Good Grief! “Can You Feel It Comin’ In The Air Tonight? Oh, Lord!”
I’m reminded of words to the Phil Collins song quoted in the title above. I couldn’t decide whether to show extreme weather events first, or earthquakes, or wars and rumors of wars, traitors, etc. So much to pray for and, it seems, so little time.
Storms sweep Southern U.S. and the Midwest as death toll rises to 11. Severe storms and tornadoes sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed for deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the country.
In Israel, historic flooding has killed 7 people. A pair of slow-moving storms has caused heavy rain and flooding for two weeks, breaking a 51-year-old record. Since it began taking official rain measurements 80 years ago, such large quantities of rain have been measured in northern Israel only twice. A 76-year-old record was also broken in southern Israel where 122 mm. fell (nearly 5 inches). Damages total 1.5 billion. And the rains were expected to continue into the weekend.
A violent windstorm pushes into Ireland and Scotland through Monday as yet another monster cyclone develops over the North Atlantic. North Atlantic doesn’t want to stop this winter – wave after wave is developing intense surface cyclones and powerful windstorms. Another violent windstorm is expected to push towards western Europe, affecting Ireland and Scotland with extremely severe winds through Sunday night and Monday. Major swell and high waves potentially being up to 15 meters (16 ½ feet) will push towards the coastal western Ireland and Scotland as well.
Severe weather in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, etc. Residents of the Saudi Arabian province of Tabuk shared stunning scenes of rare and heavy snowfall over the desert kingdom that started on Thursday night. During the same period, severe weather struck parts of the Middle East, with rain in the UAE, hailstorms in Alexandria, Egypt, and rain and snowstorms in Lebanon and Syria.
In Turkey, at least two people have died due to severe weather; strong winds and heavy rains have battered the country for days, triggering flooding and landslides. Approximately 165mm (6 ½ inches) of rain fell in 24 hours in Mersin province; also heavy snow fell in higher elevations.
In Normally Balmy Bangladesh: Yet another round of record-breaking low temperatures that claimed at least 50 lives in December. Since Nov. 1 the country has been experiencing cold spells that citizens there are not prepared to handle. The country experienced its lowest recorded temperature in several decades on Monday. The mercury plunged to 2.6 degrees C (less than 37 F) in some parts of Bangladesh, well below average. The Met Office forecasts further cold spells, particularly a severe one by the end of January.
Torrential rains affecting Angola since January 3 caused widespread destruction and left at least 41 people dead.
Good grief, Australia! Mega fire in one part, cyclone in another part, and a massive dust storm that swept the whole continent.
In Australia, Thousands forced to evacuate as new ‘megafire’ erupts amid fierce winds. High temperatures climbed into the middle 40s C (109-118 F) across interior locations of New South Wales. 28 people have died in the bushfires, and countless animals.
Australia Bushfires: Arsonists fueling crisis as arson arrest toll hits 183. Swinburne University professor James Ogloff said about 50% of bushfires were lit by arsonists. “They’re interested in seeing and setting fire, and often the information around how fires burn and accelerate excites them.”
Tropical Cyclone Blake: In Australia, while the dangerous fires continue to make global headlines this week, the opposite side of the country is under a different weather threat. Tropical Cyclone Blake developed this past weekend, making landfall as a Category 1 cyclone. It then weakened into a tropical rainstorm. However, flooding rainfall was said to remain a serious risk into Friday.
In Australia another storm in the north. A tropical low moved over the Northern Territory through the middle of the week and brought a broad area of heavy rain and thunderstorms to the region. As of late Friday night, widespread rainfall totals of 100-150 mm (4-6 inches) have been reported in the area. In Darwin, 110 mm (4.33 inches) of rain has fallen since Thursday. Farther east, 225 mm (9 inches) of rain has been reported in Jabiru. The risk for flash flooding across the western coasts of Northern Territory will continue into the weekend as rain and thunderstorms remain in the forecast as the storm moves away from the coast.
Massive dust storm across Australia extends almost the total width of the continent. “It was just like someone had put a piece of red cellophane over the Sun,” said Sarah Cameron from Bollon. “There was no wind, so it was just slowly creeping in and was quite eerie,” she described. “We have had many dust storms come through in this crippling drought, but this would have to be the worst of them all.”
Puerto Rico was hit by a series of large earthquakes this week: on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. One person was killed and 9 injured; hundreds of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed. The 6.4 quake on Tuesday is the island’s worst in a century. President Trump declared an emergency, freeing up federal funds. The USGS said the latest earthquake could be part of a sequence, which could mean larger and potentially damaging earthquakes in the future. There have been more than 950 earthquakes and aftershocks recorded in Puerto Rico since New Year’s Eve, though many were weak and could not be felt. More than 500, however, have been of magnitude 2 or higher. More than 2,000 people are in shelters, nearly 1 million without power, and hundreds of thousands without water. Many sleep outside in fear.
2 Earthquakes Hit Near Iranian Nuclear Power Plant Hours After Missile Strike on US Forces in Iraq, and the Ukrainian Plane Crash in Iran. A 4.9 and a 4.5-magnitude aftershock a half-hour later. There were no reports of damage at the facility, but seven people were injured, including four who were hospitalized. A 5.1 hit the area less than two weeks ago.
A 6.2 quake hit off the coast of Indonesia on Tuesday. A 6.0 struck off the coast of Papua, New Guinea, on Tuesday. A 6.3 quake hit Siberia in Russia on Thursday.
Mexico’s active volcano Popocatépetl erupted Thursday, spewing ash high into the air and oozing lava.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the alert level for Mount Shishaldin to code red due to ongoing eruptions that continue to intensify. This level of alert means that a major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.
The House in Congress is dragging its feet on critical legislation needed to deal with the deadliest opioid fueling the US drug overdose crisis. During the last few years of the Obama administration, drug overdose deaths began skyrocketing and have climbed steeply to over 70,000 a year – more Americans than were killed during the entire Vietnam War. The surge is now being driven by the especially deadly synthetic opioid called fentanyl. As much as 80 times more powerful than heroin, only a few grains of this chemical compound are enough to cause a fatal overdose. Unfortunately, legal prohibitions on the various forms of fentanyl expire next month unless Congress reauthorizes them. If Congress fails to act, illegal labs in Mexico and China stand ready to flood the US with what would be a legalized poison. There is broad bipartisan support for reauthorizing the fentanyl ban, but House leadership, despite the looming deadline, is blocking the measure.
Illinois pot shops can’t keep up with demand after legalizing recreational use. Less than a week later, the number of buyers strained supplies, forcing several dispensaries to shut down due to product shortages.
A mysterious pneumonia outbreak causes panic in China just weeks before an influx of visitors is slated to travel around China for Lunar New Year (named Year of the Rat), 59 people have been infected. Seven are in critical condition. Scientists have discovered that it’s a new strain of coronavirus.
In the Congo, the number of people killed by a measles epidemic has passed 6,000 according to the World Health Organization. The WHO says it’s the world’s largest and fastest moving with 310,000 suspected measles cases reported since the start of 2019.
A woman from the Congo died Dec. 25, a day after crossing the border into the US, after complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting. Other articles say she died of kidney failure. These are all symptoms of Ebola, but it’s being said that her “papers” said she had a previous medical condition. A person can be infected with Ebola for more than a week before symptoms show up. Why are they letting people in from the Congo when there’s an outbreak of Ebola there?
INIQUITY (LAWLESSNESS; WICKEDNESS) SHALL ABOUND
The office of the inspector general (OIG) of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) opened 458 cases in 2019 that involved alleged sexual misconduct of CPS staff against students The OIG’s report “resulted in 155 temporary or permanent CPS personnel actions during Fiscal Year 2019. Among the sexual misconduct cases opened, 37 involved penetration, 46 involved groping and fondling, and 64 involved grooming to break down inhibitions for the purpose of sexual conduct. Police investigations resulted in 15 criminal charges. The office also received 2,175 complaints alleging “misconduct, waste, fraud and financial mismanagement.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields notified officers that the department will no longer chase suspects after a criminal crashed into another car, killing two occupants. But this is going to encourage more crime and more criminals to jump into their cars and run. This is also a carjacker’s dream!
Florida Man ‘Looking for Someone to Kill’ Hits Veteran with Car. 21-year-old Justin Pennell killed a 75-year-old veteran with his car Thursday, just to see what it would be like to end someone’s life.
Mexican drug war’s hidden human toll includes 61,000 disappeared. The Mexican government revised upward as much as 50% the number of citizens missing; vast majority are victims of the war with drug gangs that have grown more violent.
LAST DAYS TRAITORS: A FUNGUS AMONG US
Health Care Company Worker Claims to Let Trump Supporters Die. Reddit user LoveThisLife0101, who has a long history of posting against Trump supporters, said, “Hey, I work in a retirement home and care for a lot of trump supporters in their last days. I can tell you with certainty that 11 people (all verified trump supporters) could have been resuscitated/ prevented from failing had I taken the appropriate measures. I am literally letting you f—ers die off. These people vote like 100% of the time so it counts. Here is the really sick part. Every time I come on The Donald [Trump forum on Reddit] and see something that f—ing disgusts me (e.g. ‘It’s OKay to be White’ postings), I note it and then take it out on a trump supporter.”
College Professor Says Iran Should Target 52 Sites in America, including the Mall of America. In Massachusetts, Babson College adjunct professor Asheen Phansey said this on social media; he was promptly fired. He was the Director of [Environmental] Sustainability (aka the bogus “manmade” climate change agenda) there. He told The Atlantic in 2011 that his “job is to save the world.”
CNN: Corrupt News Network. CNN interviewed an Iranian government official who once served as the spokeswoman for a group of students who held 52 American diplomats hostage for over a year in 1979. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour did little to push back on Iranian official Massoumeh Ebtekar’s assertions that the U.S. carried out a “terrorist” action by killing Iranian general Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike Jan. 2.
Congressman Who Lost Legs to IED Walks to Podium to Torch Dems for Being ‘Cowards’ After Soleimani Hit. Brian Mast served in an ordinance detail in Afghanistan and lost his legs while trying to clear a roadside bomb. Soleimani’s IRGC and Quds Force orchestrated the building of many of those bombs. They were responsible for killing 603 U.S. troops and wounding hundreds, if not thousands, of others. The congressman walked forcefully to the podium, his prosthetic legs exposed, took a second to tune his verbal flame-thrower, and then put the Democrats on blast. Speaking of roadside bombs, the Taliban terrorists just killed two American servicemen on Saturday in a roadside bomb and were proud to claim responsibility.
Inspector general Michael Atkinson who started impeachment now under investigation himself. Atkinson, who’d already been rebuked for his handling of the whistleblower complaint that triggered the Dems’ impeachment drama, is under investigation, according to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Nunes said, “We really do need to hear from the whistleblower… and the Democrats won’t release the transcript of us interviewing Inspector General Atkinson that brought this scam forward. Everyone needs to see that testimony, and the reason it’s not being released is because it’s very damaging, not only to the whistleblower, but also to Atkinson himself.”
AOC riles Dems by refusing to pay party dues, bankrolling colleagues’ opponents. Turns out the Communist darling of the Dem Party is a traitor to them as well.
House passes War Powers Resolution in rebuke of Trump’s actions against Iran. Most of the Traitor Party and a few Republicans, likely RINOS. White House Deputy Press Secretary Gidley responded, “The president has the right and duty to protect this nation and our citizens from terrorism. That’s what he continues to do, and the world is safer for it. This House resolution tries to undermine the ability of the U.S. Armed Forces to prevent terrorist activity by Iran and its proxies, and attempts to hinder the president’s authority to protect America and our interests in the region from the continued threats. These Congressional actions are completely misguided. In fact, this ridiculous resolution is just another political move because, under well-established Supreme Court precedent, it’s non-binding and lacks the force of law.”
For the Third Time, George Lopez Fantasized About Killing Trump, and Has Attacked Trump Supporters. The latest was in response to an Instagram post erroneously claiming Iran has offered an $80 million bounty on Trump; Lopez said, “We’ll do it for half.”
Ricky Gervais mocks Golden Globes critics: ‘Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right’. Ricky Gervais, himself a liberal, hosted the Golden Globes last Sunday, and his comedy routine had audience members gasping. Why? Because he was outing them, and said he didn’t care because it was his last time hosting it. He roasted the Hellywood elite in a number of areas and concluded by warning the celebrities not to make any political or “woke” statements when accepting their awards. He said, “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.”
Cardi B bashes Trump, says she’s seeking Nigerian citizenship amid tensions with Iran. Cardi B says she’s Catholic and has mentioned her “strong relationship” with God in interviews, often saying that she directly communicates with God. Profession: Songwriter, Stripper, Rapper. The way she conducts herself shows the spirit she communicates with is not God; and she obviously knows nothing about Nigeria. Islamist terrorists seek out non-Muslims there. And we know what happens then.
MORE LEFTIST LUNACY
In California, it gets crazier by the day. Governor Newsom has signed a law that limits personal water usage. People can even be hit with massive fines if they exceed their limit by doing laundry and taking a shower on the same day.
In SanFran”psycho” it’s even worse than you may have heard. Tucker Carlson video shows American Dystopia: Civilization itself is coming apart there due to leftist policies. Besides the city’s sidewalks littered with junkies doing drug deals in broad daylight, dirty needles, and feces, crime is rampant with criminals quickly put back on the street. If damage done by criminals is under $950, they just get a citation. WARNING: GROSSNESS!
More Hellywood news: At the Golden Globes award show, as Michelle Williams held up her GOLDEN IDOL, she praised abortion. “I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose, to choose when to have my children, and with whom.” She added, “So, women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest.” She received thunderous applause.
Planned Parenthood (aka baby parts sellers) total number of abortions has increased even as the overall number of abortions in the US has declined. PP performed nearly 350,000 abortions during its most recent fiscal year – a record number that underscores the organization’s tragic real mission.
Higher Court Approves $3.6 Billion For Border Wall. Some good news… at least temporarily. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling (by a Clinton-approved judge), thus allowing the Trump administration to divert $3.6B in military construction funds to the southern border wall.
APOSTASY AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS
The University of Southern Maine displayed student-created artwork entitled “Unholy Bible: Very Revised Standard Edition.” Students were instructed to take a book and ‘repurpose it’ for something new. A student who describes himself as an atheist cut up a Bible to look like flames, colored its pages red, and pasted a pop-up satanic face over an image of Christ. He also pasted satanic faces on a drawing of a nativity scene. The artwork was displayed in a community building where church groups meet. After receiving complaints, the university says the display is protected speech. Christians and Jews can be mocked in such a way, but they don’t do so with Islam. That speaks volumes.
A MUST READ: “Is This The Evangelical Deep State?” Geri Ungurean presents an “Open Letter to the Churches” by Pastor Thomas Littleton. He exposes the players in the creeping in of the Leftists into the churches and how pastors have bowed to their agenda
The site Christianity Today claims it’s conservative, but it’s far from it. In the last 20+ years, since the emerging “progressive” socialist church was birthed, Christianity Today has not been theologically conservative and has actually helped to propagate an emergent socialist, very non-theologically conservative spirituality that does anything but bring glory to God.
High-ranking French Catholic bishop appointed by Pope Francis calls for baptism records to drop ‘mother-father,’ adapt to ‘complex’ families. The “recommended” formula would scrap the implicit mention of the father and mother as parents of the child, instead using a “catch-all” phrase mentioning “parents or other holders of parental authority.” The normal family is being sidelined to cave in to demands of homosexual activists.
Chinese Communist Party new measures demand total submission of religious groups. In addition to widespread control of all community activities, the new measures that go into effect in February require religious personnel to support, promote and implement total submission to the Chinese Communist Party among all members of their communities.
HATRED OF CHRISTIANITY AKA HATRED OF GOD
Good news: President Trump said, “Very soon I’ll be taking action to safeguard students and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools. They want to take that right along with many other ones.”
HATRED OF JEWS & ISRAEL AKA HATRED OF GOD
God said Israel would be a blessing to the nations, and it surely has been. Jews are leaders in the world with their developments in countless areas. In the latest news, Israeli tech company producing water from air gets top honor in Las Vegas. Also, Israel has just unveiled breakthrough laser to intercept missiles and other aerial threats. Those who think they’ve boycotted all Israeli products are only fooling themselves. They’d have to go back to the dark ages in order to do that. God also says He will curse those who curse Israel (Genesis 12:3).
President Trump spoke about anti-Semitic violence cresting in America and condemned the Dem Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for their hatred of Jews and Israel.
Ilhan Omar voted top anti-Semite of the year alongside Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, according to a poll by stopantisemitism.org.
VIDEO: On the streets of London, now becoming Londonistan, anti-Israel protesters screamed death threats at Jews in Arabic: “You dog, only death will come to you.” “You son of a b*stard, only death will come to you.” “You Zionist, only death will come to you.”
LAST DAYS OF LOT RETURNED
First, some good news. James Shupe, who became the first person to obtain a legal sex designation of “non-binary,” now says the transgender lifestyle is a “fraud.” “I am and have always been male,” he said. “That is my biological truth. He added the “non-binary” sex designation is “fraud and legal fiction based on pseudoscience. I was indoctrinated to believe that I had this thing called a gender identity… It was all a lie.” He wrote: “I believe gender identity is a fraud perpetrated by psychiatry, the likes of something the US and other nations haven’t experienced since the lobotomy era.”
State’s First LGBT-Centered Charter School Up For Consideration In Alabama. “The Magic City Acceptance Academy” (yes, that’s the name) is one of the schools hoping to open next year. If approved, it could be the state’s first LGBTQ-focused charter school. It will be a 6th through 12th grade school primarily serving LGBTQ youth but open to everyone. From the Activist Mommy: “Pray that this school is not approved by the Birmingham school board. These young, impressionable students do not need an entire school affirming their wicked lifestyles. They need to hear the truth, no matter how hurtful it may feel. The truth is truly the only thing that will set them free from the bondage of sexual depravity and immorality the LGBT agenda imposes.”
‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot Will Feature Transgender Teen in Lead Role. Former Disney Channel actor JJ Totah (now calls himself Josie) came out as “transgender” a year ago. Totah wrote, “My pronouns are she, her and hers. I identify as female, specifically as a transgender female.” Totah will play Lexi, the most popular “girl” at Bayside High who is feared and favored by her classmates. The show will also focus on other leftist causes.
In Maryland, a public library will again host lesbian pole-dancer’s ‘teens only’ sex ed class. Parents will again be prohibited from attending. The event is sponsored by two regional atheist organizations, Southern Maryland Area Secular Humanists and Washington Area Secular Humanists, as well as the local chapter of PFLAG, which identifies as the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents, and their families.
Netflix and Vox Team Up To Make Explicit Sex “Education” Series. “While we continue to wage war on sexual perversion being foisted upon our children in the classroom, we cannot forget about the perversion seeking them out in the living room as well. If you are a Netflix subscriber, that job just got a little bit harder thanks to a new show called Sex, Explained. Though it is intended for “mature audiences,” a quick glance at the docuseries synopsis reveals that it’s sure to be more of the same leftist “sex-positive” propaganda intended only for those enlightened individuals who are perfectly comfortable with all forms of sexuality, no matter how unnatural or vomit-inducing.”
Feminists Set Pro-Life Advocate’s Car on Fire as Retaliation for Organizing March for Life. “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 3:6-7). The last stages in the fall of nations always follows the same pattern: “children [those unfit for leadership] are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. The Lord standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people” (Isaiah 3:12-13).
So sorry we eliminated your mass murderer. Excerpt: “Iraq wants all US troops out of there… why are we still there? I forgot which gang of Islamists we are protecting from another group of Islamists [both sides of Islamists are villains]. The US was behind the takeout of Osama bin Laden… Now the scoffers are the many… and all over Trump. Main reason. He is Trump. Not Obama. So sorry we eliminated your mass murderer… who was always thinking ahead to the next atrocity…
It’s called war. Also known as we fight to win under THIS president, thank God, finally. The contrarian boo-birds belong to the Democrat Party… Nothing loyal about them…”
VIDEO: An Iranian Woman Tells the Truth About the Terrorist Soleimani and says many in Iran and the Middle East are glad he’s gone, etc. She said those in Iran who chant death to America are paid.
The death of Soleimani has cast a murky shadow on the future of Iraq’s leadership, but also has sent schisms through Syria’s leadership. “Many Syrians wish the U.S. would have killed Soleimani years ago… Many Syrians have felt that they got their revenge.” Syria’s President Assad is closer with Iran than with Russia. Regardless, both Russia and Iran will align to invade Israel as the Bible tells us. And they will become bird food.
Netanyahu Praises Trump for Killing Iranian Terrorist Soleimani who oversaw and funded terrorist groups around the world, including Hezbollah and Hamas, both threats to peace and security in Israel and the Mideast. He said it was a move required to protect Americans, including troops and diplomats in Iraq from more planned attacks.
Three Americans killed in Kenya base. One US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack. Two others from the Department of Defense were wounded.
In Niger, suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack on an army post.
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
US dismisses Iraqi request to work on plan to withdraw US troops. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, “Our military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against ISIS and as the Secretary has said, we are committed to protecting Americans, Iraqis, and our coalition partners. We have been unambiguous regarding how crucial our D-ISIS mission is in Iraq.”
Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles at targeted US bases in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Soleimani. Iran’s Supreme Leader calls missile strikes a ‘slap in the face,’ warns it’s not enough. Iranian-backed Hezbollah threatens to attack Israel if US responds to Iran attack.
Obama’s Legacy: Iranian-backed Hezbollah Claims 70,000 Missiles Pointed at Israel in Case Iran Calls. Top Iranian lawmaker Mojtaba Zolnour warned the US that, if they are attacked, Israel will be annihilated in half an hour. Due to Obama, Iran was able to stock up its proxy groups Hezbollah and Hamas with thousands of missiles over the last decade.
A Ukrainian passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Iran on January 8. All 176 passengers and crew died. Officials in the US and other countries say a Russian-made Iranian missile hit it. There is a video of the missile hitting the plane. Iran initially denied this, but now says it was an accident. At the time, Iran was firing missiles at US bases in Iraq. Interestingly, just two days before the plane crash, Ukraine pulled out of the anti-Israel U.N. Committee on the so-called Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the “Palestinian” People. The Israeli Foreign Ministry praised the move and said, “We urge other committee members to follow suit. What are you still doing there???” The American Jewish Committee also approved of the decision. “Ukraine has recognized the true nature of this U.N. body and acted laudably by withdrawing its membership,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “The CEIRPP uses precious U.N. resources to promote an agenda that does nothing to advance Israeli-“Palestinian” peace or improve the living conditions of “Palestinians.”
Netanyahu: Iran will ‘suffer overwhelming blow’ if it attacks Israel. “The state of Israel is the stable anchor in the stormy [Middle East] waters,” Netanyahu said. “We stand firm in the face of those who seek to destroy us. Anyone who tries to attack us will suffer the most overwhelming blow.” The prime minister added that Israel “stands completely besides the United States.”
Iraqi militia leader Jawad Al Telbawi says American civilians may be targeted if they reelect Trump. After threatening Trump and the U.S. military, he demanded Americans “pressure” Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq “before we send your soldiers back in coffins.” He also suggested American civilians could be the target of terror attacks.
Ezekiel’s Hoofbeats Get Louder With Turkey’s Influence Over Libya. Russia has influence in Libya as well. Nations named in the last days battle of Ezekiel 38-39 are modern-day Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, Sudan, plus others that will invade Israel and become food for the fowls by the hand of God Himself, so many dead that it will take 7 months to bury what’s left of their bodies.
Erdogan, Putin inaugurate pipeline, discuss Libya, Syria. Putin visited Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, his first since Syria’s war began (at a time of acute uncertainty in the MidEast w/assassination of Iran’s Soleimani) after which he inaugurated a new gas pipeline with Erdogan on Wednesday. Nord Stream and TurkStream pipelines under the Baltic allow Russia to increase gas supplies to Europe without relying on Ukraine in Putin’s increasing domination of European energy markets. Russia and Turkey both have interests in Libya despite backing opposing sides there, which seems unfazed due to their ultimate goals. Neither wants Israel to share in the energy market. Their destiny awaits in the Golan (Ezek 38-39), likely initiated by destruction of Assad’s Damascus (Isaiah 17). Times are interesting, to say the least.
“PEACE” PLAN PROGRESS
US Middle East envoys in Israel to debate peace plan rollout. Berkowitz and Friedman met with Netanyahu and Gantz separately to discuss when to present the plan.
Settlements will not be evacuated in any peace plan while Benjamin Netanyahu is prime minister, he vowed on Wednesday, amid talk that the Trump administration may present its peace plan within weeks before the March 2 election. Netanyahu thanked US President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the declaration that settlements are not illegal, saying they stood up for “justice and the truth.” The prime minister said, “There was no West Bank separate from the rest of the land.” It was seen as the heart of the land. We never lost our right to live in Judea and Samaria. The only thing we lost temporarily was the ability to exercise the right.” When Israel returned to the West Bank, he said, “We didn’t return to a foreign land. That is a distortion of history. Jews lived in Jerusalem and Hebron for thousands of years consecutively.”
Arab Nations Align with Israel Against Iran
Recent tensions with Iran have made Israel strike unlikely alliances with the Arab world and has resulted in the Islamic Republic of Iran becoming an outcast, to the point that even on the supposed united goal of “liberating Jerusalem,” Iran is no longer considered a legitimate player by the Arabs.
Al-Qasim: You want to liberate Jerusalem, right?
Al-Qasim: What do you want to do with Jerusalem? Do you want to add them to the list? What list am I referring to – If after you “liberate” Jerusalem, will it turn into Baghdad – the world’s most divided city?… the dirtiest city in the world. Will it be like Beirut – a city that turned into the biggest garbage dump in the Middle East? Will you turn it into Damascus? a city where people are dying of starvation? Will you turn it into the Houthi run Yemen? The Arabic people are telling you: You want to liberate Jerusalem?… No one wants you to liberate Jerusalem or ‘Palestine.’
When Netanyahu said, “If Israel is not present on the hills of Judea and Samaria, Islamists will take over instead,” Rabbi Yehuda Glick interrupted him yelling: “same with the Temple Mount!” At that point, the Prime Minister gave Glick an uncomfortable glare and continued with his speech.
“MANMADE” CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX: A RUSE FOR GLOBAL GOVENANCE
The signs at Glacier National Park warning that its signature glaciers would be gone by 2020 are being changed. They were added more than a decade ago to reflect climate change forecasts. Guess what? They’re still there.
INDOCTRINATING AND TERRIFYING CHILDREN
School Children Are Being Terrorized About Death from Climate Change at government schools in Canada and beyond… convinced they’ll die in just 8 years unless the UN is given more power and money. Scientists have compared the tactics and hysteria to those used by cults and dictators. In Germany for example, the state-broadcaster showed video footage of young school children taught to sing that their grandmothers are “pigs” for eating meat and driving gasoline-powered cars. “Every day my grandma fries herself a pork chop,” the seemingly happy children sing. “She does it because discount meat costs nearly nothing; my grandma is an old environmental pig!”
Swarms of Unidentified Drones are Appearing Over Western U.S. After Nightfall with six-foot wingspans and colored lights. This began in mid-December in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. The FBI, FAA and U.S. Air Force are investigating but haven’t found the source. Swarms of drones have been spotted, sometimes in formation. Late Monday, one of the sheriff’s offices announced they were looking for a closed box trailer with antennas or a large suspicious van. They asked anyone who has spotted it to call authorities.
Surveillance is everywhere at the CES gadget show. These talking speakers, doorbell cameras and fitness trackers come with the promise of making life easier or more fun, but they’re also potentially powerful spying tools. “Many, many horrible stories have come out of consumer electronics,” says Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. For example, Amazon’s security camera division Ring, recently had to defend its safety practices following reports of hackers breaking into Ring camera systems and harassing children. Ring competitor Wyze Labs, an honoree in the CES 2020 innovation awards, announced a data breach just after Christmas affecting 2.4 million customers. And widely used voice assistants made by Google, Amazon and Apple all came under scrutiny in 2019 for data retention practices that allowed employees and contractors to listen to users’ audio recordings.
Deceived British astronaut Helen Sharman says she believes aliens exist and could be living among us. “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life” she says. Yet, since God desires that none should perish, He came in the flesh to Earth to be the ultimate sacrifice, once for all, the Bible tells us. If there were life on other planets, then Jesus would have had to go to these planets to die for them also, since it is only through His death on the cross that we are offered salvation.
SIGNS IN THE SKY: A FORETASTE?
Edward Guinan of Villanova University and colleagues caused a sensation among astronomers last month when they reported Betelgeuse has been declining in brightness since October, reaching a modern all-time low of V = +1.12 mag on 07 December. Currently this is the faintest the star has been during our 25+ years of continuous monitoring. Little did they know when they issued their telegram in December that Betelgeuse was about to become even fainter. “On 06 January 2020, the magnitude of Betelgeuse was V = +1.37,” reports Guinan. That’s 20% dimmer than the “modern all-time low” registered in December.
LOOKS LIKE THE DAWN OF EVIL; also a reminder of God’s severe judgment that is soon to come upon the unbelieving world during the Tribulation. A mirage appeared in Iran during the solar eclipse at sunrise Dec. 26 that first looked like red devil horns rising out of the sea, then became a red crescent. [Also, a photo taken of the eclipse in the sky appeared to show horns coming out of the dark clouds at one point].
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:12-13).
“For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ… Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
“Woe unto them!… These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever… These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
“But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh” (See Jude 1).