Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 1

*The Guardian – “World stock markets plunge as Global crisis deepens”

*Drudge Report – “U.S. stocks plunge as jobless report worsens”

*Reuters – “China slowdown worsens amid signs of U.S. losing steam”

*EU Observer – “Spain may speed up EU banking union”

*The Extinction Protocol – “Global markets go into meltdown: Unemployment surges to record highs in Eurozone”

*Mail Online – “Beware of rerun of the Great Panic of 2008:  Head of World Bank warns Europe is heading for ‘danger zone’ as world markets suffer bleakest day of year”

Robert Zoellick, head of World Bank, says leadership is clearly lacking in this crisis.  …. This is a major moment in the world of prophecy concerning the economic disintegration of the world markets followed by a ‘strong leader’ rising out of the ashes to have all the answers & then taking control. … The antichrist is soon coming … but I still think we have a little time yet … as to exactly when, I will NOT be pulled into the ‘date-setters’ club, but Jesus said we would recognize the ‘season’ … well here it is!

*Rapture Ready – “Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia):  Powerful ash explosions, plumes reaching 7-10 km altitude”

*Health Today – “Pestilence watch:  Is Chagas the new HIV/AIDS of the Americas?”

Chagas is a tropical disease spread by insects.  More than 8 million have been infected, mostly in Latin & Central America.

*The Extinction Protocol – “Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano unleashes tower of ash”

*The New York Times – “Human barcode could make society more organized, but invades privacy, civil liberties”

Can you believe this one!?  … Just one more GIANT step towards the “Mark of the Beast”, so clearly described in Revelation 13.

June 2

*The Extinction Protocol – “Deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Argentina – Moderate 5.8 quake jolts Indonesia’s West Papua Province”

June 3

*The Times of Israel – “Iranian Supreme Leader:  Israelis our #1 enemy”

Now what a major surprise this is! …… (yeah, right) … Remember that Iran is named as ‘Persia’ in Ezekiel 38, which tells us that they will be one of the specific countries coming against Israel in the last days.

*CBN – “Road to Damascus:  Arab believers risk death for faith”

Christian persecution is still a very real thing in many parts of the world today … this being just one example.  … Let us never forget just how fortunate we are here in America.   Our freedom of religious expression may not last much longer,  so take advantage of spreading the Gospel without much opposition while you still can. … Who knows, with the way things are heading, this website may be considered subversive, and then illegal in the very near future …………

*The Extinction Protocol – ” Northern Italy rattled by 7 tremors in one day”

*Reuters – “New World Order:  Europe hammers out plan for new financial Confederacy of European States”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressing for more centralized authority to manage Euro area finances. … This is a continuation of the same conditions we saw on June 1st … and the ‘perfect’ set-up for the coming world ruler.

*Mail Online – “Pestilence Watch:  Fifth victim has emergency surgery as flesh easting bacteria strikes again”

A South Carolina grandmother has become the fifth victim of this flesh-eating bacteria that has sparked terror across Georgia.  … What is this stuff!?  Plagues & pestilences are showing up in many different forms these days …………….

June 4

*The Extinction Protocol – “6.6 & 6.2 magnitude quakes strike sea floor just southwest of Panama”

*Church leaders.com – “Survey shows number of ‘worldly christians’ increasing”

Many self-identified christians polled indicated they don’t live out their faith on a daily basis … In fact, they rarely do!  … Approximately one-third polled said they were christians in name only.   …. The Bible mentions these conditions would be the norm in the last days.  Specifically, Revelation 3:14-22 talks about the “Lukewarm” Laodicean Church, the one representing the last-days period of church history … and what did he say to them?  …. vs. 16) “So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” … I would say that this is a pretty harsh judgement for those who don’t take their faith seriously.

*Mail Online – Want to sit out the Apocalypse in style?  Bad luck – All the $1 million luxury apartments in Kansas’ “doomsday-proof” block have sold”

Article states that purchaser’s fears range from terrorism to pandemics, solar flares and so on ….   Sadly, these poor (in spirit only) people don’t realize you can’t buy your way out of this mess!

*BBC News – “Deadly blast hits Nigerian church”

Once again, radical islamist (and most of them seem to be) drives a car full of explosives into a christian church. … I don’t think I know one christian with a car like that ….

*Daily Reporter – “5.9 magnitude earthquake causes tall buildings to sway in Indonesian capital.

*Yahoo.news – “Der Spiegel claims Israel arming recently supplied submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles”

Isn’t it interesting how a country some 70 years ago was killing Jews by the millions is now supplying them with weapons capable of mass destruction ………. It’s a strange world we live in ….

*CNSC – “Tokyo stocks hit 28-year low amid global rout”

*Examiner.com – “Market rumors say major financial firms (JP Morgan, Pimco, etc) halt all vacations to prepare for market crash?”

*The Blaze – “Major hedge funder’s fearful forecast:  We’re looking at ‘the biggest economic shock the world has ever seen’ – and there’s nothing we can do about it”

Just more “exciting” news on the financial front. …… Isn’t it fun to put all our hopes in stuff like gold & 401 K’s? ….  I think Walt Disney should start a financial firm and call it something like “Fantasy Funds” … or something …………

June 5

*The Wall Street Journal – “Spanish government credit denied as country’s fiscal woes worsen”

Watch this one!  Economists tell us that this is Greece X 10 as far as global market impact.

*Radio Free Europe – “Black Sea ecologists alarmed by rising number of dolphin deaths”

*Radio Australia – Manam volcano (New Guinea) moving toward very violent stage of an eruption” 

*The Extinction Protocol – Pestilence report

   -6 people in intensive care after legionaire outbreak in Edinburgh ..
   -Authorities move to spray area in India to control spider panic ..

*Rapture Ready – “U.S. role to fade with China calling shots as creditor, many economists feel”

This fits exactly into the scenario for America I have been spewing for the last 7-8 years …. and that is … ‘America must fade back into the pack of world nations in order for the global government to come into being.  A super power of any sort would certainly hinder any such scenario.  The only thing I don’t know is just how far America will slide.  … With our rampant moral decay and now apparent withdrawal of full Israeli support, it’s only a matter of time before God has had enough … It is a sad thing to watch a nation that was once so blessed to turn it’s back on the one thing that allowed it to reach its greatness … that being God Almighty!

*EU Observer – “Europe still best place to live for ‘gay’ people”

……. And we wonder why Europe is in such a mess in most all elements of society ……….

June 6

*Mail Online – “Leaders plotting EU Super state: fiscal union looms – with the Germans in charge”

This story looks a lot like what we’ve seen all week … It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out … this super state.   Remember that the beast of Revelation 13 (also see Daniel 9) had 10 horns.  Right now the EU is made up of some 27 nations but I knew this would need to change to fit prophecy.  I think, after several alignments & re-alignments, we will see 10 nations, or regions evolve in the eventual & final make-up of Europe … The eventual ‘revived Roman Empire.’

*Joel Rosenberg – “Cultural Implosion:  Cannibalism, ‘mommy porn,’ gay rights, abortion driving U.S. headlines:  What in the world is going on?” 

This guy has it together!  I had the honor of meeting him several years back, and he really understands the Bible, its prophecy, and how it relates to our times.  He is a christian Jew and has written several best-sellers based on our times.  Check out his site at www.joelrosenberg.com … you won’t be sorry! …. and he does know what is going on. 

*The Guardian – “Pestilence – Drug-resistant Gonorrhea spreading across globe … and there is no cure”

*Drudge Report – “Long lines at pharmacies in Greece”

… It’s just the beginning!  …  We are already seeing quite a few drug shortages right here in America. … and sadly, it’s mostly due to ‘lack of profitability.  … What wonderful principles we have!

*CBS – Los Angeles – “Planned Parenthood opens clinic …. inside Los Angeles high school”

Isn’t this just the greatest thing you’ve ever heard? … Now we can teach our young how to kill their young!   … and they call us civilized …

*The Extinction Protocol 

   -Strongest earthquake ever recorded west of Ireland stuns geologists ..
   -Volcano region on Hawaii big island shaken by constant swarm of tremors ..
   -Moderate earthquakes strikes Taiwan & Solomon Islands ..
   -Exceptionally high radiation levels found in Fukushima Prefecture ..
   -Apocalyptic fish kill reported off the coast of Ohara, Japan in Chiba Prefecture ..
   -UN food agency warns of danger to croplands in Mali & Niger from locust swarms ..

*MSNBC – “War, famine, strife, extinction:  Scientists warn planet approaching a ‘tipping point’ of an apocalyptic nature”

This headlines sounds like it came right out of the Bible!  (Matthew 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21). Of course, the article doesn’t mention that …. And isn’t it interesting how many times we are now seeing the word “apocalyptic” showing up in all sorts of news stories … hmmmmmmmmmmm …

June 7

*Ynet News.com – “Putin:  Russia supports ‘peaceful’ nuclear drive in Iran”

Ezekiel 38-39 prophecies are coming alive before our very eyes!  Russia (Magog -The King of the North) and Iran (Persia) are two of the main players that will come against Israel in one of the final major battles yet to come … and they have NEVER been allies, or had any kind of national relationship until just recently … coincidence? … I think not …

*WND Faith – “Court:  Christians can be ordered to violate beliefs”

This is amazing .. but not surprising.  A New Mexico Court of Appeals says states can ‘require’ christians to violate their faith in order to do business.  A case in point was a photographer who refused to take pictures at a lesbian ‘commitment’ ceremony. …
Like I’ve been saying, it’s just a matter of time before we will be forced to go underground to even worship our God.

*The Extinction Protocol 

   -Earthquakes – southern hemisphere …
          5.8 in Chile
          5.9 in Fiji
          4.7 in Columbia
          6.0 in southern Peru
          5.1 in Tonga

   -Pestilence
          Hottest rain ever recorded in Saudi Arabia
          China faces serious epidemic of drug-resistant TB
          27 children die of mysterious disease in India

Well, now that I’ve ‘uplifted’ you all once again, just remember that all these signs are just the reminder of how close it is to our Lord’s triumphant return! … This really isn’t the end, but truly the real beginning of a fantastic journey.  All each of us must do is to put our trust & faith in Jesus Christ … and when this takes place, all this stuff is no longer frightening … but a reminder of great things to come.   ….

As always, I pray for all of you and hope you are benefitting from our efforts here at this sight.  Our only desire is to help you understand the nature of what is happening in this crazy world today … and I ask you two favors … 1)Please pass this site along to all you web acquaintances so they, too, can have a look … and 2) pass along your comments if something stirs you, or if you ever have any questions, I promise to do my best to answer them for you.  … And, once again, thank you!

Until next time,

Red
June 5, 2012

2 Timothy 3:1-4 says, “But mark this:  There will be terrible times in the last days.  2)People will be lovers of themselves,  lovers of money,  boastful,  proud,  abusive,  disobedient to their parents,  ungrateful,  unholy,  3)without love,  unforgiving,  slanderous,  without self control,  brutal,  not lovers of the good, 4) treacherous,  rash,  conceited,  lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God -”  … This passage of scripture sounds just like a typical evening news cast today!  When we look at these words closely, we notice three things it says people will love in the end times … self, money, and pleasure.  So let’s look at some “isms” for a moment …

*Humanism = The love of self – The belief that man can accomplish anything on his own. 
*Materialism =The love of money – When humanism is your religion, your god will always be money.
*Hedonism = The love of pleasure – the lifestyle that is always produced by humanism and materialism.
*Nihilism = Despair -The end result for any and all who choose the aforementioned lifestyles. 

It is not difficult to see that our world is wallowing in despair today. …. We live in a society plagued by abortion, homosexuality, domestic violence, child molestation & abuse, blasphemy, pornography, alcoholism, drug abuse, gambling, and on and on ……..  and because of all this prevailing darkness, we are seeing a dramatic increase in depression and suicides in people, young and old, all around us.

What triggered this commentary is one such occurrence in recent days … a young husband and father who was well known in our family circle took his own life ….. a terrible tragedy that no one apparently saw coming.  Needless to say, many of us have mourned deeply over this horrific loss … all searching for understanding … trying to make sense out of something like this.  ….  Just a few days ago, a memorial service was held and some 300+ people came and paid their respects. 

…….. And this is the part that I and, I’m sure, may others are trying to grasp … why didn’t someone see this coming? …  Why didn’t this young and troubled soul know where to turn? …  Is it because we are all so busy with our own lives to not stop and see? … …. Daniel 12:4 says that we will be “running to and Fro” in these last days, and I guess this is just one of the tragic results of this fast and furious life-pace we are all caught up in. 

Going back to the opening scripture, it says that there will be terrible times in these last days.  1 Peter 5:8 also says, “Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” …  While I know all of this to be true, because the scriptures tell us so,  I still believe that we belong to a stronger force .. that being the Kingdom of God!  … Matthew 16:18 states, “And I tell you that you are Peter,  and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”

So we know from the same scriptures that we will prevail … and the key word in the last passage is “Rock”.
Let’s now look at another passage from the Gospel of Matthew for an example of how we must live to survive these turbulent times …. Chapter 7:24-27 says, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  25) The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against the house;  yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  26) But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  27) The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Now I know that many of you have heard this scripture over and over … but have you really applied it to your own life?  Most all the prophets as well as Jesus Christ himself warned us that these days that we are living in would be extremely difficult … and if we try and withstand the coming storms by ourselves, most likely we will have the same result as the house which was built on sand.  … Things sometimes can go along quite well … and then the ‘winds and storms of life’ come crashing upon us …   every one of us at some time …    will we be able to withstand them or will we be fearful and fall? …  I tell you this with great conviction … The only true freedom from fear is to totally resign our lives into the hands of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

We are going to see dangers on all sides, including the devil and his legions who want to drown out our faith in doubts. … But we also have a fiery guard of angels surrounding us … and we have a God who  promises to carry us through any disaster we may face. …………..

I ask you a simple question?  …  Do you want to face the coming storm with quiet confidence and peace of mind? … Then die today to all your own ways and means of protecting yourself.  Commit the keeping of your life wholly to God’s care.  He is your good and loving Shepherd  –  and He is faithful to see you through it all.   Amen!!!  

Until next time,

Red
May 25

*Yahoo.News – “New Zealand’s Christchurch Shaken by 5.2 Quake”

Note from article: “The city has been hit by thousands of aftershocks since last year’s earthquake”

*The Telegraph – “British Home Secretary: We’ll stop migrants if Euro collapses”

So they are obviously figuring that when other country’s economies implode, their people will want to come to anywhere there might be work …. and the British can barely feed their own right now …  what a mess! … and it’s only the beginning!

*The New York Times – “In Spain, bank transfers reflect broader fears”
     -S & P downgrades 5 Spanish banks
     -Top Spanish bank seeks biggest bailout ever

*CNBC – “Top Economist says Chance of a Global Recession now 100%”

May 26

*The Jerusalem Post – “Iran has Enough Uranium for 5 Bombs”

Think Israel will stand still? ……….. Think again!!!

*The Wall Street Journal – “Now half of U.S. Households getting Benefits”

I remember reading a ‘think-tank’ report some years back that said once the public dole hits 50%, that’s the tipping point …. the economy would begin to stop functioning because you just can’t keep putting out more than you are taking in …… well guess what? ………………

*The Extinction Protocol – “Ocean Death Worsening Around Peru? – Thousands of Crustaceans Wash Up Dead off the Coast of Lima”

May 27

*The New York Times – “Spent Fuel Rods Drive Growing Fear over Plant in Japan”

Note from article:  “14 months after the accident, a pool brimming with used fuel rods and filled with vast quantities of radioactive celsium still sits on the top floor of a heavily damaged reactor building, covered only with plastic.” …..     So now … finally … some major news outlet in America is reporting this HUGE story!  … It’s about time!! …. We’ve been mentioning it for over a month now from articles taken from news sources from other countries.

The Telegraph – 

   -LLoyd’s of London preparing for Euro collapse
   -Switzerland draws up action plan
   -Greece says public finances face collapse

*The Extinction Protocol –

   -Deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes the Bonin Island region of Japan
   -Fourth quake rumbles through east Texas
   -Fukushima:  A disaster nightmare rapidly spiraling out of control
   -Syrian atrocity the final straw?  Israel defense minister calls for international military intervention

Concerning Syria … and Damascus specifically, don’t forget the Isaiah 17:1 prophecy … “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.” …  In all of history, this has never happened … yet …

May 28

*The Independent – “World scrambles to prepare for collapse of the Eurozone”

*Fox News – “Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Northern Argentina”

*Drudge Report – “Muslims stone Christians during Mass in France”

Once again, who’s stoning whom? … Who’s the aggressor? …. but according to our leaders, it has NOTHING to do with religion … it’s tribal!   … So now France has tribes?! ………… whatever ………

*The Extinction Protocol – “More Financial Tremors:  Spain’s borrowing costs hits new record high”

May 29

*BBC News – “Bluefin Tuna record Fukushima radioactivity”

I was wondering when we would begin to see the residual effects of this disaster …… Well now it begins … I just wonder how much we don’t know? … Look how long it took the major outlets to even talk about it. ….. and these fish? … They are supposedly contaminated with 10 times the ‘normal’ amount of radiation … but not to worry … they are still perfectly safe!! …. I certainly know someone who WON’T be buying tuna any time soon … Me!!!

*EU Observer – “Spanish & Italian borrowing costs soar”

*Money & Markets – “Bank runs spreading across Europe – What’s next?”

I could tell you if you would just ask …   The following is a note from the article:  “In Greece, it’s already a tsunami … in Spain, it’s quickly turning into a flood … and Portugal, Ireland, Italy, and even France are showing signs of these runs.  If the stampede should hit 2 or 3 major countries, then it’s all over … it will spread across the entire continent … and beyond.

*The Extinction Protocol –

   -Alert level raised on Indonesia’s Soputan volcano after increased activity
   -Massive ash cloud rises 7.3 km above Shiveluch volcano in Russia
   -Iceland’s Katla volcano shaken by swarm of 14 tremors
   -Alert level raised on Columbia’s most dangerous volcano as ash rains down on nearby villages
   -Strong 5.8 magnitude earthquake kills at least 15 in northern Italy

*BNO News – Argentina – “Strong earthquake hits deep underground northern Argentina”

May 30

*BBC News – “Italy quake: Aftershocks strike Emilia Romagna”

*Yahoo.News – “Investors flee Spain as financial crisis spirals”

*The Telegraph – “Spain faces ‘total emergency’ as fear grips markets”

The following is a quote from ex-premier Felipe Gonzalez, the country’s elder statesman:  “We’re in a situation of total emergency, the worst crisis we have ever lived through.” ……….  Spain? … Greece? …. Just wait for Italy & France to follow … not to mention Ireland & Portugal. … This is BIG, people!

*Reuters – “Moody’s downgrades Danske, other Danish banks”

………. And these were supposed to be some of the “mainstays” in the European economy?

*CBS – Minnesota – “Stance on gay marriage may cost Reverend his church”

Comment from article:  Reverend White said two-thirds of his followers left the church after he said he supported same-sex marriage.”……..  He went on to say that he thinks people are scared … scared of change.   … Well I say good for those that left the church.  … Just maybe they were in the scriptures and realized that this behavior is a sinful lifestyle … and if their pastor supports it, then sin must no longer be an issue in his church..  …  I’m still amazed when I read about these church leaders who “adjust” the Word of God to fit into todays’ society … being contemporary is cool … but compromising to accomplish it IS NOT!!!  … 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, “For a time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  4) They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” ….. Enough said ………..

*The Extinction Protocol –

   -Growing unrest:  Preventive alert declared for three Costa Rican volcanoes
   -Moderate tremor strikes off the coast of Chile

May 31

*Drudge Report – “Billions fly out of Spain”

   -$82 Billion moved abroad in last month
   -Total emergency
   -Investors flee!!

*Orange News (UK) – “Famine in Yemen: 300,000 kids are starving”

OK … That’s it for this week’s news headlines.  … Are we seeing a very big increase in volcanoes? … It’s really amazing just how many active volcanoes there are right now …. and certainly earthquakes are NOT slowing down …  And this Fukushima thing is HUGE! … This, to me, is potentially one of the most threatening issues the world has ever faced … and yet the major news outlets are mostly ignoring it.  I’m not sure what anyone can do about it, but at least tell us what’s going on.   …. This is definitely, in my mind, one of the ‘last days’ pestilences that will come upon mankind …

But, once again, the major attention-getter is the ongoing condition of the world’s economy.  How many stories do we see week after week relating to this subject?  I know you know this, but I believe this will only continue to increase in intensity as we go forward in these last days.  … The Bible talks about these conditions of economic calamity and famine in both Revelation 6:5-6, which is the black horse representing these things,  and also Revelation, chapter 18, which discusses the fall of world political and economic power in the time of the tribulation period soon to come upon the Earth.  …. So don’t expect these news stories to go away!  To the contrary, they will only increase .. and rapidly.

Finally, once again I would ask that you read 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 which basically says that we will know the season … that we are not in darkness …. and to not be sleeping .. but being watchful as we draw ever nearer to the “Time of the Lord”  ….. Once again, I urge you not to wait to talk to your loved ones and friends about the saving power of our great Lord … time is extremely short …………

Until next time,

Red 
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