Sunday, October 23, 2016


As I wrote my last post, I mentioned about pushing a reset button on my life – something I am sure many of us would like to do. Well, it got me to thinking along those lines and here I am.

While it is easy to see there is no such thing as a “reset” button for our lives, I've seen many people write articles and such as if one existed for our nation. It ain't gonna happen.

One of the most prevalent proffering of this idea is Trumps “Make America Great Again” theme. Granted, this concept can be taken to mean something like: “regain what made this country great”. But what we really seem to want is to return to a time when our nation was, well better. There are two things wrong with this concept besides the fact that turning back the clock is not an option.

First is my notion that we've all be deceived about how “great” this nation ever was – or at least until the civil war. Don't get me wrong – even despite the lies and double-dealing from our government, no other nation can equal what we have here. However, true justice (and by this I mean the courts not that “social justice” crap) has always gone to those who can afford it. Meanwhile, the ruling class has continuously consolidated and expanded their power base to achieve what they have today. And that is nearly unlimited power.

Government has grown into an insatiable monster intent on devouring nearly every scrap of fruit we are able to produce. Meanwhile, it has fenced us in and continues to move us into smaller and smaller pens like the cattle we have become. And there is no going back to some “better time”.

The second reason America cannot be made “great again” is we've screwed the pooch. Our nation has drifted from the constitutional republic our forefathers constructed. We are so far from a representative government, the path back to that place in now overgrown and no longer accessible. In other metaphors – we cannot put the genie back in the bottle.

Like I said – there is no reset button.

So where can we go from here? At the risk of sounding like a well-worn record – we are headed towards a place few of us really want. However we no longer have a choice. It is only a matter of time before this nation offers up our sovereignty to a global entity. The question is... what will that nation look like?

While I cannot say for sure, I suspect the globalists will take title to a severely broken nation. It will not be “our America”. Whether this is by their design or our resistance, I do not know. Will we adopt a “scorched earth” approach? Will they? While I can ascertain the ultimate goal of the globalists, I dare not look too deeply into the blackness of what they would call hearts. What I can say is from their own admissions, they desire to reduce the world population by some eighty percent. While I have seen no indication of their intent for the remainder, it's not hard to guess anyone left will either be ruler or slave. I have no desire to be either.

Pretty bleak, huh? For the world... yes. Yes it does look bleak. However, I am not of this world and I will not bow to the globalists. No matter what they think they are going to accomplish – they are mistaken.
As my previous post suggests, there is an underlying rot to this election as well as all that is happening in the world today. The adversary, the devil, is corrupting every mind he can and prevent as many people as possible from turning to our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus the Messiah. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, I urge you to reconsider. He gave His life to save us from the wrath that is to come. While there is no “reset” button to bring any of us or this nation to a previous time – there is a way to “reset” your life – cleanse yourself from sin and turn to the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

This “reset button” ushers in a new man as God creates His spirit within you and allows you to receive the gift of eternal life.

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest [token] of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

If you have not already confessed Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead – consider doing so now. If you have already, I urge you to speak the truth to all who will listen. This is the only resistance that matters.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Underlying Rot of this Election

Who wins this election doesn't matter in the long run. By now you are probably sick of hearing it, but it is one of the few real truths we can draw from this. Let's take a look at another ugly truth staring us in the face...

Nearly half of those who bother to vote will support Hillary Rodham Clinton. Even if the final tally is “only” forty percent – it should give us pause for thought. As I indicated before, we ARE at war. The “we” being those of us who side with the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The real war is spiritual and vies for the hearts and minds of the people of this nation and the world. From there stems the underlying rot of this election.

As a nation we are turning from God. Some would say we already have turned from God and I am hard-pressed to debate this. For decades, our hearts have turned away from God and toward the pleasures of this world. Do not think I am pointing fingers. I am no better than anyone here. I look upon my own life and find myself wishing for a reset button. But I am who and what I am and I have to live with it. Fortunately, God is gracious. He has His purposes and His ways. And I could not write this today if I had taken a different path. And before I allow myself to become to complacent – only God knows what I COULD be writing had I been more faithful. That said, it is what it is. God accepts me where I am and so must I accept myself.

This election is a vivid demonstration of a nation rejecting God. Look at who represents the ungodly: Bernie Sanders. Jill Stein. Hillary Rodham Clinton. I included Sanders because he would be running for the presidency if the Democratic playing field was leveled. As a dedicated Socialist, he represents the far left. Let's face it: he would embrace communism if he thought he could get away with it. Jill Stein is the “Green Party” candidate. For some reason people fail to correctly associate the Green Party with the Communists.

And then there is Hillary Rodham Clinton. Make no mistake – she is NOT a communist. She is a statist... a globalist. The primary goal of her kind is a world government. Open borders is the key to this concept. No borders equals no nationality and that translates to no sovereignty. This is the reason she wants to strip away our second amendment rights. While I'm convinced she is and always has been a money grubbing weasel, money is not her prime motivator here – power is. Power is what drives all the globalists. They will stop at nothing less than total control. And then they will fight each other for control of the globalists. Do not be fooled, there is not one “master plan” - at least not by any group of globalists. There are several groups vying for this prize. They are all motivated by the god of this world – the devil. He might have some overall “plan” but I doubt it. I think he prefers to play all ends against the middle. If liar is his first name, confusion is his middle name. By the way, I will not name him. All the globalists bow to him whether they realize it or not. HRC is, for now, content to be on the “winning team”. She has no idea what is to come. Few, if any, of them do.

The devil himself is the source of the rot of this nation and mankind. He has dedicated his being to destroying man while at the same time aching for man to worship him. In many cases he has succeeded. Often he at least manages to corrupt those to turn to God instead. II Timothy could well be describing the world today:

2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

“Lovers of pleasures” is the phrase that caused me to think of this verse. Are we not like the Athenians on Mars Hill who did nothing but look for some new thing?

Acts 17:21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

Yet another phrase from II Timothy jumps out at me: “despisers of those that are good”.

Clinton called half of who support her opponent as “deplorables”. She later qualified this saying she didn't mean “half”. She never offered her opinion on the rest, but I cannot imagine her thinking highly of that group either.

Today free speech is replaced by approved speech. The president himself proposed a “Ministry of Truth” so to speak – suggesting people should only access information approved by the government.

Chris Cuomo, son of former governor Mario Cuomo and brother of current NY governor Andrew Cuomo and a paid talking head for CNN stated “it's illegal to possess these stolen documents (emails) – it's okay for the media...”. So the bottom line according the elite Cuomo crowd is – let the grownups spoon feed what you need to know.

The elite despise the good, as do their minions, the rank and file. Keep in mind, by definition, the elite are above their own subjects and likewise despise them also, but not as openly.

Back to the point about the good being despised. While “the good” is not limited to Christians, I'll use this group as an example. Christians are no longer allowed to freely practice in this nation. Think about that. Christian bakers (I think there are at least TWO individual instances here.) cannot refuse to decorate a cake with images or words that blasphemy their beliefs. Christian churches are being told they must allow men and women (or men and little girls or women and little boys) to use the same bathrooms at the same time. Christians are singled out has being “intolerant” of other religions or beliefs if one dares to disagree with someone who believes differently. On the other hand, someone may kill or attempt to kill another while screaming “Allah Akbar!” while the press and government officials attach any religious significance to the matter.

While “the good” are despised, the entertainment industry promotes a smorgasbord of pleasures for our enjoyment. From shiny new cars to the latest cell phone to that new game app to the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, and oh look at what the Kardashians are up to now! We can hardly wait to get up to turn on the TV, fire up the computer, access our cell phone or, if all else fails, turn on the car radio to get the latest gossip. And let's not forget Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and all the rest of our social media friends.

At some point the truth of all of this will hit you square in the forehead: the rot has infected our minds. This was always the purpose and the project is nearing completion. As a nation, we have nearly totally turned from God and have exported this brain-eating fungus to the rest of the world. Most of us could not discern truth from error if faced with raw and naked examples of both side by side.

This coming election will be decisive but, at best, the result may only be a bump in the road to the ultimate destination. And I'm not so sure about that at this point. Either way the underlying rot will continue no matter who is elected.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

War in the Air

War is a major factor in prophesy. Of course, this world has experienced war almost continuously since Jesus was resurrected. The last century saw two global wars. As mentioned before, each war moved the world closer to a global government. So it is reasonable to ascertain that a major world war is likely to usher in the final push towards a one-world government. Such a war may soon be upon us. Very soon.

One only has to observe the Far East and the Middle East to see red flags. No pun intended. Europe is also embroiled in conflict of a different kind with the Muslim invasion. If you have any comprehension at all of World War II, you'll see similarities abound. Multiple points of unrest and conflicts between major military and economic powers with some lesser players also flexing their muscles. To name a few, consider Russia, Syria, Iran, Qatar, North Korea, China, Pakistan and India. While this last, India does not appear aggressive, Pakistan recently issued a major threat to their neighbor, which boasts one of the largest standing armies in the world.

Today Russia issued a directive to bring students studying abroad home as soon as possible. Even if it means cutting short their education. One interpretation of this action is they are preparing for war. Their have been similar announcements by various governments in that region. Recently Germany warned citizens to stock up on emergency supplies and food. Commenting on the Russian recall, someone questioned whether they planned on striking before or after the election. While the comment was a bit tongue in cheek, it may not be as factious as one might think.

If a nation desired to enter into a war with the US, this time in our history offers certain advantages for potential foes. Our military is at the lowest levels personnel-wise in decades. While many who have served are battle-hardened, I expect many are also weary of war. I know I am and I have never seen battle. I am simply tired of hearing about it. Obama is weak-willed and a terrible strategist. He's surrounded himself with the best “yes-men” he could find. I'm not sure he can decide what club to use for a two-foot put much less how to best handle a real crisis.

On the other hand, acting before the election could push things the wrong way for an outcome favorable to our enemies. Strangely enough, the Russians seem to despise the Democrat, preferring Trump to the hag. I'm not sure I get that, One thought is, as much as I do not trust Russia's leadership, I do believe they respect strength. They enjoy a challenging game, even in war. Or maybe they are preparing for war should the bag win and will change their plans if Trump is victorious as they are confident they can work with him. For all I know, it could be the other way around. I simply cannot call it one way or another.

One thing seems obvious to me is waiting until the election is over at least offers an opponent the opportunity to eliminate one variable. For this reason, I'd say IF something was in the works, it will not happen until after November 8th. That said, the transitional period offers a window of opportunity. The old guard is moving out and the new guy is not at all established. Such disarray is low hanging fruit.

As a global government is inevitable, so is war. The question is not if but when. Other, more practiced analysts say Russia is not quite prepared and will not be until 2020 at the earliest. China also appears to fall short of any attack readiness. And I'm sure Iran prefers to continue to stockpile their nuclear capabilities. I am not so sure however as my perspective is merely peripheral. I have no in-depth knowledge – no inside information.

One scenario that seems too farfetched to consider is... What if Obama declared war on Russia? While all accounts seem to portray him as a spineless creature, he is also one of the most conniving, underhanded individuals I've ever seen operate. He's demonstrated zero compunction about looking in anyone's face and lying. He's shown no restraint in taking whatever means necessary to gain whatever ends he desires. And he cares not a whit about this nation. But that's not all...

Look at the actions of “our” government in the Syria theater. We've armed and abetted terrorist organizations in the region. This is not some offhand accusation but it comes from an interview with a Jihadist leader We cut off relations with Russia after a feeble attempt at a “cease fire” everyone knew would fail. We are bombing Syria as well as Iraq. Obama has just announced efforts to launch cyber-attacks against Russia – ostensibly in retaliation for similar actions attributed to Russia. Could not this be taken as a declaration of war? What if it is decided it is “just a cyber war”? Don't be fooled, attacks on our electronic infrastructure can be just as damaging if no more so than physical attacks. And there is no guarantee such attacks will not escalate.

Once again, I'll visit the idea that Obama will try to stay in office. Yes, my wife likes to remind me I had the same apprehension about Slick Willy. While this reminder does give me pause, things are different now. The current WH occupant has zero regard for the constitution. Could the push to elect HRC be due to the massive evidence that could and should legally prevent her from ever taking public office be a factor? Yes, I did just contend Obama has no regard for law BUT if it is in his interest to be able to “justify” his illegal actions then he would do so.

He has already announced his assessment that Trump is not qualified for the presidency. A clear case of the encrusted kettle calling the pot black. (Isn't that racist?) This was not some flippant remark – Obama as said this on several occasions, including international venues. One could see this as preparation for the possibility of Trump winning the election. Thus whoever wins he has set the stage for his own encore. And then there's that pesky war...

Well, not yet but think about it. Whoever wins the election is “unqualified” according to the current occupant. And even though I have no argument against HRC, it is no reason to allow Obama to install himself as dictator. Now soon after the election is decided, we could find ourselves at war with Russia/Syria/China/North Korea/Iran – pick one or more. All the more justification to have a “seasoned leader” remain in office to “guide” us through these perilous times.

Once again, this is not a prediction. It is simply an analysis of current events. Goodness knows there are enough scenarios out there to go around the world a few times. The fact is the events described above are not likely to happen as I've portrayed them. That said, war is coming. It must. Whether we see an economic collapse beforehand or not, I cannot tell at this juncture. Either way, we can expect shortages of food and other necessities. We can expect hard times. Compared to what is coming these ARE the “good old days.”

One more thing... as I mentioned before (or ad infinitum if you've read much of what I've written the past few months :-) all of this pertains to the end times and the Rapture and the Return of Jesus the Messiah. No matter how you view the prophecies and our part in them – (and yes, you are welcome to think they are hogwash but your opinion will prevent none of this from happening.) - the end result will be the same: a new heaven and earth with Jesus subject to God.

1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Before this, a world government is prophesied, along with the Great Tribulation. Associated with all of this is wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, floods, pestilences.

Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Where are we during all of this? I cannot say for sure. I expect Jesus to come for His body – the Church - before the Great Tribulation, because I do believe His church will be raptured. Do not take this as any assurance that we will not see any tribulation or hard times. He could come today or not. Meanwhile, I believe it prudent to expect to stay awhile. I have no reason to expect to be spared from any and all troubles so I also think it prudent to be prepared for the worst. As the saying goes – it is always darkest before the dawn.