Prophecy Update Newsletter
November 2, 2016
IN TODAY'S NEWSLETTER...
The Hubris Syndrome - By Matt Ward - http://raptureready.com/soap2/ward71.html
There is an intoxication that comes with power. History is replete with men and women who have fallen deep within its spell, sometimes with terrifying consequences.
The ancient Greeks recognized this phenomenon and developed the notion of "hubris" to account for it. Power has always been a potent drug and often in history it has led those wielding it, to become puffed up with pride and self-confidence. It has led those caught in its throes to commit horrors.
In more recent times psychologists have been able to establish and clinically identify the links between those who hold high office and certain forms of mental illness. Many individuals who come to hold very high office-especially for prolonged periods of time, seem to begin to exhibit patterns of behavior that indicate they are mentally ill.
Commentators and professionals who have studied this condition characterize those in its grip as being people who are highly narcissistic; men and women who view the world as their own private arena. To these individuals the world is a stage which exists primarily to glorify themselves and their own achievements.
They are individuals with a predisposition toward action that paints them in a favorable light, doing things specifically to enhance their image. These individuals are sometimes even messianic in the way they talk about themselves and in developed cases of hubris, these individuals seem to regard themselves and whatever they lead as one and the same.
As a result of this, these types of people talk about themselves in the third person or use "we" a lot when they really just mean them alone. Often they have an exaggerated self-belief that ultimately-history will vindicate them for their actions. Given enough time, they often lose contact with reality all together.
This "hubris syndrome" becomes more entrenched the longer these individuals cling to power. It is one of the great paradoxes of real power; that those who hold it often become entirely ill-suited to it over time.
Examples of hubris can certainly be found in politicians in every country and especially in a number of relatively recent U.S. presidents. It was plain stupidity, for example, that led Richard Nixon to order the Watergate break-ins, but it was hubris that led him to attempt a cover-up after the fact, and then think he would get away with it.
Ronald Reagan sending arms to Iran in order to secure the release of U.S. hostages, in direct contravention of U.S. law, wasn't smart; it was hubris. Bill Clinton leaving his family upstairs in the Presidential Suite of the White House whilst he galloped downstairs to the Oval Office to conduct his sordid affairs with Monica Lewinski. That was immoral and plain stupid. What was sheer hubris was the notion that in the goldfish bowl of the Oval Office surrounded by so many people all of the time, he thought he would get away with it.
Barack Obama has displayed a breathtaking hubris during his eight years in power. He has been reckless, fickle and petulant. He has picked selectively which laws he would uphold, and which he would disregard, like deciding not to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act.
Obama now effectively legislates from the Oval Office, often in direct defiance of congressional will. He even openly acknowledges and jokes about this "...I have a telephone and I have a pen..."
There have been many moments over the last eight years when even the more considered spectators stood back and wondered what really was going on in Obama's mind. Like in 2013, shortly after the Boston marathon bombing, there was to be a moment's silence to commemorate the tragic victims of the blast.
Except this presidential moment of silence would be different. Barack Obama would hold his minutes of silence at the White House, on his own, with no other White House staff present. (Except his official photographer who would capture the event for posterity.)
Obama has an almost messianic self-belief that ultimately history will vindicate him for his actions, embodied in statements such as, "I'm going to act because it's the right thing for the country." This particular quote related to allowing open door illegal immigration into the U.S.
On critical issues such as gun control, Obama is often heard stating that he is going to again "do the right thing for the country," irrespective of the views of most American citizens. He is going to "do the right thing" because in his mind, he knows better than the people he is to represent.
America was originally founded as a nation "of the people, by the people, and for the people." Yet Obama, as his presidency has progressed through a second term-has increasingly presumed an attitude where he alone has become the sole arbiter of what is "right" or "good," not what the people think is right or good.
Obama is not a leader, he is a narcissistic controller, just like his protégé in November's upcoming elections, Hillary Clinton. If ever there was person who displayed hubris in all its developed forms-it is Hillary Clinton. She is arrogant, narcissistic to an extreme, a habitual liar and someone who has been around the very top levels of power, in various forms-for nearly thirty years.
Many believe this constant access to power over such a long time has increasingly corrupted her, and even warped her sense of reality.
This is a person who used the horror of 9/11 to justify her links to Wall Street even though it is demonstrably clear that those ties go back much further than 2001. This is a woman who famously claimed in an interview that she had left the White House "dead broke" in 2001, when that could not be further from the truth.
Hillary Clinton has lied about coming under sniper fire in Bosnia in the 1990s, and about having four grandparents who were "all" immigrants when in reality only one was. And she has claimed, falsely, that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, in honor his famous mountain climbing feat. Hillary Clinton was six years old when Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest.
After all this, the lies and the deception, and her utter hubris, start to become sinister.
Hillary Clinton, while secretary of state was using a personal email account to conduct official government business. She did this rather than use an official transparent and recordable government account. This is a direct violation of Federal Law. Her response from the beginning has been breathtakingly blasé, despite the growing acceptance that both Russia and China have hacked these accounts accessing some of the most sensitive and compromising information available on the United States.
Then we come to Benghazi, the most reprehensible example of all. Benghazi more than anything else highlights Clinton's sheer and unabashed hubris. On September 12, 2011 Islamist rebels attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, butchering U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other brave Americans.
It subsequently was revealed that the State Department, which she led, had repeatedly rejected urgent requests for additional security at Benghazi. Hillary Clinton was aware of the dangers and did nothing even though she knew the dangers these men were facing. She then, lied to the relatives of the fallen America heroes claiming that the motive for the attack was an obscure video when she knew full well that this was untrue. To make matters worse, when a grieving mother later criticized her for this falsehood, Hillary Clinton responded cruelly by questioning her mental health.
Donald Trump can be offensive, but Hillary Clinton is outright dangerous; hubris in a national leader is not just obnoxious, it can lead to imperiousness in governance. That she may realistically be the next president of the United States is a truly terrifying prospect.
Hillary Clinton is a genuine threat to religious liberty in the United States. If you are a Christian and she becomes president of the United States of America, Hillary Clinton will declare war on you. Be forewarned.
She supports the horrors of late term abortion and has publicly stated that Christianity needs to change to accommodate this abomination. Hillary Clinton could not be clearer on this issue when she has said, "...deep seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed to provide reproductive health care for all women."
Christianity is not a deep seated cultural code or merely a religious belief, Mrs. Clinton. It is a way of life and redemption, offering a salvation so costly that the Son of God Himself had to die for it,
"...it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16)
Yet ultimately, even Hillary Clinton will pail into absolute insignificance next to the man (Antichrist) who is soon going to step forward and assume control of this failing world system. He will display a hubris unlike any-since the beginning of time. His arrogance will be without limit, just like his father-Lucifer, who presumed to lift his throne above the stars of heaven,
"I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon." (Isaiah 14:13)
This man who is prophesied to come will speak unheard of things and exalt himself over and above all men and all that is worshipped by mankind:
"The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place." (Daniel 11:36)
Yet before that day comes-as it soon will, America faces a day of decision unlike any before. Take a chance on Donald Trump who loves America or go with the woman President Obama (Hillary Clinton) who has declared she would see Barack Hussein Obama's godless agenda through to the very end.
It is momentous decision and the whole world is watching.
Power has always been a potent drug and often in history it has led those wielding it, who are caught in its throes, to commit horrors. If Hillary Clinton does become the 45th president of the United States of America, I think she will be as good as her word when it comes to opposing Christianity, promoting late term abortion, upholding and furthering LGBTQ rights and in ensuring the subordination of United States sovereignty to Transnational organizations like the United Nations.
Ominously, I also believe she will be true to her word when she talks of aggressively challenging Russia and Vladimir Putin. I shudder when she talks of "punishing" the Russians, because that may mean war.
A unique day of decision approaches for America. If Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States of America I am sure that America, and even the rest of the world, will look completely different in just four short years, or even sooner.
Palestinians: Back into Bed with Hamas - by Khaled Abu Toameh - https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9228/palestinians-abbas-hamas
This has become predictable. Given two minutes of breath, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas resorts to the old tactic of courting Hamas as a way of hiding from the disaffection of his own Fatah faction. The overtures towards Hamas are a smokescreen for what many Palestinians are beginning to perceive as the beginning of a revolt against Abbas.
Last week, Abbas held a surprise meeting in Qatar with Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Mashaal. The meeting reportedly considered ways of ending the longstanding dispute between Fatah and Hamas and achieving "national reconciliation."
Abbas aides said the meeting also dealt with the possibility of forming a Palestinian "national unity" government and holding long-overdue presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The unexpected meeting was held under the auspices of the rulers of Qatar, a country that has long been the Number One sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood organization, of which Hamas is an offshoot.
The surprising nature of the meeting between Abbas and the Hamas leaders makes sense: for one thing, the two sides had, prior to the encounter, denied that it would take place.
Moreover, the meeting came only weeks after Fatah and Hamas traded allegations over the cancellation of the Palestinian municipal election, supposed to be held in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on October 8. Tensions between the two rival parties have since been mounting over the cancellation of the local election, with each side holding the other responsible for "foiling the democratic, electoral process."
So what is really behind Abbas's latest decision to throw himself into the open arms of Hamas? Is the PA president suddenly smitten with genuine concern for "national reconciliation", or did something else prompt him to rush to Qatar?
The timing of the meeting in the Qatari capital of Doha is most telling.
Abbas's chat with Mashaal and Haniyeh coincided with an unprecedented wave of violent protests that have erupted against him in a number of Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank. In the past few weeks, scenes of armed clashes between PA security forces and gunmen have become a daily scene in the refugee camps of Balata, Jenin and Al-Amari in the West Bank.
Palestinians say the confrontations are the worst in many years and pose a serious and open challenge to Abbas. The most recent clashes took place last week in Balata, when hundreds of PA security officers stormed the camp in an attempt to arrest "outlaws" and "criminals." At least four people were wounded during the exchange of gunfire between the gunmen and policemen.
Similar clashes have also occurred in the Al-Amari camp (near Ramallah) and the Jenin camp.
Abbas aides claim that ousted Fatah strongman Mohamed Dahlan is behind the latest unrest in the refugee camps.
They claim that Dahlan and his supporters are seeking to overthrow Abbas as part of a "wider conspiracy" to appoint new leaders for the Palestinians.
They also claim that some Arab countries, particularly Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, are backing the alleged conspiracy to remove Abbas from power.
Abbas's paranoia has reached the point that he has begun expelling or arresting any Fatah member whom he suspects of being affiliated with Dahlan. Hardly a day passes without the Palestinian Authority's expulsion of yet another unruly Fatah official.
According to Palestinian sources, at least thirteen Fatah officials have been run out of the faction in the past few months, most of them on suspicion of being linked in one way or another to Dahlan.
The most recent target of Abbas's crackdown is Jihad Tamliyeh, a top Fatah operative from Al-Amari, who was accused of trying to convene a meeting of Dahlan loyalists in the camp. After breaking up the gathering and threatening to arrest participants, Abbas signed an order expelling Tamliyeh from Fatah. The decision to ban the meeting and the subsequent expulsion of Tamliyeh from Fatah sparked a wave of violent protests and widespread condemnations in the West Bank.
Later, Abbas ordered his security forces to arrest Ra'fat Elayan, a senior Fatah official from East Jerusalem, also on suspicion of being affiliated with Dahlan.
Dahlan, who has denied any connection to the recent turmoil in Fatah, has accused Abbas of running Fatah and the PA as his private fiefdom.
"Since when was Fatah a company or a fiefdom from which people are expelled in accordance with personal agendas?" Dahlan wondered. He also denied that he has ambitions to replace or succeed Abbas.
Further evidence of the expanding turmoil in Abbas's Fatah faction emerged last week with a report that claimed that the PA security forces had uncovered a plot to assassinate three top Fatah officials: Ghassan Shaka'ah, Jamal Tirawi and Amin Maqboul - all critics of Abbas. According to the report, three of the suspects are PA security officers.
The rising tensions and skyrocketing discontent with Abbas's autocratic rule in Fatah are yet another sign of the failure of the PA president to control his own faction. Fatah is the dominant party in the PA; thus, the way it goes, so goes PA establishment.
Most, if not all, the members of the PA security forces are Fatah loyalists. So are most of the PA's civil servants. Many PA security officers and senior Fatah officials are said to be unhappy with the way Abbas is cracking down on suspected Fatah dissidents.
"The Palestinian Authority has violated the Palestinian law by raiding Palestinian refugee camps to prevent conferences," said top Fatah official Sufyan Abu Zaida. "What is happening in the refugee camps (in the West Bank) is dangerous and unacceptable."
Some PA officials have privately criticized Abbas for failing to realize the degree to which his Fatah faction represents a threat to him. They expressed surprise that he has not yet abandoned his globe-trotting habit and remained in Ramallah to tackle what they call the "Camp Intifada" against him.
The officials also pointed out that the increased tensions in Fatah could spoil efforts to convene Fatah's seventh conference to elect new members and discuss reforms in the faction. Abbas is hoping to convene the conference before the end of this year. The last time Fatah held a conference was in 2009.
Under the current circumstances, the likelihood that the long-awaited conference will actually take place appears to be nearly nil. The internecine fighting in Fatah and the growing challenges to Abbas's leadership are to thank for those poor odds.
Meanwhile, the 81-year-old Abbas is busy searching for ways to escape from the most recent fire to have broken out in his back yard. And the best way to do so, he remembers from eruption to eruption, is to appear to be getting his Fatah faction back into bed with the Islamist movement.
The prospect of a Fatah-Hamas unity certainly gets the world salivating. Only the very naïve, however, could ever imagine such a union, at least in the foreseeable future. Just as only the foolhardy could imagine Hamas relinquishing its goal of the destruction of Israel for the sake of a tryst with Fatah.
If the Fatah-Hamas rift was once considered the major obstacle to Palestinian statehood, today it has become obvious that divisions among Fatah pose even a bigger threat to Palestinian aspirations.
If Abbas is unable to make peace inside his own Fatah faction, how will he ever be able to end the dispute with Hamas? And the more crucial question: How can Abbas ever be expected to make peace with Israel when he cannot even control his own Fatah loyalists? The Palestinian political situation, plagued with anarchy on all fronts, is deteriorating on a daily basis.
Israel and the rest of the world are currently facing two Palestinian camps: one (Hamas) that does not want to make peace with Israel because it believes Israel ought not to exist, and the second (Fatah) that cannot make peace with Israel because it is too weak to do so. The next US administration, whatever political persuasion it may be, would do well to mark this reality.
Clinton and Trump offer diverse ME scenarios - http://www.debka.com/article/25751/Clinton-and-Trump-offer-diverse-ME-scenarios
Whoever is elected US president on Nov. 8, he or she will land in the middle of a foreign policy shambles and face a pressing need to rebuild America's fences in most parts of the world, including the war-ridden, messy Middle East. The Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump, whose approaches are so different in every respect, will both find it impossible to isolate America from the Middle East
debkafile's military and intelligence experts postulate divergent developments in response to the alternative results of the Nov. 8 presidential election, depending on the winner.
If it is Hillary Clinton, then -
Russia will deepen its expansion in the region, including in Syria and Iraq. The Russian naval units speeding to the Mediterranean at this moment are part of Moscow's ramped up deployment in readiness for Clinton's entry to the White House.
Vladimir Putin will not forgive the Democratic candidate in a hurry for her anti-Russian campaign gimmicks of depicting Donald Trump as his friend and alleging that Russian intelligence hacked DNC emails to turn the race against her.
The Russian leader is not the forgiving sort when it comes to his reputation - and still less so when Russian intelligence, his alma mater, is impugned.
The high tensions expected to prevail between the Kremlin and the Clinton White House may well ignite a limited military conflagration between US and Russian forces in the Middle East.
Syrian rebels are counting on Clinton giving them arms and funds - in contrast to Barack Obama, and are therefore tenaciously holding out, despite their inferior resources against Russian-backed Syrian and pro-Iranian forces. They see her focusing on Bashar Assad's ouster and, even more, on empowering the rebels to hamper Russia's military designs in Syria. In this, she will find support from her friends in the Gulf emirates. The Syrian opposition believes that the sharper the tensions between Washington and Moscow, the better for their cause.
Clinton has a dilemma with regard to Iran. As co-author of the nuclear deal, she will also try to improve relations with Tehran. But by doing so, she risks alienating her friends, the Arab Gulf leaders.
She will soon discover that Iran's rulers and military chiefs have no wish to cozy up to Washington, certainly not at the expense of their highly profitable ties with Moscow and Beijing.
Clinton will no doubt try to repair the damage to US relations with Israel that piled up during Obama's term of office.
If it is Donald Trump, then -
He will go for a US-Russian summit with Vladimir Putin to lay out a new world power order for the distribution of spheres of influence in different world regions, including the Middle East. He may make the summit trilateral by inviting Xi Jinping of China.
This summit will also seek economic understandings, a prospect which is already unnerving international markets. Trump will ask the Russian and Chinese leaders to share wholly or partly in the plans he put before the voter for strengthening the American economy.
The Republican candidate has said repeatedly that he would be glad to leave the war on ISIS in the Middle East to Putin and Tehran. In any case, his military advisers, led by Ret. Army Gen. Mike Flynn, perceive Moscow as already in control of the current military situation in consequence of Obama's policies.
This policy however will put the Trump administration at odds with the Arab world, the Gulf emirates and Israel, all of which fear Iran's continued drive for expansion across the Middle East under a supportive Russian umbrella.
He may try to compensate for this lack of equilibrium by taking a strong line against Tehran - even revoking the nuclear deal, which the outgoing president saw as his crowning foreign policy achievement. This could spark a US-Iranian showdown in the Gulf region. On the other hand, Iran is perfectly capable of dumping the nuclear accord on its own initiative.
During Trump's first year as president, the traditional US-Saudi partnership for political, military and economic policies may start crumbling - especial on oil pricing. This alliance between the royal house of Saud and the US dates from the first encounter between President Franklin Roosevelt and King Ibn Saud 71 years ago. debkafile's Saudi experts estimate that after some initial rough patches, Donald Trump and King Salman will be able to find common ground and so put relations on a firmer footing than before. This would repair the discord with Riyadh engendered by the Obama administration and during Clinton's term as Secretary of State.
Trump will endeavor to improve ties with Israel. In so doing, he will try and contain Binyamin Netanyahu's ongoing understandings with Putin on the Middle East.
Babylon is Fallen - Fallen - Gregory Supple - firstname.lastname@example.org
Revelation 18:2 ~ "And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!"
Well, Halloween is over, and one must wonder how many demons are feasting in ghoulish delight? Unfortunately, this demonic holiday rivals CHRISTmas in families efforts and expenditures, with whole neighborhoods transformed into some sort of zombie graveyard = showing the spiritual depravity our culture has sunk into. Now, one might counter, saying, 'this is only an harmless endeavor:'
Really? Just as horror-scope hotlines are harmless past-times? Or as if psychic reality shows don't conjure-up devils? Contrary: Honoring demonic activity in our lives has soul ties beyond our limited vision, creating prisons and cages for our very soul. Blind faith is a dangerous breeding ground for demonic activities - the True God wants His born again children to honor Him only in ALL occasions, just look at the 1st Commandment>>Exodus 20:3 ~ "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me."
Exodus 20:4-6 "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of (generations) to them that love Me, and keep My commandments."
God's Word warns us to-be aware of the dangerous occultist activity the world is steeped in like a witches brew, and to have no participation there-of: but to love the Lord first in all matters of the heart, mind, and soul!!
Revelation 18:3 ~ "For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies."
Some may say: the devil and demons are just stuff of science fiction, but God's Words clearly warns to stay away from any form of divination - instead, we're told to worship the True God in spirit and truth! James 2:19 ~ "You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe-and tremble!"
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire (burnt offering), or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you."
Revelation 18:5 ~ "For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."
Let's look at the United Nations Luciferian connections: The Lucis Trust has been for years, the philosophical and religious consulting firm to all members of the U.N. It is interwoven into the fabric of the United Nations, and done so in such a deceptive way. The average person knows little to nothing of the Lucis Trust.
The United Nations has long been one of the foremost world harbingers for the "New Spirituality" and the gathering "New World Order" based on ancient occult. Seven years after the birth of the UN, a book was published by the theosophist and founder of the Lucis Trust, Alice Bailey, claiming that "Evidence of the growth of the human intellect along the needed receptive lines [for the preparation of the New Age] can be seen in the "planning" of various nations and in the efforts of the United Nations to formulate a world plan... From the very start of this unfoldment, three occult factors have governed the development of all these plans". [Alice B. Bailey, Discipleship in the New Age (Lucis Press, 1955), Vol. II, p.35.]
Lucis Trust is the Publishing House which prints and disseminates United Nations material. It is a devastating indictment of the New Age and Pagan nature of the UN. Lucis Trust was established in 1922 as "Lucifer Trust Co." by Alice Bailey as the publishing company to disseminate the books of Bailey and Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. Her most popular work was a two-volume book she wrote titled 'The Secret Doctrine,' in which she woefully states... "Lucifer represents.. Life.. Thought.. Progress.. Civilization.. Liberty.. Independence.. Lucifer is the Logos.. the Serpent, the Savior." pages 171, 225, 255 (Volume II). "It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God."
Clearly a Satanist, Madam Blavatsky inspired Alice Bailey to form the Lucifer Trust Publishing Co., which disseminates United Nations propaganda. The title page of Alice Bailey's book, 'Initiation, Human and Solar' was originally printed in 1922, and clearly shows the publishing house as 'Lucifer Publishing Co.' in 1923. Bailey changed the name to Lucis Trust, because Lucifer Trust revealed the true nature of the New Age Movement too clearly. (Constance Cumbey, The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 49). A quick trip to any New Age bookstore will reveal that many of the hard-core New Age books are published by Lucis Trust.
At one time, the Lucis Trust office in New York was located at 666 United Nations Plaza and is a member of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations under a slick program called "World Goodwill". In an Alice Bailey book called "Education for a New Age"; she suggests that in the new age "World Citizenship should be the goal of the enlightened, with a world federation and a world brain." In other words - a One World Government New World Order.
The United Nations is steadily becoming the center of a syncretic new world religion, a weird and diabolical convergence of New Age mysticism, pantheism, aboriginal animism, atheism, communism, socialism, Luciferian occultism, apostate Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The devotees and apostles of this new faith include the kind of strange admixture of crystal worshipers, astrologers, radical feminists, environmentalists, cabalists, human potentialists, Eastern mystics, pop psychologists, and "liberal" clergymen one would normally tend to associate with the off-beat, sandals-and-beads counterculture of the 1960s.
The UN's assigned place for worship is in the Meditation Room located at New York's UN Headquarters, described by the UN as follows: "The UN Meditation Room is built in the shape of a truncated pyramid. In the center is an altar, made out of magnetite, the largest natural piece of magnetite ever mined. For meditation purposes it is probably the most ideal spot on the planet, since the magnetite altar has its foundation straight down, built into the bedrock of the land below; tapping into the energies of the earth itself. The mysterious mural also helps the worshippers tune into esoteric energies, and helps facilitate a state of altered consciousness."
Revelation 18:4 ~ "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
A leaflet written under the direction of former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld (1953-1961) stated that the eerie lodestone altar located in the U.N.'s Mediation Room = "is dedicated to the god whom man worships under many names and in many forms". This god who goes by many names is undoubtedly Luciferian who is at the heart of all New Age religions which the United Nations is propagating.
1st Timothy 4:1 ~ "Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons," do we see the nations now fulfilling this prophecy of Revelation 18:2-3 = in the world governing organization - the United Nations? clearly founded upon demonic, even Luciferian doctrines, does the ten-horned beast arises out of the United Nations? Certainly, it is the world governing organization as of today!
God calls us who believe in His ONE & only Son - the incarnate Jesus Christ - to come out of this Luciferian organization, any New Age religion which denies Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will be part of the coming judgment pronounced by the angel of God: We are now living at the tail end of human history, where every ancient heresy, pagan philosophy, anti-Christ spirit, and lawless doctrine of men and demon have bottle-necked at this juncture in time. It is why so many see and sense the convergence of so many prophetic signs all coming to a head in our own day. do-not delay, confess Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior today, luv greg
Revelation 18:1 ~ "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory."
Nearing Midnight: Satan's High Anxiety - Terry James - http://raptureready.com/rap16.html
Lucifer, the ultimate rebel against everything godly, is perhaps the most brilliant being produced from the holy mind of the Creator. This proud creature wanted and continues to want to supplant the one who created him. He has been about that iniquitous, self-appointed mission since the thought came into his thinking (Isaiah 14:14).
Satan, as he is now called by God, knows Bible prophecy. He believes Bible prophecy--all except the part where it says that he loses in the end.
The devil, as the Bible also refers to him, knows that God cannot lie, that the Creator of all things knows every intimate detail of everything from eternity past into eternity future. God has said that Satan loses at the end of human history. Yet the ultimate rebel believes he will still come out victorious over the omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent God of Heaven.
Lucifer the fallen one--who was instrumental in man's downfall in Eden--is the being that serves as best example of possessing the reprobate mind as outlined by the apostle Paul:
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, spitefulness, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." (Romans 1:28-32)
God's Word calls Satan the father of lies. The Bible says of unbelievers that they are of their father, the devil. Those who continue to refuse God's way--belief in Jesus Christ--ultimately suffer from the same insanity their spiritual father suffers--a reprobate mind.
This is a spiritual insanity that cannot discern truth. It is upside-down thinking in which the world as a whole is immersed. This is the reason we are witnessing the insanity in most every area of human endeavor at present. The affliction will one day soon bring all of humanity to the point of annihilation. Only Jesus Christ, Himself, will be able to save humankind (Matthew 24:22).
So Satan, obviously insane, though brilliant in his madness, continues on a course he believes will wrest control of planet earth from God Almighty. He knows and believes Bible prophecy, thus--I surmise--uses Bible prophecy to plot his overthrow of God's Kingdom. He doesn't know, however, the intimate details of how Bible prophecy will play out. He didn't know, for example, that murdering God's Son on the cross would result in Christ's resurrection three days later and that this would be the formula to redeem mankind. Satan played into the Lord's holy, perfect plan that provides salvation for lost men, women, and children.
The devil, I believe with all that is within me, knows there will come upon earth the final earthly dictator and a one-world-order regime. He has, I think history shows, had a man ready to assume that role of earth's last and most terrible tyrant on a number of occasions throughout history.
Lucifer the fallen has been working increasingly harder with each succeeding era, with each succeeding generation, to bring about that Antichrist regime outlined in Revelation chapter 13. As we have covered in these commentaries, as have many others in their various forums, the devil has worked tirelessly to bring all nations into configuration ripe for his pawns--the supernatural and the geopolitical human minions--to institute the new world order.
America, as I have tried to point out, is, I believe, the primary national entity that is blocking the rest of the world from falling into line with the satanic blueprint for global order. National sovereignty--national borders--must be erased to accommodate a neo-Babel structure.
Satan cannot foresee the future, but can only try to anticipate with now-perverted supernatural intelligence. He knows--as do we who look at world events and developments through God's lens of Bible prophecy--that everything seems just right for removing America as that roadblock. This election presents a clear-cut demarcation between maintaining America's founding as a sovereign, God-inspired, republic, and bringing the U.S. into the neo-Babel configuration the globalist elites are determined to inflict.
That seems to me the reason we are witnessing an astounding attack upon the presidential campaign that wants to maintain the nation's constitutional integrity as founded. The assaults, as anyone with any honesty at all will admit, constitute unbelievable rage from every possible quarter. They are absolutely satanic in their ferocity.
Satan knows everything is set up for his big opportunity to at last bring in his kingdom--the kingdom of Antichrist. But, he is full of uncertainty that this is the time Bible prophecy has given for the development of that end-times kingdom given by Daniel the prophet and John the Revelator.
The wicked one is full of anxiety about this election--thus the over-the-top rage as we near the day for voting in this presidential election. He doesn't want to take any chances. His minions are in full attack mode.
Most who want a return to sanity in our beloved nation are anxious, of course. But, our nervousness don't compare to the obvious anxiety Satan and his forces are projecting. The Lord has each of us who are called by His name here, at this volatile yet fascinating time, for His own good purposes. He will finish the work He has started in us, we are promised in His Word.
We as God's people don't have to be overly concerned. We are in the mighty hand of the One who knows the outcome of this election, of America's fate, and of our glorious destiny in Jesus Christ.
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)
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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Abounding Lawlessness - Signs of the Last Days - David Pepe - http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2012/03/signs-of-last-days.html
The Bible speaks of these Last Days and testifies to what the social conditions will be at this time among those who profess Christ and have a "form" of godliness. (Romans 10:2-4, 1 Tim. 3:1-7,2 Tim. 4:1-3, Jude, 1:10, Rev. 3:14-22). At this time, a secular progressive movement - initiated by the super fallen intelligences of fallen angels (i.e., demons ) will begin to dominate and influence the entire world preparing the world for Lucifer's lawless minion and the global worship of himself and his lawless super -ultra fascist world leader (2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev.13). Some of the signs of these last days will be the abounding lawlessness of society and the demonically led anti -marriage movement along with other apostate teachings. As we see this ever-growing lawless moment sweeping the world, especially in the West. We today can see the very shadows of the things which are about to come. This lawless spirit dominates the West's progressive Left, but what is most alarming is how it is sweeping into moderate and some conservative circles as well. When these groups begin to embrace this rebellious movement against the very bedrock of the world's most sacred institution how long will it truly be until we are face to face with the Day of the Lord!
Liberalism - for the most part - rejects out right the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God. The root and source of this rejection - of these crucial moral laws and realities - is their subjective hatred towards the Creator of the heavens and earth (Romans 1:18-32). This base ideology is expressed and manifested in their disdain and hostility towards the American blue print drawn up by our Founding Fathers, which was based on the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God.
Liberal /progressives reject these core moral absolutes and practice a sensual subjectivism that sees God ordained absolutes through the prism of relativism and pluralism. They possess a fear of moral absolutes and believe that true freedom is to be free from any Divine instituted moral absolutes or laws that suppress their unbridled passions (Psalm 14:1-3, Isa 24:5, 2 Tim 3:1-7, Jude 1:10). They are lawless in all their deeds and hostile to any that impose a Divine reality or the adherence of moral absolutes (Rom. 1:28-32).
The Lord Jesus stated that, you shall know men by their fruits and by their actions (Matt. 7:16-20). It is simple enough to see that where ever the "virtues" of secular liberalism are promoted and exercised that poverty, disease, anarchy, crime, social chaos, the break down of the family unit, violence and horrific social devastation are to be found. When one rejects and abandons the core moral building blocks for a health society for a godless delusion of lawlessness, expect to find social devastation and chaos (2 Tim. 3:1-7).
What is most alarming is how the very people that impose their delusional solutions and remedies upon the American people seek also to fix these ills of society by applying the very same logic that got us to this social catastrophic point in the first place. By applying these lawless solutions, these excel the rate of today's social ills at exponential rates. Today's American social culture is at the extreme breaking point. The evidence is everywhere, yet the majority of American's live in the apathetic delusion that all is well and that we will remain and prosper as times past. Wake up America, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
Daily Jot: It's a nasty right wing conspiracy - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
Poor Hillary Clinton. The right-wing lunatics who have always stood in the breech against the Clinton Dynasty's brand of truth, justice and the American way are at it again. Instead of trying to bring down her philandering husband who lied to Congress about having sex with an impressionable intern, this time they are after her. A Democrat-appointed FBI Director, who was repeatedly told by Democrat-appointed Justice Department Leaders to stop investigating the Clinton's Foundation for financial improprieties, influence peddling and representing foreign entities such as Islamic terrorist states, gave in to the conspiracy. The unredeemable deplorables, living in the basements of their parents, are coming full force.
It is the Clintons' modus operandi to deny, deny, deny and to attack their accusers by questioning their morality, ethics, credibility, or whatever else might work. Trouble is, this time, the accusers are their own people who have been caught in a web of lies, deceit and mobster-like activities. Whether Hillary Clinton and her supporting cast of crooks were just careless or they believed they were above the law remains to be seen. The extent that they were involved in a lewd political power struggle of money, Islam, influence peddling, bribery, death and other high crimes and misdemeanors also remains to be seen. But one thing for sure: The Clintons' will attack and malign all who speak against them.
Already the narrative is that FBI Director James Comey is breaking the law by announcing that he is reopening the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton because he seeks to influence the election. Comey also is being skewered for sending a letter to only Republican Congressmen about the reopening of the investigation. This is a blatant lie, the letter was sent to Congressional Committee leaders-both Democrat and Republican. Like a ferocious junk yard dog, Hillary is going to go after her opponent, Comey, Republican leaders, and all who may get in her maniacal way because she sees her grip on her organized crime scheme slipping through her fingertips.
Yes, all these people, and you, too, if you oppose her ways, are responsible. All are part of the conspiracy. Never mind that she and her minions are outside the law, and actually have done the unethical, perhaps treasonous deeds, that have been documented against her. It is Poor Hillary Clinton, the victim. And we should all feel sorry for her, this helpless misunderstood person who is just trying to make history. What she has done is deplorable, and yet she believes she should still become president of the United States. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:20, "Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them." Obviously, in Clinton's mind she should not be held accountable. It's you and me, the deplorable, unredeemable conspirators. Uh-huh. That's what she thinks of the average American.
Daily Devotion: A Forgotten Hero - Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." -Acts 9:17
A discovery every Christian eventually makes is who their real friends are. That is a discovery Saul of Tarsus made when he first became a follower of Christ. He had no real friends, but what he did have was a brother in Christ named Ananias. And in time, he would discover a whole new family.
Charles Swindoll, in his excellent book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit, writes, "Ananias has been called one of the forgotten heroes of the faith. Indeed he is. There are countless numbers of them serving Christ behind the scenes the world over."
You see, with such men as Ananias doing their part, Saul could now do his. Acts 9:20-21 tells us, "And immediately [Saul] began preaching about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, 'He is indeed the Son of God!' All who heard him were amazed. . . ."
They couldn't believe that Saul of Tarsus was not only a believer, but now a preacher. And Saul quickly found out who his true friends and enemies were: "After a while some of the Jews plotted together to kill him" (verse 23).
God had been preparing Saul. Saul was ready for this job assignment. He was raised in a Roman city. He understood the thinking of the Roman mind. He was steeped in Greek culture, yet he was raised in a strict Jewish home. He was a powerful thinker and communicator. And now he was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was a force to be reckoned with.
Ananias had never preached any sermons that we know of. We don't know of any miracles that were performed through his hands. He never wrote an epistle. But he reached a man who did all of those things and much more. And if we had more Ananiases, we would have more Pauls.
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