Friday, February 28, 2014

AS WE APPROACH MONDAY

Excerpt:

Lately I have had the same vision playing over and over in my head. I had a vision of a person standing on the edge of a cliff.

Before the feet of this person just a few inches away lay a huge abyss. . . . Then I saw the word ISRAEL appear in front of the man.

The Vision: The Trigger

Look at this picture tweeted by the White House on February 26.



On March 3rd, President Obama will meet with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. On the agenda -- the "framework" that he and John Kerry have formulated for Israel, a "framework" that includes the withdrawal of Israel from the West Bank.

Let's flashback to January 20, 1998.

July 17, 2012, I wrote about THE SIGN OF MONICA. Here is the background history I opened with in that post:

The meeting between President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House was an effort to restart peace talks that had been stalled for a year. Clinton’s hope? That Netanyahu would retreat, even a little, from the West Bank.

The date - January 20, 1998.

So . . . years ago, back in 1998, Bill Clinton met with Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House to see if the Israelis would retreat, even a little, from the West Bank. Now, in 2014, Barack Obama is going TO DO THE EXACT SAME THING -- meet with Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House for the EXACT SAME PURPOSE -- to see if Netanyahu will receive the Obama-Kerry "framework" and retreat from the West Bank.

In 1998, what happened the NEXT day led to the eventual impeachment, though not removal, of Bill Clinton -- the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

. . . The next day the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke. Faced with reporters, Clinton adamantly denied that anything had happened between him and the White House intern -- “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

Two days later, on January 22, Clinton welcomed PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat to the White House, and through a public press conference, both men exerted pressure on Netanyahu for concessions. That same day, Clinton again had to fend off questions from media about Lewinsky. By the next day, he was attempting to reassure his Cabinet that nothing inappropriate had happened.

I wrote THE SIGN OF MONICA because of what happened to Hillary Clinton in Egypt in July of 2012. After meeting with the new Egyptian president, Muhammed Morsi, Clinton was greeted by protestors who took to the streets of Cairo to throw rotten tomatoes and dirty shoes at her and to taunt her with chants of, "Monica! Monica!"

. . . 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 . . .

Yesterday, on Feb. 27, I captured this screenshot from Drudge. Look closely:



Something I often look for is "what" stories are appearing on the same page, and preferably, "touching" each other in some way.

As you can see above, a story about Bill Clinton is right next to a picture of President Obama and Beyonce, and underneath is a story about a song lyric in a new Beyonce song that just so happens to mention Monica Lewinsky.

Look at all that is converging as we approach Monday and the critical meeting between Obama and Netanyahu. As "ISRAEL" approaches on Monday, the President tweets a picture of himself in front of a giant abyss.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT

Excerpt:

California is under the influence of a persistent upper-level ridge of high pressure anchored off its north coast that has kept the region generally warm, dry and clear.

Nearly four miles high and 2,000 miles long, is to blame for the emerging drought as the mass of high air pressure has been blocking Pacific winter storms from coming ashore and bringing much needed to bring rain to the parched West Coast.

The mass of high air pressure has been blocking Pacific winter storms from coming ashore in California, pushing them into Alaska and British Columbia - it is even responsible for rain and cold weather to the East Coast.

Similar high-pressure zones pop up all the time during most winters, but they usually break down, allowing rain to get through to California.

The duration of its presence - 13 months - is unprecedented in modern weather records and puzzling researchers - it has been named the 'ridiculously resilient ridge.'

California drought laid bare (photographs show extent of water loss)

California gay bar and restaurant owner INSISTS ALL lawmakers MUST support gay rights, BUT refuses to allow those who support CHRISTIAN values to come thru his door -- INSISTS he has the RIGHT TO REFUSE service to those whose values he finds offensive. (Google: WeHo Bar To ‘Deny Entry’ To Lawmakers Who Back Anti-Gay Legislation)

Another "successful" banker found dead -- brings total to 9

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Climate extremes, solar pole reversal

Reading Isaiah 64 today.

Monday, February 24, 2014

MARCH 4, 2014

Excerpt:

Grady Means, economist and advisor to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, predicted that the 4th of March 2014 would be the date on which the economic collapse accelerated, followed by, “A run on the bank (that) will start suddenly, build quickly and snowball.” “The doomsday clock will ring then because the U.S. economy may fully crash around that date, which will, in turn, bring down all world economies and all hope of any recovery for the foreseeable future – certainly over the course of most of our lifetimes,” wrote Means in a 2012 Washington Times editorial.

8th Banker commits suicide

All we can ask is, what is going on here?

Reading 1 John today.

Friday, February 21, 2014

"AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH"

Scrawnytobrawny has created another YouTube investigating the connections between the Super Bowl and the upcoming movie Days of Noah.



Scrawnytobrawny references a statue of Apollo that was seized from Ebay a few days after the Super Bowl. A fisherman from Gaza claimed to have found the statue in shallow water about 300 feet offshore last August. Here is the article from The Guardian that gives more information:

'Priceless' bronze statue of Greek god Apollo found in Gaza Strip

December of 2010, a statue of Aphrodite was uncovered off the coast of Ashkelon after a strong storm. I wrote about it in this post:

DECAPITATED AND AMPUTATED

In scrawnytobrawny's YouTube, he notes the little girl at the beginning talking about giants. These giants are "lumbering in the schoolyards" and "limping thru the alleys." I think it is interesting to note that in the 2008 movie Hancock with Will Smith, Justin Bateman explains to Will Smith, an alcoholic superhero, that he needs "rebranding" to be more acceptable to humans. Hancock can't remember his past. He remembers waking up after a "head wound" and things were just different. Bateman's wife, Charlize Theron, unbeknownst to Bateman is superhuman like Hancock, and in fact, was (is) Hancock's wife. She helps him to remember his past, including that he received terrible injuries IN AN ALLEY.

Scrawnytobrawny also notes the "two by two" theme of mass gay marriage that was held at the Grammy's. In the movie Hancock, Theron, in helping Hancock remember the past, tells him they were "created in TWOs."

Just thought I would throw that connection in there.

When I first heard in April 2012 that Russell Crowe would be Noah in a film about the flood, I wrote a post about Noah's Flood and the Genesis 6 connection.

NEPHILIM WATCH

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ISRAEL and THE NEW MADRID

Found this YouTube a few days ago. I think there is good information in here overall, although I do not agree that a large air pocket was left underground in the aftermath of the BP oil disaster. More than likely sea water or other underground fluids filled in the space where 200 million barrels of oil had once been. Having said that, I still think the info covers four areas that I have kept on the radar, especially as this administration has come up against Israel.

One area that this YT covers is the nuclear reactors that could be impacted by a strong earthquake in the NMSZ. As Obama allows Iran to pursue what they say is nuclear reactor power, we have several nuclear reactors that are very vulnerable to complete meltdowns, perhaps even worse than what we have seen with Fukushima, should a terrible earthquake strike along the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River runs thru a rift valley, and as we pressure Israel to give up its own strategic rift valley, the Jordan Valley (vital for Israel's security), we may see consequences here with the New Madrid.

Next mega-quake: all about the Gulf and BP and Lake Fubar

Speaking of Israel, Steve Coerper's homework assignment for the 17th by Donna Wasson was well done.

Playing with Fire

This is why peace with the Arab Palestinians will never be possible

Expert: Iran ships a dry run for later nuclear/EMP attack; humiliate Obama

This is the reason Israel will strike Iran soon

Obama abandons Egypt and Israel

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Climate, magnetic storm

Reading Jude today.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKES

Over 100 earthquakes have shaken central Oklahoma since Saturday. There were 30 alone just yesterday. One woke me up last night. When we've had earthquakes in the past, they have been near the town of Jones, Oklahoma. This current swarm has been further west of Jones, at the towns of Guthrie, Edmond and McCord.

Hundreds of earthquakes in 24 hours: what caused them?

Scientists mystified as 20 earthquakes hit Oklahoma in one day

New Quake Detector To Track Guthrie After Recent Rattles

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: 6.7 Caribbean quake, sky spraying, solar eruption

Reading Romans 8 today.

Friday, February 14, 2014

2/14 - NEWS LINKS

The next post in DOUBLE PLAGUES is posted below today's news links.

Koenig has several key articles posted about meetings between President Obama, John Kerry and Joe Biden with King Abdullah of Jordan that are going on as this historic snowstorm wallops the northeast. A record 12,000 flights out of major airports in D.C. and New York and John Kerry's hometown of Boston are cancelled.

Koenig even has this quote from the National Weather Service:

. . . forecasters say huge amounts of ice will make travel“impossible” in the hardest-hit areas.

Overnight forecasters at the federal agency expressed awe as they watched the forecast turn to reality. They wrote in a memo on the weather setup that “we are watching a winter storm of historical significance beginning to unfold on the midnight shift.”

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NEWS LINKS:

A BIBLE PROMISE: Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. --Revelation 22:14, 15

ABORTION: Judge Reduces Unsafe Illinois Abortion Clinic's $36,000 Fine to $77

ABORTION: University of Alabama Removes 'Offensive' Pro-Life Display

ANIMAL DIE-OFF: California drought very tough on state's salmon population; may claim entire species as victim

BENGHAZI: Navy releases map showing location of fleet positions during Benghazi attacks

BLACK DEATH: Bubonic plague as a weapon of mass destruction

BLOOD MOONS: The Blood Moons; Ready or Not, Here They Come! The Prophetic Implications are Staggering!!!

CERN: What are the chances that a particle collider’s strangelets will destroy the Earth?

EAST COAST TSUNAMI: The Caribbean could be at risk from a mega-tsunami that scientists warn could devastate coastlines from Florida to Brazil following a volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands. The monster wave generated by part of a mountain collapsing into the sea would be the biggest ever recorded and would be travelling at speeds of up to 500mph.

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: America may collapse within the next 18 months, Walid Shoebat

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Stock Market eerily following same pattern of bull market before the 1929 crash



ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Europe Considers Wholesale Savings Confiscation, Enforced Redistribution

FUKUSHIMA: Japan Times: Sources reveal Fukushima radiation cover-up — ‘Massively high levels’ hidden since last July — Nuclear Official: “Something like this cannot happen

GENESIS 6: Russell Crowe's "Noah," rewrites Biblical account, casts Nephilim as true heroes of the Flood

H7N9: First case outside of China reported (Malaysia)

IRAN: Obama says US Will Deal Harshly with Violators of Iran Sanctions (but fails to mention all the exemptions he has granted); says will come down like "a ton of bricks" on violators (but makes no mention when U.S. economy comes down like a house of cards)

ISRAEL: Delusional Diplomacy, Jan Markell (linked to at Steve Coerper's Homework Page)

LGBT: Russia bans adoptions to singles from countries where gay marriage is legal

LGBT: To object is "bigoted"

OBAMA'S COMMON CORE MATH:



OBAMA'S ECONOMY: ObamaDebt (cartoon)

OBAMA'S IRS: IRS will allow non-IRS workers from a progressive Democrat group to view, obtain and process data on forms from conservative and Tea Party groups

OBAMA'S LAWLESSNESS: Chairman Zero

OBAMACARE: Harbinger of 2014 elections?

OBAMACARE: More like a Trojan Hearse (cartoon)

OBAMACARE: "It's the Law, Remember" (cartoon)

OBAMACARE: Tamara Jackson on Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Fox News Liberal Analyst Kirsten Powers: I’m Getting Fed Up Defending Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Pro-Obama journalist gives reasons for why he's getting tired of trying to defend Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Greed + Cartels = U.S. Sickcare/ObamaCare

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION: HHS mandate meets immovable object

SOCHI: U.S. athletes struggling to deliver in Olympics

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Aurora watch after CME impact

TRAINING DRILLS: Ohio National Guard (ONG) training drill in January portrayed Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions as domestic terrorists

WINTER STORM PAX: " . . . not everyday that snow is falling in Atlanta and Boston at the same time!"

DOUBLE PLAGUES - PART 8e, LOCUSTS

THE DOUBLE PLAGUES UPON BARACK OBAMA’S PRESIDENCY, Part 8e

Part 8d of this series.

THE EIGHTH PLAGUE - THE PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS

Egypt was a wreck! It was an unmitigated disaster. Everywhere one looked, the land was ruined. Many animals were dead as well as some of the people. The Egyptians were covered in incurable boils. Their sources of food -- fish, animals, plants -- were all destroyed. Trees stood as giant splinters with their branches sheared off. Homes and public buildings had suffered heavy damage and were smoldering from the pummeling of the giant, fiery hailstones. Indeed, these plagues, i.e. judgments, were clearly, incrementally, dismantling and destroying Egypt’s infrastructure and certainly its economy. Yet, in sharp contrast, one thing left in Egypt not in shambles and still quite intact was Pharaoh’s pride. He still sat on his throne with his chin thrust up. His position was still the same -- He would not yield to the mere “god” of the Hebrew slaves.

There is no indication in the account in Exodus of why Pharaoh clung so stubbornly to his position. There are no verses in which he boasts of the power of his Egyptian gods. He does not offer his pedigree as proof of his right to remain steadfast. He claims no divine authority to withstand Moses. The only insight we are offered are the verses that merely repeat that Pharaoh “hardened” his heart. Meaning? He did it because he could.

When Exodus 9 ends with verse 35, the “mighty thunderings” have stopped and the fiery hailstones have ceased. While the fierceness of this plague relented, the pride of this Pharaoh did not.

And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the Lord had spoken by Moses.

Exodus 10 opens up with encouragement to Moses for God reveals a purpose to Moses, a purpose that has been fulfilled time and time again as Bible scholars and researchers (such as myself) have written and commented upon The Ten Plagues of the Exodus.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him:

And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord. --Exodus 10: 1, 2

Yes, He is the Lord God, and it is well when we, His creation, recognize, and accept, that fundamental and profound truth.

The plagues were brought upon this arrogant and prideful Pharaoh and those who served him so that we might see them as signs that God does move and act on behalf of His people Israel. The Israelites were to repeat the account of the plagues “in the ears of thy son, and thy son’s son” so that they would never be forgotten; these events were to be spoken of from generation to generation.

In verse 3 we see Moses and his brother Aaron come before Pharaoh yet once more. Moses cuts to the chase and addresses Pharaoh with the EXACT problem of why the plagues have come.

“. . . Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.”

Pharaoh’s refusal “to humble” himself and let the Hebrews go is why so much trouble has come upon Egypt.

In this short two-sentence verse, we learn just how profound an impact ONE MAN, A LEADER, can have upon his own homeland. Does it seem fair that Jehovah would allow so much trouble upon the Egyptians because of their Pharaoh? While the Egyptians at this time in their history could not be called democratic, as they certainly did not elect their Pharaohs from a pool of candidates, they did little to challenge their system of government in which a wicked leader could attain power solely by birthright. So how much more alarmed should we be here in America when we do not have such a political system, but, instead, choose who our leaders will be? How alarmed should we be when we deliberately ignore the CHARACTER of an individual and, instead, choose our leaders based upon their APPEARANCE OR THEIR MANNERISMS? Should this not invite greater judgment than what befell Pharaoh and his Egyptian people? Samuel was cautioned against selecting leaders based on appearance in I Samuel 16:7.

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed a similar sentiment in his I Have a Dream speech:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

The question that Moses asks of Pharaoh, “How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself . . . “ shows that Pharaoh was responsible for the hardening of his heart. (1)

If Pharaoh had difficulty humbling himself he shows he also had difficulty believing that the Hebrew God had anything left in His arsenal to wield, but he would have been mistaken. While Pharaoh paid no heed to Moses’ offer of opportunity to repent, he may have stiffened at the mention of what was next to come.

. . . if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: --Exodus 10: 4

Then Moses warns Pharaoh that the locusts . . .

. . . shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field:

And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh. --Exodus 10: 5, 6

Moses tells Pharaoh that he’s about to see locusts descend upon Egypt in such a way, that like the fiery hailstorm that had just exited Stage Right, the likes of which have never been seen by ANY Egyptian since the day Egypt began.

And that was a really long time ago.

And the Egyptians have seen a few locust plagues.

Locusts coming upon Egypt is not a rare event. Just in March 2013, a few days prior to President Obama making his first visit to the land of Israel, a locust plague descended upon Egypt and Israel.

Yet, once more, announcement is made by Moses, the man appointed by God to act and speak on His behalf, that the God of the Hebrews intends to rally insects to do His bidding.

Moses and his brother are barely out the door when Scripture reveals that immediately Pharaoh’s close advisors speak out. They haven’t even seen the locusts yet! And apparently they don’t want to.

Verse 7:

And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?

The mentality of the Egyptians of that day was that the Pharaoh served by divine right as it was believed that early god-like men descended from the skies and mated with women of Earth to start the Egyptian race, thus Pharaoh shouldn’t be questioned, and certainly not challenged; yet, these advisers, clearly aghast at Pharaoh’s obtuseness, abated any qualms about decorum and immediately confronted Pharaoh.

They are saying, “Good grief! Let the guys go and do whatever it is they want to do with their God. Can you not see that Egypt is destroyed? Can you not see that we are all ruined? Can you not see that there are no crops left to feed our families or our few remaining animals? Can you not see that our trees are nothing but shredded sticks in the ground? Can you not see that many of our buildings are still burning from the fiery hailstones? Can you not see the bloated carcasses of our herds that died from the murrain still lying in the fields? Can you not see our economy is destroyed and it is going to be difficult to offer something -- anything -- in trade with our neighbors? Can you not see we are now vulnerable before our enemies? Can you not see how weak we have become and could be invaded tomorrow? And now this -- locusts? Have you forgotten the frogs, the lice, and the incredible swarms of flies already? Can you not remember how bad those swarms were? What is left that these locusts could possibly eat? Did you not hear Moses say that locusts would come into our homes? Can you not see that this locust swarm might be a really bad thing?”

No, Pharaoh could not see.

With a hardened heart, thus a reprobate state of mind, it becomes nearly impossible to foresee the consequences of sin. The ability to reason what the outcome of a certain course, or lack of a certain course, of action might be is thwarted. That is why we are sometimes dumbfounded when we witness a determined couse of sinful behavior in our fellow man, a determined course that makes the sinner look foolish, irresponsible, irrational, unseemly, decadent, vile and unable to perceive that their road is leading them to Hell.

And though Pharaoh could not perceive the outcome of his refusal to humble himself and relent to Moses, his advisors still could, and they were terribly frightened and begged Pharaoh to relent.

Perhaps Pharaoh was somewhat surprised by the mutiny of his advisors for verse 8 shows us that Moses and Aaron were retrieved so that Pharaoh could question them a little further, though his questions were the same questions as before. He wanted to know who all Moses wanted to take with him and why?

Listening to Moses’ answer only brought scorn from Pharaoh.

Verse 10.

. . . he said unto them, Let the Lord be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

From Dummelow:

Let the Lord be so with you . . . This is spoken in scorn, and is equivalent to a refusal to let them go. Evil is before you, i.e. your intentions are evil. . . . Pharaoh means to keep the women and children as a pledge that the others will return. (2)

Psalm 111:10 tells us, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom . . . “

Pharaoh had no fear of the Lord, thus no wisdom. But he now had locusts, which made their appearance the next morning.

. . . Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.--Exodus 10: 13

In the morning, Moses raises his rod and the east wind begins to blow. Great clouds of tremendous noise appear. Locusts, up to 3” in length, begin their unstoppable stampede across Egypt. They descend: wings whirring, jaws ravenous, and with no mercy.

From Dummelow:

They fly in dense swarms, sometimes miles in length, so that the air is darkened with them. Wherever they alight they devour every green thing, not sparing the bark of the trees. . . . Locusts are known frequently to have come from the East, being bred in Syria and Arabia. (3)

From Ryrie:

A swarm may have an average density of 130,000,000 locusts per square mile. They can denude hundreds of square miles quickly, bringing horror, despair, and terrible economic consequences to the inhabitants. (4)

From Unger:

The fact that the wind blew a day and a night before bringing up the locusts showed that they came from a great distance, and therefore proved to the Egyptians that the omnipotence of God reached far beyond the borders of Egypt and ruled over every land. (5)

And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.

For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt. --Exodus 10: 14, 15

Over all the land,” “grievous,” “before them there were no such locusts . . . neither after them,” “covered the face of the whole earth,” “the land was darkened,” “did eat every herb of the land,” “did eat . . . all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left,“there remained not any green thing in the trees . . . in the herbs of the field.”

Are you seeing the immense devastation? Are you seeing that what little had been left was now gone? Are you seeing that even if none of the other plagues had occurred how frightful this plague, alone, would have been? A plague of locusts means that someone is going to go hungry -- usually the sickest and the weakest among us. Are you seeing that there had never been the likes of a locust swarm like this?

Verse 16 says that Pharaoh didn’t need any boil-covered advisors to tell him the locust plague was really bad; he actually saw the severity of this plague for himself. Perhaps because the locusts were in his palace? He called for Moses and Aaron. He confessed his sin and pleaded forgiveness.

I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.

Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the Lord your God, that he may take away from me this death only. --Exodus 10: 16, 17

Pharaoh acknowledges the extent of the devastation in v 16, 17 by calling the ravage a “death,” and Gesenius notes that Pharaoh’s reference to “this death” in verse 17 mean “this destruction.” (6)

Pharaoh’s advisors had tried to warn him BEFORE the locusts came that Moses had become a “snare.” They tried to warn him that they could see what he could not -- that if this prophet of the Holy God of Israel was calling forth a plague of locusts, then it didn’t matter if they had dealt with locusts in the past, for if Moses was calling for it, then the swarm would be unprecedented.

And it was.

It even had Pharaoh begging for mercy.

Such as it is with those who oppose Jehovah. Those who speak on His behalf become a “snare.”

Gesenius explains “snare” as a “noose” by which wild animals and beasts are caught -- a snare is a trap.

Verse 6 gives us this interesting observation about Moses’ behavior that after he delivered his message to Pharaoh: “. . . he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.”

Henry notes this:

. . . Moses, when he had delivered his message, not expecting any better answer than he had formerly, turned himself and went out from Pharaoh.

Thus Christ appointed his disciples to depart from those who would not receive them, and to shake off the dust of their feet for a testimony against them; and ruin is not far off from those and are thus justly abandoned by the Lord’s messengers, I Sam 15:27.

. . . The Israelites had become a burdensome stone to the Egyptians, and now, at length, the princes of Egypt were willing to be rid of them. . . . It is a thing to be regretted (and prevented, if possible) that a whole nation should be ruined for the pride and obstinancy of its princes. (7)

Christians who are truly doing the work that they are led of the Holy Spirit to do will, like Moses, be perceived as nothing less than a SNARE to those who persist in cherishing their wickedness, who love their perverse choice of walk. Christians who are responding by speaking or doing those tasks imparted by the “small, still voice” of God in their quiet times alone with Him will ALMOST ALWAYS BE PERCEIVED AS A SNARE, NOT ONLY TO THE WICKED BUT ALSO TO THE LUKEWARM. The lukewarm will almost always be the first to raise the voice of “caution” about “preaching” about “sin” as it might “turn off” those outside of the church because the church needs to be “seeker friendly.”

If Moses is to be our example (and he is), then he spoke what he was commissioned to speak and let God deal with the consequences. We are to do no less. We are to be just as steadfast. Pharaoh was a hostile, pride-filled arrogant ruler who held only scorn for the Hebrew God and contempt for the Hebrew people. This, nevertheless, did not deter Moses from speaking forth what God would have him to say. Christians today do not stand before this kind of Pharaoh, but we do come before very hostile audiences that are just like Pharaoh -- they hold scorn for Jesus and contempt for His people who truly seek to serve Him. Like Moses, we must not covet any desire to have such audiences hold us in good esteem but rather, like Moses, do or say what we must without regard of whether we are liked or not. Many lukewarm Christians today gauge their success with unbelievers by how well they are liked by those unbelievers as though that were some measure of overall spiritual attainment -- and conversely, they equate dislike from such audiences with spiritual failure. But there is no mistaking in this account of Moses and Pharaoh that Pharaoh outright hated Moses yet Moses was doing EXACTLY what Jehovah would have him to do.

The hated Moses leaves the stubborn Pharaoh and prays. A “mighty strong west wind” arises (verse 19) and the locusts are “cast” into the Red Sea.

The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean. The sea is underlain by the Red Sea Rift, which is part of the Great Rift Valley of Africa. While the average depth is just over 1,000 feet, it does have extensive shallow shelves and is noted for its marine life and corals. At various times throughout history, the Red Sea has also been called the Southern Sea, the Sea of Mecca, or the Gulf of Arabia.(8)

The Hebrew name for the Red Sea is Yam Suph, which means “Sea of Reeds.” (9)

Once again, like the dead fish of the first plague, we have water that is contaminated with dead creatures. And though the Egyptians did not use the Red Sea for drinking water seeing the tremendous number of floating locusts may have been a sight to behold for several days until they sank or were consumed by scavengers -- a sight similar to how people today take note when they see a mass die-off of fish floating on a pond or lake or along a coastline. It would have been something to talk about for a few days.

This plague, i.e. judgment, closes on the same sad note as the previous seven -- Pharaoh’s stubborn heart is further hardened. His reprobate mind surely thought that since there was nothing left for any insects to consume, then surely there would be no more plagues of insects. If he thought this, he would be right. There would be no more massive swarms of insects to darken the land.

No, it would not be insects that would darken the land in the next plague.

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NOTES:

1. A Commentary on the Holy Bible, Rev. J. R. Dummelow, M.A., 1908, pg. 57.

2. Dummelow, pg 57.

3. Dummelow, pg 57.

4. The Ryrie Study Bible, 1978, pg. 107.

5. “The Plagues of Egypt,” Unger’s Bible Dictionary, 1966, pg 870.

6. Blue Letter Bible Online, Gensenius’ notes for Exodus 10:16

7. A Commentary on the Whole Bible, Volume One: Genesis to Deuteronomy, Matthew Henry, pg. 311.

8. Red Sea, wikipedia

9. Dummelow, 57

Thursday, February 13, 2014

U.S. NOT HAPPY ABOUT PRISONER RELEASE

Something to keep on the radar I would think: Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama here in the U.S. the first week of March.

The last time the two met was back in September, when Netanyahu was here in the U.S. to speak at the U.N. General Assembly. At that time, when Netanyahu took to the podium, the government of the U.S. was officially shut down. I wrote about it here.

Apparently the U.S. is not happy with Karzai of Afghanistan. Why?

"Detainees from this group of 65 are directly linked to attacks killing or wounding 32 U.S. or coalition personnel and 23 Afghan security personnel or civilians," a spokesman for U.S. Forces Afghanistan said in a statement.

US military urges Karzai not to go ahead with planned release of 65 prisoners

Go ahead, say it with me . . . As we do unto Israel, it is done unto us.

PRISONER SWAPS AND PRISON BREAKS

WINTER STORM BAALZEBUB

And it is interesting that this prisoner story has come out at the same time as this prisoner story . . .

Palestinian Authority Announces Another Massive Infusion of Cash for Prisoners, some funds are from U.S.

and this story of a few days ago.

U.S. refusal to release Pollard borders on anti-Semitism

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A BIBLE PROMISE: For the Lord will not cast off for ever: --Lamentations 3:31

ABORTION: NC court rules that citizens CANNOT place the words "Choose Life" on their car tags

BENGHAZI: Obama's security priorities (cartoon)

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Cisco's disastrous new normal, ZeroHedge

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Doomed If We Do, Doomed If We Don't, ZeroHedge

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: No Janet Yellen, The Economy Is NOT “Getting Better”

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: National debt to rise to $18.2 trillion

EVOLUTION: Did Bill Nye tell a huge lie about the fossil layers?

FOSSILS: 'Mother lode' of fossils discovered in Canada

FUKUSHIMA: Reporters reveal “blast ruined inside of containment vessel” at Fukushima Unit 4 — Walls ‘destroyed’ — Explosion was ‘believed’ to have been outside reactor (PHOTO)

GMAIL: Gmail can now tell senders when a recipient opens an email – and even reveal where they were

IRAN: Intel chief says Iran will have ICBM by 2015

IRAN: We’re ready for ‘decisive battle’ with Israel, US
(GG note: Remember, the official WH response is, "Those Iranians, they're such kidders!"

ISRAEL: EU Head claims EU won't boycott Israel, but can't stop individual countries not part of EU from doing so

LGBT: Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, judge rules

OBAMA: Commander-in-Cheap

OBAMA'S ECONOMY: Hurray! fewer people are looking for jobs (cartoon)

OBAMA'S FATE: ". . . the collapse will come, like a sudden clash of cymbals. The Furies will be unleashed. In the same way that an avalanche is unleashed by a mere footstep, events will spin out of control, impossible to stop or direct. The forces have been building up for years. Eventually, they will burst forth. When that happens, there will be nothing human that can stop them."

OBAMA'S IRS: House Ways and Means committee says the IRS DID target tax-exempt conservative groups for audits

OBAMA'S IRS: The Obama administration violated federal law with its new proposed IRS rule for nonprofit groups and for making a false statement about that rule

OBAMA'S IRS: " . . . new IRS regulations on nonprofit organizations would "entrench and encourage the harassment of groups that dare to speak up and engage in the conversation."

OBAMA'S LAWLESSNESS: FOX poll shows voters don’t like President Obama bypassing Congress

OBAMA'S LAWLESSNESS: Obama Frees America From the Tyranny of Law, Executive orders aim to prevent ‘Constitution-lock.'

OBAMA'S NSA: Sen. Paul announces 'historic' class-action suit over NSA spying; filed on behalf of everyone who has a cellphone; President Obama named in suit

OBAMACARE: 'Mailbox' Ad Against Sen. Mary Landrieu Highlights Families Rocked by Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Apparently, lying to a grand jury about sex is OK but lying to the IRS about Obamacare will land you in jail.

OBAMACARE: Krauthammer: Obama ‘wakes up in the morning and decides what the law is going to be’

OBAMACARE: Healthcare slavery

OBAMACARE: California doctors refusing patients over terrible Obamacare reimbursements

OBAMACARE: Duke's Harvey: Obamacare Deepens Troubles for American Workers

OBAMACARE: A jobs killer

OBAMACARE: WH claims 3 million have now enrolled in exchanges, BUT report shows perhaps as little as half have actually made first payment

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Major storms, spaceweather (and cool electricity experiment)

WINTER: Brutal winter may see Lake Superior freeze over for first time in decades

WINTER STORM PAX: Targets more than 100 million

WINTER STORM PAX: Nor'easter Ramps Up Over DC, Philly, NYC and Boston

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WHAT IS UNFOLDING? TIMELINE SINCE THREAT OF ECONOMIC DEVASTATION AGAINST ISRAEL

Shouldn't we be asking ourselves, "Why are they doing this?"

Employer mandate for Obamacare delayed for ANOTHER year

Just a few days ago, it seemed like every major Democrat who could find a microphone were all saying the same thing: "Isn't it great if you don't have a job? I mean it's like great, you know? Who wants to be locked into a job anyway? Don't you want to be free to pursue your dreams? You can be free to write poetry, or paint, or hey! you could skip the takeout and make an actual homecooked meal!"

Some of President Obama's aides even coined a clever new term for those who are still employed -- joblock. It's even used in a derisive manner as in, "Who wants joblock anyway?"

If "joblock" is such a bad thing, then why are all those aides still showing up?

Then, on Friday, the new jobs numbers came out. Several posts at ZeroHedge about the data quickly followed. One note quickly bubbled to the surface: the unemployment rate dipped from 6.7% to 6.6%.

Let's be clear about this dip: People were removed from the unemployment rolls NOT because they found a job, but because they have gone past the time allotted to find a job.

Do you get this?

The dip in the unemployment rate is NOT because a whole bunch of jobs were added to the economy, thus a whole bunch of unemployed people can now go back to being "joblocked"; NO, the dip is because if someone is unemployed, he or she is given X number of weeks to find a job and become "joblocked" again -- if he or she doesn't find a job, they are removed from the rolls and no longer counted as unemployed even if they are EXACTLY that -- unemployed.

Are you seeing what is happening here?

The Obama administration and its allies in Congress are trying to get in front of something here, and they are trying to do it fast, and President Obama's unexpected announcement that he is going to delay the employer mandate for another year seems to really emphasize that something ugly is going on behind the scenes -- something that is escalating so rapidly that they are running in front, offering explanations and "good spin" in an effort to look as if they are in control.

What could it be?

My guess? The unemployment numbers are skyrocketing into levels that are no longer manageable because they are so ugly.

When you add in the trillion-dollar farm bill that has allocated 80 percent (which means BILLIONS of dollars) to food stamps, there seems to be a real problem brewing for this administration.

And isn't it worth noting that the delay of the employer mandate includes a caveat from President Obama THAT IS NOT IN THE ORIGINAL BILL/LAW? The caveat is that employers can have the year reprieve AS LONG AS THEY DON'T LAY OFF ANY EMPLOYEES AND BLAME OBAMACARE.

Do you realize how stunning this is?

Yes, Congress makes laws all the time regulating businesses, especially where hiring and firing is concerned. But those are LAWS worked with input generally from both parties to make sure individuals are not discriminated against. Sometimes those laws work, sometimes they don't.

But President Obama's caveat is this: DON'T RETALIATE AGAINST MY LAW. A BUSINESS OWNER CANNOT FINANCIALLY PROTECT HIMSELF AGAINST MY LAW. HE HAS TO PAY UP WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT.  This caveat was NOT something negotiated by both parties in Congress as a bill and then signed into law by President Obama -- it is something HE decided on his own.

No wonder the Wall Street Journal editorial board explains: " . . . that terming the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” makes sense because “the law increasingly means whatever President Obama says it does on any given day.”

"Bam!" as we used to say back in the day.

Obama's IRS will get to decide whether the business owner's decision to layoff or fire employees is truly based on retaliation against Obamacare or not.

Yes, the SAME IRS that targeted Tea Party and conservative groups for forming to oppose President Obama's fiscal policies will now decide the "TRUE MOTIVES" of business owners across this nation.

(FLASHBACK: IRS planned secret new rules to justify targeting tea party groups two years ago, reveals bombshell email)

Firms must swear ObamaCare not a factor in firings

So if a car dealership lays off employees and it just so happens that the car dealership owner contributes to Republican candidates, what are the odds that Obama's IRS WON'T rubber-stamp his decision as acceptable?

Yeah, what I thought, too.

John Kerry has come against Israel by suggesting that there is little the U.S. could do if European boycotts against Israel should take place because Israel isn't willing to put the Jordan (rift) Valley on the table as VERY negotiable when it comes to the Obama-Kerry ideas of which particular tracts of Israeli land should be given to the Palestinians in the name of peace. After all, why the hesitation? Didn't Gaza work out pretty well -- like . . . there aren't rockets EVERY day, are there?

Kerry's has appeared to insinuate that "economic devastation" (as Caroline Glick characterized it in her opinion piece on Kerry's remarks) might, unfortunately, happen if Israel doesn't get their act together, and quick!

Let's put up a timeline:

January 30, Caroline Glick notes the Obama administration has "added the threat of Israeli economic devastation to its list of plagues that will befall the Jewish state if we don't give up our national heartland to the PLO."

February 1, Kerry is accused of encouraging boycotts against Israel if it doesn't put the Jordan Valley in Palestinian hands.

February 2, a group of rabbis delivered a letter to Kerry indicating Kerry faced "divine retribution" if he persisted in his efforts to divide Israel.

February 2, John Kerry mocked in video

What is one of the curses of Deuteronomy 28? Wilkerson says that one of the signs that a nation is under judgment is that her foreign policy is in disarray -- that nation will look foolish and incompetent.

And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee. --Deut. 28:37

This verse indicates that a nation under judgment is talked about by other nations. Fingers are pointed and behavior is whispered about and gossiped about and laughed at. Questions are asked if good judgment is being used or good decorum or evident wisdom.

This video does EXACTLY that -- makes John Kerry look foolish, and he is laughed at!

February 4, the CBO released a report that Obamacare will result in over 2-million jobs lost over the next few years because (in essence) the more an employee makes, the more his or her healthcare will cost, whereas less pay, less the employee has to pay in and will be more likely to qualify for subsidies (i.e. other taxpayers picking up the tab).

CBO: ObamaCare Will Kill 2.5-Million Jobs

Watch Out for Obamacare's Subsidy Cliff: Earn $1 More in Wages, and You Could Pay $20,000 More for Insurance

February 4, the White House IMMEDIATELY protests the CBO report, insisting that it isn't truly 2-million jobs LOST, but actually people's CHOICE to whether they want to work more and yes, pay more for their healthcare, or work less and yes, get more in subsidies, BUT this is offering escape from JOBLOCK.

CBO: Obamacare Will 'Reduce Incentives to Work;' WH Spins It As 'Choice'

The Comment Made by Jay Carney That Charles Krauthammer Says Will Be ‘Emblazoned on the Tombstone of Liberalism’

February 6, Kerry Defends Peace Efforts as Israeli Criticism Gets Personal

February 6, Kerry mocked in yet another video

February 7, thousands more removed from unemployment rolls because they could not find "joblock." ZeroHedge lets us know that stocks did not like what they saw.

Dismal Jobs Report Sends Stocks Reeling

February 7, January Payolls Big Miss Again At 113K Below 180K Expected, December Unrevised

February 7, farm bill passes that allocates 80% to food stamps

and this, also on 2/7: Food Prices Set to Soar Due to California Drought

Why? California has been the number one food and agricultural producer in the United States for more than 50 consecutive years.

There is probably more that will come to light in the next few days. As I asked above: if this isn't the Obama administration trying to get out in front of something, then what is it? If this isn't economic devastation unfolding, what is?

February 11, The Meaning of Shirley Temple

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A BIBLE PROMISE: Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. --Psalm 112:4

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: The greatest demographic tsunami in the history of the United States is coming, and we are woefully unprepared for it, ZeroHedge

FUKUSHIMA: Japan TV: “And now concerns are growing… a new source of leakage” at Fukushima; “The situation could become even more serious” — Groundwater Expert: “I doubt even experts could have imagined” this

HILLARY: NBC went back to the 1960s to show that Mitt bullied some fey schoolmate, and the George W. Bush Texas Air National Guard stories were from the 1970s, but Andrea Mitchell dismisses Hillary Clinton papers as "too old to matter."

Read more at http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=224960#mRKDk4A0hullfUCQ.99 LGBT: Eric Holder exposes himself in Sweden

OBAMA'S WIFE: Stunning insensitivity from Michelle Obama; as millions of Americans need foodstamps, Michelle tweets picture of her pet dogs having food served to them on China and crystal

OBAMACARE: Hillary Clinton emerged as Obama's best ally on ACA

OBAMACARE: Seattle hospital suing Obamacare

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: China quake, climate discourse, soon planetary alignment

WINTER: 'Hey, listen, this warning is different. This is really extremely dangerous and it doesn't happen very often,'" Jacks said. This kind of language was first used in May 1999 for a tornado in Moore, Okla. Forecasters called it a "tornado emergency" to make sure the public knew it was not a typical tornado.

WINTER: Upcoming storm can only be described as "historic," "catastrophic"

WINTER: Store shelves stripped bare

WINTER: Deserted roads, more than 3,300 canceled flights and panic buying make Atlanta resemble a ghost town as the South battens down the hatches for 'catastrophic' ice storm

WINTER: National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Musher said ice accumulation forecasts "remain mind-boggling if not historical" in cities such as Atlanta, Athens and Augusta in Georgia, Columbia, S.C., and Raleigh, N.C.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A NATION UNDER JUDGMENT? 9 SIGNS

When a nation is under judgment, Deuteronomy 28 spells out how one can tell. Let's take nine headlines from the past few weeks and link them up to the different curses of Deuteronomy 28.

1. From Alan Caruba: U.S. is Going Bankrupt One City at a Time

V. 16: Cursed shalt thou be in the city . . .

Meaning: Your cities will fail.

Caruba writes: Time to start watching U.S. cities go bankrupt. Prior to Detroit, there was Stockton, California, and, according to Stephen Moore, now the chief economist with the Heritage Foundation, there are more than sixty of the largest cities that “are plagued with the same kinds of retirement legacy costs that sent Detroit in Chapter 9 bankruptcy” last year.

“Keep an eye on ‘too big to fail’ cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York,” he warned. Among the twenty cities he listed in an August 2013 Newsmax article, he cited Compton and Oakland, CA, Harrisburg, PA, and Providence, RI. What these and other cities have in common is that “the vast majority are located in states with forced unions, non-right-to-work states.”

FLASHBACK TO JULY 22, 2013: DETROIT - A WARNING SIGN FOR AMERICA?

2. From Drudge: 80% of trillion-dollar farm bill is for food stamps.

V. 17: Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

Meaning: people will go hungry and can't feed themselves. This mega-farm bill is admitting just that - that under President Obama, millions of Americans are struggling more to buy groceries to feed themselves and their families than at any other time in our history. Food stamp use has risen dramatically since he took office, and it is a sign of judgment.

3. From Natural News: Western drought leads to smallest cattle herd in 61 years

V. 18: Cursed shall be . . . the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

Meaning: Your cattle and your sheep, your livestock, won't increase; in fact, they will decrease. There will be means beyond your control that take a toll on your herds.

4. From ZeroHedge: Germany's Angela Merkel said to be "furious" at Victoria Nuland's "F-- the EU" remark

From Debka: Obama may be in two minds over Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian peace mission

V. 19: Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

Meaning: David Wilkerson has explained this verse to mean that a nation that is under judgment will have its foreign policy in disarray; we won't have our act together. I wrote about this in more detail in December.

IS KHOBRAGADE A SIGN OF JUDGMENT?

5. From Newsmax: Food Prices Set to Soar Due to California Drought

V. 23-24: And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

Meaning: No rain. Drought. What little rain falls won't be enough.  Food supplies are impacted.  People will go hungry.

6. From The Daily Caller: Obama split 500,000 American families to legalize illegals before 2012 election

V. 30: Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

Meaning: In a nation under judgment, the divorce rate will be high. Broken families will increase. People will try to build a family and have a home, but it won't happen; their efforts will be thwarted. These things happen anyway, BUT in a nation under judgment, these statistics will notice dramatic increases AND will often be quite newsworthy, as the title in the above article notes.

7. From Miami Herald: Stink bugs pose continuing threat to crops

V. 38: Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.

Meaning: Not just locusts, but bugs, insects, will destroy your crops. It may be nationwide, or just regional. As noted in the DOUBLE PLAGUES series that I have been writing, Jehovah rallied insects to come against Pharaoh in several of the plagues.

8. From Dave Manuel: U.S. National Debt Clock February 2014

V. 44. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him . . .

Meaning: Major debt problems, and in the case of the U.S., we can assuredly use the adjective "massive." Dave Manuel's Debt Clock speaks for itself.

9. From JPost: Tehran sending ‘message’ as warships approach US; supreme leader Ali Khamenei says "Washington has ‘controlling, meddlesome attitude’ toward us."

From Times of Israel: Iranian TV airs simulated bombing of Tel Aviv, US aircraft carrier

V. 49: The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

Meaning: Foreign nations will come up against you militarily in ways you did not expect.

Heaven help the Israelis if they had parked a couple of their ships right off America's coast as a "message," or worse, televised a simulation of an attack against Iran. So far, though, no tweets from an indignant Susan Rice, or a demands for an apology from ANY White House official. One almost gets the feeling that it's, "Look at those Iranians, they're such kidders!"

Occasionally, someone will say to me: "Why do you write about judgment? How can you say we are a nation under judgment? After all, God loves America, and we have done more for the Gospel than any other nation, so why would He judge us? We are good people, so what would he judge us for? I just don't see it."

I've even had a deacon of a Pentecostal church say that to me.

As for "why" do I write about judgment? Short answer: Because the Bible assures us that at some point we will be held accountable for our sins, our actions, and our decisions. As a watchman on the wall, if I can point out how current events are lining up with Scripture, my hope is that those who have eyes to see and ears to hear will understand where we are as a nation as a whole in relation to God's Word. I think it is clear that this nation, as a whole, particularly because President Obama insists that certain behaviors are not sins, will not turn to God, but I believe there is still hope on an individual basis. It is my belief that when we refuse to accept the idea of judgment, we also refuse to believe we could be truly held accountable for the things we say and do.

As for "why" would God judge America? Well . . . I've already covered that (as has John McTernan) in some of my past posts.

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A BIBLE PROMISE: Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. --Malachi 3:16

ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Mystery continues as to what is killing the starfish along the West Coast; deaths are fast and horrific

APOSTASY - NEW AGE BELIEFS IN THE CHURCH: The Circle Makers

BENGHAZI: Mark Steyn: 'Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned -- Hillary Flew While Benghazi Burned'

BENGHAZI: Inhofe doubles down on claim Benghazi cover-up is worse than Watergate

EARTHQUAKES: Investment Watch reporting that 14 nations will be practicing for a 9.0 eq on March 7.
(GG note: It was March 7, 2009, David Wilkerson gave his URGENT WARNING. Am I saying this is "it"? No, just noticing the coincidence of the same date.)

ECONOMY: October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card

FUKUSHIMA: Michio Kaku Said Evacuation of Fukushima Crew Would Be A Sign Of The End Of Humanity

IRAN: Iran claims Israel building Third Temple, John McTernan

IRAN: Is President Obama Quietly Courting a Coalition with Iran?

ISRAEL: Experiencing unprecedented drought conditions

LGBT: Missouri governor has pen and phone too, now faces impeachment

NEW JERSEY; Newark-Star regrets endorsing Christie: ". . . we didn't know his crew was crazy enough to put people's lives at risk in Fort Lee as a means to pressure the mayor. . . We didn't know he would use Hurricane Sandy aid as a political slush fund."

OBAMA'S MILITARY: Marine Corps leaders have ordered the independent Marine Corps Times newspaper removed from its prominent newsstand location at base exchange stores worldwide and placed instead in areas away from checkout lines, where it is harder to find and fewer copies are available.

OBAMA'S MONKEY GOD POCKET CHARM: Man in India with 14 inch TAIL worshipped as a reincarnation of Hanuman

OBAMACARE: ACA is officially no longer a law, it is Obama's plaything

OBAMACARE: Laszewski: Is Obamacare Unraveling?

OBAMACARE: The Walking Deadbeats

OBAMACARE: ACA taxes certain gym memberships for tanning beds, even if the tanning beds are not used

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Storms, sun, c(lie)mate #4

WINTER: Parts of Louisiana setting records for frozen precipitation

WINTER STORM PAX: No end in sight! Snow set to hit the South AGAIN as big freeze goes on in the North East

Monday, February 10, 2014

2/10 - NEWS LINKS

Over the weekend we woke up to news of President Obama's further evolution on LGBT rights. Apparently President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder have decided that states are simply not moving fast enough on LGBT rights and made a sweeping decision on their own. It must be a heady sensation to hold "the pen."

Same-sex marriage: New protections show how Obama’s position 'evolved'

This Obama-Holder move comes while the Olympic games are underway in Sochi, Russia. This reminded me of something that happened last May, when two eagles fell, entangled in a death grip, and plummeted to the earth in Minnesota. On the same day a picture was at Drudge of Obama and Holder side-by-side in what appears to be a pledge of allegiance.

OF EAGLES AND SCANDALS AND RUSSIA

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A BIBLE PROMISE: Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. --Hebrews 4:16

ABORTION: Obama files brief to force Notre Dame to murder babies

BENGHAZI: GOP Senators send letter to Obama demanding Benghazi explanation after his pre-Super Bowl interview with FOX's Bill O'Reilly

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: 4th banker found dead, this time from self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun

FUKUSHIMA: Canada Newspapers Catch On: Gov’t “profoundly negligent” for not testing — Fukushima ocean plume detected at coast June 2013 — “My good feelings vanished… more I thought… less convinced I became” — Officials must be more forthcoming — “So-called ‘safe levels’… not safe

FUKUSHIMA: ‘Extensive’ plume of Fukushima radiation almost due north of Honolulu in May 2013; Cesium of 8 Bq/m³ found — Japan Musicians: Very important for Hawaii to do tests; “The world should know what’s going on in the Pacific”

FUKUSHIMA: Gov’t experts warn about mass of corium melting deeper than claimed by Japan and Tepco — “Could be eroded more extensively than announced” — ‘Very significant’ differences

FUKUSHIMA: Japan Nuclear Experts: Footage shows ‘major problem’ at Fukushima Unit 1; Cesium release to continue for next 5 decades — Tepco: Even if we knew where it’s broken, how can we stop it? — “Still in the dark” about other 2 units

NEW JERSEY: Bridgegate probe widens, Christie's "chopper" rides now being investigated

NEW JERSEY: GOP Leaders dodge "toxic" Christie in wake of Bridgegate scandal

OBAMA'S IRS: Dems declare war on Inspector General uncovering IRS scandal

OBAMA'S IRS: More than a smidgen: IRS whistleblower's terrifying charges

OBAMACARE: Yet another Obamacare disaster -- the regulations that are hitting restaurants

OBAMACARE: Kaiser Foundation finds ACA not affordable for middle class families

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER: Ice daggers rain down on streets and major transit hub below One World Trade Center after sliding down building's sloped corners

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: News, weather, spaceweather

Friday, February 7, 2014

TIM TEBOW AND THE SUPERBOWL

Israel said willing to give up 90% of West Bank; Palestinians want 97%

Interesting same-day story:

National Park Declared Where David Fought Goliath

The Godfather of newsletter writers, Richard Russell, is warning that the coming collapse will be brutal, and he also accused the US government and the Fed of lying to US citizens. “Old timers remember the terrible Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Now we have the “Dry Bowl” of the 2000s. The West is now suffering from the longest period of no rain and aridity in memory. It's going to drive up the price of all agriculturals."

South Carolina football fan believes God intervened in Sunday's Super Bowl on behalf of Tim Tebow

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A BIBLE PROMISE: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. --Revelation 1:7

CALIFORNIA: Kayakers report ‘radioactive residue from Fukushima’ — Universities testing ocean: Higher levels “should happen soon”

CALIFORNIA: Food Prices Set to Soar Due to California Drought

CALIFORNIA: More on that Fukushima plume headed to southern California



CHICAGO: Issues $100 Million in Bonds to Settle Police Brutality Cases

EARTHQUAKES: Rise in manmade quakes in Oklahoma and Texas have scientists looking for more data

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Albert Edwards: The "Freddie Kruger-Like Nightmare" For Stocks Is Coming, ZeroHedge

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Here Come The Q4 GDP Downward Revisions As December Exports Tumble, Trade Deficit Balloons, ZeroHedge

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: "Emerging market economies are in turmoil as the Federal Reserve and its counterparts around the world look to unwind all the largesse of the past four-plus years. . . . Though economists are almost universally dismissing the impact of these smaller countries on U.S. growth, Wall Street is clearly on its heels after the worst January in years. . . " ZeroHedge

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Exodus away from U.S. dollar on?

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Dismal Jobs Report Sends Stocks Reeling, ZeroHedge

FUKUSHIMA: Professor: “Fukushima spillage affects the life of the world ocean”; Must have very careful control of all Pacific seafood without exception — Gov’t Scientist: “It is a huge question”

OBAMA'S EPA: Bans about 80% of the wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts in the United States; considering fireplaces as well

OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY: ". . . leave the jacket on for now, bro" (cartoon)

OBAMA'S IRS: Attorney Cleta Mitchell tells Congress that DOJ IRS investigation is a SHAM, NON-EXISTENT

OBAMA'S IRS: The IRS Secret Police? Proposed rules seek to curb the free speech of Obama’s political opponents

OBAMA'S IRS: True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht on IRS: 'I Was Targeted Because of My Political Beliefs'

OBAMA'S IRS: Rep. Trey Gowdy responds to Obama's claim that there is not a "smidgen of corruption in IRS"

OBAMACARE: White House claims that those who lost their jobs because of Obamacare are now no longer "trapped in a job"

Thursday, February 6, 2014

THE 'DEATH CURSE' HAS BEEN DELIVERED . . .

will it unfold?

If Americans are not paying attention to the efforts by President Obama and John Kerry to force Israel to give up land "in the name of peace," a group of rabbis in Israel are. In a truly serious move that Obama and Kerry will most likely brush aside in annoyance as the delusional breathings of some religious nuts, several rabbis have pronounced what is called a "death curse" upon John Kerry.

Again, I cannot emphasize how serious this is. Time will tell if I am overly alarmed.

This same group of rabbis pronounced this same death curse upon Ariel Sharon for his role in the Gaza pullout of 2005, a pullout that I have mentioned quite often on this blog as an example of serious judgment upon those who attempt to divide God's land of Israel.

Two months later, Ariel Sharon, suffered a stroke that left him in a coma for 7 years. He died just last month as John Kerry was leaving Israel, after once again, attempting to manipulate the Israelis into giving up the Jordan (Rift) Valley.

The rabbis sent the letter to Kerry on Sunday, February 2, warning Kerry that he faced "divine retribution" if he persisted in his efforts to give land to Israel's enemies. The letter went on to warn:

. . . if Kerry went through with his plans he would win himself "everlasting disgrace in Jewish history for bringing calamity upon the Jewish people," joining the likes of Neo-Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II and Roman emperor Titus.

The rabbis warned Kerry that like these monarchs and Haman, the villain of the Book of Esther, he will suffer divine retribution for his affront to God's chosen people. The letter ends with a quote from Isaiah 9:5 "Conspire a plan and it will be frustrated; talk the talk and it will not be fulfilled, for God is with us."

Rabbis to Kerry: Cease mediation or face divine retribution

The Obama-Kerry plan, so far, appears to require 20 percent of Jews living in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley to give up their homes. This would devastate thousands of Jews economically, not to mention psychologically. Kerry, with the understanding that he makes his statements on behalf of President Obama as well, indicated Israel might face worldwide economic boycotts (beyond what the U.S. could control) if they did not submit to their plan. Kerry made his remarks on February 1, in Munich, Germany, while discussing Israel's future.

Note that the rabbis' letter was delivered to Kerry on February 2, the day after Kerry's remarks in Munich, on February 1, as this is an example of something happening within 24-48 hours after an effort is made by government leaders or their officials to divide Israel."

I have no doubt that John Kerry will take the rabbis' curse no more seriously than did Ariel Sharon.

As the Obama-Kerry plan has doubled down this past year, California has come under a significant drought. John McTernan wrote an excellent post yesterday outlining the time frame for when the ridge of high pressure (4 miles high, 2000 miles long) set up off the coast of California, in December 2012, that is now signficantly contributing to California's worsening drought, and when the Supreme Court agreed to hear California's gay marriage cases. The ridge has been in place for an incredible 13 months!

God's Final Warning to California/America

I would add one other note: John Kerry was nominated on December 21, 2012, to take Hilary Clinton's position as Secretary of State. Again, the same month the critical factors to produce California's drought began to set up offshore of California.

And an extra note before moving on:  As John McTernan notes above he thinks there is a correlation between the time the high pressure ridge set up off California's coast and the Supreme Court agreeing to hear the gay marriage cases in California. As we all know, the Supreme Court, in June 2013, agreed that same-sex marriages cannot be banned because to do so violates the rights of those who advocate to be, as President Obama often says, "free to love who they want."

Yesterday, February 5, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled that religious groups can be banned from counseling individuals who are struggling with same-sex attraction on what the Bible or church teachings are with regard to homosexuality.

Breitbart is reporting, ". . . homosexual activists argue that when counseling is being offered regarding same-sex attraction, it is harmful to the patient and must end. Therefore California passed a law making it illegal for counselors to engage in any speech counseling someone against homosexual behavior. The law does nothing to stop speech on any other type of extramarital sex, such as a young woman trying to save herself for marriage, or a married man in a struggling marriage seeking to stay faithful to his wife, or a young man trying to stop viewing pornography. It singles out this one type of extramarital sexual activity and forbids counseling."

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Religious Liberty on Same-Sex Attraction

Let's be clear about what this law bans -- this law BANS counseling based upon the Bible.

Let's flashback for a moment to August 20, 2013, and New Jersey.

Despite his "concerns about [the] government limiting parental choice on the care and treatment of their own children," Governor Chris Christie signed into a law a ban on ex-gay therapy for minor (sic), thereby committing an outrageous act against both the people of New Jersey and his own Catholic faith.

Buying into the standard gay activist talking points, Christie explained that "on issues of medical treatment for children we must look to experts in the field to determine the relative risks and rewards," because of which he felt this government intrusion into doctor-patient relationships was justified.

New Jersey is now the second state to sign a ban on "sexual orientation change efforts" (SOCE) for those under 18, even with parental consent, following California (surprise!), although the California bill has already been challenged in the courts.

On a practical level, this means that a 17-year-old girl who was raped at the age of 14 and now feels a repulsion towards men and an attraction towards women cannot seek professional help to get to the root of her feelings, even if her parents back her decision.

NJ Gov Chris Christie Signs Dangerous Homosexual Discrimination Bill Into Law

Gov. Christie signed into law a bill that criminalized parents who wished to seek help for their teenagers who might be struggling with same-sex attraction. He declared that such efforts on the part of parents would be harmful, and that he personally did not see homosexuality as a sin.

Now, this rising star in the Republican party, has suddenly endured a PERSONAL firestorm of accusations and scandals, beginning with "Bridgegate."

September 9, David Wildstein, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority, ordered lanes on the nation's busiest bridge to shut down, and they were. Traffic was crippled for four days. The responsibility for just who made that decision has been inching ever closer to Christie, and even if there is never a "smoking" email absolutely incriminating him, his chances for obtaining the GOP's presidential nominee for 2016, are just as clearly inching ever further away.

And this is just ONE of Christie's problems. There are couple more out there at this time, including possible mishandling of funds donated to Super Storm Sandy victims. And on September 12, all 32 seaside businesses located along New Jersey's famous boardwalk were destroyed in a massive fire.

Is it an absolute connection? Probably only God truly knows. But at this blog, we look at the "timing" of events and how they seem to appear as "coincidences."

With that said, California's law criminalizing efforts to tell people who are struggling with same-sex attraction what the Bible says has put California in a dangerous place, if Chris Christie and the law he signed and Bridgegate are truly any indication.

The ridge of high pressure just off California's coast is not the only problem off California's coast -- we also have the effects of the crippled nuclear reactor at Fukushima in Japan. I have linked to dozens and dozens of articles, mostly from ENE News this past year, about the problems that are either approaching California (as in the plume), or already seem to be impacting (such as the possibility that the massive starfish die-off could be related).

ENE News is consistently linking to articles and reports that Fukushima WILL have an impact upon the U.S., particularly in California to begin with, but we are seeing NO public reaction by President Obama or officials within his administration to ANY concerns that are raised by independent groups or watchdogs. If there are radiation monitors deployed to California, or investigations by White House officials, the public has not been made aware of any such efforts.

A report linked to by ENE News on February 4, indicates that kelp beds off of California's coast are registering trace amounts of cesium, which has been identified with certainty to Fukushima.

Scientists say nuclear waste in kelp beds off California coast is from Fukushima

March 13, 2011, I wrote a post, JAPAN AND TWO POSSIBLE PROPHETIC WORDS. One word was from David Wilkerson's book The Vision, in which he saw a massive, devastating earthquake hit the U.S. AFTER a notable earthquake in Japan. I wondered if the 9.1 earthquake that triggered the tsunami that hit Fukushima could be the earthquake Wilkerson saw. The other prophetic word was from evangelist A. A. Allen, who saw the symbol of a "skull," possibly indicating poison, coming to Alaska and then America's northwest and then specifically over to Chicago. Like Wilkerson, he saw the skull AFTER a significant event, in this case, the Statue of Liberty dying in the waters off America's southern coast. Fukushima occurred right after the BP oil disaster, a truly significant event in the Gulf of Mexico. The massive starfish die-off that has been occurring has been happening specifically in Alaska and America's northwest, spreading southward along the coast of California. Scientists in Alaska have been reporting horrible lesions and physical anomalies with seals, polar bears and walruses as well. Efforts are underway to determine if Fukushima is the culprit. A former government official in Japan says that Fukushima is responsible. I've been linking to these articles and reports often in the NEWS LINKS section, usually under ANIMAL DIE-OFFS or FUKUSHIMA.

As for Chicago (President Obama's 'home state' politically), it is clear that there are not starfish colonies between the northwest and Chicago, but Allen's vision indicated that something deadly traveled from that direction over to Chicago and the Great Lakes region. Whether Allen's vision of a skull was merely symbolic of something or truly indicated something physically traveling in the atmosphere in some manner remains to be seen although it is clear that the mass starfish die-off is NOT symbolic -- it is really happening, and scientists have no clear answers as to what is causing it or how to make it stop.

President Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry are coming up against Israel, pushing them, even with threats of economic repercussions (read that as "economic devastation" as Caroline Glick worded it in her opinion piece several days ago), to give up land to Israel's mortal enemies. Now, a group of rabbis have delivered a curse to John Kerry, warning him that divine retribution will come upon him by the Holy God of Israel if he insists on pursuing the path that he and President Obama have determined. These rabbis invoked the remembrance of Haman, who not only died for his role in attempting to destroy the Jews, but also his sons died with him, AND they all died upon the VERY DEVICE HAMAN HAD BUILT FOR THE JEWS.

Esther 7

President Obama should know the story of Esther for March 7, 2012, Benjamin Netanyahu gave Obama a gift -- it was a scroll that contained the story of Esther.

Interesting, for it was March 7, 2009, that David Wilkerson gave his URGENT MESSAGE that the United States was coming under judgment, and a thousand fires were coming to New York City and New Jersey and Connecticut.

I am not certain how this will play out. I do not know how this will unfold nor the time frame. But I do know this -- Ariel Sharon was cursed for his role as the Israeli leader who removed Israelis from Gaza, and he suffered a massive stroke that left him a vegetable for 7 years before his death last month as Kerry was pushing Netanyahu to make the same bold move Sharon did -- remove Israelis from the land of Israel, this time the Jordan (Rift) Valley. George W. Bush has not suffered death, nor a debilitating health catastrophe as Sharon did. The curse was called upon Sharon, not Bush. But I would add that since President Obama has come to office, few of us have forgotten George W. Bush because President Obama won't let us forget him. Whenever and wherever there is an opportunity to blame Bush, slam Bush, shame Bush, castigate Bush, or insult Bush, President Obama will not let the opportunity get away. Bush is one president who has not yet been allowed to retire in peace. Even after five years, President Obama insists that every last problem in America is because of Bush. That has been its own form of curse, I think -- to be unrelentingly taunted and denigrated over and over and over again and again.

Genesis 12:3 cannot be quoted enough -- the Holy God of Israel promised Abraham that He would "bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you." And a group of rabbis felt compelled on Sunday, February 2, 2014, to remind President Obama's Secretary of State John Kerry of that curse. It doesn't matter that Kerry doesn't believe it. The rabbis do. And I do, because Genesis 12:3 is there for a reason.

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NEWS LINKS:

A BIBLE PROMISE: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. --Genesis 12:3

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. --Psalm 121:4

. . . he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. --Zechariah 2:8

ANIMAL DIE-OFFS: Zombie bees in Vermont; "It is seemingly kind of Biblical here," she said. "We're getting every conceivable kind of plague."

CHINA: China's military spending splurges in 2014

DNA MANIPULATION: Human-animal hybrids, disasters in the making

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Fed Rattling Emerging Markets to Keep U.S. Propped Up

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: What Happens Next? . . . the dominoes are falling, ZeroHedge

FUKUSHIMA: 50 Reasons we should fear the worst from Fukushima

GADARENES: Police Shoot Dead a Wild Naked Man With ‘Superhuman Strength’ After He Allegedly Violently Assaulted Countless Victims
(GG note: Reminds me of the account in where the possessed man was naked and had superhuman strength and could not be restrained and was violent. This appears to have started when the man attempted to assault a teenage girl and her brother intervened. The brother described the attacker as "ridiculously strong.") H10N8: China warns of the potential of this strain of flu to become pandemic

LGBT: The Gay Attack on American Values

LGBT: NYC Mayor de Blasio boycotts St. Patty's Day Parade; claims it's not gay enough

LGBT: Billie Jean King pulls out of Olympic delegation due to ill mother

OBAMA'S COMMON CORE: 'devastating education at all levels'

OBAMA'S ECONOMY: Ted Cruz blasts 'Farm bill,' claims it is really a 'Food stamps bill'

OBAMA'S ECONOMY: The Countdown To The Nationalization Of Retirement Savings Has Begun, ZeroHedge

OBAMA'S IRS: IRS planned secret new rules to justify targeting tea party groups two years ago, reveals bombshell email

OBAMA'S IRS: Issa and Jordan To IRS Commissioner: Withdraw IRS Political Speech Rule; claims, “As written, the Administration’s proposed rule will stifle the speech of social welfare organizations and will codify and systemize targeting of organizations whose views are at odds with those of the Administration."

OBAMA'S LAWLESSNESS: "The president thinks the American people will view him as a benevolent leader and not a tyrant for dictating policy."

OBAMACARE: Section 4302 MANDATES that patient MUST identify ethnicity BEFORE being seen by doctor in effort to eliminate "disparities"; refusal to identify will result in refusal to be allowed to see the doctor

OBAMACARE: 'I don't know how President Obama thinks he's helping us.'

OBAMACARE: CBO report notes ACA will reduce incentive to work; White House spins it as "choice"

OBAMCARE: Union leader formerly supportive of Obama meets with Republican leader out of frustration over Obamacare mandates

OBAMACARE: Security nightmare gets worse

OBAMACARE: The ultimate Obamacare broken promises video

OBAMACARE: CBO report notes ACA will kill 2.5 million jobs

OBAMACARE: Some individuals face a "steep subsidy cliff"; earn just $1 more in income and your "affordable health care" payments increase to $20,000 -- and yes, that's per year

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Earthquakes, spaceweather

TARGET: How one HVAC worker may have led to the entire Target data breach
(GG note: Yes! This illustrates how just ONE person can have an profound impact on an entire system.)

WINTER: Snow and ice storm leaves one million without power across the US as many states run out of salt to battle treacherous conditions; Pennsylvania worst hit