Category: Harbinger

Playtime is Over

By Donna Wasson

 

It’s very difficult to be a so-called ‘watchman on the wall.’ Our spirits are strongly prompted by the Lord to warn the world of God’s impending judgment; unfortunately for us, His timing is not our timing. We instinctively know that He is coming “soon,” but God has a much different definition of that word than we do.

To us, the word “soon” means just that. Soon. As in weeks or months at the most. But to God, it could mean days, months, years, decades or even centuries. On the other hand, it could literally mean tomorrow! I sure wish there was a conversion table in the Bible that would show what HE means by “soon.” Sure would make life a whole lot easier.

Ever since Jesus ascended back to heaven and the church was born, this Dispensation of Grace has been considered ‘the last days.’ For instance, Hebrews 1:1-2 says “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.”

And, therein lies the rub; it’s been the “last days” for an awful long time! Because it’s been 2000 + years since the ‘last days’ began, those of us who burn with the need to shout out warnings sometimes look like idiots. I’m just being honest here. We write fervent messages warning that Jesus is just about to snatch us home, yet time ticks on and on. I sometimes feel like the little boy who was always crying ‘wolf!’ After a while, people tune you out.

But things are much different today than they were when I started calling out warnings in 2007. We can refer to that time as being ‘BTO,’ or Before the Occupant. America has taken a nosedive in so many ways since the usurping Occupant was sworn into office. Once upon a time we were the shining city on a hill, the country nearly everyone on earth aspired to emulate and immigrate to but now, we’re little more than an international punch-line; fodder for the godless nations to mock and hold in derision.

Our military was the strongest, most respected and feared in human history. Now, it’s filled with sodomites, atheists and macho lesbians. Our most prized, experienced, wise senior officers have been purged with reckless abandon to make way for dumbed down ‘yes’ men, who are ignorant of the Constitution they swear to uphold, as well as sociopathic thugs who enjoy raping their fellow soldiers, regardless of sex. The demoralization is complete.

The local city and state police forces have been militarized and indoctrinated to view ‘civilians’ as the enemy. Forever gone are the men who patrolled our streets with the understanding they were in uniform to protect and serve the citizen taxpayers. Now, an alarming number of officers enjoy parading around in their black soldier outfits, aiming their new, automatic weapons in the faces of terrorized innocent men, women and children.

Many of them love to arrest people for the slightest perceived infraction while completely violating the Constitutional rights of their victims. If they’re able to fit in a few kicks to the head of a handcuffed ‘suspect,’ all the better! God help you if you fail to automatically capitulate and bow in humble submission to their commands. Refuse to obey their every word and suffer the consequences, sometimes fatally.

And as the bully cowards they really are, they especially enjoy shooting the family pet, usually a dog, even when that animal is absolutely no threat to them whatsoever. They seem to experience a rush of testosterone pleasure from seeing the grief-stricken shock of the pet owners as they watch their beloved friend writhe in pain. I don’t remember them doing that kind of thing back in 2007, do you?

Race relations have gone down the toilet since the first “black” President was inaugurated. In reality, he has nothing whatsoever in common with the current descendants of slaves brought to America from Africa. His heritage is mostly Arab, people who happen to be the most prolific criminals in human trafficking both historically, and today. But try telling that to the blacks in this country. He’s their hero, even though he’s destroyed their opportunities for employment, decent healthcare and forced millions onto the government teat.

Because of the Occupant and his mooching, entitlement-queen wife’s overt hatred of white people, as well as the fantastically corrupt choice of an openly racist Attorney General of the Department of Injustice, white folks are now treated to a steady diet of the ‘knockout game,’ A/K/A ‘polar bear hunting.’ It’s open season and there have been hundreds of victims, some who have even died in the attacks. This wasn’t the case back in 2007.

Let’s look at the change in crime since then. Seven years ago, we didn’t hear of children raping other children. I don’t mean teenagers; no, I’m talking about little kids. Just today, World Net Daily published a report of a 10-year-old girl in an elementary school in Oklahoma City, who was sexually assaulted in the bathroom.

She reported to her mother that a girl held her down while the girl’s 8-year-old brother literally raped her. They threatened to beat her if she screamed. The child was taken to the hospital and her physical exam confirmed her story. Stellar parenting there, people.

Can someone please explain to me how children that age would be cognizant of such wickedness, much less have the wherewithal to perpetrate it on another child? What kind of so called family produces such little monsters? I’ll bet a million dollars those kids don’t have their Daddy living with them, if they even know who he is!

We now also have the whole zombie thing happening. A couple of days ago, someone in California videotaped a man removing all his clothes in the middle of an intersection. Once he was completely nude, he accosted a woman who was pushing a stroller. Then, he jumped on a car that had pulled up to a stop sign and proceeded to crawl into the open sunroof, and beat and choked the terrified female driver. You can hear her screams as she tries to fight off the crazed lunatic, finally smashing her car into a light pole.

Then, there’s the nut-job in Miami back in 2012 who was discovered naked, attacking and literally eating the flesh, eyes and nose off a live homeless man. When police yelled at him to stop, he looked at them and growled and went back to munching. It took 7 bullets before he was finally dead. Authorities blamed the attack on a synthetic drug called bath-salts, but these things strongly resemble demonic possession.

Two other incidents like this happened in Texas in 2013. In the first, a naked man, high on synthetic marijuana launched himself out of his locked glass door, cutting himself badly. He then proceeded to scoop up the blood and flesh and eat it. When the family dog became upset, he beat the dog and ate the poor thing alive.

In the second incident, a woman high on the same drug, slashed her own throat and arms, then killed and partially ate her 18-month-old baby. Drugs have always been around, but these kinds of things never happened back in 2007. No, I’m not blaming the Occupant for these things, although it is widely acknowledged he is a habitual cocaine and marijuana user, and has been since his youth.

The militant rise of the homosexual agenda has taken over to an absurd degree. At this point, if someone refuses to enthusiastically endorse their demand to completely upend thousands of years of human history by redefining what marriage is, that person is publicly castigated and is in danger of losing their job or being forced out of business by the Pervert Posse.

This aberration of nature is now firmly ensconced in our public schools with the blessing of the teachers union. Our babies are being taught that the LGBT lifestyle is perfectly normal and should be embraced and even experimented with. This covers numbers 17, 24 and 26 of the 45 Declared Goals of the Communist Takeover of America, read on the floor of the House of Representatives on January 10, 1963. Don’t get me started on the obscenity that is the Common Core Curriculum for the schools.

Below, you’ll find the link to this document. I think you’ll be impressed how successful our enemies have been in destroying our country.

I could go on and on about the bizarre weather we’ve experienced in the last 7 years, along with the seemingly endless mass die-offs of fish, cattle, deer, whales, dolphins, starfish, and so on. A week ago, residents in New Jersey woke up to untold thousands of dead fish belly up in the Shark River. They’re still trying to clean up the mess.

A couple of days ago, Australian news reported that, because of the severe drought, a toxic weed called The Darling Pea has become overgrown. Sheep in one part of the country have been grazing on it because the grass they normally eat is dead. The toxins in the plant caused literally thousands of sheep to start pounding their heads on fence posts and rocks until their skulls broke open and they died! I am NOT kidding! When did you ever hear of such a thing happening??

In 2007, there were a total of 712 deaths worldwide attributed to earthquakes. In 2013, that total rose to 1,463. There’s the whole sinkhole phenomenon occurring all over the world, the latest causing a 40-foot hole in a football stadium in Nashville, TN. Vicious tornadoes have already killed dozens of people in the U.S. this spring.

We’ve got the White House scandal du jour with the kill list of veterans whose treatment was considered to be too expensive, so the VA delayed caring for them until they died. Like I said…that’s the scandal of the week. We all know the other ones—the ones that will NEVER be fully investigated or prosecuted in a fair court of law.

Muslims all over the world are completely out of control, getting much too big for their turbans and are in great need of a Holy knock-down. I mean, seriously! What kind of god would be pleased that his followers kidnapped and sexually enslaved 300 innocent young girls? That entire religion from top to bottom is satanically driven and its adherents are absolutely demon possessed. No doubt about it!

I don’t remember seeing Christians kidnapping anyone, slitting throats, raping indiscriminately, playing soccer with the decapitated heads of their victims, forcing conversions, slaughtering men, women, children and babies by burning them alive in a locked mosque, and chopping up those who escaped with machetes. God Almighty in heaven! How much longer are You going to put up with this?

There’s so much collusion and corruption between world leaders, there’s no way to sort out what the real story is. America started the uprising in the Ukraine. Putin acts like he’s the new Napoleon, strutting around the stage like a little rooster, wheeling and dealing with China while mocking the wimpy American President. Are they really enemies? Or is this whole Ukraine thing a well-coordinated event?

If you’ll remember in 2012, the Occupant whispered to then Russian President Medvedev that after he was re-elected, he’d have “more flexibility” regarding missile defense. He and Putin act like they hate each other and Putin very well may despise the girly-man Occupant. However, it could easily be pure theatre. After all, they both share the same Communist ideology.

Then we have that spoiled, fat little troll in North Korea who gets his diaper in a bunch when no one is paying enough attention to him. He likes to shoot off missiles and threaten to nuke other countries. He obviously feels like he’s following in his Daddy’s lunatic shoes by schmoozing cross-dressing, basketball has-been, Dennis Rodman in the morning, then publicly executing Christians and political dissidents in the afternoon.

Poor ‘ol Israel is getting shafted from all sides, including America. May God bless Netanyahu and give him supernatural wisdom and courage in these dangerous days. I do pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and I can hardly wait to watch that filthy, golden pimple on the Temple Mount blasted to hell where it belongs!

Finally, there’s the pathetic excuse of the mainstream church. The purpose-driven, emergent, seeker-friendly, coffee house, trite lyrics, rock band, lasers and fog machine, mega-sized, smarmy-smiled, sin excusing, member building, Bible forsaking, Islam loving, all-roads-lead-to-God teaching, prosperity proclaiming, Israel hating, Palestinian smooching, build-a-Jesus, lukewarm, apostate church of today.

Woe to the pastors of these churches! You WILL answer to the Lord Jesus Christ for all the souls you led into hell by not preaching the Gospel. The blood of every, single false convert in your congregation is on your hands! REPENT!

I guess the point I’m trying to make is this: I’ve been warning that we are living in the end days since 2007. Many times, I’ve felt like I really was crying wolf, yet I knew I was doing what the Lord wanted me to do. Well folks, I no longer feel like I’m crying wolf.

Events are happening at an exponential rate. The spiritual activity in the air is at a frenzied pitch and something’s gotta give. Folks, if you take a moment to reflect on the greased slide towards hell this world has taken since 2007, you’ll see how far we’ve come and exactly where the minute hand is on the prophetic clock. Midnight is chiming now!

Are you ready to meet your Bridegroom? Have you laid aside the things of this wicked world? Are there any other gods before Him in your heart? Have you even accepted Christ as your savior in the first place? I’m telling you that time is up. Get ready, because when it hits the fan, it’s going to hit hard and fast. Life as we know it will NEVER return to what we know as normal.

The judgment of God is coming, and soon. Prepare your hearts and look up, for our redemption really IS drawing nigh! Playtime is definitely over.

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BLOOD ON THE ALTAR

BLOOD ON THE ALTAR
The Coming War Between Christian vs. Christian

Posted: May 18, 2014
8:00 am Eastern

by Thomas Horn

In January this year (2014), the Pew Research Center (PRC)—a prestigious think tank based in Washington, DC (which provides information on social issues and demographic trends shaping the world)—published its report, “Religious Hostilities Reach Six-Year High.”

In this important document, the worldwide public-opinion surveyors chronicled the steady growth of religious persecution around the world and found that social hostilities involving religion are currently most frequently directed against people of Christian faith. The sharpest increase was in the Middle East, which, the reporters surmise, is the result of the 2010–2011 political uprisings known as the Arab Spring. That region’s score on the Social Hostilities Index rose from 5.4 in 2011 to 6.4 in 2012, three times the global median. A January 8, 2014, Breitbart news feature with the headline “A Report from the Non-Denominational Group Open Doors Says the Number of Christians Martyred around the World for Their Faith Nearly Doubled in 2013”[1][i] separately confirmed the discoveries of the PRC cited above. Besides the Middle East, the Pew findings also detail an escalation in the United States from the lowest category of government restrictions on Christian expressions as of mid-2009 to an advanced category in only three years,[1][ii] where it appears poised to continue upward at the time the new investigative book Blood On The Altar: The Coming War Between Christian vs. Christian heads to the printer. If recent activity is any indication, it may not be long before “one nation under God” joins those red-listed countries where Bible-based believers find themselves under the most severe discrimination. Indeed, National Review Online recently posted a critical review by Raymond Ibrahim, a Shillman fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, who cites the 2014 World Watch List (which ranks the fifty nations where Christians are most persecuted) to determine that the U.S. has become “the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today.”[1][iii] While Ibrahim’s assertion mostly reflects American involvement in foreign conflicts, examples of repression in the US against people of Christian faith are growing and are easily obtained online. A simple and quick web search produced the following headlines and statistics in just a few minutes:

  • A January 25, 2014, news story at Christian News Network is entitled “Legal Group Reports ‘Dramatic Increase’ in Hostility toward Christian Students in Public Schools.” An important distinction in this story is that the upswing in incident reports does not pertain to bullying from other students, but rather to mistreatment by school officials. “[The reports all surround] hostility from teachers and school administrators who are curtailing the students’ free speech rights simply because they’re Christians and they might express a Christian worldview,” the article quotes Bob Tyler, general counsel of Advocates for Faith and Freedom (AFF), as saying. Incidents include:
    • A Boston-area mother of a seventh grader called the AFF to report that one of her child’s teachers, an atheist, had belittled the student’s faith. “The atheist teacher said, ‘We atheists laugh at you Christians. No one will believe in God [in coming years] because science has proven that there is no God.’”
      • Another incident concerned a California teacher who threw away a gift from a first-grader because it was spiritual in nature. “[The teacher] said, ‘Jesus is not allowed in school,’ and proceeded to throw [the present] in the trash,” Tyler outlined, noting that the professing Christian principal sided with the teacher in the matter.
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      • Another first grader, who was giving a religious presentation in class, was told to stop when her teacher realized the student was referring to biblical passages. “The teacher said, ‘Stop right there. You cannot talk about the Bible in school,’” Tyler said. “And for [the student]…all of a sudden you feel like you’re in trouble because of what just happened.”[1][iv]

 

  • A February 2, 2014, CBS story outlines how a North Carolina high school football coach was ordered to cease baptisms and leading prayers for students even when not on school grounds (the baptism in question was performed at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, a church in town that many team members attend and the coach was simply invited to be there). “‘It is a violation of the Constitution for the Mooresville High School football coach to organize, lead, or participate in prayers or other religious proselytizing before, during, or after games and practices,’ Patrick Elliott, attorney for Freedom from Religion Foundation, wrote to the school’s district attorney last fall. ‘It is well settled that public schools, and by extension public school officials, may not advance or promote religion.’”[1][1][1][v]

 

  • A very well written, January 10, 2014, American Thinker opinion piece by Fay Voshell titled “Establishing a US State Religion” details a modest group of nuns who have devoted their lives to the care of the elderly for 175 years—“a generally thankless task,” Voshell notes, “as they are dealing with human beings who are physically debilitated and most often mentally frail as they come to the end of their earthly existence.” The nuns have come under intimidation by the US government for “refusing to obey the Obamacare Affordable Health Care mandate to include abortion-inducing drugs as part of the insurance policies offered to the orders’ employees. Such provisions violate the nuns’ religious beliefs concerning the sacredness of life from conception to death.” Voshell notes that Beverly Monk’s report on Citizen Link indicates that the nuns “have been told they must offer the abortifacient or sign a government form that delegates the action to a third party.” The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice (DOJ), Voshell says, “are essentially saying to the nuns, ‘You yourselves don’t have to do it, but you have to allow someone else to do it on behalf of your order.’ That’s legal casuistry at its most serpentine. Monk also reports the DOJ demands…‘the Little Sisters must sign a “self-certification” form claiming eligibility for an exemption from the mandate, or pay millions in fines.’ In other words, sign the paper or else.”[1][vi]

 

  • A December 31, 2013, ABC News story reports of Houston, Texas, city bus drivers who were reprimanded for praying with a coworker after her twelve-year-old girl was hit by a car and later died of the injuries.[1][vii]

 

  • A January 3, 2014, Daily Caller feature article titled “House Committee: Obama Administration Banned Christmas Carols and Cards for Veterans” by Patrick Howley states how “the Obama administration’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prohibited veterans from hearing Christmas carols or receiving gifts wrapped in Christmas-themed wrapping paper.… Additionally, the VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia—which treats veterans—banned Christmas carolers from singing Christmas songs with religious references in public areas.”[1][viii]

 

  • A December 9, 2013, Charisma News report by Matt Barber details how “Blogging Gays Urge Murder, Castration of Christians.”[1][ix]

 

  • A February 7, 2014, story at WorldNetDaily features an interview with US Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin under the stinging headline, “General: US Christians Targeted For Murder.”[1][x]

 

  • Finally, a November 10, 2013, Associated Press report—while not a direct story of Christian persecution—details how “Atheist ‘Mega-Churches’ Are Taking Root across US, World.”[1][xi]

There are, of course, hundreds more such examples in media at this time (and I didn’t even mention the recent attempt to perform a Black Mass at Harvard University against “the stifling authority of the Church” or the Satanic Baphomet under design for Oklahoma’s Statehouse), and, again, these stories are just samples found in a few moments with a simple web query. But what these bullet points fail to mention is the developing emergence on the world scene of what will become one of the greatest threats ever raised against the authentic body of Christ—Religious Christians.

Cry “Havoc!” and Let Slip the Dogs of War

For some students of prophecy, the facts outlined above were not only predictable, but were a prophesied prelude to a period in history wherein true believers will be “beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and….[for] not worship[ing] the beast, neither his image, neither…[receiving] his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands” (Rev. 20:4).

Yet, when discussing this end-times scenario, and in particular the subject of rigorous persecution, often overlooked is the role that religious “Christians” are being shaped today to play against the true body of Christ. Even the subtitle of my upcoming book and the concept of a coming war between Christians could seem beyond credulity if it were not for what the inspired texts themselves convey. Jesus predicted a time when “whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service” (John 16:2), and in Matthew 24, He told His disciples:

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all [groups of people] for my name’s sake.

            And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

            And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

            And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. (Matthew 24:9–12)

Elsewhere in the Bible it describes this coming era of Great Tribulation as when the Antichrist will have power “to make war with the saints, and to overcome them” (Rev. 13:7; see also Dan. 7:21). Immediately following those verses, there is description of a second beast with “two horns like a lamb” who speaks “like a dragon” (Rev. 13:11). Most evangelical scholars identify this second “beast” as the leader of the end-times religious institution who will be under Satan’s control. The phrase “like a lamb” indicates he will pretend to represent the Lamb of God and the Christian church, while the expression “speaks like a dragon” identifies the devilish source of his authority and power. This final, global, super-church leader will be a murderer not unlike the Antichrist, and will cause “that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed” (Rev. 13:15).

Thus, the book of Revelation outlines how the political figure of Antichrist derives ultranational dominance from the world’s religious faithful through the influence of an ecclesiastical leader (also called the False Prophet) who will not hesitate to swim in the blood of the genuine saints of God.

In the days between now and when these men of sin are identified, this reality—that latter-day churchgoers will soon believe they are serving the kingdom of God by participating in or approving the death of conservative Christians—is not a concept lost on all contemporary churchmen. There are those who see things taking shape even now for a war that will eventually pit religious “Christians” against the real members of the body of Christ. For example, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, stated early in 2014 that “modern Christians” will now be “‘called’ to suffer and even die for the faith” in a new era “of martyrdom.”[1][xii] But a clarifying document that was not supposed to be made public and which was authored by a senior advisor to Welby’s predecessor details how such a time of great persecution is coming because true believers will, according to the letter, be driven underground by liberal Christians and will become a dissident association comparable to resistance movements during World War II.[1][xiii] Dr. J. Vernon McGee, one of America’s most beloved Bible teachers of the past century, taught the same and clarified that these true biblical believers would ultimately be driven “underground” by none other than latter-day denominational churches. Another of the twentieth century’s most perceptive writers was pastor and author A. W. Tozer (who was not usually given to prognostication), who likewise wrote:

Let me go out on a limb a little bit and prophesy. I see the time coming when all the holy men whose eyes have been opened by the Holy Spirit will desert worldly Evangelicalism, one by one. The house [institutional Christianity] will be left desolate and there will not be a man of God, a man in whom the Holy Spirit dwells, left among them.[1][xiv]

These Holy-Spirit-devoid church attenders will join other “religious types” to constitute Antichrist’s apostate religious and political order (connected to “Mystery Babylon” in Revelation 17) and, as unfathomable as it may sound, will seek to formulate perhaps the most egregious rank among the Man of Sin’s Gestapo members in their appetite for destroying latter-day, truly born-again believers.

Impossible, some might say? Tell that to the trainloads of Jews who vanished beneath the brutality of Nazi Germany members who maintained their Protestant faith or to the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children who have died since the days of Christ’s crucifixion and the martyrdom of His disciples at the hands of institutional church authorities and holy temple leaders. The European wars of religion (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries) are further examples of such mayhem by very religious people, as could also be considered the Muslim conquests (seventh to nineteenth centuries), the Crusades (eleventh to thirteenth centuries), the Spanish Reconquista (eighth to fifteenth centuries), the Ottoman wars in Europe (fifteenth to nineteenth centuries) and the Inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church (twelfth to fourteenth centuries).

But now, what was old is new again, and as a militant spirit of evil pushes through the veil toward a final supernatural conflict (in which blood will flow to the horses’ bridles), violent clashes over matters of faith are once more boiling around the globe. Consequently, brutality wrought by the final Antichrist and his end-time Christian assassins will soon make the combined depravities of those wars mentioned above look like child’s play. When he raises his fist, “speaking great things…in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven” (Rev. 13:5–6), at his right hand will stand those devoted house-of-worship attendees who are vividly described in the final book of the Bible as “drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus” (Rev. 17:6) as they dance and sing “in the spirit” of their mega-church “habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit” (Rev. 18:2).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse

In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse. An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by the time donations ended almost $30,000 had been raised. Now an artist trained in classical sculpture is toiling away in New York, crafting a Baphomet figure sitting beneath an inverted pentagram and flanked by two children gazing upward in loyalty. When it is finished, it will be cast in bronze and, the Satanists hope, eventually displayed in Oklahoma.

The statue is a direct response to the state’s installation of a Ten Commandments monument outside the Capitol in 2012. State Representative Mike Ritze paid for the controversial statue with his own money, and therefore it was considered a donation and OK to place on government property. Following that line of reasoning, the Satanic Temple submitted a formal application for their monument.

As Trait Thompson of the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission told CNN last December, “Individuals and groups are free to apply to place a monument or statue or artwork.” The applications are then approved or rejected by the Commission. Unfortunately, the state has placed a halt on issuing permits for any other monuments until a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Ritze’s Commandments monument is settled.

Nonetheless, the Satanists are building this thing, and I was offered an early peek at the work in progress by Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves. Greaves told me he has received numerous threats from people who want to attack the sculpture, but that he “wouldn’t expect these outraged and nearly insensible reactionaries to actually know how to assault a bronze monument without severely hurting themselves in the process.” Still, he’s not taking any chances. The Temple is building a mold of the sculpture so they can pop these things out like evil, terribly expensive action figures whenever they need a new one.

“Depending on our insurance policy,” Greaves said, “we may be able to cast two from the destruction of one, expediting our arrival to the next battleground.”

The Temple estimates that the monument will be finished in a few months. Once it’s done, they plan to put it in front of the Oklahoma Statehouse regardless of the the Capitol Preservation Commission’s ongoing battle against the ACLU. They feel this should be allowed because their application was submitted before all the hullabaloo over Ritze’s monument.

“After all,” Greaves told me, “the Ten Commandments still stand at the State Capitol. We are fully willing to place our monument at the Capitol, even while the ACLU suit is fought, with the understanding that a judgment against the Ten Commandments will have ramifications for our monument as well, likely resulting in the removal of both.”

The Baphomet, which will stand seven feet tall and be a testament to the glory of the Angel of the Bottomless Pit, would be placed directly beside the sculpture glorifying the laws given to Moses by the Christian God. The idea of a Satanic monument sitting on government property in Oklahoma—which is like the Bible Belt’s Bible Belt—seems a bit far-fetched, but Greaves says that “there has been quite a bit of discussion among legal scholars who recognize how difficult it would actually be for Oklahoma to turn us down… Constitutional law is quite clear on this issue: The state can’t discriminate against viewpoints. If they’ve opened the door for one, they’ve opened it for all.”

Ryan Kiesel from the Oklahoma ACLU seems to agree. He told the Libertarian Republic, “If, at the end of the day, the Ten Commandments monument is allowed to remain on the Capitol grounds with its overtly Christian message, then the Satanic Temple’s proposal can’t be rejected because it is of a different religious viewpoint.”

One popular argument being used against the Temple’s monument is that it doesn’t have “any historical significance for the State of Oklahoma,” as State Representative Paul Wesselhoft told a local news station in January. “The only reason why the Ten Commandments qualified,” he continued, “is because at the Capitol, what we do is we make laws. We are lawmakers. Well, one of the earliest laws we have are the Ten Commandments.” This, it is important to remember, was said by a current democratically elected member of the legislature.

Greaves told me that “the idea that the Ten Commandments are foundational to US or Oklahoman law is absurd and obscene… I would argue that the message behind our monument speaks more directly to the formation of US Constitutional values than the Ten Commandments possibly could. It especially does so when it stands directly beside the Ten Commandments, as it affirms no one religion enjoys legal preference.”

Regardless of what happens at the statehouse, the Temple is charging ahead with the monument. And if it doesn’t end up in Oklahoma City and the Ten Commandments are forced to be removed, the Satanists will try to find a home for the Baphomet in another deserving state. Texas, for instance, has had a monument of the Ten Commandments sitting on its capitol grounds for 40 years. As Greaves put it, “There are no shortage of public locations across the US where religious monuments await a contrasting voice.”

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Are the End Times Upon Us? Author Says ‘Unrestrained Immorality’ Mirrors ‘Pandemic Godlessness’ Seen in the Bible

Answering that dichotomy depends on one’s worldview, but Christian author Jeff Kinley is in the latter camp, telling TheBlaze that he sees human beings continuously and perilously cutting God out of society.

“I look around my world and I think, ‘Wow, we’ve written God out of our own story here,’” Kinley recently said in an interview. “We’re content in living in our own lives.”

The author, who believes Noah, the flood and the ark unfolded as the Bible recounts, draws parallels between contemporary culture and the “pandemic godlessness of the earth” during Noah’s in his new book “As It Was in the Days of Noah.”

Human behavior then and now, he posits, isn’t all that different.

“Humanity had forgotten God so literally every man just did what they thought was right in their own eyes,” Kinley said of the days of Noah.

As for the current conditions, the author described what he sees as “pandemic unrestrained immorality” and “a falling away of the purity of faith.”

Kinley proceeded to describe how society’s current treatment of God mirrors the Bible’s depiction of the “end times” – a time-frame in Christian theology that precedes the Earth’s end.

While he said it’s impossible to judge when the end times might unfold, Kinley described the current conditions as matching those presented in the Bible, citing Matthew 24, among other references.

“As we ramp up to the end times, there’s going to be, as Romans 1 describes, a simmering hostility against God, against biblical morality,” Kinley told TheBlaze.

Kinley repeatedly spoke against the removal of God from society, saying that it leaves mankind to his own devices, creating a horizontal rather than vertical morality – one in which there is a “sliding scale of morality.”

Citing gay marriage, which is now legal for the first time “perhaps since the days of Noah itself,” Kinley said that human beings are creating new ways of doing things based on shifting standards.

The author also mentioned Israel’s reemergence as a prophetic sign as well.

“Ezekiel 37:12 says that Israel’s going to be re-gathered to the holy land. There are more Jews moving in every day than there have been in 20 centuries,” he said. “All the prophecies that we talk about … none of those things can happen unless Israel is a nation again.”

That in mind, Kinley believes that there are major cultural shifts underway since the nation of Israel was reborn and that these changes indicate that the end times could be rapidly approaching.

But rather than make definitive declarations about when he believes this will happen, Kinley exercised extreme caution, likening the scenario to how one generally observes road signs.

“As we look to the end times, I always picture it as sort of road signs in the distance,” he said. “You know that they’re there but you can’t read them. It’s unwise to make predictions about that.”

While considering what the Bible says about the end times can create nervousness in some, Kinley said that it’s not all “gloom and doom.” He believes that there are many people who follow Christ today and that their faith offers hope; now, he wants to reach even more people with the gospel.

“The Bible says that he’s the open door — and the thing that I love about that is as we look around it’s hard to live in dark times, but those who follow Christ know that there’s hope in the end for anyone who puts trust in him,” he said.

Kinley said that Christians shouldn’t be surprised when their faith, ideas and lifestyles aren’t as accepted as they once were. But he also believes in the importance of spreading the faith before the end times unfold.

“We’re not mainstream anymore. We’re more marginal than mainstream,” he said.

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‘Harbinger’ rabbi warns America of ‘impending judgment’

From Capitol, nation implored to ‘wake up and cry out to God’

Published: 2 days ago Garth Kant WASHINGTON – At the National Day of Prayer event held on Capitol Hill Thursday, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn issued a dire warning to America: The nation “stands in danger of impending judgment, and we all know it.” “Too much of the church has lost its saltiness to do anything about it,” he declared. “And now the same biblical signs of national judgment that appeared in the last days of ancient Israel are reappearing on American soil.” At the beginning of his commanding speech, Cahn, author of runaway bestseller, “The Harbinger,”and its movie companion “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” from WND films, warned that his address would not be politically correct. He urged the nation to “come before the Lord and seek His face, and His purposes, and His will for this land and to pray for America.” While Cahn said America has been blessed as no other nation has been blessed, he added, “To whom much is given, much is required.” “America, as did Israel in its blessing, has been turning away from God, driving Him out of its public squares, bringing in idols in His place and calling what is evil good and what is good evil,” he declared. “And as Israel sacrificed thousands of its children on the altars of Moloch and Baal, so America has also lifted up millions of its children on the altar of pleasure and self-indulgence, and their blood is on our hands.” Warning of impending judgment, the rabbi told the story of how, 3,000 years ago, King Solomon stood in another sacred assembly in his nation’s capital. “There he dedicated a temple and the nation’s future to God,” Cahn said. “There he interceded and prayed that if his nation would ever turn away from God and calamity came upon it, if the people turned back to God in repentance that God would have mercy on them.” God told Solomon, “If my people, which are called by my name, 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.” As Cahn explained, 400 years later, the calamity of judgment fell upon the land – and the Temple Mount, where Solomon prayed, was destroyed. “God was saying, ‘Return, Israel,’” he explained, adding that America came into existence 225 years ago this week. On that day in America’s capital, George Washington placed his hand on the Bible and gave the new nation a prophetic warning: “[T]he propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” Cahn said, “The warning was this: America was blessed because of God alone. If America ever turned away from God, then the blessings of heaven would be removed from the land.” Today, that warning is coming true, he said. “After giving that word, Washington and the entire first government of this nation proceeded on foot to the place specially appointed to dedicate America’s future to God,” Cahn explained. “It was America’s consecration ground. Where was it? It was in the nation’s capital.” However, he added, the nation’s capital was not in Washington, D.C. Washington bowed his head to pray that day in New York City. “Where exactly was it?” he asked. “The place at which they dedicated America to God on its first day as a nation – America’s consecration ground – is Ground Zero.” Cahn revealed the message of that sacred ground. “God is crying out to this nation, ‘Return! Return! Return!’” he implored. “The forefathers gathered in the capital city that day to consecrate America to God, so we have gathered this day in the capital city to do likewise, to rededicate this nation into the hands of God and to re-consecrate our hearts and lives to the will of God.” The hope of America does not lie in the White House, he said. You won’t find it under the Capitol dome, on Wall Street or any place else. “America’s hope lies in the name of Yeshua Hamashia, Jesus the Messiah, the Light of the World,” he said. “It was for Him this nation came into existence. It is in Him alone that hope lies. And we come together this day in this city named after the one who gave that warning and who bowed his head and prayed that this nation be dedicated to God with a holy and crucial purpose. It is time to humble ourselves. It is time to pray. It’s time to seek the face of God. It’s time to turn from our evil ways that He might hear our prayers, forgive our sins and heal our land.” Cahn prayed that – whatever it takes – there will be a widespread repentance, awakening and revival in America. “Let the will of God be done,” he prayed. “Let the name of God be lifted up. Let the City on a Hill, America, shine again. Let God’s grace shine upon here, and let the glory of the Lord be revealed in the name of Yeshua Hamashia, Jesus the Messiah, the Light of the World and the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Amen and amen.” Cahn brought the National Day of Prayer gathering to its feet, clapping and cheering. As WND reported, Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, made big news when he blasted Barack Obama as “the abortion president,” and there were plenty of other broadsides launched against modern-American society. Other speakers were also sharply critical of the state of the nation, and almost all stuck to one theme: America is on the wrong track wrong and heading for disaster if it does not change course, repent and return to the ways of God. Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Rev. Billy Graham, was the keynote speaker for what turned out to be the largest National Day of Prayer in history, broadcast and live-streamed around the world. She, too, warned that America has strayed so far from the ways of God that time is running out and judgment is coming soon. Lotz said God is urgently warning America to repent right now through a series of calamities, including:

  • Natural disasters, including a series of record-breaking storms
  • Social disasters, such as rampant abortions and pornography
  • Mass shootings
  • Financial disasters and nearly $18 trillion in national debt
  • Unchecked growth of government
  • Pervasive secularism
  • Spiritual malaise

Lotz said, while God is sending severe and scary warnings, the solution is still within our reach. If America would turn back to prayer, then, she said, God will forgive the nation’s wicked ways and heal our land. “It is time to wake up and cry out to God,” she declared. However, Lotz also called this a time of great hope, “unparalleled in human history,” primarily for two reasons. One, the rebirth of Israel after 2,000 years seemed nothing short of a miracle. And, two, for the first time in history, the gospel is being preached to the entire world, thanks to modern mass communications, including the Internet. Although the official theme of the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer was the optimistic “One Voice, United in Prayer,” most speakers echoed the warning that America is heading for disaster. “We recognize the only thing that can turn the tide of this nation” is God, said Jeff Noel, national coordinator at the National Prayer Committee and pastor at Grace Heartland Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He asked the gathering and people around the world to pray for the soul of America. Noel said our message for God should be a simple one: “We repent.” He implored America to repent for “putting our faith in our economy, our government, our own ideas,” which “always come up short.” Noel also urged America to repent for:

  • “Sacrificing our children on the altar of convenience, selfishness and pleasure”
  • “Allowing marriage to be redefined on our watch”
  • And “allowing our culture to advance the agenda of the enemy”

Also speaking at the bipartisan event was U.S. Tax Court Judge Maurice Foley, appointed by President Bill Clinton. Foley emphasized that, while he has great respect for the legal system, his sense of justice comes from God. “If I trust in the Lord, He will direct my thoughts, and He does.” Foley insisted it is the “awe of His majesty and powers that enables a judge to be fair, just and patient” and quoted King Solomon in saying “Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” The judge’s advice? “Be humble, or God will humble you.” Democratic lawmaker Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., said the good news is the House of Representatives and the Senate both have prayer breakfasts every week and hold Bible study. He also noted that, every week, lawmakers in the National Prayer Caucus ask God for guidance in their making their votes. And, when people complain to him about the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., he asks them to pray for lawmakers, their staff and families. Former Rep. Bob McEwen, R-Ohio, related how, when delegates to the Second Continental Congress got hopelessly bogged-down while trying to formulate the Constitution, they followed the advice of Benjamin Franklin and fasted and prayed upon it for three days. When they returned, they began with a prayer and finished their work. Ever since, McEwen noted, every session of Congress has begun with a prayer. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen Joseph S. Ward shocked the crowd by informing them that 22 services members a day now commit suicide, and stressed one thing that could help – allowing men and women in uniform the ability to express their faith freely. The 63rd annual National Day of Prayer was hosted by Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala.

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ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS? CHECK OUT THESE MYSTERIOUS STRUCTURES FOUND ON THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN FLOOR

Michael Snyder
The Truth Wins
April 29, 2014

In cultures all over the world, there are ancient stories about beautiful, prosperous cities that became submerged in the ocean and were never seen again.  The most famous of these is the story of Atlantis, but there are many others. 

Image:Yonaguni-Jima (YouTube).

So could it be possible that some of these cities actually exist?  In recent years, modern technology has allowed humanity to investigate the ocean floor like never before.  As we have done so, we have made some incredible discoveries.  You are about to see some amazing mysterious structures that have been found on the bottom of the ocean floor all over the world.  Could these mysterious structures actually be evidence of very advanced ancient civilizations?  As we learn about these ancient civilizations, will this knowledge turn the conventional version of human history that we all learned in school upside down?

We live at a time when mind blowing discoveries are being made at a pace never seen before.  Just last month, I wrote about the megalithic ruins that have just been discovered in Russia that contain the largest blocks of stone ever found (even bigger than Baalbek).

Nobody can explain where those stones came from, who lived there, or how ancient humans could cut and move such massive blocks.

Well, similar things could be said about many of these mysterious structures on the bottom of the ocean floor…

The Ancient Underwater City Of Yonaguni-Jima, Japan

For as long as anyone can remember, residents of Okinawa have passed on stories of a vast underwater city to their children.  Most considered those stories to simply be myths.  But after what happened in 1986, that all changed

In 1986, a diver near the island of Yonaguni Jima, off the southern tip of Japan (around Okinawa) came across some strange structures about 25 metres below sea level.

They appeared to be stepped structures with terraces and ramps.

One of the largest pyramid structures is 600 feet wide and 90 feet high –with five separate levels of stone blocks with what appears to be road surrounding the structure.

Tool marks and carvings have been discovered upon the stones (and documented) which indicate that they have were constructed rather than being natural stone structures.

Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist from Japan’s Ryukyus University, Japan has been studying and mapping the site for over 15 years and believes that the site is over five thousand years old – but was sunk during an earthquake two thousand years ago.

Dwarka – Off The Coast Of India

An incredible underwater city can be found just off the coast of India as well.  It is known as “Dwarka”, and at the longest point it stretches for five miles.  Once again, this city provides evidence of a highly advanced civilization in the ancient world…

The Bay of Cambay was discovered by marine scientists in early 2002. The city is located 120 feet underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India. The city is five miles long and two miles wide, carbon dating estimates the site to be a whopping 9,500 years old, and, more amazingly, architectural and human remains are still intact. The discovery astounded scientists because it predates all other finds in the area by 5,000 years, suggesting a much longer history of the civilization than was first assumed. Marine scientists used sonar images and sum-bottom profiling to locate the lost ruins and it is believed the area was submerged when the ice caps melted in the last Ice Age. The Indian nationals have dubbed the find ‘Dwarka’ (The Golden City) in honor of ancient submerged city said to belong to Hindu god, Krishna.

Cuban Underwater City

In 2001, the BBC reported on the discovery of a “lost city” in Cuban waters…

A team of explorers working off the western coast of Cuba say they have discovered what they think are the ruins of a submerged city built thousands of years ago.

Researchers from a Canadian company used sophisticated sonar equipment to find and film stone structures more than 2,000 feet (650 metres) below the sea’s surface.

Some have speculated that this could be the location of the mythical city of Atlantis, but since 2001 follow up work has been slow.  The following is what Wikipedia has to say about this “lost city”…

Cuban underwater city refers to a site thought by some to be a submerged granite complex structures off the coast of the Guanahacabibes peninsula in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba.

Sonar images interpreted as being symmetrical and geometric stone structures resembling an urban complex were first recorded in early 2001 covering an area of 2 square kilometres (200 ha) at depths of between 600 metres (2,000 ft) and 750 metres (2,460 ft). The discovery was reported by Pauline Zalitzki, a marine engineer, and her husband Paul Weinzweig, owners of a Canadian company called Advanced Digital Communications, working on an exploration and survey mission in conjunction with the Cuban government. The team returned to the site a second time with an underwater video robot that filmed sonar images interpreted as various pyramids and circular structures made out of massive, smooth blocks of stone that resembled hewn granite. Zalitzki said “It’s a really wonderful structure which really looks like it could have been a large urban centre, However, it would be totally irresponsible to say what it was before we have evidence.”

Lake Huron

Did you know that there are ancient ruins under Lake Huron?

They have just been discovered.  According to USA Today, “an elaborate network of hunting blinds and animal-herding structures” has been found that is potentially thousands of years old…

Deep below the surface of Lake Huron, scuba-diving researchers have found an elaborate network of hunting blinds and animal-herding structures dating back roughly 9,000 years.

Lake levels of the day were some 250 feet lower, exposing a narrow bridge of land running from one side of Huron to the other. Prehistoric people evidently thought this isthmus was a perfect place to intercept caribou on their seasonal migrations. The hunting site they built, now inundated, opens a window onto prehistoric America and provides valuable evidence in a region where such artifacts are practically non-existent.

Underwater City Near Saipan

Thanks to Google Earth, ordinary people like you and I are able to examine our planet like never before.  For example, one gentleman named Scott Waring believes that he has been able to spot a massive underwater city near Saipan using Google Earth.  The following is what he had to say about what he discovered…

Hey guys, was looking over Google Earth and came across this remarkable looking underwater anomaly. The massive walls seem to go for about 50 miles, but long ways is about 250 miles. Sure these anomalies could be an ancient Asian civilization that sank under the ocean long ago, but it also could be an underwater alien base. Its size and location would insure millions could use it and since its in such a secluded area, few humans will ever see their UFOs leaving/entering the water.

Video of him discussing this discovery is posted below.  Check it out and come to your own conclusions…

I have a feeling that we are just scratching the surface of these underwater discoveries.  And since many of these sites have been totally undisturbed by human activity for thousands of years, we could potentially find some things that are absolutely mind blowing.

But the question is this – as more information about our ancient history comes to light, are you going to be able to handle it?

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MIDDLE EAST STUNNER FOLLOWS ‘BLOOD MOON’

Sky high phenomenon ‘at least as reliable as the Associated Press news ticker’

Published: 20 hours ago

With much of the world in shock over the fact the latest America-brokered peace talks between Israel and Palestinian broke down, one Tacoma, Washington, based pastor wasn’t all that surprised.

After all, major events in the Middle East have accompanied a “blood moon” before.

Mark Biltz, discoverer of the blood moons phenomenon and author of the hot-selling book “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” appeared on Barry Farber’s nationally syndicated talk show prior to the April 15 astronomical occurrence.

He told Farber, “God would have any peace talks involving dividing the land of Israel to break down as He is opposed to it. If peace talks do come to fruition that involve dividing the land of Israel they won’t last long as God’s judgment would come fast and furious.”

The Israeli government suspended peace talks on Thursday over an agreement the Palestinians announced involving two factions, one of whom refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a nation.

Farber was reached by phone on Friday and told WND he was amazed by the comments Biltz made on his show more than two weeks ago and how it related to the first blood moon, which happened early on the morning of April 15.

“My belief cage is getting larger and larger as I grow older. At half my age I would have sneered at someone like Mark Biltz. I would have broken off an engagement if my intended spouse did not join me in that sneering. As I live and as I see and as I learn, I am virtually at the point where the blood moons (event) is at least as reliable as the Associated Press news ticker. Thinking back upon our fascinating conversation live on my national radio, I have to say the most accurate prognosticator so far this season is – Mark Biltz,” he said.

“Most predictors tell you one day what’s going to happen and the next day tell you why it didn’t happen. He told my network audience that something big in the Middle East would happen close to the time of the appearance of the blood moon.”

Farber told WND, “And the definitive end of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks occurred by virtue of Fatah embracing Hamas.”

In promotion of his book, Biltz has appeared on scores of national and international radio programs and has also appeared on The Today Show and the Fox News Channel, among other TV programs.

He told WND one of his primary messages on radio programs was telling hosts and audience to read Joel 2:31 in Christian Bibles (Joel 3:4,5 in Jewish Bibles):

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”

He said, “I told Farber and multiple other programs that blood moons heralded great change and that there is a good chance the nations will be judged if they try to divide the land in Israel based on the context.”

April 15 marked the start of an extraordinary chain of events in the heavens, which happened to fall on Passover.

For many, the events will be nothing more than a powerful alignment of the heavens. For others, the astronomical activity will align with biblical prophecy.

“We are on the verge of witnessing something historic,” said Biltz, who discovered the blood moons phenomenon in 2007.

What began on Passover is called a “blood moon tetrad,” an astronomical series of lunar eclipses that has occurred before in history, according to NASA. But there’s something very different about this series, because the eclipses occur on the biblical holidays of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, in 2014, and 2015.

Biltz discovered what has become the “blood moon phenomenon” back in 2007, researching the correlation between when blood moons fell on feast days and key historical world events. He found the divine link between prophecy, heavenly signs, historical events, and when they intersect.

Prior tetrads have occurred in 1967, when the Six-Day War occurred, in the late 1940s, when Israel was reborn as a nation, and several centuries earlier, when Jews were being expelled from Spain.
Biltz’ new book “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” details the science of astronomy in light of Bible prophecy. He began to teach and explain his discovery of a series of lunar and solar eclipses that happened at the same time important dates (Passover, Feast of Tabernacles) on the Hebrew calendar.

“Blood Moons” was released nationwide March 18, and has consistently being one of the top books sold on Amazon.com. A full-length documentary produced by WND Films and featuring Biltz was also released the same day. It has been one of the top sellers in faith and spirituality on Amazon since its release.

Biltz said that to understand the meanings of signs, it’s important to know the seasons, feasts and calendar of the Lord.

Biltz, founder of El Shaddai Ministries, is a well-known commentator on the feasts of the Lord who has spoken in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and throughout the United States.

The Jim Bakker Show host Jim Bakker called Pastor Biltz work, “the most important book of the times.”

Biltz spent two days recording interviews with Lori and Jim Bakker at their Christian retreat in Branson, Missouri, with Bakker saying that the broadcasts tell “the definitive story of the impending blood moons by the man who discovered the astronomical relationship behind the prophecy, heavenly signs and when they intersect.”

Bakker told Biltz that he read “Blood Moons” in exactly one setting, spending an entire night consuming every page and detail set forth in the book.

blood pink

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Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

Mac Slavo
SHTFPlan.com
April 21, 2014

Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.”

But panic may be in order.

Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.

The outbreak of Ebola Virus in seven west African countries has broken through all containment efforts and is spreading like wildfire.  According to Christian Relief groups working in Guinea and Liberia, the number of confirmed infections jumped 15% in just the last 24 hours. In addition, 40 illegal alien migrant workers from the outbreak area, who came ashore in Pisa, Italy, are showing signs of Ebola infection and are being isolated in Pisa Italy because of fever and “conjunctivitis” (bloody around the eyes).  According to the World Health Organization, this strain of Ebola is entirely new and although it is close to the Zaire strain, it is different, thus accounting for false-negative test results . . . . . for weeks!

Those false-negative results meant people who were actually infected with Ebola, were returned to their families and neighborhoods to recover from what they believed was the Flu or a case of food poisoning, only to spread the Ebola further. 

The result has been a complete loss of containment of this Ebola outbreak.  

With the likely arrival of Ebola in Pisa, Italy, the European continent is now at severe risk.

Italian officials deny the reports, but alternative media in the country suggests this is the reason for a complete lock down of a hospital in Pisa, where it is believed to have infected some 40 individuals. Other reports trickling in from various sources like social media indicate the virus may have also appeared about 50 miles from Pisa in Tuscany, Italy.

Alarmingly, a story that appeared about the outbreak on national news wires was reportedly removed by the Italian government for “national security reasons,” suggesting that there is more to the reports than Italian officials are willing to express to the public at this time.

Though they have denied that the Pisa hospital was locked down due to Ebola, they seem to be bracing for the possibility of a severe epidemic in Rome and Milan.

(Google Translation via Italy’s Vnews24)

And ‘mystery about forty hypothetical cases of Ebola registered in our country. The virus is particularly common on the African continent – the cases “official” were recorded in Senegal, Mali and Ghana – may have arrived in Italy “thank you” to the massive exodus of immigrants to our shores. A first “bell” d ‘alarm was launched by Lampedusa. According to a report appeared in the network (and immediately removed for reasons of “national security”), in fact, April 16 would be recorded on an epidemic ‘island, never confirmed nor refuted by our Ministry of Health.

A new ”SOS” about the spread of the virus’ Ebola in the Bel Paese is, this time, from Tuscany. Means of dissemination of the news shock is always the network: blogs, social networks, websites dedicated highlighted the “Curious Case of St. Flushing,” reception center site in Pisa, closed to the public due to the presence, all ‘inside of it, forty non-EU nationals which are to some strange symptoms. Capuzzi Sandra, Councillor for Social Policies of the Municipality of Pisa, he would have dismissed the alarmism of his countrymen, by classifying the health status of the refugees in the structure in these terms: “They have just a little bit fever, caused by stressful travel conditions under which the children were subjected. “

Fear, meanwhile, remains. The forty possible carriers of the virus’ Ebola have been subjected to all the tests required in high-risk situations. The Italian population, however, does not feel the climate of reassurance that high institutional positions and subjected try to transmit information through various channels, official and unofficial. The tension increases, although the Ministry of Health said that, in the unlikely event of an outbreak, Rome and Milan would be ready to face the ‘epidemic.

According to Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief group actively working with hospitals and health officials in Guinea and Liberia, what makes Ebola so dangerous is that it can be transmitted through human contact and may take weeks before symptoms appear:

The initial Ebola outbreak in Guinea is believed to have started when hunters came in contact with infected fruit bats. The Ebola virus is spread between humans through direct contact. Once infected, it can take up to 21 days for symptoms to appear, which include high fever, headaches, and fatigue. At that point, the infected person is contagious.

With details lacking and health officials opting to keep reports of infections from the public, it is impossible to know exactly how far the virus has spread.

As noted above, this new strain was not identified immediately, thus blood tests of people showing possible symptoms may have shown false-negatives even though those individuals may have been carrying the virus. Once returned to the general population and assuming they did not contract the virus, it is certainly possible that it was then transmitted to others.

If Ebola has taken hold in Italy, then we can expect more reported cases all over the continent in coming weeks, with the real possibility that the virus could make its way to U.S. shores via hundreds of international flights arriving on a daily basis.

It’s understandable that government officials do not want to overreact and cause panic, especially insofar as global air travel is concerned, because doing so would lead to a lock down of airports worldwide.

The panic would be unprecedented.

As noted by Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition, even if the public became aware that a pandemic was in progress, many would remain in denial about such a prospect and would remain oblivious to the long-term repercussions. She notes that the effects of a pandemic could be swift and drastic, leading to societal upheaval :

Understanding that our lives will change drastically if the population is faced with a pandemic and being prepared for this can help you make better choices toward the well being of your family. Some changes could be:

  • Shut downs of business commerce
  • Breakdown of our basic infrastructure: communications, mass transportation, supply chains
  • Payroll service interruptions
  • Staffing shortages in hospitals and medical clinics
  • Interruptions in public facilities – Schools, workplaces may close, and public gatherings such as sporting events or worship services may close temporarily.
  • Government mandated voluntary or involuntary home quarantine.

(Source: Pandemic Preparedness)

Given the continued spread of the virus to numerous countries in Africa, and now possibly Europe, we urge readers to remain vigilant and have, at the very least, their basic essentials in place.

This virus is incurable and is believed to have a mortality rate of up to 85% of those infected.

If it is spreading outside of Africa, then it is only a matter of time – perhaps several weeks – before it becomes apparent in developing nations.

These posted probabilities are in no way authoritative, and should be considered a “best guess” only.

Probabilities of unchecked infection at this point, based upon a method of travel, times and frequencies of airline flights to various cities, also including certain assumed volumes of “mixed maritime” traffic between north Africa and southern Europe –  the Probability that Ebola will strike is:

63% in Italy within 8 days
44% in Spain within 15 days
77% in Riyadh/Saudi within 21 days
40% in Libya within 25 days
29% in the US within 28 days
37% in Egypt within 33 days

By the time we get to 35 days, it can be in 25 countries on 4 continents.

(Source: TRN)

In the United States, the CDC has issued a travel alert to airlines and set up emergency quarantine stations at domestic airports, though there are no specific guidelines in place at this time according to BD Live:

The US is well prepared to handle infected patients on its soil with 20 CDC quarantine stations in place at US airports that are designed to deal with anyone who has symptoms of a wide range of infectious illnesses, including Ebola, according to spokeswoman Christine Pearson. Despite the outbreak, there are no special requests or guidelines to airlines about Ebola, though the CDC has issued a travel alert, she said.

“The time it takes to travel from rural Guinea to anywhere in the US is more than enough time to incubate the virus and be symptomatic,”Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett said in New York.

If in the next month we see Ebola popping up in North America then we may have a serious problem on our hands.

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The Ultimate Con 5 – By Donna Wasson –

1 Thessalonians 2:8-12 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

 

Matthew 24:23-26 “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.”

 

As I mentioned in Parts 1-4 of this series, you are most likely being told that those of us who suddenly and mysteriously disappeared off the earth were taken by aliens for some reason. That is a monstrous lie. We were snatched by Jesus Himself and taken home to heaven to wait out the coming Tribulation period clearly described in the book of Revelation.

 

It’s likely by the time you read this, that the ‘alien saviors’ will have been introduced to you. You’ll probably be told that extraterrestrials seeded earth millions of years ago with mankind, and they’re back to give us new technology as well as assist us in evolving to a higher state of being. What a CROCK!  And, this lie is the ultimate con I speak of.

 

As of today’s date, 4/9/14, the rapture hasn’t taken place yet, but I can already see the great delusion being moved into place, ready to deceive the panicked masses after we leave. One of the major players in this end time lie is the home of the False Prophet, the Vatican. Oh, it all fits together SO perfectly!

 

Allow me to explain.

 

“A new instrument with an evil-sounding name is helping scientists see how stars are born. L.U.C.I.F.E.R, which stands for ‘Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research,’ is a chilled instrument attached to a telescope in Arizona. And yes, it’s named for the Devil, whose name itself means ‘morning star’ and which happens to be right next to the Vatican Observatory on Mt. Graham in Tucson.” Rebecca Boyle,  Popular Science magazine.

 

There is a research installation called the  Mt. Graham International Observatory, in Arizona. This mountain top, which is one of the four holiest mountains in America for the Apache Indians, houses several state-of-the-art telescopes, among which is the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT), as well as Jesuit astronomers who live and work there.

 

Yep, the Vatican has its own observatory, using an instrument named, L.U.C.I.F.E.R. Why am I not surprised the traditionally corrupt Roman Catholic Church is involved in this? Some of the most important research the Vatican astronomers are conducting involves the search for extra solar planets and advanced alien intelligence.

 

Chris Putnam and Thomas Horn, authors of Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R., and the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior, took a tour of the facility and were amazed at the ease with which the technicians and astronomers spoke of UFOs and the frequency of sightings. It was an everyday occurrence for them.

 

Jesuit priest, Guy Consolmagno, a leading astronomer who often serves as spokesman for the Vatican, has worked at NASA and taught at Harvard and MIT. He currently splits his time between the Vatican observatory/laboratory in the Pope’s summer home in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, and Mt. Graham in Arizona.

 

He has spent years trying to publically reconcile science and religion as it relates to the subject of extraterrestrials and their potential impact on the future of religious faith. He states that humans are not the only intelligent beings God created in the universe, using angels and Nephilim as examples, saying they could be considered angels or aliens.

 

Father Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, an Opus Dei theologian of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, has suggested that contact with extraterrestrials would give mankind new possibilities “of better understanding the relationship between God and the whole of creation.”

 

This wouldn’t automatically obligate a Christian “to renounce his own faith in God simply on the basis of the reception of new, unexpected information of a religious character from extraterrestrial civilizations. Once the trustworthiness of the information has been verified,” Christians would have to “reconcile such new information with the truth that he or she already knows and believes on the basis of the revelation of the One and Triune God, conducting a re-reading of the Gospel inclusive of the new data.”

 

Catholic theologian and retired professor of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Father Malachi Martin made a very controversial statement on a radio show in 1997. When he was asked why the Vatican was investing so much time and money into the study of deep space, Malachi explained “Because the mentality…amongst those who are at the highest levels of Vatican administration and geopolitics, know…what’s going on in space, and what’s approaching us, could be of great import in the next five years, ten years.”

 

Nice. So, the Vatican is actively looking for alien life to come to earth and commune with us. They also expect that Christians will have to re-evaluate their understanding of God, the Bible and the sacrifice of His Son Jesus. Hmm. I seem to remember Paul warning against this kind of heresy.

 

Galatians 1:6-8 “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”

 

Paul was concerned about deceiving spirits drawing believers away from the pure message of salvation through Jesus. 1 Corinthians 11:3-4 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”

 

So you see, now that we Christians are gone, you will have to cling to God’s word more than ever. It will be up to YOU to keep yourself from not being deluded and lied to. The aliens that are coming are the same demonic spirits that were the Nephilim in Noah’s day.

 

They are NOT from other planets! They did NOT “seed” human beings on Earth. They are not coming back to provide new technology to assist mankind in our evolution to a higher plane of existence. If anything, they want to destroy you. All of what you will be told is a monstrous lie! Don’t fall for it. Read your Bible-if what the authorities say contradicts what’s in God’s Word, which will never pass away, disregard it and run in the opposite direction.

 

The final proof that we were not taken by aliens is the fact that lie is already being perpetuated now-before we’re raptured home. Let me give you some examples from New Age gurus who are in direct contact with demonic entities, thinking they’re aliens.

 

Barbara Marciniak, a New Age ‘channeler’ and author of the book  Bringers of the Dawn, vomited the following horse manure: “There will be great shiftings within humanity on this planet. It will seem that great chaos and turmoil are forming, that nations are rising against each other in war, and that earthquakes are happening more frequently.”

 

“Earth is shaking itself free and a certain realignment or adjustment period is to be expected. The people who leave the planet during this time of earth changes do not fit here any longer, and they are stopping the harmony of earth. When the time comes that perhaps 20 million people leave the planet at one time, there will be a tremendous shift in consciousness for those who are remaining.” See? The world is being set up ahead of time to believe this baloney. Let’s continue.

 

John Randolph Price, a New Age “intellectual” *snort* and promoter claims a spirit, no doubt demonic, told him “The people who didn’t go along with the New Age would be wiped off the Earth during the coming cleansing.”

 

One UFO New Age researcher stated: “For almost 2000 years, the Christian belief has been that God will evacuate the Earth of all born-again believers prior to His pouring out wrath and Jesus’ 2nd Coming to establish His reign and rule upon the Earth-not to mention that whole ‘final judgment of all souls’ thing. But for many years now, many among the New Age movement have received messages from aliens and spirit guides, that Mother Earth will soon cleanse herself by ejecting all those with bad vibratory patterns, i.e., Christians, to another realm, allowing ascended masters and aliens to help us bring in a Golden Age upon the earth.”

 

Oh puke. What a load of unmitigated drivel and bull squeeze! Look. You’ve already made a terrible mistake by not being ready to meet the Lord in the air before the Tribulation begins. Please don’t compound that by believing what could be the ultimate con ever perpetrated on mankind!

 

Repent of your sins and accept the salvation Jesus died to provide you. Read your Bible, which is the ONLY source of truth you have to stand on now. Above all, no matter what-no matter how dire your circumstances are, do NOT take the mark they will offer you, which will allow you access to food, shelter, medicine, etc. Take it, and you will be lost forever.

 

When the time comes to choose the mark or die, go ahead and let them take your physical life. It’s highly unlikely you’ll survive the entire Tribulation anyway. Don’t deny His name when they tell you to. Your death will most likely be quick. It’s OK. Just get it over with.

 

Then, you will be immediately welcomed into heaven with joy and celebration, all set to enjoy the glories, beauty, comfort, rest and excitement of living in the Kingdom of your Creator forever. May God bless you and give you the courage and peace you’ll need to face the very tough times ahead of you. I hope this information has been helpful and I look forward to welcoming you home!

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The Convergence – By Jan Markell

A convergence is a coming together of many things and in this context, a coming together of last days’ signs the Bible told us to watch for. These signs are exploding. We don’t just watch them; now we almost feel them. Here’s a sample:

1) The “days of Noah” similarities have never been stronger. Corruption and violence characterized times then and now. There was genetic manipulation then and now. There was a preaching of the truth that was ignored. A decline in man’s character was dramatic then and now. Earthly pleasures were all that mattered.  (Matt. 24, Luke 17)

2) Other than at her birth on May 14, 1948, Israel’s modern-day significance has never been so significant. She is the center of the earth in so many ways: Politically, spiritually, geographically. Middle East tension or peace depends on her activity and choices. She could strike Iran any day and the entire globe would be destabilized. (Ezekiel 36-39)

3) Russia and Vladimir Putin are rising and Gog from the land of Magog may be stirring. We don’t know for sure that Putin is Gog, but he is Gog-esque. He’s a Czar wannabe and a tyrant and he will likely not stop with Crimea or Ukraine. (Ezekiel 38-39)

4) We have seen the rise of the “King of the South,” Egypt. She has been prominent since the “Arab Spring” of 2011. She is currently out of the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood but that may be temporary. She is one of Israel’s chief end-time enemies. (Daniel 11)

5) Technology is raging and that needs to happen for the Antichrist system to be installed. From “chip” technology to a cashless society, technology is racing and on fast-forward like never before. The “increase of knowledge” foretold in Daniel 12 is most prominent in the world of technology. The Antichrist system will be waiting for him to tap into. (Revelation 13, 17; Daniel 12)

6) Many are talking favorably about a one-world religion.Tony Blair has stated that he will spend the rest of his life pushing for this. The heads of many denominations and faiths see ecumenism as positive now. (Revelation 13, 17)

7) Apostasy is rising. Deception is the order of the day. While some claim there is yet to be a great revival, the Bible indicates that will next come in the Tribulation. Some of our most respected Christian leaders are being deceived. (Matt. 14; II Thess. 2; I Timothy 4)

8) The occult is soaring and much of it is drug-related as predicted. Witchcraft has never been so popular. The occult is normalized in the world and even the church. (Rev. 9; I Timothy 4)

9) Society is declining more rapidly than ever, and this ties in with point #1. There is the rampant rise of humanism, hedonism, immorality, and situation ethics. If it feels good, do it. (See Matt. 24; II Timothy 3; Jude 18: II Peter 3)

10) People are frantically running to and fro due to an increase in travel. In one generation, we have gone from the Wright Brothers to walking on the moon. (Daniel 12)

11) Christians and Jews are hated. The three-year rise in anti-Semitism and Christian persecution is staggering. Entire Christian communities in the Mideast and Africa are on the run.  (Luke 21)

12) There is an intense longing for a “Mr. Fix-It.” The world yearns for a man with a plan who can fix the earth. In 2007 and 2008, many thought he was Barack Obama. Actor Mel Gibson recently stated that, “Someone must arise from the ashes and save us.”

13) There are “signs in the Heavens.”  We had the prominent Comet Ison in 2013 and we have blood moons coming in 2014 and 2015. (Luke 21; Joel 2)

14) Global instability is leading to much discussion about global government. Not one government anywhere works very well. Satan is stirring the pot everywhere. Global problems require global solutions. Most believe we are just one crisis away from global government. (Revelation 13)

15) The rise of evil is shocking. Righteous people can hardly stand to look at it. The corporate church is still here and is a positive restraining force. Imagine the level of evil when the church is gone. (II Timothy 3)

I could go on but you get the point! This “convergence” is unprecedented. It has never happened before with this intensity. 

Don’t let our times get you down. Look up. He is coming soon.

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