Oct 7, 2019

Let’s Destroy America to Save It

The collapse of the Roman Empire was the process of decline that took hundreds of years. Thanks to advancements in technology, the collapse of America is on speed dial. In Roman times it could take weeks to conduct business with a city just 30 miles down the road. Today we have instant communication that can transfer information from one location to another in a fraction of a second.

People are using the technology leap to do the devil’s business. They are destroying our nation in order to bring about a change that aligns with their political beliefs.

The liberal media have become one of the most destructive forces in America. They have reached the point where they will attack people with hardly any provocation. I grew up in Iowa, so I’m familiar with the leftist Des Moines Register. A few weeks ago, this newspaper ran a profile of Carson King, who rose to fame after raising more than $1 million when he appeared on ESPN’s popular “College GameDay” program with a sign asking for money for beer. King had said he would donate the money to a children’s hospital.

The Register wrote a profile of King that pointed to racist tweets King had posted when he was 16 years old. The Des Moines Register should have run the background check on reporter Aaron Calvin who wrote the story, because he had a history of racist tweets. Calvin was fired, but the Register’s editor Carol Hunter still has her job. “You’re angry, you’re disappointed and you want us to understand that,” Hunter wrote in a column. She needs to lose her job for approving the fiasco. Because, as soon as the controversy dies down, Hunter will be authorizing the needless victimization of some other person.

The UAW strike against GM has stretched into its third week. The press is focused on how the longer it lasts, the worse Michigan’s fragile economy becomes — with huge potential consequences for the 2020 presidential race. Years ago, the press would put pressure on both sides of an auto strike to bring about the quickest resolution. Today, the media are for the prolonging of any strike that supports their political allies.

I did a search of “GM strike” and found that nearly 30 news organizations all ran with the same headline, “It’s estimated the strike has cost GM $1 billion so far.” We are not even in a recession and we have a fixation on how much damage is being inflicted on our nation’s largest automaker. The UAW is proposing the strange move of staging a “no-confidence” vote for Chief Executive Mary Barra. A no-confidence vote by the UAW wouldn’t carry any force with GM or its board of directors. Only self-destructive people would attack the leader they’re trying to find a compromise with.

Hollywood has long been blamed for producing movies that glorify violence. The new movie “Joker” is just the latest film to earn this criticism. Warner Brothers responded to the controversy with a written statement: “neither the fictional character Joker, nor the film, is an endorsement of real-world violence of any kind. It is not the intention of the film, the filmmakers or the studio to hold this character up as a hero.”

Warner Brothers restricted access for print and broadcast journalists from the red carpet at the U.S. premiere of the movie. It also said that “Joker” would not be playing at the Cinemark Aurora theater where the 2012 “Dark Knight Rises” mass shooting took place, killing 12 and wounding 70.

What makes the Joker a dangerous sympathetic character is the claim he is just a product of the breakdown of social order. Everyone else is mad, so I’ll go shoot a bunch of people. The inability of the clapping-seal press to see the sinister trend in movies just shows how blind our society has become to an invasion of evil.

The most pressing threat to our nation is the so-called impeachment process playing out in Washington, DC. We have congressional members acting like they are judging on American Idol, thinking they remove President Trump with their single vote. All these liberals who say the impeachment process will be better for the Constitution and the people of this country would be singing a different tune if a Republican-controlled Congress was trying to remove a Democratic president just because they didn’t like him.

We are headed down the same path that leads to unrest and someone restoring order by declaring themselves to be our new head of state. To know our future is to simply ask the question: What do we collectively love the most?

“People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God– having a form of godliness but denying its power” (2 Timothy 3:2-5).

–Todd


Discerning This Dispensation’s Disposition

Last week on Jan Markell’s program, Understanding the Times, aired on 850 radio stations across America, Jan interviewed yours truly on our new book, Discerners: Analyzing Converging Prophetic Signs for the End Of Days.

Thanks to her (in my view, gifted) interview talent, and thanks to the precarious disposition of this generation, the conversation was (again, in my view) Heaven-directed. This program pointed to the crucial position the current generation occupies with regard to Heaven’s view of things discussed during that hour. We looked with exceedingly sharp focus on exactly why this generation must be so near the moment of Christ’s interdiction into the corrupt affairs of mankind.

All of that said, Jan would be quick to agree, I think, that neither she nor I should get glory for truth brought out during the interview. Our back and forth, I sensed, flowed from Holy Spirit influence. Near the end of the broadcast, she asked what I thought was the primary thing to look for as the hours, days, months, and years move swiftly toward that divine intervention.

With the many chapters written by some of the best writers of our times having just been briefly dissected during the hour, the term “convergence” came to mind, of course. This term is in the subtitle of the book. Each writer–it was profoundly obvious as I went through the book in my job as general editor–zeroes in on every assigned prophetic signal of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline.

Dr. Larry Spargimino writes unerringly on the many characteristics of rebellious mankind found in 2 Timothy 3. Jeff Kinley outlines, with stark examples, the dark delusion that is descending upon humanity. Second Thessalonians 2 is manifesting during this generation.

Don McGee presents an eye-opening case for the social and cultural decay corrupting this generation. He brings forth evidence that evil men and seducers are becoming more prevalent, turning people away from God. Nathan Jones thoroughly deals with the Daniel 12:4 developments in technology and travel. He expertly lays out issues and events now fulfilling Daniel’s prophecy that the book of end-time things will be opened to people alive at the end of the age.

Daymond Duck, one of the most highly sought-after speakers at prophecy conferences, brings forward a tremendous chapter giving the issues and events that are showing Satan’s preparation to bring to power his Antichrist. Duck goes through the many aspects of the globalists’ methodologies and organizational machinations to establish the man of sin’s dictatorial regime.

Dr. Tom Hughes examines the many signals that the false religious system of Revelation 17 is in the process of developing. He presents, in vivid detail, the evil that is fomented against biblical Christianity, such as the pope claiming that even atheists will be in Heaven. Pete Garcia analyzes what the seventieth-year of Israel’s rebirth into modernity means. He explains how and why things surrounding that rebirth portend the nearness of Christ’s return.

Phillip Goodman and Grant Phillips, in each of their chapters, weave a tapestry of what a Christian’s comportment should be like as we see that day approaching. Discernment, as believers bear witness for Christ, has never been more critical. Gary Stearman gives a cutting-edge portrayal of what the satanic drive toward socialism and the globalist rage are all about. This rebellion means that judgment hangs heavily above a rebellious creation.

Ryan Pitterson brings great enlightenment to the mix of how crucial discernment is in understanding these strange times. He raises awareness of how much like the days of Noah and the days of Lot the world is now, writing in dynamic fashion about the days of Genesis 6 as juxtaposed against our own time. The violence and anti-God comportment of mankind have brought about the “reprobate mind” forewarned by the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:28).

Jan, herself, undertakes a powerful exploration of why there is such hatred for Christianity and for the pre-Trib Rapture in particular. Second Peter 3:3-4 prove just how things are shaping up for the last of the last days. Tim Cameron paints a terrifying picture of what the post-Rapture will be like for those left behind, yet he presents the biblical prescription for how to avoid that fate.

Dr. David Reagan puts together a devastating case against those who expound on the lie that God is a “cosmic teddy bear” who would never let anyone go to a fictional place called Hell. At the same time, he writes truth about God’s righteous judgment and wrath and presents the blessed assurance that the Creator isn’t willing for anyone to perish, but wants all to repent and be saved.

So, the word “convergence” encapsulates the many end-time indicators of where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline. Certainly, these writers deal thoroughly with each of these major signals.

But to answer Jan Markell’s question–or, “to fulfill my assignment” might be a better way to put it—I needed to look deeper into the premise. Remember, her question basically asked what I thought was the primary thing to look for as we move swiftly toward Christ’s Second Coming and, before that great event, the Rapture of the Church).

I answered during the broadcast, and my answer hasn’t changed. It can’t change, because it is indeed the number-one signal of where we are on God’s prophetic timeline.

Again I go to two of the tremendously talented writers and observers of this time. Bill Salus explores in-depth geopolitical developments to Israel’s north. He gives in considerable detail current issues and events that bring to life Ezekiel’s prediction of the Gog-Magog attack on Israel. I speak specifically of the Russian-Iranian-Turkish coalition that has now formed and is greedily eyeing Israel to the south.

Jim Fletcher, one of the most astute researchers, columnists/reporters, and speakers on matters involving God’s chosen nation, delivers a stunning chapter on the developing hatred for the Jew and for Israel. He lays out in excruciating detail how even the evangelical church has within its ranks a growing contingent of those devoted to the destruction of that prophetic nation.

So, to answer Jan’s question–which gets right to the heart of being a discerner–I have no surprise response. Israel is the one most profound sign to observe in these closing days of the age. The true discerner will particularly need to watch the ongoing drive to establish peace in that conflict surrounding God’s chosen nation. There will be no true peace until Christ, Himself, makes that peace. He is the one and only Prince of Peace!

–Terry

Sep 30, 2019

The Cancel-Culture News Media

Most news organizations now have aligned reports with the exclusive task of finding negative information on targeted public figures. It seems like every story published today is the result of some form of vindictiveness. Members of this Cancel-Culture news media now measure themselves on how much damage they can inflict on their enemy, and it doesn’t matter how silly they make themselves appear in attaining this goal. The following article from financial network CNBC is a prime example:

“President Donald Trump’s United Nations speech was a snooze — at least for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The 81-year-old Ross took a nap — a very long nap — as his boss addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Television footage of Ross showed the wealthy businessman sleeping soundly as Trump talked about a possible trade deal with China — which is part of the Commerce chief’s portfolio — and the U.S. stance on Iran.”

The story was reported as a top news item. In some venues, it was given more coverage than President Trump’s speech. When it was reported to Ross about his sleepiness at the U.N., he said, “This is fake news.” I agree with the fake label because a real major news outlet would not cover such a juvenile topic.

The Cancel Culture has gone after Jordan Peterson. He is a liberal Canadian professor who dares to challenge political correctness. A film company has produced a new documentary about him called The Rise of Jordan Peterson.

Did Peterson have any creative input on the film? None. It was always understood that it was independent, and he was very respectful of this and the creative process.

It is a given that many cinemas that have been asked to screen the documentary are not going to allow the movie to run. Some have told the makers outright that they thought the film was interesting and fair, but that they couldn’t in good conscience contribute to the “cult of personality around Peterson” in any way. Even though Peterson agrees with 90% of what these fellow liberals promote, the standard is now 100% among the left.

Comedian Dave Chappelle is another person who should never be confused as having a conservative background; however, despite admitting he voted for Hillary Clinton, he bristles at the lockstep politics that nearly all leftist comedians follow. When he released his Sticks and Stones special for Netflix. The website Rotten Apples gave it a rating of 0% by selecting five radical leftists to review his performance. After a firestorm of negative news coverage in the alternative press, Rotten Apples relented by allowing the public to review the comedy, and it received a 99% positive rating.

I was not surprised that NBC’s Saturday Night Live had fired new cast member Shane Gillis in response to racist and homophobic comments he posted on a podcast within the past year. Since SNL cares more about the leftist agenda than comedy, I seriously have to wonder if the following statement was just a pack of lies to use Gillis as a scapegoat:

“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL,” a spokesperson for the late-night show said in a statement Monday. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as a comedian and his impressive audition for SNL. We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.”

The Cancel Culture often gives a free pass to leftists that violate its rules. You may remember that Virginia governor Ralph Northam apologized for either being the guy in blackface or a KKK outfit in a university yearbook photo. Several months after the news broke, he is still on the job.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was caught in a similar scandal. The first photo that surfaced, showing Trudeau in 2001 wearing brownface as part of an Aladdin costume, would have been enough to turn some voters off from him forever. But, within hours, a second photo was published that showed him wearing blackface to sing the Jamaican folk song “Day-O,” followed by a third video of him sticking his tongue out wearing dark makeup.

What was initially assumed to be a deeply stupid and offensive costume at one theme party now looks like it was just one instance of a deeply troubling habit. Trudeau admitted he “made a mistake” in dawning the offensive makeup. Since he is the head of the Liberal Party, I doubt he will ever be forced to step down from office.

IKEA, the Swedish furniture company, became the target of the Cancel Culture after adding “Jerk Chicken” to their cafe menu in some U.K. locations. Jerk chicken is a Caribbean dish in which the meat has been dry-rubbed or marinated with a specific set of ingredients. IKEA’s jerk chicken was served with a side of white rice and peas, which caught the attention of some on social media, who castigated the furniture giant because traditional “rice and peas” doesn’t actually feature green peas, but kidney beans or gungo peas.

The firm pulled the item and apologized for its jerk chicken cultural appropriation. A few years ago, the reply would have been, “Are you crazy?” or “This is how we make jerk chicken.” The ability of culture police to regulate the most trivial event in society shows how close we are to a totalitarian state. When the Antichrist comes to power, he may win praise by arguing that the liberals have gone too far.

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:4).

–Todd


Gathering Evidence Against God

It doesn’t surprise, nor should it, that every news cycle brings into greater focus where this generation stands on God’s prophetic timeline. Anti-God forces are in a never-ending building project, constructing a world laid out by their master architect–and their father, the devil.

Satan’s blueprint for moving the bulk of humanity into an earth of his own grand design is on track. The march back to Babel as in the days of Nimrod and the tower meant to reach symbolically into Heaven (Genesis 11) is observably being engineered at an accelerating pace.

We have looked many times at the madness being fomented by these forces that are directed by wickedness in high places. The activity has not abated.

It seems to me that, lately, that evil has been concentrated in laser fashion on the young–in some cases, the very young. It’s as if the chief power and principality in those high places has determined that this current crop of youth must be inculcated to best carry out his master blueprint.

I offer as primary evidence just a few examples. These involve issues and events of recent days and illustrate Satan’s humanistic minions’ attempts to build a case against the God of Heaven.

The first example is the attempt to bring the youngest children under the tutelage of transvestites. Transvestites, of course, are almost exclusively men who have fetishes for dressing in women’s clothing. They, in the past, were considered mentally ill. They were kept away from children. A high percentage of these have been involved in pedophilia. Now, these men “in drag,” as the term has it, are invited into libraries to “teach” youngsters about the joys and adventures of thinking and acting apart from what was formerly considered normal.

As has been reported by my friend Daymond Duck and others, through articles posted by Rapture Ready, these transvestites have been invited by churches to act as goodwill ambassadors in greeting people who enter for services.  Anyone who dares to criticize these formerly considered aberrant individuals are marked for ridicule as hatemongers. Some jurisdictions even prosecute those who publicly criticize such men.

God creating men as men and women as women is unacceptable in these jurisdictions. The powers that be–those ruled by the grand master architect of the coming world order—are dead set on tearing down truth set in God’s order of things. They are obviously concentrating on this process at the most basic foundation of mankind. They are attacking the very young, those who represent the future of planet Earth.

The human minions, whether knowingly or unwittingly, are working within the luciferian scheme to do away with any influence by the God who created called man.

A second example blatantly in our faces is the drive by these same minions in the same high places of wickedness to indoctrinate children with the “climate change” religion. Make no mistake: It is a religious zealotry and fervor the devil is using to ramp up rage against the Almighty.

Children at the most elementary levels are being taught that man, not God, controls the environment. They don’t yet use the term “Mother Earth worship,” but they do intend to make children understand that it is Mother Earth, not Father God, that is the source of their future security and happiness. The only time God is mentioned by the climate-change/global warming minions is to accuse the Lord with the term “act of God.” This, they readily use when there is a weather, volcanic, or earthquake tragedy anywhere in the world.

A week or so ago there was this, as we consider this case the minions are building against the God of Heaven.

Children who attend New York City public schools will be allowed to cut classes on Friday to join Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg for a protest at the United Nations. 

“@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent,” the school district tweeted along with a tweet from Mayor Bill de Blasio saying the students would be allowed to take part in the protest. (“NYC Schools Allowing Students to Skip Class to Join Greta Thunberg for U.N.,” Daily Plug, September 20, 2019)

The minions carrying out this inculcation under the master architect’s direction are choosing the youngest among us to woo the children in Pied-piper fashion. A sixteen-year old girl from Sweden has been chosen for that role. The report further explains:

[Greta] Thunberg started Fridays for Future school walkouts in her hometown of Stockholm a year ago, a movement that has spread around the world and, according to the Fridays for Future website, 2,400 events will be taking place around the world from September 20 through September 27:

The week’s crescendo of events will bracket the UN Climate Action Summit taking place in New York on September 23rd. We’ll be sending global leaders the message that our #house is on fire and that we’re calling on them to do what the science clearly tells us must be done.

All eyes are on the United States which already has 145 cities signed up, with participation that is expected to be tenfold when compared with  the first two global strikes in March and May of this year.

New York is expecting a huge turnout, as is Montreal (Canada) which saw 150,000 take to the streets to demand climate action in the largest strike so far without the presence of Greta Thunberg. (Ibid)

If space permitted, we could look in considerable depth at the madness in California to back up the premise of this commentary. I’m referring to the legislature blaming “religious groups” who hold to biblical understandings of sex and gender as responsible for “disproportionately high rates” of suicide among homosexuals and transgenders.

In Sacramento, the state assembly declared through concurrent Resolution 99 that homosexuality and transgenderism are “part of natural variations that occur in sexual orientation and gender identity” and condemns counseling services that help people resolve unwanted gender confusion or same-sex attraction.

Suffice it to say that the master architect continues to present his lying narrative through satanically specious evidence that God has no business in the business of mankind. But we are thankful Bible prophecy assures that the same God who is presently so reviled by the wicked minions will one day forever put an end to the madness.

Even so, come Lord Jesus.

-Terry


***Terry James interview with Jan Markell***

Terry’s interview with Jan Markell is now available for listening and viewing.

Yes! Jan’s radio program, syndicated on 850 stations across America, is now available in video, combined with audio, in form that is quite unique and innovative.

They discuss Terry’s new book “Discerners: Analyzing Converging Prophetic Signs For the End Of Days”.

https://youtu.be/uJ1ku72wzNc