Two Mass Shootings In America In Less Than 24 Hours – Here’s Why!
Published on Aug 5, 2019
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seize tanker smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf
Published on Aug 4, 2019
Footage released by Iranian media shows the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps capturing a foreign vessel which was ‘smuggling’ fuel to ‘some Arab states’. The footage also shows several cargo tanks in the ship’s hull filled with a semi-transparent liquid, which appears to be the fuel in question.
Watchman Report: Losing Your Rights
Published on Aug 5, 2019
Watchman Report: Losing Your Rights Pastor Brandon Holthaus http://rockharborchurch.net/ All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.
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John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST (Those who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour) IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
THE GREAT “DECEPTION” IS READY TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS CHRIST RETURN
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
(OSAS = Once Saved Always Saved)
QUESTION: Re: OSAS Anthology. My question is this; why would God allow his Spirit to influence some people to interpret some passages directed towards the prize (eternal rewards) as being interpreted as towards the gift (salvation.) Why would God’s world allow such debate amongst the church only widening the gap in our like-mindedness and unity? Why would God allow someone to incorrectly understand something that is as important as their eternal security, allowing them to live a life fearful that a future sin may revoke their ticket to eternal life, which doesn’t seem like a peaceful existence to me at all, more of a burden by beliefs?
ANSWER: God is not some cosmic puppet master intent upon controlling human action. He put His word out there and gave us His Holy Spirit to help us comprehend it (John 16:13). He didn’t “allow” the Holy Spirit to influence some people one way and other people another way. Nor did He “allow” the other things you mentioned. He gave us one truth, and if different people interpret that one truth in different ways, that’s on us. This is why we should never take anyone else’s word for anything in the Bible. Instead, we should search the Scriptures daily to see if what we’re being told is true (Acts 17:11)
OSAS THAT ISN’T REALLY OSAS FOLLOW UP
QUESTION: Thank you for your wonderful site and the effort and Christian care you put into it.
But now I am confused about the OSAS answer you gave to the recent question posted about that. I always thought that if a person does not experience the conviction of the Holy Spirit about their ongoing sins after saying the prayer that maybe they said it flippantly and did not really mean it.
Of course I know that it’s not up to me to determine whether they meant it or not – that’s God’s job as he sees the heart and we can’t. But it seems as if there is no change in behaviour or consciousness, that there is little evidence that they truly have been saved. Please help.
ANSWER: I assume you’re referring to the question entitled “OSAS that Isn’t Really OSAS”
In one sentence you say that isn’t up to you to determine if a person is saved or not, that’s God’s job as only He sees the heart. You’re absolutely right about that.
But in the next, you say that if their behaviour doesn’t change then there is little evidence that they’ve truly been saved. Evidence for whom? Does God need evidence to know if a person is saved? He knows the end from the beginning and that includes every sin of our lives, even the ones we haven’t committed yet. He took all of them to the cross, so they’re all paid for. (Col 2:13-15)
Then He sent the Holy Spirit as a counsellor to advise us. He isn’t a commander who orders us, but a counsellor who advises us. To varying degrees, we all ignore the Holy Spirit’s advice and sin anyway. None of this surprises the Lord because He already knew it was going to happen and took those sins to the cross with all the others.
As humans, we look for evidence of a believer’s salvation. That makes us his or her judge and puts us in God’s place. When we do that, we’re telling God that it’s OK to judge us in the same way. In other words, by how we behave, not by what we believe. In Luke 6:37 the Lord warns us against that and tells us that the proper reaction to a brother’s sins is forgiveness.
Imagine what would happen if every time we sinned, everyone who knew of it immediately forgave us and asked the Lord to do the same. Isn’t that what Jesus did from the cross?
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
Zech. 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it
WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
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MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
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MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Possible Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
AUSTRALIA GIVING ‘SERIOUS CONSIDERATION’ TO US REQUEST TO HELP IT CONFRONT IRAN
Mike Pompeo hails ‘unbreakable’ relationship between Washington and Canberra as he urges Australia to join coalition to protect shipping in the Gulf
Australia’s defence minister Linda Reynolds says the Morrison government is giving “very serious consideration” to a formal request from the Trump administration to join a US-led coalition to protect shipping in the Gulf from Iranian military forces.
Reynolds told journalists on Sunday after annual security talks between the Australian and American foreign affairs and defence ministers that the Morrison government was deeply concerned by the heightened tensions in the region, and strongly condemned the attacks on shipping in the Gulf.
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, who was set to dine with Scott Morrison in Sydney on Sunday night, made it clear in his opening remarks at the Australia–US Ministerial Consultations (Ausmin) press conference that America wanted Australia to join the operation to stare down Iran.
Characterising the relationship between Washington and Canberra as “unbreakable”, Pompeo said: “We hope Australia will partner with us [on] some of the most pressing foreign policy challenges of our time, like efforts to stabilise Syria and keep Afghanistan free of terror, and confront the Islamic Republic of Iran’s unprovoked attacks on international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.”
The US defence secretary, Mark Esper, said the purpose of the proposed operation in the Gulf was to promote the principles of freedom of navigation and freedom of commerce and to “prevent any provocative actions that would lead to some misunderstanding or miscalculation that would lead to a conflict”.
Reynolds said the American request was a complex one, and a final decision had not yet been made. Australia, she said Sunday, would “decide what is in our own sovereign interests”.
Morrison signalled after dining with Trump before the recent G20 summit in Osaka that Australia would consider any request from the administration about intervention in the gulf “seriously and on its merits”. The Australian prime minister will visit Trump in Washington in September.
As well as the discussion about potential intervention in the Gulf, Pompeo used his appearance on Sunday to insist that America remained engaged in the Pacific, and he declared Australia “can always rely on the United States of America”.
Implicitly referencing the current tensions between Washington and Beijing over trade, and the difficulties Australia faces balancing its most important security relationship with its most important economic relationship, Trump’s secretary of state said the US was not in the business of “asking nations to choose between the United States and China”.
The secretary of state noted Australia had “courageously and independently raised the alarm about the risk of China’s 5G ambitions before we caught on” and America and Australia were both concerned about China’s militarisation of their man-made islands in the South China Sea.
Esper’s language was more forceful.
On the back of Trump threatening to impose new tariffs on $300bn worth of Chinese goods (the latest sortie in the tit-for-tat trade war between Washington and Beijing that has rattled global financial markets), the defence secretary declared in Sydney the US stood against a “disturbing pattern of aggressive behaviour” by China.
This behaviour, Esper said, included “predatory economics” and the promotion of “state-sponsored theft of other nations’ intellectual property”.
“In the Indo-Pacific, power should not determine position and that should not determine destiny,” Esper said. “The US will not stand by idly while any one nation attempts to reshape the region to its favour at the expense of others.
“We know that our allies and partners would not either.”
Esper also commended Australia’s Pacific step up (the Morrison government’s more proactive stance on aid and development in the Pacific), which is a response to China’s diplomatic courtship in the region.
The US defence secretary said the step up “mirrors our own engagement in the region and together we remain committed to maintaining the openness of the global commons”.
Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, said America’s military presence in the Pacific had been a force stability for decades, and China was also a vitally important strategic partner for Australia.
“It is not in anybody’s interest for the Indo-Pacific to become adversarial in character, so we work closely with our key partners, with our strongest alliance partner, the US, and our key trading partner, China, to pursue those issues of stability and security and prosperity,” Payne said.
ERDOGAN: TURKEY WILL CARRY OUT OPERATION IN SYRIA EAST OF EUPHRATES
ANTAKYA, Turkey (Sputnik) – Turkey will launch an operation in Syria in the east of the Euphrates River, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that Ankara already notified Russia and the United States about its plans.
“Now we would enter the [area] east of the Euphrates as we had entered Afrin, Jarablus, al-Bab [cities in Syria]. We shared this [information] with Russia and the United States”, Erdogan announced during his speech in the city of Bursa in north-western Turkey.
He, however, did not reveal any other details about the upcoming operations, including the date of its start.
The territory in the east of the Euphrates is currently controlled by the self-defence forces which mainly include Kurdish-led militants.
For years, Turkey has launched operations against the Kurds in the south-east of the country as well as in the northern parts of Iraq and Syria. The major crackdown on the Kurdish militias started in Turkey in 2015, resulting in massive casualties, which include civilians.
Back in 2018, Turkey-led Operation Olive Branch in the predominantly-Kurdish district of Afrin in northern Syria. In March this year, Ankara announced an operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), designated by Ankara as a terrorist organization, in northern Iraq.
Following initial reports this week that the White House is preparing to escalate sanctions on Venezuela, an unnamed senior administration official has given new confirmation that the Trump Administration is seriously considering imposing a naval blockade on Venezuela, as part of a continuing pressure campaign to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
The senior official further indicated Maduro has “a short window” to voluntarily leave power before Trump could approve a full “quarantine” or “blockade” of the Latin American country.
Asked by a reporter whether he was considering such a measure, given the amount of involvement by China and Iran in Venezuela, Trump said: “Yes, I am.” He gave no details.
The president didn’t define the extent of such a “quarantine,” but a follow-up report in Bloomberg indicated it would start with a complete blockade by sea, enforced by US Navy ships.
President Maduro pounced on the comments, and directed his ambassador to lodge a formal complaint with the UN Security Council, saying any attempt to block the Venezuelan coastline is “clearly illegal” according to international law and norms. He said in a televised broadcast on Friday:
Venezuela’s seas would remain “free and independent.”
“All of Venezuela, in a civic-military union, repudiates and rejects the statements of Donald Trump about a supposed quarantine, of a supposed blockade,” Maduro said in the speech. “A blockade, why would he announce that? It is clearly illegal.”
Trump over this summer has expressed an unwillingness for “military options” in Venezuela, even recently saying he was “bored” with meddling in such a complex geopolitical climate, according to reports; however, this could be the start of escalation ramping back up again after a failed military coup attempt early this year.
An estimated 150,000 rockets threaten Israel.
Yaakov Lappin, a military and strategic affairs correspondent, reported at the Investigation Project on Terror that Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah made the boast on Al-Manar television.Lappin explained the Lebanese Hezbollah is “the world’s most heavily armed non-state actor, and its surface-to-surface firepower arsenal – estimated at around 150,000 projectiles – is larger” than the arsenal of most state armies.
Nasrallah told the television station Hezbollah has improved its “offensive capabilities.”
“Displaying a map, he threatened strikes on strategic Israeli targets including Ben Gurion International Airport, the Dimona nuclear facility, a power plant in Hadera, Ashdod sea port, and ammonia tanks in the city of Haifa,” Lappin wrote.
The Israel Defense Forces headquarters in Tel Aviv also is a potential target.
The report explained Hezbollah has built its arsenal through “smuggling projectiles into 200 southern Lebanese villages, as well as launch sites in the Bekaa Valley in east Lebanon.”
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Mehdi Fattahi And Aya Batrawy, Ap
Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions.
State TV and the semi-official Fars news agency reported that seven crew members were detained when the ship was seized late Wednesday carrying 700,000 liters (185,000 gallons) of “smuggled fuel” from Iran. The local reports did not provide further details on the vessel or the nationality of the crew.
The news agency reported the ship was seized near Farsi Island, where a Revolutionary Guard naval base is located. The island sits in the Persian Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Iran, north of the Strait of Hormuz.
“This foreign vessel had received the fuel from other ships and was transferring it to Persian Gulf Arab states,” Fars quoted Gen. Ramazan Zirahi, a Guard commander, as saying.
It was not immediately clear why a ship carrying Iranian fuel would transfer its cargo to energy exporting Gulf states, but smuggling has been a source of concern in Iran. Iranian media reported last month that some 8 million liters of government-subsidized Iranian fuel are smuggled daily to other countries where prices are much higher.
The new claims would make this the third vessel seized by the Guard in the past two weeks, and the second accused of smuggling fuel.
The U.S. Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, said it did not have information to confirm the reports. Maritime tracking experts also said they did not have any immediate information about the incident or details on the vessel.
Maritime intelligence firm Dryad Global said that, if confirmed, this is likely to be “another relatively low key interception designed to signal to the West that Iran maintains the capability and intent to exercise its influence” in the Persian Gulf.
Ranjith Raja, a senior analyst at data firm Refinitiv, said this latest seized ship by Iran could be a barge or supply vessel rather than a commercial merchant tanker based on the amount of fuel it was allegedly transporting. Due to the numerous supply vessels operating in the area, it was not possible to pinpoint which ship had been seized, he said.
Something is ‘up’.
When two Financial Times columnists – pillars of the western Establishment – raise a warning flag, we must take note:
Martin Wolf was first off, with a piece dramatically headlined: The looming 100-year, US-China Conflict. No ‘mere’ trade war, he implied, but a full-spectrum struggle.
Then his FT colleague Edward Luce, pointed out that Wolf’s “argument is more nuanced than the headline. Having spent part of this week among leading policymakers and thinkers at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Colorado,” Luce writes, “I am inclined to think Martin was not exaggerating. The speed with which US political leaders of all stripes have united behind the idea of a ‘new cold war’ is something that takes my breath away. Eighteen months ago the phrase was dismissed as fringe scaremongering. Today it is consensus.”
A significant shift is underway in US policy circles, it seems. Luce’s final ‘take’ is that “it is very hard to see what, or who, is going to prevent this great power rivalry from dominating the 21st century”. It is clear that there is indeed now a clear bi-partisan consensus in the US on China. Luce is surely right. But that is far from being the end of it. A collective psychology of belligerence seems to be taking shape, and, as one commentator noted, it has become not just a great-power rivalry, but a rivalry amongst ‘Beltway’ policy wonks…
And quick to demonstrate his, at Aspen (after others had unveiled their masculinity on China and Iran), was the US envoy for Syria (and deputy US National Security Adviser), James Jeffrey: A US policy boiled down to one overriding component: ‘hammering Russia’. “Hammering Russia” (he insisted repeatedly), will continue until President Putin understands there is no military solution in Syria (he said with heightened verbal emphasis). Russia falsely assumes that Assad has ‘won’ war: “He hasn’t”, Jeffrey said. And the US is committed to demonstrating this fundamental ‘truth’.
Therefore, the US plans to ‘up the pressure’; will escalate the cost to Russia, until a political transition is in place, with a new Syria emerging as a “normal nation”. The US will ‘leverage’ the costs on Russia across the board: Through military pressure – ensuring a lack of military progress in Idlib; through Israelis operating freely across Syria’s airspace; through ‘US partners’ (i.e. the Kurds) consolidating in NE Syria; through economic costs (“our success” in stopping reconstruction aid to Syria); through extensive US sanctions on Syria (integrated with those on Iran) – “these sanctions are succeeding”; and thirdly, by diplomatic pressure: i.e. “hammering Russia” in the UN.
The point here is that the tacit coupling of Russia – now termed a major ‘foe’ of America by US Defence officials – and China, inevitably is being refracted back at the US, in terms of a growing strategic Russo-Chinese partnership, ready to challenge the US and its allies.
Last Tuesday, a Russian aircraft, flying in a joint air patrol with a Chinese counterpart, deliberately entered South Korean airspace. And, just earlier, two Russian Tu-95 bombers and two Chinese H-6 warplanes — both nuclear capable — reportedly had entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone.
“This is the first time I’m aware of that Chinese and Russian fighters have jointly flown through the air defence identification zone of a major US ally — in this case two US allies. Clearly it’s geopolitical signalling as well as intelligence collection,” said Michael Carpenter, a former Russia specialist with the US Department of Defense. It was a message to the US, Japan, and South Korea: If you strengthen the US-Japan military alliance, Russia and China have no choice but to react militarily as well.
So, as we look around, the picture seems to be one in which US bellicosity is somehow consolidating as an éliteconsensus (with but a few individuals courageously pushing-back on the trend). So what is going on?
The two FT correspondents effectively were signalling – in their separate articles – that the US is entering on a momentous and hazardous transformation. Further, it would seem that America’s élite is being fractured into balkanised enclaves that are not communicating with one another – nor wanting to communicate with each other. Rather, it is another conflict between deadly rivals.
One such orientation insists on a renewal of the Cold War to sustain and renew that supersized military-security complex, which accounts for more than half of America’s GDP. Another élite demands that US dollar global hegemony be preserved. Another orientation of the Deep State is disgusted at the contagion of sexual decadence and corruption that has wormed its way into American governance – and truly hopes that Trump will ‘drain the swamp’. And yet another, which sees DC’s now explicit amorality as risking the loss of America’s global standing and leadership – wants to see a return of traditional American mores – a ‘moral rearmament’, as it were. (And then there are the deplorables, who simply want that America should attend to its own internal refurbishment.)
But a further implication of the incoherence within the élites is applicable to Trump. It is widely assumed that because he says he does not want more wars – and because he is US President – wars will not happen. But that is not how the world works.
The leader of any nation is never sovereign.
He or she sits atop a pyramid of quarrelling princelings (Deep State princelings, in this instance), who have their own interests and agenda. Trump is not immune to their machinations. One obvious example being Mr Bolton’s successful gambit in persuading the Brits to seize the Grace I tanker off Gibraltar. At a stroke, Bolton escalated the conflict with Iran (‘increased the pressure’ on Iran, as Bolton would probably term it); put the UK at the forefront of America’s ‘war’ with Iran; divided the JCPOA signatories, and embarrassed the EU. He is a canny ‘operator’ – no doubt about it.
And this is the point: these prince lings can initiate actions (including false flags) that drive events to their agenda; that can corner a President. And that is presuming that the President is somehow immune to a great ‘switch in mood’ among his own lieutenants (even if that consensus is nothing more than a fable that belligerency succeeds). But is it safe to assume Trump is immune to the general ‘mood’ amongst the varied élites? Do not his recent glib comments about Afghanistan and Iran suggest that he might leaning towards the new belligerency? Martin Wolf concluded his FT piece by suggesting the shift in the US suggests we may be witnessing a stumbling towards a century of conflict. But in the case of Iran, any mis-move could result in something more immediate – and uncontained.
NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers—Wants To Help Combat Surveillance
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to fight back against corporate surveillance by Instagram and its parent company Facebook, as well as YouTube, which is owned by Google.
In a tweet rant posted on Twitter, Snowden expressed that both social media giants owned by Mark Zuckerberg were involved in spying on their users, as well as YouTube. Snowden also announced that he has created new accounts on the platforms and that he will explain how the sites spy on users. He added, that he would “explain methods to limit how much they know about you,” if you choose to use them.
These are my new accounts on other platforms. In the weeks ahead, I aim to explain how each of these site spies on you, and methods to limit how much they know about you. If you use them, keep an eye out.https://t.co/kbyQQe95oNhttps://t.co/6Jvkgu9zyPhttps://t.co/VU7jL8qV9r
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) August 1, 2019
FISA was enacted in 1978 as a response to illegal domestic surveillance operations revealed by two Senate committees in the 1970s, including President Richard Nixon’s use of federal intelligence agencies to monitor his political opponents. It was brought into law “to authorize electronic surveillance to obtain foreign intelligence information.”
The law requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court before setting up an electronic or physical wiretap targeted at foreigners and foreign agents.
Congress amended FISA in 2007 to let the government wiretap communications that either begin or end outside the United States jurisdiction without Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) approval; in a stronger 2008 overhaul, they further limited that power to non-U.S. persons. The last reauthorization of the Act was in 2012, which set the current expiration date of Dec. 31, 2017.
The FISA law has long been criticized by privacy and civil liberties advocates like the EFF who say the order allows broad, intrusive spying without oversight. The section first gained renewed attention following the 2013 disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the agency carried out widespread monitoring of emails and other electronic communications through PRISM, XKeyscore, Upstream and other NSA surveillance programs.
Activist Post covered XKeyscore and PRISM in extensive detail when the revelations happened. XKeyscore, which in 2008 was on 750 servers on 150 sites around the globe, served as the point of entry for most of the information that was collected by the NSA.
NSA agents would easily be able to gather information using XKeyscore’s system the operator could then trawl through billions of emails and online chat sessions, or check sites visited by specific computers by using IP addresses.
It’s worth noting that this author recently wrote an article on Palantir, the company that was accused of providing the technology that enables NSA’s mass surveillance PRISM. In that article, we went into extensive detail about Palantir’s history as a company and the development of software used at Fusion Centers across the U.S.
Ironically, this plan by Edward Snowden to expose social media spying actually comes as Facebook has admitted that it wants to “begin” spying on users of its encrypted chat app WhatsApp using A.I. scanning of messages. Although many have long suspected that Facebook was already involved in this practice. This proves Edward Snowden’s point that Facebook and its subsidiary companies are spying on their users.
Facebook itself was caught data mining its users emails – “harvesting the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts,” as Activist Post reported.
Facebook also got caught for years giving tech giants access to user data as well, so it’s not just Cambridge Analytica and numerous other analytics companies.
The New York Times reported a bombshell in December of last year detailing the secret relationship that Facebook had with the tech companies including Amazon, Microsoft, Spotify, and Yahoo just to name a few. The Times report was backed by 50 former employees of the company and its partners, as well as documents for the deals.
“For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners from its usual privacy rules, according to internal records and interviews.” The Times wrote.
Besides the 150 tech companies, Facebook gave 60 device makers themselves — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft, and Samsung — special access to Facebook data, according to another report by The Times. This special access allowed a reporter using a BlackBerry device (old model) to view private details of Facebook users despite their privacy settings, a shocking contention.
To make it clear, Facebook never asked for every specific user’s consent to send over their personal data to these other companies. Facebook claims that it didn’t need user consent since it considered these companies “service providers,” and “integration partners” which were acting in the interests of the social network.
Facebook was embroiled in data scandal after scandal. To refresh the reader’s memory, in 2010 Facebook got caught giving advertisers its users’ names, ages, hometowns, and occupations simply from clicking an ad, Business Insider reported.
It has to happen, and it will happen. The economy will reset. And this will result in massive wealth loss and violence that will shock and awe.
Violence from the ‘Welfare State’
EBT cards will stop working or their payout will be slashed in value. There is no doubt in my mind that violence will result. A tremendous portion of our nation relies on government welfare (EBT cards and other assistance). They will not be happy. And in fact, will violently protest.
Soaring Food Prices
The effective cost of food (and ALL THINGS) will drastically reset higher. Many people will not afford it. More specifically, they won’t afford the foods that they were used to.
The majority of the population lives paycheck-to-paycheck. A currency reset will be devastating in every way. There will be massive defaults on debts. Foreclosures and repossessions.
Massive Job Losses | Great Depression
Businesses will be hit hard. Job losses will be severe. A Greater Depression will likely result. It could really be horrible.
Political Social Violence
The reset will result in today’s sharp political differences becoming violent. Desperate people will assault “the other side”. The people will need a villain to blame. They always do. When “each side” sees the other as the villain, it will get bloody.
Don’t Ignore What’s Going On
It will happen fast. That is, when it happens. Today’s modern technology and systemic infrastructure for survival will enable (force) the fall to be quick and severe.
I know I’m painting a pretty dark picture. The words are fearful with doom and gloom. If you don’t like it, or if it makes you uncomfortable, just go back to your safe space. For the rest, read on.
Our debt is ridiculous. The U.S. national debt as of this writing is $22.5 Trillion. U.S. unfunded liabilities are $125 Trillion. That’s more than $1 Million per taxpayer.
Obviously, this will NEVER be paid off and WILL get worse. The question is, when will the rest of the world lose faith and dump the dollar? Answer: they’re already doing it.
The only reason we haven’t had reset already is due to the threat of U.S. military force on those (nations) who dare to buck the system of the United States dollar. But there’s a problem…
China. Russia. Iran. Other nations too. They have developed their own currency trading systems outside of the dollar system (e.g. SWIFT). More and more they are circumventing the need for our dollar.
Fewer are purchasing U.S. debt. Eventually all this will result in a major crash and reset, or, a major war. Both are very bad for us
Don’t Assume the U.S. Will Prevail
Yes, the United States has spent the most money on military, by far. In fact it’s incredible what we spend every year on the military budget. Yes, the military is loaded with high-tech weapon systems and technology. But don’t assume that this cannot or will not be defeated in some way.
There are many ways that low-tech can defeat high-tech. Sometimes I wonder if we have gone too far in the high-tech military arena. We spend $2 billion on a aircraft carrier. Could one hyper-sonic missile sink it to the bottom? Just askin…
Could We Beat China In War?
China currently is reported to have more than 2 million active military and half a million reserve military. China has a population of 1.4 billion to draw on for ‘the draft’ if needed.
They have nuclear weapons and ICBM’s. China has much of our technology, some given to them, some stolen. China is not some backward nation. They are developed and high-tech in many ways. They are the manufacturing power base of the world. It wouldn’t take them long to bang out lots of ships, planes, tanks, like we used to do during WWII.
Prepare for the coming economy reset. There’s no avoiding it. It is a mathematical certainty.
Don’t fool yourself into believing that the reset will stretch out over a long period of time, and therefore be relatively painless for you. Because if you’re wrong…
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has hit off Fukushima in Japan.
It was also felt in the capital Tokyo, some 250km away.
The epicentre of the earthquake, which struck at 7.23pm local time, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture and measured at a depth of 50km, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
There were no were immediate reports of damage, and no tsunami alert was issued.
Public broadcaster NHK TV reported that utility companies were checking on the nuclear reactors in the area.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By John McTernan
Revelation 11:9 – “And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. (10) And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.”
The background of Revelation 11:9 is the death of two prophets just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. They are God’s witnesses and hated by most people on earth as they are warning mankind of the judgement for rebellion against God. These witnesses are given special powers as proof they are true prophets from God. They are able to cause droughts, turn water into blood, and send plagues.
Revelation 11:6 – “These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.”
These witnesses are specially protected by God and cannot be killed until a certain time. The Beast, commonly known as the Antichrist, is allowed to kill them in Jerusalem. For three and a half days, their bodies lay unburied on the street. The prophet’s deaths cause a world-wide celebration for these three and a half days. Because of the intense hatred against the two witnesses, people all over the world are going to be happy and send gifts to each other.
Revelation 11:9 clearly states that people all over the world will see the prophet’s dead bodies lying in the street in Jerusalem. There will be a world celebration all at the same time. This means that a way of world-wide communications has to be in place for the entire world to simultaneous witnesses this event.
In years past, scoffers of the Bible would cite Revelation 11:9 as proof the Bible was wrong. Their minds could not conceive how the entire world could simultaneously witness an event in Jerusalem. In their day, information took months to cross the Atlantic Ocean, so how could the entire world witness this event? To these scoffers, Revelation 11:9 was proof that the Bible was full of wild tales and exaggerations.
Television, Satellites and the Internet
It was utterly impossible until after WW ll for the entire world to simultaneously watch an event. This was impossible until the invention of the television and world-wide communications. Modern technology has made the possible fulfillment of Revelation 11:9 very easy.
The idea of the television is much older than most people realize. The Scientific American Magazine first introduced the idea of a television in the 1880s. The first known use of the word was in 1900 at the Paris Word Fair. There was no one person credited with inventing the television rather it was several people who each put together a part of the puzzle. In 1927, Philo Farnsworth, an American, was the first inventor to transmit a television image, and in 1927 he received the first patent for a television. Farnsworth’s invention became the foundation for the modern television.
The BBC began the world’s first public, regular, high-definition television station in 1936. By WWII, there were only 8,000 television sets sold. The progress in developing the television was very slow prior to WWII.
After the war, the technology and sales of televisions exploded. By 1950, over 8 million homes had a television. In 1951, the first live coast to coast broadcast took place in America. This meant that now everyone in the US could simultaneously watch an event. In 1954, color television was introduced to the public. Today, over 1 billion televisions have been sold world-wide.
Through television all the people throughout the world can simultaneously watch an event; however, a mechanism was needed to allow for the entire world to simultaneously watch an event. The mechanism would be the satellite and the Internet.
In 1962, the communication satellite Telstar was launched. This was the first satellite to carry TV shows which allowed for the international relay of broadcasts. The beginning of direct satellite broadcasting was 1983. Computer technology advanced very quickly, so that starting in 1996 the television could be directly connected to the Internet. Today with the Internet and communication satellites a person can have instant visual communication with anyone in the world at any location.
To fulfil Bible prophecy, the television was needed for the entire world to simultaneously watch an event. But, other media was also needed to alert the entire world. Now, modern technology provides this media which includes the radio, Internet, telephone, television news sources, and newspapers.
The 2008 Olympics is a great example to show how the entire world can simultaneously watch an event. The opening ceremony was broadcast live from China, and an estimated two billion people from all over the world simultaneously watched. The Nelson rating company said the following:
“August 14, 2008, Beijing: Based on television audience data collected from 38 markets around the world, The Nielsen Company estimates that just over 2 billion people – almost one third of the world’s population – watched the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.”
This is a perfect example of how all the world can watch the death of God’s two prophets in Jerusalem. The 2008 Olympics can be viewed as a trial run for the entire world’s simultaneously viewing an event.
Revelation 11 does not indicate if this confrontation between the prophets and the Beast is scheduled or spontaneous, but people world-wide are able to respond and watch the confrontation and events for three days. When this confrontation takes place, the world’s news sources will announce it. The Internet websites will be buzzing over it. There will be an enormous amount of emails and telephone calls discussing this event. Even in the remote places of the world, people with some distance to travel can watch. If over two billion people simultaneously watched the opening of the 2008 Olympics, easily 90 percent or more of the world’s population are now able to watch this coming confrontation between God’s prophets and the Beast.
Revelation 11:9,10 now can easily be fulfilled with modern technology. The only thing missing is the cast of characters which might appear in the very near future. The prophetic events in the Bible are literal. Modern science and technology are now enabling prophecies to occur that were impossible not many years past. It appears that the world now is racing to fulfill these events. Remember, this confrontation occurs just prior to the awesome Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I see this teaching complete and do not intend to add information or articles to show additional technological development in this area.
COMING TO A COUNTRY NEAR YOU:
GROWING SPIRITUAL DARKNESS
By Daymond Duck – https://www.raptureready.com/2019/07/28/growing-spiritual-darkness-daymond-duck/
Published on: July 28, 2019 by RRadmin7 Category:Daymond Duck, General Articles
The Tribulation Period is called a day of darkness (Zeph. 1:15).
The Church won’t be in darkness because the Church won’t be here, but multitudes will be in darkness because they are not watching and are unprepared (I Thess. 5:1-5).
Here are some examples of the growing spiritual darkness:
First, in 1980, Robert Schuller built an expensive church building called the Crystal Cathedral.
Mr. Schuller died in 2015, and the Roman Catholic Church bought the property and building for 57 million dollars.
They spent 77 million dollars on renovations for a total of 134 million dollars.
California has a lot of homeless people living on the streets, and the Roman Catholic Church spent 134 million dollars on a property and building.
Jesus said the Laodicean Church thought it was rich, and increased with goods, and in need of nothing, but it was wretched, miserable, poor, and blind, and naked (Rev. 3:17).
Among other things, I believe the seven letters to the seven churches are prophecy (Rev. 1:3; 22:7); and the letter to the Laodicean Church shows that the Church will wind up in spiritual darkness, thinking it is rich when it is poor.
Second, the U.S. House of Representatives has a chaplain, a Roman Catholic priest named Patrick Conroy.
It is Rev. Conroy’s job to start each day off with a prayer in the House, and he has been doing that since 2011.
On July 18, 2019, Rev. Conroy stood before the U.S. House of Representatives, raised both of his hands and started casting out demons (all spirits of darkness, spirits not from God, discouragement, petty divisiveness, and sadness).
I like what Rev. Conroy did and pray for a greater awareness that the underlying cause of many of America’s problems is spiritual darkness and demonic activity that needs to be acknowledged publicly and with prayer.
Demonic activity and Satan worship are signs of the Tribulation Period (Rev. 9:21; 13:4).
Third, there is misunderstanding on the issue, but many Christians believe prayer was taken out of the schools in 1962, and they wonder why the Church sat still and let it happen.
Now, a dangerous bill called the Equality Act has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that will strip Christians of their freedom of speech, their freedom of religion, their freedom to teach their children Bible truth, etc.
If this demonic act of spiritual darkness gets passed, persecution will come to America unlike anything this nation has ever experienced.
The Church should not sit still and let it happen.
Fourth, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse may soon be released, but the Four Horsewomen (the squad) of the Apocalypse have already arrived.
Pres. Trump is calling them out for their lack of patriotism and constant criticism of the U.S., but they are trying to deflect this with the false accusation of Racism.
False accusations are a sign of the last days (II Tim. 3:1-3).
Fifth, on July 15, 2015, U.S. Att. Gen. William Barr said “identity politics” (calling those that criticize someone Racists, Homophobes, Islamophobes, Anti-Semites, etc.) is spreading hatred, dividing the U.S., and hindering our success, and it must be rejected.
Sixth, Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, is talking about creating a company to put computer chips in the human brain.
He believes chips can be implanted in humans to connect them to computers and improve their memory.
Concerning the implantation of computer chips in the human brain, remember that the Mark of the Beast will be in a person’s forehead or in their right hand.
Know that if the Rapture happened today, there may still be a few years before the Mark of the Beast is enforced.
Seventh, on July 14, 2019, two new U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jets landed in Israel, bringing the total number now delivered to Israel up to 16 (Israel has ordered 50).
Turkey wants to buy 100 of these “game-changers,” but Pres. Trump said he won’t let Turkey buy them because they bought some S-400 missile systems from Russia.
The way I see it, God (not Pres. Trump) blocked the sale of these powerful jets to Turkey because He knew they would be used against Israel.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck
A BIBLE STUDY BY JACK KELLEY
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
Over and over the Pharisees and teachers of the Law had told the people how God expected them to live, and a lot of it was downright impossible. So one day they asked Jesus point blank,
“What must we do to do the works God requires?” (John 6:28).
It was a perfect opportunity for the Lord to specify every detail of God’s “do list” for humanity, His non-negotiable standards for admittance into His Kingdom. Would He tell them to get out pen and paper and be ready to write while He repeated the 10 commandments or the 613 laws of the Torah? How about the Sermon on the Mount? How would He answer humanity’s central question concerning our responsibility to our Creator?
“The work of God is this,” He replied, “To believe In the One He has sent.” (John 6:29)
That’s it! That’s all He said. Believe in the One He has sent. Entrust your eternal destiny to the completed work done on your behalf by God’s Son.
Throughout the New Testament, this unmistakably clear answer would be repeated. Here are a few examples;
For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works so that no one can boast. (Ephe. 2:8-9)
If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as gold or silver that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a Lamb without blemish or defect. Through Him you believe in God, Who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, so your faith and hope are in God. (1 Peter 1:18-19, 21)
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:4-7)
How much clearer can it be? Our faith has saved us, and even that was a gift from God. He gave us the faith to be saved without cost or condition. Maintaining that faith is the only thing we have to do. Indeed it’s the only thing we can do, because holding on to our faith is the only effort we can exert that isn’t counted as work (Romans 4:4-5). Anything else we do in a misguided effort to improve or perfect our position before Him is religious work and devalues the incredible price He paid so that we could have it for free. It shows Him that we don’t think He finished the job.
So it’s not what you do that matters, so much as what you believe. The work that God requires is that you will hold on to the faith you’ve been given, to nurture it and to protect it from the hollow and deceptive philosophy that depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. (Col. 2:8) These deceptive philosophies fall into two categories I call Gospel Plus and Gospel Minus. Remember, they all claim to be Christian.
THE GOSPEL PLUS
These are the religions that add to what Jesus did. They legislate behaviour just like the Pharisees did, with rules and regulations you must obey or risk losing everything. In effect, they’re trying to convince you that Jesus only began the salvation process at the cross. It’s up to you to complete it by behaving in ways that meet with their approval. Some of them say that Jesus paid for all your sins up to the moment you were saved, but after that everything’s on your head. It’s like you got a free gift but have to work to keep it. Your subsequent behaviour will either keep you saved or cause Him to revoke your salvation, and once it’s revoked you can never get it back. Others would have you believe that His grace will only come into play after you’ve done everything possible to save yourself.
The Gospel Plus religions would have you believe that He loved you enough to die for you while you hated Him, but once you gave Him your heart He started adding conditions to make you toe the mark. Any slip on your part can lock you out forever. So no matter which way you look at it, the Gospel Plus means your salvation is really all up to you.
THE GOSPEL MINUS
Then there are the folks who don’t believe you have to claim the Lord’s death for yourself at all. Rejecting the notion of a personal Savior, they contend that He died for everyone, so we’re all going to heaven. Some say that those who aren’t saved can sit down with the Lord after they die and work things out. Others even say that Christianity is only one of the many roads to Heaven so it doesn’t matter who or what you worship as long as you’re sincere.
Both these views mount a serious attack on the clear and straightforward truth of the Gospel, making complex that which the Lord gave His life to keep simple. Paul said it’s our job to resist these attacks, to not let either view cause us to waver from the truth that we’re saved because of what we believe, not because of how we behave.
THE SHEPHERD AND THE SHEEP
Throughout His ministry, the Lord characterized Himself as the good shepherd. Everyone who’s worked with sheep knows how they’re prone to wander, and that it’s the shepherd’s job to bring them back. There’s no behavior on the part of a sheep that would convince the shepherd to abandon it. And so it is between the Lord and us.
“This is the will of Him Who sent me,” He said, “That I shall lose none of all that He has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For My Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the son and believes in Him shall have eternal life and I shall raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:39-40)
He made our salvation possible and then did everything necessary to provide it without cost. All that remains for us is to receive it and believe it. If there was any way that we could save ourselves, surrender or lose our salvation, or get to heaven without receiving it in the first place, then at best the Lord was overstating His role in our lives and at worst He was saying something that simply isn’t true.
SOLA GRAZIE, SOLA FIDES, SOLA SCRIPTURA
Only by grace, only through faith, only from Scripture. This was Martin Luther’s great epiphany, and it became the battle cry of the Protestant Reformation. But God’s enemies are not so easily defeated and sadly both the Gospel Plus and Gospel Minus philosophies eventually crept into the Protestant Denominations, and you’ll find elements of both scattered throughout Christianity today.
So no matter where you attend worship each week, or even if you don’t, the best way to make sure you’re saved is to cling mightily to the simple truth of the gospel.
Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, he was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures.
If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved. (Rom. 10:9)
That’s all there is. He gave you the faith to believe it, and if you believe it, you have it. Selah 09-04-05