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It is still hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea that God is a God of judgment.  After all, my relationship with Him has been as a child with a patient, loving, merciful father.  He protects me, and provides for me.  He is my constant companion and friend.  Yet, the Scriptures admonish us not to present Him as being only a God of Love.  In His own words, He is a God of love and judgment.

To His friends, He demonstrates love, patience, goodness, peace, kindness and gentleness.  But to His enemies, He is a consuming fire.  Upon His enemies, He visits judgment.

None of us is born an enemy of God.  We choose to be His enemies, by setting our minds and hearts in opposition to Him, and in opposition to truth.  It is our own attitudes and actions that separate us from God.  Yet, even then, He holds out His arms to us in forgiveness and reconciliation.  But when we continue to reject Him, and live in opposition to Him, we invite judgment upon ourselves.

When people say things like the things I am about to say, many people close their hearts and make accusations about the speaker’s motives and character.  You can say what you want about me.  I have never been popular, so it really doesn’t matter.  But, in the hopes that you won’t close your heart, but will listen and understand the message I hope to convey, I will take a little time to qualify my comments.

Sometimes it is really easy for me to look at people and feel they are deserving of judgment.  Some people are so vile and corrupt . . . others are so evil, that it seems they really merit judgment–and soon!  I can feel this way about people I spend time around, or the culture that surrounds me.

However, I have no intimate understanding of people in other places or cultures.  I have no opinion as to whether their lifestyles merit judgment, because I have no idea how they live.  So, when I question whether God is judging a nation somewhere, it is not because I feel they should be judged.  I really have no opinion in the matter, because I am not acquainted with them.

It has really caught my attention, over the last couple of years, that Indonesia is suffering one catastrophe after another.  They are constantly being hit with earthquakes–the most recent being a 7.7 magnitude quake a couple of days ago.  And I have thought–could God’s judgment be upon Indonesia?  And I have wondered–don’t they have a large Islamic population?

If they do, and if they are suffering God’s judgment–could it be because of their practice of Islam?

Islam worships a false god–an idol.  Allah is a false god.  He is not the same being as the Jews and Christians worship (Jehovah, The Creator).  God’s first commandment for His people is that they have no other gods before Him.  Could it be that it is His first rule because it is the one that matters to Him the most?

Allah is not just a false god, he is a false god that claims he is the God of gods–the supreme God!!  This is a case of stealing the identity of the Most High God and destroying His reputation by the abominable things that the imposter says and does!  Islam is an abomination!

Could it be that the practice of this abomination, and the worship of this imposter (Allah), is enough to make God angry enough to pour out judgment–desolation?–on those nations that practice it?

Today, Indonesia was hit with a tsunami and a volcanic eruption–within hours of each other!  Tsunamis scour the ground and sweep away everything in their path.  Is this not desolation?  Volcanoes can scour the ground with an eruption of hot gases, or cover the ground with ash, lava, or mudslides, obliterating everything in the eruption’s path.  Is this not desolation?

Indonesia--volcanic eruption 10/10

Indonesia--volcanic eruption 10/10

And yes, as it turns out, Indonesia does have a large Islamic population–the largest in the world!  Over 170 million, according to adherents.com.

Right behind them, in second place, is Pakistan, with 136 million Muslims.  What has been happening in Pakistan lately?  Massive flooding, destruction of roads, buildings, farmlands and homes.  Millions whose homes were damaged or destroyed are struggling financially as they try to rebuild.  The national economy, must be virtually destroyed–before the floods it was built on billions of dollars of international loans.  Almost 6 million acres of farmland were damaged (farming is the basis of Pakistan’s economy).  Is this not desolation?

 

Pakistan--2010 flood victims

Pakistan--2010 flood victims

Pakistan--flooding 2010

Pakistan--flooding 2010

I am not certain that any of these events are God’s judgment–but I think they could be.

Let me list the top 10 countries in regards to Muslim population:

  1. Indonesia
  2. Pakistan
  3. Bangladesh
  4. India
  5. Turkey
  6. Iran
  7. Egypt
  8. Nigeria
  9. China

IF the events in Indonesia and Pakistan are God’s judgments on nations that practice Islam, then my own (human) prediction/opinion  is that Bangladesh and India might be next in line for major catastrophes.

Let me remind you again of God’s promise, in case you are living in one of these nations:

“If my people, which are called by my name (Christians and descendents of Jacob/Israel), shall

  • humble themselves,
  • and pray,
  • and seek my face,
  • and turn from their wicked ways;

then

  • will I hear from heaven, and
  • will forgive their sin, and
  • will heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

It doesn’t seem like God would suspend judgment upon a country if only His people there repent, but there is precedent for this.  We know that when Abraham plead with God for mercy on the righteous people in Sodom, that God was willing to spare all the extremely wicked, vile inhabitants of the city if there were just ten righteous among them.

“Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”

The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord. Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?  Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge  of all the earth do right?”

The Lord said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?”

“If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.”

Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?”

He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.”

Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?”

He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?”

He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.”

Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”

He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”  When the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.”  Genesis 18:20-33

I also am reminded of Elijah’s showdown with the prophets of Baal.  The reason it comes to mind is that there seemed to be a question, among God’s people, as to who was really God–so Elijah put them to the test.  I think we face a similar situation today.

My opinion is that if God is visiting  judgment upon a country, and His people there would repent, and humble themselves, and pray, and seek His face, and turn from THEIR wicked ways–people would be watching.  It would be a showdown, of sorts.  And I believe, as He did before Elijah and the prohets of Baal, that God would show Himself to be God by (forgiving His people and) healing their land.

“Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

But the people said nothing.

Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the Lord’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. Get two bulls for us. Let them choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.”

Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”

Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire.” So they took the bull given them and prepared it.

Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. “O Baal, answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.

At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”  So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.

Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which was in ruins. Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.” With the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed. He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.”

“Do it again,” he said, and they did it again.

“Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time. The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.

At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”

Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”

Then Elijah commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal. Don’t let anyone get away!” They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there.”   I Kings 18:21-40

More than anything, I think this is the fundamental issue between Judeo-Christian western civilization and Islam:

Our gods are not the same!  Allah is not Jehovah!

If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Allah is God, follow him!

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Prelude To: Did We Do This?

Where do I even begin?

Several months ago, the question occured to me “I wonder if earthquakes can be created?”.  Of course, I was thinking along the lines of underground nuclear explosions, etc.  Well, I found a lot more than I bargained for.  Granted, a lot of it sounds far-fetched to the average person, but I do have a college degree in science and I think I have learned enough to at least rule out the utterly ridiculous.  Of course, I am not an expert, and can not say with absolute certainty that any of what I’ve learned is true–but based on what I know, and my intuition, and prayers for God to guide me, I believe that it is.

The amount of ‘stuff’ that is going on behind the scenes is incredible!  I have never ruled out conspiracy theories simply because they were theories of conspiracies. (Some people seem to think conspiracies can’t possibly be true.)  As far as I understand, a conspiracy is a plan, between two or more people, to do something that is wrong.  How can that be impossible?–we see it happen every day!!  So, I weigh any conspiracy theory on its own merits.  (Even so, there are some that seem so far-fetched that I dread looking into them!)

A few years back, the Lord pulled the blinders off my eyes.  Up until that time, I had always looked for the best in everyone, believed whatever I was told, and given everyone the benefit of the doubt.  However, I learned that no one can be completely trusted, mankind is not inherently good and, in fact, some people are just plain evil!  In spite of all the corruption that has been revealed, in our leaders, in the last couple of years, some of you have not yet had that revelation–you will probably not believe the things that I will be sharing with you.

One other thing you should know about me–I have never been one to follow the crowd.  A lot of what I write about is probably not news to some of you–but others of you may think I’m just one more person in some kind of community of wackos, where all of us are just saying the same thing.  (In fact, I have that opinion, true or not, of some of the people who are sharing the information I’m learning from!  And I don’t agree with everything everyone says–I measure it against my knowledge of God’s word, what I already know, etc.)

However, the only communication I have with anyone else who shares any of these beliefs, is through several comments I’ve received through this site and my responses to them, which are posted on this site.  I am a virtual hermit.  I have a few friends I see on rare occasion, and I have some family.  To the best of my knowledge, of these people, only one friend reads my blogs.  My family and friends are either not interested in, or are too distressed by the things I am learning, to discuss them with me.  The only sites I visit regularly are posted as links, in the right column of this page–and I watch Glenn Beck, although I don’t agree with everything he says.

In fact, my ‘education’ in all of what is going on, began about a year and a half ago with him.  I had been watching Fox News regularly, but grew VERY tired of all the political commentary and speculation.  Feeling like I wasn’t getting the real news of what was going on in the world, I started looking elsewhere and discovered Glenn Beck on CNN.  I remember being surprised, because I was of the opinion that CNN was not a conservative news source, and yet he shared most of my opinions!  He was also revealing things that I was  learning about elsewhere.

The other main source of learning for me comes from Steven Collins’ website (to which I have a link in the right column).  I was asleep one morning when suddenly Fox News came on my computer (I have no idea how.  I had watched it the night before online, and the browser page was still open, but the video connection had been shut off).  Anyhow–the news came on and woke me, with the commentator saying something that caused me to jump out of bed.  To the best of my recollection, it was about 2 countries that were conducting joint military exercises. I had to ‘google’ the names of these 2 countries, along with the word ‘prophecy’, because I had a feeling it was something that I had heard before, regarding events prophesied to happen in the ‘end times’.  I had no idea of the journey I was about to embark upon.

When the Google search results came back, I realized I had a potential problem–how could I know which site(s) would actually have accurate information?  I prayed for God to lead me, and chose Stephen Collins’ site.  Neverthless, I didn’t throw out my discernment.

In subsequent days, I read and learned a lot, but I was still skeptical.  He apparently believes that the US is descended from the ‘lost’ 10 tribes of Israel.  This is something I had learned about (and believed) as a teenager–before I ever found Christ–by reading Herbert W. Armstrong materials (The Worldwide Church of God).  My mother told me it was a cult.  I don’t know if that is true or not, but at the time I believed her and threw the things away.

So,  when I read these assertions on his site, I was skeptical and I worried about his credibility, and possible connection to the WWCoG.  (I decided to get more info about Herbert W. Armstrong, and I have to say that I would still be skeptical of any of his teachings.  However, Mr. Collins, as far as I can tell, is not a follower of Mr. Armstrong.  Because of what I’ve read of his writings, and additional information I have found, I am about 98% convinced that the 10 ‘lost’ tribes of Israel are not really lost at all, and that the US represents the tribe of Manasseh.)

I continued to read his articles and posts, with caution.  Eventually I became convinced (although I am not absolutely sure of everything he proposes) that his site is probably ‘safe’, and I have learned a lot there.  As with any site, if you decide to check it out, use your own discretion and prayer.  Mainly he keeps up with current happenings, that you may not get news of elsewhere–and correlates these events with prophecy.

So, I’ve said all that to illustrate that I don’t have an agenda, and I am not just parroting the beliefs of some cult or bunch of wackos.  I have felt, from the beginning, that it has been God leading me to what I am learning, because of the way that it started–and has continued.  There is not one single website where I have gone and learned all of this.  It has been a journey, with God taking me from one site to another, teaching me the right things at the right time.

In fact–some of what I have learned is from movies I watched, for entertainment sake, that ended up confirming things I had learned or leading me to the next thing.  One of those movies–a story of two illusionists, introduced me to Nikola Tesla.  When I found reference to him, a little further along in my journey, I already had knowledge of him and his work.  When God is leading you, you know it–not by where you arrive, but by how He leads you along the way.

I feel I need to make that clear, because it looks to me, like a lot of the things I’ll be talking about in the future would be easy to dismiss out of hand.  Of course you need to pray and use your discernment regarding the truth of what I’m saying, and how it all fits together, but I hope I have explained myself enough that you will at least be willing to listen to what I have to say.

It was never my intention to start a blog–I just had to vent.  The more I learned about things that were happening, the more upset I became.  So, I started blogging.  I have always enjoyed teaching about things that interest me, so I have continued with this.  I know there are only about fifteen (at most) of you reading this, but that’s fine.  (Jesus said there would be ‘few’ that actually find the way, that ‘many’ travel the broad path to destruction, so I don’t underestimate the value of reaching only a few.)  I also know that He leads people to what He wants to teach them, so I trust that if you are here, He has led you.  You may only visit my site to learn one thing, or He may park you here for awhile.

I don’t claim to be a prophet–a watchman perhaps.  I have just seen, throughout my life, that in many things I happen to be a step ahead of the crowd.  I am not saying I should be followed.  I’m not saying I’m special at all.  I’m just saying I tend to become aware of things a little bit sooner than most people–and right now, time is of the essence.  So, I’ll share what I am learning with you, and trust that you will use prayer and discretion to decide for yourself.

The last couple of days I have looked into a lot of things, and I’ve learned a lot.  So much in fact, that yesterday I had to just shut everything off and have silence for a few hours–because I was so overwhelmed with what I had learned.  I just couldn’t absorb anymore.  I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way before.  There were several things I wanted to write posts about, but I just couldn’t.  I had no idea where to begin.

Today I received an e-newsletter from Chuck Baldwin.  It ties in with some of what I have just learned, so I’m going to write another post and link this one to it.  It concerns earthquakes, Indonesia, Venezuela and more–I won’t know for sure until I write it!!  Please check it out:

Did We Do This? (Haiti Earthquake, part 1)

Truly, ignorance IS bliss.  However, the hour is late, so–may your eyes be opened to the truth, and may the truth set you free!

Why Haiti?

American Empire

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