anyone else come up with that date?

So why is this such a big story? It’s because of what’s going to happen on May 21st…nothing. Then on May 22nd the world can point and laugh at the ‘stupid Christians’.

I think that the media intentionally picked up on this story in order to make endtime warning Christians look like a bunch of idiots. So when the fig tree really IS ripe, people won’t take the warning seriously.

It’s a two sided attack, make Christians look stupid, and don’t take the warnings serious. It’s like a combination of crying wolf and chicken little.”No really! The sky is falling! I mean it this time!”

So many Christians are waiting for ‘the rapture’. They think that it will happen any day now. I see it on just about every endtime prophecy teaching. They always seem to overlook one key word in Matthew 13:30. “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”

I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but it never ceases to amaze me how so many people miss that. Of course a lot of the new versions of the Bible re-word things and leave out entire verses, so I guess that I shouldn’t be too surprised. Not to mention, a lot of Christians rely on their pastor to read and interpret the Bible for them.

(J. Piraneo, 5-17-11)