Friday, September 14, 2012

A PLACE CALLED MIGRON -- KEEP OUR FOOTING OR UTTER RUIN?

Part 1 to this post here.

Who could have seen that on 9/11, the very day that the US is remembering the terrorist attacks of 11 years ago, that our President would bring to an abrupt halt the relationship between the US and Israel?

It was stunning to see top stories like this all afternoon:

From Haretz: White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama -- The White House's response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting Obama

From The Times of Israel: “Obama doesn’t have time to meet me later this month, PM says in closed-door meeting

From Fox News: Early frost? White House gives chilly response to proposed Obama-Netanyahu meeting -- Though the White House is citing scheduling conflicts, the chilly reception is sure to be seen as a snub among Israel’s biggest defenders – and it comes amid a state of heightened alert over Iran’s nuclear program and the possibility of Israeli action.

From Breitbart: President Barack Obama has declined a request to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later this month.

The White House denied any snub.

On 9/12, The Times of Israel was blunt: Jerusalem official accuses White House of lying about requested Netanyahu-Obama meeting -- Despite US denials, senior official insists the prime minister asked to see Obama on sidelines of UN General Assembly

Need I go on?

On 9/11, a definite problem between Obama and Netanyahu came front and center.

Daniel at Prayers for the People* posted on the morning of 9/11 -- A REDLINE ONCE SPARED A HARLOT. He began his post with this observation:

Much has been written about the continued strain in tensions between the US and Israel over the Iranian nuclear program and the means by which it must be dealt with, but it is the latest ricochet of top level statements between the US and Israel that has rung yet another ominous and prophetic tone.

How apparent that strain became on 9/11!

Redlines are important. Ask any mechanic. The redline indicates a danger zone and if the needle of a gauge moves past the redline, it indicates that action needs to be taken. And usually sooner rather than later.

That is what Benjamin Netanyahu is asking the US to make clear. Where is the redline where the needle can’t move past as far as Iran is concerned? What is too far? What is too much? When is it too late?

Tough questions. Apparently too tough for Obama. His answer? Can’t speak with Netanyahu -- might be campaigning. Or meeting with Morsi. Or on Letterman. Or fundraising with Beyonce. Or golfing. Or Vegas. Who knows? Anywhere but available.

Daniel noted that in the book of Joshua a harlot was spared becaused she placed a “red line” in her window. The US won’t even do that much.

The US is in a very tough place right now in our relationship with Israel. Obama might also be in a tough place with voters who support Israel. President Obama is sending very mixed signals not just to the Israelis, but to us common folk voters on Main Street, to the Iranians, to our allies, to our enemies. Does he or does he not have Israel’s back? It is NOT enough to say so when the President won’t even attend his own intel briefings. You would think after what happened on 9/11/2001, that this President would attend briefings at least in the days leading up to the anniversary of that event. By not attending, he makes a mockery of attending the memorial events, signaling that he is all show and no substance.

One can only wonder why Obama doesn’t attend these opportunities to be engaged with our nation’s top officers who deal with the more unseemly aspects of foreign countries. Might one clue be found in Obama’s own assessment he gave of himself to Patrick Gaspard in 2008? "I think that I'm a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I'll tell you right now that I'm gonna think I'm a better political director than my political director."

Perhaps Obama believes he’s smarter at intel than his intel guys?

What signal does this send to the Israelis? Or worse -- the Iranians? If our President doesn’t even bother with intelligence meetings that affect the security of the US -- aides insisting that reading a summary is good enough -- then what about intelligence that affects Israel? How can the Israelis believe that the President is speaking in good faith when he doesn’t even talk to his own officers? Does Obama truly have so much pride that he can “know” without being informed?

Terrifying!

And shameful.

As Bill Whittle says, “That just looks bad!”

I am not the only one -- Bill Koenig and John McTernan and numerous other supporters of Israel often quote Genesis 12:3 -- that if we bless Israel we will be blessed, but if we curse Israel we will be cursed.

ON THE VERY DAY, 9/11, news sites attempted to cover three competing events: remembering 9/11, covering the newest open tension between Obama and Netanyahu over redlines and refusal for a meeting, and red alerts about the storming of our embassy in Cairo, and of our consulate in Benghazi. We soon had video, played over and over, of Muslims in Cairo, pulling down the American flag and ripping it to shreds. News followed quickly that our ambassador to Libya, had been murdered, and his body was displayed in the streets.

Embassies are to be safe zones -- their front doors are “redlines” that should not be crossed. Muslims gave little regard to that notion and charged ahead. The US apologized for hurting their “religious feelings.” Even three days later, on 9/14, the White House insists that the Muslims are not angry at the US but at a film maker who insulted the prophet Muhammed.

Right.

By 9/14, we are learning there was a credible threat to the embassy in Libya, 48 hours before hand, and our government did nothing! We are even hearing that our Marines were not permitted live ammo.

Did we learn nothing from the death of Brian Terry, our border agent, armed only with beanbags, who was killed in Fast and Furious? Explain to me again why our Social Security Administration can have hollow points for “routine” purposes but not our Marines guarding our embassies?

Can we not see the message this sends to the Israelis? We received a credible threat and did nothing to stop it, and now, people are dead. How can the Israelis take us seriously that Obama will stop the credible threats they are receiving? How can the Iranians?  Closer to home, how can we?

And can we not see the curse that we received swiftly? We denied the Israelis “redlines,” and on the same day, competing for headlines, is that Muslims ignored the redlines of our secure zones -- and they did so with impunity.

It was from Cairo, June 4, 2009, that Obama reached out to the Muslim world and sent a strong message to Israel -- he was the new player on the world stage, and he was going to right some wrongs. It was from Cairo, that President Obama cursed Israel. It is from Cairo, that we are seeing exactly what the Muslim world thinks of his now crashing foreign policy house of cards.

But in typical Obama pride of placing the blame elsewhere, he blames a nobody film maker.

Barack Obama's Conservative cousin Milton Wolf made a most succinct observation about his progressive cousin's doubious placement of blame via twitter today:  So @BarackObama's entire #MiddleEast policy collapsed under the weight of a single YouTube video?

Indeed!

In February 2009, Daniel wrote a post titled COLLAPSE, DESTRUCTION, OUR BACK AGAINST ISRAEL. In that post he believed that the Holy Spirit had caused him to understand that the ties between the US and Israel would become strained to the breaking point and that Israel would act “without the consent” of the Obama administration.

The beginning is now, the focus is soon upon us, and all will see and know that it is tremendous and terrible.

The shock will be felt as the media tries in vain to capture the grasp of the magnitude; the media that is so used to its own spin, its own stories, and its own topics will be thrown for a loop. The media will be as a stumbling drunk, bumbling over words. Earpieces will be hot with news updates, but their tongues having been split by the years of repeated deceit cause truth to be hard spoken, stammering, panicky, and unguided. She (the media) will be seen in all her glory; this will tip the rage among the nation.

The nation will see true figures of unemployment, lines that have yet to see true numbers, and cities turning people away for lack of staff to accommodate such mass turnouts. Those seeking employment will stand in rain and cold, day and night, days at a time. The anger of the people will begin to swell in the lines, the lines that seem to never move. The riots stem from the lines; the marches of angry unemployed storm the streets and demand help. The Obama administration will be criticized by those who expected a change.

Israel and the Obama administration will begin to strain ties, the ties will come to a breaking point. The pride of the Obama administration will be the cause of the split and the trigger for America's fall. She (Israel) will act without the consent of the Obama administration, thus causing the prideful administration to cut her off. She (America) will have lost her saving grace; she will be now as another nation who curses the apple of God's eye. This will be the beginning of her tragic collapse.

The economy will soon collapse under the failed bailouts and trillions that were thrown to the swine. The economy is her (America) god, her idol of greed, her pathetic replacement to the One and only I AM! Without Israel, (the blessing) she is left to her false gods and idols to support her already decrepit state. These gods are as the air, capable of holding nothing. She has lost her support; the blessing is gone.

Natural disasters unlike any seen to date will begin upon her shores causing immense destruction in its wake. She (America) will shake, she will burn, and she will drown. All will know the name of God, but few will run to His Pavilion. The heart of her will be torn; she will lose the lifeblood of her body, left only with her members barely intact. She will be as a ship with no sail, no rudder, and no captain. Alone she will be, accompanied only by the idols she so passionately held.

Here is the link to COLLAPSE, DESTRUCTION, OUR BACK AGAINST ISRAEL if you wish to read the entire post.

In August of that same year, 2009, Daniel wrote a post titled THE VISION: THE TRIGGER. In that post he related a vision he had had of a person standing on the edge of a cliff. In front of him lay “a huge abyss. . . so large and deep that the opposite side and bottom could not be seen.” There was a huge mountain of mud, rotting flesh and garbage behind this man, and the size of this mountain could not be comprehended. Daniel understood this mountain to be the “physical representation of every wage connected to a sin (debt) not washed away at the feet of Jesus Christ by a repentant heart.”

Daniel wondered why the Person wasn’t falling over the edge into the abyss but then saw the word ISRAEL. He remembered Genesis 12:3, which states that those who bless Israel will be blessed but those who curse Israel will be cursed. Then Daniel saw Israel “move slightly away,” and when that happened, the Person was pushed forward and began teetering on the edge.

Flailing both arms around violently, the Person tried to regain balance. This seemed to last for a moment until the Person surprisingly regained a more stable posture.

Then it hit. Just when the Person regained a sense of stability the word Israel vanished.


As soon as Israel vanished the Person didn't even have time to react, the wages of all the sin stored up against the nation pushed the Person over the edge. This mountain never stopped pouring over the edge it just kept coming. I knew the Person was completely covered under this avalanche of unpaid wages of sin.

The blessing had been removed. With the blessing removed, all the wages of sin stored against this nation of the United States of America came to a head. The result was catastrophic.

Please take what is read here before Yahweh and see what His Holy Spirit directs. Many have been blinded (by the church) to the significance of physical Israel and more specifically Jerusalem. Jerusalem affects everything we should be concerned with in the natural as believers in Jesus Christ. This blindness has caused many to miss one of the greatest signs of judgment rapidly escalating before the eyes of mankind.

AMERICA'S DESTRUCTION WILL BE SWIFT, PRECISE, AND DIVINE. DESTRUCTION FAR OUTSIDE OF THE MENTAL COMPREHENSION OF MAN, A DESTRUCTION SO DIVINELY DEFINITE THAT EVEN HER ENEMIES WILL SHAKE THEIR HEADS IN HORROR AND AMAZEMENT.

FOR EVERY DROP OF INNOCENT BLOOD ALONE, SHE DESERVES DESTRUCTION.

COMING UP AGAINST JERUSALEM WILL REMOVE HER FINAL THREAD OF BLESSING. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE BURIED UNDER THE MOUNTAIN OF SIN'S WAGES WITH NO BLESSING TO HOLD IT BACK. THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE HAS FOUND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WANTING AND THE PENALTY IS DEATH.

WHEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COMES UP AGAINST JERUSALEM, THE WAGES OF SIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS STORED UP WILL COME CRUSHING DOWN UPON HER. YAHWEH'S WRATH WILL CONSUME THE NATION! . . . AMERICA WILL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED BY ALL FORMS OF DESTRUCTION: supernatural, natural, and manmade events will consume the land of the United States of America.

Here is the link to THE VISION: THE TRIGGER if you wish to read the entire post.

In 2009, when these two posts were written, who knew then just how prideful this President would truly become? Who knew that a “FINAL THREAD,” a “redline,” a scarlet cord could be the only thing between us and judgment?

I noted in Part One of this post that on 9/11, there were three stories competing for the headlines:  the 9/11 memorials, the increasing tension between Obama and Netanyahu, and Cairo and Benghazi. I also noted in part one of this post that on that VERY day, Bob Woodward spoke with George Stephanoupoulos and gave a very pointed statement about his book about the Obama presidency -- that it was a warning. On 9/11, one other thing happened that flew under the radar but was there to see. At Drudge, on the same page with all this breaking news and excerpts from Woodward’s book about the approaching death spiral for our economy if things don’t change, was a picture of Monica Lewinsky.

There was a question under Lewinsky’s tiny photo -- was she writing a tell-all book?

In my post THE SIGN OF MONICA I noted that as Hilary Clinton was leaving Cairo, in July, her car was pelted with shoes and tomatoes and taunts of “Monica! Monica!”, and what I found so interesting about this particular incident with Hilary is that Monica is “a sign, a sign of ruin. Monica is about secret sexual indiscretion and marital infidelity and lying and perjury and scandal and impeachment and disbarment. . . “

On the same day that Monica is in the news along with Cairo, and Bob Woodward is that Woodward is ALSO associated with ruin and impeachment. It was Bob Woodward and fellow journalist Carl Bernstein who “followed the money” in the Watergate scandal and are responsible for the reporting that brought to the forefront in this nation the depth of the Nixon administration’s involvement in the Watergate break-in and subsequent coverup.

In a “can’t possibly make this up moment,” Monica is also associated with Watergate -- she secluded herself away from public scrutiny in the days following exposure of the scandal in the VERY Watergate complex in which the break-in took place that sunk the Nixon administration.

What are the odds that on the VERY SAME day that the US is refusing to place redlines before Iran, that redlines at our own safe zones in the Middle East are overrun?

What are the odds that one of those zones would be in Cairo, the world stage from where Obama first insulted the Israelis and Hilary was insulted with “Monica! Monica!”?

What are the odds that on the very same day that the American flag is torn down and ripped to shreds in Cairo, that TWO witnesses to ruin and impeachment would be in the news -- one, a man involved in the collapse and impeachment of a president, pointedly stating that HIS BOOK is a warning of economic collapse if this President doesn’t find his way, and the other, a woman involved in the humiliation and impeachment of a president who lost his way, warning that HER BOOK will tell secrets. One, well known as a journalist; the other, well known as the archaic and politically incorrect term of harlot.

Has the US and Israel come to the point that Daniel spoke of? -- that the ties have become strained to the breaking point? Will Israel strike Iran -- will that be the “act” that is done without the consent of the Obama administration? Will this prideful administration cut off Israel? Will natural disasters unlike any seen to date shake us, burn us, drown us? Will the economy collapse? Will secrets be told? Will reporters who have long spoken deceit be stumbling over words as their “earpieces are hot with updates”? Will this presidency collapse like Nixon's?  Will this president face humiliation like Clinton?

A few days after the sandy right arm of Obama was washed away in a rainstorm in Charlotte -- a right arm indicating strength, and amidst the turbulent Middle East news of 9/11, 9/12, and 9/13, among troubling book excerpts and scandalous hints, among the sobering remembrances of those who were ruthlessly killed on 9/11, a good-bye took place that had not these other things been going on, he would have taken the headlines and the scrollers across the bottom of news screens.

The nation said farewell to another "strong arm,"  -- Neil Armstrong. As acknowledgment of Armstrong’s firm place in history, his famous words once said from the surface of the moon were spoken yet once more, “The Eagle has landed.” Shouldn’t we remember once more what Michael Boldea spoke in October of 2004, just a few days before Barack Obama won his race to become Illinois’ senator to the US Senate, about the fate of an eagle that had just landed?

It has been shown time and time again, documented here at this blog along with many others, that whenever the US comes against the land of Israel, we have a consequence back here in the US. In the past those consequences have come in the form of floods, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornado outbreaks, economic turmoil, and scandals, among other things, happening either on the same day or within 48 hours. This time, on the day in which buildings were ordered to be razed to the ground in the "illegal" outpost of Migron, we saw our embassies in the Middle East stormed and burned with our diplomats fleeing for their lives -- on the same day. And the furor has not abated but grown, spreading like a contagion. As of this evening, according to FOX News, protests against the US have spread to 21 countries.

We truly are at the edge of a cliff, the edge of a precipice -- at a place called Migron. It only remains to be seen if we will be able to keep our footing or, with flailing arms, fall to utter ruin.

*Note to new readers -- Daniel at Prayers for the People is my son.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NOT EVEN GOD COULD SINK THIS SHIP



Whenever I see stories, or video clips, like the one I've embedded below, about The Titanic, I am reminded of a cartoon that David Wilkerson once commented on in a sermon and referenced on the back of his book America's Last Call, a book which I have on my bookshelf:

A cartoon appeared in a New York City newspaper picturing the Titanic leaving port. The ship was renamed The U.S. Economy. The caption above it read: "Not even God can sink this ship!"

In September 2008, our economy struck an iceberg. Hard.

Thousands have lost their homes. From time to time news stories have appeared about homeowners committing murder-suicide over losing their homes or the threat of foreclosure. Some homeowners have admitted to living in their cars when they have been unable to get help from their relatives.

It is estimated that most Americans have lost approximately 40% of their worth since that Fall.

Overall unemployment has hovered in the 8% to 9% range with subsets of individuals experiencing much higher unemployment, meaning -- unemployment for the black community is substantially higher, especially among black teens than overall unemployment . . . upwards of 39%! Hispanics are not faring much better.

Many women are unemployed, the latest figure being over 800,000. Many of these are women who are single parents, so there are youngsters involved, and daycare needs.

In 2008, 10% of the unemployed had been unemployed for 52 weeks or longer -- now, it is 30%.

Some people have given up looking for jobs altogether, and these people are no longer listed on the rolls of the unemployed, so the jobless rate is much higher than government reports are actually showing.

Many people are underemployed, meaning they cannot find a job that is at the pay level that could be expected for their degree or experience, or are being offered fewer hours than they would like.

Our economy is hurting, and we are limping toward port. We have not sunk, and many economists insist that we are not going to -- that the dollar will never die.

And that may be the case.

But the Titanic never made it home, and many souls perished.

Two men that I have listened to concerning the economy are David Wilkerson and Larry Burkett.




I have referenced Larry Burkett’s book, The Coming Economic Earthquake (1991) before, in December 2010.  At that time though I knew of his book I had not read it myself, but since then I have obtained a copy and finished it about six months ago. It is prescient in every conceivable way -- monetizing the debt, out-of-control spending, forcing the rich to pay “their fair share,” politicians afraid to tackle entitlement programs, but especially telling is Burkett’s warning that once a “national health care” law was passed, the economy would be doomed. He estimated that the deficits created by such a law would immediately exceed the government’s revenues by trillions within a short time, within the first year or two of enactment, and that would be a millstone about America’s neck. He explains why he thought so.  Curious as we have just hit $16 trillion in debt on the first day of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, an amount that exploded exponentially under President Obama.

US DEBT CLOCK

Both men, Wilkerson and Burkett, have passed on, so we are left bereft of their wisdom and insight in our current condition, but their books are still worth obtaining and reading. Written years ago, they are today’s headlines.

Neither man claimed to be a prophet, and each stated so. These men would only say they were watchmen, who were watching the signs of the times from their places on the wall.

The Ark Haven website has provided some quotes from Wilkerson and Burkett about the conomy, as well as from other sources.

Those who follow endtimes prophecies know that the time for the man of sin, the Antichrist, to be revealed is drawing near. The Bible indicates that there will be a time of great upheaval the world over, and the world will clamor for a man to come forth to lead the way out of the crisis. It is unclear as to what will cause the crisis, and many scholars believe the crisis will be economic in nature. What is clear is the Antichrist and his False Prophet will institute a system in which no one can buy or sell without their permission (Rev. 13:17), meaning they will have a mark, which must be placed on the forehead or right hand (Rev. 13:16), and only those who have the mark can buy or sell.

Arguments have been made that this mark will be some sort of barcode branded onto the skin of the forehead or right hand, or it could be an RFID chip embedded in those areas. I personally believe whatever the mark is it will be very visible so that those who accept the system of the Antichrist will be proud to show they are part of the system.  It will be very hard for those who are trying to “fly under the radar” to be inconspicuous. One thing is clear -- those who don’t accept the Beast, die (Daniel 7:21).

Revelation tells us that there is an abyss in which centaur-like “locusts” are held. Revelation also tells us these creatures will be released for a time during the Tribulation. Rev. 9:11 tells us that the leader of these creatures is Apollyon, a name for the “god of light,” a epithet of the Greek god Apollo and his counterpart (or quite possibly Apollo in another form) of Helios, a sun god of ancient Greece who predates Apollo. Homer called Helios simply Titan -- thus, Titanic means “pertaining to Titan,” or “pertaining to Apollo.”

The New York newspaper that published the cartoon was bold indeed to boast that not even God could sink this economy. Considering that God has already sunk Apollo, I would say that He can sink this economy. Perhaps that we have not sunk yet is a testimony to His graciousness -- allowing as many as possible to learn of the lifeboats -- His grace (John 3:16).