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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)
Situations in Need of Prayer: Lots to Report
Pestilence: There’s strong evidence that the Enterovirus D68 virus which causes fever, cough and runny noses is linked to paralysis in children in the US, Canada and Europe. This has baffled scientists, and there’s no cure. The flu this year is killing people of all ages and is still raging.
Famine: In North Korea under Socialist dictator, Kim Jong Un, hungry soldiers are raiding starving people’s fields and homes for what food they can find. Yet NBC’s Lester Holt boasted on film at a ski resort full of people in N. Korea that they’re happy and prosperous, not starving – propaganda stunts by N. Korea—and NBC.
Terrorism: Barnes & Noble, for a long time offered al-Qaeda bomb instructions as a free download on its website, only taking it down after being exposed; yet during that time when Jihad Watch, a site against terrorism, applied to sell their books, they were refused. A suicide bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan has killed over 100 and wounded 235. Last week their hotel was attacked, killing over 30 and wounding many.
War/Rumors of Wars: The US Air Force is launching its largest ever 3-week air war drills, starting Friday and concluding Feb. 16.
In Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38/39 news: The Israeli Ambassador warned the UN Security Council that Iran has 82,000 fighters in Syria, attempting to transform it into the largest military base in the world. “We are releasing this classified information because it is vital for the world to understand that if we turn a blind eye in Syria, the Iranian threat will only grow,” Danon told the Council.
Turkey’s troops are wreaking havoc in Syria, causing Syrians to flee. Erdogan is determined to quash Kurdish forces there, who are successfully fighting ISIS, which is still not completely defeated. This is creating tensions with the US, who, because of this has resumed its presence there.
People are wondering what’s really going on regarding the false missile alert in the liberal state of Hawaii and then Japan several days later. These are not buttons, but computers with failsafe procedures to prevent this. Could it be a false flag? Mainstream media rushed to claim it’s Trump’s fault for Kim Jong Un’s behavior. However, Un has long been allowed to get to the point where he is now of endangering the world.
Fire: In South Korea, over 40 people are dead, over 150 injured in a hospital fire. The six-story hospital didn’t have a sprinkler system and wasn’t considered large enough to require one by law. Just weeks ago a fire killed 29 people at a fitness center there.
Natural Disasters: There were strong earthquakes this week off the coast of Alaska, Japan, Indonesia and California (which is also having many smaller quakes). A sudden volcano explosion in Japan caused an avalanche, killing one and injuring 16. The Philippines volcano continues to pose danger, with 50,000+ people in shelters. Now it’s feared that mudslides caused by heavy rains will bury communities.
California is in danger of more wildfires starting up due to high winds. Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert, as the swollen River Seine has already caused flooding and may cause more. Also, an unusual amount of rainfall in central Israel caused serious flooding in major cities. In Capetown, South Africa which is surrounded by ocean, three years of drought has devastated water supplies. Taps are within several weeks of running dry.
Lawlessness and Violence by Parents and Children: A mother of five adopted children in Iowa was found guilty of starving three of the teens, whom she locked in a bedroom for months with no furniture, little food and no access to a bathroom. They escaped from time to time through a window to seek food from neighbors, who reported this to child welfare, as did school officials concerned about the 16-year-old. Yet child welfare did not remove the children. The 16-year-old who weighed 85 pounds died of cardiac arrest, lying in feces on the linoleum floor of the bedroom.
At Butler Intermediate School in Pennsylvania, three students aged 13 and 14 planned an attack on another student, knowing she was severely allergic to pineapple. The school doesn’t allow pineapple for that very reason. A student rubbed pineapple on her hand and deliberately high-fived the allergic classmate, sending her to the hospital.
We’ve all heard of the school shootings this week. In Kentucky, a 15-year-old shot and killed two students and wounded 18. State lawmakers want school districts to appoint campus staff members as armed guards. In Texas, a 16-year-old student shot a girl multiple times that broke up with him; she survived. He fired at the boy near her, but missed. The shooter had been removed for previous incidences of violence, but was allowed back. In New Orleans, someone in a vehicle fired at a crowd of students; no one was injured. Parents must lock up guns even if their children are mid-teens and older and they think theirs would never do such a thing. The main problem is spiritual in these last days.
In Arizona, a Mexican ex-police officer (in the country illegally as it turned out) was speeding and caused his car to crash. As a trooper who stopped to help was setting out flares, the man said something in Spanish then shot him, and then tried to beat him to death. A motorist shot the man to incapacitate him when he refused to stop beating the trooper. As the motorist tended to the trooper, the man resumed beating him, forcing the motorist to fatally shoot him. The trooper is still alive, thanks to the motorist, but suffered multiple injuries. The passenger in the car wreck later died of her injuries.
Big Brother: AT&T is arguing for a fairer standard to replace the Obama Administration’s George Soros-backed “net neutrality” rules that the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal. They say Net neutrality should also include Google, Twitter and Facebook (who censor the net, especially conservatives), and not just limit Internet Service Providers (ISP) whose major function is to connect users to the Internet.
The East German secret police agency, the Stasi, one of the most reviled and feared institutions of its Communist government, is back, “in spirit.” A new oppressive law requires social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to censor users on behalf of the government.
Persecution of Christians: In North Korea, Christian parents keep their faith a secret from their children due to fear, waiting till they’re grown to tell them. Atheists in the US are suing chief of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, due to his weekly Cabinet-level Bible studies. The Satanic Temple in Missouri is suing over a law requiring women seeking abortions to receive a booklet that says life begins at conception. The Satanists complain that it promotes Christian beliefs.
Immorality: There was little to no mention by mainstream media of the pro-life march, yet praise and much coverage of the other where there were vagina costumes, nasty drawings with the P-word, and F-words signs (a child old enough to read was seen holding an F-word sign). Town Hall reported: “Truth is always a threat to liberalism…The Women’s March, led by Muslim Linda Sarsour, who “praises and promotes” the most oppressive form of patriarchy humanity has ever known—Islamic Sharia, had wall-to-wall front-page coverage…oh, the irony!”
A German children’s channel for ages 3 to 13 encouraged child marriage between an adult migrant and a naïve German teen girl. Then they aired a segment showing three young migrant boys how to open a bra. You would think they’d be tired of all the migrant rapes and murders. Germany ought to consider removing the original “Seat of Satan” altar and the “Ishtar Gate of Babylon” which they moved there in pieces a century ago, reconstructing them and placing them in their Pergamon Museum.
Apostasy: At a rapidly growing number of proudly “gay-friendly” Catholic parishes, same-sex couples exercise leadership roles and receive Communion with encouragement from priests. The LGBT agenda is also being promoted at Catholic schools and colleges. As we know, the same can be said of some mainstream Protestant churches and also in preschools through college.
At United Church of Canada, “minister” Greta Vosper is a self-proclaimed atheist. The spokesperson said: “We’ve moved away from language that references God to create an environment without barriers…Services are themed around love, justice, compassion, care, responsibility and living in a right relationship with ourselves.” The committee mostly agreed she wasn’t fit to be the minister, but atheists and agnostics in the congregation support her.
Love and compassion? Without the Truth of God’s Word, it is neither.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Tim. 4:1-2).
Jude 1 in the Bible speaks of such times as these with complainers and mockers walking according to their own lusts, using swelling or flattering words to gain advantage, and those who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality, denying our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. It tells us to witness to others, showing compassion to some, while with others do so with fear, lest we get involved in the sin that infects their lives. www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude+1&version=KJV
Situations in Need of Prayer This Week
Pray for the US: The government shut down because liberal politicians are holding out for policies which take the nation down rather than contribute to it. But that’s the goal. Illegal aliens boarded planes this week to be quietly redistributed across the country on private flights paid for by US taxpayers. Another reason globalists want to take down the US is they don’t want a Judeo-Christian nation. It’s God they’re really against. The Freedom from Religion Foundation is hounding the Trump administration for more information on its Bible study sessions. We need to pray for the document to be revealed that supposedly will expose the traitors and put an end to the “witch hunt” against our president.
Pray for People to Wake up to the Perils of Socialism
In socialist Venezuela, its citizens have resorted to buying and selling items of garbage as a means of survival as the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis continues to deepen.
Pray for the Unborn and Those Fighting for Them: 22 States filed a Supreme Court brief on behalf of pregnancy centers forced to promote abortion. It started with a California law requiring these centers to show a message promoting abortion services. Since then, similar laws and challenges to those laws have been cropping up all across the country.
In Canada, church groups must support abortion as part of their “core mandate” in order to receive summer student job grants, says Canada’s employment minister, Patricia Hajdu. She added that employers also must attest in writing that they support abortion and transgender “rights.” Canada’s boy leader Justin Trudeau said pro-life groups are “not in line’ with Canadian government or society. The Canada Summer Job website says it doesn’t want taxpayers’ money going to groups who don’t endorse individual “human rights” to abortion.
Pray for Children, Youths in High School and Young Adults in Colleges Whose Minds are Being Destroyed:
13 rescued siblings aged 2 to 29 were subjected to horrible living conditions all their lives by their own parents. Pray for their well-being, and also that the liberal left won’t be able to use this situation to stop all homeschooling so they can indoctrinate all children into their agenda.
In Massachusetts, the Jewish havdalah ceremony (in which blessings are recited and a prayer acknowledges the end of the Sabbath day, entreating God to grant a spiritually wholesome week) was given a new twist. Lander Grinspoon Academy had “Sparkle Havdalah” supported by local Jewish organizations. Their havdalah featured Drag Queen Story Hour, a national program launched in California in 2015 to give kids “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”
Spotlighted were the books “Sparkle Boy” and “Heather Has Two Mommies.” The co-sponsor of this event (and also another Drag Queen Story Hour at the local library) says it aligns with “progressive” values of the local Jewish community and celebrates being against rigid ideas of what gender should be.
Abercrombie Kids proudly launched a gender-inclusive children’s fashion line called the “Everybody Collection.”
Teens are taking seriously the internet “Tide Challenge,” eating Tide pods laundry detergent, whose ingredients are highly-toxic when eaten. The pods are colorful and look like candy. At least 10 deaths have been linked to ingesting these pods so far: Two toddlers and eight seniors with dementia.
George Mason High School in Falls Church, VA held a school-wide assembly featuring transgender crusader and Washington Post reporter, Amy Nutt, to lecture students. She told students their gender is “assigned at birth” by people who might get it wrong, and toddlers can be transgender. She said gender is a spectrum and everyone must get comfortable with new gender language that is changing every day, adding that asking a biological boy to use the teachers’ rather than the girls’ restroom is “bullying.”
Georgetown University, ostensibly a “Catholic” school, will offer a housing complex starting this fall for homosexual, transgender and “questioning” students.
Weak Men and Haughty Women
Besides Facebook intending to weed out news stories it doesn’t approve of, Google forces liberal attitudes on its employees by having them attend “diversity training.” At one of the “groupthink” meetings, employees were told that Google has fewer female engineers due to “male bias” and how it needs to achieve 50/50 parity. An employee was fired when he asked on his questionnaire how Google could make 50% of its engineering hires female when only 20% of computer engineering graduates are women.
The non-liberal female lawyer suing on his behalf said, “They cannot achieve their goal legally by quotas, by putting men down, by shaming them, by refusing to promote them, by booing them in companywide meetings, which has been done…” She referred to the training sessions as “reeducation camps” which are associated with “Communist” regimes. “They’re what totalitarian systems resort to in order to dictate the inner thoughts of the unfortunate people who are unable to escape them.”
Feminists returned to the streets this weekend, marching for female empowerment and a lasting movement that will elect more women to government office. Gatherings took place across the U.S. and in other countries. Organizers strove for greater inclusion this year with “transgender female” speakers, women in the US illegally, sex workers and the formerly incarcerated. One woman speaker from last year’s march boasted that the gathering in Chicago prompted Muslim women to run for state Senate and Congress. “It was incredible. We realized how powerful this thing could be,” she said.
Isaiah 3 describes the downfall of a nation, which has always followed the same pattern. Due to the people turning against God and into rampant sin, the men became either unable or unwilling to lead, and “haughty” women ruled over them. Haughty is defined as “blatantly and disdainfully proud: having or showing an attitude of superiority and contempt.”
“I will make mere youths their officials…Their words and deeds are against the Lord, defying his glorious presence. The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves. Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! …They will be paid back for what their hands have done. Youths oppress my people, women rule over them (haughty women–Isaiah 3:16). My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path. The Lord…rises to judge the people.” – from Isaiah chapter 3
Situations in Need of Prayer
Natural Disasters: The largest wildfire in California records (began Dec. 4) has just been declared fully contained (Jan.12). Over 1,000 structures in 440 square miles were destroyed. Evacuees returned home only to be hit by devastating floods and mudslides at the Santa Barbara coast (haven for the wealthy, celebrities and tourists, but also contains modest homes). Rainfall in Southern Cal Tuesday was 18 times more than required to produce debris flow. 19 people are known dead, and rescuers continue to search for the missing in thick mud, 10 feet deep in places. Burned ground without vegetation made the hills vulnerable to falling debris, including enormous boulders. Many of the 9,000 residents remain evacuated. Authorities are testing ocean waters, as there is sewage in the storm runoff.
Famine: People in socialist Venezuela are so hungry that mobs attacked cattle with rocks to kill them for food, while Venezuela’s leftist dictator ate during a televised speech. In Marxist/Socialist/Communist rule, history shows us that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Venezuela’s socialists destroyed a once booming economy; its policies caused the country to run out of ‘other people’s money.’ This is the leftist economy looming ahead, brought on by today’s welfare policies.
Pestilence: Medical experts are predicting the worst flu epidemic in history this winter. Already the entire continental US is experiencing widespread flu outbreaks, the first time in the 13 years of the current tracking system. Many report hospital waiting rooms jammed with flu victims, medication running out and IV bags in short supply. This year’s flu involves the dreaded H3N2 strain that causes more complications and is difficult to prevent. Also a mix of flu types, including highly infectious, virulent Aussie flu has swept across Europe in recent weeks. And China is suffering from a severe flu epidemic that is flooding hospitals, with people waiting for treatment.
Christian Persecution: In China, Communist Party authorities demolished a Christian church it obviously perceived as a threat to its atheist, rigid political and ‘social control.’ The church, constructed with $2.6m (£1.9m) in contributions from worshippers in one of China’s poorest regions, had grown to 50,000 members. Previously at this church, the building was smashed, Bibles seized, and church leaders were arrested and sentenced to prison. Freedom of religion is guaranteed under China’s constitution, but authorities use excuses to attack churches. Communism shows no respect for religious freedom or human rights.
Sexual Immorality: Liberal Washington State now allows a 3rd sex option on birth certificates. In Canada a group will hold “naked swim day” at a public pool, and children are encouraged to attend. It will be staffed by government employees and says it’s “open to people of all ages…all genders, sexual orientations, and anyone in between.” Does that also include pedophiles? Surely, they’ll attend.
In Manchester, England, the principal at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls says the word “girl” will not be allowed since it could result in transgender pupils being ‘misgendered.’ At a recent Manchester school conference, a mental health boss said teachers should avoid calling pupils ‘boys’ or ‘girls’.
The Demonic: Sony Pictures is releasing Slenderman in theaters this spring – a tall, gaunt, faceless character in black who preys on children, luring them to his den. You may recall this “fictional” Internet character that two 12-year-old girls claimed caused them to stab another child 19 times so he would leave them alone. He’s now a character in children’s Minecraft games as well.
Nation Against Nation (the word in the original Greek is ethnos – ethnic): Many white South Africans have warned about open war on whites there, and they see it beginning in America. One wrote in to Dave Hodges Common Sense Show: “Our government and our political parties are more authoritarian than they are in China or were in Stalinist Russia. …Our third largest political party is openly Marxist and the national song is ‘Kill the farmer.’ This is what our current president sings at his political rallies. Our second largest party is socialist.” Read more of “A Planned Genocide in the Making: The Final Solution for White Males (South African Warnings to Americans about What Is Coming)” at http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2018/01/10/a-planned-genocide-in-the-making-the-final-solution-for-white-males/
Global Government Agenda: President Trump is frustrated, trying to keep the US from falling under the liberal left’s global dictatorship agenda. Dick Durbin, attender at Communist and Socialist rallies, claims Trump used the S word (in a closed-door session of about half a dozen lawmakers) to describe the chosen countries from which the liberal left insists on shipping people to our shores. Others said they didn’t hear that word. Regardless, instead of trying to fix cities in our own country that the Democrat party runs and ruins with their policies, they want to bring in more immigrants who would put more strain on an already overburdened system, not to mention terrorists who get through.
White House spokesperson Raj Shah said, “Pres. Trump wants to make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.” A sociologist in West Africa said, “President Donald Trump is absolutely right: When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power…” Another African source said that Trump only said what many Africans say behind closed doors about the continent’s most troubled nations, adding, “The Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe are ‘s. . .holes’ run by a. . holes.”
The Stage is Being Set: The Bible speaks of the last days (Matt 24; Luke 17 & 21; 2 Tim 3; Dan 9:27; Rev 13, et al) when this, along with other events such as mentioned here, will be the case and will become more rampant, until Jesus returns. Pray for the rapture to occur before the liberal-left globalists get their New World Order in place that we know is coming and will be evil. The left behind will experience it for sure.
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matt 24:21). “But this is your hour—when darkness reigns” (Luke 22:53).
Wake Up, World, Whatever the Weather
Still more brutal winter weather across the globe
In 92% of the U.S., temperatures were 15 to 25 degrees below average, breaking century-old records. 100 million people have been affected on the East Coast by snowstorms and a gusty deep freeze from Florida to Maine. 22 deaths have been reported. Pets and wildlife are affected as well: Dogs and a horse left in the cold froze to death. Sharks in Cape Cod froze trying to migrate to warmer waters; Cold-stunned sea turtles in Texas were rescued and cold-stunned lizards fell from trees in Florida; Elk and moose up north were stranded in ice and snowdrifts.
In Calgary, Canada temps dropped to minus 13 degrees. Parts of Israel dropped to well below freezing, and torrential downpours caused flooding. Winter storms with high winds swept across Europe causing all kinds of problems in many countries.
It’s summer in Australia now, and they’re dealing with the other extreme, with temperatures up to 117 degrees, the hottest it’s been since 1939. The pavement on the roads is melting. Also high winds are fanning lots of bush fires.
Of course the global warming whiners (aka global government-control wanters) came out this week still pushing their flatulent agenda, despite evidence to the contrary. Their deception is causing problems that will get worse. New England democrat-voting states in the U.S. closed coal and oil-fired power plants and rejected the Access Northeast Pipeline. Now unrelenting cold has caused not enough energy supplies to meet demands, and increased pricing.
Flu epidemic still raging
Nationwide, flu activity spiked sharply in late December and is increasing. In California so many people have fallen ill with the flu that pharmacies are out of flu medicines, emergency rooms are full, and the death toll is higher than previous years. 27 people younger than 65 have died of the flu in that state since October, compared with three at the same time last year.
Pray for our education system
Colleges and universities have for quite a while been centers for liberal-left lunacy, and it’s getting worse in all of them. During an interview this week at the University of Knoxville in Tennessee, a student agreed with another that it’s okay to kill children up to age two “because they can’t communicate like adults.” He compared them to trees that are alive but ‘not sentient’ (not capable of sensing or feeling, not aware of one’s surroundings).
Pray for the unborn
Planned Parenthood is boasting that its affiliates performed 321,384 abortions this fiscal year. Its affiliates received $543.7 million in payments from the government. “Soft touch abortion” boasts of its procedure that removes the fetus (up to 12 weeks gestation) in 3 to 5 minutes, is less invasive and produces almost no discomfort to the woman. She can resume normal activities in 15 minutes knowing the pregnancy is over and done.
A recent study shows abortion in India is 20 times higher than previous estimates (15.6 million children aborted in 2015 alone. Sex selection plays a part). The news led abortion advocates to call on India to liberalize its abortion laws even more, past the 20-week gestation limit, and to remove restrictions on minors so they can get abortions without parental consent.
Pray for the suffering families of those turning to everything but God
The nation is suffering from a devastating drug epidemic that is destroying lives and families, yet CNN journalists doped it up on live TV on New Year’s Eve to show their hearty approval. A young Bulgarian woman and her German boyfriend deliberately sacrificed themselves to Satan 24 hours before the first full moon of the new year. One mourner said, “Lilith…I miss you and can’t wait for the day we meet again.” ?!
Chelsea Clinton tweeted a Happy New Year to the Church of Satan. We shouldn’t be surprised. As Bill himself said, Hillary visits witches covens and calls up the dead Eleanor Roosevelt for advice (it’s a demonic spirit, as the Bible warns).
In Los Angeles, California a new generation of Satanists finds community in blasphemous times. At a ceremony at Twin Temple, the host said while standing at the altar near a human skull, “On this altar we consecrate swords to direct the fire of our unholy will. A human skull, symbol of death. The great mother Lilith created us all, and will destroy us all.” The group then chanted, “Hail Satan! Hail Satan! Hail Satan!”
More demonic deception
Manhattan, New York leads the five boroughs in sightings of UFO’s over the last two years. One New Yorker claimed “an unknown creature teleported” into their back yard.
Pray for those caught in the crossfire of hatred and violence
At least 16 people, including children, were killed by gunmen in Nigeria after a Christian church service. On the outskirts of Damascus, dozens of civilians, including children, were killed by Russian airstrikes. In North Korea a test missile failed and hit one of its own cities, destroying several buildings. Can you imagine the consequences if one of Lil’ Kim’s “test” missiles hits another country? Up to 1,700 protestors including students have been arrested in Iran. The brutal Muslim regime has no intention of losing control. At least 27 protestors have been killed. Such regimes spend the money on weapons, not caring for their own people.
Pray for people to wake up in these last days
Geologists predict 2018 will be a year of “Monster Earthquakes,” especially near the equator due to slowing of Earth’s rotation. Regardless, God is in control. He’s letting the world know time is running out to turn to Christ as Savior before He removes His own in the rapture and Tribulation judgments begin. Prophesied birth pangs (signs for unbelievers) have begun and will increase in intensity and frequency. Due to hardness of people’s hearts, it takes a lot to get their attention. God does use natural disasters and weather events of both extremes to wake people up, for it is not His desire that any should perish. But people make their own choices, and they are without excuse (Romans 1).
“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?” (Job 38:22-23). In the last days, “Great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven” (Luke 21:11).
“And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory” (Revelation 16:7-9).
Call to Prayer: It’s Cold Out There in More Ways Than One
Brutally cold arctic weather is affecting many parts of the US with some places buried in snow. Pray for the poor and homeless to have a way to keep warm. And when it’s 32 degrees and below it’s too cold for pets. Bring them inside; God calls for us to take good care of them also (Proverbs 12:10; Matthew 10:29).
Pray for the sick. Flu season started early this year; and according to the CDC it’s widespread in most of the nation. People are reporting it to be particularly brutal this year — long-lasting with complications ranging from ear infections, to bronchitis, to pneumonia or all three.
Pray for the families of the Coptic Christians killed by ISIS in Egypt this week. Islamist terrorists, as commanded in their Qur’an, hate those who name the name of Christ as much as they hate the Jewish people. And pray for the Coptics and others who base their salvation on works, to come to the knowledge that salvation is based only on the finished work of Christ on the cross.
Pray for the people in North Korea who are suffering terribly under the brutal regime of a madman. A few North Koreans who recently managed to escape to South Korea were found to have been exposed to radiation and anthrax.
Pray for the Christian couple, Aaron and Melissa Klein, who owned Sweet Cakes Bakery and whose livelihood was taken away. They just lost their appeal and will be forced to pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple who claim they felt “mentally raped” when the couple wouldn’t bake a cake for the celebration of their gay marriage. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian even demanded that this Christian couple be “rehabilitated.”
During all this they’ve been subjected to threats by gay advocates, such as calls for Aaron Klein to be raped and shot, and wishes for illness to befall their five children. One email stated, “You stupid bible thumping, hypocritical b****. I hope your kids get really, really, sick and you go out of business.” There are others – Christian bakers and florists – going through the same thing, no doubt having been specifically targeted.
Pray for the children, as always, who are being relentlessly targeted by Satan and his minions. The liberal-left CNN this week promoted a children’s book for ages 4 to 8 that depicts Santa Claus as a homosexual, married to another man. Yet CNN says the movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” should be retired for allegedly being “sexist.” This should come as no surprise since CNN’s Chris Cuomo earlier this year called parents “intolerant” who wouldn’t want their 12-year-old daughter to look at a “transsexual” man’s penis in a locker room.
Also in the news this week, in California it’s now a law that Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, etc. history must be taught in schools, including elementary schools, and parents are not allowed to opt their children out of it. These books list historical figures that they suggest could have been gay, with no proof whatsoever.
A study just came out that claims 27% of teens between the ages of 12 & 17 in California consider themselves to be “gender nonconforming.” The study (error margin of 6% give or take) was based on inclusion of two questions in the California Health Interview Survey that were asked of 1,594 of the state’s young people between those ages.
At the infamous Bethel church in California, their children’s pastor, Seth Dahl, teaches children telepathy (Eastern Mystic and Occult practice) and how to summon spirits with Ouija Boards disguised as angel boards.
Bethel Church is the flagship of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), known for tossing chicken feathers (they claim are from angels) and glitter from the rafters (they claim is gold dust) and for ‘grave sucking’– from graves of their dead charismatic leaders (claiming they’re soaking up anointing) – and for using tarot cards (they claim are Christian). This is one example of many in these prophesied last days of apostasy in the churches and false prophets teaching doctrines of demons.
Pray for the young adults being deceived in colleges. In the news this week is Swarthmore College that considers itself “interfaith.” Their liberal arts department is offering “Queering the Bible,” a class that surveys “queer and trans readings of biblical texts.” The school’s religion department is teaching a class that questions the sexuality of Almighty God called, “Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology.” Yet this college has been ranked the best liberal arts college in the United States six times by US News & World Report. It is currently ranked 3rd best liberal arts college in the nation.
And for those who used to enjoy watching the Olympics before it became a liberal-left spectacle? Who could forget the opening ceremony of the summer Olympics in Brazil in 2016?! In the upcoming Winter Olympics, men who claim they are now women are welcome to compete with the women, and vice versa.
Pray for our military. On January 1st the US military will have to begin accepting those who call themselves transgender, as ordered by the federal courts who blocked the president’s transgender ban for the military. Taxpayers will have to pay for all those operations they’re joining for — money that should be used for our defense. But then again, the agenda of the liberal-left Marxists is to weaken our defenses and the morale of our troops.
2 Timothy 3 tells us about the awful state of mankind in the last days. Verse 13 says “But evil men and seducers (impostors; sorcerers) shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Jesus said of the last days, “And because iniquity (wickedness; lawlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12).
Pray for the lost. It’s a cold world indeed in these returned days of Noah and Lot, prophesied by Jesus Himself in Luke 17 to be the case when He returns. But one thing that isn’t cold (temperature-wise) is Hell. Many will go there who refuse to turn to Christ as Savior—God in the flesh who came to Earth to die for the sins of mankind. God doesn’t desire anyone to go to Hell; however, only the shed blood of Jesus—the Lamb of God— can cover man’s sins and give him eternal life in Glory. The time for salvation is now!
Come, Lord Jesus!
There is much to be thankful for at Christmastime…and much to pray for.
The world is spinning out of control, but those of us in Christ should be comforted in the knowledge that God’s Son — whose miraculous birth we’re celebrating, who came to Earth in the flesh so He could take the punishment we all deserve — will soon rescue us from the judgment to come. Pray for those who are finding it hard to rest in that knowledge because of all that is going on around us and the attacks we’re under increasingly. Pray for the Lord to grant the scared and the weary His peace that passes all understanding.
Let us pray for lost family and friends — and for ALL those whose hearts are far from the Lord — to turn to Him today as their Lord and Savior. Let us keep that prayer going until we draw our last breaths on this earth.
Pray for our troops who are spending Christmas away from home and family. Pray for those who are experiencing loss this Christmas: those who are sick, those who have lost their jobs and homes, and those who are grieving over loved ones who are no longer with them…or soon may not be. At this time of year, that loss is felt harder than ever. Pray for those who have nowhere to lay their head or enough food to eat.
In the news this week:
Pray for the southern Philippines where over 100 people are reported killed, with dozens more missing, as a tropical storm swept through.
Pray for those who are being deceived, even in the churches in these last days. In the news this week is a church in San Jose, California where… well, I’ll let this quote speak for itself: “Breathe deep and blow harder,” intoned Pastor Grant Atwell after distributing marijuana joints to 20 worshipers on a recent Sunday. “Nail the insight down, whether you get it from marijuana or prayer. Consider what in your own life you are thankful for.”
Speaking of California, sadly the Thomas Fire is still only 65% contained and is now the largest wildfire in California’s modern history after torching 273,400 acres. Thousands have lost their homes. Two people have lost their lives as well as a number of horses, including much wildlife.
Pray for the children, whom the enemy is working hardest to destroy. In the Dec.23rd Rapture Ready News, we read that there is a transgender site specifically targeting children. The mother of a “young transgender” is selling fake penises for little girls. Her web site, TransKids.biz, offers products such as tiny silicone penises, genital “pack holders” and transgender books for kids.
And as I’m sure you’ve all heard, the great majority of UN nations passed a resolution to nullify Pres. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Iran’s Ayatollah in a speech called Israel a “fake nation” and called for its annihilation.
Also, Iran-backed Hezbollah and the Syrian army have taken over a key village in southern Syria near the border with Israel. Israel has warned that it cannot allow Hezbollah aka Iran to get near its border. Pray for the Druze people who are under siege there and those fighters whom Hezbollah is demanding to be turned over to them, claiming they’re backed by Israel’s IDF.
We’re reminded of Psalm 2, and Zechariah 12 and 14, Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 38-39, and Joel 3. God will deal with ALL nations who come against Israel soon enough, but in the meantime we are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem—the true peace that we know will only come when Christ returns to Earth. Pray for the glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to catch us up to be with Him.
Come, Lord Jesus!
Call to Prayer: Muslims Rage, ISIS Threatens, Jews Persecuted, & California Still Burning
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and Israel as Muslims Rage
16 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel in the past several days. Roughly 2,500 “Palestinians” rolled burning tires and threw firebombs and rocks at police in several West Bank cities. Another 3,500 clashed with soldiers along Gaza’s security fence. Four “Palestinians” were killed, one of whom was wearing an explosive belt. At least 367 others have been injured, seven critically. Most suffered from injuries caused by rubber bullets and tear gas. The situation around Gaza continues to remain tense.
An article in the Washington Times had this to say last week: “The hand-wringers at the United Nations, the European Union, the Catholic Church & within the political ranks of progressive, globalist, Islamic apologist minds worldwide are predicting nothing but gloom & doom, violence & mayhem, death & quite possibly destruction, from Pres. Trump’s announced intent to move the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv, where it’s stood for years, to its proper capital city — Jerusalem. Let ‘em. Let the moaners moan, the wailers wail — &, well, the violent anti-Israel, anti-American protesters protest. Why should America kowtow to enemies of freedom? Why must the United States cater to the lowest denominator?”
Pray for God’s Chosen People, the Jews, as Anti-Semitism Continues to Increase
For example: In France, Jews are persecuted, while Muslims walk freely. Breitbart reports that “French-Jewish families are being forced from their homes in Paris suburbs as Europe continues to be convulsed by levels of anti-Semitism not seen since end of World War II. In Paris, “keffiyeh-wearing” (Arab headscarves) men & “veiled” burka wearing-“women walk freely speaking Arabic on every street corner,” but Jews must hide their identity (caps & Star of David) “or else be persecuted, & where soldiers are walking every street that houses a Jewish institution.”
Pray for our Nation on a Number of Levels, & Also Against the Latest ISIS Threat
ISIS threatened attacks on U.S. soil in retaliation for the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, one of the group’s social media accounts reported on Thursday: “Wait for us” and “ISIS in Manhattan.” “We will do more ops in your land, until the final hour…”
Threats from Islam are nothing new. They’re just using the latest event as an excuse. Yet deceived liberals in the US and the rest of the Western world want open borders and mass immigration in their belief that this will bring peace. Yet we know that true peace will not come until Jesus returns.
The Mommy Activist commented on this latest threat. “Once again, radical purveyors of the alleged “religion of peace” known as Islam have allowed their true colors to shine forth & illuminate their complete lack of humanity by threatening America for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This isn’t totally unexpected, as everyone pretty much knew Pres. Trump’s announcement about Jerusalem, while fair & right, was not going to go over well with much of the Muslim population, especially groups like ISIS [who follow “exactly” what Islam’s Qur’an commands].
Pray for Those in California, Who’ve Lost Homes & Lives as Fire Still Rages
Other fires in Southern California are 95% contained, but the Thomas fire is still raging. Twelve thousand additional residents were being evacuated on Saturday from areas near the fire, which is now the 3rd largest wildfire in modern California history. The massive fire north of Ventura, fueled by high winds, has burned over 280 acres so far. The fire, which broke out almost two weeks ago, has killed a firefighter and a woman trying to flee from it. Strong winds & dry conditions forecast through Sunday are expected to fuel the blaze and could start more fires.
Raging, Ruination, Rumblings and Repulsion
Muslims don’t need an excuse to rage against Israel. It’s what they’ve been doing for centuries. They’re raging this week with protests and acts of violence, not just in Jerusalem, but also in Europe, which is becoming ‘Europeistan.’ Putin, the ‘Palestinian’-supporting pope, and leaders in Europe are complaining too, but who they’re all really against is God (Psalm 2). It’s how it is in these last days; and it’s going to get worse, as those who study Bible prophecy know (Zechariah 12).
As wars and rumors of wars abound (Matthew 24), we continue to see the last days prophecies in Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39 getting closer to being fulfilled every day. Also a video surfaced this week showing the commander of Iraq’s Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, in south Lebanon overlooking Northern Israel. He said, “We here with Hezbollah declare our total readiness to stand together with the Lebanese people and the Palestinian cause against Israeli occupation.” Will there be another conflict with Israel involving Lebanon and Gaza as well? The coming days will show.
God tells us to love and bless Israel (Genesis 12:3), and pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). We must continue to do so until Jesus catches us away in the rapture.
Creation is Groaning and Rumbling: Fires are raging in Southern California… in December? And what volcano has awakened after a 250-year slumber?
A report from Dec. 6 stated how unusual it is to have this many active fires burning in Southern California in December. Statistics show this nearly equals the total of all large December wildfires from 2000 to 2015. And the fires are still raging, with December not nearly over. As of this writing, one death has been reported, several firefighters have been injured, many horses have perished, and hundreds of schools were closed. Pray that these fires dissipate without further loss of life.
In other news of creation groaning, there is yet another volcano rumbling. In Russia this week, the Kambalny volcano started spewing ash after waking from a 250-year slumber.
Pray for the Families of Victims of the School Shooting in New Mexico
A 21-year old man, who decided that he wanted to commit suicide, went into his former high school and chose two random students to murder before turning the gun on himself.
Pray for the Unborn as Mankind Gets More Revolting By the Day (Romans 1:18-32).
In other news this week, our federal tax dollars for quite a number of years have funded the creation of “humanized mice” implanted with tissues taken from aborted babies, which scientists continue to “improve upon.” The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded experiments such as “The New Humanized Rodent Model Workshop.” One federally funded scientist attending it described a mouse that was “humanized” with “fetal liver and thymus.” These organs were taken from an aborted baby five to six months after conception.
“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body” (Romans 8:20-24).
Come, Lord Jesus.
Call to Prayer: Regarding Unholy Alliances
The Unholy Alliance of Spoil Seekers against Israel
Pray for Israel. The unholy U.N. has just passed a new batch of anti-Israel resolutions. The unholy alliance of Russia, Iran and Turkey (along with Sudan who just signed an oil agreement with Russia, and Libya who has close ties with Russia) will surely “sooner rather than later” attack Israel. This will happen after the “matchstick” in Isaiah 17 that likely lights the fires to come. Israel has had enough and keeps warning a world that is not listening. This means that Jesus will soon take us up with Him, and many will be left behind to face the most horrible time that has ever been or will ever be again. Pray for them to receive Christ while they still can.
Unholy Alliances are Responsible for Kate Steinle’s Death and for the Innocent Verdict of her Murderer
Pray for our nation and pray for the family of Kate Steinle. The same unholy alliance of liberal-left Marxist Democrats and RINO’s that are fighting tooth and nail to oust our president and form their New World Order have judges and juries on their side making insane decisions. In California, which became a “sanctuary state” in rebuke of the president’s immigration policies, Kate Steinle was killed by Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal Mexican immigrant who had already committed several crimes and had come back several times through the U.S. insecure border after being deported each time. Before he killed Kate as she was walking down the street with her father, he was released from a San Francisco jail despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.
A jury in San Francisco just acquitted him of first and second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. He also was found not guilty of assault with a semi-automatic weapon (which he’d obtained illegally). He was only found guilty of possessing a firearm by a felon. He claimed the shooting was “an accident.” He fired three shots, but it was an accident? He changed his story several times about how it happened, but it was an accident? The last words Kate said were “Help me, Dad.”
These same unholy alliances are in Europe, and their immigration policies have caused much havoc. Here’s a story that was in the news this week:
African Migrants in England: Belief in Witchcraft and Demonic Possession Linked To 1,500 Child Abuse Cases Each Year
Government statistics show this. And it is believed the figures are higher because local authorities and even professionals who work with children don’t have enough awareness to spot signs of abuse. Experts said that children are increasingly being abused by adults who supposedly want to “get the devil out of them.”
A document stated that concerns began to be raised due to witchcraft belief among migrant African communities in England. The Government launched a national action plan in 2012 to tackle this issue two years after the murder of a 15-year-old boy accused of witchcraft. He was murdered by his sister and her partner on Christmas Day after days of torture. They drowned him in a bathtub during an exorcism.
Such abuse cases include the belief that children are witches or are possessed, but also included are ritual murders where killing of children is thought to bring supernatural benefits, or the use of their body parts is thought to produce strong magical remedies.
In other cases, witchcraft or magic is used to instill fear in children to make them compliant as they’re trafficked for sexual exploitation or slavery. There is even a superstition that calling a wrong number brings malevolent spirits into the home. Also children are scapegoats for misfortunes that befall their family members, such as poverty or unemployment.
The Unholy Alliance of LGBTQI etcetera
There are several stories in the news this week regarding their agenda, which is ruining the minds and bodies of the children—an agenda that is straight from the father of lies, Satan himself, who is going after the most vulnerable in our society.
Teaching Elementary Teachers How to Teach Children about the “Many Genders”
In Ontario, Canada a workshop was held for Elementary School Teachers on how to teach children about LGBT’s. The flyer was entitled “LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP Inclusiveness Training.” This stands for Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Demisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Allies, Pansexual, and Polyamorous.
Here is the reason given for the title: “The intent of the title was to draw workshop participants (teachers) by acknowledging that keeping track of diverse LGBTQ identities can be overwhelming, especially as our students are continuously identifying new ones. In our union, we use LGBTQ as an umbrella term for all marginalized sexual and gender identities.”
Pre-pubescent Boys Wearing Suggestive Women’s Makeup
The liberal New York Times published a piece on Thanksgiving Day featuring six pre-pubescent boys wearing lipstick and heavy eye makeup. The article called this “refreshing” and mentioned that these boys have tons of followers. NYT even published the links to their pages. Surely this is a dream for NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) and other like-minded reprobates.
Mattel’s Barbie is advertising the LGBT agenda, wearing a tee shirt with rainbow letters spelling out “Love Wins,” a phrase promoted by LGBT activists.
UK Version of Girl Scouts Going Co-Ed in Every Way
An organization similar to Girl Scouts for ages 5 to 25, which began allowing males identifying as females to join Girl Guides in January, now says that those same males can share changing rooms, toilets, tents, and cabins with girls while on camping trips and other excursions.
UK: A Christian Teacher Suspended for Accidentally Calling a Girl a Girl May Lose His Job
Joshua Sutcliffe, who is a Christian pastor and also a math teacher, has been suspended and may lose his job for “misgendering” a student accidentally, even though he apologized immediately. His offense? He said, “Well done, girls” to a group of female students for improving their grades. The group happened to include one who was gender-confused, and the student’s mother complained. This same mother had previously filed a complaint about his distributing Christian flyers at a gay pride march.
This action further highlights the increasing trend of marginalizing Christians publicly and censoring or punishing them because of their beliefs.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent (without self-control), fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady (haughty), highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:1-4,12-15).
Call to Prayer Nov.27: Where to Begin…?
Let’s see…what to choose to ask the brethren to pray about this week…? In these last of the last days before Christ returns, there is no shortage of topics. God, who desires that none should perish, is trying to get the unbelieving world’s attention to turn to His Blessed Son as Savior, who is God in the flesh; for there is no other way by which one can enter Heaven except through Christ, who paid for our sins with His own precious blood.
As the U.S. Celebrated Thanksgiving, More Homeless Than Ever Needed to Be Fed
Homelessness has increased in recent years in major cities across the U.S. in numbers not seen since the Great Depression. Hardest hit of these cities are those in New York, California, Oregon and Washington. The greatest numbers of homeless are veterans, women and children. There is a pattern in all this. Every major city that is poverty stricken is run by liberals, which shows that the poor, who they claim to care so much about, are suffering under their bad government.
Speaking of the Holidays, Should You Buy the Alexa Device for Christmas?
Alexa is programmed with liberal left beliefs. For example: It tells you there are two main categories of the gender binary spectrum, male and female, but that many other categories exist. That said, Steven Crowder of Louder with Crowder pulled a fast one on people regarding the device in his video this week. Crowder turned off the tape after asking it, “Who is Jesus?” Then he apparently asked it something off camera that caused it to answer (after he turned the video back on) that Jesus was a fictional character. Alexa actually says “He was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who is the central figure of Christianity.” He pulled another stunt regarding the question, “Who is Mohammad?” Still, be forewarned that there are liberal left beliefs programmed into Alexa.
New “Experiment” on Our Children Coming to the Educational System
As if the Marxist “useful idiots” that Soviet defector, Yuri Besmenov, warned us of in 1984 haven’t already done enough damage to our youth’s minds in the educational system, etc., Bill Gates doesn’t feel like he’s done enough damage yet with his Common (Communist) Core “experiment” on our children, so he’s planning another “experiment.” What is it? We haven’t been told.
You can also hear this globalist on YouTube saying that we can “reduce the human population through vaccines and health care.” His mention of health care was separate from reproductive so-called health care (aka abortion), which he then added was another way to reduce the population.
The Transgender Agenda Continues to be Forced Upon Our Children
From Breitbart: Teachers should avoid calling female pupils “girls” or “ladies” because it means they are “constantly reminded of their gender,” a former government mental health tsar has said.
Natasha Devon, who was appointed MBE in 2015 for “services to young people,” said the move would help transgendered children as well as encourage female and male students to defy traditional notions of gender, which affect “well-being.” She told the Girls’ School Association’s annual conference in Manchester, England that she would “never walk into a room in an all-girls’ school and say ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ because it is “patronizing.” Teachers should instead address youngsters as “pupils,” “students,” or even just “people,” she insisted.
The Children of ISIS
There is a huge problem with what to do about the children and wives of ISIS fighters who have been killed or captured, and not just in Iraq. Men came to Iraq from Turkey to join ISIS, but also from Germany, Africa, etc. These nations are willing to take the children back, but hesitate to accept the women, as they are considered to be a threat (having chosen to marry ISIS terrorists). Many young children are living in crowded, filthy conditions in jails with their mothers while the debate goes on.
Bombing of Mosque in Iraq
The death toll is now over 300 dead and over 100 injured in the bombing of an Iraqi mosque. If ISIS has been defeated, then why were ISIS flags seen on the vehicles that converged on the mosque? One survivor said that the terrorists went through the mosque, making sure everyone was dead, and that he survived because he was underneath dead bodies. Over two dozen of the dead were children. It is believed this mosque was targeted because it is considered to be of the Sufi mystical sect who reveres saints and shrines.
Iran Threat Looming Large
Iranian leaders and military generals have ramped up their threats this week. Iran has become the world’s number one threat, so much so that other Arab nations are meeting to discuss what to do, and Saudi Arabia has even aligned itself with Israel and the U.S. for protection. Russia refuses to get Iran to back out of Syria. Israel next door is under the greatest threat and vows to take matters into her own hands if need be. We see the last days prophesied fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39 getting closer by the day.
Proverbs 8: A Call for Wisdom, But in it is Christ
I felt the need to ask all who read this ‘call to prayer’ to read Proverbs 8. Please read the whole proverb, but here is an excerpt:
“Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things…They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction…Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways…Blessed is the man that heareth me…For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.”
Proper wisdom can only be found in God’s Word—The Holy Bible—in which one will find Christ.
Call to Prayer: “When will it End?”
We’re asking for prayer this week regarding two concerns, not that there aren’t many more. One is for the injured victims and families of the deceased in yet another mass shooting. On November 13 and 14, 44-year-old Kevin Neal, who had a history of mental and anger issues, including arrests, perpetrated a series of shootings in Rancho Tehama Reserve in California, using a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns. He was barred from owning guns after a stabbing incident in January; however, he manufactured the guns at his home.
He killed five people and wounded 12 others at several crime scenes, including at an elementary school. In addition to the victims who were shot during the rampage, several others were injured by shattered glass.
Neal killed his wife on November 13 and hid her body under the floorboards in their home. The next day, November 14, he killed two neighbors with whom he’d been feuding, claiming they were making meth and that the fumes were injuring his nine dogs. (Neal himself was a pot grower, which is a big business in California Land. His sister has since stated that she believed he was addicted to drugs. If indeed his dogs were affected, perhaps they were nibbling on those plants).
After the initial murders, Neal went on a random shooting spree, firing at vehicles and pedestrians. He ran inside an elementary school, firing at windows and walls, and tried to get inside classrooms, which were locked down by a diligent custodian as soon as shots were heard. This same custodian also rounded up children to get inside and hide in the classrooms when the shooter rammed a stolen truck through the front gates.
Two children were shot and wounded at the school, and a woman was shot as she tried to distract Neal away from the school. After leaving there, Neal continued his rampage before being killed by sheriff deputies.
Six of those shot and wounded were children – two very young students at the school, and three other children from the same family who were wounded when Neal shot at their vehicle. Their mother was also shot.
Six-year-old Aileen Favela said she wasn’t aware of what was happening when a classmate yelled for her to “get down.” She said she was worried about her brother during the shooting. Both are now afraid to go to school. Surely many other children feel the same way.
Victims’ families have turned to online fundraisers to help with medical expenses.
The other request for prayer concerns our nation. The minions of madness, who have proven they’ll stop at nothing to wrest back power, are upping the ante in trying to remove our president from office. Several House Democrats on Wednesday filed articles of impeachment, needless to say for bogus reasons, one of them being the fact that $73,000 in federal tax dollars was spent for Secret Service golf carts at the president’s Mar-a-Lago Florida resort. Seriously? President Trump doesn’t take a salary for one thing; and for another, how many times did Obama play golf while president, which required Secret Service, not to mention the tons of vacations?
Here was another outlandish claim: “It’s time for Congress to take action to stop this reckless and harmful behavior by removing Mr. Trump from office and to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States.” How ironic is that? Since when does the Marxist Democrat Party of today care about our Constitution? A million-dollar ad campaign is being launched to try and stoke public sentiment for their seditious, global agenda. And California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (whose actions prove she isn’t qualified to be in politics, to say the least) continues her rhetoric. At a Glamour magazine event on Monday in New York, she asked attendees to chant along with her, “Impeach him. Impeach Trump.”
The hypocrisy is astounding, but nevertheless is something we should expect in these upside-down last days. Speaking of which, invoking the power of demonic false gods was part of the equation at the “Catharsis on the Mall” in D.C. last weekend, where a statue of Shiva the Destroyer looked upon the Washington Monument; and a giant metal statue of Abraxas the Dragon was rolled through the streets around the Capitol in a protest march. This “demon lord of magic wands” is also present in the game “Dungeons and Dragons.”
“Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:11-16).
The end-of-days birth pangs are upon us and will continue to increase in intensity and frequency. We’re seeing the signs that the Tribulation is near, and only those in Christ will be removed from the earth to escape the wrath to come.
“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another …And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold… As the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:10, 12, 37).
Pray for Sutherland… and More!
We have yet another mass murder! In the small town of 400 people in Sutherland, Texas, many were in the First Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 5th, and were methodically mowed down by a madman. 26 people were killed and 20 others were injured. Among those murdered were eight children and an unborn child. Nine of those killed were from the same family, which included the unborn child. As of this writing, some of the injured are still in critical condition. The children suffered the most injuries.
The Left Said Don’t Bother to Pray
So-called “progressives” reacted with venomous criticism to those who offered thoughts and prayers. The vilest of comments came from Hollywood and the political arena. Prayer was mocked and also the victims! Of course they blamed a lack of gun-control laws for the shooting. Yet the very cities with the strictest gun-control laws in our nation have the most shootings.
The Real Problem is Spiritual
Our founding fathers were as imperfect as we all are; but they believed in the power of prayer, and so did most of those who built this nation. However, those who aim to “fundamentally transform America” don’t want prayer. They don’t want God.
Our president offered thoughts and prayers to Sutherland:
“To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period. Scripture teaches us, ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’”
President Trump needs our continuous prayers to fight off those who mean to take him down along with this nation—the only nation standing in the way of the implementation of the globalists’ New World Order.
They’re Destroying Minds and Bodies of the Children
Stay in continuous prayer for the children, who are under attack in every way from everywhere. In the news this week: A 7th grade teacher gave a lesson on “changing sexes,” including a video on transgender surgery. Google has a YouTube cartoon app in which millions of children are watching Spider-Man urinate on Elsa from ‘Frozen’; Mickey Mouse hit by a car & dying in front of a crying Minnie; Pippa the Pig tortured while screaming and crying, a cartoon character dancing on a stripper pole, etc. An excerpt is shown as proof on the site canadafreepress.com titled, “Parents need to tell Google to Take.Their.YouTube-Kids-App. Down.”
Perversion Knows No Bounds
In the news is the arrest of Democrat politician, Philip Ahr, who went by DaddyX in his online chats. According to investigators, Ahr has sent and received hundreds of child porn images since 2014, some depicting infants and toddlers as well as “sadomasochistic abuse and abuse involving children and animals.”
Pray for and comfort one another. Pray for strength to endure these dark days as we await our Blessed Hope—our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ—to call us Home.
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:13-15).