All one has to do is look through history at the so-called "great" empires. What happens to these great empires?
Regardless of which empire is viewed, they all end in complete failure - every single time, without exception.
Sooner or later these empires become dominated by greed, corruption, oppression, moral failure, violence, economic collapse and an array of related failures. Every time. No exceptions.
Take a look at 1 Samuel - as the people of Israel begged God to give them a human king:
As Samuel "prayed to the Lord" (1 Samuel 8:6) regarding the people requesting a human king, God reflected:
"And the Lord told him: 'Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king" (1 Samuel 8:7)
This is a key point. The "people" reject God and then request to be led by another human. Mistake # 1, and it's a whopper.
Sadly, does this sound familiar?
"Now listen to them; but warn solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do." (1 Samuel 8:9)
"This is what the king who will reign over you will do:
He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses...Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive trees and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.
Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the Lord will not answer you in that day" (1 Samuel 8:10-18)
And how did the people respond?
"But the people refused to listen to Samuel. 'No!' they said, 'We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and go out before us and fight our battles."
"When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. The Lord answered 'Listen to them and give them a king'". (1 Samuel 8:19-21)
So God gave the people their wishes, despite his warnings.
Is it any different today?
Look at the state of the world today: Wars, persecution, torture, economic failure, greed, corruption, lies, slander, oppression, thievery, imprisionment, etc. Everything that God warned against has been revealed throughout the generations, and today we see more evidence of this than ever before.
Today's news confirms exactly what God predicted, and the first story profiles the state of California as a perfect example of the failure of human government:
Is it too late to save the Golden State?
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, some 40,000 new laws take effect across the 50 States effective January 1, 2012. California leads the nation is passing arguably the most absurd of these laws. The Assembly, State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown defy comprehension.
Among the thousands of California laws passed in 2011, California leads the pack of States with its composite head in the toilet mentality. Here are a few of the inane laws
For perspective on the absurdity that typically surrounds human government - take a look at these ridiculous laws.
It's All Over But The Voting
Below is a long article but the brief quotes below say it all:
The Republican and media Establishments have joined hands in an attempt to lead America buoyantly, triumphantly off the cliff into the bottomless pit of civilizational dissolution.
The Republican Establishment, its media supporters, and the liberal media that also has an investment in politics as usual—and in avoiding the danger presented by a genuine conservative Republican—will control the official story, and the nature of the coverage, of this primary campaign.
European Health Care: Economic Malpractice
Any reasonable person does not take satisfaction in the failure and destruction of another. This is especially true when the other is innocent of any wrongdoing or lack of judgment.
Yet sometimes, epic failure can constructively serve as an example of what not to do. If the individual states of our nation are a laboratory of democracy, then the states of Europe are the laboratory of socialism. What we are witness to in Greece, and eventually in Spain, Italy, and possibly France, is the painful death of the welfare state.
Employment is shrinking, and tax revenues are falling. Internally, the socialist cash-machine is running empty as other people's money dries up. It is all happening just as reader of American Thinker foresaw.
The welfare state's demise, long inevitable, will be painful and ugly, and it will harshly impact the weakest and the most innocent of the population. After all, the welfare state defies the laws of economics and the laws of mathematics. Take notice as the liberal and socialist agitators and pundits shake their collectivized fists at the sky and curse the gods without any noticeable change. The facts on the ground will do what they will, despite rhetoric or political pontifications coming from any quarter.
Back in May 2010, bluegrasspundit made mention of the total hypocrisy of the left with regard to ObamaCare.
After shilling for ObamaCare for months, the New York Times is now telling Greece getting out of the health care marketplace would allow health care costs to come down. The hypocrisy of the left is simple astounding.
What is also important to make note of is that these socialized countries do not have the traditional bogeyman that leftists point their finger at: a revenue-hungry military. The Greek military is small to the point of insignificance. The same is true with Spain, Italy, and most others on the continent. Their defensive needs were being functionally met and subsidized by the United States.
A recent article by the NY Times makes for overwhelming evidence of the disruption and pain this transformation causes to the innocent and the disadvantaged. While the article is slanted politically, it is worth reading in its entirety; the reader must realize that this will happen in other European nations, and eventually here in the U.S. should we be so foolish as to follow their example.
At public hospitals, doctors report shortages of all kinds of supplies, from toilet paper to catheters to syringes. Computerized equipment has gone unrepaired and is no longer in use. Nurses are handling four times the patients they should, and wait times for operations -- even cancer surgeries -- have grown longer.
Access to drugs has also been affected, as some drug manufacturers, owed tens of millions of dollars, are no longer willing to supply Greek hospitals. At the same time pharmacists, afraid that the government might not reimburse them, are asking for cash payments, even from those with insurance.
Again, EPIC FAILURE.
Our Growing Police State
Along the way a massive security infrastructure and bureaucracy was created. The Patriot Act authorized the broad use of enhanced surveillance techniques and intelligence gathering while including domestic terrorism under the scope of the intelligence services.
And we now have a Department of Homeland Security that employs over 216,000. The Transportation Security Agency consists of over 58,000 of those employees. The Border Patrol is of equivalent size, while ICE employs approximately 20,500. In an address delivered by retired General Barry McCaffrey, he emphasized the real dangers of the War on Drugs and an out of control border.
The criminal networks have become ever more sophisticated and now act as paramilitaries, destabilizing one of our most important allies. And yet the inward directed nature of much of our security establishment does nothing to address real and present dangers.
In the meantime, corruption and cronyism have risen to a level not seen since the 1870's.
Nat Hentoff has written extensively on the assault on civil liberties and on due process starting with many of the measures of the Bush Administration. This accelerated, according to Mr. Hentoff, under President Obama, who has concentrated power in the White House to an extraordinary degree. By avoiding Congressional approval and his own Executive Branch through the appointment of "czars" ranging from the auto industry to regulation to ethics to climate to consumer affairs, the president has subverted the separation of powers repeatedly in an imperial presidency that is unparalleled.
Our government has built an anti-Constitutional framework that can and will eventually be turned against our citizens. On one side we have our civil/criminal system, and the other the growing power of Orwellian dysfunction. Think about it.
Rosen: Who Is Obama Kidding?
These myriad departments, agencies, bureaus, commissions, committees, services, panels, etc., regulate and seek to control, to one degree or another, most every element of our personal lives and businesses. While government is a necessary part of our society, by its very nature and its monopoly power in most of its functions, it is inherently inefficient, bureaucratic and political. Where government or a quasi-governmental undertaking does have to compete with the private sector (like the U.S. Postal Service), its inefficiencies and excessive costs are readily apparent. It all constitutes an overhead cost on our economy that's essential to limit.
You Won't Believe How Corrupt, Lazy And Stinking Rich Our Congress Have Become
If our founding fathers could see the cesspool that the U.S. Congress has become today, they would roll over in their graves.
Members of Congress only "work" a little over a third of the days on the calendar. The rest of the time they have off.
It is no wonder why so many members of Congress are involved in so much corruption
Many members of Congress also use their positions of power and the information they learn during the course of their duties to become fabulously wealthy.
At a time when incomes nationally are actually declining, our Congress critters are becoming stinking rich at a staggering pace. Yes, politics in America has always been a game that is funded and played by wealthy individuals, but things have gotten so extreme that it is hard to argue that average Americans have any control over Congress at all at this point.
Over the past couple of decades, the "wealth gap" between members of Congress and average Americans has grown to ridiculous proportions. Things have gotten so bad that now even the New York Times is reporting on these things....
Most members of Congress do not care about you. What they do care about is taking care of their political careers and taking care of their big donors. As noted earlier, it takes enormous amounts of money to win national elections in America, and most members of Congress are not about to do anything that will threaten the gravy train.
Our system is fundamentally broken. It is time to quit pretending.
Soros Group Merges With White House
2011: The Year The Wheels Fell Off
There are actually many many more links that could be provided, but the ones above sufficiently make the point.
Human government is a failure and it always has been.
What has this to do with biblical prophecy?
Jesus will finally end human government when He returns at the end of the Tribulation - a 7-year period which will offer the very worst that human government has to offer.
The statue of Daniel 2, which reflects four of the most potent and powerful examples of human government has a fate - a fate that is symbolic of all human government. In a symbolic gesture, we can see once again what God thinks of human government as we see the fate of the statue:
"Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces...and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace." (Daniel 2:35)
In other words, gone forever. "Swept away without leaving a trace". Thank God for that.
And what happens upon the formal ending of human government?
"...the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever." (Daniel 2:44)
At the time of the second coming, Jesus will establish His reign on earth, and we will never see human government again. Amen to that.
Only Jesus is worthy to reign over man; the history of man's rule on earth should provide ample proof of that fact.
But the time for human government is rapidly drawing to a close.
As we progress down the statue of Daniel 2, from head to toes, we progress through a representation of human government, as shown by the Babylonian Empire, the Medo-Persian Empire, The Greek Empire and finally, the Roman Empire. Given this, we are currently at the feet - feet made of Iron and Clay which represents the dysfunctional diversity of the revived Roman Empire (aka the EU).
The only remaining stage, according to this statue, is the "toes" stage, which represents the final "10 Kings" aspect of human government - a stage which will produce the antichrist and usher in the Tribulation - and that time, the countdown begins for the final 7 year period. This will reveal the true nature of human government with all of its failures.
Fortunately, this story has a wonderful ending - Jesus has given us assurances of that fact.
When Jesus returns - He will establish His kingdom and the contrast to human government couldn't be more dramatic.
"Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom..." (Daniel 7:27)
And for eternity, following this period, we will see an even greater manifestation of God's rule as contrasted with man's rule:
"Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them. and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelation 21:3-4)
Awesome post Scott. I am so ready to be through with material things. Can't wait to be physically reconciled before our wonderful King. What an honor it will be to look Him in the eyes. Another honor that I will truly be grateful to have is to be there with you my dear brother. Your ministry here has made such an impact on my life. Just imagine very soon all of us will be together forever basking in the greatest love ever known. Lord please come soon.
James N Nashville
I am so pleased to have re-discovered a blessed and amazing part of my life. I didn’t know Doreen Irvine’s story was on You Tube, and enclose the original for you to see. I was present at the making of that film in Kent. So lots of emotions for me and seeing my dear, late friend, and ‘boss’ Eric Clarke again. He had worked with Ed Decker and Carol Matrisciani sp?
I am privileged to have known Doreen and worked with her and Eric at the making of ‘The Doreen Irving Story’ in Kent. In private conversation she confided things she didn’t felt free to share publically; determined not to give the enemy any glory at all. It’s a very nasty business indeed. We spent a weekend together with Eric and his precious wife Jean. I drove Doreen from Kent, back to her then home, in Bristol, on the way to my own home in Gloucester.
I was an area representative for the ministry ‘Christian Information Outreach’ and learned my lessons on the cults and occult under Eric’s tutorage. He died around ten years ago and I still miss him and his wisdom and his abounding love for all those caught up in false teaching.
Doreen has paid a very high price for ‘coming out’ May God bless her abundantly.
Christian Information Outreach
The Doreen Irvine Story (From Witchcraft to Christ)
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C3vXif1LoQ&feature=related
There are many more parts than this and are easy to find(24?). Don’t be put off by the extremes that some perform falsely in Jesus’ name. It is seriously very real, and the scoffers are helping to hide these goings on as being the work of fanatics.
I am not getting involved with the issue over Stephen, but want to confirm that he is affected by a spirit of divination. E.W. is basically fortune telling and certain parts of the church (R.C.) are heavily involved in the old religions. For his own sake, Stephen requires ministry by those who know the dangers and the safe way of dealing with it. (We must not dabble with things we haven’t been gifted to deal with0. I am out of touch with it all now, but I am hopeful there may be a team in Hawaii who would be willing to get involved person to person should he be willing.
Christians cannot be possessed! Christians can be, and are, affected, or ‘demonised’, by un-repented involvement with the occult in all its forms. This is infectious and will cause problems elsewhere if Christians aren’t vigilant in obeying The Word as in 1John 1:9. PLEASE don’t allow any sort of advertising of his experiences; I am certain you wouldn’t want to be responsible for accidentally introducing the unwary into demonism. Especially those not yet born-again.
By the way, I had completely forgotten that they kill birds in flight…
Thank you for all the news updates, great, as always.
Hi all and Happy New Year!
Following is a link regarding Corrie Ten Boom and her warning against Pre-Trib teaching. Sure gave me a sick feeling reading it.
Hi! Happy New Year? Its not likely I reckons :(
How about saying "this year in the heavenly Jerusalem" :)
CTB was a great lady with the wrong slant on end times!
Great post Scott! I'm so looking forward to the eternal rule and reign of Jesus my Lord and Savior. Happy new year to all. May God richly bless all that fellowship here. Hoping to see everyone soon at our Heavenly home!
Amen Brother! Amen.
And a quick "ditto" for WV, James, CB, and Kathleen.
This old world is so corrupt, self centered, and just downright nasty....I'm ready to join the flock and see the King!
Happy New Year everyone!!
I LOVE a New Year. :)
Maybe this will be our year to go home and be with our Lord. PTL
One of the "very real" blessings of watching is we have an excitement about "our blessed hope".
I have read Corrie Ten Boom for years. You are correct about her on the pre-trib teachings. To me this just shows that no one has all the answers. I can enjoy her books about her life and what she endured, etc.
But, I never read her for doctrine. I think she was wrong on a great many things.
Blessings to all..... Helen
Been having to dash in and out all week. Missed a lot I think.
Scott, fantastic post today. That took some time and is greatly appreciated.
Guess the Lord is the only one with access to the big clock, but the hour sure looks late from here.
Wishing everyone here a joyous and happy (and safe) New Year. Mrs. C and I are such party animals....we'll make some sort of half effort to stay awake. For sure, we'll be up about the right time....all the fireworks and gun shots sends the dog up the wall.....and he don't go quietly.
I'm such a good hubby....bought Mrs C a really nice cot for Christmas so she can babysit him when it gets bad. :smile
Hmmm...Something tells me Mr C may be the one in the proverbial doghouse tonight....:)
Happy New Year to all of you. I must admit I've been somewhat ambivalent about it since all the Y2k hype. I had to work 4 hrs on New Years Day 2000. It was a sunny day with temperatures in the mid 40s; and as I was going to work I thought to myself: What's so different about today than yesterday. Well you know the answer to that. So it's more a time of reflection for me. Why should I party on New Years Eve when there's a party awaiting us which will top it a million times over? Once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.
Caver speaking of how evil this ole world is getting....I was reading about the evangelicals surging for Rick Santorum in Iowa on Yahoo. The comment section was brutal. The hate spewed toward believers was unreal. I'm thinking it is time to vacate this world and let them see just how "wonderful" life will be without Christians and the Holy Spirit. It is very sad what will transpire. They are clueless.
Well today I will not be talking about the stock market, for once.
Something happenned and I want to
tell everyone about it.
I felt the NEED to post on this
gay site called Real Jock . Com
regarding the end of the world.
I wrote an entire article dealing with the Rapture of the Church.
I followed all the so called RULES
of the forum, but i just looked,
it is gone.
I guess people just do NOT WANT to hear the truth anymore.
I know that someone complained
and I will NOT be posting any
more on the Gay Forum due to
EWI wvae counts are indicating a
MAJOR COLLAPSE dead ahead. I am
NOT surprised. I do NOT understand
why people in THIS WORLD refuse
to hear the truth.
I BELIEVE THAT MY RAPTURE ARTICLE
will be credited to me in good
time when I see Jesus.....
BUT I am sad now, that people are
so BLIND they cannot see the truth.
Is this world that so FAR off the
deep end ??
I think so.
What Paul said to Timothy about the last days has come to past....
About rash, evil conceited people
that have NO REGARD for the truth.
Scott, sorry if i am POSTING too much.....I need to get this subject
off my back.....
RE this silly Gay site I tried to
post on.....about the rapture...
I don't know why I did this....
BUT I felt they all needed to see
the truth. Their love is FAKE, it
is not real, I know that to be true....
The rapture will be a defining point in human history....a REAL
And all these people will have no one to BLAME but themselves. They
cannot come back later and say...
"gee, no one warned us, why not ??"
Cos I warned them, alot of others warned them.....
It's sad very sad that they would
try to SILENCE the very people that
are trying to help them....
Stephen, The lord will bless you for your efforts on the post witnessing to the other site. You are only responsible to share His Word, and then pray that the Lord will let some of His Word take root.
If you shared His Word, remember :
(KJV) Isaiah 55:11 :" So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Have a blessed 2012 , everyone, under the shadow of His Wings, irregardless where or how we find ourselves:
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
- II Corinthians 5:17 .
Much better than a New Year's resolution !
Steve good on ya mate. At least in the end they don't know what you look like or where you live. LOL!
It's sad that people don't see the truth but remember that the god of this world has blinded their minds to the truth of God's salvation. On the other hand my Bible tells me that non believers have a knowledge of God and His truth of existence but choose to supress it. "They know the truth about God because He has made it obvious to them" Rom 1:18-20. and that "making it obvious to them" is through the Holy scriptures and the compexities of creation (darwinism is humanity sticking their finger up at God and saying you don't exist therefore creation is not creation but "highly coincedental, clumped together matter")
I find your occurance interesting steve because where I work I have a homosexual watching me....why me I'll never know (I have a face only my wife and mum could love). But anyway, I've had a fear of these people for twenty years or so. When I was in the RAAF I had couple of run-ins and ever since Ive been at odds with them, so I make sure I avoid eye contact.
But the Holy Spirit has been reminding me about the "vulnarability of love". How can God use me if I keep a wall of offence up between this guy and myself. How can God ever love this guy through me if all I ever do is keep a "fourty foot pole" distance between him and me.
"David your gunna have to look this guy in the eye and be nice to him for me. Can you do that please". So with gritted teeth and fake smile I force myself to say good morning hoping he doesn't take that as a signal that I'm interested (Don't get me wrong I love these people but hate what they do)
If Jesus were here I believe He would he would have no hangups and wouldn't hesitate to befriend these people.
For me over coming my fears and doubts for the sake of Jesus is my calling, even if it means the risk of being "hit on" by the homosexual community.
To Dave and Diane >>>>>>>
It's NOT really the gay stuff that bothers me so much. I can understand that part of it.
It's their LACK OF REAL LOVE that
is a turn off to me....makes me
sick. If you try to befriend them,
they have this attitude that IF you
do not measure up to their standards they will not like you.
That is of The Devil, and is pure conceit on their part. At the
judgment they WILL be held accountable....I know.....
they are very FLESH LIKE if you know what I mean....ie...secular.
But, I felt the need to get the
warning out, so I posted it. I
even tried to talk to this Christian guy on their site and
he wanted nothing to do with me.
He was telling people on the blog stuff like "his interpretation of
Scripture says its OK to be gay"
I doubt it. His name is Clark.
He says stuff like Jesus is awesome, ect, but then will not
even have a conversation with me.
Please pray for him, he needs it..
Hey everyone. I want to say that I have failed misreably in my attempt to fellowship. I have been praying for the needs of those on this blog as I come across them here. I feel so hammered at times by the cares of this world. I don't mean to. I understand the bible talks about this too. With running a business that seems to be more and more difficult, my wife's failing health, and a custody battle we face with our daughter for her son, it looks like Satan is raising his ugly head once again. I'm sure we will all scratch our heads as one of the most beautifull creatures that have ever been created will be cast down to the pit. What a day that will be to see that happen. But, what will even be more glorious is the appearing of our savior face to face finally in the clouds of glory! May He find us worthy, faithful, reconciled and waiting for Him. God bless all of you and have a joyous New
Year. May this next year be the last one in waiting for Him. I truly can't wait for this to be over and meeting everyone here.
Gday Jec, we're all here with you brother. Don't feel for a second that you have no one to talk to.
Can we pray for you?
Happy New Year to all my fantastic and lovely brothers and sisters! That means each of you precious and beautiful creatures created by the Lord himself! Do not lose faith. Enduring is noble, but not to much fun! When it gets awful, cry out to him and to us. We must keep our eyes on him when we feel like we are sinking! Praise him No matter what! If its really bad...praise him twice as hard! I love each of you soooo much :)! And Christ loves you so much more than I am even capable of doing! He is coming soon! I have questions and doubts about pretrib sometimes but really....Im not the one who decides what happens! He is and He will not leave me or forsake me so whatever comes...comes! I do look forward to our blessed hope though ;) And either way...he is still coming right? Loving you! ally
Alle your precious to us as well and worry your precious heart. All your questions will be answered.
And thank you for your timely advice...I needed that.
There should be a "don't" in there alle,bless ya
A very GOOD article has come my way
re the Persian Gulf >>>
PLEASE GO HERE >>>>>>>>>
This is a good one
Don't MISS OUT on it >>>>>
Happy New Year to my Christian brothers and sisters. Pray for peace on Earth and good will toward men. I pray for God's protection and guidance for all of us. I pray that you will have peace with your family and friends. Let's continue to love and support each other in our faith. Thank you Scott for brining us all together.
Dave, This Bible verse came to my mind..."You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world."
I John 4:4
Happy New Year "family of God". We are another year closer to the great reunion in our new home with JESUS!
We really need each other and I am looking forward to what God has planned in 2012, and yes, thank you Scott for bringing us together.
To ALL our little family here, those who post and those who just read...
A new New Years wish from the Caver household to you and yours: Hope we all meet in the clouds this year, forever rejoicing in worshiping our Lord and Savior.
Happy New Year, everyone . . .hope your year is truly blessed.
Came across this story this morning. Remember how 2011 began with all those dead blackbirds found in Arkansas? It was blamed on fireworks because scientists couldn't think of a better excuse. Well, it's happened again I the same place. Don't you think if it were fireworks related, there'd be similar bird kills all across America for the same reason?
GodHasRefreshedTheHeartsOfTheSaints ThroughYouBrother!!! Philemon 7
I hardly ever comment but I often read all of your comments and am refreshed and encouraged in a big way!!! BeBlessed&BeABlessing!!!
Robin - I gotta hand it to you, you find the most interesting articles.
In this one, I can't imagine why it would have happened on NY eve twice (not to mention, why is this happening all over the world intermittantly?)....
To me, this is one of the most perplexing developments over the past couple of years, as no explanation really explains these deaths to birds and various fish (we
(Well, the Haarp explanation did make some sense however)
Hi John, welcome to the family!
Robin, great catch!
Yup, Mary, we are another year closer...and not sure there's another full one to go. We all feel it, even non believers feel it....they know its close.
An interesting tid bit from a Lindsey Williams spill...TPTB know the bible, and prophecy, and believe it. They have whole teams of experts studying and predicting prophecy and expect 2012 to be prophetic and supernatural Christian manifestations (not interventions) will start big time this year. That's the reason they have set so many things in motion to come to a head this year.
In their view, 2000 years is the key and it started not from the birth of Christ, but from the time He started His ministry. They feel that time was when He was 12 and started preaching in the Synagog and His family had to come back and find/fetch Him.
Gonna be an interesting year, family. Stay tight and close in our faith.
Thanks, Caver, for that interesting piece of information. However, aren't the dates off by a few years ?
Anyway , here is a promise which we can depend upon:Psalm 37:23-24"The LORD makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in Him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His Hand "
Happy 2012. Diane
It's odd really, I was telling my husband over dinner last night, as we were discussing the year's events . . .how it all began with those blackbirds falling out of the sky on New Years. Being an avid birder, it stuck in my mind.
Something else worth noting was how the sun rose two days earlier in Greenland. It's always rose, after weeks of darkness, on Jan. 13. In 2011, it rose Jan 11. Will it rise early in 2012? Jan 12. We'll see.
It's not that I consider signs in nature as some omen, but I do think God could be using these events to cause people to start paying attention to things to come.
Diane, Hi Sis!
Well, I make no pretense to being a calendar expert....but that's what they apparently believe.
Lindsey says many of these folk know the bible better than most pastors....especially as it relates to their plans.
As for me....I am parroting what I heard and that's about all that I know except Jesus first taught in the Temple when He was 12.
Caver, I watched Lindsey's recent 2012 video. He's convinced (and I agree) the only way out of the debt crises, is opening the banks some morning (likely after a 3 day weekend) and devaluing the currency by 40%. Apparently, Bernanke referenced Roosevelt's currency devaluing that occurred in 1934 following a call to Americans to do their patriotic duty and turn in their gold back in 1933.
I think it's highly likely. Lindsey says his source tells him it will happen this year.
Happy New Year, blog family!
Robin or anyone, exactly HOW would they devalue the currency by 40%?
Sue, I watched some of the videos of Doreen Irvine. Fascinating stuff! Thanks for your personal story about her, as well.
John - Thanks so much and nice to see you here - feel free to comment at any time!
Several comments above are new as they just got released from "spam jail" - sorry!
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