Pride Goeth Before Destruction and a Haughty Spirit Before a Fall”
“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished” (Proverbs 16:5).
Strange Space Weather
Nasa identified an ominous-looking hole in the clouds of Jupiter and admitted it can’t explain why the strange dark spot dubbed “The Abyss” has appeared. The Abyss appears to be at the center of a vortex, surrounded by a complex of meandering clouds and other swirling storm systems. Since dark features on Jupiter’s atmosphere tend to run deeper than light features, the Abyss may really be the deep hole that it appears.
Extreme Earth Weather
Rounds of downpours and severe storms will renew the flood threat in the south-central US into next week. Severe flooding persisted this week as waters continued to rise in the southeastern United States. The flooding forced hundreds from their homes, caused travel disruptions and damaged property early this week. Three people died in North Carolina.
The Mississippi River was expected to crest on Saturday, but experts predict the mighty river will now keep rising through Monday, 16 feet above flood stage. Hundreds of barges carrying cargo up and down the water artery have been stalled, and railway and highway shutdowns have affected farmers in the Midwest.
San Francisco was hotter than Vegas in the early part of the week as it shattered its high temperature record amid an extreme heat wave. Other western US states also sweltered this week under an unusually intense June heat wave, with temperatures nearing or breaking record highs.
Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days, which triggered floods.
In China, as many as 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central parts of the country this week.
In Slovenia, unprecedented hail the size of oranges caused serious damage.
In southern Germany, exceptionally intense hailstorms with hailstones larger than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) hit on June 10, leaving several people injured. Hail the size of golf and tennis balls damaged numerous cars, boats and homes in the state of Bavaria, including its capital Munich.
Tropical Cyclone Vayu took a sharp turn to the west, sparing the western Indian state of Gujarat from a direct hit from the strongest cyclone to threaten the region in 20 years. Vayu remains a very severe cyclonic storm with strength equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.
As the US Southwest is drying out, the threat for wildfires is ramping up and will do so through July, possibly into August. Wildfires have already been sparking across the country this past week, with blazes in California, Alaska, and parts of Arizona. The US Forest Service and Interior Department officials warn that the upcoming wildfire season could even be worse than last year.
Earthquakes in Diverse Places
A rare earthquake shook up northeast Ohio on Monday with a 4.0 magnitude.
A 3.4 earthquake occurred in Pennsylvania on Wednesday that was odd and new. The epicenter of the quake was in Juniata County, and there has never been an earthquake in that area before, nor are there any fault lines.
Last Days Return to Days of Noah and Lot
JUST IN TIME FOR “PRIDE” WEEK, My Little Pony Goes Gay. In an episode titled “The Last Crusade,” the lesbian Little Pony couple, guardians of little pony Scootaloo, will be introduced in the US (already aired in Europe).
The Cartoon Network tweeted the celebration of “pride” month: “We want to wish everyone a HAPPY PRIDE and encourage all of our LGBTQ+ fans to stand proud all year long!” The network, which is owned by Warner Bros., tweeted along with emojis representing a rainbow flag, a heart, and a unicorn. The tweet also included a picture of characters from its popular show Powerpuff Girls and the hashtags #pride, #happypride, #powerpuffyourself, #pridemonth, and #powerpuffgirls. However, Twitter is not the only place where Cartoon Network is promoting LGBTQ pride. Cartoon Network is also doing so through its online store and some of its cartoon characters. My Little Pony is just one example. You can sign the petition, voicing your disapproval at this link.
In Iowa, photos and video taken at Ames Public Library show children giving money to drag queens as they perform on stage. The event was billed as a “free, family-friendly evening of music and dance by local professional and amateur drag performers.” This was followed by a “teens only” show featuring “sparkles, costumes, free snacks, and mingling!” This is the fourth time the library has held this event.
A venue called the Friendly House played host to a child-centric drag queen show in Portland, Oregon, featuring 10-year-old drag kid Sparkle Lynn More. It was also promoted on MensGo.com as a gay audience event. Street videographer Brandon Farley attended the event and posted video of the entire thing on his YouTube channel.
HBO, in its constant quest to jettison traditional norms of dignity, is presenting a new series aimed at teens that features graphic nudity. “Euphoria,” starring Zendaya, who first came to prominence on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up,” features an actor using a prosthetic penis to commit a rape as well as a scene in which roughly 30 young men are shown fully nude. There’s a sex scene between teens involving choking, and also… well, I just can’t even say it.
Teen Vogue is now advising minors on how to obtain an abortion without parent permission. This is only the latest in a series of Teen Vogue articles that shills for abortion. In 2017, it had published 63 abortion-positive articles by the end of February. Later that year, it pushed an anal sex tutorial.
In Vermont, a new rule proposed will allow children and teens who claim to be transgender and are covered by Medicaid to begin sex reassignment surgeries with parental consent at younger ages.
2020 Dem presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s LGBTQ plan includes forcing schools to let male athletes who identify as female compete in girls’ sports.
Just heard about this that came out a while back: Khan Academy is a video training company that serves home school, private school and public school students. It is aligned with the Common Core (Commie Core) agenda to destroy this nation. It has been quietly infusing its subject matter with pro-LGBT content that attempts to influence children to embrace the LGBT lifestyle. No doubt it’s indoctrinating children with leftist views on everything.
A British think tank is proposing not prosecuting pedophiles for viewing child porn, saying there are too many sex offenders for courts to keep up. They’re advocating for first time offenders taking classes for “education, prevention and rehabilitation.” The UK investigates about 1,000 cases of pedophiles viewing child abuse images each month. Last year there was also a record 159,740 rapes and sex attacks reported, up from 52,166 in 2008. Peter Saunders, from the National Association of People Abused in Childhood highly disagrees with the suggestions. “Why would we consider not prosecuting some of the vilest criminals in society just because we can’t cope with the numbers?” “In April, police let off over 1,000 perverts with just a slap on the wrist.”
The Trump Administration denied requests from several countries to fly the LGBTQ flag on their flagpoles in concert with the American flag during “pride month.” Some rebelled and said they’ll do so anyway; others found ways to get around it. The US embassy in Seoul, Korea, was pictured with a rainbow pride flag using seven colors instead of six. Will that be the next step? Taking over all of God’s seven colors of the rainbow?
“Pride” Events are going on worldwide this month, but It especially hurts to see them in God’s holy land. The US embassy branch office in Tel Aviv, Israel, is decorated all over the place for its Pride parade on June 16. Tel Aviv has a week-long series of LGBT Pride events every year in mid-June. And huge crowds attend (nearly a quarter of a million). There is even something called a “Slut Walk.” But Israel is a secular nation for the most part. However, that will change during “the time of Jacob’s trouble” aka the Tribulation.
The Trump Department of Justice arrested nearly 1,700 suspected child predators in “Operation Broken Heart.”
In New York, a new bill introduced to state lawmakers Monday seeks to fully legalize sex work and eliminate prior criminal records related to most sex work charges. If passed, it would make New York the first state to fully decriminalize sex work.
Ecuador’s highest court has approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic country.
Devaluing Human Life
A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Trump administration must help pregnant illegal immigrants get abortions, and overturned a pro-life policy preventing the facilitation (promotion) of abortions.
Sophie Lewis, a radical feminist author, appeared in a recently posted video, saying, “We’re facing a really terrible attack on abortion… and I’m interested in winning radically.” She said, “Abortion is… a form of killing that we need to be able to defend.” She continued, basically saying abortion is acceptable violence because the baby is violent against the woman.
Top executives of over 180 companies signed a letter that says restricting access to abortion keeps women from being successful in business.
In Michigan, the manager of Yale Hotel, Shelley O’Brien, is offering several nights free lodging and transportation to and from abortion appointments.
Good news: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas signed a bill into law that bans local governments from funding abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.
Good news: In Connecticut, pro-life activists say the fact that a bill intended to place faith-based pregnancy care centers under the thumb of the state attorney general died in the State Senate this week is miraculous. Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute, said the “Anti-Pregnancy Center” bill (HB 7070) “was defeated after pro-lifers rose up in deep blue Connecticut and fought back.” “The first thing to say about this is Thank you, God! And I say that not just because it’s always the right thing to say but because there is no earthly reason why 2019 should have been the great year for FIC and our allies that it has turned out to be,” since pro-abortion advocates won the last election.
Former Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead last Friday after a call came in about shots fired, making him the second GOP state senator to be found shot to death in two days. Former Arkansas Republican State Senator, Linda Collins-Smith, was shot and killed in her home, and had been dead for some days. She was working with a DHS insider to expose the missing $27 million dollars from DHS/Child Protective Services.
Just heard about this Hillsong Alpha conference 2019: “Hillsong Church is a hotbed for heresy–a celebrity-minded prosperity gospel Sunday morning entertainment venue where you can go to have your week’s fill of self-adulation with — by any discernible standard — no Biblical teaching or exhortation.” Openly homosexual worship leaders, defenders of abortion, and this year a Catholic mass at their Alpha Conference. They seek to unite all faiths under one umbrella. One-world religion, anyone?
Hatred of Christianity
The Freedom From Religion Foundation complained that high school football coaches in Chatom, Alabama, were doing “illegal” activities last month when they oversaw 18 football players get baptized near the field.
California “progressives” are trying to prevent the Christian-owned Chick-Fil-A from opening in a San Francisco suburb.
In California, a Christian boarding school run by Teen Rescue faces the possibility of closing after it was raided by state investigators. River View Christian Academy serves to help troubled teens from across the US. But a law now requires many alternative boarding schools in the state to attain Community Care Licensing. To maintain that licensing, the school wouldn’t be able to uphold Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality. The state requires licensed facilities to allow students to have the right to engage in spiritual and sexual exploration. Additionally, the law does not allow for religious exemptions.
Hatred of God’s Covenant People, the Jews
Pete Buttigieg, Dem candidate in the presidential election, promises to revive the (already proven worthless) Iran Nuclear Deal, promises to cut military aid to Israel (go against God), and warned Netanyahu against fulfilling his campaign promise to annex parts of Judea and Samaria (land God gave to Israel). Other Dem candidates that support reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal are Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, and Julián Castro. Other Dem contenders are expected to do likewise, including Joe Biden.
Armed guards, safety assessments and now even a “Tactical Rabbi” to train volunteers on the use of weapons — such is the reality today at synagogues in the US facing mounting anti-Semitic attacks.
A conference in Jerusalem addressed the recent spike of Jew hatred in the US. David Hazony, executive director of the Israel Innovation Fund, said, “What you are seeing on [North American college] campuses is only a thin slice of the anti-Semitic beast that has emerged in our public life around the world in the last six months, in the last year.” “All of a sudden, New York Times’ editorial-page cartoons… columns… valedictory addresses, commencement speeches, congressional convocations, politicians… synagogues being shot up… torched. All of a sudden, what we thought had…gone away, has come roaring back.”
The United States Senate on Thursday night passed two resolutions against antisemitism,
Islamization of the Nations
In Brooklyn, New York, a resident posted a Facebook live video documenting how the Islamic call to prayer was being broadcast to a 20-block radius by a local mosque. “I am in downtown Brooklyn, but I swear it’s Saudi Arabia; y’all hear that?” he asks. “No God but Allah; Mohammad is his messenger” broadcast.
Watch this video from Nigeria. A Christian pastor pleads for help as Muslims are slaughtering innocent people and burning their houses.
Just hearing about this one: Near Toronto in Richmond Hill, police on May 9 were made aware of a suspect being investigated by both the US Customs and Border Protection service and the Canadian Border Services Agency. The next day, officers executed a search warrant and found explosives and a detonator. A father and son were arrested: Mahyar and Reza Mohammadiasl.
Plague of Spiders in Illinois: Residents were saying they’d never seen anything like it. Baby spiders floating through the air and landing on cars and other objects in several cities. Coincidentally…or not, Illinois just passed an abortion law even worse than New York’s. Their governor said, “Illinois is a beacon of hope in the heart of this nation. We proudly proclaim that we trust women.” Hmm… I wonder how many of those spiders were black widows…
An ICE official said that of the quarantined illegals, approximately 80% (4,200) were exposed to mumps, 800 were exposed to chicken pox, and around 100 migrants were exposed to both. They will be quarantined for 25 days.
On the Italian island of Sardinia, an invasion of millions of locusts has so far destroyed over 2,000 hectares of farmland (5,000 acres), destroying crops as well as hay and grassland for livestock. On the mainland, Northern Italy has also battled a plague of brown marmorated stink bugs, which destroyed swathes of fruit trees.
A near-record ‘dead zone’ (oxygen-starved water) is forecast off the US Gulf Coast for this summer, threatening sea life.
Uganda’s first case of Ebola has been confirmed, stemming from a massive outbreak that has been raging across the border in the Congo since August of 2018.
Teens Doing Crazy Things
In Michigan, a 13-year-old did the Fire Challenge at her home after seeing it online. Thankfully, her mother heard her screams and put out the flames. She was rushed to a hospital for burns to several limbs of her body including to her entire back. She spent two months bed- bound in a hospital in a body suit of bandages, and now she is warning other teens not to do this.
Police in San Luis, Arizona arrested three students at summer school for having over 3,000 potentially deadly pills. “Even half a fentanyl can kill someone,” said Lieutenant Marco Santana. Authorities identified Noemi Hernandez Madrigal and Alexandra Hernandez as the two female students involved. They will be tried as adults. The third student is not identified because he will be tried as a minor.
Security experts are concerned by Silicon Valley’s push for ‘vote by phone’ elections. If the Democrat Left is promoting a new way to cast ballots, you can be certain it’s because they believe they can use it to cheat.
The far-left CNN’s ratings death spiral marched into last week as the fake news network lost one-third of its primetime audience and a breathtaking 55% of its demo viewers. But that doesn’t stop them from their teeth-gnashing leftist agenda. Wonder who’s footing the bills? I’m sure we know.
Socialism Goes Against God’s Plan, and it Never Works
In socialist Venezuela, an overcrowded morgue asked families to take relatives’ bodies home or they’ll be buried in a communal, unmarked grave. Violence is prevalent, and bodies are stacked up, rotting and bursting due to power cuts. 20 years of socialist rule has transformed a thriving economy into one of the poorest countries in the world. In recent months, blackouts have crippled the country’s ability to function, with schools, hospitals, and other essential public services forced to close due to inability to keep lights on. People are hungry, and millions have fled. Thousands rushed to cross into Peru before June 15 when tougher migration laws take effect.
California is moving closer than ever to offering free health care to illegal adult immigrants — at a potential cost of $1 billion.
TSA, the federal agency tasked with overseeing security at transportation hubs, has been violating its own policy by allowing migrants who’ve been released from federal custody onto flights to other parts of the country, despite not having required documents, according to several Department of Homeland Security officials.
The Department of Justice “sponsored” about 5,500 foreign nationals (who often have criminal histories and are involved in criminal organizations) to come to or stay in the country between 2015 and 2017 and be “snitches” in criminal cases, according to a June audit from the DOJ inspector general. Some of them absconded, obviously showing their real motive was just to get into the US. Where are they now? Who knows?
Good news: After receiving much criticism from Democrats for threatening Mexico with tariffs for not stopping migrants from entering the US illegally at the southern border, President Trump scored a victory as Mexico struck a deal and ordered its military to arrest migrants riding “The Beast” train to enter the US illegally at the border. Hit them in the pocketbook, and they finally listen.
Big Brother Surveillance Society
The US is witnessing increased suffocation of free speech in the past weeks, from YouTube banning right-wing figures, to Pinterest censoring pro-abortion content.
China’s government has now installed surveillance cameras in churches to monitor Christians.
In Hong Kong, authorities shut some government offices after protests en masse last week. Citizens were angry about plans to allow extradition to mainland China of what it considers “political dissidents.” Protestors vowed to continue this weekend, but the government has now put the extradition plan on pause.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
On Thursday, Israel’s fighter jets attacked an underground terror infrastructure on a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip. The attack was carried out in response to rockets fired from Gaza towards Israeli communities.
Israel conducted a missile attack in southern Syria on Wednesday. PM Netanyahu said that in a “systematic and consistent manner” Israel was working to prevent its enemies (such as Iran and Hezbollah) “from establishing attack bases in our vicinity”
A drone from Lebanon crossed into Israeli airspace on Wednesday before turning back across the border. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the drone was observing Israeli troop movements.
A few hours before the drone infiltrated Israeli airspace from Lebanon, OC Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Amir Baram warned of overt action against Hezbollah if it continues to build up terrorist infrastructure along the border, and that Lebanon risks paying a heavy price for its cooperation with the terrorist group.
Yet again, two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were attacked on Thursday (Norwegian and Japan owned tankers) in an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels. The US is blaming Iran for the attack, which Iran denies. The US has footage it says shows the Iranian Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the hull of one of the tankers.
In a new development, the crew of the Norwegian ship was first rescued by the Hyundai Dubai, according to US officials, but Iranian gunboats quickly surrounded the ship and demanded the crew be turned over. The captain ultimately relented and ordered his crew to surrender. The 23 crew members are now in Iran. It’s not immediately clear what the next steps are. Some countries are hesitant to take the US’ word for what went down.
Iran is urging Europe to normalize economic ties with it or face the consequences.
Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement has launched drones at a Saudi airport, the second such attack in two days. An attack on Abha on Wednesday injured 26 people.
Turkey’s President Erdogan says he hopes a Russian missile system that Washington sees as a threat to US jets will be delivered in July.
Russia’s President Vlad Putin said relations between Russia and the US were getting worse and worse. The US has imposed dozens of sanctions on Russia due to their military aggression.
The US will deploy 1,000 more troops to Poland. The force would be taken from America’s 52,000-strong contingent in Germany, and include drones and other military hardware. Around 5,000 troops already rotate in and out of Poland as part of a 2016 Nato agreement made in response to Russia’s forced annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
When They Shall Say ‘Peace and Safety,’…
Not that this “peace” proposal is likely to be accepted. But the world is determined, and one soon will be “confirmed with many” – a covenant with death and hell.
Former US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has read the American peace deal and said she believes both sides were taken into consideration. When asked if Israelis should be worried about a quid pro quo situation after the US recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, she answered, “Israel should not be worried. Because through the Middle East plan, one of the main goals that Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt focused on was to not hurt the national security interests of Israel.” “I think everybody needs to go into it with an open mind, everybody should want a peace plan. Everybody should want to make way for a better situation in Israel and I think it can happen,” she said.
After weeks of hesitation, the UN announced it is sending its deputy Middle East coordinator to attend the unveiling in Bahrain of the economic component of a new US peace plan. The plan is aimed at providing economic opportunities for the so-called “Palestinians,” but Kushner has hinted that it will not endorse international calls for the creation of a Palestinian state. The UN supports a “Palestinian” state aka two-state solution.
Climate Change Agenda: Ruse for Global Governance
Michael Bloomberg is giving away more of his personal fortune to advance his radical environmental agenda, this time pledging $500 million to shutter every coal mine in the United States and slow the production of cheap, clean, and plentiful natural gas.
In Montana after years of heavy snowfall, The National Park Service quietly removed a visitor center sign that said glaciers at Glacier National Park would disappear by 2020 due to climate change.
The one-world “Mother Earth” religion, and one-world government pushing Pope Francis is calling for a carbon tax to stem “global warming,” warning people that “time is running out.” Yes, time is running out to warn people to turn away from such as him and the other leftists’ Marxist agenda. Soon he and his cohorts will see their globalist plans come to fruition (Revelation 13), and it will be a time of horrors for the unbelieving left-behind such as the world has never seen.
God controls the climate (Job 37); and He uses it for blessing or for mercy, or for judgment (verse 13). Sadly, most of the world is not listening to the warnings He’s giving us now. Nor will they in the Tribulation. “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory” (Revelation 16:9).
“THIS KNOW ALSO…
“that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men (mankind) shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud… unholy… heady (rash), highminded (haughty), lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1-4).
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 13:18-19).
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1 John 2:16-17).