The Watchman On The Wall

The Watchman On The Wall
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The American Empire

The average lifespan of all the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of recorded history has been about two hundred years. During that two hundred year span, each civilization went through the following sequences:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith
2. From spiritual faith to great courage
3. From courage to liberty
4. From liberty to abundance
5. From abundance to complacency
6. From complacency to apathy
7. From apathy to dependence
8. From dependence to bondage

In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, historian Edward Gibbon gave several reasons for Rome’s demise including:

1. Undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home
2. Decay of religion

In his 1947 book, Family and Civilization, Dr. Carle Zimmerman identified eleven “symptoms of final decay” seen in the fall of both the Greek and Roman civilizations. They are listed below:

· No-fault divorce
· Increased disrespect for parenthood and parents
· Meaningless marriage rites
· Defamation of past national heroes
· Acceptance of alternative marriage forms
· Widespread attitudes of feminism, narcissism and hedonism
· Propagation of anti-family sentiment
· Acceptance of adultery
· Rebellious children
· Juvenile delinquency
· Acceptance of sexual perversion

In 1911, President Woodrow Wilson said:

“The Bible…is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God and spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only guide of life, which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation. America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture.”

In the last century the United States provided 75% of the Christian missionaries, money and material aid to foreign nations. Today, the United States is in desperate need of Christian missionaries and the time may come when other nations will send Christian missionaries here because the great American empire is declining and forgetting about God who bestows our blessings.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Power Behind the Throne

Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros said last week that it is "conceivable" that Britain would have to resort to a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It's conceivable, you have a problem that the banking system is bigger than the economy... so for Britain to absorb it alone would really pile up the debt. Soros described the current recession as an "once-in-a-lifetime event", particularly in Britain.

On Black Wednesday, September 16, 1992, Soros became famous when he sold short more than $10 billion worth of pounds, profiting from the Bank of England's reluctance to either raise its interest rates to levels comparable to those of other European Exchange Rate Mechanism countries or to float its currency. Finally, the Bank of England was forced to withdraw the currency from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism and to devalue the pound sterling, and Soros earned an estimated US $ 1.1 billion in the process. He was dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England." Soros said on October 26, 1992, "Our total position by Black Wednesday had to be worth almost $10 billion. We planned to sell more than that. In fact, when Norman Lamont said just before the devaluation that he would borrow nearly $15 billion to defend sterling, we were amused because that was about how much we wanted to sell."

In 1997, during the Asian financial crisis, then Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad accused Soros of using his wealth to punish ASEAN for welcoming Myanmar as a member. Mahatir Mohamed of Malaysia said, Soros was the hedge fund chief of Quantum and was partially responsible for the economic crash in 1997 of East Asian markets when the Thai currency relinquished its peg to the US dollar. Mohamed said, in the three years leading to the crash, through Quantum, Soros invested in short-term speculative investment in East Asian stock markets and real estate instead of production sectors. Soros divested with “indecent haste” at the first signs of currency devaluation. Not bad, Mr. Soros, create a crisis so you can make a huge profit! In the meantime how many people and institutions did you ruin?
Speaking about the financial crisis of 2009 Soros said, "This is a crisis unlike any other. It's a total collapse of the financial system with tremendous implications for everyday life. "On previous occasions when you had a crisis that was threatening the system the authorities intervened and did whatever was necessary to protect the system. This time they failed." He said he feared the problem in Britain, with its huge financial and banking interests, could be greater than in the United States.

"American memory is seared by the Depression, the German memory is seared by hyperinflation but Britain has a pretty serious problem in many ways worse than America because the financial sector looms bigger and the overvaluation of real estate is bigger than in America."

Soros uses fear mongering to his monetary benefit. He said the G20 summit in London next week was the world's last chance to avert economic disaster, but he was not optimistic of a breakthrough in efforts to spur the global economy into recovery. In my opinion, what he is really saying is let’s destroy the U.S. by getting rid of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Soros is one of the world financiers who wants to replace the U.S. dollar with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDR). George has some “shady” followers in this regard (See previous blogs)

Soros said further, “Unless we reconstruct and maintain the international financial system multilaterally and not bilaterally the financial system will fall apart and we will have a full blown depression.” I would suppose we include Mr. Soros and how he can make a buck from it.

Increasing IMF funding to allow it to intervene to help troubled economies is one of the main issues on the G20 agenda.

Who is George Soros? George Soros aka György Schwartz was born in1930 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a currency speculator, stock investor, philanthropist, and political activist.

Soros was thirteen years old in March 1944 when Nazi Germany took military control over Hungary. Soros claimed he worked for the Jewish Council for two days. The Jewish Council had been established during the Nazi occupation of Hungary to forcibly carry out Nazi and Hungarian government anti-Jewish measures. Soros later described this time.

The Jewish Council asked the little kids to hand out the deportation notices. I was told to go to the Jewish Council. And there I was given these small slips of paper...It said report to the rabbi seminary at 9 a.m....And I was given this list of names. I took this piece of paper to my father. He instantly recognized it. This was a list of Hungarian Jewish lawyers. He said, "You deliver the slips of paper and tell the people that if they report they will be deported".

Soros's father bribed a Ministry of Agriculture employee so that young George could spend the summer of 1944 living with him, posing as his godson.

Soros first traded currencies during the Hungarian hyperinflation of 1945–1946.

From 1963 to 1973 he worked at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, where he attained the position of vice-president. Soros finally concluded that he was a better investor than he was an executive. In 1967 he persuaded the company to set up an offshore investment fund, First Eagle, for him to run; in 1969 the company founded a second fund for Soros, the Double Eagle hedge fund. When investment regulations restricted his ability to run the funds as he wished, he quit his position in 1973 and established a private investment company that eventually evolved into the Quantum Fund.

In late 2006, Soros bought about 2 million shares of Halliburton and in 2007, the Quantum Fund returned almost 32%, netting Soros $2.9 billion.

Soros is estimated currently to be worth around $11.0 billion in net worth; he is ranked by Forbes as the 29th-richest person in the U. S. and has given away $6 billion to charities and his favorite causes since 1979.

Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute and is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also one of three initial funders of Center for American Progress, and is represented on the board. His funding and organization of Georgia's Rose Revolution was considered by Russian and Western observers to have been crucial to its success, although Soros said his role has been greatly exaggerated. (Georgia is a crucial area for gas and oil pipelines) In the United States, he is known for having donated large sums of money in a failed effort to defeat President George W. Bush's bid for re-election in 2004.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker wrote in 2003 in the foreword of Soros' book The Alchemy of Finance: "George Soros has made his mark as an enormously successful speculator, wise enough to largely withdraw when still way ahead of the game." (easy to do when you are manipulating the game.)

The bulk of his enormous winnings is now devoted to encouraging transitional and emerging nations to become 'open societies,' open not only in the sense of freedom of commerce but—more important—tolerant of new ideas and different modes of thinking and behavior.

Soros' 2008 book, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, describes a "superbubble" that has built up over the past 25 years and is now ready to collapse. This is the third in a series of books he's written that have predicted disaster. Soros has admitted he cried wolfe and has been wrong in the past. Now George says, “We witnessed the collapse of the financial system...It was placed on life support, and it's still on life support. There's no sign that we are anywhere near a bottom.”

In 1988, he was asked to join a takeover attempt of the French bank Société Générale. He declined to participate in the bid but did later buy a number of shares in the company. French authorities began an investigation in 1989, and in 2002 a French court ruled that it was insider trading, a felony conviction as defined under French securities laws and fined him $2.3 million, which was the amount that he made using the insider information.

Punitive damages were not sought because of the delay in bringing the case to trial. Soros denied any wrongdoing and said news of the takeover was public knowledge. His insider trading conviction was upheld by the highest court in France in 2006. In December, 2006 he appealed to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming that the 14-year delay in bringing the case to trial precluded a fair hearing.

In 1997, Soros closed his foundation in Belarus after it was fined $3 million by the government for tax and currency violations.

Soros’ Open Society Institute gave $20,000 in September 2002 to the Defense Committee of Lynne Stewart, the lawyer who has defended alleged terrorists in court and was sentenced to 2⅓ years in prison for "providing material support for a terrorist conspiracy" via a press conference for a client.

The Project on Death in America, active from 2001-2003, was one of the Open Society Institutes's projects, which sought to "understand and transform the culture and experience of dying and bereavement." In 1994, Soros delivered a speech in which he reported that he offered to help his mother, a member of the Hemlock Society, commit suicide. In the same speech, he also endorsed the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, the campaign for which he helped fund.

On November 11, 2003, Soros said that removing President George W. Bush from office was the "central focus of my life" and "a matter of life and death." He said he would sacrifice his entire fortune to defeat President Bush, "if someone guaranteed it."

Soros gave $3 million to the Center for American Progress, committed $5 million to MoveOn, while he and his friend Peter Lewis each gave America Coming Together $10 million. (All were groups that worked to support Democrats in the 2004 election.) On September 28, 2004 he dedicated more money to the campaign and kicked off his own multi-state tour with a speech: Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush delivered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

In the U.S. presidential election of 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, Soros donated $23,581,000 to various 527 Groups dedicated to defeating President Bush. Despite Soros' efforts, Bush was reelected to a second term as president in U.S. presidential election, 2004.

After Bush's reelection in 2004, Soros and other wealthy liberal political donors backed a new political fundraising group called Democracy Alliance that supports the goals of the U.S. Democratic Party.

Soros has been criticized for his large political donations, as he also pushed for the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 which was intended to ban "soft money" contributions to federal election campaigns. While banning donations to the Democratic National Committee, no such restrictions exist on soft money donations to 527 organizations. (A 527 group is a type of American tax-exempt organization named after a section of the United States tax code, 26 U.S.C. § 527. A 527 group is created primarily to influence the nomination, election,appointment or defeat of candidates for public office.) Critics say this measure allowed Soros, in effect, to gain control over the Democratic party.

In April 2008, Soros hosted an event in his apartment that had guests such as David Brock of the self-described progressive watchdog group Media Matters and liberal commentator Paul Begala. Brock said the group intended to raise $40 million to run political attack advertisements against the presumptive Republican nominee, Senator John McCain, through a group called The Fund for America and Progressive Media, whose key backer, according to, is Soros.

Bill O'Reilly has on numerous occasions accused Soros of secretly backing what O'Reilly feels are "far-left" political causes.

Economically George Soros believes in a mixed economy, one with a strong central international government to correct for the excesses of self-interest.

At a Jewish forum in New York City, Soros partially attributed a recent resurgence of antisemitism to the policies of Israel and the United States, and to successful Jews such as himself:

There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It's not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well. I'm critical of those policies... If we change that direction, then anti-Semitism also will diminish. I can't see how one could confront it directly... I'm also very concerned about my own role because the new anti-Semitism holds that the Jews rule the world... As an unintended consequence of my actions... I also contribute to that image.

Soros does not consider himself religious, and does not believe in God.

Personally I trust Bernie Madoff more than George Soros!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

UBL Update

Washington, March 27

A senior US official warned, Osama bin Laden (UBL) and the core al-Qaeda (AQ) leadership are plotting new attacks against the United States and its allies from safe havens inside Pakistan

In my opinion, a U.S. official would not say this unless the U.S. is picking up increasing AQ “chatter.”

Increased “chatter” can mean as attack may be in last stages of planning or about to go operational.

I want to emphasize this attack could be against any U.S. interest worldwide, mostly likely a soft target like a hotel, resort, bank etc.

I would place UBL and Zawahiri in North Waziristan.

Political Babylon

Patrick Henry

Christianity is our foundation and if Christianity is destroyed the United States will fall. Our freedom comes from God not the government composed of sinful men. Today, United States has become a corrupt nation led by corrupt men and women. The United States resembles political Babylon written about in the Bible.

A Prophecy Against Babylon
1 An oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:
2 Raise a banner on a bare hilltop,shout to them;
beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded my holy ones;
I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath—
those who rejoice in my triumph.
4 Listen, a noise on the mountains,
like that of a great multitude!
Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms,
like nations massing together!
The LORD Almighty is mustering
an army for war.
5 They come from faraway lands,
from the ends of the heavens—
the LORD and the weapons of his wrath—
to destroy the whole country.
6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is near;
it will come like destruction from the Almighty. [a]
7 Because of this, all hands will go limp,
every man's heart will melt.
8 Terror will seize them,
pain and anguish will grip them;
they will writhe like a woman in labor.
They will look aghast at each other,
their faces aflame.

9 See, the day of the LORD is coming
—a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger—
to make the land desolate
and destroy the sinners within it.
10 The stars of heaven and their constellations
will not show their light.
The rising sun will be darkened
and the moon will not give its light.

11 I will punish the world for its evil,
the wicked for their sins.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty
and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
12 I will make man scarcer than pure gold,
more rare than the gold of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;
and the earth will shake from its place
at the wrath of the LORD Almighty,
in the day of his burning anger.
14 Like a hunted gazelle,
like sheep without a shepherd,
each will return to his own people,
each will flee to his native land.
15 Whoever is captured will be thrust through;
all who are caught will fall by the sword.
16 Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
their houses will be looted and their wives ravished.
17 See, I will stir up against them the Medes, (Iranian people)
who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.
18 Their bows will strike down the young men;
they will have no mercy on infants
nor will they look with compassion on children.
19 Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms,
the glory of the Babylonians' [b] pride,
will be overthrown by God
like Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 She will never be inhabited
or lived in through all generations;
no Arab will pitch his tent there,
no shepherd will rest his flocks there.
21 But desert creatures will lie there,
jackals will fill her houses;
there the owls will dwell,
and there the wild goats will leap about.
22 Hyenas will howl in her strongholds,
jackals in her luxurious palaces.
Her time is at hand,
and her days will not be prolonged. Isaiah 13:1-25
a. Isaiah 13:6 Hebrew Shaddai
b. Isaiah 13:19 Or Chaldeans'

Many American people have forgotten the founding principals that have made the United States great. We are forgetting about God. Patrick Henry said, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason people of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, opportunity and freedom of worship here.”

Keep Your Eyes on Jerusalem Part 2

Mr. President you have a huge problem, every time you mention dividing Israel and Jerusalem you are bringing wrath on the United States. Since you mentioned dividing Israel in your last press conference bad weather has ravaged the United States, particularly the northern plains. If you and your administration persist in this policy it will have dire consequences for our nation.

The weather in the Dakotas is not getting better because another blizzard is heading into the region on Monday and Tuesday. The Dakotas do not need more wind and precipitation. One resident in Fargo, North Dakota said, “this weather took us by surprise, the river behind my house is normally 8’ to 12’ high and flood stage is 18’. The river is as 41’ right now.

Storms spread misery Saturday from the Great Plains to the Gulf Coast, dumping spring snow that cut power to thousands of Kansas’s utility customers and spawning tornado warnings and heavy rain across the South.

Two deaths were reported in Kansas as a spring blizzard buried parts of the state in ice, slush and up to two feet of snow. The system also prompted a disaster declaration in Kansas.

The storm also dumped as much as two feet of snow on parts of Oklahoma. It was blamed for two deadly accidents in central Oklahoma and dozens of other collisions in northwest Oklahoma. The National Weather Service warned eastern Iowa about a narrow band of snow that will be particularly nasty, with forecast accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. In Iowa City snow began piling up at in the afternoon on Saturday.

Mixed in with the heavy snow could be thunder and lightning, a phenomenon called thunder snow, which typically produces heavy snow over a brief period.

Bands of spring storms also lashed the Southeast with thunderstorms, baseball-sized hail, flash floods and tornado watches and warnings. The region was still reeling from twisters over the past two days. On Thursday, nearly 30 people were hurt when a tornado destroyed dozens of homes and businesses across south-central Mississippi. On Friday, tornadoes struck Louisiana, Alabama and North Carolina, damaging homes and toppling trees.

Strong winds Saturday damaged roofs and windows and sent debris flying in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the state emergency management agency said. Three people were injured and treated at the scene.

Severe thunderstorms tore off roofs and downed trees and power lines in Corydon in western Kentucky.

About 100 roads in southern Mississippi were impassable at the height of the bad weather because of flooding, including the main route into Biloxi. Some residents had to be rescued from stalled cars in flood waters. More than 200 homes in the Biloxi area sustained flood damage and two roads sustained major pavement washouts.
One resident said, "We have springtime storms but this is a very unusual springtime storm."

People were evacuated from about a dozen homes in Geneva County in southeast Alabama because of flooding. Up to 17 inches of rain had fallen over three days in isolated areas in Alabama and Mississippi.

In Missouri, Kansas City International Airport was closed for more than two hours Saturday because of a mix of freezing rain and snow. Officials said they briefly closed the airport to departing and arriving flights because maintenance crews couldn't keep up with waves of freezing rain and snow and conditions were too slick for aircraft to operate safely.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Blood Moons

Blood Moon 4 May 2004

8 November 2003

Solar Eclipse

Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., found an amazing astronomical discovery relating to the Jews, it is the rare occurrence of 4 (tetrad) lunar eclipses.

A tetrad is a group of four and in the case of the moon it is a “blood moon.” The moon does not go totally black; some indirect sunlight still reaches the moon after passing through the Earth's atmosphere. Since the atmosphere filters out blue light, the indirect light that does reach the moon paints it red or orange.

During this century, tetrads occur at least six times, but what’s interesting is that the only string of four consecutive blood moons that coincide with God’s holy days of Passover in the spring and the autumn’s Feast of Tabernacles (Succoth) occurs between 2014 and 2015 on today’s Gregorian calendar. After that such tetrads do not happen again in this century.

Biltz was also asked about the famous statement in Matthew 24:36 when Yeshua was discussing the signs of His “coming, and of the end of the world”: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)

He responded by referring to the annual Feast of Trumpets holiday, saying Israelites never knew the precise moment it began, “because it was based on the sighting of the new moon.”

“When He (Jesus) says you won’t know the day or the hour, He’s telling you it’s the Feast of Trumpets because that was known as the feast where no one knew the day or the hour that it would begin

The feast of trumpets, or Rosh Hashanah, is the day of the blowing of the ancient Jewish trumpet, the “Shofar.” But is Rosh Hashanah on September of 2015 the date of that last trumpet signaling the return of Jesus Christ, as the Messianic Pastors suggest?

There were no tetrads in the 1800s, the 1700s, the 1600s. In the 1500s, there were six, but none of those fell on Passover and Succoth.

To the Pythagoreans, the tetrad symbol and number represented justice. 1948 and 1967 seem like justice to me.

Every occurrence of these tetrad eclipses below deal with religious feasts or major events in recent Jewish history:

1948 Israel’s rebirth as a nation
1949 Passover and Succoth
1950 Passover and Succoth
1967 Israel’s capture of Jerusalem
2014 or 2015 Next Tetrad

Remember the following:
· Tetrads are the rare occurrence of 4 lunar eclipses
· The moon has a blood red appearance
· The Jews use a lunar calendar
· Rare astronomical lunar events occur during Jewish holidays or feasts
· They are symbolic of Yeshua’s return
· They occur with major events in Jewish history
· The Bible refers to Israel as the Lord’s timepiece!
· Yeshua commands us to be Watchmen and look for signs in the heavens

Tetrad lunar eclipses:
15 May 2003
8 Nov 2003
4 May 2004
27 Oct 2004

As you can see above 27 October 2004 was the fourth total lunar eclipse dating back to May 15, 2003. Each eclipse coming at intervals of just under six months apart, these eclipses were an example of the lunar cycle called tetrad.

The Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835-1910) discovered that during a period of about three centuries tetrads can occur rather frequently; then in the next three hundred years tetrads never occur at all. We are living in a period frequent tetrads that climaxes with the Jewish holidays in 2014/2015.

During the 8 November 2003, much of the eclipse, including all of totality, the moon was tinted orange or copper, as all the world's sunrises and sunsets sent sunlight angling through Earth's atmosphere and onto the moon and back. A lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth and moon are all in a perfect line. This eclipse was more colorful than some, as astronomers had predicted, because the moon skirted near the bottom of the circular shadow presented by Earth, putting it closer to the refracted red sunlight. (Blue light from the Sun is scattered more in Earth's atmosphere and does not penetrate it so easily. This same science is behind blue skies and red sunsets.) Had anyone been watching from the moon, Earth would have been ringed by red light as it blocked out the Sun. Because the moon was near the bottom of the dark full shadow of Earth, called the umbra, lower regions of the satellite retained a silvery glint throughout. Joe Rao,'s Night Sky columnist said, "The eclipse we have just seen was the brightest eclipse of the twelve total lunar eclipses that I have witnessed, going back to December 1964, I've never seen the ruddy coloration within the Earth's umbra persist for such a long interval of time."

Yeshua said that we do not know the day or hour of His return. Yeshua did say that we can know the season of His return because we should be watching and waiting. So, we can know the approximate time, but not know the exact time - day or hour. The Lord will reward those who eagerly await His return. A true believer should yearn for Yeshua’s return. He or she should pay very close attention to the signs that are occurring everyday around us.

Pastor Biltz said, “God wants us to look at the biblical calendar, the reason we need to be watching is because He will signal His appearance. But we have to know what to be watching as well. So we need to be watching the biblical holidays.”

Biltz said in the book of Genesis it states the lights in the sky would be “be for signs, and for seasons.”

Blitz said, “It means a signal, like ‘one if by land, two if by sea.’ God wants to signal us.” The Hebrew word implies that it is not only a signal, but it’s a signal for His coming. The word “seasons” implies appointed times for God’s feasts and festivals. The Hebrew word for feast has nothing to do with food. It has to do with a God’s divine appointment.

Per NASA’s lunar eclipse calendar the tetrad occurs:

1. 15 April 2014 Passover
2. 8 Oct 2014 (6 months) Succoth, Tabernacles
3. 4 Apr 2015 (6 months) Passover
4. 28 Sep 2015 (5 months) Rosh Hashanah

The schedule for solar eclipses has two tetrads, one on the first day of the Hebrew year and the next on the high holy day of Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the seventh Hebrew month. Both of these take place in the 2014-2015 year.

Pastor Biltz said, “You have the religious year beginning with the total solar eclipse, two weeks later a total lunar eclipse on Passover, and then the civil year beginning with the solar eclipse followed two weeks later by another total blood red moon on the Feast of Succoth all in 2015.”

In the New Testament, Yeshua said, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light … And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:29-30)

Gary Stearman of Prophecy in the News noted, “When we think of the sun being darkened and the moon not giving her light, we usually think of some astronomical catastrophe – perhaps the sun sputtering and the moon being affected by all this. But maybe it’s time to rethink this a little bit and think of it as a natural cycle, the cycle of the eclipses.”

This astronomical sign is one of a multitude of signs that are occurring more frequently. What I have been saying in my blog is that the evidence is mounting that we are entering the “Last Days.” Something can happen soon that is a major milestone in biblical prophecy just like what occurred in 1948 and 1967. The mathematical probability shows that this is not contrived by man but must be orchestrated by our Father in heaven. Let us pray that Yeshua come quickly!

It is the purpose of my blog to keep you informed of these signs as others and I see them occur. It is then up to you to make a decision. No one else can make the decision for you. It is up to you to knock on Yeshua’s door.

The prophet Joel states, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:31)

Dramatic Increase in Knowledge & Big Brother

The following prophecy from Daniel states that there will be an explosion in man’s knowledge in the “Last Days.”

1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people, everyone whose name is found written in the book, will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise [a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge." Daniel 12:1-4

Daniel 12:3 Or who impart wisdom

I vivid example of man’s increase in knowledge is the video from Go to the following link Maes demos the sixth sense.html. I think you will find this video and the news below very interesting.

In November 2008 the federal government deployed new detection machines that can scan citizens without their knowledge from as far as 50’ away and "read" their personal documents such as passports or driver's licenses.

A Homeland Security Department official said the new devices increase security at border crossings, but privacy advocates are raising all sorts of red flags.

Critics say the scanning machines, which read one's personal information right through a wallet or purse, do so without consent or a warrant and may set a unconstitutional precedent.

The devices are called Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) machines and allow officials to read remotely any passports, pass cards, and driver's licenses that contain special chips with personal information.

The RFIDs are so sensitive that, even before a vehicle pulls up at a border checkpoint, agents already will have on their computer screen the personal data of the passengers, including each person's name, date of birth, nationality, passport or ID number, and even a digitized photo.

The scanners are in place at five border crossings: Blaine, Wash.; Buffalo; Detroit; Nogales, Ariz.; and San Ysidro, Calif. They are slated to have a dramatically expanded presence in June 2009.

An official from the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the technology could make Americans less secure because terrorists or other criminals may be able to steal the personal information from the ID cards remotely. Criminals and terrorists can use their own RFID machines in a process called "skimming" to read the information from as far as 50 feet.

A privacy expert worries that the chips create the "potential for a whole surveillance network to be set up." He said police could use them to track criminals, abusive husbands, and stores could track the shopping patterns of patrons.

Homeland Security officials rebutted the criticism, arguing that the embedded chips surrender only a code to machine readers. That code is then broken in order to display the personal information on the border agents' screen.

The Christian viewpoint states that the purpose of life is not human happiness and pleasure but rather the purpose of life is to gain a deeper knowledge of God. Ironically, an intense knowledge of God often comes with intense pain. For example, the church is growing the fastest in the world where the pain and suffering is the greatest.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Federal Eradication of Many Americans (FEMA)

In February 2009 a bill was introduced in Congress that authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to set up camps In the United States. The legislation authorized the Department of Homeland Security to set up a network of FEMA camps to be used to house U.S. citizens in the event of a national emergency.

The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster.” The legislation also states that the camps will be used to “provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations”.

Ominously, the bill also states that the camps can be used to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or an economic collapse.

This legislation combined with Barack Obama's comments concerning Americorps and videos of FEMA trains on YouTube should alarm Americans but it probably won't because we have been fat, dumb and happy too long. Active duty military personnel are already stationed inside the U.S. under NORTHCOM, so fears that Americans could be incarcerated in detainment camps are all too real. Keep in mind, if you believe the government grants your liberties then the government can take those liberties away. My liberty and rights come from God as stated in our great Declaration of Independence and no government can take them away from me. So as a great American once said, give me liberty or give me death!

Iron Dome

Israel has successfully tested a new missile defense system called “Iron Dome.” An official with the Israeli Defense Ministry said the system could be operational within a year.

I find it amazing that the Israeli government budgeted for this system in February 2008 and it will be ready by March 2010.

The Israelis also have a weapon that can stop a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) in mid-flight. I have seen a video of this weapon and it is amazing. These weapons boost my confidence that the Israelis may also have other secret weapons we do not know about.

Iron Dome will be primarily deployed in the western Negev desert region to protect the town of Sderot bordering on the Gaza Strip and in northern Israel to protect that region from Hizbullah rockets fired from southern Lebanon. The $210 million system could be deployed against rockets with a range of up to 70 kilometres.

I would like remind my readers that we should pray for peace for Israel and Jerusalem and pray that God opens the eyes of the Jewish and Arab peoples to the truth of Yeshua.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Asher's Foot

Golda Meir once quipped, Moses dragged us around the desert for 40 years and then took us to the only place in the Middle East without oil.

The Lord clearly speaks in the Bible that in the “Last Days” Israel will be prosperous, her people will multiply and he will pour blessings on his people. The Lord states that Israel’s prosperity will surpass Solomon’s wealth. It is hard for us to fathom this prophecy because Solomon was the wealthiest man in the world in his time and his wealth bedazzled the world.

Israel is now the largest agricultural exporter to Europe; Israel is quickly becoming a world center for high technology. Israel’s defense industry is considered among the best in the world. I think it is entirely possible that Israel will discover some new source of energy. I cannot prove this but the ingenuity and intelligence of the Jewish people never surprise me. For example, in 1945 most people in the world had never heard of atomic energy.

I think Israel will become so prosperous that her enemies, the Arabs,(Ishmaelites) Russia (Prince of Rosh/Gog/Magog), Turkey (Gomer), Persia, and Phut (Libya) and Cush (Ethiopia/Sudan/Saudi Arabia/Yemen) will become jealous of Israel and because of their greediness will attack Israel in order to gain her riches.

Biblical passages describe Israel as a desolate wasteland before she was reborn in 1948. Mark Twain traveled through the Holy Land and described it as a desolate wasteland. During one period of his travels he did not see a human being for two days.

The Israelis are far more prosperous than her immediate neighbors, for example, the Arabs in Gaza, the Egyptians, the Jordanians, the Syrians and the Lebanese. I believe the Lord will heap blessings of prosperity on Israel and in order to satisfy his prophetic plan.

Some scholars, including myself, believe that based on Bible prophesies, Israel will make major discoveries of petroleum in the “Last Days." Consider the passage from Deuteronomy 33:24 below:

24 About Asher he said:
"Most blessed of sons is Asher;
let him be favored by his brothers,
and let him bathe his feet in oil. Deuteronomy 33:24

On January 11, 2009 Israel made a historic discovery of natural gas off the coast of Haifa. Noble Energy Inc. announced that three massive gas reservoirs were discovered 80 kilometers off the Haifa coast, at the Tamar prospect. An exhilarated Yitzhak Tshuva, owner of the Delek Group Ltd, one of the owners of the well, called the discovery “one of the biggest in the world,” promising that the find would present a historic land mark in the economic independence of Israel. Tshuva added, "I have no doubt that this is a holiday for the State of Israel. We will no longer be dependent on foreign sources for our gas, and we will begin to export gas. We are dealing with inconceivably huge quantities; Israel now has a solution for the future generations.” An ecstatic Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said before the weekly cabinet meeting that the discovery was a “historic” one and could “change the face of Israeli industry.” A historic natural gas reservoir found offshore from Haifa is poised to meet Israel's natural gas demand for about 15 years and reduce the country's dependence on gas imports from Egypt and offshore from Gaza. The discovery of the natural gas field, known as Tamar, was made by a US-Israel consortium including the Delek Group, through its subsidiaries Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration, Isramco Negev 2, Dor Gas Exploration and US oil operator Noble Energy Inc. Preliminary estimates indicate that the Tamar field might contain over 88 billion cubic meters of gas. "If the Tamar site succeeds in producing the significant quantities of natural gas predicted, we are talking about a revolution which will have an impact on the Israeli economy for the coming generations," said Dan Halman, CEO of Halman-Aldubi Group. "The vast reservoir is poised to bring down electricity prices, reduce the country's dependence on gas from foreign countries, in particular from Egypt, and thereby turn Israel from a gas importer into a gas exporter." Yoav Burgan, analyst at Leader Capital Markets, believes long-term deals resulting from the Tamar well could generate a potential value of $15.5 billion.

On February 1, 2009 officials with Noble Energy Inc. said the gas find off Haifa was even more massive than first thought. The discovery is actually more than 60 percent larger than originally estimated. The find is now estimated at a potential of 5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The February estimate is up from January’s, at which time the partners believed the well contained 3 trillion cubic feet of gas. The team will keep their drilling rig in the area to explore for two more wells they believe may be present. "The implications of this discovery to Israel cannot be overstated," said Noble Energy Chief Executive Officer Charles Davidson, in a statement issued after following the revision of the estimate.

With the above gas discovery, Israel's agricultural exports, their defense industry and their high technology in mind ponder below what the Lord, tells Moses about he blessings he will pour out on the twelve tribes of Israel.

Moses Blesses the Tribes

1 This is the blessing that Moses the man
of God pronounced on the Israelites before
his death.
2 He said:
"The LORD came from Sinai
and dawned over them from Seir;
he shone forth from Mount Paran.
He came with [a] myriads of holy ones
from the south, from his mountain slopes. [b]
3 Surely it is you who love the people;
all the holy ones are in your hand.
At your feet they all bow down,
and from you receive instruction,
4 the law that Moses gave us,
the possession of the assembly of Jacob.
5 He was king over Jeshurun [c]
when the leaders of the people assembled,
along with the tribes of Israel.
6 "Let Reuben live and not die,
nor [d] his men be few."
7 And this he said about Judah:
"Hear, O LORD, the cry of Judah;
bring him to his people.
With his own hands he defends his cause.
Oh, be his help against his foes!"
8 About Levi he said:
"Your Thummim and Urim belong
to the man you favored.
You tested him at Massah;
you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
9 He said of his father and mother,
'I have no regard for them.'
He did not recognize his brothers
or acknowledge his own children,
but he watched over your word
and guarded your covenant.
10 He teaches your precepts to Jacob
and your law to Israel.
He offers incense before you
and whole burnt offerings on your altar.
11 Bless all his skills, O LORD,
and be pleased with the work of his hands.
Smite the loins of those who rise up against him;
strike his foes till they rise no more."
12 About Benjamin he said:
"Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him,
for he shields him all day long,
and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders."
13 About Joseph he said:
"May the LORD bless his land
with the precious dew from heaven above
and with the deep waters that lie below;
14 with the best the sun brings forth
and the finest the moon can yield;
15 with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains
and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills;
16 with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness
and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the brow of the prince among [e] his brothers.
17 In majesty he is like a firstborn bull;
his horns are the horns of a wild ox.
With them he will gore the nations,
even those at the ends of the earth.
Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim;
such are the thousands of Manasseh."
18 About Zebulun he said:
"Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
and you, Issachar, in your tents.
19 They will summon peoples to the mountain
and there offer sacrifices of righteousness;
they will feast on the abundance of the seas,
on the treasures hidden in the sand."

20 About Gad he said:
"Blessed is he who enlarges Gad's domain!
Gad lives there like a lion,
tearing at arm or head.
21 He chose the best land for himself;
the leader's portion was kept for him.
When the heads of the people assembled,
he carried out the Lord's righteous will,
and his judgments concerning Israel."
22 About Dan he said:
"Dan is a lion's cub,
springing out of Bashan."
23 About Naphtali he said:
"Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD
and is full of his blessing;
he will inherit southward to the lake."
24 About Asher he said:
"Most blessed of sons is Asher;
let him be favored by his brothers,
and let him bathe his feet in oil.
25 The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze,
and your strength will equal your days.

26 "There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
who rides on the heavens to help you
and on the clouds in his majesty.
27 The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out your enemy before you,
saying, 'Destroy him!'
28 So Israel will live in safety alone;
Jacob's spring is secure
in a land of grain and new wine,
where the heavens drop dew.
29 Blessed are you, O Israel!
Who is like you,
a people saved by the LORD
He is your shield and helper
and your glorious sword.
Your enemies will cower before you,
and you will trample down their high places. [f] "Deuteronomy 33:1-29
a. Deuteronomy 33:2 Or from
b. Deuteronomy 33:2 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
c. Deuteronomy 33:5 Jeshurun means the upright one,that is, Israel; also in verse 26
d. Deuteronomy 33:6 Or but let
e. Deuteronomy 33:16 Or of the one separated from
f. Deuteronomy 33:29 Or will tread upon their bodies

20 "Asher's food will be rich;
he will provide delicacies fit for a king.

21 "Naphtali is a doe set free
that bears beautiful fawns. [i]
22 "Joseph is a fruitful vine,
a fruitful vine near a spring,
whose branches climb over a wall.
23 With bitterness archers attacked him;
they shot at him with hostility.
24 But his bow remained steady,
his strong arms stayed [k] limber,
because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob,
because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
25 because of your father's God, who helps you,
because of the Almighty, [l] who blesses you
with blessings of the heavens above,
blessings of the deep that lies below,

blessings of the breast and womb.
26 Your father's blessings are greater
than the blessings of the ancient mountains,
than [m] the bounty of the age-old hills.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the brow of the prince among [n] his brothers.
27 "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf;
in the morning he devours the prey,
in the evening he divides the plunder."
28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and
this is what their father said to them when he blessed
them, giving each the blessing appropriate to him. Genesis 49:1-28
a. Genesis 49:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
b. Genesis 49:8 Judah sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for praise .
c. Genesis 49:10 Or until Shiloh comes ; or until he comes to whom tribute belongs
d. Genesis 49:12 Or will be dull from wine, / his teeth white from milk
e. Genesis 49:14 Or strong
f. Genesis 49:14 Or campfires
g. Genesis 49:16 Dan here means he provides justice .
h. Genesis 49:19 Gad can mean attack and band of raiders .
i. Genesis 49:21 Or free; / he utters beautiful words
j. Genesis 49:22 Or Joseph is a wild colt, / a wild colt near a spring, / a wild donkey on a terraced hill
k. Genesis 49:24 Or archers will attack ? will shoot ? will remain ? will stay
l. Genesis 49:25 Hebrew Shaddai
m. Genesis 49:26 Or of my progenitors, / as great as
n. Genesis 49:26 Or the one separated from

2009 has already been dramatic one for those of us who are interested in the prophecies of Ezekiel 38-39. Ezekiel 38-39 has a precondition that has to happen before the "War of Gog and Magog" can begin. Israel must be notably prosperous.

What does this mean for the United States? America must stand solidly with Israel. Israel is a vital strategic ally and trading partner for U.S. and Europe. Israel’s interests are our interests. Israel’s blessings will be shared with the U.S. Barack Obama’s and Clinton's “two-state” solution is wrong and imposing the “final status” on Jerusalem is wrong. If we impose these sentences upon the Israelis the road map to peace will turn into one giant pothole.

Keep in mind, in December 2008 the United States imported just under 380 million barrels of oil at a cost of $19.3 billion. In January 2009, according to the Department of Energy, the U.S. imported 408.7 million barrels which cost the U.S. about $17 billion. The transfer of wealth from America to hostile foreign governments continues. January’s increase in oil imports was about 7 percent over December’s imports.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


GOOD NEWS: Officials in Bismarck, North Dakota used explosives to break a 500' ice jam on the Missouri River. The preliminary report indicates the broken ice is moving. Keep your prayers coming for citizens living in North & South Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska.

For those of you traveling on Thursday be alert for suspicious people, especially people who like they may be from Somalia and suspicious, unattended packages. Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of the Camp David accords that ended hostilities between Israel and Egypt. Egyptian Islamic Jihadists (EIJ) will not be happy on Thursday. Keep in mind the hirabists like soft targets especially Jewish and American targets e.g. Mumbai. There are some hirabists who traveled from Minnesota and other states for terrorist training in Somalia. They are on the loose.

Geithner, "Really guys, I didn't mean it"

Our tax dodging, AIG bonus baby, nationalize the banks, Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, added his thoughts concerning a new world currency (See blog Prince of Rosh I & II) today. It was ironic that he made his comments before an organization accused over the years of supporting a One World Government, the Council on Foreign Relations. Geithner said, I am "open to increasing the use of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)Special Drawing Rights." (SDR)to eventually replace the U.S. dollar. Geithner later back tracked on his remarks after the dollar plunged on world markets and Obama threatened to take Tim to the wood shed again for telling administration secrets. Boy,this guy really knows how to instill confidence in people.

Geithner's remarks came on the heels of Chinese comments that they would like to replace the dollar. China joins a growing list of nations unhappy with U.S. dollar. Gee. a lot of people in America thought the communists in China were our friends and trading partners but now the Chinese are seeing "red" instead of "greenbacks." I suggest we make Bernie the Madman ambassador to China, see how the Chinese deal with him after one of his bad deals!

Mr. Geithner, I for one, am not in favor of relinquishing U.S. sovereignty and I partially agree with the deposed Czech - You are the "Way to Hell" and you should resign immediately. You and your boss's trillion dollar deficits are ruining the world's most liquid and best treasury market. Your boss plans to spend more than all of our president's budgets added together and that is not good economics.

Keep Your Eyes on Jerusalem

The yellow area is the Red River Basin

On Tuesday evening, the 24th of March, President Obama held a press conference. He made it quite clear to the American people that the United States would press forward with the creation of a Palestinian state, the so-called two-state solution. His plan also includes the “final status” for Jerusalem. East Jerusalem and other areas would be given to the Arabs.

At the same time that the President spoke and for several days now our northern plains of the United States have been buffeted with horrendous weather.

This is not a coincidence. This is another example of the linkage between our government’s actions and God’s land, Israel.

The Red River in Fargo, North Dakota rose so fast it caught people off guard. It is expected to crest at a record high 41’ on Friday. The previous record was 39.6’ set in 1997. Residents are praying that the 12 miles of sandbags and dikes they created will hold. It is estimated they need 2 million sandbags and they have 1 ½ million. In some places the dikes are 42’ high. North Dakota was hit with a blinding snow blizzard and that hampered the sandbag effort. The snow has now stopped and winds have eased today. North Dakota has been designated a federal disaster area.

The blizzard in North Dakota and South Dakota dumped 2½ feet of snow combined with 90mph winds; on top of this a F1 tornado hit South Dakota. There have also been tornadoes in Iowa and Nebraska. Snowplows were parked in garages because the drivers were not able to not see the roads to plow.

Wyoming has been hit with 4’ of snow.

Minnesota is flooded and ice is damming rivers. Officials are considering using dynamite to blow the ice apart. Browns Valley, Minnesota has about 4’ of water in town.

This catastrophe could top the 1997 floods that forced tens of thousands of people to flee homes in North Dakota, Minnesota and southern Canada in one of the costliest and largest flood evacuations in U.S. history before Hurricane Katrina. The disaster killed 11 people in the Dakotas and Minnesota and caused an estimated $4.1 billion in damage.

Unfortunately, next week is expected to be even stormier. Another big storm is coming out of the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia. The forecast calls for 1-3” of snow in North Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska with cold air sliding south from Canada. This storm will cause damaging thunderstorms in the South from Texas to the Florida panhandle.

Let’s pray that the Lord grants our people in the northern plains mercy and removes this awful weather.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Will Israel Attack Iran

Reports have surfaced again concerning a possible Israeli strike on Iran. This conjecturing has been going on since mid-2008. Some analysts speculated that Israel would attack before Barack Obama was inaugurated in January but that never happened.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) predicted in February 2009 that Iran will possess its first nuke in 2009. Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a single nuclear weapon later this year. The window for Israel to strike a non-nuclear Iran is closing.

In February 2009 US intelligence sources revealed Israel has launched a covert war against Iran. Israel is using hit men, sabotage, front companies and double agents to disrupt the regime's nuclear weapons project. The most dramatic element of the "decapitation" program is the planned assassination of top figures involved in Iran's atomic operations.

This month a Washington think-tank reported that ballistic missiles could be Israel's weapon of choice against Iranian nuclear facilities in a pre-emptive attack. Some in Israel feel air strikes are too risky. Israel has Jericho missiles capable of hitting Iran with an accuracy of a few dozen yards from target. Jericho’s are equipped with a 1,650 lb conventional warhead. Israel’s warplanes allegedly have drawbacks. Israeli jets are limited in fuel and ordnance. More importantly an air mission endangers Israeli pilots, one of tiny Israel’s chief assets. That said, I offer the caveat that Israel may have some other type of secret weapon to strike Iran with or Israel could launch a blended attack using jets and ballistic missiles.

Some military analysts believe about 50 missiles would be enough to destroy Iran's core nuclear sites at Natanz, Esfahan and Arak. However, it seems to me if Israel attacks these three sites Israel also needs to attack Iran’s critical army, air force and navy nodes in order to prevent a counter-attack or a prolonged war. I would speculate that the attack would last at least a week or two and demolish Iran’s military utterly.

Only the United States and Russia are known to have satellites capable of spotting ballistic missile launches in real time, so the Iranians would be almost blind to an Israeli ballistic missile attack.

An Israeli defense consultant played down the idea of ballistic missiles being used for conventional attacks. He said, "You look at any major Western military, and you'll see that such strikes are the purview of manned warplanes, while ballistic missiles are reserved for nuclear-strike scenarios." This is true but Israel could use tactical nuclear weapons not strategic nuclear weapons. Keep in mind the Israelis have vowed “Never Again” to a holocaust.

One thing is for certain, if Israel decides to attack Iran she must make every attempt to neutralize or destroy Iran’s Shihab missiles. It is believed that Israel's Arrow II missile interceptor could do the job. However, I suspect a few missiles would get through and hit Israel like some of the 40 Scuds Saddam launched during the 1991 Gulf War. Those Scuds carried conventional warheads. It is unlikely that Iran could launch missiles chemical or biological warheads.

Iran is taking military measures to ward off the threat of an attack on its nuclear facilities. Iran has tripled the number of long-range rockets in its arsenal. Iran possessed 30 Shihab-3 missiles at the beginning of 2008, now Iran claims to have over 100 over long-range missiles capable of hitting Israel.

S-300 missiles also complicate Israel’s potential response. If Israel attacks Iran by air then it would likely be before the S-300 SAMs arrive and are operable in Iran. Russia's S-300 air-defense system can shoot down both invading planes and ballistic missiles.

In the summer of 2008 Iran held a massive missile exercise during which it claimed to have launched an improved version of the Shihab-3, known to have a range of 1,300 kilometers. The Iranian Fars News Agency Web site reported that the Shihab-3 had recently been equipped with an advanced guidance system that significantly improves the missile's accuracy and can correct its flight plan in midair.

The Islamic Republic has had the ability to strike any point in Israel for a long time but Iran’s latest build-up of missiles points to Iranian intent to launch a protracted counter-strike against those who seek to destroy its nuclear program.

If Iran retaliates another problem is that Israel’s air bases are near its cities and the Shihab’s would cause civilian casualties.

Some experts believe the Iranian targets are too distant for Israel, dispersed and too fortified for Israel's warplanes to destroy. Israel’s pilots bombed Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981 and bombed Syria's nuclear site in 2007 and so there is precedence for an air strike. However, some of the Iranian nuclear facilities are underground and hardened.

In December 2008 the Israelis procured new bomb technology that allows Israel's jet fighter pilots to strike an enemy country without leaving friendly airspace. We military types call such weapons “stand-off” systems.

It is called the Joint Direct Munitions-Extended Range (JDAM-ER), and essentially takes a dumb bomb and turns it into a smart bomb.

Among the modifications is the addition of a set of folding wings that extend the range to more than three times the range of a baseline JDAM, or Mk-84 2000-pound bomb, reportedly increasing the range from 15 to some 55 nautical miles.

Another modification converts existing unguided bombs into bombs directed to their targets using GPS technology. Even before the JDAM is released, it begins to receive data while still attached to the computer inside the aircraft.

Upon release, a satellite then guides the bomb to its target. The aircraft and crew then don't have to remain in enemy territory or "ride the bomb down" to its target. This enhanced capability allows the bomb to hit its target accurately regardless of weather conditions, day or night.

The ER kit can be installed in the field to existing JDAM weapons. For Israel, the ER version of the JDAM also is seen as giving Israel a longer-range capability of striking Iranian nuclear sites. Pilots could release the bombs in a “stand off” mode and avoid Iranian anti-aircraft defense missiles. The Israeli version is said to be capable of using laser guidance as well as standard GPS. The Israeli version of the JDAM also is protected against electronic jamming. Israel recently upgraded its F-15 fleet to carry the JDAMs.

Iran’s Sunni neighbors would not shed a tear if Iran were taken out. The King of Jordan and the royal family in Saudi Arabia fear the Shi’a regional power. They view the Iranian regime as a threat to Sunnis in the region. A nuclear Iran threatens the stability of every Sunni Arab government in the Middle East and would likely cause Arab governments to enter into a nuclear arms race with Iran. The Saudi Arabians certainly have the money to purchase a bomb from A.Q. Khan, another friendly regime or a rogue regime.

Another thing is for certain, the Iranian leadership will be as mad as hornets if attacked. An attack would set into play the “chaos” scenario the Iranians have been looking for in their eschatological view of the end of the world. They would be delighted spiritually because the return of their long-awaited Mahdi would be guaranteed.

How could Iran respond? Iran could declare war on Israel. Iranian clerics could issue a fatwa that would require call upon Muslims worldwide to fight a jihad against Israel. Iran could send its army into Iraq or Afghanistan to attack the Americans. Iran could strike U.S. Gulf assets and order attacks on Jewish targets abroad, focusing on soft targets. Iran could activate its terrorist moles that are in the U.S., the Middle East and Europe to conduct suicide attacks.

Iran, of course, has repeatedly threatened to counter an Israeli attack by closing the Strait of Hormuz, as well as launching missiles against the Ras Tanura Gulf oil terminal and bombarding the indispensable Saudi oil facility at Abqaiq, which is responsible for some 65 percent of Saudi production. Any one of these military options would immediately shut off 40% of all seaborne oil, 18% of global oil, and some 20% of America's daily consumption.

On 1 February 2009 Iran launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit. Now that Iran is capable of launching satellites, Iran could counter attack with Electro-magnetic pulse bombs(EMP). Three to five nuclear bombs of any size, launched into low-level space on satellites and detonated above the U.S. and Europe would shut down both continents indefinitely.

Iran has also undertaken a crash program to convert some 20% of its gasoline fleet yearly to compressed natural gas as a countermeasure to Western sanctions or an Israeli attack. Sanctions or an attack could completely block the flow of gasoline to Iran. At present Iran has no refining capability but it is planning to build refineries.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Veil of the Holy Spirit Part I

Some people in the United States cannot believe what is happening to their nation. They cannot understand how a narcissist who was politically unknown three years ago is now President of the United States. Since Barack Obama was elected president Americans have lost about $3 trillion in wealth and the stock market has declined about 30%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 9,625.28 on November 4, 2008 on March 4, 2009 it was at 6,647.49. Americans have lost their jobs, big corporations and small businesses are struggling and credit has evaporated. Major American financial and manufacturing behemoths are on the brink of bankruptcy. America, the great industrial super power that powered the Allies to victory in World War II seems to be a mere shadow of its former self.

American confidence is low and people are worried. Americans search for rational answers for why all this has happened to them. Some say it was greed, lack or regulation, George Bush, bad management etc. I believe there is a deeper answer, a spiritual answer and a warning from God. Some people worry because they cannot find the United States mentioned in “Last Days” in the Bible.

I do not know what could cause America’s demise. However, I do know that no matter what Americans or others predict it will be something out of the blue, something no one can predict like Pearl Harbor and 9/11. When the Holy Spirit is removed no human being can predict what will happen. However, some of us can be Watchmen as the Bible directs.

People praying around the world can restrain satanic evil. Praying places a holy veil of the Holy Spirit over the U.S. and other parts of the world. God restrains absolute evil on earth so that the Gospel can be brought to all the nations, so that his prophecy can be fulfilled and so that people globally have an opportunity to gain eternal salvation.

It is not an accident that the United States of America has been blessed with abundance. A menorah is on our one-dollar bill and a Jew helped finance our revolution. Our nation’s blessing has come directly from God. However, America has forgotten God, just as ancient Israel and Judah did. When a nation turns from God, God lifts the Holy Spirit’s cloak of protection and allows evil to attack it. This is Biblical truth and the scriptures clearly state it. It was only after lengthy and enormous tragedy enveloped God’s chosen people that a remnant decided to turn back to God.

After 9/11 the Lord restrained Islamic terrorists and prevented further attacks upon our nation. The Bible teaches us that when a righteous leader is in charge the Lord is merciful to that nation. America is in desperate need of a righteous leader.

I firmly believe that if our citizens insist upon tearing Christianity away from America and our leaders do not support the Israel then God will pull the Holy Spirit’s protection from our nation. A historical example comes to mind. The Holy Spirit gave Great Britain Wesley as God’s instrument for a great revival to occur in Great Britain and thus saved Great Britain from the ravages of a French style revolution. Winston Churchill and some Christian scholars wrote that if it wasn’t for Wesley Great Britain might have succumbed to the forces of the French Revolution.

As a child I was fascinated with current events. I had a knack for remembering minute details about countries and their leaders and sometimes I would know how certain events would play out. For example, one time a friend came to visit our house in approximately around 1962. She told me that her brother had enlisted in the military. I told her, your brother is going to some place that most Americans have never heard of, it is in Southeast Asia and it is called Vietnam. The friend sat there looking at me not knowing what to say. Sure enough, her brother went to South Vietnam. Through the grace of God he came back safely. Since I have become a born again Christian I have considered myself a Watchman for the Lord. The Lord sent me a dream in February 2009. In the dream the Lord showed me that if the U.S. leaders and Israeli leaders persist in dividing Jerusalem then he would deeply divide the U.S. and destroy those Israeli politicians. The disaster that has befallen Ariel Sharon came to my mind. Then I saw something akin to a fierce dark, electrical storm in my dream. I could not ascertain if this storm was a devastating weather event or something like “desert storm” when the U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003. However, its magnitude frightened me. I rarely remember my dreams and this is the first vivid dream I have had in perhaps 25 years. I think in the dream the Lord is warning America and Israeli politicians not to divide Israel and Jerusalem and he is also telling us that we are in need of another “Great Awakening.” There are specific and clear references in the Bible to Israel and Jerusalem. Some are listed below:

Jerusalem's Enemies to Be Destroyed

1 A prophecy: The word of the LORD concerning Israel.
The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit in human beings, declares: 2 "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. 3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. 4 On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD. "I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. 5 Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, 'The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the LORD Almighty is their God.'
6 "On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left all the surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.
7 "The LORD will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the house of David and of Jerusalem's inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah. 8 On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD going before them. 9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem. Zechariah 12:1-9

God’s Covenant with the Jewish People10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit [a] of grace and supplication. They will look on [b] me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. 11 On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be great, like the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives, 13 the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives, 14 and all the rest of the clans and their wives. Zechariah 12:10-14
a. Zechariah 12:10 Or the Spirit

Historically, I have observed a direct linkage between world events and the removal of the Holy Spirit from nations and people.

Over the centuries the Romanov Czars launched pogrom after pogrom against their Jewish citizens. During the pogrom from 1881 to 1882 the Jews underwent a horrible persecution and the Jewish population was decimated. Hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed. This is when the great Jewish exodus began and Jews fled westward into other parts of Europe and to the United States. Russia and the Romanovs received several warning judgments.

Russia was humiliated and exhausted by the Crimean war. Then the revolutionary left and the anarchists arose in Russia. Czar Alexander II, “The Liberator” a reformist, came to power in 1855. He was determined to curb the landed aristocracy and bring Russia into the modern era. At times he ruled liberally like a constitutional monarch. In 1861 he freed the serfs. He also reformed the military, built railroads and reformed the penal, civil and criminal code. He survived assassination attempts in 1866, twice in 1879 and 1880. He planned to introduce parliamentary democracy in the Russian parliament (Diet). Unfortunately for Russia and the world he was assassinated on 13 March 1881 and his grand plans for Russia died with him.

A consequence of the assassination was anti-Jewish pogroms and legislation, despite the fact only one Jew was involved in the assassination conspiracy. Over 200 Jews were beaten to death in these pogroms.

From 1904 to In 1905 Russia and Japan fought each other and the Russian navy was obliterated and the Russian army defeated. The defeat increased Russian popular dissatisfaction with the inefficient and corrupt Czarist government and proved a major cause of the Russian Revolution of 1905

When the anarchist movement began in Russia a variety of radical groups sprang up including the atheistic Bolsheviks led by Lenin. These groups sought to overthrow the czar. In August 1914 the Great World War began and the mood in Moscow was jubilant. Many Russians thought the war would be short and over by Christmas. Some people thought Russian honor would be restored after Russia’s disastrous defeat and humiliation at the hands of the Japanese. At first the Russian armies were successful and on the battlefield they held their own against Germany, Austria and their allies. By 1917 however Russian was feeling the sting of war, defeatism and war weariness took hold and the war began to sour for the Russians. The 300-year-old Romanov dynasty was overthrown and the Russian noble class plunged into oblivion.

There is a clear linkage between the treatment of the Jews and the fall of the Romanov dynasty. Whether a nation is blessed or cursed depends on how the nation’s people treat the Jews. Solzhenitsyn said all the ills of Russia can be blamed on the fact that Russia forgot about God. I would add that Czar Nicholas II and the other Czars forgot about God’s chosen people and brought disaster upon himself, his dynasty, his family and his nation.

Ironically, the great migration of the Jews out of Russia was a great blessing to the United States. Hundreds of thousands of Jews came to America and America was blessed and prospered. In the 1880s during the Russian pogrom the United States began to boom and America began its rise as a world industrial power.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

1962 Revisited

I have written about it several times, our Commander-in-Chief and his administration are asleep at the wheel concerning foreign affairs while our enemies conspire behind our backs. A foreign case in point is Hugo Chávez in Venezuela.

Hugo Chávez would do well to heed the warning of the Lord in Genesis 12:3 below”

1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
2 "I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you."

On January 6, 2009, Hugo Chávez expelled the Israeli ambassador in Venezuela. Subsequently, the terrorist group Hamas publicly congratulated the "courageous step taken by the Venezuelan president." Three weeks later, after repeated anti-Semitic speeches by Venezuelan officials, the Jewish synagogue in Caracas was brutally desecrated. The police later caught the perpetrators, but Hugo Chavez’s thugs undoubtedly encouraged them.

These occurrences are the natural result of the political and economic agreements signed between Chávez and the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadine"jihad", who promised to "wipe Israel off the face of Earth“. One might ask: Why this strange alliance between a Venezuelan Marxist lieutenant colonel and an Iranian fundamentalist leader? David Horowitz has written about this phenomenon at great length and has numerous examples of leftists aligning themselves with Islamic fascists in the United States.

Chávez remains in power by committing electoral fraud and by repressing his opponents. Like any dictator his people fear him. Also Chavez, like Hitler, needs a Jewish scapegoat. Venezuela is facing tough economic times because of the collapse of oil prices and because Chávez has wasted billions of dollars on his continental revolution.

In addition to his anti-Semitism, Chávez needs something else to contain popular discontent and stay in power. I think he will emulate his old buddy Fidel Castro. In 1962, Fidel Castro was worried in Cuba. He needed something to consolidate his grip on power. True, Castro had defeated the United States and his opponents at the Bay of Pigs but he remained worried about the giant to the north. Castro found a Russian solution. He allowed the Soviets to place Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles (IRBM) on his soil. As a result of the "Cuban Missile Crisis", an agreement was reached between Kennedy and Khrushchev that allowed Castro and his brother to remain in power until today.

Chávez just announced that he would provide a Venezuelan island to the Russians so that their Bear bombers can land and refuel there. Fidel’s apprentice Hugo Chávez has learned Fidel’s lesson well. Chávez has been bolder, he has aligned with Islamic fundamentalists. Middle Eastern terrorist groups help Chávez defend his revolution internally. It is only a matter of time until theses terrorists use Venezuela as a springboard to attack Jewish soft targets, the United States or U.S. interests in Central or South America.

Chávez has exported his revolution to Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua and their leaders have signed economic and political agreements with Iran. If this activity is not stopped soon there will be another crisis similar to the “Cuban Missile Crisis.” This time the crisis will be much larger than just Cuba. It may not be missiles but some regional Weapon of Mass Destruction.

Perhaps the President will send a You Tube video to Hugo telling him the people of the United States love him and that we want to be his friend. I know this for certain, the Lord/Adonai will sooner or later send Chávez a clear message like he has to all the anti-Semites on the list below:

1. Ancient Egypt GONE
2. Philistines GONE
3. Canaanites GONE
4. Assyrian Empire GONE
5. Babylonian Empire GONE
6. Persian Empire GONE
7. Greek Empire GONE
8. Roman Empire GONE
9. Crusaders of 1096, 1147,1251 & 1320 GONE
10. Byzantine Empire GONE
11. Almohad Dynasty GONE
12. Spanish Empire GONE
13. Romanov Dynasty GONE
14. Ottoman Empire GONE
15. Third Reich GONE
16. Soviet Union GONE
17. Iran & Ahmadine"jihad" PENDING JUDGMENT

Devilish Wildfires

Despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, I believe there is a linkage between sinful human actions and God’s judgments. The recent wild fires in Australia are, in my mind, a clear demonstration of that linkage especially after Australian Pastor Nalliah’s dream. Many Christians, including myself, believe abortion is evil. How can God be in favor of killing our own children? Jesus taught us to love each other, not destroy our babies. If life is not sacred then why did Great Britain, the United States and other Christian nations abolish slavery, fight Nazism and fascism and end other moral outrages such child labor?

In November 2008, pro-choice activists welcomed new legislation in Australia's southeastern State of Victoria that decriminalized abortion up to 24 weeks gestation. Australia has a complicated set of abortion laws, regulated at the state level with minor federal intervention. In all states of Australia, abortion is permitted to protect the life or health of a woman.

One of the more liberal features of the law allows a doctor to perform an abortion after a woman reaches her 24th week of pregnancy if the doctor reasonably believes that the abortion is appropriate and if they have consulted at least one other doctor who agrees. Doctors are allowed to consider a range of circumstances, including the women's current and future physical, psychological and social circumstances. A registered pharmacist or nurse may also administer or supply a drug to assist a woman to abort an unwanted pregnancy after 24 weeks if they too reasonably believe the abortion is appropriate and they have consulted a doctor who supports that decision.

The law prohibits conscientious objection in cases of emergency where the abortion is required to save the woman's life and requires any doctor exercising conscientious objection to refer the patient to another qualified doctor at any health care institution whom they know does not have a conscientious objection to abortion. This referral requirement sacrifices the rights of providers for the sake of the pregnant patient.

About 94.6% of abortions in Victoria are carried out before 13 weeks of gestation, 4.7% between 13 and 20 weeks, and less than 1% after 20 weeks.

The new law has received significant opposition. In an effort to prevent the bill passing, Catholic Archbishop Dennis Hart stated that the maternity and emergency departments in the 15 Catholic hospitals in Victoria would close if the bill passed. Archbishop Hart described the conscientious objection requirements as "an unprecedented attack on the freedom to exercise fundamental religious beliefs." Yet, Australia's religious community delivered a diverse range of responses. An all-women task force of leaders from central Victoria's Anglican Church diocese stated, "In our view, public acceptance of the reality of abortion, including acceptance of the practice among women of diverse religious communities, indicated that a change in the law is timely."

Some pro-choice advocates are disappointed that the bill does not fully decriminalize abortion after 24 weeks. Previously, under the Victorian Crimes Act of 1958, a woman who had an illegal abortion was liable to receive between five and 10 years imprisonment, while a medical practitioner who provided an abortion could be jailed for up to five years. While women now no longer face criminal charges for having abortions, a medical practitioner who performs an abortion after the 24 week limit may still face criminal penalties if it is deemed that they have incorrectly determined the "appropriateness" of the abortion.

There are an estimated 70,000-80,000 abortions every year in Australia. Current legal gestational limits vary from 14 to 24 weeks. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the only state or territory to completely legalize abortion with no restrictions in 2002.

Danny Nalliah, an Australian Christian evangelist pastor, is the leader of Rise Up Australia, a prayer organization, and the President of the Australian Christian Churches (Assemblies of God) and Catch the Fire Ministries. Nalliah is particularly known for a case brought against him under Victoria's Racial and Religious Tolerance Act by the Islamic Council of Victoria. In this landmark case, along with his colleague Daniel Scot, Nalliah was found to have incited hatred under Victoria's religious vilification laws, a decision that has been overturned. He was also a candidate for the Family First Party.

In October 2008 Pastor Danny Nalliah warned the Australian people that they faced God’s judgment by raging wildfires if the State of Victoria enacted new abortion laws. Pastor Nalliah told his congregation that God told him, “My children are dying in the womb.”

Pastor Nalliah is coordinating fire relief, including providing trucks to distribute clothes and food and giving his own blood, but he said he must tell "the truth".

Asked if he did not believe most Australians would regard his remarks as being in appallingly bad taste, he said today: "I must tell people what they need to hear, not what they want to hear." He said it was no use "molly-coddling" Australians.

Asked if he believed in a God who would take vengeance by killing so many people indiscriminately, even those who opposed abortion, Mr. Nalliah referred to 2 Chronicles 7:14 asserting that that God could withdraw his protection from a nation.
"The Bible is very clear," he said. "If you walk out of God's protection and turn your back on God, you are an open target for the devil to destroy you."2 Chronicles 7:14 states: "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

He quoted a headline describing the fires as "The Darkest Hour for Victoria." Pastor Nalliah said, a few months ago the news media should have reported the darkest hour for the unborn, but unfortunately the abortion bill went through parliament and was passed. Many people call Victoria the baby killing state of Australia. Nalliah previously said drought and the world financial crisis could be partly blamed on human sin.

Bush fires claimed 170 lives in the Australian state of Victoria. Police believe some of the fires were started deliberately. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the arson amounted to "mass murder". One man said, “I hardly had time to react let alone move, so fast were the advancing walls of flames.”

Survivors recounted how they fled walls of flames. Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some rural towns were completely destroyed. Police have sealed off a number of sites, including the devastated small town of Maryville, as crime scenes.

Victoria State Premier John Brumby said, "We have had whole communities just completely wiped out, completely obliterated, by what people would describe as literally a fireball that just came over the hills and devoured everything before them.” It's the largest natural disaster in Victoria's and Australia's history.

Scorching temperatures, drought, tinder-dry bush and changing wind directions helped fan the blazes, affecting an area of some 1,200 sq miles.
In February, there were around 30 fires still burning in Victoria and several communities were still at risk. More than 700 homes were destroyed.

Shocking stories emerged from survivors. People, who live in the devastated town of Kinglake, said they thought they had hours to save themselves when in fact they only had minutes to escape the fast advancing flames. Some described escaping down roads lined with burning trees, while their cars caught fire in the furnace-like heat. One man said he siphoned off the water from his vehicle's radiator to save the life of a neighbor who had been set alight. Kinglake resident Thomas Legrary found a neighbor with up to 50% burns on his body. We put him in the swimming pool to keep him cool. Elsewhere in Kinglake, Jack Barber and his wife fled just ahead of the flames but found their escape route blocked by fallen power lines and trees.

They took shelter at a school, but that also caught fire. They then ran to a cricket ground ringed by trees where they found five other people. Mr. Barber said, All around us were 100’ flames ringing the oval and we ran where the fire wind wasn't, it swirled all over the place. For three hours, we dodged the fire wind. Hospitals dealt with a number of badly burned people. Karen Farthing, a nurse at a Victoria hospital, said, “It was very busy, we treated firemen with burns and sadly received lots of dead people."

Many residents of fire-ravaged towns desperately searched for missing friends and relatives. The bodies of people were found trapped in the burnt-out wreckage of cars and homes. Investigators fear more bodies will be found when a full search of the charred settlements is carried out.

An emotional Prime Minister Rudd described as "numbing," the numbers of dead, and warned, "I fear they will rise further."

Australia's federal parliament was suspended to mark what Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard described as "as one of the darkest days in Australia's history".

Australia's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, said she was shocked and saddened at the number of deaths. She praised the extraordinary work of the emergency crews at the scene.

The blazes eclipsed the death toll from the previous worst fire in 1983, when 75 people died on a day that became known as Ash Wednesday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Prince of Rosh II

The Beast out of the Earth
11Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.

Russian action yesterday was further proof that the Russians, prominent people and other nations are working against the United States. The Russians announced public support for George Soros’ idea to turn the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) into the world’s super currency. Soros and the Russians believe the dollar has become too risky.

Some of the others who called for a world currency are:
1. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed a global currency called the 'acmetal'
2. Columbia University professor Robert Mundell, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1999 for his role in creating the euro
3. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for a single regional currency for 400 million Muslims in the Middle East.
4. Libyan leader Muammar Ghadafi, newly elected leader of the African Union of states, called for a single continental currency for all of Africa. Ghadafi "envisages a single African military force, a single currency and a single passport for Africans to move freely around the continent."
5. Currency specialist Avinash Persaud, a member of the U.N. financial reform panel, said the UN will recommend next week that the world switch to basket of currencies, The UN proposal would create something like the old European Currency Unit (ECU) that was a hard-traded, weighted basket. Persaud, said the recommendation would be one of a number delivered to the U.N. on March 25 by the U.N. Commission of Experts on International Financial Reform. Persaud said, “It is a good moment to move to a shared reserve currency.”

In other economic news, the markets oil jumped more than 6% to above $51 a barrel after a move by the Federal Reserve to buy government bonds hit the dollar and revived expectations the U.S. economy could soon begin its recovery. The Fed announced on Wednesday it would pump another $1 trillion into the U.S. economy by buying long-term government debt for the first time since the 1960s and expanding purchases of mortgage bonds. The dollar eased against a basket of currencies today after posting its biggest daily fall since 1985. A weak dollar can boost investor demand for oil and other commodities priced in the U.S. currency.

Russia plans to ask the IMF to study the possibility of creating a new reserve currency. Russian officials plan to set forth their suggestions to world leaders during the G20 summit.

The Russian statement said, “We believe that one should consider the role of the IMF in the process and decide whether measures should be taken to let SDRs become the globally recognized reserve currency.”

The idea to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency with something else is not new. Many well-known scientists and financiers believe that SDR can become the new international currency. The global financial crisis caused some people to call for foreign reserve reform.

US investor George Soros set out his views regarding the creation of the new money in the world. He wrote in one of his articles that the future of the IMF and the World Bank depended on their handling of the problems of developing economies under the conditions of the financial crisis. Soros believes the IMF does not have enough resources to support developing states.

Andrei Gangan, an analyst with Calita-Finance, said that SDR represent the reserve asset, which the IMF created in 1969 as an instrument of payment between IMF members. The SDR cost is based on the basket of world’s basic currencies.

The specific weight of each currency in the SDR basket is based on the share of a country in international trade. The basket currently consists of 44 percent of the US dollar, 34 percent of the Euro, 11 percent of the Japanese yen and 11 percent of the British pound.

Mr. Gangan said, “The US dollar, which presently plays the role of world’s major reserve currency, cannot keep its status anymore for a number of reasons. One of the most important one of them is connected with irresponsible crediting policies of the US Federal Reserve System, which serves as the dollar’s issuing center. The balance between the dollar holdings and the growth of the US economy was broken at the end of the 1980s. The money, which the Reserve System has been printing for over 20 years, is not ensured with the US GDP.” The economic data reflect that the dollar is weak and the budget deficit of the USA will exceed 12% this year with 0% or 3% being the norm.

Andrei Gangan said, “The structure of the world currency system, in which one and the same currency serves as both the national and the international reserve currency, has proved to be corrupt. When people purchase dollars, they accept the national risks of the US economy, which remains afloat due to international investors’ infinite faith in it. They still believe that the US economy is stable and solvent, and that the US dollar is still the international reserve currency.”

The Russians and Soros claim that it is incorrect to keep dollar reserves against the background of the uncontrollable and irresponsible financial policies.

The United States has the largest number of votes at the IMF, 17.5%. Japan has 6.3% and Germany has 5.53% of votes. For the time being the United States will keep the control of the world’s reserve currency.

If we examine history we find that the gold standard was suspended at the outbreak of World War I, with Bank of England and Treasury notes becoming legal tender. Prior to World War I, Great Britain had one of the world's strongest economies, holding 40% of the world's overseas investments. However, by the end of the war Great Britain owed £850 million, mostly to the United States, with interest costing the country some 40% of all government spending. In an attempt to resume stability, a variation on the gold standard was reintroduced in 1925, under which the currency was fixed to gold at its pre-war peg, People were only able to exchange their currency for gold bullion and not coins. This was abandoned on 21 September 1931, during the Great Depression, and sterling suffered an initial devaluation of some 25%. Americans should notice that British interest payments on its debt ultimately caused a devaluation of its currency.

The Bretton Woods regime, established in 1945 a fixed exchange rate regime based on a gold-backed dollar. In 1971, President Richard Nixon abandoned the Bretton Woods regime and suspended the dollar's peg to gold as U.S. fiscal deficits from overseas spending caused a massive drain in U.S. gold holdings.

The following three developments permitted “dollar hegemony” in the 1990s. First, in 1973 oil was denominated in dollars after the 1973 Middle East oil crisis. Second, the emergence of deregulated global financial markets after the Cold War that made cross-border flow of funds routine. Third, a general relaxation of capital and foreign exchange control in the context of free-floating exchange rates made speculative attacks on the exchange rates of currencies a regular occurrence. Some people have accused Mr. Soros of these speculative attacks.

A few economists have argued that "dollar hegemony" prevents the exporting nations from spending domestically the dollars they earn from the U.S. trade deficit and forces them to finance the U.S. capital account surplus, thus shipping real wealth to the U.S. in exchange for the privilege of financing U.S. debt to further develop the U.S. economy.

The US dollar is still the most important reserve currency in the world. In 2007 the dollar had the largest share, 65.7% of foreign reserve holdings. The Euro had 25.2%. Keep in mind, prior to 2000 the Euro did not exist. What will happen when the U.S. dollar approaches the 50% level?

What is the bottom line for the United States and its allies? First, we are getting closer and closer to a world currency. Second, Great Britain’s historical experience with interest on debt was bad and I would submit was a factor in the decline of the British Empire. Third, there are powerful people in the world who want a world currency and a powerful world government to supplant the United States. Fourth, we are gradually seeing the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy concerning a world government. Bible scholars have noted that according to the Scriptures, in the "last days" the world will see the emergence of an entirely new international financial architecture, complete with a single common global currency created and mandated by the leaders of Europe. The Bible indicates that eventually no one on earth will be able to engage in commerce without "buying in" to the new cashless system.