IN THE MIDST OF MAYHEM…
“Who’s on First, What’s on Second, I Don’t Know’s on Third”
Caveman-outfitted Aaron Mostofsky Arrested for Involvement in Capitol Riot is a Registered Democrat; his Father is a New York Democrat Supreme Court Judge. Not all mainstream lamestream media reported that interesting little tidbit, but the New York Slimes…err…Times did actually mention it. Mostofsky is charged with stealing government property (police vest and riot shield), which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Left-wing activist John Sullivan charged with inciting and participating in Capitol riot after [falsely] saying he was just there to document. Also, read this report: What we know about John Sullivan. “Sullivan is a self-styled direct-action militant Black activist and founder of his own group, Insurgence USA. He has become the focal point of Trump supporters, including Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as proof that Antifa and leftists infiltrated the ranks of an otherwise peaceful rally and instigated the violence that left five people dead.” Among other things he did, Sullivan said, “We accomplished this sh–. We did this together,” and, “We are all a part of this history. … Let’s burn this s— down.” Sullivan is now out of jail under conditions that include electronic monitoring and a mental health evaluation.
President Trump addresses nation for first time after House votes for 2nd impeachment. On Wednesday, President Trump released a statement denouncing political violence, including at events reportedly planned to take place in D.C. and across the country in the coming days. Trump’s remarks came about an hour after the House voted to impeach him on a charge of inciting an insurrection among demonstrators at the Capitol last week. [He did not incite violence. On the other hand, Dem politicians stood back or even incited violence that went on for several months by BLM and Antifa, some even claiming they were peaceful protests.]
LAST DAYS TRAITORS ABOUND
Organizations Linked to Chinese Military Are a Cash Cow for American Colleges. Chinese military-linked entities, including those behind extensive cyber attacks and espionage, funneled at least $88 million into U.S. universities over the course of six years.
Walmart and Disney Will Suspend Donations to Lawmakers Who Opposed Biden Certification. They joined a growing number of companies who’ve suspended political contributions to lawmakers who opposed the certification of Biden as president as a result of alleged voter fraud.
Biden’s CIA nominee orchestrated ‘back channel’ talks with Iran during the lead up to the Iran nuclear deal, signaling Biden’s continued commitment to rejoining the controversial deal that the Trump administration left in 2018.
Real threats to freedom come from the left. “A dark cloud looms over the United States today – a storm cloud of tyranny. All the rest is noise – a diversion… Whatever you do, don’t take your eyes off the big ball of leftist tyranny. This nation is now under siege by the digital oligarchy, which is censoring political speech with every bit as much power as an authoritarian government… Be peaceful, but stay vigilant, because freedom is ‘never more than one generation away from extinction.’ Indeed, we are well into that menacing generation today.”
Tribulation and Redemption in America. Although it’s currently experiencing a full-frontal attack, for decades the US has been under covert, slow-motion assault by the revolutionary Left, a religious-political movement fundamentally at war with Christianity and America. From the sexual revolution and “marriage-is-legalized-rape” radical feminists of the 1960s, to today’s open love affair with socialism, sexual anarchy, abortion, identity politics, radical environmentalism and “defunding the police,” the Left has relentlessly pursued its goal, as Obama put it, of “fundamentally transforming the US.” Although President Trump fought mightily against this tide, tirelessly pursuing a pro-life, pro-religious freedom, pro-Constitution, pro-America agenda – as of the end of 2020, the revolutionaries are clearly ascendent.
“Woe to those who enact evil statutes and to those who constantly record unjust decisions” (Isaiah 10:1). “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left” (Eccl. 10:2).
The Purge is Here. Many years ago, Lord Acton wrote, “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It’s still true today. If elections are not secure and our constitutional rights are not protected, the future of our country looks bleak. Progressives now have total power and want to silence voices of all opposition. The “cancel culture” is alive and well. So is Satan, and he must be laughing with delight… for now.
Before Becoming Boston’s Mayor, Biden’s Labor Pick Was Embroiled in Union Extortion Scandal. Biden’s pick for labor secretary was once caught on a wiretap admitting he threatened a development company for refusing to use union workers. Biden chose Boston mayor Marty Walsh (Dem.) to lead the Department of Labor, praising the longtime union ally as a “good friend” and “standup guy.”
Leftists: Deceived and Deceiving. Left-Wing Jewish Americans Cheer Death of Jewish Philanthropist. Several left-wing anti-Israel Jewish groups celebrated the death of Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire Jewish philanthropist and ardent lover and supporter of Israel. Putting politics before common decency, many ignored the long list of charitable acts performed by Adelson, choosing to focus on his politics; they scorned his support for Israeli causes, the Republican Party, and President Trump.
CIA declassifies hundreds of UFO documents. The latest COVID-19 relief bill gave the Pentagon a 180-day deadline (from December) to present its information to Congress.
ORWELLIAN SURVELLIANCE SOCIETY
Beginning to Look Like It’s Time to Invent Another Internet. Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the Internet, is frustrated with its current state and restrictions major corporations have placed upon the once-free environment. He “doesn’t like how groups like Facebook, Google, and Amazon have effectively centralized the Internet, nor how they control people’s data.” So, he’s working on a project whose platform is designed to be independent like the early days of the internet and to resist control by the tech oligarchs who now control the worldwide web. And not a moment too soon.
Pastor JD Farag’s Bible Prophecy Update for January 10 was removed from YouTube. You can visit his website at this link: https://www.jdfarag.org
Florida state government considers divesting state funds from Big Tech. GOOD! We Hope They Do! State Rep. Randy Fine said, “This morning I asked the Governor and Cabinet to divest the state from Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Google, and Facebook. They may get to decide who they do business with. So do we.” Fine’s letter comes weeks after his colleague, Rep. Anthony Sabatini, introduced legislation designed to punish tech companies that engage in censorship. The actions come as social media behemoths face mounting criticism for their crackdowns on conservative voices.
France, Germany, Mexico, Australia Join International Outcry over Censorship of President Trump. Political leaders from Mexico to Europe voiced alarm at the unchecked power of Big Tech, following the purge of Trump by the Big Tech Masters of the Universe.
OVERREACH: Big-Tech silences Trump, stones Parler; Will Christians and Israel be next? Big Tech is using the US Capitol attack to justify their intifada to control distribution of information and differing points of view. Freedom of speech is under attack, and the implications are chilling
Amazon Pulling Parler’s Servers Is ‘Stage 2’ of the Left’s ‘Gross Totalitarian’ Takeover. “Anybody who thought we were going to take this lying down, you picked the wrong guy,” Dan Bongino said regarding Amazon pulling its servers supporting social media platform Parler. “You’ll be next” because liberal censorship is never sated until all opposition is eradicated, Bongino warned.
Mozilla Threatens to Go Beyond Deplatforming in Creepy Statement. More censorship. Mozilla, the non-profit company behind Firefox’ browser, has joined the fight against free speech, motivated by the narrative about what happened at the US Capitol on January 6th. In tandem with other tech giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google, the CEO of Mozilla called for “more than de-platforming.” According to Computer World, 91% of Mozilla’s funding in 2018 came from Google (as they secured being Mozilla’s default search engine). This deal was renegotiated in 2020 and extended three more years, with $400-450 million more landing in Mozilla’s lap. In their mission statement, Mozilla claims it’s their duty that the internet remains a force for good [yeah, sure…not]. The company which claims its “core values are openness and inclusion” is now openly advocating for going beyond “de-platforming.”
Google ‘Experiment’ Hid Some News Sources from Consumers in Australia. Tech giant Google is under fire after it revealed that it blocked some Australian news sites from search results as part of an “experiment.” Critics call it a “chilling illustration” of the company’s stranglehold on internet search.
Without Freedom of Speech, What Is Going to Happen to America? “It is quite ironic that many of those that are always telling us that we need “diversity” in our society are also some of the strongest voices against a “diversity of viewpoints” on social media. The founders of this nation wanted to make sure that nobody would ever take the right to freedom of speech away from us, and that is why it was enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, courts have greatly eroded that right over the last several decades, and now we are facing an all-out assault on freedom of speech that is unlike anything that we have ever seen before. And once freedom of speech is completely gone, all of our other rights will soon follow, because there will no longer be any way to defend them.”
A Message to Anyone Who Feels Like ‘Winston’ In Orwell’s 1984. “The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering… all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting – three hundred million people all with the same face.” That was a quote from George Orwell’s seminal work 1984 – a masterpiece that describes life in a totalitarian state that demands blind obedience… Now, our world obviously hasn’t become quite as extreme as Orwell’s dystopian vision. But Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Government certainly seem to be giving it their best effort.
Bird flu: India begins mass bird cull in response to avian flu outbreak. India has begun culling tens of thousands of poultry birds after avian influenza was detected in ducks, crows and wild geese in at least a dozen locations across the country.
AND THE PLANNED-DEMIC
Mask Harms in Kids: 68% of Parents Report Alarming Psychological and Physical Problems. A German study involving over 25,000 children reveals that major negative impacts on physical, psychological, and behavioral health of children may be far more widespread than reported in the media and by government officials — affecting approximately 68% and contributing to 24 distinct health complaints, according to parent submitted observations. The average wearing time of the mask was 270 minutes per day (4 ½ hours). Impairments included irritability, headache, difficulty concentrating, less happiness, reluctance to go to school, malaise, impaired learning, and drowsiness or fatigue.
Los Angeles students must get COVID-19 vaccine, superintendent says. Once COVID vaccines are available to children, students will have to be immunized before they can return to campus, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday.
Norwegian Medicines Agency links 13 deaths to vaccine side effects. Those who died were frail and old. There have been 13 new confirmed deaths associated with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in Norway, which adds to the 23 deaths and counting that are said to be associated with the vaccine’s rollout in the Scandinavian country. “If you are very frail, you should probably not be vaccinated,” Steinar Madsen at the Norwegian Medicines Agency said at a webinar on corona vaccine for journalists on Thursday.
75-year-old Israeli woman found lifeless hours after second dose of Covid-19 vaccine. This is the fourth time an Israeli in their 70s or 80s with underlying conditions passed away shortly after receiving a Pfizer Covid vaccine. It’s the first reported death in Israel following the second dose. In the three weeks since the start of the vaccination campaign, two elderly individuals were reported to have died hours after receiving the vaccine, though the Ministry of Health believes there’s no connection. In the first case, a 75-year-old male resident of Beit She’an died of heart failure two hours after the injection. The next day, an 88-year-old man died hours after receiving the vaccine. The hospital reported that the deceased suffered from prolonged, complex and severe underlying conditions.
In Israel, some 13 people have experienced mild facial paralysis as a side effect after taking the COVID vaccine. Estimates are that the number of cases could be higher. Health officials have raised questions about whether or not to administer the second dose to these individuals, but the Health Ministry is recommending the second dose be given if and when the paralysis passes. “For at least 28 hours I walked around with it [facial paralysis],” one person who had the side effect told Ynet. “I can’t say it was completely gone afterwards, but other than that I had no other pains….”
Denmark Introducing COVID “Vaccine Passport.” Denmark is the latest country to announce it is rolling out a ‘Covid passport’ to allow those who have taken the vaccine to engage in society without any restrictions.
Sound familiar? Coming soon everywhere for the left behind… “And he [False Prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast [Antichrist], or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:16-18).
PRICE OF FOOD KEEPS RISING GLOBALLY
Amid Soaring Food Prices, Vietnam And China Buy Indian Rice for First Time in Decades. Vietnam had been the world’s third biggest rice importer, and China had been the world’s biggest rice importer. Chronic and acute hunger is on the rise, impacting vulnerable households in almost every country, with the COVID p[l]andemic reducing incomes and disrupting supply chains, according to the World Bank.
Global Food Prices at 6-Year High, Set to Keep Climbing into 2021, adding to pressure on household budgets while hunger surges around the world. A UN gauge of food prices has jumped 18% since May as adverse weather, government measures to safeguard supplies, and robust demand helped fuel rallies across agricultural commodities from grains to palm oil. Prices will likely climb further, the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization said.
The left behind will find out how much worse it will get. “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine’” (Revelation 6:6). From Bibleref.com: “What does Revelation 6:6 Mean?” A denarius in the first century was usually equal to a day’s wages, and the amount of grain given here is just enough to keep a person alive… Most people in this part of the tribulation are struggling just to meet basic survival needs. This is the kind of poverty which threatens a person’s life, not merely their lifestyle.”
LAST DAYS OF LOT RETURNED
Barbie Depicted as a Lesbian? Social media is swooning over images of Barbie buddying up to a doll of fashion designer and LGBTQ ally Aimee Song. The pics first surfaced in 2017 as part of a campaign to raise LGBTQ awareness, but went viral recently with Twitter rooting for the same-sex pairing. Mattel originally devised the collaboration to promote Song’s ubiquitous “Love Wins” shirts, which raise funds to help LGBTQ youth in crisis. [The actual crisis is the promotion of homosexuality as normal.]
Cadbury’s new LGBT+ advert praised by fans as same-sex couple kiss over Creme Egg. Cadbury’s latest advert has been praised by fans for being inclusive as it features a real-life gay couple kissing over a Creme Egg, as the brand celebrates its 50th anniversary. One fan commented, “Thank you for this from deep within my gay heart. Can’t wait to watch the bigots melt down.”
Biden Will Take A Shot at God by Enacting Legislation to Officially Remove the Biblical Two Genders. Biden vowed to his supporters that, on his first day in office, he will begin removing any legal recognition of the two sexes by adopting pro-transgender polices.
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet [due]” (Romans 1:26-27).
Pro-Abortion Doctor Accuses Lila Rose of ‘Domestic Terrorism’ for Posting Pro-Life Tweet. Dr. Leah Torres — the OB-GYN who had her medical license suspended in 2020 following a controversy over a tweet in which she seemingly bragged about cutting unborn babies’ vocal cords — is now accusing pro-life leader Lila Rose of publishing “violent rhetoric.” Rose, founder of the pro-life group Live Action, tweeted: “Abortion is violence.” In response, Torres condemned Rose, accusing her of “domestic terrorism.”
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
Deadly windstorm rolls through Pacific Northwest on January 13, leaving at least two people dead and more than half a million people without electricity. The storm left a trail of damage, caused a landslide that shut down a highway, and produced a historic wind gust of 114 km/h (71 mph) at Spokane (Washington) International Airport.
Powerful winter storm hits southern U.S. A powerful winter storm swept through Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi on January 10, leaving over 150,000 customers without power.
A powerful winter storm is affecting Japan since January 7, dropping record-breaking snow, claiming the lives of at least 10 people on January 9-10.
Intense cold waves brought rare snowfall to Taiwan this week with temperatures dropping below 10 °C (50 °F) and rare snow and freezing temperatures at higher elevations. In just 17 hours, authorities reported 18 sudden deaths, with the cause likely cold weather.
Severe weather in West Java, Indonesia, triggered severe flooding that damaged over 10,000 homes. Rescue efforts continued as of January 13 to retrieve missing people after landslides hit on January 9. 21 deaths have been confirmed, while 19 others remain missing.
Slow recovery after worst snowstorm since 1971 hits Spain. A moist, low-pressure weather system over the Atlantic Ocean collided with a cold air mass over western Europe on January 7 and 8, resulting in heavy rainfall and flash floods in southern Spain, and heaviest snowfall in central, northern, and eastern Spain since 1971. Storm Filomena left hundreds of roads impassable and at least 3 dead.
EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERSE PLACES
At least 42 known dead in Indonesia in 6.2 earthquake that toppled homes, buildings just after midnight Friday. Over 600 people were injured. Authorities are still collecting information about the full scale of casualties and damage in the affected areas. There were reports of many people trapped in the rubble of collapsed homes and buildings.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday in northern Mongolia not far from the border with Russia on January 12. USGS said there was a “low likelihood of casualties and damage” as a result of the quake. Overall, the population in this region resides in structures resistant to earthquake shaking.
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
Israel Giving Up God’s Land for So-called Peace Has Never Worked, Never Will
Shots fired at IDF forces on Gaza border, part of an ongoing process along the border. Twice on Wednesday, the IDF responded to shots from Gaza. After shots were first fired from Gaza towards IDF engineering equipment, the IDF responded by striking a Hamas guard post. Shortly after, shots were fired again, and the IDF responded by striking two Hamas guard posts.
Daesh (ISIS) attack killed 8 regime loyalists in east Syria on Monday, the latest in a series of deadly attacks. Five Syrian soldiers and three pro-regime militia fighters were among those killed. Eleven others were wounded, some critically.
The Growing Iran Threat
Iran is the new home for Al Qaeda terror network – poses ‘grave threat’ to US, Israel, Arab allies – Pompeo reveals. In a major address, US Secretary of State Pompeo warns Biden to take the Iran threat seriously. His speech comes a week after Iran announced a dramatic, dangerous escalation of uranium enrichment.
Pompeo & Head of Israel’s Mossad Spotted in Private Meeting at DC Cafe as Tensions Rise with Iran. The meeting comes on the heels of major US military movements in the Persian Gulf. Last week, the Pentagon announced that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, and its strike group were ordered to return to the Persian Gulf in response to threats from Iran. Earlier this month, the US flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf in what U.S. Central Command said was a defensive action. As early as Tuesday, reports came out of American refueling planes hovering over the Persian Gulf. Additional reports came in of a UAE reconnaissance plane and a British reconnaissance plane patrolling the Gulf as well.
Israel, Arab allies ‘on same page’ against Iran. Israel and like-minded Arab states have a shared message for Biden: Don’t reduce the pressure on Iran.
Israel determined to prevent Iran from achieving ‘Syria Project.’ Alleged strikes in Deir al-Zour and Albu Kamal areas in Syria were the latest in a long series of reported Israeli attacks designed to thwart Iran’s attempts at building a war machine in Syria. Allegedly, a senior American intelligence official said the bombings were enabled by intelligence provided to Israel by the US.
With Middle East on edge, miscalculation could trigger conflagration. Few are paying attention to dramatic developments in the Middle East involving Israel, US, Iran and its proxies. But they should. On Tuesday night, 18 airstrikes took place inside Syria, near the Syrian-Iraqi border – which foreign reports attributed to Israel, and which reportedly killed over two dozen Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters. The area serves as a key transit point from Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon. This was the fourth attack on Syria in two weeks that has been blamed on Israel.
Reports say Iran has expanded ‘kamikaze drone’ base in Yemen, with drones just within range of Israel. The report noted that these advanced drones might have a range of some 2,200 kilometers, which puts them conveniently just within range of Israel.
HATRED OF JEWS AND ISRAEL
Montreal synagogue defaced with swastikas. One man is in police custody; the suspect also reportedly had a gasoline canister. Data released by Statistics Canada in July of 2019 found that Canadian Jews were the most targeted group for hate crimes in 2018, a trend continuing from the previous two years.
HATRED OF ALL WHO NAME THE NAME OF CHRIST
Massacre ‘of 750’ reported in Aksum church complex, Tigray, Ethiopia, that reputedly houses the Ark of the Covenant. Accounts have come from those who fled the town of Aksum and walked more than 200km to the regional capital, Mekelle. EEPA’s latest dispatch on the situation in Tigray, on Tuesday, reports that 750 people were shot in Aksum, although this has not been verified. It says that the massacre was carried out by Ethiopian federal troops and Amhara militia.
China Arresting Christians for Attending Online Church. The Chinese Communist Party is using the coronavirus p[l]andemic as an excuse to crack down on Christians, even arresting some for attending online services via Zoom. “China has definitely cracked down on religion. They’re returning what I call the ‘government is God’ philosophy that they had when they were connected with the Soviet Union years ago,” David Curry told Breitbart News.
“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself” (Philippians 3:18-21).
The Great Debate About America’s Future. [The same applies to the rest of the world that has turned against God.]
Summary: Millions of Americans believe we will surely reap what we have sown. Over 60 million unborn Americans have been slaughtered since 1973, just about every form of wickedness you can possibly imagine is absolutely exploding in our society, and we continue to push God out of every aspect of public life. Does it make sense that God would bless us more than ever before when we have completely and utterly rejected Him as a nation?
Summary continues: The false doctrine that teaches things will get better before Christ returns…
Yet there is an erroneous theology taught these days that has caught on like wildfire. It’s called “Kingdom Now theology.” Besides other false doctrines, it teaches that things will get better as Christians gradually take over every realm of society and establish God’s Kingdom on Earth, then they’ll simply hand the keys of the Kingdom over to Jesus once He finally returns. It’s not an accident that many teaching “Kingdom Now theology” also teach “the prosperity gospel.” This is the opposite of what we find in the Bible. Jesus is not going to return to a planet filled with peace and prosperity. The Book of Revelation and other passages throughout the Scriptures make it exceedingly clear that the last days before Jesus returns to set up His Kingdom on Earth are going to be the worst times in all of human history.
Proponents of Kingdom Now teaching also don’t believe in the rapture, which is explained away as a feeling of rapture or excitement when the Lord returns to receive the kingdom from our hands. Wrong.
True Christians will be kept FROM (not through) the wrath to come:
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” (Revelation 3:10).
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do” (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11).
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-18).