Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time of the Times (Video)




“...most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World 


“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
― George Orwell


""At this defining moment, change has come to America" ―Barack Obama

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Friday, December 19, 2014

CHRISTMAS 1944


87th Infantry Division.
Involved in the Battle Of The Bulge - WWII.
Connelly

This has become a Christmas tradition for me and some of you have seen this post before, but it is that time of year when I start thinking about the importance of friends and family and why I should be thankful for the country I live in. 
It is also the time when I think about those fellow Americans who have stepped forward in the past and the present to place their lives on the line so that the rest of us can celebrate this holy season in freedom and peace. This will be the fifth Christmas since 9/11 that my oldest son, U.S. Army Major Sean Connelly, has spent away from home and in harm’s way.
However, the true story below is not about Sean and the fighting Americans of today, but about Sean’ grandfather and another Christmas long ago. I wrote it many years ago and it has been reprinted and put on websites around the world. I offer it once again to honor our heroes of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Come to think of it, this story is really about all of them because it epitomizes who and what they are.

400,000 Messages to House GOP: Lose Boehner

WND


Shortly after American voters in the midterms expanded the GOP majority in the U.S. House and gave the party a control over the U.S. Senate, tossing Democrat Sen. Harry Reid from his leadership post, there was little fanfare as House GOP members renewed their leadership team, including Speaker John Boehner.

But heading into the first weekend after a “Don’t be Yellow: Dump Boehner Now Campaign” was launched, more than 400,000 messages are being lined up to deliver to House GOP members when they convene in the new year.
The voters are telling House members to reject Boehner and elect new leadership.

There Is Hope In Understanding That A Great Economic Collapse Is Coming

MichaelSnyder

If you were about to take a final exam, would you have more hope or more fear if you didn’t understand any of the questions and you had not prepared for the test at all?  
I think that virtually all of us have had dreams where we show up for an exam that we have not studied for.  Those dreams can be pretty terrifying.  And of course if you were ever in such a situation in real life, you probably did very, very poorly on that test.  The reason I have brought up this hypothetical is to make a point.  My point is that there is hope in understanding what is ahead of us, and there is hope in getting prepared.  Since I started The Economic Collapse Blog back in 2009, there have always been a few people that have accused me of spreading fear.  That frustrates me, because what I am actually doing is the exact opposite of that.  When a hurricane is approaching, is it “spreading fear” to tell people to board up their windows?  Of course not.  In fact, you just might save someone’s life.  Or if you were walking down the street one day and you saw someone that wasn’t looking and was about to step out into the road in front of a bus, what would the rational thing to do be?  Anyone that has any sense of compassion would yell out and warn that other person to stay back.  Yes, that other individual may be startled for a moment, but in the end you will be thanked warmly for saving that person from major injury or worse.  Well, as a nation we are about to be slammed by the hardest times that any of us have ever experienced.  If we care about those around us, we should be sounding the alarm.
Since 2009, I have published 1,211 articles on the coming economic collapse on my website.  Some people assume that I must be filled with worry, bitterness and fear because I am constantly dealing with such deeply disturbing issues.
But that is not the case at all.
There is nothing that I lose sleep over, and I don’t spend my time worrying about anything.  Yes, my analysis of the global financial system has completely convinced me that an absolutely horrific economic collapse is in our future.  But understanding what is happening helps me to calmly make plans for the years ahead, and working hard to prepare for what is coming gives me hope that my family and I will be able to weather the storm.
I do not believe in living my life in a state of fear, and I do not want anything that I write to ever cause fear in my readers.  The ancient Hebrew greeting “Shalom” is roughly translated as “peace” or “completeness”, and that is what we are constantly pursuing in my household.  My wife and I know that incredibly challenging times are coming, but we also know who we are, what our purpose is, and where we are headed.  We also believe that the greatest chapters of our lives are ahead even in the midst of all the chaos that is coming.
When times are the darkest, that is when light is needed the most.  Just think about it.  When you look back over history, what heroes do you admire the most?  If you truly think about it, almost all of those heroes arose during times of great adversity and conflict.
The years ahead can be a time of great adventure for you, or they can seem like hell on Earth.  It all depends on how you respond to your circumstances.
Do you want to know who is going to respond to the years ahead with fear, panic and depression?
The millions of people that have absolutely no idea what is coming and have made absolutely no preparations are going to be absolutely blindsided by the coming economic collapse.  Just like the 1930s, we are going to see people jumping out of windows and jumping in front of trains.  Others will sink into a state of despair so deep that nobody will ever be able to shake them out of it.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Over the past five years I have spent thousands of hours studying the coming economic collapse.  In my articles you can find tens of thousands of facts and statistics that prove that the U.S. economy is hurtling toward oblivion.
It is not always the most pleasant thing to write about, but it is the truth.  And that is what matters.  If you believe that I am wrong, prove it to me.  I work very hard to put out the most accurate information that I possibly can.  So if you can prove that I am wrong, I will change my mind.
But of course that is not going to happen.  As I have stated previously, anyone with half a brain should be able to see that we are living in the greatest debt bubble in human history.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that the “too big to fail” banks are being extraordinarily reckless (derivatives, etc.).  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that our formerly great manufacturing cities are being transformed into crime-infested hellholes.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that the middle class is dying.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that the exact same patterns that led up to the great financial crisis of 2008 are happening again.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that we simply cannot consume far more wealth than we produce as a nation indefinitely.  Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that the incredibly foolish decisions that our politicians have been making for decades have placed us on a road to utter disaster.
So it doesn’t take anyone special to do what I am doing.  I am just a “watchman on the wall” sounding the alarm the best that I can.  And there are lots of others that are doing the same thing.  We are deeply concerned about where this nation is heading, and we have been pleading with our leaders to do something about it for a long time but they have not listened to us.
Since our leaders just continue doing “business as usual”, there is not going to be a solution to our problems on the national level.
So that is why I am encouraging people to get prepared for the hard times that are coming on a family level and a community level.
Unfortunately, it seems like some people always have an excuse for not getting prepared.  In fact, a few have even gone so far as to accuse me of being “anti-faith” for suggesting that people actually get off their couches and do something to help their families deal with the nightmare on the horizon.  They seem to have the attitude that we should all just sit back and wait for God to do everything for us.
So I am not quite sure why those people get up in the morning and go to work, since they should just “trust God” to deposit paychecks into their banks.  And I am not quite sure why they ever fill up the tanks of their vehicles with gasoline, because they should be able to “trust God” to put more gas there when they need it.
I covered all of this in much more detail in my previous article entitled “Is It ‘Anti-Faith’ To Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse?
For now, let me just state that what those people are suggesting is the exact opposite of what the Bible teaches.  Trusting God is not about sitting back and doing nothing.  In the Scriptures, we are told that faith is about stepping out and taking action on what God has revealed to us.  That includes working hard, being wise and providing for our families.  For example, just check out Proverbs 6:6-11…
Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise. Which, having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep— so will your poverty come upon you like a stalker, and your need as an armed man.
In the end, each one of us needs to make the decisions that we feel are best for our own families.
So that is why it is so incredibly important not to let someone else do your thinking for you.
In America today, the average person watches 153 hours of television a month.  In addition to that, we also spend countless hours watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, reading books and surfing the Internet.
What most Americans don’t realize is that there are just six giant corporations that control almost all of that content, and that makes them immensely powerful.
These giant media corporations are constantly manipulating our attitudes, opinions and beliefs.  And at this point most Americans seem quite content to remain “plugged into the matrix” and to allow corrupt corporate executives somewhere to do their thinking for them.
I urge you to break free from that system.
Do your own research and do your own thinking.
Don’t take what I say or what anyone else says as truth without critically examining it yourself.  This can be difficult at first, because in this nation our young people are no longer trained to think critically.  Instead, we are trained to just blindly accept whatever information the system feeds us.
George Orwell once said that “during times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act“.
That perfectly describes the era that we are currently living in.
The truth does not bring fear and despair.
Rather, the truth brings hope and it sets people free.
Share the truth with as many people as you can, because we live in a world that desperately needs it.

Hollywood Versus North Korea, Who's More Immoral?



Whatever happened to moral turpitude?

The chatter about the North Koreans hacking into Sony Pictures, wreaking havoc and forcing the media giant to drop their multimillion dollar film seems to be in full rage right now across America.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall Come to Thee"


 "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." -Matthew 1:23


This Christmas classic refers to the Israelites awaiting their Messiah, Jesus Christ the Son of God, and is a powerful backdrop to what is going on in this world today, especially in the middle east, the cradle of civilization. 
Their Messiah and our Savior is to bring and end to a world which is suffering in chaos and sin ("Satan's tyranny"). 

"From depths of Hell Thy people save, And give them victory o'er the grave" 

It is through this Savior that all who shall believe in him will not die but have everlasting life!
Lyrically the song demonstrates the feelings and expressions of those who await in desperation and hope that Christ shall save them from suffering and death and to put and end to the enemy of  our soul, and the enemy of Christ, once and for all.  
Yes, Come,  O Come Emmanuel!  

I found the performance by David Dunn (video is below) particularly poignant and moved in lockstep with the depth of emotion and meaning it had to the writer then, and to those who still wait today. -W.E.

Carols.Org

The favourite O Come, O Come Emmanuel carol was originally written in Latin text in the 12th Century. The author of the words and composer to the music of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is unknown. It is, however believed that the melody was of French origin and added to the text a hundred years later. The Latin was translated into English by John Mason Neale in 1851.

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times did'st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Does This Explain Obama's Deal With Cuba?

WND

TEL AVIV – While outspoken critics view President Obama’s announcement of renewed diplomatic ties with Havana as rewarding a dictatorship, the White House move may have more to do with checking Russia’s growing influence in Cuba, located just 90 miles from the U.S. coast.


Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So December 2014


"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now." -Romans 8:22


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bush vs. Clinton In 2016? New World Order Dream Matchup Being Touted As ‘Inevitable’

MichaelSnyder

The next presidential election is still nearly two years away, and yet the mainstream media is already telling Americans who they are supposed to vote for.  
Now that Jeb Bush has all but officially declared that he is running for president, a “dream matchup” between Bush and Hillary Clinton is being touted as “inevitable”.  But is this what the American people actually want?  Most liberals seem to truly dislike Clinton, and most conservatives can’t stand Bush at this point.  And yet when the time comes, the big money donors will line up behind them and they will get far more media coverage than the other candidates.  Yes, there is still a chance that another establishment candidate such as Mitt Romney could jump ahead of Bush on the Republican side, and there is also a chance that Hillary Clinton may decide not to run at all (more on that below).  But when it is all said and done, it is virtually certain that Americans will have a choice between establishment candidate #1 and establishment candidate #2 on election day 2016, and that is absolutely sickening.

We have already had 20 years of Bush/Clinton, and if it is Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016 we will be guaranteed another four years.
The Bushes and Clintons are portrayed as “enemies” by the mainstream media, but that is not even close to the truth.  The two families have a long, friendly relationship, they have taken vacations together, and they even publicly joke with each other over social media.  The following is just one example that was recently highlighted in Time Magazine
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton broadcast their unlikely bromance on social media Tuesday when Clinton posted a picture of himself reading Bush’s new book.
Bill Clinton Reading Bush's Book - Photo from Twitter
Clinton’s #HowAreYouStillNotOnTwitter hashtag is a reference to his President’s Day tweet this year, which ribbed the younger Bush for not having an account. This time, Bush responded. He posted Clinton’s tweet on Instagram with the caption, “Thanks, 42! Hope you like the book about your pal, #41. #HowAreYouSTILLNotOnInstagram #PresidentialGrammers #BrotherFromAnotherMother”.
And when it comes to politics, there is very little actually separating the two families on a practical basis.  That is why it seemed like nothing really changed no matter who was in the White House.  The truth is that the Bushes and the Clintons are both progressives that eagerly promote the globalist agenda of the New World Order elite.
But to this day, there are still many good conservatives that truly believe that George W. Bush is one of them.  Even when Laura Bush went on national television and declared that she is solidly pro-choice and that she enthusiastically supports gay marriage, that didn’t bother them.  All they know is that the Bushes are on the “red team” and that they have to do whatever they can to defeat the evil Democrats on the “blue team”.
And in 2016, Jeb Bush will tout himself as a “conservative” once again despite his ultra-liberal stances on important conservative issues such as immigration.  If he becomes president, he will probably fill up his cabinet with social liberals just like George W. Bush did, and everyone will still refer to him as a “conservative”.
How can people be so blind?
On Tuesday, Jeb Bush publicly announced that he plans to “actively explore” running for president.
In other words, he was sending a warning message to other potential Republican candidates that the “big dog” has arrived.
The following is the text of his announcement…
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity to gather together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.   
Columba and I are so proud of the wonderful adults our children have become, and we loved spending time with our three precious grandchildren.
We shared good food and watched a whole lotof football.
We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.
In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.
In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.   
Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season. I’ll be in touch soon.
Onward,
Jeb Bush
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has been pretty much plotting to run in 2016 since one minute after Barack Obama’s victory in 2012.
But there are still a couple of things that could derail her seemingly “inevitable” path to the Democratic nomination.
Firstly, there are persistent whispers about Hillary’s health.  She is 67 years old right now, and election day is still two years away.  MSNBC has asked if Hillary is “too old” to be president, and there are rumors about brain cancer that Hillary just can’t seem to shake.
If Hillary does decide not to run, health will probably be the primary reason.
However, there is always the “Bill factor” to contend with as well.
Just like Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton has a very long list of women that have accused him of sexual crimes.  The following is an excerpt from a recent Daily Caller article
Eileen Wellstone, a 19-year-old English woman, said Clinton sexually assaulted her after she met him at a pub near the Oxford where Clinton was a student in 1969. In fact, Clinton was expelled from Oxford and earned no degree there.
Juanita Broaddrick, a volunteer in Clinton’s gubernatorial campaign, said he raped her in 1978. Mrs. Broaddrick suffered a bruised and torn lip, which she said she suffered when Clinton bit her during the rape. Broaddrick gave a stunning interview to NBC’s Lisa Myers about the assault.
The article goes on to list quite a few more.  If you are interested, you can read the rest of that article right here.
And you know what?
Despite everything that has gone on, Bill Clinton is still sleeping around.
In fact, according to Ronald Kessler’s new book entitled “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents“, one of his latest girlfriends was known as “the Energizer”, and sometimes she even brought cookies to the Secret Service agents that guard Bill…
Energizer, who is described as charming and friendly, sometimes brought cookies to the agents, according to the book excerpts.
One told Kessler: “It was a warm day, and she was wearing a low-cut tank top, and as she leaned over, her breasts were very exposed. They appeared to be very perky and very new and full … There was no doubt in my mind they were enhanced.”
Kessler also reports that Hillary’s Secret Service detail informs Bill’s Secret Service detail when the former first lady is coming home, so Bill has time to get Energizer off the property and clean up any evidence.
But despite how outrageous this is, we all know that the American people have a tendency to look the other way on things like this.
After all, they elected a con man named Barack Obama to the highest office in the land without ever really looking into his background much at all.
So that is why the Bushes, the Clintons and many of our other politicians act the way that they do.  They keep getting away with things over and over and over, so they just keep pushing the envelope.
In the end, we get the leaders that we deserve.
Let’s just hope that it is not a Bush or a Clinton in 2016.

Sony Hackers Vow There’s More to Come: ‘Remember the 11th of September 2001′


Remember when America felt safe? When we had the protection of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans? Remember when our borders were secure? Remember an America that wasn't threatened from within and rarely from without? Remember when the world loved America for saving it during WWII? 
Yeah, not so much anymore. -W.E.

Blaze

The Sony hackers could be planning a much larger attack in retaliation to the production company’s film, “The Interview,” slated for release on December 25.

Saving the Little Drummer Boy

CrippleGate

If you had to ask me at age five what my favorite Bible story was, I’d have easily chosen the account of the Little Drummer Boy.
drum 
What’s not to love? A young, impoverished vagabond (no parents are mentioned) follows the Magi to a cozy stable, only to discover that he is the only one who arrives without a gift to bring—at least not one fit for a king. But wait, he has something just as valuable as gold and frankincense: he has his talent. With Mary’s nod of permission and jazz-loving livestock keeping time, he plays his little heart out to an appreciative baby Jesus who smiled at him… he and his drum.
I resonated with the kid’s desire to please God, and empathized with the feeling of inadequacy to do so as well as others, which is why I warmed to the idea that God didn’t expect me to be great, wise, rich, or from the Orient, he just wanted me to do what I could to the best of my ability and for his glory. I can do that!
You can imagine my disillusionment when I discovered (at an age I’m not comfortable admitting here) that the whole narrative was purely apocryphal.
In hindsight it seems pretty obvious. No moms like little drummer boys in earshot of an infant. Also, newborns don’t smile, and oxen get skittish around rapping snare drums.
It was bad enough being lied to about Santa and being gypped out of a white Christmas in sunny South Africa, but learning that neither the prescient wise men nor my favorite prodigious percussionist were present at the stable on that silent night caused a minor existential crisis for me.
The absence of that little boy left a drum-shaped gap in my nascent theology: what did I have to offer the King of Kings, if not my talents?
Later in life, however, I recovered my appreciation for the theology in that story. So what if the account is as real as a red-nosed reindeer? The same doctrine is proclaimed in every book of the Bible. I found the void in my theology filled amply when in seminary I did a thesis on eternal rewards in the afterlife for Christians, which I later turned into a book, The Preacher’s Payday: How Faithfulness Echoes in Eternity (because the publisher wouldn’t have approved the title Lessons from a Little Drummer Boy).Preachers Payday
In this study I found the doctrine of eternal rewards for faithfulness hinted at in skeletal form in the Old Testament (notably by Job and David) and fleshed out with much meat in the New Testament.
Here are a few of the plethora of proof texts that show God doesn’t desire us to compete with each other, but simply to be faithful with what he has entrusted to us:
Matthew 25:20-21 ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Luke 19:15-17…26 When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’ And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’ … ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
1 Cor 3:10-14 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, …Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.
1 Cor 4:2-5 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. … Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.
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2 Cor 5:9-10 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
There are way too many other juicy texts to list here. They are ubiquitous, as are references to the doctrine in the journals of many great saints. Eternal reward is the biblical teaching that inspired George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, many Puritan martyrs, and countless missionaries—time would fail to mention Brainerd and Hudson and Paton—who all acknowledged the role of this encouraging doctrine in their ministries.
We don’t need a poignant narrative with a theme song to exegete in order to acknowledge and appreciate this fascinating truth. The Bible is clear that God truly does reward, or “smile at me” when I am faithful with what I have to offer him. That the finest gifts others bring are not the standard I’m compared to. And that I get joy and he gets glory when I play my best for him, pa rumpa pumpum.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Why Christ Came

BereanBibleSociety

Have you ever asked yourself why the Lord Jesus Christ came into the world? Have you ever “searched the Scriptures” to find out why? 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

'CLIMATE CHAOS' IN 2015: Strange Events/Apocalyptic Sounds Increasing Around The World (2014-15)


"And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth." -Revelation 11:18

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Why Is Heaven Silent?

BereanBibleSociety

(Our good friend John LaVier has spent a lifetime preaching the gospel of grace. He served as an assistant to Pastor J. C. O’Hair at North Shore Church in Chicago. In 1945 he accepted a call to pastor Grace Churchin Indianapolis, where he faithfully served the Lord for 47 years. Pastor Lavier retired in 1992, but has continued his ministry through the written page. The following article is an example of John’s love for the truth, rightly divided.)

After the tragic event of September 11th, 2001 we often heard the question “Where was God?” or “Why did God allow this to happen?”  
The believer knows that God is still on His eternal throne, that He is sovereign, and nothing happens apart from His direct or permissive will, but for a season He has withdrawn from this earthly scene. He does indeed work on behalf of His own, and otherwise as well, but He acts covertly and His action is seen only with the eye of faith. Bloody wars take place among the nations, thousands perish from famine, flood, earthquake and storm, but no voice or action is heard from above. In one of Sir Robert Anderson’s books the opening words are: “A silent heaven is the greatest mystery of our existence.”
What is the answer to this mystery? For two thousand years the heavens have been silent and this is strange when we compare it with Old Testament times. God was then dealing with the Hebrew nation and they saw marvelous displays of His person and power. He brought them out of slavery, making a path through the sea, and for forty years He fed them and led them and brought them into the land of promise with mighty victories over all their foes. Isaiah saw the Lord; Daniel fell at His feet; angels walked to and fro in the land; God fought for His people; heaven was not silent.
When Israel is enjoying the favor of God the heavens are open, but when Israel is in disfavor with God the heavens are silent. Between the two testaments, when Israel was being judged for their sins, there was a period of time which is often referred to as “the four hundred silent years.” God spoke His last word through Malachi and then 400 years of silence. This silence was finally broken by the appearance of the angel Gabriel to Zacharias announcing the birth of John the Baptist. Then Gabriel spoke to Mary, telling her of that Holy One which should be born of her, even the Son of God. Later the angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds, announcing the birth of the Christ-child, and from the opened heavens they heard the heavenly host praising God.
Heaven was not silent during the earthly ministry of Christ, when He was presenting Himself to Israel as their Messiah, nor was heaven silent after His resurrection…when Israel was given opportunity to repent. There were miracles, wonders, signs, angelic visitations, jail deliverances, sudden judgments, etc….However….Israel no longer stands as a nation before God. They are set aside for a reason and a season. The reason was their rejection of Christ both in His incarnation and in His resurrection. The season is this present dispensation of the Mystery….
We find a great man of God sitting in the Roman prison, but no angel comes to liberate him. An age of silence has begun. A silent God. A silent heaven. This silence has already lasted two millenniums. The nations rage and we see war, sin, suffering and sorrow on every hand. The people of God oft suffer at the hands of their enemies, and we see the ever-increasing and God-defying masses sinning and sinning and sinning. And yet in the midst of it all, God remains silent.
When God turned away from Israel, that nation through which His earthly purposes are to be realized, He then and there withdrew from this earthly scene. C. H. Mackintosh wrote “So long as there was any ground of hope in connection with Israel, the heavenly mystery was held back; but when earth had been abandoned and Israel set aside, the apostle of the Gentiles…writes to the Church, and opens out all the glorious privileges connected with its place in the heavens.” God has for a season abandoned earth but we are here as His ambassadors in enemy land and we are asked to walk by faith and not by sight. God is allowing man’s day to run its course and is permitting the full development of the mystery of lawlessness. The mystery of iniquity is working. Soon the whole will be leavened. Man’s day will be replaced by the Lord’s Day. Then….

THE SILENCE TO BE BROKEN!

This is promised everywhere in Scripture. The psalmist declared: “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence!” Just as the silence of the 400 years was broken by His first coming, so the present silence will be broken by His second coming. But before He manifests Himself to the world, He will manifest Himself to His own. This is the bright and blessed hope of the Church, the rapture, and it will be the opening rift in the silent heavens. After the Body of Christ has been removed from the scene God will begin to deal again with Israel and the nations. The silence will be broken and God will speak again, not then in grace, but in wrath. The heavens will be opened, not to pour out blessing, but disaster. The judgments of the Apocalypse will be visited upon the world, when the seals will be broken, the judgment trumpets sounded, and the vials of God’s wrath poured out.
Finally, the heavens will be fully opened and the blessed Lord Jesus Christ will return. The Apostle John saw Him as the rider on a white horse, followed by the heavenly armies, and He wrote: “He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” The silence will be broken. The King will return and have His rightful place upon the throne, with all beneath His feet. Every eye shall see Him and the earth will be filled with His glory. And never again will there be silence, for the lines of communication will always be open between heaven and earth, both as to the millennial earth and on into the new earth.

Media Struggle to Save Obama, Not the Country


This is not so hard to figure out. Of course the mainstream media realize that in the eyes of most patriotic American's, the Obama Presidency has been, from day one, an abject failure.  But thru their progressive, socialist eyes, he has been okay.  The media has to back Obama if not for his sake, but for the sake of the future of Socialism in America. - W.E.

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A story in Thursday’s Washington Post about establishing Obama’s “foreign policy legacy” goes a long way toward explaining why the Senate Democrats and the media have been trashing the Bush administration’s very productive enhanced interrogation program as “torture.”
Titled “Obama’s foreign policy plans collide with wars abroad and politics at home,” the story by Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin made it clear that CIA director John Brennan’s defense of the agency had thwarted Obama’s plan “to move the country beyond what he [Obama] has described as the fearful excesses of the post-9/11 era.” While Obama has banned what he calls “torture,” he has failed to close the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Gitmo), established by the Bush administration to house terrorist suspects. Other problems outlined in the Post article include the continuing war in Afghanistan and a new war in Iraq and Syria against ISIS.
What Obama calls “torture” is what the media call “torture.” If you needed any more proof of a pro-Obama media bias, just look at how regularly the personalities on CNN, supposedly more moderate than MSNBC, have adopted his terms of the debate. This is the media’s way of saying that Obama was right and that it’s good he has banned this way of getting information from terrorists. Never mind that Obama’s way of murder through drone strikes is decidedly more “harsh.” Bush grilled them, Obama kills them.
Without a foreign policy “legacy” of some kind, Obama’s two terms will look like a failure and the Democrats will be doomed in 2016.
Domestically, his only real “accomplishment” at this point looks like the Eric Holder policy of suspending enforcement of federal marijuana laws. This will be a “legacy” of interest to fellow pothead members of Obama’s “Choom Gang” in Hawaii, and the emerging cannabis industry. But it’s doubtful most people will appreciate this historic development.
Obama’s signature “accomplishment” in domestic affairs, Obamacare, has been exposed as a massive fraud and deception. According to a new CBS News poll, race relations have dramatically deteriorated under the first black president. It’s true he is moving forward unconstitutionally with amnesty for illegal aliens. But House Republicans are promising to do something about that next year. The economy is still lackluster. So foreign policy is really his only hope of doing anything positive, and he’s running into the facts of life there, too. The terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans is only one part of his legacy.
The legacy of that attack hurts both Obama and Hillary Clinton, his former Secretary of State and likely 2016 Democratic candidate. And it’s doubtful that an Iran with nuclear weapons would qualify as a positive foreign policy legacy for Obama, either.
One can suppose that Obama will try to claim he was the one who got Osama bin Laden. But Brennan made it clear on Thursday that the enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) from the Bush-era played a role in killing the terrorist kingpin. Brennan said, “It is our considered view that the detainees who were subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques provided information that was useful and was used in the ultimate operation to go against bin Laden. Again, intelligence information from the individuals who were subjected to EITs provided information that was used in that. Again, I am not going to attribute that to the use of the EITs; just going to state as a matter of fact, the information that they provided was used.”
What Brennan is saying is that he cannot pinpoint with any degree of accuracy that a particular form of interrogation led to the terrorists divulging certain information. That’s because nobody was taking precise notes on when terrorist X or Y said one thing or another at any particular time in the interrogation process. But the record is clear that the EITs contributed to the terrorists getting to the point where they decided to spill their guts.
CNN, which is increasingly trying to sound like MSNBC, headlined the Brennan news conference as “Brennan: No Proof Harsh Tactics Led to Useful Info.” How can his phrase that “intelligence information from the individuals who were subjected to EITs provided information that was used” to get bin Laden be interpreted as “proof” that it wasn’t useful? CNN was lying. CNN gave the opposite impression of what he actually said.
Before he held his news conference, Brennan met with Obama and was probably instructed to finesse his language somewhat so that a certain amount of ambiguity could be left in some minds. CNN and other media tried to take advantage of that for Obama’s sake. Still, Brennan’s statement was a vindication of the Bush policy. That means that any attempt by Obama to claim credit for the death of bin Laden will ring hollow. There goes his foreign policy legacy.
These facts help explain the desperation of the media and why they have adopted Obama’s rhetoric on “torture.” They must figure that if they use the term often enough, many people will assume that the techniques were, in fact, torture. In order to drive that point home, Andrea Mitchell of NBC News used the Brennan news conference to mention some of the techniques. She referred to “waterboarding, near drowning, slamming people against the wall, hanging them in stress positions, confining them in small boxes or coffins, threatening them with drills, waving guns around their head as they are blindfolded…”
She could have mentioned the horrible deaths suffered by those in the World Trade Center or the Pentagon or Flight 93 on 9/11. She could have mentioned the 9/11 jumpers—the people who jumped from the towers rather than be burned to death.
But Mitchell didn’t think it was worth mentioning any of that.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper have been fixated by a phrase in the Senate Democratic report on “rectal rehydration.” Tapper called it a form of torture. In fact, it’s a medical procedure to keep the terrorists alive when they resist sustenance. Would Tapper have preferred that the terrorists be allowed to die? Then the program would have come in for even stronger criticism. This goes to show that all of this discussion is just another attempt to tarnish the Bush presidency and make Obama look good by comparison. Tapper said he was dumbfounded by the talk of “rectal rehydration.”
No, he was just dumb.
Obama, the Senate Democrats and the media look foolish and unpatriotic. It looks like they are deliberately playing into the hands of America’s enemies in order to score partisan political points. Obama has abandoned proven techniques to get information from, and about, terrorists and has adopted in their place a policy of killing the terrorists and their families through drone strikes that don’t yield any intelligence data at all. How on earth does this make any sense?
From an objective point of view, does a Hellfire missile hitting a human being look more or less “harsh” than waving a gun over someone’s head, turning on a drill, or pouring water on a terrorist?
The answer should be obvious to anyone with half a brain. But most of our media are so determined to save Obama’s presidency that they can’t think clearly.
The Post and other media are desperate to construct a “legacy” for America’s first black president. The real concern should be saving the country, not Obama’s presidency.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sudden Witnesses | Videos Of The UFO Experience 2014

Are UFO's real?  Are they from another planet? Another dimension? Are they all military? Are they weather balloons or Chinese lanterns? Are they demonic?  Are they teachers from Pleiades sent her for mankind's own good? Are aliens our "extraterrestrial brothers"?  Are these "lights", "orbs", "saucers" and such perhaps part of the "strong delusion" that the bible predicts God will send during the last days?    "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie" (2 Thessalonians 2:11)  
The Vatican seems to be expecting aliens: 
"If aliens exist, they may be a different life form that does not need Christ's redemption", the Vatican's chief astronomer said. 

Jesuit Father Jose Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory [named to his position by Pope Benedict XVI], said Christians should consider alien life as an "extraterrestrial brother" and a part of God's creation…source 
 

The United Nations already has an Ambassador for aliens
 

Have "alien entities" been in contact with humans? With the Vatican and the U.N.?
Considering the times we are living in, it may be wise to remember the words of holy writ..."Take heed that no man deceive you".  (Matthew 24:4)  


"Very soon the nations will look to aliens for their salvation"  - Guy Consolmagno, Leading Astronomer for the Vatican

"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

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Friday, December 12, 2014

CROmnibus: A $1 Trillion Betrayal; Updated


The planned destruction of the American economy, of America herself moves full steam ahead, despite the Animal currently receiving top billing in the nations capital, i.e., Donkey's or Elephants. 
Both animals are in reality, two horses of the same color.  -W.E.

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DC Independent Examiner

Update: The votes are in and the massive spending bill known as “CROmnibus” has passed the House of Representatives. The Senate has been given two days to consider. Cannot imagine a successful GOP challenge there so it will be come law of the land. Democrats call this massive bill one of the best deals they’ve gotten with the GOP in decades.

Cromnibus: A Winter Festival of Unrestrained Spending

HumanEvents

As they had a habit of saying throughout the interstellar empire of “Dune,” the spice must flow.  
Money is once more flowing out of Congress to all manner of follies and outrages, thanks to an omnibus spending bill that funds everything except Homeland Security through September of 2015 – throwing away every scrap of leverage the incoming Republican majority could possibly exercise against Emperor Obama, ensuring that no one outside the authors of Democrat Party fundraising email spam will be talking about shutdowns, and effectively neutering freshly-elected conservatives.