Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday News And Commentary

Sunday is usually a day of interesting commentaries on current events and today is no exception. First to the news:

Millions of Israelis this past weekend joyously celebrated the 64th anniversary of their nation's miraculous rebirth by attending picnics and public festivals. Unfortunately for some, the festivities were marred by violence.

Tzipi Shukrun and her extended family tried to mark Independence Day with a picnic in the Valley of Ben Hinnom just outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City. But a gang of Arab youths from the nearby neighborhood of Abu Tor were determined to ruin the gathering.

Tzipi Shukrun told Israel's Maariv newspaper that the young male assailants attacked her family with iron bars, whips and knives, yelling at them to leave the area. Two of Cohen's brothers and a third unidentified family member were wounded and required hospitalization.

One of the wounded brothers, Yonatan Shukrun, recounted the incident for Israel's Ynet news portal. "Eight Arabs, aged 15 to 22, arrived just as we were preparing to leave. At some point they approached us and tried to reach the little kids – aged two, eight and 10," said Yonatan. "When we tried to stop them, they took out a whip and a knife and began hitting us. I was struck with a club. We managed to protect the women and children, but it wasn't easy."

Police later arrested four suspects in connection to the attack.

At around the same time, an 11-year-old Jewish boy was injured when Arab stone-throwers attacked his family at the Lion's Gate on the other side of the Old City.

Late Thursday night, again in Jerusalem's Old City, two Arab youths assaulted an Orthodox Jewish man.

In related news, thousands of Arabs participated in a march in northern Israel on Thursday to protest Israel's rebirth as a "catastrophe" for their own community.

Arab members of Israel's Knesset sought to fuel that fire. Arab lawmakers Jamal Zahalka (Balad) and Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List) took part in anti-Israel demonstrations on Independence Day, apparently oblivious to the fact that their position in Israeli society belies their claims of "Zionist apartheid and oppression."

The paragraphs below represent the introduction to this lengthy article - an article which details the many specific examples of extreme persecution by country. It is a worthwhile read. Let us not forget that Jesus informed us of this situation as a generational sign:

"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all the nations because of me." (Matthew 24:9)

The war on Christianity and its adherents in the Muslim world rages on. In March alone, Saudi Arabia's highest Islamic legal authority decreed that churches in the region must be destroyed; jihadis [holy warriors] in Nigeria said they "are going to put into action new efforts to strike fear into the Christians of the power of Islam by kidnapping their women"; American teachers in the Middle East were murdered for being Christian or talking about Christianity; churches were banned or bombed, and nuns terrorized by knife-wielding Muslim mobs. Christians continue to be attacked, arrested, imprisoned, and killed for allegedly "blaspheming" Islam's prophet Muhammad; former Muslims continue to be attacked, arrested, imprisoned, and killed for converting to Christianity.

The extent of this persecution is virtually unknown in the West, due to the mainstream media's well-documented biases: the mainstream media knows that if they do not ignore or at best whitewash the nonstop persecution of Christians under Islam, their narrative of Islam as the "religion of peace" would be quickly undermined.

Last month alone, the New York Times ran an anti-Catholic ad, but refused to publish a nearly identical ad directed at Islam; the BBC admitted it mocks Jesus but will never mock Muhammad; and U.S. sitcoms have been exposed as bashing Christianity, but never Islam.

The conclusions:

Because the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on its way to reaching epidemic proportions, "Muslim Persecution of Christians" was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month.

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; apostasy and blasphemy laws that criminalize and punish with death to those who "offend" Islam; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected from non-Muslims); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or second-class, "tolerated" citizens; and simple violence and murder. Sometimes it is a combination.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to India in the East, and throughout the West wherever there are Muslims—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

This article could be sub-titled "The Rise of the Totalitarian World Rule - Marching Towards the Tribulation". Lets not forget what the world will be facing during the Tribulation:

"The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for 42 months...He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation...He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy and sell unless he had the mark..." (Revelation 13)

It is not too far-fetched to describe the European Union as an attempt to establish a European empire by economic means via the currency of the euro, the ubiquitous regulations of the EU, and that entity's accompanying economic dictates. It is quite possible that unless Europe's individual nations fight for their sovereignty, a unified European entity -- a goal long-dreamed of by military conquerors -- could be achieved by a European economic empire.

European Union is essentially inclined toward a reductionist, socialist/Marxist interpretation of governing institutions, as economic factors alone are assumed to be the essence defining and driving nations and humanity itself.

In turn, one result of this consolidation has been an increase in the power of executive branch and its supra-constitutional enforcement agencies, both of which combine to suppress state sovereignty and pull together the power of the federal government. Individual states such as Arizona are under siege from their own government. If the erosion of state sovereignty continues, the result will assure the end of the U.S. as a nation-state based on federalism.

Unless the spiritual aspects of national cultures are revived and cherished and the sovereignty of individual nations and states protected, the end-result of the trends toward consolidation of power will be the demise of European nations and of the individual states of America. All, along with the peoples within them, will be reduced to being defined by bureaucracies reveling in trivial and materialist minutiae such as the measurement of bananas.

One thing it means is that the gulf between the European people and the elites who presume to govern them is growing wider by the month. On the one side you have the Italians, Greeks, French, Germans, Dutch, Spanish, Irish, etc., etc. — particular peoples living in particular places with individual identities. On the other side you have Europe. Or rather, “Europe.” That airy abstraction, a brainchild of elites who think the term “country” is an atavistic abomination and that the facts of history, tradition, custom, and national identity are disposable holdovers from a discredited and discreditable past.

“These elites,” Allison observes, “have created an idea – Europe. They see it as a project on a one-way street toward the eventual and, in their eyes, historically inevitable United States of Europe. They see the euro as a piece of the roadway to that end. And they see the ordinary people and the parochial interests of individual European countries as flotsam and jetsam they have to navigate to get to the promised land. Like all those on a mission and with an agenda, the educated, professional elites of Europe are not really interested in people who might slow them down.”

Today we have two video clips that are worth watching. The first of these two is linked here.

The written intro:

The data being collected by the NSA, FBI and DHS is being converted to technological weapons against the American public. This surveillance will undoubtedly be used as criminal evidence for trial.

According to James Bamford , “the Pentagon is attempting to expand its worldwide communications network, known as the Global Information Grid, to handle yottabytes (10 to the 24th bytes) of data. (A yottabyte is a septillion bytes–so large that no one has yet coined a term for the next higher magnitude.) . . .

William Binney, former NSA official and whistleblower, stated that, “Actually, I think the surveillance has increased. In fact, I would suggest that they’ve assembled on the order of 20 trillion transactions about U.S. citizens with other U.S. citizens.”

The attitude of government is to spy on its citizens without accountability and restraint.

The US government has been hard at work shredding the US Constitution .

The UK’s parliament has been passing “anti-social” restraints to force their people into submission.

France, Spain and other EU countries are under direct rule of technocratic bankers who were not elected, but placed into power.

Consistent with today's theme of global tyranny, we see this:’s No. 2 environmental book is an exposé that actually blasts the movement as a fraud.

Brian Sussman’s “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda will Dismantle America” is the No. 1 book on in the Environmental Science, Weather, and Rivers categories and is threatening to take the No. 1 spot in the Environment category.

“Eco-Tyranny” documents the dramatic link between communism and environmentalism, notably the green agenda of some of history’s greatest villains, including Karl Marx, Frederick Engels and Vladimir Lenin.

This book just show[s] what [the] left green agenda really is: [a] power grab which has nothing to do with [the] environment.”

“Eco-Tyranny” offers an exclusive inside look at Barack Obama’s long-term plan to create humanity-free “wildways” that will dramatically expand federal land ownership, restrict energy production and force Americans to live in ever more populated mega cities.

“President Obama’s administration has seized control of entire industries, of healthcare, and of an increasing portion of Americans’ paychecks. Why shouldn’t they go over after land? And why stop there? Why not try to make government the center of all economic activity, including energy production?”

He concludes, “The environmental movement is not about clean water and clean air. It’s about seizing control over people’s lives.”

And below, we take a look at some of the strange and unusual happenings that are being reported from around the world - some of which seem highly prophetic and some which may or may not be related to prophecy:

It brings to mind these scriptures:

"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from apprehension of what is coming on the world..." (Luke 21:25-26)

After a mysterious massive die-off of over 3,000 dolphins along the northern coast of Peru this year more than 1200 pelicans have been found dead in the past ten days in the same region. The deaths of the pelicans and dolphins, unexplained.

The birds began to appear dead on the northern coast of the country for more than 10 days. Neither the Peruvian Sea Institute Sernanp neither could explain the phenomenon.

According to Francisco Nique, president of the Association of Fishermen of Puerto Eten, for about 10 or 12 days have found more than 1,200 dead pelicans along 160 kilometers, between Punta Negra, in Piura , and San Jose creek in Lambayeque .

He reported that seven dolphins were found stranded, which add up to more than 3,000 fish dead in northern Peru so far this year

In the photo posted below one of the dead dolphins looks as if its skin was ‘scorched’.

So far, both the pelican and dolphin die-offs are unexplained.

This is the intro to the video:

Maybe it's time to read the last chapter in the Bible. This sure is strange. What is even more strange is the Fact that mainstream media is not putting it all together and reporting on these events. Thank God for Social Media. These strange events are happening all over the world. This is a must see Video. Please Share.

1 comment:

Cary said...

I am remembering when these mass die offs of animals started.... on a New Year's Eve close to a town named BeeBee. BiBi? hmm

One day closer. Suddenly I am ever more aware of things I do that are not pleasing to God.

What a wake up call coming! The Rapture of the Church is the next very BIG SHOE TO DROP...imagine that event! What will the world economy look like the Day After??

Even so Lord Jesus PLEASE COME. I am so weary of living in a place where right is wrong and we are the enemy.