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Another ‘oh my gosh’ moment . . .

Please take a moment to check out the short article here, before going any further.

I guess, once again, I had made an assumption without realizing it.  I thought that foodstamps were completely administered by the federal government (USDA).  I don’t know whether I’m more surprised–or appalled–to learn that they are being processed by a ‘global investment bank’.

As a reminder–JP Morgan was an investor in Enron and a recipient of TARP funds. This is just one more example of the marriage between the ‘kings of the earth’ (governments) and the ‘merchants’ (and bankers) that constitutes what Scripture refers to as ‘The Whore of Babylon’.

I would imagine that this government contract provides a lot of protection for JP Morgan.  Now, in addition to the federal government’s opinion on whether or not JP Morgan is ‘too big to fail’, you can add the opinion of the tens of millions of Americans who receive food stamp benefits, child support and/or unemployment payments through their processing centers.

On the other hand, if there is another banking crisis, will the federal government take over JP Morgan to prevent a disaster for those receiving benefits?

The United States now has four big banks:

  1. Wells Fargo
  2. Bank of America
  3. JP Morgan Chase
  4. Citigroup

Some other thoughts:

  • How long until the Federal Government, via JP Morgan, begins accessing food stamp recipients’ credit reports (in order to reduce fraud, of course)
  • Now that free checking accounts are going the way of the dinosaurs, will JP Morgan offer free checking to benefit recipients?  (This would also be a way to monitor the financial activities of recipients.)

I’m sure there are other things to consider, but my thoughts are going a different direction now.

I am  not saying that such ideas would be without merit.  It is ‘necessity’ that is drawing us, step by step, into creating the technology-based economy and society that will eventually be able to monitor our every move and deny us membership if we will not conform.  More and more, those who resist its implementation will seem like superstitious fools.

Like every other freedom-loving being, I hate and feel resistance towards the trap I see us being herded into.  As a Christian, I know the end result of it all, and dread that day.  I am not advocating for this system, but I do want to talk about our attitude towards it.

The Antichrist’s ascent to power is part of God’s plan. The ‘Beast’ empire that the Antichrist heads, is permitted by God. (It is a strange irony that Satan’s plan is God’s plan–for a season, and a reason.)  It WILL come to pass, and there will be justification for every brick that is laid in building it.

For instance–today, every event that occurs spawns new laws to prevent it in the future.  Yes, it is reactionary (or over-reactionary in many cases), but we live in a day where men are ungodly and immoral, and refuse to take responsibility for their actions or exercise self control.  In the face of that, what other choice is there? Anarchy?  The law of the jungle?

Although you know what will ultimately happen when the Antichrist takes the throne–stop and think before you use that as your rationale for fighting every new measure that is implemented!   We must be people of faith, who see things from God’s perspective and align ourselves with Him. Why are we reacting fearfully to events that are part of God’s plan?

People without God are afraid.  They are fearful enough that they are willing to surrender their freedom for security.  How sad is the condition of those who don’t know God’s peace and protection.  Unbelievers fear more for their present safety and survival than they fear what they consider to be a myth or silly superstition:  God’s Word.

We live in a culture where people put themselves first and rarely consider the well-being of others unless there is something in it for them.  For that reason, those who don’t know God simply cannot understand why you would be concerned for their eternal welfare.  Therefore, they dismiss that as being what motivates you, and try to figure out what your REAL motive is.  When they can’t figure one out, they either assign one to you or call you crazy or superstitious.

As Christians, we can be confident in God’s protection and provision for us.  We need not fight ‘the Beast’ on our own behalf.  Nor should we fight (God’s plan) on behalf of unbelievers. It has not been effective to fight on their behalf.  It has merely caused them to distrust our motives and reject our message.

Some people are ‘hardheads’.  If they don’t respond to God’s grace and love, He will deal with them more sternly.  We should understand that there are some people who will only respond to stern discipline, and God still wishes to give them opportunity to repent.

For all these reasons I urge you to reconsider how you respond to the changes that are occurring.  But, most importantly, I urge you to reconsider because of God’s perspective on the latter days.

A global government, headed by the Antichrist (Satan, the Father of Lies) is part of God’s plan.  It is time for people to make a decision as to what ‘side’ they are on.  It is time to let sin and evil fully develop, then God will purge it from the Earth.  In the darkest hour, Christ will return.  He will come to do battle against those who oppose Him, and take possession of the nations.  At the darkest hour, His reign will begin.  Perhaps some Christians don’t fully realize this.

Yes, it is frightening to think of the persecution that will come to Christians . . . to think of the choices that we will have to make–but this has ALWAYS been the nature of Christianity!!  Only in America, by the grace of the God we have betrayed, have we had such peace and safety.  And, I would argue, nowhere is there more corruption and sin amongst those who consider themselves Christians!  How much sin and impurity must American Christians be cleansed of, before He returns!!

When we think of the end times, we tend to have tunnel vision surrounding one event we may face: someday we may have to stand up and say we won’t take a mark that says 666, then we will either be killed or left to starve to death.  I can’t think of anything, in my lifetime, that has stricken terror in the hearts of more people than the dread of that event.

So much more could be said about that–exactly what The Mark will be, how or when it will be imposed, etc.  But I want to say: that’s not the point!!! For many people ‘taking The Mark’ is not something they will even encounter!  Many, many people will die before that day arrives–from disasters, from sickness, from war, from persecution, from starvation.  If you arrive at that day, and still have not realized the grace of God in your life, that allowed you to survive that long . . . then I suppose your heart would already be extremely hardened against God. Refusing The Mark, in that day, will not save you!* Yet how many people are solely focused on recognizing and rejecting The Mark?

If you aren’t walking with God, I advise you to deal with the hardness of your heart now–while there is yet time.  Every hardship you encounter will either soften your heart . . . or harden it.  Every difficulty will either draw  you closer to God . . . or cause you to push Him further away.  Whether or not a person takes The Mark is more like a footnote to their biography . . . a comment at the end, that could more or less have been inferred from the way the story unfolded.

*although accepting The Mark condemns a person forever, refusing The Mark does not save a person.  Jesus is still THE way, THE truth, THE life, and the ONLY way to salvation.

 

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The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Us

 

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The evolution of this site has chronicled my journey into truth.  Like all of you who are reading my words–there was a day that I knew none of this.  As God led me from truth to truth, my paradigm of America was shattered.

One of my pivotal lessons was about the extensive bunker that most likely exists under the Denver International Airport, and the horrifying murals inside the airport–horrifying because of the interpretations that were given to them.  At first, I too accepted the interpretations, but then the Lord revealed to me what I believe to be the artist’s intent and message.  Nevertheless, I do believe the airport and the bunker play a part in the plan of ‘the elite’–whatever it may be.

The astounding thing, is that the elite seem to see themselves as having been appointed the task of governing the population of the world!  I believe most of them are so deeply deluded that they believe their plans are for good and that they are not only specially chosen and gifted for the task–but that they are truly people of good character.  (This is ludicrous, when you dig deeper and find out about their involvement with the theft of Geronimo’s skull and bones, with the Nazi concentration camps and chemical companies, and with the occult rituals they practice at Bohemian Grove.)

Another pivotal lesson, for me, concerned the events of 9/11.  What really stood out for me was the video clip of a BBC newscaster, standing in front of a window,  saying that WTC building 7 had fallen–while it was yet visible in the background!! It was another revelation of corruption in high places that really made me angry.  But the next lesson soon followed, and I don’t remember blogging much about 9/11–if anything.

(Here is a link to a well-reasoned interpretation of the BBC video clip and whether it proves or disproves either the official story or the ‘9/11 truther’ conspiracy claims.)

Today I happened across a video (below).  Apparently Geraldo Rivera has changed his mind about the 9/11 attacks. He is no longer dismissing the ‘9/11 truthers’. It was refreshing to see him post clips of what he had said previously, disparaging the ‘truthers’.  Hopefully he will really dig into this story, as he did in times past with others.

The second video provides more details concerning building 7, and it hints at some possible motives for staging a ‘terrorist attack’ on 9/11.

Larry Silverstein (real estate tycoon, 99 year lease-holder of the World Trade Center complex, and owner/builder of building 7) leased the complex from the Port Authority in the spring of 2001, and had $14 million dollars of his own money invested at the time of the ‘attack’.  His co-lessees Lloyd Goldman (not of Goldman Sachs) and Westfield America, Inc.  (Owner of a number of mega-malls, such as the Mall of America) had invested $111 million between them.  Bank loans financed $563 million.

Silverstein had (in the naive pre-9/11 days) been sure to see that his insurance policy on the WTC complex covered ‘acts of terrorism’. It is said that his bank lenders [General Motors Acceptance Corp./GMAC] required he obtain the coverage.  What foresight . . .

According to a New York Times Article from 9/27/01:

“Until those attacks, terrorism coverage was included along with other commercial coverage in the United States, at no extra charge, under the assumption that the chance of its ever being used was remote.”

So, I’ll say again–what tremendous foresight!

Because two separate planes hit the towers, Mr. Silverstein’s team made the case that they were two separate cases of terrorism and they were entitled to double the payout from the insurance companies. This would have amounted to over $7 billion.

But, contrary to the above video, the insurance payouts were capped at $4.577  billion.  Mr. Silverstein must continue to pay $102 million rent per year (until 2100), and is obligated to rebuild.  (The way things are going these days, it looks like ultimately Mr. Silverstein will be making his rent payments to China.)  An article in the Wall Street Journal on 9/11/08 makes the point that Silverstein and Goldman still needed to finance up to $2 billion to continue construction of the three new towers.

Was 9/11  a giant insurance scam perpetrated by a  few very wealthy men, as the video hints?

Was it a means for someone involved in a Securities and Exchange Commission  investigation to destroy their case files?

Was it a plot by the Bush administration and their global elite cronies to wrest liberty from the American people, as the most popular theory holds?

Was it a ploy aimed at shifting the financial burden of large-scale catastrophes from insurance companies to the government?

“The nation’s insurers have tried for several years to get the government to take on the highest costs in natural catastrophes like hurricanes and earthquakes. But today, Mr. Ferguson* said he felt the government had a greater obligation to help out with terrorism. ”After all,” he said, ”the basic duty of the government is to defend its citizens.””

Quoted from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/27/business/a-nation-challenged-the-insurers-insurers-ask-help-to-survive-future-losses.html

*Chairman of General Re, one of the country’s largest insurers and a unit of Berkshire Hathaway

 

Or, in spite of all the seeming inconsistencies, was it a terrorist attack by Muslim fundamentalists?