Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In The Shadow Of The Tribulation

As stated before, it seems that every day in the news there are certain themes that predominate. With today's news, you just shake your head and wonder how close we are to the beginning of the Tribulation. For now, the Tribulation is close enough that we appear to be in its very shadow. It isn't here yet, obviously, but it is close enough that we can feel it - we can sense it. Evil is approaching, and this evil will dominate the earth once the restrainer is removed. For now, we are seeing the beginnings of world-wide tyranny - a tyranny which will envelop the earth. The headlines tell the story:

Popular Christian gospel singer Natalie Grant walked out of the Grammys after witnessing a series of performances that even the mainstream entertainment media admitted were occult in nature.

Grant, who was nominated for two Grammys last night, tweeted her excitement upon arriving at the event but soon made it clear that she left early because what she witnessed conflicted with her Christian beliefs, stating, “We left the Grammy’s early. I’ve many thoughts, most of which are probably better left inside my head. But I’ll say this: I’ve never been more honored to sing about Jesus and for Jesus. And I’ve never been more sure of the path I’ve chosen.”
Although she remained coy on the exact circumstances, Grant was probably referring to Katy Perry, who was surrounded by demons as she danced around an upside down broomstick before being encircled by fire during a performance of her song “Dark Horse”. Perry wore clothing bearing an illuminated Knights Templar cross.
Even E! Online tweeted that Perry’s performance resembled “actual witchcraft”.

Christian music website BreatheCast complained that Perry’s performance was “filled with satanic imagery and witchcraft.” Viewers also expressed their shock at the occult overtones of the show.
Watch analysis of how the Grammys were yet another ceremony to the entertainment industry’s occult leanings below via Mark Dice. Katy Perry’s best efforts at summoning Beelzebub appear at the end.

Did you see Katy Perry’s performance at the Grammys?  It was essentially an Illuminati-themed occult ritual.  Various media reports say that Perry “dressed up as a witch”, and her performance included a Knights Templar cross emblazoned across her chest, a beast with Moloch horns, dancers in dark robes with devil horns protruding from their heads, and pole dancing with a broom.  At the end of the “ceremony”, Perry was “burned at the stake” as the song ended.  All of this hardcore occult symbolism did not get into her performance by accident.  The attention to detail that this performance exhibited shows that someone put a lot of thought and effort into it.  So was Perry actually kidding when she said that she had “sold my soul to the devil” during a television interview a few years ago?  The kind of stuff that Perry is doing now is not for amateurs.  She is either working with someone who is deep into the occult or she is deep into it herself.  And of course the elite absolutely love this stuff.  Even if you don’t believe in “occult rituals” or “Illuminati symbolism”, it is important to remember that the elite do.  In fact, many of them are completely obsessed with this stuff.  And they are more than happy to promote any performer that embraces their world.  That is why we see this stuff pop up in high profile public performances time after time after time.
But without a doubt, Kary Perry has taken things to an entirely new level.  A YouTube video that contains footage of her entire performance is posted below.  However, it should be noted that this is not appropriate for children to watch, so please use discretion…

[Not only is his quote highly germane - but in this link the pictures tell the story]

“Today we are faced with a potential extinction of the church,” Patrick Sookhdeo, chairman of the Westminster Institute, warned. “Not just in Syria. We’ve seen it in Iraq. The church could fall in Lebanon.”

He described the persecution Christian Syrians have faced since the conflict erupted, and he criticized the West for largely ignoring their plight.
“Christians in their homelands have been attacked and invaded, houses have been ransacked, Christians have been kidnapped for ransom and brutally murdered,” Dobbs said. “Yet much of the Western World, the church, the media have remained silent about this situation.”
According to reports, there were more than 1,200 Christian martyrs in Syria in 2013 alone, while tens of thousands have been displaced.
Jarjour took to the podium to explain the plight of Christians still in Syria.
“Our Christian community is a broken community; it’s a suffering community. We have thousands and thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) not in their homes, not knowing what to do,” he said.

Sookhdeo urged the Western media to stop turning a blind eye to the plight of Christians in Syria.
“We plead for your media to break the silence,” Sookhdeo said. “Why is it that the media of the Western world choose not the address what happens to the minorities? Whether it being Shiites or Sunnis or moderate Muslims or Christians that are being butchered?”
The lecture coincided with United Nations-hosted peace talks on the conflict in Syria in Geneva. According to reports, the talks appeared to be in deadlock Monday.
The talks in Geneva are being overseen by U.N. special envoy to Syria Lakdar Brahimi, who told reporters on Monday that the talks “haven’t produced much.”

As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, powerful groups in the Democratic Party base are organizing to oppose “fast track” authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping free-trade agreement the Obama administration is ready to push through Congress.

The TPP is the first part of a two-ocean globalist plan the Obama administration is working quietly to put into place. The aim is to follow up the passage of the TPP with the finalization of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and the European Union.
As WND reported, Obama announced in his 2013 State of the Union address the plan to add the trans-Pacific free-trade agreement to the trans-Atlantic agreement already in place.
“Fast-track” authority would allow the Obama administration to ram the TPP through Congress with a simple majority vote. The rules would limit debate so that no amendments could be introduced to modify the language of the agreement the Obama administration has negotiated behind closed doors.

We'll have to pull our troops and our aircraft carriers out of the Persian Gulf.  We'll lose our ability to protect Middle Eastern oil.  The Gulf Arabs will have to cooperate with Iran.  So will Europe; they depend on that oil.
The Iranians want the ascendance of Shia Islam.  People don't remember, but when Ayatollah Khomeini took over, he sent Revolutionary Guards to Saudi Arabia and they seized Mecca.  French paratroopers had to go in secretly and get them out.  The Saudis couldn't do it themselves.

The Iranians want to take over Mecca and Medina.  They want to take over the Arab world.  With their nuclear weapons they will pressure Israel.  They don't need to bomb them.  They will test a nuclear bomb, they will send in missiles, they will issue threats, they will strangle them economically.  Israel's high tech people will leave.  They can do start-ups in Silicon Valley just as easily as in Israel; the weather is just as nice.

The deal is indeed terrible. Obama has been changing the rules of the game -- he went from Iran not having the ability to make a bomb, which had been our policy, to Iran not actually making a complete bomb. 
Once you've mastered enrichment, and Iran has, creating enough highly enriched uranium is just a choice; there are no technical hurdles left.  They have thousands of centrifuges that can enrich uranium in a few months, starting from zero.  Whether they have stocks on hand enriched to 5% or 20% is totally irrelevant.  
Iran will have an unarmed bomb on the shelf ready to go. Loading the bomb takes a short time -- who will know when they do that?  Bombs are not that big, especially ones meant to be loaded on missiles. So who will even know where it is?

Forget a dirty bomb against America.  What about a real bomb?  A ten thousand pound bomb could be on a cargo ship or a barge heading into an American port.  There are many points of failure in trying to stop them.  We do radiation testing on cargo ships, as much as we can.  Iranians are smart, they have good engineers and scientists, they will take counter-measures.  We can succeed 9 out of ten times.  What about the tenth time?  And how do we know it's from Iran?  It has no signature.  It could be from Pakistan.  Iran absolutely is a threat to the U.S.
The idea that the mullahs have not made the decision to make a bomb, and if they do so we will know, is absurd. Consider all the other instances in which our intelligence was caught flat footed -- 9/11, the second Indian bomb, Pakistan, North Korea, the fall of the Soviet Union. 
They could well have a bomb ready to go right now -- it's not that hard. They probably don't have the highly enriched uranium -- probably, but not definitely.

This deal makes it essentially impossible for Israel to strike -- not least because the U.S. has Israel under a microscope, by satellite and other technical means, and also with spies in the government and the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). At the first hint that a mission is imminent, the White House will leak it to the Washington Post, the New York Times, destroying operational security.  Just as the U.S. leaked about Israel's strikes into Syria.
If despite this Israel tries to strike, they are the ones who will be viewed as pariahs and warmongers.  They could face economic sanctions.  Obviously Bibi didn't trust Obama, but Obama managed to betray him and Israel anyhow.

Anyhow, that's how I see it. If Israel had a realistic military option, they should have pulled the trigger before Obama's second term (of course, he ordered them to maintain quiet until the election was over). Don't know for sure what they were thinking. Maybe they didn't have a real option but used the threat to try to tighten sanctions and get the US to act.
It's a very bad situation -- another great mess created by our glorious leader.  We're going to have a nuclear Iran.

Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour made it official—which should come as nothing unexpected—presidential elections before parliamentary elections, with the presidential election within three months.

As a result of this decision, Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, charismatic Egyptian Defense Minister, moves one giant step closer to the presidency. Everyone knows that he’s the strongest candidate and the only one who has the support of nearly all political parties to lead Egypt in its war against terrorism led by the Muslim Brotherhood and their militias.

Senior Egyptian sources say that the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, made several contacts with senior Egyptian armed forces members, about the pressing need to convince Sisi not to run in the presidential elections. Hagel said that Washington is not ‘comfortable’ with Sisi’s presidential candidacy and that the military must forthwith disengage from the ongoing political struggle in Egypt.
Looks like to the Obama administration Republican enemies extend all the way to the Land of the Pharaohs.
Senior sources said that the U.S. Anti-Sisi Movement has already reached the Arab Gulf states, after a high-level U.S. delegation made two visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The delegation met with senior officials of the two countries and asked them to put pressure on the Egyptian military to prevent Sisi from running in the election.

It seems the current U.S. administration cannot accept nor even tolerate the existence of a powerful independent ruler in the Middle East.  U.S. support for Mubarak and the Arab Gulf kings and even the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi was only because of the potential of their full cooperation and dependency on America.  Their real goal is to maintain the supplies of oil from the Arab Gulf, and holding on to the privilege of U.S. ships in the Suez Canal. The second goal is to ensure the security of Israel and the continued blockade of Iran.

A man like Sisi poses a major threat to U.S. schemes in the region.  Therefore, the United States cannot feel comfortable with the existence of such a person at the head of the largest and most powerful Arab country.
And that’s without even considering the fears about the exposure of the Obama administration’s secret relations with the Muslim Brotherhood, for which Gen. Sisi holds the smoking gun, some of it already leaked in the $8-billion Obama suppot for the Muslim Brotherhood, which caused great embarrassment for Obama and questioning by Congress.

The Road To Serfdom

“Where there is one common all-overriding end,” Hayek notes, “there is no room for any general morals or rules.” The principle that the end justifies the means is in fact “the denial of all morals.” The leader who really wants to get things done will “soon have to choose between disregard of ordinary morals and failure.” The necessary practices for such a leader include “cruelty and intimidation, deliberate deception and spying.”
Likewise, the “democratic statesman” determined to plan economic life will soon be confronted with the alternative of “either assuming dictatorial power or abandoning his plans.” That is why, Hayek says, in a society trending toward central control, “the unscrupulous and uninhibited are likely to be more successful.” Examples abound on the current scene.
The president is mounting a surge in his practice of legislating from the White House, a clear violation of the Constitution. This is precisely the kind of power grab outlined by Friedrich Hayek, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush in 1991.

The Obama administration has deployed the IRS to intimidate groups the president dislikes. His NSA continues to spy on ordinary Americans, strip-mining their private lives beyond any legitimate security needs. Deception also abounds.

His signature plan strips Americans of their health care policies and steers them to a dysfunctional and insecure website whose “navigators” can be convicted felons. If Americans decline to participate, the IRS will fine them. Millions of Americans are now in dire straits but Barack Obama says as long as he is president Obamacare will never be repealed. 
Embattled Americans can doubtless find other evidence that the unscrupulous and uninhibited are already on top, and the nation progressing down the road to serfdom.  But could this happen in the United States of America, land of the free and home of the brave? Consider Hayek’s warning:
“Even a strong tradition of political liberty is no safeguard if the danger is precisely that new institutions and policies will gradually undermine and destroy that spirit.”

The fact that the phrase sounds antique should warn us of the scale of our folly. We have lost, given away, pawned the power we once claimed. We have ceased to be who we once were. Or at least who we claimed and hoped to be – The People. Now who are we? The Consumer?  The Unemployed. The Unwanted?  ”We, the Unwanted” does not have the same ring about it does it? And yet that is what we are fast becoming. It is time to chose. Sit in front of your television or computer screen and let it sooth you, until one day you too find you have have become one of the unheard, unlamented, Unwanted. Or reach out to others and grasp hold.
It is surely time that we re-assert what the phrase “We, The People” once meant. It is suybolic I know. But symbols are powerful. And the powerful fear them.
For too long now we have been supine, docile and cowed.There have been sputterings of resolve when a million people took to the streets to oppose the War in Iraq. But the rulers of the day ignored us and ‘the people’ simply went home vaguely disquieted, perhaps a little hurt at being ignored but mainly just confused as to what to do next – if anything.
For decades now we have let others have the initiative, let others define what was acceptable and legitimate. When it was never their position to do so. This must stop.
Once, a certain people declared, “No taxation without representation.” It was and still is a simple idea. You may not tax me unless you represent my interests. Only those with my interests in mind may ask me for taxes. Today that definitiion of democracy has withered and been quietly replaced by another similar sounding but actually radically different version – I would say perversion – of democracy. Today we are taxed by people who represent every interest but ours. They are still representatives but not of our interests. Democracy has now become a kind of opera – more and more lavish in direct proportion to its separation from ordinary people and their lives.  Every four or five years we get to chose between two teams who represent some interest which is not ours. They may represent the interests of bankers, or global corporations, or militarists and the industrial complex which gets rich from their adventures, or some other grouping within the machinery of the State, or the intersts of a powerful global 1% – whatever interest they serve it is never yours and mine. For those who will clamour and say the Democrats or Labour or La Gauche represent the interests of the labour unions, WAKE UP!  It’s been decades since that was even partially true. Labour under Blair and Brown was Thatcherism by another name and ignored a million people who said very clearly and en masse, that the Bush/Blair war was unjust, illegal and unwanted. The Democrats under Obama followed the same financial and economic ideology as Bush, even chosing the same people to run things, and was as warlike and arrogant as well. Change? Tell it to a moron. He might believe you.
Democracy is broken. No one represents us. We are allowed only to chose between different teams of The Entitled who, once chosen, ignore us completely.

Less than a year after the IRS admitted to singling out Tea Party and other like-minded groups, federal agencies and prosecutors once again are facing accusations of going tougher on conservatives than their liberal counterparts. 
In a case that riled conservative filmmakers and producers, federal prosecutors last week announced campaign finance charges against Dinesh D'Souza, the documentarian behind an anti-President Obama film released during the 2012 presidential campaign. 
D'Souza pleaded not guilty on Friday, though his attorney did not outright deny that a violation of some kind may have occurred. 
But colleagues rallied to D'Souza's defense, calling the decision to prosecute the case politically motivated. 
"When you make a film that hits the president between the eyes and could shift an election, you become a target," conservative filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch told Fox News, referring to D'Souza's "2016: Obama's America." 
Producer Gerald Molen, in a statement to FoxNews.com, called it a "selective prosecution." 
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, on Sunday, also described it as part of a pattern during his interview on CBS' "Face the Nation."  Though the comments were not aired on CBS, Cruz posted the full clip online
"Can you image the reaction if the Bush administration had ... gone and prosecuted Michael Moore and Alec Baldwin and Sean Penn?" Cruz said. "It should trouble everyone the government uses government power and the IRS in particular to target their enemies." 

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Elizabeth said...

Does anyone else feel like we are cresting the roller coaster's biggest hill and about to go into free-fall?


Levin said...

Elizabeth, that's a good way to describe it. Lots of people I know, Christians and non-Christians, have been talking about how there just seems to be a dark cloud around for sometime now, a sort of quiet before the storm.

I just keep praying the Lord will come back for His church very very soon.

God bless.

WVBORN56 said...

The evil associated with the Grammy's was creepy reading. I can't believe that Katy Perry is a Pastor's daughter. Satan is having a field day with that one. So so sad for her and for her family. Apparently Natalie Grant got up and walked out during her occultic performance.

Yes Elizabeth we are about to take the big plunge! The evil in this world is building to a point God will have to take action soon. We had a murder trail in our town last week.

Two girls turned on their 3rd friend by stabbing her to death. They were all 16 years old at the time. The motive was the 2 feared their friend would share their secret that they had a lesbian fling. Heart breaking for the families involved. This vile garbage is rampant and occurring all across America.

Dutch Treat said...

The other day I was reading Psalm 27 which describes today's world perfectly. I the end it tells us to be patient and wait for the Lord. Yes the world is about to take the big plunge; but it won't be us taking it. We'll be heading in the opposite direction rather soon.

Scott said...

Amen Dutch - I agree