Germany’s Merkel’s ‘new world order’ comments and actions

August 28th, 2014


Germany’s Angela Merkel

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Last night, a reader sent me a link to the following:

August 27, 2014

“Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

Merkel did not stop there…

  • *PUTIN, MERKEL URGE DE-ESCALATION IN UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS
  • *PUTIN, MERKEL DISCUSSED GAS TRANSIT VIA UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS
  • *PUTIN INFORMED MERKEL OF NEW EAST UKRAINE AID PLAN: KREMLIN
  • *MERKEL URGES HOLLANDE TO CONTINUE REFORMS IN FRANCE
  • *MERKEL SAYS HOLLANDE HAS CHANCE TO REVIVE FRENCH ECONOMIC POWER

Seems like she is returning to the offensive from the defensive…http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-27/merkel-slams-us-hegemony-america-cant-solve-all-worlds-problems-anymore

While several sites picked up the above story, they all seem to have gotten their information from Zero Hedge, a news aggregator.  Presuming the quote is correct, it is consistent with Europe’s view that it needs to rise up.  In order to reduce fears that Germany expects to become the lead superpower, she and others tend to try to involve other nations in their statements.  But the reality is that Germany wants to lead the world.

Another concern in Europe that Angela Merkel wants to lead has to do with immigration:

August 27, 2014

Angela Merkel’s government plans to crackdown on migration to Germany from elsewhere in the European Union.

The proposal comes amid accusations that Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants have abused Europe’s largest economy’s welfare system. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/angela-merkel-follows-david-camerons-footsteps-eu-migrant-crackdown-1462847

Back in October of 2010, Angela Merkel called multiculturalism a total failure (see Germany’s Merkel: Multiculturalism a Total Failure).  So, the proposal related to immigrants in Europe is not a surprise.

Notice also the following:

Chancellor Angela Merkel described atrocities committed by Isis in Iraq as genocide on Wednesday, going further than other western leaders in her condemnation of the group.  http://www.thelocal.de/20140827/merkel-accuses-isis-in-iraq-of-genocide

She is starting to take the lead.

Angela Merkel is backing a change to the current world order–the world order where the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are basically on top.  She is getting involved in many international matters–more so than most other German leaders have since World War II.

Angela Merkel helped bail out Greece, put in a plan to basically save the Euro (see German Courts Approve Euro Support while EU’s José Barroso wants ‘democratic federation of nation states’), backed Jean Claude Juncker to elected President of the European Commission, has been meeting with China (see Angela Merkel to China again; any ramifications for the USA, Australia, or New Zealand?), has been pushing German technology, has been engaged in diplomatic negotiations with Russia, and is looking at defeating the Islamic State.  And while several of these actions have been in cooperation with the USA and UK, not all have, and she is ‘taking the offensive’ as some have noted.

Jesus spoke about the coming final time of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24), which happens during the ‘time of Jacob’s trouble’ (Jeremiah 30:7).  The end time descendants of Jacob (Genesis 48) have led the current world order for the past couple of centuries, but now we are getting closer to a world order led by Gentiles, like Germany.

The UK was on top for a while, but not longer. The world is changing and the USA is simply not as strong of a leader as it once was. A new world order is beginning to form.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany’s Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy
Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
European Technology and the Beast of Revelation Will the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies? Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? Here is a related YouTube video: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? Some claim that these passages refer to a gathering of 10 currently existing nations together, while one group teaches that this is referring to 11 nations getting together. Is that what Revelation 17:12-13 refers to? The ramifications of misunderstanding this are enormous.
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Could He Become “the Beast”? What makes the German Defense Minister a candidate?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
British are the Covenant People What do ‘British’ and ‘Britain’ mean in Hebrew? Are the descendants of the Anglo-Saxons people of the covenant? Does the British royal family connect to the throne of David? What does the Bible teach? What does history show us? Is there any DNA evidence related to British-Israelism? When did Christianity make it to the British Isles? Could Jeremiah have made it to the British Isles? What type of Christians made it to the British Isles? Did the last King of England believe in British Israelism?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition.

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream and God has a plan

August 28th, 2014

COGwriter

51 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech. Here is some of what Dr. King said on August 28, 1963:

Now is the time to lift our ion from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children…

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood…

I have a dream that my four little children will me day live in a nations where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character…

I have a dream today . . . I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain will be made low. The rough places wild be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope.

Let me state that “God has a plan.” God, however, does sometimes also use dreams (see Dreams, the Bible, and the Continuing Church of God), but that is not to say that God directly gave one to Martin Luther King, Jr.

God sent His Son who taught against racial injustice and who was willing to not only violate certain segregation practices (John 4:7-9), He also praised those of a race that the religious leaders shunned (Luke 10:30-37; 17:15-19).

God has a plan where former enemies will come together of different ethnicities (Isaiah 19:23-25).

God has a plan where people will be judged, not by outward appearance (1 Samuel 16:7) nor power (Revelation 20:12), but by their character (1 Samuel 16:7; Romans 2:16) and works (Revelation 20:12-13).

God has a plan where:

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:4-5, KJV)

God has a plan which will result in people of every nation and race will be saved:

9…I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Revelation 7:9-10)

God has a plan where people of every nation will be able to rule:

9…You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:9-10)

God has a plan where “all flesh shall see the salvation of God” (Luke 3:6).

God has a plan.

And His plan will come to pass (Acts 2:21; Proverbs 19:21; Isaiah 46:10).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

God’s Grace is For All Is being Jewish a hindrance to salvation? What about not being a descendant of Israel? What does the Bible really teach? Here is a link to a related sermon titled Race and Grace; Do you view race as God does?
Do You Practice Mithraism? Many practices and doctrines that mainstream so-called Christian groups have are the same or similar to those of the sun-god Mithras. December 25th was celebrated as his birthday. Do you follow Mithraism combined with the Bible or original Christianity? A sermon video from Vatican City is titled Church of Rome, Mithras, and Isis?
Dreams, the Bible, and the Continuing Church of God Does God still use dreams? Did He use any involving those in the Continuing Church of God?
What is Your Destiny? Deification? Did the Early Church Teach That Christians Would Become God? What is your ultimate destiny? What does the Bible teach? Is deification only a weird or cultic idea? Are you to rule the universe? Here is a link to the video sermon What is Your Destiny?
What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know? Does God actually have a plan for YOU personally? There is also a video titled What is the meaning of your life?
Hope of Salvation: How the Continuing Church of God differ from most Protestants How the real Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background.
Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this? Will all good things be restored? Will God call everyone? Will everyone have an opportunity for salvation? Does God’s plan of salvation take rebellion and spiritual blindness into account? Related sermon videos include Universal Offer of Salvation I: God is love  and Universal Offer of Salvation II: The Age to Come and the ‘Little Flock’ and Universal Offer of Salvation III: All Are to Know Jesus, But When? and Universal Offer of Salvation IV: Will the Guilty be Pardoned? and Universal Offer of Salvation V: All Israel Will be Saved?

Kiev says shells from Russian-side of border hit east Ukraine today, despite peace talks, and territory falls to pro-Russian separatists

August 27th, 2014


Ukrainian T-84 Tank (Vitaly Kuzmin)

COGwriter

Pro-Russian forces took a town today after the Kiev government in Ukraine said shells out of Russia hit east Ukraine today:

August 27, 2014

KYIV—The battle for Ukraine’s strategic coastline intensified Wednesday as pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after three days of heavy shelling.

The fall of Novoazovsk, a resort town of 40,000 on the Sea of Azov, is a strategic move as the town sits on the road linking Russia to the Ukrainian port of Mariupol and Crimea on the Black Sea.

Rebels in eastern Ukraine also appear to have seized swathes of territory from government forces.

Reports from journalists say Ukrainian forces abandoned vehicles and ammunition as they retreated from the advancing rebel forces.  http://www.voanews.com/content/ukraine-says-armored-personnel-carriers-entered-ukraine-from-russia/2429496.html

August 27, 2014

KYIV— Ukrainian security forces Wednesday reported increased Russian-supported military activity in eastern Ukraine as the leaders of the two countries met to discuss a possible peace plan. Russia says economic concerns remain a sticking point during negotiations with Ukraine.

Ukrainian national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters in Kyiv Wednesday about increased shelling of Ukrainian territory coming from across the border in Russia a day earlier and the movement of Russian troops.

“Russia continues to build up its military presence at their border,” he said. “During the last 24 hours, Russian military vehicles concentrated in border districts mostly in the Rostov region,” he said.

Lysenko said intelligence sources reported increased activity of Russian forces in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.

Moscow denies supporting pro-Russian separatists battling Ukrainian armed forces in eastern Ukraine.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladmir Putin met Tuesday in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to discuss the conflict and other issues of contention between their two countries.

A statement from the Ukrainian president’s office Wednesday said the two sides discussed the closing of the border to “prevent the movement of armored vehicles, mercenaries and ammunition.”

In a press briefing following the Minsk meeting, President Putin called the conflict a domestic issue for Ukraine but said Russia will participate in efforts to stop the bloodshed.

“Russia will do everything to support this peaceful process, if it will start,” he said.  “From our point of view, this process should start immediately,” he said.

Putin also called for renewed dialogue on outstanding trade issues, including the implementation of an agreement creating stronger ties between Ukraine and the European Union that Putin said poses a “significant risk” to the Russian economy.

Ukraine’s former Russian-backed president, Victor Yanukovich, had refused to sign the deal, sparking protests in Kyiv in February that eventually led to his resignation and significantly raised tensions with Moscow and pro-Russian Ukrainians, setting the scene for the present conflict.  http://www.voanews.com/content/ukraine-says-armored-personnel-carriers-entered-ukraine-from-russia/2429496.html

In my view, Vladimir Putin is attempting to figure out how far he can safely go without excessively provoking the West, while he is seeing how far Kiev will bend to accommodate some of his objectives. Most in the West do not realize how bad Russia wants Ukraine, and what is happening now are simply interim steps–steps to pressure Ukraine to accommodate Russia.

Russia essentially wants to influence and/or acquire all the territory of Ukraine.

Russia’s President Putin basically believes that the West poses a threat to his nation and that if all of Ukraine goes into the European Union (which is what the government of Kiev wants), it will thus militarily align with the West (which is what it is in the process of doing). Russia does not want NATO closer.

But this is having the opposite reaction as far as NATO is concerned:

The 28 NATO members are preparing for their summit meeting in Wales in early September. The main topic of discussion: the notion of collective defense in light of Russia’s recent actions against Ukraine. Simply put, NATO’s collective defense posture means that an attack on one of its 28 members is an attack on all of them. http://www.voanews.com/content/nato-plots-defense-against-russia/2427364.html

And NATO is now planning to put NATO forces closer to Russia.

August 27, 2014

NATO is to deploy its forces at new bases in Eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics, according to its secretary general. http://www.kyivpost.com/content/world/the-guardian-nato-plans-east-european-bases-to-counter-russian-threat-362162.html

That being said, NATO has avoided direct military action against Russia related to Ukraine or the annexation of Crimea.  Ukraine is not a member of NATO and Vladimir Putin wishes it to remain out of it.  Part of what Vladimir Putin appears to be doing now is determining if it is better to be more aggressive to attempt to support east Ukrainian separatists and risk Ukraine going into NATO or wait until a ‘better time’ if Ukraine will not become part of NATO until possibly much later in the future.

Many in parts of Ukraine and Russia are descendents from the ancient Medes.  Despite the talks between Ukraine and the Europeans, those called Medes are biblically prophesied to destroy the final European Babylonian power (Isaiah 13:1, 17-19; Jeremiah 51:11).

From not stopping shelling coming across from Russia, to supplying the separatists’ supplies, to meeting with the Ukrainian government, these acts seem to be showing that Vladimir Putin still has plans for Ukraine and indicates he is working under the hope to be able to influence/control all of it (though he may be satisfied with some pieces along the east).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Russia and Ukraine: Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end? You can also watch the short video Ukraine in Prophecy?
Russia in the Bible and in Prophecy Is Russia mentioned in the Bible? It it is where is it? Is there any evidence of a people moving to the land that the Russians now occupy? What do Catholic and other prophecies say about Russia? What does the Bible teach? How are Protestants often in error on this? Is there more in biblical prophecy for Russia than war? Does God have a plan to save Russia and her allies? Does Russia have a history involving Sabbath keepers? Does scripture tie Russia in with Armageddon? Will Russia help defeat the end time Babylonian power? What did the Apostle John, and the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Daniel, write about Russia? This is a sermon-length video.
Ezekiel 38: For Russia & Iran in Our Day? Is Ezekiel 38 about to be fufilled? A related video is available titled Ezekiel 38: For Russia, Ukraine, & Iran Now?
Bible News Prophecy July-Sept. 2014: The Coming Eurasian Union Here is the latest magazine from the Continuing Church of God. The cover of which shows Vladimir Putin and features an article about the coming Eurasian Union.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
European Technology and the Beast of Revelation Will the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies? Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? Here is a related YouTube video: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? Some claim that these passages refer to a gathering of 10 currently existing nations together, while one group teaches that this is referring to 11 nations getting together. Is that what Revelation 17:12-13 refers to? The ramifications of misunderstanding this are enormous.  A related sermon is titled Ten Kings of Revelation and the Great Tribulation.
World War III: Steps in Progress Are there surprising actions going on now that are leading to WWIII? Might a nuclear attack be expected? Does the Bible promise protection to all or only some Christians? How can you be part of those that will be protected? A related video would be Is World War III About to Begin? Can You Escape?
Wars, rumors of wars, and the Apocalypse Jesus foretold a time before the end where there would be wars and rumors of wars. The Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) warns of the red horseman of war. Now, even secular writers, like Larry Edelson, are worried that wars and rumors of war are the most menacing problem that now haunts the earth? Are they right? What is the solution? This is a sermonette-length video.
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here is a link to a video, also titled Is Russia the King of the North?
The Eurasian Union, the Kings of the East, and Bible Prophecy Is there a Eurasian union that will be formed? Is one being formed right now? Are any leaders working on that in the 21st century? Does the Bible teach that there will be a Eurasian union? If some type of Eurasian union is formed, who might it benefit and who will it destroy? A related video would be Is The Eurasian Union Rising?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany’s Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people? Here is a link to a video Is the USA Pushing Germany to Start WWIII?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition.

Islamic State slaughters more and threatens drones against Israel and USA

August 27th, 2014


Rendition of US RQ-170 Stealth Drone (© TruthDowser / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL)

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The group calling itself the Islamic State continues to slaughter and sometimes is getting slaughtered:

August 27, 2014

(Reuters) – Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on the Internet and on Twitter by supporters showed on Wednesday.

Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda, stormed Tabqa air base near Raqqa city on Sunday after days of fighting with the army that cost more than 500 lives, according to monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.  …

Raqqa is a stronghold of Islamic State, and some people celebrated in the city after the capture of the air base.

The Observatory said at least 346 Islamic State fighters were killed and more than 170 members of the security forces had died in five days of fighting over the base, making it one of the deadliest clashes between the two groups since the start of Syria’s war.  http://www.aol.com/article/2014/08/27/isis-executes-soldiers-takes-hostages-at-syria-base/20953082/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D521184

August 27, 2014

ZURICH—Atrocities, including the use of chemical weapons, are being committed by the Syrian government forces, the extremist Islamic State group and other armed groups, causing immeasurable suffering among Syria’s civilian population, a United Nations report published Wednesday said.

The report, conducted by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry, said Syrian government forces used chemical agents, most likely chlorine, in western Syria on eight separate occasions in April and May. The use of chemical weapons is prohibited under international law and is a war crime.

A large influx of foreign fighters and the success of extremist groups, including the jihadist Islamic State, have contributed to the increasing in violence in Syria, the U.N. report said, adding there is a “palpable” risk of the conflict spreading.

“Hundreds of civilians are dying each day as the fighting goes on with no regard to law or to conscience,” said Paulo Pinheiro, head of the commission. http://online.wsj.com/articles/syrian-army-and-islamic-state-committing-war-crimes-says-u-n-1409142165

The Islamic State has threatened to hit Israel and the USA using drones:

August 26, 2014

A member of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS) has threatened that the organization would soon use unmanned drones to attack Israel.

The IS member, a Canadian who left his country to fight alongside the IS in the areas of Iraq and Syria it declared to be an Islamic Caliphate, claimed on Twitter that the group was developing these drones and that they would be unveiled in the near future.

He further said that engineers who studied in the West are working on the drones.

IS, he wrote, is expected to make use of these drones to attack targets in Baghdad, Kurdistan, Syria, “occupied Palestine” and the United States.

He added that the drones used to attack targets in the United States would be launched from Mexico.  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184425#.U_3fGZt0xMy

Is that possible? Well, Iran showed a drone looking like the one above after it essentially copied a USA one.  Perhaps the Islamic State or some associated with it could do something similar.  Notice also the following:

August 26, 2014 4:20 PM

As the U.S. begins surveillance flights over Syria to track Sunni extremists who claim responsibility for beheading American journalist James Foley, there are mixed messages coming out of Washington over whether the Islamic State (IS) could attack U.S. soil.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel  called IS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an “imminent threat.” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warned that the group is willing and able to “hit the homeland.” But are these threats overstated?  And what should be done to thwart them?

“Increasingly, I have seen stronger relations between the al-Qaida affiliate al- Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) with ISIS,” said Max Abrahms , assistant professor of public policy and terrorist expert at Northeastern University.

AQAP may be a smaller group, he says, but they are much better at making bombs.

“AQAP have tried to bomb us numerous times, so the biggest fear, I think, is that ISIS is going to be influenced by a group like AQAP and then strike the West,” he said.  http://www.voanews.com/content/us-eyes-islamic-state-threat/2428993.html

The USA and Israel could be affected by drone attacks.  They could be significant if they carry nuclear warheads, nuclear waste (a so-called ‘dirty bomb,’ which has terroristic potential), or an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bomb.

But if any drone were to hit the USA with any bomb, those in the USA would be alarmed.  And this could trigger massive retaliation from the USA.

Notice something that the old WCG reported decades ago:

Terrorists have become the means by which some powerful nations, desiring to avoid unwanted escalation or public outcry, can punish their enemies at a relatively small cost.

These modern-day guns-for-hire also provide the same service for smaller nations that may fear a direct confrontation with a major power.

Many nations make no bones about their connections to terrorist groups. Syria, Libya, Iraq and South Yemen all see no objection in directly aiding terrorism. (Taylor D. TERRORISM the Worst Is Yet to Come! Plain Truth, May 1984)

Worse terrorism happened since that came out.

While the Islamic State and/or other groups may or may not use drones, more terrorism will happen (Leviticus 26:14-17; Deuteronomy 32:25; Ezekiel 21:12; Proverbs 1:25-27).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

The Prophesied ‘Islamic’ Confederation Where is an Islamic caliphate prophesied? Will one happen? Should you be concerned about it? Here is a link to a related video video: Will an Arabic Calphiphate Destroy the West?
Iraq, the King of the South, Armageddon, and Prophecy
What will happen to Iraq? Is it the prophesied Mystery Babylon? What is Armageddon and how does that have to do with Iraq? Here is a related video Iraq, Armageddon, & Prophecy.
Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria. This is a YouTube video.
The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27 This prophecy could give up to 3 1/2 years advance notice of the coming Great Tribulation. Will most ignore or misunderstand its fulfillment? Here is a link to a related sermon video Daniel 9:27 and the Start of the Great Tribulation.
Iran in Prophecy Is Iran in Bible prophecy? If so, what does the Bible teach? What names, other than Persia, may be used to describe Iran? There is also a YouTube video titled Iran in Prophecy. Here is a related video Iran In Prophecy.
Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims? An item of possibly related interest in the Spanish language would be: Líderes iraníes condenan la hipocresía de Occidente y declaran que ahora es tiempo para prepararse para el Armagedón, la guerra, y el Imán Mahdi.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.
Libya, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in Prophecy What is ahead for North Africa? What does the Bible teach?
Gaza and the Palestinians in Bible Prophecy What does the Bible teach about Gaza and the fate of the Palestinians? Here is a link to a related video: Gaza and Palestine in Prophecy.
World War III: Steps in Progress Are there surprising actions going on now that are leading to WWIII? Might a nuclear attack be expected? Does the Bible promise protection to all or only some Christians? How can you be part of those that will be protected? A related video would be Is World War III About to Begin? Can You Escape?
Wars, rumors of wars, and the Apocalypse Jesus foretold a time before the end where there would be wars and rumors of wars. The Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) warns of the red horseman of war. Now, even secular writers, like Larry Edelson, are worried that wars and rumors of war are the most menacing problem that now haunts the earth? Are they right? What is the solution? This is a sermonette-length video.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition.

500 earthquakes hit Iceland, today

August 27th, 2014


Bardarbunga Volcano Located Below Upper Left Corner of Largest White Glacial Region Above

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Iceland is having a lot of earthquakes near the location of one of its volcanoes:

August 27, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.Iceland’s Met Office says two earthquakes measuring over magnitude 5 shook the volcano under the vast Vatnajokull glacier on Wednesday. Some 500 quakes have hit the area since midnight.  http://www.seattlepi.com/news/world/article/Earthquakes-rock-Iceland-volcano-5715474.php

The rate of earthquakes has accelerated greatly in certain areas since 2009.  Here is a USA report:

A new United States Geological Survey study has found that middle America between Alabama and Montana is experiencing an “unprecedented” and “almost certainly manmade” increase in earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or greater. In 2011, there were 134 events of that size. That’s six times more than were normally seen during the 20th century. While the changes in the area’s seismicity began in 2001, the trend has really accelerated since 2009, the geologists note. (Madrigal A. Middle America Is Experiencing a Massive Increase in 3.0+ Earthquakes. The Atlantic, April 6, 2012. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/middle-america-is-experiencing-a-massive-increase-in-30-earthquakes/255568/

Jesus discussed earthquakes in His Olivet prophecy (a series of prophetic statements He made on the Mount of Olives).

Jesus taught that prior to the great tribulation, during a time called “the beginning of sorrows,” that His followers would notice earthquakes:

7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8, NKJV throughout unless otherwise indicated).

8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)

11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. (Luke 21:11)

Now, these earthquakes happen prior to the start of the Great Tribulation (which is listed as beginning in Matthew 24:21, Mark 13:19, and Luke 21:23). More information on the Great Tribulation and the “beginning of sorrows” can be found in the article Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2014, 2015, or 2016? For years, I have wondered if the “beginning of sorrows” began in 2009, and the acceleration of certain earthquakes may be confirming that.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Earthquakes Today and Bible Prophecy Contains a cool up-to-the-hour update of earthquakes around the world from USGS. It also explains what did Jesus teach about earthquakes and how the Bible describes “the big one” (as well as when it is expected).
Islands and Bible Prophecy What’s ahead for islands? What does the Bible prophesy about them?
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
Weather Blessings and Sorrows Are weather problems a warning? What should be done? Here is a related YouTube video Does God Use Weather?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2021 or 20xx?
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?

Australian researchers accused of falsifying ‘global warming’ data

August 27th, 2014


NASA’s Report of Temperature Trends in Antarctica

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Does all the data in the world point to global warming?  No.  But now there is evidence that some of the claimed data that was supposed to support that was faked.  A reader tipped me off to this:

August 27, 2014

DAVID Karoly’s ad hominem dismissal of a serious challenge to the official reconstruction of Australia’s temperature record is pathetic (“Amateurs challenging bureau climate figures’’, 26/8). Readers will appreciate that when observational data do not conform to theory, then some, without good reason, dismiss the data.
At issue, as Jennifer Marohasy identified, is that for a number of locations where long records are available, the long-term trends in the original observations are significantly different from the trends of the reconstructed data. Whether there are continental-wide or regional trends is an important component of the global warming debate.

In challenging the validity of the BOM methodology, surely Dr Marohasy is entitled to respect from her peers; it is also behoven of the government to rationalise and publicly explain why the “official” reconstructed temperature trends depart so much from original observations available on the BOM website.

William Kininmonth, Kew, Vic

THE Bureau of Meteorology’s homogenisation of temperature records reminds me of an old statistician’s joke. If you put one foot in a bucket of iced water and the other on a red hot stove, on average you’ll be comfortable.

Helen J Wilson, Fernleigh, NSW

BY demanding that all criticism of climate alarmism be subjected to peer review, David Karoly implies that only those initiated into the scientific priesthood be allowed to speak and everyone else is dismissed as ignorant.

His case would be stronger if the initiated had not made so many alarmist predictions despite peer review. Good science should produce good predictions, yet two decades of bad peer-reviewed predictions tell us we are not dealing with good science.

It is increasingly clear that unexceptional minor climate change was blown out of proportion and a frantic scramble to protect reputations and funding is now under way.

Doug Hurst, Chapman, ACT http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/letters/challengers-to-altered-climate-data-deserve-respect/story-fn558imw-1227037857843?nk=6660f99dd006b5d9316c27b4deb3ae89

Australian Bureau of Meteorology accused of Criminally Adjusted Global Warming
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been caught red-handed manipulating temperature data to show “global warming” where none actually exists.

At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was “homogenized” (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century.

At Rutherglen, Victoria, a cooling trend of -0.35 degrees C per century was magically transformed at the stroke of an Australian meteorologist’s pen into a warming trend of 1.73 degrees C per century.

Last year, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology made headlines in the liberal media by claiming that 2013 was Australia’s hottest year on record. This prompted Australia’s alarmist-in-chief Tim Flannery – an English literature graduate who later went on to earn his scientific credentials with a PhD in palaeontology, digging up ancient kangaroo bones – to observe that global warming in Australia was “like climate change on steroids.”

But we now know, thanks to research by Australian scientist Jennifer Marohasy, that the hysteria this story generated was based on fabrications and lies.

Though the Bureau of Meteorology has insisted its data adjustments are “robust”, it has been unable to come up with a credible explanation as to why it translated real-world data showing a cooling trend into homogenized data showing a warming trend.

She wrote:

“Repetition is a propaganda technique. The deletion of information from records, and the use of exaggeration and half-truths, are others. The Bureau of Meteorology uses all these techniques, while wilfully ignoring evidence that contradicts its own propaganda.’’

This is a global problem. Earlier this year, Breitbart reported that similarly dishonest adjustments had been made to temperature records by NASA and NOAA. Similarly implicated are the UK temperature records of the Met Office Hadley Centre and at Phil “Climategate” Jones’s disgraced Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

One of the many disingenuous arguments used by climate alarmists against sceptics is mockingly to accuse them of being conspiracy theorists. “How could global warming possibly not be a problem when all the world’s temperature data sets from Australia to the US to the UK clearly show that it is? Are you seriously suggesting that so many different scientists and so many distinguished institutions from across the globe would collude in such a massive lie?” their argument runs.

Our answer: yes we bloody well are.  http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/08/25/Australian-Bureau-of-Meteorology-accused-of-Criminally-Adjusted-Global-Warming

While I do not wish to be highly involved in the debate about ‘global warming,’ I will state that scientists, experts, and other leaders are supposed to tell the truth.  However, with the politicization of issues such as climate, the economy, and homosexuality in the 21st century, we are in a situation where one sometimes  must have a certain skepticism with many beliefs that the mainstream purports as absolute fact.

The Bible clearly teaches:

8… all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)

As far as global warming goes, burning anything causes heat.  Increasingly burning fuels of any sort will cause that.  How much is needed to affect the planet and climate, as well as what the alternatives are, can be the subject of legitimate political debate–if those involved all tell the truth.

That being said, the Bible does teach that humans will be punished for destroying the earth and that a time of high heat is coming:

8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory. (Revelation 16:8-9)

18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come,
And the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints,
And those who fear Your name, small and great,
And should destroy those who destroy the earth (Revelation 11:18).

Humans were supposed to oversee, tend, and keep the earth (Genesis 1:28-30; 2:15), not destroy it.

But because humans will (Matthew 24:21-22), Jesus will come and the Kingdom of God will fix the problems.

Does God Use Weather? Are weather calamities totally random? Does God control the weather? What does the Bible say? Are there biblical prophecies for weather blessings and weather curses? Are those affected by hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, droughts, and floods necessarily worse sinners than those not as affect? Does God use weather to try to get people to change or repent? This is a video.
Weather Blessings and Sorrows Are weather problems a warning? What should be done?
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse What do each of the four horseman of the Apocalypse represent? Have they began their ride? Did Jesus discuss the any of this? Might their rides coincide with the “beginning of sorrows? Do they start their ride prior to the Great Tribulation? Did Nostradamus or any other ‘private prophets’ write predictions that may mislead people so that they may not understand the truth of one or more of the four horseman? There is also a related YouTube video titled The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting. A related sermon is Confess to God and truly repent.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language video The Great Tribulation Will Not Begin Before 2017.
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2021 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up?

Former Attorney General Warns that Faith is Being Limited in UK

August 26th, 2014


Dominic Grieve (Attorney General’s Office)

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The UK’s Former Attorney General believes his country has a problem with Christianity:

August 26, 2014

A former UK attorney general says in an interview that Christians in Britain are forced to hide their beliefs because of an “aggressive form of secularism” to “push faith out of the public sphere.”

Dominic Grieve, a practicing Anglican, said he finds it unnatural for people to be persecuted for expressing their beliefs…

He noted that some public sector workers have been disciplined for displaying their faith at work.

There were also high profile cases where people have been banned from wearing crosses at work or dismissed for not doing tasks that are against their religious beliefs.

Grieve believes that Christianity is a “powerful force for good” in modern Britain and Christians should stand on what they believe. …

Grieve lost his government post during a cabinet reshuffle in July…

Religion does seem to take a backseat in UK politics. Two the three major party leaders, Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, are self-proclaimed atheists.

Prime Minister David Cameron who sometimes attends Church of England services has said that his own faith is “like patchy reception of Magic FM in the Chilterns… it comes and goes.”  http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/former-uk-attorney-general-says-british-christians-forced-to-hide-beliefs-26184

Here is some of what the Bible teaches about atheists and leaders:

1 The fool has said in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; (Psalms 53:1)

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16).

9  The look on their countenance witnesses against them,
And they declare their sin as Sodom;
They do not hide it.
Woe to their soul!
For they have brought evil upon themselves.

12 As for My people, children are their oppressors,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err,
And destroy the way of your paths. (Isaiah 3:9, 12)

The UK is tending more towards leaders that are leading them the wrong direction.  The same is true of the USA, etc.  In both the UK and USA the government has taken steps to attempt to compel people to do things against their religious beliefs.

It seems like this would be a good time to also post the following:

One of the biggest hotel chains in Britain has decided to remove all Bibles from its rooms to avoid offending people with other beliefs to the consternation of the Church of England.

Travelodge, which operates 500 hotels, says the Bibles were removed for “diversity reasons,” defended itself by saying the country is increasing in multicultural influences…

Travelodge later said that the removal of Bibles from hotel rooms was a policy decided upon in 2007. It has been gradually implementing the policy through the years.

Travelodge is the first hotel chain in Britain to remove Bibles. In 2012, an independent hotel replaced the Bible with the erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.  http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/hotel-chain-in-uk-removes-bibles-from-rooms-for-sake-of-diversity-26087

Bibles are in less USA hotel rooms than they used to be as well.  Many do not care for the messages in the Bible, so this is not a surprise to me.  Actually, since the UK and much of the USA have endorsed homosexual marriage, we should expect to see less Bibles in hotel rooms and/or some improper ‘translations’ that are less offensive to those pushing the homosexual agenda.

Liberal Western societies are not as open as many seem to pretend.  The discouraging of people’s speech seems to have been prophesied:

28 And there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, Causing them to err. (Isaiah 30:28)

The  ‘political correctness’ movement seems to have been prophesied.

What should the true leaders of God’s people, in the lands dominated by the descendants of Jacob, be doing now?  Should we be “politically correct’?  Or should we:

1 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)

The Bible tells of a time, which to a degree we are now in, when a certain amount of self-censorship will be needed:

2 For I know your manifold transgressions
And your mighty sins:
Afflicting the just and taking bribes;
Diverting the poor from justice at the gate.
13 Therefore the prudent keep silent at that time,
For it is an evil time. (Amos 5:12-13)

And while some COG groups overly “keep silent,” hence pull-punches in proclamation, the reality is that there is not truly full freedom of truthful speech in countries like the USA without consequences.  And this time will come when some things will be prudent to be silent about.

However, the work will be done and it will trigger persecution (cf. Daniel 11:30-35).  Jesus warned:

9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.  10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  (Matthew 24:9-10)

Other restrictions are coming.

The Bible talks about the fact that God will finish the work and cut it short (Roman 9:28). Notice also the following which could be related to that:

11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12)

The above could only happen in the 21st century if the internet was down and/or internet content related to the truth of God was no longer permitted. Governments are taking steps, including espionage and cyber warfare research, which could bring that about.  Removing Bibles from hotel rooms is only an exceedingly small part of this, but does show that an attitude in society is developing to reduce biblical influence.

I believe that the warning in Amos 8:11-12 is a reference to at least a coming internet censorship.  This is likely to start just before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), also called the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21).

Perhaps under the guise of “neutrality,” perhaps under the guise of “The Patriot Act,” perhaps under the guise of “public welfare,” perhaps because of alleged “intolerance,” calling parts of the COG message “hate speech” and/or national security threats/issues, something will be done to stop perhaps all of the organized media efforts to proclaim biblical truths. A short work will be done (Romans 10:14-15), which will trigger the end (Matthew 24:14), and likely then the famine of the word (Amos 8:11-12).

Those on Satan’s side will try to silence those who stand for the Bible (cf. Daniel 7:25), and while there will be some ‘successes’ that way, God’s plan will be implemented and ultimately, His kingdom will come (cf. Daniel 7:26-27).

The ‘political correctness’ movement has already affected the UK and USA.  But, sadly, has more steps to go (see also The Final Phase of the Work and Persecutions by Church and State).

Some items of related interest may include:

Hope of Salvation: How the Continuing Church of God differ from most Protestants How the real Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background. As far as some changes affecting Protestantism, watch the video Charismatic Kenneth Copeland and Anglican Tony Palmer: Protestants Beware!
Beware: Protestants Going Towards Ecumenical Destruction! What is going on in the Protestant world? Are Protestants turning back to their ‘mother church’ in Rome? Does the Bible warn about this? What are Catholic plans and prophecies related to this? Is Protestantism doomed?
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change?
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There is also a YouTube video on this, titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
What is the Origin of the Cross as a ‘Christian’ Symbol? Was the cross used as a venerated symbol by the early Church? A related YouTube video would be Origin of the Cross.
Persecutions by Church and State This article documents some that have occurred against those associated with the COGs and some prophesied to occur. Will those with the cross be the persecutors or the persecuted–this article has the shocking answer. There is also a YouTube video sermon you can watch: The Coming Persecution of the Church. Here is information in the Spanish language: Persecuciones de la Iglesia y el Estado.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work. The written article has been translated into Spanish La Fase Final de la Obra.
Leading the Final Phase of the Work Matthew 24:14 teaches “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come ” will be fulfilled and RCG is not the group doing this. Who is leading the final phase of the work? What did Herbert Armstrong and the old WCG teach about that and about prophets? Does Bob Thiel meet the criteria that the Bible and the old WCG set? What is the proof? What has the Continuing Church of God been doing?  This is a sermonette length video.


Middle East war news and Temple Institute’s proposed solution

August 26th, 2014


Temple Institute, Jerusalem

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The Israelis and USA are bombing in the Middle East and the USA is also going to fly surveillance over Syria:

August 26, 2014

Palestinian officials say Israeli airstrikes have killed two people in a wave of attacks that also included bombing two high-rise buildings.

One airstrike early Tuesday destroyed much of a 15-story office and apartment tower in Gaza City, wounding at least 20 people.

Israel had warned people to leave the area — a tactic the military has used repeatedly before attacking sites where it says militants have been operating.

An Israeli military spokesman reported more rockets being fired at Israel, including one intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system over Tel Aviv.

Meanwhile, Egypt is again appealing to Israel and Hamas to enact a cease-fire and return to negotiating an end to the fighting that erupted on July 8.  http://www.voanews.com/content/israeli-airstrikes-kill-2-destroy-high-rise-building/2428180.html

August 26, 2014
A senior White House official says President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria.

The official said late Monday that Obama has not approved any military action, but that the U.S. is preparing military options for combating the Islamic State fighters who have taken over large areas in eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.

U.S. planes have been carrying out airstrikes in Iraq, helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces take back territory from the militants, including a dam in Mosul that is key to providing power to many in Iraq.

Pentagon officials have expressed the need to go after the Islamic State group on both sides of the border.

The operation is complicated by the ongoing civil war in Syria.  White House officials say Obama does not want U.S. action to be seen as aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has repeatedly blamed “terrorists” for the conflict that has raged in his country for more than three years. http://www.voanews.com/content/us-official-obama-approves-surveillance-flights-over-syria/2428135.html

26 August 2014

A car bomb has exploded in a mainly Shi’ite neighborhood in Iraq’s capital, killing at least 10 people and wounding 31 others.

The blast Tuesday hit the New Baghdad area during the morning rush hour.

The attack comes a day after a series of blasts in Iraq killed at least 20 people, including 11 at a Shi’ite mosque in the same neighborhood as Tuesday’s bombing.

Iraq has been struggling to cope with a surge in violence this year that has left more than 10,000 people dead, while militants from the Islamic State group have taken control of wide areas in the northern and western part of the country.

The United States and other nations have stressed the importance of Iraq installing a new government that represents Iraq’s minorities as a key part in restoring stability. http://www.voanews.com/content/biden-iraq-political-progress-bringing-international-support/2428152.html

Is the solution to conflict the Egyptian proposed cease-fire?  No.

Is the solution bombing ISIS? No.

Is the solution flying surveillance over Syria? No.

Is the solution the new Iraqi government? No.

There are also problems in Libya and elsewhere that violence will not resolve.

The Temple Institute has its own proposed solution:

 ARE YOU READY?

Are you ready for the peace we all long for in the Middle East?

The Third Temple in Jerusalem will be the House of Prayer for all nations. Every prophet of Israel, without exception, prophesied that the Temple would be rebuilt, ushering a new era of universal harmony and peace. The “movement” to rebuild the Holy Temple was born almost 2,000 years ago, at the moment of the Second Temple’s Destruction.

After millennia of yearning, only one organization is paving the way for the rebuilding of the Temple. The Temple Institute, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is a research organization dedicated to the preparing for the construction of the Third Temple, including the recreation of 60 sacred Temple vessels ready for use once the Temple is rebuilt. These include the High Priest’s breastplate featuring the twelve precious stones of the tribes of Israel, the half-ton golden menorah, and the musical instrument of the Levitical choir.

Now is time for one of its most ambitious projects yet: completing architectural plans for the actual construction, fusing ancient texts and modern technology. While strictly adhering to the religious requirements set forth in Biblical texts, the Third Temple will also be equipped with every modern amenity: full computerization, underground parking, temperature control, elevators, docks for public transportation, wheelchair access, and much more.

IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO WAIT AND PRAY FOR THE THIRD TEMPLE. IT IS A BIBLICAL OBLIGATION TO BUILD IT. https://www.templeinstitute.org/events.htm viewed 08/26/14

The ‘third temple’ that the Bible tells of does not get built until after Jesus returns.  This does not mean that the Jews cannot possibly build another one prior to that, but it will NOT lead to peace in the Middle East.

Short of worldwide repentance, the ONLY WAY to bring peace to the Middle East and the rest of the world is the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God.

Although the Bible tells of a multi-year peace deal coming to the Middle East (Daniel 9:27), it will be broken 3 1/2 years after it is confirmed by a certain leader (Daniel 9:27; 11:31; see also The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27).

Interim steps by governments and leaders will have various affects, but they will not prevent the coming of the Great Tribulation and the destruction of nations such as the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (see Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves?).

UPDATE 1515 EDT: There was an interim step agreed to today:

Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a Gaza ceasefire, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday. Egyptian and Palestinian officials said the truce was to take effect at 7 pm (1600 GMT) …

Minutes before the Egyptian-brokered truce began at 1600 GMT, a rocket fired by Palestinian militants killed one person in an Israeli kibbutz, or collective farm, near the Gaza border, police said.

Palestinian and Egyptian officials said the deal calls for an indefinite halt to hostilities, the immediate opening of Gaza’s blockaded crossings with Israel and Egypt and a widening of the territory’s fishing zone in the Mediterranean. …

“Today we declare the victory of the resistance, today we declare the victory of Gaza,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.

Israel gave a low-key response to the truce. http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/26/israeli-air-strikes-target-more-gaza-high-rises

While cessation of violence should be a good thing, war is NOT over involving Israel and the Palestinians.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Por qué no se requiere un templo judío en Jerusalén?
The Red Heifer, Jewish Beliefs, and the End of the World The Temple Institute is watching a ‘red heifer.’ Why might this be important in the sequence of end time events? Here is a related link in the Spanish language Novilla roja descubierta en EE.UU. e Instituto del Templo está interesado en ella. Here is a related video in English The Red Heifer and the End of the World.
Location of the Prophesied Physical Temple Leroy Neff gives his rationalse for the location of the coming temple.
The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27 This prophecy could give up to 3 1/2 years advance notice of the coming Great Tribulation. Will most ignore or misunderstand its fulfillment? Here is a link to a related sermon video Daniel 9:27 and the Start of the Great Tribulation.
Wars, rumors of wars, and the Apocalypse Jesus foretold a time before the end where there would be wars and rumors of wars. The Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) warns of the red horseman of war. Now, even secular writers, like Larry Edelson, are worried that wars and rumors of war are the most menacing problem that now haunts the earth? Are they right? What is the solution?
World War III: Steps in Progress Are there surprising actions going on now that are leading to WWIII? Might a nuclear attack be expected? Does the Bible promise protection to all or only some Christians? How can you be part of those that will be protected? A related video would be Is World War III About to Begin? Can You Escape?
The Prophesied ‘Islamic’ Confederation Where is an Islamic caliphate prophesied? Will one happen? Should you be concerned about it? Here is a link to a related video video: Will an Arabic Calphiphate Destroy the West?
Iraq, the King of the South, Armageddon, and Prophecy
What will happen to Iraq? Is it the prophesied Mystery Babylon? What is Armageddon and how does that have to do with Iraq? Here is a related video Iraq, Armageddon, & Prophecy.
Libya, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in Prophecy What is ahead for North Africa? What does the Bible teach?
Gaza and the Palestinians in Bible Prophecy What does the Bible teach about Gaza and the fate of the Palestinians? Here is a link to a related video: Gaza and Palestine in Prophecy.
Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria. This is a YouTube video.
Iran in Prophecy Is Iran in Bible prophecy? If so, what does the Bible teach? What names, other than Persia, may be used to describe Iran? There is also a YouTube video titled Iran in Prophecy. Here is a related video Iran In Prophecy.
Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims? An item of possibly related interest in the Spanish language would be: Líderes iraníes condenan la hipocresía de Occidente y declaran que ahora es tiempo para prepararse para el Armagedón, la guerra, y el Imán Mahdi.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.

BibleNewsProphecy: Egypt and Prophecy

August 26th, 2014

COGwriter

The Continuing Church of God has the following about Egypt on our YouTube channel called Bible New Prophecy.

What will happen in Egypt? Might the Muslim Brotherhood have some type of role? Could the final ‘King of the South’ on Daniel 11 come from Egypt? What does the Bible teach? Will the Islamists get the type of caliphate confederation that they have longed for? Will there be a confederation of North African and Middle Eastern nations? If so, how will this end up? What does the Bible specifically teach about what will happen to Egypt and the Egyptians? Might the Nubians also be affected? What about others?

There is also a detailed article titled “Egypt in Prophecy” available at http://www.cogwriter.com/egypt.htm

Here is a link to the video: Egypt and End Time Prophecy

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Egypt in Prophecy Does Egypt have a special role in end time prophecy? Will Egypt rise up and then be defeated. What does God teach will happen to those in Egypt? This is an article.
Egypt and End Time Prophecy What will happen in Egypt? Might the Muslim Brotherhood have some type of role? Could the final ‘King of the South’ on Daniel 11 come from Egypt? What does the Bible teach? Will the Islamists get the type of caliphate confederation that they have longed for? Will there be a confederation of North African and Middle Eastern nations? If so, how will this end up? What does the Bible specifically teach about what will happen to Egypt and the Egyptians? Might the Nubians also be affected? What about others? This is a YouTube video.
The Future King of the South is Rising Does the Bible teach that there will be a future King of the South in Daniel 11? Is this kingdom rising up now? Did the old Worldwide Church of God (WCG) teach that there would be another one? And who is the King of the South? How will this involve Egypt? Is the final King of the South some type of Arab-Muslim confederation? Can Iran be involved? Is there a group that seems to be supporting the goals of the King of the South? Has the Obama Administration supported the rise of this power? This sermon video answers those questions.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?
Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria. This is a YouTube video.

‘Prophet’ declares 30 million Americans, including Latin Americans, may die with one month

August 25th, 2014


Elijah in the wilderness

COGwriter

Received unsolicited religious spam from someone today who claims God’s judgment may be coming in a month:

Shalom/Hi,
    This e-mail is going to every person that I have e-mailed since the beginning of this study on Feast Dates.
    My job appointed by God is to be a watchman on the wall. He has been having me study prophecy and the Sabbaths for these past 7 years since my appointment in 2007/2008 to connect the dots even though I can only read the Scripture in black and white. I have a problem with reading between the lines so it has to be spelled out clearly to me through other people’s research.
      Read this attachment and prepare in your homes with canned food and water now. America, in possibly 1 month from now, your whole world will change. There will be 3 days of no food and water and no power.
   There may or will be 30 million in America dead possibly in one month from now if I read this article correctly. If I did not, please forgive me. …

In the Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn, there are 7 judgments. The last one, the tree of Hope has died. Now America will get judged for Blasphemy. …

The Day of Atonement is a time of judgment. I suspect that this asteroid will hit near or on the Day of Atonement unless it hits on the Day of Trumpet. …
Father, El- Almighty, into your hands I commit this article…I met Yeshua for real when you took me to your Temple above the clouds after my wilderness journey of 40 years.
The article he had attached stated:

Tishrei 2014  Trumpet Judgments 1-4  during Blood Moon? September 25th, 2014. …SUMMARY OF THE LORD JEHOVAH’S MESSAGE THROUGH PROPHET EFRAIN RODRIGUEZWe all have a duty to announce and ask the Holy Spirit to confirm this message. Be prepared, all the governments of Earth!

Save plenty of water and non-perishable foods. God said, Get ready to receive the Holy One of Israel but under chastisement.

This year the judgment will fall. …

There will be a full moon when judgment  falls in Puerto Rico. God showed me a large rock, an Asteroid, entering the airspace of the town of Arecibo in Puerto Rico, and exiting Mayagüez, heading to the ocean. This will be at 2am. This rock will be making impact in the sea between the island of Mona and Mayagüez. It will hit an active earthquake fault found in that area of the Caribbean, causing a very strong 12 point earthquake that has never been seen. 12 degrees means the Presence of God on the Earth. The impact will raise a giant wave, over 1,000 feet high, which will be entering the west part of the island immediately, reaching places never thought of on this earth. The water will reach the municipalities of Las Marias and Maricao, where Satanic priests constantly sacrifice newborns babies throughout the year in Puerto Rico.

For many, there will be no time to escape the impact. Prepare at home with the Lord. Ask The Holy Spirit now what His plans are for you that night. Some will be asked to move, others to stay. Many will leave with the Lord Jesus that night. Some will have one last minute to ask the Lord for forgiveness for not having believed His warning. The impact of the asteroid will be identical to a nuclear explosion. The priority of this message is God’s judgment for His pastors and apostate church across the island of Puerto Rico. It will start there and then spread to the Caribbean, the U.S., Central and South America,Canada and Europe. The giant wave will greatly affect the Caribbean islands: Santo Domingo, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba and all islands. There will be millions dead that night. The wave will be arriving in Miami at 5 a.m. and then will continue its course upwards sweeping the entire east coast of the United States, and onwards to the Gulf of Mexico and South America….Mexico will have its part in this trial. It will be affected at 5:30 in the morning along with Texas. …

Belize: the queen who governs approves the sodomite flag, as in England, as well as laws against the commandments of God. They made an atheist book approved by the government. They allow homosexuals to marry.

This is the sodomite agenda on Earth at its fullest. Venezuela, a country that God separated to help PR during the scarcity following this event. Its president consults warlocks all the time. Hence the reason for the problems that they have now. The Lord will take care of this nation and will make the judgment less severe for them, because He has chosen them to help Puerto Rico with provisions after the event. Even though the giant waves may arrive there, have no fear, flock of God, because God will be with you. Santo Domingo will see four million dead or more. Its president sent 25 million extra body bags to all coastal states. …

Martial Law is ready to be instituted in the United States and around the world, to cope with the disaster and what is to come. The U.S. prepares for 15 months of scarcity and national emergency. Millions of boxes of dry food and other resources are stored in the middle of the nation. Civil War will break out due to lack of food and resources. Martial law will be implemented because of the need to maintain control. Vehicles have been modified in the U.S. for military purposes, soldiers even trained to kill to their own families. President Obama already has the guillotine for the Church of Christ. There are 30,000 guillotines in the nation. …

What will happen will be similar as to when Noah built the ark. The Lord said that in 7 days it all would be finished. And now, within 7 months so will this event happen. In three months there will be events that serve as evidence that this prophecy will be fulfilled.

The Prophet has prophesied that two specific people will receive God’s judgment for blaspheming The Holy Spirit by publicly labeling this message as false and mocking Heaven by challenging Prophet Efrain’s words from The Lord. By September 1st of this year 2014, their judgment will come. One of them is Evangelist Jorge Raschke. The other one is not a public figure, but is a member of Efrain’s church in P.R. Jehovah will cleanse the house for our Lord Jesus to take His true church. …

The fall of the asteroid is the first phase of this judgment, the second will be the shockwave on these places, immediately the earthquake of 12 degrees, the tsunami, the three days of darkness and the sixth will be the outbreak of a great pestilence. This will be the worst of the six events. It will be a result of the decomposition of bodies floating on the water and left unburied. (The 3 days of darkness and the flooding of oceans and rivers will make it very difficult to get rid of the bodies). Everybody will be affected in different days and times….. There will be over 70 million people dead just on this continent.

The Feast of Trumpets does foretell a time of coming judgments, but not for 2014. And not the way that Efrain Rodriguez teaches for then nor the Day of Atonement.  As far as blood moons, they are not the sign in 2014 that some claim (see Blood Moons and Prophecy and/or watch the video Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015).  As far as the ‘Harbinger’ goes, that is also wrong (see Pat Robertson declared ‘Harbinger’ author as God’s prophet; is he right about 2015?).

Efrain Rodriguez  seems to be teaching that 30 million will die in a month, and apparently 40 million more within seven months thereafter.  While an asteroid can hit at almost anytime, God did not give Efrain Rodriguez that message.  While he seems to be a Protestant of some sort, his use of the expression “3 days of darkness” is reminiscent of certain Roman Catholic prophecies.  His declaration that two leaders he is opposed to will die by September 1, 2014 is reminiscent of the false declaration of RCG’s David Pack last year that three he was opposed to would die on/by August 30, 2014.

Elijah the prophet directly denounced false prophets, and I denounced directly denounced this one with the following email response to the sender today.

The sender of the email at the beginning of this article (who is not Efrain Rodriguez) wrote me back today and included such statements as:

Fact Jesus died on a Sabbath, Buried on a Sabbath, rose on a Sabbath
Fact Comet Ison and its closet point to the Earth on Chanukkah and Thanksgiving.
Fact Pentecost in 2014 A Cross in the corona of the Sun…

Before I send out an statement like I did, I have it backed up with 2 or more witnesses.
   Wormwood by some writers is believed to be attached as an asteroid to the planet Nibiru and by what some sources say is that Nibiru will be close to us right now. I don’t put all my eggs into that basket on Nibiru because Nasa is not saying anything positive on Nibiru because they want to keep us in the dark.
   Nobody believed Noah and the flood happened.

I told him that Jesus did not die on a Sabbath (Passover has commands, but is not a Sabbath), the term cross is not actually in the original Greek of the New Testament (see also What is the Origin of the Cross as a ‘Christian’ Symbol? and/or watch the related YouTube video would be Origin of the Cross) and that the Cross in the corona in the Sun could have come from God, and I told him that although I believed that the Great Tribulation would come, that he needs to be relying on what the Bible teaches.  I also told him that do have materials denouncing Comet Ison and misunderstandings of Blood Moons (see Wormwood and Planet Nibiru and/or watch the video Could Comet ISON be Wormwood of Bible Prophecy?).

Why bother to post about the ‘prophecy’ sent to me today?

Because there are many false and heretical leaders that lead people astray on biblical prophecy.  And it is not just Protestant-type ‘prophets.’

The Sardis and Laodicean Church of God groups, despite a few claiming to have prophets, do not understand prophecy, the work, enough of the truth, etc., and that is part of why they will have to go through the Great Tribulation.  CG7, a group believed to represent Sardis, takes a preterist view that basically most end time prophecies were fulfilled long ago and are for the past.  The Laodiceans have so many prophetic misunderstandings, that unless they repent and change (Revelation 3), they will not possibly know when the Great Tribulation will start until it is too late.

The various COGs hold to one or more improper prophetic opinions that differ from that of the Continuing Church of God. A list of many of them can be found in the article The Laodicean Church Era. Because of this, unless they change, those outside of the Continuing Church of God will not know when the Great Tribulation will begin until it is too late to flee (cf. Matthew 24:15-20; Revelation 12:14-17). The Apostle John recorded that there would be two groups at the end and that one would flee and be protected from the Great Tribulation (Revelation 12:14-16), while the other would not be (Revelation 12:17).  ‘Independents’ would also be part of that latter group that will not know, unless they change and heed what the Bible teaches (watch Zephaniah’s ‘Gather Together’ Prophecy).

We in the Continuing Church of God “have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19, KJV).”

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Blood Moons and Prophecy There are four ‘blood moons’ expected in 2014 and 2015. Do they signal the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ? A related YouTube video is also available: Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin?
Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? Some claim that these passages refer to a gathering of 10 currently existing nations together, while one group teaches that this is referring to 11 nations getting together. Is that what Revelation 17:12-13 refers to? The ramifications of misunderstanding this are enormous. A related sermon is titled Ten Kings of Revelation and the Great Tribulation.
The Dangerous Rise of Preterists Has the Great Tribulation finished? What was the view of early Christians? Why is the preterist view dangerous?
Zephaniah’s ‘Gather Together’ Prophecy Is it safe to be ‘independent’ or in a non-Philadelphin Church of God?  What did God inspire Zephaniah to write?
The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27 This prophecy could give up to 3 1/2 years advance notice of the coming Great Tribulation. Will most ignore or misunderstand its fulfillment? Here is a link to a related sermon video Daniel 9:27 and the Start of the Great Tribulation.
Is There A Secret Rapture for the Church? When and Where is the Church Protected? What does the Bible really teach? Does the Church flee or is it taken up just prior to the great tribulation? Who really is left behind? There is also a YouTube video with information Did Jesus Teach a Pre-tribulation Rapture?
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory. There is also a video on the subject: Might Petra be the Place of Safety? Here is something related in the Spanish language: Hay un lugar de seguridad para los Filadelfinos. ¿Puede ser Petra?
This is PETRA! This is a 1962 Good News article by the late Dr. Hoeh.
Did Jesus Teach a Pre-tribulation Rapture? Did the Bible teach that Jesus raptures Christians prior to the start of the Great Tribulation? What did Jesus Himself teach? Do the scriptural passages that Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins point to prove their left behind pre-tribulation rapture assertions? Do all Christians get protected from the Great Tribulation? Who does the Bible teach will get protected? Is the Great Tribulation the ‘wrath to come’ that Christians are promised protection from? This is a video.
Hope of Salvation: How the Continuing Church of God differ from most Protestants How the real Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background. As far as some changes affecting Protestantism, watch the video Charismatic Kenneth Copeland and Anglican Tony Palmer: Protestants Beware! [Português: Esperança do salvação: Como a igreja do deus difere da maioria de protestantes]
Did Early Christians Teach They Were Going to Heaven? What do the Bible and scholars teach? What about ‘near-death experiences’? Here is a link to a related sermon: Heaven and Christianity.
World War III: Steps in Progress Are there surprising actions going on now that are leading to WWIII? Might a nuclear attack be expected? Does the Bible promise protection to all or only some Christians? How can you be part of those that will be protected? A related video would be Is World War III About to Begin? Can You Escape?
The Sardis Church Era was predominant circa 1600 A.D. to circa 1933 A.D. Discusses early history of the Seventh Day Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, and COG-7th Day.
The Philadelphia Church Era was predominant circa 1933 A.D. to 1986 A.D. The old Radio Church of God and old Worldwide Church of God, now the remnant of that era is basically the most faithful in the Church of God, like who hold to the beliefs and practices of the Continuing Church of God.
The Laodicean Church Era has been predominant circa 1986 A.D. to present. The Laodiceans are non-Philadelphians who mainly descended from the old WCG or its offshoots.  They do not properly understand the work or biblical prophecies and will face the Great Tribulation if they do not repent.
Laodicean Warning for God’s People Is there really a place of safety? Do God’s people need to be warned? Warned for what?
The Final Phase of the Work What is the final phase of the work? Who will lead it? Do you have the courage to support it? Here is a related YouTube video titled The Final Phase of the Work. The written article has been translated into Spanish La Fase Final de la Obra.
Leading the Final Phase of the Work Matthew 24:14 teaches “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come ” will be fulfilled and RCG is not the group doing this. Who is leading the final phase of the work? What did Herbert Armstrong and the old WCG teach about that and about prophets? Does Bob Thiel meet the criteria that the Bible and the old WCG set? What is the proof? What has the Continuing Church of God been doing? This is a sermonette length video.
The Elijah Heresies Does the Bible teach that there will be a future Elijah? Must it be Herbert W. Armstrong?
How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God There are many false prophets. How can Christians determine who is a true prophet? There is also a sermon-length video titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God. Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Cómo determinar si alguien es un verdadero profeta de Dios?
Who Are The Two Witnesses? What is their job? What does the Bible reveal? What has the Church of God taught on this subject? Might even Roman Catholic prophecies give some clues here?