Thursday, July 12, 2012

TYRANNY: Watching The World Move Towards The Tribulation

This shouldn't come as a a big surprise, but moving into the tribulation era is a process (remember, we already know that the birthpains will last for the entire generation), and it will officially begin when the antichrist "confirms" the covenant of Daniel 9:27. But leading to that epic beginning, we should expect to see the world slowly progress towards the kind of world-wide tyranny which will be in place during the Tribulation.

Today's news makes that point abundantly clear:

"Depending on the scope of this treaty, it could impact gun registration requirements in the United States, it could enact a ban on commonly owned firearms, it could require tracking and registration of ammunition purchases, and it could create a global gun control bureaucracy within the U.N.," says Andrew Arulanandam, director of public affairs at the National Rifle Association. Arulanandam says the NRA will lobby the Senate to reject ratification if the president signs the treaty.

“In New York, right here on our own shores, we’ve got a Trojan horse. They won’t accept U.S. firearms policy. They want to take the decision away from the U.S. electorate and undermine our Constitution.”
Ambassador Faith Whittlesey
US Delegate to UN Small Arms Conference
January 2012

While actions at the UN posed a serious threat to our right to bear arms, few acknowledged the legitimacy of the issue and fewer still had even heard anything about it.

The Obama administration is now just a matter of weeks away from joining other foreign powers in the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty at United Nations.

Dick Morris, who is spearheading a petition to stop Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the United States from signing the treaty, explains the inherent dangers within:

…Obama is planning, with Hillary, a backdoor move to impose gun control on the United States.

It’s totally outrageous. You know, Obama has not pushed gun control during his administration – a notable absence for a liberal. But it’s because he was saving the best for last.

Hillary is now negotiating a small arms treaty in the United Nations… The purpose of the small arms treaty is to stop small arms, which they define as pistols, handguns, rifles, assault weapons, even machine guns from being exported to other countries.

It’s entirely a backdoor effort to force gun registration and eventually bans and restrictions with the act of the United States Congress – to do it with international treaty.

One of the deadly parts about this is that when a treaty is signed and made binding in the United States it acquires the force of a Constitutional Amendment. Under the Supremacy Clause, every Congress and every state legislature has to honor that treaty, unless a Constitutional Amendment is passed to the contrary or unless all the other signatories let the U.S. out of the treaty.

So this would be permanent, long-term gun control…all done without Congress.

And now we see this:

Within the next two years, a spooky, powerful and invisible new technology will be deployed by the U.S. government that can instantly scan and identify every molecule on your body or person: the cocaine residue on your dollar bills, prescription drugs in your purse, marijuana in your pocket and even trace powder residue from your practice session at the gun range.

“New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level” declares a CBS News headline (…). “The scanner is called the Picosecond Programmable Laser. The device works by blasting its target with lasers which vibrate molecules that are then read by the machine that determine what substances a person has been exposed to. This could be Semtex explosives to the bacon and egg sandwich they had for breakfast that morning.”

These laser detection devices are slated to be widely deployed across airports, roadside checkpoints, sports stadiums and anywhere else the government wants to surveil the public. Data collected by these devices can even be tagged to your identity so that the government compiles a database of which chemicals were detected on you at each location, for each day of your life.

This information, of course, can then be used by the government to target people they call “terrorists” — anyone who believes in liberty, the Constitution, the founding fathers or limited government. Once nationwide gun confiscation orders are handed down from Washington, these scanning devices can be used to detect trace levels of gunpowder on people merely strolling through a public place. If you’re carrying ammunition or have recently practiced with firearms, you’ll be flagged, tagged and dragged into the very secret military prisons expanded by President Obama under the National Defense Authorization Act which nullifies due process and the Bill of Rights.

Into pot instead of guns? Your days of carrying some Mary Jane are over, too, as the government can detect traces of THC on your clothing, hands or facial skin from fifty meters away. It’s not limited to marijuana, either: this device can detect and catalog your use of any recreational drugs, including cocaine, heroin, ecstasy or anything.

Not into abusing drugs? Never worry: the government can instantly know what prescription drugs you’re using, too. The laser scanning device can catalog what prescription medications you’re on and tag your profile with this data. It may even be used against you in court someday — if you’re even allowed your day in court anymore.

You’ll be chemically naked at all checkpoints

This information will, of course, be used against you to expand the power of the state while crushing independence and liberty. Such is the pattern of all new technology: Spy drones, robotics, nanotech, the internet and so on.

The technology can also be used to selectively arrest and prosecute almost anyone for “possession of cocaine.” How? As U.S. court cases have already proven, there is no threshold for drugs below which you cannot be arrested for possession. Thus, even carrying a trace speck of cocaine — which exists on all currency — can get you arrested and charged with possession. Since everybody has traces of cocaine on their cash (and on their hands), this technology can be used toselectively arrest and prosecute anyone the government wishes to “put away,” even for political reasons. All it takes is a single cocaine molecule on your person and you’re flagged as a criminal.

Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you.

And without you knowing it.

There has so far been no discussion about the personal rights and privacy issues involved. Which "molecular tags" will they be scanning for? Who determines them? What are the threshold levels of this scanning? If you unknowingly stepped on the butt of someone's joint and are carrying a sugar-sized grain of cannabis like that unfortunate traveler currently in jail in Dubai, will you be arrested?

And, since it's extremely portable, will this technology extend beyone the airport or border crossings and into police cars, with officers looking for people on the street with increased levels of adrenaline in their system to detain in order to prevent potential violent outbursts? And will your car be scanned at stoplights for any trace amounts of suspicious substances? Would all this information be recorded anywhere?

You might have heard that police are deploying scanners – not only in airports – but also on trains, buses, ferries, sporting events and on the streets. And see this.

You probably know that the National Security Agency is building a $2 billion dollar facility in Utah which will use the world’s most powerful supercomputer to monitor virtually all phone calls, emails, internet usage, purchases and rentals, break all encryption, and then store everyone’s datapermanently.

And that the CIA is trying to tap your communications as well.

You may have heard that drones will soon be flown all over America to spy on us. For example, ABC News reported:

Drones can carry facial recognition cameras, license plate scanners, thermal imaging cameras, open WiFi sniffers, and other sensors.

And they can be armed.

Property rights are being absolutely shredded all over America. Buying a piece of land and enjoying it with your family has always been a big part of the American Dream. Unfortunately, in the United States today you don't actually own your own home. If you don't pay your rent (property taxes) your home will be taken away from you, and you are only allowed to use your property in very narrowly defined ways.

All over America today, brutal Gestapo tactics are being used against homeowners that just want to be left alone. Anyone that has ever dealt with a "compliance officer" or a "nuisance abatement team" knows what I am talking about. But if we have so very little "freedom" on our own properties, then how in the world can we continue to call this country "the land of the free"?

All over America, homeowners are being evicted from their family homes because of unpaid property taxes. In some cases, the amount that is owed is only a few hundred dollars.

Big banks such as Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase have been buying up tax liens all over the country because they are extremely profitable....

In many cases, elderly Americans that don't even understand what is happening are being forced from their homes just so that the "investors" can make some quick money. Just check out what one recent report said happened to an 81 year old woman living in Rhode Island....

I have used the following story before, but it is another perfect example of the kind of Gestapo tactics that are being used against homeowners all over the United States.

Just recently, one unemployed woman down in Tulsa, Oklahoma had her survival garden brutally ripped out and carted away by government thugs...

And for this woman, it really was a "survival garden". She relied on those plants and trees for her food and for her medicine.

But the government thugs left her with nothing.

Now she will have to do the best that she can to survive on government handouts.

It is truly disgusting.

The ability to own a piece of land and establish a home on it is absolutely foundational to the functioning of a free society. Even the most ancient societies understood this.

Sadly, our most basic freedoms are being steadily eroded with each passing day.

Once our freedoms are gone, they will be incredibly difficult to get back.

Barack Obama has signed an executive order that could hand control of the internet to the U.S. Government, in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

The order lays out guidelines government agencies should follow if there's a serious emergency, so they can maintain levels of communication.

But critics are concerned by a section of the order they claim gives the president and the secretary of homeland security control of 'the on/off switch to the Web'.

Section 5.2 has raised alarm among those who fear the government will have too much control over the Web.

The section explained how the secretary of homeland security - currently Janet Napolitano - will 'satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate.'

According to The Verge, sceptics fear the clause gives Mr Obama and Ms Napolitano 'control over the internet' over and above the needs of the nation in extreme cases, like natural disasters.

Around the world:

Hundreds of tonnes of Syria's stockpile of deadly nerve gas could fall into the hands of terrorist groups if the regime of Bashar al Assad falls apart amid widening concerns that Israel could go to war to try to stop this 'Doomsday threat'.

According to Middle Eastern and other intelligence sources, Syria has the biggest stockpiles of the nerve gasses VX and Sarin, as well as mustard gas, in the Middle East.

Biological weapons are believed to be stored at Cerin while there are also numerous 'dual use' civilian pharmaceutical laboratories which are capable of producing bio-weapons such as botulism and anthrax.

Al Qaeda-related groups are known to be operating inside Syria. Its leadership has frequently extolled members or followers to try to get hold of chemical weapons.

The deadly chemical weapons have been successfully 'weaponised'. This means that conventional artillery and missile warheads have been fitted with delivery systems for VX gas. These include Scud B, C and D missiles.

These rockets are capable of hitting any location inside Israel and, Sky sources said, they are capable of spreading VX gas in bomblets similar to those seen in cluster munitions.

Israel is deeply concerned that Assad may deliberately give Hezbollah chemical weapons - or that they could end up in the hands of other terror groups. In either case, this could lead to a regional war, Danny Yatom, the former head of Mossad warned.

As Russia and NATO continued to boost their military strength in the eastern Mediterranean, DEBKAfile's military sources report substantial US reinforcements, led by the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, are being rushed to the Persian Gulf opposite Iran, with dozens of unmanned underwater craft for destroying mines.

The USS John C. Stennis arrives in August, raising the number of American aircraft carriers in waters off Iran to four including theUSS Enterprise and the USS Abraham Lincoln, with the FrenchCharles de Gaulle due soon to make up a fifth.
The Eisenhower, which reached its new position in the first week of July, operates under the joint commands of the US Sixth (Mediterranean) and Fifth (Gulf) Fleets.

There are now additionally eight American minesweepers in the Persian Gulf as well as theUSS Ponce, a platform for the special forces, helicopters and warships there to fight off Iranian marine units attempting to plant mines in the vital waterway.

Also see:

This week, the city of San Bernardino, Calif., went bankrupt. It followed hot on the heels of Vallejo and Stockton, Calif. And they'll be followed, no doubt, by Los Angeles — and then, shortly after that, by California.

Let's take a look at the numbers. San Bernardino has an annual budget of $258 million; it is running a budget deficit of $45 million. Where does that money go? To the unions, largely. About three-quarters of the general fund goes to personnel; 78 percent of that 75 percent goes to public safety employees, the most lucratively compensated of all government workers. The city retirement fund amounts to 13 percent of the general fund.

San Bernardino, like most other California cities, is heavily taxed. The average wage-earner makes about $30,000 per year, and the city suffers from nearly 17 percent unemployment.

The statistics are strikingly similar in Stockton. Sixty-eight percent of the general budget each year goes to city retirees and compensation for workers. Their budget deficit was $26 million; the year before, it was $37 million; the year before that, $23 million. Retirement costs constituted some 17.5 percent of the budget. The unemployment rate in Stockton clocks in at over 20 percent. Estimated per capita income? Just under $20,000.

Then there's Los Angeles. Los Angeles faces a $238 million shortfall; it faces a grand total of $27 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. How much of the budget do union pensions consume? A full 15.4 percent of city expenditures. As for the unemployment rate, it's north of 13 percent, and average income is at $26,000.

Now, it's not as if these politicians didn't know what was coming. In both Stockton and San Bernardino, the politicians tried to cut city budgets at the last minute, laying off workers and renegotiating union contracts. But it wasn't nearly enough. That's because the government workers unions have plagued these cities for decades.

So what are these cities to do? They become Detroit. Forced to pay these pensions, they raise taxes; all those who make money flee; those who are left have less services and pay more into the system. This is what liberalism wreaks on cities. No city has ever gone bankrupt from spending too little cash.

The United States is acting and looking more like Greece every day. Americans got a glimpse of their fiscal future when European markets, currencies, and politics were roiled over the impending bankruptcy of some of their profligate nations, most notable Greece, which had made a science of the easy life.

Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960 when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government. (4) On average, our nation has lost 10 factories and 2,000 manufacturing jobs every day during the past 10 years.(5)

Stephen Moore adds, “More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. We have moved decisively from a nation of makers to a nation of takers. Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion a year tab for pay and benefits to state and local employees. Is it any wonder that so many states and cities cannot pay their bills? Every state in America today except for two—Indiana and Wisconsin—has more government workers on the payroll than people manufacturing industrial goods.

Yep, we are most definitely racing into the tribulation era. Even compared to a decade ago, the world is a very very different place today - however - it is perfectly aligned with the expectations that we should have as we approach the Tribulation. It's coming and coming fast.


Waterer said...

I was thinking about the ability for these scanners to see whether someone has EATEN or not. In days when food will be terribly scarce and expensive the hopes we have of gardens and rice may be in jeopardy too.It is a short and terrible time that is coming.
Today I will practice giving thanks in all situations. WHile I BELIEVE WE ARE RAPTURED BEFORE I think we will see this build up with the need to trust God more and more for everything. WE always should have been doing that and one good thing I see coming out of severe loss of prosperity of every sort is that our faith will increase, our generosity will deepen and our character will grow. Nothing can put a limit on the Holy Spirit's ability ( praise Him)to comfort, teach and counsel. Cheer up ye saints of God. He has overcome the world!Also He says that our hearts are not to be troubled and that He would have told us differently if something else was true, but He has gone to prepare a place for us and will come and take us where He is. Hallelujah.Let's remind each other that He is GREATER than he who is in the world. The machanical advances being made are sad attempts to mirror Hisomniscience . And knowing everything about us, while we were still His enemies He died for us. Evil is real but His love is greater. Still praying for No Fogs family..

WVBORN56 said...

Those were good words of encouragement waterer. Nicly done. We need to remind ourselves of Hebrews 12:1-2 often living in these last days. Keep focused on Jesus! It would be mighty depressing if we only feed on the negative news. The post today is especially discouraging as we see the demise of our once great and mighty Nation. This drive toward totalitarianism is evil multiplied X 10. We can take the news and use it to motivate ourselves to spread the gospel and pray as never before. I know that is certainly the heart of Scott!

I agree we I believe will only witness the build up to this in America. We know will depart prior to the what is foretold by John in Revelation chapter 6. At that point the world economy has collapsed and the value of money has greatly been devalued as a days wages only purchase enough to feed oneself.

Since we are on the verge of the economic collapse and on the verge of the two last biblical wars foretold in Isaiah and Ezekiel I believe we can safely assume Jesus must be coming for the church very very soon. That should bring a smile too the face of every faithful watcher as we focus on Jesus and not on the coming facism.

Yes, Jesus is coming a thief in the night ( big surprise) and is in the days of Noah (business as usual)

Don't be caught without the shed blood of Jesus covering your sins or you will be left behind to face this coming evil!


Marty said...

First of all I am Boggled by todays headlines???!!!! Guns taken away,Molecule checks??!! I have a really bad feeling in my gut! I live in Pa, and regarding California....Scranton, Pa is Bankrupt and their mayor Chris Doherty just slashed all County workers pay to minimum wage including Police and Firefighters!!?? Again,I feel like we just got thrown into another bracket of this coming Tribulation! I have 2 small children, I PRAY that The Rapture takes us before too long!!! Praise God and Pray for the sad lost souls that will have to live in those 7 years of Hell on earth!


Hubae said...

Am I wrong to long for the rapture?
Please keep our military men and women in your prayers as they go to defend what is left of America. I feel such a draw to pray for our military. This is a bittersweet time as I am excited to go home but saddened at the amount of lost and unbelieving people. How are we supposed to handle these feelings? If anyone can give me feed back I would appreciate it greatly! God bless and keep looking up.....hopefully we are going home soon!

WVBORN56 said...

Hubae, it is all in God's hands. He wants us to long for his appearing. He told us so. Pray for His will to be done. In the mean time use the knowledge you have of his imminent return to pray and witness.

I look at the girl at the McDonald's drive thru window serving me and I wonder is she saved? Then I send up a prayer to the Lord to have mercy and save her knowing what is coming. Then I say something loving and kind to her knowing many of her customers have yelled or cursed her that morning. If I have compassion on the lost surely the Lord does 100 fold more so.

Marty said...

Yes, exactly. Thank you God for being so loving and forgiving. And, your act of kindness could make all the difference for that young girl as can your prayer. We need in these times to continue to try to be kind to our enemies and keep our head about us in the face of persecution and adversity so that by the grace of God some of the lost that we are encountering just might see God's bright light through us. I ask God most mornings to let people I encounter see his light through me and my actions and also for him not let me miss any of his hidden messages<3
Love, Love, Love this positivity that stems from a day of bad news, I am choked up!!

DAN said...

Amen to all you said, WvBorn56 and Marty. All of our worldly problems seem so insignificant compared to God's plans and lost peoples souls. May we remember the real purpose of us being here at this moment in minister to the lost, to uplift and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ, to spread His message of Salvation before its too late. God bless you all.
For the King!

GG said...

Hi WV~

That sounds like a wonderful thing you are doing. Additonally,to see someone walking down the street or in the car next to us at the stop light, at the Dr.'s office, at our children's school or even activities,just about any place-we can stop right there and lift them up in prayer.

That is what it is all about :) It seems the time is drawing to an end. May we all continue to put our best foot forward for the Lord.

God Bless!!


gearedup2go said...

Don't give up the fight! We are in it to win as our Savior WILL ride victoriously and slay the enemy with just a word. We will join Him as He takes vengeance for the spilled blood of the saints and restore this broken planet for His millennial kingdom. We will be forever with Him and will never be apart from Him again. Our hearts will never again know fear, for the enemy will no longer be among us.

Proverbs 10:25
"When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever."

Here is a very powerful video to keep the patriotic spirit alive within us as we face a cultural implosion.

Gary said...

Unbelievable!!! A machine that can scan your molecules...unbelievable!!!

Hubae said...

WV and Marty, thank you so much for the insight. I read this site daily for the updates and enjoy reading your comments and words of encouragement.
Thank you Scott for this site and the updates!
I ask God to direct my steps to where He wants me to be daily. I am astounded at the number of people who have hardened hearts these days. I pray that God would give people sympathy, empathy and compassion. Keep looking up, our redemption is close at hand! Maranatha!!!!!

Scott said...

gearedup - nice to see you; its been a while :)

The comments today are awesome, and I agree with them all.

Hubae - Jesus wants us to know the signs and to be ready for His coming. Its seen in Mark 13 repetetively. Matthew 13 and John 12 (starting ~ verse 35)...Just to name a few places. We're supposed to be longing for and awaiting the Rapture.

Also see 2 Timothy 4:8 which will really make you happy in this context :)

Anonymous said...

And yet, stocks REFUSE to go down.
The dow was MUCH lower, but then RALLIED to be down a lousy 36 pts.
Many stocks were again UP.

That is NOT rapture material.

not at all !!

Market still above 12, 450 and
possible RALLY to 13,000+ still
in the works.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Robin said...

That's an interesting theory, Waterer and it hadn't occurred to me after reading the article until I saw your comment. I often wonder if these things are invented with sinister intent or if they'll just be used for unspeakable purpose amid the chaos and turmoil that's sure to ensue following the Rapture.

Something I think might be worth noting, is the calendar. Traditionally, in years past . . .theres a sharp uptick of terrorism and acts of violence against Jews and Westerners in general, during Ramadan, particularly on their Sabbath (Fridays). This year, Ramadan begins in the Middle East, Thursday night our time . . .Friday July 20, here. Just need to be on the look out, particularly as they span the Summer Olympics.

Ally said...

These things are "invented" because people will do anything for the love if money and power. It always amazes me that Christians think somehow this stuff is only going to be used after the rapture. The thing is already here, being placed in various locations, drones are flying over your head now etc. this stuff isnt in the future, its now. We should be knowledgable about this stuff long before the average Joe, since we know the whole plan, but sadly we are sooo far behind.

Robin said...

. . .and likewise, I'm amazed Christians seem to think we'll experience the worst of everything. After the Rapture, society as a whole will accelerate its decline at breakneck speed. This story clearly says it won't be ready for prime time for another year or two. When it is, unless the Rapture has already occurred, it's first order of business will be in air ports and security checks. Not until the Mark . . .when Governments will actually CARE whether or not one has eaten and if so, do they have the Mark because the Mark occurs DURING Tribulation and not before.

So, dear sister, can we dispense with the animosity, please? My comments are nothing more than my opinion and were never meant for the amazement of others. REALLY :)

gearedup2go said...

Thank you Scott for the welcoming comment.

When I think of what we face on a daily basis, I think of how the disciples were in the boat with Jesus when a frightful tempest came upon them as Jesus slept in the boat. The storm was so terrifying that the disciples feared for their lives and thought that they were going to perish. Then Jesus came to them and immediately stilled the waters. Isn't it just like Jesus to come for us just as we fear for our safety in these increasingly hostile and treacherous days? He will gather us together in front of the prince of the air and whisk us away to the most beautiful wedding where He will look adoringly at us and we will bow at the feet of perfect love. It's a day I can only try to imagine and with each passing day we are closer to leaving our earthly home for good.

Scott said...

Wow - I can't believe you were thinking about that because just before opening this thread I was having the exact same thought on the exact same story involving the same context...In fact I was thinking of posting on that (and may still do so).. Good point :)

Anonymous said...

You Americans have really scary evil leaders! Is there any way you can get out of the country, leave? I know some people who have.

Israeli Believer

Robin said...

Fortunately, Anon . . .any American who wishes to leave is welcome to do so. We don't keep people against their will here . . .yet. The sad fact of the matter is . . .in a One World Government, the entire Earth will be dominated by the same evil forces. Where ever would we go? Whether or not the end is near (and I clearly believe it is) all we can do is continue working to spread the good news and opening eyes to the bad, right up to the day the Trumpet Sounds.

Prairie_Locust said...

I have been a reader of this blog for a few weeks and I am blessed by it. Things are falling apart big time. I am farm some wheat in Okla and I study agriculture as well as other things. All I can say in short is that the wester world is doing an outstand job of self destructing. I try to tell people to be prepared. NO ONE will listen. I do believe in pre trib rapture but I also see that we could be here for some VERY un pleasant times. We are going to lose the ablility to work the land. All the heavy duty farm machinery "the older machines" are being destroyed for scrap FAST. We are going to be helpless. Also the economy is done for. WASTE is beyone control and no one even cares. I am also a college student but to be honest I keep telling mom that I don't see any point in it, things are too far gone.. SHALOM

Prairie_Locust said...

Sorry for the typos I should have proof read, This is from and English major LOL anyhow I have alot I want to say and I am VERY concerned. SHALOM

Scott said...

Prairie -Excellent points and nicely stated. This dovetails with tonight's post (take a look). I agree its too far gone at this point - but we have Jesus to look to and He WILL come for His bride. We are JUST at that threshold and we are to be overjoyed at that fact.

God Bless and thanks again. It won't be long now - we are at the very very end of the generation and He will be coming soon.

God Bless