Jan 20, 2020

Liberals Cheerleading for Iran

The Democrats are so fixated on getting Trump, they will now ally with anyone, even if it means siding with the terrorist state of Iran. Their motto is “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” After Trump ordered the drone strike on General Qasem Soleimani, the left was suddenly having friendly thoughts about a man who had helped kill 100s of American soldiers.

CNN had quoted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as saying the United States committed a “grave mistake” in killing Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani; and US President Donald Trump responded on Twitter, writing that if Tehran attacks American assets, the US will strike “very hard and very fast.”

Some news sources spoke of the man as being quiet and loving poetry. His face gently frosted with a close-cropped white beard, his dreamy eyes seeming to shine with the recollection of a fond memory, he bears more than a passing resemblance to a mid-career Sean Connery, circa Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He was described as a unifying leader for the Iranian people. Soleimani was the architect of Iran’s sphere of influence across the Middle East, and was considered to be the country’s second most powerful man.

New York Times journalist Farnaz Fassihi has been parroting Iranian propaganda into the Western media following Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s death. Retired army intelligence officer Tony Shaffer and former CIA chief of station, Daniel Hoffman said some of her tweets were directly cited from anonymous Iranian sources. Shaffer said he believes Fassihi could be getting information fed to her directly from the Iranian government.

A stampede broke out at the funeral for Soleimani; at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said. The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Soleimani.

A clearly leftist professor is no longer on staff at Babson College in Massachusetts after what he described as a “bad attempt at humor” in a Facebook post, in which he said Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei “should tweet a list of 52 sites of beloved American cultural heritage that he would bomb.” The professor suggested those targets might include Minnesota’s Mall of America and a home of the Kardashian family, among other locations.

There was an article on the Babylon Bee that got much attention. It mocked the Democrat’s weak tone on the killing of Qasem Soleimani. It was meant to be a work of 100% satire, but it could be seen as predictive of how insane the Democrats may become someday:

At a press conference held on Capitol Hill Friday, mourning Democratic leaders called for flags to be flown half-mast to honor the death of Qasem Soleimani.

Flags were spotted flying at half-mast around the country, notably at The Washington Post, The New York Times, and in front of several celebrities’ homes. The celebrities went out and bought an American flag for the first time just to fly it at half-mast for this important time of grief.

“The grieving process is painful but necessary,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar. “As a nation, we need to stop and grieve this great, austere, revered religious scholar. He was one of the good ones.”

In a rare moment of unity with The Squad, Pelosi gave each of the girls a hug, telling them to just “let it all out” in their time of sadness.

Ocasio-Cortez didn’t seem to know what was happening but adjusted her glasses to look smart.

A teary-eyed Barack Obama was also seen solemnly lowering the flag in front of his seaside mansion. “To think, this all could have been prevented with a few pallets of cash.” He sighed and stared off into the distance, a look of pain and regret on his face. “If only Trump had targeted a U.S. citizen with a drone strike instead.”

Later, Democrats clarified they meant we should fly the Iranian flag at half-mast, not the “offensive and problematic” American flag.

https://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-call-for-flags-to-be-flown-half-mast-to-grieve-death-of-soleimani

Democrats and the media are now blaming the US and Trump for the fact that Iran shot down a passenger jet. It should be clear to all that Iran’s lack of respect for human life is the main reason why those 176 passengers are now dead. If an Iranian soldier shot himself in the foot, the left would blame Trump.

We would not have this insane behavior on the part of the liberal media if people showed their outrage. Giving aid & comfort to the enemy is treason. CNN, ABC, CBS, and PBS might as well relocate to Tehran or Moscow.

I don’t expect any type of improvement on the part of the press. I think we are too close to the tribulation hour to allow for reform. When you have the liberal media willing to become chummy with one of America’s worst enemies, the end must be very near.

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).

–Todd


God Is Still Awake!

A recent article in The Washington Post inadvertently mentioned it through an attributed quotation. Evidence forthcoming from the elimination of Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force, the division of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), seems to validate it. As a matter of fact, every breaking-news story seems alive with it. Yet we who “watch” the unfolding of issues and events already know it in the deepest reaches of our spiritual hearts and minds.

The Word of God says it all: “Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4).

The Washington Post article said in part:

But as conflict in the Middle East intensified and natural disasters struck, some voices are taking the opportunity to offer biblical interpretations. Religious teachers and authors, especially some conservative Christians, often draw on these kinds of current events as examples of how various predictions and descriptions in the Old and New Testaments could be coming true.

Many of these religious leaders view actions in Iran, a Muslim-majority country, as playing a special role in these predictions, which usually focus on the apocalypse, or the end of days.

California-based prophecy writer Bill Salus told viewers this week on the show “Prophecy Watchers” that “Iran is the elephant in the room in the Middle East … he’s the bully.” Salus suggested on the show that God is angry with the current Iranian leadership and that Christians should watch recent events as likely to fulfill biblical prophecies.

“I really do believe this is going to lead to other things,” Salus said. “This is number one on my radar.” (Sarah Bulliam Baily,Iran tensions could fulfill apocalyptic biblical prophecies, some religious teachers say,” by Sarah Bulliam Baily, Washington Post, January 10, 2020)

Bill Salus does seem to have a point that the evidence validates—at least to us who believe Israel’s God neither sleeps nor slumbers. God is awake and looks to be angry with the leadership of Iran.

The tragic, mistaken shooting-down of the Ukrainian 737 at the time of the missiles roaring toward Iraq in the attack on American assets certainly seems more than just coincidence. Some believe God’s hand is in the tragedy.

This begs the question: Is God a capricious God?

Does He look down from His heavenly throne room and say, “This will show them I AM’s anger?” Is He a volatile, mercurial, unstable, erratic being that acts in such ways?

Absolutely not. But, does He allow acts that bring to light the evil of earthly actors? Yes, absolutely.

The Almighty performed such enlightenment, some prophecy watchers believe, by allowing the world to see the Iranian regime’s dealings with the deaths of those many people aboard the commercial passenger jet. First, they tried to portray it as a probable mechanical failure, then as pilot error, and finally as caused by the American president for his killing of their second in command.

This, incidentally, is the same thing many within the Democrat party’s presidential candidates and much of mainstream news media held—that it was President Trump’s ordering the elimination of Soleimani that caused the accidental shooting-down of the airliner, ultimately.

The lie didn’t work, just like most of the Democrat Party and mainstream news media’s lies haven’t worked.

The Iranian people arose in great numbers, showing they believe the oppressive, Iranian masters who rule over them were and are responsible for the ongoing problems they’re suffering.

It seems that Heaven is making certain truth is told through the evil being perpetrated.

Another signal that this is the case is, I think, wrapped up in Iran’s avaricious determination to develop nuclear weapons so they can have total hegemony over all the Middle East, particularly Israel. —Also so they can threaten the rest of the world, if opposed in their evil doings.

It is more than interesting that at the time the missiles were being launched toward American assets in Iraq and the airliner was mistakenly shot down, the very region of Iran’s nuclear-development facilities we’ve been mentioning was shaken by earthquakes.

An earthquake struck Iran near the Islamic Regime’s Bushehr nuclear plant on Wednesday according to reports. The event happened as missiles were launched at Iraqi bases housing US troops.

A USGS quake map published two separate graphs southest of Borzajan — one at 7.50 am IST (10 km SE, magnitude 4.9) and another at 8:49 am IST (17 km SE, magnitude 4.5).

The chart reveals the respective locations of the earthquake’s epicentre and the town of Bushehr, which is close to the site of Tehran’s nuclear power plant. (David Sidman, “ Magnitude 5 Earthquake Near Iran’s Nuclear Facility,” January 8, 2020, Rapture Ready News, January 11, 2020)

It is the second 5.0 magnitude earthquake in the area in recent months.

Nothing takes place without Heaven’s notice. God is not an existential Creator. He is awake and aware. Let us, as “watchmen on the wall,” be the same in these closing days of the Age of Grace. Let us watch and forewarn.

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. (Mark 13:37)

—Terry

 

Jan 13, 2020

Virginia’s Governor Northam’s Proposed Gun-Confiscation Squad

An assault on the Constitution is often described as a visual of someone burning the document or ripping it up. The actual constitutional document looks like it survived several attacks. I saw it on a trip to Washington, DC, and you can barely read it.

The four-page Constitution was initially given very little care. After it was approved by the Continental Congress in 1787, it was kept for a few years by the secretary of the Constitutional Convention, Roger Alden. It passed briefly into the hands of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, after which it was shuttled from unremarkable storage building to unremarkable storage building for years.

It is very ironic that, today, the founding documents of America – the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights – are on display in their own specially designed building. They are behind a few inches of bulletproof glass and in an environment of non-reactive argon gas. The documents are even examined by a $3.3 million monitoring system, designed by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, so that signs of damage can be detected long before they could be by the human eye. If World War III should break out, the Constitution can be lowered 22 feet into a bunker that could survive a nuclear attack.

It doesn’t require physical damage to harm the Constitution. New rules can be added by amendment. If any movement can get two thirds of both Houses and ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the States, we could allow for a monkey to run for Congress.

There are other ways to amend the Constitution by bypassing the ballot box. By slowly changing the meaning of the Constitution, a new meaning of the founding fathers’ words can take place. In 1987, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall delivered a lecture, “The Constitution: A Living Document,” in which he argued that the Constitution must be interpreted in light of the moral, political, and cultural climate of the age of interpretation.

Marshall’s word might as well have come right out of the pit of hell. Liberals are using this flexible reading of the Constitution to go after our right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. The general thinking is that guns have become too dangerous, so the government needs to confiscate them.

I found it remarkable what former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said when asked about his stance on gun control. At least two times, O’Rourke was asked whether he would support the confiscation of guns he calls weapons of war. He said yes. I sat dumbfound over how he was allowed to declare without any constitutional authority, “We’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

In the state of Virginia, there is an effort to ban all “assault firearms” and any magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Governor Northam has a plan to fund a gun confiscation squad. The Governor has requested $4 million and 18 law-enforcement positions to enforce his gun ban – a request that could be the preparatory steps for confiscating the guns, which would be banned by SB 16.

Moreover, the Governor is requesting another $3.5 million to enforce gun control that has NOT been passed by the legislature and is NOT even current law in Virginia: universal background checks, one gun a month limitations, so-called “red flag” gun confiscation orders, and more.

Over 100 cities and counties have declared “sanctuary” pledges to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the people, but the state hasn’t backed down. This led to an opinion from the Democrat Virginia Attorney General proclaiming the sanctuary movement a big legal nothing. When liberals declare sanctuary status for cities over illegal immigration, it’s a valid act; when conservatives try the same tactic, it means nothing.

Jesus gave us wise advice on personal security. The Lord said the one who handles the moneybag should have a sword for protection. The day will come when there is no danger of violence, but because we still live in a sinful world, a weapon can be a useful tool in some situations.

“He said to them, ‘But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one” (Luke 22:36, ESV).

“He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isaiah 2:4, ESV).

–Todd


Prophetic Preparation Progressing

When peering into the New Year 2020, prophecy watchers can easily see developments on the major fronts, the things that include the Apostle Paul’s “perilous times” characteristics pervading the entirety of humanity. America, it’s not hard to determine, is at the forefront of those characteristics coming into view.

Geopolitically, the prophetic progression is even more observable. Matters in the Middle East, with Israel’s primary enemies stirring trouble, are heating up. The Gog-Magog coalition, as we have looked at a number of times, is all but on the march. Russia, Iran (Persia), and Turkey (Togarmah) lead the way in forming that force that will constitute that fatal Ezekiel 38–39 prophetic assault.

The apostate church and the “whore of Babylon” amalgamation are marching throughout the daily, even minute-by-minute news-feeds. The current pope issues statements and declarations of Vatican officialdom almost weekly that sound patently ungodly, even anti-Christ.

Anti-Semitism is growing exponentially, not in the Middle East where it traditionally incubates, but in the cities of America.

Synagogues are invaded and people are murdered. Jewish people walking the sidewalks are attacked and stabbed or beaten for reasons no one can explain. Zechariah 12:1–3 is coming to life as an end-times prophecy before our eyes days and night.

Those are the majors, but the subtle, less easily recognizable developments are progressing geometrically as well.

I will mention but two of these indicators of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline.

The first is what I view as preparation for the “hooks in the jaws” referenced by the prophet Ezekiel those millennia ago.

And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. (Ezekiel 38:3–4)

I believe that with the Donald J. Trump presidency has come a dynamic putting-in-place for fulfillment of this prophecy.

America was on track to become more and more dependent on foreign oil—particularly Middle Eastern oil. The previous administration had made oil production and pipeline routing very difficult to develop. The globalist elites’ aim, to my way of thinking, was to successfully bring the US into the configuration for manipulating and controlling this nation’s wealth, largely through these maneuverings.

America, as no other nation, runs on fossil fuels. The globalist controllers, in my analysis, were, in effect, in the process of greatly diminishing the American economic hegemony in this way.

The American voter—influenced by God, I have no doubt—completely disrupted those globalist powers’ blueprint plans. Therefore, we have witnessed an insane rage, led by Lucifer himself.

Middle Eastern enemies of Israel were thrown off their collective evil scheme also. Mr. Trump, through deregulating the oil-production industry to a great extent, has brought our nation, in three short years, to almost full oil and natural gas independence.

This he has done through freeing, for example, the oil fracking industry in order to get at hard-to-reach oil reserves. This has further enraged the ecological climate-change fanatics.

The results are that the major players within the Gog-Magog coalition have seen their economies dwindle to dangerously low levels. Dangerous because their populations are suffering in many ways because of those regimes’ political ideologies and suppression. They can no longer sell their oil because of not having their near monopolies or at least superior quantities of the liquid black gold.

The US is now on the brink of becoming the world’s largest exporter of oil, and things look to get even better in that regard.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Iran’s ayatollahs, as well as Turkey’s tyrannical leader, are hurting as their nations’ populations are demanding rescue from their dictator-imposed plight.

This demand, I believe, might well be the “hooks in the jaws” of the Gog-Magog prophecy.

These prophesied peoples are gathered north of Israel and are looking, greedily to their south for “great spoil.”

Meantime, Israel, as well as the United States, is picking up the slack in petroleum production and distribution that the Gog-Magog coalition is losing. The following excerpt shows, in part, that this is happening.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz traveled to Athens, Greece, on Thursday, where they are to sign a three-way gas agreement with Cyprus and Greece that sets the stage for the exportation of natural gas to Europe…

Before leaving for Athens, Netanyahu announced, “We are headed to a very important summit with the president of Cyprus and the newly-elected Greek prime minister.”

The prime minister added that “we have established an alliance in the Middle East of tremendous importance for the future of Israel’s energy and turning it into an energy superpower.”

The Athens summit occurs in the context of recent strategic talks between Israel, Cyprus and Greece, and the launch of Israel’s offshore Leviathan gas field on Tuesday, the largest energy project in Israel’s history. It is expected to yield 22 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, paving the way for multibillion-dollar gas-export deals with Egypt and Jordan. (“Israel, Cyprus and Greece Are Signing an Agreement to Build a Pipeline That Will Bring Israeli Gas Across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe,” “Breaking Israel News,” Rapture Ready News, January 4, 2020)

Another signal of prophetic progression is development in the arena of preparing for the “mark” of Revelation 13.

And he 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, or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:16–17)

A famous billionaire seems to be at the forefront of fulfillment of the prophecy. The following explains.

For years we’ve been watching as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, now retired from the company he founded, use his billions to give “free vaccinations” to people in third world countries. Now Bill has become a founding partner in another company, this one is called the ID2020 Alliance, and its goal is to give every human being on Earth a digital id. How do they plan on accomplishing this feat? By combining mandatory vaccinations with implantable microchips.

This hybrid of vaccinations and implantable microchips is already happening. (“The ID2020 Alliance Is Setting the Course of Digital ID Through a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership, Ensuring Digital ID Is Responsibly Implemented and Widely Accessible,” https://id2020.org/)

Another news item expands on movement toward use of global identification technology:

The ID2020 Alliance is a digital identity program that uses vaccination to insert tiny microchips into people’s bodies as part of a “digital identity program,” which has already been rolled out for use on the homeless…

Big Pharma is officially partnering with the tech industry to pair “immunization” with digital biometrics, meaning humans will soon be micro chipped, tracked, and ultimately controlled through a global identification matrix. (“ID2020 and Partners Launch Program to Provide Digital ID with Vaccines, “

https://www.biometricupdate.com/201909/id2020-and-partners-launch-program-to-provide-digital-id-with-vaccines)

The new year indeed looks to be one of preparing for profound prophetic progression.

–Terry

 

 

 

–Terry