This Happened On Planet Earth…Sept. 2019…End Times Signs
Published on Sep 7, 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 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 halts commitments under JCPOA on nuclear development and research – TV7 Israel News 06.09.19
Published on Sep 7, 2019
Today’s top stories 06.09.19; 1) The Islamic Republic of Iran has informed the European Union that it formally ceased all of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on nuclear research and development. 2) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded his one-day trip to the United Kingdom this morning, underscoring that his discussions with top U.K. and U.S. officials touched on a variety of regional challenges, particularly those posed by Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Hezbollah. 3) U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said at the Royal United Services Institute think-tank in London this morning that it appeared Iran was inching toward a place where negotiations could be held.
Watchman Report: The Hour Has Come | Let Us Pray
Published on Sep 7, 2019
Watchman Report: The Hour Has Come | Let Us Pray Prayer is our lifeline and connection to God. Christ showed the opposite of prayerlessness in His walk on earth and modelled a prayer-filled life. Pastor Jack discusses the importance of establishing a strong prayer life as the lifeblood of a Christian’s walk with God. Pastor Jack Hibbs
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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:
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:
NO SMOKERS IN THE RAPTURE?
QUESTION: I just want to clear something up! In the article “will smokers miss the rapture” your saying that smokers will be part of the rapture? Aren’t we supposed to be led by the spirit of God and have the Spirit of God within us in order to be raptured? So then how does this work?
If a person is addicted to something eg. smokes, that means that he/she can’t control themselves (in this area), which makes me believe that they’re being controlled by something else. It can not be the Holy Spirit (because the Holy Spirit doesn’t encourage you to do things that will hurt your body or the place where He dwells). This means that he/she must be controlled by a bad spirit that is trying to keep him/her hooked to something that belongs to the world and not to God. You can’t associate smokers with church. I can’t see the Bride smoking! If this is true then wouldn’t you say that the smoker might be endangered to miss the rapture?
Wouldn’t it be better to say that he should get a lot of help in prayer so that God may give him the strength to get rid of the addiction. so that the Holy Spirit can be in full control of him? When you give your life to God, shouldn’t He be in control of it? This may require some sacrifices from us eg. what we do, what we say, how we dress etc, where we go etc. Am I wrong?
ANSWER: We’re saved by what we believe, not by how we behave. And no, that’s not a license to sin. But we act in a way that pleases God to thank Him for saving us, not to earn a seat on the rapture bus. If God held our sins against us, no one would be raptured, including you and I.
You don’t know anything about this person’s problems, and yet you’ve made a judgment that the Lord commanded you not to make.(1 Cor 4:5) If you think an inability to quit smoking should keep this person out of the rapture, are you also saying that your disobedience should disqualify you?
OSAS AD INFINITUM
QUESTION: I can’t decide if you are right that we have eternal security, or if (another website) is right and we can lose it for bad behavior. If it does turn out that you are wrong, that is a terrible burden to bear.
ANSWER: The question isn’t whether I’m right or someone else is right, but whether God has been truthful or not. And since I’m taking Him at His most clearly stated unconditional word, I bear no burden. It’s those who refuse to trust Him who will have the explaining to do.
The site you sent me to takes verses out of context from here and there to support their views without regard for the fact that in doing so they have God saying something in one place and something entirely different in another. Seems to me that one who puts himself forward as a teacher would have a scary time explaining to God why he did that. That’s the burden I don’t want to bear. James 3:1 says,
Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
Lots of people debate the meanings of Hebrews 6, 10, 12 and other obscure passages, but I’ve never found anyone who could mount a convincing argument against Ephesians 1:13-14 or 2 Cor. 1:21-22 or other passages I’ve quoted. They’re just too clear. To deny OSAS you have to ignore them.
OSAS = Once Saved Always Saved
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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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Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
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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
The message conveyed on Tuesday – revealing Hezbollah’s precision missile factory in Lebanon and the military base being built by Iran in eastern Syria – cannot be mistaken: If the activity there doesn’t cease, Israel will have to make it cease.
Both revelations were publicized simultaneously but through different channels. Israel directly released the information regarding the former, via the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. The latter was exposed by Fox News, whose report was based on “Western intelligence sources.”
Both cases involve substantiated information, backed by satellite images and detailed explanations.
They illustrate, yet again, the depth of Israel’s intelligence penetration into the axis linking Iran to Lebanon (via Syria and Iraq), but also the determination of this axis to continue operating. Iran, which despite hundreds of reported and unreported attacks on its facilities and weapons shipments, is still looking for ways to entrench itself in Syria to deploy its Shiite militia proxies, along with Hezbollah. Despite the fog surrounding its precision missile program (including the drone attack in south Beirut 10 days ago), Iran continues to pursue this objective with great vigor.
Employing such means to expose Iran and Hezbollah’s activities is nothing new. Its purpose is to create legitimacy for Israeli action, deliver messages to various audiences and attempt to foil the enemy’s activities without the need for military force.
In his speech to the UN General Assembly last year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed three facilities in the heart of Beirut used by Hezbollah to equip primitive missiles with precision components. Netanyahu’s goal was to pressure the Lebanese government to force Hezbollah to remove those installations from civilian populations and out of harm’s way.
Hezbollah indeed took action. It hastily scrubbed these facilities to remove the evidence, and immediately played dumb by claiming there was nothing there to begin with. We can assume that Hezbollah will respond similarly this time around, but the present circumstances are more complicated from its perspective.
Unlike the previously exposed facilities that were situated among civilians, the factory revealed on Tuesday is isolated and strictly military in nature. Israel can attack the facility without harming innocents. Incidentally, those in the know are surely familiar with the town in the Beqaa Valley where the factory is located, al-Nabi Sheet, from a different context: Israeli navigator Ron Arad was held captive there before he disappeared without a trace.
The same applies to the base that Iran is building in Syria. Israel has already established that it will act to enforce its policy of preventing Iran from establishing a military presence in the country, and likely won’t hesitate to strike near the Syrian-Iraqi border as well – certainly considering the recent reports about Israeli airstrikes on numerous Iranian-related targets in Iraq. The hope is for the Syrian and Iraqi governments to pressure Iran to minimize or stop its activities on their soil altogether. Past experience tells us that this pressure would be minimal at best, and even if applied would have zero chance of swaying Iranian policy.
Tuesday’s reports, therefore, are akin to Israel issuing Iran and Hezbollah a yellow card, just before showing them the red card.
It would be mistaken to believe that the recent incidents on the northern border concluded this round of hostilities. They were barely the prologue. This campaign will be fought over the enemy’s desire to acquire precision missile capabilities, and Israel reiterated plainly on Tuesday that it has no intention of blinking first this time. If Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah doesn’t choose to shelve the precision missile project on his own, and spare Lebanon from calamity, then Israel will do it for him – even if it means going to war.
…only 48% of Israelis trust the voting-count process, which means that today most Israelis don’t really believe that the outcome of national elections truly reflect the wishes of the public.
On May 1, Amit Halevi, who is 36th on Likud’s list of Knesset candidates, appealed to the District Court in an attempt to order a recounting of votes for the Orthodox party Yahadut HaTorah. He claimed that miscounts in favor of this party had cost Likud it’s 36th mandate, and, consequently, his place in the Knesset. The court requested that Melcer look into the situation and respond within 10 days. He never properly did so, as Halevi’s lawyer, Simcha Rothman, now says.
In an interview last night on Kan TV, Rothman explained that proper vote-counting at just one out of the 150 voting stations now under police investigation could have provided Likud with that one decisive mandate that would have enabled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a majority coalition and avoid a second national election this year.
According to Rothman, it is now beyond doubt that Justice Melcer knew already on May 1st, the final day for votes to be counted, that “the results he published two weeks earlier did not reflect the true election outcome in Israel.”
Furthermore, stated Rothman, if there had been proper vote-counting at 30 voting stations already investigated by the police and found to have produced questionable tallies, the Arab party Balad would have failed to pass the electoral threshold. That, too, would have given another mandate to Likud, and thus prevented another national election by enabling Netanyahu to form a stable government.
These cases are still pending, but by now it doesn’t matter. Israel is already heading back to the polls in less than two-weeks time.
Nevertheless, and regardless of what the courts now decide on these cases, the fact that so many voting stations (many of which were in Arab towns) had to be investigated demonstrates why Israelis have little confidence in their electoral process. And that lack of confidence is the worst thing that can happen to a democratic state.
In spite of these debacles, though this comes as little surprise, the authorities have now ruled that Likud is forbidden to independently monitor voting stations around the country. The ruling party’s formal response: “One can’t escape the feeling that the previous election was stolen from us…[and] now they are adding insult to injury by preventing election supervision altogether. …This is an outrage.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasted the Blue and White party just ahead of his departure for London, accusing the center-left party of opposing a bill which would permit security cameras to be installed in voting booths to prevent mass voter fraud, particularly in the Arab sector.
Speaking with reporters on the tarmac just before boarding his flight, Netanyahu pushed back on criticism of the bill, and accused opponents of tacitly supporting voter fraud.
“I was asked now by reporters ‘Why on earth are you pushing for cameras in the voting booths?’,” said Netanyahu. “I say to them: Why on earth do you oppose cameras? How can you possibly be opposed to cameras? Installing cameras will prevent the election from being stolen.”
The prime minster also took aim specifically at MKs Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, two leaders of the Blue and White party, saying the center-left party hoped to benefit from massive voter fraud in the Arab sector.
“Gantz and Lapid are filing an appeal against the installing of cameras. We know why. They’ve said that they plan to make a coalition – a left-wing government – together with Ahmed Tibi and Aymen Odeh, who will be ministers in their government,” said Netanyahu, referring to two MKs running with the predominantly Arab Joint List party.
“The last thing [Gantz and Lapid] want is an accurate count of the votes and transparency in it the election.”
“Our position is that there should be cameras in every voting booth, of everyone…and that the election monitors should all have cameras, just like in all of the kindergartens, schools, and supermarkets. Now, all of the sudden, you can’t have cameras in the voting area? How can you even explain that? How can you justify that? And how can politicians or jurists come oppose such a basic thing – unless there is someone who wants the Likud to lose. They want to steal the election. We won’t let them steal this election.”
Last month, Central Election Committee Chairman Judge Hanan Melcer announced that cameras were not be permitted in the voting booths for the September 17th election, despite their use in the previous election.
Following the decision, the government drafted a bill which would codify the right of election monitors to use cameras in voting booths.
IS THE U.S. PEACE PLAN IN JEOPARDY?
On August 28, US Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt tweeted that the Trump administration has “decided that we will not be releasing the peace vision (or parts of it) prior to the Israeli election.”
With Greenblatt’s sudden resignation on Thursday, it is questionable whether the oft-delayed plan will be released at all.
Greenblatt has been one of the major architects of the plan, and has dedicated much of his time in office – close to three years – helping to formulate it. His sudden departure leaves some wondering whether he would quit his central role on US President Donald Trump’s Mideast team just before all the action starts, meaning before the negotiations that would ensue once the plan is released.
In basketball terms, this would be the equivalent of a team’s power forward walking off the court and quitting the squad just before the start of the fourth quarter. His departure, therefore, could very well mean that there will be no fourth quarter – no final act – for the plan.
Ilan Goldenberg, a former state department official involved in the Israel-Palestinian diplomatic process who served as Martin Indyks’ chief-of staff from 2013-2014 when Indyk was the US Middle East envoy, tweeted immediately following Greenblatt’s announcement: “Let me translate this for you. [Jared] Kushner’s Mideast peace plan will not see the light of day before November 2020 if at all (my bet is on never).”
Indeed, the window of opportunity for Trump to release his plan is narrowing, as the US presidential campaign now kicks into a higher gear just five months prior to the beginning of the primaries.
If up until now it was the Israeli election season – in fact, two Israeli election seasons – that prevented the release of the plan, with the Administration apparently reticent to do anything that might make Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s difficult political situation even more difficult, now the American election calendar comes into play.
Though every US president has a dream of going down in history as the man who brokered an Israeli-Arab peace deal, Trump and his team have to be asking themselves now what they have to gain politically from releasing the plan just a year before the presidential election, with little chance that it will lead to a breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate since the Palestinians have already rejected the plan, sight unseen.
Moreover, if the plan calls for any kind of Israeli territorial concessions, that would not go over well with a large part of Trump’s Evangelical base who are opposed to any such move.
If the Trump team could get a guarantee beforehand from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Persian Gulf countries that they would publicly back the plan – even if the Palestinians reject it – then that could compel the administration to go forward.
But not knowing whether or not Trump will be re-elected, what Arab leader is going to stick out his neck publicly to support the plan over Palestinian objections? If there were assurances that Trump would be around for another four years, that would be one thing. But what if he is not, and a new president takes office who doesn’t back the plan and decides to go in a different direction. Then the Arab leaders will be seen by many in their own countries as traitors to the Palestinian cause, even as the plan they went out on a limb to support might be buried.
SHALLOW 5.1 AND 4.5 QUAKES HIT LAKE TAUPO VOLCANO IN NEW ZEALAND
Shallow M5.1 and M4.5 earthquakes strike Lake Taupo Volcano in New Zealand – Is the supervolcano waking up?
The Taupo Volcano has produced two of the world’s most violent eruptions in geologically recent times.
And today, September 4, 2019, Lake Taupo, in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, the caldery of the large supervolcano has been struck by two very shallow earthquakes. Is it waking up again?
Buildings shook as earthquakes jolted the central North Island on Wednesday evening.
According to GeoNet, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit at 7.02pm.
A second quake with a magnitude of 4.5 and a depth of 5km was also widely felt.
Both earthquakes were centred 15km northeast of Turangi, under the bed of Lake Taupo.
The quake was shallow, recorded as being only 3km deep, was felt as far south as Dunedin.
A 4.5 magnitude aftershock followed two minutes later in the same location.
The Strongest in a Long Time
More than 4,000 people reported feeling the quakes on Geonet.
“I felt my whole house and furniture shake, quite scary,” a Taumarunui local said.
Other Taupo residents have described their houses shaking, calling it “the strongest in a long time.”
Geonet said the earthquakes were likely to be part of a swarm that started in July, and more aftershocks were possible.
The swarm started on July 10 and 160 quakes were recorded in the Taupo area in the following week. Eight of those events were between magnitude 3.1 and 3.8.
Lake Taupo-area earthquakes were typically shallower than 10km, volcano duty officer Steven Sherburn said.
Quake swarms were common in the Taupo Volcanic Zone and several were recorded each year. Larger ones had lasted weeks-to-months and included many hundreds of earthquakes.
Taupo began erupting about 300,000 years ago, but the main eruptions that still affect the surrounding landscape are the Oruanui eruption, about 26,500 years ago, which is responsible for the shape of the modern caldera, and the Hatepe eruption, dated 232 ± 5 CE. However, there have been many more eruptions, with major ones every thousand years or so.
Considering recent history alone, the volcano has been inactive for an unusually long period of time. Some volcanoes within the Taupo Volcanic Zone have erupted far more recently, however, notably a violent VEI-5 eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886, and frequent activity of Whakaari/White Island, which erupted most recently in September 2017.
So do you think the Taupo Volcano is going to wake up again?
An underwater earthquake with an initial 5.9 magnitude has struck off the southern Oregon coast.
The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday morning that no tsunami is expected from the quake, which happened about 180 miles from land at a depth of 7 miles.
Prelim M5.9 Earthquake off the coast of Oregon Sep-05 15:02 UTC, updates https://t.co/aEyIKnuGd3
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) September 5, 2019
There were no reports of damage or injuries.
The larger quake happened around 8 a.m. in the same area where a 6.3-magnitude temblor struck on Aug. 29, less than a week ago.
The larger quake Thursday was preceded by one with an initial 3.8 magnitude.
The earthquakes off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon are being caused by slipping along an offshore fault that has nothing to do with the more well-known Cascadia fault, which is believed to be overdue for a major Pacific Northwest earthquake.
Just about a week after a M6.3 earthquake hit 171 miles west, northwest of Bandon on Oregon’s south coast at a depth of 3 miles (5.4km), another M5.9 quake was detected today, September 5, 2019 at almost the same location on the Blanco Transform Fault.
The earthquake rattled the ocean floor at off the Oregon Coast at 8:02 a.m., about 177 miles WNW of Bandon, Oregon. At least 16 people reported feeling the quakes on the USGS homepage.
The earthquake was preceded by a 3.7-magnitude earthquake about 32 miles closer to the Oregon coastline detected at 7:25 a.m.
No tsunami is expected on the coastline.
Both of today’s earthquakes follow a 6.3-magnitude earthquake a week ago in the same region.
The earthquakes are located on the Blanco Transform Fault, not the Cascadia Subduction area, according to officials at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. The transform fault zone runs northeast off the coast of Oregon in the Pacific Northwest of the United States which runs between the Gorda Ridge to the south and the Juan de Fuca Ridge to the north. The latter are linked to the very dangerous and overdue Cascadia Subduction Zone.
So get ready! Such an earthquake could potentially announce and maybe even trigger the Big Earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone!
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – John D. McKinnon
State attorneys general are formally launching separate antitrust probes into Facebook Inc. FB -2.15% and AlphabetInc. GOOG -0.45% ’s Google unit starting next week, putting added pressure on tech giants already under federal scrutiny.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday that her office was organizing a bipartisan, multi-state probe into social media company Facebook. Her announcement confirmed an earlier Wall Street Journal report.“I am proud to be leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in investigating whether Facebook has stifled competition and put users at risk,” Ms. James said in a statement. “We will use every investigative tool at our disposal to determine whether Facebook’s actions may have endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising.”
Joining in the Facebook investigation so far are the attorneys general of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia, she said. The wide-ranging investigation focuses on Facebook’s “dominance in the industry and the potential anticompetitive conduct stemming from that dominance,” her office said.
Separately, the Google probe is expected to be announced at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, with a bipartisan group of about three dozen state attorneys general joining the effort, according to people familiar with the matter.
The investigation will be led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, the people said. The attorneys general will examine the impact of Google on digital advertising markets, this person said, as well as potential harms to consumers from their information and ad choices being concentrated in one company.
The action by the attorneys general, which has been anticipated for weeks, could possibly be expanded to other companies beyond Google and Facebook, some of the people said.
Government has deployed extra security to Bahamas northern islands amid reports of looting and violence
Corpses have piled up and officials have ordered in hundreds of body bags as death toll expected to climb
Officials are now evacuating people to capital in Nassau but efforts are hampered by flooded airport runways
A massive international relief effort ramped up on Thursday in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama
Dorian struck the Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm on Sunday unleashed 185mph winds and torrential rains on the island over the following two days
An unknown number of people were trapped in their homes for days waiting for help to arrive
Half of the homes in the Bahamas were destroyed or severely damaged, racking up a total of $7billion in insured and uninsured property losses, according to a Thursday estimate
A UN humanitarian chief said around 70,000 people ‘are in immediate need of life-saving assistance’
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Dorian left ‘generational devastation’ across the Caribbean nation
‘This is our Katrina moment,’ Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands said Thursday
Bahamian officials have warned the Hurricane Dorian death toll could be ‘staggering’ with hundreds and possibly thousands still be missing from the Abaco and Grand Bahama northern islands.
Up to 70,000 are in need of ‘life-saving assistance’ while militias have been formed to stop looting amid reports people are trying to shoot others to get food and water.
While the official death toll stands at 30, that number is expected to rise today and hundreds of body bags have been ordered. There are reports of piles of corpses.
A massive international relief effort was ramped up today as the extent of the damage wrought by Dorian came into focus. Satellite images have revealed the scale of devastation and harrowing accounts are emerging from survivors.
One broke down in tears as she revealed: ‘Everything is gone, people are starting to panic. Pillaging, looting, trying to shoot people for food and water. It’s just no way everyone’s going to get out.’
Officials are working to evacuate people to the capital in Nassau, but their efforts have been complicated by flooded runways at Grand Bahama International Airport.
Government officials have deployed extra security with witnesses seeing residents breaking into liquor stores and supermarkets, carrying off goods in bags or filling their vehicles.
Appearing on Swedish television to talk about an event based around the “food of the future,” Magnus Söderlund said he would be holding seminars on the necessity of consuming human flesh in order to stop climate change.
Environmentalists blame the meat and farming industry for a large part of what they claim is the warming of the earth.
According to Söderlund, a potential fix would be the Soylent Green-solution of eating dead bodies instead.
He told the host of the show that one of the biggest obstacles to the proposal would be the taboo nature of corpses and the fact that many would see it as defiling the deceased.
Söderlund also acknowledged that people are “slightly conservative” when it comes to eating things they are not accustomed to, such as cadavers.
The discussion took place accompanied by a graphic of human hands on the end of forks. Lovely.
Another proposal to save the earth which has been promoted by numerous mass media outlets and environmentalists is only somewhat less disgusting – eating bugs.
No doubt Greta Thunberg and Prince Harry will be first in line for when cockroaches and human flesh is being dished out at the next international climate summit.
THE TRADE WAR AND THE AFTERMATH
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – Brandon Smith
Ultimately the circus and the confusion are only products of peoples biases. They want to believe they will get a treat if they act a certain way when certain indicators signal. They want to believe the trade war can be won, or at least that Trump is trying to win. They want to believe that the Fed will save them with a surge of QE. They want to believe that the instability will be smoothed away by the hands of the political and banking elites. But what if the elites have no intention of doing this? What if they WANT an economic crisis?
In terms of the trade war, there are some facts that do not support some of the assumptions out there on either side of the debate. These facts run contrary to the mainstream narrative, as well some narratives within the alternative media. On the conservative side I ‘m seeing a kind of artificial patriotic fervour; an organized attempt using memes and propaganda to convince conservatives that the trade war requires mindless fealty to the anti-China message.
Fallacy #1: China Is Dependent On The US Consumer
I’m not sure where this idea comes from specifically, but it’s not based on anything tangible. I sometimes wonder if the notion that the world depends on the American consumer for its bread and butter is perhaps a kind of appeal to people’s narcissism? Making the average American feel superior, or feel special, simply by telling them that their steady debt based consumption keeps the engine of the global economy running.
In the case of China, here are the facts:
The US only comprises around 18% of Chinese exports. While this is a nice piece of the pie, it’s hardly enough leverage to bring down China’s economy. China would suffer profit losses in certain sectors as well as a recession, but not the kind of crisis that some in the alternative media are predicting.
Around 40% of China’s GDP is generated domestically, and 80% of its GDP growth comes from private consumption. For quite some time I have warned that China was shifting its economic model from an export based system to a more self reliant domestic based system, and that this might be an indication of a coming economic war with the US. As it turns out, this is exactly what has happened. Since 2010, China’s domestic market has grown dramatically, indicating that China has no intention of relying on the US consumer as an economic pillar.
The US consumer is almost tapped out. While retail sales in certain areas remain steady and this has been used by the mainstream media and the Fed to promote the idea that the economy is still “going strong”, this is not the big picture. The reality is that US consumption is driven by historic levels of debt. Household debt is now FAR above levels last seen after the last financial crisis, with total debt at $1.2 trillion higher today than its last peak in 2008.
The downturn in retail is more obvious in the steady closings of thousands of outlets in 2019 alone. This year has seen a 29% increase in store closings compared to 2018, even though 2018 saw a considerable spike in store shutdowns. Around 12,000 stores are slated to close this year.
So the question is, with the US consumer stretched thin by debt and US retail on the verge of a recessionary plunge, why would China feel threatened by the loss of the American consumer market? They are losing it already by attrition. The truth is they aren’t threatened, which is why, as I predicted last year, the trade war continues unabated despite the fact that so many people argued that China would “quickly fold” to Trump’s demands.
I realize this is not what many people want to hear, but it is foolish to get caught up in a farcical mob mentality and ignore the fundamentals in the trade war. If you think that the US is going to “win” based on leverage, you are sorely mistaken. The US is in no better shape economically than China; in many ways we are much worse off.
Fallacy #2: Manufacturing Will Come Back To The US
This is perhaps the most persistent and fraudulent “carrot” that has been held out to the American people over the years to get them to go along with certain destructive fiscal policies. Whether it be dollar devaluation or a trade war that goes nowhere, the American people are always being told that manufacturing jobs are “right around the corner”. People buy into it because they desire a return to the golden years of American economic expansion, and there are a number of reasons why this is an absurd fantasy.
Second, American labour expects a certain level of wage compensation as well as union organization that makes manufacturing far more expensive here than in China or in other parts of the world. The average factory worker in China makes around $3.60 per hour – how exactly would the American market ever compete with this? Tariff’s alone are not enough to force corporations to spend the billions necessary to rebuild factories in the US and hire American workers at $15+ an hour. It’s just not going to happen.
Third, there are many places besides China to build a manufacturing base. No company is going to bring its factories to the US when they can build in Vietnam, or Taiwan etc. In many cases, it is cheaper to ship raw materials and products to these countries, have them finished by workers in Asia, and then have the items shipped back, than it is to build the product from start to finish in the US.
Fallacy #3: China Will Starve Without American Agricultural Products
Uh, no. This is a very weird argument. It’s as if some people assume that the US is China’s only potential source for food. China buys agricultural products from all over the world, and has alternative sources for foods like soybeans and pork, including Brazil, Mexico and Russia.
Prices will rise in China, sure, but nowhere near the point of collapse. Again, the Chinese are not reliant on the US for anything, so, the idea that the US has overt leverage in the trade war is simply not true.
Fallacy #4: The World Will Side With The US Over China
Fallacy #5: The Trade War Will Be Over Soon
Fallacy #6: The US Dollar Is Untouchable
This claim revolves mainly around the idea that because the US dollar is the world reserve currency, the US has the upper hand in trade negotiations and the rest of the world will follow the currency leader because there “is no other option”. I disagree.
As Bank of England governor Mark Carney has openly admitted, the plan is to replace the dollar as the world reserve currency anyway. How? Well with a global cryptocurrency, of course, just as I warned about in my article ‘The Globalist One World Currency Will Look A Lot Like Bitcoin’.
Carney’s mention of Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra as models for this currency system seems to have confused some people. Carney did NOT say that Libra should be the next world reserve currency. He said that the next world reserve currency will look LIKE Libra. But how do the elites plan to institute such a monetary system and force people to go along with a cashless society?
They need a massive crash event, and they need the US dollar to go the way of the dodo. It seems rather convenient to me that China has been preparing for just such an event. While many analysts point out that China has generated intense amounts of debt over the past decade, they seem to forget that this was a requirement in order for China to attach the Yuan to the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights basket, which is the foundation for a global currency mechanism. Chinese economic officials and the globalist both argue that the current monetary system, based on a single national currency (the dollar) as the world reserve is inherently unstable.
Their solution? A basket of currencies monitored by the IMF, followed by a single digital currency mechanism. I would note that China and the globalists have consistently hinted that a major economic crisis event will act as a catalyst for this “reset” in the world monetary order, and that the dollar must be replaced in the process.
China has also been stockpiling large amounts of gold for the past decade. This would indicate they are expecting a monetary devaluation event, most specifically in the dollar. It’s as if they know something the rest of us only suspect.
The trade war is the perfect cover for the collapse of the US dollar that the globalists desire. While some people suggest that China’s dumping of US treasuries is the “nuclear option” in the trade war, this is not exactly true. The REAL nuclear option is for China to dump the US dollar as the reserve trade mechanism and go to a basket of currencies, which the IMF will happily aid them with. As the largest exporter/importer in the world, China can drop the dollar and most of their trading partners will follow their lead. The US economy would crumble in response, as the dollar is the only thread holding our system together.
This is the ugly truth behind the trade war. It is nothing more than a farce, a smoke and mirrors distraction leading up the the dismantling of the US dollar and paving the way for the globalist one world digital currency system. Whether or not the plan succeeds relies on ample resistance from people who see the danger ahead, but make no mistake, the globalists are not afraid of an economic crash or the decline of the dollar; they WANT these things to happen so they can establish even more centralized control
THE PROPHETIC PROMISE OF ISRAEL VS REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Jack Kinsella
At the heart of most anti-Israeli or anti-Zionist arguments is the contention that the modern day Israeli is an imposter. The Zionists of Israel, say both the Arabs and the Christian replacement theologians, are not the Jews of the Bible.
To make this theological reason for opposing Israel work, it is necessary to ‘spiritualize’ the Jews and thus delegitimize the current claimants to the literal seed of Abraham. If God is done with the Jews, the thinking goes, then there are no remaining Chosen People and the state of Israel is populated by imposters claiming to be historical Jews.
The world denies Israel’s claim to the land on a similar basis. Instead of spiritualizing the Jews out of literal existence, the world denies the basis for the argument by denying the legitimacy of Scripture.
Here’s how the carnal reasoning works. Since the Bible is not true, the Jews have no legitimate claim to a Jewish state, since there is no independent evidence of a historical Abraham to receive the Promise or Moses to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land.
Got all that? It’s a little hard to explain it the way they do and sound convincing. That’s because it isn’t true, so it takes real artist to make believable,,,
Indeed, it would appear that it has. The Jew is reviled the world over, mostly for the crime of killing Christ. What is fascinating is that even people who deny Christ will justify their antisemitism using the same libel.
Why do I say it is a ‘libel’ — a historical untruth? After all, when Pilate washed his hands of responsibility for the execution of Jesus, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it,” the Jewish mob chanted in reply, “His blood be on us, and on our children.” (Mathew 27:24-25)
Jesus was tried and convicted by the Jewish Supreme Court, the Sanhedrin, in an illegal trial in which no fewer than 13 Jewish laws were broken. Since the Jews, being an occupied province of Rome, were not sovereign, their courts could not order an execution. Which is why they took it to Pilate in the first place.
So, if the Jews themselves, following an illegal trial, had Jesus murdered at the hands of an unwilling occupation authority who would have preferred to have released Him, why is it a ‘libel’ to call Jews ‘Christ-killers?’
Jesus told his disciples,
“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.” (John 10:17-18)
No man could have TAKEN Jesus’ life. Not Pilate, not the Jews, not Satan or his legions. In the Temptation in the Wilderness, Satan quoted Psalms 91:11-12, which says,
“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” If Jesus alone had the power lay down His life, and that no man could ‘take’ it, then the crime cannot be laid to any human being’s charge. Indeed, at the Cross, Jesus cried, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)
If Jesus pronounced their forgiveness at the Cross for participating in a pre-ordained and necessary sacrifice in which Jesus VOLUNTARILY laid down His life as a propitiation for all sin, how then, can the modern Jews be responsible for the sins of their fathers? Especially when the One against Whom they sinned had already forgiven them at the Cross for their participation?
In John 16:1-2, Jesus tells His disciples(all Jews of Israel),
“These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”
What an incredible prophecy! Not only were the Jews put out of the synagogues at some point in history in virtually every country they had adopted, the persecution of the Jews was always for the specific crime of being the ‘killers of Christ’.
History is filled with stories of pogroms, confiscations, expulsions, attempted genocide and persecutions against Jews, all in the Name of Christ.
But the Jews not only survived with their ancient language, culture, dietary and religious laws and religious traditions intact, they returned to the Land of Promise, as the Bible said they would do in the last days.
To the world, the existence of Israel is a thorn in its collective side. Because Israel is a thorn in the side of the god of this world. He has thrown everything he could at the Jew for two thousand years, trying to wipe him from the face of the earth and break God’s prophetic promise of Israel’s national redemption in the last days.
The survival of the Jew, and the restoration of Israel to the land is proof positive that God remains on the Throne, that His Word will NOT return to Him void, and that all the chaos and terror of the world notwithstanding, all continues to go according to His plan. And, that these ARE the last days.
“But these things have I told you, that WHEN THE TIME SHALL COME, ye may remember that I told you of them.” (John 16:4)