12 Nov 2018

Strange Coincidences

John Milton, Christian author of the epic poem “Paradise Lost” was a champion of liberty and was devoted to Bible study. He died in 1674 on Thursday, November 8.

Extreme Wind and Weather

In a sad coincidence: On Thursday, November 8, three wind-driven fires began across California: Paradise Camp Fire, Hill Fire, and Woolsey Fire. 300 thousand people have been forced from their homes. The death toll as of this writing has risen to 25 – two in Malibu, and 23 in Paradise which was decimated in a scene described as hellish. The town of over 26,000 had to escape 150-foot flames that moved too fast for some to make it to safety even by car. The roads were jammed, forcing people to leave their cars and run.

Jordan has had yet another disaster. Heavy rains and flooding killed at least twelve people and forced authorities to evacuate over 3,700 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. It may be time for Jordan’s king to reconsider his decision to end a treaty with Israeli farmers. And he should carefully consider not going along with religious and political figures (leftist heathen) in Jerusalem who are urging him  to coordinate with the “Palestinian” president and the UN to obligate Israel to implement resolutions passed by UNESCO regarding the city. (They deny Israeli history in Jerusalem.)

Coincidentally, Petra (in Bozrah, Jordan) is where it is believed a remnant of Israelis will flee to when the Antichrist’s army goes after them. There is only one narrow way to enter Petra. There they will be Divinely protected until Jesus returns. (See Micah 2:12, Isaiah 63:1-6, and Matthew 24:15-16.)

The recent heavy rain and gales that lashed Italy, killed at least 29 people, and destroyed 14 million trees caused the association of Italian agricultural companies to state, “We’ll need at least a century to return to normality.”

In Brazil, rescuers are searching for survivors from a landslide that killed 10 people in Rio de Janeiro following two days of heavy downpours.

Abounding Lawlessness

In California, the night before a devastating fire affected Thousand Oaks, 28-year-old former Marine Ian David Long killed 12 people in a Thousand Oaks bar, including a sheriff’s deputy who responded. Long then killed himself.

Long had posted on social media: “It’s too bad I won’t get to see all the illogical and pathetic reasons people will put in my mouth as to why I did it. Fact is I had no reason to do it, and I just thought… f***it, life is boring so why not? I hope people call me insane… (two smiley face emoji) wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah… I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’… or ‘keep you in my thoughts’… every time… and wonder why these keep happening… (two more smiley face emoji).”

Conveniently, the liberal MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and his guest, California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier, echoed the shooter’s words. Both suggested that people who offer thoughts and prayers to the victims of shootings don’t actually care about the victims – that offering thoughts and prayers should be outlawed. Speier added that the victims “don’t give a bloody you-know-what” about moments of silence and thoughts and prayers. (And they call us hateful bigots?) By the way, California has strict gun laws. And under federal law, felons, domestic abusers and the mentally ill are “prohibited possessors.” But those intent on doing harm to others will always find a way, leaving the innocent helpless.

Some people in Thousand Oaks aren’t buying the liberal Democrat rhetoric anymore. Fearful residents headed to the only gun store, having decided it’s time to buy a gun for safety reasons. Simone, 35, is a single father who previously vowed never to have a gun in his home but has now changed his mind. His teenage son, Ethan, chimed in with his opinion on gun control: “No matter how hard they make it to get a gun, they’re going to get one,” he said. “I’m a kid and I don’t know anything but I know that.”

Coincidentally, Long was the victim of an attack at a bar earlier this year. The real problem is a spiritual one. We are living in perilous times where lawlessness abounds and evildoers wax worse and worse (2 Timothy 3; Matthew 24).

They use knives too: In London, a 34-year-old father of three, Daniel Frederick, was stabbed in the back seven times as he was returning to his home after work. Police believe he was targeted in a case of mistaken identity, but the assault is part of a violent crime trend—knife attacks.

They use acid too: In France, police officers in Essone were attacked by several masked youths and were sprayed with acid on Halloween, as gangs wreaked havoc across France following a call to riot posted on social media.

According to a just-released 2018 DEA Report, Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations pose the ‘greatest criminal drug threat to the US.’

Pharma billionaire John Kapoor has been arrested on charges of bribing doctors to prescribe large numbers of opioid painkillers. Kapoor’s arrest comes nearly a year after former Insys CEO Michael Babich and five other onetime executives were arrested as part of an alleged “nationwide conspiracy.”


Japan has long battled one of the world’s highest suicide rates due to work and social pressures, etc. A study shows that suicides among middle-aged men spike on Monday mornings before they go to work. Child suicides are the highest they’ve been in over three decades, with most occurring in high-school-aged children. Part of the problem is the tolerance of suicide in Japan.


In Los Angeles in early October, the city was experiencing an outbreak of typhus, associated with fleas from rats, with 20 cases reported. One month later, the number of recorded cases is over 100. The police station near Skid Row has been fumigated repeatedly since August but officers say the flea problem remains serious. Also, the repeated fumigations are making them ill.

The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Congo is being called the worst in the country’s history. Almost 200 people have died since August with over 300 confirmed or probable cases. The CDC is warning international public health officials to consider that the latest outbreak “may not be containable” and will become entrenched. In that scenario, there would be a sustained and unpredictable spread of Ebola, with major implications for travel. In two of Congo’s eastern provinces, War and Plague (Ebola) combine to seed conditions for a breakout epidemic.

Hatred of Christianity

In Africa in Cameroon, armed assailants kidnapped 79 students plus staff members from a Presbyterian school.

In Alberta, Canada, Christian schools were told they’d be forced to establish Gay Straight Alliance clubs, remove a statement declaring allegiance to “The unchangeable and infallible Word of God,” and the statement “We believe men and women were created in the image of God, after his likeness, and therefore have transcendent, intrinsic worth.”  To schools unwilling to implement changes, the government could remove funding or deny accreditation. (But it’s okay to teach children we come from apes).

In Ontario, Canada, Levi and Amanda denBok applied with Children’s Aid Services to adopt a child.  They were asked if they believe the Bible is true, and their answer was yes. They were informed via letter that their religious beliefs disqualified them.

In Anchorage, Alaska, the government is twisting the law to target a Christian women’s homeless shelter that houses physically and sexually abused women, putting the future of the ministry at risk. It began when a man identifying as a woman wanted to go to the women’s shelter. He was drunk and injured, so the center paid for a cab to send him to the hospital. Now they’re accused of discrimination.

Hatred of Jews

Nation of Islam leader and rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan led chants of “Death to America” last week during a trip to support Iran. Farrakhan has been in the headlines lately for referring to Jews as termites and for his ties to several prominent Democrats.

James Polite, who was charged with vandalizing a historic New York City synagogue days after the synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, has been identified as a former campaign worker for Barack Obama. Police believe he is also responsible for setting trash fires around local synagogues.

In New York, there have been 142 crimes committed so far this year that were motivated by bias against Jews.

Franklin Foer, a Jewish staff writer at the liberal Atlantic, wants the 25% to 30% of American Jews who voted for Trump and intended to vote Republican in the midterms to be ostracized because he claims they’re dangerous. That’s basically declaring war against Israeli Jews, 75% of whom consider President Trump a friend to Israel.

In France, anti-Semitic acts rose by 69% in the first nine months of 2018.

90% of British Jews believe the Labour Party is ‎anti-Semitic, and 40% are considering leaving the UK due to the spike in anti-Semitism.‎

Senior Catholic clergy in Israel called for Israel to rescind its law passed in July that declares the country to be the Jewish homeland.

In the wake of the synagogue shooting last week in Pittsburgh, activists from several mainline Protestant churches came under fire for promoting anti-Semitism in their churches. The worst offenders are usually activists affiliated with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) and United Church of Christ (UCC). But this year, the United Methodist Church took on a leading role by hosting the controversial, leftist “Christ at the Checkpoint Conference” (where you won’t find Christ). The political goal of the conference was to “flip American Christian support for Israel to the so-called Palestinians.”


Speaking of leftist so-called Christians. From PNW, “Had we followed the advice of [so-called] “progressive Christian” leaders: 1) there would be almost no chance of overturning Roe v. Wade for another generation; 2) our religious freedoms would continue to evaporate; 3) our children would be forced to endure an increasingly aggressive LGBT agenda in their schools; 4) there would be less and less pushback to the intimidating, silencing tactics of the left. (This is just a short list of the most obvious concerns.) It’s ironic that ‘progressive’ Christians blast evangelicals who voted for Trump, calling us hypocrites. Yet they support pro-abortion candidates, they support radical LGBT activism, and they often stand against Israel.”

As has been the custom for the past 50 years, Roman Catholics worldwide who pray at a cemetery between Nov. 1-8—and follow other requirements—are being offered a plenary indulgence to free their loved one from Purgatory and send their soul to Heaven. The practice is unbiblical for a number of reasons. “Purgatory is a travesty on the justice of God and a disgraceful fabrication that robs Christ Jesus of His glory and honor,” said Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries. “He alone satisfied divine justice, once and for all, by the perfect and finished sacrifice of Himself.”

People will be lovers of self

Due to the left opening Pandora’s Box, the insanity just keeps coming as one thing leads to another. In the Netherlands, 69-year-old Dutch life coach Emile Ratelband, who specializes in “self-awareness” training, is trying to legally lower his age by 20 years so he can identify as age 49. He said, “I feel much younger than my age; I am a young god; I can have all the girls I want but not after I tell them that I am 69.”

Days of Noah and Lot Returned

First, one bit of good news. People who have left the LGBTQ lifestyle and turned to Jesus took part in a freedom march in Los Angeles on November 4 to let people know it’s possible through Christ to leave this lifestyle.

Reverend Nadia Bolz-Weber of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) heads a congregation composed of many LGBT members and which features a “Minister of Fabulousness.” Their website released an interview with the female pastor in which she shared some of her pro-LGBT and pro-pornography opinions. She said it’s okay to look at porn, especially if it’s ‘ethically sourced.’

Pornhub’s viewing numbers varied during the midterm elections on Tuesday. The count for the morning was up, which is unusual. It seems the porn watchers needed to get their fix early since they’d be watching the election coverage later.

In Oakland, California, The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) submitted evidence that Planned Parenthood and partners doctored records about their revenues (income) from aborted baby body parts and lied to Congress about them.

Conservative author and activist Star Parker, founder of CURE (Center for Urban Renewal and Education) said that because of its support for abortion on demand, including in the ninth month of pregnancy, the Democratic Party is “evil” and is “the party of Anti-Christ.”

The Catholic Church is suffering an extremely serious crisis – not just because several bishops have proven themselves feckless cowards who cover up for sexual predators – but also because the clerics have lost their ability to condemn objective evil. The latest example of this abomination was provided by Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins, who cautioned believers not to castigate sexual predators like (the powerful left-wing) former D.C. Cardinal McCarrick as “monsters.”

Catholic priests who have molested children repeatedly over many decades have gotten by with it because their bishop leaders and all the way to the top in the Vatican have covered up their crimes. In America alone, 130 bishops (nearly one third of those still living) are implicated in a cover-up to protect pedophile priests. Some of these same bishops have also been accused of committing sexual abuse.

All that evil needs to triumph is for good people to do nothing. Dave Hodges mentions two psychological phenomena which seem to prevent good people from doing anything in the face of abject evil: bystander apathy and cognitive dissonance. Listen to the short video at this link that explains these two phenomena.


In Australia, a Muslim man set a car on fire and stabbed three people – killing one before being fatally shot by police. Authorities are now treating the attack as a terror-related. The suspect is of Somali origin and is known to local police and federal intelligence. ISIS proudly claimed that one of its “fighters” was behind the attack.

In Egypt, its security forces claim to have killed 19 Muslim jihadists in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of killing seven Catholics in an attack on pilgrims traveling to a desert monastery.

In Iraq, over 200 mass graves holding 12,000+ bodies so far have been found in areas that were once controlled by ISIS.

Islamization of the Nations

In Dearborn, Michigan’s 13th congressional district, Democrat Muslim Rashida Tlaib danced with a “Palestinian” flag at her victory party.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) claims to be a civil rights group when in reality it’s Hamas in the US; and the mainstream media gladly cooperates in its promotion and propaganda.

Researchers say there has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having. Nearly half of countries now face a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. This trend does not apply to Muslim countries (as the chart shows) where women have 5 to 7 children each.

Nation Against Nation

In a video posted on the Black Panther Party’s Facebook page, members are seen marching in Atlanta in support of Democrat Stacey Abrams campaign for governor. As they marched, the Black Panthers carried assault rifles and continually shouted slogans such as “black power.” Stacey Abrams has refused to accept her loss in the state’s gubernatorial race.

In South Africa, the Youth Employment Service (“YES”) government job website claims to help South Africans who have been unemployed for over six months, but White South Africans are excluded.

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39: An Israeli cabinet minister warns that if the Syrians use their recently supplied advanced Russian air defense missiles to bring down Israeli planes over Israeli territory, the launchers would be targeted — even if that means endangering Russian military specialists at the launch sites. Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin called it a “big mistake” for Russia to supply its ally Syria with the S-300 missile system, because the advanced missiles, which are considered a significant threat to Israeli air power in the area, “might lead to destabilization of the situation.”

According to a new report from the US Dept. of Defense, Iranian forces in Syria are presenting an increasing threat to the US and in Iraq.

Kings of the East

China is unleashing stealth drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles onto world markets, adding to a fleet already used in combat in the Middle East. China offers drones at lower prices to get their business. The US has plenty of lethal drones, but has had restrictions on exporting them due to concern that the technology could be copied or used against its own troops.

When they shall say peace and safety

History has shown that appeasement has never worked, and it never will! Egypt is trying to push Israel into accepting one of the worst deals it has ever been offered in a so-called truce plan. Hamas’ new demand on Israel is a “cash for calm” exchange, where Israel basically pays Muslim terrorists to not fire rockets and riot on the border. That money would just be used to further Hamas plan to destroy Israel.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi affirmed that its “peace agreement with Israel is stable and permanent” and said most Egyptians support the nearly 40-year-old treaty.

The Temple Mount and other goings on in Israel

The Temple Mount has been the scene of several strange phenomena recently: large sections of the ancient stones suddenly falling away, an inexplicable mist that surrounded the Dome of the Rock, a snake crawling out from between the rocks, and now, a sinkhole has appeared adjacent to the Gate of Mercy. Rabbis are wondering if this is due to illegal Waqf construction or a prophetic awakening.

A red heifer born in Israel, fish in the Dead Sea, and a snake at the Western Wall have many wondering if the Apocalypse is approaching.

In Israel, the Sanhedrin is urging candidates for Jerusalem mayor to prepare for the Third Temple. Its letter stated, “With God’s merciful approval, one of you will be chosen as head of the city; may it be built and made ready for its ultimate purpose.”

In a new prophetic sign of growing ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman hosted a delegation of Evangelical Christians led by prominent pro-Israel advocate Joel Rosenberg.

Push for the prophesied one-world religion

In Belgium this Sunday, a large Catholic cathedral will broadcast the Islamic call to prayer and play the Jewish Kaddish in a “universal call for peace, justice and humanity for everybody.” Sounds all kumbaya to those who don’t read or teach the Bible. But it’s really part of the end-times push for a one-world religion prophesied to be the case during the Tribulation. God does not approve.

Push for a Global Government and Global Army

Emmanuel Macron’s push to bring together a core 10-nation coalition of the willing was finally launched Wednesday with Finland becoming the 10th country to join.

Earlier this year he suggested creating an “Islam of France” as a way to address tensions in the country.

Surveillance Society

Chinese authorities have begun using a new surveillance tool called “gait recognition,” which identifies people by their body shape and how they walk, even if their face is hidden from cameras.

In New Hampshire, an Amazon Echo device could play a role in a double-homicide case in Farmington. A judge has ordered Amazon to turn over recordings that might have been captured by an Echo smart speaker in the Farmington house where two women were stabbed to death.

Science fiction has become a reality in these prophesied end-times of increased knowledge. First-ever robotic police officers have been deployed in China, Dubai and Hyderabad in India.

Statistics Canada accessed the financial transaction data and personal information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge or consent.

Beast Technology

In Sweden, thousands of people have reportedly had chips implanted in their bodies to make it easier to conduct daily business. A company called Biohax has already “installed” about 4,000 chips in customers, inserted just below the thumb. As this way of thinking becomes more and more the norm, it will be easier to get the left behind to take the mark of the Antichrist when the time comes.

Leftist Traitors and Their Global Agenda

A popular far-left Antifa website, It’s Going Down, often linked to/used as a source by mainstream outlets like the liberal Daily Beast, is urging its readers to cut through border fences in order to assist the migrant caravans heading to the US border.

The official organizer of the caravans, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, appears to be a lone organization; however, the group is run by La Familia Latina Unida which in turn is overseen by Centro Sin Fronteras which is backed by the Soros financed National Immigration Forum.

Border Patrol agents apprehended an average of almost 1,100 illegal migrants along the U.S-Mexico Border every day this fiscal year which ended in September. Last month, the number rose to almost 1,400.

The Bosnian-Croatian border is under continuous attacks by an armed mob of over 20,000 migrants (95% male) from Muslim countries. Their goal is to get to Germany or a Scandinavian country. A policeman has already been stabbed.

The UN and EU are providing Islamic and African migrants with prepaid debit cards to fund their trip to and through Europe.

From Canada Free Press (summary): President Trump has to make his way waist-high through a vile and treacherous swamp. Liberal politicians directly and indirectly push for his assassination, a plethora of hate-spewers in the Entertainment industry keep openly wishing him dead; ‘comedians’ have sent pictures of his severed head viral; witches and wizards continue to cast hexes on him, and the New York Times posted a fictional Trump assassination story. So it takes courage for him to appear at public venues for rallies where the risk of being targeted runs high”. – source

Voting Democrat is voting against God and our freedoms in the US, even our survival as a nation. The day after the election, an Antifa mob showed up at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, shouting, “Tucker Carlson we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!” The leftists were also chanting, “No borders! No walls! No USA at all!” The group left minutes after the police arrived — and no arrests were made. This group vows that it’s just the beginning. An Antifa-affiliated Twitter account published Carlson’s home address and address of his brother Buckley – along with the addresses of Ann Coulter, Daily Caller’s Neil Patel, and Sean Hannity.

From an African-American writer and Reverend, Jesse Peterson: “The Democrat Party is evil. They are worse today than ever before – worse than during slavery, Jim Crow, lynch mobs, or the heyday of the KKK.”

Two days before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, it was revealed that Georgia is investigating the state’s Democrat Party for allegedly attempting to hack the voting system.

Three statewide races in Florida are headed to a recount, and all depend on results from a county whose supervisor of elections, Brenda Snipes, has a history of losing ballots and breaking laws by allowing illegal immigrants and felons to vote, as well as illegally destroying ballots.

Another Kavanaugh accuser, Judy Munro-Leighton, has admitted to fabricating her rape story.

British journalist and anti-Brexit Carole Cadwalladr denies being a paid Soros pawn, yet in a recent tweet she promotes the Open Democracy which Soros funds, besides other leftists.

Democrats say they’ll pass the most aggressive gun-control legislation in decades when they become the House majority in January.

In California, a federal grand jury has indicted Kishore Kumar Kavuru, a supposed “staffing specialist” for technology firms, for an alleged scheme to illegally bring in foreign workers to Silicon Valley over the past decade.

Obama praised Americans for electing leaders that reflect the growing diversity of the nation, and said he is optimistic that the country will “return to… honesty, decency, compromise, and standing up for one another.” ???? He emphasized that “the change we need won’t come from one election alone, but it is a start.” The change he wants is a takedown of the US, and his ridiculous claim of Democrat wins as a return to honesty, decency and compromise, etc., would be laughable…only it’s not funny.

We see the converged signs all around us that tell us Jesus is soon to intervene. In the twinkling of an eye, He will catch up His own to heaven with Him. Then after the 7-year Tribulation, He will return to rule and reign over the earth. Only then will there be a return to honesty and decency.