Thursday, September 30, 2010

Signs of the Times

On some days you can literally see the end-times signs almost everywhere. It is interesting that on such days, the news hits on multiple "signs" all at once. Today is one of those days:


"Twin quakes strike Indonesia"

The first 6.6 magnitud.e tremor struck at 2.10am local time near the southern coast of Papau at a depth of 21.2km.

The second, measuring 7.2, struck at 2.11am local time

A 6.6 and a 7.2 represent two huge quakes. Also see:

"Strong earthquake hits eastern Indonesia"

There is also a lot of additional earthquake activity around the world at this time:

Seismic Monitor

Also of note - at a quick glance we have the following quakes measuring > 5.0:

5.5 Northern Sumatera
5.3 Volcano Islands Region
5.6 Philippines
5.4 Samoa Islands
5.8 Chile

The EU (aka "Revived Roman Empire") gets involved in Middle East Peace talks:

"Europe joins U.S. in effort to save peace talks"

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said she would depart for the Middle East on Wednesday as diplomatic pressure intensified to save faltering Israel-Palestinian peace talks.

"I'm going to the Middle East tonight and I'll meet (US Middle East peace envoy) George Mitchell when I land tomorrow," Ashton told Reuters in an interview in Washington, adding that she also planned to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Right on schedule. The EU's involvement in this process is always well worth watching and watching closely. For the usual reasons.

Pestilences are back in the news:

"South Asian 'superbug' spreads to Australia"

Indian doctors warned earlier this year about the threat from a new multi-drug resistant “superbug” — months before a British study that New Delhi has condemned for scaremongering.

A team of researchers from a leading private hospital in Mumbai came to similar conclusions as the British study, which warned that foreigners coming to India for cut-price treatment could pick up NDM-1 and spread it worldwide.

Indian researchers themselves had said in March that they found 22 incidences of “New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1″ producing bacteria in 24 infection cases between August and November last year.

“This high number in a relatively short span is a worrisome trend,” the team from the Hinduja hospital said in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India.

Equally worrying is the fact that NDM-1-carrying bacteria are resistant even to carbapenems, a group of antibiotics often reserved as a last resort for emergency treatment for multi-drug resistant bugs.
“The growing incidence and also the diversity of carbapenemase-producing strains is therefore of major concern,” the researchers added, warning that the superbug “has the potential for further dissemination in the community”.

An Australian infectious diseases specialist on Friday said three people who had travelled to India for treatment had contracted the infection and the cases could be just the “tip of the iceberg”, amid concern about its global spread.

It is almost a guarantee that this superbug will spread - and this is a story worth following very closely.

More rumors of a new round of terrorism:

"A 'credible' terrorist attack threat"

ABC News is reporting that the US and European intelligence have uncovered what they believe to be a "major, coordinated series of commando-style terror attacks in Britain, France, Germany and possibly the United States."

US law enforcement officials say they have been told the terrorists were planning a series of "Mumbai-style" commando raids on what were termed "economic or soft" targets in the countries. Pakistani militants killed 173 people with guns and grenades during the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India.

And lastly, we see if Israel can JUST extend the building freeze ONE MORE TIME:

"Palestinians: No talks without freeze"

The Palestinians dug in ahead of a crucial meeting Thursday with Washington's Mideast envoy, saying they can't be expected to continue peace talks unless Israel reverses a decision to lift restrictions on West Bank settlement construction.

President Barack Obama's emissary, George Mitchell, is making a secretive last-minute attempt to rescue the negotiations.

"Obama asks for 2-month W. Bank construction moratorium"

US President Barack Obama has requested Israel extend the West Bank settlement construction moratorium by only two months and in return "will not ask for a moratorium extension beyond sixty days," according to David Makovsky from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a close associate to Dennis Ross and Obama's Middle East adviser, Army Radio reported Thursday.

Yea, right. And I have ocean-front property in Arizona. How many times have we seen such requests of Israel?

Yet the only contribution the "Palestinians" have brought to the "Peace Table" have been missiles launched into Israeli cities - declarations that they will NOT recognize Israel as a Jewish nation - and continual promises to destroy Israel (when speaking to Palestinian audiences, away from western media).

It is amazing how many prophetic signs can be observed in a single day of prophecy watching.

Stay tuned, there is no telling what tomorrow may bring.


hartdawg said...

aside from Gods` patience, is there any, ANY reason why the rapture could not occur today? and if it did would it come as a huge shock to you? also, if it did NOT occur within the next 10yrs can you imagine (and actually use your imagination) how bad the world would be and how tuff things would be?

Scott said...

No reason it can't happen today - none - and if it did happen, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised (I'd sure be excited! but not surprised).

In fact, that is essential to the whole doctrine of "imminency" which is preached throughout the NT - nothing has to precede the event - and thus, the doctrine of imminency has to be a reference to the Rapture of the Church and not the second coming (a common mistake).

As far as being 10 years out - thats a very good point, and one that I make ---- No way the "lid" is kept on the Middle east for that long - same for terrorists having and using WMDs....

Can't be long.

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Scott

Have you managed to discover anything re. my post about the lead basket in Zech 5?


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Scott said...

I looked through some of my older books (was looking for a pertinent commentary) but couldn't find anything yet -- but I have a box of prophecy books that I inherited (long story) and I plan on going through them as well (some great vintage books as well!)

Expected Imminently said...

Your inheritance sounds right up my street - yummy!

However I do wonder if this would have been considered in pre atomic day's?

Perhaps a Christian nuclear physicist may be able to hear if The Lord may be saying anything about a reactor being placed in Shinar. Do you know any boffin types to ask?

God bless

DrNofog said...

DrNofog said...

EI said "...lead basket... ...boffin types..."

Here we go wif dat ferrin' language again.

Now I've heard of lead balloons, and I've heard of hand-baskets [you know the type: "Where are we going, why am I in this basket, and why is it getting hotter?!?], but a lead basket?? Sounds heavy enough before you can even put anything in it!

And what, pray tell, is a "boffin"?

Expected Imminently said...

DrNofog :D

It is the lid of the basket that is made of the metal lead, as in Zechariah 5. I had previously asked Scott if the 'lead' could refer to something nuclear.

Hee, a 'boffin' is an expert, a real ‘whiz kid’ (that’s US init?) In this case, a ‘clever clogs’ nuclear physicist. (Nothing like Dawkins)

Sorry I went all 'ferrin' on ya agin. Nerry furgit y'all does it ta me ALL the time. Some US phrases have me in stitches. (Doubled over laughing.)

It was quite a while before 'the penny dropped' on 'ferrin'- I thought you meant I was being feral, as in untamed like a wild cat i.e. unsophisticated. I thought to mesen ‘that DrNofog seems to know a lot about me’;)

DrNofog said...

I thot I 'splained last year that ferrin' was redneck for 'foreign'. After all, both my parents are from the deep south [Georgia].
I also was was born in the deep south; ...LA, California... ;-D

DrNofog notices that his previous post has:
DrNofog said...
DrNofog said...
-twice and thinks to himself "I must have stuttered!", his forehead now wrinkling in puzzlement, "But how do you do that on a keyboard?!?"

Expected Imminently said...

Expected Imminently said
DrNofog, I do that ALL the time. I talk to myself constantly and sometimes I have to be sure I am still talking to me and not someone else!

Yes I remember having a lesson on 'rednecks'; ya used a considerable amount of other 'ferrin' phrases to teach me so I must have become feral trying to catch your drift. That'd be it! :D

DrNofog said...

"...was was born..."?!?

Oy vey! EI speaks the truth!
"...– age doesn’t come alone that’s for sure..."

Hand trembling, DrNofog reaches for his bottle of "memory-enhancing, anti-aging" pills.
"Another placebo scam, no doubt!"