Sunday, August 26, 2012

America In Prophecy

America in Prophecy- - Ron Graham - twotug@embarqmail.com Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth! Isaiah 5:8. Does this verse pique your interest at all? Although Isaiah is addressing the Southern Kingdom of Israel, referred to as Judah, America should see a very striking resemblance in regards to her own current state of affairs in this and the following Scriptures. Israel was used by God as an example for other nations to follow, at this point in chapter 5 of Isaiah's writings the Northern Kingdom of Israel was probably already gone, conquered by the Assyrians, and the Southern Kingdom of Judah was on the fast track toward becoming captives in Babylon. They had set an example alright, but it was anything but godly. The entire world once looked to America for leadership. God's hand was on America to be an example to people of other nations on how to live godly lives. Such should be the responsibility of prosperous nations. But America, like Israel, began to fall from God's grace when she began to lead in a manner that is diametrically opposed to the God of all creation. What more can God do but speak woes alas, the inevitable has arrived on the shores of America as well as everywhere in between, and learning from past history has never been a strong point for Americans. Is America in Bible prophecy? The verse above speaks of those who have greedily amassed land, houses, and much more materialistic nonsense to themselves than they can ever use. They are never satisfied, thus they become inflamed with the desire to increase their holdings. They're like the drug addict who can never get enough highs. America today has just such an attitude towards abundance; we are the most materialistic nation on earth. This gluttony of materialism has left us deliriously seeking what we don't need and can't use. Through all this extremely covetous existence the only thing waning, and in many cases not sought after at all is our love for Jesus and for our fellow man. In this abundant land of America, even many of our poorest families live like kings when compared to the living conditions of many people in other nations. I once read of a diplomat from China who came to see for himself what America was all about. He told those he traveled America with that we (American's) are a most prosperous people. His quote went something like this There are nicer things and in greater abundance in your garbage dumps than what most Chinese people accumulate in a lifetime. In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant. Isaiah 5:9. As God pours out His judgment on America it's not hard to see that this verse is now coming to pass just as Isaiah prophesied would occur concerning Judah. The RSV translates this verse thusly The LORD of hosts has sworn in my hearing: Surely many houses shall be desolate, large and beautiful houses, without inhabitant. Many of America's once most populated and productive cities are now nothing more than cesspools of filth, as they become more and more uninhabitable. Don't believe me? Take a look at Cleveland, Baltimore, and the Michigan cities of Detroit and Flint to name but a few; these cities are deteriorating waste lands. Many cities all over the US are either currently filing for bankruptcy or contemplating filling. Detroit, once the automotive manufacturing Mecca of the US, is now rampant with crime. Right now you can buy a house in Detroit for as little as $500.00 that is if you want to live in the middle of crime central USA. I read on a blog recently that the city of Detroit will give you a home just for keeping the weeds cut around the house. The vacant lots, which are now quite numerous in Detroit, have become dumping grounds for dead bodies. Incredibly, many American cities are treading on similar ground. Reno, Nevada, a city once bulging with visitors gambling away their hard earned wages like drunken sailors, is now on the verge of financial collapse. Homes and businesses have remained vacant since the recession of 2008. There are new subdivisions around Reno that are ghost towns “many houses shall be desolate, large and beautiful houses, without inhabitant. This once admired and coveted city has been turned upside down. Reno has now acquired a new nickname. Once known as Biggest Little City in the World, it is now known as The Meth Capital of America. My friends, America is not becoming a more prosperous nation by any stretch of the imagination, we've allowed ourselves to be turned into a society of dummied down individuals greedily awaiting our next government handout. Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah. Isaiah 5:10. If these scriptures hold a prophetic future for America, and I believe they do, then what we see occurring in America is very scary indeed. There will be little in the way of fruits and vegetables produced in our near future in accordance to the availability of land mass. Famine will increase as crops begin to produce far below their normal output. Could it be that America's crop lands will no longer feed the national populous? When there's not enough food to go around watch what happens to a civilized nation. America is currently the number one exporter of food to other nations; what will happen in those foreign lands when America's food production becomes insufficient even for Americans? The government may use its fiat power of creating money to help farmers and ranchers in the US stave off bankruptcy, but they can't create food out of thin air. Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflames them! Isaiah 5:11. Alcoholism, drug addiction, and crime are now consuming the masses here in America. Many people just want to stay high or drunk all the time. People who ignore or turn away from their God have no hope so they seek it from drugs and alcohol, and there are always adverse consequences to those bad decisions, not to mention they are never satisfied. And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands. Isaiah 5:12. America has plenty of time for foolishness, all forms of entertainment and lascivious lifestyles are promoted yet we give no credence to what God has done, or to what He is currently doing. Those who party endlessly, seeking constant entertainment, will be judged and all their laughter and amusement will cease. Watch out America For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24. God's principles never change. Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isaiah 5:13. America was once the leader in promoting the gospel of Christ around the world, but in more recent years has become the world leader in promoting filth, such as pornography, homosexuality, fully funded abortion on demand, to name a few. Are not God's children being systematically forced to live in a very hellish form of captivity right here in the good old US of A? There will be a famine and a thirst for the knowledge of God's word, but that knowledge will become quite elusive in America's final days. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Isaiah 5:14. We are a nation of people who rejoice in the pomp and circumstances of our own depravity. Hell is awaiting the multitudes of the foolish to come and join the rest of the Christ rejecters. Hell was created for Satan and the angels that rebelled with him, but it has enlarged itself to accommodate the massive amount of the foolish perishing. And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness. Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat. Isaiah 5:15-17. As a nation, America will be humbled from the high and mighty to the least of the least. Whether or not the populous considers God relevant has no bearing on God's exaltedness. God will be exalted and His righteous judgment will stand. God is holy and He will be glorified. The mockers and scorners have cast their lot with the devil. Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it! Isaiah 5:18-19. These two verses are very interesting in that they describe and expose the perverse nature of a certain segment of our society today. Who is it that continually draws attention to themselves with wicked cords of vanity? Their perverse and depraved nature is always an open display as if there was no sin involved at all. Can you not see in this verse the gay pride parades flaunting themselves in front of their Creator as though to say We regard you not? America, what made you fall so low as to attempt to rub God's nose in your depravity? What arrogance, flaunting their lascivious lifestyles and mocking God in their haughtiness. America, where is your heart? God will not be mocked. As God lifts His hand of protection from the land and people who once promoted His precepts with vigor, we shall see these arrogant and evil people becoming more and more inflamed in their own wickedness. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20. Does this verse not describe America in its current state? Everything is upside down. What was once seen as good and godly is now disparaged, and everything that was once an aversion is now being promoted as normal and acceptable. What sorrow shall befall America as she continues to rejoice in her iniquity? Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 5:24. Rejecting and despising God will only bring sorrow. The Northern kingdom of Israel went through many evil kings and lived many years rejecting their God. The Southern kingdom of Judah, for the most part, did likewise. Our God is patient and merciful. But ultimately God's patients wore thin and they were punished for their iniquities. We can see this occurring again today right here in America. Prosperity has all but vanished from this once most prosperous nation. There are now just a few who hold the wealth and power of America in their hands. According to this verse, nothing that is humanly contrived and instituted will bring it back. God sees America as rotten to the core as we've despised His word and many have joined the ranks of the enemy. America may well be in Bible prophecy and if so God is warning of sudden, and severe judgment. It’s not hard to see that God's anger is just as fierce and directed at America today as it was against the Southern Kingdom of Judah. America was founded on Judeo Christian principles. The land of the free and the home of the brave can be assured that God's mighty hand of judgment has arrived. What will become of America in these last days? What happened to that Southern Kingdom of Judah? Can we see America in prophecy in Isaiah's prophetic words? Certainly there are many similarities between Israel's downfall and America's. The Southern Kingdom of Judah and the Northern Kingdom of Israel found out the hard way what happens to those who turn their backs on God. There are always horrible and very destructive consequences to every bad decision. All the nations that have had world prominence then embraced depravation as they reached their zenith soon began a decent into oblivion. Are we watching prophecy unfolding before our eyes as America has reached her zenith and as she now descends into some very unfavorable but predictable twilight years? What an ending! God help us, Ron Graham twotug@embarqmail.com All original scripture is theopneustos God breathed Please continue your prayers for my health. I'm greatly encouraged by all the response to my prayer request. I still suffer from MG with extreme fatigue and my eyes are still a hindrance. I'm very grateful to those of you who have felt God leading you to send a gift. God, the giver of all good gifts is great and greatly to be praised. If God is leading you to send a gift of support, please send it to Ron Graham 96 County Road 5480 Salem, MO. 65560. Thank you my dear brethren, God bless you all. My past commentaries are archived at the following link http://www.raptureready.com/featured/graham/graham.html If you'd like to be on my email list to receive the commentaries just drop me a line and let me know.

The End Is Near

The End Is Near: December 21, 2012 - J.L. Robb - http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=7403 NEW YORK (Reuters) - - Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012, according to a new poll. This was a Reuters report May 1, 2012. Think about that. Ten percent of the world population thinks the world, as we know it, will end this year because of interpreted predictions of Mayan prophecy and the predictions of Nostradamus, Mother Shipton and the Hopi Indians, among others. That’s about 700,000,000 people. So how is the world preparing for the coming devastation? They're partying! According to a FOX News report March 20, 2012: Over the coming weeks Cancun's visitors bureau will put the finishing touches on their end of the world celebration plans for the city many of them including good food, good wine and good company. If one can't fit the end of the world party in Cancun into your schedule, there are websites that will help you plan your own party. What is it with the 21st of the month and the end of the world predictions? Last year Harold Camping said the end of the world (EOTW) was going to be May 21, 2011. Didn't happen. Then Harold acknowledged he made an error and changed the EOTW date to October 21, 2011. That didn't happen either; or at least if it did, sure weren't many people raptured! I woke up October 22 in a cold sweat, thinking I didn't make the cut. But alas, neither did any of my friends or family. Now we have to worry about December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar. Mainstream TV hasn't covered the upcoming, potential apocalypse, and apparently gives these theories no credence. However, if you watch educational television, ie. History Channel, Discovery Channel and National Geo, you will see programming that heavily leans toward the apocalypse coming at any time, maybe even tomorrow. Last week I watched Seven Ways the World Might End, or maybe it was ten ways; but by the time we got through Gamma Ray Bursts, super-volcanic eruptions and 3000 foot tsunamis caused by earthbound asteroids, I needed a drink! It was downright scary. According to Ipsos Global Public Affairs which conducted the international poll for Reuters, 16,262 people in 20 countries were interviewed. One in seven believes the world will end in their lifetime, either by the hand of God, Mother Nature or world war. That's one billion people. The responses varied by country with only 6% of the French believing in an impending Armageddon to 22% of Americans and the Turkish who believe that Armageddon is right around the corner. The Mayan long count Calendar spans 5125 years, and the last cycle started in 3114 B.C. which brings the end of the calendar on December 21, 2012. Most Maya history scholars do not hold the belief that the end of the calendar indicates the end of our world as we know it. Maybe they just ran out of room. If interested in learning more about the Mayan prophecies, this 44 minute documentary from the History Channel is a great watch: Doomsday 2012: The End of Days. So if one-tenth of the world population believes the world will end this year, why all the partying? But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." (Matthew 24: 36-39 NIV) Jesus made the above comments after His followers asked Him when the predicted end times would be. These predictions of a coming end flow throughout the Bible in the Old and New Testaments. Jesus told them that He didn't know, that only God knew. Not even the angels in heaven knew the answer to that question. The general context was this: Before the flood, everyone seemed to think that Noah wasn't playing with a full deck. He was building a huge boat on the side of a hill, and there had never been a flood purported before this time. As a matter of fact, until the flood of Noah's day, there were no reports of rain in the preceding biblical text. Many believe this was the first rain, that fresh water pooled up from within the Earth and had not fallen from above. The book of Genesis is full of amazing detail, and one can only wonder how they knew, way back then, that there was more water in the Earth than on the Earth. This was only confirmed in the last hundred years. In the above quote, Jesus (Yshua in Hebrew) was explaining that after He was killed, He was going to come back. He just couldn't tell them when, because He wouldn't be coming back until the end. He tells the apostles that in the end, just before He does come back, the world will be like the world of Noah. So how was the world of Noah? In Genesis 6, God states that, The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. In the same chapter, God continues to express His displeasure: Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. God was so upset that He had created mankind; He was willing to destroy all life and even the planet itself. So the Lord said, I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground for I regret that I have made them. Now how ticked off did God have to be to feel this way? That's how close we came to not even having this conversation! Except for Noah, who was apparently the only righteous man on the face of the Earth and his three sons and their wives, we would not even exist. God had mercy on Noah and his family, so eight people made it. Lucky for us. Dan Cathy, Chief operating Officer for Chick-fil-A created a firestorm a couple of weeks ago concerning his beliefs about biblical marriage and not the Hollywood-beliefs they have thrown among us; and even stated that he was concerned that we were about to experience the wrath of God. Why would we be about to experience God's wrath? Haven't we all been good boys and girls, at least most of us? I am afraid He thinks not. Sometimes, when we won't take a stand for what we know is right (or wrong) for God, then that in itself is being a bad boy. Is there any of God's wrath going on in the world? I mean, other than the coming world-wide economic collapse, the record floods and droughts and food shortages, the record tornadoes and heat, the new and untreatable viruses hmmmm. Like in the days of Noah, they laugh and scoff at those of us who believe the Bible stories about an end and that the end is certainly one day closer than yesterday. The people continued to party, celebrate, drink and be merry; and then it began to rain. My suggestion: Get an umbrella, right after you get a helmet.

Something Big Is Going On

Something Big Is Going On- By Pete Rose - http://www.raptureready.com/soap/rose10.html It appears something very big is about to happen on the world scene. Things are coming together at warp speed, and for those who are paying attention it is becoming quite clear it isn't for our good. If you want to know what's really going on, check the alternate news sites like Drudge Report, Prison Planet, Natural News, World News Daily and Infowars. Another good site is Raiders News Update, a compilation of news stories related to Bible prophecy. You'll get the real scoop on what's happening on the world scene at these and similar sites, which you'll never find on the mainline media like CNN, ABC, CBS etc. Financial As of the moment I am writing this, the U.S. national debt stands at nearly 16 (T) trillion dollars, and growing exponentially. That's over $50,000 apiece for every man, woman and child in the U.S.A. If the nations holding this debt mainly china were to call it in, it would almost certainly cause the worst monetary collapse in history. Billionaire George Soros has sold off some $50 million in corporate stocks and has purchased over $100 million in gold. Billionaire John Paulson is buying gold like crazy, and now has 46% of his $24 billion fund in gold. Central banks are also grabbing up gold like crazy, having bought 157.5 metric tons of gold just in the last quarter, a 138% increase over the same quarter last year. Apparently these people know something big and bad is about to happen, and are preparing for it the best they know how. Prison Planet's Alex Jones reports that globalists have planned a staged bank collapse for late October in an attempt to bring in their dream of a new world order, one worldwide government. I can neither confirm nor deny this, but if and when it happens it will probably cause the worst panic in history. Major rioting and a collapse of society as we know it are definite possibilities. Domestic Terrorism/Staged Attacks The FBI has issued a list of characteristics to be used to identify potential terrorists. This list includes among other things people who are conservatives or patriots, people who have weapons, people who stockpile food, and even people who pay cash for coffee. It is widely believed that the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center was a false flag attack staged by our own government as an excuse to implement the war on terror. You can find all sorts of videos on this on You Tube. Just do a lookup for 9/11. Many believe the massacre at the Century Theater in Aurora Colorado and the attack on the Sikh Temple near Milwaukee Wisconsin were both false flag attacks staged by our own government to gain support for the agenda of those who want to disarm our citizens, to make it easier to bring in their one world order. And in each of these attacks indeed there are major discrepancies between eyewitness reports and the official line of what happened. False flag attacks are attacks carried out by a nation's own government in such a way as to make it appear that an enemy did it. They are nothing new, they have been used by governments as excuses to start wars or to bring about support for some political agenda ever since there have been governments. One classic example is when Nero torched Rome, then blamed the Christians for the fire. Security The TSA which originally was implemented for airport security has been steadily increasing its reach into everyday life. Now the TSA is showing up at sporting events, bus stations and even highway checkpoints. Where next? Government agencies have been of late purchasing enormous amounts of hollow point ammunition with no reasonable explanation of why. The Department of Homeland Security alone has to date purchased over a billion rounds and is now redacting their purchase documents to hide what kind and how much of ammo they are buying. They claim they want it for target practice, but you don't use dumdums for target practice. You use them when you want to kill somebody or something. Dumdums are designed to expand and fragment on impact to do maximum damage to the body they hit. They are designed to kill. The damage they can cause is so horrific they aren't even allowed in warfare. Even the Social Security Administration and NOAA are buying large quantities of these bullets. Some agencies are also buying riot gear. Censorship and other unconstitutional things For months now Congress has been trying to pass bills allegedly to strengthen intellectual property rights, in great secrecy and in a great rush to ram them through before the general public gets wind of them. SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, CISPA, TPPA, and others, all are ostensibly to protect copyrighted works from unauthorized copying. But these bills go far beyond just protecting intellectual property. They give unprecedented control over the Internet to government and corporate interests, the power to shut down almost any website they don't like for almost any reason or no reason at all, with no due process and no recourse. In my mind alternative news sites would probably be among the first to get nailed. At present there are no governmental controls on them, and they are free to expose government malfeasance, corruption and other activities, such as the armed raid last year on Rawsome Foods, a private buyers Club in California which sold raw milk and vegetables to members only. This story never saw the light of day on any of the mainline media, not a peep. Only the alternative news sites carried the story, which I imagine was a great embarrassment to those involved. The only reason these bills didn't get anywhere was because insiders leaked information on what was in them to the alternative media, and massive protests against them made them so toxic no congressman would dare to touch them. But we're not out of the woods yet, latest news is that CISPA may pass yet -probably in secret- and Obama may sign it even though he has said publicly he will oppose it. After all, he lied about the NDAA and signed it when he said he wouldn't, and he has lied about a lot of other things too. For months now President Obama has been issuing executive order after executive order to take away our constitutional rights and freedoms, and signing bills that do the same. One allows him to take complete control of all food supplies in the USA, another allows him to seize and control all communications facilities, from cell phones to TV broadcast networks. The worst of those perhaps was the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with its provision allowing US troops to seize and detain any person, even US citizens, indefinitely, without any hearing or due process, just on suspicion. Obama promised not to sign this bill, then sneaked and did it in secret New Year’s Eve when nobody was looking. And now there is the enemy expatriation act, which could be used to strip any US citizen the government deems a threat of his citizenship, leaving him subject to the arrest and indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA, even though Obama has promised that would not be used against US citizens. Military and/or paramilitary personnel have been showing up in certain cities, herding people around and apparently carrying out exercises in crowd control or preparations for martial law, it hasn't been clear what their objective is. It would not surprise me to see martial law implemented before long in the U.S.A. I believe the next big push will be to take away our guns. The infamous Fast and Furious gun running operation carried on by the ATF last year has already been exposed as a political ploy to put guns in the hands of criminals to give the government ammunition for banning guns. The recent attacks on a theater in Colorado and the Sikh temple in Wisconsin could well have been “false flag attacks orchestrated by the government for the purpose of gaining support for banning guns. Time will tell. I believe all of these things are being orchestrated at the behest of elite globalists who are determined to bring in their planned New World Order, one world government and one world religion. They also want to drastically reduce world population, some by 90% or more. The Bible indicates only about one out of four will make it through the Tribulation, the rest will be killed. Now how this concerns YOU. These are all signs that we are nearing the end of the age, and are fulfillment of Bible prophecies written thousands of years ago, that it is nearly time for Jesus to call His people home from this world, and for the seven years of tribulation to begin. I believe this time is at hand. If you have not received Jesus as your Lord and Savior when this happens, you will be left behind to go through these seven years of hell on earth. While it will be possible for you to be saved if you've been left behind, it will be much harder than before, and you will have to maintain your faith in Jesus under great persecution either until the seven years are over and Jesus returns physically to the Earth, or until you are killed, which will be the most likely outcome. But better to die as a believer and go to be with Jesus than to die a sinner and spend eternity in hell. If you take the mark of the beast, without which you will be unable to buy or sell or take part in any financial transaction, you will seal your doom, and spend forever in eternal torment. If you worship the beast, which will be required, same thing. It will not be an easy time. How much better it would be for you to invite Jesus into your life right now, before it's too late, and be taken up with those of us who already know Jesus. Our departure could be any day. Don't put it off! There are only three things you have to understand in order to be saved. You are a sinner, and as such are excluded from God's presence. Jesus' death on the cross has already paid for every sin you have ever committed or ever will commit. And His resurrection is proof of that fact. Jesus will save you if only you will ask Him to, believing he will. Yes, it's that simple. Why not do it today, right now, before it's too late? Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12. Jesus is that name.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm- Ron Graham - twotug@embarqmail.com We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God. Jeremiah 3:25. The nation of Israel was in trouble. They had ignored God and sinned against Him for generations. Can other nations learn from the mistakes Israel made? Nations today are of the same mindset as Israel all those millennia ago. Humanity as a whole has learned nothing. God is still being ignored, even forsaken. Today's societies have dishonored God, His creation is nothing more than a disgrace, and we hide ourselves in our shame. God’s patience is surely waning and His judgment is upon us. When a nation or a people contrive amongst themselves, against wisdom, to systematically remove the God of all creation from the sphere of common knowledge, consequences will follow. God may well take a step back so that those deceived individuals who have rejected Him are given a glimpse of what it would be like living without Him and His blessings. Of course God never really leaves as desertion is not included in our Father's attributes. But to make a point, our God might begin a series of actions to help bring back into focus that which has been dulled by many decades of disobeying God and His precepts. Turmoil is very evident of late. It seems that now, more than in any period of our history, we live daily with much disorder and confusion in our midst. But sitting just off the horizon is The Coming Storm which will make today's turmoil's seem more like child's play. What am I talking about? Brewing in the under belly of humanity is a massive amount of pent up anger and frustration. There is an implosion coming. Currently, deep seated emotions are running amuck seemingly uncontrollable. There's an attitude among many today that leans toward a basic survival instinct which blends well with an animalistic nature. There is a driving force behind this nonhuman concept and it is moving to the surface of every civilization like a volcano ready to spew out its molten lava. We are surrounded by unimaginable, supernatural violence. More and more the violent attacks on members of our society seem to be taking on an animalistic personality. What we are seeing is just the beginning of people feeding off one another, both emotionally and literally. Preceding disorder is an invisible undercurrent of wickedness. Yes, lying in the path of all civilization is The Coming Storm, and that storm will be of such magnitude hearts will fail mankind. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke 21:26. What things? Things that mankind are not familiar with; incredibly unbelievable and devastating things that will shake mankind to the core. Apprehension, disillusionment, anger, corruption, and despair will become valid responses as the people of earth are thrust into ever increasing disorder; anything but business as usual. That Coming Storm which is currently brewing will be preceded by very terrifying events, events which will disrupt the natural ebb and flow that nations depend on for a balanced society. Those events will include, but are not limited to, massive and frequent earthquakes, ever increasing famines, mind boggling pervasive diseases, uncontrollable wildfires, extreme droughts, and one that will catch many Americans off guard is the coming economic collapse which will shake American greed and her self-indulged materialism to its core. Most people won't heed warnings of a cataclysmic nature until the cataclysm is upon them. We read in our Bibles that the last days will be wrought with catastrophic events. Since most of earth’s population considers the Bible a fairytale, they give no credence to its warnings of future events. The Bible has never missed regarding the prophecies found within its pages, and it never will. Natural catastrophic events are not the only game in town. Satan and his cohorts are fully aware of the signs that point to the soon approaching last seven year period before Christ's return. There is a huge amount of malevolent supernatural activity which is creating major havoc around the globe. Many Christians are oblivious to the writing on the wall; they have no grasp of the ominous times which we’re now experiencing. As our time on planet earth dwindles we will be confronted with many more of the enemy's deceptions which are all planned to create mayhem. We can see by all the horrid news reports being thrust at us with an ever increasing frequency that the demonic realm is in full military posture. Fathers murdering their children, mothers killing their babies and turning cannibalistic. People biting and ripping other people apart with their teeth and then eating the flesh of those they've just chewed on. Most of these bazaar occurrences are perpetrated by naked men with super human strength. This weirdness is just the beginning. We will see much worse actions from these demon possessed individuals. Yes, I said demon possessed individuals. Make no mistake, Satan is building an army of human followers bent on the destruction of their fellow man. What we are being told by the media should be dismissed as nonsensical and even blatant deception. Yes drugs play a part in that they open a portal for the demonic to enter our domain, where they can proceed to possess the people who place themselves in that drug induced state. What we witness in these ongoing horrific events can only be described as supernatural demonic forces capitalizing on mankind’s own foolishness. If you don't believe we are in as much trouble as I believe we are, a trip to your local ER might help convince you. I was in the hospital a few days ago for tests. The young lady doing the testing was also an ER attendant. She told my wife and me a hair-raising story. Apparently this new drug bath salts is not hard to come by, and when used it creates a monster inside a monster. Most who take this new drug are already under the influence of mind altering drugs, so they compound the problem. One young woman was brought into the ER after using bath salts. While undergoing detoxification she told our attendant that she had a three year old daughter who she left at home (alone) as punishment the child had messed up the house. The young woman explained to the attendant that she never wanted the child. It was only her boyfriend that wanted a baby. Our attendant told us this kind of thing goes on all the time here in this little rural “Bible belt” community. It boggles the mind to even imagine the demonic goings on in every city and community around the globe. When people look at evil through humanistic eyes, they can’t see that the mass of wickedness currently affecting all societies is supernatural rather than simply drug or alcohol induced. As recently alluded to in the Aurora Colorado massacre, insanity is said to have played a part in that horrific episode. No, the wickedness that is being observed on every continent is not insanity but demonic. The end, which most of us familiar with the Bible prophecies have been patiently waiting for, is currently in sight. Not a pretty sight but it's here, and it is burgeoning. For the most part, people today have no spiritual discernment. Therefore as the news stories of horrible wickedness and destruction become more prevalent society will only react in ways that will add to their confusion (perplexity). There will be much more corruption, which will be feeding the wickedness like pouring gas on an already burning fire. Because the ruler of the universe (the One true God) is no longer considered relevant in most societies today, the malevolent supernatural forces being unleashed on these lands have begun to enforce their satanic mandate of invasion. Most of earth's current population belongs to Satan, and they're playing right into his hand. Without God there can be no defense against the wiles of the devil. Sadly, the majority of folks today want nothing to do with our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Why is that? “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4:4. The deceptions that have been the prevailing teachings through many different venues for so long are the blinding force which has shrouded the minds of the lost so thoroughly that they won’t see the truth. It's not that they can't see it, but that they refuse to see it. They belong to Satan; they follow him and do his will. This is precisely why wickedness is burgeoning at a phenomenal rate. Satan is a real supernatural being bent on the destruction of mankind. His only agenda is to steal, kill, and destroy, and he will use all his human conscripts to accomplish that goal. The refusal to recognize God as Creator and Saviour is paramount on earth right now. Thus, as God sees no other alternative because of the worldwide rejection of Him, major catastrophic events are on the way. In America we're currently experiencing an economic meltdown, super high unemployment coupled with an ever diminishing living wage, together with a nationwide drought all add to the disruption of normalcy. Corn prices are rising as the crops are decimated, added to that is the fact that cattle ranchers no longer have the wherewithal to feed and water their herds. All this is coupled with ever increasing food prices at our local markets. These upheavals are bringing with them a sense of uselessness from what was once a stable middle class. What we plainly see brewing, my brethren, is The Coming Storm. Tempers are on edge, anger is going unchecked in much of society. People are in a quandary as to what tomorrow will bring as they watch their once thriving societies crumbling before their eyes. There is nothing normal about the demonic. Although the malevolent supernatural legions may not be responsible for our current weather patterns, they certainly know how to capitalize on every crisis. Whenever Satan observes humans turning their backs on God he will use his new human conscripts in his attempts to disrupt the salvation plan of God. Those who have no hope will embrace the wickedness that we now see coming upon this planet. Today we see armies of young lost men and women prowling the streets seeking to dominate and terrorize the unsuspecting and this horrible phenomenon is also burgeoning. Many people believe we are moving into a new era of human history. Not so. This world's civilizations are firmly planted on a teetering precipice that has been our lot for decades. Every nation on earth is currently on a collision course with an inhuman and immovable malevolent force. Evil will not only persist in these last days, but we will become astonished at how rapidly the digression into full on wickedness occurs. People will begin to worship whatever idol they can conjure up in hopes of curtailing the violence. Sadly, returning to the One true God will not be part of most of the last days inhabitants endeavors. Storms are brewing, storms of wickedness, immorality, major civil unrest, there is an incredible amount of thievery, as well as other corruptions including murder all taking place at a phenomenal pace. This is what comes of nations that turn away from their Creator. All of these consequences are avoidable, but they are inevitable when corruption and sinfulness becomes the norm. “Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Micah 7:7. As Christians we have nothing to fear from Satan or his minions of evil as we look forward to the soon arrival of Jesus Christ. We were once Satan’s property but now we've become defectors from his camp, thus Satan is lying in wait for each of us. With our armor firmly in place we are fully protected against any payback the enemy may have up his sleeve. But don’t become cocky in your confidence; we can be adversely affected anytime we let down our guard. Satan and his conscripts will give no quarter to those who mean to stand in his way. Right now, standing in his way are all the children of God. If you are not prepared for the battle of a lifetime perhaps you should grab your Bible and study it (Ephesians 6 in particular) instead of watching baseball or some other distraction that has no eternal value. Leaning on the God of your salvation is the key. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7. Although Satan is completely out of his league when compared with the Creator of the universe he is a very real and powerful supernatural being, one we humans should never take lightly. God has given us the power to withstand the devil, so withstand. God bless you all, Ron Graham twotug@embarqmail.com All original scripture is theopneustos God breathed My old email address will remain; the new one is not working out so well. I'll discontinue it. 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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Completely Surrounded By Psychopaths and Sociopaths

Completely Surrounded By Psychopaths And Sociopaths As We Approach The Edge Of Societal Collapse Do you remember when America was a place where you could attend a public gathering without having to worry if a sociopath was going to set off a bomb or start wildly shooting people? Do you remember when America was a place where you could walk down the street without having to worry that a vicious pack of teens might attack you for no reason whatsoever? Do you remember when America was a place where you could leave your car unlocked, your house unlocked and your garage open without having to worry about thieves? Well, only old timers are likely to remember a time when you could leave your front door unlocked, but it was once like that in America. Over the past 50 years America has fundamentally changed. Once upon a time you could trust just about everybody, but these days it is difficult to find anyone that you can truly trust. We are literally surrounded by psychopaths and sociopaths as we approach the edge of societal collapse. The truly frightening thing is that we are watching society break down rapidly even though economic conditions are still relatively good. If this is how bad things are right now, what are they going to look like after the economy collapses and people become really desperate? I was enjoying a peaceful morning today until I came across this headline: "7 dead, including shooter, at Wisconsin Sikh temple". What kind of a person does such a thing? So far there does not appear to be any motive for the shooting. These were people that were just peacefully gathering at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday morning. They weren't bothering anyone. But some very twisted individual decided to walk in there and start randomly shooting people. The mainstream media is describing the shooter as "a white male in his 30s". By the time it was all over, seven people (including the shooter) ended up dead and three others were wounded. Of course the mainstream media is going to use examples such as these as reasons why we need to ban guns. But as I wrote about the other day, the truth is that guns actually help prevent crime. U.S. cities with the strictest gun control laws also have some of the highest rates of gun violence. The criminals are always going to be able to get guns. However, when it comes to mass murder there is a common thread among the major cases that we have seen in recent years that has nothing to do with guns at all. The mainstream media does not talk about it, but the truth is that mass murderers are almost always found to be on legal drugs of one kind or another. Many of these drugs can cause otherwise "normal" people to become raging psychopaths. But the mainstream media is not going to talk about this because the drug companies spend billions of dollars advertising on their networks. Other times it is illegal drugs that are causing people to go crazy. Just check out what happened in Detroit the other day.... A 17-year-old boy was arrested after police found him lying completely naked in the middle of a street while apparently high on LSD. Police said the boy also jumped on the hood of their patrol car and broke out the windshield with his fists. Even when they are not on drugs, the young people of America just seem to be getting wilder and wilder. Recently I wrote about all of the flash mob crimes that we are seeing all over the country. Groups of young people are banding together and invading retail stores for some "organized looting". These young people seem to have absolutely no concern for how their actions will affect the people that they are stealing from. It seems like hearts are going cold all over the United States. Psychology has all kinds of fancy names for this, but on a very basic level our empathy for others is rapidly disappearing. According to dictionary.com, a psychopath is "a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc." Doesn't that sound like a lot of people out there on the streets of America today? Sadly, this even includes those that are considered to be among "the elite". For example, it is has been estimated that one out of every ten Wall Street employees is a psychopath. According to dictionary.com, a sociopath is "a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience." Often sociopaths will do things to other people or to animals without any concern for the pain they are causing. In a previous article I wrote about a man that recently bit the lips off of a kitten. This would be one example of a sociopath. It has been estimated that there are 12 million sociopaths in the United States today. That is only a small percentage of the population, but you never know who they are. Once the percentage of crazy people becomes high enough in a community, it becomes very difficult to trust anyone. Meanwhile, many of our greatest cities are degenerating into crime-infested war zones. The city center of Detroit has become a place where people dump dead bodies. The following is from a recent Fox News article.... From the street, the two decomposing bodies were nearly invisible, concealed in an overgrown lot alongside worn-out car tires and a moldy sofa. The teenagers had been shot, stripped to their underwear and left on a deserted block. They were just the latest victims of foul play whose remains went undiscovered for days after being hidden deep inside Detroit's vast urban wilderness -- a crumbling wasteland rarely visited by outsiders and infrequently patrolled by police. Abandoned and neglected parts of the city are quickly becoming dumping grounds for the dead -- at least a dozen bodies in 12 months' time. And authorities acknowledge there's little they can do. But it isn't just our major cities that are degenerating. All over America rural communities are falling apart as well. The following is an extended excerpt from a comment that was recently posted on prophezine.com. I believe that it very eloquently describes what is happening to communities all over the United States right now.... ---------------------------------------------------------------- Crime has drastically increased in our little rural community in the last few years. While there has always been the occasional theft, kids breaking in vacant houses, things picked up lying in the yard - recently theft has become bold, blatant and aggressive. Middle of the day break-ins, multiple thieves in a trucks pulling trailers, organized crime targeting places of business and homes for high grade picking. Taking the time to look at items and only take the best/most expensive. We suffered a crippling hit a few months ago. I worked until around 9:30-10 Friday night, and Saturday morning my tools and equipment were gone. Footprints, fingerprints, a neighbor saw the guys and pickup truck - but the sheriff's department can't afford the resources to track them down (by comparison it's not a violent/murder case or a $40k vehicle...) I have a security camera on the front gate, and they avoided that by a 100 foot radius - dragging everything across a fence and down into a ditch on the other side of the property. The day before another neighbor literally met and passed by people that had just robbed his farm, on his way back from the store, less than a mile from his house - he recognized his stuff on the back of their trailer. This was in the middle of the day. His gate was locked - but they drove through the ditch and around a field to get to his house. A local truck repair shop has been in business for 3 generations, and until a few weeks ago had never been robbed. They are on the main street of a little town, and live right behind the shop. The front door of the shop is about 30 feet back from the main street. The thieves parked in FRONT, and loaded up his equipment. Another big shop was hit on a Saturday morning - main street going into town - they loaded up everything right out the front door, with people seeing them, hundreds of cars driving by... They have bolt cutters, whatever it takes to break in... Another older shop had a heavy wood door with a metal hasp - they CHOPPED THROUGH THE DOOR WITH AN AXE to cut out the metal hasp. A house is 100 feet from this shop. We live in Georgia, south of Atlanta, and theft has become so bad, the state recently required all scrap yards to take pictures of everything brought in, with a picture of who brought it, a copy of their drivers license, and their tag number. If it is air conditioning/heating equipment (bigger than a window unit) you must have a commercial heating/ac license or a new equipment bill of sale. People were ripping the copper ground wires off the sides of power poles and tearing wires off the poles for scrap. A local gas station/restaurant had their AC equipment stolen so many times, they had to build a chain link locked enclosure around all the equipment. You can see it from the main street - out in plain view. Down our street last year was a home invasion. Two driveways down, back in the woods - a drug cartel rented the house and had it set up for growing drugs in the basement. They got caught because the power meter was jumpered. Another neighbor a couple miles down the road found a crack lab down in the woods next to a creek. I've personally called in 2 robberies/break-ins in the last year (the second set were caught and went to prison). Our church pianist stopped at a downtown ATM and was almost mugged, but an off duty officer passing by stopped them. In the following couple of weeks there were 3 armed robberies/shootings in our town. To put this all in perspective - my grandparents never locked their doors. They normally left the keys in all the vehicles (so they wouldn't get lost, and was more convenient). I don't think the old church even had a lock on the front door. I feel like we have been protected all these years - but now are forced to make drastic changes for a reason, and for a purpose. It's like the hand of restraint and protection is being lifted from our communities. What do you think these robbers would do if confronted on one of their middle of the day break-ins? The most effective home protection we have right now is 4 outside dogs. All of them bark, and at least two of them will bite. Right now, things are rough, but they are not really that bad. The power is still own (not like half of India), Wally world still has plenty of food on the shelves, the gas stations have full tanks, all the ATM's, debit card/credit card machines work, and cell phones hardly miss a beat. If a growing sector of society is already participating in blatant violent in your face crime - what will it be like when things really do get bad?