Wednesday, November 22, 2006

911 and the Bible






Lk:21:26-28:
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.







If one has any kind of faith or value in Bible prophecy, it would seem only natural to conclude that an event as big, important and significant as 9/11 would certainly be mentioned.
Isa:30: 25-28
25: “And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall."

26: "Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun,” (The moon is the ruler of the night, it has no light of its own but it appears as though it has light. Notice here the prophet is saying that people will believe that the ruler of darkness will be as the Sun. The values of the wicked one will be thought of as good. This is what we see in our world today. Those that worship the God Mammon, the rich and famous are IDOLized openly instead of seeing them as the corruption that they are). "and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound." (This is what is yet to come)

27-28: "Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.”

Many see the corruption, but don’t want to rock the boat, or put themselves in danger. It is like there is a “BRIDLE” in there mouth. They don’t want to loose their high power job in the government. As a result, they are forced to lie and twist the truth. Lk:9:24: “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”
When we look at the Bible, It is very important that we first understand that it is to be expected that it would be hard to understand at times. This should not however detour us from hungering to learn. 2Pt:3:16: “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable twist, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” As with any growth process it takes time, and one must begin with the milk of the scripture. 1Pt:2:2: “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” Unfortunately that is where most of Christendom has remained; as babes. Then as babes they endeavor to eat meat, and choke.
Heb:5:14: "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
Notice what happens as a result of having your spiritual senses exercised. You are able to discern good and evil. This may explain why so many are completely oblivious to the EVIL that has gripped this country. The so called Church is just a man made institution that is no different in its values than the world. Like the Great Whore she commits fornication with the Kings of the earth. This speaks of the mingling of the Religious with the Political. They are both corrupt and polluted. Ezek:34:2-4:
“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them”.
Men like Falwell, Robertson, Dobson and Lindsey have become very rich feeding on the sheep and teaching them that gain is Godly. 1Tm:6:5: “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.”

I say these things so you can begin to understand the state of our society and world. If you read the Bible you must come away with the idea that there is a time line. This world began in time and space, and all is awaiting its culmination. “The Return of the King” Rom:8:22-23:
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
People think that things will always just keep going along the same. They say they believe in the return of Christ but “not in my life time” or they think they will be raptured out before any tribulation or the Antichrist is revealed.
Lk:12:56:
“Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?”
(see my post on “The Day of The Lord”).

In order to see the hand of God at work, or hear His voice it is of utmost importance that we understand this VERY IMPORTANT PRINCIPAL!! In the movie “V for Vendetta” there is a line where “V” says “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A COINCIDENCE Only the illusion of coincidence.” If one opens their eyes to this fact, much more understanding will take place. This is not to say that we should get bogged down trying to understand what everything means, but just to know that there are no accidents. It is like you have all of a sudden AWAKENED. God is Omnipotent.

The enemy has heralded his coming for a long time. The evidence has been in our face, but because we don’t see the hand of God at work, we are blinded. We are caught up in the love of this world and its systems. We think that the alters of Baal were just Old Testament, but Baal actually represents all of the false gods. The problem seems to be that we “can’t see the forest for the trees”. 2Cor:4:4: “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Remember I had said in another post that Christ is God making himself man; Antichrist is man making himself God.

For about 40 years in the heart of the symbol and height of mans achievement, New York City, the belly of capitalism, stood a large nondescript building. It was the only building that had its address displayed across the top in huge red numbers, the number 666. Nobody noticed anything. Some may have made jokes, but no one could see that this was not a joke.



Rv:13:18: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six”. This was a proclamation heralding the coming of the Beast. There it sat on Fifth Avenue for all those years and people ignored it. They were too busy worshiping at the temple of Saks, Tiffany and Bergdorf’s. Even the humble church goers in the farm lands wished that they too could worship at those alters of Baal. Was it possible that God was telling the believer to wake up? Naw can’t be; this was all just a coincidence. Remember that we are taught that the subtle nature of the deceptions would be so great that “if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

Even John when he looked at the Wonders of the Whore in Rev.17:6 it says “I wondered with great admiration. 7: And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel?”
So pervasive is this new Rome, This NEW WORLD ORDER, that it completely veils mans ability to see the Kingdom of God. What is it that is so compelling? Why are we so taken and deceived? All men seek to feel safe and secure. We want to be happy and enjoy peace, so the lie of The New World Order sounds good to some. Then we will have the brotherhood of man. Unfortunately this can not work without the Fatherhood of God.

God created us for himself, so any attempt to find satisfaction or peace out side of God’s will is futile. Mankind has been enslaved since the garden by the Dark Lord. We gave our inheritance over to him. When people think “Well there have always been wars, the rich have always oppressed the poor and exploited them” That is certainly true, because we have all been living in a fallen creation. When Jesus was in the wilderness and was tempted by the Devil in , Lk:4: 5-8:

“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. (This would include America) And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” Notice Jesus didn’t deny that it was Satan’s to give but rather said “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
Paul tells us that Satan is the God of this world. He is the spirit that the world worships. 2Cor:4:4: “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” The enemy and his demons have influenced all of mans institutions and have made us think only in a material way, never seeing the spiritual. Eph:6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Hopefully I am getting across the point that things are not always as they appear. Heb:11:3: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”Now let us look at what actually happen on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. Hopefully by now most of you have done the research and know that 9/11 was not terrorists with box cutters. This was a planed event from the highest levels of government. If you are unfamiliar with this then please do your homework. I encourage you to visit the website "Question 9-11" and download some of the films, or go to 911truth.org, or just Google video 911 conspiracy to find out more. These are just the beginning of exposing the occult Satanic control that has been running the world systems through out all of world history.

Ancient societies worshiped many different variations of the same Demon gods.Moloch was a principal deity who is currently worshiped by the very rich and powerful and the leaders of this country, holding annual rituals at Bohemian Grove. America is controlled by secret societies such as the Free Masons, and Skull & Bones, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Bilderburgers, and Illuminati. This is all about power and money. These demons think that Money is power. The Bible tells us in 1Tm:6:10: that “the Love of Money is the root of ALL evil”. They control by deception. The plan being to control the worlds resources, and there by control the people of the earth. This has always been Satan’s plan; to take away the Lords inheritance. 9/11 was just that kind of plan. It was conceived in the pit of Hell; not by Islamic Terrorists but by the Antichrist and his minions themselves. No matter what the enemy does God is always prepared and is several steps ahead. The enemy wants to destroy but the Lord uses him to accomplish His purposes. Gen:50:20: “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Ultimately as a result of these events many will wake up and see His Kingdom.

These events and patters have been foretold and the cycle of prophecy has come around again to its ultimate fulfillment. You have heard the saying that history repeats itself. Prophecy is like that. Many people trying to understand the Book Revelation think it is a book of chronological events, when it is revealing patterns and cycles. Most of the first applications were fulfilled with the Roman Empire. Now we are seeing the patterns again in the New Rome, “The New World Order”. The Book of Daniel also was fulfilled for the most part with the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome; but ultimately the meaning behind the events have been sealed “Until the time of the end” Dan:12:9: “And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” This is that time of the end, this is that day of the Lord; The beginning of the Seventh day that was heralded by September 11, 2001.

The following verses in Daniel were initially fulfilled speaking of Antiochus Epiphany. Now in these last days are fulfilled in this most probably the final Antichrist George W. Bush. Dan:8: 9-11:

“And out of one of them came forth a little horn, (a Junior.) which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; (This speaks of spiritual involvement. Angels/demons, Bush more than any other has claimed God's authority almost like a cult leader. He had stated that God told him to attack Iraq.) and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.”
This prince of the Host is the Ruler of Darkness, The God of this age. Now as far as the daily sacrifice we certainly all know that the sacrifice of animals has long ago stopped as part of Jewish ritual. So what application does this have for us today? What kind of daily sacrifice takes place? When we realize that the God men are worshipping is Mammon then we can see the picture of how these verses apply to us today. –--

This was the 666 building, after it had proclaimed the coming of the Antichrist and he has been revealed to us with 9-11, we can see the God Mammon behind him. Citi, the largest banking enterprise in the world.

The name was changed only months after 9-11

The Great Temple dedicated to this God would represent all his glory; two of the tallest towers in the world. The World Trade Center was representative of the glory of man and his tribute to Trade and Money. Daily there were Billions upon Billions changing hands and under them hundreds of billions in gold. Then when those planes where flown into the buildings and the demolitions took place, He (Bush and his Cabal ) caused the daily sacrifice to be taken away, even the New York Stock Exchange had to stop its trading for almost a week. There was no daily sacrifice (trade); “and the place of his sanctuary was cast down”.

“It cast down some of the host and of the stars (stars represent the saints, they are lights in a dark place. In destroying these buildings he killed almost 3,000 souls some belonged to God and some belonged to the devil.) to the ground, and stamped upon them.” The dead were pulverized and cast to the ground. Then George W Bush went to his crime seen and stood upon there dead bodied (Stamped upon them) lying to us and proclaiming vengeance. In Vs 12: And an host was (multitude, army) given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.( His popularity rose to the highest of any President).

The way the whole event was covered on the media was an exercise in mass hypnosis.
Immediately the mental suggestions were placed that Osama did it, never providing proof. Then Iraq (Babylon) was tied into it. This all fulfilled another scripture concerning the day we are in as well as who George W Bush is. He is in himself a “Lying wonder”
2Thes:2: 8-12:

“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, (the spirit of His mouth is The Spirit of Truth, and the Word of God) and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie (This is the condition of the Religious Right, completely deceived, and believing that they somehow deserve to escape the tribulation to come) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness”
. Unrighteousness is centering your life on self, the whole capitalistic system where we are more interested in building our house instead of the Kingdom of God. Gay people got a bad rap over Sodom when this country is living in the sins of Sodom.

  • Ezek:16:49: “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy”.
  • Hag:1:9: “Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.”
  • Mt:6:20: “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

We are living in the most exciting day the world has ever known. The Devil had his two witnesses in the towers. The Kingdom of God is at hand, and He is raising up His “Two Witnesses” Rv:11

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Standing for the Truth to 9/11 Truthers

Me on the right

As many may already know, I have spent a great deal of time in the last several months spreading the truth about the events of 911. I have spearheaded the formation of a local activist group in Durham and Raleigh. This movement is primarily secular, but I have felt the Lords leading to be involved because I believe as people see that their world is shaken they will be looking for a Kingdom that will stand the test of truth.
When people realize that they have been lied to, they begin to see how vast and deep the corruption of this present world is.
Unfortunately most think they can fix it by just exposing the lie. They can't see the hand of God in all of this.
They think that if we can just get the right politician elected, or fix this problem, we will have our problems solved.
This is typical of what is in the heart of man. They want to be independent of God. This was the same mentality when Jesus came the first time. The people were oppressed, as now, but even after they had seen and heard all His works, even after He had been raised from the dead, this was their question. Acts:1:6: "When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?" They just want to see America restored to the way it was. Unfortunately they can't admit that is has always been blood thirsty.
Wake UP!!! If man is the problem, man is not the answer. You don't have to be a believer to see the "Hand writing on the wall", but you do have to be a believer to understand what it means.
We have done several presentations to the public and have had as many as 150 people at some. Sometimes when people hear this for the first time, they are shaken to their core. In the Question and answer period I am usually asked what I think is going on and I have said that I believe that George W Bush may very well be the Biblical Antichrist. What seems to offend people is not what I say, but the fact that I actually believe the Word of God is true and as a result I have been mocked and persecuted. Mt:5:10: "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Don't be afraid of what men may say about you, in fact if you are not being ridiculed to some degree, you may want to examine what you are doing or believing. Jn:15:20: "Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also."
What follows below is some of the exchange that has developed as a result of my remarks. I will put my replies in a different color to help distinguish them.

>>> I hope to make a difference without becoming another "Peter" in the sense of pushing my conclusions on others.However, any group that anyone becomes a part of affects their being. And, if I feel that my newfound reversal is not coinciding with the group, I will probably withdraw so as not to adversely affect my creation of reality in a negative way. In this current state of being, I am far more sensitive to energy and would not want to take on a fear perspective as I would create it a lot faster. I don't know if that makes any sense.But, you can research the concept by looking at "The Law of Attraction." (a video about how you can use the power of the universe to serve your own purpose)
Staysee
Staysee,
I Don't quite understand your comment about becoming another "Peter". If it is me you are speaking about, I don't know what you are referring to. Have you found me pushing my conclusions on anyone? Or are you referring to the strength of my convictions. I have not, now or in the past, pushed anything on anyone. You may be confusing the fact that I also have an opinion, and my argument is as a result of years of study. Anyone is free to disagree with me, and I can accept all, as I would like to be accepted. That does not mean I will put my faith aside. You don't know me as a man; We have spent only a few minutes talking to each other. Yet you as a result of what someone else may have said, have passed a judgment. If this is the kind of thing that your belief system leads you to in your judgment of others, it says something about your belief system, not mine. In your effort to avoid negative "energy" you are perfectly willing to cast a negativity about me to the group. Truth is not relative. Truth is true if you believe it or not.
PeterZ

>>>My apologies for offending you.I originally sent that email to Ed in the heat of the moment. I then changed it to the entire group. And after I sent it, I realized that it might be offensive. However, I stand by my statement.You have made conclusions like "Bush is the Antichrist" and expressed it to large numbers of people. This is fine for expressing your opinion and stating it as your own. However, most people are going to feel that the entire 911 Raleigh Group feels that way and it might frighten some mainstream folk away. This issue has been discussed in our meetings and it ended up in the email group inadvertently by my mistake.Or perhaps it was meant to be. It obviously needs to be talked about.And, from what I understand, people have tried to talk to you about it and you refused to change. Again, I apologize for offending anyone.But, If we are going to exist as a group, then we need to talk about things openly.
Staysee

Staysee,
First; let me say, I am well aware that a few in the group, may be uncomfortable with my comments.
I would remind you that when I make those comments, I clearly state that "I personally believe that George W Bush Could very well be the Biblical Antichrist." (Those are the exact words I use). No where do I claim that this is the opinion of the entire group. You have twisted what I have said. I have never made this statement as a "CONCLUSION". Again I say "He COULD VERY WELL BE"
Second; How is it that you would presume to speak for the "Main Stream"? Let me point out that most of America at least claim to believe in the Bible and claim to believe in the devil. A large part of those that support this governments policies are evangelical Christians, that are blinded by a doctrine called the "Rapture". They can not recognize the evil of this "New World Order" plan, because their doctrine teaches them that they will be raptured out of here before the Antichrist is revealed. I have a purpose in stating these things, and I would venture to say I have opened thousands of eyes on the subject of 911. In fact these groups have come into existence as a result of my efforts. Jesus said " The tree is known by its fruit" How dare you sit in judgment of me?
Have you forgotten that just about a month ago a world leader, Hugo Chavez, in front of the world stage at the United Nations, openly proclaimed that George Bush was the Devil. He even said that the place still smells like sulfur.
Third; This may be a game to you, and you are worried about offending someone, or don't want to disturb your bubble of good vibes, but this is life or death to me. Nothing will stop me from declaring the dangers that are presented before us.
When you sit there in your "Lotus" position, are you not declaring something about your belief system?
What you are really saying is that you should be allowed to declare your belief system because it is not offensive to you, but I should not. The "Main Stream" would more likely think you the "Ding Bat" not me.
When you made the statement "from what I understand, people have tried to talk to you about it and you refused to change." You made it clear just where this came from. Only one person has made that demand. Maybe you and her should take a house by the sea together.
Fourth; The truth of these things will be seen in due time. If what I have said is a myth, then what are you afraid of? But if these things are true, what I have taught will be born out. America is not going to just keep going along with the status quo. Neither you nor George W Bush will stop me from speaking the truth "as I see it".
Fifth; You sent this email to the entire group disguised as an apology. Just because you say "I apologize" does not make it an apology. When you first sent out your remarks you plainly state that you did not intend for me to see them. You wanted to stab me behind my back and look for others to stand with you. You did not know I was on the email list. When I sent my reply to you, I sent it to you personally, but you wanted to open it up to the entire group in the hope that you could get them all to gang up on me.That is a divisive tactic. Again, I have not forced my beliefs on anyone, and I have been accepting of all. I would say that there is one thing I find repulsive and that is for anyone to use the circumstances of 911 and this War for self promotion. You have not offended me and I forgive you for what has happened.
In the future I would hope that you would show the courage to come to me directly with things that I do that may offend you. You will find me a loving accepting man that would give the shirt off my back to those that would need it. This does not mean that just because I may be an offence to some that I should change my faith. Jesus himself was an offence to those that stood against the truth. Truth is not relative. Truth is true if you believe it or not.
PeterZ

PeterZ,
>>>I found your comments from the following email..".don't want to disturb your bubble of good vibes,...""When you sit there in your "Lotus" position, ...""The "Main Stream" would more likely think you the "Ding Bat" notme... ""Maybe you and her should take a house by the sea together..."...to be personal jabs intended to attack Staysee.I believe the above statements to be the kind of language that willdivide our group. If you must make them, I encourage you to directthese types of words directly to Staysee and not to the group list.I am sending this to the group list because I want to have a fairapplication of my words on this list where I told Staysee basically notto attack another member of the group.Peter, you are a valuable member of this movement. We all need to beresilient and aware that disintegration from within is our enemy's besttactic to take us out. I believe how we talk to each other is a goodstart to preserving our group.
thank you, Andrew

Andrew,Thank you for your comments,I realize that those remarks were a bit of a swipe, but when I first responded to his insult, It was only him that I responded to.Even though he had attacked me in front of the whole group. He is the one that forwarded my remarks on to the whole group, I might add thinking he was doing it behind my back.The comment that he would more likely be thought a "Ding Bat" was in response to his insinuation that I was on the lunatic fringe. I was not calling him a Ding Bat, and my mention of his sitting in a Lotus position was because that is what he was doing at the film showing. I used it to make my point that he too was making a statement of faith.They were not meant as insults but to perhaps show his own hypocrisy. The use of the words "main stream" were used by him in his concern about me if you read what he said to me. I was endeavoring to point out who was really more out of the main stream. I understand your concern for the unity of the group, I also share that concern. I have worked very hard to help get that group started. On the other hand, in all my years of working with and organizing groups, I have never found it acceptable to allow new comers that have yet to make any real contribution, take shots at the leaders. It is a spiritual principle. "Smite the Shepard, and you scatter the sheep"I am sorry that all this has happened, but I am not the one that attacked anyone. I have only responded to those that would not respect me or what I believe. I don't demand anyone believe what I do but I will not reject my faith nor will I reign it in either. You know the kind of man that I am.One more thing. Have you considered the possibility that we may be correct about who George Bush is?http://www.bushisantichrist.com/
Love Peter

>>>I am not taking anyone's side here. I understand both positions.I feel compelled to speak up.This type of dissension happens quite regularly at 911blogger.There are folks there. Who want to talk about no plane theories, mini nukes, beam particle weapons, hidden technologies.Then there are those people. Who feel that discussion of those subjects dilutes the seriousness of the topic.The "wacko factor" is of concern. People do not want to make their efforts. More difficult by suggesting topics.That might be considered "wacko". By those not in the know.Me being secular in nature. Would put the "anti-christ" in the "wacko" category. It is worthy of discussion.At this point in the game. It is complete speculation. Personally, I would like to present an image not basedon speculation. But has close to real science as we can get. That way the debunker will have less to punch holes at.
When we start exclaiming religious views. We being us. Everyone/anyone in the our groups at public meetings. It takes me away from my original intent. Getting the Bushies behind bars. The anti-christ has nothing to do with that.I know I appreciate your efforts greatly. Getting the ball rolling for a local 9/11 movement. A movement consist of more than one person.
Obviously, you feel very strong about always having the right to speak. All your views at anytime.I know personally. I would appreciate you not bringing up the subject of anti-christ in our public sponsored outings. If you have a private conservation with someone. Fine. I think I can speak for most everyone in the Raleigh group. Let me say, the topic of you and the anti-christ has never been mentioned to me outside these emails. At no meeting has it been discussed that I have attended or know about. The group has talked about our public front and presenting facts not speculation. Your views on the antichrist is speculation. I think you could agree to that at this point in time. Would you please not publicly bring the subject of the anti-christ? At public forums sponsored by the Raleigh group. If you say no. That is something we can discuss at our next meeting. It really comes down to a matter of respect. We respect your right to voice your opinion. I hope you can respect our right. To have our/Raleigh group public image viewed as we see fit. If you have not been yet. If you keep speaking about the antichrist theory. You will be accused of being a dis-info agent. I am not saying that should matter in how you view this situation. That is my bit of speculation. I know surely everyone wants you on our team and know we are lucky to have you on it as well. That is as honest & open.
As I know how to be.
Peace!Gary

>>>You bring up valid points in your email, but this seems completely ludicrous. Accused of being a dis-info agent? By who?
I share the same beliefs, and I've been doing 9/11 truth activism for over a year, and am an active member at 911blogger and loosechangeforums as well as a ton of other forums and email groups, including Veterans for 9/11 truth, and not once have I ever been accused of being a dis-info agent for voicing my religious beliefs. Not once.
People that ascribe to 'no-plane' theories, even no airliner at the pentagon, particle beams, etc. get accused of being disinfo agents all the time.

Michael BlkKnight

Thank you Gentleman. Gary no one is looking for anyone to take sides.
I hardly think that a belief in the words of Jesus or in Biblical prophecy is in the same category as the "no plane theory" or the other "Wacko" Theories.
Christian thought and Biblical prophecy is right in the middle of this whole movement weather you recognize it or not.
Should we also censor David Ray Griffin? or these:


Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11:
A Call to Reflection and Action

David Ray Griffin

"WARNING: If, like most Americans calling themselves Christian, you prefer the comfort of acquiescing in the official version of 9/11 and the imperial wars it facilitated, DROP THIS BOOK NOW. But if you are open to the grace of honest inquiry and the risk of following the historical Jesus in confronting the evils of empire, this rigorously argued book is a MUST READ.”
---Ray McGovern, CIA veteran analyst now with Tell the Word, a project of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour, Washington, D.C.

“Compelling reading. Here is a remarkably thorough presentation of facts regarding 9/11 events. Professor Griffin sets the events of 9/11 in a historical, religious, and philosophical context that is most enlightening. Although this context is also somewhat chilling, he holds out hope in his discussion of where we can go from here. I most highly recommend this book!”---Steven E. Jones, Professor of Physics, Brigham Young University

“Do American Christians want the United States to act like the New Rome, invading other countries to impose its imperial rule and its control of other peoples’ resources? That, however, is just what the US is doing, increasingly so since 9/11, explains David Griffin. In this gripping summary of evidence for the truth behind 9/11 and the 9/11 Commission report, Griffin makes a compelling case that the imperial practices of the American government have become a destructive force in the world. And he clarifies the biblical and theological basis for Christians to challenge the resurgent American imperialism that often claims divine blessing on its destructive actions.”
-—Richard A. Horsley, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion, University of Massachusetts, and author of Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder

There are many more. such as Kevin Barrett and his new book
9/11 & American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out (Paperback)
My belief that George W. Bush is quite possibly the Biblical Antichrist is way more than speculation.
I am not someone that just fell off of the Banana Boat. I have been a Bible student for almost 40 years. I have put three children through college. No one that knows me has ever considered me to be a "Wacko". The time may come that you will grow to appreciate the fact that we have some in our midst that are men of faith.
I would like to point out that I don't just out of no where bring the subject up, but it is ALWAYS in response to someone that asks a question as to what I believe is behind these things.
You might be interested in this Web site> http://www.bushisantichrist.com/

Staysee, you have no need to forgive me, as I have not trespassed against you.
I too am happy to have you guys on board having begun to go down this path of 911 truth.
PeterZ

>>>Gary,
I take responsibility for inviting Peter to make a comment about Bush as the Anti-Christ at the end of the Q and A session following my talk in August at ERUUF. It was after an impassioned comment along those lines by an Iranian citizen in the audience, so it seemed appropriate to have Peter make his comment as a followup.

I haven't read David Griffin's book yet, but I wouldn't put the Anti-Christ conversation in the same category as the disinformation no-planers. However if the perception is that it is causing tension in the group, it is helpful to have Peter's continued commitment to only mention it in response to questions and not initiate the conversation as if it were a primary component of the group's platform.

Although I would not strictly define myself as a Christian, I was brought up in that tradition, and I am concerned that Peter may actually be correct in his assessment of the situation. We'll know more soon. I hope he is wrong and the impeachment process starts right after the election.
TWRL! (The White Rose Lives)
Larry

I thought this post would be a good preliminary to the post I should have up in the next week about the Bible and 911.
It gives you an idea what we are up against.
Mt:9:37: Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
PeterZ

Thursday, June 01, 2006

That Which Cannot be Shaken

Historically whenever a people strayed from God and His righteousness, judgment was
just around the corner. Even if they were Gods chosen people, it still did not exempt them.
This is not meant to neglect Gods mercy, for “His mercy endures forever” to the repentant heart.
The judgments of the Lord are to the true believer, correction and growth, but to the stiff
necked and proud they are destruction. Rm.5: 3: “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4: And patience, experience; and experience, hope:”
Unfortunately the “church” has been completely assimilated into the world. When one talks to a
professed believer about the supernatural God, they look at you like you are nuts.
Lk:18:8. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? “Well yeah
we know that Jesus spoke of the Gospel of the Kingdom, but you don’t really believe all that?”
We should feel like “a stranger in a strange land.”, but instead we are not only right at home in the world, but we cling to it. When one sees that America has been hijacked, we are just thinking about how we can elect someone better. This is just how the Jews thought when Jesus came the first time.
They had been oppressed by outside rulers. They wanted their country back. Acts:1:6: “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” In General along with the heathen, the church the body of Christ has accepted the standards and values of the world. We have become dependant on the world and they tell us how to live. Jesus said “Ye are in the world” He didn’t say the world should be in the church.

Most Christians follow Christ for selfish reasons. They are only taught about being “born again” being saved from damnation. As spiritual babies wanting only to hear about all the blessings they will receive, never wanting to know what the will of God is for themselves as individuals let alone a vision for the Body of Christ as a whole. Then we have these false prophets/televangelists with their lust for money and power, teaching for their selfish reasons, to “give and it shall be given unto you”. Not only does this make them richer and strip the poor, but it motivates people to give in order to get. That is NOT what the Lord intended. Anyone that does not speak as though God only wants to cater to our desires becomes unpopular, and a voice that most of the religious Babylon wants to put away. This was also the attitude of the children of Israel to the prophets Jeremiah and Isaiah. Nevertheless, their words were true no matter how unpopular. It is time for the voice of the prophet to be heard again in the church.

We are living in a time unlike any other in history, although I believe history speaks to us for today. God is speaking by His spirit and you don’t have to be a Christian to hear it or see the “Hand writing on the wall” (as in the previous article). But if you don’t know Gods plan or know Whom you have believed, you won’t understand what is going on or what it all means. When you see the shaking fear and panic will strike the hearts of men.

At this point, I think it would be important to briefly discuss some differences in beliefs concerning “End Time” teachings like the “Rapture” in light of the scripture. This is not just for the sake of a theological argument, but it has vital bearing on the direction the Body of Christ should take. The Bible teaches that as the end of the age draws near, there is coming a time of great tribulation upon the earth. It tells us it is coming as “Travail upon a woman with child” (1 Thes. 5:3).
The pains start out mild and are far apart but soon get closer and closer together and become more and more intense. People say “Oh we have always had these things” or “No man will know the time” These are not watching and listening. They really don’t want there savior to return. The Apostle Paul told us, 1Thes:5: 4: “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.5: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.6: Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” So if we are watching, there is no reason that the “Day of the Lord” should come upon us by surprise. The reason that this will come as a surprise to the world is because they are not looking at the signs of the times, nor do they really believe the scripture. They turn away from the “Hand writing on the wall” and assume that man who is his own god can work out all his own problems.

This is reminiscent of the days of Noah. People were carrying on eating and drinking and driving their gas sucking SUVs ; making merry constantly looking to be entertained and acting like nothing is wrong. Mt:24:38. They don’t want to look or listen. The must blot out every thought with entertainment and Ipods, because we all know deep inside that something is very wrong. When you look around us at the Evil of this government, and its corruption, the economic situation that is favoring the very few, corporate GREED, social injustice, the world tensions with wars and rumors of wars, and all with a me first attitude. Then we are faced with things like peak oil, global warming, famine, possible pandemics and natural catastrophes; they all tell us something very different is happening. Another thing that was going on in the days of Noah which is ultimately why God flooded the earth was that the Nephilim were very active. This is again the case but I will go more into that in another post. The idea that we will be raptured out of any trouble is not consistent with the Bible. The purpose God has for the tribulation is to destroy the tares (wicked) and perfect the wheat by burning off the chaff. In Matthew 13:30 which speaks of the parable of the wheat and tares, it is important to note that it is the tares that are taken first and bound in bundles to burn. In vs. 41 it says “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;” also in Mt.24:37. “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be….40: Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” In the days of Noah, it was the wicked that were taken. Now if we look in Revelation chapters 8 through 11 we see there are seven trumpets. The first six are tribulation and the seventh says “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” Ephesians 5:27 tells us that He is coming for a “glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing” and Acts 3:21 declares that the heavens must withhold Him until the times of the restitution of all things. Prov.10:30.” The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.”
It would be very foolish to have our faith built on the false hopes of a rapture and stay a spiritual baby believing that all God has in mind is to save you from damnation. Well meaning Christians, politicians, and business men are trying to preserve the status quo, and put there trust in the Constitution and founding fathers. They are deceived into thinking that capitalism is Gods way, and don’t even recognize we don’t now nor did we ever really have a democracy. Few realize that we as Christians are not called to just help society get better, but we are to be ambassadors of another Kingdom. Our founding fathers are not Franklin, Washington and Jefferson, but the Apostles and Prophets. 1Cor:3:11: “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” Our Constitution is the Word of God. The Lord did not come to restore some earthly kingdom but to set up His Kingdom. Hallelujah! No one likes change but change must come. It would be better to look at some of the things we should be doing instead of hoping it all blows over.

What shall we then do? The time is at hand and the spirit is speaking. In Rev. 18:4 it says “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” We need to become less and less dependant on the world and its systems for our needs. We must see that Satan is the god of this age. He would ensnare with all the desires and cares of this world. Search our hearts for the simplicity of faith and love. God is our provider and he wants us to be dependant on Him and each other as he knits His body together. Mt:6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
So as we see shaking and trouble come, let it be an opportunity to trust in the Lord and let it be as a refiner’s fire. It is the birth pangs that are bring about the Kingdom both in us and through us.
We are to become a body, and tribulation will cause you to either harden your heart or become more dependant on the Lord and his body. Hag:2: 6: “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; 7: And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.” The house He speaks of is the only house He has ever been interested in; His body.

The early church walked in supernatural power which has been dead in the church for the last two thousand years (two days) But He arose on the third day. Jn:14:12: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” Jesus commissioned us to preach the gospel of the Kingdom, not just some watered down version of salvation. Mt:24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Hag:2:9: “The glory of this latter house (end time church) shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Isa:60: 1: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2: For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3: And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 4: Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 5: Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done oh Lord.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Hand Writing on the Wall

This Article is a Chilling outlook, but is it "The hand writing on the Wall"?

I have not ever posted an article by another writer on this blog but although it is a bit long, it is a real eye opener. It was published by the American office of Pravda on line.

The End of Civilization
Introduction
I had a mild epiphany the other day: it’s not President Bush who’s living in a fantasy world, it’s most of his critics who are. Permit me to explain my reasoning. People look at Bush’s invasion of Iraq and see a miserable failure. But a failure to do what? Democratize Iraq? Eliminate Iraq’s WMD arsenal? Reduce global terrorism? If those were, in fact, the reasons for invading Iraq, then the invasion would have to be classified as a failure. But what if the real reason was to secure Iraq’s oil supplies, perhaps not for immediate use, and perhaps not even for use by the United States? Then the invasion of Iraq would have to be judged a success, a “mission accomplished,” so to speak.Or take Bush’s seemingly irresponsible handling of the domestic economy. How can any sane person fail to understand that cutting revenue while increasing spending will produce deficits, and that those deficits cannot increase in perpetuity? Sooner or later that accumulated debt has got to have consequences. Bush appears to be acting as if there were no tomorrow. But what if there really were no tomorrow, financially speaking? In that case, the reckless economic policies of today would not only be irrelevant, but might actually be shrewd. I mean, if one knows that he is not going to have to pay back his debts tomorrow, then why not borrow money like crazy today? In fact, if civilization is coming to an end, then why not use all that borrowed money to stock up on guns and vital resources, such as oil?Now, I’m just one person. And I’ve been closely studying economic, environmental, and energy issues for only a few years. And I’m no expert. Yet I’ve come to the conclusion – and I don’t want to be a “Chicken Little” here – that civilization as we have known it for the last century is doomed. Our wasteful manner of living – heck, the sheer size of our human population – is unsustainable. Everywhere you look you can see signs of strain on the Earth, from spreading pollution of the air, water, and land, to disappearance of life in the seas, to depletion of natural resources. Something’s got to give. Things simply cannot continue as they have.If I can see this, I would guess the United States Government, what with its thousands of full time experts, probably can too. Now, if you are the government (and I don’t mean Tom “I am the federal government” DeLay), and your experts tell you that civilization as we know it is doomed, what do you do? Well, for starters, you do not tell your population of sheeple. That would precipitate panic and result in premature doom, which would consume the government along with everything else. Above all, government seeks to survive, so you would maintain the facade of normalcy for the benefit of your population while you use what time you have left to prepare, as quietly as possible, for the inescapable future.What will matter in this future? Commodities, principally energy, food, and water. Everything else is secondary. Money is far down the list in importance.So how would you, the government, prepare for a future world in which commodities are king? By securing today as many of those commodities as possible. Hence, the U.S. government’s binge of military base building throughout the commodity-rich regions of the world. What would you not worry about? Money. The only concern you might have for money is to prevent its premature demise. Hence, the smoke and mirrors used to paint a pretty but false portrait of the economy. Some will argue that the government needs more than just energy, food, and water to survive. True, but by controlling the bulk of the world’s key commodities, everything else can be procured, including human labor and loyalty.In preparing for the future demise of civilization you would also seek to increase the government’s power as much and as rapidly as possible. Why? To maintain control over those increasingly precious resources, and equally important, to control people – especially your own people – by force, if necessary. Viewed in this light, the government’s aggressive pursuit of power during the last five years makes perfect sense. Ironically, President Bush got it right when he reportedly referred to the now totally eviscerated United States Constitution as a “god damned piece of paper.” That’s really all it is anymore.So what fantasy world are Bush’s critics living in? The fantasy world in which civilization can continue as it has in the past. That we can continue to improve the standard of living of everyone in the world if we just return to a more sharing and egalitarian way of life, like that which we enjoyed between World War II and the mid 1970s. This is a fantasy. The Earth has finite limits. We are finally starting to grasp that fact with respect to oil. But oil depletion is merely the first in a series of coming crises ensuing from the finite confines of our planet. The fundamental problem – and I’m not a Malthusian – is that there are simply too many people for the Earth to sustain. This is why fish are disappearing from the oceans, why the supply of oil is unable to keep up with demand, why the globe is being deforested, why animal and plant species are going extinct, why water wars are in the offing. Perhaps if people were wiser and more willing to share, and implicitly, less greedy, we could sustain the more than six billion people on Earth, but, alas, such idealism does not describe human beings.The one thing that has enabled the human population to grow to the immense dimensions we see today is oil, the resource facing the greatest challenge from depletion. As the oil supply diminishes, in the absence of Herculean efforts to use oil more efficiently and fairly, large numbers of human beings will die off. Before then, soaring prices for oil will probably destroy the economies of the countries most dependent on the stuff, if not the entire intricately linked world economy. This is what I mean by the end of civilization. Of course life will go on. But it won’t be anything like what we’ve been accustomed to. Life will be more like that of the Middle Ages, in which a few wealthy lords controlled all the resources and possessed all the power, and the rest of the people – the lucky ones, anyway – were veritable slaves under these lords. In many ways that state of affairs exists today, but it’s unseen by all but the most observant individuals. The future I’m talking about, though, is considerably more Spartan than what the worker bees enjoy today.I believe that what we’re witnessing today is the inception of a titanic and protracted competition for survival: between countries, between civilizations, between governments and their people. Moreover, I believe the Bush administration is the first to recognize this competitive future, which explains its fundamentally different – seemingly feckless – behavior compared to past administrations. Bush’s favored courtiers, which include corporations, are profiting today and will become the new nobility in the coming New Middle Ages.
Truth and Distractions
The governments of the world, and the U.S. Government in particular, don’t want their people to know the truth. Governments usually end up seeing themselves as entities distinct from their people, and usually end up competing against them. That is true of almost every government on Earth today, and is especially true of the U.S. Government. Keeping the truth from people helps a government achieve its goals, for if the people knew the truth they might demand that the government start actually serving them.One way to keep the truth from people, aside from today’s favored approach of simply suppressing it, is to feed them a steady diet of compelling distractions.Elections are one such distraction. Elections arouse peoples’ passions and keep them entertained for weeks or months. Elections even give people the illusion of participation, when, in fact, elections mean absolutely nothing in a country like the United States, which is run by money. Of course, elections are run by, and legitimized by governments.Sex is another good distraction, both sex scandals and sex-related social issues. Look at how much mileage the media got out of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals. By comparison, sexual abuses by the government’s own schoolteachers outnumber those by the church, but we hear nary a word about them because they reflect negatively on the government, and the media cooperates in keeping this quiet. Sex between consenting adults, which ought to be nobody’s business except the participants’, also consumes our attention. Look at how much attention people pay to homosexuality. Why is that anybody else’s business? It’s not, obviously, but it’s a great distraction from important things, such as the government’s reverse-Robin Hood economic policies. The same with abortion. Abortion is a personal matter for the people involved. It’s none of society’s business. But government stokes the flames of debate about abortion and it consumes peoples’ attention. Sexually transmitted diseases – diseases in general – are also good distractions and have the added benefit of instilling fear in the population.Crime is a perennial distraction. Even when the crime rate is falling, the government seems to hype the crime statistics, making it seem as if you’re putting your life at risk by merely setting foot outside your front door. Of course, “crime” breeds prisons, and prisons empower the government. Given the benefits of crime to the government, it comes as no surprise that the government creates crime by criminalizing harmless behavior such as using drugs or hiring a prostitute.Religion is also a distraction. Domestically, the fashionable debate today revolves around the separation of church and state. There really ought not be any debate. The United States Constitution is unequivocal: the United States Government shall not recognize any particular religion. End of story. It does not say how states may address religion, but it does say that all powers not prohibited to the states belong to the states. In my opinion, then, if a state wants to recognize a religion, it may do so.The “clash of civilizations” is perhaps the newest distraction, and a completely contrived one at that. The Muslim-Christian antipathy that exists today is both a religious and a cultural distraction. Decades ago, when we were affluent, we were taught to celebrate cultural diversity on our planet. Today that same diversity is touted as the explanation for the “clash of civilizations.” Granted, different cultures are, well, different. But that doesn’t mean that conflict must ensue, and for decades there was no conflict. Clearly, the flames of cultural conflict are being stoked. By whom? The governments of the world and the media. For example, just look at how European media companies and European governments colluded recently to provoke Muslims with those silly cartoons. Cultural conflict not only distracts the masses, but it provides governments with a credible justification to increase their power, for instance, to regulate headgear worn in schools and restrict immigration. Of course, “terrorism” is ancillary to this clash of civilizations and serves to intensify anxiety in the population. How many acts of terrorism are actually perpetrated by governments? It’s impossible to say, but it’s definitely more than zero, a lot more. So why does a government perpetrate an act of terrorism? To create a distraction, to increase its power, or both.One thing all of these distractions have in common is collusion – intentional or incidental – between the government and the media. The government seems to be involved in all of these distractions to varying degrees, ranging from merely exaggerating the importance of some distractions to actively orchestrating others. And none of these distractions could successfully distract the public without the zealous participation of, and amplification by, the media. One might argue that the media is naturally drawn to report sensational news, as a moth is drawn to light, and most of these distractions qualify as sensational. But I don’t think it’s purely coincidental that the media relishes these stories when there is so much overlap between the agendas of the government and the corporations that comprise the “media.”Both entities seek to dominate, exploit, and control the “little people.” And the little people, being xenophobic, uneducated, and fearful, are easily manipulated in a formulaic manner to help undermine their own welfare. Simply look at their support for Bush, a leader who has systematically attacked their standard of living, not to mention their liberties. All Bush had to do was push a few buttons labeled “religion,” “sex,” and “culture” to get them to react like Pavlovian dogs. And all this button pushing was, of course, happily assisted by the media.
Resource Competition
We humans like to think of ourselves as so much more sophisticated than “lower” animals. In affluent times and places we can afford to worry about silly things like what movies will win Oscar awards, whether our body looks good at the gym, or where we will take our next family vacation.But our existence still depends on this fundamental equation: survival = food + water + shelter.In leaner times, like those we’re heading into, the above equation becomes sharply apparent.Food production today is highly dependent on oil. Oil powers our farm implements, oil and natural gas are ingredients in commercial pesticides and fertilizers, and oil transports food to market. Today food travels as far as 10,000 miles from where it’s produced to where it’s consumed, which would be impossible without oil. Oil vastly increases agricultural productivity. So it’s because of our largess of oil that the human population has been able to grow as large as it has. One might say that humans eat oil. We can, of course, produce food without oil – barring such evil manifestations as crops that are genetically engineered to require the use of petroleum-based pesticides – but without oil food production will be much lower.Water is a resource we take for granted. We act as though there is no limit to the supplies of water, and that there are no repercussions to our profligate consumption of it. We’re building cities in places without adequate water supplies – Phoenix and Las Vegas come to mind – and we’re using up vast reservoirs of non-replenishable “fossil” water, such as the Ogallala Aquifer in the American Midwest. Just as we’re failing to plan for economic “rainy days,” we’re failing to regulate our water usage to prepare for a literal lack of rainy days. We seem to think that the replenishable water supply patterns will remain unchanged, an especially optimistic expectation if the Earth’s climate is truly in the midst of major change. But the water situation is even worse in some other places than in America . Water delivery is partly dependent on energy, just as food production is. It takes energy to pump water from the ground, to transport it to where it’s consumed, and even to treat it. Of course, food production is vitally dependent on water.I hardly need mention the importance of oil except to say that for the first time in history, the demand curve is passing the supply curve. Moreover, the supply curve will soon be heading downward and we’ll find ourselves perpetually chasing this ever dwindling supply downhill. When demand merely exceeds supply the price of oil will increase. But when demand exceeds supply and the supply starts to diminish, then prices will really go up, enough to destroy economies or render impractical the transportation of food and water to some places. But the gap between supply and demand means more than just higher prices. It also means shortages. Those who can afford to buy oil will usually have their needs satisfied, albeit at higher cost. But those who cannot pay the price will do without. Occasionally, even those who can afford to buy oil will be forced to do without because from time to time there simply won’t be any oil to buy on the global market, at any price. Imagine going to your local gas station and seeing a sign out front reading “Sorry, no gas.” Imagine going to your local grocery store and seeing empty shelves because the trucks that deliver goods to the store had no diesel fuel. Imagine having to bundle up in two layers of sweaters inside your house because you have to make half your normal allotment of home heating oil last the entire winter. These hypothetical scenarios will become reality and will occur with increasing frequency as time goes on.What’s going to happen when people have to vigorously compete for food, water and energy in order to survive? I think it’s going to get vicious. My opinion of humanity holds that in the face of such adversity, it will be every man for himself. Countries will compete against countries. States will compete against states. Cities will compete against cities. Governments will even compete against their citizens. Civilization, in the sense of the word “civility,” will be no more. Perhaps genetically engineered terminator seeds, depleted uranium, and exotic diseases are secretly intended to reduce the human population to alleviate resource competition.Clearly, the U.S. invasion of Iraq is one of the opening salvos in the coming resource wars. And the U.S. ’s belligerence toward Iran is undoubtedly due to Iran’s possession of vast oil and natural gas resources. Bear in mind that a country need not seek control of vital resources with the intention of consuming them. The country that controls resources can use those resources either as a lever to compel other countries to behave a certain way, or to buy other resources or finished goods, such as weapons and integrated circuit chips.
The End of Money
The 1970s was the apotheosis of the “American Dream.” Wedged between the preceding decade of civil unrest and the subsequent decade of recessions, rapidly rising homelessness, and mass layoffs, the 1970s was a comparatively idyllic decade. It certainly had its problems – stagflation, for instance – but even while living during that time I felt it was a special decade. Life was good; people were happy, friendly, and mellow; TV shows and movies were cheerful; civil liberties were at their peak; government power was at its lowest ebb; the country was affluent and at its peak of industrial prowess. It’s not a coincidence that the tallest buildings in America were built during the 1970s. Those buildings were icons of American industry and power. Although the Vietnam War raged during the first half of the 1970s, it was in the process of winding down and came to an end by the middle of that decade. The cessation of the Vietnam War was as much a reflection of the peoples’ desire to “live and let live” as it was a military defeat. Military conscription also ended in that decade, and even the cold war cooled off because of d├ętente.Unfortunately, what we didn’t realize at the time was that we would never again have it so good. The 1970s represented a “tipping point,” to use the popular vernacular, for the American Dream That was when globalization really started to take off and when the serious decline of American industry began, the steel and auto industries being among the first casualties. Interestingly, the 1970s was also the decade of peak oil production in the United States, after which point we became increasingly reliant on imported oil, which greased our downward slide. What I didn’t realize until writing this was how crucial a role President Nixon played in creating this tipping point. Nixon opened the door to trade with China, a major player in today’s globalized economy. Nixon disassociated the U.S. dollar from gold, facilitating the destruction of wealth through unrelenting devaluation of the dollar. Nixon launched the war on drugs, a precursor to today’s war on terror (or is it the war of terror, I can’t tell?). Both the drug war and war on/of terror consume wealth in order to serve the imperial ambitions of the U.S. Government, but contribute nothing to the country’s production of wealth.The 1980s was a decade in which previously accumulated wealth was systematically extracted, mainly through the mechanism of “Merger Mania.” The 1980s was a decade of marked industrial and economic decline, which was masked to a large extent by releasing into the economy some of the wealth squeezed out of these mergers, as well as by the massive accumulation of debt. The transformations of the 1980s also introduced a new component: the injection of foreign wealth into the country. Many of the assets sold in the 1980s were purchased by foreigners, especially the Japanese, a trend which accelerated toward the latter half of the decade, highlighting America’s economic decline The 1980s also marked the inception of the mythical “service economy” theory to justify the profitable exporting of American jobs. The economy is like a pyramid. Forming the foundation of this pyramid is the one true source of wealth: natural resources – the free wealth given to us by the Earth and the Sun. Mining for minerals and energy, agriculture, fishing, and forestry are the source of all other wealth. Above this foundation are industries that utilize its products. These second level industries consist primarily of manufacturers that take raw materials and produce something of greater value. Above the manufacturers are companies that serve them, including law firms, advertising agencies, shipping companies, airlines, hotels, restaurants, and even entertainment. As wealth moves up this pyramid a little wealth, constituting salaries and savings, is retained by each level in the pyramid. The myth of the service economy, the darling theory of the 1980s, is that a country could retain the top of the pyramid and outsource the base of it. During the last three decades we have transfered much of the base of this economic pyramid to countries such as China and India and indeed, initially, the money kept flowing to the top of the pyramid which remained in the United States. But after a while, a new top of the pyramid began to form in those countries where we had shipped the base of the pyramid. Witness today not only the exodus of high tech jobs to China and India, but that in those countries pure service companies, such as advertising agencies, are also starting to flourish.The 1990s was a period of greatly accelerating globalization and economic decline for the United States , aided and abetted by such treaties as NAFTA, GATT, and the WTO. Again, this massive decline was masked by the illusion of wealth that persisted during the huge stock market bubble of the latter half of the 1990s. Like merger mania before it, the stock market bubble attracted a lot of foreign wealth. A bit more previously accumulated wealth was extracted from rising human productivity here in the United States during the 1990s.Finally, the 2000s so far represent an era massively dependent on inflows of foreign wealth. With our previously accumulated wealth now exhausted and little means left for fundamental wealth production, about the only thing keeping the U.S. economy afloat these days is consumer spending and deficit spending by the government, both of which are financed by growing mountains of debt, which is owed to foreigners. The United States has largely been reduced to a nation of people that sell each other hamburgers, with foreigners paying the checks. Asset sales to foreigners continue as well, the failed Chinese bid for Unocal and the not-so-failed Dubai bid to run some of our seaports being prominent recent examples.During the last thirty years in America two persistent trends are clear: the steady depletion of existing wealth and decline in the means to produce new wealth; and the steady rise of an imperial U.S. Government.Today, the economic imbalances in the United States economy are so vast that I cannot see how they can be corrected gracefully. Even more astonishing to me is that people keep buying financial instruments like U.S. Treasury bills. Do these investors really believe they’re ever going to get their money back? The national debt is so large that paying it down is nearly impossible, especially since there is no political will to either increase taxes or reduce spending. Obviously, the U.S. Government knows it cannot pay down the national debt, which is why it covertly relies on dollar devaluation to reduce the value of the national debt.It’s only a matter of time before the majority of investors in dollar-denominated financial instruments open their eyes and stop buying those assets. When that happens the dollar is doomed. The government’s only recourse when it cannot borrow money will be to print dollars, which will only accelerate the dollar’s demise, possibly even inducing hyperinflation along the way.If oil prices skyrocket because of the global supply and demand relationship and harm the U.S. economy, that could accelerate the dollar’s demise as well. I personally don’t see how the dollar can avoid substantial devaluation, either slowly or rapidly. I hope the decline is gradual.All of the world’s government-issued currencies are in similar straits. None are firmly backed by finite, physical resources, such as gold. Consequently, all currencies have the potential to suffer from devaluation, even more so since the economies of the world’s countries are so intricately linked together. If one currency abruptly collapses, especially an important one like the dollar, they could all come crashing down.Additionally, faith in the world’s currencies depends in part on globalization. The willingness of an investor in Japan to buy American dollars depends in part on the investor’s expectation of a continuing economic relationship between Japan and America. But in an era where global trade is increasingly challenged by oil shortages, faith in other countries’ currencies will diminish too. Countries will increasingly prefer to conduct international trade using universal mediums like gold instead of currency.If currencies such as the dollar become worthless, even local trade may be conducted using gold or other precious metals. Such trade may, in fact, have to be conducted in black markets, since financially distressed governments will probably seek to confiscate all gold and precious metals from their citizens.The bottom line is that government-issued currency will be a thing of the past. So how will the government continue to exist?
Acquisition of Resources
Without money or credit, government can only continue to exist through force. The United States government is particularly well endowed in this regard and has demonstrated its willingness to use force to acquire resources, and not as a last resort either.Iraq’s oil is the first such resource to be acquired by military force. Iran’s oil and natural gas may well be the next. In the long run, the energy-rich regions of central Asia will also attract the hungry gaze of the U.S. Empire. Of course, other powerful, populous, and hungry countries, such as China and India will also have designs on these energy-rich regions, which will probably result in significant wars. Oil from the Middle East will probably become so valuable that countries will have to provide a military escort for every tanker carrying oil across the ocean.Domestically, energy will be controlled by the government. It will satisfy its needs first, corporations will have their needs satisfied second, and the populace will be forced to ration whatever is left.Food is also critical to the government, comprised, as it is, of people. So it’s logical to assume that the government will at some point take control of food production. As with energy, the government will satisfy its own food requirements first, and the populace will be left to ration whatever is left.If water becomes a scarce or unreliable resource, then we can assume that the government will take control of that as well.In a future where money has no value, the only way a government can retain people is by providing them with food, water, and shelter. In fact, in a future world where resource competition is the order of the day, people will probably covet a government job – as a bureaucrat, a laborer, or a soldier – simply because it will mean three square meals a day and a roof over their head.Of course, government needs more than just food, water, and shelter. Government needs weapons, vehicles, computers, communications gear, and myriad other manufactured items. Some of these things are manufactured wholly in other countries, or depend in part on components from other countries. Without money the government cannot buy these things. But it can trade precious resources, such as oil, water, and food, for them. Some critical factories, such as domestic weapons plants, may be taken over wholesale by the government for security reasons.
Slave Labor
Government cannot operate on resources and material alone. It also needs labor. Some of that labor can be “purchased” in exchange for resources. But in order for the government to operate “profitably” it will have to employ slave labor, that is, labor it doesn’t have to pay so richly for.We already have such a precedent. Many of the two million people already incarcerated in this country are veritable slave laborers. They “earn” anywhere from twenty-five cents to one dollar per hour, often working for major American corporations. But in some cases these poor prisoners are then charged room and board for being in prison, thus wiping out their minuscule income. In effect, since they are being forced to work without making any net income, they are slaves. It does not challenge the imagination to envision future slave laborers working in factories manufacturing everything from machine guns to computers, or working on farms to produce food, returning each night to sleep in their prison cells.The United States military is currently exploring ways to utilize civilian prisoners to satisfy the military’s labor needs. It’s only a matter of time before they come up with a justification for doing so.Once the framework for utilizing slave laborers – all nice and legal, of course – is established, it’s quite easy to increase the pool of potential laborers, if necessary. The government merely has to criminalize more behaviors. Caught driving your car on the “wrong” day? Three months in prison loading ammunition cartridges. Caught possessing gold coins? Six months in prison assembling computers. Caught saying “subversive” things over the telephone to your aunt? Five years on a prison farm – for the both of you – tending crops. Of course, prison sentences will likely be accompanied by asset forfeiture, that is, if you have anything the government wants. There is already a precedent today for asset forfeiture too, even for minor offenses such as hiring a prostitute or having a marijuana cigarette in your car. Heck, simply walking through an airport today with “too much” cash on your person might result in it being confiscated.
Conclusion
Although this essay has mainly been a description of the United States and its future, much of it is applicable to the world as a whole. Some other countries may well face worse times ahead because they lack the natural resources and/or military might that the United States possesses.The goal of this essay is not to propose solutions to the many problems facing us, although there are solutions, but to explain the seemingly irrational behavior we see around the world. Viewing the world today in light of the foregoing essay, Bush’s actions are understandable, even though I don’t endorse them: the competitive pursuit of resources, the rolling back of civil liberties, the carefree handling of the economy.
March 11, 2006 Ian Magnussen

Here is another powerful observation that a friend sent me.
Steps to hypnosis on 9/111)
Willingly hypnotizable subjects - stage hypnotists always pick the first people to raise their hands, basically everyone who voted for Bush in 2000.
2) Focused attention - first plane hits, everyone turns on TV, pays rapt attention, just like watching a pendulum.
3) Rapid induction - sudden shock of watching 2nd plane hit generates immediate altered state of consciousness.
4) Trance deepening - usually done by having the subject walk down a flight of stairs in their mind, on 9/11 repeated news reports of people running down the steps in the towers, then followed by the actual towers coming down, repeat on TV as often as possible to further deepen trance all afternoon.
5) Test depth of trance - usually done with a pin to check numbness of skin, on 9/11 done with collapse of WTC 7.
6) Post-hypnotic suggestion - at mention of 9/11 will squawk with fear, rather like a chicken, minus the silly arm flapping, substitute flag waving instead.
Really rather brilliant application of basic group hypnosis principles.
Makes the Sheeple stark Roving mad,
Larry
This is the picture the world is faced with and those that see it and don't know what is happening will be in despair.The writer above proposes no solution, I do. The Kingdom of God is at Hand. The end of the age is giving birth to the real "New World Order" and He' Jesus Shall reign forever and ever!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Day of The Lord


What Day is it?

Lk:12:56:
“Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?”
Everywhere you look, people have a sence that something major is about to happen. Yet we live in a time where most seem to be deceived into thinking that this is the way life has always been. People in the big cities like New York and everywhere else think it has always been this way; going to shops, buying the latest designer fashion, the work a day world, and so on. We are eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage (Mt:24:38). We have our nice churches and Sunday rituals all set. We think we have God in our nice little box and, not to worry if it gets really bad we will be Raptured out and escape. When people look back at history they must lose site of what has gone on. They don’t see God bringing things to a point. America is a flash in the pan, Egypt was around as an empire for over a thousand years. How blind we are, lost in our own little world. God is in control of history, and his hand can be seen throughout. We are so short sighted, and forget so quickly. 2Pt:3:8:
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, ( in other words if we are ignorant of anything else, don't let it be this) that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
With this in mind, let us look at Biblical history. If we use the Bible to trace back the time through out history from now to Adam, using the genealogies provided and other references, Adam lived about 6 thousand years ago. WOW, that means that to God it hasn’t even been a week since creation fell. Interesting, since that would mean that this is the end of the 6th day and beginning of the 7th. Wouldn’t it be possible and just like God to put things right under our nose, and to put the entire history of the world in the first chapter of Genesis. Isa:46:10:
“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”
Let us look at those first 6 days and think of them as thousand year periods in history, and compare.

On the first day
God separated light from darkness. It was in that first day that Adam fell, and light was separated from darkness. Remember God said in the day you eat ye shall surely die. They didn't die that 24 hour day but not one of them lived to be a thousand years old, Methuselah the oldest was 969. So we see in that first day, first thousand years, Light (God) seperated from darkness (the fallen creation).

The second day, we see waters and a firmament in the midst. It was that second day or second thousand years that the flood occurred. The firmament is the Ark ( the ark is a type of the kingdom of God) God sat on the Ark. It was the place of refuge. I could expound a lot more on all of this but I believe most will see the picture.

The third day God said let the waters be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear. Ex:14:21: And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. (gathered together and stood on heap and the dry land appeared).”and he called the waters seas (the Red Sea).:22: And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Then they were led to the Promised Land where there were fruit trees yielding fruit. This occurred in that third millennium or third day.

The forth day
we see lights in the firmament. It was that forth day that Christ appeared. Remember light had already existed, but now we have the manifestation of that light. God has made the creation as a picture of understanding spiritual truth. The Sun is a type of Jesus. He is the “light of the world “ it is the giver of life, it sets and rises again as Jesus was buried and rose again. We are the children of the day and not of the night. The Day Star. Mal:4:2: “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” The moon is a type of Satan. It has no light of it’s own but appears as though it has light. It is the ruler of darkness. Lunar is where we get the word Lunatic. Now again the devil (darkness) was here from the beginning, but it was Jesus that exposed him for what and who he is. The Stars are a type of the saints and angels. They are lights in a dark place.

The fifth day
we see the fish. The fish has always been a symbol of the church, and the fowl are symbolic of antichrists, that steal the word and devour it. This is the church age, and all things after their kind.

Then we come to the sixth day and the last thing God does on the sixth day before he creates man is The BEAST of the earth after his kind. This is the beast that has been prophisied in Revelation and Daniel to come. The Antichrist being revealed. If we open our eyes, and look at this system and world, you will know that He has been revealed. 2Thes:2:3: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, (the blindness of the church, they are decieved, and don’t see who it is in the White House) and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” After the beast is revealed then the very last thing God says is “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” True spiritual man in the likeness of Christ. “And Let them have Dominion”. This is that Last Trump spoken of in 1Cor:15:52 and 1Thes:4:16 When the Lord speaks, it is many times likened to a Trumpet in the scripture. Rv:1:10: “I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,” This happens on the Lords day: the seventh day, which is the day of rest. We are giving birth to the new day.

If that is not a strong enough picture, let us look at more. We as Christians believe we are the body of Christ. What does that mean? The Fundamentalists because of their lack of true faith dispensationalize the power of God away because they don’t see it. They try to tell you that we don’t need it any more because we have the Bible. My God is the same yesterday, today and forever. When Peter walked, if just his shadow fell on someone, they were healed. Where is that today? The church has been in effect, dead since the early church. There were the Dark Ages, which were part of the “Great falling away” 2Thes:2:3. Then God began to restore truth to the church. The Renaissance, and the printing of the Bible. The body of Christ was in the grave for two days and on the third day he rose again. We are that body of Christ. Hosea:6: 1-3:
Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Hag:2:9
“The Glory of the latter house (end time church) shall be greater than that of the former.”
Now one more little thing. The early church fathers held another epistle in high esteem if not even as Scripture. This was the Epistle of Barnabas. It wasn’t until the Nicene Council when they set the New Testament Cannon, that they excluded it. They excluded it for this one verse that they didn’t like. They were expecting an imminent return of Jesus, they didn’t want to wait almost another two thousand years. I will let the scholars fight over this issue of Cannon, but let’s look at what it said in Barnabas 15.

Moreover concerning the Sabbath likewise it is written in the Ten Commandments, in which He spake to Moses face to face on Mount Sinai; and ye shall hollow the Sabbath of the Lord with pure hands and a pure heart (no 666 in the hand or heart). And in another place He saith; If my sons observe the Sabbath, then I will bestow my mercy upon them. Of the Sabbath He speaketh in the beginning of creation; and God made the works of His hands in six days, and he ended on the seventh day, and rested on it, and he hallowed it. Give heed, children what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all things to an end; for the day with Him signifieth a thousand years; and this He himself beareth me witness, saying; Behold, the day of the Lord shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end. And He rested on the seventh day. This He meaneth; when his Son shall come, and shall abolish the time of The Lawless One, (Antichrist) and shall judge the ungodly……"

I have not written this to strike terror in anyone’s heart, but hope and joy of a better time.
The world is not coming to an end, it is just coming to a start. When we look at the corruption and evil, I cry Come Lord Jesus. He is not going to deliver us from tribulation but through it.
“Blessed are ye that hunger and thirst for righteousness sake, for YE SHALL BE SATISFIED!!!” The Day of the Lord has begun.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Consider the Birds of the Air



I would like to give you a little background to my life. When I got out of school I moved to New York to make my mark like we are raised to do and landed a high power job in Wall Street as a trader. I used to know Michael Bloomberg back in those days he was a trader on the desk at Solomon Brothers now he is the mayor of New York City. I was hanging out with many of the very rich and famous and was doing very well with my career. The love of money was our common God. My friends were very rich but very selfish, self indulgent and not very happy. It was the beginnings of our “Me first generation” 2Tm:3: 1: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4: Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; This was the real reason God judged Sodom and Gomorra. Ezek:16:49: Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
I began to realize the emptiness of their money. In the midst of this I found a rare Christian friend, Don. We became close and we had planed to share a large apartment together off of 5th av. A few days before we were going to move in he had gone over to the Apt to do some cleaning. He was trying to clean behind the refrigerator, and by a freak accident, he was electrocuted. I found him there cold and dead. I was devastated.
I had considered myself to have been on a spiritual quest, learning about eastern religions and other philosophies; and I kinda thought I had my act together, but when I found him my world came crashing down. At Dons funeral I met a man of God that I would consider to have been a prophet. He was the first man I had met that I thought really had some answers to the truth of Christianity. Some of what you see coming from my ministry has been a result of his influence. He had given me much to think about before I finally gave my life to the Lord. About a month after Don's death I was still very torn up. One night I was laying in my bed saying to myself "Why? Why? Why? What difference would it have made if he had never lived." and I heard a voice. At the time I heard it I thought I heard it audibly, though because of my state of mind I wouldn't swear to it. I looked around my apartment and under my bed to see where the voice came from and there was no one there. So I sat back down on my bed and thought about what the voice had said “Profit by it". I said to myself "WOW wouldn't it be incredibly selfish of me to profit by such a loss". Then the voice was clearly inside of me and said " if you don't profit by it then it really is a loss" and at that moment as in a vision I saw like a pebble drop into a pond and the ripples went on out into infinity. I realized that in taking Don God reached me and I would reach others and on and on. Everything that happens is an opportunity to grow. I could have hardened my heart, or let even more love flow through me. By the grace of God I believe I made the right choice. I could now see that Jesus was the whole purpose of life. My Wall Street friends thought I was nuts. I then resigned my job and moved to Virginia to a Bible training center to study under this man I had mentioned before. God did many mighty things through him.
I got married and we had three children. I was ordained by this ministry and had hands laid on me and was sent out and moved to Danville Va. It was there that Sonshine Farm was born.
As we grew in size and recognition in the community around us, more and more of the people that came were professionals and a wealthier class began to come to the meetings and services as well. I allowed myself to name some as "Elders" solely because of their money and position in the community. In the back of my mind I knew this was wrong, but I rationalized it. I wrongly thought that we needed what they could put in the collection plate. They were not Elders spiritually. They wanted to take the church in a different direction and I was against it. After all the miracles that God had shown me in His ability to provide for His will, I had apparently still doubted Him. I then realized that if I ever gave them the opportunity to stab me in the back, they would. Well I gave them that opportunity. I fell into a sexual sin. It came to the surface, and they along with some pastors from other communities where I had traveled to teach came together and were incredibly hateful to me. I am sure that if it had been legal to put me to death they would have. They told me I had never met the Lord or I could never have done such a thing. I was devastated and disgraced. I left and moved to Durham to be under a ministry that I thought was trying to be of help. Well he also kept crushing me. I finally just said Lord I have got to just think about taking care of my family. I went back to work as a Stock Broker, because I knew that field.
God then seemed to remove his anointing from Sonshine Farm and many in the fellowship moved away and fell away, and the church is now kind of like a denominational church being pastured by a former Baptist minister. As a community we had been networked with several other similar Christian communities in and around cities across the country. Several had been patterning themselves after what we were doing, and I had taught at most of them. Even the “Heritage USA” (founded by Jim Baker from PTL Club fame), disaster originally got its twisted vision from what they saw and heard about at Sonshine Farm. Strangely at about the same time they all seemed to collapse for one reason or another. It was as though God had given us a glimpse of what was to come, a taste of how “Good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”; and then blew upon it and said this is yet for another day.
I believe that perhaps I needed to be put on the shelf for a season. We see this in scripture in several cases. Paul had a vision from God and immediately had to run out and be the manager of the Universe telling all the other elders in Jerusalem how things should be done. God had to put him on the back side of the mountain for a while maturing him and refining him as an instrument in Gods Hand. Moses was raised in Pharaohs house; surely he was qualified to lead Gods people. Well not exactly. He was smart in a worldly way, but He had to be taught that God’s ways are not our ways. God put him on the back side of a mountain for 40 years. God had to break him of any desire to be great among the people. He had to be taught what a Shepherd was. As long as we have a desire to lead, we are not able to. The way up is the way down. Mt:23:11: But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Well after leaving this ministry I just wanted to take care of my family and pursue my own financial success; the same struggle that all mankind is caught up in. One day after having started my new job I was walking down the street reflecting on all that had happened, and asked God “Why” again. Why was it that the principals of capitalism seem to work so well and the ways of your kingdom seemed to have fallen apart? God answered me and said “because capitalism is based on mans primary sin, SELFISHNESS and GREED. The Kingdom works on the opposite, SELFLESSNESS and GIVING. In this fallen creation, man lives according to his bassist desires and needs. He lives for self. In the Kingdom, we must die to self and live for others. This is completely contrary to the ways of this world. In order to walk this walk we must have trust and faith in our heavenly Father. The more you trust in your own abilities the more insecure you become and the farther you are from God. We are all wondering where is the power of God in the Church? Why are we in this mess in the world? I will quote again the verse that God gave us when Sonshine was born. Hag:1:9: Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
I had struggled for years with guilt over my sins, and my marriage failing. I did believe that regardless of what happened to the relationship between me and my wife, I was still responsible for taking care of them. I felt that if I had to sleep in the street I would, but I wanted to make sure that my children were taken care of and had the opportunity to go to college. Hopefully I didn’t train them to well in the way of this present world. I now try to show them there is another Kingdom that is coming.
I never turned my back on the Lord but was living for my self. I suffered through many hardships, but God was faithful through it all. I had to see that God meant business when he said He would take care of us. He proved it to me over and over through the years. Sometimes I felt I was about a quarter of an inch before hitting the concrete, but He always caught me. Then I saw the Truth of what had happened at Sonshine Farm. My real sin was not my sex failure, but that I had seen God provide and I still did not trust Him. I put people in leadership that the Lord did not, so I didn’t need to quite live by faith; I new that these wealthy people would put money in the church. Heb:10:38: Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. My failure came as a result of my pulling back from trusting in God.
Mt:6:26: Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27: Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28: And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30: Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31: Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32: (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
I must say that my life has been rerevolutionized since the events of 9/11. The Lord has also used the insight that has been shown in what Stephen Hanchett has written in his book. I had a new fire lit under me as a result of seeing the deceptiveness of evil. The devil knows his days are numbered. As the darkness gets darker the Light of God will get brighter. I do believe that Jesus is building His Church which is the Temple. (not the one in Jerusalem) The Body of Christ will come together. We will not be running to accomplish our own plan for our life. Most that come to Jesus just add Him to their plans but God wants us to drop our plans and seek His plan. I do believe that a form of what you read about in Sonshine Farm is already beginning again. I see the pieces starting to fall into place; and I am quite certain that this vision is being given to many again in this day. I can not make anything happen, I have no ambition to make it happen, But the Lord knows I am available. It is His Church, and His body and He will build it. Mt:6:10: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.