The first article below is another excellent commentary from Terry James. The second article ("March Of The Orwellians") initially may seem depressing, but this is a necessary development as we march towards the Tribulation:
One can sense the dark, coalescing thoughts that are going on within the 2016 presidential election cabals. No, I’m not talking about the U.S. presidential election smoke-filled, back-room wheeling and dealing. Rather, I refer to the intrigues that are no doubt presently taking place in the political chambers of Moscow. A very interesting Russian politician we all know about sits snugly ensconced within the seat of power at the Kremlin. He is no doubt contemplating the implications of the U.S. presidential election just ahead. Mysterious doings revolve around this self-promoting, sixty- something year-old former KGB officer with his ongoing macho performances, both actual and of questionable credibility.
We remember his photo ops on the shores of the Black Sea and other places where he proudly displayed his six-pack abs. Then, there is the story where he single-handedly dove into the depths of some body of water, then came up with hands full of treasure–treasure that no one, not even professional marine salvage crews were previously able to find.
Vladimir Putin seems to wield uncontested power at a time when all prophetic signs seem to be converging. There is little observable opposition to his power-brokering and manipulations, either officially or unofficially. It is as if his is a predestined leadership imperative for his most prophetically significant nation.
One billionaire Russian once accused Putin of trying to reprise a system at least somewhat similar to the Soviet Union, and opposed Putin’s ruling plans. One wonders what ever happened to the poor fellow. Such opposition is no longer allowed, it is obvious, considering the recent track records of those who opposed ol’ Vlad. Many of these are in gulag–or are no longer among the living.
This man who so dominates the news coming out of the country that many of us who observe prophetic movement believe will be the nation that will lead the Gog-Magog attack of Ezekiel 38-39 looks more and more like he could fulfill the Gog role. Putin’s thinking about Russia’s future differs from the old, Soviet model in some significant ways, according to his actions and reactions to events of recent times.
i find it particularly fascinating that His thought seems not necessarily to be bent toward taking over nations surrounding Russia, but in sucking those nations into an inescapable fiscal orbit.
One story from the years preceding his re-taking the reins of power in Russia speculated on his vision for empire building.
Mr. Putin’s thought, obviously, was to convince those he hopes to lure within his orbit that great economic gain is a possibility in such a coalition as he proposes to put together. While his plans have not materialized in the altogether peaceful manner he gave for public consumption, his machinations, using economic manipulation, threat, and actual military force continue his drive toward hegemony within his sphere of influence. This kind of thinking, of course, might just be the nucleus around which could be built a much more ambitious and volatile plan of action. Might that plan include a future invasion to the south as outlined in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy?
Certainly, that prophecy indicates an ambitious and volatile plan of action following the Magog coalition leader’s “evil thought” of Ezekiel 38:10-12. Until relatively recently, Israel has had little prospect for great wealth of the sort indicated in this prophecy that would entice such a thought or action by enemies to the north. Oh, there has long been talk of great mineral wealth in the Dead Sea, which is within the territory of the tiny nation of Israel today. But there seems to be little interest of Israel’s enemies in those very uncertain riches. But, such wealth as would be sufficiently enticing to provoke that future “Gog” to think to attack Israel has appeared on the prophetic horizon–in my view, at least.
First, vast natural gas deposits have been discovered just off Israel’s coast, within their territorial waters. Secondly, there are new and, some believe, tremendously large oil deposits within the area of territorial dispute –that of Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights.
While the oil reserves continue to be matters of volatile contention between nations, will the genius that God has placed within the progeny of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob leap to the forefront of petroleum technology and produce the “spoil” that will provoke Gog to bring his coalition down over the mountains of Israel? This is a developing story to which every watchmen of Bible prophecy should pay attention.
First they came for the baker, and I said nothing, because I was not a baker.
Then they came for the photographer, and I did nothing, because I was not a photographer.
Then they came for the institution of marriage, but I was not married.
Then they came for the girls' bathrooms, but I was not a girl.
Then they came for the tolerant in the name of tolerance, but I didn't understand.
Calling themselves progressives, they seek to destroy progress. They rewrite history to control the future.
They have deformed the Constitution into a suicidal playbook.
Their appointed justices say the Constitution is a living document.
But if the Constitution is living, then it is dead.
They have replaced Jeffersonian individualism and free enterprise with the Leviathan State.
They have employed Keynesian madness to enslave future generations.
They steal from the worker through taxing his wages and give it to those who vote for a living.
Voter fraud is justified as a means to end. Nothing is beneath them.
They disarm the law-abiding to make victims defenseless against the emboldened criminal.
Before, they came for the Jew, but now they also come for the Christian and Western civilization itself.
Yet they protect the illegal alien and Muslim immigrant hordes.
They shame our cultures and our borders, but theirs are sacrosanct.
They tell us it is our fault that we are blown up and beheaded.
They prey on the humane and decent and use their humanity and decency against them.
They brandish pseudo-phobias as both spear and shield.
Shouting for racial justice, they incite racial hatred.
Failing incitement, they fabricate hoax incidents of hate against themselves for attention and sympathy.
Shouting for reproductive rights, they dismember the unborn in child sacrifice to their god, Moloch.
They claim privacy protection for the abortion mills but not to prevent close quarters with a cross-dresser.
They crusade on campus to enslave free minds and enforce conformity to an ideological assimilation of attitude.
They attack Judeo-Christianity with religious fervor yet worship at the altar of secular atheism while embracing sharia.
They strive to enslave the people of the planet in the name of saving the planet.
They foment panic of plant food while ignoring data of epochs past.
They use the siren song of entertainment media to demoralize, desensitize, and dumb down.
Now I see the truth as the scales of my public education and trust in media fall from my eyes.
Yet now the twin tides of the nihilist and the zealot ooze forth to pillage and rape.
Pillage of my culture and rape of women because they are daughters of the infidel, or maybe just because their skin is white.
They feel entitled through self-esteem, though they are retarded from generations of ideological inbreeding.
They demand charity for merely existing and reparations for something that never happened to them.
Left, thy name is hate. Yet with gnashed teeth, they call us the haters, because we hate what they are doing to all that we love.
They wage guilt and gall.
They worship mayhem and madness.
They bond in a cult of duplicity and death.
Oppose not this sacrilege at your own peril. Pacifism in the face of evil is the greater evil.
Remarks about Mohammed being a child molester refer to a marriage that occurred later in his life. Mohammed was married to a girl named Aisha who was only six years old at the time of their marriage, and only nine years old when they first had sexual relations. In today’s society anyone caught having sex with a nine year old girl would be arrested and called a paedophile.
Islamic State militants advanced toward the central Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, threatening to besiege the world-famous ancient site several weeks after the government recaptured it from the extremists.
The offensive came as a cease-fire over the northern city of Aleppo ticked down to its final hours, threatening to plunge the divided metropolis back into violence. A rocket attack on a government-held neighborhood late in the afternoon killed at least two people.
The IS advance on Palmyra comes despite a partial cease-fire with the mainstream opposition militias that was intended to allow the government and its international allies to focus their efforts on the extremist group and its rival Al-Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front. That truce, brokered by the United States and Russia, broke down in the northern city of Aleppo.
What a surprise! It was revealed from the highest level that the Obama White House has been downright deceptive and had lied to the American public and media about the nuclear deal with Iran, as well as carrying on secret bilateral negotiations with Iran.
In spite of arguments by the Obama administration to the contrary, it has been clear from the beginning that the nuclear deal with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed on July 14, 2015, will not stop the Iranian effort to develop nuclear weapons.
President Barack Obama optimistically sent a message to Iran in March 2015 that a nuclear agreement could lead to a better path, the path of greater opportunities for the Iranian people. Those "greater opportunities" materialized on May 8, 2016 with the announcement that Iran had successfully tested a ballistic missile, with a 1,240-mile range, capable of reaching Israel with full accuracy. In spite of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 of July 20, 2015 that calls on Iran not to launch tests of ballistic missiles, this was the third test by Iran. One of the two missiles fired in March 2016 carried the slogan "Israel must be wiped out."
By chance, the ballistic missile testing coincided with the publication of the extraordinary revealing article by David Samuels in the New York Times on May 8, 2016 on Ben Rhodes, the Boy Wonder of the Obama White House, the single most influential voice next to the president shaping American foreign policy.
Rhodes's spin was false. The negotiations with Iran had in fact started earlier in 2012, before Rouhani was elected. The White House deliberately spun the view that Iran moderates wanted peace with the U.S. and with Middle East neighbors. What is important is his contempt for the media as well as for the Washington establishment. Rhodes observed that news bureaus today do not have foreign bureaus, as they used to have, and they therefore call the White House to find out what is happening.
The result is that most of the news outlets are reporting on world affairs from Washington. Rhodes said the average reporter he talks to is 27 years old and literally knows nothing. The White House therefore shapes the news and has particular journalists it can use for spreading it and validating what the White House gives them to say. As Samuels writes, "[t]he way in which most Americans have heard the story of the nuclear deal … was largely manufactured for the purpose of selling the deal."
Many in the media bought the White House spin and deception that to oppose the nuclear deal was to support Israel against the Obama administration. That made the State of Israel a partisan issue, while in the past support for Israel has been overwhelmingly bipartisan. The White House and the mainstream media owe Netanyahu an apology for their fallacious and dishonorable presentation of a controversial issue.