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The Enemy in the Gates - Pete Garcia -
In the winter of 367, the Roman garrison on Hadrian's Wall rebelled, and allowed Picts from Caledonia to enter Britannia. Simultaneously, Attacotti, the Scotti from Hibernia, and Saxons from Germania landed in what might have been coordinated and pre-arranged waves on the island's mid-western and southeastern borders, respectively. Franks and Saxons also landed in northern Gaul. These warbands managed to overwhelm nearly all of the loyal Roman outposts and settlements. The entire western and northern areas of Britannia were overwhelmed, the cities sacked and the civilian Romano-British murdered, raped, or enslaved. (Barbarica Conspiratio-Wikipedia)
Nearly two-millennia ago, various groups of barbarians attacked the Roman provinces of Britannia and northern Gaul (modern day France), in a series of violent and seemingly pre-coordinated attacks. This was quite the feat considering the primitive communications of that era, as well as the vast distances, and conflicting interests of the groups involved. The attacks lasted for nearly a year, and did considerable damage to both the lands and people, as well as the Roman prestige of Pax Romana. While the Romans eventually regained military control over their provinces, these areas would never truly be the same again. Now, fast-forward 1,653 years to an age where the United States (modeled in part after Rome) is the primary super-power on the planet. Is it crazy or unreasonable to believe that in an era of
...that the existence of an unseen, shadow government operating just below the surface of our own elected government, is somehow an impossibility? Is it conspiratorial to believe that when global leaders speak of a global reset, what that they really mean is dethroning the United States as the world's superpower?
Since January 2020, the world has been subjected to a massive, global faux pandemic designed to do two things. First, it was designed to drive the world into a state of crisis and panic. Secondly, it capitalized off the first part (crisis) to condition the world into shutting down the global economy as well as accepting a global solution. The intent was to crash the global economy, and force it to turn to a new, digital, global currency, which would effectively, end national sovereignty.
But God already knew what they were scheming.
In 2016, the United States elected one of the most seemingly, unelectable men to the highest office in the world. The phenomenon that was the Trump-2016 election was in reality, a miracle. Despite having pitted against him, the following-
Trump still won a shocking victory. In fact, his victory was so decisive, that Clinton conceded that night without even contesting it. They were reeling, so assured by all the above that they would defeat Trump in such a lopsided landslide that they had not even considered the possibility that she could lose.
But God had already picked His candidate.
Infuriated, the Democrats, their unelected shadow network of contractors and nameless/faceless government bureaucrats, the Deep State (shadow intelligence networks), and the outgoing Obama administration, made it their mission, to destroy the Trump presidency. They attacked him and everyone close to him, relentlessly. In fact, anyone who had even the slightest dirt on them (all of which was before he took office), were quickly picked off and targeted for destruction (R. Stone, M. Flynn, M. Manafort, etc.)
However, Trump is a no-holds barred, take no prisoner, scorched earth, New Yorker who had been brought up through the ranks of the democrat elites. He knew how they fought. He knew how to fight back. Even better, he knew all their secrets. When they hit him, he hit them back twice as hard, with everything his bully pulpit would give him. He went on to success after success, building his foundation across a wide swath of everyday American's, who were sick and tired of progressive liberals telling us how deplorable we were for not accepting their transgendered, homosexual, pedophiliac agendas.
Their attempts to unseat Trump failed not once, but three times. In their desperation, they unleashed their agenda, years ahead of schedule. The original intent by the shadow government was that one of the establishment Republican candidates would win the party nomination. He would go on to lose the general population election (lose with dignity), and that Hillary Clinton would continue the Obama Administration's policy of grinding American's down for another eight-years. Their intent was to use the years from 2020-2030 to get America to the point where we had no other choice but to subjugate ourselves to a global government.
But God decided to use His own timeline.
Much to everyone's surprise, President Trump unleashed the power of the American economy like has not been seen since the 1980s. President Trump recognized Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem, which had been held in political/diplomatic hostage negotiations since the 1967 Six-Day War. President Trump began dismantling the shadow government. President Trump began renegotiating terrible political deals, which guaranteed nuclear weapons to Iran, unchecked trade imbalances with China, and one-sided military aid to nations who do not pay for their own share of their own security. In other words, Trump began derailing the globalist agenda the democrat and establishment republicans had been aggressively building since George. H. W. Bush.
However, as the fears of the coronavirus began to subside, the artificial state of crisis needed to be maintained. Almost as if in pre-coordinated manner, a bizarre, almost, staged racial incident involving the horrendous death of George Floyd unleashed a summer of racial strife, riots, vandalism, looting, and general lawlessness across the nation. However, not just our nation, but around the world people protested the unlawful killing of unarmed black men in America by a police officer. As I said then, I will say again. All of this was designed to pin on President Trump to diminish his rise in popularity with the black community.
As terrible as this crime against Floyd was, it pales in comparison to the rest of the deaths of blacks suffer on the national level. Here is where the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement comes into focus. Originally founded in 2013 after the Trayvon Martin shooting, BLM would gain attention through the nonstop publicity provided by the national mainstream media, albeit briefly. George Floyd's death came on the heels of a 60-day nation-wide shutdown/quarantine. Not only that, but the nature/manner of Floyd's death was so egregious that no amount of justification could provide any excusable recourse for the public to act upon.
The truth is, BLM is not concerned about black lives in general per se, but only black deaths in relation to a very specific manner of death-i.e., death by law enforcement. They ignore the legalized genocide of black babies through abortion. They ignore black on black violence ravaging every city in the nation. They ignore black cops who are killed trying to maintain law and order.
Death by law enforcement is a facade, BLM cleverly uses to disguise their true agenda. BLM (as well as ANTIFA) is an admitted pro-Marxist/Progressive organizations openly committed to the destruction of the United States using "systemic racism" as the means to justify the ends (e.g., deconstruction of law and order). Once law and order are undermined in an area, anarchy and revolution are sure to follow. BLM's ultimate goal (per the own mission statement) is the destruction of the patriarchal, capitalist, Judeo-Christian, Constitutional Republic America was founded.
So given everything I have just laid out, we can understand where we are by using a little historical context. In other words, where we are now is not a new thing, it is actually, a combination of things. We are in that hybrid moment between the dismantlement of the Roman Republic (from the 1st-century B.C. -Julius to Augustus Caesar) and the proverbial barbarians-at the gate era, four centuries later. The Republic is crumbling from within, due to corruption and internal enemies, as well as the external threats who are funding our demise (e.g., Russia, China, globalist organizations). However, it is becoming obvious now to even our elected officials that all of these attacks/threats, are hitting us in a way that no longer feels random or circumstantial.
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., on Sunday called for a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the funding of recent violent protests that have sprung up across the country, echoing statements made by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was recently attacked while with his wife during the Republican National Convention. "The Justice Department needs to open an investigation into who is funding these violent riots," Buck tweeted. "My question is: Who are these people?" he continued. "Who paid for their hotel rooms? Who flew them in? Law enforcement needs to look at the funding of violent criminal activity like this. And national Democrats need to confront it. It's organized. It's paid for. It's violent. It's not about Black lives or any lives; it's about anarchy and destruction." Fox News
Even media-propagandists like CNN and presidential candidate Joe Biden are now being forced to publicly condemn the violence, as painful as it is for them to do so.
Satan is no dummy. Satan is never going to show the hand he is playing until after the damage is already done. I have made reference to this numerous times over the years, but if we want to see where all this is going, you have to look beyond the headlines.
If Satan is stirring up the masses, it is not just to sow the seeds of chaos, although he does enjoy doing that. Ultimately, he is looking for the reaction from the masses, who will inevitably demand, more control, and less freedom. This is where he wanted to take everyone in the first place, so he has used and is using violent and unhinged groups (e.g., Nazis, Islamists, Marxists, etc.) to get the world to the point, where they demand totalitarian control...and he will give it to them.
For example, the Third Reich was not created solely for killing the Jews, although, from Satan's perspective, that was an added bonus. Satan stirred up Hitler and stirred up all those who would help create the German Third Reich, to ultimately cause the world to want to unite against things like the Third Reich. It is the Hegelian Dialectic at the strategic level.
Right after 9/11, the US Congress passed the Patriot Act, which was a revamped version of the 1995 Omnibus Counterterrorism Act. This was one of the most invasive forms of legislation ever created by the US government. Moreover, it passed both houses with bipartisan support in a matter of weeks. Now, Satan did not stir up the Muslim hijackers (or their financers) just because he believes their cause is just, or because he wanted to kill Americans. Rather, he used them to attack us, because he knew, we would invoke the legislation that would effectively create a surveillance state.
The surveillance state unleashed the power of the military-industrial-technological industries that soon create the massive intelligence /information /communication/space warfare we see the nations racing towards today. This is the high-level form of warfare that Satan has perfected over the millennia. Satan needs this technology expedited if he is to control the entire world through his man, The Antichrist.
On the ground level, there is another conspiracy afoot. We have enemies in our nation who want nothing more than to see our way of life destroyed. From the Revolutionary War loyalists, are destruction not a new sentiment.
If we fast forward to the aftermath of the Civil War, the Republicans were quick to want reconciliation with the defeated Southern Democrats. The Democrats, however, were still bitter over their humiliating defeat; especially in the Deep South were Union General Sherman oversaw the conquest of Atlanta and other major Confederate cities. Within months of the conclusion of the Civil War, the Confederates, now returning back to being simply "Democrats," formed what could be considered the first shadow government system. They (the Ku Klux Klan) were the militia arm over their Democrat Party, and were determined to undermine the Republican's efforts of desegregation and reconciliation against their "invisible empire."
Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party's Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Black Americans. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and Black Republican leaders.
Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal-the reestablishment of white supremacy-fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s. After a period of decline, white Protestant nativist groups revived the Klan in the early 20th century, burning crosses and staging rallies, parades and marches denouncing immigrants, Catholics, Jews, African Americans and organized labor. The civil rights movement of the 1960s also saw a surge of Ku Klux Klan activity, including bombings of Black schools and churches and violence against Black and white activists in the South.
The Democrats were also the home to numerous new socialist/progressives who began fleeing from an increasingly tumultuous Europe around the turn of the 20th-century. Of these groups, one in particular would find sanctuary in the United States, and we are now, witnessing the long-term effects of 100 years of their ideological poisoning.
The Frankfurt School, known more appropriately as Critical Theory, is a philosophical and sociological movement spread across many universities around the world. It was originally located at the Institute for Social Research (Institut für Sozialforschung), an attached institute at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. The Institute was founded in 1923 thanks to a donation by Felix Weil with the aim of developing Marxist studies in Germany. After 1933, the Nazis forced its closure, and the Institute was moved to the United States where it found hospitality at Columbia University in New York City. (Source)
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the Socialists/Progressives/Marxists were considered the left wing fringe, of an already systematically racist Democrat Party. They would spend the next few decades patiently building their foundation through the propagandist indoctrination of seminaries, universities, and eventually, public education. It was here that leftist ideological heavyweights began to radicalize in the 1960s with a culture war, capitalizing on the death of political leaders (JFK, MLK) and during a highly unpopular war in Vietnam. In one university, we see a more insidious form of warfare/terrorism being developed that was designed to break collapse the United States, as we know it.
First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven - both longtime members of the Democratic Socialists of America, where Piven today is an honorary chair - the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. (Source)
LBJ's "Great Society," in conjunction with a costly-overseas war in Southeast Asia, would achieve just that very goal. By the time President Nixon came into office (1969-74), the U.S. had to abandon the gold standard for a variety of reasons. From there, we went to a free-floating, debt-based, fiat currency. Had that been our sole financial transition, the US would have had collapsed economically decades ago.
However, ingeniously, the US also collaborated with OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) to set all oil prices in US Dollars. This meant, that nations, who needed to buy oil, had to have US currency to do so, which meant, every nation had to keep US greenbacks as their reserve currency. This preserved the status of the US Dollar from then (1971) until the early 2000s.
However, by 2007-08, there were growing signs that America's financial house of cards was about to come down. Although the Subprime Mortgage Crisis cannot be laid solely at the feet of the democrat party, they did not help matters enforcing financially risky policies promoting socialist-light programs. Like LBJ's "Great Society," equal housing policies passed under Carter and Clinton would incentivize the practice of giving loans to those who could not afford them. That, along with out of control hedge fund markets, adjustable-rate mortgages, balloon payments, and increased debt would culminate in the perfect financial storm of 2008. I bring this up not simply to rehash recent history, but to show the first serious attempt by nations to become detached from the US Dollar.
Since the U.S. has long been the most stabilizing financial market force in the world, as well as almost every nation keeping US Dollars as a reserve currency, we have become the world's greatest liability (should we collapse). Our collapse would absolutely guarantee the financial collapse of every other country in the world. This is what and why people like Cloward, Piven, George Soros, Obama, Clinton, and countless other globalists are working over-time to use the COVID-19 crisis, to achieve hasten our demise. The upcoming 51st annual meeting of the Web Economic Forum (WEF) is a perfect example of this.
'The Great Reset' will be the theme of this unique twin summit in January 2021...The WEF, which describes itself as an international organization for public-private partnership, said 'The Great Reset' is a commitment to jointly and urgently build the foundations of economic and social systems for a more fair, sustainable and resilient future. "It requires a new social contract centered on human dignity, social justice and where societal progress does not fall behind ...United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "The great reset is a welcome recognition that this human tragedy must be a wake-up call. We must build more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and the many other global changes we face." Schwab said COVID-19 has accelerated the world's transition into the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, while this global pandemic has also demonstrated again how interconnected everyone is...
While all the flowery language sounds appealing on the surface, the reality of what these globalists are proposing is nothing more than equally shared misery. It is socialism. It is redistributing wealth from those who have, to those who have not (and create not). This recipe has been tried many, many times and it never works. However, their proposal here is that the reason it has not worked, because it has not been tried everywhere at the same time.
Their Great Reset agenda is already couched in the United Nation's Agenda 2030. It ignores the recipe for actual economic success (see Trump's economic recovery from the Obama-era recession), and dedicates their seemingly limitless resources to creating a world that erases borders, national sovereignty, individual rights, and liberty all in the name of equality. What it will create, is a techno-oligarchical conglomerate of an upper class, and everyone else.
As we approach the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we are reminded of the great evils that exist in our world. The 9/11 hijackers weren't random men who all of sudden decided to kill innocent Americans. They were put together, trained, and financed to carry out this mission. Think about how much our world has changed since that one event 19 years ago.
I have spent numerous hours on the previous five articles (The Death of a Nation, Civil War and the Coming New World Order, American Pie, the Great Reset, and the Last Trump Rapture) explaining ad nausea, why the left is determined to create a singular new world order. Most of these people do not even understand why they are so determined to do this. The true enemy is not these people (as misguided as they are), the true enemy is Satan, and those demonic forces seeking still to overthrow God's authority. These leftists and globalists are being manipulated like human puppets on marionette strings, dancing to the tune of older, darker, forces. From Revelation 13;
The rise of a regional (then global) government
Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority... (vs 1-3)
The global government, led by Antichrist, gains global authority
It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. (vs. 7)
The Antichrist's right hand man, the False Prophet, then directs all peoples to worship him
...Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (vs. 11-12)
These two men control ALL buying and selling (everything financial) using some new technology.
...He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (vs. 16-17)
So not a matter of if, but when; this is where Scripture says the world will end up during the last seven-years of human history. However, in order for these things to come to pass, three things are needed.
Right now as you read this, someone is aggressively funding these efforts to overthrow our way of life, so that it causes the entire world to need a Great Reset. The world NEEDS the right crisis (collapsing the US) to make the Great Reset, Agenda 2020, Agenda 2030, the Green New Deal, etc. more than just words, but reality.
As hard as they have tried with the Coronavirus 2.0, the Wuhan Flu is not panning out to be the crisis they wanted it so desperately to become. This tells me two things: first, it will take something even worse to cause people going forward to actually react, and secondly, they (global and national governments) are learning from this present one, on what to do (and not do) during a"crisis."
The reasons why globalists are funding their own demise (national and corporate suicide) through fake crises and social justice, is as antithetical as Hitler's reasoning for opening a two-front war with the West and the Soviet Union. It does not make sense from a human perspective, which tells me there is another agenda afoot. A darker, spiritual one, which is operating on another level. This is probably why these decisions, appear nonsensical to us mere mortals.
At present, the US is the largest stabilizing force on the planet. The "Great Reset" only makes sense in a world where the US ceases to exist. Someone is organizing these efforts today to sow anarchy and lawlessness in America's largest cities in an effort to hasten that reality. While we common-folk already know who that someone is (George Soros), he is not the only one. Furthermore, to speak his name causes us to automatically be labeled conspiracy theorists.
However, as Senator Paul rightfully noted, these rioters are receiving money from somewhere. Do the rioters not work? How do they pay their bills? How do they pay for food? Fuel? Hotel rooms? Why are corporations giving millions of dollars to anarchist and Marxist organizations who are then rioting, looting, and burning down their stores? These are all legitimate questions that should be asked. Although we know where this ultimately ends up, as long as we have breath in our lungs, we should never tolerate evil. And what we have going on in the streets, is organized evil. As Victor Davis Hanson rightfully noted, this coming election is not about Democrat versus Republican, nor even capitalism vs. socialism, but civilization vs. anarchy.
The light of the day is quickly dying, and night is coming soon. Continue to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to all those who God puts in our lives. Continue to pray for this nation and for Trump so that perhaps, one last revival can glean what is left of the harvest.
For those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the ONLY escape from this coming global testing, is by placing your sincere faith and trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for your sins today. If you miss the Rapture of the Church (the sudden disappearance of millions of people), the world will enter into a time that will be worse than any other in human history. It will be hell on earth. The only escape is by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ and becoming part of the bride of Christ today.
...that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:9-13
9-11: Israel and the US Joined in Blood Against Evil - Adam Berkowitz - https://www.israel365news.com/158260/9-11-israel-and-the-us-joined-in-blood-against-evil/
You will listen to the entreaty of the lowly, Hashem, You will make their hearts firm; You will incline Your ear to Champion the orphan and the downtrodden, that men who are of the earth tyrannize no more. Psalms 10:17 (The Israel BibleTM)
Though 9-11 memorials are found in several countries around the world, the tiny country of Israel has 13 memorials, the most of any country outside the U.S. And significantly, the 30-foot-tall 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza in Ramot, Jerusalem is the only memorial outside of the United States that lists all the names of the victims, including five who were Israeli citizens. A small part of New York City, a metal shard from the ruins of the World Trade Center, is embedded in the base. The creation of this monument was not mere symbolism. It was an act full of meaning. In a world in which the powers of darkness do not hesitate to perform horrifying acts of violence that have, until now, been rejected by even the most twisted of human spirits, 9-11 is a bond of blood that is the US-Israeli brotherhood fighting the evil forces that threaten to plunge all of humanity into darkness.
Following the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the Jewish National Fund and JNF-USA erected a stone plaque listing the names of the 11 victims of that attack next to the 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza. The attack was a graphic reminder that the same evil that targets Israel also targets the U.S. Osama Bin Laden, the head of al Qaeda, stated that one of the main motivations for the attacks was U.S support for Israel. And terrorism in Israel reflected this connection with a spike in terrorist attacks. In 2001-2002, over 250 terrorist attacks in Israel killed 659 Israelis and injured over 3,800. Many of the victims were U.S. citizens.
On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from Islamic al-Qaeda, armed with box-cutters, hijacked four passenger airliners, using them to carry out a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks, . flying two of the planes into the two towers of the World Trade Center and a third plane into the Pentagon. The attacks killed 2,977 people and wounding over 25,000, making 9/11 the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history.
The number one motive Al Qaeda gave for the attack: US support for Israel.
US-ISRAEL/TRUMP-NETANYAHU: UNITED AGAINST IRAN
After much political strong-arming, President Barack Obama succeeded in signing into law the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear. Prime Minister Netanyahu jeopardized relations with the US by speaking before Congress before the presentation of the JCPOA for approval.
The agreement was horrifying in its conception since Iranian complicity in the 9-11 terror event was well-documented. US investigators who compiled the 2004 9/11 Commission Report wrote their suspicions that the Iranian government knowingly facilitated the passage of al-Qaeda members who later carried out the terrorist attacks, allowing the would-be terrorists to conceal their origins to US immigration officials.
This was confirmed by the Iranian government in 2018 when Mohammad-Javad Larijani, the international affairs assistant in the Iranian judiciary, said in an interview that his government had helped the terrorists with their travel and travel documents. It has since been confirmed that Iran regularly cooperates and aids al Qaed and Hezbollah.
Following the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the Jewish National Fund and JNF-USA erected a stone plaque listing the names of the 11 victims of that attack next to the 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza.
As per his campaign platform, President Trump has rejected the JCPOA and reinstated economic sanctions against Iran. It should be noted that former Vice President Biden has made reinstating the JCPOA part of his campaign platform.
TAYLOR FORCE: AMERICAN LAW PROTECTING ISRAELIS FROM ISLAMIC TERRORISM
One victim of Palestinian terrorism who was killed in Israel was a Christian military veteran from Texas named Taylor Force. He was stabbed to death on a Tel Aviv beach by a Palestinian terrorist in 2016. Because the killer died while committing an act of terrorism, the killer's relatives are paid a monthly pension equal to several times the average monthly Palestinian wage. The Taylor Force Act was introduced to Congress and initially encountered partisan difficulties with the Democrats opposing the bill. It was passed in 2018, ending American aid to the Palestinian Authority unless the PA stopped paying stipends to the terrorists and their families, including the families of successful suicide bombers.
9-11 AS INSPIRATION FOR MORE ATTACKS
On the anniversary of 9-11 in 2019, Al-Sahab, the media arm of Al-Qaeda, released a video in which the group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, urged attacks against Israeli, US, European and Russian interests worldwide. The main target of their ire was President Trump who they hated for moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. In his call to violence, al Zawahiri cursed Trump as a Zionist, claiming that the majority of Zionists throughout history have been non-Jews, listing Napoleon Bonaparte, Arthur Balfour, Mark Sykes and President Trump as examples of "non-Jew Zionists." According to al-Zawahiri, "These Zionists plot against Muslims everywhere and immigrate to Israel from all over the world; therefore, it is necessary to take the battle to them everywhere."
Just nine days after al-Zawahiri called for attacks, US authorities announced the arrest of a New Jersey man for allegedly scouting dozens of targets for Hezbollah. The man was a naturalized citizen who came to the U.S. from Lebanon.
It may be that al Qaeda is planning future generations of terrorists to attack the US. It was rumored in 2018 that Hamza Bin Laden, the son of notorious al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden, married the daughter of Mohamed Atta, one of the ringleaders of the 9-11 attacks.
A BIBLICALLY ROOTED COVENANT OF SUFFERING
It is interesting to note that 9-11, the eleventh day of the ninth month, has a counterpart in Israel. Like most Europeans, Israelis write the date with the day preceding the month, so September 11th is written 11-9. On the Hebrew calendar, 11-9, or the ninth day of the eleventh month, is Tisha b'Av, the ninth of Av, a day of fasting in which Jews commemorate the destruction of our "Twin Towers": the First and Second Temples.
Rabbi Tuly Weisz, the founder of Israel 365, noted that this Israel-US bond of brotherhood inspires him to work even harder to support Israel in times of dire need.
"September 11th is a difficult day," he shares. "On this day, we remember the thousands of Americans who were murdered by radical Islamic terrorists. We pray for the victims and their families".
"Unfortunately, here in Israel, terrorism is all too familiar. Terror attacks and attempted terror attacks are daily occurrences. Israelis live in constant fear of suicide bombings, car-rammings, rockets, stabbing attacks, shootings, and arson terrorism. Despite the dark reality, the Children of Israel are committed to living in their land in the fulfillment of God's word:
"On that day Hashem made a covenant with Avram, saying, "To your offspring, I assign this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates." Genesis 15:18
"This year, just as in every year since the establishment of the State of Israel, more Israelis were murdered by terrorists."
Today we mourn and remember all those who we have lost to senseless acts of terrorism. We look after and care for those who live on. As lovers of God, and the Bible, we must follow His command and care for His children, as it is written:
"You will listen to the entreaty of the lowly, Hashem...to Champion the orphan and the downtrodden, that men who are of the earth tyrannize no more." Psalms 10:17-18
Rabbi Pinchas Winston, an American rabbi living in Israel who is a prolific end-of-days author, described how 9-11 essentially changed the U.S. and its relationship with Israel.
"Up until 9-11, the sympathy in the U.S. regarding terrorist attacks was superficial. Terrorism was 6,000 miles away for most Americans. 9-11 brought Israel to the shores of America. Home Front security suddenly became a very real concern, changing the structure of daily life. Neither Jews nor non-Jews could hide from the enemy that was attacking Israeli citizens."
The rabbi emphasized that this was a bitter lesson in humility for the most powerful nation in the world.
"It opened up Americans' eyes to the fact that the unbelievable things that happened in other countries, including terror and despotic leaders, could happen in downtown USA. The foundations of the country shifted."
This transformed the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.
"Rather than look at Israel with sympathy, America looked to Israel for solutions, to learn how we coped. We became true allies," Rabbi Winston said. "Israel is a partner with God in geula (redemption) and just like the nations brought sacrifices to the temple, America can be a partner with Israel in redemption."
Rabbi Winston noted that the "dark side" blamed Israel for 9-11, either through absurd conspiracies or by accepting Osama Bin Laden's claim that the attacks came as punishment for U.S. support of Israel.
"This led to an equal rise in support for the Palestinians," Rabbi Winston noted, pointing to 9-11 as a point at which Americans were pushed to choose sides.
But choosing sides has Biblical implications, the rabbi noted.
I will bless those who bless you And curse him that curses you; And all the families of the earth Shall bless themselves by you." Genesis 12:3
"Even more than any military cooperation or connection via the American jews, 9-11 was a covenant in suffering that indelibly joined the U.S. to Israel," Rabbi Winston said. "But a covenant can only be made intentionally. It includes the Americans who choose to join Israel."
The Global Police State Is Swiftly Rising - Brandon Smith -
There is always an excuse for the enforcement of totalitarian restrictions on the public. There is always a reason. And, often these reasons are engineered to sound logical and practical at the time.
In Germany after WWI and into the early 1930s Bolshevik activists and the German Communist Party (KPD) engaged in aggressive economic sabotage, street violence and even assassinations. This along with the Great Depression led to German middle class support for the National Socialist Party and the Third Reich (fascism).
Much of history's focus is on the horrors of the Nazis, but many people are unaware of the extreme threat of communist revolution in Europe during this era, a threat which was used by the Nazis as a perfect rationale for constructing a police state. Arguably, without the existence of hardline communism, the fascists never would have had the public support needed to rise to power.
In Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution, the Cheka secret police were established in the name of preventing "counter-revolution". This is an interesting aspect common to communism in particular; they desperately cling to the narrative that THEY are the "revolutionaries", even when they have all the power.
Thus, the revolution never ends because there are always people who disagree with communism. Anyone who refuses to comply with Marxist mandates becomes an imperialist enemy and bogeyman, and is held up as an example of why the revolution must perpetually continue. The police state must exist forever to root out the evil classists lurking in the shadows.
During the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak, a virus with a much higher death rate among younger Americans compared to today's coronavirus, major US cities such as New Orleans instituted martial law measures and lockdowns on the economy; closing schools, churches, public transportation, and places of leisure.
Of course these measures did little to nothing to stop the spread of the virus and the public became frustrated with their inability to function in the day-to-day economy (sound familiar). The population began to rebel against restrictions that were leading to financial decay, and there was little governments could do about it.
I've noticed that the mainstream media has attempted in the past six months to rewrite the history of the Spanish Flu as if martial law measures were a success, even though ultimately the flu ran its natural course in the majority of US cities. Infections and deaths continued unabated until the virus burned itself out and disappeared (no working vaccine was ever produced though there were many failed attempts based on the assumption that the disease was bacterial). Martial law actions only served to drag out the timeline of the virus.
One could argue that a hundred years ago governments did not have the same tools at their disposal as they do now. But are we really that much further ahead? Virologists have been working on an effective SARS vaccine for almost two decades with little success; the idea that they could come up with a working vaccine for Covid in the span of a year (as many governments are suggesting) seems absurd. History shows us that when vaccines are rushed into production by authorities, very bad things happen.
Regardless of lockdown measures, infection rates continue to climb in many nations, thereby justifying even longer or more frequent lockdowns. This creates an endless cycle of economic instability which the public cannot endure, and many people are beginning to wonder what purpose of the pandemic restrictions serve?
It's obviously not to slow the virus and save lives as an effective vaccine is unlikely to be developed in time for the lockdowns to matter. But, if you wanted to quickly implement a totalitarian system, then using a global health threat as justification might be the ticket.
The problem for the establishment will be this: How can they keep the tyranny going once they have it? Ultimately, for a totalitarian system to work it needs a large portion of the public to support it on principle. The public has to believe that the loss of their liberties is necessary to their survival for the long term.
What I find most interesting is the disparity in response to the two sides of the crisis today. Just as in the early part of the 20th century, we have a communist uprising as well as global pandemic that the public is growing increasingly suspicious of. How the government treats each problem is obviously different.
For example, the law enforcement response to the BLM and ANTIFA riots has been rather subdued and passive. I was in Pittsburgh for the G20 event in 2009 and I can tell you from experience that the police response was vicious and highly coordinated, and this was against groups that were doing nothing more that chanting slogans in the street without a permit from the city (the city government only gave out one protest permit while the G20 were present in Pittsburgh).
There was no rioting and minimal damage to private property, yet law enforcement deployed full force measures including Spartan formations, sound cannons, rubber bullets and armored vehicles. Watch video footage of the G20 in Pittsburgh and then compare it to the riots in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, etc. It should become clear to you that for some reason police are being ordered to hold back the majority of the time.
Another glaring issue is the media response to the riots. They refer to the protests as exclusively peaceful despite mass looting, destruction of private property and violence. They treat BLM as sacrosanct and untouchable and act as an attack dog against anyone criticizing the actions of the organization. The issue of social distancing and virus spread is dismissed or ignored when it comes to BLM.
By extension, examine the mainstream media response to the protests against coronavirus lockdown restrictions. No riots, no looting, no violence on the part of conservative and moderate protesters, yet the media demonizes them as if they are a threat to the very fabric of our society.
Look at how quick authorities have been to arrest people who refuse to follow lockdown restrictions, and take into account how aggressive arrests have been in other countries like Australia, Spain or the UK for doing nothing more than posting messages on Facebook or not wearing a mask on the street.
I think my point here is clear: The establishment supports social justice violence and unrest, and is cracking down hard on any resistance to medical tyranny. The hypocrisy is evident.
But this brings up some questions; such as why they are so keen to allow the BLM riots to continue? As noted at the beginning of this article, I think the strategy is evident - It's a two pronged attempt, a bait and switch: If the Marxists are successful and meet little resistance from the public then they will tear down the current system, and the elitists institutions that fund them like George Soros's Open Society Foundation and the Ford Foundation will use the opportunity to build an Orwellian collectivist society from the ashes.
On the other hand, as in Germany in the 1930s, the civil unrest caused by hard left groups could also convince the general public that martial law measures are an acceptable solution and make them willing to sacrifice constitutional protections in order to rid themselves of the threat.
There have been examples of this recently when federal agents initiated black bagging of protester in Portland using unmarked vans; all I saw from most conservatives was cheering. This would undoubtedly lead to a long term totalitarian structure that, once again, benefits the elites that inhabit every aspect of government.
In both cases, the power elites get what they want - a police state.
In terms of the pandemic response, a police state is already being established in many nations, and with most Western people's predominantly disarmed there is little chance they will be able to resist the crackdown that will ensue as they try to protest the restrictions. But what about in America?
This is why it does not surprise me that the BLM riots are being encouraged so openly in the US. Look at it this way: If the elites cannot get us to go along with medical tyranny for fear of sparking an armed uprising from conservatives with actual training and ability, then they figure maybe they can trick us into supporting martial law in the name of defeating the political left.
The only solution is to refuse to support either option. We must repel the establishment of medical tyranny and stand against any overstep of state and federal governments against the Constitution when it comes to protests. Riots and looting can be dealt with, and dealt with within the confines of the Bill of Rights.
Also, once again I would point out that in almost every place where armed citizens organize and take up security measures in their communities the protests remain peaceful, or they don't happen at all.
There is no legitimate excuse for a police state. There is always another way. Anyone who tells you different has an agenda of their own.
Stepping Into Eternity - By Grant Phillips -
For the non-believing world, the end of one's earthly life and beginning of life in eternity will be unimaginably horrible.
"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28).
The rich man in hell cried out in his misery:
"Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame'" (Luke 16:24).
"Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment'" (Luke 16:27-28).
What a waste that the door stands open and so many refuse to enter in. Jesus said:
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture" (John 10:9).
Glory to God for those of us who have been saved, but our one desire is that others may come to Jesus and be saved also. It is so much sweeter to enjoy His love now and in eternity than to face His judgment in eternity.
Stepping into eternity is an event every Christian looks forward to, especially those who are suffering in some way.
When the last breath leaves our body while on this earth, we will see the face of God in Jesus Christ. This is the same Jesus who left His home in Heaven for a time and came to earth to pay our sin debt and provide the only path to God. He walked the streets of Galilee, and He prayed for us in the garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives (John 17:20-26). This is the same Jesus who the angels told His disciples:
"Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven" (Acts 1:11).
If I may emphasize one more point; this is the same Jesus as revealed in the book of Revelation.
"Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.
"And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, 'Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death" (Revelation 1:12-18).
This very same Jesus we see in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and also in the book of Acts, is the same Jesus we see throughout the Bible (Old and New Testament), including the Revelation of Jesus Christ in the last book of the Bible.
In Psalms 22 and Isaiah 53, is Jesus our Savior upon the cross of Calvary paying our sin-debt. In Matthew 28 our Savior rose from the grave just as He said He would. In John 20 He appears to Mary Magdalene and His disciples.
In Genesis 1 He spoke everything into existence. In Genesis 3:15 He announces Satan's fate. In Genesis 6 He told Noah He was bringing a world-wide flood and to build an ark. In Genesis 12 He births the Jewish nation of Israel from a man He called Abraham.
In Exodus 3 He calls a man named Moses to deliver His people from Egypt. In 1 Samuel 16 He called a young shepherd boy named David to be king over Israel. In Daniel 3 He was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Nebuchadnezzar's fiery furnace.
This is just a small sampling of Jesus at work throughout His written word, the Bible. His greatest missionary, the apostle Paul, wrote most of the New Testament as inspired by God's Spirit, as did the other writers of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible, in its entirety, is about Jesus, the very same one we will see when we are welcomed into Heaven and eternity.
"And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He [Jesus] expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself" (Luke 24:27; insert mine).
"And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction" (2 Peter 3:15-16).
Our seeing Him will be our greatest reward of all, but there are more wonderful 'surprises' ahead, thanks to Him.
For all those who belong to God, there will be no more bodies riddled with diseases ... not even a bad cold. In our new bodies, there will be no pain. The blind on earth will see in Heaven. The deaf on earth will hear in Heaven. Those without limbs will be whole in Heaven. There will be no blemishes in our new bodies, not even a pimple. Again, our new bodies will be perfect in every way. Yet, there is more. It just keeps getting better.
We will have no hate within us. There will be nothing but love in our hearts. Envy and jealousy will be like the DoDo bird ... extinct, non-existent. There will be no sorrow within us and no fear. Every day will be a Friday instead of a Monday (those who dread Monday but long for Friday will understand). Think on this: no sinful thoughts of any kind. Now don't say you don't have them anyway. We all have sinful thoughts here on earth, but we will entertain none in Heaven.
Those who have died with disease-riddled bodies will one second later be with Jesus and completely healed, never to suffer again. Victims of car wrecks, murder, war and accidents will be whole in Heaven, with a new body. Those whose body and mind were ravaged by Alzheimer's will have a clear mind and a new body.
There are those who say this is only a pipe dream. We are called gullible daydreamers, but the gullible are those who believe the lies of the son of darkness ... Satan. Satan is a liar. The Son of God is not.
"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:44).
"And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not" (John 8:45).
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
I haven't mentioned a tenth of a percent of the problems we have while upon this earth. Our bodies, our minds and our very souls are under constant attack from the results of sin that came upon all mankind, but none ... I repeat, NONE ... of this will exist in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. Any who will just put all their trust in Jesus can be blessed by His very presence and all He provides for us in eternity.
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Daily Jot: The Farm Chronicles: Nickels and Dimes - Bill Wilson - www.dailyot.com
About five miles from the farm was a very small village called Wayland. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Wayland was a thriving community sporting a creamery, a basket factory, a general store, post office and train depot. Wayland also had two churches, a Welsh Congregational and a Baptist Church, later joining together into one community church. It also had a town hall and a fire station. Amazing this little country village had all the makings of a growing and thriving metropolis. Then came the depression followed by World War II, and things began to change. Wayland remained small. The creamery shut down. The basket factory closed. The rail depot disappeared. But vestiges of the past still remained.
My buddy Sonny and I used to play "Combat" by running around Wayland when I came over to see him. We would spend the night before planning our battles and getting our equipment ready. We both had some Army surplus gear. That coupled with plastic Army helmets and those old Daisey air rifles that you could stick in the mud, cock and fire, shooting the mud out about 10 feet, we were ready to fight off the German invaders of Wayland. Usually our adventure started out at the abandoned creamery, just a shell of its former grandeur, we would sneak around its various platforms and ruins stalking an invisible enemy, sometimes exchanging fire and throwing rocks as make-believe hand grenades.
We would sneak in the ditches, trenches dug by the enemy, and try to infiltrate their positions. Rarely would a car go by on a Saturday morning, but if one did pass, we would duck deep into the ditch, even if it was wet, to avoid being seen. One time, a many went by and his car threw up a rock. He stopped and was very angry saying that we were shooting his car with a BB gun. He threatened to call the Sheriff, but he came to his senses when we showed him that our rifles had bars across the inside of the barrels and they were not BB guns. Sometimes our adventure would take us down by the old iron bridge over the Mahoning River where we would "patrol" down the path on the bank. You never know what you will find there-snakes, frogs, tadpoles, salamanders-which would deter us from our mission considerably.
We might stop in at Griff's store-a very small dry goods store that was part of Wayland since the 1800s. Creaky old wood floors. Tight rows between shelves of groceries. An area for hardware. Past the store's counter was the post office. It had rows and rows of decorated brass PO Boxes, each with their little combinations, and a set of bars separating the postmaster, Griff, who took his job very seriously switching between store-keep and postmaster. Sonny reminded me that for a quarter, he could get two Almond Joy bars (10 cents each) and a nickel change. The nickel was for the Coke machine out front.
Sitting on the front porch at Griff's, with our legs dangling over the worn porch boards, chomping on a ten-cent candy bar and sipping a nickel Coke. Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 3:13, "Every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God." Indeed, we had defeated the enemy, saved Wayland from the Nazis, and were taking a well-deserved break. Another Saturday morning adventure inspired by our imaginations and encouraged by the values we learned from our parents and their friends. And without the memory of it all, we would never really know how blessed we were back then and what a gift of God we were experiencing.
Daily Devotion: Overwhelming Obstacles - by Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua: 'See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor.' -Joshua 6:1-2
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Have you ever faced what seemed like an insurmountable obstacle, something that was so big and so overwhelming that you wished you just could turn and run away? Maybe you're facing something like that right now: an incurable illness, a prodigal child, or a marriage that is unraveling. Maybe you think it will never get fixed.
If you have ever faced something like this, you have a general idea of how the nation of Israel felt as they stood before the massive, ancient city of Jericho, the city God said they were supposed to conquer. His battle plan was one of the most unorthodox ever envisioned in human history. They were to march around the city once for six days, and on the seventh day, they were to march around it seven times, blow trumpets, and shout. It was a plan designed by God to show His power.
Sometimes God will allow a Jericho in our lives, something big and scary. It might be a problem. It might be a challenge. It might even be an opportunity. But all you know is that it's massive, and there is no way you can deal with it in your own strength. For many, the greatest difficulty is getting to the place where they are willing to admit they need God. It's that place where they are willing to admit the thing they're facing is too big for them and that if God doesn't come through, then they won't get through it.
That is not a bad place to be. God has a plan for you, but He won't force His plan in your life. You can botch or sabotage the plan, or you can cooperate with the plan. That is up to you. God will not force His purpose in your life.
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