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“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2)
Deluges, Delusions and Doctrines of Demons Abound
Heavy rainfall during June was the third consecutive time in 2019 that the past 12-month precipitation record hit an all-time high.
Flash flooding from heavy rains battered New Orleans on Wednesday. Tropical Storm Barry hit the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that could test levees and pumps. Gov. Edwards said. “It’s going to be a long several days for our state.”
In Tennessee, about 175,000 acres of farmland are underwater in the worst time of year; farmers won’t be able to replant in time for the fall harvest, ruining countless numbers of crops. One resident, fishing on what used to be farmland, said he doesn’t remember flood waters being so high for so long.
A flash flood emergency was declared in Washington DC and surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia after the area received nearly a month’s worth of rain in an hour. Heavy rains flooded numerous roads causing dozens of drivers to be stranded.
In Greece, seven people were killed on Wednesday and over 100 injured as a sudden storm with very strong winds, tornadoes, and violent hailstorms hit a popular tourist region. Such severe weather is extremely unusual in Greece for this time of year; meteorologists called it an unprecedented phenomenon. Severe weather is again expected to strike the popular tourist region this weekend.
Heat and Fire
Hawaii’s governor declared an emergency on the island of Maui; firefighters battled a blaze that forced evacuations of thousands. Although most were later allowed to return home, the blaze more than tripled in size to spread over about 9,000 acres (3,642 hectares), scorching mostly former sugarcane fields and brush.
In Alaska, the coldest state in the US, Anchorage reached the 90-degree F mark for the first time in recorded history; all-time and daily records continue to be broken as a sweltering heat wave leaves Alaska sizzling. 41 wildfires are burning on approximately 600,000 acres. Over 2,100 firefighters and support personnel are battling the blazes.
On July 12, a 4.6 earthquake rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state followed minutes later by a 3.5 aftershock near Monroe, some 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Also on July 12, a 4.9 earthquake struck in the Ridgecrest area of California and a 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. On July 11, a 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Papua, New Guinea. On July 7, a 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia. There were several other quakes in diverse places over 5.0 and close to 6.0.
In Oregon, there have been around 40 small quakes in an area five miles south of Mount Hood’s summit. The USGS says it’s not directly related to volcanic activity.
“Iniquity Shall Abound” (Lawlessness/Wickedness)
In California, Social Services repeatedly failed little Noah Cuatro over and over. The 4-year-old ended up dead after yet again being put back with his abusive parents. He begged his great-grandmother not to be reunited with them, but she was given no choice.
In Canada, police were called to investigate allegations of death threats made to cinema theater owners who scheduled to screen the pro-life movie Unplanned.
In Oklahoma, police arrested Stephen Jennings, who had an expired license and was driving a stolen car. In the car they found an open container of whiskey, a rattlesnake in an aquarium, and a container of radioactive uranium.
A man took the ice cream challenge: he licked a container of Blue Bell ice cream and put it back on the shelf at the store. It was later found he purchased the item. When arrested, he said, “All I wanted to do was be famous.” A teen did the same while her boyfriend videoed. Charges are pending. A transgender opened a bottle of mouthwash at a Walmart, gargled, spit the liquid back in the bottle, and put it back on the shelf. Some say he, she or whatever ended up purchasing the mouthwash after giving people the idea that it would stay on the shelf. Don’t know about charges on this one.
If that’s not enough, a woman in St. Petersburg, Florida, (who runs a Food Mart next door to an ice cream shop and shares a bathroom with them) was shown on video sabotaging the place – failing to wash her hands after using the facilities, then picking her nose, sticking her finger in ice cream containers, and spitting in them. She urinated in an ice cream bucket (used to churn ice cream), then emptied it in a sink used to wash utensils and mixing bowls.
Apostasy and Doctrines of Demons
In Scotland, the new owners of Boleskine House and its grounds are open to welcoming members of Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), an organization previously led by Satanist Alistair Crowley, to the grounds once its restoration is complete. Read the creepy plans here.
In India, locals and police saved a 3-year-old girl from being sacrificed by family members (one of them a science teacher), with approval from the child’s parents. A Tantric priest was going to chop the child’s head off as she lay on an improvised altar. Locals said this “priest” had been conducting tantric rituals in the house since the suicide of a girl there three years ago.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, determined to wipe out every trace of God, has now targeted a middle school in suburban Ohio which had a 96-year-old Ten Commandments plaque on the grounds. It bullied the school until the plaque was removed.
In Maine, Episcopal Rev. Thomas Brown (formerly director of education for a Planned Parenthood branch), who is married to a male priest, read the latter part of the Nicene Creed as, “She is worshipped and glorified. She has spoken through the prophets”—referring to the Holy Spirit as a “she.”
Fort Worth, Texas allowed ‘In No God We Trust’ banners to fly downtown, saying they’re legal.
In Austin, Texas, nearly a dozen so-called religious leaders representing faiths that included Christianity and Judaism gathered at an abortion clinic to “bless” it and declare their support. “…we support you and the work that you’re doing… said Amelia Fulbright, founding minister of Labyrinth Progressive Student Ministry, an ecumenical “Christian” community at the University of Texas. “As people of faith…we believe God is already present in that space,” Fulbright said. “But it’s to ask for prayers of safety, healing and peace, to infuse the space with an energy that is life-giving for women…”
Katey Zeh, interim executive director of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, wrote, “…we believe God accepts the decisions of conscience each person makes.” Abortion clinics in Maryland, Ohio and Washington, D.C., also have been blessed, Zeh wrote. “A physician who joined in a clinic blessing ceremony in D.C., said now she’d be able to tell clients, ‘This is a blessed space.’”
In San Francisco, California, a so-called church with official membership in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, largest US Lutheran denomination, “worships” what they call God almost exclusively as a woman. Ebenezer Lutheran also has rituals honoring ancient “goddesses.”
This news story from March of more sexual abuse in the Catholic church managed to escape notice. In Colorado, Franciscans released names of 13 friars or former friars with credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor or a vulnerable adult.
The Church of England will recognize the marriage of a church goer who transitions to another gender.
The controversial pastor, Paula White, is among those that twist scripture to make followers believe God’s only desire is to serve us and make us prosperous, and that we are as holy as He is. She says wherever she or any Christian walks is holy ground, and claims Jesus is not the only begotten Son of God, that Christians are also since we’re firstfruits. These ear ticklers lead gullible people astray. Of course, one must give money to their ministry to get rich. But the only ones getting rich are the false prophets who, “in their greed exploit the gullible with deceptive words” and “make a show of godliness for financial gain.” Trump is a baby Christian; but his spiritual advisors who aren’t should tell him to remove her from the group.
Days of Lot Returned
Parents Beware. Protect your Children. YouTube’s Digital Playground is an Open Gate for Pedophiles in ways you may not even realize.
The California Board of Education, Planned Parenthood, and the ACLU created and implemented a progressive sex education and gender theory agenda. Students are shown sexually explicit content from kindergarten through 12th grade. Topics include fisting, blood play, masturbation, oral sex, and more.
Under a new bill just approved by the California state assembly, every junior high and high school teacher would be ordered to undergo training on how to support kids who identify as gay and transgender. The legislation passed unanimously by Democrats.
In Denver: For the past six months, Mile High Comics has hosted an ALL AGE Drag Show. Parents parade children into this deviant debacle to participate or watch.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the American Psychological Association (APA), supposed “mental health experts,” say open marriages are the tolerant approach to intimacy. And they’ve launched a task force to prove it. In the APA’s official description of this initiative, “People who practice ‘consensual non-monogamy’ are unduly ‘marginalized,’ and it’s time to promote ‘awareness and inclusivity’ for people who practice ‘polyamory, open relationships, swinging, relationship anarchy and other types of ethical, non-monogamous relationships.”
In Britain, Dr. David Mackereth, a devout Christian, said he was terminated from the Dept of Work and Pensions because he said he would not use transgender pronouns.
Jeffrey Epstein has been re-arrested for sex trafficking of minor girls, and is associated with the Clintons, so the Left is trying to implicate Trump. There is a photo circulating, photoshopping Epstein next to Trump kissing a young girl. In reality, it’s Trump kissing Ivanka on the cheek. A lot of powerful people knew Epstein for years due to him being a hedge-fund manager. Epstein’s black book contains names due to his official occupation and also those who used his other services.
“I know him, just like everybody in Palm Beach knew him,” Trump said. “He was a fixture in Palm Beach. I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I don’t think I’ve spoken to him in 15 years. I was not a fan.” Court documents show Trump banned Epstein from Mar-a-lago and disassociated himself from him when he “sexually assaulted an underage girl.” Many of Epstein’s contacts are on the other side of the political aisle. Clinton was particularly chummy and flew on the billionaire’s private jet multiple times.
On “Good Morning Britain,” Piers Morgan repeatedly called a Christian doctor a bigot for saying there are only two genders. Another guest, transgender broadcaster India Willoughby, claimed “the Bible is full of contradictions. Willoughby said, “You know, I think God would actually be really cool about transgender people. If Jesus came back, he’d probably look like Conchita Wurst. He wouldn’t be changing wine into water, he’d be changing men into women, women into men.” [Conchita Wurst is a male drag queen singer with long hair, makeup, and a beard and mustache].
In Scotland, the student that was kicked out of class by a teacher for claiming there are only two genders has now been expelled. Not only that, a GoFundMe appeal set up to help Murray cover his expenses as he searches for a new school, was shut down by the popular crowdfunding site.
Nova Scotia caved to transgender demands, and will fund female breast implants for men.
From a Messianic Jewish writer in Israel: “LGBTQ activists are so proud of their agenda that they make sure everyone knows it; why is the same not true of Messianics?” Events were held across Israel to mark Pride Month, and not enough people speak against it. This is the question every Christian should ask themselves as the LGBTQ agenda gets stronger and louder—and is going after the children.
The hypocrisy of Democrat politicians knows no bounds. Democrats this week approved legislation to require background checks for essentially all sales and transfers of firearms — but rejected GOP-led efforts to amend the legislation to alert law enforcement authorities when gun buyers, including illegal immigrants, fail those background checks.
The “goo-blins” from Google have been caught on camera saying they’ll stop Trump’s reelection.
Facebook published a “Community Standards Update” (before deleting the next day ) that it’s okay to call for violence against those they deem “dangerous individuals.” A few examples of those social media deems dangerous: Candice Owens, Brigette Gabriel, Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones. Yet they keep groups such as Antifa on social media.
Allie Long of the U.S. women’s national soccer team intentionally dropped the American flag at her feet during victory celebrations after the win against the Netherlands in the World Cup final. You can see from the video that it was a plan. What’s missing from reports is Megan Rapinoe’s (the purple-haired feminist lesbian’s) part. Watch closely and you may agree she’s the instigator. Rapinoe was among the first American athletes to kneel in solidarity with Kaepernick; and during the World Cup, she refused to sing the National Anthem. She said she wouldn’t go “to the f….ng White House” if her team was invited.
And it got worse this week:
From Breitbart: “Another member of the U.S. Women’s National Team has been seen in an expletive-laden rant… goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris who was on video dropping f-bombs during Wednesday’s World Cup celebration parade in New York. Like team co-captain, Megan Rapinoe, Harris also seems to have a habit of using thoroughly foul language she proudly displays on video.
“A compilation video of Harris and her teammates celebrating during the World Cup parade shows Harris constantly addressing the camera as “b**ch,” and liberally using the guttural phrase “m****rf****r.” In one short segment, Harris yells, “Hide your kids, hide your wife, and lock your f****n’ doors because we got the key to the m****rf****n’ city, and I’m comin’ for all y’all b**ches.”
Yet, “SB Nation,” a sports blogging network owned by the liberal Vox Media, “seemed to think this was amusing, and encouraged Harris to keep it up, calling her antics “phenomenal.” They saluted Harris saying, “Thank you so very for this tremendous content, Ashlyn. It is an American treasure, and we all salute you.”
John McTernan had this to say regarding these reprobate mouths: The worse they act and say, the more of a hero they become. The deeper the rebellion, the more those of a reprobate mind flock to them.
Malachi 3:15 “And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.”
Matthew 12:34 “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”
Nation (Ethic) Against Nation (Ethnic)
The Communist agenda of destabilizing this nation pits groups of people against each other.
Teen Vogue published a slew of anti-patriotism articles on Independence Day, including one declaring “racism and patriotism go hand in hand.”
Organizers of a Detroit Black Music Festival say they plan to charge white festival-goers more than black festival-goers to ensure cultural equity.
Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts retweeted a Salon article contending the Declaration of Independence is a racist and sexist document that doesn’t address slavery and women’s rights. Ridiculous statement. And how about they look back at their own heritage:
Islam has abused women and supported slavery up to this day. They need to learn of the African Muslim slave trade. Even libleft Wikipedia says “the vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported in the transatlantic slave trade were people from Africa who’d been sold by other Africans to European slave traders…who then brought them to the Americas. At least ten centuries of slavery for the benefit of the Muslim countries. But we don’t hear mention of this. They just bash this country that has given them the freedom and opportunities they’ve had for a long time.
Hatred of the Jewish People and Israel
A California Dept of Justice report showed anti-Semitic hate crimes increasing.
Left-wing political activist and Muslim, Linda Sarsour, said Jesus was a “Palestinian.” This angered many who pointed out that the term “Palestinian” didn’t exist until the 1960s; even the term “Palestine” was only coined after Jesus’ death. [Rome wanted to erase Israel from memory, changing the name and pouring salt over Israel so nothing would grow for centuries. The Bible tells us Israel was a wasteland until the Jews returned, and history bears that out]. Yar Netanyahu, known as an avid student of history, pointed out the absurdity of Sarsour’s comment, bringing proof from within Christianity. He said, “On the cross above Jesus’ head was the sign “INRI”— “Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm”, which means in Latin – Jesus of Nazareth king of the Jews! The Bible say Jesus was born and raised in Judea!”
Hatred of Christianity
Jaelene Hinkle, 26, “has been called the top left defender in U.S. soccer,” yet she’s been held back because of her Christian faith. A number of top “stars” of the women’s national team are lesbians.
In Ethiopia, authorities ordered an evangelical Christian church shut down, with the mayor saying neighbors complained of noise. An unnamed source for security reasons said, “Other religious institutions use much more powerful sound systems all over the country. Noise from mosques and Ethiopian Orthodox churches can be heard throughout the day and night.” Protestant communities in Ethiopia face challenges from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Islam.
In China, religious persecution continues. A third of all religious believers in China who belong to a faith group face high levels of persecution. But experts and activists say the Chinese government is waging the most severe suppression of Christianity.
The CDC claims more people in the U.S. have been infected with measles during the first five months of 2019 than the total for any year since 1994.
Scientists say over 20% of silver gulls in Australia carry drug-resistant superbugs, and there’s the potential of spreading bacteria to humans and animals. These migratory birds are believed to have contracted the bugs from scavenging in rubbish and sewage. Birds in Europe have also been found to carry drug-resistant superbugs such as yellow-legged gulls in France and wild birds in Germany.
In Pennsylvania, federal prosecutors in Philadelphia seized a container ship operated by Mediterranean Shipping Co. and owned by JPMorgan Asset Management. That came weeks after authorities found over $1 billion worth of cocaine on the vessel in one of the largest drug busts in American history. At least half a dozen crew members have been arrested in the ongoing investigation.
Islam: Ideology of Domination, Death and Destruction
In Norway, an African migrant robber kicked a Chihuahua to death. In Islam, dogs are called impure.
In Sweden, rape threats, beating with clubs, throwing rocks – the past year’s ordeal for neighbors in Grums is turning into a nightmare. A child gang consisting of 8-12-year-old migrants puts the neighborhood in such fear that Swedish children no longer go outside to play.
In Germany, groups of migrants are terrorizing German outdoor pools; and the media just calls them “Youths.” When police arrived in one incident, the “youths” were so aggressive that reinforcements had to be called in.
Also in Germany, an Iraqi migrant has been sentenced for raping and murdering 14-year-old Susanna Feldman with ‘exceptional severity.’ Ali Bashar previously bragged to relatives in Iraq, saying they would not have to work in Germany; they’d get a salary from the state.
In Somalia, there was a deadly Islamic attack on a popular hotel on Friday. At least 26 people were slaughtered, and 56 hurt. Three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, one Briton, one Canadian, and two Americans were among the dead. A presidential candidate for regional elections was also killed. We haven’t heard any condemnation from Illhan Omar on this terrorist attack in her home country. She saves her attacks for the Jews and Israel.
Five Israeli IDF soldiers were wounded last Saturday when a “Palestinian” man crashed a car into the group in East Jerusalem. The driver has since been arrested.
Pay for Slay Terrorism in M.Abbas’ camp. The Palestinian Authority (aka PLO terrorists) this week doubled the monthly payment made to the terrorist mastermind behind the 2014 kidnapping and murder of three young Israelis. A terrorist prisoner’s monthly salary increases with prison time served.
Watch this 15-minute video to understand infiltration of Muslim Brotherhood into your country.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
The prophesied alliance that will come against Israel is in the news front and center.
Iran’s Imam Mohammad Ali Movahedi-Kermani said in a Mosque sermon, addressing the US and Israel, “If Iran decides to confront you, a missile strike on the [Israel’s] Dimona reactor would be enough.” He threatened that such an attack would “plow Israel 200 times.” Also, Hamas leader Nasrallah said “Israel is weaker than a spider web.” He warns that Israel could be ‘wiped out’ in war between US and Iran, that Iran has the ability to ‘bombard Israel with ferocity and force,’ and claims an arsenal with precision missiles that can reach Eilat. They’re in for quite a surprise!
Friday was filled with more terror against Israel by the Arabs in Gaza, Judea, Samaria and in the Arab areas of Jerusalem. An explosion was heard in southern Israel after a mortar was fired from the Hamas-run enclave Friday night. The mortar landed in an open area and caused no damage or injuries. An “economic” “peace” plan will not deter those who hate Israel just because it exists.
Prophetic Words from Israel: “Iran has threatened recently to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said, standing in front of an F-35 “Adir” plane. “It is worthwhile for them to remember that these planes can reach everywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu called Iran’s uranium enrichment a “very, very dangerous step,” and urged European powers to impose automatic sanctions. President Trump said Iran is enriching for one reason, it’s not good, and they’d better be careful. Iran says enriching to 20% is one of their options. “Iran has long been secretly ‘enriching,’ in total violation of the terrible 150 Billion Dollar deal made by John Kerry and the Obama Administration,” tweeted Trump. “Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!”
Iran is threatening to sink US warships and destroy an army base. The US says it wants to create a multinational military coalition to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen. Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached. Britain is sending a second warship to the Gulf amid growing tensions with Iran.
“Iran’s hard-to-attack underground Fordow nuclear facility is part of the increasing nuclear threat the country presents as it escalates its violations of the 2015 nuclear deal. But God can get to it.
Russia has added troops, aircraft, and weapons to Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in a “significant” buildup of forces over the past 1 ½ years. The additional firepower gives Russia greater defensive control over the Black Sea and puts offensive fighters and ships closer to the Middle East.
Russian Presidential Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev met with Syrian President Assad to discuss the latest developments in Syria. The meeting came as Turkey posted photos of Russia’s S-400 air defense equipment arriving there. Russia, an ally of the Syrian regime, is growing closer to Turkey.
Turkey warned the US to avoid steps harmful to relations after the US State Dept warned of “real and negative consequences” for acquiring Russian S-400 defense systems.
The UK and France were the only nations to accept Trump’s call for more troops in Syria as part of an anti-ISIS coalition.
Envoy Jason Greenblatt says the US peace team is “aiming for a home run” to solve the Israeli-‘Palestinian’ conflict” by combining a political solution with an economic one.
In Colorado, demonstrators at a protest outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility removed an American flag and replaced it with the Mexican flag. They also defaced a Blue Lives Matter flag before flying it upside down next to the Mexican flag. The Blue Lives Matter flag was spray-painted with the words “Abolish ICE” in red.
A Texas reporter in the Rio Grande Valley witnessed approximately 300 migrants crossing the border and turning themselves in to Border Patrol on Tuesday between 6 pm and midnight.
The New York Times reported that there’s a slowdown of migrants at the border due to policies in place. I’m sure they and other leftists are not happy about that if it’s true.
It’s a worthy cause for the president to try to get an accurate count of how many citizens and non-citizens there are in the US, but the Left will fight him and can’t be depended upon to provide accurate records regardless. He said the news reports are fake that say he’s dropping this quest. “We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.”
In France, hundreds of undocumented African migrants stormed the Panthéon in Paris and demanded the right to remain in France.
Socialism is Atheistic, and it Kills
New footage shows government forces in Venezuela massacring citizens. Beware of Socialists offering free stuff; the dictatorship that follows ends up taking everything you have…then your life if you rebel.
Former Southern Baptist Conference (SBC) President Jack Graham is warning of the dangers of socialism, as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – not to mention schools – continue to push the failed political system on Americans. “It would be a catastrophic miscalculation to think that socialist hostility towards religion – and Christianity specifically – has changed in any way since Karl Marx,” he said. A similar warning is given from Helen Raleigh, who wrote of her family’s persecution under Chinese communism, socialism’s goal. “Democratic socialism is a bait-and-switch scam,” Raleigh argued. “It offers nothing new. It’s no different than the socialism my great-grandfather experienced. It all begins with great promise – and it will end with misery.”
The Democrat Party is marching America to the same drumbeat of Nazi Germany. Watch this video of a Nazi survivor explaining how Hitler rose. It will sound VERY familiar…
Democrats blocked the bill to stop infanticide for the 71st time, refusing to care for babies born alive.
Progressives, under guise of Social Democrats and, now, the mainstream Democrat Party, have fully embraced depopulation. But now it’s not people of color or gays. The bull’s eye is boldly painted on the backs of those who believe in God, family and country. Read of these tactics and more at this link. In France, Vincent Lambert died after nine days of being starved. France’s highest appeals court ordered the quadriplegic’s food to be removed following a 6-year-long legal battle for his life. Vincent could sleep and wake up, respond to some voices, could swallow, and breathe on his own. He was not dependent on machines to live, but was dependent on nutrition and hydration being delivered in a special manner. He reportedly cried when told his source of nutrition was going to be removed.
Big Pharma continues to jack up prices on the drugs they peddle. The price of one drug was hiked 879%, and that’s only ONE of the 3,400 price increases that have occurred so far this year.
The EU is determined to establish a European superstate. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, nominated to be the next president of the European Commission, says, “My aim is the United States of Europe….” She has also called for creation of a European Army. [If it’s the EU rather than the UN that will have the prophesied ten-nation confederacy in the Tribulation, it’s certain she won’t be the one who ends up leading it. It will be the Antichrist. The rapture would hasten this global government].
Orwellian Surveillance Society
Mark Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook intentionally blocked American pro-life ads during Ireland’s abortion vote.
Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak says he’s troubled by Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms infringing on privacy. He said social platforms are eavesdropping on our private conversations, and sending personal data to advertisers. With the lack of privacy on social media, he said, most people should delete their accounts.
However, “Big government and big tech are tracking us everywhere. A study found that digital assistants (Google Home and Amazon Echo) can be ‘awake’ even when users think they aren’t listening.” A new report claims that Silicon Valley tech giant Google has been employing outside contractors to listen in on the voice recordings of its Google Assistant users without their knowledge.
The only safe Facebook, Google, Yahoo, etc., account is the one you delete. Then there’s Siri on our smart phones. I was talking with my spouse recently when Siri suddenly chimed in with, “I can help you with that?” And how about the smart TV listening device, Cortana on your computer, and GPS devices? Are they all listening without us activating them? The Antichrist one-world government system is going to have a field day with all of this.
Studies done by scientists in Finland and also in Japan ended up proving the man-made climate change claim is full of phooey. When I tried to share this news story, this message showed up: “Before you share this content, you might want to know there’s additional reporting from Science Feedback. Pages and websites that repeatedly publish or share false news will see their overall distribution reduced and be restricted in other ways.” Then they directed me to a site that supports “climate change.”
An American organization founded by tech giants Google and IBM is working with a company that is helping China’s authoritarian government conduct mass surveillance against its citizens.
We’re seeing the UFO “citizens from other planets” lie being pushed on the masses more than ever. Members of the UK Seti Research Network (UKSRN) are to launch what they believe will be the largest ever survey of public attitudes towards alien contact at the Royal Society’s summer science exhibition.
There are plenty of demonic delusions these days, and we brethren need to stay in prayer, watch, and warn, and spread the gospel. Time is surely running out, and so many are lost.
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12).
Look and See; Hear and LISTEN
In southwest Minnesota, thousands of acres of corn and soybeans have been destroyed by a hailstorm that moved through. And, in some cases it’s too late in the season for farmers to replant.
In California, which experienced a triple-digit heatwave in June, tens of thousands of mussels fried in their shells along the shores. Jackie Sones, research coordinator at Bodega Marine Reserve, says she’s seen small patches of mussels die off due to heat, but never something this extensive.
In West Virginia, residents in at least two towns were asked to evacuate on July 4th after the National Weather Service warned them an “unstable” dam could collapse and threaten a region still recovering from a devastating storm last week.
Barring an unlikely rapid fall in the next two weeks, it appears the Mississippi River will set a record later this month for consecutive days above flood stage at Cape Girardeau.
Alaska is sweltering under a heatwave. Temperatures reached 90F (32C) in Anchorage on Thursday, shattering the city’s previous record of 85 F. Several other places in southern Alaska also set all-time or daily records.
The European heat wave shattered June records in 8 nations with France setting a new all-time record high for any month. Grapes were scorched on the vine in French villages.
Last month was the hottest June ever recorded, the European satellite agency announced
Guadalajara, Mexico, was struck by a freak hail storm last Sunday, burying vehicles and trapping residents in ice pellets up to two meters (6.5 ft) deep. There is no record of anything this heavy.
In Russia, the death toll has climbed to 21 with 14 people missing in floods described as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen. 750 people were injured. The region’s main waterway, Angara River, and Lake Baikal, world’s deepest lake, burst their banks after heavy rains. Over 50 villages became inaccessible. At least 15 bridges were destroyed and almost 10 000 people lost their homes.
In Japan, torrential rain, flooding and landslides caused authorities to issue evacuation orders on Wednesday for over one million people on the island of Kyushu. The rains started last Friday and have continued. Over 35 inches of rain has fallen. Two people have died.
The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China’s longest river, is likely to see flooding as a new round of sustained strong rainfall is forecast to lash the region from Sunday to next Wednesday.
Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Tropical Storms
In China, at least six people were killed and 190 others were injured after a ferocious tornado tore through the city of Kaiyuan on Wednesday.
Despite weakening to a tropical depression, Mun continued to bring rounds of heavy rainfall to parts of China and Vietnam through Friday, including flooding and mudslides.
Tropical storm Barbara with 70-mph winds on July 1 rapidly intensified into a Category 4 storm with 130-mph winds just 18.5 hours later, with peak intensity of 155 mph, just short of a Category 5. Hurricane Barbara weakened into a tropical storm in the Pacific far east of Hawaii on Friday.
Earthquakes 6.0 and above
On July 1, a 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu that awakened residents.
On July 4th, a 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. (On Friday, three quakes classified as aftershocks between 4.5 and 5.6 struck within minutes of each other).
On Thursday morning, July 4th, a 6.4 earthquake rattled Southern California with the epicenter in the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest. It shook communities from Las Vegas to Long Beach, ending a quiet period in the state’s seismic history. It was the largest quake to hit SoCal in two decades and was felt as far away as Las Vegas and Mexico. The quake tipped buildings off their foundations and left residents on edge but didn’t cause any fatalities or major injuries.
On July 6, hours before dawn, a 7.1 earthquake hit southern California in the same location. Widespread damage and some injuries were reported. It was 5 times bigger and 11 times stronger than the one that hit the Ridgecrest region on July 4th. Southern California has seen an average of aftershocks every 30 seconds to a minute since Friday’s quake. Three 5.0 magnitude or greater struck within the first hour after the 7.1. The shaking was also felt as far away as Las Vegas and Mexico. Seismologists say there’s a chance of another large quake next week.
A volcano erupted on the Italian island of Stromboli, killing one person, injuring several, and sending tourists jumping into the sea. It’s an active volcano, but the two explosions on Wednesday were particularly powerful.
The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is approaching a record number of eruptions. We’re just over halfway through 2019 and the Steamboat Geyser has already erupted 25 times. That puts it on track to surpass last year’s record of 32 eruptions – the largest number ever recorded in a year.
In Florida, at least 20 people were hospitalized Saturday, including two in critical condition, after a gas explosion shattered parts of a shopping mall in the South Florida city of Plantation. It’s amazing the situation wasn’t even worse since it looks like the whole building exploded.
14 Russian sailors were killed in a submarine fire. There were some survivors, but Russia is remaining tight-lipped about the incident. There are theories as to what they were up to, with some wondering if they were attempting to cut internet cables.
On July 4th in Tempe, Arizona, five police officers drinking coffee in a Starbucks were asked to move out of sight of a customer or else leave because the customer said their presence made them feel unsafe. Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, said such treatment of police officers seems to be happening more often these days.
In a sign of the insane times in which we live, a family had to delete all social media accounts for their little girl’s hilarious Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez impersonations (87,000 followers) after receiving death threats and being doxed (name/address given out for malicious intent).
On July 4th in downtown Philadelphia, video showed dozens of teens running through the streets, but things began to get violent when a group of 60 teens descended on Walgreens. When violence broke out around 10 p.m., authorities advised businesses and residents to lock their doors. Once the mob of got to Walgreens, at least one teen hit a Walgreens clerk in the head with a glass bottle when he tried to intervene. The teens looted the store and did thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. There have been no arrests as of today.
On July 4th in downtown, Memphis, despite the presence of 100 police officers, there were a number of incidents involving teen violence. A large group of teens gathered before fireworks started, and one was exploding fireworks into a crowd of people. When a woman and her boyfriend approached to ask him to stop, he attacked them, followed by the others. From Todd Starnes: My hometown is dangerous, folks. This is what happens when the mayor and city council turn a blind eye to violence. This is what happens when parents raise predators instead of law-abiding citizens.”
In Portand, Oregon, last weekend, a HimToo rally to defend men from false sexual-misconduct allegations was also attended by Antifa. Journalist Andy Ngo was beaten by Antifa members and doused with milkshakes that some claim may have been laced with quick-drying cement. Two other men, John Blum and Adam Kelly, were severely beaten, receiving gashes to their skulls. Antifa also went after a man in a sundress, and Andy Ngo is gay and the child of refugees – so, how can Antifa, brownshirt reps of the Democrat Party, claim to be against racism and what they call Nazis, yet they do what the Nazis would do. The left has their version of the story, of course.
Mexico is experiencing its worst ever murder rate with 94 killings each day due to violence between cartels. The number of homicides has rocketed over the past four years with over 3,000 people slaughtered in June alone, and 17,065 in the first six months of this year.
No Value for Human Life
President Trump’s pro-life administration has prohibited government labs from trafficking in aborted baby parts. The NIH spent $115 million on fetal experimentation last year; taxpayer dollars at work. The U.S. Dept of Justice should hold accountable to the law those who traffic in baby body parts. Dr. Jörg C. Gerlach, “experimental surgeon” at the taxpayer-funded University of Pittsburgh, developed a grotesque technique to harvest livers from intact babies delivered alive at 18 to 22 weeks.” So how did they kill the babies? Wait for them to die? Let them suffocate them in bags for shipping? Remove the livers while they were alive?
Mankind Playing gods
In a letter written by Julian Hitchcock of the U.K. government’s Synthetic Biology Leadership Council, published in Nature, the most prestigious science journal in the world — he says, “Legislatures need to advance research on editing (genetically engineering) human embryos. The UK’s 14-day limit should be extended to permit studies of later-stage human embryos.” So just how far is this going to go? “Later stage” human embryos are six-to-eight weeks along. Once Pandora’s box has been opened…
Scientists want to create human-monkey chimeras with part of a human brain. They’re already injecting chemicals that cause Alzheimer’s in these poor creatures. “The search for a better animal model to stimulate human disease has been a ‘holy grail’ of biomedical research for decades,” they wrote in Chimera Research: Ethics and Protocols.
Crossing into the central nervous system, with any species, is crossing the line. Some scientists aren’t waiting for the ethics to be worked out, though. Chinese researchers have already inserted a human brain gene into monkey embryos. The experiment provoked revulsion, and fascination. Ethicists and philosophers condemned it as hugely morally risky, while the scientists behind the work are said to be keen on implanting even more human genes into monkey embryos, including one presumed to play a role in human intelligence.
At Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee, physicist Leah Broussard is trying to open a portal to a parallel universe.
Last Days of Lot Returned
President Trump is eliminating the problematic transgender rule that Obama implemented which allowed people to enter battered women and girls shelters according to the gender they identified with rather than their biological gender. This rule had put women and girls at risk of being sexually assaulted by male predators claiming to be female.
In Portland Oregon, public library “Drag Queen Story Time” has evolved beyond drag queens reading pro-gay and pro-transgender books to kids to permitting children to frolic on the floor with and lie on top of a man dressed as a woman. There’s a link to the abominable photos in the article.
Teen Vogue magazine and website are liberal, extremely graphic and deceptive with their articles regarding mature content. TeenVogue has published: “Abortion Can Be Funny,” a ghastly article suggesting killing babies is comedy; “How You Can Fight Back Against Abortion Bans;” “I Know the Trust About Later Abortion Because I Had One;” “These Are the Abortion Myths You Shouldn’t Believe;” and most recently “How to Get an Abortion If You Don’t Want to Tell Your Parents.” The latter of these articles is instructing a 16-year old girl how to bypass state laws to receive an abortion.
Hundreds of thousands of revelers thronged the streets of New York for WorldPride, one of the largest LGBT celebrations in the world and the first WorldPride march to be held in the US. San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle also hosted their own events.
A new survey just released by the Pew Research Center has found that support for gay marriage in the United States is at an all-time record high. According to the survey, 62 percent of all Americans are now in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to get married.
In Texas, the Dallas City Council signed off on a series of street improvements that includes 10 LGBT rainbow crosswalks meant to celebrate Oak Lawn’s history as a safe space for Dallas’ LGBTQ community.
The popular cookie brand Oreo partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality to give away “pronoun packs” in recognition of those who identify as “transgender” at PrideFest/World Pride in New York City.
In Brazil, footage showing a four-year-old child encouraged by her mother to touch a naked man’s body for a performance art stunt has sparked outrage. Rather than art, they’re calling the show disgusting’ and a crime that incites pedophilia.
In London, Susan Papas, the headteacher of Heavers Farm Primary School suspended two 10-year-old Christian students for “homophobia” for asking not to participate in LGBT activities because of their faith. She told the children they were a disgrace to the school. This is far from first time the headteacher has aggressively forced the LGBT agenda on students in the school. The Assistant Head Teacher is also gay and so is Papas’ daughter who is the School Manager. Labour MP for Croydon North, Steve Reed, who is openly gay and a strong advocate for LGBT rights, has been a supporter of Papas’ LGBT agenda.
Papas’ daughter also took part in punishing the children. She also a feminist and wore a t-shirt to school with the words: “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic, when you can just be quiet?” when meeting with them. Papas said that the t-shirt worn by her daughter — a graduate student of ‘sports sociology and feminist theory’ whose papers include “A Feminist Psychoanalytic Approach to the Roles of the Penis, the Phallus and Hegemonic Gender Norms in ‘Feminist Porn’” — was not in breach of the school’s code of conduct.
Apostasy/Doctrines of Demons
In Hoboken, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hoboken celebrated a special LGBTQ “Pride Mass” on June 30. Attendees were encouraged to march after the mass in the World Pride March in New York.
Quite a number of Catholics are increasingly upset with Francis for a number of reasons, including this one: A German cardinal says the pope’s Amazon synod is ‘heretical,’ and must be ‘rejected.’ “Ideas embraced in the synod document, he said, specifically citing paragraph 44 which makes reference to “Mother Earth” and “the cry of the earth and of the peoples,” are reminiscent of “a pantheistic idolatry of nature” and evoke ideas adopted by the Hitler Youth movement in Nazi Germany.
U.S. suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
In southeastern China, suicides are rocking the Hong Kong protest movement as despair grows over the city’s independence. Three people have committed suicide in the past two weeks.
In the port of Baltimore, Maryland, ICE seized 333 pounds of cocaine hidden in secret containers from China.
A new flu vaccine designed by artificial intelligence has gone on trial in the United States in what researchers are claiming is a world first.
In Australia, where it is now flu season, at least 228 people have already died and over 100,000 have been infected compared to 58,824 in 2018. Authorities are warning the worst is yet to come when the season hits its peak between July and September.
At least 62 people in 8 US states have been infected with salmonella after eating fresh papayas imported from Mexico.
Vegetable company Growers Express issued a recall for fresh products including butternut squash, zucchini and butternut squashed-based veggie bowl that were distributed to popular retailers like Trader Joe’s and Shaws. The recall, which includes select Green Giant Fresh and Trader Joe’s labeled products, is out of an abundance of caution after it discovered potential listeria contamination. See other product recalls at this link.
In Germany, marauding caterpillars with toxic hairs have brought parts of the country to a standstill, leading to closures of swimming pools, restaurants, public parks and sections of the motorway. Their hairs have an irritating toxin that can cause blistering rashes, feverish dizzy spells and asthma attacks.
Here’s an update on the African Swine Fever disaster in China, and elsewhere, including how it got started in the first place, and why it’s going to be hard to control.
Hatred of the Jewish People
A Jewish Community Report shows that anti-Semitism is on the rise in the Czech Republic.
Islamization of the Nations
In Denmark, a video surfaced of Danish pupils being trained to recite Islamic prayers. Under guidance of the teacher, a boy of African descent taught his third-grade classmates his daily Muslim prayer ritual. The entire exercise ended with the class kneeling and chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is greater). Mohammad was the first to utter this when defeating the Jews in battle, saying Islam’s god is greater than the God of the Bible.
In Afghanistan, Taliban terrorists carried out brutal coordinated attacks in Kabul, including a car bombing and subsequent militant assault that left several dead and over 100 injured according to Reuters that included security forces and civilians, dozens of whom were school children injured by flying shards of glass. Some sources say there were many killed. The Taliban wants to establish a Sharia Law Islamic emirate.
Iran plans to execute people it has in custody that it claims spied for the US., many of whom are dual nationals.
A video posted online during the “Peace to Prosperity” conference in Bahrain features a group of armed and masked Fatah members from the West Bank saying they’ll strike with “an iron fist the necks of anyone” who sells out “Palestinian” rights and anyone who participates in the Bahrain workshop whom they say have “opened the gates of hell on themselves.” They said, “Fatah’s gun is certainly capable of roaming the capitals of the world once again, in order to hunt down every single traitor and collaborator, and those engaged in normalization [of relations with Israel].”
Last week, an expose revealed the various torture techniques used by the “Palestinian” Authority to punish those accused of collaborating with Israel. Victim’s testimonies included prolonged hanging upside-down, boiling plastic to drip onto skin, removal of nails and teeth, sterilization, sleep deprivation, starvation, murder, and rape even of family members. 52 victims of torture at the hands of the “Palestinian” Authority submitted their testimony to the International Criminal Court in June.
Mexico has confirmed that illegal immigrants are attempting to buy children from vulnerable mothers to use as a tool to help them cross the border into the United States.
U.S. authorities closed an international border bridge in El Paso, Texas, in response to unruly migrants protesting on the Mexican side. Protesters were chanting “vamos a cruzar” — “we are going to cross.”
The Center for Immigration Studies indicates another 35,000 African migrants are on their way to the US via the South American border. We’ve already seen them at the U.S. Southwest Border in recent months: Cameroonians, Ghanaians, Congolese (Ebola country), Haitians, Cubans, and some from the Middle East (terrorist haven). Word of their successful entries into the US clearly reached home countries because now a swelling number are on their way. Who is flying them here? Do we even need to wonder? Also, the word is out on sanctuary cities. They believe if they can get to one, they can’t be removed.
Coming to Austin, Texas, the squalid, drug-infested, diseased nature of life on the streets in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and other uber-Left-wing cities along the West Coast. A new policy adopted by the Democrat city council will allow anyone who is homeless to camp out in any public square or venue. Governor Abbott said, “If Austin— or any other Texas city—permits camping on city streets it will be yet another local ordinance the State of Texas will override. At some point cities must start putting public safety & common sense first. There are far better solutions for the homeless & citizens.”
Traitors by the Ton
New York is handing out driver’s licenses to illegals that look exactly like a citizen’s license — it helps Democrats steal elections that way.
Tucker Carlson explains (see video) how the Democrat Party has gone insane. “The Democratic Party went completely insane on Wednesday. That’s been happening for a while, of course – insanity is a process.”
The New York Times ran an opinion piece calling for extrajudicial punishment for the men and women who staff America’s immigration agencies. In it, human rights professor Kate Cronin-Furman calls for the identity of every single (over 45,000) Customs and Border Protection employee to be made public, presumably so they can be ostracized and have their fates left up to some seething mob.
In Minnesota, in the name of so-called “diversity,” a city in anti-Semitic, anti-American Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s district has voted to effectively ditch the Pledge of Allegiance. The St. Louis Park, Minnesota City Council approved the change unanimously.
IfNotNow, a Jewish group of leftist millennials has launched a campaign to ensure Democrats in the upcoming elections take a stand against Israel’s control of the West Bank. Six full-time fellows will spend the summer in New Hampshire publicly confronting candidates during their events. They were photographed with the Jewish traitor and socialism-promoting Bernie Sanders.
In Pennsylvania, several state and local officials participated in in events hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), known for spreading extremely antisemitic messages.
Orwellian Surveillance Society
70 years ago, the British writer George Orwell captured the essence of technology in its ability to shape our destinies in his book 1984. The tragedy of our times is that we have failed to heed his warning.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
A loud explosion and large fire in Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus early Monday is being blamed on a misdirected Russian missile from Syria which fired against Israeli jets targeting Iranian facilities in Syria. Allegedly the Israeli strikes in Syria killed 15 and wounded 50.
Heathen raging: “Palestinian” rioters have been clashing for several days with Israeli security forces, throwing rocks and launching fireworks at police who in turn responded with crowd dispersal measures, which included stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets. The latest clashes are over the fatal shooting of Mohammed Obeid who police say launched firecrackers toward them at “extremely close range.”
Some 7,500 Gazans violently demonstrated along Israel’s border on Friday with at least 41 injured by IDF troops, who used riot dispersal means against the protesters, including live fire. Gaza media claims 22 protesters were injured by live bullets and another 19 by rubber-coated rounds. IDF troops detained two Gazans near the border fence after they were suspected of infiltrating into Israeli territory.
A source affiliated with Hamas revealed the extent of the Iranian military assistance in digging terrorist tunnels into Israel.
Turkey announced a meeting in August that will be a “trilateral summit” between Turkey, Iran and Russia. This is the latest in numerous meetings the three countries have had, supposedly on Syria.
The first of the Russian S-400 defense systems will arrive in Turkey sometime next week. Washington has said that US sanctions would be triggered when the missile batteries arrive in NATO ally Turkey.
Russia declared it will continue to support the army of the socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.
The Oil and the Spoil nation of Russia will tow a floating nuclear power station next month to its final destination in the Far East to an Arctic port. Critics call it a floating Chernobyl. It will supply electricity to settlements and companies extracting hydrocarbons and precious stones in the region. A larger agenda is at work though: to tap into the Arctic riches of oil and gas as Siberian reserves diminish.
In Libya, which will be one of the nations in the Ezekiel 38:39 invasion of Israel, an attack killed up to 40 migrants at a detention center on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli. Some 80 people were injured when it was hit by an air strike. Anti-government forces led by warlord Gen Khalifa Haftar have accused government forces of bombarding it.
An Iranian official has said a British oil tanker should be seized if a detained Iranian ship is not released. British Royal Marines helped officials in Gibraltar to seize the super-tanker Grace 1 on Thursday, after it was suspected of carrying oil from Iran to Syria, in breach of EU sanctions. A court in Gibraltar ruled the ship can be detained for a further 14 days.
The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time as tensions with Iran surge. The deployment is intended to “defend American forces and interests,” and comes after a string of attacks in and around the Strait of Hormuz attributed to Iran.
China’s Defense Ministry confirmed the test firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile the Pentagon regards as a strategic weapon capable of striking anywhere in the United States from underwater launch points.
The US accused China of conducting missile launches in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, describing the actions as “meant to intimidate”
Jordan’s official news agency, Petra, quoted its foreign minister who slammed Israel for opening the 2,000-year-old Pilgrims’ Road which linked the historic City of David to the Temple Mount. The results of excavations determined for the first time that the biblical City of David was located on the eastern hill of Jerusalem, the capital of King David, where administrative institutions of the Kingdom of Judah were concentrated. Representatives from around the world gathered last Sunday for the unveiling.
President Trump’s Israel Ambassador David Friedman and Middle East Advisor Jason Greenblatt hammered through the final wall to reconnect this road that Ancient Jews used to bring sacrifices up to the Second Temple. The Leftist Haaretz news site run by Jews who hate their own country and apparently their own identity – and must not believe the Bible – slammed the activities with one article after another.
Zehut, the only political party in Israel’s current election that calls for rebuilding the Third Temple, joined forces with the ‘New Right’ party of Naftali Bennett. Each party was just short before of the 4-seat minimum required to pass Israel’s electoral threshold. Joining together will likely guarantee them a spot in the next government.
Things That Make You Go Hmm…
The ancient city of Babylon has been declared a UN World Heritage Site.
“Peter, the Roman Curia Boss.” The new Vatican constitution will centralize power in the state secretariat, giving more power to Pietro Parolin, of whom it has been said already “wields more power than you can imagine.” An enlarged Dicastery for Evangelization will be “ranked above” the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the change said to imply a shift in priorities for the universal Church (more push to bring all under the Rome Dome). A recent draft of Praedicate Evangelium proposes a far more significant change in the governing structure of the Church, one which represents a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era.
It’s probably a good time to post this report from the National Infrastructure Advisory Council on “How to Survive a Catastrophic Power Outage,” whether we brethren believe we’ll be here or not to experience it.
“…seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them” (Mark 4:12).
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (1 John 5:19-20).