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Don't Surrender to the World Brain - Think - By Paul McGuire - http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul288.htm
Some of the recent political convention speeches were a combination of Tony Robbins-inspired motivational techniques and transparent attempts at controlling and manipulating human consciousness, based on political platforms of outrageous lying and psychological manipulation. The political conventions with some exceptions were like virtual reality theatre directed by George Orwell. Nothing is what is seems to be and nothing is real. On the electronic menu of both political parties, false choices were offered up that were nothing more than illusions, and the politicians' speeches were carefully crafted to appear as one thing, but are in reality completely something else.
All the psychological props and devices were employed to appease the parties' demographic bases with virtual world candidates who appeared as pop-ups who used words like family, God, born-again, diversity, sustainable, "pro-life, but I don't vote that way," environmentalism, and racial identification. And there were promises and appeals to the working class, middle class, and various racial, religious, and gender groups. There was a Marxist candidate who apparently sold out his followers for money and globalist-elite candidates who masqueraded as candidates for the common people. The Joker or wild card in the "holodeck" (a virtual reality facility featured in the Star Trek movies and often used for recreational activities) is the major news media. The corporate media, which is totally controlled by six corporations owned by the global elite, offers nothing more than a "smoke and mirrors" show of endless babbling by inferior actors posing as journalists, who, with rare exceptions, are in reality nothing more than propagandists who offer almost nothing in the way of facts, accountability, and in-depth insights. It's all the land of make believe like the Wizard of Oz, where we are not allowed to see the truth about the Wizard who hides behind the curtain.
How is it that so many of the American people fall for this stuff? Matt Drudge, the founder of the Drudge Report, made the comment that there is a sickness in the American people that makes them susceptible to leaders who lie and the irrational messages they give. What Matt Drudge was referring to was a kind of spiritual and psychological sickness that infects a very large percentage of the American public. In the last two decades this psychological sickness has taken hold over more and more minds, so that the majority of Americans are easily manipulated through emotion and slogans, rather than actual facts and logic. According to Michael Snyder of Economic Collapse "the percentage of Americans that own a home has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded." Snyder continues "The reason for this, of course is that the Middle Class is dying. Last year we learned that Middle Class Americans now make up a minority of the population for the first time ever." I go into this in detail in my book, A Prophecy of the Future of America 2016 - 2017 and explain how this is not an accident, but due to a deliberate "educational" strategy of the elite to artificially create a World Socialist Government.
Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, warned us the power of totalitarian dictatorships using scientific mind control to dumb down the masses and make them compliant. He wrote about the use of non-stop distractions to keep people from paying attention to what is really going on in social or political situations. It's kind of like the car chases, riots, celebrity craziness, and other media techniques to keep us watching our television screens.
Huxley writes "In their propaganda, today's dictators rely for the most part on repetition, suppression and rationalization: the repetition of catchwords which they wish to be accepted as true, the suppression of facts which they wish to be ignored, the arousal and rationalization of passions which may be used in the interests of the Party or the State." It sounds like Huxley is describing the programming content of politicians at convention, or a cable news network.
Aldous Huxley continues "As the art and science of manipulation come to be better understood, the dictators of the future will doubtless learn to combine these techniques with the non-stop distractions..." (Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, (Perennial Library, 1958), pgs. 363-7.
Despite the virtual reality illusion of the differences between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, the middle class has been dying for decades under both parties, who exist primarily to serve the elite: Wall Street and wealthy special interest groups. According to the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of American workers make less than $30,000 per year. But even that number is misleading because $30,000 per year could have bought a decent middle class lifestyle and a home in the 1960s and 1970s. The Federal Reserve states that 47 percent of all Americans could not afford to pay a $400 emergency room bill without borrowing the money. On top of that hard working Americans who sacrificed and slaved in jobs where they were provided a fair and decent health plan have had their health plans stolen from them! They have been forced to accept inferior health plans where the price of health care sky rockets every year and their health care premiums are so high that many don't have the money to pay for them and so they choose not to get treated for all kinds of serious medical conditions.
Both political parties participated in this betrayal of the American people and the Republican elite have no intention of repealing or seriously changing the highly expensive and horrible health care plans which citizens have been forced to accept which do not allow them to keep or choose their doctor or healthcare provider, and at the most vulnerable time in their lives older Americans' health care cost keeps getting higher and higher.
On every front Americans are being bludgeoned to accept an educational system that saddles families and their children with enormous debt and throws the children into a job market which can no longer offer higher paying jobs with decent benefits. The mass media only give lip service to these issues and give no in-depth coverage of any relevant news because their entire purpose is to conceal the truth from the public with endless "shock and awe" events that occupy the consciousness of the average American like "bread and circuses" did during the Roman Empire.
The reality is that a secretive elite class rule the world like kings and queens and have turned nations in Europe, America, and the rest of the world into feudal states where the middle class has been turned into a serf or slave class. At the same time, the elite or one percent have become wealthier than at any time in history, although the media will never do any serious coverage of this, but simply tap dance around the issue with Manchurian-candidate-media personalities on the left and the right concealing the full ramifications of what this means to the American people by offering up diversionary coverage and ignoring the real facts. The primary fact is that with very few exceptions both Republican and Democratic politicians work hand in glove with Wall Street and the international banks and when they retire they can be highly paid lobbyists for corporations or foreign nations like China, Iran, Pakistan, India, and Russia.
Why is it that the vast majority of Americans on the left and right cannot see the obvious? It's not that Americans were not susceptible to propaganda and manipulation in previous generations; it's that we are now in a time period where several generations of Americans have lost the ability to perceive and think rationally. After decades of scientifically dumbing down the American public through the educational system, media, and entertainment, the average person has no sense of history and no desire to understand history, and the educational process has robbed people of the ability to be creative, to ask questions, and to look at the big picture. Common Core and educational programs that "teach to the test" are designed to shut down right brain development and fool parents into thinking their children are learning because they do well on a test.
However, doing well on a test consists of regurgitating back the information that the teacher and the curriculum spoon-fed to the student. The child is encouraged to enter into collectivist and groupthink educational environments where as a team students come up with approved answers. The masses of scientifically dumbed down people in America and around the world did not come about by accident. It was part of a deliberate and long-term plan.
In 1947, Julian Huxley, brother of Aldous Huxley, was the first head of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization. Both Aldous Huxley and Julian Huxley were Fabian Socialists and were at the very top of the occult elite. Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World, which was a science fiction novel about a dictatorship where people were genetically bred for certain classes in society and were controlled by scientific brainwashing and psychotropic drugs. Aldous Huxley also created the term "Scientific Dictatorship," which he spoke about at a convention of neurological scientists at the University of California at Berkley in 1961, where he said that in the truly scientific dictatorship men and women could be programmed to love their slavery.
This was not just theoretical for the Huxleys and the rest of the global elite; it was their action plan for creating a new kind of technological Babylon and global dictatorship. Julian Huxley organized UNESCO at the UN for the purpose of helping the "emergence of a single world culture with its own philosophy and background of ideas with its own broad purpose." Huxley's goal was a one world government that would be brought about by merging "two-super-nationalisms, or individualism versus collectivism; or the American versus the Russian way of life, or as Capitalism versus Communism, or as Christianity versus Marxism." The psychosocial technology they would use to bring this about is the Hegelian Dialectic, which creates two opposites of extremes, thesis versus antithesis, to bring about a middle ground called synthesis. In the mass media and political arenas, the liberal and conservative cable news networks serve as thesis and anti-thesis. In the political arena the Republican Party and the Democratic Party serve as thesis and anti-thesis.
On a global level the plan by Julian Huxley and others has been to create a single World Core Curriculum so that people of all nations think the same thing. This is what H.G. Wells intended when he created the "World Brain," concept, or what others have called the "Hive Mind." Computer technology is an essential part of this process and it is no accident that computer software billionaire Bill Gates is a primary backer of Common Core. Ironically, members of the elite like Gates send their children to non-Common Core private schools. In 2004, Bill Gates and Microsoft, along with UNESCO, partnered to create a globalist educational program for children worldwide.
The seeds of Common Core began in the 1940s, when Sir Julian Huxley created UNESCO to use global educational standards to indoctrinate students with a belief in "political unification in some sort of world government." In 1949 UNESCO literature was distributed to use in the classroom to promote "world understanding." UNESCO's materials read "As long as the child breathes the poisoned air of nationalism, education in world-mindedness can only produce precarious results." So, to deal with that, schools should use various means to "combat family attitudes." UNESCO is clearly attacking nationalism or patriotism and targeting for destruction family attitudes or family values.
Later on, Robert Mueller, a former Deputy Secretary of the UN, created the details of Common Core as a planetary curriculum to be taught in all the schools on Earth. Robert Mueller is an occultist and Luciferian, a disciple of Alice Bailey, who founded Lucis Trust, formerly known as Lucifer Publishing Company, on the grounds of the UN. Alice Bailey was a disciple of Madame Blavatsky, the Russian occult teacher, who openly taught the worship of Lucifer.
The World Core Curriculum of Julian Huxley and Robert Mueller represents the Illuminati plan to create a one world government, one world religion, and one world economic system by using occult programs of scientific mind control along with computer technology to create global citizens who are content to serve as slaves in a "green" and "sustainable" New World Order. Like the Illuminati pyramid on the back of the U.S. dollar this will be a hierarchal and occult system that is diametrically opposed to Christianity, Christian moral values, national sovereignty, and the Bill of Rights and the freedoms it contains.
The entire global system is an anti-Christ system because it directly opposes Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible. It uses occult power and mind control terms like Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, and environmentalism to control the masses. But none of those words mean what they claim to mean. For example, Sustainable Development and Agenda 21 are simply code for radical socialist wealth distribution and top-down control systems.
In 1990 top level Vatican theologian Malachi Martin wrote The Keys of This Blood: The Struggle for World Dominion, where he outlined the goal of the globalist elite and the new humanist values they will promote, funded in part by the Carnegie Endowment Fund in partnership with organizations like the Moscow-based educational company Informatik, where the plan is to use the same kinds of textbooks all around the world. Malachi Martin explains the new kinds of values they will promote on a global level. For example, the word "good" will no longer have a moral or religious connotation. Good will simply mean global! The goal is to create a one-world community with a global mentality. (Source Malachi Martin, The Keys of This Blood (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990).
In 1974, Alvin Toffler, who mentored "conservative" Newt Gingrich, wrote a report entitled, "Man, Education, and Society in the Year 2000." Other participants were George Bush, James Baker of the Reagan Administration, and Edmund de Rothschild. They called for new values beyond the values of the home, church, and traditional school. What were these values?
"The home, the church and the school cannot be effective maintainers [of society] since the future cannot be predicted... The traditional cluster of knowledge, skills, values and concepts will not help our young face the future in their private life, the international situation.... Perhaps there is a need for the clarification of new values needed to solve future problems." (Source "Man, Education and Society in the Year 2000," a report issued by the Institute for Chief State School Officers, 1974. Summary written by Dr. Grant Venn, CSSO Institute Director.)
In 1984, The Robert Muller School in Texas, which uses Muller's World Core Curriculum, was accredited despite Muller's acknowledgement that his curriculum is based on "the teachings set forth in the books of Alice Bailey by [her spirit guide] the Tibetan teacher, Djwhal Khul." The review team believed that the Robert Muller School curriculum was so outstanding that it should be used as a model for teacher education everywhere. In 1985 Robert Muller's occult and globalist book New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality was published, and it influenced leading educators around the world.
Dr. Thomas Sowell summarized this mind-changing process in a 1993 article titled "Indoctrinating the Children":
"The techniques of brainwashing developed in totalitarian countries are routinely used in psychological conditioning programs imposed on American school children. These include emotional shock and desensitization, psychological isolation from sources of support, stripping away defenses, manipulative cross-examination of the individual's underlying moral values, and inducing acceptance of alternative values by psychological rather than rational means."(Source Thomas Sowell, "Indoctrinating the Children," in Forbes, February 1, 1993, p. 65.
The reason that fewer and fewer Americans can rationally and logically process accurate information about the true content presented by political conventions and the media is that they have gone through the scientific process of mind-changing that both Dr. Thomas Sowell and Aldous Huxley describe. Dr. Sowell writes that the scientific techniques of brainwashing developed in totalitarian countries are now being regularly used in psychological conditioning programs imposed on American school children.
He states that "emotional shock and desensitization, psychological isolation from sources of support, stripping away defenses..." are being used in American schools. Think for a moment about the actual physical structure of modern American schools. They are built to look somewhat like prisons and they have conspicuously few windows for children to look out into the real world. Why? The stated purpose is to prevent distraction. Really?
Even Aldous Huxley warned about the use of scientific propaganda and the techniques of repetition, suppression, rationalization, and the use of catchwords.
The challenge before each of us as individuals and as a culture is to not surrender our individual brains into the "World Brain," which is slavery. There is only one way to do that and that is to THINK.
Israel Gearing Up for Worst-Case Scenarios with ISIS, Hezbollah - Ruthie Blum - http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=534
Israel is gearing up for the "day after" an agreement is reached in Syria between the Assad regime and rebel forces, by preparing for worst-case scenarios, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Sunday.
According to the report, attempts by Russian President Vladimir Putin to broker such a deal are on the verge of bearing fruit, something that Israel is planning for both politically and militarily.
Where the latter is concerned, the IDF is taking into account that after the two warring sides in Syria achieve understandings, jihadists will turn their attention to and aim their fire at the Israeli border.
This possibility was behind a series of drills conducted by the IDF's Golani Brigade along the Syrian and Lebanese borders last week, to train for combat against ISIS terrorists.
Though, as Walla reported, the IDF defines the Syrian border as "stable" - despite a number of incidents of stray fire and mortar-landings over the past few weeks - the Northern Command is bracing itself for a new reality.
Northern Command chief Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi thus ordered drills to prepare for potential cross-border attacks and infiltrations. In such events, he said, the IDF would retaliate with force.
The IDF was satisfied with the ability of the troops participating in the drill to meet the challenge. One aspect of the exercise was based on the assessment that most of the civilians on the other side of the borders are not terrorists, with only a small number of jihadis operating in their midst.
An entire battalion was deployed in the exercise to pose as Syrian civilians, whom the soldiers in the field were to keep isolated from fire on either side.
One way this was done was through announcements shouted by Arabic-speaking officers into megaphones, to warn Syrian civilians of imminent IDF attacks against rebels. This was one move aimed at fostering a good relationship with the villagers living near the border fence -- many of whom are already predisposed to Israel, after being treated in Israeli hospitals for wounds sustained in the crossfire of the war.
Meanwhile, assessments in the IDF are that an inter-Syrian agreement will lead not only to fighting against rebel jihadis, but with Iran's proxy, the Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah, which supports the Assad regime.
In such an event, the IDF believes, the need to maneuver deeper in Lebanon will be significantly greater than it was during Israel's war against Hezbollah 10 years ago.
As The Algemeiner reported on Thursday, two major joint exercises, conducted by the US Marine Corps and the IDF, were undertaken recently. One called CAYA Green (for "come as you are when you get the green light") simulated a raid on enemy shores. The other, Noble Shirley 2016, held in southern Israel, practiced counter-terrorism techniques against ISIS.
Earlier this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said they had agreed on "concrete steps" to achieve a truce in Syria - following the complete breakdown of the partial ceasefire they brokered in February.
The bloody civil war in Syria has been going on since 2011. Putin backs the Assad regime. Washington is aiming to receive greater cooperation with Moscow in fighting the terrorist rebel groups, in exchange for Putin's promise to rein in Assad.
The Turning of Turkey - By Matt Ward - http://raptureready.com/soap2/ward65.html
A little under two weeks ago, elements within the Turkish army, Air Force and police attempted a coup d'état against President Tayyip Erdogan's expanding dictatorial rule. As with other recent events in the Middle East, what is happening in Turkey right now may well have genuine prophetic significance.
The plot itself failed quickly and catastrophically. It was an ignominious failure. The great ramifications of the utter shambles of this coup will be extremely severe for all those involved.
And Turkey itself is now in the grip of a full and wide-reaching purge process.
In every conceivable way this coup was an utter failure. Instead of relieving Erdogan of his increasingly authoritarian position, providing Turkey with the fresh hope of a new beginning, this coup has solidified and augmented a potential dictator's rule.
Instead of ending his hold on Turkey, this failed coup d'état has strengthened Erdogan's cast iron grasp on a deeply divided nation, a nation that is crucial to the stability of the Middle East and the world.
Instead of returning Turkey to a secular government, as the plotters desired, the failed coup has ensured that Erdogan's increasing Islamization of Turkey will be an eventual success. Secularism in Turkey is now dead and the full and open Islamization of government, institutions, universities, schools and all aspects of the military is now fully underway.
The plotters themselves-in their botched actions, have ensured the very thing they were trying so desperately to avoid. This failed plot has now given Erdogan the opportunity he needed to replace Turkey's Parliamentary democracy with a powerful executive presidency centered exclusively on him alone.
Basic and unforgivable tactical errors resulted in the coup's swift failure. Despite the rebel forces quickly and easily overrunning all the infrastructure necessary to successfully implement and run a government, they neglected the basics.
The rebel forces swiftly took control of the Turkish Parliament buildings, overran all the key TV network buildings, closed all main airports and airspace, they used air power to consistency "buzz" Istanbul and other key cities, asserting their dominance and control.
They rolled tanks into key positions cutting off and controlling the capital of Istanbul, including taking all the key bridges servicing the city and they controlled all other ports and points of access.
What they so spectacularly failed to do was to secure and incapacitate the lynchpin that underpinned the whole coup itself-President Erdogan. They left him with his freedom.
There was no attempt to control Erdogan, his movements or his actions.
This most fundamental of errors guaranteed the failure of the coup from the very beginning.
This error allowed Erdogan, with just his mobile phone, to launch and manage one of the finest counter-coup actions witnessed in modern times.
A basic military tactical error and now Turkey will reap the whirlwind. From a position of abject weakness, Erdogan has emerged emboldened, empowered and thirsty for vengeance. What we are witnessing right now in Turkey is the full and complete takeover of a once democratic nation by a ruler who has strong dictatorial ambitions
Up to point of this writing, Erdogan has purged 1577 university deans, 8000 police, 9000 military, at least 20,000 other civil servants including hundreds of judges and over 21,000 teachers. Erdogan has authorized the closure of 1,229 charities or foundations, 1,043 private schools, 35 medical institutions and the full, immediate closure of 15 universities.
The far-reaching nature of these actions, and the sheer number of people, organizations and institutions implicated and involved-suggest that these actions have nothing to do with any hard evidence of disloyalty at all, but rather that this is simply a comprehensive purge using preplanned and pre-prepared lists of people and actions.
Democratic freedom in Turkey is dying before our very eyes, and the world remains silent. Consider the most recent comments from Erdogan, the leader of an apparently free society that operates under the rule of law, when referring to political prisoners in Turkey in the wake of the coup:
"Why should I keep them and feed them in prisons for years to come-that's what the people say. The people now have the idea, after so many terrorist incidents, that these terrorists should be killed, that's where they are, they don't see any other outcome."
To that end it is widely believed that Erdogan's administration now might well consider summarily executing up-to 13,000 people, those viewed as the most extreme enemies of the state. All of this, remember-without trial or due process.
Ominously, Turkey has just withdrawn their membership of the European Human Rights Convention. And Europe and the world continue to remain silent.
Further cementing his personal power grab, Erdogan has granted himself emergency powers, which will last for an indefinite period of time. He has immediately increased the amount of time prisoners can be held without charge to an almost indefinite period, and hinted that he will now pass laws and suspend civil rights without going through the inconvenience of waiting for a democratic parliament to approve his wishes.
Erdogan is turning Turkey into a totalitarian state. When questioned about these actions last week, Erdogan's response was blunt and to the point, "I only want the same powers that Hitler had..." (Whatever that means.)
"The cleansing is continuing and we remain very determined," Erdogan continued, describing the rebels themselves as being a "virus" and a "cancer" upon Turkey. His words are eerily reminiscent of Adolf Hitler's in 1930s Germany-with talk of people being nothing more than "a virus" or "a cancer" upon society.
Dehumanizing people is the first step toward genocide.
Whether Erdogan is actually prepared to go through with the horror show of mass public executions remains to be seen. Whether he intends to solidify his position and become an open dictator, or whether he will use his emergency powers to abolish democracy in Turkey, also remains to be seen.
What is becoming increasingly clear however, is that all of this will have very real consequences for the region and the world.
The first major consequence will be the relationship Turkey has with the United States of America. It's looking increasingly like it may be over. Prophetically this makes sense. Turkey is one nation that will invade Israel with Gog and his horde, described in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39.
Currently, the United States simply has too much influence over Turkish security and foreign policies for that to happen. That is now changing rapidly and U.S. influence will only continue to wane in the coming weeks as the U.S. continues to refuse Turkish demands for the extradition of exiled preacher, Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan blames exclusively and entirely for inspiring the coup.
To emphasize how deep this breakdown is, Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, issued a thinly veiled threat toward America only last week when he claimed "any country" supporting the man they believe is the coup's mastermind will face "all out war."
The man saying this isn't a simple government official, he is Turkey's prime minister.
In terms of Turkey's foreign and security policies, a failed coup can have just as much if not more of an impact upon decision making as a successful one would.
In light of this failed coup, the Turkish military will now undergo the painful process of purging any supporters of Gulen, whom the United States will not now hand over from amongst their ranks. This will undoubtedly effect morale and cohesion at just the time when the Turkish military is desperately needed to fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq-as well as in securing the Turkish border areas to stop the flow of foreign jihadists flocking across to ISIS.
Prophetically, recent events in Turkey are highly significant. At some point in the near future Turkey will join an Islamic alliance, headed by Russia that will sweep down through the Middle East straight into the holy land of Israel itself. Once there they will intend to take a spoil from God's holy inheritance, but will be stopped and then destroyed by God Himself on the mountains of Israel.
The Islamization of Turkey, it's institutions, it's judiciary, it's government and crucially its military-which this coup heralds, hastens that soon approaching day. And because I believe the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39, known as the Gog and Magog war is a pre-Rapture event, that would also mean that this coup is yet another strong indicator that the Rapture draweth nigh.
Hundreds of African Kings, Many Claiming Jewish Ancestry, Will Gather to Praise God at Kotel - By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/73151/king-togo-bringing-hundreds-african-kings-praise-god-kotel-sukkot/?utm_source=Breaking+Israel+News&utm_campaign=57abe2c925-BIN_morning_8_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b6d3627f72-57abe2c925-86588445#jXAJOgXf78jpyuy6.97
"Nobles shall come out of Mitzrayim; Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hands unto God." Psalms 68:32 (The Israel Bible™)
One of the more remarkable incarnations of the prophesied ingathering of the exiles is the discovery of Jewish roots in African tribes. The King of Togo, a country in West Africa, plans to strengthen that Messianic vision by bringing hundreds of African kings to the Western Wall in Jerusalem this Sukkot (Festival of Booths) to sing out their love of the God of Israel.
King Ayi was crowned in 1994 as King of the Ayigbe people of the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, and Benin. The seat of this Kingdom was in Togo, although most historians confirm it started in Accra, Ghana. He presently lives in exile in the US. In 2002, at the second World Conference of the Counsel of Chiefs and Kings of Africa, King Ayi was crowned by his peers as head of the Organization of Kings and Queens of Africa, in the republic of Benin.
At the following conference in 2005, he announced his desire to bring all 350 African kings to Israel, to recite the 'Shema', the Jewish declaration of faith, at the Kotel (the Western Wall in Jerusalem). His announcement was received with overwhelming enthusiasm.
King Ayi explained this surprising reaction to Breaking Israel News.
"At least half of the kings who are coming have a tradition that they are Jewish," King Ayi said. "Some of the kings, though, are Muslim imams. Even they wanted to come. They are coming with the intention of recognizing that God created the entire world."
It has taken 11 years and many trips back and forth, but King Ayi's vision is finally coming to fruition. The ceremony will take place in Jerusalem during Sukkot in October and has been organized in conjunction with the Israeli Religious Affairs Ministry, headed by MK David Azulai.
In the past, King Ayi has met with Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky and Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, two major figures in Orthodox Judaism. His efforts are also supported by the Beit Din (Rabbinic Court) of Bnei Brak as well as the nascent Sanhedrin.
The gathering is auspiciously timed, since the holiday of Sukkot has a strong multi-national element. The Talmud (Sukkah 55b) teaches, "Rabbi Eliezer said: "Why are 70 offerings brought on Sukkot? For the [merit of the] 70 nations of the world." This is based on the prophecy in Zechariah.
And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Yerushalayim shall go up from year to year to worship the King Hashem of hosts and to keep the Sukkot. Zechariah 14:16
In addition to the religious mission, the visit will also be an opportunity to further the diplomatic connection between Israel and Africa. Educational seminars and tours will be interspersed with meetings with government officials.
For King Ayi, this is the culmination of a long personal journey. He told Breaking Israel News it was always known in his family that they were descended from Jews.
"We always refrained from foods deemed forbidden in the Torah," the King explained. "Circumcisions are performed on the eighth day, and we keep the laws of niddah (family purity). We celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and blow shofar (ram's horn)."
Though this may seem surprising to many, recent research has revealed that many African tribes have roots in the Holy Land. The Lemba in Zimbabwe and South Africa and the Igbo in Nigeria are believed to have Jewish roots, though their status as Jews has not been recognized by rabbinic authorities.
The king has been criticized for his connection with Israel, but he stands strong in his conviction. "I am doing this for me, since I am Jewish, but I am also doing this for my nation. My people should stand for what is right. Standing with Israel is the right thing to do. It is written in the Prophets. Our hearts are completely with Israel, and on Sukkoth, we will show that to be true."
King Ayi explained that according to his people's oral tradition, their ancestors migrated to Africa via Egypt and Morocco. "The Jews and the blacks are almost the same. We are really one family," he said.
Though Israel's foreign policy is dominated by its relationships with Western super-powers, its spiritual ties to Africa are essential to Zionism. Theodore Herzl wrote in his book Altneuland, "Once I have witnessed the redemption of the Jews, my people, I wish also to assist in the redemption of the Africans."
This sentiment was taken up by the early leaders of the State of Israel, most notably Golda Meir, who developed relations with African nations. This effort was revived by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who recently concluded a tour of Africa.
David Mark, founder of Israel Africa Hub and Israel Rising, is working towards developing a stronger bond between Israel and Africa, and believes that King Ayi should be supported in his mission.
"Only now we are awakening to the fact that many West African communities have authentic Jewish roots that were decimated by European colonists, missionaries, and Arab Islamists," Mark told Breaking Israel News. "There is a lot a lot of work that still must be done to ensure that these communities get the education and recognition they need."
Nearing Midnight: France's Phony War on Terrorism - Todd Strandberg - http://raptureready.com/rap16.html
President François Hollande declared that France was "at war" with the Islamic State terrorist group after two Muslim attackers killed an 86-year-old Catholic priest. The two Jihadists made the priest kneel at the altar while they were slitting his throat and filmed the murderous ordeal. They then followed up by giving some sort of sermon in Arabic. After this horrific slaughter, President Hollande called for the country to fight the war against ISIS "by all means."
This is not the first time the French government has declared war on ISIS. After the Islamic terrorist (Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhle) drove a large truck through a crowd in the French seaside town of Nice, killing at least 84, several French officials declared that France was at war with Islamic terrorism. The French Ministry of Defense confirmed the war footing by bombing Raqqa-the Syrian headquarter of ISIS.
The first time President François Hollande declared war on the Islamic State was after the November 13 Paris attacks-which killed 130 and wounded 683. You might remember-that was the day we all became "French citizens." Muslims living in France didn't share this harmony. They still saw themselves as an Island of true believers surrounded by a sea of infidels.
You certainly can't fault French politicians for being hot headed or rash about Islamic terrorism. In January of last year, Jihadists killed 17 across Paris including 12 in a shooting at the office of the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo and four in a Jewish kosher supermarket.
However, the attacks triggered only a mild national debate about France's Muslim minority. "There are fractures, huge, gaping, in our society that must be resolved," said Bruno Le Roux, leader of France's Socialist Party.
Several French news organizations have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings in order to avoid bestowing "posthumous glorification." Le Monde published an editorial titled, "Resisting the Strategy of Hate" that danced around the simple fact that Islamic killers are proud of their evil deeds.
It would be wonderful to not see flattering photos of these shameless murderers on the news, but that's the fault of the news media. In the past, when given a choice between showing a photo of an Islamist terrorist holding a copy of the Koran or working out at the gym, they show the gym photo. Since the press is so reluctant to place any blame on Muslims, I foresee this new strategy as being used to further cover-up the perpetrators of Islamic terrorism.
If the people of France want to free themselves of this madness, they first need to recognize that the Islamists are the problem. When Hollande warned against suspicion and anti-Muslim rhetoric, he showed why his war declaration has become a joke. You can't say "unity is our strength" when you are sharing that unity with people who seek to kill by any means possible.
Islamophobia has become more of an irony than a prejudice. When people in France hear Allahu Akbar or a loud boom, the phobia that makes them run in terror-is the growing fear that a follower of Islam is about to take a life. The video of people running through the streets of Nice like scared rabbits should cause the French people-including the government, to question how they have become prime targets for these Jihadist attacks.
The second thing they need to do is stop letting Muslims pour through the borders into France. The images of people holding up welcome signs to hordes of so-called refugees has become a source of ridicule in light of all these terror attacks. But the carnage hasn't caused the welcome signs to be taken down-a quarter million Muslims are still flooding into Europe each year.
The third step that French leaders need to take is to give the police the authority to track or detain the radical Muslims they already have in their country. One of the thugs that killed the Catholic priest was described by locals as a "ticking time bomb"-who had just been released from prison despite being determined to join Jihadist groups in Syria. If he had been kept under lock and key until he decided to join a more peaceful religion, the priest would still be alive today.
I do wonder if the reason why Islamic terrorism is running relatively unchecked in France and Europe is because the devil is creating a problem that the Antichrist will easily solve. Because the Beast will be ruthless in his authority, the people of Europe would cheer someone who used brute force to restore tranquility to the land.
"So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, 'Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?'" (Revelation 13:4).
My Review of "Rapture Ready...Or Not?"
Over the last 35 years, I have literally read hundreds of books on Bible Prophecy and End Time signs. I especially enjoy books on the Rapture, and I have read almost every Rapture-related book published. In all those years, devouring thousands of pages, and millions of words, I have not read a better book on the Rapture than, Rapture Ready...Or Not?
Terry James might be physically blind, but he is spiritually sharp and well discerning beyond most authors. In "Rapture Ready...Or Not?" Terry has nailed the pre-trib Rapture, and removed any doubt what so ever about the Church going through the Tribulation. With great insight and Godly discernment, Terry explains with simple, yet profound words, why and how that he has come to believe the ways he does about the Rapture, the Tribulation, and the End Times scenario. I think after reading "Rapture Ready...Or Not?" you too will believe as Terry does, and be Ready for the Rapture like never before! - Randy Thomas - Publisher / Editor - Prophecy Update
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12 Times Pope Francis Has Openly Promoted a One World Religion or A New World Order - By Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/12-times-pope-francis-has-openly-promoted-a-one-world-religion-or-a-new-world-order
On Sunday, Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of young people gathered for World Youth Day in Poland that they need to "believe in a new humanity" and that they should refuse "to see borders as barriers". Every two or three years, Catholics from all over the planet converge for one of these giant conferences, and as you will see below the Pope has not been shy about using historic occasions to promote his agenda. Unfortunately, it has become exceedingly clear that his agenda includes moving humanity toward a one world religion and a new world order. Of course Pope Francis is not going to use those exact phrases, but at this point it is very obvious what he is trying to do. If you don't believe me now, perhaps you will see things differently after you have viewed the evidence that I have compiled in the rest of this article.
Let's start with what the Pope had to say at the World Youth Day conference on Sunday...
"People may judge you to be dreamers, because you believe in a new humanity, one that rejects hatred between peoples, one that refuses to see borders as barriers and can cherish its own traditions without being self-centered or small-minded," Francis told his flock.
By itself, this statement is not that dramatic. But when you put it into the context of everything else Pope Francis has done and said over the past couple of years, a clear pattern begins to emerge...
May 2016: Pope Francis welcomed one of the top Sunni clerics in the world to the Vatican, and he reportedly told the cleric that "our meeting is the message". And mainstream news outlets all over the planet clearly understood what was being communicated. For example, the Daily Mail article about this meeting was entitled "Pope embraces grand imam at historic Vatican meeting in a bid to bring the Catholic and Muslim churches together".
January 2016: The Vatican releases an extremely disturbing video in which Pope Francis declared that all of the major world religions are "seeking God or meeting God in different ways" and that ultimately "we are all children of God". The video also featured leaders from various major religions, and they are shown declaring fidelity to their particular gods. First, we see a female Buddhist cleric tell us "I have confidence in the Buddha", and that is followed by a Jewish rabbi declaring "I believe in God". As the video goes on, a Catholic priest announces "I believe in Jesus Christ", and last of all an Islamic leader boldly declares "I believe in God, Allah". If you have not seen the video yet, you can watch the entire thing right here. After watching that video, nobody can deny that the Vatican is openly promoting a one world religion.
November 2015: Pope Francis declared that fundamentalism, even Christian fundamentalism, is a "sickness" during remarks in which he stressed the similarity of the major religions.
September 2015: Pope Francis traveled to New York City to deliver a speech that kicked off a conference during which the United Nations unveiled a "new universal agenda" for humanity.
September 2015: During a stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Pope Francis stressed the unity between Christianity and Islam. These words were directly spoken by him...
I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.
In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.
July 2015: During a trip to Ecuador, Pope Francis spoke of the need for "a new economic and ecological world order" in which the wealth of the planet is "shared by everyone".
July 2015: Pope Francis denounced global capitalism and refers to its excesses as the "dung of the devil".
June 2015: Pope Francis called for "a new global political authority" that would have the resources necessary "to deal with the world's economic problems and injustices".
October 2014: Pope Francis publicly embraced the theory of evolution by making statements such as these...
-"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so."
-"The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it."
-"Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve."
By fully embracing the theory of evolution, Pope Francis has aligned himself with the leftist social engineers that are seeking to merge humanity into a socialist new world order, and he has aligned himself against "fundamentalists" that believe that there is one true God that created the heavens and the earth.
June 2014: For the first time in the history of Catholicism, Pope Francis authorized "Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran" at the Vatican. In ancient times, this would have been considered blasphemy, but today nobody really even notices when something like this happens.
During his very first ecumenical meeting as Pope, Francis made it very clear that he believes that Christians and Muslims both "worship the one God"...
I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you. I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.
The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions - I wish to repeat this: promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions - it also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious dialogue performs.
Can you see the pattern?
Pope Francis is all about bringing people together. He wants to bring nations together, and he wants to bring religions together. But in the end, what is the purpose for all of this unity?
An increasing number of "fundamentalist" Christians are concerned that Pope Francis is setting the stage for a one world religion and a new world order. Merging all of the countries of the world into a giant superstate and merging all of the religions of the world into a single faith may sound like a good idea to many, but the truth is that it would just result in a level of tyranny that most people would not even dare to imagine.
Daily Jot: Dem nominees and terrorists: Follow the money - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
Eight years ago on August 5, 2008, Federal Election Commission filings for the Democratic Presidential nominee indicated that he took some $29,500 in illegal campaign contributions from two Palestinians living in the Hamas-controlled Gaza. This information circulated for several days, but WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein, tracked down the two brothers in the Tal Esaltan area of the Rafah refugee camp. Klein was unable to confirm if they were connected to the terrorist group Hamas, but he did confirm that they were not US citizens and that they contributed beyond the legal limits by any individual to a presidential campaign. Continued digging into the money trail demonstrated a pattern that continues with the current nominee.
The FEC continued investigating the contributions in 2008, but there was nothing ever done about them despite documented incidents of campaign finance violations. A host of accusations ranged from accepting money from non-US citizens for a political campaign; using the Internet for illegal financial solicitations; receiving more than the allowed $2,300 from any individual for any campaign; falsifying records to hide illegal contributors, and so on. The mainstream media gave it virtually no attention. Currently, the Clinton Foundation has received huge sums of Islamic money. This support provides a solid financial base for Hillary Clinton to campaign for president, some call it money laundering.
Connecting the dots in August 2008, there was an ever-increasing case to be made about the support of the radical Islamic world for the future "president's" campaign--and worse yet, his support for radical Islamists. Libyan dictator Moammar Qadafi said that the future "president" is a Muslim who claimed to be a Christian in order to win the US presidency. The future "president" supported his cousin Raila Odinga for Kenya's presidency resulting in a bloody purge of Christians and an agreement with Islam to establish Sharia law upon his victory. His fundraiser Hatem El-Hady once headed an Islamic front charity that was shut down by the US government for raising money for Hamas and other terrorist factions.
The "president's" campaign started in Chicago at the home of unrepentant former head of the Weathermen terrorist group, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, who was once on the FBI's most wanted list. These are all people who hate America and want to see the Republic replaced with their brand of communism or Islamic fascism. Isaiah 30:9 says, "That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord." Eight years ago, The Daily Jot covered this. Since then, there has been a terror attack on American soil every year. Today, there is a candidate and running mate with similar ties to terrorism. The funding, the connections, the history are all there. We cannot afford another four years of increased terrorism because of wrong-minded philosophy and "friends" in Islamic nations.
Daily Devotion: Questioning God - Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
John the Baptist, who was in prison, heard about all the things the Messiah was doing. So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus, "Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?" -Matthew 11:2-3
How would you feel if someone you loved and trusted began to question you? You might feel offended. What do they know, after all?
When John sent word to Jesus from prison and asked, "Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?" (Matthew 11: 3), Jesus didn't rebuke him. He didn't say, "How dare John doubt Me? My own cousin! He should have known better" or "John? Come on, give Me a break! You know he's a little strange, right? The animal skins . . . and who eats locusts? That's My cousin! Maybe it was something in his diet."
It was a good opportunity to throw someone under the bus. But Jesus didn't do that. Instead, he brought John back to Scripture: "Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen-the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor" (verses 4-5). Then He said, "God blesses those who do not fall away because of me" (verse 6).
Here is what Jesus was saying: "Listen, you just let John know this: Even if you don't understand My method, even if you don't grasp My ways or My timing, I am asking you to trust Me. When you are unable to see why I am doing what I am doing, or why I am not doing what you think I ought to be doing, hang in there. Follow Me. Don't be offended because of this."
Our Lord understood this was an attack of the enemy. He understood what loneliness and solitude could do.
God never rebukes anyone who comes to Him with sincere questions or honest doubts.
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