Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Approaching Tyranny And The Approaching Rapture

As stated before, it seems that every day brings certain themes to the news (which alone is interesting, but that is another story for another day). I actually dislike those days in which the news all points to the tyranny which is rapidly approaching, because it is so ominous and so scary. I'd prefer to just focus on Jesus and His coming, but the news is just unavoidable. Today we see both.

Check out this new movie which is being released. It may be one that you could watch with neighbors, friends, or other unsaved individuals. It looks like it may be a graphic presentation of the Rapture of the Church and as a result bring the reality to those who remain ignorant of what is just on the horizon. 

In the foreground of the nuclear talks between Iran and Western powers that got under way in Geneva this month were centrifuges, yellowcake and enriched uranium — all elements of what Iran calls a peaceful nuclear-energy program and what the West worries is a route to a nuclear weapon. But Iran has also charted a second route, one that could produce fuel for a possible bomb not from highly enriched uranium but out of plutonium, a product of the heavy-water reactor nearing completion in the hills outside the city of Arak, 300 km (190 miles) southwest of Tehran. Heavy water is water with an extra neutron, useful in moderating a nuclear reaction.

Because it is not yet up and running, the Arak heavy-water reactor has remained in the background of the nuclear controversy. But it looms larger every day. The reason: once Arak goes online, the option of destroying Iran’s nuclear program with air strikes becomes moot. The reactor is essentially invulnerable to military attack, because bombing one risks a catastrophic release of radioactivity. In the words of Israel’s last chief of military intelligence, Amos Yadlin, who piloted one of the F-16A’s that cratered Iraq’s Osirak heavy-water reactor in 1981 before it was due to become operational: “Whoever considers attacking an active reactor is willing to invite another Chernobyl, and no one wants to do that.”

Ephraim Asculai, a scientist retired from the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, warns that Iran may have no intention of carrying out a dry run at all. It may be a cover story, he posits, for a plan to rush the installation of live fuel rods and heavy water instead — essentially getting the Arak facility “hot” before the outside world expects, at which point it becomes invulnerable to military attack. There might then be no way to stop Iran’s nuclear program short of invasion.
“At that point, they are in the ‘zone of immunity’ as it’s called,” says Asculai, who has also worked at ISIS; he is currently a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, a think tank at Tel Aviv University.

The prosecutor would have the power to conduct, prosecute, and bring to justice its own EU-wide investigations in co-ordination with member state authorities against people suspected of defrauding the EU.

Polls indicate that the public is so disgusted with Washington politicians of both parties that a surprisingly large proportion of the people would like to get rid of the whole lot of them. It is certainly understandable that the voters would like to “throw the rascals out.” But there is no point in throwing the rascals out if we are just going to get a new set of rascals to replace them.
In other words, we need to think about what there is about current political practices that repeatedly brings to power such a counterproductive set of people. Those we call “public servants” have in fact become public masters. And they act like it.

They squander ever more vast amounts of our tax money, and still leave trillions of dollars of national debt to be paid by our children and grandchildren. They intrude into our private lives with ever more restrictions, red tape, and electronic surveillance. And they turn different groups of Americans against each other with class-warfare rhetoric and policies.

What we have today that we did not have in the early history of this country is a permanent political class in Washington — a Congress and an ever growing federal bureaucracy composed of people who have become a permanent ruling class.
The United States was not founded by career politicians but by people who took time out from their regular professions to serve during a crucial time in the creation of a new nation — and a new kind of nation in a world ruled by kings and emperors. In the nineteenth century, there was a high rate of turnover in members of Congress. Many people went to Washington to serve one term in Congress, then returned to their home state to resume their lives as private citizens.

The rise of the permanent political class in Washington came with the rise of a vast government apparatus with unprecedented amounts of money and power to control and corrupt individuals, institutions, and the fabric of the whole society. 

There are now people in Washington whose entire adult lives have been spent in government, in one role or another. Some begin as aides to politicians or as part of the sprawling empires of the federal bureaucracy. From this they progress to high elective or appointed offices in government. Turnover in Congress has been reduced almost to the vanishing point. Political alliances within government and with outside special interests, as well as the gerrymandering of congressional districts, make most incumbents’ reelection virtually a foregone conclusion.

During a segment on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 last night, Griffin revealed that insurance companies had been told to “keep quiet” about the fact that millions of Americans are being told that they cannot keep their existing policies, contradicting Barack Obama’s promise that, “If…you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan.”
“Basically, if you speak out, if you are quoted, you’re going to get a call from the White House, pressure to be quiet. Several sources tell me and my colleague Chris Frates that insurance executives are being told to keep quiet,” said Griffin, adding, “Sources (are) telling us they fear White House retribution.”
The fact that the White House is threatening private companies with undisclosed forms of “retribution” if they criticize government policy is a shocking display of authoritarianism that wouldn’t look out of place in countries like Communist China or Stalinist North Korea.
As Griffin explains in his report, the Obama administration is trying to keep a lid on the dirty little secret that millions of Americans are losing their coverage as a result of Obamacare, illustrating how Obama blatantly lied when he made assurances that people could keep their existing policy.

There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Here’s one of them. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck.

Remember when Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. Now, all domestic mined lead ore will have to be shipped overseas, refined and then shipped back to the US. Not only will ammo now be even harder to come by, the demand and the process of supply will cause the price to skyrocket even more. And ponder this… there is an excellent chance that Obama will rig the market to where all ammo has to be purchased from a government entity instituting de facto ammo registration. So much for the Second Amendment. There has not been a peep about this in the major news outlets and it is done. With the US no longer producing lead, all supplies will now have to come from China, Australia or Peru, with the overwhelming emphasis on China. More redistribution of wealth; more economic and liberty crippling of the US on tap.

The smelting plant has known since 2010 this was coming. They couldn’t stop it and no one else rose up to stop it either. The business had been in production for 120 years and now goes the way of our auto industry.
The military’s obsession with ammo was related to security and supply. They knew this was coming too, so they bought up all they could get before the plug was pulled. Screw the average American. It’s as Chris Muirsaid, he’s not as worried about where the bullets will come from, as much as how the government will deliver them and I’m right there with him on that one.
So, back door gun control is moving forward and while we are all distracted with shiny stuff, our Second Amendment rights are just about gone. Obama is one Marxist dictator who is savvy at political chess. He has flanked the Second Amendment. Now it’s our move.

So, can we finally stop pretending that the left has a positive plan for the United States? Can we stop pretending that the president meant to do anything other than destroy a system he has hated since his socialist-influenced youth? Can we dispense with the unhinged rants about dog whistles and face up to the fact that conservatives have been right about this all along? Can we finally openly discuss that the left's own hatred and bigotry are largely to blame for where we are now, not just regarding ObamaCare? They have protected, helped and worshiped an illusion, with pure malice toward those who have loved and fought for this country, and are entirely complicit in the damage now being done to every fiber of our nation. They have intentionally derailed reasoned opposition to purposefully detrimental policies, and have exploited hatred and bigotry to do it. Their own hatred, now so clearly shown to be unfounded, doesn't just inform the left with regard to health care, or opposition thereto. It informs everything the left does, every position they take, every feeling they have. It is their malignant security blanket.

Maybe there is enough intellectual honesty left in some of them to finally understand the extent to which they are misled, misinformed, manipulated, and misrepresented by those who pretend to stand for anything constructive or beneficial to their country or its future. The very same people angrily uttering those lies proudly voted to impose ObamaCare upon them, along with financial hardship and the loss ofhealth insurance. Pathological liars are not especially selective. They lie about 

Can we finally stop pretending that they are not also lying to us about everything else? Can we stop pretending they are not lying to us about guns, and abortion, and voter fraud, and voter ID laws, and taxes, and the economy, and the environment, and education, and energy, and job creation, and national security, and international relations, and Islam, and their assault on Christianity, and amnesty, and entitlements, and stimulus, and recovery, and Fast and Furious, and Benghazi, and the IRS scandal, and a war on women, and our borders, and domestic surveillance, and weakening us militarily, and their supposed loyalty as Americans, and their phony patriotism, and American Exceptionalism, and our history, and our national character, and the historical good our country has done, and what they really have planned for us, and what we will achieve when we are out from under the heel of burgeoning socialism and despotism?

FATCA – Washington’s Tool for Global Dictatorship

The building of a society in America which is increasingly taking on totalitarian characteristics has already gone through several stages. The most recent one is connected with the U.S. Congress passing a law in 2010, often referred to by the abbreviation FATCA, on the taxation of foreign accounts. This law will come into full force in mid-2014.

Now the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is required to monitor every move of U.S. individuals and legal entities in any part of the world. It doesn’t plan to do that itself; it plans to require foreign governments, banks and financial institutions to provide it with all the necessary information about American taxpayers who hold deposit or other accounts, stocks, shares in capital, etc. That is, it proposes that other governments and their financial institutions should act as tax agents for the American government. And if they cannot or don’t want to perform these functions, it threatens serious consequences. FATCA, which is of a clearly extraterritorial nature, is a prime example of Washington’s global dictatorship. I have already written about the reaction of other states on the passing of this law, as well as that of foreign banks and financial organizations. But how are Americans themselves reacting to FATCA? After all, for them this law is dictatorship squared.

Many Americans are already beginning to realize what kind of a tax trap the U.S. government is trying to drive them into. And they are beginning to act. As The Wall Street Journal reported in August of this year, Americans are more and more often renouncing their U.S. citizenship or «green cards». In 2011 there were 1781 such people. And in the first half of 2013 alone, 1809 people abandoned their U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. America is gradually losing the image of the Promised Land. Commenting on the «flight» from U.S. citizenship, experts predict that the exodus from the U.S. will accelerate in 2014, when the law on taxation of foreign accounts comes into full force…

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Sandra said...

When you see all the signs around us, you realise the closeness of the hour of our redemption.
It can be depressing understanding what is happening and that so many are ignoring the warnings. What will it take to wake people up to the truth, the rapture??

Dutch Treat said...

Sandra, some people will not listen until a calamity strikes. Yes it will take an event like the Rapture to shake some people out of the doldrums. Then again, last week I was reading my Bible where God warned people through famine, drought, blight, locusts, plagues, and war; yet they still ignored Him and would not change their ways. (Amos 4:6-13). So no matter what happens in the future, there are those who will never get it.

Ann Marie said...

The pastor at my church has been preaching through Matthew, we are now in the Olivet discourse. I've learned so much through his excellent teaching of the word. His comment on 2 Thess was most eye-opening to me, in that the deluding influence that will take place post rapture will prevent salvation of any who heard the gospel prior to the rapture. They will believe the lie. This deluding influence will be like no other. Praying

Stephen said...

Stocks were down, BUT not convincing.
false prophets, all around, even
in front of church services on
the pulpit, telling their lies.

Bryan Guse is an example of a false
prophet. end of OCT in 24 hours,
no collapse.

i am tired of people that BROADCAST
their lies.

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

Sandra said...

Dutch, you are right on often did He show himself to the children of of the Red Sea, yet within a short time they were worshiping a golden calf. Sobering, when you put into the events to unfold.

Mrs.C said...

Sister Ann Marie,
Forgive me, but your following statement is untrue.

"the deluding influence that will take place post rapture will prevent salvation of any who heard the gospel prior to the rapture"

There will be many Saved during the Tribulation. God will make a continued huge effort throughout the Trib to have the Gospel shared with many.As God would have it , those that heard the Gospel before the Rapture, will still have a chance. They will have a choice as to whom they follow...

Caver said...

I've also heard the argument that those that have refused the Gospel before the rapture will be completely blinded to it after the rapture.

There are, in my opinion, even better arguments that this will not occur. After all, just several years ago it took, on average, 7 times of hearing the Gospel before the average person accepted Christ and was saved.

For a multitude of scriptural reasons, this just doesn't work with me either. God is trying everything possible to get people to believe and still not violate an individual's "free will". Before the rapture, it must be by faith.

After the rapture, the rewards in heaven are different than for those that believed by faith. After the rapture, they will see proof....and many will still refuse...that is rebellion, among other things.

Waterer said...

Mrs.C. and Caver,

I am with oyu on your interpretaion of the 2 Thess passage but where are the scriptures for the huge nuber of new believers during the Trib" Is this assumed from the restoration of Egypt and Israel or from Revelation?

I will be looking too.

Waterer said...

These are the passages I have found so far that speak of believers IN the trib. They are martyrs in some places.
Rev 7:9-16,Rev 13:7-10,Rev 14:12,13,Rev 15:2-4
There is another too of the martyres who are waiting under the altar of heaven to be vindicated after lossing their lives and another place which blesses those who lose their lives from that that time forward.

Theses may be interpreted as having only heard the Gospel for the first time after the rapture but I cannot find anything which says this of believers. Only the 2 Thess 1 passage about those who caused believers to suffer and received judgment for this. If someone recieves the mark they are lost for good but there is not anything that says this about those who heard the Gospel and had resisted it for too long. In fact part of the reason for the judgments is the hope that people would repent.

My 2 cents on this . I have heard that other interpretation but cannot understand it when I see all this evidence of believers in the Trib.

Sandra said...

To also weigh in, there will be many will turn and become believers after the rapture and not take the mark during the trib. I think Ann Marie was trying to say is, many have heard and hardened their hearts and will not allow the HS to change them, so they will believe a lie. This is an act of free will of that individual. This is the apostate church that is starting to manifest itself right now. And as Mrs C points out so often false teachers and prophets are manifesting themselves at ever growing numbers.

Waterer said...

Sandra , I believe this too. The part about having heard and not believed then cannot believ is no doubt true for some but in a world where the Gospel has so penetrated many whom we love and are hoping for ( I mean they have heard a message but not listened to it)
I cannot think that all of them will be forever lost when Scriptures only are dogmatic about those who choose to take the mark of the beast and believe that delusion.

Scott said...

I don't think there is any way of knowing which of those persecuted Christians had heard the gospel message or not prior to the Tribulation, but it would be safe to assume a combination. There are scores of people who will come to Christ immediately after the Rapture because of what they had heard prior to this event. (One of the goals of this site and those I speak with frequently)...And I assume there will be those who may not have heard the gospel who come to Christ during the Trib.

Sandra said...

Waterer, I know from experience that God is merciful and just...many will weep when they realise their foolishness but will turn to God right away unfortunately they will have missed the wedding feast and will have to endure the trib. I want to clarify that I was not suggesting that the lie comes from the Holy Spirit, the lie come from false teachers.

Waterer said...

I hope in God tonight that in His goodness He will save all who call on His Name.
I think it is good to discuss these things particularly the different ways we are seeing things and discussing Scripture/theology/doctrine.
I am studying Matthew this year too along with the parables on another day and no matter how many years I have read these things ,studied or taught them, ALWAYS there are new things to see about Him.
Blessed be His NAME!

Sandra said...

Amen to that!

Ann Marie said...

Interesting discussion. I don't want to sidetrack the intent of this blog. I do agree that many will be saved during the tribulation. If anyone is interested in listening to this sermon, you can get it via sermon, church is Grace Bible Church Fair Oaks (zip 95628- helps to find church easier). Latest sermon is , the stewardship of expectancy. The discussion about 2 Thess passage is around the 52 minute mark. The entire series on ch 24 has been excellent. Only for the past 18 months have I been at an excellent bible based church with expository preaching. I know our Heavenly Father is gracious and merciful. The tribulation period is his time for judgement.

I also was under the belief prior to truly studying the word that we are part of the generation that is referred to in the Olivet discourse, this teaching on the Olivet discourse has cleared that up for me. I do believe that things are lining up for the tribulation, and that the rapture has no signs that proceed it, it is imminent.

Sorry for the lengthy reply...and Scott, thank you so much for this blog site where we can discuss these matters.

Blessings all!

Unknown said...

Hi all,

This site is my daily stop and this is only the first time I leave a comment. First and foremost I'd like to thank Scott for your dedication on this blog site. It has benefited me tremendously.

Since Benjamin Netanyahu is a Christian, I would imagine if Rapture happens tomorrow, he will be taken up too. I wonder how many people in the Israeli Military Govern body are Christians, and how would that affect the likelihood of the Rapture happening before (or after) the Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39 events.

Waterer said...

Ann Marie,
Thank you for the references to your church's sermons. It is wonderful that you are in a church where the rapture is even talked about.
God Bless You!

Scott said...

Ray - many thanks. There have been a number of commentaries regarding PM Netanyahu, his religious beliefs and his surprising knowledge of biblical prophecy. Is there some more news that he may actually be a Christian? That would be most fascinating - I have always wondered about this

Unknown said...

I just assumed Natanyahu was a Christian because of his close tides with the Christian community and his knowledge of Bible prophecies. Sorry if I have misled anyone. God bless !