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In the 2004 movie "I, Robot", detective Del Spooner deeply distrusts the futuristic iProduct-looking robots (for good reason, it turns out) and warns everyone about his suspicions regarding U.S. Robotics' free [mandatory] upgrade of everyone's old units for their new and improved USR NS-5 models. He is widely derided as 'the boy who cries wolf' ~ until precisely what he warned about happens. By then, of course, everybody clearly comprehends the dangers made manifest nationwide, inescapable, as in-your-face as your next breath. Bringing up what he knew then, now, seems like a moot point. After dispatching a robot attacking his partner during the worldwide onslaught, he barks: "You know, somehow 'I told you so' just doesn't quite say it."

I am certain his partner does not pause to think: "Oh wow, Del - you were so right about all of this. Thank You for trying to warn everyone about it all before it happened — you're so cool!" ~ No ~ she's thinking: How am I going to survive this insane nightmare?! . . .

Being Right about universally bad news — seeing it coming and doing your best to warn others — is an absolutely thankless endeavor. By the time 'it' comes to light, everyone who might recognize your investigative foresight, and be grateful for your willingness to caution others, is too busy contending with the DISASTER(S) to bother with such trivialities. The threat-become-reality is all-encompassing, self-evident to everyone, and far more pressing than a dim recollection of some turns-out-he-was-right 'conspiracy theorist' warning from before all this came down.

 Dr.Pepper

Right about now, many of you are probably thinking This guy's a prepper! Sorry to disappoint, but we have no bomb shelter to dive into if/when Thing Go Horribly Wrong [insert dramatic scary music here] .. no hidden bunker deep in the woods... Those who regularly visit my website know where my faith rests, and it is * not * in any sense of social justice and/or assured protection by man's authority. ['zif] With the Supreme Court's ruling on June 26, 2015, five individuals decreed sweeping changes across our nation, marking the beginning of our end. Nations that have followed such a course have all collapsed from moral rot under the express judgment of God. (Study what happened to ancient Rome and you will get a sense of what we're in for...)

Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

But this in particular is not the cause of my concern or source of unrest; it is merely a symptom of what's really taking shape across the globe in our generation. Right Now, so many widespread incidents and cultural schisms are radically transforming what we call "Normal", and it is that which I intend to address in this blog post. However, things are happening so fast now that any attempt to update and provide links to the latest/greatest news and/or research will only yield a never-ending unfinished web page... While I might include a few lynx along the way, nothing I describe here is hidden or secret knowledge in any way. In fact, such reports are making global headlines all the more with each passing day, easily accessible to research on your own if you dare to look past the social apps on your phone. Consider this blog post a snapshot of where we stand at this unique moment in time, the beginning of summer 2015 ~ we won't be here long . . .

 "Back To The Future" logo

I had intended to spend some time this summer addressing Marty McFly's visit to 2015 in the "Back to the Future" series, comparing what they got right/wrong, such as: future-80's bright day-glo clothes & patterns, hovering billboards and flying cars, hoverboards, hover-auto-dog-walker (hover everything it seems), bar-code license plates, elevated walkways, the [welcome] abolition of all lawyers  :-)  down-to-the-second weather forecasting, self-drying and auto-size/adjusting clothes, not to mention self-lacing sneakers, 'USA Today' still kicking, corner store plastic surgery and bionic implants, a bug-eyed 'JAWS 19' in lurid holographic 3D, interactive Michael Jackson and Ronald Reagan Max-Headroom-style video waiters, Pac-Man as a priceless arcade artifact [DO NOT TOUCH], old stand-up game machines considered "kiddie stuff", multi-TV watching (including the Scenery Channel), video conferencing (Skype, Webex, & Adobe Connect), home and mobile credit card scanners, dust-repellant paper, thumb-print activated multi-tech (think: iPADD from Star Trek TNG), virtual reality headgear, hydroponic gardens dropping from the ceiling, and a cell phone in everyone's hand. I meant to include comparative charts of alternative timelines, a fully animated flux capacitor, just where (and for $$?) you might score a real DeLorean these days, along with a printable countdown of the best time travel movies ever produced. I would even explain how and why Marty's girlfriend changed from Claudia Wells into Elisabeth Shue when you weren't looking. Marty first leapt backward in time 30 years to 1955. What a quaint and congenial world that seemed. Jumping 30 years into their future would have been a fun post —( "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need.. roads.." )— but the real 2015 is just too 'heavy' for the merriment and optimistic future portrayed in movies like these. "One point twenty-one gigawatts of electricity - Great Scott!"

Pick up a genuine 'USA Today' right now in good ol' 2015 and you will read reports of rampant assaults, vicious beheadings, and brutal crucifixions (all of these exacted upon even children) inflicted by animalistic, rage-driven, middle-eastern thugs. Back in 1985, a tottering VW bus driven by inept Libyans reflected the full range of our concern for such terrorists. America stood with borders secure then, arguably the last, strongest national bastion against a world slowly succumbing to virus-creeping anarchy. Nowadays, we have no border protection to speak of, and . .. well, I'm sure you watch the news . . . that is, if you can stand what passes for 'regular TV' anymore . . . (For the record, we dropped cable back in 2000, and I'm all the more glad for it with each passing year)

A couple of summers ago, I took a [lengthy] stab at trying to describe a number of eschatological situations coming to bear in real time in the real world [post 2013·04]. The result was essentially an unfinished book-length manuscript. Unfinished not due to lack of interest or passion on my part, but because I simply could not write fast enough to keep up with the changes taking place all around the world even then. Plenty of other authors have brought their books to market in earnest attempts to share their views. These also suffer from the same timely degradation. Curious how Jesus Christ described things rapidly unfolding with more and more intensity and frequency, just like a woman's labor pains ~ just like they are now.

So why, you are probably wondering, am I taking another stab at it now? My own renewed interest in eschatology blossomed three or four years ago during a high school class I taught at our church, where many of the savvy kids started asking about a rising tide of unsettling current events, wondering if they reflected the Last Days as described in the Bible. My initial impulse was to shrug it off.. until I started looking into it, comparing escalating events against scriptural prophecies, and recognized (as many others scholars, theologians, and leaders already have) that everything is falling into place against incredible (no: impossible) mathematical odds exactly as was prophesied some 2,000+ years ago. Again, I am not leaning out on a ledge with any of this — the facts validate themselves.

Since then, I have kept a critical eye on world events and geo-political matters, both in America and abroad. On any given day, I may research issues jumping from Syria to Thailand, Russia to Nigeria, the UK to Argentina, and of course the hotspot of the entire global scene: Israel. As of late, I have begun to notice a recurring motif pointing to this September as a real game-changing moment in time. The catalyst for this post came earlier this month for me when I stumbled upon a year-old report that rang some bells. Back in 2014 —( May 13, to be exact )— the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius described an imposed deadline in dealing with "climate chaos" as he puts it:

"We are — all of you know it — on the edge of a climactic abyss. In fact, we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos." / "We have 500 days - not a day more - to avert a climate disaster ...climate chaos - in English, climate disruption, climate chaos."

I dimly recall skimming this report around the time Secretary of State John Kerry was busy hopping from one middle-eastern country to the next like some Peace-Dealing Savior. (Boy did that not work) In one video, Kerry is standing right next to Fabius and nodding in sagacious agreement with his "500 days, no more" proclamation to the world leaders in attendance. What I did not catch in 2014 was the fact that this same number, this same finite idea, was repeated in three different addresses he made at that time. And no once contested his declaration.

This struck me as particularly odd. Why would the French Foreign Minister lay down such a hard and fast number — a deadline, if you will — to which our world leaders would so agreeably acquiesce? I quickly popped open Excel and calculated 500 days from May 13, 2014. The result is September 25, 2015, meaning that whatever he is theatening will happen will have come to pass by 9/24 at the latest. The current date when I calculated this just happened to be 100 days until Laurent's unconventional deadline to 'climate disaster' this year. So I created a big "100" to stick at the top of a blog post and decided to look into this myself. ~ Man, was that ever a Pandora's Box decision . . .

There is a lot of evidence and speculation available on the internet to investigate. I won't try to convince you of my findings as such... there are just too many conflicting extrapolations to address all in one webpage. Suffice it to say that the Foreign Minister chose his words precisely. There may be a specific situation in mind rather than your common run-of-the-mill 'global warming' concern in play, here. But before I get to all of that, I need to explain why Christians are getting so worked up over everything happening now.

     
Bible Prophecy

As recorded in the Bible, Jesus (and Paul, and many others) spoke candidly about a literal end of the world as we know it, describing a time when Jesus Christ would physically return to rule on earth. He rose from the dead (this is not just some blind-faith claim ~ even extra-biblical and secular sources corroborate this as a factual, historical event. Again, I am not trying to convince you of this here and now. There are plenty of resources available for examination, including countless works written by hardened atheists who struck out to disprove the Bible once and for all.. only to convert to Christianity due to the overwhelming evidence they discovered ~ so back to my narrative...) Jesus rose from the dead and demonstrated his resurrected body to more than 500 people before ascending into heaven in full view of contemporary witnesses. His followers asked Him beforehand if/when there would come an end to the world. He not only answered to the affirmative, but explained in great detail the condition the world would be in at His return.

As an aside, I always find it interesting how some believers get so spooked about 'date-naming'. They point out that Jesus Himself declared “no man knows the day” of His return (Matthew 24:36) and that anyone claiming to know the day as a certainty is identified [correctly] as a false prophet, either knowingly or unknowingly a liar of the highest order. (see Harold Camping in 2011, for instance) So if you're reading this blog in hopes I might claim to know the day of His return or something, I'm sorry, but I also believe what Jesus said about this.  :-)

However - Jesus was positively adamant that His followers recognize the season of His return, even going so far as to reprimand those who would not attentively seek and keep watch for it. He went on and on about this in vivid detail, using plain direct language as well as colorful parables. (See Matthew chapters 24 & 25, Mark 13, and Luke 21 for most of it) He wanted His followers not only to recognize the general time of His coming, but to actively watch and pray for it. "But," some might counter, "the Bible says He will come unexpectedly, arriving suddenly like a thief in the night!" Both Jesus and Paul addressed this as well (toward the end of Matthew 24, and also see 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 [pay special attention to verses 1 & 4 & 9, and notice who 'they' are who will experience Christ's coming unexpectedly and will not escape.. it is not those in the church to whom Paul is writing) so I just don't understand how some believers get so strung out about that. It is expressed clearly enough.

 earthquake stats

In a moment, I will list a number of harbingers that He said would mark His imminent return, along with other similar indicators described elsewhere in the Bible, unfolding en masse around us today like never before in all of human history. But first: I have heard many well-intentioned Christians and non-Christians alike point out that there have always been famines, wars, earthquakes, and such supposed "signs" throughout history . .. Ah, but not to the ever-increasing magnitude we are seeing right now — not by a longshot. I'm not kidding - it's not even close. Consider just one topic: intensity and increased instances of earthquakes over the last few years.  ──►

This report was drawn up earlier this year, so that 36,000 for 2015 represents just the beginning of this year. Skeptics might suggest that these numbers only represent more sensitive seismometers and tectonic tech than in previous years. However, the earthquakes are unmistakably more frequent, and worse, only growing in intensity over the last few years. (Do a little research of your own - you will find this to be true) I could throw all kinds of data onto this web page demonstrating an almost exponential increase in geological activity and ecological disasters on a global scale, but all of this is readily accessible to anyone who wants to investigate such matters. I just picked earthquakes because it's one of the latest stats I happened to be looking at when writing this part. By the way, don't just believe whatever you read or find on the internet, including this blog! Consider the source(s) and verify matters for yourself. There are a lot of tricksters out there...

Everything below follows this same pattern of increasing frequency and intensity. And here's the real kicker: Jesus said it would all go down exactly this way:

What Jesus (and others) prophesied in the Bible
    portending the approach of the Last Days *
* Increasing in intensity & frequency, as a woman enduring birth pains (Matthew 24:8)
False messiahs (not just religious, but in the name of science & more)  check
Wars and 'rumors of wars' (hot/cold wars, threats & provocations)  check
Growing violent dissent and clashes, particularly along racial lines  check
Rampant famines, droughts, untreatable diseases (pestilences)  check
Inexplicable earthquakes in unusual places; increasing in frequency / intensity  check
Once faithful believers will hate and betray their brethren  check
False prophets will abound  check
Mankind growing cold/indifferent toward the Word of God (the Bible)  check
Accelerated pace of moral decline (in business, government, entertainment, etc)  check
A marked increase in wickedness and lawlessness  check
A notable increase in spiritism and the occult (new age, wiccan, etc)  check
The Gospel will be preached throughout the world (thank you, internet!)  check
Abnormal astronomical phenomena in the sun, moon, stars (even the sky)  check
An unprecedented increase in Christian persecution and deaths  check
Mankind calling that which is wrong, right ~ and vice-versa  check
Homosexuality will run rampant (as in the days of Noah, and Lot)  check
Inexplicable mass animal deaths (fish, fowl, deer, all manner of beasts)  check
The Euphrates (and Nile) river is drying up, as prophesied (March 2015 article)  check
Mankind will focus on loving themselves; boastful, greedy, and just plain mean  check
Incredible increase in the speed/means of transportation and world knowledge  check
Scoffers who mock the promised return of Christ  check

Scripture references: Matthew 24:4-44 / Luke 21:8-11, 25-28 / 1 Timothy 4:1-2 / 2 Timothy 3:1-5 / Romans 1:18-32 / Daniel 12:4 / 2 Peter 3:3-4 / Revelation 8:9 / Revelation 16:12 / (Ezekiel 29:8-10) / Hosea 4:1-3

All of these things are happening in broader, more intensifying, and very public ways. Over the past decade, newscasters have increasingly referred to natural disasters in terms of "Biblical proportions" because they literally are that. High profile Hollywood movies are now being churned out specifically made to mock the return of Christ. If you live in America and don't see this all going on around you right now, then lift your eyes beyond our borders and consider what other nations are enduring... Animals are dying off by the millions all around the globe right now, so much so that entire websites have been created just to track it. These incidents also leave news reporters scratching their heads in wonder. Fukushima is 'killing the ocean' just as described in the book of Revelation (8:9). It is completely unprecedented in all of human history how so many bizarre global events are hitting all at once. This, in part, is fomenting an international call for a one-world government to manage resources on every scale. In fact, the Pope himself will be arriving in the United States this September to address Congress and the United Nations about, of all things, adopting world-governing standards that supersede all individual nation-state laws and governments, including plans for world depopulation, a one-world currency (for which the technology and infrastructure is already in place - again, only possible now for the first time ever), and all sorts of other can't-believe-this-is-not-a-sci-fi-movie motions. I'm not making any of this up - look it up for yourself. It's interesting to note that this same Pope is also busily trying to merge Christianity with Judaism and Islam [??] — That alone should be a deal-breaker for trusting anyone in such a venerated position, in my opinion.

Large Binocular Telescope
 LBT

You might add to this list of weirdness an unaccountable increase in strange worldwide phenomena, such as the sudden appearance of super large and deep sink holes all around the globe, UFO's routinely caught on film now and reported in the nightly news like any another regular sort of thing, as if it's perfectly fine and normal to witness and not genuinely question such occurrences! Perhaps it has something to do with the Jesuits searching for extraterrestrial contacts from atop Mount Graham located northeast of Tucson, Arizona. No kidding.. the VATT (Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope) along with the LBT (Large Binocular Telescope, equipped with a super-cooled LUCIFER device ~ seriously, that's its name) are in a constant search for . . . something. Or someone. Some say these Vatican scientist/astronomers are already watching/tracking a particular target on approach to earth. In fact, after 2009's "Astrobiology Conference" held in Rome (look it up.. and there have been more since) the Vatican announced a number of statements not only endorsing the real-world probability of "intelligent extraterrestrial life", but has started treating such things as a matter of commonality, to be expected, embracing these ideas using terms like "our alien brothers" and discussing mutual religious baptism. [!!] This is too weird to make up - and it's really happening. This entire operation is known as the Vatican Observatory Research Group, aka the 'VORG' (rhymes with 'Borg'). Here is just one news story (4¼ min) from a couple years ago describing this. (Be warned if you choose to explore this topic further; it is a wily rabbit hole to investigate, full of all sorts of smoke and mirrors that touches on Nibiru (below left), Masonic temples in D.C., and the Illuminati. I strive to stick with core, provable facts with researched and verifiable sources, myself, and mention these only for the recent increase in data since GoogleSky just unblocked a suspicious corner of the starfield) Referendums at their most recent science and research conferences feature questions like this: "What will the impact on earth, and in particular religion be, given the disclosure or discovery of advanced extraterrestrial intelligence?" They are taking these sorts of considerations very seriously these days. This is quite remarkable, since the Bible describes how in the Last Days a "great delusion" will be promulgated by earth's leaders and believed by the misguided inhabitants on earth. The Official Appearance of Genuine [supposed] Space Aliens, fully endorsed by Catholic leadership who are already claiming such visitors will most likely bring "new truths" to bear on our understanding of God and religion, could very well be the great delusion described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12.

 Pope Francis
 Nibiru

As an additional consideration point, a stunningly plausible argument is made for the Catholic church at large being the 'antichrist' described in the Bible, as opposed to the traditional interpretation of the antichrist as embodied in one man. Speaking for myself, I don't really have an opinion on this because, frankly, I don't think I will be around to witness any of this one way or the other. Oddly enough, though, I just happened to stumble upon the most succinct treatment I have ever found addressing this odd topic. Unfortunately, the source webpage suffers an unfortunate excess of "’" style code boogers, so I copied the text, corrected those, and offer their 2-page exposition in various formats (below). In light of the Vatican's current out-of-this-world tone and steadily-mutating 'alternate gospel' message, I challenge you to read this and see if it does not pursuade: doc / docx / pdf / web·link.

Ah, and there is also this timely, disturbing-but-true trend. For the last couple of years, an alarming number (78 at last count) of high-level executive world-commerce trade bankers all around the world have been "committing suicide". I use quotes because virtually all of them exhibited no signs of personal distress beforehand, and died (or were killed) under highly questionable circumstances. For instance, one guy supposedly shot himself in the head with a nail gun nine times to 'commit suicide'. Most of them leap to their death from tall buildings in the hub of their cities. Could they know something inescapable is coming, like global financial ruin, and simply cannot face it? Or is someone else quieting those who 'know too much' and fear their premature disclosure of such information to the public? Oh, and if that wasn't enough, high-level scientists by the score are also dying under mysterious circumstances over the last couple of years, often reported as "no known cause" . . not to mention the nefarious loss of some rather ambitious reporters along the way. And lately, high-profile doctors who oppose Obamacare are beginning to die unexpectedly...

I also find it curious how the medical industry is announcing just now that the glory days of functional antibiotics are at an end, that strains of viruses and diseases have mutated beyond our ability to block or eradicate them with any kind of bio-engineered cures. Put another way, medical science is unable to save us from what used to be all but forgotten maladies. Look into it - but be warned, it will likely cause a scare for you and/or your family . ..

 LBT

As I write this entry, Greece is in the throes of tumbling out of the European Union, which in turn is causing waves of market trade trauma that could spell disaster for earth's commerce. (China's economy is currently in a freefall due, in part, to this) It's not Greece's fault as such, but rather the unsustainable debt-based world trade system we've enjoyed for decades that is now beginning to topple like dominoes. It just needed a push . ..

It's strange.. all that is happening just now. And I'm certainly not the only one to think so. All manner of inexplicable weirdness is occurring at accelerated rates, all concurrently as if hastened by some unseen force(s) ~ exactly as Jesus foretold. And I haven't even gotten into how nations named specifically in Biblical prophecy over 2,000 years ago are all lining up to attack Israel right now (see Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 & 39) — let alone the fact that Israel even EXISTS as a nation and in her geographic homeland, also as prophesied in the Old Testament! (If that's news to you, you would likely benefit from looking up the Jewish Diaspora and all about Biblical prophecies describing Israel scattered to the wind but then coming back together again as a thriving nation after two millennia - something that has NEVER happened with any other nation or culture in all of earth's history).

God declares in His word that any nation(s) who seeks to divide Israel will themselves be divided (see Genesis 12:3 & Joel 3:2). Since the re-emergence of Israel as a nation, every time enemies who were absolutely set to overpower them attacked Israel, not only did Israel prevail, but they acquired new territory (or reclaimed old territory, depending on your knowledge of regional history) in the process - a lot of it! Check out the miraculous "Six Day War" of 1967 to see this in action. It's like reading an account straight out of the Old Testament, but it happened just 48 years ago! The bottom line is: you just don't mess with Israel because the One Living God is their Protector. But that is precisely what the United Nations are poised to do (guess when?) this September at the 70th General Assembly. The Vatican (Pope Francis again) has formally recognized Palestine as a nation, officially endorsing their demand for statehood. And our current President has made it clear that, for the first time ever, America, Israel's last standing ally, no longer intends to defend Israel's position in these matters (here's an article from May) . Simply put, our timely concession in this international fiasco will pave the way for Israel to be forced to sign a peace treaty with her enemies, or face the combined military wrath of her middle-eastern neighbors (again) backed by essentially the entire world.. including now Iranian nukes — and all of it was prophesied to happen just this way! (see Isaiah 17:1 for a chillingly contemporary description of Damascus)

Now here's the real zinger: "Daniel's 70th Week", also known as 'The Tribulation' (you might have heard of it), is widely believed to begin when Israel is forced to sign a seven-year peace treaty. (Daniel 9:27) So many dominoes are falling into place this summer, but there's even more to consider before we get to September . ..

World Map showing TPP members and BRICS
 BRICS TTP

June 26, 2015, was not only an historic day for LGBT'ers, but Congress also cleared the way for the fast-track 'blind agreement' adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (TPP). If you don't know about this, it is a super-secret trade agreement that virtually no one could speak of, research properly, or investigate (under threat of law) prior to voting. The TPP wraps up 40% of all global trade under sweeping guidelines, essentially setting the stage — a literal framework — to support a viable one-world governing system of trade. And interestingly, this was forced through just before the U.N.'s 70th General Assembly coming up in September, starring special guest the Pope who is calling for one-world unification...  :-|

 LBT

And there's more. If you have never heard of BRICS, it is a coalition of nations led by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, all set on removing the U.S. dollar as the world's standard trade currency. BRICS, now identified as the NDB ("New Development Bank"), represents 40% of the world's population and a quarter of its economic output. The NDB expects to be fully operational by the end of 2015. That's less than six months from now. A late May article that describes what's up: "BRICS to Establish New Currency Financial Order". In case this means nothing to you, such a global move would likely decimate our already crumbling U.S. economy. Take a look at that map. If you mentally color in the European Union (most of Europe) and key middle-eastern nations, nearly ALL of the world's international solvency is encompassed in what is taking shape right now.

But there's even crazier news here in the United States. Did you know that our very own Department of Homeland Security has been buying up millions upon millions of ammunition rounds during the past several years, often overriding even military contracts to acquire such vast amounts? The current estimation is a little over two billion rounds - billion. And we're talking hollow point (explosive) rounds as well as the more common munitions. (HP rounds are meant for really tearing up a target on impact) For the DHS to accomplish its stated goals, plain old ordinary rounds completely and adequately serve their purposes. So of course, the overriding question is * WHY? * What on earth could possibly constitute DHS going so waaaay overboard like this, suddenly so militaristic and stockpiling unbelievable amounts of ammunition . . unless something is anticipated that might justify such unwieldy acquisitions of weaponry...?

Enter 'Jade Helm 2015', also known as 'JH15'. Officially, this is a trans-military-branch training exercise led by U.S. Special Forces. It is scheduled to begin July 15, 2015, and continue for two months, ending in the middle of September, incorporating during that time the 'cooperation' (willing or otherwise) of nine southern U.S. states: California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida (see map below). This encompasses the U.S. southwest in its entirety. They intend to utilize both public and private lands for their operations, freely admitting to covert and agents in disguise, camouflaged as civilians. Each of the target states has been assigned a role as 'hostile', 'permissive' or 'uncertain' territory. (This is all over the internet, so I won't bother including any more maps or links here) According to the U.S. military, this is nothing more than a large-scale exercise seeking to simulate urban warfare training conditions. However, an entire fleet of 'red flags' have cropped up around this operation, such as massive sightings of highly unusual military movement in every state as of late. (Read on.. it gets even weirder) Regardless of the constitutionality of their intended maneuvers (which JH15 violates right out of the gate) so many questionable elements surrounding this real-world development that a record-breaking number of conspiracy theories all across the web·o·sphere. The problem is, the military has never given enough of a straight answer for their perceived and intended violations to communities all across the southwest. A Washington Post article (July 8) addresses the media blackout being enforced as JH15 begins rolling into action. Even the comments are worth reading. I particularly appreciate what 'George74' had to say:

We were told that Jade Helm was a "very large" training operation. But 1,200 troops isn't a large or even medium operation, it is quite small. Then we were told that some of the troops would be in civilian clothes driving civilian cars with guns loaded with blanks in American towns and cities (what could go wrong?). Then we were told that, no, they would be in isolated areas only. Then it comes out the border patrol part of DHS, the FBI, and other government agencies are also involved. The participation of non-US troops has not been denied or confirmed. But we are not supposed to ask any questions?
 

Now, I am not laying claims against Jade Helm. Like most civilians, I can only sit tight and see what will happen with this. But a number of disturbing facts are self-evident. For instance, in preparation of this entire operation, a number of super Walmarts suddenly closed all across the U.S. claiming "unexpected plumbing repairs." (Not kidding.. it's like a bad "X-Files" episode - no one would believe such a storyline in a fictional TV show) All of their employees were immediately laid off or just let go. At once, the stores were cleared out, the windows blocked out, barbed wire and perimeters established all around them, and the military moved in .. along with a LOT of heavy gear. At the same time, a flock of rumors erupted claiming that these particular Walmarts play host to long illuminated destination-unknown-type tunnels (even connecting them one to another, which is about as likely as someone discovering a hidden ladder to the moon, imho). It is also surmised that nearly all of these Wal-military installations are located near many 'free trade zones' (FTZ) dotted all around the United States.

U.S. States 'officially' involved in Jade Helm (possible concession of Aztlán territories?) — [ ROLLOVER ]
 Jade Helm map
 Jade Helm logo

The logo for Jade Helm depicts two crossed swords over a vertical sword, superimposed in the middle with a Dutch wooden shoe (??) implying, it is supposed, the target of their motto, which is to "Master the Human Domain". Correct me if I'm wrong, but that seems a bit odd in a homefront military 'training exercise' intended to familiarize troops with strategies and tactics of non-friendly forces. As suspect as this already sounds, eye-witness reports and posted videos show long trains of seriously heavy military gear, transports, and even "United Nations"-marked vehicles [!!] en-route on trains or caravans to the aforementioned target states. Why are United Nations vehicles pouring into our country for this 'exercise'? I recall a blip in the culture a year or two ago, news stories about Russian troops being imported for extended training here in the United States. Training..? For what, exactly? Other currnet reports show U.S. soldiers rounding up unwitting and uncooperative civilians, including training to shoot any who attempt to escape from what appear to be internment sites or compounds. —— What? —— Recently acclimated Russian troops might not have much of a problem with that sort of thing . . .

And get this: when the bizarre JadeHelm/Walmart partnership first began, the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD hastily relocated their primary operations deep underground as if in preparation for an EMP attack. (EMP = electro-magnetic pulse, theorized to be capable of crippling our nation in one blow) While that may seem like a prudent move in general, their timing seems interesting, to say the least. EMP threats have been around as an international concern for quite a long time. Why suddenly relocate now on the cusp of this highly irregular Jade Helm operation? All of this, when considered alongside DHS's unprecedented acquisition of billions of rounds, and civilian police forces receiving military-grade assault vehicles and training in the last few years, kind of unsettles someone who lives, you know, in Phoenix, Arizona . .

What is this all about, really? Answers provided by the military have been dodgy at best, and fail by a large margin to clarify or even validate their actions for an inquisitive public on whose land soldiers will be deployed. There is a growing faction of citizens who believe this is a pre-emptive placement of troops to assist with desensitizing the general populace to the ubiquitous presence of the military at large, setting the stage for martial law. (By the way, this is precisely what happened in Germany in the mid-1930's under a rising totalitarian regime) asdf

Why suspect a sudden need for martial law? One idea that comes fresh to mind is the recent LGBT Supreme Court ruling. For months beforehand [Tombo, you're so cool!] I warned that no matter what the decision, this ruling will very likely result massive social unrest. Think about it... Top leaders from all across our nation's clergy signed this petition and sent it to the Supreme Court weeks before their historic ruling, underscoring what the Bible has to say about marriage and homosexuality (see my next post). They stated in no uncertain terms that they will not comply with any same-sex marriage standard imposed upon America at a federal level, speaking for millions of like-minded Christians who follow their leadership. Now imagine for a moment that you are a Supreme Court Judge. Not to simplify matters, but when considering America's vast populace, on one hand you have Christian Americans who stand firm in their convictions, but by definition forgive when oppressed. On the other hand, you have a brazen minority who, in the name of their 'Tolerance', feel it is completely appropriate to harass, beat, and lay death threats against any who would dare oppose them or their unbiblical standards. Whom would you rather pitch against the rancor of the other... non-violent Christians, against whom millions of no-longer-tax-exempt dues may be extracted for governmental use, and who forgive their enemies when attacked, or provably volatile and violent LGBT advocates? ~ Do you see how this adds up in simple terms, especially from the perspective of those in the highest levels of government? (Think I'm overreacting? Check out the absolutely insane claims leveled against bakers who would not capitulate to the bullying LGBT'ers in Oregon: unbelievable article [7/7/15]) Law suits on both sides are already stacking up since June 26th. The resolve of true biblical Christians who honor a Greater Authority than the U.S. Supreme Court is only deepening, but the timing of JH15 just beginning as this [engineered?] social unrest will begin to manifest is also interesting, to say the least . . .

 The LHC / CERN / location — [ ROLLOVER+ ]
 CERN / LHC

Oh - but it gets even weirder. In case 'CERN' and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is something you have not heard much about or looked into, it is the single largest machine ever built by man, designed and created by an international team of scientists (representing no less than 21 countries, plus a handful of other national 'sub-members', all national representative leaders of all mankind) for the express purpose of pulling apart the very fabric of Reality Itself at the most fundamental level possible. ~ I kid you not. ~ This is no exaggeration or sensationalism on my part. Their lead scientists have repeatedly described in public, on record, how they expect to rend open a "portal into other dimensions" using the LHC. This is disconcerting in the extreme because this activity reflects what the Bible describes as, literally, portals to 'the Abyss' opening up in the Last Days, releasing all manner of demonic entities upon the earth. There is a lot of evidence demonstrating that those behind CERN not only know this, but have this very goal in mind for myriad reasons. The details and real-world ramifications of this will best be served in another upcoming blog post. Suffice it to say that the LHC will be nearing peak operational capacity toward the end of this summer, reaching levels of power they have never before been able to achieve.

Again, the things I am describing here are not science-fiction, not some conjured fictional imagination, but real-world events that, one way or another, all seem to be culminating toward the end of this summer.

And of course -( naturally )- there's also an asteroid threat! Actually "101955 Bennu" sailed across earth's elliptical orbit back in April, but we won't get around to that intersection in space until . . [wait for it] . . late September. Of course, the asteroid is already confirmed as having passed by earth, no problem. However, one wonders if anything else might be trailing along in its orbit that we may encounter in a couple of months..? The original root-language meaning of 'Bennu' is "Lord of the Jubilee" which is extra-bizarre timing, as you will learn in a moment. NASA swears up and down there is nothing to worry about, stating, "NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small." So say our trusted sky-watchers who completely missed the sudden appearance of a meteor that exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk (Russia) on February 15, 2013. It blew apart about 23 km (14 mi) above the ground, releasing energy 20-30 times greater than the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, injuring well over 1,000 unsuspecting people. About 7,200 buildings in six cities all around the area incurred damage from the shock wave. Think about that for a moment. This really happened .. and NASA did not have clue one about it until it happened! In fact, NASA openly admits in public forums that they simply do not possess the resources to track most of what's whizzing around in space that may constitute a threat to earth. So you may forgive me if I do not give NASA's assurances of tracking NEO's (Near Earth Orbit) much credit. An alarming (increasing?) amount of asteroids and meteors are zipping past our planet all the time these days, a good percentage of which were never detected prior to their sudden appearance.

That said, there are some who believe an asteroid or 'something' —[ maybe we should check with the Vatican ]— is set to arrive around the same time we cross Bennu's path. Any sort of impact by anything like a rogue asteroid would certainly result in "climate chaos" on the scale implied by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and right on time with his 500-day prediction. One disturbing passage (of many) in the book of Revelation describes what seems to be just such a strike upon the earth. (Revelation 8:8-9) The Vatican's sudden, surreal, and very public concern with "welcoming extraterrestrial beings" right at this time leads one to wonder just what really is happening behind the scenes. << insert 'X-Files' theme song here >>

 meteor

One last point along this über-creepy vibe ~ For those who just do not know, Satan ('Lucifer') is merely a fallen angel, a leader of angelic hosts who prided himself as equal with God. (Sound familiar? Same riff he laid on Adam & Eve back in the beginning.. and through Mormonism, for that matter) He is no equal contender with God, poses no threat to the Creator any more than a dust mote would. God essentially uses Satan as a tool for His grander purposes, and when His design is complete, the Bible explains how God will destroy him with a single word. However, the Bible describes Satan disguising himself as 'angel of light' to unwitting mankind (2 Corinthians 11:14), offering his own twisted version of salvation but in truth leading souls 100% away from God and the One True Source of genuine life and real love. Satan is identified as 'the prince of the power of the air' (Ephesians 2:1-2), and as such, is thought to be able to make his demons (fallen angels who joined him in rebellion) appear in all manner of forms... even as 'aliens' in our modern culture. Consider this: in years gone by, the bogey-men of every culture haunted the fringes of human perception in the form of devils and monsters. Thousands of years of artwork depict this in all societies. Nowadays, it is conjectured that our extra-human (extra-terrestrial) 'hope' and/or terror may be found in the form of ALIENS from above &/or beyond. But curiously, they always seem to just appear or disappear in the atmosphere. Just something to consider as the leaders of Catholicism embrace anticipated "alien brothers" as some kind of 'hope' for humankind . . . (Oh, and a note for those who interpret Satan as just some negative metaphor or something. Jesus Himself taught more often about hell than He did heaven, always describing it as a real place, and spoke of Satan as a real and alive [but certainly not omnipresent nor omniscient] being. So if our Lord described things in this manner, any self-proclaiming Christian would do well to believe what Jesus said about such things. Just sayin'...)

     
So what about September?

In order to understand the significance of upcoming events, I must go over a bit of Biblical history before explaining what a 'tetrad' is. First off, you may find it surprising (as I did) to learn that God designed the heavens to serve as timed signposts for us to watch along history's timeline, as well as marking the passing of seasons. It's no different than keeping an eye out for various landmarks on a road trip, like sighting an occasional mile-marker, or recognizing unique topographical indicators so you may identify where you are. Not even half way through the first chapter of the first book of the Bible, all forms of illumination in the day and night sky are established as separating day from night, of course, but also to serve as signs to mark sacred times:

And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky
to separate the day from the night, and let them serve
as signs to mark sacred times, and days, and years...”
—  Genesis 1:14   

I had never really caught this until just a few years ago, but it makes perfect sense. The designer/creator of an elaborate clock can certainly determine its mechanisms and settings down to the minutest detail, could he not? Later in the Bible, God establishes a specific list of festivals and feasts that His chosen nation, Israel, is meant to keep at appointed times based upon a lunar-based calendar. God is quite specific about exactly when each of these memorial times are to take place, and what His people are expected to do to honor Him. (It's All Good at the family level, as well as for their society as a whole) Non-Jewish people typically call these events 'Israel's Holy Feast Days', but they are actually GOD's Appointed Dates intended to be remembered and commemorated as per His instructions. (see Leviticus 23 for starters) What's more, each of these traditional times symbolize key elements in Christ's earthly mission here on earth. It is believed that the first four were fulfilled during his First Coming, and the remaining three represent what He will accomplish upon His Return:

God's Appointed Feast Days / Holy Days   Representations
 1. Feast of Passover  Crucifixion of Christ 
 2. Feast of Unleavened Bread  Burial of Christ 
 3. Feast of First-Fruits  Resurrection of Jesus Christ 
 4. Feast of Pentecost/Weeks  Birth of the Church of Christ 
   5. Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah  Rapture of the Church 
   6. Feast of Atonement / Yom Kippur  Second Coming of Christ 
   7. Feast of Tabernacles / Sukkot  Kingdom Age established 

Okay, that's as far down into the weeds as I will go with these (though there is a lot more to explore in all of this), but it is important for understanding how certain astronomical events play in the Clockmaker's set times. This is where 'tetrads' come into the picture...

Everyone knows what a solar eclipse is, when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun. Its shadow describes a narrow trail upon the surface of the earth for a brief period of time (7½ minutes at most), making the sky go dark for anyone caught in its path. Well, this also works the other way around. When the moon passes around the far side of the earth away from the sun, it sometimes glides directly through the earth's much broader shadow. This is called a lunar eclipse, is visible from nearly every point on earth facing the moon, and can last for up to 3½ hours. Due to the way light is refracted through the edges of earth's atmosphere, this celestial motion casts a deep umber color upon the moon. The diagram below illustrates how this works. Pictured to the right is a time-lapse photo of a lunar eclipse in action, also called a red moon, or a 'blood moon', for obvious reasons.

 Lunar Eclipse Diagram  "Blood Moon"

Lunar eclipses are not uncommon, but when four consecutive total lunar eclipses occur (spanning 17 to 18 months) it is unusual enough to garner a specific event name: a 'lunar tetrad'. Yet even these occurrences are not entirely rare. ~ However, when these 'blood moon tetrads' occur near, or especially on, God's Holy Days according to the Hebrew calendar, things get very interesting. And as may be imagined, such unique timing is also much more rare. In the past 2,000 years, just eight tetrads have fallen on God's Holy Days. Every time this has happened, some very important and significant events concerning the nation of Israel (even Christendom) have occurred, sending long-term effects even out to the rest of the world. For instance, up until about 70 years ago, the last blood moon tetrad to fall on the LORD's Feast Days happened between 1493 and 1494, when Columbus was busy discovering America. More to the point, this was also when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued the Alhambra Edict, which expelled Jews from Spain, their last truly safe host country, on threat of all their possessions and their lives. Tens of thousands of Jews were killed while fleeing to different, often hostile countries. (This certainly qualifies as a significant change in the national affairs of God's people)

The next blood moon tetrad on God's Holy Days happened just 66 years ago. At that time, the miraculous reformation of Israel as a nation took place. They somehow scrambled together and overcame the military assaults levelled against them by the surrounding enemy nations.

The next blood moon tetrad on God's Holy days occurred just 17 years later, and reflected yet another amazing event: the Six Day War of 1967. As if reforming their nation in their original homeland, having maintained their cultural identity, historical lineage, and Hebraic language while scattered across the world wasn't miraculous enough, now Israel faced renewed assaults by their overpowering allied enemies, yet still triumphed! (By all human reckoning, they achieved an impossible victory)

Nothing can alter the course of the sun, moon, and stars (and earth) in their respective orbits (and yes, the sun does orbit along with the outstretched Orion Arm of our galaxy). In fact, astronomical motion at this scale is so precise and reliable that NASA has gathered and calculated eclipses looking back for thousands of years, as well as projected future occurrences for millennia to come. (NASA's Eclipse webpage: 2,000 BC to 3,000 AD) With one notable exception, the next blood moon tetrad to fall on God's Feast Days will not happen for another 567 years!

So, when is the one exception?

It is right now.

An unprecedented third blood moon tetrad in the span of just 70 years is currently underway. I stepped out of our house here in Phoenix well past midnight a few months ago to view one. It is definitely an eerie sight... But what makes this particular tetrad so remarkable is the not-so-subtle national pattern seemingly emerging in this sequence of events. During the 1949-1950 tetrad, Israel regained their nationality and country. During the 1967-1968 tetrad, Israel reclaimed Jerusalem as her capital. It is widely surmised that during this third tetrad, somehow or other Israel will set in motion the prophesied rebuilding of their third temple. This is incredibly significant in view of the Last Days, as the third and final temple is set to play a critical role during the Tribulation (see 2 Thessalonians 2:4 & Matthew 24:15-22). The historic location of Israel's temple fell into the hands of Muslims hundreds of years ago. They absolutely refuse to consider 'letting' the Jews rebuild any such thing as their holy temple on this location (though it originally belonged to Israel by rights, tradition, and history). This is a major issue which, among many others, continues to stir up all manner of cultural friction in that region to this day.

 The Third Temple?

As a timely side note, while writing this post, Rabbi Yehuda Glick just announced that a "major announcement" from the Temple Institute in Jerusalem will be made on July 12. He is one of that group's leaders. Founded in 1987, it is a body dedicated to building the Holy Temple of God on Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount) in accordance with Judaism and the Old Testament. Given how they have produced everything necessary to resume traditional temple worship — all the golden articles and sacred vessels in place, even a cadre of properly trained Levitical priests — many are hoping that Sunday's announcement may reveal some heretofore unimaginable solution to this old quandary. And consider this: Rabbi Glick was shot four times in the chest at point blank range less than a year ago in an assassination attempt by an Islamic adherent. Yet he survived, recovered, and has in the last few months been working closely with Muslim leaders [!!] to now stand in a position to present a "major announcement" on behalf of the Temple Institute. Given what came to pass during the last two tetrads, something big is likely to go down in and/or around Israel very soon ~ and this would certainly qualify! Besides (or in addition to) the possible start of rebuilding of the third temple, this could very well mark the beginning Daniel's 70th week (the Tribulation) as Israel also faces the real possibility of being forced to adopt a peace agreement pressured by the United Nations' upcoming general assembly. These factors may actually be contingent on one another ~ who knows? It is certainly exciting to see how this will unfold in the next few months!

Back to the stars for a moment ~ The occurrence of a lunar eclipse has traditionally been associated with God's dealing with (or judgment upon) Israel. Solar eclipses are symbolic of God's dealing with (or judgment upon) all the nations of the world. Just before the final blood moon of this tetrad, a partial solar eclipse will appear in the middle of September. A total solar eclipse took place back on April 4 of this year, during Passover. (NASA: 2015 Eclipses) There is much more going on astronomically both before and after this particular tetrad ~ I am just skimming the surface of these timely celestial anomalies by way of illustration, but I highly recommend further investigation into other indicators adding up in particularly balanced ways these days . . .

One final note of interest from the Jewish calendar. God ordained the seventh day of each week to be held aside as holy, known as the Sabbath, a day dedicated to the Lord and intended for the communal rest of His people, the study of His Word, and times of worship. (think 'church') He also extended this concept into the marking of the years, calling for a 'Shemitah' (or 'shmita') year of agricultural rest and so forth every seventh year on their lunar calendar. After seven of these cycles (49 years), He indicated that a Year of Jubilee is to be declared, a time when all debts among one another are wiped out, and all sorts of other great things are to be observed and confirmed. Unfortunately, these established holy years were routinely ignored by the ancient Israelites, and obviously could not be maintained during the Diaspora. This is a fascinating study in its own right, as it seems that God's intentions still affect the ways and means of mankind. To this day, the Shemitah Year seems to influence the world's system of trade. We are just finishing a Shemitah Year on the Jewish calendar (which begins/ends in September or October of our Gregorian calendar), and once again the world universally neglects God, especially among the international trade markets. As unlikely as this may sound, this is a traceable effect widely recognized and demonstrated in the history of global trade. Seven years ago, the market crash of 2008 occurred, preceded seven years before that by a similar crash in 2001. Many believe this year will see a worldwide financial collapse unlike any before. Why should this year be any different? Because the end of this Shemitah Year will usher in the next Year of Jubilee, which is calculated to be the 70th one since the Israelites first entered the Promised Land (modern-day Israel).

Without going too deeply into this, certain numbers carry prescribed significance, such as '3' representing completeness or wholeness, '7' representing holiness and godly perfection, '40' waiting/preparation or a time of testing/punishment, '666' is the number of the antichrist (being the best ['3'] governmental system man ['6'] can produce without God), and so on. There are plenty of other examples, but you get the idea. (These are not just arbitrary value assignments, but readily obvious when reading the Bible) The number '70' represents perfect spiritual order carried out with all power. In this context, it represents the fulfillment of God's assigned time for Israel on earth just before He changes things dramatically and universally.

Remember asteroid Bennu mentioned earlier? How its name curiously means 'Lord of the Jubilee'? . . Weird timing, no?

THE LAST THREE BLOOD MOON TETRADS ON THE LORD'S FEAST DAYS

 Lunar Tetrads

If this is all legitimate, then the appearance and timing of all these signs are simply markers along history's path, indicating in essence where we are along the way. Ah, someone may point out, no blood moon tetrad occurred on the LORD's feast days at any point during the Holocaust, and if there was ever a time in recent history when God's hand of judgment seemed heavy upon His people, that would certainly seem to count! And you know, I might agree with that opinion. However, these indicators in the astronomical calendar do not determine man's activities on earth (like astrology claims to do) but should be simply viewed only as signposts set by God Himself to reflect key milestones according to His designation. Certain historical events might qualify in our minds... but we're not calling the shots. He is. I am merely reporting timely evidence here — you must decide for yourself if you believe the data is worth considering. By the way, if you are wondering (like I did) what Jesus might possibly have meant by signs visible "in the sun", I wrote about that two years ago (4 ¶'s + 2 pix).

 September
 9/13 (Sunday)
 • Partial solar eclipse on . ..
 • The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)
 • End of the Shemitah Year (Elul 29 on Jewish calendar)
 • Possible world-wide stock market crash ?
 9/15 (Tuesday)
 • Rosh Hashanah ends
 • Jade Helm ends
 9/17 (Thursday)
 • U.S. Congress must vote for or against Iran Nuclear deal
 9/21 (Monday)
 • International Day of Peace [per U.N.] (1 Thessalonians 5:3
 9/22 (Tuesday)
 • Pope arrives in Washington D.C. (Papal itinerary)
 9/23 (Wednesday)
 • Feast of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
 • Year of Jubilee begins
 • Pope visits the White House
 • CERN LHC scheduled to reach full operational capacity
 • (Possible asteroid strike ?)
 9/24 (Thursday)
 • 500-day Countdown ends = "Climate chaos" ?
 • Pope to address Congress with New World Order message
 9/25 (Friday)
 • Pope to address the UN General Assembly = NWO message
 • 3-day 'TomorrowWorld' festival begins
 9/27 (Sunday)
 • Feast of Tabernacles begins (Sukkot; last for 8 days)
 • Pope arrives in NY to attend 'World Meeting of Families'
 9/28 (Monday)
 • Final blood moon ('super moon') visible from Israel to USA 
 • Deadline for E.U. countries to enact "bail-in" legislation

You're probably wondering what TomorrowWorld is..." Not to be confused with the recently released "Tomorrowland" movie , TomorrowWorld is a massive New-Agey, world-magick-endorsing, Burning-Man-meets-electronica rockfest that, for lack of better description, embodies the very soul of Paganism. [With thumpin' grooves!] I bring it up because, with thousands upon thousands of attendees coming in from all around the world, it occurs right after the Pope's 'New World Order' proclamations to the U.N. and personifies and celebrates the very spirit of this age, glorifying everything except the one true God . . . worship of self, existentialism, transcendentalism, every kind of LGBTQIA whichever way you slice it .. . The overall sense of the promotions for this 3-day event are heavy in dark, obsessive, almost manic worship of mankind. And this same agenda is broadcast on regular TV now, promoted through music and movies in more intensified ways than ever before. Perversion is sanctioned and praised by the Progressives who call that which is evil, good ... see Isaiah 5:20-24 for God's opinion about such things.

OK, moving on with a few more clarification notes: a 'super moon' is when, on occasion, the moon swings closest to us in its elliptical orbit when it is full, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from earth. Coupled with the final blood moon of this tetrad during Sukkot (celebrated in part by setting up tent-like shacks outside and viewing the night sky where the blood moon will be obvious), a lot of people believe this signifies an especially meaningful harbinger for Israel: the last blood moon of this third and timely tetrad is a super moon.

'Elul 29' is the 29th day of the Jewish calendar month Elul. As bizarre as this sounds, significant stock market crashes have occurred on that particular day as it rolls around on the Gregorian calendar. (Check on this for yourself .. it's alarmingly true) This year, Elul 29 falls on September 13. Many financial institutions take this seriously and are bracing for impact on that date. If what is happening right now in the global markets is a taste of things to come, then everything is rolling along like clockwork...

 CERN

Speaking of finances, the European Union (reacting to what has been going on with Cyprus, Greece, and even Ireland a few years ago) imposed a deadline for all of its nation members to finalize and implement "bail-in" legislation by the end of this September. There are plenty of articles online about this — here's one. So what is a 'bail-in'? Instead of banks ensuring enough fiscal security to cover their interests and funding on their own, even falling back upon support mechanisms like the FDIC if necessary, a 'bail-in' is when your bank takes your money to cover their insufficiencies, particularly on a national level. This is not some dark sci-fi plot. It is real, and it is happening now. They did it in Cyprus, and it looks like it's about to happen to Greece through far deeper cuts. ~ If you think this is an overseas problem, that it could not happen in North America, you are fooling yourself. Canada and other nations are already pressing these kinds of measures into their laws, in preparation, it would seem, of meeting similar crises within their own financial markets. The U.S. state of Kansas nearly passed a law starting this past July 1st that would limit cash withdrawals through ATM's to just $25 per day. All that is stopping this from happening now are a few legal technicalities, but such austerity measures are gaining momentum across all the worlds' nation states and, yes, even right here in America. The bottom line for regular work-a-day folks is this: the day may come, and very soon, when your friendly neighborhood bank simply turns you away from your accounts, blocks access to your own funds, and/or worse, begins confiscating capital from your account(s) ... all through Legal Means.

Oh, and this is interesting — Nearly two years ago, the United Nations declared 2015 would be known as the "International Year of Light and Light-Based Technology". This is a blatant tip of their scepter toward CERN, which is precisely all about that. It is interesting to note various U.N.-sponsored celebratory events scheduled throughout 2015 based on this theme of 'Illumination'. What's even weirder is the operatic dance number choreographed and filmed on-location inside the CERN facility. (Again, this is just too weird to make up) This scientific research program has produced truly bizarre 'interpretive dance' style videos celebrating their scientific progress. [??]  ..uh... what?  Think about it: when was the last time you can recall catching a professional dance performance, complete with original score and everything, brought to you by the thoughtful white coats working on, say, the human genome project? :-| This is just a seriously freaky expression of 'science'. There is a ton more to consider where CERN is going, like their back-lit Shiva statue (destroyer of worlds) out in front of their facility, along with really alarming phenomena occurring near their operations, and much more... I plan to address all this in a later post — but it is worth noting here that the U.N. and CERN are going bananas over what they expect to unfold this year.

 Jade Helm logo

Remember all those super Walmarts the military commandeered and closed until further notice? They are set to re-open sometime shortly after JH15 concludes in mid-September. A lot of people wonder what 'enhanced role' these suburban hubs may play after all this craziness... as processing centers for mandatory RFID chipping? (Don't laugh.. mandatory medical ID implants are a part of Obamacare, which now stands as LAW, requiring wide-sweeping implementation and full compliance by December of 2017. Again.. not making this up. Look it up yourself, but be advised you will have to dig since O·care is so massive. By the way, this may very well qualify as the bio-technology to support the world-commerce system also known as "the mark of the beast") Some believe these new hybrid Wal·military·marts may be used for processing civilians into FEMA camps which now dot the U.S. and have been full equipped and stocked, yet have remained empty and idle for years. (Again, another weird and very disturbing rabbit trail to pursue, if you choose to - you have been warned) I personally suspect that these Walmarts will reopen with, if not these suspected capabilities, then probably with the infrastructure installed and ready to accommodate such social changes if/when they come to pass ~ all under the banner of 'National Security' too, I'll wager.

During the impending United Nations General Assembly on September 25, real-world measures will be addressed for implementing their "17 Sustainable Development Goals" (aka: "Agenda 21") which itself has a lot of people questioning just what exactly such measures will entail. With the Pope leaning more and more upon his 'New World Order' call for consolidation of, well, virtually everything, everyone turning against Israel now by formally recognizing Palestine as a sovereign nation, Iran refusing accountability for their nuclear program(s) at every turn (and now getting away with it) with their express purpose being to "wipe Israel from the map" (which, again, is just so weird that every other nation in the world through their complicity is freakishly 'OK with this'), there are some massive changes about to take place in the world.

Were you aware of this? The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission (E.U.), Federica Mogherini, stated recently that "radical political Islam is a legitimate political force within Europe." Here is a short video (3 min) recapping this (and more) from/about her. What this means is that the head of security for the European Union publicly endorses/sanctions sharia law, a hideous church-and-state mashup under Islam that promotes all manner of human rights violations (beheadings, floggings, stonings, crucifixions, etc) for all those who do not agree with their philosophy. THAT is Islam. It is what their scriptures, the Qur'an, teaches. (Those who claim otherwise have not studied it or are uncommitted to its more pressing commands to "kill the infidels" [i.e., those who do not agree with or believe Islam] and "smite off the heads" of those who will not subject themselves to Islam) I find it disturbingly curious how this so-called 'religion' —( make no mistake; Islam is a political philosophy masked by religiosity ~ research for it yourself )— that specifically calls for beheading of the noncompliant is rising around the globe when, at the same time, the world may soon adopt a one-world government, a single standardized currency, and the methods to literally implement "the mark", specifically beheading those who will not comply (see Revelation 20:4). By the way, this will be the cost for Christians coming to the Faith during the Tribulation . . .

Think all of this is just overseas business? Au contraire... Much closer to home (for my American readers), while addressing the United Nations on September 25, 2012, our the President of our United States declared, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." To be fair, he also made general statements in an obvious attempt to 'cover all bases', essentially trying to be all things to all people, but by doing so, effectively disintegrated any show of solidarity for anyone. And he let that statement stand. By comparison, he disparaged those who would desecrate Christian-themed artwork, but he did NOT say "those who slander Jesus". Quite a notable difference. [ oy... politics ] Then just last month, in an apparent [??] slip of the tongue during a press conference, he also declared that America is "speeding up training of ISIL forces." The term 'ISIL' stands for "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" which is the White House's preferred (and a backhanded slap at Israel) term for ISIS, 'Levant' being a claim on Israel's Bible-based territories (not making any of this up). Strangely, he did not correct himself, but appears in this link to affirm precisely what he is saying (though the White House offered an ambiguous correction of sorts after the fact, claiming he spoke of "Iraqi" forces ~ wow .. that's like admitting the ones he was talking about were, in fact, human ~ this really alters his statement in no quantitative way) . . .

Regarding Islam as a whole, they firmly believe they are currently paving the way through jihad (slaughter of non-Muslims) for the return, and world-conquering rulership, of their own twisted version of a messiah, called the Mahdi.

Everyone in the world seems to be drinking from this same Kool-Aid. 

Obviously, anyone with a Christian ethos would feel alarmed by these developments.

Jesus Himself described that in the Last Days, “men's hearts will fail them for fear of what is coming upon the world.” (Luke 21:26) ~ National and international financial crises? Wars, rumors of wars, and accelerating natural disasters? Dead bankers, scientists, Christians? ~ More Christians are currently being persecuted and killed than ever before in history.. by a vast margin.

And I am just shaving the tip of the worldly iceberg with the information in this entry, which reminds me of a few choice scriptures. Judges 17:6, 21:25 describes how ancient Israel was rife with disobedience, to their longstanding misfortune: “everyone did as they saw fit...”

 
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people
loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into
the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
 
—  John 3:19-20   
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,
  your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are
  unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then
  the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
—  (Jesus) Matthew 6:22-23  
“See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.”
  —  (Jesus) Luke 11:35  
 

Jesus compared the widespread moral decline marking the Last Days as being “like it was in the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:37, Luke 17:26) and “the same in the days of Lot” (Luke 17:28-30). Life will go on more or less as usual around the globe, everyone chasing their regular pursuits as best as they can during universal cultural deterioration. But note how the days of Noah are described: “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” (Genesis 6:5) And considering Lot: the city region where he and his family lived were known as capitals of homosexual deviancy, and were destroyed because of this. (see Jude 7 = pretty incontrovertible.. more about this in my next blog post) The very term 'sodomy' is derived from this account. The world as a whole is abdicating to the LGBT agenda now, just like He said would happen at the end...

Everything appears to be falling into place exactly as Jesus said it would just before His Return.
 
So what can we do??
 
  Prep?   Pray?   Panic?!  

The most common command from God to His followers throughout the Bible is this: “Do not be afraid.”

The most commonly repeated promise from Him to His children: “For I am with you!”

When describing future events, Jesus told His followers straight-up: “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He.” (John 13:19)

Describing the End Days in particular, He said, “People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.” (Luke 21:26)

Yet He continued saying, “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28)

He topped all of this off with a parable about a fig tree. If you're thinking that sounds like some pretty unnecessary weirdness on His part, you must understand that Israel was (and is) often symbolized by the fig tree. So when He spoke in this manner, His listeners understood that His story was not about just seasonal timing in nature, but a moment in Israel's future when the nation would 'bloom' (flourish anew) in the shadow of the Last Days:

 
 
 
 
He told them this parable: “Look at the
fig tree and all the trees. When they
sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves
and know that summer is near. Even so,
when you see these things happening, you
know that the kingdom of God is near.
Truly I tell you, this generation will cer-
tainly not pass away until all these things
have happened.”
—  Luke 21:29-32     
 fig tree
 
 

What generation is He talking about? The generation who sees Israel bloom as a renewed nation on earth. The Bible demonstrates that God counts a generation as 70 years of life here on earth. So in modern parlance, He declared that within a 70 year period from when Israel reconstitutes physically as a nation on earth, He would return! (Israel still awaits the Messiah's first appearance, so what is about to happen is especially poignant for both Jews and Christians alike). Israel reformed in 1948 — 67 years ago. (All of this is detailed at length in this section of my 2013·04 post) One of the most exciting promises Jesus ever presented to His followers is found in the beginning of John chapter 14...

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I  have told
  you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if  I go and pre-
  pare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be  with me that you
  also may be where I am.”  —  John 14:1-3

While Jesus did affirm we would face persecution (see John 15:20 & 2 Timothy 3:12), He also described a time when He would return to take away those living on earth during His second coming (Revelation 3:10), to avoid God's wrath about to be poured out upon a rebellious and unbelieving mankind. This is echoed in other passages of Scripture (see 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11, Matthew 24:40-41, Luke 17:34-36) and is known as the Rapture. It is a one-time historical event when Jesus Christ will gather His followers, physically and instantaneously, up into the clouds (just how he ascended from earth; see Acts 1:7-11) to be transformed into new eternal bodies [thank God!] along with all those who have died before us in the faith, all bound for heaven. But only for a time, specifically the seven years during the Tribulation. We will accompany Him back to earth at His Second Coming. (The 'snatching away' of His church, based on the Greek word "harpazo" in Scripture, mirrors Hebrew marriage customs in which the bridegroom virtually steals away his bride-to-be prior to the wedding, and after their marriage and public celebration, returns with her to society a while later) Again, my purpose here and now is not to debate the varied distinctions of this belief. If it is fundamentally false, then no amount of hope or faith will conjure it into being. But if it is true, which a lot of Christ-followers believe based on extensive authoritative Biblical studies, then it will occur as any other historical event, fantastic-sounding or otherwise, just as assuredly as the next meal will be in your own life. (Again, for those who really wish to dig into the weeds with all of this, you can check out this section of my 2013·04 post)

     
The Rapture

First off, Rapture doctrine is non-essential to one's saving faith in the work of Jesus Christ who atoned for the sins of repenting souls once and for all. The Rapture is a secondary theological concern. It doesn't really matter what you believe about it — it's either going to happen in some fashion, or it isn't ~ simple as that!  :-)  It's really OK whichever way you are convinced about it (or not) depending on your own studied convictions. We will each give an account of ourselves before the Living God (Romans 14:4, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Hebrews 9:27-30) anyway, so searching out matters in truth and careful conviction boils down to a matter of personal responsibility. As for me, I am a 'pre-tribber' all the way, meaning that I believe the evidence in the Bible not only describes a physical Rapture event as already described above, but that it will take place immediately preceding the great and terrible Tribulation. This chart plots the general idea:

 Rapture Timeline

A) Christ's crucifixion and resurrection 2,000 years ago
B) The church age
C) The Rapture of the church, immediately preceding the Tribulation
D) The Wedding Feast of the Lamb (in heaven) during the 7-year Tribulation (on earth)
E) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, along with His bride (the church)
F) Jesus Christ reigns on earth from Jerusalem for 1,000 years
G) God's last Great Judgment and the establishment of a new heaven and a new earth

Another point that needs to be emphasized is that Jesus Christ Himself declared that no one knows the day or the hour of His returning (Matthew 24:36,44)! So don't let anyone tell you that they know when it will be.

  •  1 Corinthians 15:51-53
•  1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
•  Matthew 24:40-41
•  Luke 17:34-36
•  2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
•  Revelation 3:10

HOWEVER, as mentioned earlier in this write-up, Jesus went to great lengths admonishing His followers to watch for His return, recognizing the season and the signs of the times pointing to His coming so that it would * not * surprise us like a thief in the night (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11, especially verse 5:4!) The apostle Paul encourages Christians to remind one another of this blessed hope, as mentioned twice just in this last Bible reference (verses 4:18 & 5:11). God's Word is full of examples of 'types' of Rapture-like deliverances, both reflecting what is destined for the church (removal) and for Israel (protection here on earth during the Tribulation). A few passages that describe the Rapture in particular are listed at right.

There is so much more to explore when considering the Rapture! For instance, the term "no one knows the day"(Matthew 24:36) is actually an ancient Hebraic idiom often used when referring to the Feast of Trumpets, because that festival begins with the priests sighting the new moon, which they may or may not be able to accomplish given varying weather conditions and other concerns. Also the term "in the twinkling of an eye" (1 Corinthians 15:51-52), which is how fast the Rapture is to occur, is also an old Hebraic idiom referring to dusk or twilight. The triumphal sound of blowing trumpets is associated with the Rapture in Scripture. All of these things combined seem to indicate that it will take place during the last trumpet blast of Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Feast of Trumpets. This is the traditional, widely-held belief regarding the general timing of the Rapture. This year, the last trumpet call of Rosh Hashanah is expected to fall on Tuesday, September 15th. ~ Ah .. but now we are pinning down a specific date and time! Since Jesus Himself declared that He would come at an unexpected time, I sure wouldn't hold your breath over this if I were you.  :-)  But it * is * exciting (to put it mildly) to consider that this may really be the season of the real return of Jesus Christ!

 dinosaurs

All of this may sound absolutely crazy at first blush. But so do many events in the Bible that once were considered merely allegorical stories. King David was considered a myth for hundreds of years, until archaeological discoveries revealed numerous artifacts referencing his historical reign in ancient Israel. Jericho was considered to be only legend, until it was discovered with its grand outer walls fallen flat away from the city ruins, just as the Bible describes it. (By the way, that is not at all how a breached ancient city appears after a siege). I could go on, but you can research such matters for yourself on the inter·webs. Archaeological evidence supporting Biblical history only compounds with each passing year. Suffice it to say that if God, the Creator of all things, Time, and everything, decrees something is going to occur - then that is the way it will be. Period. We have the wonderful advantage of looking back over thousands of years to validate Biblical prophecies that have been fulfilled. Anything yet pending is only a matter of time, from our perspective, until the Reality of their occurrence passes through our time-locked experiential senses.

This brings to mind my friend the amillennialist, who believes that fantastical matters described in the Bible as future conditions and circumstances are nothing more than symbolic word pictures. I counter by stating how an awful lot of this same type of language is employed throughout God's Word that did indeed describe specific real-world events rather than just postulate symbolic themes. But the real clincher for me, and for most others in contemporary Christendom, is the astonishing timing of all of this, named nations falling into place exactly as described in ancient prophecies, how precisely so many categories of Biblical eschatology are converging in real time before our very eyes like never before. Mathematically impossible 'coincidence' bringing all of this together — profoundly ~ strange timing ~ for all of these things to be falling together just as the Bible said they would preceding Christ's physical return, including (or not?) the Rapture of the church! Of course, time will tell who is correct in their interpretation of these events in light of God's Holy Word. As it stands, my friend and I have a couple of pending "I told you so" luncheons set both before and after the end of this summer . . . so we shall see . . .  :-)  ( So far this summer, things are unfolding exactly as I described they would during our last meeting a couple of months ago. This does not make me a prophet — just observant )

Despite all of this, I personally have some pretty big plans set for October. I am currently reading up on fresh animation techniques, have a hefty outline for another book in the works, and continue to expand my musical capabilities while working full-time and raising my chicklettes, and helping out a bit at our church. We have some really exciting plans set for next summer and the years following. You see, Christians who believe that the Bible describes literal LAST DAYS before human history will turn on God's incomprehensible hinge (and into a whole new chapter) .. we who believe this live in a strange tension, planning our earthly lives and future hopes with appropriate long-term goals, but we strive to live each day in a spiritual condition ready to meet the LORD at a moment's notice. (This is the parable of the ten virgins in action) And one way or another, everyone on earth lives in this crucible, whether they are aware of it or not (or "alive and awake" as some say). One way or another, we are all nearing our destined moment to meet the Lord face-to-face and give an account for our choices in this life, starting with what we did with our knowledge of Christ. This guaranteed encounter will either happen at the Rapture for those who follow Christ, or come to pass through an unforeseen illness or accident, or after 90+ years of long life here on earth. But no matter which way you slice it, we are all destined to bow our knee in absolute and exceedingly appropriate reverence to the Lordship of Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:36, Romans 14:11-12, Philippians 2:9-11).

So, why get so worked up over the Rapture, then, if it is just a secondary theological issue? Because judging by what's happening all around the world, the season for the return of our Lord is RIGHT NOW!

     
So What Now?

What is one expected to DO in response to such convictions? Sell everything and slip on a big walking sign declaring "The End Is Near!"? ...probably not a good idea. The Bible is replete with standard commands, instructions on how to most effectively live one's life with a sense of eternity in mind. 'The Golden Rule' (in context) and the Great Commission come to mind:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with
  all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your
  neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
—  (Jesus) Mark 12:30-31    
 
Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth
has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded
you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
—  (Jesus) Matthew 28:18-20    

Elsewhere in the Bible, we are commanded to live quiet, peaceful lives in the communities in which God has planted us, seeking justice and mercy for those whom we may help, living with all humility before God and man. (Micah 6:8, 1 Timothy 2:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12) The Bible is chock full of instructions pertaining to living lawfully in our day and age, insomuch as it does not require any violation of God's standards for love and life. In those circumstances, respectful civic disobedience is the only option left for those choosing to honor God before the whims of man (also exemplified throughout the Bible). For instance, just because the U.S. Supreme Court passes down some kind of ruling does not make it right, proper, or good for society. Their definition of marriage no more supersedes God's than calling the sky green makes it so. Another appropriate parallel is the subject of abortion; just because it is legal doesn't "make it OK" somehow... No, God is the author of life, instituted marriage as between one man and one woman only, and has the Final Say on all these matters. (Sorry, Supreme Court)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
   and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
   and He will direct your paths.
—  Proverbs 3:5-6  

Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19-20) Eternal, never-corrupted, everlasting treasure (to use a limited, human word for something so infinitely greater) is the ideal focus for anyone seeking to Live Best during any historic age. As the Source and Designer of life itself, God essentially handed us the "How To" instruction manual through His Word, providing the means by which the best return may be found both here and eternally in prioritizing our lives accordingly. He describes in lurid detail how everybody's life-work will be tried as if by fire on the day of Judgment (see 1 Corinthians 3:11-15). Only that which reflects the rightness of God will endure. Jesus promised that He will provide for our earthly needs as we seek Him and His Kingdom as our top priority (see Psalm 37:25, Psalm 84:11-12, Matthew 6:25-34, Mark 10:29-30). What's more, He directly addressed how his followers are to live at this particular point in history:

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the
  servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good
  for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you,
  he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked
  and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ and he then begins to
  beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that
  servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not
  aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites,
  where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
—  (Jesus) Matthew 24:45-51    

The answer is right there in the first line. To "feed those in your household" means to teach God's Word and ways to those in your care within your own home, as well as to those in your circle of influence out in the wide world. Pursuing this will fulfill Christ's Great Commission starting at home and then reaching outward wherever your travels may take you.  :-)   But this is NOT to be construed as some legalistic call to action. When visiting the home of His friends Lazarus, Mary, and Martha, the latter was busily hustling around making all sorts of preparations, and even dogged on her sister, Mary, for just hanging out with Jesus. But he rebuked her, saying that while those things may be necessary and would be managed in due time, what Mary had chosen was far more valuable and important. (see Luke 10:38-42) Jesus taught at length about this very subject (John 15:1-17), how seeking fellowship with Him is of utmost importance, outweighing virtually every other priority. Why would He teach this way? Because everything else flows from our relationship with Him! Get that properly established in your life, and everything else will fall into place. God promises to guide our steps as we follow Him in truth. (Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 37:5-6 & 23, Jeremiah 17:7-8)

So if these are the Last Days, if September really * is * going to bring about world-changing events like we have never seen before, then what should we do and how should we live?

1. Seek God and His kingdom

2. Live righteously

   Like usual.

Witness to those who are lost, minister to those in need, expand the kingdom of God - not for the sake of yourself or 'the church', but for the eternal souls of those who need to know of Jesus Christ and His saving atonement for their sins! Rescue those staggering toward their own slaughter (Proverbs 24:11-12)! For more personal concerns, Proverbs 4:23 states: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” ~ James 1:26-27 describes genuine Christianity as keeping a tight reign on one's tongue, seek to help those in need, and again, keep from becoming polluted by the world's sinful standards. We do these things not to earn our way to salvation or rightness with God, but because our position with Him has already been established by repenting of our sins and accepting His lordship over our lives. He promises to guide and work through us for His glory and our ultimate benefit (see Philippians 2:10-13).

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.
But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
   —  1 John 3:1-3

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of über-evangelist Billy Graham, gave a message recently about Signs of the Times. As you may suppose, Billy Graham and his kin know a thing or two about the Bible. They are also super amped about what's taking shape in the grand scheme right now around the world, and speak freely about what they suspect will happen in September. Toward the end of this particular message, she asks a couple of really excellent questions concerning how to spend one's time in the coming [remaining?] weeks:

Whose salvation depends on you walking with God?
Every day reading your Bible, applying it, obeying it, living it out...

Ask God to show you what your work is . . . and then do it!

             Five minutes before you see Jesus face to face,
             what will you wish you would have done differently?

I * love * probing questions like these! Such thought exercises really bring one's motives and goals right into the light (2 Corinthians 13:5), a healthy but uncommon pursuit in this day and age. She admonished those at the conference not to despair over this trying times, but to grieve over the souls who so desperately need freedom from bondage and help them gain knowledge of the Truth! Things are going to get a lot more intense in the months to come. And as has always been the case, anyone who dies lost still in their sins will face an eternity in hell. [!!] God does not send them there; it is an election of their own choosing by their refusal to acknowledge Him!

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and
following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever
since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But
they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the
earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time
was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved
for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some
understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but
everyone to come to repentance
.      —  2 Peter 3:3-9

 
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Mid-July Update

Remember Will Smith and "I, Robot"? Well, Microsoft is about to release a new universal form of Windows (7/29/15) to be offered Completely Free! That's right, free upgrades for everybody, even those still running illegal copies of Windows — a free [mandatory through declining support] upgrade of everyone's computer to one common globalized operating system. Forbes magazine shares their concern about getting "locked into the unknown" (7/10/15) and how this will lead to users' "complete lack of control" (6/26/15) with their own computers at home, let alone at work . . . so it's not just me . . .

JADE HELM:
It is the middle of July as I post this ~ July 15, 2015, to be exact. Jade Helm officially began today. Within hours, reports of widespread cell phone service outages appearing in large pockets all across America began showing up in the form of U.S. maps all around the internet. Those tracking these sorts of things cast the blame on an alleged Artificial Intelligence 'Quantum Computing System' that the military is supposedly employing for JH15. A southwestern militia of sorts has formed to "closely observe" all military operations conducted on public lands: "Hundreds in Texas Organize ‘Counter Jade Helm’ Surveillance Operation". "Jade Helm begins: Massive realistic training exercise and preparation for eventual martial law starts today".
 
LGBTQQIP2πΘS¿AAΓⁿ:
As expected: "Liberals and LGBT activists set their sights on Christian Churches in call to remove tax exempt status" (7/12/15). ~ And don't even get me started on Bruce Jenner, who is still irrevocably 100% male at the DNA level (and more) despite all his wanton confusion and window dressing changes.

 
GREECE:
Another last-minute bit of potential legislation has been dropped on Greece, another "austerity plan" that, if agreed to, will effectively strip Greece of sovereignty, handing virtual control of the nation to Germany. Without an agreed plan with the E.U., Greece's banks will collapse, which could rapidly send the whole country into a third-world tailspin. But accepting this last last deal means $50 million goes into a collateral fund right off the bat, a national 23% sales tax is imposed, they will have to raise their retirement age and slash all their national welfare systems, and more. Ooooooh boy ... No matter which way Greece chooses to vote on this, it will mean incredible changes for this nation across the board. As of this writing, the "Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Bill" (7/15/15) amid civic riots, petrol bombs lobbed at government buildings, and clashes with police armed with tear gas. They are an unhappy people these days. Can't say that I blame them .. . Even so, things are not all rosy with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) involved in massaging this deal into being. "10 Countries Now Facing Default As Global Crisis Escalates – What To Expect From China, Europe and The U.S." (7/14/15). "Reuters: Live Updates on Greece Debt Crisis" (ongoing).
 
CHINA:
"The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece" (7/9/15) — Over the last few weeks, China has lost about 9 times (some calculate 15 times) the entire economy of Greece! This article compares the EU/Greece crisis with "China's Stock Market Swings, as measured in Greek economies" (7/10/15). The latest update on China, as far as I can tell, is this: "China Stocks Tumble as Investors Doubt Beijing's Help" (7/15/15).
 
PUERTO RICO:
In case you missed it, Puerto Rico owes $7.2 billion in debt to the United States proper, but now "Puerto Rico's Governor Says Island's Debts Are 'Not Payable'" (6/28/15). This 7/10 article just flat-out declares: "If nothing changes, Puerto Rico is looking at a slow, rolling fiscal disaster." This is the current situation: "Economic Hardships in Puerto Rico spur a mass exodus to the US mainland" (7/15/15).
 
IRAN:
This one . . well, I was going to say it was perhaps the most unsettling of all, but just look at the hot mess going on around the world... so, well, anyway... . After "13 years of patient, grueling talks" (7/14/15) a 'deal' has finally been reached with Iran. In a nutshell, Iran secured virtually everything they were hoping for, including a windfall of $100 billion in assets that will become unfrozen as a result, and continued (in practice if not on paper) unmonitored development of their nuclear programs, which includes covert production of weaponized plutonium. This 7/14 article reports that "Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his country has achieved all its four goals." Obviously, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel furiously denounced this deal as an "historic mistake". Basically, all the nations at the negotiation table capitulated to Iran's staunch demands, and so the world will suffer for it... Israel most of all.
 
THE UNITED NATION:
Most points of concern for September's U.N. General Assembly have been addressed elsewhere in this post, but one point I have not underscored as such, and it is another very one. The overriding theme of the Pope and everyone's unifying ambition, from this last-minute Iran 'deal' to balking on Israel [again] and universally promoting Palestine, all of these leaders are clamoring for and making grand promises of "peace and safety" as a result of their decisions. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ~ Read the full context here: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; pay close attention to verses 5:1-3) ~ Just for kicks, I will conclude this webpage with a literal countdown to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius's 500 days until "climate chaos" ...
 
THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE:
The big announcement made on this past Sunday (July 12) had to do with the creation of a special ranch for the express purpose of producing a kosher red heifer. Strange as this may sound, this is a very significant requirement for purification rituals involving the Temple as described in Numbers, chapter 19. Here is a fantastic link about all of this (video: 9½ min) and a general link about the Temple Institute. Whether they can breed a pure red heifer (no small task) or incorporate one from the many curiously appearing in pastureland stock all around the world, it would seem that another step toward fulfilling God's ordinances for rebuilding the Temple is in process...

 

There is so much more going on around the world that weave in and out of the themes discussed in this post, such as the hair-trigger situation between Russia and Ukraine, not to mention Russia's newest alliance with Iran, which is straight out of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 (this website explains it succinctly), the tensions surrounding the Senkaku islands (per Japan) and the Diaoyu islands (per China), gay (so-called) 'marriage' being adopted in Ireland and around the world, child marriage practices in Brazil, and a 5,000+ body count nude protest scheduled during Obama's visit to Kenya next week as a response to his "aggressive support of homosexuality" ~ Their leader says that, for our President's sake, they hope to "demonstrate the difference between men and women" — heh.. this is just too crazy to even make up! And speaking of nudity, North Korea continues to function as the unsightly wart on the world's backside, ever striving to be taken seriously despite bungling most of their missile test launches, and reports like this spilling out on a regular basis from 'the greatest nation on earth'.

I understand that this blog post has a limited shelf-life.. two months at most. If the Lord returns soon, well then, obviously No Worries! But if not, at least I hope it captures an unique moment in world history when so many things are converging at once in the apparent direct fulfillment of scores of specific Bible prophecies like never before. There is a faction of believers, those who really suspect that an asteroid (or something) is going to impact earth on September 23rd, who think September is going to look like this:

 9/22 (Tuesday)
 • The Pope will arrive in Washington D.C.
 9/23 (Wednesday)
 • An asteroid (or something) will impact earth
 9/24 (Thursday)
 • "Climate chaos" will ensue . . .
 9/25 (Friday)
 • The Pope will address the UN with New World Order!

You can add to this the expected September 13 world market collapse which could quickly lead to a worldwide breakdown of social order (not to mention possible power outages and infrastructure failure), which in turn will require martial law to steer all the sheeple into or through prepared camps for the dissemination of food, water, and basic necessities. Shortly after the global acceptance of the New World Order in such dire times, a new governing monetary system will be established (the architecture is already in place, which is eerie in and of itself) requiring every man, woman, and child to 'sign on' to this system by receiving the proper credentials to operate within the new catch-all one-world commerce system. This will be the 'mark of the beast'. Those who accept it will be 'released' from the temporary holding camps, while those who refuse must continue to be detained, and will increasingly be viewed as hostile to the world by choosing to rebel against the new normative global laws. Tragically, there literally will be no place for such souls who cannot expect to simply exist in these camps indefinitely on the goodwill of the rest of the working world . . and will, sadly, have to be disposed of by their own tragic refusal to accept the mark. Oh, and somewhere in there, the Rapture will have taken place, which will only confound and confuse matters further, but setting the stage for a panicky world to accept some serviceable delusion served up by the world's leaders...

Do you see how this all adds up? Now, just to be clear, I am simply making this up in the previous paragraph. I have no idea how many people believe such a scenario will play out this way. Admittedly, it's all pretty far fetched at first glance . . but so is genocide, and that happens. So is modern-day crucifixion, but that's happening. I could go on . . . It is only a matter of what becomes seen, and embraced, as The Norm anymore . . .

By the way, the Bible is explicit about two ways you can ensure you will NOT be received by God, NOT experience eternal life, NOT go to heaven, or live on in any way favorable after this brief * whiff * of earthly life: [1] By refusing Christ's free offer of salvation, His atoning for your sins through his death on the cross; and [2] By accepting the mark of the beast when it is mandated throughout the world. This is explained very clearly in Revelation 14:9-12. Trust me, you will recognize it for what it is when it finally comes to light. It will be offered as an imprint (or biometric insert) for your hand or forehead. Don't worry, you will not acquire it by accident, but will recognize it by its function, and by whom (and how) it is sanctioned in the emerging one-world commerce system. Everyone at that time will be fully cognizant of their choice to sign on to this world system, demonstrating by their actions they are unwilling to trust the Lord, opting instead to endorse and join Satan's world government as led by the antichrist. Believers during the Tribulation period are going to have to endure some very rough times .. . Do * NOT * take the mark — ever — . . . Better to die in this life rather than lose your eternal soul..! (See Matthew 16:26-27 & Mark 8:36-40)

I advise you to research these matters for yourself and make up your own mind about it all. Some will click through this post and laugh out loud at the crazy-sounding stuff I am presenting here. Others may consider a few points for a while, but never seek to validate (or disprove) what they've read, and just roll right back into the numbing embrace of their busy lives... The Bible declares we will each give an account of ourselves before the only Living True God (Romans 14:12, Matthew 12:36, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Peter 4:5), and there will be no hiding behind somebody else in that moment, no pandering excuses before the all-knowing gaze of our Creator. Nowhere to hide from the Truth. (Good thing He loves His creation and has provided a way for us to enter His presence through the holiness of Jesus Christ! ~ check out Matthew 7:13-14 & John 14:6) The Bible points out that those who presume to teach will be held to an even higher level of scrutiny (James 3:1) [!!] so I do not present this information lightly! Trust me, I would rather be blogging about something more chill, fun, and shallow, like the calming (but weird) current nationwide promotion for adult coloring books (sincerely: coloring books for adults), and/or the coolio things we're learning for the first time ever about Pluto with the New Horizons probe nearly 3 billion miles away... But these are shaping up to be desperate times, so I could not simply drift along in my fragile American bliss when there may be so very much at stake... I would rather risk initiating this information and be proven wrong than opt not to share, only to discover that God's next big play in human history is unfolding and I could have warned people to give it some consideration . . .

Oh, and another thing you will encounter out there: counterfeit teachings, teachers, and even 'miracles'. You may recall (above) Jesus explaining how imposters will rise up in His name and appear in all manner of 'truth-bearing' messianic guises. Every legitimate work of God all through time has been clouded by the enemy seeking to draw as many human souls away from the Lord as possible. For every real action made by God on behalf of humanity, Satan conjures up counterfeits to dissuade even true believers if he can. With this in mind, it is interesting to note that counterfeits validate the authentic. Think about it ~ you have likely never seen a counterfeit $3.00 because there is no real $3.00 bill in circulation - never has been. So why would anyone create a fake and try to pass it off as real? The answer is: no one would. Only genuine articles are ever copied in earnest. So, just as swindlers attempt to create real-looking fake $100 bills, so too does our enemy strive to create holy-looking or authentic-smelling diversions, often with plenty of truth swirled into it, but tweaked just enough to lure his prey away from the REAL TRUTH of God.. the loving, saving, life-giving Truth He offers. Just like identifying counterfeits in the marketplace, the best way to be able to spot the frauds is developing familiarity with the genuine! Reading your Bible, spending time in prayer with the only real God, becoming accustomed to recognizing His voice and the ways He moves in your life, attending a strong Bible-based church, and fellowshipping with other Christians .. all after repenting from your sins and asking Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior, of course. (Check out Romans 10:9-10,13!)

Finally, here is a link to Pastor J. D. Farag's "Mid-East Prophecy Update" (July 12, 2015) [24 minutes], which will be outdated as soon as you read this, but provides the best ongoing interpretation of our times I have ever found, so now I share it with you.  :-)  He usually posts a new video after each weekend service from their church in Oahu, so checking in on Sunday afternoons or evenings usually works well. And I'll throw in another trio of lynx to explore, all excellent sources for news outside of the scripted mainstream rut: Prophecy Update / ETH / Charisma News.

 Doc Brown (BTTF3)

All of this kind of reminds me of Doc Brown once again from "Back to the Future". At one point, he worries about crossing certain elements in the Time Stream might "create a time paradox, the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space time continuum, and destroy the entire universe!" A lot of what I have shared here has that same kind of tone to it. But just like I explained about the Rapture: it is either absolutely real and will come to pass no matter what anyone may think about it ~ it's just a matter of when ~ or it is not theologically accurate, and no amount of wishful thinking will ever change that. Either things are about to start going freaky-bunny-haywire or, to quote the Doc staring off in the distance: "...Everything will be fine!"

Of course, some sort of inbetween-mashup could also be in the works ~ I don't know! All I can do is gauge what is happening all around us right now, plain for all to see when compared to the Holy Scriptures of God, written thousands of years ago but precisely outlining these things like clockwork. It's Hari Seldon in real life, but this time accurate to the last point! Seriously, this sort of millennia-spanning 'coincidence' is just too uncanny to ignore ~ speaking not only for myself, and for an awful lot of Christians out there also alive and awake and currently looking up!  Heh ... but either which way things fly, no matter how this summer ends, I conclude with a statement made by Elisabeth Elliot in her book Through Gates of Splendor, about her missionary husband, Jim Elliot, killed in the Amazon jungles by the very natives he went to serve (who also came to know and love the Lord despite Jim's death). This is a high calling, one I hope to exemplify in my own life from now on:



"I have one desire now — to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it!"

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