Showing posts from October, 2010

Second volcano erupts in Indonesia

For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:20-22 NIV

From the article:
Just as residents are fleeing from Mount Merapi's volcanic eruptions in central Java, Indonesia, warnings have been issued for two other volcanoes while a third one has been producing small eruptions since last week.
The Jakarta Globe reports that Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, right between Sumatra and Java, is on a Level 2 alert (Level 1 being "normal" and Level 4 being full alert) after it began erupting Wednesday. The two other volcanoes, Mount Karangetang and Mount Ibu have been issued Level 3 alerts as residents have been warned to be on standby for eruptions. Karange…

Shocking: Muslim Cleric Answers "What Is Islam?"

Please watch this video to understand the Muslim midset and why Islam is such a danger to the values we hold here in our Western Nations, such as Great Britain, The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe.

5 Dangers To Global Crops That Could Dramatically Reduce The World Food Supply

From the article: The world food situation is starting to get very, very tight.  Unprecedented heat and wildfires this summer in Russia and horrific flooding in Pakistan and China have been some of the primary reasons for the rapidly rising food prices we are now seeing around the globe.  In places such as Australia and the African nation of Guinea-Bissau, the big problem for crops has been locusts.  In a world that already does not grow enough food for everyone (thanks to the greed of the elite), any disruption in food production can cause a major, major problem.  Tonight, thousands of people around the world will starve to death.  So what happens if things get even worse?  Many agricultural scientists are now warning that global food production is facing dangers that are absolutely unprecedented.  Crop diseases such as UG99 wheat rust and the "unintended effects" of genetic modification pose challenges that previous generations simply did not have to face.  The outbreak of…

Pat Down or Full Body Scan? Security Gets More Personal at Airports

Time to start taking the boat or train to your destination.
From the articles: Next time you pass through security in some airports around the country, you may face a difficult dilemma: Would you rather have a revealing, full body scan or what some are calling an X-rated pat down? Some passengers opt out of the full-body scan, concerned about the low doses of radiation emitted by the high-tech body scanners that are being put in place in many terminals. The machines also are able to see beneath clothes, creating a photo-realistic picture of the passenger's body. But for those who refuse the scan, the alternative pat down is about to get equally thorough. Starting Friday, the TSA is changing its pat-down procedure. TSA officers used to pat down passengers with the backs of their hands, but now they'll use the fronts of their hands to search more than ever before, in some cases touching body parts that once were off limits.
Airline passengers can expect…

Congress Plan Gives President 'Civilian Security Force'

And just what would this Civilian Security Force be used for, is the question we have.
From the article: When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he visited Colorado Springs and said he wanted to create a "Civilian National Security Force" as big and well-funded as the $650 billion-plus U.S. military, a mysterious campaign promise ignored by virtually the entire media except WND. Congress, has now proposed the Universal National Service Act that would require "all persons" from ages 18-42 "to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security." The plan also authorizes "the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes." It specifies that "national service" means "military service or service in a civilian capacity t…

Introducing the new virtual world currency

From the article: When discussing reserve currency alternatives to the US dollar, conversation almost inevitably returns to the International Monetary Fund’s “synthetic reserve asset,” the Special Drawing Right (SDR). This week, foreign exchange manager Overlay Asset Management has announced a currency basket it’s launching in order to offer a more up-to-date “virtual world reserve currency.” The global “currency war” — as many are calling it — continues to heat up, with no obvious resolution in sight. While it wouldn’t be a simple, quick, or painless process to replace the US dollar as reserve currency, it seems inevitable that calls for just such action are bound to increase, especially if currently loose US monetary policy – including quantitative easing in particular — continues unabated.
Is hard currency on its way out? Introducing the new virtual world currency…

Military wants to scan communications to find internal threats

From the article: Now a Pentagon research arm is asking scientists to create a way to scan billions of e-mails to identify suspects in advance so that crimes can be stopped before they are committed. That's the goal of the latest $35 million project announced by DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is credited with breakthroughs like the internet, GPS and stealth technology. But this latest idea is already is drawing fire from privacy and security experts. Bruce Schneier, author of "Secrets and Lies" and other books on security technology, criticized the DARPA idea as "un-American" and a police state ploy. "This is what a police state does -- everyone watching what everyone does and the police watching your every move," Schneier told CNN in a telephone interview. "And what we learn from history is that police states never work. It never is safer."
Military wants to scan communications to find internal threats http://editi…

UK spy boss defends secrecy, nukes key threat

This world is indeed becoming just as Jesus said it would as the time of the end approached.  Jesus indicated it would become a violent world, where there would be revolutions and wars and rumours of wars.  The Apostle Paul also warned that perilous times would come at the end.
We would call terrorism and nuclear proliferation among rogue nations such as Iran, North Korean, Sudan, Syria, etc, as fitting those characteristics described by Jesus and the Apostle Paul.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:1 KJV

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:37 NIV
Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. Genesis 6:11 NIV

From the articles:
Britain's top spy, in the first public speech by a serving UK espionage chief, said on Thursday terrorists might hit the West again "at huge human cost" but nuclear proliferation by states was a more far-reaching danger.Secret Intelligenc…

Egyptian Christians in Danger as Muslim Threat Grows

Living in a country like Canada where we still have the freedom to attend and worship at a local church, without worry of persecution and harassment, we have a hard time comprehending what our Christian brothers and sisters have to endure in nations hostile to Christianity.
While we in the West may not understand, our Lord Jesus Christ certainly knows and can empathize with these persecuted people.  And unfortunately, Jesus said the persecution would become greater as the time of the end approached. 
Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:17-20 NIV
From the articles:
Egyptian Muslim mobs are seething again…

Cholera kills more than 1,500 people in Nigeria

It is terrible what has happened in both Haiti and Nigeria;  Haiti with the devastating earthquake, and Nigeria with massive floods.  If that wasn't bad enough, now both nations are suffering with major Cholera outbreaks, killing hundreds of people.
It only shows how quickly disasters and war can lead to famines and diseases, which can often times, kill more people than the original disasters.  This is what the Apostle Paul saw as he was given a vision from Jesus Christ as to what will transpire during the awful days of the Tribulation period.  Wars and natural disasters will cause famines throughout the world with hundreds of millions of people dieing from plague and diseases.

When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by …

Famed NASA Astronaut confirms Extraterrestrials are here

The world is being set-up for the great deception, or strong delusion that the Apostle Paul may have alluded to in his letter to the Church at Thessalonica.  More and more information is coming out about the recent  UFO phenomenon, including testimonials from former NASA Astronauts, NORAD officers and members of the Military.  An explanation will be required to those left on Earth when millions of people disappear at the time of the Rapture.
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.  2 Thessalonians 2:11 NIV

From the article: Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-80 took a crew of five astronauts into a 17 day, 15 hour and 54 minute mission around the earth, the longest flight in the history of this vehicle. During this lengthy flight a very strange event occurred that even had crewman Dr. Story Musgrave unable to explain what he observed from the shuttle windows. A large disc shaped object appeared below the Columbia. The shuttle was approximatel…

Fayyad: PA will declare independent state in August 2011

Yet another world leader has determined that a Palestinian state will exist by August of next year.  This time the expression isn't surprising as it comes from the PA's Prime Minister himself.  In addition, Jordan's Prime Minister has now said that the only way to end terrorism and achieve peace in the Middle-East is if Israel re-instates the West Bank building moratoriums, and negotiates a two state solution with the Palestinians.
So what will happen if indeed the world finally pressures Israel to give in and part with half of Jerusalem, and allow for a Palestinian state next to its borders?  Will the world cry peace, peace and expect to settle into a new age of peaceful co-existence?  The bible has something interesting to say about this:
While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labour pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 NIV
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not s…

Volcanoes along "Ring of Fire" come to life

There is a theory that Volcanic activity is directly related to Solar activity.  So as our Sun heads into a solar max slated to occur in 2012/2013, the theory would suggest that volcanic activity would increase in severity along with it.

Well there may well be something to this theory.  How many times do you know of in recent history where 3 volcanoes erupted at the same time?  Well that is just what has happened along the so called "Ring of Fire".

Bible prophecy makes clear that at the time of the end, the whole world will be shaken by both severe earthquakes and events that turn the sun black as sackcloth, (volcanic eruptions).

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from …

Israel's Natural Gas Discovery: Five Possible Scenarios

The very recent discovery of oil and natural gas in the nation of Israel and off its coast may well become one of the most significant recent events to occur from a bible prophecy perspective.  These new found riches will only make Israel that much more secure and independent in its energy requirements, and will increase its wealth immensely, furthering angering its Arab Muslim neighbours.  These nations already feel that the Jewish people have invaded a previously Muslim controlled region of the world, that being Palestine.  This may well be the carrot that entices an alliance of nations that make up the Gog/Magog combatants to come against Israel in an attempt to strip it of its riches.
'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I wi…

U.S. Legislators Debate Internet 'Kill Switch' for President

The Antichrist and the False Prophet will need to be able to shut off information on the internet that is not favourable to their cause, (a website like this blog for instance). This proposed Internet kill switch is just another piece of the puzzle falling into place to for a one-world government to rule effectively.
From the article: Should the U.S. president be given a "kill switch" to shut down parts of the Internet in the event of a serious cyber attack on the United States? Should private companies be required to share cyber threat information with the U.S. government? Should Internet service providers be required to build "back doors" to let government agencies monitor Internet traffic? Should warrantless searches of online activity be expanded? Who should be in charge of U.S. cybersecurity - the Defense Department? The Department of Homeland Security? The National Security Agency?
The bill would allow the president to take "emergency measures to protect …

President holding back on pressing Israel - Until after the elections

A global religious system, (the Catholic Church), a Global Governance body, (the United Nations), and now a messianic world leader, (Barack Obama), all calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state within the next year.  Unilaterally if they have to.  With that, a hope for peace.  Sounds like something straight out of Bible Prophecy.  Hey wait a minute, it is!!

Now we are not suggesting that this is in fact the fulfillment of the Prophet Daniels prophecy of a coming world ruler signing off on a seven year covenant with the "many", (Daniel 9:27), but it goes to show just how quickly this scenario can come together.  When God is ready, he will allow what needs to be done, to be done.  And it will happen swiftly.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:  Revelation 1:1 KJV

From the article: White House officials told the Palest…

Idolatry is Biggest Obstacle to World Mission, Says U.K. Theologian

The book of Revelation not only has prophecies concerning the end times, but also contains some very pertinent letters to seven churches of the Apostle Paul's day, that continue to have relevance to the churches of today.  The last church that Jesus Christ had words for, (which Paul recorded), was the church of Laodicea.  A church that thought it had it all together, but from Jesus' perspective, was totally lost and wanting. 

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. Revelation 3:15-17 NIV
From the article: “Idolatry … is the biggest single obstacle to world mission,” said Chris Wright, international director of U.K.-based Langham Partnerships, who will be the main drafter of the muc…

War preparations advance around and in Iran

A Mid-East war has already seen the first shot as Israel, (by all indications), sent a malicious malworm into the Iranian computer networks, causing a month long delay for Iran in its desire to fire up its Nuclear Power plant.  Some observers are suggesting that Israel went even further with some targeted hits against key Iranian Scientists and perhaps even a covert operation to blow up a key military base.

While these efforts may have slowed Iran's desire to attain nuclear weapons, it has not stopped them.  The nations of the world know this, and are preparing....on both sides.  It is only a matter of time before this explodes into something more than a sneaky computer tech launching a cyber attack on a computer network.

Will this be the prelude to the wars prophesied to occur at the end of days by the old Testament writers?

From the articles:
The US is building up naval, air force and marine strength around Iranian shores as Barack Obama's aide Dennis Ross reiterates his det…

Mexico's Calderon: US not doing enough in drugs war

The stubbornness of Mans heart.  The book of Revelation goes into great detail describing how even during the darkest parts of the coming Tribulation period, people will simply not repent of their sinful pleasures.  In fact cursing God as they continue in their behavior.  One of these behaviors is that of illicit drugs.  The King James version indicates that people will not give up their sorceries.  The original Greek word here is Pharmakeia, which is the root word for our English word Pharmaceutical, (drugs).
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Revelation 9:20-21 KJV
From the articles:
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has told the BBC the US should do more to …

"Historic" Storm Sets Records for Lowest Pressure in U.S.

It has been quite the historic year for weather superlatives has it not?  Just search this blog for weather related blogs and you will find everything from major floods around the world, to forest fires, to drought.  Now a never before seen storm comes barreling through the Mid-West and up into Central Canada.  Surely, this year and these news stories were want Jesus was referring to when he told his disciples this about the end-times:

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Luke 21:25 NIV

From the article: A massive storm system set records on Tuesday for the lowest surface pressure ever observed in the continental United States from a non-tropical cyclone. The storm was centered over northern Minnesota, causing barometers to drop as low as 28.20", a record for a non-tropical cyclone. The pressure gradients caused by the rapidly intensifying low produced wind gusts over 70mph in…

Indonesia devastated by Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

For whatever reason, Indonesia is being hit by devastating natural disasters.  From earthquakes to volcanoes, and Tsunamis.  It only goes to show just how quickly "acts of God" can impact this world of ours.  The book of Revelation, an outline of future events to beset this world, is full of "acts of God". And just like the nation of Indonesia where the vast majority of people do not know Jesus Christ, the people of the period described in Revelation also will not know Jesus Christ as their saviour, and as such will perish from these judgments into an eternity separated for God.

Please do not let that be your fate.  Consider now your relationship with our creator God and make that decision that will change your life forever.

For he says, "In the time of my favour I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favour, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 NIV

From the articles:

One of Indonesia's…

Iran Loads Fuel into Nuclear Plant after Stuxnet Delay

Well looks like the Iranians have solved the Stuxnet virus, and are back fuelling their nuclear reactor.  What will Israel do next?  As one American expert has said, (see article below); There will be war if Iran acquires a nuclear weapon.  Israel simply can't allow that to happen, for its own security and the security of Middle East nations such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt; Arab nations with reasonable relations with Israel.

So much is happening in the Middle East these last few months, and most of it not good.  Please pray for the peace of this region.

When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away." Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Luke 21:9-10 NIV

From the articles:
Iran has begun uranium loading fuel rods into the core of its Bushehr nuclear plant, one month, late due to problems, such as the Stuxnet virus that reported damaged …

UN backs Palestinians plans for statehood by August

The U.N. is pushing for a Palestinian state by August of next year;  Even if it has to declare this new state unilaterally without any further negotiations with Israel.  Yesterday in a blog post we noted how the Catholic Church is now contradicting the belief of Israel that the Jewish people have any ongoing covenant from God to the land of the West Bank and to Jerusalem.  Thus opening up the likelihood that the Catholic Church would also accept a unilateral U.N. declaration of a new Palestinian state in Judea/Samaria, and East Jerusalem.

Israel is being pushed from all sides to accept some sort of two state solution.  Could these forces ultimately lead to the covenant agreement that the Antichrist will sign with Israel?  And can that agreement be as close as fall of next year?  Time will tell.

From the article: The United Nations Security Council could support the Palestinians' unilateral bid for statehood if Israel does not renew its freeze on new settlement construction, UN Spec…

Sovereign debt outlook grim: analysts

Staggering national debt levels is the Elephant in the room.

The book of Revelation describes a coming world government, which will have as its central policy, (beyond the massacre of Christians), a global economic system that can be controlled by the state; which will require people to accept an international ID, (the mark of the beast), in order to participate in commerce.
The global sovereign debt issue plays into this scenario by setting up a future collapse of the present economic system.  Countries are lined up like dominoes, and when the first debt default occurs, it will begin the toppling of the dominoes, setting off the worst economic crisis the world will ever have experience to that point in time.  Add in the possibility of the Rapture of the Church at about the same time, and suddenly millions of taxpaying citizens will no longer be around to help prop up any shaky national economic systems.

Enter into this scenario, a charismatic leader who will have all the answers, an…

‘Syria Helps Hizbullah Build Anti-Israel Army in North Lebanon'

Another of the prophesied battles of the end times is that of Psalm 83.  A battle pitting the Israel Defense Forces against a group of nations that for the most part, all border the Nation of Israel.  This battle differs from the Gog/Magog war, in that the nations of that war are not bordering Israel.  Turkey, Libya, Iran, Russia, are just a few of the allied nations from the Gog/Magog alliance that attack Israel seeking plunder.  The Psalm 83 confederates on the other hand seek the outright destruction of Israel.

If you have been watching the news lately, you will have seen the likes of Hamas and Hezbollah calling for the destruction of Israel, (egged on of course by Iran's little dictator).  These nations and groups are quickly building their battle plans and armaments in preparation for this soon to be fulfilled battle.

"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more."  Psalm 83:4 NIV

From the articles:

Syria …

Drug Money Funding Chavez, Islamic Terror Groups

We live in perilous times indeed.  When we see the influence of the United States waning, while at the same time rogue states such as Libya, Iran, Syria and now Venezuela's Chavez all working together towards their version of a new world order....we know we are in trouble.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:1 KJV

When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away." Luke 21:9 NIV

From the article: Powerful cartels have made a fortune in the drug trade along the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, rogue dictators and Islamic terrorist groups are following their example. Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez differ in many ways, but they share a common enemy -- the United States. And according to U.S. officials, drugs help connect and fund the dangerous networks.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government is creating a $…

Global food crisis forecast as prices reach record highs

Jesus warned that in the last days, famines would become more and more of a problem.  These warnings were part of what is known as the Olivet Discourse, a briefing Jesus had with a few of his disciples that wished to know the signs of the end times.  A global food crisis may be an inconvenience to most of the Western world as we see food prices rise; However for the third world nations, this would be catastrophic causing civil strife and famines amongst the poorest of poor.

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Matthew 24:7-8 NIV

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.  Mark 13:8 NIV

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.  Luke 21:11 NIV

From the article: Rising f…

Turkey's intel severs ties with Mossad

The book of Ezekiel contains a prophecy of a coming war known as the Gog/Magog war which will see an alliance of nations come against Israel in the last days, (Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39).  Ezekiel notes that one of the allied nations will be Beth Togarmah, (Ezekiel 38:6).  This is one description of what the modern equivalent nation is for this ancient bible name:

Beth means house in Hebrew. Togarmah was a son of Gomer. The Armenians of today call themselves the House of Togarmah. The Turks (but not the Kurds, who are the ancient Medes of Media-Persia fame) are also included.

Turkey, is a growing power among Muslim nations, and was once an ally of Israel.  However over the last several years Turkey has slowly but surely distanced itself from the Jewish state and has strenghtened alliances with both Syria and Iran, sworn enemies of Israel. 

From the article: Turkey's intelligence establishment …

Indonesia warns volcano could erupt at any time

Along with earthquakes, come volcanoes.  Both are part of seismic activity.  The book of Revelation has a particular prophecy that paints a truly scary picture that would appear to be not only an immense earthquake but a volcanic explosion as well:

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Revelation 6:12-14 NIV

Can you see the picture?  A huge earthquake shakes the earth, but at the same time a huge volcanic eruption darkens the sky with ash clouds which makes the sun look black and the moon a blood red.  The volcano sends rock hurtling into the atmosphere, only to return looking like falling stars.  The immense volcanic cloud would appear to be the sky rolling up into …