We’re Experiencing Parts Unknown
Today, many of us feel as though we’re living in parts unknown, like the Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone. But those of us in Christ know where we’re headed. As you read this week’s news stories that need our prayers, you must keep that in mind.
Tragedy: Two children died just this week from being left in hot cars; nine children have already died this year. 751 children have died due to pediatric vehicular heatstroke since 1998. See http://www.noheatstroke.org/ All of these deaths could have been prevented. On average 37 children die each year from this senseless tragedy.
Brutal; without natural affection: Do you have a loved one in a nursing home? This is not to say that all of them are bad, because there are good ones; however, relatives should visit frequently, arrive at different times – and hidden cameras are a plus. A video surfaced on social media this week showing an 89-year-old man being abused by employees at Autumnwood nursing home in Michigan three months ago. A family member hid a camera in his father’s alarm clock next to the bed and captured the incidents. Autumnwood has an awful reputation, but it’s still in business.
Persecution of Christians: Four Iranian Christians are set to begin ten-year prison sentences. They are accused of “promoting Zionist (Judeo) Christianity” and running house churches.
President Trump ordered U.S. aid agencies to bypass the UN with American aid money intended for Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq. Those were two of the primary groups targeted by ISIS, which came into power while Obama was president.
Anti-Semitism: On Wednesday, the UN will hold an emergency meeting on Gaza called for by Arab states, where a version of a resolution vetoed last week by the US in the Security Council condemning Israel will receive a wider vote. A resolution proposed by Kuwait last month called for an international force to protect Gaza. The resolution made no mention of the evil that Hamas terrorists are causing on the Israel border and the devastation inside Israel with fires raging from flaming kite bombs thrown from the Gaza border
Following a major Spanish city’s vote to boycott Israel, the leader of Spain’s third-largest party called Israel an illegal and criminal country during an interview aired by public television.
Natural disasters: Guatemala suffered its deadliest volcanic eruption in over 100 years last Sunday. Another eruption occurred on Tuesday, and on Friday lava flows caused more evacuations. The two eruptions this week were fast-moving pyroclastic flows with searingly hot clouds of volcanic ash and gases. Over 100 people are known dead, hundreds are missing, and hundreds were injured.
In Hawaii, another volcanic eruption caused a 5.5 quake at the Kilauea summit last Sunday. There were 500 quakes in the summit area in a 24-hour period last weekend — the highest rate ever measured there, and they are continuing with hundreds per day. Since May 4, there have been at least 10,000 earthquakes, most near the volcano summit. Quake activity in the last 30 days has far outpaced its historical monthly average of 1,000. The 6.9 on May 4 was the strongest in over 40 years. On Tuesday, another volcanic explosion triggered yet another 5.5-magnitude earthquake. Lava destroyed hundreds of homes overnight.
The lava continues to enter the ocean. As it marched toward the bay, it vaporized Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake, which was hundreds of feet deep in some places. When lava hit the ocean, it created steam which rose into the air and came back down as freezing rain, causing a winter weather advisory to be issued in the area. Lava has so far destroyed over 600 homes and 5,000 acres of land. Drone footage showed concerning changes within Kilauea’s main summit crater which includes unexplained cracks at the bottom spewing hot steam. An expanding collapsed crater and debris blocking the vent could trigger a massive new explosion.
Yellowstone caldera eruption fears have spiked as the supervolcano’s largest geyser erupted for the eighth time. The eruptions began in March after four years of silence, but scientists say there’s no need for alarm. They claim that a big eruption won’t happen for another thousand years….
Extreme weather: In Texas, severe storms including hail the size of baseballs left a trail of damage on Wednesday. Windows and skylights were shattered, car lights were cracked or smashed, and tree branches were knocked to the ground.
Terrorism: Israel has foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Netanyahu and a Jerusalem mayor.
An Iranian official has admitted that Iran helped facilitate the 9/11 attack in the US by secretly aiding the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City.
Britain’s government said it has foiled 25 Islamist militant plots since June 2013 – 12 of those since March 2017, and it’s currently handling over 500 live operations.
Israel has treated 6,000 Gazans in Israeli hospitals in the last four months alone. Despite this fact, the Gaza terrorists continue their terrorism, including destructive protests every Friday. Firebomb-laden kites flown from Gaza into Israel have caused $1.4m in estimated damages so far.
They’ve destroyed wheat fields and hundreds of acres of one of Israel’s most scenic areas, Israel’s Nature Reserve, home to many species of wildlife. “To think of all the animals burned to death is heartbreaking,” said Rafi Bavian, security officer of the Sdot Negev Regional Council.
Nation against nation: Violence broke out in Portland, Oregon last Sunday as Antifa activists stormed a Patriot Prayer rally, some hurling bottles and fireworks at police. Some were caught with knives and other weapons. Many Antifa activists wore black and covered their faces. One sign read “F— the police.”
Wars and rumors of wars: Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei said this week that Israel is “a malignant cancerous tumor that has to be removed and eradicated.” He said, “It is possible and it will happen.”
Iran announced that it will increase its nuclear capacity – as if they haven’t been secretly working on that already. Thousands of Iranians marched on Friday, commemorating al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day), an annual event protesting Zionism and Israel. There was the usual chanting of “death to Israel” and “death to America,” and burning Israeli and American flags. Yet many in Iran are protesting its Islamic brutal Sharia Law.
Violence and the migrant invasion: In London, 25-year-old Rehan Khan climbed through a window and stabbed his wife Salma and their 11-month-old baby in front of her three other children from a previous marriage, after he found that he faced deportation to Pakistan for previously trying to strangle her. The baby is in critical but stable condition, and Salma is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Salma is originally from Belgium.
In Greece, the mayor of Mytilene, capital of the island of Lesbos, said the people in his city are increasingly concerned about migrants. “Women are afraid to go out of their homes; we keep our children in our houses.” The people of Lesbos had opened their homes to “refugees” from Syria. Now the residents are facing the cruel reality of the uncontrolled mass immigration crisis.
In France, the mayor of Toulon asked for police reinforcements after a worrying outbreak of violence in his city. Shooting incidents are now common in cities like Toulon, Marseille and Nice where gangs fight each other for control of drug trafficking.
In Germany, watch the video where a moment of silence in the German Parliament for 14-year-old girl, who was murdered by an Iraqi Muslim migrant, was disrupted by leftist MPs.
Pestilence: India, which is ignoring the US call for sanctions against Iran, has suffered from continuous and unprecedented calamities over the past two months. The latest threat is the rare and dangerous Nipah virus. It has killed 17 of the 18 victims affected in two districts. The Union Minister of State claimed on Saturday that the virus has been contained, but precautions are still in place.
Apostasy: The Christ at the Checkpoint Conference isn’t something Christ would agree with. The conference began with: “Welcome to the State of Palestine, the only state whose land is still under occupation by another country, the State of Israel,” declared Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in his keynote address on opening night.
Here are some other claims from the supposed Christian leaders at the conference: “Christ at the Checkpoint…[Christ] unable to cross simply because he was a Palestinian…Palestine, the birthplace of Jesus…;” “those who stand with Israel worship Israel instead of God;” and “Jesus is not the only way of salvation.” At the end, they stood for the “Palestinian” anthem which speaks of war against Israel. Read the truth about what is referred to today as Palestine.
Orwellian society: Technology that can be used for good can also be used for evil. The following will come in handy for the Antichrist during the Tribulation to search for those in hiding who refuse his mark of worship: AI, like facial recognition, is already used in China to surveil ethnic minorities. Now, AI-powered surveillance systems are easily available to police departments. Drones are getting the green light for police use, not just for surveillance but also to dispense pepper spray and tear gas.
The Dept. of Homeland Security has announced it intends to compile a comprehensive list of hundreds of thousands of “journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.,” and collect any “information that could be relevant” about them.
Global government agenda: Emmanuel Macron met with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu. Macron said the US embassy move to Jerusalem didn’t promote “peace.” He said the two leaders agreed to set up joint working groups to coordinate efforts regarding the Iran threat, yet Macron did not join in sanctioning Iran. Of the “Palestinian” issue, Macron said he told Netanyahu France’s position – a “long-term solution of two states with Jerusalem as the shared capital.”
Pope Francis further pushed the global government ruse regarding so-called global warming aka climate change this week. He says science and religion must come together for the good of all people. He met with oil executives at an energy summit called “Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home” held at the Vatican.
President Trump left this week’s G7 summit early, just before they were about to discuss their climate change agenda, which he disagrees with. The claim that global warming is caused by humans and cow flatulence is ridiculous. This little 3rd rock from the sun has no bearing on solar activity, which controls climate; and God is in total control. The left-behind world will see what God does with their global government in the Tribulation, yet many still won’t turn to Him.
Another global summit occurred this week. The pope’s powerful purple and scarlet partner, Pietro (Peter) Parolin, participated in the 66th secretive Bilderberg gathering of global elites. This Italian cardinal and Vatican Secretary of State is rumored to be the one who would succeed Francis. Many are questioning why the Vatican would send someone to the Bilderberg conference.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for Europe to step up and dominate global affairs. The claim is that they must fight against Trump’s new world order (because he’s looking out for America). But it’s they who want a “global” new world order.
In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May is either deceived regarding Islam’s Sharia Law or she’s deceiving the public. She insists that discrimination against women is due to “misuse” of Sharia teaching rather than the teaching itself.
Pushback against the globalist agendas: In the US, it must be wake-up time in three California counties where George Soros-backed candidates for district attorney lost to their conservative opponents in midterm elections on Tuesday, handing the “Open Society” billionaire a handful of embarrassing defeats in the most so-called “progressive” state in the US. California Democrats have been denied their supermajority in the state Senate in a key vote that means Senate Democrats won’t hold the two-thirds majority needed to pass tax and fee increases.
In California, parents are accusing a Berkeley County middle school of spending an inordinate amount of time teaching Islamic dogma to students. The Common Core curriculum, which is funded primarily by the Islamic nation of Qatar, is a Muslim-established school curriculum program to indoctrinate children with Islam in public schools, and to dumb down Americans. The leftists in the US contribute to the dumbing down, altering and erasing events in the history books.
Sweden is hopefully waking up. A survey seems to show that the leftist Social Democrat Party is collapsing. Right-wing Sweden Democrats may be on their way to become Sweden’s biggest party during the next election on September 9. That said, Sweden’s foreign minister Margot Wallstrom told “Palestinian” Arabs this week that Sweden will “fight with you and for you.” The Bible tells us that the Jews would return to Israel in the last days to a wasteland; then and only then would it begin to “bloom” again. So how do these “Palestinians” claim to have been here all that time? They weren’t.
German Journalist Anabel Schunke said more and more citizens are waking up and realizing something is totally wrong here. In an interview, she describes effects of migrant crime on Germany’s women.
Austria’s fairly new conservative government plans to close seven “radical” mosques and expel dozens of foreign-funded imams. Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache remarked, “We’re only just getting started.” In reality there is no such thing as either moderate or radical Islam. Islam IS radical. Non-Muslims are considered infidels to be conquered. Do the following samples of Islamic “holy” verses sound like they come from the God of the Bible?
“Take not the Jews and Christians for friends (5:51). Christians are disbelievers (98:5-6) and blasphemers (5:17, 5:73). Jews are cursed by Allah (5:13). Those who believe, and have left their homes and “striven” (jihad-war) with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s way are of much greater worth in Allah’s sight. These are they who are triumphant (9:20). Go forth [into other countries] light-armed heavy-armed (9:41). Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah (8:60). Kill them wherever you find them (2:191).
Italy recently proved it has had enough and voted in an interior minister that has the globalists panicking. “There are not enough homes or jobs for Italians, let alone for half the African continent” said Matteo Salvini, Italy’s new interior minister. He vowed to cut aid money for migrants and deport those who are illegally in the country – “open doors in Italy for the right people and a one-way ticket out for those who come here to make trouble and think we will provide for them.”
One angry migrant went on video to say to Italy’s new interior minister: “Salvini, do you think you can stop our invasion? You think we’re gonna stop raping your women? Do you think so? You’re wrong, you’re wrong. I will continue to take Renzi’s money [Matteo Renzi is the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, belonging to the left]. That way I can buy my stuff. I can buy myself this. That costs a lot. I can afford to buy this. Thanks to Renzi, not you. And thanks to Boldrini who thinks of us, of us migrants. You don’t have to work anymore.”
An estimated 700,000 migrants have arrived in Italy during the past five years. The Island of Sicily has experienced the brunt of it. I know someone who lives in Porto Empedocle who said she’s afraid to leave the house now. When this invasion first began, people in Sicily complained that they would leave their homes to go out, and come back to find migrants having taken them over.
These aren’t just poor refugees fleeing Africa. Just like the supposed Muslim refugees leaving other Middle Eastern countries to come to Western nations, the vast majority are young adult males, resulting in increased violence and rape in Europe. In 2011, Italian prosecutors were alerted by the Nigerian ambassador in Rome that potential Nigerian criminals were coming into Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
In a letter to prosecutors, he said: “Working together, the Cosa Nostra and Nigerian gangs are reshaping the drug and sex trades in one of African refugees’ biggest gateways into Europe.”
Sexual immorality and depravity: Video has surfaced of a Planned Parenthood meeting in which laughter is heard while the participants discuss the gruesome details of abortions they perform. A Planned Parenthood ad on Facebook targeted middle and high school students with this message in support of sex ed in schools: “Sex is hot; bad sex ed is not.”
A billboard in Hollywood, California screams out the warning: “drug-resistant gonorrhea alert!” Sexually transmitted diseases have made an alarming resurgence in the US. 2016 saw a record two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis; this includes 628 cases of congenital syphilis. California stands out with cases of all three STD’s, up 45% in 2017 from five years ago. California liberal leaders choose to deny the real cause and, as we’ve heard, blame racism. A report from France regarding this problem in California blamed not enough sex ed in schools.
San Diego, California public schools’ sex ed program includes graphic descriptions of anal, oral and vaginal sex shown to children 11 and 12 years old. Parents in California aren’t allowed to remove their children from instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
A video on the Activist Mommy website shows how LGBTQ indoctrination has programmed the children. A woman says, “Happy Pride everybody!” Then she and the children discuss gay pride, which she tells them is sexual diversity. She encourages them to say they’re gay allies. They talk about how being gay or transgender is normal as well as gay marriage.
In Georgia, in the Atlanta metro area, an FBI sting on the sex-trafficking trade netted dozens of arrests and the rescue of 160 children forced into sexual servitude, including one as young as 3 years old. Operation Safe Summer was a collaborative effort between the FBI’s Atlanta field office and 38 law enforcement agencies in six metro counties. There were nearly 150 arrests, convictions or sentences.
In Florida, Polk County detectives arrested 11 men during their latest undercover child pornography investigation. Operation Guardians of Innocence II focused on identifying and arresting those involved in possession, promotion, and distribution of child pornography, with images and videos of children being sexually battered. 660 felony charges were filed against the suspects. A former Walt Disney employee, lego builder and Boy Scout parent helper were among the 11 arrested. The investigation will continue and will likely bring more charges.
Minnesota’s St. Paul Public Library is the latest on the growing list of public libraries to host Drag Story Hours for families. To celebrate Gay Pride, it will live-stream its three scheduled events this month and next. Two drag queens will “strut their stuff for over-the-top story hour.”
The mainstream media are all shaming President Trump for not recognizing June as LGBT+ Pride Month. They haven’t figured in the fact that God doesn’t recognize it either.
The largest global AIDS organization joined the LGBTQ community in celebrating the 2018 Gay Pride season through its participation in over two dozen Pride events across the US—in many locations, with its new pink “Lifesaver” buses wrapped with a colorful condom and Pride-themed graphic.
Sao Paulo, Brazil hosts the largest annual Gay Pride Parade celebration, which took place this past Sunday. Although officially a 5-day event, the party starts three weeks before. There’s even a hotel named Pergamon where people can stay.
Over a quarter of a million revelers flooded Tel Aviv in Israel for the biggest ever Gay Pride parade. Men in white underwear, pink bunny ears and black bow ties gyrated through the streets of Israel’s Tel Aviv on Friday along with drag queens and others to loud trance music for the annual Gay Pride Parade — the biggest event of its kind in the region.
In Northern Virginia, police launched investigations into the practices of Minnieland daycare centers after the latest scandal in the DC region of Bristow, Virginia. A longtime assistant teacher, Taylor Boykin, was indicted on charges of sexually molesting at least four 5-year-old children at the center. The charges include aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration and indecent liberties by a custodian. Boykin’s cell phone contained images of unidentified children in various states of undress that appear to have been taken on the playground at the daycare.
An officer urged parents of children who have been at this daycare over the past several years to talk with their children to see if they were also victims. Boykin was left alone with these children, which is against policy. This is the latest scandal against Minnielands in Northern Virginia. In 2010, an employee in Centreville was charged with sexual assault, and in 2013 an employee in Woodbridge was charged with child cruelty.
Speaking of Northern Virginia, look what their taxpayer dollars are paying for in Fairfax Public Schools. In In their 80 required hours of sex ed lessons for children, they will be teaching them that they weren’t born male or female and they should embrace transgender identity. They’ll stop telling students that abstinence is the only 100% effective method to prevent STD’s. They’ll strip parents of their right to opt their children out of an 8th grade lesson on dating and family. And they’ll strip the word “clergy” from the list of trusted adults that students might consult with sexual identity concerns.
Authorities in Arizona say they believe an encampment found in Tucson by a group called Veterans on Patrol had not been used for any type of criminal activity, including human trafficking, but instead appeared to be an abandoned homeless camp. These vets were searching for homeless veterans in need when they came across a camp with an underground bunker and another one under construction. They found trees with wrist restraints, crates, boxes of condoms, and children’s items.
Video shows some of these things (curse words may be included). A photo some miles away from the camp was thought to be a child’s skull, but a forensic expert said it’s an adult skull. One vet said he spoke to people in a homeless camp near this one and was told that was the “Cartel side” which they never entered. Could it have at one time been a homeless camp and then later turned into a drug-smuggling operation with tree restraints used for Cartel prisoners? Hopefully, we’ll find out the truth.
Drug deaths accelerating: According to a CDC study, prescribed and illicit opioid deaths are rising sharply in the US. They’ve nearly doubled since 2009, and have skyrocketed among younger users.
Suicide: In a report that examines trends in suicide at the state level from 1999 to 2016, the CDC says suicide rates have increased in nearly every state. In half the states, the rate rose over 30 percent.
Parts unknown: Food critic and star of the TV show “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain, died of suicide this week. Unfortunately, he was an atheist. Bourdain said, “I am instinctively hostile to any kind of devotion. Certainty is my enemy. You know, I’m all about doubt, questioning one’s self and the nature of reality. Constantly.” He often offered his political opinions. He said he’d poison the food if he were to serve any to Trump. During an episode of his “Parts Unknown” show, he met with Obama in Hanoi, Vietnam for dinner. Obama said of him, “He taught us about food, but more importantly about its ability to bring us together – to make us a little less afraid of the unknown.
Charles Krauthammer, American syndicated columnist, author, and political commentator announced this week that he had just weeks to live. Unfortunately, he too does not know God. He is a critic of intelligent design and wrote several articles in 2005 likening it to “tarted-up creationism.” He’s a Jewish Shinto—one who practices ancestor worship.
It’s too late for Anthony Bourdain, unless he changed his mind before he died. But let us pray for Charles Krauthammer that he would turn to the Only One who can save his eternal soul. While in his first year studying at Harvard Medical School, Krauthammer became permanently paralyzed from the neck down after a diving board accident. If only he would realize that he could have a perfect immortal body in heaven.
The Good News and plan of salvation:
“God made the one who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
“God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).