Jul 6, 2020

We Are Headed Towards Massive Racial Unrest

The whole issue of racism in America has quickly reached a level that is cultic in nature. People are being fired from their source of employment for simply saying that “all forms of racism are wrong.”

As web companies clamp down on free speech in the name of ‘social justice,’ going so far as to red-flag the President of the United States and label Christian doctrinal statements as ‘unsafe,’ one tech giant just warned the public that hate speech against ‘majority groups’ doesn’t count. Reddit wants consumers to know that you can say whatever you want about white people, and it will not be censored.

It is becoming clear that the news networks are unconcerned about a growing number of violent attacks against white citizens. An employee of Macy’s was the victim of an “unprovoked” attack by a black man. This hate crime received very little news coverage.

The punching of a 92-year-old woman, causing her to strike her head on a fire hydrant, was widely reported. The outrage should have been over the fact that this is the 103rd time Rashid Brimmage has been arrested. A guy with a long history of mental problems is able to freely walk around attacking people because of his race. If a white person was attacking African Americans on the direction from his dead mother, I doubt his mental state would stand as an excuse. I’m sure Rashid Brimmage is already back on the street, so as soon his meds wear off, he’ll be looking for his next victim.

The Defund the Police movement has turned law enforcement on its head. When the infamous noose was found hanging in Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway, it took 15 FBI agents to investigate and determine that it was just a handle. When a woman asked a Chicago cop to stop a black man who was in the act of committing a crime, the officer looked at her and said, “Do you think I want to show up on tomorrow night’s news?” He then just walked away.

We are at the point where whites have to walk on eggshells around a clique of narcissistic sociopaths. Cancel culture is mob rule, and mob rule is, at its core, the true evil.

Even people who didn’t do anything at all are subject to the mob’s wrath. An L.A. Galaxy soccer player was forced to resign because his wife tweeted that the rioters should be shot. A lawyer in San Francisco was fired because his wife was rude to a man she thought was spray-painting BLM propaganda on a building. A company called Equity Prime Mortgage fired the stepmother of the officer charged in the controversial shooting of drunk driver Rashad Brooks. The stepmother was apparently fired for no reason other than the family link.

A San Diego Gas and Electric employee lost his job for “making a white supremacist hand gesture.” This man lost his livelihood despite the fact that he wasn’t even making an OK sign. He was apparently cracking his knuckles as he drove.

I think White Fragility is one of the worst books ever written. It was written by liberal authors who follow an insane line of logic that concludes all white people are born into a culture of racism. It promotes the racist lie that this group of humans is incapable of being racist because of the color of their skin, and this group of humans is incapable of not being racist because of the color of their skin.

The book’s logic could equally conclude that the Jews were responsible for World War II, and the German people have no responsibility for the Holocaust. The only thing the book does for white people is it’s a resource for those that need more of a reason to feel bad about themselves.

I read about Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix legal battle that showed me how close we are to total racial madness. Quaker Oats’ announcement that Aunt Jemima would get a new name and logo motivated a reporter to seek out Larnell Evans Jr. He is the great-great-grandson of Anna Short Harrington, one of several actresses who played Aunt Jemima at fairs and in advertisements.

Evans and his nephew Dannez Hunter have invested a huge amount of time in trying to shake down Quaker Oats about their shared history. In September of 2014, they filed their lawsuit against PepsiCo, the corporate owner of Quaker Oats, alleging that Harrington had helped develop Aunt Jemima’s signature self-rising pancake mix, and that the company had used her likeness as its logo without providing proper compensation. They asked for a paltry $2 billion in relief and a share of sales revenue.

The two did not bother to hire a lawyer. They created a massive legal document that implied a vast plot against black people. The documents’ idiosyncrasies elicited snark from judicial authorities. “At over 50,000 words, Hunter’s complaint is longer than both The Great Gatsby and the King James Bible’s version of the Book of Genesis,” the dismissal of a subsequent filing in Minnesota reads. “The overlong complaint meanders across a vast landscape pocked by conspiracy. Portions of the complaint are written in what appears to be Chinese.”

The Quaker Oats company has long rejected their claim—arguing the character was fictitious and had never been based on a living person. This is a line Quaker Oats has stuck to since at least 1948 when they renewed the alleged Harrington trademark and added a note stating the image did not depict a living person.

The case by Evans and Hunter was dismissed on three grounds: that the statute of limitations had lapsed; that their 15 claims either weren’t recognized by law, weren’t established with evidence, or were implausible; and that the uncle and nephew lacked documentation proving their relation to Harrington or her estate. Things have become so crazy, the day may come when PepsiCo is forced to pay a vast sum of money to anyone who claims to be a descendent of Aunt Jemima.

I was very alarmed when people started bowing to show their support for the Black Lives Matter cause. We are not too far from the point of this movement turning into a religion that requires everyone to pledge their souls to the god of racial justice. Anyone who doesn’t bow before this demonic idol will get their heads chopped off.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10, ESV).

— Todd


Masking and Unmasking

The admission must be made up front in this commentary. As an American who has just celebrated Independence Day, I can barely contain the anger that builds within. It will be a fight with my sin nature to keep that rage contained as I write.

I recently heard one of the two presumptive presidential candidates for this year’s election say, “I will do all within my power if elected president to mandate that everyone wears a mask at all times when in public.”

Being blind, I can no longer see, of course, but if I could, my vision would no doubt have reddened with blood-pressure elevation upon hearing that declaration.

Dear people, the statement is but a tiny example of the degree of attempted controls that will be forthcoming if this candidate or a candidate they choose to take his place wins in November.

At stake is whether we will suffer implementation of governmental dictatorship the founding fathers worked so hard to assure never come to pass.

We have seen recently how issuance of executive orders is dealt with by the entrenched powers that be—the judges and their panels who are more and more exerting god-like authority. I refer your memory to the current president issuing an executive order to do away with the previous president’s executive order in the matter of the so-called dreamers—the children of illegal immigrants.

Mr. Trump wants policy that restores the right to control illegal immigration. He wants this in order to provide security within the homeland and to assure that jobs for citizens of this nation won’t be taken by those who are here illegally. Within his executive order were safeguards against inflicting undue hardships on the young, illegal residents whose parents brought them here through no fault of their own.

The judges who ruled in an unprecedented—some say unconstitutional—way on the executive order said the president can’t change the executive order of the previous president. So it’s okay for President Obama to issue the executive order allowing illegals to come and overwhelm the job market and even endanger all of us through increased criminal activity with their numbers, but it is not okay for President Trump to issue an executive order that makes sure jobs for American citizens rather than for illegals are preserved.

This is the way the entrenched DC judicial system works. They exert a quasi-judicial prerogative at best, and in my opinion, an illegitimate one.

So, if President Trump loses in November and the new president—a DC swamp creature of the first order—as he has declared, issues an executive order that we all will wear masks from now on while in public, I, at least, have no doubt, we will be wearing masks or will face fines and jail time.

That same entrenched DC agglomerate evil has shown their intention to control us at every level. In being specific, I will stay within our theme surrounding the subject of masks.

The nation has for the past four years, and even previous to that, gone through the anti-constitutional process of enduring an attempted coup d’état. One early step in that attempted coup was the unmasking of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The intelligence community, with the almost certain knowledge and orders of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, set General Flynn up through FBI agents. Flynn, in order to avoid his son being dragged into the illegal prosecutorial action, pleaded guilty to a lesser process crime. It was a technicality concocted and perpetrated by the so-called deep state.

The unmasking in order to pursue criminally charging the general was done through what have now been proven to be unjustified FISA warrants—i.e., warrants in order to engage in surveillance on Flynn that had no legal basis.

It is thought by General Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, and by most who truly understand the evil done to the general that this was done in order to try to get Flynn—the incoming national security advisor—to flip on the new president. That is, the frame-up was perpetrated in order to have Flynn give false information on Trump so a case for impeachment could be built. Another reason for the frame-up of Flynn, according to Ms. Powell and others, including radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, was to get rid of Flynn because he would have been in position as national security advisor to get to the bottom of the coup attempt the intelligence services were conducting. He had to go, as the saying goes.

With all that has gone on—and we have been subjected to this wickedness by the minions, both human and demonic, in high places for almost five years—is there any doubt that there are nefarious reasons behind their wanting us to wear masks? Reasons far beyond the COVID-19 matter?

Americans are being frightened into believing that a virus that nowhere near exceeds annual flu statistics in terms of numbers of deaths makes it mandatory that we follow government dictates that rob us of our civil liberties one incremental step at a time. And make no mistake, this is why the same cabal that has attempted this coup d’état wants the American public dumbed down and made to follow orders like lemmings so this nation can be brought into the globalist order they are determined to establish.

It is actually Satan, the father of lies, who is behind the machinations we are witnessing.

So, James, you are a Bible prophecy pundit, some would accuse. Why are you so into the politics of all this? Believe me, I would rather veg out and drink my coffee and “watch” WW II documentaries—which I love to do. This, and ignore what is coming upon this world at such a pace it is hard to keep track.

However, you can’t achieve obtaining transparency with blinders on—or while wearing a mask that enslaves. The Christian in these prophetic times should put down the coffee and romance movies—and even the documentaries and other entertainments—and watch, as the Lord instructed (Mark 13: 37).

Blind physically though I am, I can see that the same evil that would do anything, including breaking the law by ignoring the Constitution, thus framing a battle-honored, highly decorated soldier like General Flynn, will go along, without hesitation, with enslaving us all. The same evil operatives that brought us the coup d’état hoax are of the same ilk that would dictate that we will wear masks because of an enormously exaggerated virus. This lawless ideology will use—and is currently using, in my view—the anarchy, arson, tearing-down of America, and yes, even the so-called coronavirus pandemic, in order to establish the absolute power they crave over a formerly constitutionally protected people.

Bible prophecy is the unmasking of this evil. God, Himself, has ripped the mask from Satan’s plot—for example, in Psalm 2 and throughout chapters of Daniel and Revelation. God has given true transparency into the matters we are facing in these upcoming hours so near the end of this quickly fleeting age.

The more that is revealed through observing these times, the greater the comfort Christians can take from God’s prophetic Word.

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 4:16–18)

—Terry

 

 

Jun 29, 2020

The Biggest Financial Bubble of All Time

I have just finished a chapter for one of Terry’s future books. I hope the publish date is soon, because my initial working title was the Coming Fiscal storm. I had six months to write the chapter, so there was room to change my approach of a coming monetary disaster to a process that is currently playing out.

One of the most amazing things about this current monetary crisis is how quickly our national debt has risen. In total we have allocated around $3 trillion to fight the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown. From May 3 to June 3, the official national debt increased by $1 trillion, which is five times faster than the previous record for debt creation.

With COVID-19 virus cases spiking, there is talk of going back into full lockdown mode. Apple corporation has already decided to close some of its stores in hot-zone areas. President Trump and key senators are talking about sending out a fresh round of stimulus checks.

The Federal Reserve has been keeping the party going by buying up the nation’s new debt. The Fed even found a way to skirt laws that barred the purchase of corporate bonds. From the moment the Federal Reserve announced how it would buy bonds for its $250 billion Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility, something seemed amiss. The central bank has already granted it the ability to buy individual corporate bonds by creating a complex set of rules and terms for its activity.

The Fed last week unveiled an entirely new class of eligible assets called “Eligible Broad Market Index Bonds.” This was little more than a workaround for issuers being forced to certify that they’re in compliance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The Fed will simply spend what it feels is needed to fix the economy.

Another indication that we are in the king of all bubbles is the wild fluctuation of many stocks. The Hertz car rental company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company stock dropped down to 56 cents, and then it began to soar as day traders pushed up the price to $5.50. Hertz received approval from a bankruptcy judge to sell up to $1 billion of common stock to take advantage of its recent share rally.

At the same time, Hertz warned that there was a significant risk that shareholders won’t receive recovery under the Chapter 11 proceedings and that its “common stock will be worthless.” The plan was scrapped when it became clear there would be lawsuits once people realized they bought worthless stock.

Nikola Motors is a Tesla competitor with zero revenue. Unphased investors have nevertheless piled into the stock, sending the company’s valuation soaring to well above $23 billion in just three months on public exchanges. CEO Trevor Milton says the new stockholders “don’t care,” and neither does he.

“They care more about the environmental impact of what you’re doing,” Milton told CNBC in an interview. “‘Oh, you’re six months or eight months from revenue?’ They don’t care. They’re like, ‘you know what? You’re changing the world. You’re going to reduce emissions more than anyone else. We’re invested into you.'”

Chesapeake Energy Corp is preparing to file for bankruptcy in the coming days, making it the largest oil and gas producer to unravel after an energy market rout caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Oklahoma City-based company is in the final stages of negotiating a roughly $900 million debtor-in-possession loan to support its operations while under Chapter 11 bankruptcy-court protection, two of the sources said. The company is reeling under a mountain of debt totaling more than $9 billion.

Chesapeake Energy’s stock should be trading very close to zero at this point. It remains around $11 per share because, like with Hertz stock, people have completely lost touch with financial reality.

The current bubble environment takes on a supernatural dimension when one considers what China has accomplished. No other nation on earth has increased its national currency to such a high level, and it plans on more money printing. China’s central bank governor Yi Gang said that China will keep liquidity ample in the second half of the year.

In order to boost its stagnating economy, China is about to unleash a historic credit injection: Yi said that new loans are likely to hit nearly 20 trillion yuan ($2.83 trillion) this year, up from a record 16.81 trillion yuan in 2019, and total social financing could increase by more than 30 trillion yuan ($4.2 trillion), or about 30% of GDP. A similar number for the US would be about $7 trillion, which is more or less what the US deficit will be over the next 12 months.

There is no doubt in my mind that God is in full control of the global economy. Even the most godless economist should have some wonderment over why the world grows more financially distressed without descending into total chaos.

“The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil” (Proverbs 16:4).

–Todd


Time to Assess

We’re well past April 15 and tax time, which was delayed this year because of COVID-19. However, time to assess came. It always does. Two things are inevitable in life, the saying goes—death and taxes.

However, these aren’t inevitable in terms of believers in Jesus Christ. In the case of death, not all Christians will experience it. In the case of taxes, there is a generation of believers that could miss paying them. In both cases of death and taxes, it depends upon the Rapture.

Christians will leave the planet in an instant, being changed while alive into immortal bodies. And, if that glorious event occurs before the due tax date, they will avoid having to file tax information. Two good reasons for making sure you go in the Rapture, wouldn’t you agree?

It would be a welcome thing to not be required to deal with how much we owe Uncle Sam. I make the jest in order to lead into another sort of assessment that must be made. It is best to make it now rather than later. It, again, is wrapped up in the Rapture.

The thrilling moment when Christ calls the believer in the air, there will be an assessment. Everything done during life on earth will be looked into by the Lord Jesus Himself. There will be no mistakes in His heavenly audit.

Now this is where Christians become nervous. Will everything I’ve done be flashed upon a Jumbotron screen—the good, the bad, and the ugly?

Take comfort: Nothing bad or ugly will be on that heavenly display, as I believe the Bible teaches. Only the good things done in this life will remain on that screen.

All sinyou see, has already been dealt with by the Savior—the Lamb of Godwhen He hung upon that old rugged cross at Calvary. He forever did away with our sin when He said: “It is finished” and gave up His life, commending His Spirit into the hands of the Heavenly Father. The bad and the ugly were forever forgotten at that moment—that is, for those who accept Christ’s sacrifice that day some two thousand years ago.

The assessment that will be made when we stand—probably kneel—before our Lord at the bema seat judgment will involve works we have done on earth that are outside consideration of sin, which, as noted, was forever forgotten at the cross for the believer.

Motive is what will be assessed at this eternal moment.

Now, we might experience a minute of regret that we didn’t do more for our Lord. There is debate among theologians about that matter.

The Lord—the perfect Auditorwill assess whether what we did in this life with regard to certain heavenly parameters was to please Him or to satisfy our own desires.

Now, I realize that this brings up many more questions than it answers. It seems simple enough on the surface. Good works will receive rewards—even crowns. All works not done with proper motive will be burned by Heaven’s fire of righteousness in some way, as I understand what the Bible tells us.

But, this whole matter of the judgment seat of Christ—the bema—warrants an in-depth study in order to come anywhere close to comprehending this magnificent moment of assessment by the God of creation.

An upside to this heavenly assessmentas juxtaposed against hanging around planet earth to pay our April 15 confiscatory taxes to Uncle Sam, includes that, rather than have to pay, we will be paid for services rendered to Heaven’s great causes.

The constant thought near the front of our considerations while living our increments of life should be that this assessment could take place following the next click of the second hand, or our next heartbeat. Once the Rapture calls us to be with our Lord or death does so, our time to earn heavenly rewards will be a closed matter. The time for doing what we do here in genuinely wanting to please God will close, and we will look into the omniscient eyes of our Savior.

As I indicated, the matter of the bema judgment is not simple. It warrants study. Fortunately, God’s Word provides much to teach all we need to know about this subject.

Looking through my computer files is what prompted me to think on this matter. However, I believe the Holy Spirit did the true prompting in impressing that it’s time to assess. The file I found gives a good, solid study outline for this assessment.

I might have put this together some years ago myself, I’m not sure. But I believe it is rather from Dr. Harold Wilmington, a great teacher and Bible scholar at Liberty University.

Carefully go through these scriptural truths to more fully understand that coming assessment of your life before the bema.

Things on which Christians will be judged at the judgment seat of Christ:

  1. How we treat other believers—Hebrews 6:10; Matthew 10:41–42.
  2. How we exercise our authority over others—Hebrews 13:17; James 3: 1.
  3. How we employ our God-given abilities—1 Corinthians 12:4, 12; 2 Timothy 1:6; 1 Peter 4: 10.

Add to these Scriptures Jesus’ teaching of the Parables of the ten pounds (Luke 19:11–6) and the talents (Matthew 25:14–29).

Each believer has at least one talent—1 Corinthians 7: 7, 12:7–11; Ephesians 4:7; 1 Peter 4:10.

There are 18 of these gifts—Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4.

It’s up to each believer to find/discern his or her gifts.

  1. How we use our money—1 Corinthians 60:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6–7; 1 Timothy 6:17–19.

All belongs to God—1 Peter 18–19.

  1. How we spend our time—Psalm 90:12; Ephesians 5:16; Colossians 4:5; 1 Peter 1:17.
    1. How much we suffer for Jesus—Matthew 5:11–12; Mark 10:29–30; Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Peter 4:12–13.
    2. How we run the particular race God has chosen for us—1 Corinthians 9:24; Philippians 2:16, 3:13–14; Hebrews 12:1.
    3. How effectively we control the old nature—1 Corinthians 9:25–27. Greek word adokimos, “castaway,” means “disapproved.” It means self is disapproved. Paul wanted to keep his old nature in check, as seen in 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Corinthians 16:3; Philippians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:4.
    4. How many souls we witness to, and win to Christ—Proverbs 11:30; Daniel 12:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:19–20.
    5. How we react to temptation—James 1:2–3; Revelation 3:10.
    6. How much the doctrine of the Rapture means to us—2 Timothy 4:8.
    7. How faithful we are to the Word of God and the flock of God—Acts 20:26–28; 2 Timothy 4:1–2; 1 Peter 5:2–4.

    What will be the results of the judgment seat of Christ?

    Some will receive rewards—1 Corinthians 3:14

    Bible mentions at least five rewards:

    • The incorruptible crown, given to those who master the old nature—1 Corinthians 9:25–27
    • The crown of rejoicing given to soul winners—Proverbs 11:30; Daniel 12:31; Thessalonians 2:19–20.
    • The crown of life, given to those who successfully endure temptation—James 1:2–3; Revelation 2:10.
    • The crown of righteousness for those who especially love the doctrine of the Rapture—2 Timothy 4:8.
    • The crown of glory, given to faithful preachers and teachers—Acts 20:26–28; 2 Timothy 4:1–2; 1 Peter 5:2–4.

    Looking around at the stage-setting for prophetic fulfillment that is moving in convergence and at a pace that is stunning, it is certainly time to assess!

    –Terry