Sunday, August 19, 2012

Approaching The Tribulation - A Changing World

Occasionally, if you take a big step back and take a look at the big picture, you will notice a rapidly changing world. Not just in the U.S., but everywhere. Not only do we see the generational signs that Jesus gave us (Matthew 24, Luke 21, Mark 13), the signs of the regathering of the Roman Empire (EU/Med Union), Israel progressively surrounded by her enemies (Zechariah 12), the approaching wars of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39, etc., but we also see the signs that reveal we are rapidly approaching the kind of world that we know will exist during the Tribulation.

From the descriptions given in Revelation 6-18, we know that there will be a totalitarian world-government with a central financial system, massive, draconian persecution of Christians and Jews, and complete loss of individual freedoms (just to name a few). We wouldn't expect these things to begin on day 1 of the Tribulation, rather we would expect to see this as a continual process throughout this generation, and indeed we are.

This process - a process that will lead into the Tribulation, and will become far far worse during the Tribulation. As Jesus stated in Matthew 24:21, this will be like no other time in history:

"For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now - and never to be equaled again."

So we look at today's articles in that context - also with some updates from the epicenter:

Progressivism, like so many other flavors of futurism, is so new it’s old. It’s the world of tomorrow as imagined by men with top hats and full beards whose Twitter-wielding descendants are still shouting, “March Forward!” at us 150 years later.

Western liberals are still pretending that Caliphate is just United Nations spelled backward, but their faith in the progressive future of no nations, no borders and no freedom can only be sustained for so long by Benetton ads and cheerful multicultural sitcoms. Outside their enclaves the future looks nothing like them. While they parcel out the carbon atoms of the North Pole, their capitals are being carved up into tribal enclaves where the future is as much the past as it is in Cairo or Tunis.

Our present future is defined by the spillover of violent chaos. In the throes of Egypt’s revolution, Bedouin tribes in the Sinai are violently asserting their rights and the Kurds are rising in Syria. As the fall of the Czars and the Austria-Hungarian Empire devolved sizable portions of Russia and Eastern Europe into violent chaos, a violent chaos that repeated itself several decades later when the Nazis pounded through on their way to the Thousand Year Reich, the fall of the last modern states in the Muslim Middle East has ushered in its own chaos of bandits, tribalism and terrorism.

The West has been marinating in that chaos for some time now. It is the reason why we have a police state, a massive military with no equal and social welfare spending that is through the roof. It isn’t, as the modern progressives would like us to believe, because people are living longer, but because of a domestic instability rooted in tribal violence and cultural chaos. And no amount of euthanasia set to a tune from Paul McCartney, who unlike John is still free to imagine that there’s no heaven, only an earth where they stop feeding you if your illness gets too expensive, will fix that.

The great progressive project of the future is a rotting stench that blows across the Atlantic. It is a formless dream that died. It is a future without a future. It is a million conferences and a billion regulations. It is a world where everything is known, where each atom is weighed and every man is found wanting. It is a closed room and a white bed on which to lay down and die on while the machines count off the seconds.

If we are to have a tomorrow it will not come from those places. It will be not be the Everycity or the eternal conference. It will not be from the men and women who have appointed themselves the rulers of the earth and all that is within it. Rather it will come from those who defy the decay, who cope with the chaos that the progressive program has spawned, who hang on to their homes and their businesses and fight for their dreams.

Some day when historians are sifting through the ashes of what was once the Free West trying to determine what happened, they will discover that freedom was lost through ‘The Agenda That Wasn’t Really There’.

'The Agenda That Wasn’t Really There’ is the main strategy being used to push through the very real and dangerous Agenda 21 through villages, towns and cities. The inhabitants of some 1,200 cities—600 of them American—do not even know they’ve been hijacked by the UN’s Agenda 21.

The toxic tentacles of Agenda 21 go all the way to China and back; to Obama’s personal friend Bill Ayers and down through the Black Panthers.

Some 178 countries are now pushing Agenda 21 but these are only the countries we know about.

Strong operates these days from the Peoples Republic of China. As Lamb pointed out, “Strong’s cousin, Anna Louise Strong, was a Marxist, and a member of the Comintern, who spent two years with Mao and Chou En-lai. Her burial in China in 1970 was organized personally by Chou En-lai. Maurice is well received in China, partly because of his cousin’s connections.”

The best definition of Agenda 21 comes right from the U.N. itself. In 1993, the U.N. published ‘Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet’: “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of all people…Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced.”

Nothing in Orwell’s 1984 can match the full horror of Agenda 21. It is serfdom by stealth.

Written in innocent-sounding, Save-Mother-Earth style under the ruse of environmentalism, this major undertaking is the mechanism to confiscate privately held lands; the ironclad means to dictate to people from all walks of life, where they can live, what they can eat and drink, what to drive, and how to heat and light their apartments or homes.

Why are world cities marching lemming like toward the edge of the cliff?

“Like a cancer, ICLEI begins to infest the local government policy, training city employees to think only in terms of Sustainable Development, and replacing local guidelines with international codes, rules and regulations.” (Tom DeWeese)

Make no mistake about it, ‘The Agenda That Wasn’t Really There’, if not blocked, will make slaves of us all, including our children and grandchildren.

One of the most nightmarish aspects of Agenda 21 can be dispatched with this knowledge. The architects of this U.N. endeavor are not faceless bureaucrats. The faceless bureaucrats are only the flunkies. The masterminds administering Agenda 21 are the David Camerons, Angela Merkels, Francois Hollandes, Hugo Chavezes, et al. In other words, the world leaders.

You may disagree with what he says, but theoretically, in the U.S., we are supposed to have this "freedom of speech" thing.

A former U.S. Marine whoaccused the government of lying about 9/11 and spoke of "The Revolution" on Facebookwas detained on Friday night, reports Renee Nal of Gather.

According to Brandon Raub's mother, authorities from the FBI, Secret Service and Chesterfield County PD came to their door, questioned Raub about his Facebook posts – which are critical of the official story regarding 9/11 and refer to "starting a revolution" – then handcuffed him and placed him in a Chesterfield PD squad car before taking him directly to John Randolph Psychiatric Hospital in Hopewell, Va.

Brandon J. Raub of Chesterfield County, Virginia, an ex-Marine was arrested, ostensibly for his patriotic posts on Facebook. It has been said, he was taken to a psychiatric ward, for tests.

The word that comes to mind, when I see that ostensibly the DHS has picked him up and is holding him isincrementalism. This is another step, a further reach and prod, or for a metaphor without appendages, a further wrapping turn of the python. If his Facebook postings are their trigger, they are now ready, willing, and able to apprehend such a person as a suspected terrorist, due to his unspecified, threatening language. Is that not what we are expecting, at about this time, based on the trajectory of the control tactics of these feudalistic empire builders, both the global Marxists on their left and the transnational banksters and barons on their right of their controlled dialectic? After all, is it not they who have provoked the likes of this ex-Marine to his alienation and his lawful hostility?

It is reported, Raub has not been read his Miranda rights, nor is he charged with a crime. He has simply been taken and interned. It will be interesting to find out exactly what kinds of tests they are giving, or one might say, performing on him – if we do get to find out. And will whomever apprehended him cite the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act? – the one with the controversial language added at the request of the Obama regime, while he had the temerity to express his disfavor of the same, with his signing statement?

Recently I wrote about mysterious purchases of hollow-point ammo going to the National Weather Service which turned out to be a clerical error but doesn't explain government purchases of over 2 billion rounds of hollow-point ammo. Now under fire, the Administration seeks to explain these purchases as being business as usual.

We learn from the article reporting on the Administration response that the Social Security Administration has its own law enforcement agency with full police powers, and that its "investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests." NOAA has its own law enforcement agency to "enforce the nation's ocean and fishing laws to ensure a level playing field for fishermen and to protect marine species like whales, dolphins and turtles." One wonders how many other obscure federal agencies have law enforcement agencies.

Wikipedia lists some 50 federal law enforcement agencies ranging from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Marshalls Service (USMS) to the U.S. Mint Police (USMP) and the U.S. Supreme Court Police. Another search reveals that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has its own law enforcement agency, a scary thought given the Obama Administration's war on coal.

This is a long article - and well worth reading. Below are the most germane points:

16 August 2012: If you are an outspoken Christian in America, you need to be concerned. If you are an outspoken Christian in America who happens to be a gun owner, you need to be very concerned. And if you are a Christian gun owner who disagrees with the Progressive anti-Christian agenda in America and have a platform to inform others, you better believe that you are under intense scrutiny. Sound like paranoid propaganda? Read on

It’s one thing to say that there is a war against Christianity and an active agenda to disarm Americans, but it’s another thing altogether to watch it unfold, up close and personal. And yet another to actually document an insidious but effective tactic that is presently being used to silence and disarm Christians right here in America. In this report, I will expose a new tactic being used by the atheistic communist supporters of the Obama regime to silence Christian critics and to disarm them at the same time.

As Mr. Egroff was seated at his computer preparing to listen to our program that began at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, he received a telephone call from a man who identified himself as “officer Steve” from the city of Scranton Police Department, who told Jason that he was calling just to check on him, to see if he was “alright.” Jason, who never heard of “officer Steve,” or really understand the nature of the call, responded that he was fine and had no problems where he might need the police. He was taken off guard by the call and became uneasy, especially since the officer was elusive in providing a legitimate reason for the call.

While our broadcast was playing on Jason’s computer, he received another telephone call from a “restricted” number. It was “officer Steve” again, although this time he was calling from the front porch of Mr. Egroff’s house. The officer reintroduced himself, and asked Jason to turn on the porch light and step outside as he wanted to speak to him. Knowing that he had done nothing wrong, Jason complied with the officer’s request. As he stepped onto the porch, “officer Steve” was there to meet him, accompanied by another law enforcement officer.

The officer told Jason that the Scranton Police Department received a telephone call from a “friend” living in New York City who claimed to be concerned about Jason’s mental health. This friend works as a physical therapy assistant at a large New York City hospital. It is important to note his “friend’s” professional position is well outside of the mental health practice.

The officer told Jason that he had to go with them based on a mental health complaint that originated solely from his friend, the physical therapist assistant in New York, who claimed that he was worried for Jason’s safety. At this point, Jason was under the control of the officers, and was not permitted to be alone as he entered his house to shut things down for the trip he was about to take.

The officers took Jason to the local hospital psychiatric ward for “evaluation.” For the next 18 hours, he was subjected to some of the most humiliating searches, probes, and questions by hospital personnel. Questions included those specific to his religious faith and what he thought about the government and Obama. Questions that were structured in such a manner that regardless of the answer, they would result in portraying him as a dangerous, gun-owning Christian zealot. All as a result of Jason expressing his non-violent, well reasoned, and articulate views on our show as well as his own. All ostensibly from the concern of one “friend” from another state and well over 100 miles away.

Lest you think this is an isolated case, I have since heard from five-(5) other individuals in different parts of the U.S. that this has happened to within the last thirty-(30) days. It appears the war against freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, openly professing one’s belief in God and the right to bear arms is now sufficient to earn you a medical diagnosis of “psychosis.”

In the epicenter:

This is an excellent article, reviewing how precarious Israel's existence is - at this moment in history. Below is the intro and the conclusion, but the entire article is worth reading:

The Muslim Brotherhood, radical Islam and Iran are slouching towards the borders of Israel and are vowing to wipe her from the face of the earth. When psychotic, murdering tyrants speak, the world should listen. Iran is openly calling for a military alliance among Islamic nations to wage war against Israel. Even countries who have long stood against Iran and its apocalyptic intentions are now beginning to join hands and beat the war drums for the end of days.

So, in summary, Obama’s administration, citing “democratic overthrow of a dictatorship” backed the “Arab Spring” to oust a regime that kept an extended truce with Israel, only to replace it with … a “new, improved” dictatorship that visits horrors upon its own population and, just for bonus points, also plans to annihilate that pesky Israel. And we’re all surprised. Yes we are. And shocked, too.

This election does not just involve America… it involves the free world. The Islamic barbarians are at the gates of Israel and the clock is ticking towards war. Something that I very much fear Obama and the Progressives want, and soon. We must get rid of Obama and the Progressives to turn America back toward the light and stay out of the darkness of Islam.


Anonymous said...

Who would ever have thought it would " go down" this way?

Oh wait Jesus did , but we were so busy being " distracted and seduced" by all kinds of falsehood and false teachings that evil men crept in unawares :( men that have CONvinced the church that it's okay to live immoral lives and to have " other god's" and that it's okay Jesus wants you to have the best life ever-HERE. I call these the three " f's", Food, Fun and Frolicking ye know " men shall be lovers of SELF rather than lovers of God and are filled with falsehood and a FORM of godliness :( wait that's five f"s

He has been separating the wheat from the chaff for a very long time now and am in awe to witness how the Lord is doing this.

Scott I praise God that He has counted us worthy to be chosen for this " appointed time" .

Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Agape in Christ,

Caver said...

The Agenda 21....that one is just spooky. Look how long that has been in the much thought it took to mask it in such non committal and innocent language. Its like calling murder by the name of birth control.

So much today....its everywhere...the darkness is totally unmasking itself. Course, it had to at some point, and now is the point I guess.

Janet said...

In light of the growing darkness, and the Holy Spirit working over time to get us ready to meet the Lord, I find myself praying daily to be found worthy to escape all these things which are about to come to pass and to stand before the Son of man (Lk 21:36). How does one ever know if they are "worthy"? Who is sufficient?

Scott said...

You are seen as "worthy" simply by acceptance of the gift of salvation given by Christ on the cross. Its that simple. The 'escape' is the rapture, in which Jesus gathers up His bride - the Church. If you have accepted that Gift (as I assume you have) - then you are deemed as worthy due to what Jesus did. God Bless

WVBORN56 said...

Caver yes the Agenda 21 article was spooky but the article on the christian gun owner who was detained and spetn 20 hours at the psych hospital and "diaganosed" with psycosis was right down evil. I guess he was a radio personality who was a prophecy teacher. Make suue you read that article. It makes me believe things are quickly deteriorating even faster than we thought in our country. This is so disturnbing on so many levels. All I can say is come soon Lord Jesus!

Dylan said...

Hey guys, I know you don't like Obama and are probably not a huge fan of Romney, but what are your opinions about Gary Johnson (Libertarian presidential candidate)? I know he probably won't win the election since the media isn't giving him much attention, but what are your opinions about him?

Caver said...

WV, yea...agree. I read that article the other day. Spooky.

I have friend way up in you know what and he advises lots of precautions real soon. Life is going to get interesting for gun owners. Recommendation is to get way overstocked on ammo now. Gun owning Christians are going to really have to toe that imaginary line and still probably get searched. Get will be the only way.

Ally said...

I had a friend that I dont kknow send me brandons arrest video. He lives in the same town as me. Now the fbi and chesterfield county police arrested him and NONE of this made the news here. Not anything! Whats even stranger (and I have a great deal of exoerience working with mental health, hospitals and jails in this locality) is nothing was handled in a normal manner. It is REQUIRED in this county to be evaluated by a mental health professional in a crisis center before you can be admitted to a psych facility. It is also REQUIRED if you assault a police officer to be arrested and taken to jail immediately as they have a med/psych unit in both the jails that serve the county. Neither of these occurred. Also he was not sent to the psych ward Tuckers Pavillion at Chippenham Hospital where patients are normally taken but to a psych ward in a very bad hospital in another town Petersburg near Ft.Lee.
We only know whats up due to the internet. Thank God someone filmed it. His "revolution" comment was under a phito of Ron Paul and the "ron paul revolution". His fb is available, his mother has posted his pages up for all to read. As he was seen being carted off on the video, you can hear a wiman saying over and over "God gi with him"
A decorated war vetran, still a young man who happens to meet dhs terrorist requirements, a vetran, supporter if a third party candidate.
And so it begins!

hartdawg said...

Gary Johnson is NOT a person to vote Seattle there's an event called hempfest..i call it what it is drugfest. such sin and lawlessness. most of the vendors at this awful place were in support of him which tells me NOT to support him

Ally said...

Addendum/update. Cant post links but The Richmond Times Dispatch finally posted an article today. You really should read it. Its an interview with him from the memtal hospital. And why they went afterhim.

Caver said...

Alley, is this the situation?