Showing posts from July, 2011

Some R&R on the West Coast

We will be away for several days as we head to the farthest western reaches of the North American continent as we visit the wild west coast of Vancouver Island and the surfing town of Tofino.

We intend to spend countless hours strolling up and down the miles of beaches as we watch the North Pacific Ocean pound the sands and shores.

Back in a few days.

Stakelbeck on Terror: Christians United for Israel

From the article:
On this week's edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, CBN News goes on location to the 6th Annual Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington, D.C. Watch as keynote speakers Glenn Beck and Pastor John Hagee are joined by leading policy analysts in describing the threats gathering against Israel and the importance of Christians standing with the Jewish state. CBN News also captures the many sights and sounds of the CUFI Summit, including a powerful, one-of-a-kind Holocaust exhibit.
Stakelbeck on Terror: Christians United for Israel

20,000 homes destroyed by floodwaters in Bangladesh

Prophecy Sign: Anomalous weather, (some might say Global Weirding), occurring worldwide in the last days

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 articles:
Heavy flooding in southeastern Bangladesh has forced more than 20,000 people from their homes in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf districts, say local authorities. “The homes of more than 20,000 people have been completely destroyed by the floodwaters,” Rafiqul Islam, district relief and rehabilitation officer (DRRO) for Cox’s Bazar, told IRIN, with another 84,000 homes partially damaged. “When the water recedes, many of these may also be inhabitable,” he said. _________________________________________
More than 20 people have been killed and tens of thousands have fled their homes after a tropical storm battered the Philippines for a third day. Tropical storm Nock-Ten caused floods and landslides across the island of L…

Atheists Sue to Stop Display of Cross at World Trade Center Memorial

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing hatred towards Christians who hold fast to biblical Christianity, and a true faith in Jesus Christ

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Matthew 24:9-10 NIV

From the articles:
A group of atheists is up in arms over the display of a cross at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The WorldTradeCenter memorial, which is intended to serve as a reminder of the tragic terror attack that occurred nearly 10 years ago, is scheduled to open on the event’s 10th anniversary.When the TwinTowers collapsed on September 11, 2001, two beams perfectly formed the cross, which many view as both symbolic and iconic. It is this object — a steel cross — that is perfect fodder for atheists and non-believers who do not wish to see any religious items included in the memori…

Africa famine experts: 800,000 children may die

Prophecy Sign:  Drought and famines will devastate regions of the planet during the last days

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

From the article:
Officials have warned that 800,000 children could die across the Horn of Africa, and aid workers are rushing to bring help to dangerous and previously unreached regions of drought-ravaged Somalia. The United Nations estimates that more 11 million people in East Africa are affected by the drought, with 3.7 million in Somalia among the worst-hit because of the ongoing civil war in the country.

Africa famine experts: 800,000 children may die


Prophecy Sign:  God will shake the nations in order to get their attention, and to draw people back into a right relationship with him.

Please follow the link below to Joel Rosenbergs web-blog to read more of this interesting article.

For thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. I will shake all the nations….I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations.” (Haggai 2:6, 7, 21, 22)
From the article:
The nations are being shaken – physically, spiritually, emotionally, financially, politically and in so many other ways. What if these events are not all random? What if the God of the Bible is allowing these to happen to shake us, to wake us, to get our attention, that we might turn to Him and ask Him to have mercy on us and help us?

Iranian General Calls for Wiping Israel ‘Off the Map’

Prophecy Sign:  The antagonists are conspiring to remove the Jewish state from the middle-east, just as bible prophecy foretold.

O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.” Psalm 83:1-4 NIV
From the article:
Following Iranian scientist Dariush Rezaiinejad‘s assassination, Pajamas Media’s Reza Kahlili is reporting that Basij Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi wants Israel destroyed. According to Kahlili, Naghdi has claimed that protecting Iran’s security is dependent upon wiping the “Zionist region” “off the map.” In response to Rezaiinejad’s death, Naghdi allegedly said: “The main plot for this criminal act was conceived by the American government, and since it is scared of the reaction by the Muslim world due…

Trojan asteroid tags along on Earth's orbit

Prophecy Sign:  Signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars

“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. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. Luke 21:25-26 NIV

From the article:
Turns out the moon's not the Earth's only traveling companion. Space scientists have discovered an asteroid that's been following our fair planet for thousands of years, at least — and there may be many more where it came from, according to a recent study. If other so-called Trojan asteroids are found, they could turn out to be ideal candidates for a visit from astronauts, something NASA hopes will be possible within the next 15 years.
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Armageddon clock ticks down on debt deal

Prophecy Sign:  The collapse of the global economy

Or perhaps we should say, a major restructuring of the global economy allowing for the implementation of the global financial world order of the Antichrist.

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV

From the articles: Depending on who you listen to the United States is a week away from economic Armageddon. A bitter partisan battle in Washington may be about to derail the U.S. economy and all hope of a global economic recovery. Failure to raise the U.S. government’s debt ceiling by Aug. 2 — something that has been done with barely a ripple 74 times since 1962 — now threatens to shut down the U.S. government, eliminate Social Security payments to the elderly, end veterans’ benefits, trash government contra…

IDF rearms ahead of Palestinian state bid

Prophecy Sign:  Further wars in the middle-east. In particular, the Psalm 83 war which pits the bordering Arab nations of Israel against the Jewish state.

Further evidence of the coming war which is foretold in the book of Psalms.  A war were the instigators will look to wipe the Jewish nation from the midst.

With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.” Psalm 83:3-4 NIV

From the articles:
The Israeli army (IDF) has been busy procuring new weapons for its soldiers in preparation for the aftermath of the Palestinian Authority's unilateral statehood bid in September. It is widely expected that after the Palestinians petition the UN to recognize a Palestinian mass popular violence will break out against Israel. If the UN votes to recognize "Palestine," most Palestinians want their own armed forces to seize territory from Israel, including ea…

150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs:

Prophecy Sign:  As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the last days

It must have been very strange times, to say the least, that period just prior to the great flood that wiped out all humanity but Noah and family. Many prophecy observers, including ourselves, believe that fallen angels came to this world prior to the flood and made a serious mess of things in the antediluvian world that existed prior to the flood.

There are countless stories throughout the world among many different people groups of a great flood that occurred many, many generations ago. (The story of a great flood is not just a Christian belief). There are also paintings, pictographs and carvings, of what we are told were representative of the Gods who came to earth with immense knowledge. A knowledge that was used to create monolithic structures and buildings, in addition to the creation of odd mixtures of man and beast. (Again pictographs, drawings and carved images denote this.) If it were but one lost…

America's, (and the world's), deadly weekend

Prophecy Sign:  Perilous times when evil people will become worse and worse
Everyone will have heard by now of the awful massacre that just occurred in Norway where somewhere between 80-90 people were killed by a lone killer.  The left-wing element of the world press is trying to pass off the perpetrator as some sort of right-wing Christian extremist.  (Other articles we've read dispute that "Christian" label being applied to this heinous individual).
Then we read the attached articles about the weekend carnage in America with 14 killed and 53 wounded in a string of shootings.  The most deadly being one where 6 people, (including the gunman), were killed. Is it us, or does there seem to be an exponential rise in these multiple shootings and killings these days?  Seems every weekend now there is a report somewhere in the world of many people dieing at the hands of some crazed lunatic.
Unfortunately, bible prophecy warns that such evil would become more prevalent as we en…

39 Volcanoes Erupting Threatens Mankind - Water,Food,Land Being Destroyed

Prophecy Sign:  Great earthquakes, (and presumably volcanoes), in diverse regions of the world at the time of the end.

So it would appear that others, (beyond yours truly), are noting the great number of volcanic eruptions in recent weeks.  They have put together this interesting 9 minute long video which details the entire world pointing all the volcanoes currently erupting, or with imminent warnings of such.  We found this video on the Frank Dimora website.  Frank does a great job of digging up such videos and also has many, many news articles each day which relate to bible prophecy.  We highly recommend you check out his site located at:

We also have a couple more sizable earthquakes to report today.  Things are certainly stirring beneath our feet.

From the article: At least 13 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a strong earthquake struck the southwest Kyrgyzstan and eastern Uzbekistan border area on early Wednesday morning, officials…

Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the West Bank

Tired of all the one sided lame-stream-media focus on how the poor Palestinians are being "occupied" by the evil Israelis?  We know we are.  So it was refreshing to find and view this video which presents the issues from a different perspective, (that being Israel’s point of view), of the West Bank "disputed" territory conundrum.  Please watch.

DHS Video Characterizes Terrorists as White Americans

Prophecy Sign:  A global police state will be constructed which will enable the future Antichrist to control and rule over the peoples of the world.
Oh America, what is happening to you?  Your leaders have become so paranoid that they are turning your very own citizens into spies to watch over every other citizen in America.  It will only become worse during the time of the Tribulation.  Please watch the attached 10 minute video and lament at the loss of faith and goodwill in your fellow man.

It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Revelation 13:7 NIV
From the articles: A new promotional video released by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, as Big Sis continues its relentless drive to cement the myth that mad bombers are hiding around every corner, when in reality Americans are just as likely to be kille…

Report: Palestinians using statehood push at UN to set stage for war with Israel

Prophecy Sign:  The Psalm 83 war drums beat louder and louder
O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, Gebal, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. Even Assyria has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot. Psalm 83:1-8 NIV
From the articles: The Palestinian Authority plans to use international backing to legitimize a new conflict with Israel, a report said. The JerusalemCenter for Public Affairs asserted that the PA, in cooperation with Hamas, hopes that a United Nations resolution for a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip would set the stage for …

Pastors: Homosexuality not a sin

Prophecy Sign:  Bible Christianity will decrease in the Churches as an apostate form of Christianity, (that has a form of Godliness buts denies the power thereof), increases
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 NIV
From the article: A group of Omaha pastors has issued a proclamation that states homosexuality is not a sin.  More than 100 ordained Christian ministers have signed the proclamation, including leaders from Lutheran, Episcopalian, United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and Presbyterian churches.
Pastors: Homosexuality not a sin

Alert level raised for Alaska volcano

Prophecy Sign:  Earthquakes, (and Volcanoes), in diverse places
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 articles: The alert level for an Alaska volcano is being raised after officials say persistent thermal anomalies have been spotted in satellite data. The Alaska Volcano Observatory on Wednesday raised the level Cleveland Volcano to advisory from unassigned. There is no real-time seismic network at the volcano, located 939 miles southwest of Anchorage on an uninhabited island. Officials are not able to track local earthquake activity related to volcanic unrest. Alert level raised for Alaska volcano Strong 6.0 earthquake hits off the Solomon Islands

Sydney bracing for wettest July since 1959

Prophecy Sign:  Anomalous weather conditions, (roaring and tossing seas), prevalent during the last days.
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 articles: Sydney is bracing for the wettest July in more than 50 years as a severe weather warning is issued for coastal areas. Torrential rainfall is creating traffic chaos as flooded roads are closed across the state. Observatory Hill in Sydney's city centre has recorded 171 millimetres in the month so far, already giving coastal areas of the NSW capital the wettest July since 1999. If just another 10 millimetres falls, Sydneysiders would have experienced the wettest July since 1959, when 196 millimetres of rainfall was recorded. _________________________________  A blanket of stifling heat, oppressively still and sticky with humidity, has settled over large swaths of the country — and it's here for the long ha…

Isaiah end-time prophecies now fulfilled?

We've been busy working on our latest Signposts newsletter.  Should be out to you folks that are on our mailout list in a day or two, and hopefully uploaded to this blog site by the weekend.  In the meantime here is our feature article:

Isaiah end-time prophecies now fulfilled?

The Prophet Isaiah lived in the 8th century B.C.which is some 2,700 years ago, at a time when the kings of Judah and Israel were more often than not, a rebellious bunch when it came to the worship of the God of the bible, (Yahweh).Considered to be one of the major prophets of the old testament, Isaiah foretold the fall of Babylon to the Persians under the leadership of Cyrus, (Isaiah 45:1).And Isaiah of course is best known to all Christians for his prophecies about the first coming of Jesus Christ, (Isaiah 7:14)

However, the book of Isaiah and its prophecies do not end there.There are countless references to Christ’s second coming and his millennial reign, as well as many end-time prophecies of events prior…

Pill Popping Nation? America’s Growing Addiction

Prophecy Sign:  An insidious addiction to drugs, (both legal and illegal), that will be pervasive during the Tribulation

We've noted before a prophecy in the book of Revelation that indicates that people will not turn away from their sorceries but will curse God and continue in their sinful pleasures.  The passage reads as such:

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Revelation 9:21 KJV
The original Greek word that was interpreted to mean "sorceries" is the world "pharmakia" which of course is the root word for pharmaceuticals, (or prescription drugs).  The world pharmakia literally means drugs.  So replacing the word “sorceries” in the above passage with the word “drugs”, will help you to understand the meaning of the attached article and video in relation to bible prophecy.

From the article:
A grim reminder of America's growing prescription drug problem took place last month when a robb…

UN declares famine in southern Somalia

Prophecy Sign:  Droughts and famine.

Please pray for the Horn of Africa that rains will come to end the drought, that the civil wars will end, and that the peoples of the region will have an abundance of food.  Perhaps these things will not happen until Christ sets up his millennial kingdom, but we should pray for relief to happen now nonetheless.

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
From the articles:
The United Nations said Wednesday that famine has hit two parts of rebel-held Somalia, due to a severe drought affecting more than 10 million people in the Horn of Africa. "The United Nations declared today that famine exists in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool, and Lower Shabelle," a statement by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for Somalia said. Both are areas controlled by Al-Qaeda inspired S…

Will Debt Stalemate Mean Economic Armageddon?

Prophecy Sign:  The collapse of the global economy

Yet more bad economic news for you:
An impending economic Armageddon if America doesn't raise their debt limit?  The global economy will pay the price if the European debt problems aren't solved?  Some pretty scary stuff.  We suggest you get your house in order.  Pay off your debts, stock up your food shelves, and tuck away some raining day funds in the cookie jar.  As Christians we just don't know how much of the coming economic collapse we will have to endure.  Be ready, but be looking up as well, for your redemption is drawing very close.

From the articles:
Many in Washington are prophesying catastrophe if politicians don't reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2, the day America will no longer have enough cash to meet all its financial obligations. President Obama warns those who loan America money might now say "the U.S. government doesn't pay its bills so we're going to start pulling our mone…

Cornell Team Builds Space-Time Invisibility Cloak

Prophecy Sign:  A great increase in knowledge during the last days.

The Prophet Daniel was told that knowledge would increase at the time of the end, (Daniel 12:4).  Some have interpreted this to mean that knowledge of the end-times and our being in those days would increase.  Others read it more literally that general knowledge would increase exponentially.  Either way works for us, as both are correct.  End-times bible prophecy is becoming far more mainstream than 50-100 years ago, and certainly knowledge has grown by leaps and bounds in only a few decades, (Your grandfather’s grandfather still road in wagons and on horses).

The times we live in and the increase in knowledge should have every Christian digging for their bibles and noting that when mankind gets it into their heads that they can do anything, God puts and end to it.  Remember what the Almighty did when Nimrod and all the peoples of the earth began to build a civilization that even God could see would become very powerf…

New cauldrons forms in Mýrdalsjökull glacier (Katla volcano)

Prophecy Sign:  Earthquakes, (and Volcanoes) in diverse places

Icelandic volcanoes are primed and ready to go off.  Several news articles in recent weeks suggest several different volcanoes on the NorthAtlanticIsland are close to eruption.  Several months back a similar eruption blew large amounts of dust and debris into the atmosphere, causing a mess for European airlines.  It would seem the Icelandic volcanoes are primed to do the very same thing again.

Bible prophecy paints a picture of one such future event that makes the Icelandic eruption minuscule by comparison.  The Apostle John wrote the following in the book of Revelation which to us describes a horrendous volcanic explosive after a major earthquake:

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 figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like…

Pentagon Warning Order: ‘Prepare for War’ (By September?)

Prophecy Sign:  There will be wars and rumors of wars

It would seem many middle-east watchers are coming to the same conclusion as we have; That rather than a negotiated peace coming to the region anytime soon, there will instead be a major war first, which according to this article could spread world-wide.

We were told by Jesus Christ that wars and rumors of wars would dominate the news just prior to his return to this Earth.  In addition, we are told in the book of Revelation that the Man of Sin, (the Antichrist), will at first come into the world under the guise of peace, but will very shortly thereafter be allowed to take peace from the world.  A world at war?

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Matthew 24:6-7 NIV When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came …

Syria recognizes Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital

Prophecy Sign: The destiny of Damascus, (and Syria), will be destruction at the time of the end

We've noted before the prophecy of Isaiah 17 which foretells of the utter destruction of Damascus. We believe this destruction will come about because of a soon to be fulfilled middle-east war, which will see the Arab nations presently bordering Israel attempt to wipe the Jewish nation from the face of the earth, (Psalm 83). When reading through all the recent headlines these days about a coming war in the middle-east, it's not hard to see this prophetic war happening very soon.

It's no surprise then to see Syria jump on the bandwagon in it's recognition of a new Arab state called Palestine, especially one that divides up Jerusalem. And should any September unilateral United Nations declaration of this new Arab state result in another mid-east war, (as many geo-political observers suspect will happen), we can see Syria jumping right into the fray of this new war against Israel…

Interfaith worship provides education, understanding

Prophecy Sign:  The establishment of a global religious system during the reign of the Antichrist

Bible prophecy warns that a time is coming when a false religious system will merge with a global political system, and the two will work together to cause the world to worship the Antichrist, or be martyred for not doing so.

We don't know what this religious system will look like, or how it's leader, (the False Prophet), will rise to power and by what miracles he will use to deceive the peoples of the world.  We do know however, that what we are seeing today, (the interfaith and ecumenical movements), are driving the religions of the world towards this false system of the Tribulation period.

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute (religious system), who sits by many waters, (people of the world). With her the kings of the earth, (national governments), committed adultery, and the inhabitant…

Record heat, drought, and flooding sweeps US; food supply to take a hit

Prophecy Sign: During the Tribulation, the intensity of the Sun will scorch people, (and likely everything else as well)

This has been another wild year for weather extremes, coming off another wild year of extremes in 2010. The unprecedented heat wave that is scorching most of the United States and the Eastern parts of Canada brings to mind a prophecy in the book of Revelation that foretells of a coming time when God will allow the intensity of the Sun to play havoc with the peoples that are alive during the latter part of the Tribulation period. People will be scorched, (more than a bad sunburn), and likely what animals and crops remain at that time will be greatly affected as well.

(Incidentally, if you happen to live in some of those overheated areas of North America, why not pack your bags and head to Canada's westernmost province of British Columbia where we live. We've been having one of the most drearily cool, cloudy and wet summers we can remember. But at least it…

U.S. scrambling to prevent Israel-Turkey ties from worsening

Prophecy Sign: Turkey will align itself with several other nations in a war against Israel. This war is know as Gog/Magog

For many years Turkish/Israeli relations were quite good. This was mostly the case when Turkey was under secular rule. However relations have since cooled greatly under the current Turkish leadership of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan. Erdogan leads a political party that has it's roots in the Islamic movement, which has moved Turkey away from it's secular beginnings established by Turkeys first president, Mustafa Ataturk.

This change should be of no surprise to those that study bible prophecy, as the prophet Ezekiel told us many centuries ago that Turkey, (Beth Togarmah in Ezekiel s words), would join together with several other Muslim nations, along with present day Russia, in a full-scale attack on the Jewish nation of Israel.Persia, Cush[c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the…

Palestinians planning 'massive' diplomatic push for state recognition

Prophecy Sign:  The world will continue to push for the further division of the Holy Land and Jerusalem
The world continues to push for that elusive formula that will, in their minds, solve once and for all the Palestinian/Israel problem. Good luck with that.
In the meantime, the governments of the world are working feverishly to carve up the Holy Land and Jerusalem and give pieces over to the Palestinians. A people who according to a recent poll, would be more than happy to go to war with Israel to acquiring all the land that they consider to be Palestine, (which of course is present day Israel). Just how can you negotiate with that kind of thinking?
Good thing God almighty has a notebook and has been diligently keeping notes on the ongoing situation. He will use those notes to judge the nations for what they have done and are still doing to the land he gave the Jewish people as an eternal inheritance.
“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusal…