Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 8


*Discovery – “Crustal upheaval near Santa Cruz
Islands signals planet undergoing massive change”




*The Australian – “State of disaster declared
in Solomon Island region, as earthquake swarms continue following 8.0
quake”




*Yahoo!News – “U.S. Great Lakes hit lowest
water level ever on record”

….. The article goes on to say the cause is from
a 10-year low rainfall & higher temperatures which increase evaporation
…..

*Newsmax Money News – Economy 




   -Global monetary system headed for
collapse …


   -Fed has bought more U.S. debt this
year than Treasury has issued …


   -Short U.S. Government bonds ‘right
now’:  Jim Rogers also says market going up but can’t last too long … 


*Associated Press – “Venezuela sharply devalues
its currency … 32% against dollar … cites inflation & debt”

February 9




*ABC News – “Strong 7.0 earthquake shakes Columbia”




*National Geographic – “Asteroid to make closest
fly-by in history”




*Drudge Report – “Historic storm ‘Nemo’ drops
2-3 feet of snow … hurricane winds on U.S. northeast”




February 10




*BBC – “Peru, Chile & Bolivia hit by record
floods”


…. Let’s see now … the last two articles continue
the onslaught of record-breaking events occurring around the globe ……

*Joel Rosenberg – “Obama coming to Israel March
20-21 to pressure Israel not to strike Iran, reports Israeli media”


…… Again, I’m shocked! …. but not really ………….

February 11




*Yahoo!News – “Pope Benedict stepping down,
cites poor health:  World shudders at Malachy’s prophecy of the
end of the world”

…… The word ‘shudder’ is maybe a bit strong
… Back in the 12th century, a Catholic Saint named Malachy claimed
that in a vision he saw a total of 112 Popes, the last one signaling
the end of the world ……. Well, the current Pope, Benedict 16th,
is the 111th ….. Meaning whoever is appointed next … according to
this prophecy … will be the last. …. Interesting? … Certainly,
but we must remember that this is not Biblical … Guess we’ll just
have to wait & see ….

*U.S. News – “Totally drug-resistant TB found
in South Africa”




*BBC – “Mysterious SARS-like virus turns up
in England”




*Mail Online – “A signal from above? … Lightning
strikes St. Peters dome hours after Pope Benedict stuns Cardinals with
first resignation in 600 years”

…. Conspiracy theories abound! …. Can this thing
get any more interesting? … We’ve got to watch this play itself out
with the greatest of interest …..

February 12




*ABC News – “5.1 magnitude earthquake in North
Korea declared as country’s 3rd underground nuclear test”




*Associated Press – Earthquakes




   -6.9 quake rattles Ecuador & Columbia


   -4.9 quake hits Trinidad, Grenada &
Jamaica …


   -4.1 quake strikes Aegean Sea near
Turkey …




*Reuters – “New Iran centrifuges will shorten
path to atomic bomb:  Netanyahu”

*Drudge Report – North Korea




   -Test #3:  miniaturized, lighter


   -Japan’s PM calls urgent security meeting


   -Pyongyang orders troops to prepare
for combat …


   -Test a response to ‘outrageous’ U.S.
hostility …


   -On eve of Obama speech …


   -World shaken …


   -Obama’s Asia team has no Korea experts




*CNS News – “65.4 million gun purchases since
Obama took office … 91% more than in Bush’s 1st term”

….. and with the Department of Homeland Security
buying bullets by the millions …. This could become very interesting

*World Net daily – “Detroit facing surge of
‘black’ violence”

…. The story goes on to tell of hundreds of young
people raging through the streets beating people and tearing up businesses
at random …. Think this doesn’t represent another ‘scene’ of the last
days?

February 13




*Reuters – “5.1 magnitude quake strikes near
Nevada-California border, creating flurry of aftershocks”




*Radio New Zealand – “Heightened volcanic activity
reported in the Solomon Islands region”

…. This is the same region where scientists are
seeing major earth crustal upheaval & have major concerns ….  

*Joel Rosenberg – “Analyzing the State of the
Union, we are not stronger. … We are facing implosion … and the
president barely mentioned Israel. Iran, Syria or missile defense ……..
What message does this send to tyrants?” 

…… This guy is usually so right on!  …..
He really ‘gets it’ ……

February 14




*Times of India – “Strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake
strikes northeastern Russia”




*Reuters – “Deadly spiral towards war begins: 
South Korea unveils ballistic missile it says can hit anywhere in North
Korea”

….. ” … Wars and rumors of wars.”

*New York daily – “Heavy snow causes partial
roof collapse at Chernobyl, Ukrainian officials say”

…… but they are reassuring everyone there is
no threat of radioactive leaks … yeah, right … just like in Japan,
where early signs of mutation are evident …. now there are two …..

*CBS News – “Catholic Church only true church,
Vatican says”

….. The document goes on to say that protestant
denominations … called Christian communities born out of the reformation
… are not true churches, but ecclesial communities … devoid of sacramental
priesthood ………………………………… Hmm … I’ve been
looking for that in scripture …..

*NASA Science News – “The UN braces for stormy
space weather”




Comment from article:  “This is a significant
development.” …………. NASA basically ‘lives’ up there
Do they know something more than we do? …………
” .. There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.” (Luke
21:25) …….

*BBC – “Eurozone recession deepened at end
of 2012”

…. We’ve been saying this all along … This ‘Reviving
Roman Empire’ will continue to struggle & reform until it evolves
into what the Prophet Daniel told us some 2500 years ago …….

*Drudge Report – ” ‘Godfather’ considers run
for White House”

…. The Godfather, of course, is Rahm Emanuel,
the current mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff ……..
Can you even imagine if he were to be successful in his bid? … Simply,
it would be a socialist tyrant controlled by the mob …… (sounds
similar to what we have now)

*Joel Rosenberg – “Russia, Iran sign agreements
to form ‘strategic partnership’ as Russia sends warships to Iranian
port”

…… This echoes signs of the soon-coming prophesied
Ezekiel War …. the specifically named countries are coming together
rapidly …..

*Fox News – “No homework on Wiccan, Pagan holidays
at the University of Missouri”

…. put on the par with Christmas, Thanksgiving
& Hanukah ….. Life as we know it in America is over! 

… Another powerful week of prophetic signs ….
Many ‘pestilences’ such as major earthquakes, drug-resistant diseases,
earth crustal upheaval, record-breaking weather and the like … I know
some say these things have always happened … and to a much lesser
degree, that is right … but NEVER in recorded history like it is now!

… and what about the situation in Europe? …
Their economy continues to slide, which certainly makes the entire EU
vulnerable to change, which we know will continue to take place until
it is ‘prophetically’ correct … and Russia (Gog) & Iran (Persia)
of Ezekiel 38 making political ‘partnerships?’ … Wow! … It’s all
coming together so rapidly! 

My only worry is that everyone will become complacent
… thinking that guys like me are ‘crying wolf’ week after week …
but didn’t Jesus say this would be the case? … that people would become
‘numb’ to the conditions around them (Matthew 24:36-39) … that they
would miss the prophesied  “birth pains?” … Don’t let
that be you! … Use these signs to warn your friends & family that
time is short … that it’s time to put the Savior .. Jesus Christ ..
as our #1 priority in our lives ….

Here I am preaching again! … I just feel the urgency,
that’s all …. Love you all & know that Mary & I are praying
for each of you …

Until next time,

Red

February 12, 2013

In a recent survey conducted by the Barna Christian Research Institute, when questioning a group of young college students, the following is just one result of their findings …… “12% of those surveyed thought that Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife.” … My initial reaction was laughter, but then after contemplating this unbelievable response for just a moment, my attitude quickly changed to sadness ………………….

Just then, I began to think back to my own experiences relating to this lack of knowledge concerning basic Bible teachings. …. I remember a time when my wife and I agreed to lead a teen youth group at an established denominational church. … There were about 20 young people and most all had grown up in this fellowship. … On the first evening, after telling them all to bring their Bibles … I asked them to turn to the Book of John. …. Not one of them could find it! …. They had no clue as to where to start looking! … and after some questioning, we realized that their group had never really studied the Word … it was all just recreation and ‘something to do’ …..

Now let me fast-forward to the last 10 years … a time of intense study and research for me … a time of coming to terms with those questions that remained unanswered in my heart. ………. I can’t begin to tell you how many churches I visited or how many church leaders and pastors I met and talked with, either in their offices or over coffee ….. and what I came away with has left me amazed and perplexed … disappointed and deeply concerned for the future success of our churches as to being strong fortresses for the true Gospel of Christ in these challenging times.

In all of my discussions with the aforementioned, the lack of knowledge was almost beyond belief! ..
There were many areas discussed, but let me focus on just Bible prophecy for the sake of time here. … and please remember that this subject alone encompasses approximately one-third of the entire Scriptures!

Rarely could any one of these purported leaders answer even the basic questions of the end-times.
… In fact, many told me that it is no longer taught in the cemeteries (I mean seminaries) … that in fact it just wasn’t considered that necessary in today’s world! (Are you kidding me?!)…. and the lack of knowledge went way beyond this subject. …. I once read a survey result that I frankly didn’t believe until after this period of research … that over 50% of seminary graduates today were not convinced of the existence of Hell … and that there more than likely were more ways to Heaven than faith in Jesus Christ!

So now let’s take our attention to the limitless dangers this presents to the body of Christ, and to all people in general …… To start, Christ Himself said in Matthew 24:4 to “watch out that no one deceives you.” … He went on to say that many deceivers would come along in these last days to deceive … to fleece the flock … to misguide the masses as they usher them along to the gates of hell. … 2 Timothy 4:3-4 say is very clearly … “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.” …… Well? ……

Look at just some of the false doctrines emerging all around us … Wealth teaching (give me your money and God will make you rich) … Seeker-friendly (avoid any kind of ‘hard’ teachings such as consequences for sin … any kind of judgement) … Dominion Theology (The great coming revival & the church ushering in the 1000 year reign of Christ) …. the list goes on & on, but again, for the sake of time ……..

It can easily be summed up by saying that this lack of knowledge and basic understanding of the Word of God is that too few pastors & leaders in our churches today void of the intellectual acumen or the necessary zeal to meet and then confront the onslaught of secular humanism and the like head-on.

Having said that, what can we do about it? To start, take responsibility for yourself and study the Word. … Then, seek and find a teacher or pastor who is teaching the Bible and not compromising or watering down any part of it. …. I must tell you that from my own experiences, there are not too many out there … but there are a few ….. Then, to be sure, test the teachings against the Word. ….
1 Thessalonians 5:21` says, “Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.” … and be extremely careful when it comes to the forced, or often ‘faked’ feelings … the ‘show’ instead of the ‘glow’…… anything that takes the focus off of Christ and on to anything else. …. 1 John 4:1 makes it very clear … “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

I know I’m railing & preaching, but I just feel an incredible burden for those who are falling for all the nonsense that is going on all around us! … and the only reason it is happening is because of people’s lack of solid Biblical teaching. … And what is really scary is that we all are responsible for ourselves. …. Lame excuses on Judgement day ain’t gonna cut it! … 1 Timothy 4:16 says this … “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” …. I sincerely hope those you need it are hearing it! ….. and as it has been the case in the past, some will … and some won’t ……

I know many folks don’t like hearing this stuff … and it may make some not want to read my comments any more … but if it should wake up one soul who is sitting under some false teaching out there, then it’s all worth it ….1 Peter 5:8 says that … “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” …. Don’t let that person be you or someone you know and care about. ….. ……. Know that I care and am praying constantly for each of you … and God knows who you are! … Praise His name!

Until next time,

Red

February 1


*Daily Mail – “Nine people killed, as ‘freak’
hailstorm rains ice boulders on Indian villages … Scientists mystified”




*Spiegel – “Fields of Fire:  4 volcanoes
now erupting simultaneously in Kamchatka”




*Yahoo!News – “Five strong earthquakes signal
angry ‘Ring of Fire’ “




*National Geographic Daily News – “Yellowstone
has bulged as magma pocket swells”


….. I don’t necessarily like to mention ‘potential’
problems, but this one is a ‘super-volcano’ and deserves attention …..
It would definitely affect us all, especially in this region …

*EU Observer – “Nato chief:  EU must spend
more on military”

…. They have already increased spending, especially
Germany, and will continue to do so …. The ‘Reviving Roman Empire’
won’t be left out of the escalating world chaos that is soon coming
….

*CNBC – “Worst not over for Spain banks after
losses”

Comment from article:  “Spain’s largest
banks have reported dismal results over the past 24 hours, hit by ‘toxic’
real estate assets, resulting in a desperate need to raise more capital.”

… and where does that come from?  …. Their
sagging real estate dilemma is far from over, and the overall world
economy is far from ‘friendly’ as to raising any kind of assets, especially
to a known …… and already proven … ‘loser’ ……..

February 2




*The Extinction Protocol – “Earth reeling from
9 major earthquakes, all striking in 5 days”




*Reuters – “6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes
off the northeast coast of Japan”

…. but no comment on the already damaged nuclear
facility? ……

*Herald Scotland – “Scottish highlands hit
by largest earthquake in 120 years”

February 3

*Physics – “Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology
says January 2013 was hottest on record”

…. There seems to be ‘new records’ everywhere
… and almost every day! … Many will scoff at what I say, but simply,
these are the “birth pains” Jesus talked about that would
take place in the final days leading up to His return ….. There’s
just way too many ‘records’ being set lately to be considered coincidence

February 4

*Fox News – “Obama calls on Boy Scouts to welcome
homosexuals”

… Our own president ‘endorsing’ a perverse lifestyle
…. another sad day for this once-Christian nation …

*Drudge Report – “Argentina freezes prices
to break inflation spiral — said to be approaching 30%”

…. It’s coming here ……..

*World Net Daily – “New York City schools hand
out 12, 721 ‘morning after’ pills”

…… This is excellent ‘curriculum’ …. why fight
’em … just join ’em ….. Great job, New York! …..

February 5

*Yahoo!News – “Arkansas House passes bill to
allow guns in churches”

…. I know there are many opinions concerning this
issue … my own included … but what does the Bible say? …. Jesus
specifically teaches us to “turn the other cheek”  …
I know this goes totally against our human nature, but ………………….

*Taipei News – “Suffocating Smog from China
reaches regions of Japan”

…. I lived in the LA (Southern California) region
for a number of years and it was bad back then …. but NOTHING like
the pictures we are seeing coming out of China. …. These folks better
get a handle on this stuff before it affects the entire globe …..

*World Net Daily – “Baker probed for nixing
lesbian wedding cake”

Comment from article:  “I quoted Leviticus
20:13, at which point she told me I was wrong.” …… and now
this company is under investigation for ‘discrimination’ …… The
‘land of the free’ no longer applies to those of us who take the Holy
Scriptures ‘literally’ as the truth of God ….. and we haven’t seen
anything yet! ……

*NBC News – ” ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’:
Legal experts fear implications of White House drone memo”

Comment from article:  “Legal experts
expressed grave reservations Tuesday about an Obama administration memo
concluding that the US can order the killing of American citizens believed
to be affiliated with Al Qaida — with one saying the White House was
acting as ‘judge, jury & executioner.”

….. Amazing! … and I wonder who else they will
add to the ‘list’ as time goes by …. even maybe the guy who refused
to bake the cake … the ‘Beast’ is rising! ………

February 6




*The Australian – “8.0 magnitude quake shakes
Santa Cruz islands”




*Reuters – “6.3 trembler strikes Solomon Islands
region”




*RT Times – “Snowiest winter in 100 years paralyzes
Moscow”




*’Earth Changes’ Science – “Earth’s weather
goes haywire”

Comment from article:  “Earth’s stability
is collapsing …. and one by one, the biospheric processes regulating
life itself are going awry. .. These are early characteristics of climate
‘shock’ and are indications that even more ominous changes are yet to
unfold. … Many areas of the earth will become increasingly uninhabitable
from the extremes of climate change.”

….. Not to beat this point to death, but again
… these ARE the “birth pains” spoken of in the 24th chapter
of Matthew. …. And also remember, the comments in this article are
NOT from some hysterical ‘nut-job’ like me, but from known credible
(by worldly standards) scientists who do this for a living ….. just
sayin’ ..

*The Times of Israel – “Obama to visit Israel
within weeks”

….. I can’t even imagine what “the master
of smoke screens” will say to God’s chosen people …. although
some are thinking it will be ‘positive’ , my gut tells me it will only
be more rhetoric to pressure Israel to abandon half of their capital
(Jerusalem) and give in to the two-state Palestinian plan … watch
this one with interest …..

*The Sydney Morning Herald – “China, Japan
on the brink”

….. “There will be wars and rumors of wars
… “

February 7

*Fox News – “Virginia considers minting its
own money, in case US dollar collapses”

*Today’s Zaman – “Battle for Damascus rages
as opposition launches offensive”

… could this be the fulfillment of the Isaiah
17:1 prophecy? … the destruction of Damascus? …..

*Mail Online – “Space storms will cause widespread
power cuts and cripple phones and satellites, British scientific report
claims”

… “There will be signs in the sun, moon and
stars.” (Luke 21:25)

*CNS News – “Catholic Bishop:  Obama is
a proponent of what is ‘shameful & criminal’ in the eyes of Almighty
God”

…… He is absolutely right!  … and where
are all the Protestant Church leaders? … Why are they so mum?
….. Guess they don’t want to ‘upset & disturb’
anyone so as to affect their collection plates …..

*The Independent – “A solar super-storm is
coming and we’ll only get a 30 minute warning, scientists declare”

….. All of a sudden these scientists are really
busy!

*Infowars.com – “DHS purchases 21.6 million
more rounds of ammunition”

Comment from article:  “The Department
of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds
of ammo to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over
the course of the last 10 months alone … figures which have stoked
concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.”

….. I just wonder if we’ll see another presidential
election in this country …. that is, if we are still here …..

Wow! ……  Another 7 days of undeniable news
pertaining to the Scriptural times we live in. …. Records continue
to fall in weather & earth-changing activities such as volcanoes
& earthquakes, storms  & temperatures … You name it! 
(Pestilence) …. and as for the political changes just in our country
alone …. no longer being able to ‘stick’ to your principles in business
without being ‘investigated’ … the government being able to ‘take
out’ anyone they decide is a problem …. federal agencies buying military
supplies without any explanation as to why ….   

In one of the greatest prophecy chapters of the
Bible … Matthew 24 .. Jesus said in verse 9 that  ” ….
you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death ..” …
These things that we are seeing taking place every day now in the news
are all signs of these very things coming to pass! … I suggest that
each of you take just a few minutes out of your busy lives and read
Matthew 24 … and then think about it ….it simply will help prepare
you to both understand .. and then withstand what is coming to us all
very soon.

I know that many out there don’t believe this stuff
… these warnings of coming difficulty … but neither did they believe
Noah as well as others who warned of impending disaster.  2 Peter
3:3-4 says this … ” .. in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing
and following their own evil desires. 4) They will say, ‘where is this
coming He promised? …. ”  …. Trust me when I say, He IS
coming, but not until things get worse … and why? … because He doesn’t
want anyone to be lost!  … He wants to allow enough time for
everyone to make the decision to accept Him as their Savior …………In
the same chapter, verse 9 says it all … “The Lord is not slow
in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient
with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

OK … end of sermon!    Thanks to
all who share with us each week. … Know that we love you and are praying
for each of you!

Until next time,

Red
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